Do You Believe in Groovicorns? - by Ltd. Make Believe Ideas (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 12Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous StoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Harpercollins Christian PubAuthor: Ltd. Make Believe IdeasAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book On board pages with die-cut and sequins. Book Synopsis A tactile, touch-and-feel book with color-changing sequins! Everyone loves unicorns, but the groovicorns are even more fun!This unique touch-and-feel book, with a funny rhyme that explains why groovicorns are better than unicorns, is perfect for young children.Innovative two-way sequin touches feature on every spread. Children will love watching the colors change as they interact with the book.This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading!
Peppa Pig School Play L1 01/02/2018 - by Meredith Rusu
Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .2 Inch (D)Weight: .15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Performing ArtsFormat: Mixed Media ProductPublisher: Scholastic Inc.Author: Meredith RusuAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Peppa Pig's class is putting on a school play! Peppa stars as Little Red Riding Hood and Danny Dog is the Big Bad Wolf. Will all of the children remember their lines and make the play a success? Includes stickers. Full color. 6 x 9. Consumable. Book Synopsis Peppa Pig plays the part of Little Red Riding Hood in her school play! This Level 1 reader includes a sheet of stickers. Based on the hit TV show, as seen on Nick Jr.Peppa Pig's class is putting on a school play! Peppa stars as Little Red Riding Hood and Danny Dog is the Big Bad Wolf. Pedro Pony is the hunter -- but he's very shy. Will all of the children remember their lines and make the play a big success? Find out in this Level 1 reader with stickers!Based on the hit television show, as seen on Nick Jr.
Just His Luck - (Sterling's Montana) by B. J. Daniels (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Romance, Small Town & RuralSeries Title: Sterling's MontanaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: B. J. DanielsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Western, ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book When a car containing the remains of a girl missing for ten years is dredged from a pond, newly appointed sheriff Lizzy Conners must investigate every single lead, even those that point to Shade, the girl's former boyfriend--and Lizzy's latest romance. She knows Shade can't be guilty. Now if she can only prove it, both to the town out for justice and to herself. Book Synopsis He thought the past was finally behind him Shade Sterling has carried a torch for Lizzy Conners since senior year of high school. But the timing never felt right for them, especially since his ex-girlfriend, Ariel, disappeared without a trace years ago. Now, with their ten-year class reunion approaching, Shade is tired of waiting. Determined to move on with his life and take a chance with Lizzy, he's all in...until a car is dredged up from a local pond and Ariel's remains are found inside. As the newly appointed sheriff, Lizzy must investigate every single lead--including the ones that point right to Shade. She knows she can't let her heart get in the way of an investigation, but she can't accept that Shade is guilty. Now if she can only prove it--both to the town out for justice and to herself. Review Quotes Daniels keeps readers baffled with a taut plot and ample red herrings, expertly weaving in the threads of the next story in the series as she introduces a strong group of primary and secondary characters. -Publishers Weekly on Stroke of Luck With a surprising villain, a mystery full of twists and turns and engaging characters, Renegade's Pride is an addictive page-turner. -BookPage B.J. Daniels has made Cowboy's Legacy quite a nail-biting, page-turner of a story. Guaranteed to keep you on your toes.-Fresh Fiction
A Crazy Day With Cobras (Reprint) (Paperback) by Mary Pope Osborne
Dimensions (Overall): 7.69 Inches (H) x 5.24 Inches (W) x .33 Inches (D)Weight: .23 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Readers / Chapter Books, General, Historical / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Action + Adventure / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Mary Pope OsborneAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The fan-favorite chapter-book series sends Jack and Annie back to India more than 400 years ago to search for a rare and precious emerald. Once there, they discover an amazing and exotic world filled with great danger. Includes stickers. Illustrations. Consumable. Book Synopsis The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Merlin's beloved penguin, Penny, has been put under a spell! To save her, Jack and Annie must find a rare and precious emerald. When the magic tree house whisks them back to India over four hundred years ago to search for the jewel, they discover an amazing and exotic world filled with great danger. Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #45, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #17: A Crazy Day with Cobras. Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com! About The Author MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce. SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.
Ryan's Road Trip - by Ryan Kaji (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .44 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: People & PlacesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon SpotlightAuthor: Ryan KajiAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Join Ryan of the hit YouTube channel Ryan's World and Ryan's Mystery Playdate on Nickelodeon on a cross-country road trip! This 8x8 storybook includes fun facts about all fifty states and comes with a double-sided poster! Ryan is exploring the United States of America! Readers will learn hundreds of new things about the fifty states and the nation's capital. They can even follow along on Ryan's adventures using the double-sided poster featuring a map of the United States! TM & (c) 2020 RTR Production, LLC, RFR Entertainment, Inc. and Remka, Inc., and PocketWatch, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Hello Stranger - (The Ravenels) by Lisa Kleypas (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 391Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: The RavenelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Lisa KleypasAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "New York Times"-bestselling author Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her. Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her A woman who defies her timeDr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every rule As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known. From the Back Cover New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist herA woman who defies her timeDr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every ruleAs a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known. Review Quotes "A love story to savor. Another winner in Kleypas' Ravenels series, with elegant prose, a fascinating heroine, and a Victorian London constructed with compelling historical detail."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Kleypas' elegant, assured prose and attentive characterization adorn every page of Hello Stranger. This is a fabulous love story with a perfectly matched pair at its heart."--BookPage "Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger are the outstanding literary hallmarks of the latest splendid addition to Kleypas' Ravenels series."--Booklist "Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry."--Library Journal (starred review) "Kleypas will continue to win readers' hearts in book four of the Ravenels [...] Kleypas makes you feel every intense moment; each heated kiss and all the thrilling action as you race to the perfect ending. There is nothing quite like a Kleypas romance."--RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Hardcover) by Jeff Kinney
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.6 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous StoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Harry N. AbramsAuthor: Jeff KinneyAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. About The Author Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and six-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story. Book Synopsis The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his "creative side." As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?
Absolute Power (Paperback) by David Baldacci
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.35 Inches (W) x 1.19 Inches (D)Weight: .78 PoundsNumber of Pages: 678Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Literary, GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VisionAuthor: David BaldacciAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The blockbuster thriller that introduced Baldacci to the world is now available in a tall Premium Edition. A first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels and won't let go until they've finished this enthralling yarn.--"Publishers Weekly." Reissue. Book Synopsis When burglar Luther Whitney breaks into a Virginia mansion, he witnesses a brutal crime involving the president -- a man who believes he can get away with anything -- and now, Luther may be the only one who can stop him in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginia countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a two-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but in all he holds dear. What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world -- the President of the United States. Review Quotes A grabber...a superior thriller.--Houston Chronicle Baldacci brings an insider's savvy to his tale.--New York Times Book Review Baldacci excels at creating really good guys and putting them at risk.--Newsday First-rate.--People Plenty of danger and surprises...characters are complex and unpredictable enough to be interesting.--San Jose Mercury News Relentlessly entertaining.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution About The Author DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
Five Little Monkeys : A Sing Along Counting Book - by Tiger Tales (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 1.05 PoundsNumber of Pages: 10Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Nursery RhymesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Tiger TalesAuthor: Tiger TalesAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English
Hot Winter Nights - Reissue (Heartbreaker Bay) by Jill Shalvis (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .39 PoundsNumber of Pages: 375Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Heartbreaker BayFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Jill ShalvisAge Range: AdultBook theme: Holiday, ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book "New York Times"-bestselling author Shalvis delivers a sexy, unforgettable holiday story that proves sometimes it's so much better to be naughty than nice. Book Synopsis Who needs mistletoe?Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that--but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas. Review Quotes "Shalvis knows just how to lend her merry cast of characters that extra pinch of Christmas cheer, and she's knocked it out of the park again with this delightful holiday read."--Entertainment Weekly "Shalvis's sixth Heartbreaker Bay book spices up Christmas with a hint of humor, a dash of suspense, and a whole lot of naughty fun under the mistletoe. The characters come alive in this lighthearted, fun story written for cold winter nights."--Publishers Weekly "A wonderful addition to an enjoyable series."--Fresh Fiction "When you pick up a Jill Shalvis book, you know that there will be an entertaining plot, a couple that spar as the sparks fly, along with some scenes that will have you laughing out loud. Her latest doesn't disappoint."--Romance Reviews Today
Daniel Goes to the Potty by Maggie Testa (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 14Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Health + Daily Living / Toilet TrainingFormat: Board BookPublisher: Simon SpotlightAuthor: Maggie TestaAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book In this adaptation of a popular episode, Daniel learns that there are bathrooms in lots of places in the neighborhood. This adorable book, with a button for kids to press to make the potty's "flush" sound, is sure to be a hit with Daniel Tiger's youngest fans. Full color. Book Synopsis A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood! A perfect new potty-training book for Daniel Tiger fans--push the button and hear the potty flush! Daniel and his dad are at Music Man Stan's music shop when Daniel has to go to the potty. Will he have to wait until he gets home to use the bathroom? In this adaptation of a popular episode, Daniel learns that there are bathrooms in lots of places and that he can use the bathroom in the shop or anywhere else in the neighborhood. So remember: when you have to go potty, stop and go right away! This adorable book, with a button for kids to press to make the potty's "flush" sound, is sure to be a hit with Daniel Tiger's youngest fans! (c) 2014 The Fred Rogers Company.
Future of the Time Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #15) Volume 15 - by Tracey West (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)Weight: .25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Fantasy & MagicSeries Title: Dragon MastersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scholastic Inc.Author: Tracey WestAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The dark wizard Maldred has trapped dragon master Eko as well as wizards who have opposed him, all of them frozen in time and space inside a wall in his hideout; so Drake and Worm set out to seek the help of the Time Dragon--but when a imp named Beezel interferes Drake ends up back in his own past, and he must find a way to get back to the present. Book Synopsis Drake travels back in time to save a Dragon Master!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Eko is in trouble! The dark wizard Maldred has trapped her with a powerful spell. To free her, Drake and Rori must find the Time Dragon. But a sneaky imp sends Drake traveling back in time! Will Drake be able to save Eko... or will he be stuck in the past forever? Review Quotes A New York Times bestselling series!Praise for Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1): In this first of the Dragon Masters series, vocabularly is accessible; sentences, paragraphs, and chapters are short; and dialogue moves the story along rapidly. Black-and-white sketch-type drawings add depth to the story and feelings to the characters (both children and dragons). Emergent readers will find happy success here. -- BooklistThe first of a new series of early chapter books, this entry is sure to attract fans. Brief chapters, large print, lots of action, attractive illustrations in every spread including a maplike panorama, an enviable protagonist -- who wouldn't want to be a Dragon Master? -- all combine to make an entertaining read. With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after. - Kirkus ReviewsEach page features wonderfully detailed pencil illustrations which help to support the text. -- Library Media ConnectionPraise for BRANCHES books: These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections. -- School Library JournalA nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books. -- Booklist About The Author Tracey West has written more than 300 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series, the Pixie Tricks series, and the Hiro's Quest series. She has also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list as author of the Pokémon chapter book adaptations. Tracey lives with her family in New York State's western Catskills. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @TraceyWestBooks and on Facebook at @AuthorTraceyWest.Daniel Griffo lives in Argentina. As a freelance illustrator, Daniel has worked for many large companies, including Warner, DC, and Disney. His portfolio includes: traditional and digital images, storyboards, comic-book art, inks, lettering, character development, and 3D models.
