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Below is a BUTTON with the link to the Dystopian list of books featured in the pictures. On that list there are more links to order the Print book, an […]

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Back to School

It is that time of year again. Help your child prepare for school with some of these back-to-school stories. Browse through the slideshows and click the linked title to reserve […]

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Patriotic Children’s Reads

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these books about the holiday, patriotism, the Revolutionary War, and the U.S.A. Picture Books Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck (2005) by Katie ClarkGrace for […]

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2022 Illinois Lincoln Award Nominees

The BUTTON below is the link to the 2022 Illinois Lincoln Award Nominees. Within the link below are links to ordering the physical, audio and e-book. Also below are pictures […]

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Wonder Women and Girls

Below are several selections about Wonder Women and Wonder Girls that you may enjoy reading from Teen Sci Fi/Fantasy Fiction, Teen Superhero Fiction, Teen Historical Fiction and Teen Contemporary Fiction. […]

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Children’s Reads for Pride Month

June is Pride Month! Here are some great books for children in honor of Pride. With topics ranging from diverse families and gender identities to embracing the unconventional and being […]

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Cassandra’s Staff Picks for Adults

Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis – FIC RAN The true story of a young girl who realizes the abuse she is enduring is not the norm and fights within a […]

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Children’s Reads for AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Check out these title to celebrate and learn! Board Books Lunar New Year (2018) by Hannah Eliot ; illustrated by Alina […]

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2021 Teens’ Top Ten Nominee List

Below are pictures of the 2021 Teens’ Top Ten Nominee List. Click the BUTTON you will go to the actual list with links to request the book in print, e-book […]

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Channel Your Inner Baker with These Cookbooks

While I do enjoy scrolling through the internet trying to find fun recipes, I personally feel nothing beats flipping through a cookbook. Not only are the pictures stunning, they usually […]

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