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The People Remember

“This immaculately illustrated picture book walks through a vast swath of history… Zoboi’s poetic retrospective breathes life into Black history narratives and reverently celebrates Black lives.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

“Historical fiction that is as relevant as ever…A timeless and timely tale of one girl’s journey to save her family and discover herself.” ― Kirkus Reviews

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Voices from the Pandemic: American Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience

“Saslow has done a sterling job of capturing real people’s experiences of the start of the pandemic.” –Tampa Bay Times

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The Lincoln Highway

“[A] playfully thought-provoking novel . . . [Towles] juggles the pieces of his plot deftly, shifting from voice to voice, skirting sentimentality and quirkiness with a touch of wistful regret, and leading up to an ending that is bound to provoke discussion.” Booklist (starred)

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The Alice Network

“…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.” — Amazon.com

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A Good Kind of Trouble

“A Good Kind of Trouble” by Lisa Moore Ramee — “Shayla navigates the world of middle school and the troubled world beyond with wit and endless heart. A timely, funny, and unforgettable debut about friendship, facing your fears, and standing up for what’s right.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America

“How the World is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America” by Clint Smith — “Both an honoring and an exposé of slavery’s legacy in America and how this nation is built upon the experiences, blood, sweat and tears of the formerly enslaved.”―The Root

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Monarch Butterflies: Explore the Life Journey of One of the Winged Wonders of the World

“Monarchs are a favorite and familiar North American butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured the popular imagination for generations. As populations of monarchs decline dramatically due to habitat loss and climate change, interest in and enthusiasm for protecting these beloved pollinators has skyrocketed. With easy-to-read text and colorful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents young readers with rich, detailed information about the monarchs’ life cycle, anatomy, and the wonders of their signature migration, as well as how to raise monarchs at home and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations. As the book considers how human behavior has harmed monarchs, it offers substantive ways kids can help make a positive difference. Children will learn how to turn lawns into native plant gardens, become involved in citizen science efforts such as tagging migrating monarchs and participating in population counts, and support organizations that work to conserve butterflies.” — ONIX annotations

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NEW ARRIVALS – JULY 2021

ADULT FICTION

“Nothing More Dangerous” by Allen Eskens — “Allen Eskens doesn’t just tap into the experience of growing up in a rural Southern town; Nothing More Dangerous dissects the inner life of a teen forced to confront prejudice and persecution…. Eskens has the skill to make readers cry… and then cheer.”―Shelf Awareness

“Sooley” by John Grisham — “An intensely moving story, told with the same eye for character and descriptive detail Grisham brings to his crime novels. His occasional forays into general fiction are usually interesting, but this one is considerably more than that. It’s skillfully written, with a deeply compelling central character and a story that is full of raw emotion and suspense.” –Booklist

“The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin — “A family saga about love, destiny, living life and making choices that will cause readers to consider what to do with the time given them on this earth.”Huffington Post

“The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams – “Williams provides readers with detailed background and biographical information pointing to extensive research about the [Oxford English Dictionary] and its editors, many of whom appear as characters in Esme’s life. The result is a satisfying amalgam of truth and historical fiction.”Kirkus Reviews

“The Lions of Fifth Avenue” by Fiona Davis – “Davis delves into the history of the New York Public Library in this delightful mystery. . . . The characters and story are stellar, but the real star of the show is the library, which Davis evokes beautifully.”Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

The Narrowboat Summer” by Anne Youngson – “Fans of Jane Smiley and Hannah Mary McKinnon will enjoy Youngson’s immersive, lyrical account of the women’s narrowboat summer, especially the colorful characters they meet along their journey.” Booklist

“The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict – “A powerful take on the accomplishments of J.P. Morgan’s librarian…. Benedict and Murray do a great job capturing Belle’s passion and tenacity as she carves a place for herself in a racist male-dominated society. This does fine justice to a remarkable historical figure.” —Publishers Weekly

“The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot” by Marianne Cronin – “A heart-warming story about how friendship can grow between people of different generations.” — BBC

