Test Book A Day

Welcome to Book-a-Day, your place to connect with your Youth Services Staff, learn about what we’re reading and loving, and build your own piles of good things to read.

You’ll see a different book showcased every day. You can search previous books by staff member, age range or category. Look for book-a-day displays when you visit your local library, and please come see us to tell us what books you’re excited about!

Today’s Book

Being Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Being Toffee

Alison runs away from home and finds refuge in what she thought was an abandoned house.  Marla, the elderly owner who suffers from dementia, confuses Alison for her old friend Toffee, and Alison goes along with the charade. But a friendship, especially one based on a con, may not be enough to keep them safe.

TitleAge RangeAuthor IllustratorContentDateStaff ReviewerResource Linkcategories_hfilter
Being ToffeeTeenSarah Crossan

Alison runs away from home and finds refuge in what she thought was an abandoned house.  Marla, the elderly owner who suffers from dementia, confuses Alison for her old friend Toffee, and Alison goes along with the charade. But a friendship, especially one based on a con, may not be enough to keep them safe.

12/13/2021Tamar Clarkewcls.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S150C516132book-of-the-day
How to Find a FoxKidsAuthor: Kate Gardner, Illustrator: Ossi Saarinen

Part hunt & find, part photo essay, this investigation into the nature of foxes instructs and delights in equal measure. Readers discover fox facts and feelings through spare, playful text and absolutely transcendent photography.

12/12/2021Thom Barthelmesswcls.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S150C568962book-of-the-day
The BridgeTeenBill Konigsberg, Bill Konigsberg

Two suicidal teens meet on a bridge.  There are four different outcomes to this start of the book, and each story captures not just how each of the main characters handle the situation, but also their parents and friends respond.  Candid and powerful, this is a story you won’t soon forget.  

12/11/2021Tamar Clarkewcls.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S150C518478book-of-the-day