Cover of Shady Hollow. Fox in center, surrounded by trees.

Looking for a new cozy-fantasy / cozy-mystery read but don’t know where to start? Try Juneau Black’s Shady Hollow Mysteries Series, where small town charm meets murder mystery but with a twist. All of our characters are animals, like Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit or Brian Jacques’ Redwall Series. The Herald’s ace reporter …

Cover of You Make it Feel Like Christmas. Black couple kissing in front of large beautiful Christmas tree, light blue cover with white snow on the ground and snowflakes in the air.

We love to highlight all different genres of books, so this week, we’re featuring several new Christian Romance Fiction choices on our shelves.

A Million Little Choices by Tamera Alexander

This book is set in two different time periods – present day and the 1860s. Two women face marital breaking points and must decide …

Cover of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker. Cover is dominated by Native American with paddle,, feather headdress and beaded bands. Behind him is the Peacemaker - white painted skin, with purple handprints, black eye, and feather headdress.

This week, we’re featuring Native American fiction for all ages! These books celebrate Native American tribes’ cultures and traditions, as well as sharing stories about past and current challenges Native Americans face(d).

Picture Books

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson

ACPL has this book in electronic format for a reason! The book was written …

Cover of Big Trouble on Sullivan's Island. Blue sky, blue water, beach, sea oats and a walkway to the beach.

Big Trouble on Sullivan’s Island. Boyer, Susan M. Holland : Stella Maris Books, LLC, 2023.

This is a big, juicy Southern mystery/romance where the setting (Charleston, S.C.) is almost a character of its own! The library has purchased this in electronic formats only; I recommend the audiobook (through Libby), because the Southern accents …

Spooky book cover for Through The Woods. Includes woods, red moon, house and skeleton tree branches.

Little Thieves. Owen, Margaret. New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Painted Devils. Owen, Margaret. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2023.

Content warnings: physical and emotional child abuse and abandonment, rape (off page), manipulation, bloody violence, the death of a horse (off-page).

Sometimes a random choice of reading/listening material can catch …

Spooky book cover for Through The Woods. Includes woods, red moon, house and skeleton tree branches.

With spooky season upon us, we’re going to highlight five young adult graphic novels for Halloween to get you in the mood. These are good for teenagers and adults alike!

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell:

Everything in this book is in-your-face fall! It follows two characters who work at a fall festival and includes every …

Cover of Feel Good Food. Picture of dish with green peas and other vegetables and pasta.

I love a good cookbook. Even if I only get one recipe out of a cookbook, it is worth it to me to look through it! That’s why using the library’s collection is so wonderful – you don’t have to purchase the cookbooks to find those great recipes. Here are six of …

Cover of The Spirit Glass. Young woman looking at mirror, sees a ghost in the mirror.

Fury of the Dragon Goddess. Chadda, Sarwat. Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion, 2023.

The Spirit Glass. Chokshi, Roshani. Los Angeles : Disney/Hyperion, 2023.

Most likely, your kids know all about Rick Riordan’s books (Percy Jackson series, The 39 Clues, Kane Chronicles, Magnus Chase and many more). He champions writers who use stories to share …

Cover of The Twyford Code. Cream cover, blue writing, book in center. Red footprints trail over the book and the upper right corner of the book.

The Twyford Code. Hallett, Janice. New York : Atria Books, 2023.

Content Warnings: Death, Violence, Gun Violence, Murder, Death of Parent, Abandonment, Domestic Abuse, Kidnapping

Steven “Smithy” Smith has recently been released from prison and can’t remember the last time anything truly good happened in his life – except Miss Iles.  The problem is …