“The Plot” by Jean Hanff Korelitz – “Korelitz…effortlessly deconstructs the campus novel and, much like Michael Chabon in Wonder Boys (1995), acerbically mocks the publishing industry. Fearless Korelitz presents a wry and unusual joyride of a thriller full of gasp-inducing twists as it explores copyright, ownership, and the questionable morals of writers.” Booklist

“The Shadow of the Gods” by John Gwynne – “Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic, and vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne.” — Publisher’s Annotation

“This is Happiness” by Niall Williams – “Warm and whimsical, sometimes sorrowful, but always expressed in curlicues of Irish lyricism, this charming book makes varied use of its electrical metaphor, not least to express the flickering pulse of humanity. A story both little and large and one that pulls out all the Irish stops.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ADULT MYSTERY

“Death with a Double Edge” by Anne Perry – “Daniel Pitt’s investigation into his colleague’s murder leads him through London’s teeming underbelly to one of the Royal Navy’s most powerful shipbuilders in a thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.” – Annotation

“Trinity Springs Forward” by Trevor Holliday – “Spring Training in the Desert. A deadly errand sends Hal Bailey from freezing Cleveland to sunny Tucson. It’s an easy job, a fastball straight down the center of the plate. But Hal can’t do anything the easy way. He doesn’t know it, but he’s in Trinity’s town.” — Amazon.com

ADULT BIOGRAPHY

“All that She Carried the Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake” by Tiya Miles – “Tiya Miles uses the tools of her trade to tend to Black people, to Black mothers and daughters, to our wounds, to collective Black love and loss. This book demonstrates Miles’s signature genius in its rare balance of both rigor and care.”—Brittney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

“Calhoun: American Heretic” by Robert Elder – “A timely and thought-provoking biography of the South Carolina statesman whose doctrines and debates set the stage for the Civil War. In the course of his chronicle, Mr. Elder traces how Calhoun’s thinking continues to influence American society today….[A] much-needed biography.”―Wall Street Journal

“Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood” by Cheryl Diamond – “A transfixing chronicle . . . Propulsive . . . Eloquent and bracing, Diamond’s story will haunt readers long after the last page.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones” by Larry Loftis – “Filled with glamour, glitz, and mysterious characters…Sumptuous…A lively history of a spirited woman.” Kirkus Reviews

“This Next Year We’ll Be Laughing” by Jacqueline Winspear – “Though she was born in 1955, [Winspear] provides a visceral portrait of London during WWII and the hardships and cultural changes that shaped England in the decades that followed . . . [An] elegantly executed memoir.”—Publishers Weekly

ADULT NON-FICTION

” A Short Philosophy of Birds” by Philippe J. Dubois and Elise Rousseau” – “This little book does a beautiful job of inspiring awe for the capacities of birds and applying lessons from their lives to the struggles of humanity.”  — Wall Street Journal

“A Swim in the Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life” by George Saunders – “Saunders discusses each story’s structure, energy flow, the questions it raises, and how “meaning is made,” embracing both technical finesse and the mysteries at creation’s core. . . . An invaluable and uniquely pleasurable master course and a generous celebration of reading, writing, and all the ways literature enriches our lives.” Booklist (starred review)

“A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism, and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism” by Daniel A. Sjursern – “Sjursen’s analysis compels the reader to think critically, in order to move beyond the half-truths that keep us from collectively solving America’s most persistent and damaging inequities.” Seattle Book Review

“An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World that Expects Exceptional” by Rainesfor Stauffer – “Rainesford Stauffer asks all the important questions in An Ordinary Age, which is in many ways a coming-of-age manifesto about how it feels, and what it means, to grow into adulthood in the digital age when we’re all told we should be living our quote-unquote best lives.” — Kate Fagan, author of What Made Maddy Run

“Beyond Denial: Essays on Consciousness, Spiritual Practice and Social Repair” by Anthony E. Acheson – “Beyond Denial is an essay collection that sketches a spirituality for our time that is life-affirming and inclusive, intellectually viable and socially responsible. … This book offers many rich insights and practices that can help guide us toward a more hopeful human future, even in a time of great fear and confusion.” — Amazon.com

“Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” edited by Paul Hawken – “It will give you the best kind of hope, the kind that balances realism with radical vision. . . . Stabilizing the climate system will require a heroic global effort, but the point here is only to show that . . . such an effort can do more than merely succeed; that it can succeed well, and open into futures that we can actually bear to contemplate.” —Tom Athanasiou, The Nation

