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Title: 100 Things to Do Before You Grow Up
Author: Lisa Gerry
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is THE to do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? Well, heres an awesome way to find out. In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Ever snorkeled at a coral beach? Stayed up all night? Well, nows the time! It's also never a bad idea to apologize to a friend, make a new friend of a different race or religion, or start your own business! Complete with expert tips from real life adventurers, weird but true facts, and profiles of some of the coolest kid jobs on the planet, this book is just the start of your amazing, exciting, wonderful life!
 
Title: 100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up
Author: Lisa Gerry
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Provides tips, tricks, and skills to help young readers take control of their lives and make the journey to adulthood a fulfilling one.
 
Title: 1984
Author: George Orwell
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.
 
Title: The 19th Wife
Author: David Ebershoff
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of her family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how both she and her mother became plural wives. Yet soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s death. And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love, family, and faith.
 
Title: 1st to Die: a novel
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Imagine a killer who thinks, "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?"--and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women --a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner --who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise that turns everything about the case upside down.
 
Title: 6th Grade Nickname Game
Author: Gordon Korman
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 19 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eleven-year-old best friends Jeff and Wiley, who like to give nicknames to their classmates, try to find the right one for the new girl Cassandra, while adjusting to the football coach who has become their new teacher. Grade Level Equivalent: 5-7. Guided Reading Level: U.
 
Title: 90 Miles to Havana
Author: Enrique Flores-Galbis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 22 books and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves. 90 Miles to Havanais a 2011 Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.
 
Title: The Abduction (Kidnapped: Book One)
Author: Gordon Korman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 23 books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Aiden's sister, Meg, is kidnapped, he teams up with the FBI to try to find her by tracking down clues only a brother could recognize. Interest Level: Grades 3-5; 6-8. Guided Reading Level: R.
 
Title: Abel's Island
Author: William Steig
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness - he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones - Abel can't find a way to get back home. Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river - and home. Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again. Abel's Islandis a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1977 Newbery Honor Book.
 
Title: Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
Author: Bruce Feiler
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man's search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Traveling through war zones, braving violence at religious sites, and seeking out faith leaders, Bruce Feiler uncovers the defining yet divisive role that Abraham plays for half the world's believers. Provocative and uplifting, Abraham offers a thoughtful and inspiring vision of unity that redefines what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. Show More Show Less
 
Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 21 books, 1 Novel-Ties Study Guide, and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie's YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
 
Title: Across Five Aprils
Author: Irene Hunt
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5 Guided Reading Level: Z - The Newbery Award winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer #3: The Birthday Boy
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K-3 - A brief, simplified retelling of the episode in "Tom Sawyer" in which Tom learns a lesson about honesty on his brother's birthday.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer #4: The Spelling Bee
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K-3 - The circus has come to town, and Tom's dreaming of seeing the big top. So when his teacher announces that whoever wins the spelling bee will get a free ticket, Tom is even willing to study! But will he also cheat to get what he wants? A fun story about doing the right thing, even if it means giving up something you really want.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Juv - Bag #1)
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 printed books,1 Teachers' Literature Guide, and 1 readers' guide (incudes 1 SCD and 1 booklet).
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade Level Equivalent: 7-12; Guided Reading Level: Z - This childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Juv - Bag #2)
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 printed copies, and 1 Reader's Guide (includes 1 SCD and booklet)
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade Level Equivalent: 7-12; Guided Reading Level: Z - This childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court.
 
Title: After Ever After
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Teen
Contents: About 20 books, 1 Reader's Guide, and an audiobook on SCD.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-9; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.4; Guided Reading Level: Y - An amazing sequel to the groundbreaking debut, DRUMS, GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE. Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.
 
Title: After I'm Gone
Author: Laura Lippman
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print book and one guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I'd Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know returns with an addictive story that explores how one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of the five women he left behind--his wife, his daughters, and his mistress Dead is dead. Missing is gone. When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Day dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative--if not all legal--businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July in 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, facing prison, vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband--or his money--might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie. When Julie disappears ten years to the day after Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover--until her remains are discovered in a secluded park. Now, twenty-six years later, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web of bitterness, jealousy, resentment, greed, and longing stretching over five decades. And at its center is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten by the five women who loved him: the enigmatic Felix Brewer. Felix Brewer left five women behind. Now there are four. Does at least one of them know the truth?
 
Title: Al Capone Does My Shirts
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books, 1 Teacher's Literature Guide and 1 Readers' Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-8 / Guided Reading Level: X - A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
 
Title: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp/Aladino y la Lámpara Maravillosa (Bilingual Fairy Tales)
Author: Josep Vallverdu
Genre: Fairy Tale
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Aladdin outwits an evil magician who first tries to trick him into handing over an old lamp with a genie inside and later steals Aladdin's wife and possessions. Sumario en español: Aladino es ingenioso contra el un mago que lo engaña dandole una lámpara vieja con un genio. Después el mago roba la esposa y possesiones de Aladino.
 
Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
 
Title: Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Author: Leo Lionni
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books and information kit
Location: Main (Downtown)
Alexander, the mouse, makes friends with Willy, a toy mouse, and wants to be just like him until he discovers that Willy is to be thrown away. Guided reading level = L. Grade Level Equivalent = PreK-K; 1-2.
 
Title: The Alice Network
Author: Kate Quinn
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book, 1 SCD and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR's Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick! In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.   1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.
 
Title: All the Broken Pieces
Author: Ann E. Burg
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 regular print books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.
 
Title: All the Light We Cannot See Bag #2
Author: Anthony Doerr
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, 1 SCD, and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labor in the same mine that claimed his father's life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place at a brutal military academy, but his way out of obscurity is built on suffering. At the same time, far away in a walled city by the sea, an old man discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside his home. But all around him, impending danger closes in. Doerr's combination of soaring imagination and meticulous observation is electric. As Europe is engulfed by war and lives collide unpredictably, All The Light We Cannot See is a captivating and devastating elegy for innocence.
 
Title: All the Light we Cannot See - Bag #1
Author: Anthony Doerr
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, 1 SCD, and readers guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labor in the same mine that claimed his father's life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place at a brutal military academy, but his way out of obscurity is built on suffering. At the same time, far away in a walled city by the sea, an old man discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside his home. But all around him, impending danger closes in. Doerr's combination of soaring imagination and meticulous observation is electric. As Europe is engulfed by war and lives collide unpredictably, All The Light We Cannot See is a captivating and devastating elegy for innocence.
 
Title: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Author: Fannie Flagg
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are. nbsp; Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future. nbsp; Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family's filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life. nbsp; Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America's twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg. nbsp; Praise for The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion nbsp; "A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, and characters who live forever in a grateful reader's world. Fannie Flagg keeps getting better and better. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion proves it."--Pat Conroy "Flagg spins another charming tale of the peaks and valleys of everyday life. . . .nbsp;If all the self-help books that promote ways to 'find yourself'nbsp;were stacked in an enormous pile . . .nbsp;none would approach the sweet wisdom with which Flagg infusesnbsp;The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. And neither could they match the author's essential kindness, nor her unwavering tenderness toward and belief in humanity, despite all its foibles and foolishness. She understands, but she does so with love."--Richmond Times-Dispatch nbsp; "The kind of story that keeps readers turning pages in a fever . . . There are plot twists, adventure, heartbreak, and familial love in spades."--Publishers Weekly nbsp; "Fannie flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride. . . .nbsp;A charming story written with wit and empathy . . .nbsp;just the right blend of history and fiction."--Kirkus Reviews "Fannie Flagg is a fantastic storyteller. She surprises the reader in every chapter with unexpected twists and turns. The only problem I had with this fascinating story is that it ended too soon. I can't wait for her next book."--Carol Burnett nbsp; "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is an absolute joy to read, full of Fannie Flagg's trademark humor, warmth, tenderness, and heart. If you're looking for a novel to lift your spirits and make you smile, this is definitely the book for you."--Kristin Hannah
 
Title: All's Fair in Love, War, and High School
Author: Janette Rallison
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When your chance for getting into college and your date for the prom are all on the line... Sixteen-year-old Samantha Taylor is used to having things go her way. She's head cheerleader and has all the right friends and a steady stream of boyfriends. But when she tanks the SATs, her automatic assumptions about going to college don't appear to be so automatic anymore. She determines that her only hope for college admission is to win the election for student body president. Unfortunately, with her razor wit and acid tongue she's bettersuited to dishing out insults than winning votes. When she brashly bets her classmate Logan that she can go two weeks without uttering a single insult, Samantha immediately realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. And when her current boyfriend dumps her, less than three weeks before the prom, it couldn't be a worse time to be forced to keep her opinions to herself. Finding a new boyfriend will be a challenge now that Logan shadows her every move, hoping to catch her slipping back into her old ways. Samantha is determined to win the election and find a dream date for the prom, no matter what it takes. After all . . . all's fair in love and war (and high school!).
 
Title: Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
Author: Michael J. Fox
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame. I can't help but catch a glimpse of myself as I pass. Turning fully toward the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, pinched, and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, "What are you smiling about?" but I already know the answer: "It just gets better from here."
 
Title: Amazon Fever
Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Jeff accompanies his uncle to the Amazon rain forest to acquire butterflies for a museum exhibit, he hopes to see real jaguars as well.
 
Title: Amé a Jacob
Author: Katherine Paterson
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Twin sisters Louise and Caroline live on a small island off the coast of Maryland. Louise, the older of the two by a few minutes, is intensely jealous of her selfish sister and resents having to sacrifice everything for her sake.
 
Title: The American Heiress
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage."
 
Title: The American Home Front 1941-1942
Author: Alistair Cooke
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, revealing our country's complexities and idiosyncrasies to a global audience. He was one of the most widely read and widely read and widely heard chroniclers of America--the Twentieth Century's de Tocqueville. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. He wanted to "see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace; and to let significance fall where it might." Working throughout the war, Cooke finished the manuscript for The American Home Front as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher at the time thought there would be little interest in books on the war, and so it was stuffed in a closet. It stayed there for almost sixty years, nearly forgotten, until it was unearthed shortly before Cooke's death. The American Home Front is "a celebration of the American character and a fitting testament to a fine journalist" (The Bookseller [UK]). It is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows a nation switching from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. It is also a unique record of American life. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local topography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost culture such as his beloved soda fountains, and the reactionsof the citizens, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny.
 
Title: America's First Daughter
Author: Stephanie Dray
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother's death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father's troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love--with her father's protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William's wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her, to Virginia, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.
 
Title: Among the Hidden
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books, 1 teachers' guide, and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade Level Equivalent: 6-8 / Guided Reading Level: Z / In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another third convinces him that the government is wrong.
 
Title: Amulet
Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a mission. After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
 
Title: An Island Like You
Author: Judith Ortiz Cofer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 19 regular books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Twelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings.
 
Title: And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times#150;bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe#151;from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos#151;the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page. nbsp;
 
Title: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a 2 teacher’s literature guides.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944 and Anne Frank ultimately died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The diary has now been published in more than 60 different languages.
 
Title: Any Dream Will Do
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church.  Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. The pair strike up a friendship—Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose—that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew’s children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community. But Caden’s return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild.
 
Title: Any Small Goodness
Author: Tony Johnston
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 22 books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Award-winning picture-book author Tony Johnston presents the poignant story of a loving Mexican-American family in East L.A. in her first novel for young readers. Los Angeles is a place of movie stars and fast cars and people who are too rich and people who are too poor. An area of freeway chases and drive-bys and death. But there's another L.A., one where warmth and humor and humanity pervade. Where a tacqueria sign declares: "One cause, one people, one taco." This L.A. is a place where random acts of generosity and goodwill improve the lives of the community. Any Small Goodness is a novel filled with hope, love, and warmth.
 
Title: Anything But Typical
Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 26 paperback books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
 
Title: Appaloosa
Author: Robert B. Parker
Genre: Western
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole are lawmen and friends who share the brutal hardships of an emerging West. But the courage that has defined them is challenged by a man without conscience or remorse. Now, Hitch and Cole have followed him to the small town of Appaloosa. What follows is a dance of wills where villains are cast in shades of grey, where heroes hide in the blackest shadows, where women can betray with frightening ease, and where Hitch and Cole will discover the price of responsibility, honor, and loyalty in the Old West.
 
Title: The Arabian Nights
Author: Arabian Nights / translated by Husain Haddaw
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed- new deluxe trade paperback editions of the beloved stories. Husain Haddawy's rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. Readers of this classic will also want to own Sindbad, a collection of four later stories associated with the Arabian Nights tradition, including "Sindbad the Sailor" and &"Aladdin and the Magic Lamp."
 
Title: The Art Forger
Author: B. A. Shapiro
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print book, and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museume"still the largest unsolved art theft in historye"one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiecee"the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred yearse"may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeinge"and not seeinge"the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
 
Title: Artemis Fowl
Author: Eoin Colfer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 24 regular books, 1 reader's guide, 1 teacher's literature guide, and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
 
Title: Ashenden
Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
"A novel about people, a country estate, and living history" ""The house contains time. Its walls hold stories. Births and deaths, comings and goings, people and events passing through. . . . For now, however, it lies suspended in a kind of emptiness, as if it has fallen asleep or someone has put it under a spell. This silence won't last: can't last. Something will have to be done."" When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they have inherited their aunt's grand English country house, they must decide if they should sell it. As they survey the effects of time on the estate's architectural treasures, a narrative spanning two and a half centuries unfolds. We meet those who built the house, lived in it and loved it, worked in it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends. Each chapter is skillfully woven into the others so that the storylines of the upstairs and downstairs characters and their relatives and descendants intertwine to make a rich tapestry. A beautifully written novel full of humor, heart, and poignancy, "Ashenden "is an evocative portrait of a house that becomes a character as compelling as the people who inhabit it.
 
Title: Ask Me No Questions
Author: Marina Budhos
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 regular print books, 1 reader's guide, and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the expiration of their visas and the events of September 11, 2001, bring frustration, sorrow, and terror for the whole family.
 
Title: At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess In Victorian England
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and information kit
Location: Main (Downtown)
Biography of the African princess saved from execution and taken to England where Queen Victoria oversaw her upbringing and where she lived for a time before marrying an African missionary.
 
Title: Babymouse: Queen of the World!
Author: Jennifer L. & Matthew Holm
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Graphic Novel Grade Level: 1-5 / Lexile Measure: GN180L / Guided Reading: NA / With multiple Children's Choice Awards and over 1.8 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries! Meet Babymouse--Her dreams are big! Her imagination is wild! Her whiskers are ALWAYS a mess! In her mind, she's Queen of the World! In real life...she's not even Queen of the lunch table. NEW YORK TIMES bestselling, three-time Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal--BABYMOUSE! It's the same thing every day for Babymouse. Where is the glamour? The excitement? The fame?!? Nothing ever changes, until...Babymouse hears about Felicia Furrypaws's exclusive slumber party. Will Babymouse get invited? Will her best friend, Wilson, forgive her if she misses their monster movie marathon? Find out in Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! All new BABYMOUSE BONUS: How to Draw Babymouse & Create-Your-Own-Comic!
 
Title: Barfing in the Backseat
Author: Henry Winkler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Hank's dad has decided to enter a crossword-puzzle tournament, and he wants to make a family road trip of it! So the family piles into the car'along with Frankie and Katherine the iguana (Hank and Emily each get to bring a ?friend?). When they reach their destination, they'll get to spend the day at a roller-coaster park during Hank's dad's tournament! The only caveat is that Hank has a homework packet to finish before they get there . . . which he somehow manages to lose at a stop along the way. Suddenly, Hank doesn't feel so good . . . Can Hank and Frankie rescue the lost packet and get Hank on a roller coaster?
 
Title: The Bartender's Tale
Author: Ivan Doig
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book, and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change. Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an "accident between the sheets" whose mother deserted them both years ago.The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine.  Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty  turns twelve. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood.
 
Title: Bats in the Belfry
Author: E. C. R. Lorac
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Bruce Attleton dazzled London's literary scene with his first two novels - but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife Sybilla is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce's failure, and the couple lead separate lives in their house at Regent's Park. When Bruce is called away on a sudden trip to Paris, he vanishes completely - until his suitcase and passport are found in a sinister artist's studio, the Belfry, in a crumbling house in Notting Hill. Inspector Macdonald must uncover Bruce's secrets, and find out the identity of his mysterious blackmailer. This intricate mystery from a classic writer is set in a superbly evoked London of the 1930s."--Provided by publisher.
 
Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami / Stohl, Margaret Garcia
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 22 Books and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town ofGatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. Grade Level: 6-8. Guided reading level: HL670L.
 
Title: A Beautiful Mind
Author: Sylvia Nasar
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
“HOW COULD YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, BELIEVE THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS WERE SENDING YOU MESSAGES?” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,” came the answer. “So I took them seriously.” Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who—thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community—emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.
 
Title: Because of Mr. Terupt
Author: Rob Buyea
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books, 1 Reader's Guide and 1 Teacher's edition.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.7; Guided Reading Level: Not available - It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.
 
Title: Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 30 books and an audio book. Also contains teacher’s and reader's literature guides.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.1 Guided Reading Level: R - Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
 
Title: Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel
Author: Sheila Kohler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent. So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre.
 
