What’s new at the Brown Library

‘Big Fat Liar’ By James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou

From James Patterson comes the third installment in the middle school series. Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed.

‘Coldsleep Lullaby: A Mystery’ By Andrew Brown

In Cape Winelands of South Africa the body of a young woman is found drifting in a river, and detective Eberard Februarie is called in to investigate the case.

It doesn’t help matters that the young woman, Melanie Du Preez, was the daughter of a prominent local citizen.

Has a murder happened here, and if so, is the motive politics or something much more personal?

A man struggling with his own demons, Eberard discovers even more secrets that lead him to the rotten core of this old university town.

‘The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners’ By Tori Bortman

Bicycling is undergoing a renaissance in the country as millions of people are taking to the streets in this nostalgic, beloved pastime. As the sales of new bicycles increase every year, these helpful tips will educate and inform beginning cyclists so they perform to the maximum potential, all while having fun.

Tori Bortman distills the essentials every beginning cyclist needs to know.

What’s new at the Brown Library

The James V. Brown Library and the Lycoming County Library System add new books, e-books and audiobooks each week. If you’re looking for your next great book, “We’ve Got U Covered” at the Brown Library. To request a personalized reading list, visit www.jvbrown.edu and fill out a short online questionnaire about your reading habits or stop in and see a member of the Information Services department. Questions may be directed to the James V. Brown Library’s circulation staff at 570-326-0536.

Complicit’ By Stephanie Kuehn

Two years ago, 15-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy horse barn. The whole town did.

Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl.

Until she did a lot of bad things, like drinking, lying and stealing, and like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children.

But today Cate got out, and now she’s coming back for Jamie. Because more than anything, Cate Henry needs her little brother to know the truth about their past.

‘D-Day’ By Rick Atkinson with Kate Waters

Adapted for young readers from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling “The Guns at Last Light,” “D-Day” captures the events and the spirit of that day – June 6, 1944 – the day that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.

They came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II.

Atkinson skillfully guides his younger audience through the events leading up to, and of, the momentous day in this photo-illustrated adaptation.

‘Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker’ By Patricia Hruby Powell

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world.

Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine’s powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.