Your Ticket to Discovery Awaits!

Discover new worlds, passions and dreams through books – and earn free admission with the Ticket to Discovery Book Club! This May, Baltimore area children in fifth grade and younger can visit any Pratt location and show their library card to get a Ticket to Discovery bookmark, while supplies last.

Bookmarks are only available during the month of May, though participating children have through August 31, 2022 to complete the program and visit Port Discovery. Borrow, read, or listen to someone read any five books and record them on your bookmark.  

We hope these books spark creativity and curiosity! To learn more about the Ticket to Discovery Book Club, please visit here.

Hello World: Backyard Bugs
by Jill McDonald 

Play with Clay 
by Jenny Pinkerton

Baby Builders
by Elissa Haden Guest

by Kim Smith
Sunrise Summer
by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr

 Sunny Side Up 
by Jackie Davis

 Stuntboy, in the Meantime
by Jason Reynolds

 The Foodie Flamingo
by Vanessa Howl and Pablo Pino 

 The Firefly Fix
by Tom Watson

 Rocket to the Moon! 
by Don Brown 

 Sisters of the Neversea
by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Continue the Fun of Disney’s “Turning Red” With These Free Downloads

If your family loved watching Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, we think that you will like these eBooks and music available to enjoy with just a few quick clicks. Turning Red follows  Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly “poofs” into a giant red panda when she gets too excited!

Mei Lee and her friends are inseparable. Then one day, Mei POOFS into a red panda! She doesn’t know what to do, but her friends are there for her no matter what she looks like on the outside.

Turning Red: Friends Are The Best! eBook

With her family trying to manage the situation and keep her magical power a secret, Mei goes to great lengths to attend the 4*Town concert with her friends, panda or not.

Turning Red: Mei’s Wild Ride, eBook

Ming and Mei are the perfect mother and daughter. But one day, something shocking happens: Mei poofs into a red panda! Now this once perfect pair has a huge panda problem! 

Turning Red: Like Mother, Like Daughter, eBook

People may think they know the real Meilin, but don’t be fooled by the fluffy exterior. This Red Panda Girl has A LOT to say.

Turning Red: The Real R.P.G.: The Story of the Red Panda Girl, eBook

Sing along to the music from the film featuring the talents of Finneas O’Connell, Jordan Fisher, and more. 

Turning Red [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack], music

Download Books to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Voices

This May, join the Pratt Library in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Here’s a collection of books written by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors that we hope you enjoy!

The Astonishing Color of After
by Emily X.R. Pan
eBook | eAudiobook
A Burning
by Megha Majumdar
eBook | eAudiobook
Land of Big Numbers
by Te-Ping Chen
eBook | eAudiobook
The Bone Witch
by Ron Chupeco
eBook | eAudiobook
If I Had Your Face
by Frances Cha
eBook | eAudiobook
Trust Exercise
by Susan Choi
eBook | eAudiobook
Minor Feelings
by Cathy Park Hong
eBook | eAudiobook
White Ivy
by Susie Yang
eBook | eAudiobook
My Year Abroad
by Chang-Rae Lee
eBook | eAudiobook
The Mermaid from Jeju
by Sumi Hahn
eBook | eAudiobook
The Night Tiger
by Yangsze Choo
eBook | eAudiobook
Know My Name
by Chanel Miller
eBook | eAudiobook
The Mountains Sing
by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
eBook | eAudiobook
Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng
eBook | eAudiobook

Download TikTok’s Top Titles with your Library Card

TikTok isn’t just for the latest dance moves! And fashion trends! Take inspiration from TikTok and download one of these popular eBooks available on Hoopla. 

A Thousand Pieces Of You
by Claudia Gray
American Brujeria
by J. Allen Cross
by Veronica Roth
Far From The Tree
by Robin Benway
by Claire Legrand
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
by J.K. Rowling
Honey Girl
by Morgan Rogers
Shatter Me
by Tahereh Mafi
The Disasters
by M.K. England
The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller
Neon Gods
by Katee Robert
This Savage Song
by Victoria Schwab

Crafting Books to Download with Hoopla

Try out a new craft this April! From baking and candle-making, to knitting and crochet, Hoopla has plenty of eBooks to help you tap into your creative side. 

Creative Cake Decorating
by Giovanna Torrico
Beautiful Wreaths
by Melissa Skidmore
Better Living Through Origami
by Nellianna van den Board and Kenneth Veenenbos
Botanical Baking
by Juliet Sear
Cat Knits
by Marna Gilligan
Creative Candle Making
by Meredith Mennitt
Cross Stitch The Golden Girls
by Haley Pierson-Cox
Milk Soaps
by Anne-Marie Faiola
Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes
by Mich Turner
Practical Pottery
by Jon Schmidt
Journal with Purpose
by Helen Colebrook
Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy
by Laura Lavender