All Staff Picks

Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writings by Teenage Girls
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Young women from around the country and world share their perspectives on the tumultuous, emotional period of growth that is the transition from girlhood to womanhood. The writers’ voices point to the value, respect, and love that each young woman must discover in and for herself, functioning as a literary support for navigating the challenges of growth.
The Perfect Fake
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An ex-con in financial straits is coerced into forging an ancient map. Too many people become interested in the map causing several mysterious deaths.
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.
Your Own, Sylvia
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This compelling story of success and tragedy recounts the life of the artist who was Sylvia Plath; her story is told in poems, an homage to her and the craft that she mastered. The book incorporates facts lifted from biographies and Plath's own writings, yet the details are filled in by the author to create a more complete picture. An engaging and intimate read.
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
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Under the shadow of Fruitless Mountain, a young, courageous, and quick-thinking girl sets out to consult the mythic figures of her legendary village with hopes of bringing good fortune back to the lives of her friends and family. This book is a fantastic adventure.
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas!
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Benjamin has some really good ideas, but some need a bit more thought!
Millions of Cats
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In this 1929 Newbery Honor Medal winner, a very old couple seeks the companionship of something sweet, little, and fluffy. Simple black and white wood cut illustrations and rhythmic text make this whimsical story a lasting favorite.
Side effects
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An unstable young woman enters a world of prescription drugs, blackmail and murder. If you enjoy Alfred Hitchcock movies, check this one out.
After I'm Gone
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A rich man's mysterious disappearance continues to affect his family and friends for years.
Your Pal Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster
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Leonardo is a monster who can’t scare anyone--he's just too cute. After many failed attempts at being frightening, Leonardo sets out to find “the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world” and “scare the tuna salad out of him!” Will he succeed in scaring, or find a new skill along the way? This story of friendship is a light-hearted gem for all ages.
Beautiful Ruins
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This novel has three stories woven together covering a half a century in time with the movie industry as a background.
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.
Long Live the King
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Second in the Dilberne fortune trilogy, this Downton Abbey era fiction details the life of parents trying to marry off their children.
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.
Joshua Dread
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It’s hard enough having parents who are super-villains, but when Joshua discovers that he too has a superpower, things get even more challenging. And, if that weren’t bad enough, there are smoke creatures kidnapping the worst of the villains. Superhero fans will enjoy this adventure.
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.

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