Library Treasures


Toucan Keep a Secret: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Large Print New Books M AND) written by Donna Andrews, relies on a pet Toucan to solve a murder. Professional tracking bloodhounds are on the job deep inside a creepy crypt. There’s nothing to hide here except, secrets, conundrums and murder.

The Breadwinner (NEW DVD BRE) is an animated film by Nora Twomey. The tale is a dangerous adventure that highlights the power of stories to illuminate and enlighten.  The setting is Taliban-controlled Kabul, Afghanistan. This story does not shy away from serious reality. The DVD includes an additional short about the making of the movie.

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals (New Book Personal Growth Hollis) is written by motivational speaker, Rachel Hollis. What is it that makes some people apologize for every little thing? Emotions may often be mystifying; sometimes our inclinations may just be habits that do not pay. Is apologizing in every other conversation working for you? Context is vital and our habitual words may often be our most influential words.  Hollis recommends slight variations that open new options, such as rebranding your To-Do List into the Results List. The most effective Results List will have no more than five concise outcomes to achieve. This is one of the ultra-practical tweaks that guide you to refine and progress.

Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace (New Book BIO TRUMP) Does anyone want to know the insider details of the Mar-a-Lago Estate? Laurence Leamer, long-time Palm Beach resident writes sixteen detailed chapters that divulge the inner workings of Florida’s realm of palatial politicking.

55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Retirement Life (PERSONAL FINANCE WHITE) written by Elizabeth White tells the tale of age discrimination in the workplace.

The broader messages in this self-help book are to assist those of us that are NOT prepared for retirement. The many reasons the blame game will NOT work are discussed. No sugar coating any issues here, this author experienced everything she writes about.

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose, (PHILOSOPHY WINFREY) is written and edited by Oprah Winfrey. This is an inspirational, “hope springs eternal” illustrated text. The photos depict the panorama of nature in hues of rich calm. The Table of Contents reads as a poem created to be sung. The ten chapter titles are Seeds, Roots, Whispers, Clouds, Map, Road, Climb, Give, Reward and Home. If you enjoy your reading material lifting you up and nurturing you this is a new text to experience. The writers are all people that have lifted themselves and Oprah up

Beyond Blessed: God’s Perfect Plan to Overcome All Financial Stress (RELIGION CHRISTIAN LIFE MORRIS) by Robert Morris is advice for over-spenders and under-investors. As Chapter Ten says, Hearses Don’t Pull U-Hauls. This is a self-help book for those who look to a higher power for guidance. This new book has plenty of great tips for blessings of all sorts.

A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas (JE YOU) By Amy Young is a delightful early reader. Any Christmas with a Unicorn would be great, right? Even a Unicorn that is unable to shop and wrap gifts would always be invited to Christmas festivities. Sparkles lights up a room and Christmas twinkles, shimmers and shines for all.

Felipe and Claudette (JE TEA) by Mark Teague tells the tales of two unadoptable pets that really deserve each other. One is too critical and the other is a mess. There is just no way to sugar coat it. Every pet adoption agency has one or two…nobody wants. Creative solutions will be purrrrrfect!

Pirate Chicken: All Hens on Deck (JE YAN) By Brian Yanish and Jess Pauwels. As it turns out, pirate chickens do NOT like doing homework. A mutiny ensues with plenty of poultry puns. Visit the new books at the Fort Myers Beach Library, there is something for everyone.

The Sandcastle that Lola Built (JE MAY) by Megan Maynor, is a day at the beach for young builders. Teamwork is inspirational when sharing the sea with mermaids. Sandcastles do not build themselves; these constructions take collaboration, cooperation and coordination. Thank goodness there are capable mermaids to lend a hand.


Fort Myers Beach Library Staff