New Books for January 5

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All bodies are good bodies

All bodies are good bodies

Barkla, Charlotte, author
2020

Bold and beautiful, loud and proud, All Bodies are Good Bodies is an uplifting book about different body features and types. Through playful rhyme, it promotes the development of body acceptance and celebrates inclusivity and individuality.

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Antonia : a journey to a new home

Antonia : a journey to a new home

Dipacho, 1984- illustrator
2021


Barefoot dreams of Petra Luna

Barefoot dreams of Petra Luna

Dobbs, Alda P., author
2021

"Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border and lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution."-- Provided by publisher.

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Bear is a bear

Bear is a bear

Stutzman, Jonathan, author
2021

"Through all the many ups and downs of a little girl's childhood, Bear is there to provide love and support. Until it is time to say goodbye...and hello again"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Berenstain Bears too much noise!

The Berenstain Bears too much noise!

Berenstain, Mike, 1951- author
2021

When there is too much noise in the tree house, Mama and Papa Bear wonder if they will ever get any peace and quiet!

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Bright star

Bright star

Morales, Yuyi, author, illustrator.
2021

"Told with a combination of powerful, spare language and sumptuous and complex imagery that is typical of Yuyi Morales's work, this is the story of a fawn making her way through a border landscape teaming with flora and fauna native to the region. A gentle but empowering voice encourages her to face her fears when she comes across an obstacle in the form of an insurmountable barrier."--Provided by publisher.

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Bunny and friends

Bunny and friends

Forshaw, Louise, illustrator
2019

"Hop, jump, play, and find in this adorable flap book. With playful characters hiding on every page, join Bunny in this fun, interactive story."--Back cover.

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Chez Bob

Chez Bob

Shea, Bob, author, illustrator
2021

"A lazy alligator comes up with a plan to lure his prey by opening up a restaurant for birds--until he realizes that birds are even better as friends."-- Provided by publisher.

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Creatures of the flood

Creatures of the flood

Hunter, Erin, author
2021

The pandas of the Bamboo Kingdom have never forgotten the great flood that ended the peaceful life they'd always known. But for three young creatures born that day, the flood marks not an end, but a beginning--the beginning of their struggles to find a place in very different worlds. Leaf, raised in the sparse Northern Forest, works tirelessly to help her family find bamboo to eat; Rain, hot-tempered, refuses to accept a suspicious new leader in her Southern Forest community; and Ghost, clumsy and uncoordinated, worries he'll never fit in with his hunter family in the mountains. None of them know that the others are out there, but thanks to a mysterious tiger that's been threatening the Kingdom, they will soon find each other--and fulfill a prophecy that had been made long before they were born.

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Eight perfect hours : a novel

Eight perfect hours : a novel

Louis, Lia, author
2021

"On a snowy evening in March, thirty-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. The two strangers part, positive they'll never see each other again but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence."--Amazon.

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The end of bias : a beginning : the science and practice of overcoming unconscious bias

The end of bias : a beginning : the science and practice of overcoming unconscious bias

Nordell, Jessica, author
2021

A transformative, groundbreaking exploration into how we can eradicate unintentional bias and discrimination, the great challenge of our age.

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First Nations crystal healing : working with the teachers of the mineral kingdom

First Nations crystal healing : working with the teachers of the mineral kingdom

Blue Eagle, Luke, author
2021

With the permission of his elders and teachers, Blue Eagle shares the therapeutic and spiritual use of crystals as taught in the traditions of First Nations tribes. He offers guidance and teachings designed to spiritually and energetically prepare you for crystal healing work. The author explores the properties and healing uses of 40 important crystals and stones and details safe and effective healing techniques, including how to make crystal essences, how to program a crystal, and how to purify the energy centres or perform a healing treatment with Clear Quartz Crystal.