Title: The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice
Author: Alex Kershaw
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An intimate account based on interviews, letters, and diaries traces the stories of twenty-one young men from Bedford, Virginia, who died on D-Day in Normany.
 
Title: The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Author: Laurie R. King
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes mysteries is "wonderfully original and entertaining . . . absorbing from beginning to end" (Booklist).
 
Title: Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Author: Kate Atkinson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ruby Lennox is a quirky, complex character who relates the events of her life and those of her dysfunctional family.with equal parts humor, fervor and candor
 
Title: Behold the Dreamers
Author: Imbolo Mbue
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty--and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' fa#65533;ades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende's job--even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice. Praise for Behold the Dreamers "A debut novel by a young woman from Cameroon that illuminates the immigrant experience in America with the tenderhearted wisdom so lacking in our political discourse . . .
 
Title: Berenstain Bears and Mama for Mayor
Author: Jan and Mike Berenstain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: K-2; Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available; Guided Reading Level: Not Available; I Can Read Level 1 - Make your way to the ballot box --- Mama is running for mayor! There are lots of improvements to be made in Bear Country, and Mama has a plan. She's going to fix the roads, pick up the trash, and replace the broken streetlights. But will she promise too much? The Berenstain Bears continue the tradition of bringing engaging stories to beginning readers in this diplomatic I Can Read.
 
Title: Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium
Author: Jan and Mike Berenstain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 regular prints books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K-2; I Can Read Level: 1 (Beginning Reading) - It's the Berenstain Bears' first trip to the aquarium, and the cubs can't wait to see their favorite sea creatures. Brother Bear wants to find the whales first, but Sister is already on the hunt for a dazzling dolphin. Learn about fish, penguins, seals, and so much more! This easy-to-read Berenstain Bears book will have any beginning reader eager to turn the pages.
 
Title: Between Shades of Gray
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.6; Guided Reading Level: Z - A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book Thief Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive? This powerful tale of heartbreak and hope is sure to haunt readers long after they finish the last page.
 
Title: Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices
Author: Paul Fleischman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & 1 Information folder & 1 teacher's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of poems to be read aloud by four people, with color-coded text to indicate which lines are read by which readers. Grade level : 3-5. Guided reading: LP
 
Title: Birds of a Feather
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jacqueline Winspear's marvelous and inspired debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from coast to coast and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature's favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather finds Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London "between the wars." It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress's old friends are found dead. Is there a connection between the woman's mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.
 
Title: Birthday for Frances
Author: Russell Hoban
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but the birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her a coveted gift. Show More Show Less
 
Title: Black Diamond
Author: Patricia C. McKissack
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 19 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-7; Grade Level Equivalent: 6.9; Guided Reading Level: Q - Gr. 6-10. This book goes far beyond the few familiar photographs and names most readers associate with the Negro Baseball Leagues, and it makes the trip in style. We discover, for example, that George Washington's troops were "batting balls and running bases" and that the nineteenth-century relationship between baseball and race was more diverse than many young readers may realize. The McKissacks carefully record the differences of opinion about some events and the difficulty of finding source material. Oral histories from surviving players add startling depth to descriptions of conditions of play and travel, and Jackie Robinson's entry into major league ball becomes a richer and more complicated moment because the authors show where Robinson came from (and how) in addition to where he went. A player roster will be helpful to students, and a time line carefully weaves together the sports world and the world of lynchings, race riots, the Civil War, and the incandescent electric lamp. Mary Harris Veeder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
 
Title: Blood of Flowers
Author: Anita Amirezvani
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. Illuminated with glorious detail of persian rug-making, and brilliantly bringing to life the sights sounds and life of 17th-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing.
 
Title: Blue Heaven
Author: C. J. Box
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother are on the run in the Idaho woods, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder--four men who know exactly who William and Annie are. And where their mother lives. Retired policemen from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the local sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. Now there's nowhere left for William and Annie to hide...and no one they can trust. Until they meet Jess Rawlins. Rawlins, an old-school rancher, knows trouble when he sees it. He is only one against four men who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses. But in this thrilling mystery novel from C.J. Box, these ex-cops don't know just how far Rawlins will go to protect William and Annie...and see that justice is done. Blue Heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
 
Title: The Bluest Eye
Author: Toni Morrison
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. Show More Show Less
 
Title: The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery . . . before tongues start to wag.
 
Title: Body on the Bayou
Author: Ellen Byron
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 books and reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Winner of the 2016 Best Humorous Mystery Lefty Award and shortlisted for the Agatha Best Contemporary Novel Award,Body on the Bayou finds Maggie Crozat once again using her artist's eye to spot clues and help. The Crozats feared that past murders at Crozat Plantation B&B might spell the death of their beloved estate, but they've managed to survive the scandal. Now there's a tr#65533;s bigger story in Pelican, Louisiana: the upcoming nuptials between Maggie Crozat's nemesis, Police Chief Rufus Durand, and her co-worker, Vanessa Fleer. When everyone else refuses the job of being Vanessa's Maid of Honor, Maggie reluctantly takes up the title and finds herself tasked with a long list of duties--the most important of which is entertaining Vanessa's cousin, Ginger Fleer-Starke. But just days before the wedding, Ginger's lifeless body is found on the bayou and the Pelican PD, as well as the Crozats, have another murder mystery on their hands. There's a gumbo-potful of suspects, including an ex-Marine with PTSD, an annoying local newspaper reporter, and Vanessa's own sparkplug of a mother. But when it looks like the investigation is zeroing in on Vanessa as the prime suspect, Maggie reluctantly adds keeping the bride-to-be out of jail to her list of Maid of Honor responsibilities inBody on the Bayou, Ellen Byron's funny and engaging follow up to her critically acclaimed novelPlantation Shudders.
 
Title: Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America
Author: Linda Hunt
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight children named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America. Hoping to win the wager and save her family’s farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little more than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara’s curling iron, set out on foot from Eastern Washington. Their route would pass through 14 states, but they were not allowed to carry more than five dollars each. As they visited Indian reservations, Western boomtowns, remote ranches and local civic leaders, they confronted snowstorms, hunger, thieves and mountain lions with equal aplomb. Their treacherous and inspirational journey to New York challenged contemporary notions of femininity and captured the public imagination. But their trip had such devastating consequences that the Estby women's achievement was blanketed in silence until, nearly a century later, Linda Lawrence Hunt encountered their extraordinary story.
 
Title: The Bones of Paradise Bag #1
Author: Jonis Agee
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print book, 1 SCD and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The award-winning author of The River Wife returns with a multigenerational family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee—an ambitious tale of history, vengeance, race, guilt, betrayal, family, and belonging, filled with a vivid cast of characters shaped by violence, love, and a desperate loyalty to the land. Ten years after the Seventh Cavalry massacred more than two hundred Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, J.B. Bennett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Native American woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J.B.’s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family: J.B.’s cunning and hard father, Drum; his estranged wife, Dulcinea; and his teenage sons, Cullen and Hayward. As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds, the history of the dysfunctional Bennetts and their damning secrets is revealed, exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and future. At the center of The Bones of Paradise are two remarkable women. Dulcinea, returned after bitter years of self-exile, yearns for redemption and the courage to mend her broken family and reclaim the land that is rightfully hers. Rose, scarred by the terrible slaughters that have decimated and dislocated her people, struggles to accept the death of her sister, Star, and refuses to rest until she is avenged. A kaleidoscopic portrait of misfits, schemers, chancers, and dreamers, Jonis Agee’s bold novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century. A beautiful evocation of this magnificent, blood-soaked land—its sweeping prairies, seas of golden grass, and sandy hills, all at the mercy of two unpredictable and terrifying forces, weather and lawlessness—and the durable men and women who dared to tame it. Intimate and epic, The Bones of Paradise is a remarkable achievement: a mystery, a tragedy, a romance, and an unflagging exploration of the beauty and brutality, tenderness and cruelty that defined the settling of the American West.
 
Title: The Bones of Paradise Bag #2
Author: Jonis Agee
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print book, 1 SCD, and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The award-winning author of The River Wife returns with a multigenerational family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee—an ambitious tale of history, vengeance, race, guilt, betrayal, family, and belonging, filled with a vivid cast of characters shaped by violence, love, and a desperate loyalty to the land. Ten years after the Seventh Cavalry massacred more than two hundred Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, J.B. Bennett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Native American woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J.B.’s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family: J.B.’s cunning and hard father, Drum; his estranged wife, Dulcinea; and his teenage sons, Cullen and Hayward. As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds, the history of the dysfunctional Bennetts and their damning secrets is revealed, exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and future. At the center of The Bones of Paradise are two remarkable women. Dulcinea, returned after bitter years of self-exile, yearns for redemption and the courage to mend her broken family and reclaim the land that is rightfully hers. Rose, scarred by the terrible slaughters that have decimated and dislocated her people, struggles to accept the death of her sister, Star, and refuses to rest until she is avenged. A kaleidoscopic portrait of misfits, schemers, chancers, and dreamers, Jonis Agee’s bold novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century. A beautiful evocation of this magnificent, blood-soaked land—its sweeping prairies, seas of golden grass, and sandy hills, all at the mercy of two unpredictable and terrifying forces, weather and lawlessness—and the durable men and women who dared to tame it. Intimate and epic, The Bones of Paradise is a remarkable achievement: a mystery, a tragedy, a romance, and an unflagging exploration of the beauty and brutality, tenderness and cruelty that defined the settling of the American West.
 
Title: The Book of One Hundred Truths
Author: Julie Schumacher
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
While visiting her grandparents in Port Harbor, New Jersey, thirteen-year-old Theodora lists one hundred truths that she discovers while babysitting her younger cousins.
 
Title: Book Scavenger
Author: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and kit folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5-9 Guided Reading Level: W Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.
 
Title: The Book that Matters Most
Author: Ann Hood
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book and 1 Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood--one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives."--Provided by publisher.
 
Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 books, 1 SCD audiobook, 1 teachers' guide, and 2 reader's guides.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 8-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 4; Guided Reading Level: Z - Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
 
Title: The Bookman's Tale
Author: Charlie Lovett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession. Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn’t sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it isn’t really her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins. As he follows the trail back first to the Victorian era and then to Shakespeare’s time, Peter communes with Amanda’s spirit, learns the truth about his own past, and discovers a book that might definitively prove Shakespeare was, indeed, the author of all his plays. .
 
Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Author: John Boyne
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
 
Title: The Boy in the Suitcase
Author: Lene Kaaberbol
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help--even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.
 
Title: Boy Who Dared
Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 1 Reader's Instruction Guide; 1 information folder and 21 regular print books
Location: Main (Downtown)
In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
 
Title: The Boys in the Boat
Author: Daniel James Brown
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book, 1 audiobook, and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The #1 New York Times' bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times; the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys' own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man's personal quest.
 
Title: Boys in the Boat (Youth Edition)
Author: Daniel James Brown
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 paperback books, 1 audiobook on SCD, and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The #1 New York Times' bestseller freshly adapted for the next generation, now with brand new content including an author Q&A and never-before-seen photographs. For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation--the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism. This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.
 
Title: Brat Farrar
Author: Josephine Tey
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life
 
Title: Breakfast with Buddha
Author: Roland Merullo
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger--and amuse himself--he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world--and more important, his life--through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing. In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
 
Title: Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books, 1 readers' guide, 1 teacher's literature guide, and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and reader’s guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.3; Guided Reading Level: T - The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay. Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates. The two create a secret kingdom in the woods named Terabithia, where the only way to get into the castle is by swinging out over a gully on an enchanted rope. Here they reign as king and queen, fighting off imaginary giants and the walking dead, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against the schoolmates who tease them. Jess and Leslie find solace in the sanctuary of Terabithia until a tragedy strikes and the two are separated forever. In a style that is both plain and powerful, Katherine Paterson's characters will stir your heart and put a lump in your throat.
 
Title: Brothers in Arms (Bluford High Series #9)
Author: Paul Langan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines. Martin Luna is in deep trouble. Just months ago, a horrible tragedy took his little brother, and now it threatens to take him too. On one side are his desperate mother, a friendly teacher at Bluford High School, and a pretty girl named Vicky. On the other are his old neighborhood and his hunger for revenge. Torn between the two, Martin stands at a crossroad, with his life hanging in the balance. Which way will he go?
 
Title: Bruiser
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 22 paperback books, 1 SCD and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12 Guided Reading Level: Z Tennyson: Don't get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted "Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty" by the entire school. He's the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, BrontË, dating him? One of these days she's going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it's not going to end well. BrontË: My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way—no right to threaten him. There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he can't care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can't be explained. I know, because they're happening to me. Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love.
 
Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teachers' literature guide and readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
 
Title: The Bully (Bluford High Series #5)
Author: Paul Langan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 17 books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Darrell Mercer, a 9th grader at Bluford, is at the center of this story. Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully.
 
Title: Bury Your Dead
Author: Louise Penny
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society--where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly four hundred years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know." As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.
 
Title: Caddie Woodlawn
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a Teacher’s Literature Guide and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Caddie Woodlawn, which has been captivating young readers since 1935, was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Now it is in a brand-new edition with lively illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. In her new foreword, Carol Ryrie Brink lovingly recalls the real Caddie, who was her grandmother, and tells how she often "sat spellbound, listening, listening!" as Caddie told stories of her pioneer childhood. Children everywhere will love redheaded Caddie with her penchant for pranks. Scarcely out of one scrape before she is into another, she refuses to be a "lady," preferring instead to run the woods with her brothers. Whether she is crossing the lake on a raft, visiting an Indian camp, or listening to the tales of the circuit rider, Caddie's adventures provide an exciting and authentic picture of life on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s. And readers will discover, as Caddie learns what growing up truly means, that it is not so very different today.
 
Title: The Call of the Wild (Bag #2)
Author: Jack London
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 books, 1 teachers guide, 1 information folder. Bag #1 weeded. Copies in adult bag area combined to make 25 items in bag #2. #'s 23, 24 & 25 are barcoded items.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A classic novel of adventure, drawn from London's own experiences as a Klondike adventurer, relating the story of a heroic dog, who, caught in the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Guided reading: Y. Grade Level Equivalent: 6-8; 9-12.
 
Title: Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery
Author: David A. Adler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 22 books and book club kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent: Not available; Guided Reading Level: Not available - Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes… even to a charity event. Cam and Eric are at a benefit with their mothers to raise money for local firefighters. When the host's pearl necklace goes missing, the luncheon turns into a whodunit, and all the guests are suspects. Can Cam use her photographic memory to identify the culprit before the thief gets away?
 
Title: Camino Island
Author: John Grisham
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.
 
Title: The Candymakers
Author: Wendy Mass
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 book club information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.5; Guided Reading Level: Not available - In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew? Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone? Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink? Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather? Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook? This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.
 
Title: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Author: Roz Chast
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
#1 New York Times Bestseller In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet"-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.
 
Title: The Cardturner
Author: Louis Sachar
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. There is Trapp's longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda, as he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.
 
Title: Carl and the Puppies
Author: Alexandra Day
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
My Reader Level: 1 (Emergent Reader) - Mama Dog needs a rest. Carl offers to watch her puppies. Will he be able to keep three playful puppies out of trouble? Alexandra Day’s beloved babysitter, Carl the dog, stars in this brand-new story created especially for beginning readers.
 
Title: Case histories : a novel
Author: Kate Atkinson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The novel is not your typical crime genre fare. Atkinson delineates each character with great empathy and depth, revealing his or her motivations, flaws, and healing.
 
Title: Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade Level Equivalent: 3 Guided Reading Level: O Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise! The Case of Curlypaw Cannycat's Castle I was lost in a dark, spooky forest! Until I stumbled upon Curlypaw Cannycat's Castle. The castle was completely empty, or so I thought. But I quickly discovered that it was haunted - by cats! Let me tell you, this was one case where curiosity almost killed the mouse!
 
Title: The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J.D. Salinger
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 books and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep. The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he's telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium.
 
Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 19 regular print books, 2 teacher's literature guides, and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
 
Title: The Cay
Author: Theodore Taylor
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.
 
Title: Celebra el Dia de Accion de Gracias con Beto y Gaby
Author: Alma Flor Ada
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Beto and Gaby anxiously wait for their relatives to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. One by one, they each call to inform the family that they will not be able to attend because of a great snowstorm. Suddenly, their grandmother appears with a group of elder friends who have nowhere to have dinner, and the celebration becomes really special. Contains an informative section on Thanksgiving Day.
 
Title: Chains
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books and 1 book on CD
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.7; Guided Reading Level: Z - If an entire nation could seek its freedom, "why not a girl?" As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.
 
Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and an information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
 
Title: Charlie y la Fabrica de Chocolate
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 libros y una carpeta de informacion / 10 books and a kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nivel de Interés: 3° a 8° grado La visita de Charlie a través de la fábrica de chocolate de Willie Wonka revela creaciones maravillosas más intrigantes y deliciosas de lo que Charlie había imaginado jamás. Uno de los títulos más populares en literatura juvenil, esta selección también fue listada como Libro Notable del ALA (American Library Association). / Charlie's tour through Willie Wonka's chocolate factory reveals marvelous creations more intriguing and delicious than Charlie had ever imagined. One of the most popular titles in juvenile literature, this selection was also listed as an ALA Notable Book.
 
