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We welcome the opportunity to help you find the “just right” books for children ages birth through age 12! Whether you are looking for a read alike or interested in a certain topic, we can search our collection at PPL or beyond!
There are book awards given each year that honor Maine authors and illustrators or books that focus on our state. There are other awards that are determined each year by Maine children.
There are numerous awards granted each year for the best children’s books. Here are descriptions of the 5 most distinguished awards and their lists for present and past years.
Can’t find your favorite book on the shelf? Here are some suggestions for read alikes of our most popular chapter books and graphic novels.
Looking for recommendations of our favorite picture books about trucks and construction equipment? Or picture books about a new sibling in the family? The Children’s staff has curated lists of books on the most frequently asked for topics!
Come join a community of readers that meets once a month to enjoy some lively conversation about literature and share yummy (and wholesome!) snacks. This book group is for homeschooling children ages 9-12 and meets monthly from September – May in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library. If you have children that are interested in joining the book group or you have any questions, please contact Jerri at 871-1700 ext.707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library hosts a monthly book club for girls ages 9-12. Smart Girls Read @ PPL book club provides a forum where girls can explore what’s on their minds: what’s really important to them as well as strengthening their sense of self.
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