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February Staff Picks!

This month we have started featuring a series of books chosen by our fabulous staff. Once a week our literary mavens will be featured on our social media channels. At the end of every month we will combine them into one spot for you right here; that way you won't miss a single book! These choices are some of their favorite reads, or reads they know they need to share with others.

Midge, from UPK, recommends "Close your Eyes, Hold Hands" by Chris Bohjalian. It's a joy to read about their adventures, because, as Midge says it's about, "two unlikely friends, a homeless teen and a young boy."


Mina, from UPK, recommends you pick up "Ghosts" by Raina Telgemier. “This is a great book that tweens and teens will relate to." says Raina, "A young girl in search of her own identity in a changing world!”


Our very first Staff Pick, on Valentine's Day, came from Alexis at UPK . She recommends "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. Give a little love to everyone in your life today!

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