New Material in BPD

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



DB 97779 Westward Winds, Books 1-3 – by Amanda Cabot – Three inspirational romances set in 1880s Wyoming Territory, written between 2012 and 2014. In Summer of Promise, Abigail is headed for fort Laramie to check on her sister Charlotte. When her stagecoach is attacked, a fellow passenger saves the day. Also includes Waiting for Spring and With Autumn’s Return. 2014.


DB 97803 Virgil Tibbs, Books 1-2 – by John Ball – Two novels, written between 1965 and 1966, feature black detective Virgil Tibbs. In In the Heat of the Night the sheriff of a small Southern town arrests Tibbs before realizing he’s there to help in a murder investigation. Also includes The Cool Cottontail. Movie tie-in. Some strong language. 1966.


DB 98113 Moral Compass – by Danielle Steel – The traditionally boys-only prep school Saint Ambrose has just enrolled female students for the first time. After the school’s Halloween event, one girl is in the hospital with alcohol poisoning, and only a handful of students know what really happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 97811 My Dearest Julia: The Wartime Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his Wife – by Ulysses S. Grant – A collection of letters from famed Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant to his wife, Julia Dent Grant. The letters range in time from their engagement in 1844 until Union victory in 1865 and provide insight into the general’s experiences and mental state, especially during the Civil War. 2018.


DB 97813 Stand up Straight and Sing! A Memoir – by Jessye Norman – Memoir of renowned African American opera singer. She shares her story of growing up in the segregated South with a family and church community that encouraged her love of music. She also discusses some of the musical pieces important to her and her experiences singing all over the world. 2014.


DB 97814 Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man from all Mankind – edited by James R. Hansen – Collection of some of the thousands of letters received by astronaut Neil Armstrong between the time he was the first man to walk on the moon and his death in 2002 along with some replies. Letters include congratulations on his accomplishment, interesting requests, and correspondence regarding interviews. 2020.


DB 97716 Charlotte’s Web – by E.B. White – Fern, a young girl with a unique understanding of animals, shares a special friendship with her uncle’s pig and Charlotte, a wise spider who weaves encouraging words in her web. Read by Meryl Streep and a full cast. With an appreciation written by Melissa Sweet. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 1952.


DB 97817 The Other Boy – by M.G. Hennessey – Since Shane moved to a new town, he has been concealing the fact he was born a girl. But when one of his classmates in the sixth grade learns he is transgender, Shane must deal with the reactions of his entire community. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.


DB 97820 The Sound of Silence: Growing Up Hearing with Deaf Parents – by Myron Uhlberg – Memoir of award-winning author that tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents during the Great Depression and WWII. Details his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.

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



DB 97393 The Midwives, Books 1-3 – by Laurie Alice Eakes – Three novels of inspirational historical romance, written between 2011 and 2013, about midwives in nineteenth-century Virginia. In Lady in the Mist, midwife Tabitha Eckles meets a British nobleman working as an indentured servant. Also includes Heart’s Safe Passage and Choices of the Heart. 2013.


DB 97774 Sam Prichard Mystery, Books 1-4 – by David Archer – Omnibus includes four mysteries featuring a former cop Sam Prichard, retired on medical disability, who teams up with homeless computer whiz Indiana Perkins and becomes a private investigator. Includes The Grave Man, Death Sung Softly, Love and War, and Framed, in which Sam becomes the suspect in his client’s murder. 2015.


DB 97775 Since We Last Spoke – by Brenda Rufener – Two teens finally fall in love right before their siblings rip apart their relationship. Shattered, Aggi and Max’s friends try to fix the broken pieces of their grief-stricken relationship. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB 97759 Be an InventHer: An Everywoman’s Guide to Creating the Next Big Thing – by Mina Yoo & Hilary Meyerson – Entrepreneurs present guide targeted at women for inventing marketable products, producing them, and selling them. Discusses their business partnership and friendship, creativity, the steps to consider for manufacturing, business plans, dealing with setbacks, building a team, and finding balance in your work and everyday life. 2019.


