Strike up the band! Ready the confetti! Meet Penny--a mouse from Caldecott Medalist Henkes. Penny joins the beloved Lilly, Owen, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly with her very own picture book series." Penny's jubilant approach to life is somewhat contagious, and many a young reader will identify with her efforts to contain her inner feelings of joy when all she wants to do is sing out loud." (Bulletin of Ctr for Child Books).
The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon
Jul 30, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013
From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.
They came from the sky, parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce's idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine. They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. Pemberwick residents are told that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. But Tucker believes there's more to SYLO's story. "I'm not sure anyone does suspense quite like D.J. MacHale. I ripped through the pages of SYLO, a relentlessly fast-paced, intriguing, expertly-written tale that leaves you breathless and satisfied, yet wanting more. Highly recommended." (James Dashner)
An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir and offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career.
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
Jul 29, 2013 - Jul 26, 2013
The rags-to-riches story of a groundbreaking, beloved entertainer. When "The Flip Wilson Show" debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television. So how did Clerow "Flip" Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity?
Pogrebin has distilled collective stories and opinions into this wide-ranging compendium of pragmatic guidance in interacting with sick friends. Her advice is always infused with sensitivity, warmth, and humor.
One thousand white women : the journals of May Dodd
Jul 26, 2013 - Jul 29, 2013
Based on an actual historical event, One Thousand White Women tells the story--in diary and letter form--of a young woman, who in 1875, travels to the American West to marry Little Wolf, the chief of the Cheyenne nation. "An impressive historical...terse, convincing, and affecting." (Kirkus Reviews)
Mike Cavanaugh was a firefighter; it was his job to rescue people. Though inviting them home wasn't usually part of the job description. But when he pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to protect her, to make her life a little better.
Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building. "Chock-full of fascinating characters and intelligent questions, this is as close to perfect as middle-grade novels come." (Publishers Weekly)
King fuses the sensibility of bombastic, comic-book-style storytelling with modern literary fiction to bring to life a universe of super men stripped of their powers, newly mortal men forced to confront danger in a world without heroes.
Knit to flatter : the only instructions you'll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good and feel great!
Jul 24, 2013 - Jul 27, 2013
Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, this book teaches knitters how to assess their shape--top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional--and then knit accordingly.With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves.
Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with four wild animals. His knowledge and cunning allow him to coexist for 227 days with Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. "A terrific book . . . Fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore." ( Margaret Atwood)
In the mid-1980s, 14-year-old Junie's beloved uncle Finn is the latest casualty of the AIDS epidemic. Finn, a prominent artist, introduced Junie to classical music and spent long Sundays taking her for outings and sharing secrets with her. With Finn gone, Junie soon learns her uncle also kept secrets from her, like his boyfriend, Toby, whom Junie's family blames for Finn's disease. In this striking literary debut, Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal in 1987 as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.
When the black spheres filled the sky, anyone caught beneath them would vanish in a flash of blue-white light. Huddled indoors, Josh is trapped at home with his father, whose sanity is starting to erode from the endless confinement. Megs struggles to survive in a hotel parking garage where she sees human nature at its worst. For both of them, food, water, and time are running out. According to Booklist, POD is "solid, straightforward sci-fic" about a teen and a young girl struggling to survive.
Amateur biographer Margaret Lea receives a letter from reclusive author Vida Winter, summoning her to write Vida's life story. Up to this point, Vida has never given a true account of her life. In her old age, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. Maragret is captivated by Vida's strange tale of the mysterious March family. But as a biographer she deals in fact not fiction, and she doesn't entirely trust Vida's account. As Margaret pieces together the story on her own, what she discovers is a chilling and transforming experience. "A wholly original work told in the vein of all the best gothic classics. Lovers of books about book lovers will be enthralled." (Booklist)