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Oh, Lewis!


Oh, Lewis! is a short, simple story of a child whose winter clothing keeps coming undone or going lost, only to have his mother help...»

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By Benjamin, Michigan Avenue
04/9/14 | Children

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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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)
Gone Girl
, by Gillian Flynn
Leaving Time
, by Jodi Picoult
The Best of Me
, by Nicholas Sparks
, by John Sandford
, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Killing Patton
, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Not That Kind of Girl
, by Lena Dunham
As You Wish, by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden
The Innovators
, by Walter Isaacson
Being Mortal
, by Atul Gawande