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The Lotterys More or Less

Posted on: November 28, 2019 at 6:53 pm, in

The Lotterys More or LessBy Emma Donoghue In many ways the Lotterys are the ideal family.  There are two moms, two dads and seven kids.  Some kids were born as Lotterys, some were adopted. The Lottery children are all home-schooled and learn by doing.  The Lotterys are lucky — they won the lottery, and now […]


Posted on: November 22, 2019 at 11:15 am, in

MegabatBy Anna HumphreyIllustrated by Kass Reich Daniel is feeling sad after moving to a new house in a new town and he misses his friends in Toronto.  When he hears weird noises in his attic bedroom, he is a bit freaked out.  Then he realizes that the noises are coming from a bat – Megabat […]

Riveting tales from the crematory

Posted on: November 20, 2019 at 5:23 pm, in

I first encountered Caitlin Doughty while watching Ted Talks. Her talk, A burial practice that nourishes the planet, explores different ideas for burial that don’t pollute the environment with toxic, cancer-causing formaldehyde. It was absolutely fascinating, so when I learned that she was a published author with three books, I wasted no time getting my […]


Posted on: November 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm, in

StargazingBy Jen Wang Christine comes from a strict Chinese-American family.  She plays the violin, goes to church and belongs to a Chinese language study group.  When Moon and her mother move in next door, Christine begins to open up and see the world in new ways.   Moon loves K-pop, dancing and having lots of fun!  […]

New World

Posted on: November 1, 2019 at 10:10 am, in

by David Jesus Vignolli Richmond Public Library recently received a bunch of brand-new Graphic Novels which prompted me to revisit this genre. When I saw New World, I was immediately drawn to the striking artwork and knew I had to read this book.  David Jesus Vignolli, a Brazilian graphic novelist, weaves the story of an […]