By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 23, 2020
As the weather turns colder and kids spend more time inside, make sure they have plenty of fun, seasonal reading material. Here are twelve wonderful fall picture books.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 18, 2020
1950s pop culture boasted an ecclectic mix of styles, sounds, and sensations. America was on the verge of massive social change and this was reflected in the era’s trends. While many folks clung to tradition, a mix of boisterous new voices shook things up.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 15, 2020
September 15 was the birthday of Agatha Christie 130 years ago; next month marks the centenary of her first publication. The prolific mystery author stands as one of the bestselling fiction writers of all time, second only to Shakespeare. Here we reflect on her life and works.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 10, 2020
It’s been almost two decades since the September 11 attacks. While most adults remember the day in great detail, there is a whole generation of kids and teens who have no recollection of it. Here are nine books, for a range of ages, offering thoughtful accounts.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 09, 2020
Gilmore Girls. Lost. Veronica Mars. The Sopranos. Friday Night Lights. No doubt about it; the aughts had some great television! Luckily we can still binge-watch our faves, but if you’re interested in something new, here are some books that can fill the void.
By The Library Team • September 08, 2020
Have you ever wondered why you might want to get a copy of a book marked as being "Ex-library?" Our Library Team explains here why sometimes that is the best choice, and how your local library could benefit from it.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 04, 2020
What's your spirit animal? For National Wildlife Day, we thought we'd offer up some novels that feature wild animals as main characters. Some of these creatures are realistic and lifelike, while others offer a magical, mystical presence.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 02, 2020
With everything going on in the world, it's no wonder that many kids struggle with anxiety. Plenty of adults do too! Putting our feelings into words can help all of us deal with our worries. Here are some books offering stories, strategies, and exercises around stress management for kids.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 28, 2020
There’s nothing like finishing a great book and having another volume ready and waiting for you. So we decided to spend a few weeks spotlighting some of the best new series in a variety of genres. Here are some of the best series for adults published in the past twenty years.
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 26, 2020
By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 20, 2020
There's nothing like finishing a great book and having another volume ready and waiting for you. So we decided to spend a few weeks spotlighting some of the best new series in a variety of genres. Here are some of the best YA series from the past twenty years.