Fire Truck Tales - (Roll-Along Slipcase with Wheels and Children's Board Books) by Jack Redwing (Board Book)
Number of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Business, Careers, OccupationsSeries Title: Roll-Along Slipcase with Wheels and Children's Board BooksFormat: Board BookPublisher: Cottage Door PressAge Range: 4-8 YearsAuthor: Jack RedwingLanguage: English Book Synopsis Let's read and go on a rescue mission! Be the engine for the fire truck toy slipcase and roll it along during playtime, or read one of the three sturdy shaped board books held inside. Stop by the fire station for a tour with Dot the Dalmatian, help brave firemen rescue a scared kitten stuck in a tree, and learn all about being a firefighter. A must for little firetruck fans! Collect the entire Rolling Book Slipcase series! Rolling wheels on the fire truck slipcase make this a two-in-one library and toy fire truck for your toddler 3 shaped sturdy board books perfectly sized for little hands and fingers to turn the pages and read along Connect story time and playtime for a tactile learning experience Includes three stories: Welcome to the Fire Station, To the Rescue!, and When I Grow Up A must for little fire truck-loving kids!
Nice Racism - by Robin Diangelo (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Discrimination & Race RelationsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Beacon PressAuthor: Robin DiangeloAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Building on the groundwork laid in the New York Times bestseller White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explores how a culture of niceness inadvertently promotes racism. In White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explained how racism is a system into which all white people are socialized and challenged the belief that racism is a simple matter of good people versus bad. DiAngelo also made a provocative claim: white progressives cause the most daily harm to people of color. In Nice Racism, her follow-up work, she explains how they do so. Drawing on her background as a sociologist and over 25 years working as an anti-racist educator, she picks up where White Fragility left off and moves the conversation forward. Writing directly to white people as a white person, DiAngelo identifies many common white racial patterns and breaks down how well-intentioned white people unknowingly perpetuate racial harm. These patterns include: -rushing to prove that we are "not racist";-downplaying white advantage;-romanticizing Black, Indigenous and other peoples of color (BIPOC);-pretending white segregation "just happens";-expecting BIPOC people to teach us about racism;-carefulness;-and feeling immobilized by shame. DiAngelo explains how spiritual white progressives seeking community by co-opting Indigenous and other groups' rituals create separation, not connection. She challenges the ideology of individualism and explains why it is OK to generalize about white people, and she demonstrates how white people who experience other oppressions still benefit from systemic racism. Writing candidly about her own missteps and struggles, she models a path forward, encouraging white readers to continually face their complicity and embrace courage, lifelong commitment, and accountability. Nice Racism is an essential work for any white person who recognizes the existence of systemic racism and white supremacy and wants to take steps to align their values with their actual practice. BIPOC readers may also find the "insiders" perspective useful for navigating whiteness. Includes a study guide. Review Quotes "Once again Robin DiAngelo brilliantly breaks it down, giving us the language and concepts to cut straight to the heart and expose the 'nicer' forms of racism. In this unflinching follow-up to her revelatory work White Fragility, she uses her insider status, over two decades studying and challenging progressive white people, and unwavering courage to take the conversation to the next level. With eloquence, clarity, and startling insight, she explains why white progressives cause the most daily harm to Black and other folks of color, and demands better. Personal transformation is an act of anti-racism, and DiAngelo has just given progressive white America the field guide."--Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times best-selling author "With the hard-earned insights that come from years of study and leading workshops on racism, Robin DiAngelo captures the strategies often used by well-intentioned white people to avoid the self-examination needed to confront their own unrecognized racism. If you want to get beyond feeling defensive and increase your capacity for effective anti-racist action, do yourself a favor and read this book!"--Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race "In this illuminating follow-up to White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo integrates sharp insight, personal vulnerability, and compassionate guidance with the keen eye of an 'insider.' Focusing specifically on the more subtle patterns of white progressives, her work continues to be invaluable to the project of ending white supremacy."--Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies "Spectacular! With the precision of a social scientist, Robin DiAngelo dissects and puts under the microscope seemingly benign 'white moves'--including her own--in ways that make undeniable how each functions to recalibrate white dominance and comfort again and again. A critical tool for white progressives wanting to know better so we can do better."--Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race About The Author Dr. Robin DiAngelo is an affiliate associate professor of education at the University of Washington. She has been a consultant, educator, and facilitator on issues of racial and social justice for more than twenty-five years. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including the number-one New York Times bestseller White Fragility. Her work has been praised by Ibram X. Kendi, Michael Eric Dyson, Claudia Rankine, and Jonathan Capehart, among others. Find her online at robindiangelo.com.
Mixed-Up Dollhouse (Gabby's Dollhouse Storybook) - by Scholastic (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Media Tie-InFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scholastic Inc.Author: ScholasticAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis This 24-page storybook features your favorite characters from DreamWorks Gabby's Dollhouse!When Gabby unboxes a snow globe shaped like the Dollhouse, she notices the rooms inside are all mixed-up. And that's not all-giving it a shake makes the real Dollhouse go topsy-turvy, too! Join Gabby, Pandy, and the rest of the Gabby Cats on an adventure to set things straight!This storybook comes with a sheet of stickers and punch-out postcards!DreamWorks Gabby's Dollhouse (c) 2021 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
George's Racecar (Peppa Pig) (Media Tie-In) - by Cala Spinner & Rebecca Gerlings (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsSeries Title: Peppa PigFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scholastic Inc.Author: Cala Spinner & Rebecca GerlingsAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: PigsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Vroom! George rides in a racecar in this amazing storybook with a sheet of stickers. Based on the hit show airing on Nick Jr.Peppa and George are inside watching television on a sunny day when Granny Pig sends them outside to play. Grandpa Pig builds George his very own racecar, and Peppa and George soon discover that real-life racing is better than watching it on television!Based on the hit show on Nick Jr. Includes a sheet of stickers and a special sheet about teaching children to be supportive. About The Author Cala Spinner is a writer and editor from Pembroke Pines, Florida. She's written books for brands like Harry Potter, Batman, and Peppa Pig. Cala lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with her boyfriend. She dreams of owning 1,000 dogs.Rebecca Gerlings is a freelance children's writer-illustrator living and working near London.
She Come by It Natural - by Sarah Smarsh (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing ArtsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Sarah SmarshLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this Time Top 100 Book of the Year, the National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland "analyzes how Dolly Parton's songs--and success--have embodied feminism for working-class women" (People). Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities--and strengths--of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling powerful stories about life, men, hard times, and surviving. In her family, she writes, "country music was foremost a language among women. It's how we talked to each other in a place where feelings aren't discussed." And no one provided that language better than Dolly Parton. In this "tribute to the woman who continues to demonstrate that feminism comes in coats of many colors," Smarsh tells readers how Parton's songs have validated women who go unheard: the poor woman, the pregnant teenager, the struggling mother disparaged as "trailer trash." Parton's broader career--from singing on the front porch of her family's cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains to achieving stardom in Nashville and Hollywood, from "girl singer" managed by powerful men to self-made mogul of business and philanthropy--offers a springboard to examining the intersections of gender, class, and culture. Infused with Smarsh's trademark insight, intelligence, and humanity, this is "an ambitious book" (The New Republic) about the icon Dolly Parton and an "in-depth examination into gender and class and what it means to be a woman and a working-class hero that feels particularly important right now" (Refinery29). Review Quotes One of Time's Top 100 Must Reads of 2020 "Parton is endlessly quotable and fun to read about, but [She Come By It Natural] is also enriched by its glimpses into Smarsh's Kansan family. . . Knowing when to fight back and when to cut your losses is, in Smarsh's account, a talent shared by Parton and many of the working-class women she has immortalized in song and onscreen." --Harper's "Growing up, Sarah Smarsh was surrounded by the type of women Dolly Parton so often sings about: impoverished women in rural America who use both their smarts and sexuality to get by as best they can--often despite the men who would hold them back. These women populated Smarsh's 2018 memoir Heartland, a National Book Award finalist. And in her stirring, insightful collection of essays about the country music icon, she gives them and Parton their due for redefining womanhood even as their class and culture worked to keep them down. Smarsh anoints Parton a badly needed beacon: in a divided country, she remains that rare someone who everyone can love." --Time "Like Parton herself, Smarsh's treatment is so much deeper than what appears on the surface ... Smarsh tells Parton's story through the eyes of women who grew up in rural America struggling to make ends meet ... A new generation is just now realizing the power of Parton's music. Some certainly will find out about it because of Smarsh's book, which tells Parton's story and puts it into step with our times." --Spokane Spokesman-Review "Smarsh doesn't pretend that Parton was ever a spokesperson for the [feminist] movement. She was something more meaningful: not a mouthpiece but a model." --The New Yorker "Combining tribute, memoir and social commentary, Smarsh analyzes how Dolly Parton's songs--and success--have embodied feminism for working-class women." --People "As she did in her 2018 memoir, Heartland, Smarsh offers a feminist take on America's rural working-class women who eschew the term "feminism." The author looks at how songs by Dolly Parton and other country-music performers illuminate stories of women who might otherwise be overlooked: tired waiters, pregnant teenagers, spurned wives, loyal daughters." --Washington Post, 10 Books to Read in October "She Come By It Natural is a praise song for the cultural icon, but what emerges from an examination of Parton's life and work is just how much relevance her lyrics have had -- for Smarsh and for other women -- and why so much of the book is so deeply personal. . . . The fruit of that devotion is a tribute to the woman who continues to demonstrate that feminism comes in coats of many colors." --Los Angeles Times "[Smarsh] skillfully illustrat[es] how [Parton's] music speaks to women, especially those from a lower-class background," --Bookreporter "She Come by It Natural is the latest--and best, and most affecting and convincing--component of what appears to be, at long last, the Great Dolly Parton Renaissance." --The Ringer "Passionate, smart, and earnest." --AirMail "Sarah Smarsh expertly explores the overlooked social contributions of women . . . . [An] inspiring tribute to Dolly Parton herself." --CNN.com "Smarsh explains that Parton's full legacy is much deeper and more rewarding than it might seem from casual listening." --Kansas Pitch "Throughout the book, Parton and Smarsh are in unspoken dialogue with one another, sharing common language and struggle through the beauty of country music." --Wilamette Week "Dolly comes vividly to life in [the book's] pages ... a serious, not worshipful but something better, deeply respectful critical portrait ... She really is as sharp and as complicated as we'd begun to suspect." --Shawangunk Journal "She Come by It Natural will appeal to a wide range of readers who are curious about Parton. Smarsh finds a sweet spot between biography and memoir that lets her move nimbly between her personal affection for Parton's impact on women's lives and her journalistic analysis of Parton's artistry, business acumen, and iconic role in our quick-changing zeitgeist." --Chapter 16 "[She Come By It Natural] includes sharp social commentary and well-placed personal anecdotes, [and] is at its heart a love letter both to Parton and to the women who continue to see themselves in her songs." --ShelfAwareness "Smarsh seamlessly weaves her family's experiences with Parton's biography--triumphs and shortcomings alike--and cultural context. She Come by It Natural is, as a result, a relatable examination of one of country music's brightest stars and an inspiring tale of what women can learn from one another." --BookPage "Smarsh and Parton are a perfect pairing for the kind of in-depth examination into gender and class and what it means to be a woman and a working class hero that feels particularly important right now." --Refinery29, most anticipated "We will always love reading about Dolly Parton," --Yahoo! Life "Affectionate and astute ... Smarsh's luminescent prose and briskly tempered storytelling make for an illuminating take on a one-of-a-kind artist." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "A highly readable treat for music and feminist scholars as well as Parton's legion of fans." --Kirkus Reviews "Readers get the impression that Smarsh read and listened to the artist's every word and watched every filmed second of her in order to recreate Parton here in fine, sparkling form. Smarsh's range as a storyteller (much like her subject's) makes this the best kind of American story, one of a person so extraordinarily vast that we find room for ourselves, too." --Booklist "A warm-hearted journey into what Dolly means to generations of women who saw their lives reflected in her songs, who first embraced her not as a star but a sister." --Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia About the Author Sarah Smarsh is a journalist who has reported for The New York Times, The Guardian, and many other publications. Her first book, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, was a finalist for the National Book Award. A 2018 research fellow at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Smarsh is a frequent speaker and commentator on economic inequality. She lives in Kansas.
