Staff Picks

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.

A Good Read For Teens

'Heaven is for Real'

Heaven is for Real is a a heartwarming, simple, and surprisingly biblical glimpse into a little 4-year-old boy's journey into heaven.

'Gotham Central' by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka

Being a cop is a difficult job no matter what city you work in, but what if you were a cop in Gotham City?

'The Casual Vacancy' by J.K. Rowling

When a children’s librarian is looking forward to an adult fiction title, it means only one thing: everyone is looking forward to this title too. And as the author of one of the most popular children’s fiction series of all time, J.K. Rowling had her work cut out for her.

'Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror'

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley has more than enough fear-factor for most fans of scary stories.

Teen Book Review

It seems that whatever you read, whatever you watch on TV or in the movies, you’ll find heroes all of types populating the media.  We love to watch them and read about them, and imagine ourselves being them.  However, heroes aren’t worth much unless they are being opposed by a truly dangerous villain. Supervillains in the comics and on television are the bad guys that we love to hate.

Spotlight on Series

Roscoe Riley Rules

Curl up, get cozy, and read.Never Glue your Friends to ChairsBy Katherine ApplegateJUV J APPLEGATE

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