2024 British Book Awards Book of the Year Shortlist

The British Book Awards, a.k.a. The Nibbies, is a celebration of books: it affirms, connects, and energizes the world of reading by showcasing those who create stories and everyone who plays a role in bringing those stories to life.

The Book of the Year Shortlists spotlight the titles that have stirred imaginations, started conversations, and been part of book clubs and bestseller lists. Winners will be chosen on May 13.

For more information, check out the British Book Awards website.

Here are the 2024 Book of the Year Shortlist titles that are in the TBP collection.

Book of the Year Fiction

ATLAS: THE STORY OF PA SALT by Lucinda Riley (DB 115689, en español DB 116572)
IRON FLAME by Rebecca Yarros (DB 117669, BR 25312 IN PROCESS)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934, LB 14812)

Book of the Year Pageturner

DEMON COPPERHEAD by Barbara Kingsolver (DB110786, LB 14284, en español DB 118851)
FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206, BR 25277 IN PROCESS)
ICEBREAKER by Hannah Grace (DB 113244)
IT STARTS WITH US by Colleen Hoover (DB 110817, LB 14258)
LOST BOOKSHOP by Evie Woods (DB 116310)
TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle Zevin (DB 109032, BR 24683, LB 14018)

Book of the Year Crime and Thriller

NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell (DB 116345)
LAST DEVIL TO DIE by Richard Osman (DB 116412)
RUNNING GRAVE by Robert Galbraith (DB 116417)

Book of the Year – Début Fiction

GODKILLER by Hannah Kaner (DB 118606)
IN MEMORIAM by Alice Winn (DB 116108)
REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY by Monica Heisey (DB 119765 IN PROCESS)

Book of the Year – Non-Fiction: Narrative

SPARE by Harry Prince, Duke of Sussex (DB 112017, LB 14392, en español DB 114176)
WOMAN IN ME by Brittany Spears (DB 116686, en español DB 117711 IN PROCESS, LB 0000121)
DIARY OF A CEO: THE 33 LAWS OF BUSINESS AND LIFE by Steven Bartlett (DB 118503)

Book of the Year – Non-Fiction: Lifestyle & Illustrated

ULTRA-PROCESSED PEOPLE: WHY WE CAN’T STOP EATING FOOD THAT ISN’T FOOD by Chris van Tulleken (DB 116723)

Book of the Year Discover

PAGEBOY: A MEMOIR by Elliot Page (DB 115140, en español DB 118092)

Book of the Year – Children’s Fiction

POWERLESS by Lauren Roberts (DB 117629)

Book of the Year – Audiobook Non-Fiction

MAKING IT SO by Patrick Stewart and narrated by the author (DB 116785)
SPARE by Harry Prince, Duke of Sussex and narrated by the author (DB 112017)
DIARY OF A CEO: THE 33 LAWS OF BUSINESS AND LIFE by Steven Bartlett and narrated by the author (DB 118503)

Book of the Year – Audiobook Fiction

NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell narrated by the author and Nicola Walker and Louise Brealey (DB 116345)
HOUSEMAID’S SECRET by Freida McFadden and narrated by Lauryn Allman (DB 117095)
RUNNING GRAVE by Robert Galbraith and narrated by Robert Glenister (DB 116417)

2024 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Comedian Kevin Hart was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on March 24 by the Kennedy Center. This award was created by the Kennedy Center to celebrate individuals who have “had an impact on American Society” in ways similar to Mark Twain. Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemmons, was chosen in recognition of his role as “a social commentator, satirist, and creator of characters, Clemens was a fearless observer of society who delighted and informed onlookers with his uncompromising perspective on social injustice and personal folly.”

The ceremony was recorded and will premiere on Netflix on May 11.

For more information check out the Kennedy Center’s Website

Here are the books written by Kevin Hart in the TBP collection.

Adult Nonfiction

I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP: LIFE LESSONS (DB 88241, BRG 04081)

Juvenile Fiction

MARCUS MAKES A MOVIE (DB 104323) Grades 3-6

Texas Center for the Book Announces the 2024 Texas Great Reads

Graphic with text reading 2024 Texas Great Read Program Selections and covers of The Which Way Tree and The Mystery of the Monarchs, with the Texas Center for the Book and TSLAC logos.

