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Go to Sleep, Little Farm Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544150140
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2nd, 2014

In the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown, Mary Lyn Ray presents a hushed picture book about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farm as all creatures prepare for sleep. Artist Christopher Silas Neal's classic illustrations quiet even the most restless little night owls with familiar childlike imagery and the comforts of routine. All is well, it reminds them. Now is the time for dreams.

Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544088900
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2nd, 2014

With nothing to do, the five little monkeys make the household chores a fun--and messy--adventure in this sturdy board book edition.
When five little monkeys ask for something to do, cleaning the house for Grandma Bessie's visit isn't exactly what they had in mind. But leave it to those mischievous monkeys to find a way to make housework fun . . . and messy! Features Eileen Christelow's irresistible monkey art in a sturdy board book edition perfect for repeat readings.

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544302365
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2nd, 2014

In this sturdy board book, the five little monkeys and Mama can't wait to sell their old car and get a new one. But who will buy it? Perhaps those clever monkeys can convince their cranky crocodile neighbors that what they really need is . . . yes, a car!
The five little monkeys and Mama are eager to get a new car. The five little monkeys clean and paint their old car until it sparkles like new. But who will buy it? Perhaps those clever monkeys can convince their cranky crocodile neighbors that what they really need is . . . yes, a car! Lively verse and Eileen Christelow's inimitably comic illustrations put the five little monkeys in the driver's seat in more ways than one. This sturdy board book edition is perfect for repeat readings.

Bats in the Band Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544105690
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - August 5th, 2014

The symphonious companion to Brian Lies's bestselling bat books series where the Bats take a break from the Beach, the Library, and the Ballgame to strike up the band, celebrate, and share music. A must-have addition to a child's first rhythmic and rhyming picture book library.
The look on our faces is easy to read:
a little night music is just what we need!

A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater, already echoing and booming with delightful sounds of music. Bat music-plunky banjoes, bat-a-tat drums, improvised instruments, country ballads, and the sweet cries of a bat with the blues.

Join this one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the night, and the positive power of music. Brian Lies's newest celebration of bats and their dazzling, dizzying world will lift everyone's spirits with joyous noise and cheer!

The Witches' Supermarket Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544323582
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - August 26th, 2014

While trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Helen and her dog Martha happen upon an unusual supermarket. One for witches and cats only! This edition of the very first story about Martha from Martha Speaks includes spooky stickers.
"Has what it takes: suspense, humor, and intriguing clues. A book that's as much fun as Halloween itself." -School Library Journal

While trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Helen and her dog Martha (begrudgingly dressed as a cat) walk into a very unusual supermarket. One for witches and cats only! What will happen if the manager realizes the truth about them? This whimsical story by Susan Meddaugh is the first about Martha from PBS's Martha Speaks, before she got her paws on the alphabet soup that gave her the gift of gab.

This new 8" x 8" edition features a shiny foil cover and a sheet of stickers!

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 5 Cover Image
By Jack Burnett (Contribution by), Alice Cary (Contribution by), Gregory Danner (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9781571986139
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Published: Old Farmer's Almanac - September 3rd, 2013

Kids can't put it down! Parents can't wait to pick it up! Teachers give it high marks! Created for kids ages 8 and up, The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids features fascinating stories, fun facts, and activities that provide hours of edu-tainment. This brand-new edition in the biannual series includes chapters on . . .• Astronomy: with Moon tales and trivia; telling time by the stars; a visit to Venus• Calendar: unusual celebrations for every month (Limerick Day, Happy Cat Month, National Chemistry Week), with related activities to try anytime• Weather: what happens in a hurricane; a buganado blitz and other weird weather; a chilling peek at the South Pole• Food: the a-peel (get it?) and quirky uses of bananas (Sri Lankans use the stems to make shoe soles); a twisted history of pretzels• Nature: the world is alive with swamp creatures, howling wolves, cockroaches, and reindeer-oh, my!• In the Garden: advice for a fairy-tale garden of cabbages, pumpkins, and beans; a salsa princess; ideas for hosting a garden party• On the Farm: everything you didn't know about oats; quacky facts about ducks; Pennsylvania Dutch "sign language"• Sports: Old Home Day games; kids who joined the circus; how to get the knack of the hacky sack; ways to walk

Rumpelstiltskin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544066922
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 24th, 2013

Paul Galdone's striking retelling and spirited illustrations give new life to Grimm's classic tale of a strange little man who helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold. This addition to the Folk Tale Classics series has an enchanting new cover and is sure to please readers of all ages.

