|The Octopuppy, Martin McKenna
Edgar wanted a pet dog, but what he got instead was a rather brilliant octopus named Jarvis.
|Red, Jan De Kinder
Torn between her fear of the bully on the school playground and her sympathy for her classmate, a girl must make a difficult choice.
|My Family Tree and Me, Dusan Petricic
This one-of-a-kind picture book provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry. It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy’s family tree: the boy tells the family story of his father’s side starting from the front of the book, and that of his mother’s side starting from the back of the book.
|Meet the Patels, 306.734 M4721
A laugh-out-loud real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams and…his parents.
|Moana, 996.14 M711
Director Robert J. Flaherty journeyed with his wife, Frances, and their children to the South Seas island of Savai’i to capture on film the exotic lifestyles of the Samoan people. In doing so, they resurrected and dramatized the recently vanished customs and struggles of the people just before modernization permanently altered the cultural landscape of the island. In 1975, nearly 50 years after the original release of the film, the Flahertys’ daughter, Monica, ventured back to Savai’i with documentarian Richard Leacock to record a new audio track of authentic sounds and voices in the regional dialect.
|Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 741.5973 T869
In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird’s Teenage MutantNinja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super heroes. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For thirty years.
|Crimson Peak, HO 19174
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay; a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth.
|The Prophet, KZ 2948
Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa, but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home, but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion.
|Straight Outta Compton, HB 19134
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking viewers back to where it all began, the film tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A.