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For the week of May 22 to 29, 2019

We Are Brothers
By Yves Nadon
Every summer, two brothers swim to the rock, and one jumps off. But this summer, it's time for both of them to take the leap. In this moving coming-of-age story, a younger brother overcomes his fears thanks to the support of his older brother – and the persuasiveness of his own imagination.

Walrus in the Bathtub
By Deborah Underwood
Things you'd expect to find in the bathtub: soap bubbles, rubber duckies, and shampoo. But not a walrus! As it turns out, it's pretty darn hard to get a walrus out of the tub! What's a family to do? A silly, giggly story as a family tries to evict their unexpected houseguest, before finally realizing why he's there in the first place.


A Robot World
By Clive Gifford
Robots are everywhere – at work, at play and at war. In this photo-packed book, read all about the rise of robots. Discover the designs that have captured our imaginations and led to amazing developments in technology. You can even find out how to build your own robot!

Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals
By Nancy Furstinger
All the animals in this book inspire us with their determination to conquer the difficulties posed by their injuries or disabilities. Custom designed wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs have been fashioned to replace missing or nonworking body parts, thus enabling improved mobility and a better quality of life.


Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life
By Beverley Brenna
Sapphire has spent her short pet-store life convinced that she's waiting for something. At first she thinks it's to be FREE, but when a special girl whose family is changing comes into the store, it’s fate. Jeannie's dad has moved out, and Jeannie doesn't understand what's going on, but she knows one thing: she really, REALLY wants a hamster.

Dactyl Hill Squad
By Daniel Older
It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies. Magdalys Roca and her friends are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Together with the new friends, they train to fly on dactylback, and plot to take down Riker.


The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
By Shaun David Hutchinson
A brain aneurysm killed July Cooper, but it can't destroy her bond with 17-year-old Dino DeLuca. July rises from the dead at the funeral home owned by Dino's family. Though the two teens had been on the outs for the past year, they are drawn together as they attempt to conceal July's reanimation. This book is all at once grotesque, funny, and complex.

Pretty in Punxsutawney
By Laurie Boyle Crompton
This book is the perfect mash-up of Pretty in Pink and Groundhog Day. Andie is addicted to rom-coms, and yet has never experienced her first kiss. She gets caught repeating her first day of Grade 12 over and over again. Thinking she can break the spell by finding her true love, she infiltrates different cliques and forms unexpected connections with her classmates.


Normal People: a novel
By Sally Rooney
In Rooney’s highly anticipated second novel Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life.

Machines Like Me: and people like you, a novel
By Ian McEwan
Set in 1980s London, the story revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of 24 highly developed new robotic humans – named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever.