A Year In Reading

December 2021: Victory!

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From massive battles to small challenges to the high speed sports pitch, we've got all your victories for our December Year in Reading challenge. 


Kevin Leman
Description: Dr. Kevin Leman reveals eight parenting strategies that will help you raise kids who demonstrate character, have a winning attitude, show respect, and more while deepening the relationship between you and your child.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.874 Lem
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Holly Brochmann, Leah Bowen, Shirley Ng-Benitez
Description: "A rhyming picture book is about being a good sport, enjoying sports for the fun of it rather than winning, and appreciating being part of a team"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Brendan DuBois
Description: Sixteen-year-old Randy Knox, a newly minted lieutenant in the U.S. Army, has been fighting the alien Creepers since he was twelve. At one point, it seemed the war would be over when the aliens' orbital battle station had been destroyed. But now a second Creeper orbital battle station has arrived. While returning to his home unit, Randy's convoy is ambushed. Separated from his fellow soldiers and his K-9 companion, Thor, Randy faces the ultimate horror of every American serviceman of his time: to become a prisoner of war of the aliens.
Call Number: FIC DuB
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Jill Colella, Sesame Workshop
Description: "Big Bird and friends support young readers as they learn how to work through setbacks. Kids learn positive self-talk, how to ask for help, and more so they can tackle any challenge"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 155.4 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Jocelyne (Jocelyne Nicole) Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique (Monique Edith) Lamoureux
Description: Twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando started playing ice hockey with their older brothers and their friends in North Dakota. No girls hockey teams, no problem--they just played on boys teams. They went on to win six World Championships and played in three Olympics, winning two silver medals and ultimately a gold medal in South Korea in 2018 for the USA Women's National Team. They did not allow roadblocks and discrimination deter them from taking on their governing body--USA Hockey--threatening to boycott the 2017 World Championships and jeopardizing their ability to compete in the 2018 Olympics unless their gender equity issues were addressed. The success of Monique, Jocelyne, and their team thrust them into the center of the struggle for gender equity, for women in hockey and in sports in general, as well as in society at large. The Lamoureux twins chronicle their journey to the pinnacle of their sport, their efforts along with almost 150 other hockey players to start a new professional women's hockey league, their training to come back and make another national team after giving birth, their tireless efforts to advance the interests of disadvantaged communities in closing the digital divide, and their ongoing contributions as role models championing the dreams of future generations of girls in sports, education, and the workplace. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 796.962 Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Scotty McCreery, Travis Thrasher
Description: Go Big or Go Home is the story of a kid with country songs in his soul. The special thing with Scotty McCreery, however, is that he has this God-given ability to sing those tunes the exact way they should be sung. Daring to enter the limelight at such a young age, Scotty finds himself embraced by the nation, and even overseas, as he competes on "American Idol". This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America's most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamt about.
Call Number: B McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Laurie Hernandez
Description: The young Olympic gold-winning gymnast describes her life and career, covering her loving family, her rigorous training, her intense sacrifices, and her amazing triumphs.
Call Number: JB Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Raj Raghunathan
Description: "Fifteen years after getting his MBA, Raj Raghunathan spent some time with his old classmates. He noticed that though they'd all done well, there didn't appear to be much correlation between their academic success and career success. What Raghunathan found even more curious was the even smaller correlation between career success and what he calls life success. The greater the career success, the more unhappy, out of shape, harried, and distracted his friends were."--Jacket.
Call Number: 158.1 Rag
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Tiler Peck, Kyle Harris, Sara Luna
Description: At ballet summer camp in Washington, DC, Katarina meets Ricky, who has endless talent for dance as well as for soccer. When Ricky returns home to London, England, Katarina's pen pal letters add support as Ricky tries to follow his passion and not others' opinions as he chooses between soccer and dance.
Call Number: J FIC Pec
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton
Description: From Deena Kastor, an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, comes an inspirational memoir on using positive psychology and brain science to achieve athletic success.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 796.42 Kas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Stephen Guise
Description: A mini habit is a very small positive behavior that you force yourself to do every day; a mini habit's "too small to fail" nature makes it weightless, deceptively powerful, and a superior habit-building strategy. People so often think that they are the reason they can't achieve lasting change; but the problem isn't with them--it's with their strategy. You can achieve great things without the guilt, intimidation, and repeated failure. To make changes last, you need to stop fighting against your brain. When you start playing by your brain's rules--as Mini habits show you how to do--lasting change isn't so hard--Excerpted from page 4 of cover.
Call Number: 152.33 Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Kim Eierman
Description: Pollinators are critical to our food supply and responsible for the pollination of the vast majority of all flowering plants on our planet. Bees, beetles, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, flies, wasps, and even some mosquito species, can be pollinators. But, many pollinators are in trouble, and most of our landscapes have little to offer them. Eirman offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these beneficial animals. By planting a bit differently and by tweaking your landscape aesthetic, you can transition your landscape into a pollinator haven. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: 576.875 Eie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Brian Kilmeade
Description: Brian Kilmeade explores hidden aspects of Sam Houston, the first president of Texas, and brings the listener to the scenes of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of listeners will remember the Alamo.
Call Number: 976.404 Kil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Alexander Freed, Saskia Maarleveld
Description: On the verge of victory in what seemed an endless war, five former rebel pilots transform from hunted to hunters as they strike out against the vestiges of Empire.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Siri Lindley
Call Number: B Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Alex Kershaw
Description: Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, follow the men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5421 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Matt Scheff
Description: "The Stanley Cup is the most famous trophy in sports, and each season the NHL's two best teams battle for hockey's biggest prize. Follow the epic upsets, game-winning goals, and most amazing games from the past and present of the Stanley Cup Finals."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 796.962 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Rhys Bowen
Description: As the Great War continues to take its toll, Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. Convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, she soon falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a "land girl," tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It's here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace: Emily's lover died a hero -- but left her with child. Adopting the charade of a war widow, and pursuing the power of healing with herbs, Emily follows a path to her destiny. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: LP FIC Bow
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Ethan Sherwood Strauss
Description: The Golden State Warriors are the envy of the modern NBA. Chasing their third consecutive championship, they have assembled an incredible wealth of athletic talent, lead the league in merchandise sales, and are planning to move into a new stadium next season. Their owner, Joe Lacob has fashioned himself into one of the most powerful men in the world. Yet inside the organization, there is considerably more strife. Ethan Sherwood Strauss investigates the team's culture, its financial ambitions and struggles, and the toll that being a super-team can take. Here he rewrites the story of the Warriors and reveals how the Darwinian business of NBA basketball really works. Reconstructing the deals that lured Steph Curry away from Nike and Kevin Durant away from Oklahoma City, Strauss shows how the smallest mistakes can define success or failure for years. As he looks ahead, Strauss ponders whether this organization can survive its own ambitions.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 796.323 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Lissa Evans
Description: It's late 1944. In a large house next to Hampstead Heath, Vee Sedge is barely scraping by with a herd of lodgers to feed and her young charge Noel, almost fifteen now, to clothe and educate. When she witnesses an accident and finds herself in court, the repercussions are both unexpectedly marvelous and potentially disastrous. Because Vee is not actually the person she's pretending to be, and neither is Noel.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
Marcus Sutter, Andie Tong
Description: "Henri has an urgent mission from a top French Resistance agent in the fight against the Nazis--and the agent also happens to be his mom. He has to deliver a secret map to another town before the German soldiers can catch him. But on his way, he encounters Ace, an American paratrooper dog who's landed far away from the beaches of Normandy, and Elle, a war orphan who needs his help. Ace needs to get back to the frontlines so he can protect his handler, and helping would put Henri way off track. But then they're captured by enemy troops. Ace, Elle, and Henri have to learn to trust each other--and their unlikely allies--so they can escape in time to help the Allied forces in their historic invasion. Told from the alternating perspectives of Ace and Henri, this action-packed adventure is inspired by the stories of the real paradogs of WWII and the brave members of the French Resistance."-- Amazon.com.
Call Number: J FIC Sut
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
John Strausbaugh
Description: A cultural history of World War II-era New York explores how the city emerged as a world capital and became the home of famed politicians, gangsters, and celebrities.
Call Number: 974.71 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2021
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8 Secrets To Raising Successful Kids : Nurturing Character, Respect, And A Winning Attitude
Kevin Leman
306.874 Lem
Pollinator Victory Garden : Win The War On Pollinator Decline With Ecological Gardening : How To Attract And Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats, And Other Pollinators
Kim Eierman
576.875 Eie
A Feel Better Book For Little Sports
Holly Brochmann, Leah Bowen, Shirley Ng-Benitez
E Bro
Sam Houston & The Alamo Avengers : The Texas Victory That Changed American History
Brian Kilmeade
976.404 Kil
Black Triumph : A Novel Of Alien Resistance
Brendan DuBois
FIC DuB
Star Wars. Alphabet Squadron
Alexander Freed, Saskia Maarleveld
FIC Fre
Bouncing Back With Big Bird : A Book About Resilience
Jill Colella, Sesame Workshop
J 155.4 Col
Surfacing : From The Depths Of Self-doubt To A Life Of Winning Big & Living Fearlessly
Siri Lindley
B Lin
Dare To Make History : Chasing A Dream And Fighting For Equity
Jocelyne (Jocelyne Nicole) Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique (Monique Edith) Lamoureux
796.962 Lam
The First Wave : The D-day Warriors Who Led The Way To Victory In World War Ii
Alex Kershaw
940.5421 Ker
Go Big Or Go Home : The Journey Toward The Dream
Scotty McCreery, Travis Thrasher
B McC
The Stanley Cup Finals : Hockey's Greatest Tournament
Matt Scheff
J 796.962 Sch
I Got This : To Gold And Beyond
Laurie Hernandez
JB Her
The Victory Garden
Rhys Bowen
LP FIC Bow
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?
Raj Raghunathan
158.1 Rag
The Victory Machine : The Making And Unmaking Of The Warriors Dynasty
Ethan Sherwood Strauss
796.323 Str
Katarina Ballerina & The Victory Dance
Tiler Peck, Kyle Harris, Sara Luna
J FIC Pec
V For Victory
Lissa Evans
FIC Eva
Let Your Mind Run : A Memoir Of Thinking My Way To Victory
Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton
796.42 Kas
Victory At Normandy
Marcus Sutter, Andie Tong
J FIC Sut
Mini Habits : Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
Stephen Guise
152.33 Gui
Victory City : A History Of New York And New Yorkers During World War Ii
John Strausbaugh
974.71 Str

November 2021: Underwater Worlds

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Sink below the waves with these books that highlight the nature, beauty, and terror of being underwater! 


Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Description: "Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
James Honeyborne, Mark Brownlow, David Attenborough, publisher British Broadcasting Corporation
Description: Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviors, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II looks at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. Each chapter brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise--how they were able to capture these stories on film, and what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.--From publisher's description.
Call Number: 578.77 Hon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Joe W Haldeman
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Kat Falls
Description: When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.
Call Number: J FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill
Description: "It's time for the annual pond sports fair. Dewdrop the axolotl can't wait to cheer on his friends. But as the big day gets closer and his friends get nervous, will he be able to remind them that doing their best is the most important part?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E ONe
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Catherine D. Hughes
Description: Introduces several of the ocean's species, provides profiles of creatures, from dolphins and sharks to sea otters and penguins, while sharing facts about their characteristics, diets, and habitats
Call Number: J 551.46 Hug
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Call Number: 818 Lin 2005
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
David Stewart, David Antram, David Salariya
Description: "As a killer whale, also known as an orca, you are a very social animal, living together with other killer whales in family groups that exhibit complex behaviors. Being a killer whale can be difficult and challenging: You have to hunt for food, raise your young, and keep track of your family" -- back cover.
Call Number: J 599.536 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Kevin Sherry
Description: A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Gary Gianni, Jim Keegan, Ruth (Comic book writer) Keegan, Jules Verne, H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Call Number: FIC Gia
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Danielle (Novelist) Paige, Stephen (Comic book artist) Byrne
Description: "Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king, but Mera is destined to wear a different crown. When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry--the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Pai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Tammi Sauer, Michael H. Slack
Description: With a lot of support and encouragement from his minnow friend, Nugget, Fang the shark makes it through his first day at Mini Minnows Elementary.
Call Number: E Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Michael Crichton, Scott Brick
Description: The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
David Brin, George K Wilson
Description: When Streaker -- the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins -- discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement. Trapped on a hostile planet while six alien fleets battle to decide their fate, Streaker's crew seeks some way to escape and return to Earth.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Kate Klimo, John Shroades
Description: Jesse and Daisy and their dragon friend, Emmy, try to recover a Thunder Egg from merpeople who stole it from Daisy near the Inn of the Barking Seal, where the cousins are visiting their grandmother Polly.
Call Number: J FIC Kli
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Dan Yaccarino
Description: Examines the life and accomplishments of the French oceanographer, and describes his work studying and filming the undersea world.
Call Number: JB Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist
Description: Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.
Call Number: J FIC Sni
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Ian Urbina
Description: The wildest and least understood frontiers on our planet are the world's oceans. Too big to police, and with no clear international authority, the oceans have become the setting for rampant criminality--from human trafficking and slavery to environmental crimes and piracy. Ian Urbina gives us an account of the several years he spent exploring and investigating the high seas, the industries that make use of it, and the people who make their--often criminal--living on it. He traveled on fishing boats and freighters, visited port towns and hidden outposts. He witnessed both environmental vigilantes and transgressors in action, and faced a near-mutiny aboard a police ship. He describes pursuing employment agencies and shipowners to hold them accountable for labor abuses, and traveling with a maritime repo man. This is both an adventure story and an exposé of some of the most disturbing realities that lie behind fishing, shipping, and, by turn, the entire global economy.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 639.2 Urb
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
China Miéville
Call Number: FIC Mie
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Rachel Carson
Call Number: 551.46 Car 1989
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Jeff Goodell
Description: What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution--no barriers to erect or walls to build--that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. This is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 551.458 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
Bradford Matsen
Call Number: 910.452 Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Alexandra Christo
Description: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. Hearts are power, and with the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. When a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own, the Sea Queen transforms Lira a human as punishment. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. Hunting sirens is Prince Elian's calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--but can he trust her?-- Adapted from dust jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Seth Casteel
Call Number: 779.32 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2021
Bonnie Tsui
Description: "Bonnie Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 797.21 Tsu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2021
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Atlantia : A Novel
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
YA FIC Con
Startide Rising
David Brin, George K Wilson
FIC Bri
Blue Planet Ii : A New World Of Hidden Depths
James Honeyborne, Mark Brownlow, David Attenborough, publisher British Broadcasting Corporation
578.77 Hon
The Dragon In The Sea
Kate Klimo, John Shroades
J FIC Kli
Camouflage
Joe W Haldeman
FIC Hal
The Fantastic Undersea Life Of Jacques Cousteau
Dan Yaccarino
JB Cou
Dark Life
Kat Falls
J FIC Fal
The Grim Grotto
Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist
J FIC Sni
Dewdrop
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill
E ONe
The Outlaw Ocean : Journeys Across The Last Untamed Frontier
Ian Urbina
639.2 Urb
First Big Book Of The Ocean
Catherine D. Hughes
J 551.46 Hug
The Scar
China Miéville
FIC Mie
Gift From The Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
818 Lin 2005
The Sea Around Us
Rachel Carson
551.46 Car 1989
How Would You Survive As A Killer Whale?
David Stewart, David Antram, David Salariya
J 599.536 Ste
The Water Will Come : Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, And The Remaking Of The Civilized World
Jeff Goodell
551.458 Goo
I'm The Biggest Thing In The Ocean
Kevin Sherry
E She
Titanic's Last Secrets : The Further Adventures Of Shadow Divers John Chatterton And Richie Kohler
Bradford Matsen
910.452 Mat
Jules Verne's Twenty-thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Gary Gianni, Jim Keegan, Ruth (Comic book writer) Keegan, Jules Verne, H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
FIC Gia
To Kill A Kingdom
Alexandra Christo
YA FIC Chr
Mera : Tidebreaker
Danielle (Novelist) Paige, Stephen (Comic book artist) Byrne
YA FIC Pai
Underwater Dogs
Seth Casteel
779.32 Cas
Nugget And Fang Go To School
Tammi Sauer, Michael H. Slack
E Sau
Why We Swim
Bonnie Tsui
797.21 Tsu
Sphere
Michael Crichton, Scott Brick
FIC Cri

October 2021: Cute & Cozy!

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We know October is usually the spooky season, but we're embracing the cozy part of fall. Big sweaters, cocoa, a mystery novel by the fire. Wrap yourself up in these lovely cute and cozy books. 


Paige. Shelton
Description: The last person Becca expects to run into at the Swayton County Fall Festival is her ex-husband, Scott Triplett, who's operating a shooting gallery. Honesty was not always Scott's policy and their unexpected reunion is further complicated when the festival becomes a crime scene. Ferris wheel operator Virgil Morrison is found hanging from his rickety ride, dead from a gunshot.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Jessica ( Embroiderer) Long
Description: Embroider a menagerie of 30 adorable animals. From a sweet giraffe to a sly little red fox, this book features step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use patterns to create embroidery hoops for all your favorite animals with charming floral details. Embroidery patterns range from simple to more complicated so there's something for everyone to try.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 746.44 Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Alan Bradley
Description: "Youthful chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve dastardly crimes. This time, she leaves behind her beloved English countryside, and takes her sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Joy Kim
Description: If you've ever wanted to know how to bring your baking to life, Kim-Joy will show you how in this fun and practical book. As well as basic cake mixes, cookie doughs, fillings/frostings and decorating techniques, she shares 40 of her imaginative designs for iced cookie creatures, big occasion cakes, character macarons and meringues, ornate breads and traybakes. Recipes include step-by-step photography and illustrations accompanied by little messages of positivity throughout.
Call Number: 641.8653 Kim
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Laura Weir, Rose Electra Harris
Call Number: 646.7 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Jan Brett
Description: The coat of a huge wooly musk ox named Cozy is the winter home for a growing number of Alaskan animals who mostly get along.
Call Number: E Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Isabel Gillies
Description: Isabel Gillies picks up where our cultural fascination with hygge leaves off in this fresh and inspiring look on the subtle art of cozy: Part manifesto, part lifestyle guide, part memoir, Cozy shows readers that true comfort comes from within.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 646.7 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Isobel Lundie
Description: Kawaii is a Japanese art style you can use to make adorable pictures of different animal species. This guide contains an introduction to kawaii materials and techniques and kawaii animal projects with step-by-step instructions.
Call Number: J 743.6 Lun
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Toby Roxane Barna
Description: "Gorgeous yarns abound for the knitter, but sometimes the color variations can make it difficult to find patterns that allow the yarn to shine. With this in mind, Toby Roxane Barna designed all of the pieces in this book--hats, shawls, mittens, sweaters, and more--to let the yarn be the main feature"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 746.432 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Ellie Sandall
Description: After a busy day, young rabbits put on pajamas, brush their teeth, trim their claws, snuggle into bed--and find a surprise.
Call Number: E San
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
J. E. (Jennifer E.) Morris
Description: "Flubby, the cute but aloof cat, refuses to hit the hay . . ."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Caitlin Rose Boyle, Tom B. Long
Description: Budding naturalist Frankie Fairy is excited to meet her new classmates, but when a misunderstanding leaves her feeling excluded, her studies of the natural world help her find the confidence to introduce herself again.
Call Number: J FIC Boy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Emma Dodd
Description: A wise cat and a cute little kitten discover that there really is no place like home, in this wonderful celebration of what home means to many of us.
Call Number: E Dod
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Yishan Li
Call Number: 741.2 Li
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Veronica Henry
Description: "Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers--a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive.There's Sarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the book shop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seems there's a very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his marriage, now looks to Emilia for advice on books for the son he misses so much. And the forever shy Thomasina, who runs a pop-up restaurant for two in her tiny cottage--she has a crush on a man she met in the cookbook section, but can hardly dream of working up the courage to admit her true feelings"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Rosie Peet, Emily Corl, Rod Gillies
Description: Turn your LEGO world kawaii with more than 50 adorable ideas. Use your LEGO bricks to create quirky builds such as unicorns, hot dogs, cacti, cupcakes, and more. Plus, express your cute style with bag charms and zany pencil pots. Get inspired by all things cute!
Call Number: J 688.725 Pee
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Crispin Boyer, National Geographic Kids (Firm)
Description: A beginning nonfiction introduction to penguins for kids.
Call Number: E Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Marie Claire Editions
Description: "Contains instructions on how to create various knit projects specifically designed for plus size women"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 746.432 Plu
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks, Sarah (Colorist) Stern
Description: "Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school, they've worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they're reunited every September 1. But this Halloween is different -- Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye. Josiah's ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn't ready to let him. She's got a plan: What if -- instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut -- they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he's been mooning over for three years ... What if their last shift was an adventure? Writer Rainbow Rowell and artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place -- and a person -- with no regrets."-- Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Mollie Cox Bryan
Description: First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and a second woman is found murdered the next day by the river. It is soon learned that they were sisters, and both women were found clutching scrapbook pages. Is Pamela hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies? Or, are the crimes related to the discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek? As Halloween approaches, the crafty croppers of Cumberland Creek must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer.
Call Number: FIC Bry
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Jennifer McCartney
Description: "The moist heat of a slow cooker is perfect for cooking cakes, puddings, cobblers, fudge, and more. It can even keep sweet treats like hot chocolate and fondue warm for parties and get-togethers."--Back cover.
Call Number: 641.588 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Judy Barratt, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith
Description: Pop round to a friend's with tea and sympathy in the form of chai crackle cookies; have fun making Paul's rainbow-colored bagels with your family; snuggle up and take comfort in sticky pear & cinnamon buns or a pandowdy swamp pie; or liven up a charity cake sale with mini lemon & pistachio battenbergs or Prue's raspberry and salted caramel eclairs. Impressive occasion cakes and bakes for gatherings are not forgotten--from a novelty frog birthday cake for a children's party, through a towering croquembouche to wow your guests at the end of dinner, to a wedding cake that's worthy of any once-in-a-lifetime celebration.--From publisher marketing.
Call Number: 641.815 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Rhiannon Richardson
Description: High school junior Mia, who hates romantic comedies, must endure the "meet-cute" encounters her best friends set up to help her find a date for her sister's wedding.
Call Number: YA FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Call Number: 779.32 Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Lori Joy Smith
Description: After moving to the country, Ila and her family have lots of pets. But they knew nothing about caring for a baby lamb. It's a lot of work! Ila loves Albert. He's cute, but he's a troublemaker. Can Ila keep her baby lamb safe and happy? -- adapted from front flap
Call Number: E Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Myquillyn Smith
Description: "Welcome Home is your guide to embracing the four seasons and celebrations at home, with more fun and less fuss. Myquillyn Smith will help you use your home the way you've always dreamed, as you become a hustle-free hostess and infuse your Cozy Minimalist home with simple yet impactful touches that welcome the seasons"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 395.3 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Stephanie Stansbie, Richard Smythe
Description: "I saw your sweet smile and I knew from the start, I'd love you forever with all of my heart. With peek-through pages and stunning illustrations, this beautiful book celebrates the love between parent and child and all the happy memories made together. Snuggle up with your little one and enjoy each precious moment."--Back cover
Call Number: E Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 29, 2021
Colleen A. Sexton
Description: "Pop! A fuzzy face pokes out from its burrow. It's a wombat. But don't let that cute face fool you. A wombat can be vicious when it squishes predators with its hard backside! From digging burrows to battling with their behinds and everything in between, learn all about these awesome animals!"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 599.2 Sex
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
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A Killer Maize
Paige. Shelton
FIC She
How To Find Love In A Bookshop
Veronica Henry
FIC Hen
Animal Embroidery Workbook : Step-by-step Techniques & Patterns For 30 Cute Critters & More
Jessica ( Embroiderer) Long
746.44 Lon
Lego Cute Ideas
Rosie Peet, Emily Corl, Rod Gillies
J 688.725 Pee
As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust
Alan Bradley
FIC Bra
Penguins
Crispin Boyer, National Geographic Kids (Firm)
E Boy
Baking With Kim-joy : Cute And Creative Bakes To Make You Smile
Joy Kim
641.8653 Kim
Plus Size Knits : 25 Knitting Patterns For Sweaters & Accessories.
Marie Claire Editions
746.432 Plu
Cosy : The British Art Of Comfort
Laura Weir, Rose Electra Harris
646.7 Wei
Pumpkinheads
Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks, Sarah (Colorist) Stern
YA FIC Row
Cozy
Jan Brett
E Bre
Scrapbook Of The Dead
Mollie Cox Bryan
FIC Bry
Cozy : The Art Of Arranging Yourself In The World
Isabel Gillies
646.7 Gil
Slow Cooker Dump Desserts : Cozy Sweets And Easy Treats To Make Ahead
Jennifer McCartney
641.588 McC
Cute Animals : Step-by-step
Isobel Lundie
J 743.6 Lun
The Great British Baking Show. Love To Bake
Judy Barratt, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith
641.815 Gre
Easy Knits For Beautiful Yarns : 21 Shawls, Hats, Sweaters & More Designed To Showcase Special Yarns
Toby Roxane Barna
746.432 Bar
The Meet-cute Project
Rhiannon Richardson
YA FIC Ric
Everybunny Dream!
Ellie Sandall
E San
This Book Is Literally Just Pictures Of Cute Animals That Will Make You Feel Better.
779.32 Thi
Flubby Will Not Go To Sleep
J. E. (Jennifer E.) Morris
Ei Mor
We Adopted A Baby Lamb
Lori Joy Smith
E Smi
Frankie And The Creepy Cute Critters
Caitlin Rose Boyle, Tom B. Long
J FIC Boy
Welcome Home : A Cozy Minimalist Guide To Decorating And Hosting All Year Round
Myquillyn Smith
395.3 Smi
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Emma Dodd
E Dod
With All My Heart
Stephanie Stansbie, Richard Smythe
E Sta
How To Draw Cute Kawaii In Simple Steps
Yishan Li
741.2 Li
Wombat
Colleen A. Sexton
J 599.2 Sex

