Staff Picks for Winter Reading

Looking for suggestions to help fill out your winter book bingo? Our librarians have created lists of recommendations for you! If you haven’t signed up for Winter Reading, there is still time!

Read a Banned or Challenged Book


Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino- print, eBook

Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola- print, eAudiobook (English) (Español)

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh- print, eBook

Young Adults

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas- print, print Español, eBook & eAudiobook(Overdrive), eBook & eAudiobook (Hoopla), CD audiobook

Looking for Alaska by John Green- print, eBook, CD audiobook

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki -print


The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison- print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini- print, eBook, eAudiobook, digital Graphic Novel, DVD

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel- print, eBook

Read Through a Cookbook and Try a New Recipe

 Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson- print

Cupcake Cookbook for Kids by Charity Curley Mathews- print

National Geographic Kids Cookbook by Barton Seaver- print, eBook

Young Adults

The Healthy Teen Cookbook: Around the World in 80 Fantastic Recipes by Remmi Smith- print, eBook

The Complete Cookbook for Teens: 120+ Recipes to Level Up Your Kitchen Game by Julee Morrison -print

Sweet Revenge: Passive-aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies by Heather Kim- print, eBook


Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten- print, eBook

Vegetable Kingdom by Bryant Terry- print

Falastin by Sami Tamimi- print

Read A Book with Snow or Winter in the Title


Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Snow by Uri Shulevitz- print, eAudiobook

Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead- print

Young Adults

Red Winter by Annette Marie- print, eAudiobook

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige- print, print Español, eBook

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones- print, eAudiobook


Snow by John Banville- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah- print, audiobook, eBook

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Read a Book Set Outside the United States


Grandpa Cacao by Elizabeth Zunon- print

A Story about Afiya by James Berry- print, eBook

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed- print

Young Adults

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin- print, eAudiobook

Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home edited by Adi Alsaid -print


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab-print

Man’s Search for meaning by Viktor Frankl- print, eBook, eAudiobook

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Read A Poem


Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems by Judy Sierra- print, eAudiobook

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman & Rick Allen- print, eBook

The UNDEFEATED by Kwame Alexander & Kadir Nelson- print, eBook

Young Adults

For Everyone by Jason Reynolds -print

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann -print

Please Excuse this Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer & Lynn Melnick -print


Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke -print, eBook

Devotions by Mary Oliver -print, eBook

An American Sunrise by Joy Hargo -print

Read a Book Based on a True Story


Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri- print, eBook

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman- print

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Young Adults

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi -print, eBook

Hey, Kiddo by Jarret Krosoczka -print, eBook, eAudiobook

Proud: Living My American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad -print, eBook, eAudiobook


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris -print, audiobook, eBook (Overdrive), eBook (Hoopla) eAudiobook (Overdrive), eAudiobook (Hoopla)

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward -print, eBook, eAudiobook

Read a Book That Was Turned Into a Movie


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick- print, eBook, eAudiobook

The One and Only Ivan: Draw Me a Story by Beth Ferry- print, ebook

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Young Adults

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon -print, CD audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook, DVD

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli -print, eBook, eAudiobook, Love, Simon DVD

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas -print, CD audiobook, eBook and eAudiobook (Overdrive), eBook and eAudiobook (Hoopla), DVD


Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance -print, large print, audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick -print, eBook, Blade Runner DVD, Blade Runner 2049 DVD

Emma by Jane Austen -print, audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook, Emma DVD (2009), Emma DVD (1996), Emma DVD (2020)

Read the First Book in a Series of Books

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudy Strain Trueit- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee- print

Bailey's Story by Bruce Cameron- print


Young Adults

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody -print, eAudiobook

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black -print, CD audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown -print, eBook, eAudiobook


The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty -print, audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook (Overdrive), eAudiobook (Hoopla)

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory -print, eBook, eAudiobook,

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang -print, eBook, eAudiobook (Overdrive), eAudiobook (Hoopla)

