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My Perfect Read

FCPL staff can help you find it.

Tina Mraz

Tina Mraz surrounded by a collection of early reader favorites.

I have always been drawn to children's literature. Connecting children with a book they fall in love with is a magical experience. The children’s books currently being published are diverse, thoughtful, rich and original.

I am a complete bookworm, so I do lots of reading: young adult as well as adult mysteries, thriller and suspense novels. I love the gotcha factor in mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels. I love to be surprised.

When I am not reading, I am spending time with my family. I love working with my husband on our many home renovations, visiting family in Florida, visiting the beach as often as possible, gaming with my kids (even though I am really bad at it), going to Disney World and getting outside for a hike — if I’m not too deep into my current read!

It's hard to pick just a few favorites, but I would have to say anything by Mo Willems, Don't Squish the Sasquatch! By Kent Redeker, The Word Collector by Peter H Reynolds and A Tree for Me by Nancy Van Laan. I can go on and on but I'll stop there.

Genres of Interest:

  • Juvenile fiction/non-fiction (early readers, picture books, fiction, mystery, graphic novels)
  • Young adult, fiction and non-fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thrillers

In no particular order and grouped by genre:

Picture Books:

Juvenile Fiction:

Young Adult:

Mystery/Thriller Authors

  • J D Robb 
  • Kathy Reichs 
  • David Baldacci 
  • Donna Andrews 
  • Jeff Lindsay 
  • Ellen Byron 
  • Janet Evanovich 


As the Early Literacy Services Coordinator, I am typically available during regular business hours on weekdays.  I present storytimes, trainings and attend meetings off-site, so it may take a day or two for me to respond to you.

I'd like to help you find your perfect read, so please complete the Let's Get Started form, and I will be in touch!

 Let's Get Started!

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