Locked-room mysteries are ones in which the victim, suspects, and criminal are all physically trapped together. How can someone commit a crime when they couldn't have been at the scene? How can someone get away with a crime when they can't leave the scene? How can the innocent escape when they are trapped with the killer? Read these stories to see who survives! Curated by Alyssa Devall
If you're looking for something new, check out these picture book and chapter book titles by first-time authors in children's literature. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Are you looking to dive into manga, but don't know where to start? These popular titles are a great place to start. Curated by Willie Nettles.
Are you ready for the release of Marvel's Black Widow? Check out the continuing story with a novel by Margaret Stohl and comics from our hoopla digital platform. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Retellings put a new spin on fairy tales, myths, and other stories that have had a lasting impact on our collective imagination. This month, we challenge you to explore something old that has been made new again by reading a retelling. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Put your sleuthing skills to the test with these mysteries and thrillers featuring private investigators. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Grab your sunscreen and your beach towel, and don't forget your book! While you're soaking up the sun, these beach reads are sure to keep you entertained. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Have you ever looked at your pet or an animal out in the wild and wondered what is going on in their heads? Stories told by animals aren’t just for children. These books are narrated by all kinds of different animals, such as horses, cows, sheep, birds, dogs, and more! Curated by Tabor Millien.
Humans have been fascinated by the fantastical creature known as the unicorn for centuries. According to some lore, unicorns are magical creatures whose horns are said to have healing powers. From finding unicorns in our world to visiting other lands they occupy, you can read a story featuring unicorns in celebration of our Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading Program. Check out the Fun with Unicorns collection on hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Mice and bunnies! Birds and pigs! Squirrel and foxes and gators and squids! Animals abound in these comics for kids. Curated by Ashley Lee.