A gorgeously simple book that celebrates baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they--and the babies they belong to--bring to everyone. ""Blonde top-knots, springy black curls, haystack red straw and sleek black hair surround smiling, frowning, sneezing or contemplative baby faces. Anyone who has ever tweaked a little piggy will quickly start chanting the infectious refrain from this ''digital'' romp." (Washington Post Book World)
Schuyler Van Alen begins to wonder if the legends of vampires are really true. When she turns 15, she starts to crave raw food and is having flashbacks to ancient times. After a classmate is found dead--and bloodless--Schuyler doesn't know what to think.
Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity
Jun 26, 2013 - Jun 29, 2013
Solomon's startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. " Far from the Tree " is fundamentally about the bonds and burdens of family, and it's a huge valentine to those who embrace the challenge of raising children who are in some way not what they had hoped for." (Virginia Vitzthu)
Chandler's first novel, published in 1939, introduces Philip Marlowe, a 38-year-old P.I. moving through the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s. This classic case involves a paralyzed California millionaire, his two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder
It's dwarves versus dragons in this origin story for Enge's signature character, Morlock Ambrosius! The weight of guarding the Northhold now rests on the crooked shoulders of a traitor's son. "Providing a back door into the Arthur/Merlin mythos, Enge creates a fascinating counterpoint to the familiar legends." (Library Journal)
Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers--each one themed to a letter of the alphabet. "This high-energy romp invites repeat visits by young browsers--there's plenty to pore over and giggle about. Delicious!" (Kirkus Reviews)
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Allen has spent the last two years pining for her best friend, Garrett, but when he heads off to literary camp for the summer without her, she decides to kick her unrequited crush for good, with the help of her co-workers, another boy, and her own summer twelve-step program.
Mitch Rapp heads to Afghanistan to track down a missing CIA agent. With Afghanistan crumbling around him, Rapp must be as ruthless as his enemies and as deceitful as people in his own government if he has any hopes of completing his mission.
Just awarded the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel, Kiernan introduces India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends- who is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth-or from something far, far stranger... "This novel by dark fantasy's most quixotically brilliant writer blends urban gothic with magical realism. The result is a haunting and eerie tale of ghosts and madness." (Library Journal)
Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples that calls each other good friends. After Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes, the islanders mourn the loss. But nothing can prepare the MacAvoys' closest friends for what will be revealed. "Hilderbrand provides the perfect summer read as she explores love, loss, and, ultimately, absolution." (Booklist)
The girl who fell beneath Fairyland : and led the revels there
Valente, Catherynne M
Jun 20, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows and their magic to the world of Fairyland Below. "September is a clever, fun, stronghearted addition to the ranks of bold, adventurous girls. Valente's subversive storytelling is sheer magic." (Tamora Pierce)
The operators : the wild and terrifying inside story of America's war in Afghanistan
Jun 19, 2013 - Jun 22, 2013
"The Operators is a troubling first-person narrative about a bizarre episode in U.S. military history, as well as a trenchant analysis of the disaster in Afghanistan. Hastings ... brings a fresh eye and a brutally authentic voice to America's decade-old misadventure in Afghanistan." (Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times)
"Galilee Garner is as prickly, thorny, and gracefully sweet as one of her prize roses. and her supporting characters bloom with their own quirks and virtues. A fun and uplifting read." (Tiffany Baker) Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling between the high school, the hospital, and her home on a strict schedule. Only at home, in her garden, does Gal come alive. Then one afternoon Gal's teenaged niece Riley, the daughter of her estranged sister, arrives. Unannounced. Neither one of them will ever be the same.
Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, a Lieutenant Commander must complete one last mission: find the oldest person in the Culture, a man more than 9,000 years old, who holds the truth for the development of civilization.