Books of Threes

Did you know November 29th is the 333rd day of 2021? To mark the occasion, learn about a list of “books of threes” perfect for early learners ages three and up.


The following titles can remind your child of things to be thankful for: walking in the woods, giving a gift or simply being with the people we love. Reading books with children is a wonderful way to bring some sunshine into your home, illustrate different ways to show appreciation and remind them that they can help to make the world a better place. 

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Eid Al-Adha!

Here is a list of books for children, teens and adults that celebrate Muslim-American experiences, immigrant experiences and the diversity within Islam—including one that takes place in Pittsburgh! 

Savoring Summer Reads

This list for kids includes titles that celebrate summer activities like going to the beach and going to camp. 


Change can be scary. And confusing. And hard. Change can also be exciting and wonderful. Check out these and other changes in these featured books. Or change things up and find a different story about transformation, growth and possibility.

Pick Five

This year’s Summer Reading at the Library is simple. We want everyone—especially kids and teens—to read five books. Here’s one kind of silly way to pick your five books: find books with “five” in the title, like the books featured in this Staff Picks.

Camping and Summer Camp

Here is a list of books to help you learn—or imagine—what your camping or summer camp experiences may be like. Happy camping! 

Digging Deep

It’s never too early to learn self-care skills. Whether kids are dealing with major or minor issues, it’s helpful to know that something as simple as taking a few deep breaths can make things better. (At least a little bit.) Check out these titles about dealing with everyday anxieties, disappointments and digging deep.