One of the great things about being a librarian (and about reading library blogs) is that you get to find out about all sorts of cool stuff that is coming out. As a result, I’ve built up quite a long list of things that I want to read over the next six months. (As usual, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Author Paul Doiron’ s series about Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch is one of my favorite series, and I eagerly anticipate each addition to the series. His latest title, The Bone Orchard, does not disappoint. Mike has left the game warden service and is working as a fishing guide. His friend and mentor in the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
From unicorns to Tyrannosaurus Rex, strange beasts have a way of inhabiting our imaginations. The Griffin and the Dinosaur tells the story of Adrienne Mayor. As a child, Mayor was fascinated by the nature surrounding her in the South Dakota prairie. As a young adult, she became fascinated with the myths of fantastic creatures of Greek […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Keri Mills Young Adult Librarian The BBC series, “Sherlock,” premiered in 2010 and has since gained legions of followers. If you are one of the many, like myself, who have been “Sherlocked,” then you were unhappy with the news that season 4 will not even begin filming until the winter of 2015. Having to wait […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In July, the Romance Writers of America announced their selections for winners in several categories of romance fiction. Manhattan Public Library has several of the books, although they may be checked out! Some of the awards are: Best First Book: The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake ”Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
From the author of Paper Covers Rock, And We Stay begins with Emily Beam as she starts spring semester at a boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, home of the famous Emily Dickinson. Emily Beam has transferred to the school to escape the repercussions of a school shooting, but in the process she also escapes her […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
As a child of the 80s, Robin Williams was a fixture of my movie-watching experience. The hyperkenetic glee of his performance perfectly suited the sugared-up sensibilities of my generation, providing us endlessly silly characters to emulate–my brother and I obsessively quoted Genie from Aladdin until my mother threatened to bottle us up, too. As I grew up, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the mid 1800′s the steam engine was a precarious thing. Shipmen never knew when it might blow causing harm or even death to those on the riverboats. When Darius Thornton, heir of King Star Shipping in New York, experienced the first hand explosion on the Louisiana, he became obsessed with building a safe boiler. He secluded himself from […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Eileen Goudge has written dozens of books since she began writing novels in 1986, but I only discovered her recently when one of her newer books crossed my desk. Her name seemed familiar, so I took One Last Dance home for the weekend. It begins with a compassionate family story following three sisters on their parents’ […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The lives of readers of all ages are enriched by reading non-fiction. For parents and educators of beginning readers, it can be a daunting task trying to find non-fiction books that don’t overwhelm or discourage their children. There is a great wealth of easier non-fiction that still presents true facts and useful information. Here are […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.