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Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Music”:

Senior: The Haters; The Heartbreakers; Symphony for the City of the Dead; Jazz Singing; Are Graphic Music Lyrics Harmful?; Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and its Cultural Connotations

Middle: Solo; Operatic; Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie; In the Key of Code; The History of Music; Music: Techniques, Styles, Instruments, and Practice

Junior: Trombone Shorty; Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package; Musicians: Celebrating the lives of inspirational people in black history; Lin-Manuel Miranda; Introduction to Music; Thea Stilton and the Phantom of the Orchestra

2023-03-17T08:04:11+00:00March 17th, 2023|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “History”:

Senior: Daily Life During the French Revolution; Historical Revisionism; The Arab-Israeli Conflict; A History of the World in 100 Objects; Russian Revolution of 1917; Defining Documents in World History: Ancient World (2700 B.C.E.-c.500 C.E.)

Middle: The Split History of World War I; Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution; Eyewitness to the Russian Revolution; Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot”; The Red Baron; Women in the Renaissance

Junior: Ancient Roman Technology; Guts & Glory: The Vikings; African Icons; Stone Age; The Story of Tutankhamun; Native Americans

2023-03-10T09:05:04+00:00March 10th, 2023|

Fantasy Fiction

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Fantasy Fiction”:

Senior: The Unwanteds: Island of Silence; Stars Above; How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse; There Will Come a Darkness; Damsel; Scythe 

Middle: The Frozen Telescope; Endling: The Last; Serafina and the Black Cloak; Amari and the Night Brothers; Sky Song; The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Junior: The Naughtiest Unicorn; Billy and the Mini Monsters; The Chicken Gave it to Me; The Angel of Nitshill Road; Stick Boy; The Land of Roar

2023-03-03T12:22:21+00:00March 3rd, 2023|

Classic Fiction

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Classic Fiction”:

Senior: Rebecca; Pride & Prejudice; Dracula; The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Lord of the Flies

Middle: Treasure Island; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Wind in the Willows; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; The Secret Garden; Frankenstein

Junior: Little House in the Big Woods; Heidi; The House at Pooh Corner; Emil and the Detectives; Pippi Longstocking; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2023-02-17T09:06:20+00:00February 17th, 2023|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Myths”:

Senior: American Gods; The Hitler Myth; Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Mind; 100 Characters from Classical Mythology; The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology; The Long March: The True History of China’s Founding Myth

Middle: Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki; Greek Myths & Legends; Myths & Legends; The Odyssey; Norse Myths & Legends; Greek Mythology

Junior: Prehistoric Adventures: Stone Circles; Roman Myths & Legends; Egyptian Myths and Legends; Greek Myths; Mythical Beasts & Magical Monsters; Japanese Myths, Legends & Folktales

2023-02-10T10:30:32+00:00February 10th, 2023|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Poetry”:

Senior: The Poet X; Moonrise; The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (and other poems); I Don’t Want to be Crazy; Hope for the Flowers; The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Middle: Booked; Alone; Rebound; Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats; Tales of Death and Dementia; Green Glass Beads

Junior: Cloud Busting; Talking Turkeys; Lost Magic; Oxford Story Poems; Oxford Animal Poems; Usborne Book of Poetry

2023-02-03T08:21:05+00:00February 3rd, 2023|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Science”:

Senior: Your Inner Fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor; Rosalind Franklin: The dark lady of DNA; Blood Work: A tale of medicine & murder in the scientific revolution; Brief Answers to the Big Questions; The Effectiveness of Alternative Medicine; The Tao of Physics

Middle: The Scientific Revolution; Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste; Science in the Renaissance; Biology: Understanding Living Matter; Physics: Understanding the Properties of Matter and Energy; Chemistry: Understanding Substance and Matter

Junior: The Stuff Between the Stars; Breaking Through the Clouds; The Shocking World of Electricity; The Dynamic World of Chemical Reactions; Smash! Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe With the Large Hadron Collider; The Solid Truth About States of Matter

2023-01-27T10:27:09+00:00January 27th, 2023|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Language”:

Senior: Language, Society & Power; Speeches that Changed the World; Empires of the World: A Language History of the World; The Language Instinct; They Say/I Say; Language and Gender

Middle: Le Japonais en Manga (Japanese & French);  हैरी पॉटर और फिलॉस्फर्स स्टोन (Hindi); 哈利·波特与密室 (Chinese); Забавная история (Russian); El viaje con papa (Spanish); 불 같은 개 (Korean)

Junior: I See the Sun in Russia (Russian); How to Build an Igloo and a Qamutiik (Inuktitut); Fox Fables (Swahili); Mulan (Chinese); The Best Gift of All (Spanish); Japanese Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and other traditional favorites (Japanese)

2023-01-20T10:03:06+00:00January 20th, 2023|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Conflict”:

Senior: Worth Dying For: The power and politics of flags; Daily Life During the French Revolution; Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the road to war; Revolution! Writings from Russia 1917; The Blockade of the Gaza Strip; The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Middle: Eyewitness to the Russian Revolution; Guts & Glory: The Vikings; 24 Hours on the Somme; Religion and World Conflict; The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The struggle for Middle East peace; Sudan and Peoples in Conflict 

Junior: Roman Soldier’s Handbook; The Umbrella Mouse; The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips; Vikings: Scandinavia’s ferocious sea raiders; Afghanistan: From war to peace?; Machines and Weaponry of World War I

2023-01-13T08:35:07+00:00January 13th, 2023|

The Future

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “The Future”:

Senior: Future Girl; Why the West Rules-for Now: The patterns of history and what they reveal about the future; Never Let Me Go; Ender’s Game; Artificial Intelligence; Tariffs and the Future of Trade

Middle: George and the Ship of Time; Solar Power; The Time Machine; Gender Equality and Identity Rights; The Future of Life on Earth; Building the Future

Junior: Future Tense; Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot; Space Boy; Ook and Gluk : Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future; Elon Musk: Engineer and Inventor for the Future; Future

2023-01-11T07:18:23+00:00January 1st, 2023|


Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Christmas”:

Senior: Snow in Love; What Light; Let it Snow; Lost Christmas; A Christmas Carol

Middle: The Holly Jolliday; Alice Miranda in the Alps; Joyeux Noël, Stilton; The Geek Who Stole Christmas; Truce; A Christmas Carol

Junior: Marek and Alice’s Christmas; Tous les Noëls du Monde; Le Plus beau des Cadeaux; The Nutcracker; Polar Express; A Christmas Carol

2022-12-09T11:56:52+00:00December 9th, 2022|

Graphic Novels

Check out this week’s recommendations based on the theme “Graphic Novels”:

Senior: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me; I was their American Dream; Kiss Number 8; Witch Hat Atelier; Pumpkin Heads; Ms. Marvel: No Normal

Middle: Shirley & Jamila Save their Summer; The Lightning Thief; Noughts & Crosses; Illegal; The Unwanted; Jane, the Fox & Me

Junior: The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House; Future Tense; When Stars are Scattered; Stargazing; Good Rosie!; The Arrival

2022-12-02T07:43:06+00:00December 2nd, 2022|
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