September 2021: School is in Session

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Going back to school? Wishing you were going back to school? Ready to celebrate the fact that you never have to step into a classroom again? All of our Year in Reading picks this month are school-themed. 

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Rachel Fordham
Description: "Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penance, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory, where she became Miss Aggie, respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid. But the past has a way of catching up with people. When childhood friend and former sweetheart James Harris accepts a position as the town doctor, Aggie's pleasantly predictable days suddenly become anything but. James wants to know why Agnes left behind the life they had dreamed of creating for themselves--but he is the one person who can never know. In the shadows of the Black Hills, can a healing light be shed on the past? Or will the secret Agnes can't seem to outrun destroy her chance at happiness?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Cora Carmack
Description: With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca's beginning to worry that maybe she hasn't had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience). So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities. Item #1? Hook up with a jock.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Barbara Park
Description: Twelve-year-old wise-cracking shrimp Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch is delighted when he wins a part in a television commerical until his classmates begin to poke fun at him and he finds himself miscast in the class play.
Call Number: J FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
J. A. White
Description: Cordelia Liu knew Shadow School was going to be different. Still, she didn't expect the school grounds to be filled with ghosts. Cordelia soon realizes she's not the only one who can see the ghosts; her new friend Benji can too. Together with super-smart Agnes, the trio are determined to find out why the ghosts are there, and whether there's a way to set them free. But the school was created with more sinister intentions, and someone is willing to go to extreme lengths to ensure that the ghosts remain trapped forever
Call Number: J FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Meg Cabot
Description: Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.
Call Number: YA FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Sonja Stone
Description: At Desert Mountain Academy, sixteen-year-old Nadia Riley begins a punishing routine to become an undercover CIA agent, but when a double-agent is reported on campus, she is the top suspect.
Call Number: YA FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
author Cube Kid (Author of fan fiction), illustrator Saboten (Comic book illustrator), Cube Kid (Author of fan fiction). Diary of a wimpy villager. Books 5-8
Description: Pet slimes. A potion brew-off. A creepy forest that no one will explain. What's a twelve-year-old warrior-in-training to do? As former villager Runt and his friends continue their battle preparation, they face their biggest challenges yet, and it's not just those zombies decked out in body armor (which is really weird, by the way). Runt's got a brand new nemesis who will stop at nothing to claim the top spot in the warrior competition at school. And, to make matters worse, there's a strange girl following him around wherever he goes. But old enemies will become new allies as the town rallies to save the school from a series of mysterious mob attacks. Can Runt and his friends take down the biggest, baddest boss mob yet? The adventures continue in this second installment of the unofficial Minecraft diary series by Cube Kid.
Call Number: J FIC Cub
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Jory John, Liz Climo
Description: "It's almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous. Sloth worries about getting there on time, snake can't seem to get his backpack fastened onto his body, and bunny is afraid she'll want to hop around instead of sitting still. When they all arrive at their classroom, though, they're in for a surprise: Somebody else is nervous too. It's their teacher, the armadillo! He has rolled in as a ball, and it takes him a while to relax and unfurl. But by the next day, the animals have all figured out how to help one another through their jitters. School isn't so scary after all"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: E Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
J. T. Ellison
Description: "Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous. In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. When a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide. But look closely...because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Emily Fox Gordon
Description: Ben Blau is the reluctant chair of the philosophy department of the Lola Dees Institute, surrounded by a bestiary of academic innocents and opportunists. His wife, Ruth -- a writer whose early literary success never quite blossomed into a career -- nurtures sometimes noisy and sometimes private rebellions against the conventions of academic life.
Call Number: FIC Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Bridget Farr
Description: After her first day of middle school is ruined by a dress code violation, Margie Kelly begins to notice blatant sexism and decides to protest the school's gender inequality.
Call Number: J FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Sherryl Woods, Allison. Home on the ranch Leigh
Description: Miss Liz's passion: While struggling to cope with his son, Todd Lewis falls in love with his son's teacher, Elizabeth Gentry. Home on the Ranch: Cage would do anything to help his daughter even enlisting the aid of Belle Day, his family's enemy.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Julia Whelan
Description: Offered a fantastic job in a rising star's political campaign on condition that she will work abroad and return to Washington after spending a dream year at Oxford, Ella clashes with, and then falls for, an outspoken literature professor with a life-changing secret that forces her to rethink her ambitions.
Call Number: FIC Whe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Faith Erin Hicks, Shelli Paroline
Description: Winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Juniper endures bullying from a popular queen bee before investigating rumors about a mythical beast in the nearby forest.
Call Number: J FIC Hic
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Beverly Jenkins
Description: Valinda Lacy's mission is to help the newly emancipated survive and flourish in post-Civil War New Orleans. When thugs destroy her school and target her, she runs for her life--into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq. An architect from an old New Orleans family, Drake admires Valinda's determination but when her father demands she return home to marry another man, her daring rebellion draws Drake into an irresistible intrigue.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Description: "It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Rex
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Olivia Dade
Description: "When Martin Krause arrives at Rose Owens's high school, she's determined to remain chilly with her new colleague. Unfriendly? Maybe. Understandable? Yes, since a loathsome administrator gave Rose's beloved world history classes to Martin, knowing it would hurt her. But keeping her distance from a man as warm and kind as Martin will prove challenging, even for a stubborn, guarded ice queen. Especially when she begins to see him for what he truly is: a man who's never been taught his own value. Martin could use a good teacher--and luckily, Rose is the best. Rose has her own lessons--about trust, about vulnerability, about her past--to learn. And over the course of a single school year, the two of them will find out just how hot it can get when an ice queen melts."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Dad
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Jon Hassler
Call Number: FIC Has
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Danny Tobey
Description: Enjoying a prestigious first year in law school marked by a coveted job with a top professor and a relationship with a beautiful Rhodes scholar, Jeremy Davis is admitted into a mysterious club that promises him phenomenal successes and hides a deadly ancient secret.
Call Number: FIC Tob
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Yu-ju Han, Janet Hong
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Delia Sherman
Description: In New York Between, a parallel Manhattan that is home to various creatures of folklore, Neef meets her counterparts at Miss Van Loon's school for human changelings, where Neef learns the basics of diplomacy and soon gets into trouble.
Call Number: J FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Description: "Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write. Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolhouses to adults on moonlit nights. The best way to combat poverty, she believes, is to eliminate illiteracy. But will the people come? As Lucy emerges from a life in the shadows, she finds purpose; or maybe purpose finds her. With purpose comes answers to her questions, and something else she hadn't expected: love. Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this standalone novel brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Jessica Goodman
Description: "In Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems. Freshman year Jill's best friend, the brilliant, dazzling Shaila Arnold, was killed by her boyfriend. After that dark night on the beach, Graham confessed, the case was closed, and Jill tried to move on. Now, it's Jill's senior year and she's determined to make it her best yet. After all, she's a senior and a Player--a member of Gold Coast Prep's exclusive, not-so-secret secret society. Senior Players have the best parties, highest grades and the admiration of the entire school. This is going to be Jill's year. She's sure of it. But when Jill starts getting texts proclaiming Graham's innocence, her dreams of the perfect senior year start to crumble. If Graham didn't kill Shaila, who did? Jill vows to find out, but digging deeper could mean putting her friendships, and her future, in jeopardy" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Ruthanna Emrys
Description: "Two decades ago the U.S. Government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to a desert prison, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god, Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps, emerging without a past or a future. Now it's 1949, and the government that stole Aphra's life needs her help. FBI Agent Ron Spector believes that Communist spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from Miskatonic University, secrets that could turn the Cold War hot in an instant and hasten the end of the human race. Aphra must return to the ruins of her home, gather the scraps of her stolen history, and assemble a new family to face the darkest of human politics and the wildest dangers of an uncaring universe"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Emr
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Diana Wynne Jones
Description: When a teacher at an English boarding school finds a note on his desk accusing someone in the class of being a witch, magical things begin to happen and an Inquisitor is summoned.
Call Number: YA FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
K. J. (Writer of young adult fiction) Reilly
Description: Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people Joel Higgins hasn't been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn't mean he's keeping it together, or even that he has any friends. He's drafted 901 text messages-- but never presses send. But as Joel spends more time with Eli and Benj, he forms bonds with the people they serve at the soup kitchen... and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Claudia Mills
Description: Seventh-grade honor student Sierra Shepard faces expulsion after accidentally bringing a paring knife to school, violating the school's zero-tolerance policy.
Call Number: J FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
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A Life Once Dreamed
Rachel Fordham
FIC For
Rebel
Beverly Jenkins
FIC Jen
All Played Out
Cora Carmack
FIC Car
School's First Day Of School
Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
E Rex
Almost Starring Skinnybones
Barbara Park
J FIC Par
Teach Me
Olivia Dade
FIC Dad
Archimancy
J. A. White
J FIC Whi
The Dean's List
Jon Hassler
FIC Has
Avalon High
Meg Cabot
YA FIC Cab
The Faculty Club : A Novel
Danny Tobey
FIC Tob
Desert Dark
Sonja Stone
YA FIC Sto
The Impossible Fairy Tale : A Novel
Yu-ju Han, Janet Hong
FIC Han
Diary Of An 8-bit Super Warrior. From Seeds To Swords
author Cube Kid (Author of fan fiction), illustrator Saboten (Comic book illustrator), Cube Kid (Author of fan fiction). Diary of a wimpy villager. Books 5-8
J FIC Cub
The Magic Mirror Of The Mermaid Queen
Delia Sherman
J FIC She
First Day Critter Jitters
Jory John, Liz Climo
E Joh
The Moonlight School
Suzanne Woods Fisher
LP FIC Fis
Good Girls Lie
J. T. Ellison
FIC Ell
They Wish They Were Us
Jessica Goodman
YA FIC Goo
It Will Come To Me
Emily Fox Gordon
FIC Gor
Winter Tide
Ruthanna Emrys
FIC Emr
Margie Kelly Breaks The Dress Code
Bridget Farr
J FIC Far
Witch Week
Diana Wynne Jones
YA FIC Jon
Miss Liz's Passion
Sherryl Woods, Allison. Home on the ranch Leigh
FIC Woo
Words We Don't Say
K. J. (Writer of young adult fiction) Reilly
YA FIC Rei
My Oxford Year : A Novel
Julia Whelan
FIC Whe
Zero Tolerance
Claudia Mills
J FIC Mil
One Year At Ellsmere
Faith Erin Hicks, Shelli Paroline
J FIC Hic

