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New Arrivals

New Arrivals!
 
We have some newly available books to our library!  If you are interested in any of these titles, I encourage you to reserve them on our (OPAC) Online Public Access Catalogue.  For information on how to do this please visit the About Our Library Section.
 
New Non-Fiction:
 
Haunted Canada 10:  More Scary True Stories
Even more chilling ghost stories from all across our spooky land. Moody black-and-white illustrations and photographs enhance the hauntingly eerie read. - In Victoria, BC, the spirit of a killer haunts Fan Tan Alley. The ghost of little girl with long dark hair inhabits a hockey arena in Canmore, Alberta. - Mysterious knocking at the door of a home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, signals the start of a series of strange happenings.
 
Guinness World Records 2021
"All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery!  This year, we're devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our History of Adventure timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements.  The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe.  Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us and the cosmos beyond.  So join us as we embark on a voyage through the vast panorama of record-breaking in 12 fact-packed chapters: - Travel through the Solar System and see the planets come to life with a free augmented-reality feature - Encounter the cutest, weirdest, most dangerous and exotic creatures on our home planet - Meet the world's tallest, shortest, hairiest and heaviest humans - Marvel at the latest high scores, speed runs and players at the top of their game in eSports and beyond - Get the lowdown on the world's most successful and prolific actors, musicians, TV stars and influencers - Review the greatest sports achievements from the past year and celebrate today's top athletes.  We've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months.  But don't just be a tourist:  try some of our specially created try-at-home challenges that could see YOU listed in the world-famous book of records.  If you want to be one of those lucky few, check out our Against the Clock chapter - we might even see you in next year's edition!" - From the Publisher
 
Ripley's Believe It or Not! - Mind Blown 2021
Mind Blown! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike with thousands of strange stories, unusual feats and hair-raising oddities from around the world.  Discover how one woman can crush apples with her biceps.  Meet the pizza delivery person who travelled 225 miles to deliver two pizzas.
 
Game On! 2021 : The Ultimate Guide to Gaming!
by Stuart Andrews
Check out the ultimate annual video game guide from Scholastic AFK!  Game On! 2021 is full of the latest information on the hottest games of 2021, how they were developed, and how to beat them.  Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favourite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hottest new ones coming in 2021!  Game On! 2021 is the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech, and streamers, featuring a bunch of the year's greatest gaming moments.  This complete guide is packed with secrets, stats, tips, and tricks for all your favourite games.  All games featured in AFK's Game On! 2021 are rated T for Teen or younger -- perfect for young gamers.
 
Scholastic 2021 Book of World Records
by Cynthia O'Brien
A reference guide includes records in the realms of popular culture, sports, science, nature, and technology, and includes a section of United States records.
 
Scholastic Year in Sports 2021
by James Buckley Jr.
Presents the most interesting, monumental, and strange sports stories of the past year, including championship statistics in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf and tennis.
 
Pokemon:  Handbook to the Galar Region
A guide to the new region of the video game includes stats on new Pokemon and new facts on existing Pokemon.
 
Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire:  the Official Hoenn Region Strategy Guide
"A guide which includes "a complete walkthrough of all the Gym battles, the Elite Four, becoming the Champion, and beyond; more Mega Evolutions and the mysterious Primal Reversion; all the new game features, including Super-Secret Bases, Pokemon Contest Spectaculars, and more; list of TMs, HMs, items, Berries, and Mega Stones--including where to find them; helpful tips for getting the most out of communication features and online play"--Amazon.com.
 
Stars
by Joan Marie Galat
This book introduces children to the stars in our universe.
 
The Sun
by Cody Crane
This book introduces the reader to the sun.
 
The Moon
by Steve Tomecek
This book introduces the reader to the moon.
 
Planet Earth
by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
Is it true that Earth's crust is always moving?  Yes!  Earth's crust is made up of plates that fit together like a puzzle.  These plates move at about the same rate as your fingernails grow:  1 to 2 inches per year!  These surprising true facts will shock and amaze you!
 