The Guilty (Paperback) - by David Baldacci
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VisionAuthor: David BaldacciAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Grand Central Publishing in November 2015. Book Synopsis After failing a critical assignment overseas, Will Robie must investigate a murder accusation against his father--but to save him, he'll have to face a violent and deadly fallout in this New York Times bestselling thriller. Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty? With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his cartnear was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them. Review Quotes "A fast-moving thriller that will force readers into that "zone," where you don't want to put the book down....Whether you are a diehard fan or a newcomer to his work, you will not be disappointed in The Guilty."--BookReporter "A first-class thriller...David Baldacci's four bestselling novels about government assassin Will Robie have straddled that line of edgy, high-concept suspense, augmented with a bit of the political thriller, and deep character studies. In The Guilty, Baldacci takes a different tack with a more personal, but just as thrilling tale about Will's past, giving compelling insight about how he became a man so willing to kill for his country."--Sun-Sentinel (FL) "Another tremendous entry in the best-selling thrillermaster's increasingly impressive resume...it is the relationships that truly stand out. Among the most noteworthy is the rapport between Robie and Reel, with the professional and personal trust and respect that the two share for one another - having risked it all for each other several times before - feeling believable and compelling, not to mention being the source of a fair amount of witty banter. The tense dynamic between Robie and his father is palpable as well, and their shifting relationship - and how they both deal with the wounds of the past - is one of the book's highlights...A labyrinthine journey full of dead ends and surprising turns, with new reveals doled out at regular intervals as the story builds to its shocking conclusion, a spectacular double-twist climax that will leave even the most jaded thriller readers impressed." --The Strand Magazine "Baldacci fans will not be disappointed. The action is slam-bang with his trademarked twist. Once past the climax, you'll find yourself flipping back and rereading to find the clues the author has sprinkled throughout."--Florida Times-Union "David Baldacci has never been better than in THE GUILTY. His latest to feature conflicted assassin extraordinaire Will Robie takes the character - and series - to new heights....A stunning success from one of America's great literary talents."--Providence Sunday Journal "It's indisputable that Baldacci's handling of action just gets better and better....the action in small-town Texas will end up rivaling anything Robie has encountered in his long years of serving his government."--NJ.com "The story sings...Baldacci is a gifted storyteller, and he knows how to keep the pages turning." --Associated Press About The Author DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
Princess Ponies Unicorn Adventure 04/30/2014 Juvenile Fiction - by Chloe Ryder
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: NaGenre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Fantasy & MagicSeries Title: Princess PoniesFormat: Mixed Media ProductPublisher: MacmillanAuthor: Chloe RyderAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book To save the enchanted island of Chevalia, Pippa and her best friend, a talking pony princess named Stardust, search for the missing magic horseshoes in the haunted Cloud Forest, where they encounter singing unicorns. Includes a collectible charm. Book Synopsis Enter a land of magical ponies in this chapter book series that features illustrations throughout and comes with a collectible charm! On an enchanted island far, far away, princess ponies can talk and play. Eight golden horseshoes give the ponies their magic, but when the shoes go missing from the castle, only a true pony lover can save the princesses and their home. When the second youngest Princess Pony, Honey, enters the forbidden Cloud Forest, Pippa and Princess Stardust know they must follow her. They find out Honey's secret-a new unicorn friend! And when the unicorn mentions a magical tree in the middle of the forest, Pippa thinks there might be a golden horseshoe there. Are Pippa and Princess Stardust brave enough to face the fire-breathing dragonflies and other scary creatures of the Cloud Forest? Brought to life with illustrations, this story also comes with a collectible charm! Don't miss all of the books in the Princess Ponies series: A Magical FriendA Dream Come TrueThe Special SecretA Unicorn Adventure!An Amazing RescueBest Friends Forever!A Special SurpriseA Singing Star About The Author CHLOE RYDER lives on a farm for thoroughbred and rescue horses. When she's not caring for the horses, she rides them across the hills surrounding her house. Chloe is one of very few to know the true location of magical island Chevalia. She is also the alter ego of Julie Sykes, award-winning author of over 60 books for children. Chloe lives in England with her family and their pet wolf.
Past Tense - (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Jack ReacherFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Lee ChildAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour ... The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders: was he ever there in the first place?"-- Book Synopsis #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from "a superb craftsman of suspense" (Entertainment Weekly). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning, in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He's always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly. Praise for Past Tense "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) Review Quotes "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) "Cerebral . . . One doesn't want Mr. Child's storytelling to end. . . . Get your copy soon before Past Tense sells out. Then enjoy the ride."--New York Journal of Books "The way everything winds up for all the participants shows a satisfying generosity of storytelling spirit."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels "There's a reason Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre."--Associated Press "This series [is] utterly addictive."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of."--Ken Follett About The Author Lee Child is the author of twenty-three New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with fourteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. All his novels have been optioned for major motion pictures--including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.
Hide & Shriek! (Vampirina) - by Megan Roth (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 12Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Media Tie-InSeries Title: VampirinaFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Printers Row Pub GroupAuthor: Megan RothAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Cheer away fear with Vampirina and her friends in this interactive board book! After a game of Hide and Shriek gets a little too spooky, Vampirina and her friends learn that trying new things can be scary at first, but it's important to stick it out! With detailed die-cuts and lift-the-flaps, this interactive story will haunt your bookshelf in the best way possible! About The Author Megan Roth has edited and written a variety of content from award-winning apps and interactive products to children's board books and chapter books. She is originally from Pennsylvania, where she earned her degree in literature, film, and women's studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Marcela Cespedes-Alicea was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Universidad Autonoma de Occidente. She left the Salsa Capital of the World (the dance, not the chips) in 2012 to come to the U.S. to pursue an illustration MFA after working in advertising for a while. She's always been a kid at heart and has a strong passion for drawing and comic books. She now lives in Orange County, California, with her husband and illustrates children's books in her PJs.
Schemes - by Kiki Swinson & Saundra (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanSeries Title: SchemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dafina BooksAuthor: Kiki Swinson & SaundraAge Range: AdultBook theme: UrbanLanguage: English About the Book "DEVIL IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING: Karlie Houston hasn't seen a raise in forever, but the payday loan office she manages is raking in the cash. So why not get what she's rightfully owed by masterminding a heist? Once her lover Sidney's boys hit all the company's locations at one time, there's a fortune to split. But suddenly bodies start dropping--and Karlie better devise the perfect plan to survive... TWISTED DECEPTION: Raised by a ruthless mother, Yazz Armstrong lives by "scheme or die." So she's cool with helping her man, Kevon, take control of head dealer Caesar's territory. And when the fallout racks up unexpected casualties, Yazz finds Caesar's bed a refuge--and his empire hers to help rule. Too bad someone with an even more lethal agenda won't stop 'til Yazz and her dreams crash and burn for good... -- Book Synopsis DEVIL IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING KIKI SWINSON Karlie Houston hasn't seen a raise in forever, but the payday loan office she manages is raking in the cash. So why not get what she's rightfully owed by masterminding a heist? Once her lover Sidney's boys hit all the company's locations at one time, there's a fortune to split. But suddenly bodies start dropping--and Karlie better devise the perfect plan to survive... TWISTED DECEPTION SAUNDRA Raised by a ruthless mother, Yazz Armstrong lives by "scheme or die." So she's cool with helping her man, Kevon, take control of head dealer Caesar's territory. And when the fallout racks up unexpected casualties, Yazz finds Caesar's bed a refuge--and his empire hers to help rule. Too bad someone with an even more lethal agenda won't stop 'til Yazz and her dreams crash and burn for good... "Kiki captures the heat of the streets." --Wahida Clark "Saundra offers insight into the ruthless drug game but also offers hope and redemption. Fans of Sistah Souljah's groundbreaking The Coldest Winter Ever will immediately note similarities to that powerful novel in Saundra's writing." --Library Journal on Her Sweetest Revenge About The Author Kiki Swinson is the nationally bestselling author of over forty novels and short stories. Swinson's works feature resilient women making tough--and sometimes not quite legal--decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over 2.4 million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, went on to become a #1 Essence bestseller and the first installment in one of today's most popular urban series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia--and a former hustler's wife--Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiMedia.net. SAUNDRA grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi, and now lives in Indiana with her family. Saundra's stories highlight fearless females who hustle to get what they deserve. Her debut novel, Her Sweetest Revenge, began the series that won praise for being a "roller-coaster ride" and "drama at its best." Saundra is active on Twitter @AuthorSaundra and loves to hear from readers.
Shape Of Me And Other Stuff - by Dr. Seuss (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 5.7 Inches (H) x 4.2 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Nursery RhymesSeries Title: Bright and Early Board Books SeriesFormat: Board BookPublisher: Random House Children's BooksAuthor: Dr. SeussAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Rhymes and silhouette drawings introduce the shapes of bugs, balloons, peanuts, camels, spider webs, and many other familiar objects. (Baby/Preschool) Book Synopsis "The shape of you, the shape of me, the shape of everything I see.." In this board book featuring bright new colors and the original whimsical text, Dr. Seuss introduces the concept of shapes to babies and toddlers. Review Quotes "This wacky, rhyming exploration of the concept of shapes will be welcomed by beginning readers."--Instructor. About The Author THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL--aka Dr. Seuss--is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You'll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss's long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.
The Family Business 5 - by Carl Weber & La Jill Hunt (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Urban BooksAuthor: Carl Weber & La Jill HuntAge Range: AdultBook theme: UrbanLanguage: English About the Book "From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful 'Blasian' call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted--El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with"-- Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and Essence bestseller La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal and racism in the next addition to the wildly popular Family Business series. From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful "Blasian" call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted--El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with. Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family. About The Author Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The Preacher's Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain't the One. He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books and CEO of Urban Books Media, which has produced The Man in 3B and the Preacher's Son based on two of his bestselling novels. The Family Business film is currently in production. His Web site is carlweber.net. La Jill Hunt is a native of Mobile, AL who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novel, Drama Queen. The memorable characters she created and the entertaining stories she told quickly drew bestselling success and a following of fans, young and old. Although known for her urban chick-lit novels, she has also contributed to the street anthology series Around the Way Girls, and penned an urban romance, Another Sad Love Song. Her erotic short story, Catch 22, is available as a digital download. Currently residing in Virginia Beach, La Jill enjoys spending time with her daughters, family, and friends.
Camille's Mermaid Tale 02/07/2017 - by Valerie Tripp (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 104Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: American Girl Publishing IncAuthor: Valerie TrippAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "Camille loves the ocean, the warm sand, the pretty shells, and the sparkling waves that tickle her toes. Sometimes she even imagines that she's a mermaid with whales and dolphins for friends! When the other WellieWishers see how much Camille misses her summers by the sea, they want to help, but how can four girls turn a garden into an ocean?"--Publisher. Book Synopsis Camille loves the ocean, the warm sand, the pretty shells, and the sparkling waves that tickle her toes. Sometimes she even imagines that she's a mermaid with whales and dolphins for friends! When the other WellieWishers see how much Camille misses her summers by the sea, they want to help, but how can four girls turn a garden into an ocean?
Carnival at Candlelight ( Magic Tree House) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Mary Pope Osborne
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 5.26 Inches (W) x .38 Inches (D)Weight: .24 PoundsNumber of Pages: 105Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Historical / Medieval, Science Fiction + Fantasy + MagicSeries Title: Magic Tree HouseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House Children's BooksAuthor: Mary Pope OsborneAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Merlin has asked Jack and Annie to help on another "Merlin Mission." This time they head back in time to Venice, Italy, in the 1600s to save the beautiful city from a flood. Illustrations. Book Synopsis The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Jack and Annie head back in time to Venice, Italy in the 1700s. With the help of a research book, a book of magic rhymes, and a set of mysterious instructions from Merlin, the heroes will save the beautiful city from a flood! Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #33, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #5: Carnival at Candlelight. Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com! About The Author MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce. SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.
Shine of the Silver Dragon : A Branches Book - by Tracey West (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Fantasy & MagicSeries Title: Dragon Masters. Scholastic BranchesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scholastic PaperbacksAuthor: Tracey WestAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The wizard Maldred plans to use Diego to steal the two keys necessary to control the Naga, an enormous dragon that lives deep within the Earth. The first key is guarded by Argent, the silver dragon, and his dragon master Jean. Drake, Bo, Carlos, and their dragons travel to Gallia to try and stop the theft and save Diego. Illustrations. Book Synopsis Diego is under Maldred's dark spell!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In the eleventh book in this fantasy series, the wizard Maldred is back! And Diego is under his dark spell! Drake learns that Maldred wants to control the Naga -- an enormous dragon that lives deep within the Earth. Two keys are needed to control the Naga. The first key is guarded by a Silver Dragon named Argent. Drake, Bo, and Carlos must find Argent and stop Diego before it's too late. But will Argent's powerful Dragon Master Jean get in their way? The action is nonstop in this exciting, heavily illustrated early chapter book series! From the Back Cover The dark wizard Maldred is back! This time, he wants to steal a powerful key from a Silver Dragon named Argent. Drake and his friends will need to find the dragon before Maldred does . . . But will Argent's Dragon Master, Jean, get in their way? Can Drake keep the key from falling into the wrong hands? Review Quotes A New York Times bestselling series!Praise for Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1): In this first of the Dragon Masters series, vocabularly is accessible; sentences, paragraphs, and chapters are short; and dialogue moves the story along rapidly. Black-and-white sketch-type drawings add depth to the story and feelings to the characters (both children and dragons). Emergent readers will find happy success here. -- BooklistThe first of a new series of early chapter books, this entry is sure to attract fans. Brief chapters, large print, lots of action, attractive illustrations in every spread including a maplike panorama, an enviable protagonist -- who wouldn't want to be a Dragon Master? -- all combine to make an entertaining read. With plenty left to be resolved, the next entry will be eagerly sought after. - Kirkus ReviewsEach page features wonderfully detailed pencil illustrations which help to support the text. -- Library Media ConnectionPraise for BRANCHES books: These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections. -- School Library JournalA nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books. -- Booklist About The Author Tracey West has written more than 300 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series, the Pixie Tricks series, and the Hiro's Quest series. She has also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list as author of the Pokémon chapter book adaptations. Tracey lives with her family in New York State's western Catskills. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @TraceyWestBooks and on Facebook at @AuthorTraceyWest.Nina de Polonia has loved drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She enjoys illustrating stories and characters that are playful and quirky. Aside from illustrating children's books, she's also a crocheter, a calligrapher, a gardener, and a full-time mom. Nina lives in the Philippines.
Wicked Prey (Reprint) (Paperback) by John Sandford
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.2 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 452Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Action + Thrillers, SuspenseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley Pub. GroupAuthor: John SandfordAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book Out of Lucas Davenport's past comes a psycho nursing a violent grudge. But why go after Davenport for revenge when Davenport's young daughter is so close--and so vulnerable? Available in a tall Premium Edition. Book Synopsis For twenty years, John Sandford's novels have been beloved for their ingenious plots, vivid characters, crisp dialogue and endless surprises (The Washington Post), and nowhere are those more in evidence than in the sudden twists and shocks of Wicked Prey.Out of Lucas Davenport's past comes a psycho nursing a violent grudge. But why go after Davenport for revenge when Davenport's young daughter is so close-and so vulnerable? Review Quotes Praise for John Sandford's Prey Novels "Relentlessly swift...genuinely suspenseful...excellent."--Los Angeles Times "Sandford is a writer in control of his craft."--Chicago Sun-Times "Excellent...compelling...everything works."--USA Today "Grip-you-by-the-throat thrills...a hell of a ride."--Houston Chronicle "Crackling, page-turning tension...great scary fun."--The New York Daily News "Enough pulse-pounding, page-turning excitement to keep you up way past bedtime."--Minneapolis Star Tribune "One of the most engaging characters in contemporary fiction."--Detroit News "Positively chilling."--St. Petersburg Times "Just right for fans of The Silence of the Lambs."--Booklist "One of the most horrible villains this side of Hannibal."--Richmond Times-Dispatch "Ice-pick chills...excruciatingly tense...a double-pumped roundhouse of a thriller."--Kirkus Reviews About The Author John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch. He lives in New Mexico.
Spots and Dots - (Art Baby) by Chez Picthall (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 5.82 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x .51 Inch (D)Weight: .34 PoundsNumber of Pages: 10Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: ArtSeries Title: Art BabyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Cooper Square PubAuthor: Chez PicthallAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book Designed for babies 6 weeks to 6 months, these books use high-contrast images to provide visual stimulation as babies begin to make visual connections with the world around them. These wordless picture books for the youngest of readers are sure to capture the interest and attention of babies everywhere. The use of black and white shapes with bold colors creates stimulating patterns that babies love. Sturdy board books with rounded corners. Book Synopsis Designed for babies 6 weeks to 1 year, these books use high-contrast images to provide visual stimulation as babies begin to make visual connections with the world around them. These wordless picture books for the youngest readers are sure to capture the interest and attention of babies everywhere. The use of black and white shapes with bold colors creates stimulating patterns that babies love. Sturdy board books with rounded corners.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 ( I Survived) (Paperback) by Lauren Tarshis
Dimensions (Overall): 7.66 Inches (H) x 5.16 Inches (W) x .32 Inches (D)Weight: .19 PoundsNumber of Pages: 95Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Historical / United States / 21st Century, Action + Adventure / Survival StoriesSeries Title: I SurvivedFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scholastic PaperbacksAuthor: Lauren TarshisAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century. Book Synopsis The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century -- alone? About The Author Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters- Random House (Hardcover) by Barack Obama
Dimensions (Overall): 12.1 Inches (H) x 9.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)Weight: 1.25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Biography + Autobiography / GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Alfred a Knopf IncAuthor: Barack ObamaAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book In this letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. Book Synopsis Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be treasured! In this poignant letter to his daughters, Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever. Review Quotes If Barack Obama wants to quit his day job (and maybe he might), he can probably make it as a children's book author. Certainly, this is a beautiful package: thoughtfully conceived, handsomely illustrated and designed, and with a tight yet evocative text that brings children into the world of 13 famous Americans. Framed as a letter to his daughters ("Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?" the book begins), each double-page spread then asks a question that is exemplified by a person of note. "Have I told you that you are creative?" introduces Georgia O'Keeffe, who "helped us see big beauty in what is small: / the hardness of stone and the softness of feather." Most of the people briefly profiled are expected names--George Washington, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, César Chávez--but there are a few outliers here as well, including Billie Holiday and Sitting Bull. As the spreads turn, other children join (the unnamed) Malia and Sasha on the question page, each embodying their own special gifts and talents. Long's exceptional artwork has a timeless, Rockwellian quality that serves the text well, and the congregation of the children at the book's conclusion will have readers looking and looking again. An addendum features a bit more about each person highlighted. Parents will be happy to talk to their own children about how creative or kind or strong they are and reiterate, as the president does, their place in the American family. -- Ilene Cooper--Booklist, starred review About The Author Barack Obama is the forty-fourth president of the United States. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, he himself is now the father of two daughters, Malia and Sasha. It was spending time with them that inspired him to write Of Thee I Sing. About the Illustrator Loren Long is the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including Drummer Boy and the New York Times bestseller Otis. Born in Missouri and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he is also the illustrator of Watty Piper's The Little Engine That Could, as well as Toy Boat, I Dream of Trains, and Wind Flyers. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, their two sons, Griffith and Graham, and their dogs, Elle and Moon.
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners - by Joanna Ho (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 13 Inches (H) x .1 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Joanna HoAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment"-- Book Synopsis A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie BestsellerThis lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one's roots is breathtaking." --Kirkus (starred review)"A young girl finds beauty in her uniqueness." --School Library Journal (starred review)"A lyrical celebration of her eyes, their shape, spirit, and legacy." --Booklist (starred review)"A poignant testament to familial love and legacy." --Publishers Weekly Review Quotes "At the emotional height of the story, the poetic descriptions of her Asian eyes are mythic and affirming, and she appears amid grandiose illustrations of fantastical beasts and landscapes from Chinese culture. In the end, the tale winds down from the mythical back to the personal with a simple family portrait. All that beauty is there in the eyes of her family."--Booklist (starred review) "A poignant testament to familial love and legacy."--Publishers Weekly "Sweeping, expressive illustrations deeply connect readers to the many dimensions of this story...each word is carefully chosen to beautifully enhance the message. Expertly paired, the text and illustrations amplify each other superbly, in an important addition to every library serving young children and their families."--School Library Journal (starred review) "When the narrator comes to describe her own eyes and acknowledges the power they hold, she is posed against swirling patterns, figures, and swaths of breathtaking landscapes from Chinese culture. This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one's roots is breathtaking."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles) (Paperback) by Tess Gerritsen
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 417Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenSeries Title: Rizzoli & IslesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ballantine BooksAuthor: Tess GerritsenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill. Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari four years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths"-- Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back--and they're going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest heart-pounding thriller in Tess Gerritsen's bestselling series, the inspiration behind TNT's hit show Rizzoli & Isles. When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast--right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he's ever hunted? Maura fears that this isn't the killer's first slaughter, and that it won't be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa. Six years earlier, a group of tourists on safari fell prey to a killer in their midst. Marooned deep in the bush of Botswana, with no means of communication and nothing but a rifle-toting guide for protection, the terrified tourists desperately hoped for rescue before their worst instincts--or the wild animals prowling in the shadows--could tear them apart. But the deadliest predator was already among them, and within a week, he walked away with the blood of all but one of them on his hands. Now this killer has chosen Boston as his new hunting ground, and Rizzoli and Isles must find a way to lure him out of the shadows and into a cage. Even if it means dangling the bait no hunter can resist: the one victim who got away. Advance praise for Die Again "With Die Again, Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can't wait for more."--Karin Slaughter "Tess Gerritsen always delivers, and this is Gerritsen at her dark, addictive best. What gives Die Again its peculiar charge is the idea, never far from the surface, that we humans are predatory animals like any other. Perhaps we should not be so surprised to find hunters among us."--William Landay "Animal instinct turns savage--and man is an animal. A Rizzoli and Isles thriller is a guaranteed great read, but this time out Gerritsen really brings on the scary!"--Sandra Brown "Tess Gerritsen once again proves her masterful dominance in stories delving into the criminal mind and forensic sciences. Die Again left me breathless as Rizzoli and Isles investigate a horrific murder, one with ties to an unsolved massacre in years past. Here is a story both harrowing and as intellectually sharp as a dagger's edge. I dare you to try to stop reading this once you've started."--James Rollins "Harrowing! Seamlessly melding the gritty streets of Boston with the golden plains of Africa, Tess Gerritsen sets up a cunning predator who's spent years perfecting his game. Now enter Rizzoli and Isles, two of Boston's best determined to catch one of the world's worst in a battle of wits where only the strong can survive. This is Tess Gerritsen at her finest!"--Lisa Gardner Review Quotes Advance praise for Die Again "With Die Again, Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can't wait for more."--Karin Slaughter "Tess Gerritsen always delivers, and this is Gerritsen at her dark, addictive best. What gives Die Again its peculiar charge is the idea, never far from the surface, that we humans are predatory animals like any other. Perhaps we should not be so surprised to find hunters among us."--William Landay "Animal instinct turns savage--and man is an animal. A Rizzoli and Isles thriller is a guaranteed great read, but this time out Gerritsen really brings on the scary!"--Sandra Brown "Tess Gerritsen once again proves her masterful dominance in stories delving into the criminal mind and forensic sciences. Die Again left me breathless as Rizzoli and Isles investigate a horrific murder, one with ties to an unsolved massacre in years past. Here is a story both harrowing and as intellectually sharp as a dagger's edge. I dare you to try to stop reading this once you've started."--James Rollins "Harrowing! Seamlessly melding the gritty streets of Boston with the golden plains of Africa, Tess Gerritsen sets up a cunning predator who's spent years perfecting his game. Now enter Rizzoli and Isles, two of Boston's best determined to catch one of the world's worst in a battle of wits where only the strong can survive. This is Tess Gerritsen at her finest!"--Lisa Gardner About The Author New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced detective Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, including The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, and Die Again. Her latest novel is the standalone thriller Playing with Fire. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.
Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma (Hardcover) by David Soman
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 10.7 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Holidays + Celebrations / Halloween, Clothing + Dress, Imagination + Play, GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Dial BooksAuthor: David SomanAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "It is Halloween and Lulu doesn't know if she should dress as Ladybug Girl or find a different costume for the special day"-- Book Synopsis Ladybug Girl gets dressed up for Halloween in the newest hardcover addition to the New York Times bestselling series. It is Halloween and Lulu must decide on a costume. Should she be Ladybug Girl or something new? She tries many different costumes, but nothing seems right. Maybe she'll think of the perfect costume as she enjoys the autumn day with her family by pumpkin picking and going on a hayride. But it isn't until Lulu and Bingo help a little girl who is lost that Lulu discovers who she was meant to be for Halloween-Ladybug Girl, of course! After all, she is Ladybug Girl and it is important to be true to yourself. Review Quotes Praise for Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Soman's watercolors are right at home with autumn's muted hues ... helping make this thoughtful story another winner for Ladybug Girl.--Publishers Weekly "Readers and their parents will appreciate how Lulu works through her dilemma on her own. Not only is this an entertaining story, but it's also a good conversation starter about being true to oneself."--Kirkus Praise for the Ladybug Girl series: New York Times bestsellers for a combined 82 weeks Ladybug Girl Children's BookSense Pick (Top Ten), Borders Original Voices finalist Ladybug Girl at the Beach Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Pick, Amazon Book of the Month Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad Read for the Record 2012 About The Author David Soman and Jacky Davis are the husband-and-wife creative team behind the New York Times bestselling LADYBUG GIRL books. They write the stories together and then David does the illustrations. All of the stories are based on their own children and family experiences, many of which take place right in their own backyard. Jacky Davis has worked in publishing and television. David Soman comes from a family of artists. He is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. They live in Upstate New York with their two kids.
