(if you don’t know, ask a librarian)

If so, join the YELLOW DOT CLUB at the Downtown Children’s Library.  Read one title from the list below to officially be in the club.  Read five to get invited to the party in the Spring.  Read more to enter to win the grand prize…Librarian for a Day at the Downtown Children’s Library!  Call the library at 232-3812 for more information.

Two for Joy by Gigi Amateau – When their beloved and very independent great aunt comes to live with them after an accident, 8-year-old Jenna and her mother struggle to keep the peace and adjust to changing family dynamics.
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel – Enjoy a humorous look at the normal way cats bathe, why it is inappropriate for humans to bathe that way, and the challenges of trying to give a cat a real bath with soap and water.
The School Is Alive! by Jack Chabert – Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students, and, as hall monitor, it is his job to protect them–but he will need some help from his friends.
Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret by Wanda Coven – After being homeschooled her whole life, Heidi Heckelbeck enters a real school in second grade, where she encounters a mean girl named Melanie who makes her feel like an alien.
The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin – When a weird blue chicken comes to Chicken Squad headquarters for help, siblings Dirt, Sugar, and Sweetie help find her missing house.
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo – When she confronts a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost, animal control officer Francine Poulet questions her abilities.
Nikki & Deja by Karen English – When an arrogant new girl named Antonia comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.
Cheddar’s Tales: Crisis in Crittertown by Justine Fontes – When the post office where Cheddar Plainmouse and the rest of his colony lives is scheduled to close, he and his friends set out to find a new home in the dangerous world outside the post office basement.
Emma and the Blue Genie by Cornelia Funke – Eight-year-old Emma and her little dog, Tristan, take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes – Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.
Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey – Disaster ensues when Eddie is asked to care for his uncle’s pet dragon while the latter takes a week-long vacation.
Kung Pow Chicken: Let’s Get Cracking! by Cyndi Marko – Gordon Blue and his brother Benny, unlikely superheroes, must save Fowladelphia from Granny Goosebumps, who has filled the city with cookies that cause innocent chickens’ feathers to fall off.
The Lost Stone (or any Kingdom of Wrenly book) by Jordan Quinn – Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen’s seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land’s main attractions as they search.
January Joker (or any Calendar Mysteries book) by Ron Roy – Seven-year-olds, Bradley, Brian, Nate and Lucy make observations and gather clues that convince them that their older siblings, cousin and animals have been captured by hungry space aliens.
Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant – When a storm separates Stumpy the squirrel from her newborn babies, her animal friends come to the rescue.