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

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

After tragedy struck, Marin left San Francisco behind, along with her home and everyone she knew. Staying alone in her New York dorm over winter break, she will be forced Read more...

Posted by on August 11, 2017

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

Tiger is asleep, but she is blocking the way of Frog, Fox, Turtle, Mouse, and Stork. Our animal friends will need the reader’s help to make it to their party Read more...

Posted by on August 1, 2017

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Zoe is not always a perfect character, prone to selfish behavior that only makes things more awkward or difficult, but her snark and sarcasm bring a levity to this melancholy Read more...

Posted by on July 20, 2017

The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends by Brittany R. Jacobs

Making friends can be a challenge, especially if you have a temper and are a legendary sea monster. If the Great White Shark can make friends, maybe Kraken can too, Read more...

Posted by on July 7, 2017

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant

Sometimes our friends change, this is a lesson that Cat and the reader explore in Grant’s work Cat Knit. Grant’s limited color palette has readers focusing on the humor of Read more...

Posted by on June 14, 2017

The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat

In The Cookie Fiasco, four friends want to eat cookies, but there are only three cookies.With a shortage of this tasty treat, will the Squirrels have to share, or will Read more...

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Rabbit Magic by Meg McLaren

In Rabbit Magic, Monsieur Lapin gets the surprise of his life: his assistant Houdini takes over the show! McLaren’s use of pastels allows the magic show to really pop on Read more...

Posted by on April 9, 2017

A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker

This is a story about irritable Bear and his first trip to the library. Bear has never been to a library, and he does not want to go. One day Read more...

Posted by on January 13, 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

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