Readers’ Advisory

It's summer time! Celebrate with a few favorite picture books about this season. From sailing to ice cream and nature, there is something here for everyone. (Descriptions and cover images from Evergreen.) Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee: A little girl enjoys the activities...

Five brand-new titles to read from the Library! [gallery columns="5" size="medium" ids="17644,17645,17646,17648,17649"] Wing and Claw: Beast of Stone by Linda Sue Park: Raffa Santana is a healer, not a fighter. As a gifted apothecary, he has amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his...

Do you want a deliciously spine-chilling read? Check out one of these books! The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters parents make up to...

Today we're featuring some children's and teen books about characters who are artists. Some are based on real artists and some are fictional, but they're all pretty great! Children's Books The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola Me, Frida by Amy Novesky The Art of Miss Chew by...

A Darker Shade of Magic came out last year. Since the second book in the series (A Gathering of Shadows) is due to be released this month AND a potential TV series was just announced, it seems like a good time to talk about...

Elementary and Middle Grade A Pocket Full of Murder by R.J. Anderson: Anderson returns to middle-grade fiction with a new series set in an alternate 1930s-inspired world. Isaveth must work with a mysterious boy named Quiz to save her father after he has been falsely accused....

I really love autumn, and for some reason this time of year always makes me want to re-read certain books. They don't necessarily take place during fall, although some of them do. They're more books that have that misty morning, crispy leaves feeling to them....

Every ten years, the great magician called the Dragon comes to Agnieszka's village and demands a girl to come live in his tower. The girls always come home, but they never stay; they leave the village and the threat of the Wood behind. Everyone in...

Historical mysteries can be a fun sub-genre, from Brother Cadfael in medieval England to Phryne Fisher in 1920s Melbourne. Here are some historical mysteries broken down by era.  ...

I recently had the opportunity to take a train to Oregon, a 40 hour journey. Most might balk at the thought of trundling along at 70 mph, making stops every hour or two along the way, and occasionally getting delayed by freight trains stuck in...