Archives for Staff Picks

Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Mary says, A gray, stone mansion on the Cornish Coast is the backdrop for the young bride, Mrs. Maxin de Winter; the sinister house keeper, Mrs. Danvers; and the late and beautiful Rebecca. Delve into the shattering truth of Rebecca…and Maxin de Winter.
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Fuss-Free Vegan

Fuss-Free Vegan by Sam Turnbull Monica says, If you are trying to eat healthier this year or reduce your cholesterol consumption from animal products, this book is for you! All the recipes are simple, easy, use common ingredients, and are SUPER tasty.
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No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men Scott says, The Coen Brothers’ best is this modern day Western, with drug cartel angel of death Javier Bardem relentlessly chasing down money-grabber Josh Brolin through the Tex-Mex badlands; from the novel by Cormac McCarthy.
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Bad Best Friend

Bad Best Friend by Rachel Vail Vail’s next great story of a normal kid facing normal problems (no one turns into a werewolf or discovers a portal to another world). Niki is shocked when her best friend dumps her for a more popular crowd.
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Ikenga

Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor Nnamdi’s family struggles emotionally and financially after his father was killed in the line of duty. He wants to avenge his father’s death, but is only 12 years old. He comes to possess a magical object that grants him superpowers.
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Chapter 2 is Missing

Chapter 2 is Missing! by Josh Lieb An inventive picture book that’s missing chapter two. Join the narrator as he searches high and low, interviews suspects, and enlists the help of a detective. Wonderful illustrations to accompany a madcap story about stories.
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The Host

The Host Scott says, You just saw Parasite, now see Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho’s breakout with Western audiences with this monster movie that upends expectations just as much as Parasite.
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Pilu of the Woods

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen Willow is having a hard time at home & school and occasionally lets her emotions get the better of her. She hikes in the woods to calm down, meets a lost tree spirit and helps her return home. The journey is spiritual and physical with both girls challenging and supporting each other on her way home.
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