Before curling up with his mother in their cozy den, Baby Bear counts other animals preparing for winter in this cozy, counting-themed picture book. "When the cub sprawls among wildflowers counting seven bees, readers are eye to eye at ground level, amid fallen apples, snails and a fuzzy caterpillar. Brimming with visual treasures and ending with snowflakes--"too many to count"--this joyous treat will reward both family and group sharing." (Kirkus Reviews)
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets tienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian, and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
Imperfect harmony : finding happiness singing with others
Oct 6, 2014 - Oct 9, 2014
As Horn relates her funny and profound experiences as a choir member [of the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York], she treats us to an eclectic history of group singing and the music that moves us. Whether we're hearing it for the first time or the hundredth--the dramatic stories of conductors and composers, and discoveries from the new science of singing, including the remarkable physical benefits of song
Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author!
Bold, brash, and beautiful, Kay Hamilton is not your average DEA agent- she's as infuriating as she is irresistible. Having recently been transferred to San Diego after a case in Miami brought her more notoriety than medals, Kay once again finds herself embroiled in an international bust. "I love tough guys, even when they're gals, and Glock-toting, fast-thinking, wise-cracking DEA agent Kay Hamilton is one of the toughest going. She looks to be a source of major amusement as M. A. Lawson spins out this new series over the next decade or so." (Stephen Hunter)
In this fictional account, An American woman on assignment in Italy to photograph the frontlines during World War II finds love after becoming involved with a soldier dedicated to saving great monuments and works of art from the Third Reich.
One hundred fifty years of Tolivers, Warwicks, and DuMonts! We begin in the antebellum South on Plantation Alley in South Carolina, where Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick to plan a wagon train expedition to the "black waxy" promise of a new territory called Texas. Slavery, westward expansion, abolition, the Civil War, love, marriage, friendship, tragedy and triumph-all the ingredients (and much more) that made so many love Roses so much-are here in abundance.
The unforgettable photograph : 228 ideas, tips, and secrets for taking the best pictures of your life
Sep 28, 2014 - Oct 1, 2014
"Turn to any page of this colorful volume . . . and you're practically guaranteed a game-changing idea or impactful tweak for bringing more soul, spirit, and life into your snapshots (whether you re using an iPhone or pro-grade gear). ( Real Simple)
When their mother dies unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster care system in Gastonia, North Carolina, a little town not far from the Appalachian Mountains. But just as they settle into their new life, their errant father, Wade, an ex-minor league baseball player whom they haven't seen in years, suddenly reappears and steals them away in the middle of the night. "A time capsule and at times an edgy thriller, but at its fine emotional center it's all about what it means to be a father." (Jill McCorkle)
Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
Sep 24, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
The thrilling--and so wonderfully French--story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official by a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress, an international manhunt, a sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power. In France at the end of the nineteenth century a great debate raged over the question of whether someone could be hypnotically compelled to commit a crime. "Equal parts period piece, forensic manual, and legal thriller, the book is a strong entry in the 'fascinating case in a fascinating time' genre." (The Daily Beast)
Prominent African American J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82. In one of the best-loved volumes of her work, Cooper tells exuberant tales full of wonder at the mystery of life and the hardness of fate. Awed, bedeviled, bemused, all of Cooper's characters are borne up by the sheer power of life itself.
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." (Justin Cronin)
Dear Mr. Knightley is a stunning debut--a pure gem with humor and heart." (USA today). Life for Sam, a twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.