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Find Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small and other tantalizing titles at the library

New books at the Virden library  in January 2022

Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens. For decades, young women traveling the Cold Creek Highway have gone missing. And no killer or abductor who has stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice. Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. Her father taught her to respect nature, how to live and survive off the land, and to never travel the highway alone. Overwhelmed by grief now that he’s gone, Hailey vanishes into the mountainous terrain, hoping everyone will believe she’s left town. Rumors spread that she was taken by the highway killer—who’s claimed another victim over the summer. One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek, where her sister Amber lived—and where she was murdered. Beth is desperate to understand what happened to her and why. But Beth’s search for answers puts a target on her back—and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey’s disappearance…

The Stickler’s Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation by R. Philip Bouchard. We have more scientific information at our fingertips today than ever before. And more disinformation too. Online, on television, and in print, science is often communicated through shorthand analogies and phrases that obscure or omit important facts. “Superfoods,” “right- and left-brained” people, and “global warming” may be snappy and ear-catching but are they backed by scientific facts? Lifelong educator R. Philip Bouchard is a stickler for this kind of thing, and he is well-prepared to set the record straight.

Young Adult
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger. Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She’s always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he’s been cast from home. He's found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli’s best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven’t been in centuries. And there are some who will kill to keep them apart.

Children’s Non-Fiction
Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Dr Jess Wade, illustrated by Melissa Castrillón. Learn about the tiny building blocks that make up the world around us. Meet atoms, the elements, and other essential science concepts that reveal how very (very) small materials are manipulated to create self-washing windows; stronger, lighter airplanes; and other wonders of nanotechnology. Further explanation gives more detail about various scientists’ roles and the tools they use.

More New Books
Flying Angels,

Invisible by Danielle Steel
Foul Play

Criminal Mischief by Stuart Woods
The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
The Vinyl Café Celebrates by Stuart McLean
Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough by Anna Crowley Redding
Ducks Overboard! A True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans by Markus Motum
Blob by Anne Appert
Animal Architects by Amy Cherrix, illustrated by Chris Sasaki
A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi by James Yang