Staff Picks

photo Hotel Bruce
by Ryan T. Higgins

The big bear Bruce is back and this time he has more than goslings on his plate! After taking the goslings to hibernate in Florida, he returns home in spring to find that mice had moved into his house and turned it into a busy woodland hotel.

This is a delightful as the original Mother Bruce. You can't read it with out laughing out loud! A wonderful picture book for storytime or any time.

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photo Little Excavator
by Anna Dewdney

From the creator of Llama Llama books comes a story of a little excavator that everyone thinks is too small for every job. But of course, in the end, the little machine gets the important job done!

The perfect book for the child who loves vehicles and who knows little ones can accomplish important things.

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photo The Giant Jumperee
by Julia Donaldson

Rabbit is hopping home one day when he hears a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'm the GIANT JUMPEREE and I'm as scary as can be!" All the rabbit's friends come to help to try to figure out who the giant jumperee is.

The book is a delightful read aloud that just invites listeners to join in the reading!

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photo Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel
by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

Oh no, the world has run out of tacos! What should we do? We've got to save the tacos. The dragons are here to help. Just keep them away from all that spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . . .

The perfect book for everyone who loved the first book

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photo Lullabyhullaballoo
by Mick Inkpen

With wonderful illustrations and fold-out pages, Inkpen offers up a fantastic bedtime book. It is bedtime, but outside the castle a dragon is roaring, he's hissing and snorting! What shall we do? We'll tell him to shhh!

This read-aloud classic includes a host of noisy fairytale characters that will make you smile.

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photo She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
by Chelsea Clinton

The author celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity--sometimes by speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. An important picture book that shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.

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photo Wolf Hollow
by Lauren Wolk

This young adult novel has been compared to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking bird, a powerful book, beautifully written.

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabell has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pensylvania town. Until the day a new student, Betty Glengarry, walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate and a reclusive world War I veteran Toby becomes the target of her attacks.
While others have always seen Toby's strangeness, Annabell knows only kindness. Soon, she will need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

This is a book you can't put down!

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photo Beyond the Bright Sea
by Lauren Wolk

Another compelling read by the author of Wolf Hollow.
We are excited to share this beautifully written book for young adults that explores questions identity, belonging, and the ture meaning of family.

12 year old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated island. Abandonded and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, she was rescued and raised by Osh along with his fierce and affectionlate neighbor, Miss Maggie. When a mysteriouls fire appears across the water, Crow can't help wondering about her own history. An unstoppable chain of events unfold leading her on a path od discovery and danger.

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photo Some Kind of Happiness
by Claire Legrand

Finley is sent to spend the summer with grandparents she has never met. Her parents are working out "problems" which Finley expects means divorce. Her onlky retreat is the Everwood: a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. But then she discovers the endless forest behind her grandparents' hous and realizes the Everwood is real and it's in trouble. Interweaving the real life story with Fin's imaginative writing offers a special treat that will leave the reader cheering and believing in magic.

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