Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Staff Recommendations, Week of February 28, 2023

A couple of staff recs to finish off the month. Sounds good to me!

First, Oli suggests you read A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon, which is a standalone prequel to The Priory of the Orange Tree. Oli says: "Samantha Shannon delivers the best of epic fantasy once again, in a standalone novel worth all eight hundred and eighty pages. I was hooked on this glorious, sprawling tale from the start. The lives of four main characters - one each from the North, South, East, and West - are about to change: a long-slumbering evil wakes, bringing fire, plague, and a draconic army raised against humanity. Set 500 years after The Nameless One rose from a mountain of fire and was vanquished, and 500 years before the events of The Priory of the Orange Tree, A Day of Fallen Night is rich in history, legend, and depth to both the world and its characters. I'm obsessed, and you should be, too!"

And what better way to hope for spring than along with The Greedy Worm, a new picture book by Milwaukee author/illustrator Jeff Newman. Recommended by Chris: "What a delight! The Greedy Worm feels like a classic picture book that you’ve loved your whole life, yet it’s still full of imagination and surprise. What do you get when you combine an apple, a cohort of bugs, and one greedy worm? A perfectly illustrated, wordlessly imparted, life-long lesson about sharing, caring, nurturing, and sheltering one another. The kind of picture book that you’ll reflect on throughout life as you navigate how to be a friend."

We'll see you next month with more recommendations. Until then, read on.

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