Spotlight On: Nonfiction CD Books

Nonfiction CD Books: We have a selection of nonfiction CD books for you to listen to on your drive, or around your house. These ranger from self-help to history, and from humor to memoirs. The nonfiction CD books are located on the short bookshelves next to the computers in the middle of the library. New nonfiction CD books have red “NEW” labels on them.

Between the World and Me / Ta-Nehisi Coates (New)

Told through the author’s own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life comes a bold and personal investigation into America’s racial history and its contemporary echoes. (CDBOOK 305.8 COA)

 

Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover (New)

In her memoir, Westover recounts her childhood growing up in a strict Mormon family, ruled by an erratic father, and living off the grid in Idaho. Westover compellingly sketches her years growing up, her relationships with siblings, encounters in the town nearby, and the events that eventually drove her to leave and pursue formal education. (CDBOOK 921 WESTOVER)

Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life / Nick Vujicic

Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live not just independently but a rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his central message isthat the most important goal for anyone is to find their life’s purpose despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in their way. (CDBOOK 248.4 VUJ)

A Death in Belmont / Sebastian Junger

Documents the events surrounding the early 1960s serial murder case of the Boston Strangler, recounting how an innocent African-American housekeeper was hastily convicted and how the actual killer, carpenter Albert DeSalvo, eventually confessed. (CDBOOK 364.1523 JUN)

 

Hallucinations / Oliver Sacks

A provocative investigation into the types, physiological sources and cultural resonances of hallucinations traces everything from the disorientations of sleep and intoxication to the manifestations of injury and illness, drawing on a wealth of clinical examples to explore hallucination categories and how they reflect folklore and brain structure. (CDBOOK 616.89 SAC)

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence / Amy Sedaris

Offers a guide to the art of entertaining, furnishing recipes, helpful advice, and offbeat tips on how to host parties with extraordinary flair, covering such topics as unique dishes to serve alcoholics and arts and crafts ideas. (CDBOOK 793.2 SED)

 

Food: A Love Story / Jim Gaffigan

In his second book, he will give them what they really crave–hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”. (CDBOOK 817.54 GAF)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail / Bill Bryson

Bryson shares his breath-taking adventures and the fascinating history of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, as he travels slowly on foot. (CDBOOK 917.4 BRY)

 

A Life in Parts / Bryan Cranston

A humorous coming-of-age memoir and meditation on creativity by the star of Breaking Bad chronicles his theatrical childhood and recommitment to acting in the aftermath of his father’s disappearance, describing his early acting jobs and the performances that earned him Tony and Emmy Awards. (CDBOOK 921 CRANSTON)

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War / Karen Abbott

Draws from primary source material and interviews to weave together the adventures of four courageous women who risked everything to become spies during the most tumultuous years of the Civil War. (CDBOOK 973.78 ABB)

 

“The habit of reading is the only enjoyment I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will be there to support you when all other resources are gone. It will be present to you when the energies of your body have fallen away from you. It will last you until your death. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.” ~Anthony Trollope

 

 

Spotlight On: Children’s Holiday Collection

Children’s Holiday Collection: We have a collection of holiday books in the children’s area. These books range from Valentine’s Day to Christmas, from Mother’s Day to Thanksgiving. We have board books, easy readers, picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books that are all about holidays! These books are located in the back of the children’s library, by the comfy chairs and they are separated by holidays.

Peppa Pig and the I Love You Game / Neville Astley (Valentine’s Day)

On Valentine’s Day, Peppa and her family list all the things they love, from her goldfish and cookies to going to school and dinosaurs.

 

Too Many Leprechauns: or How That Pot O’Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow / Stephen Krensky (St. Patrick’s Day)

Finn O’Finnegan returns home after a year in Dublin and when he finds his village taken over by leprechauns, he must devise a way to get them to leave without making them angry.

 

The Easter Egg / Jan Brett (Easter)

Hoppi the bunny wants to win the egg-decorating contest so the Easter Bunny will choose him to help distribute Easter eggs, but instead, while everyone else is working on their decorations, he finds himself guarding an egg that has fallen from a robin’s nest.

 

Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise / Lisa McClatchy (Mother’s Day)

Nanny takes Eloise shopping for the “best best best” Mother’s Day gifts.

 

 

Biscuit Loves Father’s Day / Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Father’s Day)

By pulling back the flaps, youngsters can see all the surprises and activities Biscuit and the little girl have in store for Dad on Father’s Day.

