Our well-read staff has come together to provide an array of book recommendations ranging from teen reads to adult fiction and nonfiction, alongside children’s items to meet your eclectic needs! We also wanted to highlight a special item from our YouCreate Lab. Each month we will be highlighting staff picks, so settle in and discover a new favorite.
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can’t ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
A popular choice for experienced and beginner amateur astronomers looking for a compact and portable telescope to use as a “grab-and-go” alternative to larger, bulkier models.
In The Te of Piglet, the Piglet character of the Winnie-the-Pooh books explains the Chinese concept of Te, meaning ‘power’ or ‘virtue’. Hoff demonstrates the Taoist concept of ‘Virtue of the Small’; though, he also uses it as an opportunity to elaborate on his introduction to Taoism.
The Expanse meets Game of Thrones in J. S. Dewes’s fast-paced, sci-fi adventure The Last Watch, the first book in the Divide series, where a handful of soldiers stand between humanity and annihilation.
The influential TED speaker and best-selling author of The Gifts of Imperfection draw on new research to challenge conventional beliefs about the skills required to achieve actual belonging while being true to oneself.
When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. The few children that return alive have terrible stories—impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only adult who sees what they can see.
A gang leader’s son finds his effort to go straight for the sake of his child challenged by a loved one’s brutal murder, in a poignant exploration of Black coming-of-age set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give.
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.
An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.
An intimate memoir on the work and wonder of ranch life, critiquing the inhumane and environmentally destructive factory farm system and offering sustainable alternatives for ethical omnivores.
Featuring a music-making shaker built into the book, a pun-filled interactive story depicts best friends Clarinet and Trumpet, whose bond is tested by the arrival of a newcomer, Oboe, who sets a new tone in the music room.
This blog post was created by librarians from Park City Library with help of information found in NoveList – a database which is free with your library card. NoveList is a comprehensive reading recommendation resource.