Staff picks

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The Pirate Pig

5

This is a high seas caper involvin' a skull-and-crossbones-wearin' pig, a stout captain and t' unwanted attention o' Barracuda Bill. Read more...

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The Fixer

4

Clear your schedule for the next few days. This book is going to make you forget about your to-do list. Read more...

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The Truth According to Us

4

Grab some iced tea and kick back in a hammock, because it's a scorcher of summer in 1938 Macedonia, West Virginia. Read more...

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Fuzzy Mud

4

A little mud never hurt anyone. Or did it? Read more...

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If You Plant a Seed

5

Fruits and veggies aren't the only things that grow in this sweet story about compassion and generosity. Read more...

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Listful Thinking

3

Fun for glazomaniacs (and non-glazomaniacs who want to learn) everywhere! Read more...

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Buck's Tooth

5

Buck's big front tooth is easy to brush, but that's about the only thing it's good for. It ruins everything! Read more...

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Sea Rex

5

What happens when a bunch of dinosaurs spend a day at the beach? An afternoon of toothy delight! Read more...

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Wrestling With Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

4

Moses' 11th commandment: Don't Trifle with Jane Read more...

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The Penderwicks in Spring

5

This story mixes the modern day family with old fashioned charm and values. Read more...