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Booktalking "Prisoner B-3087" by Alan Gratz

B for Brikenau Concentration Camp, 3087 for prisoner number. This is how the Nazis define Yanek.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Brooklyn Nine" by Alan Gratz

A novel told in nine stories, spanning the years from 1845 to 2002.Read More ›

Booktalking "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" by Lee Israel

This book tells the story of how one author fell on hard times and decided to try her hand at selling valuable correspondence from prominent authors.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Other Side" by Jacqueline Woodson

Clover notices a little girl on the other side of the fence. She wants to play with her and her friends, but everyone's mothers told them not to go over the fence. Read More ›

Booktalking "Eagle Song" by Joseph Bruchac

Danny does not fit in New York City with his long hair and Mohawk ways.Read More ›

Booktalking "Lumber Camp Library" by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Amazingly enough, these lumberjacks who topple logs every day are a little bit afraid of literature. Read More ›

Booktalking "Paper Daughter" by Jeanette Ingold

Maggie Chen, 16-year-old summer intern at the Herald newspaper, follows in her journalist father's footsteps. She gets caught up in the fascinating flurry of activity in the newsroom, investigating a suspicious death with one of the reporters, which seems to be connected with her own father's demise.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Sundown Rule" by Wendy Townsend

Louise's mother is out of the picture, and her dad is on a writing assignment for National Geographic in Brazil. She finds herself staying with Aunt Kay and Uncle Jack for the summer. Read More ›

Booktalking "Lizard Love" by Wendy Townsend

Grace loves reptiles. She paints snakes, Nile monitors and chameleons on her jacket. Walter at Fang and Claw, a reptile pet store, is jealous; he wishes that he had a jacket like hers.Read More ›

Booktalking "Second Impact" by David Klass

Football is the lifeblood of this small Jersey town, and the administration does not react kindly to negative publicity about its prized sport.Read More ›

Booktalking "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" by Doreen Cronin

These cows have an issue with their living conditions. So they decide to do something about it. They start communicating their suggestions to the farmer.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Native Fiction on October 4, 2014

Stacy Whiteman and Cheryl Klein are editors, and Joseph Bruchac and Eric Gansworth are Native authors. It was interesting to see the interchange between authors and editors during the program. Read More ›

Booktalking "This is How I Find Her" by Sara Polsky

Sixteen-year-old Sophie has essentially been her mother's caregiver for the last five years. Not by her choice. However, Sophie loves the capriciousness carefree nature of her mom, her lovely paintings, and her terrific sense of fun. The mother she can be when not crippled by bipolar disorder.Read More ›

Booktalking "Wild Things!" by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta

Want to know more about the authors of children's literature, where they came from, and why they write the books that they do? This book will provide some elucidation, as well as a brief chronology of the evolution of kid lit.Read More ›

Booktalking "Prisoner 88" by Leah Pileggi

Imagine being stuck in a dark, dank cell overnight with men twice or thrice your age, or more. At least 10-year-old Jake had his own cell in the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary.Read More ›

Booktalking "Halloween Hustle" by Charlotte Gunnufson

There is a terrific dance out there that you may not know about—the Halloween hustle. Moving and grooving to the beat of the Halloween treat.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Boys of the Dark" by Robin Gaby Fisher

The Florida School for Boys, which was renamed the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys sometime after the 1960s, is a juvenile detention facility for underage male offenders. Michael O'McCarthy and Robert Straley were inmates in the 1950s and 1960s.Read More ›

Booktalking "Catch Me If You Can" by Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Frank William Abagnale, Frank Williams, or any of the other aliases he gave people, cruised through life alternately as an airplane pilot, pediatrician, civil lawyer, academic professor, and finally as a researcher/writer in what he thought was the safe haven of Montpellier, France. He bought a nice cottage there, and he brought a suitcase full of cash with him.Read More ›

Booktalking "Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief" by Bill Mason

I have always been fascinated by thieves who could pull off multimillion-dollar heists, steal paintings from museums beefed up with security, etc. However, all of the stories included a ring of thieves. Not this one.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Marc Aronson on September 6, 2014

Marc Aronson led a discussion at the library about nonfiction for kids.Read More ›
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