The Middle School Book That Made Me Love Reading: James Ramsey Ullman’s Banner in the Sky

It was a real pleasure to see the library had recently ordered a copy of James Ramsey Ullman's Banner in the Sky because, frankly, I don't know if I'd be working here if it wasn't for that book. Banner in the Sky is great for kids between 5th and 8th grade to read on their own (although…
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WHOA, That’s a Lot of Books!

If you’re a consummate follower of LPL’s lists, then you may have noticed some whoppers hitting the web. I have almost finished putting together my list of 100 Great Books for Toddlers (waiting on some replacements) while others in the Youth Services Staff have put together some other great lists of 100 great books. But…
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Jim the Wonder Dog

Have you ever heard the phrase "Fact is stranger than fiction?"  It means that things that really happen are harder to believe or more amazing than stories people invent.  I am so thrilled to introduce young readers to my canine superstar, Jim the Wonder Dog who was one amazing, stranger than fiction dog.  In Marty…
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