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The following books were added to the library shelves in October.








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Guinness World Records, 2012
Presents the biggest, smallest, fastest, longest, and other record setters for 2011 in the categories of the universe, planet Earth, variety of life, time, the human body, skills and talents, adventure, society, sci-tech and engineering, popular culture, and sports.

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Kanouse, Patrick. The NOOK book : an unofficial guide

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Dent, Harry S., 1950-. The great crash ahead : strategies for a world turned upside down

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Macomber, Debbie.     Christmas cookbook
Novelist Debbie Macomber shares over one hundred favorite recipes for celebrating the Christmas season, and includes instructions for crafts, decorations, and gift wrapping, as well as personal memories and observations.

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Byler, Linda. Lizzie's Amish cookbook : favorite recipes from three generations of Amish cooks! Breads and spreads -- Breakfast dishes -- Chicken dishes -- Meats and other main dishes -- Soups and sandwiches -- Salads -- Vegetables -- Desserts -- Beverages -- Canning recipes.

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DeGeneres, Ellen. Seriously--I'm kidding                   Ellen DeGeneres recounts moments from her life, discusses what it was like for her to become the host of a syndicated talk show, provide the voice for Dory in "Finding Nemo," run in the Boston Marathon, and more, and includes a list of pros and cons about making a list of pros and cons.

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Ryan, Tom. Following Atticus : forty-eight high peaks, one little dog, and an extraordinary friendship             The author describes the experiences and challenges he faced when he set out, with his miniature schnauzer--Atticus M. Finch--to climb New Hampshire's forty-eight mountain peaks to pay tribute to a close friend and raise money for charity.

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Wagner, Margaret E. The Library of Congress illustrated time line of the American Civil War.

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Newton, Jim, 1963-. Eisenhower : the White House years.
Looks at Dwight David Eisenhower's time as president of the United States.

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McGinniss, Joe. The rogue : searching for the real Sarah Palin
Joe McGinniss shares his observations on the life, illusion, and reality of Sarah Palin, tracing her political career and the development of her public image, and recounting his day-to-day experiences during his efforts to learn about Palin's character and life.

AC\973\ONA 10/2011

Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994. Historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy : interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger     Contains the transcripts of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy that provide insight into the life of her late husband, John F. Kennedy, and the events and people that shaped it; and includes annotations as well as eight compact discs with recordings of the interviews.

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Belafonte, Harry, 1927-. My song : a memoir.      The popular singer and former UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador shares the story of his life and career, from his impoverished childhood in Harlem and Jamaica and his racial barrier-breaking career to his commitment to numerous civil causes.

AC\FIC\ASA 10/2011

Asaro, Catherine. Carnelians
A peace treaty between the Eubian Empire and Skolian Imperialate is in place. Kelric, one of rulers of two intergalactic empires whose rock star brother sings a controversial song, puts the peace between the empires in jeopardy.

AC\FIC\CAR 10/2011

Carlson, Melody. The Christmas Shoppe.     The small town of Parrish Springs is turned upside down when Matilda Honeycutt opens the Christmas Shoppe, which is filled with unusual wares that get the townspeople talking and change the lives of Matilda's customers forever.

AC\FIC\CHA 10/2011

Chapman, Vannetta. Falling to pieces : a Shipshewana Amish mystery.

AC\FIC\CHI 10/2011

Child, Lee. The affair        Elite military cop Jack Reacher, having arrived undercover in Carter Crossing, Mississippi, to investigate evidence linking a soldier to a murder of a young woman, reluctantly joins forces with local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux and tries to uncover details about a conspiracy which threatens to shatter his faith in the assignment.

AC\FIC\COB 10/2011

Coble, Colleen. Lonestar angel.      Five years after their daughter is stolen Eden and Clay Larson have separated and ended their marriage when Clay reappears and claims to have found their daughter and to find out the truth they must become camp counselors at a ranch in Texas where they believe their daughter is.

AC\FIC\DEE 10/2011

Deedy, Carmen Agra. The Cheshire Cheese cat : a Dickens of a tale.
A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.

AC\FIC\FIS 10/2011

Fisher, Suzanne Woods. A Lancaster County Christmas.
Instead of the baby that Mattie Riehl had hoped to give to her husband for Christmas, the holiday brings a young English couple, Jamie, an impatient young woman, and her husband, who get stranded at the Riehl household by a sudden winter storm.

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Hoffman, Alice. The dovekeepers : a novel
Four women, Yael--whose father, an expert assassin, has never forgiven her for her mother's death during childbirth--Revka--a local baker's wife who witnessed the murder or her daughter by Roman soldiers--Aziza--a warrior's daughter who was raised like a son--and Shirah--a woman born with uncanny insight and knowledge of ancient magic--are drawn to Masada, a mountain the Judean desert where, in 70 CE, nine hundred Jews withheld for months against armies of Romans.

AC\FIC\LIN 10/2011

Steampunk! : an anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories.
Some fortunate future day / Cassandra Clare -- The last ride of the Glory Girls / Libba Bray -- Clockwork Fagin / Cory Doctorow -- Seven days beset by demons / Shawn Cheng -- Hand in glove / Ysabeau S. Wilce -- The ghost of Cwmlech Manor / Delia Sherman -- Gethsemane / Elizabeth Knox -- The summer people / Kelly Link -- Peace in our time / Garth Nix -- Nowhere fast / Christopher Rowe -- Finishing school / Kathleen Jennings -- Steam girl / Dylan Horrocks -- Everything amiable and obliging / Holly Black -- The oracle engine / M. T. Anderson. A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in an alternate universe where romance and technology reign and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.

AC\FIC\LP\WIS 10/2011

Wiseman, Beth, 1962-. Plain paradise : Daughters of Promise # 4
Seventeen-year-old Linda is happy in her quiet Amish community, until her birth mother arrives and pulls Linda into an unfamiliar world, where she finds herself questioning her beliefs, her upbringing, and what she wants out of life.

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Macomber, Debbie. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane : Cedar Cove #14.
Beth Morehouse is anticipating her best Christmas ever with her Christmas tree farm prospering, her daughters and her dogs doing well, and her new relationship with vet Ted Reynolds showing romantic promise, but her Christmas plans are complicated when someone leaves a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, and her daughters Bailey and Sophie invite their dad, Beth's ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas, hoping for a mom-and-dad reunion.

AC\FIC\MCL 10/2011

McLain, Paula. The Paris wife : a novel.         Portrays the love affair and marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Mowrer from their Chicago meeting in 1920 to their lives during the Jazz Age in Paris, but as Ernest struggles to find his literary voice, Hadley tries to define her role in their relationship as wife, friend, and muse.


Morgenstern, Erin. The night circus : a novel.                 A circus known as Le Cirque des Rêves features two illusionists, Celia and Marco, who are unknowingly competing in a game to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters, and as the two fall deeply and passionately in love with each other, their masters intervene with dangerous consequences.

AC\FIC\MYS\BAI 10/2011

Bain, Donald, 1935-. The fine art of murder : a Murder, she wrote mystery : a novel.

AC\FIC\MYS\BRO 10/2011

Brown, Rita Mae. Murder unleashed
Former investment banker Mags now living in Nevada, her dachshund, Baxter, and her great-aunt Jeep, reach out toa group of squatters living in nearby foreclosed homes, but uncaring utility companies, corrupt officials, politicians, and a murderer get in their way.

AC\FIC\MYS\CAR 10/2011

Carl, JoAnna. The chocolate castle clue : a chocoholic mystery.

AC\FIC\MYS\MIL 10/2011

Mills, Kyle, 1966-. Robert Ludlum's The Ares decision.

AC\FIC\MYS\SAN 10/2011

Sandford, John, 1944 Feb. 23-. Shock wave               Virgil Flowers, a detective with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is called to investigate when protests against the building of a superstore PyeMart in a Minnesota river town turn deadly, with bombs being placed in PyeMart headquarters, as well as at the building site.

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AC\FIC\VIN 10/2011

Vinge, Vernor. The children of the sky.    Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them--and among the humans--who seek power...and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed. On a world of fascinating wonders and terrifying dangers, Vernor Vinge has created a powerful novel of adventure and discovery that will entrance the many readers of A Fire Upon the Deep.

AC\FIC\WOO 10/2011

Woods, Sherryl. An O'Brien family Christmas            Dating playboy Matthew O'Brien has cost Laila Riley her career and her parents' respect so she breaks it off, despite Matthew's objections. Now Laila has reservations about joining the O'Briens for a family Christmas in Dublin as Matthew will likely be there, and she may succumb to temptation.

AC\FIC\WOO 10/2011

Woodsmall, Cindy. The Christmas singing : a romance from the heart of Amish country
Mattie's childhood sweetheart Gideon ends their engagement on Christmas Eve and three years pass before she learns the truth behind his rejection, forcing her to face the powerful emotions that bind the two childhood friends.

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Wright, Jason F. author. The wedding letters
Noah is preparing to marry Rachel. However, when a dark secret from Rachel's past surfaces, Noah and his parents, Malcolm and Rain, must find a way to heal Rachel's heart as well as save the wedding. Perhaps a scrapbook of wedding letters filled with good wishes and marriage advice will hold the key the couple needs to find love and happiness.

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Patterson, James, 1947-. Judge & jury : a novel.      Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante and Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and juror for the trial of a notorious crime boss are the only ones left to seek justice after Mafia Don Dominic Cavello and his henchmen systematically eliminate everyone who stands in their way.

AC\LP\WIS 10/2011

Wiseman, Beth, 1962-. Plain pursuit : Daughters of Promise #2.      Journalist Carley Marek decides to take a break from her life after the death of her mom and goes to Amish country to visit her friend Lillian, where Carley becomes caught in the middle of her friend's culture and a community-shunned doctor.

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Brown, Sandra, 1948-. Lethal.
Honor Gillette discovers Lee Coburn, the man responsible for killing seven men the night before, lying in her front yard and is forced to comply with the armed stranger, who tells Honor that she and her daughter, Emily, are in danger due to something of great value that her late husband, a police officer, has hidden.

AC\MYS\BUR 10/2011

Burke, James Lee, 1936-. Feast day of fools : a novel   Sheriff Hackberry Holland protects the citizens of a small Southwest Texas border town and relies on his job to distract him from his grief over the loss of his wife and the mixed feelings he has for his young deputy, Pam Tibbs, but when a report is made that a man was tortured to death in the desert, Holland follows a lead to the home of Anton Ling, a Chinese woman who reminds Holland of his wife and is known for sheltering illegals.

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Preston, Douglas J. Cold vengeance.                       Special Agent Pendergast, on a quest to avenge the death of his wife Helen, uncovers a conspiracy that goes back generations, and must face the possibility that she was a collaborator in her own murder.

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Adler, David A. Cam Jansen the basketball mystery. When a special autographed basketball is stolen from the recently retired coach of a local team, Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to identify the thief.

JC\FIC\BRO 10/2011

Brown, Jeff, 1926-2003. The Flat Stanley collection.
Stanley, flat again! -- Flat Stanley --Stanley in space -- Invisible Stanley. Contains four books in which Stanley Lambchop is flattened by a bulletin board, serves as an ambassador for the United States and travels to a distant planet, becomes invisible, and uses his flatness to help win a sailboat race and rescue a classmate from a collapsed building.

JC\FIC\BUC 10/2011

Buckley, Michael. The cheerleaders of doom            Matilda "Wheezer" Choi, an asthmatic who uses nanobyte-enhanced inhalers and hates anything girlie, must infiltrate the cheerleading squad when former member of NERDS turned villain, Gerdie Baker, becomes a cheerleader and starts pillaging other worlds with the assistance of a device the criminal mastermind Simon helped her make.

JC\FIC\DEW 10/2011

Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama home with Mama.        Llama Llama's mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, so when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.


Edwardson, Debby Dahl. Blessing's bead
In 1917, Aaluk leaves for Siberia while her sister Nutaaq remains in their Alaskan village and becomes one of the few survivors of an influenza epidemic, then in 1986, Nunaaq's great-granddaughter leaves her mother due to a different kind of sickness and returns to the village where they were born.

JC\FIC\EHL 10/2011

Ehlert, Lois. Market day : a story told with folk art. On market day, a farm family experiences all the fun and excitement of going to and from the farmers' market.

JC\FIC\FAL 10/2011

Falligant, Erin. A surprise find.       An interactive story in which the reader chooses how the story progresses as the characters participate in a clothing drive at Innerstar U, with more than twenty possible endings based on decisions the reader makes.


Grant, Judyann. Chicken said, "Cluck!"                   Chicken wants to help Earl and Pearl plant their pumpkins, but she only manages to get in the way, until grasshoppers invade the pumpkin patch and Chicken is the only one who can stop them.


Greenhut, Josh. The African safari discovery.         Stanley travels to Africa with his brother, Arthur, and his father, George, in hopes of explaining his flatness through examination of a flat skull that has been discovered, and when they arrive, they find themselves on a safari adventure.

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Greenhut, Josh. The amazing Mexican secret.   Confident that Stanley can succeed where international spies and thieves have failed, Stanley's mom, who loves to cook, mails him to Mexico to get a secret herbal ingredient that she must have.