Title: Charlotte's Web
Author: E. B. White
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books, 1 SCD audiobook, 1 teachers' literature guide, and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is the story of a little girl named Fern, who loves a little pig named Wilbur-and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of some friendly farm animals, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who is Some Pig. A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and truth.
 
Title: Chasing Vermeer
Author: Blue Balliett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books, 1 teachers' literature guide and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
 
Title: Cheyenne autumn
Author: Mari Sandoz
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the autumn of 1878 a band of Cheyenne Indians set out from Indian Territory, where they had been sent by the U.S. government, to return to their homeland in the Yellowstone country.
 
Title: Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 spoken cd, and 1 reader's guide. 2 bags
Location: Main (Downtown)
They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
 
Title: Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Author: Jerry Stanley
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6.5; Guided Reading Level: Y - Illustrated with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without school--until Superintendent Leo Hart and 50 Okie kids built their own school in a nearby field.
 
Title: China Dolls
Author: Lisa See
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books, 1 large print and readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See's highly anticipated new novel, China Dolls. It's 1938 in San Francisco: a world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. Praise for China Dolls "Superb . . . This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity."--The Washington Post "A fascinating portrait of life as a Chinese-American woman in the 1930s and '40s."--The New York Times Book Review "A spellbinding portrait of a time burning with opportunity and mystery."--O: The Oprah Magazine "See's latest novel, China Dolls, is her most penetrating since Snow Flower and the Secret Fan."--The Seattle Times "China Dolls plunges us into a fascinating history and offers an accessible meditation on themes that are still urgent in our contemporary world."--San Francisco Chronicle "Stellar . . . The depth of See's characters and her winning prose makes this book a wonderful journey through love and loss."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "See's many fans will . . . enjoy watching each protagonist's true story unfold. . . . Colorful and fascinating historical touches tie the story together perfectly and form an exquisite backdrop."--Library Journal "China Dolls mines a fascinating part of our cultural history through the story of a trio of women who become a complex constant in one another's lives even as the world serves up painful transformation. Lisa See gets so much just right here. You'll want to dive right in."--Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife "This is one of those stories I've always wanted to tell, but Lisa See beat me to it, and she did it better than I ever could. Bravo! Here's a roaring standing ovation for this heartwarming journey into the glittering golden age of Chinese nightclubs."--Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost.
 
Title: Chocolate Fever
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade 2-6?Chocolate lovers will identify with Henry Green who eats chocolate wherever and however he wants. What a shock when he breaks out in a rash of brown spots that smell like chocolate! After running away from the doctor at the hospital, Henry stands up to a gang of boys, hitches a ride with a truck driverand is hijacked along with him. Veteran character voice actor Lionel Wilson reads Robert Kimmel Smith's book (Coward, 1972; Dell, pap.). Some of the character voices are exaggerated stereotypes emphasizing the humor of the book. Embedded in this tale are lessons in courage, caring, moderation, and prejudice. These tapes are good for individual and small groups to enhance reading skills especially in the middle elementary grades. Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
 
Title: The Chocolate War
Author: Robert Cormier
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: "Do I dare disturb the universe?" Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do. But when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils, his defiant act turns into an all out war. Now, the only question is: Who will survive?
 
Title: Christmas Bells
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print, and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
"In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow's classic Revolutionary War poem, 'Paul Revere's Ride,' was less than a month hence, and the country's grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings.aSophia'samusic program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about heraimpending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bellsachronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment ofaLongfellow'safamily circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. 'Christmas Bells,' the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn.a Jennifer Chiaverini's resonant and heartfelt novel for the season reminds us why we must continue to hear glad tidings, even as we are tested by strife. ReadingaChristmas Bellsaevokes the resplendent joy of a chorus of voices raised in reverent song. Praise foraChristmas Bells'Chiaverini stitches together a series of lightly interlocking contemporary vignettes in an intriguing way and manages to tuck away all the ragged edges in the emotionally satisfying conclusion . . . A gentle exploration of tragedy, hope, the power of Christmas, and the possibility of miracles.' Kirkus'Chiaverini . . . hits all the right emotional notes in this heartwarming story.'aBooklista'Chiaverini writes a heartfelt story of Christmases past and present.'aLibrary Journal'Both the historical and contemporary stories are moving, with vivid and sympathetic characters, and they mesh together smoothly and naturally.'aHistorical Novel SocietyPraise for Jennifer Chiaverini'History:and its colorful characters:come alive.' USA TodayaonaMrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker'Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the First Lady's most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante.' Harper's BazaaraonaMrs. Lincoln's Dressmakera '(A) must read book . . . Chiaverini has a knack for finding fascinating, if unheralded, women in history:she favors the Civil War era:and shining a light on the
 
Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 26 books, an audiobook, and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2; Guided Reading Level: Z - Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
 
Title: The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print, 1 large print, 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) (Bag #2)
Author: Jeanne Duprau
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 17 books, teachers' guide, readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
 
Title: City of the Dead (The Haunting of Derek Stone: Book One)
Author: Tony Abbott
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books, 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Derek Stone thought that his father and brother were killed in a train accident, but then his brother returns, strangely changed, and Derek begins to suspect that dead people are coming back to prey on the living.
 
Title: Civil War on Sunday
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.3; Guided Reading Level: M - Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House! Cannon fire! That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton and do their best to help wounded soldiers. It is their hardest journey in time yet--and the one that will make the most difference to their own lives! Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com
 
Title: Clap Hands
Author: Helen Oxenbury
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 books and information kit
Location: Main (Downtown)
Helen Oxenbury's delightful board books, featuring her sweet and cuddly babies at play, are back with a whole new look.
 
Title: Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel
Author: Susan Vreeland
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman. She also yearns for love and companionship, and is devoted in different ways to five men, including Tiffany, who enforces a strict policy: He does not employ married women. Ultimately, Clara must decide what makes her happiest—the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart.
 
Title: Clique: A Novel
Author: Lisi Harrison
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The first installment of Harrison's juicy series, this book introduces a group of girls who are navigating the social minefields of eighth grade at New York's Westchester County's most exclusive private school. Being the new kid at school is hard, but when you're going to an exclusive private school it can be almost unbearable. Claire must learn what's in, who's out, and most importantly who she really wants to be. Grade Level: 6-8. Guided Reading: X.
 
Title: Cocaine Blues
Author: Kerry Greenwood
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher--she of the green-grey eyes, diamant garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions--is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops and communism--not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse--until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.
 
Title: Code Name Verity
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 Books and an audiobook
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12; Grade Level Equivalent: 6; Guided Reading Level: Z - Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? A Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called "a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel" in The New York Times, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.
 
Title: The Collector
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . . When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . . Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn't capable of violence against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession. . .
 
Title: Commonwealth
Author: Ann Patchett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print book, 1 SCD, and 2 reader's guides
Location: Main (Downtown)
#1 New York Times Bestseller The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.
 
Title: The Compound
Author: S. A. Bodeen
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 21 books and an audiobook and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.1 Guided Reading Level: Y Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. No amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, only his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside. Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—really?
 
Title: Counting by 7s
Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5 - 9; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6; Guided Reading Level: W - In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.   Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. * "Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page."--School Library Journal starred review * "A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet--but never cloying--lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss."--Booklist starred review * "What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a "person of color"; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant."--The Horn Book starred review "In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that's a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph."--Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
 
Title: Cover Her Face
Author: P. D. James
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James's electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
 
Title: Crackback
Author: John Coy
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books, 1 reader's guide, and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach, constantly criticized by his father, and pressured by his best friend to take performance-enhancing drugs.
 
Title: Crash
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Seventh-grader John Crash Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.
 
Title: Crazy Horse : the strange man of the Oglalas : a biography
Author: Mari Sandoz
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Crazy Horse, the military leader of the Oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity set him off as "strange," fought in many famous battles, including the one at the Little Bighorn. He held out boldly against the government's efforts to confine the Sioux on reservations. Finally, in the spring of 1877 he surrendered, one of the last important chiefs to do so, only to meet a violent death. Mari Sandoz, the noted author of Cheyenne Autumn and Old Jules, both available as Bison Books, has captured the spirit of Crazy Horse with a strength and nobility befitting his heroism.
 
Title: Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 SCD, and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The acclaimed international bestseller ("A dizzily shopaholic comedy." --The New York Times) soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan! When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.    On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
 
Title: Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Author: AVI
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
 
Title: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls Series Book #2)
Author: Ally Carter
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books, 1 information folder, and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Cammie Morgan is a CIA legacy and attends the premier school in the world...for spies. The school hosts some mysterious guests with the code name Blackthorne. When Cammie is blamed for a security breach that threatens to expose the school's top secret status, she and her friends face danger to clear Cammie's name and learn the truth about Blackthorne.
 
Title: The Cruisers
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eighth grade is hard enough, but when you're a Cruiser, you're really put to the test. The launch of a new middle-grade series from bestselling award-winner Walter Dean Myers. Zander and his friends, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi start their own newspaper, The Cruiser, as a means for speaking out, keeping the peace, and expressing what they believe. When the school launches a mock Civil War, Zander and his friends are forced to consider the true meaning of democracy and what it costs to stand up for a cause. The result is nothing they could have expected, and everything they could have hoped for.
 
Title: The Cuckoo's Calling
Author: Robert Galbraith
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print, 1 large print and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
 
Title: Curious George Discovers Space
Author: H. A. Rey
Genre: Science
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 1 - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 4; Guided Reading Level: N - George is thrilled to visit the Space Center to help Professor Pizza and Professor Einstein. First up, he's making a special delivery to the international space station. Then it's time to help solve a problem with the Mars rover, and George dreams of going where no monkey (or human) has gone before--Mars! Join George on an exciting journey into outer space and learn all about space travel, gravity, the solar system, and Mars. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Discovers the Ocean
Author: Bethany V. Freitas
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & 1 Information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Pre-K - 2; Grade Level Equivalent: not available; Guided Reading Level: M - In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George gets invited on a submarine trip to help retrieve a satellite that fell from space. He can't wait for his first adventure under the sea! Follow along as George explores the coral reef and discovers the different plants and creatures living near the ocean floor. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show,this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Discovers the Rainbow
Author: Amy E. Cherrix
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Pre-K - 2; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.7; Guided Reading Level: N - In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George's city friends Betsy and Steve are taking their first trip to visit him in the country. When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George is introduced to all the beautiful colors of the spectrum! Come along as he chases the rainbow for his pot of gold and learns all about how rainbows occur and even how to create his own. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Discovers the Senses
Author: H. A. Rey
Genre: Science
Age Group: Kids
Contents: About 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 3; Guided Reading Level: M - A hole in the roof means George and the man with the yellow hat have to sleep in the living room while their bedrooms are being repaired. But their adventure quickly turns into a disaster when George's nightly trips to the kitchen keep his friend awake at night. Can George use his other senses to quietly find his way to the refrigerator in the dark? Learn all about sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch with your favorite monkey! Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Saves His Pennies
Author: Monica Perez
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & i information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 2; Guided Reading Level: L - When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesn’t realize how long it will take—or how hard he’ll have to work for his money. But when the time finally arrives to take his very full piggy bank to the toy store—surprise!—George loses it. Can this day, and George’s hard-won earnings, be saved?
 
Title: Cutting for Stone
Author: A. (Abraham) Verghese
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel–an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics–their passion for the same woman–that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him–nearly destroying him–Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.
 
Title: Daniel's Story
Author: Carol Matas
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation.
 
Title: The Dark is Rising
Author: Susan Cooper
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 18 books, 1 teacher's literature guide, 1 reader's guide, and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
 
Title: Dark Places
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Kit includes 12 books, 1 audiobook (SCD) and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, and the basis for the major motion picture starring Charlize Theron Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas." She survived--and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club--a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes--locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She'll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club--for a fee. As Libby's search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started--on the run from a killer.
 
Title: The Dark Side of Nowhere
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: About 20 books and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A classic science fiction novel from bestselling author Neal Shusterman is back in print. Jason is having a bad day. The kind of day when you just don't feel like yourself. Only for Jason, it's not just a feeling. He really isn't himself. Not anymore. Who is he? That's the problem. Jason isn't sure. And it's not just him. Everyone in town is acting weird. His friends. His parents. Everyone. Billington is usually such a normal town. As Jason is about to discover, nothing will ever be normal again....
 
Title: Dear Mr. Henshaw
Author: Beverly Cleary
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: contains 20 books, 1 readers' guide, and 1 teachers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Newbery Winning story of Leigh Botts through letters and a journal. The book starts with a piece of fan mail to Leigh's new favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. They read one of his books in class and Leigh decided to write him. As the book progresses so do the letters. We see Leigh grow up and things around him change. He is quite persistent in writing and eventually Mr. Henshaw writes Leigh back. Leigh's letters become so prolific that Mr. Henshaw suggests that he write a journal instead. Though all this writing Leigh decides that he likes it and wants to be a writer. He enters and contest and doesn't win but get an Honorable Mention. Leigh is excited by this and devotes more time to his writing. Meanwhile his family life is changed, his parents divorced and his Dad moved out Leigh has to deal with this and all the other uncertainties of a growing boy.
 
Title: Dearest Friend
Author: Lynne Withey
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, Dearest Friend captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both an advocate of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to "Remember the Ladies" as he framed the laws of their new country. John and Abigail Adams married for love. While John traveled in America and abroad to help forge a new nation, Abigail remained at home, raising four children, managing their estate, and writing letters to her beloved husband. Chronicling their remarkable fifty-four-year marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with loneliness, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Dearest Friend paints a portrait of Abigail Adams as an intelligent, resourceful, and outspoken woman.
 
Title: Death Zones & Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting
Author: Beverly Deepe Keever
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Chosen for 2015 One Book One Nebraska In 1961, equipped with a master’s degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South Vietnam, she was still there seven years later, having then earned the distinction of being the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and garnering a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Deepe Keever describes what it was like for a farm girl from Nebraska to find herself halfway around the world, trying to make sense of one of the nation’s bloodiest and bitterest wars. She arrived in Saigon as Vietnam’s war entered a new phase and American helicopter units and provincial advisers were unpacking. She tells of traveling from her Saigon apartment to jungles where Wild West–styled forts first dotted Vietnam’s borders and where, seven years later, they fell like dominoes from communist-led attacks. In 1965 she braved elephant grass with American combat units armed with unparalleled technology to observe their valor—and their inability to distinguish friendly farmers from hide-and-seek guerrillas. Keever’s trove of tissue-thin memos to editors, along with published and unpublished dispatches for New York and London media, provide the reader with you-are-there descriptions of Buddhist demonstrations and turning-point coups as well as phony ones. Two Vietnamese interpreters, self-described as “darling spies,” helped her decode Vietnam’s shadow world and subterranean war. These memoirs, at once personal and panoramic, chronicle the horrors of war and a rise and decline of American power and prestige.
 
Title: The Declaration
Author: Gemma Malley
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 22 books and 1 book club information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets worse – Surplus status. Not everyone thinks Longevity is a good thing, but you better be clear what side you’re on. . . . Surplus Anna is about to find out what happens when you can’t decide if you should cheat the law or cheat death.
 
Title: Deep and Dark and Dangerous
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 22 paperback books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.0; Guided Reading Level: U - A chilling supernatural tale! Just before summer begins, thirteen-year-old Ali finds an old photograph. She recognizes the two children. One's her mother, the other her aunt Dulcie…but who is the third person, the one who's been torn out of the picture? Ali will have all summer to figure it out, since she's spending the summer with her aunt and her cousin in the same house her mom and aunt used to visit when they were kids. Then Ali meets Sissy. Sissy is mean, spiteful, and determined to ruin Ali's summer. Sissy also has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo? Ali is dying to find out, and if she's not careful, that's exactly what might happen to her.
 
Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: approximately 18 books in 2 bags. Contains 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the acclaimed author of "Before I Fall" comes her powerful second novel, a stunning tale of star-crossed romance, set in a world where love is forbidden. Lena Haloway has always accepted the government's decree that love is a disease that must be eradicated--but then she meets Alex. From the acclaimed author of "Before I Fall" comes her powerful second novel, a stunning tale of star-crossed romance, set in a world where love is forbidden. Lena Haloway has always accepted the government's decree that love is a disease that must be eradicated--but then she meets Alex.
 
Title: Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 libros y una carpeta de informacion / 20 Spanish books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 2-6; Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available; Guided Reading Level: Not Available / Despereaux Tilling es un ratón enamorado de la música, de los cuentos y de una princesa llamada Guisante. Es también la historia de una rata llamada Roscuro, que vive en la oscuridad pero anhela un mundo lleno de luz. Y es la historia de Pinky Pampurrias, una sirvienta no demasiado brillante que acaricia un deseo sencillo pero imposible… Estos personajes están a punto de embarcarse en un viaje que los llevará de las profundidades de unas horrible mazmorras al resplandor de un Castillo de ensueño y, en ultimo término, a las vidas de los demás. ¿Y qué sucede entonces? Lector, es tu destino averiguarlo. / Despereaux is very different from all the other mice in the castle. He is romantic and heroic. He even falls in love with the princess and is banished to the dungeon by his father. This award-winning novel follows the mouse's adventures in his search for love and acceptance.
 
