Staff Picks

Tia Lola

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

The Lunch Lady

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read with these fun books from the Lunch Lady. 


Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes
By Jarrett Krosoczka
JUV GN J KROSCOCZKA
For having skipped the school field trip, Dee, Hector and Terrence must join the mathletes team. But as they are poised to beat the undefeated champions, secret crime fighter Lunch Lady discovers something strange about the opposing team.
"Lunch Lady and Mutant Mathletes" cover

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

bookcoverIf you're looking to heat up your winter wardrobe with some hot knits, then look no further!

This book is 175 pages of fashionable scarves, dresses, wraps, and sweaters, that are so hot that they'll burn your bamboo needles. So, if you're looking for some high-end New York City fashion to spice up your chilly closet, then check out Runway Knits by Berta Karapetyan.

Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cover art for "One Crazy Summer"With temperatures hovering around freezing, all Washingtonians are looking for ways to keep warm.  My personal favorite method is to snuggle up with a good book, and imagine sunshine and summer time.  Fortunately, I stumbled upon 2011 Newberry Honor book One Crazy Summer just in time!

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013

Crazy by Han NolanWith the wild temperature fluctuations we've been having lately, do you ever get the feeling that nature’s become a little bit unhinged?  Maybe, maybe not.  But if you want to learn a little bit about how dangerous and disturbing mental illness and insanity really is, try out Crazy by Han Nolan

Giggle Reads from Ms. Jess

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Alvin Ho the bookEveryone is afraid of something. Alvin Ho… is afraid of everything. And Alvin’s fears have disastrous consequences.

Published on Friday, January 11, 2013

Chronicles of Downton AbbeyExcited about the third season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS? Return to Downton in the new companion book to the popular TV series The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era by Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturgis. 

Published on Friday, January 11, 2013

Between popular yarn bloggers and social media sites, it seems like the ancient craft of knitting is as trendy as ever.

Want to get in on the action? At our Knit & Lit club, we can teach you the basics of knitting and crocheting on the first Saturday of every month. Intermediate and experienced crafters can meet and discuss techniques or what they've been reading any Saturday at Georgetown between 3 p.m. and 4:40 pm.

'Twelve Kinds of Ice'

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

In Twelve Kinds of Ice, author Ellen Bryan Obed delightfully describes how a summer garden turns into a magical winter wonderland.  Twelve Kinds of Ice Book CoverThis short series of vignettes occurs on a family farm in the children’s favorite season — “ice” season.  The book is filled with the beauty of the cycle of winter and the ice skating that comes year after year.  Obed poetically tells the tale of the first ice to the last and all the ice skating adventures in between. 

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cover image of Amber HouseOver the holiday break, I had the opportunity to get some reading done. Amber House, a new young adult fiction book written by a mother-daughter team, seemed like it would be just the thing to read while I was snowed in at my parents' house. It did not disappoint. 

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