» Archive for January, 2019

The pirates of Scurvy Sands/ Jonny Duddle

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands – a favourite holiday destination for pirates.   When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn’t smell like she’s been at sea for six months without washing – she’s definitely no pirate.

Target: Alex Cross/James Patterson

Monday, January 28th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

TARGET: HEAD OF STATE—–Men and women from across the nation line the streets of Washington D.C. to mourn the unexpected death of the President. Hit by painful memories of the loss of his first wife, Alex Cross is left reeling by this tragedy.

TARGET: UNITED STATES CABINET—–A sniper’s bullet strikes another devastating blow to the heart of Washington with the assassination of a prominent Senator. The shock of this attack puts huge pressure on the police to deliver a speedy response, and as Chief of Detectives, Alex’s wife Bree Stone is given an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose her job.

TARGET: ALEX CROSS—–The new President calls on Alex Cross to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America’s most wanted criminal. Alex has a terrible feeling that the assassination is just the beginning of a much larger plan. All too soon this fear springs to life as a terrifying chain of events plunges the government and the entire country into chaos.

The testament of Harold’s wife/ Lynne Hugo

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After losing her husband, Harold, and her beloved grandson, Cody, within the past year, Louisa has two choices. She can fade away on her Indiana family farm, where her companionship comes courtesy of her aging chickens and an argumentative cat. Or, she can concoct A Plan. Louisa, a retired schoolteacher who’s as smart, sassy, and irreverent as ever, isn’t the fading away type.


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

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The snowy nap/ Jan Brett

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The Snowy NapSnow is on the way, and as Hedgie trundles around the farm all his friends tell him of the winter-time fun he will miss as he hibernates–Icicles decorating the chicken coop! Lisa making snowmen! The pond turned to slippery ice! It sounds so amazing, Hedgie decides to stay awake instead of going to his burrow. But then a snowstorm starts. Luckily, Lisa finds him and brings him inside so Hedgie gets to see the wonders of winter from inside the cozy house.

Max Einstein: the genius experiment/ James Patterson

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director
Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She…
—-Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes
—-Builds inventions to help the homeless
—-And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay that’s just in her imagination)

But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of the world’s toughest problems using science.

Clarke wanders: the world or how a very sober,mostly vegan, spinster chef wandered a welcoming world for a year

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Have you thought about chucking it all and heading out there? Here are the stories, the recipes and the pictures of my trip around the world. Food is personal. So let’s do just that, by sharing the tale of my almost year-long, journey. Stories of and recipes from the places I explored and the things I learned, inward and outward, along the way. How I sold all that I had, wandered, got lost, found my way, discovered, ate, cooked and shared marvelous and delicious food.

The story of Arthur Truluv/ Elizabeth Berg (Arthur Truluv; #1)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Three people find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of belonging in this deeply moving novel. Arthur, an old widower struggling to overcome his grief, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who avoids school by hiding out where Arthur goes every day for lunch. The two strike up a friendship that draws them out of isolation. Maddy gives Arthur the name Truluv for his positive responses to every outrageous thing she says or does. When Arthur’s nosy neighbor Lucille horns in on their friendship, they create an unconventional family, sometimes bickering but most often believing that life’s most precious moments are sweeter when shared.

Master of his fate/ Barbara Taylor Bradford (House of The Falconer; #1)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

 James Lionel Falconer spends his days working at his father’s market stall and  is determined to become a merchant prince.  James quickly rises through the ranks, proving himself both hardworking and trustworthy, and catching the eye of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. But when threats against his reputation – and his life – begin to emerge, James will have to prove that he truly is the master of his fate.

Long road to Mercy/ David Baldacci (Atlee Pine; #1)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

It is thirty years since FBI special agent Atlee Pine’s twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the room they shared as young children. Notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor, was caught and convicted of other murders, and while there’s no proof, Atlee believes he knows what happened to Mercy. Tor still resides in a high-security prison in Colorado.