Donna's Picks

Drawing of Donna by Katie Knudson
Portrait by Katie Knudson
My favorite question is, “What do you recommend for building a newborn’s first library?” In addition to board books for babies, I love literary fiction, nonfiction about nature & history, and memoirs (especially memoirs in graphic format, such as Emmanuel Guibert’s memoirs of WWII.)

Click on the covers below to read Donna's recommendations!


The Palace PapersThe Queen in the CaveSea of TranquilityNotes on an ExecutionThe Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and FamilyChouette100 First Words for Little CaliforniansThe Family Roe: An American StoryCloud Cuckoo LandThe Beatryce ProphecyThe PlotVanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty Poison for BreakfastThe Hidden PalaceHere We Are: Book of NumbersBrave as a MouseChirri & Chirra, the Rainy DayOn the Day the Horse Got OutCover of All That She CarriedThe Anthropocene ReviewedAmerican BabyCover of The Swallowed ManDessert IslandLet's Find MomoThe Secret Life of WhalesHello, MoonI Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust MemoirThe Midnight LibraryCover of Hidden Valley RoadChamp and MajorWhen Everyone Was Fast AsleepThe NeedSamuel Johnson's Eternal ReturnCover of Everything Sad is Untrue: (a true story)New Boy Fetch The Best We Could DoMary Who Wrote Frankenstein The First Fifteen LivesA Brief History of EveryonePrairie FiresThe Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown   Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg   Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson   History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund East of Eden