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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Opportunity: the National State of Education for Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired

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 By Corbb O'Connor. Article source, reposted with permission of the Blog on Blindness from the Louisiana Tech Institute on Blindness.

This weekend, the Institute on Blindness will have the honor of hosting teachers of blind and low-vision students for a two-day conference. The goal is to connect teachers with a local, state, and national professional development network.

Natalie Shaheen, a former teacher of blind students and current Director of Education programs at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, will present the keynote address at the Louisiana Teacher Training Conference on Blindness and Low Vision.

“Our education system is in a time of flux, and this provides us with great opportunities as educators,” Ms. Shaheen said in an interview.

Here are just some of the ideas that Ms. Shaheen will be presenting in her speech entitled, “The National State of Education for Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired.”

Early identification

This time of year, Ms. Shaheen’s e-mail and voicemail inboxes are flooded with calls from parents who are frustrated that their blind sons and daughters don’t have teachers, braille books, or the orientation and mobility skills to navigate the crowded hallways.

“I want to frame these calls as an opportunity for us, both as where we are now and what’s next,” Ms. Shaheen said. “These calls help us all understand what skills these kids need to do what they need to do. When the schools know what the kids need, they can work to provide those services.”

Providing services to kids who are blind or have low-vision may seem to be the norm in your area, but Ms. Shaheen recounted her experience in first grade this way:
“At the beginning of the year, my parents had a meeting with the teachers to make sure they understood that I had poor vision. My parents told them that I had to hold things right up to my face to see them, and—sometimes—I couldn’t see things. And that was that. The school did not suggest any evaluations be conducted, special services provided, or an IEP be written…despite the fact that public law 94-142, the Education of all Handicapped Children Act, had been in effect for over a decade.”
Fortunately, the students whose parents are calling Ms. Shaheen today won’t slip through the cracks or be held back because they can’t read fast enough. The parents, advocates, teachers and administrators have an opportunity to help these students to stand on an equal level with their sighted peers.


In most states, schools are preparing for the common core standards, set to be implemented during the 2014-2015 school year. The accompanying assessments will be partially or entirely computer-based.

“Whether the new testing modules, learning systems, and e-readers will provide the full accessibility needed by students with disabilities in order to showcase their true abilities has not yet been demonstrated,” Ms. Shaheen said.

For the products that are somewhat accessible, Ms. Shaheen cautions us all to remember that not every blind student is going to be a tech wizard or be able to “figure it out.”

“We, the experts in blindness, must teach the administrators, technologists, and salespeople who create, sell, and procure this technology about accessibility and the needs of our students,” she said. “Clunky non-visual interfaces that turn a quick and simple visual task into a slow and arduous non-visual task do not suffice. Accessibility means that the technology, when accessed non-visually, provides a blind user with the same ease of use and the same functionality as a sighted user.”

Students with multiple disabilities give teachers a chance to keep learning.

Particularly in the field of blindness, teachers are expected to be knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics: braille, daily living skills, assistive technology, as well as orientation and mobility. When teachers come across a situation or a topic with which they’re unfamiliar, Ms. Shaheen says that’s another opportunity to learn.

For some teachers, having students with multiple disabilities in their classroom for the first time is the wake-up call that they need to learn more. Teachers can’t possibly be experts about every disability, but they can constantly be working to find new information and incorporate that into what we do everyday.
Ms. Shaheen will host a roundtable discussion at the upcoming teacher conference in Louisiana to foster a dialogue about how to involve, engage, and inspire students with multiple disabilities just as much as the students whose only disability is blindness. We invite you to come join the conversation.

Teachers are needed and appreciated.

Today, the broadcast media lambasts teachers as the problem in education. Ms. Shaheen, though, plans to showcase her appreciation and thanks to today’s teachers of blind and low-vision students.

“I appreciate my fellow teachers and the hard work they do every day for our kids,” she said. “As long as we are constantly learning, reflecting on our practice, and sharing that learning with our colleagues, we can accomplish our goal to empower our students to reach their fullest potential. 

Referring to teachers’ jobs “the best job in the world,” Ms. Shaheen said it’s the only job that offers awesome opportunities every day.

“When the students aren’t getting what they need, our assessments show the areas that need more attention,” she said. “When the technology doesn’t work, we can educate. When we don’t understand what a student needs, then it’s our opportunity to learn.”
Natalie Shaheen, M.Ed. is an Ohio native who was born blind. A pediatric ophthalmologist told her parents that, because she was blind, Natalie would never learn to read or write, graduate from high school, or go to college. She graduated with honors from Ohio State University, and has taught blind students from Las Vegas to Maryland. She currently directs national educational programs for blind youth as the Director of Education for the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

APH at the Louisiana Teacher Training Conference on Blindness and Low Vision

Photo of Kerry Isham at an APH booth

Hi, Kerry Isham, APH field services representative here! I’ll be at the upcoming Louisiana Teacher Training Conference on Blindness and Low Vision, September 20-22 in Ruston, LA. 

Some of the products I’ll be exhibiting include:

Best for a Nest – An interactive storybook that can help individuals learn counting and other concepts such as top, bottom, around, left, and right.

Getting to Know You – A social skills instructional kit aimed at increasing interactions between students who are blind or visually impaired and their sighted peers.

Paint Pot Palette – A kit that offers the experience of painting expressly to children with blindness or visual impairments, with custom-made tactile outline drawings and large print/braille-labeled paints.

Tactile Town – An O&M cognitive mapping kit made up of 3-dimensional manipulatives that will help individuals learn about intersections, crosswalks, route patterns, and street layouts.

Federal Quota funds can be used to purchase all of these products. Learn more about the Quota Fund program. Our products are available at  

I’m certainly looking forward to my first-ever visit to Louisiana!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Forum: Introduction of Accessible, Tactile Currency in America

I clearly remember sitting at a table in elementary school with lot of money in front of me. My vision teacher, as I called her, was showing me the differences between a quarter, a penny, a dime, and so forth. A quarter is large, with a rough edge. A dime has the same edge as a quarter, but is much smaller. Nickels and pennies have smooth edges. These tips and tricks have helped me countless times over the years. 

But what about paper money? There are tricks for this, too, including folding edges or separating money within a wallet or purse. APH offers the iBill Currency Scanner to help with this issue. Yet, accessible currency has long been a major issue in this country.  Many other countries around the world have currency that is accessible to their citizens who are blind.

Since a court ruling in 2008, the Department of the Treasury has been working to make US currency accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.

The National Council on Disability, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will hold a forum to discuss the Treasury's progress in making accessible currency, and they will field questions from the audience. 

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 9 AM to 12 PM

Where: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 14th and C Streets, SW D.C.

Submit forum questions to, subject heading: Tactile Forum Questions.

Register for the forum. 

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

APH News: September 2013

September 2013

Exciting New APH Products Announced!

Read on to learn about these new products - now available!

Are You Ready to Be STEMulated? Don’t Forget to Register for Annual Meeting!

Kevin O’Connor, Keynote Speaker Millie Smith Ellen Trief Kristie Smith Susan Osterhaus 
If you haven’t registered for the 2013 Annual Meeting, October 17-19, make sure to do so soon. This year’s theme, “The Universe at Our Fingertips: STEMulating Products for Life” will STEMulate your brain, your senses, and your spirit! Please join us as we embrace the universe of products and services from APH designed to connect students, and others, with all aspects of life while emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Visit the APH website to look over the information about our great program, outstanding related meetings, tours of APH, fun social events, and more.

Highlights will include the opening keynote session by Kevin O’Connor, Tuck Tinsley’s “State of the Company” address, “Teacher Talks” in the APH Product Showcase, the Information Fair, the InSights Art Awards banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and more. Product training sessions will feature, among others, the new Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator, STACS, and the new Transition Tote System. You will have the opportunity to provide input on future products and projects such as 3D printing, tests and assessment products, Building on Patterns, and more. Special Ex Officio Trustee-only events will provide EOTs with opportunities to guide APH, network with colleagues, and gather the latest information about all things APH.

Enjoy the presentation of the APH Creative Use of Braille Award to the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band!

You can find additional information on all of the above, and register for Annual Meeting by clicking on this link:

If you want additional information, or have questions, please contact Janie Blome,, or call 800-223-1839, ext. 367.

More Teachers! More Talking!

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Teacher Talks lineup during Annual Meeting. Dr. Ellen Trief, Hunter College Professor and author of STACS: Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols, will join previously scheduled teachers Millie Smith (SAM: Symbols and Meaning), Susan Osterhaus (Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator) and Kristie Smith (Tactile Town and more) in the APH Product Showcase on Thursday afternoon, October 17, from 2:00 – 5:00. You will have the opportunity to hear brief presentations by the expert teachers along with a chance to meet with them one-on-one to share your experiences and ask your questions. Plan to arrive in Louisville in time to hear what they have to say, talk to the teachers, and return home ready to teach with these great APH products!

Creepy! Snap, Snap! Kooky! Snap, Snap!

There’s still time to sign up for an evening with Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and the rest of the family! On Saturday, October 19, Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to attend a buffet dinner and a performance of “The Addams Family” at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Cost for the event is $65, and includes both the dinner and the play, part of the Broadway Across America series in Louisville. These discounted tickets will provide special group seating for APH attendees, and the play can be audio described for our guests who are blind and visually impaired.

Find out more about this national touring company production here:

Not into the kooky, mysterious, and spooky, but still looking for a good dinner opportunity? You are also welcome to attend just the buffet dinner at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts for only $25!

You can sign up when you register for Annual Meeting. Deadline for purchase of tickets is September 24, so be sure register for Annual Meeting by that date and join your friends and colleagues for a fun evening!

National Prison Braille Forum to be held October 16

On October 16, APH will host the 13th annual National Prison Braille Forum at the Hyatt Hotel in Louisville in conjunction with our 145th Annual Meeting. Corrections and vision professionals from across the country will gather to discuss the challenges of starting and maintaining accessible media production operations in correctional facilities. "Alumni" of prison braille programs will talk about their experience establishing careers as transcribers upon release.

John Linton, Director, Office of Correctional Education, U.S. Department of Education, has been invited to speak at the upcoming Forum on current national trends in correctional education, and funding sources for programs designed to prepare offenders for successful careers on the outside.
A panel of teachers and students with vision loss will discuss ways in which tactile graphics are used to learn, focusing on STEM subject areas (science technology, engineering, and math). Forum participants will give individual reports on their prison braille programs or work as independent transcribers. And a very special member of the prison braille community, Fran Wonders, will be recognized for her many years working with the Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund, and with many former offenders as they established transcription careers after being released from prison.

There is no charge to attend the National Prison Braille Forum, and anyone interested in learning about prison braille programs is welcome to join us. For more information or to register for the Forum, visit the APH Annual Meeting Registration Website.

Your Input DOES Make a Difference!

Please complete the brief APH 2013 Satisfaction Survey!
As many of you know, each year the U.S. Department of Education seeks input from YOU on the effectiveness of products and services provided through the Federal Quota Program, which is administered by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). We certainly appreciate your help in gathering experienced-based feedback.

The 2013 survey is now available on the APH website, and you are encouraged to respond based on your experience with products provided through Federal Quota funds. The survey concludes with an open-ended item that gives you the opportunity to comment and share your thoughts and recommendations.
This brief online survey is available at through Thursday, September 20, 2013.
If you have inquiries or require assistance, please contact Mary Nelle McLennan at
Your honest input does make a difference!

Seeking Field Evaluators for the Tactile Graphic Line Slate

APH is currently seeking field evaluators for the Tactile Graphic Line Slate, an original slate designed by Karen Poppe, Tactile Graphics Project Leader, for use by teachers and braille transcribers for preparing and embellishing tactile displays, worksheets, charts, etc., for use with students with visual impairments and blindness. As designed, the slate and the accompanying two-ended stylus generate a variety of line types (e.g., narrow solid, wide solid, dashed, bold dotted, small dotted, etc.) that can be drawn onto a variety of media such as standard braille paper, PermaBraille, DRAFTSMAN film, and aluminum foil. The slate’s user-friendly design mimics hinge-style braille slates that have been in use for decades and are familiar to the intended audience. The slate’s blue color provides visual contrast against a white drawing background.

Evaluators will be asked to use the prototype to design, create, and embellish tactile displays of their own choosing using a variety of media. A box of PermaBraille sheets will be furnished with the Tactile Line Drawing Slate. Evaluators will then complete a product evaluation form at the end of the testing period. Field test sites will be selected based upon geographic location and type of instructional setting. The number of prototypes is limited.

If you are interested in possibly serving as a field evaluator, please provide the following information: name, title, school/agency, complete contact information (phone number, mailing address, email address), and a brief description of your current familiarity and involvement in designing tactile materials/displays for students. Send this information to Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Graphics Project Leader,, by September 30, 2013. You may also contact Karen at 502-899-2322 or 800-223-1839, ext. 322. Field testing will begin in early November 2013.

Seeking Field Evaluators for Tactile World Globe

APH is currently seeking additional field evaluators for the Tactile World Globe, an update to the existing APH globe that incorporates high-relief topography, braille labels for continents and oceans, labeled latitude and longitude lines, a prominent equator, and discernible International Date Line and Prime Meridian. The project leaders, Karen Poppe and Tom Poppe, are seeking feedback from current users of APH’s existing tactile globe to compare and critique the presentation of the Northern Hemisphere before further tooling of the Southern Hemisphere is undertaken and finalized for production purposes. The field evaluation will begin in October 2013. Evaluators will be allowed to keep the prototype after satisfactory completion of the evaluation packet.

Evaluators will be asked to a) use the prototype with as many students as possible within the given timeframe, b) complete a product evaluation form, and c) report student outcome data. Field test sites will be selected based upon geographic location, type of setting, and the grade levels/ages of the students. The number of prototypes is limited.

If you are interested in possibly serving as a field evaluator and you have access to APH’s current tactile globe, please provide the following information: name, title, school/agency, complete contact information (phone number, mailing address, email address), expected number of students, and the educational levels/ages of your students. Send this information to Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Graphics Project Leader,, by September 13, 2013. You may also contact Karen at 502-899-2322 or 800-223-1839, ext. 322.

Braille Instruction for the Upper Grades – What’s Your Opinion?

APH is considering the development of a braille instructional program for upper elementary, middle, and high school students who have learned to read print in the primary grades. The Braille Transition Tool Kit will provide a scaffolding of materials, strategies, and resources to support the instruction of braille to students in a general education setting. The program will incorporate current trends in literacy instruction and the Common Core State Standards. It will encourage high expectations for student achievement and will focus on learning needs and progress directed by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

The determination may be made that transitioning to braille as the primary literacy medium will provide a student with greater access. However, learning to read and write in a new medium requires diversion of time and energy from other school work and activities.

The goal of this instructional approach is to facilitate the transition from print to braille literacy with minimal disruption to a student’s academic program. The Tool Kit will provide strategies and resources to assist teachers with this complex task.

Your comments, ideas and suggestions would be welcome. For example, what are you currently using? How many students have you had, or do you have now, that might benefit from this proposed product? Would you agree to be a field test site?

Please direct your input to: Susan L Spicknall, Braille Literacy Project Leader,

Big Bang Star Takes APH Product on the Road

Dr. Mayim Bialik 
Recently, at a Texas Instruments Conference for Teachers, APH staff members Ken Perry and Chris Prentice had the opportunity to meet and visit with Dr. Mayim Bialik, who stars as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. In "real-life," in addition to being a fine actress, Mayim is a neuroscientist and spokesperson for the TI-Nspire. Mayim seemed immediately interested in the new APH Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator and was so impressed with the embossed graphs generated by the calculator that she kept a few!

Several weeks later came a request from Dr. Bialik for product information to share on her summer engagements for Texas Instruments. We supplied her with product brochures, sample tactile versions of graphs that appear on the calculator screen, AND a demo unit!

We are very excited and honored to have such a fan of this remarkable new product—helping us in spreading the good word!

Dr. Bialik serves as the official STEM advocate for Texas Instruments. Here is the website:

Update Your Nearby Explorer App!

Nearby Explorer, APH's Android GPS app, has been updated, and the update is available for free. If you purchased Nearby Explorer from APH using Federal Quota funds, obtain the new version by downloading If you purchased through the Google Play Store, it will automatically update on your device.

If you are running Nearby Explorer on APH's Braille Plus 18, the new version will come to you on the next system update.

Here are some of the new features in Nearby Explorer:
Version 1.0.8, August 2013
  • Adds Nearby Explorer to the choices you get when you pick an address from another app.
  • Adds Clock Face and Degrees as additional ways of displaying the heading.
  • Adds the ability to obtain the street address from Google services. Some users may find this address reporting more accurate than the reports from the onboard maps.
  • Adds distance indication to the tone played when using Geo Beam to point to a POI
  • Adds the ability to pick a different voice from the normal voice for use within Nearby Explorer. This helps prevent Talkback from cutting off speech for important announcements.
  • Saves the last 20 destinations to make returning to recent destinations easier.
For a complete list of the updates, visit

HALL OF FAME Online Donations Now Possible!

It is now easier than ever before to support the Hall of Fame: Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field, thanks to our new Online Donation Page. Earmark your donation to sponsor a bas-relief plaque, order a Wall of Tribute Stone, or simply make a general donation.

Hall of Fame Induction of Martha Louise Foxx and Dr. Laurence C. Jones – October 18, 2013

The ceremony to induct Mrs. Foxx and Dr. Jones, connected through their work at Mississippi's Piney Woods Country Life School, into the Hall of Fame: Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field will take place during the 145th Annual Meeting on Friday evening, October 18, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Joining the 50 outstanding legends previously inducted, are these two remarkable historic figures who literally changed lives and altered history. Their stories of accomplishment—in the face of staggering odds—are still powerfully touching lives. Dr. Jones and Ms. Foxx opened, and held open, a door that was seen as forever closed to black Americans,
 including those who were blind. Their heroic actions were not accomplished without personal danger and danger to their fellow workers, their supporters, and students in their charge. Join us!

Tennis for Players with Visual Impairment and Blindness Gains Global Momentum

APH’s newest feature added to the PE Website outlines the progress of tennis in 20 countries. Visit the new International Blind Tennis Association’s Facebook page and learn how you can establish tennis in your school or local community.

APH on the Road

APH Goes to Almost-Heaven—West Virginia!

Presentation attendees wave for the camera
Field Services Representative Kerry Isham gave a presentation and exhibited products at the 2013 West Virginia AER Conference held at Alpine Lake Resort in Terra Alta, WV, August 2-4. Kerry’s presentation and exhibit highlighted APH products for the core and expanded core curricula along with new products such as Touch ‘em All Baseball, the Orion TI-84 Talking Graphing Calculator, Everybody Plays, EZee COUNT Abacus, and the Getting to Know You Kit. Approximately 50 attendees participated in the conference events and sessions, and APH was glad to be a part of it!

Oldies but Goodies: The "Established" APH Product Series

The Hundreds Board and Manipulatives Kit includes two desk-sized boards made of heavy-duty plastic. The Grid Board has a raised-line, 10 x 10 inch grid outlined in black. The grid is blank and manipulatives can be attached to it. The Number Board also has a raised-line 10 x 10 inch grid outlined in black which is preprinted with the numbers 1 through 100 in large print and in Nemeth Braille. This board acts as a reference to check work placed on the Grid Board and can be used for concept demonstration. Also included with the kit are hundreds of manipulative pieces made of tough plastic and backed with hook and loop material for attaching to the Grid Board. There are two kinds of manipulatives included: numbers (1 through 100) and colored shapes (circles, squares, triangles, and stars).

Watch a teacher and student-made video showing how the Hundreds Boards can be used to make learning math concepts into a fun activity. This video was one of the many wonderful videos that have been submitted as part of APH's Unforgettable APH Star Contest. For information on how to submit your own video of an APH product, please review the official rules of the summer 2013 contest. Anyone can enter to win cash prizes of up to $150!

If you have any suggestions for other products you would like to see highlighted in this monthly feature, please send your comments to Monica Turner at

Treasures From the APH Libraries

The APH Barr Library supports research initiatives at APH, while the Migel Library is one of the largest collections of nonmedical information related to blindness in the world. Although the collections do not circulate, arrangements can be made to use the materials on-site. In addition, an ongoing digitization effort means APH will continue to make materials available through the online catalog at

Two of the many "Treasures from the APH Libraries" are described below.

