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Books and Nooks! -- Also visit our genealogy section

NEW Books! New books on the Nooks! as of Jan. 2017 --------------------------------New children's books in summer 2015! Come see! Also, you can ask for the list of children's books in color on the Color Nooks. One list is the "Read and Play books" and the other list is " Read to me books" New books !!! We have also been adding new children's books, large Print books and genealogy books and CD's for the past several years through the Dobie Award and through Dollar General grant funds New children's books this summer also! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following list is a past list for the children's Color Nooks-- "Read and Play " books : Puff, the Magic Dragon, Charlie and the Ranch dog, Splat the Cat, Go dog Go, Bad Dog markey, Are you my mother?, Little white rabbit, Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion boutique, The Poky LIttle Puppy, Caps for sale: a tale of a peddler, Chrysanthemum, Richard Scarry's From 1 to 10, The Fire Engine book, Jamberry, Richard Scarry's This is me, Fancy Nancy. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------ " Read to Me " books----------------------- Read to me books organized: Nook Color's top 80 (gives reading level, etc.) , The Elephant's child; how the elephant got his trunk, Fun facts about pets, Cowboy camp, Ceser takes a break, jack and the beanstalk, The Best Nest, Ii can be a ballerina, I saw an ant on the railroad, the LIttle Red Hen, Fred and Ted go camping, The Best Place to Read, Flap your wings, the Best Nest, Beastly Rhymes to read after dark, Big do, Little do; the Polar Express, The Berenstain Bears trick or treat, A cow on the line and other Thomas the Tank Engine stories, Chicka chicka boom boom, Track stars! Three thomas and Friends, stories, Hooray for Thomas! and other thomas the Tank engine stories, Olivia froms a band, Percy's chocolate crunch and other Thomas the Tank Engine stories, Olive, the duck who went to school, The Pony's new home, The cat who could, The Pony's great adventure, Track stars! Three Thomas & Friends stsories, Hooray for thomas...., Duck and goose, Duck, Duck goose; A present for toot, animal orchestra, Steam engine stories, and Dewey's Christmas at the library.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- books from 2012 : (leaving on website for you to know about!) Hunger games, City of Ember series, etc. John Grisham's latest -- Our popular fiction authors are Roberts, Patterson, Sparks, Kingsbury and Grisham---- besides the Harry Potter series, the Stephanie Meyer's series is the most popular with our teens, and now DuPrau. We have some of the Texas Bluebonnet list books for 2010-11 for children as well as books on other lists for Texas children. Also, we now have the Texas Land Survey Maps (book) for Bosque County (original surveys) by Arphax Pub. Co. and a new, updated Texas Atlas by Stephens. Other non-fiction includes new language books -- Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.......... New Genealogy books!

New books !!!!! New Books!!!!!!   New books!!    Books and Nook s and Nook books!

2011 and 2012

(June, '09---August '09)---   Twilight series included!   Twilight - in English and Spanish!

Fancy Nancy series for the  little children  ---    Ladybug girl and Bumblebee Boy--   come read.  

Many new  books -- funded by Loan Star LIbraries , through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission


New books, Fall, '09 ---    Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, /  Ford County Stories by Grisham/ and others

Also new Westerns by Dusty Rhodes

                                           Older lists

The library has received new books! (September '08) More books coming! (Funded by Loan Star Libraries '08)

      Children's books:

             Caldecott Award 2008  ---   The Invention of Hugh Cabret

                 ( link to Caldecott books)

              Newbery Honor book 2008  ---  Elijah of Buxton

                ( link to Newbery Award books)

               Children's Reference : National Geographic Historical Atlas of the United States

               Other children's books:

                       African Critters (pub. by National Geographic)

                       D is for Drinking Gourd; an African American alphabet

                       DNA Analysis by William Hunter ( pub. by  Mason Craft )

                       Don't Bump the Glump and Other Fantasies by Shel Silverstein

                       Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids

                       Geography of Mexico by Colleen Williams (pub. by Mason Craft )

                       Giving Tree (with CD)

                       History of Mexico by Amy Nicole Hunter (pub. by Mason Craft)

                       Iraq by Charlie Samuel (pub. by Mason Craft)

                       In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories (Easy Reader)

                       Leer para Creer! (Read All About It) by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush

                       Lost files of Nancy Drew

                      2 new Nancy Drew books  ( movie tie-in)

                       Read All About It by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush

                       Red Butterfly; How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of Chin

                       The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

                       Sleepover Sleuths by Carolyn Keene

                       Two Bobbies; a True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival

                       Vanishings by Tim LaHaye

                       What you Never Knew about Bed, Bedrooms and Pajamas by Patricia Lauber (on Texas Bluebonnet List '08-'09)

                        Without a Trace by Carolyn Keene

See below the Adult books below for another list of new children's books


                                                               BOOKS FOR ADULTS

New cookbooks, general fiction, mysteries , Westerns and Best Sellers.   Some are in Large Print.

The following lists are in alphabetical order by title according to invoices.

