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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|


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

Senior: Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics; Professor Povey’s Perplexiing Problems; College Mathematics Through Baseball; Statistics and Probability; Applying Geometry to Everyday Life; The History of Mathematics

Middle: The Scale of Things; The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl; Once; All Thirteen; The Maths Handbook; Deadly 7

Junior: Secret Coders; At the Bottom of the World; 50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Maths; Think of a Number; Mathmagicians; If: A Mind-Bending Way of Looking at Big Ideas & Numbers

2022-11-25T13:20:20+00:00November 25th, 2022|

Around the World

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

Senior: The State of Africa; Down Under; The Penguin History of Modern Russia; A Concise History of Germany; The Spanish Civil War; A Concise History of Italy

Middle: Hola, Venezuela; Life and Culture in the United States and Canada; The Netherlands; Portugal; Denmark; Countries of the World

Junior: Allalam-o-Alaikum, Pakistan; Ola, Brazil; Konnichiwa, Japan; Kumusta, Philippines; Namaste, India; Hola, Mexico

2022-11-18T11:00:54+00:00November 18th, 2022|


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

Senior: Daily Life During the French Revolution; The Boer War 1899-1902; The Gulf War 1991; Cold War Capitalism; Russian Revolution of 1917; The Red Scarf Girl

Middle: The Red Baron: The graphic history of Richthofen’s Flying Circus and the air war in WWI; Woeful Second World War; The Vietnam War; The Split History of World War I; Eyewitness to the Russian Revolution; D-Day: From the invasion to the liberation of Paris

Junior: In the Mouth of the Wolf; Private Peaceful; The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips; Special Forces; The Eleventh Hour; Machines and Weaponry of World War I

2022-11-11T12:45:02+00:00November 11th, 2022|


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

Senior: Media Bias; Memes to Movements: How the world’s most viral media is changing social protest and power; Mass Media; Politics and Journalism in a Post-truth World; How Things Were…and How They Were Reported; Irresistible: The rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked

Middle: Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the invention of modern photojournalism; Cyberbullying; The Information Revolution: Transforming the world through technology; The Dangers of Digital Addiction; How the Internet Changed the World; Posters and Propaganda in Wartime

Junior: Photos Framed: A fresh look at the world’s most memorable photographs; Eat This! How fast-food marketing gets you to buy junk (and how to fight back); Simon Cowell: Global music mogul; Cyberbullying; YouTube Channel; Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star

2022-11-03T10:00:31+00:00November 3rd, 2022|

Inspirational People

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

Senior: Alexander Hamilton; Becoming; I am Malala; Frank Lloyd Wright; Brave Face; My Inventions

Middle: Helen Keller; Steve Wozniak; Benjamin Franklin; Amelia Earhart; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Sir Edmund Hillary

Junior: Michael Phelps; Simone Biles; Elon Musk; Misty Copeland; Tim Cook; Leonardo DiCaprio

2022-10-14T11:55:08+00:00October 14th, 2022|
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