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NEW ARRIVALS – MAY 2024

ADULT FICTION

“Death’s End” by Cixin Liu — “A conclusion to the near-future adventure trilogy that began with The Three-Body Problem finds the reawakening of 21st-century aerospace engineer Cheng Xin, who possesses knowledge of a long-forgotten program, threatening the peaceful co-existence of humans and Trisolarans.” — Atlas Publishing

“Jackie & Me” by Louis Bayard — “A delight…a poignant, late-summer-afternoon kind of novel. a story perfectly tuned to our ongoing fascination with the Kennedy marriage — and a novel, like Jackie herself, with charm to spare.” The Washington Post

“The Dark Forest” by Cixin Liu — “Follows humanity’s desperate plan to outmaneuver alien invaders by placing all defensive strategies in the hands of four men, including an anonymous astronomer who is baffled by his new status.” — Baker & Taylor

“The Night Ship” by Jess Kidd — “Kidd shows a keen understanding of how thin the boundary between the magic and the mundane is for children and treats their understanding of the world with seriousness and compassion. Her prose has an arresting simplicity that evokes fairy tales, and the echoes between Mayken’s and Gil’s experiences are treats for the reader to discover. An ambitious, melancholy work of historical fiction that offers two wondrous young protagonists for the price of one.” ― Kirkus Reviews

“The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu — “Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.” — McMillan Palgrave

ADULT MYSTERY

“A Calamity of Souls” by David Baldacci — “Bestseller Baldacci’s stirring latest… generates satisfying tension from Jack and Desiree’s clashing personalities, and his real-life experiences both as an attorney and as a child in 1960s Virginia lend the proceedings an air of uncommon authenticity. This ranks among the author’s best.”―Publishers Weekly

“Desert Star” by Michael Connelly — “Thrilling… Both cases require deep dives into the past; both lead to great action scenes; and, as always, Connelly displays his encyclopedic knowledge of the latest forensics… Bosch, however, takes a low-tech approach and follows leads in the field with his trademark intensity, driven by his desire to restore order in a violent world… [Desert Star] ranks up there with Connelly’s best.”―Publishers Weekly

“Flop Dead Gorgeous” by David Rosenfelt — ““Witty, well-paced. . . a treat for fans. Rarely does a series this long-running still feel so fresh.” –Publishers Weekly

“Righteous Prey” by John Sandford — “The book’s strength rests firmly on the rapport between Davenport and Flowers: their pithy dialogue is spiced with the kind of humor that enduring friendships engender. Sandford fans will hope they have a long run as a team.”Publishers Weekly

ADULT BIOGRAPHY

“Circle of Sawdust: A Circus Memoir of Mud, Myth, Mayhem and Magic” by Rob Mermin — “Circle of Sawdust’ is a uniquely personal story of the wild characters, fascinating personalities, remarkable histories, and behind-the-scenes world of traditional traveling circuses. Here is a true-life tale about a boy’s impulse to run off and join the circus and then – through doubt, failure, loss, and tragedy- pursue the implausible vision of starting his own circus! With humor and passion, Mermin writes about the precarious life of a creative artist, the ups and downs of taking risks, and the idealistic struggle to hold onto a dream.” — from back cover.

“Here After: A Memoir” by Amy Lin — “As the author navigates the wake of her inexplicable loss, readers will be both humbled by and grateful for the way she brings us into her world. A beautifully visceral and emotionally intimate depiction of young widowhood.” Kirkus Reviews(starred review)

ADULT NON-FICTION

“10-Minute Balance Exercises for Seniors” by Primelife Wilderness — “…The comprehensive exercise guide that makes up the second half of the book is well-illustrated and easy to follow, ensuring user safety and the confidence that they’re getting the most out of regular workouts…”
Self-Publishing Review

“Ageless Aging: A Woman’s Guide to Increasing Healthspan, Brainspan and Lifespan” by Maddy Dychtwald with Kate Hanley — “Maddy Dychtwald broadens the longevity conversation by covering all the essential pieces of the aging journey—including how to navigate ageism, rewrite our own attitudes about getting older, find purpose, foster connection, and manage our finances throughout a longer lifespan. Prepare to feel empowered and excited about the road ahead.”—Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, author of Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better

“Cutting Wood: Poems” by Phil Smith — “This collection of deeply personal poems describes a rural life in which trees, and the cutting, splitting, stacking, and burning of wood for heat are central to life. They explore hard work and labor, entangled connections with the natural world, the joy (and ache) of physical effort, and what it means to live in the North Country of New England and the Great Lakes.” — Amazon.com

