The end of National Poetry Month

It’s the end of National Poetry Month.  What did you read?  Did you keep up with the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day website?  Or did you check out Poetry 180 run by Billy Collins while he was the Poet Laureate? Or maybe you found a new poet or read some of your favorites.  Did you […]

Get Inspired to Read

For whatever reason, boys (generally speaking) don’t read as much as their female counterparts.  Happily, there are a growing number of resources dedicated to finding books for young(er) male readers, like Guys Read, Books 4 Boys, Best Books For Boys,, and Read Kiddo Read.   Some of them break up […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is an amazing writer, and the staff member who recommended her loves all of her work (except The Poisonwood Bible, but try that too).  We recommend her work, especially Animal Dreams which is a stand alone novel about a woman returning home to confront her past and her distant […]


Happy Easter! And some staff picks

To those of you celebrating the holiday, Happy Easter! We hope you have a safe and wonderful day. If you’ll be stuck in the car on the way to Aunt Sally’s, don’t forget to bring something to keep you and your family entertained for the ride, like one of our […]


Staff Pick of the Week: The Harry Potter Series 2

  J.K. Rowling has announced she is writing 2 new Harry Potter books.  In honor of that, the Harry Potter series is our staff pick of the week.   Equally magical on the first, second, third… however many re-reads, Harry and his gang are some of our favorite characters, and […]