April New Arrivals

Quote of the Month:

“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”  ~William James

Mrs. Mylett’s Picks of the Month:

Fiction

The Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh

The sequel to The Crowfield Curse finds Crowfield Abbey falling apart. While making repairs to the church, William unearths a relic that’s anything but holy. In THE CROWFIELD CURSE, young monks’ apprentice Will learned he was gifted with the Sight: able to see beyond this mortal coil into the spirit realms of Old Magic. Protected by the warrior fay Shadlok — and befriended by the wry, wary hobgoblin called Brother Walter — the boy is just coming into his strange powers.
But now, from its very foundations, Crowfield Abbey has begun to crumble. As Will slaves to salvage the chapel, he discovers something truly terrifying. A heathen creature from a pagan past is creeping up through the rubble — avowed to unleash havoc on holy ground!

The Darlings in Love by Melissa Kantor

The Darlings have just begun their second semester of ninth grade, and love is in the air.
 Victoria: The sweetheart
Jack: The irresistible songwriter…but is he writing off Victoria?
Natalya: The overachiever
Colin: The perfect match, if only the game were less complicated
Jane: The drama queen
Simon: The Greek god… of mixed signals
In the face of both joy and heartbreak, the Darlings know that they’ll always have each other. Boys come and go, but the Darlings are still forever.

Dead to You by Lisa McMann

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It’s a miracle…at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn’t going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he’d be able to put the pieces back together. But there’s something that’s keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable…

Desert Angel by Charlie Price

Fourteen-year-old Angel wakes up one morning at her desert trailer home to discover her mother has been murdered by a lowlife named Scotty, who has vanished. Angel has no water, no weapon, but she knows that Scotty, an expert tracker and hunter, will surface soon in order to eliminate her as a witness. She has to run, to disappear, if she is to survive and tell the world what happened. Her flight takes her through a harsh landscape to places she never expected to be, forcing her to trust others for the first time and strengthening her in ways she doesn’t even anticipate . . . until it’s time to take a stand.

Non Fiction

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker

On December 6, 1917 two ships collided in Halifax Harbour. One ship was loaded top to bottom with munitions and one held relief supplies, both intended for wartorn Europe. The resulting blast flattened two towns, Halifax and Dartmouth, and killed nearly 2,000 people. As if that wasn’t devastating enough, a blizzard hit the next day, dumping more than a foot of snow on the area and paralyzing much-needed relief efforts.

Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Adventure by Craig Robinson

What were the most common surnames in the major leagues from 1871 to 2009? A lover of baseball presents the game in imaginative, often amusing graphs.

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