Check out what’s new for youth at the li­brary

The fol­low­ing books for youth have been added to Peters­burg Li­brary shelves:

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LOCAL - Janet A. Sul­li­van, Youth Ser­vices co­or­di­na­tor for the Peters­burg Pub­lic Li­brary Sys­tem, will con­trib­ute a once-monthly book re­view col­umn for the Progress-In­dex. Her col­umn will fo­cus on the new­est books for chil­dren and youth adults at the li­brary. By Ja

Pic­ture Books

"If You Ever Want to Bring a Pi­rate to Meet Santa, DON’T!" - Writ­ten and il­lus­trated by Elise Pars­ley

Lit­tle Mag­no­lia is told by her dad that she is go­ing to meet Santa, and he means in the tra­di­tional sense, with a white beard and dressed in a red suit. Santa also has a bag of trea­sure. Some­how, Mag­no­lia meets up with a pi­rate with a white beard and wear­ing a red suit. The pi­rate is also car­ry­ing a bag of trea­sure. Mag­no­lia’s dad tries to tell her that pi­rates are on the “naughty list” how­ever, Mag­no­lia in­sists on play­ing along with the pi­rate as they wait their turn to see Santa. Pi­rate mis­chief and may­hem en­sues full of snarls and ex­cla­ma­tions of “Yarg!” Mag­no­lia be­gins to see the er­ror of her ways in be­friend­ing the pi­rate. Will she be able to con­vince the pi­rate to change his scurvy ways? "Con­struc­tion Site on

Christ­mas Night" - writ­ten by Sherri Duskey Rinker and il­lus­trated by Ag Ford

The con­struc­tion site is busy on Christ­mas Eve as the crew of dump trucks, cranes, and earth movers gather to com­plete a very spe­cial project for their friends. A win­ter storm blows in and the busy crew plows on through the snow and wind and ice in order to fin­ish in time. Each crew mem­ber re­ceives mys­tery gifts ap­pro­pri­ate to their task as they com­plete their mis­sion. With mid­night fast ap­proach­ing, the crane tops off the build­ing with a lovely star. Shiny new fire en­gines and res­cue ve­hi­cles fast ap­proach the sturdy build­ing to claim their new home just in time for Christ­mas.

Ju­ve­nile

"Max Ein­stein: The Ge­nius Ex­per­i­ment" - writ­ten by James Pat­ter­son and Chris Graben­stein

Max Ein­stein is your typ­i­cal 12-year-old girl who at­tends col­lege every day, plays speed chess. Max also builds in­ven­tions to help the home­less and en­joys talk­ing to Al­bert Ein­stein. A mys­te­ri­ous or­ga­ni­za­tion called the Change Mak­ers In­sti­tute (CMI) re­cruits Max to cre­ate ways to bring power to those in need. While at CMI, Max meets oth­ers from all over the world that are just like her in be­ing young, bril­liant, and driven. Max soon learns that other or­ga­ni­za­tions ex­ist that may not want to see these young peo­ple suc­ceed in rid­ding the world of pol­lu­tion, hunger, dis­ease, and home­less­ness. Join Max Ein­stein as she en­deav­ors to build a bet­ter world for ev­ery­one.

Young Adult

"The Belles" - writ­ten by Dhonielle Clay­ton

Camel­lia Beau­re­gard is a Belle who lives in the Or­léans ar­chi­pel­ago, and she is about to make her de­but. She hopes to be cho­sen by the Queen of Or­léans as her fa­vorite, en­ti­tling her to live in the royal palace serv­ing the royal fam­ily and its court. Camel­lia wants most to be rec­og­nized as the most tal­ented Belle, be­liev­ing all she has been told about the royal fam­ily, the palace, but es­pe­cially be­liev­ing what it means to be a Belle. When Camel­lia is ap­proached by the queen her­self ask­ing her to risk her own life for that of the princess, she must choose between the de­mands of the queen or to de­fend her way of life and that of her sis­ter Belles.

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