This month we introduce Rachel H. in our Meet the Staff post. Rachel brought a lively cheerfulness to the O’Fallon Public Library when she joined us in June, and she is still a source of youthful energy. When you see her at the front desk, be sure to ask her about Star Wars. Rachel and … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Rachel H.
Young adult fantasy books dominate the genre so you may have trouble even just sifting through the ones only published in 2018. To make that choice easier, I've picked three Young Adult Fantasy novels to read this Spring. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi "I'm going to write a story that's so good … Continue reading 2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels
I didn't know that Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson Young Adult was part one of a planned trilogy when I first picked it up, but it makes sense that it would be. The tent-pole mystery is a decades old cold case with no leads, and then there is another crime to solve. A lot for one … Continue reading Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson – New Title Tuesday
This week's New Title Tuesday selection is debut novel by National Book Award Finalist Erika L. Sanchez, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. This YA title was an instant New York Times bestseller no doubt because it explores very difficult topics but in an intriguing and accessible way. Publisher's Summary: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time … Continue reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez – New Title Tuesday
It is no secret that I'm a fan of YA books - especially as a palette cleanser between grim mysteries, but I can heartily recommend Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali for this week's New Title Tuesday as more than just a place keepe. It's light-hearted for the most part, yet Ali tackles serious … Continue reading Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali, New Title Tuesday