New at Orem Library

Teen Fiction

The Skylighter The Skylighter, Becky Wallace

Joanna and Rafi are on the run, trying to protect the kingdom of Kantarem from rogue Keepers.

Siren's Song Siren’s Song, Mary Weber

After a fierce battle with Draewulf, Nym barely escaped with her life. Now, fleeing the scorched landscape of Tulla, her storm-summoning abilities are returning, but the dark power is still inside her. Broken and bloodied, Nym needs time to recover, but when the full scope of the shapeshifter’s horrific plot is revealed, the strong-willed Elemental must race across the Hidden Lands and warn the other kingdoms before Draewulf’s final attack. From the crystalline palaces of Cashlin to the legendary Valley of Origin, Nym scrambles to gather an army. But even if she can, will she be able to uncover the secret to defeating Draewulf that has eluded her people for generations? With a legion of monsters approaching, and the Hidden Lands standing on the brink of destruction, the stage is set for a battle that will decide the fate of the world. This time, will the Siren’s Song have the power to save it?

The Song of the Quarkbeast The Song of the Quarkbeast, Jasper Fforde

In an alternate United Kingdom, King Snodd aims to control the world by controlling magic, and only sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of an employment agency for sorcerers, stands between Snodd and his plans.

 

Picture Books

The Bear and the Piano The Bear and the Piano, David Litchfield

A bear finds a piano in the woods, learns to play it, and travels to the big city to become rich and famous, but ultimately discovers that his old friends in the forest back home are still the best audience of all.

Cricket Song Cricket Song, Anne Hunter

As crickets sing in the breeze, hunting owls watch over the bay, sea otters doze on the tide, two children on different continents go to bed.

 

Hoot and Peep Hoot and Peep, Lita Judge

Hoot the owl is excited to teach his younger sister all of his wisdom, but much to his annoyance, Peep in more interested in capturing the magic of the world around her than in listening to his advice.

DVDs

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, CO 19330

Based on journalist Kim Barker’s memoir, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.

The Witch The Witch, HO 19187

A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.  When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another.

The Brothers Grimsby The Brothers Grimsby, CO 19329

Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including nine children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England. There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for. Nobby, a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with Sebastian, a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling.

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