August - New Books
The Bad Guys in Let the games begin!
Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator
In this book, the One is going to be reunited with the Others. You are going to actually meet the real Dread Overlord Splaarghon. And one character is going to change everything you thought you knew.
The cafe at beach end
Thayne, RaeAnne, author.
One of the most hated women in the country, Meredith Collins, whose late ex-husband was guilty of embezzlement and fraud, returns to the beach town of Cape Sanctuary to help run her late grandmother's Last Hope Cafe with her cousin, and meets and falls in love with a man who is not what he seems.
Sterling, Michelle Min, 1982- author
America, 2049: summer temperatures are intolerably high and humans are implanted with a "Flick" at birth, which allows them to remain perpetually online. When a high-profile client offers Rose a job to secretly monitor the mercurial architect in charge - in return for a home for her displaced mother and herself - she accepts it. Rose quickly secures the trust of her target; but in the north, she begins to sense a new way forward, and her objective shifts. Through skillfully entwined perspectives, the fate of the Camp and its select inhabitants comes into stunning relief.
Lorrain, France, auteur
Charles, le frère de Gabrielle, habite toujours avec leur mère, à Laval-des-Rapides. Vieux garçon, la quarantaine bien entamée, le comptable se découvre de belles affinités avec Carole Thibault, la meilleure amie de sa sœur. Pendant que le couple apprivoise ces balbutiements amoureux, Gabrielle, elle, s’interroge sur un éventuel retour de son mari, Ferdinand. Devrait-elle donner foi à ses promesses de changements? Leurs enfants y réagiraient-ils favorablement? Pour Florent, le cadet de la fratrie, la vie est faite de choses simples et amusantes; pour Berthe, l’aînée, le secondaire et le début de la puberté riment avec chamboulements et confusion. Quant à la douce Louise, elle connaît quelques ennuis à l’école, mais goûte au bonheur d’une nouvelle amitié. Gabrielle, toujours employée à la biscuiterie, a du mal à oublier Christian, le charmant livreur dont l’amitié aurait pu se transformer en sentiments plus profonds…
The complete guide to sheds : design + build a shed : complete plans, step-by-step how-to.
If it seems like new sheds are popping up just about everywhere you look these days, that's probably because they are. From art spaces to music studios to quiet hideaways, sheds are not just for garden tools anymore. This new updated edition has everything you need to know to build a shed of your own, offering complete plans for sheds of all types and sizes, along with thorough information on how to design and build them
The epic tales of Captain Underpants. The maniacal mischief of the marauding monsters
Rusu, Meredith, author
No one loves Halloween more than George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Join the two best friends and their superhero pal Captain Underpants in this terrifying and totally funny two-story collection.This two-story collection features retellings of two of the Netflix series' funniest and spookiest episodes, "Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Perilous Misfortune of the T.P. Mummy" and "Captain Underpants and the Ghastly Danger of the Ghost Dentist."
Famous in a small town
Shipman, Viola, author.
For most of her eighty years, Mary Jackson has endured the steady invasion of tourists, influencers and real estate developers who have discovered the lakeside charm of Good Hart, Michigan, waiting patiently for the arrival of a stranger she's believed since childhood would one day carry on her legacy--the Very Cherry General Store. Like generations of Jackson women before her, Cherry Mary, as she's known locally, runs the community hub--part post office, bakery and sandwich shop--and had almost given up hope that the mysterious prediction she'd been told as a girl would come true and the store would have to pass to...a man. Becky Thatcher came to Good Hart with her ride-or-die BFF to forget that she's just turned forty with nothing to show for it. Ending up at the general store with Mary is admittedly not the beach vacation she expected, but the more the feisty octogenarian talks about destiny, the stronger Becky's memories of her own childhood holidays become, and the strange visions over the lake she was never sure were real. As she works under Mary's wing for the summer and finds she fits into this quirky community of locals, she starts to believe that destiny could be real, and that it might have something very special in mind for Becky...
