The Art of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich

The Art of Tinkering is a comprehensive introduction to the practice and philosophy of making: create rather than consume, experiment fearlessly, and play with whatever you have on hand. It’s Read more...

Posted by on June 23, 2017

A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters by Gale Eaton

Whether you want to stock up on fun facts or get a head start on that history or social studies report, A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters could be Read more...

Posted by on June 2, 2017

Motor Girls by Sue Macy

Should horseless carriages be powered by electricity, steam engines, or gasoline? An odd question today, but at the dawn of the 20th century it was a very real debate. Even Read more...

Posted by on May 4, 2017

A New Way To Bake by Kitchens of Martha Stewart

With all the wonderful colors of spring outside that delight the senses, it can make us think of new things—perhaps trying a new recipe!  Martha Stewart, known for her expertise Read more...

Posted by on April 25, 2017

March by John Lewis

March is a trilogy of graphic novels by Congressman John Lewis. The series tells the story of the freedom marches that lead to the desegregation of the south and the Read more...

Posted by on April 13, 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

How To Build A Museum by Tonya Bolden

How To Build A Museum is a timely story of the creation, formation, and inner workings of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A group of Read more...

Posted by on March 18, 2017

The 24-Hour Wine Expert by Jancis Robinson

From the title, it seems hard to believe that this slim volume can impart enough wine sense to place you as a “wine expert” in such a short time frame! Read more...

Posted by on February 14, 2017

Secrets of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown

In Secrets of the Apple Tree, written by Carron Brown and illustrated by Alyssa Nassner, the reader is invited to exercise their power of observation to discover the wonders hidden Read more...

Posted by on February 2, 2017

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering by Ruth Spiro

This fun and colorful book with simple text will allow the youngest readers to explore the physics of flight.

Posted by on December 29, 2016

Table Manners: How To Behave In The Modern World And Why Bother by Jeremiah Tower

Have you caught yourself texting or posting a photo while attending a dinner party when the meal is underway? Or informing your host (or hostess) of meal restrictions or allergies Read more...

Posted by on December 7, 2016

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

The story shines most when showing both girls and boys what it looks like to have strength, determination, and grace in the face of adversity: specifically, Ruth's moments in court. Read more...

Posted by on December 4, 2016

Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner by Katrine Marçal

Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? is a fervent, feminist critique of Western economic thinking. Marçal argues that the ideas which animate popular understanding about the economy—the primacy of competition rather Read more...

Posted by on October 11, 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

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition by

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Do you miss the idea of make believe and pretend, do you need something like a video game but something that has a larger sandbox Read more...

Posted by on September 27, 2016