Readers’ Advisory Tag

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? I didn't! But to celebrate, here are some children's books about bees. People have been fascinated by bees for millenia, and with good reason--they're pretty neat! Brilliant Bees by Linda Glaser (J 595.79) A Beekeeper's Year by Sylvia...

Children's: Smile & Sisters by Raina Telgemeier: Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel memoirs are hugely popular, and it’s easy to see why. They’re hilariously funny (the sequences in Sisters with the family pets comes to mind), but they also show the trials and frustrations of growing up,...

During May 1, 2, and 3, there is an online campaign to promote diverse children's books. Everyone is welcome to participate! Here's what the organizers have to say: "Recently, there’s been a groundswell of discontent over the lack of diversity in children’s literature. The issue is...

This review was written by Lael, one of our friendly front desk clerks. The Program was written by Suzanne Young and released by Simon Pulse in the spring of 2013. The novel is set in dystopic future and features an odd love story filled with suicide,...

The New York Times, Kirkus--it seems like everyone has a Best of 2013 list out. Here are some of my top books from the past year. Picture books Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos and Joy Ang: Billy was born with a mustache. But will it be a...

  Books about Books are the tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich of the literary world - delicious, comforting, and always appropriate. Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The most recent addition to the list is Robin Sloan's 2012 debut novel about an eccentric bookstore owner...

One of the most common questions we get at the library is some variation on "When does My Favorite Author's next book come out?" As a big fan of George "Six Years Between Books" Martin, whose most recent answer to the next-book-question was, essentially, "Stop...

The weather is turning colder, Halloween is around the corner, so why not curl up with a good, spooky book I'm not one for lots of blood and gore, but there are plenty of thrilling reads that will be leave you afraid of the dark! The...

Author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66. Clancy's books set a very high standard for military/political thrillers, and his 1984 novel The Hunt for Red October remains one of the best military thrillers ever. His latest (and presumably final) book - Command Authority...

Goodreads lets you keep track of books you're reading, have read, and want to read, plus it lets you discover new books, what your friends are reading, plus more! The app has tons of cool features so this won't be a short read...