Queen of Katwe by Mira Nair

Phiona is a young girl of quiet charm and determination. A slum girl in Uganda, she sells her maize on the street every day to help her family. It’s a Read more...

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Sofia Martinez: Abuela’s Birthday by Jacqueline Jules

Abuela’s (Grandma’s) birthday is coming up and Sofia wants to make her a nice surprise for her big day: a piñata! With the help of her cousins, Sofia’s progress on Read more...

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers

Babies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Still, they share so many traits. Each two page spread in this book begins with “every day, everywhere” and then shows with Read more...

Posted by on March 2, 2017

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Ove doesn’t think he is ill-tempered, grumpy, or terse when conversing with other people, or dealing with a stray cat that thinks it should belong to him. However, when significant Read more...

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Moo by Sharon Creech

Reena must turn the most ornery cow in all of Maine into a showable farm animal. The task seems impossible at first. The 800lb cow won’t budge an inch, except Read more...

Posted by on December 17, 2016

Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger

Sam is eager to set off with his dad on their big fishing trip, but his plans veer off course when his obnoxious little sister Lucy decides at the last Read more...

Posted by on November 10, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne

19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry, now the Head of Magical Law Enforcement, is struggling to balance his heavy workload and family life, and his scar has mysteriously Read more...

Posted by on October 7, 2016

First & Then by Emma Mills

The story borrows from Pride and Prejudice, yet forges its own identity, straying from its source material enough to keep you guessing what will happen. An unexpectedly touching, thoroughly delightful Read more...

Posted by on September 11, 2016

Building Stories by Chris Ware by Chris Ware

When Building Stories landed in circulation, fresh from processing, it certainly got my attention—not least because its heft seemed more suitable for constructing a library than being shelved in one. With Read more...

Posted by on August 5, 2013