Category Archives: staff picks

Staff Picks!

Katie’s Picks:

Beverly Cleary’s books

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Judy Blume’s books

Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Morgan’s Picks: 

Angel series by Lee Weatherly

Cassandra Clare books

Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey

The Healing Wars by Janice Hardy

House of Night by P.C. and Kristin Cast

L.J. Smith’s books

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

Princess Furball by Charlotte Huck

Rick Riordan’s books

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Liz’s Picks:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Amber’s Picks:

The Adventures of Cow by Lori Korchek

Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde


Staff picks by Angie

Our latest staff favorites list comes from Angie.



1. Animalia by Graeme Base – E BAS

2. Bossy Bear (series) by David Horvath – E HOR

3. Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton –  J 201 HAM

4. The Magic School Bus (series) – picture & chapter books available      in Early & Juvenile Fiction

5. The Wizard of Oz (Oz series) by L. Frank Baum – J BAU

6. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling – J ROW

7. Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar – J SAC

8. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner – J WAR

9.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – YA AUS

 10.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – YA BRO

11. Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer – YA MEY

12. Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld – YA WES

Staff picks by Lea

We’re starting a new display at the library that features the top 10 picks by staff. The first top 10 list comes from Lea, one of our Youth Services Library Assistants. Her list is an assortment of some of her favorite youth books, from early readers up to young adult fiction. Check out the display on the 2nd floor and pick up one of her favorites while you’re here!



  1. Watership Down by Richard Adams – YA ADA
  2. Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld – YA WES
  3. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor – YA TAY
  4. The Call of the Wild by Jack London – YA LON
  5. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell – J ODE
  6. Socks by Beverly Cleary – J CLE
  7. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein – J 811.54 SIL
  8. Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham – E GRA
  9. Animalia by Graeme Base – E BAE
  10. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or the Roly-Poly Pudding by Beatrix Potter – E POT
Check back soon for more staff picks!