From the Migel Library: Story of the Typewriter, 1873-1923. New York: Herkimer County Historical Society, 1923.

While a history of the typewriter may not seem like an obvious choice for the Migel Library, the needs of the visually impaired were often influential on the inventors who first developed the typewriter. According to the 1973 article U.S. Typewriter Industry Marks 100th Anniversary, Pellegrino Turri created a writing machine in 1808 for Countess Carolina Fantoni, who was visually impaired. The story has recently been novelized by Carey Wallace in The Blind Contessa’s New Machine, which is also held in the Migel Library. An even earlier influence on the typewriter, though, was a machine used to emboss tactile characters for the blind that was developed in 1784. Another precursor to the typewriter was Charles Thurber’s writing machine for the blind, developed in 1845. Story of the Typewriter claims that even the method of touch-typing was first developed by users who were blind. Previous to this method being employed by sighted people in 1878, typists had relied on the "peck and hunt" method of typing. Of additional interest in this 1923 history, available at Internet Archive at, is the running theme that the inventor of the first typewriter, Christopher Latham Sholes, had emancipated women from a life of hard work, thus prolonging their lives and making him a leader in the feminist movement of the day.

From the Barr Library: Halliday, Carol. "An American Swiss Experience: With Special Regard to the Field of Visual Impairment, 1972-1990". 1991.

As Carol Halliday reflects on her 18 years spent teaching at Zurich’s Special School for Visually Impaired Children, she connects her experiences to the global developments that were occurring within the field of blindness. Specializing in speech, language, crafts, and music, Halliday was part of a two-person staff at the day school. While braille was taught to the majority of students, the inculcation of daily living skills was not included, as it was deemed to be a parental responsibility.
One pedagogical transformation that Halliday witnessed was the awareness that residual vision among students would require individualized programming, enabling them to effectively use whatever level of vision they possessed. Thus, the school hired Low Vision specialists and more consideration was given to ensure that children were provided with the most suitable learning media, whether it was braille, some form of print, or a mixture. Another improvement was the increasingly diverse array of learning materials available for classroom use; however, these tools were still not widespread within the home environment. The author was most heartened by the extent to which school authorities began taking interest in the progress that the rest of the world was making in these areas.

APH is working with the LYRASIS Consortium and Internet Archive to digitize portions of the M.C. Migel Library. Search the phrase “full text” to find these items at The digitized texts are available in a variety of formats, including DAISY, Kindle, EPUB, PDF, etc.

Contact Library staff:, 800-223-1839, ext. 705

Around the House:

APH Employees Recycle Printing Supplies Using Cost-free Recycling programs.

Department Efforts towards being “Green:”
  • Large Type and Braille: Sends all supply items back for free recycling with postage paid by Xerox Green World Alliance recycling program.
  • Educational Aids: The copiers used to print product labels and print parts list are recycled using Konica Minolta’s Clean Planet Program.
  • Braille Translation: The ink cartridges used to create masters are recycled through the Funding Factory, another cost-free program with the added benefit of raising money for APH at a rate of $0.10 per cartridge.
  • Computer Technology Services: Recycles supply items using the same programs mentioned above.
  • Purchasing: All Konica Minolta machine supply items are recyclable though the Clean Planet Program.
  • Everyone: Inkjet recycling though the Funding Factory.

From the Field:

BANA Welcomes Two New Member Organizations and Four New Board Members

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is pleased to announce two new organizational members—COSB (Council of Schools and Services for the Blind) and the Hadley School for the Blind. These prestigious organizations are now full members of BANA and, as such, have voting rights and a representative on the BANA Board. Dr. Stuart Wittenstein, Superintendent of the California School for the Blind, is the BANA representative from COSB, and Ruth Rozen who designs and writes many of Hadley’s courses, represents the Hadley School for the Blind.

Two other new Board members were recently named by their respective organizations. Diane Spence replaces Cindi Laurent as the representative from the National Braille Association, and Jeff Baugher assumes the role of representative from ATPC (Alternate Text Production Center of the California Community Colleges) following the retirement of Sandy Greenberg, who had served as their representative. BANA looks forward to working with all four new Board members as they participate in their first Board meeting as this fall.

BANA meets face-to-face semiannually and will hold its fall meeting on November 8—10, 2013, in Louisville, KY. This meeting will be hosted by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a BANA member organization. More information about the fall Board meeting will be distributed in the next few weeks.

For additional resources and information, visit
Submitted by Mary Nelle McLennan, APH Representative and Vice Chair of BANA

Wanted: KSB Principal

The Kentucky Department of Education has opened a search for the position of Principal for the Kentucky School for the Blind. (There is no designated director or superintendent.) Interested? Visit this link for additional information:

Videos on Hot New Product: Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator

Student Chase Crispin and his teacher LeAnna MacDonald have created two new videos covering aspects of APH's exciting new Talking Graphing Calculator! These videos cover: unboxing the calculator and demonstrating basic calculations and help mode. Visit our products video page to view these videos. In addition, Chase has created a Talking Graphing Calculator podcast. Thanks as always to Chase and LeAnna for creating these helpful videos!

Social Media Spotlight

"It’s Like Being Here!"
Blogger Posts Visit to APH – GREAT PICTURES!

Bloggers for the prolific travel blog Cleared and Ready for Takeoff—they've traveled to destinations all over the world—visited Louisville this summer. During their trip, they came to APH.

The first blog post describes the history and founding of APH, as well as a detailed and photo-filled account of the factory tour. They even took a beautiful photo of the flowering magnolia out front.

Part II describes in depth the APH Museum and the Hall of Fame.

The bloggers write that they thoroughly enjoyed their tour and wrote that "it's every bit as interesting as the Louisville Slugger Museum or the Muhammad Ali Center."
See what's new at the Museum:

"Like" APH at Our Facebook Page!

We invite you to visit our Facebook page and "Like" us! You can find APH at these social media sites: Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and at our blog, Fred's Head from APH.

APH Welcomes New Ex Officio Trustees

Gregory Polman, the Illinois State Board of Education, replacing Melanie Hennessy.
Douglas (Doug) Anzlovar, the Hadley School for the Blind, replacing Dawn Turco.
Kim Esco-Collins, the Mississippi State Department of Education, replacing Rosie Pridgen.
John Oliveira, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, replacing Janet LaBreck.

APH Travel Calendar

on the road with APH


September 10-11, 2013
Title Management Web Bootcamp 2013;
Newburyport, MA
September 17-18, 2013
Two-day Summit on Common Core State Standards: Next Generation Assessments;
Westminster, CO
September 20-22, 2013
Louisiana Center for the Blind & the Professional Development and Research Institute of Blindness Fall Conference;
Ruston, LA
September 26, 2013
SREE Conference;
Washington, DC
September 27, 2013
Human Development Institute: APH Products, Services, and Accessibility Workshop;
Lexington, KY
September 28, 2013
Indiana Vision Expo 2013;
Indianapolis, IN


October 7-8, 2013
NIP Event: SAM;
Vinton, IA
October 10, 2013
Nevada Early Intervention Services and CCSD APH Product Presentation;
Las Vegas, NV
October 16-19, 2013
APH Annual Meeting;
Louisville, KY
October 24, 2013
Wisconsin AER;
Wauwatosa, WI
October 24-25, 2013
Nebraska Fall Conference on APH Products;
Nebraska City, NE
October 25, 2013
NIP Event: Math;
October 31 – November 1, 2013
NY State Technology Hands-On Training;
Watertown, NY


November 7, 2013
NIP: Symbols & Meaning Kit and the APH Intervention Continuum including SLK and Tactile Connections;
St. Louis, MO
November 11-13, 2013
Savannah, GA
November 14-15, 2013
South Carolina AER 2013 (SCAER);
South Carolina


December 4-8, 2013
Getting In Touch With Literacy Conference 2013
December 5-6, 2013
NIP Event: Cortical Visual Impairment;
Grand Forks, ND
December 11-14, 2013
AER International: All-Orientation & Mobility Conference 2013;
New Orleans, LA
December 13, 2013
VRATE-17th Annual Vision Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Expo;
Phoenix, AZ

APH Sizzlin' Summer Savings Sale

Load up a world of savings on selected APH products with APH's Sizzlin' Summer Savings Sale 2013, July 1—September 30. As always, first come, first served.

NEW! DNA Twist

1-08978-00 -- $57.00
DNA Twist is a model that demonstrates the structure of the DNA molecule in a way that is accessible to students who are blind and visually impaired.

The DNA Twist model is made of two foam sidebars representing the sugar-phosphate "backbone" and ten rungs representing the paired bases. The paired-base rungs are made of contrasting colors and textures to convey the concept of the base-pairing rules that govern the structure of double-stranded DNA molecules.

The model is shipped flat and easily twists to form the familiar double-helix configuration of a DNA molecule. The model holds its shape when twisted. The included stand holds the model in its twisted formation, and a short instruction booklet provides information about DNA and educational resources.


  • DNA Twist model
  • Stand with a non-slip adhesive bottom (customer applies)
  • Instruction booklet, large print

APH Braille Book Corner

APH offers a number of recreational books in braille (Quota funds can be used). Each of these titles was originally transcribed and produced by APH for the National Library Service which has graciously granted permission for this offering. As usual, these titles have been added to the APH Louis Database where you can find thousands of titles produced in accessible formats.
Note: all books are produced upon receipt of orders, therefore, please allow several weeks for delivery.

Show Time
by Sue Stauffacher: T-N1936-10 -- $30.00
Keisha’s family members, who run an animal-rescue center, are called to a nearby college that is overrun with squirrels. At the same time, Keisha is nervous about the regional jump-rope competition and keeps messing up during practices. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz No. 142483, BL 4.8 Pts 4.0)

Thomas and the Dragon Queen
by Shutta Crum: T-N1920-10 -- $34.00
When the princess is kidnapped by a dragon queen, thirteen-year-old Thomas, a new -- and very small -- squire-in-training boldly sets out on a quest to rescue her. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz No. 138341, BL 5.3 Pts 6.0)

The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824
by Harvey Sachs: T-N1939-30 -- $82.50
Music historian and former conductor explores the intricacies of Beethoven’s symphonic masterpiece and examines the politics and aesthetics of western Europe at that time. Discusses the enduring value of the Ninth Symphony and the fight the deaf composer and his contemporaries waged against oppression.

Ride the Man Down
by Luke Short: T-N1920-00 -- $59.00
With owner Phil Evarts’s death, the Hatchet spread is up for grabs. Seventy thousand acres of range is a lot of loot, and Bide Marriner wants it all -- the grass, the water, and the power that comes with it. Only one man stands in his way -- foreman Will Ballard.

Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
by Diane Ackerman: T-N1919-60 -- $59.50
A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a year of dawns, drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping.
*Accelerated Reader quiz number, book level, and point value. For more information on the Accelerated Reader program, see the January 2006 APH News or

UPDATED! APH Braille Book Corner: Recreational #Braille Titles Available from APH!

Through the APH Braille Book Corner, we are offering a number of recreational books in braille (Quota funds can be used). Each of these titles was originally transcribed and produced by APH for the National Library Service which has graciously granted permission for this offering. As usual, these titles have been added to the APH Louis Database where you can find thousands of titles produced in accessible formats. To order any of the following books, please note the catalog number and enter that number into our shopping site. Click this link to enter the APH Shopping Site: All books are produced upon receipt of orders, therefore, please allow approximately 8 weeks for delivery.

by Sue Stauffacher: T-N1936-10 -- $30.00
Keisha’s family members, who run an animal-rescue center, are called to a nearby college that is overrun with squirrels. At the same time, Keisha is nervous about the regional jump-rope competition and keeps messing up during practices. Grades 3-6.
*(AR Quiz No. 142483, BL 4.8 Pts 4.0)

by Shutta Crum: T-N1920-10 -- $34.00
When the princess is kidnapped by a dragon queen, thirteen-year-old Thomas, a new -- and very small -- squire-in-training boldly sets out on a quest to rescue her. Grades 4-8.
*(AR Quiz No. 138341, BL 5.3 Pts 6.0)

by Harvey Sachs: T-N1939-30 -- $82.50
Music historian and former conductor explores the intricacies of Beethoven’s symphonic masterpiece and examines the politics and aesthetics of western Europe at that time. Discusses the enduring value of the Ninth Symphony and the fight the deaf composer and his contemporaries waged against oppression.
by Luke Short: T-N1920-00 -- $59.00
With owner Phil Evarts’s death, the Hatchet spread is up for grabs. Seventy thousand acres of range is a lot of loot, and Bide Marriner wants it all -- the grass, the water, and the power that comes with it. Only one man stands in his way -- foreman Will Ballard.

by Diane Ackerman: T-N1919-60 -- $59.50
A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a year of dawns, drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping.

Bless This Mouse
by Lois Lowry: T-N1937-10 -- $25.50
Hildegarde, the mouse mistress at Saint Bartholemew’s, worries about protecting all the church mice during the Blessing of the Animals, when cats will be inside. But first she must deal with her worst fear: the Great X. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz No. 143326, BL 4.5 Pts 3.0)

Super Stock Rookie
by Will Weaver: T-N1937-30 -- $50.50
Trace Bonham feels fortunate for the chance to be a paid super-stock driver while still in high school, but regrets that it means leaving friends and his home track. Trace also wonders if the sponsor is legitimate. Grades 9 and up. *(AR Quiz No. 143203, BL 4.6 Pts 6.0

by Laura Marsh: T-N1938-30 -- $10.00
Facts about Monarch butterflies focusing on the population in the eastern United States and Canada that migrates to Mexico. Explains the reasons for their annual journey and the growth process of the next generation. Discusses environmental risks to monarchs and ways to protect them. Part of National Geographic's Great Migrations series. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz No. 140134, BL 4.4 Pts 0.5

Last Days of the Dog-Men
by Brad Watson: T-N1938-70 -- $48.00
Eight short stories featuring dogs and their owners. "Seeing Eye" describes a guide dog’s reactions while waiting for a malfunctioning traffic signal to work. In "Kindred Spirits" Bailey, a southerner, regales six men with a macabre tale about the barbecued meat they are eating.

Selected Poems, First Edition
by James Merrill: T-N1919-70 -- $95.50
Representative verse from the published works of James Merrill (1926-1995), ranging from First Poems in 1951 to the posthumous Collected Poems in 2001. Includes excerpts from The Changing Light at Sandover, an introduction by the editors, and a chronology.

The Case of the July 4th Jinx
by Lewis B. Montgomery: T-N1920-80 -- $14.00
When things start going wrong at the Fourth of July celebration, it feels like a jinx. Milo and Jazz -- with some help from world-famous private eye Dash Marlowe -- investigate whether the so-called jinx is really sabotage. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz No. 138559, BL 3.4 Pts 1.0)

Okay For Now
by Gary D. Schmidt: T-N1936-20 -- $69.50
Maryville, New York; 1968. Eighth-grader Doug, who loves baseball, statistics, and drawing, manages to be upbeat and honorable -- despite having an abusive father, a brother who has been accused of robbery, and another brother who has returned from Vietnam injured. Companion to The Wednesday Wars. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz No. 143203, BL 4.9 Pts 11.0)

Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
by Tim Flannery: T-N1936-30 -- $98.00
Biography of our species and the evolution of the planet. Examines the Medea hypothesis, which proposes species left unchecked will destroy their ecosystems, and the Gaia hypothesis, which asserts the Earth is a self-regulating system. Argues that humans can prevent environmental exploitation through cooperative, sustainable behavior.

Deadly Charm: The Story of a Deaf Serial Killer
by McCay Vernon and Marie Vernon: T-N1936-60 -- $66.50
A forensic psychologist and a journalist describe the life of Patrick McCullough (1960-2001), the first deaf man to be identified as a serial killer. Details the problems McCullough had since childhood that led to rage-fueled murders of three people he knew. Some adult content.

by Karin Slaughter: T-N1939-10 -- $107.50
Georgia Bureau of Investigations Detective Faith Mitchell, her partner Will Trent, and trauma doctor Sara Linton join forces to find Faith’s mother, missing after a deadly hostage situation that leaves Faith a murder suspect -- and the scapegoat for police corruption, bribery, and murder. Some adult content.

by Laura Marsh: T-N1937-70 -- $10.00
Facts about sperm whales -- the largest toothed predator on the planet. Describes their huge size, long journeys, travel in pods, eating habits, and echolocation and communication. Discusses conservation efforts to save the species from near extinction caused by hunting. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz No. 140140, BL 4.5 Pts 0.5)

Ninth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes: T-N1919-00 -- $34.00
Twelve-year-old orphan Lanesha, who sees spirits, prepares for hurricane Katrina with her eighty-two-year-old adoptive grandmother, Mama Ya-Ya. Unable to evacuate, they gather supplies and two refugees -- neighbor TaShon and his dog Spot. Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz No. 139032, BL 3.3 Pts 4.0)

by Ingrid Law: T-N1919-20 -- $65.00
Mibs's cousin Ledge is disappointed to discover that his "savvy" -- the magical power unique to each member of their family -- is to make things fall apart, which endangers his uncle Autry's ranch and reveals the family secret to future reporter Sarah. Grades 4-7.

by Brett Battles: T-N1938-90 -- $94.50
Professional cleaner Jonathan Quinn, from Shadow of Betrayal, is hired to remove the remains of a body hidden for twenty years inside the walls of a London building that is about to be demolished. But the job endangers Quinn’s family. Some adult content.

The Accidental Family
by Rowan Coleman: T-N1883-50 -- $103.00
Sophie Mills, from The Accidental Mother, leaves London to follow her former wards Izzy and Bella to Cornwall after she falls in love with their father Louis. Complications occur when Louis runs into an old lover and learns that he has a grown son. Some adult content.

Deadliest Animals
by Melissa Stewart: T-N1938-20 -- $10.50
Compares the dangers posed by more than twenty animals -- both large, such as polar bears, saltwater crocodiles, hippopotamuses, elephants, cape buffaloes, and sharks; and small, including scorpions and certain types of snakes and fish. Readers might be surprised to learn which species is the deadliest of all. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz No. 141795, BL 5.3 Pts. 0.5)

Warp Speed
by Lisa Yee: T-N1938-10 -- $60.00
Marley Sandelski has always felt invisible at school when he is not facing bullies, but a series of unexpected events gives him a taste of popularity and insights into some classmates, well-liked or greatly feared. The plot contains violence. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz No. 142709, BL 4.0, Pts. 8.0)

Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about our Air-Conditioned World
by Stan Cox: T-N1919-40 -- $100.50
The author argues that by reintroducing traditional cooling methods as well as putting newer technologies into practice -- and by moving past industrial definitions of comfort -- we can make ourselves comfortable and keep the planet comfortable, too.

The First Husband
by Laura Dave: T-N1937-90 -- $62.50
Los Angeles travel writer Annie impulsively marries chef Griffin three months after her live-in boyfriend Nick breaks up with her. The newlyweds move back to Griffin’s Massachusetts hometown, where he opens his own restaurant, but Annie has trouble adjusting. Then Nick arrives, wanting to marry her.

A Match Made in Hell
by Terri Garey : T-N1919-90 -- $92.50
Vintage-clothing store owner Nicki Styx faces a new ghost who holds the key to family secrets. Soon Nicki struggles with her sister and mother, her boyfriend's wife, and the arrival of a charismatic devil. Some adult content.

Crispin: The End of Time
by Avi: T-N1907-50 -- $50.00
While Troth chooses to stay at a convent that needs a healer, Crispin continues trying to fulfill Bear's dream of moving to Iceland. Falling in with thieves posing as musicians, Crispin makes a new friend--Owen. Sequel to Crispin: At the Edge of the World. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz No. 137465, BL 4.8, Pts. 7.0)

Dragon’s Heart
by Jane Yolen: T-N1870-50 -- $91.00
After a year in hiding, Jakkin and Akki return to Austar IV. They have new abilities and knowledge that could transform their planet or destroy it--but first they must get themselves out of danger. Sequel to A Sending of Dragons. Grade 6 and up. *(AR Quiz No. 130002, BL 5.0 Pts. 14.0)

Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and their Families
by Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch: T-N1919-10 -- $92.00
Guide for high school students with disabilities and the adults in their lives. Provides advice on transitioning from teen years to adulthood and from high school to college or the workplace. Covers handling medical issues without parental assistance and creating a paper trail to document the disability.

