Children’s Christmas Book Review 2018

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin Rediscover a Christmas treasure – unavailable for decades – from beloved Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin. The “Night Before Christmas” is a perfect holiday read-aloud for families.     I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by John Rox and illustrated by Bruce… Continue Reading Children’s Christmas Book Review 2018

New Books 12/3/18

Among this modest shelf are the latest from David Baldacci, Janet Evanovich and Stephen King, along with a couple of new history books by two Pulitzer Prize nominees. Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink Spotting her late wife in news-report backgrounds, truck driver Keisha Taylor stumbles into an otherworldly conflict on the nation’s highway systems.… Continue Reading New Books 12/3/18

Miami Public Library Customer Survey

Click on link: People from all walks of life use library resources and services for a variety of reasons.  People come to the library to attend classes to improve their health or to participate in a book discussion.  They bring their children to the library for Lego League, S.T.E.A.M. classes, art classes or to participate… Continue Reading Miami Public Library Customer Survey

New Books 11/19/18

Although January is usually the month for resolutions of self-improvement, you can get a jump-start on the project with this shelf of books by learning to trade bad habits for good ones, cook like a pro or at least cook healthy, redecorate your home in a minimalist style, increase your knowledge of history, or better… Continue Reading New Books 11/19/18

New Books 11/12/18

If you follow suspense thriller series, this one’s for you – the newest of James Patterson, Michael Connelly, John Grisham, and Stuart Wood all on one shelf along with a lot of other really good reads.   Ambush by James Patterson When a series of attacks targeting Michael Bennett injures one of his children and… Continue Reading New Books 11/12/18

New Books 11/5/18

  American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph Ellis The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers presents an insightful examination of the relevance of the views of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams to some of the most divisive issues in today’s America. Antique Traders Antiques & Collectibles by Eric Bradley Filled with expert advice,… Continue Reading New Books 11/5/18

New Books 10/22/18

If you recognize the name Hannah Swensen, William Monk, Virgil Flowers, Dalton Lee, or Isaiah Quintabe then know that we have the latest book in the series on this week’s list.  And if you aren’t sure what to read next, check out the mother-of-all lists by James Mustich. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die… Continue Reading New Books 10/22/18

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalists

Six finalists, three fiction and three nonfiction, have been selected for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The two medal winners will be announced on January 27, 2019, at the American Library Association Midwinter meeting in Seattle. FICTION This evocative novel, equally rich in character and adventure, tells the wonderfully strange… Continue Reading 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalists

New Books 10/15/18

October seems a fitting month to offer a book about leading vampire Prince Lestat and another book about how Dracula came to be.  All this and more in this week’s list.   Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in a remote Alaskan town and quickly… Continue Reading New Books 10/15/18

New Books 10/8/18

It is natural to respond with fight or flight when we feel threatened.  This very human response also makes for a page-turning read as we consider the response to threat of a character in a story.  We can feel the tension as we contemplate what we would do in that character’s place.  This week’s offerings… Continue Reading New Books 10/8/18