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.
Michael Folsom; Mary Elting; Jack Kent (Illustrator)
Dec 5, 2012 - Dec 9, 2012
This contemporary classic, celebrating its twenty-fifth year in print, is no ordinary alphabet book. Why is “Q” for “Duck”? Because a duck quacks, of course. Even the youngest readers will delight in the riddle-like text and lively, humorous illustrations. Now in vivid full color for the first time, this interactive treat is sure to be enjoyed by a whole new generation of readers.
Fix, Freeze, Feast: Prepare in Bulk and Enjoy by the Serving, More Than 125 Recipes
Dec 4, 2012 - Dec 7, 2012
Neville and Tkacsik share their best recipes and organizational wisdom in this book that teaches home cooks how to take advantage of buying in bulk; convert food purchases into delicious, healthful family dinners; and label and store the meals for easy access on busy days.
In this debut novel, a budding teenage journalist at an elite prep school and her enigmatic science teacher each separately attempt to track down a secret society that may hold damning evidence about a shadowy tragedy in the school's--and the teacher's--past.
A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder
Robert B. Oxnam
Dec 2, 2012 - Dec 5, 2012
In 1989, Robert B. Oxnam, the successful China scholar and president of the Asia Society, faced up to what he thought was his biggest personal challenge: alcoholism. But this dependency masked a problem far more serious: Multiple Personality Disorder. Oxnam was haunted by periodic blackouts and episodic rages. After his family and friends intervened, Oxnam received help from a psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Smith, and entered a rehab center. During a session with Dr. Smith the first of Oxnam's eleven alternate personalities suddenly emerged. With Dr. Smith' s help, Oxnam began the exhausting and fascinating process of uncovering his many personalities and the childhood trauma that caused his condition.
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot--which is much more complicated than she knows.
Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Dec 1, 2012 - Dec 3, 2012
Hirsi Ali follows up her highly acclaimed book Infidel (2007), which described her transition from obedient Muslim woman to international feminist, with a closer look at her nomadic journey from Somalia to Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia to Kenya to Holland, where she was a member of parliament, and now the U.S