“Fodor’s Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire” by John Blodgett – “Fodor’s is pitched a few notches higher…aimed at a fairly discerning traveler with an appetite for background and the occasional surprise.” New York Times

Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know and Many Others You Will Find Interesting” by Ronald Bailey and Marian L. Tupy – “This is an astonishing collection of positive trends. I want every young person to see it and begin to escape the indoctrination in pessimism they have been subjected to by the media and the education system. Making the world a much better place is clearly possible.” — Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves and How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

“The Lost Spells” by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris – “Elegant … There is enough magic here to summon wild things even for those who are snug indoors.” Wall Street Journal

Thus Far Version II: The Poetry of R. Sheldon Shay 2020” by Sheldon Shay

“Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World” by Vivek Hallegere Murthy – “One of our most beloved surgeon generals, Murthy has a big heart and a big message. We have a massive, deadly epidemic hidden in plain sight: loneliness. It is as harmful to health as smoking and far more common. And as his gripping stories of the science and suffering make clear, we can do something about it. Together is fascinating, moving, and essential reading.” — Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future” by Elizabeth Kolbert – “What makes Under A White Sky so valuable and such a compelling read is Kolbert tells by showing. Without beating the reader over the head, she makes it clear how far we already are from a world of undisturbed, perfectly balanced nature—and how far we must still go to find a new balance for the planet’s future that still has us humans in it.”NPR

Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again” by Page Dickey – “This is a book about transitions and what happens when you leave a beloved garden and embark, at the age of 74, on making a new one… Dickey has an intimate, almost mesmerising, writing style and this book is full of observations on life, plants and starting anew.” —The Times

“Vibrant: A Groundbreaking Program to Get Energized, Our Own Health, and Glow” by Dr. Stacie Stephenson – “In Vibrant, Dr. Stacie Stephenson delivers on how we can achieve the goal of her book’s title. We all want to age and live vibrantly, and this book tells you how. Elevate your health by reading Vibrant! “—Dr. William Li, New York Times bestselling author of Eat To Beat Disease

“Wildlife and Habitats: A Collection of Natural History Essays with Photographs” by Susan C. Morse

VERMONT NON-FICTION

“Aging in Vermont: 2020 Resource Guide & Directory”by Community of Vermont Elders – “This book is designed to provide older Vermonters and their families with a list of local (and sometimes national) resources and explain why and how to access them. It can be challenging to know where to begin and where to find the help that you may need along the way. Vermont has a passionate and dedicated support community that can help provide options and answers.” – Annotation

“East Craftsbury Church History 200 Years” by Bruce P. Shields

“Hazen Road Dispatch: Summer 2021, Vol. 45”

“Vermont Almanac: Stories from & for the Land, Volume 1” by various authors – “What is unique to Vermont’s sense of place has been captured in a new book that really must be added to any Vermonters’ book collection or coffee table. Vermont Almanac . . . is a beautiful compilation. It is breathtaking in its depth of advice and information. It is, in effect, How to Vermont. Broken down by month, it has something for everyone who loves the state.” – Barre-Montpelier Times Argus/Rutland Herald

“Vermont…Who Knew?: Quirky Characters, Unsung Heroes, Wholesome Offbeat Stuff” by Robert F. Wilson – “Entertaining collection of stories both historical and odd, that make the state so special.” – Albany (NY) Times Union, review by Jack Rightmyer

KIT

Colors Kit
Yoga Bag Kit

ITEMS

HP Chromebook Laptop (chromebook to lend out)
HP Chromebook Laptop 2 (chromebook to lend out)
HP Chromebook Laptop 3 (chromebook to lend out)

PARENTING

“Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground” by Chris Tompkins – “Raising LGBTQ Allies is the first book to focus on the prevention of homophobia, transphobia, and bullying before they begin. It encourages families to have open and authentic conversations in a practical, timely, and inclusive way. It also creates a dialogue with parents around the possibility they may have an LGBTQ child”– Baker & Taylor

