Reviews

Staff Review
Cover of Lauren J. A. Bear's "Medusa's Sisters" featuring the snake-haired creatures of Greek myth

Medusa's Sisters

By Lauren J. A. Bear
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Gregg W.
Aug 22, 2023

Hello and welcome to #NoWaitWednesdays, where we pick an item off the New Release shelf at one of our library branches that's available for a lucky reader to discover. There are always plenty of gems at the library to find that don't require a two-month wait on the hold lists, and the New Release shelves are always a great place to explore and find your next favorite read.

Staff Review
Cover of The Witch of Tin Mountain by Paulette Kennedy

The Witch of Tin Mountain

By Paulette Kennedy
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Gregg W.
Aug 15, 2023

Hello and welcome to #NoWaitWednesday, where we take a look at a title that's sitting on our New Release shelves that's just waiting for a lucky patron to check it out.

Staff Review
Apple Tree on a Turquoise background with floweres and grass

The Tree in My Garden: Choose One Tree, Plant It - and Change the World

By Kate Bradbury
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by Helen H.
Aug 10, 2023

“Trees are amazing. To think we ever chopped them down. To think we’re still chopping them down!” ~ Kate Bradbury

Climate change deniers, beware. Bradbury is writing from a very strong place of climate advocacy. In the first tiny chapter, she introduces the grim state of affairs, citing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which warns that time is running out to act to avoid catastrophe. It’s heavy stuff in just one paragraph.

Staff Review
Three shelves of colorful books with a crescent moon seen between the books on the top shelf and a house on an island visible between the books on the bottom shelf.

The Wishing Game

By Meg Shaffer
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Michelle H
Aug 9, 2023

Part Willy Wonka, part The Westing Game, a little reverse Notting Hill and ALL heart! I loved this gentle charmer about Lucy, a kindergarten aide and Christopher, the lonely boy she wants to adopt if only their wishes could make it so. Hope springs eternal in the pages of the bestselling Clock Island kid's books that Lucy and Christopher read together.

Staff Review
Cover of Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

Some Desperate Glory

By Emily Tesh

Rated by Gregg W.
Aug 8, 2023

Looking for a good book? (Who isn't, really?) We at the library love pointing out all the great books we have on our shelves for patrons to enjoy. For those of you who are in a hurry, on Wednesdays we wear pink love spotlighting a great book that's available on our New Release shelves right now - or, at least, available the last time we checked. Find a great book right here and right now that doesn't require you to be number on a long wait list! We call this #NoWaitWednesdays, and we hope it helps you find your next great read.

Staff Review
Cover of Hula by Jamin Iolani Hakes

Hula

By Jasmine Iolani Hakes
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Gregg W.
Aug 1, 2023

Here at the library, we love books. We especially love books that we don't have to wait for. This is why on #NoWaitWednesdays, we spotlight a book that - at the time of this writing, anyway - is sitting on the New Release shelf at a local branch, just waiting for someone to come by and check it out. So if this book sounds like something you might be interested in, go ahead and press that hold button! You might be deeply immersed in its pages far faster than you might expect.

Staff Review
Pas de Don't by Chloe Angyal

Pas de Don't by Chloe Angyal

By Chloe Angyal

Rated by Gregg W.
Jul 25, 2023

If you're a regular reader of this space, you might know that we occasionally spotlight books on their release date. But there is often a delay between the time when a book gets published and the time it can be bought, shipped, cataloged, tagged, and delivered to the shelves of your local library. So today we're introducing #NoWaitWednesdays, where we take a look at a title on the shelves of the New Release section of one of our branches that is desperately waiting for you to check it out.