Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr

This is an insightful, gritty, tender story of an orphaned teen, living in rural Indiana with his meth-addicted uncle when his uncle goes missing. Riggle gets suspended from high school, Read more...

Posted by on October 17, 2019

Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes

When Penny receives a surprise gift in the mail from Gram, she is thrilled! The doll she finds inside is absolutely perfect and she falls in love with her immediately. Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2019

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Twelve-year-old Iris understands the loneliness and frustration that come from the inability to communicate. Not only is she the only deaf child in her school, but her own father is Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2019

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Hal is a young woman hard on her luck. The debt collectors come knocking with threats of violence if she doesn’t pay off her mounting loan and she surely isn’t Read more...

Posted by on March 11, 2019

The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho is a straight-A student, president of the student council, and extremely practical. Her mother Kat is an eccentric cryptozoologist who drives a Critter Mobile and runs a Read more...

Posted by on March 5, 2019

Last Pick by Jason Walz

In the not so distant past (3 years ago), aliens invaded Earth and took as many 16 to 65-year-olds as they could collect, so long as they seemed useful. The Read more...

Posted by on February 27, 2019

Loose Parts 2 : Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky

Loose Parts 2 offers numerous ideas for ways caregivers of infants and toddlers can support their child's development using materials that are readily available and often free or inexpensive. The Read more...

Posted by on February 19, 2019

Besos For Baby: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena

Celebrate kisses, as gestures of love and friendship, in this bilingual board book. Baby wants kisses and loves sharing them with her parents, pets, and nature. Readers are introduced to Read more...

Posted by on October 13, 2018

Coco by

In this riveting, comedic and touching Hispanic rooted story, the main character, Miguel, becomes trapped in the land of the dead during the Day of the Dead, or Día de Read more...

Posted by on September 18, 2018

Zach and Lucy and the Museum of Natural Wonders by Pifferson Sisters

Meet creative brother and sister duo, Zach and Lucy, whose escapades leave their neighbors curious, excited and maybe a little worried. The Pifferson Sisters and illustrator Mark Chambers have created Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 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

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Blake

When a tornado strikes town, Ivy’s house is destroyed beyond repair. Feeling invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm, Ivy internalizes her trauma. To make matters worse, Ivy’s Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 2018

Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

More than anything, Dory’s family tells her, “Don’t.” Don’t make up stories, or friends, or adventures. Don’t get in the way. Don’t cause trouble. But Dory can’t help but do Read more...

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Finley’s parents are on the edge of a divorce and she is sent to live with grandparents she has never met. When the woods behind her grandparent’s house resemble her Read more...

Posted by on February 23, 2018

Bradford Street Buddies: Backyard Camp-Out by Jerdine Nolen

While cleaning out the garage with their parents, Jada and Jamal stumble upon an old tent, inspiring the idea for a backyard barbeque and camp-out. Their neighborhood friends, Carlita and Read more...

Posted by on February 2, 2018

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