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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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Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale
(My First I Can Read)
by James Dean
Easy / Beginner

Pete the Cat whips up something extra cool in the next Pete the Cat My first I can Read tale.

The school's bake sale is a day away! Pete tries to make something yummy for his friends. But he seems to be only making a giant mess! Will Pete have something delicious in time for the bake sale?

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Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate
by Sara Levine
Easy Non-Fiction

This new book features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) different colors "talk" to. A fun nonfiction presentation of science information that may be new to many kids and adults!

Be a Maker
by Katey Howes
Easy (Picture)
How many things can you make in a day? A tower, a friend, a change? Rhyme, repetition and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make-- and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This simple, layered story celebrates creativity through beautiful rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations with a timely message.

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The Unteachables.jpgThe Unteachables
by Gordon Korman
Juvenile (Chapter)

A hilarious new middle grade novel about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher.

The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. Like Aldo, with anger management issues; Parker, who can't read; Kiana, who doesn't even belong in the class- or any class; and Elaine (rhymes with pain). The Unteachables have been removed from the student body and isolated in room 117.

Their teacher is Mr. Zachary Kermit, the most burned out teacher in all of Greenwich. He was once a rising star, but his career was shattered by a cheating scandal that still haunts him. After years of phoning it in, he is finally one year away from early retirement. But the superintendent has his own plans to torpedo that idea- and it involves assigning Mr. Kermit to the Unteachables.

The Unteachables never thought they'd find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. And Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction- and maybe even a shot at redemption.

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Backyard Astronomy Experiments
(Backyard Scientist)
by Alix Wood
Juvenile Non Fiction

The universe is an incomprehensible expanse of wonder. Perhaps the most wondrous thing is that we can catch a glimpse of it from our backyards. Readers of this cosmic book will learn about outer space through fun, hands-on experiments. Each project can easily be done at home. What's Happening sidebars explain the science behind each activity, introducing readers to key astronomy information. Step-by-step instructions and full color photographs ensure each project is accessible. Readers will reach for the stars with this epic book of astronomy experiments.

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A Visual Guide to Human Physiology
by Sol90 Editorial Staff
YA Non-Fiction

Readers will be fascinated by this vibrant, expansive book on the function of the human body and the interplay between its systems. They will learn how bones and muscles work together, how the senses function, how speech works, and so much more with the aid of full-color illustrations, diagrams, and infographics. From the basics of what makes up the human body to the complicated control center of the brain, this guide will engage readers and impart a richer understanding of their own physical forms.

Two Weeks
(The Baxter Family #5)
by Karen Kingsbury
Large Print

Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first steps towards his dream- a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of high school he meets Elise, a mysterious new girl who captures his attention- and heart- from day one.

Elise has her heart set on mending her wild ways and rediscovering the good girl she used to be. But not long after the semester starts, she discovers she's pregnant. Eighteen and alone, she shares her secret with Cole. Undaunted by the news, and in love for the first time in his life, Cole is determined to support Elise- even if it means skipping college, marrying her, and raising another man's baby.

When Elise decides to place her baby up for adoption, she is matched with Aaron and Lucy Williams, who moved to Bloomington, Indiana to escape seven painful years of infertility.

But as Elise's due date draws near, she becomes focused on one truth: she has two weeks to change her mind about the adoption. With Cole keeping vigil and Lucy and Aaron waiting to welcome their new baby, Elise makes an unexpected decision- one that changes everyone's plans.

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The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It:
The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide
by John Seymour
Adult Non-Fiction

For over 40 years, John Seymour has inspired thousands to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices with his advice on living sustainably. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live it offers step-by-step instructions on everything from chopping trees to harnessing solar power; from growing fruit and vegetables, and preserving and pickling your harvest, to baking bread, brewing beer, and making cheese. Seymour shows you how to live off the land, running your own smallholding or homestead, keeping chickens, and raising (and butchering) livestock.

In a world of mass production, intensive farming, and food miles, Seymour's words offer an alternative: a celebration of the joy of investing time, labor, and love into the things we need. While we can't all be able to move to the countryside, we can appreciate the need to eat food that has been grown ethically or create things we can cherish, using skills that have been handed down through generations. With refreshed, retro-style illustrations and a bran-new foreword by Alice Waters, this new edition of Seymour's classic title is a balm for anyone who has ever sought solace away from the madness of modern life.

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The Golden Tresses of the Dead
(Flavia de Luce #10)
by Alan Bradley
Narrated by Jayne Entwistle

Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop's Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce's sister Ophelia is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. "A church is a wonderful place for a wedding," muses Flavia, "surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar."

Flavia is not your normal twelve-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional. So Flavia and dependable Dogger, estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire, set up shop at the once- grand mansion of Buckshaw, eager to serve-not  so simple  and endeavor with her odious little moon-faced cousin, Undine, constantly underfoot. But Flavia and Dogger persevere. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia's wedding cake: a human finger.

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