New This Week

We are in the days of roller-coaster weather. Are you actually thinking about snow tires yet? We have some great new materials to take you in whatever direction you are feeling.

Fans of drama/thriller fiction will appreciate our new books by your favorite authors: James Patterson and Lee Child. You will love the new “Tom Clancy Shadow of the Dragon” by Marc Cameron. Another in the fantastic naval historical fiction series started by the late Tom Clancy. President Jack Ryan now faces problems of a missing Chinese scientist, a possible mole in American intelligence and strange and unexplained noises coming from under the ice at the top of the world. Military suspense, fast-paced action and exciting heroics.

Do you like historical fiction but in a kinder, gentler form? For three years Penny Erckenbeck has worked in the dead-letter office opening other peoples mail. When she comes across a letter from a broken-hearted man to his lost soul mate, she makes it her mission to get the letter to the intended. Another cold snap will be here soon so try “Yours Truly, Thomas” by Rachael Fordham during your next relaxing time. If you like Jody Hedlund, Sarah Ladd, Jane Kirkpatrick you’ll like this inspirational story .

We have a new Audio CD from Focus on the Family Radio Theater: “Father Gilbert Mysteries”. These stories are perfect for listening while doing all your preparations for Thanksgiving. These are just as great as all the mystery-solving clergy you have enjoyed in the past: Father Dowling, Grantchester, Cadfael, or Father Brown. Let the family gather around for a listening treat.

Some of us are so ready for some Christmas fare. “Christmas at the Island Hotel” by Jenny Colgan.  Jenny Colgan always has a way of creating characters that are warm-hearted and funny. Set on the Island of Mure between Scotland and Norway, Flora Mackenzie and her brother Fintan find out that running a hotel is not easy. There is also at least one person who is not what they seem. Enjoy this sweet Christmas read.

New for the kids in Juvenile fiction “Mouse Watch” by J. J. Gilbert.  The first in a new series. These are the James Bond-esque of rodents. Highly trained and nearly invisible, these are not rescue rangers…it is Mouse Watch. These mice have a mission to save the world, but before training is even completed, they find themselves “at the center of an evil plot orchestrated by the Rogue Animal Thieves Society (R.A.T.S” they quickly become “full-on action heroes” So fun, it can pull in your reluctant readers. Mice are, after all, naturally heroic.

We’ve added a new audio CD to one of our books. “A Year in Brambly Hedge: 4 stories throughout the Seasons” by Jill Barklem. This year (Sept) is the Fortieth anniversary of these classic picture books. Now you can enjoy the book from our shelf while listening to the audio as well. The CD contains four classic stories to celebrate the four seasons with the enchanting mice of brambly hedge. Reminiscent of Beatrix Potter or Kenneth Grahame’s “Wind in the Willows” it is Sure to become one of your children’s favorites.

Picture books are always a great idea for young (or young-at-heart) readers. Check out “Llama Llama Loose Tooth Drama” by Anna Dewdney or “The Masterpiece” by Jay Miletsky (Mr. Jay). Both of these great picture books deal with some of the issues of childhood: recognizing when peers are different, and loose teeth :). In the former, a spunky collection of paintbrushes team up to create a masterpiece, but some of the brushes don’t cooperate. This fun story conveys the message of the importance of showing kindness to those who are different. The latter is Llamas adventure when he has a loose tooth. In Dewdney’s books we can expect the unexpected but they are full of humor and comfort to settle the anxiety about loose teeth and the tooth fairy.