The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
Start & Run A Real Home-Based Business by Dan Furman will teach you how to make good money working from home, profit from skills you already have, and market any type of professional service for your local area.
In the Heart of the Canyon by Elizabeth Hyde introduces eight people who meet on a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon in a whitewater adventure that changes the lives of everyone on board.
Bipolar Disorder—The Ultimate Guide by Sarah Owen explains absolutely everything that someone with bipolar disorder (and those who live with and love them) needs to know about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the condition.
Dune Road by Jane Green tells the story of Kit Hargrove, whose divorce has granted her a new lease on life as an assistant to the blockbuster novelist Robert McClore until she discovers that her blissfully constructed idyll isn’t as perfect as she had thought.
The ARLL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs will guide new and experienced ham operators through everything they need to know to explore new activities, learn new skills, find new references, and keep up with the latest digital communications and FCC rules to get on the air legally, safely, and appropriately.
Wicked Craving by G.A. McKevett finds private investigator Savannah Reid hot on the trail of a shady weight loss therapist who has made a killing treating and cheating his overweight patients and whose wife has now died under suspicious circumstances.
Faster than Sound: the Story of Supersonic Flight by Bill Obe describes in layman’s terms the concept of the sound barrier, the theory and implications of the speed of sound, and man’s attempts to break through it with ongoing advances in supersonic fighter and bomber design.
Portales Public Library
The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner, photographs by Andy Comins.
How does one become a scientist, and what do scientists do? These are questions addressed in an excellent series created by Houghton Mifflin.
In the latest book, we meet Dr. Tyrone Hayes, the Frog Scientist. Turner introduces us to Hayes by taking us to a small pond in Wyoming where Hayes and some of his grad students from the University of California, Berkeley are catching leopard frogs.
They’re hoping to study the effects of pesticides on this particular frog population. Turner’s storytelling makes the scientific process real to young readers.
Hayes’ journey from a “barefoot kid in South Carolina” to a “baarefoot scientist” will inspire young scientists-in-the-making. Comins’ brilliant color photographs complement the narrative, showing close-ups of frogs, frog habitats, and scientists at work.
The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
The conclusion to this hilarious series about a dysfunctional family of private investigators lives up to the expectations set forth in the previous three.
Thirty-two-year-old “Izzy” Spellman is determined to uncover dirty dealings by Private Investigator Rick Harkey, a former policeman and main competitor to the family business. Of course, she’s also trying to keep up with her younger sister’s escapades, get a grip on her once perfect older brother’s midlife crisis, and solve the mysterious disappearance of doorknobs, light fixtures, and other hardware from her family home. Of course, she’s also being blackmailed by her mother, who in exchange for not revealing Izzy’s Prom Night adventure in 1992 is demanding that Izzy go on a date with a lawyer twice a month. Lutz’s zany mystery is full of laughs and suspense right to the end.
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
Sophos, heir to the throne of Sounis, is the hero of this fourth book in Turner’s excellent Thief of Attolia series. When a kidnapping attempt goes awry, Sophos disappears without a trace.
Still, the insecure prince introduced in “The Thief,” he must now assume a new role, one which will require him to act with confidence. With the fate of three countries in the balance, he must grab the reins of power and hold on tight.
As she has shown in her previous books, Turner is a master of intrigue and adventure, and Sophos’ tale is no different. With plenty of surprising twists and turns, fans should be prepared for an unforgettable ride.