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New Arrivals

 Award Winning additions to the Latham Collection:

2018 Pulitzer Prize – General Nonfiction:
“Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America”
          by James Forman Jr.

2018 Pulitzer Prize – Biography:
“Prairie Fires: the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder”
          by Caroline Fraser

2018 Pulitzer Prize - History:
"The Gulf: the Making of an American Sea"
          by Jack E. Davis

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

  • June 12, 2018

    "The Pharaoh Key" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
    "The Moscow Deception" by Karen Robards

  • June 5, 2018

    "The President is Missing" by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
    "Turbulence" by Stuart Woods
    "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
    "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline

  • May 29, 2018

    "To The Moon and Back" by Karen Kingsbury
    "The Gray Ghost" by Clive Cussler
    "Shelter in Place" by Nora Roberts
    "Count to Ten" by James Patterson
    "Princess" by James Patterson

  • May 22, 2018

    "The Outsider" by Stephen King

  • May 15, 2018

    "By Invitation Only" by Dorothea Benton Frank
    "The Cast" by Danielle Steel
    "The First Family" by Michael Palmer
    "The Sixth Day" by Catherine Coulter
    "The Mars Room" by Rachel Kushner
    "The Woman Left Behind" by Linda Howard
    "The Speed of Sound" by Eric Bernt
    "Local Girl Missing" by Claire Douglas

  • May 11, 2018

    "Room on the Porch Swing" by Amy Clipston
    "The Crooked Staircase" by Dean Koontz
    "The Hellfire Club" by Jake Tapper
    "The High Tide Club" by Mary Kay Andrews

  • May 3, 2018

    "The Forgotten Road" by Richard Paul Evans
    "Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic" by Ace Atkins
    "The 17th Suspect" by James Patterson

  • April 27, 2018

    "Someday Home" by Lauraine Snelling
    "Witchful Thinking" by Kristen Painter
    "Total Eclipse of the Hunt" by Mandy Roth
    "Curses and Cupcakes" by Michelle Pillow
    "Twisted Prey" by John Sandford
    "The German Girl" by Armando Lucas Correa

  • April 18, 2018

    "The Fallen" by David Baldacci

  • April 10, 2018

    "Shoot First" by Stuart Woods
    "After Anna" by Lisa Scottoline
    "Twenty-One Days" by Anne Perry
    "The Cutting Edge" by Jeffery Deaver

  • April 5, 2018

    "Alternate Side" by Anna Quindlen
    "The Masterpiece" by Francine Rivers
    "The Road Home" by Beverly Lewis

Adult Non-Fiction

  • June 14, 2018

    "Weapons of Warfare" by Ann Albertson

  • June 7, 2018

    "Missouri's Wild Mushrooms" by Maxine Stone

  • May 29, 2018

    "In Defense of Troublemakers: the Power of Dissent in Life
              and Business" Charlan Nemeth

  • May 22, 2018

    "I'll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search
              for the Golden State Killer" by Michelle McNamara
    "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's
              Broadway Revolution" by Todd Purdum
    "Robin" by Dave Itzkoff
    "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan
    "The Soul of America: the Battle for Our Better Angels"
              by Jon Meacham
    "The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook: Ketogenic Diet Pressure Cooker
              Recipes Made Easy & Fast" by Urvashi Pitre
    "Simply Keto" by Suzanne Ryan
    "Keto Essentials: Your Complete Guide to the Ketogenic Diet"
              by Vanessa Spina
    "The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook" by Jen Fisch

  • May 11, 2018

    "Blindsided by the Taliban: a Journalist's Story of War, Trauma,
              Love, and Loss" by Carmen Gentile
    "Fascism: a Warning" by Madeleine Albright

  • May 3, 2018

    "Educated: a Memoir" by Tara Westover

  • April 27, 2018

    "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" by James Comey
    "Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam"
              by Mark Bowden

  • April 9, 2018

    "Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What's Normal,
              What's Not, and What to do About It" by Andrew Budson


Audio Books on CD

  • June 14, 2018

    "Enemy of the State" by Vince Flynn

Young Adult

  • June 15, 2018

    "Avenged" by Amy Tintera
    "Allied" by Amy Tintera
    "Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe"
              by Preston Norton

  • June 5, 2018

    "Suitors and Sabotage" by Cindy Anstey
    "The Secret Language of Sisters" by Luanne Rice