The Book of Accidents - by Chuck Wendig (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 544Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Del Rey BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: SupernaturalAuthor: Chuck WendigLanguage: English About the Book "A new masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers about a family returning to their hometown--and to the dark past that haunts them still. Long ago, Nathan Graves lived in a house in the country with his abusive father--and has never told his family what happened in that house. Long ago, Maddie Graves was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn't--and is trying to remember that lost trauma by making haunting sculptures. Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now Nate and Maddie are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver. And now what happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own, and a taste for dark magic. This dark magic puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil and a fight for the soul of the family--and perhaps for all of the world. But the Graves family has a secret weapon in this fight: their love for each other"-- Book Synopsis A family returns to their hometown--and to the dark past that haunts them still--in this masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers "The dread, the scope, the pacing, the turns--I haven't felt all this so intensely since The Shining."--Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father--and has never told his family what happened there. Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn't have--and is trying to remember that lost trauma by making haunting sculptures. Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver. And now what happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own and a taste for dark magic. This dark magic puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil and a fight for the soul of the family--and perhaps for all of the world. But the Graves family has a secret weapon in this battle: their love for one another. Review Quotes "Only Chuck Wendig can blend horror, fantasy, and science fiction into a propulsive thriller that is as funny as it is frightening, clever as it is uncanny, tender as it is terrifying. A magical ride."--Alma Katsu, author of Red Widow and The Deep "Chuck Wendig's The Book of Accidents transported me to the golden age of sprawling horror novels that I loved so much as a kid. Sweeping yet intimate, multilayered and bighearted, this is a novel to sink deeply into."--Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author of Ill Will"In the tradition of Stephen King's Dark Tower books, Wendig views the cosmic and terrifying through the lens of the domestic, anchoring his visions of the sublime in the grit of the familiar. The result is a novel to ramble around in, to get lost in."--John Langan, author of Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies"An unforgettable, terrifying dose of top-flight horror that hits on our most basic core fears, The Book of Accidents chills you to the bone while still warming your heart."--Alex Segura, author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall and Miami Midnight"With a story both universally horrifying and viscerally intimate, Wendig brilliantly uses The Book of Accidents to explore a painful truth: In the end, we all haunt ourselves. I couldn't get through the pages fast enough."--Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein "An unforgettable, terrifying dose of top-flight horror that hits on our most basic core fears, The Book of Accidents chills you to the bone while still warming your heart."--Alex Segura, author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall and Miami Midnight "Move over King, Chuck Wendig is the new voice of modern American horror. The Book of Accidents is a masterwork, and Chuck is only just getting started."--Adam Christopher, author of Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town About the Author Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, and Zer0es and Invasive, alongside other works across comics, games, film, and more. He was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and an alum of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and he served as the co-writer of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus. He is also known for his popular blog, terribleminds, and books about writing such as Damn Fine Story. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.
Backroads of the Great American West - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: TravelSub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Motorbooks InternationalAge Range: AdultBook theme: West, GeneralLanguage: English About the Book Backroads of the Great American West describes and details with full-color photos and maps the most scenic routes in the Rocky Mountains, Texas, Desert Southwest, California, and Pacific Northwest. Book Synopsis Filled with full-color photography, instructive commissioned maps, and advice from regional travel experts, Backroads of the Great American West is the best one-stop source for road trips that avoid eight-lane expressways and crowded tourist destinations. Forget what you think you knew about nation's greatest road trips. Backroads of the Great American West gets you off the Interstates and beaten paths with all the necessary information to take on dozens of great drives. From the dizzying snow-capped heights of the Rocky Mountains to the vast expanses of the desert Southwest, from the lush Pacific Northwest to sunny Southern California and the California coast, the great western American road trip is perhaps the most quintessential of American road trips. Inside, regional experts--historians, travel writers, and photographers--curate their favorite road trips and their scenic, historic, and cultural attractions, as well as advice on what to do and see along the way. Each is accompanied by color photography and a description of the drive and its attractions. Commissioned maps trace the routes. Backroads of the Great American West is the ultimate compendium of the West's most rewarding and unforgettable routes--and making unforgettable memories. About the Author The Editors of Motorbooks know their craft. Motorbooks is among the world's leading transportation publishers, offering books created by motoring's top photographers and writers, many created in cooperation with major automotive and motorcycle manufacturers and enthusiast-media outlets.
No Words - by Meg Cabot (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: HardcoverPublisher: William Morrow & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryAuthor: Meg CabotLanguage: English Book Synopsis Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries, returns to Little Bridge Island with a new story about a children's book author with a case of writer's block and an arrogant novelist who have to set aside their differences as they get through a weekend long book festival that just might change everything--including their feelings for each other.Don't Judge a Book by Its Author... Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest, most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys. Jo Wright always swore she'd never step foot on Little Bridge Island--not as long as her nemesis, bestselling author Will Price, is living there. Then Jo's given an offer she can't refuse: an all-expense paid trip to speak and sign at the island's first ever book festival. Even though arrogant Will is the last person Jo wants to see, she could really use the festival's more-than-generous speaking fee. She's suffering from a crippling case of writer's block on the next installment of her bestselling children's series, and her father needs financial help as well. Then Jo hears that Will is off-island on the set of the film of his next book. Hallelujah! But when she arrives on Little Bridge, Jo is in for a shock: Will is not only at the book festival, but seems genuinely sorry for his past actions--and more than willing not only to make amends, but prove to Jo that he's a changed man. Things seem to be looking up--until disaster strikes, causing Jo to wonder: Do any of us ever really know anyone? Review Quotes Meg Cabot keeps the girls eating and No Judgements is no exception. With a sunny island backdrop populated with loveable characters, this is the perfect sexy spring/summer read to lose yourself in, with a sweet good-hearted protagonist and a dependably swoon-worthy love interest who you just *know* smells good.--Bolu Babalola, international bestselling author of Love in Color"(Cabot) is a master at entertaining and amusing readers."--Booklist"As in Cabot's previous adult romances (e.g., The Boy Is Back), our heroine's wit and humor and determination to stay the course shines through in this breezy story that is a pure delight to read."--Library Journal"Cabot's strength is her heroine's funny, authentic voice. Great fun."--Kirkus Reviews"Meg Cabot is a fabulous author."--USA Today"Meg Cabot is best known for her books for younger readers, but her adult fiction is a total delight."--Popsugar"Meg Cabot is chick-lit royalty."--Newsweek"The ever-delightful Cabot charms in her latest, which is equal parts sweet and steamy. Animal lovers unite--this one's for you."--Booklist"There is a school of thought that says reading should be entertaining, and this is exactly what Meg Cabot produces for us: fun. She is the master of her genre; she is the George Bernard Shaw if not the George Eliot of [her genre]."--Publishers Weekly
Punisher Epic Collection: Return to Big Nothing - by Mike Baron & Steven Grant (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 480Genre: Comics + Graphic NovelsSub-Genre: SuperheroesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MarvelAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mike Baron & Steven GrantLanguage: English Book Synopsis Don't call him Big Nothing! In an acclaimed graphic novel, the Punisher has a run-in with an old sergeant that takes him back to his Vietnam days -- but now they're on opposite sides! Then, a fed-up Frank Castle cartnears corporate corruption -- with a nuclear submarine! But when super villains wreak havoc with Acts of Vengeance, the Punisher takes on a very unfamiliar foe: Doctor Doom! Frank gives his confession, hears a murderer's sins, and goes undercover to end a motorcycle gang's reign of terror -- but he'll need a high-tech solution to battle the cyborg Reavers! Plus, money launderers, drug pushers and a murderous secret society are punished in Frank's relentless war on crime! COLLECTING: Punisher (1987) 26-34, Punisher Annual (1988) 3, Classic Punisher (1989) 1, Epic Graphic Novel: Punisher - Return to Big Nothing (1989), Marvel Graphic Novel: Punisher - Intruder (1989), Punisher: Kingdom Gone (1990)
Murder at the Lakeside Library - (A Lakeside Library Mystery) by Holly Danvers (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: A Lakeside Library MysteryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Crooked Lane BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Cozy, GeneralAuthor: Holly DanversLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this series debut perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Miranda James, Rain Wilmot must discover the killer, before the book closes on her life. Rain Wilmot has just returned to her family's waterfront log cabin in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin after the untimely death of her husband. The cabin is peaceful compared to Rain's corporate job and comes with an informal library that Rain's mother, Willow, used to run. But as Rain prepares for the re-opening of the library, all hopes for a peaceful life are shattered when she discovers the body of Thornton Hughes, a real estate buyer, on the premises. The community of Lofty Pines starts pointing fingers at Willow, since she has been unusually absent from the library this summer. A fishy rumor surfaces when Rain learns that Willow had been spending a lot of time with Thornton. The town even thought they were having an affair. While theories swirl about Thornton's death, Rain takes it upon herself to solve the case to exonerate her mother. As more clues surface, Rain will have to piece together the mystery. But if she isn't careful, she may be the next to end up dead in the water in Murder at the Lakeside Library, the first in Holly Danvers' new Lakeside Library mysteries. Review Quotes Praise for Murder at the Lakeside Library Murder at the Lakeside Library has delightful touches and twists with a nimble plot that will keep you turning the pages until the very end.--Denise Swanson New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River mysteries "Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers provides the perfect virtual vacation at a rustic Wisconsin cabin that includes a private lending library--as long as you don't mind a little murder along with your getaway! A great read that features rekindled friendships, family secrets, a twisty mystery, and a hint of romance.--Victoria Gilbert, critically acclaimed author of the Blue Ridge Library mysteries "A dead body, hidden family history, and a book written decades ago all lead to a plot twist bound to stun readers. Don't miss this one."--Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-winning author of the Read 'Em and Eat mysteries "Cozy mystery fans will be charmed by the Lakeside Library series! A young widow, an accidental library, and a shocking murder in the northern Wisconsin woods combine to make a very entertaining mystery."--Laurie Cass, bestselling author of the Bookmobile Cat mysteries An enjoyable romp filled with old books, old friends, and just enough murder to keep you on your toes.--B. B. Cantwell, author of the Portland Bookmobile mysteries About the Author Holly Danvers grew up devouring every mystery novel on the shelf of her local library. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and 3 chickens, where she's already plotting her next novel.
The Duchess Hunt - (Once Upon a Dukedom) by Lorraine Heath (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Once Upon a DukedomFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Avon BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Victorian, HistoricalAuthor: Lorraine HeathLanguage: English Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath continues her Once Upon a Dukedom series with this lush love story of a duke who discovers what he desires in a wife may not be what he needs...Hugh Brinsley-Norton, the Duke of Kingsland, is in need of a duchess. However, restoring the dukedom--left in ruins by his father--to its former glory demands all his time, with little room for sentiment. He places an advert encouraging the single ladies of the ton to write why they should be the one chosen, and leaves it to his efficient secretary to select his future wife. If there exists a more unpleasant task in the world than deciding who is to marry the man you love, Penelope Pettypeace certainly can't imagine what it might be. Still, she is determined to find the perfect bride for her clueless, yet ruthlessly charming employer. But when an anonymous note threatens to reveal truths best hidden, Kingsland has no choice but to confront the danger with Penelope at his side. Beguiled by the strong-willed, courageous beauty, he realizes he's willing to risk everything, including his heart, to keep her safe within his arms. Could it be the duchess he's hunting for has been in front of him all along? Review Quotes "Heath concludes her Sins for All Seasons series...with a true treat of a Victorian romance... when Althea asks Beast for lessons in seduction, their already simmering chemistry comes to a boil. Heath may have saved the best for last." --Publishers Weekly on Beauty Tempts the Beast"Heath is known for her beautiful, deeply emotional romances." --Washington Post"Heath launches a winning and steamy Victorian series... [she] builds a community of fascinating, intertwined characters that readers will be eager to get to know as they cheer for the driven hero and the spunky, smart heroine."--Publishers Weekly for Duchess in His Bed"Heath opens her Once Upon a Dukedom series with a satisfying, character-driven Victorian romance... a promising spin-off." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Scoundrel of My Heart"This Sins for All Seasons series finale is full of heart." --Kirkus Reviews on Beauty Tempts the BeastHeath has crafted a love story dedicated to the inherent romanticism of books; she understands the sensual, comforting, compassionate appeal of books, reading, and those that treasure them. The Earl Takes a Fancy possesses all her usual skill for devising romance, but more potently, it also celebrates a more deep-seated emotion and sense of connection familiar to any bookworm.--Entertainment Weekly
The Therapist - by B A Paris (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: B A ParisAge Range: AdultBook theme: PsychologicalLanguage: English Book Synopsis The multimillion-copy New York Times bestselling author B.A. Paris returns to her heartland of gripping psychological suspense in The Therapist--a powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret. When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they've dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive... As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before. Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem... Review Quotes One of The Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021 --GoodreadsOne of the Best Beach Reads of Summer 2021--SheReads A delicious web of lies.--Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife Tense and compulsive.--Louise Candlish, bestselling author of The Other Passenger Suspicion, betrayal and dark secrets abound in this tense story--all hidden just beneath the surface of a seemingly perfect suburban life.--T.M. Logan, author of The Vacation About The Author B. A. PARIS is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, Bring Me Back, The Dilemma, and The Therapist. Having lived in France for many years, she and her husband now live in the UK. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher, and she has five daughters. The Therapist is her fifth nove
Great Power, No Responsibility (Spider-Ham Graphic Novel) - by Steve Foxe (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 80Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic NovelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: GraphixAuthor: Steve FoxeAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: SuperheroesLanguage: English Book Synopsis Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (and breakout character from Into the Spider-Verse), arrives in this all-new, original graphic novel for younger readers!Experience a laugh-out-loud day in the life of Spider-Ham! After long being derided by the citizens of New York, Spider-Ham has finally been recognized for his outsized contribution to the city's safety, and receives the key to the city from none other than the mayor (and, being a cartoon universe, the key actually unlocks New York City's political and financial institutions). Sure, it's just a publicity stunt for the beleaguered mayor-and yeah, maybe every single other super hero was busy that day -- but an award is an award!Of course, Spider-Ham isn't paying attention to the fine print telling him he didn't actually get to keep the key, and he swings off without returning the highly coveted oversized object. The next day, when the mayor's office finally gets in touch to ask for the key back, Spider-Ham realizes he must have dropped it sometime in the last 24 hours. YIKES.Now, our notoriously empty-headed hero must retrace his steps from the past day, following his own trail to discover where he dropped the key before it falls into villainous hands. Did he lose it during a rooftop chase with the Black Catfish? Drop it in the middle of a tussle with the Green Gobbler? Leave it behind while visiting Croctor Strange's magic mansion? Accidentally store it next to May Porker's vacuum cleaner? Who knows? You'll have to read to find out! But one thing's for sure -- Great Power, No Responsibility is an action-packed, hilarious adventure perfect for younger readers. About The Author Steve Foxe is the author of more than fifty comics and children's books for properties including Pokémon, Batman, Transformers, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Grumpy Cat. He lives in Queens with his partner and their dog, who is named after a cartoon character. He does not eat ham. Find out more at stevefoxe.com.Shadia Amin is a Colombian comics artist currently living in the US. Her art aims to capture the fun of super heroes, fantasy, and life itself. Her works include BOOM!'s The Amazing World of Gumball: The Storm, and Oni-Lion Forge's Aggretsuko, as well as collaborations on anthologies like Alloy from Ascend Comics and Votes for Women from Little Bird Press. Burgers are to her what hot dogs are to Spider-Ham.
