Everyone loves a trip to the zoo. The animals are wild. The experience is beautiful. A day of fun-filled educational exhibits. Right? Well, actually, not everyone agrees that zoos are a wonderful place to spend the day. In David Grazian's American Zoo: A Sociological Safari, you'll read about the pros and cons of the American... Continue Reading →
A murder. A victim. A killer. And a group of four murder club members that are going to solve the mystery. The Thursday Murder Club takes the reader on a journey as Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron use their detective skills to solve the murder of a man who was going to be building an... Continue Reading →
Beartown is small. It's cold. And it has hockey. When the boys' junior hockey team makes it to the semifinals and then onto the national title, there is more on the line than just a game. For a town like Beartown, winning means everything to the people... and the economy. Teens Maya and Ana are... Continue Reading →
Can a city have a soul? A personality? Of course, it can. And a city like New York surely has a powerful one. In fact, New York City has six. One for each borough and one for the city collective. But all hell breaks loose when the souls of the city become people who embody... Continue Reading →
A $10 million Stradivarius violin has gone missing. Will Ray McMillian be able to pay the ransom in time to compete in the world's biggest classical music competition? Find out in this musical mystery studded with family history and high aspirations. Ray McMillian is a young Black man whose love of music might be his... Continue Reading →
Remarkable Creatures tells the embellished tale of the real-life people Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. Anning was a famous paleontologist, fossil collector, and fossil dealer from Lyme Regis, England. Living from 1799 to 1847, Anning was a surprising expert in her field at a time when women were not allowed to engage in scientific pursuits. She fought stigma and the natural elements in order to discover and catalog her fossil finds along the now-famous "Jurrasic Coast."
Piranesi is a man living in the House. It is his entire world made of a never-ending labyrinth of grand halls filled with statues big and small. It is a wondrous universe where the sea floods the lower level halls and the clouds dominate the upper halls. The middle halls are the land of men and birds and statues. His friend is the Other: the only other living person in the world. Of course, there were others before his time, but they are only bones now.
There is an invisible library hidden from the world. Hidden from all worlds. Its goal is to collect and protect all unique and precious books so as to maintain order and knowledge. Irene is a Librarian, trained in the Language, and sworn to serve the Library. She was born into the Library and spends her... Continue Reading →
Suspense. Cult. Murder. School. Claudia is a single mom of her young son Henry. Henry is a bit unique and has been getting bad reports from his teachers at school. Desperate to build a life for her and Henry, Claudia moves to a new town and tries to find where they fit in. The Hawthorne... Continue Reading →
The book begins in January of 1946 and is composed of letters between a welcoming cast of characters that intersect in the physical world. Juliet Ashton is an author living in London after World War II. She's finished a series of articles about the war and is ready to move on to a more engaging... Continue Reading →