Join us for a virtual visit with Alys Arden, author of the young adult book series The Casquette Girls. The gritty urban legends of the French Quarter come alive in this gripping supernatural saga. According to School Library Journal, The Casquette Girls is recommended for readers in grade 9 and up. If you would like to learn more about the author, please visit http://www.thecasquettegirls.com. This author visit will be held through Zoom on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11 AM. To register, call 225-673-8699. If you love these books, check out the read-alikes.
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. The list is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Check out the choices for 2020!
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction set during the 19th-century in societies dominated by real or imaginary steam-powered technology. It is almost always speculative and can be dark and gritty, fun and romantic, or dystopian and fantastical. Find your favorite steampunk world with this list of recommendations from Samantha Matherne.
They are reinventing careers, finding hidden strengths, embarking on new love, and embracing change.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who loves a fairy tale retelling most of all? We do! Here is a collection of middle grade and young adult books that feature re-imaginings of classic fairy tales.
Samantha is a part of the Galvez branch library staff and curates lists for the Shelf Analysis blog. Ever since her mom read Mother Goose and Little Golden Books to her as a little girl, she has loved books. She relishes getting lost in riveting stories, especially fantasy worlds. Her tastes span various genres beyond fantasy, though, including historical fiction, classics and more. Found here is a selection of her favorite books from high school to the present.
After exercising your right to vote for America's future, check out these books to learn about America's past.
Check out these children's books about democracy, the presidency, and voting in America.
Stop loafing around and make some bread. Straight from our cookbooks to your oven.
Feel the thrills and the chills with these spooky tales for middle grade readers.