A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

“Cats don’t cry,” Cat tells herself constantly. The oracle is done with crying. She’s escaped a terrible life and has started a new one in the circus. War is brewing, territories Read more...

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Secrets of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown

In Secrets of the Apple Tree, written by Carron Brown and illustrated by Alyssa Nassner, the reader is invited to exercise their power of observation to discover the wonders hidden Read more...

Posted by on February 2, 2017

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

Wedding science fiction with literary fiction in a post-WWI setting, The Arrival of Missives is a unique and enjoyable coming of age story. Shirley Fearn is seventeen and has it Read more...

Posted by on January 25, 2017

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Perspective is everything in Lauren Oliver's new dystopian novel, where there are two sides to the story--literally. The book is written from two perspectives, and in the format of a Read more...

Posted by on January 19, 2017

The Flash: Season 2 by Greg Berlanti

***There are spoilers for the end of Flash Season 1 ahead*** The singularity that opened when Eobard Thawne, the Reverse Flash, was defeated, has been closed. It came at a Read more...

Posted by on January 17, 2017

A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker

This is a story about irritable Bear and his first trip to the library. Bear has never been to a library, and he does not want to go. One day Read more...

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger

Desperate to make a big name for himself, Inspector Flytrap – an actual Venus flytrap – accompanied by his goat assistant, Nina, is on a mission to solve mysteries, but Read more...

Posted by on January 7, 2017

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Ove doesn’t think he is ill-tempered, grumpy, or terse when conversing with other people, or dealing with a stray cat that thinks it should belong to him. However, when significant Read more...

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering by Ruth Spiro

This fun and colorful book with simple text will allow the youngest readers to explore the physics of flight.

Posted by on December 29, 2016

Company Town by Madeline Ashby

New Arcadia is a city in transition. Perched atop a ruined oil rig in the Atlantic, the city has just been acquired by the wealthy industrialist Zacharias Lynch, who plans Read more...

Posted by on December 20, 2016

Moo by Sharon Creech

Reena must turn the most ornery cow in all of Maine into a showable farm animal. The task seems impossible at first. The 800lb cow won’t budge an inch, except Read more...

Posted by on December 17, 2016

Table Manners: How To Behave In The Modern World And Why Bother by Jeremiah Tower

Have you caught yourself texting or posting a photo while attending a dinner party when the meal is underway? Or informing your host (or hostess) of meal restrictions or allergies Read more...

Posted by on December 7, 2016

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

The story shines most when showing both girls and boys what it looks like to have strength, determination, and grace in the face of adversity: specifically, Ruth's moments in court. Read more...

Posted by on December 4, 2016

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Vassa Lowenstien lives in Brooklyn with her stepmother and her two stepsisters. Things have gotten… strange, lately, and not just with her unconventional family. The nights have been getting longer, Read more...

Posted by on November 29, 2016

My Man Godfrey by Gregory La Cava

I remember the night I first watched this movie years ago. I had come home and turned on the television, and My Man Godfrey was on a public station. I Read more...

Posted by on November 25, 2016