Such a beautiful book!! A teacher can be anyone or anything, this is the wisdom Sy Montgomery wishes to impart and does so beautifully! This heartwarming book shows us animals and insects can teach us so much about compassion, friendship and all the things that make a good creature!
Virginia Hall is the most badass woman of the 20th century! In the face of adversity, sexism, facism, and outright danger, Virginia Hall stood unmoved. Her tenacity and passion for justice and freedom gained her the respect and adoration of just about all who came into contact with her (aside from the Nazi's she was constantly thwarting). This was a truly inspirational read!
Pluto loves being a planet! He loves it so much he becomes inconsolable when NASA phones to give the news that Pluto is not, in fact, a planet at all. Yet another incredibly smart and witty book by Adam Rex!
Stefano Bloch paints vivid snapshots of his early life growing up in LA. He takes you on late night voyages around the city as he throws up his Cisco tags, laying the groundwork for his infamy. The goal, to go All City, to tag his name across all of Los Angeles. All the while giving insight on his formative years and how they shaped the man he became.
This is an incredibly sweet book about how to persevere no matter the odds! Written by a young local author, Coralyn's debut book is an ode to her younger brother who has shown her that being different isn't a bad thing at all and that you can always figure out a way!
In a sort of Orwellian setting, Yoko Ogawa brings you to a small island where things just disappear. They begin by disappearing in a physical sense and then they just vanish from thought and memory and what doesn't is taken care of by the Memory Police. For the main character who is a writer, forgetting is the beginning of the end. While most people blissfully forget, she struggles to remember and must hide any and all evidence of this struggle for fear that the Memory Police will come after her as they have for all others who do not forget.
This is such a lovely, heartwarming read! TJ Klune has beautifully created a world where magical people are very much real and very much marginalized. Linus Baker is an employee of a branch of the government referred to as DICOMY(Department In Charge Of Magical Youth) that specializes in tracking and observing children with magical abilities. Linus, an incredibly organized and concise case worker, is tapped for a highly classified assignment to visit and observe the "incredibly dangerous" children of the Marsyas Island Orphanage and to collect information on the caretaker of the orphanage, Arthur Parnassus. But what Linus finds on Marsyas Island will make him question everything he has ever known.
Henry Barajas lovingly shares the true story of his Tata, Ramon Jaurigue, and his work establishing the Mexican American Yaqui Organization (M.A.Y.O.) in Tucson, Arizona. J. Gonzo beautifully illustrates a Tucson of the past along with the vibrant characters Barajas has brought into the spotlight. Tata Rambo is an evocative look at a piece of local history that might have otherwise been forgotten.
A strangely compelling tale about a race of upright walking "Monster Dogs" with prosthetic hands, living the lives of celebrities in modern day New York City adorned in the height of 1800s Prussian fashion. It also gives a horrifically fascinating look into the mind of the man who created this monster race of dogs, Augustus Rank. Lives of the Monster Dogs is truly a bizarrely intriguing novel.
A very misunderstood witch, an aesthete swamp monster, a perfectly tiny dragon, an enmagicked young girl, and a Sorrow Eater. These are the characters that will teach you the true meaning of friends and family. They will warm your heart, bring a giggle to your lips or a shiver to your spine. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a fun adventure from start to finish!
A beautiful collection of quirky stories and odd lists that maybe, just maybe, YOU really needed to read today.
A powerfully poignant collection of interviews and anonymous accounts of sexual abuse from men and women from all over the world.
This wonderful book imparts the beautiful message that imperfection is beautiful, that mistakes are part of the creative process and more often than not, can open your mind to bigger perspectives.
Frank Beddor's re-imagining of the classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a thrilling adventure that brings us to war torn Wonderland after 13 years of a brutal civil war and follows Alyss Heart as she fights to reclaim her rightful place as Queen of Wonderland. Beddor gives new life to the Lewis Carroll's classic characters!
From the author of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, this is an eerie adventure about a young girl named Ellen whose life is turned upside down on her 10th birthday. She wakes to find a silver crown on her pillow and shortly after her house burns down and her family goes missing. Ellen begins a perilous journey to find her family and solve the mystery of the silver crown.
Twins, Sophie and Josh, think they have a boring mundane summer of working in a coffee shop and a moldy old book store when they find themselves at the center of an ancient prophecy and epic centuries old battle between good and evil. Michael Scott takes you on a thrilling modern adventure that is intertwined with famous historical figures and legends. If you're in need of a new series to get addicted to check this one out!
A modern take on the classic To Kill a Mockingbird set in England. Broken is a brilliantly observed and darkly funny novel that follows the sudden unraveling of a suburban community after a single act of thoughtless cruelty.
A quirky love story of sorts, that will change the way you look at a pack of cigarettes. Tom Robbins has a wonderfully entertaining way of enlightening his audience on topics they never knew they needed to know about, such as the origin of red heads.
Wonderfully written! An amazing non-fiction book that reads like an enthralling Mystery/Thriller!