JANUARY Titles for Young People

Kortney’s Pick

51 Things to Make with Cardboard Boxes
by Fiona Hayes
You may have a few extra cardboard boxes around the house this year from online deliveries or curbside pick ups. Why not learn how to transform boxes into works of art? The octopus or the pirate ship may be my favorites of the projects. Expand your artistic skills while having fun!

Laura's Pick

Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing
by Christopher Willard
I would like to more actively pursue self-care, mindfulness, and gratitude in the new year. This book teaches different breathing techniques with each letter of the Alphabet.

Nancy’s Pick

The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring
by Ruth Sanderson
The Bluebonnet Award Winner of 2003 is a blend of classic Russian folktale forms including magical animals, a handsome peasant, and a wise, wily, and beautiful princess outwitting the Tsar. Sanderson’s illustrations are lavishly detailed.

Sarah’s Pick

Kids Crochet
by Kelli Ronci
Did you know the word “crochet” means hook in French? Learn how to make your own scarves, hats, and sweaters. Also, check out our website for crochet videos with Miss Laura

Sharon’s Pick

Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
A Newbery Award Winner, this book is written in a series of poems. Fifteen year old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's farm in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression. I have lived in West Texas and seen sand storms, so I can relate to stories in this book.

Stephanie's Pick

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World 
by Penelope Bagieu
As the mom of a teenage daughter, I’m always looking for stories about strong women to share with her. This beautiful graphic novel is filled with the stories of daring, indomitable women, such as Josephine Baker, Nellie Bly, Peggy Guggenheim, and Mae Jemison. Learning of their lives and struggles is worthwhile for everyone!