Last Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Books

EASY

Sidney, Stella, and the Moon By Emma Yarlett

Sidney and Stella do everything together – except share! When one of their arguments ends with the moon getting knocked out of the sky, the twosome must learn to work as a team to make things right.

Captain Cat By Inga Moore

Captain Cat loves cats. He has lots of them and that’s how he got his name. Then Captain Cat discovers a remote island where cats have never been seen before. The Queen’s palace has been infested with rats. What an opportunity for the cats of Captain Cat! But how will the Captain be able to let his beloved cats go?

FUN FACTS

The Bird’s Gift; a Ukrainian Easter Story By Eric A. Kimmel

A bitterly cold winter in Ukraine is the setting for this tale of human kindness for a flock of vulnerable golden birds. Then when Easter arrived, the village was blessed with a miraculous gift from the birds, signalling spring’s triumph over winter. Pysanky! Beautiful Easter eggs!

Sea Turtle Scientist By Stephen R. Swinburne

Meet Dr. Kimberly Stewart, the turtle lady of St. Kitts. The leatherback sea turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle and is under careful watch, especially as she lays her eggs on a sandy beach. Only one in a thousand eggs will make it to adulthood. Find out what is being done to protect and save those precious survivors.

JUNIOR

The Dark Lady By Irene Adler

While on summer vacation, Irene Adler meets young Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wits while running wild on the streets and rooftops. And when Sherlock's friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends. But the good times end abruptly when a dead body floats ashore on the nearby beach. The young detective trio must put their heads together to solve this mystery.

All That Glitters By Jill Santopolo

Sisters Aly and Brooke love spending time at their mom's nail salon, it's their "home away from home." At the end of another incredibly busy day, Mom complains she is completely overwhelmed at work, even more so by all the kids who come to get manis and pedis. That's when the sisters have a brilliant idea: Why don't they open up a mini nail salon just for kids within Mom's store?

YOUNG ADULT

Goodbye, Rebel Blue By Shelley Coriell

Rebecca Blue or “Rebel” as she prefers, is stuck in detention with perky and selfless Kennedy Green, which ends up being Kennedy’s last day on Earth. Determined to complete the dead girl’s bucket list, Rebel sets out to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In order to complete the list, Rebel must open her mind and her heart to a world that she had turned her back on –good deeds, friendship and family.

Picture Me Gone By Meg Rosoff

Mila has a talent for reading a room – picking up on the subtle nuances that go unnoticed to the untrained eye. When her father’s best friend goes missing, Mila uses her talents to piece together the story that everyone has missed. But her special talent comes at the cost of a shocking betrayal, calling into question her trust for one person she could read best.

ADULT

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth By Reza Aslan

For Easter, a provocative, fascinating biography of the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Aslan focuses on how Jesus the man evolved into Jesus the Christ, noting that the man Jesus "is every bit as compelling, charismatic, and praiseworthy as Jesus the Christ.” An intriguing and very readable book.

The Child Thief By Dan Smith

Russia’s annexation of Crimea is a reminder of why Ukrainians worked so hard for independence, to free themselves from Russia’s grip. The Holodomor, the 1930s famine perpetrated on Ukraine, haunts this compelling thriller in which a Great War veteran gives chase to a shadowy killer who has kidnapped a little girl.