Family Reads

Family Reads

We offer a growing number of sets of books for families, groups, book clubs to check out multiple copies of. We hope these great books bring opportunities for discussion, pondering, and building relationships. If you can think of any titles to add to our ‘Family Reads’ collection please let a librarian know!

Alabama Moon, Watt Key

Black Pearl, Scott, O’Dell

Behind Rebel Lines, Seymour Reit

The BFG, Roald Dahl

Boggart, Susan Cooper

The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne

Brian’s Return, Gary Paulsen

Brian’s Winter, Gary Paulsen

Coraline, Neil Gaiman

The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau

Dog Called Kitty, Bill Wallace

Down the Yukon, Will Hobbs

Gossamer, Lois Lowry

Guns for General Washington, Seymour Reit

Hatchet, Gary Paulsen

Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien

How to Eat Fried Worms , Thomas Rockwell

The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes

The Janitors Boy, Andrew Clements

Jason’s Gold, Will Hobbs

The Library Card, Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli

Matilda, Roald Dahl

Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

Mrs. Basil & Frankwiker, E.L. Konigsbur

My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George

Old Yeller, Fred Gipson

The People of Sparks, Jeanne Duprau

Pictures of Hollis Woods, Patricia Reilly Giff

The Prophet of Yonwood, Jeanne Duprau

The River, Gary Paulsen

Snot Stew, Bill Wallace

Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce

The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Kimberly Willis Holt

Lorraine’s Picks

Getting to know Lorraine!

I have worked at the Library for the past 11 years and I enjoy the people I work with. I enjoy spending time with my family and grandkids.  I also enjoy quilting and reading on my spare time.

Favorite Books:

To Kill a Mockingbird:  Lee, Harper

Secret Life of Bees:  Kidd, Sue Monk

The Shepherd of the Hills:  Wright, Harold Bell

Freckles:  Stratton-Porter, Gene

Ellen’s Picks

Getting to know Ellen!

I am married and have 4 children, with 11 grandchildren. I love working in the Regional History Center and the people I work with. I enjoy history and adventures in our county.

Favorite Books:

Bonhoeffer: Metaxas, Eric

Killing Lincoln: O’Reilly, Bill

Snow Angels: Beck, Glenn

Harry Potter Series: Rowling, J.K.

Work and the Glory: Lund, Gerald

Tennis Shoes Among the Nephets: Hemerdinger, Chris

Favorite books as a child:

Nancy Drew Mysteries: Keene, Carolyn

Charlottes Web: White, E.B.

Melinda’s Picks

Getting to know Melinda!

I read when I have time.  I enjoy EBooks they are so much fun to have and you can have many books on one deivde.  Call me the Gadget Queen.  Any new computer gadget out there I want…

Favorite Books:

Simple Abundance:  Breathnach, Sara Ban

The Poisonwood Bible:  Kingsolver, Barbara

The Book Thief:  Zusak, Narkus

Quilting Books

The Maze Runner:  Dashner, James

Favorite books as a child:

Dr. Seuss

Nancy Drew Mysteries:  Keene, Carolyn

Joan’s Picks

Getting to know Joan!

I now work at the Library (a great place).  When I’m not working I love gardening, family gatherings, and traveling.

Favorite Books:

Boone’s Lick:  McMurty, Larry

Legend of Colton H. Bryant:  Fuller, Alexandra

Stephanie Plum Books:  Evanovich, Janet

The Jesse Stone Series:  Parker, Robert

Alex Cross Series:  Patterson, James

Favorite books as a child:

To Kill A Mocking Bird:  Lee, Harper

Gone With the Wind:  Mitchell, Margaret

Julie’s Picks

Getting to know Julie!

I like making socks.  Its my current passion.  I like my mountain cabin, aspen trees, sunshine, and smiling kids. I enjoy my grandkids running to give me a hug.

Favorite Books:

Mila 18 & QB7:  Uris, Leon

Les Miserables:  Hugo, Victor

Boys From Brazil:  Levin, Ira

Marathon Man:  Goldman, William

Count of Monte Cristo:  Dumas, Alexandre

Gone With the Wind:  Mictchell, Margaret

Favorite books as a child:

Emil and the Detectives:  Kastner, Erich

Nancy Drew Mysteries:  Keene, Carolyn

Christopher’s Picks

Getting to know Christopher!

Just in case you couldn’t discern from my list of favorite books (or by seeing my photograph), I am a nerd/geek. BUT DON’T LET THAT FACT DEPRESS YOU- I enjoy being a nerd/geek 🙂

Favorite Books:

The lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe:  Lewis, Clive Staples

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:  Lewis, Clive Staples

The Hunt for Red October:  Clancy, Tom

The Star Trek:  The Next Generation Technical Manual

Ender’s Game:  Card, Orson Scott

The Andromeda Strain:  Crichton, Michael

Favorite books as a child:

Airplanes and Trucks and Trains, Fire Engines, Boats and Ships and Building and Wrecking Machines: Zaffo, George J

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back:  Seuss, Dr.

Amber’s Picks

Getting to know Amber!

I have a daughter who I enjoy and love very much.  I like to photograph family and nature.  I also enjoy scrapbooking.

Favorite Books:

The Kiss of a Stranger:  Eden, Sarah M.

Mrs. Mike:  Freedman, Benedict

FreeFall:  Abramson, Traci Hunter

Heavenly Surrender: McClure, Marcia Lynn

Shackles of Honor:  McClure, Marcia Lynn

To Catch a Falling Star:  Wright, Julie

Favorite books as a child:

Yo! Yes!: Raschka, Christopher

Duck & Goose:  Hills, Tad

Tisha’s Picks

Getting to know Tisha!

I really enjoy being outdoors and playing sports.  I also enjoy quilting, cooking, and I am currently starting to make cakes.  I love to read, mainly fantasy but also mysteries and gardening books.

Favorite Books:

Lightning Thief Series, Heroes of Olympus Series, & Kane Chronicles Series:  Riordan, Rick

Fablehaven Series:  Mull, Brandon

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel:  Scott, Michael

Eragon Series:  Paolini, Christopher

Harry Potter Series:  Rowling, J.K.

Favorite books as a child:

Magic Tree House:  Osborne, Mary Pope

Boxcar Children:  Warner, Gertrude

The Little Critter Books: Mayer, Mercer

April’s Picks

Getting to know April!

I like chocolate, quilting, reading,and collecting recipies.

Favorite Books:

Janet Evanovich Series

Hunger Games Series:  Collins, Suzanne

Shannon Hale’s Novels

In Death Series:  Robb, J.D.

Favorite books as a child:

Any Animal stories, Fairy Tales, and mythology.