Staff Picks

Rapture Practice

A story of faith, family and breaking the rules

Aaron 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.

'Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie' by David Lubar

With 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

Starting Kindergarten

Seven books to share with your child about starting school

Adventure Annie Goes to KindergartenBy Toni BuzzeoJUV E BUZZEO

Win the Loteria!

A new novelist makes his debut

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. 

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Staff Book Recommendation

Daughter 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.

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Dear LBPH Kids,

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"The Princess and the Frog"

Our August 2013 movie recommendation is "The Princess and the Frog".

Dreaming of Autumn...

Looking for Ghosts, Smoke and Eldritch Horrors That Come in the Night?

Want something a little creepy to give you the shivers while you wait for cooler weather to appear? We have a collection of weird, spooky titles for you to check out.

"Merle's Door"

Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

This book is classified 636.7092:"stuff about dogs".  It could easily have been 92: Biography.

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes

Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage (journalist and author of books in the Dog Lover's Companion series) should appeal to readers of war stories as well as dog lovers, civilians who wonder "what is it really like over there" and also returned veterans.  Dog

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