Surf’s up on Christmas Day
New lyrics for a beloved Christmas song.
Bob Dylan turns book writer
A captivating combination of music and text.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand…Songs?
A delightful new character has entered the world of picture books.
A Book That Has It All
Historical Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Family, Music, Art, Culture...
Luke, a gifted young musician, falls in with a local gang after his father dies.
That’s What I’d Do
Adam of the Road
Life in thirteenth century England comes alive in this Newbery Medal winner.
A beautiful story of friendship, of heroism, of art, music, culture and creativity all threaded together in one amazing adventure.
Anna Maria’s Gift
A young girl suffers loss and learns forgiveness.
A Certain Music
This is one of those special stories that brings heart into history, giving new poignancy to something you’ve known a long time.
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|highly recommended: you must read this!
recommended: age-appropriate and entertaining
acceptable: not outstanding but not problematic
some reservations: contains potentially problematic scenes or concepts
not recommended: not appropriate for intended readers