#futureboards : Learn How to Create a Vision Board to Get Exactly the Life You Want - (Hardcover) - by Sarah Centrella
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Self Improvement, Body + Mind + SpiritSub-Genre: New Thought, Inspiration + Personal Growth, Personal GrowthFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Sarah CentrellaAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn to create the ultimate vision board to actualize the life you want with this essential guide! A #FutureBoard takes the idea of a vision board one step further--it's a true visual representation of your desired future life. When utilized correctly, it can be a great tool to help you to turn your dreams into reality--and this book shows you how to do exactly that. #FutureBoards explains how to identify and create your ideal future with intention, and shows you step-by-step how to create a fabulous board worthy of your wildest dreams and so you can use it to upgrade your entire life. Get ready to make the life you're dreaming about a reality with your very own #FutureBoard! Review Quotes "A fun way to dream and plan a little." --Our Adventure is Everywhere "Encourage[s] viewers to enter another world. A world where ruts vanish, visions intertwine, and out of the ordinary possibilities exist." --Girls That Create "A fantastic book... It asked questions that got me thinking about what I really want out of life." --A Rainbow Life "There is something in this book for everyone." --Mclendon Villas "I have never seen another law of attraction book go into so much detail and hold so much information." --Life Is Now In Session "This book is a great tool to help anyone who is open to learning and ready to turn their dreams into a reality." --Natural Baby Doll
Just One You 05/06/2015 Juvenile Fiction (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.43 Inches (H) x 8.01 Inches (W) x .34 Inches (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Imagination & PlaySeries Title: Sesame StreetFormat: HardcoverPublisher: SourcebooksAuthor: VariousAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book There is nobody else in the whole world just like you! Elmo, Big Bird, and all the rest of the Sesame Street friends are here to tell you just how special you truly are! Book Synopsis Jump for joy and be the best you in this bestselling Sesame Street picture book about individuality, a sweet gift at Valentine's Day, graduation, or any occasion!There's nobody in the world quite like you! Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends as they celebrate all of the spectacular reasons you're one of a kind! In this sweet and inspiring story, children will discover all the ways they're unique, encouraging them to always believe in themselves with this perfect self-esteem book for kids.The perfect inspirational children's book and gift for toddlers and kids ages 3-7 for graduation, birthdays, or whenever they need a little encouragement, this joyful Elmo book helps children value the remarkable beauty of differences, inspiring them to always be the best they can be.This is a story that's all about you, and all the spectacular things that you do. So please come along and we'll show you it's true: there is just one and only wonderful YOU! You're strong and you're brave; you're a grand superhero. You give one hundred percent, and never a zero.
American Gods (Paperback) (Neil Gaiman)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 2.1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 750Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Neil GaimanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book -Now a Starz original series---Front cover. Book Synopsis Now a STARZ(R) Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing--an epic war for the very soul of America--and that he is standing squarely in its path."Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose--American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."--Washington Post From the Back Cover Now a STARZ(R) Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo SchreiberLocked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing--an epic war for the very soul of America--and that he is standing squarely in its path. Review Quotes "American Gods manages to reinvent, and reassert, the enduring importance of fantastic literature itself in this late age of the world. Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul."--Michael Chabon "Gaiman returns to the fertile killing ground that nourished The Sandman: that peculiarly American crossroads where pop culture intersects with religion, violence and death."--Village Voice Literary Supplement "Immensely rewarding . . . . Suffused with . . . powerful imagery and deftly painted characters . . . . A finely crafted novel of weight and significance [with] poetic descriptions, sharp-eyed criticism, and first-rate storytelling. There is much to enjoy, to admire, and to ponder in this unforgettable tale."--Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose-American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."--Washington Post "Pointed, occasionally comic, often scary, consistently moving and provocative . . . . American Gods is strewn with secrets and magical visions."--USA Today "Provocative yet fun . . . Gaiman has applied his vast breadth of knowledge about all things mythological to a truly high concept."--Entertainment Weekly American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted.--Jane Lindskold, author of Changer and American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic.--Teller, of Penn & Teller "Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive."--George R. R. Martin
Traffic Jam of Trucks : A Clever Colors Book (Hardcover) (Emma Jennings & Robyn Newton & Kate Ward)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.1 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: ConceptsSeries Title: Picture FitFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Priddy Bicknell BooksAuthor: Emma Jennings & Robyn Newton & Kate WardAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "This book was made by Emma Jennings, Robyn Newton, and Kate Ward."--Back cover. Book Synopsis There are trucks and tractors, cars and buses rumbling through this lively and engaging colors book. Little learners will discover a rainbow of colors from red to blue and yellow and green in the brightly colored things that are splashed across the book pages. On the turn of every page, they'll be excited to find raised vehicle shapes to touch, feel, and explore, that neatly tuck into the shaped spaces on the opposite page. Offering a tactile and visual experience that your child will want to repeat time and time again, A Traffic Jam of Trucks is just right for little hands! About The Author Roger Priddy's passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing's most enduring and successful nonfiction early learning books. Roger lives in London and has three children, who have been the inspiration behind many of his best publishing ideas.
Hothouse Orchid ( Holly Barker) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Stuart Woods
Dimensions (Overall): 7.48 Inches (H) x 4.37 Inches (W) x 1.07 Inches (D)Weight: .53 PoundsNumber of Pages: 389Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Mystery + Crime, Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery + Crime, SuspenseSeries Title: Holly BarkerFormat: PaperbackPublisher: SignetAuthor: Stuart WoodsAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book Going home can be hard. But for Special Agent Holly Barker, it could be her one chance for justice. Available in a tall Premium Edition. Book Synopsis Home gets hot for CIA Special Agent Holly Barker in this novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods's thrilling series. After Holly Barker lets an international terrorist slip through her fingers for a second time, the CIA thinks she might want a long vacation. So Holly returns to her hometown of Orchid Beach, Florida, where she had been police chief for many years. But a very unpleasant surprise awaits her. Many years earlier, while she was in the army, Holly and another female officer had brought charges against their commander for sexual harassment. Holly had managed to fight him off, but the other woman, a young lieutenant, had not. The officer in question was acquitted of all charges, and has also left the army--for a job as Orchid Beach's new police chief. Now Holly must decide whether to return to the CIA--or seek her revenge... Review Quotes Praise for Hothouse Orchid "Woods glibly lets the reader stay well ahead of the legal posse tracking the killer while still keeping a card or two up his sleeve. Playful dialogue and romantic sexual escapades lighten the atmosphere."--Publishers Weekly More Praise for Stuart Woods"Stuart Woods is a no-nonsense, slam-bang storyteller."--Chicago Tribune "A world-class mystery writer...I try to put Woods's books down and I can't."--Houston Chronicle "Mr. Woods, like his characters, has an appealing way of making things nice and clear."--The New York Times"Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning."--Booklist "Since 1981, readers have not been able to get their fill of Stuart Woods' New York Times bestselling novels of suspense."--Orlando Sentinel About The Author Stuart Woods is the author of more than eighty-five novels, including the #1 New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and Connecticut.
The Scaredy Cat (Purrmaids Book 1) (Sudipta BardhanQuallen) - by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Paperback) (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.63 Inches (H) x 5.19 Inch (W) x .31 Inch (D)Weight: .15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Fantasy & MagicSeries Title: PurrmaidsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random HouseAuthor: Sudipta Bardhan-QuallenAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book First in a new chapter book series. Coral, Shelly, and Angel love exploring their home in Kittentail Cove. On the first day of sea school, the purrmaids are assigned to find something special to bring to class. Will they be brave enough to swim far away from Kittentail Cove and explore Tortoiseshell Reef? Or will they be scaredy cats? Illustrations. Book Synopsis Get totally smitten with mermaid kittens in the first book in this new chapter book series! It's purrfect for fans of Magic Kitten and the Fairy Animals of Misty Wood series. Coral, Shelly, and Angel are best friends. They love exploring their home in Kittentail Cove. On the first day of sea school, their teacher asks everyone to bring in something special to share with the class. Shelly and Angel can't wait to visit Tortoiseshell Reef to find an extra-special treasure. But the reef is all the way on the edge of the cove and Coral is scared to swim that far away from home. Can this scaredy-cat learn to be brave? These adorable purrmaids will have young readers paws-itively hooked from page one! About The Author SUDIPTA BARDHAN-QUALLEN has written many picture books, including Hampire!; Duck, Duck, Moose!; and Pirate Princess. She is also the author of Disney's Merida chapter books. She lives in New Jersey with her family and an imaginary pony named Penny. Visit her online at sudipta.com, and follow her on Twitter at @SudiptaBQ.
Liar, Liar - by Lisa Jackson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.4 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Pub CorpAuthor: Lisa JacksonAge Range: AdultBook theme: Crime, Psychological, SuspenseLanguage: English About the Book In this riveting page-turner from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Jackson, a woman searches for the mother she hasn't seen in 20 years, and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception. Tall Premium Edition. Book Synopsis IF YOU TELL A LIE Twenty years ago, ex-beauty queen Didi Storm worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator. Now, in death, she's finally getting the publicity she always craved. To the police, it looks like suicide, or a stunt gone wrong. Her estranged daughter, Remmi, knows the answer isn't so simple. Though dressed in Didi's clothes and wig, the broken body on the sidewalk isn't Didi . . . THERE'S NO DOUBT Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. En route to meet her crush, Noah Scott, Remmi secretly witnessed Didi handing over one of her newborn twins to a strange man. Then Didi disappeared, as did Remmi's other half-sibling. Remmi pleaded with the authorities to find them, with no success. Yet she's always sensed that someone is watching her . . . YOU WILL DIE Noah, now running his own PI firm, resurfaces in Remmi's life, determined to find out what happened that long-ago night. As they dig deeper, the truth about Remmi's family begins to emerge--a story of greed and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden . . . About The Author LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Liar, Liar; One Last Breath; You Will Pay; After She's Gone; Close to Home; Tell Me; Deserves to Die; You Don't Want to Know; Running Scared; and Shiver. She has over thirty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.
MOANA - JR. NOVEL 10/04/2016 (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Media Tie-InFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House DisneyAuthor: VariousAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book An adaptation of the movie, Moana, in which Moana sets sail for a fabled island and teams up with a legendary demigod to try to reach it. Book Synopsis Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana is a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest. In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. They encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore. Moana: The Junior Novelization retells the whole exciting story and features eight pages of full-color scenes from the movie! It's perfect for readers ages 8 to 12.
Animal - by Lisa Taddeo (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & SchusterAuthor: Lisa TaddeoAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman's exhilarating transformation from prey into predator in Animal, the "ferociously beautiful" (Library Journal) debut novel from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Three Women, named to more than thirty best-of-the-year lists and hailed as "a dazzling achievement" (Los Angeles Times) and "a heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece" (Esquire). I am depraved. I hope you like me. Joan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men. But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees New York City in search of Alice, the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past. In the sweltering hills above Los Angeles, Joan unravels the horrific event she witnessed as a child--that has haunted her every waking moment--while forging the power to finally strike back. Animal is a depiction of female rage at its rawest, and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society. Review Quotes "Riveting . . . Propulsive, erotic, emotional . . . Joan is almost impossible to look away from on every page." --Kirkus Reviews "Taddeo creates impressive suspense. . . . A provocative novel of sex, love, and rage for readers drawn to psychologically rich, feminist literary fiction." --Booklist "Fearless, sexy, brutal, and just forensically observed." --Jojo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars PRAISE FOR LISA TADDEO AND THREE WOMEN: "A breathtaking and important book . . . What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer's sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart." --Cheryl Strayed "I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women. Lisa Taddeo is a tireless reporter, a brilliant writer, and a storyteller possessed of almost supernatural humanity. As far as I'm concerned, this is a nonfiction literary masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood--and just as suspenseful, bone-chilling, and harrowing, in its own way. I know already that I will never stop thinking about the women profiled in this story--about their sexual desire, their emotional pain, their strength, their losses. I saw myself in all of them. Truly, Three Women is an extraordinary offering." --Elizabeth Gilbert "An astonishing work of literary reportage . . . As Lisa Taddeo writes about her subjects, the women she uses to map out an anthropological, humane, passionate study of female desire, she seems almost to inhabit them. . . . A fascinating appraisal of a subject few writers have approached so intently." --Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic "The hottest book of the summer . . . Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book, moving across the country and back again in her staggeringly intimate foray into the sexual lives and desires of three 'ordinary' women. Tragedy and despair lurk in each of their stories, but Taddeo's dynamic writing brings them all to breathtaking life." --Entertainment Weekly "Taddeo spent a decade immersed in the sex lives of three ordinary American woman. . . . The result is the most in-depth look at the female sex drive and all its accompanying social, emotional, reproductive, and anthropological implications that's been published in decades. But it's also fully immersive: gonzo journalism without the machismo." --New York "A dazzling achievement . . . Three Women burns a flare-bright path through the dark woods of women's sexuality. In sentences that are as sharp--and bludgeoning, at times--as an ax, she retains the accuracy and integrity of nonfiction but risks the lyrical depths of prose and poetry." --Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times "A revolutionary look at women's desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed." --People (Book of the Week) "An extraordinary study of female desire . . . To write this kind of nonfiction--it's true, but reads like a novel--Taddeo smartly employs not only interviews but also diary entries, legal documents, letters, emails and text messages. The result is a book as exhaustively reported and as elegantly written as Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers or Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family. . . . Taddeo's language is at its best--sublime, even--when she describes the pain of desire left unfulfilled." --Elizabeth Flock, The Washington Post "Three Women reads like a nonfiction novel in the deeply embedded, richly detailed vein of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. . . . It's Taddeo's deep, almost feverish commitment to detail and context that elevates the stories, making them feel not just painfully real but revelatory. In her efforts to explore 'the nuances of desire that hold the truth of who we are at our rawest moments, ' she actually does much more: By peeling back the layers with such clear-eyed compassion, Taddeo illuminates the essential, elemental mystery of what it is to be a woman in the world." --Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly "Three Women is a battle cry. . . . Taddeo never judges. She doesn't slip into pseudopsychological frameworks for sex. She inhabits her subjects. And if you think her topic sounds a little louche, or isn't quite your thing, the true magic of this book may lie less in the subject matter and more in the style. . . . It's the literary brilliance of the book that will knock you back-how she channels these women's voices through her own. . . . For anyone who thinks they know what women want, this book is an alarm, and its volume is turned all the way up." --Lea Carpenter, Time "Searing . . . The stories of Taddeo's subjects, Sloane, Lina and Maggie, all feature the illicit--threesomes, dominance and submission, underage sex--and each includes a hefty dose of good old-fashioned adultery. . . . The result is effective and affecting. . . . Taddeo reveals an avalanche of evidence, as if we needed more, that the cozy comforts of marriage and its defining, confining attribute, monogamy, provide the perfect petri dish for combustible sex--with someone other than your spouse." --New York Times Book Review "If it is not the best book about women and desire that has ever been written, then it is certainly the best book about the subject that I have ever come across. When I picked it up, I felt I'd been waiting half my life to read it; when I put it down, it was as though I had been disemboweled. . . . There isn't a woman alive who won't recognize--her stomach lurching, her heart beating wildly--something of what Maggie, Lina, and Sloane go through." --Rachel Cooke, The Guardian "A heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece, Three Women is destined to join the canon both of journalistic excellence and feminist literature." --Esquire About The Author Lisa Taddeo is the author of Three Women. She has contributed to The New York Times, New York, Esquire, Elle, Glamour, and many other publications. Her nonfiction has been included in the anthologies Best American Political Writing and Best American Sports Writing, and her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.
