Award-Winning Books to Download for Kids

Looking for books for your children to read? We suggest checking of this collection of Award-Winning books on Overdrive. It’s full of classics as well as new titles that kids are sure to enjoy. 

by Louis Sachar

A Wrinkle In Time
by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Davis Audiobook
El Deafo
by Cece Bell
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

by Carl Hiaasen
Trombone Shorty
by Troy Andrews and Bryan Collier eBook
Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson and
Donna Diamond
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Pena and
Christian Robinson
Merci Suarez Changes Gears
by Meg Medina

We Dream Of Space
by Erin Entrada Kelly
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead

Cozy up and Download a Mystery!

Fight the chill this January with a cozy Mystery available on Hoopla. Grab a cup of tea and get comfy as you discover whodunit in these fun and kooky tales.

How To Book A Murder
by Cynthia Kuhn

Renewed For Murder
by Victoria Gilbert
Cold Brew Corpse
by Tara Lush
Murder At The Bake Sale
by Lee Hollis

Claret and Present Danger
by Sarah Fox
A Murder Like No Author
by Amy Lillard
Big Trouble in Little Greektown
by Kate Collins
The Dinner Lady Detectives
by Hannah Hendy
Marriage Can Be Mischief
by Amanda Flower

What’s New for Teens

New year, New books just for teens this January! From Fantasy to High School Romance, check out the latest in YA Fiction.

Vinyl Moon
by Mahogany L. Browne
Punching Bag
by Rex Ogle
The Upper World
by Femi Fadugba
Terciel and Elinor
by Garth Nix

Aurora’s End
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff eBook
Everything Within and In Between
by Nikki Barthelmess
Our Way Back To Always
by Nina Moreno
Defy The Night
by Brigid Kemmerer
The Hawthorne Legacy
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Why We Fly
by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal eBook
Hunting by Stars
by Cherie Dimaline
by Marissa Meyer

Graduate High School for Free Online

A Chat with a Career Online High School Graduate

The Pratt Library was able to chat with graduate Lacrisha Pullen about her experience with the Career Online High School. Read along to find out more!

What was the process of going to school online like?  How did you balance school and life?

Going to school online was convenient for my lifestyle. It was a little frustrating at times because I am a mom of young children but it helped a lot.

How do you hope receiving your diploma will impact your life? What’s next for you?

Now that I have my diploma I can move around a little more with work and school. I do have hopes in attending college and building a foundation for my family. 

What advice would you have for someone considering the program? 

GO FOR IT! please! do not let the doubt over take you. The online school is legit and I have successfully applied for my FASA and am awaiting for a response. It took me a year and at times I just wanted to quit and go with what I know but give it a try. Get it out of the way!!!

More about the Career Online High School

This self-paced, flexible program is designed for adults 19 years of age and older to continue their academic career by earning their accredited high school diploma (not GED) and a career certificate in 6 -18 months. Students who meet the enrollment criteria will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the program. If selected for the program, students can expect to dedicate 8-10 hours per week to their coursework.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit .

Reads to Get Your Financial House in Order this New Year

 January is Financial Wellness Month! Now is the perfect time to check out these personal finance books to help you start 2022 on the best financial footing. 

Revealing this practical ten-step process for the first time in its entirety, Get Good with Money introduces the powerful concept of building wealth through financial wholeness: a realistic, achievable, and energizing alternative to get-rich-quick and over-complicated money management systems. 

Get Good With Money by Tiffany Aliche, Book | eBook

Millennial Money Makeover takes readers on a six-step journey to transform their financial life and set them up for lifelong success. From learning how to pay off student loans insanely fast to optimizing a financial ecosystem, Millennial Money Makeover teaches readers how to reclaim their financial future and jump-start the path to the rich life.

Millennial Money Makeover by Conor Richardson, eBook

Two professors combine their fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smart spending.

Happy Money by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, eBook

I Will Teach You To Be Rich
by Ramit Sethi

The Psychology Of Money
by Morgan Housel
The Black Girl’s Guide To Financial Freedom
by Paris Woods
How I Invest My Money
by Brian Portnoy and Joshua Brown

The 30-Day Money Cleanse
by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
Meet The Frugalwoods
by Elizabeth Willard Thames