A Turn in the Road
by Debbie Macomber: T-N1939-20 -- $92.50
Bethanne, and her daughter join Bethanne's former mother-in-law Ruth on a cross-country road trip to Florida. Ruth heads for her fiftieth high school reunion while Bethanne considers her ex-husband's wish to reunite. Along the way Bethanne falls in love.

Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King: T-N1918-00 -- 112.50
Quartet of dark novellas includes 1922, in which a Nebraska farmer enlists his son to help him kill his wife when she wants to sell the farm. In A Good Marriage a woman discovers her husband's darker side while he is away on a business trip. Adult Reader. Some violence and adult content. Bestseller.

Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems
edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins: T-N1938-80 -- $13.50
Nineteen short poems about different dinosaurs. "School Rules" warns dinosaurs not to eat their classmates. "Oops!" finds Carcharodontosaurus upset when his tooth pops out. Includes a guide to pronouncing dinosaur names. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz No. 143171, BL 3.3, Pts. 0.5)

Moon Over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool: T-N1918-90 -- $74.00
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz No. 140091, BL 5.3 Pts. 12.0)

Undaunted By Blindness
by Clifford E. Olstrom: T-N1918-50 -- $93.50
Director of the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind presents four hundred capsule biographies of notable blind people in various occupations and from different historical periods. Includes profiles of Irish composer Torlogh Carolan (1670-1738), American publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), and Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso (b. 1921).

I Am Legend
by Richard Matheson: T-N1920-40 -- $91.00
Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth… but he is not alone. An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him. Adult Reader. Some violence and strong language.

Mountolive: The Alexandria Quartet, Book 3
by Lawrence Durrell: T-N1869-00 -- 95.00
British diplomat David Mountolive provides another perspective on the events and characters of Justine and Balthazar revealing new motivations for the actions of the Coptic Nessim, his Jewish wife Justine, and others. Adult Reader
Fantastic Mr. Fox
by Roald Dahl: T-N1883-90 -- $15.00
Three nasty, mean men -- farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean -- are tired of Mr. Fox stealing their chickens, ducks, and turkeys to feed his family. They start digging the foxes out of their hole, but Mr. Fox has a plan of his own. Grades 3-6 *(AR Quiz No. 5011, BL 4.1, Pts. 1.0)

Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow: T-N1870-80 -- $101.00
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right. Grades 9-12 *(AR Quiz No. 122449, BL 5.9 Pts. 17.0)

Loving, Living, Party Going
by Henry Green: T-N1832-70 -- $169.00
Three novels exploring British class distinctions in the early twentieth century. Loving (1945) contrasts lives of servants and masters in an Irish castle. Living (1929) portrays iron-foundry workers and owners. And Party Going (1939) presents the reactions of wealthy travelers to crowds of lower-class railway passengers stranded by fog.

Worth a Thousand Words
by Stacy Hawkins Adams : T-N1868-30 -- $64.50
Indigo Burns returns home to Jubilant, Texas, after college and looks forward to attending graduate school and starting a career in photography. But Indigo's unexpected engagement, her diagnosis of glaucoma, and her aunt's stroke lead Indigo to trust in God for guidance. Adult Reader

Balthazar: The Alexandria Quartet, Book 2
by Lawrence Durrell: T-N1868-90 -- 67.50
New facets of characters met in Justine are revealed to the narrator, Darley, through Balthazar. Darley learns that Justine's marriage to Nessim provides cover for the couple's illegal political activities. Adult Reader

Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don’t You Grow Weary
by Elizabeth Partridge: T-N1907-70 -- $25.50
Recounts the 1965 protests against voting discrimination in Alabama led by Martin Luther King Jr. Discusses ordinary kids placing themselves at risk of being beaten and sprayed with tear gas to participate in the civil rights struggle in Selma and the five-day march to Montgomery. Grades 5-8 *(AR Quiz No. 132720, BL 6.6, Pts. 3.0)

A Princess of Landover
by Terry Brooks: T-N1869-20 -- $97.50
Mistaya is suspended from school in the natural world after scaring a classmate with magic. Banished to Libris, the royal library, Mistaya discovers an evil magician is threatening Landover. Sequel to Witches' Brew. Young Adult Reader *(AR Quiz No. 132443, BL 6.1 Pts. 18.0)

Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
by Harold S. Kushner: T-N1884-20 -- $51.50
Rabbi and author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People discusses fear and suggests ways to manage this emotion. He uses religious teachings and personal accounts as guides for empowerment. Includes a message of hope.

by Pamela Nowak: T-N1885-10 -- $89.50
Dakota Territory, 1876. Miriam Longstreet leaves school for Fort Randall, where her father is the commander, and discovers that her mother is addicted to laudanum and wants Miriam to marry a lieutenant. But Miriam falls in love with a private. Some strong language and mature content. Adult Reader

Midnight Sons: Volume 1
by Debbie Macomber: T-N1870-00 -- $95.50
Features two classic stories -- "Brides for Brothers" and "The Marriage Risk" -- that center around the three O'Halloran brothers, who, running a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, campaign to bring women to their town north of the Arctic Circle. Adult Reader
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, Josh Greenhut: T-N1885-20 -- $10.00
Stingy Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who convince him to be kinder to people. Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas and helps Tiny Tim and his family. A shorter version of the 1843 classic tale. Grades 2-5. *(AR Quiz No. 141175, BL 4.0, Pts. 0.5)

by Garry Kilworth: T-N1884-30 -- $93.00
Their crusty downstairs neighbor, Mr. Grantham, asks new stepsiblings Jordy, Chloe, and Alex to search the attic for a long-lost pocket watch. But this attic expands into another world of magical treasures and dangerous creatures. The trick is to survive and find the exit. Grades 5-8

Stop Second Guessing Yourself: The Toddler Years, A Field-Tested Guide to Confident Parenting
by Jen Singer: T-N1868-60 -- $62.00
The creator of the web site offers light-hearted advice for parents of children ages one to three. Topics include understanding your child's transition from baby to toddler, taking your tot out in public, managing sleep issues, potty training, handling play dates, disciplining, and dealing with illness.

Labors of Hercules: A Hercule Poirot Novel
by Agatha Christie: T-N1870-30 -- $88.00
Before he retires, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot vows to solve twelve puzzles mirroring the mythical labors of the ancient Greek hero Hercules. Modern-day versions of such challenges involve a lost Pekinese, a gentleman ruined by gossip, and a missing amorous Russian countess -- each case more baffling than the last.

The Right Wedding Gown
by Shirley Hailstock: T-N1870-40 -- $52.00
After living in a dysfunctional family, National Archives employee Samara Scott is adamant that she will never marry -- until she falls in love with attorney Justin Beckett. Justin wants to wed but can't convince Samara to take a chance and risk emotional involvement. Some mature content. Adult Reader.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
by Rodman Philbrick: T-N1885-30 -- $51.00
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz #127487, BL 5.6, Pts. 7.0)

Creature of the Night
by Kate Thompson: T-N1869-30 -- $57.00
Fourteen-year-old Robert prefers his life of crime in Dublin to the isolated rural existence at the farmhouse his mother rents. He senses danger in the dwelling--a feeling that is intensified by his little brother's talk of a strange nighttime visitor. Grade 7 and up. Some adult language. *(AR Quiz #129563, BL 4.2, Pts. 9.0)

Dog Says How
by Kevin Kling: T-N1907-20 -- $35.50
Autobiographical essays from playwright and National Public Radio commentator Kling good-humoredly feature his life in Minnesota. He discusses his family, dog, and travel experiences and ruminates on a motorcycle accident that injured his arm, leading him to use voice-activated software on his computer.

House of Reckoning
by John. Saul : T-N1907-00 -- $94.00
Two teens bond out of social isolation: Sarah Crane limps and endures an abusive foster-care family, while Nick Dunnigan hears voices and hallucinates. Their art teacher Bettina invites them to her ancestral mansion, where they unwittingly channel an evil entity that seeks vengeance on the town. Violence. Adult Reader.

Beyond Ava and Aiden: The Enlightened Guide To Naming Your Baby
by Linda Rosenkrantz: T-N1885-70 -- $94.50
Guide to selecting the name for a new baby. Lists include millennial, star-power, "green," occupational, vintage, creative, and traditional appellations. Also offers Jewish, African American, and international ideas, as well as choices for middle names and siblings.

Best Friends at School
by Mary Bard: T-N1869-70 -- $48.50
In September, new stepsisters Suzie and Co Co Langdon share a dormitory bedroom at the Laurel Crest School for Girls. One of the first classmates they meet is Puanani, from Hawaii. Sequel to Best Friends in Summer. Grades 3-8.
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast: T-N1868-50 -- $100.00
Zoey and her friends encounter evil in an unexpected place when they learn that Kalona, the newest member of the House of Night, is hiding a deadly secret. Grades 9-12. Some mature content. *(AR Quiz #129985, BL 5.3, Pts. 16.0)
by Michael Pollan: T-N1885-50 -- $20.00
A journalist offers a set of rules for eating wisely that draws from a variety of ethnic and cultural traditions. Discusses the link between diet and health and suggests that people renounce or modify the Western diet of highly processed foods and meat.
by Joe Schreiber: T-N1883-70 -- $63.50
When the thrusters on the Imperial prison barge Purge break down on the way to a remote detention moon, the navicomputer alerts the crew to a nearby, seemingly abandoned Star Destroyer. But the scouting party returns with something more deadly and savage than the convicts onboard. Some descriptions of violence.
by Johanna Lindsey: T-N1869-80 -- $73.50
Naive Lady Rebecca Marshall becomes a maid of honor at Queen Victoria's court. After Rebecca is seduced by the marquis Rupert St. John, a secret agent of the crown, they are forced to wed. Rupert, however, believes he was trapped into the marriage. Some adult content. Adult Reader.
by Mary Bard: T-N1869-50 -- $37.00
After Co Co, a girl from Paris, moves next door to Suzie and they discover they each will turn twelve in July, they become best friends. Now if they can just arrange for Co Co's father to marry Suzie's mother, they can live together. Grades 3-8.
by Sarah O'Leary Burningham: T-N1885-40 -- $32.00
Teen guide to communicating with and understanding parents. Author discusses common yet quarrelsome topics, providing the points of view of both adults and adolescents. Includes tips on academics, curfew, cyberlife, independence, negotiation, privacy, and more. Grades 8-12.
by Susan Krieger: T-N1886-10 -- $61.00
Stanford professor Krieger describes adapting to life with progressively limited vision caused by birdshot retinochoroidopathy. She writes of embarking upon local and long-distance trips and exploring the southwest desert with her guide dog Teela and her lover Hannah.
by Margaret Atwood: T-N1870-60 -- $110.00
In the aftermath of the Waterless Flood, a devastating pandemic, friends Toby and Ren find each other among the few survivors. Menacing gene-spliced life-forms thrive in this strange new world while humans consider what to do next. Sequel to Oryx and Crake. Some adult language. Adult reader.
by Karin Slaughter: T-N1908-10 -- $113.50
Georgia. Former coroner Sara Linton gets pulled into a Grant County case. Mentally handicapped Tommy Braham died while in custody, and Linton -- who blames her husband's death on local cop Lena Adams -- pins responsibility for Braham on Adams, too. State investigator Will Trent scrutinizes the police force. Some strong language and adult content.

Just Grace and the Snack Attack
by Charise Mericle Harper: T-N1884-10 -- $25.00
Just Grace and her class are forced to study food from around the world after troublemaker Owen jokes about someone's lunch. Just Grace picks potato chips for her topic but gets jealous when her dad helps her friend Mimi research his favorite food -- hot dogs. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz # 134262, BL 5.0, Pts. 3.0)

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time
by Lisa Yee: T-N1884-70 -- $69.50

Stanford Wong's father cancels basketball camp and enrolls him in summer school after Stanford flunks sixth-grade English. It gets worse: his mom hires Millicent Min, brainiac nerd and Stanford's mortal enemy, to tutor him. Companion to Millicent Min, Girl Genius. Grades 4-8. *(AR QUIZ # 102425, BL 3.8, Pts. 9.0)

To The Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission
by Elise Lufkin: T-N1883-80 -- $56.50

An animal-adoption advocate profiles fifty-two dogs and one cat that were rescued from abuse or abandonment and trained as therapy and service animals. Offers firsthand accounts of individuals who benefited from their companionship. Includes questions to consider before adopting a dog.

Tropic of Cancer
by Henry Miller: T-N1870-20 -- $98.00

Recounts the experiences, sensations, and thoughts of a young expatriate American writer and his friends in 1930s Paris as they scrounge for food, read and converse, and have relationships. The author's autobiographical first novel initially published in 1934. Some strong language and adult content.

by Sarah Blake: T-N1884-90 -- $93.00

1940-1941. Postmistress Iris and newlywed Emma are newcomers on Cape Cod, while female reporter and New York native Frankie is covering the Blitz in London. Emma's physician husband joins the war effort in England, where a tragic accident brings the three women's lives together. Some strong language and adult content.

A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett: T-N1885-90 — $61.50

In this Victorian story, India-born Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London with beautiful clothes and the good manners of a real princess. But Sara's life changes dramatically when she is suddenly left penniless. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz # 124, BL 6.0, Pts. 11.0)

by Marcus Sedgwick: T-N1907-60 — $33.50

The Scandinavian Arctic, 1910. After fourteen-year-old Sig Andersson's father Einar dies, a stranger arrives demanding that Sig and his sister return gold Einar allegedly stole during the Alaska Gold Rush a decade ago. Sig struggles with the dilemma of using Einar's hidden revolver. Grades 6 and up. *(AR QUIZ # 136706, BL 5.2, Pts. 5.0)

Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-Mail Overload
by Mark Hurst: T-N1907-30 — $60.00

Offers strategies for dealing with the barrage of information delivered through e-mails, the Internet, cell phones, and other digital devices. Describes ways to maintain an empty in-box, manage and prioritize to-do lists, organize and store digital photos, and work more productively with bits.

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
by Flannery O'Connor: T-N1906-90 — $64.00

Ten tales about southerners facing problems of salvation. In the title piece a sarcastic, self-centered grandmother reluctantly joins her son's family on a trip to Florida and has a run-in with some dangerous men. Includes "The Life You Save May Be Your Own." Fiction.

Under the Dome
by Stephen King: T-N1867-80 — $303.00

The small town of Chester's Mill, Maine, is faced with a big dilemma when it is mysteriously sealed off by an invisible and completely impenetrable force field. With cars and airplanes exploding on contact, the force field has completely isolated the townspeople from the outside world. Now, Iraq war vet Dale Barbara and a group of the town's more sensible citizens must overcome the tyrannical rule of Big Jim Rennie, a politician bent on controlling everything within the Dome. Adult situations and strong language.

So Totally Emily Ebers by Lisa Yee
Catalog Number: T-N1884-80

The summer that Emily's parents divorce and she moves cross-country with her mother, she keeps a diary to give her father. Her life becomes better after she meets Millicent Min and develops a crush on Stanford Wong. Companion to Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time. Grades 4-8. *(AR Quiz # 128015, BL 3.9, Pts. 9.0)

Fat Cat
by Robin Brande: T-N1884-50 -- $70.00
Overweight teenage Catherine embarks on a high-school science project in which she must emulate the ways of hominins, the earliest ancestors of human beings,
by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology. Grades 5-8. *(AR QUIZ # 133571 EN, BL 4.5, Pts. 10.0)

Inside Of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, And Know
by Alexandra Horowitz: T-N1884-40 -- $103.50
A cognitive animal scientist offers insight into a canine's world gleaned through research on its senses of smell, sight, and hearing, and its brain. Discusses the natural history of dogs as the descendants of wolves and presents life from a dog's point of view.

by Dean Koontz: T-N1907-10 -- $137.50
Young doctor Jenny Paige and her kid sister, Lisa, arrive in scenic Snowfield, California, only to discover hundreds of residents dead or missing. With help from lawmen and military chemical-biological-warfare experts, the sisters soon realize they are up against a malevolent force. Some strong language and violence. Fiction.

Sophie's Choice
by William Styron: T-N1869-40 -- $205.50
The time is 1947. Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, has settled in America. Stingo, a 22 year-old aspiring writer from Virginia, is drawn to Sophie and Nathan--a madly romantic couple whose instability and flamboyance utterly capture his imagination. The deeper Stingo sinks into these people's lives, the more he learns that each harbors terrible secrets. Some descriptions of violence and adult content. Adult Reader.

The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty by Donna Kauffman
Catalog Number: T-N1837-00 In this companion to The Black Sheep and the Princess, Rafe Santiago, of the Unholy Trinity rescue organization, suspects new stable manager Elena Caulfield is hiding something and needs help. Meanwhile, their attraction for each other quickly builds. Adult Reader.

Blood and Circuses: A Phryne Fisher Mystery, Book 6 by Kerry Greenwood
Catalog Number: T-N1836-70 Australia, 1928. Detective Phryne Fisher's former love interest Alan Lee asks Phryne to investigate vandalism at the circus, including poisoned animals, sabotaged tightropes -- and murder. When ex-performer Amelia Parkes is arrested, Phryne goes undercover at the carnival to expose the truth. Adult Reader.

Clean Cut: An Ann Travis Mystery by Lynda La Plante
Catalog Number: T-N1831-50 As Anna Travis begins questioning her live-in relationship with sloppy, selfish Detective Chief Inspector Langton, he is badly injured. While Langton recovers enough to track his assailant, Travis works a connected case and, still worried about Langton, secretly tries to do some of his legwork. Violence and strong language. Adult Reader.

Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories by Sandra Markle
Catalog Number: T-N1838-00 Nine accounts of animals -- from trained guide dogs to a cow, a pet cat, dolphins, and a capuchin monkey -- that helped humans during accidents and disasters. Discusses Roselle, the guide dog, who led Mike Hingson from the seventy-eighth floor to safety as his World Trade Center tower collapsed. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz No. 123222, BL 5.9, Pts. 1.0)

Savvy by Ingrid Law
Catalog Number: T-N1836-90 Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy," a magical power unique to each member of her family -- just as her father is injured in a terrible accident. Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #122451, BL 6.0, Pts. 9.0)

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
Catalog Number: T-N1837-30 When her village is attacked and burned, Gwyna seeks protection from the bard Myrddin, who uses Gwyna in his plan to transform young Arthur into the heroic King Arthur. Young adult reader. Some violence. *(AR Quiz #124690, BL 5.6, Pts. 11.0)

Away with the Fairies: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood
Catalog Number: T-N1835-30 Australia, 1928. Phryne Fisher takes a job at a woman's magazine to discover who murdered Marcella Lavender, a writer and illustrator of fairy stories. Phryne also worries about her lover, Lin Chung, who is in China on a silk-buying trip. Some strong language and adult content.

Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Catalog Number: T-N1832-20 Nine short stories by the author of The Great Gatsby. Includes "The Camel's Back," "Hot and Cold Blood," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a tale about a man who ages backwards that inspired a Hollywood movie. Includes a 1960 introduction by Fitzgerald's daughter.

Moonlight on the Magic Flute By Mary Pope Osborne
Catalog Number: T-N1833-00 When Jack and Annie magically arrive in 1762 Vienna, Austria, their mission is to help a brilliant artist bring joy to the world. But six-year-old Wolfie keeps interfering. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz No. 129309, BL 3.7, Pts. 2.0)

Eleven Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Catalog Number: T-N1836-00 After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again. Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #128370, BL 4.1, Pts. 7.0)

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
Catalog Number: T-N1836-30 George Amberson Minafer is the pampered but pitiful scion of a dynasty spanning three generations. When industrialization transforms his small midwestern town, George finds his family's fortune threatened not only by a new breed of entrepreneur, but by his relatives' arrogance and greed.

One Hundred and One Designer One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant
Catalog Number: T-N1837-80 Offers a variety of designers' knit projects -- scarves, bags, hats, shawls, socks, and even toys -- for which you can use your orphan skeins. Patterns are arranged by yarn weight: lace, fingering, sport, worsted, mohair, and novelty.

