Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert

Favorite picture book author / illustrator Lois Ehlert introduces 12 backyard birds to young children through their adventure with a sneaky cat.

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

“3:47 a.m. That’s when they arrive for Wren Clemmens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march Read more...

Posted by on January 9, 2020

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

If you like fairytale retellings, this book is the one for you! This Cinderella story set in a futuristic Earth with cyborgs and Lunar beings is the perfect start to Read more...

Posted by on January 2, 2020

Snowball by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra

A smiling little snowball stands at the top of a hill looking down upon a town. Thinking that a visit to town would be fun, he decides to take a Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

March of the Mini Beasts by Ada Hopper

The DATA Set is a group of three Latino second graders known for their interest in science and engineering. This first book in the series finds the friends going house Read more...

Posted by on December 5, 2019

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

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