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Top of the Shelf (TOTS)

If you haven’t decided what title to pick up from the library for you and the kids, read our committee members’ monthly recommendation (TOTS). These titles are displayed on the shelves and if they have been checked out, ask the librarian to reserve the book for you. Keep a lookout for books labeled “Committee Picks” on the shelves. The TOTS synopses for the current month are also displayed in the library. 

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Top of the Shelf 2017

Top of the Shelf 2016

Top of the Shelf 2015

Top of the Shelf 2014

Top of the Shelf 2013

Top of the Shelf 2012

Top of the Shelf 2011

Top of the Shelf 2010

Top of the Shelf 2009


Best Sellers
Check with our librarians for the week’s complete list of the New York Times and USA Today Best Sellers. 


New Arrivals April 2017

New arrivals are announced on a fortnightly basis. Titles include award winners & finalists as well as Best Sellers.





Title Author(s) Call number
The Devil's Feast M. J. Carter FIC CAR
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Jan-Philipp Sendker FIC SEN
The Roanoke Girls: A Novel Amy Engel FIC ENG
Cross the Line (Alex Cross #24) James Patterson FIC PAT
Rather be the Devil (Inspector Rebus #21) Ian Rankin FIC RAN
Three Sisters Three Queens Philippa Gregory FIC GRE
Love, Alice Barbara Davis FIC DAV
The Gloaming Melanie Finn FIC FIN
The Whole Town's Talking Fannie Flagg FIC FLA
Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel Patricia Cornwell FIC COR
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Bryn Greenwood FIC GRE
The Beast J R Ward FIC WAR
True Faith and Allegiance Tom Clancy FIC CLA
The Legacy of the Bones Dolores Redondo FIC RED
The Painted Veil W. Somerset Maugham FIC MAU
Island of Glass Nora Roberts FIC ROB
Kitchen Chinese Ann Mah FIC MAH
Bamboo Heart Ann Bennett FIC BEN
The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Novel Michael Connelly FIC CON
Sugarbread: A Novel Balli Kaur Jaswal FIC JAS
Death of a Perm Sec Wong Souk Yee FIC WON
Kappa Quartet: A Novel Daryl Qilin Yam FIC YAM
Now That It's Over: A Novel O Thiam Chin FIC O
Let's Give It Up for Gimme Lao!: A Novel Sebastian Sim FIC SIM
The Strays: A Novel Emily Bitto FIC BIT
The Seventh Plague #12: A Sigma Force Novel Jame Rollins FIC ROL
The Dream Life of Astronauts: Stories Patrick Ryan FIC RYA
Idaho: A Novel Emily Ruskovich FIC RUS
In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper Lawrence Block FIC BLO
The Ice Beneath Her: A Novel Camilla Grebe FIC GRE
Nobody's Fool Richard Russo FIC RUS
Man At the Helm Nina Stibbe FIC STI
A Dog's Purpose W. Bruce Cameron FIC CAM
Palace of Treason: A Novel (Dominika Egorova & Nathaniel Nash, #2) Jason Matthews FIC MAT
The Kept Woman: A Novel (William Trent, #8) Karin Slaughter FIC SLA
Echoes in Death (In Death, #44) J.D. Robb FIC ROB
I Let You Go: A Novel Clare Mackintosh FIC MAS
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham FIC MAU


Title Author(s) Call number
Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unblock the Secrets of the Universe Mike Massimino BIO MAS
Simple Beginnings: Building a Life of Integrity, Resilience and Service Tan Eng Liang BIO TAN
Productivity: Managing, Motivating, Maximizing Teams in Asia Michael A Podolinsky 658.31 POD
The Universe in Your Hand Christophe Galfard 523.01 GAL
The Opium War Julia Lovell 951 LOV
The Relentless Creator P. Gnana 759.95 GNA
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order Richard Haass 327.73 HAA


Title Author(s) Call number
Settle for More Megyn Kelly CD BIO KEL
A World in Disarray Richard Haass CD 327.73 HAA
The Gene: An Intimate History Siddhartha Mukherjee CD 616.04 MUK
Chronicles: Volume One Bob Dylan CD BIO DYL
Love Busters: Overcoming Habits That Destroy Romantic Love Willard F. Harley Jr. CD 306.81 HAR
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Amy Schumer CD BIO SCH
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen CD BIO SPR
Trump: The Art of the Deal Donald J. Trump CD BIO TRU
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis J. D. Vance CD BIO VAN
Love Warrior: A Memoir Glennon Doyle Melton CD BIO MEL
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox Carol Burnett CD BIO BUR
Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade  Robert Ciald CD 153.85 CIA
Killing the Rising Sun  Bill O'Reilly CD 940.54 ORE


