A Year In Reading

May 2022 : Natural Disasters

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Our May Year in Reading challenge is: Natural Disasters! 

 


Judy Blundell
Description: It is 1906, and when her family is cheated out of their tavern, fourteen-year-old Minnie Bonner is forced to become a maid to the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco--three weeks before the great earthquake.
Call Number: J FIC Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Makiia Lucier
Description: When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross.
Call Number: YA FIC Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Steve Tomecek
Description: "This book shows readers the awesome power of heat waves and droughts"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 551.5 Tom
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Cody Crane
Description: "This book shows readers the awesome power of hurricanes"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 551.55 Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Mike Mullin
Description: After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.
Call Number: YA FIC Mul
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Marian Hale, Stephen Hoye
Description: While salvaging and rebuilding in the aftermath of the Galveston flood of 1900, sixteen-year-old Seth proves himself in a way that his previous efforts never could, but he still must face his father man-to-man.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Samantha Montano
Description: Dr. Montano brings readers with her on an eye-opening journey through some of our worst disasters, helping readers make sense of what really happened from a emergency management perspective. She explains why we aren't doing enough to prevent or prepare for disasters, the critical role of media, and how our approach to recovery was not designed to serve marginalized communities. Now that climate change is contributing to the disruption of ecosystems and worsening disasters, Dr. Montano offers a preview of what will happen to our communities if we don't take aggressive, immediate action. In a section devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, what is thus far our generation's most deadly disaster, she casts light on the many decisions made behind closed doors that failed to protect the public.-- From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: 363.7387 Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Don Brown
Description: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage -- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Don Brown's kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
Call Number: YA 363.3492 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Erik Larson, Richard M. Davidson
Description: "In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the U.S. Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding of waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8th, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before. But by the time this storm had moved across Galveston, at least 6,000 people were dead, and Cline would never look at hurricanes the same way again"--Container.
Call Number: 976.4139 Lar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Don Nardo, Brian McGovern
Description: Explores the eruption of Krakatoa in its cultural, historical, and geographic contexts and discusses the effect on both people and environment.
Call Number: J 959.8 Nar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Simon Winchester
Call Number: 551.21 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Susan Beth Pfeffer, Emily Bauer
Description: Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Call Number: YA FIC Pfe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Natasha Deen, Francesca Ficorilli
Description: The people of fourteenth-century Florence, Italy, starving after years of bad weather and natural disasters, now face the Black Plague but twelve-year-old Maria is determined to survive. Includes historical note, glossary, and discussion questions.
Call Number: J FIC Dee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Ricia Anne Chansky, Olga Barinova, Yarelis Marcial Acevedo, Sharon Marie Nieves-Ferrer, Francheska Morales García
Description: Maxy the dog survives Hurricane María, and like many who go through natural disasters, he is later terrified of storms and rain.La perrita Maxy sobrevive al huracán María pero después está aterrorizada de tormentas y lluvia.
Call Number: E Cha Spanish
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jean Craighead George
Description: Tired of living in a crowded city apartment, Sam Gribley runs away from home and heads for his Grandpa Gribley's long-lost homestead in the Catskill mountains. For a year he stays alone, learning to live off the land, hollowing out a tree for a home, taming a falcon, and using every bit of ingenuity and resourcefulness he has to survive.
Call Number: J FIC Geo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Description: In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them.
Call Number: YA FIC Rho
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Stacey (Stacey Heather) author Lee
Description: "On the eve of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong--daughter of Chinese immigrants--is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare's School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together to survive"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Hal Marcovitz
Description: "As 2020 came to an end there was no shortage of Americans as well as others who welcomed the New Year, hoping life for everyone would improve in 2021. What perhaps worsened the suffering among Americans as well as others was a feeling of helplessness: As people found themselves impacted by the pandemic, the protests over racial inequality, and the terrible fires and weather events that plagued the nation, most people came to the conclusion that there was very little they could do to make the bad news go away"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 973.933 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jesmyn Ward
Description: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Lucy Birmingham, David McNeill
Call Number: 952.11 Bir
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Deborah Hopkinson
Description: "As a hurricane gathered in the Caribbean, blue skies covered Galveston, Texas. Scientists knew a storm was coming. But none of them were able to prepare Galveston for the force of the hurricane that hit on September 8, 1900. The water from the storm surge pulled houses off their foundations, and the winds toppled telephone poles and trees like toothpicks. And amid the chaos, Galveston's residents did all they could to rescue one another"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 551.55 Hop
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
C. Morgan Babst
Description: "When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bab
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
Description: "It's 1900, and Charlie feels lucky to live in Galveston, Texas. Sure, there are storms sometimes. But nobody worries about hurricanes. Even a famous weather expert says it's impossible for a strong hurricane to strike Galveston. Which is why few people worry on the morning of September 8, when a big storm starts to brew. but Charlie watches with growing horror as monster waves rise up from the sea, as the wind starts to scream. By night, much of the city is under twenty feet of water. Will Charlie find a way to survive the storm of the century?"--Back cover.
Call Number: J FIC Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Susan Meissner
Description: Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women: The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. When a massive earthquake rocks San Francisco on April 18, 1906, the resiliency and resolve of the three women will be tested. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Mei
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Diane C. (Diane Carol) Taylor, Traci Van Wagoner
Description: "News reports from around the world offer detailed descriptions of wildfires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more. While these kinds of events might seem horrifically random, scientists can explain quite a lot about why they happen, how they develop, how we can try to prevent them, and how we can predict where and when they'll happen next. The Science of Natural Disasters: When Nature and Humans Collide examines the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 363.34 Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Michael Northrop
Description: Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive.
Call Number: YA FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Leza Lowitz
Description: A novel in verse about the March 2011 tsunami that sent Japan into chaos, told from the point-of-view of Kai, a biracial teenaged boy.
Call Number: YA FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Sonali Deraniyagala
Description: "On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny; and then, over the ensuing years, as she emerges reluctantly, slowly allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she's mourning, from her family's home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo; all the while learning the difficult balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive within her"--From publisher's website.
Call Number: LP B Der
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
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A City Tossed And Broken : The Diary Of Minnie Bonner
Judy Blundell
J FIC Blu
My Side Of The Mountain
Jean Craighead George
J FIC Geo
A Death-struck Year
Makiia Lucier
YA FIC Luc
Ninth Ward
Jewell Parker Rhodes
YA FIC Rho
All About Heat Waves And Droughts : Discovering Earth's Scorching Weather
Steve Tomecek
J 551.5 Tom
Outrun The Moon
Stacey (Stacey Heather) author Lee
YA FIC Lee
All About Hurricanes : Discovering Earth's Wildest Storms
Cody Crane
J 551.55 Cra
Pandemic, Protest, And Politics: A Look Back At 2020
Hal Marcovitz
YA 973.933 Mar
Ashfall
Mike Mullin
YA FIC Mul
Salvage The Bones : A Novel
Jesmyn Ward
FIC War
Dark Water Rising
Marian Hale, Stephen Hoye
J FIC Hal
Strong In The Rain : Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, And Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Lucy Birmingham, David McNeill
952.11 Bir
Disasterology : Dispatches From The Frontlines Of The Climate Crisis
Samantha Montano
363.7387 Mon
The Deadliest Hurricanes Then And Now
Deborah Hopkinson
J 551.55 Hop
Drowned City : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans
Don Brown
YA 363.3492 Bro
The Floating World
C. Morgan Babst
FIC Bab
Isaac's Storm A Man, A Time, And The Deadliest Hurricane In History
Erik Larson, Richard M. Davidson
976.4139 Lar
The Galveston Hurricane, 1900
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
J FIC Tar
Krakatoa
Don Nardo, Brian McGovern
J 959.8 Nar
The Nature Of Fragile Things
Susan Meissner
FIC Mei
Krakatoa : The Day The World Exploded, August 27, 1883
Simon Winchester
551.21 Win
The Science Of Natural Disasters : When Nature And Humans Collide
Diane C. (Diane Carol) Taylor, Traci Van Wagoner
J 363.34 Tay
Life As We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer, Emily Bauer
YA FIC Pfe
Trapped
Michael Northrop
YA FIC Nor
Maria And The Plague : A Black Death Survival Story
Natasha Deen, Francesca Ficorilli
J FIC Dee
Up From The Sea
Leza Lowitz
YA FIC Low
Maxy Survives The Hurricane
Ricia Anne Chansky, Olga Barinova, Yarelis Marcial Acevedo, Sharon Marie Nieves-Ferrer, Francheska Morales García
E Cha Spanish
Wave
Sonali Deraniyagala
LP B Der

