Staff Picks

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to The Lightning Thief to Eragon (just to name a few), fantasy books are popular with kids.

The Second Book in the Raven Cycle Series

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Dream ThievesHardcore fans of the first installment will want to re-read the first book since the action starts right away, and all those little subtle plot lines come racing into focus from the first page. If Book One is about myths and legends, then Book Two is about secrets. Ronan keeps secrets from Gansey, Gansey keeps secrets from Adam, Blue keeps secrets from herself, and Adam keeps secrets from everyone.

Published on Saturday, September 14, 2013

Photo of Dad is Fat coverWhat do Hot Pockets, fruit cake, paleness, bacon and parenting all have in common?  The answer is Jim Gaffigan. The stand-up comedian best known for his pale skin, love of food, and strange voices has recently come out with a new book about life and parenting, Dad is Fat
 

Pandora

Published on Friday, September 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

"Get thee to a runnery"

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Everything Running Book by Art LibermanNow that the dog days of summer have come and gone you may be feeling more inclined to get out and exercise. Seize the feeling that comes with this beautiful late summer weather and start moving!

Ellie McDoodle

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Great Book for Teens Returning Back to School

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, book coverKilling Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan is a great book for teens returning back to school from their summer vacation.

Pop Movie of the Month

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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World War Z is a slick and fast-paced end-of-the-world thriller with an international cast and global settings ... and ... zombies!

Book Review

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

book coverIn Melody Moezzi's latest, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, Moezzi writes openly and honestly about being diagnosed as bipolar and accepting it.

While mental illness is often ignored and misunderstood in many cultures, Melody's Iranian-Muslim family both here and abroad had a particularly hard time initially dealing with her illness; bipolar describes both her illness and the divide in her life of growing up Iranian in the Bible Belt of the U.S.

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

 The Pup After Merle Merle's Door was Ted Kerasote's very popular book about his "freethinking dog." It has been considered one of the best dog books ever written by people who have written some of the best dog books ever.

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