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2012 Children’s Room Favorites – Nonfiction

Our final list of favorites focuses on one of hottest area of children’s publishing in 2012 – nonfiction. Check out our fiction favorites for younger readers and older readers as well! Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin Sheinkin is a master of page-turning narrative […]

December 26th, 2012

MVPL Staff Picks: Best Books of 2012

It’s time. We’ve given you the best books of 2012 from the NY Times, the Washington Post, Book Riot, and many more. Now the staff of the Mill Valley Public Library are ready to announce their favorite books published in 2012 for your reading delight. MVPL Staff Favorites of 2012 Fiction: San Miguel by T.C. […]

December 20th, 2012
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2012 Children’s Room Favorites – For Older Readers

Everybody’s putting together their ‘best of 2012’ lists and so, not to be left out, we in the Children’s Room have put together our lists of favorites. This week, we’re looking at books for older readers and we’ll be looking at nonfiction next week. We picked our favorites for younger readers last week. Drama by […]

December 20th, 2012

Book Riot’s Best Books of 2012

Book Riot is a stylishly hip website dedicated to reviewing and discussing books and all things connected to books. Their tagline, “always books. Never boring” sums up the general tone of the website–a mixture of humor, a bit of boisterous swagger, and a love for all things literary. Each week, they feature an article aptly […]

December 13th, 2012

2012 Children’s Room Favorites – For Younger Readers

We’re heading into book awards season so, not to be left out, we in the Children’s Room have put together our list of favorites. This week, we’re looking at books for younger readers and we’ll be looking at books for older readers and nonfiction over the next two weeks. Bear Has a Story to Tell […]

December 12th, 2012

For High School Students: The Best Way to Prepare for Finals and Stuff About Robbing Banks

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who came to the First Thursday: Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt. If you haven’t seen pictures from the event, you can check them out here. Next up: Late Night Study Hall 12/18, 12/19 & 12/20 from 9-11 PM Finals week is fast approaching, and you know what that means–Late Night […]

December 11th, 2012


There is always a flurry (ha ha) of excitement when we bring out the holiday books: for book lovers returning to our favorite holiday books is one of the great traditions of the season. Christmas and Hanukkah books can be anything from inspired to insipid. Many Christmas books retell classic stories–The Night Before Christmas, Twelve […]

December 5th, 2012