February 2015 — Additions to the Collection

Adult Section


  • Falk, Ben, The resilient farm and homestead : an innovative permaculture and whole systems design approach
  • Feldman, Alan, Immortality
  • Glueck, Louise, Faithful and virtuous night
  • Johnson, Marilyn, Lives in ruins : archaeologists and the seductive lure of human rubble
  • Lieber, Ron, The opposite of spoiled : raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money
  • Teicholz, Nina, The big fat surprise : why butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet


  • Archer, Jeffrey, Mightier than the sword
  • Callahan, Michael, Searching for Grace Kelly
  • Flanagan, Richard, The narrow road to the deep north
  • Hawkins, Paula, The girl on the train
  • Lovett, Charlie, First impressions : a novel of old books, unexpected love, and Jane Austen
  • Reilly, Matthew, The great zoo of China
  • Simsion, Graeme C., The Rosie effect
  • Tyler, Anne, A spool of blue thread


Juvenile Section


  • Adler, David A., Millions, billions & trillions : understanding big numbers
  • Aguilar, David A., Space encyclopedia : a tour of our solar system and beyond
  • Atwood, Kathryn J., Women heroes of World War I : 16 remarkable resisters, soldiers, spies, and medics
  • Bang, Molly, Ocean sunlight : how tiny plants feed the seas
  • Bishop, Nic, Snakes.
  • Blair, Margaret Whitman, Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution
  • Bragg, Georgia, How they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous
  • Brown, Don, Henry and the cannons : an extraordinary true story of the American Revolution
  • Burns, Loree Griffin, Beetle busters : a rogue insect and the people who track it
  • Butterworth, Christine, See what a seal can do
  • Carson, Mary Kay, Park scientists : gila monsters, geysers, and grizzly bears in America’s own backyard
  • Cousins, Lucy, Yummy : eight favorite fairy tales
  • Crump, Marty, The mystery of Darwin’s frog
  • Cummins, Julie, Women explorers : perils, pistols, and petticoats
  • Deem, James M., Faces from the past : forgotten people of North America
  • Dunning, Joan, Seabird in the forest : the mystery of the marbled murrelet
  • Freedman, Russell, The Boston Tea Party
  • Goldstone, Bruce, Greater estimations
  • Guiberson, Brenda Z., The greatest dinosaur ever
  • Heos, Bridget, Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
  • Jenkins, Martin, Can we save the tiger?
  • Jenkins, Steve, Eye to eye : how animals see the world
  • Lawler, Janet, Ocean counting
  • Leedy, Loreen, Seeing symmetry
  • McCully, Emily Arnold, The secret cave : discovering Lascaux
  • Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw, The horse and the Plains Indians : a powerful partnership
  • Person, Stephen, Saving animals from hurricanes
  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis, Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America
  • Prelutsky, Jack, I’ve lost my hippopotamus
  • Rusch, Elizabeth, The next wave : the quest to harness the power of the oceans
  • Rusch, Elizabeth, Eruption! : volcanoes and the science of saving lives
  • Rusch, Elizabeth, Volcano rising
  • Sloan, Christopher, Tracking Tyrannosaurs : meet T. rex’s fascinating family, from tiny terrors to feathered giants
  • Stewart, Melissa, No monkeys, no chocolate
  • Thimmesh, Catherine, Scaly spotted feathered frilled : how do we know what dinosaurs really looked like?
  • Walker, Sally M., Their skeletons speak : Kennewick man and the Paleoamerican world
  • Poems to learn by heart

Juvenile Biography

  • Burleigh, Robert, Look Up!: : Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer
  • Christensen, Bonnie, I, Galileo
  • Moss, Marissa, Nurse, soldier, spy : the story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War hero
  • Moss, Marissa, The bravest woman in America
  • Nelson, S. D., Black Elk’s vision : a Lakota story
  • Nelson, S. D., Buffalo Bird Girl : a Hidatsa story
  • Nivola, Claire A., Life in the ocean : the story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
  • Rumford, James, From the good mountain : how Gutenberg changed the world
  • Woodson, Jacqueline, Brown girl dreaming

Picture and Board Books

  • Baker, Keith, No two alike
  • Beaty, Daniel, Knock knock : my dad’s dream for me
  • Carbone, Elisa Lynn, Heroes of the surf : a rescue story based on true events
  • Cooper, Elisha, Train
  • DeFelice, Cynthia C., Nelly May has her say
  • Eaton, Jason, How to train a train
  • Fleming, Candace, Papa’s mechanical fish
  • Fox, Mem, Where Is the Green Sheep?
  • Gerstein, Mordicai, The first drawing
  • Gibbs, Edward, I spy on the farm
  • Hawkes, Kevin, Remy and Lulu
  • Holub, Joan, Little Red writing
  • Jennings, Terry, Gopher to the rescue! : a volcano recovery story
  • Martin, Bill, Ten little caterpillars
  • Park, Linda Sue, Xander’s panda party
  • Pizzoli, Greg, The watermelon seed
  • Stein, David Ezra, Interrupting chicken
  • Sutton, Sally, Road Work
  • Valentine, Madeline, George in the dark
  • Willems, Mo, That is NOT a good idea!

Early Readers

  • Rylant, Cynthia, Mr. Putter & Tabby drop the ball
  • Schneider, Josh, Tales for very picky eaters

Fiction Books

  • Appelt, Kathi, The true blue scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
  • Baron, Jeff, I represent Sean Rosen
  • Blackwood, Sage, Jinx
  • Collard, Sneed B., The governor’s dog is missing!
  • Graff, Lisa, A tangle of knots
  • Greenwald, Tom, Charlie Joe Jackson’s guide to not reading
  • Ibbotson, Eva, One dog and his boy
  • Kadohata, Cynthia, Half a world away
  • Lee, Jenny, Elvis and the underdogs
  • O’Connor, Barbara, On the road to Mr. Mineo’s
  • Osborne, Mary Pope, Danger in the darkest hour
  • Schlitz, Laura Amy, Splendors and glooms

Young Adult Fiction Books

  • Fforde, Jasper, The Eye of Zoltar
  • Fforde, Jasper, The song of the Quarkbeast
  • Lu, Marie, Champion



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