All Staff Picks

Super Mario 3D Land
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Mario is back on the 3DS! Experience Mario like never before in full glasses free 3D. A great mix of that old school Mario feeling with the new school Mario platforming. Any fan of Mario should give this a try!
A Northern Light
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A nice combination of romance, history, and murder mystery.
The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites
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Actors Kelsey Grammar, Dustin Hoffman, Walter Matthau, and Billy Crystal read Dr. Seuss classics.
Paper Towns
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Quentin has been in love with his neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman ever since they found a dead body when they were kids. Quentin backed away, saying that they had to go tell their parents. Margo walked closer for a better look. Ten years ago, Margo ditched Quentin for cooler friends. One night Margo shows up at Quentin’s bedroom window dressed like a ninja and invites him to accompany her on a night of revenge pranks and also breaking into Sea World. The next morning Margo has disappeared. It seems, though, she has left clues specifically for Quentin as to where she might be found. He enthusiastically begins following the clues and learns things about Margo that even her best friends don’t know. But as the clues lead to darker places, Quentin becomes afraid of what he might find.
Northlanders: Sven the Returned
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A gritty Viking tale whose plot and characters read as good, if not better, than most movies you’ll see today. Recommend the whole Northlanders series as well!
Babar, The Movie
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This animated movie follows the story of young Babar, newly crowned King of the Elephants, as he tries to free several of his captured subjects from the ruler of the Rhinos, Rataxes. Helping him on his quest are Celeste, a fellow young elephant, and a monkey named Zaphir.
Stranger Than Fiction
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Engaging characters and a random plot. This movie was different, original and fantastic! NOT your typical Will Ferrell movie.
The Biggest Klutz in Fifth Grade
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Pat Berry is so clumsy that the meanest kid in school bets that he can't make it through the entire summer without injury. Pat, against his better judgement, takes the bet. And quickly regrets it. The loser has to kiss Kristine 'The Blimp' Plimpton in front of the whole school on the first day of sixth grade. Pat spends the entire summer trying to do as little as possible, until he realizes that kissing Kristine may not be the worst thing after all.
Cars
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Lightning McQueen is a young racecar who suddenly finds himself in the middle of nowhere. At first, he can't believe his luck. Stuck in the desert with a bunch of country folk on the eve of the biggest race of his career. But, ultimately, he'll make some new friends and learn a lot of things about hard work and teamwork. With the vocal talents of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, and Larry the Cable Guy.
The Perfect Scoop
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Anyone interested in making their own ice-cream should check out this book.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
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Roll of Thunder follows the story of an African-American family in the 1960's South as they deal with prejudice, discrimination, and physical violence.
A Christmas Story
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Based on the book, 'In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash' by Jean Shepherd, this wonderful movie is a Christmas favorite. It follows the story of nine-year-old Ralph who wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder BB Gun. But every time he asks for one, he gets the same answer: "No way. You'll shoot your eye out." So, he begins a campaign to ask every adult in town, the hopes that somehow his Christmas wish will come true.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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A wonderful read-aloud for children of all ages.
Hatchet
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Hatchet is the story of Bryan. Bryan finds himself lost in the wilderness alone and with only his smarts to keep him alive.
Mary Poppins
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Julie Andrews shines in this classic musical about an amazing nanny, two extraordinary children, and a chimney sweep named Bert. With Julie Andrews in the title role, along with Dick Van Dyke as Bert, and Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber as the Banks children, this wonderful movie will be a delight for viewers of all ages.
Along for the Ride
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An irresistible summer read!
George's Marvelous Medicine
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This wonderful story will appeal to any child who has ever had a grouchy grandparent. Read by Richard Grant.
The Rescuers Down Under
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The fantastic sequel to The Rescuers, finds Bianca and Bernard on the trail of a young boy named Cody who has been kidnapped by a poacher in the Australian Outback. In his greed to find and kill a rare golden eagle, Marahute, Percival McLeach kidnaps Cody, who has befriended Marahute and knows her whereabouts. The Rescue Aid Society sends their best agents to find Cody and rescue both him and Marahute before McLeach can get to her.

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