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    The gut-wrenching third book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV s Hollywood Crush blog called better than "The Hunger Games." Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo and the Tonton...until she meets him and he confounds all her expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world for the chosen few. Jack s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Still uncertain, her connection with DeMalo a secret, Saba commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother, Lugh, anxious for the land in New Eden, Saba leads an inexperienced guerilla band against the powerfully charismatic DeMalo, in command of his settlers and the Tonton militia. What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price. "Raging Star" is the stunningly beautiful conclusion to the Dust Lands Trilogy, which has been called better than" The Hunger Games" by MTV s "Hollywood Crush.""
    The Vo family has just moved to Paris from a small town in northern France. The change is almost more than nine-year-old Vero can manage. Her parents are too busy to keep an eye on her in the big city, and her older brother, Philippe, wants nothing to do with her. In fact, the siblings can barely stand each other. Since Vero and Philippe aren't allowed to play outside, they must find ways to amuse themselves. Vero devises imaginative activities like raising a prize snail, creating families of chestnuts, and engineering a fake monster to scare her brother. Philippe does his best to put up with her antics, though the task becomes increasingly difficult. Francine, the young maid and nanny, is little help, consumed as she is by housework and a new boyfriend. Over the course of the year, everyone in the family learns to adjust to their new home. Vero survives her brother's meanness, her father's attempts at cooking, and a new school. And when Francine is fired, Vero and Philippe unite in the cause to get her back.
    Rob Bell's book, "Love Wins, " has generated a national conversation about ultimate issues, such as the nature of hell, heaven, and the ultimate destiny of humankind. Yet, the book has also created unnecessary confusion. "God Wins" is a response to the provocative questions "Love Wins" has raised. In "God Wins, " Mark Galli explores the important questions that are left unasked and the issues left uncharted. Mark shows how "Love Wins" is not enough--and that there is even better news for our world. Includes a group-discussion guide with relevant Scripture passages.
    This consumable book provides daily support for classroom instruction and also provides a long-term record of each student's mathematical development.
    This updated edition of "Costumes for the Stage" aims at simplicity in all aspects of designing and making costumes. It is designed primarily for those who need to dress plays on a small budget, whether for amateur, semi-professional, or professional groups. Starting with five pages illustrating the basic shapes of each period, Sheila Jackson provides practical advice for every kind of play, together with drawings, diagrams, and patterns from which to work. Included are sections on Greek plays, medieval miracles and mysteries, Shakespeare, seventeenth century, eighteenth century, Victorian and Edwardian costume, the twenties and thirties, and the present day. Each section covers the details of men's and women's clothes (hats, collars, shoes, jewelry, etc.) as well as methods for adapting and simplifying the style of the period. There are also sections on pantomimes and musicals, pageants and school plays, and invaluable advice on underwear, fabrics, measurements and fitting, the use of color, and simple ways to make masks, crowns, and decorations. The revised edition features expanded text and new illustrations. Hundreds of line drawings and no-nonsense, authoritative text combine to make this an essential book of costume design.
    Tate is overjoyed when a scrawny mutt turns up in the yard one day. She even persuades Mam and Pap to let her keep Sable, named for her dark, silky fur. But before long, the dog begins to cause trouble with the neighbors and Mam and Pap decide the dog must go. But Tate doesn’t give up easily . . . and neither does Sable.
    Fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick, Jenny Han, and Meg Cabot will adore this smart debut young adult novel, equal parts "My Life Next Door"and"The Princess Diaries" plus a dash of "The West Wing" Kate Quinn s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He s a powerful politician. And he s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option? Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be."
