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      The Darwin Affair

      by Tim Mason

      Sep 2019

      Adult Crossover Thrillers Plus

      LONDON, JUNE 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is this shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?

      Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species ;sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a diabolical madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows as the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden.

      With ingenuity, intelligence, and wit, debut novelist Tim Mason has created a powerfully entertaining thriller. For fans of Caleb Carr and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Darwin Affair is a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.

      Afterword.

      Goldilocks for Dinner: A Funny Book About Manners

      by Susan McElroy Montanari

      Sep 2019

      Read Aloud Plus

      Goblin and Troll are headed to town for tea, hoping they don’t run into any wretched children. Children are smelly and rude! Goblin has an idea: they’ll find the rudest child of all and have it for dinner! Filled with a cast of familiar storytime characters like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, here’s a fresh read-aloud with the feel of a classic fairy tale. Chock-full of rude characters and sly humor, and with a twist ending, this surprising story is sure to leave kids roaring with laughter.

      Full-color illustrations were rendered in ink and colored digitally.

      The Last Word

      by Samantha Hastings

      Sep 2019

      PG High Plus

      London, 1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts.

      David is a successful young businessman, but is overwhelmed by his workload. He wants to prove himself to his late father, as well as to himself. He doesn’t have the time, nor the interest, for this endeavor, but Lucinda is not the type to take no for an answer.

      Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads Lucinda and David around the country, but the truths they discover about themselves—and each other—are anything but fictional.

      Author’s note.

      The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

      by Andrew Blum

      Sep 2019

      Adult Crossover Nonfiction Plus

      The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It’s a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones, and often the first thing we check each morning. Yet behind all these humble interactions is the largest and most elaborate piece of infrastructure human beings have ever constructed—a triumph of both science and global cooperation. But what is the weather machine, and who created it?

      In The Weather Machine, Andrew Blum takes readers on a fascinating journey through the people, places, and tools of forecasting, exploring how the weather went from something we simply observed to something we could actually predict. As he travels across the planet, he visits some of the oldest and most important weather stations and watches the newest satellites blast off. He explores the dogged efforts of forecasters to create a supercomputer model of the atmosphere, while trying to grasp the ongoing relevance of TV weather forecasters.

      In the increasingly unpredictable world of climate change, correctly understanding the weather is vital. Written with the sharp wit and infectious curiosity Andrew Blum is known for, The Weather Machine pulls back the curtain on a universal part of our everyday lives, illuminating our changing relationships with technology, the planet, and our global community.

      Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index.

      Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's Story

      by Michael Collins

      Sep 2019

      Biography Middle Plus

      In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance. In this captivating account, space traveler Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe. Originally published in 1976 and updated for this new edition, Collins's voice and message are sure to resonate with a new generation of readers.

      Introduction by Scott Kelly. Preface. Full-color photo inserts.

      Missing, Presumed Dead

      by Emma Berquist

      Sep 2019

      Mystery High Plus

      With a touch, Lexi can sense how and when someone will die. Some say it’s a gift. But to Lexi it’s a curse—one that keeps her friendless and alone. All that changes when Lexi foresees the violent death of a young woman, Jane, outside a club. But Jane doesn’t go to the afterlife quietly. Her ghost remains behind, determined to hunt down her murderer, and she needs Lexi’s help. In life, Jane was everything Lexi is not—outgoing, happy, popular. But in death, all Jane wants is revenge. Lexi will do anything to help Jane, to make up for the fact that she didn’t—couldn’t—save Jane’s life, and to keep this beautiful ghost of a girl by her side for as long as possible.

      Emma Berquist’s second novel is a haunting and atmospheric murder mystery that tackles themes of depression, loneliness, love, and identity. This high-concept novel is for fans of Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Tahereh Mafi’s "Shatter Me" series.

      Shouting at the Rain

      by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

      Sep 2019

      PG Middle Plus

      Delsie loves tracking the weather—lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She’s always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she’s looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a “regular family.” Delsie observes other changes in the air, too—the most painful being a friend who’s outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he’s endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.

      Author’s note.

      Harold & Hog Pretend For Real!: Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!

      by Dan Santat

      Sep 2019

      Emergent Readers Plus

      Hog is careful. Harold is not.
      Harold cannot help smiling. Hog can.
      Hog worries so that Harold does not have to.
      Harold and Hog are best friends. But can Harold and Hog's friendship survive a game of pretending to be Elephant & Piggie?

      Full-color illustrations.

      George Washington's Secret Six (Young Readers Adaptation)

      by Brian Kilmeade

      Sep 2019

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      The American Revolution is well under way in 1776, but things are looking bleak for General George Washington and his Continental Army. With Washington’s hasty retreat from New York City in August, many think the war might soon be over. After all: how on earth is this ragtag group going to defeat its enemy, the well-trained and well-funded military of the largest empire in history?

      But Washington soon realizes he can’t win with military might. Instead, he must outsmart the British, so he creates a sophisticated intelligence network: the top-secret Culper Spy Ring. Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger tell the fascinating stories of these long unrecognized spies: a reserved merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman.

      This vivid and accessible young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller features an exclusive new introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout. Chronicling a crucial moment in American history, this historical thriller will excite and inspire the next generation of patriots.

      Author’s note. Appendices. Time line. Selected sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and reproductions.

      Vroom!

      by Barbara McClintock

      Sep 2019

      Pre-Kindergarten Plus

      Join a little girl as she zooms
      past fields and forests,
      up mountains,
      over rivers,
      through deserts,
      home again,
      and into bed
      in this playful picture book about the power of imagination, from award-winning author and artist Barbara McClintock.

      Full-color illustrations.

      Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal

      by Jeff Kinney

      Sep 2019

      Humor Elementary Plus

      Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson! Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid , Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his “biography” of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world—one fans won’t want to miss!



      Black-and-white illustrations.

      Grass

      by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

      Sep 2019

      Graphic Novels High Plus

      Grassis a powerful antiwar graphic novel, telling the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War—a disputed capter in twentieth-century Asian history.

      Beginning in Lee's childhood, Grass shows the lead-up to the war from a child's vulnerable perspective, detailing how one experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Koreans.  Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced.  Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee's memories.

      The cartoonist Gendry-Kim's interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architechture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee's wartime suffering changed her.  Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desparate cost of war and the importance of peace.

      Afterword. Black-and-white illustrations.
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