Happy World Emoji Day! Since 2014, World Emoji Day has been celebrated on July 17th (the date featured on the calendar emoji) with people around the globe taking to their pictographic keyboards to communicate! Check out some of our staff’s favorite books and the emojis that describe their plots listed below. Try to guess the titles as you read and check your answers at the bottoms of this post!

1. Kevin from the Florence Branch suggests:

“This book covers all the essential things in life, like how not to investigate strange noises at night after the power has been cut off, possibly due to a thunderstorm, when you had read an article earlier that day about an escaped cannibal lunatic who used to own your house after an individual with an unknown phone number called to helpfully point it out. Includes handy checklists and illustrations.”

2. Lia from the Scheben Branch suggests:

“I adored it as a child and read it over and over again, then read it to my children. I really liked the siblings working together, the animals that thought and talked, and the escapism to another world.”

3. Andrea from the Scheben Branch suggests:

“This is one of my favorite books because it tells the story of a girl, who was orphaned as a young child, but still has a wonderful outlook on life (just don’t call her Carrot Top). She’s not afraid to be herself and enjoys life, though she does stir up trouble wherever she seems to go. I first read this book as a pre-teen but still enjoy reading it as an adult!”

4. Vicki from the Main Library suggests:

“This book grabbed my hand and I ran back into history with a young woman fleeing occupied Paris in 1942 to a mountain village in the Free Zone. She forges I.D. documents to help Jewish children escape to neutral Switzerland. Inspired by real-life forgers that saved hundreds of people.”

5. Emily S. from the Main Library suggests:

“As a teenager, this book was everything and while I’m older now and don’t identify with the intense angst as much, the emotions within the story still feel honest. As you read, you follow the young character as he thinks about life and wanders about the city.”


  1. How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame-Smith
  2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  3. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
  5. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Comment below with emojis only to tell us your favorite book!