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What Is Children's Book Week?

"The Fire of Literacy is Created by the Sparks Between a Child, a Book, and the Person Reading" - Mem Fox

Books are a gateway to imagination, education, and new and exciting worlds. Books teach us empathy and provide us with opportunities to expand our vocabulary. Children's Book Week is a week to not only celebrate the colorful and varied stories of picture books and young adult novels but also to encourage reading those books to children and to ourselves. Learn more about children's book week here!



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Children's Books at CPTC

I Like Myself By Karen Beaumont

Available at the Camden Library

Exuberant rhymes and wild illustrations celebrate self-acceptance and self-love from theNew York Times best-selling creators of Ain't Gonna Paint No More! High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters. At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's vibrant illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful . . . and straight from the heart.

The true story of the 3 little pigs

Available at the Golden Isles Library

You thought you knew the story of the "The Three Little Pigs"... You thought wrong.    In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of "The Three Little Pigs."    "In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what really happens during his encounter with the three pigs.... Smith's simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale."  -Children's Literature    "Older kids (and adults) will find very funny."  -School Library Journal

Goodnight Moon

Available at the Jesup Library

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.  In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--the little bunny says goodnight.  

Llama Llama mess, mess, mess

Available at the Waycross Library

Mama Llama teaches Llama Llama a humorous lesson in cleaning up in Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama series. Mama Llama teaches Llama Llama a humorous lesson in cleaning up in Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama. Time to pick up all your toys!  Why is Mama making noise?  Mama says it's cleaning day.  Llama only wants to play.    Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama is growing up, but he still loves to play with all his toys! When Mama Llama says it's time to clean up, Llama responds like any child more interested in playing than cleaning . . . by ignoring her! But Mama has an imaginative response of her own. What if she never cleaned? What would happen then? Well, Llama Llama is going to find out! Here is a truly funny take on a childhood chore that all children will relate to and laugh at! And it is sure to be helpful to get kids cleaning up!

We Got the Beat : A Children's Picture Book

Available Online

An exuberant celebration of dance and play in picture book form, based on Charlotte Caffey's joyful classic made famous by the Go-Go's.  See the people walking down the street  Fall in line just watching all their feet  They don't know where they want to go  But they're walking in time  They got the beat...  We Got the Beat is a children's picture book based on the hit song by the 1980s new wave group the Go-Go's. Consisting of five members, the all-female band rocked the nation with their charisma and musical genius. Their hit song "We Got the Beat" spent three weeks at #2 on the Billboard 100 and became their signature song. Says theNew York Times: the Go-Go's "taught a new generation the power of the girl gang."  With lyrics by Go-Go's member Charlotte Caffey and illustrations by Kaitlyn Shea O'Connor, this picture book tells the story of what it is like to live life dancing to the beat while enjoying friends, nature, and the fun that surrounds you. We Got the Beat will make both parents and children get their groove on and show off their best dance moves.  "Songs like 'We Got the Beat' were built with a timeless durability as solidly constructed as a Motown hit."  --New York Times

YA Books at CPTC

Challenger Deep

Available at the Camden Library

National Book Award and Golden Kite Award Winner A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn. Challenger Deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel from one of today's most admired writers for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, the award-winning author of Speak, calls challenger Deep"a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary.""

This Is Not The End

Available at the Golden Isles Library

If you could choose one person to bring back to life, who would it be?    Seventeen-year-old Lake Deveraux is the survivor of a car crash that killed her best friend and boyfriend. Now she faces an impossible choice. Resurrection technology changed the world, but strict laws allow just one resurrection per citizen, to be used on your eighteenth birthday or lost forever.    You only have days to decide.    For each grieving family, Lake is the best chance to bring back their child.    For Lake, it's the only way to reclaim a piece of happiness after her own family fell apart.    And Lake must also grapple with a secret--and illegal--vow she made years ago to resurrect someone else. Someone who's not even dead yet.    Who do you need most?    As Lake's eighteenth birthday nears, secrets and betrayals new and old threaten to eclipse her cherished memories. Lake has one chance to save a life . . . but can she live with her choice?


Available at the Jesup Library

The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin, Texas. Natalie, who's also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style and persona she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and designer heels aren't compatible with digging for fossils.  But nothing is going to dampen her spirit. She's exactly where she wants to be and gets to work with her hero, the host of the most popular paleontology podcast in the world. And then there's Chase, the intern, who's seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who'd be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.  It's a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.  Until it isn't.  When Natalie's paleontologist hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, she has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by men. To do this, she'll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying the rules and risking her life for the sake of a major discovery. While sifting through dirt, she finds more than fossils--she finds out that she is truly awesome.

The Fault In Our Stars

Available at the Waycross Library

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


Available Online

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in this inventive YA fantasy from award-winning author Frances Hardinge  The gods are dead. Fifty years ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. Now, even coin-sized scraps of dead god are worth a fortune because of the strange powers they're said to possess. But few are brave enough to dive and search for them. When fifteen-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of one of these deities, he'll risk everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, scientists, and cults who would kill for its power. Because Hark needs the heart if he wants to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But the power of a god was not meant for human hands. With the heart, Jelt begins to eerily transform, and Hark will have to decide if he can stay loyal to his friend--or what he's willing to sacrifice to save him.

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