Company Town by Madeline Ashby

New Arcadia is a city in transition. Perched atop a ruined oil rig in the Atlantic, the city has just been acquired by the wealthy industrialist Zacharias Lynch, who plans Read more...

Posted by on December 20, 2016

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

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

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Vassa Lowenstien lives in Brooklyn with her stepmother and her two stepsisters. Things have gotten… strange, lately, and not just with her unconventional family. The nights have been getting longer, Read more...

Posted by on November 29, 2016

My Man Godfrey by Gregory La Cava

I remember the night I first watched this movie years ago. I had come home and turned on the television, and My Man Godfrey was on a public station. I Read more...

Posted by on November 25, 2016

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

This story has it all: mystery, romance, revenge, and history. The Salem Witch Trials are re-told with a contemporary twist.

Posted by on November 17, 2016

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader

Do you miss a Batman that had a sense of humor, a Batman who does not growl when he talks, or a Batman who knew how to obey traffic laws? Read more...

Posted by on November 15, 2016

Cross Kill by James Patterson

Gary Soneji is dead. Or, at least, that’s what everyone thought. Alex Cross would know best, he was there when Soneji died. So when Soneji appears and shoots both Cross Read more...

Posted by on November 14, 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

School of the Dead by Avi

School of the Dead starts off strong with its gripping opener: “The first time Uncle Charlie came to live with us he was alive. The second time he came, he Read more...

Posted by on November 7, 2016

The Story Of Owen : Dragon Slayer Of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston

This is a truly original story with elements of adventure and fantasy, yet it is also so real. The relationships between the characters are authentic and deep. People are the Read more...

Posted by on October 27, 2016

Slade House by David Mitchell

Not everything—or everyone—is what it seems in this trippy treat of a horror novel by David Mitchell, also known for Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. True to form, Mitchell Read more...

Posted by on October 25, 2016

The Wolf Among Us by Telltale Games

Once upon a time, in a land called New York City, there was a secret community in the village of Brooklyn. This community was called Fabletown, and it was populated Read more...

Posted by on October 25, 2016

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

I think The Buried Giant can be described as a novel-length fairy tale, or maybe a better way to describe it is a novel featuring fairy tale elements? I’ll let Read more...

Posted by on October 18, 2016