Dead Air: A Jessie Drake Mystery by Rochelle Majer Krich
Catalog Number: T-N1836-20 After radio talk-show doctor Renee Altman has LAPD detective Jessie Drake investigate a stalker, a kidnapper takes Renee's daughter Molly and taunts Renee on air. While racing to find Molly, Jessie deals with feelings for her ex-husband and accepting her Jewish heritage. For adult readers. Some descriptions of violence.

Melonhead by Katy Kelly
Catalog Number: T-N1832-90 Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Ten-year-old Adam "Melonhead" Melon, a friend of Lucy Rose, has a talent for landing in trouble. But right now he and his pal Sam are dreaming up inventions to win a science contest. For grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #129258, BL 4.0, Pts. 4.0)

The Cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craighead George
Catalog Number: T-N1834-80 Thrown into a river by a cruel human, a tiger-striped kitten fights to survive among feral cats and other creatures that live near the Roxville train station. Mike, a foster boy who is forbidden to have any pets, calls her "Rachet" and gradually becomes her friend. For grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #129830, BL 5.4, Pts. 4.0)

The Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes
Catalog Number: T-N1834-70 Five intertwined stories involving Kerfol, the fictional mansion of author Edith Wharton. Over the centuries its inhabitants are haunted by dead dogs, fractured relationships, and the taste of bitter revenge. For senior high readers. *(AR Quiz #123957, BL 6.4, Pts. 6.0)

All My Patients Have Tales: Favorite Stories from a Vet’s Practice by Jeff Wells, D.V.M.
Catalog Number: T-N1833-40 Wells recounts his Iowa vet-school experience and the early years of his veterinary practice in South Dakota and Colorado. Describes chasing an excrement-pewing feral cat through the clinic, treating a Tibetan yak named Jack, and realizing that an ex-marine had fainted while Wells sutured a horse's nose. Uncontracted braille.

Takeover by Lisa Black
Catalog Number: T-N1834-60 Cleveland. Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean works a murder scene with her fiancé, homicide detective Paul Cleary. When Paul goes to the federal reserve bank where the victim worked, he stumbles upon a related robbery and becomes one of the hostages. Some violence and some strong language.

The Case of the Stinky Socks by Lewis B. Montgomery
Catalog Number: T-N1831-70 Detectives-in-training Milo and Jazz join forces to tackle their first big case, finding out who stole the lucky socks from the high-school baseball team's star pitcher. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #129263, BL 3.2, Pts. 1.0)

The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick
Catalog Number: T-N1833-10 A chance encounter with Harry Houdini leaves a small boy in possession of a mysterious box -- one that might hold the secrets to the greatest magic tricks ever performed. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #5906, BL 5.0, Pts. 0.5)

Little Wing by Joanne Horniman
Catalog Number: T-N1834-10 Australia. Emily, a young mother, struggles to find a way out of postpartum depression and leaves her baby, Mahalia. Along her emotional journey she meets Martin and his son, whose relationship reminds her of what she left behind. Grades 11-12.

A Matter of Justice: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd
Catalog Number: T-N1847-00 Somerset, 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is attending a wedding when he's ordered to investigate the nearby murder of London businessman Harold Quarles. Rutledge, shell-shocked and haunted by the Great War, uncovers a crime committed twenty years ago during the Boer War. Some descriptions of violence.

Promises of Change: The Ladies of Covington by Joan Medlicott
Catalog Number: T-N1836-60 The women of Covington face challenges in their routines after Hannah's volatile stepson Zachary unexpectedly returns from India with a pregnant wife. Meanwhile Grace helps Randy Banks, a traumatized veteran who has come back from Iraq, and Amelia fears her stepdaughter and grandchild may leave the area.

Annie and Snowball and the Cozy Nest: The Fifth Book Of Their Adventures by Cynthia Rylant
Catalog Number: T-N1831-10 From the porch swing, Annie and her bunny Snowball spy a nest and watch to find out who is building it. Annie's father lifts her up to see the eggs inside. And finally one morning, they hear the baby birds chirping. Four short chapters. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #129392, BL 2.8, Pts. 0.5)

Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle by Ruth Ashby
Catalog Number: T-N1835-40 This biography of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) focuses on the scientific observations and discoveries about the natural world that he made during his five-year shipboard voyage around the world. Discusses his collections of plants and birds, which led him to his theory of evolution. For grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #130427 BL 7.5, Pts. 4.0)

The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
Catalog Number: T-N1837-10 New South Wales, Australia. Three students from Ashbury High -- Lydia, Cassie, and Emily -- participate in a pen-pal project for their English class by writing to Sebastian, called "Seb," Matthew, and Charlie at rival Brookfield High. The communication leads to romance, humiliation, and revenge. Some strong language. For senior high readers. *(AR Quiz #77133, BL 5.9, Pts. 12.0)

The Physick book of Deliverance Dane: A Novel by Katherine Howe
Catalog Number: T-N1838-10 Connie Goodwin heads to Massachusetts to sell her grandmother's abandoned property and work on research for her doctoral dissertation in American colonial history. When an antique key falls out of her family's old Bible, Connie is inspired to find a powerful, rare book.

The Strain: The Strain Trilogy, Book 1 by : Guillermo Del Toro
Catalog Number: T-N1847-10 The CDC's Dr. Eph Goodweather investigates a ghostly scene on the JFK tarmac: a recently landed Boeing 777 sits with all systems dead, shades down, and no signs of life. An awakened vampire virus greater and more horrific than imaginable rapidly spreads through the night. Violence and strong language.

Mary Engelbreit's Nursery Tales A Treasury Of Children's Classics by Mary Engelbreit
Catalog Number: T-N1832-50 Twelve folk tales retold in a not-too-scary manner for younger readers. Anthology contains friendly versions of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," "Puss in Boots," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Gingerbread Boy," and "The Ugly Duckling." For grades K-3.

Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron
Catalog Number: T-N1835-50 As Lucky turns eleven, she wishes for change. When smart and funny Paloma visits tiny Hard Pan, California, Lucky considers her to be best-girlfriend material. But Lucky has much to learn about friendship and parental trust. Sequel to The Higher Power of Lucky (BR 16881). For grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #128274 BL 6.0, Pts. 6.0)

Flowers for Algernon by Keyes, Daniel
Catalog Number: T-N1836-50 Charlie Gordon, a thirty-two-year-old with an IQ of 68, keeps progress reports for the doctors who artificially increase his intelligence through surgery. Charlie quickly becomes a genius but the sudden death of Algernon, the lab mouse who preceded him in the experiment, bodes ill for Charlie's future. *(AR Quiz #738, BL 5.8, Pts. 13.0)

Devil's Gonna Get Him: A Tamara Hayle Mystery by Valerie Wilson Wesley
Catalog Number: T-N1837-50 Newark, New Jersey. Wealthy, arrogant Lincoln Storey hires African-American cop-turned-PI Tamara Hayle to trail his stepdaughter's boyfriend, Brandon Pike -- Tamara's former lover. When Lincoln drops dead at a fundraiser, Tamara delves into his sordid personal life, ultimately becoming a target herself. Strong language.

Dead Connection by Alafair Burke
Catalog Number: T-N1833-60 NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher is temporarily transferred to homicide to help detective Flann McIlroy with what he thinks is a serial killing. Two women killed a year apart were both members of an online dating service. Soon a third victim strengthens Flann's theory--and Ellie goes undercover. Some violence and strong language.

Annie and Snowball and the Pink Surprise: The Fourth Book Of Their Adventures by Cynthia Rylant
Catalog Number: T-N1831-00 After noticing that a visiting hummingbird likes her pink petunias, Annie and her rabbit Snowball, with help from neighbor Henry and his dog Mudge, fill Annie's garden with pink things to attract more hummingbirds. Four short chapters. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #126506, BL 2.3, Pts. 0.5)

UP CLOSE: W.E.B. Dubois A Twentieth-Century Life by Tonya Bolden
Catalog Number: T-N1831-80 Biography of African American activist, poet, and scholar William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963). Discusses his earning a PhD from Harvard University and his commitment to racial equality, justice, and world peace in the context of segregation, the Jim Crow laws, and two world wars. Grades 6-9. *(AR Quix #127762 BL 8.2, Pts. 5.0)

Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen
Catalog Number: T-N1837-90 Isolated at school and tormented by his stepdad, Minnesota high school senior Sam Carrier feels defined by his Tourette syndrome. But long-distance running, his deceased father's friend George, a girl named Naomi, and a road trip to Jerk, California, change his perspective. Some strong language. For senior high readers. *(AR Quiz #126100, BL 3.3, Pts. 9.0)

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
Catalog Number: T-N1837-40 London, 1931. Investigator and psychologist Maisie Dobbs witnesses the suicide of a war veteran-turned-beggar on Christmas Eve. The next day the prime minister receives a menacing letter that demands relief for the poor and unemployed--and that mentions Maisie by name. Maisie joins Scotland Yard in its investigation.

Smart Girls Think Twice by Cathie Linz
Catalog Number: T-N1833-90 In this sequel to Big Girls Don't Cry (BR 17720), sociologist Emma Riley returns to Rock Creek, Pennsylvania, to attend her sisters' weddings and to conduct research on her hometown's new popularity. When she attempts to interview extreme athlete Jake Slayter, a newcomer, sparks fly. Strong Language, mature content. Adult Reader.

Eve of the Emperor Penguin: Magic Tree House, Book #40 by Mary Pope Osborne
Catalog Number: T-N1832-80 The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie away to the super-cold continent of Antarctica, the home of penguins, to search for the fourth secret of happiness for Merlin. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #125558, BL 3.7, Pts. 2.0)

A Life in the Wild: George Schaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts by Pamela S. Turner
Catalog Number: T-N1834-00 Examines the background and fieldwork of wildlife conservationist George Schaller. Discusses his first Alaska expeditions and experiences observing gorillas in the Congo; studying tigers in India, lions in East Africa, and snow leopards in the Himalayas; and tracking pandas and surveying other endangered animals in China. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #126303, BL 7.2, Pts. 4.0)

When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie
Catalog Number:: T-N1834-50 Two planets, Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta, hurtle through space on a collision course with Earth. Scientist Cole Hendron secretly recruits fellow scientists to construct a powerful, Noah's ark-inspired spacecraft to evacuate a select few people before the inevitable cosmic disaster. Includes sequel After Worlds Collide.

Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
Catalog Number: T-N1850-00 Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, explains "social business" as enterprise created to serve the poor. Proposes using capitalism to tackle poverty, pollution, and inadequate health care and education in developing countries. Advocates access to global television and news services for impoverished populations.

Up At the College by Michele Andrea Bowen
Catalog Number: T-N1846-90 When forty-three-year-old Yvonne Fountain's husband tosses her and their daughters out, Yvonne trusts the Lord and returns to Durham, North Carolina, to teach at a black university. Yvonne acknowledges an attraction to former classmate and coach Curtis Parker, but she wants a God-fearing man and Curtis enjoys his bachelorhood.

Abigail Iris: The One and Only by Lisa Glatt
Catalog Number: T-N1830-60 Third-grader Abigail Iris wishes she were an only child like her three best friends Cynthia, Rebecca, and Genevieve. Instead, Abigail is one of four siblings in a family on a budget. But going on a hotel vacation with Genevieve turns out differently than Abigail expected. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #129515, BL 5.0, Pts. 3.0)

Danger in the Desert: True Adventures of a Dinosaur Hunter by Roger Cohen
Catalog Number: T-N1832-10 Traces the life and career of American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960), whose 1922 expedition discovered an enormous dinosaur fossil trove in the Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia's Gobi Desert. Recounts Andrews's death-defying escapes from dangerous animals, terrain, and people while on the pursuit of scientific artifacts. Grades 6-9.

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Catalog Number: T-N1837-60 Seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener is imprisoned for treason. While awaiting execution in his filthy prison cell, Helmuth looks back over his short life, recalling friendships, family, and his courageous endeavor to share the truth with other Germans about Hitler and the war. Junior and Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #121004, BL 4.9, Pts. 5.0)

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
Catalog Number: T-N1846-70 Exploring the frigid landscape of the Federal Wilderness Zone, paleoecologist Evan Marshall and his team come upon a strange animal encased in ice. Against the advice of Marshall's team, their sponsor plans to televise the creature's thawing. But then the beast disappears and people die. Violence. Adult reader.

The Pastor's Wife: The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family by Diane Fanning
Catalog Number: T-N1833-20 Examines the circumstances surrounding the murder of Tennessee pastor Matthew Winkler by his wife Mary. Details the trial, during which Mary's attorneys portrayed her as sexually and psychologically abused. Describes the ensuing dynamics between Mary, the couple's three young daughters, and members of the extended family. Some violence. Adult reader.

Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club, The Third Book of Their Adventures by Cynthia Rylant
Catalog Number: T-N1830-90 Annie wishes she had some friends to enjoy a dainty tea party with. Her cousin Henry helps her make a sign to start a club, and his idea works! Three short chapters. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #122336, BL 2.6, Pts. 0.5)

Three Presidents Died on the Fourth of July and Other Freaky Facts About the First 25 Presidents by Barbara Seuling
Catalog Number: T-N1831-90 Presents unusual facts about U.S. presidents, such as who gave the shortest inaugural speech, who had the first indoor plumbing at the White House, who was the last to have a beard, what Abraham Lincoln carried in his stovepipe hat, and much more. Uncontracted braille. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #116560, BL 5.7, Pts. 1.0)

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
Catalog Number: T-N1834-40 Best friends Chris Collins and Win Coggans bicycle from West Virginia to Washington State after high school graduation. When Win disappears near the end of the ride, Chris returns home without him. Win's wealthy father soon has the FBI on the case. Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #122857, BL 4.8, Pts. 9.0)

The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
Catalog Number: T-N1838-30 Formerly a fine arts student at Yale, Tod Hackett hopes for success in Hollywood as a set designer. Through his apartment neighbor, aspiring actress Faye Greener, Tod meets a cast of seedy characters and has a series of misadventures. Some strong language. Adult reader.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Catalog Number: T-N1835-20 The adventures of free-spirited Dean Moriarty, Sal Paradise, and their eclectic friends as they traverse North America by bus, car (both stolen and borrowed), and thumb on a wild, anarchic quest for identity and purpose. Classic autobiographical portrayal of the beat generation. Mature content and some strong language. Adult reader.

Just Grace Goes Green by Charise Mericle Harper:
Catalog Number: T-N1832-40 When Miss Lois teaches her class ways to "go green," Just Grace learns to recycle, conserve, and reuse things to save the Earth. But convincing her mother to cooperate is not easy. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #130420, BL 5.2, Pts. 3.0)

The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy:
Catalog Number: T-N1831-30 In 1972, twelve-year-old Joan regrets moving to California until she meets Sarah--a kindred spirit with whom Joan enjoys romping in the woods and making up stories. The girls are recruited for a summer writing class that changes their perspective about storytelling and themselves. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #117801, BL 4.1, Pts. 9.0)

Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers:
Catalog Number: T-N1831-40 Seventeen-year-old Lil J, a suspect in the shooting of an undercover cop, hides in an abandoned crack house. He encounters Kelly, a man who is watching clips of Lil J's life on television. Kelly urges Lil J to examine choices he's made. Some strong language. For senior high readers. *(AR Quiz #128140, BL 4.5, Pts. 5.0)

Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change by Stephan Faris:
Catalog Number: T-N1834-30 Journalist examines the ecological, social, and political effects of climate change as evidenced in worldwide events. Posits that global warming is responsible for third-world agricultural changes and subsequent land deterioration is a catalyst for regional conflicts. Also highlights environmental refugees, coastal insurance, diseases, and wine production.

Hairy Hezekiah by Dick King-Smith
Catalog Number: T-N1832-60 Looking for a friend, Hezekiah, a lonely camel, escapes from a zoo in England one night. He crashes through hedges and fences until some cows point him toward a safari park owned by a bushy-bearded gentleman, who figures out a way to help Hezekiah. Grades 2-4. *(AR QUIZ #118927, BL 5.1, Pts. 1.0)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Catalog Number: T-N1830-50 World War II. Nine-year-old Bruno is dismayed to leave his three best friends when his family moves from their Berlin home to a remote country house. He struggles to understand why he can't be friends with the boy behind the wire fence. Grades 6-9 and older readers. *(AR Quiz# 109203, BL 5.8, Pts. 7.0)

Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Catalog Number: T-N1834-20 Colonial India. Irish orphan Kimball O'Hara befriends a Tibetan Buddhist lama seeking spiritual redemption and joins him on a journey. Along the way, British Intelligence recruits Kim for secret-service activities. Kim attempts to reconcile the opposing cultures and obligations of the spirit and the state. Upper Grades, Fiction. *(AR QUIZ #103576, BL 7.7, Pts. 18.0)

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Catalog Number: T-N1833-50 Largely autobiographical novel portrays the Irish childhood, adolescence, and early manhood of Stephen Dedalus. Stephen's growing self-awareness as an artist forces him to reject the narrow world in which he has been brought up. Fiction.

While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
Catalog Number: T-N1838-20 When Molly Snow's older sister Robin, a self-centered marathoner and Olympic hopeful, falls into a coma during a run, Molly guilt-trips about working at the family's garden nursery instead of accompanying Robin that day. Confronting multiple problems--and a paternity secret--Molly helps her family cope with Robin's incapacity. Fiction.

Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House: The Second Book of Their Adventures by Cynthia Rylant
Catalog Number: T-N1830-80 Annie lives with her dad in a simple, plain house. But Annie likes pretty things. Her cousin Henry suggests moving the fancy lamps and chairs from his attic to Annie's house. And their parents agree! Three short chapters. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #120046, BL 2.5, Pts. 0.5)

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
Catalog Number: T-N1836-40 Kidnapped from New Orleans by the crew of a ship bound for Africa, thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job entails playing his fife during the exercise periods of the human cargo. Newbery Medal. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #82, BL 6.0, Pts. 6.0)

The Returning by Ann Tatlock
Catalog Number: T-N1832-00 Andrea Sheldon awaits her husband John's return from a five-year prison sentence for vehicular homicide. Their son with Down syndrome welcomes John, who is now religious, but their two daughters reject him. Over the summer, the family members adjust to new roles amid personal turmoil. Fiction.

The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama by Gwen Ifill
Catalog Number: T-N1833-30 Editor and television pundit profiles the post-civil-rights generation of African American male politicians. Analyzes a trend in black politicians' abilities to successfully attract white support in local and state elections and Barack Obama's campaign for presidency. discusses race-gender clashes, legacy politics, and up-and-coming elected officials.

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Catalog Number: T-N1846-80 Onetime chums Addie and Valerie reconnect after Valerie vengefully strikes a former classmate with her car at their fifteen-year high school reunion. Addie, once fat and bullied, and Valerie, a television weather girl, run from the police together. Strong language and mature content. Adult Fiction.

Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Birthday: The First Book of Their Adventures by Cynthia Rylant
Catalog Number: T-N1830-70 Annie invites her cousin Henry, his family, and his big dog Mudge to dress up and celebrate Annie's birthday at her house with her father and her pet rabbit Snowball. But Annie and Henry have different ideas about the meaning of dress-up. Three short chapters. Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #113365, BL 3.0, Pts. 0.5)

Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry
Catalog Number: T-N1832-30 Eleven-year-old Ignatius Alderman, called "Brother", promises to keep his family's Oregon ranch just as it is until his father returns from the war in Iraq. Brother's Quaker grandparents and his own Catholic faith help him face new challenges, like a wildfire that threatens the ranch. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz # 128015, BL 5.2, Pts. 5.0)

Sweetwater Gap by Denise Hunter
Catalog Number: T-N1831-20 Josie Mitchell is summoned home to North Carolina to help run her family's apple orchard. Josie embraces old friends and family and, despite her guilty memories and illness, falls in love with orchard manager Grady Mackenzie. When a crisis occurs, Josie opens her heart to God. Adult Reader.

Clean Cut: An Ann Travis Mystery by Lynda La Plante
Catalog Number: T-N1831-50 As Anna Travis begins questioning her live-in relationship with sloppy, selfish Detective Chief Inspector Langton, he is badly injured. While Langton recovers enough to track his assailant, Travis works a connected case and, still worried about Langton, secretly tries to do some of his legwork. Violence and strong language - Adult Reader - Fiction.