April 2022: Favorite Foods

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This months Year in Reading challenge is Favorite Foods!! (Warning: these books will make you hungry!)

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Shari Goldhagen
Description: "Molly suffers from depression, and when she finds out that the exotic fishstore she works at is closing down, her whole life, which is already hanging on a thread, starts to crumble"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Laura Taylor Namey
Description: Seventeen-year-old Lila Reyes, furious when her parents send her to the English countryside to recover from grief and heartbreak, unexpectedly falls in love with a teashop clerk--and England, itself.
Call Number: YA FIC Nam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
T. Kingfisher
Description: Fourteen-year-old Mona isn't like the wizards charged with defending the city. She can't control lightning or speak to water. Her familiar is a sourdough starter and her magic only works on bread. She has a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance. But Mona's life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona's city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona's worries...
Call Number: YA FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Robert McCloskey
Description: Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
Call Number: E McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Abby Collette
Description: When Koby Hill and Keaton Rutledge were orphaned at age two, they were separated, but their unbreakable connection lingered. Years later, they reunite and decide to make up for lost time and capitalize on their shared interests by opening up a well-stocked bookstore and cozy soul-food café in the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Timber Lake. But this new chapter of their lives could end on a cliffhanger after Koby's foster brother is found murdered. The murder, which occurred in public between light-rail stops, seems impossible for the police to solve. But as Keaton and Koby know, two heads are always better than one, especially when it comes to mysteries. With just a week to go before the grand opening of their new café, the twins will use their revitalized connection with each other to make sure this is the killer's final page.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Sam Sykes, Jillian Crab, Jasmine Amiri, Braden Lamb, Sheli Paroline
Description: Chef Brianna finished culinary school in Monster City. Can she get the monsters to enjoy human food?
Call Number: J FIC Syk
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Matthew Raiford, Amy Paige Condon, Siobhan Egan, Bevin Valentine Jalbert
Description: More than 100 heirloom recipes from a chef and farmer working the lands of his great-great-great grandfather. From Hot Buttermilk Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pie to Salmon Cakes on Pepper Rice and Gullah Fish Stew, Gullah-Geechee food is an essential cuisine of American history. It is the culinary representation of the ocean, rivers, and rich fertile loam in and around the coastal South. From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah-Geechee. Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In 2010, In this collection of heritage and updated recipes, he traces a history of community and family brought together by food.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.5929 Rai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Francesca Ekwuyasi
Description: "Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Kambirinachi believes that she is an Ogbanje, or an Abiku, a non-human spirit that plagues a family with misfortune by being born and then dying in childhood to cause a human mother misery. She has made the unnatural choice of staying alive to love her human family but lives in fear of the consequences of her decision. Kambirinachi and her daughters become estranged from one another because of a trauma that Kehinde experiences in childhood, which leads her to move away and cut off all contact. She ultimately finds her path as an artist and seeks to raise a family of her own, despite her fear that she won't be a good mother. Meanwhile, Taiye is plagued by guilt for what her sister suffered and also runs away, attempting to fill the void of that lost relationship with casual flings with women. She eventually discovers a way out of her stifling loneliness through a passion for food and cooking. But now, after more than a decade of living apart, Taiye and Kehinde have returned home to Lagos. It is here that the three women must face each other and address the wounds of the past if they are to reconcile and move forward. "--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ekw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Laura Gladwin, Zoë Barker
Description: Split into digestible chapters, this visual guide explores the journey from farm-to-table, letting you taste your way around the world from the comfort of your home.
Call Number: J 641.3 Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras
Description: This breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. Far more than a menu of curious minds delicacies and unexpected dishes, Gastro Obscura reveals food's central place in our lives as well as our bellies, touching on history, culture, travel, festivals, and hidden gems that might be right around the corner. Dig in and feed your sense of wonder.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.3 Won
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, S. K. Ali, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco
Description: "A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pastelería. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life. Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one and the same. Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home." -- Jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Jake Cohen
Description: Jake Cohen reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband's Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. The result is elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations. As Cohen reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends, and loved ones. -- adapted from unnumbered page opposite inside front cover.
Call Number: 641.5676 Coh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Sarah (Sommelier) Thomas, Derek Wallace, Jo (Joanna Kosmides) Edwards
Description: "Tomorrow is Kalamata's first day at a new school, and she's nervous! If only Kalamata and Al Dente could go to back to the Indian spice market they visited this summer, then maybe she'd remember how to feel brave when new experiences seem scary. Luckily for Kalamata, all the magic required for her journey is right in her own kitchen! As Kalamata and her alligator friend, Al Dente, transport themselves to a magical land filled with tasty ingredients, she realizes being brave is exciting!"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Hugh Amano, Sarah Becan
Description: Including dumpling history and lore, this comic book cookbook invites readers to explore the big little world of Asian dumplings and proves that intricate folding styles and flavorful fillings are achievable in the home kitchen.
Call Number: 641.8 Ama
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Freddie Bitsoie, James O. Fraioli, Quentin Bacon, Gabriella Trujillo