 

Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat / Sue Lowell Gallion (Halloween)

Pig is excited about Halloween but Pug loses his holiday spirit because of his uncomfortable costume.

 

Dora’s Thanksgiving / Sarah Willson (Thanksgiving)

Dora celebrates Thanksgiving and describes all the things for which she is most thankful.

 

 

Auntie Claus / Elise Primavera (Christmas)

When her eccentric Auntie Claus leaves for her annual business trip, Sophie stows away in her luggage, travels with her to the North Pole, and discovers that her aunt is really Santa’s sister and helper.

 

Is It Hanukkah Yet? / Chris Barash (Hanukkah)

From snow on the ground to making applesauce and latkes to lighting the menorah, this story shows the seasonal and traditional ways we know Hanukkah is on its way.

 

Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa / Donna L. Washington (Kwanzaa)

L’il Rabbit searches for a gift for his grandmother when she is sick during Kwanzaa, and surprises her with the best gift of all. Includes “The Nguzo Saba – The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.

 

“The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.” ~W. Somerset Maugham

Spotlight On: Children’s Fiction

Children’s Fiction: Our children’s fiction section consists of chapter books for older children. They include both stand-alone books and series. Our children’s fiction area is on the left hand side of the children’s library, on the first three shelves.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon / Kelly Barnhill

An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. (J FIC BARNHILL)

 

Lost and Found / Andrew Clements

Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one. (J FIC CLEMENTS)

 

Inkheart / Cornelia Funke

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. (J FIC FUNKE)

 

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer / John Grisham

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone has always dreamed of being a great trial lawyer someday, but a sensational murder trial forces him into the arena sooner than expected, and he is determined to see that justice prevails. (J FIC GRISHAM)

 

The Hidden Staircase / Carolyn Keene

Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion. (J FIC KEENE)

 

Swindle / Gordon Korman

After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino’s heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father’s failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker. (J FIC KORMAN BK.1)

11 Birthdays / Wendy Mass

After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen. The day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again. (J FIC MASS)

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish / Mo O’Hara

When Tom’s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life! But there’s something weird about the new Frankie. He’s now a big fat zombie goldfish with hypnotic powers and he’s out for revenge! (J FIC O’HARA BK.1)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child / J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne

As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear. (J FIC ROWLING)

 

Farmer Boy / Laura Ingalls Wilder 

Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State in the nineteenth century, where he raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt. (J FIC WILDER)

 

“When you absolutely positively have to know, ask a librarian.” ~American Library Association

Spotlight On: Teen Graphic Novels

Teen Graphic Novels: Our selection of teen graphic novels consist of manga, comics, and graphic novels. They are located in the teen area, on the middle book shelf.

Sad Animal Facts / Brooke Barker

Ever wonder what a mayfly thinks of its one-day lifespan? (They’re curious what a sunset is.) Or how a jellyfish feels about not having a heart? (Sorry, but they’re not sorry.)This melancholy menagerie pairs the more unsavory facts of animal life with their hilarious thoughts and reactions. (TEEN GRAPHIC BARKER)

 

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant / Tony Cliff

Follows the adventures of Delilah Dirk and her companion, Erdemoglu Selim. (TEEN GRAPHIC CLIFF)

 

 

Think iFruity / Bill Amend

Whether working through the daily disorders of home, school, or office, the Fox family manages to put its special spin on the rigors of the world. Setting the comic tone are mom Andy, whose heroic efforts to make tofu into the fifth food group are legend, and dad Roger, who is a human hazard on the golf course and a threat to the workings of all technologically driven devices. (TEEN GRAPHIC FOXTROT)

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy 

Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance. (TEEN GRAPHIC LUMBERJANES #1)

 

The Tea Dragon Society / Katie O’Neill

When Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, discovers a lost tea dragon at the marketplace, she learns about the dying art form from Hesekiel and Erik. (TEEN GRAPHIC O’NEILL)

 

Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships / Eric Shanower

Drawn from the myths and legends of centuries, A thousand ships presents anew for the twenty-first century the complete prelude to the Trojan war- each sensual touch, every savage blow, the smiles and tears, the lust and betrayal, the entire tapestry of drama and action. (TEEN GRAPHIC SHANOWER)

 

Nimona / Noelle Stevenson

Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. (TEEN GRAPHIC STEVENSON)

 

Archival Quality / Ivy Noelle Weir

After losing her job at the library, Cel Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. She finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she’s never met, but feels strangely drawn to. (TEEN GRAPHIC WEIR)

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life / Bryan Lee O’Malley

Scott Pilgrim’s fantastic life takes an unforseen turn when rollerblading delivery girl Ramona Flowers makes her appearance. (TEEN GRAPHIC 741.5952 OMA V.1)

 

Full Moon / Arina Tanemura

Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start. (TEEN GRAPHIC 741.5952 TAN #1)

 

“We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.” ~Anna Quindlen

Spotlight On: Children’s Bin Books

Bin Books: We have a selection of bin books, which are soft cover easy books that feature kids favorite characters, from Barbie to Thomas, and from Paw Patrol to Disney characters. These books are located in a grid shelving unit to the right when you walk in to the children’s area.

