Here we are in  a new decade, with the opportunity to look back on favorite books and activities and peer ahead into unknown possibilities. We are still firmly in 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 Holly Black 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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12 Responses to NEW!

  1. imnotreallyawriter says:

    I love, love, love your site! I am on my way to the library now with a list of books you’ve recommended to check out. Thank you!

  2. Meghan says:

    You made my day! Thank you! If there are ever any special book types or ages you’re interested in, let us know… we’re always happy to have an excuse to explore a new subject or idea.

  3. imnotreallyawriter says:

    I have a four year old girl who loves books, so if there is a subject she’s burning to know more about I will make a request. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. marydventura says:

    Yeah! Don’t forget Free Comic Book Day!!! This Saturday, May 7th!

  5. rosefamily says:

    I know! This is the firs year I’m taking the kids… I can’t wait.

  6. mariandog says:

    Ha, that is so cute picture, little mouse 😀

  7. Jane Watson says:

    What are suggested book titles to read as an introduction to a Parent Workshop ELA K – 2 and Grades 3 – 5. Something to get parents motivated about sharing books with their child.

  8. ruthlit says:

    I would suggest the above link to share with parents, or some of the lists from within it. They could choose from classic read-aluds to “read by myself” books. Let me know what you decide! I’d love to hear how your workshop goes!

  9. Samara Orosz says:

    WOW You made my day! Thank you! If there are ever any special book types or ages you’re interested in, let us know… we’re always happy to have an excuse to explore a new subject or idea. play doh

  10. Lorraine Miller says:

    thank you for sharing these inspirational stories with us!

  11. ruthlit says:

    I’m so glad you find them useful and inspiring!

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