Title Author(s) Call number
What This Story Needs is a Munch and a Crunch (A Pig in a Wig Book) Emma J. Virjan ER VIR
I Really Like Slop! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Mo Willems ER WIL
What This Story Needs is a Munch and a Crunch (A Pig in a Wig Book) Emma J. Virjan ER VIR
What This Story Needs is a Bang and a Clang (A Pig in a Wig Book) Emma J. Virjan ER VIR
Star Wars: Chaos At the Castle Nate Millici ER STA
Star Wars: AT-AT Attack! Calliope Glass ER STA
Star Wars: Escape From Darth Vader Michael Siglain ER STA
Star Wars: The Story of Darth Vader Catherine Saunders ER STA
Star Wars: Ewoks Join the Fight Nate Millici ER STA
Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups Board Book Tadgh Bentley TOD BEN
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar Steve Wilson TOD WIL
Steam Train, Dream Train Colors Sherri Duskey Rinker TOD RIN


Title Author(s) Call number
Du Iz Tak? Carson Ellis CHI ELL
There's a Lion in My Cornflakes Michelle Robinson CHI ROB
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues Kimberley Dean CHI DEA
You Can Read Helaine Becker CHI BEC
Emerson Barks Liza Woodruff CHI WOO
Goodnight, Numbers! Danica McKellar CHI MCK
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? Jane Yolen CHI YOL
They All Saw a Cat Brendan Wenzel CHI WEN
To the Sea Cale Atkinson CHI ATK
A Greyhound, a Groundhog Emily Jenkins CHI JEN
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer Diane Stanley CHI STA
Uni the Unicorn Amy Krouse Rosenthal  CHI ROS
First Grade Dropout Audrey Vernick  CHI VER
That's Me Loving You Amy Krouse Rosenthal CHI ROS
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) Brad Meltzer CHI MEL
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) Brad Meltzer CHI MEL
I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) Brad Meltzer CHI MEL
I Wish You More Amy Krouse Rosenthal CHI ROS
XO, OX: A Love Story Adam Rex CHI REX
Violet the Pilot Steve Breen CHI BRE

Charlie and the New Baby (Charlie the Ranch Dog)

Ree Drummond CHI DRU
Charlie the Ranch Dog Ree Drummond CHI DRU
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty (Charlie the Ranch Dog) Ree Drummond CHI DRU
Charlie Plays Ball (Charlie the Ranch Dog) Ree Drummond CHI DRU
Get Out of My Bath! Nosy Crow CHI CRO
Samson: The Piranha Who Went to Dinner Tadgh Bentley CHI BEN
Clark the Shark: Afraid of the Dark Bruce Hale CHI HAL
The Little Shop of Monsters R L Stine CHI STI
Not Quite Narwhal Jessie Sima CHI SIM
We Found a Hat Jon Klassen CHI KLA
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story Reem Faruqi CHI FAR
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Sherri Dusky Rinker CHI RIN
A Perfect Day Lane Smith CHI SMI
d'Aulaires' Book of Norwegian Folktales Ingri d'Aulaire FAI DUI


Title Author(s) Call number
Dog Man #1 Dave Pilkey CC PIL
The Adventures of Dog Man: Unleashed Dave Pilkey CC PIL
The Bad Guys #1 Aaron Blabey CC BLA
Broken Ground (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 2) V. E. Schwab CC SCH
The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret #5 Enid Blyton CC BLY
The Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend #6 Enid Blyton CC BLY
The Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day #7 Enid Blyton CC BLY
Well Done, the Naughtiest Girl #8 Enid Blyton CC BLY
The Naughtiest Girl Wants to Win #9 Enid Blyton CC BLY
The Naughtiest Girl Marches On #10 Enid Blyton CC BLY
The Journey Through Time Geronimo Stilton CC STI
A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time Mary P Osborne CC OSB
Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (Sort of) #3 Liz Pichon CC PIC
Star Wars Rebel Force: Trapped Alex Wheeler CC STA
How to Train your Dragon #5: How to Twist a Dragon's Tale Cressida Cowell CC COW
Mr Pink - Whistle has some Fun Enid Blyton CC BLY
The Wyrm King (Beyong the Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 3) Tony DiTerlizzi CC DIT
A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles) Tony DiTerlizzi CC DIT


Title Author(s) Call number
Uprooted Noami Novik YA NOV
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) N. K. Jemisin YA JEM
A Court of Thorns and Roses #1 Sarah J. Maas