Saving Colleen - by Ed Henry (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.25 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .81 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Personal MemoirsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: William Morrow & CompanyAuthor: Ed HenryAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The anchor for Fox News's America's Newsroom tells the inspiring, heartwarming story of donating part of his liver to his sister--an unforgettable true tale of sibling love, generosity, faith, and the greatest gift one can give to another: the gift of life.On July 7, 2019, Ed Henry revealed some extraordinary personal news. His younger sister, Colleen, had been fighting a genetic degenerative liver disease for years, and had recently taken a turn for the worse. She needed a new liver. Telling viewers he would do, "whatever I can to give my sister the greatest gift of all, which quite simply is life," he announced that, in the next few days, he would undergo surgery to remove a section of his healthy organ, which would then be transplanted in Colleen. The surgery was a success, and today, both Ed and Colleen are doing well. In Saving Colleen, Ed reflects on his childhood and close relationship with Colleen and recounts this life-changing journey they shared, from the many tests he underwent to determine if his liver would be a good match, to the outpouring of emotional and spiritual support he and his sister received when the news broke, to the day of the procedure and the first few weeks post-surgery and beyond. Beautiful and uplifting, Saving Colleen is a testament to the power of love, selflessness, and the unwavering bond two special siblings share.
Lifelines - by Leana Wen (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Disease & Health IssuesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Metropolitan BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Leana WenLanguage: English Book Synopsis From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role--from opioid addiction to global pandemic--and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time's 100 Most Influential People. "Public health saved your life today--you just don't know it," is a phrase that Dr. Leana Wen likes to use. You don't know it because good public health is invisible. It becomes visible only in its absence, when it is underfunded and ignored, a bitter truth laid bare as never before by the devastation of COVID-19. Leana Wen--emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, CNN medical analyst, and Washington Post contributing columnist--has lived on the front lines of public health, leading the fight against the opioid epidemic, outbreaks of infectious disease, maternal and infant mortality, and COVID-19 disinformation. Here, in gripping detail, Wen lays bare the lifesaving work of public health and its innovative approach to social ills, treating gun violence as a contagious disease, for example, and racism as a threat to health. Wen also tells her own uniquely American story: an immigrant from China, she and her family received food stamps and were at times homeless despite her parents working multiple jobs. That child went on to attend college at thirteen, become a Rhodes scholar, and turn to public health as the way to make a difference in the country that had offered her such possibilities. Ultimately, she insists, it is public health that ensures citizens are not robbed of decades of life, and that where children live does not determine whether they live. Review Quotes "Leana Wen's book about her journey into the world of public health is a moving eye-opener. We follow her as she delves into the lives of the citizens that she hopes to protect; we endure her frustrations and rejoice in her victories. This book is ultimately about transformation-- and Wen's own journey is a metaphor for the long awaited transformation of public health in America. This is a must-read from one of our finest medical writers."--Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of Emperor of All Maladies and The GeneOur best doctors aren't created in medical school, they are born through remarkable life experiences with a desire and capacity to end the injustices others accept. Dr. Leana Wen is a public health superhero, destined to make profound changes in our world. This is her origin story.--Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Captivating, inspiring, and refreshingly honest, Lifelines takes you on an unforgettable journey to understand the power of public health to transform society. Dr. Wen's hopeful and wise account is a reminder of why she has quickly become one of America's most important physician leaders.--Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States In this powerful book, Dr. Wen tells the compelling story of her journey to a career in medicine while giving a crash course in the nuts and bolts of policy and politics. Along the way, her writing will turn any reader into a believer in the power of public health and an advocate for getting off the benches and into the trenches.--Senator Barbara MikulskiWith its brave candor and clarity, this book is for people who might not know all the ways in which public health has saved their lives, but they will once they've read Lifelines. It is also for all the people who do know the importance of investing in public health, of prevention and treating everyone with dignity, and who want to learn how Leana Wen has accomplished this throughout her career as a doctor, public servant, and writer. --Chelsea Clinton, author, advocate, and Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Lifelines is a truly special book. Dr. Wen takes us with her not just on her remarkable life journey but also into an exploration of the life-and-death implications of a system that too consistently leaves people behind. Here Dr. Wen shows that she is not only one of our great medical minds--she is also one of our great storytellers and changemakers.--Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore and Five Days, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation During the pandemic, I came to count on Dr. Leana Wen's calm presence, tempered advice, and explanation of the science. Now that I've read her captivating and important Lifelines, I cannot begin to express how inspired I am by her personal journey. Many people are ambitious and smart, but few among them seek to improve life for others. Leana Wen's empathy and concern for the world around her shines through with every word.--Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women and Shanghai Girls A provocative exploration of public health from an immigrant physician and expert's point of view [and] a moving account of an impressively fruitful life.--Kirkus Reviews A stirring call for greater investment in public health programs to combat racism, poverty, gun violence, and other social ills . . . Readers will be inspired by Wen's belief in the power of public health to make America better.--Publishers Weekly About the Author Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician, public health professor at George Washington University, and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also a contributing columnist for the Washington Post and a CNN medical analyst. Previously, she served as Baltimore's health commissioner, where she led the nation's oldest continuously operating public health department. She is the author of the patient advocacy book, When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Dr. Wen lives with her husband and their two young children in Baltimore.
Iron Man: My Mighty Marvel First Book - (A Mighty Marvel First Book) by Marvel Entertainment (Board Book)
Number of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic NovelsSeries Title: A Mighty Marvel First BookFormat: Board BookPublisher: Abrams AppleseedAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: SuperheroesAuthor: Marvel EntertainmentLanguage: English Book Synopsis Meet the world's greatest heroes, as drawn by the world's greatest creators An introduction to Iron Man for the youngest superfans--featuring art by legendary artist Bob Layton! Fly into action with Iron Man, a billionaire inventor who created a suit of armor that allows him to save the world! Learn all about his abilities, skills, and friends in this bright and bold board book, with art from the classic comics. Vivid colors and three special gatefolds make for a fun-filled read perfect for the youngest kids and longtime Marvel fans alike. About the Author Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 80 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com.
Mr. Happy - (Mr. Men and Little Miss) by Roger Hargreaves (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesSeries Title: Mr. Men and Little MissFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Grosset & DunlapAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Emotions & FeelingsAuthor: Roger HargreavesLanguage: English Book Synopsis They're back! Rediscover the zaniest characters you've ever met in this best-selling series which has sold millions worldwide. Bright and charming, with easily recognizable characters and a small take-along format, Mr. Men and Little Miss books are easy enough for young readers, witty enough for humor-prone adults, and highly collectible for one and all. Also check your local listings to view the Mr. Men & Little Miss TV show. Back to the Mr. Men & Little Miss microsite. About the Author The late Roger Hargreaves created the Mr. Men series for his son, Adam, who currently oversees the estate and creates illustrations for new Mr. Men books.
The Cycle of the Red Moon Volume 3: The Shadow of the Moon - by José Antonio Cotrina (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 440Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dark Horse BooksAge Range: TeenBook theme: Dark FantasyAuthor: José Antonio CotrinaLanguage: English About the Book Twelve teenagers from Earth fall under the spell of a demigod and are transported to a dangerous and mystical realm where they must survive until the Red Moon returns. Book Synopsis The thrilling conclusion to José Antonio Cotrina's fantasy trilogy shakes Rocavarancolia from East to West as ghosts of the past, creatures of the night, and powers that sleep awaken in the ultimate battle to change the destiny of the kingdom! The Red Moon has finally come and its influence will be unleashed. The city's cruelty runs through the veins of the children of the Harvest--as some find the strength to fight the darkness within, others embrace the dark path laid before them. The price of magic will see great sacrifice--one that may cost the children their humanity. As the city succumbs to the Red Moon, the group comes face to face with the wrath of an ancient evil and the looming resurrection of another. The Harvest must unite for the future of the kingdom and bring an end to an era of death and destruction. About the Author José Antonio Cotrina is a Spanish writer, focused mainly on the fantasy, science fiction and horror genres. He is best known for his novels set in the Between the Lines Universe and for his trilogy, The Cycle of the Red Moon.
Relentless - (Generations) by R A Salvatore (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: GenerationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultBook theme: EpicAuthor: R A SalvatoreLanguage: English Book Synopsis The "exhilarating conclusion to Salvatore's Generations trilogy" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) featuring one of the most beloved characters in all of fantasy--Drizzt Do'Urden--a rollicking tale of life, death, intrigue, magic, danger, and the timeless bonds of family and friendship from the New York Times bestselling author.Displaced in time and unexpectedly reunited with his son Drizzt Do'Urden, Zaknafein has overcome the prejudices ingrained in him as a drow warrior to help his son battle the ambitious Spider Queen and stem the tide of darkness that has been unleashed upon the Forgotten Realms. Though Zaknafein has endured the most difficult battles, survival has come at a terrible cost, and the fight is far from over.Facing demons and driders, Zaknafein carries the entire weight of Menzoberranzan surrounding Gauntlgym on his shoulders once more. But the chances of survival for him and his old friend and mercenary Jarlaxle look bleak. Trapped in a desperate and seemingly hopeless situation, the legendary warriors must reach deep inside themselves to face the impossible.While the burdens Zaknafein bears are more than enough for one of Menzoberrazan's greatest warriors, fate holds further challenges. When circumstances take an unexpected turn, Zaknafein discovers he must not only conquer the darkness but learn to accept the uncontrollable: life itself.The stakes have never been higher for R. A. Salvatore's most beloved creations in this final volume of his latest bestselling trilogy begun with Timeless and Boundless. A story of brave heroes filled with dangerous thrills, Relentless also considers eternal questions about morality, purpose, sacrifice, and the definition of harmony. Exciting, imaginative, and thought-provoking, it takes fans on an action-packed ride that will challenge their assumptions and leave them breathless and satisfied. Review Quotes "Boundless picks up right where Timeless left off and sustains the vibrant heartbeat of the saga." --NerdsonEarth.com"Breathless." --io9 on Boundless"Rip-roaring. [...] Magnificantly detailed swordplay scenes and gruesome enemies continue to mark Salvatore as a top author of fantasy adventure." --Publishers Weekly on Boundless"The newest evolution of a narrative that's grown and developed for nearly three decades...a payoff for all that preceded it." --NerdsonEarth.com"The exhilarating conclusion to Salvatore's Generations trilogy (after Boundless) illustrates the power of family, both born and chosen ... Amid epic sword and sorcery clashes, Salvatore makes a powerful case for love and compassion conquering even the strongest of evils. Fans will be sad to see this fantastic series end."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Strange Attractor Journal Five - (Strange Attractor Press) by Mark Pilkington & Jamie Sutcliffe (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: AnthropologySeries Title: Strange Attractor PressFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Strange Attractor PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Cultural & SocialAuthor: Mark Pilkington & Jamie SutcliffeLanguage: English About the Book The return of the Strange Attractor Journal, offering a characteristically eclectic collection of high weirdness from the margins of culture Book Synopsis The return of the Strange Attractor Journal, offering a characteristically eclectic collection of high weirdness from the margins of culture.After seven years of silence, the acclaimed Strange Attractor Journal returns with a characteristically eclectic collection of high weirdness from the margins of culture. Covering previously uncharted regions of history, anthropology, art, literature, architecture, science, and magic since 2004, each Journal has presented new and unprecedented research into areas that scholarship has all too often ignored. Featuring essays from academics, artists, enthusiasts, and sorcerers, Journal Five explores matters including the folklore of foghorns; the occult origins of the dissident surrealist secret society the Acéphale; the pleasures of heathen falconry; the dark cosmological mysteries of Bremen's Haus Atlantis; a provisional taxonomy of animals with human faces; a twentieth-century crucifixion on Hampstead Heath, and an unpublished horror script by David MacGillivray and Ken Hollings. Journal Five sees Strange Attractor continuing in its mission to celebrate unpopular culture.Join us. About the Author Mark Pilkington founded Strange Attractor in 2001 and the Press in 2004. He is the author of 'Mirage Men' (2010), which was made into a feature documentary film in 2013, and 'Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science's Outer Edge' (2007). His writing has appeared in publications including Fortean Times (where he was a contributing editor) The Guardian, Frieze, Boing Boing, Sight and Sound, the Wire and various anthologies and catalogues. Mark is also half of the experimental synthesiser musical duo Teleplasmiste. Jamie Sutcliffe is a writer based in London and a publisher at Strange Attractor Press. He has written regularly for Art Monthly, Frieze, Rhizome, The White Review and EROS Journal and is also co-editor of both A-or-ist, a new journal of art writing, and Berserker, an anthology of weird comics and unabashed genre work published by Breakdown Press.
