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

 

Baby bird is afraid to fly.  One word expresses his fear repeatedly in this nearly wordless picture book…“Nope!”   No, he will not try to fly, because he is terrified of the giant orange cat he has imagined on the ground far below.  No, he will not try to fly, because he is even more frightened of the imagined wolves waiting at the base of the tree.  Baby bird’s fear and hesitation is revealed in expressive and humorous, comic style digital illustrations.  These illustrations also show his loving mother, who is there to comfort and encourage him.  Will the baby bird’s mother help him overcome his fear…or will he continue to respond with one defiant word, “Nope?”

E Fiction

Recommended by Miss Jennifer

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 some of the newer titles at the Olathe Public Library.

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.