New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.
Previous | Feb 20th, 2013 Edition | Next
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dan Gutman
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Jan 22nd).
The most dangerous road trip in history continues in the wacky third book of Dan Gutman's New York Times bestselling The Genius Files series, following twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald as they dodge nefarious villains all the way to Graceland. With the real-kid humor that has earned him millions of readers around the world, and featuring all new weird-but-true locations around America, this third book in the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series is one wild ride!The genius twins Coke and Pepsi have narrowly escaped a vat of a Spam, a pit of boiling fry oil, and a score of crazed adults all bent on killing them. But just when they thought they were safe, their arch nemesis Dr. Herman Warsaw reappeared, engaged to their Aunt Judy! Whoa—didn't he die already?! Now, as the twins continue their family road trip from Washington D. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sue Jenkins
Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (2013, Jan 29th).
688 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. more
More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: The National Gardening Association
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (2013, Jan 29th).
The easy way to succeed at urban gardeningA townhouse yard, a balcony, a fire escape, a south-facing window—even a basement apartment can all be suitable locations to grow enough food to save a considerable amount of money and enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce possible.Urban Gardening For Dummies helps you make the most of limited space through the use of proven small-space gardening techniques that allow gardeners to maximize yield while minimizing space.Covers square-foot gardening and vertical and layered gardeningIncludes guidance on working with container gardening, succession gardening, and companion gardeningOffers guidance on pest management, irrigation and rain barrels, and small-space compostingIf you're interested in starting an urban garden that makes maximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummies has you covered. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
The Ultimate Soups & Stews Book: More than 400 Satisfying Meals in a Bowl (Better Homes & Gardens Ultimate)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Better Homes and Gardens
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (2013, Feb 4th).
You'll never run out of delicious soups and stews with this extensive, photo-filled collection of recipesThis new addition to the Ultimate series features enough incredible soups and stews to try a new recipe every day of the year! It's all here, from timeless classics like potato chowder to intriguing new flavors like minted watermelon soup. Perfect for any day and any season, these recipes cover every course, from appetizers to desserts (believe it or not!) and every season, from hearty winter comfort foods to light and chilled summer refreshers.Nearly 500 pages in length and packed with full-color photographs and hundreds of inventive recipes, The Ultimate Soups and Stews Book is a great deal at an unbeatable price.Includes 400 recipes covering every meal, every season, and virtually any occasion250 full-color photos will keep you inspired when it's time to fire up the stewpotFeatures more than 100 recipes that are perfect for fuss-free preparation in your slow cookerPacked with tips and helpful pointers, including information on ingredients, how to make your own stock, and much moreWhether you're full-time soup lover or just love a meal that's simple and easy to prepare, this is the ultimate soup cookbook for you. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Hoda Kotb
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2013, Jan 15th).
New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-anchor tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevere—and even thrive—and asks, What if you, facing a game-changing event or decision right now, could see ten years into the future?Through years of perseverance, purpose, and passion, Hoda Kotb landed a spot with Kathie Lee on the Today show, won numerous journalism awards, and gained valuable life lessons. Now, after captivating readers in her blockbuster memoir Hoda, she turns to stories about others who have undergone personal transformation against great odds. In Ten Years Later, Hoda chronicles six amazing stories by identifying a game-changing event in her subjects’ lives and then revisiting those lives a decade later. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Andrea Stuart
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Knopf (2013, Jan 22nd).
In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives of his descendants, but it would also bind together ambitious white entrepreneurs and enslaved black workers in a strangling embrace. Stuart uses her own family story—from the seventeenth century through the present—as the pivot for this epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery and the making of the Americas. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Paul Mladjenovic
Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (2013, Jan 29th).
The fast and easy way to grow your stock investments in today's changing marketThe changes, events and conditions affecting stock investors since the recent economic crisis have been dramatic. Today's economic and financial landscape offers new challenges and opportunities for investors and money managers. This new edition of Stock Investing For Dummies provides you with the information you need to protect and grow your stock investments in today's changing market.Stock Investing For Dummies contains 25 percent new and revised material designed to help investors navigate an ever-changing stock market with: information on ETFs, a safer way to be more diversified in the stock market; new rules, exchanges, and investment vehicles; the latest on the European debt crisis; and much more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Starting Seeds: How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed. A Storey Basics TitleAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Barbara Ellis
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (2013, Jan 15th).
Growing plants from seeds isn’t difficult; it just takes a little know-how. Now, gardeners of any experience level can get a jump on the growing season with this concise, straightforward guide. Expert gardener Barbara Ellis provides the basic information that you need and teaches you foolproof starting techniques for a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mark Diacono
Publisher: Timber Press (2013, Jan 22nd).
Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view: peas sown in spring aren't harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February can't be eaten until July. But it's not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours. The Speedy Vegetable Garden highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest each plant, and sumptuous photography that provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest. In addition to instructions for growing, it also provides recipes that highlight each crop’s unique flavor, like Chickpea sprout hummus, stuffed tempura zucchini flowers, and a paella featuring calendula. Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro, 14 days after planting; arugula and fennel in 10 days. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sarah Davis
Publisher: American Girl (2012, Dec 27th).
Ten-year-old Saige Copeland loves spending time on her grandma Mimi's ranch, riding horses and painting. Her school made the tough choice to cut art classes, which means she's lost her favorite subject. So when Mimi decides to organize a "save the arts" fundraiser and parade to benefit the school, Saige jumps on board. She begins training Mimi's beautiful horse, Picasso, for his appearance in the parade. Then Mimi is injured in an accident, and Saige wonders what she can do to help. Can she ride Picasso in the parade and make her grandma proud? Can she still raise money to protect the arts at school? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability