Adopt-a-Book

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The Charles County Public Library Adopt-a-Book program is a wonderful way for the Charles County community to engage with the library’s collections. By adopting a book, you contribute to the library’s collection, allowing us to make meaningful and important works available on our shelves.

When you adopt a book, you receive a bookplate in the adopted book and a recognition on our website, memorializing your contribution. When the book has reached the end of its life cycle in the library, adopters will also be given a chance to buy the book before it is sold during a Library sponsored book sale.

If you would like to adopt a book in honor of or in memory of someone, please indicate this during your adoption. All Adopt-a-Book donations are tax-deductible. Donors will receive a gift acknowledgment and tax receipt from Charles County Public Library.

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December Adopt-a-Book Titles

A few favorites of 2018.  2018 has been a great year for books, but where did the time go?  Looking back on what’s been published this year, this list features selected staff picks for popular and noteworthy titles of 2018.

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The Dreamers by: Yuyi Morales

An autobiographical picture book, Dreamers is the gorgeously illustrated story of Morales’ move to the United States from Mexico in the mid-1990s.

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The Parker Inheritance By: Varian Johnson

A smart mystery in the tradition of The Westing Game, follow Candice and Brandon as they spend the summer pursuing clues, solving puzzles, and unearthing family secrets.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker By: Jen Wang

Frances, a dressmaker pursuing dreams of success and recognition, is given the opportunity to design dresses for royalty. This charming graphic novel follows an exploration of gender identity through a story of friendship and romance.

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My Sister, the Serial Killer By: Oyinkan Braithwaite

This satirical novel set in Nigeria follows the trials of Korede as she cleans up (both figuratively and very literally) after her more popular sister, who just so happens to be a serial killer. A quick page turner for fans of crime fiction and deadpan humor.

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The President is Missing by: Bill Clinton and James Patterson

In this unique collaboration, terrorists are threatening to unleash a computer virus that will erase every web-connected device and bring the United States to its knees.  Only Jonathan Duncan, current U.S. President, has what it takes to save the country in time.

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The Woman in the Window by: A.J. Finn

In this psychological thriller reminiscent of the classic film Rear Window, Anna Fox is thrust into a world full of secrets and danger.  Where can she turn when she can’t trust anyone, even herself?

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The Great Alone by: Kristin Hannah

This emotional book follows the Allbright family as they move to a remote corner of Alaska, hoping that the peaceful setting will help Ernt Allbright recover from his PTSD.  However, as the days grow shorter and Winter settles in things begin to turn for the worse.

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Girl, Wash Your Face by: Rachel Hollis

Founder of The Chic Site, Rachel Hollis shares her experiences and offers advice for women to help them overcome their limitations and pursue their goals.

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An American Marriage by: Tayari Jones

This novel, selected for Oprah’s book club, is a love story and an indictment of the injustices present in the criminal justice system.

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The Outsider by: Stephen King

Stephen King continues his tradition of creating powerful, well-plotted, horror in his most recent novel.  The disturbing death of a young boy leads to a quick arrest, but as the investigation continues the answers it uncovers are highly disturbing.

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Hey, Kiddo by: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

This graphic memoir chronicles the author’s childhood as he is raised by his grandparents and learns how to cope with his mother’s addiction and missing father.

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There There by: Tommy Orange

Centered on twelve people attending the Big Oakland Powwow, There There considers what it means to be Native American and grapples with many of the challenges which impact the community today.

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Educated: A Memoir by: Tara Westover

The author shares her experiences growing up in a survivalist family and how she came to leave her home to pursue an education and experience the world.

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The Female Persuasion by: Meg Wolitzer

Following the character of Greer Kadetsky as she pursues feminist activism, this novel discusses the differences between second wave feminism and the more modern third and fourth waves while attempting to bridge the gap between generations.

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November Adopt-a-Book Titles

November 2018: Winter is Coming.  Adopt a book from our selection of titles featuring fantasy and adventure guaranteed to keep readers warm even in the coldest of months.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders Vol. 1 by: Hirohiko Araki

A series that lives up to its name; this story arc features the third eponymous JoJo as he and his comrades journey to Egypt to confront the evil vampire Dio. Along the way they’ll battle an assortment of unusual villains using their wits and the supernatural abilities of their Stands.

