Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Feb 11

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Feb 11
True Brit - Beatrice, 1940 (Far and Away) 
by Rosemary Zibart, illustrated by George Lawrence 

In 1940, Beatrice Sims, a spoiled English girl arrives in Santa Fe to escape the war in London. At first the twelve-year-old hates the dusty little town. But soon Beatrice makes friends with goofy Arabella, develops a crush on handsome Esteban and aids Ana, a shy Indian girl. First accused of being faceta -stuck up, Beatrice learns to change tires, ride wild ponies and helps the public health nurse, Clementine Pope, rescue a sick baby on an Indian pueblo.

Beatrice, 1940 was inspired by accounts of children who were sent to Santa Fe and elsewhere in the United States to escape the war in Europe. The book is the first of a series titled Far and Away, which features young people displaced and relocated between 1939 - 1945

Honors: 2011 London Book Festival Honorable Mention; 2012 Gold Award Winner, Historical Fiction; Mom's Choice Awards®; 2012 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards, Winner for Historical Fiction; 2013 Nautilus Book Awards, Silver Award for Midgrade/Young Adult Fiction.

Category: Historical Fiction

The Hummingbird Garden 
by Evelyn Schwarz, illustrated by Kitty Quinn 

Six-year-old Alexis and her parents have just moved from an apartment in the city to a home in the suburbs. While lying in the grass in her new backyard, Alexis is startled by a tiny flash of color darting by, heading for her neighbor’s yard. Peeking through a hole in the fence, she sees a wondrous sight. Her new neighbor’s backyard is filled with hundreds of beautiful flowers, and there are colorful glass balls hanging from some of the trees. But the most magical sight of all are the tiny, jewel-like birds flashing by, hovering in midair, and even flying backward!

This delightfully illustrated book will bring the world of hummingbirds to life as Alexis learns a valuable lesson about what sharing can accomplish.

Honors: Reader's Choice Book Award, Silver Medal.

Category: Children's Book

Mud on your Face 
by Rachel McGrath, illustrated by Mario Tereso

Gus is a seven-year-old boy who comes from a very large family with eight brothers and sisters.

Sometimes Gus feels left out, picked on, or even forgotten by his family. He wonders what life might be like if he had no brothers or sisters, and if he was an only child.

On a family camping trip Gus finds himself lost in the woods, left behind by his family. A different adventure takes place for Gus with a strange new friend. Be careful what you wish for….

This is a fun adventure book filled with fun illustrations, aimed towards seven to eleven year old children, helping them to foster and learn the value of strong family relationships.

Honors: Reader's Favorite Five Stars; Nominee - Children's Fiction - Reader's Favorite Book Awards.

Category: Children's Book

Ted Saves the World
by Bryan Cohen  

Murderous thugs. A possessed cheerleader. Good thing this nerd has superpowers.

Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager, until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams. After an unintended public display of his powers, he's become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.

Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.

When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she really is and the dangerous mission they must face. But when their school comes under attack, Ted and Erica must use everything at their disposal to save their friends, the town and... well, the world.

Category: Teen & Young Adult > Horror

Volition
by Lee Strauss 

Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody. They're in love.

Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has only begun.

Category: Science Fiction

We trust that your readers will enjoy our hand-picked selection.

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