All Staff Picks

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Led Zeppelin
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The Rockabye Baby! collection provides renditions of well-known songs by mainstream artists, which are great for introducing the little ones in your life to the music you enjoy, or for winding down yourself. With compilations of songs by everyone from The Beatles, the Beach Boys, to Bob Marley and the Wailers, to Nine Inch Nails, and Bjork, there is something for everyone
Matilda Bone
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Matilda is sent to a bonesetter in an apprenticeship. The wisdom that is shared with her is sometimes hard for her to believe
Minnie And Moo And The Haunted Sweater
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Denys Cazet’s Minnie and Moo series are a hoot. The series is funny, clever and never disappoints. In this one, it’s the farmer’s birthday and Moo knits him a sweater which has one sleeve longer than the other and big lump in it. By the way, has anyone seen Elvis?
Beekeeping
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A cursory look into apiculture and the fascinating life of the honeybee. This book includes information on the many benefits and uses for everything that bees produce and collect in their hives, from wax to pollen to honey.
Shakespeare Retold
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Modern telling of Much ado about nothing, Macbeth, The taming of the Shrew, and A midsummer night’s dream. These tales will have you laughing, crying and falling in love.
The Big Hungry Bear
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Little Mouse is very fond of his beautiful strawberry, but then someone tells him about the big hungry bear. What can little Mouse do to keep the Big Hungry Bear from getting his strawberry? Beautiful illustrations, humor, and a surprise ending make this a great read-aloud story.
Deceptively Delicious
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Jessica Seinfeld mixes pureed vegetables into everything from pancakes to chicken strips to cupcakes in order to sneak more nutrition into her family’s diet. Some personal favorites of mine include her Greek dip with chickpeas and artichoke hearts and blueberry cupcakes with spinach
Stephanie’s Ponytail
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Stephanie is finding it hard being the trend setter.
CLAM Mokona’s Okimono Kimono
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A good Non-Fiction look at the art and artistry of wearing kimonos. Written by an author and illustrator of manga added photos of accessories and interview with the owner of an antique and used kimono store makes this an interesting glimpse into an age old fashion in Japan moving into contemporary designs.
Nory Ryan's song
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An historical fiction about a young girl who faces the hardships of the Irish potato famine of the 1840s.
Thirteenth Princess
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A beautiful retailing of the twelve dancing princess.
Spindle’s End
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Robin McKinley spins a magical tale of a story we all thought we knew. We were wrong.
Celebritrees
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For the budding arborist. This book includes illustrations and brief histories of some notable trees throughout the world, including The Bodhi Tree of Sri Lanka and The Major Oak of Sherwood Forest—which is said to have been a meeting place for Robin Hood and his merry men.
Nothing Daunted
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A story of two young women who follow their sense of adventure traveling by train and horses to the remote settlement of Elkhead, Colorado in 1916 to teach school. The travel reflects just a portion of the transitions then moving from the civilized East into the wild West.
Earwig And The Witch
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Earwig, an orphan is used to getting her own way. When she’s adopted by a witch, things don’t look very good for Earwig. Has she finally met her match?
The Darjeeling Limited
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Visually engaging and uniquely funny, this film tells the story of three brothers who reunite on a spiritual journey through India to confront unsettled family issues and “let go of baggage” along the way.
Little Mouse Gets Ready
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This is a charming graphic novel for beginning readers from Eisner Award-winner Jeff Smith. A determined young mouse goes through all the intricacies of getting dressed. Will he master them all in time?
The House Of Silk
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The Arthur Conan Doyle estate authorized author Anthony Horowitz (Foyle’s War) to continue the Sherlock Holmes novels. The House of Silk is the satisfying result. A plus with this audio is Derek Jacobi as narrator, effectively performing all the British accents necessary to the story.

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