First-grader Monty Morris includes his new baby sister in a school project, gives his mother a surprising gift, gets a little more than he can handle with his friend Joey's dogs, and learns that sometimes a day filled with excitement is not the best thing.
Pulitzer Prize winning-author Geraldine Brooks transports the reader to 1660s Martha's Vineyard and Cambridge to tell the dramatic tale of the intertwined destinies of Caleb Cheshahteaumuck, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and Bethia Mayfield, a young woman who is struggling to find her own place in the world even as she helps enable Caleb to cross from his world into hers.
The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
Dec 13, 2012 - Dec 13, 2012
Skinner writes the captivating true chronicle of the creation of Merriam Webster's "Third New International Dictionary" in 1961, the most controversial dictionary ever published. His engaging and witty account shows how egos, infighting, and controversy shaped one of America's most authoritative language texts.
The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.: The Tweets of Steve Martin
Dec 10, 2012 - Dec 13, 2012
With more than 1.4 million followers and a now famously uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with a maximum amount of humor and wit, Martin has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of social media. Martin's tweets have been covered by personal blogs, major news outlets, and everything in between, and this collection brings his funniest, most memorable messages together for avid followers and offline fans alike.
Jack and Annie travel back to Victorian London when Merlin asks them to use their magic to inspire Charles Dickens to write "A Christmas Carol." Mary Pope Osborne mixes magic, humor, history, a little spookiness, and a lot of heart to create this tale, which celebrates the joys of writing. This is the perfect book for boys and girls about to see the classic play "A Christmas Carol."
The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family
Dec 9, 2012 - Dec 11, 2012
The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant "New York Times" bestseller "Geek Dad"with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy, from building homemade robots from scratch to making stop-motion movies.
The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices
Dec 9, 2012 - Dec 10, 2012
"The Essential Guide to Jewish Prayer and Practices" offers a more profound understanding of Judaism-for practicing Jews and non-Jews alike-by explaining the key concepts of Jewish thought, including the sanctity of human life, Judaism's concept of God, and the role of the Torah in guiding Jewish spiritual life.
A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy.
Could the story of the long-ago victory of the Jews against the Greeks have led to George Washington's success at Valley Forge? Krensky's fictionalized version of a poignant historical anecdote is brought vividly to life in Harlin's brilliant watercolor illustrations.
This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list--getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago, Denny broke her heart. It's time she got over her silly college relationship and moved on. So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother's men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In "very" close quarters.