Many libraries across Texas carry copies of The Which Way Tree and The Mystery of the Monarchs; we encourage you to check them out! Talking Book Program patrons may request the The Which Way Tree now (DB 90644) ,  and The Mystery of the Monarchs will be available soon! In addition, both books are available through E-Read Texas, TSLAC’s statewide program that provides e-books to small and medium-sized public libraries statewide; if your local library is part of this network, you can access the books this way, too.

Every year, the Library of Congress asks each state Center for the Book to select titles that represent the state’s literary landscape to highlight at the National Book Festival, an event showcasing the importance of books and reading. This year’s festival will be held August 24 in Washington, DC, and online. Check out the Library of Congress website for details.

This summer, TSLAC will hold two video webinars, one for each book, including a video interview with each author and the opportunity for readers to ask questions. Stay tuned for registration. These events will be free and available on TSLAC’s YouTube channel after airing.

The Texas Center for the Book invites Texans to read The Mystery of the Monarchs and The Which Way Tree. For more information on the 2024 Texas Great Read Program, including synopses of the books, information about the authors and illustrator, and upcoming events, visit www.tsl.texas.gov/greatreadtexas.

Many Faces of BARD Program: Siri Shortcuts for BARD

Join the National Library Service (NLS) for the Many Faces of BARD program on Thursday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m. (Central) as NLS will provide information on Siri shortcuts for BARD.

BARD stands for Braille and Audio Reading Download service and is a registered trademark for the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. 

Registration is not required. The session is scheduled for one hour with time for questions. Click on the link to join: https://tinyurl.com/5ez6btsm.

Star Wars Books Available in TBP Collection

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you know all the trivia and often make edits on Wookieepedia? Does it drive you absolutely nuts to read the books out of order? Or maybe you’re trying to find the books that are canon now that Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise and removed the “Extended Universe” novels. We at the Talking Book Program (TBP) have your back. Below is a list of the books in our collection, both “canon” and “legacy,” as well as organized chronologically by era and when the action occurred.

This is an ever-evolving list. The current iteration was compiled using the source below. As the NLS collection grows daily, this may not be a complete list of our holdings.

Source: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_books

Canon

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC SERIES

6. LIGHT OF THE JEDI by Charles Soule (DB 101984)
8. RISING STORM by Cavan Scott (DB 104243)
11. FALLEN STAR by Claudia Gray (DB 106731)

REPUBLIC ERA

1. PADAWAN by Kiersten White (DB 109667)
2. MASTER & APPRENTICE: STAR WARS by Claudia Gray (DB 98355)
4. QUEEN’S SHADOW: STAR WARS by E. K. Johnston (DB 94281)
5. DOOKU: JEDI LOST by Cavan Scott (DB 98356)
8. BROTHERHOOD by Mike Chen (DB 110559)
9. CATALYST: STAR WARS: A ROGUE ONE NOVEL by James Luceno (DB 86647)
10. CHAOS RISING: THRAWN ASCENDANCY, BOOK 1 by Timothy Zahn (DB 100671)
11. STAR WARS: DARK DISCIPLE by Christie Golden (DB 82053)
12. GREATER GOOD: THRAWN ASCENDANCY. BOOK 2 by Timothy Zahn (DB 103415)
13. LESSER EVIL: THRAWN ASCENDANCY. BOOK 3 by Timothy Zahn (DB 105929)

IMPERIAL ERA

1. STAR WARS. AHSOKA by E. K. Johnston (DB 86599, BR 21779)
2. THRAWN: STAR WARS by Timothy Zahn (DB 87748)
3. LORDS OF THE SITH: STAR WARS by Paul S. Kemp (DB 81803)
4. TARKIN: STAR WARS by James Luceno (DB 80902)
5. MOST WANTED: STAR WARS by Rae Carson (DB 91292)
8. BATTLE SCARS by Sam Maggs (DB 113832)
9. NEW DAWN: STAR WARS by John Jackson Miller (DB 81326)
10. SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY by Mur Lafferty (DB 101106)
11. LOST STARS by Claudia Gray (DB 91341)
12. LEIA, PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN by Claudia Gray (DB 89248)
13. THRAWN: ALLIANCES: STAR WARS by Timothy Zahn (DB 91911)
14. THRAWN: TREASON: STAR WARS by Timothy Zahn (DB 95877)
15. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY by Alexander Freed (DB 87309)
17. HEIR TO THE JEDI: STAR WARS by Kevin Hearne (DB 81193)
20. PRINCESS AND THE SCOUNDREL by Beth Revis (DB 110053)
21. ALPHABET SQUADRON: STAR WARS by Alexander Freed (DB 100517)
22. STAR WARS: AFTERMATH; JOURNEY TO STAR WARS–THE FORCE AWAKENS by Chuck Wendig (DB 82840)
23. SHADOW FALL: STAR WARS by Alexander Freed (DB 100571)
24. LIFE DEBT. AFTERMATH by Chuck Wendig (DB 85102)
26. EMPIRE’S END. AFTERMATH by Chuck Wendig (DB 87418)

NEW REPUBLIC ERA

1. LAST SHOT: STAR WARS: A HAN AND LANDO NOVEL by Daniel Jose Older (DB 90941)
3. STAR WARS: SHADOW OF THE SITH by Adam Christopher (DB 109267)
4. BLOODLINE: NEW REPUBLIC by Claudia Gray (DB 84623)
6. PHASMA: STAR WARS by Delilah S. Dawson (DB 89189)
7. FORCE AWAKENS: STAR WARS by Alan Dean Foster (DB 83279, BT 03779, BT 13576)
9. LAST JEDI by Jason Fry (DB 90647)
10. RESISTANCE REBORN by Rebecca Roanhorse (DB 97691)
11. CRASH OF FATE: STAR WARS, GALAXY’S EDGE by Zoraida Córdova (DB 96253, BR 22815)
12. RISE OF SKYWALKER: STAR WARS; EXPANDED EDITION by Rae Carson (DB 99173)

Legends

BEFORE THE REPUBLIC

OLD REPUBLIC ERA

3. RED HARVEST by Joe Schreiber (DB 75017)
4. FATAL ALLIANCE by Sean Williams (DB 71826)
7. PATH OF DESTRUCTION: A NOVEL OF THE OLD REPUBLIC by Drew Karpyshyn (DB 63786)
8. RULE OF TWO: A NOVEL OF THE OLD REPUBLIC by Drew Karpyshyn (DB 65922)
9. DYNASTY OF EVIL: A NOVEL OF THE OLD REPUBLIC by Drew Karpyshyn (DB 70241)

RISE OF THE EMPIRE ERA

1. DARTH PLAGUEIS: STAR WARS by James Luceno (DB 95335)
7. CLOAK OF DECEPTION by James Luceno (DB 52666)
8. DARTH MAUL, SHADOW HUNTER by Michael Reaves (DB 51911)
9. STAR WARS: EPISODE 1, THE PHANTOM MENACE by Terry Brooks (DB 50064)
10. ROGUE PLANET by Greg Bear (DB 50588)
11. OUTBOUND FLIGHT by Timothy Zahn (DB 62201)
12. APPROACHING STORM by Alan Dean Foster (DB 53974)
13. STAR WARS: EPISODE 2, ATTACK OF THE CLONES by R. A. Salvatore (DB 53975)
14. CESTUS DECEPTION by Steven Barnes (DB 60487)
16. JEDI TRIAL by David Sherman (DB 59850)
24. SHATTERPOINT by Matthew Woodring Stover (DB 56882)
31. STAR WARS: MEDSTAR I, BATTLE SURGEONS: A CLONE WARS NOVEL by Michael Reaves (DB 112151)
32. STAR WARS: MEDSTAR II, JEDI HEALER: A CLONE WARS NOVEL by Michael Reaves (DB 112003)
36. LABYRINTH OF EVIL by James Luceno (DB 60221)
37. STAR WARS: EPISODE 3, REVENGE OF THE SITH by Matthew Woodring Stover (DB 60480)
40. DARK LORD: THE RISE OF DARTH VADER by James Luceno (DB 62826)
42. JEDI TWILIGHT by Michael Reaves (DB 67643)
43. STREET OF SHADOWS by Michael Reaves (DB 68071)
44. PATTERNS OF FORCE by Michael Reavis (DB 68831)
46. PARADISE SNARE: HAN SOLO TRILOGY by A. C. Crispin (DB 87392)
47. HUTT GAMBIT: HAN SOLO TRILOGY, BOOK 2 by A. C. Crispin (DB 87591)
49. FORCE UNLEASHED by Sean Williams (DB 67609)
53. DEATH STAR by Michael Reavis (DB 65660)
54. STAR WARS: HAN SOLO AT STARS’ END by Brian Daley (DB 72827)
55. STAR WARS: HAN SOLO’S REVENGE by Brian Daley (DB 72827)
56. STAR WARS: HAN SOLO AND THE LOST LEGACY by Brian Daley (DB 72827)
59. REBEL DAWN: HAN SOLO TRILOGY, BOOK 3 by A. C. Crispin (DB 87807)
60. FORCE UNLEASHED. II by Sean Williams (DB 75016)
62. DEATH TROOPERS by Joe Schreiber (DB 70317)

