It's almost October and this #YAFriday we are sharing some Halloween season book recommendations. Our Children's and Young Adult Librarian Rachael loves ghost stories because of the range of issues they can address. In ghost stories the abstract becomes concrete and often the characters are forced to face a past that haunts them. From haunted … [Read More]
The Once and Future Witches By Alix E. Harrow I received an ARC of The Once and Future Witches from Redhook Books in exchange for an honest review. Alix E. Harrow’s debut, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, made it clear that she was a writer to watch. Her follow-up, The Once and … [Read More]
We love that feeling of finding BRAND NEW books on Decorah Public Library's shelf. This #findit Tuesday we're introducing you to some of the picture books that NEWLY available for check-out. Happy reading!
Best Of The Decade Like Father Like Son (2013) Text Only Version Hirokazu Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son (2013) boldly questions the explanation of what constitutes as “family.” The multi-talented Masaharu Fukuyama lays out, in heartbreaking earnestness, a typical Japanese businessman driven by ambition and success, only to have his world come to a screeching … [Read More]
It's YA Friday and the first Friday of Hispanic National Heritage month. Why not celebrate with a book? This week we're sharing some Junior Fiction and Young Adult books from our collection by Hispanic authors.
Do you know about the IASL Iowa Teen Award? The Iowa Teen Award is unique in that it gives students an opportunity to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest books for the yearly reading list. Check-out the nominees for 2020-2021 and maybe read a few. #YAFriday [Read More]
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V.E. Schwab I received an ARC of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review. I love Faustian bargains. Adeline LaRue, a young woman living in early 18th-century France, desperate to escape her impending marriage, makes one with “a god … [Read More]
It’s #YaFriday and we’re sharing another book recommended by a DPL patron. We love hearing (and sharing) your favorites! Have you read Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief?
What middle grade graphic novel should YOU reach next? This #lovinglibraries Thursday we’re sharing a fun quiz created by the folks at Book Riot designed to help you choose your next graphic novel read. (You can find all the books that the site recommends in our Decorah Public library collection–how cool is that?!) Quiz: What … [Read More]