Staff Picks Summer 2021

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Cover Art: The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

‘I liked the story, the main character gets a do-over a bunch of times in an alternate ‘heaven’ which is the library. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a ‘just a good story’ type book.’ Adult Fiction. 

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes.


‘I just read this book for a class I’m taking as a first chapter book. It is funny, and light hearted for early school years kids.’ Juvenile Fiction.

What’s that Noise? by Naomi Howarth

‘This is a cute read, my kids really liked it. It’s about a little seal that goes on an adventure to find out…*shockingly* what’s that noise?’ Picture Book.

Victoria – Komoka Library

The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

A groundbreaking, YA thriller about a native teen who must root out the corruption in her community, Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths. Now, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known. Young Adult.

Leslie-Anne – Coldstream Library

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly.

A prequel to Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls, Lost Roses tells the story of Caroline Ferriday’s mother, Eliza and can be read as a stand-alone novel. Set a generation earlier and inspired by true events, Lost Roses follows three equally indomitable women under the shadow of World War I. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian emigre's who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a momentous time in history. Adult Fiction

Ellyn – Ilderton Library