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The Lion in the Living Room on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm

Author Abigail Tucker joins us on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm for a discussion of her new book, "The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World". About the book: A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts. House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the … [Read More...]

the-lion-in-the-living-room-9781476738239

The Lion in the Living Room on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm

Author Abigail Tucker joins us on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm for a discussion of her new book, "The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World". About the book: A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts. House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the … [Read More...]

Millers Valley

Miller’s Valley

By Anna Quindlan (signed copies) Coming of age in a dwindling 1960s farming community in eastern Pennsylvania, Mimi struggles with profound family secrets and the pain of falling in love with the wrong person against a backdrop of dynamic historical periods. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Object Lessons. … [Read More...]

Hundred percent

Join the celebration of Karen Romano Young’s new book, “Hundred Percent”

Join us for a very special afternoon on Saturday August 27th at 4:00pm as we celebrate the release of Karen Romano Young's newest book, "Hundred Percent". We will celebrate with readings from her book performed by middle schoolers. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome! About the book: The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. In this utterly honest, equal parts funny and crushing, novel perfect for boys and … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Holiday Catalogue 2016

To see the full list of books in our 2016 Holiday Catalogue, please click HERE. We have put all the latest titles in one place for your holiday shopping. … [Read More...]

Best Children’s Books of 2016 on December 9th at 7:00pm

Robert Zupperoli presents a wrap-up of this year's best books for children and how they can best be utilized in a classroom. This slide show and book talk is for parents, educators and those of us who love the art of a fine book for the young. Light … [Read More...]

Cookie Swap with “Dorie’s Cookies” author Dorie Greenspan

What better way to celebrate Byrd's Book's 5th Birthday than with a COOKIE SWAP on Sunday December 11th at 2:00pm! Dorie Greenspan will discuss her new book, "Dorie's Cookies" in celebration of the day. If you bake cookies from the book to bring to … [Read More...]

Du Iz Tak?

By Carson Ellis Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden! With exquisitely-detailed illustrations that will appeal to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking "Bug" ... Du iz tak? What is that? … [Read More...]

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day

By Andrea Davis Pinkney Published to commemorate his 100th birthday, a celebration of the extraordinary life of Snowy Day creator Ezra Jack Keats, written by a Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, describes his impoverished childhood, World War II service and enduring influence on children's literature. … [Read More...]

One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You Off to Sleep

By Kenn Nesbitt A former Children's Poet Laureate presents a blockbuster collection of all-new poetry penned by some of the most beloved and celebrated poets of our timeùincluding Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Lemony Snicket, Jane Yolen and many moreùilluminated with dreamlike wit and whimsy by an award-winning, New York Times illustrator. … [Read More...]

Atlas Obscura

It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, … [Read More...]

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World

By Peter Wohlleben. Draws on up-to-date research and engaging forester stories to reveal how trees nurture each other and communicate, outlining the life cycles of "tree families" that support mutual growth, share nutrients and contribute to a resilient ecosystem. Illustrations. … [Read More...]

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

By Margot Lee Sheerly. An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes. … [Read More...]

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