New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By Paul A. RSS Tue, April 4, 2017

Our selectors of new materials are starting a monthly blog post to recommend some new titles coming to Free Library. Browse through our catalog to find the local neighborhood library locations that have these new books or to place a hold.

Here are our new title recommendations for April 2017!

Young Children (up to 2nd Grade)

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Adam Rex
You know the game. You’ve played it yourself. But do you know how it all began? From bestselling author Drew Daywalt (The Day the Crayons Quit) and illustrator Adam Rex (Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich) comes this funny (and totally made-up) story on the origin of this classic game.


Older Children (3rd Grade to 6th Grade)

Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.




Teen Fiction

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa De La Cruz
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and The Descendants comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.




Adult Fiction

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection that explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.




Adult Nonfiction

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
A true-crime story from the 1920s, when the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.



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Great list! We just published a review of Grann's "Killers of a Flower Moon" at USA TODAY too. ( It's so wonderful that many Free Library of Philadelphia branches carry new releases either in hard copy or electronic copy. A valuable and enjoyable resource!
Sharyn Flanagan - Germantown
Wednesday, April 19, 2017