Library additions

The Oakhurst Branch Library has some new books on the shelves this month.
The Oakhurst Branch Library has some new books on the shelves this month. Sierra Star File Photo

New on the shelf’s this month at the Oakhurst Library are:

Juvenile Fiction

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. In this Newbery Honor Book, 11-year-old Delphine has it together, even though her mother, Cecile, abandoned her and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, seven years ago. But unfortunately, this summer, her father and Big Ma have plans to send them to stay with unpredictable Cecile.

Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu. Silly is used to feeling left out. Her three older sisters think she’s too little for most things, especially when it comes to dealing with their mother’s unpredictable moods and outbursts. This summer, Silly feels more alone than ever when her sisters keep whispering and sneaking away to their rooms together, returning with signs that something mysterious is afoot.

Picture Books

Guttersnipe by Jane Cutler. Early in the twentieth century, 10-year-old Ben and his family live in the poorest part of their city with other Jewish immigrants. There is never enough money to make ends meet, so Ben, determined to do his part, lands a job delivering hat linings to a hat factory after school.

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Hiking by Amy Beattie and Sara Coppin. In this book for young hikers, topics covered include things to bring; staying safe; distance and climate; terrain, and more.

Juvenile DVD

The Good Dinosaur. The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.


False Positive by Andrew Grant. A seven-year- old boy has disappeared from his home in the Birmingham suburbs. But the more Detective Devereaux digs into the missing child’s background, the more he discovers about his own, eventually shaking loose a series of harrowing truths.


Psych: The Complete Fifth Season. He’s got an eye for details and a knack for saying the wrong thing ... Fortunately for impulsive fake “psychic detective” Shawn Spencer (James Roday), his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill), is there to make sense of it all in 16 peculiar and witty Season Five episodes of Psych.

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.