New In October
The Baby-sitters Club. Stacey's mistake : a graphic novel
Crenshaw, Ellen T., adapter, illustrator
When her friends from the Baby-sitters Club come for a visit in NYC, Stacey realizes they feel out of place in the big city and must find a way to keep the weekend from becoming a complete disaster.
Bentley, Jonathan, author, illustrator
Bad Bunny likes to play tricks, like putting spicy sauce on vegetables, but when a sly fox threatens the rabbits it is Bad Bunny who saves his friends.
Breaking the rules of OCD : find lasting freedom from the unwanted thoughts, rituals, and compulsions that rule your life
Rockwell-Evans, Kim, author
If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may feel like you have to follow a rigid set of rules to successfully get through your day. And if you're like many others, your OCD rule list may look something like this: You must always control your internal experiences!You must be absolutely certain!The presence of any anxiety means you are in danger!You alone are responsible if you fail to prevent harm!Pay attention to every single thought you have!Everything must be just right!Always keep your OCD hidden from others!
The brothers Hawthorne
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn, author.
Grayson Hawthorne was raised as the heir apparent to his billionaire grandfather, taught from the cradle to put family first. Now the great Tobias Hawthorne is dead and his family disinherited, but some lessons linger. Jameson Hawthorne is a risk-taker, a sensation-seeker, a player of games. When his mysterious father appears and asks for a favor, Jameson can’t resist the challenge. Now he must infiltrate London’s most exclusive underground gambling club, which caters to the rich, the powerful, and the aristocratic, and win an impossible game of greatest stakes. Drawn into twisted games on opposite sides of the globe, Grayson and Jameson—with the help of their brothers and the girl who inherited their grandfather’s fortune—must dig deep to decide who they want to be and what each of them will sacrifice to win.
The Christmas orphans club
Freeman, Becca, author
"From bookfluencer and host of the BAD ON PAPER podcast, a riotous holiday rom-com about four friends in NYC who hold onto their unconventional Christmas tradition even when their paths diverge-but the changes they fear might be exactly what they need... Hannah and Finn have spent every Christmas together since college. Neither has anywhere else to go-Hannah's parents died, and Finn's disowned him when he came out. Their tradition of offbeat holiday adventures only grows more outrageous with time. When the pair starts their adult lives in New York City, they add stylish Priya and mysterious Theo to the group, solidifying a found family and sense of belonging they've always craved. But now, when Finn announces a move to L.A., this Christmas may be their last. Hannah is terrified of losing the family she's built for herself, even as her boyfriend nudges her toward commitment. Meanwhile, Finn struggles with the things he's about to leave behind-namely, his unexpressed feelings for Theo. Does growing up mean growing apart? This Christmas the changes these friends fear may be exactly what they need. . . "-- Provided by publisher.
Don't let the pigeon drive the sleigh!
Willems, Mo, author
The pigeon really, really wants to drive Santa's sleigh, but reconsiders once he learns how it flies.
An all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted, and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
Grace, Adalyn, author
A duke has been murdered. The lord of Thorn Grove has been framed. And Fate, the elusive brother of Death, has taken up residence in a sumptuous estate nearby. He's hellbent on revenge after Death took the life of the woman he loved many years ago...and now he's determined to have Signa for himself, no matter the cost. Signa and her cousin Blythe are certain that Fate can save Elijah Hawthorne from prison if they will entertain his presence. But the more time the girls spend with Fate, the more frightening their reality becomes as Signa exhibits dramatic new powers that link her to Fate's past. With mysteries and danger around every corner, the cousins must decide if they can trust one another as they navigate their futures in high society, unravel the murders that haunt their family, and play Fate's unexpected games--all with their destinies hanging in the balance.
Freedom to win : a Cold War story of the courageous hockey team that fought the Soviets for the soul of its people--and Olympic gold
Scheiner, Ethan, 1968- author
"During the height of the Cold War, a group of small-town young men would lead their underdog hockey team from the little country of Czechoslovakia against the Soviet Union, the juggernaut in their sport. As they battled on the ice, the young players would keep their people's quest for freedom alive, and forge a way to fight back against the authoritarian forces that sought to crush them. From the sudden invasion of Czechoslovakia by an armada of tanks and 500,000 Warsaw Pact soldiers, to a hockey victory over the Soviets that inspired half a million furious citizens to take to the streets in an attempt to destroy all representations that they could find of their occupiers, Freedom to Win tells a story that ranges from iconic moments in history to courageous individual stories. We will witness the fearless escape by three brothers who make up the core of the national team. We will experience thrilling world championship games. We will watch as one brave player takes a stand and leads ten thousand people in a tear-filled rendition of the Czechoslovak national anthem amid chants of 'freedom!' while a revolution rages in the streets of Prague. And we will cheer as the team takes on its nemesis one last time with the Olympic gold medal at stake. At the heart of Freedom to Win is the story of the Holiks, a Czechoslovak family whose resistance to the Communists embodied the deepest desires of the people of their country. Faced with life under the cruel and arbitrary regime that had stolen their family butcher shop, the Holik boys became national hockey icons and inspirations to their people." --publisher's website.
I survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871
Ball, Georgia, author
Robbed on the train platform as soon as he arrives in the city, eleven-year-old Oscar Starling soon finds himself in the middle of the Great Chicago Fire when he chases after his thief, who is herself in need of rescue.
The invisible hour : a novel
Hoffman, Alice, author
Ivy Jacob's ever-disappointed mother and stern father react badly to news of her teen pregnancy, prompting her to run away from her tony Boston home for Western Massachusetts, where she's embraced by a group called The Community. There, she gives birth to her daughter, Mia, and marries the group's charismatic but controlling leader, Joel, when Mia is three months old. The Community's rules are draconian--members are branded with letters corresponding to their alleged crimes--and eventually the abuse weighs on Ivy's conscience. At 16, Mia secretly takes out books from a nearby library (education and reading are forbidden after members turn 15), and she tries to convince her mother to join her in an escape.
The librarianist : a novel
deWitt, Patrick, 1975- author.
Hoping to fill the void he's known since retiring, retired librarian Bob Comet begins volunteering at the senior centre. Behind Bob Comet's straight man façade is the story of an unhappy child's runaway adventure during the last days of the Second World War, of true love won and stolen away, of the purpose and pride found in the librarian's vocation, and the pleasures of a life lived to the side of the masses. Comet's experiences are imbued with melancholy but also a bright, sustained comedy.
The little mermaid
The youngest of King Triton's daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life and her father's crown in jeopardy.
The lost library
Stead, Rebecca, author
When a mysterious Little Free Library guarded by a large orange cat appears overnight, eleven-year-old Evan plucks two weathered books from its shelves, never suspecting that his life is about to change.
Maybe it's your medications : how to avoid unnecessary drug therapy and adverse drug reactions
Levy, Hedva Barenholtz, author
Payback in death
Robb, J. D., 1950-, author
Lt. Eve Dallas is just home from a long overdue vacation when she responds to a call of an unattended death. The victim is Martin Greenleaf, retired Internal Affairs Captain. At first glance, the scene appears to be suicide, but the closer Eve examines the body, the more suspicious she becomes. An unlocked open window, a loving wife and family, a too-perfect suicide note--Eve's gut says it's a homicide. After all, Greenleaf put a lot of dirty cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs. It could very well be payback--and she will not rest until the case is closed.
Rethink your position : reshape your exercise, yoga, and everyday movement, one part at a time
Bowman, Katy, author
"We make hundreds of movement choices all day long, whether we know it or not: Sit or stand? Hip to the right or to the left? Heels or flats? So how can we make the choices that leave us feeling and moving our best? It starts with alignment-how our body is positioned throughout the day, whether working, exercising, or resting. Rethink Your Position is every body's guide to everyday alignment. Daily aches and pains can feel unavoidable, but we can start feeling better by moving better. And moving better starts with the positioning of our individual body parts, and the relationship between and among those parts and the forces or loads they experience. Professionals, experienced exercisers and new-to-movement newbies alike will discover the big and little ways our body parts move. Rethink Your Position explains how to check the way different areas are moving now, includes precision exercises to get important parts moving better, and shows how making small changes can increase your physical activity all day long-not only at the gym, but at the office, in the kitchen, on a walk with friends....even while you're sleeping"-- Provided by publisher.
