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16 06, 2016

Staff Picks: An Ember in the Ashes

By |June 16th, 2016|

When “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir was released last spring, the library world was abuzz about this exciting new YA fantasy title. While at a conference, I had the privilege of hearing the author speak about the book, and I was definitely intrigued. However, despite being touted

25 02, 2016

Read of the Week: The Glass Sentence

By |February 25th, 2016|

Now is the perfect time to get hooked on S.E. Grove’s The Mapmakers Trilogy, a fantasy series, starting with “The Glass Sentence.” If you’re anything like me and enjoy binge reading entire series, now is the perfect time to get started as the final book will be released this July.

3 12, 2015

Read of the Week: Everything, Everything

By |December 3rd, 2015|

Debut author Nicola Yoon delivers a knockout hit sure to please fans of YA contemporaries with her book, “Everything, Everything.” Maddy suffers from SCID, a disease that renders her allergic to nearly everything. She cannot leave her house and everything around her must be extremely sanitized. Her life consists of

8 10, 2015

Read of the Week: Baba Yaga’s Assistant

By |October 8th, 2015|

In Baba Yaga’s Assistant, a middle grade graphic novel by Marika McCoola, everyone tells horrible stories about the evil and terrifying witch, Baba Yaga. Parents threaten their children with visits from Baba Yaga to get their children to behave. Masha knows there is more to Baba Yaga than what the

11 06, 2015

Read of the Week: Listen, Slowly

By |June 11th, 2015|

Thanhhà Lại, author of National Book Award-winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, introduces readers to 12-year-old Mai in her new middle grade novel, Listen, Slowly. Mai, a California beach girl, is not happy when her parents tell her this summer she must travel to Vietnam with

22 12, 2014

Read of the Week: The Map to Everywhere

By |December 22nd, 2014|

The Map to Everywhere is the fantastic first book in a new middle grade fantasy series by husband and wife team, Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis. Fin lives in the magical Khaznot Quay where he suffers from being forgettable. It’s not just that he doesn’t stand out; people truly

13 10, 2014

Comics Count

By |October 13th, 2014|

I’ll admit: I didn’t read comics as a kid. Sure, I loved the Sunday funnies in the newspaper, but those were the only comics I knew! I wasn’t introduced to the larger world of graphic novels until college when I read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang for a

30 09, 2014

Read of the Week: Greenglass House

By |September 30th, 2014|

In this middle grade mystery, twelve-year-old Milo lives with his adoptive parents at the Greenglass House, an inn primarily populated by smugglers. Guests do not usually come during winter vacation so Milo and his parents are surprised when a guest appears…and then another and another! Pretty soon, the inn is

21 07, 2014

Read of the Week: ‘Absolutely Almost’

By |July 21st, 2014|

Absolutely Almost from Lisa Graff, author of National Book Award nominee Tangle of Knots, is the quintessential summer read for upper elementary students and their parents and teachers. After struggling academically during the last school year, Albie is starting fifth grade at a new school. His best friend, Erlan, is