New Books in the HMCPL Library for the Blind & Print Disabled



DB 98326 Almost Just Friends – by Jill Shalvis – Piper is finally done raising her siblings. All she has to do is finish fixing up her grandparents’ lake house, sell it, and she’s free. She meets Camden and there is an undeniable attraction, but Piper’s family obligations aren’t quite over. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98345 Crow Flight – by Susan Cunningham – Computer programmer Gin and new transfer student, Felix, work on a school project that uses computer simulations to study the behavior of crows. As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. Some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.


DB 98363 A Long Petal of the Sea – by Isabel Allende – Roser Bruguera finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau as they both flee into France during the Spanish Civil War. Along with two thousand others, they board the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to take refugees to Chile. Translated from the original 2019 Spanish edition. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98332 Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease – by Yolanda Hadid – In early 2011, the reality TV star and mother of three was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, and migraines. Suffering from late stage Lyme, she describes crisscrossing the world to find answers and shared her research into eastern and western medicine. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


DB 98368 Say What you Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication – by Oren Jay Sofer – Mindfulness trainer details his method for effective communication by combining mindfulness with nonviolent communication. Discusses the importance of presence, intention and attention, and provides practical exercises for applying these techniques in relationships with romantic partners, friends, colleagues, and family members. 2018.


DB 98369 A New Day One: Trauma, Grace, and a Young Man’s Journey from Foster Care to Yale – by Rodney J. Walker – Author shares his experiences growing up on the South Side of Chicago and being in the foster care system due to his parents’ addictions to drugs. Discusses societal issues which affected his neighborhood and family, his school situations, and mentors he had along the way. 2016.


DB 98346 Pearl the Magical Unicorn – by Sally Odgers – Pearl, a magical unicorn, is still learning how to use her powers. With the help of her friends, Tweet and Live, Pearl begins to believe in herself – especially after they stumble upon three naughty, stinky gobble-uns. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2018.


DB 98367 Cul-de-Sac Kids, Collections 1-4 – by Beverly Lewis – Twenty-four previously published chapter books, written between 1993 and 2001, featuring a group of kids that learn the value of friendship and faith on Blossom Hill Lane. Includes The Double Dabble Surprise, The Chicken Pox Panic, The Crazy Christmas Angel Mystery, No Grown-Ups Allowed, and more. For grades 2-4. 2001.


DB 98266 The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs – by America’s Test Kitchen – Collection of sweet and savory recipes for aspiring young bakers. Includes instructions on how to make banana and chocolate chip mini muffins, tear-and-share pepperoni pizza rolls, chewy granola bars with cranberries and walnuts, mini tea cakes with citrus glaze, and more. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2019.