Author: Melanie Lyttle

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

September 20, 2017 |
  Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders–and the bigger Keep Reading »

5-Gallon Bucket Book

July 6, 2017 |
I’m not normally a big DIY kind of person, but this title piqued my attention. I suppose that is because I am now in possession of several empty five gallon buckets after a home improvement Keep Reading »

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

June 30, 2017 |
In some ways this book made me very sad and concerned for the world because it seems like self-centered kids are everywhere and fixing things was practically impossible. However, as I progressed through the book, Keep Reading »

Can’t we talk about something more PLEASANT?

June 1, 2017 |
This is Roz Chast’s memoir of the last few years she had with her elderly parents. Living into their nineties this chronicles the story of being a caregiver of elderly parents as they journey into Keep Reading »

Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park…When You’re 29 and Unemployed

May 4, 2017 |
That’s definitely a provocative title for a graphic novel memoir! Aneurin (Nye) Wright hasn’t been on good terms with his father for a long time. When he receives a call on his birthday from his Keep Reading »

Construction Storytime

April 6, 2017 |
While filling in leading preschool storytime recently, I got the opportunity to share some of my favorite construction vehicle stories. Some are more recent and others have been around for years. Mike Mulligan is a Keep Reading »

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

March 2, 2017 |
Today Dr. Seuss would have been 113 years old. In honor of his birthday I want to highlight my two favorite Dr. Seuss books. The best part of these books is that they sort of Keep Reading »

The March Trilogy

February 2, 2017 |
With the third book in the series receiving a National Book Award in November and February being African American History Month, it is a great time to read the complete March trilogy. Read these deeply Keep Reading »


January 5, 2017 |
As many as 1.4 million citizens with security clearance saw the documents revealed by Edward Snowden. Why did he, and no one else, decide to step forward and take on the risks associated with becoming Keep Reading »

Jane and the Waterloo Map

December 28, 2016 |
On a visit to her ailing brother in London, Jane Austen crosses paths with the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, who invites her to tour the Prince’s fabulous home. Clarke is a Keep Reading »