Recommendations

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Bluebird, Bluebird Bluebird, Bluebird

by Attica Locke

Texas Ranger Darren Matthews holds so dearly the values of truth, justice and equity. He is a Ranger first and foremost, but his high standards and ideals are continuously challenged and tested as he attempts to solve two seemingly linked murders in a close-knit community that has many secrets. Racial discrimination and tension, and violence and hatred are embedded in the town of Lark, Texas, but… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services October 18, 2018
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

by Masashi Kishimoto

You may already know the story of Naruto, a young shinobi (or ninja). As a teen, he went through many trials to eventually become the most powerful ninja in his village called Hagata. Now Naruto has a son, Boruto. Boruto is not very happy that his dad is Hagata because it means his dad works a lot and is not around very much. He even misses important occasions like birthdays. But when Boruto… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services October 18, 2018
Pashmina Pashmina

by Nidhi Chanani

Teenager Priyanka has many questions about her family but her mom refuses to answer. Pri especially wants to know why her mother left her home in India—and Pri’s father—before she was born. The subject seems permanently closed until Pri finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in an old suitcase. When she puts it on, she is transported to the colorful India of her imagination,… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services October 18, 2018
I think I love you I think I love you

by Allison Pearson

In 1974, David Cassidy had the world’s biggest fan club, and Welsh friends Petra and Sharon were his biggest fans. Only 13, their ardor for 24-year-old David was their closest brush with true love. Meanwhile, young Bill took a job at a fan magazine answering letters as if he were David. By 1998 everyone’s lives have changed, but Petra discovers a letter that sends her on a quest to… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services September 27, 2018
Mortal Engines Mortal Engines

by Philip Reeve

In this dystopian world, cities compete with each other in a kind of social Darwinism. Cities are on wheels and the larger ones are gobbling up the smaller towns. London is one of the big bullies and is on the hunt. There have been rumors that there is still some green space out there in the world, but it is up to an outcast historian and a girl with a scarred face to save this world before… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services September 27, 2018
Not So Different Not So Different

by Shane Burcaw

Shane Burcaw was born with spinal muscular atrophy, which makes his muscles very weak. But Shane Burcaw is not defined by his disease as he so successfully demonstrates in this book. Humor, insight and a strength that belies his physical condition answer many questions people have who meet him for the first time. Shane’s superb writing, along with excellent photographs, will change the way… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services September 27, 2018
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If you have a La Grange library card, you can check out an iPad. Read or listen to some of the current best sellers, stream a video or an eMagazine, Don't have WiFi at home? Check out a hotspot too.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, September 06, 2018
Goodnight, Irene Goodnight, Irene

by Jan Burke

Former journalist, Irene Kelly, has settled uncomfortably into a new career in public relations when her life is shaken by the murder of her former colleague, O’Connor. Irene believes the murder resulted from an unsolved case that O’Connor resurrected annually, that of the body of a pregnant young woman found on the beach in 1955, missing hands and feet, for which O’Connor may… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services August 21, 2018
My Hero Academia My Hero Academia

by Kohei Horikoshi

Izuku Midoriya feels powerless. 80 percent of the world's population has superpowers known as “Quirks,” but Poor Izuku has no Quirk. This doesn't stop him from wanting to be a superhero and studying at U.A. High School, which specializes in developing powers. However, luck is on Izuku’s side when the greatest hero of all, named All Might, sees potential in Izuku and shares some… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services August 21, 2018
The City of Ember The City of Ember

by Jeanne DuPrau

Just over 200 years before the start of the book, The Builders write instructions for the citizens of Ember about how to escape their world. Friends Lina and Doon know that the increasingly common blackouts and supply shortages mean that they urgently need to find a way to save their city where all light comes from light bulbs and messages are carried across town by people. Lina stumbles across… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services August 21, 2018
Invitation to a Bonfire Invitation to a Bonfire

by Adrienne Celt

Zoya Andropova, a young girl without family and a recent refugee from the Soviet Union, struggles to fit in at a New Jersey boarding school during the 1920s. Zoya later becomes curator of the school’s exotic plant conservatory and leads a solitary existence until she falls for Russian author Leo Orlov, a married professor with elevated status. This artfully written noir is full of clever… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services July 26, 2018
Save the Date Save the Date

by Morgan Matson

Dum dum da dummm, it’s a wedding! Charlie’s older sister, Linnie, is getting married. Charlie can’t wait to get the family together one last time before their parents sell the family home and she heads to college. It’s been forever since the five siblings have been together at one time. It’s going to be a perfect weekend…or so she thinks! The chaos that… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 26, 2018
The Serpent's Secret The Serpent's Secret

by Sayantani DasGupta

On the morning of her 12th birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular 6th grader living in New Jersey. That is until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories, including how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and that she comes from a secret place not of this world. An excellent… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services July 26, 2018
The Darkest Minds The Darkest Minds

by Alexandra Bracken

Ruby is a survivor. Unlike most kids in the United States who died from disease, Ruby lived. She now has special powers that she can’t control. The government sent her to a “rehabilitation camp,” but they can’t keep her down. She manages to escape and finds an entire group of teens who have powers too. Read the dystopian novel now and catch the movie being released on… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 26, 2018
In my heart : a book of feelings In my heart : a book of feelings

by Jo Witek

Happy, brave, heartbroken, shy—In My Heart explores them all. The book follows a small, vibrant child as she describes many different feelings through metaphors and colorful illustrations. With lyrical but direct language, it is a book for anyone—of any age—who is seeking to recognize and articulate their emotions. Kids will connect to the main character as she calmly floats… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services July 26, 2018