Archive for the ‘Adult Readers Advisory’ Category

Twelve dates of Christmas

November 24, 2020

Jenny Bayliss has penned a lighthearted novel about an English woman, Kate Turner, who is persuaded by her good friend to sign up for a dating service to meet her one true love. Kate goes on a series of twelve dates, some hilarious and some not. Will she finally find someone to settle down with? Check this out to answer that…

Graphic Disney Biography

November 21, 2020

Everyone is fascinated by Walt Disney and his many successes. This December 15th, look for a new comic book style biography of Walt and his brother, Roy. The new graphic is a sneak peek at various obstacles Disney faced including creative differences, employee disagreements and union fights with his employees. All told in a colorful format, The Disney Bros.: The Fabulous Story of Walt and Roy by Alex Nikolavitch and Felix Ruiz  is sure to please Disney fans who aren’t afraid of learning more about their imperfect idol.

Library’s temporary housing is a former grocery store

November 16, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library in Indianapolis, Indiana, has a temporary home in a former grocery store, and it appears to be a big hit with its patrons. The director points out that “the books in the freezer section is a popular area,” words you don’t normally expect to hear together in a comment about a library collection. The construction on the main branch is expected to take up to two years.

The Ickabog

November 15, 2020

J. K. Rowling has penned a new offering for her younger fans entitled The Ickabog, a fairy tale about two children, Bert and Daisy, on a quest. Their goal is to bring happiness back to their land of Cornucopia, despite the machinations of the Ickabog, a mythical creature that sows trouble and doom. I’m looking forward to reading this… You can hear a sample read here.

2020 Election for kids- ADL

October 30, 2020
Election Diverse Voters

The ADL Anti-Defamation League has great educational resources for children. The ADL provides anti-bias education, bullying, cyberbullying, webinars, podcasts, black lives matter, LatinX and early childhood tools. The ADL has lots of information about how to talk to young people about difficult topics. Check out their lesson plans and teaching tools about the election if you’re looking to explain the 2020 vote to the young people in your life.


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