Searching For A Good Book? Browse This List From CH-UH Librarians

In honor of Read Across America Day, we asked local librarians to list their favorite books. Now, tell us what your favorites are!

In honor of Read Across America Day, we wanted to give readers a few good book suggestions.

So we went to the experts — librarians at the — and they gave us more than just a few. Check out this great list of books for kids, teens and adults.

Now, it's your turn. What book would you recommend? Tell us in the comments section below. 

Toddler/Preschool/School age:

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems (Toddler)

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming illustrated by G. Brian Karas (preschoolers)

Duck for President, by Doreen Cronin (preschool)

Professor Wormbog in Search of the Zipperump-a-Zoo, by Mercer Mayer (preschool)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (The Marvel Comics adaptation), by L. Frank Baum and Illustrated by Skotti Young (5 and up)

Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke (grades 4-6)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling (School Age and Up)


The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow

Princess Bride, by William Goldman

Paper Towns, by John Green

Life With Mr. Dangerous, by Paul Hornschemeier

How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by  Betty Smith

Habibi, by Craig Thompson

The Once and Future King, by T.H. White


The Alienist, by Caleb Carr

Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee

The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides 

Marriage Plot, by Jeffery Eugenides

Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones

Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri

1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje

Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger

Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh

Michelle Simakis (Editor) March 02, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I asked, so I'll start! I think the funniest book I've ever read is "Naked" by David Sedaris. Also I just read "My Story" by Marilyn Monroe. It was interesting to read after seeing "My Week With Marilyn."
sheryl Banks March 02, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I'm nearly done with a short story collection, "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges" by Nathan Englander. And incredible combination of tragedy and comedy.
J. Nadzam March 03, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam provides the extremely well written story of the evolving disturbing love between a young girl and a middle aged man. It is a little bit rescue fantasy doused with Pygmalion. The prose is reminiscient of Marilyn Robinson's Housekeeping. The theme is reminiscent of Nabokov's Lolita but quite different.


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