Till the End - by CC Sabathia & Chris Smith (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: SportsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Roc Lit 101Age Range: AdultAuthor: CC Sabathia & Chris SmithLanguage: English About the Book "The memoir of the life of one of the most beloved baseball players of his generation, a raw, compelling story of baseball, family, fame, addiction, loss, and a champion's resilience"-- Book Synopsis A raw, compelling memoir of baseball, family, fame, addiction, and recovery, by one of the most beloved baseball players of his generation How does it feel to be born with enormous gifts, in a life shadowed by tragedy? What does it mean when the gift that opens the world for us is not enough to stop us from losing the things we love? And what new gifts do we find in that loss? Baseball had been CC Sabathia's life since he was a kid in gritty, baseball-obsessed Vallejo, California. He was a star by the time he was a preteen and a professional athlete when he was still a teenager. Everything he knew about how to be a person--an adult, a husband and father, a leader--he learned in rhythm with the baseball season, the every-fifth-day high-intensity spotlight of a starting pitcher, all while dealing with one of the sport's most turbulent eras: racism in a sport with diminishing black presence; the era of performance-enhancing drugs; and the increasing tension between high-value contracts and sports owners who moved players around like game pieces. But his biggest struggle was with his own body and mind: Buoyed his whole life by talent and a fiery competitive spirit, CC found himself dealing with the steady and eventually alarming breakdown of his own body and his growing addiction in a world that encouraged and enabled it. Till the End is the thrilling memoir of one of the most beloved players in the game, a veteran star of the sport's marquee team during its latest championship era. It's also a book about baseball--about the ins and outs of its most important and technical position and its evolution in this volatile era. But woven within it is the moving, universal story of resilience and mortality and discovering what matters. Review Quotes "Former All-Star Yankees pitcher Sabathia brings the heat in his unsparing debut about overcoming his years long battle with alcoholism. . . . Despite his professional successes--from getting signed to the Cleveland Indians in 2001 as the youngest player 'in the entire American League' to joining the New York Yankees in 2008 and winning the World Series--he got into drunken street brawls and even crashed a car into a tree. In 2015, he checked himself into rehab and went public with his addiction on Good Morning America. 'The love that came back was a revelation, ' he recalls. 'I was free.' Those in search of inspiration need look no further."--Publishers Weekly "One of the best pitchers of his generation--and often the only Black man on his team--shares an extraordinary life in baseball. . . . In 2001, after three seasons in the minor leagues, Sabathia became the youngest player in MLB (age 20). His career took off from there, and in 2008, he signed with the New York Yankees for seven years and $161 million, at the time the largest contract ever for a pitcher. With the help of Vanity Fair contributor Smith, Sabathia tells the entertaining story of his 19 seasons on and off the field. . . . This book represents an excellent launching point for Jay-Z's new imprint, Roc Lit 101. Everything about Sabathia is larger than life, yet he tells his story with honesty and humility."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About the Author CC Sabathia played nineteen seasons of Major League Baseball. He was a Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award winner, World Series champion, and six-time All-Star. Chris Smith writes about politics, sports, and entertainment for Vanity Fair. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Brooklyn.
Architecture Is Fun - by Sharon Exley & Peter Exley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: ArchitectureSub-Genre: BuildingsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Images Publishing GroupAge Range: AdultBook theme: Public, Commercial & IndustrialAuthor: Sharon Exley & Peter ExleyLanguage: English Book Synopsis - Peter Exley is the 97th President of the American Institute of Architects, a thought leader, professor, and mentor. He believes that architecture is one of the gateways to a more empathetic and equitable future- Sharon Exley is a leading educative designer with a singular aesthetic desire; she wants you to discover beauty and play in architecture. Sharon is a culture builder, author, and developer of Architecture Is Fun's philosophy of participatory design. She embraces the intersection of design and pedagogy, visual arts, and arts as visual feasts- Grouped into finished works by typology and thematic idea, this monograph is packed with rich illustrations, plans, full-color, photography, and incisive commentary on storytelling through design, toolkits for wayfinding, embedding research for better experience outcomes, with strategies and tactics behind each project's development to help attract and engage people to play, learn, explore, and experience these places- Projects featured include the Mid-Michigan Children's Museum, Young at Art Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo: Pritzker Family Zoo, The Latin School of Chicago Interactive Science Forum, and the DuPage Children's Museum, among many othersIn a follow-up to the very successful monograph Design for Kids (Images Publishing, 2007), here Sharon Exley and Peter Exley go about expanding on the key philosophies behind their unique practice. Namely, that play is an invitation to Architecture Is Fun. Through architecture, play can be manifest, challenged, and celebrated. Finding out who will play (and live, work, and learn) in our buildings is an intriguing challenge. The firm likes to discover the architectural catalysts that will give character to a building. Often this involves the universal language of Play. Play fits all bodies. Play is accessible. Play inspires innovation. Play puts us in the present. Play engages us. Play is memorable. Play connects us to others and to the world. This beautifully illustrated book offers a glimpse into the firm's interdisciplinary and participatory processes and how it believes that architecture and play are transformative. About the Author Founded by Sharon Exley and Peter Exley, Architecture Is Fun is a collaborative practice that explores the nexus of architecture, education, community, and experience. Spreading its influence as educative design strategists, it's a studio that designs, builds, and consults with its neighbors and with major organizations in a myriad of fields, on a wide range of issues. Sharon Exley and Peter Exley are committed to building the accessible places of learning, living, working, play, and fun that they believe are indispensable for human growth and development.Peter Exley is the 97th President of the American Institute of Architects, a thought leader, professor, and mentor. He believes that architecture is one of the gateways to a more empathetic and equitable future.Sharon Exley is a leading educative designer with a singular aesthetic desire; she wants you to discover beauty and play in architecture.
Water Gypsies - by Julian Dutton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: TransportationSub-Genre: Ships & ShipbuildingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoryAuthor: Julian DuttonLanguage: English About the Book A complete historical chronicle of living afloat on Britain's waterways Book Synopsis For centuries, living afloat on Britain's waterways has been a rich part of the fabric of our social history, from the fisher-folk of ancient Britain to the bohemian houseboat dwellers of the 1950s and beyond. Yet remarkably a complete history of the houseboat has never been written. In this fascinating chronicle, Julian Dutton - who was born and grew up on a houseboat - traces the evolution of boat-dwelling from an industrial phenomenon in the heyday of the canals to the rise of life afloat as an alternative lifestyle in post-war Britain. Drawing from diaries and personal accounts, Water Gypsies is both a vivid narrative of a unique way of life, and a valuable addition to social history. About the Author Julian Dutton was born and grew up on a Chelsea houseboat. He has worked as a writer & actor for over 30 years, mainly in TV & Radio script-writing and performing, and has won a BAFTA, a British Comedy Award, and a Radio Academy Gold Award. Among his credits is the BBC2/Netflix comedy Pompidou, which he created & performed with Matt Lucas. He has written articles for the Sunday Times, the Independent on Sunday, and the London Evening Standard.
The Letters of Shirley Jackson - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 672Genre: Literary CollectionsSub-Genre: LettersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random HouseAge Range: AdultAuthor: Shirley JacksonLanguage: English About the Book "Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American authors of the last hundred years and among our greatest writers of the female experience. This extraordinary compilation of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Jackson's beloved fiction, and also features family photographs and Shirley's own illustrations. Written over the course of nearly three decades, from Jackson's college years to three months before her premature death at the age of forty-eight, these letters become the autobiography Shirley Jackson never wrote, full of subversive wit, vivid imagination, and gorgeous prose. Jackson spent much of her adult life as a faculty wife and mother of four in Vermont, and the landscape here is the everyday: trips to the dentist and dream vacations, overdue taxes and broken Christmas tree bulbs, new dogs and new babies, fad diets and recipes for fudge. But in recounting these events to family, friends, and colleagues, she turns them into remarkable stories: entertaining, revealing, and wise. This intimate collection holds the beguiling prism of Shirley Jackson--writer and teacher, mother and daughter, neighbor and wife--up to the light"-- Book Synopsis A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House"This biography-through-letters gives an intimate and warm voice to the imagination behind the treasury of uncanny tales that is Shirley Jackson's legacy."--Joyce Carol OatesShirley Jackson is one of the most important American authors of the last hundred years and among our greatest chroniclers of the female experience. This extraordinary compilation of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Jackson's beloved fiction: flashes of the uncanny in the domestic, sparks of horror in the quotidian, and the veins of humor that run through good times and bad. i am having a fine time doing a novel with my left hand and a long story--with as many levels as grand central station--with my right hand, stirring chocolate pudding with a spoon held in my teeth, and tuning the television with both feet.Written over the course of nearly three decades, from Jackson's college years to six days before her early death at the age of forty-eight, these letters become the autobiography Shirley Jackson never wrote. As well as being a bestselling author, Jackson spent much of her adult life as a mother of four in Vermont, and the landscape here is often the everyday: raucous holidays and trips to the dentist, overdue taxes and frayed lines of Christmas lights, new dogs and new babies. But in recounting these events to family, friends, and colleagues, she turns them into remarkable stories: entertaining, revealing, and wise. At the same time, many of these letters provide fresh insight into the genesis and progress of Jackson's writing over nearly three decades. The novel is getting sadder. It's always such a strange feeling--I know something's going to happen, and those poor people in the book don't; they just go blithely on their ways.Compiled and edited by her elder son, Laurence Jackson Hyman, in consultation with Jackson scholar Bernice M. Murphy and featuring Jackson's own witty line drawings, this intimate collection holds the beguiling prism of Shirley Jackson--writer and reader, mother and daughter, neighbor and wife--up to the light. Review Quotes "The letters generously collected here brim with energy--they sear us with their candor and ferocity. This biography-through-letters gives an intimate and warm voice to the imagination behind the treasury of uncanny tales that is Shirley Jackson's legacy."--Joyce Carol Oates "The breadth of Shirley Jackson's artistry is still being recognized. This intimate collection of her correspondence makes us feel the odds against which this working mother, daughter, and wife accomplished what she did, and at what costs. This book is surely as much a feminist document as a literary one."--Jonathan Lethem "The Letters of Shirley Jackson offers so much more than a simple peek behind the curtain of one of the most important literary lives of the twentieth century. Her letters are full of warmth and insight while displaying her uncompromising wit and talent, as well as a melancholic, haunted vulnerability. . . . A book to be cherished and reread."--Paul Tremblay "This collection was invigorating and life-sustaining for me to read, coming to me exactly when I needed it, in a way that feels like a miracle (or like someone cast a spell). These letters are so warm and funny and thoughtful and wicked, revealing an unexpectedly rich way of looking at the world that makes space for both love and horror."--Kristen Roupenian "A vivid, engaging, and engrossing collection from one of American literature's great letter writers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About the Author Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story "The Lottery," which was published in The New Yorker in 1948. She is the author of six novels, including The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and The Sundial; two bestselling family chronicles, Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons; and hundreds of short stories, many published in five separate posthumous collections. She died in 1965 at the age of forty-eight. Laurence Jackson Hyman (editor), the eldest child of Shirley Jackson and Stanley Edgar Hyman, has spent most of his professional life in publishing--as a writer, photographer, editor, art director, and publisher. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of dozens of books and monographs, including two posthumous collections of his mother's stories: Just an Ordinary Day and Let Me Tell You. He was the executive producer for the 2018 film adaptation of We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Bernice M. Murphy (academic consultant) is an associate professor/lecturer in popular literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She edited the collection Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy and has written several articles and book chapters on Jackson's writing. She is also an expert on American horror and gothic narratives. Her current work in progress is a monograph entitled California Gothic.
