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Author
Book Author

Staff Comment
This book is amazing!!!! This book is amazing!!!!This book is amazing!!!!

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jeremy

1984 Staff Pick

Author
George Orwell

Staff Comment
Creepy!

Suggested by
Jeremy

Little Heathens

Author
Mildred Kalish

Staff Comment
1st time author at the age of 80+! An interesting look at growing up during the Great Depression … with wonderful recipes!

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

All Creatures Great and Small

Author
James Herriot

Staff Comment
A wonderful memoir from a world-renowned country vet. Warm, wonderful and inspiring.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Angela's Ashes

Author
Frank McCourt

Staff Comment
A remarkable story of overcoming adversity. Told with a lot of humor and charm, the author shows us his impoverished childhood in Limerick. Ireland.

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

Breaking Night: A memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard

Author
Liz Murray

Staff Comment
Foraging for food on the streets and completing school assignments in stairwells - the unbelievable & incredible story of going from "Homeless to Harvard."

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

Dewey's Nine Lives

Author
Vicki Myron

Staff Comment
Wonderful true stories of cats and how they changed their owners' lives.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Herb & Dorothy

Author
Megumi Sasaki

Staff Comment
Meet Herb and Dorothy, my heroes! Phenomenal!

Suggested by
Diane, East Shore Area Library

James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Author
James Herriot

Staff Comment
A wonderful collection of true stories about the experiences of a country vet.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Losing It - And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time

Author
Valerie Bertinelli

Staff Comment
One Day at a Time star tells her story. Interesting account of her life!

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

The Professor and the Madman

Author
Simon Winchester

Staff Comment
A fascinating account of a man in an insane asylum who contributes 10,000 entries to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Suggested by
Diane, East Shore Area Library

Worn Stories

Author
Emily Spivack

Staff Comment
The perfect book for anyone that likes interesting stories. There are dozens in this book and every single one is different. Good for adults, teens, and everyone in between.

Suggested by
Emily Spivack

A Funny Little Bird

Author
Jennifer Yerkes

Staff Comment
What a cute book! Being different can be fun!!

Suggested by
Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy

Author
Christopher Paul Curtis

Staff Comment
He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

HELP! A Story of Friendship

Author
Holly Keller

Staff Comment
Can friendship survive gossip? This delightful story leads to good discussions.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author
Brian Selznick

Staff Comment
Hugo Cabret, an orphan, clock keeper, and a thief, and the stories of his travels. Exciting!

Suggested by
Connor, East Shore Area Library

Love is my Favorite Thing

Author
Emma Chichester Clark

Staff Comment
Unconditional love and forgiveness are the focus in this adorable story.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Only One Woof

Author
James Herriot

Staff Comment
A delightful TRUE story from world famous country vet. Great for all ages.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Author
Eric Litwin

Staff Comment
Pete is a really cool cat whose motto is "It's all good."

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

Runaway Ralph

Author
Beverly Cleary

Staff Comment
Tired of his annoying family, Ralph runs away to camp. But it is not what he expected.

Suggested by
Connor, East Shore Area Library

It's a Wonderful Life (For Kids!)

Author
Jimmy Hawkins

Staff Comment
Written by the original "Tommy" from the classic movie, this book is a perfect lesson that everyone's life matters. Wonderful!

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Woof

Author
Spencer Quinn

Staff Comment
Told from the dog's point-of-view, Bowser finds a new home with young "Birdie" and together they solve a home town mystery.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

A Place Called Hope

Author
Philip Gulley

Staff Comment
Finally, Quaker pastor Sam Gardner is back with a new congregation of quirky characters.

Suggested by
Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

The Art of Arranging Flowers

Author
Lynne Branard

Staff Comment
A florist deals with love, grief and renewal in a small town.

Suggested by
Meg, East Shore Area Library

At Home in Mitford

Author
Jan Karon

Staff Comment
NY Times bestselling author. First in a wonderful series about a very human Episcopal priest in small town North Carolina.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Buck Stops Here

Author
Mindy Starns Clark

Staff Comment
A woman must discover the truth about her husband's death.

Suggested by
Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

A Very Private Grave

Author
Donna Fletcher Crow

Staff Comment
The history of Christianity is the focus for this modern day engaging mystery.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus

Author
Joyce Magnin

Staff Comment
A 72-year-old woman travels cross country using public transportation. Heart warming and delightful!

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Home Another Way

Author
Christa Parrish

Staff Comment
A young woman is forced to confront her past in order to claim her inheritance.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Author
Jan Karon

Staff Comment
Back from his trip to Ireland Father Tim must decide what to do with his time and MANY challenges. Beautiful and inspiring!

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Prayer Box

Author
Lisa Wingate

Staff Comment
A great story about a person being judged before anyone knew the truth

Suggested by
Theresa, East Shore Area Library

What Follows After

Author
Dan Walsh

Staff Comment
2 boys run away in 1962 Florida. I wanted to keep reading this book until I found out what happened.

Suggested by
Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Artemis Fowl

Author
Eoin Colfer

Staff Comment
This is a fun series of books with hightech fairies & a 12yr old criminal genius.

Suggested by
Meg, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy

Author
Christopher Paul Curtis

Staff Comment
He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy

Author
Christopher Paul Curtis

Staff Comment
He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

Compulsion

Author
Martina Boone

Staff Comment
After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions

Suggested by
Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Virals

Author
Kathy Reichs

Staff Comment
Adults will enjoy this young adult novel written by Kathy Reichs especially those that enjoyed reading other young adult books like the "Hunger Games".

Suggested by
Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

A Wrinkle in Time

Author
Madeleine L'Engle

Staff Comment
Along with her friends, a young girl searches for her father who disappeared while doing secret government work. Newbery Medal winner.

Suggested by
Connor, East Shore Area Library

Alias Hook

Author
Lisa Jensen

Staff Comment
A Neverland story for grown-ups. Hook tells a tragic tale of loss and hatred and is saved by the power of love.

Suggested by
Phyllis, East Shore Area Library

Dune

Author
Frank Herbert

Staff Comment
A modern sci-fi classic about an alien society. Detailed & absorbing.

Suggested by
Joe, East Shore Area Library

Hood

Author
Stephen Lawhead

Staff Comment
An interesting version of "Robin Hood" and how the author thinks it happened. Thrilling!

Suggested by
Lydia, East Shore Area Library