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An impossible promise

An impossible promise

Deveraux, Jude, author
2021

While they were lovers in the past, things are very different in the present. Liam O'Connor and Cora McLeod are both police officers and roomates in Providence Falls, North Carolina. Liam is trying to do as the angels have commanded - make sure Cora falls in love with another man. Liam is forced to face the truth about himself as he comes to realize that he truly isn't the right man for Cora. With his soul hanging in the balance, he must choose between a stolen moment in time or an eternity of damnation.

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The inheritance of Orquídea Divina

The inheritance of Orquídea Divina

Córdova, Zoraida, author
2021


Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Selznick, Brian, author
2021

An utterly unique collection of connecting stories about the transcendent power of love. Each deeply personal vignette will mean something different to everyone. Accompanied by stunning illustrations from Brian Selznick himself, this astounding new feat of storytelling from Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At the center of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love which will look different to each reader. Kaleidoscope is a feat of storytelling that illuminates how even the wildest tales can help us in the hardest times.

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Leopardstar's honor

Leopardstar's honor

Hunter, Erin, author
2021

Leopardstar knows her destiny is to save RiverClan from destruction, so as the rise of ThunderClan deputy Tigerstar shatters peace among the clans, Leopardstar must decide what kind of leader she will be.

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Little dreamers : visionary women around the world

Little dreamers : visionary women around the world

Harrison, Vashti, author
2018

"Brief, illustrated bios of women creators around the world"-- Provided by publisher.

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Little leaders : bold women in Black history

Little leaders : bold women in Black history

Harrison, Vashti, author, illustrator
2017


Little monster

Little monster

Fielding, Rhiannon, author
2021

"Belch the Monster doesn't want to go to sleep. She loves to eat tasty treats and play with her toys. But will she get to bed on time?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Magic tree house : the graphic novel. [2], The knight at dawn

Magic tree house : the graphic novel. [2], The knight at dawn

Laird, Jenny, 1969- adapter
2021

"Retells, in graphic novel form, the tale of eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie, who are whisked back in the magic treehouse to the time of knights and castles"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Mandalorian : junior novel

The Mandalorian : junior novel

Schreiber, Joe, 1969- author.
2021

Relive the excitement of the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian! After the fall of the Empire but before the emergence of the First Order, a lone bounty hunter known as The Mandalorian travels the outer reaches of the galaxy. When his newest bounty hunting target turns out to be a small Child, the Mandalorian decides the Child must be protected at all costs. Relive all the excitement of the first season of the smash-hit streaming series in this action-packed junior novel by Joe Schreiber! Includes an insert of color photos from the show!

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The missing piece

The missing piece

Silverstein, Shel, author
1976

A circle has difficulty finding its missing piece but has a good time looking for it.

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Missing, presumed dead

Missing, presumed dead

Berquist, Emma, author
2019

"Jane's ghost is haunting Lexi, who has the ability to foretell by touch when and how a person will die, in order to seek revenge on her killer"-- Provided by publisher.

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Mob squad

Mob squad

Dawson, Delilah S., author
2021

The village of Cornucopia is practically perfect in every way. Plenty of food, cozy homes, and a huge wall to keep everyone safe from the scary world outside. What more could a kid possibly need? Well, a lot, actually. Mal, a fearless girl, needs adventure, and her friends are right there with her: Lenna, a dreamer whose family underestimates her every day. Tok and Chug, brothers who love to build stuff (Tok) and smash stuff (Chug). They're best friends, and in a town whose grown-ups value safety over bravery and fitting in over standing out, they're the bad apples. But when a mysterious mob sneaks past Cornucopia's defenses, the village is in huge trouble. And nobody knows what to do. Finally faced with the adventure she's always wanted, Mal and her friends defy the rules their elders have always followed and set out beyond the wall for the first time. On their journey across the Overworld, they discover wonders they've never dreamed of and dangers they've never imagined. To save the day, they'll have to prove they're more than bad apples. They're the Mob Squad!

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Wotakoi. vol. 1, Love is hard for Otaku

Wotakoi. vol. 1, Love is hard for Otaku

Fujita, author
2018

"Narumi Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she's had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she's gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn't she just date him instead?"--Back cover.

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