Looking for a good book to read?
Here is our Staff Pick of the Month and a few other links
that will lead you to some exciting titles.



by Tor Seidler

Newlywed woodchucks Fred and Phoebe have their blissful married life turned upside down when they discover a screaming human toddler left in a ditch by her siblings.  Phoebe’s maternal instincts kick in as she convinces Fred to bring the child home and names the girl Margaret (after her mother).  They have no idea what they are getting into!  Soon their burrow home is destroyed by the demanding little girl, and they must move into a cave with a squirrel, a snake, a skunk, and a couple of bats.  But even this group of friends is no match for Mean Margaret.

This hilarious and touching chapter book was a National Book Award finalist and is one of my all-time favorites.  Currently out of print, this title is scheduled to be re-released in October, but you can check it out now at your local library!

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Recommended by Mr. Gregg

Award Winning Books - Here you will find links to Newbery Award-winning books, Caldecott Award-winning books, Coretta Scott King Award-winning books, and Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award winners.

William Allen White Nominees & Award Winners - Here you will find the most recent William Allen White award nominees, as well as a link to previous years' winners.

Picture Book Finder - Find picture books on different popular topics.

Staff Picks - These are some books recommended by our Children's staff.  Included are some of the newer titles at the Olathe Public Library.

Kid Picks - These books are some of the favorites of other children like yourself.  Kids have submitted reviews of books which they think are worth reading.  Do you have a book you'd like to recommend?  Then submit a review of your own!  We'll post it on our website for others to see.

Storytime Books - Here you can find lists of books used in our preschool storytimes.

TumbleBooks - The library now provides access to this online collection of animated, talking picture books for children through the State Library of Kansas.