What’s new at the Southborough Library

Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers said they received a whopping eight boxes of new books at the Southborough Library this week. Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find.


four-christmasesFour Christmases (DVD)
When happily unmarried couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation, and unable to escape, they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities. (Library catalog | Amazon)

beautiful-creaturesBeautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday. (Library catalog | Amazon)

farmers-daughterFarmer’s Daughter by Jim Harrison
The three stories in The Farmer’s Daughter are as different as they are unforgettable. Written in the voice of a home-schooled fifteen-year-old girl in rural Montana, the title novella is an uncompromising, beautiful tale of an extraordinary character whose youth intersects with unexpected brutality. In another, Harrison’s beloved recurring character Brown Dog, still looking for love, escapes from Canada back to the States on the tour bus of an Indian rock band called Thunderskins. And finally, a retired werewolf, misdiagnosed with a rare blood disorder brought on by the bite of a Mexican hummingbird, attempts to lead a normal life. (Library catalog | Amazon)

nanny-returnsNanny Returns: A Novel by Emma McLaughlin
A sequel to the best-selling Nanny Diaries finds Nan returning to New York after 10 years abroad and getting approached by a drunken 16-year-old Grayer X, who describes his parents’ brutal divorce and prompts her re-entry into child care for the elite.
(Library catalog | Amazon)


planet-earthOne Million Things: Planet Earth by John Woodward
An incredible guide through the earth sciences, with unprecedented photography that brings information to life, this title takes a close look at the planet, from its place in the solar system to what grows in it and on it. (Library catalog | Amazon)

potato-chip-puzzlesThe Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin
Winston and his friends enter an all-day puzzle contest to win fifty-thousand dollars for their school, but they must also figure out who is trying to keep them from winning. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text.
(Library catalog | Amazon)

brilliant-fallThe Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner
Gianna has less than one week to complete her leaf project if she wants to compete in the upcoming cross-country sectionals, but issues like procrastination, disorganization–and her grandmother’s declining health–seem destined to keep her from finishing. (Library catalog | Amazon)

zoobreakZoobreak by Gordon Korman
After a class trip to a floating zoo where animals are mistreated and Savannah’s missing pet monkey is found in a cage, Long Island sixth-grader Griffin Bing and his band of misfits plan a rescue. (Library catalog | Amazon)

auntie-clausAuntie Claus, Home for the Holidays by Elise Primavera
When Sophie is cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy in her school’s performance of the Nutcracker, her Auntie Claus forgoes her usual fall business trip and transforms New York City into the North Pole, with some unpleasant consequences.
(Library catalog | Amazon)

sir-ryans-questSir Ryan’s Quest by Jason Deeble
After playing with his toy knights and castle, Ryan dons a saucepan helmet and embarks on an imaginary quest through the rooms of his house.
(Library catalog | Amazon)

princess-bellaPrincess Bess Gets Dressed by Margery Cuyler
A fashionably dressed princess reveals her favorite clothes at the end of a busy day.
(Library catalog | Amazon)

(Someone once asked me if I wrote all the descriptions for these books. Um, no. I wish I had time to read them all, but that isn’t likely to ever be the case. For most of the titles the descriptions come from the online library catalog.)

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