New Graphic Novels:
 
Animorphs:  The Graphic Novel
by Katherine Applegate
"Sometimes weird things happen to people.  Ask Jake.  He could tell you about the night he and his friends saw a strange light in the sky that seemed to be heading right for them.  That was the night five normal kids learned that humanity is under a silent attack -- and were given the power to fight back.  Now Jack, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias, and Marco can transform into some of the most dangerous creatures on Earth.  And they must use that power to outsmart an evil greater than anything the world has ever seen..." - From the Publisher
 
Donut the Destroyer
by Sarah Graley
Donut (middle name: The; last name: Destroyer) has a heart of gold and incredible strength. She lives in a world where everyone is born with a special ability and can choose whether to develop it for good or evil. Donut has just received the best news of her life -- she's been accepted to Lionheart School for Heroes! But her parents are the most infamous villains around, and her best friend, Ivy, can't understand why Donut would choose a life of boring heroism and ruin their plans to cause chaos. Donut is determined to prove that, despite her last name, she's meant to go her own way and be a hero. Meanwhile, Ivy cooks up a plan to get Donut kicked out of Lionheart -- and back on track to villainy!
 
Twins
by Varian Johnson
A contemporary middle-grade graphic novel about two twin siblings who begin to drift apart once they enter middle school.
 
The Dragon Prince:  Through the Moon
by Peter Wartman
"The Dragon Prince has been reunited with his mother, the Human Kingdoms, and Xadia are at peace, and humans and elves are ready to move on. Only Rayla is still restless. Unable to believe Lord Viren is truly dead, and haunted by questions about the fate of her parents and Runaan, she remains trapped between hope and fear. When an ancient ritual calls her, Callum, and Exran to the Moon Nexus, she learns the lake is a portal to a world between life and death. Rayla seizes the opportunity for closure--and the chance to confirm that Lord Viren is gone for good. But the portal is unstable, and the ancient Moonshadow elves who destroyed it never intended for the portal to be reopened. Will Rayla's quest to uncover the secrets of the dead put her living friends in mortal danger?"--Back of book.
 
Geronimo Stilton:  The Sewer Rat Stink The Graphic Novel
by Tom Angleberger
Geronimo and his friend Hercule Poirat venture into the sewers to find the origin of the horrible stink that is driving all the mice away from New Mouse City--and learn an important lesson about recycling.
 
The Bad Guys:  Dawn of the Underlord
by Aaron Blabey
The Bad Guys--sorry, Shadow Squad-G--have finally saved the world from butt-handed evil. And now it's time to celebrate! But when one member of the team makes a shocking discovery, the party might be over sooner than everyone thinks.
 
The Bad Guys: The One?!
by Aaron Blabley
Seriously WHAT is going on with Snake?  Terrifying powers!  Evil allies!  Inter-dimensional doorways!  WHAT IS HIS DEAL?!  And that's not all!  Why is Agent Fox suddenly so mysterious?  Who IS she, exactly?!  Dang it!  We need answers!  Wolf and the gang are back.  And they're even more confused than YOU.
 
The Witches: A Graphic Novel
by Roald Dahl 
"Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world - and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country!" -- Jacket.
 
Forget Me Nat
by Maria Scrivan
There's a reason it's called a crush! For the first time in her life, Natalie feels confident in her own skin. Her talents are being recognized, she has supportive friends, and she's spending a ton of time with her crush, Derek! But when Derek tells Natalie that he wants to be just friends, Natalie's self-confidence quickly changes to self-loathing. As she attempts to recover from her broken heart, Natalie casts aside her talents and even her friends. With no one to turn to, Natalie will have to pull herself out of this mess on her own.
 
Dog Man:  For Whom the Ball Rolls
by Dav Pilkey
"The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past to understand the difference between being good and doing good."--Publisher.
 
Dog Man: Grime and Punishment
by Dav Pilkey
The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world.  Dog Man has a new      
problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him.  Will he go barking up the
wrong tree?
 
