NEW YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

The Last Star (Fifth Wave Series; #3) by Rick Yancey Summary: The highly-anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling 5th Wave series.

 

Knife Edge (Sherlock Holmes; The Legend Begins Series; #6) by Andrew Lane

Summary: Teen Sherlock battles a monstrous adversary on a mission to Ireland with his brilliant brother, Mycroft. Young Sherlock is thrown into a tangled web involving a spiritualist whose powers have attracted the attention of governments around the world. At the castle where the medium is demonstrating his “gift,” Sherlock finds a household in turmoil. Servants and some of the guests are frightened but who–or what?–has terrified them so much that nobody will speak out? Young Sherlock must bring all his powers of deduction to bear in unraveling his greatest mystery yet.

 

Stone Cold (Sherlock Holmes; The Legend Begins Series; #7) by Andrew Lane

Summary: Following his last thrilling adventure Sherlock Holmes has been sent to live in Oxford to focus on his education. But something strange is happening in the university pathology labs. Body parts are being stolen from corpses and are being posted one by one to an address in London. What can these sinister goings-on mean, and what message is someone trying to send? In an attempt to find out, Sherlock follows the trail to a very sinister house deep in the countryside. Can he get to the bottom of another baffling mystery?

 

Surviving High School by Lele Pons

Summary: Vine superstar Lele Pons—“one of the coolest girls on the web” (Teen Vogue)—teams up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost) in this lovable debut novel about the wilds and wonders of high school that’s as laugh-out-loud addictive as Lele’s popular videos. Filled with the zany enthusiasm that has made Lele into Vine’s most viewed star, this charming novel is proof that high school is a trip. From crushing your crushes (what’s up with that hot transfer student Alexei??) to throwing Insta-fake parties with your BFFs and moaning over homework (GAH) with your frenemies, high school is a rollercoaster of exhilarating highs and totally embarrassing lows. Leave it to Lele to reassure us that falling flat on your face is definitely not the end of the world.

 

Love & Gelato by Jenna Welch

Summary: A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

 

Savage by Tom Sniegoski

Summary: Sidney and her friends must race to find the origin of a storm that has hit their small island home—turning every animal into savage weapons—in this suspenseful thriller from New York Times bestselling author, Thomas E. Sniegoski.

The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore as she as she gets ready to leave the small island of Benediction behind for one of Boston’s top veterinary schools. Only a few small bumps in the road to navigate before she can go—her father’s recovery from a debilitating stroke, and her own guilt for ending her relationship with her high school sweetheart. But she’s always been strong willed, and she’s not about to let anything stop her from achieving her goals.

Now a storm is bearing down on Benediction, a hurricane that will bring devastating winds and rain, rising tides…and something else. Something deadly; something that will transform all the things that creep, crawl, and flutter into instruments of terror and death.

The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore…if only she can survive the storm.

 

The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

Summary: In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up.

Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak.

Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately.

 

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Summary: From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone comes a feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans.

Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan.

Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around).
Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else?
Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks.

So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too.

Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

 

NEW BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

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 PICTURE BOOKS

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“Bathtime with Theo & Beau” – A boy & his puppy take a bath together after a long day of playing outside & getting dirty.

“Pretty Minnie In Hollywood” – From mega-bestselling author Danielle Steel comes an adorable new children’s picture book featuring her very own Chihuahua!

“Dinosaur Train” – All that Jesse thinks about, dreams of, and lives for are two things: dinosaurs and trains. One night, he hears a loud noise and feels the house shake, and, with a cry of “ALL ABOARD!,” the boy finds himself embarking on an exciting train ride with all sorts of dinosaurs, eating and having a small adventure with them.

“Zootopia” – Based on Disney’s movie, Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.

“A Gift For Little Tree” – A parable about adoption, this charming story tells of an apple tree who is unable to bear fruit—no matter how hard she tries—until a wise farmer finds a way. He grafts a bud onto Little Tree’s limb, and in time she becomes the most colorful tree in the orchard. All those who have experienced the bonds of family in more ways than one will share in Little Tree’s delight when she discovers that it does not matter if her apples came from another tree; she loves them as her very own.

 

 

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EASY READERS

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Build, Dogs, Build; a tall tail

Pete The Cat; Sir Pete The Brave

Up In The Air At The Fair

Amelia Bedelia Hits The Trail

Crash, Book, Roar!

Amelia Bedelia; By The Yard

 

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MIDDLERS

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“Night Of The Ninth Dragon (Magic Treehouse Merlin Mission Series; #55)” – When Jack and Annie receive a mysterious note inviting them to Camelot, they wonder what their mission is — and who has called for them! The magic tree house whisks them through time and space, where they find that the castle of Camelot has been attacked and King Arthur himself has been gravely wounded. To save the kingdom — and the king — Jack and Annie must solve a riddle, trick a band of robbers, and journey to the worlds of myth to find a missing dragon. And everything has to happen in less than one day!

“The Secret Admirer (Anna & Elsa Series; #7)”

“Return To the Ice Palace (Anna & Elsa Series; #8)”

“All Paws On Deck  (Haggis & Tank Unleashed Series; #1)” 

    Tank is a clumsy, outgoing Great Dane. Haggis is a dapper and grumpy Scottie dog. In the first book in the series, Haggis and Tank set sail as pirates. At first, Haggis doesn’t see what Tank does–that an adventure awaits them with just a little imagination! But soon, Haggis joins in the fun and the two friends go on a pirate adventure. They talk like pirates, swab the deck, and even search for buried treasure.

“Digging For Dinos (Haggis & Tank Unleashed Series; #2)”

Haggis and Tank’s big imaginations take them on a search for real live dinosaurs! They build a nest for dino eggs and play baseball with a triceratops. But then the ground starts shaking. Is a T-rex chasing Haggis and Tank? Or could something else be headed their way?

 

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JUNIOR FICTION

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Return To The Isle of the Lost (Descendants Series; #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

Secret Of The Forbidden City (Treasure Hunters Series; #3) by James Patterson

Locker Hero (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly Series; #1) by Rachel Russell

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, The Official Script (Harry Potter Series; #8) by J. K. Rowling

Lost Boy by Tim Green

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Series; #1) by Rick Riordan

In Front of God and Everybody (Confessions of April Grace Series; #1) by K.D. McCrite

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks (Confessions of April Grace Series; #2) by K.D. McCrite

Chocolate-covered Baloney (Confessions of April Grace Series; #3) by K.D. McCrite

Force Out by Tim Green

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard Series; #1) by Rick Riordan

The BFG by Roald Dahl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Interlibrary Loan Service

The Washington Public Library has upgraded their Interlibrary Loan Service. Effective January 2016, the Library is using the Kansas Library Express Courier Service in connection with their Interlibrary Loan Service. This change means that library card holders in good standing will be able to request a book (up to a limit of four books at one time) without paying a return postage mailing fee. The courier service will stop at the Washington Public Library three days a week.

What is Interlibrary Loan Service? Interlibrary Loan (aka ILL) is a service offered by Washington Public Library to its cardholders. If there are library materials, print or audiovisual, that the library does not own, the library will try to borrow them for you from another library. The check-out time is set by the library who is loaning the book.

The Kansas Library Express, the Kansas interlibrary courier service, provides library users with rapid and direct access to library resources. Kansas Library Express connects more than 300 libraries throughout Kansas with a convenient and cost effective delivery service that expands the ability of libraries to readily share their collections for the benefit of library users.

For more information, please visit with the Library Director Janet Keller about this service.