Paul Galdone's masterful storytelling brings new life to this familiar high-stakes tale of a mysterious little man who makes a devastating deal with the miller's daughter. Sold to a king who expects her to spin straw into gold, she promises Rumpelstilstkin the most valuable thing of all in exchange for his help, and she must outwit him when he comes to claim his due.

Children will delight in the illustrations, replete with details and rich colors. This new addition to the Folk Tale Classics series is an outstanding addition to any fairy tale collection.

Jack and the Beanstalk Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544066656
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 24th, 2013

Now part of the Folk Tale Classics series, Paul Galdone's version of the story an enterprising young man, a tiny magic bean, and a giant adventure is not to be missed! With lustrous, foil-accented covers and lively illustrations, these retellings are perfect for collecting and gift-giving.

Young readers are sure to delight in Galdone's version of this classic story, and the lively illustrations and rhythmic storytelling make it perfect for reading aloud with little ones. With a gorgeous cover in keeping with the rest of the Folk Tale Classics series, the story of Jack and his magic bean has never been more irresistible.

Very Little Red Riding Hood Cover Image
By Teresa Heapy, Sue Heap (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544280007
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2nd, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood is adorably re-cast as a very little precocious toddler in this modern, sweet retelling of the classic tale.

When Very Little Red Riding Hood encounters the Big Bad Wolf she cries, "A Foxie!" and gives him a huge hug. Her considerable charm and fearlessness quickly turn the Wolf from deadly foe to confused ally. At Grandma's (who is appropriately terrified at first), Wolf is invited in for an exhausting afternoon of tea parties, dancing, and hide-and-seek. But as parents will surely recognize, an over-tired and homesick pre-schooler is far scarier than any wolf. As Little Red melts down from missing her mummy, Wolf's moment of truth arrives and rather than "eat her up" he cheers her up and all three "sleep happily ever after."

This is the first book in a must-have read-aloud series of three, followed by Very Little Cinderella, and Very Little Sleeping Beauty.

Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544084599
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2nd, 2014

Can the five little monkeys bake Mama a surprise birthday cake without waking her up? This sturdy board book edition is perfect for repeat readings.
In this sturdy board book, the five little monkeys wake up with the sun. Today is their mama's birthday, and they are going to bake a cake. They'll have to measure the flour and mix in the right number of eggs, and get it all into the oven in time for the birthday surprise-without waking up Mama!
Eileen Christelow has created an original, high-energy romp, sure to delight any child who has tried to plan a surprise.

Little Blue Truck's Christmas Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544320413
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 23rd, 2014

The best-selling Little Blue Truck counts Christmas trees in a brand new gift book perfect for the holiday season.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don't forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue's new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that's sure to be the favorite treat of the season.

Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544325241
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 23rd, 2014

'Twas the Night Before Christmas has been in print for more than one hundred years, and this version of the beloved poem with classic illustrations, now part of the Folk Tale Classics series, has become as much a part of Christmas as Santa Claus.
Everyone knows the famous beginning to this beloved holiday poem: "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house . . ." Clement Moore's poem was written in 1822 and has been a holiday classic ever since. This edition, with gorgeous illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, was first published in 1912 and is considered by many to be the definitive version of the story.

This lovely tale is now a part of the Folk Tale Classics series, with gold foil stamping on the cover and full-color illustrations throughout. A beautiful and affordable edition of a classic, this book deserves a place in every child's library!

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544283299
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Published: Clarion Books - October 7th, 2014

Introducing a special anniversary edition of a modern children's classic.
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
The mama called the doctor. The doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
Even doctor's orders won't stop these silly monkeys from having their fun. But you'll never guess what Mama does when the five little monkeys finally do fall asleep!
Includes a free audio download, a "How to Draw a Monkey" activity, and music and lyrics for the much-loved song.

Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544233515
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 7th, 2014

The Caldecott Honor-winning duo get face-to-face with unique animals from around the world in this playful exploration of unusual animal facial features.

Dear axolotl: Why do you have feathers growing out of your head?

Axolotl: They aren't feathers-they're gills! They let me breathe underwater.
Let's face it. Even as babies, we humans pay close attention to faces. Observing another person's features and expressions tells us whether they are happy, angry, excited, or sad. And when we look at an animal, it's hard not to imagine that its face is communicating human feelings. This isn't true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that animal survive.
Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous-and very true-explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544279926
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 21st, 2014

From Caldecott-winner Virginia Lee Burton, a 75th anniversary edition with bonus downloadable audio read by Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick to celebrate this timeless picture book tale of transportation and cooperation.
Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers. When Mary Anne is destined for the scrap heap, the duo must dig their way out of trouble in this timeless tale of friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity. Includes bonus audio download performed by the Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick.

Blizzard Cover Image
By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423178651
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 30th, 2014

Blizzard is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy’s excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood’s immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street. In between the boy watches his familiar landscape transform into something alien, and readers watch him transform into a hero who puts the needs of others first. John uses an increasing amount of white space in his playful images, which include a gatefold spread of the boy's expedition to the store. This book about the wonder of a winter storm is as delicious as a mug of hot cocoa by the fire on a snowy day.

The Best American Comics Cover Image
By Scott McCloud (Editor), Bill Kartalopoulos (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780544106000
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 7th, 2014

Scott McCloud, "just about the smartest guy in comics" (Frank Miller), picks the best graphic pieces of the year.

"It's the perfect book to pick up to restore your faith in comics or help show infinite diversity in infinite combinations on display on paper using the world's greatest artform." - Comics Bulletin

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction - from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web - to make a unique, stunning collection. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) called guest editor Scott McCloud "just about the smartest guy in comics."

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Renovation Guide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544286375
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Published: Better Homes and Gardens Books - September 2nd, 2014

This essential resource will walk homeowners through the decision-making process for a kitchen or bath renovation to create the perfect space
This indispensable reference covers everything homeowners need to know about making over the two rooms that yield the most resale value. Information is included for all stages of a kitchen or bath remodel, from inspiring before-and-after images to tips on getting started, with easy-to-read lists and sidebars on topics such as setting a budget and hiring professionals. Chapters highlight floor plan ideas, decorating styles, storage solutions, and lifestyle design choices. Plus, a handy shopping guide helps renovators choose key products, from kitchen cabinetry and cooktops to bathroom sinks and lighting. Complete with an appendix of checklists, this go-to guide is perfect for homeowners ready to update their spaces as well as those just looking for new ideas for renovations in the future.

Minecraft: Combat Handbook: An Official Mojang Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545685160
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. How will you survive? The OFFICIAL COMBAT HANDBOOK will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players. You can learn how to build a fort, craft armor and weapons, set mob traps, defeat your enemies in one-on-one combat, and battle your way out of the Nether and the End. With tips from Minecraft experts, as well as developer Jeb and creator Notch himself, you'll be a Minecraft warrior in no time!

My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316070294
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2014

Bestselling and Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown's story about a young boy who runs into his "monstrous" teacher outside of school...and realizes she might be nicer than he thought.

A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem.

Each page is filled with "monstrous" details that will have kids reading the story again and again. Peter Brown takes a universal and timeless theme, and adds his own humorous spin to create another winner of a picture book.

This Is a Moose Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316213608
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

A hilarious picture book about a family of moose on a movie set who refuse to be typecast, from #1 New York Times bestselling artist Tom Lichtenheld!

Lights! Camera! Moose!

MOOSE? Yes, Moose! When a movie director tries to capture the life of a moose on film, he's in for a big surprise. It turns out the moose has a dream bigger then just being a moose--he wants to be an astronaut and go to the moon.

His forest friends step in to help him, and action ensues. Lots of action. Like a lacrosse-playing grandma, a gigantic slingshot into space, and a flying, superhero chipmunk.

In this hilarious romp, Richard T. Morris and bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld remind us to dream big and, when we do, to aim for the moon.

Sure Signs of Crazy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316210492
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 20th, 2014

An astonishing debut coming-of-age novel starring the unique and unforgettable 12-year-old Sarah Nelson, now in paperback.

Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.

I should know.

You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two.

Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home.

Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family's Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a "typical boring Sarah Nelson summer," this one might just turn out to be extraordinary.

The Pigeon Needs a Bath! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423190875
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2014

The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about
that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some
serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.

File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316284035
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries!

Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries.

have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a
specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight -- strange things
are happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea. Called upon to
investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects
clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the
investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to
the back of the book to see the solution revealed.

delicious read that welcomes readers into Lemony Snicket's world of
deep mystery, mysterious depth, deductive reasoning, and reasonable

The School for Good and Evil Cover Image
By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062104908
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Published: HarperCollins - April 15th, 2014

Welcome to a dazzling new world, where the only way to ace your fairy
tale classes…is to live through them. A wicked fairy tale riff by debut
novelist Soman Chainani!
Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) for The School for Good and Evil.
But their assumed destinies are reversed: Sophie’s dumped in the School
for Evil and into Uglification and Henchmen Training classes, while
Agatha attends Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication at the School
for Good.
When a certain prince Charming (son of King Arthur) is thrown into the
mix, and the Trial by Tale and Circus of Talents-”friendly”
match-ups-pit the students against one another, anything can happen. And
since Sophie’s unleashed her superior skills in class, she’s poised to
claim the top spot as #1 villainess.
Now there’s no telling what will happen to the Snow Ball, the School for
Good’s most ferocious competition of all. If a princess-in-training
doesn’t get asked to the ball, she fails, but crossing Sophie could
bring on a fate worse than being turned into a helpful rodent.
Enchanted fans of Roald Dahl, Shannon Hale, and Michael Buckley will
devour this tongue-in-cheek extravaganza quicker than Hansel and Gretel
ate the witch’s gingerbread house!

Alex Cross, Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455521500
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 30th, 2013

Is Detective Alex Cross the hunter or the hunted?

Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognize him--by giving himself a new face.

A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C., is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy.

Alex's investigations are going nowhere, and he's too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him--and will stop at nothing until he's dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, ALEX CROSS, RUN is James Patterson's ultimate thrill ride.

11th Hour Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446571821
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 26th, 2013

Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates two serial killers: a vigilante targeting the city's most despised criminals and a murderer taunting the police with a cryptic code. Your best friend Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer--even her closest friends. Or a vicious killer? Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims. You won't know until the 11th hour A reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases and Lindsay's personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to--especially not Joe. 11TH HOUR is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women's Murder Club novel ever.

Zoo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446571791
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 14th, 2013

Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever. Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever. Total For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write. World All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. Destruction With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)

Ice Forged Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316093583
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Published: Orbit - January 8th, 2013

The start of a brand-new series by one of the most popular new fantasy writers of recent years. Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Now, as the world's magic runs wild, McFadden and the people of Velant must fight to survive and decide their fate ... From Gail Z. Martin, author of the beloved series THE CHRONICLES OF THE NECROMANCER and THE FALLEN KINGS CYCLE, comes a new fantasy adventure for the ages. Welcome to the end of the world. Welcome to the beginning of THE ASCENDANT KINGDOMS SAGA.

Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316093538
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Published: Orbit - February 19th, 2013

A supervillain is on the run from an entire universe of enemies in this new comedy from the author of Chasing the Moon. Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done . . . everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel alien invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though. If the boredom doesn't get him, there's always the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . well, you get the idea. If that wasn't bad enough, there's also the assassins of a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as brilliant as he is bodiless) who have marked Emperor for their own nefarious purposes. But Mollusk isn't about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it's time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he's not out to rule the world. He's out to save it from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!