Old Macdonald Had a Farm Finger Puppet Book - by Cottage Door (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 4.3 Inches (H) x 4.3 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 12Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Nursery RhymesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Cottage Door PrAuthor: Cottage DoorAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Play along with this well-loved rhyme and an adorable cow puppet! This classic rhyme about Old MacDonald and the animals on his farm features a fun finger puppet toy built into the book, encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, and language development in your little one. Babies and toddlers learn best when they are playing, especially when their grown-ups share in the fun! Collect the entire series in the Finger Puppet Collection! This rhyming story entertains while teaching language patterns The adorable cow finger puppet encourages interactive play between little ones and their grown ups Soft plush and a rhyming story combine to provide both tactile and verbal learning opportunities Practice hand-eye coordination while enjoying together time Great gift for holidays, birthdays and more!
I Wished for You (Hardcover) by Marianne Richmond
Dimensions (Overall): 9.84 Inches (H) x 10.12 Inches (W) x .43 Inches (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Family / AdoptionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Sourcebooks JabberwockyAuthor: Marianne RichmondAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book A little Bear named Barley asks his adoptive mother questions about his adoption. Book Synopsis "Mama," said Barley. "Tell me again how I'm your wish come true."Thus begins this beautiful story for adoptive families. I Wished for You: An Adoption Story follows a conversation between a little bear named Barley and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and talk about how God chose them to be a family. Barley asks Mama the kinds of questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all.With endearing prose and charming watercolor illustrations, I Wished for You is a cozy read that affirms how love is what truly makes a family.
YOU ARE MY HAPPY by Hoda Kotb/Suzie Mason
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 10.2 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesFormat: LibraryPublisher: Harpercollins Childrens BooksAuthor: Hoda Kotb/Suzie MasonAge Range: 4-8 YearsVolume number: 2Book theme: New Baby, Adoption, Other, Non-ReligiousLanguage: English About the Book In her follow-up to "I've Loved You Since Forever, New York Times"-bestselling author and co-anchor of NBC's "TODAY" creates another beautiful treasure for parents and children to enjoy together. With charming and lush illustrations from bestselling artist Mason, this soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple joy of taking a moment to be grateful. Full color. Book Synopsis A #1 New York Times bestseller and Amazon Best Books of the Year selection!From Hoda Kotb, the Today show co-anchor and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I've Loved You Since Forever, comes a bedtime snuggling book about gratitude for the things in life--both big and small--that bring us happiness.As mama bear and her cub cuddle together before closing their eyes for a good night's sleep, they reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy.Inspired by her own nighttime routine with her daughter, Haley Joy, Kotb creates another beautiful treasure for parents and children to enjoy together. With charming and lush illustrations from bestselling artist Suzie Mason, this soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple joy of taking a moment to be grateful.Makes a lovely gift for baby showers, Mother's Day, and more.
The Best of Me - by David Sedaris (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyAuthor: David SedarisAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysLanguage: English About the Book The American humorist, author, and radio contributor shares his most memorable work in a collection of stories and essays that feature him shopping for rare taxidermy, hitchhiking with a quadriplegic, and hand-feeding a carnivorous bird. Book Synopsis "Genius... It is miraculous to read these pieces... You must read The Best of Me." --Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler's lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say "give it to me" in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris's work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms--at long last--with the other. Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected--it's often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder--but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful. Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called "the funniest man alive" (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing--quite often at himself--and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time. Review Quotes "The Best of Me encompasses a wide swath of his past work, from early entries in The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs section to fan-favorite essays like 2000's 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' (in which he recounts taking French-language classes from a merciless teacher) and 2016's 'The Perfect Fit' (about shopping for outrageous clothes in Tokyo)." --Seija Rankin, Entertainment Weekly "A comprehensive retrospective... The essayist collects his best stories spanning his career, from previously published volumes and magazine features."--Barbara Vandenburgh, USA Today "A generous and rollicking collection... Sedaris is a fun, wickedly funny companion. But for all his playful irreverence... he also brings a sharp moral eye to his subjects--which tend toward the eclectic. Writing about everything from family tragedy to international travel to taxidermied owls, he illuminates the manifold wonders (and weirdness) of everyday life. For those new to Sedaris's work, this book will serve as a delightful introduction. For longtime fans, it will offer a familiar comfort, like catching up with an old friend."--Cornelia Channing, Vulture "An excellent introduction to Sedaris' work if, somehow, you're not among the millions who have made him a mainstay on bestseller lists and flocked to his ticketed readings. Even if you've read or listened to every word he's ever written, it's a terrific highlights reel and a chance to view the arc of Sedaris' development as a writer over 25 years... In his more serious moments, Sedaris expresses surprise and gratitude for his good fortune. Even his father, "that perpetual human storm cloud," has finally, in his late 90s, acknowledged his elder son's fantastic accomplishments. The Best of Me is a well-earned victory lap." --Heller McAlpin, Christian Science Monitor "If you're looking for some comic relief, look no further than David Sedaris." --Tonya Mosley, NPR "Longtime fans and astute readers will understand that the title doesn't refer entirely to the author; he has chosen and arranged works to highlight his funny, often dysfunctional and always loving parents, siblings and partner, Hugh--the people he believes are the best of him."--Bethanne Patrick, Washington Post "Sedaris fans will gobble up this greatest hits compilation... When you're craving a good old-fashioned belly laugh, turn to this new retrospective collection of Sedaris' funniest and most heartwarming essays and fictional stories written over the last 25-plus years."--Lesley Kennedy, CNN "Sedaris's brilliant knack for observational humor is on full display in this terrific retrospective essay collection... Sedaris finds ample fodder for his keen satiric sense in his life and the lives of those around him. Sedaris can take even the most serious subject and evoke both empathy and laughter. He can also be just plain hilarious... This is the perfect introduction for the uninitiated, while Sedaris's fans will enjoy rediscovering old favorites."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The collection magnifies many of the attributes that have made Sedaris such a beloved writer, not least of which is the sense of wit... Across 46 stories and 400 pages, Sedaris' clarity as a writer comes through. The pieces can be painfully funny and painfully poignant for the same reason: He's economical with words, thoughts, jokes and emotions."--Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle "The genius of The Best of Me is that it reveals the growth of a writer, a sense of how his outlook has changed and where he finds humor... The subject, in many of the pieces Sedaris has selected, is the judgment and pain we inflict on one another, and by 'we' Sedaris does not mean people in general. He means him. And he means you. And he means me... You must read The Best of Me. It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever--we're allowed to laugh."--Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review About The Author David Sedaris is the author of Calypso, Theft by Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
There's a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 7 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 34Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Interactive AdventuresFormat: Board BookPublisher: Random House Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Tom FletcherAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Little ones can shake, wiggle, and tickle the monster out of this book in this interactive bedtime board book by YouTube star, musician, and children's book author Fletcher. Full color. Book Synopsis UH OH! There's a MONSTER in YOUR book! Shake, wiggle, and tickle the monster out in this interactive bedtime read-aloud that launched the Who's In Your Book series--and is perfect for a spooktacular gift this Halloween! With the irresistible pull of Hervé Tullet's Press Here and the charm of The Monster at the End of This Book, this inviting and interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That's right! He's out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. OH-NO!! Bestselling author and musician Tom Fletcher and illustrator Greg Abbott have created a monster that readers will fall in love with--and want to play with--again and again! It will get your own little monster tuckered out and snuggled in! Don't miss a single story in the Who's In Your Book series! - There's a Monster In Your Book - There's a Dragon In Your Book - There's an Elf In Your Book - There's an Alien in Your Book ...and more books to come! Children's Choice Award Honor Book (K-2nd grade) Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy--a raucous storytime hit. --Kirkus Reviews About The Author TOM FLETCHER is one of the UK's bestselling authors for children. The Christmasaurus was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016, and The Creakers was a number one bestseller. Tom is also the bestselling author of picture books There's a Monster in Your Book, There's an Elf in Your Book, and There's a Dragon in Your Book, which received a Children's Choice Honor. The Dinosaur That Pooped picture books, written with his bandmate Dougie Poynter, have sold over a million copies. With his wife, Giovanna Fletcher, Tom is the author of Eve of Man, the first in a YA trilogy. Tom's books have been translated into thirty-two languages and counting. He is also a songwriting, guitar-playing, Guinness World Record-holding, diaper-changing, galaxy-defending dad! GREG ABBOTT is an illustrator and graphic designer based in West Sussex, England. In addition to children's books, he has created apparel, prints, toys, greeting cards, and other merchandise.
The Yankee Widow - by Linda Lael Miller (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mira BooksAuthor: Linda Lael MillerAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Moving and memorable, this novel reveals the impossible choices women face in wartime." --James Patterson A richly layered, emotional novel about one woman's courage and the choices she must make in the face of a dangerous war. Caroline is the young wife of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army, no one anticipates he will not return. Then Caroline gets word that her husband is wounded, and she must find her way alone to Washington City and search among the thousands of casualties to find him. When Jacob succumbs to his injuries, she brings his body home on the eve of the deadliest battle of the war. With troops and looters roaming the countryside, it is impossible to know who is friend and who is foe. Caroline fights to protect those she holds most dear while remaining compassionate to the neediest around her, including two strangers from opposite sides of the fight. Each is wounded... Each is drawn to her beauty, her kindness. Both offer comfort, but only one secretly captures her heart. Still, she must resist exposing her vulnerability in these uncertain times when so much is at risk. In The Yankee Widow, gifted storyteller Linda Lael Miller explores the complexities and heartbreak that women experienced as their men took up arms to preserve the nation and defend their way of life. Review Quotes "Moving and memorable, this novel reveals the impossible choices women face in wartime." -James Patterson "A must-read for historical fiction fans"--Publishers Weekly "The background of this most divisive chapter in our country's history is marvelously depicted..."--Library Journal "Well told and readers will keep turning the pages."--Booklist
Heather Has Two Mommies - by Leslea Newman (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 9.7 Inches (W) x .2 Inches (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FamilyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Candlewick Press (MA)Author: Leslea NewmanAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Alternative FamilyLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty of joy and diversity." -- School Library Journal Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two pets--and two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman. Review Quotes It's hard to fathom now the scorn and fear this mild-mannered tale of a girl and her two moms occasioned when it was published in 1989. With attractive new art by Cornell, life in their 'little house with a big apple tree in the front yard' looks pretty idyllic, and the first day of school is fun, too...--The New York Times "Heather has two mommies--and a new look! Newman's picture book about Heather and her mommies first appeared 25 years ago as the product of desktop publishing and a determination to create a story reflecting family diversity. This updated version includes new illustrations by the commercially successful Cornell, which supply humor and avoid lesbian stereotypes that dogged earlier versions. . . . Welcome back to Heather and her mommies."--Kirkus Reviews The author's text is simple yet powerful in its ability to move readers of all ages. Cornell's fluid watercolor and gouache illustrations breathe life into this delightful story. Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty and joy of diversity.... Readers will be warmed by this glimpse into Heather's family, whether revisiting the text or experiencing it for the first time.--School Library Journal The details are different, but the nontraditional-ness is held in common.--The Horn Book Though a quarter of a century has passed, the book holds up well. With new illustrations and a slightly revised text, it remains a charming, sweet-spirited story that still fills a need...Newman and her new illustrator Cornell deserve kudos for bringing fresh life to this standard title.--Booklist Online Now a modern classic, the children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" is the perfect Mother's Day book, times two.--Los Angeles Times About The Author Lesléa Newman is the author of more than sixty books for children and adults, including October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. A former poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, she lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Laura Cornell has illustrated many books for children, including the best-selling picture books by Jamie Lee Curtis. She lives in New York City.
