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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...»

Stacey's picture

By Stacey, Outreach Services
02/3/14 | Children

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...»

By Molly, Youth Services
09/24/13 | Children

Back to School Tortoise


This picture book follows a placid-looking tortoise as he gets ready for his first day back at school, with a unique twist. Tortoise...»

By Kristel, Youth & Outreach Services
08/25/13 | Children

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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)
Act of War
, by Brad Thor
Power Play
, by Catherine Coulter
Gone Girl
, by Gillian Flynn
, by James Patterson David Ellis
Top Secret Twenty-One
, by Janet Evanovich

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
, by Laura Hillenbrand
America, by Dinesh D'Souza
Blood Feud, by Edward Klein
Orange is the New Black
, by Piper Kerman
The Boys in the Boat
, by Daniel James Brown