Staff Picks

Reading Through Time and Space: Denmark

Mermaids, ducklings and secluded coves

Mysteries like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have led to a boom in Scandinavian fiction for adults.  But what about fiction for children?  In this installation of Reading Through Time and Space, we will travel to a peaceful, misty country made up of one peninsula and 443 islands.

'Defending Jacob' by William Landay

Staff recommendations

Was it the cover illustration or the title, Defending Jacob, that drew me to this book?  The description on the inside of the front jacket promised a suspenseful mystery full of guilt, betrayal, a father's fierce loyalty and his lov

Children's Music Highlights

'Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake'

Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake is a family friendly jazz compilation that will appeal to adults and kids of all ages.  It includes familiar favorites like “Old McDonald” and “The Muffin Man” alongside lesser known delights such as “Rag Mop” and

Miss Christina's March Reading Pick

'Great Wall of Lucy Wu'

Wendy Wan Long Sheng’s  The Great Wall of Lucy Wu  is a familiar-feeling story of Lucy, a sixth-grade Chinese American who loves basketball.

Great Urban Fiction Read

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'Teammates' by Peter Golenbock

A nonfiction book about baseball integration for young readers

Are you a baseball fan? If so, how much do you know about the famous Brooklyn Dodger who wore number 42 -- Jackie Robinson? Or the “Great Experiment” of 66 years ago? Back in the 1940s, Major League Baseball did not have the number of players from different races, cultures and countries as it does today. 

Giggle Picks from Mrs. Jess

Joey Pigza is constantly wired. He is so wired that he cannot sit still in class at all.

Take a Break from Your Netflix Queue!

TV Read-Alikes

We all want to read more, but let's face it: Sometimes it seems easier to watch your favorite TV show than it is to pick up a good book.

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