The Great Wall by Yimou Zhang

Viewers who want period accuracy and believable tales can skip this one.  For the rest, the story is entertaining, but not particularly surprising. 

Posted by on July 11, 2018

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Through a series of letters written to her deceased mother, shy, quiet, twelve year-old Nisha tells the story of her family’s journey from the newly-formed Pakistan to India in the Read more...

Posted by on July 11, 2018

Mouse Loves Spring by Lauren Thompson

Join author Lauren Thompson and Mouse in celebrating Spring. Erdogan’s bright acrylic paintings and Thompson’s nicely crafted guessing game introduce Mouse and readers to the joys that can be found Read more...

Posted by on July 5, 2018

Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen

This book is a collection of comics by the artist Sarah Andersen (better known as Sarah’s Scribbles to her online followers.) The book can really be split into two sections: Read more...

Posted by on July 3, 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

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow is cursed. After a life of being accused of causing other people’s misfortunes, Morrigan escapes her fate when a quirky man named Jupiter North selects her to be Read more...

Posted by on June 26, 2018

Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom

Ben spends a lot of time in other people’s dreams. Literally. When Ben falls asleep, he gains the ability to “jump” into people’s heads, navigating the dream world and more-than-occasionally Read more...

Posted by on June 20, 2018

I Want to Be a Doctor by Laura Driscoll

This is a simple story that packs in a lot of information with illustrations that depict refreshingly diverse supporting and background characters.

Posted by on June 16, 2018

The Right Side by Spencer Quinn

Army Sergeant LeAnne Hogan knows that there is something important that she must remember about her last mission in Afghanistan, called “Operation Midnight Special” but finds past events too elusive Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 2018

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

How to Change Your Mind is a methodical, straight-laced dive into psychedelic research without the “counterculture baggage”. In his newest book, Michael Pollan takes a historical and experiential approach to Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 2018

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Blake

When a tornado strikes town, Ivy’s house is destroyed beyond repair. Feeling invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm, Ivy internalizes her trauma. To make matters worse, Ivy’s Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 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

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

Alex, an orphan without land or money, is the exact type of person Eliza should not want. However, with his quick wit and strong sense of justice, Eliza can’t help Read more...

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness by Rachel Kelly

Journalist Rachel Kelly, formerly of The Times (UK), has made significant strides to overcome her debilitating depression that was chronicled in her first book “Black Rainbows.” Through her journey to Read more...

Posted by on May 23, 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

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