Cat Kid:  Comic Club
by Dav Pilkey
A pioneering new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of the internationally bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series.
In Cat Kid Comic Club, Li''l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence.
Squid Kid and Katydid, Baby Frog Squad, Monster Cheese Sandwich, and Birds Flowers Trees: A Haiku Photo Comic are just some of the mini-comics that are included as stories-within-the-story, each done in a different style, utilizing humor and drama, prose and poetry, illustrated in different media including acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, felt-tip markers, clay, hand-made cardboard sculptures, photographs, pipe cleaners, construction paper collages, and cookies.
Readers of all ages will be inspired to dream up their own stories and unleash their own creativity as they dive into this new graphic novel adventure from Dav Pilkey and his heartfelt, humorous, and amazing cast of characters in the Cat Kid Comic Club.
 
Baby-Sitters Little Sister:  Karen's Witch
by Katy Farina
Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn't supposed to spy on her neighbour, but she's determined to prove that Mrs. Porter is a witch named Morbidda Destiny!
 
Baby-Sitters Little Sister:  Karen's Roller Skates A Graphic Novel
by Katy Farina
It's going to be a great weekend!  Karen has new roller skates and is a very good skater.  She's looking forward to trying some new tricks.  But, oh no!  Karen falls down and has to go to the hospital.  Her wrist is broken!  Karen is determined to get everyone she knows -- plus someone famous -- to sign her cast.  It isn't going to be easy, but she won't give up until the job is done.
 
Logan Likes Mary Anne
by Gale Galligan
It's the first day of a new school year, and while Mary Anne doesn't know what to expect from the eighth grade, she's looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.  One thing she definitely doesn't expect is to meet Logan Bruno, who just moved to Stoneybrook!  Logan has a dreamy southern accent, he's awfully cute...and he might be interested in joining the BSC.  But the baby-sitters aren't sure if Logan would make a good club member, so they send him on a job with Mary Anne as a test.  Logan and Mary Anne hit it off, but Mary Anne isn't sure of where their friendship can go.  Life in the Baby-sitters Club has never been this complicated ? or this fun!
 
Sparks!  Double Dog Dare
by Ian Boothby
"Charlie and August, the two cats that control the mechanical superhero dog, Sparks, are keeping the city safe. But when a second, evil Sparks shows up and starts causing trouble around town, everybody blames the real Sparks. Determined to prove that Sparks is still the hero everyone can count on, Charlie and August set out to uncover the shocking truth about who is responsible for all the chaos" -- Book jacket flap.
 
Bendy Crack Up Comics Collection
A collection of comic strips based on the video game brings to life the exploits of Bendy, Boris the Wolf, Alice Angel, and all their friends.
 
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916:  A Graphic Novel
by Georgia Ball
Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in his uncle's little New Jersey town. He has three new friends, and they love cooling off in the creek on hot summer days. But then comes shocking news: A massive shark has been attacking swimmers in the ocean along the Jersey Shore, not far from where Chet is staying. Fear is in the air. So when Chet spots a gray fin in the creek, he's sure it's his imagination running wild. It's impossible he's about to come face-to-face with a killer shark right?
 
New Young Adult Novels:
 
Glass Sword
by Victoria Aveyard
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known -- and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul. Mare Barrow's blood is red -- the color of common folk -- but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince -- the friend -- who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
 
Poisoned
by Jennifer Donnelly
In this adaptation of the fairy tale Snow White, the huntsman follows the queen's order to kill Sophie, but the princess is brought back to life by the seven men of the woods, who, along with other brave friends, help Sophie overcome the story's true villain and reclaim her throne.
 
New Fiction Books:
 
Overwatch:  The Hero of Numbani
by Nicky Drayden
"In the technologically advanced African city of Numbani, in the not-so-distant future, humans live in harmony with humanoid robots known as omnics. But when a terrorist tries to shatter that unity, a hero named Efi Oladele rises!"--Publisher's description.
 
