February 18, 2018

Best summer book recommendations

summer book recommendations

Summer means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book. With that in mind, Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo shared some summer book recommendations for readers ages 8-13 with NPR’s Melissa Block. DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux,… Read more

Closed BRASS MONKEYS and a $25 Amazon Gift Card


Author Terry Caszatt’s Brass Monkeys fills a void in the book market for kids 9 and up- it has a page-turner plot and strong message, yet it’s smarter than much of the content that greets our kids at the library these days.  Terry particularly wanted to write a book boys and girls would equally like. Read his post… Read more

Waiting for Superman…What’s Next?


By Julie Samrick Seeing Michelle Rhee (former Chancellor of the DC public school system) speak last night about her grassroots Students First campaign to reform U.S. public education was inspiring.  She spoke in more depth about some of the themes first presented in the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman, namely, what are we going to… Read more

Children’s Book Review- Press Here by Herve Tullet


By Amy Schwary Put down the electronics because there is a picture book that is sure to capture the attention of any child. It is so interactive that it is hard to believe that the experience it offers comes from old fashioned printed pages! In his creative book, Press Here, author Herve Tullet invites his readers… Read more