Title: A Diamond in the Desert
Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 24 paperback books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.0; Guided Reading Level: U - Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. Its all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are forced from their home into an internment camp in the Arizona desert with other Japanese Americans, and baseball becomes the last thing on his mind. The camp isnt technically a prison, but it sure feels like one when theres nothing to do and no place to go. So when a man starts up a boys baseball team, Tetsu is only too eager to play again. But with his sister suddenly falling ill, and his father taken away for questioning, Tetsu is forced to choose between his family and his love of the game.
 
Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinney
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Kit contains 24 books, 1 teachers' guide and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
 
Title: Dinosaurs Before Dark
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 paperback books, 1 teacher's Novel-Ties Study Guide, and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5; Guided Reading Level: M - Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
 
Title: Dinosaurs: a nonfiction companion to Dinosaurs Before Dark
Author: Will Osborne
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 Books Facts Behind Fiction Educators Guide Reader's Guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.6; Guided Reading Level: Q - Magic Tree House Fact Tracker - "A non-fiction companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark". When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com!
 
Title: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Author: E. Lockhart
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books & 1 Information Folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder. And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston. Frankie Landau-Banks. No longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer. Especially when "no" means she's excluded from her boyfriend's all-male secret society. Not when her ex-boyfriend shows up in the strangest of places. Not when she knows she's smarter than any of them. When she knows Matthew's lying to her. And when there are so many, many pranks to be done. Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16: Possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way. Guided reading level = Z+. Grade level equivalent = 6-8.
 
Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 paperback books and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12 / Guided Reading Level: Z / Grade Level Equivalent: NA / In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue-Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.
 
Title: Dog Man
Author: Dav Pilkey
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 hardback books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Graphic Novel / Age Range: 7 - 10 / Interest Level: Grades 1 - 5 / Guided Reading Level: P / There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals-as soon as he stops chasing his own tail!  New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?
 
Title: The Dog Stars
Author: Peter Heller
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A pilot survives a flu that kills everyone he knows. When a random transmission beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him. He follows the static voice on the radio, but what he encounters is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.
 
Title: A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me
Author: Jon Katz
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, a breeder who’d read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him—a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Katz already had a full canine complement—but, as he writes, “Change loves me. . . . It comes in all forms. . . . Sometimes, change comes on four legs.” Shortly thereafter he brought Devon home. A Dog Year shows how a man discovered much about himself through one dog (and then another), whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving.
 
Title: A Dog's Life
Author: Ann Martin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books, 1 SCD audiobook, and kit folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process, makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.
 
Title: The Dovekeepers
Author: Alice Hoffman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of research and imagination. Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.
 
Title: The Dry
Author: Jane Harper
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 regular books, 1 large print, 1 SCD, and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.
 
Title: Dust-covered Days of Dorie Archer
Author: Barbara Eymann Mohrman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 21 Books Teaching Guide Curriculum Guide for Grade 8
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8; Grade Level Equivalent and Guided Reading Level: not available - Dorie Archer’s carefree childhood days became filled with darkness—no fresh air, no sunshine, no rain, no work for the farmers, and no money. Dorie’s gripping story brings to life the everyday activities of a Nebraska girl and her family during the Dust Bowl as they struggled to survive the enormous challenges of one of the most trying times in Nebraska history. Excerpt: The wind began to swirl around them and pick up in intensity. The cloud cast a veil over them as thick as pea soup. Soon the sun was completely blotted out by its murkiness. The light had turned into total darkness that Sunday afternoon. Imprisoned within the swirling, blinding wind, the children could feel particles of dust blast their faces sharply as they frantically covered their mouths and eyes with their arms and hands. It was no use. The dust filled their mouths with grit and stung their eyes. It coated their teeth and tongue and caused them to cough, sputter, and struggle for air.
 
Title: Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road: Book One
Author: Kate Klise
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 17 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I.B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.Guided reading level = U. Grade level equivalent = 3-5.
 
Title: Each Little Bird That Sings
Author: Deborah Wiles
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals--her family owns thenbsp;local funeral home, after all. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks. She's more concerned with avoiding her crazy cousin Peach and trying to figure out why her best friend, Declaration, suddenly won't talk to her. But life is full of surprises. And the biggest one of all is learning what it takes to handle them. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In this heartfelt and quintessentially Southern coming-of-age novel, Comfort will charm young readers with her wit, her warmth, and her struggles as she learns about life, loss, and ultimately, triumph.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Includes reader's guide and a biography of thenbsp;author.
 
Title: Earth Day Fun
Author: Jennifer Frantz
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & 1 Information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sid’s dad has bought some potting soil so he and Sid can plant a tree for Earth Day. But what exactly is in dirt? Sid and his Dirt Detective friends are going to find out! Grade level: K-2. Guided Reading: L.
 
Title: Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Raised in an alternative Mormon home in rural Idaho, Westover worked as an assistant midwife to her mother and labored in her father's junkyard. Formal schooling wasn't a priority, because her parents believed that public education was government indoctrination and that Westover's future role would be to support her husband. But her older brother's violence and their family's refusal to acknowledge problems at home resulted in the teen contemplating escape through education. Admittance to Brigham Young University was difficult. Westover taught herself enough to receive a decent score on the ACT, but because of her upbringing, she didn't understand rudimentary concepts of sanitation and etiquette, and her learning curve was steep. However, she eventually thrived, earning scholarships to Harvard and Cambridge—though she grappled with whether to include her toxic family in her new life. Born in 1986, Westover interviewed family members to help her write the first half. Her well-crafted account of her early years will intrigue teens, but the memoir's second part, covering her undergraduate and graduate experiences in the "real world," will stun them. A gripping, intimate, sometimes shocking, yet ultimately inspiring work.
 
Title: Efrain's Secret
Author: Sofia Quintero
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ambitious high school senior Efrain Rodriguez dreams of escaping the South Bronx for an Ivy League college like Harvard or Yale. But how is his family going to afford to pay for a prestigious university when Moms has to work insane hours to put food on the table as it is? And Efrain wouldn't dare ask that good-for-nothing father of his who has traded his family in for younger models. Left with few options, Efrain chooses to do something he never thought he would. He embarks on a double life--honor student by day, drug peddler at night--convinced that by temporarily capitulating to society's negative expectations of a boy like him, he can eventually defy them.
 
Title: The Egypt Game
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains Two teacher’s literature guides.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.
 
Title: Eight Keys
Author: Suzanne LaFleur
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.8; Guided Reading Level: V - Elise and Franklin have always been best friends. Elise has always lived in the big house with her loving Uncle and Aunt, because Elise's parents died when she was too young to remember them. There's always been a barn behind the house with eight locked doors on the second floor. When Elise and Franklin start middle school, things feel all wrong. Bullying. Not fitting in. Franklin suddenly seems babyish. Then, soon after her 12th birthday, Elise receives a mysterious key left for her by her father. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the bar . . . From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: El Dador
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: El Hacha
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When his small plane crashes into a lake, Brian Robeson is the only one left alive in a hostile, barren place where he must fight for his survival at every turn. Brian's difficult, lonely days are described with great mastery. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
 
Title: El Jardin Secreto
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
England, 1900. After losing her parents during a Cholera Epidemic in India, Mary Lennox, a very unhealthy child, travels towards Yorkshire county to live under the protection of his uncle Craven. Her new home, is a huge mansion located in the wilderness, with walls that smell of sadness and above all, keep more than one mystery.
 
Title: El Leon la Bruja y el Ropero
Author: C. S. Lewis
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 10 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is a high-quality Spanish language edition of the beloved C. S. Lewis classic. Now considered a classic, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is C.S. Lewis's second book of The Chronicles of Narnia, which has captured the imaginations of children for several generations. Aquí está el edición española de El león, la bruja y el ropero, libro dos de la serie clásica de fantasía, Las crónicas de Narnia. Esta versión ofrece dibujos esplendidos en blanco y negro dibujado por la ilustradora original, Pauline Baynes. Cuatro hermanos aventurados, Peter, Susan, Edmund y Lucy Pevensie entran por la puerta de un ropero y se encuentran en la tierra de Narnia, una tierra congelada en un invierno eterno y esclavizado por la fuerza de la Bruja Blanca. Pero cuando casi toda esperanza está perdido, el regreso del Gran León, Aslan, significa un gran cambio . . . y un gran sacrificio. El león, la bruja y el ropero es el segundo libro de la serie clásica de fantasía de C.S. Lewis, la serie que ha estado dirigiendo gente de todas edades a una tierra mágico con personajes inolvidables. Esta es una novela sola, pero si quieres regresar a Narnia, lees El caballo y el muchacho, el tercero libro de Las crónicas de Narnia.
 
Title: El Libro de la Selva
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. Mowgli is found in the jungle by wolves, who bring him up as one of their own. The jungle is no easy place to live for a man-cub, and Mowgli must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python. But their lessons cannot protect Mowgli from every danger - will heescape from his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And can he get the better of the evil tiger, Shere Khan?
 
Title: El Oceano de Olivia
Author: Kevin Henkes
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Martha and Olive might have been friends, but Olive was killed in a car crash before they ever had the chance. A journal entry revealing Olive's admiration for Martha leaves Martha wondering what might have happened if Olive hadn't died.
 
Title: El Señor de los Ladrones
Author: Cornelia Funke
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Teen
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An exciting, magical adventure set among the crumbling canals and ancient ruins of Venice, Italy. En el mundo subterráneo y mágico de Venecia, Italia, los canales secretos sirven de escondite a prófugos y chicos con pasados misteriosos. Dos hermanos huérfanos, Próspero y Bonifacio, llegan a esta ciudad después de escapar de la casa de sus tíos, y conocen a un chico muy peculiar que se hace llamar el "Señor de los Ladrones". El Señor de los Ladrones es el jefe de una banda de muchachos callejeros a quienes les encanta cometer todo tipo de fechorías. Pero el Señor de los Ladrones tiene un secreto muy oscuro. Y Prósspero y Bonifacio se envueltos en un viaje fantástico hacia un lugar olvidado.
 
Title: El Soldadito de Plomo
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A un niño le regalan en su cumpleaños 25 soldaditos de plomo iguales menos uno que tiene una sola pierna. Si bien el valiente soldadito de plomo no es como los demás, es capaz de hacer frente a los peligros y obstáculos que le intentan alejar de su hogar y de la bailarina que ha conquistado su corazón. Se cuenta que en la sala de los juguetes, el soldadito se fijó en una doncella colocada delante de un castillo de papel, pero un juguete rival provoca que se caiga por el balcón. Sucesivas coincidencias devuelven al soldadito a la sala de los juguetes, pero un niño lo echa a la chimenea y, entonces, un golpe de viento arrastra también al fuego a la bailarina. Al otro día encuentran algo que parecía un corazón de plomo entre las cenizas.
 
Title: Eleanor & Park #1
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 Books, an audiobook, and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green,The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says,we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou,Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. ANew York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. APublishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 ANew York Times Book ReviewNotable Children's Book of 2013 AKirkus ReviewsBest Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013
 
Title: Eleanor & Park #2
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Teen
Contents: About 20 books, an audiobook, and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green,The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says,we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou,Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. ANew York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. APublishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 ANew York Times Book ReviewNotable Children's Book of 2013 AKirkus ReviewsBest Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013
 
Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print, 1 large print and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She battles with suitable social abilities and tends to state precisely what she's reasoning. Nothing is absent in her precisely timetabled life of keeping away from social associations, where ends of the week are punctuated by solidified pizza, vodka, and telephone talks with Mummy. Be that as it may, everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the blundering and profoundly unhygienic IT fellow from her office. When she and Raymond together spare Sammy, an elderly noble man who has fallen on the walkway, the three turn into the sorts of companions who safeguard each other from the lives of confinement they have each been living. What's more, it is Raymond's huge heart that will at last help Eleanor discover the best approach to repair her own particular significantly harmed one. Destined to be a noteworthy movie created by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the keen, warm, and elevating story of a strange champion whose vacant unusual quality and oblivious mind make for a compelling voyage as she understands. . .
 
Title: The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
Author: Kris Radish
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eight Women on a Journey That Will Change Their Lives as Lovers, Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Friends Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, housewives, mothers, divorcées, and one ex–prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for years, sharing food, wine, and their deepest secrets. But on this particular Thursday, Susan, Alice, Chris, Sandy, Gail, Mary, Joanne, and Janice decide to disappear from their own lives. Their spontaneous pilgrimage attracts national attention and inspires other women from all across the country. As the miles fall away and the women forge ahead on their backroads odyssey—leaving small miracles in their wake—each of their histories unfolds, tales of shattered dreams and unexpected renewal, of thwarted love affairs and precious second chances.In luminous, heartwarming prose, Kris Radish deftly interweaves the women’s intimate confessions into the story of their brave, history-making walk. A breathtaking achievement, The Elegant Gathering of White Snows tells an incomparable tale of friendship and love, loss and liberation.
 
Title: Ella Enchanted
Author: Gail Levine
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 21 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. Guided reading level = U. Grade level equivalent=3-5.
 
Title: Elsewhere
Author: Richard Russo
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape. Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon. A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations in achieving that goal—beautifully recounted here—were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them both. Fraught with the timeless dynamic of going home again, encompassing hopes and fears and the relentless tides of familial and individual complications, this story is arresting, comic, heartbreaking, and truly beautiful, an immediate classic. From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime
Author: Donald J. Sobol
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ten exciting new adventures for the famous boy detective. Everyones favorite fifth-grade gumshoe is back on the case Following the classic Encyclopedia Brown formula, this installment presents ten mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the boy detective. Join Encyclopedia Brown as he takes on cases of giant diamonds, lazy lions, a country singer, and of course a trip to the carnival. "I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid."--Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"
 
Title: Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 Books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The International Bestseller THE HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD WINNING NOVEL Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game is now a major motion picture. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast. "Orson Scott Card makes a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer." (The Houston Post) This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the Summit Entertainment film starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.
 
Title: Enrique's Journey
Author: Sonia Nazario
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more--the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject. Enrique's Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: "This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one." Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. "Magnificent . . . Enrique's Journey is about love. It's about family. It's about home."--The Washington Post Book World "[A] searing report from the immigration frontlines . . . as harrowing as it is heartbreaking."--People (four stars) "Stunning . . . As an adventure narrative alone, Enrique's Journey is a worthy read. . . . Nazario's impressive piece of reporting [turns] the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one."--Entertainment Weekly "Gripping and harrowing . . . a story begging to be told."--The Christian Science Monitor "[A] prodigious feat of reporting . . . [Sonia Nazario is] amazingly thorough and intrepid."--Newsday
 
Title: Entre Dos Lunas
Author: Sharon Creech
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: aproxomadamente 10 libros y una carpeta de informacion / Approximately 10 books and a kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nivel de interes: 3 a 8 grado La literatura se hace cargo de aquellos procesos que muy frecuentemente ocupamos para revisar nuestras vidas, limar asperezas y reencontrarnos con nosotros mismos. El drama individual que supone esta travesía posee todos los elementos filosóficos, artísticos y conceptuales que darían riqueza de contenido a cualquier obra artística. Es por eso que tan frecuentemente se puede leer sobre historias de personas que se lanzan a la búsqueda e interpretación emocional de pasados traumáticos y turbios. Ese estilo detectivesco al rescate de la individualidad fragmentada caracteriza esta obra. En ella se nos presentan dos relatos entrecruzados sobre seres que buscan desesperadas respuestas sobre sus existencias. Las dos narraciones son muy entretenidas. El viaje lo realizamos de la mano autoral de una creadora que sabe moverse con acierto por los laberintos de la mente cargada de recuerdos y vivencias extremas que nos conmueven, moviéndose de la realidad a la fantasía.
 
Title: Epitaph Road
Author: David Patneaude
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 19 paperback books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level: 7-10 Guided Reading Level: Z - 2097 is a transformed world. Thirty years earlier, a mysterious plague wiped out 97 percent of the male population, devastating every world system from governments to sports teams, and causing both universal and unimaginable grief. In the face of such massive despair, women were forced to take over control of the planet--and in doing so they eliminated all of Earth's most pressing issues. Poverty, crime, warfare, hunger . . . all gone. But there's a price to pay for this new "utopia," which fourteen-year-old Kellen is all too familiar with. Every day, he deals with life as part of a tiny minority that is purposefully kept subservient and small in numbers. His career choices and relationship options are severely limited and controlled. He also lives under the threat of scattered recurrences of the plague, which seem to pop up wherever small pockets of men begin to regroup and grow in numbers. And then one day, his mother's boss, an iconic political figure, shows up at his home. Kellen overhears something he shouldn't--another outbreak seems to be headed for Afterlight, the rural community where his father and a small group of men live separately from the female-dominated society. Along with a few other suspicious events, like the mysterious disappearances of Kellen's progressive teacher and his Aunt Paige, Kellen is starting to wonder whether the plague recurrences are even accidental. No matter what the truth is, Kellen cares only about one thing--he has to save his father.
 
