Staff Picks: August 2016

Wonder

Wonder Book Cover

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. The story, which could simply be heartbreaking, is told with humor and compassion and is a joy to read. Recommended for adults and kids, ages 9 +.

Crochet the perfect gift

Crochet the perfect gift Book Cover

This is a great book on how to create crochet gifts. The instructions are easy to read and quick to make. If you’re looking for a more intricate level of crochet, there are patterns to fit any skill level.