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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

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The Wild Robot Escapes

“Thought-provoking….Raises poignant quandaries about the nature of love and selfhood.”―Publishers Weekly

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Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series that Changed Baseball

“From sandlots to stadiums, Luke Epplin generously offers up the best seat in the stands to revisit when both America and its greatest pastime were changing. Even as the color line impacted the best Black players’ access and opportunities, Our Team is a riveting reminder of the unifying power of sports―and the compelling men who sought to change America one game at a time.” ―Caseen Gaines, author of Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way

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The President’s Daughter

The President’s Daughter is a smart, taut, utterly fantastic roller coaster that had me holding on for dear life: a combination of every parent’s worst nightmare—a daughter abducted by a terrorist with a scimitar—and the inside world of Washington, DC (a place where, arguably, the knives are pretty damn sharp, too).”―Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives, The Flight Attendant, and Hour of the Witch

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The Keepers

“When Mace Reid and his cadaver dog Vira are called in to search Washington Park, what they find has them running for their very lives as a they, amidst murder and mayhem, uncover corruption at the highest level, which does not bode well for them.” — Atlas Publishing

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Tesoro by Yesika Salgado

“Tesoro is a story of family, survival, and the formative power of the women in Salgado’s life. It is a telling of the balance between love and perseverance. Tesoro is an unearthing of the sacred connections that make a person whole; the treasure we forever keep with us when we learn from those we love, when we mourn those we’ve lost, and what grows in between.” – Perseus Publishing

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Bryant & May: Oranges and Lemons by Christopher Fowler

“As is the case with other books in the series, the setup is improbable (bordering on bizarre), the characters droll, the prose exceptionally clever and often hilarious and the ‘aha’ moment deliciously unexpected.” — BookPage

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NEW ARRIVALS – JUNE 2021

ADULT FICTION

“A Desolation Called Peace” by Arkady Martine – “Martine weaves a dramatic and suspenseful story of political intrigue and alien first contact . . . each character is rendered in exquisite detail.”―Booklist, starred review

“A Memory Called Empire” by Arkady Martine – “Politics and personalities blend with an immersive setting and beautiful prose in a debut that weaves threads of identity, assimilation, technology, and culture to offer an exceedingly well-done sf political thriller.”―Library Journal, starred review

“A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham – “Grisham has returned to the place closest to his heart… The trial is riveting…it’s striking how suspenseful the story is…how much we’re gripped by the small details.”–Sarah Lyall, The New York Times

“Black Bottom Saints” by Alice Randall – “A rambunctious portrait of the “caramel Camelot” that was Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood from the late 1930s to the late 1960s.” — New York Times

“Four Brides” by Debbie Macomber – “After their lives take them in unexpected directions, three friends meet again at their fifteen-year class reunion where they reconnect and share stories of disappointment, rediscovery and, finally, new love.” — Baker & Taylor

“Light Perpetual” by Francis Spufford – “Offers a moving view of how people confront the gap between their expectations and their reality.” The New Yorker

“That Summer” by Jennifer Weiner – “A page-turner. Reflective of the #MeToo movement and the importance of accountability, it’s a thought-provoking and timely book.” ― Seattle Book Review

“The Mermaid from Jeju” by Sumi Hahn – “A poignant, original book about women’s strength, the human cost of war, and how people come to terms with painful memories . . . satisfying and meaningful.” —Historical Novels Review

“The Soulmate Equation” by Christina Lauren – “[A] novel with a fascinating blend of modern science and old-fashioned attraction… Sweet and thoughtful, The Soulmate Equation explores what makes people click.”  ― Shelf Awareness

ADULT MYSTERY

“An Extravagant Death” by Charles Finch – “A solid historical mystery that will change its hero’s mind about life and death.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The Consequences of Fear” by Jacqueline Winespear – “A fast-paced tale of mystery and spycraft whose exploration of inner doubts and fears makes it much more.” — Kirkus

