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Escape into a World of Fantasy

Escape into a World of Fantasy

By Lorena Koppel: Volunteer If you're looking for a quick escape from the real world, we've got you covered. Here's a batch of some of some of the best fantasy books, selected by the wisest mages in the lands, for your enjoyment! Aru Shah and the End of Time By Roshani ...
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A full set of Harry Potter Books

How Long Will I Love Harry Potter? Always.

By Ashley Haustein Like many 30-year-olds, I grew up loving Harry Potter. The magical Hogwarts castle, professors who could turn into cats, and flying broomsticks captured me in a way no other story did. Last summer, my book club decided to put a “pause” on reading books written for adults ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Erica H.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Erica H.

Erica Huff, owner of Wick Habit wants to make the world a better place or at least make it smell nicer. With a history of donating portions of her proceeds to local causes, Erica was inspired to create the“Rachel’s Poetry Corner” candle in honor of Rachel McElroy of the local podcast ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Rachel M.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Rachel M.

Rachel McElroy and her husband Griffin host a weekly podcast called Wonderful. Listeners are encouraged to write in with items of enthusiasm such as movies, television, sports, books, and more for topics of discussion. With a background in poetry, Rachel began an informal segment called "Rachel's Poetry Corner" to expose more ...
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A Lesson Learned from Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

A Lesson Learned from Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

By Natalie Kelly Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story is the recently published follow up to 2014’s Grandfather Gandhi. Local author, Bethany Hegedus and Arun Gandhi, Mohandas K. Gandhi’s grandson, wrote both books. Bethany Hegedus will be speaking and signing copies of her book this weekend at BookPeople. It ...
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My Favorite Childhood Reading Story: Ramona and Her Father

My Favorite Childhood Reading Story: Ramona and Her Father

Submitted by: Vickie L. When I was a little girl, it was my dad who read to me every night before bed. We sat in his little den, which consisted of floor to ceiling bookshelves, every square inch of which was lined with books. The furniture in the room was ...
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Learning to Say “Pooh-Pooh”

Learning to Say “Pooh-Pooh”

Submitted by: Hannah and her amazing mom I started reading Madeline to my daughter Hannah when she was tiny, around 2 months old.  We'd read it two to three times a week before bedtime until she was at least 2-and-a-half, and still read it very frequently. She learned so much ...
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Atticus Finch and Superman

Atticus Finch and Superman

Submitted by: Garrett Lenderman I didn’t fall in love with reading until I was forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read this great American novel for an English course in middle school because, like most troublemakers, I trapped myself in a compromising position. I could ...
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Hardy Boys cover The Tower Treasure

There’s Always Money for Books

Submitted by: Garrett Lenderman I’ve read books my entire life, and I have my parents to thank for that. My mother was an avid reader of “grocery store” novels growing up, and encouraged me to read books with her on Sunday afternoons. And my father, whenever he would catch me ...
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Because we couldn’t narrow it down to just one book – My girls’ two favorite books

Submitted by: Katie Phillips We read to my three year old twin girls every day. While there are many books that they love to read, their two favorites - one for each - are quite unique. Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell The first exposure we had to this book ...
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Where the Wild Things Are

Submitted by: Jay Papasan Sendak’s 1963 classic about the night Max is sent to his room is just 338 words. But those words have sold more than 19 million books, inspired an animated movie, a live action film, and even an opera. What can’t be counted is how many times ...
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Our Favorite Classics: A Mom and Daughter Interview

A Keller Williams Red Day Interview We were lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Jenny and her two-year-old daughter, Sadie, at Half Price Books to find out what they are currently reading. What did we learn? The classics rule the roost in their household. Sadie, the youngest in ...
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Staff Picks: Tuesday by David Wiesner

Submitted by: Shelley Renee, Read-A-Thon Program Manager This book starts on a Tuesday evening around 8 when it appears that a number of frogs have suddenly discovered they can fly. It is a surreal and almost wordless Caldecott Medal-winning illustrated story with fantastic realistic images of frogs flying on lily ...
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Book Cover "My Heart Is Like a Zoo" by Michael Hall

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Submitted by: Executive Director Joan Wabschall There is no shortage of children’s books that have Art as the subject matter. The book that I believe is the essence of ‘Inspire Your Heart with Art” day is the first children’s book written by Michael Hall, My Heart is Like a Zoo ...
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Fall into a Good Book

Fall into a Good Book

Submitted by Altaira Wallquist I can’t ever remember not loving to read. My mom tells me that on the way home from my first day of Kindergarten, I was disappointed because we didn’t learn to read the first day. I did learn by Christmas and I’ve been in the middle ...
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