  • May 15, 2018

    "War Storm" by Victoria Aveyard

  • May 11, 2018

    "The Summer of Broken Things" by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  • May 1, 2018

    "The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze" by Rick Riordan

  • April 9, 2018

    "Not If I Save You First" by Ally Carter

  • April 6, 2018

    "The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle" by Rick Riordan
    "The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy" by Rick Riordan
    "Thunderhead" by Neal Shusterman
  • Truman 2018-2019 Nominees: (Grades 6-8)

    "Hour of the Bees" by Lindsay Eager
    "The Girl I Used To Be" by April Henry
    "The Imposter Queen" by Sarah Fine
    "Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry" by Susan Vaught
    "Mayday" by Karen Harrington
    "Falling Over Sideways" by Jordan Sonnenblick
    "Zero Day" by Jan Gangsei
    "Projekt 1065" by Alan Gratz
    "Ruined" by Amy Tintera
    "Lily and Dunkin" by Donna Gephart
    "The Forgetting" by Sharon Cameron
    "Wolf Hollow" by Lauren Wolk
  • Gateway 2018-2019 Nominees  (Grades 9-12)

    “The Sun is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon
    “The Memory Book” by Lara Avery
    “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand
    “Symptoms of Being Human” by Jeff Garvin
    “Holding Up the Universe” by Jennifer Niven
    “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman
    “Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee” by Mary G. Thompson
    “The Serpent King” by Jeff Zentner
    “When We Collided” by Emery Lord
    “Tell Me Three Things” by Julie Buxbaum
    “Nemesis” by Anna Banks
    “Three Dark Crowns” by Kendare Blake
    “Heartless” by Marissa Meyer
    "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
    “All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account 
              of Pearl Harbor” by Donald Stratton

Juvenile (Blue dots for grades 2-6)

  • June 14, 2018

    "Upside-Down Magic: Dragon Overnight" by Sarah Mlynowski
    "Code Word Courage" by Kirby Larson
    "The Wish List: Halfway to Happily Ever After" by Sarah Aronson
    "Robin Hood: The One Who Looked Good in Green"
              by Wendy Mass

    "Remy Sneakers and the Lost Treasure" by Kevin Sherry

  • June 5, 2018

    "The Spirit of Cattail County" by Victoria Piontek
    "Mission Mumbai: a Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes,
              and Stolen Toilets" by Mahtab Narsimhan
    "The Doughnut Fix" by Jessie Janowitz
    "Front Desk" by Kelly Yang
    "From You to Me" by K.A. Holt
    "Hurricane Child" by Kheryn Callender
    "Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring"
              by Angela Cervantes

    "Bat and the Waiting Game" by Elana Arnold
    "They Didn't Teach This in Worm School" by Simone Lia

    "Be Prepared" by Vera Brosgol

  • May 31, 2018

    "What Would She Do? 25 True Stories of Trailblazing
              Rebel Women" by Kay Woodward

  • May 11, 2018

    "Lights, Camera, Disaster" by Erin Dionne

    "The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: a Handbook for
              Time Travelers" by Jonathan Stokes


    "Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds" by Abby Hanlon

    "The City on the Other Side" by Mairghread Scott

  • April 10, 2018

    "Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project" by Jennifer Hamburg
    "The Familiars: Palace of Dreams" by Adam Jay Epstein
    "Rescue" by Jessie Haas

    "Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom" by Gigi D.G.
    "Hilo: Waking the Monsters" by Judd Winick

  • April 6, 2018

    "The 78-Story Treehouse" by Andy Griffiths
    "Darkness of Dragons" by Tui T. Sutherland
    "The Ship of Secrets: the Tenth Adventure in the
              Kingdom of Fantasy" by Geronimo Stilton
    "The Secret of the Snow" by Thea Stilton
    "The Cloud Castle" by Thea Stilton
    "The Treasure of the Sea" by Thea Stilton

    "The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate"
              by Shannon and Dean Hale

    "Dog Man" by Dav Pilkey
    "Dog Man Unleashed" by Dav Pilkey
    "Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties" by Dav Pilkey
    "Dog Man and Cat Kid" by Dav Pilkey
  • Mark Twain 2018-2019 Nominees (Grades 4-6)

