What Are We Reading Right Now?

A list of children’s books that Oakland librarians are currently reading.

Children’s librarians tend to hold in our hearts a deep and abiding love of children’s literature. We read kid's books for work, but we read them for pleasure too! Check out the variety of books that Oakland Public Library’s Children’s Librarians are reading, and let us know which books you're excited about right now:

Amy Martin, Eastmont Branch

Center of Everything book coverThe Center of Everything / Linda Urban

Andrew Demcak, Golden Gate Branch

City of Gold and Lead book coverCity of Gold and Lead / John Christopher

Annabelle Blackman, West Oakland Branch

I kissed the baby book coverOld Black Fly book coverOld MacDonald book cover Voices from the Disaster book cover

I Kissed the Baby! / Mary Murphy

Old Black Fly / Jim Aylesworth ; illustrations by Stephen Gammell

Old MacDonald / retold and illustrated by Jessica Souhami ; designed by Paul McAlinden

Titanic : Voices from the Disaster / by Deborah Hopkinson

Anne Lennon, Melrose Branch

Another Brother book coverGoblin Secrets book coverPart-time Princess book coverPig Parade is a Terrible Idea book cover

Another Brother / Matthew Cordell

Goblin secrets / William Alexander

Part-time Princess / Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Cambria Evans

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea / Michael Ian Black ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

Dayni Kuo, Asian Branch

Grandaddy's Place book coverGrandaddy's Place / by Helen Griffith; illus. by James Stevenson

Janet Cheung, Asian Branch

Emily of Deep Valley book coverEmily of Deep Valley / Maud Hart Lovelace; illus. by Vera Neville

Laurie Willhalm, Main Library

Throne of Fire book coverThe Throne of Fire / Rick Riordan

Nina Lindsay, Main Library

P.S. Be Eleven book coverP.S. Be Eleven / by Rita Williams-Garcia

Ted McCoy, Cesar Chavez Branch

Aliens on Vacation book coverAliens on Vacation / by Clete Smith; illus by Christian Slade


I think it's funny that me

I think it's funny that me and Anne are the only ones with picture books listed. We also both happen to have small children who love to read the same thing over and over and over again!

Annabelle, I love that both

Annabelle, I love that both you and Anne gave equal attention to chapter and picture books in your reponses! My reading list is full of picture books right now -- Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown and Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman are a couple current favorites :)

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