Book Recommendations: Mythical Reads

“Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.” – Jorge Luis Borges Last month’s Book Scouts featured stories that are rooted in mythology, folklore, fables, and legends. The books listed here are targeted toward middle grade children, but can be enjoyed by readers and listeners of all ages. If you love … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Mythical Reads

Book Review: My Beijing by Nie Jun

This month's book post is a little different than any I've done before! I've been overlapping blog content with work things more often recently since everything has transitioned online, but I figure, why reinvent the wheel? Our marketing specialist has been asking staff to share video reviews of their quarantine reads for our social media … Continue reading Book Review: My Beijing by Nie Jun

Book Recommendations: Wings of Fire Read-Alikes

January's Book Scouts was exciting for me, as a fan of the Wings of Fire series myself! I found lots of books and series that sound promising for avid readers that are wanting more dragons! If you have any other recommendations, please share down below in the comments! Very quickly, I want to address why … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Wings of Fire Read-Alikes

Book Recommendations: I Survived Read-Alikes

Last month's Book Scouts theme was another one outside of my normal realm of preferred reading. I did some digging, and I think I unearthed some titles fit for fans of Lauren Tarshis's series that are hungry for more. I certainly found several non-fiction titles that I'd like to check out! Picture Books Pup and … Continue reading Book Recommendations: I Survived Read-Alikes

Book Review: Fukufuku Kitten Tales Volumes 1 & 2 by Konami Kanata

As a huge fan of Chi's Sweet Home, I was super excited to see that the author/illustrator had a new series out...also about a cat! And this new series does not fail to deliver those heartwarming moments familiar to all cat owners in a very similar style but with some noticeable differences. The opening of … Continue reading Book Review: Fukufuku Kitten Tales Volumes 1 & 2 by Konami Kanata

Book Recommendations: Studio Ghibli Read-Alikes

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a Hayao Miyazaki fangirl. His brand of storytelling and animation (coupled with the gorgeous soundtracks provided by composer Joe Hisaishi) are absolutely wonderful. Most people know Miyazaki because of his work with Studio Ghibli and its association with Disney. Films like My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Studio Ghibli Read-Alikes

Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

This review was originally published on the Johnson City Public Library blog. Edits have been made to the original post. Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through and new information has been added in red. Eleven-year-old Imogene has grown up working with her family at the Florida Renaissance Faire. This year, she finally begins her training … Continue reading Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson