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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.




yak and gnu.jpgYak and Gnu
by Juliette Maclver
Easy (Picture)

A romp in the river with Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe leads to a safari full of unusual nautical discoveries. A goat in a boat? A calf on a raft? A whole flotilla of whales and gorillas? No matter how many other strange sailors they come across, Yak and Gnu are certain there is no other beast quite like either of them. Climb aboard for a nonsensical voyage featuring an eclectic collection of embarked animals, awash in rhyme and tongue twisters perfect for reading aloud.



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by Pat Zonta
Easy Non-Fiction

Featuring six real X-rays printed on mylar, Jessica's X-Ray is a unique and fun look inside our bodies and the world of X-rays written by a professional X-ray technologist who has worked extensively with children. In the book, kids follow Jessica, who has broken her arm, as she tours the hospital seeing X-ray rooms and looking at actual X-ray, CAT-scan, MRI and ultrasound images. These real X-ray images are printed on mylar so readers can see firsthand what Jessica sees. An identification key at the end of the book also helps kids pick out bones and muscles on their own.


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Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House
by James Dean
Easy/ Beginner

Pete invites all of his friends over to spend time in his tree house. When they climb up, they realize the tree house is not big enough to fit everyone! They all work together to build the coolest tree house ever.






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(The House of Olympus Book 5)
by Rick Riordan
Juvenile (Chapter)

Nico had warned them. Going through the House of Hades would stir the demigods' worst memories. Their ghosts would become restless. Nico may actually become a ghost if he has to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge one more time. But that might be better than the alternative: allowing someone else to die, as Hades foretold.
Jason's ghost is his mother.
Reyna fears the ghosts of her ancestors.
Leo fears that his plan won't work.
Piper must learn to give herself over to fear.
Heroes, gods and monsters all have a role to play in the climactic fulfillment of the prophecy in The Blood of Olympus, the electrifying finale of the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.



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by Shannon Hale
Juvenile (Graphic Novel)

Shannon and Adrienne have become best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top... even if it means bullying others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group- or out?





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by Ruth Owen
Juvenile Non-Fiction

Imagine looking out your window and seeing a horde of moaning, rotting zombies lumbering your way. What would happen if a mysterious virus were to suddenly sweep through your town, turning people into crazed flesh-eaters? Where would be the safest place to hide? And what should you pack in your zombie survival kit? This fascinating new title gives zombie fans all the information they need to navigate and survive a zombie apocalypse. Packed with gruesome, spine-chilling details, the book takes readers on a journey of survival. Love zombies? Then lock the doors, hunker down, and dare to witness a Zombie Apocalypse!




Frostblood.jpgFrostblood
(Frostblood Saga Book 1)
by Elly Blake
YA

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating - yet irresistible -  Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king's tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her- and from the icy young man she has come to love.



The Bishop's Pawn
(Cotton Malone #13)
by Steve Berry
Large Print

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.

Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department Agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.
In all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy Lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department Lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces- the Justice Department and the FBI- are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King Assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr.
Malone's decision to see it through to the end- from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself- not only changes his own life, but the course of history.
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The Masterpiece
by Francine Rivers
Christian Fiction

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want- money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist- an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it's as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together... until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship- and both their lives- forever.

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Promise Not To Tell
(Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Book #2)
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Adult Fiction

promise not to tell.jpgA painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea- but she leaves her secrets behind...

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide- and her own past.

Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire... and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories- and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.


Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk
by Sally Smith
Adult Non-Fiction

fairy houses.jpgAdd an exquisite flourish of design to your beloved green space or garden by adding tiny fairy homes inter-woven with nature. Fairy Houses gives you the instruction and inspiration you need to start!

Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones at cavernous home improvement stores, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical adobe - the perfect addition to your garden.

Step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses are revealed in Fairy Houses, explained by master fairy house architect Sally Smith.

Begin by flipping through an inspiration gallery, find which elements appeal to you, and how they fit together. From there, you'll learn about building materials (found and natural), onsite fairy house construction, and how to light a fairy house.


Mary Poppins Comes Back
by P.L. Travers
Audiobook

Another timeless story about Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family.

From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. Jane, Michael, and the twins have never had such a wonderful nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement everywhere she goes.

In Marry Poppins Comes Back, the beloved nanny returns when she's pulled down from the clouds by the string of Michael's kite. In her care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons. Surprises are sure to pop up when Mary Poppins is around!
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Over The Edge (2006)
DVD PG

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating.. and learns a lesson about family himself.
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City of Lytle
14916 Main St
Lytle, TX 78052
Ph: (830) 709-3692