All Staff Picks

Sci-Fi Crimes
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Chevelle's return to a heavier sound similar to "Wonder What's Next" and "This Kind of Thinking". A great album for fans of modern or hard rock.
Weekend Hats
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Chic, professional looking hat patterns that are easy to follow...and finish!
New Super Matrio Bros. U
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Mario is back in HD on the Wii U! One of the best 2D Mario games to come out since Mario 3 and Mario World.
The Selection
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Think “The Bachelor,” but at least ten times better and in novel form. A quick, entertaining beginning to a series that promises romantic angst and political intrigue.
The Orchard
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An enchanting memoir about a city girl who falls in love with an apple farmer. Rejected by the family as an outsider, she quickly learns the difficulties and dangers of farm life even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband. An amazing story.
Stephanie's Ponytail
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Stephanie just wants to wear her hair in a ponytail. Read along as she teaches her schoolmates an unexpected lesson in the importance of being one’s self.
Darth Vader And Son
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Jeffrey Brown has perfectly captured what it would have been like if Darth Vader had been there throughout Luke's childhood. With fantastic illustrations and hilarious situations, this one is a must-read. Also, look for the sequel: Vader's Little Princess.
The Feast Nearby
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The amazing adventure (with recipes) of a recently unemployed food journalist who manages to eat well and locally on $40 a week.
Here I Go Again
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Jen Lancaster's newest work of fiction is a fun trip back in time to the 1980s that asks the question, 'If you could go back and change things, would, or should, you?'
King Of RPGs
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Hilarity ensues when a simple D&D player actually takes on the persona of his game character.
Word After Word After Word
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Story about the power of the written word. Great book!
Dr. Horrible And Other Horrible Stories
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Fans of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will love this collection of back stories. Learn more about Moist, Penny, Captain Hammer, The Evil League of Evil, and, of course, Dr. Horrible himself.
My Thirteenth Winter
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The touching true story of a highly intelligent girl with dyscalculia, a math-related learning disability. Like so many “twice exceptional” kids, Samantha fell through the cracks of the educational system and spent painful years trying to hide her struggles. Read the story of how this remarkable girl finally accepted herself and found ways to reach out to others like her.
Dog Loves Drawing
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A very colorful and creative book. Great book for kids who like drawing.. read this one.
The Haunting In Connecticut
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Based on the real experience of a family who moves into a home that was once a mortuary. This one drew me in, kept me guessing, and did so without being overly dramatic.
The Heavy
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When Dara Lyn Weiss’s seven year-old daughter Bea was deemed clinically obese by her doctor, Weiss put her daughter on a diet and then published an article about it in Vogue. This book is her more detailed explanation of the whole process – a very enlightening and hopeful personal view of the obesity epidemic that is affecting more and more of us all the time.
Cupid
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With a dash of personal flare from author Julius Lester, this book is more than just the story of Psyche and Cupid. It entertains while dishing out hard-learned lessons about love. Especially good as an audio book!
Just My Type
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Where did Times New Roman come from? What does it mean if you use Futura? Can the right font help get a president elected, start a revolution or even save lives? And which types have gotten the most people angry over their use? Find out the secret lives of the typefaces we see around us every day in this blend of history, art and internet memes, rife with compelling visuals and dry wit.

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