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New Books

A few new books arrived in the mail during the holidays! Be sure to check them out.

Note: all descriptions are from Worldcat.org unless otherwise stated.

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Guinness World Records 2014

Contains thousands of records that span every field of human and non-human endeavors, including science and technology, animals, sports, geography, arts and entertainment, education, hobbies and pastimes, unusual rituals, and many others. Guinness World Records 2014 is crammed with new and updated records, and never-before-seen photography.

Legend by Marie Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-old Day–a famous criminal, and prodigy June–the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Prodigy by Marie Lu

June and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic.

Champion by Marie Lu

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic–and each other–and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks

Charlie is the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. Their unlikely friendship nearly bites the dust when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and they retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms– but not both. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving? Nothing can possibly go wrong.

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New Books

The first order of new books has arrived! If you want to borrow one (or more) for Christmas, see me today or Thursday.

Note: All descriptions are from Worldcat.org unless otherwise stated.

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. But will she be prepared to face impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love?

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Star athelete and prom king Ezra Faulkner’s life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
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Every Day by David Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words and worrying about her fragile father.  (Description from Halifax Public Libraries)

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.

The Final Four by Paul Volponi

Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

Game by Barry Lyga

After solving a deadly case in the small town of Lobo’s Nod, seventeen-year-old Jazz, the son of history’s most infamous serial murderer, travels to New York City to help the police track down the Hat-Dog Killer.

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The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Special Edition 2014

A collection of bizarre facts, stories, and photographs featuring strange creatures, people, places, and adventures from around the world.

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

New Books

Thanks to some extra funding, I purchased over 30 new books for the library this week! In addition to the books listed here, I purchased additional copies of three Teen Reader’s Choice Award nominees: The Future of Us, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and This Dark Endeavor. Note: the books are listed alphabetically by author last name.

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More New Books

The rest of this year’s new books arrived this week! With the exception of the newest Ellen Hopkins book (yay!) and the complete Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater, most of the new fiction titles are additions to series already held in the PDHS Library. There are also a few nonfiction additions on the subjects of the atomic bomb, the gruesome deaths of historical figures, and bullying. Be sure to come by and check them out!

New Fiction

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  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil (Book 5) by Derek Landy
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer (Book 6) by Derek Landy

New Nonfiction

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New Graphic Novels

In addition to the new books featured in the previous post, the library has acquired several new graphic novels. Whether you’re a comic fan or reading a graphic novel for the first time, I highly recommend these titles.

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New Year, New Books!

The first book order has arrived! Be sure to check out one of these great new books.

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New Books

We are waiting for our library book orders to come in, but in the meantime check out one of these five new books that were generously donated to our collection.

Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

CharlieStCloudAfter surviving the car accident that claimed his brother’s life, Charlie is graced with an extraordinary gift: He can see, talk to, and even play catch with Sam’s spirit. Into this magical world comes Tess Carroll, a captivating woman training for a solo sailing trip around the globe. Fate steers her boat into a treacherous storm that propels her into Charlie’s life. Their beautiful and uncommon connection leads to a race against time and a choice between death and life, between the past and the future, between holding on and letting go — and the discovery that miracles can happen if we simply open our hearts. – Back cover

 

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

HelpAibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi. She’s always taken orders quietly, but lately it leaves her with a bitterness she can no longer bite back. Her friend Minny has certainly never held her tongue, or held on to a job for very long. And white socialite Skeeter has just returned from college with ambition and a degree but, to her mother’s lament, no husband. Together, these seemingly different women join to work on a project that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town – to write, in secret, a tell-all book about what it’s really like to work as a black maid in the white homes of the South. Despite the terrible risks they will have to take, these three women unite with one intention: hope for a better day. – Back cover.

 

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

ThreeCupsOfTeaIn 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools – especially for girls – in the forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit. – Back cover.

 

Twenty-Six by Leo McKay Jr.

Twenty-SixLeo McKay Jr.’s bestselling novel is set in a small Nova Scotia town, where a family is changed forever after a devastating mining accident claims the lives of twenty-six men. As the story shifts back and forth in time and between characters, we meet the men and women of the Burrows family. In the aftermath of the explosion, and as the investigation into its causes unfolds, the members of the Burrows family are forced to confront each other – and themselves – bringing the novel to its moving and redemptive conclusion. Inspired in part by the Westray mining disaster, Twenty-Six is a novel of universal human struggle and understanding that evokes in all its drama and pathos a community transformed by tragedy. – Back cover