Based on my years as an English teacher, I particularly like to recommend books for middle readers and young adults. My staff picks include books my grandkids enjoy as well as a couple of my favorites. I work almost every Saturday morning; come see me for specific recomendations. Here are some of my favorites for younger readers.
New Baby: On the Day You Were Born, along with some favorite board books: Pat the Bunny, Goodnight Moon, Good Dog Carl, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
For young children who love animals: Sweat Pea & Friends: The Sheepover. A beautifully illustrated and touching story.
For good options for early readers, check out our table full of inexpensive paperbacks at Levels 1,2,3 reading levels!!! Early Chapter Books Series: Magic Treehouse , Hank the Cowdog, Junie B. Jones, Encyclopedia Brown, Flat Stanley, and Matt Christopher’s sports books
For older children: The Lonely Planet Travel Book. Big assist with homework and an informative coffee table book for the family.
For Thinking Adults and Teens with senses of humor: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi. Especially helpful with evaluating this campaign season's rhetoric.
Oldies but Goodies (And not all that old...): Mink River by Brian Doyle, The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
Portlandness. An extremely informative view of unique maps of Portland compiled by two PSU professors.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The best book I've read in a long, long time.
The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. His last book before his death last year. A granfather and grandson on an adventure, on a Greyhound bus. Very entertaining.