Choices are a little teacher-friendly this time around… we have greatly increased our science collection with titles covering core concepts such as:

The Basics of Biology: Animal Systems, Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Human Body, Microbes, Plant Structures, and Reproduction.

The Basics of Chemistry: Atoms and Molecules, Biochemistry, Chemical Reactions, Energy and Reactions, Metals and Metalloids, Basics of Nonmetals, Organic Chemistry, Periodic Table, and the States of Matter.

The Basics of Physics: Electric Charges, Electric Current, Electronics, Heat, Light, Magnetism, Matter, Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, and Sound.

For those with an historical bent..

The great series of “WHAT WAS…?” brings us: The Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Panama Canal, the Gold Rush, the First Thanksgiving, Pompeii, the Underground Railroad, the Alamo, the March on Washington, and Ellis Island.

More history in another excellent series by Capstone on The Revolutionary War: the Biggest Battles, Great Women, US Constitution, Rebellious Colonists, and Weapons.

Students, some of your perennial favorites are here!

Sports: Chicago Bulls, Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Indiana Pacers

Guiness World Book 2015, Almanac, Top Ten Entertainment Series,

and more books:

James Dashner: The Rule of Thoughts

Holly Black and Cassandra Clare: The Iron Trial (reviewed by MonsterReader)

Baldacci: The Finisher

Other new arrivals (not from Scholastic)

Brandon Sanderson: The Rithmatist

JB Cheaney: Somebody on this Bus is going to be Famous!

Philip Reeve: Oliver and the Seawigs

compiled by Jon Scieszka: Guys Read True Stories (reviewed)

Come in and find something to read over the holidays!