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I firmly believe audiobooks are books, all dogs are good dogs, and that I can help you find some books (or graphic novels, or audiobooks) that you’ll love, too. As a youth librarian, it’s no surprise that I have a deep love of picture books and graphic novels and helping even new readers find books they’ll connect with. I love books with rich worldbuilding and characters I want to meet, be, or vanquish! Favorite adult and teen genres include:
epic and urban fantasy,
character-driven sci fi,
well-researched and/or funny historical and contemporary romance,
non-fiction that feels like storytelling rather than a college lecture.
I love books that are “mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors,” reflecting our own lives or giving glimpses into experiences different than our own.
Picture books showing characters disrupting stereotypical gender binary roles, showing boys exhibiting emotional literacy, featuring female animals not coded with stereotypical clothing or behavior, and characters in jobs outside stereotypical gender roles.
Excited? Nervous? Anxious? Grown-up? Great books to give incoming kindergartners an idea of what to expect when starting school and suggestions for handling some common emotions, fears, and situations.
“Wordless book” sounds like a contradiction. But wordless books use illustrations to tell a story, with very few or even no words included with the pictures. Believe it or not, they can actually be a...