“How to Say Goodbye” by Wendy McNaughton — ““Tenderly illustrated… [MacNaughton] distills hours of sitting, being there and waiting into a beautiful reminder that death is a part of living and that we can learn from it. “Follow their lead.” “Just be there.” “Cry. A lot.” This “how-to” guide about dying reminds the living to embrace the present and deepen our relationships.” ―NPR, “Books We Love”

“Leave Us in the Now: A Collection of Haiku, Volume 2” by Laura Lee Bond — “It can reveal a nugget of truth, like gold. A morsel of deliciousness to be savored. An instantaneous transportation into another world. It can change your consciousness. Or it can make you laugh.” — back cover

“Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbooks Got Wrong” by James W. Loewen — “Loewen’s book contains so much history that it ends up functioning not just as a critique, but also as a kind of counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past.”
The Nation

“Mysteriously: A Collection of Haiku, Volume 1” by Laura Lee Bond — “In Mysteriously, the first volume in a trilogy of her haiku, Laura Lee Bond has compiled hard-won nuggets of universal truth.” — Amazon.com

“New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend the West” by David E. Sanger — “[A] cogent, revealing account of how a generation of American officials have grappled with dangerous developments in the post-Cold War era—the rise of an enduringly authoritarian China, the return of state-on-state conflict in Europe—that have produced a geopolitical mash-up of old and new . . . compelling . . . vividly captures Washington.”—The New York Times

“Poems Come” by Phil Smith — “… poems that tell stories. poems that dance. poems that sing. poems that change color.
these words also say what poems are not: violent. arrogant. mean. sound bites.
they describe the mystery. they talk about laughing. they’re insolent. they create stuff.
sometimes they’re impatient. sometimes they wait. they work for justice, enact gun laws, end ableism and saneism.
these poems are political acts.
phil smith, who put this book together, says he didn’t write these poems. they wrote themselves.” — Amazon.com

“Real Superfoods: Everyday Ingredients to Elevate Your Health” by Ocean Robbins & Nicole Dandrea-Russert — “A must-have cookbook for anyone looking to optimize their health and well-being. It cuts through conflicting and confusing nutritional advice and offers a practical path to slow the aging process through ordinary, easily accessible, and inexpensive ingredients.” — Mark Hyman, M.D., best-selling author and founder and director of The UltraWellness Center

“Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe” by Laura Lynne Jackson — “This most hopeful work is a peek behind the scenes of the universe, reading it is like receiving a private message from God. Its essence is this: While one’s body is temporary, one’s love lives forever.  What a thought!”—Mark Epstein, MD, author of Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

“The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness” by Jonathan Haidt — “[An] important new book…The shift in kids’ energy and attention from the physical world to the virtual one, Haidt shows, has been catastrophic, especially for girls.” —Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times

“The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War” by Erik Larson — “Perhaps no other historian has ever rendered the struggle for Sumter in such authoritative detail as Larson does here. . . . Few historians, too, have done a better job of untangling the web of intrigues and counter-intrigues that helped provoke the eventual attack and surrender.”—The Washington Post

“The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth” by Zoe Schlanger — “…an astounding exploration of the remarkable abilities of plants and fungi.…There are mind-bending revelations on every page, and Schlanger combines robust intellectual curiosity with delicate lyricism….Science writing doesn’t get better than this.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The Reach” by Phil Smith — “Smith spent six weeks at Dickenson’s Reach in Down East Maine during the fall of 2019. The experience of living off-grid, with no running water and wood for heat, two miles from the nearest paved road was transformational. Created by Bill Coperthwaite, whose life and thinking about non-violent living that intentionally rejected capitalism and inequality, the homestead consists of a set of extraordinary yurts on 400 acres of wilderness, with 4.5 miles of ocean coast. Smith describes his connection with the animals, sky, water, soil, and trees that he lived among.” — Amazon.com

“This Place is North: Poems” by Phil Smith — “these poems – some short, some longer – are stories and songs about land and water, about animals and plants, about the author’s place among and alongside them. on the shore of lake superior, at the base of the abbaye peninsula, looking out at keweenaw bay, they explore what it means to live across all seasons in the north country. they take pleasure in hard work and small joys found in field and woods.” — Amazon.com

“Water-Color Rendered Words: A Collection of Haiku, Volume 2” by Laura Lee Bond — “It can reveal a nugget of truth, like gold. A morsel of deliciousness to be savored. An instantaneous transportation into another world. It can change your consciousness. Or it can just make you laugh. Leave Us in the Now, …, explores how we experience the now—whether it’s place, time, or the company we keep.” — Amazon.com

ITEMS

NT-USB Mini microphone — “The RDE NT USB Mini microphones operate with both Mac and Windows computers as well as tablets, and no preamp, interface, converters, or mixer are necessary for recording. It is powered by the USB bus of a computer and separate software is not required. RDE NT USB Mini microphones record audio at 24-bit / 48 kHz; make use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound; and can be mounted to any standard microphone stand or their own magnetic stand. The NT USB Mini works with RDE Connect, a free streaming podcasting software.”

