Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for August 20th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/08/19

    Angela Crocker’s ‘Digital Legacy Plan’ illustrated the best practices for online memorials, expressing grief via social media, and digital etiquette in death.   A teen slacker finds video game heaven only to be frustrated by nosy parents, demanding friends and an unwelcomed beaver in Gordon Korman’s ‘Level 13.’   StoryTime and Baby LapTime


At the Library for August 13th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/08/12

  In ‘Wolfpack,’ two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion presents a powerful and uplifting message to girls and women on how they can change the world.   Student wizards come together to help each other solve a murderous plot in Tamora Pierce’s ‘Tempests and Slaughter.’   StoryTime and Baby LapTime are both


At the Library for August 7th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/08/06

    ‘The Master Plan’ is Chris Wilson’s story of how—after being sentenced to life in prison—he was able to convince a judge to give him a second chance.   Pamela Williams explains how easy it is to take unwanted toys and turn them into cool experiments and inventions in her latest book ‘Remixing Toys.’


At the Library for July 30th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/07/29

    Terry Gainer charts his life growing up and then growing old at the Banff Railway Station in his new book ‘When Trains Ruled The Rockies.’   Claire Eamer explains to younger readers how the shrinking of the world’s glaciers us revealing a goldmine of new archaeological findings; giving new insights into how animals


At the Library for July 23rd, 2019

Last Updated 2019/07/22

    Keith G. Powell tells the fascinating story of Jimmy Peever–Kimberley’s famed one-armed goalie and baseball player–in his brand new novel ‘In the Shadow of Elephants.’   David Hockey documents the long history of images from cave paintings to computer graphics in his latest book ‘A History of Pictures for Children.’   StoryTime and


At the Library for July 16th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/07/15

    Jeff Guinn examines the summer road trips taken by Henry Ford and Thomas Edison in his latest book ‘The Vagabonds.’   Van Ho tells her story about being left behind by her family during the Vietnam War in her autobiography for younger readers titled ‘Too Young to Escape.’   StoryTime and Baby LapTime


At the Library for July 9th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/07/08

    Psychologist Lisa Damour’s ‘Under Pressure’ examines the unique stresses teenage girls continue to face in today’s world, and what parents can do to help them through these challenges.   Rob Laidlaw explores bat conservation efforts by children around the world in ‘Bat Citizens.’   StoryTime and Baby LapTime are both on hiatus until


At the Library for July 2nd, 2019

Last Updated 2019/06/30

    David R. Gillham imagines what life have been like for Anne Frank had she lived in his latest novel ‘Annelies.’   Shelley Hrdlitschka documents the life and adventures of Grouse Mountain grizzly bear cubs Coola and Grinder in her brightly illustrated book ‘The Grizzly.’   StoryTime and Baby LapTime are both on hiatus


At the Library for June 25th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/06/24

    Ian Frisch describes the experience of joining an underground and secretive group of international magicians in his latest book ‘Magic is Dead.’   Ann Eriksson urges young readers to explore just why the ocean matters so much in her brightly illustrated book ‘Dive In.”   StoryTime and Baby LapTime are both on hiatus


At the Library for June 18th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/06/17

    Barry Strauss looks at the 4 centuries of the Roman Empire through ten of its leaders in his latest book ‘Ten Caesars.’   Hugo invites a tribe of sasquatches to take refuge in his cave in Ellen Potter’s ‘The Squatchicorns.’   StoryTime and Baby LapTime are both on hiatus until September.   The