DB 97771 Mesquite: An Arboreal Love Affair – by Gary Paul Nabhan – Naturalist provides a natural history of the mesquite as well as an explanation of his personal love affair with the plant. Discusses its natural habitat, propagation, uses including as a wood for smoking and grilling foods, and the ecological interplay between it and its environment. 2018.


DB 97778 Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins – by Diane Diekman – Biography of the Grammy-winning country music star best known for his songs from the 1950s and 1960s, including the hit “El Paso.” Drawing on personal interviews and research, the author looks at Robbins’s personal life and multi-faceted career, which also included a successful stint as a NASCAR driver. Some strong language. 2012.


DB 97769 Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse – by Susan Vaught – After her father is accused of stealing funds from his desk at school, young Jesse and her new friend, Springer, search for the true perpetrator. But then a tornado strikes and Jesse and her Pomeranian, Sam-Sam, focus on rescue efforts. For grades 4-7. 2019.


DB 97799 Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space, Books 1-3 – by D.J. MacHale – Books one through three, written in 2002 and 2003, featuring a young time-traveling hero Bobby Pendragon. Includes The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, and The Never War. Some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2003.


DB 97583 Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters – by Carlyn Beccia – Presents the origins of eight scary creatures: Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, zombies, King Kong, werewolves, the kraken, Bigfoot, and Godzilla. The author uses science to explain the myth, and discusses the events that led to the rise of the beasts. For grades 5-8. 2019.

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


DB 97913 Impossible Music – by Sean Williams – In a class for the newly deaf, musician Simon meets G and his quest to create an entirely new form of music helps him better understand her, himself, and his relationship to the hearing world. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB 97929 Such a Fun Age – by Kiley Reid – African American babysitter Emira Tucker is accused by a security guard of having kidnapped the toddler she is caring for when she takes the girl to an upscale market. The incident is caught on film and her white employer is determined to make things right. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.


DB 97949 The Two-Family House – by Lynda Cohen Loigman – 1947. Neighbors and sisters by marriage, Rose and Helen, each give birth to children within minutes of each other at home in the middle of a blizzard. While life seems to return to normal, cracks are permeating their deeply forged bond and it begins to unravel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.


DB 97385 Traveling with Service Animals: By Air, Road, Rail, and Ship across North America – by Henry Kisor & Christine Goodier – A newspaper columnist and a travel writer, both seasoned travelers with service dogs, give advice for how best to navigate the challenge of such travel. They give general guidance as well as specific regulations and service animal policies on planes, trains, cruise ships, and more. 2019.


DB 97896 Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know – by P.K. Newby – Nutrition scientist and gastronome provides a sweeping overview of the many interrelationships between humans, land, and food. Examines such things as key nutrition concepts behind good eating; the technology, biology, and psychology of food choices; how diet affects our health and environment; and evidence-based tips for creating lasting behavior change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


DB 98081 The Movie Musical! – by Jeanine Basinger – A film historian chronicles the story of the movie musical, from Fred Astaire to La La Land. She analyzes the many ways song and dance have been used in film, with portraits of some of the iconic musical stars and insights into musicals both famous and obscure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 97904 The Serious Goose – by Jimmy Kimmel – A goose rediscovers its sense of humor while reminding others to take a serious approach to silliness. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.


DB 97976 The Best of Iggy – by Annie Barrows – Relates three times that nine-year-old Iggy got into trouble, two of which he does not regret and one for which he is very, very sorry. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2020.


DB 98099 Clean Getaway – by Nic Stone – When the run-ins at school have led to a lockdown at home, Scoob jumps at the chance to go with G’ma on an impromptu road trip using a strange, old green pamphlet as their guide. But their Winnebago adventure soon turns into uncertainty. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.

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



DB 96877 Blood Bond, Books 11-13 – by William W. Johnstone & J.A. Johnstone – Books eleven to thirteen of the series, written in 2008 and 2009. Includes Texas Gundown, Ride for Vengeance, and Deadly Road to Yuma. Sequel to Blood Bond, Books 8-10 (DB 96171). Some violence and some strong language. 2009.


