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New Arrivals

 Award Winning additions to the Latham Collection:

2017 Pulitzer Prize – General Nonfiction:
“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond

2017 Pulitzer Prize – Biography:
“The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between” by Hisham Matar

2017 National Book Award – Fiction:
“Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward

2017 National Book Award – Nonfiction:
“The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia” by Masha Gessen

2017 National Book Award – Young Adult Fiction:
“Far From the Tree” by Robin Benway

2017 Royal Society Prize for Science Books:
“Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society” by Cordelia Fine

2017 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award:
“Dorie’s Cookies” by Dorie Greenspan 
“You Have it Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals” by Ellie Krieger

2017 Newbery Award:
“The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill

2017 Caldecott Award:
“Radiant Child: the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” by Javaka Steptoe

Adult Fiction

  • December 29, 2017

          “Enchantress of Numbers” by Jennifer Chiaverini   
          “Mr. Dickens and His Carol” by Samantha Silva
          “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly     
          “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders 
          “The Silent Corner” by Dean Koontz

  • December 4, 2017

          "The Memory of Lemon" by Judith Fertig
          "The Island House" by Nancy Thayer
          "Missing, Presumed" by Susie Steiner
          "Holly and Ivy" by Fern Michaels
          "In the Midst of Winter" by Isabel Allende
          "Quick & Dirty" by Stuart Woods
          "The Rules of Magic" by Alice Hoffman
          "The Rooster Bar" by John Grisham
          "Mind Game" by Iris Johansen
          "Two Kinds of Truth" by Michael Connelly
          "In This Moment" by Karen Kingsbury
          "The Armageddon File" by Stephen Coonts
          "The Midnight Line" by Lee Child
          "American Drifter" by Heather Graham and 
                                     Chad Michael Murray
          "Hardcore Twenty-Four" by Janet Evanovich 
          "Every Breath You Take" by Mary Higgins Clark 
                                      and Alafair Burke
          "Typhoon Fury" by Clive Cussler
          "End Game" by David Baldacci
          "The Noel Diary" by Richard Paul Evans
          "Rich People Problems" by Kevin Kwan
          "The People vs. Alex Cross" by James Patterson
          "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
          "Tom Clancy Power and Empire" by Marc Cameron
          "Past Perfect" by Danielle Steel
          "The Whispering Room" by Dean Koontz
          "The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg
          "Secrets of Cavendon" by Barbara Taylor Bradford

  • November 1, 2017

          “Deep Freeze” by John Sanford
          “The Dollhouse” by Fiona Davis
          “Fairytale” by Danielle Steel
          “The Girls” by Emma Cline
          “One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes
          “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott
          “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter
          “The Stolen Marriage” by Diane Chamberlain
          “The Last Ballad” by Wiley Cash

  • October 16, 2017

           “The Proving” by Beverly Lewis
           “Watch Me Disappear” by Janelle Brown
           “Haunted” by James Patterson
           “Winter Solstice” by Elin Hilderbrand
           “Don’t Let Go” by Harlan Coben
           “Origin” by Dan Brown

  • 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

Adult Non-Fiction

  • December 29, 2017

          “Braving the Wilderness: the Quest for True Belonging and the Courage
                    to Stand Alone” by Brene Brown “All the Money in the World”
                    by John Pearson                                                                                     
           “Memory Rescue: Supercharge your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and
                    Remember What Matters Most” by Daniel G. Amen, MD 
           “Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart,
                      How We Come Together” by Van Jones   
           “We Were Eight Years in Power: an American Tragedy”
                      by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • December 4, 2017

          "Bobby Kennedy" by Chris Matthews
          "Sisters First: Stories from our Wild and Wonderful Life"
                      by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
          "One Nation After Trump: a Guide for the Perplexed, the
                      Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet
                      Deported" by E. J. Dionne, Jr.,
                      Norman J. Ornstein, and Thomas E. Mann
          "Gold Dust Woman: the Biography of Stevie Nicks" 
                      by Stephen Davis

  • November 1, 2017

          “The Last Castle: the Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American
                  Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home” by Denise Kiernan
          “Grant” by Ron Chernow
          “Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and
                  its Legacy” by Heather Ann Thompson
          “Scrappy Little Nobody” by Anna Kendrick
          “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town”
                  by Jon Krakauer
          “Taking the Lead” by Derek Hough
          “Life in Motion: an Unlikely Ballerina” by Misty Copeland
          “Leonardo Da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson

  • October 16, 2017

           “What Happened” by Hillary Rodham Clinton
           “Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American
                    Independence” by Bill O’Reilly
           “The Vietnam War: an Intimate History” by Geoffrey C. Ward
                    and Ken Burns
           “Hallmark: A Century of Caring” by Patrick Regan

