December 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!

December Staff Recommendations


  • Dead Harvest, by Chris F. Holm. [Main Library] “A brisk read which blends urban fantasy, horror and noir fiction in one.” ~Robert B.

Science Fiction

  • The Wolf of Winter, by Paula Volsky. [Main Library] “A well written story following the rise and fall of a young man who uses dark magic to gain power.” ~Robert B.


  • Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker. [Main Library] “Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker explains how globally, people living within the latest millennia have grown richer qualities of life, health, prosperity and happiness, despite the contrary being reported on 24/7 cable news media.” ~Rolando

Children’s Easy Books

Children’s Nonfiction

Children’s Fiction

  • The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle. [Main Library] “M. Beagle lets us experience a very interesting take on the mythical unicorn as it journeys to find its own kin and learns about the sorrows and joys of life.” ~Katya
  • The First Rule of Punk, by Celia C. Perez. [Main Library] “12-year old María Luisa, a.k.a. Malú, struggles to find her own identity in a new city and a new school, with a SuperMexican mother and a punk-rock father. This is a children’s book that teens and adults will also find interesting.” ~Kate

Young Adult Fiction

  • Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi. [Palm View Branch] “Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel of her highly anticipated young adult fantasy novel set in West Africa with magic, warriors and a tyrant. In development as a major motion picture.” ~Rolando
  • Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, by Isabel Quintero. [Main Library] “Isabel Quintero was one of our featured authors at South Texas Book Festival. If you missed out on her awesome talks, read this. Fans of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez may enjoy this one as well!” ~Amanada


  • The Polar Express, by Robert Zemeckis. [Palm View Branch] “Polar express is outstanding, amazing and magical.” ~Yolanda
  • Halt and Catch Fire: Seasons 1&2, [Palm View Branch] “Relive the 1980’s development of the personal computer! Also explores the growing pains of the PC industry and some of the spin-off services.” ~John D.
  • Greace Live!, by Thomas Kail. [Lark Branch] “I think it might as fun as the classic movie.” ~Sean
  • Die Hard, by John McTiernan. [Main Library] “It’s the holiday season and this is one of the best, not to mention, most action packed Christmas movie of all time!” ~Katya
  • The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Heminghway. [Main Library] “Great story about a fisherman battle with the sharks and a big fish!” ~Gabriel

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