Staff Picks

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring brings to mind eggs and chickens, bunnies and chocolate, and green and yellow baskets.

Here are a few of my favorite egg books:

'Chickadee'

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chickadee BookTransport yourself into a different time and place in Louise Erdrich’s latest novel, Chickadee. A continuation of the Birchbark House series, which follows an Ojibwe family’s life in 19th-century Minnesota. Fear not if you have not read the previous books, the story gives you enough background and details to be read on its own.

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

bookcoverIn Splintered by A. G. Howard, Alyssa must travel back to Wonderland in order to right all the wrongs that her great-great-great-grandmother, Alice, created while traveling down the rabbit hole.

The thrilling sequel in the Wildwood Series

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cover Art "Under Wildwood"When we left Prue and Curtis at the end of Wildwood, we couldn't help but feel their story wasn't over. Curtis had chosen to stay behind with his fellow bandits, and Prue had heroically returned from Wildwood with her baby brother. However, while this may have seemed like a happily ever after, all was not well in Wildwood or The Outside.  Prue remains restless, and can't seem to quiet her new gift of communicating with plants -- a talent that proves to be quite distracting at school.

Resources from the library can help

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
passiveHidden anger that comes out indirectly-through inappropriate, unproductive action or even inaction-can undermine relationships with friends, family and colleagues at work.  This book examines how this kind of anger, called passive aggression, can undermine sufferers and their relationships and make life generally miserable.

'Artemis Fowl' by Eoin Colfer

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Artemis FowlIf St. Patrick's Day inspires you to get into the Irish spirit, try the adventurous Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

Artemis is a criminal mastermind, evil genius, and yet only a 12-year-old Irish boy. He attempts to regain his family's fortune in this fast paced thriller.

His plan? Kidnap a fairy of course and hold out for the handsome ransom of fairy gold. Artemis has got his work cut out for himself, however. The fairy world has just as much high technology weaponry and covert mission experience to rival any super power in the mortal world. Plus, fairies have magic. 

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Leprechauns Never Lie 
By Lorna Balian
JUV E BALIAN
Gram is ailing and Ninny Nanny, too lazy to care for their simple needs, says she will catch a leprechaun to discover his hidden gold.
Book cover "Leprechauns never Lie"

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

56 UpIf you have never viewed Michael Apted's monumental Up documentaries, now is the time to do it.

A creepy new read by a new author

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls book coverTwelve-year-old Victoria is determined to keep everything perfect: her grades, her appearance, and her best friend, overly messy Lawrence.

Even though Lawrence is Victoria’s "personal project" in need of fixing, when he goes missing, Victoria soon uncovers numerous secrets lurking beneath the surface of her picture-perfect town. Once Victoria uncovers the horrible truth, she must face her own fears and learn to trust and depend on others.

By Ronald Kessler

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

In the President's Secret ServiceKessler’s book about the behind scenes of the secret service, is a partisan, gossip-rant about U.S. presidents. Former Presidents, Reagan, Bush and Ford were mellifluously described as outstanding American presidents, while agents derided Clinton, Johnson and Carter as inconsiderate or deceptively arrogant, womanizers.

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