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Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance

Posted about 1 month ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with architects, astronomers, biographies, Children's Stories, computer programmers, computers, curiosity, emotions, entomologists, exploration, family, friendship, frustration, girls, humorous stories, inspiration, inventions, inventors, mathematicians, perseverance, picture books, role models, science, scientists, stories in rhyme and women

Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.

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12 Spooky and Terror-Filled Short Story Collections to Read with the Lights On

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, Edgar Allan Poe, Ghost Stories, Gothic, Halloween, Haunted Houses, haunting, Horror, horror tales, Paranormal Fiction, scary stories, Short Stories, spooky and supernatural

Spooky and haunting tales to read on Halloween or anytime.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: TRUE CRIME TIME

Posted 2 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nonfiction | Tagged with cold cases, criminal justice, criminology, documentaries, murder, murderers, Readers' Advisory, serial killers and true crime

It's October, the month of ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky. To celebrate, we got together to discuss the creepiest type of stories we know: true crime. Read on for our (lightly-edited-for-clarity) conversation about what we think are the definitive tales of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy (and maybe a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reference or two).

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8 Humorous Books Featuring Misfits and Their Misadventures

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, coming of age stories, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, likable, misadventures, misfits, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, sardonic, satirical fiction, snarky and witty

Get your funny on with these offbeat, engaging and witty stories.

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