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Sep 20

This Fall Cuddle Up with a Good Book!

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:25 AM by Lindsey Kult

Today is the first day of fall! The weather has been getting cooler for a few weeks now and as you get cozy under a blanket you should consider reading one of the books on this blog! 

Read with your children! 
  1. Mouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  2. Fall Leaf Project by Margaret McNamara (available at the Howard Miller Library) 
  3. Bramble and Maggie: Spooky Season by Jessie Haas (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  4. Fancy Nancy and the fall foliage by Jane O'Connor (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  5. Fall is Here! by Frankie Jones (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  6. Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  7. A Walk in the Deciduous Forest by Rebecca L. Johnson (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  8. Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt (place a hold on this book to receive it from another library - on Fall__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=pearl )
  9. The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner (place a hold on this book to receive it from another library - Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=pearl )
  10. The Fall Festival by Mercer Mayer (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  11. The Fairest of the Fall (Disney Princess) by Melissa Lagonegro (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  12. Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka (available at the Howard Miller Library)
  13. Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley (place a hold on this book to receive it from another library - is not easy__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=pearl )
  14. Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon (place a hold on this book to receive it from another library - is not easy__P0,3__Orightresult__U__X1?lang=eng&suite=pearl )
  15. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson (available at the Howard Miller Library) 
Childrens Fall Collage

New Books Coming Out this Fall: 
  1. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Came out on 9/13) (available on Overdrive and you can request to be on the hold list)
     "One afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited and kisses Franny’s mother, Beverly–thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. In her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family. Their history becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing the siblings to come to terms with their losses, guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another."
  2. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (Comes out on 10/11) (Ask to be placed on the hold list today!)
    "During a routine checkup on a newborn, labor and delivery nurse Ruth Jefferson is reassigned because the parents are white supremacists and don't want an African American to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case, but insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is a losing strategy. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust and learn that what they've been taught their whole lives about others - and themselves - might be wrong."
  3. Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch (Came out on 9/6) (Request a hold to receive it from another library today! - Mr. M__Orightresult__U__X7?lang=eng&suite=pearl _ )  "Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on the true story of a history teacher who went missing after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. Now, M's career is fading - but not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him and his wife. From alternating points of view, where no one is to be trusted, Herman Koch weaves a tale of a writer in decline, a teenage couple in love, a missing teacher, and a single book that entwines all of their fates." 
  4. Thrice The Brindled Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley - A personal favorite series of Howard Miller Public Library's tech aide Lindsey! (Came out on 9/20) (Ask to be placed on the hold list today!) 
    "Home in England after being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is on an errand to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man's body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. Little does she know that what awaits her will shake Flavia to the very core." 
  5. Mischling by Affinity Konar (Came out on 9/6) (Ask to be placed on the hold list today!)
    "It's 1944 when twin sisters Pearl and Stasha arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. As part of the experimental population of twins known as Mengele's Zoo, the girls experience privileges and horrors unknown to others, and they find themselves changed, stripped of the personalities they once shared. That winter, at a concert orchestrated by Mengele, Pearl disappears. When the camp is liberated by the Red Army, Stasha and her companion, Feliks - a boy bent on vengeance for his own twin-travel through Poland's devastation, believing that Mengele may be captured and brought to justice within the ruins of the Warsaw Zoo." 
  6. The Spy by Paulo Coelho (Comes out 11/22) (Ask to be placed on the hold list today!)
    "On the occasion of the centenary of Mata Hari's execution for espionage in 1917, Paulo Coelho reconsiders her life and character in a fictional memoir. In a series of letters, written from prison on the eve of her death, Mata Hari reflects on the choices she has made to always pursue her own truth - from her childhood in a small Dutch town, to unhappy years as the wife of an alcoholic diplomat in Java, to her calculated rise to celebrity in Paris and across Europe as an exotic dancer and confidante to the most powerful men of the time."
  7. Truevine by Beth Macy (Comes out 10/18) (Ask to be placed on the hold list today!) 
    "In 1899, George and Willie Muse were kidnapped from a sharecropping farm in the Jim Crow South. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even 'Ambassadors from Mars.' Back home, their mother never accepted that they were gone and spent 28 years trying to get them back." 
  8. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (Comes out on 10/18) (Ask to be placed on the hold list today!)
    "Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow." 
  9. By Gaslight by Steven Price (Comes out on 10/4) (Ask to be placed on the hold list today!)
    "London, 1885. Three years before the Whitechapel killings, a severed head is dredged from the Thames; ten miles away, a woman's body is discovered on Edgeware Road. The famed American detective William Pinkerton is summoned by Scotland Yard to investigate. The dead woman fits the description of someone he believed would lead him to a man he has been hunting since his father's death. Edward Shade is an industrialist without a past, a fabled con, a thief of other men's futures - he seems a ghost, a man of smoke. The obsessive hunt for him that began in the last days of the Civil War becomes Pinkerton's inheritance."
Fall Adult Collage