National Space Day comes around but once a year (May 7th this year), but there’s no reason we can’t enjoy some glorious science fiction picks all year round! Space Operas are stories set amongst the stars and planets, involving space travel, spaceships, and intergalactic adventures galore! Check out these space opera series for Space Day […]
Looking for something new or different to read? We asked our Children’s staff for their recent favorites and here are a few of their picks! The Deceivers by Margaret Peterson Haddix Until their mother vanished, the Greystone kids–Chess, Emma, and Finn–knew nothing about the other world. Everything is different there. It’s a mirror image, except […]
There are books that rock and books that rollBut Shakespeare’s works can oft be droll Enjoy these YA choices, poetry in verseWritten by a cast that’s incredibly diverse The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo A young Latino girl must decideTo strut forward, or stay and hide Bull by David Elliott The myth of the Minotaur […]
Spring has officially arrived! Things are warming up outside; flowers are blooming, leaves are coming back to the trees, and the urge to get outside and spend some quality nature time is real. As a reader, Spring’s arrival often translates to getting curious about and connecting to nature through books. Whether it’s a writer’s descriptive experience of a solitary mountain trail adventure, a meditation on the song of wild birds, or a how-to guide for observing and recording the animals in your backyard, nature writing brings the world […]
Celebrate Black History Month by reading a book by a Coretta Scott King Award-winning author or illustrator! Coretta Scott King Awards and honors are given “to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.”* First awarded by the American Library Association in […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like me you could probably use a little of that Happily Ever After feeling in your life after 2020. Here are a selection of recent romances that are sure to make you swoon, blush, or smile. Get your holds in on these great titles today […]
As we take a moment to reflect this week and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., here are some resources to help us learn about racial justice. Reading Lists: Reading on Racial Justice (cloudLibrary) Black Stories and Experiences (Hoopla) Conversations on Race: Books for Adults (Hoopla) Conversations on Race: YA Reads (Hoopla) Kid’s […]
Here are our picks for the best children’s and young adult books of 2015. We published our favorite adult fiction and non-fiction books last week.
Here are our picks for best adult non-fiction books of 2015. We published a list of our favorite adult fiction books earlier this week; you can read it here.
Every year as the holidays approach, the “Best Books” lists appear. This year, we’ve compiled our own Best Books lists with recommendations