Description: Freddie Bitsoie offers a celebration of Indigenous cuisine. Bitsoie showcases the variety of flavor and culinary history from coast to coast, providing modern interpretations of 100 recipes that have long fed this country. Recipes combine the old with the new, holding fast to traditions while also experimenting with modern methods. Bitsoie shares his expertise and culinary insights into Native American cooking and suggests new approaches for every home cook. This book celebrates the Indigenous heritage of American cuisine.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.59297 Bit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Sally Andrew
Description: Tannie Maria (Tannie meaning Auntie, the respectful Afrikaans address for a woman older than you) is a middle-aged widow who likes to cook - and eat. She shares her culinary love as a recipe columnist for the local paper - until The Gazette decides its readers are hungrier for advice on matters of the heart rather than ideas for lunch and dinner. Tannie Maria doesn't like the change, but soon discovers she has a knack - and a passion - for helping people. Of course she shares her recipes and culinary advice whenever she can! Assisting other people with their problems, Tannie Maria is eventually forced to face her own issues, especially when the troubles of those she helps touch on the pain of her past, like a woman desperate to escape her abusive husband. When the woman is murdered, Tannie Maria becomes dangerously entwined in the investigation, despite the best efforts of one striking detective determined to keep her safe. Suddenly, this practical, down-to-earth woman is involved in something much more sinister than perfecting her chocolate cake recipe .
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Samin Nosrat
Call Number: 641.5 Nos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Michael Dahl
Description: "Get ready to laugh from the grocery store to the kitchen with these silly food jokes! Hilarious images add to fun in this laugh-out-loud collection of jokes all about food"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 818.6 Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
interviewer Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada
Call Number: 641.509 Som
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Winsome Bingham, C. G. (Charles George) Esperanza
Description: Granny teaches her young grandson how to cook the family meal, in this celebration of food, traditions, and gathering together at the table. Includes recipe for baked macaroni and cheese.
Call Number: E Bin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Description: Oscar Dunleavy, a teenager who used to make incredible apple tarts, has gone missing and everyone thinks he is dead, but Oscar's best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie, form a band as they try to figure out what happened to him.
Call Number: YA FIC Fit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Mary Evanson Bleckwehl
Description: "Teaches readers how to make simple and delicious birthday treats through clear directions and illustrated steps."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 641.5 Ble
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
sponsoring body America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Call Number: J 641.5 Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Cindy A. Littlefield, Joanne Schmaltz, Adrienne Brown
Description: Make learning how to cook fun and downright magical with inspiration from the Disney Princesses! Featuring simple step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos of each dish, this cookbook makes it easy to whip up enchanting treats, while enjoying captivating illustrations of the princesses and their friends.
Call Number: J 641.512 Lit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Jeffrey Steingarten
Call Number: 641.013 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Pepper Teigen, Garrett Snyder
Description: Through these eighty recipes, Pepper Teigen teaches you how to make all her hits. You'll find playful twists on Thai classics, such as fried chicken larb, which is all crunch with lots of lime, chile, and fish sauce, and pad thai brussels sprouts, which bring the fun tastes and textures of pad thai to a healthy sheet of pan-roasted vegetables. And there are the traditional dishes Pepper grew up with, like khao tod crispy rice salad and tom zapp hot and sour soup.--From publisher marketing.
Call Number: 641.5959 Tei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Matt Siegel, Roger Wayne
Description: Matt Siegel explores the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of the foods we know and love.
Call Number: 641.3 Sie
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Elizabeth Acevedo
Description: Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago has been doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. She dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, but knows that is impossible. But once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Ace
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
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100 Days Of Cake
Shari Goldhagen
YA FIC Gol
New Native Kitchen : Celebrating Modern Recipes Of The American Indian
Freddie Bitsoie, James O. Fraioli, Quentin Bacon, Gabriella Trujillo
641.59297 Bit
A Cuban Girl's Guide To Tea And Tomorrow
Laura Taylor Namey
YA FIC Nam
Recipes For Love And Murder
Sally Andrew
FIC And
A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
T. Kingfisher
YA FIC Kin
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat : The Four Elements Of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat
641.5 Nos
Blueberries For Sal
Robert McCloskey
E McC
Silly Jokes About Food
Michael Dahl
J 818.6 Dah
Body And Soul Food
Abby Collette
FIC Col
Somethingtofoodabout : Exploring Creativity With Innovative Chefs
interviewer Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada
641.509 Som
Brave Chef Brianna.
Sam Sykes, Jillian Crab, Jasmine Amiri, Braden Lamb, Sheli Paroline
J FIC Syk
Soul Food Sunday
Winsome Bingham, C. G. (Charles George) Esperanza
E Bin
Bress 'N' Nyam : Gullah-geechee Recipes From A Sixth-generation Farmer
Matthew Raiford, Amy Paige Condon, Siobhan Egan, Bevin Valentine Jalbert
641.5929 Rai
The Apple Tart Of Hope
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
YA FIC Fit
Butter Honey Pig Bread : A Novel
Francesca Ekwuyasi
FIC Ekw
The Birthday Cookbook
Mary Evanson Bleckwehl
J 641.5 Ble
Feast Your Eyes On Food
Laura Gladwin, Zoë Barker
J 641.3 Gla
The Complete Cookbook For Young Chefs.
sponsoring body America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
J 641.5 Com
Gastro Obscura : A Food Adventurer's Guide
Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras
641.3 Won
The Disney Princess Cookbook
Cindy A. Littlefield, Joanne Schmaltz, Adrienne Brown
J 641.512 Lit
Hungry Hearts : 13 Tales Of Food & Love
Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, S. K. Ali, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco
YA FIC Hun
The Man Who Ate Everything : And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, And Pleasurable Pursuits
Jeffrey Steingarten
641.013 Ste
Jew-ish : Reinvented Recipes From A Modern Mensch : A Cookbook
Jake Cohen
641.5676 Coh
The Pepper Thai Cookbook
Pepper Teigen, Garrett Snyder
641.5959 Tei
Kalamata's Kitchen
Sarah (Sommelier) Thomas, Derek Wallace, Jo (Joanna Kosmides) Edwards
E Tho
The Secret History Of Food : Strange But True Stories About The Origins Of Everything We Eat
Matt Siegel, Roger Wayne
641.3 Sie
Let's Make Dumplings! : A Comic Book Cookbook
Hugh Amano, Sarah Becan
641.8 Ama
With The Fire On High
Elizabeth Acevedo
YA FIC Ace

