children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, historical fiction, middle grade fiction, read 2021

February Challenge: History Buff

Read historical fiction not set during World War II. Many of us are drawn to the fascinating narratives of people who lived, fought, and triumphed during World War II, and the publishing world reflects that widespread interest. For this historical fiction challenge, we're asking you to explore different narratives and time periods. We hope this challenge will help you discover a new era in history! Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.

children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, middle grade fiction, read 2021, young adult fiction

January Challenge: Discover a New Author

We know there are tons of authors out there whose books you haven't read before. While this challenge can be met with books published in any year, our list of recommendations are for books published in 2020 that you may not have had a chance to read yet. We hope this challenge will help you discover a new author! Find recommendations for adults, teens, middle graders, and children.

children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, memoir, middle grade fiction, Nonfiction, read 2021, young adult fiction

January Challenge: Explore Louisiana

If you've got the envie to pass a good time, read a book set in the bayou state. And don't forget to tell ya mama an' them about this challenge! Find recommendations for adults, teens, middle graders, and children.

Fiction, historical fiction, middle grade fiction, mystery

From Book To Screen: The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer

The Case of the Missing Marquess is the first in the series of middle grade fiction novels by Nancy Springer featuring intrepid sleuth, Enola Holmes. The film adaptation is now available on Netflix starring Millie Bobby Brown, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill, and Sam Claflin. You can check out the entire series from the library!