Binky's blast-off into outer space (outside) to battle aliens (bugs) is delayed when he realizes he's left something behind - and it's not the anti-gravity kitty litter. A quick read in graphic format that is filled with sly humor for young readers who are transitioning to chapter books.
More than 150 letters cover all the imaginable scenarios of sleep away camp, from acing the cabin lice inspection, to rowing in the "ricotta" race, to breaking the bad news about a retainer lost in the wilderness. These letters reveal that kids are wittier and more sophisticated than we might assume, and that the experience of being away from home for the first time creates hilarious and lasting memories. "Inspired by her daughter's "melodramatic rants" from camp, Diane Falanga collected 150 hilarious, poignant letters from kids 8-16 ... Read it and remember." (People Magazine)
Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love...and first heartbreak.Years later, married to a folklore professor, Thayer confronts family secrets and betrayal. "Siddons returns to her signature Southern setting in her newest blend of emotional realism and a sliver of magic." (Booklist)
When they are hired by veteran family court judge Hope Willis to find her missing daughter, Forensic Investigators--a team of renegade investigators comprised of a behavorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, and a former Navy SEAL--must race against time to bring Krissy back alive.
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen
Bobby Flay; Stephanie Banyas; Sally Jackson
Jul 1, 2012 - Jul 4, 2012
Smoky, earthy, fruity, and spicy, the flavors of the Southwest have intrigued Bobby Flay ever since he was a young chef, eventually serving as the inspiration for the menu at his first restaurant, Mesa Grill. Here are 150 recipes for the drinks, appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, sauces, desserts, and brunch dishes that have earned Bobby his reputation for creating innovative combinations and big, rich flavors.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Jun 30, 2012 - Jul 3, 2012
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck-impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress on " The Office". Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions, writing a book full of personal stories and laugh out loud philosophies.
On his first day at Brooklyn's P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students, and while he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth. Weird humor and zany illustrations complete Scieska's entertaining book.
Spanning nearly seven decades, from the Great Depression through World War II to the Vietnam War, it is the heartbreaking story of a woman whose capability to love is enormous, and whose compassion, even for those who have wronged her, is astonishing.
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
Michael Hingson; Susy Flory (As told to)
Jun 27, 2012 - Jun 30, 2012
Blind since birth, Michael couldn't see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and his guide dog, Roselle on 9/11. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle's judgment and not to panic. They are a team. "Thunder Dog" allows you entry into the isolated, fume-filled chamber of stairwell B to experience survival through the eyes of a blind man and his beloved guide dog.
Returning to Folly Beach, her childhood home, newly widowed Cate Cooper, whose late husband's financial exploits have left her homeless and broke, discovers that it is possible to go home again and discover the person she was meant to become.
In the Long Run: A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness
Jun 25, 2012 - Jun 29, 2012
CBS News White House chief correspondent Axelrod chronicles how, when at a crossroads in his life at age 45, his loving--and deceased--father threw him a lifeline. "The elder Axelrod charms and torments his son from the grave; Jim's decision to run a marathon is largely a competitive one, but it becomes something far loftier by the time he crosses the finish line in Central Park." (NPR)
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
Jun 25, 2012 - Jun 28, 2012
Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth.
Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects
Jun 24, 2012 - Jun 28, 2012
In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of man's relationship with the natural world, Stewart tracks down more than 100 of the worst entomological foes--creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs.