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Adult Fiction

Don't Say a Word After the brutal murder of a Chattanooga judge, homicide detective Julia Cass, shocked by this recent killing, teams up with FBI agent Will Brannock to stop a killer who is mutilating his victims and leaving behind a gruesome souvenir.
Barton, Beverly.
Don't Say a Word
 

 

Adult NonFiction

Cats and Daughters: They Don't Always Come When Called Like the rest of us, the author's life has become more complicated, yet Brown's no-nonsense writing syle has the reader nodding in agreement with her vexation over a grown daughter's "strange" new direction in life. New family member Jonah the Tonkinese cat supplies his own vexing actions. The settings of both books, New Zealand & Austrailia, provide interesting glimpses of life far away.
Brown, Helen.
Cats and Daughters: They Don't Always Come When Called
 
Cleo the cat who mended a family Step into the life of a family dealing with sudden grief, yet open to the comforting, zany distractions of little black Cleo. This memoir by the New Zealand author will appeal to a much wider audience than just those who adore cats. It is a must-read BEFORE the sequel (Cats and Daughters: They Don't Always Come When Called).
Brown, Helen.
Cleo, the Cat Who Mended a Family
 
Raising Financially Confident Kids Gives parents a creative plan for teaching their children how to manage money wisely, including teaching them about debt, eliminating an attitude of entitlement, and being honest about the consequences of easy spending. Great for those parents looking for ways to save and for those considering giving an allowance or looking for an alternative.
Hunt, Mary.
Raising Financially Confident Kids
 
Space Atlas "Filled with lavish illustrations, this book is a grand tour of the universe. Three ever widening domains are presented--the planets, the stars, and the large scale universe itself--each including the ones before it and extending outward"-- Provided by publisher.
Trefil, James.
Space Atlas
 

 

Young Adult Fiction

Clockwork Angel
When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother
Clare, Cassandra.
Clockwork Angel

 

 

Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction

The Watsons go to Birmingham
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Curtis, Christopher.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham
 

 

Children's

Who Am I Pets

Guess whose hiding? With a peephole format to keep babies and toddlers engaged, and age-appropriate text introducing simple facts about favorite objects and animals, this new series provides the perfect combination of learning and play for the littlest readers.

Gardner, Charlie.
Pets
 
I Want My Hat Back The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
Klassen, Jon.
I Want My Hat Back
 
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, a descendant of King Arthur and would-be knight, sets out for adventure but neither dragon, nor cyclops, nor griffin, nor leviathan is willing to engage in a real battle
Kraegel, Kenneth.
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
 

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