Title: Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, Book One)
Author: Christopher Paolini
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 23 books, 1 DVD and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-8 Guided Reading Level: Y Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire.  An authentic work of great talent. --The New York Times Book Review  Christopher Paolini makes literary magic with his precocious debut.--People  Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid.--Booklist, Starred  An auspicious beginning to both career and series. --Publishers Weekly  A New York Times Bestseller  A USA Today Bestseller  A Wall Street Journal Bestseller  A Book Sense Bestseller From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4; Guided Reading Level: V - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets "A Night in the Museum" in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson! Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games--board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route! Don't miss bonus content in the back of the book--extra puzzles, an author Q&A, and more! "Discover the coolest library in the world." --James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Starred Review, Booklist * "An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews *"Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike."
 
Title: Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
Author: Andrea Warren
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6; Guided Reading Level: W - An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war. Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian -- a mixed-race child -- with little future in Vietnam. Escape from Saigon allows readers to experience Long's struggle to survive in war-torn Vietnam, his dramatic escape to America as part of "Operation Babylift" during the last chaotic days before the fall of Saigon, and his life in the United States as "Matt," part of a loving Ohio family. Finally, as a young doctor, he journeys back to Vietnam, ready to reconcile his Vietnamese past with his American present. As the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, this compelling account provides a fascinating introduction to the war and the plight of children caught in the middle of it.
 
Title: Escape North
Author: Monica Kulling
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.1; Guided Reading Level: N - An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models.
 
Title: Esperanza Renace
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 20 books & English Teacher's Literature Guide when available
Location: Main (Downtown)
A Mexican "Grapes of Wrath," based on a family story, from the award-winning author of Riding Freedom. Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá. Pero una tragedia inesperada destruye ese sueño, obligando a Esperanza y a su madre a escapar a California dónde tendrán que trabajar en una finca junto a otros mexicanos. Allí tendrá que olvidar su pasado y enfrentarse a las nuevas realidades de su vida: trabajo duro, aceptación y dificultades económicas. Esperanza descubrirá que la verdadera riqueza está en la familia y la comunidad.
 
Title: Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
 
Title: Everything I Never Told You
Author: Celeste Ng
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 Large Print book, 1 SCD (audiobook on CD) and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
New York Times Bestseller · A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice · Winner of the Alex Award; Winner of the APALA Award for Fiction; NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR · San Francisco Chronicle · Entertainment Weekly · The Huffington Post · Buzzfeed · Amazon · Grantland · Booklist · St. Louis Post Dispatch · Shelf Awareness · Book Riot · School Library Journal · Bustle · Time Out New York · Mashable · Cleveland Plain Dealer "Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet." So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
 
Title: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & 1 information folder. 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
 
Title: Extra Credit
Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.
 
Title: Fablehaven
Author: Brandon Mull
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 22 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
After defeating one enemy and unveiling a traitor, Kendra and Seth plunge into the international world of magic. As Kendra travels to another refuge to locate an artifact of incredible strength, Seth faces another attack at Fablehaven. The creatures there are turning, not falling into evil like the fairies previously but actually turning into shadow-- evolving into powerful and more threatening forms never seen before. Even those creatures known to be resistant to falling are changing and infecting those around them.
 
Title: Fall Of The Amazing Zalindas (Sherlock Holmes And The BSI)
Author: Tracy Mack
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
The ragamuffin boys known as the Baker Street Irregulars help Sherlock Holmes solve the mysterious deaths of a family of circus tightrope walkers.
 
Title: Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris
Author: Jane O'Connor
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 24 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: K-2; Grade Equivalent Level: 1.5; Guided Reading Level: J; I Can Read Level: 1 (Beginning Reading) - Nancy is fascinated when she learns that the new kid in class is from Paris--and she still likes him when she realizes he's from Paris, Texas.
 
Title: Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes
Author: Jane O'Connor
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K-2; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.1; Guided Reading Level: L; I Can Read Level: 1 (Beginning Reading) - It's time to get ready for the school bake sale, and Nancy's all ears. With Mom's help, Nancy remembers to follow all of the directions for a delectable batch of cupcakes--except for one very important detail. Full color.
 
Title: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books, SCD and DVD
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Guided Reading Level: P Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief--it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox--Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.
 
Title: Fates and Furies
Author: Lauren Groff
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 regular print books, 1 large print book, an audiobook (SCD) and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE "Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers - with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout." --The New York Times Book Review (cover review) "Elaborate, sensual...a writer whose books are too exotic and unusual to be missed."--The New York Times "Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post From the award-winning, New York Times- bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, one of the most anticipated books of the fall: an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.
 
Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 21 books & 1 Information Folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Now a major motion picture! TIME Magazine's #1 Fiction Book of the Year! Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.Grade Level: 9-12. Guided Reading: Z+
 
Title: A Few of the Girls
Author: Maeve Binchy
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 regular print books, 2 large print books, 1 audio book (SCD) and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2016-03-02 A new collection of stories previously unpublished in the United States by beloved and best-selling author Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy's best-selling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also show that while times change, people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and others that fall apart. From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing that is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships with each other."A Few of the Girls"is a glorious collection of the very best of her writing, full of the warmth, charm, and humor that has always been essentially Maeve."
 
Title: Flat Stanley and the Firehouse
Author: Jeff Brown
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades Pre-K - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.2; Guided Reading Level: K; I Can Read Level: 2 (Reading with Help) - Stanley is elated. His Stop, Drop, and Roll poster won the Fire Safety Month contest. Stanley's prize is a trip to the firehouse! When Chief Abbot invites him to climb onto a real fire truck, Stanley thinks things can't get any better, but the visit takes an even more exciting turn. Beginning readers will love following along with Stanley's exciting rescue mission. Sometimes flatter is better!
 
Title: Flat Stanley At Bat
Author: Jeff Brown
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades Pre-K - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.2; Guided Reading Level: K; I Can Read Level: 1 (Reading with Help) - A latest early reader tale starring the whimsical Flat Stanley finds him trying out for the baseball team and outwitting the best players until the fairness of his ""flat-vantage"" is called into question.
 
Title: Flipped
Author: Wendlin Van Draanen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.
 
Title: Flora & Ulysses
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 Books and Readers' Guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.
 
Title: Fool Me Once
Author: Harlan Coben
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print copy, 1 SCD and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the course of eight consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben’s page-turning thrillers, filled with his trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense and gut-wrenching emotion. In Fool Me Once, Coben once again outdoes himself... Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who was brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.
 
Title: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Author: Ntozake Shange
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 regular print paperback books, 1 Gale Study Guide, and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975 when it was praised by The New Yorker for "encompassing...every feeling and experience a woman has ever had," for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.
 
Title: The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
Author: Kate Morton
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, a novel that takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through generations and across continents as two women try to uncover their family’s secret past A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-fi rst birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.
 
Title: The Forsaken
Author: Ace Atkins
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2015-07-07 A Quinn Colson Novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Places Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a frenzied posse, and lynched. Now evidence of his innocence has surfaced, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out to identify the stranger’s remains and charge those responsible for the lynching. But as he starts to uncover old lies and secrets of corruption, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose—and they’re not afraid to play dirty. Soon Colson will find himself implicated in terrible crimes, and the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody’s guess who will prevail—or who will come out of it alive. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
 
Title: Four Blue Stars in the Window
Author: Barbara Eymann Mohrman
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Speaker at our 5th annual Book club blowout April 27th, 2013. Benson Branch. Fifty years ago a young girl opened a cardboard box in her basement. Long forgotten, the box contained her father’s World War II uniform, vintage photos, semaphore flags, and other World War II keepsakes. Years later this box of history opened up a world of family pain and joy to author Barbara Eymann Mohrman as she set out on a personal journey to trace her family history. Through extensive interviews and research, she uncovered much more—unspoken Eymann family secrets. This is the gritty story of hard-scrabble life in rural Oakdale, Nebraska (population 851) starting in the heyday of the 1920s along the banks of the meandering Elkhorn River. Chriss Eymann, a newly arrived Swiss immigrant, and his wife, Hattie Mae, raised ten children on the Dust Bowl–ravaged plains during the 1930s in the depths of the Great Depression. Their greatest sacrifice was yet to come—when they found themselves and their adopted country caught up in the greatest conflict the world had ever known. They sent four young sons off to war in the South Pacific and Europe as the family gathered around the Philco radio awaiting news of the war and the bittersweet homecomings. The mother’s flag with its four blue stars on a white field proudly displayed the family’s precious contribution to the war effort. Yet no one could have foreseen the unfolding emotional toll as the story traces in detail and vintage photos from 1930 to 1947 the anguish, the danger, and their everlasting hope with some surprising family news that brings the story full circle.
 
Title: Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story
Author: Lila Perl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan's acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. "The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what's said and in what is left out."--ALA Booklist (starred review) Marion Blumenthal Lazan's unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler's rise to power, the Blumenthal family--father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert--were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany, before finally making it to the United States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a story of courage, hope, and the will to survive. Four Perfect Pebbles features forty archival photographs, including several new to this edition, an epilogue, a bibliography, a map, a reading group guide, an index, and a new afterword by the author. First published in 1996, the book was an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and IRA Young Adults' Choice, and a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the recipient of many other honors. "A harrowing and often moving account."--School Library Journal
 
Title: Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner
Author: Monica Kulling
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K-3; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.9; Guided Reading Level: M - Francis Scott Key was a very busy man. He and his wife had 11 children. He was a lawyer and many people came to him for advice. But whenever he had a moment, he would jot down a line of poetry. He loved writing poems. When the War of 1812 broke out, Francis became even busier. He was well-respected and often called upon to help keep the peace as the war between the United States and England raged on. One fateful night Francis and his friend helped talk the British Navy into releasing a prisoner of war. But they couldn't return home just yet because the Battle of Fort McHenry was starting! If the British captured the fort, America might very well lose its independence. Francis and his friends could only sit on a boat and observe the battle. For 25 hours they watched in awe. What Francis saw inspired him to write a poem that would become America's national anthem! This Step 3 reader is perfect for children who are ready to read independently.
 
Title: Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
Author: Eric Wight
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Wight’s hilarious twists of language are matched with a wicked sense of fun in the illustrations and frequent sequential-paneled episodes of pretend play...Busy illustrations on every page provide appeal for new readers, especially those who love Captain Underpants, Skippyjon Jones and Ricky Ricotta." - Kirkus starred review for Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom Like most kids, Frankie Pickle hates cleaning his room. But what happens when his Mom says he never has to clean it again! Frankie and his unstoppable imagination mean fun. He and his side-kick Argyle become explorers swinging on vines, forging paths through piles of clothes, and scooting past lava pits! They perform flawless surgery on a broken action figure! They spend time in the big house. They even become superheroes. But will all this imagining be enough to conquer... the closet of DOOM?
 
Title: Freak The Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 paperback books, 1 SCD and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
 
Title: Freaky Friday
Author: Mary Rodgers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books, DVD
Location: Main (Downtown)
Like Mother, Like Daughter... Annabel Andrews is tired of her mother telling her on what to do. She's tired of being told to do her homework, clean up her room, and be nice to her little brother, Ape Face. If she were an adult, she could do anything she wanted, like watch TV all day and eat marshmallows for breakfast. One Friday morning, Annabel's wish comes true when she wakes up and realizes she's turned into her mother! But after a major washing machine mishap, losing Ape Face, and a terrible teacher conference, Annabel starts to suspect that being an adult is not as much fun as it seems. One thing's for certain -- this is one freaky Friday she'll never forget!
 
Title: Frindle
Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control. From award-winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own words. Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.
 
Title: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Author: E. L. Konigsburg
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 25 paperback books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Guided Reading Level: S When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation.  And she would live in comfort-at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She invited her brother Jamie to go, too, mostly because he was a miser and would have money The two took up residence in the museum right on schedule.  But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same, and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the museum so beautiful she could not go home until she had discovered its maker, a question that baffled even the experts.  The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler And without her help Claudia might never have found a way to go home.
 
Title: Full Tilt
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sixteen-year-old Blake has always been the responsible one in his dysfunctional family -- the one who drives safely, gets good grades, and looks after his wild younger brother, Quinn. Quinn is his brother's opposite -- a thrill-seeker who's always chasing the next scary rush, no matter what the cost. But Quinn and Blake are in for the surprise of their lives when they're thrust into the world of a bizarre phantom carnival -- and their souls are the price of admission. In order to save his brother, and himself, Blake must survive seven different carnival rides before dawn. Seven rides...it sounds easy. But each ride is full of unexpected dangers, because each ride is a reflection of one of Blake's deepest fears. And the last ride is the worst one of all. Because that's the one that confronts Blake with a terrifying secret from his past -- a secret he's been running from for years. Full of roller-coaster twists and turns, Neal Shusterman's latest page-turner is an Orpheus-like adventure into one boy's psyche.
 
Title: Furiously Happy
Author: Jenny Lawson
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books, 1 audio book (SCD) and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In Furiously Happy, #1New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.
 
Title: Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!
Author: Sandra Boynton
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 15 books and 1 book kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
COW Tousle her fuzzy blue hair. Rub her fuzzy pink nose. PUPPY Skritch the rough brown pad of his paw. PIGGY Stroke her smooth pink snout. Touch her cool green glasses. TURKEY Feel his bumpy red wattle. DUCK Tickle her soft white tummy. and 2 BIRDIES The blue one is crabby. The yellow one is happy. Open the eggs to see what these guys say....
 
Title: Gallop!
Author: Rufus Butler Seder
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 Board Books & 1 Kit Information Folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, and again. A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up the page. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the "persistence of vision" principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing into action-or, in terms kids can relate to, like a video without a screen. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies: Can you gallop like a horse? giddyup-a-loo! Can you strut like a rooster? cock-a-doodle-doo! Every child who opens the book will be amazed-and so will every parent.
 
Title: A Garden in Paris
Author: Grace Whitson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and a reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
After 26 years as the trophy wife of a powerful man, Mary Davis is both a widow with no sense of identity and a mother who doesn’t know how to bridge the gap between herself and her increasingly distant daughter. When Mary finds a framed motto promising that “It’s never too late to be who you might have been,” she is haunted by the memory of an old flame and guilt over the way things ended between them. In a desperate attempt to reconcile the past and find a new future, Mary returns to Paris, the city where she won and lost her first love. Paris will change everything for Mary and her daughter, in ways neither could imagine.
 
Title: Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books& 1 Information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Lois Lowry won her first Newbery Medal in 1994 for The Giver. Six years later, she ushered readers back into its mysterious but plausible future world in Gathering Blue to tell the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future. This second book in the Giver Quartet has been stunningly redesigned in paperback. As she did in The Giver and later Messenger, in Gathering Blue Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Grade Level: 6-8. Guided Reading: X.
 
Title: A Gentleman in Moscow (Large Print)
Author: Amor Towels
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 large print books, 1 Study Guide for Book Clubs and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
 
Title: Geography - Nebraska Kit - Young Adults
Author: Sensational Science Kit
Genre: kits
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 1 Book: 'Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln and Omaha' by Michael Ream 1 Book: 'Black Print with a White Carnation' by Amy Helene Forss 1 Book: 'Ham, Eggs, and Corn Cake' by Erastus F. Beadle 1 Book: 'Historic Photos of Omaha' by Jeffrey Spencer 1 Book: "I Am a Man" by Joe Starita 1 Book: 'Insider's Guide Omaha & Lincoln' by Sarah Baker Hansen $ 1 Book: 'River City Empire' by Orville D. Menard 1 Book: 'The Gate City' by Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell 1 Book: 'The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central' by Steve Marantz 1 Book: 'Upstream Metropolis' by Lawrence H. Larsen 1 Map: "Paths of Discovery!" 1 Map: "State Highway Map: Nebraska" 1 Booklet: "National Historic Trails Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guide" 1 Item: Plastic Bin
Location: Main (Downtown)
1 Book: 'Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln and Omaha' by Michael Ream 1 Book: 'Black Print with a White Carnation' by Amy Helene Forss 1 Book: 'Ham, Eggs, and Corn Cake' by Erastus F. Beadle 1 Book: 'Historic Photos of Omaha' by Jeffrey Spencer 1 Book: "I Am a Man" by Joe Starita 1 Book: 'Insider's Guide Omaha & Lincoln' by Sarah Baker Hansen 1 Book: 'River City Empire' by Orville D. Menard 1 Book: 'The Gate City' by Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell 1 Book: 'The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central' by Steve Marantz 1 Book: 'Upstream Metropolis' by Lawrence H. Larsen 1 Item: Plastic Bin
 
Title: Geography - Nebraska Kit - Children's
Author: Sensational Science Kit
Genre: kits
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 1 Book: 'Anna's Blizzard' by Alison Hart 1 Book: 'C Is for Cornhusker' by Rajean Luebs Shepherd 1 Book: 'Games from Long Ago' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'Great Pioneer Projects' by Rachel Dickinson 1 Book: 'Heading West' by Pat McCarthy 1 Book: 'Homeward the Arrow's Flight' by Marion Marsh Brown 1 Book: 'In the New World' by Gerda Raidt and Christa Holtei 1 Book: 'Linnie's Letters' by Candri Hodges 1 Book: 'Nebraska' by Ann Heinrichs 1 Book: Nebraska Coloring Book by Carol Marsh 1 Book: 'Night of the Twisters' by Ivy Ruckman 1 Book: 'Room One' by Andrew Clements 1 Book: 'Standing Bear of the Ponca' by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve 1 Book: 'The schoolchildren's Blizzard' by Marty Rhodes Figley 1 Book: 'The Sioux' by Donna Janell Bowman 1 Book: 'Until the Last Spike' by William Durbin 1 Book: 'Visual Dictionary of a Pioneer Community' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'What's Great about Nebraska' by Darice Bailer 1 Item: Plastic Bin
Location: Main (Downtown)
1 Book: 'Anna's Blizzard' by Alison Hart 1 Book: 'C Is for Cornhusker' by Rajean Luebs Shepherd 1 Book: 'Games from Long Ago' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'Great Pioneer Projects' by Rachel Dickinson 1 Book: 'Heading West' by Pat McCarthy 1 Book: 'Homeward the Arrow's Flight' by Marion Marsh Brown 1 Book: 'In the New World' by Gerda Raidt and Christa Holtei 1 Book: 'Linnie's Letters' by Candri Hodges 1 Book: 'Nebraska' by Ann Heinrichs 1 Book: Nebraska Coloring Book by Carol Marsh 1 Book: 'Night of the Twisters' by Ivy Ruckman 1 Book: 'Room One' by Andrew Clements 1 Book: 'Standing Bear of the Ponca' by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve 1 Book: 'The schoolchildren's Blizzard' by Marty Rhodes Figley 1 Book: 'The Sioux' by Donna Janell Bowman 1 Book: 'Until the Last Spike' by William Durbin 1 Book: 'Visual Dictionary of a Pioneer Community' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'What's Great about Nebraska' by Darice Bailer 1 Item: Plastic Bin
 
Title: Ghost
Author: Jason Reynolds
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 paperback books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel in a new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?
 