Ruby Gillman, teenage Kraken
Sweet, awkward sixteen-year-old Ruby Gillman is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She's math-tutoring her skater-boy crush, who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she's prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom, has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water. But when she breaks her mom's #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas. The Kraken is sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There's one major, and immediate, problem with that: The school's beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.
The secret book of Flora Lea : a novel
Henry, Patti Callahan, author
Fourteen-year-old Hazel and five-year-old Flora evacuate their London home for a rural village to escape the horrors of the Second World War. But the unthinkable happens when Flora suddenly vanishes. Shattered, Hazel blames herself for her sister's disappearance. Twenty years later, Hazel's tidy life is turned upside down when she unwraps a package containing a picture book called "Whisperwood and the River of Stars." Hazel never told a soul about the storybook world she created just for Flora. Could it be a sign that her beloved sister is still alive after all these years?
Suddenly this summer
This trio of romance stories includes Susan Mallery's "Say You'll Stay," in which Shaye Harper, after swearing off men, meets army vet Lawson Easley during a pit stop on the road to a better life and is drawn to both him and his quirky town. In "This Time for Keeps" by Synithia Williams, Michaela Spears is on a mission: reconcile with the one man she can't forget. And "Best Man Next Door" by Stefanie London draws you in with Sage Nilsen, coming back to her small Massachusetts hometown for a family wedding feels like high school all over again.
The summer of songbirds : a novel
Harvey, Kristy Woodson, author
"Four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process"-- Provided by publisher.
Two roads home : Hitler, Stalin and the miraculous survival of my family
Finkelstein, Daniel, 1962- author.
Daniel Finkelstein's grandfather, Alfred Wiener, was a German Jewish intellectual leader who tolled an early warning of the impending Holocaust and became an archivist of Nazi crimes. Finkelstein tells of two families uprooted by war, their incredible suffering in Hitler's and Stalin's camps, and the near-miraculous survival, rescue and meeting of the his parents. This is a page-turning account of ingenuity, bravery, and the incredible coincidences. Features secret archives, forgery and theft, and sweeps across Europe to show the expanse of the war.
The wedding veil : a novel
Harvey, Kristy Woodson, author
Present Day: Julia Baxter's wedding veil, bequeathed to her great-grandmother by a mysterious woman on a train in the 1930s, has passed through generations of her family as a symbol of a happy marriage. But on the morning of her wedding day, something tells her that even the veil's good luck isn't enough to make her marriage last forever. Meanwhile, her grandmother Babs is also feeling shaken. Still grieving the death of her beloved husband, she decides to move out of the house they once shared and into a retirement community. 1914: Socialite Edith Vanderbilt is struggling to manage the luxurious Biltmore Estate after the untimely death of her husband. With 250 rooms to oversee and an entire village dependent on her family to stay afloat, Edith is determined to uphold the Vanderbilt legacy--and prepare her free-spirited daughter Cornelia to inherit it--in spite of her family's deteriorating financial situation. But Cornelia has dreams of her own.
Wildfire : a novel
"Maple Hills students Russ Callaghan and Aurora Roberts cross paths at a party celebrating the end of the academic year, where a drinking game results in them having a passionate one-night stand. Never one to overstay her welcome (or expect much from a man), Aurora slips away before Russ even has the chance to ask for her full name. Imagine their surprise when they bump into each other on the first day of the summer camp where they are both counselors, hoping to escape their complicated home lives by spending the summer working. Russ hopes if he gets far enough away from Maple Hills, he can avoid dealing with the repercussions of his father's gambling addiction, while Aurora is tired of craving attention from everyone around her, and wants to go back to the last place she truly felt at home. Russ knows breaking the camp's strict "no staff fraternizing" rule will have him heading back to Maple Hills before the summer is over, but unfortunately for him, Aurora has never been very good at caring about the rules. Will the two learn to peacefully coexist? Or did their one night together start a fire they can't put out?"-- Provided by publisher.
Would you ever pet a platypus?
Greening, Rosie, author
Children's book about animals; contains touch-and-feel silicone parts.