Did you know that Collins Library has a collection of children’s books?

Hannah Turner is a new student at Puget Sound and we are delighted she is working in the Library.  Recently Hannah had the chance to learn more about our children’s literature collection and below is a review of some of our most recently purchased books and an introduction to our new “book basket” that is now in the Pacific Northwest Room – or as some call it the Rocking Chair Room.

Drop by and check out our basket of recent acquisitions in our Rocking Chair Reading Room (Pacific Northwest Room)! Below are descriptions of just a few of our many wonderful new books for kids, from picture books to middle-grade novels.

Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna: A picture book aimed at children dealing with fear and anxiety, Me and My Fear follows a girl who moves to a new country. Her fear, embodied by an imaginary friend, grows bigger to protect her. It tries to convince her to be alone and scared, and she’s sure that no one feels the same way. But she learns that by sharing her fear, she can manage it and become less alone. Call number: PZ7.1.S3553 M3 2018

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender: Twelve-year old Caroline was born on Water Island during a hurricane – considered bad luck in her culture. She has always been different, getting bullied at school and seeing apparitions that no one else can. Caroline is alone until Kalinda comes to her school from Barbados. As Caroline and Kalinda grow closer, they set off in a hurricane to search for Caroline’s missing mother. Call number: PZ7.1.C317 Hu 2018

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon: Brothers Caleb Franklin and Bobby Gene are excited to spend their summer exploring the woods behind their house in Indiana. Caleb dreams of traveling, but his father likes to stay close to home. Over the summer, the two boys meet Styx Malone – a mysterious teenager who seems to have been everywhere. Styx tells the boys that together they can accomplish “The Great Escalator Trade” – exchanging one thing for something better, over and over until they get what they want. However, the trades start to get out of control and the brothers realize that Styx might not be what he seems. Call number: PZ7.M2739 Sum 2018

Skyward by Sally Deng: This historical fiction tale, set in 1927, follows three very different girls who all dream of being pilots: Hazel, from San Francisco; Lilya, from Russia; and Marlene, from England. The three girls each get a chance to fly as war threatens their respective countries. Though faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, they follow their dreams with bravery and passion. Call number: PZ7.1.D4646 Sk 2018

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson: When Candice Miller finds an old letter in Lambert, South Carolina, addressed to her Grandmother, she discovers a puzzle that could lead to a great fortune. Candice’s grandmother had tried and failed to solve the mystery, but maybe Candice can do it. With the help of her shy neighbor, Brandon, Candice begins to work out the clues… clues that shed light on Lambert’s complex and often dark history and threaten to unveil family secrets. Call number: PZ7.J63844 Par 2018

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