Title: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
Author: April Henry
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books, 1 SCD and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 8-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.7; Guided Reading Level: Z - She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. In her trademark riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion) as they race against the clock to stay alive.
 
Title: Give a Girl a Knife
Author: Amy Thielen
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman’s journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining—and back again—in search of her culinary roots   Before Amy Thielen frantically plated rings of truffled potatoes in some of New York City’s finest kitchens—for chefs David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten—she grew up in a northern Minnesota town home to the nation’s largest French fry factory, the headwaters of the fast food nation, with a mother whose generous cooking dripped with tenderness, drama, and an overabundance of butter.        Inspired by her grandmother’s tales of cooking in the family farmhouse, Thielen moves north with her artist husband to a rustic, off-the-grid cabin deep in the woods. There, standing at the stove three times a day, she finds the seed of a growing food obsession that leads her to the sensory madhouse of New York’s top haute cuisine brigades. But, like a magnet, the foods of her youth draw her back home, where she comes face to face with her past and a curious truth: that beneath every foie gras sauce lies a rural foundation of potatoes and onions.
 
Title: The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books, 1 spoken CD, 1 teacher's literature guide, and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.9; Guided Reading Level: Y - Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
 
Title: The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books, 1 audiobook and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.
 
Title: Glass Houses
Author: Louise Penny
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, and readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment. In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.
 
Title: Glass Sword
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 10 books and information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Mare Barrow's blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
 
Title: Go Ask Alice
Author: (Filed by Title) Anonymous
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books & 1 information folder. In alpha order on shelf by title as author is anonymous.
Location: Main (Downtown)
It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl's harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful -- and as timely -- today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction. Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12. Guided reading: 1010L.
 
Title: Go West, Amelia Bedelia
Author: Herman Parish
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
One day, out West at the Double B Ranch, a stranger appears . . . Amelia Bedelia! Amelia Bedelia visits her uncle's dude ranch and makes herself at home on the range, getting all tied up (by her own lasso) and stopping a stampede (with only her own two hands)! The West sure is wild when Amelia Bedelia comes to town!
 
Title: The Goldfinch
Author: Donna Tartt
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books, SCD (no barcode), and 2 readers' guides
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2013-10-22 WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
 
Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Emus
Author: Donna Andrews
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Meg Langslow knows that murder is never pretty. And things are about to take an ugly turn. . . Go ahead...make Meg's day. It's not as if her life could get any weirder. Meg's long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, entered her life a few years ago after seeing Meg's picture in the paper-she's a dead ringer for her grandmother, Cordelia, after all. Now local private investigator Stanley Denton has been hired to track down Cordelia's whereabouts...only to find that she mysteriously passed away within the year. And Meg's newly found cousin, Annabel, claims it was murder. So much for afestive family reunion... "A sprightly mystery...Andrews's readers, who have come to expect a little silliness, fun-loving characters, and endings that are tough to predict, won't be disappointed." -Publishers Weekly Stanley and Meg agree to help track down the killer and get justice for Cordelia. Dr. Blake has an idea about how to distract the locals from their investigation: He'll stage a rescue of the feral emus that have escaped from an abandoned local farm. When murder strikes again, Meg suspects that the killer may indeed be among the flock of rescue volunteers...but what now? While her grandfather pursues that lead, Meg continues to investigate both murders with a lot of help from Annabel, who canshed some light on some long-buried family secrets. But will they solve the case before the killer strikes again? "Andrews's smooth and erudite style, realistic snappy dialogue, and subtle humor create an intriguing and entertaining romp."-New York Journal of Books
 
Title: Gossamer
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boy face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.
 
Title: Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books, 1 spoken CD, and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.
 
Title: Gracias a Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
- Nos gusta este libro porque: - es un Newbery Honor Book y el New York Times best-seller. - Temas como la amistad, la soledad y la aceptación son explorados en profundidad. - Retrata una conmovedora relación entre una niña y su perro. - Los niños que también se sienten solos pueden identificar con Opal y darse cuenta de que siempre hay esperanza. Opal, una niña de 10 anos, va a comprar al supermercado y … vuelve a casa con un perro. Opal y su padre viven desde hace poco tiempo en Florida. Gracias a su perro, la niña consigue muy buenos amigos. Aprende a escuchar a los demás y a entender el mundo en el que vive.
 
Title: Grandma Gatewood's Walk
Author: Ben Montgomery
Genre: ____
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood atop Maine's Mount Katahdin. There she sang the first verse of "America, the Beautiful" and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person--man or woman--to walk it twice and three times. Gatewood became a hiking celebrity and appeared on TV and in the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence, and interviewed surviving family members and those she met along her hike, all to answer the question so many asked: Why did she do it? The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire readers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. Even those who know of Gatewood don't know the full story--a story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, hope from suffering.
 
Title: The Great Alone
Author: Kristin Hannah
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book, 1 readers guide, and 1 Study Guide for Book Clubs by Kathryn Cope
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska?a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.Age Range: Adult .
 
Title: The Great Brain
Author: John D. Fitzgerald
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and an information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
This first book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. The best con man in the Midwest is only ten years old. Tom, a.k.a., the Great Brain, is a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. When the Jenkins boys get lost in Skeleton Cave, the Great Brain saves the day. Whether it's saving the kids at school, or helping out Peg-leg Andy, or Basil, the new kid at school, the Great Brain always manages to come out on top-and line his pockets in the process.
 
Title: The Great Gilly Hopkins
Author: Katherine Paterson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly.
 
Title: Greedy Python
Author: Richard Buckley
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this humorous story about manners, respect, and friendship, a greedy python eats every creature he comes across in the jungle. From a tiny mouse to an enormous elephant, the devoured animals eventually befriend one another in the belly of the snake, where they team up and kick the inside of the python until he spits them out. Rather than learning his lesson, the python sticks to his greedy ways. When he spots his own tail and mistakes it for food, he swallows himself and...disappears!
 
Title: The Green Glass Sea
Author: Ellen Klages
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books & 1 Information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-9; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.5; Guided Reading Level: W - It is 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is traveling west on a train to live with her scientist father—but no one, not her father nor the military guardians who accompany her, will tell her exactly where he is. When she reaches Los Alamos, New Mexico, she learns why: he's working on a top secret government program. Over the next few years, Dewey gets to know eminent scientists, starts tinkering with her own mechanical projects, becomes friends with a budding artist who is as much of a misfit as she is—and, all the while, has no idea how the Manhattan Project is about to change the world. This book's fresh prose and fascinating subject are like nothing you've read before.
 
Title: Gregor The Overlander (Underland Chronicles: Book One)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books, 1 reader's guide, and 1 kit information folder. 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
 
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author: Mary Ann Shaffer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
 
Title: Guerra Civil en domingo
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: about 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Spanish Language Translation - In the 21st installment of the Magic Tree House Series, Jack and Annie not only get transported back in time to the American Civil War; they also get to meet the famous nurse Clara Barton!
 
Title: Guerra Revolucionaria en miercoles
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: about 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent and Guided Reading Level: not available - Spanish Language Translation - When Jack and Annie are sent back in time to the Revolutionary War, George Washington is preparing for a sneak attack. Bad weather is approaching and the kids discover it is up to them to make sure the course of history does not get changed.
 
Title: Guys Read: Funny Business
Author: Jon Scieszka
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenaged mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk.
 
Title: Guys Write for Guys Read
Author: Jon Scieszka
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
There's something for every guy in this collection of stories, mini-memoirs, advice, poems, comics and drawings chosen by readers on the Guys Read web site.
 
Title: Half Magic
Author: Edward Eager
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 18 books (#11 weeded & #14 missing) & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes. Edward Eager's hilarious and heartwarming Half Magic has been working wizardry on young readers for fifty years. Grade Level: 6-8. Guided reading level: T.
 
Title: The Handmaid's Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book, 1 spoken CD, 1 DVD, and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.
 
Title: Hansel and Gretel/Hansel y Gretel: A Biligual Book (Bilingual Fairy Tales)
Author: Elisabet Abeya
Genre: Fairy Tale
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 19 regular print books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
The classic tale of Hansel and Gretel offers an entertaining way for children to practice bilingual language skills.
 
Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book One)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and a reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
 
Title: Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 24 books, 1 audiobook, 1 teacher's guide and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5-9; Grade Level Equivalent: 6.3; Guided Reading Level: R - After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
 
Title: Hatchet (Bag #2)
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 25 books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6.3; Guided Reading Level: R - After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
 
Title: Hate That Cat
Author: Sharon Creech
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books & 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest level = Grades 4-8. Guided Reading level = T. Jack is only trying to save that fat black cat stuck in the tree by hi sbus stop but the cat scratches him instead. At school, Miss Stretchberry introduces Jack to poetry.
 
Title: The Hate U Give (Kit #1)
Author: Angie Thomas
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books and 1 folder in 2 bags
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
 
Title: The Hate U Give (Kit #2)
Author: Thomas. Angie
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 12 print books, 1 SCD and 1 readers' guide in 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
 
Title: The Hate U Give (Kit #3)
Author: Angie Thomas
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 12 print books, 1 SCD and 1 readers' guide in 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
 
Title: The Hate U Give (Kit #4)
Author: Angie Thomas
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 readers' guide in 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
 
Title: Have You Seen My Cat
Author: Eric Carle
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 22 books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In Eric Carle’s charming and popular story, Have You Seen My Cat?, a little boy worries about his missing cat and travels to different places in search of his pet. The boy encounters numerous feline counterparts as he searches, including lions, leopards, and tigers—but it isn’t until the last page that he finally finds his missing pet!
 
Title: Having Fun!
Author: Jessica Stockham
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sharing, helping and having fun with friends are all important life skills. this series is designed to explore all theses activites.
 
Title: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes ...
Author: Annie Kubler
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 board books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades P-K; Guided Reading Level: A. This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
 
Title: Heartbeat
Author: Sharon Creech
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Age Range: 9-11 / Grade Level: 3 - 5 / Heartbeat is a novel written in poetry. Twelve-year-old Annie ponders the many rhythms of life the year that her mother becomes pregnant, her grandfather begins faltering, and her best friend (and running partner) becomes distant.
 
Title: Heat
Author: Mike Lupica
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books & 1 Information Folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof. Guided reading: V. Grade Level: 6-9.
 
Title: Heidi
Author: Johanna Spyri
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 21 paperback books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.
 
Title: The help (Kit #1)
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women- mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends-view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Helpis a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.
 
Title: Henry Huggins
Author: Beverly Cleary
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Henry Huggins feels that nothing very interesting ever happens to him. But from the moment a stray dog in the drugstore begs for a taste of his ice-cream cone and downs it in one gulp, everything is different. Henry names the dog Ribsy and decides to keep him. Before Henry even reaches home with Ribsy he spends all of his money, gets kicked off three buses, and enjoys a hair-raising ride in a police car. And that's only the beginning of Henry's exciting new life!
 
Title: Henry Huggins (Spanish Edition)
Author: Beverly Cleary
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Henry Huggins feels that nothing very interesting ever happens to him. But from the moment a stray dog in the drugstore begs for a taste of his ice-cream cone and downs it in one gulp, everything is different. Henry names the dog Ribsy and decides to keep him. Before Henry even reaches home with Ribsy he spends all of his money, gets kicked off three buses, and enjoys a hair-raising ride in a police car. And that's only the beginning of Henry's exciting new life! This is a high-quality Spanish language edition of the beloved Beverly Cleary classic. La vida cambia para Henry Huggins con la aparición de Ribsy, un perro flaco y desgarbado que encuentra un día a la salida de la Y.M.C.A. Juntos corren toda clase de aventuras, desde perder un hermoso balón de fútbol, hastacelebrar una Navidad "verde". Con Ribsy aprende el valor del trabajo, el respeto a la propiedad ajena y también que todos merecemos ganar un premio, incluso un perro feúcho y de raza desconocida. Pero lo más importante para Henry será averiguar con quién decidirá quedarse Ribsy.
 
Title: Hi! Fly Guy
Author: Tedd Arnold
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship...er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick and silly drawings, best-selling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun.
 
Title: Hibernation Station
Author: Michelle Meadows
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Rhyming text and pictures introduce the reader to a variety of animals as they try to snuggle in to sleep.
 
Title: Hidden Figures
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, 2 SCD's, and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future.
 
Title: Hidden Figures (Large Print)
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 large print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future.
 
Title: Hidden Figures (Young Reader's Edition)
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books, 1 audiobook & 1 information folder. In 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6-8;9-12 Guided Reading Level: U - Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens."-- adapted from publisher website.
 
Title: Hillbilly Elegy
Author: J.D. Vance
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print, 1 SCD, and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
 
Title: Hip-Hop High School
Author: Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Theresa Anderson is every kind of smart but, with the example of super-achieving older brother towering over her, she hasn't even been trying. With her parents and teachers always on her case and her best friend pregnant and dropped out of school, Theresa turns to hip-hop for comfort. Theresa meets Devon, whose tough-guy reputation conceals a blazing ambition for academic success. They help each other face up to their talent and ambition, but then Devon gets shot in a street fight, leaving Theresa with two unfinished college applications and time is running out...
 
Title: Hiroshima
Author: Laurence Yep
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Based on real accounts by Hiroshima survivors, the fictional story of twelve-year-old Sachi follows her witness to the devastation in her city as a result of the bombing and describes her healing process as she helps to rebuild her home.
 
Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 24 books. Bag also contains 2 teacher's literature guides and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.
 
Title: Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide, a reader's guide, and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
 
Title: Holidays on Ice
Author: David Sedaris
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).
 
Title: Home Address: ISS
Author: James Buckley
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
There are no refrigerators in space—think about it! Life on the International Space Station is well, another, way of life: you wake up in a sleeping bag tied to the wall; open a food package which keeps your meals from floating away, and then maybe go to work . . . walking in space! (And the toilet? That’s a story!) A lively reader about daily life on the ISS.
 
Title: Home of the Brave
Author: Katherine Applegate
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 regular print books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.
 
Title: Homework Machine
Author: Dan Gutman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 22 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.Grade level: 4-6. Guided reading level: Q.
 
Title: The Hoopster
Author: Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Andre Anderson is an African American teenager with a bright future. He loves to play basketball. He loves to hang out with his friends. He loves to laugh. Andre has skills, brains, and heart. He also has a dream. Then he is viciously attacked. Now everything he ever believed about the world has been called into question. Even his deadly jump shot. How can a man get up when he has been unjustly beaten down? Andre is about to find out. Andre is The Hoopster.
 
Title: Hoot
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a Teacher’s Literature Guide and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest level: Grades 6-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.8; Guided Reading Level: W - Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
 
Title: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Author: Jamie Ford
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 13 regular print books, 1 SCD, and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, a man embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.
 
Title: A House for Hermit Crab
Author: Eric Carle
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and an information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Age Range: 5 - 7 years Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2 Lexile Measure: 0550  Series: The World of Eric Carle Paperback: 32 pages Hermit Crab seeks the perfect home—and learns to appreciate change—in this Ready-to-Read edition of Eric Carle’s beloved story. In this classic story from Eric Carle, Hermit Crab grows out of one house after another as he searches for the perfect home. Children who must change schools, move to a new town, or even graduate to a new grade in school will relate to Hermit Crab’s situation and take heart as they see that growing up isn’t really so scary after all. Filled with whimsy and wisdom—and based on the true behaviors of the hermit crab—this modern classic features Eric Carle’s trademark vibrant collage illustrations and lively text that has been adapted into a Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition, making it ideal for newly independent readers.
 
