A Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Fergusson

If you are craving some Romeo and Juliet vibes for a more mature audience, this book may be right up your alley.  Set in the English countryside during World War II, a German pilot and an English widow meet under unusual circumstances. One act of kindness sets off a...

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I really enjoyed this story. The author was inspired by polish fairy tales and the book features a young female protagonist on a journey to find herself and save her kingdom from an evil wood that devours and corrupts everything in its path. It has a little bit of...

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart 

I love this book! The first in a series by Amy Stewart, Girl Waits with Gun is the story of Constance Kopp, who becomes one of the first woman deputies in the country. In 1914 Paterson, New Jersey, Constance and her sisters, Norma and Fleurette, become the victims of...

The Good Egg and The Bad Seed by Jory John

These fun, read-aloud picture books written by Jory John and illustrated by Pete Oswald are filled with humor that kids of all ages will appreciate all while teaching a lesson.   The Good Egg is so goooood. He always uses his manners and he has trouble fitting in with...

Because by Mo Willems and illustrated by Amber Ren

This lovely picture book illustrates the beauty of how one life can influence another’s in ways big and small. A young girl attends an orchestral concert and is moved by the beautiful music she hears. The book describes how the musicians were inspired and become the...

Leaving Kent State by Sabrina Fedel

Rachel Morelli is a high school senior whose dream is to attend Pratt Institute in New York City for photography. Her father, a professor at Kent State University, has other ideas. Set during the conflict of the Vietnam War, this novel follows Rachel as she fights to...