YA Spotlight (7/12/21)

This YA Spotlight takes a look at a moving story about love, loss, and coin tosses; Jessica Darling’s drama-filled senior year; and the trade paperback edition of eight boys stranded in the middle of the sea left to fight for survival. WHERE IT ALL LANDS by Jennie Wexler “A coin flip creates two different timelines […]

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Day’s YA: SLOPPY FIRSTS & SECOND HELPINGS

SLOPPY FIRSTS by Megan McCafferty9781250781796Available now Ages 13 – 18 SECOND HELPINGS by Megan McCafferty9781250781819Available July 6, 2021 Ages 13 – 18E-galley available on Edelweiss In this Day’s YA two-for-one, we’re talkin’ up the first two books (now newly reissued) in the hilarious, beloved, and one-of-a-kind, Jessica Darling series. In SLOPPY FIRSTS, Jessica is devastated. […]

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YA Spotlight (5/3/21)

This YA spotlight features a sweeping debut that takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and the chance to fall in love with Jessica Darling’s hilarious voice all over again. HURRICANE SUMMER by Asha Bromfield 2 starred reviews! “The one thing 18-year-old Tilla knows to be true is that, when it comes to her father, […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (4/8/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! The first book of the beloved Jessica Darling series is back for a new generation of fans in Megan McCafferty’s SLOPPY FIRSTS. Watch Emily’s full video here. A young woman comes into her own amidst sex, drugs, and rock n […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/8/21)

In this week’s Happy Half Hour, we discuss a breakdown of social injustices facing marginalized citizens, an inspector investigating a brutal murder in Northern China, a standalone thriller about a teacher in an isolated village, and the first book in the fresh and funny Jessica Darling series. HOW WE CAN WIN: Race, History and Changing […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (4/24/20)

Welcome to Week 4 of Mac Lib From Home, our new fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Emily’s totally fresh video took us back to the 90’s with Megan McCafferty’s YA coming-of-age romp, THE MALL. Watch her full video here. Samantha and the adorable pup Austin talked cults, music, and family with Mikel […]

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Day’s YA: THE MALL

Samantha is back with another Day’s YA guest post, and this time she’s coming at ya with a nostalgic ode to the 90s! THE MALL by Megan McCafferty9781250209955Available July 28, 2020 from Wednesday BooksAges 13 – 18Available to download as an e-galley on Edelweiss Got Mono? Check.Fired from your dream job? Check.Parents splitting up? Check. […]

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A Message from Talia: 5 Happy Books

Last Friday around 3:00 PM, and after a particularly difficult week, I asked the department for their 5 “happy” books. As usual, I’m breaking my own rules and instead of listing books, below are the top 5 things that make me happy…  Talia The way my dog reacts when my husband gets home from work Weekend naps […]

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ALA MW 2020 Book Buzz Theater Recap (1/26/20)

Don’t let #ALALeftBehind get you down! If you weren’t able to come to our title presentation during ALA Midwinter 2020 last week, here are all the exciting forthcoming Adult + YA titles we talked about! Adult LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HCTHE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon| 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 […]

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Free Library of Philadelphia Book Buzz Recap (1/23/20)

This past week took us to the City of Brotherly Love for ALA Midwinter 2020! While we were there, we had the pleasure of buzzing about these upcoming Adult + YA titles: ADULT LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HC THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon | 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 | […]

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