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Salt River (Overdrive eBook, Florida Mystery Fiction And Large Print). Author Randy Wayne White sends Doc Ford and Tomlinson on a new 2020 adventure in a mysterious brackish estuary teeming with Southwest Florida experiences. FMB Library has over one hundred Randy Wayne White resources available for two week loan. Consider giving the Overdrive eBooks a try.

24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (New Adult Nonfiction – Personal Growth Shlain). Budgeting information and tech screen time may become the future way to enjoy true free time. Author Tiffany Shlain addresses the social and psychological payday created by allowing a planned weekly day of rest. Her philosophy is inspired by the historic life practices of the Jewish faith.

Archaeology From Space: How The Future Shapes Our Past (New Adult Nonfiction – World History Ancient Parcak). Spy photography technology is reexamining the Earth and what we know of our ancient world. Experience time travel with the new tech superpowers. Sarah Helen Parcak is a Cambridge Egyptologist, archaeologist and a remote sensing expert.

All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris (LP Fiction– WIL). Nazi Resistance secrets spill within the walls of a legendary Parisian landmark. This fictional tale brings to light the often veiled evils of war. The FMB Library has six of author Beatriz Williams novels for you to explore.

Becoming A U.S. Citizen: A Guide to the Law, Exam & Interview (New Adult Nonfiction – Politics US Bray). Learn the vast array of tasks needed to begin a long and detail oriented legal process: Green Card eligibility, qualifying preparations, examination study tips and interview insider knowledge. NOLO LAW for ALL publishes this how-to book; and the author is Ilona M. Bray. The FMB Library has thirteen books available from NOLO publishing.

American History: A Visual Encyclopedia Juvenile (Nonfiction J-US History King) is the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of pictorial works illustrating Early America 1000’s-1920’s. Maps, paintings and documents such as a reference copy of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are included. The FMB Library has six of author David C. King’s books on the shelf in the first floor Kid’s Space.

Curious George’s Big Book of Discovery (JE CUR). This bright Universal Studios cartoon book has thirty pages on germs, transmitting illness and cleanliness. The main chapters are the human body, the environment and space. If you have a child that is struggling to understand current events, this book may help you share useful information.

The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy (New Adult Nonfiction – Philosophy Buddhism Masuno).  Author Shunmyō Masuno is a Japanese chief priest of the Sōtō Zen temple Kenkō-ji and master Zen garden designer. The philosophical book is about transforming small daily events into many sweet rituals to savor and look forward to.

Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond: How Parents Can Help (New Adult Nonfiction – Education Fagell). Managing social skills in a complex ever-changing world is of great value to parents and their growing children. Honest and ethical connections empower and prepare youth for life adventures. Author Phyllis Fagell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

The Vibrant Life: Eat Well, Be Well: Recipes, Meditations, And Guidance On Ways To Well-Being, From Acupuncture To Meditation (New Adult Nonfiction Cookbooks Haas). Eat well, be well is author and Williams Sonoma Culinary Director Amanda Haas’s holistic mantra. Invigorating recipes, soulful stretches and inspiring quotations are illustrated throughout the book. Look into her methods for stamina and strength.


By Maria Elena van Boekel
Librarian, Fort Myers Beach Library