Staff Picks

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

With guest spots from Scott Walker and Yeasayer, Bat For Lashes’ sophomore effort lands with simple poise.

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Little Bunny on the Move

"From here to there, a bunny goes where a bunny must." With its simple but philosophical prose and minimal yet striking illustration, this children's book weaves an enchanting tale of one small rabbit

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks

In Lauren Myracle's book Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks you'll meet Carly and her southern family.

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Phoebe in Wonderland

Phoebe is an imaginative little girl (played by Elle Fanning) who is obsessed with Alice and Wonderland and who also has OCD and Tourette's Syndrome.

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Shutter Island

Shutter Island off Massachusett's coast is an army facility turned into a hospital for the criminally insane. This mystery, Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, about two U.S.

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Wonderful Tonight

An iconic figure of the 1960's and 70's, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addict

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Concord Coalition

The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy.

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Read Kiddo Read

"...You've found your way here because you've decided to take your kid's reading future into your own hands. Something told you the only way to get kids to read was to give them great books, cool books, books they would absolutely love..." writes James Patterson on his website, ReadKiddoRead.com. This page is FULL of recommendations for kids of all ages - you're sure to find something for your child!

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Inkheart on Playaway

Try a Playaway today! Playaways is the simplest way to listen to an audio book on the go. It's an MP3 player with the book already on it and a battery to make it play. Simply plug in your earphones and enjoy.

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The Duchess

Chronicles the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. She was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. She was a vibrant beauty and celebrity of her time.

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2009 Caldecott Award Winner

Earlier this month, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awarded Beth Krommes the Caldecott Award for her illustration of The House in the Night written by Susan Marie Swanson. This award honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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2009 Newbery Award Winner

Announced earlier this month, Neil Gaiman is the 2009 Newbery Award winner for his story The Graveyard Book. Given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, the Newbery Award honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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The Soloist

The true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless, and his friendship with Steve Lopez, the Los Angeles columnist who discovers and writes about him in the newspaper

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Obama: A New Force in Publishing

President-Elect Barack Obama is quite the reader. He is often photographed reading or holding a book. These photos have already proven to be a boon for book sales in the US. Wouldn't you like to be invited to a White House Book Club?

Listen to this fascinating report by Lynn Neary on NPR about Mr. Obama's power to create readers!

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Mazes of Bones

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human hustory? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away... or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill in MAZE OF BONES by Rick Riordan, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

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