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Teen Books by Black Authors

Hey Everyone! Looking for some Teen Books by Black Authors? I have a list of a few books you can read now, or books that I’m excited about that you might also want to add to your TBR pile.  The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus (2019). This middle grade novel takes a look at the [...]

By | July 28th, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

People can be monsters. But not in Jam's world; a post-revolution society where there are no more monstrous people. In Jam's town of Lucille, especially, the Angels (the good and righteous) fought hard to make sure that children like Jam, who is trans and African American, and her best friend Redemption could grow up safely. [...]

By | May 21st, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

Children’s Book Week

Hi Everyone! Some of you may know that May 4 - 10 is Children’s Book Week! Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. What better way to celebrate than by sharing some of our favorite children’s books with you. These are all available for check [...]

By | May 8th, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

YA Dystopian Lit from Libby

Hi Everyone! It’s Miss Jamie from the Youth Services team. Lately, I feel like we are living right in the middle of a dystopian novel. That made me think of some of the great YA Dystopian lit there is to read out there. While our libraries are closed, there are lots of great online services [...]

By | April 16th, 2020|What to Read|0 Comments

From Page to Screen in 2020

As a librarian, I usually say that the book is better. But...there have been a lot of great screen adaptations in recent years (don’t get me started on Game of Thrones). I’m really excited about some of the wonderful books that will be coming to the movies or tv screens this year. I thought I [...]

By | January 16th, 2020|Uncategorized, What to Read|0 Comments

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Books for Kids

Holiday books are popular year-round for kiddos, but ESPECIALLY during Halloween! I'd like to share some of our favorite picture books with you, that are more cute than creepy. Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara (2008). Ghosts can't be scary when you use them as bed sheets and curtains! The Scariest Book Ever by [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

While You Wait For … The Turn of the Key

Ruth Ware, best-selling author of The Woman in Cabin 10, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and others, has a new book coming out in August. The Turn of the Key is on order and will soon be available. It's about a woman who takes a position in a lovely modern home in the Scottish Highlands. [...]

By | August 1st, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

While You Wait For … City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, has a new book that came out in June and is getting a lot of talk. City of Girls is Vivian's story of her life from the age of 19, when she was kicked out of Vassar College in 1940. Drawing comparisons to Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame (and [...]

By | July 5th, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

While You Wait For … The Unhoneymooners

It's June, second only to February as the season of romance. The Unhoneymooners is the new book from Christina Lauren. A romantic comedy, it features Olive, twin sister of the bride, and Ethan, the best man she can't stand. In one of those unusual twists of fate, the entire bridal party comes down with food poisoning, except [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments

While You Wait For… Wolf Pack

In this installment of What to Read While You Wait, we look at alternatives to C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett series, the latest of which, Wolf Pack, is just as popular as previous outings. I’ll suggest some other series you might want to try. Set in Wyoming, Joe Pickett is a game warden, and if [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|What to Read|0 Comments