The Temple and the Grail - by Willem Frederik Veltman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 234Genre: HistorySub-Genre: EuropeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Temple Lodge PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Willem Frederik Veltman Book Synopsis In the popular imagination, the Holy Grail--which played a central role in the legend of King Arthur--belongs in the realm of myth. The Knights Templar also play an enigmatic role in popular legends. Despite the immense volume of historical research available, plausible explanations to the "mystery" at the core of their practices have yet to be revealed. By studying these two themes side by side and showing their interrelationship, Willem Veltman reveals significant new perspectives. On the one hand, he demonstrates that the "poetic imagination" of the Grail mystery originated in actual historical events. On the other hand, he shows that the true history of the Knights Templar is essentially esoteric. Combining historical research with insights gained from the work of Rudolf Steiner, Veltman presents an impressive survey of the subject, beginning with pre-Christian mysteries and ending with his vision of Michaelic Christianity. Veltman analyzes the significance of the holy city of Jerusalem, the Temple of Solomon, the Temple Legend, the Grail Temple, the Rosicrucians, the Templars' gold, and the charged issue of evil. In addition, Willem Veltman sketches the continuation and metamorphosis of the Grail and Temple impulses in the future, including the critical role of Europe in "balancing" East and West. To become effective, this important European task--which, according to Veltman, is being continuously thwarted--must be correctly understood in the realm of human consciousness.
The Girl in the White Van - by April Henry (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective StoriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Square FishAge Range: TeenAuthor: April HenryLanguage: English Book Synopsis A teen is snatched outside her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape--and rescue another kidnapped victim--in The Girl in the White Van, a chilling YA mystery by New York Times bestselling author April Henry. When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom's boyfriend, everyone assumes she's run away. The truth is much worse. She's been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah's not alone: ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out--even if it means they die trying. Christy Ottaviano Books Review Quotes With a relentless pace, this thrill-ride of a book will absolutely satisfy readers looking for pulse-quickening action and smart, resilient heroes. --Booklist This tight, fast-paced thriller [is] ideal for striving readers, particularly those who favor adventure or survival stories. Sure to satisfy fans of Courtney Summers and Caroline B. Cooney, this book is a solid purchase for libraries with widely circulating thriller collections. --School Library Journal About the Author April Henry is the New York Times-bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen; The Night She Disappeared; The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die; The Girl I Used to Be, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; Count All Her Bones; The Lonely Dead; Run, Hide, Fight Back; and Body in the Woods and Blood Will Tell, Books One and Two in the Point Last Seen series. She lives in Oregon.
Flying Angels - Large Print by Danielle Steel (Paperback)
Edition: Large PrintNumber of Pages: 461Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House Large Print PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: World War IIAuthor: Danielle SteelLanguage: English Book Synopsis World War II brings together six remarkable young flight nurses, who face the challenges of war and its many heartbreaks and victories as unsung heroes, in this inspiring novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel. Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there, poised to fulfill their late father's distinguished legacy. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion and a born gift for helping others, both Audrey and her friend Lizzie suddenly find their nation on the brink of war. Driven to do whatever they can to serve, they enlist in the Army and embark on a new adventure as flight nurses. Risking their lives on perilous missions, they join the elite Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron and fly into enemy territory almost daily to rescue wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Audrey and Lizzie make enormous sacrifices to save lives alongside an extraordinary group of nurses: Alex, who longs to make a difference in the world; Louise, a bright mind who faced racial prejudice growing up inthe South; Pru, a selfless leader with a heart of gold; and Emma, whose confidence and grit push her to put everything on the line for her patients. Even knowing they will not achieve any rank and will receive little pay for their efforts, the "Flying Angels" will give their all in the fight for freedom. They serve as bravely and tirelessly as the men they rescue on the front lines, in daring airlifts, and are eternally bound by their loyalty to one another. Danielle Steel presents a sweeping, stunning tribute to these incredibly courageous women, inspiring symbols of bravery and valor. About the Author Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's bestselling authors, with almost a billion copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include The Butler, Complications, Nine Lives, Finding Ashley, The Affair, Neighbors, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Expect a Miracle, a book of her favorite quotations for inspiration and comfort; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.
Bo and the Merbaby: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries #5), Volume 5 - by Rebecca Elliott (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 80Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: Unicorn DiariesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scholastic Inc.Author: Rebecca ElliottAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Bo helps a mermaid in this magical early chapter book from the USA Today bestselling author of Owl Diaries!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In the fifth book of USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Elliott's Unicorn Diaries series, unicorn Bo and friends set out to help merbaby Flo, who was born unable to swim on her own. On their journey to find legendary demigod, The Golden Fish, to help them help Flo, they meet a friendly werewolf and learn some cool new water tricks! At the end of the day, they learn that merbaby Flo is perfect just the way she is. With full-color artwork throughout and plenty of smiles, your young reader won't be able to put this book down! Review Quotes A USA Today bestselling series!Praise for Eva's Treetop Festival (Owl Diaries #1): Bright and colorful digital illustrations, large type, frequent speech bubbles and a familiar story make this accessible to emerging readers... This series promises to fill a niche for [new readers]. Keep flapping, Eva! -- Kirkus ReviewsAppealing visuals (the text and art are set against the lined pages of Eva's diary), punny dialogue, a few pratfalls, and Eva's unflagging enthusiasm make for lively reading. -- Publishers WeeklyThe colorful, adorable illustrations will be irresistible to young readers. The simple text interspersed with speech bubble dialogue will engage beginning and intermediate readers alike. This appealing chapter book will be a nice addition to a library's young reader section. -- Library Media Connection About The Author REBECCA ELLIOTT has illustrated many children's books, including Kiss, Kiss Good Night. She wrote and illustrated the USA Today bestselling Owl Diaries and Unicorn Diaries series, Just Because, and Zoo Girl, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives with her family in the countryside of Suffolk, England.
The Wild Unknown Pocket Tarot - by Kim Krans (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 80Genre: Body + Mind + SpiritSub-Genre: DivinationSeries Title: Wild UnknownFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperOneAge Range: AdultBook theme: TarotAuthor: Kim KransLanguage: English Book Synopsis A compact, portable version of Kim Krans' blockbuster New York Times bestselling tarot deck and guidebook, featuring her lush four-color illustrations. Kim Krans is not only a vanguard of the new tarot movement, but the visionary who is redefining it for the twenty-first century. For a legion of contemporary seekers all over the world, The Wild Unknown is more than a tarot deck; it's become a resonant life guide, inspiring them to share countless images of their readings, tattoos, and art prints from the deck. Now, Krans' beloved tarot is available in a pocket-sized edition, packed in a beautiful eco-friendly tin, that can go anywhere. Each of the seventy-eight cards in The Wild Unknown Pocket Tarot is a work of art that explores the mysteries of the natural world and the animal kingdom. In addition, this gorgeous travel deck features an original bonus Justice card that speaks to the social movements of our time. Hand drawn in her iconic, mystical style, the deck's striking images invite deep contemplation. The Wild Unknown guidebook is a condensed version of the original--a hand-lettered and fully illustrated guide that leads readers through the steps of a reading, from shuffling and cutting the deck to creating spreads to reading the tarot, including accessible interpretations for all seventy-eight individual cards. Infused with all the mystery, glamour, and allure that made her original deck a cult sensation, The Wild Unknown Pocket Tarot will introduce a new audience to the magic of the tarot and is a keepsake collectible sure to delight Krans' longtime fans.
Indestructibles: This Little Piggy - by Amy Pixton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 12Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: AnimalsSeries Title: IndestructiblesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Workman PublishingAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsBook theme: Farm AnimalsAuthor: Amy PixtonLanguage: English About the Book A new addition to the bestselling Indestructibles line of drool-proof, rip-proof, washable books for babies: The beloved nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy" is sure to get babies' toes wiggling! Book Synopsis Cry wee wee . . . all the way home, with a book that's indestructible! This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. . . Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are: Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven materialWaterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic readingPortable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travelSafe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards About the Author Vanja Kragulj is a Canadian illustrator and graphic designer originally from former Yugoslavia. She studied Visual Communications Design at Alberta University of the Arts and started out as an illustrator and graphic designer for children's fashion in Montreal, Quebec. Since then, she has worked as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator on projects ranging from children's product design, environmental graphics design, commercial illustration, public art and children's publishing. Vanja's work is inspired by her graphic design background making composition, color, and patterns key. She is passionate about creating work that is fun, colorful and adds beauty to the world. When she's not illustrating, Vanja teaches children and adult illustration workshops and is a regular visitor to the local library children's book section. She lives with her son Jun, husband Kenji and their miniature husky, in Calgary, Canada. Amy Pixton is a mother of triplets who created Indestructibles after her mother-in-law, the artist Karen Pixton, began painting murals on Tyvek construction wrap. She lives with her family in Kansas City.
World of Reading Disney Junior: Let's Read Together! - (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x .6 Inches (W) x 8.2 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 160Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: ReadersSeries Title: World of ReadingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Disney PressAuthor: VariousAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: BeginnerLanguage: English Book Synopsis Come along on five different fun adventures with Mickey, Minnie, Mira, and more! Inside are: Minnie's Bow-Toons: Blooming BowsPuppy Dog Pals: Hissy's Big DayMira, Royal Detective: Meet MiraT.O.T.S.: Panda ExcessMickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures: Campy Camper DayThe perfect variety of stories to help your little one learn to read on their own! Be sure to check out other best-selling fan-favorite reader bind-ups: World of Reading: Disney Junior: Five Tales of Fun!World of Reading: Minnie TalesWorld of Reading: Disney Junior Mickey: Friendship Tales
Zion Unmatched - (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x .4 Inches (W) x 10 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Sports & RecreationFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Candlewick Press (MA)Author: VariousAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: WrestlingLanguage: English Book Synopsis An extraordinary, deeply inspirational photo essay traces the path of wrestler and wheelchair racer Zion Clark to become the first American man to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics. This stunning photographic essay showcases Zion Clark's ferocious athleticism and undaunted spirit. It features striking, visually arresting images and an approachable and engaging text cowritten by New York Times best-selling journalist James S. Hirsch, including pieces of advice that have motivated Zion toward excellence and passages from Zion himself. The book explores Zion's journey from a childhood lost in the foster care system to his hard-fought rise as a high school wrestler to his current rigorous training to prepare as an elite athlete on the world stage. Included are a biography and a note from Zion. This first in a trilogy of books to be written by Zion Clark, subject of an award-winning Netflix short documentary, focuses on his quest for Olympic and Paralympic gold and is publishing in time for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games. Review Quotes "Zion inspires you to go against your fears. If you have any fears, just continue, because if Zion can do it, so can you." - Anderson Silva, mixed martial arts champion who holds the longest title reign in Ultimate Fighting Championship history About The Author Zion Clark is an elite athlete, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. He is working to be the first person to ever compete in both the Olympic and Paralympic games in wrestling and wheelchair racing, respectively. Zion Clark lives in Los Angeles, CA. James S. Hirsch is a New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter, as well as Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race Massacre and Its Legacy and Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend. He lives outside of Boston.
Black Adam Strikes! (DC Justice League) - (Step Into Reading) by Frank Berrios (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Media Tie-InSeries Title: Step Into ReadingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Frank BerriosAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Justice League faces off against the powerful Black Adam, Shazam's arch nemesis, in this Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader that features more than 30 stickers! When the powerful super villain known as Black Adam appears, it's up to the Batman(TM), Wonder Woman(TM), and the rest of the Justice League to stop him in this action-packed leveled reader. Great for young DC Super Hero fans ages 5 to 8, this reader includes more than 30 stickers to add to the fun! Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics for children who are ready to read on their own. About The Author FRANK BERRIOS is a children's book editor and the author of many Little Golden Books, including Football with Dad and Soccer with Mom.
