Staff Picks

Coraline

A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life.

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Mennonite In a Little Black Dress

A hilarious and moving memoir--in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron--about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis.

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Hear Me Sign

Hear Me Sign will join HTFL in the Family Place Parent/Child Workshop this fall for the first time.

Amy Burns is the founder of, Hear Me Sign, a program that offers baby sign language classes to adults and children, ages birth-3. Amy is a certified special education teacher and sign language instructor. Amy has 3 years experience of professional teaching and has completed levels I and II of American Sign Language.

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MusicWorks

MusicWorks and HTFL have been collaborating for more than two years! We've worked together on the Family Place Parent/Child Workshop, storytimes, and afterschool sessions for elementary children.

MusicWorks, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) music therapy service provider, offers small group sessions for children and young adults (21 years plus) with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other challenges.

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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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