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Picture Book of the Month

Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo Written by David Miles and Illustrated by Murray Bain

The celebrated holiday song from multitalented and multiple-award-winning roots musician David Myles is now available as a book. Young David writes letters to Santa every year, requesting a banjo, but to no avail. Follow the ups and downs of the holiday season with David as he pines for his most-wished-for holiday gift. Featuring illustrations from the animation studio that created the song's well-loved music video, a special holiday message from David Myles and original sheet music for those who wish to play along, Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo is sure to inspire many a holiday sing-along.

Kid's Book of the Month

The House With Chicken Legs By Sophie Anderson

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

Non Fiction Book of the Month

Dinosaur Empire! By Abby Howard

Ronnie is just a normal fifth-grader trying to pass her science class’s impossible quiz on the history of dinosaurs . . . until she happens upon her neighbor—Ms. Lernin—a retired paleontologist. With the assistance of Science Magic, Ronnie and Ms. Lernin travel back through time and space to experience the Mesozoic Era firsthand.