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

“The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity” by Nicholas Day — “A multistranded yarn skillfully laid out in broad, light brush strokes with some cogent themes mixed in.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and American Struggle to Defend the West by David E. Sanger

“New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend the West” by David E. Sanger — “[A] cogent, revealing account of how a generation of American officials have grappled with dangerous developments in the post-Cold War era—the rise of an enduringly authoritarian China, the return of state-on-state conflict in Europe—that have produced a geopolitical mash-up of old and new . . . compelling . . . vividly captures Washington.”—The New York Times

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Highlighted New Arrivals

The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day

“A multistranded yarn skillfully laid out in broad, light brush strokes with some cogent themes mixed in.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

“Follows humanity’s desperate plan to outmaneuver alien invaders by placing all defensive strategies in the hands of four men, including an anonymous astronomer who is baffled by his new status.” — Baker & Taylor

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The Little Liar by Mitch Albom

“Beloved bestselling author Mitch Albom returns with a powerful novel of hope and forgiveness that moves from a coastal Greek city during WWII to America in the golden age of Hollywood, as the intertwined lives of three young survivors are forever changed by the perils of deception and the grace of redemption.” — Harper Collins

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How We Live is How We Die by Pema Chödrön

“How We Live is How We Die” by Pema Chödrön — “Chödrön’s clarity and warmth make this book accessible to a wide array of audiences. . . . Oft-quoted, much beloved, and radiating kindness, Chödrön remains a guiding light for those seeking spiritual growth.”—Library Journal

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NEW ARRIVALS – APRIL 2024

ADULT FICTION

“After Annie” by Anna Quindlen — “A master of exploring human frailty and resilience in the face of domestic tragedy, best-selling Anna Quindlen plumbs the depths of Annie’s survivors’ individual and collective grief in scenes that are both subtle and sharp. Exquisite in its sensitivity, breathtaking in its compassion, Quindlen’s exploration of loss and renewal will provoke both weeping and wonder.”—Booklist (starred review)

“All We Were Promised” by Ashton Lattimore — “Against the backdrop of untold history, Ashton Lattimore spins a beguiling story of friendship, deception, and women crossing boundaries in the name of freedom. Disparate and deeply real, Charlotte, Nell, and Evie struggle to fully trust one another, but ultimately discover that together they may be stronger than everything their turbulent world casts against them.”—Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends

“Crook Manifesto” by Colson Whitehead — “Whitehead’s flair for texture is as sharp as ever…Ray, May, Elizabeth and Pepper in particular are by turns exasperating and aspirational. Life gets thrown at them, and they throw themselves back in return. These are people you crave to catch up with, and in Whitehead’s hands, the vast and intangible forces of society, injustice, morality, survival and love are distilled in them.” —NPR

“Hidden Pictures” by Jason Rekulak — “I read Hidden Pictures and loved it. The language is straightforward, the surprises really surprise, and it has that hard-to-achieve propulsiveness that won’t let you put it down. And the pictures are terrific!” ―Stephen King

“How to End a Love Story” by Yulin Kuang — “Screenwriter Kuang’s debut beautifully probes the lingering effects of grief and guilt while offering readers a glimpse behind the curtain of Hollywood glamour. … Kuang handles her characters’ complex emotions with sensitivity and skill, and makes the chemistry between Helen and Grant leap off the page. Readers will have no trouble rooting for these two.” — Publishers Weekly

“Lucky” by Jane Smiley — “Spellbinding . . . Smiley neatly reverses the usual story of a 1970s singer [and then] orchestrates a seismic twist of staggering magnitude . . . Every novel by Smiley is a surprise. ” —Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred)

“Mal Goes to War” by Edward Ashton — “Ashton’s vision of the future feels all too plausible and his blend of action and humor keeps the pages flying. This is sure to please the author’s fans.” ―Publishers Weekly

“The Berlin Letters” by Katherine Reay — “From the time she was a young girl, Luisa Voekler has loved solving puzzles and cracking codes. Brilliant and logical, she’s expected to quickly climb the career ladder at the CIA. But while her coworkers have moved on to thrilling Cold War assignments ― especially in the exhilarating era of the late 1980s ― Luisa’s work remains stuck in the past decoding messages from World War II.…” — Amazon.com