    Jefferson's Great Gamble tells the incredible story of how four leaders of an upstart nation--Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Livingston--risked the future of their country and their own careers; outwitted Napoleon Bonaparte, the world's most powerful ruler; and secured a new future for the United States of America. For two years before the Louisiana Purchase, the nine principal players in the deal watched France and the United States approach the brink of war over the most coveted spot on the planet: a bustling port known as New Orleans. And until the breakthrough moment when a deal was secured, the men who steered their countries through the tense and often beguiling negotiations knew only that the futures of both nations were being questioned, and that the answer was uncertain. Jefferson's Great Gamble is an extraordinary work that redefines one of the most important and overlooked events in American history. Charles A. Cerami reveals the untold thrusts and parries of the Louisiana Purchase, an event that was not just a land sale, but thirty months of high drama, blandishment, posturing and secret maneuvers by some of the most powerful and crafty men of their time. Utilizing original correspondence and firsthand accounts, Cerami paints a vivid and engrossing narrative enriched by the words of the men whose talents and weaknesses kept the negotiations alive during the most unsure moments. When Thomas Jefferson took office as president of the United States in 1801, Louisiana was at the front of his mind. Jefferson knew that the future of the country hinged on its right to navigate the Mississippi River and have access to New Orleans. His hopes for maintaining this right werealmost completely dashed when it was discovered that Napoleon had secretly forced Spain to give the Louisiana Territory to France, and that he had troops on the way to take possession of New Orleans. Jefferson's only hope to stop the takeover lay in a great gamble: convincing Napoleon that the United States was willing to go to war over the port city. Jefferson knew that war might fracture the new country, which at the time had roughly one thousand men in its army. He was therefore faced with not only convincing Napoleon that the United States was ready to fight, but bluffing him into thinking that it could win that battle. To execute his plan, Jefferson turned to his brilliant but troubled foreign-relations team. James Madison, the wily secretary of state, devised with Jefferson a disinformation strategy that was remarkable for its ingenuity and effectiveness. Robert Livingston, the American envoy to France, struggled to negotiate with French officials while being disdained and ignored by Jefferson and Madison, his political rivals. And as the final negotiations approached, James Monroe found himself sailing to Paris with the key to how the United States would execute the endgame. Napoleon was bombarded by contradicting opinions from his two closest advisors
    Get ready for your AP Physics 2 exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guideAP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 together replaced the course formerly titled AP Physics B. The new courses debuted in 2014, with the first Physics 1 and Physics 2 exams given in 2015. The wildly popular test prep guide updated and enhanced for smartphone users 5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 2 2017 provides a proven strategy to achieving high scores on this demanding Advanced Placement exam.This logical and easy-to-follow instructional guide introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help students build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence they need to reach their full potential. The book helps students master both multiple-choice and free-response questions and offers comprehensive answer explanations and sample responses. Written by a physics teacher and an AP consultant, this insider s guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes 2 full-length practice exams, plus the most up-to-date scoring information.The 5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 2 2017 effective 5-step plan breaks down test preparation into stages: 1. Set Up Your Study Program 2. Determine Your Test Readiness 3. Develop Strategies for Success 4. Develop the Knowledge You Need to Score High 5. Build Your Test-Taking Confidence. 2 full-length practice examsBONUS interactive AP Planner app delivers a customized study schedule and extra practice questions to students mobile devicesThe 5 Steps to a 5 series has prepared millions of students for successChristopher Bruhn (Arlington, TX) teaches AP Physics atSummit International Preparatory in Dallas and is an AP Physics consultant for the College Board.
    This trusted resource combines the practical guidance students need to understand each phase of the nursing process with an emphasis on critical thinking, focusing on both independent and collaborative responsibilities facing today's nurses. Using straightforward language, abundant examples, and real case scenarios, the book addresses the nurse's role as a caregiver and decision-maker in a range of settings--from clinic to the home, community, research, and acute care arenas. "Doody's Core Titles(TM) 2009."
    This fascinating book contains one educational entry for each day, regarding history, literature, arts, science, music, biographies, and miscellaneous info. The general reader can learn something new every day. Entries are written by experts in each field in an interesting, easy-to-understand way. The book format is portable, and a ribbon bookmark is attached. Fascinating factoids and illustrative images will delight and educate.
    A spooktacular new look for R.L. Stine's The Ghosts of Fear Street series
    I first killed in obedience, because Daddy wanted me to and - face it--Daddy always gets what he wants. Next, I killed from necessity. Self defense. In defense of the self -- the self I never had an opportunity to know or become. But now! Now I kill because I want to. Because it pleases me. Because I must protect the defenseless of these hallowed hills from all that is vile and profane."" Strong, intelligent, and painstakingly cautious, she stalks, seduces, and then savages the sportsmen who flock to Durango, Colorado to fill their annual urge for wildness. The mighty San Juan Mountains are the only mother she's ever known so she knows every trail, every freshet and stream, the best hunting and fishing locales and, like all conscientious champions of the wild, she obeys the laws of the forest: pack it in; pack it out, and leave no trace.La Plata County Sheriff Dan Biscayne came to Durango for the quiet life after burning out in the hardness of Houston Homicide. He now finds himself chasing a serial sexual murderer, and this one is a woman -- a rare and volatile situation. Of course, he has a town full of suspects since Durango attracts the athletic, strong, committed and focused men and women devoted to outdoor and extreme sports. Possible suspects include two psychologists, a high altitude distance runner, a reporter for the local paper, and an amnesiac actress who gets drunk and hangs out in rough bars armed and clothed in angry black leather. Biscayne, pressured by the Mayor and City Council, knows he's got to piece together the bloody puzzle before Durango starts to lose its bread 'n butter tourism. Though it sticks in his craw, he finally consults local psychiatrist, Dr. Quinn Matthews, who has worked with the FBI on the study of serial murder and helped develop the process of criminal profiling. Matthews calls in his mentor, Duke Marvel, a Director at the profiling unit at Quantico, Virginia.How quickly will their combined efforts identify this very smart killer? How many more will die brutally before they do? When the killer ups the ante by taking hostages, two of which are Biscayne's adolescent sons, the hunt becomes very personal and Dan simply can't wait for the FBI.
    "Grabs you on page one and doesn't let you go until the final page " --Nelson DeMille on "Crashers" Daria Gibron is a woman with a deadly past and an uncertain future. A former Shin-Bet agent now in exile in the U.S. and under the protection of the F.B.I., she works primarily as an interpreter. But Daria is a thrill junkie who can't resist the occasional freelance job as an operative--a habit that has left her with a trail of corpses behind her, and a few still living, very dangerous, high-powered enemies who would stop at nothing to get revenge. En route to an impromptu meeting with an old contact from her days in the Israeli Secret Service, Daria gets an unexpected and anonymous tipoff that she's about to walk into an ambush. Unsure who is after her, or why, she slips away from her followers and soon learns that she's been set up--and set up good. Someone has linked her to a much sought-after terrorist, and now all the resources of the U.S. intelligence community are being marshaled against her. As she tries to escape the ever-tightening snare laid out for her, someone else is using the operation against her as a distraction to hijack a very dangerous, highly guarded shipment. Now the only person who can keep this shipment from falling into terrorist hands is the one person they chose to set up as a diversion. Daria Gibron is many things--trigger-happy, resourceful, focused, and extremely dangerous --but the one thing she isn't is anybody's fool.
    Hampstead School is getting political When school elections roll around, Nicole decides to run for class president, and Grace volunteers to be her campaign manager. The only problem is, Grace starts treating the election like one of her football matches, and instead of focusing on Nicole, Grace starts making the election all about beating opponents. Can the English Roses help draw Grace in before the final ballots are cast?
    Dancers are young when they first dream of dance. Siena was six -- and her dreams kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, to her debut performance on stage with the New York City Ballet. "To Dance" tells "and shows" the fullness of her dreams and her rhapsodic life they led to. Part family history, part backstage drama, here is an original, firsthand book about a young dancer's beginnings -- and beyond.
    'And kiss me, Kate. We will be married o?Sunday?Petruchio, seeking his fortune in Padua, seeks to marry the strong-willed Katherine, while Lucentio and Bianca steal a marriage from under a father's nose. The Taming of the Shrew offers a Shakespearean take on feminism and a humorous but, surprisingly modern, look at the age-old battle between the sexes.With its hilarious Induction, laughably believable characters, and skillfully intertwined plots and subplots, the play provides an excellent introduction to the range of Shakespeare's comedic talents.To make The Taming of the Shrew more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of the more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to enlighten the reader on aspects that may be confusing or overlooked. In doing this, it is our intention that the reader may more fully enjoy the beauty of the verse, the wisdom of the insights, and the impact of thedrama.
