Saturday, July 6, 2019
New for Children
Spy School: British Invasion
by Stuart Gibbs
Stranded in Mexico after nearly capturing the leaders of SPYDER, 13-year-old Ben Ripley and his spy school friends need to come up with a new plan to defeat their enemies. The mission: Go rogue from the CIA, join up with the British MI6 to locate the leader of SPYDER, and bring down the evil organization once and for all. But it won’t be easy. They’ll have to deal with rival evil splinter factions, devious double-crosses, and learning to drive on the opposite side of the road.
The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things
by Libby Deutsch
Young children are full of questions about how the world works; the processes and machinations behind the scenes. Why does a light come on when you flick a switch? How can cheese from the supermarket have come out of a cow? What happens when you send a text? Where does your poo go when you flush? All very good questions, and all explained—along with many more. With graphic, flowing illustrations and clear, colloquial chunks of text, each process is explained from its early beginnings to a satisfying conclusion. This is the book for every child who ever wondered, “How?”
New for Young Adults
Tell Me Every Thing
by Sarah Enni
With her best friend Harold off to a summer program, Ivy discovers a new photo-sharing site called VEIL where people can anonymously post secrets and art, and which shows posts only within a 5-mile radius of the user’s location. With such a narrow focus, Ivy realizes that she can identify many of the posters as kids in her school, so she starts leaving small, anonymous gifts for them, but the surprise she prepares for Harold goes catastrophically wrong, and VEIL turns out to have secrets of its own.
by Jeff Hirsch
Lucy Weaver has her future all figured out. Make an appearance at prom, ditch graduation, and then head out on an epic road trip with her boyfriend Luke. But when everyone’s phones start to ring halfway through the dance, Lucy knows something terrible has happened. Decades of climate change have left the world teetering on the brink ... entire cities drowned, violent extremism on the rise, millions of refugees with nowhere to turn. Is this the night it finally slips over the edge?
by Shaun Tan
Cicada is overworked, under appreciated, and generally discriminated against, but after 17 years he gets to return to the forest, and laugh at the humans.
New for Adults
Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race
by Lara Prior-Palmer
At the age of 19, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to “the world’s longest, toughest horse race,” an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of 25 wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her. Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, “Rough Magic” captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race.
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon
by Charles Fishman
This is the story of the remarkable NASA scientists and engineers who created America’s space program and fulfilled President Kennedy’s mandate to put a man on the moon before 1970.