Friday, December 21, 2018

Ready to Go Book Display: New in 2019

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. Let's start of 2019 with new books. This is a list of titles being released in 2019 that I'm excited for and/or that you should know about. You can create a display in your library of "Coming Soon" and encourage patrons to get their name on the hold list.

Adult Recommendations:

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella (Feb 2019)

Sophie Kinsella's new novel is a story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be "the one," and an IOU that changes everything. 

From America's best known and most trusted authority on all things domestic, a fully illustrated guide on how to do everything: including organizing and decorating, cleaning and caring for your home and garden, celebrating, hosting, achieving career goals, and managing finances - and much more.

The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault (Mar 2019)

The Handmaid's Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern class, beautifully realized by artist Renee Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

The Big Kahuna (Fox and O'Hare #6) by Janet Evanovich (Mar 2019)

Rule-obsessed FBI Agent Kate O'Hare again joins with rule-bending con man Nicholas Fox to take on another case that the FBI would ordinarily shrug off. Now they are tasked with finding a Silicon Valley billionaire familiarly called the Big Kahuna.

Allan Karlsson is back, having escaped his nursing home in The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Now he and buddy Julius, up in a hot air balloon with three bottles of champagne, crash-land into the sea and are saved by a North Korean ship carrying contraband uranium.

Tia Torres, underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs.

Lights! Camera! Puzzles!: A Puzzle Lady Mystery by Parnell Hall (Apr 2019)

The new novel in the ever-popular mystery series finds the Puzzle Lady on the set of a movie about her own life - and when the first dead body shows up on set, it comes with a crossword puzzle.

Teen Recommendations:

Star Wars: Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston (Mar 2019)

When Padme Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padme must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

The Stonewall Honor-winning author of "Beyond Magenta" shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America, who face an uncertain future.

In her powerful new book, Nobel Peace Prize winner Yousafzai shares her own story of displacement, along with the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys to refugee camps and the cities where refugee girls and their families have settled.

The Giver (Graphic Novel) by Lois Lowry and P. Craig Russell (Feb 2019)

Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry's classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P. Craig Russell's beautifully haunting illustrations.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Feb 2019)

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.

Kids Recommendations:

Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce (Jan 2019)

Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley Magic. From the creator of the Big Nate series.

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (Jan 2019)

Inspired by Korean folklore, Lee presents a space opera about 13-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits, who stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her old brother in the Thousand World Space Forces. From the Rick Riordan Presents imprint.

The Friendship War by Andrew Clements (Jan 2019)

When Grace takes boxes of old buttons from a building her grandfather bought, she starts a fad at school that draws her closer to one friend, but further from another. From the beloved author of Frindle.

Because by Mo Willems and Amber Ren (Mar 2019)

Mo Willems composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl's journey to center stage. Illustrator Amber Ren brings Willems' music to life, conducting a stunning picture book.

Narwhal's Otter Friend (Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) by Ben Clanton (Feb 2019)

Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty the super-adventurous otter in the fourth book of this early graphic novel series.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise and Paola Escobar (Jan 2019)

Celebrate the power of storytelling in the gorgeous and lyrical picture book biography of Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City.

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson (Apr 2019)

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.

Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl by Susin Nielsen and Olivia Chin Mueller (Feb 2019)

What's a pampered cat to do now that she has to compete for attention with an ill-mannered puppy?

Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds (Feb 2019)

From the creator of The Word Collector comes an empowering story about finding your voice, and using it to make the world a better place.

Three adorable house cats are reporting the most hilarious breaking news! Based on author/illustrator Georgia Dunn's real-life pets, Elvis, Lupin, and Puck strap on neckties and pick up microphones to provide the most up-to-date relevant news stories (at least according to them). 

Guts by Raina Telgemeier (Sep 2019)

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face - and conquer - her fears.

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