Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, email@example.com, 202-707-1950.
Like any human toddler, a baby beluga whale actively and enthusiastically explores his world. With dreamy illustrations and no more than seven words per two-page spread, this gentle book provides a perfect bedtime reading experience for very young children.
Ellie's grandfather is a teenager, again. Even more humorous than dealing with newfound everlasting youth are the struggles of attending middle school. Science and philosophy on life and death are seamlessly woven into this lighthearted tale.
Lonely and misunderstood because of her obsessive behaviors and unconventional interest in homonyms, Rose finds welcome companionship with the dog her father brings home—and her tenacity and sense of fairness ultimately triumph.
At sixteen, formerly inseparable twins Noah and Jude have stopped speaking to each other after a horrific accident. Their alternating voices tell how they begin to heal by sharing their lives and art again. A powerful story of sibling love and rivalry.
Cadence struggles to remember what happened her fifteenth summer two years ago when an accident occurred to change everything on her wealthy family’s private island off of Cape Cod. A captivating mystery.
An eclectic cast of characters, each with their own unique magical talent link like puzzle pieces in the space above the Lost Luggage Emporium. Mouthwatering cake recipes, lyrical descriptive language, and wistful humor make this adventure worth the telling.
Billy Miller fears not being smart enough for second grade after a summer bump on his head. Appropriate emotional nuances in Billy’s encounters with his parents, sister, teacher, and classmates help Billy’s father’s pronouncement that this is Billy’s year come true.
Kate Winslet's animated narration has listeners cheering for precocious Matilda and booing at mean Miss Trunchbull. Winslet thoroughly captures ever character in one of the best audios ever produced. Another newly-released Penguin audio by Roald Dahl features Derek Jacobi in a superb narration of George's Marvelous Medicine.
“Be eleven” advises Delphine’s long-distance mother while Delphine and her sisters cope at home in Brooklyn. Snappy dialogue and the girls’ jaunty personalities coupled with rich characters—Pa, his new girlfriend, and Uncle Darnell home from Vietnam—capture rhythms of the 1960s.