• Staff Book Picks


    7 Mr. McGinty Recommends: Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens

    "Kya Clark is the 'Marsh Girl' of Barkley Cove on the North Carolina coast. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist, she took life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. Drawn to two young men from town who were intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opened herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens. When Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya"--OCLC.

    1 Dr. King Recommends:  All the Light You Cannot See by  Anthony Doerr

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up enchanted by a crude radio he's found. His talent with these crucial instruments will eventually bring Werner to Saint-Malo, where their stories converge.


    3 Ms. Thalhuber Recommends:  Scythe  by Neal Schusterman

    Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price - A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life--and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.


    3 Mr. Willcox Recommends:Mistborn: The Final Empire  by Brandon Sanderson

    The Skaa, having slaved in misery for a thousand years under the corrupt, absolute power of the Lord Ruler, still manage to find hope, which rises once again when a criminal mastermind teams up with an unlikely heroine.




    short history Mr. Young Recommends:  A Short History of Nearly Everything  by Bill Bryson

    Nature and science writer Bill Bryson examines some of mysteries of science, and attempts to understand not only what scientists know, but how they know it. Covers the creation of the universe, the size of the Earth, the origins of life, and other topics.




    Secret Life of Bees Mrs. Kroenke Recommends:  The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd

    Fourteen-year-old Lily and her companion, Rosaleen, an African-American woman who has cared from Lily since her mother's death ten years earlier, flee their home after Rosaleen is victimized by racist police officers, and find a safe haven in Tiburon, South Carolina, at the home of three beekeeping sisters, May, June, and August.


    Nightingale Mrs. Stephenson Recommends:  The Nightingale by Hannah, Kristin

    In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Last Modified on October 8, 2021