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Adult Fiction

  • September 22, 2017

           “The Right Time” by Danielle Steel
           “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny
           “Y is for Yesterday” by Sue Grafton
           “Dangerous Minds” by Janet Evanovich
           “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva
           “Cherished Mercy” by Tracie Peterson
           “Exposed” by Lisa Scottoline
           “Enemy of the State” a continuation of Vince Flynn’s
                      Mitch Rapp Series by Kyle Mills
           “Proof of Life” by J. A. Jance
           “Secrets in Death” by J. D. Robb
           “A Legacy of Spies” by John Le Carre
           “The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye” a continuation
                      of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series
                      by David Lagercrantz
           “I Know a Secret” by Tess Gerritsen
           “A Column of Fire” by Ken Follett
           “To Be Where You Are” by Jan Karon
           “The Cuban Affair” by Nelson DeMille
           “The Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler
           “Enigma” by Catherine Coulter

  • September 1, 2017

          “Two Nights” by Kath Reichs
          “Paradise Valley” by C. J. Box
          “Deadfall” by Linda Fairstein
          “Look Behind You” by Iris and Roy Johansen
          “Beautiful Tempest” by Johanna Lindsey
          “A Game of Ghosts” by John Connolly
          “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly
          “The Blessing” by Wanda Brunstetter
          “Treasured Grace” by Tracie Peterson
          “Beloved Hope” by Tracie Peterson
          “Beneath Copper Falls” by Colleen Coble
          “The Color of Fear” by Marcia Muller
          “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” by Matthew Sullivan
          “Any Dream Will Do” by Debbie Macomber
          “Crime Scene” by Jonathan Kellerman
          “The Beloved Hope Chest” by Amy Clipston
          “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware
          “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate
          “Charlatans” by Robin Cook
          “Seeing Red” by Sandra Brown
          “Sulfer Springs” by William Kent Krueger
          “The Store” by James Patterson
          “The Broken Road” by Richard Paul Evans

          “Long, Tall Christmas” by Janet Dailey
          “Her Final Breath” by Robert Dugoni
          “My Sister’s Grave” by Robert Dugoni
          “Goldberg Variations” by Susan Isaacs
          “Crazy Love You” by Lisa Unger
          “The Mountain Story” by Lori Lansens

  • August 2, 2017

          "The Duchess" by Danielle Steel                    
          "Murder Games" by James Patterson
          "Flight Patterns" by Karen White                                                                  
          "Summer on Sunset Ridge"
                    by Sharlene Maclaren                                                  
          "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena 

  • July 12, 2017

    “The Identicals” by Elin Hilderbrand
    “Tom Clancy: Point of Contact” by Mike Maden
    “Use of Force: a thriller” by Brad Thor
    “Trap the Devil” by Ben Coes
    “Kiss Carlo: a novel” by Adriana Trigiani
    “Love Story” By Karen Kingsbury
    “The Ultimatum” by Karen Robards
    “Baker’s Secret” by Stephen P. Kiernan
    “Take Out: a mystery” by Margaret Maron
    “Testimony: a novel” by Scott Turow
    “The Stars Are Fire: a novel” by Anita Shreve
    “Same Beach, Next Year” by Dorothea Benton Frank
    “Fallout” by Sara Paretsky

  • June 28, 2017

    “Two From the Heart” by James Patterson
    “Dangerous Games” by Danielle Steel
    “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins
    “Against All Odds” by Danielle Steel
    “Fast and Loose” by Stuart Woods
    “The 16th Seduction” by James Patterson
    “The Fix” by David Baldacci
    “Price of Duty” by Dale Brown
    “One Perfect Lie” by Lisa Scottoline
    “No Easy Target” by Iris Johansen
    “Golden Prey” by John Sandford
    “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Chrichton
    “Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies” by Ace Atkins
    “Full Wolf Moon” by Lincoln Child                                                   
    “Come Sundown” by Nora Roberts 
    “The Shape of Ideas” by Grant Snider
    “You Will Pay” by Lisa Jackson
    “Camino Island” by John Grisham                                                      
    “The Sunshine Sisters” by Jane Green

Adult Non-Fiction

  • September 22, 2017

          “Easy Windows 10” by Mark Edward Soper
          “Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for
                    60 Years of Growth”
          “The End of Alzheimer's: the First Program to Prevent and
                    Reverse Cognitive Decline” by Dale Bredesen
          “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It”
                    by Charlamagne Tha God
          “This Fight is Our Fight: the Battle to Save America’s Middle
                    Class” by Elizabeth Warren
          “The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as told by Jon Stewart,
                    the Correspondents, Staff and Guests” by Chris Smith
         “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate” by Al Franken
         “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi 

