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.
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.
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.
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
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
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
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.
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
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins
Happy Catching Fire Day! The sequel to The Hunger Games just one of many high-profile movie adaptations of teen books released this year, which include Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Ender’s Game, and The Book Thief. The books that inspired these films – and many others – are all available from the PDHS Library and currently on display, so be sure to check them out.
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller with Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley
- Beastly by Alex Flinn
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- The Kite Runner by Kaled Hosseini
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
This October marks the 20th anniversary of Mi’kmaq History Month. As part of this celebration of Mi’kmaq heritage and culture, the following books will be on display in the PDHS library. Be sure to check them out!
- Cibou: A Novel by Susan Young de Biagi
- Honouring 400 Years edited by Jaime Youngmedicine Battiste
- The Mi’kmaq by Christine Webster
- The Mi’kmaq Anthology edited by Rita Joe and Lesley Choyce
- The Mi’kmaq: How Their Ancestors Lived Five Hundred Years Ago by Ruth Holmes Whitehead and Harold McGee, illustrations by Kathy Kaulbach
- The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor: The First Woman Settler of the Miramichi by Sally Armstrong
- Nine Micmac Legends by Alden Nowlan, illustrated by Shirley Bear
- Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’kmaq Poet by Rita Joe
Do you love to play or watch sports? Looking for stories about athletes? Check out one of these fiction and nonfiction sports titles currently on display in the library.
- The 10 Best Underdog Stories in Sports by Michelle Shalton
- Black and White by Eric Walters
- Brad Richards: A Hockey Story by Paul Hollingsworth
- Heat by Mike Lupicia
- Hitmen Triumph by Sigmund Brouwer
- Juice by Eric Walters
- Lacrosse Warrior by Wendy A. Lewis
- Lance Armstrongs’s War by Daniel Coyle
- Paralyzed by Jeff Rud
- Playing Without the Ball by Rich Wallace
Do you love exciting stories about people fighting to survive airplane crashes, shipwrecks, deadly weather, and the unforgiving wilderness? If your answer is yes, then you will want to check out one of these great survival stories on display in the library.
- Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen
- The Contest by Gordon Korman
- The Darwin Expedition by Diane Tullson
- Death Mountain by Sherry Shahan
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- Hurricane by Terry Trueman
- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
- Julie’s Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George
- My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
- Oblivion Road by Alex McAulay
- Peak by Roland Smith
- Peak Survival by Pam Withers
- Safe as Houses by Eric Walters
- Shipwreck by Gordon Korman
- Storm Runners by Roland Smith
- Storm Runners: The Surge by Roland Smith
- Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
- The Wreck of the Ethie by Hilary Hyland
- The 10 Most Terrifying Experiences by Cameron Lindsey
- SOS: Stories of Survival by Ed Butts
- Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive by Les Stroud
- Wave of Destruction: The Stories of Four Families and History’s Deadliest Tsunami by Eric Krauss
February is African Heritage Month. To celebrate, the following fiction and nonfiction books will be on display in the library. Whether you’re a student or teacher, feel free to borrow one of these great African Heritage titles.
- The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
- Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
- Chasing Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley
- Echoes of Africa: An Historical Novel in Two Parts by Bridglal Pachai
- Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
- If I Just Had Two Wings by Virginia Frances Schwartz
- Liberty Street by Candice Ransom
- Send One Angel Down by Virginia Frances Schewartz
Nonfiction (Note: cover images were not available for all books in this section)
- Beneath the Clouds of the Promised Land: The Survival of Nova Scotia’s Blacks, Volume 1: 1600-1800 by Bridglal Pachai
- Beneath the Clouds of the Promised Land: The Survival of Nova Scotia’s Blacks, Volume 2: 1800-1989 by Bridglal Pachai
- Black Artisans From Cumberland County by Black Artisans Network
- Black Women Activists: Profiles in History by Karin S. Coddin
- Colored Zion: The History of Zion United Church & the Black Community of Truro, Nova Scotia by Donna Byard Sealey
- Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue With Today’s Youth by Rosa Parks
- Frederick Douglass: Slave, Writer, Abolitionist by Brenda Haugen
- Halifax Champion: Black Power in Gloves by Robert Ashe
- Harriet Tubman by George Sullivan
- Historic Black Nova Scotia by Bridglal Pachai
- I Came as a Stranger: The Underground Railroad by Bryan Prince
- Invisible Shadows: A Black Woman’s Life in Nova Scotia by Verna Thomas
- John Ware by Ian Hundey
- The Journey Continues: An Atlantic Canadian Black Experience by Craig Marshall Smith
- North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad by Gena K. Gorrel
- Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis by John Cooper
- Sand Hill: Cumberland County’s Historical Black Community by D. M. Strong
- Sister to Courage: Stories From the World of Viola Desmond, Canada’s Rosa Parks by Wanda Robson
- Some Black Women: Profiles of Black Women in Canada by Rella Braithwaite
- The Spirit of Africville by the Africville Genealogy Society
- Tribute by Shirley Small
- Tubman: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad: Her Life in the United States and Canada by Rosemary Sadlier
- The Ultimate African Heritage Quiz Book: Maritime Edition by Craig Marshall Smith
- The Underground Railroad in American History by Kem Knapp Sawyer
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!
- City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Book Four) by Cassandra Clare
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth (sequel to Divergent)
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure by James Patterson
- Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
- 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
- Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
- How They Croaked: the Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley
- It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
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.
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
- Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
- Smile by Raina Telgemeier
- Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
- Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Trouble Began by Art Spiegelman
- Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Brian Lee O’Malley
- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World by Brian Lee O’Malley
The first book order has arrived! Be sure to check out one of these great new books.
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis
- Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
- Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
- Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
- Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
- Blood Red Road by Moira Young
- The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
- Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
- City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book One) by Cassandra Clare
- City of Glass (The Moral Instruments, Book Three) by Cassandra Clare
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
- Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs