The Flight of the Silvers

The flight of the silvers [sound recording]By Price, Daniel, 1970-
Six survivors from our Earth find themselves living on an alternate Earth, where cars fly, time can be reversed, and they have many enemies.
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The Past

The PastBy Hadley, Tessa author.
Hadley’s masterful storytelling, astute insight into her characters, and attention to minute details combine to create this satisfying family drama set mainly at a summer home outside London which has fallen into disrepair and where they all used to vacation.... Read more
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Rosalie Lightning

Rosalie Lightning : a graphic memoirBy Hart, Tom, 1969-
Tom Hart teaches at New York City’s School of Visual Arts and is Director of the Sequential Artists Workshop in Florida. He is the creator of the Hutch Owens comics. His graphic memoir, Rosalie Lightning, is a tribute to his daughter, who died suddenly in her crib at the age of two. Hart pours out his heart in this book, in words and pictures, to the extent that the sensitive reader will be moved to tears.... Read more
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Best-Loved Books for Preschoolers (14 items)

Miss Nelson is missing!By Allard, Harry, 1928-
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
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Community Reads Book Suggestions for Grades 6-8 (11 items)

A jar of dreamsBy Uchida, Yoshiko
A young girl grows up in a closely-knit Japanese American family in California during the 1930's, a time of great prejudice.
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Community Reads K-5 (10 items)

Tea with milkBy Say, Allen
After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.
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The Evolution of Everything : How New Ideas Emerge

The evolution of everything : how new ideas emergeBy Ridley, Matt author.
Matt Ridley, a writer for The Times (London) and The Wall Street Journal, author of The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, offers up his newest book, which is sure to engender vigorous debate.... Read more
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Democracy in Black : How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

Democracy in black : how race still enslaves the American soulBy Glaude, Eddie S., Jr., 1968-
Princeton University professor Glaude’s important book debunks any notion of America being a post-racial society. The challenges and discrimination faced by black people today are as virulent and substantial as anything seen in Jim Crow south, and it will take nothing short of a “revolution of value” to change because Americans continue to hold on to the “belief that some people are better than others because they are white”.... Read more
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Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of A Fist

Your heart is a muscle the size of a fist : a novelBy Yapa, Sunil author.
The setting is Seattle , November 30, 1999, at the protest to shut down the World Trade Organization (WTO) summit meeting. The narrative follows Victor, a disaffected young man who has left home after the death of his mother, and has been living off the grid for three years. His Dad is Police Chief Bishop, charged by the Mayor with keeping 50,000 protesters contained so the WTO meeting can begin.... Read more
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The Mare

The mare : a novelBy Gaitskill, Mary, 1954-
Hardscrabble Dominican pre-teen Velvet lives in Brooklyn with her perpetually angry Mami and little brother Dante. Velvet is sent to stay with a well-to-do white family as part of the Fresh Air Fund, which places inner-city youth in country settings for a few weeks. Velvet stays with childless couple Paul and Ginger, and falls in love with a rescued mare named Fugly Girl at the stables next door.... Read more
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This Census-Taker

This census-takerBy Miéville, China
Wildly inventive author Miéville’s newest book starts out with a young boy running down the hill from his isolated house to the village below, screaming that a murder has taken place. A nameless narrator is looking back at his childhood and what he remembers seems to vacillate from fantasy to reality...when the authorities take him back, his father tells them that his mother left them, but the boy knows what he saw.... Read more
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The Buried Giant

The buried giant : a novelBy Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-
Ishiguro is the renowned author whose books include The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. His newest, The Buried Giant takes place in rural Arthurian England just as the Saxons have invaded and there is a fragile peace. An elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, undertake a journey to visit their son; along the way they meet the warrior Wistan and his young charge Edwin, as well as an ancient Sir Gawain.... Read more
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Brooklyn : a novelBy Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
Eilis Lacey is happy living in a small town in Ireland with her mother and sister despite her uninspiring job and nonexistent love life. It is at the urging of her sister that she decides to take a leap of faith, and accepts an offer from an Irish priest who sponsors her trip to America.
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow


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Academy Awards

American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestsellers

Billboard Top 100 songs

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award