Panini Express: Seventy Delicious Recipes, Hot off the Press by Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman
Catalog Number: T-N1831-60 Tips and recipes for perfectly grilled sandwiches. Instructions for baking your own bread and preparing mayonnaises, pestos, and other sandwich enhancers. Recipes suggest store-bought or homemade breads appropriate to a variety of toppings from a range of international cuisines: French, German, Italian, Mexican, and Middle Eastern. Bremen Town Musicians and Other Animal Tales from Grimm by Doris Orgel
Catalog Number: T-N1589-40 Six tales of wit and wisdom, some familiar and some less so, are delightfully retold in language that mixes modern sensibilities with once-upon-a-time flair. Lower Grades *(AR Quiz # 84982, BL 4.4, Pts. 1.0)

Tell Me Some More by Crosby Newell Bonsall
Catalog Number: T-N1284-40 When Andrew tells Tim there is a place where he can carry an elephant under his arm, hold a camel in his hand, and be taller than a tree, Tim wants to know where this wonderful place is. Grades K-3.

Winning Chess Openings by Bill Robertie
Catalog Number: T-N1386-90 Explains the twenty-five essential chess openings from the standard King's Pawn to the counterattacking half-open defenses. Discusses each approach and the thought processes involved from "both white's and black's perspectives, and the possibilities of moves and their strengths (and weaknesses) fully played out."

Bald Eagle Returning Wildlife by John E. Becker
Catalog Number: T-N1563-90 Discusses the near extinction, return, and future of bald eagles.

Good Enough by Paula Yoo
Catalog Number: T-N1774-90 High school senior Patti Yoon is busy living up to her Korean parents' expectations for her to attend an Ivy League college when she befriends transfer student Ben Wheeler. Ben encourages her to apply to Juilliard and pursue her own interests. Fiction, Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #121142, BL 5.1, Pts. 7.0)

The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance and the Cutting-Edge Science that Promises Hope by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Catalog Number: T-N1771-00 Journalist analyzes the growing prevalence of autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Posits that the environment--full of industrial chemicals, heavy metals, and toxins--has accelerated such illnesses. Reports patients' first-person accounts, evidence of cluster epidemics, and relevant medical research. Non-Fiction.

My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams by John Adams
Catalog Number: T-N1771-30 The editors selected 289 entries from the voluminous correspondence between the man who became the second president and Abigail--his wife, advisor, and friend. The couple, who endured many separations until John's presidency ended in 1801, began writing in 1762 and discussed the war, John's political career, and their family. Non-Fiction.

Easier to Kill: A Tamara Hayle Mystery by Valerie Wilson Wesley
Catalog Number: T-N1774-70 Radio star Mandy Magic hires private investigator Tamara Hayle to look into the murder of Mandy's stylist, who was also her second cousin. Vandalism and an anonymous note that reads "movin' on up" may be ominous clues that Mandy is also a target. Some violence and some strong language. Fiction.

The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones
Catalog Number: T-N1775-40 Memoir of longtime food editor at Knopf. Jones reminisces about her childhood in New York City and in Vermont and her post-World War II cooking adventures in Paris. Describes her work with chefs Julia Child and James Beard and her efforts to introduce Americans to international cuisine. Includes recipes. Biography/Cookbook.

Teen, Inc. by Stefan Petrucha
Catalog Number: T-N1774-50 Fourteen-year-old Jaiden Beale, who is being raised by the corporation responsible for his parents' deaths, is allowed to attend public school for the first time. After learning that the company is polluting the local water supply, Jaiden and his friends investigate. Fiction, Junior and Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #117804, BL 6.5, Pts. 8.0)

Joan: The Mysterious Life Of the Heretic Who Became a Saint by Donald Spoto
Catalog Number: T-N1756-60 Theologian presents an account of the life of Joan of Arc (c. 1412-1431), accused heretic and canonized saint. Quoting from translated trial records, the author examines Joan's actions, words, and faith in the context of fifteenth-century France. Posits Joan's relevance as a "prophetic witness" for the twenty-first century. Biography.

Endless Things: A Part of Egypt by John Crowley
Catalog Number: T-N1774-30 Pierce Moffett goes to Europe to search for the mythical realm of Egypt. Guided by the writings of late novelist Fellowes Kraft, Pierce finds traces of the mysteries of Egypt interwoven into the histories of philosopher-martyr Giordano Bruno and others. Sequel to Daemonomania. Fantasy Fiction.

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
Catalog Number: T-N1771-80 Chicago, 1940s. Kitty and Louise Heaney see their boyfriends off to fight in World War II, while their younger sister Tish has fun dancing and flirting at USO events. Letters to and from loved ones reveal events at home and on the battlefront. Mature content and some strong language. Fiction, Adult readers.

White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz
Catalog Number: T-N1775-20 Clare Lancaster, a psychic, meets her biological father and begins working for his family's company. Suspected of killing her brother-in-law, Clare searches for the truth while she falls for Jake Salter, a mind reader from the Arcane Society. Some mature content, violence, and strong language. Fiction, Adult readers.

The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose by Mary Hooper
Catalog Number: T-N1757-10 London, 1670. Homeless fifteen-year-old Eliza is arrested for stealing food. Bailed out by bawdy-house owner Ma Gwyn, Eliza is helped by Ma's daughter Nell, who becomes the mistress of King Charles. Eliza's fortune improves, and she eventually finds her birth mother. Fiction, Senior High and older readers. *(AR Quiz #11939, BL 6.5, Pts. 14.0)

The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America by Beth S. Wenger
Catalog Number: T-N1773-70 Companion piece to a 2008 PBS television series uses first-person accounts to examine the history, social integration, ethnic relations, and cultural assimilation of Jews in America from 1654 to 2008. Profiles individuals such as Abraham Kohn, a 1840s peddler who voiced the initial disappointment felt by many Jewish immigrants.

Wolf: Legend, Enemy, Icon by Rebecca L. Grambo
Catalog Number: T-N1775-10 Explores the evolution of the wolf-human relationship. Covers early civilizations' reverence of the wolf, the wolf as a symbol of evil in the Middle Ages, and its near extinction in modern times. Describes the wolf's life cycle and its predatory nature, which incites both fear and admiration in humans.

Happy for No Reason: Seven Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff
Catalog Number: T-N1774-60 Author presents a holistic approach to finding lasting happiness. Describes a seven-step program corresponding to personal power, mind, heart, body, soul, purpose, and relationships--as well as twenty-one associated "happiness habits" and exercises. Includes inspirational accounts and tips on applying principles to daily life. Foreword by Jack Canfield.

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff
Catalog Number: T-N1775-50 New York Times jazz critic analyzes the performance style of saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967), from his 1946 recordings as a navy bandsman and 1950s improvisational experimentation to his 1961 breakthrough song, My Favorite Things. Discusses Coltrane's openness to other cultures and influence on other musicians. Biography, Strong Language, Adult Reader.

Race: A History Beyond Black and White by Marc Aronson
Catalog Number: T-N1756-00 Focuses on the history of race and racism in the West from Greek civilization to modern times. Discusses prejudice, slavery, religion, and the complex social problems that arise from judging people by their skin color or beliefs. Nonfiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #119444, BL 8.8, Pts. 11.00)

My Maggie by Richard King
Catalog Number: T-N1772-30 Chicago sportscaster's tribute to Maggie, his wife of thirty-two years. He recalls her fears, courage, and ultimate zest for living while battling childhood hearing loss, progressive blindness, melanoma, breast cancer, and the ovarian cancer that killed her at age fifty-three. Biography.

On Kingdom Mountain by Frank Howard Mosher
Catalog Number: T-N1775-30 Vermont, 1930. Bookwoman and bird carver, Miss Jane Hubbell Kinneson disputes the township's proposed highway through her property on Kingdom Mountain. Momentous changes occur during her fiftieth year after she offers refuge to aviator Henry Satterfield when his biplane crashes. Fiction.

Land of the Blind by Jess Walter
Catalog Number: T-N1774-40 Burned-out Spokane police detective Caroline Mabry is puzzled by the man in her interview room. Attorney and failed politician Clark Mason insists he's responsible for a murder, but his statement is taking him hours to write, and it starts with his childhood. Strong language and some mature subject matter. Fiction, Adult Reader.

A Daring Passion by Rosemary Rogers
Catalog Number: T-N1774-80 Raine Wimbourne masquerades as the Knave of Knightsbridge, champion of the poor, to dupe authorities and protect her father--the real knave. Philippe Gautier kidnaps Raine, intending to make her his mistress and use her to thwart enemies, but love complicates his plans. Adult Reader. Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson
Catalog Number: T-N1775-00 This prequel to Anne of Green Gables portrays Anne's childhood before her eleventh birthday. Anne's parents died in an epidemic when she was a baby, leading her to have many adventures at foster homes, orphanages, and school. Fiction, Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #127483, BL 5.4, Pts. 20.0)

In Search of Wagner by Theodor Adorno
Catalog Number: T-N1756-30 A German philosopher examines the influence of Richard Wagner's music on Nazi culture. Provides musicological analyses of Wagner's scores and production techniques. Also reflects on Wagner's social character and ideological impulses. Translated in 1981 by Rodney Livingstone.

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust
Catalog Number: T-N1770-80 President of Harvard University interprets the significance of the U.S. Civil War's death toll. States that two percent of the country's population was killed and many died without proper burials. Analyzes the way those losses transformed American society, culture, and politics through the experience of shared suffering. Violence.

Afterlands by Steve Heighton
Catalog Number: T-N1773-90 When members of the Polaris expedition become stranded on an ice floe off the coast of Greenland in 1872, Lieutenant Tyson takes charge. Initially well supplied, the crew waits for the ship's return and then, for any ship. Morale suffers and discipline erodes as chances for survival dwindle. Fiction.

Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard
Catalog Number: T-N1773-80 Award-winning journalist examines the Golden Age of Piracy (1715-1725), when outlaws, defected sailors, privateers, and runaway slaves forged a republic in the Bahamas. Chronicles the lives of pirates Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch, and Charles Vane. Discusses British war hero Woodes Rogers's defeat of the pirate alliance.

Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Magic Tree House, Book #39 by Mary Pope Osborne
Catalog Number: T-N1774-10 Jack and his sister Annie travel back in time to the 1870s and meet sailors and scientists aboard the HMS Challenger--the first ship dedicated to scientific exploration. While learning about mysterious ocean creatures, Jack and Annie discover another of the four secrets of happiness. Fiction, Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #121639, BL 3.8, Pts. 2.0)

On Top of Spaghetti...Macaroni, Linguine, Penne, and Pasta of Every Kind by Johanne Killeen, and George Germon
Catalog Number: T-N1771-10 Award-winning chefs present dozens of recipes for pasta dishes using fresh ingredients such as vegetables, legumes, herbs, tomatoes, seafood, poultry, meat, rabbit, eggs, and cheese. Includes sections on baked ziti and shells, lasagna, and fresh pasta. Gives tips on gauging portion size and knowing when noodles are properly cooked.

The Bible: A Biography by Karen Armstrong
Catalog Number: T-N1755-30 Religious historian examines the transformation of the Bible's two testaments from oral history to written scripture. Explains changes in biblical interpretation by Christian and Jewish religious leaders and discusses the challenges to the Bible's accuracy in the scientific age.

The Thin Woman: An Epicurean Mystery; Ellie Haskell Mystery by Dorothy Cannell
Catalog Number: T-N1774-20 Ellie Simons, beautiful but overweight, hires escort Bentley Haskell to pose as her fiancé on a visit to her uncle Merlin's imposing estate. Ellie encounters unexpected romance and a treasure hunt when Merlin suddenly passes away, leaving his fortune to her and Bentley--provided that she shed sixty pounds. Fiction.

Loveseekers by Dorothy Garlock
Catalog Number: T-N1774-00 In Sing Softly to Me Beth returns to Wyoming when she learns that her sister Sarah has multiple sclerosis--even though Sarah's brother-in-law broke Beth's heart. In Gentle Torment Lindy's estranged husband follows her to Alaska to win her back. Some mature content and strong language. Fiction, Adult.

Live from the Fifth Grade by Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna
Catalog Number: T-N1017-30 Roger Friday is the class clown at Sacred Heart Elementary School, and the target of most of his jokes is classmate Marsha Cessano, because she's so easy to tease. But having a sense of humor can be a curse, and a dead-snake prank lands Roger in after-school detention helping the kindly janitor. When the school laser printer is stolen, Marsha volunteers to help Roger find the thief to clear the janitor's name. Fiction, Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #11475, BL 4.0, Pts 3.0)

Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen
Catalog Number: T-N1211-70 Thirteen-year-old Brian was rescued from the Canadian wilderness at the end of summer in The Hatchet. But what if, instead, he had faced the harsh winter in the woods? This survival story pits the stranded young outdoorsman against the cold, loneliness, and worst of nature. Fiction, Grades 6-9 (and older readers). *(AR Quiz #11704, BL 5.9, Pts. 5.0)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Catalog Number: T-N8851-00 Lennie, strong but feeble-minded, and George, his responsible friend, are two itinerant laborers during the depression who dream of owning their own farm. Their hopes are shattered when Lennie accidentally kills the boss's daughter-in-law. Strong language. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #8665, BL 4.5, Pts. 4.0)

You Can Do the Math: Overcome Your Math Phobia and Make Better Financial Decisions by Ronald L. Lipsman
Catalog Number: T-N1628-30 Professor offers an introduction to the mathematics of personal finance. Covers buying or leasing a car, owning or renting a home, insurance, credit cards, college and retirement funds, taxes and inflation, stock market investments, compound interest, and more. Companion web site link gives calculations. 2004.

The Education of Laura Bridgman: First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language by Ernest Freebert
Catalog Number: T-N1335-40 Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. Biography.

Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
Catalog Number: T-N1499-00 An easy-to-read story about a magical dog who joins the circus because the zoo won't have him. Fiction, Preschool - Grade 2. *(AR Quiz #130449, BL 1.4, Pts. 0.5)

Footprints on the Moon by Alexandra Siy
Catalog Number: T-N1374-50 An overview of mankind's study and exploration of the Moon, from the building of Stonehenge in England to astronauts walking on the Moon's surface. Covers the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States. Nonfiction, Middle Grades. *(AR Quiz #46306, BL 6.3, Pts. 0.5)

Run If You Dare by Randy Powell
Catalog Number: T-N1564-10 Fourteen-year-old Gardner is shocked to discover that his beloved but recently unemployed father considers himself a failure and may leave the family. Gardner seeks direction in his own life by joining the track team and renewing his friendship with an old girlfriend. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #48141, BL 4.6, Pts. 6.0)

Devil's Teeth: a True Story of Obsession and Survival among America's Great White Sharks by Susan Casey
Catalog Number: T-N1756-70 Account of the author's journey to the Farallon Islands, twenty-seven miles from San Francisco, a renowned refuge of great white sharks. Casey, an editor, relates joining scientists Peter Pyle and Scot Anderson as they study the predators in their natural habitat. She describes shark attacks and the archipelago's beauty. Some strong language.

Color of the Sea by John Hamamura
Catalog Number: T-N1715-30 Hawaiian Isamu "Sam" Hamada, a descendant of a samurai, falls in love with Keiko after moving to California to help his remaining family in Hiroshima. Both are caught between cultures when World War II breaks out. Fiction, Adult: mature content, some violence, and some strong language.

Bully Trouble by Joanna Cole
Catalog Number: T-N1348-60 Eddie, the neighborhood bully, picks on best friends Arlo and Robby, stealing their food whenever he can. But Arlo and Robby come up with a red-hot plan to make him stop. Fiction, Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #7360, BL 2.0, Pts. 0.5)

Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
Catalog Number: T-N1755-60 After fifteen-year-old Liz loses her grandmother, Liz's mother joins a spiritualist church to communicate with the dead and alienates her atheist husband. New neighbors sixteen-year-old Nathan and his younger sister live with their grandmother while their mother is dying. Liz and Nathan console each other. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #107317, BL 4.5, Pts. 10.0)

The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan
Catalog Number: T-N1756-90 Three first-generation American women struggle to reconcile traditional Indian ways with Western life. As divorced doctor Kiran considers an arranged marriage, artist Rani loses her passion, and married Preity confronts past heartache, they draw upon the strength and wisdom of their mothers, affectionately dubbed the Hindi-Bindi Club. Includes recipes. Fiction.

Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir by Carolyn Jourdan
Catalog Number: T-N1756-50 When her seventy-two-year-old mother had a heart attack, U.S. Senate counsel Jourdan took leave to man the receptionist's desk in her father's rural Tennessee doctor's office. She describes those days that turned into a year, and the lessons in humanity she learned during that time. Strong language. Biography, Adult.

Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
Catalog Number: T-N1770-70 London. After twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up with amnesia, she can't remember the past three years of her life. Lexi learns that she's now a gorgeous but cut-throat businesswoman with a priggish millionaire husband and a secret lover. Strong language. Fiction, Adult.

The Three Bears by Paul Galdone
Catalog Number: T-N1375-30 A little girl named Goldilocks visits the house of the three bears while they are away and causes mischief. She even falls asleep in the Little Wee Bear's bed. And then the bears come home. Fiction, Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #32037, BL 3.6, Pts. 0.5)

Superfudge by Judy Blume
Catalog Number: T-N1148-80 Not only does Peter's brother Fudge grow more troublesome with age, but Peter's parents make things worse by producing a baby girl. After Fudge tries unsuccessfully to sell the baby or give her away, he plasters her with trading stamps in hopes of exchanging her for something good. Fiction, Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz# 443, BL 3.4, Pts. 4.0)

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Two Spies by Donald J. Sobol
Catalog Number: T-N1039-10 The young sneaker-clad super sleuth saves the day again in a collection of ten short mysteries that invite readers to puzzle out the solutions before consulting the answers in the back of the book. Fiction, Middle Grades. *(AR Quiz# 36379, BL 4.4 Pts. 1.0)

Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky
Catalog Number: T-N1690-70 After interior designer Dana Clarke and her husband, Hugh, a lawyer from a prominent New England dynasty, have a baby girl with African American features, Dana searches for the father she never knew. The white couple uncovers long-held family secrets and prejudice. Some strong language. Fiction, Adult.

Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Catalog Number: T-N1755-40 Retired English professor's memoir of her childhood in 1930s rural Iowa, a time Kalish describes as "quite a romp." Recalls years of deprivation and hard work mitigated by simple rewards. Discusses daily life and the influence of religion and literature, and describes family members whose lessons shaped her upbringing. Biography.

Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
Catalog Number: T-N1771-50 Hawaii, 1975. A Boy Scout campout on a remote beach goes terrifyingly wrong when an earthquake hits in the night. The boys and their leaders are separated during the resulting tsunami. But eighth-grader Dylan finds an unexpected ally as he and fifteen-year-old Louie rescue the group. Fiction, Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #116706, BL 3.5, Pts. 5.0)

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
Catalog Number: T-N1756-40 Seventeen-year-old Clio resents having to spend the summer with her divorced dad, who is searching for sunken treasure near Italy--especially when her father's archaeologist girlfriend is along. But Clio meets a cute Yale student and has a chance to dive for artifacts. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz# 115824, BL 4.4, Pts., 12.0)

Midstream: My Later Life by Helen Keller
Catalog Number: T-N1730-10 In this continuation of her autobiography, the famous deaf-blind woman chronicles her life since her sophomore year at Radcliffe College. Sequel to The Story of My Life. Biography.

The Spring Cleaning Murders by Dorothy Cannell
Catalog Number: T-N1772-50 Ellie Haskell, housewife extraordinaire, seeks a new maid after her beloved Roxie quits. But when Gertrude Large, a member of Roxie's local charwomen's association, is murdered, Ellie turns to sleuthing. Aided by her husband and various cleaning products, Ellie tackles Gertrude's former clients to tidy up--and snoop around--their homes. Fiction.

Freedom by Marc Maurer
Catalog Number: T-N1770-90 Eight individuals share their experiences with blindness. In the title memoir, Maurer reflects that "blindness must be confronted in unconventional ways if progress in surmounting its disadvantages is to be made." In "Mom, What Does Blind Mean?" Pauletta Feldman answers her nonsighted son's questions. Biographies.

