New in the library this week

Read this week’s list of new titles at the library and you’ll find yourself wondering why Mrs. Riley bought five itchy aardvarks. Kids books have the best titles.


killer-cruiseKiller Cruise ( (Jaine Austen Mysteries), by Laura Levine (Fiction)
In this delightful new installment in the Jaine Austen mystery series, the wordsmith and sleuth dives into her most dangerous case yet.
(Amazon | Library catalog)

cemetery-danceCemetery Dance, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Fiction)
Pendergast-the world’s most enigmatic FBI Special Agent-returns to New York City to investigate a murderous cult.
(Amazon | Library catalog)

family-manFamily Man, by Eleanor Lipman (Fiction)
A hysterical phone call from his ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend Henry Archer’s well-ordered life to bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. (Amazon | Library catalog)

earth-friendly-homeThe Earth Friendly Home, by Nancy Hajeski (Non-fiction)
Almost everything we do results in the production of CO2, but simple steps in our daily lives can make a huge difference. This book explores one’s daily routine and figures out how much energy is used and how to go about making an immediate and sustainable reduction while retraining to live a lower-carbon lifestyle. (Amazon | Library catalog)

dust-100-dogsDust of 100 Dogs, by A.S. King (Young adult)
Cursed to live the lives of 100 dogs, a seventeenth-century pirate finally returns to life as a human being and has only one thing on her mind–to recover the treasure she had buried in Jamaica three hundred years before. (Amazon | Library catalog)


city-witchCity Witch, Country Switch, by Wendy Wax (Fiction/picture)
While paying a surprise visit to her city-dwelling cousin, Muffletump misses her home in the country but when Mitzi leaves the city to see where Muffletump lives, she is just as uncomfortable until the two, together, conjure a solution. (Amazon | Library catalog)

outbook-odesseyAdventures of Riley: Outback Odyssey, by Amanda Lumry (Fiction/picture)

keena-fordKeena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-Up, by Melissa Thomson  (Fiction/picture)
Keena Ford chronicles her many mishaps as she begins second grade.
(Amazon | Library catalog)

sea-dragonsReign of the Sea Dragons, by Sneed B. Collard III (Non-fiction)
Takes a look at the prehistoric reptiles that lived in the Earth’s oceans during the Mesozoic era (about 250 to 65 million years ago).
(Amazon | Library catalog)

mrs-rileyMrs. Riley Bought Five Itchy Aardvarks and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Science Facts, by Brian P. Cleary (Non-fiction)
With so many things to remember and so little time, what’s a kid to do? Brian P. Cleary has come up with a whole book of tips for how to tackle tricky science facts. This book is bursting with mnemonic devices, poems, songs, and more. (Amazon | Library catalog)

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