“The Little Liar” by Match Albom — “Beloved bestselling author Mitch Albom returns with a powerful novel of hope and forgiveness that moves from a coastal Greek city during WWII to America in the golden age of Hollywood, as the intertwined lives of three young survivors are forever changed by the perils of deception and the grace of redemption.” — Harper Collins

“The Limits” by Nell Freudenberger — “Freudenberger ably captures the sense of uncertainty and displacement during the height of the pandemic, matching the inner confusion of major life changes with the outer turmoil of a world in crisis.” –The Washington Post

“The Morningside” by Tea Obreht — “Obreht is offering a cautionary vision of what our future might look like, but she’s also asking questions that are as old as storytelling. What do we want to tell ourselves about ourselves? What do we try to hide from ourselves? And what’s the cost of our lives?”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Utopia Avenue” by David Mitchell — “Mitchell, whose novels range through different modes and genres with extraordinary facility, has a lucid, kinetic style at all times, but he is never more impressive than when writing in close third person about characters in altered mental states—captivity, physical pain, madness. . . . A conventional story of a band’s rise turns into a book on another plane entirely.”—The New Yorker

ADULT MYSTERY

“An Irish Hostage” by Charles Todd — “[Readers] are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford . . . While her sensibility is as crisp as her narrative voice, Bess is a compassionate nurse who responds with feeling.” — The New York Times Book Review

“Death in the Details” by Katie Tietjen — “Aesthetically and morally complex . . . A compelling account of how the toll of war extends far beyond the battlefield.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Pay Dirt” by Sara Paretsky — “History buffs will appreciate Paretsky’s exploration of Kansas’s violent past, while V.I. fans will be eager to read the latest in the award-winning series (after Overboard).” — Library Journal

“The Mystery Guest” by Nita Prose — “Heartwarming . . . Like Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, who’s rendered invisible because she’s an old woman, Molly and her grandmother are not seen because of the kind of work they do. In this affecting and socially-pointed mystery series, however, invisibility becomes the superpower of the pink-collar proletariat.”—NPR

“Three-Inch Teeth” by C. J. Box — “Box’s pulse-pounding latest adventure for Wyoming game warden Pickett showcases the series’ strengths: high-octane action, intricate plotting, and well-drawn characters… [and] maintains expert suspense throughout, shrewdly exploiting the story’s animal and human killers to set a series of diabolical traps for his hero. It’s another high point in a series full of them.” — Publishers Weekly

ADULT BIOGRAPHY

“Somehow: Thoughts on Love” by Anne Lamott — “Beloved and best-selling author Lamott offers a joyful, feel-good read that explores the power of love—romantic, platonic, and familial—in people’s lives, with her usual grace, humor, and insight.”—Library Journal

ADULT NON-FICTION

“A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save our Vanishing Birds” by Anders & Beverly Gyllenhall — “Written partially as a travelogue as the authors journeyed thousands of miles by road around the continent, the combination of personal story and scientific reportage is compelling… show[s] how new technologies of radar and radio tracking allow intimate looks at birds’ lives, and otherwise delve into the commitment and love that is demonstrated by all the disparate groups working to save the continent’s birds.” – Booklist (starred review)

“Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos” by Lisa Kaltenegger — “Exquisite book is for all who have peered into the night sky pondering the mysteries of the universe … a mind-bending journey.”
Booklist (starred)”

“Glucose Goddess Method: A 4-Week Guide to Cutting Cravings, Getting Your Energy Back, and Feeling Amazing” by Jessie Inchauspe — “Blood sugar takes center stage in biochemist Inchauspé’s clever guide to eating for ‘more energy, curbed cravings, [and] better mood’…This intelligent survey offers plenty to savor.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“How We Live is How We Die” by Pema Chodron — “Chödrön’s clarity and warmth make this book accessible to a wide array of audiences. . . . Oft-quoted, much beloved, and radiating kindness, Chödrön remains a guiding light for those seeking spiritual growth.”—Library Journal

“Normal Broke: The Grief Companion for When It’s Time to Heal but You’re not Sure You Want to” by Kelly Cervantes — “Normal Broken was born out of a desire to meet people where they are in their grief journeys, to lend a hand, or maybe to just sit in the dark with them. To acknowledge your brokenness and to feel broken together–never pressured to “move on” or “think positive” — Baker & Taylor