March 2022: Cozy Mysteries!

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Our Year in Reading theme for March is cozy mysteries!! Enjoy the softer side of crime.


Abby Collette
Description: "Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Wyn is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors--many from her grandmother's original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away. To make matters worse, that evening, Wyn finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Wyn's father is implicated in his death. It's not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Wyn is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she'll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Daryl Wood Gerber
Description: "Since childhood, Courtney has loved fairies. After her mother died when Courtney was ten, she lost touch with that feeling of magic. A year ago, at age twenty-nine, she rediscovered it when she left her father's landscaping business to spread her wings and start a fairy garden business and teashop in beautiful Carmel, California. At Open Your Imagination, she teaches garden design and sells everything from fairy figurines to tinkling wind chimes. Now she's starting a book club tea. But the light of the magical world she's created inside her shop is darkened one night when she discovers neighboring dog-grooming business owner Mick Watkins dead beside her patio fountain. To make matters worse, the police suspect Courtney of the crime. To clear her name and find the real killer, Courtney will have to wing it. But she’s about to get a little help from an unexpected source" --FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
V. M. Burns
Description: Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam--and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author. But between visits to Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel district and 221B Baker Street, Major Horace Peabody is found dead, supposedly of natural causes. Despite his employer's unfortunate demise, the tour guide insists on keeping calm and carrying on--until another tourist on their trip also dies under mysterious cicumstances. Now it's up to Sam and the Shady Acres ladies to mix and mingle amoung their fellow mystery lovers, find a motive and turn up a murderer.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
James Patterson, Zeno Robinson, Andre Blake
Description: Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation's most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve? When Ali's best friend Abraham is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood, and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn't commit, it's up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Meg Macy
Description: As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcée with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And thats just kids stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who's set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch, with or without Sasha's approval. But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan, and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha's hit with more bad news, police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she's launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will's biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can't get too comfy, or she'll become the next plaything for a killer.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Jenn McKinlay
Description: Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered-- and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Amanda Flower
Description: "Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation is no small feat. Especially when her new investor is found dead at the farmers market not long after the contract is signed, a contract that the whole town knows her father was wholeheartedly against. Now, Shiloh must clear her family's name and track down the real killer before her farm dreams wilt before her very eyes. But with her father trying to stop any progress on his land, her cousin belittling her every effort, and the whole town believing her family at fault, Shiloh has to carry the investigation on her shoulders or risk all her dreams drying up before they begin"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Vivien Chien
Description: Lana Lee runs her family's Chinese restaurant in Cleveland's Asia Village like nobody's business. When it comes to actual cooking, however, she's known to be about a step up from boiling rice. So Lana decides to go to culinary school on the sly--and prove that she has what it takes in the kitchen after all. But when course instructor Margo Chan turns up dead after class, Lana suddenly finds herself on the case, frying pan in hand. Since she was the one who discovered the body, Lana must do double duty in finding the killer and clearing her name. Now, with or without the help of her boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau, Lana launches her own investigation into Margo's life and mysterious death. Doing so leads her on a wild goose chase to and from the culinary school--and all the way back to the Ho-Lee noodle shop, where the guilty party may be closer than Lana thinks.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Jessica Beck
Description: When Christy Blake loses one of her two cats, Midnight, and her boss in what looks like a robbery attempt at her secondhand shop, Memories and Dreams, she thinks it's the end of the world. But Midnight isn't ready to go anywhere just yet, so he comes back as a ghost cat to help her track down his killer. Clearly there is a bond between Christy and Midnight.
Call Number: FIC Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Lucy Ness
Description: "Avery Morgan has had a harrowing first week on the job as manager of the Portage Path Woman's Club. Not only is she in charge of a grand old home with a mountain of maintenance problems and scheduling nightmares--thanks to a recent fire in the Marigold meeting room--but she's also got Muriel Sadler to deal with. Muriel is the current president of the club, the one 'nay' vote when the rest of the board voted 'aye' to hiring Avery. After a morning of dealing with another one of Muriel's snits and a meeting with the delicious and delightfully unsettling Ben Harkness, who will be handling renovations in the fire-damaged portions of the house, the last thing Avery needs is for one of the fuses to blow. Again. She grabs her handy flashlight and heads into the basement, where she stumbles across Muriel's body. She also stumbles across an unexpected helper, Clemmie Bow, the ghost of a young woman who was accidentally killed in the building almost a hundred years ago. Together Clemmie and Avery are determined to solve Muriel's murder before the killer sends Avery to join Clemmie on the other side" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Nes