    The International Student Handbook 2017 is the only book exclusively for foreign students! It has information on 2,900 colleges, including each school's ""international profile.""This guide covers financial aid, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirements, housing availability and special services for international students. It includes step-by-step guidelines on how to prepare for and apply to colleges in the United States, find financial aid and obtain a student visa.An appendix lists EducationUSA advising centers around the world where students can go locally for assistance and more information. Comprehensive indexes and a detailed glossary of terms will help students find schools that meet their needs.
    Why don't' you...run away with the gypsies?Ten-hour shifts in a high-end department store and catering to snooty customers...Nellie Bennett's life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. But maybe all she needs to do is infuse a little passion into her routine--through flamenco dance lessons, for instance.What Nellie doesn't realize is that flamenco is not just a dance--it's a way of life that seems much more enticing than her depressing retail gig. So she packs her suede dance shoes and leaves everything she knows behind, flying halfway around the world to seek the authentic experience in Seville, where the dark-eyed gypsy boys and mouth-watering tapas are enough to make Nellie want to stay in Spain forever. And why shouldn't she?Only in Spain is a foot-stomping, full-on firecracker of a memoir--crackling with energy, food, dance, gypsies, and love--that will capture your heart with the first "Ole ""A vivid, entertaining memoir...Bennett had me itching to pack my bag and join her."--Ann Vanderhoof, author of An Embarrassment of Mangoes and The Spice Necklace
    "A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm . . . Evenhanded, diplomatic, mutually respectful, and enormously useful." -- Kirkus, starred review Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and other intractable issues have repeatedly derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Now, in a book that is sure to spark controversy, renowned peacemaker Padraig O'Malley argues that the moment for a two-state solution has passed. After examining each issue and speaking with Palestinians and Israelis as well as negotiators directly involved in past summits, O'Malley concludes that even if such an agreement could be reached, it would be nearly impossible to implement given the staggering costs, Palestine's political disunity and the viability of its economy, rapidly changing demographics, Israel's continuing political shift to the right, global warming's effect on the water supply, and more. In this revelatory, hard-hitting book, O'Malley approaches the key issues pragmatically, without ideological bias, to show that we must find new frameworks for reconciliation if there is to be lasting peace between Palestine and Israel.
    This humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere. Every day after school Melvin goes to the library. Everything has its place in the library and Melvin likes it that way. And his favorite people--Marge, Betty, and Leola--are always in their places, behind the reference desk. When something interests Melvin, his librarian friends help him find lots and lots of books on the subject. When he collects creepy bugs in a jar, they help him identify, classify, and catalog the insects. When he is cast as the Enormous Eggplant in the school play, Betty reads aloud from Organic Gardening to help him find his motivation. As the years pass, Melvin can always find the answers to his questions--and a lot of fun--in the library. Then one day he goes off to college to learn new things and read new books. Will he leave the library and his friends behind forever? Readers will enjoy Brad Sneed's delightful illustrations that colorfully capture the fun-loving spirit of Carla Morris's story about the contagious enthusiasm of learning.
    Susan Beth Pfeffer's "Life as We Knew It "enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
    When Super Heroes battle their foes they need to put their amazing powers into practice. Learn exactly what happens when our heroes come up against deadly enemies in the battle to fight crime and evil.
    A Beginner's Guide to the MMPI -- 2 provides an introduction to the most widely researched and broadly used personality assessment instrument in psychology.
    Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.
    Christine Longaker's experience with death and care of the dying began in 1976 when her husband was diagnosed with acute leukemia at the age of twenty-four. Since his death, she has devoted her life to ease the suffering of those facing death. In "Facing Death and Finding Hope, " she clearly and compassionately identifies the typical fears and struggles experienced by the dying and their families. The core of this book is presented in "Four Tasks of Living and Dying," using the Tibetan Buddhist perspective on death to provide a new framework of meaning. A book of great depth and grace, it is destined to become a classic in the literature on death and dying.
    A tribute to World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of "Biggest Brother." The paratroopers of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, have come to symbolize the incredible bravery and heroism shown by the greatest generation in World War II. on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, author Larry Alexander crosses an ocean and a continent to discover just what made the Band of Brothers special. Accompanied by his friend Forrest Guth, an easy Company veteran on his final tour in Europe, Alexander explores the living history of the places where American soldiers went into action, and reveals what makes this story so meaningful for us today. Part travelogue, part historical perspective, "In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers" is an unforgettable memorial to the men who fell in action, and a tribute to the veterans who are still with us.
