Non-fiction November, a Reader’s Advisory

When my kids were younger, we would make many trips to the library to explore topics that the schools just didn’t have the time to fit in to their already overloaded curriculum. My kids would dive into books about science, history, poetry, computers, skateboarding, art, biographies, and so much more. More often than not, I would learn just as much they did.  At … Continue reading Non-fiction November, a Reader’s Advisory

Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

While sitting at the Youth Services desk at the library I often hear parents and teachers say, “No, don’t get a graphic novel. Find a “real” book.” I confess that I may have uttered these words myself to my 2 boys as they were choosing books like Bone, Amulet, and Captain Underpants. In the past year, … Continue reading Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Mystical Traditions-Witches and Sankthansaften

As we progress further into October and approach Halloween, I thought it might be interesting to talk about another holiday that revolves around magic and witches. In America, we typically think about witches and even dress as them during the month of October as they are closely associated with Halloween. However, the end of June marked a holiday known as Sankthansaften, or Saint John’s Eve … Continue reading Mystical Traditions-Witches and Sankthansaften

The Girl in the Ice by Lotte and Soren Hammer, a Book Review

What if nature revealed a crime...buried beneath 25 years worth of snow? Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen finds a woman whose murder has been committed nearly three decades ago, but the crime looks eerily similar to ongoing homicides occurring in the present.  The case becomes even more entangled when it becomes clear that some of … Continue reading The Girl in the Ice by Lotte and Soren Hammer, a Book Review