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Weng Wai Chan
Description: It's Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner, but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn't know that. He lives in Chinatown above a tailor's shop, surviving on his wits and hustling for odd jobs. When he steals a small teak box containing a Japanese code book from a Raffles Hotel suite, he finds himself in a dangerous world of wartime espionage. Lizard doesn't know who to trust. How is the mysterious book inside the box connected to his friend Lili, a girl full of secrets and fighting skills? Can he trust her, or will she betray him in the end?
Call Number: J FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Jude Watson
Description: When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels," and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.
Call Number: J FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Kate (Mystery writer) Young
Description: For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother's passing two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama's presence.
Call Number: FIC You
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Dorothy St. James
Description: "Trudell Becket, known to her friends as Tru, finds herself in a bind when her library in lovely Cypress, South Carolina, is turned into a state-of-the-art bookless 'technological center.' A library with no books breaks Tru's book-loving heart so she decides to rescue hundreds of beloved tomes slated for the town dump. Under the cover of darkness, Tru, along with her best friends--coffee shop owner Tori Green and mysterious bestselling author Flossie Finnegan-Baker--set up a secret bookroom in the library's basement and prepare to open it to their most loyal, trustworthy patrons. But as Tru and her crew are putting the finishing touches on their new book room, the town manager, who was behind the big push for the library's transformation, is crushed by an overturned shelf of DVDs. Tru becomes the prime suspect as she hadn't hid the fact that she hated having all of those wonderful books replaced by tablets and computers. But if she gives the police her alibi, she'll have to explain about the secret book room and risk losing the books. Tru knows she's in a heap of trouble, and it doesn't help that the officer in charge of the case is her old crush from high school, who broke her teenaged heart. To keep herself out of jail and her beloved bookroom up and running, Tru--with the help of Tori, Flossie, and a brown tabby stray cat named Dewey Decimal--decides to investigate" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC St. J
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Description: Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, but they all live in Harlem, and when Elvin's grandfather is attacked they band together to find out who is responsible--and the search leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune, and into conflict with an ambitious politician who wants to turn Harlem into an historic amusement park.
Call Number: J FIC Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Sophie Cleverly
Description: After her troublemaking twin, Scarlet, vanishes from Rookwood boarding school, shy Ivy tries to track her down, using pieces of Scarlet's journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find.
Call Number: J FIC Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Bryan Chick
Description: Noah and his friends follow a trail of mysterious clues to uncover a secret behind the walls of the Clarksville City Zoo--a secret that must be protected at all costs.
Call Number: J FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Laura Ruby
Description: It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher -- a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction. Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment house -- until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.
Call Number: YA FIC Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
S. J. (Sophia J.) Bennett
Description: Spring, 2016. Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. When a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms, the scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. Unhappy at the handling of the case and concerned for her staff's morale, the monarch-- with help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian and recent officer in the Royal Horse Artillery-- begins making inquiries to bring a murderer to justice. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: LP FIC Ben
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Sheila Turnage, Michal Friedman
Description: Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Call Number: J FIC Tur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Kathryn Kenny
Call Number: J FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: March 2022: Cozy Mysteries!
A Deadly Inside Scoop
Abby Collette
FIC Col
Loot : How To Steal A Fortune
Jude Watson
J FIC Wat
A Sprinkling Of Murder
Daryl Wood Gerber
FIC Ger
Southern Sass And Killer Cravings
Kate (Mystery writer) Young
FIC You
A Tourist's Guide To Murder
V. M. Burns
FIC Bur
The Broken Spine
Dorothy St. James
FIC St. J
Ali Cross
James Patterson, Zeno Robinson, Andre Blake
J FIC Pat
The Harlem Charade
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
J FIC Tar
Bearly Departed
Meg Macy
FIC Mac
The Lost Twin
Sophie Cleverly
J FIC Cle
Books Can Be Deceiving
Jenn McKinlay
FIC McK
The Secret Zoo
Bryan Chick
J FIC Chi
Farm To Trouble
Amanda Flower
FIC Flo
The Shadow Cipher
Laura Ruby
YA FIC Rub
Fatal Fried Rice
Vivien Chien
FIC Chi
The Windsor Knot
S. J. (Sophia J.) Bennett
LP FIC Ben
Ghost Cat : Midnight Paws
Jessica Beck
FIC Bec
Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Michal Friedman
J FIC Tur
Haunted Homicide
Lucy Ness
FIC Nes
Trixie Belden And The Mystery On The Mississippi
Kathryn Kenny
J FIC Ken
Lizard's Tale
Weng Wai Chan
J FIC Cha

