Aug. 08, 2019 - 5:30 pm
The summer is winding down (thank goodness), and it’s that time where parents and kids alike are ready to head back to school. Like many of you, I grew up reading boarding school books, and would wistfully imagine returning to ivy-laden dorms tucked under stone walkways, where teachers wore robes...
May. 20, 2019 - 12:41 pm
As the last days of school slowly tick down, parents and teens alike are wondering: What are we going to do this summer? As a librarian and an author, I'm happy to shout: read YA!
In case you weren't aware, YA (short for young adult) literature has experienced a massive explosion of popularity in...
Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:20 pm
Once upon a time, classic fairytales were told. And retold. And retold. Today, there are several different versions of the traditional stories we have come to know and love. Here are six books and movies that capture the magic and mystery of their originals.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury...
Aug. 30, 2016 - 5:27 pm
One of the most famous fictional characters in books and movies are vampires. Whether they are sparkly and romantic or feral and high dangerous, vampires are fun to read about. Here are some books that will not disappoint in regards to vampirism!
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
In this book,...
Jul. 08, 2016 - 8:40 pm
Collapsing nations. Corrupted governments. Ruthless leaders. Separation. The worst part about all of these things? They usually occur in societies that seem nearly perfect. Some of the greatest books today center around different utopias, places that are flawless, and dystopias, their opposites....
Jul. 01, 2016 - 4:51 pm
Finding the right book is always a challenge, especially if you’re a tween trying to find a good, fun read. With the lazy days of summer come books, so why not try these light reads for all ages?
Smells Like Dog, Smells Like Treasure and Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors
This trilogy follows...
May. 16, 2016 - 5:03 pm
Summer has finally arrived and school is almost out. We all know what this means... more reading time! With that said, it's always nice to have a To-Be-Read (TBR) pile nearby so that you never run out of reads when they are desperately needed. Summer is notorious for having the perfect weather for...
Sep. 26, 2014 - 11:57 am
Did you grow up with Harry Potter and cry when you read the last page of the last book? I certainly shed some tears, more because it was the last book than because the ending was sad. Ever since I have been on the hunt for books that could help fill the void left by Harry and his friends....