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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

  • March 14, 2018

    "The Wife Between Us" by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
    "The Rising Sea: a novel from the NUMA Files" by Clive Cussler
    "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

  • March 6, 2018

    "The Kremlin's Candidate" by Jason Matthews
    "The Escape Artist" by Brad Meltzer
    "The Third Victim" by Phillip Margolin
    "As You Wish" by Jude Deveraux

  • February 28, 2018

    "Fifty Fifty" by James Patterson
    "Raspberry Danish Murder" by Joanne Fluke
    "The Inheritance" by Charles Finch
    "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones
    "The Woman in the Water" by Charles Finch
    "The Tuscan Child" by Rhys Bowen

  • February 15, 2018

    "Look For Me" by Lisa Gardner
    "Poison" by John Lescroart
    "Night Moves" by Jonathan Kellerman
    "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper
    "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah
    "The Deceivers" by Alex Berenson
    "A Death in Live Oak" by James Grippando
    "The Gate Keeper" by Charles Todd

  • February 7, 2018

    “Before the Rain Falls” by Camille Di Maio
    “Operator Down” by Brad Taylor
    “Fall From Grace” by Danielle Steel
    “The Woman in the Window” by A. J. Finn
    “The Take” by Christopher Reich
    “The Chalk Man” by C. J. Tudor
    “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan
    “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan
    “The Wife” by Alafair Burke
    “Dark in Death” by J. D. Robb
    “Hellbent” by Gregg Hurwitz
    “Need to Know” by Karen Cleveland
    “Still Me” by Jojo Moyes
    "Their Daring Hearts" by Sharlene MacLaren

    "Easy Street" by Richard S. Wheeler
    "Top Soldier" by Johnny D. Boggs
    "The Trail to Crazy Man" by Louis L'Amour
    "Showdown" by Louis L'Amour
    "A Man Called Sunday" by Charles G. West
    "Those Jensen Boys!" by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
    "Monahan's Massacre" by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
    "The Passenger" by Lisa Lutz
    "Secrets in Summer" by Nancy Thayer
  • January 17, 2018

    “Uncommon Type: Some Stories” by Tom Hanks
    “Artemis” by Andy Weir
    “The Demon Crown” by James Rollins
    “Year One” by Nora Roberts
    “The Wanted” by Robert Crais
    "Death at Nuremberg” by W.E.B. Griffin
    “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict
    “Unbound” by Stuart Woods
    “Promise Not to Tell” by Jayne Ann Krentz
    “Robicheaux” by James Lee Burke
  • 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

Adult Non-Fiction

  • February 15, 2018

    "No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos
              and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind"
              by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D.
    "Windows 10 Simplified" by Paul McFedries
  • February 7, 2018

    “Living an Inspired Life: Your Ultimate Calling”
              by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    “Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational
              and Impossible People in Your Life” by Mark Goulston
    “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff
    “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders
              and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann

    "But Enough About Me: a Memoir" by Burt Reynolds
  • January 17, 2018

    "HiSET Preparation Book: Study Book & Practice Test Questions
               for the High School Equivalency Test”
    “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • 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

Audio Books on CD

  • January 17, 2018

    "The Fixer" by Joseph Finder
    “Pretty Girls” by Karin Slaughter
    “House of the Rising Sun” by James Lee Burke
    “Shadow Play” by Iris Johansen
    “The Revenant: a Novel of Revenge” by Michael Punke
    “Make Me” by Lee Child

Young Adult

  • March 8, 2018

    "Just Friends" by Dyan Sheldon

  • March 1, 2018

    "The Last Star" by Rick Yancey

  • February 22, 2018

    "Love, Life, and the List" by Kasie West

  • January 17, 2018

    “The Afterlife of Holly Chase” by Cynthia Hand
    “The Knowing” by Sharon Cameron
    “The Forgetting” by Sharon Cameron

    “The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild”
              by Lawrence Anthony
  • December 4, 2017

    "The Thing with Feathers" by McCall Hoyle 
  • 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)

  • March 14, 2018

    "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown
    "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass

  • March 8, 2018

    "The Terrible Two Go Wild" by Mac Barnett

    "The Creativity Project: an Awesometastic Story Collection"
              Edited by Colby Sharp

    "The New Kid" by Karen English
    "Baby Monkey, Private Eye" by Brian Selznick

    "The Gnawer of Rocks" by Louise Flaherty

  • February 22, 2018

    "Stanley Will Probably Be Fine" by Sally J. Pla

    "Waylon! Even More Awesome" by Sara Pennypacker

    "The Breadwinner" by Deborah Ellis

  • February 7, 2018

    "The Handbook" by Jim Benton

    "Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff"

    “Isadora Moon Goes to School” by Harriet Muncaster
    “Isadora Moon Goes Camping” by Harriet Muncaster
    “Isadora Moon Goes to the Ballet” by Harriet Muncaster
  • January 17, 2018

    “Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg!” by Quvenzhane Wallis
              with Nancy Ohlin
    “Saving Wonder” by Mary Knight
    “The Secret of Nightingale Wood” by Lucy Strange
    “Skeleton Tree” by Kim Ventrella
    “Whistling in the Dark” by Shirley Hughes

    “Scholastic Year in Sports 2018” by James Buckley, Jr.