February 2022 - Monkeys

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You know them. You love them. They're monkeys!

(Not the band. But maybe also the band.)


Colin McAdam
Description: "Looee, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple who cannot conceive a baby of their own, is forever set apart. He's not human, but with his peculiar upbringing he is no longer like other chimps. One tragic night Looee's two natures collide and their unique family is forever changed. At the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. The work at Girdish has proven that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends, and that they build complex cultures. They are political, altruistic, get angry, and forgive. When Looee is moved to the Institute, he is forced to try to find a place in their world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McA
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Sara Gruen, Paul Boehmer
Description: When a family of bonobo apes disappears from a laboratory, everybody is perplexed until they make a sudden appearance on a popular TV show.
Call Number: FIC Gru
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Eliot Schrefer
Description: Reluctantly accompanying her advocate mother to a bonobo sanctuary, a teen girl participates in a desperate effort to rescue the bonobos and survive in the jungle when a revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked.
Call Number: YA FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Suzanne Lang, Max Lang
Description: "Jim Panzee is out for his usual Wednesday walk when he accidentally squishes his stress orange into orange juice. He and his friends must cross the jungle before all of the fresh oranges are gone"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Anita Ganeri
Call Number: JB Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Rick Quinn, Jane Goodall
Description: For most of his life, veterinarian Rick Quinn ignored a deep longing to meaningfully protect the endangered animals that fascinated him. Then, after reading about the great ape, he set aside excuses and sought the means to help. Armed with his camera and an insatiable curiosity, Dr. Quinn set off for the front lines of great ape conservation. This book is a tribute to our not-too-distant relatives as well as the courageous people who are risking their lives to protect them. We follow Dr. Quinn's seven-year journey across seven African countries and Indonesia, where he photographed each great ape species in its natural habitat. He illuminates the threats to great ape survival as well as the complexity of saving them. The result delivers an empathetic sense that these magnificent beings really are--just like us. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 599.88 Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Jeff Stone
Description: After soldiers of the new Emperor, led by Ying, engage in a fierce battle with the warrior-monks, Malao "the monkey" and his brothers rely on the ancient arts to help set things right.
Call Number: J FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Peter Catalanotto
Description: Best friends Monkey and Robot, who laugh and jump up and down when they are happy, enjoy a variety of activities.
Call Number: J FIC Cat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Francisco Goldman
Description: "Our narrator, Francisco Goldberg, an American writer, has been living and working in Mexico City as a journalist for over a decade, but has recently returned to New York City in hopes of 'going home again.' It's been five years since the end of his last relationship and he is falling in love again with a new woman. Soon, though, he is beckoned back to Boston by his former high school girlfriend who was witness to his greatest youthful humiliations, and his Guatemalan mother, Yolanda, around whom his story orbits like a dark star. Backdropping this five-day trip to his childhood home is the specter of Frank's recently deceased father, Bert, an immigrant from Ukraine who was volcanically tempered, pathologically abusive, yet also at times infuriatingly endearing; as well as the high school bullies who gave him the moniker 'monkey boy.' Told in an intimate, irresistibly funny, and passionate voice, this extraordinary portrait of a family and of growing up a 'halfie,' unearths the hidden cruelties in a predominantly white, working-class Boston suburb where Francisco came of age and explores the pressures of living betwixt and between worlds all his life."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Marla Frazee
Description: A nearly wordless picture book in which the farmer who returned the baby clown to the circus train is followed home by a playful circus monkey, leading to a wonderful new friendship.
Call Number: E Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Jakob Wegelius, Peter Graves
Description: When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name.
Call Number: YA FIC Weg
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Harold Bronson
Description: "Co-founder of Rhino Records label, which he ran with his partner for twenty-four years, charts the course of the company started by two music fans in the back of their record store and has frequently won the award for label of the year. Author profiles many of the label's artists, including the Monkees, Turtles, and Tommy James"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 338.7617 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Andrew R Halloran
Description: Documents the astonishing experiences that inspired the author's work in chimpanzee communication, the individual histories of five captive chimpanzees, and the scientific attempts to teach human language to chimps.
Call Number: 599.885 Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Karen Joy Fowler
Description: In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self; her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man. And Fern her sister, an endearing chimpanzee, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief, has come to a far more terrible fate than their family could ever have imagined. -- From book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Fow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Patti Smith
Description: A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven. Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and a rugged hope for a better world.
Call Number: B Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2022
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: February 2022 - Monkeys
A Beautiful Truth
Colin McAdam
FIC McA
Monkey Boy : A Novel
Francisco Goldman
FIC Gol
Ape House Sara Gruen.
Sara Gruen, Paul Boehmer
FIC Gru
The Farmer And The Monkey
Marla Frazee
E Fra
Endangered
Eliot Schrefer
YA FIC Sch
The Murderer's Ape
Jakob Wegelius, Peter Graves
YA FIC Weg
Grumpy Monkey. 01, Freshly Squeezed
Suzanne Lang, Max Lang
J FIC Lan
The Rhino Records Story : Revenge Of The Music Nerds
Harold Bronson
338.7617 Bro
Jane Goodall : A Life With Chimps
Anita Ganeri
JB Goo
The Song Of The Ape : Understanding The Languages Of Chimpanzees
Andrew R Halloran
599.885 Hal
Just Like Us : A Veterinarian's Visual Memoir Of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives
Rick Quinn, Jane Goodall
599.88 Qui
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
FIC Fow
Monkey
Jeff Stone
J FIC Sto
Year Of The Monkey
Patti Smith
B Smi
Monkey & Robot
Peter Catalanotto
J FIC Cat