DB 97925 Cherished Mercy: Heart of the Frontier, Book 3 – by Tracie Peterson – Mercy survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and prays for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting the Oregon Territory. To help a family friend, Mercy travels to the Rogue River valley, where she meets Adam, who is ministering to the local tribes there. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.


DB 97951 Treason – by Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington is notified of a delicate situation within the country’s administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency – only it soon becomes clear that this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 97400 Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America – by Laurence Maslon – A theater professor and author of Broadway: The American Musical (DB 63278) examines how the songs from Broadway musicals made their way into popular music over the years, from early cast albums of classic shows to the modern phenomenon of Hamilton. 2018.


DB 97932 Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character – by James Stavridis – The author of Sea Power (DB 88183) makes observations of leadership and character by profiling the lives and careers of significant naval commanders throughout history from ancient Greece through the early twenty-first century. Discusses, among others, Themistocles, Drake, Nelson, Nimitz, Rickover, and Hopper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98084 D.L. Moody: A Life; Innovator, Evangelist, World-Changer – by Kevin Belmonte – Biography of D.L. Moody (1837-1899), founder of the Moody Bible Institute amongst other endeavors. Discusses his early years growing up in New England, his calling to serve Jesus, evangelical work in Chicago, the development of his missions, and legacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.


DB 97851 Alien Superstar – by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver – Alien Buddy C. Burger escapes his home planet, lands in North Hollywood, and is cast in a new television series. But now Buddy must pretend his six eyes and suction-cup feet are the costume and his human skin is real. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.


DB 97912 The Bad Seed – by Jory John & Pete Oswald – The bad seed changes his mind about being bad and decides that he wants to be happy. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2017.


DB 97590 Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions; with 21 Activities – by Amy M. O’Quinn – Recounts the life of inventor and engineer, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). Best known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electrical system, Tesla also developed several other technological advances. Includes activities such as making static electricity and a soda bottle submarine. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2019.

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


DB 97721 Frankly in Love – by David Yoon – High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understand love, or himself, at all. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB 97728 The Deserter – by Nelson DeMille & Alex DeMille – Army investigators Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor are sent to Venezuela to track down suspected deserter Captain Kyle Mercer. Mercer vanished a year prior while in Afghanistan and has been spotted in Venezuela. This difficult mission is made even more difficult by Maggie’s inexperience and possible secret alliances. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

DB 97891 Manuscript for Murder: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery – by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land – When mounting evidence of financial malfeasance leads to an FBI investigation of Jessica Fletcher’s long-time publisher and trusted friend, Lane Barfield, Jessica cannot believe it. So when it appears that Barfield has committed suicide, Jessica takes on the task of clearing his name. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB 97726 Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History – by Brian Kilmeade – An account of America’s continued fight for Texas after the crushing massacre at the Alamo. The author describes how that defeat galvanized Texans to ultimately win independence for the state. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

DB 97729 Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family – by Mitch Albom – An inspirational biography of Chika Jeune, a Haitian orphan born just three days before the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. Describes her life at an orphanage, her mysterious medical struggles, and the author’s fight to find a cure for her after taking her into his household. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

DB 97731 Music: A Subversive History – by Ted Gioia – Music critic and author of How to Listen to Jass (DB 85237) tells a four-thousand-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how social outcasts have repeatedly become trailblazers of musical expression. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

DB 97714 Corduroy Audiobook Collection – by Viola Davis & Others – Three books, written between 1968 and 2018, featuring the adventures of a small teddy bear. Includes Corduroy, Corduroy Lost and Found, and Corduroy Takes a Bow. Based on the character created by Don Freeman. Commercial audiobook. For pre-school-grade 2. 2018.

DB 97717 The Curse of the Werepenguin – by Allan Woodrow – When a mysterious baron in far-off Brugaria sends for orphan Bolt, he hopes it will connect him to his long-lost parents. But Baron Chordata, a young boy, ends up being a bit eccentric and a tad dangerous. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

DB 97844 Buried Secrets: Hello Neighbor – by Carly Anne West – After he proves that Aaron and Mya are missing, Nicky suspects that his neighbor is involved. But when he asks his friends to help and they refuse, Nicky has to investigate on his own. Sequel to Waking Nightmare (DB 97843). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.