• Bluebonnet Award
    Each year, 20 books are chosen by librarians for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. It is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure for students in grades 3 – 6. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. In … Read more
  • Mad Times
    So many things in this world seem wrong to many people in many different ways. There are so many different viewpoints on how things ought to be done and how life ought to be lived. Some believe their freedoms are being trampled on by others. Others view people different from themselves as dangerous, and not … Read more
  • A bit of light reading
    Like many people trying to survive in this pandemic world, I’ve been dutifully staying at home. Like everyone else stuck at home, I  shamelessly indulge in way too much TV. One recent binge worthy day was spent engrossed in Bridgerton. Belatedly, I discovered that the show was based on a book series by Julia Quinn. … Read more
  • The Newbery Medal
    The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The ALA has presented this award since 1922. The 2021 Newbery Medal winner is “When You Trap a Tiger” by Tae Keller. When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a … Read more
  • Fiction review – “Behind the Throne”
    TITLE: Behind the Throne AUTHOR: K.B. Wagers SUMMARY: Hail Bristol has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. When she is dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir, she finds that trading … Read more