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The Bunker Diary

Though it is not for the faint of heart, [this story] is for readers who enjoy twisted characters, heaping spoonfuls of symbolism, and self reflection.

Posted on February 9, 2017

Secrets of the Apple Tree

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 in, around, and under a tree. The text is simple and therefore great for young children and readers with short attention spans, yet still contains some educational facts.

Posted on February 2, 2017


Perspective is everything in Lauren Oliver’s new dystopian novel, where there are two sides to the story–literally. The book is written from two perspectives, and in the format of a “flip book.” One of the characters, Gemma, is your average teenager, plus a plethora of health issues. The other character, Lyra, is a Replica. She is one of thousands of Replicas that is locked in Haven Institute.

Posted on January 19, 2017

New Picture Books