Empty - by Susan Burton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Personal MemoirsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House TradeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Susan BurtonLanguage: English Book Synopsis An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge-eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still."Her tale of compulsion and healing is candid and powerful."--People NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE For almost thirty years, Susan Burton hid her obsession with food and the secret life of compulsive eating and starving that dominated her adolescence. This is the relentlessly honest, fiercely intelligent story of living with both anorexia and binge-eating disorder, moving past her shame, and learning to tell her secret. When Burton was thirteen, her stable life in suburban Michigan was turned upside down by her parents' abrupt divorce, and she moved to Colorado with her mother and sister. She seized on this move west as an adventure and an opportunity to reinvent herself from middle-school nerd to popular teenage girl. But in the fallout from her parents' breakup, an inherited fixation on thinness went from "peculiarity to pathology." Susan entered into a painful cycle of anorexia and binge eating that formed a subterranean layer to her sunny life. She went from success to success--she went to Yale, scored a dream job at a magazine right out of college, and married her college boyfriend. But in college the compulsive eating got worse--she'd binge, swear it would be the last time, and then, hours later, do it again--and after she graduated she descended into anorexia, her attempt to "quit food." Binge eating is more prevalent than anorexia or bulimia, but there is less research and little storytelling to help us understand it. In tart, soulful prose Susan Burton strikes a blow for the importance of this kind of narrative and tells an exhilarating story of longing, compulsion and hard-earned self-revelation. Review Quotes "Her tale of compulsion and healing is candid and powerful."--People "Susan Burton's Empty is a smart, brave gift to the world. She pulls back the curtain on an ailment all too many suffer with and often die from. Bravo!"--Mary Karr, author of The Art of Memoir and The Liars' Club"Burton's memoir is valuable because she goes beyond simply confessing her shame; she rakes herself over the coals, and in doing so she models how anger can be used to clarify a story. Her anger gives the book its considerable power, its substantial grace and even, in the end, its meaning. Her fury is like a flashing light in a cave, or a portal. The force of it makes us not just appreciate but actually feel the force that drove her to commit her actions in the first place. The result is a book that wields a fearsome intimacy."--Claire Dederer, The New York Times"Residing inside all of us is a secret so fraught that it becomes unspeakable, and for Susan Burton, that secret was food: How it controlled her and how she tried to control it. How it haunted and comforted, becoming at turns her fiercest adversary and comforting companion. Empty is a tour de force of both vulnerability and strength, a memoir so unflinching and brave that it forces us to peer into our own dark places with newfound honesty and compassion. By giving voice to her shame, Burton teaches herself--and the rest of us--how to find power and freedom in the telling."--Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed "Susan Burton's Empty is by turns touching, frightening, fiercely candid, and beautifully written. In this story of a teenager's furtive eating disorders, Burton has sidestepped the clichés, and captured the enigma of attempting to sate, by gluttony and starvation, our human vulnerabilities."--Jill Ciment, author of The Body in Question "Susan Burton's brave and candid book reveals the inner landscape of an adolescent girl, and the way the mind can be hypnotized by the idea of the body. Beautifully written, touching and intimate, Empty speaks to a secret shared by many American women."--Roxana Robinson, author of Dawson's Fall About the Author Susan Burton's writing has appeared in Slate, Mother Jones, New York, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. She is a former editor of Harper's and a producer of This American Life. Her radio documentaries have won numerous awards. The film Unaccompanied Minors is based on one of her radio essays. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two sons.
When We Meet Again - by Caroline Beecham (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Caroline BeechamLanguage: English Book Synopsis An emotionally compelling tale of love and mystery set in the publishing world of World War II London, When We Meet Again tells the story of a mother searching for her stolen child, and illustrates the unbreakable bonds among families, lovers, and readers under the shadow of war. London, 1943: War and dwindling resources have taken their toll on the book publishing industry, but Alice Cotton, a young editor at Partridge Press, has seen her star begin to rise. She has a knack for creating new books to distract readers from the grim realities of the war. And the demand for books is greater than ever, both on the battlefield and on the home front. But just as her hard work seems poised to pay off, Alice unexpectedly falls pregnant. Facing the stigma of being an unwed mother, Alice flees to a small town to give birth to her child, Eadie, whom her family has promised to help raise. Instead, her mother sells the newborn to baby farmers who plan to give the child up for a private adoption. Alice begins her desperate hunt to find the daughter she never planned for but suddenly deeply loves. Alice's story intertwines with that of Theo Bloom, an American editor tasked with helping Partridge Press overcome the publishing obstacles of the war. Theo and Alice are quickly drawn to each other during their darkest hours, bound by hope, love, secrets, and the belief that books have the power to change lives. Review Quotes "Books about the power of stories to bring people together and nourish their spirits are my favorite kind. So it was with much joy that I read When We Meet Again, a wonderful tribute to all things bookish. But it is also a compelling exploration of a heartbreaking and little known aspect of wartime life. The research, compassion and sensitivity poured into novel are admirable and make for a deeply affecting reading experience." --Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Secret"Beecham pulls off a thrilling conclusion and elevates the story with some well-researched context on the publishing industry during the war, when demand for books was high. Fans of sentimental WWII fiction will fly through this."--Publishers Weekly"Character-driven with the impending doom of war looming, When We Meet Again delivers a softly paced mystery with a dash of hope and romance to keep readers rooting for Alice when outlooks look dim."--Booklist "A compelling story of a determined young woman and her quest for justice set against the fascinating world of publishing--and even a zoo--during World War II."--Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child "When We Meet Again is a poignant and absorbing novel about a young woman editor personally devastated by the historically true practice of "baby farming" during World War II-era London. Caroline Beecham's emotional and beautifully written story is a testament to the enduring power of a mother's love and to the power of books and stories themselves, in even our darkest times." --Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of In Another Time and Half Life "By turns heart-pounding and heart-tugging, When We Meet Again is a dramatic story of baby farming in WWII-era London. Following a mother searching for her stolen daughter, Caroline Beecham's writing, rich with historical detail and filled to the brim with emotion, will pull readers in from the very first page. --Molly Greeley, author of The Clergyman's Wife and The HeiressAn evocative and heart-warming story that reminds us of everything that is important."--Belinda Alexandra, author of The Invitation and The Mysterious Woman About the Author Caroline Beecham is the author of four historical novels. She studied the craft of novel writing at the Faber Academy in Sydney, with Curtis Brown Creative in London, and has an MA in film and television and an MA in creative writing. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two teenage sons. When We Meet Again is the first of her novels to be published in the United States.
Bone Chase - by Weston Ochse (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Gallery / Saga PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: SupernaturalAuthor: Weston OchseLanguage: English About the Book "In true The Da Vinci Code fashion, a taut thriller filled with rival factions vying for control of the truth in a giant global conspiracy. There were giants on the earth in those days-at least that's what the Bible says. But, where are they? Did they ever really exist at all? When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend begin to unravel a mystery 10,000 years in the making-and he is the last hope to discovering the world's greatest conspiracy. Chased by both the Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David, Ethan must survive the chase-and find the truth"-- Book Synopsis A Gallery Book. Gallery Books has a great book for every reader. About the Author Weston Ochse is called "one of the major horror authors of the 21st century" by the American Library Association. Whether he's writing horror, science fiction, or thrillers, Weston's life skills and his more than thirty years in the military, traveling all over the world, has given him a unique perspective on the poignancy of the human condition, which he strives to embrace in all of his literary work.
The Quick Fix Kitchen - by Tia Mowry (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Health & HealingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rodale BooksAuthor: Tia MowryAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "The beloved actress and star of the digital original series Quick Fix shows how to embrace home cooking with easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for the entire family, saving time and energy and bringing balance to your kitchen"-- Book Synopsis The beloved actress and star of the digital series Quick Fix saves you time and energy with her favorite mealtime hacks, tips to bring joy and balance to your kitchen, and 65 easy, delicious, and healthy recipes the entire family will love. As a busy mom, author, actor, and entrepreneur, Tia Mowry needed to find quick and easy solutions to a busy life, especially when it came to cooking for her family. She figured out a way to create nutritious, hearty dishes that work for everyone, allowing her to savor moments spent around the table. The Quick Fix Kitchen empowers you to do the same, helping you embrace home cooking without sacrificing time and energy with Tia's "Quick Fixes" for mealtimes: healthy food swaps, pantry organizational hacks, food shopping tips, meal plans, sixty-five easy, delicious recipes, and more. With advice presented in her trademark joyful, down-to-earth fashion, you'll learn how to use your kitchen to your advantage--understanding flavor affinities, balancing wholesome and indulgent meals, incorporating the kids, managing your time--so that you can unwind and have fun creating family traditions. The recipes themselves are designed to deliver big flavors with minimum prep and cook time. They include sheet pan meals like Stuffed Pesto Chicken Breast, one-pot meals like Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake, classics with a healthy twist like Creamy "Alfredo" Pasta, and creative, kid-friendly snacks like Banana "Sushi" Rolls and Mini Quesadilla Pizzas. With The Quick Fix Kitchen, feeding yourself and your family won't feel like a chore. About the Author Tia Mowry-Hardrict is an actress, producer, author, lifestyle influencer, and business owner. Tia has been in the public eye for twenty-five years; she first came on the scene with her hit comedy series Sister, Sister and currently stars in the Netflix series Family Reunion. Tia, in partnership with KIN Community, created the YouTube channel "Tia Mowry's Quick Fix." The go-to online resource provides weekly uploads to help viewers solve life's little dilemmas fast. It also stands as the company's fastest growing channel to date, garnering over two million followers. Tia invited fans into her kitchen with the release of her first cookbook, the bestselling Whole New You, by Random House Publishing Group. She also wrote the book Oh Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, which quickly became a national bestseller delivering the lowdown in a frank, hilarious guide to modern pregnancy. In 2020, Tia launched Anser supplements in partnership with BioSchwartz, debuting a line of simple, high-quality, and affordable products that inspire people of all backgrounds to take charge of their own health.
Bayern - (Spectacular Places Paper) by Petra Ender (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 420Genre: PhotographySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesSeries Title: Spectacular Places PaperFormat: PaperbackPublisher: KoenemannAge Range: AdultAuthor: Petra EnderLanguage: English Book Synopsis With national parks including the Bavarian Forest, fairytale castles such as Neuschwanstein, and the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze, Bavaria is a dream destination. Tradition and urban lifestyle go hand in hand in Munich. Bavaria is home to both alpine landscape and numerous lakes, including part of the shoreline of Germany's largest lake, Lake Constance. About the Author Petra Ender is a trained translator and turned her passion into her profession 20 years ago. Today she lives and works in Munich as a photographer and freelance picture editor for various publishing houses.
Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes - by Phoebe Robinson (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Tiny Reparations BooksAuthor: Phoebe RobinsonAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysLanguage: English Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson is back with a new essay collection that is equal parts thoughtful, hilarious, and sharp about human connection, race, hair, travel, dating, Black excellence, and more. Written in Phoebe's unforgettable voice and with her unparalleled wit, Robinson's latest collection, laced with spot-on pop culture references, takes on a wide range of topics. From the values she learned from her parents (including, but not limited to, advice on not bringing outside germs onto your clean bed) to her and her boyfriend, lovingly known as British Baekoff, deciding to have a child-free union, to the way the Black Lives Matter movement took center stage in America, and, finally, the continual struggle to love her 4C hair, each essay is packed with humor and humanity. By turns insightful, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartfelt, Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes is not only a brilliant look at our current cultural moment, but a collection that will stay with you for years to come. About the Author Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast and series of TV specials 2 Dope Queens. She's also the New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain and Everything's Trash, But It's Okay, which is being adapted into a half-hour pilot for Freeform. Additionally, Phoebe has starred in the movies Ibiza and What Men Want, and was moderator on Michelle Obama's international Becoming book tour. Most recently, Phoebe launched Tiny Reparations, a production company under ABC Signature, whose first project is a talk show entitled Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson that premiered April 2021 on Comedy Central.
Pax Samson Vol. 1, 1 - by Rashad Doucet & Jason Reeves (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 200Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic NovelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Oni PressAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: SuperheroesAuthor: Rashad Doucet & Jason ReevesLanguage: English Book Synopsis Pax Samson: The Cookout is the first volume in a new action-packed, fantasy trilogy that depicts a world struggling to find peace in the midst of threats, and a young superhero chef torn between following his passion and following in his family's footsteps. When it comes to the kitchen, no one knows cooking better than twelve-year-old Pax Samson. He's a hero when it comes to testing recipes and supplying copious amounts of Dragon Noodle Soup at his family's cookouts. It's tough being a master chef, though, when the rest of his family are world-famous superheroes, and they expect Pax to take up the beacon to keep the world safe with his telekinetic powers. Pax's home planet of Soltellus is home to all walks of life, including humans, gods, as well as elves, orcs, dragons, sprites and other fantasy races known as the "Enchanted" all living in a modern society similar to our own. Among them is the Samson family, led by the fearless and mighty Grandma Samson, the greatest superhero to ever live and the person responsible for always saving Soltellus when trouble strikes. She's been doing it for hundreds of years, but she's ready for the younger generation of Samsons, including Pax, to step up. When the mad god Odin, long-time enemy to the Enchanted race and arch-rival to Grandma, resurfaces in another attempt to regain power, Pax will attempt to put his training into practice, but ends up just making things worse. Tempted to hang up the superhero cape and stick to the kitchen, Pax faces the toughest decision yet when a legendary savior of the Enchanted people arrives, along with a startling discovery that there might be parts of the Soltellus history that are wrong. Pax, determined to protect his family and friends, will do everything he can to stop the new threats set on disrupting the peace between humans and the Enchanted. About the Author Rashad Doucet is from New Orleans by way of Eunice. He is Ville Platte, Louisiana, native who's been drawing comics since his grandma gave him a pencil and some paper to keep quiet during church. He's known for his work with Oni Press on comics like Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, and Alabaster Shadows. He's also worked with DC Comics, Stela, and most recently was a part of the Eisner-winning Elements: Fire Anthology. Rashad is currently a professor of sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, where he can often be found listening to '80s power ballads and watching way too much anime. A New Orleans, Louisiana native, Jason Reeves is a publisher, art director, and award-winning illustrator operating out of Los Angeles, CA. His most recent works include being creator, publisher, and illustrator of the OneNation and Kid Carvers series by 133art Publishing. Past projects include being a featured illustrator in Black Comix Returns by Magnetic Press/Lion Forge, a hardcover collection of art and essays showcasing the best African American artists in today's vibrant comic book culture; and writer and illustrator on Arch Enemy/USAToday.com's F-00 Fighters webcomic. In addition to comics, he has done illustration for Esquire Magazine, the USA Network, Wizards of the Coast, Heavy Metal, and HASBRO.