“The Darkest Evening” by Ann Cleeves – “Superb . . . This fair-play mystery brims with fully developed suspects and motives that are hidden in plain sight. Skillful misdirection masks the killer’s identity. This page-turner is must reading for fans as well as newcomers.”―Publishers Weekly (starred)

“The Loch Ness Papers” by Paige Shelton – “Framed with its lovingly described Scottish setting and the fascinating details about both the monster and King Arthur, Shelton’s mystery mixes atmosphere, crime, and characters effectively.”―Booklist

ADULT BIOGRAPHY

“The Secret to Superhuman Strength” by Alison Bechdel – “[Bechdel] set out to write a light book about her lifelong commitment to exercise, including stints as a cyclist, climber, skier and yogi. As usual, her story and art are about so much more — the realities of aging, the quest for transcendence and the drumbeat of mortality.”—Washington Post

ADULT NON-FICTION

“The 30-day Alzheimer’s Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline” by Dean Sherzai – “This simple, step-by-step guide is your road map to a life of clear mind, strong memory, and lasting wellness. You won’t believe how easy (and how delicious!) it can be to transform your life.” —OCEAN ROBBINS, CEO, Food Revolution Network

“Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories” by Nigella Lawson – “Lawson combines offerings that put a spin on recipes from restaurants, friends, and family, as well as an insightful take on the importance of cooking in her own life, in this delightful outing. . . . The recipes are cheerful, straightforward, and easy to follow. Lawson’s fans are in for a treat.”  — Publishers Weekly

“Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape” by Cal Flyn – “[A] riveting collection of essays…. Through lush and poetic language, [Flyn] captures the vital forces at work in the natural world. This is nature writing at its most potent.” Publishers Weekly (Starred)

“Jackpot : How the Super-rich Really Live–and How Their Wealth Harms Us All” by Michael Mechanic – “Eye-opening…. often a gleeful sendup of the absurd eccentricities of the superrich…. A scathing but fair indictment of how the mindless worship of wealth makes us all poorer.” Kirkus Reviews

“Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee’s Pie, New York’s Best Pie Shop” by Petra Paredez – “Petra’s cookbook is the technicolor culmination of six years of professional pie-making and a lifetime of informal family research. With more than 80 different kinds of pie, from classic pumpkins and rhubarbs to wild cards like tahini chess pie, to savory mincemeat and quiches, Pie for Everyone really does have a little something for all of us.”
Petee’s Pie Commandments, Taste

“Preventing Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age” by Amy Klobuchar – “Methodical . . . Klobuchar furnishes an overview of the evolution of U.S. anti-monopoly law and a call for rebalancing the relationship between capital and labor. She condemns corporate consolidation and wealth concentration, and views lax antitrust enforcement as antithetical to democracy.” —The Guardian

“Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables” by Joshua McFadden and Martha Holmberg – “Essential techniques that can help cooks become better at preparing seasonal and local vegetables. . . . Attractive vegetable recipes range from brightly colored raw and cooked salads to indulgent appetizers, pastas, and baked goods. Under McFadden’s tutelage, cooks will learn how to bring out the best in every humble vegetable.” —Library Journal, starred review

“The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism” by Jen Gunter – “The Menopause Manifesto gives women the playbook to follow when discussing these matters with their doctors. This, along with The Vagina Bible, deserve a prominent place on every woman’s bookshelf. Doctors should also do themselves a favor and get their own copies.” —New York Journal of Books

The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential” by Wim Hof – “Wim “The Iceman” Hof shares the life-changing technique that anyone can use to supercharge their capacity for strength, health, and happiness. Join this trailblazing teacher for in-depth instruction on the three pillars of his method (Cold, Breath, and Mindset), the science supporting his techniques, his incredible personal story, and much more.” – MacMillan Palgrave

“Underland: A Deep Time Journey” by Robert Macfarlane – Presents an exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and geography, offering unsettling perspectives into whether or not humans are making the correct choices for Earth’s future.” – Baker and Taylor

