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Tall Money
by John Cappas

This is the true story of Chicago criminal legend John Cappas. One of the many places talked about in this book is Lyons, Illinois in the infamous late 1980s.

364.177 CAP

The Casual Vacancy
by J. K. Rowling

This book has a clever centerpiece: a casual vacancy, an opening on the vill- age council. When Fairbrother drops dead of an aneurysm
his death sets off a chain reaction.

FICTION ROWLING

Who I am: A Memoir
by Pete Townshend

Townshend, the principal songwriter and guitarist for the hard-living British rock band, The Who, lays his life bare in this candid autobiography.

BIOGRAPHY TOWNSHEND

Dancing Dogs: Stories
by Jon Katz

No one brings to life the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs better than Katz in this warm spirited book.

FICTION KATZ

Poland: A History
by Adam Zamoyski

Adam Zamoyski was born in New York, educated at Oxford, and lives in London. His books include biographies of Chopin and Paderewski.

943.8 ZAM

The Formula for Murder
by Carol McCleary

Victorian newspaper reporter, Nellie Bly, travels to the haunted moors of England to investigate the mysterious death of another journalist.

MYSTERY McCLEARY

Total Recall
by Arnold Schwarzenegger

The story of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s unbelievably true story: from his beginnings in Austria, to pumping iron to Hollywood to politics.

BIOGRAPHY SCHWARZENEGGER

Fox Tracks: A Novel
by Rita Mae Brown

The thrilling new mystery in Brown’s beloved foxhunting series. A string of bizarre murders is sweeping the East Coast, and the killer is closer than you think.

MYSTERY BROWN

New in the Youth Collection

Every Day
by David Levithan

YA/FICTION/LEVITHAN

Every morning, "A" wakes up in a different person’s body and to a different person’s life. "A’s" one rule is to never get attached. This works until he meets the lovely Rhiannon. That’s when all bets are off.

Such Wicked Intent
by Kenneth Oppel

YA/FICTION/OPPEL

When his grieving father orders the destruction of the Dark Library, Victor retrieves a book in which he finds the promise of not just communicating with the dead, but entering their realm. Soon he, Elizabeth, and Henry are in the spirit world of Chateau Franken-
stein, creating and growing a body.

Tales from Shakespeare (Series)
by QEB Publishing

YA/822.33

Read classic Shakespeare plays that combine modern day English with stunning illustrations for a trip back in time, and the ride of your life.

6 ACT Practice Tests
by James D. Giovannini

YA/378.1662/BAR

A new manual to help college-bound students succeed on the ACT. There are six full-length practice tests in order to help students determine their strengths and improve their weak areas.

Also in Juvenile Fiction...
The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: An Origami Yoda Book By Tom Angleberger
Sara and her friends seek romantic advice from the original Fortune Wookie.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel By Jeff Kinney
Greg and his friend, Rowley, can not find partners for the Valentine’s dance, until the night delivers unexpected twists.

Popular Picture Books

Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson & Raul Colon

EASY/HOPKINSON

In this version, a mother tells her children to turn off and unplug all their gadgets before bed.

Clifford Collection: The Original 6 Stories by Norman Bridwell

EASY/BRIDWELL

These are the very first six stories of this popular children’s series.


Chloe by Peter McCarty

EASY/MCCARTY

Chloe convinces her family to play instead of watching TV all night.

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