Staff Picks

Serious Reads for Tender Age

The only thing more difficult than explaining development of the atomic bomb is explaining it to children. Jonah Winter and his mother, Jeanette Winter succeed brilliantly on this score in their new picture book, The Secret Project. Reading a book to a classroom of fourth graders is the acid test ...Read More

Lost dreams, second chances and transformation

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (2016). Backman is one of Sweden’s most popular authors and celebrated worldwide. Britt-Marie Was Here is his third novel although the first I have read and I cannot wait to read his other novels! This book tells the story of Britt-Marie a somewhat neurotic ...Read More

Warm and Wonderful First Day Facts

My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, 2013 “What did you do on your first day—the day you were born?” So begins this delightful nonfiction picture book by the dynamic Caldecott Honor duo Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Spotlighting twenty-two animals new and known to young readers, Jenkins ...Read More

A Righteous Scare

Voodoo Vengeance and Other Stories by Johnny Craig. 2016 – Craig had a reputation for producing one of the cleanest ink lines consistently, in his comic book artwork. At EC Horror and Suspense Comics during the 1950’s he was also known for being one of the slowest artists to produce work.  ...Read More