New to the Collection

Title The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title The most important thing :
Author Avi, 1937- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary One of the most beloved writers of our time presents seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons. Luke sees the ghost of his father but can't figure out what Dad wants him to do. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met and discovers what lies behind the man's erratic behavior. Ryan has some surprising questions when he interviews his prospective stepfather for the job. In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi introduces seven boys--boys with fathers at home and boys whose fathers have left, boys who spend most of their time with their grandfathers and boys who would rather spend time with anyone but the men in their lives. By turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and funny, the stories show us boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Each one shines a different light on the question "What is the most important thing a father can do for his son?"

Title On the edge of gone

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title On the edge of gone
Author Duyvis, Corinne, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2034, a comet is due to hit the Earth within the hour. Denise, who's sixteen years old and autistic, must try to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother safely aboard a spaceship"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Two summers

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title Two summers
Author Friedman, Aimee, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Two possible futures face Summer: either she will spend the summer in Provence with her father, uncovering family secrets, and exploring the old world, or she will stay in upstate New York, coping with her mother, and dreaming of her long time crush--and which future unfolds will depend on whether or not she answers a phone call.

Title Where is Alcatraz?

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title Where is Alcatraz?
Author Medina, Nico, 1982- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Where is ...?
Format: Books
Summary "Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and 'Machine Gun' Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts--even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!"-- Provided by publisher.

Title March of the mini beasts

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title March of the mini beasts
Author Hopper, Ada, author.
Edition: First Little Simon hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: The DATA Set ; 1
Format: Books
Lexile Number 520 Lexile.
Summary "Three second-graders who love science get thrown in a wild spiral of adventures after meeting their reclusive neighbor, Dr. Gustav Bunsen. When Dr. Bunsen's growth ray hits a crate of animal figurines, the toys not only start growing, but also come to life"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Darkstalker

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title Darkstalker
Author Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Wings of fire. Legends
Format: Books
Summary Long before the SandWing war and the Dragonet Prophecy, Darkstalker, half NightWing and half IceWing, is hatched under the three moons--born into a divided heritage, he is destined to become the most powerful and dangerous dragon Pyrhhia will ever know, and it will take the combined efforts of a SeaWing named Fatham and a NightWing seer named Clearsight to come up with a way to save all the kingdoms from his anger.

Title You're doing that in the talent show?!

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title You're doing that in the talent show?!
Author Plourde, Lynn, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Penelope, an exuberant hippo, and Tiny, her cautious mouse friend, plan their act in the school talent show.

Title The Inn Between

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title The Inn Between
Author Cohen, Marina, 1967- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary During a long car trip, best friends Quinn and Kara explore the strange and creepy goings-on at a remote Nevada inn when Kara's family stops for the night.

Title Copenhagen pocket guide.

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 7:26am
Title Copenhagen pocket guide.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Insight guides
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Russia.

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Russia.
Publication Date(s) 2013-2016
Series: DK eyewitness travel guide, 1542-1554
Format: Continuing Resources

Title The Raven King

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title The Raven King
Author Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Book IV of the Raven cycle
Format: Books
Summary Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

Title Wax

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Wax
Author Damico, Gina, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Seventeen-year-old Poppy stumbles into a secret workshop at the infamous Grosholtz Candle Factory and soon, a wax boy called Dud is helping her uncover an evil plot that threatens her hometown of Paraffin, Vermont.

Title Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the naughty nightcrawlers from Neptune

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the naughty nightcrawlers from Neptune
Author Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot ; 8
Format: Books
Summary By flipping the pages, the reader may view animated illustrations that follow Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, his giant flying robot, and his annoying cousin Lucy, as they battle the nightcrawlers from Neptune that are invading through a wormhole.

Title Pugs of the frozen north

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Pugs of the frozen north
Author Reeve, Philip, author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Series: Not-so-impossible tales
Format: Books
Summary New friends Sika and Shen try to beat the odds and win the Great Northern Race--in a sled pulled by a team of sixty-six pugs--in hopes of meeting the Snowfather and having him grant their wish.

Title The Moravian night : a story

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title The Moravian night :
Author Handke, Peter.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/551/9780374212551/image/lgcover.9780374212551.jpg
Summary "An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer from one of Europe's most provocative novelists"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Christmas masquerade

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Christmas masquerade
Author Macomber, Debbie, author.
Edition: First world hardcover edition
Publication Date(s) 2016, 1985
Format: Books
Summary "In the crush of a Mardi Gras parade, Jo Marie meets Andrew, her dream man. He stole a kiss, and Jo Marie's heart -- she can't forget the stranger she met so briefly. Then, at Christmas, she meets Andrew again -- only to discover he's someone else's fiancé. But is the engagement between Andrew and his intended all that it seems? Jo Marie has her doubts, which increase when she finds herself back in Andrew's arms in a dance during the whirlwind of Christmas festivities and parties. Is Jo Marie caught in the middle of a Christmas masquerade, or is she losing her mind?"--Publisher description

Title They are trying to break your heart

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title They are trying to break your heart
Author Savill, David, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Backroads of paradise : a journey to rediscover old Florida

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Backroads of paradise :
Author Salustri, Cathy, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Just another jihadi Jane.

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Just another jihadi Jane.
Author Khair, Tabish.
Edition: Pbk ed.
Format: Books

Title Backroads of Texas : along the byways to breathtaking landscapes and quirky small towns

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 7:24am
Title Backroads of Texas :
Author Clark, Gary, 1943- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Twenty-seven hidden backroads of Texas are documented in this book with tips, photos, and maps that show natural, historic, and bizarre sights not visible from the interstate"-- Provided by publisher. "Veer off the interstate and explore strange, sublime, and breathtaking sights. It's all available on the backroads of Texas. Texas is the second largest state in the United States, and you can be sure it's home to plenty of incredible sights waiting just off the beaten path. Backroads of Texas guides readers off the main drag where they can find intriguing sites, offbeat characters, and glorious landscapes. These are the sights normally missed by interstate-centric travelers. The book includes thirty backroad drives and excursions that take travelers into the boondocks where all the craziest natural sights occur. Watch frenzied bats as they fly by the thousands from San Angelo's Foster Road Bridge. Catch your breath as you drink in the majestic Guadalupe Mountains. Get ready for goosebumps when you spelunk into the shadowy depths of Inner Space Cavern, and try not to get spooked when you see the paranormal 'ghost lights' near the eclectic town of Marfa. These off-road sights are what truly set the Lone Star State apart from its neighbors. Completely reimagined for a new generation of road-trip takers and explorers, Backroads of Texas is lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, and vintage advertising of Texas's many scenic, historic, and cultural attractions. You think you know what Texas looks like? Think again. Backroads of Texas has something to surprise and excite everyone"-- Provided by publisher.

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