Such a Fun Age - by Kiley Reid (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsAuthor: Kiley ReidAge Range: AdultFeatured book lists: New York Times BestsellersLanguage: English About The Author Kiley Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Her short stories have been featured in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina. Reid lives in Philadelphia. About the Book "Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other"-- Book Synopsis AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK "The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly "A great way to kick off 2020." --Washington Post "I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." --NPR A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times. Review Quotes A 2020 NAACP Image Award Finalist A Marie Claire #ReadWithMC Book Club PickA Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Pick A WNYC Get Lit With All of It Book Club Pick "Reid constructs a plot so beautifully intricate and real and fascinating that readers will forget it's also full of tough questions about race, class and identity....With this entertaining novel, Reid subverts our notions of what it means to write about race and class in America, not to mention what it means to write about love. In short, it's a great way to kick off 2020." ---Washington Post "A complex, layered page-turner...This is a book that will read, I suspect, quite differently to various audiences--funny to some, deeply uncomfortable and shamefully recognizable to others--but whatever the experience, I urge you to read Such a Fun Age. Let its empathetic approach to even the ickiest characters stir you, allow yourself to share Emira's millennial anxieties about adulting, take joy in the innocence of Briar's still-unmarred personhood, and rejoice that Kiley Reid is only just getting started." --NPR "Kiley Reid has written the most provocative page-turner of the year....[Such a Fun Age] nestl[es] a nuanced take on racial biases and class divides into a page-turning saga of betrayals, twists, and perfectly awkward relationships....The novel feels bound for book-club glory, due to its sheer readability. The dialogue crackles with naturalistic flair. The plotting is breezy and surprising. Plus, while Reid's feel for both the funny and the political is undeniable, she imbues her flawed heroes with real heart." --Entertainment Weekly "Such a Fun Age is blessedly free of preaching, but if Reid has an ethos, it's attention: the attention Emira pays to who Briar really is, and the attention that Alix fails to pay to Emira, instead spending her time thinking about her....The novel is often funny and always acute, but never savage; Reid is too fascinated by how human beings work to tear them apart. All great novelists are great listeners, and Such a Fun Age marks the debut of an extraordinarily gifted one." --Slate "[A] funny, fast-paced social satire about privilege in America...Beneath her comedy of good intentions, [Reid] stages a Millennial bildungsroman that is likely to resonate with 20-something postgraduates scrambling to get launched in just about any American city." --The Atlantic "Provocative...Surprisingly resonant insights into the casual racism in everyday life, especially in the America of the liberal elite." --The New York Times Book Review "Fun is the operative word in Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid's delectably discomfiting debut. The buzzed-about novel takes a thoroughly modern approach to the timeless upstairs-downstairs trope....Told from alternating points of view, the novel loops through vibrant vignettes set in reggaeton nightclubs and Philadelphia farmers markets before landing firmly on one side of the maternal divide....This page-turner goes down like comfort food, but there's no escaping the heartburn." --Vogue "Buoyed by a tight narrative structure, Such a Fun Age is a compulsive read whose dark humor comes at the expense of Emira, who often finds herself sitting in the wormy discomfort of a social faux pas." --Elle "[Such a Fun Age] grapples with racism and nods to titans of literature....[A] vivid page-turner [that] explores agency and culpability through the entangled lives of Emira and her employer, Alix." --Vanity Fair "Such a Fun Age keeps it real on race, wealth, and class....Subtly illustrat[es] the systemic racism in America and the ways that we're routinely perpetuating it or being subjected to it on a daily basis. The question that will sit with readers for days after finishing the book: What role do I play?" --Marie Claire "If you don't read [Such a Fun Age] soon, you will have nothing to talk about at book clubs, dinner parties, playgroups, or friend drinks. Kiley Reid's debut novel...is getting raves and making waves." --Glamour "[A] sparkling debut...[Such A Fun Age is] an entertaining tale with plenty to say about race, human connection, and the pitfalls of good intentions." --People (Book of the Week) "Such a Fun Age tackles big issues--race, class, employer-caregiver tensions--through a riveting story." --Real Simple "Crack open Kiley Reid's buzzy, addictive debut, Such a Fun Age--you'll inhale it. Reid deftly reveals a surprising overlap between a twentysomething babysitter's and her well-to-do employer's very different circles, then plunks you down to wait for the collision." --Martha Stewart Living "[An] interesting look at how Millennials navigate pre-existing concepts of race, classism, micro-aggressions, and transactional relationships." --Teen Vogue "An exploration of race and racism and misguided perceptions of the issue, executed with wit and a sharp edge...[Such a Fun Age] reveals how trapped black people who work in service jobs for white people feel, how easily privileged whites--who would protest any claims of prejudice--can fetishize blacks, or fail to see them as fully three-dimensional humans. And yes, dear reader, you are implicated in this too." --The Boston Globe "A bold, urgent, essential exploration of race, class, labor, friendship, identity and self-delusion, both deliciously readable and incredibly complex. This smart, quick-paced novel tracks the fallout and triumphs that follow its characters' slightest gestures and impulses. Without ever resorting to didactic tones or prescriptive proclamations, Reid portrays the way different bodies are read in public spaces....From a craft perspective, Reid's debut is an exemplar novel: Each character's voice is perfectly distinct in dialogue; each text message is plausible, powerful. There is humor [and] not a small amount of suspense....Not a word is wasted, and not a nuance goes unnoticed in this masterwork." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "With concise writing and characters who continually reveal new layers, Such a Fun Age uses a modern setting to examine age-old topics such as race, class and transactional relationships. It's a rewarding read, not just because those topics are important, but also because readers will be thinking about them long after the last page." --San Francisco Chronicle "By blurring the lines between hero and villain, victim and tormenter, Reid sets out to examine who's complicit in racism and the insidious, subtler forms by which prejudice sometimes exerts itself in Such a Fun Age." --NBC News "[Such a Fun Age] will leave you on the edge of your seat..." --theSkimm (Skimm Reads) "A sharply clever debut novel about the uneasy relationship between a privileged young woman, Alix, and her black babysitter, Emira, who is stopped by a security guard one night while taking care of Alix's child. All manner of awkwardness ensues." --New York Post "With all its awkwardness and tension considered, Such a Fun Age is immensely readable, almost unbelievably so. The pages fly, relaxed with frequent dialogue and references to social media and paced impeccably by the compelling triangles between Alix, Emira and the various relationships (transactional, romantic) that bind them....The sweet-and-sour spot between heavy and light, a book about difficulty and nuance, specifically regarding class, money, and race." --Michigan Daily "Witty and biting...[Reid] is writing smart, accomplished satire here. The prose is so accessible and immediate that it seems to turn transparent as water as you read, but it's laced with telling details about liberal racial politics....[Such a Fun Age's] satire never overwhelms its empathy toward its characters. That's what makes them feel like fully realized people--and what makes their casual bourgeois racism so painfully, cringingly familiar to read." --Vox "Instantly compelling, this debut novel from bold new voice Kiley Reid is poised to be one of 2020's most-talked-about books....Braids coincidence with pitch-perfect dialogue as it dives deep into the uncomfortable dynamics of race and privilege. It's also hilariously astute about myriad other aspects of modern life, from dating to dï¿½cor." --Net-a-Porter "[A] canny, scintillating, and deeply thoughtful exploration of race, class, and privilege." --Buzzfeed"A searing commentary on race and privilege." --Refinery29 "[A] sharp and gripping debut...Written with both empathy and unflinching candor, Reid's novel delivers piercing social commentary on race and privilege in America that will have you contemplating it long after you finish reading." --BookRiot "This exploration of racial tensions and privilege reveals that the best intentions don't always stem from sheer goodwill." --Domino "It's smary, wry, plot-driven, and all about how earnest white people so often get race majorly wrong." --Bustle "A smart, thoughtful novel that you will want to discuss with your friends. Perfect for book clubs." --PopSugar "[A] narrative rife with empathy as it explores race, privilege, and what happens when we do the right things for the wrong reasons." --Shondaland "Kiley Reid tackles the white savior complex and transactional relationships in her hilarious and relevant debut....Such a Fun Age captures the consequences of unexamined privilege while also bringing to light the discomfort of post-graduate limbo....A smart, engaging novel packed with nuance." --Bust "Curious, empathetic Sags will fall for this debut novel, a coming of age story about a young black babysitter and the white woman she works for, which also happens to be one of the most anticipated books of the month." --Lit Hub, Astrology Book Club "This novel about race and privilege is the book we all need to read as the 2020 election year approaches." --Electric Literature "It's timely, the characters are fantastic, but, more than that, it's in the literary space but almost has the pacing of a thriller. It's a magic trick of a book." --LitReactor "Readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories that tackle serious issues with a touch of wit will find this a worthy alternative to a wild night out." --Ms. Magazine "Reid's clear writing style is the perfectly invisible backdrop to the action. Her dialogue is witty and authentic....As the drama unfolds, Such a Fun Age sucks you in and surprises you. With this debut novel, Reid provides a fresh look at how racial anxieties can drive both healthy and heated conversations about race, while exposing toxic relationships." --Chicago Review of Books "Kiley Reid doesn't shy away from tackling tough contemporary topics like class, race and privilege, yet she manages to thoroughly entertain the reader while delivering social commentary. This fast-paced story feels like a romp, but underneath, you'll find currents of strained relationships, the ripple effect of transactional relationships, and bouts of anxiety and humiliation."--The Addison County Independent "Reflecting on themes of race, class, friendship, and romance, Reid has written a page-turner for our time, one that you can speed through in a day but will likely mull over for much longer." --Here Magazine "One of the most incisive books I've read about race and class in modern-day America. It's also really funny. And fun...It also has one of the most exquisitely awkward Thanksgiving dinners I've ever read." --WBEZ ("Nerdette") "[A] lighthearted yet searing look at the racial and social divisions in America." --Augusta Chronicle "[A] deft and heartfelt exploration of race, class, parenthood, and youth." --Business Insider "Darkly humorous." --Suitcase Magazine "To call this a novel about race would be to diminish its considerable powers, just as to focus on race alone is to diminish a human being. It skillfully interweaves race-related explorations with astute musings on friendship, motherhood, marriage, love and more, underlining that there's so much more to us than skin. This is the calling card of a virtuoso talent, a thrilling millennial spin on the 19th-century novel of manners that may call to mind another recent literary sensation." --The Guardian "A new literary star...What a joy to find a debut novel so good that it leaves you looking forward to the rest of its author's career. With an unfussy, witty voice comparable to American contemporaries Curtis Sittenfeld and Taffy Brodesser-Akner, in Such a Fun Age Kiley Reid has painted a portrait of the liberal middle class that resonates far beyond its Philadelphia setting....A tantalizingly plotted tale about the way we live now: about white guilt and virtue-signaling, but also about the uneven dynamic between domestic staff and their employers....Such a Fun Agespeaks for itself; I suspect it will turn its writer into a star." --The Times (UK) "Flawlessly paced...Reid writes with a confidence and verve that produce magnetic prose, and she's a whiz at dialogue....While race dominates, Reid is far too engaged a writer to let it define a narrative that has equally incisive observations to share about everything from maternal ambivalence to dating mores. Hypocrisy and forgiveness get a look in, and in some respects, this is a novel that's as much about money and class as anything. All in all, it's a crackling debut--charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning." --The Observer (UK) "The first chapter of Kiley Reid's debut, Such a Fun Age, might be one of the most powerful opening scenes you'll read in the coming months....These first few pages set the tone for what follows: a subtle exploration of not just racial dynamics, but motherhood, work, emotional labor, female friendship and how to find your place in the world....The pages sing with charisma and humor." --Sunday Times Style (UK) "Smart, fast-paced and beautifully observed, Reid tackles timely themes around race and political correctness with wit and verve." --The Mail on Sunday (UK) "A whip-smart, keenly observed and thought-provoking examination of privilege, race and gender." --Daily Mail (UK) "Reid is wincingly good on the well-intentioned attitudes that mainly serve to sooth white liberal consciences but her eye for social comedy roves far and wide....A smart, witty debut that smuggles sharp points about racial blindness, privilege and the gig economy inside a zesty comedy of manners." --Metro (UK) "[A] compelling indictment of humans, of how we interact with ourselves and each other. . . Reid is joyously funny on the wokeness of the white progressive liberal [yet] the novel undermines stereotypes even as it courts them." --Financial Times "Reid explores privilege and the problematic nature of the white savior in a debut you won't be able to put down." --Bookish "Brilliant...Witty, relevant, and thought-provoking, Such a Fun Age tackles issues of race, privilege, and the nature of transactional relationships." --BookBub "The strength of Such a Fun Age lies in Reid's even hand with both Emira and Alix, whose points of view switch off fairly regularly throughout the novel. Neither character is archetypal: Emira is levelheaded but frustratingly aimless, and Alix is entitled without being risible--well, until the book's end....