Polly and Her Duck Costume
By Leanne Lauricella
DBC 11572, Available as BARD Download
Polly, a goat who is blind, feels happiest when she’s wrapped in something warm and fuzzy -- like an adorable duck costume. But when she makes a new friend, she discovers another way to feel loved. For preschool to grade 2. 2017.
Polly and Her Duck Costume
Rotten to the Core: An Orchard Mystery
By Sheila Connolly
DBC 3911, LT 10453, Available as BARD Download
When the poisoned body of a young man is found in her small orchard, Meg Corey is amazed to discover that she's the prime suspect. 2009.
Scribe: My Life in Sports
By Bob Ryan
DBC 3895, BR 20647, Available as BARD Download
After forty-five years of covering sports in one of America's most sports-loving cities, Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan recalls his journalism career. 2014.
Sight Reading: A Novel
By Daphne Kalotay
DBC 11409, LT 15632, Available as BARD Download
Three lives crisscross, diverge, and ultimately interlace in this sweeping, lyrical novel that follows a gifted violinist, a famous composer, and his fragile, beautiful first wife from 1987 to 2007, from Europe to America, through conservatory life and into the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 2014.
Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor
By James J. O’Connell
DBC 11429, Available as BARD Download
A physician who tends to the health care needs of Boston's homeless writes about his work and his patients in this collection of short stories. 2015.
A Time to Dance
By Padma Venkatraman
DBC 4026, Available as BARD Download
When she loses part of her leg in an accident, a gifted young dancer learns a new way to perform in this inspirational novel written in free verse. For junior and senior high. 2015.
A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
By Dean Koontz
DB 70393, BR 18728, Available as BARD download
Recalls ways that Trixie, a three-year-old golden retriever and former service dog for Canine Companions for Independence, inspired the lives of bestselling novelist Dean Koontz and his wife, Gerda. Details fond and poignant memories of Trixie's short but full life. 2009.
A Dog's Purpose
By W. Bruce Cameron
DB 72218, BR 19261, Available as BARD download
Through four lifetimes a dog finds his reason for being. His first experience is as a feral puppy. Reincarnated as a golden retriever, he bonds with an eight-year-old named Ethan. After returning to life as a K-9 unit German shepherd, his final journey reunites him with an aged Ethan. 2010.
By George Orwell
DB 38959, BR 13456, Available as BARD download
An allegorical political satire of communism in which the animals on a farm overthrow their master and live a utopian life until the intelligent pigs take over and one establishes himself as dictator. 1945.