REBELLION ERA

6. TALES FROM THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA: STAR WARS (DB 65606, BR 21570)
22. ALLEGIANCE by Timothy Zahn (DB 64662)
47. HONOR AMONG THIEVES: STAR WARS by James S. A. Corey (DB 81195)
54. RAZOR’S EDGE: EMPIRE AND REBELLION by Martha Wells (DB 81194)
55. EMPIRE STRIKES BACK by Donald F. Glut (DB 16395, BT 03889)
57. SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE by Steve Perry (DB 42326)
59. RETURN OF THE JEDI by James Kahn (DB 19228)
64. TRUCE AT BAKURA: STAR WARS by Kathy Tyers (DB 38866, BR 09696)

NEW REPUBLIC ERA

10. STAR WARS: X-WING, ROGUE SQUADRON by Michael Stackpole (DB 94395)
11. STAR WARS: X-WING, WEDGE’S GAMBIT by Michael Stackpole (DB 94395)
12. STAR WARS: X-WING, KRYTOS TRAP by Michael Stackpole (DB 94395)
13. STAR WARS. X-WING, BACTA WAR by Michael Stackpole (DB 95095)
14. STAR WARS: X-WING, WRAITH SQUADRON by Aaron Allston (DB 95095)
15. STAR WARS: X-WING, IRON FIST by Aaron Allston (DB 95095)
16. STAR WARS: X-WING, SOLO COMMAND by Aaron Allston (DB 96183)
17. COURTSHIP OF PRINCESS LEIA by Dave Wolverton (DB 40286)
20. TATOOINE GHOST by Troy Denning (DB 56236)
21. HEIR TO THE EMPIRE by Timothy Zahn (DB 33042, BT 03354, BR 08668)
22. DARK FORCE RISING by Timothy Zahn (DB 35928, BR 09288)
23. LAST COMMAND by Timothy Zahn (DB 35942, BR 09292)
24. STAR WARS: X-WING, ISARD’S REVENGE by Michael Stackpole (DB 96183)
25. JEDI SEARCH by Kevin J. Anderson (BR 09768, BT 03890, DB 38884)
26. DARK APPRENTICE by Kevin J. Anderson (DB 40266, BR 09872)
27. CHAMPIONS OF THE FORCE by Kevin J. Anderson (DB 40279, BR 10104)
29. CHILDREN OF THE JEDI by Barbara Hambly (DB 41510, BR 10185)
30. DARKSABER by Kevin J. Anderson (DB 42038, BR 10460)
31. STAR WARS: X-WING, STARFIGHTERS OF ADUMAR by Aaron Allston (DB 96326)
32. PLANET OF TWILIGHT by Barbara Hambly (DB 44829)
33. CRYSTAL STAR by Vonda N. McIntyre (DB 40722, BR 10187)
34. BEFORE THE STORM by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (DB 44589)
35. SHIELD OF LIES by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (DB 44590)
36. TYRANT’S TEST by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (DB 45092)
38. AMBUSH AT CORELLIA by Roger MacBride Allen (DB 41492)
39. ASSAULT AT SELONIA by Roger MacBride Allen (DB 42545)
40. SHOWDOWN AT CENTERPOINT by Roger MacBride Allen (DB 42546)
51. SURVIVOR’S QUEST by Timothy Zahn (DB 57972, BR 15500)