Ghost Forest - by Pik-Shuen Fung (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: One WorldAge Range: AdultAuthor: Pik-Shuen FungLanguage: English About the Book "In Ghost Forest, the unnamed narrator is the eldest of two daughters who grew up in Vancouver with her mother, away from her father in China, who's now sick. She's twenty-four and realizing she has never told her father that she loves him. The stories and experiences that unfold through his subsequent death and memorialization are lessons and curiosities of intimacy and affection. They are real, raw, and poignant meditations on how life and love can sometimes best be discovered in dying. This is a story of an underrepresented Chinese identity, a transnational identity, one that is neither rootless nor completely uprooted. Told in space and monologue, traveling through present and past, Ghost Forest recounts memories and performs traditions with a weight and tenderness that only family can inspire"-- Book Synopsis This "powerful" (BuzzFeed) debut about love, grief, and family welcomes you into its pages and invites you to linger, staying with you long after you've closed its covers. "I am madly in love with this book, a kaleidoscopic wonder."--T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless GirlsHow do you grieve, if your family doesn't talk about feelings? This is the question the unnamed protagonist of GhostForest considers after her father dies. One of the many Hong Kong "astronaut" fathers, he stays there to work, while the rest of the family immigrated to Canada before the 1997 Handover, when the British returned sovereignty over Hong Kong to China. As she revisits memories of her father through the years, she struggles with unresolved questions and misunderstandings. Turning to her mother and grandmother for answers, she discovers her own life refracted brightly in theirs. Buoyant and heartbreaking, Ghost Forest is a slim novel that envelops the reader in joy and sorrow. Fung writes with a poetic and haunting voice, layering detail and abstraction, weaving memory and oral history to paint a moving portrait of a Chinese-Canadian astronaut family. "Ghost Forest is the tender/funny book we can all appreciate after a hellish year."--Literary Hub Review Quotes "Ghost Forest is a debut certain to turn your heart. With a dexterity and style all her own, Pik-Shuen Fung renders the many voices that make up a family, as well as the mythologies we create for those we know, and those we wish we knew better. I am madly in love with this book, a kaleidoscopic wonder."--T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls "'With a single line, you can paint the ocean, ' says an art teacher in Ghost Forest, as apt a description as any for Pik-Shuen Fung's sparse, gorgeous, devastating debut novel. Here, silences speak. Brilliant and pitiless at first, Ghost Forest mutates in the reader's hand, until it shimmers with grace and unexpected humor. A mercurial meditation on love and family."--Padma Viswanathan, bestselling author of The Ever After of Ashwin Rao "Made by an artist who angles her mirror to make room for the faces of others, Pik-Shuen Fung's Ghost Forest resembles a xieyi painting, a place where white space and absence are as important as color and life. At once an elegy to all that's been lost between countries, languages, and generations, and a quietly urgent call to love what we have. Inventive, funny, and devastating."--Jennifer Tseng, award-winning author of Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness "Like a Chinese ink painting, every line in Pik-Shuen Fung's Ghost Forest is full of movement and spirit, revealing the resilient threads of matrilineal history and the inheritance of stories and silences. With humor, compassion, and clear-eyed prose, Fung reminds us that grief, memory, and history are never linear but always alive. Fung writes about the questions we forget to ask, the stories that are hidden from us, and the complex acts of care at the core of family. She reminds us that what is unspoken is never lost. Ghost Forest is an intimate act of recording and reckoning. It trusts us to listen. It shows us all the languages for love."--K-Ming Chang, author of Bestiary "In Ghost Forest, Pik-Shuen Fung gives us a family so aching with tenderness, so incandescent with grief and love, that reading about them felt like reading about my own deepest and most secret longings and regrets. This is a book to break your heart and then fill it to bursting again. What an exquisite, glorious debut."--Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse"[A] moving debut . . . Bracing fragments and poignant vignettes come together to make a stunning and evocative whole."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Seemingly spare yet undeniably dense with so much unsaid, Fung's polyphonic first novel is a magnificent literary triumph."--Booklist (starred review) About the Author Pik-Shuen Fung is a Canadian writer and artist living in New York City. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Kundiman, the Millay Colony, and Storyknife. Ghost Forest is her first book.
Doodling 101: A Silly Symposium - by Mo Willems (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 7.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 144Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous StoriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hyperion Books for ChildrenAuthor: Mo WillemsAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Doodlers earn their MMD (Master Mo Doodler) diploma in 15 days or less (or more!) with this activity-packed doodle book.Draw impossible buildings, animate favorite characters, design sets, make puppets, give gifts, and create abstract art with Mo Willems! This 144-page activity book builds on the 15-episode web series LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! originally produced by Mo Willems with the Kennedy Center in March of 2020.Featuring new hosts Kit and Kaboodle, the Doodle Poodles, kids get writing and drawing tips from Mo across 15 chapters of daily doodling fun. Bonus features include perforated gatefold SUPER BOUNCE gameboards, pop-out finger puppets, and how-to-draw instructions of popular Mo Willems characters. About The Author Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his picture books, two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals, and five Geisel Honors for his celebrated Elephant & Piggie series. He lives in Massachusetts with his family. Learn more at pigeonpresents.com.
The Spellbinding Episodes of Phoebe and Her Unicorn - by Dana Simpson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x .7 Inches (W) x 5.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic NovelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAuthor: Dana SimpsonAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: HumorousLanguage: English Book Synopsis A deluxe bind-up featuring all the comics from two different Phoebe and Her Unicorn books: Unicorns vs. Goblins and Razzle Dazzle Unicorn. In these spellbinding adventures, nine-year-old Phoebe Howell and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, explore the possibilities of friendship, summer camp, the holidays, and even founding their own detective agency. These entertaining, visually dazzling stories are a wonderful reminder to young readers that being weird is much more fun than being normal. About The Author Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit. From 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndication signed her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her tech genius spouse and her fairly stupid cat.
The Wailing Wind - (Leaphorn and Chee Novel) by Tony Hillerman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Leaphorn and Chee NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper PaperbacksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Police ProceduralAuthor: Tony HillermanLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Tony Hillerman's novels are like no others. His insightful portrayal of the vast Navajo Reservation, the spirit-haunted people who inhabit it and the clash between ancient traditions and modern civilization that has shaped its present and will determine its future has produced a body of work unique in mystery fiction."--San Diego Union-TribuneLegendary detectives Leaphorn and Chee are pulled into mysteries old and new in this haunting tale of obsessive greed, lost love, and murder from the "national literary and cultural sensation" (Los Angeles Times)--New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman.Officer Bernadette Manuelito finds the dead man slumped over in the cab of a pickup, with a rich ex-con's phone number in his pocket . . . and a tobacco tin filled with placer gold. She figures he's just another drunk--an assumption that gets her in trouble for mishandling a crime scene and brings down the wrath of the FBI on her supervisor, Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. For Chee's mentor, former Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, the death eerily echoes a long dormant cold case. Years earlier, Leaphorn followed the trail of a beautiful, young, and missing wife to a dead end, and the failure to close that investigation has haunted him ever since. This new case could lead to the truth, and the legendary lawman comes out of retirement, determined to solve it. But ghosts never sleep in these high, lonely Southwestern hills. For Bernie, Leaphorn, and Chee, the twisted threads of craven murders past and current may finally be coming together, as the desert gives up its secrets . . . secrets heard in the wailing wind. Review Quotes "Gale force hit!"--People"Hillerman has become a national literary and cultural sensation."--Los Angeles Times"Hillerman repeatedly shines in this masterfully complex new novel."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Tony Hillerman is a wonderful storyteller."--New York Times Book Review
Lieutenant Dangerous - by Jeff Danziger (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Steerforth PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jeff DanzigerLanguage: English Book Synopsis A must-read war memoir... with zero punches pulled, related by one of the most incisive observers of the American political scene. --KIRKUS (starred review) Funny, biting, thoughtful and wholly original. --Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They CarriedJeff Danziger, one of the leading political cartoonists of his generation, captures the fear, sorrow, absurdity, and unintended but inevitable consequences of war with dark humor and penetrating moral clarity. If there is any discipline at the start of wars it dissipates as the soldiers themselves become aware of the pointlessness of what they are being told to do. A conversation with a group of today's military age men and women about America's involvement in Vietnam inspired Jeff Danziger to write about his own wartime experiences: "War is interesting," he reveals, "if you can avoid getting killed, and don't mind loud noises." Fans of his cartooning will recognize his mordant humor applied to his own wartime training and combat experiences: "I learned, and I think most veterans learn, that making people or nations do something by bombing or sending in armed troops usually fails." Near the end of his telling, Danziger invites his audience--in particular the young friends who inspired him to write this informative and rollicking memoir--to ponder: "What would you do? . . . Could you summon the bravery--or the internal resistance--to simply refuse to be part of the whole idiotic theater of the war? . . . Or would you be like me?" Review Quotes A must-read war memoir . . . with zero punches pulled, related by one of the most incisive observers of the American political scene. -- KIRKUS (starred review) Brilliant political cartoonist Jeff Danziger has written a crackerjack new book...The book is a rollicking, honest, cynical and, at times, tragic recollection of that dreadful and deceitful war. -- Valley News About the Author Jeff Danziger, one of the most widely recognized political cartoonists of his generation, is syndicated by the Washington Post News Service and is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army 1967-1971, one year in Vietnam in the First Air Cavalry, the 11th ACR and other units. He received the Bronze Star and the Air Medal.
The Stone Age - by Jen Hadfield (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 80Genre: PoetrySub-Genre: Subjects & ThemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Picador USAAge Range: AdultBook theme: NatureAuthor: Jen HadfieldLanguage: English Book Synopsis At first sight, Jen Hadfield's new collection is an astonishingly sharp depiction of the wild landscape of her Shetland home, its people and their working lives, and the things they make and live amongst. But the reader will soon discover in The Stone Age a work of visionary power: in Hadfield's telling, everything - door and wall, flower and rain, shore and sea, the standing stones whose presences charge the land - has a living consciousness, one which can be engaged with as a personal encounter.The Stone Age is a timely reminder that our neurodiversity is a gift: we do not all see the world the world in the same way, and the sharing of our various experience enriches it immeasurably. Hadfield's lyric line and unashamedly high-stakes wordplay are speech hard-won from silence, and provide nothing less than a portal into a different kind of being. The Stone Age is the work of a singular artist at the height of her powers, one which dramatically extends the range of our shared experience. About the Author Jen Hadfield lives in Shetland. Her first collection, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003. Her second collection, Nigh-No-Place, won the T. S. Eliot Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition in 2012.
Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage - (Aunt Dimity Mystery) by Nancy Atherton (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Aunt Dimity MysteryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: VikingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Cozy, GeneralAuthor: Nancy AthertonLanguage: English Book Synopsis In the twenty-fifth installment of the bestselling Aunt Dimity series, when an inscrutable newcomer arrives in Finch, Lori is determined to befriend him--and in the process discovers Finch's own heart-wrenching past It's early May in the small English village of Finch and the air is crackling with excitement: a newcomer is about to move into Pussywillows, a riverside cottage with a romantic reputation. Will the cottage's newest resident prove yet again its enchanting ability to matchmake? But when Crispin Windle arrives, no one knows what to make of him: seemingly a loner, he repels every welcoming gesture and appears altogether uninterested in being a part of the community. Soon, the townspeople have all but dismissed him. Only Lori and Tommy Prescott, a young army veteran who recently moved to Finch, refuse to give up. They orchestrate a chance meeting that leads to a startling discovery: a set of overgrown ruins. They are, Aunt Dimity shares, the remains of a Victorian woolen mill that once brought prosperity to Finch. As the three explore, they stumble upon the unmarked graves of children who died working at the mill. Heartbroken, Lori, Tommy, and Mr. Windle get to work on the seemingly impossible task of identifying the children to give them a proper burial. And as Mr. Windle works tirelessly to name the forgotten children, he slowly begins to open up--giving the romantic cottage a chance to heal his heart as well. About the Author Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of twenty-four Aunt Dimity mysteries. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Astrid and Apollo and the Puppy Surprise - by V T Bidania (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 64Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: Astrid and ApolloFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Picture Window BooksAge Range: 4-8 YearsAuthor: V T BidaniaLanguage: English About the Book Astrid and Apollo each have a special, surprise birthday gift planned for the other, and Astrid thinks she has guessed what Apollo is giving her, but as she puts more clues together, she realizes she is in the middle of a birthday mystery. Includes facts about the Hmong. Book Synopsis The twins' birthday is coming! Astrid and Apollo each have a special, surprise gift planned for the other. Astrid thinks she has guessed what Apollo is giving her, but as she puts more clues together, she realizes she's in the middle of a birthday mystery! Join in the fun as the twins try to pull off the ultimate birthday surprises for the best birthday ever! Readers will love joining the twins on their adventures in this chapter book series about a Hmong American family.
