Behind the Canvas Author Visit

Behind the Canvas  by Alexander Vance Seventh-grader Claudia Miravista loves art, but socially she is always the odd girl out–but on a trip to the local art museum she sees a boy in a painting, who moves from painting to painting, and soon she embarks on an adventure behind the canvas, determined to free the […]

Dear Mrs. Bird

Dear Mrs. Bird  by AJ Pearce London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job […]

White Trash: The 400-Year Old History of Class in America

White Trash: The 400-Year Old History of Class in America  by Nancy Isenberg Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the […]

Book Cover of "Prance Like No One's Watching: A Guided Journal for Exploding Unicorns" by James Breakwell

Author Visit: James Breakwell of Exploding Unicorn

James Breakwell of Exploding Unicorn James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages eight and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into […]

Book Cover "The Van Gogh Deception" by Deron Hicks

The Van Gogh Deception

The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks Dan Brown meets Jason Bourne in this riveting middle-grade mystery thriller. When a young boy is discovered in Washington DC’s National Gallery without any recollection of who he is, so begins a high-stakes race to unravel the greatest mystery of all: his identity. As the stakes continue to rise, […]

Book Cover " Then She Was Gone" by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. Beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers, and half of a teenaged golden couple. Ellie was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now, her […]

Book Cover "Ruby Red" by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon―the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence […]

Book Cover "The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick DeWitt

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt The darkly comic story takes place in Oregon and California in 1851. The narrator, Eli Sisters, and his brother Charlie are assassins tasked with killing Hermann Kermit Warm, an ingenious prospector who has been accused of stealing from the Sisters’ fearsome boss, the Commodore. Eli and Charlie experience a […]

Book Cover "The Persian Pickle Club" by Sandra Dallas

The Persian Pickle Club

The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there’s not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of […]

Book Cover " The Children's Blizzard" by Melanie Benjamin

The Children’s Blizzard

The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin Based on actual oral histories of survivors, this gripping novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers—one becomes a hero of the storm and the other finds herself ostracized in the aftermath. It’s also the story of Anette Pedersen, a servant girl whose miraculous […]

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