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Picture Book Review: The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal

The classic song "The Wheels on the Bus" is refreshingly reworked in this cheerful adaptation. Tuk tuks (pronounced "took tooks") are a common mode of public transportation in India. The Wheels on...

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5 Books to Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, a time for aspiring (and established writers) to use their creativity and enthusiasm to craft a 50,000 word novel in one month. Don’t have time to write a...

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Scary Story Books for Older, Bolder Children

Halloween is coming. Do you have enough spooky stories? Check out these books—if you dare!   The Book That Eats People by John Perry A creepy book devours unlucky readers. Will you be next?...

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Fiction Book Review: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet

Jennine Capo Crucet’s debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, is a moving coming-of-age story. Cuban-American Lizet is the first in her family to attend college. While Miami-raised Lizet...

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Fiction Book Review: Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe is a nuanced depiction of military families and their unique struggles. Ellen Silverman is an English professor in Madison, Wisconsin. She is also the guardian of...

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Fiction Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Ani FaNelli seems to have the perfect life – a glamourous job at a woman’s magazine in New York City and a rich handsome fiancé - but beneath the glittering façade, Ani’s dark past lurks and...

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Fiction Book Review: The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk

Dagmara Dominczyk’s The Lullaby of Polish Girls is an engaging book about contemporary Polish-American identity and an ideal book to read in honor of the library’s celebration of Polish culture this...

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Fiction Book Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests is an absorbing work of historical fiction with well-developed characters and a slow building sense of dread. The story opens in 1922 when genteel spinster Frances Wray and her...

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Fiction Book Review: Disgruntled

Disgruntled by Asali Solomon is a powerful coming of age story. Kenya Curtis is different from most of her classmates in 1980s West Philadelphia. She celebrates Kwanzaa, not Christmas, and she is not...

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Fiction Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a compelling psychological thriller full of twists you never see coming. Lily and Ted meet at an airport bar and strike up a conversation. Freed by the...

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