Staff Picks

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

ShatteredWhen I picked up Shattered by Kia Dupree, I braced myself for what I was about to digest on a mental and emotional level.  The title alone supported me in my imagery of a dark and tragic story with no hope of survival in the end.

'Secret Saturdays'

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Secret SaturdaysSecret Saturdays is a great read for teens struggling with issues surrounding friendship and trust. The main character, Sean, has been acting out, telling lies and getting into trouble at school. He starts hanging out with a tough crowd. The problem is that this isn't like Sean.

The Knights' Tales

Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great
By Gerald Morris
Book One of the Knights’ Tales shares stories of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.
"The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great" book cover

Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Start: How to Get Your Business Underway by Kevin Duncan explains the complexities of running a business in a clear and simple approach.

From learning to draft a concise, one-page business plan to marketing your business, you will become savvier, even if you have no knowledge of running a business.

So if you are facing questions like:

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.