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Get set for the new school year with Brightly, an online resource from Penguin Random House that helps parents, librarians, and educators grow readers. Visit Brightly’s Back to School Essentials for age-specific book recommendations, printables, insights for parents and teachers, and much more to help you prep for the year ahead. Click for More Back to School […]

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From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

“The word ‘masterpiece’ has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.” —Stephen King Click below to watch Gabriel Tallent speak to librarians about his brilliant and immersive, all-consuming debut about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the […]

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Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak is a warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays. Click below to watch her speech to librarians! It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be […]

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From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and bestselling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges–a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over […]

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From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

Watch below for a video from Kelly Corrigan, the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place. Her new book is Tell Me More, a warm, insightful look at the twelve phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships. It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly […]

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From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

Back in June, we hosted five authors at our BookExpo Librarian Author Breakfast. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing videos from their fabulous talks. First up is debut author Diksha Basu who discusses The Windfall, a heartfelt comedy of manners that tells the story of a family discovering what it means to “make it” in modern India. […]

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From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair. “An evocative, heartfelt, beautifully crafted story that shines a light on a fascinating, tragic bit of forgotten history.”—Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale […]

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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the September 2017 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your September Readers’ Advisory. Little Fires Everywhere  (#1) By Celeste Ng “Little Fires Everywhere delves into family relationships and what parenthood, either biological or by adoption, means. We follow the members of […]