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Teen Book Picks

I love recommending books and as I have said before, it is so hard to choose just one to recommend! So I thought I would try something new for this month’s teen book pick. Here are ten quotes from ten different books that I loved reading this summer and definitely recommend adding to your to be read pile. Want to know more about each of these books? Then click on the title to read more about it in our catalog.

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Kids’ Book Picks: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi, LEGO Star Wars: Rebel Alliance, and Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar

I often struggle to choose just one kid book each month, because I have so many I want to recommend! This is why I decided to pick three very different and wonderful books for my kid book picks this month. If you need or want more recommendations, then make sure to visit our online catalog to see staff picks for kids, tweens, teens, and adults.

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Anna Dewdney and books

Remembering Anna Dewdney, Her Llamas, and the Love She Shared
Anna Dewdney, author and child literacy advocate, died in her home this past month, at the age of 50.

Moms and kids will miss her delightful books. According to our friends at Brightly, She “didn’t just write good stories with clever rhymes and pretty pictures; she created subtle mirrors that reflected the push and pull of parenting and childhood. She had the rare talent of writing for both adults and children, and so deftly that both groups could claim her work for themselves. ” Continue reading Llama Llama Misses Mama

Sherman Alexie writes for REAL kids

photo-Sherman Alexie“Mr. Alexie is one of the major lyric voices of our time.”  New York Times Book Review

Poet, short story writer, novelist, filmmaker, social satirist and Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian Sherman Alexie has just published his debut picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., to a constellation of starred reviews.

Thunder Boy JrAlexie wants to write about contemporary kids. “I’m not interested in talking animals,” he says. “I’m not interested in telling the story of Running Bear. I’m interested in how Native kids live now.”

Read more about Alexie and his book at Shelf Awareness!