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