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Emotion Action Cards

Help your littles learn and practice expressing their emotions with our new emotion & feeling themed action cards! Click here to view and print.

Shape Action Cards

Help your littles get their wiggles out and learn shapes with our printable action cards! Click here to view and print our shape themed action cards.

New Year's Display

Happy New Year! Click here to view and print our New Year display which aims to feature nonfiction.

Up Bulletin Board

Adventure never ends at the library! Click here to view and print the Up bulletin board. The PDF is suitable for poster printers and will print 34x28 - it will also print normally on a regular 8.5x11 sheet. 

Frozen Feelings Bulletin Board

Frozen II featured incredible discussion and conversation about feelings and emotions! Be sure to check out the library's collection on that topic. Click here to view the first half of the bulletin board, and click here to view the second half!

Rick Riordan Series

Rick Riordan is one of our favorite authors! His numerous series bring mythology to life and feature incredible characters from countless diverse backgrounds. Click here for the printable PDF of all of his series in order!

Nightly Read Aloud Books for School Aged Kids

Reading together every night will help your child develop a love reading as well as give you special time together!

The routine, knowing they are loved, and their use of imagination will also help your child sleep more soundly and develop a healthy brain.

Click here for the PDF list of of books. Click here for the first half of the bulletin board - click here for the second half of the bulletin board.

Printable New Year's Hat

Happy New Year! 

Celebrate the new year with our free printable party hat. Be sure to keep the bottom portion after you cut to tape to each end of the hat. Click here to view and download!

STEM Books with Diverse Protagonists

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are all around us, all the time! Check out our latest & greatest STEM books featuring a protagonist of color. All books are available for checkout from the Cape May County Library system.

Rox’s Secret Code by Archambault: “Rox does not want to clean up her room, so she creates a robot to do her chores for her, but Chorebot gets out of control.”

Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Persico: “Georgia wants to become a famous scientist, but she does not think her family of artists can be of any help to her.”

Two Problems for Sophia by Averbeck: “Sophia is happy to have Noodle, her One True Desire, yet her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems."

Fairy Science by Spires: “All the fairies in Pixieville believe in magic--except Esther. She believes in science. When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies are stumped--including Esther. But not for long! Esther knows that science can get to the root of the problem--and its solution!”

Astronaut Annie by Slade: “When Annie has a career day at her school, each member of her family wonders if she will choose their career path--her grandfather the news photographer, her father the mountain climber or her mother the basketball player--until she reveals a dream that is all her own.”

How to Code a Roller Coaster by Funk: “"Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, are enjoying a day out at the amusement park and learning more about coding.” 

The Little Red Fort by Maier: “In this adaptation of the Little Red Hen fable, Ruby wants to build a fort, but her three brothers refuse to help, so when the fort is finished Ruby will not let them join her--until the boys come up with a few embellishments for the fort, like a mailbox, a garden, and a fresh coat of paint.”

Oh No! or, How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Barnett: “After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has builAda Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.t, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem.”

Ada Twist, Scientist by Beaty: “Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.”

Be a Maker by Howes: “Illustrations and simple, rhyming text invite the reader to make everything from a tower to a charitable donation, alone or with neighbors.”

Rocket Says Look Up! by Bryon: “Aspiring astronaut Rocket draws her community together to see a rare appearance of the Phoenix Meteor Showers, hoping especially that her big brother, Jamal, will look up from his phone.”

Cece Loves Science and Adventure by Beaty: “When Cece and her Adventure Girls troop face a sudden thunderstorm, they use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and make their way safely back to camp.”

Most Popular Books: 2019

The checkouts are in, and we officially have our most popular children’s books of 2019! Here are the titles, according to collection:


Picture Books:

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev

I’m a Shark! by Bob Shea

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Disney Princess Bedtime Stories

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! by Mo Willems

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman

The Petes Go Marching by James Dean

You Don’t Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman

Aqualicious by Victoria Kann

Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds



Minecraft: Construction Handbook by Matthew Needler

Minecraft: Redstone Handbook by Nick Farwell

Minecraft Combat Handbook by Stephanie Milton

The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz

Minecraft: Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Weird but True! Food: 300 Bite-Size Facts about Incredible Edibles!

The Disney Princess Cookbook by Cindy Littlefield

Guinness World Records: 2019

Roblox Character Encyclopedia by Alexander Cox

The Ultimate Book of Sharks by Brian Skerry

Look and Find: Disney Moana by Emily Skwish

Look and Find: The Mighty Avengers 

Big Book of Animals: A LEGO Adventure in the Real World

Fly Guy Presents: Sharks by Tedd Arnold


Juvenile Fiction

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Kiss and Spell by Suzanne Selfors

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

Once Upon a Pet: A Collection of Little Pet Stories by Suzanne Selfors

Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday by Rachel Russell

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown


Graphic Novels

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

Gravity Falls: Lost Legends by Alex Hirsch

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier 

Kristy’s Big Day by Ann. M. Martin

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Narwhal’s Otter Friend by Ben Clanton




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