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“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?”

PreK – 1st grade

A little green duck has lost his favorite pair of socks. Where could they have gone? He searches everywhere and asks his friends to help. He looks in the toy box, on the rocks, but they cannot be found. What do the peacocks know? This is a delightful little story told with lots of rhyming words.


Young Adult Fiction

Writing in her stunning poetic style, Ellen Hopkins captures the hearts of soldiers on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan and the minds and of the family, friends, and lovers they leave behind. Ashley, a graduate student at San Diego State University, fell in love with a Marine named Cole. For five years, their relationship endured four deployments. Not until Ashley meets a professor who has similar professional pursuits and values as she does she begin to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war. This will certainly get your attention and keep it through the last page…

“Island Girls”


One last summer read, this novel is guaranteed to capture you with its story about love, friendship, and forgiveness. In a posh New England setting, three half-sisters must spend the summer together at a Nantucket house if any of the three hopes to inherit their father’s property. Each one, successful in chosen professions, distrusts and fears the others. To their surprise, the three, Meg, Arden, and Jenny, find that sisterhood is easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives. And then, the three mothers arrive plus another guest. Well, this one waits for you to figure out all the plot twists and turns.

“The White Princess”

Historical Fiction

There really was a mystery surrounding English royalty many years ago. When Henry Tudor picked up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth Field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house – Elizabeth of York in order to solidify a country divided by war for nearly twenty years. Of course, the princess is still in love with Richard III, whom Henry has just killed. This is just the beginning of the power struggles and the court intrigue that abounds in this book. Henry continually fears that somewhere a prince is waiting to come and reclaim the throne, and those fears are realized when a young man who would be king leads his army into England. Then Elizabeth has to choose between her husband, whom she has come to love, and the boy who may be her beloved lost brother. English history is always interesting, and none more so than this latest by Gregory.

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