March Staff Recommendations

Come on by your favorite MPL location and enjoy the latest selection of books, Blu-ray’s and DVD’s recommended by our dedicated staff!

March Staff Recommendations



  • Double Dexter, by Jeffry P. Lindsay. [Lark Branch] “I enjoy these books. Dexter, the serial killer who kills other serial killers, is an interesting character and the setting in Miami is also interesting.” ~Sean
  • The House on Tradd Street, by Karen White. [Main Library] “The characters are witty and eccentric. If you enjoy reading about historic homes, unsolved mysteries, and the paranormal, this book is for you.” ~Esther C.

Science Fiction

  • Deathless, by Catherynne M. Valente. [Main Library] “Fairytales come to life during the Russian Revolution in a beautifully written book!” ~Heather

Graphic Novel

  • Sex Pistols: The Graphic Novel, by Jim McCarthy. [Palm View Branch] “Sid Vicious makes this graphic novel bright, colorful and so punk.”  ~Veronica
  • Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love, by Chris Roberson. [Palm View Branch] “A spin on the fairy tale of Cinderella. She is fashionista heroine fighting for freedom.”  ~Veronica
  • Life Sucks, by Jessica Abel. [Palm View Branch] “An excellent graphic novel that combines a humorous look at the downsides of the life of a young vampire as well as a satirical take on working in the service industry as a form of living death.”  ~Robert B.

Young Adult Fiction

  • My Best Friend, Maybe, by Caela Carter. [Palm View Branch] “After years of not speaking, Sadie asks Colette to join her on a family vacation. But it’s not that easy to forgive and forget when Sadie hurt Colette and ended their friendship in the first place.”  ~Joanna
  • My Louisiana Sky, by Kimberly Willis Holt. [Main Library] “It’s cute. It’s a story of a girl in a situation not many people are in/will be in, but that’s what makes it so interesting. You get to be in shoes of this girl who considers herself as the adult in the family.” ~Leslie C.
  • Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, by Holly Black. [Main Library] “Welcome to the realm of very scary faeries. Kaye is a teenager who has been able to see faeries since she was a child.” ~Helen

Children’s Fiction

  • The Golden Specific, by S.E. Grove. [Palm View Branch] “Book two of The Mapmakers Trilogy finds Sophia Tims and her friend Theo traveling a world looking for her parents lost to a different age. A time disturbance has meshed different eras in Sophia’s world, and now her cartographer uncle Shadrack may have the only means to find them. Historical-, dystopian- and adventure-fiction can be found within this trilogy.” ~Rolando
  • The Crimson Skew, by S.E. Grove. [Palm View Branch] “Book three of The Mapmakers Trilogy finds Sophia Tims on her return journey home, separated from her friend Theo and flung into Boston’s Prime Minister Broadgirldle’s Western War and Manifest Destiny campaign. An excellent conclusion to the trilogy that never pulls the brakes on the readers speeding train ride of adventure.” ~Rolando

Children’s Easy Books

  • The Big Book of Girl Power, by Julie Merberg. [Palm View Branch] “Wonder woman in the big book of girl power. Your children will love super hero stories.” ~Joanna
  • Mac & Cheese, by James Proimos. [Palm View Branch] “A day of adventures with two special friends who go so well together!” ~Maria O.


  • This is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp. [Electronic Branch] “This book is told by 4 different points of view during a school shooting. Once students try to leave the auditorium after a lecture, they soon realize they have been locked in.”  ~Joanna

Children’s Biography

  • Who Was Robert E. Lee?, by Bonnie Bader. [Lark Branch] “It looks to be a good biography of Robert E. Lee for children and the drawings are nice.” ~Sean
  • Dr. Seus, by Jill C. Wheeler. [Lark Branch] “If you want to know more about the man behind the classic, nonsensical rhymes, give this a read!” ~David C.

Spanish Biography

  • Una casa propia, by Sandra Cisneros. [Main Library] “Esta autobiografía de Sandra Cisnero es punzante, honesta y profundamente conmovedora. Una casa propia es una celebración exuberante de una vida vivida al máximo.” ~Ema
  • Nujeen, by Nujeen Mustafa. [Main Library] “El relato de una joven siria de dieciséis años con parálisis cerebral que se vió obligada a abandonar su país natal destrozado por la guerra. Es la historia de nuestro tiempo contada por una joven extraordinaria.” ~Ema


  • Diabetes Cookbook, by various. [Lark Branch]  “If you are afflicted with this condition and don’t know what to eat for fear of entering into a diabetic coma, please–you owe it to yourself to read this book!” ~David C.
  • Family Photography Now, by Sophie Howarth. [Main Library]  “Fascinating and insightful look into the family through the lens of different photographers.” ~Bobby
  • The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, by W. B. Yeats. [Main Library]  “This collection encompasses the entire arc of Yeats’ career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, occasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising.” ~Erin
  • The Politics of Injustice, by David Niven. [Main Library] “With what the nation is going through these days, with all the hate and aggression; I feel like we need to look at our past and realize how bigotry, ignorance, and oppression can ruin the good in this world.” ~Leslie C.

Children’s Nonfiction


  • Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach. [Main Library] “Story of a woman trying to find herself amidst the craziness and chaos that is New York, reminiscent of the French New Wave.” ~Bobby
  • Star Trek: Beyond, directed by Justin Lin. [Lark Branch] “I liked this sequel to 2007’s Star Trek film. It might not be perfect but it is enjoyable.” ~Sean
  • To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything, directed by Beeban Kidron. [Main Library] “Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo are three classy and sassy New York drag queens on a road trip. Their car breaks down near a little podunk town where they’re forced to wait for repairs while making nice with the residents. Hilarity ensues!” ~Priscilla M.


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