All About Books!

About the Collection

  • The Media Center will continuously be adding new books to the collection throughout the year. Some of the books come from subscription services, while others are donated, and some I select myself. It is important for parents, students, and staff within the school to know that much research goes into adding books into the library. I make sure to add books to the collection that either come from a reputable publisher, are award-winners, or receive starred reviews from major literary journals. I make sure to be familiar with all of the books that I add to the collection.


  • Serious Goose

    by Jimmy Kimmel Year Published: 2019

    From Worldcat, "A very serious goose will not be silly for any reason, including putting a chicken on her head, dressing her like a moose, or making a funny face."

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  • New Kid

    by Jerry Craft Year Published: 2019

    From Worldcat, "Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds-and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navig"ate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?"

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  •  Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

    Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson Year Published: 2019

    From Worldcat, "

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has become one of the most recognizable and respected figures in science, beloved to curious kids. In this adaptation of his #1 New York Times bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Tyson has-for the first time-served up the universe in a handy, portable package designed specifically for young readers. From the difference between a star and a supernova to what matter and dark matter really are, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry will turn busy kids into budding experts on the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe. Dozens of color photos, infographics, and extra explanations make accessible even the trickiest concepts, including questions around the nature of space and time. Along the way, Tyson's characteristic wit ensures a journey packed with fun. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces young readers to an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry, fostering the cosmic perspective that outer space inspires in all of us."
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Book Reviews

  • Novelist - This database is available through the East Brunswick Public Library and requires a library card number to access. Novelist features summaries, reviews, recommendations, similar titles, and even lists awards (if won) for each book.
    Common Sense Media - Provides comprehensive and thorough reviews about books, television shows, movies, websites, and apps. Common Sense Media offers a helpful "What parents need to know" section.
    School Library Journal - Provides trusted book reviews in their print journal and digitally that many librarians turn to when updating and adding to their collection.
    Children's Book Review - Provides reviews of books and interviews with authors. This website also categorizes books and breaks them into groups by age for ease of use.

Book Recommendations

  • Click here for a list of award-winning books for children provided by the East Brunswick Public Library.

    Click here to check out the New York Public Library's Recommended Reading List for kids.