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Young Adult, Tween, and Children's Books: 

Each month, library staff, volunteers or trustees will highlight a book in the collection. This might be a newly published book or an older book made relevant by current events or local interests. If you'd like to suggest a book, please feel free to contact us! 

Young Adult Book


Tonight, Riverview Theaters is closing forever, the last remaining business in a defunct shopping mall. The moviegoers have left, and Jo and her six coworkers have the final shift, a shift that quickly takes a dark turn.  First a stranger arrives with a chilling accusation. Then the power goes out and their manager disappears, along with the keys to the lobby doors and the theater safe, where the crew's phones are locked each shift. The crew's tension turns to terror when Jo discovers the dead body of one of her co-workers.  In order to survive this night, Jo and her friends must trust one another, navigate the sprawling ruins of the mall, and outwit a killer before he kills them all.

Book of the week: 12/30/2021

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave follows Georgia Ford from her final wedding dress to the final harvest at her parent's winery. During her final fitting, Georgia sees her fiancé walking with another woman. Upset and angry, Georgia drives nine hours to seek comfort from her parents. What greets her is even more upsetting. She sees a man wrapped only in a towel coming out of her mother's bedroom. These are just two of the secrets that Georgia discovers about her life and family. Will she be able to hold together all that is important to her? 

Tween Book 


Once was, once wasn’t...So began the stories Marjan’s father told her as a little girl—fables like the story of the girl who sprung a unicorn from a hunter’s snare, or the nomad boy who rescued a baby shirdal. Tales of extraordinary beasts that filled her with curiosity and wonder.  But Marjan’s not a little girl anymore. In the wake of her father’s sudden death, she is trying to hold it all together: her schoolwork, friendships, and keeping her dad’s shoestring veterinary practice from going under. Then, one day, she receives a visitor who reveals something stunning: Marjan’s father was no ordinary veterinarian. The creatures out of the stories he told her were real—and he traveled the world to care for them. And now that he’s gone, she must take his place.  Marjan steps into a secret world hidden in plain sight, where mythical creatures are bought and sold, treasured and trapped. 

Children's Book 


Welcome to Chez Bob, which seems like a real restaurant...until you's on an alligator's NOSE! Bob's got a hidden plan for his customers: Birds will come to eat, but I will eat the birds! As they fly in from all over the world to dine on Bob's face, something starts to happen that takes the lazy, hungry reptile by surprise -- the birds stay. More yummy birds! he rejoices -- he'll want for nothing! But when the time is right, will Bob make the right choice?

Book of the month: April


In the 1970s, nestled between the newly completed Twin Towers in New York City, a Callery pear tree was planted. Over the years, the tree provided shade for people looking for a place to rest and a home for birds, along with the first blooms of spring.  On September 11, 2001, everything changed. The tree’s home was destroyed, and it was buried under the rubble. But a month after tragedy struck, a shocking discovery was made at Ground Zero: the tree had survived.  Dubbed the “Survivor Tree,” it was moved to the Bronx to recover. And in the thoughtful care of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Callery pear was nursed back to health. Almost a decade later, the Survivor Tree returned home and was planted in the 9/11 Memorial to provide beauty and comfort…and also hope.

Maine State Book Award Winners 2022-2023: 

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate                                Leonard (My Life as a Cat) by Carlie Sorosiak

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Oxtertag             The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston               Nightfall: Shadow of the Bird by Tim Probert   

Down to Earth by Betty Culley                                       The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera                Imaginary by Lee Bacon

Starfish by Lisa Fipps                                                       Carry Me Home by Janet S. Fox

Alone by Megan Freeman                                              All You Knead is Love by Tanya Guerrero

Way of the Hive by Jay Hosler                                       Stella by McCall Hoyle

Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame by Supriya Kelkar       Deadman's Castle by Iain Lawrence

School of Phantoms by Kory Merritt                             Garlic & the Vampire by Bree Paulson

Erik Vs Everything by Christine Uss                               Katie the Catsitter by Colleen Venable

Ash House by Angharad Walker

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