They're here!! The new staff picks are on the shelves and ready for you to browse. In case you're new -or have forgotten- the staff picks are located on the shelves at the front of the Youth Department, right behind the "new" book section by the computers.
Each of the Youth Services staff members choose a few of their favorite books to recommend to you throughout the year. When you're struggling with trying to figure out what to read next, this could be a good place to start. Since we all love to read, it is with great joy we share our picks with you.
Over the next few weeks, several picks from each staff member will be featured here. Hopefully there is something for everyone!
A few of Miss Carolyn's Picks:
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds E REY
Jasper the Rabbit loves eating carrots, but one day the carrots start following him. He decides to come up with a plan to keep them away. This is a fun book with a surprise ending.
Owls: Hunters of the Night by Elaine Landau J 598.97 LAN
This book tells readers how owls see in the dark, where they live, and how they hunt. There are a lot of pictures, a glossary, and fun facts.
Toy Story of Terror by Disney/Pixar J DVD TOY
Here's a short film with all your Toy Story friends. Mr. Potato Head goes missing at a strange roadside motel. Can Woody, Buzz, and the gang solve the mystery of what happened? Will they be reunited? Watch and find out!
A few of Miss Dana's Picks:
The Notorious Benedict Arnold : A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery by Steve Sheinkin J B ARN
Find out about the man who would grow up to be one of the most infamous villains in American history. How did Benedict Arnold get to the place where he would betray his country? What experiences did he have that would lead him down that path?
Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard
by Annette LeBlanc Cate J 598 CAT- You think looking at birds is boring? Think again. In this beginning book about bird watching, discover hints about where you should look, what you should look for, and how you should listen. You'll be amazed at what can be found in your own backyard!
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller E KEL
The states get bored with their positions on the map and decide to change places for a while. But when they get to their new homes, they soon discover it's not all they hoped it would be!
A Few of Mr. Scott's Picks:
Meanwhile by Jason Shiga J GN SHI
For those of you who love choose-your-own-adventure books, this graphic novel will appeal to you. The simple question of chocolate or vanilla leads to disaster for Jimmy.
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville J MIE
Twelve-year-old Zanna enters a secret passage to Un Lun Dun, the twisted version of London. There, giraffes eat people, a simple cloud is evil, and the residents need a hero to save them from their own strange world.
The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman E GAI
Fantasy master Neil Gaiman gives us his spooky spin on the alphabet in this ominous, intricately-illustrated A to Z.
Stay tuned for more picks.....