Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee's debut novel weaves together elements of historical fiction and adventure into a powerful coming of age tale.  Two young girls living in Missouri, a runaway slave and a convicted criminal, disguise themselves as boys and travel the Oregon Trail.  Along the way, they discover their inner strength, and create bonds of friendship that look beyond race and gender.  Perfect for anyone looking for something with a little adventure, or something with a little girl power! ~Kelly, CCL

Rivers and Tides

This documentary follows artist Andy Goldsworthy as he travels the world creating intricate masterpieces in and with his surroundings. His materials are only those found in nature. It's a mesmerizing and meditative experience to watch his process and see his incredible finished works. ~Elizabeth, HH

The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by Wes Anderson, this comedy/drama centers around an estranged family of former child prodigies who reunite after their father announces a terminal illness. It's quirky, funny, moving, and boasts a killer cast--it's a movie that stays with you. I consider it a classic--one of my favorite movies of all time. ~Elizabeth, HH

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

It's the middle of World War Two and a young British wireless operator has been captured by the Nazis. This book is her confession ... but can she be trusted? The narrators of this audiobook will keep you so wrapped up you won't want to turn it off. Lovers of historical fiction and suspense won't want to miss it. ~Laura, HH

Ghosts:A Natural History by Roger Clarke

Clarke explains what happens when people see a ghost, why people are so fascinated by ghosts, and the technology used in ghost hunting. Anyone with an interest in ghosts, ghost hunting, or the paranormal will enjoy reading this book. ~Barb, CCL