October 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!

October Staff Recommendations


  • Robert B. Parker’s The Bitterest Pill, by Reed Farrel Coleman. [Palm View Branch] “Jesse Stone, town of Paradise police chief, goes back to high school.” ~John D.
  • Captain Alatriste, by Arturo Perez-Reverte. [Main Library] “The writing is excellent and the story is exciting and moves at a brisk pace.” ~Robert B.



  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey, by Robert Macfarlane. [eBranch] “Underland is a haunting voyage into the planet’s past, future and reveals what the underworld has hidden from the surface dwellers.” ~Rolando

Local Authors


  • Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly. [Palm View Branch] “Killing Patton is about the strange, accidental death of World War II’s most audacious general. Or was it accidental?” ~Rolando


  • Fantasia / Fantasia 2000, by Disney. [Main Library] “You can’t go wrong with listening to classical music with a little Halloween twist – Tocata and Fugue in D Minor, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, A Night on Bald Mountain, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, and The Firebird Suite.” ~Lorie
  • Amores Perros, by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. [Palm View Branch] “The lives of three people intertwine under unfortunate and fatal circumstances. A film packed with love, betrayal, pain, and hope.” ~Veronica C.
  • Santo y Blue Demon contra el Dr. Frankenstein, by Miguel M. Delgado. [Main Library] “For lucha libre fanatics, this 1970’s movie with Mexican Wrestling celebrities will bring back the nostalgia from that era.” ~Priscilla
  • Kiki, by Paco Leon. [Palm View Branch] “A thrill seeking film where five couples discover strange and unusual ways of sexual indulgence and pleasure.” ~Veronica C.

Children’s Easy Books

  • Heroes of Gotham City, by J. E. Bright. [Palm View Branch] “It’s a nightmare in Gotham, and villains run amok!” ~Marianela
  • Better Call Batman!, by J. E. Bright. [Palm View Branch] “From dusk to dawn, he is always available.” ~Marianela
  • Old Hat, by Emily Gravett. [Palm View Branch] “It’s different and funny and teaches children to be creative.” ~Stephany
  • Bats at the Ballgame, by Brian Lies. [Palm View Branch] “Children will love this book, because bats are playing a baseball game. How fun is that!” ~Stephany

Children’s Non-Fiction

Children’s Spanish Fiction

Young Adult Non-Fiction

  • The Teen Kitchen, by Emily Allen. [Lark Branch] “I think it is well organized and it has a nice variety of recipes including some for breakfast, lunch, and desert.” ~Sean

Young Adult Fiction

  • The Wizard Heir, by Cinda Williams Chima. [Palm View Branch] “Good contemporary fantasy series. The story is really straightforward and easy to read, page turner for wizard lovers.” ~Adriana

Young Adult Graphic Novels

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