Murder and mayhem, singing and songwriting create a colorful world amid the shadows and darkness. An exciting new... Read More
The Islamic State
Where Did it Come From? How Can it be Defeated?
One way to try to understand important news like this month’s terror attacks in Paris is to listen to the ignorant shrieking of panicked politicians. Another option is to seek out books that inform and enlighten.
Book of the Day
Yiayia Visits Amalia
A series of everyday adventures add up to a heartwarming portrait with vintage charm. It follows a grandmother’s trip from a pine-laden hillside to a busy metropolis. Bee Johnson’s spirited illustrations bring the focus on transportation to life.
Addressing Sexual Assault in YA Fiction
Teens struggling with the touchy topic of sexual assault need dialogue. They need a safe literary place they can go in order to find parallels to their own situations, or education on the topic, without risking ridicule.
How to Maintain NaNoWriMo Momentum
For years I’ve wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, in which November is devoted to writing 50,000 words. Comradery and external pressures create a fortuitous combination for some, while others might find it too strenuous.
No Mystery Here
These are Top Indie Whodunnits
If you were a detective in a past life, or perhaps an aspiring one now, we’ve got some cases for you to crack. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be a regular Sherlock Holmes. Recommend your favorites to Watson!
So You Want to Be a Superhero
Have you ever wished you could throw on a cape and be gifted with superpowers? Or maybe you already have a cape, and you like to wear it while you read. Yeah, uh, we don’t do that either. That would be weird. Still, here are six indie hero books.
Books That Change the Way People See the World
Publisher Daniel Slager says Milkweed Editions specializes in “books that change the way people see the world,” and with more than three decades under its belt, and award-winning books to showcase, it must be working. We wanted to know more.
The Millennial Readers' Informal Book Club
We travel in packs and ravage our local bookstores, talking and giggling. Our post-reading discussions are extremely informal. One minute you’re sitting in the coffee shop, sipping your latte, and the next, someone asks if you’ve finished reading.
7 Books On Veterans Who Bring War Home
Veterans Day is all about honoring those who have served our country. It’s also about recognizing their struggles, knowing that sometimes, they bring the war home with them. These books are the stories of veterans, their memoirs, and biographies.
This delightfully silly picture book is perfect to read aloud to overstimulated children during the hectic holiday... Read More
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The world is indeed a small place, and Thandie M. V. has crafted a playful and educational book that highlights... Read More
Swallows and Waves Paula Bohince Sarabande Books Softcover $14.95 (72pp) 978-1-941411-15-5 Lithe and exacting, this... Read More
Kyrsten Bean, who works with teens at Orinda Library in Contra Costa County, California, is not easy to categorize. And... Read More
It enters your world by stealth, and before your lunch break is over, that innocent-looking short story you picked up... Read More
Grab your calabash pipes and deerstalkers, and prepare to give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money with this... Read More