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Display Name: amy lu
About me: I'm a librarian at Hennepin County Library, and I coordinate the Birth to Six and KidLinks websites. I also do some work on BookSpace.
Reading Interests: I often read kids' and young adult books, and I also like urban fantasy.

amy lu's Book Lists
Summer Online Book Club Books (5 titles)
These are the awesome books we will be reading and discussing during our online book clubs!
Asian American Heritage (21 titles)

Between the Lions Videos (14 titles)
A selection of books that are featured as animated videos on the Between the Lions website (
Dr. Seuss Books (12 titles)
Have you read all of these awesome books by Dr. Seuss?
Monster Mash (19 titles)
Fun books for little ones about not-very scary monsters.
More Summer Books (9 titles)

All the World's a Stage (7 titles)
Books about theater, both on-stage and behind-the-scenes.
Summer Books (17 titles)

Exploration Books from NPR (8 titles)
Picture books featured on the Field Trip list from National Public Radio.
Cool Cats (10 titles)

Strange and Unexplained: Unsolved Mysteries (27 titles)

Make Me Laugh (9 titles)

Craft-tastic! (21 titles)

The Great Outdoors (15 titles)

Jokes & Riddles (18 titles)

Gross, Scary, Weird and Funny Animals (16 titles)
Sure, everyone loves cute and cuddly animals, but what about these guys?
Let's Get Crafty (17 titles)

Let's Get Cookin' (15 titles)

Animal Fantasy: Fiction for Teens (9 titles)

Aliens, Astronomy & More: True Books (8 titles)

Support for Military Families (12 titles)

what I want to read this summer (4 titles)

Spring Has Sprung? (17 titles)
We can enjoy picture books about spring while waiting for it to arrive...
Underwear Stories (14 titles)
Kids will love these silly stories about underwear, which also help them learn about potty training!
I Love to Read Month (28 titles)
February is "I Love to Read Month." Celebrate by sharing these charming books about reading, books, and libraries.
Aaah--choo! (11 titles)
These books about being sick can help you feel better!
Bear Essentials (15 titles)

Cooking (6 titles)

Coping with Fear (21 titles)
Reassuring books to help young children deal with fears.
Winter Holidays (12 titles)
Learn amazing facts and trivia about the awesome winter holidays we celebrate.
Winter Wonderland (26 titles)

Winter Holidays (19 titles)
It's the season to celebrate!
President Obama (14 titles)
Learn more about our newly elected President and the First Family.
Election Time (8 titles)
Picture books for young children about elections and voting.
Election Time (24 titles)
Learn more about U.S. elections and the Presidency.
Falling for Fall! (28 titles)
Books that help young children learn about and enjoy autumn.
GLBTQ Friendly Picture Books (13 titles)

Fire Prevention Week (24 titles)
The week of October 9 is Fire Prevention Week, a perfect time for these picture books about fire safety and fire fighters.
Haunted Minnesota (11 titles)

Happy Halloween! (28 titles)

Candlewick Press Favorites (34 titles)
Beloved books published by Candlewick Press during the last twenty years.
Fair Time (29 titles)
Excited about the Minnesota State Fair? Bring the magic home with books about fairs and what you might see at them.
Summer Reads (12 titles)
Some fun books I read this summer.
Dinosaurs (34 titles)
Your child will go crazy for these books about everybody's favorite obsession. Includes story and nonfiction books.
Yum, yum! (50 titles)
Books about food, glorious food (for adventurous and picky eaters!)
3, 2, 1...Blast Off! (30 titles)
Books about the wonder of space.
Go for the Gold! (10 titles)
Explore Olympic excitement with young children.
Dog Days (53 titles)

Twins Baseball (13 titles)
Read about Minnesota's very own Twins Baseball team!
Summer Fun (26 titles)

Go for the Gold! (21 titles)
Books about the summer Olympics.
Happy Birthday, America! (21 titles)
Discover the exciting story of the founding of America.
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (22 titles)

All About Dogs (27 titles)
Stories and true books about wonderful dogs.
Titanic (20 titles)
Stories and true books about the disastrous sinking of the Titanic.
Humor Me (17 titles)

New Music Books (25 titles)

Don't Panic (15 titles)
Books by and about the amazing Douglas Adams.
Women's Biographies (20 titles)
March is Women's History Month! Why not read a book about an exciting and inspiring woman?
They Say It's Your Birthday (23 titles)
"Yes, we're goin' to a party, party...I'm glad it's your birthday, Happy birthday to you."
Books with 2012 Oscar Ties (16 titles)

I Have a Dream (10 titles)
Picture books for children about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (17 titles)

New Year New Me (12 titles)
If I have the time and energy, these books could be inspirational.
All the World's a Stage (10 titles)
Acting and theater books for aspiring thespians (and those who love them).
Cat's Meow (31 titles)

Show Biz Biographies (15 titles)
Recent celebrity biographies you may have missed.
Fiction Favorites of the Year (8 titles)
Books I enjoyed this year (not necessarily written in 2011).
Cool Christmas Gifts (24 titles)
These books are on my shopping list as possible Christmas presents for friends and family (and maybe me!)
Thanksgiving (14 titles)

Caregiving (22 titles)
November is National Family Caregivers Month.
Bullying Prevention (12 titles)
Nov. 14-Nov. 20 is Bullying Awareness Week. Learn how you can help kids & teens deal with bullying.
Giving Thanks (11 titles)

Vegan & Vegetarian Living (20 titles)
Nov. 1 is World Vegan Day. Even if you don't want to be a vegan (or vegetarian) it can't hurt to learn about more animal-friendly options.
Scary & Spooky (25 titles)
Nonfiction about ghosts, vampires, and other creepy creatures.
Halloween (26 titles)
There is still time to do some costume or party planning!
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (26 titles)
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.
Zombies (40 titles)
They may be dead, but they're trendy.
Pirates! (12 titles)
Swashbuckling adventures to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19).
Pirates! (6 titles)
In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), tales of high-seas adventures!
Shiver Me Timbers! (45 titles)
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19, books for young buccaneers.
Minnesota Music (12 titles)

Mind-blowing, Heart-breaking books (20 titles)

Camp Read-a-Lot Books (19 titles)
Librarians go to camp, too! These are some of the books Minnesota librarians and media specialists have discussed in their recent summer camps.
Under the Sea (20 titles)
Fun books about fish and all kinds of sea creatures.
Celebrate America! (22 titles)

Fun in the Sun (30 titles)
At the beach, at the cabin, on a trip--summer fun!
Survival (28 titles)
Exciting adventures of kids facing everything from zombies, epidemics, and the wilderness, plus true books to help you prepare to survive disaster.
Showers & Flowers (20 titles)
We all know the saying, "April showers bring May flowers!" Let's celebrate spring!
Erin Go Bragh (12 titles)
March is a great time to enjoy Irish folklore and stories, even if you aren't Irish!
Penguin Party (19 titles)
Awesome books about penguins.
Rumble in the Jungle (12 titles)
Fun books to go wild with!
Love is All Around (31 titles)
Books that celebrate friendship and love.

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