    “The Never Girls: A Fairy’s Gift” by Kiki Thorpe
    “Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package” by Kate DiCamillo

    “Cast No Shadow” by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa
    "Cucumber Quest: Volume 1, The Doughnut Kingdom” by Gigi D.G.
  • 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
  • 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)

  • March 14, 2018

    "Snail and Worm Again" by Tina Kugler

  • March 8, 2018

    "Z is for Moose" by Kelly Bingham
    "The Tiptoeing Tiger" by Philippa Leathers

    "The One Day House" by Julia Durango
    "Samson: the Piranha Who Went to Dinner" by Tadgh Bentley
    "Bunny's Book Club" by Annie Silvestro
    "The Word Collector" by Peter H. Reynolds
    "Olivia the Spy" by Ian Falconer
    "When Otis Courted Mama" by Kathi Appelt
    "Wordy Birdy" by Tammi Sauer
    "Escargot" by Dashka Slater
    "The Cow Who Climbed A Tree" by Gemma Merino
    "Sparky!" by Jenny Offill
    "My New Mom & Me" by Renata Galindo
    "The New Small Person" by Lauren Child
    "The Night Gardener" by Terry and Eric Fan
    "The Only Fish in the Sea" by Philip C. Stead
    "The Cow That Laid an Egg" by Andy Cutbill
    "Life on Mars" by Jon Agee
    "Triangle" by Mac Barnett
    "Please, Open This Book!" by Adam Lehrhaupt
    "Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List" by Kate Klise
    "I am not a Chair!" by Ross Burach
    "Snail and Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends" by Tina Kugler
    "It Came In The Mail" by Ben Clanton
    "A Tale of Two Beasts" by Fiona Roberton
    "A Different Pond" by Bao Phi
    "The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister" by Linda Ravin Lodding
    "A Visitor for Bear" by Bonny Becker
    "Fuddles" by Fran Vischer
    "Those Pesky Rabbits" by Ciara Flood
    "Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids,
              and a Hundred Sea Turtles" by Philippe Cousteau

    "Noodleheads See The Future" by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton
              and Mitch Weiss

    "Before She Was Harriet" by Lesa Cline-Ransome
    "The Youngest Marcher: the Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks,
              a Young Civil Rights Activist" by Cynthia Levinson

    "What Do You Do With An Idea?" by Kobi Yamada
    "What Do You Do With A Problem?" by Kobi Yamada
    "What Do You Do With A Chance?" by Kobi Yamada
    "The Memory Box: a Book About Grief" by Joanna Rowland

  • February 22, 2018

    "Shake the Tree" by Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti,
              and Silvia Borando

    "Valensteins: (a Love Story)" by Ethan Long

  • February 15, 2018

    "Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls" by Kelly Greenawalt
    "The Big Bed" by Bunmi Laditan

    "When Sophie Thinks She Can't..." by Molly Bang

  • January 17, 2018

    “I Have a Balloon” by Ariel Bernstein
    “The Littlest Train” by Chris Gallo

    “Snappsy the Alligator and his Best Friend Forever (Probably)”
              by Julie Falatko
    “Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries” by Mark Teague

    “Woof & Quack in Winter” by Jamie A. Swenson
    “It’s Shoe Time!” by Bryan Collier
  • 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
  • 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.                  


  • March 14, 2018

    I, Tonya
    The Shape of Water

  • March 6, 2018

    Alice in Wonderland
    Alice Through the Looking Glass
    Beauty and the Beast
    The BFG
    The Big Sick
    Blade Runner 2049
    The Boss Baby
    Central Intelligence
    Cold Mountain
    The Conjuring 2
    Daddy's Home 2
    The Dark Tower
    Despicable Me 3
    The Foreigner
    Happy Death Day
    Home Again
    Logan Lucky
    Murder on the Orient Express
    My Little Pony: The Movie
    November Criminals
    Pete's Dragon
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

  • February 20, 2018

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective/Ave Ventura: When Nature Calls
    Angels & Demons
    The Astronaut's Wife
    Clash of the Titans/Wrath of the Titans
    Dark City
    Flags of Our Fathers
    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
    Grandma's Boy
    Henry Hugglemonster: Roarsome Tales
    I Am Legend
    I Love You, Man
    Never Say Never Again/Cuba/A Bridge Too Far
    Orange County
    The Other Guys
    Pacific Rim
    Public Enemies
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
    Step Brothers
    Talladega Nights
    Tristan and Isolde
    The Ugly Truth
    The Wedding Date
    The Wedding Planner
    You, Me and Dupree

  • February 7, 2018

    Downton Abbey: Seasons 1 & 2
    Downton Abbey: Seasons 3 & 4
    Downton Abbey: Seasons 5 & 6
    Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season

  • January 17, 2018

    Jurassic World
    Unfinished Business
    Point Break
    The Hateful Eight
    40 Days and 40 Nights
    The American
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo
    The Dukes of Hazzard
    Failure to Launch
    The Fighter
    The Guardian
    Hide and Seek
    The Iron Giant
    Killer Elite
    Knocked Up
    The Last Samurai
    Love and Basketball
    Man of the House
    The Mechanic
    The Oxford Murders
    The Punisher
    Red Eye
    Saving Silverman
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    A Time to Kill
    Wyatt Earp
  • December 4, 2017

    The Hitman's Bodyguard
    The Fate of the Furious
    Get Out
    The Shallows
    Couples Retreat
    Easy A
    Everybody's Fine
    Horrible Bosses
    Mystic Pizza
    Observe and Report
    Olympus Has Fallen
    Safe Haven
    Sin City
    The Change-Up
    The Pursuit of Happyness
    The Stepfather
    The Vow
    The Watch
    Total Recall
    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
    What's Your Number      




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