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20th Anniversary of 9/11

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 happened 20 years ago, and there is a whole generation of children who have no direct personal knowledge of this pivotal event and how it shaped so many aspects of our society.  Exposing them to fiction and nonfiction about that day is an important way to...

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Back to School with Speculative Fiction

As some adult readers head back to school, we're taking a look at books that feature higher education. But these aren't just any colleges and universities: these are institutes where unusual incidents occur. Some offer rather unconventional courses of study that may come with danger attached. In spe...

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September 2021 - New Movies & TV Releases

The horror genre is heavily represented this month, as our collection reflects these new releases that will intensify your fear factor.  In The Alpines, follow seven friends coming together for a weekend getaway after several years of growing apart. They've moved on with their lives. But the se...

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September 2021 - New Books

We have a number of recommendations this month, some included on the Coming Soon list, and some not!  Jean Meltzer brings us a delightful romance, The Matzah Ball. Billed as the first ever Hanukkah romance, this debut features Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt, who has an uncomfortable secret she ...

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August is Read-A-Romance Month

“Books are for lovers”...at least that’s what romance fiction authors (and their fans) would like us to believe. In 2013, enthusiastic readers got together online to celebrate their favorite literary genre and encourage others to pick up and enjoy a romance novel. This month is a time when romance a...

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August 2021 - New Movies & TV Releases

In Tinsel Town, many of the cinema critics have been taking a hard look at Scarlett Johansson’s suit against Disney alleging that the Mouse House’s dual video-on-demand/theatrical strategy will cost her upwards of $50 million. Is this a game-changing moment in the relationships between movie stars a...

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August 2021 - New Books

Well, it’s not hard to identify the anticipated blockbuster book in August considering that it has a print run of one million copies. That would be A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train. When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers ...

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Cool off this Summer with a Water-Themed YA book!

The heat is on this summer, so why not dive into a water-themed book to cool you off?  With suggestions that cover a range of genres and plots that include swimming pools, island adventures, mermaid tales, and more, I hope that you find something to quench your thirst for great vacation reading...

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Surprise! Picture Books with Plot Twists or Unexpected Endings

My favorite kinds of books are those that surprise me with plot twists or unexpected endings.  There are so many funny and well crafted picture books that fit into this category, and I couldn’t resist using that idea as our next children’s book blog theme. I hope these suggestions will provide ...