Staff Picks

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianIn honor of the newly announced winners of the National Book Award and the DC Public Library's Goodreads focus on Young Adult literature this month, we present 2007 National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Living with Mom and Living with DadLiving with Mom and Living with Dad, by Melanie Walsh, is a lovely book dealing with a hard subject for children.  The young girl in a book has parents who are divorced, and sometimes lives with her mom and sometimes lives with her dad.  The book uses lift-and-flaps to contrast the difference her two homes. 

Seven yoga stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Seven knitting stories to share with your child

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

'Hourglass' by Myra McEntire

Published on Friday, December 14, 2012

bookcoverIn Hourglass by Myra McEntire, follow along as young, gorgeous, unassuming Emerson and tall, dark, muscular Michael travel forward and backward through time in order to save an extremely important friend.

'Liar & Spy'

Published on Monday, December 10, 2012

Liar & Spy Book CoverRebecca Stead is well known for her Newbery winner When You Reach Me.  Stead’s latest book, Liar & Spy, is a fresh, funny, and mysterious story that keeps you wondering what surprise will happen next. 

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Calling all teens and lovers of teen fiction! Check out some of the great new books we received earlier this week. Here are some highlights.

Staff Recommendation

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Cover: Tender at the Bone, ReichlIn Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl writes about her unconventional upbringing and includes some great recipes she learned from people who influenced her life. Ruth had to learn to cook because, as the reader finds out, her mother was notorious for serving old, moldy food and even poisoned an entire dinner party.

Staff-Recommended Documentaries

Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DVD Artwork: LuckyIf you were to win a lottery jackpot, would your life change for the better? Just as improbably, if a bolt of lightning struck you (and you survived!) would you find meaning in the experience?

'The Dragon Can't Dance' by Earl Lovelace

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"The Dragon Can't Dance" by Earl LovelaceHow could a book with a cover this intriguing not be a good read?  Note the brightly colored costume and the man, mid-stride, as he makes his way down what I can only assume is a busy, inner city street,  pitchfork in hand.

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