Monday, November 27, 2023

Staff Recommendations, Week of November 28, 2023

We've got two new books to recommend for you this week from the kids department - the YA and picture book shelves, to be specific.

First, from Oli Schmitz, it's a YA romance novel entitled Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher, great for ages 14 and up. Oli says: "Gwen & Art Are Not in Love is a fun, campy, betrothed-enemies-to-allies romp in an alternate medieval England, full of witty banter and genuine emotion. Though grounded in a historical setting (an imagined, post-Arthurian Camelot), the story has a timeless coming-of-age feel, featuring two queer teenagers learning to navigate their place in the world. Lex Croucher infuses their characters' voices with modern language and humor, adding relatability and subtle commentary to the narrative. This is a perfect YA romcom, with romantic escapades, found family, and a heartwarming journey toward self-acceptance. I adore Gwen and Art!"

From Jen Steele, a recommendation for the picture book A Pack of Your Own, written and illustrated by Maria Nilsson Thore, Maria Nilsson Thore and translated from the Swedish by Annie Prime. Great for ages 4 and up. Jen says: "I'm a sucker for doggie picture books so naturally I had to read A Pack of Your Own, and I'm so glad I did! It's a wonderful picture book about friendship with delightful illustrations. A perfect picture book to give that friend who matches your weird."

And those are the recs. We'll see you next time (in December, whoa!), and until then read on!

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