August 2021: Out of This World!

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August's Year in Reading challenge is -- out of this world! Learn something new, travel somewhere fun, let your imagination run wild!


David A Aguilar
Description: Profiles each of the planets in Earth's solar system, including Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Haumea, MakeMake, the sun, the Oort cloud, comets, and more.
Call Number: J 523.2 Agu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Kelly (Science fiction writer) Robson
Description: "This volume collects Robson's best stories to date, along with exciting new work, and notes to accompany each piece. Robson's stories are noted for their compassion, humanity, humor, rigor, and joy. This volume includes the chilling gothic horror 'A Human Stain,' winner of the 2018 Nebula Award; the madcap historical fantasy 'Waters of Versailles,' which was a finalist for both the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards; and science fiction stories such as the touching Intervention, chilling 'The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill,' obscene 'What Gentle Women Dare,' heartbreaking'Two-Year Man,' and many others" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Nnedi Okorafor
Description: Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself--but first she has to make it there, alive.
Call Number: FIC Oko
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Cherie Priest
Description: In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska's ice. Thus was Dr. Blue's Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born. But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.
Call Number: FIC Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Rebecca Coffindaffer
Description: A deadly race across 1,001 planets will determine more than just the fate of the empire. Alyssa Farshot has spent her whole life trying to outrun her family legacy, even leaving behind the Kingship and her uncle, the emperor, for a life of exploring. But when her dying uncle announces a crownchase--a search for the royal seal hidden in the empire that will determine the next ruler--Alyssa is thrust into her greatest, most dangerous adventure yet.
Call Number: YA FIC Cof
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Helen Fox
Description: Unlike Grumps, their old-fashioned robot, the Bell family's new robot, Eager, is programmed to not merely obey but to question, reason, and exercise free will.
Call Number: J FIC Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2021
Johnny Marciano, Emily Chenoweth, Robb Mommaerts
Description: Klawde, the exiled ruler of the planet Lyttyrboks, and Raj, who just moved from Brooklyn to tiny Elba, Oregon, forge an unlikely friendship as they find their footing in a strange new world.
Call Number: J FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2021
Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre
Description: Petty criminal Zara Cole is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans chosen by the Leviathan to explore the outer reaches of the universe.
Call Number: YA FIC Cai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Alastair Reynolds
Call Number: FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Brad Meltzer, Chris Eliopoulos
Description: "A biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Alan Dean Foster, Dean Ellis
Description: Ethan Fortune was a simple salesman--knowledgable, of course, also civilized, a sophisticated traveller between many worlds. But certainly he had never thought of himself as a hero. The banality of such an idea would have amused him. Skua September, on the other hand (a giant of a man), had apparently never done anything of less than heroic stature--and expected the like of everyone else. With the pair of them idiotically stranded on deadly, frozen Tran-ky-ky, along with an ill-assorted variety of others, Ethan Fortune suddenly found himself cast in the role of leader. He didn't find it amusing at all.
Call Number: FIC Fos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Stacy McAnulty, Stevie Lewis
Description: "A light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon and its history in relation to earth--told from the perspective of the moon itself!"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E McA
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Mary Roach, Sandra. 1963- Burr
Description: The author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? Or have sex? Or smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As the author discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), she takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.
Call Number: 629.41 Roa
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Matt Haig
Description: When an extraterrestrial arrives on Earth, his first impressions of humans are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete his task and hurry back to his own utopian planet. Disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, he is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to reconsider.
Call Number: LP FIC Hai
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Sean McMullen
Description: The balance of power in the war between the Australians and the Americans is tipped by the ultimate weapon, The Miocene Arrow.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Description: "Prince North's home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction--hope. North's and Nimh's lives are entwined--though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them" -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Jeffrey Brown
Description: It's hard to believe this is Roan's last year at Jedi Academy. He's been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones--don't ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he doesn't find out who it is, and fast, he may get kicked out of school. Why can't middle school just be easy.
Call Number: J FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2021
Anne. author McCaffrey
Description: Helva had been born a human but only her brain had been saved - saved to be schooled, programmed and implanted in the sleek titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner - male or female - to share her exhilarating escapades in space! Her life was to be rich and rewarding, resplendent with daring adventures and endless excitement, beyond the wildest dreams of mere mortals. Gifted with the voice of an angel and being virtually indestructible, Helva XH-834 anticipated a sublime immortality. Then one day she fell in love.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Christian Davenport
Description: Traces the historic quest to rekindle the human exploration of space as navigated by billionaire entrepreneurs, sharing insights into how professional rivalry and Silicon Valley innovations are lowering the cost of space travel and exceeding the achievements of NASA.
Call Number: 338.7629 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Mary Doria Russell, David Colacci
Description: The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz
Description: Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the planets, stars, and moons in our universe.
Call Number: Ei 520 Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Dustin Brady
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2021
Marie Moinard, Christelle Pécout, Montana Kane, letterer Ortho
Description: "From Ada Lovelace (computing) to Marie Curie (Physics and Chemistry), these exceptional women enabled the world to advance in all fields of science including space exploration (Mae Jemison), telecommunications (the actress also genius discoverer Hedy Lamarr), and Biology (Rosalind Franklin). An inspiration going counter to preconceived notions about women and science, presenting a diverse group from around the world."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 500.82 Moi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
Fonda Lee
Description: "As seventeen-year-old Carr 'the Raptor' Luka rises to fame in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, he learns a devastating secret that jeopardizes not only his future in the sport, but interplanetary relations"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2021
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13 Planets : The Latest View Of The Solar System
David A Aguilar
J 523.2 Agu
Packing For Mars The Curious Science Of Life In The Void
Mary Roach, Sandra. 1963- Burr
629.41 Roa
Alias Space : And Other Stories
Kelly (Science fiction writer) Robson
FIC Rob
The Humans Matt Haig.
Matt Haig
LP FIC Hai
Binti
Nnedi Okorafor
FIC Oko
The Miocene Arrow
Sean McMullen
FIC McM
Boneshaker
Cherie Priest
FIC Pri
The Other Side Of The Sky
Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
YA FIC Kau
Crownchasers
Rebecca Coffindaffer
YA FIC Cof
The Phantom Bully
Jeffrey Brown
J FIC Bro
Eager
Helen Fox
J FIC Fox
The Ship Who Sang
Anne. author McCaffrey
FIC McC
Evil Alien Warlord Cat
Johnny Marciano, Emily Chenoweth, Robb Mommaerts
J FIC Mar
The Space Barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, And The Quest To Colonize The Cosmos
Christian Davenport
338.7629 Dav
Honor Among Thieves
Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre
YA FIC Cai
The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell, David Colacci
FIC Rus
House Of Suns
Alastair Reynolds
FIC Rey
There's No Place Like Space
Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz
Ei 520 Rab
I Am Neil Armstrong
Brad Meltzer, Chris Eliopoulos
JB Arm
Trapped In A Video Game: The Complete Series
Dustin Brady
Icerigger
Alan Dean Foster, Dean Ellis
FIC Fos
Women Discoverers : Top Women In Science
Marie Moinard, Christelle Pécout, Montana Kane, letterer Ortho
500.82 Moi
Moon! : Earth's Best Friend
Stacy McAnulty, Stevie Lewis
E McA
Zeroboxer
Fonda Lee
YA FIC Lee

