The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

This novel begins in Berlin in 1941 and follows the life of a young Jewish girl, Lea, whose mother, Hanni, will do anything to keep her safe. She consults a Read more...

Posted by on November 5, 2019

White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat is the first novel in a suspenseful, action-packed trilogy about Cassel Sharpe’s plots and exploits as he dodges both curse workers and the feds.

Posted by on April 10, 2019

Spider-man: Homecoming by

In this superhero action/adventure movie, we join Peter Parker (Spider-man) after his big debut with the Avengers. The famous Tony Stark (Iron Man) has made Peter his protegee, equipping him Read more...

Posted by on January 31, 2019

Mac B., Kid Spy: Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett

Mac B. may be a kid, but he’s also the Queen of England’s newest secret agent. This wacky, almost-autobiographical adventure follows young, international best-selling author Mac Barnett on his search Read more...

Posted by on November 25, 2018

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Think Ocean’s Eleven, if the Ocean’s Eleven crew contained six teenage misfits living in medieval, high-fantasy Amsterdam. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime (read: more money than he could’ve Read more...

Posted by on November 20, 2018

The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker

Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and those interested in Norse history and culture will all find this historical fiction highly enjoyable, though liberal in its characterizations of Read more...

Posted by on November 13, 2018

The Woman Left Behind by

It was sheer madness for Jina Modell, who shouldered her pack and used her compass to “find” her team leader Levi in the wilderness. She kept telling herself that the Read more...

Posted by on November 10, 2018

Rat Attack by Molly Coxe

Gram is making jam for Ann, Fran, and Stan, but she better beware. Nat the Rat likes jam too! Nat, Pat, and Matt appear in various disguises in an attempt Read more...

Posted by on October 31, 2018

Up by Pete Docter

With an emotional opening, a dramatic journey, and feel-good ending full of warm fuzzies, Up is bound to appeal to viewers of any age.

Posted by on October 18, 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

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

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

Fire Truck to the Rescue! by Alan Copeland

Fire Truck to the Rescue! is an interactive board book written for the active toddler. Open it up, grab hold of the handles built into the sides and you’re all Read more...

Posted by on May 10, 2018

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school for the same reasons as many people. The work will be hard and the hours long but when you’re through you’ll be Read more...

Posted by on April 3, 2018

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Pax, a pet fox, has been inseparable from his boy, Peter, ever since he found him at only a few weeks old. When Peter’s father enlists in the war and Read more...

Posted by on March 14, 2018

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