All Staff Picks

Blue Moo: 17 Jukebox Hits From Way Back Never
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While known best for her classic board books, Sandra Boynton's music CD Blue Moo features such iconic artists as B.B. King, Neil Sedaka and Beach Boy Brian Wilson singing hilarious spoofs of their own musical styles. This is children's music that is just as much fun for the adults as for the kids (Okay, probably more fun, but don't tell your kids that.)
The Twelve Clues Of Christmas
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The sixth book in the royal spyness mystery series set in 1930s England finds Lady Georgiana Rannoch’s latest employment is Christmas house party hostess.. Georgiana enjoys her new job until the first dead body shows up.
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
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A true classic filled with hilarity, warmth, scenes of social injustice, and the ever present hope of good people. This one is on the must-read shelf for a reason!
Code Name Verity
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Set in WWII Europe, Code Name Verity is the story of best friends who crash land their plane in German-occupied France. By turns harrowing, funny, and heartbreaking, the book begins with the written confession of one of the friends who is caught as a spy by the Nazis, and ends with the account of the desperate attempt to save her; but not all is as it first appears.
Will Sparrow's Road
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Cushman works her usual magic with her first major male hero. After his mother abandoned him and his father sold him, Will is on the run. Will he ever be able to trust anyone ever again?
 Confederacy Of Dunces
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The strange and sordid tales of the slob extraordinaire Ignatius Reilly. He's unbuffered, hyperbolic, and vulgar. He's also one of the most vividly drawn characters you will most likely love to hate.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
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This is a brilliant collection of monologues which clearly and cleverly illuminate the lives of the young in the Middle Ages. Winner of the Newbery Medal – need I say more?
Sick Day
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Very short sentences and lots of repetition combined with a simple story and McPhail’s wonderful illustrations make this feel better book a winner.
The 4-Hour Chef
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In his unique and self promotional style, Tim Ferriss tackles the world of cooking. While it has its limitations, it is packed with tips, tricks, beautiful photos and random bursts of insight. Everything from the perfect cup of coffee to how to build a raging fire is covered by the frenetic and entertaining author. The book is a fun read and a great launching pad for further investigations.
Why Did Jesus, Moses, The Buddha, And Mohammed Cross The Road?
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An insightful exploration of how individuals of the Christian faith can both adhere to their core religious foundations while respecting the beliefs of others.
Never Kick A Ghost: And Other Silly Chillers
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Here is a collection of fun ghost stories and poems adapted from folklore for those just beginning to read.
Memories, Dreams, And Reflections
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The way the world looks to 1 of the century's 2 most important voices in psychology.
Rain Shadow
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Two female veterinarians work in a dry land farming in Southern Australia. They live in Paringa a hard scrabble small town of diverse characters where drought complicates matters as well as threats to livestock.
Paris, My Sweet: A Year In The City Of Light (And Dark Chocolate)
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A light and entertaining story, it truly serves as a guide to bakeries in New York and Paris. If you are going to either city, take this book along!
Reality Is Broken
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World changing ideas from a creator of alternate reality games that aim to improve people's lives.
Night Watch
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Manhattan assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper hurries back to work from her south of France vacation to work on a front page case. As in all the books in this series, Manhattan history and the television show Jeopardy form part of the story.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making
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This adventure story of epic proportions will have you following a girl called September, (an irascible girl!) from Omaha, NE, to Fairyland on the back of a leopard. With aid from a friendly Wyvary (NOT a dragon!), a block of soap, and a young boy named Saturday we will just have to see if she can free Fairyland from the grip of the evil Marquess.
Some Remarks
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Clear, often with humor, takes by a maverick writer.

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