The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455523658
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Published: Center Street - January 29th, 2013

The definitive autobiography by the award-winning singer/songwriter. After four decades in the music industry, Michael Bolton has become one the most successful musicians of our time. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is his backstage pass into his life lived thus far-into the venues, busses, limos, and hotel rooms of stardom, and finally into his home and heart. His story will go long and dive deep, not only into his self-proclaimed "vagabond vampire" life, but also into the belly of the beast that is the music industry, with its joys, follies, and torments. From a 14 year old kid performing in dive bars in his hometown of New Haven, CT, to struggling to provide for his wife and kids, to finally breaking through with the Soul Provider album, and going on to sell more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, Bolton has fought for and earned a life most just dream of. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is his life, chock-full of all the incredible stories, and the star-studded cast you'd expect, including: Luciano Pavarotti, Paula Abdul, Cher, Bob Dylan, Barbara Streisand, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Bon Jovi, Wynonna Judd, BB King, Patti LaBelle, Carlos Santana, Nicolette Sheridan, Teri Hatcher and others...

2312 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316098113
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Published: Orbit - June 25th, 2013

The acclaimed and New York Times bestselling novel now in paperback! Winner of the Nebula Award for Best SF Novel of the Year The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.

The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History Is Changing Your Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455572922
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Published: Center Street - April 2nd, 2013

Stories of real health struggles of real people and the exciting scientific improvements and cures many of them are experiencing because of adult stem cell research and treatment. THE HEALING CELL is an easy to read, carefully researched, and clear-eyed view of medicine many decades in the making that is now paying off with treatments that repair damaged hearts, restore sight, kill cancer, cure diabetes, heal burns, and stop the march of such degenerative diseases as Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease. The emotionally and intellectually stimulating stories throughout the book dramatically illustrate that stem cell therapies can change the way we live our lives after being afflicted by a disease or trauma. The book is the result of a unique collaboration between the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and the Stem for Life Foundation. It includes a special address by His Holiness Benedict XVI, urging increased support and awareness for advancements in adult stem cell research.

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ISBN: 9781599953632
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Published: Center Street - September 3rd, 2013

John C. Maxwell's Wall Street Journal bestseller shares the steps to becoming an effective leader. #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works and makes it accessible to everyone. Leadership does not come from your title. In fact, being named to a position is only the first and lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than a boss people are required to follow, you must master the ability to inspire and build a team that produces not only results, but also future leaders. The 5 Levels of Leadership are: 1. Position-People follow because they have to. 2. Permission-People follow because they want to. 3. Production-People follow because of what you have done for the organization. 4. People Development-People follow because of what you have done for them personally. 5. Pinnacle-People follow because of who you are and what you represent. By combining the advice contained in these pages with work and a willingness to learn, anyone can rise to a higher and more effective level of leadership and thus make a greater impact.

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ISBN: 9780316281867
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Published: Redhook - June 25th, 2013

The powerful and savagely funny new novel from New York Times bestselling author Iain Banks. Eighteen-year-old Kit is weird: big, strange, odd, socially disabled, on a spectrum that stretches from "highly gifted" at one end, to "nutter" at the other. At least Kit knows who his father is; he and Guy live together in a decaying country house on the unstable brink of a vast quarry. His mother's identity is another matter. Now, though, his father's dying, and old friends are gathering for one last time. "Uncle" Paul's a media lawyer now; Rob and Ali are upwardly mobile corporate bunnies; pretty, hopeful Pris is a single mother; Haze is still living up to his drug-inspired name twenty years on; and fierce, protective Hol is a gifted if acerbic critic. As young film students they lived at Willoughtree House with Guy, and they've all come back because they want something. Kit, too, has his own ulterior motives. Before his father dies he wants to know who his mother is, and what's on the mysterious tape they're all looking for. But most of all he wants to stop time and keep his father alive. Fast-paced, gripping and savagely funny, The Quarry is a virtuoso performance whose soaring riffs on the inexhaustible marvel of human perception and rage against the dying of the light will stand among Iain Banks' greatest work.