July 2021: Cold Reads for Summer Days

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Welcome to July! Sick of the heat yet? For this Year in Reading challenge, we've got books set in cold locations to give you a break! Find more activities and track your Year in Reading challenge through the Beanstack Tracker app and/or our Beanstack site!


author Koromo (Manga author), Taylor Engel
Description: A polar bear falls in love with a seal, but the seal thinks the polar bear is trying to eat it!
Call Number: YA FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
S. D. (Sophie D.) Crockett
Description: Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl as he journeys in search of his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home.
Call Number: YA FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Alexia Gordon
Description: In the second Gethsemane Brown book, the African-American musician and expatriate can't rest easy: her ghost roomie and brother-in-law and cottage are all in trouble.
Call Number: FIC Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Anne Applebaum
Call Number: 365.45 App
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Niviaq Korneliussen, Anna Halager
Description: Last Night in Nuuk follows the lives of five young Greenlanders exploring their identities at the cusp of adulthood. Fia has recently sworn off sausage (men) only to discover that the woman she wants is unavailable. Arnaq struggles to cope with her past as her hard-partying life spirals out of control and she betrays those she loves most. Inuk, Fia's brother, is forced to escape Greenland after political scandal implicates him, and confronts the true meaning of home. Meanwhile, Ivik and Sara must confront an important transition in their relationship.
Call Number: FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Rachel Hawthorne
Call Number: YA FIC Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Waubgeshig Rice
Description: "With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadearship loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Liz Ireland
Description: "Love is full of surprises—though few compare to realizing that you’re marrying the real-life Santa. April Claus dearly loves her new husband, Nick, but adjusting to life in the North Pole is not all sugarplums and candy canes. Especially when a cantankerous elf named Giblet Hollyberry is killed—felled by a black widow spider in his stocking—shortly after publicly arguing with Nick. Christmastown is hardly a hotbed of crime, aside from mishaps caused by too much eggnog, but April disagrees with Constable Crinkle’s verdict of accidental death. As April sets out to find the culprit, it’ll mean putting the future of Christmas on the line—and hoping her own name isn’t on a lethal naughty list" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Ire
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal
Description: Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.
Call Number: E Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
CLAMP (Mangaka group)
Description: Legends say that when it snows, it is because the snow princess is crying. A collection of five tragic tales, all connected by the bond of snow.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Maggie Stiefvater
Description: In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
Call Number: YA FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
1961- Arnaldur Indriðason, Victoria Cribb
Description: A young woman disappears from the frozen fjords of Iceland, leaving a tempest of lies, betrayal and revenge in her wake. Decades later, in the same wilderness, Inspector Erlendur is on the hunt for the missing woman but also for his long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snowstorm when they were children has colored his entire life. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of human endurance, he realizes that many people would prefer their crimes to stay buried.
Call Number: LP FIC Arn
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
S. K. Tremayne, Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan, Angus King, Hachette Audio (Firm)
Description: One of Sarah's daughters died. But can she be sure which one? A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity--that she, in fact, is Lydia--their world comes crashing down once again. As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past--what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Molly Ostertag
Description: As his extended family gathers for their annual Midwinter Festival magic competition, Aster decides to enter the contest meant for witches, despite the lingering discomfort and hostility of certain family members. Meanwhile, Ariel struggles to accept her new family's love while her estranged aunt attempts to lure her away by poisoning her self-esteem.
Call Number: J FIC Ost
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Description: Architect Tom Faraday is determined to finish the high-concept, environmentally friendly home he's building in Norway -- in the same place where he lost his wife, Aurelia, to suicide. It was their dream house, and he wants to honor her with it. Lexi Ellis takes a job as his nanny and immediately falls in love with his two young daughters, especially Gaia. But something feels off in the isolated house nestled in the forest along the fjord. Lexi sees mysterious muddy footprints inside the home. Aurelia's diary appears in Lexi's room one day. And Gaia keeps telling her about seeing the terrifying Sad Lady... Soon Lexi suspects that Aurelia didn't kill herself and that they are all in danger from something far more sinister lurking around them.
Call Number: FIC Jes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Rosamund Lupton
Description: "Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lup
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
John Le Carré, Michael Jayston
Description: Fifty-year old Alec Leamas has grown weary and stale in espionage. He longs to "come in from the cold". One by one his agents have been killed by an East German agent. So Leamas is sent to trap the agent and destroy him.
Call Number: FIC Le C
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Andrea Barrett
Description: Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration the mid nineteenth-century romance with the Arctic, this book focuses on a particular expedition and its accompanying scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells. Through his eyes, we meet the Narwhal's crew and its commander--obsessed with the search for an open polar sea and encounter the far-north culture of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we see the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination. And finally they discover not what was always there and never needed discovering, but the state of their own souls.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Wong Herbert Yee
Description: A little girl investigates tracks in the snow, trying to determine what could have made them.
Call Number: E Yee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
Esi Edugyan
Description: Washington Black, an eleven-year-old field slave, knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. When a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: LP FIC Edu
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 23, 2021
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A Polar Bear In Love. 01
author Koromo (Manga author), Taylor Engel
YA FIC Kor
Shiver
Maggie Stiefvater
YA FIC Sti
After The Snow
S. D. (Sophie D.) Crockett
YA FIC Cro
Strange Shores An Inspector Erlendur Novel
1961- Arnaldur Indriðason, Victoria Cribb
LP FIC Arn
Death In D Minor
Alexia Gordon
FIC Gor
The Ice Twins
S. K. Tremayne, Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan, Angus King, Hachette Audio (Firm)
FIC Tre
Gulag : A History
Anne Applebaum
365.45 App
The Midwinter Witch
Molly Ostertag
J FIC Ost
Last Night In Nuuk
Niviaq Korneliussen, Anna Halager
FIC Kor
The Nesting
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
FIC Jes
Love On The Lifts
Rachel Hawthorne
YA FIC Haw
The Quality Of Silence : A Novel
Rosamund Lupton
FIC Lup
Moon Of The Crusted Snow : A Novel
Waubgeshig Rice
FIC Ric
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold A George Smiley Novel
John Le Carré, Michael Jayston
FIC Le C
Mrs. Claus And The Santaland Slayings
Liz Ireland
FIC Ire
The Voyage Of The Narwhal : A Novel
Andrea Barrett
FIC Bar
Over And Under The Snow
Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal
E Mes
Tracks In The Snow
Wong Herbert Yee
E Yee
Shirahime-syo
CLAMP (Mangaka group)
YA FIC Cla
Washington Black
Esi Edugyan
LP FIC Edu

June 2021: Your Librarian Loved It!

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The theme for June's Year in Reading Challenge is books that your librarians loved! We've tested these and deemed them AMAZING! 


Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland
Description: Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place, and guests from all over the world arrive, excitement returns to the vast hallways. Sophie, who works at the hotel as an intern, is busy making sure that everything goes according to plan. But unexpected problems keep arising, and some of the guests are not who they pretend to be. Very soon, Sophie finds herself right in the middle of a perilous adventure, and at risk of losing not only her job but also her heart.
Call Number: YA FIC Gie
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Kelly McWilliams
Description: Agnes loves her home of Red Creek, its dusty roads, and its God. She cares for her younger siblings and follows the town's strict laws. When Agnes meets Danny, an Outsider boy, she begins to question what is and isn't a sin. Her younger brother, Ezekiel, will die without the insulin she barters for once a month, even though medicine is considered outlawed. Is she a sinner for saving him? But it isn't safe Outside, either: A viral pandemic is burning through the population. In a world where faith, miracles, and cruelty have long been indistinguishable, will Agnes be able to choose between saving her family and saving the world? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC McW
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
David Opie
Description: "Take a beautifully illustrated journey -- with an adorable kiwi bird as your guide -- through the vast and colorful world of birds, with its tapestry of textures, sounds, and sights."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: E Opi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Liara Tamani
Description: "Carli and Rex have an immediate connection, an understanding that must mean first love, but family secrets, disappointments--and basketball, which holds center stage in both their lives--all create complications"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Tam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Amy Tintera
Description: "Seventeen-year-old Clara runs away from home to join a vigilante monster-flghting squad, only to discover that sometimes the most dangerous monsters are where you least expect them." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Call Number: YA FIC Tin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Randi Pink
Description: Randi Pink's The Angel of Greenwood is a historical YA novel that takes place during the Greenwood Massacre of 1921, in an area of Tulsa, OK, known as the "Black Wall Street.""Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he believes that black people should rise up to claim their place as equals. Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody. Her father is dying, and her family's financial situation is in turmoil. Also, as a loyal follower of Booker T. Washington, she believes, through education and tolerance, that black people should rise slowly and without forced conflict. Though they've attended the same schools, Isaiah never noticed Angel as anything but a dorky, Bible toting church girl. Then their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike. Angel can't turn down the money and Isaiah is soon eager to be in such close quarters with Angel every afternoon. But life changes on May 31, 1921 when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then, Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks
Description: "The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA's first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA's first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman's place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone."--Front flap.
Call Number: J 629.45 Ott
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Liz Hyder
Description: Life in Bearmouth is one of hard labor and isolation, the sunlit world far above the mine a distant memory. Newt has lived in the mine since the age of four, and accepts everything from the harsh working conditions to the brutality of the mine's leaders--until the mysterious Devlin arrives and dares to ask the question, "Why?" As tensions rise, Newt is soon looking at Bearmouth with a fresh perspective--challenging the system and setting in motion a change of events that could destroy their entire world.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC Hyd
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Aliza Layne, Natalie Riess, Kristen Acampora
Description: Twelve-year-old goblin and witch-in-training Beetle enlists her former best friend, Kat Hollowbones, to help stop Kat's sorceress aunt from demolishing the mall where Beetle's friend Blob Ghost is trapped.
Call Number: J FIC Lay
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Description: Suspended unjustly from elite Middlefield Prep, Donte Ellison studies fencing with a former champion, hoping to put the racist fencing team captain in his place.
Call Number: J FIC Rho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Gail Jarrow
Description: "...explores the science and grisly history of U.S. Civil War medicine, using actual medical cases and first-person accounts by soldiers, doctors, and nurses."-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA 973.775 Jar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Anja Kampmann, Anne Posten
Description: "One night aboard an oil drilling platform in the Atlantic, Waclaw returns to his cabin to find that his bunkmate and companion, Mátyás, has gone missing. A search of the rig confirms his fear that Mátyás has fallen into the sea. Grief-stricken, he embarks on an epic emotional and physical journey that takes him to Morocco, to Budapest and Mátyás’s hometown in Hungary, to Malta, Italy, and finally to the mining town of his childhood in Germany. Waclaw’s encounters along the way with other lost and yearning souls – Mátyás’s angry, grieving half-sister; lonely rig workers on shore leave; a truck driver who watches the world change from his driver’s seat – bring us closer to his origins while also revealing the problems of a globalized economy dependent on waning natural resources. High as the Waters Rise is a stirring exploration of male intimacy, the nature of memory and grief, and the cost of freedom – the story of a man who stands at the margins of a society from which he has profited little, though its functioning depends on his labor" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Kam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Linda LeGarde Grover
Description: When Loretta surrenders her young girls to the county and then disappears, she becomes one more missing Native woman in Indian Country's long devastating history of loss. But she is also a daughter of the Mozhay Point Reservation in northern Minnesota and the mother of Azure and Rain, ages 3 and 4, and her absence haunts all the lives she has touched--and all the stories they tell in this novel.
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Jayanta Kāykiṇi, Tejaswini Niranjana
Description: "Jayant Kaikini’s gaze takes in the people in the corners of Mumbai―a bus driver who, denied vacation time, steals the bus to travel home; a slum dweller who catches cats and sells them for pharmaceutical testing; a father at his wit’s end who takes his mischievous son to a reform institution. In this metropolis, those who seek find epiphanies in dark movie theaters, the jostle of local trains, and even in roadside keychains and lost thermos flasks. Here, in the shade of an unfinished overpass, a factory-worker and her boyfriend browse wedding invitations bearing wealthy couples’ affectations―'no presents please'―and look once more at what they own" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Jackie Kay
Description: "At the age of 29, Kay embarks on a search for her birth parents, her head full of the stories her mother invented about an African chief torn away from his Scottish true love. What follows is a journey that zigzags between Lagos and Aberdeen, the bizarre and the domestic, in a quixotic search for that spark of connection to family"--Jacket.
Call Number: B Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Maggie Nelson
Description: "A genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: B Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Corey Sobel
Description: "The Redshirt introduces Miles Furling, a young man who is convinced he was placed on earth to play football. Deep in the closet, he sees the sport as a means of gaining a permanent foothold in a culture that would otherwise reject him. Still, Miles's body lags behind his ambitions, and recruiters tell him he is not big enough to compete at the top level. His dreams come true when a letter arrives from King College. The elite southern school boasts one of the best educations in America and one of the worst Division One football programs. King football is filled with obscure, ignored players like Miles-which is why he and the sports world in general are shocked when the country's top recruit, Reshawn McCoy, also chooses to attend the college. As brilliant a student as he is a player, the intensely private Reshawn refuses to explain why he chose King over other programs. Miles is as baffled as everyone else, and less than thrilled when he winds up rooming with the taciturn Reshawn. Initially at odds with each other, the pair become confidants as the win-at-all-costs program makes brutal demands on their time and bodies. When their true selves and the identities that have been imposed on them by the game collide, both young men are forced to make life-changing choices"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sob
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Claire Fuller
Description: "At fifty-one years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation in the English countryside. The cottage they have shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. Inside its walls, they make music, and in its garden, they grow everything they need to survive. To an outsider, it looks like poverty; to them, it is home. But when Dot dies unexpectedly, the world they've so carefully created begins to fall apart. The cottage they love, and the security it offered, is taken back by their landlord, exposing the twins to harsh truths and even harsher realities. Seeing a new future, Julius becomes torn between the loyalty he feels towards his sister and his desire for independence, while Jeanie struggles to find work and a home for them both. And just when it seems there might be a way forward, a series of startling secrets from their mother's past come to the surface, forcing the twins to question who they are, and everything they know of their family's history" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ful
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Joseph Mitchell, Grover Gardner
Description: Saloon keepers, street preachers, gypsies, steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady, and a ninety-three-year-old "seafoodetarian" who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades are among the people that Joseph Mitchell immortalized in his reportage for the New Yorker and in four books--McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr. Flood, The Bottom of the Harbor, and Joe Gould's Secret--that are still renowned for their respectful observation, their graveyard humor, and their offhand perfection of style. These masterpieces (along with several previously uncollected stories) are available in one volume, which presents an indelible collective portrait of an unsuspected New York and its odder citizens-as depicted by one of the great writers of this or any other time.
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 19, 2021
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A Castle In The Clouds
Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland
YA FIC Gie
Blood And Germs : The Civil War Battle Against Wounds And Disease
Gail Jarrow
YA 973.775 Jar
Agnes At The End Of The World
Kelly McWilliams
YA FIC McW
High As The Waters Rise : A Novel
Anja Kampmann, Anne Posten
FIC Kam
All The Birds In The World
David Opie
E Opi
In The Night Of Memory : A Novel
Linda LeGarde Grover
FIC Gro
All The Things We Never Knew
Liara Tamani
YA FIC Tam
No Presents Please : Mumbai Stories
Jayanta Kāykiṇi, Tejaswini Niranjana
FIC Kay
All These Monsters
Amy Tintera
YA FIC Tin
Red Dust Road : An Autobiographical Journey
Jackie Kay
B Kay
Angel Of Greenwood
Randi Pink
YA FIC Pin
The Argonauts
Maggie Nelson
B Nel
Astronauts : Women On The Final Frontier
Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks
J 629.45 Ott
The Redshirt : A Novel
Corey Sobel
FIC Sob
Bearmouth
Liz Hyder
YA FIC Hyd
Unsettled Ground
Claire Fuller
FIC Ful
Beetle & The Hollowbones
Aliza Layne, Natalie Riess, Kristen Acampora
J FIC Lay
Up In The Old Hotel And Other Stories
Joseph Mitchell, Grover Gardner
FIC Mit
Black Brother, Black Brother
Jewell Parker Rhodes
J FIC Rho

May 2021: Thrills and Chills

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May  isn't usually seen as a spooky time of year. Let's shake that up. The Year in Reading theme this month is Thrills and Chills! 


Joe Hill, artist Leomacs, Riccardo La Bella, Dave Stewart, Deron Bennett
Description: "June Branch visits her boyfriend, Liam, on Brody Island for a relaxing last weekend of summer. After an escaped group of criminals breaks into the house that June and Liam are watching, Liam is taken by them. June grabs a strange Viking axe and flees from the intruders. When one of the attackers finds her, she swings the axe and takes off his head, which rolls away and begins to babble in terror. For June to uncover the truth, she'll need to hear the facts straight from the mouths of her attackers, with ... or without their bodies attached" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Roland Smith
Description: Pat O'Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop, right up until the day Coop ran away from their home just outside Washington, D.C. Now, a year later, he has received a package containing a digital voice recorder and a cryptic message from his brother, which will lead Pat on a strange and dangerous journey to the mysterious Community living beneath the streets of New York.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Rory Power
Description: "Margot doesn't know anything about her family, beyond her quiet life with her mother. But she wants more and when she finds a clue that leads her to a town called Phalene, she leaves to investigate. Only Phalene and her family history are full of secrets, some that may prove more dangerous and deadly than Margot ever could have bargained for"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Marieke Nijkamp
Description: Friends Finn, Liva, Maddy, Carter, and Ever begin a farewell round of the game they have played for three years, but each is hiding secrets and the game itself seems to turn against them.
Call Number: YA FIC Nij
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Benjamin von Eckartsberg, Thomas von Kummant, Ivanka Hahnenberger
Description: "In the near future, the "White Plague" has almost completely decimated humanity, and civilization is only a sweet memory. The world as a whole has become a danger zone, where survival is only possible within towns or fortified villages. Enter orphaned brothers Zach and Archer Goodwoody, troublemaking teens who have just arrived at Fort Apache, and about to learn the hard rules of integration into the colony. Outside the walls lies a hostile and deadly environment, but inside is also a dangerous place, as the boys are about to find out."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Eck
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Harold Schechter
Description: "The shocking true story of one of the twentieth century's most prolific female serial killers." -- book jacket.
Call Number: 364.1523 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, Tiffany D Jackson, Tessa Gratton, Caleb Roehrig
Description: Edgar Allan Poe may be 170 years beyond this world, but the themes of his terrifying works live on in modern fiction for young adults. In this collection, some of todays most beloved authors come together to reimagine Poe's most thrilling tales in new and unexpected ways. Includes -- adapted from jacket flap
Call Number: YA FIC His
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Call Number: FIC Kie
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Anders Roslund, Elizabeth Clark Wessel
Description: "Seventeen years ago, Criminal Inspector Ewert Grens was called to the scene of a brutal crime. A family had been murdered, and the only survivor--and witness--was the five-year-old daughter. The girl was placed in the witness protection program, and the case went cold, but years later, Grens is still haunted by the seemingly random slaying, and the little girl who was spared. So when he learns that the apartment where the crime occurred is now the scene of a mysterious break-in, Grens immediately fears that someone is intent on silencing the only witness. He races to find her...before they do. Meanwhile, someone in the city's criminal underworld is executing weapons smugglers, and has placed former police informant Piet Hoffman's family in grave danger. He must unravel the secret threat to his family, all while keeping secrets of his own. Soon his hunt for answers intertwines with Ewert's, and the two men find themselves in the middle of a criminal conspiracy that is more complicated--and dangerous--than they could have imagined" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Lisa Kröger, Melanie Anderson
Description: Weird fiction wouldn't exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature's strangest tales, and find out why their own stories are equally intriguing. Monster, She Wrote shares the stories of women past and present who invented horror, speculative, and weird fiction and made it great. You'll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V.C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Coltor, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today's vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). Each profile includes a curated reading list so you can seek out the spine-chilling tales that interest you the most.
Call Number: 809.9 Kro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Michael Rowe
Call Number: FIC Que
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Jody Houser, Stefano Martino, Keith Champagne, Lauren Affe, Nate Piekos
Description: "When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he's understandably frightened. But that's nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes whats in that world with him! No one escapes a Demogorgon unscathed... Based on Will's unseen journey during season 1 of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Adam Sass
Description: "Connor Major and other queer teens trapped at a conversion therapy camp work together to escape--and expose the camp's horrible truths"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sas
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Kathe Koja, Maryse Meijer
Description: "Nicholas, a would-be poet, and Nakota, his feral lover, discover a strange hole in the storage room floor down the hall -- 'Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive.' It begins with curiosity, a joke -- the Funhole down the hall. But then the experiments begin. 'Wouldn't it be wild to go down there?' says Nakota. Nicholas says 'We're not.' But they're not in control, not from the first moment, as those experiments lead to obsession, violence, and a very final transformation for everyone who gets too close to the Funhole" -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Koj
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Abby (Comic artist) Howard
Description: "In this collection of literary slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace and connection in the world of monsters and darkness"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Tim Seeley, Ilias Kyriazis
Description: Null Narcos is a popular performer the the Freak-Chic Circus Sideshow, able to endure horrifice violence on his body without pain. But outside his nightly shows, Null is a blank slate, with only faint but disturbing memories of who he was before. When other performers begin dying mysteriously, Null is haunted by a golden-eyed stalker and begins to remember a life he'd thought long gone... a life of murder, terror, and black wings.
Call Number: FIC See
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Debra Webb
Description: "Driven to discover what really happened to her parents twenty-seven years ago, Sasha Lenoir seeks US Marshal Branch Holloway's help. It's a big risk. What if her former lover learns her long-held secret? As their reignited desire draws them back into each other's arms, Sasha knows that Branch deserves to hear the truth. But will telling him about her past cost her a second chance with the man she never forgot?"--from Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Katherine Rundell
Description: In 1920s New York City, a young girl with a deformed foot recruits her new friends, a female pickpocket and two circus performers, to help recover an emerald from her grandfather's mansion in upstate New York after he loses his home to an unscrupulous tycoon.
Call Number: J FIC Run
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Rachel Ryan
Description: "All children have imaginary friends, Georgina tells herself. It's perfectly normal, and they all grow out of it in the end. But when her seven-year-old son, Cody, tells her about New Granny, the new friend he's met in the park, Georgina is instantly suspicious. Something--call it maternal instinct--tells her he isn't making it up. But maybe Georgina is losing her mind. It wouldn't be the first time, after all. And with her own mother's recent death leaving her bereft and trying to cope with life as a busy working mom, it's no wonder she's feeling paranoid that Cody has invented a 'New Granny' to replace his beloved grandmother. Her husband, Bren, becomes the voice of reason, assuring Georgina that it's just a game, the product of their son's overactive imagination. But what if Cody's imaginary friend is not so imaginary after all?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Becky Cooper
Description: "1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper a curious undergrad, will hear the first whispers of the story. In the first telling the body was nameless. The story was this: a Harvard student had had an affair with her professor, and the professor had murdered her in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology because she'd threatened to talk about the affair. Though the rumor proves false, the story that unfolds, one that Cooper will follow for ten years, is even more complex: a tale of gender inequality in academia, a 'cowboy culture' among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims. WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
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Basketful Of Heads
Joe Hill, artist Leomacs, Riccardo La Bella, Dave Stewart, Deron Bennett
FIC Hil
Queer Fear Ii : Gay Horror Fiction
Michael Rowe
FIC Que
Beneath
Roland Smith
YA FIC Smi
Stranger Things. Vol. 1, The Other Side
Jody Houser, Stefano Martino, Keith Champagne, Lauren Affe, Nate Piekos
FIC Hou
Burn Our Bodies Down
Rory Power
YA FIC Pow
Surrender Your Sons
Adam Sass
YA FIC Sas
Even If We Break
Marieke Nijkamp
YA FIC Nij
The Cipher
Kathe Koja, Maryse Meijer
FIC Koj
Gung-ho. 01
Benjamin von Eckartsberg, Thomas von Kummant, Ivanka Hahnenberger
FIC Eck
The Crossroads At Midnight
Abby (Comic artist) Howard
YA FIC How
Hell's Princess : The Mystery Of Belle Gunness, Butcher Of Men
Harold Schechter
364.1523 Sch
The Crow. Lethe
Tim Seeley, Ilias Kyriazis
FIC See
His Hideous Heart : Thirteen Of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, Tiffany D Jackson, Tessa Gratton, Caleb Roehrig
YA FIC His
The Dark Woods
Debra Webb
FIC Web
Houses Under The Sea : Mythos Tales
Caitlín R. Kiernan
FIC Kie
The Good Thieves
Katherine Rundell
J FIC Run
Knock Knock
Anders Roslund, Elizabeth Clark Wessel
FIC Ros
The Woman Outside My Door
Rachel Ryan
FIC Rya
Monster, She Wrote : The Women Who Pioneered Horror & Speculative Fiction
Lisa Kröger, Melanie Anderson
809.9 Kro
We Keep The Dead Close : A Murder At Harvard And A Half Century Of Silence
Becky Cooper
364.1523 Coo

