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Library picks


Prince Among Slaves

Prince Among Slaves

— Terry Alford

In this remarkable work, Terry Alford tells the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who, in 1807, was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his life many years earlier.
History & Geography - Non-Fiction Adults
The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake (E-Book)

The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake (E-Book)

— Dany Laferrière

On January 12, 2010, novelist Dany Laferrière had just ordered dinner at a Port-au-Prince restaurant with a friend when the earthquake struck. He survived; some three hundred thousand others did not. The quake caused widespread destruction and left over one million homeless.
History & Geography - Non-Fiction Adults
High Heat (E-Book)

High Heat (E-Book)

— Lee Child

July 1977. Jack Reacher is almost seventeen, and he stops in New York City on the way to visit his brother at West Point. The summer heat is suffocating, the city is bankrupt, and the mad gunman known as Son of Sam is still on the loose
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers Adults
Precious Based on the Novel “Push”

Precious Based on the Novel “Push”

— Sapphire

Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem’s causalities.
Fiction Adults
Death Match

Death Match

— Lincoln Child

Everyone’s looking for the perfect match a life-long partner, and Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe have found theirs, thanks to hi-tech matchmaker Eden Inc.
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers - Sci Fi & Fantasy Adults
Capoeira (8-10 years

Capoeira (8-10 years

— By George Ancona

Capoeira it's a game, a dance, a martial art! It's a way of expressing oneself through acrobatic movements and pounding, rhythmic music. Come share the fun of capoeira with the students at Mandinga Academy inn Oakland, California. Learn the basic moves. Cheer on the players as they fly through the air attcking, defending, and trying to trick their opponents. From its historic beginnings in Brazil to today’s acadamies, capoeira is quickly becoming
Arts & Entertainement - Non-Fiction Children
Don’t Kiss the Frog! (8-10 years)

Don’t Kiss the Frog! (8-10 years)

— By Fiona Waters

Sometimes frogs are better than princes! For the princess in this book, the old rules no longer apply. They might wear tiaras, but they do things their own way! Never wait for a prince to come to the rescue… There’s more than one way to defeat a dragon… Stay in your fairy godmother’s good book… And, whatever you do, don’t kiss the frog!
Fiction - Sci Fi & Fantasy Children
Jumping

Jumping

— By Andrew Langley

Keep on Moving! Focusing on how we move about, Live Action is a bright and breezy introduction to the human body as well as animal bodies. Human movement is analyzed through body movement in sport and dance, and animals are viewed in action with emphasis on the way different animals move depending on their environment.
Health, Mind & Body - Science Adults
Dangerously Ever After (6-8 years)

Dangerously Ever After (6-8 years)

— Dasha Slater

Not all princesses are made of sugar and spice; some are made of funnier, fiercer stuff.
Princess Amanita laughs in the face of danger. Brakeless bicycles, pet scorpions, and spiky plants that's her thing, so when quiet Prince Florian gives her roses, Amanita is unimpressed… until she sees their glorious thorns! Now she must have rose seeds of her own. But when huge, honking noses grow instead, what is a princess with a taste for danger to do?
Fiction - Sci Fi & Fantasy Children
That Is Not a Good Idea (3-6 years)

That Is Not a Good Idea (3-6 years)

— Mo Willems

One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose. A dinner invitation is offered. Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient…? (Don’t forget to listen to the baby geese!)
Comics & Graphic Novels - Fiction Children
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