Lilacs and peonies in full bloom are scenting the air around us as we sneak outside, books in hand. Indoors or out, there is nothing more satisfying than escaping into the pleasures and inspiration of a good book. With the promise of warm weather and summer vacation, there will be more time for our favorite indulgence. We are at the ready with lots of books to recommend. In the weeks ahead, we look at the Hamilton rage and suggest a flight for the whole family. And we continue our excitement about the many new YA books hot off the presses, graphic novels for tweens, and some wonderful new picture books for the youngest readers. Some surprises are in store; more fantastic new books are hitting the shelves every day–there is an especially rich crop of next installments of popular series for tweens and teens. We promise to keep you informed! Hope you’ll also share your finds with us, too. Happy Reading!