Good News for A series of Unfortunate Events!

Series of unfortunate events

Have you loved Lemony Snicket’s writing? Have you savored each adventure of the sad and sorry orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire? Now even more snickety fun is to be had, with the launch of the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, starring Neal Patrick Harris as the nefarious Count Olaf. Continue reading Good News for A series of Unfortunate Events!

New Historical Fiction for Kids

A good work of historical fiction can simultaneously capture a child’s attention, entertain, and leave them more knowledgeable of a particular time period than when they began.

Three recent historical titles have captured our attention and we hope one or two may find their way to your home, too.

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Women’s History in Story Form

Womens memoirs

When I started working on women’s history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn’t think that women had a history worth knowing.     Gerda Lerner, Women and History

Celebrate Women’s History! Read histories of women through the eyes of 17 strong women, in these enduring and moving memoirs. Continue reading Women’s History in Story Form

Staff Review: The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford
Kate’s rating: 3 of 5 stars

For folks feeling a little over-stimulated in a world where more and better gadgets are considered the ultimate in progress, this book is a breath of fresh air. Continue reading Staff Review: The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction