All Staff Picks

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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What do you get when you cross Abraham Lincoln & vampires? A well written & really fun book that interweaves history & monsters in such a great way that for just a second it makes you think, 'well maybe...'
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth
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Clever, hilarious, and well-written. Contains many wonderful guides to life, such as: 14 (ish) Things Worth Knowing About Cheese, 8 Ways to Tell If Your Loved Ones Plan to Eat You, 6 Reasons Bacon is Better Than True Love, 7 Reasons to Keep Your Tyrannosaur Off Crack Cocaine, and Why Nikola Tesla is the Most Awesome Geek Who Ever Lived. Warning: Contains explicit language.
George Knightley, Esquire: Charity Envieth Not (Book 1)
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Enjoy Emma as never before. This time, follow George Knightley's life as it is turned upside-down by his longtime friend Emma Woodhouse. George is unhappy with Emma's attempts at matchmaking, especially as they negatively affect the lives of his friends. However, his greatest misery comes in the form of an intense hatred for Mr. Frank Churchill, whose only fault seems to be his attentions to Emma. What could these emotions mean? And will Mr. Knightley figure it out before it is too late?
Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series
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Travel with the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) through all of time and space in what I believe to be the best season of the amazing British sci-fi television show, Doctor Who.
Dawn Land
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The ancient inhabitants of North America have an even more ancient foe facing them, as darkness threatens to overtake their lands.
Across America By Bicycle
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Proving that it’s never too late to pursue one’s dreams, two retired grandmothers set off on a bicycle journey across the continental United States.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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Mary Roach offers up the science of human cadavers in an incredible way that not only allows you to understand it but it makes you laugh at the same time. You don’t have to be a science buff to read and enjoy this book.
Mystery Men
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This isn’t your typical super hero comic; This book follows the escapades of men turned masked-vigilantes as they work together to thwart an evil villain in the 1930s, in a unique detective-like narrative.
How Rocket Learned to Read
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Such a cute story about learning how to read. I loved it!!
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
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Every wonder why some people have a tendency to hoard objects, even if it’s trash? Ever thought, “Why don’t they just throw it away or get rid of it.”? This engaging book delves into case studies of varying degrees of hoarders and explains the psychology behind their thinking.
Torn Curtain
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This Hitchcock thriller finds Professor Michael Armstrong and his fiancée, Sarah, at a scientific convention in Copenhagen. Shortly after they arrive, Sarah becomes suspicious of Michael's behavior. And when he makes plans to leave without her, she decides to follow him, secretly boarding the plane he takes to East Berlin. There, German officials are awaiting his defection. What follows is a series of twist and turns leading to a conclusion that only 'The Master of Suspense' could have come up with.
Carter Finally Gets It
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Will Carter (Carter to his friends) is a typical teenage boy. Except he has attention deficit disorder and frequently stutters - both problems exasperated by being in the presence of girls. In the course of his first year of high school, he'll manage to get a girlfriend, lose a girlfriend, experience extreme blood loss (more than once), run from the cops (also more than once), make a lot of mistakes, and actually do several things right. And if you like this one, look for the sequel, Carter's Big Break.
Charlie the Ranch Dog
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This cute and beautifully illustrated picture book by blogger & cookbook author Ree Drummond is about her real life basset hound Charlie and just a typical day for him on the ranch.
14 Years of Loyal Service in a Fabric-Covered Box
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This wonderful collection of Dilbert comics follows Dilbert and his coworkers as they battle budget cuts, low pay, unappreciated hard work, and corrupt executives. After 14 years of loyal service, in a fabric-covered box, Dilbert knows best that the best way to get through the day is with lots of sarcasm, coffee, and subtle insubordination.
You
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"This wasn't the way it was supposed to go..." Such are Kyle Chase's thoughts at the outset of the novel, as he stands with shattered glass at his feet and blood everywhere. The rest of the book follows Kyle as he thinks back on the chain of events that led to this moment. You is a powerful story. A story that shows how our everyday decisions can affect the course of our lives for good or for bad.
Doctor Who, Vol 1: Fugitive
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This graphic novel extension of the amazing British sci-fi show is spot on. The writer Tony Lee catches the voice of the 10th doctor so perfectly that you can hear David Tennant’s voice while you read. If you are a fan of the television show I highly recommend this book.
George Knightley, Esquire: Lend Me Leave (Book 2)
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In this conclusion to George Knightley, Esquire, it seems Mr. Knightley has finally come to his senses. He now knows that he has been in love with Emma for years and it is only her recent association with Mr. Churchill that has opened his eyes to the truth. But what does he do now? The love of his life may very well be in love with someone else. George has a very important decision to make. Should he attempt to win her himself, or should he simply let things be in order to preserve their friendship and her happiness?
Speak
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Melinda Sordino has never been more alone. She used to have friends, but since the big end-of-summer party, the one that ended with her calling the police, none of her friends will talk to her. Now, all she has is a secret. A secret that she just might be ready to share. Laurie Halse Anderson has written an amazing story. A story about a young woman who strives to rebuild a life that someone else shattered.

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