NEW JEDI ORDER ERA

2. VECTOR PRIME by R. A. Salvatore (DB 49820)
3. DARK TIDE. I, ONSLAUGHT by Michael Stackpole (DB 50026)
4. DARK TIDE. II, RUIN by Michael Stackpole (DB 51954)
5. AGENTS OF CHAOS. I, HERO’S TRIAL by James Luceno (DB 55844)
6. AGENTS OF CHAOS. II, JEDI ECLIPSE by James Luceno (DB 52417)
7. BALANCE POINT by Kathy Tyers (DB 58271)
9. EDGE OF VICTORY. I, CONQUEST by J. Gregory Keyes (DB 53872)
10. EDGE OF VICTORY. II, REBIRTH by J. Gregory Keyes (DB 53873)
11. STAR BY STAR by Troy Denning (DB 54045)
12. DARK JOURNEY by Elaine Cunningham (DB 57990)
13. ENEMY LINES. I, REBEL DREAM by Aaron Allston (DB 56160)
14. ENEMY LINES. II, REBEL STAND by Aaron Allston (DB 56131)
15. TRAITOR by Matthew Woodring Stover (DB 55504)
16. DESTINY’S WAY by Walter Jon Williams (DB 55505)
18. FORCE HERETIC. I, REMNANT by Sean Williams (DB 56615)
19. FORCE HERETIC. II, REFUGEE by Sean Williams (DB 60227)
20. FORCE HERETIC. III, REUNION by Sean Williams (DB 60496)
21. FINAL PROPHECY by J. Gregory Keyes (DB 60505)
22. UNIFYING FORCE by James Luceno (DB 57358)

LEGACY ERA

1. BETRAYAL by Aaron Allston (DB 62798)
2. BLOODLINES by Karen Traviss (DB 63767)
3. TEMPEST by Troy Denning (DB 65408)
4. EXILE by Aaron Allston (DB 65693)
5. SACRIFICE by Karen Traviss (DB 65800)
6. INFERNO by Troy Denning (DB 65918)
7. FURY by Aaron Allston (DB 65692)
8. REVELATION by Karen Traviss (DB 66236)
9. INVINCIBLE by Troy Denning (DB 68864)
10. CROSSCURRENT by Paul S. Kemp (DB 74571)
11. RIPTIDE by Paul S. Kemp (DB 74721)
12. MILLENNIUM FALCON by James Luceno (DB 68168)
13. OUTCAST by Aaron Allston (DB 68944)
14. OMEN by Christie Golden (DB 69701)
15. ABYSS by Troy Denning (DB 69724)
16. BACKLASH by Aaron Allston (DB 71127)
17. ALLIES by Christie Golden (DB 71486)
18. VORTEX by Troy Denning (DB 72298)
19. CONVICTION by Aaron Allston (DB 73496)
20. ASCENSION by Christie Golden (DB 73875)
21. APOCALYPSE by Troy Denning (DB 77129)
22. STAR WARS. X-WING, MERCY KILL by Aaron Allston (DB 96326)
23. CRUCIBLE by Troy Denning (DB 77223)

Engineering Marvels

Do you enjoy watching Modern Marvels on the History Channel? Or perhaps you are just curious about how on Earth people were able to build skyscrapers or suspension bridges. Here are books in our collection that look at various types of building projects, how they’re designed, how they’re constructed, and sometimes how they fail. We’ve organized this list by the type of structure discussed, thus both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge are both under the heading “Bridges.” We have books for both adults and youths. We even started this list with some general books on the topic for those who want a broader approach.

GENERAL

Adult Nonfiction

BUILT TO LAST: BUILDING AMERICA’S AMAZING BRIDGES, DAMS, TUNNELS, AND SKYSCRAPERS by George Sullivan (DB 63396)
DREAMS OF IRON AND STEEL: SEVEN WONDERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, FROM THE BUILDING OF THE LONDON SEWERS TO THE PANAMA CANAL by Deborah Cadbury (DB 58527)
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION by D. I. Blockley (DB 87145)

Juvenile Nonfiction

AMAZING LANDMARKS: DISCOVER THE HIDDEN STORIES BEHIND 10 ICONIC STRUCTURES! by Rekha S. Rajan (DB 110708) Grades 3-6
ART OF CONSTRUCTION: PROJECTS AND PRINCIPLES FOR BEGINNING ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS by Mario Salvadori (DBC 00291) Grades 4-7
CONSTRUCTION: BUILDING THE IMPOSSIBLE by Nathan Aaseng (DB 52503) Grades 5-8
ENGINEERING THAT MADE AMERICA. BOOKS 1-8 (DB 88666) Grades 3-6
ENGINEERING WONDERS by Katie Marsico (DB 84321) Grades 3-6
GREAT ENGINEERING SERIES. BOOKS 1-6 by Rebecca Stepoff (DB 83739) Grades 3-6

BRIDGES

Adult Nonfiction

GOLDEN GATE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AMERICA’S GREATEST BRIDGE by Kevin Starr (DB 71731, BR 19130)
GREAT BRIDGE: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BUILDING OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE by David G. McCullough (DB 58715)

Juvenile Nonfiction

BRIDGES: FROM MY SIDE TO YOURS by Jan Adkins (DB 56337) Grades 5-8
BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Lynn Curlee (BR 14028) Grades 3-6
HOW EMILY SAVED THE BRIDGE: THE STORY OF EMILY WARREN ROEBLING AND THE BUILDING OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Frieda Wishinsky (DB 96565) Grades Kindergarten-3
SCIENCE OF A BRIDGE COLLAPSE by Nikole Brooks Bethea (DB 80822, BR 20693) Grades 3-6

CANALS

Adult Nonfiction

PANAMA FEVER: THE EPIC STORY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS OF ALL TIME – THE BUILDING OF THE PANAMA CANAL by Matthew Parker (DB 66585)
PARTING THE DESERT: THE CREATION OF THE SUEZ CANAL by Zachary Karabell (DB 58748)

Juvenile Nonfiction

PANAMA CANAL: GATEWAY TO THE WORLD by Judith St. George (DB 31445) Grades 6-9

DAMS

Adult Nonfiction

COLOSSUS: HOOVER DAM AND THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY by Michael A. Hiltzik (DB 72792)

SKYSCRAPERS

Adult Nonfiction

AMERICAN GROUND: UNBUILDING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER by William Langewiesche (BR 14746)
DIVIDED WE STAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK’S WORLD TRADE CENTER by Eric Darton (DB 54587)
NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN: THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AND AMERICAN DREAMS by Mark Kingwell (DB 67062)
SKYSCRAPER by Karl Sabbagh (DB 32438)
TWIN TOWERS: THE LIFE OF NEW YORK CITY’S WORLD TRADE CENTER by Angus K. Gillespie (DB 53309)

Juvenile Nonfiction

SKYSCRAPERS by Chris Bowman (LB 10876) Grades Kindergarten – 3

SUBWAYS

Adult Nonfiction

LABYRINTHS OF IRON: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S SUBWAYS by Benson Bobrick (DB 19093)

Juvenile Nonfiction

BENEATH THE STREETS OF BOSTON: BUILDING AMERICA’S FIRST SUBWAY by Joe McKendry (DBC 03962) Grades 5-8

TUNNELS

Adult Nonfiction

CHUNNEL: THE AMAZING STORY OF THE UNDERSEA CROSSING OF THE ENGLISH CHANNEL by Drew Fetherston (DB 46246)



Handy chart: https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch06/tables/tbl001.html

2024 Summer Reading Sign Up is Open!

Graphic for summer reading featuring a child and a ghost sharing a book by a fire and the slogan "adventure begins at your library"

Our ALL AGES summer reading program is returning on June 3, 2024! This year’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library and focuses on exploring, and all kinds of adventures.

Sign up is open now!

You can sign up using the above link, or by calling us at 1-800-252-9605.


From June 3 to August 9, you’ll get themed book lists and matching activities, and you can win a prize at the end of summer by reviewing books. Materials will be available electronically, in large print, in braille, and in Spanish.

This year the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) is also providing several virtual events, including a kickoff party, live author talks, and online games!

We can’t wait for you to join us this summer!

Negro League Baseball

Before trailblazers like Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by playing in the major leagues, there were separate leagues for people of color; African Americans played baseball in seven major Negro Leagues. Learn more about the history of theses leagues, their development, the remarkable individuals who graced the teams, and their pivotal role in the integration of professional baseball through some of the titles in our collection.

Adult Nonfiction

BONA FIDE LEGEND OF COOL PAPA BELL: SPEED, GRACE, AND THE NEGRO LEAGUES by Lonnie Wheeler (DB 106054)
CURVEBALL: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF TONI STONE, THE FIRST WOMAN TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL IN THE NEGRO LEAGUE by Martha Ackmann (DB 97982)
DON’T LOOK BACK: SATCHEL PAIGE IN THE SHADOWS OF BASEBALL by Mark Ribowsky (DB 39358)
“IF YOU WERE ONLY WHITE”: THE LIFE OF LEROY “SATCHEL” PAIGE by Donald Spivey (DBC 05388)
JOSH GIBSON: THE POWER AND THE DARKNESS by Mark Ribowsky (DB 103517)
KANSAS CITY MONARCHS: CHAMPIONS OF BLACK BASEBALL by Janet Bruce (DB 31342, BR 08351)
LET’S PLAY TWO: THE LEGEND OF MR. CUB, THE LIFE OF ERNIE BANKS by Ron Rapoport (DB 94348)
ONLY THE BALL WAS WHITE: A HISTORY OF LEGENDARY BLACK PLAYERS AND ALL-BLACK PROFESSIONAL TEAMS by Robert Peterson (DB 67568)
OSCAR CHARLESTON: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF BASEBALL’S GREATEST FORGOTTEN PLAYER by Jeremy Beer (DB 99292)
SATCHEL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN AMERICAN LEGEND by Larry Tye (DB 69547)
SATCHEL PAIGE’S AMERICA by William Price Fox (DBC 00089)
SAY HEY: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILLIE MAYS by Willie Mays (DB 30365)
SHADES OF GLORY: THE NEGRO LEAGUES AND THE STORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN BASEBALL by Lawrence D. Hogan (DB 67203)
VOICES FROM THE NEGRO LEAGUES: CONVERSATIONS WITH FIFTY-TWO BASEBALL STANDOUTS OF THE PERIOD 1924-1960 by Brent P. Kelley (DB 54770)
WILLIE MAYS: THE LIFE, THE LEGEND by James S. Hirsch (DB 70896)
WILLIE WELLS: “EL DIABLO” OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES by Bob Luke (DBC 18048)

Adult Fiction

MADEWELL BROWN by Rick Collignon (DB 73027)

Young Adult Nonfiction

EARLY LATINO BALLPLAYERS IN THE UNITED STATES: MAJOR, MINOR, AND NEGRO LEAGUES, 1901-1949 by Nick Wilson (BR 17463)
INVISIBLE MEN: LIFE IN BASEBALL’S NEGRO LEAGUES by Donn Rogosin (DB 22042)

Juvenile Nonfiction

42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER: THE ODYSSEY OF JACKIE ROBINSON, AMERICAN HERO by Doreen Rappaport (DB 90432) Grades 5-8
BASEBALL AT WAR: WORLD WAR II AND THE FALL OF THE COLOR LINE by Thomas W. Gilbert (BR 11404) Grades 6-9
BASEBALL’S LEADING LADY: EFFA MANLEY AND THE RISE AND FALL OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES by Andrea Williams (DB 102084) Grades 5-8
BLACK DIAMOND: THE STORY OF THE NEGRO BASEBALL LEAGUES by Pat McKissack (DB 49035) Grades 6-9
BUCK O’NEIL: BASEBALL’S AMBASSADOR by Jeff Gall (DBC 09657) Grades 4-7
SATCHEL PAIGE by David Shirley (DB 37559) Grades 5-8
STARS IN THE SHADOWS: THE NEGRO LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME OF 1934 by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (DB 74753) Grades 2-4
STRONG RIGHT ARM: THE STORY OF MAMIE “PEANUT” JOHNSON by Michelle Y. Green (DB 60256) Grades 4-7
WE ARE THE SHIP: THE STORY OF NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL by Kadir Nelson (DB 66426, BR 18223) Grades 3-6

