All Staff Picks

Ducks Don't Wear Socks
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The delightful tale of a serious girl who keeps meeting a ridiculous duck. Great pictures with lots of subtle and not-so-subtle jokes. And a good duck voice definitely helps!
The One and Only Ivan
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Ivan the gorilla has been at the Big Top Mall and Video Arcade for 27 years. But when Ruby the baby elephant may endure the same fate, it’s time for Ivan to do something. This will touch your heart.
Superman: Earth One
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Clark Kent continues his journey to becoming Superman in volume two of the Earth One series, which you can definitely read with or without having read volume one. Interesting story, even though some of the inconsistencies in the illustration threw me off sometimes. Any fan of Superman will enjoy this one!
Finding Vivian Maier
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When John Maloof bought a giant box of negatives at an auction, he had no idea he was about to uncover the work of one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th century. This documentary chronicles his journey to piece together who exactly Vivian Maier was. A compelling, artistic, wonderfully narrative film.
Bossypants
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Tina Fey's autobiography is an engaging, hilarious romp through her life. Written in the irreverent style you'd expect, this is a short, entertaining read that will let you take a look behind the scenes of television comedy.
Batman: Earth One
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This was a quick, awesome read, even for a novice in the graphic novel world. We get to see Batman in development, with some lesser known characters, and new twists on the familiar ones.
The Raven Boys
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Blue Sargent is the daughter of a clairvoyant in Henrietta, Va. She has never had the gift, but those who do have told her that when she kisses her true love, he will die. Blue finds herself drawn to a young man who is searching for answers to a supernatural puzzle. Can she risk getting involved? Spine-tingling!
Stiff
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This compelling audiobook, read by the author, is informative and incredibly funny. Mary Roach presents the story of our bodies when we are no longer with them, throughout history to the present day. She is a great reader, with a dry, off-beat comic delivery.
The Scarlet Pimpernel
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Set during the French Revolution, The Scarlet Pimpernel is a dashing masked hero, who, while leading a double life, falls passionately in love with the famed French actress Marguerite. However, one bloodthirsty man is determined to tear apart the lovers and murder the Scarlet Pimpernel in the process.
Dodger
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Dodger is a street kid, a tosher by trade. He makes his living in the sewers of Victorian London, picking up coins, jewelry, or whatever is dropped by the London gentry. Until the night he saves a young woman from her attackers, and knows he must protect her at all costs. Adventure and romance.
All the Little Lights
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Wonderful vocals, great melody, and honest lyrics. This album felt like hearing genuine stories of life, both hilarious and heart felt.
Prisoners in the Palace
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Prisoners in the Palace is a lavish and imaginative tale that tells about Queen Victoria's adolescent years before she took the throne, as seen through the eyes of her maid Liza.
The Selection
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America Singer may be the only girl in Illea who could care less about the chance to be chosen as the bride of Prince Maxon. Until her name is drawn as one of the lucky thirty-five girls, and she actually meets the charming prince.
Marvel 1602
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The Marvel universe arises about 400 years before schedule, triggering the possible destruction of the universe. Many familiar Marvel superheroes put in an appearance, from the X-Men and Spider Man to Nick Fury. The story is by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman. Adam Kubert's art is exceptional.
The Young Victoria
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The Young Victoria is the inspiring true story of Queen Victoria's childhood, rise to power, and first years as queen in the midst of her blooming romance with Prince Albert. It's a visually stunning film you will want to watch again and again.
Ungifted
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Donovan Curtis is sent to a gifted and talented school due to an incredible mix-up. But his particular gift may be just what’s needed at the school full of brainiacs. Korman is always laugh out loud!
A Dream to Call My Own
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The last book in the Brides of Gallatin County Trilogy, "A Dream to Call My Own" finds young Lacy once again bent on finding her father's killer, while simultaneously trying to sort out her own jumbled feelings for Deputy Dave Shepard. The perfect blend of action, romance , and mystery, this book proves a fast read.
Bleak House
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Bleak House is a dark and tragic web of secrets and stories that revolve around the ice-cold beauty Lady Deadlock, and the terrible secret that she is desperately trying to hide. But discovering the truth about Lady Deadlock will set off a chain of events and discoveries for all around her, as people's past and present finally converge in a thrilling climax.

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