New titles at the Oakhurst Library that hit shelves this month include:
* The Escape by David Baldacci (Fiction). In David Baldacci’s blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten, he enthralled readers with John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But all his training, all his experience, all his skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother.
* Paw and Order (A Chet and Bernie Mystery) by Spencer Quinn (Mystery). In the seventh book in this bestselling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. Chet and Bernie pay a visit to Bernie’s girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, a crack reporter living in DC. She’s working on a big story she can’t talk about, but when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest.
* A Tent By The Creek: Memoirs of a U.S. Forest Service wife 1939-1946 by Jean Werly (Non-Fiction). You will enjoy this special time remembered – a charming story recounting life on a ranger station, the men and their work and life-long friendships; all the backdrop to a sweet, light hearted love story. Throughout, there will be smiles, chuckles and laugh-out-loud adventures. Author Jean Werly also gives an interesting first-hand look at local history and life during the Depression and World War II.
* The Giver. The story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas learns of the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past - which turns into a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most.
* Arctic Tale. Set in the vast snow kingdom at the top of the world, Arctic Tale is a real-life adventure from the people who brought you March of the Penguins. Join narrator Queen Latifah as she follows two very different arctic creatures, Nanu the polar bear cub and Seela the walrus pup, through exciting and harrowing struggles for survival.
* Freedom Force. A time traveling adventure of epic proportions. There is a plot underway to change the writings of legendary author Jules Verne in order to influence the course of history. Four kids are secretly recruited to be the Freedom Force – a gang of unlikely heroes who travel through time and enter tales such as “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Around the World in Eighty Days,” and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.”
Children’s and Young Adult titles
* Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman (Picture Book). Lulu has never been to the beach but she knows she is going to love it, until she sees just how big and loud the ocean is. She and her dog Bingo decide that they will make sandcastles, fly kites, and get ice cream instead of swimming. But then the ocean waves snatch Lulu’s favorite pail. This is a job for Ladybug Girl. When Lulu is Ladybug Girl, she is brave and nothing can stop her.
* A Walk in the Woods: Into the Field Guide by Emily Laber-Warren (Juvenile Non-Fiction). This portable, durable guide is a unique, hands-on introduction to cool, common critters, trees, flowers, and rocks found in the woods all over North America. Throughout the book are suggestions for engaging kids in their outdoor adventures – a guide to edible berries; charts of animal tracks, homes, and droppings; how-to projects such as pressing flowers, rubbing leaves, and even climbing trees.
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.