Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Staff Picks

The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on the best-selling book by Ransom Riggs and directed by Tim Burton, is now in theaters.  If you loved the movie, but are on hold for the book, check out these titles to whet your appetite while you wait!

The Diviners by Libba Bray
A group of teens with paranormal abilities come together in 1920s New York City to save the city from a dangerous, and supernatural, serial killer. Full of fun period detail and language, and plenty of creepy scares and suspense! This book is the first in a series.

The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
When Alistair’s weird neighbor Fiona shows up at his door saying she has a story that she can only tell to Alistair, what follows is hard to believe. Has Fiona really been travelling to a magical dreamland where a scary creature named the Riverman has been stealing the souls of children? Or is there something more sinister in Alistair and Fiona’s backyard?

Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver
Love Miss Peregrine, but not quite ready to check out teen fiction? Check out this great read-alike from our juvenile collection!  Four orphans with strange talents who reside in a museum of oddities have to band together to solve a mystery and break a curse. It's the first in a series.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Loved the creepy photos in Miss Peregrine? Check out In the Shadow of Blackbirds where early 1900s spirit photography takes center stage. Set during the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918, Mary Shelley Black uses her supernatural powers to communicate with ghosts and solve the mystery of a friend’s sudden death.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children the Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs
Did you know the first two books in the Miss Peregrine series also come in graphic novel format?  Check them out here!

Cleo Joyce
Youth Services Supervisor