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From Ball to Wayne: 5 Fascinating '50s Icons

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.

Happy Birthday to The Mistress of Mystery

AKA The Duchess of Death, The Queen of Crime

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.

9/11/01: 9 Books to Help Kids Understand What Happened

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.

If You Like...What to Read Based On Your Favorite 2000s Show

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.

Literary Critters: 8 Novels with Animals as Main Characters

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.

Kids Who Worry

Books to Help Children and Teens Conquer Anxiety

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.

10 Great New Series For Adults

Find Your Next Reading Obsession

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.

For the Love of Dogs!

From Pandemic Puppies to Stalwart Companions

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 26, 2020

Happy National Dog Day! This year, the holiday may be getting a little extra "woof!" For many, the pandemic served as the perfect time to welcome a new furry family member. And, whether new or old, loyal tail-waggers have long been a source of literary inspiration.

10 Great New Series For YA

Get Your Teens Hooked on Books

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.

Literary Kinfolk

Authors Who Make Writing a Family Business

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 19, 2020

Whether due to genetic similarities or like-minded unions, there are many famous authors who are related to other authors by birth or marriage. Here we profile a handful of writer-to-writer relationships, juicy details and all!

10 Great New Series For Kids

Find Your Kids' New Reading Obsession

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 14, 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 published for kids from the past twenty years.

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