All Staff Picks

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt put in wonderful performances. Even though this wasn’t publicized as a comedy, I couldn’t keep myself from laughing, and laughing often. This is one you won’t regret watching.
Three Flights from Alto Nido
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With a lyrics as smooth and captivating as his voice, Greg Laswell is an artist you won’t mind leaving on repeat.
Okay for Now
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Life for Doug Swieteck is not easy. The whole town thinks he is a trouble maker just like his brother, and he’s going to have to learn to trust others before he can make them trust him.
Cupid
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With a dash of personal flair 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!
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!
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
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This is the sixth book in the Flavia De Luce series. Flavia never knew her mother, believed to have died in a climbing accident soon after Flavia was born. But was it an accident? The young sleuth is determined to discover what really happened, and opens up some dark secrets of the DeLuce family.
Little Dorrit
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When Arthur Clennam returns home from living abroad, he is surprised to find young seamstress Amy Dorrit as the object of his mother's charity. His investigation of her family's connection with the house of Clennam carries him through a dark and deadly web of people, secrets, and lies that will change Amy's life (and his) forever.
Naked in Baghdad
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Follows Anne Garrels, National Public Radio’s foreign correspondent, as she covers the buildup, events, and aftermath of the American invasion into Iraq from the heart of Baghdad.
Hey, Duck!
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A duckling just wants to make friends with what he thinks is another duck, but Cat wants no part of him. Great read aloud!
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.
The Boundless
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This is a fun story about a boy who basically grew up with a father who worked for the railroad. On his first trip riding the Boundless he runs into all kinds of adventures, including a Sasquatch, magic, and intrigue.
The Cabin Faced West
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This is a sweet historical fiction story. When Ann Hamilton's family survives a terrible storm and receives a surprise visit from George Washington, she realizes just how special and amazing her pioneer life really is.
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.
Poop
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A very humorous way to learn about feces!
Saving Mr. Banks
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This movie about the making of the movie 'Mary Poppins' is touching and very well done!
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!
The Book Thief
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A touching film based on the best-selling novel by Marcus Zusak. In WWII Germany, a young girl learns to survive through the beauty of books, with the help of her foster parents and the secret guest under the stairs.
Unbroken
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This amazing true story tells the unforgettable tale of a man’s journey into extremity. Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

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