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Hieronymus Betts and His Unusual Pets By M.P. Robertson

Hieronymus Betts is a little boy with a big imagination. Why have a dog, when you can take a dragon for a walk? All of his fantastical pets are fearsome, gruesome or just plain disgusting, but Hieronymus knows of something that is much worse than them all ... and much more fun to play with!

What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf? By Debi Gliori

At nine o’clock the mail arrives, and four o’clock is nap time. From breakfast to bedtime, everyone in town wants to know: What’s the time, Mr. Wolf? But doesn’t anyone remember that today is Mr. Wolf’s birthday? From Little Red Riding Hood to the Gingerbread Man, readers will love telling time with their favourite nursery rhyme characters.

FUN FACTS

My Cookbook of Cakes By Laura Tilli

Those with a sweet tooth will love this book! And those who like to bake will appreciate the easy instructions and attractive photos and layout. Cakes and cupcakes, simply made, and dressed up fancy, are perfect for a family’s special occasions.

The Horse and the Plains Indians By Dorothy H. Patent

Native Americans did not always ride horseback. The dog helped carry heavy loads until soon after the arrival of Spanish explorers. With them came that new helper, the horse, which aboriginals soon embraced as an essential part of their spiritual lives because of the importance, power, and beauty of these animals.

JUNIOR

Keeper of the Lost Cities By Shannon Messenger

Sophie has never quite fit into her life because of her secret – she's a telepath, someone who can read minds. But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious boy; she learns she's not alone. He's a telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well … she isn't. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans?

A Whole Lot of Lucky By Danette Haworth

Hailee never realized how poor she felt until her family wins the lottery. Soon she has everything she’s ever wanted, but the glow of her phone wears off when Hailee is transferred to a new school. Now, it'll take one social network page, a stolen first kiss, and a whole carton of eggs for Hailee to realize that not all luck is good, not all change is bad, and a best friend who's just a call away will always be more valuable than a phone.

YOUNG ADULT

Momentum By Saci Lllod

In the near future, energy wars are raging across the globe. Hunter is a Citizen whose father works for the government. When he meets Uma, an Outsider, he is quickly drawn into her world, fascinated by her people’s ingenuity, and finds himself racing against time and against the government to protect everything the Outsiders hold dear.

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) By Gail Garriger

Sophronia’s mother is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady and enrols the lively tomboy in Mme. Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage – in the politest possible ways, of course.

ADULT

The Coward’s Tale By Vanessa Gebbie

A magically lyrical novel set in a Welsh village for St. David’s Day. While visiting his grandmother, nine-year-old Laddy Merridew befriends the town beggar-storyteller, Ianto Jenkins, and learns about the Kindly Lights coal mine collapse which has cast a long shadow over generations of the town’s inhabitants.

The Aviator’s Wife By Melanie Benjamin

A vividly imagined and insightful novel of the complicated marriage of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow. Benjamin provides new insight into Anne’s life as a pioneering aviatrix, the heartbreak endured by her infant son’s kidnapping on March 1, 1932 and her power to endure and grow through this difficult marriage.