All Staff Picks

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 is a reporter. She lives alone, and spends the weekends with her mother in the suburbs. Her life is simple and her work satisfying. Until the night she sees a dead woman with her face. Suddenly, secrets surrounding the disappearance of her father 10 months earlier are starting to surface. But as she gets closer to finding out what really happened, she starts to realize that someone is watching her and her own life might be in danger.
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?
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.
True Betrayals
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Fantastically written book about a young woman finding her way in life. Kelsey Byden’s mother owns a horseracing farm in Virginia. In getting to know the mother she hasn’t seen since she was four, Kelsey learns things she never knew about herself and her family.
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.
The Search
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Fiona Bristow loves her life. She makes her living as a dog trainer on Orcas Island. She is even a member of Canine Search and Rescue. And she has the distinction of being the only survivor of a serial killer. She thought it was over when he was put in prison after killing her fiance and his K9 partner, but lately things have begun to happen that will take her down a deadly familiar path.
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!
The Princess Bride
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Rob Reiner has outdone himself with this magical story of adventure and true love. With a delightful cast and many well-remembered one-liners, full of pirates and swordsmen, this well-developed plot offers enjoyment for the whole family over and over again.

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