Category Archives: Staff Picks

Ann Martin

          One of my favorite authors is Ann Martin. If you haven’t read her Doll People series, you are missing out on some great books! The Doll People, The Meanest Doll in the World, and The Runaway Dolls are the first three books in the series. A family of porcelain dolls, including Annabelle Doll,  have lived in the… Read more »

El Deafo

Did you love Smile  and Sisters by Raina Telgemeier ? El Deafo by Cece Bell is another great story about growing up.  Cece becomes sick when is four and loses some of her hearing. She is given a hearing aid and discovers she has secret hearing power, maybe even a superpower! What kind of superpower would you have?

Cleopatra in Space

Before she became queen of the Nile, a young Cleopatra is a typical girl, sneaking out of royal algebra lessons to hang out with her friends. When she discovers a tablet that transports her to the future, life gets a little more complicated. First she finds out her feline friend Kosey can talk and second that she is prophesied to save the galaxy from… Read more »

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

It is almost that special day of the year. The time chocolate candies, magic and immortal cats and rats. Wait! What?! In Kate Saunders’ latest book, The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop, magic meets adventure and chocolate has never tasted sweeter. The Spoffard twins, Oz and Lily, are in for the summer of their life when they move to 18 Skittle Street in… Read more »