Staff Picks

'Pukka: the Pup After Merle' by Ted Kerasote

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.

'The Not-For Parents Travel Book'

The Not-For-Parents Travel Book, written by Michael Dubois, Katri Hilden and Jane Price, is a fantastic book.

'Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes'

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Jane 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.

Murder in the Yoga Store

True Crime hits close to home in this thriller

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.

Everyone Has A Heartbeat. Few Have The Pulse

Follow 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.

Rapture Practice

A story of faith, family and breaking the rules

Aaron 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.

'Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie' by David Lubar

With school less than two weeks away, there’s a good chance some of you are feeling anxious.  This is probably most true if you’re starting a new school, especially if you’re going from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school.  Scott Calvin had a similar experience in the book

Starting Kindergarten

Seven books to share with your child about starting school

Adventure Annie Goes to KindergartenBy Toni BuzzeoJUV E BUZZEO

Win the Loteria!

A new novelist makes his debut

If I hadn't been drawn by the beauty of this book's cover, I would have missed out on a unique and daring read. 

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Staff Book Recommendation

Daughter of the king, sister of the king, niece of the king, and wife of the king.  That is how the mother of the Tudor dynasty has been described. But there is more to her story.

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