The award-winning author of The Underground Railround returns with the story of Elwood Curtis, who’s innocent mistake lands him in Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory. Placed in the vicious environment, Elwood and friend Turner are forced to make a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades.
Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jennie—reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empire—lived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph.
Bend the world to your will, and break those that refuse to comply. This motto has served Masaki Yamaguchi well as the head of the Yakuza family. However, when he meets Oshun Sampson with her own set of rules, things aren’t as clear, or easy as they used to be. Two powerful leaders with one distinct line drawn between them. Will their passion be enough to hold them together? Or, will bedding the enemy result in a bloody war that tears them and their communities apart?
In this beautiful picture book, a young boy explains the design of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the flight from the earth to the moon, and the drama of touching down–while shadowing the astronaut’s voyage with one of his own.
When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he’s often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away.
Otto and Sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town. As the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little bit more time for fun until a mysterious man appears with a camera that literally freezes time. Now, with the help of some very strange people and even stranger creatures, Otto and Sheed will have to put aside their differences to save their town before time stops for good.
School’s out for the summer! In between fun at camp or maybe a summer job, stop by the Pratt to see what’s new for Young Adults. This July, we have dramas, sci-fi, thrillers, graphic novels and more waiting to be checked out.
From the award-winning author of If I Was Your Girl comes a heart-wrenching story of identity, first love, and fate. Six years of shared birthdays reveal best friends Eric and Morgan’s destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they’re meant to be—and if they’re meant to be together.
Nothing’s been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her grieving dad is the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she’s got a mystery to solve. As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town.
K-pop and K-drama fans will enjoy this fun fantasy-romance set in modern day Seoul from debut author Cho. Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. When she saves the life of a human boy, Jihoon, the two develop a tenuous friendship that blooms into romance, setting them down a path that will soon force Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon’s.
We’re excited to add Read Along books to the shelves of Enoch Pratt Free Library. Young readers don’t have to miss out on the fun of the Pratt’s Summer Challenge if they are still learning to read. With a simple push of a button, young readers can enjoy these new books with attached speakers that transform the print book into an all-in one read- along.
Here are some of our favorite picks. Check them out!
School is almost out of session so that means it’s a great time to stop by your local branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library. Visit for a family film night, storytime fun, and of course to pick up books to read for the 2019 Summer Challenge.
Check out what children’s books are new to our shelves!
Hello! Are you ready for a brilliant day? A brother and sister enjoy a day full of spills, thrills, and silly adventures in this playful story comprised only of words that contain a double L (such as spills, thrills, and silly)!
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as “red” suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo. This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self.