Guilt at the Garage by Simon Brett
Carole Seddon’s trusty Renault is one of her most treasured possessions. So when it is vandalized, there’s only one person she will entrust with its repair: Bill Shefford has been servicing the vehicles of the good citizens of Fethering for many years. But how could something like this happen in Fethering of all places?
A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein
England, 1585. Poor student Kit Marlowe receives an unexpected visitor: Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster. Her Majesty’s spies are in need of new recruits, and Kit’s flexible moral compass has drawn their attention. He is dispatched to the chilly manor where Mary, Queen of Scots is under house arrest, to act as a servant in her household and keep his ear to the ground for a Catholic plot to put Mary on the throne.
Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
In Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café. Despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago.
Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright
In 1928, the Bonaventure Circus has become a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby and is no longer content to leave the reason for that rejection unquestioned. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth.
Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy by Adam Jentleson
Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the United States Senate, an institution controlled by people who are almost exclusively white, overwhelmingly male, and disproportionately conservative. Although they do not represent a majority of Americans today’s Republican senators possess the power to block most legislation.
The Riddle of the Rosetta: How an English Polymath and a French Polyglot Discovered the Meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Jed Z. Buchwald and Diane Greco Josefowicz
In 1799 the Rosetta Stone was discovered in Egypt. So begins one of the most familiar tales in Egyptology―that of the Rosetta Stone and the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. This book draws on fresh archival evidence to provide a major new account of how the English polymath Thomas Young and the French philologist Jean-François Champollion vied to be the first to solve the riddle of the Rosetta.
Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You): A How-to Guide from the First Family of Podcasting by Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy
In Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), the McElroy Brothers will walk you through the process of turning an idea into ear-candy for legions of fans, sharing their expertise on everything from deciding on an effective name (definitely not something like My Brother, My Brother and Me), what type of microphone to use (definitely not one from the video game Rock Band), to making lots and lots of money (spoiler: you probably won’t).
The Officer’s Daughter: A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness by Elle Johnson
Elle Johnson lived in Queens with her family; she dreamed of being best friends with her popular, cool cousin Karen from the Bronx. On an ordinary night, Karen was shot and killed in a robbery gone wrong at the Burger King where she worked. The NYPD and FBI launched a cross-country manhunt to find the killers, and the subsequent trials and media circus marked the end of Elle’s childhood innocence.
Hooray for our Heroes! Sesame Street By: Sarah Albee
Help Big Bird, Elmo, Grover and all of the Sesame Street gang celebrate the work that essential workers all over the United States do to keep everyone safe and healthy! A great book to read aloud with children so that they understand the important of working together as a community to help others in a time of need. Added content at the end of the book gives children ideas on how they can personally thank an essential worker in their community.
Age: Preschool-8 years