Title: The House Girl
Author: Tara Conklin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, whose lives unexpectedly intertwine . . . 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. 1852: Josephine is a seventeen-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm--an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell. It is through her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers a controversy rocking the art world: art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of the slaves who worked her Virginia tobacco farm, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine. A descendant of Josephine's would be the per-fect face for the lawsuit--if Lina can find one. But nothing is known about Josephine's fate following Lu Anne Bell's death in 1852. In piecing together Josephine's story, Lina embarks on a journey that will lead her to question her own life, including the full story of her mother's mysterious death twenty years before. Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and asks whether truth can be more important than justice.
 
Title: The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books, 1 teachers' literature guide, and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.  Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
 
Title: How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
Author: Jane Yolen
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their beloved dinosaurs in a new format with this fun, read-aloud board book that teaches young children to count from one to ten! Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics. How do dinosaurs count to ten? Over and over and over again! This brand new board book format brings the gigantic humor of bestselling, award-winning team Jane Yolen and Mark Teague to the youngest readers, helping them learn to count from one to ten with a simple, rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations! A perfect companion book to the other HOW DO DINOSAURS tales, and a great baby gift as well.
 
Title: How to Eat Fried Worms
Author: Thomas Rockwell
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 19 books and 1 information kit
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5; Guided Reading Level: R - Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Worst Class Trip Ever, and the Tapper Twins series "will revolt and delight" in How to Eat Fried Worms. Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is "The bigger and juicier, the better!" At first Billy's problem is whether or not he can swallow the worm placed before him, even with a choice of condiments from peanut butter to horseradish. But later it looks as if Billy will win, and the challenge becomes getting to the worm to eat it. Billy's family, after checking with the doctor, takes everything in stride. They even help Billy through his gastronomic ordeal, which twists and turns with each new day, leaving the outcome of the bet continually in doubt. This edition also includes an eight-page full color insert with photos from the movie! Praise for How to Eat Fried Worms: [STAR] "The clear writing, clever illustrations, and revolting subject matter are sure to make a hit."--School Library Journal, Starred Review "A hilarious story that will revolt and delight....Colorful, original writing in a much-needed comic vein."--Booklist "Rockwell's sensibilities (if that's the word) are so uncannily close to those of the average ten-year-old boy that one begins to admire Billy as a really sharp operator."--Kirkus Reviews
 
Title: How to Find Love in a Bookshop
Author: Veronica Henry
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
“Absolutely delightful.” —People 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 bookshop 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.  Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future—and not just within the pages on the shelves. How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.
 
Title: Hoyos
Author: Louis Sachar
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
For use in schools and libraries only. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
 
Title: The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 25 books. Also contains a Novel-Ties Study Guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eleanor Estes's The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn't and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it's too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda's classmates, ultimately decides that she is never going to stand by and say nothing again. This powerful, timeless story has been reissued in paperback with a new letter from the author's daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin’s original artwork in beautifully restored color.
 
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 27 paperback books, 1 teacher's literature guide and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.3; Guided Reading Level: Z - A chilling tale of survival from the New York Times bestselling author. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
 
Title: I am a man : Chief Standing Bear's journey for justice
Author: Joe Starita
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1877, Chief Standing Bear’s Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe’s own Trail of Tears. “I Am a Man” chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son to their traditional burial ground. Along the way, it examines the complex relationship between the United States government and the small, peaceful tribe and the legal consequences of land swaps and broken treaties, while never losing sight of the heartbreaking journey the Ponca endured. It is a story of survival---of a people left for dead who arose from the ashes of injustice, disease, neglect, starvation, humiliation, and termination. On another level, it is a story of life and death, despair and fortitude, freedom and patriotism. A story of Christian kindness and bureaucratic evil. And it is a story of hope---of a people still among us today, painstakingly preserving a cultural identity that had sustained them for centuries before their encounter with Lewis and Clark in the fall of 1804. Before it ends, Standing Bear’s long journey home also explores fundamental issues of citizenship, constitutional protection, cultural identity, and the nature of democracy---issues that continue to resonate loudly in twenty-first-century America. It is a story that questions whether native sovereignty, tribal-based societies, and cultural survival are compatible with American democracy. Standing Bear successfully used habeas corpus, the only liberty included in the original text of the Constitution, to gain access to a federal court and ultimately his freedom. This account aptly illuminates how the nation’s delicate system of checks and balances worked almost exactly as the Founding Fathers envisioned, a system arguably out of whack and under siege today. Joe Starita’s well-researched and insightful account reads like historical fiction as his careful characterizations and vivid descriptions bring this piece of American history brilliantly to life.
 
Title: I Am Malala
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 regular print books, 1 Sound CD, and 1 Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1; Guided Reading Level: Y - A Memoir by the Youngest Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
 
Title: I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women's Lives
Author: Ellen Goodman
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman and novelist-journalist Patricia O'Brien provide a thoughtful, deeply personal look at the enduring bonds of friendship between women. Friends for twenty-seven years, they have served as confessors and advisers to each other during romantic, career, and child-raising crises, and have shopped together, laughed together, and enjoyed a bond unlike any other. Drawing on interviews with numerous women, the authors take readers into the heart of "the place where women do the work of their lives, the growing, the understanding, the reflection," and illuminate both the fragility and strength of relationships that are irreplaceable lifelines. I KNOW JUST WHAT YOU MEAN WILL STRIKE A CHORD WITH WOMEN OF ALL AGES.
 
Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 books. 1 reader's guide, and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.
 
Title: I Survived The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times? In this thrilling addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, readers are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant Mount Vesuvius erupts. Does he have what it takes to survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?
 
Title: I Survived The Great Chicago Fire, 1871
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 25 paperback books and 1 kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 1-5; Guided Reading Level R - Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar! Will Oscar survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?  Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this New York Times-bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!
 
Title: I Survived The Joplin Tornado, 2011
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8; Guided Reading Level: R - Eleven-year-old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado. So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr. Norman Rays, he has to say yes! Dr. Rays is the host of Tornado Mysteries, the show that Dex and his older brother, Jeremy, watched every night until Jeremy joined the U.S. Navy SEALs and left Joplin. Dex certainly knows how deadly tornadoes can be, but this one isn't heading toward Joplin, and wouldn't it be great to have a brave and exciting story of his own to tell Jeremy when he comes home? But when the tornado shifts direction, Dexter's bravery is about to get seriously tested...
 
Title: I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey. Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water...
 
Title: I Survived: The Children's Blizzard, 1888
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 paperback books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Historical Fiction Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he's about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane that slammed into America's midwest without warning. Within hours, America's prairie would be buried under ten feet of snow. Hundreds would be dead, thousands terrified and lost and freezing. John never wanted to move to the wide-open prairie. He's a city kid, not a tough pioneer! But his inner strength is seriously tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow, the wind like a giant crushing hammer, pounding him over and over again. Will John ever find his way home?
 
Title: I Went Walking
Author: Sue Williams
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A young child goes for a walk and discovers a colorful parade of animals along the way. "What a charmer. . . . An excellent story hour choice.--Booklist
 
Title: I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
Author: Caitlin Alifirenka
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: About 20 books and 1 Reader's Guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2; Guided Reading Level: Not Available - It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of -- so she chose it. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen pal letter. There were only ten letters, and forty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.
 
Title: Ida B (Spanish Edition)
Author: Katherine Hannigan
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ida B lives life to the fullest, firmly believing there is never enough time for fun. When her mother develops cancer, her parents sell part of their orchard and send Ida B to public school rather than homeschooling her. The changes leave her feeling fiercely angry and betrayed.
 
Title: Ida B.. and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Author: Katherine Hannigan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books & 1 information folder. Bag #2 (Separate set of 25 items)
Location: Main (Downtown)
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school. Ida B is a fourth grader like no other, who's living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other. How does Ida B cope when outside forces attempt to derail her, her family, and her future? She just wants her life to go back to the way it was. What Ida B needs is the perfect plan to fix things.Interest Level: NA Grade Level Equivalent: 3-5 Guided Reading Level: S
 
Title: Ida B:… and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Author: Katherine Hannigan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.
 
Title: If You Were a Noun
Author: Michael Dahl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books and an information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
This series uses vibrantly colored illustrations and whimsical layouts to offer children an accessible introduction to grammar fundamentals. Michael Dahl's If You Were an Adjective (2006) combines simple phrases with striking, highly textured pictures of --Book Links These concept books define parts of speech and give examples of their usage. The examples are in capital letters and in a color different from the surrounding text. Bright acrylic illustrations will help younger children visualize each part of speech. The --School Library Journal
 
Title: I'll Push You
Author: Patrick Gray
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
True account - Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other’s weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he’d never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin. So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick’s immediate response was: “I’ll push you.” I’ll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You’ll discover how love and faith can push past all limits?and make us the best versions of ourselves.
 
Title: I'm a Little Teapot
Author: Annie Kubler
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 books and kit information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
This award winning series has been specifically designed for babies. A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text. Singing songs and rhymes is the perfect way to bond with your baby and share quality time. It also aids language development by introducing them to the natural sounds and patterns of speech. Combining these with actions also stimulates the brain and helps muscle development.
 
Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks #1
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia—a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo—to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family—past and present—is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family—especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah, who was devastated to learn about her mother’s cells. She was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Did it hurt her when researchers infected her cells with viruses and shot them into space? What happened to her sister, Elsie, who died in a mental institution at the age of fifteen? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn’t her children afford health insurance? Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.
 
Title: The Immortalists
Author: Chloe Benjamin
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, and 1 readers' guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief.
 
Title: In the Belly of Jonah
Author: Sandra Brannan
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2010-09-01 In the Belly of Jonah is a fast-paced mystery with a likable protagonist and an intricately woven narrative brimming with bizarre yet believable twists. The first in a series, the book expertly lays the groundwork for Liv Bergen, amateur sleuth, and her love interest, FBI Agent Streeter Pierce. Liv becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of Jill Brannigan, a summer intern at the limestone mine Liv manages near Fort Collins, Colorado (a breathtaking setting that unwittingly becomes an accessory to crime). In doing so, she inadvertently puts her friends, her family, and herself at risk of being swallowed in the belly of a madman bloated with perverse appetites for women, surrealistic art, and renown. Perhaps a bit too daring (and at times irreverent) for her own good, "Boots," as Liv's eight siblings call her, soon realizes she has a knack for outsmarting and tracking down the Venus de Milo murderer-and she enjoys it! As the gripping plot of In the Belly of Jonah unfolds, Liv Bergen takes her place alongside the best female crime-solvers as a woman with smarts, self-confidence, and intuitive savvy.
 
Title: In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5-6; Grade Level Equivalent: Not available; Guided Reading Level: Not available The New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, adapted by the author for young readers. On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea , Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories. "Horrifyingly engrossing." -- Kirkus Reviews "A compelling saga of desperation and survival." -- School Library Journal
 
Title: In the Unlikely Event
Author: Judy Blume
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 17 regular print books, 1 large print, 1 audiobook and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place--Nat King Cole singing "Unforgettable," Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume's unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: "Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting--the early 1950s--is especially well realized through period references and incidents." --Booklist (starred review) and "In Blume's latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human." --Publishers Weekly
 
Title: The Incredible Journey
Author: Sheila Burnford
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 regular print books, 1 reader's guide, 1 teacher's guide, and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: Inkheart
Author: Corneilia Funke
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can read fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
 
Title: The Inquisitor's Tale
Author: Adam Gidwitz
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 regular print books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution.
 
Title: Inside Out and Back Again
Author: Thanhha Lai
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.3; Guided Reading Level: W - For all the ten years of her life, Ha has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Ha and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. This is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next.
 
Title: An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive... #1
Author: Laura Schroff
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Stopping was never part of the plan . . . She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades. Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.
 
Title: An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive... #2
Author: Laura Schroff
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 16 regular print, 1 readers guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Stopping was never part of the plan . . . She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades. Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.
 
Title: Iron Lake: A Novel
Author: William Kent Krueger
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
William Kent Krueger joined the ranks of today's best suspense novelists with this thrilling, universally acclaimed debut. Conjuring "a sense of place he's plainly honed firsthand in below-zero prairie" (Kirkus Reviews), Krueger brilliantly evokes northern Minnesota's lake country -- and reveals the dark side of its snow-covered landscape. Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, there's not much that can shock him. But when the town's judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal. As a lakeside blizzard buries Aurora, Cork must dig out the truth among town officials who seem dead-set on stopping his investigation in its tracks. But even Cork freezes up when faced with the harshest enemy of all: a small-town secret that hits painfully close to home.
 
Title: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author: Scott O'Dell
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 25 books, 1 audiobook on SCD, 1 readers' guide and 1 Literature Unit Guide for teachers. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and reader’s guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.4; Guided Reading Level: V - A young Indian girl learns the art of survival when she is stranded on an isolated Pacific island. Scholastic Book Wizard Summary: Karana, an Indian girl, lives happily with her people on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. It is an island in the Pacific that gets its name from its beautiful shape. From above it looks like a dolphin lying on its side, "with its tail pointing toward sunrise," sunning itself in the sea. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds thrive. Karana's people live in harmony among the other animals on and around the island as they have for generations. Her father is the chief of the village. And then one day a boat comes captained by a Russian man, who "looked at the little harbor as though it already belonged to him." The captain and his crew wish to hunt sea otter on their own terms. Their disregard for the ways of the Indians leads to bloody consequences, and Karana's family is destroyed, and eventually with the arrival of more white men, the entire community disappears from the island, save Karana.
 
Title: It Is Well with My Soul: The Extraordinary Life of a 106-Year-Old Woman
Author: Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An African American centenarian who saw W. E. B. Du Bois speak in 1924 and attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 shares wisdom from a life well lived during a crucial period in American history Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson was an inspirational, dynamic, and one-of-a-kind woman, whose ordinary life was nothing less than extraordinary throughout the course of her 106 years. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Ella Mae was the child of former slaves and experienced the best and worst of the past century in America—from the Jim Crow era and the Great Depression to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009, which she memorably attended. Through it all, she endured—and thrived—by adhering to the example of the Good Samaritan: the belief that compassion is the key to the good life and offering to help without expecting payback brings its own rewards. In It Is Well with My Soul, Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson shares her insights on living a long and enjoyable life and her hopes for the future.
 
Title: Jacob Have I Loved
Author: Katherine Paterson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 book, a teacher's literature guide and an informational folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride. Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from Louise: their parents' love, Louise's chances for an education, her dreams for the future. They have spent their lives entwined -- sleeping in the same room, eating at the same table, learning in the same classroom -- and yet somehow nothing can bring them together. Louise's only hope lies in seeking a place for herself beyond the stretch of Rass's shores and her sister's shadow. What will it take for her to break free?
 
Title: Jake and Lily
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.2; Guided Reading Level: S - Jake and Lily are twins. Even though they seem pretty different, they feel exactly the same, almost like two halves of one person. When one of them gets hurt, the other can feel it. They can communicate without words. And mysteriously, every year on their birthday, they sleepwalk to a train station in the middle of the night. But the year they turn eleven, everything changes. Their parents announce it's time for separate bedrooms, and Jake starts hanging out with a pack of boys on the block. Lily is devastatedâe"not to mention really, really mad. And as she struggles to make friends and get a life apart from her twin, Jake finds himself dealing with a neighborhood bully and has to decide what kind of person he really is.
 
Title: James and the Giant Peach
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 paperback books, 1 Novel-Ties Study Guide and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
James Trotter loses his parents in a horrible accident and is forced to live-miserably-with his two wicked aunts. Then James is given some magic crystals that give him hope. But when he accidentally spills these crystals on an old peach tree, strange things begin to happen. A peach starts to grow and grow until James is able to climb inside and escape his awful aunts! And through this adventure, he makes some interesting friends, including Grasshopper, Earthworm, Miss Spider, and Centipede, and finally finds a place where he belongs.
 
Title: Jefferson's Sons
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and book club kit information
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8; Grade Level Equivalent: Not available; Guided Reading Level: X This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children. As each child grows up and tells his story, the contradiction between slavery and freedom becomes starker, calliing into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This poignant story sheds light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.
 
Title: Jesse
Author: Gary Soto
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1; Guided Reading Level: Y - Two Mexican American brothers hope that junior college will help them escape their heritage of tedious physical labor.
 
Title: John Adams
Author: David G. McCullough
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Chronicles the life of America's second president.
 
Title: Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 SCD and 1 reader's guide
Location: Abrahams Branch
It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .
 
Title: Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Author: Megan McDonald
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"This sequel to JUDY MOODY handily matches the original in zip and wit . . . Even Judy could spell two words that describe both the plot and its heroine: f-r-e-s-h and f-u-n-n-y."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) Everyone knows that Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and this time she’s in a jealous mood. Jealous of classmate Jessica Finch, that is, who gets her picture on the front page of the newspaper, just for winning a spelling bee. But when Judy Moody sets off in pursuit of her own fame and happiness, watch out! She is so determined, she just might find it - or will she merely become more infamous than ever?
 
