Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The boy who swam with piranhas

By Almond, David

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned balmy. But there's darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie's obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he's always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?"--Description from Amazon.com, viewed July 31, 2013.

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City of the dead

By Anderson, T. Neill

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

The fate of Sam, Charlie, Alice, Daisy, and other Galvestonians hangs in the balance as the flood waters rise during the great hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, in 1900.

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Heartbeat

By Creech, Sharon

Publishing Date: 2005, c2004

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Twelve-year-old Annie ponders the many rhythms of life the year that her mother becomes pregnant, her grandfather begins faltering, and her best friend (and running partner) becomes distant.

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The weight of water

By Crossan, Sarah

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Twelve-year-old Kasienka and her mother have immigrated to Coventry, England from Poland, searching for Kasienka's father, but everyone is unfriendly except for an African neighbor and a boy Kasienka meets at the swimming pool, which is her only refuge from an alien society.

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Mountain dog

By Engle, Margarita

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through his friendship with a rescue dog.

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Fortunately, the milk

By Gaiman, Neil

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

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Bo at Ballard Creek

By Hill, Kirkpatrick

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village"--

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The truth of me: about a boy, his grandmother, and a very good dog

By MacLachlan, Patricia

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

When Robbie and his dog, Ellie, spend the summer at his grandmother Maddy's house, Robbie revels in his grandmother's easy, relaxed ways, such as eating doughnuts once for dinner. Robbie understands there's something missing in his everyday life with his parents, but he doesn't know what it is. Maddy makes Robbie's parents nervous, which is one of the reasons Robbie likes Maddy. He likes her stories and the way wild animals come right up to her, without any fear. Maddy helps Robbie find "the truth of me." The truth has to do with something that happened to his mother a long time ago. And it helps Robbie realize what he's really missing and gives him the confidence to make things right.

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Zero tolerance

By Mills, Claudia

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Seventh-grade honor student Sierra Shepard faces expulsion after accidentally bringing a paring knife to school, violating the school's zero-tolerance policy.

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Written in stone

By Parry, Rosanne

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"A young girl in a Pacific Northwest Native American tribe in the 1920s must deal with the death of her father and the loss of her tribe's traditional ways"--Provided by publisher.

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Rooftoppers

By Rundell, Katherine

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie's mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."

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Counting by 7s

By Sloan, Holly Goldberg

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

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Fallout

By Strasser, Todd

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

When an unthinkable nuclear attack occurs in an alternate-reality 1962, Scott is forced into his father's bomb shelter with his family and neighbors, where they rapidly consume limited supplies and fear the worst about the fate of the world outside.

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Haunters

By Taylor, Thomas

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Three boys, separated by generations, are linked in their ability to time-travel using their dreams to appear, ghost-like, wherever and whenever they choose, but when Eddie, the first dreamwalker, is targeted by Adam, a dream-terrorist, novice dreamwalker David must stop him.

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Ellray Jakes and the beanstalk

By Warner, Sally

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

When EllRay's best friend starts hanging out with skateboarders, EllRay tries to learn how to skateboard to win him back.

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The hostage prince

By Yolen, Jane

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"Snail, a midwife's apprentice in the Unseelie Court, meets Prince Aspen, a Seelie prince being held as a hostage in order to prevent a war. In thinking that they are stopping the war, they instead trigger one"--

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Big snow

By Bean, Jonathan

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: E

Call Number: E

"An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a 'big snow.'"--

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Journey

By Becker, Aaron

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.

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Tea party rules

By Dyckman, Ame

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: E

Call Number: E

"A bossy little girl makes a bear cub follow all the rules at her tea party before he is allowed to eat any of the cookies"--

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Wild berries =: Pikaci-minisa

By Flett, Julie

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Clarence, a young Cree Indian, and his grandmother pick blueberries together as they sing, look out for the animals, and enjoy sampling the fruit.

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