DB 98497 Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party – by Alexander McCall Smith – Cornelius P. “Fatty” O’Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for his fortieth birthday, where they will tour his ancestral homeland and relax in the countryside. Almost immediately, things go terribly wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
DB 98519 The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction – edited by Neil Clarke – A collection of science fiction short stories involving or taking place on the moon. Includes stories by John Varley, Kim Stanley Robinson, Michael Swanwick, Stephen Baxter, John Kessel, Jack McDevitt, and Nancy Kress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 98526 Just Breathe – by Cammie McGovern – An unlikely friendship between David, who is battling cystic fibrosis, and Jamie, who lives with chronic depression, turns into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB 98573 Hop Skip Go: How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives – by John Rossant & Stephen Baker – Examination of the ways transportation, especially within and between urban areas, are transforming in the early twenty-first century due to advances in technology. Uses case studies across the world – including Los Angeles, Detroit, Helsinki, Dubai, and Shanghai – to illustrate points. Discusses the impact on city planning initiatives. 2019.
DB 98613 Cast Away: Poems for Our Time – by Naomi Shihab Nye – Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees. Commercial audiobook. For junior high and senior high and older readers. 2020.
DB 98656 Open Book: A Memoir – by Jessica Simpson – Memoir of the pot singer and reality TV star. She examines her own life and famous romantic relationships, sharing insights about her own need to please and what it felt like to be thought of as a walking blonde joke. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.
DB 98531 The Story Seeker – by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb – Aspiring reporter Viviani Fedeler plans to enter a newly announced writing contest. As she struggles to find inspiration, the New York Public Library is hit with a mystery involving overdue books, secret messages, and perhaps even a spy! Sequel to The Story Collector (DB 92263). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.
DB 98622 A Flicker of Courage: Tales of Triumph and Disaster! – by Deb Caletti – Four ordinary kids must find the courage to face their town’s evil leader when he turns their friend into a naked lizard, prompting an extraordinary adventure. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.
DB 98579 The Fierce 44: Black American Who Shook Up the World – edited by Stephen Reiss – ESPN’s The Undefeated staff presents profiles of forty-four black American icons from Robert Abbott, the founder of The Chicago Defender, a renowned newspaper to Stevie Wonder, a musical legend and prodigy who is blind. For grades 5-8. 2019.