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  • Rumble Fish

    “Stylistically superb. . . . This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling.”—School Library Journal, Starred

    “Sharper in focus and more mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders.”—Booklist

    An ALA Best Books for Young Adults

    A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

  • Princeps' Fury

    In the acclaimed Codex Alera novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the people of Alera use their unique bond with the elemental forces of nature for protection. But even nature may not be enough to stave off the coming storm…
     
    Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera’s oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim to their lands, his worst fears are realized. The dreaded Vord—the enemy of Aleran and Canim alike—have laid waste to the Canim homeland. And the Alerans find themselves trapped alongside their former enemies.
     
    Meanwhile, war-torn Alera rebuilds while politicians and nobles vie for power. But from the south comes the news: the Vord have come to Alera. For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe. But the thousand years are over...

  • All Afloat On Noah's Boat

    What happens will all the animals on Noah's Ark get grumpy and bored? Bestselling picture book team, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees are back with another wild and funny picture book.

    Life aboard Noah's Ark is busy and noisy, and soon the animals begin to get grumpy. So clever Noah hatches a plan for an incredible creature cabaret to get the Ark swinging again. But what amazing act will appear for the finale?

    Tony Mitton's brilliant and rhymic poetry paired with Guy Parker-Rees' vibrant and bold illustrations give a creative twist story to Noah's Ark and will engage readers of all ages!

  • Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth

    A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices.

    Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for not understanding her master's orders, who watched her parents die of cold and hunger when they could no longer work for their keep. Sojourner's simple yet powerful words helped people to understand the hideous truth about slavery. The story she told was her own.

    Only Passing Through is the inspiring story of how a woman, born a slave with no status or dignity, transformed herself into one of the most powerful voices of the abolitionist movement. Anne Rockwell combines her lifelong love of history with her well-known skill as a storyteller to create this simple, affecting portrait of an American icon.

  • Robot Dreams

    From Isaac Asimov—the bestselling author of I, Robot and Foundation—comes a collection of 20 of his best science fiction stories.
     
    “His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction.”—The New York Times
     
    In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov—science writer, historian, and futurist—accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics.
     
    Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes—from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse—presented by the author in an introductory essay.
     
    In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in “Little Robot Lost;” a woman’s talent for “Light Verse” overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; and “The Last Question” presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered.

  • Where's Walrus?

    A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant classic.

    Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself. Will a yellow hardhat point to a new life as a construction worker? Or will a red swimming cap reveal his true talents? Follow the happy-go-lucky runaway as he hides amongst firefighters, businessmen, and even high-stepping dancers in this delightful wordless picture book.

  • The Woeful Second World War-

    If you ever hear old folk moaning on about the world today, just remind them how woeful things were in the Second World War. Readers can discover why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

  • The Worst Thing About My Sister

    Marty and her sister Melissa couldn't be more different. Marty loves her Converse trainers, playing football, hiding in her secret den and helping her dad with his DIY. But Melissa loves Justin Bieber and all things pink, girly and pretty.

    The sisters can manage to live together, despite their occasional scraps but then Mum tells them they have to share a room. For Marty, having to share her bunk beds and lose her private sanctuary turns out to be the very worst thing about having a sister. But the girls soon discover that being too close for comfort can have unexpected consequences, and when an accident happens, the sisters realise they are closer than they thought.

  • Diamond

    Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment.

    Discovering an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. When a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, Diamond is sold - and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield's Travelling Circus.

    The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever more daring tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found, too: the gentle Mister Marvel; the kindly Madame Adeline; and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield's brand-new ringmaster, and Diamond's heroine.

    When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond? And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it?

  • Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Girl

    When Laura Ingalls Wilder was a little girl in the late 1800's, her family moved nine times in three years. The Wilders faced great hardships on the prairie. The crops they planted were destroyed by grasshoppers. Brutal snowstorms brought them close to starvation. But for Laura, who was born with her father's pioneer spirit, home wasn't a house--it was being with Ma, Pa, Mary, and baby Carrie. At the age of 65 she put pen to paper and wrote about memories. Through hard work and the help of her daughter, Rose, she became a successful author. The wonderful books she left behind tell the story of a rich life in the face of good times and bad.

  • Blood Bound

    “Kick-ass were-coyote auto mechanic Mercedes Thompson” (Publishers Weekly) has leapt to the forefront of today’s urban fantasy heroes, thanks to bestselling author Patricia Briggs. Now, Mercy finds herself in the middle of a bloodbath—with only one way out...

    Mercy has friends in low places—and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary—and neither is the demon inside of him.

    When the undead and the werewolves sent to find him don’t return, the local vampire queen turns to Mercy for help. A coyote is no match for a demon, but Mercy is determined to get her friends back—including the two werewolves circling around her heart.

  • Harriet's Hare

    Hares don't talk. Everyone knows that. But the hare Harriet meets one morning in a corn circle in her father's wheatfield is a very unusual hare: a visitor from the far-off planet Pars, come to spend his holidays on Earth in the form of a talking hare. Wiz, as Harriet names her magical new friend, can speak any language, transform himself into any shape - and, as the summer draws to its close, he has one last, lovely surprise in store for Harriet...

  • The Colours of Opaque Minerals

    Colour is the most obvious property that the ore microscopist uses in the identification of opaque minerals. This book sets out to answer the question: Why do particular opaque minerals have colours we see? This includes not only the colour seen in plane polarized light, but also the colours of anisotropic minerals viewed between crossed or slightly uncrossed polars. Beginning with an explanation of the physiological aspects of colour perception and the CIE (Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage) numerical colour specification, the text goes on to examine in detail the physics of the interaction of light with minerals and how the optical properties of sections can be explained in terms of the dispersion of the relative permittivity tensor.

  • Best of Judy Blume 4 Copy Box Set

    This set includes Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.; Blubber; Iggie's House; and Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself.

  • Inventivity: The art and science of research management

    Inventivity is the first book of its kind to utilize analystic methods for judging research productivity. It provides insight into the business of research, showing a direct relation between management productivity and the production of real research results. Information on the nature and effectiveness of research organizations is outlined, as are methods and strategies for approaching the work through research people. Research models are analyzed. Details of operation needs of research organizations are also considered, as are the influences of financial policies on the research function.

  • Hi-Lo Nonfiction Passages for Struggling Readers: Grades 6-8: 80 High-Interest/Low-Readability Passages With Comprehension Questions and Mini-Lessons for Teaching Key Reading Strategies

    Motivate reluctant readers with this collection of easy-to-read passages that cover a wide range of high-interest topics. Grouped according to the key reading strategies they reinforce, each reproducible passage comes with test-formatted comprehension and vocabulary questions, as well as writing activities. A great supplement to your reading program!

  • On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

    Professor X and his dog, Y, teach kids how to count exponentially by powers of 10 (1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc.), beginning at 1 and working all the way up to a googol (a 1 followed by 100 zeros) and beyond. Children fascinated by large numbers will be amazed how quickly they can count to really BIG numbers, and they’ll also find answers to questions like “What comes after a trillion?” or “What’s the biggest number in the world?” Real-life examples provide plenty of fun facts, such as how much popcorn Americans eat in one year, or how many hairs are on a square inch of a person’s head. Along with the fun comes some powerful learning, as this unique counting book helps kids understand our number system, which is based on multiples of 10.

  • The Quigleys Not For Sale

    The Quigleys are back! When the family visits a smart hotel, Will gets into all sorts of trouble when he tries to be charming - which has interesting results. And on Mother's Day, the family walk turns into an unforgettable adventure - when the terrifying Pokehead saves Lucy from an equally terrifying bull. Here are four more hilarious stories about this unforgettable yet entirely recognizable family.

  • King Rat

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

  • Red Lightning

    “A cosmic coming-of-age novel… enthralling everyman heroics.”—Paul Di Filippo, SciFi.com

    “Mars sucks.” And if anyone’s allowed to say it, Ray Garcia-Strickland is, since his father was one of the first men to set foot there. Ray’s father is now the manager of the Red Thunder, one of the swankiest hotels on overdeveloped Mars. And Ray has seen his share of gravity-dependent Earthies. Which doesn’t stop him from fearing the worst when Earth is struck by an unknown object, causing a massive tsunami. Living high on his father’s glory was okay, but now Ray must literally come down to Earth—and help solve one of its greatest mysteries…

  • The Pelican Brief

    In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper  on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy  D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly  garroted to death... The next day America learns  that two of its Supreme Court justices have been  assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law  student prepares a legal brief... To Darby Shaw it was  no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant  guess. To the Washington establishment it was  political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a  murder -- a murder intended for her. Going  underground, she finds there is only one person she can  trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak  hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the  deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of  Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a  violent cover-up is being engineered. For somone has  read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at  nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable  crime.

  • Summer Boys 2: Next Summer

    The SUMMER BOYS girls are back for another dose of sizzling drama. Will soul mates Beth and George be able to maintain their long-distance love affair, even while another boy is catching Beth's eye? Will reformed bad girl Ella REALLY be able to suppress her wild ways? And can shy, smart Kelsi open herself up to love again, even after she's had her heart broken? And what's happening with Jamie on her summer writing program? Find out all this--and much more--in this sexy sequel.

  • Dead Until Dark

    The first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood.

    Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana—except for her “disability.” She can read minds. But she can’t hear a word that Bill Compton is thinking when he walks into her life—and then one of her coworkers is killed...

    Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.

  • Blood, Bones and Body Bits

    Science with the squishy bits left in! Where does your food go? What happens when a boil bursts? Which animals live in your eyelashes? Get the awful answers in Blood, Bones and Body Bits!

  • Ghosts & Echoes

    The new urban fantasy series that has readers jumping at shadows.

    Chicago cop Adam Wright has picked up a spiritual hitchhiker, the ghost of a dead man who desperately wants to live again. So he turns to supernatural P.I. Sylvie Lightner to rid him of the spirit-a spirit she finds strangely familiar.

  • Silent Honor: A Novel

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a moving novel of families separated and lives shattered by prejudice during one of the most shameful episodes in American history.
     
    A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife’s belief in ancient traditions. His eighteen-year-old daughter, Hiroko, torn between her mother’s traditions and her father’s wishes, boarded the SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education and to make her father proud. It was August 1941.
     
    From the ship, she went to the Palo Alto home of her uncle, Takeo, and his family. To Hiroko, California was a different world. Her cousins had become more American than Japanese. And much to Hiroko’s surprise, Peter Jenkins, her uncle’s assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new.
     
    On December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Within hours, war is declared and suddenly Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land.
     
    On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Families are divided, people are forced to abandon their homes, their businesses, their freedom, and their lives.
     
    Danielle Steel portrays not only the human cost of that terrible time in history, but also the remarkable courage of a people whose honor and dignity transcended the chaos that surrounded them. Silent Honor reveals the stark truth about the betrayal of Americans by their own government . . . and the triumph of a woman caught between cultures and determined to survive.

  • The Associate: A Novel

    Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life. One night that secret catches up with him. The men who accost Kyle have a compromising video they’ll use to ruin him–unless he does exactly what they say. What they offer Kyle is something any ambitious young lawyer would kill for: a job in Manhattan as an associate at the world’s largest law firm. If Kyle accepts, he’ll be on the fast track to partnership and a fortune. But there’s a catch. Kyle won’t be working for the firm but against it in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors worth billions. Now Kyle is caught between the criminal forces manipulating him, the FBI, and his own law firm–in a malignant conspiracy not even Kyle with all his intellect, cunning, and bravery may be able to escape alive.

  • Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Joy the Summer Vacation Fairy

    Joy the Summer Vacation Fairy has her hands full. She's trying to keep Rainspell Island sunny and bright -- but Jack Frost won't make it easy. Full holographic foil cover for extra sparkle!

    Rainspell Island is the perfect place for a vacation. And Joy the Summer Vacation Fairy is the one who keeps it that way! But when Jack Frost steals three magical shells from the beaches, Joy starts to lose her sparkle.

    Can Rachel and Kirsty help her bring the magic back to Rainspell Island? Three times the fairy fun in one book!

  • Rule of Evidence

    John G. Hemry's thrilling military science fiction series continues, as Lieutenant Paul Sinclair faces a terrible choice--see justice done, or protect those he cares for . . . 

    At the very edge of South Asian Alliance territory, the USS Michaelson is conducting maneuvers alongside her sister ship, the USS Maury, in a show of military strength. The Michaelson’s legal officer, Lieutenant Paul Sinclair is pleased at the chance to see Lieutenant Jen Shen, who is serving aboard the Maury as an engineer. The operation is going by the numbers—until the Maury is wracked by devastating explosions and its engineering section is destroyed.

    Jen, as the sole survivor in Engineering, is suspected of negligence—or worse, sabotage—and faces court-martial. Now Paul must find out what really caused the explosions. But the more he learns, the more he faces the terrible possibility that the woman he loves may be guilty of sabotage and murder...

  • Dead in the Family

    In the tenth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Sookie Stackhouse learns that not even her psychic abilities can help her solve all the problems in Bon Temps, Louisiana...

    After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Fae War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he’s under scrutiny by the new vampire king because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the shifters’ coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. Also, unknown to her, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human side—and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry.

  • Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Building Electrical Systems

    Aimed at engineers, technologies, and architects, this professional tutorial offers sound guidance on the analysis and design of building power and illuminations systems.

  • The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep

    Sleep better, live longer with the groundbreaking information and step-by-step program in this revolutionary book.

    Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep--and the price of sleep deprivation. In this groundbreaking book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, explains what happens when we sleep, when we don't, and how we can reclaim the most powerful--and underrated--health miracle of all.

    Taking us on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind, Dr. Dement reveals the price we have paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, 33 percent of traffic-fatigue-related accidents, and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. And he offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including...self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need...the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids...the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system...how to combat insomnia, snoring, and jet lag...plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, Web sites, and more.

    Taking readers on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind,

    Dr. William C. Dement reveals the price paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, traffic-fatigue-related accidents (responsible for a full third of all traffic accidents), and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. Offering a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, THE PROMISE OF SLEEP includes self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need, full information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids, the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system, helpful methods for combating insomnia, snoring, and jet lag, plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, sleep disorder Web sites, and more. -->

  • The Healing Foods: The Ultimate Authority on the Creative Power of Nutrition

    The Healing Foods is a guide for everyday living, and the fastest way to understand how the foods you eat can help to heal, and help you remain healthy.

    There's a healing food for almost every common health problem—from colds, stress, insomnia and high blood pressure to more complicated illnesses—and most are as close as your local grocer. Healing Foods is an indispensable guide to choosing the best foods for an active life—a bright and friendly market of knowledge that makes the time you spend at the dinner table an investment in spirited living.

    In beautiful colour, it also highlights health-giving foods and their nutritional and medicinal benefits. Information on buying, storing and preparing healing foods is clearly listed, and each item—from pineapples and chilies to almonds and apricots—is linked to delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes from around the world.

    A questionnaire helps you assess your diet and general health to pinpoint problem areas, while a section on ailments and treatments makes it easy to address individual concerns. Fully indexed, illustrated throughout in full colour, Healing Foods is a goldmine of information and recipes to treasure.

  • Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century: The Six-Step Plan to Unlock Your Master-Mind

    We live in an era when the unprecedented speed of change means: The only certainty is uncertainty; you can't predict what skills will be useful in ten years time; in most professions knowledge is doubling every two or three years; and no job is forever--so being employable means being flexible and retraining regularly.

    Accelerated Learning into the 21st Century contains a simple but proven plan that delivers the one key skill that every working person, every parent and student must master, and every teacher should teach: it's learning how to learn. The theory of eight multiple intelligences (linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist) developed by Howard Gardner at Harvard University provides a foundation for the six-step MASTER-Mind system to facilitate learning (an acronym for Mind, Acquire, Search, Trigger, Exhibit, and Review), and is enhanced by the latest findings on the value of emotion and memory on the process of learning.

    Combined with motivational stories of success applying these principles, and putting forth a clear vision of how the United States can dramatically improve the education system to remain competitive in the next century, Accelerated Learning into the 21st Century is a dynamic tool for self-improvement by individuals as diverse as schoolchildren and corporate executives.

  • Modern Electronics Guidebook: An Overview

    This is a guide to the history, principles, manufacture, and applications of integrated circuits (ICs). It covers the elementary physics of semiconductors, and addresses practical issues crucial to the industry, including IC production techniques and facilities, processing, testing and packaging of chips, and reliability problems. Non-mathematical descriptions of complex topics such as silicon ICs can be easily understood by non-specialists.

  • No, David!

    SideKicks(tm) is a line of toys based on your favorite characters from our book, video, and film library.

    No, David! David doesn't mean to get in trouble, but he usually does! It's not his fault. Most of the time, it's just an accident! Or maybe he forgot something. Or some furniture got in the way. No matter the situation, he really has a good explanation--one that leaves both children and parents laughing.

  • Digital Integrated Circuit Testing from a Quality Perspective

    Applies the methods of modern quality to the testing of digital integrated circuits. Explains new paradigms and techniques ranging from SSI to high-level VLSI, and how to match testing methods to the design and physical layout of the device. Accounts for the change in the electronics industry from a

  • Short & Shivery

    A collection of ghost stories, spooky shorts, and frightening folktales from all over the world, perfect for scary sleepovers, staying up all night, or reading alone under the covers—if you dare!
     
    “No one travels these roads after dark. Those who are found the next day, if they are still alive, will have gone mad.”
     
    Chills and thrills to make your flesh crawl with fear! Turn the lights down low and grab your favorite reading chair. But first, you’d better check behind you. . . .
     
    Ghosts, monsters, murders, and madmen! These thirty stories have been collected for your reading displeasure from all over the globe, and represent the world’s best scary stories and frightening folktales, featuring famous authors such as Washington Irving and the Brothers Grimm. Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales!

  • Three-minute Reading Assessments: Grades 1-4



    Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension. Rubrics and grade-level norms make interpreting the data simple and easy, and record-keeping forms allow teachers to document and monitor student performance all year long. Meets Reading First guidelines.

  • Now I Eat My Abc's

    Fun photographs of all kinds of foods that begin with and form the letters of the alphabet!

    Now it's time to eat the ABC's!
    From blueberries to grapes, noodles to watermelon, this book is stuffed with fun, kid-friendly foods. On each full-color spread are photos of foods that begin with and form letters: a B is made out of blueberries, an O is made out of an orange, a Z is made out of zucchini sticks, and more!
    Babies will love the pastel colors and the big, bold letters. Toddlers will enjoy identifying the letters and the foods. And parents will find new foods for their little ones to try, as well as a new way to teach the alphabet!

  • Playing for Pizza

    Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock—and was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement. . . .

  • The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

    ***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."*****


    The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.


    Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steall—including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

    Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

    But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...

    A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
    Published in 40 Countries

    "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years."  —The Washington Post

    "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times

    "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." —Newsweek

  • Terminal World

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    Alastair Reynolds revolutionized the science fiction genre with his critically-acclaimed Revelation Space novels. Now, the award-winning author presents a future of technological wonders—from every era…

    In a far-distant future, Spearpoint, the last human city, is a vast, atmosphere-piercing spire. Clinging to its skin are the zones: semiautonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different—and rigidly enforced—level of technology.
     
    Following a botched infiltration mission, enforcement agent Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in a morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissection table, his world is wrenched apart.
     
    For the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint’s Celestial Levels. And with the dying body comes bad news: Quillon must leave his home and travel into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint’s base. But he can neither imagine how far the journey will take him—nor comprehend how much is at stake…

  • Practical Medical Microbiology

    This is the second volume of the famous Mackie and McCartney. The first volume covers basic clinical microbiology and the second deals with laboratory diagnostic methods. This account of medical microbiology is organized by causative organization and is designed to be a bench book for those involved in diagnostic work. Features of this new updated edition include more comprehensive coverage and new chapters dealing with laboratory organization and the pattern of investigation recommended for each main kind of clinical specimen.

  • SOUP SHOULD BE SEEN, NOT HEARD

    This lively etiquette book for children presents  the rules of personal habits and polite conduct  in an amusing, realistic way. Guidelines are  offered for dining, dressing, handling the telephone and  dealing with many social situations with  confidence.

  • Stark's Command

    HE STARTED A REBELLION. NOW HE'LL HAVE TO LEAD IT.

    United States military forces on the moon have overthrown the ranking officers and placed Sergeant Ethan Stark in command. Now, in addition to fighting a merciless enemy on the moon's surface, Stark must contend with the U.S. government's reaction to his mutiny.

    The Moon's American civilian colony has offered to assist the military with food and supplies on one condition: that Stark's troops back the Colony's plea for independence. In order to survive, civilian and soldier must learn to trust one another, as one man's cause becomes a crusade...

  • Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages: Re-issue

    Travel back into the measly Middle Ages, where the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! Discover a genuine jester's joke, why chickens had their bottoms shaved and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

  • Geronimo Stilton #16: A Cheese-Colored Camper

    Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

    My grandfather William Shortpaws -- also known as Cheap Mouse Willy -- was back at The Rodent's Gazette, and he was determined to torture me. He wanted to publish a guide book to Ratzikistan, the Siberia of Mouse Island. And he ordered *me* to go there to write it! But as you know, dear reader, I HATE TRAVELING!

  • Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grade 1: 30 Reproducible High-Interest Readings for Kids to Read Aloud at Home—With Companion Activities

    Bestselling author Mary Rose has selected short readings perfect for first graders. Kids take these home with the companion comprehension activity and practice reading with the support of a grown-up. Easy tips for parents help them help their kids learn to read. The results are phenomenal! Teachers, parents, and students alike rave about this simple, effective way to boost reading skills. Great for building the home-school connection! For use with Grade 1.

  • Star Wars

    Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker. Father vs. son. An amazing all-new novelization that will tie in with the blockbuster classic Star Wars DVD release.

    Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker. Father vs. son. An amazing all-new novelization that will tie in with the blockbuster classic Star Wars DVD release.

  • Dating Diaries

    Twelve dates. Twelve weeks. A buoyant and observant comedy about having a long-term relationship end -- and discovering what life is like outside of it.

    Katie James has been dating Paul for the past five years, since seventh grade. Then, as the prom approaches, he dumps her. The last time she was on her own, she was wearing a training bra. Now she's about to see what life is like without Paul -- and what it's like to date. She makes a resolution -- she will date twelve guys in twelve weeks, making up for all the time she wasted with Paul. But nothing quite goes the way she plans. Dating is difficult -- and difficult can be both fraught and fun. Katie's about to find out what she's been missing . . . and how to be herself without a guy

  • A Long Fatal Love Chase

    "I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries impetuous Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. Then, one stormy night, a brooding stranger appears in her remote island home, ready to take Rosamond to her word. Spellbound by the mysterious Philip Tempest, Rosamond is seduced with promises of love and freedom, then spirited away on Tempest's sumptuous yacht. But she soon finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit. Desperate to escape, she flees to Italy, France, and Germany, from Parisian garret to mental asylum, from convent to chateau, as Tempest stalks every step of the fiery beauty who has become his obsession.

    A story of dark love and passionate obsession that was considered "too sensational" to be published in the authors lifetime, A Long Fatal Love Chase was written for magazine serialization in 1866, two years before the publication of Little Women. Buried among Louisa May Alcott's papers for more than a century, its publication is a literary landmark—a novel that is bold, timeless, and mesmerizing."

  • The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali

    An engaging look at life and legacy of Muhammad Ali for readers of all ages

    Muhammad Ali was one of the world’s best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous “Rumble in the Jungle,” where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden’s careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie’s incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages.

    "Bolden's engaging text has a free-verse structure punctuated with enthusiastic exclamations that is enjoyable to read aloud....  The illustrations are striking."
    School Library Journal (Starred review)

  • The Road Of The Dead

    Two brothers leave their London home to hunt down the man who murdered their sister in this accomplished thriller by the acclaimed author of CANDY and KISSING THE RAIN.

    On a storm-ravaged night, a 19-year-old girl is kidnapped, raped, and killed. Three days later, her two younger brothers set out in search of her murderer. Cole, 17, is a dark-eyed devil who doesn't care if he lives or dies, while Ruben, 14, is a strange child who sometimes, inexplicably, experiences sensations above and beyond his own. This is the story of the boys' journey from their half-gypsy home on a London junk lot to the ghostly moors of Devon, where they hope and fear to find the truth about their sister's death. It's a long road, cold and hard and violent. It's THE ROAD OF THE DEAD.

  • Heavy Metal And You

    If Nick Hornby had a metalhead little brother, he'd write a book as clever, music-drenched, and observationally direct as this, Christopher Krovatin's rock-solid PUSH debut.

    Boy listens to lots of loud music and hangs with his friends. Boy meets girl. Boy falls dippy-happy-scared-as-hell in love with girl. Friends meet girl -- and aren't impressed. Girl meets friends -- and isn't impressed. Boy meets big dilemma. Boy plays music even louder. Big dilemma meets big, complicated resolution.

    With humor and heartfelt observations, debut author Christopher Krovatin strikes some very loud chords about life, love, sex, and friendship.

  • Horrible Histories: York

    Terry Deary offers a whistle-stop tour of York's foul but fascinating history including details of the deadly diseases that plagued the city, why the vicious Vikings made such an impression and the truth about the criminal characters of Turpin and Fawkes. This title comes complete with a fold-out map that shows all the horrible highlights of the city.

  • The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

    True fear is a gift.
    Unwarranted fear is a curse.
    Learn how to tell the difference.

    A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.

    In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

  • Blue Sword

    Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. Her life is quiet and ordinary-until the night she is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk King, who takes her deep into the desert. She does not know the Hillfolk language; she does not know why she has been chosen. But Corlath does. Harry is to be trained in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men. Does she have the courage to accept her true fate?

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins

    In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea.  Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound.  Once, Indians also lived on the island.  And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.



    This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins.  Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away.  But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building a shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs.  It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

  • Black Light

    Only one thing stands between a son and his father's killer: forty years of lies. . .

    On a remote Arizona ranch, a man who has known loss, fear, and war weeps for the first time since he was a child.  His tears are for the father taken from him four decades before in a deadly shoot-out.  And his grief will lead him back to the place where he was born, where his father died, and where a brutal conspiracy is about to explode.

    For Bob Lee Swagger, the world changed on that hot day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, when two local boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a state trooper, was investigating the brutal murder of a young woman that day.  By midnight Earl Swagger lay dead in a deserted cornfield.

    Now Bob Lee wants answers.  He wants to know the truth behind the shoot -out that took his father's life, a mystery buried in forty years of lies.  Because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing didn't end that day in Blue Eye, Arkansas. The killing had just begun . . .

    Weaving together characters from his national bestsellers Point of Impact and Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's gripping thriller builds to an exhilarating climax—and an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets of two generations.

    Praise for Black Light 

    “Put on your seat belt—Black Light is a wild ride you won't forget.”The Chicago Tribune

    “Nobody writes action better than Stephen Hunter and Black Light is one of his best. . . [The] action scenes play like a movie, the plot is intriguing and the writing is top-notch.”—Phillip Margolin

    “Only a handful of writers today can match Hunter for imagination and the ability to make a reader's adrenaline rush.”New York Daily News

    “Filled with detail, clever plotting, suspense, and a hunt to the death that leaves the reader dry-mouthed with tension. Hunter knows his guns, and he writes about them with a precision that holds the attention of even a fervent anti-gun supporter.”The Orlando Sentinel

    “One of the most skilled hands in the thriller business. The plot is fast-paced, well-constructed and builds to a pulse-pounding night ambush. . . . It should seal his reputation as an author who not only can write bestselling thrillers, but write them exceedingly well.”Publishers Weekly

  • Death's Door

    Some have seen a light at the end of a tunnel. Others have seen angels, or deceased loved ones. Some have felt pain, while others an overwhelming joy. But one thing everyone who has had a near-death experience agrees upon: the NDE changed their lives forever. This fascinating collection of true near-death experiences brings together some of the most extraordinary first-person stories ever told, including:
    -- Celebrities who have had near-death experiences -- including Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Seymour
    -- NDE's through history -- and the amazing similarities between ancient near-death experiences and those of today
    -- The astonishing results of real scientific studies
    -- How NDE's differ with various physical traumas -- from violent accidents to attempted suicides
    -- Moving accounts from children
    -- And much more

  • My Klone and I

    Stephanie had a rat for a husband. But after 13 years of marriage and two kids, she was devastated when he left her for a younger woman. Suddenly Stephanie was alone. And after months of trying to find a little romance on New York's wild singles circuit, she was ready to give up, reconciled to just raising her two great, but outspoken, kids. Then a spur-of-the-moment trip to Paris changed everything.

    She met him on the Left Bank. Peter Baker was a marvelously handsome high-tech entrepreneur also visiting the city. Stephanie was certain it couldn't possibly work. Peter was just too perfect. But much to her amazement, he contacted her when they returned to New York. And at the Long Island rental cottage she shared with her kids, Stephanie embarked on a bizarre and hilarious adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

    Shy, serious Peter, chairman of a bionic enterprise, was supposed to be away on business. Instead, he's standing at her door, wearing day-glo satin and rhinestones. Naturally, Stephanie thinks it's a joke--until the truth suddenly dawns: this isn't Peter playing a role. This is his double! Calling himself Paul Klone, this wild, uninhibited creature isn't even remotely like Peter except for his identically sexy good looks. This uproarious novel explores the outrageous love triangle that develops between Stephanie, Peter...and the Klone.

    In a wickedly funny, right-on-target look at finding the perfect mate in an imperfect world, bestselling novelist Danielle Steel reveals insights into the human heart that have made her novels #1 bestsellers around the world.