January 2022: New Year, New You!

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Ready to press the reset button on your life? We've got some books that could help! 

Want to log your reading online and earn virtual badges? Try Year in Reading on Beanstack, our online site to track your reading and activities! 


Gretchen author Rubin
Description: Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. She illustrates the core principles of habit formation with strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves and our own habit tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With a foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals--Excepted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 158.1 Rub
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Emily Lauren Dick
Description: "Packed with introspective questions and gorgeous, un-retouched photographs that display the bodies of real, everyday women aimed at teaching young women that every body is beautiful and happiness comes in all shapes and sizes."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 306.461 Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Terry Walters
Description: "Clean Food" discusses the sustainable diet and offers more than 200 fresh, seasonal, and tempting vegan recipes. Walters shows how to eat seasonal, unprocessed, and locally-grown foods that are good for people and the environment.
Call Number: 641.5636 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Mehrdokht Amini
Description: "Organized as a dictionary, entries in this book for middle-grade readers present words related to creating a better, more inclusive world. Each word is explored via a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, and a short personal anecdote from one of the co-authors, a prompt for how to translate the word into action, and an illustration"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 158.1 Lat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
Description: The Japanese people say everybody has an "Ikigai," or a reason to live. Some people have found their Ikigai and are aware of it. Other people have it inside, but have not found it yet. This concept, Ikigai, is one of the secrets for a long, active, and happy life. With the book, García and Miralles made it their mission to help its readers find their own Ikigai and discover many keys of Japanese philosophy to a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Call Number: YA 613 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Mallika Chopra, Brenna Vaughan
Description: Will help kids become focused on growth mindset by self-reflection, setting intentions for their lives, and being of service to themselves, their families, and the global community. Offers mindful exercises to help young people explore and find their voice. Mallika believes that if children learn early on to reflect, to be comfortable with uncertainty, to contribute in a way that's unique to them, and to feel good about the journey, they will lead healthier, more adjusted, and happier lives.
Call Number: J 155.2 Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Sukey Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz, Niege Borges
Description: "From the cofounders of The Well Daily, a playfully-illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook--including an eight-week plan for busy novices--that helps even the busiest would-be meditator incorporate this practice into their lifestyle and enjoy its many physical and emotional benefits"-- From the publisher.
Call Number: 158.12 Nov
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Sallie Krawcheck
Description: A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have. Weren't women supposed to have "arrived"? Perhaps with the nation's first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? We aren't quite there yet. The old rules didn't get us as far as we hoped, but we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, says Krawcheck. The business world is changing fast--driven largely by technology--and it's changing in ways that give us more power and opportunities than ever.
Call Number: 303.34 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Elise Gravel
Description: "I've got a puppy running around inside my head. His name is Ollie. Sometimes my puppy is quiet, curious, or scared. And sometimes he is excited . . . a little too excited! When that happens, I get overwhelmed. So, what's a puppy--and an anxious kid--to do? Author Elise Gravel helps children identify and cope with anxiety in a calming, mindful way." -- publisher
Call Number: E Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Gabrielle Bernstein
Description: Gabrielle Bernstein takes readers on a journey of remembering where your true power lies: within the spiritual presence that is interchangeably the Universe, God, spirit, inner guidance, love, or whatever word resonates with you. By tapping into an infinite source of abundance, energy, joy, and well-being, you'll grow to embrace it as your birthright. Most importantly, you'll know intuitively how to show up for life and bring more light to the world around you. -- adapted from Introduction
Call Number: 158.1 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Sara Dickerman, Marissa Lippert, Adam Rapoport, Michael Graydon, Nikole Herriott
Description: Reboot your eating habits with Bon Appétit's popular online plan, now expanded for the whole year with four two-week seasonal plans and 140 recipes.
Call Number: 641.563 Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Alison Cayne
Description: Must-have manual contains nine master classes in the fundamentals of cooking.
Call Number: 641.5 Cay
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Jennifer Ashton, Sarah Toland
Description: Dr. Jennifer Ashton sets out to improve life at the top, one month at a time, using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life. Dr. Ashton becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges. Beginning with a new area of focus each month, she guides you through the struggles she faces, the benefits she experiences, and the science behind why each month's challenge can lead to better health. Month by month, she tackles a different area of wellness with the hope that the lessons she learns and the improved health she experiences will motivate her (and you) to make each change permanent.