[A] conversation starter of a debut novel." --Shelf Awareness "Briskly told and devilishly well-plotted. . . Kiley Reid's game-changing debut novel is rooted in classic dialogue-driven storytelling and is a marker for precisely where our culture is today. . . Such a Fun Age hits every note just right....What takes the book to the next level is its willingness to go beyond where the story naturally leads....Smart, witty and even a bit sly, this penetrating social commentary is also one of this year's most readable novels." --BookPage (starred review) "Reid's debut sparkles with sharp observations and perfect details--food, dï¿½cor, clothes, social media, etc.--and she's a dialogue genius.. . . Her evenhandedness with her varied cast of characters is impressive.. . . Charming, challenging, and so interesting you can hardly put it down." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful, but unforced way." --Library Journal (starred review) "Reid crafts a nuanced portrait of a young black woman struggling to define herself apart from the white people in her life who are all too ready to speak and act on her behalf....Reid excels at depicting subtle variations and manifestations of self-doubt, and astutely illustrates how, when coupled with unrecognized white privilege, this emotional and professional insecurity can result in unintended--as well as willfully unseen--consequences. This is an impressive, memorable first outing." --Publishers Weekly "In her smart and timely debut, Reid has her finder solidly on the pulse of the pressures and ironies inherent in social media, privilege, modern parenting, racial tension, and political correctness." --Booklist "Reid is a sharp and delightful storyteller, with a keen eye, buoyant prose, and twists that made me gasp out loud. Such a Fun Age is a gripping page-turner with serious things to say about racism, class, gender, parenting, and privilege in modern America." --Madeline Miller, author of Circe "Such a Fun Age is a startling, razor-sharp debut. Kiley Reid has written a book with no easy answers, instead, filling her story with delicious gray areas and flawed points of view. It's both wildly fun and breathtakingly wise, deftly and confidently confronting issues of race, class, and privilege. I have to admit, I'm in awe." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six "An amazing debut...A sort of modern Austen-esque take on racism and modern liberal sensibilities...except that description makes it sound far more serious and less clever than it is. [Kiley Reid] has a forensic eye." --Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You "This is a deft coming-of-age story for the current American moment, one written so confidently it's hard to believe it's a first novel. Kiley Reid explores serious issues--race, class, sex, power, ambition, and what it's like to live in our hyperconnected world--with a light touch and sly humor." --Rumaan Alam, author of That Kind of Mother "Kiley Reid's propulsive, page-turning book is full of complex characters and even more complex truths. This is a bullseye of a debut." --Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers "This is not a world of easy answers but one in which intentions don't match actions and expectations don't match consequences, where it is possible to mean something partly good and do something mostly bad. The result is both unsparing and compassionate, impossible to read without wincing in recognition--and questioning yourself. Such a Fun Age is nothing short of brilliant, and Kiley Reid is the writer we need now." --Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists "Kiley Reid's witty debut asks complicated questions around race, domestic work, and the transactional nature of each." --Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of Heads of the Colored People "Kiley Reid has written a timely novel that asks what we owe to those we care for in this complicated world. With intimate, touching observations, Reid details the lives of two complicated, loving women who are trying to figure out how to live their best lives in a world that does not always make space for them to do so." --Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman "Such a Fun Age is such a fabulous book-a crisp, wry, and insightful novel about class, race, and relationships. Kiley Reid is a gifted young writer with a generosity that makes her keen social eye that much funnier and sharper." --Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins "Gripping, substantive, complicated, compelling, and just plain true....These characters laid claim to me, and their stories became important to me in the way art does that to its readers, viewers, listeners....Such a fantastic, serious, and, I should say, fun read." --Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers"The first time in a long time that I had a novel glued to my hands for two days...Such a Fun Age is so witty, so touching and humane. Just utterly phenomenal." --Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist "Such a Fun Age is such a fresh voice. It's a unique, honest portrayal of what it's like to be a black woman in America today. Kiley Reid has delivered a poignant novel that could not be more necessary." --Lena Waithe #1 Indie Next Pick#1 LibraryReads Pick One of...The New York Times' 10 Books to Watch for in January USA Today's 5 Books Not to Miss Vogue's Best Books of WinterElle's Best Books of 2020 So FarMarie Claire's 10 Best Books of Winter 2019 Real Simple's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 People's Book of the Week Glamour's Best Books of 2020 (So Far) Vulture's 32 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020New York Post's Best Books of the Week theSkimm's Reads PicksParade's Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020PopSugar's 22 Best Books of WinterSheReads' Most Anticipated Books of 2020Refinery29's 11 Books to Stay Inside With This Winter Domino's What to Read This WinterE! 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Meghan Sparkle and the Royal Baby - by Rosie Greening (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.2 Inches (H) x 10 Inch (W) x .2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Fantasy & MagicFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Make Believe IdeasAuthor: Rosie GreeningAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book A sweet rhyming story about siblings, with color-changing sequins on the cover! Book Synopsis When a new royal baby is born, everyone is happy except Princess Meghan Sparkle--she thinks her sibling is too loud and she can't understand her crying! But soon, her ocean friends help her see just how fun siblings can be.Children will love reading this beautifully illustrated story about siblings and touching the color-changing sequins on the cover.
I Am Watching - by Emma Kavanagh (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Publishing CorporationAuthor: Emma KavanaghAge Range: AdultBook theme: CrimeLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Kavanagh keeps the suspense high to the chilling conclusion." --Publishers Weekly From a distance, they seem to be sleeping. Three bodies, sitting propped up against the ancient stones of Hadrian's Wall. Until a closer look reveals the horror of their too-white faces. The victims were found by schoolgirl Isla Bell, out on an early morning run along the historic site. That day changed the small town of Briganton forever, and shaped Isla's life. Twenty years later, she's a professor of criminal psychology, wrestling with the question that still haunts her: why? Why did Heath McGowan kill those people--and two more besides--before he was finally caught by Isla's police detective father? At last, Isla has a chance to get answers when Heath agrees to take part in her research. Isla's husband, Ramsey--the only one of Heath's victims to survive--cautions her against the meeting. But no matter how ready Isla feels to peer within a killer's mind, there is no way to prepare for the fresh horror about to engulf Briganton. Another body is found, displayed just as before . . . and then another. Is this a copycat, or could the truth be darker still? "The red herring-filled conclusion should surprise even the most careful reader." --Kirkus Reviews "Smart, fierce, and absorbing, this is a novel that begs to be read deep into the night."--Foreword Reviews Review Quotes Praise for The Missing Hours "We predict big things for Emma Kavanagh . . . addictive." --Good Housekeeping "A born storyteller with room to grow." --Publishers Weekly "Sensationally ensnares its readers, this time into a tale of ransom, woe and disrepute." --Vogue About The Author Emma Kavanagh is the acclaimed UK bestselling author of The Missing Hours. Born and raised in South Wales, she is a former police and military psychologist. After completing her PhD, Emma began her own consultancy business, providing training to police and military across the UK and Europe. She taught police officers and NATO personnel about the psychology of critical incidents, terrorism, body recovery and hostage negotiation. She has run around muddy fields taking part in tactical exercises, has designed live fire training events, has been a VIP under bodyguard protection and has fired more than her fair share of weapons. She is married with two small sons and considers herself incredibly privileged to get to make up stories for a living.
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Never Touch a Dinosaur - by Stuart Lynch (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.2 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsGenre: Juvenile FictionFormat: Board BookAuthor: Stuart LynchAge Range: Baby - 3 Years
The Water Keeper - by Charles Martin (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: SouthernFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thomas NelsonAuthor: Charles MartinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charles Martin comes a riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds. Book Synopsis A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.With Charles Martin's trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.Praise for The Water Keeper: "I'm telling you, it's an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I've ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world." --Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin"Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he's done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters." --Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway"In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you'll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles's books you never finish it--you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won't be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the short list of contemporary authors I recommend above all others." --Robert Whitlow, bestselling authorPart of The Murphy Shepherd novels: Book 1: The Water KeeperBook 2: The Letter Keeper (available June 2021)Full-length novel (c. 110,000 words)Includes Discussion Questions for Book ClubsAlso by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry
Finn & Poe Adventure - by Cavan Scott (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Science FictionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Disney Lucasfilm PressAuthor: Cavan ScottAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Join Finn, Poe and BB-8 as they journey across the galaxy after the events of The Last Jedi on an important mission for the Resistance in the fourth book of the Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny series. With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to think on their feet to keep these Resistance heroes safe from the First Order! Book Synopsis Join Finn, Poe and BB-8 as they journey across the galaxy after the events of The Last Jedi on an important mission for the Resistance in the fourth book of the Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny series. With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to think on their feet to keep these Resistance heroes safe from the First Order!Check our the entire Choose Your Destiny series!An Obi-Wan & Anakin AdventureA Finn and Poe AdventureA Han and Chewie AdventureA Luke and Leia Adventure About The Author Cavan Scott is one of the writers of Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space and IDW Publishing's Star Wars Adventures comic book series. When he's not playing in a galaxy far, far away, Cavan has also written for such popular franchises as Doctor Who, Pacific Rim, Vikings, Star Trek, Adventure Time, and Penguins of Madagascar. You can find him online at www.cavanscott.com. Elsa Charretier is a French comic book artist and comic book writer. After debuting on C.O.W.L. at Image Comics, Elsa cocreated The Infinite Loop with writer Pierrick Colinet at IDW. She has worked at DC Comics (Starfire, Bombshells, Harley Quinn), launched The Unstoppable Wasp at Marvel, and recently completed the art for the adaptation of Windhaven by George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle (Bantam Books). She is currently writing two creator-owned series and has illustrated the first issue of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny for IDW.
The Very Fairy Princess (Hardcover) by Julie Andrews
Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 9.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Imagination + Play, General, Girls + WomenFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little, Brown & CoAuthor: Julie AndrewsAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The bestselling mother-daughter team introduces a spunky new character in this picture book that is sure to have readers young and old following Geraldine's lead in expressing their inner sparkle. Full color. Book Synopsis While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all twirls and tiaras - as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day! This new picture book addition to the Julie Andrews Collection features the joyful illustrations of Christine Davenier, and is sure to inspire that sparkly feeling within the hearts of readers young and old. About The Author Julie Andrews's legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, as well as multiple films, television shows, album releases, concert tours, directing assignments, and the world of children's publishing. In 2000 the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. Her many other honors include a Kennedy Center honor in the fall of 2001. She was married to film director Blake Edwards for forty-one years, and the couple have five children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Emma Walton Hamilton is an award-winning writer, producer and arts educator. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has written over thirty books for children and young adults. Emma is on the faculty of Stony Brook University's MFA in Creative Writing, where she serves as director of the Children's Lit Fellows and the Young Artists and Writers Project.
Pete the Cat: Secret Agent - by James Dean & Kimberly Dean (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inch (W) x .2 Inch (D)Weight: .2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsSeries Title: Pete the CatFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: James Dean & Kimberly DeanAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: CatsLanguage: English About the Book "Secret Agent Meow, a.k.a. Pete the Cat, is on a top-secret mission. He can't ask any of his friends for help, because he's undercover and no one knows his true identity--not even Bob! But with his handy spy watch, secret-catcher, and most of all, meow-mobile, Agent Meow is ready to crack the case! Or is he in for one groovy surprise?"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis Meet Secret Agent Meow, also known as Pete the Cat, who is on a top secret mission in this fun 8x8 storybook with over 30 stickers!After some unusual activity, Pete the Cat must go undercover as Secret Agent Meow in Pete the Cat: Secret Agent by New York Times bestselling creators Kimberly and James Dean.With his handy spy watch, secret catcher, and his meow-mobile, Agent Meow is ready to crack the case! What could the big surprise be?
