All Staff Picks

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!
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Eric, Julie, and Neal are best friends. One day, they discover a flight of rainbow-colored stairs in a basement, leading to a magical world they never knew existed. Before they know what happens, they are racing to save Droon from the evil Lord Sparr. The first book in "The Secrets of Droon" series, 7-10 years. Books stand alone, but form a story arc when read in sequence.
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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My all time favorite movie, this beautiful climax to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is a touching and powerful vision of courage, loyalty, sacrifice, and hope that will bring tears to your eyes.
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.
A Giraffe and a Half
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This special anniversary edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of this book with vintage full-color jacket artwork. Loads of fun with stacks of stuff!
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Visit Sesame Street in 1969 and enjoy their very first episodes.
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.
I Want My Hat Back
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This book has a great story with wonderfully simple illustrations.
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I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree is the incredible story of finding strength and love during one of the most horrific times in history. Just remember she lives to tell her story!
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!
Our Only May Amelia
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Inspired by true life stories - follow tomboy May Amelia on her many adventures. Living with seven older brothers, she has a hard time behaving like a girl. This is a great adventure read.
Moose Tales
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Awesome story with great illustrations.
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 Witness
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Dee Henderson is a fantastic Christian fiction writer. This is the story of Amy who has been on the run for years. The Witness is a very quick read.
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One of my favorite easy readers from my childhood.

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