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Off the Shelf: New book look

With Spring just five weeks away but no end in sight of winter for us, I think some it’s time to hunker down, forget the cold and snow as much as possible with a great book! Let’s take a look at a few new and wonderful reads from the Children’s room and the Young Adult areas of the library.

“Lawrence the bunny who wanted to be naked” by Vern Kousky is a new picture book that gives insight to what it’s like want something for someone you love that they might not actually want for themselves.

Lawrence wants to run and be free like all the other animals of the forest, but his mother wants him to dress in a different fancy outfit each day because he is her own special little bunny. Lawrence is also a clever bunny and discovers a way to give his mother a taste of her own medicine.

Ever wonder what eggs do in the grocery store on the weekends before the customers arrive? Our new friend, Shel is left with a note that states, “WE ARE OUT! Will Return…Whenever We Feel Like it”. And though Shel would prefer to be left alone with his book, he does begin to wonder what his carton mates might doing on their escape in “The Great Eggscape,” written by Jory John and Pete Oswald. Shel learns how to let go, just once in a while, with his friends in this grocery store adventure.

“The Book of Diggers and Dozers” by Neil Clark is a new non-fiction picture book. It’s a little book that packs a big punch of information about all types of working machines. Each page is filled with an illustration of the machine labeling all its parts and detailing information, such as “How digger hydraulics work”. This book is a perfect choice for someone who can’t get enough of construction and working machines.

New to graphic novels in 2020 is “Knights Club: the buried city” from Quirk Books. “This isn’t a regular comic book!” this first page of the book warns us, and it’s not. It’s an adventure filled with puzzles and riddles to solve and monsters to face down, because as this page claims, “You are the main character!”

To begin your quest choose your character, decide where you want to go, solve puzzles and defeat your enemies. The good news is that if you fail you can just start over again. There are many possibilities in this comic that plays like a game.

In the new junior fiction book, “Confessions of a Dork Lord” by Mike Johnston, we meet Wick, heir to the throne of black and broken glass and the next in line to be the leader of the Grim World. The only problems seem to be that Wick is stuck in Remedial Spell Casting, his allergic to fire and brimstone, and as if that wasn’t enough, the bullies at school have taken to calling him, Dork Lord. If he can’t survive Middle Ages School, how in the underworld is he going to fulfill his great and terrible destiny?

“One of Us is Next: a Sequel to One of Us is Lying” by Karen McManus is a fast paced page turning who-done-it. In the first book, “One of Us is Lying,” five high school students walk into detention one afternoon at Bayview High School, but only four make it out alive. The surviving four must discover who and why someone set them up for murder. The second book takes place a year later. As the gossip of the events of the past year should be dying down, a new mystery appears in the form of a truth or dare game that one, or all, of the Bayview Four are destined to lose.

Come on in and checkout our collection of new books, you are sure to find something you like.

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