Runaround by Helen Hemphill
Catalog Number: T-N1755-90 Although an avid reader of romance magazines, eleven-year-old Sassy is unsure how to attract a handsome neighborhood teen to be her first boyfriend. Then she discovers that her pretty older sister Lula has been flirting with him, too. Uncontracted braille. Fiction, Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #113308, BL 3.8, Pts. 4.0)

Who Was First? Discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman
Catalog Number: T-N1755-70 This book examines the evidence that indicates others may have traveled to the Americas before Columbus in 1492, including Viking ruins, Mayan stonework, and other mysterious objects found in New England that date before Columbus. Nonfiction, Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #118045, BL 8.6, Pts. 3.0)

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert
Catalog Number: T-N1729-70 New Yorker staff writer addresses global warming in this examination of climate change. Kolbert recounts her visits to northern latitudes to document effects of greenhouse gases on land and people. Discusses the interplay of science and politics and details actions taken by organizations and individuals to avert a crisis. Nonfiction.

Murder on K Street: A Capital Crimes Novel by Margaret Truman
Catalog Number: T-N1755-80 U.S. senator Lyle Simmons discovers his wife Jeannette murdered in their Washington, D.C., mansion. Retired assistant U.S. attorney Phil Rotondi, who once dated Jeannette and who has been Lyle's friend since college, helps him. As police investigate the politician's dealings, additional deaths occur. Some violence and strong language. Fiction, Adult.

Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Catalog Number: T-N1756-20 England, 1135. Lady Abrielle marries the lecherous Desmond de Marlé to save her family from poverty and disgrace after King Henry denies her stepfather a title and lands. But Abrielle is in love with Scottish Raven Seabern and hopes for a miracle. Fiction, Adult.

Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements
Catalog Number: T-N1713-60 Seventeen-year-old violin prodigy Gwen lives with her ailing grandfather in Manhattan while attending a music academy on a scholarship. As Gwen prepares to audition for a prestigious college, her grandfather disappears. Fellow musician Robert--Bobby, from Things Not Seen--provides help and friendship. Fiction, Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #109163, BL 4.7, Pts. 6.0)

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
Catalog Number: T-N1694-40 As twenty-year-old Gabriel lies in bed dying, he recalls events shared with his two companions, his dog Surrender and the volatile Finnigan. Gabriel reflects on the death of his mentally challenged brother Vernon and the arson attacks in his hometown. Some violence. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #106100, BL 4.9, Pts. 8.0)

The Hopes of Snakes: And Other Tales from the Urban Landscape by Lisa Couturier
Catalog Number: T-N1691-70 Celebrates the adaptation of heron, egret, Canada goose, coyote, peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawk, vulture, and crow to the urban landscapes of Washington, D.C., and New York City. In the title piece, the author reflects upon the non-venomous black rat snake before rescuing a six-foot-long one from a human crowd. Nonfiction, Upper Grades. *(AR #102564, BL 8.0, Pts. 10.0)

American Medical Association Guide to Living with Diabetes: Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes by American Medical Association
Catalog Number: T-N1692-20 Lifestyle guidelines for people with Type 2 diabetes including diet, exercise, and personal care. Covers diagnosis, treatment, medication, alternative therapies, children, pregnancy, and complications.

Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
Catalog Number: T-N1734-00 FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, from Dance of Death, languishes in prison for murders committed by his psychotic brother, Diogenes. Meanwhile, New York's natural history museum unseals an Egyptian tomb, precipitating more killings. Aloysius escapes to confront his brother in a deadly showdown. Strong language and some violence. Adult Readers.

Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz
Catalog Number: T-N1754-70 Explains American Charles Dent's efforts to complete the unrealized dream of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) to cast a twenty-four-foot statue of a horse in bronze. Discusses the difficulties Leonardo faced five hundred years ago and Dent's use of modern casting and reinforcing techniques. Nonfiction, Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #54098, BL 4.6, Pts. 0.5)

Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Catalog Number: T-N1658-30 A chance encounter between two families, the Donaldsons and the Iranian-born Yasdans, at the Baltimore airport prompts an examination about what it means to be an American. The American Donaldsons and the Iranian American Yazdans--meet at the airport when their adopted daughters arrive from Korea. Yazdan matriarch Maryam, who emigrated from Iran, feels increasingly alienated as she observes the younger generations' interactions during their annual arrival-day anniversaries. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #107849, BL 5.8, Pts. 13.0)

Make It Now, Bake It Later! by Ann and Scott Goodfellow
Catalog Number: T-N1662-50 Updated version of a 1958 cookbook - offers old favorites and new dishes adapted for modern tastes. Recipes list ingredients needed at the outset and those needed to finish the dish later, ways to store the unfinished dish, and final steps before serving. Includes appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.

Tigers in Red Weather: A Quest for the Last Wild Tigers by Ruth Padel
Catalog Number: T-N1714-30 British poet describes the plight of tigers as she travels to their habitats in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Russia, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. Padel discusses tiger lore and history, the work of scientists and conservators in the field, and the reasons for the near extinction of tigers.

The Book of the Dead: A Pendergast Mystery by Douglas J. Preston
Catalog Number: T-N1665-20 FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, from Dance of Death, languishes in prison for murders committed by his psychotic brother, Diogenes. Meanwhile, New York's natural history museum unseals an Egyptian tomb, precipitating more killings. Aloysius escapes to confront his brother in a deadly showdown. Strong language and some violence. Adult Readers.

The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
Catalog Number: T-N1694-80 Yonwood, North Carolina. Eleven-year-old Nickie figures out how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of their neighbor, Althea Tower. Prequel to City of Ember and People of Sparks. Fantasy Fiction, Middle Grades. *(AR Quiz #106652, BL 4.9, Pts. 9.0)

Girl, Going on 17, Pants on Fire by Sue Limb
Catalog Number: T-N1691-90 Following a fabulous summer in Girl, (nearly) 16, Absolute Torture, Fred dumps Jess the day before school starts. Jess renews her friendship with football player Ben and is harassed by a new teacher and embarrassed by her mother dating a younger man. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #108129, BL 5.2, Pts. 9.0)

A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry
Catalog Number: T-N1646-40 Cantankerous Grandmama from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series solves a mystery of her own after a visiting relative is murdered during the holidays. The family's indifference to the death raises Grandmama's suspicions. Along the way she uncovers secrets and discovers the meaning of Christmas. Fiction.

Chocolate Chocolate by Lisa Yockelson
Catalog Number: T-N1691-50 More than two hundred recipes from the author of Baking by Flavor, focusing on chocolate in all its many forms. Includes a glossary of chocolate terms, an extensive list of brands and forms of chocolate, and recipes for cakes, bread, scones, cookies, brownies, truffles, and more.

Angel of Harlem by Kuwana Haulsey
Catalog Number: T-N1714-00 Fictionalized account of Dr. May Edward Chinn, New York City's first African American female physician. Portrays Chinn's life from the early 1900s through the 1930s as she struggles to pursue her career in spite of racism and personal anguish. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Fiction, Adult Readers.

Bully Trouble by Joanna Cole
Catalog Number: T-N1348-60 Eddie, the neighborhood bully, picks on best friends Arlo and Robby, stealing their food whenever he can. But Arlo and Robby come up with a red-hot plan to make him stop. Fiction, Grades K-3. *(AR Quiz #7360, BL 2.0, Pts. .05)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Catalog Number: T-N8851-00 Lennie, strong but feeble-minded, and George, his responsible friend, are two itinerant laborers during the depression who dream of owning their own farm. Their hopes are shattered when Lennie accidentally kills the boss's daughter-in-law. Strong language. Fiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #8665, BL 4.5, Pts. 4.0)

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans by Thomas Brothers
Catalog Number: T-N1661-90 Music professor explores the city of jazz musician Louis Armstrong's youth, early-twentieth-century New Orleans, which he describes as divided by caste and color even among African Americans. Analyzes the way church music blended with blues and ragtime to create a unique sound. Recounts the influence of Jim Crow laws. Biography.

More than a Dream: Return to Red River, Book 3 by Lauraine Snelling
Catalog Number: T-N1674-50 Thorliff Bjorklund, an aspiring journalist attending college in Minnesota, begins thinking of future doctor Elizabeth Rogers as more than a friend. But when tragedy strikes his family in North Dakota, Thorliff returns home to help. Meanwhile, Elizabeth works in a Chicago hospital. Fiction, Senior High and older readers.

Unearthing the Dragon: The Great Feathered Dinosaur Discovery by Mark Norell
Catalog Number: T-N1668-20 Paleontology curator at the American Museum of Natural History discusses how the discovery of feathered dinosaur fossils in China blurred the modern distinction between reptiles and birds. Recounts his travels and explores the discovery's impact on popular culture and scientific understanding of avian flight, prehistoric ecosystems, and evolution.

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
Catalog Number: T-N1658-40 A columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer reminisces about the untrainable Labrador retriever that he and his wife acquired as Florida newlyweds. Recalls Marley's hilarious escapades and his capacity for love as the Grogans become the parents of three kids. Bestseller. Nonfiction, Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #106771, BL 6.9, Pts. 15.0)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Catalog Number: T-N1187-90 On Harry Potter's eleventh birthday, he learns that he is more than an unwanted orphan. The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry recruits him because he has inherent magical abilities. As he purchases supplies--robes, wand, and messenger owl--Harry looks forward to attending his new boarding school. Bestseller, Fiction, Middle Grades. *(AR Quiz #26759, BL 5.5, Pts. 12.0)

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Heather Wells
Catalog Number: T-N1694-90 To keep her Greenwich Village flat, former pop idol Heather Wells balances two jobs: working for her PI housemate Cooper Cartwright (her secret crush) and serving as an assistant college dorm director. When a female freshman dies suspiciously, Heather undertakes another vocation--spunky girl detective. Some strong language, Fiction/Mystery, Upper Grades. *(AR #103838, BL 5.4, Pts. 14.0)

Two of a Kind by Nora Roberts
Catalog Number: T-N1627-10 Two tales of summer love. In "Impulse" ever-practical CPA Rebecca Malone sells everything she owns and heads to Greece to see what life has to offer. In "The Best Mistake" a single mother takes in a male tenant, perhaps the best mistake she ever made. Explicit romantic descriptions, Fiction, Adult.

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
Catalog Number: T-N1659-10 The patriotic writer and essayist of the American and French revolutions sets forth his beliefs on religion's place in society. He affirms the need for rationalism in religion, attacks national religious institutions, and points out biblical inconsistencies and fallacies. First published in 1795.

Vox: The Edge Chronicles, Book 6 by Paul Stewart
Catalog Number: T-N1656-50 Rook Barkwater, the young librarian knight, attempts to stop Vox Verlix, the Most High Academe of Sanctaphrax, as he plots to take over Edgeworld once again. Sequel to The Last of the Sky Pirates. Fantasy Fiction, Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #102148, BL 6.3, Pts. 13.0)

Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon
Catalog Number: T-N1669-10 Teenaged Antonio, jailed for his father's murder, corresponds with his girlfriend Natasha in Harlem. Over the years Natasha attends college, Antonio adjusts to prison life, their feelings inevitably change--and the truth about the killing comes out. Alex Award. Strong language and some violence. Fiction, Senior High and older readers. *(AR Quiz #102565, BL 5.2, Pts. 10.0)

The Wizard of Sun City by Garry Jenkins
Catalog Number: T-N1656-10 Biography of Charles Hatfield (1875-1958), part con man, part scientist, and self-proclaimed rainmaker. Focuses on the deal Hatfield made with San Diego councilmen to conjure enough rain to fill the city's reservoir. Describes the subsequent January 1916 flood, the city's worst ever, that led to accusations against Hatfield. Biography.

Two Days after the Wedding: Ladies of Covington by Joan A. Medlicott
Catalog Number: T-N1672-70 The women of Covington have doubts about their relationships. Grace's friend Bob moves next door, while Max presses Hannah to set a wedding date. Meanwhile, Amelia takes her photographs to New York for an exhibit. The ladies finally learn to trust their emotions and enjoy life. Fiction.

Looking for Peyton Place by Barbara Delinsky
Catalog Number: T-N1662-10 Thirty-three-year old novelist Annie Barnes returns to her hometown in New Hampshire after her mother mysteriously dies. The locals fear that Annie will denigrate their town, which was the basis for Peyton Place. Instead Annie discovers environmental pollution and falls in love. Fiction.

A True and Faithful Narrative by Katherine Sturtevant
Catalog Number: T-N1713-90 London, 1680s. Wooed by her friend's brother Edward, sixteen-year-old Meg, the writer heroine of At the Sign of the Star, jokingly suggests he get himself captured by pirates. But she is chagrined when Edward is indeed taken prisoner and enslaved en route to Italy. Fiction, Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #104747, BL 5.9, Pts. 10.0)

Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter by Nancy Springer
Catalog Number: T-N1668-30 Rowan Hood learns who murdered her mother, Celandine, and hunts for the killers with her outlaw band. When Rowan loses her gift for healing on the path of revenge, she must decide the kind of person she wants to be. Sequel to Wild Boy. Fiction, Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #89146, BL 5.6, Pts. 5.0)

Million Dollar Dilemma by Judy Baer
Catalog Number: T-N1634-50 Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twenty-eight-year-old preacher's daughter Cassia Carr inadvertently participates in an office lottery pool and wins twenty million dollars. When Cassia decides to donate her ill-gotten wealth, her neighbor Adam Cavanaugh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and lapsed Christian, tries to convince her to contribute the money to impoverished Africans. Fiction.

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
Catalog Number: T-N1692-80 National Book Award-winner studies two generations of Pilgrims, from the original 102 passengers who arrived in 1620 to the handful of survivors of the 1675 King Philip's War. Describes the initial storm-tossed voyage, starvation and disease in the wilderness, and the help--and duplicity--of the natives. Some violence. Non-Fiction-History.

Modigliani: A Life by Jeffrey Meyers
Catalog Number: T-N1662-00 Biography of Italian Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), who settled in Paris in 1906. Highlights his friendships with other artists including Pablo Picasso and poet Max Jacob, his many love affairs, the bohemian lifestyle that led to his early death, and his posthumous significance in the art world. Biography.

Wild Boy: A Tale of Rowan Hood by Nancy Springer
Catalog Number: T-N1657-30 Since his father died, Rook has run wild as a wolf and joined Rowan Hood's forest band. Rook blames the sheriff of Nottingham for the death and now sees a chance for revenge against the sheriff's son. Sequel to Outlaw Princess of Sherwood. Fiction, Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #78963, BL 5.1, Pts. 3.0)

Beating Heart: A Ghost Story by A.M. Jenkins
Catalog Number: T-N1658-70 After his parents' divorce, seventeen-year-old Evan moves with his mother and young sister into an old house that is haunted by the spirit of a nineteenth-century teenage girl named Cora. Evan soon has intimate dreams of Cora that threaten his real-life romance. Fiction, Senior High. *(AR Quiz #105398, BL 4.6, Pts. 3.0)

Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
Catalog Number: T-N1656-20 Egypt, 1922. As archaeologist Amelia Emerson watches her rivals dig for King Tutankhamon's tomb, villains lure her husband, Radcliffe, and son, Ramses, into a trap. The attack coincides with the arrival of Radcliffe's half brother, Sethos, an antiquities thief-turned-British intelligence agent, who conceals a document that may endanger everyone. Fiction.

Everyman by Philip Roth
Catalog Number: T-N1661-70 An aging advertising man confronts the loneliness of growing old, regrets his philandering and other faults, and ponders his failing sexual and physical self. He reviews his life chronologically and feels sorry for hurting those he loved, including his estranged sons and three ex-wives. Adult Fiction, strong language.

Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook by Martha Stewart
Catalog Number: T-N1657-50 Stewart, author of Martha Stewart, Menus for Entertaining, offers a compendium of baking tips and techniques and more than two hundred recipes for biscuits, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, and breads.

Changes for Kit: A Winter Story: An American Girl, Book 6 by Valerie Tripp
Catalog Number: T-N1715-00 Cincinnati, 1934; the Great Depression. Kit's grouchy uncle Hendrick dictates a letter to the newspaper complaining about hoboes. This inspires Kit to write her own letter encouraging donations of clothing and food for hobo children. Sequel to Kit Saves the Day. Fiction, Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #55813, BL 5.0, Pts. 1.0)

Boy Girl Boy by Ronald Koertge
Catalog Number: T-N1658-90 Childhood friends Elliot, Teresa, and Larry plan to run away to California after graduation and leave behind their small Illinois town and family problems. But as the senior year progresses and each struggles for individuality, the trio begins to doubt the feasibility of the plan. Fiction, Senior High. *(AR Quiz #100127, BL 4.0, Pts. 4.0)

Paladin of Souls by Louis McMcaster Bujold
Catalog Number: T-N1683-70 Free of the madness that imprisoned her in The Curse of Chalion, dowager Royina Ista undertakes a pilgrimage of atonement. With her followers, Ista contends with gods, demons, and soldier-bandits until she is rescued by the hero of her visions. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Fiction, Senior High. *(AR Quiz #78292, BL 6.6, Pts. 26.0)

American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Catalog Number: T-N1673-30 After serving in World War II, "Swede" Levov weds Miss New Jersey, takes over the family business, and moves to the suburbs. His dream life unravels in the late 1960s, when daughter Meredith joins an antiwar terrorist group bent on undermining all that Swede values. Strong language. Pulitzer Prize. Fiction, Adult.

Mama Made the Difference: Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me by T.D. Jakes
Catalog Number: T-N1672-60 Minister and author of God's Leading Lady reminisces about his mother, a teacher, and the lifelong lessons she imparted. Includes biblical stories about mothers, advice for modern moms, and testimonials from other African Americans including Colin Powell about the importance of parenting.

Dragon of the Red Dawn: Magic Tree House, Book #37 by Mary Pope Osborne
Catalog Number: T-N1714-70 Merlin the magician is feeling old and full of sorrows, so siblings Annie and Jack time travel to ancient, feudal Japan to find one of the four secrets of happiness. In the land of the samurai, Annie and Jack find Basho, the haiku poet. Fiction, Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #113517, BL 3.9, Pts. 2.0)

Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley
Catalog Number: T-N1692-10 Calliope travels around the country with her nomadic, jewelry-making mother, while Eliot lives at a North Carolina Christian fat farm run by his born-again father. The two fifteen-year-olds meet and fall in love as they struggle to grow up. Fiction, Middle to Upper Grade readers. *(AR Quiz #107189, BL 5.4, Pts. 10.0)

Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome your Financial Fears Forever by Jean Sherman Chatzky
Catalog Number: T-N1692-00 Advice for women about short- and long-term investing. Offers four basic tips to improve one's immediate monetary picture and to guide future spending. Explains financial terminology, stock selection, retirement plans, and hiring a financial planner. Includes practical guidelines based on experience.

Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie
Catalog Number: T-N1714-60 Belgian detective Hercule Poirot receives a two-month-old letter from wealthy spinster Emily Arundell requesting his investigative assistance. Upon arriving at the estate, Poirot discovers Miss Arundell has died. Convinced of foul play, Poirot compiles a list of suspects, including Miss Arundell's spendthrift brother and her meek companion. Mystery.

Banner of Souls by Liz Williams
Catalog Number: T-N1674-40 Martian Matriarchy elders send warrior Dreams-of-War to Earth to protect Lunae, a genetically engineered girl who can manipulate time. Perceiving the child as a threat, rival clan leader Elaki orders her niece Yskatarina to kill Lunae and destroy the Matriarchy's power. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Science Fiction, Adult readers.

El Salvador by Erin Foley
Catalog Number: T-N1714-20 An overview of Central America's smallest country. Describes the geography and environment of El Salvador and the culture, lifestyle, religion, and cuisine of its people. Also examines the country's turbulent history involving Spanish conquest and civil war, as well as twenty-first-century political and economic practices. Non-Fiction. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #18062, BL 10.6, Pts. 3.0)

The Good Guy by Dean R. Koontz
Catalog Number: T-N1733-80 Timothy Carrier is having a beer at a local bar when a stranger hands him an envelope full of cash to kill a woman in a photograph. Minutes later the actual hit man approaches Tim, placing him in a moral dilemma. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. Ficton. Upper Grades. *(AR Quiz #116033, BL 5.7, Pts. 13.0)

Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music and Wolves by Hélène Grimaud
Catalog Number: T-N1713-80 French-born concert pianist reflects on her passionate connection to music and wolves. Grimaud blends recollections of being a child prodigy with commentary on classical music and wolf lore. Describes meeting her first wolf in 1991 and establishing a sanctuary in upstate New York for her beloved threatened species. Biography.