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Greenhut, Josh. The Australian boomerang bonanza   When his brother uses him as a boomerang on a beach near the Great Barrier Reef, the wind takes Flat Stanley halfway across Australia to the Outback.

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Greenhut, Josh. The flying Chinese wonders.     When he inadvertently injures a Chinese acrobat performing at his school auditorium, Stanley travels with the brother and sister duo to Beijing where he trains to perform for the president of China.

JC\FIC\HAS 10/2011

Haskins, Lori. Flat Stanley and the firehouse           Stanley Lambchop is awarded a trip to the firehouse after the fire safety poster he entered in a contest is selected as the winner, and while Stanley and his family visit the station, the flat boy is needed during a rescue.

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Haskins, Lori. Flat Stanley and the haunted house. Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother, Arthur, are excited about the Halloween party at school, and when they notice a bully picking on one of their friends, they come up with a plan to help.

JC\FIC\KER 10/2011

Kerr, Philip. The Akhenaten adventure : Children of the Lamp #1       Twelve-year-old twins John and Philippa Gaunt discover that they are descended from a long line of Djinn and embark upon a great journey to Egypt with their Uncle Nimrod in order to locate the lost tomb of the Pharaoh Akhenaten.

JC\FIC\KER 10/2011

Kerr, Philip. The Blue Djinn of Babylon : Children of the Lamp #2
Twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John have more adventures when they become involved in an international adventure involving the Blue Djinn, the supreme arbiter of all djinn.

JC\FIC\KER 10/2011

Kerr, Philip. The Cobra King of Kathmandu : Children of the Lamp #3
Twelve-year-old djinn twins Philippa and John agree to help Dybbuk discover who murdered his best friend, and are soon caught up in an around-the-world adventure in search of the evil leader of the Cult of the Nine Cobras and his invaluable Cobra King talisman.

JC\FIC\KER 10/2011

Kerr, Philip. The day of the djinn warriors : Children of the Lamp #4
Twins John and Philippa Gaunt set out on a dangerous journey around the world as they race to save their mother from her destiny as the Blue Djinn of Babylon, their father from a curse, and museums from a series of strange hauntingsand unexplained robberies, and, in the course of their travels, discover an evil force that is is filling the worldwith wicked spirits.

JC\FIC\KER 10/2011

Kerr, Philip. The eye of the forest : Children of the Lamp #5
John and Philippa Gaunt are pulled into a mystery deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle as they search for a missing collection of Incan artifacts.

JC\FIC\KER 10/2011

Kerr, Philip. The five fakirs of Faizabad : Children of the Lamp #6
John and Philippa Gaunt, expecting their lives to return to normal after their mother gives up her djinn powers, are drawn into a desperate quest to find five fakirs who hold the keys to the world's fate after its luck tips wildly out of balance.

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Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If you give a dog a donut. Simple text and illustrations describe the chaos that might ensue if a dog was given a donut.

JC\FIC\PAT 10/2011

Patrick, Denise Lewis. Cécile's gift.                           Cécile Rey, spending the summer volunteering with her friend Marie-Grace Gardner at a nearby orphanage, forms a special bond with a young girl named Perrine and decides to try and raise money for the children by helping in a huge benefit.

JC\FIC\PEN 10/2011

Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-. The great Egyptian grave robbery
Flat Stanley sets out on another adventure and finds himself in Egypt, where he must stop a band of grave robbers from stealing priceless artifacts.

JC\FIC\PEN 10/2011

Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-. The intrepid Canadian expedition.
Flat Stanley lets his new friend Nick use him for a snowboard, but strong winds interrupt their fun, sending Stanley and Nick on an arctic Canadian adventure.

JC\FIC\PEN 10/2011

Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-. The Japanese ninja surprise.
Flat Stanley mails himself to Japan to visit his hero, martial arts movie star Oda Nobu, and becomes his personal ninja.

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Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-. The Mount Rushmore calamity.
Stanley, a boy flattened by a bulletin board, sets off for Mt. Rushmore, where he and his brother team up with cowgirl Calamity Jasper for an exciting adventure.

JC\FIC\SIE 11/2011

Sierra, Judy. ZooZical.
When the winter doldrums arrive at the zoo, a very small hippo and a young kangaroo decide to stage a "ZooZical," a show to display their singing, dancing, acrobatic, and other talents to the people of Springfield.

JC\FIC\ZEM 10/2011

Zemke, Deborah. All I want for ChristmasIn this fun Christmas wish list for the animal kingdom, it turns out that a skunk wants a big bottle of French perfume...and a spider hopes to find a spinning wheel waiting for her on Christmas morning!