Scowler, by Daniel Kraus. Ry’s father is a monster. Ry worries he may be one too. But it can take something monstrous to protect you from a monster, and what’s inside Ry might just be able to do the trick. The writing is gorgeous; the story, traumatizing. For the true connoisseur of horror.


Out of the Easy

Out of the Easy

Out of the Easy, by Ruta Sepetys. Beautiful writing, strong characters, vivid images. Great for older readers (adult crossover appeal!) as the character is an older teen, a year out of high school trying to figure out her future while trying to also solve a mystery.

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday

dancers among us

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday, by Jordan Matter. Dancers, photographers, and storytellers will all appreciate this book. Australian photographer Matter worked with dancers from around the world to produce joyful, stunning, improbable, artful and provocative images, all in everyday settings and garb – to produce images that are anything but everyday!