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In our family, we have a number of dietary restrictions to juggle when we plan holiday menus. This take on mashed potatoes can be made a variety of ways to cater to everyone's food needs for a filling and delicious side dish. more

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Ever wanted to try your hand at writing a poem, essay, story, or novel? Well, no time like the present, because November is National Novel Writing Month. more

National Comic Book Day is September 25. Join the celebration and the current comic craze by reading a graphic novel this fall, which may feature animals, kids, teens, or superheroes more

When Shark Week is not enough, take a bite out of these books featuring the sometimes fearsome, sometimes fearless, and sometimes friendly fish. more

To the Stars: The First American Woman to Walk in Space

Charlesbridge Publishing

Astronauts and spaceship and asteroids, oh my! Let your imagination take flight with these space age reads. more

Ring in the New Year by welcoming the newborns of 2017. You’ll find babies galore in the books below! more

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Apple cider, changing leaves, and the start of a new school year – embrace the signs of autumn with this cornucopia of books! more

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This author of over 20 books is also a wife, mother, grandmother, Newbery Medal winner, international traveler, and sports fan. Fortunately for us, she settled in the Rochester area so we can call her our own. Welcome, Linda Sue Park! more

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She’s an amateur photographer, Rochester native, and the award-winning author of more than thirty books for kids and teens. You may have met her at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival, or other literary events more

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The Rochester Children’s Book Festival kicked off its 19th year on November 7, 2015. Whether you got in on the action or missed it this time around, check out these books written and illustrated by the stellar lineup. more

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​Born the day World War II ended, this resident of Pittsford, NY has traveled the world and returned to her home state where she bird-watches, hikes, swims, and writes. Meet Robin Pulver, picture book author extraordinaire. more

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Susan lives in western New York with her husband, dogs, cats, horses, and chickens, so it is no surprise that she writes about animals. Read on for more about this local author and illustrator. more

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Born in Fort Hood, Texas and raised in upstate New York, this author, educator, and science junky has worked as a science educator in South Carolina, in Oregon, and while floating on a research ship over the Pacific Ocean. more

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Hispanic American Heritage Month kicks off on September 15th! Read some books that feature Hispanic characters, authors, and illustrators to honor those who have helped make our country what it is today. more

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Summer Reading is here! Stop by your local library to sign up for this free program, and read books that tie into the New York State themes of Every Hero Has a Story (ages birth-12) and Unmask! (ages 13-18). Need suggestions? Move over, Frankenstein. more

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The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) is celebrating its tenth year on May 16th! Get ready for this huge event with over thirty authors by checking out some of their books. For more information on TBF, visit www.teenbookfestival.org. more

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Who’s the man behind the YA thrillers You, Fall From Grace, and Cold Calls? He’s the same guy who works for an advertising company by day, plays sax in Some Ska Band by night, and MCs the opening author panel at the Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest. more

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Is truth stranger than fiction? Find out with these books about real people who left their mark on America! more

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Welcoming a new baby or child into a home is an exciting time! Celebrate families of all shapes and sizes with these books featuring adopted children. more

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What's Old is New Again -- The New Year will bring a fresh selection of children’s books to the shelves – but don’t miss out on these gems from 2014! more

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