April 2021: Take a Journey!!

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We've spent a lot of time indoors in the last year, but books can take us anywhere! Enjoy these books that will take you on a journey! 


Kaoru Mori, William Flanagan, Abigail Blackman
Description: As she and her husband adjust to their arranged marriage, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Ben Queen, Joe Todd-Stanton
Description: "Bear is a service dog who would do anything for his owner and best friend Patrick who is blind. But when Bear suddenly loses his vision, he worries he's lost his purpose in life--protecting Patrick! Following the misguided advice from some self-serving raccoons, Bear embarks on a transformative journey to regain his eyesight. Out of both necessity and survival, he learns to tap into his other senses and begins to see the world from a new perspective that is at times more rich and colorful than the world he's always known." --Amazon.
Call Number: J FIC Que
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Simone Snaith, Sara Kipin
Description: "When Emeline's little brother breaks all three of their village's rules, she is forced to use her family's forbidden magic to rescue him from the dark things he awakens, the Ithin. Now that the Ithin are afoot in the land, she must, by law, travel to the royal court and warn the king. But the only way she and her family can make the journey to the capital is with the protection of a sour magister and a handsome, whip-wielding Lash Knight. Will Emeline survive in a city where conspiracies swirl like smoke and her magic is all but outlawed?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sna
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
William Least Heat Moon
Description: After being laid off from his college teaching position, the author traversed the United States on lesser roads, shown in blue on old road maps.
Call Number: 917.3 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Alex Archer
Description: After shooting an episode of Chasing History's Monsters at a dig in Australia, Annja Creed is left feeling mildly unimpressed. The artifacts being uncovered are considered fringe by experts who doubt their authenticity. Annja is disappointed by the general lack of mystery involved. But her boredom is quickly replaced with fear when all that's left of her cameraman is a drop of blood on his hotel-room carpet.
Call Number: FIC Arc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Marc Martin
Description: "From Hong Kong to Reykjavík, Ulaanbaatar to New York City, enjoy a lush and unexpected journey around the world to discover what makes each place unique. Sleepy sloths, colorful cows, staggering skylines, terrible traffic--countless surprises await! All you need is a good guide and a little curiosity . . . so, what are you waiting for?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Silvina Ocampo, Suzanne Jill Levine, Katie Lateef-Jan, Carmen Boullosa
Description: "Delicately crafted, intensely visual, deeply personal stories explore the nature of memory, family ties, and the difficult imbalances of love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Oca
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Richard Grant
Call Number: 917.21 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Eloisa James
Description: James chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world--Paris--all the while inviting her reader into the life of her most enchanting family.
Call Number: B Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Astrid Lindgren, Susan Beard, Ingrid Vang-Nyman
Call Number: J FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Mel Darbon
Description: Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're split up, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home. Even cross London and travel to Brighton alone, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though any girl might find that hard, let alone a girl with Down's syndrome.
Call Number: YA FIC Dar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher
Description: In 2032, when sixteen-year-old Vali's mother is detained by the Deportation Forces, Vali must flee Vermont with her little brother, Ernie, hoping to reach their Tía Luna in the sanctuary state of California.
Call Number: YA FIC Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Jacqueline Davies, Deborah Hocking
Description: Sydney and Taylor are small animals who never go anywhere. But when Taylor decides to explore the whole wide world, his loyal friend Sydney agrees to go, too. As they journey farther and farther from their familiar home, neither one knows what dangers await them.
Call Number: J FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Korrie Leer
Description: To escape the nonstop, loud crying of her new baby brother Cassie climbs into an empty box to drive, sail, and soar until she finally finds quiet--and loneliness.
Call Number: E Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Brenda Scott Royce
Description: "Did you know that dogs can shake off a pound of water in less than a second? That some sand dunes whistle and sing? That the U.S. dollar bill is full of hidden symbols related to the number 13? Our world is filled with strange, bizarre, and weird happenings. But what do they mean? WHY are they important? And what secrets are behind them?" -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: J 031.02 Roy
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
1937- Avi, Tricia Tusa
Description: Avon the snail and Edward, a take-charge ant, set off together on a journey to an undetermined destination in search of unspecified adventures.
Call Number: J FIC Avi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Juno (Young adult fiction writer) Dawson
Description: "On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. Job done, the TARDIS crew departs - only for Ryan to discover he's left his phone behind. Again. Upon returning, the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has slipped hundreds of years into the future - and that something has gone badly wrong. The Loba are now slaves, serving human zealots who worship a godlike figure known as The Good Doctor. It's time for the Doctor to face up to the consequences of her last visit. With Lobos on the brink of catastrophe, will she be able to make things right?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Daw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Francesca Sanna
Description: "What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope. Based on her interactions with people forced to seek a new home, and told from the perspective of a young child, Francesca Sanna has created a beautiful and sensitive book that is full of significance for our time."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E San
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Les Blacklock, Rick Allen, Blacklock Nature Photography
Call Number: 599.3579 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Jenny Pearson
Description: Eleven-year-old Freddie collects and relies on facts until he and his best friends trigger a series of miracles while on an adventure in Wales searching for his biological father.
Call Number: J FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Gavriel Savit
Description: A historical fantasy that follows Eastern European teens Yehuda and Bluma on a journey through the Far Country, the Jewish land of the dead.
Call Number: YA FIC Sav
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Jeremy Mercer
Call Number: 914.436 Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
John Steinbeck, Gary Sinise
Description: Respected author John Steinbeck was 58 when he set out to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With his elderly French poodle, Charley, he embarked on a quest across America, from the northermost tip of Maine to California's Monterey Peninsula. Traveling the interstates and the country roads, they stopped to smell America: trucker and strangers, old friends and new acquaintances. Steinbeck's poignant, perceptive reflections reveal the American character: a blend of unexpected kindnesses and racial hostilities, loneliness and humor.
Call Number: 917.3 Ste
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Levison Wood
Description: His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions--they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense. The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex-army officer. If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history.
Call Number: 916.2 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
Maxine Kaplan
Description: When Tanya's guardian dies, having lost her home and the tavern where she has spent most of her life, she sets out on a perilous quest to petition the queen for help.
Call Number: YA FIC Kap
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2021
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A Bride's Story. 01
Kaoru Mori, William Flanagan, Abigail Blackman
YA FIC Mor
The Big Sibling Getaway
Korrie Leer
E Lee
Bear
Ben Queen, Joe Todd-Stanton
J FIC Que
The Coolest Stuff On Earth : A Closer Look At The Weird, Wild, And Wonderful
Brenda Scott Royce
J 031.02 Roy
Between The Water & The Woods
Simone Snaith, Sara Kipin
YA FIC Sna
The End Of The Beginning : Being The Adventures Of A Small Snail (And An Even Smaller Ant)
1937- Avi, Tricia Tusa
J FIC Avi
Blue Highways : A Journey Into America
William Least Heat Moon
917.3 Hea
The Good Doctor
Juno (Young adult fiction writer) Dawson
FIC Daw
Eternal Journey
Alex Archer
FIC Arc
The Journey
Francesca Sanna
E San
Everything & Everywhere : A Fact-filled Adventure For Curious Globe-trotters
Marc Martin
E Mar
The Journey
Les Blacklock, Rick Allen, Blacklock Nature Photography
599.3579 Bla
Forgotten Journey
Silvina Ocampo, Suzanne Jill Levine, Katie Lateef-Jan, Carmen Boullosa
FIC Oca
The Super Miraculous Journey Of Freddie Yates
Jenny Pearson
J FIC Pea
God's Middle Finger : Into The Lawless Heart Of The Sierra Madre
Richard Grant
917.21 Gra
The Way Back
Gavriel Savit
YA FIC Sav
Paris In Love : A Memoir
Eloisa James
B Jam
Time Was Soft There : A Paris Sojourn At Shakespeare & Co.
Jeremy Mercer
914.436 Mer
Pippi In The South Seas
Astrid Lindgren, Susan Beard, Ingrid Vang-Nyman
J FIC Lin
Travels With Charley In Search Of America
John Steinbeck, Gary Sinise
917.3 Ste
Rosie Loves Jack
Mel Darbon
YA FIC Dar
Walking The Nile
Levison Wood
916.2 Woo
Sanctuary
Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher
YA FIC Men
Wench
Maxine Kaplan
YA FIC Kap
Sydney & Taylor : Explore The Whole Wide World
Jacqueline Davies, Deborah Hocking
J FIC Dav

March 2021: Favorite Music

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March's Year in Reading theme is: Favorite Music!!

