All Staff Picks

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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You’ll find a surprising amount of drama and intensity in this documentary about a cutthroat rivalry between two high-level arcade gamers.
The Iron Giant
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A young boy secretly befriends a huge robot that has appeared near his home, but he soon learns that the U.S. military has been deployed to find and destroy the Iron Giant. Witty, warm, and deeply moving.
Chickens To The Rescue
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Every day of the week, something terrible happens on the Greenstalk family farm. Don’t worry, though, cause the chickens are there to see that everything gets put right.
Portuguese Irregular Verbs
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Meet the pretentious Professor Dr. von Igelfeld and his equally ridiculous colleagues in academia. And don’t miss the sequel, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs.
The Complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook
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The ancient art of pebble mosaic is depicted here in beautiful detail. Project plans are included for those who are interested in hands-on exploration of this unusual artistic medium.
Scaredy Squirrel At Night
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Scaredy Squirrel is scared of everything. Especially nighttime. Someone could attack him or, worse yet, steal his secret stash of acorns. So, in true Scaredy Squirrel fashion, along with emergency exits and backup plans, he takes every precaution to protect himself, and his stash, from the danger lurking in every corner.
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Following a medical mishap, a misanthropic dentist is annoyed to discover that he can see and communicate with ghosts in this heartwarming comedy.
Mouse Tales
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Papa Mouse tells each of his seven children a bedtime story. A perfectly charming book for young readers.
Squish Rabbit
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Squish is very, very small. So small that it seems no one ever notices him. Until the day that he makes a new friend.
Nothing
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Dave and Andrew – best friends, roommates, and total losers – wish the world would go away and leave them alone. Sometimes wishes come true.
Circuital
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“Circuital” by My Morning Jacket is the latest studio album to be released by this soulfully solid rock band. Their sound is simple and powerful with bluesy undertones and strong vocals delivering poetic and thoughtful lyrics.
Carter's Big Break
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This fantastic sequel to Carter Finally Gets It will have you laughing out loud. Will Carter (Carter to his friends) is your typical 15 year old boy. Until he gets cast in a big time movie. Read along as Carter loses his girlfriend, gets pummeled, cries in public (several times), gets mistaken for a pizza magnate, and ultimately learns a few things about life and love.
Groundhog Day
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An arrogant and self-centered weatherman is forced to relive the same day over and over. A sparkling comedy with a philosophical core.
The Declaration
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Since the creation of the drug Longevity, which stops aging, the world has become overpopulated. Because of the lack of basic staples, every couple gets a choice: Longevity or children. Anna's parents chose both. An outcast, she lives with others like her. She has never questioned her place, but now she must make a choice between the life she's always known and the dream of something more.
Something From Nothing
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This adaptation of a Jewish folktale tells the story of young Joseph and the changes his beloved blanket goes through as the years pass. The soft illustrations create an atmosphere of gentleness and warmth, while the strong rhyme and repetition allow small children to recite along. Be sure to look beneath the floorboards on every page to see what the mice are up to!
The Princess Bride
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You’ll find even more fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles in this book than in the fantastic movie it spawned.
Acceleration
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This book follows Duncan during his summer working for the Transit Authority’s Lost & Found. In the course of his job, he comes across a small book in which a serial killer has detailed his crimes. Duncan can’t seem to put the book down, especially when he reads that the killer is not finished, and has already chosen his next target. Can Duncan find and stop this man before it’s too late?
Packing For Mars
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What would happen if you threw up in your helmet during a space walk? How exactly do astronauts use the toilet? This entertaining book has the startling answers to the questions you've always secretly wanted to ask about space travel. A strong stomach is required for this side-splitting ride.

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