Summer Reading Program Presents: That All May Travel!

Adventure is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. This week we’re featuring books in our collection about travel. But we don’t want you just to read about adventure. Consequently, we’ve included links to resources with accessibility information for disabled travelers. We want everyone to be able to travel as easily and comfortably as possible. So, if you’ve been putting off that bucket list trip due to the travails of traveling with a disability, put it off no longer. And for those who prefer to experience travel through a good book, we have an armchair traveler section at the end.

Remember: Adventure begins at your library!

Know your Rights

U.S. Department of Transportation: Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights

  • The Right to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect.
  • The Right to Receive Information About Services and Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations.
  • he Right to Receive Information in an Accessible Format.
  • The Right to Accessible Airport Facilities.
  • The Right to Assistance at Airports.
  • The Right to Assistance on the Aircraft.
  • The Right to Travel with an Assistive Device or Service Animal.
  • The Right to Receive Seating Accommodations.
  • The Right to Accessible Aircraft Features.
  • The Right to Resolution of a Disability-Related Issue.

Know your Resources

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality: is a non-profit organization that advocates and creates resources and opportunities for disabled travelers. Among their resources includes tips for travelers of all disabilities, a compilation of rights that disabled travelers should know, and lists of accessible activities in many cities. Some of their most valuable articles include:

  • How to travel with a speech impairment
  • How to travel with a sight impairment or blindness
  • How to travel with a hearing impairment or deafness
  • Autism and airport travel safety tips
  • How to travel with an older adult
  • Avis Rent A Car Launches “Avis Access” for Travelers with Disabilities
  • Toll-Free Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities

CDC: Traveling with a disability

ETIAS: Step by Step Traveling with a Disability in Europe

European Network for Accessible Tourism

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

Mobility International U. S. A.

National Council on Aging: Mobility Friendly Travel Guide

U.S. Department of State: International Travelers with Special Considerations and Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

U.S. Department of Transportation: General Travel Tips for Persons with Disabilities Toll free hotline: 800-778-4838

Accessible Travel DIY

Accessibility apps

Aira: Visual Interpreter Service app for iOS and Android. Uses trained professionals.
Be My Eyes:  Visual Interpreter Service free app for iOS and Android. Uses volunteers.
iAccess Life: Navigate accessible routes and locations.
Google Maps: Includes an “Accessible Places” feature, which labels accessible entrances, seating, restrooms, and parking.

Specialized Car Rental Agencies

MobilityWorks
Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals

Specialty Travel Agencies

Easy Access Travel: https://easyaccesstravel.com/
Tapooz Travel: https://www.tapooztravel.com/
Travel for All: https://travel-for-all.com/
Wheel the World: https://wheeltheworld.com

Traveling by Bus, Train, or Airplane

Amtrak: Accessible Travel Services
Greyhound: Customers with Disabilities Travel Assistance
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program: This program assists individuals with hidden disabilities navigate in airports.
TSA: TSA Cares-Disabilities and Medical Conditions
U. S. Airport Sensory Rooms: Sensory rooms enhance the airport experience for travelers with autism and special needs by providing soft lighting and other features to reduce anxiety before a flight.  

Travel How to Books

ACCESS ANYTHING: I CAN DO THAT! ADVENTURING WITH DISABILITIES by Andrea Jehn Kennedy (DB 69444)
AIR TRAVEL FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS by Cory Lee (DB 115733)
TWENTY-TWO ACCESSIBLE ROAD TRIPS: DRIVING VACATIONS FOR WHEELERS AND SLOW WALKERS by Candy Harrington (DB 75991)

