The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

It’s not until her twelfth birthday that Kiranmala discovers she’s a demon-slaying princess, and not just a normal girl from New Jersey.

Posted by on August 13, 2018

Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream? by Victoria Palastanga and Violet Peto

The question posed in this sturdy board book is a jumping-off point for a discussion of seasonal changes that a child experiences throughout the year.

Posted by on August 1, 2018

The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White

Kara Westfall is known as the witch girl. As she uncovers the underlying truth of her island home, her mother, and her own powers, Kara realizes not everything is as Read more...

Posted by on July 26, 2018

The Postmortal by Drew Magary

The Postmortal is set in an America not too far in the future,where a man has discovered the cure for aging. While at first this is outlawed, and is only Read more...

Posted by on July 21, 2018

On the Road by Madeleine Deny

On The Road  is another addition to the series Let’s STEP Books to Grown On by Madeleine Deny. Young readers are introduced to familiar vehicles: a motorcycle, cop car, and Read more...

Posted by on July 16, 2018

The Great Wall by Yimou Zhang

Viewers who want period accuracy and believable tales can skip this one.  For the rest, the story is entertaining, but not particularly surprising. 

Posted by on July 11, 2018

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Through a series of letters written to her deceased mother, shy, quiet, twelve year-old Nisha tells the story of her family’s journey from the newly-formed Pakistan to India in the Read more...

Posted by on July 11, 2018

Mouse Loves Spring by Lauren Thompson

Join author Lauren Thompson and Mouse in celebrating Spring. Erdogan’s bright acrylic paintings and Thompson’s nicely crafted guessing game introduce Mouse and readers to the joys that can be found Read more...

Posted by on July 5, 2018

Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen

This book is a collection of comics by the artist Sarah Andersen (better known as Sarah’s Scribbles to her online followers.) The book can really be split into two sections: Read more...

Posted by on July 3, 2018

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is a powerhouse of the writer/actor/comedian/producer variety, and now her deadpan snark finds itself on the page in her memoir, Bossypants.

Posted by on June 30, 2018

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow is cursed. After a life of being accused of causing other people’s misfortunes, Morrigan escapes her fate when a quirky man named Jupiter North selects her to be Read more...

Posted by on June 26, 2018

Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom

Ben spends a lot of time in other people’s dreams. Literally. When Ben falls asleep, he gains the ability to “jump” into people’s heads, navigating the dream world and more-than-occasionally Read more...

Posted by on June 20, 2018

I Want to Be a Doctor by Laura Driscoll

This is a simple story that packs in a lot of information with illustrations that depict refreshingly diverse supporting and background characters.

Posted by on June 16, 2018

The Right Side by Spencer Quinn

Army Sergeant LeAnne Hogan knows that there is something important that she must remember about her last mission in Afghanistan, called “Operation Midnight Special” but finds past events too elusive Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 2018

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

How to Change Your Mind is a methodical, straight-laced dive into psychedelic research without the “counterculture baggage”. In his newest book, Michael Pollan takes a historical and experiential approach to Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 2018

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