Staff Picks

Ms. Jess' Giggle Reads

The monster of Stoker-on-Avon is a bit of a disappointment. He never attacks, never knocks down buildings and he hides in his cave far away from town. What’s a medieval town to do without a decent monster to give them a proper scare?

'Little Brother' by Cory Doctorow

One of the most interesting young adult authors you hear about recently is Cory Doctorow. His work is very different from any other teen book I’ve read recently, and I think everyone who reads YA fiction should give it a look.

Valentine's Day!

Seven Seasonal Stories to Share with Your Child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!Pete the Cat. Valentine's Day is CoolBy Kimberly and James DeanJUV E DEAN 

Deanwood Staff Picks for Valentines Day

Want to celebrate the season by reading a book about love (or lust?) Here are some favorites of the Deanwood staff: 

Valentine Viewing!

Five Valentine Films to watch with your child

Snuggle up and watch!A Charlie Brown ValentineJUV DVD25 minutes 

'The Telling Room' by Michael Paterniti

A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

The Telling Room is a book that is about all of the things it claims in its title, as well as many others. The main character in the book is Ambrosio, a large and boisterous man who lives in Castile, a region of Spain that is known for its unforgiving climate as well as its history. 

What Do Earmuffs and Popsicles Have in Common?

Kid inventors

Brrr. It is cold outside and if you use earmuffs to keep your ears warm, you have a kid from 1873 to thank for that. 

'Seraphina' by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina is set in a world where two species co-exist: dragons and humans. Dragons, powerful creatures with mathematical minds, are able to take human form to interact with people; they reject all emotions as weakness, to the point of excising them from their brains.

'Mrs. Lincoln's Rival' by Jennifer Chiaverini

Staff recommendation

In her new novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini returns to Civil War era Washington, D.C.

Valentine's Day in a Pinch

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.

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