The Light of Evening by Edna O'Brien
Catalog Number: T-N1713-70 On her death bed in a Dublin hospital, Dilly recalls her brief immigration to America in the 1920s and the accompanying love affair, her return to Ireland, her marriage, and motherhood. Meanwhile her daughter Eleanora, a divorced writer living in England, regrets her own missed happiness. Fiction.

The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
Catalog Number: T-N1692-60 New York City, 1909. A serial killer is targeting the city's wealthiest heiresses. Dr. Stratham Younger enlists the help of his idol Sigmund Freud after Nora Acton survives an attack but develops hysteria. The two analysts try to unlock her memories while they investigate the crimes. Contains descriptions of violence. Adult Fiction.

Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies
Catalog Number: T-N1714-90 Presents facts about animals that thrive in conditions where humans would die. Discusses polar bears in the Arctic cold, Antarctic emperor penguins, wood frogs in frozen hibernation, desert camels and reptiles, heat-loving bacteria, deep-sea sponges, and the toughest creature of all -- the tiny tardigrade, or water bear. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #108315, BL 6.4, Pts. 1.0)

Hannah's Hope: A Red Gloves Novel by Karen Kingsbury
Catalog Number: T-N1634-20 Facing another Christmas alone, fifteen-year-old Hannah Roberts, the daughter of workaholic politicians, learns that her biological father is Mike Conner, an army pilot stationed in Iraq. Hannah's search for Mike attracts media attention, and soon everyone is praying for a holiday reunion. Fiction. Upper Grades.

Pope Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission by Stephen Mansfield
Catalog Number: T-N1646-80 Author of The Faith of George W. Bush, ponders the nature of Joseph Ratzinger and speculates about his leadership as pope. Mansfield examines the life of Pope Benedict XVI including his roles as priest, professor, and head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Biography. Upper Grades and Adult Readers.

Withering Heights: An Ellie Haskell Mystery by Dorothy Cannell
Catalog Number: T-N1734-50 Housewife Ellie Haskell, her husband Ben, and maid Mrs. Malloy are called to Yorkshire, England, to find the missing buyer of a haunted Victorian mansion. Ben's cousin Tom won the lottery, bought the manor, and then disappeared--causing his wife and daughter to suspect former owner Lady Fiona. Mystery Fiction. Upper Grades and Adult Readers.

Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are by Frans B.M. Waal
Catalog Number: T-N1715-20 Explores the parallels between bonobo, chimpanzee, and human behaviors in expressing control, sexual attraction, violence, and kindness. Contrasts the power-hungry and brutal chimp with the peace-loving, empathetic, and erotic bonobo and examines the combination of these traits in human nature. Also discusses human ancestry. Contains descriptions of sex. Senior High and Adult Readers.

After the Dinosaurs: Mammoths and Fossil Mammals by Charlotte Lewis Brown
Catalog Number: T-N1734-30 Describes ten unusual animals that lived long ago, including the woolly mammoth, the saber-toothed tiger, and the hyracotherium--the ancestor of all horses. Beginning readers, Grades K-3. * (AR Quiz #110324, BL 3.6, Pts. 0.5)

Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Catalog Number: T-N1733-90 Third-string quarterback Rick Dockery of the Cleveland Browns disgraces himself in a championship game and is fired. Dockery insists that his agent, Arnie, find him another job. When Arnie comes through, Dockery heads to Parma, Italy, where he faces culture shock. Bestseller, 2007. Fiction, Upper Grades and Adult readers. * (AR Quiz #119110, BL 5.7, Pts. 11.0)

Black and White by Paul Volponi
Catalog Number: T-N1659-30 Long Island. Black Marcus Brown and white Eddie Russo, best friends and high school basketball stars, stick up people for easy money. When a holdup leads to an accidental shooting, the two find unequal justice in a biased system. Strong language and some violence. Fiction, Senior High readers. * (AR Quiz #87550, BL 4.9, Pts. 6.0)

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
Catalog Number: T-N1692-90 Travel humorist reminisces about growing up in 1950s middle America. Recalls the simple pleasures of family life and teen culture under the shadow of the Cold War. Biography, Adult readers.

Winds of Change: A Richard Jury Mystery by Martha Grimes
Catalog Number: T-N1691-10 London, England. Superintendent Richard Jury investigates a five-year-old girl's murder. Evidence of sexual abuse leads him to a ring of pedophiles and to the body of a woman on a wealthy businessman's estate. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller, 2004. Fiction, Adult readers.

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham
Catalog Number: T-N1694-50 Chronicles the 1987 arrest and conviction of a former Oakland A's pitcher and his friend for the rape and murder of a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress five years earlier. Grisham examines the effect of DNA testing and a faulty original investigation on the men's eventual exoneration. Nonfiction, Upper Grades. * (AR Quiz #111257, BL 8.1, Pts. 20.0)

The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
Catalog Number: T-N1657-80 In the year 2025 the government tattoos a bar code on everyone at age seventeen. When sixteen-year-old Kayla's father commits suicide after receiving a belated bar code, Kayla joins a protest group led by classmate Mfumbe. Soon they are on the run. Some violence. Science Fiction, Senior High readers. * (AR Quiz #82286, BL 5.0, Pts. 8.0)

A Dream to Follow: Return to Red River, Book 1 by Lauraine Snelling
Catalog Number: T-N1673-70 North Dakota, 1893. In this continuation of the Red River saga, seventeen-year-old aspiring journalist Thorliff Bjorklund applies to college. But once accepted Thorliff faces a dilemma--follow his dreams or stay and help his family on the farm. He turns to God for help. Fiction, Senior High and older readers. * (AR Quiz #53753, BL 5.1, Pts. 13.0)

Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson
Catalog Number: T-N1692-40 North Carolina, 1970. Seventeen-year-old Jean, who has cerebral palsy, attends Camp Courage, where for the first time she meets other teens with disabilities. Her radical, new friend Sara directs an anti-telethon skit and changes Jean's perceptions of the normal world. Some descriptions of sex. Fiction, Senior High and older readers. *(AR Quiz #106126, BL 4.5, Pts. 8.0)

Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
Catalog Number: T-N1691-00 A continuation of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, this memoir begins at the end of World War II. Angelou recalls being an unwed mother at seventeen and becoming a prostitute for an older man who deceived her. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Biography, Senior High and older readers. * (AR Quiz #100011, BL 5.2, Pts. 8.0)

Night of the New Magicians: Magic Tree House, Book #35 by Mary Pope Osborne
Catalog Number: T-N1658-50 Merlin sends Jack and Annie to the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, France. Their mission is to find four new magicians in the crowds at the Eiffel Tower and protect them from an evil sorcerer. Juvenile Fiction, Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #105864, BL 4.0, Pts. 2.0)

Beyond the Valley of Thorns by Patrick Carman
Catalog Number: T-N1658-10 One year after her adventures in The Dark Hills Divide, Alexa leaves Bridewell to return to the hills and save the kingdom from evil. Along the way Alexa battles giants, rats, and ogres. Juvenile Fiction, Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #101196, BL 6.2, Pts. 8.0)

Crispin: At the Edge of the World by Avi
Catalog Number: T-N1691-30 Fourteenth-century England. This sequel to Crispin: The Cross of Lead finds Crispin and the enormous red-haired juggler, Bear, fleeing for their lives from a rebel brotherhood. When Bear is wounded, Crispin relies on an ancient healer and a disfigured girl for help. Juvenile Fiction, Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #108313, BL 4.8, Pts. 7.0)

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised Ten Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan
Catalog Number: T-N1658-80 A daughter recounts how her mother overcame poverty, near-starvation, and an alcoholic, abusive husband to support ten children during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. Relates the mother's talent for writing prize-winning jingles. Biography, Upper Grades and Adult. *(AR Quiz #105984, BL 6.5, Pts. 13.0)

A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry
Catalog Number: T-N1690-80 December, 1890. London vicar Dominic Corde and his wife, Clarice, spend Christmas in an isolated village where Dominic substitutes for the Reverend Wynter, who has taken a last-minute holiday. But Wynter isn't on vacation at all. Dominic and Clarice investigate but soon find themselves in danger. Mystery Fiction, Adult.

On the Field with...Mia Hamm by Matt Christopher
Catalog Number: T-N1681-40 Biography of one of the top female soccer players in the United States. Describes how Mia Hamm helped her team win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and a victory in the 1999 World Cup championship. Includes a chronology of Hamm's career highlights. Nonfiction, Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #35576, BL 7.0, Pts. 4.0)

Jack's Run by Roland Smith
Catalog Number: T-N1658-60 With his trial date approaching, drug czar Alonzo Aznar kidnaps Jack and his sister Joanne. They attempt a daring escape while their parents, aided by some old friends, plan a rescue. Fiction, Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #102231, BL 4.8, Pts. 7.0)

A New Day Rising: Red River of the North by Lauraine Snelling
Catalog Number: T-N1673-00 Dakota Territory, 1884. Ingeborg Bjorklund struggles to run her Red River Valley farm after losing her husband, Roald. Roald's distant cousin Haakan arrives to help and brings a new chance at love. Roald's newly arrived younger brother from Norway also faces romantic dilemmas. Fiction, Senior High and older readers. *(AR #53290, BL 5.3, Pts. 16.0)

Sandra Day O'Connor: How the first woman on the Supreme Court became its most influential justice. by Joan Biskupic
Catalog Number: T-N1657-00 Traces Sandra Day O'Connor's rise to power culminating in her appointment by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 to be the first female Supreme Court justice. Analyzes O'Connor's position on controversial issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and the death penalty. Discusses her role as a pivotal voter. Biography, Adult readers.

Banner of Souls by Liz Williams
Catalog Number: T-N1674-40 Martian Matriarchy elders send warrior Dreams-of-War to Earth to protect Lunae, a genetically engineered girl who can manipulate time. Perceiving the child as a threat, rival clan leader Elaki orders her niece Yskatarina to kill Lunae and destroy the Matriarchy's power. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Science Fiction, Adult readers.

Zelda and Ivy: One Christmas by Laura Mcgee-Kvasnosky
Catalog Number: T-N1691-80 While baking cookies with their neighbor Mrs. Brownlie, sister foxes Zelda and Ivy talk about what they want for Christmas. Back home they're unsure whether the Christmas elves will leave Mrs. Brownlie a gift, so they decide to make one for her themselves. Easy chapter book. Juvenile Fiction, Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #44670, BL 3.0, Pts. 0.5)

Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
Catalog Number: T-N1692-50 After a happy childhood with a peasant family, teenaged Bella is reclaimed by her real father, a knight. Castle life with a stepmother and two stepsisters becomes worse when Bella is caught up in a terrible plot. Bella's resources are her brave heart and her godmother. Juvenile Fiction, Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #106196, BL 6.0, Pts. 9.0)

Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon
Catalog Number: T-N 1669-10 Teenaged Antonio, jailed for his father's murder, corresponds with his girlfriend Natasha in Harlem. Over the years Natasha attends college, Antonio adjusts to prison life, their feelings inevitably change--and the truth about the killing comes out. Strong language and some violence. Fiction, Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #102565, BL 5.2, Pts. 10.0)

Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
Catalog Number: T-N1658-40 A columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer reminisces about the untrainable Labrador retriever that he and his wife acquired as Florida newlyweds. Recalls Marley's hilarious escapades and his capacity for love as the Grogans become the parents of three kids. Biography, Adult and Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #106771, BL 6.9, Pts. 15.0)

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Catalog Number: T-N1693-10 Chicago reporter Camille Preaker, recently treated for psychological problems, arrives in her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to investigate the murders of two preteen girls. Camille sees her mother and thirteen-year-old half-sister for the first time in years. But events from the past overwhelm her. Some violence and some strong language. Fiction, Adult readers.

Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog by Sneed B. Collard
Catalog Number: T-N1692-30 Explains why the people of Fort Benton, Montana, still honor the beloved sheep dog, Shep. Relates that when Shep's master died in 1936, the dog followed the coffin to the train station and waited there for the rest of his life for his master to return. Juvenile Literature. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #106478, BL 5.3, Pts. 0.5)

Aesop's Fables
Catalog Number: T-N1655-70 Tales, with morals, about animals who talk and act like human beings. Originally told by the Greek slave over two thousand years ago, the hundred-plus fables include such favorites as "The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse." Juvenile Literature. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #52289, BL 9.7, Pts. 5.0)

Rash by Pete Hautman
Catalog Number: T-N1672-90 United Safer States of America, 2070s. Sixteen-year-old Bo Marsten is locked up for unsociable behavior like fighting. At an Arctic work camp, he's recruited to play the illegal game of football until the disgruntled warden releases him into a wilderness full of polar bears. National Book Award. Fiction. Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #106129, BL 4.7, Pts. 7.0)

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina
Catalog Number: T-N1668-50 Autobiography of the manager of the hotel Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina, a man of mixed Hutu and Tutsi heritage, describes how in April 1994 he saved twelve hundred Rwandans from the genocide that slaughtered eight hundred thousand. Basis for Hotel Rwanda movie. Violence and strong language. Biography. Adult.

The Ladies of Garrison Gardens by Louise Shaffer
Catalog Number: T-N1668-70 The Three Miss Margarets are down to two with the death of Peggy Garrison. And Laurel Selene McCready, who was like the daughter Peggy never had, has inherited everything. When Laurel begins going through Peggy's things, she uncovers some long-hidden secrets. Some strong language. Fiction. Adult.

Kidnapped at the Capital: Capital Mysteries, Book 2 by Ron Roy
Catalog Number: T-N1681-30 While KC and her best friend, Marshall, attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., KC's mother and the president of the United States are kidnapped. And the ransom demanded is the International Space Station! Juvenile Fiction. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #74863, BL 3.7, Pts. 1.0)

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Catalog Number: T-N1659-00 Fifth-grade class geek Brenton figures out how to get his computer to do his homework for him. His mistake is letting his seating group (the class clown, the teacher's pet, and a slacker) in on his secret. Juvenile Fiction. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #103771, BL 4.8, Pts. 4.0)

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
Catalog Number: T-N1692-70 Young Republican Leo Caraway loses his Harvard scholarship on a technicality and learns that his biological dad is a legend--former punk rocker "King Maggot." Hoping for college money, Leo joins King's comeback tour as a roadie and grows up along the way. Fiction. Junior and Senior High readers. *(AR Quiz #105987, BL 5.3, Pts. 8.0)

Eavesdropping: A Life by Ear by Stephen Kuusisto
Catalog Number: T-N1691-20 The author of Planet of the Blind, who has been legally blind since birth, explains how he perceives the world around him through listening. In these essays he describes childhood influences, adult travels, artful eavesdropping, and love of poetry and Caruso's singing. Biography. Adult.

The Alibi Man by Tami Hoag
Catalog Number: T-N1690-90 Horse trainer Elena Estes, a former narcotics detective, discovers the body of her coworker Irina Markova in a canal. Elena's investigation leads to her previous Palm Beach, Florida, circles, where she finds ties to the Russian mob and society elite, including Bennett Walker--her ex-fiancé. Violence and strong language. Fiction. Adult.

Night of the New Magicians: Magic Tree House, Book #35 by Mary Pope Osborne
Catalog Number: T-N1658-50 Merlin sends Jack and Annie to the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, France. Their mission is to find four new magicians in the crowds at the Eiffel Tower and protect them from an evil sorcerer. Juvenile Fiction. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #105864, BL 4.0, Pts. 2)

Caddy Ever After by Hilary McKay
Catalog Number: T-N1674-60 Casson siblings Rose, Indigo, Saffy, and Caddy present individual accounts of events leading up to Caddy's wedding, including a helium balloon stalking and a Ghost Club accident. Rose, upset that the groom is not darling Michael, intervenes. Sequel to Permanent Rose. Juvenile Fiction. Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #107066, BL 5.2, Pts. 5)

Nothing but the Truth (and a Few White Lies) by Justina Chen Headley
Catalog Number: T-N1674-20 Fifteen-year-old Patty Ho, half-Taiwanese and half-white, feels like she never fits in. However, when her strict mother sends her to summer math camp at Stanford, Patty begins to accept her biracial heritage and has her first brush with romance. Fiction. Senior High. *(AR Quiz #105939, BL 6.1, Pts. 10)

The Widow's War by Sally Gunning
Catalog Number: T-N1668-40 Cape Cod, 1761. After her husband is lost at sea, Lyddie Berry finds herself a dependent of her miserly son-in-law Nathan Clarke. Inspired by the words of attorney and woman's suffrage supporter James Otis, Lyddie challenges the terms of the will--and society--and attempts to live on her own. Fiction. Adult.

To Catch an Angel: Adventures in the World I Cannot Seeby Robert Russell
Catalog Number: T-N1673-80 The life and achievements of the author, who was blinded at the age of five. Refusing to acknowledge any essential difference between himself and sighted people, he succeeded in obtaining a Ph.D., went to Oxford to study, married an English girl, and became a college teacher. Biography. Adult.

Who Cloned the President? Capital Mysteries, Book 1 by Ron Roy:
Catalog Number: T-N1681-20 Since KC Corcoran watches the news on television every day, she notices that the president of the United States is behaving oddly. Deciding he must have been cloned, KC and her best friend, Marshall, set out to investigate. Grades 2-4. *(AR Quiz #49426, BL 3/5, Pts. 1)

Darkhenge by Catherine Fisher:
Catalog Number: T-N1673-40 Avebury, England. While his younger sister Chloe lies in a coma after a riding accident, talented teen Rob works at a secret archaeological dig. There he encounters a centuries-old shapeshifting Druid called Vetch, who promises to help retrieve Chloe from her imprisonment. Grades 6-9. *(AR Quiz #110255, BL 4.3, Pts. 9)

An Untamed Land: Red River of the North, Book 1 by Lauraine Snelling:
Catalog Number: T-N1672-80 1880. Roald Bjorklund, his wife Ingeborg, and their five-year-old son Thorliff leave Norway in search of a better life in America. They journey to the Dakota Territory where they build a homestead in the Red River Valley with faith, love, and hard work. Senior High. *(AR Quiz #53292, BL 5.4, Pts. 19)

Islam for the Western Mind: Understanding Muhammad and the Koran by Richard Henry Drummond:
Catalog Number: T-N1658-20 Presbyterian minister and religious historian examines the fundamental teachings and cultural impact of Islam from a Christian viewpoint. Discusses the Koran, the founding prophet Muhammad, and the haditha or the prophet's extra-Koranic teachings, as well as negative feelings between Christians and Muslims and the modern clash of civilizations. Adult.

Saved in the City by Jacquelin Thomas:
Catalog Number: T-N1657-40 New York City. Three beautiful women try to succeed as black models: Macy, who flunked out of college, Patterson, who escaped rural Georgia, and widowed L.A. social worker LaRue. As the three become friends and face inevitable challenges, they trust in God's plan for their happiness and fulfillment. Adult.

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin:
Catalog Number: T-N1662-40 While Pacy's Taiwanese American family prepares the Chinese New Year feast, Pacy hopes the Year of the Dog will be lucky for her. She does make a new best friend at school but "finding herself"-- discovering her own talent--takes longer. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #104901, BL 4.2, Pts. 3)

Killer Rocks from Outer Space: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites by Steven N. Koppes:
Catalog Number: T-N1657-60 Describes the role that collisions with meteors, comets, and asteroids have played in the history of Earth and other planets in the solar system. Examines actions being taken to protect Earth from future collisions. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #101039, BL 9, Pts. 4)

Dark Dreams: The Story of Stephen King by Nancy Whitelaw:
Catalog Number: T-N1668-10 Biography of award-winning horror writer. Discusses King's difficult childhood in Maine, a setting for many of his stories, as well as his adolescence, college years, marriage, and eventual success. Describes King's struggles with censorship, fame, and the creative process. Senior High School to Adult. *(AR Quiz #103059, BL 8, Pts. 4)

Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb:
Catalog Number: T-N1634-80 Writer and personal friend of Adams pens an account of the man who created the Hitchhiker novels. Webb discusses Adams's childhood, schooling, time with the BBC, marriage to Jane, birth of daughter Polly, fascination with gadgets, atheism, and creation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Adult.

