Lion by Garth Davis

From the first scenes, Lion draws you in with its gorgeous cinematography and musical score. The story is captivating and unique, starting out in India and then moving to Australia Read more...

Posted by on October 14, 2017

The Switch by Joseph Finder by

The security line was in a tangle at the Los Angeles airport, so Michael Tanner was relieved when a TSA agent handed him his MacBook Air – or what he Read more...

Posted by on October 14, 2017

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

While out skipping rocks on the water, fourth grader Phoebe happens upon a unicorn: Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Grateful to be freed from the imprisonment of her own magnificence and spellbinding Read more...

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Anderson writes about Melinda’s experiences with authenticity and sincerity, creating a well-developed protagonist who is awkward, brooding, sarcastic – and damaged – and with whom readers will sympathize.

Posted by on October 5, 2017

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is a plot-driven story about friendship in the face of racism, inspired by the true history of Malaga Island. The often dramatic and intense tale has Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2017

Hot Books for September 2017!

Haunted by James Patterson & James O. Born Michael Bennett is ready for a break. A New York City detective by trade, he and his family escape to an idyllic Read more...

Posted by on September 25, 2017

The World from Up Here by Cecilia Galante

Wren is an anxious twelve-year-old with many fears, especially of Witch Weatherly, the legendary old woman who lives by herself up on Creeper Mountain. When Wren’s mother is admitted to Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2017

The Last Message Received by Emily Trunko

You don’t always remember the first words someone says to you, but you often remember the last. In this book by Emily Trunko and originally inspired by tumblr posts, readers Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2017

Brick by Brick by Guiliano Ferri

Open to the first page of this wordless book and you’ll see a little mouse, gazing up at flowers poking through a crack in a tall brick wall. The mouse Read more...

Posted by on August 25, 2017

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Abby and Gretchen are typical 80’s high school girls  preoccupied with boys, parties, make-up and rock music. Wanting to be the first “normal” people in their school to trip, they decide Read more...

Posted by on August 23, 2017

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

If you like technology and realistic sci-fi cut with a healthy dose of political awareness, Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway will be one of the best books you’ll read all year. When Read more...

Posted by on August 23, 2017

La-La Land by Damien Chazelle

Stone and Gosling give excellent performances of characters torn between doing what they want and what logic tells them they should do.  Mia and Seb come across as sympathetic people Read more...

Posted by on August 23, 2017

Archie the Daredevil Penguin by Andy Rash

On this laugh out loud trip to Antarctica, old friends are always by your side and new friends can be found in the most unexpected places.

Posted by on August 17, 2017

The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith

13 year old Jessamine can see people’s thoughts and speak to the dead. To learn about her newfound powers she is shipped off the live with a family friend, in Read more...

Posted by on August 11, 2017

Beach Baby by Laurie Elmquist

A day at the beach comes to a close as the sun begins to set; a mother cuddles her sleepy little one, giving comfort and promises that more adventures await Read more...

Posted by on August 11, 2017