  • September 1, 2017

          “The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones” by Rich Kienzle

  • July 12, 2017

    “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For”
               by David McCullough

Audio Books on CD

  • September 1, 2017

          “Private: The Royals” by James Patterson

Children's (Yellow dots for pre-school-3rd grade)

  • September 22, 2017

          Easy Preschool Book:
          “I Know Numbers!” by Taro Gomi

  • September 1, 2017

           Easy Family Resource Education:
           “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen” by Howard Binkow
           “The Pony with Many Colors” by Rachel Call ***LOCAL AUTHOR***

           Easy Picture Book:
           “If Only I Had a Green Nose” by Max Lucado

           Easy Nonfiction:
           “Motor Goose: Rhymes That Go” by Rebecca Colby

  • August 2, 2017

          Show Me 2017-2018 Nominees   (Grades 1-3)                                                                
          "Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh"
                     by Sally M. Walker 
          "Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention
                   of the Modern Zoo" by Cassandre Maxwell
          "Mother Bruce" by Ryan T. Higgins
          "Ketzel, the Cat who Composed" by Leslea Newman
          "I'm Trying to Love Spiders: (It Isn't Easy.)" by Bethany Barton
          "If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!"
                      by Elise Parsley
          "Trombone Shorty" by Troy Andrews
          "Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story" 
                      by Emily Arnold McCully
          "The Day the Crayons Came Home" by Drew Dewalt
          "Marilyn's Monster" by Michelle Knudsen

         Easy Picture Book:
         "Be Quiet" by Ryan T. Higgins

        Preschool Storybook
        "Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?" by Jane Caston

  • July 12, 2017

    2017 Missouri Building Block Nominee Books 
    Books for Preschool and Kindergarten - children vote
    “10 Little Ninjas” by Miranda Paul
    “Dragon Was Terrible” by Kelly DiPucchio
    “Frog on a Log” by Kes Gray
    "Lion Lessons" by Jon Agee
    “Marta! Big & Small” by Jen Arena
    “Old MacDonald Had a Truck” by Steve Goetz
    “Still a Gorilla!” by Kim Norman
    “There’s a Bear on My Chair” by Ross Collins
    “There’s a Giraffe in My Soup” by Ross Burach
    "Wolfie the Bunny" by Ame Dyckman

    Easy Chapter Book
    “Princess Cora and the Crocodile” by Laura Amy Schlitz

  • June 28, 2017

    Preschool Storybook:
    “ Round” by Joyce Sidman

Juvenile (Blue dots for grades 2-6)

  • September 22, 2017

           Juvenile Fiction:
           “Two Times a Traitor” by Karen Bass

           Juvenile Graphic Fiction:
           “Mighty Jack and the Goblin King” by Ben Hatke
           “The Pudding Problem” by Joe Berger

           Junior Reader:
           “Joe and Sparky, Party Animals!” by Jamie Michalak

  • September 1, 2017

          Juvenile Fiction:
          “The 65-Story Treehouse” by Andy Griffiths

          Juvenile Graphic Fiction:
          “Thornhill” by Pam Smy

         Junior Reader:
        “Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen” by Debbi Michiko Florence

  • August 2, 2017

          "Fast Break" by Mike Lupica
         "The Extra Yard" by Mike Lupica                                                                              

          Junior Reader
          "Trouble at School for Marvin & James" by Elise Broach

          Juvenile Graphic Novel
          "Pigs Might Fly" by Nick Abadzis

          Mark Twain 2017-2018 Nominees (Grades 4-6)                                                                  
         "Book Scavenger" by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
         "Beneath" by Roland Smith
         "All the Answers" by Kate Messner
         "The Double Cross: and Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy"
                by Jackson Pearce 
         "House Arrest" by K. A. Holt
         "The Only Game" by Mike Lupica                                                                 
         "Webster: Tale of an Outlaw" by Ellen Emerson White                                           
         "The Worst Class Trip Ever" by Dave Barry
         "Took" by Mary Downing Hahn
         "The War that Saved My Life" by Brubaker Bradley
         "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
         "Echo" by Pam Munoz Ryan

  • July 12, 2017

    Juvenile Graphic Novel
    “5 Worlds: the Sand Warrior” by Mark Siegel

    Juvenile Fiction
    “Braced” by Alyson Gerber

  • June 28, 2017

    Graphic Novels:
    “Hilo #3:  The Great Big Boom” by Judd Winick
    “Yvain, the Knight of the Lion” by M. T. Anderson

    “A Boy Called Bat” by Elana K. Arnold
    “The Enemy: Detroit 1954” by Sara Holbrook

