Staff Picks

What If You Had Animal Feet!?

What If You Had Animal Feet!? by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Howard McWilliam (2015) “What if one day when you woke up and climbed out of bed, the feet you planted on the floor weren’t yours? What if, overnight, a wild animal’s feet took their place at the end of ...Read More

Librarians Recommend!

For this and more librarian recommendations, check our “Staff Picks” page. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (2015) Carolyn and her eleven adopted siblings, once regular Americans, have spent decades being trained by a man they call “Father.”  He is—to their perception—a god. Their training has been entirely ...Read More

Condemned to Die a Heretic

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry, 2016- Set during the Crusades, The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry is the story of Dolssa, a privileged young woman known for the miracles that transpire in her presence.   Condemned to die as a heretic by the Inquisition, Dolssa escapes her execution ...Read More

On Killing

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Lt. Col. David Grossman 1996. Few people have ever dared to approach the topic of the psychological impact of learning to, and training to kill.  This is probably due to the fact that few are qualified ...Read More