Story Tags

Her Body and Other Parties

Supernatural Short Stories

Collections featuring the unexplained and unexplainable

I love novels, but a great short story can be so satisfying. Sometimes you want to read something quick; but fast-to-read doesn't necessarily mean that that work will be any less profound or compelling than something that takes much longer to read. This is a list of short stories—some all by one author and some by many authors grouped by theme—with fantastical elements.

The Lady Most Likely

E-Book Historical Romances

Regency Favorites

I've written before about my love for historical romances, particularly regencies. Regencies are romance novels set in England in the early 19th century, usually with upper class characters during the social season, but often are historical, with characters behaving according to more modern values. Here are some I've particularly enjoyed. While some of books in this genre delve into real historical issues, these ones are more fun than serious. All of these books are only in DCPL's e-book collection.  

The Animators

Tournament of Books 2018

March is here - fill out your brackets!

March is here, and that means it's time for brackets. Every year, I spot brackets of best sandwiches, villains and more on the Internet to accompany NCAA brackets, but my favorite brackets are always the book ones.

Bones and All

E-Book Only

Explore our digital collections

I love the feel of a thick novel in my hand, but I'm also deeply attached to my Kindle, especially for trips. Here are some great books that DCPL owns only in e-book format, but are still totally worth picking up.   Bones and All by Camille DeAngelis

Omens

Fantasy Novels for Adults

More urban fantasy, paranormals, and mystery

As you might be able to tell from some of my other ReadFeed recommendations, I love fantasy and science fiction. I love how authors can use the new and unfamiliar to illuminate things about the way life is now. Here are some more fantasy novels I've read recently that I would happily recommend!  

The Haters

Road Trip!

Young adult novels about hitting the road

Road trips are part of the American mythos - think Steinbeck hitting the road with just his dog, or the Kerouac searching for something more. But they're not only for pretentious dudes! Here are some great teen novel about traveling by car, whether for joyful summer fun, for an undesired move, or to save the world.   The Haters by Jesse Andrews

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Singable Picture Books

more read-aloud and sing-along favorites

Singing is one of the most important ways to help children develop early literacy skills. In song, people slow down their speech, which makes it easier to hear the sounds in words. But also, singing is fun! Here are some of my favorite picture books which can be sung.    Baa Baa Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Primates as People

Books about families adopting primates

I read several books recently with themes about the differences and similarities between humans and other animals. I wanted to highlight some books that talk about the specific relationship between humans and our non-human primate cousins. There's a history of scientists experimenting on chimpanzees to help understand what makes our species so different from the rest of the animal kingdom, but these experiments often have a profound impact on the scientists - and non-scientists - involved.

Version Control

The Tournament of Books 2017

Every year, I get excited to fill out my brackets in March. However, more than basketball, I get excited about my book brackets! Last year, I highlighted some of my favorite books from past Tournament of Books, but this year I wanted to talk about some of my favorites from this year's contest. I haven't read them all yet - yes, librarians have to wait for holds, too, but here are some of my favorites of the ones I have read!  

Now & Ben

Picture Books About Inventing and Creating

Inventing, Designing, and Creating for a Young Audience

Here is a list of picture books about inventing and creating. These stories both stand on their own, but also will hopefully inspire you and your child's inner creative impulses! Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

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