Happiness : a novel
Steel, Danielle, author
Sabrina Brooks is a wildly successful, bestselling author of gripping thrillers. Unlike her fictional characters, Sabrina lives a quiet life. But behind this peaceful exterior is a dark, painful past. With the arrival of a mysterious letter all is disrupted. Declaring that Sabrina, as the only living relative of her recently deceased uncle, is now the heir to his title and estate outside London. This shocking news forces her to cross the Atlantic and see the manor for herself, stirring up her father's past and the secrets he kept.
The heart's choice
Peterson, Tracie, author
"Rebecca McCutcheon is the first female court reporter in Montana. During a murder trial she's covering, she's convinced that the defendant is innocent, but no one but the handsome new Carnegie librarian, Mark Andrews, will listen to her. In a race against time, will they be able to find the evidence to free the man before it's too late?"-- Provided by publisher.
La patate paresseuse
John, Jory, auteur
Vous avez le cerveau en purée? Installez-vous sur le canapé et rencontrez votre nouveau « potate »! La patate paresseuse a tout à portée de main et n’a pas besoin de bouger. Mais lorsqu’il y a une panne d’électricité, elle est obligée de quitter le confort de son salon et de s’aventurer à l’extérieur. Se pourrait-il que l’air frais et le soleil soient meilleurs que les images à l’écran? Les lecteurs de tous les âges riront en voyant leur nouveau copain apprendre que la base du vrai bonheur, c’est de trouver un équilibre entre le temps d’écran et le temps de jeu.
La surprise de splat
Auerbach, Annie, auteur
Ce matin, Splat décide de fabriquer un cadeau pour ses parents. Son frère et sa sœur veulent participer. C’est parti ! L’un préfère réaliser des poissons, l’autre un château et la petite sœur des bijoux. Splat a une idée pour réunir toutes leurs envies et créer le cadeau parfait : un joli aquarium. Mais une mouette vient gâcher la fête ! Heureusement, les parents de Splat sont toujours contents.
Le gecko qui chantait trop haut
Bright, Rachel, auteur
Sur une île paradisiaque baignée de soleil, un petit gecko doté d’une grande personnalité rêve de devenir une vedette. De l’aube à la fin du jour, Gustave se donne toujours en spectacle. Mais le chemin de la gloire peut être solitaire et sinueux... ce qui entraîne le gecko dans un voyage surprenant vers la découverte de soi.
Lallemand, Orianne, auteur
"Les chiffres. Découvre les chiffres avec P'tit Loup ! Suis les chiffres rugueux avec ton doigt pour apprendre à compter de 1 à 10.
Les enfants du fleuve
Wingate, Lisa, auteur
Memphis, 1939. Par une nuit pluvieuse, Rill Foss, douze ans, et ses quatre frère et soeurs sont enlevés par des inconnus. Emmenés loin de la péniche familiale et des bords du Mississippi, jetés dans un orphelinat, les enfants réalisent bien vite qu'ils ne reverront plus leurs parents. La mystérieuse Société des foyers d'accueil du Tennessee vient de sceller leur sort à tout jamais. Caroline du Sud, de nos jours. Avery Stafford, jeune avocate épanouie à qui tout semble sourire, est de retour dans la ville de son enfance. Lors d'une visite à sa grand-mère, cette dernière tient un discours étrange qui remet en cause toutes ses certitudes : quelle est vraiment l'histoire de sa famille ? D'où vient-elle ? Troublée, Avery commence à enquêter.
Linty : a pocketful of adventure
Shiell, Mike, author, artist
Linty is a ball of lint. He's been living a quiet, solitary life in a pair of hand-me-down jeans, where he has been nestled undisturbed for months, possibly even years. So it's quite a shock for Linty when a boy finally puts on the jeans. Before he knows it, Linty is joined by other pocket things, and his once lonely world is now filled with friends! But just as he's starting to get used to his exciting new life, Laundry Day arrives. What will happen to Linty and his friends? And what exactly happens to pocket lint when it goes through the washer and dryer?
