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We are constantly adding new materials to our collection.
Below is just a highlight of a few we have added recently.
Come in or view our Catalog for all our new items.





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The Secrets of Earth
by Emma Carlson Berne
Easy Non-Fiction


We spend our whole lives on Earth, but the planet still has secrets! From ancient cultures who wondered about our place in the universe, to modern scientists who drill deep into Earths core, map the oceans, and send humans to the moon, people are passionately curious about the planet we call home. Vivid photos and illustrations, scientist spotlights, and sidebars help unlock the secrets of planet Earth.





Memoirs of a Parrot
by David Scillian
Easy (Picture)

Join a brilliant, but stubborn, parrot as he endures the banality of the pet store before being purchased by an equally insufferable young man. While things between parrot and owner get off to a rocky start, the delights of having a pet (or human) bring them both around in the end. 

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(The Storm Runner #1)
by Jennifer Cervantes
Juvenile (Chapter)


Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno- for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy.

A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he's destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in -  unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. Tow survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can't even walk well without a cane?

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Mayan mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.





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The Right to Privacy in the Home: The Third Amendment
(The Bill of Rights)
by John Rokutani
Juvenile Non Fiction

Under British rule, soldiers could show up at any Americans doorstep, demand shelter, eat all the food, and require the homeowner to provide anything they asked for or else the colonist would be punished by the military. After the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers would ensure no American would have to endure such abuse of power by ratifying the Third Amendment, which guarantees that soldiers cannot be quartered with American citizens during times of peace without the homeowners consent. Through full-color and black and white photos, engaging text and primary sources, readers will learn the history behind this amendment and how it has affected modern society by giving rise to military bases all over the country.









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(Four Past Midnight #4)
by Stephen King
YA

Kevin Delevan receives a Sun 660 Polaroid camera for his fifteenth birthday. He soon notices that there is something strange about the camera: the only pictures it produces are of a malicious black dog which seems to move closer with each shot as though to attack the photographer. On a recommendation, Kevin seeks help from Reginald "pop" Merrill, the wealthy and unscrupulous owner of a junk shop in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. While just as unsettled by the phenomenon as Kevin, Merrill sees an opportunity to further his own interests: namely, selling the camera to a paranormal enthusiast for a great deal of money. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn't exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.




 



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The History of the Blues
(The Music Library)
by Michael V. Uschan
YA Non-Fiction

This popular Lucent Book series has been updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century; the set focuses on the history, music, musicians, and instruments behind specific musical styles. This volume in The Music Library offers a brand new volume on The Blues. The author describes this quintessentially American music, charting its evolution out of African American field hollers, slave songs, and spirituals in the late nineteenth century, its emergence from the South and spreading through the U.S. in the early twentieth century, and its influence on later forms of music, including R&B and Rock & Roll. The author offers much discussion about how this form of music was born out of the African American experience in the U.S.  but also talks about its universal appeal to people of all cultures. This new edition of the popular Lucent Books series has been updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century. The set focuses on the history, music, musicians and instruments behind specific musical styles - from blues to indie rock to rap and more. It also addresses music videos, the advent of digital music stores and new portable digital delivery systems. Each title provides a historical overview of the development of a specific music genre; explores the roos and influences of the genre and the key components that are definitive of the style; discusses the pioneers of the music; and considers the changes the genre has undergone from its inception to its present status on the world scene. Informative sidebars, a glossary of music terms, a selective discography, an annotated bibliography, and a subject index provide readers with additional tools for discussion and research.











The Yankee Widow
(The Baxter Family #5)
by Linda Miller
Large Print

Caroline is the young wife of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army, no one anticipates he will not return. Then Caroline gets word that her husband is wounded, and she must find her way alone to Washington City and search among the thousands of casualties to find him.

When Jacob succumbs to his injuries, she brings his body home on the eve of the deadliest battle of the war. With troops and looters roaming the countryside, it is impossible to know who is friend and who is foe. Caroline fights to protect those she holds most dear while remaining compassionate to the neediest around her, including two strangers from opposite sides of the fight. Each is wounded.. Each is drawn to her beauty, her kindness. Both offer comfort, but only one secretly captures her heart. Still, she must resist exposing her vulnerability in these uncertain times when so much is at risk.


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The Chef
(Caleb Rooney #1)
by James Patterson
Adult Fiction

In the Carnival days leading up to Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty - as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder?

While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

As crowds of revelers gather, Rooney follows a fearsome trail of clues, racing from outlying districts into city center. He has no idea what or who he'll face in defense of his beloved hometown, only that innocent lives are at stake.

 


Learn To Read For Kids With Dyslexia: 101 Games And Activities To Teach Your Child To Read
by Hannah Braun
Adult Non- Fiction

For kids with an official dyslexia diagnosis, or kids struggling with dyslexia related symptoms, Learn to Read For Kids.jpglearning to read can be challenging. Using a targeted approach to skill development, Learning To Read For Kids With Dyslexia applies the latest research-based learning methods to games and activities that strengthen auditory discrimination skills, support letter formation in writing, and most importantly- make reading fun.

Specifically designed for kids ages 7-12, these engaging activities offer children daily opportunities to practice and hone their reading skills, instead of more homework for your child or student. With icons that designate skill building in phonemic awareness, dyslexia, and APD for each activity, this workbooks allows parents and teachers to focus on strengthening specific areas that will help kids become lifelong readers.

From rhyme triangles to letter tracing mazes, Learn To Read For Kids With Dyslexia offers an entertaining and effective approach to reading with:

*101 illustrated games and activities that include word association, picture association, matching, coloring, listening, writing with sounds, and races
* 6 research-based learning methods such as phonological awareness training, phonemic awareness training, multi sensory instruction, over learning, explicit phonics instruction, and more!
*A flexible program that can be used one-on-one or in a small group

Learn To Read For Kids With Dyslexia makes reading enjoyable and rewarding with fun-filled games and activities that teach children how to read fluently and confidently.













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We Were Soldiers Once... And Young: la Drang - The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam
by Harold G. Lt. Gen Moore
Narrated by Jonathan Davis
Audiobook

In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the la Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People's Army of Vietnam.

How these Americans preserved- sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up- creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway- the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting- interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.







City of Lytle
14916 Main St
Lytle, TX 78052
Ph: (830) 709-3692