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    Rick Riordan Presents

    If you haven’t heard of the popular author Rick Riordan, now may be the time to start listening. In September 2016 Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, announced through Publisher’s Weekly that he would be creating an imprint with Disney in response to commonly asked questions like “Will you be writing…

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  • A Conversation with Sarah Weeks

    A Conversation with Sarah Weeks

    Sarah Weeks is the author of Save Me a Seat (co-written by Gita Varadarajan) and Pie, two Sunshine State Young Readers Award favorites. Sarah is the author of 55 books for children and teens, including So B. It, which was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and was adapted into a major motion picture. Weeks…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: December

    December is the perfect time to reminisce on the many great things we’ve accomplished throughout the year, including the many books that have been read. After a long day of fun-filled holiday activities, pour some of your favorite hot cocoa and snuggle up with some of this month’s recommended stories. Happy Holidays from the Orange County…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: November

    We all have plenty to be grateful for; from family and friends to our favorite books. This holiday season while your stomachs are full make time to spend together with your loved ones and snuggle up with some of our picks for this month’s Book Buzz. Happy reading! (Ages 1-3) I Know An Old Lady Who…

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    Book Buzz Recommendations: October

    From pumpkin seeds to pumpkins turning green, this month's featured books are sure to bring some spooky fun for readers of all ages. Visit your local library for some fang-tastic reads!

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  • Twisted Picture Books

    Twisted Picture Books

    Picture books are a requisite for any child. Sweet, funny, charming, with pigeons, bears, big red dogs and more, there’s something for everyone. But what about those picture books that aren’t quite what you expected? The ones that make you go “WHAT DID I JUST READ?” Here’s a list of those books.  Dillweed’s Revenge: A…

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    A Conversation with Kelly Barnhill

    Newbery award-winning author Kelly Barnhill kicks off the Orange County Library System’s Sunshine State Author Series with an author event on October 18 at our Winter Garden Branch, followed by a writing workshop at the library’s Alafaya Branch on October 19. Library staff member Mira Tanna got a few minutes with her recently to ask…

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