Our new resident librarian has put together a list of picture books and discussions she recommends for students. She also shares how to use Alexandria's Bulletins to engage students, parents, and teachers about what she's reading.
In Clive Barker’s Abarat, readers meet 16-year-old Candy Quackenbush, a small-town girl with an alcoholic father and weak-willed mother. Candy knows there are more interesting places out there and longs for something weird. When Candy meets the John brothers, a creature with 1 body and 8 heads, she brings the […]
Guest Post by Mia Seventeen-year-old Kestrel lives in an empire where adulthood offers only two choices: get married or join the military. Her father, a general, expects her to choose the latter path, while certain eligible young men hope for the former. Kestrel desires neither. One day while wandering the […]
For children coming into adulthood in the United Commonwealth, being chosen as a Testing candidate for the University—where all the future leaders, inventors, and scientists are trained— has no greater honor. Cia is thrilled when she is one of the chosen, especially since no one from her colony has […]
10-year-old Karl Lion (called Rusky) spends most of his days on a sofa-bed. When he finds out he doesn’t have long to live, his only comfort is in the tales told to him by his beloved older brother, Jonathan (called Lionheart for his bravery). The tales are of Nangiyala, […]