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01/26/2021 - 6:30pm

Stephen Shaskan, PIZZA AND TACO: BEST PARTY EVER! - Virtual Launch Party!
Join us for the BEST PARTY EVER to celebrate the launch of the second book in local author Stephen Shaskan's Pizza and Taco series, Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! This time around Pizza and Taco are bored, so they decide to throw an awesome party! What could possibly go wrong?...

01/28/2021 - 6:30pm


Red Balloon Bookshop invites you to a virtual celebration of The In-Between, the latest novel from local author Rebecca K. S. Ansari! Join the author and special guest author Anne Ursu for a discussion of this dark, twisty adventure about two kids who discover a hundred-year-old unsolved mystery, and all things Middle Grade! Rebecca and Anne...

02/10/2021 - 10:30am

Love (and teapots!) are in the air in the third picture book in the Bear and Spider series written and illustrated by Jacob Grant—Bear Meets Bear! Join us for a virtual storytime, learn how to draw Bear and Spider, and ask Jacob Grant your questions!

Jacob Grant is originally from Ohio, but now lives with his wife in a very windy city in Illinois. Day and...

Take a look at a few new books we love
Click on "Staff Favorites" above to see a longer list

Picture Books

A beautifully illustrated catalog of many of the tiny, quotidian firsts that happen during a year. First waffles, first green in the gray, first sunburn, and so many more. Following a little girl and her brother as they make their way through the seasons, A Year of Everyday Wonders is as wonderful as the title suggests it might be—a little funny, a little poignant, and entirely charming.
—Lily (RBB Staff)

Middle Grade

Foster kids Morgan and Eli are not settling in well to their new living situation: they struggle in school, they don't get along very well, and their white foster parents don't understand the complexities of their Indigenous background. After a disastrous dinner, they discover a doorway in the attic of their foster home that leads to a world that's been suffering from a never-ending winter, inhabited by bipedal and talking animals that need Morgan and Eli's help to bring back the seasons. Funny, thrilling, and thought-provoking, this book is great for those who loved Narnia and would like to explore a new and diverse fantasy series.
—Gigi (RBB Staff)

Young Adult

Lore draws you in, chews you up, and spits you out along with the Titans of old. I was immediately pulled into Lore's world, the harsh reality that she's faced with, and the tough decisions she needs to make for herself and her friends. Add together endless action peppered with flashbacks, venturing through NYC (which was like a character on its own), and a twist I didn't see coming and it equals a thrilling must-read for Greek mythology fans!
—Jaya (RBB Staff)

CW: sexual assault of a minor, violence involving children


In a year when cookbooks hogged the spotlight, this wonderful collection of homegrown recipes has been overlooked--until now! Need a new tater-tot hot dish recipe, or want to indulge a craving for hot fudge pudding cake? Dive into this entertaining cookbook for some yummy dishes and wonderful stories about life in this neck of the woods. Think of it as comfort-food therapy!
— Barb (RBB Staff)

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