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Are you looking for a book or author that would appeal to your child?  LibraryAware newsletters are an easy way to stay informed on new and classic children’s titles available through the library.  Help stimulate life-long reading in your child now by signing up!

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Book Reviews

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle
Steve Breen
Woodpecker wants a Waffle

Have you ever wanted something and worked hard to get it, only to be thwarted at every turn–and then told that you shouldn’t even try? If so, you’ll identify with Benny, a woodpecker who wants nothing more than a delicious waffle to eat. Will Benny realize his dream? Read this picture book to learn the fate of Benny’s quest!

–  Jean

Fortunately, the Milk
Neil Gaiman
Fortunately, the milk

A delightful, and decidedly cheerful, story about a man who is only trying to get some milk for his children’s breakfast cereal when he encounters a time travelling dinosaur and falls into a series of disasters, each one more absurd than the last.  I would recommend it for anyone old enough to understand the concept of time travel.  It was pure fun from beginning to end, and the illustrations are wonderful.

–  Julie

All for Pie, Pie for All
David Martin
All for pie, pie for all

Sharing is important, especially on a mathematical scale!  Grandma Cat baked a heapin’ helpin’ of her famous apple pie and everyone is invited!  An excellent allegory involving empathy! This story brought back fond memories of my grandmother and how she made sure everyone went home with a full belly!

– Dan

Readers Advisory Staff

Looking for something new for your child to read? Are you a teacher looking for something to read to your children The Villa Park Public Library has a fantastic Readers Advisory staff that is happy to recommend all sorts of genres and titles. Whether you’re looking for new authors similar to old favorites, or you’re ready for something completely new, our staff is here to help. They organize fun programs like Toddler story and song time to help make reading a more social experience. These folks know their stuff!

Looking for a Recommendation?

If you’re looking for a recommendation you can contact one of the readers advisory staff.


Curtis M.

Favorite Genres:
Mysteries, Fantasy

dan c

Dan C.

Favorite Genres:
Primary Source Historical Texts, Horror

denise kDenise K.

Favorite Genres:
Mysteries, Graphic Novels

heidi gHeidi G.

Favorite Genres:
Historical Non-Fiction, Fairy Tales

jean cJean C.

Favorite Genres:
Romantic Suspense, Scifi-fantasy

jean j_finalJean J.

Favorite Genres:
Books about animals that lose their hats, Mysteries

john bJohn B.

Favorite Genres:
Alternate History Fiction, Suspense

juliepJulie P.

Favorite genres:
Fantasy, Science Fiction

kandice kKandice K.

Favorite Genres:
Chic Literature, Mysteries

deanyKathy D.

Favorite Genres:
Animal fiction

lesley cLesley C.

Favorite Genres:
Mysteries, Audiobooks, History

nancy gNancy G.

Favorite Genres:
Literary Fiction, Regional American History

nicole wNicole W.

Favorite Genres:
Science Fiction, Fantasy

sean bSean B.

Favorite Genres:
True-life biographies, Non-fiction