A novel full of humor, heart, and hope about a war-grizzled do-gooder who returns home to a complicated family and romantic life. "Fay is one of the best authors of women's fiction, and her novels are not to be missed. A moving, introspective look at what it means to be family, and to be truly home." (Library Journal)
Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. Sarah asks Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement, he finds she has been murdered. "Thompson's Gaslight Mysteries are first-rate historicals with a strong female sleuth."(Booklist)
Carry me home : Birmingham, Alabama : the climactic battle of the civil rights revolution
Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
McWhorter's magisterial narrative tells the story of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, from the '50s through the '60s. In the tradition of such histories as "Parting the Water" and "Walking in the Wind, Carry Me Home" documents the real story of integrating the South.
"Ward turns to memoir to understand the seemingly unrelated recent deaths of her brother and four other young men from her close-knit community. The result is a vivid and searing look at the legacy of racism in the U.S." (Shelf Awareness) "Jesmyn Ward is an alchemist. She transmutes pain and loss into gold. "Men We Reaped" illustrates hardships but thankfully, vitally, it's just as clear about the humor, the intelligence, the tenderness, the brilliance of the folks in DeLisle, Mississippi. A community that's usually wiped off the literary map can't be erased when it's in a book this good." (Victor LaValle)
Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
Kit Noonan is an unemployed art historian with twins to help support and a mortgage to pay--and a wife frustrated by his inertia. Raised by a strong-willed, secretive single mother, Kit has never known the identity of his father--a mystery that his wife insists he must solve to move forward with his life. Out of desperation, Kit goes to the mountain retreat of his mother's former husband, Jasper. "This warm and engaging story about what it means to be a father will appeal to most readers." (Library Journal)
Just days before she starts kindergarten, a little girl wonders what to do about the number one rule told to her by a first grader--"you can't ask anyone for help"--if she indeed needs help. This gentle take on pre-kindergarten anxiety is ideal for both children and their parents with first-day jitters.
This clever picture book can prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have new kindergartners ready for liftoff! "Planet Kindergarten is the most imaginative book I have seen about starting school."(Kid Lit Reviews)
Sisters Dahlia, Iris, Violet, and Rose--all with grown children of their own--have a complicated relationship, so when their grand - mother's will requires them to spend the whole summer--without friends or family--"camping in" at her run-down lodge on re mote Lake Clare in order to inherit the valuable land, old rivalries and new understanding emerge, with plenty of laughs along the way.
The kindness curriculum : stop bullying before it starts
Aug 15, 2014 - Aug 18, 2014
Stop bullying before it starts by teaching young children compassion, conflict resolution, and respect. Rice includes 94 character-building activities for a peaceful and supportive learning environment. Help preschoolers develop compassion for others with this collection of classroom and at-home activities.
During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie. "Completely engaging, infused with moments of sweetness, humor and major epiphanies." (Kirkus Reviews)
Cracked, not broken : surviving and thriving after a suicide attempt
Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014
"This account of Hines's suicide attempt -- and his blazing struggle back to wellness -- is harrowing, honest, and deeply human, shot through with his heartfelt insight and, often surprisingly, his great sense of humor. The people in these pages, from Uncle Kevin to the fellow inmates of the wards, are drawn with precision and grace. Cracked, Not Broken shows us the darkness in great detail, but this book ultimately leads us to the light." (Scott Hutchins)
Carly Summit grew up wealthy and privileged and is about to open a New York City art gallery. Ford Sinclair has had a military career in war-torn Africa and is looking for a place to belong. Both return to St. Dennis on the Eastern Shore where their lives intersect in this charming romance.
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda.
Everyones favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they're going to school. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own. As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture childrens rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures. "A fun read-aloud for the first day of school." (School Library Journal)