Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

This is one of the most successful children’s book series of all time. 

The Half-Blood Prince is the sixth entry into the Harry Potter series (the other books shall be listed below).  The past of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named (Voldemort) is explored, and Harry tries to figure out the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.  The book is the darkest so far, with tragedy at the end.

The previous Harry Potter books:

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The 7th and final book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The movie is currently in production and will be released in two installments.

 Happy Holidays! 

I’m posting a link to some Hanukkah Fiction books that we have here at the library.  Click here to browse in our catalog.

Click here for our Christmas Fiction books.

Some recommended holiday books for kids :

Angelina’s Christmas

Angelinas’s Christmas by Katharine Holabird

Angelina and her cousin Henry help bring Christmas to a lonely old postman.


Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember by Lauryn Silverhardt

From the publisher:

Bob’s twin brother, Tom, is visiting for Christmas, and Bob couldn’t be happier! Lennie and the Lazers will be performing on Christmas Eve, and Bob has a lot to do around town before his brother arrives. But when Tom misses the last boat, will Bob be spending Christmas without his brother? Not if Lennie can help it! Join Bob and his friends for A Christmas to Remember!

Lots of Latkes

Lots of Latkes by Sandy Lanton

Rivka Leah invites her neighbors to a Hanukkah party, but a series of mishaps causes each of them to bring the same dish– latkes.

Biscuit's Hanukkah 

Biscuit’s Hanukkah by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Biscuit tries to participate as a girl makes a menorah for Hanukkah.


The Hanukkah Mice

The Hanukkah Mice by Ronne Randall

While searching for the Hanukkah lights, three mouse children and their mother discover new treasures each night.


Cat the Cat: Who is that? by Mo Willems

This is the beginning of a new series by the very funny author Willems.  This is geared towards beginning readers.  This is a very simple book so that children can begin to recognize small words and learn to read on their own, and the illustrations are colorful and amusing.

If you like this book, check out Willem’s other series: “Pigeon…”, “Elephant & Piggie“, and “Knuffle Bunny“.


How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

 “Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.”

The movie has been released, and is very cute.  The movie has inspired several book editions, including a mix and match board book.