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Fall books for reading

October 8, 2018 For young readers ready for a funny, “spooky” book is “How to Scare a Ghost” by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish (Alfred A. Knopf, $17.99. more »»

New books for kids to enjoy in May

May 4, 2018 By Amy Phelps There are picture books for young readers and several new chapter books for middle-grade readers to keep boredom at bay! A rhino finds an unlikely friend in Levi, a tickbird in... more »»

Books for moms to read

May 4, 2018 There are several new books out right now that will appeal to moms to read when they get a break! New York Times bestselling author and star of “Fuller House,” Candace Cameron Bure, with Ami... more »»

New releases in kids’ books

April 4, 2018 An ode to comic book heroes comes with a dad and daughter duo in “The Adventures of Wrong Man and Power Girl” by C. Alexander London and illustrated by Frank Morrison (Penguin, $17.99. more »»

Books for March reading

March 8, 2018 There are many new books out for all age groups! For younger kids, two boys go camping and decide to go for a walk in “Bob and Joss Take a Hike!” by Peter McCleery with illustrations by Vin Vogel... more »»

Picture books for young readers

November 16, 2017 Some new releases are ready to keep kids busy during colder nights! Lovely artwork follows an almost wordless story of a young kitten who just wants to play with his family in “Meow!” by Victoria... more »»

Halloween tales of spooky fun

October 10, 2017 A little skeleton tries to enjoy his first day of school even though he’s having some problems in “Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler with illustrations by Will Terry. more »»

Back to school with books

September 21, 2017 Kids can enjoy getting in their back-to-school routine with new books! From the My Weird School series are several new books. more »»

Read something good this summer

May 31, 2017 Just because it is summer, doesn’t mean it is time to stop reading! Kids can find something to occupy the long summer hours with some new reading material. more »»

Hop to Easter books

April 11, 2017 By Amy Phelps Get in the Easter spirit with books about bunnies, chicks and springtime! First is a board book for young children, “The Story of the Easter Bunny” by Katherine Tegen with... more »»

Halloween books for all ages

October 1, 2016 Time to get in the scream of things with some Halloween books! First is “Monster Trucks” by Anika Denise with illustrations by Nate Wragg (HarperCollins, $17.99, ages 4-8. more »»

Back to school with books

September 1, 2016 By now you’re settling into your routine, but it’s always fun for young readers to read about what they are experiencing. In “Pete the Cat’s Got Class” by James Dean (Harper, $9. more »»

Introducing Stick Cat

May 9, 2016 Tom Watson, the author of the popular (especially in my house) series, “Stick Dog,” brings a new pet to life with “Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties” (HarperCollins, $12.99, ages 8 to 12. more »»

Books for older readers

May 9, 2016 By Amy Phelps Get some novels for the middle-grade to young adult readers in your life! First is a young adult novel that adds a touch of sci-fi in “The Outliers” by New York Times bestselling... more »»

Book finds for mom

May 9, 2016 New York Times bestselling author Karen Alpert writes a funny memoir in “I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting” (William Morrow, $19.99. more »»

Superhero Middle Grade Book

March 7, 2016 For middle grade readers interested in superheroes is “Wonder Woman at Super Hero High” by Lisa Yee (Random House, $13.99, ages 8 to 12. more »»

Springtime books for kids

March 7, 2016 Welcome spring holidays with some new picture books! First is a little book in time for St. Patrick’s Day with “Mr. more »»

New Stick Dog Book

February 9, 2016 A family favorite is back and ready to get a hold of something delicious in “Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts” by Tom Watson (HarperCollins, $12.99, ages 8 to 12. more »»

Warm hearts with kids’ books

February 9, 2016 It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate your love for your kids than with a new book? Books are way better than chocolate! First is a board book version of a... more »»

Chapter books

January 14, 2016 Get into some seasonally appropriate books for chapter-book readers! First is a fiction book with a non-fiction tie-in, “Magic Tree House: Balto of the Blue Dawn”?(Random House, $12. more »»

Winter and baby books

January 14, 2016 =Now is a great time to get your baby’s book collection started or to find some fun new winter titles for your young readers! There’s several new board books for your baby to enjo. more »»


Parkersburg Library Toddler Time December 11, 2018

Toddler Time for 2-year-olds and younger is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Must register. Call (304) 420-4387 ext. 20. more »

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