Staff Picks

'The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon' by David Almond

Young Paul from the basement apartment has just let a strange idea fall out of his mouth. He thinks the moon might be a great big hole in the sky and not a moon at all.

'Relish: My Life in the Kitchen' by Lucy Knisley

Growing up is exciting, but sometimes cooking can be an even greater adventure.Lucy Knisley tenderly recounts her childhood and college years as the child of a chef and a foodie, a life filled with food and spices. Also included are some of her favorite recipes, presented in comic-book form as full-page instructional drawings.

'Looking at Lincoln' by Maira Kalman

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was over seven feet tall when he wore his famous hat? Did you know he decided to become a lawyer after being kicked in the head by a horse?

'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

In the summer of 1945, President Truman was tired of war. The European war had ended in May, but the Japanese were still holding on in the Pacific. The Japanese had been losing the war, but did not want to accept the American conditions for surrender. The result was that Japan was starving, but still fighting. The decision to use the atomic bomb on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 was one filled with contention, and left the world irrevocably changed.

'The Brontes' by Juliet Barker

Staff book recommendation

Although the Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) only wrote a few novels in between them, their names remain well-known in English literature. Over time, many myths and gossip grew to surround the family, which persisted over the years. In 1994, Juliet Barker, who had worked as curator in in the Bronte Parsonage Museum, published a definitive biography of this famous literary family.

'Fledgling': A Must Read

Fledgling by Octavia Butler is a thrilling read. Full of movement and suspense, this novel will make you squirm at times.

'The Last Unicorn'

This piece will be the first in a series of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works, celebrating MLK Memorial Library's ongoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club.

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"The Borrowers"

Dear LBPH Kids,

'Just My Type' by Simon Garfield

What's your type? Do you go for the traditional, classic type -- the kind that looks like it just came from Ancient Greece and Mount Olympus?Or are you more of a new age person, attracted to the strong Germanic type?Maybe you go for the nerdy ones, the ones that look like a computer program.

Staff Picks

Library Associate Justin Pair shares his reading list with you

The Son by Philipp Meyer

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