All Staff Picks

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.
Reflections Of Faerie
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Idyllic sound, featuring soft piano, harp, chorals. Peaceful enough for bedtime, bathtime, or anytime.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
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In this wacky introduction to Wayside School, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the students in Mrs. Jewls’ class. Maurecia loves Ice Cream (in almost any flavor), Joe can’t count (but somehow always comes up with the right answer), and Shari always falls asleep in class (but never gets in trouble).
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.
Dial ‘M’ for Monkey
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Ideal music for chilling out… downtempo, electronic funk/jazz.
The Salmon Of Doubt
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From the author of the beloved Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series comes this final laugh-out-loud collection. These essays, interviews, articles, letters, and short stories were gathered from the hard drives of Douglas Adams following his unexpected death at the age of forty-nine.
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.
Holy Smoke
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Powerful vocals and a great vintage sound. Several tracks began as singles and have been featured on tv.
Status Anxiety
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This clever, thought-provoking, and accessible book takes a gentle look at the very human tendency to feel anxious about one's place in the world. If you've ever suffered a snub or felt a stab of envy, this book is for you.
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!
Tuck Everlasting
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Ten-year-old Winnie encounters the enigmatic and elusive Tuck family in the woods near her home. Soon she learns their secret -- a secret that will change everything, forever. A classic of modern children's literature.
One And The Same
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The author explores the social, psychological, and scientific complexities of identical twinship, while coming to terms with the fact that she and her own cherished twin have grown apart. Enlightening, melancholy, and often funny, this book will appeal to twins and singletons alike.
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.
Habibi
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A tale of two people growing up in an unnamed middle eastern country that is at the same time heart-wrenching and heartwarming. With beautiful artwork, it is hard to look away even at its most uncomfortable moments.
You Are Not So Smart
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This enjoyable book takes a lighthearted but clear-eyed view of human nature. Each of its brief chapters introduces the psychology behind such topics as procrastination and self-fulfilling prophecies.
Posters Fade
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This Portland-based band features chill vocals and a feel-good indie folk sound.
The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda
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A fun read for boys & girls who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Included is a diagram of how to make your own Origami Yoda.
Behind The Attic Wall
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Twelve-year-old orphan Maggie is sent to live with her two strict aunts in their huge stone house. Friendless and lonely, she begins to hear voices whispering her name. Unlocking the mystery of what lies behind the attic wall will open Maggie's heart to friendship and love. Strange, wondrous, and moving, this is a book you won't soon forget.

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