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His Dark Materials

Have you been watching His Dark Materials on HBO? I have! And this is one of my favorites fantasy series of all times. If you've been watching or hearing about the series, you might want to pick up the books (they are awesome!). Start with the original trilogy: The Golden Compass (published in England as The [...]

By | December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books We’re Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving from your library! I reached out to our blogging team to ask them about books they're thankful for so we could share them with you today. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (2017, 305 pages). Also available on downloadable e-book [...]

By | November 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Child of St. Kilda

Child of St. Kilda by Beth Waters (2019) is a book that really captured my imagination. This nonfiction picture book introduces us to the community of the island of Hirta in the St. Kilda islands about 100 miles off the coast of Scotland. This remote community was so removed from mainland civilization that they did [...]

By | November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

November is a time that Americans take a step back and look at all we are thankful for. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell (Cherokee) and illustrated by Frane Lessac is a wonderful book to share with children to reflect on all that we are thankful for and to celebrate Native American History Month. [...]

By | November 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Books to Help Manage Your Money

Lately, I've been working on updating our personal finance books at the library. Lots of those classic titles and authors you've heard of have updated versions, so I've been purchasing newer editions and taking out the old, outdated material. No matter which titles sound good to you, you want the most up-to-date resources when it [...]

By | October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Romance Project #2

I made it a resolution to explore the romance genre in 2019 since I was woefully unfamiliar with this ultrapopular genre. I posted several months ago with a few of my favorites and I wanted to update again with more great romance I've read since then. As always, I welcome any suggestions and I would [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books to Help Little Worriers

There have been a slew of picture books published this year about kids dealing with worries and anxiety. If you know a little worrier (or maybe you experience anxiety yourself!), these books about anxiety and mindfulness might help! Picture Books about Anxiety The Don't Worry Book by Todd Parr (2019). I am a huge fan [...]

By | October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books by Latinx Authors

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and this is a great time to pick up a book written by a Latinx author. Here are a few of my favorites for kids of all ages. For the littles: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (2013). If you have a wrestling fan [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ahoy, Matey! It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Arrrrr! September 19 be talk like a pirate day. If ye be hankerin' fer a bucketfull of great pirate books, take a gander at these! Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist (2004). Jolly Roger is not like the other pirates. He smiles instead of scowls and the other pirates banish him belowdecks when there [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good Talk

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacobs (2018; 355 pages) Mira Jacobs starts this book with a conversation she had with her biracial (half-Jewish, half-Indian) 6-year-old son who is starting to get obsessed with Michael Jackson. Like all children, he has a lot of questions: “Who taught Michael Jackson to dance?” “Is that [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments