Staff picks for October 2012

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

4

My friends are tired of hearing how creepy this book is. Read more...

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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

5

It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will make your heart soar with pride. Read more...

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Monster Mash

5

Catrow's illustrations are monstrously good and highly entertaining. Read more...

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

5

Hands down, one of my favorite books of all time. Read more...

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How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening

4

Recommended if you like the humor of John Hodgman, Dave Eggers, McSweeney's or Amy Sedaris. Read more...

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Vampirina Ballerina

5

Cute, cute, cute, that's what this book is! And it's full of practical advice for any young vampire looking to become a ballerina. Read more...

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Code Name Verity

4

No matter what I write for my review, I will not be able to do this book justice. Read more...

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Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World

5

Inspiring stories about women making a difference worldwide! Read more...

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Flashman on the March

5

Horatio Hornblower? Wimp. Richard Sharpe? Peasant. When it comes to fictional British military figures, accept nothing less than Sir Harry Flashman. Read more...