Read about musicians, music, both fictional and non.


Tom Angleberger, Chris Eliopoulos
Description: Every famous piece of art has an origin story--even Bach's Goldberg Variations! When the richest dude in town can't sleep, he hires a much-less-rich dude named Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play him lullabies on the harpsichord. Goldberg does an OK job, but as the Rich Dude hollers for Goldberg each night, he wakes up the whole town in the process. As the town gets sleepier and sleepier and grumpier and grumpier, Goldberg worries he may be out of a job soon. But then, the one and only Bach enters the scene with a series of lullabies composed specifically for the Rich Dude. And, thus, the Goldberg Variations are born!
Call Number: E Ang
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Carole Boston Weatherford, Bryan Collier
Description: Picture book biography told in rhyming verse. Charles Tindley was born free, though his childhood was far from easy. He had no chance to go to school, but the spirituals he heard as he worked in the fields made him long to know how to read the Gospel. Late at night, he taught himself to read from scraps of newspapers. From those small scraps, Charles raised himself to become a founding father of American gospel music whose hymn was the basis for the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome."
Call Number: E Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Leslie Gourse
Call Number: B Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Suzan Overmeer, Myriam Berenschot
Description: "Ella is different from other ducklings. She always waddled out of the line. She was loud and silly. And she made up her own songs to sing. Her family didn't know what to think of her. Until one day, Ella met Dizzy. Could Ella and Dizzy make beautiful music together? And could they get the othe animals to listen?"--publisher
Call Number: E Ove
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Sasha Geffen
Description: Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender? Why did the query "is he musical?" become code, in the twentieth century, for "is he gay?" Why is music so inherently queer? For Sasha Geffen, the answers lie, in part, in music's intrinsic quality of subliminal expression, which, through paradox and contradiction, allows rigid gender roles to fall away in a sensual and ambiguous exchange between performer and listener. This book traces the history of this gender fluidity in pop music from the early twentieth century to the present day. Starting with early blues and the Beatles and continuing with performers such as David Bowie, Prince, Missy Elliot, and Frank Ocean, Geffen explores how artists have used music, fashion, language, and technology to break out of the confines mandated by gender essentialism and establish the voice as the primary expression of gender transgression. From glam rock and punk to disco, techno, and hip-hop, music helped set the stage for today's conversations about trans rights and recognition of nonbinary and third-gender identities. Glitter Up the Dark takes a long look back at the path that led here.--From back cover.
Call Number: 781.64 Gef
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Jeff Tweedy
Description: A thoughtful, counterintuitive book about creativity from Jeff Tweed--songwriter, leader of the band Wilco, and author--inspiring others by taking the reader through the process of writing one song.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 780.23 Twe
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Lyla Lee
Description: Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn't dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn't call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she's about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her. She'll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she'll do it better than anyone else. When Skye nails her audition, she's immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn't count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame, and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho. But Skye has her sights on becoming the world's first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition, without losing herself.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Lakita Wilson
Description: "Lizzo started singing and rapping with musical groups in her hometowns of Houston and Minneapolis. With her fun lyrics, danceable beats, and positive message, she's become one of the biggest solo musicians in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Liz
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Eric Barrier, 1968- writer Rakim (Musician), Kirk Parrish
Description: A boy enters an alternate universe through his stereo and proceeds to change the lives of the inhabitants with his vibrant music.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Robin Talley
Description: "It's summer 1977 and closeted lesbian Tammy Larson can't be herself anywhere. Not at her strict Christian high school, not at her conservative Orange County church and certainly not at home, where her ultrareligious aunt relentlessly organizes antigay political campaigns. Tammy's only outlet is writing secret letters in her diary to gay civil rights activist Harvey Milk--until she's matched with a real-life pen pal who changes everything. Sharon Hakwins bonds with Tammy over punk music and carefully shared secrets, and soon their letters become the one place she can be honest. The rest of her life in San Francisco is full of lies. The kind she tells for others--like helping her gay brother hide the turth from their mom--and the kind she tells herself. But as antigay fervor in America reaches a frightening new pitch, Sharon and Tammy must rely on their long-distance friendship to discover their deeply personal truths, what they'll stand for--and who they'll rise against."--Jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Stephen Johnson
Description: "Experience ten different types of music-classical, Latin, jazz, country, heavy metal, hip-hop, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, electronica, pop, and a surprise finale"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Tom/ Bienstock Beaujour, Tom Beaujour, Richard Bienstock
Description: "The definitive, no-holds-barred oral history of 1980s hard rock and hair metal. 1980s hard rock was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated-and maybe even helped to define-a spectacularly over-the-topdecade. Indeed, fist-pumping hits like Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It," Mötley Crüe's "Girls, Girls, Girls," and Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, Pac-Man, and E.T. From the do-or-dieearly days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-Platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grungebands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock's Nothin' But a Good Time captures the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it. Featuring an impassioned foreword by Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist and avowed glam metal fanatic Corey Taylor, and drawn from over 200 new interviews with members of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Winger, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as OzzyOsbourne, Lita Ford and many more, this is the ultimate, uncensored, and often unhinged chronicle of a time where excess and success walked hand in hand, told by the men and women who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era-one in which the bands and their fans went looking for nothin' but a good time...and found it"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Mike (Journalist) Ayers, Jim James, illustrator Studio Muti (Firm)
Description: A collection of the songs that have moved us, changed us, or amplified our lives. Highlights some of the most emotionally resonant music ever created, in the words of more than thirty musical legends and up-and-comers. Weaving together their explanations with illustrations and interludes, these essays encourage us to examine the soundtracks of our own experiences and consider how integral music is to our personal narratives.--From back cover.
Call Number: 781.588 Aye
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Jessica Jung
Description: Seventeen-year-old Rachel Kim confronts the dark underbelly of the K-pop world as she strives to become a K-pop star.
Call Number: YA FIC Jun
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Lorence Alison
Description: Offered an all-expenses-paid trip to the exclusive Solstice Festival, Adri throws caution, her prestigious summer internship, and her parents goodwill to the wind. She just wants to live a little before the first day of the rest of her life, planned and scheduled in accordance with her parents’ law school dreams. But when she and a horde of affluent, entitled teen partiers arrive at the island paradise, it looks nothing like the luxury vacation they were promised. There’s barely any food, nowhere to stay, and not nearly enough porta-potties. Pretty soon, the festival is trending on social media for all the wrong reasons, and the music acts are cancelling left and right. And then the first dead body washes up on the beach. Adri has a front-row seat as everything devolves into chaos―and she's in a prime position to put together the clues to who―or what―is killing off the helpless attendees. But even if she finds the killer, how can she hope to stop them? --From amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Cynthia Ruchti
Description: "Forced to retire from her position as music educator in a small Midwestern school, Lucy watches helplessly as the program her father started years ago is dismantled. Her passion seems lost. Lucy feels her faith's song has gone silent until a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees--and hears--everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ruc
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Katy Farina, Ashanti Fortson
Description: "To buy seeds for her beautiful garden, Arietta plans to sell her treasured family violin--until Princess Cassia spots the instrument and begs Arietta to perform at her birthday party. Although she has never played, Arietta decides to learn a special song for the occasion."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Coco Simon, Caroline Hickey
Description: Sierra is tired of being known as "the sweetest girl in the ice cream shop," but she still wants everybody to like her! Can she spice up her personality (and learn to say no occasionally), and still keep all her friends? Sierra decides to pour her feelings into an original song--and through music, she's able to find her voice. --from Amazon.
Call Number: J FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Jose Pimienta
Description: "Beatriz loves music. More than her school, more than her friends, and definitely more than her homework. After Beatriz discovers that her grandfather's soul is trapped in his guitar, she becomes determined to get him out. But the only way to free him is to play the perfect song... his perfect song, a song that he never actually wrote down. Fixated on freeing her grandfather, music slowly consumes Beatriz's life. She soon finds herself growing obsessed with perfection at the expense of her friendships, her band, and her health. Beatriz won't let anything stop her. Even if it means losing everything else."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Pim
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
David Yoon
Description: When new-girl Cirrus mistakes self-described nerd Sunny Dae as the lead in a rock band, Sunny rolls with it forming a fake band with his friends, but as the lies continue he risks losing both Cirrus and his friends.
Call Number: YA FIC Yoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Jennifer (Jennifer L.) author Ryan
Description: As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to close the choir and instead resurrect themselves as the Chilbury Ladies' Choir. There's a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Louis Thomas
Description: In Paris, Lenny has trouble starting to compose his symphony until he discovers that there is music all around him in everyday life.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Xuefeng Liu, Gunter Grossholz, Yuxi Wan
Description: In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya's most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend's death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for "close friendship" means "understanding the music."
Call Number: E Liu
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Jessica Khoury, Federica Frenna
Description: Twelve-year-old Amelia gets the opportunity to attend a boarding school and learn how to use music to create magic, hoping to become a Maestro like her deceased mother.
Call Number: J FIC Kho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Colleen A. F. Venable, Lian Cho
Description: "The band is assembled and the band director is ready to tell you all about the instruments, but an enthusiastic little drummer girl keeps interrupting"-- Provided by publisher. Includes biographical notes on the musicians who inspired the book's characters.
Call Number: E Ven
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Rob Rufus
Description: In small-town Florida in 1968, four teens who bond over music and their objection to the Vietnam War decide to take a stand against the U.S. government and violent racism.
Call Number: YA FIC Ruf
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Bill Zehme
Call Number: B Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Grady Hendrix
Description: "In the 1990s, heavy metal band Dürt Würk was poised for breakout success--but then lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity. Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western--she's tired, broke, and unhappy. Everything changes when a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite with the rest of her bandmates and confront the man who ruined her life. It's a journey that will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a music festival from hell. A furious power ballad about never giving up, even in the face of overwhelming odds, We Sold Our Souls is an epic journey into the heart of a conspiracy-crazed, pill-popping, paranoid country that seems to have lost its very soul.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Random House (COR)
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
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I'll Be The One
Lyla Lee
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Lakita Wilson
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Eric Barrier, 1968- writer Rakim (Musician), Kirk Parrish
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Music From Another World
Robin Talley
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The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom
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E Ven
Music Is...
Stephen Johnson
E Joh
The Vinyl Underground
Rob Rufus
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Nothin' But A Good Time : The Uncensored History Of The '80s Hard Rock Explosion
Tom/ Bienstock Beaujour, Tom Beaujour, Richard Bienstock
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Bill Zehme
B Sin
One Last Song : Conversations On Life, Death, And Music
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You Can Be A Musician
Random House (COR)
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Lorence Alison
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