In Want of a Wife by Jo Goodman

Goodman hits upon many of the genre’s clichés, including the spunky female, brooding male, dangerous past, and romantic impediment(s), but executes them well enough that readers will find it difficult Read more...

Posted by on October 20, 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

The Lost Boys Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley

The Lost Boys Vol. 1 is a true sequel to the 1987 cult classic horror-comedy by the same name. Just weeks after Sam, Mike and the Frog brothers defeat Max Read more...

Posted by on October 14, 2017

King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats by Dori Hillestad Butler

A new crime solving team has arrived to our early readers collection! King and Kayla work together to solve mysteries, demonstrating deductive reasoning skills along the way. In King and Read more...

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

While out skipping rocks on the water, fourth grader Phoebe happens upon a unicorn: Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Grateful to be freed from the imprisonment of her own magnificence and spellbinding Read more...

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Hot Books for October 2017!

Fiction Origin by Dan Brown Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology and frequent saver of the world, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to hear a major Read more...

Posted by on October 10, 2017

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Anderson writes about Melinda’s experiences with authenticity and sincerity, creating a well-developed protagonist who is awkward, brooding, sarcastic – and damaged – and with whom readers will sympathize.

Posted by on October 5, 2017

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is a plot-driven story about friendship in the face of racism, inspired by the true history of Malaga Island. The often dramatic and intense tale has Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2017

Counting by Fleur Star

Counting is a bilingual board book in Unified English Braille and English. It offers young readers an introduction to the concept of counting, numbers one through ten, and Braille. The Read more...

Posted by on September 29, 2017

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow lives in a world divided by blood. As a Red she is a common peasant who thieves to help her family get by. Her people are watched and Read more...

Posted by on September 22, 2017

The World from Up Here by Cecilia Galante

Wren is an anxious twelve-year-old with many fears, especially of Witch Weatherly, the legendary old woman who lives by herself up on Creeper Mountain. When Wren’s mother is admitted to Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2017

The Last Message Received by Emily Trunko

You don’t always remember the first words someone says to you, but you often remember the last. In this book by Emily Trunko and originally inspired by tumblr posts, readers Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2017

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is a compilation of 20 short stories by Stephen King. While many of these stories have been previously published, he adds never before seen, unpublished Read more...

Posted by on September 9, 2017

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

A body is discovered in the garden at the Buckshaw estate by the very grown-up, eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, and she is not the least bit horrified. She’s actually quite Read more...

Posted by on September 7, 2017