Cal Weaver, private investigator, picks up Claire, a teen hitchhiker. " The next day, Claire's best friend, Hanna, is found murdered after disguising herself as Claire to provide diversion for Claire's escape. When police target Cal for Hanna's murder, he knows that finding Claire and discovering why she ran is the only way to keep them both safe. . .Another success for Barclay, with unfettered storytelling, rapid pacing, and sympathetic characters primed to please hordes of eager summer readers."
"In her first fantasy work, Printz Awardwinner Marchetta (Jellicoe Road) spins a sprawling yet intimate tale about a doomed kingdom and its struggle for reclamation. Magic, romance, intrigue, and adventure all play their parts as this dense, intricate epic unfolds, and flawed, memorable heroes fight for their kingdom's redemption.(Publishers Weekly)
Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this strange appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope under the rug. Literally. She busies herself with a job she doesn't like, helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, and devoting her time to her family's dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment she can't miss, when Life shows up at her door, in the form of a sloppy but determined man. "Highly addictive, fast-paced and chock-full of both quirky characters and clever banter." (Kirkus Reviews)
Little Blue, a young humpback whale, has never made the long migration up the coast, and he is worried about his first long journey with Papa. "Stunning artwork takes readers into the lush, inviting waters filled with marine life swimming effortlessly across the pages. The blend of text and vivid mixed-media illustrations make this original story a heartwarming reminder of how children learn to trust and listen for papas' songs in their lives." (School Library Journal)
One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin--code name: "The Needle"--who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
"Weiner is coming off a year in Hollywood, and she puts the experience to excellent use in this utterly engaging story of a showrunner who, after six years of slogging, finally gets a series on the air, only to discover that her troubles are only beginning--meddling studio execs, egomaniacal actors and one crushable but unobtainable boss." (Time)
"A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the new Grisham? ... Stylish writing, wickedly convoluted plotting, and an insider's view ... you'll barely finish this many-tentacled tale before you start clamoring form former ADA Landay's next." (Kirkus Reviews)
Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. Will Chu sneeze today? "Rex's richly detailed illustrations are brimming with fantastic touches, from teeny-tiny mice on their teeny-tiny computers (sitting in card catalog drawers!) to a koala bear acrobat at the circus to Chu's penchant for aviation goggles. Share this one at toddler storytime for lots of giggles, or one-on-one for spotting details in the art." (Booklist)
Roberts kicks off a frothy series about four friends who form an all-inclusive wedding service called Vows. Mackensie Mac Elliot loves capturing happy and playful moments with her camera, but her own life is all about work until she meets English teacher Carter Maguire. Funny sparks fly: hes a geeky guy who quotes Shakespeare, shes a trendy workaholic who loves shoes. He's crazy about her, which makes him verbally clumsy and, to Mac, charming, though shes saddled with a needy mother, an absent father and difficulties with both that make falling in love complicated.
J K Rowling was revealed as the author of this 2013 mystery. Before her second mystery Silkworm comes out later this month, check out her debut mystery. After an injury in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. But then opportunity walks through the door--and he must investigate a supermodel's suicide. "Combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime...A stellar debut." (Publishers Weekly)
After Amy and her family set out to sea on a yacht, a group of pirates seize the boat, and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. A taut, emotionally loaded, devastatingly powerful thriller. "Vivid and poignant. . . . The narrative twist is brilliant, taking readers on an emotional ride to the very last page." (School Library Journal)
Defense attorney Mickey Haller gets the text, Call me ASAP - 187, and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. Readers will find " plenty of drama, danger, and suspense in this gem of a legal thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of assassins--for a price. Packed with love, magic, and deadly games of courtly intrigue and treason, book one of a fast-paced trilogy set in 15th-century France combines romance with captivating action.
The secrets of happy families : improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more
Feiler, Bruce S.
Jun 1, 2014 - Jun 4, 2014
Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families -- a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies.
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs : and other prehistoric creatures
May 30, 2014 - Jun 2, 2014
From the earliest fossils to the death of the dinosaurs and everything in between (early man! mammoths! dinosaur poo!) Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs will intrigue readers and provide an experience that will redefine natural history for kids.