Staff picks by Laela T

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Landline

5

Georgie isn't looking for magic, but she finds it right when she needs it the most. How fortuitous. Read more...

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How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

4

These funny and irreverent facts are sure to tickle the funny bones of kids and adults alike. If you don't watch out, you might learn something too. Read more...

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Can You Survive in the Special Forces? An Interactive Survival Adventure

4

I wanna be an Airborne Ranger, I'm gonna read about a life of danger. Sound off… Read more...

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Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too

5

Hip, hip, hooray! It's a super-duper daddy and daughter day. The perfect read for little ones and their exceptional dads. Read more...

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Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

4

There are about 600 military working dogs. They are smart, strong and aggressive. I don't want to meet one. Read more...

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Jane, the Fox, & Me

4

What do "Jane Eyre," foxes and little girls who look like sausages have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. Read more...

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The Sweetheart Bargain

4

This is a sweetheart of a romance about dogs, Coast Guard heroes, girls trying to start over and meddling grandmothers. Read more...

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Boris On the Move

4

Boris is a warthog, and he is just like you. Boris dreams of adventures, and not just the kind you can find in your own backyard, just like you. Read more...

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Journey

5

Can an ordinary red crayon take you on a stunning and incredible journey? This flight of fancy says, "Yes!" Read more...

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Navigating Early

4

If "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" got together with "The Odyssey," their book baby would be "Navigating Early." Read more...

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No Fits, Nilson!

5

I am giving you a gorilla stare. You must read this book. You must read this book. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! I want banana ice cream. Read more...

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Destiny, Rewritten

4

If you're looking for a book that's charming and magical, look no further! Read more...

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Sports Illustrated Kids Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball

5

Baseball meets Top 10 lists! This book has everything: phenomenal photos, bountiful baseball and fascinating facts. Read more...

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Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

4

Young widows are those unlucky people who have to make second chances for themselves. This is a story of overcoming the unthinkable. Read more...

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Fake Mustache

4

The Heidelberg Handlebar #7 mustache is ready to take over the world. Be ready to laugh, because this book is 100% ridiculous. 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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The One and Only Ivan

4

The One and Only Ivan tugs at the heartstrings in a way that only a true story can. Read more...

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The Immortal Rules

4

If Walking Dead were a vampire book, it would be this book. Read more...

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A Diamond in the Desert

4

This book explores the hardships in the Japanese-American internment camps during WWII and the enduring spirit of the people who were held there. Read more...

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Oh no, George!

5

Chris Haughton is quickly becoming one of my favorite children's book writers. Read more...