Staff Picks

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013

Jay-Z’s Decoded profoundly deciphers the inspirations of Jay-Z’s musical ingenuity: friends, life experiences, culture and hip-hop legends.

Readers will not only cover a captivating, shuffled, chronological biography but his perception of politics, pop culture and hip-hop.

Visit Bellevue/Lockridge to reserve Decoded or ask about other similar books!

'Telegraph Avenue'

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cover of Telegraph AvenueMichael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue centers on the story of Archy Stallings and Nate Jaffe, owners of a used record store, Brokeland Records, in Oakland. As the novel begins, the co-owners ponder their continued existence in the face of a new megastore opening a few blocks away from them.

(a "new" book review)

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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
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.