All Staff Picks

How To Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck
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There's a quote on the cover that says "Like two years of film school in 248 pages". And that quote couldn't be more right. Steve Stockman explains succinctly and understandably all the aspects and basic common sense to make a video or film that someone would want to watch all the way through.
Rocket Writes A Story
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In his first Rocket book, How Rocket Learned to Read, Tad Hills introduces us to Rocket, the adorable white puppy and his newly found teacher, the little yellow bird. In Rocket Writes a Story, Rocket is now a word hound, always searching for new and exciting words. So he decides to write a story and ends up making a new friend as well.
An Exact Replica Of a Figment of My Imagination
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Incredibly moving story about the author's pregnancy and stillborn baby - she describes it as "the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending."
Earthboy Jacobus
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Doug Tennapel expertly and quickly weaves another amazing story filled with aliens, alternate realities, and terra whales. (To find out what that is, go read the book)
Bake, Mice, Bake!
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Bake, Mice, Bake! is a fun, engaging story with cute illustrations. It is a fun book to read to your young ones for a quick story or it is a good choice of book to have your beginning readers practice their reading skills.
The Fiesta Dress
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Story of Lolo, a little girl who's big sister is celebrating her Quinceanera, a Hispanic celebration for girls when they turn 15.
First Position
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If you enjoyed Spellbound, you’ll love First Position. Follow six talented young dancers as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious competition that may determine the course of their careers.
Three Flights From Alto Nido
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Three Flights From Alto Nido by Greg Laswell (aacm): With a lyrics as smooth and captivating as his voice, Greg Laswell is an artist you won’t mind leaving on repeat.
Bambino and Mr. Twain
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Awesome story about Samuel Clemens’ (Mark Twain's) life at a time he was in despair and the life lesson he learns.
The Staircase
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A chilling choice for mature audiences only. The Staircase takes you inside the true-life case of Michael Peterson, accused in 2001 of a gruesome crime. This gripping documentary miniseries will keep you on the edge of your seat for its entire eight-hour duration.
Ten In The Den
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This adorably illustrated picture book is an adaptation of a familiar children’s song. Great for bedtimes and group storytimes.
How Oliver Olson Changed the World
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A cute story of a 3rd grade, timid boy seeking some great changes.
Surviving Survival
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The author of two other books on the subject of survival turns his attention to trauma’s aftermath. Read real-life accounts of how survivors of traumatic events managed to carry on with their lives.
It's A Book
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A witty story that teaches a new generation just what a book is and what it can (or can’t) do. Full of laughs for young and old, beginning to end!
Blacksad
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Detective Blacksad investigates numerous cases in this gritty, beautifully illustrated graphic novel that imitates private detective stories. Pick it up for the artwork, keep reading it for the engrossing stories.
The Queen Of Versailles
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A 90,000 square foot home with 10 kitchens, 23 bathrooms, an indoor skating rink, and a 20-car garage. Does this sound like fiction? Well, prepare to meet real-life timeshare magnate David Siegel and his wife Jackie, and watch as they struggle to cope with the 2008 housing market crisis which threatens David’s career and the home of Jackie’s dreams.
Sam Finds A Monster
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What would you do if you thought there was a monster in your kitchen? Follow Sam, the brave and inquisitive pup, as she tries to best the beast that has appeared in her house!
My Stroke Of Insight
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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was a 37 year old Harvard brain scientist when she suffered a life-altering stroke. Her story of remarkable recovery is inspiring and beautifully told. It will resonate with anyone who has been through a medical crisis.

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