California Summits - by Matt Johanson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 296Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HikingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Matt JohansonLanguage: English About the Book California Summits guides readers to 50 beautiful, attainable peak hikes. Hikers can summit most in a day, and sometimes in just a few hours, with a minimum of experience and gear. Everyone from families to experienced peak-baggers will find something to love. Hike up scenic Mount Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco Bay, Yosemite National Park's grand Clouds Rest with its incomparable view of Half Dome, and snowcapped Mount Shasta, the state's northern jewel, among others. Stunning color photography and detailed hike descriptions provide inspiration and information for hikers of all ages and experience levels. About the Author Matt Johanson writes about the outdoors for numerous California newspapers and magazines. California Summits is his sixth book. Matt's writing has won awards from the International Center for Journalists, California News Publishers Association and National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation. He lives in Castro Valley, California with his wife Karen.
The Recovery Agent - by Janet Evanovich (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Atria BooksAuthor: Janet EvanovichAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis The latest Gabriela Rose novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. About The Author Over the last twenty-five years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering twenty-four #1 New York Times bestsellers in the Stephanie Plum series. In addition to the Plum novels, Janet has coauthored the New York Times bestselling Fox and O'Hare series, the Knight and Moon series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and the graphic novel, Troublemaker (with her daughter, Alex Evanovich).
Mystical Stitches - by Christi Johnson (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Crafts + HobbiesSub-Genre: NeedleworkFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Storey PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: EmbroideryAuthor: Christi JohnsonLanguage: English About the Book This gorgeous embroidery book features nearly 200 original designs for symbols inspired by a colorful folk art aesthetic and infused with metaphysical meaning. How-to instructions allow readers to combine and stitch each symbol to create unique embroidered objects of personal significance. Book Synopsis Explore personal transformation through the stitching of dreams and intentions. Anything but ordinary, Mystical Stitches combines the beloved and accessible craft of embroidery with a spiritual element, introducing a rich treasury of 200 magical symbols you can use to set an intention and create personal icons to wear or embellish items in the home. Christi Johnson offers unique patterns inspired by botanicals, animals, numbers, the cosmos, earth elements, zodiac signs, and mythical beasts, for novice or well-practiced crafters to combine into talismans with personal meaning. Johnson's folk art style is vibrant and unintimidating and provides a framework for bringing spiritual elements into physical form. Review Quotes "What a gift for the world to have Christi Johnson's work in printed form. In this book we have the honor of joining Johnson's journey through embroidery, but we are also invited to go so much deeper than just stitching. Johnson leads us through beloved symbols and incredible imagery--like moon phases, zodiac signs, mythical beasts, and medicinal plants--and also offers suggestions for ways to live, connect, and heal. Christi makes magic with words and images--her intentions, inspirations, and intuition shine so brightly through every page of this stunning book." -- Katrina Rodabaugh, artist and author of Make Thrift Mend and Mending Matters "This book is so generous in the way it perfectly balances supportive, clear instructional content and technical information with permission, guidance, and encouragement to experience creativity and process free from perfectionism or external constraints and expectations. The links between magic and creativity and spirituality are so deep and beautifully expressed." -- Sarah K. Benning, author of Embroidered Life "Completely fascinating and breathtakingly beautiful! Like Johnson's embroidery itself, Mystical Stitches channels the power of sacred imagery to seamlessly weave magical symbols into a multidimensional creative outpouring." -- Erica Feldmann of Hauswitch "Christi Johnson's Mystical Stitches encourages spiritual forms of artistic expression. Part arts and crafts book, part meditative spiritual guide, it reveals the power of symbols, showing how to create them through fiber arts... Throughout, the book invites deep self-expression that embodies, through tangible visual symbols, the power of the spiritual imagination." -- Foreword Reviews
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition - by Paula Guran (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 528Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Prime BooksAge Range: TeenBook theme: Collections & AnthologiesAuthor: Paula GuranLanguage: English Book Synopsis The supernatural, the surreal, and the all-too real . . . tales of the dark. Such stories have always fascinated us, and modern authors carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us. Chosen from a wide variety of venues, these stories are as eclectic and varied as shadows. This volume of 2018's best dark fantasy and horror offers more than five hundred pages of tales from some of today's finest writers of the fantastique--sure to delight as well as disturb . . .
Pickle Party! (Waffles + Mochi) - (Step Into Reading) by Frank Berrios (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Media Tie-InSeries Title: Step Into ReadingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House Books for Young ReadersAuthor: Frank BerriosAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Netflix's Waffles + Mochi is an all-new children's show from President Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions! Waffles and Mochi's friend Kennedy loves all kinds of pickled food. But when they try to get pickles for her birthday party, Waffles and Mochi learn that pickles aren't made quickly. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love all the delicious details in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader, which includes over 30 stickers. Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. Step 2 is for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Join Waffles and Mochi for global adventures that reveal the stories behind our food. Produced by President Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions and streaming on Netflix, Waffles + Mochi is an entertaining mix of puppetry, animation, celebrity chefs, and famous guest stars. This delightful new show introduces young children and their families to a world of cooking and fearless eating. About The Author Frank Berrios is a widely published children's book author. He has written many Little Golden Books, including Football with Dad, Soccer with Mom, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Black Panther, I Am Captain Kirk, and My Little Golden Book about Jackie Robinson. Visit him on the web at FrankBerriosBooks.com. Sarah Rebar is an illustrator based in sunny Los Angeles, California! She worked in kid's TV for Sesame Street as a character designer, drawing muppets for a decade. She likes weird comedy and cartoons and misses NYC pizza. Visit her on the web at sarahrebar.com.
Mighty Reader Makes the Grade - by Will Hillenbrand (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Holiday HouseAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: DogsAuthor: Will HillenbrandLanguage: English About the Book "Mighty Reader helps classmate Lulu overcome test anxiety using reading strategies"-- Book Synopsis Giant pencils, angry textbooks, and a no-good, awful test are threatening students. It's time for super dog Mighty Reader to save the day! It's the night before a big test at school and pup Lulu's worries have come to life in a horrifying nightmare. How can she defeat the evil beasts of her imagination? With kicking and punching? No! Mighty Reader reminds Lulu how to knock out her fears with reading and partner power--they'll read together! Later he makes an appearance in the classroom to help calm the bundles of nerves. A reassuring and fun book for any reader with test anxiety. Lovable beagle Mighty Reader is a friend to new readers everywhere. By pairing bright, comic book-style artwork with classroom-approved reading strategies, Will Hillenbrand has created a reading superhero perfect for today's youngsters. About the Author Will Hillenbrand has written and illustrated a wide range of picture books for children, including the popular Bear and Mole series. Spring Is Here won the Please Touch Museum Book Award. What a Treasure! a Pennsylvania One Book, was written with his spouse Jane Hillenbrand. A seasoned elementary school teacher, Jane serves as an advisor on the Mighty Reader Series.
Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 3) - (A Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery) by Elizabeth C Bunce (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective StoriesSeries Title: A Myrtle Hardcastle MysteryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Algonquin Young ReadersAge Range: TeenAuthor: Elizabeth C BunceLanguage: English About the Book Twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective Myrtle Hardcastle returns, and now she is on the trail of a serial killer in her hometown of Swinburne. Book Synopsis An Edgar(R) Award Winning SeriesMyrtle Hardcastle--twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective--is back on the case, solving a string of bizarre murders in her hometown of Swinburne. When the proprietor of Leighton's Mercantile is found dead on the morning his annual Christmas shop display is to be unveiled, it's clear a killer had revenge in mind. But who would want to kill the local dry-goods merchant? Perhaps someone who remembers the mysterious scandal that destroyed his career as a professor and archaeologist. When the killer strikes again, each time manipulating the figures in the display to foretell the crime, Myrtle finds herself racing to uncover the long-buried facts of a cold case--and the motivations of a modern murderer.
Strange Planet Activity Book - by Nathan W Pyle (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.3 Inches (H) x .6 Inches (W) x 6.3 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Activity BooksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Nathan W PyleAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis An activity book based on Strange Planet, Nathan W. Pyle's #1 New York Times bestseller! Our favorite literal-speaking Beings return in this fun and hilarious activity book for kids 8-12 and fans of all ages.The book, filled with puzzles, games, and activities, features iconic big eyed, blue Beings, a bright pastel palette, and delightfully odd, deadpan humor. There are over one hundred pages to joyfully doodle in and complete, with activities ranging from crossword puzzles, mazes, word searches, matching games, spot the difference, and more.This activity book incorporates absurd "Strange Planet" lingo like "foot fabric tubes" (socks) and "vibrating creature" (purring cat) throughout. This activity book taps into what we love most about Strange Planet: the humor. This book will give young fans of the Strange Planet series yet another opportunity to visit their favorite blue Beings.
My First Science Experiments Workbook: Scholastic Early Learners (Workbook) - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 104Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Activity BooksSeries Title: Scholastic Early LearnersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Cartwheel BooksAuthor: ScholasticAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Make science come alive with 104 pages full of fun science experiments meant to encourage STEM learning, perfect for Kindergarten through second grade. Includes four sheets of stickers! A strong educational foundation helps ensure a child is able to benefit from the learning opportunities available in today's kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms. Help encourage your child's interest in STEM with this first science experiments book, which includes a dozen fun experiments for you to do together at home!104 pages of science experiments!Includes 4 sheets of stickersAimed at children ages 5-7Encourages interest in STEM topics.Easy experiments can be done at home with parent and child!Includes helpful parent tips throughoutBright, colorful pages blend photographs and illustrations to make this workbook one of the most eye-catching and engaging availableTeacher approved!Scholastic Early Learners is a dedicated learning program that builds school skills from infancy through second grade. Created by experts and focused on reinforcing curriculum topics and current academic guidelines with kid-friendly activities, this educational line is the best partner in your child's learning journey.Scholastic Early Learners: The Most Trusted Name in Learning!
Maggie and Pie and the Big Breakfast - (Highlights Puzzle Readers) by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: ReadersSeries Title: Highlights Puzzle ReadersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Highlights PressAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: BeginnerAuthor: Carolyn Cory ScoppettoneLanguage: English Book Synopsis Highlights Puzzle Readers offer an innovative approach to learning that integrates puzzles and stories to develop motivated, confident readers. These Level 1 books are perfect for kids who are reading simple sight words and sounding out decodable text. Fans of Amelia Bedelia will love these bird buddies! Maggie, a scatter-brained magpie, and Pie, a rule-following pigeon, love to cook together, but sometimes Maggie gets a little mixed up! In this Level 1 Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids solve visual logic puzzles to help find the right ingredients. With a bonus recipe so kids can make their own applesauce pancakes, Maggie and Pie and the Big Breakfast is perfect for beginning readers. About the Author After working as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles, Carolyn Cory Scoppettone moved to small-town New England to raise her children. Carolyn's debut picture book, Hold This!, was inspired by walks through the woods. In addition to picture books, Carolyn writes poetry, creative nonfiction, and middle grade novels. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband, their three daughters, plus two cats, one dog, and an energetic puppy. Paula J. Becker creates fun, whimsical illustrations for books, magazines, greeting cards, and more. She is a regular contributor to Highlights and High Five magazines, for which she's also created many Hidden Pictures puzzles. She's been drawing and creating stories for as long as she can remember. She lives in Quebec, where she likes to garden, bicycle, and try to learn French. One of her favorite things to cook is pâté chinois (shepherd's pie). Visit her at paulajbecker.com.
The Missing Magic Wand, 5 - (Pup Detectives) by Felix Gumpaw (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsSeries Title: Pup DetectivesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Little SimonAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: DogsAuthor: Felix GumpawLanguage: English About the Book "There's a new student at Pawston Elementary named Labra-cadabra-dor, and he has a few magic tricks up his sleeve. When Labra hypnotizes Rider to try and pull him over to the dark side, the other pup detectives worry they might have bitten off more than they can chew with this magical mystery"-- Book Synopsis In this fifth installment of the Pup Detectives graphic novel series, the pup detectives must save one of their own! There's a new student at Pawston Elementary named Labra-cadabra-dor, and he has a few magic tricks up his sleeve. When Labra hypnotizes Rider to pull him over to the dark side, the other pup detectives worry they might have bitten off more than they can chew with this magical mystery! About the Author Felix Gumpaw grew up reading kids' books, so it makes sense that he's writing them now. And when he isn't writing books, he's out solving mysteries around the city of Manhattan, where he lives.
La Biblia Según Dios - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 420Genre: HumorSub-Genre: TopicFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Malpaso EditorialAge Range: AdultBook theme: ReligionLanguage: Spanish Book Synopsis It's true. The Bible is the most widely read book of all time. But none of the numerous versions you're familiar with are accurate. Why? Because they were all written by man. And, as with all of man's creations, it's flawed and imperfect. The Bible is rife with historical, scientific, geographic, and linguistic errors, plus, contradictions. I offer you the definitive version of the Bible, derived from the true word of God. About the Author @diostuitero is one of the best known and most influential Twitter accounts. Created in 2012, it has 499,000 followers. And 14.9 million monthly impressions. She has been writing a Sunday column weekly for four years in the digital edition of El Mundo. She has also been producing another weekly column for years in El Plural and in Liopardo (AtresMedia's humor website).