BLUE/DVD MOVIES

“The World to Come”
“Godzilla vs. Kong”
“The Climb”
“Pinocchio”
“Tesla”
“The Father”

PASSES

American Precision Museum Pass – 3 available

PICTURE BOOK

“100 Animals: A Lift-the-flap-book” by Steve Jenkins
“Hamish Takes the Train” by Daisy Hirst
“Inside Outside” by Anne-Margot Ramstein
The Same But Different Too” by Karl Newson
“What Will You Dream of Tonight?” by Frances Stickley

CHILDREN’S KIT

Baby Box

JUVENILE FICTION

“Darkness of Dragons” by Tui Sutherland – “When a young NightWing has the first prophecy in generations of the end of Pyrrhia, five young dragons are tasked with saving the world.” – Baker and Taylor

“Fins” by Randy Wayne White – “Filled with scoundrels, humor, sharks, intrepid kids, and a surprise ending all wrapped around an environmental theme. Prepare yourself for a fast boatload of fun!” – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

My Life as a Coder” by Janet Tashjian – “Derek Fallon receives an exciting new gift–a laptop! But there’s a catch: it has no Wi-Fi so he can’t use it for gaming. If he wants to play computer games, he’ll have to learn how to code them himself. Another unforgettable adventure awaits in Book 9 of the My Life series, this time involving tech and coding!” – McMillan Palgrave

Quintessence” by Jess Redman – “A fanciful adventure with a rich emotional core and a fairy tale flair. An emphasis on Alma’s mental health and circular thought patterns proves an effective complement to the story’s magical elements, as her new endeavor and friends grant her the resilience to navigate her needs. Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, this is a clever, entertaining story with its own distinct identity.” ―Publishers Weekly

“The Way Past Winter” by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – “A young heroine sets off into an endless winter to rescue her brother from a mythic bear. . . . Imagine Narnia’s Lucy rescuing brother Peter from Philip Pullman’s armored bears. The focused plot contains Brothers Grimm-like scenes . . . An atmospheric tale for older readers wanting an action-focused fairy tale.”-Kirkus Reviews

“Thieves of Weirdwood” by William Shivering – “[W]ill delight and satiate those besotted with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Miss Peregrine, the Spiderwicks.” ―New York Times Book Review

“What Stars Are Made Of ” by Sarah Elisabeth Allen – “In this assured debut, science whiz Libby Monroe shines. . .Allen deftly sketches the dynamics of Libby’s close-knit family, conveying Libby’s anxiety when her older sister Nonny’s pregnancy develops complications. . .This witty novel’s heroine proves winning, whether or not she gains top prize” ―Publishers Weekly

“Winter Turning” by Tui Sutherland – “When a centuries-buried evil force resurfaces, the dragonets prepare to confront a new enemy while a young NightWing experiences what might be the first true prophecy in generations.” – Atlas Publishing

“Zero to Hero” by Stephan Pastis – “Seldom has failure been so likable–or so funny.”―The Wall Street Journal

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVELS

“The Dragonet Prophecy” by Tui Sutherland – “Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will.” – Atlas Publishing

“The Hidden Kingdom” by Tui Sutherland – “The five dragonets of the prophecy are hoping to hide in safety in the RainWing kingdom, and Glory is hoping to learn more about her own identity, but when tribe members start disappearing and the old queen does nothing, it is up to Glory and her friendsto uncover the lurking evil.” – Baker & Taylor

“The Lost Heir “by Tui Sutherland – “Overjoyed to be reunited with her fellow ocean-dwelling dragons, Tsunami the SeaWing continues efforts to end the war for Pyrrhia in spite of a dangerous assassin who is threatening all their lives.” – Baker & Taylor

