Click here for a complete list of what has recently been added to our physical collections. From that link, you can also subscribe to Wowbrary newsletters, which you can customize to alert you when new books you might be interested in are purchased by the Library.

RSS Wowbrary: Latest Books, Movies, and Music in the Simon Fairfield Public Library

  • Ghost Boys
    By Jewell Parker Rhodes. A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real […]
  • Lent
    By Jo Walton. From Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning Jo Walton comes Lent, a magical re-imagining of the man who remade fifteenth-century Florence―in all its astonishing strangenessYoung Girolamo’s life is a series of miracles.It’s a miracle that he can see demons, plain as day, and that he can cast them out with the force […]
  • Found
    By Jeff Newman. A wordless picture book about what we lose, what we find, and what we give back.Jenn’s beloved dog was lost sometime ago. Long enough that she has given up the search. But she still misses her friend. One day she finds a lost dog. She takes him in and despite a rocky […]
  • Ignite the Stars
    By Maura Milan. Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cōcha is a seventeen-year-old girl.A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her […]
  • Your One & Only
    By Adrianne Finlay. Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they […]
  • The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just
    By Mélina Mangal. Ernest Everett Just was not like other scientists of his time. He saw the whole, where others saw only parts. He noticed details others failed to see. He persisted in his research despite the discrimination and limitations imposed on him as an African American. His keen observations of sea creatures revealed new […]
  • Martin Rising: Requiem For a King
    By Andrea Davis Pinkney. In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brian's lyrical and colorful artwork, brings a fresh perspective […]
  • Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer
    By John Glynn. A gripping, unforgettable portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.'We were sun children chasing an eternal summer.' This boisterous chronicle of a summer in Montauk sees a group of 20-something housemates who'll grow to know, […]
  • Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board
    By Vince Houghton. The International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions, schemes, and weapons that were planned, but ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insaneIn 1958, the US Air Force nuked the moon as a show of military might. In 1967, the CIA implanted […]
  • I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter
    By David Chariandy. "Stunning. A precise puncturing of the post-racial bubble."--Nafkote TamiratFor readers of Between the World and Me and We Should All Be Feminists, an intimate and profound meditation on the politics of race today, from prizewinning novelist David Chariandy.I can glimpse, through the lens of my own experience, how a parent or grandparent, […]
  • Monsieur Mediocre: One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French
    By John von Sothen. A hilarious, candid account of what life in France is actually like, from a writer for Vanity Fair and GQAmericans love to love Paris. We buy books about how the French parent, why French women don't get fat, and how to be Parisian wherever you are. While our work hours increase […]
  • Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
    By Ruth Reichl. Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the […]
  • How to Build a Boat: A Father, His Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea
    By Jonathan Gornall. Part ode to building something with one’s hands in the modern age, part celebration of the beauty and function of boats, and part moving father-daughter story, How to Build a Boat is a bold adventure.Once an essential skill, the ability to build a clinker boat, first innovated by the Vikings, can seem […]
  • The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
    By Kirk Wallace Johnson. A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American […]
  • Stella Diaz Has Something to Say
    By Angela Dominguez. In her first middle-grade novel, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a heartwarming story based on her own experiences growing up Mexican-American.Stella Diaz loves marine animals, especially her betta fish, Pancho. But Stella Diaz is not a betta fish. Betta fish like to be alone, while Stella loves spending […]
  • Beneath a Ruthless Sun
    By Gilbert King. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Devil in the Grove, a gripping story of sex, race, class, corruption, and the arc of justice twisted and bent straight again in the Florida citrus groves.In December 1957, which brings a brutal freeze to Florida's orange groves, Blanche Bosanquet Knowles, the wealthy young […]
  • Too Much Space! (Beep and Bob)
    By Jonathan Roth. Meet space-school attendee Bob and his alien bestie Beep in this start to an outrageously funny and action-packed chapter book series from debut author Jonathan Roth!Astro Elementary is a school near Saturn attended by the bravest, brightest, most elite kids in the galaxy…and Bob. Bob never wanted to go to fourth grade […]
  • England in the Age of Chivalry . . . And Awful Diseases: The Hundred Years’ War and Black Death
    By Ed West. A revealing glimpse into the tumultuous history of England’s medieval period, full of knights in shining armor and terrible peasant suffering.Covering the violent and disease-ridden period between 1272 to 1399, England in the Age of Chivalry. . . And Awful Diseases covers the events, personages and ideas most commonly known as "medieval". […]
  • Star Scouts: The League of Lasers
    By Mike Lawrence. Avani has found the one place in the universe where she fits in: Star Scouts. The League of Lasers is the second volume of this action-packed graphic novel series by Mike Lawrence.During a troop meeting, a robot messenger delivers Avani some exciting news: she has been invited to join a secret society […]
  • Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
    By Ruth Kassinger. “No organisms are more important to life as we know it than algae. In Slime, Ruth Kassinger gives this under-appreciated group its due.”—Elizabeth KolbertSay “algae” and most people think of pond scum. What they don’t know is that without algae, none of us would exist.There are as many algae on Earth as […]