All Staff Picks

Bone Rattler
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A mystery set in colonial America begins with Duncan McCallum being transported to the New World for the crime of protecting his uncle from the British.
The Forbidden Stone
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Murder, mystery, travel, knights, and fast paced action. Fans of James Bond, Rick Riordan and the 39 Clues will like this one.
American gun
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This book highlights the pivotal role these "Top Ten" nominated firearms played in US history. It offers vivid and exciting narratives of these weapons in action, from the American Revolutionary War, to the gangster era of Chicago, to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Castle Waiting
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Once upon a time there was a story about a castle and its inhabitants that was riddled with references from fairy tales, songs and popular culture. Uncovering the references is only one aspect of the fun in this well-told adventure.
Northwest Passage
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This stunning, award-winning book is a wonderful introduction to the story of Arctic exploration.
Blood Red Road
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Saba has grown up isolated in a desolate place called Silverlake. The book begins when her twin brother Lugh is kidnapped by horsemen. Saba is the only one who can save him. She and her sister Emmi set out across the wasted Sandsea to get him back.
The Black Count
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This riveting work of non-fiction reads like an historical novel as the author delves into the history of the man who inspired Alexandre Dumas to write "The Count of Monte Cristo." A man whose exploits were legendary, courageous, and could have changed history...but didn't. It is the story of Dumas' father.
The Spooky Box?
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A spooky box arrives at the door. Trying to guess what could be inside is terrific fun.
For Darkness Shows the Stars
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A terrific sci-fi version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. More than one letter is exchanged between protagonists creating a framework for their shared past.
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas!
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Benjamin has some really good ideas, but some need a bit more thought!
A Boy And His Bunny
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One day a boy woke up with a bunny on his head... So begins this sweet and wacky rhyming story. Just what can you do with a bunny on your head? Turns out, pretty much anything. First in a delightful series.
The Black Count
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Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for biography details the exiting life of Alexander Dumas’ father. Dumas used his father and his father’s experiences as the model for the Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers.
After I'm Gone
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A rich man's mysterious disappearance continues to affect his family and friends for years.
Traplines
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Warm, sometimes funny reminiscences of a childhood spent hunting and fishing in the Sawtooth Valley.
Between Shades of Gray
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In 1941, in Lithuania, fifteen year old Lina and her family are torn apart by the Soviet government. Her father is sent to a prison camp while she, her mother, and brother are put on a train and sent to a work camp in Siberia where they struggle to survive. Lina finds hope in drawing pictures, and writes down pieces of her story in hopes that it will reach her father.
Cover of Snow
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Nora Hamilton searches for the reason why her husband committed suicide. An intricate plot holds the reader's attention until the very last page.
Tatiana
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It’s been awhile since the last Arkady Renko novel, and this one doesn't disappoint the reader. Renko always uncovers the secrets even in modern day Russia.
The 5th Wave
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Aliens have invaded earth in four waves. The fifth is about to begin. Separated from her younger brother who has been taken by the invaders, Cassie survives alone in the countryside. That is until she meets a boy who may be able to help her get her brother back, who may be able to help her find a way to fight against the invaders before it's too late.

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