Lion & Lamb
Patterson, James, 1947- author
Philadelphia is in a state of shock over the fate of two hometown heroes: Eagles starting quarterback Archie Hughes, and his even more famous wife, Grammy-winning singer Francine Hughes. One spouse is murdered. The other is the prime suspect. Veena Lion and Cooper Lamb are rival PIs working the same intense headline-making case. Between them, they know every secret in Philadelphia. Together, they prove how two wrongs can make a right.
Lore Olympus. Volume four
Smythe, Rachel (Comics artist), author, artist
"The rumor mill of Olympus is constantly churning, but Persephone and Hades are all anyone can talk about. With the constant gossip creating intense pressure on the pair, they decide to slow down their budding romance and focus on sorting out their own issues first. But that's easier said than done. Hades struggles to find support in his personal life, with Zeus trivializing his feelings and Minthe resorting to abusive patterns in their relationship. And while Hades tries to create healthier boundaries where he can--like finally putting a stop to his sporadic, revenge-fueled hookups with Hera--he still feels lonely and adrift. Persephone feels equally ostracized as her classmates shun her for her connection to Hades, and she can find no refuge at home, with Apollo constantly dropping by unannounced and pushing his unwelcome advances. And on top of it all, the wrathful god of war, Ares, has returned to Olympus to dredge up his sordid history with the goddess of spring, threatening to surface Persephone's dark and mysterious past and ruin her tenuous position in the land of the gods. Despite agreeing to take it slow, Persephone and Hades find themselves inextricably drawn toward each other once more amid the chaos. The pull of fate cannot be denied"-- Provided by publisher.
Davault, Kay, author, illustrator
A spooky-sweet graphic novel about a monster girl who sneaks into a human town to find a family for herself and her mythical housemates, only to unravel long-kept secrets.
Reminders of him : a novel
Hoover, Colleen, author
After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter's life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself. The only person who hasn't closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna's daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna's life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them. The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.
Seven girls gone
Brennan, Allison, author
"For three years, women have been disappearing--and eventually turning up dead in the small bayou town of St. Augustine, Louisiana. Police detective Beau Hebert is the only one who seems to care, but with every witness quickly silenced and a corrupt police department set on keeping the cases unsolved, Beau's investigation stalls at every turn. With nobody else to trust, Beau calls in a favor from his friend on the FBI's Mobile Response Team. While LAPD detective Kara Quinn works undercover to dig into the women's murders and team leader Matt Costa officially investigates the in-custody death of a witness, Beau might finally have a chance at solving the case. But in a town where everyone knows everyone, talking gets you killed and secrets stay buried, it's going to take the entire team working around the clock to unravel the truth. Especially when they discover that the deep-seated corruption and the deadly drug-trafficking ring at the center of it all extends far beyond the small-town borders"-- Provided by publisher.
Hoover, Colleen, author
Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does so, every single day. Caught up with the alluring Asa Jackson, a notorious drug trafficker, Sloan has finally found a lifeline to cling to, even if it's meant compromising her morals. She was in dire straits trying to pay for her brother's care until she met Asa. But as Sloan became emotionally and economically reliant on him, he in turn developed a disturbing obsession with her -- one that becomes increasingly dangerous every day. When undercover DEA agent Carter enters the picture, Sloan's surprised to feel an immediate attraction between them, despite knowing that if Asa finds out, he will kill him. And Asa has always been a step ahead of everyone in his life, including Sloan. No one has ever gotten in his way. No one except Carter. Together, Sloan and Carter must find a way out before it's too late.
Weather the storm
Roberts, Nora, author.
Welcoming: Danger rarely comes to Whale Watch Inn on Orcas Island. But undercover FBI agent Roman DeWinter knows something ugly is going on beneath the cozy surface. He believes there is an insidious criminal gang operating out of the inn, and all the evidence points to Charity Ford, the owner. When a hit-and-run attack leaves Charity shaken and bruised, Roman is left questioning if he should trust his heart or his head.