Studio Spaces: Projects, inspiration & ideas for your creative space
Better Homes and Gardens
Jan 18, 2014 - Jan 21, 2014
Showcases hundreds of organizing and DIY tips that will keep you focused on making what you love. Get a glimpse into the places where six of the most talented quilters, fabric artists, crafters, and scrapbookers create. Learn how to turn boring and chaotic work spaces into organized and inspirational studios. Conquer clutter and bring order to your supplies with can-do projects for sprucing up your space.
It's every parent's nightmare: a 15-year-old girl has disappeared. She was last seen hitchhiking along a scenic highway in rural Scotland. Two detectives learn that there may be other victims out there, stretching back a decade. John Rebus returns from retirement to investigate the disappearances of all the women. Rebus has never shied away from lost causes - one of the many ways he managed to antagonize his bosses when he was on the force. Rebus can sense a connection - but pursuing it leads him into the crosshairs of adversaries both old and new.
A compendium of cool projects, exciting games, and fun quizzes kids can do inside or outside, this title is the perfect activity book to cure boredom and inspire creativity. Includes more than 200 activities, including building a castle, learning to juggle, and building a birdhouse.
A young rabbit wakes up to wonderful news: A snow day! School is canceled, and the day that follows is rich with the magic and delight of the falling snow. And yet there is longing too, as the young rabbit and his mother wait for news of his father, grounded on a plane in a faraway city.... The news that his father will be home tomorrow gives the book a peaceful, comforting, and perfect ending.
Fellowes takes us deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate.This lavish book focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them. An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, it will bring fans even closer to the secret, beating heart of the house.
Seattle, 1933. Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son good night and reluctantly leaves for work on the night shift. In the morning, a heavy snow is falling. Vera rushes home to wake her son, but his bed is empty.
Spunk & bite : a writer's guide to punchier, more engaging language & style
Jan 14, 2014 - Jan 17, 2014
Drawing on selections from today's most exciting writers, Plotnik reveals the tricks and techniques that make prose fresh, forceful, and publishable, whether the end products are novels, articles, poems, ad copy, blogs, or e-mail.
Moonwalking with Einstein : the art and science of remembering everything
Jan 12, 2014 - Jan 15, 2014
"It's a terrific book: sometimes weird but mostly smart, funny and ultimately a lovely exploration of the ways that we preserve our lives and our world in the golden amber of human memory." (Deborah Plum)
In 1924 George Mallory departs on his third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Left behind in Cambridge, George's young wife, Ruth, along with the rest of a war-ravaged England, anticipates news they hope will reclaim some of the empire's faded glory. Rideout describes "the tensions and heartaches of a marriage in conflict with an obsession."(Kate Alcott)
.If you haven't read any of the Body Farm books, this is the perfect place to start. Authors Dr. Bill Bass and John Jefferson, who write as Jefferson Bass, turn back the clock in this thriller to explore Dr. Bill Brockton's past and the Body Farm's early beginnings. (Lesa's Book Critiques) Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics but his plans are derailed by a chilling murder.
Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
Mendez, Antonio J.
Jan 10, 2014 - Jan 13, 2014
The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran. A true story of secret identities and international intrigue, this is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage. "James Bond's Q comes to life. This gripping, true story of a white-knuckle operation by a little known part of the CIA reads like a thriller. Full of authentic detail and characters, of bravery and drama, it's a must-read for all spy enthusiasts and CIA watchers." (Dame Stella Rimington)
Marc Brown's playtime rhymes : a treasury for families to learn and play together.
Jan 8, 2014 - Jan 11, 2014
An interactive experience at its very best, Playtime Rhymes will get little hands wiggling, jiggling, pointing, pounding, bending, stretching, and dancing as children animate the rhymes, pore over the vibrant pictures, and share the fun with family and friends.
When their son Jacob, who died tragically at his 8th birthday party in 1966, arrives on their doorstep, still 8 years old, Harold and Lucille Hargrave must navigate a strange new reality as chaos erupts around the world as people's loved ones are returned from beyond. "In his exceptional debut novel, poet Mott brings drama, pathos, joy, horror, and redemption to a riveting tale." (Publishers Weekly)