Fiction

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Brave new world

Aldous Huxley

FICTION Huxley, Aldous
Dystopian, Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction

Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order whose motto is "Community, Identity, Stability." - all at the cost of our freedom, humanity, and perhaps our souls.

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Bad kitty gets a bath

Nick Bruel

jFICTION Bruel, Nick
Fiction, Humor, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Takes a humorous look at the normal way cats bathe, why it is inappropriate for humans to bathe that way, and the challenges of trying to give a cat a real bath with soap and water. Includes fun facts, glossary, and other information.

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A climate of fear

Fred Vargas

MYSTERY Vargas Fred
Fiction, Mystery

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Strange the dreamer

Laini Taylor

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Taylor Laini
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.

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The world building is wondrous, with a detailed layer of myth and magic surrounding the not-quite-usual adventure of an unsuspecting hero. -Morgan

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My favorite thing is monsters

Emil Ferris

GRAPHIC NOVEL Ferris My
Fiction, Graphic Novels

"Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late '60s Chicago, and narrated by 10-year-old Karen Reyes, Monsters is told is told through a fictional graphic diary employing the iconography of B-movie horror imagery and pulp monster magazines. As the precocious Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her beautiful and enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, we watch the interconnected and fascinating stories of those around her unfold" -- Publisher.

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The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz

FICTION Diaz, Junot
Fiction

Oscar, an overweight Dominican from a New Jersey ghetto, dreams of becoming a writer and finding love, but a Fuku curse has haunted his family for generations, and may well prevent him from attaining his desires.

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Lunch walks among us

Jim Benton

jFICTION Benton, Jim
Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in--which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.

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Dory Fantasmagory

Abby Hanlon

jFICTION Hanlon Abby
Fiction, Humor, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.

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Hello, Nebulon!

Ray O'Ryan

jFICTION Oryan Ray
Fiction, Science Fiction, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people.

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Rise of the earth dragon

Tracey West

jFICTION West Tracey
Fiction, Fantasy, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo--and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.

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