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ISBN: 9780316219563
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Published: Redhook - April 9th, 2013

The launch title for HBG's new commercial fiction imprint is a spectacular historical adventure epic in the bestselling tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Robyn Young. The year is 1072. The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a soldier named Vallon must capture four rare hawks. On a heart-stopping journey to the far ends of the earth, braving Arctic seas, Viking warlords, and the blood-drenched battlefields, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time. The scale is huge. The journey is incredible. The history is real. This is Hawk Quest.

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ISBN: 9780316219532
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Published: Redhook - March 11th, 2014

This outstanding sequel to Hawk Quest is an epic historical adventure that follows a mercenary and his gang on a quest to ancient China. AN EPIC HISTORICAL QUEST SET AT THE DAWN OF THE AGE OF GUNPOWDER. In the world after 1066, vast empires clamor for dominance. From the Normans in the north to the Byzantines in the south, battles rage across Europe and around its fringes. But in the east, an empire still mightier stirs, wielding a weapon to rule the world: gunpowder. Seeking the destructive might of this 'fire drug,' the mercenary Vallon -- a man made of grit and earth as much as of flesh and blood -- is sent by the defeated Byzantine emperor on a secret and near-impossible quest to the far off land of Song Dynasty China. Alongside a squadron of highly trained soldiers, Vallon is accompanied by the learned physician Hero, hermit-like tracker Wayland and a young, ego-driven upstart named Lucas. All have their own reasons for going, all have secrets. It's a quest that will lead them across treacherous seas and arid desserts and into an uncharted land of mountains and plains beyond the Silk Road. Many will die...but the rewards could be extraordinary.

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ISBN: 9780316254816
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Published: Redhook - October 22nd, 2013

Set in a country house in the 1920s, this tale of forbidden love between a kitchen maid and her aristocratic master is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. An innocent girl 1920. Seventeen-year-old Sophie is a scullery maid at a large country house, Belfield Hall, but what she truly desires is to dance on stage in London. Caught up in a dangerous game Glamorous Lady Beatrice offers her assistance, though not without an ulterior motive. A new heir - the seductively handsome Lord Ashley - is about to arrive at the Hall: a man that Beatrice will do anything to ensnare...even if she has to exploit her young maid. Of forbidden passion What she doesn't know is that Sophie has met Ash once before. And as Lady Beatrice's devious plan unravels, Sophie has two choices: refusee to be a mere plaything for the man she loves so desperately, or give in to the thrill of unimaginable sexual pleasure... Set in a country house in the 1920s, this tale of forbidden love between a kitchen maid and her aristocratic master is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

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ISBN: 9780316246590
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Published: Redhook - January 14th, 2014

An irresistible coming-of-age tale about the lengths we go to for our friends. A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn't had the easiest childhood. But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count. So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the front seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing ... Introducing a bright young voice destined to charm the world, The Universe Versus Alex Woods is a celebration of curious incidents, astronomy and astrology, the works of Kurt Vonnegut and the unexpected connections that form our world.

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ISBN: 9780316399548
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Published: Redhook - September 17th, 2013

Compulsively-readable and incredibly haunting, ELOISE is the Sunday Times bestselling debut novel from broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion, Judy Finnigan. Yesterday I almost saw her. I was standing on the sun deck, looking out to sea, revelling in the unexpected warmth of the February sun. A butterfly trembled on a nearby buddleia and suddenly I smelled her perfume. She wasn't there, of course. How could she be when I had seen her lying in her coffin just two weeks ago, the day before she was buried, her casket surrounded by the scented candles she loved? She lay in Cornish ground now...

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ISBN: 9780316277389
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Published: Redhook - November 19th, 2013

A heartwarming tale of friendship, food and finding fulfillment, in every sense and with every sense. Nothing says "oops" like your naked ass skidding in the salmon mousse... A year ago, pastry chef Serafina Wilde's seemingly perfect life fell to pieces. So now, when her eccentric Aunt Pauline calls from Santa Fe needing her help, Sera jumps at the chance to start over. Pauline even offers to let her take over the family business, "Pauline's House of Passion," and turn it into a bakery... provided she agrees not to ditch the "back room." Cupcakes and sex toys don't exactly mix but Sera is willing to try, and what she finds in the beautiful City Different is the best life has to offer --- if she has the courage to go for it.