FictionThe Closer By Peggy Depuydt After a shooting in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, leaves 5 dead, the community reels to make sense of it. In this slice-of-life thriller, Peggy DePuydt explores how a few moments can change an entire community and be felt for years to come.
NonfictionWho Am I If You’re Not You? By Lynn Thorne
Real-life couple Marika and Jennifer seem to have an idyllic marriage with a bright future in front of them, until Marika shares a revelation that changes their lives: she was meant to be a man.
As her wife transitions, Jennifer struggles to cope, and in the process faces her own personal demons: anorexia, self-harm, and debilitating depression. But the discoveries she makes throughout her struggle will define what it means to love, what it means to be married, and what it means to be yourself.Channeled Philosophy of the Evolution of the Consciousness By Craig Bowman Here, Dr. Bowman completes the Contemporary Revealed Philosophy (CRP) by presenting expected advancements in human ability and institutions, as the century unfolds. Optimistic forecasts do not fail to address societal pathologies that require action. This little accepted and understood perspective on evolution is then entered into important academic discussions in comparative religion, transpersonal psychology, and the new worldview debate, at a time when the materialistic paradigm in the West is crumbling. As a result, the reading gains a much clearer notion of what a new age really means.
CookbooksHoos in the Kitchen By Melissa Palombi Featuring recipes from staff, alumni, and other members of the Wahoo community, Hoos in the Kitchen is a celebration of the pride, culture, and passion for food that the University of Virginia community shares. From mouthwatering Ribollita, to crispy, pan-fired soft shell crabs, to Mr. Jefferson’s drinking chocolate, each recipe shares not only a taste of Charlottesville but a glimpse of the people who are the soul of the community.
By Evan Loomis & Levi Bethune
Rockets are awesome! Elon Musk thinks so too. Elon Musk has helped to revolutionize banking, transportation, energy, and of course space travel. But how did he get to where he is? And what fuels him to reach for the next big thing? This book is about rockets, but maybe it’s about something bigger, too.Kinsey’s Kidney Adventure By Nadine Morsi Kinsey’s Kidney Adventure is an educational children’s book based on the real-life journey of a brave little girl who must confront the realities of organ donation after being diagnosed with a rare medical condition. Kinsey’s story teaches children the value of compassion, courage, and resilience in the face of hardship. Mallory Brown at Super Fun Town By David Disspain Come on in and hear the tale of Mallory Brown, and about her adventures in Super Fun Town. This intrepid young girl who had so much fun during her day at the park, she and her family decided to hide inside the gates after dark. But she soon finds Super Fun Town isn’t all that it seems, can plucky Mal save it from the clutches of a fiendish Queen?
By Chip Huddleston
Ahoy, Dread Naughties! Join the formidable Captain Snowbeard for the holidays this year in this swashbuckling Christmas adventure! Enlisted in Santa’s mission to deliver rotten fruitcake to all the children on the Naughty List, Captain Snowbeard sets sail with his eight flying sharks and most-trusted angler fish to light the way in this imaginative twist on a classic. Written with wit, humor, and lyrical mastery, Snowbeard the Pirate and the Naughty List is sure to be the smash hit of the season!Each book comes with a musical CD of the story, as told by an accordion-playing, salty old sea dog named Billy Bosun and his singing pirate crew. My Scientist Friends By Ravin Singh Every child is a scientist! Inspire a lifelong love of science and guide little ones on a whimsical journey to learn about scientists who changed our world. From Newton’s gravity insights to Einstein’s famous equation, help young minds discover the wonders of science and meet their scientist friends! Native American ABC By Lisa and Colten Lechowicz Created as a way for children to connect to the heritage and history of Native American culture, this vibrantly illustrated book provides a fun and educational glimpse into some of the many customs, trends, and ideologies that make it so incredible. A must-read for all ages, Native American ABC is a journey of aesthetics that delves into the origins of civilization, itself.The Playground By Madeline Bodoh Follow along with Madison, an energetic two-year-old who loves the outdoors. Her days at the playground always tell a story, and today, she’s practicing her numbers while she plays! Keep up with Madison in future Dr. Bee Book Collection stories as Dr. Bodoh captures her new experiences, learning adventures, and personal growth. Penny the Pink Nose Poodle By Dana DiSante Join Penny on a journey to find her perfect forever home! Richly illustrated, the beloved tale of Penny the Pink Nose Poodle is a warm reminder to all that what makes us different from one another is also what makes us uniquely wonderful. Nittany Lion and Earth Day By Denise Kaminsky Nittany Lion wants to remind us that Earth Day is every day! The Mouse in the House By Joseph and Courtney Duquette Three of nature’s rivals all live in a house. Natural born enemies, a dog and a cat and a mouse. They all fight and argue, but for how long? Don’t they know there are benefits of getting along? Join our trio of troubled friends to see if they can discover how working together helps everyone in the end! Stop bullying, work together, friends forever! The Book Report By Madeline Bodoh This story follows Tess, a third grader who is taking on her first big-girl school book report. She is excited about the opportunity to research the topic and share all of her new knowledge with her classmates and family. Follow along with Tess in future Dr. Bee Books to find out more about her learning experiences and personal growth! The Mystery of the Missing Chocolate Chips By Marie Pfeifer
Four friends who love hot fudge sundaes topped with chocolate chips at their favorite ice cream store, The Creamery, discover that the chocolate chips have gone missing. Despite warnings not to do any detective work, they plot and plan to find out who has been taking them.
What a surprise when they discover who the culprit is!
By Judi Haws Coburn & Sunee Haws Eardley
Cosmo™ is a baby cougar living on Y™ Mountain. One day, he hears a noise he has never heard before. What was that noise? It was BYU® Football! Join Cosmo™ on his journey down Y™ Mountain and into Lavell Edwards Stadium as this baby cougar becomes the mascot of BYU®!
By Kristin Dwyer
Lila is a curious little ladybug with dreams of making it to the big city. But in order to get there, she will need to earn her spots. Join her on a journey of self-discovery as she encounters creatures of all shapes and sizes along the way. Imaginative, profound, and beautifully illustrated, Lila the Ladybug Earns Her Spots is an empowering tale that reminds readers of all ages to never give up on their dreams.
By Michele Hilgart
“Super Jack” Murphy is a five-year-old superhero—at least in the magical world of his own imagination—who also plays soccer and doesn’t like to eat things that are green. When one of Super Jack’s real-life heroes, Coach Kevin, teaches him that superfoods like broccoli actually make you strong and healthy, his world is turned upside-down. Will Super Jack be brave enough to give it a try? Super Jack Eats His Broccoli is a fun, all-too-familiar story of courage in the face of new experiences. Encourage the superhero in your life to try something new in this fun and educational tale of heroism.
By Robert George
Being a Cubs fan sure can be hard, loss after loss keeps you on your guard. After 108 years, the misery is done. We now know winning is way more fun. So read along from A to Z as the Cubs (finally) make history!
By Nicole Diaz, Lisa Olmstead, & Kerey Olmstead
Scarlett Marie and her binky are as close as close can be! But then Stinky Binky disappears! What should Scarlett do? It’s a tragedy!Panta Mimi: The Circus Girl By Kara Hofstede Standing out can be a challenge… Especially when you’re not yet sure what you’re good at. And most especially when your whole family is a circus… literally. Being unique can seem almost impossible, but everyone is born with a special talent—sometimes finding yours can be an adventure. Mr. C. Takes Manhattan By John Contratti Join Mr. C’s class as they go on a sightseeing adventure in New York City! Scottie, Cynthia, and the rest of the gang are back to learn about famous and exciting landmarks in the Big Apple. B.A.L.D.: Lillie’s First Day of School By Tijuana Collier & Khaila Ramey-Collier
Beauty Always Looks Different
It’s Lillie’s first day of school and she is very excited to start the new year. Throughout her day, she meets new friends who help her appreciate what makes everyone special and what it truly means to be B.A.L.D. Join Lillie on the first installment of her many adventures!
By Mike Resh
After a difficult morning, Otto struggles with having positive interactions with his friends at school. He learns that his friendship struggles are due to him doing things backwards compared to what a true friend would do, or being a “Dneirf.”
With the help of his peers and school counselor, Otto is able to turn his day around and move in the right direction toward becoming a true, or forward friend to himself and others.
By Karolyn Szot
What if your breakfast had already gone on an adventure before you even got out of bed? Join the Breakfast Buddies as they travel to the Wild Waffle West to put an end to the Junksters’ nefarious schemes. Can this super squad of healthy foods restore nutrition to the kitchen, or will the Junksters taste sweet, sticky victory?
By David Olson
A book for children and adults alike, don’t be like Trump teaches readers of all ages a valuable lesson: how not to be like the President of the United States.
Filled with vibrant illustrations, playful rhymes, and a positive message about kindness and integrity, don’t be like Trump is on a mission to make children’s books great again.
By Sweet Charity Smith
Clementine just wants to make the perfect cookie, but it’s not as easy as it looks. With the help of the Cookie Queen, she’ll have to learn why doing things a certain way is important when following directions. And when she learns the why, it’ll make the howmuch easier!
By Baron Hall
Braces can be daunting, but they’re nothing scary! Join Emma as she learns all there is to know about getting braces and how exciting they can be.
By Debi Novotny
Improve your reading skills as you follow a magic hat on a whimsical adventure!
Learning new reading skills becomes fun and delightful as you discover how to make and use new words, and even maybe learn how to use your own magic hat…
By Dawn Thompson Follow along with two playful and mischievous Labrador puppies as they discover who and what makes a family. They might just discover that families can be quite different than they had imagined!Lurucha By Joaquín Randall Told only through evocative illustrations, Lurucha is the story of a parrot and boy living in the Andes Mountains. All proceeds of the book go to the Kuska School Scholarship Fund, a sustainable farm school located on the Inca terraces in Ollantaytambo, Peru, near Machu Picchu. Santa’s Puppies! By Sherry Ann Brescia What happens when Rosy, a pregnant rescue dog, gets trapped in Santa’s sled. Come join Rosy and Santa on a magical ride to find Rosy’s forever home and start a new Christmas tradition with Santa’s Puppies!