Armchair Travel Books

I DIDN’T HEAR THE DRAGON ROAR by Frances M. Parsons (DB 28448, BR 07658)
I’LL PUSH YOU: A JOURNEY OF 500 MILES, TWO BEST FRIENDS, AND ONE WHEELCHAIR by Patrick Gray (DB 89784)
MILO’S EYES: HOW A BLIND EQUESTRIAN AND HER “SEEING EYE HORSE” RESCUED EACH OTHER by Lissa Bachner (DB 110604, BR 24622)
SENSE OF THE WORLD: HOW A BLIND MAN BECAME HISTORY’S GREATEST TRAVELER by Jason Roberts (DB 62703, BR 16660)
SEVEN-TENTHS: LOVE, PIRACY, AND SCIENCE AT SEA by David Fisichella (DB 71749, BR 19090)
SITES UNSEEN: TRAVELING THE WORLD WITHOUT SIGHT by Wendy S. David (DB 73854)
TRAVELS IN A BLUE CHAIR: ALASKA TO ZAMBIA, USHUAIA TO ULURU; A SERIES OF SHORT STORIES by Walt Balenovich (DB 67926)
UNHEARD: A MEMOIR OF DEAFNESS AND AFRICA by Josh Swiller (DB 67060)
UNSEEN TRAIL: THE STORY OF A BLIND HIKER’S JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Michael O. Hanson (DBC 02612)
YEAR OF SUNDAYS: TAKING THE PLUNGE (AND OUR CAT) TO EXPLORE EUROPE by Edward D. Webster (DB 64156, BR 15594)

Nebula Awards Finalists 2024

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards were established by the Science Fiction Writers of America to create an annual anthology of the best stories of the year. The finalists were announced March 15. The winners will be announced Saturday, June 8.

For more information check the award’s website.

Here are the finalists for 2024 that are in the TBP collection.

Nebula Award for Novel

SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS by Vajra Chandrasekera (DB 118283)
WATER OUTLAWS by S. L. Huang (DB 118272, BR IN PROCESS)
TRANSLATION STATE by Ann Leckie (DB 116532)
TERRAFORMERS by Annalee Newitz (DB 113293)
SHIGIDI AND THE BRASS HEAD OF OBALUFON by Wole Talabi (DB 118434)
WITCH KING by Martha Wells (DB 114938)

Nebula Award for Novella

CRANE HUSBAND by Kelly Barnhill (DB 113877, BR 24881, LB 14276)
THORNHEDGE by T. Kingfisher (DB 116446, BR 25269 IN PROCESS)
UNTETHERED SKY by Fonda Lee (DB 118269)
MAMMOTHS AT THE GATES by Vo Nghi (DB 118727, BR IN PROCESS)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

TO SHAPE A DRAGON’S BREATH by Moniquill Blackgoose (DB 118278)

Texas Talking Book Program Author Talk: Taylor Moore

The Talking Book Program’s theme for our Summer Reading Program this year is Adventure begins at your Library, so join us for an author talk on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) with action-packed thriller author, Taylor Moore.

Reader’s Advisory Librarian, Laura Jean will talk with him about his career as an author as well as his books, from his GARRETT KOHL Series. A Q&A chat will follow.

Our Author Talks meet via Zoom, however all you need to participate is a telephone! If you have a land line, you will use the telephone number. If you have a smart phone, you will use the “one-tap” number to join the discussion. We will also email a Zoom invitation to those who prefer to use a computer. This information will be sent to all patrons who RSVP a week prior to the author talk.

We would also like to offer you the opportunity to ask Taylor Moore questions about his books. Please submit questions by July 9. We will choose questions based on the responses to this form and they may be asked during the event!

Question Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnJUBaiGh0MUQEMUtqldrlqjQFj5vIXotqLsp1WqghSNwPLg/viewform?usp=sharing

To RSVP, please reply to this email, or call the Talking Book Program at 1-800-252-9605

Please indicate if you would like us to mail you a digital cartridge with his series or if you prefer to download them from BARD. Also, please let us know if you would like a reminder via email or phone-call (or both).

Start with the first book in his series: DOWN RANGE

DOWN RANGE (DBC 26465) by Taylor Moore

NLS Annotation: “As a decorated undercover DEA special agent, Garrett Kohl has traveled the world–and fought in most of it–but it’s the High Plains of northwest Texas he calls home and dreams of returning to one day. When he is ordered back to Texas on a short mission expected to take a week at most, Kohl is unsettled to discover that the once-peaceful ranching community he loves is under attack. A band of criminals who have infiltrated law enforcement, corrupted local businesses, and is now terrorizing Kohl’s own family.”– adapted from jacket. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. 2021.

We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday, July 16!

Summer Reading Program Presents: National Parks

Adventure is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. This week we’re featuring books about our National Parks. In fact, did you know that you can visit our national parks without even leaving your home? Many of our National Parks offer virtual tours. For more information, go to the National Parks website.

Perhaps you’d rather read about our national parks. Our collection contains everything from history to mystery, with romance in between. Check out the titles in our collection. Remember, adventure begins at your library!

