Library Staff Recommended Books As Gifts

Whether you are shopping for a newborn or a 90-year-old, books can make fantastic gifts. Several of our staff members have put together a list of books they think would make wonderful gifts.
All Fall Down by Helen Oxenbury
Charlie Chick (pop-up book) by Nick Denchfield and Ant Parker
Barnyard Dance By Sandra Boynton
Where is Baby’s Belly Button?  by Karen Katz
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! Hardcover by Todd Tuell
Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the bus by Mo Willems
School Age
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Wonder by R.J. Jarimillo
Holes by Louis Sachar
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
Young Adults
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielson
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
The Wrath and the Dawn—Ahdieh
An Ember in the Ashes—Tahir
Under a Painted Sky–Lee
Graphic Novels
Ms. Marvel vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Deadpool: The Complete Collection vol. 1 by Daniel Way and Andy Diggle
City on Fire Garth Risk Hallberg
The Martian by Andy Weir
Kissinger: 1923-1968 The Idealist- Niall Ferguson.
The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff
Country Living American Style: Decorate * Create * Celebrate

Want to read the book but don’t want to buy it? Visit to put the item on hold at the Kenton County Public Library. Have you read any of these books? What do you think?