  • Applied Water and Spentwater Chemistry: A Laboratory Manual

    Water quality and sewage treatment personnel working in industry, environmental services, and municipalities will gain the fundamentals they need from this practical source. This exhaustive coverage of water and slurry assays includes step-by-step instructions on using inexpensive, easily obtained assay materials that yield reliable results, as well as today's sophisticated techniques.

  • Ian McAndrew on Poultry & Game

    Poultry, but more especially game, is a subject close to my heart. Why? Wellfor the last eight years or so I have been, and indeed still am, a keen shooting man. Shooting for sport, I know, is a subject many people find disagreeable, and the an- bloodsports league is a powerful lobby. Nevertheless, it is a pastime that is becoming more and more popular as years go by and one I hope to continue enjoyingfor many years to come. Without it not only would a part of our history and culture be lost, but our wildlife would become threatened, wildlife and habitat conservancy a thing of the past, and the countryside turned into even greater areas of wheat and rape deserts. No- one would know the pleasures of the first woodcock or the first English partridge of the season. Imagine a cold winter's morning: a thin covering of snow, the grey skies heavy with more, ready to discharge their cargo without notice. Pick up the gun, call the dogs and set out across the fields. Silence prevails. In the distance, a handful of pigeons are heading this way. Crouching in the hedgerow I wait for them to come within range. Pigeon terrine, pigeon salad with a few toasted kernels, all the menu ideas running through my head, but to no avail, I've been spotted. Truffle and Bella (my dogs) are worrying a patch of brambles, not too keen on going in. Bella scrambles in, belly flat to the ground.

  • BOB Books Set 4: Complex Words

    Bob Books are back, now with a bright, unique box display and colored illustrations throughout that make learning to read even more fun!

    Bob Books Set 4: Compound Words

    In Bob Books Set 4, kids read eight humorous stories. Longer books and complex words engage young readers. New blends, more sight words and longer compound words advance their skills, while sounds repetition keeps reading easy. Meaningful stories and playful pictures keep kids absorbed.

  • Chicken And Cat

    Friendship has never been sweeter with this charming picture book by emerging artist Sara Varon.

    Cat comes to the big city to stay with best friend, Chicken. The city is exciting (and there's so much to do!) but after a while Cat pines for the country with its trees and bright colors. Chicken takes Cat on fun adventures but Cat remains blue. How can Chicken make the city a brighter and happier place for Cat to live in? When Cat gets the idea to plant a garden in an empty lot, the city blooms, and so does Chicken and Cat's friendship. With perfect doses of charm and simplicity, emerging artist Sara Varon captures the intricacies and sweetness of friendship.

  • I Lived to Tell It All

    Strong and sober, George Jones looks back on his life with searing candor. From his roots in an impoverished East Texas family to his years of womanizing, boozing, brawling, and singing with the voice that made him a star, his story is a nonstop rollercoaster ride of the price of fame. It is also the story of how the love of a good woman, his wife Nancy, helped him clean up his act.

  • Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust

    Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust.

    These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival.
    Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.

  • Heroes at Odds

    Shield Lee Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish are steadfast in their commitment to protect Westsea no matter what disaster-natural or man-made-may befall it. But before our heroes can discern why so many people are suddenly interested in gaining control of Westsea, Lee's family arrives with some startling news. Long before she was trained as a Shield, she was betrothed as part of an alliance with another merchant clan-and her "fiancé" is determined to see Lee fulfill her contract...

  • No David Plush Doll

    SideKicks is a line of toys based on your favorite characters from our book, video, and film library.

    Based on David Shannon’s award-winning book series NO DAVID!, this favorite book character now comes to life!

    David doesn't mean to get in trouble, but he usually does! It's not his fault. Most of the time, it's just an accident! Or maybe he forgot something. Or some furniture got in the way. No matter the situation, he really has a good explanation - one that leaves both children and parents laughing.

  • Zen Ties

    Summer has arrived -- and so has Koo, Stillwater's haiku-speaking young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways.

    Zen Ties is a disarming story of compassion and friendship that reaffirms the importance of our ties to one another.

  • First Lord's Fury

    In the final novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher's acclaimed Codex Alera series, the people of Alera—who use their unique bond with the elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal for protection—must face the ultimate conflict…
     
    For Gaius Octavian, life has been one long struggle. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, he became a legendary man of war and leader of men—and the rightful First Lord of Alera.
     
    Now, the end of all he fought for is close at hand. The brutal, dreaded Vord are on the march, using fear and chaos to turn the Alerans against one another, and forcing those who will not submit to flee to the outer reaches of the realm.
     
    Perhaps for the final time, Gaius Octavian and his legions must stand against the enemies of his people. And it will take all his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness...

  • The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

    "Strong storytelling and new takes on a beloved fantasy topic result in a welcome addition to the literature of dragons." (Library Journal)

    Whether portrayed as fire-breathing reptilian beasts or as noble creatures of power and grace, dragons have been found in nearly every culture's mythology. Now, in The Dragon Book, today's greatest fantasists reignite the fire... Includes stories by New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Stroud, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Diana Gabaldon, Tamora Pierce, Harry Turtledove, Sean Williams, and Tad Williams, as well as tales by Peter Beagle, Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple, Cecelia Holland, Naomi Novik, Kage Baker, Samuel Sykes, Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Rosenblum, Tanith Lee, Andy Duncan, and Bruce Coville.

  • It's Happy Bunny #4: The Good, the Bad, and the Bunny

    Eeny, meeny, hiney, moe...where might It's Happy Bunny go? Presenting a snarky new take on right and wrong from the LIMA Licensing Excellence Award-Winner for Best Art Brand License of Year (2004)!

    Like a light shining through the darkness comes a guide who can truly illuminate the differences between right and wrong, good and evil, just and unjust, hot and gross...It's Happy Bunny! What would It's Happy Bunny do after receiving a gift? Say, "Thank you?" Try, "Have a nice day, you worthless turd!"

    In the tradition of Goofus and Gallant (R), one side of each spread shows readers the right way to handle a situation and the other side shows them the It's Happy Bunny way. It's like The Book of Virtues...only not.

  • The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

    This series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Over one million copies sold, now with a bright new look!

    This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

    The icy-hearted Mrs. Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is, though, and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will—won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget.

    Deliciously nostalgic and quaintly witty, this is a story as breezy and carefree as a summer day.

  • Dear Dumb Diary #6: The Problem with Here Is That it's Where I'm From

    Everyone's favorite Mackerel Middle-Schooler, Jamie Kelly, is back with another hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice) diary!

    There's a new girl in at Mackerel Middle School.

    Colette is friendly, fabulous, smart, totally talented, and an all-around amazing individual. She is more brilliantly diabolical than Isabella, as blindly loyal as Stinker, and even harder-to-resist than Angeline. It's enough to make Jamie throw up a little. And Jamie just can't help but wonder: Is it humanly possible for a girl to be more perfectly perfect than the most perfect girl in the world?

  • A Time to Kill

    In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling  author John Grisham probes the savage depths of  racial violence... as he delivers a compelling tale  of uncertain justice in a small southern  town...

    Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a  ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and  remorseless young man. The mostly white town reacts  with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until  her black father acquires an assault rifle -- and  takes justice into his own outraged hands.

    For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of  sniper fire spread through the streets of  Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense  attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his  client's life... and then his own...

  • The Unnatural Inquirer

    John Taylor’s the name. I’m a PI working a small slice of mystical real estate in the hidden centre of London. It’s a place where the sun refuses to rise, where monsters and men walk side by side. And if you want something found in the Nightside, I’m your man.
               
    The editor of the Unnatural Inquirer—the Nightside’s most notorious rag—has offered me one million pounds to find a man who claims to have evidence of the Afterlife stored on a DVD. The Inquirer made the guy a sweet deal. Then he and the disc vanished.
    I don’t know if the disc is on the level—but for a million pounds, I’m willing to believe. Trouble is, someone else—someone very powerful—is on the trail, too. And who—or what—ever it is, is deadly determined to find the disc first…

  • Chapterhouse: Dune

    Frank Herbert's Final Novel in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time

    The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed by the violent matriarchal cult known as the Honored Matres. Only one faction remains a viable threat to their total conquest—the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power.

    Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. And once they’ve mastered breeding sandworms, the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest commodity in the known galaxy—the spice melange. But their true weapon remains a man who has lived countless lifetimes—a man who served under the God Emperor Paul Muad’Dib....

  • The Prodigal Spy: A Novel

    In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were heartbreaking....

    Others were deadly.

    Once, Nick Kotlar tried to save his father. From the angry questions. From the accusations. From a piece of evidence that only Nick knew about and that he destroyed—for his father. But in the Red Scare of 1950 Walter Kotlar could not be saved. Branded a spy, he fled the country, leaving behind a wife, a young son—and a key witness lying dead below her D.C. hotel room.

    Now, twenty years later, Nick will get a second chance. Because a beautiful journalist has brought a message from his long-lost father, and Nick will follow her into Soviet-occupied Prague for a painful reunion. Confronting a father he barely remembers and a secret that could change everything, Nick knows he must return to the place where it all began: to unravel a lie, to penetrate a deadly conspiracy, and to expose the one person who knew the truth—and watched a family be destroyed.

  • Trust Me, I'm A Troublemaker

    Archie is a very mature child - some would say far too mature! Having grown up with his gran, he seems to have acquired some adult ways - and the kids at his new school find them unbearable. Especially Miranda - the class troublemaker. At first she absolutely can't stand Archie but then she starts to see him as a bit of a project- could she really make Archie into a Troublemaker Extraordinaire? Their unlikely friendship really gets going when Archie needs help to scare off his dad's new girlfriend...

  • The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2011

    America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. His mission is to make sure you never fall prey to unscrupulous buyers or sellers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins, advice on collecting trends, and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you to be the expert with information on
     
    • understanding coin grades and what they mean in dollars and cents for collectors
    • the advantages of a “certified coin” from a grading service
    • essential specifications—diameter, weight, composition, edge, and designers—for popular U.S. coins
    • comprehensive listings of coin periodicals
    • the latest updates on the new millennium quarters
     
    THE MOST COMPLETE AND CURRENT PRICE GUIDE ON THE MARKET TODAY!

  • Operation Gadgetman!

    Beans calls her dad 'Gadgetman' because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with - everything from exploding biscuits to Spy Kits. But when Gadgetman accidentally invents a device that could be used to steal millions of pounds, the wrong people find out and Gadgetman is kidnapped!With the help of her friends - and her special Gadgetman Spy Kit - Beans is determined to track down the kidnappers and rescue her dad. But can she find Gadgetman before he is forced to hand over the details of his invention...?

  • Polymer Thick Film: Today's Emerging Technology for a Clean Environment Tomorrow

    Ken Gilleo's Polymer Thick Film provides you with all the essential concepts, process descriptions, performance data, and general information you will need to reach your own conclusions. The focus will be on polymer thick film's major subsets, which include conductive inks, printed resistors, dielectric films or pastes, and polymer assembly material.

  • How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?

    The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their third original dinosaur board book, a fun read-aloud that teaches children all the colors of the rainbow.

    Dinosaur colors start with red:
    A red fire truck stuck under the bed,
    A purple towel left on the floor,
    A green sign taped to the closet door,

    The third board book by the bestselling, award-winning duo Jane Yolen and Mark Teague focuses on one of the most fun concepts learned in childhood: colors. Packed with vibrant illustrations of dinosaurs drawing, painting, and playing, this book will captivate and inspire children as they learn their colors.

  • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

    ***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."*****


    The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compass—the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time"—and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion with The Amber Spyglass.


    Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play—and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed.

    Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape.

    As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—comes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore.

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the Whitbread Award
    Winner of the British Book Award (Children's)
    Published in 40 Countries
     
    "Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien." —Smithsonian Magazine

    "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." —The Cincinnati Enquirer

    "War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." —The New York Times Book Review

    "Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." The Boston Globe

  • Steal the Dragon

    The third novel in the Sianim series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega novels...

    When Rialla was young, slave traders from Darran ambushed her clan, killing all the men and enslaving the women and children. For years, Rialla lived in bondage, serving her master while waiting for a chance to escape. When that chance came, she made the best of it—and fled to the mercenary nation of Sianim…

    Now she can strike back at her former masters. A lord in Darran seeks to outlaw slavery—but there are plots to kill him before he can. Rialla is chosen by the spymaster of Sianim to prevent the murder—and is plunged into a world of deadly magic, where gods walk in human form. Where her most trusted companions are not what they claim. And where Rialla could be enslaved again…

  • Betrayal: A Novel

    In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel reveals the dark side of fame and fortune, when a renowned film director confronts an act of unimaginable treachery.
     
    BETRAYAL
     
    At thirty-nine, director Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend, whose award-winning films enjoy both critical and commercial success. With no interest in the glitz of Los Angeles, Tallie centers her life on her work and her devoted inner circle: her family, her producing partner and live-in lover, and her longtime personal assistant and best friend.
     
    As Tallie is in the midst of her most ambitious film yet, small disturbances begin to ripple through her world. An audit reveals troubling discrepancies in the records maintained by Tallie’s trusted accountant. Mysterious receipts hint at activities of which she has no knowledge. Soon it becomes clear that someone close to Tallie has been steadily funneling away enormous amounts of her money. After an escalating series of shattering revelations, Tallie must face the harsh truth behind her seemingly perfect life:  that sometimes trust can be the greatest illusion of all.

    Includes an excerpt of Danielle Steel’s Until the End of Time

  • Dark Object: The World's Only Government-Documented UFO Crash

    Mayday over Canada ... the world's only government-documented UFO crash.

    In 1965 a massive wave of UFO sightings occurs worldwide. In 1967 residents of Shag Harbor, Canada, witness a huge UFO crash into the bay. Three Royal Canadian Mounties watch it float before sinking. Navy divers mount an extensive search. Now officials say nothing ever happened. Why?

    Researchers Don Ledger and Chris Styles — Styles himself an eyewitness to the Shag Harbor crash — have tackled one of the best documented and most top-secret incidents in the annals of UFO sightings. What they have found out will astound — and outrage — readers.

    From mysterious surveillance twenty-five years after the crash to the sudden disappearance of written records, someone wanted the investigation stopped. But Ledger and Styles now file their stunning report — and reach a chilling conclusion about the Dark Object, what really happened, and what remains hidden today....

  • Ripley's Special Edition 2007

    Just in time for the holidays! The 5th annual collection of the grossest, strangest, and most unbelievable facts, acts, and oddities ever recorded -- it's Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Are you ready for the gross? The wild? The unimaginable?
    You haven't seen anything yet.

    Turn the pages --- if you dare. But watch out for...

    ... gruesome ghosts that haunt your favorite hangouts!
    ... disgusting scabies mites that crawl under your skin!
    ... a belch so loud, it rivals the sound of an airplane taking off!
    ... and more mummies, crazy cars, and peculiar people than ever!

    It's all weird, and it's all inside --- Believe It or Not!

  • Noble House

    “Clavell’s biggest triumph yet . . . storytelling done with dash and panache . . . a rousing read.”—Washington Post

    The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes—fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong—the heart of Asia— rich in every trade. . . money, flesh, opium, power.

    Praise for Noble House

    “Fiction for addicts . . . extravagantly romantic . . . a book that you can get lost in for weeks . . . staggering complexity . . . not only is it as long as life, it’s also as rich with possibilities.”New York Times

    “Tremendous entertainment . . . a seamless marvel of pure storytelling.”Cleveland Plain Dealer

    “A mesmerizer . . . spellbinding.”Los Angeles Times

    “Breathtaking . . . only terms like colossal, gigantic, titanic, incredible, unbelievable, gargantuan, are properly descriptive . . . . Clavell has made himself the king of super-adventure thrillers.”Chicago Tribune Book World

  • A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Three

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    When dealing with a masterpiece, only the best will do. That’s why writer Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson were chosen to adapt George R. R. Martin’s beloved fantasy classic A Game of Thrones as a graphic novel. And as anyone who has read the previous two collected volumes of the ongoing series can attest, the result has been a stunning tour de force faithful in every respect to its brilliant original.
     
    In King’s Landing, Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell—the Hand of King Robert Baratheon—is surrounded by enemies. Some are openly declared, such as Ser Jaime Lannister and his sister, Queen Cersei. Others are hidden in the shadows. Still others wear the smiling mask of friends. But all are deadly, as Eddard is about to discover.
     
    Nor is the enmity between Eddard and the Lannister siblings the sole source of friction between these powerful noble families. For Tyrion Lannister, the Imp—whose stunted, twisted body houses the mind of a genius—has but lately won his freedom from Lady Catelyn Stark, Eddard’s wife, who had accused him of attempting to murder her youngest son, Brandon. Now he seeks out his father, his restless thoughts bent on revenge.
     
    Far to the north, the bastard Jon Snow, newly sworn to the Night’s Watch, takes the first faltering steps toward a destiny stranger than he could ever dream—a destiny that will bring him face-to-face with unspeakable horrors from beyond the edge of the world.
     
    While across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen, wed to the great Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo, and pregnant with his child—a son prophesied to conquer the world—will see her own destiny take an unforeseen turn.

  • The Firm

    At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had  his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly  mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with  Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he  and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The  firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans,  arranged a mortgage and hired him a decorator.  Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother  Ray -- doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail --  already knew. You never get nothing for nothing.  Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and  needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a  hard place, with no choice -- if he wants to live.

  • The Corinne T. Netzer Carbohydrate Counter 2002: Revised and Updated 7th Edition

    Revised and Updated 7th Edition

    • The most comprehensive collection of carbohydrate data available
    • Featuring both generic and brand-name foods, plus your favorite fast-food items

    The ultimate carbohydrate counter from America’s #1 authority on the nutritional content of food, Corinne T. Netzer

    It’s the ultimate reference for the carbohydrate-conscious consumer — jam-packed with information to help you make the most informed choices about the foods you eat.

    Whether you’re restricting carbs or boosting them — or just trying to keep track of your daily intake — here is the book that puts you in control.

    All the information you need is in these pages: an extensive, up-to-date list of the latest brand-name and generic foods, including fresh and frozen produce, dairy products, breads, grains, pastas, sweets, fast foods, and more.

    Looking for a pre-workout snack? A healthy fast-food fix? A great idea for a special dinner? The Corinne T. Netzer Carbohydrate Counter, now fully revised and updated for the 7th edition, gives you the information you can trust.

    So make that dinner of your dreams ... plan for the holidays without regrets ... take that cruise without fear. Discover true freedom — and knowledge — with the most comprehensive carbohydrate counter money can buy!

  • The Anubis Gates

    Take a dazzling journey through time with Tim Power’s classic, Philip K. Dick Award-winning tale...

    “There have been other novels in the genre about time travel, but none with The Anubis Gates’ unique slant on the material, nor its bottomless well of inventiveness. It’s literally in a class by itself, a model for others to follow, and it's easy to see how it put Powers on the map.”—SF Reviews


    Brendan Doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet William Ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. But while attending a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in Regency London, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.

    Caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by Egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by Coleridge, Doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious Ashbless than he could ever have imagined possible...

  • The Nitpicker's Guide for Classic Trekkers

    Six feature films, the wildly successful  television spin-off Star Trek: The Next  Generation, endless reruns, videotapes,  conventions, a line of best-selling novels, and William  Shatner's New York Times  best-seller Star Trek Memories have  kept the Star Trek spirit alive  and well, even 25 years after its cancellation. Now  this must-have book for all Trekkers -- which  covers every episode of the original series, the  pilot, and all six movies -- reveals all the bloopers,  continuity errors, plot oversights, equipment  malfunctions, and goof-ups that discerning, die-hard  fans love to spot, but may have missed. Written  especially for all those who find themselves  thinking, "Hey, if the transporter is broken, why  don't they just use a shuttlecraft?", this  nitpicky volume includes Kirk's toupee watch; an  examination of the logic of the miniskirted female crew  members; number of times Kirk violated the Prime  Detective and lots of trivia questions, fun facts,  quizzes, and more. Live long and nitpick.

  • The Stunning Science Of Everything: Science with the squishy bits left in!

    The Stunning Science of Everything is a gruesome guided tour of the world of science, from the tiniest atom to the far-reaching corners of the universe.

    The Stunning Science of Everything is just what it says--a stunning gruesome guide to everything! Get set for a whirlwind tour of science.

    Want to know...
    --What the Assassin Bug's best disguise looks like?
    --If meteors in space can smell bad?
    --What poos in your bed 20 times a day?
    --If we're actually breathing dinosaur burps?
    ...then open The Stunning Science of Everything to learn all the gory details.

  • By Force of Arms

    Having stopped a mutiny against Earth's government, General Bill Booly and his troops face an even greater challenge: a battle for the future of every living being in the universe, against a fanatical human and his killer technology.

    "Dietz's expertise in matters of mayhem is second to none." --The Oregonian

  • A Gift of Wings

    From the bestselling author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, comes an inspiring collection of short stories of being a pilot.

    With perfect insight, Richard Bach captures the true esssence of flying and the magic of being in the air. Philosophical and adventurous, each story will grab you and make you want to soar. Once again Richard Bach has written a masterpiece to help you touch that part of your home that is the sky.

    A gift for pilots, aviation afficionados, and anyone that loves to fly, this book captures the magic of life in all its limitless horizons.

  • Seance: Healing Messages from Beyond

    A seance is a second chance to say I love you or goodbye.

    A seance with Suzane Northrop is nothing like those portrayed in the movies. There are no raps, no flickering candles, no moving tables.  But you do sit in a circle, and once there, you may not leave.  Then, with her eyes closed, Suzane begins to speak.  She brings messages from the dead. She offers hope. And she changes lives.

    In this groundbreaking book, Suzane makes you an eyewitness to seances where sorrow and anger turn to love and forgiveness. You will read the testimonies of people who have heard from those on the other side.  You will discover dramatic truths that will take you by surprise...whether you believe or not.  And if you choose, you will learn how to communicate with the spirit world, discovering for yourself the inner peace that comes with the knowledge that death is not the end.

  • My Shining Star: Raising a Child Who Is Ready to Learn

    For every family. For every classroom. For every child...
    A parenting guide that prepares children for success in school -- long before the first day of class...

    Rosemary Wells shares ten proven principles sure to help any child succeed in school and in life. These principles (Listening, Honesty, Patience, etc.) guide parents to build a home that's harmonious and supportive, fostering self-esteem and good habits in children. The message is timely and direct -- and absolutely essential for every family and every classroom.

  • The Prefect

    Critically-acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds creates “a fascinating hybrid of space opera, police procedural and character study”(Publishers Weekly) in this novel in his Revelation Space universe.

    Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds.
     
    His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead. But his investigation uncovers something far more serious than mass slaughter—a covert plot by an enigmatic entity who seeks nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band.

  • Can You See What I See?: Dinosaurs: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve

    Search-and-find fun--especially for little ones! From bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick.

    From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books, Can You See Dinosaurs? is a rhyming, search-and-find board book--especially for babies and toddlers. Children can look for all sorts of dinosaurs--big and small, low and tall, red and brown, up and down, and more!

  • The Terrible Truth about Time

    The Terrible Truth about Time will get your ticker racing! Don't wait a minute longer to discover: -What happens if you go too close to a black hole? -How do flies tell the time? -Why the years pass more quickly as you get older? If you think you can stomach the sick side of science, then read on as we clock up some terrible time secrets. Find out who was killed for changing the calendar, make your own crazy clock, meet the tortured time geniuses and check out your chances of a time-travel trip. With fantastic fact files and quirky quizzes and crazy cartoons, The Terrible Truth about Time is seconds to none!

  • Statistics and Decisions: An Introduction to Foundations

    This book provides the necessary prerequisites in probability and statistics as well as the key ideas in decision theory. It is helpful to students and practitioners who desire to apply decision-theoretic thinking to their own work.

  • Superimmunity for Kids: What to Feed Your Children to Keep Them Healthy Now, and Prevent Disease in Their Future

    Dr. Galland, one of today’s most respected experts on immunology, puts his words into practice and offers the first truly scientific guide to maximum health through nutrition from infancy through adolescence.

    Superimmunity for Kids explains to parents how to feed their children so they can stay healthy, maintain peak disease-fighting capacity, and conquer illness most effectively. Using optimum nutrition and selected supplements, this unique program provides special requirements for infants, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens.

    Included in this book:

    • Nutrition advice for pregnant mothers
    • What breast milk can do for your baby
    • How to introduce your baby to nutritious solid foods
    • The Supernourished Toddler—vitamins, minerals, and a toddler meal-plan
    • Signs of a nutritional deficiency—stomachaches, infections, allergies, behavioral problems
    • How to fight the junk-food junkies
    • Special nutritional needs of adolescents—facts about obesity, acne, and osteoporosis
    • And a delicious assortment of recipes, including snacks, soups, breakfasts, and much, much more

  • Gingko Biloba: An Herbal Foundation of Youth For Your Brain

    Do you want to improve your concentration? Boost your energy? Fight aging? Ginkgo biloba, an extract from the oldest tree in the world, can increase your brain function and offer a wide range of benefits--from better sexual performance to higher test scores! Used in China for centuries, this potent herb has undergone rigorous clinical studies that prove its astounding effectiveness.  Authoritative and completely up-to-date, this remarkable guide brings you in-depth information on ginkgo biloba, a powerful natural aid for health and healing.  Discover:

    Greater intelligence--a boost for academic and career performance, the right supplementation provides better short-term memory and concentration at any age
    An effective antidepressant--no side effects, no "downside," the special properties of ginkgo biloba may be your natural alternative to prescription drugs
    One of the world's most potent antioxidants--a ginkgo biloba "plus" that slows aging and keeps you young
      Circulatory health--the secret of ginkgolides for improved tone of blood vessels and protection against heart attack and stroke
      Male potency--exciting news about ginkgo biloba and men's sexual health
    And much more!

  • Save Your Knees

    Do your knees ache?  Are they keeping you from walking?  Running?  Playing sports?  Life doesn't have to be a pain in the knee!



    Nearly half a million knee surgeries are performed in America alone every year.  Most of them could have been prevented.  Now you can heal the hurt and avoid strains and sprains with straight talk about:



    -The most common knee problems, and arthritis at any age.



    -High risk and junior sports.



    -Arthroscopy, surgery, painkillers and medications, and proper footwear.



    -Strengthening and conditioning, the total rehab regime, and much, much more . . .



    Dr. James M. Fox, pioneer in the development of sports medicine and the use of arthroscopy, and member of the medical staff for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, pulls no punches.  Whether you're a novice at knee pain or an old pro at hobbling around, he tells you exactly what you need to know to have strong, healthy, pain-free knees.

  • Mini-beasts

    Science lessons have never been so much fun. "Horrible Science Teachers' Resources" provide lively stand-alone photocopiable activities based on the original best-selling paperbacks. And each book in the series is packed full of fascinating facts that are guaranteed to motivate your children! Every activity is closely linked to the QCA Scheme of Work for Science and has clear learning objectives that will slot easily into your existing planning. Try the activities in this Minibeasts book - your class won't be able to resist the urge to learn about: the features of minibeasts, how to identify and group them, and life cycles of some minibeats minibeasts and their habitats. WARNING: Your pupils will seriously enjoy the activities contained in this book.

  • Yo, Naomi León (Becoming Naomi Leon)

    Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw ha tenido que enfrentarse a mucho en su corta vida, empezando por su nombre. Tambien esta el problema de su ropa (hechas por su abuela en tela de poliester), su timidez y la fama que tiene en la escuela de no ser nadie especial. Pero segun su abuela, la mayoria de los problemas se solucionan con mentalidad positiva. Y su vida, junto a su abuela y su pequeno hermano, Owen, en el parque de casas moviles Avocado Acres, es tranquila y feliz... hasta que su mama aparece luego de siete anos, creando confusion y retando a Naomi a que averigue quien es.

  • Hi, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #1)

    From bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold, creator of PARTS and GREEN WILMA, comes the hilarious FLY GUY! It's easy to read and it comes with a shiny foil cover!

    "A fly was flying. He was looking for something to eat. Something tasty. Something slimy. A boy was walking. He was looking for something to catch. Something smart. Something for The Amazing Pet Show."

    The boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. With an eye-catching holographic cover. This is the first in a series of four.

  • Rule 34

    "The most spectacular science fiction writer of recent years" (Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows End) presents a near-future thriller.

    Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh is head of the Rule 34 Squad, monitoring the Internet to determine whether people are engaging in harmless fantasies or illegal activities. Three ex-con spammers have been murdered, and Liz must uncover the link between them before these homicides go viral.

  • Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich

    David Kenyon Webster’s memoir is a clear-eyed, emotionally charged chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a first hand account of life in E Company, 101st Airborne Division, crafting a memoir that resonates with the immediacy of a gripping novel. From the beaches of Normandy to the blood-dimmed battlefields of Holland, here are acts of courage and cowardice, moments of irritating boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror, and pitched urban warfare. Offering a remarkable snapshot of what it was like to enter Germany in the last days of World War II, Webster presents a vivid, varied cast of young paratroopers from all walks of life, and unforgettable glimpses of enemy soldiers and hapless civilians caught up in the melee. Parachute Infantry is at once harsh and moving, boisterous and tragic, and stands today as an unsurpassed chronicle of war—how men fight it, survive it, and remember it.

  • Fish Oils in Nutrition

    Written by experts in the field and filled with the latest research data, this comprehensive work presents important information on the nutritional properties of fish oils for human health and the analysis of fatty acids. Included is information on the breakdown, production and refining of fatty acids, as well as the newest methods of analysis and fractionation of fish oil fatty acids. This book should be of interest to seafood industry personnel, researchers, nutritionists, food scientists, biochemists and chemists and scientists in the pharmaceutical industry using fish oil.