    Barronas "Pet Handbooks" are written, designed, and illustrated in much the same attractive style as Barronas best selling "Complete Pet Owneras Manuals." However, "Handbooks" have a larger page-count and with it, more extensive and detailed coverage of each titleas subject pet. This brand new handbook for guinea pig owners provides a wealth of information on the animalas anatomy and life cycle, plus advice on caging, feeding, breeding, and health care.
    Though it's the first night of Hanukkah, Rachel's family won't really be celebrating until next week. But Rachel wants to celebrate now, so she comes up wtih a good idea: while her parents do errands, she'll visit her neighbor, Mrs. Greenberg, and they can make latkes together. The two head into Mrs. Greenberg's shiny, tidy kitchen and begin grating the potatoes. But Rachel's gratings slide off the table and onto the floor. Before long, Rachel has dropped an egg, spilled the flour, and dribbled the oil. Mrs. Greenberg is exhausted, Rachel's mom and dad are horrified, and Rachel is afraid she's ruined a friendship by making this terrible mess. She is relieved and delighted to find that Mrs. Greenberg thinks it's a wonderful mess--her house hasn't felt so lived-in in years
    From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father's strange disappearance. Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone . . . and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind. As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn't disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what's happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place. With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.
    The Unquenchable Worshipper issues a passionate call for a return to an unadulterated, first-love lifestyle of worship. In his first book release, respected worship leader and songwriter Matt Redman writes: "The revelation of God is the fuel for the fire of our worship. And there is always more fuel for the fire. When we open the eyes of our heart, God's revelation comes flying at us from so many different angles." Open the eyes of your heart and let the gut-level message of The Unquenchable Worshipper cause you, like martyred missionary Jim Elliot, to say, "Saturate me with the oil of Thy Spirit, that I may be aflame. Make me Thy fuel O flame of God." It's time to dive into the heart of worship--will you take the plunge?
    From noted author Lori Copeland (more than 3 million books in print) comes a romantic new story of God's faithfulness when hope seems lost. The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they're about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man. Unfortunately for Abigail, she's grabbed by a twit of a shoe salesman, Mr. Hershall Digman. She steals his horse and rides off to the nearest town, not giving him another thought...until she discovers those secret papers in his saddlebags. Could Mr. Digman be a Confederate spy? As if to prove it, the man who comes storming after her is no shoe salesman, but a handsome captain who wants his papers back...at any cost. And Abigail wants a ride back home. Together they embark on his mission, determined not to trust each other...or the God who won't seem to let them go.
    Trouble awaits rookie LAPD Officer Ellie Rush as she patrols the mean streets of Los Angeles on her bicycle... Bike cop Ellie Rush dreams of becoming a homicide detective, but it's still a shock when the first dead body she encounters on the job is that of a former college classmate. At the behest of her Aunt Cheryl, the highest-ranking Asian-American officer in the LAPD (a source of pride for Ellie's grandmother, but annoyance to her mom), Ellie becomes tangled in the investigation of the coed's murder--with equal parts help and hindrance from her nosy best friend, her over-involved ex-boyfriend, a smoldering detective, and seemingly everyone else in her extended family...only to uncover secrets that a killer may go to any lengths to ensure stay hidden.
    Second in the beloved, hilarious Regency series that launched the career of New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister. If Dare thinks he can escape his fate... Having weathered the scandal of elopement with an Italian count who subsequently had the bad taste to die, Lady Charlotte Collins has set her sights on Alasdair "Dare" McGregor-one deliciously handsome and brilliantly inventive Scottish earl. Then he doesn't know Charlotte Charlotte doesn't accept that the McGregor family fortune is a sham and Dare is working desperately hard to find a way out. She has no intention of giving up one iota of either the success or the connubial bliss they both so clearly deserve. She will simply have to take their destiny into her own hands...with explosive results. Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! "Imbued with a delectable sense of wit...an irresistible, laughter-laced treat." - Booklist "Another wonderful Regency romp. Funny and fast-paced, with surprising twists...a memorable book." - RT Book Reviews
    Duck is finally going on vacation. He has a beach chair, a book, and peace and quiet-until readers turn the pages. With each turn, readers bring more calamity to Duck's vacation-crowds, noisy kids, and even a pooping seagull. Finally, Duck thinks he's gotten rid of us (readers), and then realizes he really, really needs us when a crew of pirates comes ashore. Now who's turning the pages of this book?!Here is a fun, interactive reading experience that will entice readers (and pre-readers) of all ages to turn the pages over and over.
