Category Archives: Fun

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower or John Howland’s Good Fortune

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower or John Howland’s Good Fortune by P.J. Lynch Just in time for Thanksgiving, this is an  illustrated account of the life of John Howland, the young servant who was indentured to Pilgrim John Carver. The author  describes how Howland  embarked on the Mayflower and survived a fall off the ship before helping his ill shipmates… Read more »

Prepare for Peanuts!

The Peanuts movie comes out this Friday, November 6, but you don’t have to wait to experience Peanuts awesomeness! We have books and DVDs of older Peanuts favorites to pair with the newest adventure. Find out what we have, check out a favorite or two, and spend some time with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all their friends. Get excited for… Read more »

Read Something Scary!

Ready for Halloween? Try one of these scary books! Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief and Sinister by Stefan Bachmann Thirty-six eerie short tales relate to an imaginary museum of creepy artifacts and are arranged into such thematic “drawers” as love, luck, song, and fairy tales.       Took: a Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn A witch called Old Auntie… Read more »

Check It Out!: New Non-Fiction

Courage and Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark by Deborah Hopkinson Using interviews and extensive research, the author reconstructs the lives of those who lived in and fought against the Nazi occupation of Denmark.       Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose At the beginning of World… Read more »