Staff Picks

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

Y is for Yoga

Seven yoga stories to share with your child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!My Daddy is a Pretzel:Yoga for Parents and KidsBy Baron BaptisteJUV E BAPTISTEWhile other children's parents are veterinarians, gardeners, and builders, one father is able to become a dog, a tree and a bridge, using various yoga poses.

Yarn After Yarn

Seven knitting stories to share with your child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!Extra YarnBy Mac BarnettJUV E BARNETTWith a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

Time Traveling Teens

'Hourglass' by Myra McEntire

In Hourglass by Myra McEntire, follow along as young, gorgeous, unassuming Emerson and tall

Miss Christina's December Reading Pick

'Liar & Spy'

Rebecca 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

New Book Explosion

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.

Have You Read...?

Staff Recommendation

In Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl writes about her unconventional upbringing and includes some great recipes she learned from people who influenced her life.

Are You Lucky?

Staff-Recommended Documentaries

If 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?

Batman: The Killing Joke

I should start by saying that prior to reading this I was not a fan of DC Comics or Batman. I've always found Batman to be too simple to warrant the title of a superhero. I mean, let's be honest: He's really just a rich ninja with a lot of cool toys. But this book changed my mind on Batman and DC Comics.

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