    'I really need your help!? said the woman on the phone. ?A note has been slipped into my purse. It says, Beware ... a dirty trick!? Max Monroe can't believe Rhonda Remington, his favorite author, is calling the Monroe Detective Agency looking for his help! It's hours before Rhonda competes for a spot in the Mystery Hall of Fame, and she's desperate to find out who wrote the note and what kind of dirty trick they're planning for her big night. Max is thrilled to take her case. He may be only ten years old, but he's a clever detective. And of course he has his partner, Uncle Larry, to help him. Well, as much as an uncle who's a ghost can help! With funny dialogue and a cast of oddball characters, author L. M. Falcone (a former private investigator herself) continues to delight with this third title in her early chapter book series about a super-talented boy detective who solves cases with the ghost of his uncle Larry. Though having a ghost sidekick that no one else can see creates opportunities for hilarious misunderstandings and mayhem when Max and Uncle Larry are out in public, at its heart, this is a true whodunit. The slowly building storyline allows children to exercise their critical-thinking skills as Max gathers clues and draws up a list of suspects. And the segmented chapters, short sentences and line drawings throughout add to the appeal of this mystery series for newly independent readers.
    This book depicts a continent emerging as both a bloody battleground between Native Americans and Europeans and a place where alien cultures began to mesh. This is the history they left out of the textbooks--thanks to Cormac O'Brien, the forgotten history of America will be forgotten no more. From the founding of the first permanent European settlement in North America (1565) to the bloody chaos of the British frontier in Pontiac's War (1763), this vividly written narrative spans the two centuries of American history before the Revolutionary War. These lesser known conflicts of the past are brought brilliantly to life, showing us a world of heroism, brutality, and tenacity--and also showing us how deep the roots of our own time truly run.
    Josefina has heard tales and legends all her life, told around the fire on long, dark evenings. There are tantalizing rumors of gold and silver treasure buried in the New Mexico hills, and stories of La Llorona , a ghostly Weeping Woman who haunts the countryside, searching for her lost children. But Josefina has never imagined that such tales might be true...until the day a mysterious stranger arrives at her rancho .Could all these stories lead to the discovery of a long-lost treasure or a terrifying omen?
    Rory Miller thought her life was over when a notorious serial killer set his sights on her, forcing her family into witness protection. But her new home, a remote island with azure blue skies and white-sand beaches, seems like heaven on earth . . . at least at first. Juniper Landing isn't like other islands. And the truth about the swirling fog that rolls in each morning is even more terrifying than being hunted by Steven Nell. Now that Rory knows about the real Juniper Landing, she must face the most painful truth of all: she can never go home again. From the best-selling author of the Private and Privilege series comes the second novel in a gripping trilogy about a girl who must leave behind the only life she's known without ever looking back.
    Baby Love padded board books feature bright photographs that reflect the things that baby likes, sees, feels, and can do. With playful text--and a soft, baby-friendly format. Baby Love books make reading time the best part of the day.
    The revised 6th edition of this easy-to-use book is written in simple English and assumes no prior background with MIDI. Starting with the computer, How MIDI Works takes readers all the way through MIDI, sequencing and digital audio recording, and features chapter summary questions to ensure understanding. Topics covered include: the computer language of MIDI, controllers for keyboard operations, the mixing board within, hard disk audio recording, and many more. This text is a mainstay at colleges and universities across the nation.
