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

READ 2021 Challenge: Author You’ve Never Read

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

READ 2021 Challenge: A Book Set in 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.

fantasy, Fiction, gothic, historical fiction, horror, young adult fiction

A Conversation with Alys Arden

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.