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New Books and DVDs

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Books

 Maple

Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree by Lori Nichols

Maple and Willow love trees—and now they are getting their first real Christmas tree. It is going to be the best Christmas ever! After a snowy expedition to pick out the perfect tree, it’s time to decorate. But whenever Maple gets near the tree, she starts sniffling and sneezing. Could she really be allergic to the perfect Christmas tree? And if so, how will the girls find a way to make this the best Christmas after all?

 Big

Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson

Bear is big, big, big, and mouse is small, small, small but these friends stick together through all the highs and lows!

 Hap

Hap-pea All Year by Keith Baker


The peas have rolled through the letters, numbers, and colors. Now, they’re back with all of their signature jaunty and joyful perfect-for-preschoolers energy to take young readers through the calendar. With bouncy rhyming text and playful pea-packed illustrations, celebrating the months, the seasons, and the holidays has never been so fun!


DVDs

Kubo

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.

 Petes

Pete’s Dragon

When a mysterious 10-year-old boy, Pete, turns up, claiming to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, it's up to a forest ranger, Grace, and young Natalie to learn where the boy came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this magical dragon.

 BFG

The BFG

Disney presents a Roald Dahl classic directed by Steven Spielberg. In an imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant.

Books

Autumn

The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick

Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright.

Freed only by Henry's death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry stirred up among his sons has intensified to a dangerous rivalry.

Cross

Cross the Line by James Patterson

Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer...with a conscience.

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case.

Slow

The Slow Waltz of Turtles by Katherine Pancol

Fortysomething mother of two Joséphine Cortès is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she ghostwrote for her sister, Iris. Still struggling with her divorce—the result of her husband running off to Kenya to start a crocodile farm with his mistress—she is now entangled too in a messy lie orchestrated by her sister. And just when things seem they can't get any more complicated, people start turning up dead in her neighborhood.


DVDs

 Dont

Don’t Breathe

A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.

 All

All the Way

Bryan Cranston stars as President Lyndon B. Johnson in the dramatic story of his tumultuous first year in office and his fight for the passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act.

 War

War Dogs

The true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Books

 Dan

Dan and Phil Go Outside by Dan Howell

YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) were just two awkward guys who shared their lives on the Internet…until now.

Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight, actually went outside. Traveling around the world on tour, they have collected hundreds of exclusive, intimate, and funny photos, as well as revealing and candid side notes, to show the behind-the-scenes story of their adventure.

Singing

The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

With an introduction by Jack Zipes, noted fairy tale historian and Grimm expert, Shaun Tan's latest is like a brilliant museum exhibition that leads readers through the tales of the Brothers Grimm accompanied by sculptures of incredible power and originality. Each spread pairs a short excerpt from the tale with a Tan sculpture. Fuller descriptions of the tales are included in the back matter, along with suggestions of where to read complete retellings.