Staff Picks

Ellie McDoodle

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Great Book for Teens Returning Back to School

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, book coverKilling Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan is a great book for teens returning back to school from their summer vacation.

Pop Movie of the Month

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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World War Z is a slick and fast-paced end-of-the-world thriller with an international cast and global settings ... and ... zombies!

Book Review

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

book coverIn Melody Moezzi's latest, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, Moezzi writes openly and honestly about being diagnosed as bipolar and accepting it.

While mental illness is often ignored and misunderstood in many cultures, Melody's Iranian-Muslim family both here and abroad had a particularly hard time initially dealing with her illness; bipolar describes both her illness and the divide in her life of growing up Iranian in the Bible Belt of the U.S.

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

 The Pup After Merle Merle's Door was Ted Kerasote's very popular book about his "freethinking dog." It has been considered one of the best dog books ever written by people who have written some of the best dog books ever.

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The NOT-FOR-PARENTS TRAVEL BOOKThe Not-For-Parents Travel Book, written by Michael Dubois, Katri Hilden and Jane Price, is a fantastic book. It covers 199 countries, grouped by region/continent, from North Korea to Mauritius, Saint Lucia to East Timor. Each country gets one full-color page, which contains a small map, some key facts (size/population/language/currency) and then interesting facts about that country. 

Book Review

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

book coverJane Coxwell, who happens to be Diane von Furstenberg's personal chef, has produced a beautiful book influenced by her travels around the globe.

In Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes, you certainly feel transported and the stunning photos throughout only add to the journey.

All the basics are covered -- breakfast, soups, salads, grains, seafood and more. From honey-poached pineapple to Thai curry to Moroccan lamb, your taste buds are in for a real treat. I can't wait to try the whole stuffed chicken and stuffed pita bread! 

True Crime hits close to home in this thriller

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cover art for "Murder in the Yoga Store"With summer winding down and transitioning to fall, there's only a few short weeks to indulge in summer's best guilty pleasure -- true crime.  Local author Peter Ross Range delivers just in time, with his book Murder in the Yoga Store.  

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013

bookcoverFollow along in the year 2051 where most of the population of the United States lives in two large domes called the Eastern and Western States. A young teenager named Faith lives beyond the dome, along with a very small percentage of others that have chosen to remain on the outside.

A story of faith, family and breaking the rules

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rapture Practice cover artAaron Hartzler has never had a problem making friends.  He's smart, charismatic, and dresses straight from the pages of GQ Magazine.  Growing up in Kansas City, he also harbors some big dreams of making it big on Broadway or becoming a move star in Hollywood.

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