Book Buzz Recommendations: May

May 15, 2017 | Luis Rivera
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(Ages 1-3)

Rhymoceros by Janik Coat

A blue rhinoceros unabashedly subjects himself to undignified elements in order to demonstrate 16 pairs of rhyming words, from "caring" and "daring," to "stinky" and "inky."

Lola at the Library

(Pre-K –K)

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

Every Tuesday, Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings and share a special treat.

Last Stop on Market Street

(Grades 1-3)

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Inside Out and Back Again

(Grades 4-6)

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Okay for Now

 (Ages 12 - 18)

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

As a 14-year-old who just moved to a new town, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer–a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

(Ages 18 & Up)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered.

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