“…and best of all, the wilderness of books, in which she could wander, where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.” —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women In the 1930’s with the country suffering from the Depression, President and Mrs. Rooselvelt began […]
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This is the story of Selina, the girl who will become catwoman as she struggles with who she is. Leaving an abusive home and apathetic mother she thinks she can survive all on her own. Homeless and alone Selina finds friendship with other outcasts. I […]
This middle grade ghost story is just what you need for a cool fall evening. Ollie, an eleven year old is fascinated with a ghost story about a young girl named Beth and “the smiling man”- a specter who grants wishes. Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might real, as she finds some graves she had been reading about while on a school trip. Then when her bus breaks down at dusk, she knows something is a miss. Will Ollie and her classmates make it back and will they heed the bus driver’s directions to “Avoid large places. Keep to small”?
If you enjoy history, this is a valuable look at early Kansas and facts about the Civil War and how it affected citizens and those living in Kansas Territory. It is from the firsthand perspective of Reuben Smith, an English immigrant arriving in the Kansas […]
Evvie has lost her husband. Dean a former professional baseball player, has lost his game. When their mutual friend Andy concocts a plan for Dean to stay in Maine in an apartment behind Evvie, it seems like a great plan to push reset for Dean. […]
15 titles celebrating Kansas or written by Kansans have been selected as this year’s Kansas Notable Books. Thanks to a grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of Kansas, the library was able to purchase all 15.
Come down and check them out!
This story takes place in Branton Middle School. Four boys, Frost, Bench, Wolf, and Deedee formed a very special, close friendship, which they called their “ tribe.” Perceived by some as nerds, they were intensely loyal to each other and were willing to do their own thing […]