New Books – 12/17/14

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We have added new books to the fiction and non-fiction collection.

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Remaking the John  is the story of the creation the toilet. Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom  explores the animals that are living in the Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster. Head Up Philosophy is a basic introduction to philosophy. What Color is your Parachute? For Teens  offers some career guidance for teens.

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Ghost Walls  is an account of archaeological dig site and the tumultuous story of the house and land. Fad Mania! highlights 20th century fads in America. This is Pollock and This is Dali  are biographies of  Jackson Pollock and Salvador Dali.

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Sara Shepard is bringing the Pretty Little Liars series in to a close with Vicious. James Patterson added another volume to the Witch & Wizard named The Lost. Rush Revere continues his time traveling adventures in Rush Revere and the American Revolution.


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We have just added the most recent volume of Naruto and a book of fairy tales in poetry form called Poisoned Apples. 

New Audiobooks

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We have added four audiobooks to the YA collection.

We have Revolution by Deborah Wiles, which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

Uncaged  by John Sanford and Michele Cook is the first in “The Singular Menace” series.

If I Ever Get Out of Here  by Eric Gansworth is about two young men bonding over their love for music.

The Family Romanov  by Candace Fleming is a non-fiction book-on-CD recounting the true story of the Romanovs, Russia’s last royal family.

Back in July, Lauren Pfendner who entered ‘Solve a CD Case’ Giveaway through Books on Tape. These audiobooks and a few more to come are the prizes. IVPL would to thank Books on Tape for these wonderful addition to our collection.

National Book Awards

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“The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and the enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.” Source

Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award for young people’s literature.

The finalist for the award include:

Threatened  by Eliot Schrefer

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin

Noggin  by John Corey Whaley

The books on the longlist include:

The Impossible Knife of Memory  by Laurie Halse Anderson

Skink-No Surrender  by Carl Hiaase

100 Sideways Miles  by Andrew Smith

You can find the history of the award and the past winners and finalist here.