    Just like that... Mira tells Toni Blanchard, "I don't love you anymore." Just like that... Toni tosses Mira out on her ear. When Toni is sent from Manhattan to Napa Valley on business, she's just happy to put distance between her and Mira. Syrah Ardani returns home from a failed independent European foray to claim her place in the family business. Her welcome is ruined by the presence of an uptight, sarcastic executive with a calculator where her soul ought to be. Their clashes smolder with distrust and resentment, but also threaten to light a completely different kind of fire... Most dangerous of all is the one thing Toni didn't account for-the way her heart reacts when Syrah looks at her... just like that.
    Edited by Bjorn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most serious problems, and what we can do to solve them. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. This unique book provides a rich set of dialogs examining ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: climate change, the spread of communicable diseases, conflicts and arms proliferation, access to education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, migration, sanitation and access to clean water, and subsidies and trade barriers. Each problem is introduced by a world-renowned expert who defines the scale of the issue and examines a range of policy options.
    Avi charts the turning points in seven young lives in this extraordinary collection of short stories. In the overlapping years when childhood and adolescence blend and shift like waves and sand, nothing is certain and everything is changing. In this extraordinary collection of stories, Avi, one of the most innovative authors writing for young people today, charts the turning points in the lives of seven protagonists in their restless middle years. Here you will meet, among others, the subject of the title story, who wonders why he shouldn't ask questions that have no answers -- is it because he might discover the truth? You'll also encounter a "bad" minister's son who is dared to be good, and a chilling tale of a girl who is haunted by the ghosts of her cats. Always with a surprise built in, an angle unseen, these are stories that step just beyond the edge of the everyday.
    Beloved by CuteOverload.com, hamster aficionado Mathijs van der Paauw has created a truly unique collection of mini meals catered especially to pocket pets. Featuring fresh, natural ingredients, the recipes range from tiny tacos and micro pizzas to a pint-sized pasta bowl. Even if you don't have a hamster, you'll fall in love with the attention to detail and perfect presentation. Fully photographed for pages and pages of furry fun, Happy Hamster is the ultimate in cute creatures and a hilarious new spin on the pocket pet craze.
    A chilling crime novel set on an idyllic and isolated island, by one of Sweden's most talented thriller writers Arvid Traneus, a ruthless business consultant for a major international company, returns home to Sweden after a lengthy assignment in Tokyo. Four days after Arvid's return, the maid discovers two dead bodies on the living room floor--a man and a woman. At first, police detective Fredrik Broman assumes the two bodies to be Arvid and his wife, but the male body is badly disfigured, and his identity is up for grabs. Set on the island of Gotland, this is a fabulous crime novel that explores the possible terrors lurking beneath small town life, where escaping one's past is impossible.
    With "The Innocent," Taylor Stevens, the bestselling author of "The Informationist," returns with another blockbuster thriller featuring the fearless Vanessa Michael Munroe. Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. For eight years, followers of The Prophet have hidden the child, moving her from country to country, shielding the man who stole her. Now, those who've searched the longest know where to find her. They are childhood survivors of The Chosen, thirty-somethings born and raised inside the cult who've managed to make lives for themselves on the outside. They understand the mindset, the culture within that world, and turn to Vanessa Michael Munroe for help, knowing that the only possibility of stealing Hannah back and getting her safely out of Argentina is to trust someone who doesn't trust them, and get Munroe on the inside. Tautly written, brilliantly paced, and with the same evocation of the exotic combined with chilling violence that made "The Informationist" such a success, "The Innocent" confirms Taylor Stevens' reputation as a thriller writer of the first rank.
    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers' hearts in Fallen Too Far . From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers' hearts in Fallen Too Far . When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room in nothing but his boxer briefs. Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still he couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sistereven if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?
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    In this otherworldly sequel to THE TAKING, Kira struggles to understand who she is, while she races to find the boy she loves before he disappears forever. The gripping second installment in the Taking trilogy is perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the Body Finder series. Explosive and romantic, with creepy, otherworldly elements and twisty, psychological thrills, The Replaced will have you questioning what exactly it means to be human. Kyra hasn't been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted . . . all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive, Kyra risks everything to get him back. But he is being held by a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, and going after him puts the rest of the group in danger. Even if Kyra gets Tyler back, the fight to save him-and the rest of the Returned-is just beginning.

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