Staff picks by Kate F

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The Great Aaa-ooo!

5

This delightful, slightly spooky book is perfect for a chilly, gloomy day! Read more...

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Runner's World Meals on the Run: 150 Energy-Packed Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

5

Chock-full of quick, delicious and healthy meals-- perfect for busy nights when all you want to do is shovel food into your face. Read more...

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Save Me a Seat

5

Kids can be so inspiring in the ways they band together and overcome differences! Read more...

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The Nameless City

4

In a city with no name, who decides its future? Read more...

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Gratitude

5

This graceful, grateful meditation on life and mortality is at once a celebration and a farewell. Read more...

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Awkward

5

Middle school is hard enough, but when you're the new kid and you fall down in front of everyone on your very first day? Well, that's just awkward. Read more...

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

5

Sharp, honest and vulnerable. A perfect pop culture memoir. Read more...

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It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon

5

Lost balloons, broken toys? Sometimes we all need a little reminder about looking on the bright side! Read more...

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Gorillas in Our Midst

5

Yes, this is a picture book, but grown-up me could not stop laughing! 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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The Whale in My Swimming Pool

5

Dying for a swim? It's not that simple when there's a whale in your pool! Read more...

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A Little Life

5

Haunting, absorbing, beautiful. This book changed me. Read more...

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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

4

The story of a rising ballet star, in her own words. So engaging, so good! Read more...

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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

5

This quick read packs a punch with its funny yet poignant look at growing up as a tomboy. For anyone who's ever been a kid. Read more...

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The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

5

Do you love running? Do you sometimes hate it a little bit? This book is for you! Read more...

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I'll Give You the Sun

5

I loved this book so much, I had to take breaks from reading just to give it hugs. Read more...

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Blackbringer

4

Sometimes I just want a book to wrap me up in a nice warm hug and take me on a magical adventure. Lucky for me, there's Laini Taylor. Read more...

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My Salinger Year

4

You don't have to love J.D. Salinger to love this poignant literary memoir. Read more...

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Bellweather Rhapsody

4

A crumbling, haunted hotel, a boatload of rising teenage musical stars and a massive snowstorm combine to create a most enchanting mystery. Read more...

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone

5

A gorgeous, dangerous, magical fantasy that I never want to be done with. Read more...

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Half Bad

4

Witches living among humans, in England, undetected. A teen boy with magical powers. Thinking of Harry Potter? Think again. Read more...

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Panic

4

A suspenseful tale of brutal competition and secrets. Would you risk your own life in order to change it? Read more...

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The Well's End

4

Wowza. This fast-paced sci-fi mystery about a killer virus run amok had me on the edge of my seat! Read more...

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The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

5

A striking account of JFK's assassination. I just can't say enough about how fantastic a read this is. Read more...

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Moosewood Restaurant Favorites: The 250 Most-Requested, Naturally Delicious Recipes from One of America's Best-Loved Restaurants

5

My new favorite cookbook! I've been eating my way through it all winter. 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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The Lucy Variations

4

Sometimes being a piano prodigy just isn't all it's cracked up to be. But I sure do like to read about it! Read more...

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The Wicked Girls

4

If psychological thrillers are your bag, pick this up and you'll be creeped out in no time! Read more...

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Life After Life

5

Beautifully written. Makes me go "hmmm," in the best possible way. Read more...

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Charm & Strange

4

While this book definitely charmed me with its strangeness, it's not for the faint of heart. Read more...

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Seraphina

5

If you've always been a little curious (or dubious) about fantasy or teen books, TRUST ME. Once you read this, you'll see the error of your ways. Read more...

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The Tragedy Paper

4

A bittersweet story of first love. Read more...

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Shadowlands

4

If you like being scared out of your mind by a book, this one won't let you down. Read more...

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Croak

4

Dark and twisty, with a healthy dose of black humor. Read more...

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Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances

4

Three holiday romances from three stellar teen authors-- what's not to love? Read more...

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Tell the Wolves I'm Home

5

For anyone who has ever felt set apart, odd or like they just didn't fit in the world. 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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Bunheads

5

Think "Black Swan," just without all the cray-cray. Read more...

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The Apothecary

4

Meloy's style is classic and timeless, and has an appeal for both kids and adults. Read more...

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Middle of Nowhere

3

If you're like me, and you're a sucker for stories about abandoned kids making it on their own, this might be the book for you! Read more...