  • Digital Design Media: A Handbook for Architects and Design Professionals

    This book provides a comprehensive, systematic introduction to digital design media. It establishes a general theoretical framework, offers detailed practical discussions of computer manipulation of text, sound, images, 3-D models, animations, and video, and considers strategies for implementing computer methods in design practice. This book should be of interest to architects, landscape architects, urban and interior designers.

  • Letting Go: A 12-Week Personal Action Program to Overcome a Broken Heart

    Are you crying over sad songs? Seeing his or her face in every crowd? Aching with loneliness and hoping the phone will ring? Feeling that no one else can give your life meaning?

    Losing a loved one is the most devastating crisis of intimate living. It can jeopardize your health . . . even your life. You might think only passing time will ease your pain, but now you can begin to end the hurt today. Within three months you can erase painful memories, regain control of your feelings, and be free to love again.

    Discover how to:
    • Short-circuit acute symptoms of grief and depression
    • Turn hurt into healthy anger
    • Fall out of love
    • Rebuild your self-esteem
    • Break the “sex hook” to your ex

    Meet someone new and make that relationship really work! Here is the step-by-step, week-by-week program that has already helped thousands. Now you can learn how to survive a lost romance and regenerate your love life by . . . Letting Go.

  • Cry Wolf

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs presents the first Alpha and Omega novel—the start of an extraordinary series set in Mercy Thompson’s world, but with rules of its own...

    Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country is about to recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

  • What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

    What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark attacks make airplanes safer? Can a person traveling in a car at the speed of sound still hear the radio? Moreover, would they want to...?

    Do you often find yourself pondering life's little conundrums? Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue? Or why birds don't get electrocuted when perching on high-voltage power lines? Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and acclaimed author of What Einstein Didn't Know, understands the need to...well, understand. Now he provides more amusing explanations of such everyday phenomena as gravity (If you're in a falling elevator, will jumping at the last instant save your life?) and acoustics (Why does a whip make such a loud cracking noise?), along with amazing facts, belly-up-to-the-bar bets, and mind-blowing reality bites all with his trademark wit and wisdom.

    If you shoot a bullet into the air, can it kill somebody when it comes down?

    You can find out about all this and more in an astonishing compendium of the proverbial mind-boggling mysteries of the physical world we inhabit.


    Arranged in a question-and-answer format and grouped by subject for browsing ease, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER is for anyone who ever pondered such things as why colors fade in sunlight, what happens to the rubber from worn-out tires, what makes red-hot objects glow red, and other scientific curiosities. Perfect for fans of Newton's Apple, Jeopardy!, and The Discovery Channel, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER also includes a glossary of important scientific buzz words and a comprehensive index. -->

  • Horrible Histories: Dublin

    Terry Deary reveals the horrible history of the great Irish city, from the blood-dripping battle of Clontarf to the risings and rebellions of the twentieth century. Find out why the mayor of Dublin put his Mum in prison and which Irish King led his men to battle ...from his bath. This title comes complete with a frightful fold-out map.

  • Melanie in Manhattan

    For once, Mel is spending her vacation on her home turf—Manhattan! But she’s not alone. Miguel, the cute boy she met in Spain, is visiting New York, and this time Mel gets to be his tour guide. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, from the Central Park Zoo to the Brooklyn Bridge, Mel and Miguel are off on their own adventures. But—uh-oh!—
    Mel also meets a boy in math class. And while she is learning lots about the Big Apple, she is also learning it’s harder than you think to like two guys at one time.


    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Bluford High #2: A Matter of Trust

    Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

    In grade school, Darcy Wills and Brisana Meeks were friends. But all that changed at Bluford High when Darcy started hanging with "the zeros"--a group of students Brisana despises. Now the former friends are bitter rivals, and the tension between them is getting worse. For a while, Darcy tries to stay calm, ignoring her old friend's daily taunts. But when she learns that Brisana is after her boyfriend, Hakeem Randall, Darcy knows she must do something. But what?

  • Desktop Magic: Electronic Publishing, Document Management, and Workgroups

    From advice on software and hardware systems to workgroup strategy and paperless publishing, this is an up-to-date, focused survey of electronic publishing, document management, and workgroups.

  • The Cay

    For fans of Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins comes Theodore Taylor’s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner, The Cay.
       Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he’s eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed.
       When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people: “They are different, and they live differently.”
        But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip’s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.

    “Mr. Taylor has provided an exciting story…The idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole book…The result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.”—New York Times Book Review
     
    “A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelation…At once barbed and tender, tense and fragile—as Timothy would say, ‘outrageous good.’”—Kirkus Reviews
     
    * “Fully realized setting…artful, unobtrusive use of dialect…the representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in children’s literature.”—School Library Journal, Starred
     
    “Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling.”—Saturday Review
     
    “A tense and moving experience in reading.”—Publishers Weekly
     
    “Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man.”—Booklist
     
    "This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."—The Washington Star

    · A New York Times Best Book of the Year
    · A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
    · A Horn Book Honor Book
    · An American Library Association Notable Book
    · A Publishers Weekly Children’s Book to Remember
    · A Child Study Association’s Pick of Children’s Books of the Year
    · Jane Addams Book Award
    · Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
    · Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award
    · Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award
    · Woodward School Annual Book Award
    · Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine

  • I Was a Rat!

    “I Was a Rat!” So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it’s true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of “Rodent Delusion”? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a budding thief? That’s what Billy thinks. Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. And it may take a royal intervention—and a bit of magic—to convince the rest of the world.

    Set against the backdrop of a Royal Wedding—and a playful parody of the press, I Was a Rat! is a magical weaving of humor, fairy tale, and adventure.

  • Fun Facts About Babies: PAPERBACK

    Did you know that:

    Babies tears caused by crankiness have a different chemical composition than those caused by eye irritants? One soothes with stress hormones, the other cleanses with a saline solution.

    A fetus develops a sense of touch at eight weeks and fingerprints at three months.

    The peak months for delivering babies are July, August, and September; which means that the sexiest months are November, December, and January.

    This little book is for parents, expectant parents, and baby lovers alike. With charmingly illustrated, fascinating facts and truly useful information, this book reveals what an amazing creature a baby is. It will be of special value to new parents who are wondering how their "little bundle of joy" turned into a 24-hour-a-day "need machine." Turn to any page, read any brief, amusing tidbit, and reconnect with the delight of babyhood.

  • Captain's Fury

    In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world of elemental magic. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms for all...

    After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim warriors, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists—the mysterious threat that drove the savage Canim to flee their homeland.

    Tavi proposes attempting an alliance with the Canim against their common foe, but his warnings go unheeded. For the Senate’s newly-appointed military commander has long desired to wipe out the Canim “scourge,” and their slave allies.

    Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome centuries-old animosities if an alliance is to be forged, and he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe—or none will have a chance of survival...

  • 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

    From Dav Pilkey, creator of the New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes a tall tale of tall-tailed toms!

    On the night before Thanksgiving, a group of children visit a turkey farm and meet Farmer Mack Nuggett and his coop of cockerels: Ollie, Stanley, Larry, Moe, Wally, Beaver, Shemp, and Groucho. The children and turkeys giggle and gobble, and everything is gravy. As the trip comes to an end, the children leave the farm with full hearts -- and bulging bellies -- reminding people and poultry alike that there is much to be thankful for.

  • The Sookie Stackhouse Companion

    Explore the unconventional, otherworldly life of psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in this companion to the bestselling series that takes a closer look at Sookie and her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and—of course—the lovers who set her world on fire... 

    Visit Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home, with a detailed map created by Charlaine herself, and learn the characteristics of the supernaturals who live there: vampires, two-natured, and fae. Examine all the branches of Sookie’s family tree. And eavesdrop on the private conversations between rival vampires Eric and Bill.

    Also, enjoy the compelling novella “Small-Town Wedding,” in which Sookie accompanies her shapeshifting boss, Sam, to his brother’s wedding in Texas, where happily-ever-after seems very far away....

    Exclusive interviews with True Blood creator Alan Ball and author Charlaine Harris—compiled from fan questions—will satisfy your craving for all things Sookie, as will trivia questions, recipes (including Caroline Bellefleur’s famous chocolate cake!), and a concordance to the Sookie Stackhouse novels.

  • Challenge of Aging: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Extended Care

    This book aims to enhance understanding of ageing and its implications. It also deals with the provision of support, treatment and care. The book highlights the nature of impairment and its underlying principles.

  • Scholastic Reader Level 1: Noodles: I Won't Share

    An easy-to read story featuring Noodles the little white dog!

    Noodles loves his favorite toy. Squeaky is a stuffed mouse that Noodles can toss and nuzzle and squeeze. SQUEAK! But when his canine friends want to join in the fun, Noodles gets mad. He doesn't want to share Squeaky. But without his friends, playing with Squeaky starts to feel lonely. He learns that sharing with friends makes everything more fun!

    This funny Level 1 story is perfect for beginning readers.

  • Learn With Lego: In The City

    Learn with LEGO Coloring and Activity Books are fun--and educational!

    These coloring and activity books are filled with opportunities to play games, color, count, make up stories, and more.

  • Multichip Module Technologies and Alternatives: The Basics

    Far from being the passive containers for semiconductor devices of the past, the packages in today's high performance computers pose numerous challenges in interconnecting, powering, cooling and protecting devices. While semiconductor circuit performance measured in picoseconds continues to improve, computer performance is expected to be in nanoseconds for the rest of this century -a factor of 1000 difference between on-chip and off-chip performance which is attributable to losses associated with the package. Thus the package, which interconnects all the chips to form a particular function such as a central processor, is likely to set the limits on how far computers can evolve. Multichip packaging, which can relax these limits and also improve the reliability and cost at the systems level, is expected to be the basis of all advanced computers in the future. In addition, since this technology allows chips to be spaced more closely, in less space and with less weight, it has the added advantage of being useful in portable consumer electronics as well as in medical, aerospace, automotive and telecommunications products. The multichip technologies with which these applications can be addressed are many. They range from ceramics to polymer-metal thin films to printed wiring boards for interconnections; flip chip, TAB or wire bond for chip-to-substrate connections; and air or water cooling for the removal of heat.

  • Bad Girls

    Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend.

    Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?

  • Chip on Board Technologies for Multichip Modules

    This book is a one-stop guide to the state of the art of COB technology. For professionals active in COB and MCM research and development, those who wish to master COB and MCM problem-solving methods, and those who must choose a cost-effective design and high-yield manufacturing process for their interconnect systems, here is a timely summary of progress in al aspects of this fascinating field.
    It meets the reference needs of design, material, process, equipment, manufacturing, quality, reliability, packaging, and system engineers, and technical managers working in electronic packaging and interconnection.

  • Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing

    The eight-year-old child is an exuberant,  outgoing bundle of energy; he meets every challenge  head-on, willing to try almost anything. Sometimes  parents are amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement  with which their child greets the  world.



    However, eight is also a time when the child  begins to do a great deal of analyzing and  evaluating, finding fault in himself and  others--especially Mohter. How do parents help an eight-year-old  through this up-and-down age? What should parents  expect in their relationships with the child and  how can life in the family be made easier? What  will the child's relationship with friends and  siblings be like? In the successful tradition of the  Gesell institute series, Your  Eight-Year-Old is a well-researched, highly  accessible guide.

  • I Am the Cheese

    Before there was Lois Lowry’s The Giver or M. T. Anderson’s Feed, there was Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese, a subversive classic that broke new ground for YA literature.
     
    A boy’s search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But the past must not be remembered if the boy is to survive. As he searches for the truth that hovers at the edge of his mind, the boy—and readers—arrive at a shattering conclusion.
     
    “An absorbing, even brilliant job. The book is assembled in mosaic fashion: a tiny chip here, a chip there. . . . Everything is related to something else; everything builds and builds to a fearsome climax. . . . [Cormier] has the knack of making horror out of the ordinary, as the masters of suspense know how to do.”—The New York Times Book Review
     
    “A horrifying tale of government corruption, espionage, and counter espionage told by an innocent young victim. . . . The buildup of suspense is terrific.”—School Library Journal, starred review
     
    An ALA Notable Children’s Book
    A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
    A Horn Book Fanfare
    A Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year
    A Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominee



    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Handbook of Flexible Circuits

    Besides offering significant advantages over traditional rigid boards, flexible circuitry is increasingly the technology of choice for military and commercial applications, including the growing ASICs market. This book addresses the many new uses, applications, and developments of flexible circuitry, the most popular form of interconnection for applications requiring size and weight reduction, better impedance, reduced labour, and easy assembly.

  • The Worry Website

    Is anything bothering you? Problems in class or at home? Don't know where to turn for help? Log on to the Worry Website! Type in your worry and wait for the good advice to flow in.

    At least that's the plan when Mr Speed sets up his super-cool new Worry Website. Holly, Greg, Natasha and the rest of the class think they've got shedloads of worries. But, as they find out, sometimes the best advice comes from the most unexpected place.

  • Diagnostic Histopathology of the Breast

    Written in order to promote the use of histopathology in the study and clinical management of breast disease, this aims to bring consistency to concepts in terminology and to present recognizable patterns in the context of their clinical significance.

  • Dune Messiah

    Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time

    Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known—and feared—as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremen, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne—and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.

    And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty...

  • Troublemakers

    TOUGH ENOUGH FOR THE TEAM?

    Robbie is desperate to try out for the school football team. He's full of raw talent, skilful and agile, with terrific co-ordination. So why does everybody reckon he's got no chance? Chester Smith is a top-class professional United player. But his game is falling to pieces, and now he's faced with a continual barrage of ugly taunts from ignorant hooligans in the crowd... Then Robbie and Chester meet, and it could be the beginning of a new chance for each of them. If only they can avoid the troublemakers...

  • Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
     
    “Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child’s] best.”—USA Today
     
    New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. And if you think Reacher isn’t going to get involved . . . then you don’t know Jack.
     
    Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.
     
    “Propulsive . . . [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension.”—Los Angeles Times
     
    “A top-notch thriller.”—Booklist (starred review)
     
    “Edgy . . . thoroughly engrossing.”—The Miami Herald

  • In the Forests of Serre

    In the tales of World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia McKillip, nothing is ever as it seems. A mirror is never just a mirror; a forest is never just a forest. Here, it is a place where a witch can hide in her house of bones and a prince can bargain with his heart...where good and evil entwine and wear each others' faces... and where a bird with feathers of fire can quench the fiercest longing...

  • The Story of Tracy Beaker

    TRACY BEAKER'S NOT exactly sure what her mother does, because Tracy has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. Maybe one day Tracy’s mother will show up and reclaim her long-lost daughter, but in the meantime, Tracy’s doing everything she can to take care of herself—even though she has to share her birthday cake. Then a journalist shows up to write a story about their orphanage, and she and Tracy strike up a special friendship.

  • The Dare Game: A Tracy Beaker Story

    I'M TRACY BEAKER, THE GREAT INVENTOR OF EXTREMELY OUTRAGEOUS DARES - AND I DARE YOU TO READ A MORE BRILLIANT STORY THAN THIS!

    I've bought a big fat purple notebook for writing down all my mega-manic ultra-scary stories in. But especially for my own story. Of how my foster-mum, Cam, has turned out to be a real meanie. No designer clothes, when I really need them. A pokey flat, and a horrible new school. No wonder I bunk off . . . Still, it will have to do until my real mum comes and gets me. And until then, no-one is going to be better at the Dare Game than Tracy Beaker!

  • Bilingual Tales: Caperucita Roja / Little Red Riding Hood

    Una version bilingue del cuento clasico de la ninita dulce, el lobo feroz y la abuelita enferma, con ilustraciones divertidas.

  • A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

    The first volume of a four-part, full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBOs Game of Thrones.

    The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga.

    Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert Baratheon’s two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers.

    Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.

  • Fallen

    For Mage Alex Verus, everything is on the line in the tenth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Marked.

    Once Alex Verus was a diviner trying to live quietly under the radar. Now he's a member of the Light Council who's found success, friends...and love. But it's come with a price--the Council is investigating him, and if they find out the truth, he'll lose everything.

    Meanwhile, Alex's old master, Richard Drakh, is waging a war against the Council, and he's preparing a move that will bring Alex and the life mage, Anne, under his control. Caught between Richard and the Council, Alex's time is running out. To protect those he cares for, Alex will have to become something different. Something darker...

  • The Client: A Novel

    In a weedy lot on the outskirts of memphis, two  boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull upt ot the  curb... Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother  were sharing a forbidden cigarrette when a chance  encounter with a suicidal laywer left Mark knowing  a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of  the most sought-after dead body in America. Now  Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad  and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime.  And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love,  who has been a lawyer for all of four years.  Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make  Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep  him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect  her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble  that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them  both their lives.

  • Geronimo Stilton #23: Valentine's Day Disaster

    Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

    It was Valentine's Day in New Mouse City, and I couldn't wait to celebrate! I had sent valentine cards to all my friends and family members.

    But when I opened my mailbox on the morning of February 14th, it was empty! Had everyone forgotten about me? Was I destined to spend Valentine's Day alone in my mousehole, sobbing, with only my pet fish to console me? It was starting to look like a true Valentine's Day disaster!

  • Learn With Lego: Farm

    Learn with LEGO Coloring and Activity Books are fun--and educational!

    Farm contains coloring and activity pages that feature different animals, family relationships, jobs on the farm, animals and their babies, farm tools, and more.
    Book contains one spread of four-color stickers and a die-cut handle for easy carrying.

  • Gingerbread Man Security Blanket

    Introducing SideKicks™ Baby a new infant product line which features plush toys, rattles, musical toys, developmental learning toys and security blankets!

    These products will allow parents to see their babies begin to explore the world around them with characters that they themselves grew up with and loved as children.
    The Gingerbread Man has been a classic storybook character for over 30 years. Now it comes to life for your child to treasure for years to come.
    "Run, run
    as fast as you can.
    You can't catch me.
    I'm the Gingerbread Man."
    Infants are encouraged to look and touch as they play with this cleverly designed security blanket with teethers.


  • How To Train Your Parents

    Moving to a new area and a new school, Louis is horrified to discover his parents changing into ultra-competitive parents, wanting him and his younger brother to get straight As at school and join all sorts of after-school clubs and activities like the other kids in the area. Suddenly Louis's life is no longer his own - until he meets Maddy, who claims to have trained her parents to ignore her- But does Louis really want to be ignored? A truly contemporary tale with characters kids will recognize instantly!

  • Soar with Your Strengths: A Simple Yet Revolutionary Philosophy of Business and Management

    A groundbreaking, inspiring book for businesses, managers, and individuals on how to achieve the absolute best by focusing on strengths and steering away from weaknesses, this revolutionary, humanistic approach to business will transform companies, build careers, and change lives.

  • Math For All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles

    Let the Scholastic bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's reading experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!
    Category: Math Skills


    Your challenge is to find the sum
    Without counting one by one
    Why not count? It's much too slow --
    Adding is the way to go!
    Make clever groups before you start --
    Then add them in a way that's smart!
    MATH FOR ALL SEASONS will challenge every kid -- and every parent -- to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations within eye-catching pictures, math will become easier, quicker, and more fun than anyone could have imagined!

  • Prodigal Son: A Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil. #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells a brilliant, suspenseful story of suspicion, betrayal, and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again?
     
    PRODIGAL SON
     
    In a matter of days, Peter McDowell loses everything he has worked so hard for—his wealth, his property, his livelihood as a star investment banker. And then it gets worse. The stock market crash not only plunges Peter into joblessness, it causes a rift in his marriage that he cannot repair. Stripped of everything, he has only one place to retreat: a lakeside cottage he inherited from his parents, who left most of their modest estate to Peter’s twin. With no other choice, the prodigal son goes home.
     
    A beloved small-town doctor, a devoted family man, and a pillar of his community, Michael McDowell serves others without regard to personal gain. Only Peter knows how Michael manipulated their parents when the boys were young, ultimately driving Peter away. At first, he dreads seeing Michael again. But, to his surprise, their reunion is tender and real. Only later, as Peter mulls over his late mother’s journals, does the truth begin to emerge, as realization and panic begin to set in. Who is his twin? Is the façade real, or does something terrifying lie beneath? Imagination or a reality too terrifying to believe?
     
    In a race for time, Peter throws caution to the winds to find the truth. What he discovers will change their lives forever, the lives of their children, and an entire town.
     
    Powerful, poignant, and filled with complex and layered characters, Prodigal Son is a riveting novel of secrets, salvation, and redemption from master storyteller Danielle Steel.

    Praise for Prodigal Son
     
    “Fraternal twins raised together [turn] out to be very different and very much in conflict. One twin leaves home, but when this prodigal son returns, is he the evil twin, or is his brother? Steel yourself.”Library Journal
     
    “Readers should be prepared for revelations of wickedness on a vast scale.”Publishers Weekly

  • Count Zero

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    A stylish, street smart, frighteningly probable parable of the future from the visionary, New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency.

    A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he’s recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D—and the biochip he’s perfected—out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties—some of whom aren’t remotely human...

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic: A Novel

    Millions of readers have come to adore New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella’s irrepressible heroine. Meet Becky Bloomwood, America’s favorite shopaholic – a young woman with a big heart, big dreams…and just one little weakness.

    Becky has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it–not any of it.

    Her job writing at Successful Savings not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from the bank –letters with large red sums she can't bear to read–and they're getting ever harder to ignore.

    She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something....

    Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life–and the lives of those around her–forever.

    Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times–and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Special Edition 2006

    Just in time for the holidays! The 4th annual collection of the grossest, strangest, and most unbelievable facts, acts, and oddities ever recorded -- it's Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Are you ready for the gross? The wild? The unimaginable?
    You haven't seen anything yet.

    Turn the pages --- if you dare. But watch out for...

    ... gruesome ghosts that haunt your favorite hangouts!
    ... disgusting scabies mites that crawl under your skin!
    ... a belch so loud, it rivals the sound of an airplane taking off!
    ... and more mummies, crazy cars, and peculiar people than ever!

    It's all weird, and it's all inside --- Believe It or Not!


  • Bar Code Rebellion

    They want your identity. They want your freedom. They can't have them.

    The bar code rebellion.

    Kayla has resisted getting the bar code tattoo, even though it's meant forfeiting a "normal" life. Without the tattoo, she's an exile. But she can't stay an exile for long....
    For reasons she doesn't completely understand--but will soon discover--Kayla is at the center of a lethan conspiracy that will soon threaten the very notion of freedom. Kayla can either give in to the bar code, or she can join the resistance and fight it. The choice, to her, is clear: It's time to fight.

    They want your identity.
    They want your freedom.
    They can't have them.

    The bar code rebellion.

  • Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt

    Perfect for beginning readers looking for a Halloween chapter book! Kids can problem-solve with Nate, the world's greatest detective, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

    It is Halloween night, and all the kids are dressed up to go trick-or-treating. But Nate's friend Rosamond needs his help. Her cat Little Hex is missing. Is he hiding, or is he lost? Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are on the case! 

    Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

    Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!
    NatetheGreatBooks.com

    “All the regulars are back in Nate's latest mystery, and as fresh as ever. Sharmat makes beginning reading a pleasure.”--School Library Journal

  • The Biggest Valentine Ever

    Clayton and Desmond are back in this companion to the bestselling book THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER! A sheet of colorful foil stickers is bound into the book for extra valentine fun!


    When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don't go as planned. First Clayton puts too much glitter on the card. Then Desmond puts on too many hearts. Soon the friends are arguing and they rip the card in half. "I'm going to make my own valentine!" they both say and go home in a huff.
    But then Desmond and Clayton realize that by working together they can make the biggest, best valentine ever!
    Kids can use the colorful foil stickers to make their own valentines!

  • ¿Vivió algún dinosaurio cerca de tu casa?



    Con este libro encontrarás las respuestas a más de 70 preguntas sobre los dinosaurios: ¿De qué color eran? ¿Cómo nacían? ¿Nadaban? ¿Cómo se protegían los herbívoros? ¿Había algún carnívoro más grande que el Tyrannosaurus? ¿Por qué se extinguieron? Con ilustraciones impresionantes.

  • Fatal Forces

    Reissue with 16 pages of extra material, including an index.

  • The Awesome Egyptians

    Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover which king had the worst blackheads, why some kings had to wear false beards and why the peasants were revolting. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

  • All-of-a-Kind Family

    Meet the All-of-a-Kind  Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century.

    Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa's shop on rainy days. The girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises.

    But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!

  • Can You See What I See?: On a Scary Scary Night: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve

    In this latest addition to the hugely successful CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? series, acclaimed photographer Walter Wick welcomes readers out for some spooky search-and-find fun!

    Co-creator of the popular I SPY series,Walter Wick is at it again. Mr. Wick dazzles the senses with spooky scenes that achieve new levels of aesthetic excellence! This book offers readers lots of search and find fun as they peer through pages and pages of brilliant photographic compositions looking for fascinating toys and objects.

    This highly collectable book is a must.

  • Ten Little Fish

    Bestselling author Audrey Wood and artist son Bruce create an undersea counting book that's full of the same vivid imagery and fun story elements that have made their alphabet books so successful!

    It's an undersea countdown in the newest book by bestselling author Audrey Wood and her dynamic, digital-artist son, Bruce. Follow ten little fish as they swim along a beautiful ocean reef, one by one departing from the school for different reasons, eventually leaving one fellow all alone. What will he do? Along comes another, and that makes two! Soon he becomes a father and she becomes a mother--with ten little children of their own. The rhyming text helps readers go from one to ten and back again, and each illustration pops with all the color and depth of an underwater playground.

  • Paint The Wind

    This epic horse story, in the tradition of BLACK STALLION, marks exciting new territory for one of our most treasured and celebrated novelists.

    A puzzling photograph, a box filled with faded toy horses, and a single fractured memory are all that Maya has left of her mother. In Grandmother house, she lives like a captive, tethered by rules... until a shocking event changes everything. A world away, in the rugged Wyoming wilderness, a wild mustang called Artemisia runs free, belonging only to the stars. In a land where mountain lions pose an ever-present threat, she must vigilantly defend her foal... until a devastating act separates them from their band. Like a braided rein, Maya's and Artemisia's lives will ultimately intertwine.

  • Wild Lives

    GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: WILD LIVES presents the world's most exciting, incredible records from the animal and plant kingdoms.

    GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: WILD LIVES presents the world's most awesome records from the animal and plant kingdoms. Take a close-up look at real insects, reptiles, vegetables and minerals, such as:

    · The world's most dangerous bird
    · The world's driest place
    · The world's smelliest flower
    · The world's strangest insect defense system
    · The world's tallest waterfall
    · And much more

    What are nature's biggest, smallest, loudest, tallest, deadliest, and smelliest?
    Read GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: WILD LIVES to find out!

  • Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

    Safety skills for children outside the home
    Warning signs of sexual abuse
    How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools
    Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violence

    All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions:

    How can I know a baby-sitter won't turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103)
    What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137)
    What's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91)
    How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175)
    How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148)
    What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86)
    How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98)
    What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191)
    What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218)
    And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)

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  • Southern Lights: A Novel

    Danielle Steel sweeps us from a Manhattan courtroom to the Deep South in her powerful new novel—at once a behind-closed-doors look into the heart of a family and a tale of crime and punishment.

    SOUTHERN LIGHTS

    Eleven years have passed since Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband’s betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, Alexa has finally put her demons to rest, raising her daughter alone and making a name for herself as a top prosecutor taking on some of the city’s toughest cases.

    But as Alexa prepares for her latest case, the high-stakes trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin, threatening letters addressed to Savannah, her beautiful seventeen-year-old daughter, throw Alexa’s private life into turmoil. Certain that Quentin is behind the letters, Alexa must make the toughest choice of all: to send her daughter back to her ex-husband’s world of southern tradition and memories of betrayal.

    While Alexa’s trial builds to a climax in New York, her daughter settles into southern life, discovering a father and family history she barely knows. As secrets are exposed and old wounds are healed, Alexa and Savannah, after a season in different worlds, will come together again – strengthened by the challenges they have faced and changed by the mysteries they have unraveled.

    From the gritty chaos of Manhattan’s criminal court system to the seductive gentility of the South, from the rage of a hardened criminal to the tender bond between a mother and a daughter, Southern Lights will catch you off guard at every turn.

  • Knights' Kingdom

    Find the Shield, Save the Kingdom.

    After their Kingdom is taken over by the Dark Knight Vladek, a band of heroic Knights are forced to travel on a dangerous quest to find the Heart of the mythical Shield of Ages-the one thing that can help the Knights defeat the Dark Knight in a Grand Tournament to take back their homeland.

    SPECIFIC BOOK DETAILS TO COME.

  • I Love You, Stinky Face

    This award-winning book has delighted parents and children everywhere, and it now is available for the first time as a board book.

  • Hetty Feather

    London, 1876. Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school.

    Life in the countryside is sometimes hard, but with her foster brothers, Jem and Gideon, Hetty helps in the fields and plays vivid imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus, and Hetty is mesmerised by the show - especially the stunning Madame Adeline and her performing horses.

    But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she must return to the Foundling Hospital to begin her education. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her, and she desperately misses her beloved Jem. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?

    Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original historical novel. Featuring a brand-new feisty Victorian heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a compelling, moving, funny and totally fascinating Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill and captivate readers.

  • Drop Shot: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who's also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn't be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one client becomes the number one suspect.

    Clearing Duane's name should be easy enough. Duane was playing in a match at the time of Valerie's death. But why is his phone number in Valerie's black book when he claims only to have known her in passing? Why was she calling him from a phone booth on the street? The police stop caring once they pin the murder on a man known for having stalked Valerie and seen talking to her moments before the murder. But Myron isn't satisfied. It seems too clean for him.

    Myron pries a bit and finds himself prying open the past where six years before, Valerie's fiancee, the son of a senator, was brutally murdered by a juvenile delinquent and a straight-A student was subsequently gunned down on the street in retaliation, his death squandered in bureaucratic files. And everyone from the Senator to the mob want Myron to stop digging.