The Courst of Mist and Fury #2 Sarah J. Maas YA MAA
Until Friday Night #1 Abbi Glines YA GLI
The Sun is also a Star Nicola Yoon YA YOO
Believarexic J. J. Johnson YA JOH
A Torch Against the Night #2 Sabaa Tahir YA TAH
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall Katie Alender YA ALE
The Game of Love and Death Martha Brockenbrough YA BRO
The Detour S. A. Bodeen YA BOD
The Dead House Dawn Kurtagich YA KUR
P.S. I Still Love You Jenny Han YA HAN
King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) Victoria Aveyard YA AVE
The Weight of Zero Karen Fortunati YA FOR
The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1) Erin Bow YA BOW
The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace, #2) Erin Bow YA BOW
Bloodline Joe Jimenez YA JIM
All We Have Left Wendy Mills YA MIL
Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy Tui T Sutherland J FIC SUT
Wings of Fire Book Two: The Lost Heir Tui T Sutherland J FIC SUT
Wings of Fire Book Three: The Hidden Kingdom Tui T Sutherland J FIC SUT
Wings of Fire Book Five: The Brightest Night Tui T Sutherland J FIC SUT
A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle) Ursula K. Le Guin J FIC LEG
Flying Lessons & Other Stories Ellen Oh J FIC OH
Ms. Bixby's Last Day John David Anderson J FIC AND
Scar Island Dan Gemeinhart J FIC GEM
The Heartless Troll Oyvind Torseter J FIC TOR
The Memory Things: A Novel Gae Polisner J FIC POL
Watching Traffic Jane Ozkowski J FIC OZK
Truth or Dare Barbara Dee J FIC DEE
Gutless Carl Deuker J FIC DEU
Wish Barbara O'Conner J FIC OCO
The Ring of Wind (Young Samurai, Book 7) Chris Bradford J FIC BRA
The Wolf Keepers Elise Broach J FIC BRO
Hundred Percent Karen Romano Young J FIC YOU
Four-Four-Two Dean Hughes J FIC HUG
When the Sea Turned to Silver Grace Lin J FIC LIN
Cloud and Wallfish Anne Nesbet J FIC NES
Two Naomis Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich J FIC RHU
Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles) Maria Turtschaninoff J FIC TUR
Spare and Found Parts Sarah Maria Griffin J FIC GRI
Liberty (Dogs of World War II) Kirby Larson J FIC LAR
To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner party Skila Brown J FIC BRO


Title Author(s) Call number
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics Steve Jenkins J 590.72 JEN
Giant Squid Candace Fleming J 594 FLE
Time For Kids All Access: Your Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Coolest People, Places, and Things! Vickie An J 031.02 AN
Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA Bridget Heos J 362.35 HEO 
Eye on the Wild: Elephant Suzi Eszterhas J 599.67 ESZ
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Don Brown J 363.34 BRO
Little Humans Brandon Stanton J 306.87 STA
LEGO Awesome Ideas DK J 688.72
Batman Arkham Universe the Ultimate Visual Guide DK J 793.93 KIN
LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded DK J 688.72 DOL
The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero Patricia McCormick J BIO BON
Brain of the World's Brightest Bird (Scientists in the Field Series) Pamela S. Turner J 598.86 TUR
Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box Leonard S. Marcus J 741.51 MAR
Brown v. Board of Educaton: A Fight for Simple Justice Susan Goldman Rubin J 344.73 RUB
Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature CIndy Jenson-Elliott J BIO ADA
The Way Things Work Now David Macaulay J 600 MAC


Title Author(s) Call number
Nate the Great Collected Stories: Vol 3 Marjorie W Sharmat CD CHI SHA
The Night Before Christmas Clement Clarke Moore CD CHI MOO
Peter Cottontail Amanda Stephens CD CHI STE
Nate the Great Collected Stories: Vol 2 Majorie W Sharmat CD CHI SHA
Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! Doreen Cronin CD CHI CRO
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson CD CHI ROB
It's A Big World, Little Pig! Kristi Yamaguchi CD CHI YAM
Where Are You Going , Baby Lincoln? #3 Kate DiCamillo CD CC DIC
The Fever Code #5 James Dashner CD JF DAS
For Magnus Chase: The Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds Rick Riordan CD JF RIO
Library of Souls Ransom Riggs CD JF RIG
Heartless Marissa Meyer CD JF MEY
The Rocket's Red Glare: Celebrating the History of the Star Spangled Banner Peter Alderman CDJ 784.7 ALD 
Who Was Walt Disney? Whitney Stewart CDJ BIO DIS
Voice of Freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Fannie Lou Hamer CDJ BIO HAM
Who Was Dr. Seuss? Janet B. Pascal CDJ BIO SEU


