102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Monday - Tuesday: 9AM–8PM ∙ Wednesday - Friday: 9AM–5PM 
Sat: 9AM-1PM    ∙    Sun: Closed

Children's Book Talks

Abbigail talks about different children's books from our collection.  Check out these short, informative videos about some of her favorites From the Stacks.

Abbigail talks about My Aunt is a Monster by Reimena Yee and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Abbigail talks about My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson and We Dream of Space by Erin Estrada Kelly

Abbigail talks about Caves by Nell Cross Beckerman, illustrated by Karen Chock; Arab Arab All Year Long! by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Sawsan Chalabi; Berry Song by Michaela Goade; and Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall

Abbigail talks about Smaller Sister by Maggie Edkins Willis and Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Abbigail talks about When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff, Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour,  Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love,  Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate,  Pink, Blue, and You! Questions for kids about gender stereotypes by Elise Gavel


Abbigail talks about The Night Gardener by Eric and Terry Fan, Grand Canyon by Jason Chin, Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis, After Squidnight by Jason Fenske, and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth by Rachel Ignotosfsky.

Abbigail talks about Nightfall by Tim Probert and Those Kids from Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly


Abbigail talks about The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by Anne Ursu and The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill

Abbigail talks about Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson and Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolenstein

Abbigail talks about Osnat and Her Dove by Sigal Samuel, Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, ¡Vamos! : let's go eat by Raúl the Third, Time for Bed, Old House by Janet Costa Bates, and Your Mama by NoNieqa Ramos

Abbigail talks about Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga and When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson

Abbigail talks about ¡¡Manu!! by Kelly Fernández, Garlic & the Vampire by Bree Paulsen Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan by Salami Nitori