All Staff Picks

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.
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."
Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1
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Kill Shakespeare follows the journey of Shakespeare's greatest heroes as they strive to find The Bard himself. Opposing them in the search are Shakespeare's most clever villains. Full of wonderful full-color illustrations and superb writing. Shakespeare fans will love this well-written adaptation.
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.
Batgirl, Vol 1
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The original Batgirl is back, Barbara Gordon, in one of DC comics New 52 rebooted titles. Is Batgirl up for the challenge of a new villain, The Mirror? Read this exciting first volume to see what happens.
Three Flights From Alto Nido
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With 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.
Sally And The Purple Socks
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Sally’s purple socks she ordered finally arrived and she is so excited, but they keep getting bigger and bigger! Read this fun and creative picture book to learn what imaginative solutions Sally comes up with to do with her purple socks.
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.
Persepolis
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This black and white graphic novel is the memoir of an Iranian girl growing up during the Islamic Revolution. This account is delivered in a simple yet powerful way. A great, great read.

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