Staff Picks

Created on April 21, 2021, 4:53 pm

Last Updated April 23, 2021, 6:03 pm

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What starts as a very boring summer turns into an unforgettable and meaningful adventure for Candice Miller as she and her neighbor Brandon team up to solve a mystery that could redeem Candice's grandmother's memory. - Nico P
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A beautiful coming-of-age story that explores a second generation immigrant's struggle to define his own identity among the influence of his parents' traditional Indian values and the very different life he leads in America. - Tracy K
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3) Croak
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Croak trilogy volume 1
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16-year-old Lex's family is fed up with her and send her to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer. What Lex doesn’t expect is Mort teaching her the family business and turning her into the Grim Reaper. - Megan B
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A bunch of programmers gather for a computer chess tournament sometime in the 1980s. At first this movie is pretty straightforward, but it gets deeply weird quickly. - Michelle M
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What would you do if you had a chance to restart? After a fall from the roof of his house Chase suffers severe amnesia and must start all over again remembering who he was. It's confusing as he figures out the kind of person he used to be—was he a hero or a bully? - Pat L
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Low riders volume 1
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This quirky graphic novel follows a group of friends who love working on cars. When they hear of a car competition to build the best lowrider in town, they enter and embark on an intergalactic journey! Beautiful ballpoint pen illustrations make this book out of this world! - Janelle O
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In this deeply personal graphic memoir, Forney chronicles her experience as a woman with bipolar disorder, as well as her discovery of other artists and writers with mood disorders. - Katelyn A
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An entertaining and practical guide that will help you learn how to ride out phone cravings, spend less time with your phone and take back your time and life. - Alexandra S
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This heartfelt and nostalgic memoir from two former first daughters offers decades of personal moments of their lives in the public eye and their bond as sisters. It is especially enjoyable on audio. - Alexandra S
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When the oceans rise, pioneers take to farming the sea floor in exchange for underwater land grants and pirate gangs prey on settlers. Living your whole life underwater may have... consequences. - Alex Z
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A difficult topic made easy to grasp. A great read for both those who are new to the concepts of racism and racial identity and those who have already acknowledged the importance of this multifaceted issue and want to learn more about the underlying causes or seek solutions. - Anna E.
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Heard of the Trojan Horse? Gideon’s torches and trumpets? Navajo codebreakers? Deception in warfare is as old as the hills. Whether via camouflage observation posts or trick tank maneuvers Paul Janeckzko uncovers military secrets that have helped win wars for centuries. - Anne W.
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Do you have what it takes to become a Secret Service agent? You might have mundane days guarding a birthday cake for a head of state. Or more exciting days scanning crowds, ready to defend the President with your life. - Anne W.
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A dentist with a bad reputation winds up dead and the whole town has a motive for his murder. This Hamish Macbeth Mystery has plenty of plot twists and a cast of characters--from the dental assistant to a pair of local moonshiners--that will keep you guessing until the very last page. - Arabeth B.
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Sadly, Kate Ross died before completing more Julian Kestrel mysteries, but this one -- the fourth and latest -- takes readers out of London to Italy and the world of 19th century opera, and deepens her detective's character in unexpected ways. -Charlotte M.
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This sheep's eye tale of a flock investigating their shepherd's mysterious death is much more than a detective story. Adorable, hilarious, and philosophical. -Charlotte M.
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You do not have to have a child with ADHD in order to use this book as a resource. It provides lists and steps to support executive functioning skills, which are immensely useful for growing children. It will help them succeed now and in the future! - Connie W.
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If you like swashbuckling adventures (with swagger!) you'll love this new take on the classic story. - Deborah K.
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This is the story of President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir’s famous camping trip that started our national parks, one of America's unique and best ideas. - Gale K.
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Great for a novice or experienced gardener, this adorable small book is bright with detailed illustrations, and helpful information on different plant breeds. Anyone reading this book will take away great gardening tips. - Janelle O.
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