This podcast (28:55) features Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust and frequent contributor to NPR. Hear inspiring words about libraries, find out what books her own librarian recommended when she was a child, and get her best books of 2011 list. Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
The National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. There are prizes awarded in the categories fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. See all the winners here. The winner of the Young People’s Literature award is: Inside Out & […]
The river and the steelhead trout are Hank Hazelton’s life, and he’s been a guide taking clients into the beauty of the northwest to fish in the river’s waters. It may seem like a simple life based on the flow of water and the return of the fish, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. The top twenty-five nominations are posted online during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their […]
Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventure beyond the boring society parties that take up most of her time. When one of the parties features a real Egyptian mummy as a parlor amusement, Agnes finds an artifact in the wrapping that propels her into a dangerous mystery.
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A time traveling gene runs in Gwen’s family, pulling the gene carrier uncontrollably into the past sometime during their sixteenth year. Everyone expects Gwen’s cousin Charlotte to become the time traveler, so Gwen is shocked when she is the one that feels the warning symptoms of time travelling at age sixteen instead of her cousin.
Are you looking for a light, quick read for the summer? You might want to try First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.
Wichita author Clare Vanderpool won the 2011 John Newbery Medal for children’s literature for her first book, Moon Over Manifest. The Newbery is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author who has made the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Vanderpool will share stories about the joy of writing and […]
A retired British Major and a Pakistani shopkeeper are brought together by chance, but the circumstances of their friendship cause trouble in villiage society. If you like British fiction and a nice gentle romance plot, this book is for you!
An accident in Friday’s spin class has left Alice with more than a nasty bump because now she is ten years younger- at least in her mind. Alice believes that she is 29 again, madly in love with her husband and expecting their first child with the last ten years forgotten.