Title Author(s) Call number
Appetites: A Cookbook Anthony Bourdain COO CEL BOU
Eat to Live Joel Fuhrman MD COO HEA DIE
Skinny Bitch in the Kitch Rory Freedman COO HEA VEG
Eaternity Jason Wrobel COO HEA VEG
Rawfully Good: Living Flavours of Southeast Asia Diana Van Cranach COO REG ASI
Japanese Farm Food Nancy Singleton Hachisu COO REG JAP
Japan from the Source: Authentic Recipes from the People that know them Best Ho Tienlon COO REG JAP
The Bay Area: Homegrown Cookbook Aaron French COO TYP HOM
Donabe: Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking Naoko Takei Moore COO TYP JAP
A Helping Hand: Delicious Recipes in English & Tagalog Frog Michaels COO TYP PHI
Ivan Ramen Ivan Orkin COO TYP RAM
V Street Rich Landau COO TYPE VEG
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist Tim Federle COO TYP COC
Edible Flowers: a Kitchen Companion with Recipes Kitty Morse COO TYP FLO
Frommer's England and Scotland Stephen Brewer TRA 914.20 ENG
Frommer's EasyGuide to London 2017 Jason Cochran TRA 914.21 LON
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics DK TRA 914.37 CZE
Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic Rick Steves TRA 914.37 PRA
Rick Steves Budapest Rick Steves TRA 914.39 BUD
Frommer's Italy 2017 Stephen Brewer TRA 914.5 ITA
Fodor's Italy 2016 Fodor's Travel Guides TRA 914.5 ITA
Fodor's Spain 2016 Fodor's Travel Guides TRA 914.6 SPA
Insight Guides: Scandinavia Insight Guides TRA 914.8 SCA
Lonely Planet: Scandinavia 2015 Andy Symington TRA 914.8 SCA
Rick Steves: Scandinavia 2015 Rick Steves TRA 914.8 SCA
The Rough Guide to the Netherlands Rough Guides TRA 914.92 NET
Insight Guides: Experience Shanghai Insight Guides TRA 915.1 SHA
Top 10 Hong Kong DK TRA 915.12 HON
The Rough Guide to Korea Norbert Paxton TRA 915.19 KOR
Michelin: Japan Howard Curtis TRA 915.2 JAP
Fodor's Japan Fodor's Travel Guides TRA 915.2 JAP
Tokyo Precincts: A Curated Guide to the City's Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and other Hangouts Steve Wide TRA 915.2 TOK
Frommer's Dubai and Abu Dhabi Day by Day Gavin Thomas TRA 915.35 DUB
Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula Rick Steves TRA 915.35 OMA
Lonely Planet South India & Kerala Lonely Planet TRA 915.48 IND
Fodor's Thailand: With Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia & Laos Arabella Bowen TRA 915.93 THA
Moon Angkor Wat: Including Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Tom Vater TRA 915.96 ANG
Lonely Planet Cmabodia Lonely Planet TRA 915.96 ANG
Siem Reap: 20 Must See Attractions Anton Swanepoel TRA 915.96 SIE
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bali & Lombok Andy Barkis TRA 915.98 BAL
The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok Shafik Meghji TRA 915.98 BAL
Lonely Planet Borneo Isabel Albiston TRA 915.98 BOR
Lonely Planet Indonesia Lonely Planet TRA 915.98 IND
The Rough Guide to the Philippines Stephen Keeling TRA 915.99 PHI
Lonely Planet Morocco Lonely Planet TRA 916.40 MOR
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Kenya Philip Briggs TRA 916.76 KEN
Central America Handbook Richard Arghiris TRA 917.2 CEN
Lonely Planet Mexico Lonely Planet TRA 917.2 MEX
Lonely Planet Panama Lonely Planet TRA 917.287 PAN
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba Alejandro Alonso TRA 917.29 CUB
The Rough Guide to Cuba Fiona McAuslan TRA 917.29 CUB
Lonely Planet Boston Lonely Planet TRA 917.44 BOS
Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City 2017 Pauline Frommer TRA 917.47 NEW
The Kid's Guide to New York City Eileen Ogintz TRA 917.47 NEW
Frommer's EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2017 Elise Hartman Ford TRA 917.53 WAS
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Southwest USA & National Parks Randa Bishop TRA 917.90 SOU
The Rough Guide to Southwest USA Greg Ward TRA 917.90 SOU
DK Eyewitness Travek Guide: Brazil DK TRA 918.10 BRA
Frommer's New Zealand Diana Balham TRA 919.3 NEW
Frommer's EasyGuide to Australia 2017 Lee Mylne TRA 919.4 AUS
DK Eyewitness Guid eto Australia 2017 DK TRA 919.4 AUS
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia DK TRA 919.4 AUS
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hawaii Gerald Carr TRA 919.69 HAW
Top 10 Cuba (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide) DK TRA 917.29 CUB

April 20, 2017.


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