New Large Print Books Received
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Note regarding Sex/Profanity/Violence (S/P/V) ratings:  Books with the note "Unrated" have not been reviewed to determine S/P/V content.  Please contact us for more information.

 

ENGLISH FICTION

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS
Author:   MCFADDEN, DEANNA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 2 - 4

LB  09053
  1 volume in 1 container

Retold from the Jules Verne original by Deanna McFadden.
When Phileas Fogg, a man of habit whose every day is like the one
before, makes a bet that he can circle the globe in just 80 days, the
race is on. Verne's classic story bubbles with excitement, suspense,
and colorful locations. Illustrations. 2007.

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LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE: A STORY FOR CHILDREN
Author:   LEWIS, C.S. (CLIVE STAPLES), 1898-1963
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Grades 6 - 9
Series: CHRONICLES OF NARNIA    2

LB  03969
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  09065
  1 volume in 1 container

Four English children find their way through a huge wardrobe in an
old house to the mysterious land of Narnia, which is under the spell
of the White Witch. They rescue the winter-locked land and its true
ruler, Aslan the lion. Second title in "The Chronicles of Narnia."
Sequel to "The Magician's Nephew" (RC 16987). Also available in "The
Complete Chronicles of Narnia" (RC 50083).

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SAVVY
Author:   LAW, INGRID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7

LB  09066
  1 volume in 1 container

Thirteenth birthdays in the Beaumont family reveal a magical power
unique to the honoree. After Fish learns to cause hurricanes and
Rocket to make electricity, Mibs eagerly awaits her turn. But Poppa
has a terrible accident and all Mibs wants is to save him. For grades
4-7. Newbery Honor Book. 2008.

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TALE OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES
Author:   POTTER, BEATRIX, 1866-1943
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3; Grades 2 - 4

LB  09063
  1 volume in 1 container

Benjamin Bunny and Flopsy are the parents of six young rabbits called
the Flopsy Bunnies. The story concerns how the Flopsy Bunnies, while
raiding vegetables, fall asleep and are caught by Mr. McGregor, and
placed in a sack. While McGregor is distracted, the six are freed, and
the sack filled with vegetables. Color illustrations. 2016.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: A MEMOIR
Author:   GREY, JOEL, 1932-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08982
  1 volume in 1 container

The actor, who won an Academy Award and a Tony for his role as the
emcee in Cabaret, talks about his life and career. Much of the focus
is on the ambivalence he felt throughout his life about his
homosexuality and on his path to self-acceptance. Some strong language
and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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RAMADAN
Author:   BAILEY, R.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3

LB  09052
  1 volume in 1 container

In Ramadan, young readers will learn about this Muslim holiday and the
way people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully
leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this
unique holiday. 2016.

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UPSTARTS: HOW UBER, AIRBNB, AND THE KILLER COMPANIES OF THE NEW
Author:   STONE, BRAD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09002
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Silicon Valley are changing the world"
Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or walking
into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but
today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have
ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way
governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel. In the
spirit of Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates,
another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend
convention and disrupt entire industries. Unrated. 2017.

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WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
Author:   KALANITHI, PAUL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08987
  1 volume in 1 container

On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a
neurosurgeon, the author was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
Kalanithi wrote about his own experience with dying to help others
face their mortality. His wife's epilogue follows his 2015 death.
Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.
Unified English Braille.

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ORDERING

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