Staff Picks

Good Talk

Staff Pick Badge
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780399589041
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - March 26th, 2019

 

This hard-hitting graphic memoir is framed around a son's questions about how the world works, but quickly goes much deeper as Mira explores topics of sexuality, politics, prejudice, and the reality of living as a person of color in a post-2016 USA. Heart-aching and fantastic.

Rebecca


Good Omens

Staff Pick Badge
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780060853983
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

 

This has been one of my favorite books for over half my life. In a world that feels increasingly apocalyptic, this one -- with its fond-of-Earth angel and demon duo, witches and witch-hunters, motorcycle-riding Horsepersons, adorable hellhounds, and the occasional rain of fish -- is the funniest, most uplifting and irreverent apocalypse story you're going to find. And there's a tv show out now, if you like that sort of thing. 

Ari


Disappearing Earth

Staff Pick Badge
Disappearing Earth: A novel Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9780525520412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

 

An atmospheric and complex character drama, told through a series of distinct and compelling perspectives. The chapters read like interconnected short stories following the recent disappearance of two young girls, and the undercurrent of social and racial tensions on the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka.  

 

Katie


A Book About Whales

Staff Pick Badge
A Book About Whales Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419735028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 14th, 2019

 

You may know that whales are mammals, but did you know they evolved from land mammals? Did you know that the world’s largest whale, the Blue Whale, is 98 feet long, and the smallest, the Pygmy Right Whale, is only 21 feet long? (That’s the size of an adult female Great White Shark.) I know, so many cool facts, and this book is full of them! Along with great illustrations, it’s hard to put down.

Robin 


Vamos! Let's Go To The Market

Staff Pick Badge
¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

 

Vamos! Let's Go To The Market checks all my boxes for what makes a perfect picture book. The artwork is beautiful and fun, there's so much to discover within every page (perfect for repeat readings!) and the conversational mix of English and Spanish makes for a wonderful learning experience. I wish I had had this book as a kid!

Caleb


Jerome by Heart

Staff Pick Badge
Jerome by Heart Cover Image
By Thomas Scotto (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Olivier Tallec (Artist), Claudia Bedrick (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592702503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 3rd, 2018

 

A beautiful reminder that kids know love when they feel it, and that love can endure against hateful ideology. This is such a wonderful story with a steadfast, inspirational main character. Love is love.

Stacey


The Farmer’s Son

Staff Pick Badge
The Farmer's Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781328577993
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 7th, 2019

 

The Farmer’s Son is an unflinching yet tender memoir about small livestock farming way of life in rural Ireland that almost disappeared if not in Ireland than certainly in our own country. While there’s nothing romantic about such a hardscrabble life Connell’s account of his careful and humane husbandry is profoundly moving.

Dale


Pages