    The truth beneath the truth is not only dangerous, it's deadly. And Myron may be the next victim.

    In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction—Myron Bolitar—a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.

  • The Biggest Snowman Ever

    Kids will adore this sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Biggest Pumpkin Ever!


    When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren't big enough.

    Soon they have an idea. As the day of the contest approaches, Clayton and Desmond join forces to build the biggest snowman ever.

  • The Rainmaker

    It's summer in Memphis.  The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels.  Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.  Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer...except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it.

    By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him. And suddenly he's in over his head, plunged into a nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings.  A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill and outright violence--a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land....

  • Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship

    The in-demand follow-up to the New York Times bestseller, OWEN & MZEE, the friendship that has touched millions around the world.

    In this exciting follow-up to OWEN & MZEE, the New York Times bestselling story about an orphaned baby hippo named Owen and the 130-year-old giant turtle, Mzee, Craig Hatkoff explores the language of love, friendship, and nurturance that these two incredible creatures share with one another. This book traces their first year together, including their adorable playful ways and the unique "language" that they have developed.

  • Best Friends

    Gemma and Alice were born on the same day and have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland.

    Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find a new best friend. Is there anything Gem's brothers, or perhaps her grandad, can do to help?

  • Scholastic Book Of World Records 2007

    A lot can change in a year and the bestselling SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS is back! It's been redesigned & updated with hundreds of new photos and dozens of brand-new records.

    The SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS is being freshened up for 2007; nearly all of the photos will be replaced, the graphs will be redesigned, brand-new records will be added, and all of the entries will be revised. Whether kids want to know which country has the most fast-food restaurants, where the world's fastest roller coaster is, or which athlete earned the most medals in a single Olympic Games, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has all of the answers and much, much more! Over the past five years, kids, parents, and teachers have come to love this kid-friendly book.


  • A Bad Case of Stripes

    Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

    Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now!


    Category: Making Friends
    "What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!"

    Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

    "Shannon's story is a good poke in the eye of conformity...and his empathetic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

  • The Hunt for Red October (Movie Tie-In)

    Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski!

    The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy—the gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan.


    Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there's only one man who can find her...

    Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.

  • Room 13

    Somebody was in there. Somebody - or some thing . . .

    There is no room thirteen in the creepy Crow's Nest Hotel, where Fliss and her friends are staying on a school trip. Or is there? For at the stroke of midnight, something peculiar happens to the door of the linen cupboard next to room l2. And something is happening to Ellie-May Sunderland, too - something very sinister . . .

    A gripping page-turner from a master of spooky suspense, award-winning Robert Swindells. Don't read this under the covers at midnight!

  • House of Suns

    Six million years ago, at the dawn of the star-faring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, which she called shatterlings. But now, someone is eliminating the Gentian line. Campion and Purslane-two shatterlings who have fallen in love and shared forbidden experiences-must determine exactly who, or what, their enemy is, before they are wiped out of existence.

  • Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi #3: Underworld

    The search for survivors continues in this next adventure from bestselling author Jude Watson.

    The Empire has taken over the galaxy. Anakin Skywalker is now Darth Vader. Most of the Jedi are gone . . .

    . . . but a few remain. And it is up to former Jedi apprentice Ferus Olin and his streetsmart sidekick Trever to find them. No lead is too big or too small . . . even if it means walking into a trap set by the Empire.

  • Bacterial Plasmids

    This text describes the structure, functions, transmission and applications of bacterial plasmids. The rate of research and accumulating knowledge on bacterial plasmids since the first edition, has established a need for a thorough revision and update. Each chapter has been brought up-to-date, and current developments in the understanding of plasmid replication and transposable elements have received special attention.

  • Scholastic Book Of World Records 2005

    A LOT can change in a year, and the best-selling SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has been updated to include all the most recent events in sports, pop culture, and business.

    Whether kids want to know which movie had the biggest box office opening weekend, who is the world's top-earning tennis player, or which state harvests the most catfish, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has all of the answers and much, much more! Over the past four years, kids, parents, and teachers have come to love this kid-friendly book.

    Each of the 300 records in the book has its own page that includes a full-color photograph and a detailed description of the records. A colorful bar graph that ranks other records holders in the same category is also included.

  • Deerskin

    “A fierce and beautiful story of rage and compassion, betrayal and loyalty, damage and love...A fairy tale for adults, one you'll never forget.”—Alice Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic

    The only daughter of a beloved king and queen, Princess Lissar has grown up in the shadow of her parent’s infinite adoration for each other—an infatuation so great that it could only be broken by the queen’s unexpected passing. As Lissar reaches womanhood, it becomes clear to everyone in the kingdom that she has inherited her late mother’s breathtaking beauty. But on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Lissar's exquisite looks become a curse...

    Betrayed and abused, Lissar is forced to flee her home to escape her father's madness. With her loyal dog Ash at her side, Lissar finds refuge in the mountains where she has the chance to heal and start anew. And as she unlocks a door to a world of magic, Lissar finds the key to her survival and begins an adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

  • Next Stop, New York City!

    Bright lights, big city--Ms. Rooney's class is heading for NYC! They'll see dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History and they'll visit the Bronx Zoo, the Statue of Liberty, and many more sights. They'll  even be in a Flag Day parade.  



    Ms. Rooney's named Emily their "New York City expert." But Emily doesn't know a thing about The Big Apple. And it's Pizzazz Week at the Polk Street School--not only does Emily not have pizzazz, but she did something that let her class down. What will she do when they find out? Not to worry! Emily finds the answers in The Big Apple, which is full of fun and big surprises for everyone.

  • The Gatekeepers #5: Oblivion

    The final, thrilling conclusion to #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's masterful series -- now in paperback!

    All that's left is the endgame . . .

    For a moment, it looked like they had won -- the five Gatekeepers had united -- and then a deadly typhoon tore them apart, scattering them through the door and across the world.

    Ten years into the future, the Gatekeepers find themselves struggling through a desolate world to find one another; to stop the evil force that waits for them; to save the world as they did ten thousand years ago. With enemies dogging their every step and the doors broken, the Gatekeepers' only hope is . . . Oblivion.

    The five have arrived at the end of the world.

  • Dragonfly in Amber: A Novel

    NOW THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES OUTLANDER
     
    With her classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters—Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful sequel to Outlander.
     
    DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
     
    For twenty years, Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland’s mist-shrouded Highlands.
     
    Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as shocking as the events that gave it birth: the secret of an ancient circle of standing stones, the secret of a love that transcends centuries, and the truth of a man named Jamie Fraser—a Highland warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.
     
    Claire’s spellbinding journey continues through the intrigue-ridden French court and the menace of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, through war and death in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.

    Praise for Dragonfly in Amber
     
    “Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”The Arizona Republic
     
    “A triumph! A powerful tale layered in history and myth. I loved every page.”—Nora Roberts
     
    “Compulsively readable.”Publishers Weekly

  • Dead as a Doornail

    Small town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse’s supernatural existence puts her in the line of fire in the fifth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

    When Sookie Stackhouse sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first...

  • The Bailey School Kids #50: The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows

    A funny and spooky new adventure in the best-selling and beloved series about a town where the grown-ups are more than a little weird.

    There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the frosty stranger in town for the Winter Carnival really be . . . the Abominable Snowman? The Bailey School kids are going to find out!

  • Angelica

    Two hundred years ago, the god Jovah created a legion of land dwelling angels, led by an appointed Archangel.  Now, Jovah has a new appointee: Archangel Gaaron.  For his life-mate, his Angelica, Jovah has chosen a woman named Susannah.  Slowly, an unspoken affection develops between the two. But there is a terrible threat besetting the land-and the true hearts of Archangel and Angelica may never be known.

  • I Love You, Stinky Face

    A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy.

    "But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"


    Mothers love their children and this unconditional love is truly tested in I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE. Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore beautifully weave a reassuring tale of the love and affection of a parent. The imaginative son turns himself into a meat-eating dinosaur, a swamp creature and much, much more before being satisfied with the fact that no matter how stinky he is or how slimy of a creature he could possibly be, he is loved and nothing will change that.

  • Interview with an Angel: An Angel Reveals Astonishing Truths About Life and Death, Religion, the Aferlife, Extraterrestrials, the Power of Love . . . and More

    In a dynamic two-year interview an angel answers your most compelling questions.

    When psychologist Linda Sue Nathanson consulted holistic practitioner Stevan J. Thayer, she was seeking help for a chronic illness. What she received was a gift so unexpected it changed her deepest beliefs about life . . . and death. Along with the healing she sought, Linda met an angel named Ariel who, channeled through Steven, allowed her to ask questions that touch us all.

    Do Heaven and Hell Exist? What is the most powerful prayar? What is the real meaning of angel encounters? Based on audiotapes of those astounding sessions, this book brings us Ariel’s teachings and stunning revelations about finding love and our soul mate . . . about our karma and a divine plan . . . about the afterlife, the biblical Eden, Jesus Christ, and even startling information about aliens. 

    Miraculously, Interview with an Angel directly conveys a message from a spirit guide—words of comfort and guidance, and answers to the questions we most want to know.

    “A timely, exciting look at angels in our lives.”—Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman, Ph.D., president, The New Seminary, NYC

  • October Sky

    The true story, originally published as Rocket Boys, that inspired the Universal Pictures film.

    It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying.

    Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: to send rockets into outer space. The introspective son of the mine’s superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood forever, Homer fell in with a group of misfits who learned not only how to turn scraps of metal into sophisticated rockets but how to sustain their hope in a town that swallowed its men alive.

    As the boys began to light up the tarry skies with their flaming projectiles and dreams of glory, Coalwood, and the Hickams, would never be the same.

  • Little Darlings

    Sunset lives a life of luxury with her beautiful ex-model mum, her world-famous rock star dad and her two little celebrity siblings. But life on the red carpet is no compensation for parents who constantly argue, intensive scrutiny from the media, and and having no real friends.

    Destiny, on the other hand, is an only child living on a rundown estate with a sickly but devoted mum who constantly tells her that she's really the daughter of a famous rock star . . .

    When the two girls meet in unlikely circumstances, they are surprised to find in each other something they've been missing all their lives . . .

  • Tunnel Vision: A V. I. Warshawski Novel

    Stubbornness has landed private eye V.I. Warshawski in big trouble at her Chicago office.  With her grand old Loop building set to be razed, she's become a hold-out tenant amid frayed wiring and scary, empty corridors.  Then she finds a homeless woman with three kids in the basement, and before she can rescue them, they disappear.  Worst of all, she's been implicated in a murder--after the body of Deirdre Messenger, a prominent lawyer's wife, turns up sprawled across her desk.

    V.I., who had volunteered with Deirdre at a women's shelter, suspects her death is linked to a case of upper-class domestic abuse so slickly concealed that the police refuse to believe it.  Increasingly at odds with the cops, V.I. is blindly plunging ahead after the truth.  And her path may lead to corruption at the highest levels.or deep into the abandoned tunnels beneath Chicago's streets, where secrets are hiding in the dark like a child's--or V.I.'s--worst nightmare.

  • Summers at Castle Auburn

    A woman blessed, or cursed, with a talent for witchcraft returns to Castle Auburn where she spent her childhood in joy-only to find an aura of dread awaiting her.

  • Los Alamos: A Novel

    In a dusty, remote community of secretly constructed buildings and awesome possibility, the world's most brilliant minds have come together. Their mission: to split an atom and end a war. But among those who have come to Robert Oppenheimer's "enchanted campus" of foreign-born scientists, baffled guards, and restless wives is a simple man, an unraveler of human secrets—a man in search of a killer.

    It is the spring of 1945. And Michael Connolly has been sent to Los Alamos to investigate the murder of a security officer on the Manhattan Project. But amid the glimmering cocktail parties and the staggering genius, Connolly will find more than he bargained for. Sleeping in a dead man's bed and making love to another man's wife, Connolly has entered the moral no-man's-land of Los Alamos. For in this place of discovery and secrecy, hope and horror, Connolly is plunged into a shadowy war with a killer—as the world is about to be changed forever....

  • Type Talk at Work (Revised): How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job

    What’s Your Type at Work?

    Are you one of those organized people who always complete your projects before they are due? Or do you put off getting the job done until the very last possible moment? Is your boss someone who readily lets you know how you are doing? Or does she always leave you unsure of precisely where you stand? Do you find that a few people on your team are incredibly creative but can never seem to get to a meeting on time? Do others require a specific agenda at the meeting in order to focus on the job at hand?

    Bestselling authors Otto Kroeger and Janet Thuesen make it easy to recognize your own type and those of your co-workers in Type Talk at Work, a revolutionary guide to understanding your workplace and thriving in it. fully revised and updated for its 10th anniversary, this popular classic now features a new chapter on leadership, showing you how to be more effective on the job. Get the most out of your employees—and employers—using the authors’ renowned expertise on typology. With Type Talk at Work, you’ll never look at the office the same way again!

  • Matters of the Heart: A Novel

    In this spellbinding blend of suspense and human drama, Danielle Steel tells a powerful and unusual story of one woman’s journey from darkness into light, as she fights to escape a mesmerizing sociopath who holds her in his thrall. . . .
      
    Top photographer Hope Dunne has known joy and heartbreak, and finds serenity through the lens of her camera. Content in her SoHo loft, she isn’t looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she flies to London to photograph one of the world’s most celebrated writers.

    Finn O’Neill exudes warmth and a boyish charm. Enormously successful, he is a perfect counterpoint to Hope’s quiet, steady grace—and he’s taken instantly by her. He courts her as no one ever has before, whisking her away to his palatial, isolated Irish estate.

    Hope finds it all, and him, irresistible. But soon cracks begin to appear in his stories: Gaps in his history, a few innocent lies, and bouts of jealousy unnerve her. Suddenly Hope is both in love and deeply in doubt, and ultimately frightened of the man she loves. Is it possible that this adoring man is hiding something even worse? The spell cast by a brilliant sociopath has her trapped in his web, too confused and dazzled to escape, as he continues to tighten his grip on her.
     
    Danielle Steel delivers an unforgettable tale of danger and obsessive love, as she explores the dark secrets that sometimes lurk just below the surface of ordinary lives, writing about men and women and their courage to prevail even in the face of evil.

  • Kick Off

    Jamie's heart seemed to be beating all through his body. Everything depended on him. He had to score. Jamie Johnson's desperate to become his school's star football player (and in his dreams, a top professional too). He's got so much

  • It's Happy Bunny Mini Poster Book

    A full-color, full-of-laughs mini-poster book based on the best art-brand license of 2004, It's Happy Bunny!

    Get stuck-up with 32 It's Happy Bunny mini-posters.

    o Hang them inside your locker.
    o Stick them up in your room.
    o Or pretend you care, and give one to a friend!

    Bonus Fun: Make up your own It's Happy Bunny sayings on the back of each mini-poster! Plus, 75 stickers to put on your locker, backpack, or your friend's backside!

    Now you can have a nice-enough attitude, just like It's Happy Bunny!

  • The Once and Future King

    T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
     
    Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.
     
    During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself.

    “[The Once and Future King] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”Guy Gavriel Kay

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    “A desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century.”—Time
     
    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
     
    Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Vonnegut describes as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he himself witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines science fiction, autobiography, humor, historical fiction, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. Billy, like Vonnegut, experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW, and, as with Vonnegut, it is the defining moment of his life. Unlike the author, he also experiences time travel, or coming “unstuck in time.” Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.

    Praise for Slaughterhouse-Five

    “Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement.”The Boston Globe

    “Very tough and very funny . . . sad and delightful . . . very Vonnegut.”New York Times

    “Splendid art . . . a funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears.”Life

  • Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?

    A great reissuing of a perennially popular split-page book inviting children to howl with laughter at the fantastic and fantastical food concoctions they create. Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes? Tying in with Nick Sharratt's position as official illustrator for World Book Day 2006, this larger format edition, with its best cover yet, will ensure KETCHUP's continuing longevity.

  • Hearts in Darkness: Nikki and Michael Book 2

    PASSION WITH A BITE
     
    Private Investigator Nikki James has a lot to contend with. Her lover, Michael Kelly, walked out without so much as a goodbye, and what seemed like a simple case of stopping a runaway teen brought her face-to-face with another clutch of deadly vampires. But if that seemed bad, it is about to get a lot worse, because when Michael returns, it is not for her, but for the case.
     
    Wealthy men are starting to vanish from a resort in Jackson Hole—which is exactly where Nikki’s runaway teen seems to be as well. Something nefarious is going on at the luxury spa, but what? The last thing Michael needs is a confrontation with Nikki—especially when his control over his bloodlust is still so tenuous. But posing as a newlywed couple at the swanky resort may be the best way for both of them to solve their respective cases. This time, Nikki is determined to make Michael see that life apart is worse than death. Yet before she can make him see the light, a specter from Michael’s past rises that could destroy any hope she has of a future with him. Because this time the threat isn’t physical. It’s a matter of the heart.

    Includes an excerpt of the next novel in Keri Arthur’s Nikki and Michael series, Chasing the Shadows

  • Clockwork

    From the master storyteller comes a tale of gothic mystery as elegantly crafted as the most intricate clockwork. A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour.

  • Hex and the City

    John Taylor is the name. I work the Nightside. Only in that dark heart of London where it’s always three A.M., where human and inhuman can feed their darkest desires, do I feel at home. Probably because I was born there.
               
    What I do is find things—people, objects—and in this case, the truth about the origins of the Nightside.
               
    That’s what Lady Luck has hired me to investigate. But the more I dig, the more I discover, not about the Nightside but about the great question in my life: exactly who—and what—was my long-vanished mother.
               
    Paying jobs are one thing. Personal quests are another. And I’ve been warned that uncovering the facts about dear old mum could be a very bad thing, not just for the Nightside but for all of existence.
               
    Still I can’t stop…I’m John Taylor. Finding things is who I am. It’s what I do. Whatever the consequences…

  • Harriet Spies Again

    Harriet M. Welsch has just received the best news of her eleventh year—Ole Golly is coming back! Harriet can still remember how sad she was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away. But the circumstances of Ole Golly’s return remain unclear. Where is George Waldenstein?
       With Mr. and Mrs. Welsch living in France for three months, Sport confiding that he has a crush on a girl at school, and the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, who’s going to require a whole lot of spying, Harriet already has her hands full. Then she overhears Ole Golly saying she’s innocent—but innocent of what? Harriet the Spy is on the case and ready to help Ole Golly in any way she can.


    Praise for Harriet the Spy® and Her Friends

     
    Harriet the Spy®

    “Harriet is . . . wholly relatable whether you’re eleven or several times that age.”—EW.com
     
    Harriet Spies Again
    By Louise Fitzhugh and Helen Ericson
    Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel

    “Ericson has perfectly captured the voice and pacing of Fitzhugh’s original novel in a seamless rendering of a fresh, enjoyable story for today’s readers.” —School Library Journal

    Harriet the Spy, Double Agent
    By Louise Fitzhugh and Maya Gold

    “Harriet the Spy is back, and Gold does a credible job of maintaining the special character and her crusty charm.” —Booklist

    The Long Secret

    [STAR] “Written with subtlety, compassion, and [Louise Fitzhugh’s] remarkable ability to see inside the minds of children.” —School Library Journal, Starred
     

    Sport

    [STAR] “A worthy successor to Harriet the Spy—and that is high tribute.” —Booklist, Starred

  • The Tao of Meow: Understanding and Training Your Cat the Taoist Way

    Use the gentle principles of Taoism to forge a profound and joyful relationship with your cat.

    The epitome of yin-yang, the cat is perfectly balanced between tame and wild, sociability and solitude, action and rest. Called inscrutable and mysterious, perhaps even recalcitrant, felines have been deemed difficult to understand and train. Not anymore. Using the kind, gentle principles of Taoism, veteran trainer Deborah Wood introduces her revolutionary "no force, no punishment" method of creating a loving, harmonious relationship with your cat . . . a companionship filled with unparalleled rewards and unconditional love. Discover:

    Step-by-step remedies for difficult problems: refusal to use the litter box, aggression, clawing furniture, and spraying urine
    Cat massage and other techniques to increase the flow of qi and create telepathic communication between human and animal
    Interactive human-cat games to give the cat essential mental and physical stimulation
    The practice of wu wei, action through nonaction, to enrich your relationship
    Taoist diet needs, a path to understanding a cat's finicky eating, and the best foods for glowing health

  • Lyon's Pride

    A DESTRUCTIVE SPECIES

    The Hive acts as a single entity, relentlessly swarming the galaxy, endlessly propagating on every habitable world they encounter—destroying native populations in the process. They do not recognize any sentience but their own. They do not acknowledge any attempt to communicate with them. They do not understand they leave countless numbers of dead in their wake.

    A FAMILY LEGACY

    The Prime Talents of the Raven-Lyon clan—telepaths, teleporters, and telekinetics—have protected the Alliance from the Hive breeding contagion for years. Now a fleet orbits the alien homeworld to prevent them from leaving, and a Hive queen and her eggs are in captivity and quarantined. And unless the Raven-Lyons break the language barrier between Human and Hive, the Alliance may have no choice but to eliminate their entire race…

  • Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old

    The years from ten to fourteen are undeniably trying and turbulent years for parents and children alike. Adolescents develop by leaps and bounds during these years, and often find themselves uncomfortable with who they are and what they’re feeling. Parents, too, don’t know what to expect from the adolescent child who is at one moment hostile and glum, at the next carefree and happy. Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old was written by renowned child-care experts Louise Bates Ames, Frances Ilg, and Sidney Baker to help prepare parents for the incredible changes their children will be going through.
     
    Included in this book:
    • Boy-girl relationships and sexual curiosity
    • Clubs, hobbies, activities, sports
    • Trouble at school
    • Family life and relationships with siblings
    • Physical development—the awkward adolescent
    • Summer jobs and independence
    • Money matters
    • Personal hygiene
    • Moodiness, loneliness
    • Smoking, drinking, drug use
     
    “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

  • When Mindy Saved Hanukkah

    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf books guide you through the whole range of your child's reading experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

    Little Mindy Klein lives with her tiny family behind the walls of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. When Mindy's father sprains his ankle right before Hanukkah, he is unable to bring home a candle for the menorah. So Mindy decides to set out and find the candle herself. But first she has to face off with an enormous, frightening cat. With a lot of bravery (and a little help from grandpa) Mindy manages to save Hanukkah just in time...and learns the true meaning behind the Festival of Lights.

  • Bionicle: Rahi Beasts

    Explore the world of Bionicle!

    Discover the Rahi of the Bionicle world.

    Learn everything there is to know abut the Rahi. Some of them will be new to fans, some of them will be familiar and all of them are unique! Filled with photographs of actual models, this book will inspire kids to go out and create their own creatures.

  • Reading & Math Jumbo Workbook: Grade 4

    301 skill-building pages that give kids practice with vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, writing, multiplication, division, fractions, and everything they'll need to succeed as students.

  • Absolution Gap

    Alastair Reynolds continues his Revelation Space series with this “first-rate work of science fiction, a thoroughly modern space opera full of dangers and marvels to match”(SF Site).

    The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence—and they’ve targeted Humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety—or draw down its darkest enemy.
     
    And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse...

  • Reading & Math Jumbo Workbook: Grade PreK

    300 skill-building pages that give young learners practice with the alphabet, sight words, handwriting, counting, numbers, shapes and everything they'll need to succeed as students. For use with Grade PreK.

  • Martian Genesis: The Extraterrestrial Origins of the Human Race

    The startling Antarctic discovery...The revelations about life on Mars...Shocking new proof about who we really are!

    From outer space to deep prehistory, from ancient Egypt to the planet Mars, the conclusions in Martian Genesis will astound you.

    At last, science writer Herbie Brennan provides answers to the questions that have confounded scientists for years--including a startling solution to the mystery surrounding the rock face found on Mars. His carefully researched, impeccably documented conclusions may change history forever.

    Find out when, where, and how the human race first came to be--millions of years earlier than previously believed! Discover the shocking archaeological evidence of Martian ancestors that has been ignored--or suppressed--in popular theories of evolution. Encounter new revelations made in photos taken from space...eye-opening evidence of hi-tech artifacts millennia old...fascinating discoveries from Antarctica, Siberia, the ocean floor...and more. Read about:

    Unexplained fossils! Evidence that people actually walked with the dinosaurs...wearing shoes!
    Amazing ancient technology! How the pyramids were lit...by electricity!
    Lost prehistoric civilizations! How someone built a massive concrete block wall in Oklahoma...312 million years ago!
    Life on Mars...when it flourished, what happened to it, what it left behind!

  • Autotutor: A Comprehensive Autocad Course

    This is the most comprehensive and thorough tutorial in AutoCAD, the industry standard for computer-aided drafting software. Unlike other titles, this book explains why software is formatted and used as it is and provides keystroke-by-keystroke demonstrations of technique and problem-solving applications. With fully detailed information on hardware and illustrated with hundreds of exercised and examples this exhaustive manual covers the skills of the beginner right through to the advanced, (training disk is also available). This book should be of interest to architects, landscape architects, engineers, allied design professionals, students.

  • The Book of Taltos

    Steven Brust’s first three novels featuring assassin Vlad Taltos and his jhereg companion were collected in one volume as The Book of Jhereg. The Book of Taltos continues the adventure with books four and five in the series—Taltos and Phoenix.

    Vlad Taltos is an assassin unlike no other. Not only is he quick with a sword, but he also possesses a gift for witchcraft conjuring. The latest addition to his already formidable arsenal is a leathery-winged jhereg who shares a telepathic link with Vladmaking him twice as deadly…

    The adventures chronicled in Taltos and Phoenix find Vlad accepting a job in the Land of the Dead, but a living human being cannot walk the paths of the dead and return, alive, to the land of men. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), the Demon Goddess is willing to rescue himif Vlad is willing to grant her a favor in return…

  • The Jennifer Morgue

    The name is Howard. Bob Howard. Please don’t hurt me…

    Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included.
               
    Ruthless software billionaire Ellis Billington has unearthed a device that will enable him to raise an eldritch horror, codenamed “JENNIFER MORGUE,” from the ocean’s depth for the purpose of ruling the world.
               
    Thwarting his devious plan is a job for the Laundry. And since James Bond doesn’t work for the Laundry, it’s up to Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire. His mission is to inveigle his way aboard Billington’s yacht and stop him, while fending off the beautiful and deadly Ramona Random, an American agent with her own agenda…

  • A Dangerous Fortune: A Novel

    A breathtaking thriller featuring "political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises" (San Francisco Chronicle), from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Column of Fire

    In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.
     
    From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die.
     
    Praise for A Dangerous Fortune

     “A terrific page-turner.”Los Angeles Times 

    “Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”San Francisco Chronicle
     
    “Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”The New York Times
     
    “Gripping, complex plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . fascinating characters . . . You won’t be able to put down this exciting page-turner.”Lexington Herald-Leader

    “Follett [builds] to a dramatic climax with the same masterful control that guided Eye of the Needle and The Pillars of the Earth.”—Playboy

    “I don’t usually enjoy historical thrillers but admit to being totally captivated by Ken Follett’s A Dangerous Fortune.”—Chicago Tribune

    “Highly entertaining . . . Follett’s characters are drawn with broad, realistic strokes . . . this story of greed and retribution should win Follett new fans.”—Publishers Weekly 

    “Rich, complex, thrilling, suspenseful, well plotted . . . A Dangerous Fortune is dangerous reading. You won’t be able to put it down.”—Authors and Critics 

  • Yikes! Scariest Stunts Ever!

    Get ready to face your fear with tie-ins to TV's grossest hit Fear Factor!

    With Top 10 lists, games, facts, stats, and interviews, this book is packed with everything you need to know about the most daring Fear Factor stunts ever attempted!

  • 20 Week-by-Week Word Family Packets: An Easy System for Teaching the Top 120 Word Families to Set the Stage for Reading Success

    Set the stage for reading success with these word-family activity packs created by reading specialist! Perfect for in-class use or homework. For use with Grades K-2.

  • It's Happy Bunny: What's Your Sign?

    Scholastic presents the MUST-HAVE gift for the holiday season: a full-color, full-of-laughs book based on the best art-brand license of 2004, It's Happy Bunny!


    Astrology is all about YOU! What's not to love?

    Find out: What makes YOU special; what YOUR future holds; what kinds of people will tick YOU off; and how to use astrology to justify YOUR shortcomings! Are you cute but psycho? Then you're a Scorpio. Do you hate everything? You must be a Cancer. Or maybe you're a big Dorkwad? Take heart. It's not you. It's just your birth date!
    BONUS FUN:
    · Quizzes, Games, Charts, Fill-in-the-blank letters
    · Personal Profiles
    Unlock your life's potential Happy Bunny style--because HB knows, well, HB's not listening. Go fend for yourself.

  • Littlest Pet Shop: Life's Littlest Lessons

    How big is your Littlest Pet Shop?

    Let the Littlest Pet Shop pets guide you through life in this funny book of advice, tips, and quizzes. From fashion to friendship to how to be happy, this little book has got it all!

  • Mommy?

    Maurice Sendak's first pop-up book!

    They're all here! Everybody's favorite monsters are just going about their business when a plucky little boy wanders into their cuckoo house. And what does he want? He wants Mommy!

    No matter how scary these monsters are, there's no besting a little boy who's looking for his mommy. In one hilarious pop-up extravaganza after another, this kid shows them a thing or two.

  • Emerald Star

    A fantastic adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters.

    Since leaving the Foundling Hospital, Hetty has seen her fair share of drama, excitement, tragedy and loss. After the death of her beloved mama, she sets off to find a real home at last - starting with the search for her father.

