When I was a child I loved reading the Zoobooks magazine! The thought of seeing exotic animals and learning about the various places in which these animals lived fascinated me. If your child is anything like I was, he/she will probably go through Zoobooks faster than they can be published! If that is the case […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Marja Mills did what no other journalist was able to do, she became friends with Nelle Harper Lee and gained her approval to write an official biography. The author of clearly one of the most beloved books ever written, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been somewhat of a recluse since she wrote her first and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Not only has Park always felt like a social outcast because of his half Korean heritage, he believes that he is a disappointment to his father. Then, one day, Eleanor gets on the school bus, and Park’s life shifts radically. Eleanor seems oblivious to the social norms Park is always trying to obey. At first, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We always hear about people trying to start a workout regimen at New Year’s, but personally I think the fall is a much better time. You get a couple of months of beautiful weather to get your routine established before the brutal cold sets in. I’ve started running (again) recently and Run Like a Mother has […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Riveting, filled with suspense, exceptional–there are many descriptions I could use for this excellent British mystery series. Broadchurch begins with the finding of an 11 year old boy’s body on the beach in Dorset. DI Hardy (David Tennant) is an outsider recently assigned to the town and is a lead investigator on the case. DI […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
When Owen (Little B) meets Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog are destined to change forever The charming book cover of a small boy and a large dog caught my eye. Curiosity aroused, I checked out Haatchi & Little B. Owen, or “Little B” as he is called […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We at the library are excited to participate with K-State in exploring their common book, The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. I wrote back in March about why I loved the book, so I won’t go through all of that again. I know that once you read it your curiosity will be caught, so here […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Skinner clearly knows a lot about video games. His debut novel takes some cherished beliefs about violent games and turns them on their heads, all the while presenting a world sure to entice gamers. The main character, Phoenix, and his team are NPCs or non-player characters, which means anyone in the game that you can’t […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
West of the Moon takes place in 19th century Norway. Thirteen-year-old Astri and her little sister Greta have lived with their aunt ever since their father left for America, but the story begins when Astri is sent away to work for a widowed goat herder in the mountains. Abused and mistreated, Astri plans her escape […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Margaret spends most mornings with her good friends Coffee and God. Without Coffee, mornings would be difficult. Without God, life would be impossible. So reads the “back porch” version of Margaret Feinberg’s Amazon biography. This witty inspirational writer hit a home run with Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God. Margaret begins with her experiences […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.