BOARD BOOK

Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Star” by Chris Tougas

PICTURE BOOK

Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing” by Christopher Willard and Daniel Rechtschaffen
Jabari Jumps” by Gaia Cornwall
The Rabbit Listened” by Cori Doerrfeld
“We All Play” by Julie Flett

JUVENILE FICTION

City of Islands” by Kali Wallace – “Wallace creates an intriguing world. The racial and ethnic diversity within this seagoing nation, as well as its powerful female leaders and acceptance of same-gender marriages, make for a welcome reboot of the standard sword-and-sorcery setting. An adventurous story that will appeal to middle school fantasy readers.” — School Library Journal

Mac B., Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime” by Mac Barnett -“Mac B. is back… and this time, a new enemy is after the Crown Jewels! Will Mac solve this locked-room mystery in time?” — Amazon.com

Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue” by Jeff Seymour – “This is a moving fantasy novel with strong world-building, intriguing characters, and touching themes about the meaning of family and sacrifice.” —School Library Journal

Rebellion of Thieves” by Kekla Magoon – “Not just retelling, this both honors its legendary origins and is very much its own adventure. A fast-paced, futuristic adventure tale that will have readers feeling as though they’ve been on a physical and emotional roller coaster.” – Kirkus Reviews

Shouting at the Rain” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt – “In addition to telling Delsie’s story in an involving way, Hunt vividly portrays the underlying us-and-them mentality shared by locals in a seaside community that relies on outside visitors. As sweet and summery as lemonade.”—Booklist

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVELS

Major Impossible” by Nathan Hale – “Explore the Grand Canyon with John Wesley Powell in the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!” — Amazon.com

This is What Democracy Looks Like” by Dan Nott and others

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

Build Your Own Adventure” by Daniel Lipkowitz –

“Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See” by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley – “A touching tale.”Kirkus Reviews

“My Tiny Life by Ruby T. Hummingbird” by Paul Meisel – “Accurate natural history simply and charismatically presented.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

The Usborne Outdoor Book: Inspiring Ideas for Discovering and Exploring Outdoors” by Alice James and Emily Bone

“Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey” by Robert Burleigh – Scientific facts about hummingbird feeding and flight are emphasized in the formative text and the light-and motion-filled illustrations, which skillfully convey the bird’s movements.” Horn Book

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

A Night Twice as Long” by Andrew Simonet – “Simonet illustrates the tenuous line between hope and despair that Alex walks as she makes pivotal choices in a world turned inside out.” Publishers Weekly

Haunt Me” by Liz Kessler – “This thoroughly romantic story is heartbreaking but hopeful: Kessler gives Joe a reason to cross over, and Olly and Erin a reason to live.” Publishers Weekly

YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

“One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War General” by Joseph Bruchac – “Bruchac excels in detailing Parker’s life and the history of the Seneca people and other Native Americans. The text also dispels myths about Native Americans within the context of U.S. history… A well-executed biography.”  School Library Journal

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humanking, Vol 1” by Yuval Noah Harari – “In a manner that is both playful and provocative, Harari teams with co-creators adept at the graphic format to enliven his academic studies….An informative, breathless sprint through the evolution and consequences of human development.” Kirkus Reviews

The Giver” by Lois Lowry illustrated by P. Craig Russell – “Presents a graphic novelization of Lois Lowry’s novel in which Jonas, a boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is receives special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.” — Baker & Taylor

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My First Gardening Book: 35 Easy and Fun Projects For Budding Gardeners

“If you’re a budding gardener, you can discover how to sow and grow successfully with My First Gardening Book. In Chapter 1, Getting Started, you will learn all the basics, such as how to prepare soil, sow seeds, choose plants and maintain your garden. In Chapter 2, Grow Your Own, put your skills to good use with projects such as the Tasty Herb Pot, Sunflower Alley and Eggshell Gardens. Chapter 3, Garden Decorations, shows you innovative ways to brighten up your garden, including Painted Pots and Ice Mobiles, and in Chapter 4, Garden Crafts you can combine gardening and craft activities, with fun creations such as Lavender Bags and Pretty Seed Packets. All the projects are explained in child-friendly language so that you can garden independently. You will soon enjoy all the rewards of your work as you watch your plants and flowers grow and blossom.” — Simon and Schuster