Brianna Schneider, Children's Specialist

WHAT KIND OF A READER WERE YOU AS A CHILD? 

I vividly remember my older sister surprising me on my 6th birthday by coming home from college with a copy of "Eloise" by Kay Thomspson. I spent hours reading the book and imagining myself living in the Plaza Hotel. I loved her adventures with Weenie her dog,  Skipperdee her turtle and her special relationship with Nanny. It's a classic that stands the test of time.

My sister continued to introduce me to children's classics, including some of my favorite children's books like "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell, "Boxcar Children" by Gertrude Chandler Warner, and "A Cricket in Times Square" by George Seldon. My favorite adult books include "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson, "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel and "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks.

WHAT'S ON YOUR TBR LIST RIGHT NOW?

I am always happiest surrounded by books. My nightstand, bookshelves and floor are full of books I "must read" someday.  The book I am determined to read is "These Truths: A History of the United States" by Jill Lapore. Everyone could use an American history refresher. I also love the idea of reading a biography of every U.S. president but that might have to wait until life slows down.

Book Recommendations: 
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708275
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - July 11th, 2000

Waiting for Eden Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 3rd, 2019

The Glass Room: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590513965
Availability: Backordered
Published: Other Press - October 20th, 2009

Life of Pi Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156027328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2003

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307386717
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Published: Anchor - October 24th, 2017

We Are Okay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142422939
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Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2019

Long Way Down Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

Lincoln's Grave Robbers (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338290134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 11th, 2018

Full of Beans Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553510386
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - April 10th, 2018

The Night Gardener Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481439787
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016