Staff Picks

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Don't be insulted if they call you a bird-brain -- it means you're pretty smart! The stories of what these birds can figure out will amaze you.

Batter Up!

Seven Easy Reader Baseball Stories for Your Child to Read to You

Curl up, get cozy, and read!Clifford Makes the TeamBy Norman BridwellJUV E BRIDWELL (EASY READER)

The Stuff of Legend

A young boy has been kidnapped by the Boogeyman. Watch and read as his faithful dog and toys must travel into the closet to save him.

New Teen Fiction

'Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell

Everyone on the bus has their chosen seat, including Park Sheridan, a Half-Korean punk rock aficionado with a penchant for wearing black.  Park keeps to himself, cranks up the volume on his Walkman and tries to stay invisible, lest the bullies at the back of the bus pick him as their next victim.

"Asian Lounge" Music in the Putumayo Presents series

May is Asian-Pacific Islander Month

Asia is rich in musical heritage. Since it's Asian-Pacific Islander Month, here's a music CD you will enjoy. It's Asian Lounge, which is part of the "Lounge" series from Putumayo.

Miss Christina's May Reading Pick

‘Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster’

Local author Katy Kelly’s book, Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster  , will please many children of the D.C.

'Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg'

Book Review

As a young girl growing up in Gettysburg, I often heard about the experiences of the soldiers that fought in the three-day Civil War battle. But we rarely heard about the experiences of the townspeople.

May Goodreads Book Review

'Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life'

Steve Martin’s memoir, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, covers the comedian’s life from childhood until he left live performance stand-up comedy in 1981. Throughout the book the author sounds humble, despite his fame and massive success over the years.

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