The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Peter Brown has created a sequel to his bestselling The Wild Robot which is absolutely terrific and brings the Wild Robot’s story to a well-earned conclusion while entrusting its young readers with very big ideas. This is a story that envisions the future of our whole planet as seen by a robot whose life experience is […]


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The perfect marriage, the perfect family, the perfect house, the perfect suburb. The Richardsons—Elena, Bill and their four teenage kids live in Shaker Heights, Ohio. It’s the late 90s and the family prides itself on its progressive attitudes, their planned (mostly by Elena) and orderly lifestyle. Elena works for the local paper, Bill is a […]


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Jude has been raised at the High Court of the Faerie since she was small child. It has not been an easy life for her since most of the Fair Folk despise mortals and none despise humans more than Prince Cardan, the youngest and cruelest son of the high king. Prince Cardan takes every chance […]


Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown

Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown’s terrific Gods of Howl Mountain is Southern literary fiction full of action, brooding power and grace. Brown has been compared to Cormac McCarthy, Annie Proulx, and Charles Frazier. Rory is a young disabled Korean War veteran, who works for a mountain bootlegger transporting liquor illegally to bars and flop houses. He lives with […]


Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Grandmothers in love! This is a wonderful black queer love story that started as a Kickstarter campaign garnering triple the support needed. Every age will enjoy hearing Hazel and Mari’s story,  including teens and mature tweens. Two strong African American women who meet cute just before high school (at a church bingo hall, naturally), separate […]


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Mateo and Rufus are called on the same day by Death Cast, a futuristic company that notifies people 24 hours before they die. They connect with each other using a location-based app called Final Friend and agree to spend their last day together helping one another live as best they can. An interesting concept and […]


Solo by Kwame Alexander

Solo by Kwame Alexander

Blade is trying to escape his life.  Born into a family of musicians, his dad Rutherford is in the headlines every other day for his drunken antics.  Rutherford even crashed Blade’s graduation, where he was planning to perform an original song for the first time.  Blade’s beginning to realize the love of his life, Chapel, […]


The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

In this wonderful new graphic novel, Jen Wang has crafted an engaging fairy tale about a prince who loves to wear dresses and secretly becomes the daringly fabulous Lady Crystallia with the help of his private dressmaker and friend.  How does the dressmaker break out of the Prince’s Secret to become the famous designer she’s […]


They Say Blue, illustrated and written by Jillian Tamaki

They Say Blue, illustrated and written by Jillian Tamaki

2015 Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki usually creates graphic novels for older readers but here she presents a striking work for a younger picture book audience, and does so with amazing grace. With swirling brush strokes and flowing vibrant imagery, this philosophical creation gets inside the head of a curious girl thinking about the natural […]


The River Bank by Kij Johnson (A sequel to The Wind in the Willows)

The River Bank by Kij Johnson (A sequel to The Wind in the Willows)

Are you a The Wind in the Willows fan? Here at long last is a worthy sequel seemingly written by Kenneth Graham himself after being gently enlightened about women and privilege. The River Bank is incredibly funny yet full of detailed delight in nature as well as an exciting kidnapping for ransom. It does not require […]