FEBRUARY Titles for Young People

Dear Diary & To Whom It May Concern

Courtney's Pick

The Secret Letters
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Colin and Nevaeh uncover vintage letters in attics and basements that lead to connected mysteries from the 1970s and 1980s, learning about historical social issues and the things they value in their lives. 

Kortney's Pick

Pug Blasts Off
by Kyla May
This heart-warming and hilarious title is part of the Diary of a Pug early chapter book series. Join Bella and Baron von Bubbles as they work together to construct the perfect project for the Inventor Challenge. See how sometimes we have to face our biggest fears to help the ones we love, and how our first idea may end up inspiring a project you never saw coming. 

Nancy's Pick

Diary of a Worm
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss
Dangerous hopscotch, Secret Service red wigglers, and one-move Hokey Pokey are among the great sight gags in this vermi picture book. 

Randall's Pick

The Gardener
by Sarah Stewart
Told in the form of letters from home, Lydia is sent to live with her uncle in the city, where she transforms the lives around her through her love of gardening.

Sandy's Pick

If You Come to Earth
by Sophie Blackall
How would you describe Earth to a visitor from space?  Written as an expansive letter, our young narrator explains the vast and minute details of life on this beautiful planet we call home.

Vanessa's Pick

The Princess Diaries
by Meg Cabot
Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne. As if she didn’t feel like enough of a freak already! I read this series over and over through my tween and teen years, so it is very near and dear to my heart! Mia’s shenanigans and misadventures never failed to make me laugh and put a smile on my face.

Victoria's Pick

I Wanna Go Home
by Karen Orloff
I Wanna Go Home tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy who desperately does not want to stay with his grandparents while his parents go on a luxurious vacation. His displeased emails take a surprising turn as he gets to know how cool his grandparents really are.

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