ELLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.
“American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” by Chris Kyle. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle became the most successful career sniper in U.S. History. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they named his “the devil” and placed a bounty on his head. This is his memoir.
“Another Piece of My Heart” by Jane Green. This best selling author explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood. At age 37, Andi has finally found the perfect man. Ethan is a devoted father and husband, and Andi fully embraces his daughters as her own. The problem is that they do not necessarily want her to be part of the family.
“Jasper Jones” by Craig Silvey. Young Charlie Bucktin is startled one night by a visitor at his bedroom window. It is Jasper Jones, the town outcast asking for help. Jasper takes Charlie to a secret hideout where he shares a horrible discovery. As the summer and the town simmers, Charlie realizes that it is very difficult to know and hide the truth. Printz Honor-Winning book.
“Dead To You” by Lisa McMann. Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It’s a miracle, at first. If only he could remember something, anything about his life before, he’d be able to put the pieces back together. But there is something that’s keeping his memory blocked, something unspeakable.
“The Isle of Blood” by Rick Yancey, the third book in the Printz Honor-winning Monstrumologist series. On a quest to find the monster known as the “Holy Grail of Monstrumology” with his eager new assistant, Arkwright, Dr. Warthrop leaves Will Henry in New York. After two months, Arkwright returns and pronounces Dr. Warthrop dead. But, Will doesn’t trust Arkwright, and journeys to London to search for Dr. Warthrop, eventually finding the dreaded Isle of Blood in his quest.
“Once a Witch” and “Always a Witch”, two titles by Carolyn MacCullough. Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, but she didn’t seem to inherit the talent. That is until a handsome stranger engages her to find a family heirloom. But the search and the stranger prove to be more sinister that expected, and the hunt will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth her family secrets, and unleash a power so strong it could destroy them.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.