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By Charlotte Mecklenburg Library August 9, 2020


What’s one of the best things you can do while in quarantine? Keep reading!

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library provides four titles for different age groups in your home below. Don’t forget to visit to learn about the virtual programs and digital resources you can access safely from the comfort of home. Happy reading!


Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons 

Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.  In this rich and moving celebration of history, culture, and ritual, Lyon's eloquent text explores the power of family traditions. Stunning illustrations by Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Daniel Minter reveal the motion and connections in a large, multigenerational family. Full color.

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Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best by Stephen Shaskan

The first in a hilarious early elementary graphic novel series about Pizza and Taco.  Best friends Pizza and Taco agree on nearly everything until Pizza declares himself the best of all, leading to debating, voting, competing, and finally defining what being the best really means. Can their friendship survive the race for the top spot on the popularity food chain?


Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia.  As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.  Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown. When Dez, the commander of her unit-and the boy she's grown to love-is taken captive by the notorious Principe Dorado, Renata must return to Andalucia and complete Dez's top-secret mission herself.  Can she keep her cover, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it. But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the fate of the entire kingdom-and end the war that has cost her everything.


The Highly Sensitive Parent: Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You

by Elaine N. Aron

A self-help parenting book for the significant number of parents who are unusually attuned to their children; who think deeply about every issue affecting their kids and have strong emotions, both positive and negative, in response; and who find parenting far more stressful than parents who are not highly sensitive. The book draws on more than 1200 responses the author received to a questionnaire she designed to elicit both the joys and the challenges of parenting for highly sensitive people.