Shelf Space: What's New at the Harvard Public Library, 12/8/17

New for Children

Little Pig Saves the Ship
by David Hyde Costello

When his older siblings depart for sailing camp, Little Pig remains behind with his grandfather, who helps him build and sail a toy ship that is carried away by a gusty wind, challenging Little Pig to use new knot-tying skills to save the day. By the author of “Little Pig Joins the Band."

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures
by Julia Finley Mosca

If you’ve ever felt different, if you’ve ever been low, if you don’t quite fit in, there’s a name you should know—Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s quirkiest science heroes.  When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, she did just that.  Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms. This is the first book in a new series about the inspirational lives of amazing scientists.

New for Young Adults

Never Say Die
by Anthony Horowitz


After the tragic death of his best friend and caregiver, Jack Starbright, at the hands of terrorists working for SCORPIA, 15-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider relocates to San Francisco.  With Jack gone, Alex feels lost and alone, but then, out of the blue, he receives a cryptic email that makes Alex believe that Jack may be alive. Armed with this shred of hope, Alex boards a flight bound for Egypt and embarks on a dubious quest to track Jack down.

The Speaker
by Traci Chee

Having barely escaped the clutches of the Guard, Sefia and Archer are on the run, slipping into the safety of the forest to tend to their wounds and plan their next move. Haunted by painful memories, Archer struggles to overcome the trauma of his past with the Impressors, whose cruelty plagues him whenever he closes his eyes. But when Sefia and Archer happen upon a crew of Impressors in the wilderness, Archer finally finds a way to combat his nightmares.

New for Adults

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
by P.D. James


No one gets inside the head of the murderer better han the late P.D. James. This anthology of six previously uncollected stories explores the memories, emotional machinations, rationalizations, dreams, and desires of people who get away with the perfect murder or who help keep information about a deadly secret.


Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone
by Juli Berwald

Juli Berwald, a former ocean biologist, describes how she rediscovered her passion for marine science while investigating the enigmatic jellyfish and what the species’ unique physiologies can teach about engineering and environmental stability.

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