Angelina Ballerina: Angelina and the Tummy Butterflies

Angelina and her friends have to memorize and recite poems in front of the entire class. Angelina has no trouble with the assignment, but the same can’t be said for her best friend Alice, who has a major case of tummy butterflies! (E BINS ANG)

 

Barbie: Learning to Save

Children ages 3 to 7 will love reading about Barbie and her sisters as they help Chelsea learn about saving money. (E BINS BAR)

 

Bob the Builder: Muck’s Sleepover

When Travis invites Muck to Farmer Pickles’s farm for his first sleepover, Muck has a lot of fun until Travis falls asleep, leaving Muck alone in the dark with all of the scary and unfamiliar noises! (E BINS BOB)

 

Dinner with Olivia

Olivia is thrilled to be invited to Francine’s house for dinner…she just knows it’s going to be a very sophisticated evening. And then it’s time for Olivia to have Francine over…but what will Francine think of her family’s casual table manners? (E BINS OLIVIA)

 

Disney Princess: Sweethearts in the Snow

Celebrate the snowy season with the Disney princesses! Bake a sweet winter treat with Belle and build a big frosty snowman with Jasmine as these delightful characters come to life in two original stories. (E BINS PRI)

 

D.W., Go To Your Room!

D.W. won’t share with her baby sister, and gets sent to her room for a time-out. The punishment seems to last forever-it’s not fair! Will D.W. decide she’s better off alone, or can she learn to share? (E BINS BRO)

 

Jurassic World: The Park is Open

Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will dig into this full-color storybook featuring the awesome dinosaurs from the movie. (E BINS MOVIE)

 

My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow

All your favorite characters from The Runaway Rainbow movie come alive in this storybook, with scenes taken straight from the film! (E BINS MYL)

 

PJ Masks: Super Moon Adventure

When Luna Girl sets her sights on the harvest moon crystal, the heroes follow her all the way to the moon! But Gekko is a little nervous about what’s lurking in outer space. As Luna Girl claims the crystal and taps into strange new powers, can the heroes stay on course? And will Gekko overcome his fears in time to save his friends…and the day? (E BINS TV)

Thomas & Friends: The Great Railway Show

The best engines from around the world gather to compete in The Great Railway Show, and Thomas is determined to find a way to represent Sodor. (E BINS AWD)

 

“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.” ~Anne Lamott

Spotlight On: Children’s Nonfiction DVDs

Children’s Nonfiction DVDs: We have a collection of nonfiction DVDs that are geared towards children. They range from Magic School Bus, to Bill Nye the Science Guy, and from sports for kids to sign language. The DVDs are located in the children’s area, on the first shelving unit when you walk in and then on a smaller bookshelf right past the puppet kits.

Baby Einstein: Neighborhood Animals

As babies continue to explore the world around them, they soon encounter many creatures, both large and small, that are extremely intriguing. Whether furry or feathered, winged or wiggly, bumpy or smooth, each holds a special fascination. Neighborhood Animals exposes little ones to animals most likely to be found close to home or in easily recognized environments. With a captivating combination of live-action footage, stimulating, colorful images and engaging puppet shows accompanied by beautiful classical music, this wonderful introduction to familiar animal life will provide you and your baby with countless opportunities to discover a world of engaging creatures together in and near your own backyard! (E DVD 372.21 BAB)

Baby Signing Time: A New Day

The Baby Signing Time Series combines clever songs, animation, and real signing babies – all age two and under – to make signing easy and fun. Baby Signing Time is a great first step into signing. Or, add Baby Signing Time to your existing Signing Time collection for more reinforcement for those beginning signs and additional songs. (E DVD 419.7 BAB #3)

School House Rock: Grammar

The series that taught a generation of students about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs is back in a special classroom edition! Includes favorite songs like Conjunction Junction and Unpack Your Adjectives. (J DVD 428.2 SCH)

