Bonus Borrows for Teens and Adults!

Tired of watching or listening to children’s Bonus Borrows on hoopla? There are many Bonus Borrows titles for teens and adults as well! Maybe you want to relive some classics from your childhood. Go down the rabbit hole with Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, fly to Neverland in J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, follow the yellow brick road to L. Frank Baum’s Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, or join a wonderful horse on his journey through life in Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty.

For more mature classics, listen to the audiobook version of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. Enjoy the sounds of Shakespeare in some of his plays, including Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and more. Solve mysteries with Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet or with Hercule Poirot in one of Agatha Christie’s classics, such as her short story, The Veiled Lady.

Teens may be interested in the Comics collection of Bonus Borrows. For those who enjoyed Netflix’s Stranger Things or The Witcher series, check out Stranger Things: Zombie Boys by Grag Pak or The Witcher Vol. 2: Fox Children by Paul Tobin. If you want to “live and let die,” check out this James Bond graphic novel. For those feeling Moonstruck, check out this 1st volume about a werewolf and her new girlfriend.

For adult fiction Bonus Borrows, Charlaine Harris has A Bone to Pick about the unexpected death of an elderly member of the recently disbanded Real Murders club. Find out what happens when Florence Green opens up a bookshop in Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel, The Bookshop. Look on the bright side of life, and death, in Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins by Katarina Bivald.

Browse through hundreds more titles in hoopla’s full Bonus Borrows collection before May 31!


Doctor Who, Dracula, and More! New Graphic Novels in the Abbot Public Library E-Collections

There are several new and upcoming graphic novel releases this Spring! Just released is Joe Harris’ Vampirella vs. Dracula, a time-tossed epic of love, hate, death, and damnation. Also out is Richard Marazano’s SAM, Volume 4. With the help of their robot ally SAM, Ian, and his friends hope to reach the command centre of the machines who have hunted and killed almost all of mankind. For fans of Chuck Palahnuik’s 1996 novel Fight Club, the author has brought us a sequel to his 2016 graphic novel, Fight Flub 2, with Fight Club 3. describes it as “everything that a sequel to a sequel should be. It elevates the dark themes of the novel and the first graphic novel to the next illogical, insanely violent step.”

Doctor Who fans will be pleased with the release of Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor, Year Two as the Weeping Angels are trying to break into the TARDIS! Autons are ready to attack the streets of 1969 London. Now, Ten and Thirteen must risk a deadly paradox in order to stop the Earth from becoming an alien battleground! Another new release is Ryan Parott’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Volume 11. Fans will get answers—and more shocking secrets—about what happened to the team after they defeated Lord Drakkon. In Issue 5 of Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, Adler has vanished, Mycroft has closed the case, and Sherlock is left feeling empty and deflated. While the others celebrate Christmas, Sherlock struggles with unanswered questions. 

Two stunning nonfiction graphic novels that have just been released are Scott Chantler’s Bix and Ashley Molesso’s The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History & Handbook. Told in beautiful illustrations, Bix explores the rapid rise and tragic fall of 1920s legendary jazz soloist Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke, one of the most innovative soloists next to Louis Armstrong. The Gay Agenda is a joyful celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s development, history, and culture that is packed with facts, trivia, timelines, charts, and 100 full-color illustrations. This book is perfect for older generations, younger generations, and is a helpful introduction for those learning more about the community.

Upcoming releases over the next few weeks include:

Archie vs. Predator II by Alex de Campi
A Gift for a Ghost by Borja Gonzalez
Kairos: Book 1 by Ulysse Malassagne
We Served the People by Emei Burell
Fire on the Water by Scott MacGregor
My Brother’s Husband, Volumes 1 & 2 by Gengoroh Tagame
Lady of the Shadows: The Dark Tower: the Drawing of the Three Series, Book 1 by Stephen King
Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards by Bong Joon Ho
The Sword Daughter, Volume 3: Elsbeth of the Island by Brian Wood
The Stringbags by Garth Ennis
Be More Wonder Woman: Fearless Thinking from a Warrior Princess by Cheryl Rickman