Staff Picks

Check out these staff recommended books.

Winter world : the ingenuity of animal survival

Bernd Heinrich
2003
ISBN: 9780060197445

Recommended By: Liz
1/7/2020

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
2008
ISBN: 9780385340991

Recommended By: Stacia
1/7/2020

The bobcat

by Katherine Forbes Riley
2019
ISBN: 9781948924092

Recommended By: Laura
1/7/2020

The wild lands

Paul Greci
2019
ISBN: 9781250183583

After the government collapses and fires burn the wilderness, Travis and his younger sister, Jess, must travel hundreds of miles searching for some type of civilization.

Recommended By: Elizabeth
1/7/2020

The man with the violin

Kathy Stinson ; Dušan Petričić
2013
ISBN: 9781554515653

When Dylan hears someone playing their violin in the subway he wants to stop and listen, but his mother and other commuters ignore the violinist completely. It also includes a brief biography of Joshua Bell.

Recommended By: Lisa
1/7/2020

Ancillary justice

Ann Leckie
2013
ISBN: 9780316246620

Now isolated in a single frail human body, Breq, an artificial intelligence that used to control of a massive starship and its crew of soldiers, tries to adjust to her new humanity while seeking vengeance and answers to her questions.

Recommended By: Tamzan
1/7/2020

The poet's dog

Patricia MacLachlan
2016
ISBN: 9780062292629

Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children. Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home -- and they understand him. The children are afraid of the howling wind, but not of Teddy's words. They follow him to a cabin in the woods, where the dog used to live with Sylvan... only now his owner is gone. As they hole up in the cabin for shelter, Teddy is flooded with memories of Sylvan. What will Teddy do when his new friends go home? Can they help one another find what they have lost?

Recommended By: Jamie
1/7/2020

Things my son needs to know about the world

Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies
2019
ISBN: 9781501196867

"Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life"-- Provided by publisher.

Recommended By: Dean
1/7/2020