 

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Volcanoes

Bill Nye the Science Guy explores the hot-hot-hot world of volcanoes in this episode of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel series, featuring an interactive question-and-answer format and hands-on activities. In this episode, Bill defines volcanoes, explains how they’re formed and explores the different types that exist. (J DVD 551.21 NYE)

Eyewitness DVD: Ocean

Visit the alien world of the deep and the creatures that live there: fish, invertebrates, corals, mammals, plants, and more. This 60-minute video features simple discussions of scientific concepts, and guides viewers through a three-dimensional “virtual museum” of the least-explored zone on our planet. (J DVD 551.461 OCE)

The Magic School Bus: Cracks a Yolk

The principal, Mr. Ruhle, leaves his beloved chicken, Giblets, in Dorothy Ann’s care. The Friz takes the class on a field trip to see how eggs are made. (J DVD 570 MAG)

 

Adventures with Trains

Want to be a train engineer? Ride the rails sitting right up front in the engine compartment of a steam locomotive in Adventures with Trains! Board an actual working diesel, meet a real engineer and chug, chug, chug along with an old steamer as it clickety-clacks down the tracks. Adventures with Trains will be a fast favorite for youngsters fascinated with the classic choo-choo! (J DVD 625.1 ADV)

No More Diapers: For Boys and Girls

A delightful animated story about a little bear who gives up diapers for big kid underwear. A proven toilet training aid, No More Diapers is guaranteed to jump-start your child’s potty training. (J DVD 649.62 NOM)

 

Rainy Day Art

Embark on an Art Adventure! Spend a day with Cherie Lynn as she shows you and your kids how to have fun creating art. Follow along her step-by-step instruction to create your own journals and diaries, picture frames, murals, puppets, musical instruments, masks and more. Even create a funky creature using your very own name! (J DVD 745 RAI)

Sid’s Backyard Campout

Pack some food and bring your backpack because Sid, Gerald, and Dad are gearing up for a big adventure! They’re setting up tents for a campout in the backyard! Dad is eager to share his love of nature and demonstrates how to have a great time outside with the simplest of necessities. They look for animals, cook their own dinner, marvel at the stars in the sky, roast marshmallows, and sing songs around the campfire. Join the adventure and sing along! (J DVD 796.54 SID)

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~Joseph Addison

Spotlight On: Children’s CD Books

Children’s CD Books: We have a collection of CD books that are geared towards children. They range from classics, to series, to compilations of shorter books. There is something for everyone! The children’s CD books are located immediately to the right when you walk in to the children’s area, and they are arranged by author’s last name.

The Button War / Avi

Running with friends who entertain themselves by coming up with risky dares, Patryk watches as their village is occupied by hostile nations throughout the Great War, before his friends begin looting the dead soldiers as part of their competition. (J CDBOOK AVI)

 

Frindle / Andrew Clements

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. (J CDBOOK CLEMENTS)

 

The House on the Cliff / Franklin W. Dixon

Teenage detectives Frank and Joe Hardy investigate a supposedly haunted house reported to be the hangout of criminals. (J CDBOOK DIXON BK.2)

 

The Magic Misfits / Neil Patrick Harris

Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons. (J CDBOOK HARRIS)

 

Ella Enchanted / Gail Carson Levine

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. (J CDBOOK LEVINE)

 

11 Birthdays / Wendy Mass

After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen. The day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again. (J CDBOOK MASS)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / J.K. Rowling

Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him. (J CDBOOK ROWLING BK.7)

The Bad Beginning / Lemony Snicket

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. (J CDBOOK SNICKET BK.1)

 

Charlotte’s Web / E.B. White

The story of Wilbur, the pig, smallest of the litter, who is raised by the farmer’s daughter, and who finds a friend in Charlotte, the spider. (J CDBOOK WHITE)

 

 

“There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over.” ~Gail Carson Levine

Spotlight On: Teen Playaways

Teen Playaways: We have a small selection of Playaways that are geared towards teens. Playaways are little devices that you put one AAA battery in and then can plug headphones in and listen. If you have an auxiliary port in your car you can also plug the cord in and listen through your card. These Playaways are located in the teen area, on the middle shelving unit, right below the audiobooks.

