Kid recommended, family approved
The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle by Shannon and Dean Hale
Anya loves this whole series about a princess who is actually a super hero! Princesses can be pretty and "perfect" and also tough and adventurous.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrated By)
This is one of our family favorites! With rhyming text and illustrations done by a world renowned fashion designer this book is so fund to read. Ada is a budding scientist who is always asking, Why? What? Where? and a million more questions. Part of a 4 book series there is always more to discover in Rosie Revere Engineer, Iggy Peck Architect and Sophia Valdez Future Prez! We have also started the new chapter books series where we get to see our favorite characters in a longer more involved story!
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (illustrated by)
You loved the bestselling picture books starring Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Iggy Peck. Now you can follow The Questioneers' further adventures in all-new chapter books! Don’t miss the first instant New York Times bestselling volume, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters.
In Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants, Ada must rely on her curious mind, her brave spirit, and her best pals Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck to solve a mystery in her own backyard.
Travel with these 5 dogs across the globe to witness the amazing feats the canines perform to rescue their human companions! Sahira can read this book again and again and never tires of these amazing animals!
Superpower Dogs: Henry, Avalanche Rescue Dog by Stephanie Peters
Chapter books about our favorite dog heroes! Sahira loves this story of an avalanche rescue dog named Henry and the incredible adventures he goes on to rescue humans who have been buried where other humans can't find them.
Exciting New Fiction
The Second Home by Christina Clancy
Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan
Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air by Jackson Ford
Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma
The Margot Affair by Sanaë Lemoine
Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore
The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal by Clint, Griffin, Travis, and Justin McElroy illus. by Carey Pietsch
Thrills and Chills
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
My Mother's House by Francesca Momplaisir
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
Wonderland by Zoje Stage
The Last Flight by Julie Clark
The Bright Lands by John Fram
The Lion's Den by Katherine St. John
Blackstone publishing featured titles
Spindle City by Jotham Burrello
The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull
Everything Here Is Under Control by Emily Adrian
Blackberry and Wild Rose by Sonia Velton
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking by Dana Haynes
Found by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Memo from Turner by Tim Willocks
Tales for tots
The Color Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenas
We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
It's Not My Fault! by Jory John, illus. by Jared Chapman
Coral by Molly Idle
Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez, illus. by Elisa Chavarri
Mars' First Friends: Come on Over, Rovers! by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Elisa Paganelli
Disney the One and Only Ivan: Draw Me a Story by Beth Ferry, illus. by Gonzalo Kenny
Welcome to the Party! by Gabrielle Union
Kids, Teens, and Tweens
The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales by Sj King
The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision by Sj King
Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen
Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone
Hood by Jenny Elder Moke
Finders Creepers by Derek Fridolfs, illus. by Dustin Nguyen
Once Upon a Space Time! by Jeffrey Brown
Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
Hot New picks in ya
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Again Again by E. Lockhart
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Running by Natalia Sylvester
The Present and the Past
When the World Feels Like a Scary Place by Abigail Gewirtz
Normandy '44 by James Holland by James Holland
How You Say It by Katherine D. Kinzler
Stranger in the Shogun's City by Amy Stanley
The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman
The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonathan Kaufman
My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers
Falastin by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley
our place on earth and beyond
The Well-Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith
Humankind by Rutger Bregman, trans. by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore
The Next Great Migration by Sonia Shah
Shuttle, Houston by Paul Dye
Honey and Venom by Andrew Coté
The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson
The Language of Butterflies by Wendy Williams
Haunting Paris by Mamta Chaundrhy
In the summer of 1989, while all of Paris is poised to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, Sylvie mourns the loss of her lover, Julien, and is unable to find solace in the music that has always been her refuge. But when she accidentally dislodges an envelope concealed in Julien's desk, she finds an enigmatic note from a stranger and feels compelled to meet this woman who might hold the key to Julien's past. Julien's sister and one of her daughters perished in the Holocaust, but Julien held out hope that the other daughter managed to escape. Julien had devoted years to secretly tracking his niece, and now Sylvie picks up where he left off. Sylvie sets out on her quest for knowledge, unaware that she is watched over by Julien's ghost, whose love for her is powerful enough to draw him back, though he is doomed to remain a silent observer in the afterlife. Sylvie's journey leads her deep into the secrets of Julien's past, shedding new light on the dark days of Nazi-held Paris and on the character of the man Sylvie loved.