  • 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

Audio Books on CD

  • October 16, 2017

           “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille
           “The Tombs” by Clive Cussler
           “The English Spy” by Daniel Silva
           “The Last Man” by Vince Flynn
           “Mystery” by Jonathan Kellerman
           “Fallen” by Karin Slaughter
           “You Don’t Want to Know” by Lisa Jackson
           “Tiger’s Claw” by Dale Brown
           “The Executor” by Jesse Kellerman
           “The Black Box” by Michael Connelly
           “Hotwire” by Alex Kava

  • September 1, 2017

          “Private: The Royals” by James Patterson

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

  • December 29, 2017

          “Lego DC Comics: 5-Minute Super Hero Stories”  

          “Discover the Oceans: Atlantic Ocean”
                   by Emily Rose Oachs                                                                           
          “My Encyclopedia of Baby Animals”
                   by Emmanuelle Figueras                                                                        
          “Why, Fly Guy? A Big Question & Answer Book” by Tedd Arnold

  • December 4, 2017

          "Hilda and the Runaway Baby" by Daisy Hirst
          "Penguins Love Their ABC's" by Sarah Aspinall

         "Peppa Pig: Peppa's Storybook Collection" by Neville Astley
         "Mama Lion Wins the Race" by Jon J. Muth
         "Zog and the Flying Doctors" by Julia Donaldson
         "Superbat" by Matt Carr

  • November 1, 2017

           PRESCHOOL BOOK:
          “Nothing Rhymes with Orange” by Adam Rex
          “In the Middle of Fall” by Kevin Henkes

         “Remembering Vera” by Patricia Polacco

  • 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

          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

  • 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

Juvenile (Blue dots for grades 2-6)

  • December 29, 2017

          “The Land of Flowers” by Thea Stilton    
          “Crime Biters: Dog Day Afterschool” by Tommy Greenwald
          “The Princess Imposter” by Vivian Vande Velde  
          “Top Elf” by Caleb Zane Huett 

          “You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Boogers!”
                  by Alex Woolf                                                                           
          “Denmark” by R. Conrad Stein  
          “Chile” by Michael Burgan                                                                         

  • December 4, 2017

          "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway" by Jeff Kinney
          "Coyote Tales" by Thomas King
          "Wedgie & Gizmo" by Suzanne Selfors
          "Chasing Augustus" by Kimberly Newton Fusco

          "Raid of No Return" by Nathan Hale

  • November 1, 2017

          “Closed for the Season” by Mary Downing Hahn
          “Scooby-Doo: Mystery of the Mist Monster” 
                     by Matthew Manning
          “The Dollhouse Murders” by Betty Ren Wright
          “Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy” and
          “Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe”
                   by Rachel Renee Russell
          “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Perez

          “The Upside-Down Reader” by Wilhelm Gruber
          “The Notebook of Doom: March of the Vanderpants” and
          “The Notebook of Doom: Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz” 
                  by Troy Cummings

         “Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869” by Alex Alice

         “St. Louis Architecture for Kids” by Lee Ann Sandweiss

  • 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

  • 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


  • December 4, 2017

          The Hitman's Bodyguard
          The Fate of the Furious
          Get Out
          The Shallows

  • November 1, 2017

    Alien Covenant
    The Babadook
    Baby Driver
    Bad Moms
    Black Mass                                                                                  
    Descendants 2
    Dirty Dancing
    Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season
    The Heat
    It’s Complicated
    Jack Reacher
    Jennifer’s Body
    Keeping Up With The Joneses
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword                                                                                 
    Live By Night
    Marley & Me
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
    Nocturnal Animals
    Patriots Day
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
    The Polar Express
    The Revenant
    Ride Along
    This Means War
    The Town
    Why Him?
    Wonder Woman      

Young Adult

  • December 4, 2017

          "The Thing with Feathers" by McCall Hoyle 

  • November 1, 2017

          “Turtles All The Way Down” by John Green
          “Once and for All” by Sarah Dessen
          “Solo” by Kwame Alexander

  • October 16, 2017

           “The Lost Girl of Astor Street” by Stephanie Morrill

  • 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         

  • 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



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Winter Holiday Closings

The Moniteau County Library will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Presidents's Day on
February 19, 2018 

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 Come check out a new, exciting way to choose what to read! Stop by our Blind Date with a Book display and read the very brief descriptions to make your selection. In each book, there is a Rate Your Date slip for you to fill out that will earn you a "sweet" treat just for trying. Also, each slip returned will earn you an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing of a $25 Amazon gift card! So what are you waiting for? Come in and choose your next date! 


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Get $45 worth of coupons for $10.00.  Every cent goes to the Moniteau County Library!  The card is good throughout 2018.

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 Stop by the library and get yours today!!!










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