         All that Remains by Patricia Cornwell;             Black Tower by Louis Bayard;       Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer;

        Cockatiels at Seven by Donna andrews;         Fury Trail (Large Type) by Giles A. Lutz;      Hell Merchant (Large Type) by Ray Hogan

        Incident at Horcado City (Large Type) by Wm Macdonald;     Jackleg sheriff (Large type) by Luke Short  

        Last Beach Bungalow (Large Type) by Jennie Nash;       Long Trail North by Wayne D.  Overholser

       No One You Know by M. richmond;   Rogue by Danielle Steel;     summer snow (larage Type) by Stan Lynde

       This Charming Man by Marian Keyes;   


         Comfort Table by Katie Lee Joel with introduction by Paula Deen ;      Front by Patrica Cornwell;          Giving.... by Bill Clinton;

        Killing Ground (Large Type) by Jack Higgins;        Playing for Pizza by John Grisham;          Quickie, a novel by James Patterson    

        Road to San Jacinto (large Type) by L. L. Foreman;          Secret by Rhonda Byrne;            Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

        T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton;          Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate ;     Treasures (Large Type) by Nora Roberts 

        Where are you now? a novel, by Mary Higgins Clark         You've Been Warned by James Patterson


       Choice (large Type) by Nicholas Sparks;         Fair Game: My LIfe as a Spy.... (large Type) by Valerie P. Wilson

       Mexican Light: Healthy Cuisine for Today's Cook=Cocina Mexicana Ligera: Para El Cocinero Actual;    

       Night Gardener, a novel - by George Pelacanos ;             Peppers cookbook;                         Texas Almanac 2008-2009;  

       Texas Rattlesnake Tales by Tom Wideman ;          


        Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alex. McCall Smith;       Comanche Woman by Joan Johnston

       Emily Post's 17th ed.;         Frontier woman by Joan Johnston;        Full Cupboard of Life by A. McCall Smith

       Good Husband of Zebra Drive by A. McCall Smith;          Hide and Seek by Fern Michaels;      High Noon by Nora Roberts

       In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by A. Mccall Smith;      Kalahari Typing School for Men by A. McCall Smith

       Morality for Beautiful Girls (a novel) by A. McCall Smith -- also in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series

        Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons;     Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the cooking by Paula Deen

       Quiet Paul Dungy;      Senator's Wife by Sue Miller;      Strangers in Death by J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts)

       Summer of the Midnight sun by Tracie Patterson;     Tears of the  Giraffe (large Type) by A. McCall Smith

       Tending roses by Lisa Wingate;              Texas Woman by Joan Johnston;                  Thousand Voices by Lisa Wingate (pb)

       Thousand Voices (Large Type) by Lisa Wingate;      White Lies by Jayne ann Krentz ;        Zapped by Carol Higgins Clark  


       New Earth.... by Eckhart Tolle (a new Oprah Winfrey selection);  +


                                                                                                                                                                                    Oct.3 -7, ''08

                          More new children's books:  (through Loan Star Libraries funds '08)

11 planets: a new view of the solar system.   c2008 by David A. Aguilar

Bats at the library, by Brian Lies

Baxter Barret Brown's cowboy band , with CD, by Tim McKenzie

Campfire tales: true stories of Fort Griffin and the American West.  Lester Galbreath

Horse (Eyewitness Books) , with CD

Jamaica, by Vicky Stone

Remarkable Benjamin Franklin, by Sheryl Harness

                             ------------------------------- and

Cat and mouse by Jan Schoenber

Do tornadoes really twist? / a Q & A byBerger

Does it always rain in the rainforest? / a Q & A byBerger

Here lies the librarian/ Richard Peck

How do bats see in the dark? Q & A / Berger

Snail's birthday wish/ Rempt

What do sharks eat for dinner?/ Q & A / Berger

What makes an ocean wave? A & A Berger


More new books for adults:  also funded through Loan Star Libraries '08

      19th Wife: a novel , by David Ebershoff

     Montana Rides! (larage Type) , by Max Brand

     Outlaw's Pursuit: a Western Duo, by Max Brand

     Recipes from Historic Louisiana: Cooking with Louisiana's Finest Restaurants

    Trailing West: a Western Quartet Large Type) by Louis L'amour

Hondo; a novel; by Louis L'Amour/ unabaridged audio

Mojave crossing/ Louis LAmour /     Unabridged audio

Silks/ by Dick Francis/ Unabridged audio

Twisted creek, by Jodi thomas / Large Typ

                          End of list funded by Loan Star Libraries 'FY



                                                                   Locally funded books ordered in Aug. 08/

New books )Oct., Nov., Dec.) out on the table! (list coming soon)


                                                                       Loan Star funded books FY '09

Newest book Dec. 19,  '08 --- Won't back down: teams, dreams, and family by Kim Mulkey (Baylor Univ. women's basketball coach)

Newest books as of January '09 --  for adults-- House at Sugar Beach, Jessie, by Lori Wick, State of Grace by Depree, Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks, [aduio CD], Vigilante Six-gun [LT] by Jory Sherman, A is for Alibi (abridged audio), Dear john , , Ricochet, sisters Ink,  (LT), Tanner's law, LT, West of the law, Comanche moon,

                                                                        Children's books FY '09 -- Loan Star funded

    Apples to Oregon, Caps for sale, Is your mama a llama (book & audio), skippyjon JOnes (book & audio) , thomas and the rumors (book & CD), Wee sing nursery rhymes & lullabies (book & CD),  What do you do with a kangaroo?  (book & CD), Wild Texas stampede.,

Hiawatha and Megissogwon, Adventurous life of Myles Standish,  Wise dragon (with sound),  Wheels on the bus (Pop-up sound board book)


Newest books (February '09) ---  Lisa Wingate's latest book: Word gets around

                                                             Tom P's Fiddle by Sherri Knight (see review in Valley Mills Progress Feb 12, '09)