    “Counting Thyme” by Melanie Conklin
    “Unbound” by Ann E. Burg
    “Framed!” by James Ponti
    “Maxi’s Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn From a Dog)”
              by Lynn Plourde
    “Ghosts” by Raina Telgemeier
    “Nine, Ten: a September 11 Story” by Nora Raleigh Baskin
    “The Seventh Wish” by Kate Messner
    “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds
    “When Friendship Followed Me Home” by Paul Griffin
    “Soar” by Joan Bauer
    “Moo” by Sharon Creech
    “Save a Seat For Me” by Sarah Weeks

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

  • June 15, 2018

    "The Berenstain Bears: We Love the Library" by Mike Berenstain
    "The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors" by Drew Daywalt
    "After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again"
              by Dan Santat

    "Nerdy Birdy Tweets" by Aaron Reynolds

  • June 5, 2018


    "You're Safe With Me" by Chitra Soundar

    "The Itchy Book!" by LeUyen Pham

    "The Invisible String" by Patrice Karst

  • June 1, 2018

    "This is a Taco!" by Andrew Cangelose
    "Rock 'n' Roll Soul" by Susan Verde
    "Sleepy Bird" by Jeremy Tankard
    "Imagine" by John Lennon
    "Rhoda's Rock Hunt" by Molly Beth Griffin
    "Black Cats get a Bad Rap" by J.G. Piper
    "Music Class Today!" by David Weinstone
    "Punk Farm" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
    "Song of Middle C" by Alison McGhee
    "The Really Awful Musicians" by John Manders

    "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
    "Stick and Stone" by Beth Ferry
    "Every Little Thing" by Cedella Marley
    "Singing in the Rain" by Tim Hopgood

    "Ishi: Simple Tips From a Solid Friend" by Akiko Yabuki
    "Grumpy Monkey" by Suzanne Lang

  • May 11, 2018

    "Honey" by David Ezra Stein

    "Min Makes a Machine" by Emily Arnold McCully

  • May 1, 2018

    "Incredibles 2"
    "Big Hero 6"

  • April 18, 2018

    "My Friends Make Me Happy!" by Jan Thomas

  • April 10, 2018


    "A Hippy-Hoppy Toad" by Peggy Archer

    "Horse & Buggy Dance, Dance, Dance!" by Ethan Long

  • April 3, 2018

    "All Around Us" by Xelena Gonzalez
    "The Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss
    "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss

    "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" by Dr. Seuss
  • Show Me 2018-2019 Nominees   (Grades 1-3)

    “The Water Princess” by Susan Verde
    “Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!” by Paul Meisel
    “Who Wants a Tortoise?” by Dave Keane
    “Dear Dragon” by Josh Funk
    “Madeline Finn and the Library Dog” by Lisa Papp
    “A Bike Like Sergio’s” by Maribeth Boelts
    “The Quickest Kid in Clarksville” by Pat Zietlow Miller
    “Diana’s White House Garden” by Elisa Carbone
    “Seven and a Half Tons of Steel” by Janet Nolan
    "The Magic Word" by Mac Barnett

  • 2018 Missouri Building Block Nominee Books 
    Books for Preschool and Kindergarten - children vote

    "Carrot & Pea: an Unlikely Friendship" by Morag Hood
    "Everybunny Dance!" by Ellie Sandall
    "Go Sleep in Your Own Bed!" by Candace Fleming
    "The Giant Jumperee" by Julia Donaldson
    "A Good Day for a Hat" by T. Nat Fuller
    "I Got a New Friend" by Karl Newsom Edwards
    "Barnacle is Bored" by Jonathan Fenske
    "Plankton is Pushy" by Jonathan Fenske
    "Pug Meets Pig" by Sue Lowell Gallion
    "Spunky Little Monkey" by Bill Martin Jr.                  


  • June 14, 2018

    Sherlock Gnomes
    The Secret Life of Bees

  • June 7, 2018

    Lilo & Stitch
    The Emperor's New Groove
    Mulan and Mulan II
    The Little Mermaid

  • May 30, 2018

    Scooby-Doo: 4 Film Favorites

  • May 22, 2018

    Red Sparrow
    The 15:17 to Paris
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

  • May 9, 2018

    One for the Money
    Rogue One: a Star Wars Story
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • April 24, 2018

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

  • April 18, 2018

    The Post

  • April 10, 2018

    All the Money in the World
    The Greatest Showman
    Outlander: Season Three

  • April 5, 2018

    Dark Shadows
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    Castle in the Sky
    The Secret World of Arrietty




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