Staff Picks

'The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era'

Excited about the third season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS?

Knit & Lit... and More Lit

Between popular yarn bloggers and social media sites, it seems like the ancient craft of knitting is as trendy as ever.

Miss Christina’s January Reading Pick

'Twelve Kinds of Ice'

In Twelve Kinds of Ice, author Ellen Bryan Obed delightfully describes how a summer garden turns into a magical winter wonderland.  This short series of vignettes occurs on a family farm in the children’s favorite season — “ice” season.  The book

Book Review: 'Amber House'

Over the holiday break, I had the opportunity to get some reading done. Amber House, a new young adult fiction book written by a mother-daughter team, seemed like it would be just the thing to read while I was snowed in at my parents' house.

Where Dreams Meet Reality

Looking for a great graphic novel? Look no further!

Books that Move!

Seven stories to share with your child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!Safari: A Photicular BookBy Dan KainenJUV 599.09 KAINEN

Ice Skating Adventures

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

It's cold outside! Curl up, get cozy and read!Angelina Ice SkatesBy Katharine HolabirdJUV E HOLABIRDAngelina and some other mice are preparing for a New Year's Eve ice skating show, but the hockey players keep getting in the way until Angelina gets them involved.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!The Twelve Days of Christmasin Washington, D.CBy Candice R. RansomJUV E RANSOM

December Goodreads Book Review

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

In 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

Book Review: 'Living with Mom and Living with Dad'

Living 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