Friday, July 6, 2018
New for Children
The 78-Story Treehouse
by Andy Griffiths, illustrated by Terry Denton
In a spectacular 78-story treehouse there’s a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an all-ball sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility, and an open-air movie theatre. This is the sixth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and cartoon-style illustrations.
42 Is Not Just a Number
by Doreen Rappaport
This portrait of the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson explores how he was challenged to overcome significant discrimination in order to play in major league baseball. In this compelling biography, the author chronicles Robinson’s extraordinary life and how his achievements changed a segregated nation.
New for Young Adults
Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
Not If I Save You First
by Ally Carter
Six years ago Maddie lived in Washington D.C. with her father, a Secret Service agent assigned to the president’s family, and her best friend was Logan, the president’s son. After her father was wounded in an attempted kidnapping, they moved to a remote cabin in Alaska, and Logan never replied to her letters—but now he has suddenly turned up on her doorstep, and Logan soon realizes that she has to save him from the winter wilderness and the men who are pursuing him.
New for Adults
The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical Cakes
by the editors at America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen’s first all-cake book is a comprehensive collection of mix-and-match cake recipes for a wide variety of special occasions. In addition to foolproof recipes are sidebars with step-by-step photographs for cakes requiring more advanced techniques. Years of test kitchen knowledge provide all the tips and tricks needed for executing perfect cakes every time.
Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
by Dan Abrams and David Fisher
At the end of the summer of 1859, 22-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than 25 murder trials during his career, was hired to defend him. This was to be Lincoln’s last great case as a lawyer. He was being urged to make a dark-horse run for the presidency in 1860, and taking this case involved great risk. “Lincoln’s Last Trial” captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client and also for his own blossoming political future.