The Little Book of Bridal Etiquette for the Twenty-First Century by Martha A. Woodham:
Catalog Number: T-N1662-20 Concise guide to proper wedding conduct by Elegant Bride magazine etiquette columnist. Offers time-tested, practical advice for brides-to-be to avoid tackiness and social blunders. Discusses invitations, registration, guest lists, ceremonies, receptions, receiving lines, attire, and family issues. Includes marriage myths, budget tips, and cautionary tales of bad taste. Adult.

Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques:
Catalog Number: T-N1657-20 Mousemaid Mariel undertakes a quest for vengeance against the searat Gabool and his Rodent Corsairs, who imprisoned her father and left her to drown at sea. She journeys to Redwall Abbey and finds stalwart companions to accompany her through the Mossflower woods back to Gabool's stronghold. Grades 5-8. *(AR Quiz #7168, BL 5.7, Pts. 16)

The Fledgling by Jane Langton:
Catalog Number: T-N1647-20 Young Georgie's fondest wish is to be able to fly. When she meets a Canadian goose, the Goose Prince, her dreams come true for a while. Newbery Honor Award Winner. Grades 3-6. *(AR Quiz #114, BL 5, Pt. 6)

Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman:
Catalog Number: T-N1668-90 Julie and Ashleigh are high school sophomores, best friends, and Jane Austen fans. Looking for their own Mr. Darcy, both girls fall for the same boy and hide their feelings while rehearsing for a school play. Despite comic errors, everyone experiences a happy ending. Senior High School. *(AR Quiz #105009, BL 5.4, Pts. 8)

Star Wars: Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn:
Catalog Number: T-N1646-30 Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth heads an ambitious intergalactic expedition to the Unknown Regions. Fearing C'baoth's hidden agenda and the involvement of the Sith, the Jedi Council orders Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker, to join the ill-fated mission. Companion to Survivor's Quest. Bestseller. Senior High School to Adult. *(AR Quiz #108725, BL 6.2, Pts. 19)

Riding Gain: A Talk Radio Mystery by Joyce Krieg:
Catalog Number: T-N1657-70 Sacramento radio talk show host Shauna Bogart struggles with work problems when her boss forces her to give air time to a psychic. Then someone kills Shauna's former intern during a drug deal, and the grandmother of the accused killer asks Shauna to prove the grandson's innocence. Violence. Adult.

The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose by Arnold Lobel:
Catalog Number: T-N1673-90 Treasury of some three hundred nursery rhymes including "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "London Bridge Is Broken Down," "Sing a Song of Sixpence," "Three Little Kittens," "Simple Simon Met a Pieman," "Old Mother Hubbard," and "Who Killed Cock Robin?" Grades K-3.

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:
Catalog Number: T-N1646-90 England, 1870s: Black Beauty, a good-natured and strong stallion, tells of his adventures working with many types of people, some kind and others cruel. Written to encourage better treatment of horses. Some violence. Grades 4-7. *(AR Quiz #8, BL 7.7, Pts. 11)

Margaux with an X by Ronald Koertge:
Catalog Number: T-N1656-40 Smart but troubled high school student Margaux cannot escape a mother addicted to the home-shopping channel, a gambler father, or a secret from her past. An unlikely friendship with kindhearted Danny, also struggling with the emotional impact of family abuse, helps Margaux confront her feelings. Senior High School. *(AR Quiz #80661, BL 3.8, Pts. 4)

The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood by Andrew M. Greeley:
Catalog Number: T-N1646-50 Chicago: Bishop Blackie Ryan investigates three murders in St. Lucy's parish, which is headed by Father Mikal Wolodyjowski. Blackie discovers a connection between the current crimes, the 1944 deaths of six college students, and Father Mikal. Some strong language. Adult.

Lewis and Clark through Indian Eyes by Alvin M. Josephy and Marc Jaffe:
Catalog Number: T-N1656-60 Modern members of the tribes that Lewis and Clark encountered during their 1804-1806 western travels provide nine wide-ranging essays on the impact of the expedition on Native Americans. Contributors, including Kiowa Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday and Sioux professor Vine Deloria Jr., blend familial, tribal, and American history.

Rachel Ray Express Lane Meals: what to keep on hand, what to buy fresh for the easiest-ever, 30-minute meals by Rachael Ray:
Catalog Number: T-N1661-80 More wholesome, easy-to-prepare meals from the Food Network television show host. Lists seventy basic but versatile ingredients, both nonperishable and frozen, to stock. Recipes supplement these staples with a few fresh items so shoppers can use the express lane. Bestseller.

Saint Valentine by Ann Tompert:
Catalog Number: T-N1627-90 This short biography of the Christian saint covers those facts known about him and the reason his name is connected with a holiday celebrating friendship and love. Grades 2-4. (AR Quiz #79996, BL 5.4, Pts. .5)

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D'Antonio:
Catalog Number: T-N1634-00 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and career of Milton Snavely Hershey, whose name is synonymous with chocolate. Presents the corporate titan's flaws as well as his ideals. High School. (AR Quiz #107482, BL 9.5, Pts. 21)

The Triumph of Numbers: How Counting Shaped Modern Life by Bernard I. Cohen:
Catalog Number: T-N1628-40 Harvard science historian's history of numbers and the role of counting in public and private life. Traces the growing importance of numbers from Biblical times to the scientific revolution and modern era. Discusses Florence Nightingale's use of statistics and includes commentary on Kepler, Galileo, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Dickens. Adult.

Million Dollar Dilemma by Judy Baer:
Catalog Number: T-N1634-50 Twenty-eight-year-old preacher's daughter Cassia Carr inadvertently participates in an office lottery pool and wins twenty million dollars. When Cassia decided to donate her ill-gotten wealth, her neighbor Adam Cavanaugh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and lapsed Christian, tries to convince her to contribute the money to the impoverished Africans. Adult.

The House by Danielle Steel:
Catalog Number: T-N1646-10 A client has left workaholic lawyer Sarah Anderson an unexpected inheritance with the caveat to have fun with the money. Sarah decides to renovate a mansion and becomes absorbed in its history. Soon she finds herself falling in love with architect Jeff Parker. Some strong language. Adult.

A Kick in the Head by Paul B. Janeczko
Catalog Number: T-N1627-50 This guide to twenty-nine poetic forms includes examples and a narrative description of each. Grades 5-8. (AR#86581, RL 6.0, Pts. 1)

Norman Tuttle on the Last Frontier by Tom Bodett
Catalog Number: T-N1627-30 Fifteen short stories about Alaskan teen Norman Tuttle chronicle his adventures from fishing to falling in love. Junior high and up. (AR#83557, RL 5.3, Pts. 7)

Hard Truth by Mariah Stewart
Catalog Number: T-N1634-70 Lorna asks ex-FBI agent TJ Dawson to investigate an old crime involving the disappearance of a childhood friend. Strong language and violence. Adult.

Links by Nuruddin Farah
Catalog Number: T-N1627-60 NY professor Jeeblah returns to his native Somalia after two decades to settle his mother's estate. Adult.

What it Takes to Pull me Through: Why Teenagers Get in Trouble and how Four of them Got Out by David L Marcus
Catalog Number: T-N1633-90 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles four successful teens from Massachusetts's Academy at Swift River, an exclusive therapeutic boarding school utilizing rigorous courses, wilderness training, and group therapy. Some strong language. Adult.

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan:
Catalog Number: T-N1627-70 When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father. Grades 4-7. Schneider Family Award. (AR#82864, RL 5.4, Pts. 6)

Tracker by Gary Paulsen:
Catalog Number: T-N1656-30 A thirteen-year-old boy must come to terms with the approaching death of his beloved grandfather, with whom he shares a very special relationship. Grades 5-8. (AR#647, RL 5.3, Pts. 2)

Help, It's Broken! A Fix-It Bible for the Repair Impaired by Arianne Cohen:
Catalog Number: T-N1634-10 Basic home repair and maintenance guide includes safety information and money-saving tips. Adult.

Let the Lion Eat Straw by Ebele Oseye:
Catalog Number: T-N1647-10 A young African American moves to Brooklyn, where she pursues her musical dreams despite a number of hardships. Adult.

Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson:
Catalog Number: T-N1628-50 A young orphan learns the value of stories when she is apprenticed to a blind lighthouse keeper. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. Adult.

Fly Like a Bumblebee: A Blind Magician Shares his most Powerful Secrets by R.W. Klamm
Catalog Number: T-N1628-20 Witty and humorous book reveals how magic helped build self-confidence for living with congenital optic atrophy disorder. Explains easy tricks. Adult. (AR not available.)

You Can Do the Math: Overcome Your Math Phobia and Make Better Financial Decisions by Ron Lipsman
Catalog Number: T-N1628-30 Professor offers introduction to the mathematics of personal finance, including car buying, home ownership, credit cards, taxes, and more. Includes links to web calculators. Adult. (AR not available.)

Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury
Catalog Number: T-N1647-00 Eddy and his friends join the US Army in 1941, but after the attack on Pearl Harbor, their Japanese ancestry causes them to become targets themselves. Some violence. Grades 6-9. (AR#89207, RL 3.9, Pts. 6)

Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay
Catalog Number: T-N1627-40 While trying to locate her friend, Tom, eight-year-old Rose learns an important secret about her adopted sister, Saffy. Sequel to Indigo's Star. Grades 4-7. (AR#87995, RL 4.7, Pts. 6)

Geogra - Fleas! Riddles All Over the Map by Joan Holub
Catalog Number: T-N1656-80 Riddles about dogs and geography include oceans, planets, land formations, US facts, and more. Uncontracted braille. Grades 3-6. (AR not available.)

Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl's Adventure upon the High Seas by Tanith Lee
Catalog Number: T-N1627-20 Artemesia runs away from Angels Academy to return to the high seas, where she encounters a rival for the title of pirate queen. Grades 6-9. (*AR#82281, RL5.0, Pts. 12)

Nursery Tales Around the World by Judy Sierra
Catalog Number: T-N1634-30 International collection of eighteen folktales in six different categories contrast cultural variations in stories. Grades 3-6. (AR#70868, RL 4.6, Pts. 2)

Medical Marvels by Catherine Nichols
Catalog Number: T-N1656-90 Depicts four unusual medical events. Uncontracted braille. Part of True Tales Series. Grades 3-6. (AR#82450, RL 4.8, Pts. 0.5)

How to Avoid Falling: A Guide for Active Aging and Independence by Eric Fredrikson
Catalog Number: T-N1628-10 Provides information on fall-proofing your home, negotiating stairs, avoiding hazards, and recovering after a fall. Adult. (AR not available.)

Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
Catalog Number: T-N1646-20 After the ransom is paid, only one of the kidnapped twins is returned with a note claiming the other child is dead. But could she still be alive? Adult. (AR#106297, RL 5.7, Pts. 13)

21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey, Including Facsimile of the Manuscript; the Aubrey-Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian
Catalog Number: T-N1595-50 Sequel to "Blue at the Mizzen." Jack Aubrey, now a rear admiral, is ordered to South America but trouble brews when Catholic inhabitants resent the Protestant crew. Manuscript unfinished at the author's death in 2000. Strong language.

The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
Catalog Number: T-N1595-60 Through journal entries and correspondence, the mystery of King Atum-hadu's tomb and a series of murders unfold. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. (*AR #83962, RL8.1, Pts. 26.0)

State of Fear by Michael Crichton:
Catalog Number: T-N1589-20 Environmental terrorists plan natural disasters to promote the theory of global warming. Strong language and violence. Adult. (*AR #84981, RL 4.7, Pts. 21.0)

Cat Fear No Evil: A Joe Grey Mystery by Shirley Rousseau Murphy:
Catalog Number: T-N1595-70 Tomcat detective Joe Grey investigates a sophisticated thief and the death of a waiter.

Reflex by Steven Gould:
Catalog Number: T-N1617-20 A mysterious organization kidnaps a National Security Agency operative to use his teleportation powers. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Senior high and up. (AR #103041, RL 5.4, Pts. 19.0)

Light Years by Tammar Stein:
Catalog Number: T-N1589-50 After a suicide bomber kills her boyfriend, Maya leaves Israel to study in the US. Strong language and violence. Senior high and up. (AR #86118, RL4.7

Girl, 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb
Catalog Number: T-N1617-30 Jess Jordan deals with having an imperfect body, a beautiful best friend, and a crush on an unattainable boy. Senior high readers. (*AR #81218, RL 5.1, Pts. 8.0) RI Teen Book Award Nominees, NY Publishers Library Best books for Teen Age.

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
Catalog Number: T-N1595-80 In an abbey on Egret Island resides a mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. Some descriptions of sex. (AR #86815, RL 6.2, Pts. 15.0) Quill Book Awards.

Kid's Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along by Naomi Drew
Catalog Number: T-N1577-20 Details strategies for dealing with conflict in a variety of settings including school, home, and in the community without resorting to physical contact. Includes anger management and handling bullies. For grades 6-9. (AR#84816, RL5.9, Pts. 6.0) Nappa Gold/Honor Book.

Suspect by Michael Robotham
Catalog Number: T-N1589-30 A psychologist is accused of murdering a patient and must attempt to clear his name. Strong language and violence. Adult.

Runaway: Stories by Alice Munro:
Catalog Number T-N1577-10 Eight short stories about women of all ages and circumstances. (Adult -- Fiction)

Charming Grace by Deborah Smith:
Catalog Number: T-N1575-00 Superstar comes to a small town to film a movie about a local hero killed in the line of duty, only to be thwarted by the agent's widow. Explicit descriptions of sex. (Adult -- Fiction)

The King and I: Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by his Manager, Friend, and Sometime Adversary by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette:
Catalog Number: T-N1573-90
Luciano Pavarotti's manager/publicist candidly recounts his thirty-six year relationship with the opera singer. (Adult -- Non-Fiction)

Indigo's Star by Hilary McKay:
Catalog Number: T-N1573-70 After a long illness, twelve-year-old Indigo returns to school filled with dread but finds the courage to stick up for the boy who has replaced him as the target of school bullies. (*AR #81579, RL 4.9, Points: 7.0)

Dying in the Dark: A Tamara Hayle Mystery by Valerie Wilson Wesley:
Catalog Number: T-N1575-20 Troubled by the murder of her best friend from high school, Private Investigator Tamara Hayle explores the secrets of Celia's troubled life. Strong language. (Adult -- Fiction)

The Havana Room by Colin Harrison:
Catalog Number: T-N1578-00 His career and marriage over, lawyer Bill Wyeth agrees to help an acquaintance finalize a private deal but his new client's dangerous obsessions soon ensnare him. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and violence. (Adult -- Fiction)

More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues by Joel Best:
Catalog Number: T-N1577-90 Best explores common problems in numerical thinking: omission of data, confusion about categories, and unquestioned authority. (Adult -- Non-Fiction)

Inside Grandad by Peter Dickinson:
Catalog Number: T-N1574-80 Eleven-year-old Gavin tries to enlist the help of selkies (seal people) to communicate with his grandfather who is left in a coma after a stroke. (*AR #76700, Reading Level 5.5, Points: 5.0).

Dinner for Two by Mike Gayle
Catalog Number: T-N1574-20 Dave Harding copes with his wife's miscarriage and his own unemployment by taking a job at a teen magazine, but a young girl claiming to be his daughter could threaten his marriage. (Adult -- Fiction)

Murder is No Mitzvah edited by Abigail Browning
Catalog Number: T-N1577-80 Short mysteries set against a background of Jewish culture and tradition. (Adult -- Fiction)

Scattered Shadows: A Memoir of Blindness and Vision by John Howard Griffin
Catalog Number: T-N1575-10 The author recounts losing his sight in 1947 from a war injury and unexpectedly recovering it ten years later. Some strong language. (Adult -- Non-Fiction)

Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. Blos
Catalog Number: T-N1577-40 A New Hampshire farm girl writes about quilting, berrying, her new stepmother, and helping a runaway slave. Newbery Medal. (*AR #221, RL 6.7, Points: 5.0)

Rumpole and the Primrose Path by John Mortimer
Catalog Number: T-N1536-40 Six stories featuring British barrister Rumpole, including the title piece in which Rumpole investigates a fellow patient's death at the Primrose Path convalescent home. (Adult -- Fiction)

The Ironwood Tree: Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 3 by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Catalog Number: T-N1574-60 Twins try to rescue their kidnapped sister from evil dwarfs who want to make her their queen but face an impossible task when their Field Guide turns up missing. (*AR#77859, RL 4.3, Points: 1.0)

Manatees: Returning Wildlife by John E. Becker
Catalog Number: T-N1563-80 Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and history of the manatee and attempts to ensure the survival of the species. (AR#67154, RL7.9, Points 1.0)

What is the World Made of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Catalog Number: T-N1574-90 Introduces the states of matter and their attributes. Gives examples and simple science experiments. (AR#41750, RL 3.7, Points: 0.5)

Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara:
Catalog Number: T-N1539-80 As his small town celebrates Christmas in the 1930s, aristocratic Julian English begins his rapid descent towards self-destruction. (Adult -- Fiction)

A Rage for Glory: The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN by James Tertius deKay:
Catalog Number: T-N1540-00 Portraying Decatur as a brilliant, fearless and adored commander, deKay recounts his rise to national prominence, exploits in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, and his tragic death in a duel. (Adult -- Non-Fiction)

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry:
Catalog Number: T-N1563-10 Orphaned Kira is placed in the care of the Council of Guardians, along with Thomas, a young Woodcarver, and Jo, a talented singer. (*AR#44063, RL 5.0, Points: 7.0)

The North American Beaver: Returning Wildlife by John E. Becker:
Catalog Number: T-N1563-70 Discusses the animal's habits and habitat, history of beaver trapping and the fur trade, the near extinction of the species, and reintroduction efforts. (AR#63719, RL7.5, Points 1.0)

Marvin One Too Many by Katherine Paterson:
Catalog Number: T-N1540-10 Marvin starts first grade in a new school but has trouble learning to read until he tells his father about the problem. (AR#53490, RL 2.0, Points: 0.5)

Summer of the Sea Serpent: Magic Tree House Book 31 by Mary Pope Osborne
Catalog Number: T-N1539-70 The magician Merlin sends Jack and Annie back in time where they are reunited with boy sorcerer Teddy, transformed into seal people, and discover an old sword. (*AR#76983, RL3.8, Points 1.0)

Wild Turkeys: Returning Wildlife by John E. Becker
Catalog Number: T-N1563-60 Describes the wild turkey of North America, its near extinction and successful comeback, as well as the ongoing efforts to preserve this species. (AR#64864, RL8.2, Points 1.0)

Lucas by Kevin Brooks
Catalog Number: T-N1540-30 Local bullies accuse sixteen-year-old drifter Lucas of rape, setting off a tragic turn of events. For senior high readers due to some violence and strong language. (*AR#71259, RL 4.7, Points: 14.0)

Francisco Goya by Evan S. Connell
Catalog Number: T-N1540-50 Traces the life and career of Spanish painter Francisco Goya during the last days of the House of Bourbon, the turmoil of the Inquisition, and Napoleon's invasion. (Adult Non-fiction)

Sanity and Grace: A Journal of Suicide, Survival and Strength by Judy Collins:
Catalog Number: T-N1536-80 The Grammy-nominated recording artist reflects on the suicide of her thirty-three-year old son and her struggles to cope with and understand his decision, supplementing her account with diary entries and song lyrics. (Adult -- some strong language)

Vagabond: Grail Quest, Book 2 by Bernard Cornwell:
Catalog Number: T-N1547-80 In this sequel to Archer's Tale, Thomas of Hookton battles adversaries as he searches for the Holy Grail, rumored to have once been possessed by his family. (Adult -- some violence)

Run If You Dare by Randy Powell:
Catalog Number: T-N1564-10 This novel tackles the theme of finding meaning and direction in life, by contrasting Gardner's efforts as part of the track team with his father's mid-life crisis after becoming unemployed. (*AR#48141, RL 4.6, Points: 6.0)

How Animal Babies Stay Safe by Mary Ann Fraser:
Catalog Number: T-N1573-80 Let's Read and Find Out Science book describes how animal babies are cared for by their parents and their own instincts. (AR#55905, RL 3.7, Points: 0.5)

Ninety-Five Pounds of Hope by Anna Gavalda:
Catalog Number: T-N1574-70 Thirteen-year-old Gregory leaves his feuding parents and the school he hates for a technical school where he can use the woodworking skills he learned from his Grandpa Leon. (AR#71428, RL4.3, Points 2.0)

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