Read a Book That Won a Prize


Song For a Whale by Lynne Kelly- print

The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha- print

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Young Adults

The Scorpio Races By Maggie Stiefvater -print, eAudiobook

Dig. by A.S. King -print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo -print, CD audiobook, Español , eBook (Overdrive), eBook (Hoopla), eAudiobook


The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead -print, large print, audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu -print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Dead are Rising by Les Payne -print, eBook, eAudiobook

Read a Book About Science or a Scientist


Growing up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together by Clare Hodgson Meeker- eBook and eAudiobook on Overdrive, eBook and eAudiobook on hoopla

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson- print

The Curious Kid's Science Book by Asia Citro- print, eBook

Young Adults

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean- print,eBook, eAudiobook

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin- print

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space by Libby Jackson- print, eAudiobook


Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor - print

The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe by Stephon Alexander - print, eAudiobook

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe by Brian Greene - print, eBook,eAudiobook

Read a Book With a One-Word Title


Sauerkraut by Kelly Jones -print

Blended by Sharon Draper -print, audiobook, print book w/audiobook, eBook & eAudiobook

Aquarium by Cynthia Alonso -print, eBook

Young Adults 

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu- print, eAudiobook

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson- print


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - print, audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook

Luster by Raven Leilani - print, eBook, eAudiobook

Untamed by Glennon Doyle - print, audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook

Listen to an Audiobook


The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - audiobook, eAudiobook

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson - audiobook, eAudiobook

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - audiobook, eAudiobook

Young Adults

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds- audiobook, eAudiobook

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater- audiobook, eAudiobook

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed- audiobook, eAudiobook


Dear Edward by Anne Napolitano - eAudiobook

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi - eAudiobook

All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny - audiobook, eAudiobook

Read a Comic Book, Graphic Novel or Manga


Go With The Flow by Lily Williams- print

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell and other contributors - print

Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale - print, eBook

Young Adults

Dancing At the Pity Party by Tyler Feder- print

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang- print, eBook

The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures by Noelle Stevenson- print


Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisely - print

Monstress by Marjorie Liu - print, eBook

Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar - print, eBook

Read a Book Published in 2020


Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina- print, Español

The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney- print

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park- print, eBook

 Young Adults

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu- print, eBook

Most Likely by Sarah Watson- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink- print, eBook


Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi- print, large print, audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd- print, large print, audiobook, eBook,eAudiobook

Having and Being Had by Eula Biss- print

Read a Book With a Non-Human Character


Soaked! by Abi Cushman- print

Roberto, The Insect Architect by Nina Laden- print, animated eBook

The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza- eBook

Young Adults

Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim- print

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh- print, eBook, eAudiobook


Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton- print, eBook, eAudiobook

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas- print, Español, eBook

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Read a Washington State Author


Happy Narwhalidays by Ben Clanton- print

King and Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code by Dori Hillestad Butler- print, series on hoopla

Three Bears of the Pacific Northwest by Marcia Crews & Richard Vaughan- print

Young Adults

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Girl Warrior by Carmen Peone- print

Pulse by Patrick Carman- eBook


Fast Girls by Elise Hooper- print

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson- print, eBook, eAudiobook

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Read a Book With a Number in the Title


7 Ate 9: The Untold Story by Tara Lazar- print

One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Read- print

65-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths- print, eBook

Young Adults

100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen- print

19 Love Songs by David Levithan- print

Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn- print, audiobook


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir- print, eBook, eAudiobook

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Read a Book In Any Genre By a Native, First Nations or Indigenous Author


Rabbit's Snow Dance by James & Joseph Bruchac- print

Fry Bread, A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard- print, eAudiobook, animated eBook

Coyote Tales by Thomas King- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Young Adults

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline- print, eBook, eAudiobook

Pemmican Wars: A Girl Called Echo Vol. 1 by Katherena Vermette- print, eBook

Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth- print, eAudiobook


Heart Berries : A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot- print, Español, eBook, eAudiobook

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse- print, eBook, eAudiobook

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones- print, eBook, eAudiobook