Archive for April, 2017

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

April 12, 2017

guernseyI loved this audiobook! The cast of narrators were amazing and, although I started out doubtful that the correspondences would be able to carry my interest through an entire novel, the unique format totally kept me wanting more. Hard to get out of the car at the end of my commute with the thought that I might be missing out on something going on in 1946 Guernsey!

Find in Wiggin’s catalog:
Print Edition
Large Print Edition

Also on Libby/Overdrive

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

April 6, 2017

[Sam] Peppi Torres’ plan to survive her first day of middle school is to be boring and invisible. But that plan shatters when she trips over Jaime Thompson in the hallway and everyone starts calling her his “nerder girlfriend”. And how does Peppi react? She pushes Jamie and runs away. What a nightmare! So of course Peppi’s after-school art club finds itself at war with Jaime’s science club. Will Peppi ever overcome her embarrassment and apologize to Jamie? Will the feud between Art club and Science club destroy the school? Find it Here

This awesome graphic novel creates a vivid picture of the ups and downs of life in middle school. It’s funny and relatable. I’d recommend this book to readers who enjoy Raina Telgemeier‘s graphic novels. And if you enjoy this book checkout Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson


The Pruning Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask by Lewis Hill, Penny O’Sullivan

April 5, 2017



Very helpful! I started knowing little about pruning, and I have a new large garden to care for at my new home. I feel much more confident about the process thanks to this handbook– it explains pruning in the context of plant structure and growth in a way that beginners can wrap their head around while also going into the details that can back up more experienced gardeners, landscapers, and arborists.

I got this out from the library over the winter (available here) and am going to buy a copy to hang onto for easy reference this spring. A bonus– the author is one of our library trustees here at Wiggin! She is so helpful and always willing to answer questions from our community.

Also available on Hoopla!


Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

April 4, 2017

[Sam] This is a wonderful middle grade book that radiates hope and love even in the midst of trying circumstances.The main character Amina starts out as a shy girl who lives very much within her comfort zone. She loves music but refuses to sing in public. She enjoys Sunday school at her mosque but is embarrassed to recite Arabic in class. However, the arrival of a new family member, changes within her friend group, and a tragedy in her community might just bring out a whole new side to Amina. I loved how thoughtfully Amina’s family and community were described. I felt I learned new things about Pakistani-American culture, but also found a lot I could relate to within these characters. I highly recommend it.  Find it Here