    “Incredible Football Records” by Matt Scheff       


  • June 28, 2017

    Batman V Superman                                                                    
    Bridget Jones’s Baby                                                                       
    Cloud Atlas                                                                                    
    End of Watch                                                                            
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    The Girl on the Train                                                                       
    Gone Baby Gone                                                                              
    Hacksaw Ridge                                                                            
    Hidden Figures                                                                            
    La La Land                                                                                      
    The Angry Birds Movie                                                                                          
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children                                        
    Now You See Me                                                                                         
    Now You See Me 2                                                                          
    The Other Woman                                                                  
    Outlander: Season Two                                                                     
    The Secret Life of Pets                                                                          
    The Shack                                                                                   
    Wild Oats                                                                                               
    X-Men Apocalypse        

Young Adult

  • September 1, 2017

           Young Adult Fiction
          “See How They Run” by Ally Carter
          “Take the Key and Lock Her Up” by Ally Carter
          “Beyond the Bright Sea” by Lauren Wolk
          “In 27 Days” by Alison Gervais

         Truman 2017-2018 Nominees: (Grades 6-8)

         “I Am Princess X” by Cherie Priest
         “Orbiting Jupiter” by Gary D. Schmidt
         “The Leveller” by Julia Durango
         “The Fixer” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
         “All Fall Down” by Ally Carter
         “Rebel Mechanics” by Shanna Swendson
         “The Honest Truth” by Dan Gemeinhart
         “A Night Divided” by Jennifer A. Nielsen         

  • August 2, 2017

          Young Adult Fiction
          "Nil on Fire" #3 by Lynne Matson
          "Maximum Ride Forever" #9 by James Patterson
          "Crooked Kingdom" #2 by Leigh Bardugo
          "King's Cage" #3 by Victoria Aveyard                                                                
          "Return to the Isle of the Lost"#2
                    by Melissa Dela Cruz                                         
          "Rise of the Isle of the Lost" #3 by Melissa De la Cruz                                        
          "Lucky In Love" by Kasie West
          "The Forgetting Spell" by Lauren Myracle

          Gateway 2017-2018 Nominees  (Grades 9-12)                                                                  
          "Made You Up" by Francesca Zappia                                                        
          "Zeroboxer" by Fonda Lee
          "A Madness So Discreet" by Mindy McGinnis 
          "All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven
          "This Raging Light" by Estelle Laure
          "Under a Painted Sky" by Stacey Lee                                                               
          "Losers Take All" by David Klass                                                                   
          "Ruthless" by Carolyn Lee Adams
          "Emmy & Oliver" by Robin Benway                                                            
          "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon                                                 
          "Extraordinary Means" by Robyn Schneider                                                      
          "Inherit Midnight" by Kate Kae Myers
          "The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak"
                 by Brian Katcher                                        
          "Six of Crows" by Leigh Bardugo
          "An Ember of Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir



Upcoming Events

WOOD PLACE LIBRARY Hours for the remainder of 2017:
M-W 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
T-TH 2 P.M. - 6 P.M.
F 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Annual QUILT Fundraiser

Thanks to the talents and efforts of the Bookworm Quilters that meet weekly at the library, you have a chance to win this colorful quilt.  Stop by the library to purchase chaces that are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Money raised will be used to help keep the doors open while we are not tax supported.

New Items in Book Sale 

book sale photo
We continue to add to the book sale as items are sold.  Lots of MILITARY BOOKS have been donated for the sale recently. Stop by the library to see a variety of Adult Fiction and Non-fiction in hardback or mass market paperback format.  There are also children and youth books  available.  All are at reasonable prices.  Come in and see for yourself.  Check back regularly to see new additions.


The Wood Place Library is operated by The Elia Wood Foundation.  The board voted to provide FREE library cards to anyone residing in Moniteau County that wishes to use the library.  We encourage those who have never used the library to apply for a library card and begin exploring the collections for check-out, 14 public computers, free WiFi, e-Books, Copy/Faxing services,  and programs.  The Foundation is reaching out to residents to assist them in making an informed decision when considering a levy vote on November 7.

In the meantime, the Foundation has fundraised to assist with operating costs to Keep the Doors Open until pubic support is voted into existence and tax funds are received.  The goal is to be open part-time in 2017, and full time beginning January 2, 2018.  

Once a levy has been passed, the library will be eligible for MO State Library programs and grants.  These grants provide funding for the Summer Reading Program, Interlibrary Loan Courier Service, the Rural Electronic Assess for Libraries (REAL) program, and other beneficial programs. 

We are excited about the future of the library and appreciate your support and understanding during this time of uncertainity for the library.

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