Happy New Year! It’s a new decade, with the opportunity to look back on favorite books and activities and peer ahead into unknown possibilities. The weather has definitely taken a turn toward winter here in Portland. That means rain and drizzle and a great time to relax out of the raw winds and dip into the reading that enticed us yesterday. . .er, last year. Definitely time to get cozy with a book or two (or three). As always, there are terrific books to cuddle up with before the fire and snuggle with in bed. And there are many that will rile you up and get you involved, too! You’ll want to check out Kathryn Lasky’s middle school read: Tangled in Time: The Burning Queen, as well as the scores of middle grade graphic novels. There seem to more new books published daily, from board books for toddlers (Apple by Nikki McClure) to YA thrillers (the final book in the Otherworld series). And we have so many good reads to recommend! In the weeks to come, we have books for the whole family, from perfect read-alouds for toddlers, kinders, and early readers (like the new BAD GUYS) all the way to suggestions for parents, tweens, and YA fans. We’ll share some great reads, mostly brand new ones: tween graphic novels, lovely and enticing picture books, and a great book for parents. We continue our excitement about the many new YA books recently released: we think you’ll be intrigued by the new Rainbow Rowell novel. Some surprises are in store; more fantastic new books are hitting the shelves every day. We are loving some of the new books for infants and toddlers. We promise to keep you informed! Hope you’ll also share your finds with us, too. Happy Reading!
Coming Up: THE STORM RUNNER by J.C. Cervantes
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