Wolf Hollow : a novel / Lauren Wolk (2016 children’s book, MDL Wolk)
Growing up in a rural Pennsylvania town in the aftermath of two world wars, Annabelle confronts a violent new bully and must defend a traumatized World War I veteran who is wrongly implicated in the bully’s disappearance.
Eye of the storm : NASA, drones, and the race to crack the hurricane code / Amy Cherrix (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 551.55)
Describes the ways in which technology is being used to study hurricanes in order to predict both the timing and strength of these storms, focusing on NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3) mission that uses drone technology.
Circulation Assistant Karen’s Pick:
Invisible Emmie / Terri Libenson (2017 children’s graphic novel, J Graphic Libenson)
The lives of two middle school girls, one a quiet artist, the other a popular overachiever, intersect on a day shaped by a misdelivered note, crushes, humiliations, boredom and drama.
Sunday Reference Librarian Liz’s Pick:
Spies of revolutionary Connecticut : from Benedict Arnold to Nathan Hale / Mark Allen Baker (2014 non-fiction, 327.12 Baker)
Covert intelligence played a critical role in the American Revolution. Connecticut produced an extraordinary number of spies on both sides of the conflict, from the infamous traitor and Norwich-born Benedict Arnold to Patriot Nathan Hale, executed by the British for espionage. Spying during the Revolution entailed coded messages, early submarines with the first exploding torpedoes and the penalty of death for those caught in the act. Despite the risk, some spies even played both sides as double agents, such as Edward Bancroft, who was never caught.
Reference Librarian Barbara’s Pick:
As close to us as breathing : a novel / Elizabeth Poliner (2016 fiction book call# F Poliner)
In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named “Bagel Beach,” has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.