The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a sweeping, carefully plotted novel of politics and trade in Japan when the island nation closed its borders to all others. There Read more...

Posted by on May 1, 2018

Lonely Planet Iceland (10th Edition) by Carolyn Bain

According to the author...one popular cafe offers a good assortment of baked goods as well as the occasional “viking hipster” drinking a hot cup of coffee.

Posted by on April 28, 2018

Flame in the Mist by Reneé Ahdieh

The prose is elegant and descriptive, and it's apparent much research was put into life in feudal Japan. If you're in the market for historical fiction in a nontraditional setting Read more...

Posted by on March 14, 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

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Find out why Mma Ramotswe is absolutely the number one lady private detective in Botswana! When her ailing father dies, Precious Ramotswe fulfills her dream of opening a detective agency. Read more...

Posted by on November 9, 2017

Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale by Belle Yang

The author of this book, Belle Yang, writes the story of her father’s family here. She returned home after college, and again after spending three years in China, her ancestral Read more...

Posted by on October 14, 2017

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

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Come along on a journey to distant lands. From Jotunheim, the realm of the Giants, to Midgard, the realm of Man, to Asgard, the realm of the Gods of the Read more...

Posted by on May 22, 2017

Just A Minute A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales

Señor Calavera is a skeleton who has come to take Grandma Beetle away. Grandma Beetle is clever and has Señor Calavera wait just one more minute, but how long will Read more...

Posted by on April 20, 2017

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

Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy by Icinori

A classic Japanese fairy tale comes to life with vibrant, striking illustrations from Icinori, a duo of French illustrators and printmakers. Issun Bôshi, the one-inch boy, is born to parents Read more...

Posted by on April 6, 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

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