February Staff Recommendations

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

February Staff Recommendations

 Feb Staff Rec 2018


  • The Japanese Lover, by Isabel Allende. [Main Library] “Every human life is beautiful and complex. Welcome to the life of Alma Belasco.” ~Beverly
  • Richard Bolitho, Midshipman, by Alexander Kent. [Main Library] “A short book, but it serves as a good introduction to the genre of historical naval fiction.” ~Robert B.
  • The Gunslinger, by Stephen King. [Palm View Branch] “Book one of The Dark Tower series, Roland of Gilead, the gunslinger takes a journey across his desolate world. Compelled to chasing the man in black and locating the Dark Tower, Roland’s journey is full of good and evil. Now a major motion picture.” ~Rolando
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell [Palm View Branch] “A great read.” ~Marianela
  • Hannah’s Journey, by Anna Schmidt [Main Library] “Ever tried an Amish romance? These bonnet rippers are both sweet and scandalous! Give this a read if you’re curious, if only for the novelty.” ~Heather

Young Adult Fiction

  • Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton. [Palm View Branch] “In book one of the Rebels of the Sand trilogy, Amani Al’Hiza desperately seeks a new life away from her desert hometown of Dustwalk, where she meets Jin, a foreigner and rebel of the Sultan. Her encounter leads to many adventures and twists along the way. An excellent read for children and teens.” ~Rolando
  • Liar, by Justine Larbalestier. [Main Library] “A story so entangled with truths and lies that once it straightens out, the line is taut and chilling and you will close the book open-mouthed.” ~Alison

Young Adult Graphic Novels

  • Seed of Destruction, by Michael Mignola. [Main Library] “Like its film counterpart, this comic book mixes pulp with elegance to tell a strange and engaging tale.” ~Alison

Children’s Easy Books

  • The Year of the Dog, by Oliver Chin. [Palm View Branch] “This book introduces the twelve animals from the Chinese lunar calendar.” ~Maria O.
  • Do Unto Otters, by Laurie Keller. [Palm View Branch] “A PUN-ishingly funny book about good manners.” ~John D.
  • I Will Love You Forever, by Tatsuya Miyanishi. [Palm View Branch] “I recommend it for those who need a story about adoption.” ~Joanna B.
  • Words and Your Heart, by Kate Jane Neal. [Palm View Branch] “Some words can do amazing things and make us happy.” ~Maria O.
  • Forever After, by Susan Amerikaner. [Palm View Branch] “A deluxe book of Princess Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, and Rapunzel’s big wedding days. A perfect valentine’s day story for those of all ages.” ~Joanna B.

Children’s Biography

  • John’s Secret Dreams, by Doreen Rappaport. [Lark Branch] “John Lennon lived by the belief of peace and love, which I live by as well. I feel this book is a great book for the month of February since it is the month of love and black history month.” ~Diana C.


  • A Promise of Fire: , by Amanda Bouchet. [Electronic Branch] “This is a really great fantasy romance adventure novel, set in an alternate version of ancient Greece. Great for any fans of fantasy, romance, or historical fiction.” ~Julia
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes, by Maureen Johnson. [Electronic Branch]  “It’s a very interesting book to read if you have never traveled before.” ~Joanna A.


  • Essential Origami, by Steve Biddle. [Lark Branch]  “This is a fun step by step origami book!” ~Gabriel
  • Dominican Republic, by Christopher P. Baker. [Lark Branch]  “It is a nice travel guide. It has a nice design/layout.” ~Sean
  • Argentina, by Wayne Bernhardson. [Lark Branch]  “It is a good travel guide and has really nice color photos.” ~Sean


  • Can’t Get Enough, by Barry White. [Main Library] “Let Barry put you in the mood for love with this classic album.” ~Erin
  • I’m In the Mood For Love, by Kenny G. [Palm View Branch] “Let Kenny G’s mesmerizing melodies connect you and your special someone. <3” ~Amy
  • Time, Love & Tenderness, by Michael Bolton. [Main Library] “Play this album to find out what could happen When a Man Loves a Woman.” ~Liz
  • Before Sunrise, directed by Richard Linklater. [Main Library] “A romantic movie for anyone who thinks they don’t like romance.” ~Erin
  • Unstoppable, directed by Tony Scott. [Palm View Branch] “Not sure whether to blame the script writers or the director for the wicked sense of humor embedded in this movie, but either way, it’s a great ride!” ~John D.
  • What If, by Michael Dowse. [Lark Branch] “A true modern romance with sweet and quirky moments.” ~Amy
  • Rick and Morty: Season 1, by Justin Roiland / Dan Harmon. [Palm View Branch] “An adult animated comedy of a crazy scientist named Rick Sanchez who travels to different universes sometimes involving his grandchildren Morty and Summer.” ~Veronica
  • Rick and Morty: Season 2, by Justin Roiland / Dan Harmon. [Palm View Branch] “An adult animated comedy of a crazy scientist named Rick Sanchez who travels to different universes sometimes involving his grandchildren Morty and Summer.” ~Veronica

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