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Anna with Eartha, Booker, and NeilAnna moved from Tennessee to Minneapolis because she fell in love with the city. Working with animals is her passion, and she has cared for everything from chimpanzees to anteaters. She enjoys reading, collecting records, and trips to Walt Disney World. 

Anna recommends:
  • Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques
  • Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert
  • Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers by Anna James
  • Super Sloth by Robert Starling
  • Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  • Swan Song by Robert McCammon
  • The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson



The Legend of Luke: A Tale from Redwall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142501092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Firebird - June 2nd, 2005

The Redwall series is soon to be a Netflix original movie!

In this twelfth book of the masterful Redwall epic, storyteller Brian Jacques goes back in time to the days before Redwall, revealing with dramatic poignancy the legend of the first of the magnificent Redwall warriors--Luke, father of Martin.

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Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian Cover Image
By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062990464
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi says of Lightfall: “Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit.”

Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984837141
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Published: Puffin Books - February 25th, 2020

A USA Today Bestselling book!
A Barnes & Noble Book of the Month!
A 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick!
A National Bestseller!

Super Sloth Cover Image
By Robert Starling, Robert Starling (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781541555112
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Andersen Press - October 1st, 2019

Super Sloth isn't fast. He can't fly. But he is very, very good at moving slowly and looking just like a greenish bit of tree. When his archenemy Anteater makes off with some prize mangoes, Super Sloth vows to save the day . . . eventually

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

Swan Song Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501131424
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Published: Pocket Books - July 26th, 2016

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

New York Times bestselling author Robert McCammon’s prescient and “shocking” (John Saul) vision of a post-apocalyptic US comes to life in his classic epic of terror and renewal.

In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous cre

The Saturday Night Ghost Club: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143133933
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Published: Penguin Books - July 9th, 2019

An irresistible and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of Stranger Things and Stand by Me about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends