Staff Picks

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Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (2017). Why do I love the little read-along audiobook “Trombone Shorty”? Because I love to be proved wrong. How else will my horizons expand? This 2018 Odyssey Honor book blew away my blanket disdain for audiobooks. As a rule, I feel that audiobooks ...Read More

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Clover’s Luck by Kallie George, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger (2015). Young Clover absolutely adores animals, so she is beyond excited to help care for some rather unusual ones—think unicorns and a fire-breathing dragon—at a nearby animal adoption agency. Clover’s kind and gentle nature quickly earns her the animals’ trust, and ...Read More

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Please Enjoy Your Happiness by Brinkley-Rogers, Paul (2016). “The two people connected by the red thread are destined to be lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This cord may stretch or tangle, but never break….we would be linked until the end of time.” Please Enjoy Your Happiness, a memoir ...Read More

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Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (2016). Wolf Hollow brought  tears to my eyes. It wasn’t just the bully’s cold-hearted manipulations; nor was I moved by her virtuous, young classmate’s moral indignation, which forced her to conclude that righteous causes sometimes trump rules, and even laws. I reacted emotionally upon discovering ...Read More