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Off the Shelf: New books

If you are looking for something new to read this month let’s take a look at the new shelves in Children’s. “Who Knew? Under the Apple Tree” by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is perfect for fall. This book looks at how animals and insects know that the seasons change and how they communicate that change to their families, and it all takes place under the apple tree. T.L. McBeth has given us another book featuring Randy the Badly Drawn Horse. In the second book titled, “Randy the Badly Drawn Horse and Dandy too!” Randy is getting ready to set off on his next adventure when he discovers that the artist has drawn him a friend, a best friend he never knew he had. Dandy is determined to be Randy’s best friend over all of Randy’s objections. Will Dandy be able to prove to Randy that they really are meant to share the pages of the book? You’ll have to read it to find out!

Just out in time for Halloween is Joe Magee’s junior fiction story “Fright Nights: The Haunted Mustache.” Years ago, in the town of Wolver Hollow, poor Bockius Beauregard was blown up in an unfortunate gun powder accident. Only his mustache survived. It was found by an apple farmer who thought it was a caterpillar. The farmer died of a heart attack once he realized what he’d found. He was the mustache’s first victim. Now every year on the eve of Beauregard’s death the mustache returns looking for a lip to call its own. Fifth grader, Parker, Lucas, and Samantha decide they must solve the mystery of the wayward mustache in this hilariously creepy story. If you like this frightening tale, you’ll love the next installment called, “The Lurking Lima Bean” which will be available in early November.

If fantasy is more to your liking you might want to try the Tales of Magic… series by Chris Colfer. This series serves as the prequel to the Land of Stories series that Colfer created in 2012. The third in the series, “A Tale of Sorcery,” is new this month. Bristol Evergreen is almost out of time. Almost a year ago she made a deal Death to find and destroy the Immortal or lose her life. She hasn’t found a single clue and now there is something dark and malignant rising from deep within the earth threating everyone and everything. “Sorcery, magic, and science collide in this thrilling third book in the Tale of Magic…series that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” You’ll find all three in this series in the junior fiction section of the Children’s room.

For those who love fascinating facts and world record the new “Guinness World Records 2022” can be found in the new non-fiction shelves in the Children’s room. Amazing facts and world records can be found on every page of this book. Did you know that the first x-plane was built from 1944 to 1945 and was first flown on January 19, 1946? There is a whole section on x-planes in the book along with hours of more interesting facts and world records, including the longest finger nails…yuck!

Please ask at the Children’s desk if there is something you’re looking for and can’t find right away; we’re here to help. And check out our monthly calendar of programming. We are slowly getting back to in-house programs for children with a variety of activities for all ages, from story time to book club for teens. You can also find this information our website at www.newulmlibrary.org on the Library Events page.

The library is located at 17 N. Broadway and is open to the public Monday to Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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