LGBTQ

Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month!

  Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month! The Rainbow Book List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. The list is intended to aid youth in selecting high-quality books that were published between July 2015 and December 2016. The list […]

fiction, Libraries, Nonfiction

Best in Show: books to get you in the mood for the Westminster Dog Show

Calling all dog lovers! The Westminster Dog Show is Coming! Begins Monday, February 11 and ends at 11:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12 How many of you plan to watch the Westminster Dog Show this year?  Get ready for the big day by reading one of these recommended books. Included are books to help you… Continue reading Best in Show: books to get you in the mood for the Westminster Dog Show

Black History Month, Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity, fiction, historical fiction, History, Nonfiction

Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

The following are some of our favorite books for Black History Month (and anytime!). Some describe our different histories, while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by people of all backgrounds & ethnicities. We hope these suggestions serve to introduce you to what Black History Month is all about. Books for Children… Continue reading Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

Fantasy, fiction, Read-alikes, Science Fiction

Authors to try if you enjoy books by Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan was born James Oliver Rigney Jr. on October 17, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a B.S. in physics from The Citadel in 1974. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and won The Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. From… Continue reading Authors to try if you enjoy books by Robert Jordan

Read-alikes

Authors to read if you love James Patterson

James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the ''Alex Cross'', ''Michael Bennett'', ''Women's Murder Club'', ''Maximum Ride'', ''Daniel X'', ''NYPD Red'', ''Witch and Wizard'', and ''Private'' series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies… Continue reading Authors to read if you love James Patterson

Read-alikes

Authors to read if you love Jodi Picoult

Jodi Lynn Picoult (born May 19, 1966) is an American writer. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Currently approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages. Jodi Picoult writes wonderful stories of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations. If you enjoy her books, you may like the books… Continue reading Authors to read if you love Jodi Picoult

Read-alikes

Authors to read if you love John Grisham

John Ray Grisham Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American novelist, attorney, politician and activist, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He practiced criminal law… Continue reading Authors to read if you love John Grisham

Read-alikes

Authors to read if you love Victoria Thompson

Victoria Thompson is the Edgar(R) and Agatha award-nominated author of the Gaslight mysteries--including Murder on Union Square, Murder in the Bowery, Murder in Morningside Heights, and Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue--as well as numerous historical novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her family. If you love books by Victoria Thompson, then give the… Continue reading Authors to read if you love Victoria Thompson

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Authors to read if you love Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer is an American novelist who has written thirty books. She lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts, with her husband, Charles Walters. They have two children: Joshua Thayer and Samantha Wilde, who is also a novelist. Some of her books have been translated into Dutch, Italian, German, Danish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, o Swedish, Romanian, and… Continue reading Authors to read if you love Nancy Thayer

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Authors to read if you love Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including Girl Waits with Gun and the rest of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. The books are in development with Amazon Studios for a… Continue reading Authors to read if you love Amy Stewart