Locked on (Paperback) by Tom Clancy
Dimensions (Overall): 7.42 Inches (H) x 4.62 Inches (W) x 1.28 Inches (D)Weight: .61 PoundsNumber of Pages: 584Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Action + ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAuthor: Tom ClancyAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book Coming out of retirement to run for president, Jack Ryan finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes attack from his opponent as his close comrade, John Clark, is the subject of treacherous charges, at the same time Jack Ryan, Jr. and other members of Campus struggle to stop terrorists. Book Synopsis Jack Ryan Jr.--along with the covert warriors of the Campus--continues to uphold his legendary father's legacy of courage and honor in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy.Privately training with special forces, he's honing his combat skills to continue his work within the Campus, hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can--even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns to become President of the United States again. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately-funded vendetta to discredit him and connect him to a mysterious killing in his longtime ally John Clark's past. All they have to do is catch him. With Clark on the run, it's up to Jack Jr. to stop a growing threat emerging in the Middle East, where a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure four nuclear warheads they can use to blackmail any world power into submission--or face annihilation. Review Quotes Praise for Locked On "Clancy's at top of his game."--Chicago Tribune "A winner...The novel's premises are all too plausible--which is what makes Locked On so exciting...Hard to put down"--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette More Praise for Tom Clancy"He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale."--The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant describer of events."--The Washington Post "No one can equal his talent for making military electronics and engineering intelligible and exciting...He remains the best!"--Houston Chronicle About The Author A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October--the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels--sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science. In his research for the Gray Man novels, including Mission Critical, Agent in Place, Gunmetal Gray, Back Blast, Dead Eye, Ballistic, On Target, and The Gray Man, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect, Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, and Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance. With Tom Clancy, he coauthored Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority.
Tutu-rrific! ( Pinkalicious: I Can Read!, Level 1) (Paperback) by Victoria Kann
Dimensions (Overall): 8.7 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)Weight: .15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Readers / Beginner, Performing Arts / Dance, Girls + WomenSeries Title: Pinkalicious: I Can Read!, Level 1Format: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollins Children's BooksAuthor: Victoria KannAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "Based on the HarperCollins book Pinkalicious written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, illustrated by Victoria Kann."--Page opposite title page. Book Synopsis Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peterrific on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!A fun Pinkalicious I Can Read story about ballet from New York Times bestselling author Victoria KannPinkalicious can't wait to go to ballet class with her best friend, Alison, but things take a turn when there's a mix-up and Pinkalicious ends up in the big kids' class. Will Pinkalicious get lost among the dancers, or will she be able to jump to new heights?Perfect for little ballerinas everywhere, Pinkalicious: Tutu-rrific is a Level One I Can Read adventure and is carefully crafted using short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. From the Back Cover Pinkalicious can't wait to go to ballet class, but things take a turn when Pinkalicious ends up in the big kids' class. Will Pinkalicious get lost among the dancers, or will she be able to jump to new heights?
Simply Delicious Vegan - by Caitlin Shoemaker (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 2.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: VeganFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ABRAMSAuthor: Caitlin ShoemakerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Caitlin Shoemaker, vegan and health-world influencer and creator of the blog From My Bowl, shares the laid-back kitchen magic of her simple, flavorful recipes. Simply Delicious Vegan proves that unprocessed, plant-based food doesn't have to be expensive, complicated, or boring -- and even better, it can make you feel (and look) your absolute best. Complete with personal tips for creating a glowingly healthy and happier life, this book offers 100 recipes that check every box and fit easily into real life. Gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free, Simply Delicious Vegan will help you feel energized and centered" -- Book Synopsis Caitlin Shoemaker shares plant-based, recipes that maximize health and flavor and fit into any budget Caitlin Shoemaker, vegan and health-world inﬂuencer and creator of the blog From My Bowl, shares the laid-back kitchen magic of her simple, ﬂavorful recipes. Simply Delicious Vegan proves that unprocessed, plant-based food doesn't have to be expensive, complicated, or boring--and even better, it can make you feel (and look) your absolute best. Complete with personal tips for creating a glowingly healthy and happier life, this book oﬀers 100 recipes that check every box and ﬁt easily into real life. Gluten-free, oil-free, and reﬁned sugar-free, Simply Delicious Vegan will help you feel energized and centered. About The Author Caitlin Shoemaker is the recipe developer, photographer, and creative mind behind the food and lifestyle brand From My Bowl, founded in 2016.
This Fight Is Our Fight : The Battle to Save America's Middle Class - by Elizabeth Warren (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 337Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Elizabeth WarrenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now ... she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, [an] ... indictment of those who [she believes] have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a ... call to action"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis #1 New York Times bestsellerThe fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save itSenator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action. Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she's never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But now, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists--the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse.Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren's trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people--she won't sit down, she won't be silenced, and she will fight back. Review Quotes "This Fight Is Our Fight is a smart, tough-minded book....What Democrats need right now is a reason to keep fighting. And that's something Warren's muscular, unapologetic book definitely offers. It's an important contribution." --Paul Krugman, The New York Times Book Review"This Fight Is Our Fight provides an insider's look at the machinations that are undermining the U.S. economy and political system. Warren spells out what is happening and what needs to be done to reverse the slide....Warren is outspoken, personable, emphatic, dedicated....It is unusual for any politician to be so open." --New York Journal of Books"Girded for battle, the senior senator from Massachusetts forcefully lays out the bleak picture of an American government increasingly controlled by corporate greed and special interests....The author sounds the alarm that an oligarchy is in the making, and her urgency is palpable and necessary. Inspiring words to empower Warren's marching army."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About The Author Elizabeth Warren is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of several books, including A Fighting Chance, a national bestseller that received widespread critical acclaim. One of nation's most influential progressives, she has long been a champion of working families and the middle class. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann.
You're on an Airplane : A Self-mythologizing Memoir - by Parker Posey (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing ArtsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Penguin Group USAAuthor: Parker PoseyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book With a refreshing perspective on life in the spotlight, Parker Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. She delves into her personal style, as well as her approach to everyday life on and off set. Advice from her legendary Greenwich Village therapist Mildred Newman appears alongside poignant portrayals of painful relationships and the love she has for her dog, Gracie. Book Synopsis A National Bestseller Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself, You're On an Airplane is a delight in every way. In her first book, actress and star of movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, You've Got Mail, The House of Yes, and so many more, Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. A funny and colorful southern childhood prepared Posey for a life of creating and entertaining, which not only extends to acting but to the craft of pottery, sewing, collage, yoga, and cooking, all of which readers will find in this whimsical, hilarious, always entertaining book. Parker takes us into her childhood home, behind the scenes of the indie film revolution in the 90s, the delightful absurdity of the big-budget genre thrillers she's turned into art in a whole new way, and the creativity that will always be part of both her acting and her personal life. With Posey's memorable, hilarious, and poignant voice, her book gives the reader a feeling of traveling through not only a memoir, but an exploration, meditation, and celebration of what it means to be an artist. Buckle up and enjoy the journey. Review Quotes "Posey has a lot to say in You're on an Airplane ... Her style may seem dotty, but it's actually searingly direct. She tackles personal challenges that must have been painful...but still manages to find some loopy joy in the experience... She writes, jauntily, about her insecurities-her candor might even make you feel jaunty about your own." --Time A charming flight of fancy for Parker Posey.--The Columbus Dispatch "Excellent...a celebration of peculiarity."--Vogue "[You're on an Airplane] plays out on the page like an intimate performance you're privileged by chance to have caught...sublimely entertaining."--The Weekly Standard "[Parker Posey] has deigned to bless us with her infinite wisdom and enough personal anecdotes to satiate even her most rabid fans. Glory be: she has a narrative voice! And it's just as funny and insouciant as you might hope!"--Booklist "[Parker] writes hilariously and thoughtfully."--Kirkus Reviews "Posey's narrative is lighthearted and amusing, and it reveals her strong and independent spirit and serious devotion to acting. Indie film fans will especially enjoy this energetic romp through Posey's vibrant film career."--Publishers Weekly "Irreverent in the best way possible."--HelloGiggles About The Author Parker Posey is well known for her work with many independent filmmakers of her generation, including Richard Linklater, Hal Hartley, Zoe Cassavettes, and Rebecca Miller. Following her breakout role in the cult hit Dazed and Confused, she starred in Christopher Guest's classic mockumentaries and appeared in such Hollywood films as You've Got Mail, Superman Returns, Josie and the Pussycats, Scream 3, and Blade Trinity. Posey currently plays Dr. Smith in Netflix's remake of Lost in Space.
The Patriot Threat ( Cotton Malone) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Steve Berry
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 560Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Cotton Malone.Format: PaperbackPublisher: Minotaur Books.Author: Steve BerryAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department, Malone is now a retired bookshop owner in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files-the kind that could bring the United States to its knees-Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations about the dollar bill, Malone's high-stakes investigation will ultimately beg the question: What if the federal income tax is illegal? Now it's up to him to find the answer-at all costs"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis The history of America's income-tax law can be found in the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. But someone has unearthed a secret that calls that law into question. Now it's up to Cotton Malone to learn the truth. . . Once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department, Malone is now a retired bookshop owner in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files-the kind that could bring the United States to its knees-Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. Loaded with action, character sketches, [and] fascinating history...along the lines of The Da Vinci Code.-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations about the dollar bill, Malone's high-stakes investigation will ultimately beg the question: What if the federal income tax is illegal? Now it's up to him to find the answer-at all costs. One of Berry's best books to date.-The New York Times This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback. Review Quotes "One of Berry's best books to date." --The New York Times "Steve Berry is a master at weaving together historical details with fiction to create a spellbinding thriller...Suspenseful, entertaining and thought provoking. As usual, Berry's writing is smooth, the plot well thought out, and the characters realistic. Another winner from Steve Berry." --The Providence Journal "Cotton Malone is once again thrown into the midst of fast-paced international threats. The history in this novel is intriguing, even to non-history buffs." --RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "A fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller along the lines of The Da Vinci Code. [The Patriot Threat is] loaded with action, character sketches, fascinating history and Mr. Berry's liberal use of poetic license." --The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette About The Author STEVE BERRY is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels, and several standalones. He has 21 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves as a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.
How to Speak Dragonese ( How to Train Your Dragon) (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock) by Cressida Cowell (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 221Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous Stories, Action + Adventure / GeneralSeries Title: How to Train Your Dragon (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Little, Brown & CoAuthor: Cressida CowellAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Packed with energetic black-and-white drawings and plenty of action, this book tells the boisterous tale of a young heir to a Viking chiefdom who must hunt down the fiercest dragon in the land, but ends up with the smallest, most ornery dragon. Book Synopsis Don't miss a moment of the How to Train Your Dragon series, the bestselling, funny, action-packed books that inspired the hit movies! The story begins when Hiccup, his friend Fishlegs, and his cranky dragon Toothless get separated from their class during Boarding-an-Enemy-Ship practice. They accidentally board a prowling Roman galley intent on provoking war. When they rescue a tiny nanodragon, they uncover a plot to steal every dragon on the Isle of Berk! This is just the start to an epic adventure that will have kids laughing from start to finish, and shines with Cressida Cowell's trademark blend of action, humor, heart, and engaging illustrations. Review Quotes [Cressida Cowell] puts a contemporary spin on the old brains over brawn moral and brings the story to a climax with a thrilling dragon duel. Lots for lots of different readers to enjoy.--Books for Keeps Good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes.--Daily Echo How to Train Your Dragon is a delightful narrative caper... It offers a challenging read to 11-year-olds, and rewards reading aloud, especially for those who relish an element of theatre at story time.--Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald If you haven't discovered Hiccup yet, you're missing out on one of the greatest inventions of modern children's literature.--Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Raucous and slapstick...liberally illustrated with [Cressida Cowell's] riotous drawings, notes and maps.--The Financial Times This book is great fun and has a Blackadderish sense of humour... full of the sort of jokes that will make schoolboys snigger.--Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Vikings, dragons, Romans and mayhem cavort across the pages in their usual irreverent and hilarious style.--School Librarian About The Author Cressida Cowell lives in London with her husband, Simon; children Maisie, Clementine, and Alexander; and two cats, Lily and Baloo. In addition to translating Hiccup's memoirs, she has written and illustrated picture books including Hiccup, the Viking Who Was Seasick, Little Bo Peep's Library Book, and That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. Her website is www.cressidacowell.co.uk.