Staff Picks

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Amanda


Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story  


"Quick easy read for adults but made me feel a lot of emotions and the art of the book was beautiful."
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Angel


Hug Machine by Scott Campbell 


"Have you had a hug today?  Whether you are big, or small, or square, or spiky, or long this HUG machine will hug them all.  He is full of energy to keep him going all day long!  Although pizza is his energy source just in case his battery is low.  He'll hug benches, animals, babies, and more!  I hope he's not too tired when he finally 
makes it home. Can you be a hug machine too?"
Hug Machine
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Barbie 


Summertime Sleepers: Animals that Estivate

"You know about animals that hibernate in the winter, but do you know that some animals sleep in the summer?  Check out this Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal honor book to learn more!  This non-fiction picture book pairs beautiful watercolor spreads of estivating animals sleeping with sketches of the animals in their active times.  A narrative weaves through the book and detailed asides tell more about each animal highlighted.  Don't miss the California tiger salamander from Solano County!"


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Durandy


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

"This young adult coming of age novel follows Starr as she learns how to be herself on both sides of her world. After a routine police stop takes a dark turn while she is riding with one of her friends, she gains the confidence to use her most powerful tool, her voice."

The Hate U Give
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Emiliano


3D Printing Failures by Sean Aranda

"It helped me solve some problems I was having in 3D printing, It might do the same for others."

3D Printing Failures
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Emily


Cook This Book by Molly Baz

"After trying about half the recipes in this book, I can say they are nearly all wow-ingly delicious!  This book is thoughtfully designed to teach cooking techniques to up your chef game through step-by-step written instructions and QR codes that link to video demos.  I highly recommend that you cook this book!"


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Keely 


Boardwalk Babies by Marissa Moss

"When hospitals rejected the newly invented incubators to save premature babies, one determined doctor set up a sideshow at Coney Island displaying how the incubators could save these tiny lives. An amazing true story." 

Boardwalk Babies
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Kelly


Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

"It is a very timely look at how geography affects politics.  As the subtitle says, "Ten maps that explain everything about the world."."

Geo
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Madison


Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

"Saga is a fantastic space-opera graphic novel that focuses on the romance between characters Marko and Alana, two aliens whose species are at war and forbidden from being together. The book is beautifully illustrated and explores the relationship between new parents trying to navigate being refugees on the run from the law while raising their newborn daughter, Hazel. Saga gracefully tackles serious topics, while perfecting balancing both serious and comical dialogue. I would absolutely recommend this book to any comic book enthusiasts looking for a unique and mature read!"

Saga
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Michael


The Day Jimmy's Boa at the Wash by Trinka Noble 

"More than 40 years after it was first published, this classic story about a child's class trip to the farm proves that there is still a huge difference between the details ADULTS find exciting versus what is exciting to a child."

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Monica


How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson 

"This book is for the fangirl in all of us. The one who falls in love with celebrities and the fictional characters they play. The one who ships and the one who stans and the one who doesn't like to stop dreaming. Enjoy some delightful rom-com fun at your local Anaheim library."

How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days
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Orfil


Confession by Saint Agustine

A fantastic novel that speaks of a famous philosopher during the early Medieval Ages, Augustine of Hippo. Throughout this autobiography, Augustine begins understanding the world around him and his own action, and how it has been affecting his life.  He also dives into the idea of theology and philosophy, and St. Augustine, which is his title in present-day, explains how he detaches himself from his idols.  This novel and autobiography is a classic and enjoyable read for those who prefer philosophy and theology genres.  

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Pete


Invincible by Cory Walker and Robert Kirkman

"Invincible is a fun graphic novel to read on its own but it is especially fun to read before or after watching the Prime animated series. It has an old-school comic sensibility yet also feels very modern despite it being created almost 20 years ago. The art style really suites the story and these books are big so there is a lot of art and story to enjoy."

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Rocio


Avocado Asks: What Am I? by Momoko Abe

"It is so cute and really funny, my little one loved it."

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Shawna

The Ballerinas: A Novel 

"I enjoyed the exploration of the world of ballet from a performer's perspective. The characters were captivating!"

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Thomas

Sherman: A Soldier's Life by Lee Kennett

You know about animals that hibernate in the winter, but do you know that some animals sleep in the summer?  Check out this Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal honor book to learn more!  This non-fiction picture book pairs beautiful watercolor spreads of estivating animals sleeping with sketches of the animals in their active times.  A narrative weaves through the book and detailed asides tell more about each animal highlighted.  Don't miss the California tiger salamander from Solano County!

Sherman
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