Title: Judy Moody Girl Detective
Author: Megan McDonald
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and kit instruction folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
It’s an honest-to-jeepers mystery! Agent Judy Drewdy sets out to solve the case of the missing puppy when a canine-cop-in-training vanishes into thin air. Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a reallife, scare-your-pants-off whodunit. Was Mr. Chips stolen by dirty dognappers? And why are chocolate-chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings, along with clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries, as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!
 
Title: Judy Moody Se Vuelve Famosa
Author: Megan Mcdonald
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Good moods, bad moods- Judy has a mood for every occasion! Right now she's in a jealous mood - jealous of Jessica Finch, whose picture is on the front page of the newspaper. So Judy sets off in pursuit of her own fame and fortune. But all her efforts could just end up making her more infamous than ever! Description in Spanish: Judy Moody cambia de humor muy fácilmente, y ¡en un día puede pasar por todos! Desde que su compañerita sabelotodo sale en el periódico por ganar un concurso de ortografía, Judy se empeña a toda costa en hacer algo que la haga famosa a ella también
 
Title: The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant lured by appealing advertisements, comes to Chicago to make money in the stockyards, but the reality is different from what he expects.
 
Title: The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6-8 & 9-12; Guided Reading Level: V. A classic story of friendship between man and beast. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends. Brilliantly introduced by bestselling author, Christopher Paolini.
 
Title: Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth
Author: Barbara Park
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sometimes life is P.U. Junie B.'s having a rough week. First she got punishment for shooting off her mouth in kindergarten. And now she's in big trouble again! 'Cause Monday is Job Day, and Junie B. told her class that she's got the bestest job of all. Only, what the heck is it?
 
Title: The Juvie Three
Author: Gordon Korman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books and 1 Information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway house, hoping to make a difference in their lives. One night there is a scuffle, and Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious. When he awakes in the hospital, he has no memory of them or of the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left. But if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last. Grade Level: 6-8. Guided Reading Level: NC730L
 
Title: Killer Pizza
Author: Greg Taylor
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
While working as summer employees in a local pizza parlor, three teenagers are recruited by an underground organization of monster hunters.
 
Title: Killers of the Flower Moon
Author: David Grann
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books, 1 large print book, and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.  As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
 
Title: Killing Kennedy
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly'sKilling Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly'sKilling Lincoln, the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor ofThe O'Reilly Factorrecounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy--and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath. In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. Along the way he acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Alan Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, powerful elements of organized crime have begun to talk about targeting the president and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody. The events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century are almost as shocking as the assassination itself.Killing Kennedy chronicles both the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing history to life in ways that will profoundly move the reader. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.
 
Title: Kindred Souls
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books 1 teacher's guide 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-5; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5; Guided Reading Level: O - With the sure touch she brought to the beloved Newbery Medal winner "Sarah, Plain and Tall, " MacLachlan guides young readers into the understanding that death is a natural part of life, in this gentle story about a boy, his grandfather, and the special bond they share.
 
Title: Kings of Broken Things
Author: Theodore Wheeler
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and a reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
ISBN: 9781503941465 Publication Date: 2017-08-01 With characters depicted in precise detail and wide panorama--a kept-woman's parlor, a contentious interracial baseball game on the Fourth of July, and the tragic true events of the Omaha Race Riot of 1919--Kings of Broken Things reveals the folly of human nature in an era of astonishing ambition. During the waning days of World War I, three lost souls find themselves adrift in Omaha, Nebraska, at a time of unprecedented nationalism, xenophobia, and political corruption. Adolescent European refugee Karel Miihlstein's life is transformed after neighborhood boys discover his prodigious natural talent for baseball. Jake Strauss, a young man with a violent past and desperate for a second chance, is drawn into a criminal underworld. Evie Chambers, a kept woman, is trying to make ends meet and looking every which way to escape her cheerless existence. As wounded soldiers return from the front and black migrant workers move north in search of economic opportunity, the immigrant wards of Omaha become a tinderbox of racial resentment stoked by unscrupulous politicians. Punctuated by an unspeakable act of mob violence, the fates of Karel, Jake, and Evie will become inexorably entangled with the schemes of a ruthless political boss whose will to power knows no bounds. Written in the tradition of Don DeLillo and Colum McCann, with a great debt to Ralph Ellison, Theodore Wheeler's debut novel Kings of Broken Things is a panoramic view of a city on the brink of implosion during the course of this summer of strife.
 
Title: La Casa de la Pradera
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, dig a well, and fight a prairie fire.
 
Title: La Isla de Abel
Author: William Steig
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home. In Spanish.
 
Title: La Isla de los Delfines Azules
Author: Scott O'Dell
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
On a remote California island in 1835, a young Native American girl is accidentally left behind by her fleeing tribe. For twelve years she lives there alone. This is Scott O'Dell's extraordinary recreation of a true story. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
 
Title: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Author: Christopher Moore
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
 
Title: Las Brujas
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 10 libros y una carpeta de informacion / 10 books and a kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nivel de Interes: 6 a 12 grados / Las brujas de todo el mundo, bajo la apariencia de señoras Corrientes, están celebrando su convención anual: en ella han decidido aniquilar a todos los niños. Pero el protagonista de esta historia y su abuela conseguirán vencerlas gracias al ratonizador mágico. / This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny, and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.
 
Title: The Last Ballad
Author: Wiley Cash
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, and 1 reader’s guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library and the American Library Association "The eagerly awaited next novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling A Land More Kind Than Home about a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together in the years before the Great Depression, a haunting and moving story of cowardice, courage and sacrifice"-- Provided by publisher. Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America--and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers"-- Adapted from publisher information.
 
Title: The Last Runaway
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" makes her first fictional foray into the American past in "The Last Runaway," bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions, and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.
 
Title: The Last Stand
Author: Mickey Spillane
Genre: New books August 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
ON MICKEY SPILLANE'S 100TH BIRTHDAY - A BRAND-NEW NOVEL FROM THE MASTER When legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane died in 2006, he left behind the manuscript of one last novel he'd just completed: THE LAST STAND. He asked his friend and colleague (and fellow Mystery Writers of America Grand Master) Max Allan Collins to take responsibility for finding the right time and place to publish this final book. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of Spillane's birth, his millions of fans will at last get to read THE LAST STAND, together with a second never-before-published work, this one from early in Spillane's career: the feverish crime novella A BULLET FOR SATISFACTION. A tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician's killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it. A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and members of the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power - or death. Two substantial new works filled with Spillane's muscular prose and the gorgeous women and two-fisted action the author was famous for, topped off by an introduction from Max Allan Collins describing the history of these lost manuscripts and his long relationship with the writer who was his mentor, his hero, and for much of the last century the bestselling author in the world.
 
Title: Lawn Boy
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 19 books 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his summer lawn mowing business.
 
Title: Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 25 paperback books and 1 kit information folder in 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-12; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.8; Guided Reading Level: Z - A New York Times bestseller! What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
 
Title: The Legend of Bass Reeves
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 21 boos & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West. Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves. He was the most successful Federal Marshal in the US in his day. True to the mythical code of the West, he never drew his gun first. He brought hundreds of fugitives to justice, was shot at countless times, and never hit. Bass Reeves was a black man, born into slavery. And though the laws of his country enslaved him and his mother, when he became a free man he served the law, with such courage and honor that he became a legend.
 
Title: A Letter of Mary: a Mary Russell novel
Author: Laurie R. King
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. Brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.
 
Title: Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President
Author: Shirley Raye Redmond
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis and Clark out west to explore. He tells them to make maps. He tells them to draw pictures and collect plants. Most importantly, he tells them to send presents! What kind of present is good enough for a president? Beginning readers will truly enjoy reading about this fun and little-known slice of American history. Show More Show Less
 
Title: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
Author: Deborah Hautzig
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 19 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Written by Lewis Carroll in 1865, this story remains a well-known classic to this day. Alice follows a rabbit down its rabbit hole and finds herself in a bizarre world where she grows and shrinks. The creatures she meets speak in riddles and introduce her to an extraordinary place called Wonderland. Grade Level: 3-5. Guided reading: 360L.
 
Title: The Liberation of Gabriel King
Author: K.L. Going
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 35 books and 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade.
 
Title: The Library Card
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
The lives of four young people in different circumstances are changed by their encounters with books.
 
Title: Life after Life
Author: Kate Atkinson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 8 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she? Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.
 
Title: The Lifeboat
Author: Charlotte Rogan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 regular print books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize has exceeded capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it? THE LIFEBOAT is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.
 
Title: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book One)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 25 paperback books, a Novel-Ties Study Guide and a Readers' Guide in 2 bags.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.7; Guided Reading Level: W - Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
 
Title: A Likely Story
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print, and 1 reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2016-11-01 Jenn McKinlay, the New York Times bestselling author of On Borrowed Time, returns to coastal Connecticut, where librarian Lindsey Norris must solve a shooting and a missing person's case involving two reclusive brothers... One of the most adventurous aspects of Briar Creek Public Library director Lindsey Norris's job involves a boat ride out to Star Island to deliver books to elderly hermits Stewart and Peter Rosen. The trip is even more exciting because the captain of the boat is Lindsey's ex-boyfriend Sully. When Stewart fails to meet their boat, Lindsey and Sully venture onto the brothers' property to investigate, risking their lives--as the brothers fiercely guard their privacy with deadly booby traps. Once safely inside the brothers' cluttered Victorian, they discover Peter--in his wheelchair with a bullet hole in his chest. Stewart is nowhere to be found. Have they stumbled upon a tragic scene of fratricide, or has Stewart fled to escape whomever shot his brother? To discover what really went down on the isolated island, Lindsey will need to untangle a family history of secrets and lies, and determine if this brother's keeper needs to be rescued or arrested for murder... Includes a Bonus Short Story: "An Unlikely Meeting"
 
Title: Lilac Girls (Large Print)
Author: Martha Hall Kelly
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 12 LARGE PRINT books and a reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah's Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939--and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensck, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents--from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland--as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. USA Today "New and Noteworthy" Book * LibraryReads Top Ten Pick "Harrowing . . . Lilac illuminates."--People "A compelling, page-turning narrative . . . Lilac Girls falls squarely into the groundbreaking category of fiction that re-examines history from a fresh, female point of view. It's smart, thoughtful and also just an old-fashioned good read."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A powerful story for readers everywhere . . . Martha Hall Kelly has brought readers a firsthand glimpse into one of history's most frightening memories. A novel that brings to life what these women and many others suffered. . . . I was moved to tears."--San Francisco Book Review "Extremely moving and memorable . . . This impressive debut should appeal strongly to historical fiction readers and to book clubs that adored Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See."--Library Journal (starred review) "[A] compelling first novel . . . This is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly's vivid depiction of history and excellent characters."--Publishers Weekly "Kelly vividly re-creates the world of Ravensbrck."--Kirkus Reviews "Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history--women's history--that should never be forgotten."--Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of China Dolls "Profound, unsettling, and thoroughly . . . the best book I've read all year."--Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
 
Title: Lincoln in the Bardo
Author: George Saunders
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular print books, 1 large print book, and 2 guides
Location: Main (Downtown)
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.
 
Title: Lion - A Long Way Home (Young Reader's Edition)
Author: Saroo Brierley
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8 Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available Guided Reading Level: Not Available When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother.
 
Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Author: C. S. Lewis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 27 paperback books, 1 teacher's Literature Unit guide and 1 kit information folder. #s 12 & 19 missing from bag ls/ml 11/5/18.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6.1; Guided Reading Level: T - The best-selling rack edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe now has a movie still cover and an eight-page movie still insert! "Excellent for Homeschool Use"
 
Title: Listening for Lions
Author: Gloria Whelan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 books and kit folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
Historical fiction with a wicked twist. Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918. This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.
 
Title: Listening Woman
Author: Tony Hillerman
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and readers' guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The blind shaman called Listening Woman speaks of witches and restless spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is sure the monster who savagely slaughtered an old man and a teenage girl was human. The solution to a horrific crime is buried somewhere in a dead man's secrets and in the shocking events of a hundred years past. To ignore the warnings of a venerable seer, however, might be reckless foolishness when Leaphorn's investigation leads him farther away from the comprehensible . . . and closer to the most brutally violent confrontation of his career.
 
Title: Little Fires Everywhere
Author: Celeste Ng
Genre: New books June 2018
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 11 regular books, 1 large print, 1 reader's guide and 1 Study Guide for Book Clubs
Location: Main (Downtown)
A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.
 
Title: Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Author: Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
I tell of a time, a place, and a way of life long gone. For many years I have had the urge to describe that treasure trove, lest it vanish forever. So, partly in response to the basic human instinct to share feelings and experiences, and partly for the sheer joy and excitement of it all, I report on my early life. It was quite a romp. So begins Mildred Kalish’s story of growing up on her grandparents’ Iowa farm during the depths of the Great Depression. With her father banished from the household for mysterious transgressions, five-year-old Mildred and her family could easily have been overwhelmed by the challenge of simply trying to survive. This, however, is not a tale of suffering. Kalish counts herself among the lucky of that era. She had caring grandparents who possessed—and valiantly tried to impose—all the pioneer virtues of their forebears, teachers who inspired and befriended her, and a barnyard full of animals ready to be tamed and loved. She and her siblings and their cousins from the farm across the way played as hard as they worked, running barefoot through the fields, as free and wild as they dared. Filled with recipes and how-tos for everything from catching and skinning a rabbit to preparing homemade skin and hair beautifiers, apple cream pie, and the world’s best head cheese (start by scrubbing the head of the pig until it is pink and clean), Little Heathens portrays a world of hardship and hard work tempered by simple rewards. There was the unsurpassed flavor of tender new dandelion greens harvested as soon as the snow melted; the taste of crystal clear marble-sized balls of honey robbed from a bumblebee nest; the sweet smell from the body of a lamb sleeping on sun-warmed grass; and the magical quality of oat shocking under the light of a full harvest moon. Little Heathens offers a loving but realistic portrait of a “hearty-handshake Methodist” family that gave its members a remarkable legacy of kinship, kindness, and remembered pleasures. Recounted in a luminous narrative filled with tenderness and humor, Kalish’s memoir of her childhood shows how the right stuff can make even the bleakest of times seem like “quite a romp.”
 
Title: Little Women
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Teen
Contents: 20 Books, DVD, and folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
One of the best loved books of all time Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louisa May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth- century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
 
Title: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot.
 
Title: Llama Llama Wakey-Wake
Author: Anna Dewdney
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 15 board books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Start a brand-new day the Llama way with this new board book by Anna Dewdney. A good day starts with breakfast and brushing, kissing and hugging. Grade Level: PreK. Guided reading: H.
 
Title: Locomotion
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 paperback books and 1 kit information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.
 
Title: A Long Long Sleep
Author: Anna Sheehan
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Teen
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook on CD
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 8 - 12; Grade Level Equivalent: Not available; Guided Reading Level: Not available - It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone— and her future full of peril. Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents and her first love are long gone, and Rose— hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire— is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes— or be left without any future at all.
 
Title: A Long Walk to Water
Author: Linda Sue Park
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 28 books and information folder
Location: Main (Downtown)
From Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, an emotional novel based on a true story. Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. She walks eight hours every day. Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a “lost boy” refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. Two young people . . . two stories. One country: Sudan. This mesmerizing dual narrative follows two threads—one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985—with one hopeful message: that even in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.
 
Title: A Long Way From Chicago
Author: Richard Peck
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Kids
Contents: 20 books & 1 information folder.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
 
Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author: Ishmael Beah
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty. "My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. 'Why did you leave Sierra Leone?' 'Because there is a war.' 'You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?' 'Yes, all the time.' 'Cool.' I smile a little. 'You should tell us about it sometime.' 'Yes, sometime.'"
 
Title: The Long Way Home
Author: Karen McQuestion
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 14 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2012-05-01 Four women bound by chance take the trip of a lifetime in Karen McQuestion's fifth novel The Long Way Home. For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne and Rita, life isn't working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what theirlives have recently become. And then there's Jazzy: bubbly, positive, and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsinto Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own and who she#146;s been separated from since her boyfriend's death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives in directions they never anticipated. Humorous, heartwarming,and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman. This book is recommended by Eagle Crest BC @ Offutt Officers' Spouses' Club BC
 
Title: The Longest Ride
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 regular print books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.
 
Title: Look for the Lorax
Author: Tish Rabe
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Kids
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Look out for the Lorax! Dr. Seuss's lovable grump makes his Step into Reading debut in this wonderland adventure through hills of green where the Truffula trees sway. Through easy words and simple sentences, the youngest readers will discover the Lorax's paradise, from singing Swomee-Swans to playful Bar-ba-loots.
 
Title: Los Cien Vestidos
Author: Eleanor Estes
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Kids
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A story about Wanda, who wore the same faded dress to school every day but claimed to have a hundred dresses at home. This tender and lovely story has beautiful full-color illustrations that brilliantly convey the feeling and overtones of the story. Newbery Honor Book.
 
Title: Loser
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Kids
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