JUVENILE MOVIES

Swift
The Secret Garden

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

“Lost Cities” by Giles Laroche – “With further mysteries and theories of these lost civilizations, this title will surely inspire young archaeologists to learn more about history and the ancient world. Laroche’s art is the real star of this title….The visual precision and attention to detail will captivate readers.” —School Library Journal, STARRED review

“Nature Play Workshop for Families : A Guide to 40+ Outdoor Learning Experiences in All Seasons” by Monica Wiedel-Lubinski – “Nature Play Workshop for Families reveals the benefits of nature connection for young children and describes how caring adults can nurture it through outdoor play in all seasons”- Baker & Taylor

YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

“Yay! You’re Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy’s Guide to Life” by  Riyadh Khalaf – “This book is part self-help, part memoir, part inspirational book for anyone who is coming to terms with what it means to be queer.”―Tirzah Price, BookRiot

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

“Open Borders The Science and Ethics of Immigration” by Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith – “A clear and inescapable economic, moral, and political case for reopening the borders that artfully counters the common objections.” ―John H. Cochrane, Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein” by Lita Judge – “[T]his is a stirring, impeccably researched portrait of a remarkable woman and her literary ‘progeny.’ Much like Mary, Judge forges a Creature all her own.” ―Booklist

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NEW ARRIVALS – MAY 2021

ADULT FICTION

“2034: A Novel of the Next World War “ by Elliot Ackerman – “An unnerving and fascinating tale of a future . . . The book serves as a cautionary tale to our leaders and national security officials, while also speaking to a modern truth about arrogance and our lack of strategic foresight . . . The novel is an enjoyable and swiftly paced but important read.” The Hill

“A Conspiracy in Belgravia” by Sherry Thomas – “Thomas (My Beautiful Enemy) maintains the shadowy Victorian setting as she advances her marvelous take on the Holmes canon….A must for mystery/Sherlock fans and readers who love excellent puzzles.”–Library Journal (starred review)

“Hour of the Witch” by Chris Bohjalian – “Harrowing… In the hands of a master storyteller like Bohjalian, [Hour of the Witch is] an engrossing tale of a woman who insists upon the right to navigate her life, and the consequences when she does.” Danielle Trussoni, New York Times Book Review

“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir – “Readers may find themselves consuming this emotionally intense and thematically profound novel in one stay-up-all-night-until-your-eyes-bleed sitting. An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship—nothing short of a science fiction masterwork” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo – “A wild ride both fantastical and grounded in nuance.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Sorrowland ” by Rivers Solomon – “Sorrowland is a powerful story about motherhood, survival, and the cruel treatment of Black bodies.” ―Taiwo Balogun, Marie Claire

“The Diplomat’s Wife” by Pam Jenoff – “In this follow-up to The Kommandant’s Girl, Marta Nedermann, starting a new life in London with her husband, a British diplomat, once again becomes trapped in a web of intrigue and betrayal when Communists infiltrate British Intelligence and the traitor is linked to her past.” — Atlas Publishing

“The Kitchen Front “ by Jennifer Ryan – “A charming tale that will satiate a lot of different tastes: historical fiction lovers, cooking competition fans, anyone who revels in girl-power lit. . . . . This story had me so hooked, I literally couldn’t put it down to cook.”—NPR

“Where the Forest Meets the Stars” by Glendy Vanderah – “Though the novel appears to start as a fantasy, it evolves into a domestic drama with murder-mystery elements, all adding up to a satisfying read.” Booklist

“Fugitive Telemetry” by Martha Wells – Wells… creates a main character who is addictive… Murderbot continues to bring intelligence and acerbic commentary on humanity to the forefront.” Library Journal

ADULT MYSTERY

“A Fatal Lie” by Charles Todd – “This is the type of classic-style mystery that we have grown to love from Charles Todd, and it never fails to deliver.” — BookReporter.com

“A Gambling Man” by David Baldacci – “Fans of Baldacci should go all in for A Gambling Man. This spicy novel deals out a hand of brothels, gambling dens, drug operations, and government corruption—all a sure bet for a rollicking good time.”―New York Journal of Books

