Staff Picks

Kids: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

April Staff Picks List

  • The Snowy Day


  • Mother Bruce


  • The Kissing Hand


  • Jamberry


  • Adventures with Barefoot Critters


  • Bear's Busy Family: La Familia Ocupada de Oso


  • Monsters at the End of This Book


  • Please Baby Please


  • Fifteen Animals


  • Who? A Celebration of Babies


  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus


  • A Seed is a Start


  • Love Makes a Family


  • The Circus Ship


  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar


  • Splash


  • The Bad Seed


  • I Sang You Down from the Stars


  • Good Night Gorilla


  • The Alphabet Tree


Teens: YA Arab American Heritage Month

April Staff Picks List

  • The Shape of Thunder


  • All-American Muslim Girl


  • Travelers Along the Way


  • Bright Red Fruit


  • A Guide to the Dark


  • Ida in the Middle


  • Thunderbird


  • As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow


  • Huda F Are You?


  • Something More


  • Squire


  • The Next New Syrian Girl


  • Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners


  • We Hunt the Flame


  • Mirage


  • It Won't Always Be Like This: A Graphic Memoir


  • Nayra and the Djinn


Adults: Growing a Garden

April Staff Picks List

  • Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty


  • Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables From Your Home Garden All Year Around


  • Grow What You Love: 12 Food Plant Families to Change Your Life


  • The Science of Gardening: Discover How Your Garden Really Grows


  • Go Native! Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers in the Lower Midwest


  • Tiny Space Gardening: Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Small Outdoor Spaces (With Recipes)


  • The Botanical Bible: Plants, Flowers, Art, Recipes & Other Home Remedies


  • Grow Great Vegetables in Indiana


  • Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces


  • The Complete Gardener


  • Gardening Complete: How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers, and Other Outdoor Plants


  • Starting & Saving Seeds: Grow the Perfect Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Garden


  • The Kitchen Garden


  • Illinois, Indiana, & Ohio Month-By-Month Gardening: What to do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year