“Snacking Bakes: Simple Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Brownies, Cakes & More” by Yossi Arefi — “Yossy knows something fundamental about all of us. When we want something sweet, we want it now. Her treats deliver. No fuss, just easy, accessible, truly inspired deliciousness. Snacking Cakes is well-worn, batter-spattered, and beloved. Our copy of Snacking Bakes is sure to be a mess in no time.”—Samantha Seneviratne, author of Bake Smart

“Work, Retire, Repeat: The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy” by Teresa Ghilarducci — “Ghilarducci argues convincingly that how long people need to work is more about who has power in society than anything else.” — Peter Coy ― The New York Times

JUVENILE FICTION

“Hotel Flamingo” by Alex Milway

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The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White

“When human remains are found, reopening a decades-old case, a group of friends, highly respected, affluent members of their communities, begins to fracture as homicide detective Jane Munro and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ella Queen get closer to the truth of what happened on an autumn night 47 years ago.” — Baker & Taylor

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I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 by Lauren Tarshie

” Traces the story of a boy who moves across the country to rural northern California, where his efforts to adjust are challenged by a fast-moving firestorm that places family homes and lives at risk.” — Baker & Taylor

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NEW ARRIVALS – MARCH 2024

ADULT FICTION

“The Book of Doors” by Gareth Brown — “A whirlwind journey that opens doors into other worlds but also into the heart of the human experience.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The Book of Fire” by Christy Lefteri — “After a wildfire consumes their home in present-day Greece, Irini makes a split-second decision that will haunt her forever, while her husband Tasso, unable to paint due to the burns on his hands, finds hope for the future in his young daughter.” — Atlas Publishing

“The Great Divide: A Novel” by Christina Henriquez — “Henríquez’s ambitious historical novel revolves around the construction of the Panama Canal…[A] sweeping saga involving the laborers, fishmongers, activists, journalists and neighbors whose lives intersect during this significant time in history.” — Washington Post

“You Dreamed of Empires” by Alvaro Enrique — “[S]ublime absurdities… abound in this delirious historical fantasia, which can be said to be many things: funny, ghastly, eye-opening, marvelous and frequently confounding.” — Wall Street Journal

ADULT MYSTERY

“Hanging Falls” by Margaret Mizushima — “Winning heroine…A realistic view of how a K-9 team works, treating Robo as an important character, but never stooping to anthropomorphism.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“Striking Range” by Margaret Mizushima — “The way Mattie handles her service dog, the logistics of his training, his canine personality, the important evidence he believably uncovers, and their warm yet disciplined interaction remain the heart of the stories and give them their authenticity and appeal.” —New York Journal of Books

“The Hunter” by Tana French — “French’s dialogue is some of the best in the business. … The secretive village is a trope as old as mysteries—as old as humanity itself. But French does more than show the banal evil behind a smiling face. She makes it particular as a kicked dog’s limp and dying embers in a steel barrel—and reminds us that we underestimate such places at our peril.” —The New York Times

“The Three Dahlias” by Katy Watson — “A wonderful celebration of Golden Age crime. . . a read you can sink into, just like the perfect country house weekend. You will definitely love Dahlia in all her guises by the end” — S.J. Bennett, author of The Windsor Knot

“The Unquiet Bones” by Loreth Anne White — “When human remains are found, reopening a decades-old case, a group of friends, highly respected, affluent members of their communities, begins to fracture as homicide detective Jane Munro and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ella Queen get closer to the truth of what happened on an autumn night 47 years ago.” — Baker & Taylor

“Twice the Trouble” by Ash Clifton — “Noland Twice is a charismatic hero in a riveting story with breakneck pacing, unguessable twists, and a heart-stopping ending. Fans of Robert B. Parker and Lee Child will love him.”
Booklist, starred review

JUVENILE FICTION

“I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018” by Lauren Tarshis –” Traces the story of a boy who moves across the country to rural northern California, where his efforts to adjust are challenged by a fast-moving firestorm that places family homes and lives at risk.” — Baker & Taylor

“Monsters at Halloween” by Zanna Davidson — “It’s Halloween and Billy can’t wait for the village Halloween Party. There’s just one problem… his Mini Monsters are at the party too! Sparkle-Bogey’s in the apple bobbing, Trumpet’s in a pumpkin and Gloop’s playing ‘Guess the Body Part’. Can Billy find his monsters before anyone else does? Or will it be up to Peep to save the day?” — Amazon.com

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

“Heartstopper: Volume 5” by Alice Oseman — “With all the blushing and awkward glances, it’s difficult not to be charmed… The romance and realistic fiction will draw readers into this sweet story.” — Booklist