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Katherine Arden

Join us for our Summer Reading Party with special guest Katherine Arden!  We'll be celebrating the launch of Katherine's newest book, Dead Voices.

ABOUT THE BOOKBestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515050
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

Fly Girls, by Keith O'Brien

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Heather
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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328592798
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - March 5th, 2019

As a biography of five early female aviators, O'Brien traces the development of the airline industry in the 1920's and 1930's. These five talented aviators strove to be recognized for their skill and courage as pilots, not as women pilots. They paved the way for women to be accepted in the workforce. Their personal stories are filled with sacrifice and indomitable courage.


Washington Black, by Esi Eduyan

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Heather
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$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

Who could imagine an eleven year old field slave, Washington Black, escaping a Barbados sugar plantation to travel with his master's brother to the Arctic, Nova Scotia and eventually to England. A skilled artist, Washington Black produces illustrations that help to record natural history. A strong narrator, an unforgettable character.


Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli

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Heather
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

A book for our times. Luiselli shows how callousness toward other cultures erodes our own. A family of four leaves NYC with 7 boxes of poems, documents, maps and music in search of Geronimo and the last Apaches (father's quest) and ins search of two lost children who have runaway from a deportation center at the Mexican border (mother's quest). The road trip pulls the couple apart while the son and daughter are intent upon finding the lost children. Creative storytelling that transcends the usual road trip story.


A Festival of Ghosts, by William Alexander

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Kristen
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By William Alexander, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469180
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 7th, 2018

A worthy sequel to A Properly Unhaunted PlaceStart with that book, and you'll be eager to have another clever and adventurous story to enjoy in A Festival of Ghosts.  Both books are great fun but also multi-layered.


A Properly Unhaunted Place, by William Alexander

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By William Alexander, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481469166
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 7th, 2018

Set in the only unhaunted town in a world where hauntings (often friendly) are a part of daily life, this middle grade story is a wonderful adventure for any reader.  It will be especially loved by those who enjoy libraries, Ren faires, and ghost stories.  In addition to being a lot of fun, this book gently and wisely opens the way to conversations about the ways we deal with death, history, and other important issues. I recommend A Properly Unhaunted Place whole-heartedly.


The Guardian Legion

Meet some of your favorite superheroes at this event with The Guardian Legion!  We'll have activities and themed snacks, as well.  The Guardian Legion is a Vermont based Cosplay & Charity group.

ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

The Fighters, by C. J. Chivers

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Kristen
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The Fighters: Americans In Combat Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451676662
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 21st, 2019

The Fighters is a compelling and thought-provoking look at the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the experiences of six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. This book gives the reader a sense of context and of the overall arch of events while always focusing on the personal and specific.


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