Call Number: 613.2 Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Siena Castellon, Rebecca Burgess, Temple Grandin
Description: This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to everyday questions such as 'Am I using appropriate body language?' and 'Did I say the wrong thing?', through to discussing the importance of understanding your emotions, looking after your physical and mental health and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide you with the skills to overcome any challenge. With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, this book gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone. -- From statement at Amazon.com
Call Number: YA 616.8588 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney
Description: "This children's book, beautifully illustrated by Julianna Swaney, celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together in a bright and beautiful adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Tiffany Jewell, Aurélia Durand
Description: This book is written for the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life. For the 14 year old who sees injustice at school and isn't able to understand the role racism plays in separating them from their friends. For the kid who spends years trying to fit into the dominant culture and loses themselves for a little while. It's for all of the Black and Brown children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves; because the color of their skin, the texture of their hair, their names made white folx feel scared and threatened. It is written so children and young adults will feel empowered to stand up to the adults who continue to close doors in their faces. This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it. In short, it is for everyone.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Jew
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Zsu Dever
Description: Vegan Bowls serves balanced meals with expert flavor pairings in every bowl. Zsu Dever redefines the concept of "flavor harmony" with cozy bowl recipes that you will want to make again and again. Many of the recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less. You'll enjoy satisfying bowls of soup and salad bowls, and also enticing breakfast bowls and international specialties.--From Amazon.com
Call Number: 641.5636 Dev
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Nikki Van De Car, Anisa Makhoul
Description: Drawing on the transcendent power of intention, the Wellness Witch uses tinctures, tonics, mantras, and meditations to forge a magical connection between the body and the spirit.
Call Number: 613 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Abby Wambach
Description: In this young readers adaptation of her #1 New York Times bestselling book, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world. From rising young star to co-captain of the 2015 Women's World Cup Champion team, Abby Wambach's impressive career has shown her what it truly means to be a champion. Whether you're leading from the bench or demanding the ball on the field, real success comes when you harness your inner strength, forge your own path, and band together with your team.
Call Number: J 155.333 Wam
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Jen Sincero
Description: An empowering collection of edgy, bite-sized daily mantras and meditations offers advice on how to make the most of personal resources and opportunities while embracing the courage to let go of mistakes, take responsibility, and enjoy success.
Call Number: 158.1 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
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Better Than Before Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives
Gretchen author Rubin
LP 158.1 Rub
The Food Lover's Cleanse : 140 Delicious, Nourishing Recipes That Will Tempt You Back Into Healthful Eating
Sara Dickerman, Marissa Lippert, Adam Rapoport, Michael Graydon, Nikole Herriott
641.563 Dic
Body Positive : A Guide To Loving Your Body
Emily Lauren Dick
YA 306.461 Dic
The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School : Recipes And Inspiriation To Build A Lifetime Of Confidence In The Kitchen
Alison Cayne
641.5 Cay
Clean Food : A Seasonal Guide To Eating Close To The Source : With More Than 200 Recipes For A Healthy And Sustainable You
Terry Walters
641.5636 Wal
The Self-care Solution : A Year Of Becoming Happier, Healthier, And Fitter--one Month At A Time
Jennifer Ashton, Sarah Toland
613.2 Ash
Dictionary For A Better World : Poems, Quotes, And Anecdotes From A To Z
Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Mehrdokht Amini
J 158.1 Lat
The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide : How To Grow Up Awesome And Autistic
Siena Castellon, Rebecca Burgess, Temple Grandin
YA 616.8588 Cas
Ikigai For Teens : Finding Your Reason For Being
Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
YA 613 Gar
The World Needs Who You Were Made To Be
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney
E Gai
Just Be You : Ask Questions, Set Intentions, Be Your Special Self, And More
Mallika Chopra, Brenna Vaughan
J 155.2 Cho
This Book Is Anti-racist : 20 Lessons On How To Wake Up, Take Action, And Do The Work
Tiffany Jewell, Aurélia Durand
YA 305.8 Jew
Just Sit : A Meditation Guidebook For People Who Know They Should But Don't
Sukey Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz, Niege Borges
158.12 Nov
Vegan Bowls : Perfect Flavor Harmony In Cozy One-bowl Meals
Zsu Dever
641.5636 Dev
Own It : The Power Of Women At Work
Sallie Krawcheck
303.34 Kra
Wellness Witch : Healing Potions, Soothing Spells, And Empowering Rituals For Magical Self-care
Nikki Van De Car, Anisa Makhoul
613 Van
Puppy In My Head : A Book About Mindfulness
Elise Gravel
E Gra
Wolfpack [Young Readers Edition] : How Young People Will Find Their Voice, Unite Their Pack, And Change The World
Abby Wambach
J 155.333 Wam
Super Attractor : Methods For Manifesting A Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Gabrielle Bernstein
158.1 Ber
You Are A Badass Every Day : How To Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, And Your Quest For Transformation Unstoppable
Jen Sincero
158.1 Sin

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