August - New Books at the Library

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The 6:20 man

The 6:20 man

Baldacci, David, author
2022

Every day without fail, Travis Devine puts on a cheap suit, grabs his faux-leather briefcase, and boards the 6:20 commuter train to Manhattan, where he works as an entry-level analyst at the city's most prestigious investment firm. Then one morning Devine's tedious routine is shattered by an anonymous email: She is dead. Sara Ewes, Devine's coworker and former girlfriend, has been found hanging in a storage room of his office building--presumably a suicide, at least for now. If that wasn't enough, Devine receives an ominous visit, a confrontation that threatens to dredge up grim secrets from his past in the army unless he participates in a clandestine investigation into his firm.

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The Bad Guys in : open wide and say arrrgh!

The Bad Guys in : open wide and say arrrgh!

Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator
2022

"WEIRD?! Nothing weird EVER happens in The Bad Guys. Like, you would NEVER see a chain-saw monster confronting a velociraptor who has eaten an elderly piranha, or the disturbing antics of a deranged dentist running amok with an oversized drill. NOPE. None of that nonsense here. So relax and be entirely unsurprised by the Bad Guys' next adventure!" -- Provided by publisher.

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Nightwork

Nightwork

Roberts, Nora, author
2022

Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother's head. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago, but kept up his nightwork. He cannot afford to attract attention or get attached. Still, he can't help letting his guard down when he meets Miranda Emerson. But the powerful bond between them cannot last, because not all thieves follow Harry's code of honor. After Harry takes a lucrative job commissioned by Carter LaPorte, LaPorte sees a tool he can use, and decides he wants to own Harry. The man is a predator, and when he strongarms Harry into robbing a Baltimore museum, Harry abandons Miranda cruelly, with no explanation, and disappears. But no matter what name he uses or where he goes, LaPorte casts a shadow over Harry's life. To truly free himself, he must face down his enemy once and for all. Only then can he hope to possess something more valuable than anything he has ever stolen.

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The ocean

The ocean

Mandell, Judith, author.
2022

Starring the Cat in the Hat, this rhymed Dr. Seuss Discovers non-fiction. board book about the ocean is perfect for nurturing a love of science in babies and toddlers too young for The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series! Join the Cat in the Hat and Things One and Two as they explore the ocean, from the sandy shore to the deep sea! Along the way babies and toddlers will learn fun facts about fish, marine mammals (like dolphins and whales), mollusks (like clams), invertebrates (like octopus and jelly fish), crustaceans (like crabs and lobsters), and much more! Almost as much fun as dipping your toes in the water, this is the perfect book for summer reading, vacations at the shore, and trips to the beach!   Illustrated in bright Seussian style and reviewed for accuracy by noted experts, there's no better way to introduce informational texts or the natural world to pre-readers than with the Cat in the Hat someone who knows a LOT about having fun!

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Summer promises

Summer promises

Roberts, Nora, author.
2022


Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass

Meuse, Theresa, 1958- author
2022

"It's early July, and for Matthew and his Auntie that means one thing: time to go sweetgrass picking. This year, Matthew's younger cousin Warren is coming along, and it will be his first time visiting the shoreline where the sweetgrass grows. With Auntie's traditional Mi'kmaw knowledge and Matthew's gentle guidance, Warren learns about the many uses for sweetgrass--as traditional medicine, a sacred offering, a smudging ingredient--and the importance of not picking more than he needs. Once the trio is back at Auntie's house, she shows the boys how to clean and braid the grass. From the duo behind the bestsellers The Gathering and The Sharing Circle, this heartfelt story about the gifts we receive from Mother Earth and how to gather them respectfully offers thoughtful insight into a treasured Mi'kmaw tradition."-- Provided by publisher.

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