On the Shelves — Sept. 1

These publications are available at the:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary brings the beloved 9-year-old Ramona Quimby back for another year of troubles and triumphs as she begins fourth grade, tells everyone about her new baby sister, and shows off her amazing playground skills.

Where’s Waldo Now? by Martin Handford consists of page after page of illustrations filled with hundreds of tiny characters doing all kinds of funny things, testing the reader’s skill in picking out details to find among the crowd a guy in a red and white shirt named Waldo.

Ramona’s World and Where’s Waldo Now? were given by the Scott Hulder Family in memory of Garrett Bender.

Endless Enemies: Inside FBI Counterterrorism by Raymond Holcomb traces an FBI agent’s career in law enforcement from his first assignments in rural Georgia chasing bank robbers and fugitives in the 1980s, to the streets of New York chasing mobsters and drug lords in the 1990s, to remote outposts in the Middle East chasing terrorists after 9/11.

Oleander Girl by Chitra Divakaruni confronts the hard truths about love, loss, grief, and redemption in a story of orphaned Korobi Roy, who leaves India for America on a search for her true identity and for answers about the circumstances of her parents’ death.

No Stone Unturned: A Father’s Memoir of His Son’s Encounter with Traumatic Brain Injury by Joel Goldstein chronicles a family’s ordeal after their 16-year-old son Bart suffered catastrophic injuries in a car accident and their search for remedies — both conventional and alternative — that resulted in Bart’s remarkable recovery.

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann mixes imagined details and authentic history in the stories of four generations of women whose lives are connected across time and space by ties that bind them to Ireland and America.

JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think About Claims of Conspiracy by John McAdams addresses various well-known conspiracy theories and shows how they arise, how to approach such claims, how to judge the evidence, and how to use intellectual tools to make up your mind in the face of conflicting information.


Portales Public Library

Sidekicked by John David Anderson: Drew Bean might be part of a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn’t mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds.

Long thought dead, a supervillain returns to the city of Justicia and while superheroes begin disappearing at an alarming rate, Drew’s two identities threaten to crash head-on.

Don’t Eat the Baby by Amy Young: New baby brothers are stinky, loud and totally boring, but are they tasty too? Baby Nathaniel looks cute enough to eat, according to all the grown-up in Tom’s life, but would they really eat a baby for dinner and could Tom be next?

Amy Young puts a delicious twist on the classic new-baby tale that will leave children giggling and parents smiling.

Blindsided by Fern Michaels: Myra Rutledge isn’t ready to put the Sisterhood — the daring band of friends who’ve become legendary for meting out their own brand of justice-behind her just yet.

When former editor-in-chief of the Post, Maggie Spritzer, arrives with a new mission in mind, Myra welcomes her in. Maggie suspects that two Maryland judges are running a moneymaking racket that sends young offenders to brutal boot camps, often on trumped-up charges.

The judges are ruthless and powerful, and taking them down won’t be easy, but with formidable allies the gang concocts a scheme that will bring justice to the innocent and leave the guilty blindsided.

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