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A delightful twist on a classic fairytale story. A down-on-his-luck mouse is swallowed by a wolf only to find out that things are pretty good inside the wolf's stomach. And in fact, there's someone inside it already- a duck who's living large and living it up! A lovely little story from Mac Barnett with the classic charm of Jon Klassen's illustrations!
Night Lunch paints a beautiful picture of the nighttime world of a number of animals, all coming together to share a meal. The art is gorgeous and the drawings give the animals so much personality, and it's both a visually interesting read and a sweet story of kindness.
When 10-year old Kenny Watson road trips with his siblings from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama, they leave their city lives behind and adapt to life with Grandma, outhouses and swimming holes. This book is laugh-out-loud funny up until the end, when the children must reckon with the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963. Perfect family read.
When the west held no more gold, the rush for dinosaur bones began.
Who was the first Black woman to be named a "Grand Master" of sci-fi by the Sceince Fiction Writers of America? Nope, not Octavia Butler, but the lesseer-known Hopkinson who kicked off her literary career with this tale of Afro-Caribbean magic, women's herbal wisdom, the strains of motherhood, and the cycle of trauma, set in a post-apocalyptic Toronto. Slow-stewing but meaty.
A timeless classic, The Kissing Hand celebrates the heartwarming love of a parent and their child and how that love can ease any scary transitions.
Love comes in many forms, and Pura Belpré exemplies the love for storytelling and community. This wonderful book illustrates the life's work and mission of NYC's first Latina librarian and continues planting the seeds her stories began sowing so many decades ago.
Fox is afraid of the dark. Luckily, Fox has friends to help prove that monsters aren't real!* ........ (*Probably)
Imagine you're young, hot, & widowed and you get to travel all expense-paid to a beautiful island with a fine-ass man...only to fall hard for his even more fine-ass dad. Sexy. unhinged mess elevated with Emezi's fire and spark of wit.
Known on social media as "The Milf Book"- this spicy and enthralling novel was my gateway into the romance genre. The perfect V day read!
Gay ghostbusters, but in a Chinese fantasy genre called xianxia. Martial artists develop magic & immortality to become cultivators, who battle demonic spirits. Xie Lian, an immortal hot mess, keeps getting thrown out of heaven, because the bureacracy there is wild. He's back on earth again, this time to investigate a string of disappearances with the help of a mysterious (and handsome) young man. Action-packed, funny as hell, and very gay. (Hint: if this is your first xianxia novel, read the appendix first!)
In this new iconic installment of the beloved Angelina Ballerina series, Angelina is going to a wedding... but not just any old wedding, it's one for the Mouseland Royals! The invitation sounds great at first, but Angelina quickly realizes that there's so much to prepare... she has a ballet routine to learn, dress fittings to attend... A little hardship has never deterred Angelina, however. Determined to make a great first impression, she takes all of this on and more. The only question now is, will all this practice and preparation pay off in a disaster-free event?
Colorful, quirky and hilarious, Adam Rubin's book about dragons is an instant classic and staple for storytimes everywhere. Follow along as these taco loving reptiles fly straight to your and your child's hearts.
Grey's Anatomy meets the Brown Sisters in this rivals-with-benefits to lovers romance. Filled with chemistry, humor, and wit, The Hookup Plan is a must read for all Romance fans.
Full of bizarre barters, hostage situations, illegal poker games, and even party infiltrations, Alisha Rai's Partners in Crime follows two exes on their accidental journey into the shady underbelly of Las Vegas. Discussions of family, tradition, and what it means to find your path in a world so full of obstacles in your way are not swept under the rug in this ambitious and boundary-breaking novel--instead, they're amplified by everything both Mira and Naveen stand to lose if they fail to deliver on their promises. This book is a perfect, genre-bending delight.