Staff Picks

Books recommended by the Scenic Regional Library staff.

Additionally, book reviews written by Scenic Regional Library and Missourian staff members may be read here.



The Promise of a Pencil
General Reviews

The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun

Book Cover  The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.

 

 
Flora & Ulysses
Kids Reviews

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo - winner of the 2013 Newberry Award

Book Cover  Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

 
Midwinterblood
Teen Reviews

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, 2014 winner of the Printz Award for Teen Literature

Book Cover  "Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant."

 
Shadow and Bone
Teen Reviews

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Book Cover Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protégé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

 

 
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