2017 offered a great variety of books for children and teens that the Kirkwood Public Library added to its constantly growing collection.  Books this year included fantasy epics, comedic animals, history-based stories, social justice narratives, intriguing non-fiction and graphic novels.  Staff members from the Kirkwood Library have put together a list of personal favorite selections from 2017.  Book listings include its location in our collection: YA (Young Adult), J (Juvenile) and E (Easy).  Links to the item on our catalog are also provided on this list.

Emily Mauldin, Teen/IT

Allison McCue, Reference

Kim Linenbroker, Youth Services

Marge Zager, Customer Service

Rachel Johannigmeier, Youth Services Manager

Terrence Cotton, Reference

Lynn Bosso, Youth Services Cataloger


Lists are chosen by KPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive. If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please leave a comment below.