Kate, Who Tamed The Wind

June 3rd, 2023 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

By Elizabeth Scanlon

Year of Publication: 2018

A summary from Goodreads: 

Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon presents a young, rhythmic read-aloud about a girl who solves a windy problem with an environmentally sound solution: planting trees.

A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning everything upside down for the man who lives there. Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up the steep hill to add a little green to the man’s life, and to protect the house from the howling wind. From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and whimsical illustrator Lee White comes a delightfully simple, lyrical story about the important role trees play in our lives, and caring for the world in which we live.

Goshen Public Library call number: E SCANLON (BOOK-J)

The Stranded

June 2nd, 2023 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

By Sarah Daniels

Year of Publication: 2023

A summary from Goodreads: 

Snowpiercer meets The Hunger Games in a gripping near-future dystopian.

Welcome to the Arcadia.

Once a luxurious cruise ship, it became a refugee camp after being driven from Europe by an apocalyptic war. Now it floats near the coastline of the Federated States – a leftover piece of a fractured USA.

For forty years, residents of the Arcadia have been prohibited from making landfall. It is a world of extreme haves and have nots, gangs and make-shift shelters.

Esther is a loyal citizen, working flat-out to have the rare chance to live a normal life as a medic on dry land. Nik is a rebel, planning something big to liberate the Arcadia once and for all.

When events throw them both together, their lives, and the lives of everyone on the ship, will change forever . . .

Goshen Public Library call number: YF DANIELS (PBK) (BOOK-YA)

Ocean! Waves For All

June 1st, 2023 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

by Stacy McAnulty

Year of Publication: 2020

A summary from Goodreads: 

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean: Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean – told from the perspective of the ocean itself.

Dude. Ocean is incredible. Atlantic, Pacific, Artic, Indian, Southern―it’s all excellent Ocean! Not part of any nation, his waves are for all. And under those waves, man, he holds so many secrets. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Ocean in this next “autobiography” in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by David Litchfield, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion YearsSun! One in a Billion; and Moon! Earth’s Best Friend.

Goshen Public Library call number: J577.7 MCANULTY (BOOK-J)

Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House

May 31st, 2023 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

By Alex Prud’Homme

Year of Publication: 2023

A summary from Goodreads: 

Perhaps the most significant meals in the world have been consumed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by the presumptive leaders of the free world. Thomas Jefferson had an affinity for eggplant and FDR for terrapin stew. Nixon ate a lump of cottage cheese topped with barbecue sauce every day and Obama regularly had arugula. Now, Alex Prud’homme takes us to the dining tables of the White House to look at what the presidents chose to eat, how the food was prepared and by whom, and the context in which the meals were served, making clear that every one of these details speaks volumes about both the individual president and the country he presided over. We see how these gustatory messages touch on not only sometimes curious personal tastes, but also local politics, national priorities, and global diplomacy–not to mention all those dinner-table-conversation-taboos: race, gender, class, money, and religion. The individual stories are fascinating in themselves, but taken together–under the keen and knowledgeable eye of Prud’homme–they reveal that food is not just food when it is desired, ordered, and consumed by the President of the United States.

Goshen Public Library call number: 973.09 PRUD’HOMME (BOOK)

The Secret Life of Sunflowers

May 30th, 2023 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

By Marta Molnar

Year of Publication: 2022

A summary from Goodreads: 

A gripping, inspiring novel based on the true story of Johanna Bonger, Vincent van Gogh’s sister-in-law.

When Hollywood auctioneer Emsley Wilson finds her famous grandmother’s diary while cleaning out her New York brownstone, the pages are full of surprises. The first surprise is, the diary isn’t her grandmother’s. It belongs to Johanna Bonger, Vincent van Gogh’s sister-in-law.

Johanna inherited Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. They were all she had, and they weren’t worth anything. She was a 28 year old widow with a baby in the 1800s, without any means of supporting herself, living in Paris where she barely spoke the language. Yet she managed to introduce Vincent’s legacy to the world.

The inspiration couldn’t come at a better time for Emsley. With her business failing, an unexpected love turning up in her life, and family secrets unraveling, can she find answers in the past?

Goshen Public Library call number: F MOLNAR (BOOK)