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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/18/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…


Biscuit In The Garden by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Pat Schories


The Boy Who Cried Alien by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Brian Biggs

Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish and illustrated by Lynne Avril

Someone’s Sleepy by Deborah Lee Rose and illustrated by Dan Andreasen

The Three Little Pigs And The Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague

Lily in the Library.

Library Lily by Gillian Shields and illustreated by Francesca Chessa

If All The Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder and illustrated by Marc Brown

Hooray For Bread by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman


Tyler Makes Spaghetti! by Tyler Florence and illustrated by Craig Frazier

Giant Dance Party by Betsy Bird and illustrated by Brandon Dorman

Reading, finding, helping!

Check It Out! – Reading, Finding, Helping by Patricia Hubbell and illustrated by Nancy Speir


Better To Wish by Ann M. Martin

The Watcher In The Shadows by Chris Moriarty

This looks pretty epic.

Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr

Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang And The Race Against Time by Frank Cottrell Boyce and ilustrated by Joe Berger

Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle

Mystery of the midnight rider!

Nancy Drew Diaries: Mystery Of The Midnight Rider by Carolyn Keene


The Hero’s Guide To Storming The Castle by Christopher Healy

Pi In The Sky by Wendy Mass

No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis

The Great Dog Disaster by Katie Davies

Below by Meg McKinlay


Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account Of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals by Michael Hearst

The greatest in the world!

Harry Houdini: The Legend Of The World’s Greatest Escape Artist by Janice Weaver and illustrated by Chris Lane

Let’s Build A Playground by Michael J. Rosen, with photographs by Ellen Kelson and Jennifer Cecil

Grow Your Own Ingredients: Pasta Sauce! – A Step-By-Step Kids Gardening And Cookbook by Cassie Liversidge

Blizzard Of Glass: The Halifax Explosion Of 1917 by Sally M. Walker

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Stripes Of All Types by Susan Stockdale

Cowboy Up! – Ride The Navajo Rodeo by Nancy Bo Flood with photography by Jan Sonnenmair

Saving moon bears.

Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears by Jill Robinson and Marc Bekoff and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 02/21/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…


Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and illustrated by Maira Kalman

Daniel Handler writes fun and interesting novels for all ages, including books for adults and young adults under his own name, and the popular A Series Of Unfortunate Events books he wrote for kids under the name Lemony Snicket, and so I’m expecting his new book to be a winner. And to help promote it, he’s started The Why We Broke Up Project, which allows users to log in and share and read their own stories of romantic woe.

Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Ultimate Spider-Man: Death Of Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley

Takio by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer

Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard

Two Truths And A Lie by Sarah Shepard

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard

New books in the Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series.

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor

Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

A touching, sweet, and fascinating love story about a boy and girl who meet at a cancer patients support group, and already one of the most well reviewed novels of the year, and one of the most cherished, and before that it had been one of the most anticipated.  John Green has proved to be one of the most popular authors amongst our young adult readers, and we don’t think this book will disappoint his fans in the slightest. The book, of course, has already been optioned for a film treatment. Check out this interview the author did with The Wall Street Journal.


Inside The Olympics by Nick Hunter

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories Of False Identities by Chris Barton and illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Booklist has called this book “thoroughly researched and grippingly presented,” and author Chris Barton brings you ten vignettes that are insightful and exhilarating. The stories are true, and fascinating, and presented in a way that’s easy for the reader to get into the mindset of the historical person whose masquerade and adventure is being read about. One of the subjects included is Frank Abagnale, who was a confidence man, forger, skilled impostor, and escape artist who later reformed and went on to work as a security consultant after he reformed. His autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, was later turned into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. You can find author Chris Barton talking about his book below:

Money And Banking (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by Jonah Wallach and Clare Tattersall

Savings And Investments (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by David W. Berg and Meg Green

Sojourner Truth, A Self-Made Woman by Victoria Ortiz

Black Gold: The Story Of Oil In Our Lives by Albert Marrin

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal Of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter

Author/photojournalist Rafal Gerszak first went to Afghanistan in 2008 and spent a year embedded with an American military unit, documenting the life of U.S. soldiers in the country, seeing what they saw and experiencing what they experienced. Later, Gerszak came back to Afghanistan, with no escort, completely on his own, with the goal of documenting the daily life of the people of Afghanistan, to see what their lives are like during this wartime. This book provides not just one fascinating perspective on a country mired in conflict, but two perspectives. It’s an amazing look at war, one that is humanized, but never romanticized.

Malcom X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way By Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:






And for Young Adults:



And for Kids/Juvenile Readers: