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Thirteenth night : a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
Cocaine blues : a Phryne Fisher mystery by Kerry Greenwood
A play of Isaac by Margaret Frazer
Sweet poison by David Roberts
Parents, looking for some fun titles to encourage your little one to start using the potty? Check out some of these humorous picture books, and good luck!
Everyone poops by Taro Gomi; translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
Have you seen my potty? by Mij Kelly
The princess and the potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; illustrated by Rick Brown
Great adult authors have recognized that teen readers are more alive than ever; they know a hot trend when they see it. Celebrate Support Teen Literature Day by grabbing a teen book by an adult author. There are so many to choose from: Walter Mosley's 47, Michael Chabon's Summerland.
With so many ponds nearby, I've been noticing a lot of ducks waddling around outside the library. Ducks are such nice birds — sometimes I like to feed them bread! I like reading about ducks, too. What about you? The library has lots of great books in our Readers section all about ducks! Try:
Ducks in muck by Lori Haskins ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone
Lucky duck by written by Ellen Weiss ; illustrated by Brian Lies
Want to introduce Earth Day and green living to your preschooler? Check out some of these picture books that help introduce the concepts of gardening, recycling and loving the earth.
Taking Shakespeare's play King Lear from tragedy to comedy may seem like a tall order, but Christopher Moore does exactly that in his new book "Fool". Told from the point of view of Lear's fool, Pocket, the book is bawdy good time. But the narrator, Euan Morton, has a gift with creating unique voices for each character making the book standout in a way the paper version could not.