Books to take you on a journey

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent


By Nicola Smee

In this festive follow-up to Clip-Clop, Cat, Dog, Pig and Duck are all set for a sleigh ride, but Mr. Horse wants to ride in the sleigh too. An excellent holiday book for toddlers. Ages 2-6.

Santa Duck

By David Milgrim

Duck is thrilled when he finds a genuine, official Santa hat on his doorstep. But he is soon overwhelmed when all the other animals start telling him their wish lists. A fun story about the joys of giving-and a little receiving never hurt, either. Ages 4-8.

Katie Loves the Kittens

By John Himmelman

Katie is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three kittens that she can't help chasing them and howling AROOO! She loves those kittens so much, but her enthusiasm scares them away. Don't they know she just wants to play? Ages 3-8.

That Book Woman

By Heather Henson

Cal doesn't understand why that woman comes on horseback up into the Appalachian Mountains to bring nothing but books-and won't take any payment for them. Inspired by the true work of the Pack Horse Librarians in Kentucky in the 1930s. Ages 4-8.


By Laurie Halse Anderson

If an entire nation can seek its freedom, why not a slave girl? Set during the American Revolution, this well-researched novel tells the story of 13-year-old Isabel who wages her own fight for freedom. Ages 10 and up.


By Kristin Cashore

In a world where people are born with extreme gifts called graces, Katsa carries the burden of a grace even she despises: killing. Gorgeous storytelling that will thrill fantasy and romance readers, including fans of the Twilight series. Teen.

Guys Read

Guys Read was created by author Jon Scieszka to help guys of all ages find stuff they actually like to read. Packed with suggestions from picture books to teen science fiction, the site even allows readers to find suggestions based on their own favorite author or title.

Reviews written by Jami Ingledue, Team Leader New Albany Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library