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by Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman author of The Man Called Ove is back with a new book Beartown. This novel is set in a small town that centers around their love of the game of hockey. This is not only a novel of the game of hockey but the expectations of the team and it's players. They need a win for the town, but at what price? As an dark secret comes to light, will the town do the right thing? This is darker… Continue
- Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
How do you make a child understand that immortality is as much curse as blessing? That is the predicament faced by the Tuck family, immortal for the past 80 years since they drank from a magical spring deep in the woods near ten-year-old Winnie Foster’s village. When Winnie stumbles upon Jesse Tuck, forever frozen at age 17 drinking from the spring, he stops her from slaking her thirst. The… Continue
by Julie Murphy
Willowdean (nicknamed Dumplin’ by her mom) is 16-years-old and on a mission. Being plus size, she can find life a little hard to navigate. Feelings of insecurity arise from dating, school and coming to grips with the death of her aunt. She decides to shake things up by entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant in her small Texas town. A movie version of Dumplin’ is in the works, so… Continue
- Class Pet Mess!
by Dan Gutman
Kids will enjoy this early reader series based on Dan Gutman’s popular chapter book series, My Weird School. The developed plot will appeal to kids still learning to read and the fun is intensified with great illustrations. Your emerging reader will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!
by Skye Kathleen Moody
Wildlife agent Venus Diamond is recalled from her honeymoon to track down a missing infant in the wilds of Washington state. Venus must contend with local superstition and human evil—not to mention the growing impatience of her new husband—in trying to solve the case.
- The Haters
by Jesse Andrews
Three teen musicians run away from jazz camp to tour as a rock band. They have no name, no experience, and no gigs. But when best friends Corey and Wes meet their brash bandmate Ash, she encourages them to take the road trip of their lives.
- Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
by Russell Freedman
Everyone knows that Ellis Island was the gateway to America for immigrating Europeans, but what about Asians? This book will introduce you to Angel Island, located off the coast of San Francisco. Learn about the struggles immigrating Asian people had to overcome before even being allowed to enter the United States. Recommended for grades 5-8.
- Email From Our Copier
Did you know you can email a hard copy document right from the Library’s copier? Just scan your item into the copier and enter the email address. No money is needed for the copier. It’s that easy.
- The Daughters of Simon Lamoreaux
by David Long
24 years ago, a teenage Miles Fanning planned to meet girlfriend Carly Lamoreaux during a choir rehearsal break—but Carly never showed up, and no one ever saw her again. In the intervening years, Miles has moved from Hartford, CT, to Seattle, WA, where he owns a music studio. One night, he receives an email from Carly’s younger sister, Julia, still obsessed with the mystery of… Continue
- Tokyo Ghoul
by Sui Ishida
Flesh eating ghouls walk among humans in this dark fantasy. Ordinary college student, Ken Kenaki, has a scary run in with a ghoul. Then he finds out he is no longer 100% human. A clear choice for fans of zombies and manga.
- Everyone Loves Bacon
by Kelly DiPucchio
This adorable and funny picture book describes how much Bacon is loved by everyone. All the other foods just adore Bacon; he gets plenty of attention wherever he goes. Bacon’s popularity causes him to forget about some of his friends, but he isn’t worried because he has fans that love him. If you love bacon, or books about food, this is the perfect picture book for you! Great for… Continue
- Almost Missed You
by Jessica Strawser
Almost missed you is the story of a marriage and the dark secrets that were never shared. This reads like a thriller and has wonderful twists and turns. A great summer read.
- Steal Like An Artist
by Austin Kleon
Stealing is a necessary trick of the trade when it comes to art. This snappy how to book gives you permission to explore and imitate those artists who inspire you. Along the way, you’ll find a vision all your own.
by John Williams
A poor Missouri farm boy gets an unexpected opportunity to attend college to study agriculture; when he discovers that his passion is really literature, he turns away from the family farm to become a professor of English literature. William Stoner faces many challenges in his life, both professional and personal, but strives to remain ethical and to live his life with dignity. A beautifully… Continue
- The Disenchantments
by Nina LaCour
Bev and Colby have always planned to tour Europe with their band after high school graduation. But when Bev shocks Colby with the news that she’s going to college instead, their friendship is strained. They still have summer gigs to play, so they load up the van and try to make the best of their final tour despite the road bumps on the way.
- Who Wins?
by Clay Swartz
Let’s say Charles Dickens challenges Mother Teresa to a lightsaber duel—they’re both equally fit, so will his superior artistry overcome her advantage in bravery and leadership? Or, who would sell the most Girl Scout cookies- Mark Twain or Mother Teresa? This book lets you pit 100 historical figures against one another in 50 unusual challenges. You decide the outcome, based on… Continue
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