    But Hetty is no longer a simple country girl, and begins to fear she'll never truly belong anywhere. And even when she is reunited with her beloved childhood sweetheart Jem, Hetty still longs for adventure - especially when an enchanting figure from her past makes an unexpected reappearance. Could a more exciting future lie ahead for Hetty?

  • When Demons Walk

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega novels comes the fourth novel set in the world of Sianim...

    Sham had spent most of her young life as a sorceress and thief, stealing from Southwood’s nobility to survive. Now Sham must face the greatest test of her skills.

    A killer has struck Southwood, claiming the lives of nobles. Lord Kerim, Reeve of Southwood, turns to Sham for help. Posing as his mistress, she delves behind castle walls to find the killer. But this murderer is no mortal—and Sham must use all of her magical wisdom to send the demon away. Because the city of Southwood has nowhere to hide—and no time to run...

  • Bad as I Wanna Be

    A wild ride inside the glowing head of Dennis Rodman--the NBA's greatest rebounder and America's most outspoken and outrageous athlete.



    When Sports Illustrated put the man they call "America's most provocative athlete" on their cover, they sold more copies than any other issue they had sold in a decade (except the swimsuit issue). Why? Because Dennis Rodman, superstar basketball player who joined the Chicago Bulls for the 1996 season, has more in common with Mick Jagger than with his new teammate Michael Jordan. With his body-covering tattoos and ever-changing fluorescent hair, Rodman's sideline antics and celebrated benchings have captivated sports fans as much as his record-breaking on-court performances and earned him a reputation as a rebel with the same penchant for shocking behavior as his on-again off-again squeeze, Madonna. In Bad as I Wanna Be he shares his surprising and candid opinions on everything from fame, money, and race relations, to sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll--and he'll talk about his life, from going to prison for stealing watches to his daughter, the light of his life.



    At a time when most celebrities and professional athletes try to control their public personas like politicians and refrain from expressing their true beliefs, Dennis Rodman is a refreshingly unique, uncompromising individual who both transcends his world and refuses to conform to it. Bad as I Wanna Be is as candid, intriguing, and unforgettable as he is.

  • The Book of Athyra

    The Book of Jhereg and The Book of Taltos collected the first five novels of Steven Brust’s highly imaginative fantasy series that Locus praised as “entertaining and worth reading.” The Book of Athyra features books six and seven in the series—Athyra and Orca.

     

    Vlad Taltos is a sorcerer and assassin without peer—as deadly at spell casting as he is with sword wielding. Accompanying him on his journeys are two leathery-winged jhereg who share a telepathic link with Vlad—and triple his chances against even the most powerful of enemies…

     

    In Athyra, Vlad finds he’s ready to retire himself and his jhereg companions, but the biggest hitters of the House of the Jhereg have something else in mind. In Orca, Vlad must repay a debt to a boy who saved his life—even if it means breaking a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of the Orca, and possibly the entire Empire…

  • Our Country Write & Read Books: 15 Reproducible Nonfiction Books on American Symbols, Holidays, Places, and More—That Your Students Help Write!

    Build early reading and writing skills—and teach about our country—with these reproducible nonfiction books that kids help write and illustrate! Just photocopy the book patterns and invite kids to fill in the blanks to create their own personalized take-home books. Topics include the flag, states, presidents, and more. For use with Grades K-2.

  • Time Travelers Never Die

    When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time—or worse—Shel enlists the aid of linguist Dave MacElroy to accompany him on the rescue mission.
     
    Their journey through history takes them from the enlightenment of Renaissance Italy through the American Wild West to the civil-right upheavals of the 20th century. Along the way, they encounter a diverse cast of historical greats, sometimes in unexpected situations. Yet the elder Shelborne remains elusive.
     
    And then Shel violates his agreement with Dave not to visit the future. There he makes a devastating discovery that sends him fleeing back through the ages, and changes his life forever.

  • Monster Duel Official Handbook

    The only all-inclusive Official Handbook book based on the mega-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Kids WB! TV show!


    Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Duel Official Handbook contains pictures and stats, facts, trivia and battles of all the colorful characters and ferocious monsters in the Yu-Gi-verse! There are bonus quizzes, and best of all, the king of all Posters! A must-have package for fans of all ages.

  • Voyage of Slaves

    From the the New York Times bestseller author of Redwall and Angels of Command comes another swashbuckling tale about the cast of the Flying Dutchman pirate ship.

    Adrift in the Mediterranean, Ben and his loyal dog Ned-cursed by an avenging angel to roam the earth forever-fall into the clutches of a slaver, and have no one to rely on but each other in their quest for freedom.

  • Why Does Everything Have to Be Perfect?: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Bad thoughts that won't go away...repetitive actions...feelings of guilt and shame...

    Are you overwhelmed by a need to "get it right"? Do continual "what-ifs" prevent you from making decisions? Do you check again and again to see if the door is locked? Are your thoughts and habits causing you anxiety, guilt, or shame?

    If so, you're not alone. You may be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a very specific and largely biochemical problem that affects over 5 million Americans. Now this compassionate, informative guide helps you break the tyranny of obsession and compulsions, providing the latest facts on why OCD occurs, its symptoms, and the breakthrough treatments that can dramatically improve the lives of OCD sufferers. Find out about:

    How to determine if you have OCD--and whether your problem is severe enough to warrant professional help
    How diet, stress, and other lifestyle conditions can trigger the symptoms of OCD
    The two most highly effective forms of treatment--and how to decide what's best for you
    The latest news in alternative therapies, including yoga, biofeedback, and herbal therapy, plus cutting-edge research that promises freedom from the chains of OCD forever

  • Devil's Guard: The Fascinating, True Story of the French Foreign Legion's Nazi Battalion

    The personal account of a guerrilla fighter in the French Foreign Legion, reveals the Nazi Battalion's inhumanities to Indochinese villagers.

  • Sometimes I'm Bombaloo

    Vail & Heo deliver a wise, warm take on tantrums.
    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!


    Category: Feelings

    Sometimes, Katie loses her temper.Sometimes she uses her feet and her fists instead of words. When Katie is this mad, she's just not herself. Sometimes, she's BOMBALOO.

    Being BOMBALOO is scary. But a little time-out and a lot of love calm BOMBALOO down and help Katie feel like Katie again!

  • Littlest Pet Shop: Littlest Book of Love & Friendship

    How big is your Littlest Pet Shop?

    Let the adorable Littlest Pet Shop pets guide you through Valentine's Day in this fun, gift-sized POB book. Here what the pets have to say about love and friendship as they offer quotes, tips, quizzes, and other love-themed fun and games!

  • Voyager: A Novel

    NOW THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES OUTLANDER

    In this rich, vibrant tale, Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued inDragonfly in Amber. Sweeping us from the battlefields of eighteenth-century Scotland to the exotic West Indies, Diana Gabaldon weaves magic once again in an exhilarating and utterly unforgettable novel.

    VOYAGER

    Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her . . . and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

    Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and the pain awaiting her . . . the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland . . . and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—or forever doom—her timeless love.

    Praise for Voyager

    Voyager is, frankly, an amazing read. An unusual mix of romance, suspense and history. . . . If you can put this huge tome down before dawn, you’re made of sterner stuff than I am.”Arizona Tribune

    “Rousing . . . audacious . . . exciting . . . Gabaldon masterfully weaves . . . flashbacks . . . crossing time periods with abandon but never losing track of the story.”Locus

    “Unconventional . . . memorable storytelling.”The Seattle Times

  • Scholastic Science Supergiants: Can You Fly High, Wright Brothers?

    A fun, informative introduction to the Wright Brothers and the beginning of flight.

    This combination of science, biography, and history tells the story of the Wright Brothers from their boyhoods in turn-of-the-century Ohio, to their first successful flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., to their worldwide fame and renown. The innovative question-and-answer narrative is augmented by a mix of photographs and illustrations.

  • The Beast's Heart: A Novel of Beauty and the Beast

    A luxuriously magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in seventeenth-century France--and told from the point of view of the Beast himself.

    I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both.

    I am the Beast.

    He is a broken, wild thing, his heart’s nature exposed by his beastly form. Long ago cursed with a wretched existence, the Beast prowls the dusty hallways of his ruined château with only magical, unseen servants to keep him company—until a weary traveler disturbs his isolation.

    Bewitched by the man’s dreams of his beautiful daughter, the Beast devises a plan to lure her to the château. There, Isabeau courageously exchanges her father’s life for her own and agrees to remain with the Beast for a year. But even as their time together weaves its own spell, the Beast finds winning Isabeau’s love is only the first impossible step in breaking free from the curse . . .

  • The Sweet Far Thing

    The gripping conclusion to the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, an exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine.

    It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds.

    The Order—the mysterious group her mother was once part of—is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.

    "A rare treat . . . beautifully crafted" --People

    "A huge work of massive ambition.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
    A #1 Book Sense Bestseller
    A New York Times Bestseller
    A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
    A USA Today Bestseller
    A 2008 New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
    CCBC Choice (Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
     

  • The Magic School Bus Science Reader: The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind (Level 2)

    The Magic School Bus facts and fun for the early reader level!

    Ms. Frizzle's class is learning about the wind and it's a perfect day for flying kites. But the wind is so strong that it whisks Wanda's kite away! The class hops on the Magic School Bus but how will the catch up with it?

    Take a ride with Ms. Frizzle's class and learn all about wind!

  • Henry's Freedom Box

    A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

    Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.

  • Count Zero

    A stylish, street smart, frighteningly probable parable of the future from the visionary, New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency.

    A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he’s recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D—and the biochip he’s perfected—out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties—some of whom aren’t remotely human...

  • Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History

    Read the true story of the manhunt that inspired The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the latest chapter of the acclaimed FX series.
     
    On July 15, 1997, Gianni Versace was shot and killed on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. But months before Versace’s murder, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was already investigating a major story on Cunanan for Vanity Fair. Culled from interviews with more than four hundred people and insights gleaned from thousands of pages of police reports, Vulgar Favors tells the complete story of Andrew Cunanan, his unwitting victims, and the moneyed world in which they lived . . . and died. Orth reveals how Cunanan met Versace, and why police and the FBI repeatedly failed to catch him. Here is a gripping odyssey that races across America—from California’s wealthy gay underworld to modest Midwestern homes of families mourning the loss of their sons to South Beach and its unapologetic decadence. Vulgar Favors is at once a masterwork of investigative journalism and a riveting account of a sociopath, his crimes, and the mysteries he left along the way.
     
    “The breadth and thoroughness of [Maureen] Orth’s research are often staggering.”—The New York Times
     
    “Fascinating . . . ripe with chilling detail.”—Entertainment Weekly

  • Bilingual Tales: Los tres cerditos / The Three Little Pigs

    Una nueva version bilingue de los cerditos que construyen una casa de paja, una de madera y una de ladrillo, y el lobo feroz que se los quiere comer.

  • Twenties Girl: A Novel

    Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

    When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie–a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance–mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she’s just been dumped by the “perfect” man.

    Sadie, however, could care less.

    Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.


    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Reading & Math Jumbo Workbook: Grade K

    300 skill-building pages that give young learners practice with the alphabet, sight words, handwriting, phonics, numbers, shapes and everything they'll need to succeed as students. For use with Grade K.

  • The Au Pair

    If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous' The Au Pair would be it.

    Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family's estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.

    Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is smiling serenely and holding just one baby.

    Who is the child, and what really happened that day?

  • Encyclopedia Horrifica: Terrifying Truth About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More

    Bursting with eerie photos and Special Investigations, a nonfiction compendium of all things ghoulish and ghastly--from Aliens to Zombies!

    Vampires, ghosts, monsters, and more--ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA invites you to join our quest for the terrifying truth about all things ghoulish and ghastly. But beware! Surprises lurk at the turn of every page. . . .

    Discover a time line of ALIEN LIFE on earth--beginning 4 billion years ago! Meet a man recruited by the U.S. government to become a PSYCHIC SUPERSPY. Spend a dark and stormy night with professional GHOSTBUSTERS. Visit a mysterious library in search of DRACULA's shocking origins. Witness new photos of the actual sea monster that inspired the mythical KRAKEN. And much more!

  • Venus in Blue Jeans

    A landmark book offers a new dialogue for the next generation of mothers and daughters.

    "Who knows what is going to happen when the hormones kick in at age sixteen and she falls madly in love?" says one mother about her daughter. Statistically, the answer is alarming: 65 percent of eighteen-year-old girls have had sex. Four of every ten sexually active girls get pregnant, most of them unintentionally.

    Now more than ever, talking about sex is an essential rite of passage for both mothers and daughters. And in this groundbreaking book, Nathalie Bartle shows mothers how to help guide their daughters safely through the fears, intimacies, and sexual choices of adolescence. Combining stories of raising her own daughter with the voices of other families, Bartle tells us what today's young women urgently want to know--and what mothers need to tell them. Practical strategies and real-life examples help both parent and teen get the conversation right--encouraging trust, correcting misinformation, and emphasizing the importance of relationships and values. She covers:

    When is the right time to begin talking to girls about sex?
    How can you get your daughter to listen?
    How can you get past the mutual embarrassment?
    What six strategies have other mothers found effective?
    How can you play a role in your daughter's sexual education--without encouraging her to be sexually active?

  • A Separate War and Other Stories

    6 years of stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author.

    Here are fifteen stories-never before collected-that tread upon familiar Haldeman territory, as well as explore the outer reaches of his phenomenal imagination.

  • Spellcrash

    Prepare for a total systems failure in this WebMage novel from Kelly McCullough.

    Ravirn—umpteenth great-grandson of one of the three Fates—is a talented sorcerer and a computer hacker extraordinaire in a world where magic has merged with 21st century technology. But even though he’s the best hacker around, there are some things that even he can’t fix.
     
    Necessity—the sentient computer that runs the multiverse—is still broken, and the only thing that can repair her is a massive reboot. But while Necessity is offline, anyone with enough power can attempt to seize control of the entire multiverse. As the time for the reboot draws near, four clear contenders emerge: Zeus, Hades, Fate, and Eris—all Gods from the Greek mythos who are more than a match for any man, even a demi-god like Ravirn. Now, in order to protect Necessity, Ravirn has to utilize all of his skills as a mage and fight to prevent complete chaos—even if it costs him his life...

  • The Dare Game: A Tracy Beaker Story

    I'M TRACY BEAKER, THE GREAT INVENTOR OF EXTREMELY OUTRAGEOUS DARES - AND I DARE YOU TO READ A MORE BRILLIANT STORY THAN THIS!

    I've bought a big fat purple notebook for writing down all my mega-manic ultra-scary stories in. But especially for my own story. Of how my foster-mum, Cam, has turned out to be a real meanie. No designer clothes, when I really need them. A pokey flat, and a horrible new school. No wonder I bunk off... Still, it will have to do until my real mum comes and gets me. And until then, no-one is going to be better at the Dare Game than Tracy Beaker!

  • Groovy Greeks

    Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

  • Echo

    2016 Newbery Honor Book
    New York Times Bestseller

    An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!


    Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.

    Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo.

    Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

  • I Spy a Penguin (Scholastic Reader, Level 1)

    The seventh book in the bestselling I Spy Scholastic Reader series has easy words, rebus clues, and fun search-and-find photos!

    All-new, easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with fun photographs culled from previously published I Spy books to create the seventh I Spy reader. With rhythm, rhyme, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader.

  • Littlest Pet Shop: the Ultimate Handbook

    How big is your Littlest Pet Shop?

    This ultimate handbook is an essential for every Littlest Pet Shop collector. Includes all of the pets from the Littlest Pet Shop toy launch, along with details about each pet's likes, dislikes, favorite foods, and favorite toys!

  • Code-Name Bright Light: The Untold Story of U.S. POW Rescue Efforts During the Vietnam War

    The history of the U.S. POW/MIA intelligence and wartime rescue operations has long remained concealed under the shroud of national security, unknown both to the public and to the families of the missing. George J. Veith has assembled an extensive range of previously unseen material, including recently declassified NSA intercepts, State Department cables, and wartime interrogation reports which reveal how the U.S. military conducted a centralized effort to identify, locate, and rescue its POW/MIAs.

    Code-Name Bright Light also traces the development of the various national POW intelligence operations and provides an in-depth look at the activities of the Joint Personnel Recovery Center, a secretive and highly classified unit in South Vietnam responsible for rescuing captives. Further, it uncovers one of the most tightly held POW/MIA secrets, the primary reason why the government did not think any Americans were left behind: a clandestine communication program between the POWs and the U.S. military. This still-sensitive program provided the identities and locations of American prisoners, defeating North Vietnamese efforts to keep their names and locations secret.

    The raids and efforts that make up the narrative of Code-Name Bright Light succeeded in freeing hundreds of South Vietnamese soldiers but resulted in the rescue of few Americans. The vast network of efforts, however, is a testament to the U.S. military's unknown commitment to freeing its captive soldiers. Veith concludes that the United States secretly went as far as any army could go in freeing captives in this type of wartime situation.

  • Something from the Nightside

    Taylor is the name, John Taylor. My card says I’m a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding lost things. It’s part of the gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside.
               
    I left there a long time ago, with my skin and sanity barely intact. Now I make my living in the sunlit streets of London. But business has been slow lately, so when Joanna Barrett showed up at my door, reeking of wealth, asking me to find her runaway teenage daughter, I didn’t say no.
               
    Then I found out exactly where the girl had gone.

    The Nightside. That square mile of Hell in the middle of the city, where it’s always three A.M. Where you can walk beside myths and drink with monsters. Where nothing is what it seems and everything is possible.
              
    I swore I’d never return. But there’s a kid in danger and a woman depending on me. So I have no choice—I’m going home.

  • When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry...

    Category: Feelings"Oh is Sophie ever angry now!"Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?"...Bang's double-page illustrations, vibrating with saturated colors, that reveal the drama of the child's emotions."-SLJ, starred review"...an elegant and thought-provoking book for...children learning how to deal with emotions." -NY Times Book Review

    Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

  • The Many Rides Of Paul Revere

    Sibert Medalist James Cross Giblin takes readers on a wild and fascinating ride through the American Revolution.

    Paul Revere is commonly remembered in the Longfellow legend of his Midnight Ride before the 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord. In this bright, informative biography, Giblin follows Revere's life from his humble beginnings as a French immigrant's son to his work as a silversmith and a horse messenger amid the mounting pressures of revolution. In precise, accessible prose, Giblin chronicles Revere's daring acts -- both the famous and the overlooked. Along the way, he portrays a brave, compassionate, multitalented American patriot.

  • Petunia

    When Roger Duvoisin first introduced children to his proud and silly goose, Petunia, in 1950, it was love at first sight. Those children have grown up, but Petunia is every bit as fresh and funny and muddled as the day she was born.

    In this, the first of the series of classic books featuring the silly goose, Petunia finds a book—and, deciding that if she owns a book she must be wise, dispenses hilariously mistaken advice to the other animals in
    the farmyard.

    With its gentle lesson and the kind of humor that kids love best, this new edition of a beloved classic will delight and inspire a whole new generation of readers.

  • Zen Ghosts

    It's Halloween. The trees are ablaze in fiery reds. Excited children don colorful costumes. And there's mystery and fun around every corner!



    When Addy, Michael, and Karl finish trick-or-treating, their bags are brimming with treats. But the fun isn't over yet. Their good friend Stillwater the panda has one more special surprise in store for them. A mysterious visitor is about to tell them a spine-tingling story --- one that will fill each and every reader with wonder.

  • ANTENNA HANDBOOK. Volume 4, Related Topics, Edition anglaise

    Technology has advanced to such a degree over the last decade that it has been almost impossible to find up-to-date coverage of antennas. Antenna Handbook, edited by two of the world's most distinguished antenna specialists, presents the most advanced antenna theory and designs and demonstrates their applicationin a wide variety of technical fields. They offer a stagering amount of in-depth data and analysis on a wide range of topics, supported by formulas, curves, and results, as well as derivations.

  • Smelly Socks

    Tina's new socks are so wonderful she vows to wear them every day! But they begin to smell really, really bad because Tina will not take them off -- even to be washed. The kids finally drag Tina down to the river and make her wash those stinky socks, driving away all the fish with the nasty odour! Tina's mom gets her a new shirt as a reward for finally getting her socks clean. A shirt Tina loves so much, she vows never, ever to take it off!

  • Complete Star Wars Trilogy Scrapbook Re-issue

    The ultimate guide to the classic Star Wars trilogy, featuring amazing photos and fascinating facts, timed to tie in to the blockbuster DVD release of the classic Star Wars movies.

    The ultimate guide to the classic Star Wars trilogy, featuring amazing photos and fascinating facts, timed to tie in to the blockbuster DVD release of the classic Star Wars movies.

  • Dino Poop: And Other Remarkable Remains of the Past

    Cool science with a gross-out twist!

    From huge piles of million-year-old dinosaur dung to perfectly-preserved woolly mammoths, from gargantuan animal guts to nature-made mummies, DINO POOP AND OTHER REMARKABLE REMAINS OF THE ANCIENT PAST explores some of the strangest stuff on earth and the amazing ways we are able to study it today. This is a lively and fun guide to the places we find ancient remains like peat bogs, tar pits, amber mines, frozen tundra, and yes, even in fossilized vomit!
    In addition to fascinating facts, quizzes, timelines, and maps, you even get your very own piece of coprolite (a.k.a. "dino poop"!).

  • Nate the Great

    Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the lost picture! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!  

    CAN NATE SOLVE THE CASE FOR HIS FRIEND ANNIE?
     
    Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery.

    Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!
    NatetheGreatBooks.com

     
    Praise for the Nate the Great Series
     
    “Kids will like Nate the Great.”School Library Journal, Starred
     
    “A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist
     
    “Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
     
    “Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews
     
    They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post

  • Changing Planes

    The National Book Award-winning author takes flight with this bestselling collection of speculative fiction where a woman visits fifteen otherworldly—yet familiar—societies.

    Sita Dulip has missed her flight. But instead of listening to garbled announcements, she has found a method of bypassing the horrors of the airport. This method—changing planes—enables Sita to visit fifteen societies not found on Earth. She will encounter cultures where the babble of children fades over time into the silence of adults; where whole towns exist solely for holiday shopping; where personalities are ruled by rage; where genetic experiments produce less than desirable results...

    “A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver’s Travels, in which the narrator visits fifteen planes and describes the people, language, and customs with the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist.”—USA Today 

  • Diagnostic Radiology: An Anglo-American Textbook of Imaging

    This updated text includes developments in diagnostic radiology, including techniques and applications in interventional radiology, greater use of colour imaging in duplex scanning, better image-processing systems in magnetic resonance imaging and new modalities in PET, SPECT, and MR angiography.

  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

    This sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

    The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

    With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence—with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

  • Me and the Measure of Things

    The energetic narrator of Me Counting Time and Me on the Map is back, this time introducing young readers to the units of measure. What’s the difference between a cup and an ounce? What gets measured in bushels and when do you use a scale? Easy-to-understand text and playful corresponding illustrations teach children the differences between wet and dry measurements, weight, size, and length. And all information is conveyed in a unique kid’s-eye perspective, using everyday objects and situations. Me and the Measure of Things makes measurement fun–and comprehensible!

  • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

    In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders . . . until he meets Donald Shimoda—former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar. . . .

    In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar . . . that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them . . . and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places—like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

  • The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women

    A legacy of leadership for women only.

    For centuries men have used the lessons of Machiavelli's The Prince to gain and hold power. Today's women, struggling to succeed in a man's world, must learn a crucial lesson of their own: men and women are not equal--and that is a woman's greatest strength. From the wars of intimacy to battles of public life, whether confronting bosses, competitors, or lovers, the greatest power belongs to the woman who dares to use the subtle weapons that are hers alone.

    This provocative work urges women to claim what they want and deserve, offering a bold new battle plan that celebrates a woman's unique gifts: passion and intuition, sensitivity and cunning. It draws from history's legendary female divas and poets, saints and sinners, artists and activists--who, armed with a desire for justice and a spirit of outrageousness, achieved their impossible dreams. Their lasting legacy is codified in The Princessa: act like a woman, fight like a woman, and life will be yours to command.

  • The Accidental Time Machine

    NOW IN PAPERBACK-FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARSBOUND

    Grad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself?or so he thinks.

  • Steel Inferno: 1st SS Panzer Corps in Normandy

    The Allied invasion of France on D-Day in June 1944 was one history's riskiest and most successful gambles. After hard fighting, American, British, and Canadian troops won a toehold in Nazi-held Europe. But Germany's elite Panzer divisions hadn't been present at the beaches. Due to poor intelligence and a divided command, the tanks with black crosses only came to the invasion area after the first landings. But when the German Panther and Tiger tanks finally arrived, they were seeking a battle of annihilation, presenting the Allied attack inland with a ring of fire and steel.

    For nearly two months, the Allies hammered the enemy, even as the Germans attempted to throw them back into the sea. Some of the most intense armored battles ever fought in war were fought in Normandy, bringing glory and infamy to hardened and colorful soldiers such as Kurt "Panzer" Meyer, Jochen Peiper, and Max Wunsche, and enhancing their reputations for ferocious, desperate combat. In the end, their actions would decide the outcome of the war.

    Told in an engaging style and packed full of fascinating details of the 1st SS Panzer Corps, Steel Inferno offers a unique perspective on one of the greatest military engagements in history.

  • Tex

    “In Tex, the raw energy for which Hinton has justifiably reaped praise has not been tamed—it’s been cultivated, and the result is a fine, solidly constructed, and well-paced story.”—School Library Journal, Starred

    An ALA Best Books for Young Adults

    A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

  • Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag

    Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

    Oliver's boring beach bag is gone! This is a perfect case for Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge. But there aren’t many clues in the sand and surf. Which trail should they follow? 

    Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book!

    Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!
    NatetheGreatBooks.com

    “Young readers who have enjoyed past adventures of Nate the Great are sure to like this new one . . . well-written and easy for primary children to follow.” —School Library Journal

  • Perfect World

    From acclaimed PUSH author Brian James, a powerful, beautiful novel about growing up fast in a haunted suburban world.

    Lacie's best friend Jenna wants to grow up fast. She wants to be cool and be known and be with a boy all the way. Even though Lacie isn't so sure, she follows Jenna anyway. She tries to block out her sadness. Her questions. Her fears. At first it isn't that bad. She even meets a boy whose problems are compatible with hers. But then Jenna's friendship turns fierce . . . and the perfect world comes tumbling down.

  • Alphabet Art Activities: Easy and Engaging Art Activities That Help Children Learn to Read and Write the Letters of the Alphabet

    Children build skills in letter recognition and formation, letter-sound relationships, and phonemic awareness with adorable letter-based art activities. The projects and companion reproducibles help kids:
    * learn words that begin with the target letter
    * practice reading and writing upper- and lowercase letters
    * strengthen fine motor skills
    * build vocabulary and oral language skills
    Lessons include how-to’s and tips for art activities that use a variety of easily available materials and art techniques. Addresses Common Core Foundational skills in Reading For use with Grades PreK-1.

  • Brown Paper Bear

    A magical teddy bear leads Jess on an exciting journey to a place where stuffed toys can talk and porcelain dolls can dance.

    Jess is sick in bed, and to make her feel better, Granddad promises her a brand-new teddy bear. But before she drifts off to sleep, Jess notices a small door that magically opens. Jess unties the ribbon around a brown paper bag and finds a careworn old teddy bear inside. He takes Jess on a wonderful adventure through the night sky to a place where toys come to life. Jess marches with toy soldiers, rides a toy train, and dances with a porcelain doll before she returns home to her loving grandfather.

  • Champions Are Raised, Not Born: How My Parents Made Me a Success

    Ever  wonder  what it takes to raise a champion-in sports, in work, or in life?

    Discover the secrets of triumphant parenting--and raising a child who excels.

    Summer Sanders won more medals than any other American swimmer at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  After retiring, she has continued to charm America as a TV commentator and media celebrity.  And wherever she goes, parents ask:  what gave her the drive to consistently give all she had, no matter what the challenge? How did she develop her self-assurance and raw courage?  What did her parents do right?

    Now Summer Sanders provides compelling, surprisingly simple answers for all parents--whether your child is gifted in sports, in school, or the arts--from the unique perspective of a child who became the world's best in her field.  Enriched by advice from a host of other Olympic athletes, Champions Are Raised, Not Born reveals what truly develops a champion.



    How to recognize a child's true talent.

    How to provide family support (even if parents are divorced).

    How to nurture mental toughness and self-confidence.

    How to encourage your child to become a team player.

    How to help your child realize her dream without sacrificing her childhood.

    Winning, losing, and getting both right in life.

  • Layover

    In this high concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth.

    Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work, his life a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, he meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it’s time for their respective flights, Morgan kisses Joshua passionately, lamenting that they’ll never see each other again.

    As soon as Morgan disappears in the crowd, Joshua is shocked to see her face on a nearby TV. The reason: Morgan is a missing person.

    What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey filled with lies, deceit, and secrets as Joshua tries to discover why Morgan has vanished from her own life. Every time he thinks one mystery is solved, another rears its head—and his worst enemy might be his own assumptions about those around him.

  • Owen and Mzee: Best Friends

    Now the New York Times #1 Bestseller is available for the youngest readers.

    This is the true story of two great friends: a baby hippo named Owen and a giant tortoise named Mzee. In December 2004 a frightened young hippo, separated from his family by the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, adopted an 130-year-old tortoise as his "mother." And the tortoise remarkably accepted the baby hippo as his own. Owen and Mzee are now inseparable and their story has captured hearts everywhere. With bold photographs from the original book and new simple, sweet text, Owen and Mzee is perfect for young children and families.

  • The Runaway Jury: A Novel

    He has waited for this moment.
    He has planned his every move.
    He has made it onto the jury in the most explosive trial of the century.
    Now the verdict belongs to him. . . .

