Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. Will Chu sneeze today? "Rex's richly detailed illustrations are brimming with fantastic touches, from teeny-tiny mice on their teeny-tiny computers (sitting in card catalog drawers!) to a koala bear acrobat at the circus to Chu's penchant for aviation goggles. Share this one at toddler storytime for lots of giggles, or one-on-one for spotting details in the art." (Booklist)
Roberts kicks off a frothy series about four friends who form an all-inclusive wedding service called Vows. Mackensie Mac Elliot loves capturing happy and playful moments with her camera, but her own life is all about work until she meets English teacher Carter Maguire. Funny sparks fly: hes a geeky guy who quotes Shakespeare, shes a trendy workaholic who loves shoes. He's crazy about her, which makes him verbally clumsy and, to Mac, charming, though shes saddled with a needy mother, an absent father and difficulties with both that make falling in love complicated.
J K Rowling was revealed as the author of this 2013 mystery. Before her second mystery Silkworm comes out later this month, check out her debut mystery. After an injury in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. But then opportunity walks through the door--and he must investigate a supermodel's suicide. "Combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime...A stellar debut." (Publishers Weekly)
After Amy and her family set out to sea on a yacht, a group of pirates seize the boat, and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. A taut, emotionally loaded, devastatingly powerful thriller. "Vivid and poignant. . . . The narrative twist is brilliant, taking readers on an emotional ride to the very last page." (School Library Journal)
Defense attorney Mickey Haller gets the text, Call me ASAP - 187, and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. Readers will find " plenty of drama, danger, and suspense in this gem of a legal thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of assassins--for a price. Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, book one of a fast-paced trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action.
The secrets of happy families : improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more
Feiler, Bruce S.
Jun 1, 2014 - Jun 4, 2014
Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families -- a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies.
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs : and other prehistoric creatures
May 30, 2014 - Jun 2, 2014
From the earliest fossils to the death of the dinosaurs and everything in between (early man! mammoths! dinosaur poo!) Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs will intrigue readers and provide an experience that will redefine natural history for kids.
The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the bride's late mother, who left behind specific instructions for every detail. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event--but in reality, loved ones find their own lives crumbling amid scandal and broken hearts.
"At 60, Rebecca Winter, once famous for a series of black-and-white photos that captured quotidian domesticity, is facing a stark reversal of fortune. She is now divorced, with a negligible bank account balance, while still supporting an aging mother. She sublets her sprawling pre-war Manhattan apartment and rents a run-down cabin in the country. When she calls local roofer Jim Bates with an emergency, she becomes drawn into the town and its characters, and the stage for romance is set." (Shelf Awareness) "Charming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure." (USA Today)
Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad have been on the move--four towns in two years. Each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is.
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy white man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he dies, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake Brigance, his lawyer, into conflict. "All the author's strengths are in evidence his capturing the rhythms of small-town life in Clanton, Miss., his skill at making legal minutiae comprehensible, and his gift at getting readers to care about his characters." (Publishers Weekly)
Bugs of all shapes, colors, and sizes, including bed bugs, cute bugs, live bugs, and dead bugs, are presented in illustrations and rhyme."With bouncing rhyme and illustrations that demand multiple viewings, Bugs Galore is a rollicking celebration of all things creepy-crawly." (School Library Journal)
In Jeni s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts, ice creams deliciously melt into hot brown Bettys, berry cobblers, sweet empanadas, and corn fritters. Her one-of-a-kind cakes and cookies are not only served with ice cream, they get crumbled on top and incorporated into the ice cream base itself. Sundae combinations dazzle with bold and inspired sauces, such as Whiskey Caramel and Honey Spiked with Chilies. And Jeni s crunchy gravels (crumbly sundae toppings) such as Salty Graham Gravel and Everything Bagel Gravel are unlike toppings anyone has ever seen before!
The grilling book : the definitive guide from Bon Appétit
May 25, 2014 - May 27, 2014
The ultimate summertime grilling companion, featuring more than 300 recipes."Not only are basic meats and fish presented, but there are also myriad sauces, salsas, compotes, marinades, compound butters, and other garnishes that add visual allure and harmonizing flavors" (Booklist)