Anna Grace


Hello, my name is Anna Grace.  

I read history, historical fiction, fantasy, biographies, and classic literature.  I also enjoy exploring new genres and ideas when I get the chance.  I love to learn, and, as a result, I love to read.  Before I could read, I admired the pictures and took them in for hours at a time.  By studying these images, I was taken to another world inspired by the illustrators’ visions.  As the words started to form sentences and paint their own part of the story, the worlds to which they took me became more vivid and gripping, so much so, I couldn’t cope with the end of a story.  As a result, I would start the book over and over and over. Nothing has changed since then.  I believe in seeking out any means necessary to tell a good story, whether it’s through a picture, book, movie, game, music, etc.

If you’re looking for the perfect read-out-loud story book, you’ll find it in Tony Steeno’s tale of adventure, friendship, redemption, and peace that will take you through enchanting lands and beautiful imagery.  It all begins with a mysterious note afloat in a bubble carried on a gentle breeze into Nell and her brother, Nicklebee’s garden. They discover an invitation to open a treasure and discover the secret within. Together with their loyal friend they go on a journey through storms and dangerous lands, home to a fire-breathing monster, to find the treasure in the town of Brightglen. They learn the importance of understanding and kindness as they discover new friends along the way and work to mend old differences, bridging the gaps between unique trades and expressing the beauty in their collaboration. In the end, they discover what true treasure really is, restoring harmony and fellowship to the village of Brightglen.

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The Heart of a Whale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984836274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - January 28th, 2020

Discover the magic in the song of whale as it brightens the sea with the sweet tunes,  singing of happiness and hope. The whale’s song brings joy and cheer to all the creatures of the reefs and seagrass forests as it passes by, but even with his beautiful song and rhythm of the waves above him, the sea grew all too quiet for the whale with no song to fill his own empty heart. The ocean carries his wish over fathoms in search of happiness and wonder in the heart of another.

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Oak Leaf Cover Image
By John Sandford (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781944903732
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Published: Cameron - September 17th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if that feather we all watched gracefully dance in the wind to the theme of Forrest Gump got a story of its own?  What if that feather was an oak leaf that told a story just as beautifully as the feather, with the serene imagery of the changing seasons?  Oak Leaf paints a gorgeous picture with its words and illustrations, describing the simple, charming details of our world as it beds down to sleep for the winter.  If you've forgotten lately what it's like to experience a season other than winter, float away for a moment to a place with cool, fresh air, clear and bright skies, and the fantastic colors that come with autumn's arrival.

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Why? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823441730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - August 13th, 2019

We've all experienced that age when there are a million questions running through our head all of the time.  A lot of us also experience that precious (and sometimes annoying) age with the kids when their questions seem to never end.  Why? helps answer some of these questions, while illustrating the importance of patience and understanding depicted through the charming friendship of a bear and a rabbit.  This is a perfect read for curious minds.

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