Library Closed through April 30

Due to the extended Governor’s stay-at-home order, all Palatine Public Library District facilities will remain closed through April 30. Please do not return your Library materials until the Library reopens. There will not be any late penalties. Watch the website and social media for updates.

Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Best New Youth Books

  • Cover image for Honeybee

    Honeybee

    Candace Fleming

    Honeybee

    Candace Fleming

    Get up close and personal with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life, complete with exquisitely detailed illustrations.

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  • Cover image for The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street

    The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street

    Lauren Oliver

    The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street

    Lauren Oliver

    From the bestselling author of E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Liesl & Po comes a timely and relevant adventure story about monsters of all kinds--and a girl brave enough to save them.

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  • Cover image for Just Feel

    Just Feel

    Mallika Chopra

    Just Feel

    Mallika Chopra

    From the author of Just Breathe, Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, comes a full-color guide empowering kids ages 8-12 to problem solve, harness inner strength, and gain grit and emotional

    Read more about Just Feel.
  • Cover image for Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    Andrew McDonald

    Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    Andrew McDonald

    Ever wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN.

    Read more about Real Pigeons Fight Crime.
  • Cover image for 96 Miles

    96 Miles

    J. L. Esplin

    96 Miles

    J. L. Esplin

    For fans of Gary Paulsen’s classic Hatchet and Lauren Tarshis’s bestselling I Survived series, J. L.

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  • Cover image for Farah Rocks Fifth Grade

    Farah Rocks Fifth Grade

    Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Farah Rocks Fifth Grade

    Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Farah and her best friend, Allie Liu, are getting excited to turn in their applications to the Magnet Academy, where they both hope to attend sixth grade.

    Read more about Farah Rocks Fifth Grade.
  • Cover image for Lizzie Demands a Seat!

    Lizzie Demands a Seat!

    Beth Anderson

    Lizzie Demands a Seat!

    Beth Anderson

    In 1854, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings, an African American schoolteacher, fought back when she was unjustly denied entry to a New York City streetcar, sparking the beginnings of the long struggle to

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  • Cover image for The Space We're In

    The Space We're In

    Katya Balen

    The Space We're In

    Katya Balen

    Ten-year-old Frank has trouble navigating his relationship with his younger brother Max who is autistic. Frank loves soccer, codes, riding his bike, and playing with his friends.

    Read more about The Space We're In.
  • Cover image for Chirp

    Chirp

    Kate Messner

    Chirp

    Kate Messner

    "[A] deftly layered mystery about family, friendship, and the struggle to speak up." - Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Shout From acclaimed author Kate Messner comes the powe

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