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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler/E. L. Konigsburg


What a delightful story this is!  From the start you'll find our spunky heroine, Claudia, planning an adventure for herself....»

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By Deb, Youth Services
03/6/14 | Children

Cookies : bite-size life lessons


It can be difficult to explain to young children important life concepts we as adults hope children will be conscious of. For example...»

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The One and Only Ivan


Based on a true story, The One and Only Ivan is the tale of a silverback gorilla that lived at the Exit 8 Big Top and Video Arcade for...»

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Nobel Prize

2013 Prize in Literature
Alice Munro

National Book Award

2013 Prize for Fiction
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride

2013 Prize for Nonfiction
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

by George Packer

Newbery Medal
2014 award
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal
2014 award

by Brian Floca

Printz Award

2014 award

by Marcus Sedgwick

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
, by Lee Child
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
, by Jan Karon
The Eye of Heaven
, by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake
Gone Girl
, by Gillian Flynn
The Secret Place
, by Tana French

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
What If, by Randall Munroe
, by Laura Hillenbrand
The Boys in the Boat
, by Daniel James Brown
Unphiltered, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
Diary of a Mad Diva
, by Joan Rivers