Johnny Mnemonic by Robert Longo

Johnny Mnemonic is a camp masterpiece, though it’s somewhat unclear if the makers were in on the joke. The year is 2021 and things are bad.  The opening text crawl Read more...

Posted by on June 22, 2019

The Big Sick by Michael Showalter

Kumail uses humor constantly to confront uncomfortable or difficult situations, including his girlfriend's mysterious illness and his family's expectations for him.

Posted by on March 21, 2019

People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler

This book on manners tackles the issue of biting with a playful and positive approach that encourages young readers who are “tooth-inclined” to use their words and own their actions, Read more...

Posted by on March 19, 2019

Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S Dawson and Kevin Hearne

The story opens on a boy named Worstley mucking out the stalls on his family’s farm. He laments about the drudgery of his daily life until a pixie shows up Read more...

Posted by on March 19, 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

Never Touch A Spider by Rosie Greening

Readers are introduced to a variety of bugs and cautioned to never touch these insects unless fantastical conditions are met. Never Touch a Spider is a silly edition to an Read more...

Posted by on November 12, 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

NPCs by Drew Hayes by Drew Hayes

While playing video games or role playing games, how much thought have you put toward the NPCs, non-player characters? Drew Hayes addresses this group of individuals in this series called Read more...

Posted by on October 23, 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

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is a powerhouse of the writer/actor/comedian/producer variety, and now her deadpan snark finds itself on the page in her memoir, Bossypants.

Posted by on June 30, 2018

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

Baby Monkey may have trouble putting on his pants, but Baby Monkey is a talented Private Eye. Selznick and Serlin have created a world in which a baby monkey who Read more...

Posted by on June 5, 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

A Pig, A Fox, and A Box by Jonathan Fenske

Fox and Pig are two friends who couldn’t be more different. Fox is little and Pig is big.  Our friend Fox loves to play tricks on Pig, but those tricks Read more...

Posted by on May 6, 2018

Mrs. Dole is Out of Control by Dan Gutman

A.J. is graduating second grade and he can’t wait for summer; he just has to get through graduation first. However, the son of the new PTA president (Mrs. Dole) is Read more...

Posted by on April 13, 2018

Fool by Christopher Moore

Fool is a funny, gossipy, irreverent, silly, irreverent, offbeat, high-drama – and did I mention, irreverent? – retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear, from the perspective of the court jester.

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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