Falling in Love Over Food

Hungry? Get ready to devour these Young Adult books about cooking, baking, family restaurants, and falling in love. Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp As an aspiring Read more...

Posted by on August 4, 2022

Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Deeds

Set in 1929 in an alternate Seattle filled with magic, violence, and deceit, Comeuppance Served Cold mixes gaslamp fantasy with a noir caper to create a fast-moving novella with a Read more...

Posted by on August 3, 2022

Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end food delivery driver. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom. Tom works for what he calls “an animal rights organization” and his team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on. What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the Read more...

Posted by on August 1, 2022

Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy

Huda used to be the only person in her class wearing a hijab, but when she moves to Dearborn, Michigan and starts a new high school, that all changes. There Read more...

Posted by on July 7, 2022

Own Voices: A Reading List for Children & Families

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2022

Own Voices: A Reading List for Teens

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character and creator may share a common disability, sexuality, gender identity, race, immigration status, or other identity. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of representation, as well as provide a starting point for readers Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2022

Own Voices: A Reading List for Adults

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character and creator may share a common disability, sexuality, gender identity, race, immigration status, or other identity. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of representation, as well as provide a starting point for readers Read more...

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach bike out to a cave to explore. What they couldn’t have planned on was the rain that would flood the cave in the Read more...

Posted by on June 16, 2022

Pride Month Reads for Youth and Families

Celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ community with this list of picture books, nonfiction, and chapter books from a variety of genres and experiences.

Posted by on June 10, 2022

Pride Month Reads for Teens

Celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ community with this list of Young Adult books from a variety of genres and experiences. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo Read more...

Posted by on June 2, 2022

LGBTQ+ Voices & Experiences: An Adult Reading List

Celebrate Pride Month with this collection of stories from and about LGBTQ+ community members.

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Starfish by Lisa Fipps tells the story of 11 year old Ellie who is carrying the weight of being fat shamed at school and at home. She spends her life Read more...

Posted by on May 26, 2022

Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

Imagine you were sold into slavery as an 8 year old child. Now imagine the people that sold you were your parents. This is Shyima Hall’s truth.  She worked 20 Read more...

Posted by on May 19, 2022

Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger

All Pamela Isley wants to do is save the environment. So much so, that she’s willing to kill for it. With the stress of school, a blooming relationship with her Read more...

Posted by on May 5, 2022

Mathical Book Prize Winners

Math is fun and more than just numbers!  All of these books won a Mathical Book Prize between 2015 and 2022.  Mathical awards books that introduce mathematical concepts found in Read more...

Posted by on April 28, 2022

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