Come on by your favorite MPL location and enjoy the latest selection of books, Blu-ray’s, CD’s, and DVD’s recommended by our dedicated staff!
September Staff Recommendations
- The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck. [Palm View Branch] “Love this story, I’ve read it four times!!!” ~Marianela
- Animal Farm, by George Orwell. [Palm View Branch] “We all need each other.” ~Marianela
- The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. [Main Library] “This is an imaginative slave narrative that chronicles an escape from a Georgia plantation to different versions of freedom. A Pulitzer Award Winner for fiction and an Oprah pick, this book will inspire in turns despair and hope for the future of black people in America.” ~Kate
- The Thief of Always, by Clive Barker. [Main Library] “A creepy story told in a fairy tale style that is suitable for both adults and older children (though not ones who are sensitive to scary stories).” ~Robert B.
- Never Go Back, by Lee Child. [Main Library] “This novel is an action-packed thriller!” ~Eddie
- The Forgotten Room, by Karen White. [Electronic Branch] “A romance of three different generations of women- will the next generation manage to find happiness that the last one could not? This is a page-turner puzzle, with each chapter giving more clues about how the generations are connected and how one event led to another.” ~Julia
- Blaze, by Laurie Boyle Crompton. [Electronic Branch] “The Main character was very relate-able and someone I would like to keep reading about.” ~Joanna A.
- Dios mio, hazme viuda por favor, by Josefina Vazquez Mota. [Main Library] “Este libro es un llamado al ser humano, a la mujer, al hombre, al joven, para asumir el reto y la aventura de vivir.” ~Ema
- Dispierta el genio financiero de tus hijos, by Robert T. Kiyosaki. [Main Library] “¿Que puede hacer un padre–hoy, desde casa—para darle a sus hijos una ventaja fincanciera? Este libro ofrece respuestas financieras para los padres… los maestros más importantes de un niño.” ~Ema
- Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall B. Rosenberg. [Palm View Branch] “This book shows how to effectively communicate with other individuals.” ~Yolanda
- Depraved : the definitive true story of H.H. Holmes, whose grotesque crimes shattered turn-of-the-century Chicago, by Harold Schechter. [Main Library] “Required reading for any true crime aficionado, this book is the gripping tale of America’s first serial killer, Herman Webster Mudgett; or his more common name H. H. Holmes.” ~Raquel
- Teach Your Baby to Sign, by Monica Beyer. [Palm View Branch] “If your child is having trouble speaking, the use of sign language is a great way to communicate with your baby or toddler to understand their wants and needs.” ~Joanna B.
- The back to basics handbook : a guide to buying and working land, raising livestock, enjoying your harvest, household skills and crafts, and more, by Abigail R. Gehring. [Palm View Branch] “If you’ve ever thought about becoming an urban farmer, here’s a great guide to the basics of getting started!” ~Helen
- Star Wars the Visual Encyclopedia, by Patricia Barr. [Lark Branch] “It is well organized and informative.” ~Sean
- The Rant Zone, by Dennis Miller. [Lark Branch] “I thought Miller was really funny a few years ago.” ~Sean
Young Adult Non-Fiction
- Community Gardens, by Susan Burns Chong. [Palm View Branch] “A great guide for young people who have an interest in gardening.” ~Helen
Young Adult Graphic Novels
- Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll. [Main Library] “If you love scary short stories, this is the book for you! Creepy enough to keep you awake at night.” ~April
Children’s Easy Books
- Return of the Library Dragon, by Carmen Agra Deedy. [Palm View Branch] “Engaging library parody which adults will also enjoy.” ~John D.
- Give Please a Chance, by Bill O’Reilly. [Palm View Branch] “A great book to show children how important the word please is. It’s a great way to show children the importance of manners.” ~Joanna B.
- Little Blue Truck, by Alice Schertle. [Palm View Branch] “Blue gets it done with help from his friends!” ~John D.
- The Witches, by Roald Dahl. [Palm View Branch] “From the creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG comes a tale about real witches. The Witches is another example of Roald Dahl’s masterful storytelling. Written as a children’s book, but all ages will enjoy this tale.” ~Rolando
- The BFG, by Roald Dahl. [Palm View Branch] “You’ve heard the tale… and even seen the movie… but now you can read the adventures of the Big Friendly Giant as master storyteller, Roald Dahl intended them to be. The BFG was written for children, but the story will fill even adult minds with happy dreams.” ~Rolando
- The Tapper Twins tear up New York, by Geoff Rodkey. [Lark Branch] “It is fun books for younger readers and the drawings are nice.” ~Sean
Children’s Spanish Fiction
- Aventura en la biblioteca, by Kašmir Huseinović. [Palm View Branch] “Una emocionante historia que no te debes perder!” ~Maria O.
- Awesome America, by Katy Steinmetz. [Palm View Branch] “Everything you ever wanted to know about the history, people and culture.” ~Maria O.
- Bonnie and Clyde, directed by Arthur Penn. [Main Library] “Outstanding film, cutting edge for it’s time, and an overall thrilling film about two outlaws on the run.” ~Bob
- Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood. [Main Library] “Academy Award winner for best picture, a modern day classic, and last western from Clint Eastwood. A film about trying to walk away from one’s past, but never really being able to completely get away from it.” ~Bob
- 4 Your Eyez Only, by J. Cole. [Palm View Branch] “A mix of political & romantic poetic lyrical rap that will have you listening to every song from beginning to end.” ~Veronica
- Schmilco, by Wilco. [Palm View Branch] “Super mellow songs to listen to on a rainy day.” ~Veronica
- Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season, [Palm View Branch] “The show has all the childhood fairy tales and its enjoyable for all ages.” ~Yolanda