New Year, New Books!

Our Library Shop staff is made up of book-lovers of all types of authors and genres. Here are mini-reviews of the books we're reading right now, all available in the shop! 

Jen Sincero has a witty and wonderful take on self-help in her book You Are a Badass. Sincero prompts readers to be their own inner critic through sassy and blunt humor that will leave you both rolling on the floor laughing and staying up late thinking about all the ways you can better yourself in work, school and relationships.- Amy

From Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston, Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History... and Future! is an empowering alphabet book with over 60 years full of strong women. Poets, activists, musicians: author Kate Schatz doesn't leave any rad women out. This is a great introduction to feminism and will also appeal to anyone interested in American history. - Denja

We all know him as the terrifying antagonist from the original Star Wars films. In Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess, Jeffrey Brown re-imagines the Sith Lord as a loving father, schlepping through the monotony of life in a galaxy far, far away. These fun picture books make a great gift for fans of all ages. You will never hear- "Luke, I am your father" the same way again! - Jeff

Come experience a new journey in Lewis Carroll's famous Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! Enjoy a completely re-imagined take on a fun classic through the amazing illustrations of Anna Rifle Bond. Each turn of the page will take you to a new place and keep you wanting more. Great for fans of every age or new ones that have yet to be captivated by this magical tale. - Stephanie

Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins is a new picture book classic in the making, and a sweet and hilarious addition to any family's library. Kids and parents will laugh out loud at the expressions Bruce the bear makes as he realizes the eggs he planned to eat have hatched into goslings. Even worse, they immediately imprint on him and he has to raise them as his own. This is a clever take on the Mother Goose story with a funny and ultimately heartwarming message about the family that chooses us. This would make a great read-aloud for kids 3-9. - Erin