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Foundryside By Robert Jackson Bennett

A clever thief, a talking key, and a unique system of magic combine to make this an exciting fantasy adventure and a promising start to a new fantasy series.

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City of Lies By Sam Hawke

After the chancellor of their city-state is assassinated with a deadly poison, Jovan and his sister Kalina must work together to protect his heir and save their homeland.

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The Black God’s Drums By P. Djèlí Clark

A steampunk fantasy set in an alternate history New Orleans, this novella is sure to delight fans of airships, sky pirates, and New Orleans culture.

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Bloody Rose By Nicholas Eames

In a world where mercenary bands enjoy a status akin to rock bands, the young bard Tam Hashford joins the band Fable on what is supposed to be their final quest. By the end of it she should have some excellent tales to tell…if she can survive the trip.

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Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew Written by Grace Ellis Illustrated by Shae Beagle and Kate Leth

The first volume in a new series written by Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis. In a world full of magic and supernatural beings, Julie and her girlfriend Selena work together to help their friend Chet, a centaur suffering from the effects of a spell cast by a malicious magician.

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Rose By Meredith Finch

Rose learns of her destiny to become a Guardian, magical champions of peace and justice who fight alongside their mythical partner Khats, and sets out to defeat the evil queen who has conquered the land. A great choice for lovers of sword and sorcery and/or large felines.

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His Dark Materials By Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman’s well known trilogy is collected here in a single volume.

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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition By Ursula K. Le Guin

The classic Earthsea series collected in a single, beautifully illustrated, volume.

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The Adventure Zone: Here there be Gerblins Written By Clint McElroy et al. Illustrated By Carey Pietsch

This graphic novel based on the D&D podcast of the same name features the lovable antics of the McElroy family as they attempt to survive their first tabletop adventure. The family that quests together, stays together.

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Spinning Silver By Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’s newest fairy tale, inspired by the classic Rumpelstiltskin, follows Miryem, the daughter of a village money lender with a talent for turning silver into gold.

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The Black Tides of Heaven By Jy Yang

While his twin sister can see visions of the future, Akeha can see the problems of the present. Realizing that he won’t be able to change things from within, Akeha leaves his home and joins a group of rebels, drawing ever further from his sister.

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The Sisters of the Winter Wood By Rena Rossner

A modern Jewish fairy tale, The Sisters of the Winter Wood combines verse and prose to create distinct voices for the sisters Liba and Laya.

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Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds By Brandon Sanderson

Hired to retrieve a stolen camera capable of taking pictures of the past, Stephen must
learn to cope with his increasingly overcrowded mind as alternate personalities develop each time Stephen learns a new skill or ability.

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The Fall of Gondolin By J.R.R. Tolkien

Pieced together from Tolkien’s original writings, this story covers an earlier period in Middle Earth’s history and fills out more of Tolkien’s detailed mythology.

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October Adopt-a-Book Titles

VOX Books! Part picture book, part audio-book, all great fun.  VOX books combine beautiful picture books with fun and dynamic audio recordings that help engage children with reading.  Enjoy and please help support our new collection of Vox Books, coming soon to the Charles County Public Library.

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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by: Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger is fed up with wearing suits and acting proper.

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Claymates by: Dev Petty

Two balls of clay try out some different shapes and become friends in the process.

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Hug Machine by: Scott Campbell

A young child shares the gift of hugging with everyone.

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Jabari Jumps by: Gaia Cornwall

Jabari learns how to overcome fear as he attempts to jump off the diving board for the first time.

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by: Doreen Cronin

Awarded a 2001 Caldecott Honor, farm animals utilize a typewriter to demand better living conditions from their farmer.

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Read the Book, Lemmings! by: Ame Dyckman

A trio of lemmings is taught to read by a helpful fox.

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The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants by: Eric Litwin

The creator of Pete the Cat shares the joys of dancing and polka dots.

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In the Middle of Fall by: Kevin Henkes

This book depicts the beauty of the fall season and encourages children to see the beauty of the world around them.

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by: Dan Santat

Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal, Beekle is an imaginary friend in search of a child.

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