All Staff Picks

Squid And Octopus
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Squid and Octopus navigate the sometimes choppy waters of friendship, but in the end remain “Friends for Always”. Clever text and delightful illustrations hold charm for both kids and adults.
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.
Monsterquest Season 1
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Monsterquest is on a "quest" to find hidden animals and monsters that may or may not exist. A good watch for anyone interested in the myths of these "monsters" or an interest in the field of Cryptozoology.
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!
The Hobbit
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Peter Jackson's wonderful film adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit is just as his good as his work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Should be seen by fans and anyone with a passing interest.
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.
Running With The Demon
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A great fantasy novel set in modern day midwest America.
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!
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.

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