Staff picks

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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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The Naturals

4

Oh, what? You wanted to read a super-fun book that's pretty much the "Criminal Minds" of teen fiction? Look no further! Read more...

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

5

I've never laughed out loud at a book as much as I did reading this memoir. Recommended for anyone who likes their humor dark and strange. Read more...

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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story

5

Sheep detectives. What more motivation do you need? Read more...

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The Truth of Me: About a Boy, his Grandmother, and a Very Good Dog

4

There are all kinds of magic in the world and most of them don't involve spells or wands-- only love. Read more...

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This is How: Help for the Self

5

This is why, for you, anything is possible. Because you are made of everything. Read more...

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The Screaming Staircase

4

Chomping at the bit for the new season of "Sherlock" to start? Try this for a fix. Read more...

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The Lowland

4

Set in India and America, this is a sweeping novel about two brothers, family tragedy and trying to pick up the pieces. Read more...

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Fortunately, the Milk

4

Aliens and vampires and time travel, oh my! Dad runs into ALL of these things, plus much more, on a short trip to the corner for some milk! 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...