Sabrina & Corina : Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
A haunting debut story collection on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands, centered on Latinas of indigenous descent that shines a new light on the American West.
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
Wow! This book blew me away! Written in lyrical, gut wrenching prose, Migrations reaches straight for the heart and twists. Set in the near future when many species have gone extinct, one woman sets out on a journey to follow the last flock of Arctic Terns on their long migration to Antarctica. I loved all the settings and how they informed the atmosphere of the book. The main character was at once infuriating, lovable, pitiful, a coward and brave. Like a real person with some serious baggage. But the most important part of this book is to remind us of the beauty and fragility of our natural world and to never stop fighting for Her.
Crossings by Alex Landragin
Whoa! I am blown away by this book!! A few wandering souls travel over time and space from the early 1800's to WWII in this truly unique story of love, struggle and the desire to make things right. This book can be read 2 different way, from cover to cover or in a page order mapped out at the beginning. It is a completely different reading experience depending on which way you choose! The atmosphere of Crossings is one of Sherlock Homes written by a David Mitchellesqe character with a love for literature and Paris. This novel is beyond explanation, just read it!!
The Trojan War Museum and Other Stories by Ayse Papatya Bucak
This is a wildly original debut collection with incredible zing. Bucak's father is Turkish, and this explores Turkey and the Turkish throughout the world in surprising, endlessly inventiveways.From the dead girls speaking from the ruins of a school after an earthquake, to the erotic masterpieces hidden by an Ottoman art collector in Paris, to the tycoon of sponge-diving in Florida, to the automaton at the World's Fair in Chicago, to the infamous wrestler known as "the Turk," to the brilliant title story - in which the gods compete over how to memorialize the Trojan War, the characters in this collection blur the boundaries between worlds real and imagined, western and eastern, physical and metaphysical
Fox Found a Box by Ged Adamson
A little fox is digging for food when—OUCH! What is that?—the fox finds a box! When the fox brings the box home to his animal friends—and turns a funny-looking knob—the box starts to sing, and music fills the forest. Everyone agrees that it feels nice. Day and night, they listen to the box’s songs, until, one day, it goes quiet. No matter what they try, they just can’t get the box to sing again. The animals stop swishing their tails and flapping their wings…. But, in the silence, the fox hears the drip-drop rhythm of melting icicles and the thump thump of a beaver’s tail and comes to realize music is everywhere. The noises of the forest and the animals build into a symphony, until, eventually, everyone joins together in a joyous dance party.
The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
A budding romance set in 1950s Iran will envelop you in the atmosphere of the time - a beautiful setting during extreme political upheaval. Two young lovers must meet in secret in a stationery/book shop among the pages of Rumi and other great poets. As the intensity of their relationship grows so does the danger outside. This is historical fiction at its best! You will be drawn into this story as the pace continues to accelerate until the surprise ending!
We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
This story grips you from the opening pages and doesn’t let go! Three teenagers in a rural part of Guatemala, are forced on the run together north. We hear the story in first-person from each of them and this emotional immediacy is what propels the reader forward. Even though there are difficult and painful situations happening to them, I could not “look away.” I needed to continue reading through my tears to reach the beautiful ending.
One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illustrated by)
The powerful and poignant sequel to the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling modern classic, The One and Only Ivan, which is soon to be a major motion picture!
Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!
Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020!
Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen
Like me, most people probably have a narrow image of Việt Nam and very little understanding about the area's history. And like a great historical fiction should, this book makes you realize just how limited your knowledge is. The Mountains Sing can be added to the list of sweeping generational/family novels (think Homegoing, Pachinko, etc.) that have captivated so many readers. Written by a poet who was born during the war, this story is heartbreaking but still hopeful.
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown - The Wild Robot is one of the best family reads ever! A unique and charming story about a shipwrecked robot named Roz who “learns” to befriend the animals on the island she is stranded on, and feel a sense of “home”, until her past comes back to haunt her…
Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
The international bestseller that Bill Gates calls "indispensable" is now available in paperback, with a brand-new readers group guide!
A #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and global bestseller!
"A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." —Barack Obama
FACTFULNESS: the stress-reducing habit of only having opinions for which there are strong supporting facts.
Things aren't as bad as we think. Fact.
When asked simple questions about global trends—why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.
In Factfulness, legendary statisticians Hans, Anna, and Ola Rosling offer a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective.
It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we let the bad news take on outsize proportions instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.