The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberol & Agnete Friis
Call Number – F Kaaberol
Leah Says – If you are fan of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, this Scandinavian thriller (which has won several prestigious awards and has been translated into over 10 languages) is a must read. While doing a favor for a friend, Nina Borg finds a 3-year-old boy, drugged, naked, and stuffed in a suitcase in a public locker at the Copenhagen train station. The pursuit of his identity leads Nina into the dark world of human trafficking in this fast-paced crime novel.
Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo
Call Number – B Truman
Jeremy Says – Preposterous in a way only real-life can be. This book follows Harry and Bess Truman on their real-life road trip from Missouri to Philadelphia and back home again. This book really shows the difference between the presidency in 1953 and 2008.
She’s Gone Country by Jane Porter (Fiction)
Call Number – F Porter
Kelley Says – A quick, light read about a newly single mom and her three teenage boys adjusting to life in the country after leaving the city. You will find the voice so real that it is like talking to a good friend across the kitchen table. Believable characters and story line that will keep you reading until you turn the last page.
Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes
Call Number – JF Holmes
Hannah Says – A fun story about Room 208 and their new teacher, Miss Loupe. Using improvisational acting, Miss Loupe teaches the students about “saying yes” and dealing with tough situations in a positive way. I enjoyed Operation Yes because it showed the impact one class of middle school kids can have on the world if they learn to say yes.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Treasury by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Call Number – F Doyle
Bailey Says – Elementary, my dear Watson! These words ring familiar in the ear of every American. The Complete Sherlock Holmes is a delightful read full of intrigue and suspense. You will find yourself as surprised as the narrator, Dr. Watson, at Holmes’ astute reasoning and deduction. It is a timeless classic yet it still appeals to the modern reader. Savor the mystery… the game is afoot!