Riverdale:  The Poison Pen
by Caleb Roehrig
"Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica, and the rest of the gang are getting ready for life after high school. At least, they're trying to. They begin receiving letters from someone calling themselves the Poison Pen. Letters about their deepest, darkest secrets, directing them to do exactly what their told: at first things like post an embarrassing video online. As the stakes get higher with each letter, the group may not have a future to protect." --Adapted from back cover.
 
Riverdale:  Death of a Cheerleader
by Micol Ostow
Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, and the rest of the River Vixens are heading out of town for the weekend on a cheerleading retreat. So Archie, Jughead, and the rest of the guys decide to have a poker night at La Bonne Nuit. But a storm causes the power to go out, and the speakeasy goes into lockdown. When the lights come back on, all of the cash is gone. The thief has to be someone the guys know -- but who? A few hours away, the River Vixens are ready to enjoy a few days of nature and team bonding. But when they arrive at the cheerleading camp, there are two other feuding squads already there. The team from Stonewall Prep claims that the Greendale girls are the reason one of their teammates went missing two years ago. Betty and Veronica volunteer to investigate after creepy things start happening all over camp. And when one of the cheerleaders nearly drowns in the lake, B&V know they have to find out the truth before anyone else gets hurt -- or worse.
 
Wimpy Kid:  The Deep End
by Jeff Kinney
On their cross-country camping trip, Greg Heffley and his family find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise and when the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation -- or if they're already in too deep.
 
New Junior Paperbacks:
 
The Binder of Doom:  Hydrant-Hydra
by Troy Cummings
It has been a busy summer of makerspace projects at the library and monster hunting for the three members of the Super Secret Monster Patrol, and the puddles that are appearing all over town are a clue to the identity of another monster--an angry hydra water monster who is obsessed with cleaning up (literally) the town of Stermont, even if it means drowning all the messy children who live there.
 
Thea Stilton: and the Race for the Gold
by Thea Stilton
The Thea Sisters help their friend Beatrice prepare for the Summer Olympics!
 
Thea Stilton:  and the Rainforest Rescue
by Thea Stilton
The Thea Sisters are off to save the rainforest in Malaysia!
 
Diary of a Pug:  Paws for a Cause
by Kyla May
When the local animal shelter can't afford new toys, it's up to Bub and his human, Bella, to save the day.  But how could they possibly raise the money?  A pet wash, of course!  Fun and high jinks abound as Bella and Bub learn that running a pet wash is harder and wetter than it looks.  With full-colour artwork throughout, this funny and charming diary-format early chapter book is perfect for anyone who believes a furry pal is the best kind of friend.
 
Doug the Pug:  Food for Thought
by Leslie Mosier
Who is Doug the Pug? Just the most beloved dog on the Internet! Now you can dig in with Doug and discover all his favorite foods, plus much more! Dig in with Doug! Stuff yourself full of Doug's favorite phrases, memes, and of course food! Each page will have your mouth watering for more of Doug's clever commentary on the world of pizza, doughnuts, and ice cream around him!
 
Press Start:  Super Rabbit Boy's Time Jump!
by Thomas Flintham
Super Rabbit Boy gained his superpowers when, as a baby, he ate the magic carrot he found in the Wise Woods; now King Viking has built a time machine in order to team up with his younger self, Prince Viking, and prevent Baby Rabbit Boy from finding that carrot--so Super Rabbit Boy has to go back in time, and with help from an unexpected player, save his younger self and protect the timeline.
 
New Picture Books:
 
Pig the Fibber
by Aaron Blabey
He's back!
But this time Pig, the word's greediest pug, is telling great big lies.
Won't he ever learn?
 
Go Away Unicorn:  Doggone Magic!
by Emily Mullock
A second original storybook based on the hit Disney Channel series finds Alice's dog, Max, feeling sidelined by Unicorns sparkly magic before unexpectedly growing horns, turning different colors and hovering in midair.
 
Hair Love
by Matthew A. Cherry
The tender and empowering account of a father styling his daughter's natural hair is a celebration of self-confidence and daddies and daughters everywhere.