“A Study in Scarlet Women” by Sherry Thomas – “Gender bending is just the first sign that unusual happenings are afoot in this origin story for a revamped Sherlock Holmes series by bestselling author Thomas…There is also a tantalizing, slow-burn love story between Holmes and a longtime friend befitting Thomas’ skills as a romance novelist….The ground has been laid well for future incidents in the professional and intimate life of Charlotte Holmes.” – Kirkus

“Fortune Favors the Dead” by Stephen Spotswood – “Will keep readers engaged from start to finish. . . [Pentecost is] reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. . . A fun whodunit. . . Perfect for a cozy weekend read.” Library Journal

“Murder on Cold Street “ by Sherry Thomas – “With an increasingly beloved detective crew, this Victorian mystery offers thrills and sharp insights into human behavior.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me” by Ace Atkins – “In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser and his young protégé Mattie Sullivan take on billionaire money manager running a network of underaged girls for his rich and powerful clients.” — Annotation

“The Art of Theft ” by Sherry Thomas – “Quick-witted and swashbuckling, Thomas’s novel is a feminist Victorian delight. Perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn, Elizabeth Peters or C.S. Harris, The Art of Theft is an excellent entry in a wonderful historical series. Its deft pacing, quirky heroine and intriguing cast of characters make it a mysterious tour de force.” – Shelf Awareness

“The Sentence is Death” by Anthony Horowitz – “The Sentence Is Death is…fast-paced, lively … there are twists and turns and unexpected developments. The fact-fiction blurring continues to the last page.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The Hollow of Fear” by Sherry Thomas – “The resolution, as well as the spell cast by Thomas’ language and clever use of disguise to reveal a devastating understanding of human flaws and desires, leaves one with a good book hangover. A novel in which you cannot wait to find out what happens next—even as you do not want it to end.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The Postscript Murders” by Elly Griffiths – “A light-hearted, life-affirming celebration of crime fiction and the colourful characters that create it…Such witty and charming entertainment.” —The Times

“The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman – “Suspenseful, funny, and poignant. The delightful, spirited characters from this witty, sometimes bittersweet story deserve a return engagement.” Booklist (starred review)

“The Windsor Knot” by S. J. Bennett – “Sheer entertainment… Bennett infuses wit and an arch sensibility into her prose… This is not mere froth, it is pure confection” — New York Times Book Review

ADULT BIOGRAPHY

“Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey – “Candid . . . Greenlights is more than an autobiography, far more than a comedy or a series of adventures. The author gives us a lively look at his life in and out of his movies and provides readers with an honest look at who he is.” The Florida Times-Union

ADULT NON-FICTION

“A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds” by Scott Weidensaul – “Weidensaul addresses migratory birds’ changing reality and the scientists who work tirelessly to learn more about them and advocate on their behalf…. The plight and toughness of both birds and their human defenders will move you in lasting ways.” ― BookPage, starred review

“Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II” by Daniel James Brown – “Facing the Mountain is more than just the story of a group of young men whose valor helped save a country that spurned them, it’s a fascinating, expertly written look at selfless heroes who emerged from one of the darkest periods of American history — soldiers the likes of which this country may never see again.” —NPR.org

“Freedom” by Sebastian Junger – “Junger observes, and reports, watches and appreciates, and his thoughts on his title subject will make you truly consider your own definition of this basic right. ‘Freedom’ is not an anti-freedom book; it underscores, and you shouldn’t want to wait to open it.” —Daily Jefferson County Union

“Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder “ by Caroline Fraser – ‘Fraser’s meticulous biography has particular urgency today, as she unknots the threads of fact and fiction, of reality and myth, of mother and daughter…. Prairie Fires is not only a work of rigorous scholarship, but it also portrays Wilder, and her daughter Rose, in ways that illuminate our society’s current crises and rifts.” ―The New York Review of Books

