New books, DVDs hit library shelves this month

March 4, 2014 

Adult books

Hazardous Duty: A Presidential Agent Novel by W.E.B. Griffin (Fiction). The Presidential Agent adventures return, in the most surprising novel yet in this bestselling series. Colonel Charley Castillo has been ordered by the President of the United States to clean up Mexican drug cartels that have infiltrated the state of Texas.

Robert B. Parker's Bull River by Robert Knott (Western). This fast-paced Western has Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch following a crime trail involving bankrobbers, false identities, and two calculating brothers.

Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Fiction). Never go back — but former military cop Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. When Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th Virginia, the new commanding officer Major Susan Turner turns up missing.

The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood by Roger Rosenblatt (Non-Fiction). This story of the detective's childhood in New York City is suffused with acute observation, bracing humor and wit.

Children's and Young Adult Titles

Fearless by Cornelia Funke ((Juvenile Fiction). In this companion to "Reckless", readers travel to a land filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts. Follow Jacob Reckless as he searches for a resolution to a fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien. The story follows Bilbo Baggins, who – along with the Wizard Gandalf and 10 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield – is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug.

Spark by Kallie George (Juvenile Easy Reader). Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can't control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn't help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame?

How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks (Juvenile Fiction). In the mean streets of Victorian London, orphans must do the most dangerous and unsavory jobs just to survive: which is why Birdie considers herself lucky to be apprenticed to Alfred the Bogler, a man who traps monsters – the only catch is that Birdie is the bait.

Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson (Young Adult Fiction). Diribani has come to the village well to get water for her family's scant meal. She never expected to meet a goddess there – yet she is granted a remarkable gift. When the goddess meets Diribani's sister, she was eager that her sister would receive the same gift, but that was not to be.


Dog Whisperer. This DVD contains five exciting episodes from the best-selling book, "Cesar's Way." Cesar Millan's guidance and teachings help dogs and their owners live happier lives together.

Tales about Tails. This DVD features Martin Short as the voice of "The Cat in the Hat." And, what's better than a tale or two? "Tales about Tails" from you know who. It so happens The Cat knows a lot about tails; there are tails on beavers, and even on whales.

Wreck-It Ralph. For decades, Ralph has played the bad guy in his own popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart.

The Oakhurst branch library, located at 49044 Civic Circle Drive, is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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