    They are at the center of a multimillion dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now that the jury must make a decision in the most explosive trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him...

    He is known only as Juror #2. But he has a name, a past, and he has planned his every move with the help of a beautiful woman on the outside. Now, while a corporate empire hands in the balance, while a grieving family waits, and while lawyers are plunged into a battle for their careers, the truth about Juror #2 is about to explode, in a cross fire of greed and corruption--and with justice fighting for its life...

  • Friends Forever: A Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.
     
    FRIENDS FOREVER
     
    Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Andy, and Sean—each bursting with their own personality, strikingly different looks and talents, in sports, science, and the arts. Each drawn by the magical spark of connection that happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright September day, starting in kindergarten they become an inseparable group known to outsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer, and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gathering around them.
     
    As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers, seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunate missteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turn back to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But as they emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neither safe nor clear. As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risks become greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in a journey of friendship, survival, and love.
     
    In what may be her most intricate and emotionally powerful novel yet, Danielle Steel tells a heart-wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid cast of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life—sometimes, if we’re lucky, with a friend forever by our side.

  • Holes

    Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.

    Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

    It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

    Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud.

    "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times 

    WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD
    NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
    SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS 

  • Littlest Pet Shop: Totally Talented Pets

    How big is your Littlest Pet Shop?

    This Level 2 reader features a Littlest Pet Shop talent show in which each pet displays his or her unique skills! Who will win "best in show"?

  • The Immortal Highlander

    Enter a world of timeless seduction, of ancient intrigue and modern-day passion. Enter the dazzling world of Karen Marie Moning, whose acclaimed Highlander novels have captivated readers, spanning the continents and the centuries, bringing ancient Scotland vividly to life. In a novel brimming with time-travel adventure and sensual heat, the bestselling author of The Dark Highlander delivers a love story that will hold you in thrall—and a hero you will most certainly never forget.

    BEWARE: lethally seductive alpha male of immense strength, do not look at him. Do not touch him. Do not be tempted. Do not be seduced.

    With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. With his very life at stake, Adam’s only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him.

    Enter law student Gabrielle O’Callaghan, who is cursed with the ability to see both worlds: Mortal and Faery. From the moment she lays eyes on this stunning male, Gabby is certain of one thing: He could be her undoing. Thus begins a long, dangerous seduction. Because despite his powerful strength and unquenchable hungers, Adam refuses to take a woman by force. Instead, he will tease his way into Gabby’s bed and make her want him just as he wants her.

    Now, no matter how hard Gabby tries to avoid him, Adam is everywhere, invisible to all but her—perched atop her office cubicle in too-tight jeans, whispering softly from behind the stacks of the law library, stealing her breath away with his knowing smile…all the while tempting her with the promise of unimaginable pleasure in his arms. But soon danger will intrude on this sensual dance. For as Adam’s quest to regain his immortality plunges them into a world of timeless magic and the deadly politics of the Faery queen’s court, the price of surrender could be their very lives. Unless they can thwart the conspiracy that threatens both mortal and Faery realms…and give them a shot at a destiny few mortals ever know: glorious, wondrous, endless love.

  • The Day I Killed James

    IT WASN’T SUPPOSED to end up like this. But it did.

    When Theresa brings James to a party as her date, it’s just for the night . . . and he knows that. But when everything goes horribly wrong, James drives his motorcycle off a cliff—and Theresa knows she’s responsible for his death.
    Theresa tries to run away from the pain, becoming a new young woman with a whole new life. She meets people, of course, but she never really makes connections—she’s too scared she’ll hurt them, too. But what Theresa discovers is that you can try to run away from the pain—but you can never really run away from yourself. The only way out is through.

    This compelling tale of love and loss is about broken hearts—and how to begin to repair your own.


    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Half A World Away

    The U.S. debut of an incredible new illustrator introduces two everyday friends whose closeness endures no matter how far apart they are.

    "If I call Amy really loudly, she'll hear me, won't she?" Louie asked his mom.
    His mom shook her head. "Amy is half a world away."

    Amy and Louie are the best of friends. They build towers as high as the sky, they look for magical creatures in clouds, and they always greet one another with their special call: "Coo-ee!"
    But when Amy's family moves far across the ocean, the color drains out of their lives---until Louie finds a way to restore their special bond.
    A perfect book for any friends separated by a move, this is the unforgettable story of a friendship lost and found.

  • The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

    This Caldecott Honor book from beloved illustrator Peter Spier is a spirited take on a classic American folk song.

    "[Spier's] finely detailed, action-packed New England autumn vistas are almost startlingly beautiful."—The New York Times 
     
    Over fifty years after he won a Caldecott Honor for The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, legendary illustrator Peter Spier went back to this time-honored favorite in 2014 to paint the half of the book that was originally printed in black and white. In this glowing, restored vision of Spier’s beloved classic, follow the wily fox as he roams a sleepy New England town in search of a meal, with tones and textures so vivid you can almost hear the crackle of crisp fall leaves and the ripples of the river in the moonlight.

  • Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi #6: Return of the Dark Side

    Ferus Olin's allegiance is to the Jedi. But when he's summoned to see the Emperor, the Sith Lord makes him an offer he can't refuse. If he can manage to prevent a planet from lunging into chaos, the Empire will spare ferus's capture friends. And if he doesn't- they'll die. Another heart-stopping Jedi adventure from bestselling author Jude Watson.

  • The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

    True fear is a gift.
    Unwarranted fear is a curse.
    Learn how to tell the difference.

    A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.

    In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

  • Grandmothers Are Like Snowflakes...No Two Are Alike: Words of Wisdom, Gentle Advice, & Hilarious Observations

    When a child is born, a miracle happens—someone becomes a grandmother!

    For first-time grandmas, beloved veterans, or grandmas-in-waiting, this warm, wonderful book captures all the joy and humor of one of a woman's most  life-altering experiences. Heartwarming observations from such famous names as Margaret Mead, Jane Russell, and Margaret Thatcher; poems to copy and stick on the refrigerator; words of advice to "accidentally" leave on a daughter-in-law's kitchen table, suggestions to smooth the rough times or increase the joy, it's all here to read and treasure.

    Don't miss . . . 

    • Special things only a grandmother can do

    • Family history a grandmother can pass on

    • A precious gift every child needs from a grandmother

    • Secret satisfactions a grandmother feels

    • How a grandmother can act even wiser than she is

    And more!

  • Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi #9: Master of Deception

    The penultimate installment to Jude Watson's Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi series.

  • Mama Rex & T: Reading Champion

    In The Reading Champion--the first Mama Rex & T in the Scholastic Reader format--T learns how to read.

    T is frustrated. He can't read one single word and his best friend Walter can read whole books all by himself!
    When his teacher helps him unlock the secret of reading, T is thrilled. Starting with sounding out one word (F-A-T), soon T is reading whole sentences. At the end of this charming story that will strike close to home for so many readers, T reads to Mama Rex at bedtime.

  • 101 Low Cholesterol Recipes: A Cookbook

    The cholesterol is out, but satisfying, richly delicious flavors are here to stay!

    Some things in life you can’t afford to cheat on. Cutting out the high cholesterol in your diet is one of them. America’s #1 leader on food and nutrition, Corinne T. Netzer, is determined to help you stay below the daily recommended intake of this artery-clogging enemy of good health. You’ll savor every bite while you give yourself and your family all the health benefits of reduced cholesterol dishes, such as protection against hardening of the arteries, overall cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure, and reduced susceptibility to strokes and heart attacks.

  • Can You See What I See? The Night Before Christmas: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve

    Scenes from Clement Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas inspire twelve elegant and fascinating compositions where readers search for dozens of intriguing hidden objects.

    The first photograph, "The Night Before Christmas," features a gingerbread house, Christmas cookies, candles, bulbs, and more. "Visions of Sugarplums" is an abstract composition of Christmas confections; and "Such a Clatter!" is a dynamic explosion of objects. In "It Must Be Saint Nick," Santa is shown in shadow; and in "A Bundle of Toys," the presents in Santa's sack are revealed as a magnificent jumble. The final photograph, "Happy Christmas to All" is a beautiful, pastoral landscape, lustrous under new-fallen snow.

    The original poem is printed on the endpapers.

    Can You See What

  • All Together Dead

    Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is stuck in the middle of a vampire gathering on the verge of disaster in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

    Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with shapeshifter Quinn—a possible new man in her life—and the upcoming central U.S. Vampire Summit on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sookie's job at the summit is to support Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne, whose power base was weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. But Sookie is about to discover just how dangerous that job can be, as she is drawn further and further into the vampire world...

  • Dune

    Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.


    Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....

    When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. 

    A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

  • The Firework Maker's Daughter

    What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker!

    But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend!

    Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time?

    This edition is beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey.

  • The Magic School Science Reader: The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Snow

    Based upon the bestselling book series and the award-winning TV show, Magic School Bus Scholastic Readers make learning an adventure!

    Ms. Frizzle's class is on its way to learn how snow is made. They take a wild ride into the clouds and get to float down on snowflakes. But how will they get back to the Magic School Bus?

    Climb on the Magic School Bus and learn about snow, ice crystals, and much, much more.

  • The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition

    50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS

    Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

    A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing culture he encounters...

    Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

  • Animal Feed Formulation: Economic and Computer Applications

    Students in animal science, industry personnel involved in the feeding of animals, and professionals working for feed-mixing companies will all benefit from this current, comprehensive package - a text on the economic and nutritional aspects of feed formulations that optimize nutritional content while minimizing costs.
    Animal Feed Formulation applies a well-tested, easy-to-use computer program called UFFDA that illustrates the principles of least-cost food formulation. Developed in a cooperative effort by the Departments of Poultry Science and Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia, UFFDA is menu-driven software that has the editing capabilities of a spreadsheet program for altering the ingredient and nutrient matrix.
    The book begins by solving a simple ration-balancing problem, providing step-by-step instructions with the computer program that any user - even one without computer training - can readily follow. It then discusses specific feed formulation techniques in terms of their practical applications and economic implications. Included are such techniques as sensitivity analysis, parametric cost and nutrient ranging, optimum-density formulation, multi-blending, and risk analysis, among others. Applying these and other techniques using the special features of UFFDA, users can select the proper ingredients, adjust proportions among nutrients, determine which feeds might require scarce ingredients, consider the risks involved in dealing with ingredients with below-average compositions, and ultimately determine the costs and nutritional content of various feed formulations. The program can be applied to determining feed formulations for any animal, including sheep, beef and dairy cattle, swine, turkeys, broilers, catfish, and horses.
    Practitioners who are growing animals will be able to maximize the nutritional content of their feed while keeping costs down. Professionals working in feed-mixing companies will be able to maximize profits by offering products composed of low-cost ingredients that are also of good nutritional value. Students will gain a firm background in nutritional and economic concepts, insight into how to apply them to practical problems, and an understanding of the way good nutrition and good value can be achieved by applying the latest computer technology.

  • Bud, Not Buddy

    The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
     
    It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him:

    1. He has his own suitcase full of special things.
    2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.
    3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!
     
    Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.
     
    AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS
    AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
    AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER
    NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS
     
    “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor
     
    “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
     
    “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred

  • The Suitcase Kid

    When my parents split up they didn't know what to do with me . . .

    My family always lived at Mulberry Cottage. Mum, Dad, me - and Radish, my Sylvanian rabbit. But now Mum lives with Bill the Baboon and his three kids. Dad lives with Carrie and her twins. And where do I live? I live out of a suitcase. One week with Mum's new family, one week with Dad's.

    It's as easy as A B C. That's what everyone says. But all I want is to go home - back to Mulberry Cottage...

  • Stark's Crusade

    HE SWORE TO PROTECT AND SERVE. NOW HE HAS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM.

    When the American Lunar colony was threatened, he served his country in battle. But when high ranking officers betrayed him and his soldiers, he had only one choice—rebellion. Now Sergeant Ethan Stark is in charge of a rebel organization he never intended to create, and the United States has just joined forces with its former enemy to insure his destruction.

     

    Stark has no intention of compromising his honor, even in the face of impossible odds. He and his soldiers have no desire to fight American forces, but they are willing to pay any price to defend the rights of the colonists they were sent to protect. Now Stark and his soldiers must fend off deadly aggression from their own country without igniting a full scale civil war.

  • Children of Dune

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    Book Three in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time

    The Children of Dune are twin siblings Leto and Ghanima Atreides, whose father, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, disappeared in the desert wastelands of Arrakis nine years ago. Like their father, the twins possess supernormal abilities—making them valuable to their manipulative aunt Alia, who rules the Empire in the name of House Atreides.

    Facing treason and rebellion on two fronts, Alia’s rule is not absolute. The displaced House Corrino is plotting to regain the throne while the fanatical Fremen are being provoked into open revolt by the enigmatic figure known only as The Preacher. Alia believes that by obtaining the secrets of the twins’ prophetic visions, she can maintain control over her dynasty.

    But Leto and Ghanima have their own plans for their visions—and their destinies....

  • The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

    ***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."*****

    The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.


    Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

    Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

    But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...

    A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
    Published in 40 Countries

    "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post

    "Very grand indeed."—The New York Times

    "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." —Newsweek

  • Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy

    Seven days in hell

    In June 1944, the Allies launched a massive amphibious invasion against Nazi-held France. But under the cover of darkness, a new breed of fighting man leapt from airplanes through a bullet-stitched, tracer-lit sky to go behind German lines. These were the Screaming Eagles of the newly formed 101st Airborne Division. Their job was to strike terror into the Nazi defenders, delay reinforcements, and kill any enemy soldiers they met. In the next seven days, the men of the 101st fought some of the most ferocious close-quarter combat in all of World War II.

    Now Donald R. Burgett looks back at the nonstop, nightmarish fighting across body-strewn fields, over enemy-held hedgerows, through blown-out towns and devastated forests. This harrowing you-are-there chronicle captures a baptism by fire of a young Private Burgett, his comrades, and a new air-mobile fighting force that would become a legend of war.

  • Scholastic Science Supergiants: What Makes the Light Bright, Thomas Edison?

    A fun, informative introduction to the life and times of supreme inventor Thomas Alva Edison.

    This combination of biography, history, and science recounts the life of Thomas Alva Edison, from his mid-19th century boyhood, to the establishment of his "invention factory" in Menlo Park, N.J., to his invention of the first electric lightbulb. The innovative question-and-answer format, mix of photographs and illustrations, and interactive experiments will both captivate and inform young readers.

  • The Grapes of Math

    Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

    Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now!


    Category: Math Skills
    "How many grapes are on the vine?
    Counting each takes too much time.
    Never Fear, I have a hunch
    There is a match for every bunch!"

    Greg Tang, a lifelong lover of math, shares the techniques that have helped him solve problems in the most creative ways! Harry Briggs's vibrant & inviting illustrations create a perfect environment for these innovative games. So open your mind-and have fun!

    "This...clever math book uses rhyming couplets... riddles...visual clues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting...A winning addition!" --Kirkus

  • It's Happy Bunny #1: Love Bites

    It's all about the bunny. Deal with it.
    Happy Bunny presents the ideal gift book for those sick of the sickeningly sweet.


    Love. It's just like hate, but somebody gets candy.

    So, you've made the mistake of falling in love. Let Happy Bunny be your guide as you wade through the whole stupid love thing--from crush to crash, from hook-up to break-up, from going out to going insane. Happy Bunny knows how you feel. It just doesn't care.

    Inside this funny full-color gift book, you'll find tips on dating, crushes, & secret admirers from a bunny with attitude.

    BONUS FUN: Quizzes; Games; LOVE MAZE; Fill-in-the-blank break-up letter

    True love lasts forever, or until something better comes along.


  • Every Minute On Earth

    Discover all of the amazing things that can happen around the world in just one minute!

    In the minute it could take you to read this page, the Earth will be hit by 6,000 lightning strikes; 2,137 pounds of popcorn will be eaten; 10,000 pieces of skin will be lost from your body; 21,000 pizzas will be baked; 954 camera phones will be sold worldwide; the International Space Station will travel 289 miles in its orbit around the Earth; and 750,000 gallons of water will tumble over Niagara Falls.

    The Earth and its inhabitants are active every minute of the day. Isn't it amazing what can happen in such a short amount of time?

  • Do Not Open This Book

    In the spirit of the bestselling classics DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! and THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK comes a riotously funny, interactive picture book from a hot new team.

    "Excuse me, but who do you think you are, opening this book when the cover clearly says, DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK? The reason you weren't supposed to open this book is because it is not yet written!...You think it's easy to put words together? Hah! Now go away--I need time to think."
    So begins Pig's valiant attempt to pen his masterpiece. But he is constantly interrupted by the reader who is seduced at every turn into foiling his efforts ("please go away" "please do not turn the page")--until at last we reach the final page & discover that together, Pig & the reader have indeed created a book.

  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

    This series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Over one million copies sold, now with a bright new look!

    The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan—a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. It’s high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.

  • Trabalenguas: Cuando cuentas cuentos

    A treasury of beloved, well-known Spanish tongue twisters beautifully illustrated in an affordable 8 x 8 format.

    "Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en tre triste trastos sentados tras un trigal".

    Estos divertidos trabalenguas son conocidos por los chicos de toda América Latina. Con ilustraciones originales y trabalenguas para todas las edades, este libro es el complemento perfecto de "En el cielo las estrellas" y "Aserrín Aserrán".

  • The Complete Book of Food Counts, 9th Edition: The Book That Counts It All

    The phenomenal bestseller! Newly revised and updated! Thousands of new listings!

    THE INDISPENSABLE ONE-VOLUME REFERENCE FROM CORINNE T. NETZER, AMERICA’S #1 AUTHORITY ON THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT OF FOOD
     
    Are you counting your calories, carbs, or fat grams? Watching your cholesterol? Boosting protein or fiber? Whatever your nutritional needs, this completely revised and updated ninth edition of The Complete Book of Food Counts is the most authoritative, up-to-date reference you can buy. Featuring thousands more listings (and more choices) than ever before, this vital reference provides all the essential counts you need to know for generic and brand-name foods—as well as the latest gourmet and health foods and a variety of ethnic cuisines. Whether it’s fresh or frozen, fast-food or slow-cooked, The Complete Book of Food Counts is an A to Z guide to the choices in your supermarket aisles, at your local farmer’s market, or served in your favorite restaurants!
     
    • Calorie counts
    • Carbohydrate grams
    • Cholesterol milligrams
    • Sodium milligrams
    • Protein grams
    • Fat grams
    • Fiber grams
    PLUS
    • A conversion table for weight and capacity measures
    • Alphabetized listing for easy reference
    • And much, much more
     
    THE COMPLETE BOOK OF FOOD COUNTS

  • Definitely Dead

    In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, supernaturally gifted waitress Sookie Stackhouse is pitted against the legacy of her own undead bloodline in that most haunted of cities, New Orleans...

    Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one—even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. Hadley’s left everything she had to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don’t want her looking too deeply into Hadley’s past or Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her...

  • Skipping Christmas: A Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences—and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.

    A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.

  • The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

    Discusses how vitamins can help to optimize health, fight disease, slow aging, and assist in weight loss, considering more than one thousand diseases, disorders, and conditions that can be helped.

  • My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington, D.C.

    Living legends Ted Kennedy and David Small team up to provide a smart, funny, and affectionate look at life in our nation's capital from the perspective of the senator and his very perceptive dog.

    There's an old saying: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." A few years ago, Senator Ted Kennedy decided to do just that.
    Now his beloved Portuguese Water Dog Champion Amigo's Seventh Wave (nicknamed Splash) is the most famous canine on Capitol Hill. Here we follow Senator Kennedy and Splash through a busy day in D.C., from press conferences to meetings with school groups to committee discussions to a floor vote. The result is an exciting, behind-the-scenes look at the life of one of the most energetic figures in American politics -- and, of course, his equally famous owner.

  • In the King's Service

    In this first book of an all-new Deryni trilogy,  New York Times bestselling author Katherine Kurtz takes readers back in time--before King Kelson's bride...before King Kelson's birth... when the magical Deryni blood was sought by the most powerful men and women in the kingdom of Gwynedd. Back when a man named Donal ruled over all.

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

    Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic.

    Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

  • Murderous Maths: Codes

    Will show readers how to encode/decode their own messages in as many ways as possible. Examples of differently coded messages will also fit in well with the diverse range of the usual MM characters. The contents would include: Disguised codes (e.g. see the last para of synopsis); Scrambled codes (where the order of letters is mixed up); Substitution codes (where letters are replaced by other letters or symbols or just 14 21 13 2 5 18 19 ); Some history of how codes have been used in the past, from ancient Roman times to cracking the WW2 German Enigma machine; and, other message systems such as morse code, flags and also activity ideas such as making cut-out stencils that work with code grids. Although the other MM books deliberately avoid exercises or setting questions, this title lends itself to setting messages that need decoding by the reader, possibly leading up to a mega message to decode at the end. Can you see this very last paragraph is coded? (Read all the fourth words). The book demonstrates other codes you've probably never really been aware of. Stop waiting therefore and go for it.

  • The Language of Animals: 7 Steps to Communicating with Animals

    A Step-by-Step Program for Communicating With Your Animals

    The human/animal spiritual connection is a powerful one. In this astounding guide, renowned animal communicator Carol Gurney draws upon fifteen years of successful communication with animals to offer animal lovers what they’ve always longed for: a simple, effective method for “listening to” and communicating with their animals.

    Based on her successful 7-step HeartTalk ProgramSM, which has already helped thousands of people understand their basic telepathic connection with animals, Gurney outlines the principles of “heart-to-heart” communication, showing you how to open your heart to a more meaningful connection with the animals you love. Learn how to:

    * Understand your animal’s needs, feelings, and innermost thoughts so you can discover who he or she really is

    * Develop long-distance communication skills to locate lost or stolen animals

    * Understand animals’ physical feelings so you can help comfort them when they are sick or injured

    * Emotionally prepare yourself for the death of your beloved animal

    * Discover how animals can be your best teachers in helping you to love yourself

    * Actually communicate telepathically with the loving beings that share your world!

    Animals are not only our loyal companions; they are our guides, our healers, our link to the simple wisdom of the natural world. Filled with amazing real-life stories of human/animal communication, The Language of Animals is a must for every animal enthusiast–and a loving gift to the engaging, expressive animals who have so much to share.

  • The Meatball Shop Cookbook

    “This cookbook, based on Michael and Daniel’s successful Meatball Shop restaurant, is comforting and full of life. Written in an easygoing voice that is fun and inspiring, it reflects America’s love affair with meatballs and now makes them accessible to everyone.”—Scott Conant, chef and owner of Scarpetta restaurants, TV personality
     
    The Meatball Shop has quickly grown into a New York City dining destination. Food lovers from around the city and beyond are heading down to Manhattan’s Lower East Side for a taste of this breakout comfort food phenomenon. In this fun and satisfying cookbook, chef Daniel Holzman and general manager Michael “Meatball Mike” Chernow open up their vault of secrets and share nearly 100 recipes—from such tried-and-true favorites as traditional Bolognese Meatballs and Mediterranean Lamb Balls to more adventurous creations like their spicy Mini-Buffalo Chicken Balls and Jambalaya Balls.

    Accompanying the more than twenty meatball variations are recipes for close to a dozen delectable sauces, offering endless options to mix and match: from Spicy Meat to Parmesan Cream to Mango Raisin Chutney. And what would a meatball meal be without succulent sides and simple salads to round out the menu: Creamy Polenta, Honey Roasted Carrots, and Marinated Grilled Eggplant, just to name a few. You’ll also find helpful tips on everything from choosing the best cuts of meat to creating the perfect breadcrumbs to building the ultimate hero sandwich.

    There may not be a Meatball Shop near you—yet—but there’s a meatball for everyone (and lots more) in this crowd-pleasing cookbook that will have them lining up outside your kitchen.

    “Daniel and Michael have built a business that is truly special, and this book is an accurate reflection of the kind of guys they are. Finally a book about balls written by two guys who have a big enough pair to impress even me.”—Andrew Zimmern, chef, author, and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods

  • Ford County: Stories

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


    Number 1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons embark on a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit Inez’s youngest son, Raymond—on death row. A hard-drinking, low-grossing divorce lawyer fed up with his wife, his life, and the law plans a drastic escape after an unexpected phone call. A quiet, unassuming data collector sets out to bring down a flashy casino owner with his skill at blackjack—as payback for the theft of his wife. A stalker hunts victims in a retirement home, a lawyer confronts a vengeful adversary from the past, and a young man from a prominent family is driven off by scandal and fear—but finds unexpected redemption on the wrong side of the tracks. Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.

  • Live the Life You Love: In Ten Easy Step-By Step Lessons

    No matter how long it's been since you've dreamed it...
    No matter how "unrealistic" it seems...
    Your impossible dream may not be impossible anymore.

    If you've been waiting for a job that rewards you with more than a  paycheck...or for the perfect moment to take that "long-lost" dream off  hold...it's time to stop waiting and start creating a life you can truly  love!

    In this life altering follow-up to the sensational New York Times Bestseller  I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, Barbara Sher shows you how  to break free from a career that doesn't cut it...tailor-make a meaningful,  rewarding life to your personal specifications...and create a foundation for  a success that's strong enough to support your heart's desire.  With wisdom and warm reassurance, this step-by-step guide to personal and professional  fulfillment teaches you the practical strategies you need to make your  "impossible" dreams possible, reachable, and real.

    Discover:

    How to use "outcome thinking" to plot a positive path to your lifelong goal
    What your favorite childhood pastimes tell you about what it takes to be a happy adult
    How to use your natural curiosity, talents, and resources to turn your thinking--and your luck--around
    Why one-size careers do NOT fit all
    Foolproof techniques for leaping over the hurdles between you and your dream
    How to do what you love and love what you do for the rest of your life!1997).

  • Fish and Shellfish Quality Assessment: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs

    This text takes the reader step-by-step through the receiving and inspection processes involved in judging the quality of fresh and frozen fish and shellfish as well as live shellfish. It gives receiving procedures and sampling plans, and tells how to conduct simple, fair tests on products. It also tells clearly and in detail what quality points to look for with a wide range of seafood products, from live shellfish to frozen coated portions. Especially useful is the chapter on substitutions that tells how to determine whether other products are being passed off as more expensive items. More than 100 photographs and drawings illustrate critical distinctions and make it easier to conduct accurate assessments. Simple methods are provided for checking and testing for short weight, inferior size and quality, and fraudulent delivery whether deliberate or accidental. This definitive guide will enable the reader to avoid the expense of indifferent or disputed product quality. This book should be of interest to restaurant and seafood buyers; chefs, managers of restaurants; supermarket seafood buyers; seafood wholesalers.

  • Can You See What I See?: Cool Collections: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve

    A follow-up to Can You See What I See? (22 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list!), Cool Collections has fabulous photos and search-and-find fun!

    Photographer Walter Wick has created his best photographs ever for this highly collectible book that features blocks, beads, buttons, toys, and more!

    Readers are invited to search for fascinating objects in colorful compositions that reach a new level of aesthetic excellence! This beautiful book will be treasured by all!

  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

    From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time.

    Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.

  • Feverborn: A Fever Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic Fever series, Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada are back—and the stakes have never been higher or the chemistry hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, Feverborn is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness, and the redemptive power of love. 

    When the immortal Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged, and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of life itself—can save the planet.

    But those who seek the mythic song must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: the Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

    Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And on those war-torn streets, Mac will come face-to-face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

    Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:
    DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

    Praise for Feverborn

    “Moning’s world-building is extensive and inspired, and she never fails to keep the action fast and the stakes high. . . . The heroes’ shared danger, victory, loss and turmoil translate into emotional intensity and sexual tension.”The New York Times Book Review

    “Karen Marie Moning is back, burning up the pages with scorching tension, gasp-out-loud surprises, unshakable danger and unexpected feels. Feverborn is simply impossible to put down. . . . I’m not sure how Moning is able to do it after eight books, but each novel proves more exciting than its predecessor as she continues to raise the stakes in this ongoing, exhilarating saga. Feverborn is a fight between ancient magic and renewed determination, a duel between old wounds and deep-seated love. Once again, you won’t be able to put this book down.”USA Today

    Feverborn is at once the most gratifying and infuriating (in the best way possible) volume in the series yet. Moning’s proclivity for passion, emotion and shocking twists is showcased in breathtaking clarity. . . . I can damn near guarantee that fans of the series will be panting, both with heat, and a frenzied need to know what happens next.”PopWrapped

    Feverborn is a masterpiece of epic proportions. With this book, Karen Marie Moning shows us exactly why she is such an indispensable writer in the genre.”—Under the Covers

  • Perfect Victim: The True Story of "The Girl in the Box" by the D.A. That Prosecuted Her Captor

    “True crime at its most shocking, most harrowing, and . . . most thought-provoking.”—Booklist

    In 1997 twenty-year-old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven years later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and extraordinary crime.

    This is Colleen's incredible true story, told by the determined young district attorney who prosecuted the man who had forced her to endure years of sexual perversion . . . and held her captive in a coffin-like box under his and his wife's bed. A story of riveting psychological intensity and gripping courtroom drama, Perfect Victim reveals the whole truth about Collen Stan's real-life nightmare . . . and the psychopath who enslaved her body and her mind.

    “Horrifying!”—The Cincinnati Post

    “Hard to put down!”—Chicago Tribune

    “A gripping and disturbing story of the secret life of apparently normal people. At once, horrific and engrossing.”—Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter

  • Four Screenplays: Studies in the American Screenplay

    Yes, you can write a great screenplay. Let Syd Field show you how.

    “I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd's books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura Esquivel


    Technology is transforming the art and craft of screenwriting. How does the writer find new ways to tell a story with pictures, to create a truly outstanding film? Syd Field shows what works, why, and how in four extraordinary films: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dances with Wolves.

