A Book That Has It All
Historical Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Family, Music, Art, Culture...
I, Juan de Pareja
A sensitive fictional account of the life of Juan de Pareja, slave of the painter Velaszquez.
Walls Within Walls
Moving to a new home can be challenging, especially if there is a mystery imbedded in the walls of your new bedroom.
Dave, the Potter
Another Caldecott winner...
Exiled art from London's National Gallery transforms a small Welsh village in Frank Cottrell Boyce's quirky novel.
The Painting That Wasn’t There
Beginning readers who love mysteries are in for a treat.
A Nest for Celeste
A mouse encounters many challenges as she searches for a new home.
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