Staff Picks

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The NOT-FOR-PARENTS TRAVEL BOOKThe Not-For-Parents Travel Book, written by Michael Dubois, Katri Hilden and Jane Price, is a fantastic book. It covers 199 countries, grouped by region/continent, from North Korea to Mauritius, Saint Lucia to East Timor. Each country gets one full-color page, which contains a small map, some key facts (size/population/language/currency) and then interesting facts about that country. 

Book Review

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

book coverJane Coxwell, who happens to be Diane von Furstenberg's personal chef, has produced a beautiful book influenced by her travels around the globe.

In Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes, you certainly feel transported and the stunning photos throughout only add to the journey.

All the basics are covered -- breakfast, soups, salads, grains, seafood and more. From honey-poached pineapple to Thai curry to Moroccan lamb, your taste buds are in for a real treat. I can't wait to try the whole stuffed chicken and stuffed pita bread! 

True Crime hits close to home in this thriller

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cover art for "Murder in the Yoga Store"With summer winding down and transitioning to fall, there's only a few short weeks to indulge in summer's best guilty pleasure -- true crime.  Local author Peter Ross Range delivers just in time, with his book Murder in the Yoga Store.  

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013

bookcoverFollow along in the year 2051 where most of the population of the United States lives in two large domes called the Eastern and Western States. A young teenager named Faith lives beyond the dome, along with a very small percentage of others that have chosen to remain on the outside.

A story of faith, family and breaking the rules

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rapture Practice cover artAaron Hartzler has never had a problem making friends.  He's smart, charismatic, and dresses straight from the pages of GQ Magazine.  Growing up in Kansas City, he also harbors some big dreams of making it big on Broadway or becoming a move star in Hollywood.

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David LubarWith school less than two weeks away, there’s a good chance some of you are feeling anxious.  This is probably most true if you’re starting a new school, especially if you’re going from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school.  Scott Calvin had a similar experience in the book Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar. Learn how crazy a freshmen year can get, and how fun and exciting it can be as well.
 

Seven books to share with your child about starting school

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten
By Toni Buzzeo
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Even though there are rules to follow, a little girl who loves adventure has an exciting first day of kindergarten.
Book cover of "Adventure Annie"

A new novelist makes his debut

Published on Friday, August 16, 2013

If I hadn't been drawn by the beauty of this book's cover, I would have missed out on a unique and daring read. 
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Mario Alberto Zambrano debuts with Loteriaan unfamiliar take for a novel. Zambrano's creative use of a deck of loteria cards - which can be best explained as Mexican Bingo - helps unfold the dark journey which has led the-11 year-old protagonist to her current situation as a ward of the state of Texas. 

Staff Book Recommendation

Published on Monday, August 12, 2013

The White Princess coverDaughter of the king, sister of the king, niece of the king, and wife of the king.  That is how the mother of the Tudor dynasty has been described. But there is more to her story.

In the latest installment in "The Cousins Wars" series, The White Princess, Philippa Gregory tells the story of Elizabeth of York. 

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Published on Saturday, August 10, 2013


Book Cover of Chitty Chitty Bang BangDear LBPH Kids,

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