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Chrisman Public Library welcomes short reviews of books that we have here on our shelves. If you enjoyed a particular book, probably someone else will too!
Sadly, we haven’t gotten many, so I’ll give you my opinion of a new book series by Randy Wayne White. These books are written especially for younger readers, but they don’t lose anything because of that. The series is Sharks, Inc. and, so far, there are three books: Fins, Stingers, and Crocs. The books feature Doc Ford, a marine biologist and his three helpers: Luke, Meribel and Sabina.
The kids are spending their summer tagging fish for Dr. Ford’s research. They are supposed to keep their boat within the bay and in sight of the lab. Right.
I don’t what to give away the plot for any of the books, but there are poachers, smugglers, pirates, and venomous wildlife.
These books are very interesting for me (an adult) and I believe that kids would love them too. They have very interesting story lines, but also short chapters for the kids. They are good and I would recommend them to anybody!

NEW FICTION
Three short novels—Wendell Berry
The power of one—Bryce Courtenay
Wishing on buttercups—Miralee Ferrell
Harvest home: American settlers gather the harvest in 4 inspiring novellas
The lost girls of Paris—Pam Jenoff
Forever and a day: Mixed Messages by Linda Lael Miller and Low Country Hero by Lee Tobin McClain
The sanatorium—Sarah Pearse
The bonesetter’s daughter—Amy Tan
Brooklyn—Colm Toibin
Song of the Silk Road—Mingmei Yip

NEW MYSTERIES
Two down—Nero Blanc
The Romanov ransom—Clive Cussler
The island—Heather Graham

NEW WESTERNS
Ghost Hollow Ranch—D.B. Pulliam
A killing in gold—Ralph W. Cotton
A Texas hill country Christmas—William W. Johnstone

NEW NONFICTION
Jesus calling for Christmas—Sarah Young
Devotions from the garden: finding peace and rest from your hurried life—Miriam Drennan
Big Bucks!–Kenneth Blanchard
Body by God: the owner’s manual for maximized living—Ben Lerner
The 4-hour workweek: escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich—Timothy Ferriss
Disguised: a wartime memoir—Rita la Fontaine de Clercq Zubli
The other Tudors: Henry VIII’s mistresses and bastards

NEW DVDs
Death Race : Inferno—rated R
Friends, the complete first season—NR
Grey’s Anatomy, the complete second season—NR
Hairspray—PG
Horrible bosses—R
The last song—PG

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