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New Arrivals

 Award Winning additions to the Latham Collection:

2018 Pulitzer Prize - Fiction
"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer

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

  • August 10, 2018

    "Bloody Sunday" by Ben Coes
    "A Stranger in the House" by Shari Lapena
    "Paradox" by Catherine Coulter
    "Her Fear" by Shelley Shepard Gray
    "The Hope Jar" by Wanda Brunstetter
    "Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje

  • July 24, 2018

    "Ghosted" by Rosie Walsh

  • July 18, 2018

    "Double Blind" by Iris Johansen
    "Cottage By The Sea" by Debbie Macomber
    "The Other Woman" by Daniel Silva

  • July 12, 2018

    "Lying in Wait" by Liz Nugent
    "The Word is Murder" by Anthony Horowitz
    "Clock Dance" by Anne Tyler
    "When We Found Home" by Susan Mallery
    "Marry Me By Sundown" by Johanna Lindsey
    "A Gathering of Secrets" by Linda Castillo
    "The Good Fight" by Danielle Steel
    "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman
    "There There" by Tommy Orange

  • July 3, 2018

    "The View from Rainshadow Bay" by Colleen Coble
    "The House at Saltwater Point" by Colleen Coble
    "Spymaster" by Brad Thor

  • June 29, 2018

    "The Death of Mrs. Westaway" by Ruth Ware
    "All We Ever Wanted" by Emily Giffin
    "Before and Again" by Barbara Delinsky
    "Liar, Liar" by Lisa Jackson
    "Between You and Me" by Susan Wiggs
    "The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

  • June 20, 2018

    "The Perfect Couple" by Elin Hilderbrand
    "Social Creature" by Tara Isabella Burton

  • 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

Adult Non-Fiction

  • July 12, 2018

    "Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope
              on a New Frontier" by Rory Feek
    "A Touch of Farmhouse Charm" by Liz Fourez

  • June 28, 2018

    "Night" by Elie Wiesel

  • 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

Audio Books on CD

  • June 26, 2018

    "Threat Vector" by Tom Clancy
    "The Pharaoh's Secret" by Clive Cussler
    "The Emperor's Revenge" by Clive Cussler
    "The Gangster" by Clive Cussler

  • June 22, 2018

    "The Good Daughter" by Karin Slaughter
    "The Kept Woman" by Karin Slaughter
    "Night School" by Lee Child
    "Personal" by Lee Child
    "Piranha" by Clive Cussler
    "Typhoon Fury" by Clive Cussler
    "The Assassin" by Clive Cussler
    "Pirate" by Clive Cussler
    "The Devil's Triangle" by Catherine Coulter
    "The End Game" by Catherine Coulter
    "Insidious" by Catherine Coulter
    "American Assassin" by Vince Flynn
    "The Survivor" by Vince Flynn
    "Order to Kill" by Vince Flynn

  • June 14, 2018

    "Enemy of the State" by Vince Flynn

Young Adult

  • July 18, 2018

    "Dream Fall" by Amy Plum

  • July 10, 2018

    "The Falling Between Us" by Ash Parsons

  • July 2, 2018

    "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas

  • June 20, 2018

    "Goodbye Days" by Jeff Zentner
    "Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
    "Lifel1k3" by Jay Kristoff
    "The Fandom" by Anna Day
    "One Of Us Is Lying" by Karen M. McManus
    "People Like Us" by Dana Mele
    "As Old As Time: a Twisted Tale" by Liz Braswell
    "Reflection: a Twisted Tale" by Elizabeth Lim

  • 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
  • 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)

  • August 10, 2018

    "Jedi Academy: The Principal Strikes Back" by Jarrett Krosoczka

  • July 18, 2018

    "Trapped in a Video Game: The Invisible Invasion"
              by Dustin Brady

  • July 9, 2018

    "The Backward Season" by Lauren Myracle

    "The Notebook of Doom: Battle of the Boss-Monster"
              by Troy Cummings
    "Trapped in a Video Game" by Dustin Brady
    "Polly Diamond and the Magic Book" by Alice Kuipers

    "5 Worlds: The Cobalt Prince" by Mark Siegel

  • July 3, 2018

    "The Wild Robot Escapes" by Peter Brown
    "My Fangtastically Evil Vampire Pet" by Mo O'Hara

    "Bad Kitty: Camp Daze" by Nick Bruel

  • June 27, 2018

    "Wings of Fire: The Lost Continent" by Tui Sutherland
    "I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937" by Lauren Tarshis
    "I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011" by Lauren Tarshis
    "I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980"
              by Lauren Tarshis

  • June 20, 2018

    "The Mortification of Fovea Munson" by Mary Winn Heider
    "I Survived the American Revolution, 1776" by Lauren Tarshis
    "I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888" by Lauren Tarshis
    "Big Nate Blasts Off" by Lincoln Peirce
    "Big Nate Lives It Up" by Lincoln Peirce
    "Two Dogs in a Trench Coat go to School" by Julie Falatko
    "Heartseeker" by Melinda Beatty

    "The Great Cheese Robbery" by Chris Mould

    "Jedi Academy: A New Class" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
    "Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

  • 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                                                           
  • 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)

  • August 10, 2018


    "Creepy Pair of Underwear!" by Aaron Reynolds

    "Nerdy Birdy" by Aaron Reynolds

  • July 10, 2018


    "The Book About Nothing" by Mike Bender
    "Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime!" by Cate Berry

    "Rocket the Brave" by Tad Hills

  • July 6, 2018

    "Bad Kitty, Scaredy-Cat" by Nick Bruel
    "Hello Kitty Visits Grandma!" by Elizabeth Smith
    "Hello Kitty Loves School!" by Elizabeth Smith

    "The Nightmare Before Christmas" by Tim Burton

  • 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"
  • 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.                  


  • July 19, 2018

    Truth or Dare
    I Feel Pretty
    American Assassin

  • July 11, 2018

    A Quiet Place
    Good Boy!

  • July 3, 2018

    Toy Story 3

  • June 28, 2018

    A Wrinkle in Time
    Big Hero 6
    Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles

  • June 22, 2018

    Game Night
    Pacific Rim Uprising
    Game of Thrones: Season Three
    Game of Thrones: Season Four

  • 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




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