These recommendations come from Kate Sweeney, Library Director. Come in to check out one of these great books from Glatfelter Memorial Library.
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
Two cousins: one was the wife of a President, the other a daughter of a President. Both had a huge impact on the course of American politics, at a time when it was unusual for women to be so powerful. Alice was a Republican, Eleanor a Democrat—but their arguments went far beyond the political.
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
“Of all my many murders, committed for love and for better reasons, the first was the most important.” From the first sentence, it’s clear that Jane Steele is no proper Victorian lady. She’s a survivor—and ruthless, when she needs to be. Those who get in her way have a habit of meeting a dire end. While the storyline loosely parallels the classic Jane Eyre, readers won’t be able to predict Jane’s next move.
EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken! by Sally Warner
EllRay Jakes doesn’t try to get into trouble. In fact, he tries really hard to stay out of it. But when you’ve got the class bully breathing down your neck, staying out of trouble seems pretty impossible. And right now, EllRay has a lot to lose—he has to keep his behavior perfect all week or his father will cancel their trip to Disneyland. Relatable and endearing, EllRay Jakes is a character older elementary kids will love.