Juvenile Fiction

COCO GRIMES by Mary Stolz (DB 40002) Grades 3-6
FORGOTTEN HEROES by Michael Anthony Steele (BRC 01092) Grades 3-6
JOURNAL OF BIDDY OWENS: THE NEGRO LEAGUES by Walter Dean Myers (DB 56912) Grades 5-8
JUST CALL ME JOE by Jean Alicia Elster (DBC 00123) Grades 4-7
SATCH AND ME: A BASEBALL CARD ADVENTURE by Dan Gutman (DB 69453) Grades 4-7
STUMPTOWN KID by Carol Gorman (DBC 16838, BR 17996) Grades 4-7

Jimmy Fallon’s Book Club Recommendations

Jimmy Fallon has relaunched his book club. This time he’s decided to go with a March Madness theme, pitting books against each other. On Friday, March 29, Fallon revealed which books have moved onto the Elite Eight. The ultimate winner was announced on Wednesday, April 10: NIGHTWATCHING by Tracy Sierra.

Below are 12 of Jimmy’s Sweet Sixteen picks. Which one do you think should have been the ultimate winner?

For more information check out the website: www.nbc.com/nbc-insider/jimmy-fallon-book-club-2024-books.

FURY by Alex Michaelides (DB 118438)
JAMES by Percival Everett (IN PROCESS)
NIGHTWATCHING by Tracy Sierra (DB 118938)
GRIEF IS FOR PEOPLE by Sloane Crosley (DB 119523 IN PROCESS)
WANDERING STARS by Tommy Orange (IN PROCESS)
YEAR OF THE LOCUST: A THRILLER by Terry Hayes (LB 0000082)
ORDINARY HUMAN FAILINGS by Megan Nolan (DB 119104)
FOX WIFE by Yangsze Choo (DB 119298 IN PROCESS)
HUNTER by Tana French (IN PROCESS)
OTHER VALLEY by Scott Alexander Howard (IN PROCESS)
BULLET SWALLOWER by Elizabeth Gonzalez James (DB 118891)
HOW TO SOLVE YOUR OWN MURDER by Kristen Perrin (IN PROCESS)

Authors and Their Pets

April 11 is National Pet Day. Celebrate by reading one of these books written by authors about their pets. The books in our collection cover variety of authors. We have popular fiction writers like Danielle Steel and Dean Koontz, as well as more literary authors such as John Steinbeck and Virginia Woolfe. In fact, Virginia Woolfe wrote a biography about Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s dog, Flush. So, poets are covered too.

BIG LITTLE LIFE: A MEMOIR OF A JOYFUL DOG by Dean R. Koontz (DB 70393, BR 18728)
BLISS TO YOU: TRIXIE’S GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE by Dean R. Koontz (DB 69378)
CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS by Peter Gethers (DB 34131, BR 08854)
COLTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BEST DOG I EVER HAD by Rick Bass (BR 13367)
DOG IS MY CO-PILOT: GREAT WRITERS ON THE WORLD’S OLDEST FRIENDSHIP (DB 57155, BR 15158)
DOG’S LIFE by Peter Mayle (DB 44236, BR 10858)
FLUSH: A BIOGRAPHY by Virginia Woolfe (BRA 09862)
MY CAT SPIT MCGEE by Willie Morris (DB 52219, BR 13597)
MY DOG SKIP by Willie Morris (DB 41612, BR 10740)
PARTICULARLY CATS–AND RUFUS by Doris Lessing (BR 09522)
PURE JOY: THE DOGS WE LOVE by Danielle Steel (DB 92763)
SHAGGY MUSES: THE DOGS WHO INSPIRED VIRGINIA WOOLF, EMILY DICKINSON, EDITH WHARTON, ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, AND EMILY BRONTE by Maureen B. Adams (DB 64545)
SLEEPING WITH CATS: A MEMOIR by Marge Piercy (DB 58077)
TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: IN SEARCH OF AMERICA by John Steinbeck (DB 16094, BR 09952)
WOOF! WRITERS ON DOGS (DB 68414)