Oct 23, 2012
 Two weeks ago the National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the National Book Awards. The judges chose five titles each in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's...
Oct 22, 2012
This installment: a teen book about WWII, a book on CD set in the South, and an odd, charming Scandinavian idyll.      Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

An amazing...
Oct 20, 2012
"Scary fun" is confusing for young children.  Too them, scary is often just plain "scary"!  Here are some books to share with kids that explore Halloween fun and...
Oct 18, 2012
Booklist magazine, published by the American Library Association, has published its annual list of “Best First Novels.”  Here’s your chance to read the inventive and ...
Oct 16, 2012
Teens, there is an Online Book Club just for you.  Signup today and start reading books tomorrow!  Every Monday, you will be introduced to a new Teen book.  Receive a five-minute read...
Oct 15, 2012
El 11 de octubre de 2012 se celebró el primer Día de la Niña (Day of the Girl) reconocido oficialmente por la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU). Logrado a partir del esfuerzo de Schools Girls...
Oct 15, 2012
This installment: creepy true crime in Japan, witty British short stories, and a Southwest mystery in the Hillerman tradition. (And you may wonder how I choose the three books that appear each week...
Oct 15, 2012
 Did you know we have an amazing museum in Novato? The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the Hamilton neighborhood of Novato at 500 Palm Drive in the Novato Arts Center.Admission...
Oct 15, 2012
 Did you know we have an amazing museum in Novato? The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the Hamilton neighborhood of Novato at 500 Palm Drive in the Novato Arts Center.Admission...
Oct 14, 2012
A trip to New England is not in my cards this month but oh how I would enjoy it!  Instead I'll watch this video of the leaves changing and revisit some old fashioned books set in the area....