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Booktalking "Becoming Maria" by Sonia Manzano

The real life story of one of the stars of Sesame Street.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Latino Literature on October 31, 2015

I was excited to learn about Latino literature for youth on October 31 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. We had some very interesting panelists, including Daniel Jose Older, Adam Silvera, Sonia Manzano, Torrey Maldonado, and Crystal Velasquez. Read More ›

Take Career Cruising Out For a Spin

Learn more about a database that is the next best thing to a career counselor, and free with your library card.Read More ›

Booktalking "After" by Francine Prose

Following a shooting at a neighboring school, things begin to change at Central High.Read More ›

Booktalking "Another Day" by David Levithan

A inhabits a different body every day of his/her life. A gets the opportunity to experience vastly different people's lives and to forever alter them for better or worse.Read More ›

Booktalking "Why Kids Kill" by Peter Langman

The book covers the psychological causes of school shootings and offers unprecedented insight into why certain teens exhibit the potential to kill. The author shows how to identify early signs of possible violence and offers preventative measures that parents and educators can take to protect their communities.Read More ›

Booktalking "Belles" by Jen Calonita

Things are a bit different in Emerald Cove than they were in Izzie's home town. Read More ›

Booktalking "Skelly, the Skeleton Girl" by Jimmy Pickering

Skelly lives in a haunted mansion, where she makes a surprising discovery…a bone! Who does it belong to?Read More ›

Booktalking "Silent Alarm" by Jennifer Banash

Luke had been moody and subject to spells of depression, but no one expected this.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Grand Old Tree" by Mary Newell DePalma

There once was a large tree that had deep roots that planted herself sturdily in the ground. She was a helpful part of the forest.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Very Best Pumpkin" by Mark Kimball Moulton

Pumpkin Hollow Farm is where Peter lives with his grandparents and parents. Life is delicious on the farm, and the boy enjoys corn, strawberries, and pumpkins when they are in season. Read More ›

Booktalking "A Smart Girl's Guide: Money" by Nancy Holyoke

Tips for young girls on saving and managing money.Read More ›

Booktalking "No Such Person" by Caroline Cooney

Lander is the type of person that everyone walks on egg shells around. Including her sister, Miranda. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths" by Pat Brown

Profilers provide information about possible suspects; law enforcement solves cases. Read More ›

Booktalking "I'm No Monster" by Stefanie Marsh and Bojan Pancevski

The 1980s in Austria was a very patriarchal time and place, and it seems that everyone and their brothers were building underground bunkers to retreat to in case of nuclear attack. This was the the tenor of that country when Elisabeth ("Sissi") disappeared in 1984.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Good, the Bad and the Beagle" by Catherine Lloyd Burns

Cadbury, the lemon beagle at the Paws and Claws Pet Store, beckons to Veronica Morgan. Read More ›

Booktalking "Caught in the Web" by Julian Sher

Many talented and dogged police officers are on a mission to curtail the horrible abuse of children and to rescue them from further abuse. Read More ›

Booktalking "Lilacs in the Rain" by James Peinkofer

A baby nurse in the 1950s was a serial killer.Read More ›

Booktalking "Death Dealer" by Kate Clarke Flora

Maria Tanasichuk was loved by her sister, Sharon, her dear friend, Darlene, and her son, B. J., until his tragic death. Then, Maria went on a mysterious trip, and she was never seen again.Read More ›

Booktalking "Stella by Starlight" by Sharon Draper

Stella, her brother, Jojo, and her parents struggle to survive in the segregated southern United States in the 1920s. Read More ›
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