September Adult Picks

We picked out some more must-reads for the Adult Fiction lovers out there:

One Kick One Kick
by Chelsea Cain


Tough 21-year-old Kick Lannigan battled her post-abduction trauma by training as a martial arts and weapons expert. Now, she puts those skills to use tracking down a new series of child abductions. First in a action-packed new series.

Missing You Missing You
by Harlan Coben


It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years.

Top Secret Twenty One Top Secret Twenty One
by Janet Evanovich


Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum.

One Second After One Second After
by William R. Forstchen


The novel deals with an unexpected electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States as it affects the people living in and around the small American town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Great, thought-provoking book.

One Plus One One Plus One
by Jojo Moyes


A struggling single mom, her math genius daughter and introverted goth stepson get a ride to a math contest with Ed, who is being investigated for insider trading. Four days in Ed’s fancy car together makes for an interesting journey. Throw a big, smelly dog into the mix and I was hooked.

The Unexpected Waltz The Unexpected Waltz
by Kim Wright


This is a story of a 50ish woman who has to move on after her husband dies. Loved the characters because none of them are perfect! It almost made me want to take dance lessons… almost. I put the first book this author wrote on my “to read” list.

September Young Adult Picks

More great Young Adult books, picked by us for you!

Vanished : books one & two Vanished : books one & two
Meg Cabot writing as Jenny Carroll


Jessica is struck by lightning and suddenly has the ability to locate missing children, now she is getting attention in the wrong way by the wrong people.

Looking for Alaska Looking for Alaska
by John Green


Looking for Alaska has the sweet, funny narrative and believable characters you expect from John Green. It’s not quite as tear-jerking as TFIOS, but has an equally compelling plot and emotionally charged ending.

Prodigy Prodigy
by Marie Lu


June and Day make their way to Las Vegas, where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic. Book #2

Article 5 Article 5
by Kristen Simmons


Seventeen-year-old Ember, living in a world in which the Bill of Rights has been revoked, is able to keep a low profile until her mother is arrested for noncompliance and she realizes the officer responsible is her first love, Chase Jennings. Book #1

Kind of a Funny Story It’s Kind of a Funny Story
by Ned Vizzini


Craig, buckling under the pressure of attending an elite high school, checks himself into a hospital for psychiatric care. It’s Kind of a Funny Story is just about the most uplifting story about depression out there (and the movie is well done too.)

Fall Reads

Fall is fast upon us and we have some fabulous fall children’s books to help you enjoy! Come check out some of these wonderful fall reads!

Old Lady who Swallowed Some Leaves There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
by Lucille Colandro


The old lady is now swallowing fall things such as leaves and pumpkins.

Too Many Pumpkins Too Many Pumpkins
by Linda White


Rebecca Estelle, an old woman who has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl and her family had nothing else to eat, finds herself with a full crop of them.

The Little Yellow Leaf Room on the Broom
by Carin Berger


A yellow leaf is not ready to fall from the tree when autumn comes, but finally, after finding another leaf still on the tree, the two let go together.

Fall Mixed Up Fall Mixed Up
by Bob Raczka


The delights of autumn are described in mixed-up verse and illustrations, and the reader is challenged to uncover the errors.

Run Turkey Run Run Turkey Run
by Diana Mayr


The day before Thanksgiving, Turkey tries to disguise himself as other animals in order to avoid being caught by the farmer.

Big Pumpkin Big Pumpkin
by Erica Silverman


A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.

The Busy Little Squirrel The Busy Little Squirrel
by Nancy Tafuri


Squirrel is too busy getting ready for winter to nibble a pumpkin with Mouse, run in the field with Dog, or otherwise play with any of the other animals.

Come Fall Come Fall
by A.C.E. Bauer


Drawn together by a mentoring program and an unusual crow, middle school misfits Salman, Lu, and Blos form a strong friendship despite teasing by fellow students and the maneuverings of fairies Oberon, Titania, and Puck.

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September Kids Picks

Kids: These books are the best. Read them!

Crankee Doodle Crankee Doodle
by Tom Angleberger


“Yankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and called it macaroni.” Many know the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle’s overeager pony.

Ain't Gonna Paint No More I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
by Karen Beaumon / Illustrated by David Catrow


In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places. A great sing along the children will greatly enjoy.

Gaston Gaston
words by Kelly DiPucchio ; pictures by Christian Robinson


A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.

Midnight Library The Midnight Library
by Kazuno Kohara


Once there was a library which opened only at night…When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book. But with a noisy squirrel band, an upset wolf and a slow-reading tortoise to help, they could all be in for a very busy night…

Stop Thief Stop Thief
by Adam J.B. Lane


A boy chases a robber through the town in order to reclaim his stolen stuffed pig. It’s great fun to trace their steps through each intricately detailed city scene.

B Bear and Lolly B.Bear and Lolly Off To School
by A.A. Livingston


B. Bear (formerly known as Baby Bear) and Lolly (short for Goldilocks) are best friends. After all, they like all the same things. With a bear-and-girl friendship that fits just right, this duo is ready for any adventure…even going to school for the first time.

Part-time Princess Part-time Princess
by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Cambria Evans.


A regular girl is a princess hero by night, acing her trapeze exams, negotiating with dragons, and ballroom dancing with trolls and handsome princes alike.

Mr. Terupt Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea


Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special.

The Map Trap The Map Trap
by Andrew Clements


Sixth-grader Alton Ziegler loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back. With the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed.

Revenge of the Witch Revenge of the Witch
by Joseph Delaney


Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.” Book #1

Graveyard Book The graveyard book: Volume 1
based on the novel by Neil Gaman


After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard, where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Rump Rump
by Liesel Shurtliff


This story relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin’s childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a firstborn child is his reward for helping the miller’s daughter-turned-queen.

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

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Capturing an engineer’s creative vision and mind for detail, this biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world’s most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.

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