Last Updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Books

EASY

Rufus Goes to School By Kim T. Griswell

Rufus Leroy Williams III really, really, REALLY wants to learn to read. He’s ready for kindergarten. He even has a brand-new backpack! But there’s a small problem: Rufus is a pig. “No pigs in school!” the principal says firmly. How can one very tiny pig with one very big dream convince Principal Lipid that he has what it takes to join the class?

When No One Is Watching By Eileen Spinelli

When no one is watching, it’s easy to be brave – to dance and sing, growl and cheer. But when everyone’s watching, this book’s shy young narrator finds it far easier to hide. With her best friend, Loretta, though, she doesn’t feel shy, embarrassed, awkward, or odd -- not one bit. Together they’re like two peas in a pod, whether anyone’s watching or not.

FUN FACTS

A Boy and A Jaguar By Alan Rabinowitz

Alan Rabinowitz has been called the “Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation.” Meet him here as a child who would like to be the champion for animals, to keep animals from harm. But he has a problem, how can he be their voice when he stutters uncontrollably? A real life story told with beautiful painted illustrations.

So, You Want To Work in Sports? By Joanne Mattern

You don’t need to be an athlete to love sports and you don’t need to be a star athlete to work in sports. This book will help you learn about well-known jobs in the industry and discover some jobs you might not have considered. Includes tips from professionals and all kinds of resources to get you started on the right path to a career in sports.

JUNIOR

Under the Egg By Laura Fitzgerald

When Theodora spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting, she discovers an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. There's just one problem: Theo's grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; could the painting have been stolen?

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing By Sheila Turnage

When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. So, Desperado Detective Agency (a.k.a. Mo and Dale) open a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. But Mo and Dale start to realize that the Inn isn't the only haunted place in Tupelo Landing and that people can also be haunted by their past.

YOUNG ADULT

The Body in the Woods By April Henry

Teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby join Portland County Sherriff’s Search and Rescue operation. They are teamed up to help find an autistic man. Instead, they discover a girl’s body and must work together to find the killer before he can get to them. This suspenseful murder mystery is perfect for readers who like crime scene investigation stories.

Rebel By Amy Tintera

After coming back to life and being trained as Reboots, Wren and Callum have escaped to join their own kind on the Reboot Reservation. Instead of freedom, they find that the group is led by the ruthless Micah and is preparing for a war against humans. The riveting conclusion to the Reboot duet will leave you breathless.

ADULT

Irresponsible Government By Brent Rathgeber

St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber left the Conservative caucus in 2013 and instantly became a rebel and independent voice for the principles of responsible government. Irresponsible Government examines the current state of Canadian democracy, looking at the failure of MPs to hold the prime minister and cabinet to account.

Shovel Ready By Adam Sternbergh

For 9/11, a story of New York City after a dirty bomb leaves the NYC half empty, with the city split into areas for the rich and the poor. A former sanitation worker who calls himself Spademan now makes a living as a hit man. But when he is asked to kill 18-year-old Grace Harrow for an unknown client, he begins to have doubts.