All Staff Picks

Jazz Masters 9: Astrud Gilberto
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Nobody comes close to Astrud’s “Girl From Ipanema”. Check out the rest of the beautiful melodies on this fabulous compilation.
French Women Don't Get Fat
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Not a diet book! Convincing, wise and funny common-sense lessons on food, health, and lifestyle.
Bella
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A subtle reminder of the precious gift of life.
Hungry Hen
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Take a very large hungry hen and add a very hungry fox and what do you get? A hilarious surprise ending!
Food Inc.
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Do you have any idea where the food on your plate came from?
Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
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Amazing baked goods: Bourbon Pecan Pie, Black Forest Cookies…a definite must have for any serious baker.
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading
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According to Esme, reading is more than a skill…it’s an ADVENTURE! If you’re looking for activities, ideas, or inspiration through the world of books, check out this great resource for parents and teachers.
Finding Neverland
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Another beautiful, instrumental soundtrack must-have!
Actual Size
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How big is the eye of a giant squid? How long are the legs of the Goliath Birdeater Tarantula? Take a look at the actual size of these animals and more through Jenkins’ amazing illustrations!
How Angel Peterson Got His Name
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Laugh out loud funny! Although this book is dedicated to all 13-year-old boys, it will have almost any reader in tears. Gary Paulsen recounts astounding boyhood tales from his youth while growing up in small town in northwestern Minnesota. Where do boys come up these things?
Elephants-Teeth Sinking Into Heart
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Apart from a few angry numbers, this album is a must for any ultimate heartbreak collection. Heart-wrenching.
On the Street Where You Live
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Emily Graham is looking for roots. After a messy divorce and problems associated with an obsessive stalker, she gets a new job at a law firm in Manhattan and buys her family’s ancestral home in a New Jersey seaside town. In digging for a new pool, she finds the unexpected: two long dead bodies – one of them her distant relative Madeline Shapley, who went missing from this very house 110 years ago. What follows is the hunt of a serial killer. One intent on recreating the murders of a century ago. This fantastic mystery leaves no doubt that Mary Higgins Clark really is the Queen of Suspense.
Hang On Little Tomato
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This amazing band out of Portland creates an interesting jazz/international musical blend.
Cuban Lullaby
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Beautiful, rhythmic lullabies you’ll catch yourself humming for days!
I'll Be Seeing You
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Meghan Collins is a television news reporter. She lives alone in an empty apartment, and spends her weekends with her mother in the suburbs. Her life is simple and her work satisfying. Until the night she sees a dead woman in the emergency ward. A dead woman with her face. Suddenly, secrets surrounding the disappearance of her father 10 months earlier are starting to surface. Meghan isn’t sure exactly what to think, but is determined to find out all she can. Unfortunately, there are people watching her moves and they aren’t exactly happy about how close she’s getting to the truth.
Frontier House
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A PBS version of “Survivor” between three modern families in what would have been the old west! Pretty amazing how everyday life for our ancestors would be a survival test today.
Bread and Jam for Frances
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What would happen if you got your wish to eat your favorite food for every meal? This is one of my favorite childhood classics.
And Then There Were None
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It started with 10 strangers, each lured to a remote island by a friend of a friend. Upon their arrival, they find that their host – a man nobody has met – is nowhere to be found. One by one they begin disappearing, apparent retribution for their ‘crimes’. As their numbers dwindle, they turn on each other, suspicious and terrified. Who is behind this mysterious situation? And will anyone survive?

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