College Club’s Annual Book Sale

Come peruse the wide variety of books at College Club’s Annual Book Sale at Somerville Elementary School. Browse beautiful coffee table books, children’s books, cooking, art, gardening and design books, large print books, curio books, special 1st Editions, signed books, books on tape, CDs, movies, and, of course, hundreds of mysteries, novels, current best sellers in hard […]

10 Books You Should Read with Your Preschooler

Melissa Saunders, Director of West Side Nursery School, shares her favorite books for preschoolers. Reading to or with your child is a special part of the day. While the ritual can provide calm before bedtime, it is always an opportunity to ignite conversation, observation and imagination.  I have tried to include both classics and newer stories on this […]

What I’m Listening to Now

What to listen to in the car or on the treadmill Ever had an idea that you thought could make you millions? If you’re looking for some inspiration to go after that dream,you’ll love listening to these wildly successful entrepreneurs tell their stories of how the persevered and achieved their dreams. In the NPR podcast series “How They Built This,” Guy Raz […]

35 Books You Said You’d Read Again

Summer is here and if you’re like us, you’re looking for a good summer read for the pool or beach. So we asked our readers to name books that they loved so much they’d read them again. Have one to add? Let us know!  Here are books we’d read again: 1. To Kill a Mockingbird 2. The […]

20 of Our Favorite Kids’ Books on Tape

Our Favorite Books on Tape: • Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (If you are going to read these, start at the beginning, don’t start with Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe • Wonder by R. J. Palacio • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl • […]

The Goldfinch

I am a slow reader. I don’t even want to admit how long it took me to read this book. Let’s just say, it’s gone on several vacations with me–the book got around. Why did it take me so long? Well, first of all, it’s 800 pages. and I remember when I picked it up […]

Bill Gates Shares His 10 Favorite Books

Have you ever played the game where you ask someone what 10 books they would bring with them if they were stranded on a desert island? My list constantly changes except for a few of my all-time  favorites. Would I want classics, humor, or maybe a dummy’s guide to surviving on an island alone? Below is Bill Gate’s 10 […]

Can Your Kids Take a Vacation from Electronics?

As various electronic devices are more readily available to kids (and at an increasingly younger age), good old-fashioned reading has become a lost art. Challenge your kids (and maybe yourself as well) to take a vacation from your devices and check out some books instead.


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