Tag Archives | Nonfiction

The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

New Ocotober Nonfiction Books

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us By Diane Ackerman Summary:  Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future […]

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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books 2015 is in the works!

Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teams of local fifth graders. Each team consists of 3, 4, or 5 fifth graders and must have an adult coach.  Teams read 15 books chosen by the Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format. The list of books will be available […]

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New October Teen Fiction

  Survival Colony 9 by Joshua David Bellin (Fiction Book) In a futuristic landscape ravaged by war, a colony’s hopes for survival hinge on one teenage boy in this fast-paced, action-packed story. Querry Genn is in trouble. He can’t remember anything before the last six months. And Querry needs to remember. Otherwise he is dead […]

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New September Movies

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Feature Film) Captain America teams with the Black Widow and a new ally, the Falcon, in a fight for the future of mankind. Following the cataclysmic events in New York with the Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the […]

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New September Teen Fiction & Audiobooks

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (Book) Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she […]

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Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

New September Audiobooks

Personal  –  Jack Reacher Novels, Book 19 By Lee Child  |  Read by Dick Hill Summary:  Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the U.S. military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. […]

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Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral by Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja

New September Nonfiction Books

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Summary:  Teens everywhere deal with cyberbullying – whether they are targeted themselves, have bullied others, or simply know it happens around them. This book speaks directly to those teens about what they can do to prevent and respond to […]

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Mean Streak / Sandra Brown

New August Audiobooks

Mean Streak By Sandra Brown  |  Read by Jonathan Davis Summary:  Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and […]

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The Kids Will Be Fine by Daisy Waugh

New August Nonfiction

The Kids Will Be Fine: Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women By Daisy Waugh Summary:  A bracing, hilarious manifesto for motherhood as it ought to be: spontaneous, loving, and just a little bit selfish. Pre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood–which […]

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New August Teen Fiction & Audiobooks

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (Book) Five strangers. Countless adventures.One epic way to get lost. Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. There’s HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who […]

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