On the shelves – Sept. 2

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

"Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self," by Joseph Galliano was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of Jamie Ingle.

Often handwritten and shown alongside a photograph of the writer, letters written by 60 celebrities to their younger selves present intimate, moving, and witty insights that give comfort, warning, and the wisdom of hindsight to share with readers of all ages.

"Thunder and Glory: The 25 Most Memorable Races in NASCAR Winston Cup History" was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of Kay Harmon.

Created in conjunction with "NASCAR Scene," this definitive review takes fans back in time to relive 25 of the most exciting races in the history of the nation's fastest-growing sport, and includes a DVD of the early days of stock car racing.

"Ask Click and Clack: Answers From Car Talk," by Tom Magliozzi was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Kay Harmon.

The hilarious hosts of NPR's "Car Talk" answer all your car conundrums in this collection of 100 of the best questions, answered with genuinely useful advice along with chapters on Sacred Male Bonding Rituals, You May Never Have A Chance To Do Anything This Stupid Again, and The Plural Of Lexus.

"The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work," by Sally Helgesen was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Debbie Moore.

This book redefines women's real power as leaders and demonstrates why the things that women notice, what they value, and how they connect the dots constitutes their strongest asset in the workplace.

"Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money with Hidden Finds From Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between," by Aaron LaPedis was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Bill Pringle.

This comprehensive guide simplifies the process of buying low and selling used items higher, and covers the thrill of the hunt, the nitty-gritty of negotiation, and the how-to's of marketing your finds.

"The Road to Grace," by Richard Evans continues the story of Alan Christofferson, a once-successful advertising executive who, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, left everything he knew behind and set off with nothing but a backpack on a cross-country journey from Seattle to Key West.

Portales Public Library

"Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear," by Carrie Goldman. Unexpectedly, Carrie Goldman became the voice for the antibullying movement after her blog post about her daughter Katie's bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention. Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and how to be smart consumers of technology and media in Bullied. She calls on us all to fiercely examine our own stereotypes and embrace our joint responsibility for creating a culture of acceptance and respect. Bullied is an eye-opening, prescriptive, and ultimately uplifting guide to raising diverse, empathetic, tolerant kids in a caring and safe world.

"The Rise of Nine: Book 3 in the I Am Number Four Series," by Pittacus Lore. I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive until the day I met John Smith, Number Four. We are much more powerful together, but it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. I found even more when I went to Spain to find Seven, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Younger than the rest of us is Ella, but just as brave. Now we're looking for John and the others, but so are they. In Malaysia, they caught Number One; in England, Number Two; and in New York, they caught me, but I escaped. I am Number Six. They want to finish what they started, but they'll have to fight us first.

"Fake Mustache," by Tom Angleberger. A novelty-store mustache pits two seventh-grade friends against each other in a battle for the fate of the U.S.A. in this hilarious new book from bestselling author Tom Angleberger. The Heidelberg Handlebar Number Seven is no cheap costume prop, but a lip tickler so dazzlingly convincing, it can turn whole towns of people into mindless yes-men. Lenny Flem Jr. lends ten dollars to his twelve-year-old friend, Casper Bengue to buy the mustache, so when a mysterious-and very short-mustachioed man goes on a bank-robbing spree, then launches a well-financed bid for the presidency, it doesn't take Lenny long to realize that his buddy is up to no good. What's worse is that almost everyone else is completely under Casper's spell. With teen cowgirl queen, Jodie O'Rodeo, at his side and dozens of hypnotized townsfolk on his trail, Lenny will try to stop Casper-aka Fako Mustacho-on his seemingly inexorable march to the White House.

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