Only the Good Spy Young / Ally Carter

When danger follows Cammie “The Chameleon” Morgan to London, she must again face off with the Circle of Cavan to find the rogue operative who may have infiltrated the halls of the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. (TEEN PLAYAWAY CARTER BK.4)

 

The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place. (TEEN PLAYAWAY COLLINS BK.1)

Beastly / Alex Flinn

A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form. (TEEN PLAYAWAY FLINN)

 

Finnikin of the Rock / Melina Marchetta

Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere. (TEEN PLAYAWAY MARCHETTA)

Twilight / Stephanie Meyer

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human. (TEEN PLAYAWAY MEYER BK.1)

 

Exposure / Mal Peet

Paul Faustino, South America’s best soccer journalist, reports on the series of events that hurl Otello from the heights of being a beloved and successful soccer star, happily married to the pop singer Desdemona, into a downward spiral, in this novel loosely based on Shakespeare’s play, Othello. (TEEN PLAYAWAY PEET)

Insurgent / Veronice Roth

As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves–and herself–while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. (TEEN PLAYAWAY ROTH BK.2)

 

What My Mother Doesn’t Know / Sonya Sones

A series of poems reflect the thoughts and feelings of Sophie, a fifteen-year-old-girl, as she describes her relationships with a series of boys and as she searches for Mr. Right. (TEEN PLAYAWAY SONES)

 

Pretties / Scott Westerfeld

Finally surgically transformed into a “pretty,” sixteen-year-old Tally, now gorgeous and programmed to think only happy thoughts, is plagued by tangled memories of living in the Smoke, a rebel colony of “ugly” runaways hiding from the Special Circumstances authorities. (TEEN PLAYAWAY WESTERFELD)

 

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~Cicero

Spotlight On: DVDs

DVDs: We have a wide selection of DVDs in our main area for you to check out. They range from new releases to classics, and from family films to comedies. Our DVDs are located in the second alcove on the left when you enter the library. The are all along the perimeter of that alcove, alphabetized by title.

Apollo 13 (1995)

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (DVD APOLLO)

 

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (DVD AVENGERS)

 

The Dark Knight (2008)

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice. (DVD DARK)

 

Hairspray (2007)

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (DVD HAIRSPRAY)

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. (DVD HARRY POTTER)

 

The King’s Speech (2010)

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer. (DVD KING)

 

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (DVD PRIDE)

 

Psycho (1960)

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (DVD PSYCHO)

 

Titanic (1997)

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (DVD TITANIC)

 

Waitress (2007)

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness. (DVD WAITRESS)

 

“‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.'” ~George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Spotlight On: Children’s Paperbacks

Children’s Paperbacks: Children’s paperbacks are chapter books that have a soft cover instead of a hard cover so they are easier to hold. We have a wide range of fiction paperbacks, that include series and stand alone books. All of these books are located on the yellow spinner racks in the middle of the children’s library.

Tuck Everlasting / Natalie Babbitt

A family accidentally stumbles upon a spring with water endowing them with the gift of eternal life. Seventy years later, without having grown a day older, a young girl discovers them and learns their secret. (J PBK BABBITT)

 

Flora & Ulysses / Kate DiCamillo

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. (J PBK DICAMILLO)

 

Football Genius / Tim Green

Troy, a sixth-grader with an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players. (J PBK GREEN)

 

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate / Jacqueline Kelly

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. (J PBK KELLY)

 

Titanic: Unsinkable / Gordon Korman 

Although the Titanic ship is meant to be unsinkable, there is plenty of danger waiting on its maiden voyage for four of its passengers–Paddy, a stowaway; Sophie, under police custody; rich yet troubled Juliana; and Alfie, who hides a secret. (J PBK KORMAN BK.1)

 

Judy Moody / Megan McDonald

Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage. (J PBK MCDONALD BK.1)

 

The Lightning Thief / Rick Riordan

After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods. (J PBK RIORDAN BK. 1)

 

The Canary Caper / Ron Roy

Dink and his friends investigate why pets, like Mrs. Davis’s canary, Mozart, are mysteriously disappearing all over town. (J PBK ROY)

 

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye / Geronimo Stilton

The discovery of an old map by his sister Thea leads Geronimo and his family to search for buried treasure on a faraway island. (J PBK STILTON BK.1)

 

I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 A.D. / Lauren Tarshis

In Pompeii in AD 79, eleven-year-old slave boy Marcus runs away with his father, who has been sold to become a gladiator, and they escape to Vesuvius, only to return to the city the following morning to warn the inhabitants of the coming eruption. (J PBK TARSHIS)

 

“I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingertips. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud. ” ~Nnedi Okorafor, The Book of Phoenix

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