Good Reads for Kids

We all look forward to summer vacation, but these months can be long, hot, and... kinda boring. There's never a bad time to pick up a good book to read, so we're compiling  a list of good reads for kids, young adults, and grown-ups with an everlasting childlike sense of wonder. 

We're taking submissions! If you or your young person have a good read to add to this list, send an email to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu with a draft of your review and we'll be happy to consider it. 

See our complete list if good reads here.

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Education
12:42 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

10 Great Books for Young Readers

The cover of "Julia's House for Lost Creatures" by Ben Hatke.
Credit Macmillan Publishers

Sometimes it's tough finding a gift for the kids in your life. Murray State University Waterfield Library's Katherine Farmer stops by Sounds Good with a list of great books to give young readers over the holidays. She says she's a fan of kids' stories, even though one might not think they appeal to older audiences. Here are her top picks, just in time for the holidays.

Good Reads
10:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids

Ruby in Ruby's Wish is a determined protagonist any boy or girl can learn from.
Courtesy of Lara Starr

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 7:16 pm

In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.

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Good Reads Kids
3:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons'

Looking for a good book to read to your kids, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin reviewed by Erica Gallagher and read by AJ Boston. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
3:39 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Perfect Puppy'

Looking for a good book to read to your kids, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Perfect Puppy by Stephanie Calmenson, reviewed by Diane Daubert. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
3:12 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe by Jane O'Connor, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Sierra Foster. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Read Kids
2:21 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Emily Robertson. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
1:40 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle, reviewed by Maddie Daubert and read by Sierra Foster.

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads
3:52 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Good Read: 'Templar' by Jordan Mechner

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Templar by Jordan Mechner, reviewed by Brittany Adams and read by AJ Boston.

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
4:09 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'The Vikings'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, The Vikings by Robert Nicholson and Claire Watts, reviewed by Maddie and read by Diane Daubert.

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

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Good Reads Kids
9:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Good Read: 'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is "Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve Sheinkin. This nonfiction book tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be - and how it came to be used. Critics have called this book a 'must read,' 'a complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.

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