    Learn how:

    Callie Khouri, in her first movie script, Thelma & Louise, rewrote the rules for good road movies and played against type to create a new American classic.
    James Cameron, writer/director of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, created a sequel integrating spectacular special effects and a story line that transformed the Terminator, the quintessential killing machine, into a sympathetic character. This is how an action film is written.
    Ted Tally adapted Thomas Harris's chilling 350-page novel, The Silence of the Lambs, into a riveting 120-page script—a lesson in the art and craft of adapting novels into film.
    Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves, achieved every writer's dream as he translated his novel into an uncompromising film. Learn how he used transformation as a spiritual dynamic in this work of mythic sweep.

    Informative and utterly engrossing, Four Screenplays belongs in every writer's library, next to Syn Field's highly acclaimed companion volumes, Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and Selling a Screenplay.

    “If I were writing screenplays . . . I would carry Syd Field around in my back pocket wherever I went.”—Steven Bochco, writer/producer/director, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues

  • Starring Tracy Beaker

    Tracy Beaker is back . . . and she's just desperate for a role in her school play.

    They're performing A Christmas Carol and for one extremely worrying moment, the irrepressible Tracy thinks she might not even get to play one of the unnamed street urchins.

    But then she is cast in the main role. Can she manage to act grumpy, difficult and sulky enough to play Ebenezer Scrooge? Well, she does have a bit of help on that front from Justine Pain-In-The-Bum Littlewood . . .

    As Tracy prepares for her big moment, Cam is the one helping her learn her lines. But all Tracy really wants to know is if her film-star mum will make it back from Hollywood in time to watch her in her starring role.

  • Project Management Checklists: A Complete Guide for Exterior and Interior Construction

    A true management time-saver, this volume covers all project management stages, from pre-design up to the point that construction begins. Following the standard American Institute of Architects (AIA) project format and three-hole punched for portability, it supplies checklist for site analysis, schematic design, design development, and covers all phases of prebidding, bidding, and negociations, as well as contracts and post-construction administration.

  • Mrs. Katz and Tush

    Friends from different backgrounds and generations come together in this heartwarming picture book from beloved children's book author Patricia Polacco.

    Larnel doesn't know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten. Mrs. Katz agrees on one condition: that Larnel helps her take care of the kitten she names Tush. When Larnel starts spending more and more time with Mrs. Katz to help with Tush, Mrs. Katz tells him stories about coming to America from Poland and about the good times she spent with her late husband. As Larnel grows to love Mrs. Katz, he also learns about the common themes in each of their cultures.

  • Antenna Handbook: Antenna theory

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  • My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding

    A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women's lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road.
     
    Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.
     
    Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven. 
     
    Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm.

  • Dead to the World

    Psychic Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with an amnesiac vampire in the fourth seductive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

    When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It’s the vampire Eric Northman—but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

    Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist...

  • The Not-So-Lost Soul Companion: More Hope, Strength, and Strategies for Artists and Artists-at-Heart

    The Lost Soul Companion showed you how to survive…now learn how to thrive! A gift of wit, wisdom, and understanding for writers, musicians, freethinkers, and struggling artists of every stripe!

    Susan M. Brackney, author of The Lost Soul Companion, keeps the encouragement coming and offers smart solutions for artists, musicians, actors, and writers ready to share their creative talents with the rest of the world. Practical and irreverent, The Not-So-Lost Soul Companion is the wise, whimsical--and indispensable--next step in launching the creative life of your dreams.

    *How to keep your cool despite disastrous auditions, withering reviews, and well-meaning relatives

    *Finding your own place on the Wheel of Creative Will

    *How famous flounderers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Agatha Christie,and George Orwell found their true callings

    *Artist-friendly alternatives to New York and L.A.

    *What to do when you find your art hanging in a used-furniture store

    *How to survive as a free spirit in Corporate Captivity

    *Marketing tips, publicity pitfalls, and the magic word to open new doors

    *Getting the big deal: a peek at the wizard behind the curtain

  • Scholastic Reader Level 2: Hi! Fly Guy

    Tedd Arnold's hilarious HI! FLY GUY, originally published in 2005, is now available in paperback with foil on the cover!

    Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship. Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun.

    This book is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book!

  • Outlander: A Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES

    Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.
     
    One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s The Great American Read!
     
    Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.
     
    Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.
     
    Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels
     
    “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander
     
    “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander
     
    “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber
     
    “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”Publishers Weekly, on Voyager
     
    “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn
     
    “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross
     
    “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes
     
    “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

  • The United States of America: State-by-State Guide

    This book exhibits all of the diversity of the American states even as it ties the country into one awesome entity. The authors' inclusion of endangered species, biographical sketches on the famous Americans from each state, inventions, resources, records, and so much more make this a unique and multi-dimensional work. But it is the art and the treatment of the information that makes this book so special. With a light-handed, fresh approach, and tremendous respect for their subject, the author-artists succeed in painting a truly beautiful portrait of America.

  • Good as New

    Ever had that nagging feeling that there's something you're supposed to be doing to keep your floor finish, fireplace, or VCR looking great or running smoothly, but you just can't remember what it is? In Good As New, Jeff Campbell, cleaning guru extraordinaire, masterfully simplifies the instructions you probably tossed long ago and tells you more than they ever probably revealed. Far from a fix-it manual, this is the book that tells you how to keep your precious possessions from breaking in the first place. Packed with information that will help you protect your investments and save money in the long run, Good As New will tackle schedules for maintenance chores (for example, how often should a piece of leather furniture be conditioned? how do you know when it's time to move your bed?); how to reduce maintenance by modifying habitual behavior (Tired of cleaning encrusted hairspray off the bathroom mirror? Train the culprit to stand elsewhere.); preventive products such as floor mats, air purifiers, caulk; and how to select building products for longevity (which material is best for a kitchen counter that has to last 10 or 15 years). All this and much more--including the "rules" of maintenance and an alphabetical listing of everything in your house (like this sampling from "C": CD players, coffee makers, cabinets, camcorders, ceramic tiles, coffee/spice grinder, countertops and more!)--Good As New is a book no cleaning fanatic or savvy consumer will want to be without.

  • The Red Bird

    From the creator of Pippi Longstocking comes a LITTLE MATCH GIRL for our times, a book of surpassing compassion and beauty.

    Astrid Lindgren is beloved worldwide for her stories of Pippi Longstocking, the cheerful little girl with upside-down braids and no parents. With THE RED BIRD, Lindgren turns her attention to two very different orphans, Matthew and Anna, who are sent to live with the stern farmer in Myra. The work is hard; the food is scarce; the days are cold. But then Anna and Matthew follow the red bird to Sunnymead, where they find hope, sunshine, and in the end, freedom. This extraordinary story of hope and redemption, with exquisite illustrations by Marit Tornqvist, is certain to become a modern classic.

  • The Chocolate War

    Stunned by his mother's recent death and appalled by the way his father sleepwalks through life, Jerry Renault, a New England high school student, ponders the poster in his locker-Do I dare disturb the universe?

    Part of his universe is Archie Costello, leader of a secret school societ-the Virgils-and master of intimidation.  Archie himself is intimidated by a cool, ambitious teacher into having the Virgils spearhead the annual fund-raising event-a chocolate sale.  When Jerry refuses to be bullied into selling chocolates, he becomes a hero, but his defiance is a threat to Archie, the Virgils, and the school.  In the inevitable showdown, Archie's skill at intimidation turns Jerry from hero to outcast, to victim, leaving him alone and terribly vulnerable.

  • Goosebumps: Ghost Beach



  • Coyote Destiny

    A ship from Earth arrives at Coyote bearing news: the survivor of the Robert E. Lee explosion is still alive on their homeworld-but the person who destroyed the ship is somewhere on Coyote.

  • Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and Work

    Determine your personality using a scientifically validated method based on the work of C.G. Jung and gain insight into why others behave the way they do, and why you are the person you are. 

    What’s your type?

    Would you rather . . .
    . . . celebrate with the whole crowd or just a few friends?
    . . . focus on the facts or get an overall impression?
    . . . go with what “seems logical” or what “feels fair”?
    . . . keep to a schedule or keep your options open?
     
    How you answer these questions is the very beginning of understanding who you are and how you relate to those around you, by using a new and exciting method called Typewatching. Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen have developed Typewatching from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which was derived from the work of C. G. Jung. Now they have put together the first and only popular guide to the MBTI in Type Talk. Here is a one-of-a-kind guide that describes this scientifically validated approach to “name-calling,” a method that has been used for more than forty years by individuals, families, corporations, and governments who want to communicate better.

    Typewatching as explained in Type Talk is easy to learn and natural to use. With even moderate practice it can help teachers teach and students learn, workers work and bosses boss. It can help lovers love, parents parent, and everyone accept themselves and others more easily. Best of all, Typewatching is fun.
     
    Type Talk examines the four pairs of preferences that are fundamental to every personality type: Extraversion/Introversion, Sensing/iNtuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving. Kroeger and Thuesen provide a self-evaluation that can be used to determine which of each of these preferences best describes you. They delineate every combination of preferences—there are 16 different personality types, so you are sure to find yourself—and they go on to demonstrate how to analyze and evaluate other people as well. Once armed with this knowledge, you will learn how to thrive in a world of so many different types. Here is a celebration of the similarities and differences in people, an odyssey of discovery in which the final destination is success, satisfaction, and serenity.

  • A Wanted Man (with bonus short story Not a Drill): A Jack Reacher Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes Lee Child’s short story “Not a Drill” and an excerpt from Make Me!

    “The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages.”—USA Today

     
    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, another telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose. An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping station where a man was stabbed to death—the knife work professional, the killers nowhere to be seen.
     
    All Jack Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth.
     
    “Furious action . . . [Lee] Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling. . . . [A] feverishly thrilling series.”—The Miami Herald
     
    “Smart, breathless . . . [with] one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series.”—The New York Times
     
    “Subtle and nuanced [with] seductive writing and irresistible plot twists.”—Newsweek

  • Talking Dirt

    The bestselling author of Speed Cleaning, Clutter Control, and Spring Cleaning--with combined sales of over one million copies--returns with his Clean Team to answer all your cleaning questions in the ultimate cleaning bible.

    Everything you ever wanted to know about cleaning but were afraid to ask is expertly answered for you in Talking Dirt, a compilation of the 157 most frequently asked cleaning questions. Get the dirt on:
    How to remove stains from granite
    How to clean a leather couch
    How to get rid of the mildew that builds up in the grout around shower tiles
    How to dust a dried flower arrangement
    And 153 other cleaning quandaries!

    In an easy-to-read Q&A format, organized by room, and based on his years of experience cleaning houses, cleaning guru Jeff Campbell offers no-nonsense advice designed to save you time, energy, and money--and to take the dirty work out of your toughest cleaning problems.

  • Icefire (The Last Dragon Chronicles #2)

    The second in a series from bestselling author Chris d'Lacey. Full of adventure and suspense, this novel about dragons reveals the truth of the icefire.

    The second in a series from bestselling author Chris d'Lacey. Full of adventure and suspense, this novel about dragons reveals the truth of the icefire.

    When David is assigned an essay on the history of dragons, there is only one thing he knows for sure -- he wants to win the prize of a research trip to the Arctic.

    As David begins to dig deeper into the past, he finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back . . . to the very heart of the legend of dragons, and the mysterious, ancient secret of the icefire. . . .

    Don't miss Chris d'Lacey's addition to his rich dragon mythology in his next series, The Erth Dragons!

  • Vegetable Production

    This is an up-to-date comprehensive text and reference on vegetable production in America and Canada for vegetable growers, handlers and marketers. Divided into three parts, this book discusses principles of vegetable production, explores the science and technology of vegetable crops (covering 12 major crop areas) and provides a glossary of terms used throughout. Nonnecke relates the most useful technology to each topic covered and emphasizes the key role of good husbandry as well as the opportunity for each region to deliver seasonably or year-round abundant, high-quality produce.

  • Queenie

    It's 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can't wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan - her mum works as a showgirl, so she's not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes.

    Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children's ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital's strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends - including Queenie, the hospital's majestic white cat.

    Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor...

  • Profiles in Murder: An FBI Legend Dissects Killers and Their Crimes

    A victim is stabbed nineteen times but left in a peaceful, resting position. Was her killer a raging psychotic, or as timid as she was?

    In a charred house a partially clothed woman is found in her bed with a pornographic magazine and a mirror. Did she die in the fire -- or at a sex killer's hands?

    Before it was immortalized in The Silence of the Lambs, the FBI Behavioral Science Profiling Unit was pioneered by Russell Vorpagel. Now the legendary profiler takes you into the most intriguing cases of his career -- actual cases of serial killings, sex crimes, celebrity murders, and hostage takings.

    Showing how profiling turns the chaos and blood of a crime scene into a psychological snapshot of a suspect -- his age, his personality, even the model car he drives -- Vorpagel illuminates the twisted minds of the most vicious criminals of our time.

    From the vampire murderer Richard Trenton Case -- who consumed the blood of his victims -- to Vorpagel's own duel with an assassin on the island of St. Croix, Profiles in Murder is the chilling real-life story of the human monsters who share our streets -- and the men and women who hunt them down.

  • Jacky Daydream

    Lots of Jacqueline Wilson's characters are well-known and well-loved by thousands of readers: Hetty Feather, Ruby and Garnet, Pearl and Jodie, Elsa, Lily and, of course, the brilliant Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself?

    Jacqueline takes a look back at her own childhood and teenage years in this captivating story of friendships, loneliness, books, family life and much more. She explores her past with the same warmth and lightness of touch that make her novels so special. Best of all, she reveals how she was always determined to be a writer; from the very first story she wrote, it was clear that this little girl had a very vivid imagination! But who would've guessed that she would grow up to be the mega-bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson?

    With original photographs and new illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this book is a delight for all of Jacky's fans, and a treat for any new readers too.

  • Iron Sunrise

    “[Stross] has the ability to superimpose an intriguing take on contemporary events over an imaginative story peopled by bizarre characters.” – The Kansas City Star               

    A G2 star doesn’t just explode—not without outside interference. So the survivors of the planet Moscow, which was annihilated in just such an event, have launched a counterattack against the most likely culprit: the neighboring system of New Dresden.
                                 
    But New Dresden wasn’t responsible, and as the deadly missiles approach their target, Rachel Mansour, agent for the interests of Old Earth, is assigned to find out who was. Opposing her is an unknown—and unimaginable—enemy. At stake is not only the fate of New Dresden but also the very order of the universe.               

    And the one person who knows the identity of that enemy is a disaffected teenager who calls herself Wednesday Shadowmist. But Wednesday has no idea what she knows…

  • Walter Wick's Optical Tricks: 10th Anniversary Edition

    Walter Wick's amazing puzzler celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new redesigned foil cover and an eye-popping magic-picture postcard!

    You may have seen drawings of impossible objects, but have you ever seen them photographed? Wick's book of optical illusions leaves readers of all ages wondering just how the I Spy photographer does it!

    This book combines fascinating optical illusions with simple explanations of how the visual tricks work. Photos of "Stairs to Nowhere," "The Phantom of the Forest," and more seemingly improbable images are a delightful treat for the eye and mind. Beautiful, challenging, and just really fun, this book has to be seen to be believed. And once you see it, you won't be able to put it down!

  • Your Five-Year-Old: Sunny and Serene

    A five-year-old is a wonderful, fun-loving, exuberant child. But what’s going on inside that five-year-old head? What stages of development does a child this age go through, and what should parents know that can help their five-year-old handle this impressionable year? Recognized authorities on child behavior and development, Drs. Ames and Ilg answer these and many other questions, offering both invaluable practical advice and enlightening psychological insights.
     
    Included in this book:
    • Characteristics of age Five
    • The child and others
    • Discipline
    • Accomplishments and abilities
    • The child’s mind
    • School
    • The five-year-old party
    • Individuality
    • Stories from real life
    • Good books and toys for Fives
    • Books for parents
     
    “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

  • Star Wars: the Last of the Jedi #5: a Tangled Web

    Ferus Olin faces off against the Emperor!

    Ferus Olin's allegiance is to the Jedi. But when he's summoned to see the Emperor, the Sith Lord makes him an offer he can't refuse. If he can manage to prevent a planet from plunging into chaos, the Empire will spare Ferus's captured friends. And if he doesn't . . . they'll die. Another heart-stopping Jedi adventure from bestselling author Jude Watson.

  • Scholastic Reader Level 1: May I Please Have a Cookie?

    In this Level 1 Scholastic Reader, Alfie learns that the best way to get a delicious cookie is to say please!

    Alfie loves his mommy's cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don't seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it?

    Beginning readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to say the magic words.

  • Midnight

    Violet has always been in the shadow of her mesmerising, controlling brother Will, and when a shocking secret about Will's past is revealed, things get even worse. Violet retreats further into her own fantasy world, built around the fairy characters created by her favourite author, Casper Dream. The arrival of a new girl at school, Jasmine, seems like it might change Violet's life for the better. But is Jasmine a true friend? And will Violet ever manage to break free of Will's spell?

  • The Gadget

    Near the end of World War II, scientists in Los Alamos, New Mexico, are working on a project that will alter the fate of the world. Thirteen-year-old Stephen Orr is living at a top secret military base with his father who is a leading physicist building the atomic bomb. Stephen realizes the dangers involved when one of the scientists becomes hospitalized as a result of working with the project. The scientist alerts him to disasters that could come from The Gadget. Stephen feels it is up to him and his friend Tilanov
    to find the answers that lie behind this veil of secrecy.

  • The Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers Volume 1

    Six seasons of bloopers, flubs, technical screw-ups, and picayune plot discrepancies for discriminating fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Stardate 41153.7-46999.9 Starship Enterprise,
    Registry NCC-1701D
    We’re watching you. . .

    Is there a control panel inside the turbo lift? (No . . . except in the episode “Brothers”)
    Do or don’t personnel have to tap their badge to access their communicator? (Only when the writers feel like it)

    Yes, we’re fans. But we’re not unobservant. Some of us even have Vulcanlike logic. Author Phil Farrand figures that even if you love somebody, you can tell them about that dab of mustard on their upper lip. So here’s a compendium for Trekkers who are unafraid of pointing the finger at oversights, and who know it’s great fun to find the sloppy mistakes (or cost-cutting cheating) in a show that takes itself very seriously. So get your VCR ready and your mind set for hours of enjoyment and mental stimulation with:

    • Plot oversights
    • Production problems
    • Changed premises
    • Equipment oddities
    • Trivia questions
    • Fun facts
    • Covers every show for the first six seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • And more!

  • Clifford's Puppy Days Wrist Rattle (12 Pack)

    Introducing SideKicks™ Baby a new infant product line which features plush toys, rattles, musical toys, developmental learning toys and security blankets!
    (Packed 12 to a counter unit;$5.99 each)

    These products will allow parents to see their babies begin to explore the world around them with characters that they themselves grew up with and loved as children. And now, SideKicks™BABY introduces Clifford The Small Red Puppy infant products based on the best-selling book series first published in 1972. Clifford board books have over 1.7 million copies in print. Our Clifford The Big Red Dog publishing program has over 110 million books in print.

  • The Confession: A Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    First time in paperback

    An innocent man is about to be executed.
    Only a guilty man can save him.

     
    In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.
    Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

  • How to Make a Man Fall in Love with You: The Fail-Proof, Fool-Proof Method

    “A great piece of psychological wisdom.”—Playgirl

    YES, YOU CAN DO IT!
     
    You’ve heard about it on Donahue and Today. You’ve read about it in Time and New Woman. Now you can discover how to:
    • Find the love of your life
    • Make the chemistry of love happen—at will
    • Meet your love’s unconscious needs
    • Establish instant trust and rapport
    • Anchor your happiness with a magic touch
    • Get him to say yes—so subtly, he won’t even know you’ve done it
    • Keep love alive for a lifetime
     
    Now the magic is here, ready to use—if you dare. Revolutionary new scientifically tested and proven techniques show you how some women seem to find true love effortlessly. Now you can too!
     
    “It’s about time women began applying as much savvy to their personal lives as they do in their careers. Tracy Cabot’s book outlines intelligent and workable strategies.”—Ruth Halcomb, author of Women Making It

  • Seeker

    With Polaris, multiple Nebula Award-nominee Jack McDevitt reacquainted readers with Alex Benedict, his hero from A Talent for War. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, return to investigate the provenance of the cup. Alex and Chase follow a deadly trail to the Seeker - strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Novelization

    Luke Skywalker. Han Solo. Princess Leia. The beginning of the Star Wars saga, in an amazing all-new novelization that will tie in with the blockbuster classic Star Wars DVD release.

    Luke Skywalker. Han Solo. Princess Leia. The beginning of the Star Wars saga, in an amazing all-new novelization that will tie in with the blockbuster classic Star Wars DVD release.

  • Oceanic Basalts

    Oceanic basalts are the most abundant rock type found at the earth's surface, and as such they have been the subject of considerable research, particularly since the concept of sea-floor spreading became widely accepted. This book provides a review of these rocks, first dicussing how we sample the ocean floor and what we know about the structure of the oceanic crust, followed by an overview of the various regional settings (Pacific crust, Atlantic crust, marginal basins, seamounts and islands) and finally examines the main processes (and their interactions) which prevail during the generation and emplacement of oceanic basalt magmas. This is a volume for geologists, geochemists and geophysicists and a source of reference for advanced undergraduate students and postgraduates in these disciplines.

  • Sports Illustrated For Kids Year In Sports 2005

    Records are being broken and milestones being reached every time you turn around. Updated for 2005, the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR KIDS YEAR IN SPORTS almanac will keep kids informed of the newest stats!

    This exciting sports almanac will tell kids all they need to know about the previous year in sports (Fall '03-Summer '04). It includes major sports (basketball, baseball, football, hockey); "secondary sports" (golf, tennis, cycling, auto racing); action sports (BMX, snowboarding, in-line skating) and some Olympic sports (gymnastics, skiing, track and field).

    Year in Sports 2005 is heavily illustrated with fabulous action photos. It will also feature a 16-page, four-color insert that contains photos of the year's thrilling moments and memorable athletes. Perfect for hanging in lockers!

  • Handbook of Tape Automated Bonding

    Handbook of tape automated bonding (TAB) is a one-stop guide to the state of the art of TAB technology - including TAB tape, bump, inner lead bonding, encapsulation, testing, burn-in, outer lead bonding, inspection, rework, thermal management and reliability. For professionals active in TAB research and development, those who wish to master TAB problem solving methods, and those who must choose a high-performance and cost-effective packaging technique for their interconnect systems, here's a timely summary of progress in all aspects of this fascinating field.

  • Shadowfever: Fever Series Book 5

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.”


    MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.

    Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

    What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.

    In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.
    Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?

    From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

    Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:

    DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

  • First Casualty

    FOUR SOLDIERS. ONE WAR.

     

    Asteroid miner Mary Rodrigo and freighter owner Mattim Abeeb are green draftees of the Society of Humanity, forced to fight for Earth—a planet they’ve never even seen.

    Major Ray Longknife and his lover, Senior Pilot Rita Nuu, are career soldiers, invested with the cause of the Unity Party—and its ambitious new president.

    These four soldiers on opposing sides of the battle are about to discover the true nature of this terrible war: a quest for profit—from the high command of both sides. What they will risk is nothing less than their lives. For although truth may be the first casualty of war, it’s not going to be the last…

  • How Big Is a Foot?

    The King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed? because beds at the time had not yet been invented. The Queen's birthday is only a few days away. How can they figure out what size the bed should be?

  • Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest

    As featured in the upcoming motion picture Everest, starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Jake Gyllenhaal
     
    “I can tell you that some force within me rejected death at the last moment and then guided me, blind and stumbling—quite literally a dead man walking—into camp and the shaky start of my return to life.”
     
    In 1996 Beck Weathers and a climbing team pushed toward the summit of Mount Everest. Then a storm exploded on the mountain, ripping the team to shreds, forcing brave men to scratch and crawl for their lives. Rescuers who reached Weathers saw that he was dying, and left him. Twelve hours later, the inexplicable occurred. Weathers appeared, blinded, gloveless, and caked with ice—walking down the mountain. In this powerful memoir, now featuring a new Preface, Weathers describes not only his escape from hypothermia and the murderous storm that killed eight climbers, but the journey of his life. This is the story of a man’s route to a dangerous sport and a fateful expedition, as well as the road of recovery he has traveled since; of survival in the face of certain death, the reclaiming of a family and a life; and of the most extraordinary adventure of all: finding the courage to say yes when life offers us a second chance.
     
    Praise for Left for Dead
     
    “Riveting . . . [a] remarkable survival story . . . Left for Dead takes a long, critical look at climbing: Weathers is particularly candid about how the demanding sport altered and strained his relationships.”USA Today
     
    “Ultimately, this engrossing tale depicts the difficulty of a man’s struggle to reform his life.”Publishers Weekly

  • Daily Word Ladders: Grades 4-6: 100 Reproducible Word Study Lessons That Help Kids Boost Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling & Phonics Skills_Independently!

    Kids climb to new heights in reading and writing with these engaging, reproducible word building games! Kids read clues on each rung, then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they're boosting decoding and spelling skills, broadening vocabulary, and becoming better, more fluent readers.

  • Bluford High #9: Brothers in Arms

    Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

    Martin Luna is in deep trouble. Just months ago, a horrible tragedy took his little brother, and now it threatens to take him too. On one side are his desperate mother, a friendly teacher at Bluford High School, and a pretty girl named Vicky. On the other are his old neighborhood and his hunger for revenge. Torn between the two, Martin stands at a crossroad, with his life hanging in the balance. Which way will he go?

  • The Tao of Bow Wow: Understanding and Training Your Dog the Taoist Way

    The Tao of Bow Wow is not just any dog training book. Part how-to, part primer in the ways of Tao, this unique guide to training and understanding your dog will revolutionize the way owners view their dogs. Not only does veteran dog trainer Deborah Wood explain how the principles of Tao can be used to train your dog in a clear, prescriptive fashion, but she also shows owners how to better communicate with and relate to their dogs using these same principles. Included in this companion designed for easy reference are:

    Quick simple instructions for teaching the essential commands for a dog's safety and well-being: sit, stay, heel, down, come and stand.
    The best (and the worst) games to play with your dogs.
    Dog Qi, true telepathic communication between you and your dog
    How to use meditation, massage, and exercise to achieve true peaceful companionship
    The Tao of Bow Wow is an essential guide for any animal lover seeking to have a truly profound and joyful relationship with their dog.

  • Bluford High #1: Lost and Found

    Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

    Darcy Wills is in big trouble. And she does not know where to turn for help. First there was the mysterious stranger who started following her. Then there was the threatening note left on her desk at Bluford High School. And now her sister has disappeared. Forced into a desperate race against time, Darcy must take action to save her sister--and her fragile family--before it is too late.

  • Best Friends

    How big is your Littlest Pet Shop?

    Join these adorable Littlest Pet Shop pets as they talk about what it means to be a great friend in this 6x9 reader with stickers!

  • Rainbow Magic #5: Sky the Blue Fairy

    The seven Rainbow Fairies are missing! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each RAINBOW MAGIC book. Read all seven books to help rescue the fairies and bring the sparkle back to Fairyland!

    Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. If they don't return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

    The beach means bubble trouble for Sky the Blue Fairy. Can a special friend help Rachel and Kirsty track her down?

  • Iced: Fever Series Book 6

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the sixth book in her blockbuster Fever series.

    The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

    Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

    Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

    When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

    Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.

    Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:
    DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

    Praise for Iced

    “Moning returns to the heady world of her Fever series, and the results are addictive and consistently surprising. . . . The best elements of Moning’s sensual, shadowy epic are still here, from the sensual and enigmatic Fae to the super-alpha heroes and the breathless pace of their escalating conflicts. At its heart is a heroine whose development is likely to become the stuff of legends as this unforgettable, haunting series continues to evolve.”RT Book Reviews

    “This is one of my favorite 2012 reads . . . It’s engaging, hilarious, amazing and Dani is going to be one heck of a woman.”USA Today

    “A gripping story that combines excellent storytelling with believable characters that are rendered both superhuman and superbly human, with emotional fragility and psychological vulnerability in an unstable world fraught with danger . . . Fast-paced, with nonstop action set in a fascinating urban fantasy world of Dublin under siege, this is a smart, bold and textured success.”Kirkus Reviews

    “Moning is a master storyteller. I don’t know how she does it, but she begs me to get on my knees and pay worship to the woman who has brought me the best, most labyrinthine stories and characters I’ve ever had the privilege to get to know. She weaves brilliantly, unapologetically, and without exception, and she has threaded the needle into me and I’ve been pulled, over and over, into her tapestry, and I don’t think I’m ever getting out. Iced is no exception.”The Bawdy Book Blog (five-starred review)

  • The CADD Department: A guide to its successful organization and management

    This text provides managers of architecture/engineering firms with advice on how to organize and streamline their computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) departments. Strategies are included for setups ranging from a two-person team to an extensive workstation network led by a CADD Systems Manager. The authors cover software selection, standards of operations, proper styles of department management, and systems of reoganization and storage that promote quicker file access. A chapter on CADD disaster-handling helps users recognize warning signs, make the right diagnosis, and avoid typical pitfalls. A straightforward guide to AutoCAD simplifies use of customized commands to meet specific needs. Sample training programs for engineers and other CADD users make it easy to bring office professionals into the systems. Pros and cons of different workstations layouts, managerial organizations, and plotter choices are thoroughly discussed. CADD graphics standards, menu systems for CADD and CADD workstation distribution are also covered. Numerous illustrations througout clarify key concepts.

  • Heretics of Dune

    Book Five in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time

    Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis—now called Rakis—has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying.

    Now the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as these factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending religious fervor throughout the galaxy. For she possesses the abilities of the Fremen sandriders—fulfilling a prophecy foretold by the late God Emperor....

