top of page
  • Lakeland Public Library

March 2024 Check Me Out!



WELCOME TO THE HYUNAM-DONG BOOKSHOP

By Hwang Bo-reum

Quitting her job and divorcing her husband, Yeong-Ju, in a leap of faith, opens the Hyunam-dong Bookshop and welcomes new friends and visitors to her circle, builds an inviting space for hurt and lost souls to rest, heal, and learn how to write their own stories.


THE LITTLE WARTIME LIBRARY

By Kate Thompson

In 1944 London, librarian Clara Button creates an underground library and shelter, but, as the war drags on, finds her determination to remain strong in the face of adversity tested to the limit when it may come at the price of keeping those closest to her alive.


THE WISHING GAME

By Meg Shaffer

Years ago, a reclusive megabestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he resurfaces with a brand-new book and a one-of-a-kind competition, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this absorbing and whimsical novel.


THE NEIGHBOR FAVOR

By Kristina Forest

Enlisting the help of her new neighbor to find a date for her sister’s wedding, not realizing he is her favorite fantasy author—the very same one who ghosted her months ago—aspiring children’s book author Lily Greene finds this simple favor between them becoming anything but.


WHY WE READ

By Shannon Reed

In this uproarious exploration of the joys of reading, a long-time teacher, lifelong reader and The New Yorker contributor shares surprising stories from her life and the poignant ways in which books have impacted her students and shows us how literature can transform us for the better.


THE BOOKSHOP MICE

By Robert Starling

Astrid is a bookshop mouse, but when she tells her new classmates about her astromouse mom and the incredible adventures she has with her dad, they don’t believe her. Only a visit to The Book Nook will show them what they’re missing.


WHERE IS OUR LIBRARY?

By Josh Funk

Patience and Fortitude, the illustrious lion statues that guard the New York Public Library’s Schwarzman Building, venture into the children’s room one night only to find that all the books are gone, and they proceed to search all over the city before finding their favorite books in a surprising new home.


NO BUDDY LIKE A BOOK

By Allan Wolf

There are a billion ways a book can make a great buddy. No matter how they may be consumed, they give readers of every background an opportunity to expand their world and spark their imagination.


HELP WANTED, MUST LOVE BOOKS

By Janet Summer

Johnson Shailey loves bedtime, especially reading with her dad. But her dad starts a new job, and it gets in the way of their bedtime routine. So Shailey takes action! She fires her dad, posts a Help Wanted sign, and starts interviews immediately. She is thrilled when her favorite characters from fairytales line up to apply, but it’s not the same. Is bedtime ruined forever?


HOW THIS BOOK WAS MADE

By Mac Barnett

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don’t. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How’d it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.

Comments


bottom of page