April 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!


April Staff Recommendations

 April 2018

Fiction

  • Hit Man, by Lawrence Block. [Main Library] “An interesting collection of short stories following the life of an unusual assassin named Keller.” ~Robert B.
  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, by Walter Mosley. [Main Library] “Socrates Fortlow, a 58 year old ex-con who spent most of his life in prison for murder, tries to make a life for himself on the outside as he deals with poverty, racism and his problems of internal anger and self loathing.” ~Robert B.

Children’s Easy Books

  • La llavecita dorada, by Roberto Aliaga. [Palm View Branch] “Para abrir tu imaginacion.” ~Maria
  • Mi pequeña ardilla, by Britta Teckentrup. [Palm View Branch] “Un libro con colores ecologicos!” ~Maria
  • Toes, by Pete Jenkins. [Palm View Branch] “A funny way of showing your child about their body and baby math in adding up their toes.” ~Joanna B.
  • Nose, by Pete Jenkins. [Palm View Branch] “Show your class and babies about their bodies with this rhyming book.” ~Joanna B.

Spanish Fiction

  • Por orden del presidente, by David Baldacci. [Palm View Branch] “Interesante de principio a fin! Los personajes están tan bien delineados que el lector encuentra deliciosa la lectura. Veremos asesinatos, desvios, triangulaciones politicas, persecuciones, traición, ambición, amistad, fidelidad, envidias, y un dulce amor que commueve al lector.” ~Veronica H.
  • Reflejada en ti, by Sylvia Day. [Palm View Branch] “En esta secuela de Desnuda Ante Ti, el argumento deja de parecerse a 50 Sombras Más Oscuras y desarolla un caso de asesinato.” ~Veronica H.

e-Books

  • If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan. [Electronic Branch] “It gives you a glimpse of how life would be if you were a woman living in Iran.” ~Joanna A.

Spanish Nonfiction

  • El costo humano de los agrotóxicos, by Pablo E. Piovano. [Main Library]  “Ensayo fotográfico documenta el impacto de 20 años de uso indiscriminado de agroquímicos en diferentes ciudades, pueblos y zonas rurales de Argentina.” ~Ema

Nonfiction

  • How to Fight Presidents, by Daniel O’Brien. [Lark Branch]  “I liked the introduction and I thought the was silly but sort of enjoyable.” ~Sean
  • 1960s Austin gangsters, by Jesse Sublett. [Palm View Branch] “True crime, Austin – 1960’s.” ~John D.
  • The Midnight Assassin, by Skip Hollandsworth. [Palm View Branch]  “True crime, Austin – 1880’s; the nation’s first serial murderer?” ~John D.
  • H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald. [Palm View Branch] “A non-fiction story about a woman’s unexpected loss of her father and how she coped with the grief using her love of falconry. A story of love, loss and the courage to let go.” ~Rolando
  • The Whole 30, by Melissa Hartwig. [Palm View Branch]  “Awsome…this books has great recipes.” ~Yolanda

DVD’s

  • Thor. Ragnarok, Directed by Taika Waititi. [Main Library] “I enjoyed that it was funny and action packed.” ~Joanna A.

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