Kids' Page

Read with the Bears!

Please Note: There will be no Story Times in August. 
~See you in September!

Weekly Story Times

Parents and children can join our storytellers two times each week for the ongoing Story Time event lasting approx. 30 minutes.
--This event is best suited for children 6 months–6 years old.

10:30am   Mondays for Babies
11:00am   Saturdays for all Kids

NOTE: Sometimes, our story times are cancelled due to sickness or inclement weather.  You are welcome to give us a call at (401) 331-9097 around 10:00am to find out if Story Time is happening.

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Great place to find the newest kids' books:
IndieBound Kids' Next List

Great places to find award-winning kids' books:
Caldecott Medal & Honors Books
Newbery Medal & Honors Books

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See our 2018 Top 10 Young Adult, Juvenile, and Picture Books (First 3 are #1s, second 3 are #2s, etc.) and Staff Favorites for Children's Picture Books & Middle Readers below:

2018 Top 10 YA & Kids' Books

The Hate U Give Cover Image
Supernova (Amulet #8) Cover Image
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This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) Cover Image
One of Us Is Lying Cover Image
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) Cover Image
Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
Lord of the Flies Cover Image
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
The Snowy Day Cover Image
The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) Cover Image
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Jabari Jumps Cover Image
Stargirl (Stargirl Series #1) Cover Image
The Infamous Ratsos Cover Image
Poppy and Vivaldi: With 16 musical sounds! Cover Image
Hello, Sunshine Cover Image
Hello, Universe Cover Image
Red Car, Green Car: A Changing Colors Book (Changing Picture) Cover Image
The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
Inside Out and Back Again Cover Image
Good Night Rhode Island (Good Night Our World) Cover Image
Salt to the Sea Cover Image
The Wild Robot Escapes Cover Image
Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
Neverworld Wake Cover Image
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The Princess in Black Cover Image
Look, Look Again Cover Image
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) Cover Image
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Cover Image

Staff Favs - Picture Books

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Hello, World! Birds Cover Image
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A Greyhound, a Groundhog Cover Image
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Daniel Finds a Poem Cover Image
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Mother Bruce (Mother Bruce Series #1) Cover Image
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A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups Cover Image
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Frog on a Log? Cover Image
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Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems About Just About Everything Cover Image
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Home Cover Image
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Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree Cover Image
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Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau Cover Image
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Mama, Do You Love Me? Cover Image
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What's Your Favorite Animal? (Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite #1) Cover Image
I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
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Journey Cover Image
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The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children Cover Image
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We Go Together!: A Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse Cover Image
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Where the Wild Things Are Cover Image
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The Mitten Cover Image
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A Beatrix Potter Treasury (Peter Rabbit) Cover Image
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Thomas the Tank Engine Story Collection (Thomas & Friends) Cover Image
Little Pea Cover Image
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The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street) (Big Bird's Favorites Board Books) Cover Image
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Cover Image
In the Night Kitchen Cover Image
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image

Staff Favs - Middle Readers

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Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
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The Cartographer's Daughter Cover Image
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Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink (Lost #1) Cover Image
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The Secret Keepers Cover Image
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Mighty Odds (The Odds Series #1) Cover Image
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1) Cover Image
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The Iron Tomb (Pyramid Hunters #1) Cover Image
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Wolf Hollow Cover Image
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The Wild Robot Cover Image
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Thumbelina Cover Image
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Bloom Cover Image
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Monstrous Cover Image
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The Thing About Jellyfish Cover Image
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Crenshaw Cover Image
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The Princess in Black Cover Image
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Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set Cover Image
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) Cover Image
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Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Cover Image
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No Kiss for Mother Cover Image
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Dinotopia, a Land Apart from Time: 20th Anniversary Edition (Calla Editions) Cover Image
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Asterix Omnibus 1 Cover Image
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Ella Enchanted Cover Image
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The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) Cover Image
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The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness: A True Story Cover Image
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Sideways Stories from Wayside School (rack) Cover Image
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Little Bear (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
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Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster Cover Image
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The Little Prince Cover Image
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Mill Cover Image
The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
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Tintin in America (The Adventures of Tintin: Original Classic) Cover Image