Update to Service Changes!

Beginning November 19 through December 6, Palatine Library is moving to just Curbside Pickup appointments. No Curbside on Thanksgiving, 11/26. All Library buildings will be closed. See palatinelibrary.org/temporaryclosure for full details.

Recommendations for Kids

Discover your new favorite book by exploring our curated lists. 

Ebooks: If you like Harry Potter

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    Young Wizards Series

    Diane Duane

    Young Wizards Series

    Diane Duane

    Nita is just looking for an escape from her bullies when she stumbles upon an odd book in the library: So You Want to Be a Wizard.

    Read more about Young Wizards Series.
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    Akata Witch

    Nnedi Okorafor

    Akata Witch

    Nnedi Okorafor

    Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.

    Read more about Akata Witch.
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    The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)

    Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

    The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)

    Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

    From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

    Read more about The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1).
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    Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded

    Sage Blackwood

    Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded

    Sage Blackwood

    From the author of the acclaimed Jinx trilogy comes a spellbinding fantasy, perfect for fans of the School for Good and Evil series, about a young heroine fighting to save a world that would dare t

    Read more about Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded.
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    The Storm Runner

    J.C. Cervantes

    The Storm Runner

    J.C. Cervantes

    A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents and New York Times bestselling author J. C. Cervantes!

    Read more about The Storm Runner.
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    The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted

    Conor Grennan

    The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted

    Conor Grennan

    Although his abilities are dormant, thirteen-year-old Jack Carlson is drafted into an academy for future heroes where some believe Jack is the one prophesied to end the ancient Shadow War.

    Read more about The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted.
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    The Mystwick School of Musicraft

    Jessica Khoury

    The Mystwick School of Musicraft

    Jessica Khoury

    Humor and heart shine in this middle grade fantasy about a girl who attends a boarding school to learn how to use music to create magic, perfect for fans of Nevermoor and The School for Good and Ev

    Read more about The Mystwick School of Musicraft.
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    Have Sword, Will Travel

    Garth Nix, Sean Williams

    Have Sword, Will Travel

    Garth Nix, Sean Williams

    It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried.

    Read more about Have Sword, Will Travel.

Ebooks: Picture Book Read-Alongs

  • Cover image for Goodnight Already!

    Goodnight Already!

    Jory John

    Goodnight Already!

    Jory John

    Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.

    Read more about Goodnight Already!.
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    Mother Bruce

    Ryan T. Higgins

    Mother Bruce

    Ryan T. Higgins

    Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite.

    Read more about Mother Bruce.
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    Freight Train

    Donald Crews

    Freight Train

    Donald Crews

    In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watche

    Read more about Freight Train.
  • Cover image for Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Eileen Christelow

    Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    Eileen Christelow

    As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.

    Read more about Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
  • Cover image for Red

    Red

    Michael Hall

    Red

    Michael Hall

    A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark!

    Read more about Red.
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    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown

    In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the

    Read more about Goodnight Moon.
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    Owl Babies

    Martin Waddell

    Owl Babies

    Martin Waddell

    “There aren’t many ‘baby books’ that convey this kind of emotional richness supported by a perfect artistic form.” — Washington Post Book World Features an audio read-along!

    Read more about Owl Babies.