All Staff Picks

The Golden Compass
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This book has a unique and remarkable premise, as well as engaging writing. Add the fact that it is read by a full cast, which includes the author on the narrator’s part, and this becomes perhaps my favorite book to listen to. And I’ve done so more than once!
A Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel
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Hope Larson has adapted Madeleine L'Engle's iconic story of Meg Murry's journeys through time and space into a wonderfully illustrated graphic novel. All original conversation is still present, but the descriptive text has been replaced with precise, detailed illustrations. A wonderful read for kids and adults alike.
Closer To The Ground
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Dylan Tomine’s fishing partner wears a tutu under her life vest, and the fellow who accompanies him to the forest on edible mushroom hunting excursions thinks he’s a T-rex. They’re not crazy. They’re his and his wife’s 5 and 3 year old children, and they are getting the sort of outdoor education that is becoming decreasingly common, and only comes by hunting and gathering and growing their food.
Exclamation Mark
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The Exclamation Mark stands out no matter what he does. So he spends most of his time alone until one day he meets a question mark. This new friend helps him look at his differences in a positive way. Written in Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature clever style, Exclamation Mark is a wonderful read for all, teaching us that sometimes standing out can be a good thing.
Zeus: King Of The Gods
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In his new Olympians series, George O'Connor delves into the mystery and legend surrounding the gods of Greek mythology. His first book tells us a little more about Zeus, youngest of a new race of gods, founder of Mount Olympus and self-proclaimed King of Heaven and Earth.
A Home For Bird
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Vernon’s new friend, Bird, is mysteriously silent. Could Bird be lonely for home?
Orangutan Tongs
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Jon Agee delivers a collection of fun and silly tongue twisters. Old and young alike will enjoy trying out these clever word concoctions, from the easy to the challenging.
Dinosaur Comics, Fig. D
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Read the ridiculous musings of one T. Rex as he pals around with Utahraptor, Dromiceiomimus, God and The Devil in this collection of the Dinosaur Comics webcomic by Ryan North.
Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes For Vibrant Health
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This is a great reference book on how to understand herbs. There are some great recipes for different health needs.
A Princess Of Mars
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John Carter finds himself suddenly transported to Mars and in the custody of the ferocious Thark, a race of green-skinned warriors. Now he must learn not only how to get home, but how to survive the many dangers of the dying planet. Along the way, he'll befriend and alienate many, fall in love with a fascinating red-skinned woman, and earn the respect of many with his unrivaled fighting prowess. Recently made into a movie (John Carter), A Princess of Mars is only the first in the outstanding series of books about John Carter of Mars.
American Vampire
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The legends you thought you knew about vampires were only the half of it. A secret organization sworn to destroy vampires is in pursuit of Skinner Sweet, an all-new breed of vampire that’s been hunted since the Civil War.
Lulu Walks The Dogs
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Lulu has made another request to her parents and learns she will have to earn this request herself. A great book for kids just venturing into chapter books. The book moves along quickly with short chapters.
Cardboard
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Cam's dad is out of work and broke. So broke that on Cam's birthday the only present he can afford to get him is a cardboard box. Little do they both know that whatever they make out the cardboard will come to life. Cam thinks this is the best present he's ever gotten, until the neighborhood bully, Marcus, gets ahold of it and uses it to take over the neighborhood.
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It's Sabbath. With Ozzie. Enough said.
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
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Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star as two people, barely more than strangers, who embark on a delightfully crazy journey before the world comes to an end.
Dinosaur Vs. The Library
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Dinosaur is going to the library. His fabulous roaring helps him make many friends on the way. But what will happen when he gets there? Will he he be able to stop roaring long enough to stay out of trouble?
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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New Leaf is Animal Crossing's return to handhelds. There are hours of fishing, harvesting, and collecting to keep you busy for months or years!
Portal 2
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Mind-bending puzzles and a great sense of humor pervade this entire game, as you try to escape being a lab rat for the jealous AI GlaDOS. There is also a separate 2-player game available that is almost as long and involved as the single player one.

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