Looking for a good book to read?
Here you will find our Staff Pick of the Month, information about downloadable books and
online reading resources, plus some links to book lists that will lead you to some exciting titles.
 

STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH

NOT QUITE NARWHAL
by Jessie Sima

Kelp is a little different than the other narwhals in his family.  In fact, Kelp might not be a narwhal at all.  Is it possible he’s really a unicorn?  And if so, what does that mean?  A fun and clever story about what it means to fit in while still being yourself.

E Fiction

Recommended by Miss Hannah

eBOOKS & MORE

 

axis 360

Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks

You can download children's books on your favorite electronic device through the library's website using axis 360.  There are downloadable ebooks as well as downloadable audiobooks.  To read an ebook or listen to an audiobook, you may need to download a specific app.  For more information about the required apps and instructions on downloading titles, click here.


BookFlix

BookFlix

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction titles from Scholastic.  The books are geared to K - 3rd graders.  No special software or login required.  Enjoy some great books from the comfort of home.

BOOK LISTS

 
Award Winning Books - Here you will find links to Newbery Award-winning books, Caldecott Award-winning books, Coretta Scott King Award-winning books, and Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award winners.

William Allen White Nominees & Award Winners - Here you will find the most recent William Allen White award nominees, as well as a link to previous years' winners.

Battle of the Books - Here is the list of titles for the Olathe School District's Battle of the Books for 2017-18.

Picture Book Finder - Find picture books on different popular topics.

Historical Fiction List - This is a list of historical fiction titles for kids arranged by historical time period.

Staff Picks - These are some books recommended by our Children's staff.  Included are newer titles at the Olathe Public Library, as well as some old favorites.  The titles on the list are in the following order:  picture books, easy readers, graphic novels, chapter books, and nonfiction.

Kid Picks - These books are some of the favorites of other children like yourself.  Kids have submitted reviews of books which they think are worth reading.  Do you have a book you'd like to recommend?  Then submit a review of your own!  We'll post it on our website for others to see.

Storytime Books - Here you can find lists of books used in our preschool storytimes.