Staff Picks

Published on Friday, July 19, 2013

pete the cat The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Come on, Pete!"
The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Hop on board!"

If you love Pete the Cat as much as we do, then, boy do we have good news for you! Everyone’s favorite frisky feline is back and he has a driver’s license! (Wow, drivers beware!)

No. 1 New York Times-bestselling artist James Dean makes Pete the Cat groovier than ever in this cool adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus." Fans of Pete the cat will enjoy singing along with Pete in this rendition of a classic favorite children’s song.

Published on Friday, July 12, 2013

bookcoverIt's a graphic novel so disgusting that you won't be able to put it down. The main character, Detective Chu, literally takes bites out of crime whether they're fresh or fetid and decomposing. Tony is a cibopath, meaning that he gets psychic information from the food he eats. If he eats an apple, he learns about how the apple grew, and if he eats a hot dog, he feels something much different.

An Author Visit at the Mt. Pleasant Library

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the popular Lunch Lady series, will visit the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Saturday July 13 at 3 p.m. This program is in partnership with Politics and Prose.

Here are ten more books written and illustrated by Jarrett Krosoczka for your reading pleasure.

Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013

bookcoverStorm, by Brigid Kemmerer is the first novel in the Elemental Series.

At the beginning of this book, Becca rescues Chris from a group of bullies in the high school parking lot but he didn't really need her help. Chris and his three brothers are pure Elementals and they control water, earth, fire and air.

Follow along as Becca and the four will have to use all their resources in order to save the town from other Elementals that are up to no good.

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

bookcoverMorning Glories by Nick Spencer is as crazy as it is intense.

A little unbelievable at times but full of action and drama, this story features a group of six teens all with the same birthday that get accepted into an exclusive prep school. It's called the Morning Glory Academy. At this school the teachers do whatever it takes to raise a new breed of super humans and what they do is weird, freaky, and often horrifying.

Six Father's Day Stories to Share with your Child

Published on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!


Book Review

Published on Sunday, June 9, 2013

NiceCompaniesFinishFirstWhat makes a successful, transformative organization? What kind of leadership guides an organization making it stand out amongst its rivals/peers?  What qualities in management inspire employees to do the best that they can do and make their organization shine?

‘The Secret Tree’

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

The SecreThe Secret Tree book covert Tree by Natalie Standiford is a great summer read.  Minty is a 10-year-old trying to pass her summer days by biking, ro

Seven kite flying stories to share with your child

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

The date: April 14, 1865. Washington D.C. was still celebrating the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox the week before. Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet were developing plans for reconstruction when his second term ended at the hands of John Wilkes Booth and his derringer pistol. The rest, as they say, is history.  

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