Kendra's Picks

The Adventures of Prickly Porky (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780486291703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dover Publications - July 3rd, 1996

I loved these books as a kid! I still read them when I go home to visit. Thornton W. Burgess immerses you in the Green Forest, the Green Meadows, and the Old Pasture with Reddy Fox, Prickly Porky, Jimmy Skunk and other characters. 

At $4, why not try Prickly Porky and ask us about other books in the series.

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What We Were Promised Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316437189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 10th, 2018

An engrossing story of a woman from the rural countryside of China, and the head of household she works for in Shanghai. Masterful storytelling twining the past and family loyalties into a very modern China, you will find yourself living the lives of these two women, each coming into her power in her own way. A book you won't forget for some time.


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ISBN: 9781250166623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 2018

On the table in her kitchen Gran has lined up three things I do not remember:  1. A green stufffed elephant in overalls,  2. A net bag full of chess pieces,  3. A clunky old tape recorder.  "You loved these things when you were here before" Gran tells me.

Those aren't all that Livy used to love...and can't remember.  There is also the tiny ... creature... in the chicken suit in the closet -- Livy could not remember him, but he remembered her.  He waited five years for her, after she hid him in the closet.  Now they are searching for who he is, and why he is here.  And what does the drought in Australia have to do with any of it?

A fun read, aimed at the 8-12 age group.

In Wild Trust: Larry Aumiller's Thirty Years Among the McNeil River Brown Bears Cover Image
By Jeff Fair, Larry Aumiller (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781602233232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Alaska Press - April 15th, 2017

Larry Aumiller had the idea that people and bears could co-exist within a few feet of each other.  With no harm.

The Dark Is Rising (The Dark Is Rising Sequence #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689303173
Availability: Not currently in the store BUT we can probably order it for you
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 1973

Boreal Herbal: Wild Food & Medicine Plants of the North, A Guide to Harvesting, Preserving, & Preparing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986827105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aroma Borealis - July 27th, 2011