Each year, our staff has read their agreed upon favorites ranging from picture books to novels, fiction and non fiction-- and come up with a title that stands out as the one we can't stop talking about.

Hicklebee's Book of the Year!

Winner ~ Fall 2018
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419731402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 25th, 2018

“Nan Sparrow is the sort of heroine the word ‘plucky’ was invented for. From her unconventional life traveling with her beloved Sweep — with whom all difficulties turned into treasured memories — she has fallen into indentured servitude as a ‘climbing boy.’ Even though she's one of the best around, when she gets lodged in a chimney during a fire, she's sure she's a goner...until she awakens in the rubble of that chimney with a sentient bit of char rolling at her feet. Thus begins her new life on the lam with Charlie. Anyone who loved the strange but sweet relationship at the center of Anna and the Swallow Man will owe their whole heart to this heartfelt and satisfying story of found family that shows how even devastating loss can be transformed into beautiful remembrance.” 
— Sarah Holt, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO