Mayor Good Boy by Dave Scheidt

“I think Mayor Good Boy deserves a treat! This graphic novel about a dog-turned-mayor is funny, cute, and easy to read. Siblings Abby and Aaron are clever, hard-working, and have great attitudes- even when they are feeling nervous… or gassy!” – DG Library Staff

Good Boy, a dog, has been elected mayor of Greenwood! He hires two kids- siblings Abby and Aaron, who are nervous and goofy, respectively- to help out. Filled with silly fun, stinky socks, an escaped ape, and fleas!

The Sign for Home by Blair Fell

“The Sign for Home is a heartfelt, sometimes humorous, look inside the Deaf-Blind community.” – Lora, Adult & Teen Services

Cyril Brewster and Arlo Dilly meet when Cyril is hired as one of Arlo’s sign language interpreters for a writing class that Arlo is taking at the local community college. Arlo is not given much freedom by his uncle, Brother Birch, and when Cyril realizes that Arlo is yearning to find out what happened to the love of his life, Cyril finds himself breaking the rules to help Arlo.

Falling by T.J. Newman

“This was one of the greatest books I have ever read. Kept you on the edge of your seat. Could not put it down.” – Gail, Circulation

The story surrounds a hijacked plane and backstories about the crew and families.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

“A fiery feminist fairy tale!” – DG Library Staff

In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in this powerful novel that blends magic with the suffrage movement.

The Tally Stick by Carl Nixon

“Author Nixon crafts a heartbreaking, yet concise, story that’s perfect for those who enjoy Tana French and Belinda Bauer.” – Lora, Adult & Teen Services

In 1978, the Chamberlain family of six go missing on the South Island of New Zealand after their car crashes during a torrential rainstorm. Then in 2010, the bones of the oldest son, Maurice, are found, but the authorities say he didn’t die until 1982. What really happened to the family?

Spear by Nicola Griffith

“The prose is gorgeous and it’s a terrific update of a classic story.” – Andrew, Adult & Teen Services

A girl works up from nothing to join King Arthur’s knights.

World War Z by Max Brooks

“I loved listening to the audiobook because of the cast with all the accents made it feel pretty realistic” – Jessica, IT

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

“This is narrative nonfiction at its best. It is an emotionally compelling story of an important part of American history.” – Mary, Adult & Teen Services

Wilkerson interviewed thousands of people to tell the story of the millions of blacks who fled the South for Northern, Midwestern, and Western states. Focusing on the journeys of three individuals who migrated in different decades to different places makes the book both deeply personal and historically broad.

Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau

“There’s just something about a food centric romance that always hooks me. Fun characters, yummy treats, and a spicy romance hit the trifecta here!” – DG Library Staff

Actor Ryan Kwok is back in Toronto after the promotional tour for his latest film, a rom-com that is getting less-than-stellar reviews. After the sudden death of his mother and years of constant work, Ryan is taking some much-needed time off. But as he tries to be supportive to his family, he struggles with his loss and doesn’t know how to talk to his dad-who now trolls him on Twitter instead of meeting him for dim sum. Innovative baker Lindsay McLeod meets Ryan when he knocks over two dozen specialty donuts at her bakery. Their relationship is off to a messy start, but there’s no denying their immediate attraction. When Ryan signs up for a celebrity episode of Baking Fail, he asks Lindsay to teach him how to bake and she agrees. As Lindsay and Ryan spend time together, bonding over grief and bubble tea, it starts to feel like they’re cooking up something sweeter than cupcakes in the kitchen.

Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens by Elizabeth Lilly

“Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens brings you on a most heart-warming trip with a family going to visit their two culturally-distinct sets of grandparents: Mamaw and Papaw in mountainous West Virginia, and Abuela y Abuelo in warm southern Florida. The family members are all so welcoming and full of love; and of course they share their favorite nostalgic foods! I loved seeing how both Mother and Father were effortlessly comfortable in their cultural differences, and especially how the family honored traditions- from both sides- back at home.” – DG Library Staff

A family of five take a week-long trip to visit grandparents, and experience two distinct sets of wonderful (and tasty) traditions and cultures.