“Raised Row Gardening: Incredible Organic Produce With No Tilling and Minimal Weeding” by Jim and Mary Competti – “Guides readers through the steps and stages of raised row gardening, discussing first-year set up, harvesting, and maintaining a productive garden year-after-year.” — Baker & Taylor

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, A Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War ” by Malcolm Gladwell – “[A] brilliantly told parable… As ever with Gladwell… the story boils down to people at moments of crisis… books and parables alike rely on their narrative as much as their message. And for a book that is not a war story, this one is brilliantly, brilliantly told.” ―James McConnachie, Sunday Times (UK)

“The Complete Guide to No-dig Gardening” by Charlie Nardozzi – “…if you want to garden in a way that aligns better with nature and builds on what nature has to offer; and if you want to garden in a way that makes your life easier – this book is a great addition to your library.”―Homestead How-To

“The Great ZentangleⓇ Book: Learn to Tangle with 101 Engaging Patterns” by Beate Winkler – “In The Great Zentangle Book, Certified Zentangle Teacher Beate Winkler provides simple and clear directions for creating 101 classic tangles.” — Amazon.com

“The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature” by Peter Wohlleben – “A return to the wonders of trees. [Wohlleben] presents the latest scientific findings illuminating how trees communicate, respond to their surroundings, and feel pain, and how their pumping of water at regular intervals creates ‘heartbeats’ …. and elucidates precisely why ‘true forests’ are ‘our most powerful allies in the fight against climate change.'” —Booklist

“The Low-FODMAP IBS Solution Plan & Cookbook” by Rachel Pauls, M.D. – “Rachel’s medical expertise combined with her personal experience with IBS make this book shine. The recipes are simple and flavorful. With all the practical tips and tricks for grocery shopping and meal planning, this cookbook is a must-have resource for patients embarking on the low-FODMAP diet.” ―Andrea Hardy, R.D., owner of Ignite Nutrition

“The Premonition: A Pandemic Story” by Michael Lewis – “Lewis brings a welcome gimlet eye to the Trump era… the lessons of the “The Premonition” apply to more than just the C.D.C. ― they tell us why government bureaucracies fail.” ― Nick Confessore, New York Times Book Review

BLUE/DVD MOVIES

“A Private War”
“Downtown Abbey: The Motion Picture”

KIT

Beginner Snap Circuit Kit
Kids Gardening Kit
Musical Instruments from Around the World
Talking to Kids about Race Elementary Activity Box
Talking to Kids about Race Pre-K and Kindergarten Activity Box

BOARD BOOK

“Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden” by Daniela Drescher
“Shh! Bears Sleeping” by David Martin

PICTURE BOOK

“Eyes that Kiss in the Corners” by Joanna Ho

CHILDREN’S AUDIO KIT

“Days With Frog and Toad” by Arnold Lobel

JUVENILE AUDIO BOOK

“Da Vinci’s Cat” by Catherine Gilbert Murdock – “The course of time travel never does run smooth. . . . Bee and Federico manage to colossally mess with history, leading to adventures as they try to get things back on track. . . . Detailed writing brings the past to life in this delightful time-slip story populated by an array of outsized figures from history. . . . Thoroughly charming.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

JUVENILE AUDIO KIT

“Operation Smarts!- Math – Age 5+” by Playaway – Non-Fiction – “Kids will develop confidence while solving elementary math problems and advancing from basic skills through multiplication, geometry, and more.” — Playaway.com

JUVENILE FICTION

“96 Miles” by J. L. Esplin – “Esplin offers a richly layered look at the frustrations of sibling rivalry, the depths of family loyalty, and the challenges of forgiveness.”―Publishers Weekly

“A Game of Fox & Squirrels” by Jenn Reese – “”Reese spins a tale about child abuse that is touched with fantasy…a powerful tool for working through trauma.” –Booklist

“Clan” by Sigmund Brouwer – “Despite the world Atlatl lives in being very different from the one we live in today, Brouwer does a fantastic job of making it clear that the human experience is universal.” –CM Magazine

“Darkstalker” by Tui Sutherland – “Born into a divided heritage, Darkstalker is destined to become a powerful and dangerous dragon and it will take the combined efforts of Fatham and Clearsight to come up with a way to save all the kingdoms from his anger.” — Baker & Taylor

“Escape from Egypt” by Wendy Mass – “The Time Jumpers are headed to Egypt in the second book in this action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass!” — Scholastic

“Escaping Peril” by Tui Sutherland – “The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series soars to even greater heights with a new prophecy and five new dragonets ready to claim their destiny!” — Scholastic

“Maya and the Rising Dark” by Rena Barron – “Astonishing series of subsequent revelations leaves readers agog, eager to know how Maya and her pals will use their powers to heal the veil and save their mostly black and brown neighborhood…. A truly #BlackGirlMagic, cloudy-day, curl-up kind of book.”  —​Kirkus, STARRED review

“Something to Say” by Lisa Moore Ramee – “Ramée effectively portrays the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the difficulty of navigating complex social situations while conveying universal middle school questions about friendship, first crushes, and identity. Shay’s journey is an authentic and engaging political and personal awakening.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The Hive Queen” by Tui Sutherland – “Rendering fugitives after stealing the Book of Clearsight, the SilkWings race to prevent a LeafWing attack while Cricket struggles to stay hidden and uncover the queen’s deadly secret.” — Atlas Publishing

“The Lost Continent” by Tui Sutherland – “Centuries after rumors of another dragon continent are dismissed as fairy tales, the land is thrown into turmoil by the discovery that the stories were true.” — Atlas Publishing

“The Poison Jungle” by Tui Sutherland – “It’s no secret that Sundew wants to destroy the HiveWings. It’s her life’s mission to exact revenge on the tribe that tried to wipe out the LeafWings and ripped every tree from the surface of Pantala. Every tree, that is, except the wild and dangerous Poison Jungle, where the surviving LeafWings have been hiding since the war. Hiding, plotting, and waiting for a dragon like Sundew, who is uniquely qualified to bring down the Hives. There are dark secrets in the jungle, though-some that Sundew is keeping, and some that she’s only just beginning to discover. And now that a new war is upon them, Sundew and her friends must unearth the oldest secret in the jungle-even if what they find has the power to destroy them all.” — Publisher’s Annotation

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVELS

“Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild” by Dav Pilkey – “Readers (of any age) will be giggling from start to finish.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A Tale of Two Kities” by Dav Pilkey – “Action-oriented cartoons… Laffs aplenty.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

“Easy Wood Carving for Children: Fun Whittling Projects for Adventurous Kids “by Frank Egholm – “Wood carving is the perfect outdoor hobby for adventurous children. Teach them how to make toys, games and even jewelry with more than fifty fun whittling and wood carving projects, each fully-illlustrated with easy-to-follow instructions.” – Annotation

“Guinness World Records 2021” by Guiness World Records – “This year, we’re devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our “History of Adventure” timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements. The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe.” – Annotation

JUVENILE MOVIES

“Jumanji”

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

“King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo  – “[Bardugo] touches on religion, class, family, love ― all organically, all effortlessly, all cloaked in the weight of a post-war reckoning with the cost (literal and figurative) of surviving the events that shape both people and nations.” ―NPR

“The Inheritance Games” by Jennifer Barnes – “Prickly, witty, and stubborn as a mule, Avery is an eminently likable protagonist, and her savvy ability to manage the obnoxiously privileged people she suddenly finds herself surrounded by is admirable, helped plenty by her quippy one-liners that level even the snobbiest among them.”―BCCB

“This is My Brain in Love” by I.W. Gregorio – “Readers will come to this story for dynamic romantic and familial relationships, but they’ll stay for its smart exploration of depression, anxiety, and self-care.“―Publishers Weekly, starred review