A new year means new books! Enjoy these recommendations as we look ahead to a wonderful 2023…

Very Good Hats by Emma Straub. Can turtles, stuffed bears, houses and pots wear hats? Absolutely. Readers are invited to put on their thinking caps and create all sorts of fun hats for various creatures. Recommended for infants

The Best Worst Day Ever by Mark Batterson. Bert is having the absolute worst day ever until he takes a walk with his dad. A great book about balancing frustrations and expectations. Recommended for toddlers

Secret Explorers and the Desert Disappearance by SJ King. Join the Secret Explorers, specialized brainiacs, who travel through the desert on a  fact-filled fictional adventure. Recommend for elementary schoolers

The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln. Join Shenanigan Swift and her eccentric family in a wild treasure hunt and murder mystery. Recommend for tweens/teens.