Adult Nonfiction

BIG BURN: TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND THE FIRE THAT SAVED AMERICA by Timothy Egan (DB 69976)
HOUR OF LAND: A PERSONAL TOPOGRAPHY OF AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS by Terry Tempest Williams (DB 86575)
LASSOING THE SUN: A YEAR IN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS by Mark Woods (DBC 12749)
LEAVE IT AS IT IS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S AMERICAN WILDERNESS by David Gessner (DB 101435)
LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS: MY ACADIA-TO-ZION JOURNEY THROUGH EVERY NATIONAL PARK by Conor Knighton (DB 99776)
NATURAL RIVALS: JOHN MUIR, GIFFORD PINCHOT, AND THE CREATION OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LANDS by John Clayton (DB 102008)
PROPHETS AND MOGULS, RANGERS AND ROGUES, BISON AND BEARS: 100 YEARS OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE by Heather Hansen (DBC 03184)
RIGHTFUL HERITAGE: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE LAND OF AMERICA by Douglas Brinkley (DB 85166, LB 08664)
TEN BEST OF EVERYTHING: NATIONAL PARKS; EIGHT HUNDRED TOP PICKS FROM PARKS COAST TO COAST (DB 73663)
THAT WILD COUNTRY: AN EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LANDS by Mark Kenyon (DB 103496)

Adult Fiction

SERIES

ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY SERIES by Nevada Barr
Track of the Cat (DB 65648, BR 21546, LB 10965)
DINOSAUR LAKE SERIES by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Dinosaur Lake (DB 81416)
JACK PRESTER MYSTERY SERIES by Sandy Dengler
Model Murder (LB 10601)
RANGER MCINTYRE SERIES by James C. Work
UNMENTIONABLE MURDERS (DBC 13135)
VINTAGE NATIONAL PARKS by Karen Barnett
Road to Paradise (DB 98319)

STAND ALONE NOVELS

CHASING BEARS: A CANOE COUNTRY ADVENTURE by Earl Fleck (DB 51873, BR 13475)
FAMOUS FOR A LIVING by Melissa Ferguson (LB 14666)
FOOL’S PROGRESS: AN HONEST NOVEL by Edward Abbey (DB 29206)
KINGDOMTIDE by Rye Curtis (DB 98412)
LAST RANGER by Peter Heller (DB 118782)
NEST IN ASHES by Christine Goff (DBC 12981)
PUBLIC TRUST by J. M. Mitchell (DBC 03185)
TAKE ME WITH YOU by Catherine Ryan Hyde (DBC 16525)

Juvenile Nonfiction

NATIONAL MONUMENTS, NATIONAL PARKS, NATURAL WONDERS by Cynthia L. Brown (DB 69027)

Juvenile Fiction

SERIES

KATT VS. DOGG SERIES by James Patterson
Katt vs. Dogg (DB106129) Grades 3-6
MYSTERIES IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS SERIES by Gloria Skurzynski
Wolf Stalker (DB 50778) Grades 4-7
NATIONAL PARK MYSTERY SERIES by Mary Morgan
Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks (DBC 11122) Grades 3-6

STAND ALONE NOVELS

OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD by Laura Welch Bush (DB 102072, BR 21094) Grades Kindergarten – 3

Pulitzer Prize Finalists 2024

The Pulitzer Prizes, administered at Columbia University, were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher who left money to Columbia upon his death. A portion of his bequest was used to establish the Pulitzer Prize as an incentive to excellence. First awarded in 1917, Pulitzer specified solely four awards in journalism, four in books and drama, one for education, and five traveling scholarships. Since then, the Pulitzer Prize Board has increased the number of awards to 23 and introduced poetry, music, photography, memoir, and audio journalism as subjects. Below are the 2024 finalists and winners in the TBP collection under the category of Letters and Drama Prizes. The winners were announced on May 6.

For more information check the Awards’ Website.

Fiction

NIGHT WATCH by Jayne Anne Phillips
DB 117272
SAME BED DIFFERENT DREAMS by Ed Park
DB 117270

Biography

KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig
DB 115189, BR 25331
MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE: AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM by Ilyon Woo DB 112758

Memoir or Autobiography

LILIANA’S INVINCIBLE SUMMER: A SISTER’S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE by Cristina Rivera Garza
DB 115091, en espanol DB 107986
BEST MINDS: A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, MADNESS, AND THE TRAGEDY OF GOOD INTENTIONS by Jonathan Rosen
DB 114107
COUNTRY OF THE BLIND: A MEMOIR AT THE END OF SIGHT by Andrew Leland
DB 115575, BR 25166

General Nonfiction

DAY IN THE LIFE OF ABED SALAMA: ANATOMY OF A JERUSALEM TRAGEDY by Nathan Thrall
DB 118265
COBALT RED: HOW THE BLOOD OF THE CONGO POWERS OUR LIVES by Kara Siddharth
DB 112317
FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Vaillant
DB 116220

2024 ITW Thriller Awards Finalists

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas. The finalists for the Thriller Awards were announced March 15. The winners will be announced June 1.

For more information check out the ITW Thriller Awards website.

Here are the finalists for 2024 that are in the TBP collection.

Best Hardcover Novel

ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby (DB 115237)
HER DEADLY GAME by Robert Dugoni (LB 14507)
IT’S ONE OF US by J. T. Ellison (LB 14313)
FIXIT: AN IQ NOVEL by Joe Ide (DB 114363)

Best Audiobook

LAST ORPHAN by Gregg Hurwitz and narrated by Scott Brick (DB 113169)
HOUSEMAID’S SECRET by Freida McFadden and narrated by Lauryn Allman (DB 117095)
HOUSE OF WOLVES by James Patterson and Mike Lupica and narrated by Ellen Archer (DB 111848)

Best First Novel

GOLDEN GATE by Amy Chua (DB 116781, LB 0000040)
SCORCHED GRACE by Margot Douaihy (DB 115165)

Best Paperback Original Novel

CAVE 13 by Jonathan Maberry (DB 118501 IN PROCESS)

Best Young Adult Novel

WHERE HE CAN’T FIND YOU by Darcy Coates (DB 118630 IN PROCESS)
WHERE ECHOES DIE by Courtney Gould (DB 116092)
WHERE DARKNESS BLOOMS by Andrea Hannah (DB 113779)
STATELESS by Elizabeth Wein (DB 115906)

Summer Reading Program Presents: Star Trek Books Available in the TBP Collection

Adventure is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. This week we’re featuring books about the Star Trek franchise. Go explore strange new worlds and boldly go where no one has yet to go—through the magic of reading Because, remember: adventure begins at your library!

This is an ever-evolving list. The current iteration was compiled using the source below on April 12, 2024. As the NLS collection grows daily, this is not a complete list of our holdings. This list is organized with the TV shows first, then the movies. Then we’ve also included the books we have about Star Trek Magazine, as well as nonfiction titles about the show and memoirs from the actors.

Source: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Novels

STAR TREK: Television Tie-In Series

Original Series

Novelizations

STAR TREK 5 by James Blish (DB 14291)
STAR TREK 8 by James Blish (DB 13573)

Numbered

1. STAR TREK, THE MOTION PICTURE: A NOVEL by Gene Roddenberry (DB 15108)
7. STAR TREK, THE WRATH OF KHAN: A NOVEL by Vonda N. McIntyre (DB 18556)
11. YESTERDAY’S SON by A. C. Crispin (DB 20151)
12. MUTINY ON THE ENTERPRISE by Robert E. Vardeman (DB 21833)
17. STAR TREK III, THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK by Vonda N. McIntyre (DB 27382)
20. VULCAN ACADEMY MURDERS by Jean Lorrah (DB 30873, BR 08131)
21. UHURA’S SONG by Janet Kagan (DB 25238)
23. ISHMAEL by Barbara Hambly (DBC 16925)
32. CHAIN OF ATTACK by Gene Deweese (DB 26694)
33. DEEP DOMAIN by Howard Weinstein (DB 26697)
35. ROMULAN WAY by Diane Duane (DB 27163)
38. IDIC EPIDEMIC by Jean Lorrah (DB 29038)
39. TIME FOR YESTERDAY by A. C. Crispin (DBC 00160)
40. TIMETRAP by David Dvorkin (DB 29159)
41. THREE-MINUTE UNIVERSE by Barbara Paul (DB 28046)
42. MEMORY PRIME by Garfield Reeves-Stevens (DB 29027)
43. FINAL NEXUS by Gene Deweese (DB 30281)
44. VULCAN’S GLORY by D. C. Fontana (DB 30275)
45. DOUBLE, DOUBLE by Michael Jan Friedman (DB 30991)
46. CRY OF THE ONLIES by Judy Klass (DB 31972, BR 08303)
48. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Peter Morwood (DB 31974, BR 08301)
49. PANDORA PRINCIPLE by Carolyn Clowes (DB 31973, BR 08251)
50. DOCTOR’S ORDERS by Diane Duane (DB 32608, BR 08426)
51. ENEMY UNSEEN by V. E. Mitchell (DB 32023, BR 08460)
53. GHOST WALKER by Barbara Hambly (DB 33924, BR 08728)
54.1. LOST YEARS by J. M. Dillard (DB 30643, BR 08056)
54.2. FLAG FULL OF STARS by Brad Ferguson (DB 33015, BR 08526)
56. LEGACY by Michael Jan Friedman (DB 33047, BR 08656)
57. RIFT by Peter David (DB 34029, BR 09096)
59. DISINHERITED by Peter David (DB 34044, BR 09086)
60. ICE TRAP by L. A. Graf (DB 37978, BR 09519)
61. SANCTUARY by John Vornholt (DB 35877, BR 09138)
64. STARSHIP TRAP by Mel Gilden (DB 38336, BR 09523)
65. WINDOWS ON A LOST WORLD by V. E. Mitchell (DB 38373, BR 09580)
67. GREAT STARSHIP RACE by Diane Carey (DB 37623, BR 09424)
74. FEARFUL SUMMONS by Denny Martin Flinn (DB 44180)
80. JOY MACHINE by James E. Gunn (BRC 01610)
93. THIN AIR: NEW EARTH, BOOK 5 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (DBC 17254)

Unnumbered

FATE OF THE PHOENIX by Sondra Marshak (DBC 03030)
PROBE by Margaret Wander Bonanno (DB 35859, BR 09072)
SHADOWS ON THE SUN by Michael Jan Friedman (DB 37988, BR 09497)
SAREK by A. C. Crispin (DB 39107, BR 09662)
ENTERPRISE: THE FIRST ADVENTURE by Vonda N. McIntyre (DB 25383)
STRANGERS FROM THE SKY by Margaret Wander Bonanno (DB 27122)
SPOCK’S WORLD by Diane Duane (DB 28019)
FINAL FRONTIER by Diane Carey (DB 29029)
PRIME DIRECTIVE by Garfield Reeves-Stevens (DB 31975)
FEDERATION by Judith Reeves-Stevens (DB 39662)

Shatnerverse

ASHES OF EDEN: ODYSSEY, BOOK 1 by William Shatner (DB 45690)
RETURN: STAR TREK; ODYSSEY, BOOK 2 by William Shatner (DB 56702)
AVENGER: STAR TREK; ODYSSEY, BOOK 3 by William Shatner (DB 56719)
CAPTAIN’S PERIL: TOTALITY, BOOK 1 by William Shatner (DB 58868)

Children’s Series (Grades 3-6)

TRUTH MACHINE by Christopher Cerf (DB 13451)
PRISONER OF VEGA by Sharon Lerner (DB 14623)

Next Generation

Novelizations

UNIFICATION by Jeri Taylor (DB 35623, BR 09117)
STAR TREK GENERATIONS by J. M. Dillard (DB 40623, BR 09953)

Numbered

8. CAPTAINS’ HONOR by David Dvorkin (DB 31968, BR 08235)
12. DOOMSDAY WORLD by Carmen Carter (DB 31983, BR 08302)
14. EXILES by Howard Weinstein (DB 32016, BR 08417)
15. FORTUNE’S LIGHT by Michael Jan Friedman (DB 32033, BR 08454)
17. BOOGEYMEN by Mel Gilden (DB 33030, BR 08643)
18. Q-IN-LAW by Peter David (DB 33915, BR 08665)
19. PERCHANCE TO DREAM by Howard Weinstein (DB 34025, BR 08852)
21. CHAINS OF COMMAND by W. A. McCay (DB 35624, BR 09101)
22. IMBALANCE by V. E. Mitchell (DB 35625, BR 09090)
23. WAR DRUMS by John Vornholt (DB 44058, BR 11072)
28. HERE THERE BE DRAGONS by John Peel (DB 44946)
30. DEBTORS’ PLANET by W. R. Thompson (DB 39420, BR 09714)
36. INTO THE NEBULA by Gene Deweese (DB 44646)

Unnumbered

METAMORPHOSIS by Jean Lorrah (DB 31427, BR 08250)
VENDETTA by Peter David (DB 33031, BR 08660)
REUNION by Michael Jan Friedman (DB 33941, BR 08757)
IMZADI by Peter David (DB 35626, BR 09119)
DARK MIRROR by Diane Duane (DB 38892, BR 09730)
Q-SQUARED by Peter David (DB 39441, BR 09867)
DEVIL’S HEART by Carmen Carter (DB 41008, BR 10428)

Deep Space Nine

Numbered

2. SIEGE by Peter David (DB 45125)
3. BLOODLETTER by K. W. Jeter (DB 46067)
4. BIG GAME by Sandy Schofield (DB 40814)
5. FALLEN HEROES by Dafydd ab Hugh (DB 41005)
8. ANTIMATTER by John Vornholt (DB 42177)
9. PROUD HELIOS by Melissa Scott (DB 46113)
11. DEVIL IN THE SKY by Greg Cox (DB 44943)
13. STATION RAGE by Diane Carey (DB 45764)
15. OBJECTIVE: BAJOR by John Peel (DB 46114)

Unnumbered

PROPHECY AND CHANGE (DB 60696)
FERENGI RULES OF ACQUISITION by Ira Steven Behr (DB 44033)

Relaunch

Deep Space Nine “relaunch” is an unofficial term used to refer to titles for Deep Space Nine fiction set after the TV series finale “What You Leave Behind”.

UNITY by S. D. Perry (DB 59375)

STAR TREK: Movies

Novelizations

STAR TREK, THE MOTION PICTURE: A NOVEL by Gene Roddenberry (DB 15108)
STAR TREK, THE WRATH OF KHAN: A NOVEL by Vonda N. McIntyre (DB 18556)
STAR TREK III, THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK by Vonda N. McIntyre (DB 27382)
STAR TREK IV, THE VOYAGE HOME by Vonda N. McIntyre (DB 25967)
STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER by J. M. Dillard (DB 54273)
STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY by J. M. Dillard (DB 34031, BR 08890)
STAR TREK GENERATIONS by J. M. Dillard (DB 40623, BR 09953)
STAR TREK by Alan Dean Foster (DB 70035)

STAR TREK: Magazine

1. BEST OF TREK: FROM THE MAGAZINE FOR STAR TREK FANS by Walter Irwin (DB 14618, BR 05966)
2. BEST OF TREK #2: FROM THE MAGAZINE FOR STAR TREK FANS by Walter Irwin (DB 22644)
3. BEST OF TREK #3: FROM THE MAGAZINE FOR STAR TREK FANS by Walter Irwin (BR 06036)
4. BEST OF TREK #4: FROM THE MAGAZINE FOR STAR TREK FANS by Walter Irwin (BR 06157)
5. BEST OF TREK #5: FROM THE MAGAZINE FOR STAR TREK FANS by Walter Irwin (BR 06158)

STAR TREK Nonfiction

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM WATCHING “STAR TREK” by Dave Marinaccio (BR 10920)
BEAMING UP AND GETTING OFF: LIFE BEFORE AND BEYOND STAR TREK by Walter Koenig (DB 106527)
I AM NOT SPOCK by Leonard Nimoy (DB 13399)
I AM SPOCK by Leonard Nimoy (DB 43757)
PHASERS ON STUN!: HOW THE MAKING (AND REMAKING) OF STAR TREK CHANGED THE WORLD by Ryan Britt (DB 108903)
PHYSICS OF STAR TREK by Lawrence Maxwell Krauss (DB 43550)
STAR TREK CREATOR: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF GENE RODDENBERRY by David Alexander (DB 39794)
STAR TREK LIVES! by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (DB 11175)
STAR TREK MEMORIES by William Shatner (DB 37629)
STAR TREK ON THE BRAIN: ALIEN MINDS, HUMAN MINDS by Robert Sekuler (DB 50105)
TO SEEK OUT NEW LIFE: BIOLOGY OF STAR TREK by Athena Andreadis (DB 48584)
TO THE STARS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF STAR TREK’S MR. SULU by George Takei (DBC 26683)
WORLD OF STAR TREK by David Gerrold (DB 15700)

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

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)