  • Kissing The Rain

    From the acclaimed author of MARTYN PIG and LUCAS comes another compelling, edgy thriller about love, loss, and pivotal decisions. Now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks repackaging!

    Moo Nelson likes to be alone. Overweight and shy, Moo is constantly mocked and bullied by his cruel classmates. He's happiest spending time on a secluded bridge above the highway, watching the cars go by. One day, from his special spot, Moo witnesses a crime that changes his life forever. He sees a car chase and a murder--and suddenly Moo's a celebrity of sorts. The police, the lawyers, and even the bullies are now really interested in Moo. But so is one shady character who seems intent on tracking Moo down. Now all Moo has to do is find out the truth behind the crime...before it's too late.

  • Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy

    An explosive, interactive, pop off the page book about George Lucas's STAR WARS movies to celebrate the 30th anniversary!

    Matthew Reinhart has created another spectacular pop-up book for George Lucas's epic STAR WARS movies! Bestselling pop-up artist and engineer Matthew Reinhart has designed a thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features -- pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies. This beautiful book will impress all fans of STAR WARS and gives a whole new perspective to the films.

  • Hydrology and Water Supply for Pond Aquaculture

    In 1979, several graduate students in the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures at Auburn University met with one of the authors (CEB) and asked him to teach a new course on water supply for aqua- culture. They felt that information on climatology, hydrology, water distribution systems, pumps, and wells would be valuable to them. Most of these students were planning to work in commercial aquaculture in the United States or abroad, and they thought that such a cdurse would better prepare them to plan aquaculture projects and to communicate with engineers, contractors, and other specialists who often become involved in the planning and construction phases of aquaculture en- deavors. The course was developed, and after a few years it was decided that more effective presentation of some of the material could be made by an engineer. The other author (KHY) accepted the challenge, and three courses on the water supply aspects of aquaculture are now offered at Auburn University. A course providing background in hydrology is followed by courses on selected topics from water supply engineering. Most graduate programs in aquaculture at other universities will even- tually include similar coursework, because students need a formal intro- duction to this important, yet somewhat neglected, part of aquaculture. We have written this book to serve as a text for a course in water supply for aquaculture or for individual study. The book is divided into is concerned two parts.

  • Adivinanzas: Qué tiene el rey en la panza

    A collection of beloved, well-known Spanish riddles beautifully illustrated in an affordable 8 x 8 format.

    "Adivina, adivinanza, ¿qué tiene el rey en la panza? ¡El ombligo!"

    Estas divertidas adivinanzas son conocidas por los chicos de toda América Latina. Con ilustraciones originales y adivinanzas para todas las edades, este libro es el complemento perfecto de "En el cielo las estrellas" y "Aserrín Aserrán".

  • Web of Love

    New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh brilliantly captures the passionate conflict of a woman caught between two loves in this classic tale of friendship, devotion, intrigue—and a love that is the most seductive trap of all….

    He’d served with her husband on the battlefield—and secretly desired her for years. Yet for Dominic, Lieutenant Lord Eden, Ellen Simpson has remained tantalizingly out of reach—until she is widowed by the war. Suddenly pursued by the dangerously handsome nobleman, Ellen is stunned by the depth of attraction he arouses in her. Soon their friendship flames into something deeper…and as scandal ignites, marriage seems the only solution. But Ellen has a secret—one she can share with no one—that prevents her from fully opening her heart to Dominic. Until he devises his own plan for the ultimate consummation of their passion—and the woman he is determined to possess at any cost…

  • Gems and Jewelry Appraising: Techniques of Professional Practice

    This book should be of interest to practising and aspiring jewellery appraisers; gemologists.

  • Yo! Yes?

    An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. Against pastel backgrounds, in vibrant, colorful images, an African-American boy and a white boy meet on the street. [Their] one- and two-word exchanges on each spread lead to a tentative offer of friendship, sealed as both boys jump high in the air and yell Yow!" With a beautifully balanced, economical style, the book illumines the peaks and pitfalls of getting acquainted, and puts in a good word for brotherhood as well." --School Library Journal, starred review;
    Chris Raschka is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of A BALL FOR DAISY and THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW. He is also the illustrator of YO! YES? (which won a Caldecott Honor), SOURPUSS AND SWEETIE PIE, CHARLIE PARKER PLAYED BE BOP, and FARMY FARM. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

  • I Love You Through And Through

    A rhyming story of unconditional love and adorable illustrations of a toddler and a teddy bear who declare "I love you through and through!"

    I love your hair and eyes,
    Your giggles and cries...

    A toddler and his teddy bear illustrate a young child's happy side, sad side, silly side, mad side, and more! Babies and toddlers will feel loved all over when they hear this declaration of adoration and affection!
    The book has sturdy cardstock pages and a padded cover with rounded corners for safe handling by little ones.

  • Safe Harbour: A Novel

    In her fifty-ninth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story of survival...of how two people who lost everything find hope...and of the extraordinary acts of faith and courage that bring —and keep— families together...

    On a windswept summer day, as the fog rolls across the San Francisco coastline, a solitary figure walks down the beach, a dog at her side. At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's young life has already been touched by tragedy; nine months before, a terrible accident plunged her mother into inconsolable grief. But on this chilly July afternoon, Pip meets someone who fills her sad gray world with color and light. And in her innocence and in his kindness, a spark will be kindled, lives will be changed, and a journey of hope will begin.

    From the moment the curly-haired girl walks up to his easel on the sand, Matt Bowles senses something magical about her. Pip reminds him of his own daughter at that age, before a bitter divorce tore his family apart and swept his children halfway across the world. With her own mother, Ophélie, retreating deeper into her grief, Pip spends her summer at the shore the way lonely children do: watching the glittering waters and rushing clouds, daydreaming and remembering how things used to be. That is, until she meets artist Matt Bowles, who offers to teach the girl to draw—and can't help but notice her beautiful, lonely mother. At first, Ophélie is thrown off balance by her daughter's new companion—until she realizes how much joy he is bringing into their lives, despite the sadness she sees in his eyes. As their newfound friend works his subtle magic, mother and daughter slowly begin to heal, to laugh again, to rediscover what they have lost.

    When summer ends, and Ophélie and Pip must leave the beach for the city, the season of healing continues. Gathering her newfound strength, Ophélie begins a volunteer job at a city outreach program, where she works with the homeless, and can no longer ignore the blessings in her own life. But as soul-sharing phone calls and autumn beach getaways deepen Ophélie and Matt's friendship, fate strikes another blow. Out of the blue, Matt must confront unfinished business from his past. Days later, Ophélie is struck by a stunning betrayal by someone she trusts. And as these events reverberate in two already wounded hearts, something extraordinary happens. Out of the darkness that has shadowed them both comes an unexpected gift of hope.

    With grace and compassion, Danielle Steel explores the fragile bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, family members and lifelong friends. Her haunting, impassioned novel takes us across the complex landscape of loss—to the blessings that arise from even the darkest tragedies. At once a story of triumph and a moving elegy to those who suffer and survive, Safe Harbour is perhaps her most powerful and life-affirming novel to date.

  • The Enemy: A Jack Reacher Novel

    Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

    New Year’s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina “hot-sheets” motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can’t be controlled. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.

    Two Special Forces soldiers—the toughest of the tough—are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher—an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit—is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.

    But Reacher won’t quit. He’s fighting a new kind of war. And he’s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn’t know he had. With his French-born mother dying—and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret—Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed…about his family, his career, his loyalties—and himself. Because this soldier’s son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death—and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Make Me.

  • Emperor

    The first novel in Stephen Baxter's acclaimed Time's Tapestry series.

    “EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION laced with a science fiction premise...a vividly convincing picture of a past world.”—SFX

    It is The Prophecy. Inscribed in Latin, the ancient scroll has resided in the hands of a single family for generations, revealing secrets about the world that is to come, and guiding them to wealth and power. It begins when a Celtic noble betrays his people at the behest of his mother’s belief in The Prophecy—and sides with the conquering Roman legions.
     
    For the next 400 years, Britannia thrives, as does the family while Rome rules over the island. But loyalties are torn when Constantine, most powerful Emperor of them all, comes to Britannia.
     
    And even as the sun begins to set on the Roman Empire, the Prophecy is renewed—a message from an unknowable future promising the world to those who can decipher its cryptic words...

  • Faefever: Fever Series Book 3

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.

    When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil that it corrupts anyone who touches it.

    Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, a lethal Fae prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

    Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:
    DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

  • The Castle in the Attic

    A kid favorite for over thirty years, this award-winning modern-classic is sure to delight readers for years to come!

    "Winthrop has a real gift for fantasy..." --Madeleine L'Engle, award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time

    When William learns that his favorite caretaker Mrs. Phillips is leaving, he is devastated. But then she gives him her parting gift--a mysterious model castle that has been in her family for years. The castle is perfect in every way, with a drawbridge, a moat, and a fingerhigh knight to guard the gates. It's almost too real.

    Sure enough, when William picks up the tiny silver knight, Sir Simon comes alive in his hand and tells William a mighty story of wild sorcery, wizards, and a kingdom in need of saving. Hoping the castle's magic holds the key to getting his friend to stay, William embarks on a fantastic quest to another land and another time--where a fiery dragon and an evil wizard are waiting to do battle.


  • 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 3rd Grade: Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in School

    Research shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities. For use with Grade 3.

  • The Firm: A Novel

    When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray–doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail–already knew: You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch’s firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice–if he wants to live.

  • Chestnut Hill #3: Heart of Gold

    Lauren Brooke brings the emotional depth of Heartland home with the third title in her exceptional new boarding school series, Chestnut Hill.

    As the girls of Chestnut Hill become closer, they learn more about one another's lives before boarding school. But Honey has a secret too close to her heart to share. She hasn't told anyone yet that she has a twin, so how can she bring him up now, when he's so sick? Then, when Patience's new pony, Minuet, is injured, Honey finds herself wanting to nurse the mare back to health. She pours all of her emotion into caring for the pony, even though she knows Minuet will never be her own. No one understands her dedication to Minuet, least of all Honey herself.

  • The Sensuous Woman

    The book that fired the first shot in the sexual revolution

    Not too long ago only “bad” girls had a good time in bed. “Good” girls endured—and wondered what they were missing.

    Then along came “J” and suddenly  everything was different. She opened the eyes—and minds—of millions of American women with her explicit step-by-step account of her pursuit of the  ultimate in sexual pleasure.

    Now here’s the book  that has set off fireworks in bedrooms across America, the book that will teach every woman how to  free her body, train her senses, and tap her own hidden sensual resources.

    The book designed  to make you the woman every man yearns to make love to—the woman you yearn to be.

  • How Are You Peeling?

    Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

    Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now!


    Category: Feelings
    "Amused? Confused? Frustrated? Surprised? Try these feelings on for size."

    This is a book that asks all the right questions. And leaves you feeling great no matter what the answers are!

    "Who'd have dreamed that produce could be so expressive, so charming, so lively and so funny?...Freymann and...Elffers have created sweet and feisty little beings with feelings, passions, fears and an emotional range that is, well, organic."-The New York Times Book Review

  • Magic Slays

    In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, war-plagued Atlanta has never been so deadly...Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.
     
    Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name. Plus, many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.
     
    So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. But it turns out that this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her may pay the ultimate price...

  • Ma Vie de Ver de Terre

    See below for English description

    Les hauts et les bas de la vie d'un ver de terre sont ici r?v?l's par le biais du journal personnel d'un fils ver de terre de bonne famille. Fait ?tonnant, la vie de ver de terre n'est pas tellement ?loign?e de celle des humains, m?me si ces derniers grignotent rarement leurs travaux scolaires lorsqu'ils ont un petit creux.

    This is the diary . of a worm. This worm lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school. But unlike you or me, he never has to take a bath, he gets to eat his homework, and because he doesn't have legs, he just can't do the hokey pokey - no matter how hard he tries.

    Original Title: Diary of a Worm

  • It's Happy Bunny Postcard Book #2: Guess What? It's Still All About Me

    A full-color, full-of-laughs postcard book based on the best art-brand license of 2004, It's Happy Bunny!

    Keep in touch with 16 brand-new It's Happy Bunny postcards. Send them to friends. Send them to family. Or just keep them for yourself!

    -You Smell Like Feet
    -You're funny. Looking.
    -We should talk about what you can do for me.
    -And more!

    BONUS FUN: 20 hilarious stickers! Stick 'em...on your postcards.

  • Blubber

    Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.

    But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops talking it has gone halfway around the room.

    That's where it all starts. There's something about Linda that makes a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they can go -- but nobody, least of all Jill, expects the fun to end where it does.

    A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

  • Movie Prequel Novel

    Enter the magical world of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium!

    What happens when a small, not very gifted boy named N.E. Bode gets lost on a class trip and stumbles into a toy store one rainy day? He is found by a man named Bellini who tells him the most wonderful tales -- from A to Z -- all about the beginnings of Mr. Magorium's now famous magical toy store. From the Age of Enlightenment to the Wright Brothers with stops along the way to play capture the Flag (for an entire year!) and meet Thomas Edison until finally ending up at Zen, this is is the story of Edward Magorium and his Wonder Emporium. And it's all true!

  • The Outlaws of Sherwood

    New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley's vivid retelling of the classic story of Robin Hood breathes contemporary life into these beloved adventures-with Marian taking a pivotal role as one of Robin's best archers.

    Robin is an apprentice forester in the woods of Nottingham. The arrows he makes and sells earn barely enough extra coin to retain the title to his father’s small lands. The sheriff of Nottingham’s jealousy toward Robin’s father is just as fierce towards his son, and the sheriff’s men take every opportunity to harass the young woodsman. But when Robin defends himself by accidentally killing one of the sheriff’s men, he flees to Sherwood Forest, knowing that he has not only lost his father’s land and good name forever, but that he will live the rest of his days as a hunted man.

    But his friends Much, the miller’s son, and Lady Marian, Saxon daughter of the half-Norman lord who despises his Saxon blood, believe the disaster that has befallen Robin is also an opportunity: An opportunity for a few stubborn Saxons, cast out or outlawed in ways equally unjust, to gather together in secret under Robin’s leadership and strike back against the arrogance and brutality of the Norman overlords.

  • Caterpillar Dance

    Turn each die-cut page to watch each fuzzy caterpillar disappear and a beautiful, foil butterfly appear in its place!

    Five sleepy caterpillars--yellow, purple, green, blue, red--
    All snuggled up on a soft leaf bed.
    Yellow caterpillar wiggle jiggle wiggle free.
    Yellow caterpillar, what will you be?

    Count backwards from five to one as colorful caterpillars change into gorgeous foil butterflies with each turn of the die-cut pages! The caterpillars are affixed to the last spread of the book and show through the die-cut pages. This is an eye-catching, interactive introduction to the miracle of metamorphosis!

  • Let the Word Go Forth: The Speeches, Statements, and Writings of John F. Kennedy 1947 to 1963

    In his own words—JFK at his wisest, wittiest, and most eloquent

    In one volume, the writings and speeches of John F. Kennedy reveal a man and President and portray an era as no historian or biographer could. Here are the words that propelled a nation and moved the world. From the best-remembered speeches (“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country”) to the one never delivered that fateful day in Dallas (“. . . words alone are not enough”), longtime Kennedy adviser and key White House aide Theodore Sorensen has put together speeches, important letters, debates, TV and radio interviews, State of the Union addresses, and even impromptu responses during new conferences. The result is an illuminating, moving portrayal of Kennedy’s political career and of the provocative, important ideas that inspired a generation and challenged a country’s conscience as no President before or since has done.

    Praise for Let the Word Go Forth

    “The best one-volume collection of the . . . magical eloquence of the Kennedy era . . . an indispensable reference.”The Houston Chronicle

    “The words ring . . . A must for all who remember modern Camelot and its leader, President John F. Kennedy.”Charleston Evening Post

    “[Sorensen’s] selections from more than 110 speeches and writings reflect the importance of historical insights in Kennedy’s thoughts and actions.”St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    “Lovingly put together . . . Sorensen has seen fit to include the unusual as well as the expected.”The Indianapolis Star

  • The Story of Tracy Beaker

    'I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest.'

    Tracy is ten years old. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet Tracy, follow her story and share her hopes for the future in this beautifully observed, touching and often very funny tale, all told in Tracy's own words.

  • Mercy Burns

    For readers of Keri Arthur’s bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series comes a new sexy and exciting paranormal romance—the second novel in her acclaimed Myth and Magic series.
     
    Mercy Reynolds is a reporter in the San Francisco Bay area, but she’s also more—and less—than human. Half woman, half air dragon, she’s a “draman”—unable to shift shape but still able to unleash fiery energy. Now something will put her powers to the test.

    Mercy’s friend Rainey has enlisted her help to solve her sister’s murder. Then a horrible accident claims Rainey’s life, leaving Mercy only five days to find the killer: If Mercy fails, according to dragon law, Rainey’s soul will be doomed to roam the earth for eternity. But how can Mercy help when she herself is a target? With nowhere else to turn, she must join forces with a sexy stranger—the mysterious man they call “Muerte,” or death itself, who’s as irresistible as he is treacherous. But can even Death keep Mercy alive for long enough to find her answers?

  • From Dead to Worse

    Psychic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse finds herself in the middle of big trouble of the supernatural kind in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

    After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend Quinn is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death...and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood ceases flowing, her world will be forever altered...

  • Burned: A Fever Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Mac is back and badder than ever!”—J. R. Ward

    MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in the blockbuster Fever series from Karen Marie Moning.


    It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.

    MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.

    When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.

    It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil is blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.

    Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:
    DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

    Praise for Burned

    “Karen Marie Moning is back, delivering the kind of spellbinding, addictive, twisted tale we love to devour. Magic and madness, intrigue and illusion, passion and power, sexual tension and more sexual tension. . . . Burned is a book that shouldn't be missed. Thrilling, suspenseful, sexy—it has all the right stuff to delight the most ardent of Fever fans.”USA Today

    “Dark, delicious suspense! Karen Marie Moning is my author of choice and Fever is my series of choice for action-packed suspense with a spine-tingling paranormal twist.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner

    “A masterwork by an incomparable writer. Burned is brilliant, sexy, and dangerous. I adore Moning! No one does it better.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day

    “Prepare for a heart-stopping trip into the epic Fever world, filled with gasp-out-loud surprises and sweltering sensuality.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole

    Burned gets the highest rating from me. I wanted to run through town shouting ‘Mac is back! Mac is back!’ Grab some snacks, something to drink, and settle down for a cover-to-cover read that will likely keep you up all night.”New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard

    “One of the most anticipated books in romance . . . Burned is told through several viewpoints, but the dominating view is Mac’s, and it’s wonderful to have her back, as well as get to spend time with the two Alphas in her life.”Heroes and Heartbreakers

    “Deeply complex, heady and action-packed.”RT Book Reviews

  • Natural Soda Ash: Occurrences, Processing, and Use

    Known as one of the world's major industrial chemicals natural soda ash plays a critical role in glass and ceramics industries, production of chemicals, cleansing and bleaching, and metallurgy. Natural soda ash is also preferable to synthetic types because its production is purer and requires less energy with virtually no harmful environmental effects. Essential data on the properties, sources, processing requirements, and applications of natural soda ash fill this guide, making it valuable to both manufacturers and users. The formation, occurrence and history of natural soda ash deposits are covered along with specific chemical, physical and mineralogical characteristics. Explanations of processing techniques demonstrate how to convert soda ash into commercial products. Included are new methods and technologies for large-scale soda ash production, safe handling procedures and marketing strategies.

  • Frisson l'?cureuil

    See below for English description.

    Ce n'est pas que Frisson soit peureux; il est seulement un peu parano?aque. Apr's tout, pourquoi risquerait-il de descendre de son arbre? En bas, il pourrait trouver des tarantules ou de l'herbe ? puces, des microbes ou quelque terrible bestiole. Heureusement qu'il poss?de une trousse d'urgence! Mais est-ce suffisant?

    Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute. Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day. his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk. But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting.

    Original title: Scaredy Squirrel

  • Chameleon Chameleon

    This companion to award-winning RED-EYED TREE FROG gives young readers an amazing close-up view of the colorful, quirky chameleon.

    Experience close-up the many moods (and colors) of chameleons. One brave chameleon ventures from the safety of his tree in search of a new home. On his journey, he meets other rain forest animals, not all of them friendly! Alas, the new tree he chooses is already home to another chameleon. She dons her aggressive coloring until she's sure that the visitor is friend, not foe. Then they welcome each other with brilliant, happy colors.
    Incredible photographs and simple text perfect for young children is rounded out with informative backmatter on one of the planet's most captivating creatures.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny

    In the Nightside—that hidden area in the middle of London where time stands still at three A.M. and the sun won’t rise to refute it—nightmares go walking in borrowed flesh, and not everything that looks back at you with human eyes is really human.
               
    I’m John Taylor, a PI with a knack for finding things, helping those the Nightside has chewed up and is about to spit out. All things considered, my life lately had been bright, even in this shadowy place.
               
    So it was only a matter of time before everything hit the fan. Walker—the powerful, ever-present, never-to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of the Authorities—paid me a visit. He told me he is dying and that he, too, has a job for me. An important job.

    His.

  • The Cat Who Walks through Walls

    A fast-paced, science fiction romp through multiple universes from the bestselling author of Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land.

    “[Heinlein] is, if possible, a greater genius than ever before...this time by giving us a thinking man’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”—San Francisco Chronicle

     
    Dr. Richard Ames is an ex-military man, a sometime writer, and unfortunate victim of mistaken identity. When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his dinner table, Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions where Lazarus Long still thrives, where Jubal Harshaw lives surrounded by beautiful women, and where a daring plot to rescue the sentient computer called Mike could change the direction of all human history.


  • Dining Spaces

    This book is primarily concerned with the space planning of restaurants and, since their basic elements are much the same throughout the civilised world, is directed at an international readership. Although concentrating on the average restaurants, we also look at the wider commercial range-banquet ooms, cafeterias, fast food establishments, drug stores, sandwich bars and cafes-as well as private dining rooms, outdoor and in-transit situations. Where a particular environment is not specifically singled out, its elements can be deduced by comparison to similar spaces. At a detailed planning level, the design of dining spaces is not a well investigated and documented field. The present work attempts to fill this gap and address the designer's need for hard facts, dimensions, and sound spatial guidelines. The author of this book firmly believes that given rigorous scrutiny of all relevant data almost any design problem can be solved; and that the process of arriving at a solution (or recommendation) can and should be explicable in unequivocal terms.

  • Dragonslayer (BONE #4)

    The forces of evil are growing stronger - but could our heroes' worst enemy be Phoney Bone himself?

    Fone Bone confronts a host of dangers in Book 4 of the BONE saga, The Dragonslayer. He and Gran'ma Ben and Thorn have a terrifying encounter with Kingdok, ruler of the rat creatures. The Hooded One is inciting his army to full-scale war. Someone is continuing to haunt Thorn in her dreams. And then wise Gran'ma Ben disappears.

    To make matters worse, Phoney Bone has hoodwinked the townspeople into believing that he is a mighty dragonslayer. When he actually does catch the Red Dragon -- much to his surprise -- he must face up to his promise: to slay the dragon at sunrise.

  • The Terminal Experiment

    Dr. Peter Hobson has created three electronic simulations of his own personality. But they all have escaped from Hobson's computer into the web-and one of them is a killer.

  • Guardian Angel: A V. I. Warshawski Novel

    “The best of the Warshawski novels!”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
     
    Underneath V. I. Warshawski’s wisecracking P.I. exterior lies a real pushover. When elderly neighbor Mr. Contreras asks her to look into a fellow union retiree’s sudden disappearance, she says “yes” from her heart, not her head. And when a crotchety eighty-year-old dog owner starts wrangling with a Yuppie-Come-Lately couple on their blue-collar street, again, it’s V.I. to the rescue.
     
    Only it all goes to hell in a handbasket when Mr. Yuppie turns out to be a lawyer in V.I.’s ex-husband’s law firm, and the missing retiree turns up floating facedown in a canal. And now V.I.’s strapping on her shoulder holster to snoop into Chicago’s labor unions and politicos, because being on the side of the angels won’t win her any halos… but it’s the perfect place for an encounter with violent death.
     
    Praise for Guardian Angel

    “A fast-paced, complicated mystery… the real joy of Guardian Angel is Paretsky’s smooth pen and continuing cast of characters.”—New York Daily News
     
    “No one, male or female, writes better P.I. books than Paretsky, and Guardian Angel is the best to date!”The Denver Post

    “One monster of a plot.”Booklist

    “Some crime series grow stale over time, but there's no sign of fatigue here. This is partly because the recurring characters continue to develop and engage the reader, and partly because of the moral intelligence that informs the writing.”Spectator

  • Greek Gods and Heroes

    The legends of ancient Greece have captivated audiences for centuries. They have inspired great works of art and literature. Mythical tales of the battles among the Olympian gods, King Midas and his golden touch, the romance of Echo and Narcissus, and the incredible labors of Hercules are timeless classics familiar to even the youngest reader. Now these and other fascinating legends are retold for today by a famous poet, novelist, and classicist.

  • We're Going On A Leaf Hunt

    Join three friends on a fun leaf-finding adventure! This bouncy new version of the popular song begs to be read out loud.

    There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? Jump and play in them, of course!

    With easy rhyming text and fun sound effects, children will delight in this rollicking autumn story.

  • Halting State

    Halting State [is] a near-future story that is at once over-the-top and compellingly believable.” – Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows End        
          
    In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates—a dot-com start-up company that’s just floated onto the London stock exchange. But this crime may be a bit beyond Smith’s expertise.              

     The prime suspects are a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow for fire support. The bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and the robbery was supposed to be impossible. When word gets out, Hayek Associates and all its virtual “economies” are going to crash hard.                            

     For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But the deeper she digs, the bigger the case gets. There are powerful players—both real and pixelated—who are watching her every move. Because there is far more at stake than just some game-head’s fantasy financial security…

  • The Last Juror: A Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    In 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America is in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lives on the edge of another age—until the brutal murder of a young mother rocks the town and thrusts Willie into the center of a storm.

    Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie makes as many friends as enemies in Clanton, and over the next decade he sometimes wonders how he got there in the first place. But he can never escape the crime that shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South’s past gather around Willie, as tension swirls around Clanton, men and women who served on a jury nine years ago are starting to die one by one—as a killer exacts the ultimate revenge.

  • Where We Are, What We See: The Best Young Writers and Artists in America

    The Best Young Writers and Artists in America, drawn from the 2002, 2003, and 2004 winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

    The best and the brightest -- startling stories, poetry, essays, reportage, and artwork from across America, care of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. YOU ARE HERE, THIS IS NOW II is the definitive anthology of young writers and artists.

  • Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Holly the Christmas Fairy

    Help Holly the Christmas Fairy save the holiday magic! Three stories in one!

    There's trouble in Fairyland again! Jack Frost is up to his old tricks. This time, he has stolen Santa's sleigh. There were three special gifts onboard. Without them, Christmas could be ruined!

    Will this holly jolly holiday be changed forever? Or can Rachel and Kirsty save the day, with a little help from Holly the Christmas Fairy?

    Find the three glittering gifts in this Rainbow Magic® Special Edition and help save the Christmas magic!

  • Vox

    THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S AND SHEREADS' BOOKS TO READ AFTER THE HANDMAID'S TALE

    “[An] electrifying debut.”—O, The Oprah Magazine 
    “The real-life parallels will make you shiver.”—Cosmopolitan

    Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.


    On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

    Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard.

    For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

    This is just the beginning...not the end.

    One of Good Morning America's “Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer”
    One of PopSugar, Refinery29, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Real Simple, i09, and Amazon's Best Books to Read in August 2018

  • Geronimo Stilton #26: The Mummy with No Name

    Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

    Halloween and Egypt and mummies . . . oh, my! I admit it, I am a 'fraidy mouse. Halloween scares me out of my fur! But this Halloween, I was heading off on an adventure in one of my very favorite places: Egypt. I couldn't wait to see the sights and soak up some sun far away from New Mouse City. What I didn't realize was that Halloween is popular in Egypt, too -- with the mummies, that is! Oh, what's a 'fraidy mouse to do?

  • The Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics

    Consisting of more than 150 articles, this work encompasses the entire field of solid-earth geophysics. It describes the state of knowledge, including advanced instrumentation and techniques, and focuses on important areas of exploration geophysics. It also offers coverage of seismology, geodesy, gravimetry, magnetotellurics and related areas.

  • Dear Dumb Diary #8: It's Not My Fault I Know Everything

    New York Times Bestselling author Jamie Kelly is back with another hilarious, candid, and sometimes not-so-nice diary!

    Dear Dumb Diary,

    I went back and read some of my very oldest diaries. The entries say things like "I eated salad dressing" and "I got a Barbie shoe stuck in Stinker's nose again" and "The vet was mean to me about the Barbie shoe so I tried to bite him but vets are quick at not getting bit because dogs try all the time but dogs don't usually kick so I did that."

    What amazed me was just how dumb I used to be, considering how smart I am now. There must have been a day when I just woke up smart.

  • First Sight: A Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Paris, L.A., and the world of ready to wear fashion provide rich backdrops for Danielle Steel’s deeply involving story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everything—except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships.
     
    FIRST SIGHT
     
    New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion Week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, and unflagging work and attention to detail at the semiannual ready to wear fashion shows—the famous prêt-à-porter. At the center of the storm and avalanche of work is American Timmie O’Neill, whose renowned line, Timmie O, is the embodiment of casual chic, in fashion and for the home. She has created a business that inspires, fills, and consumes her life.
     
    With an unerring instinct for what the next trend will be, an innate genius for business, tireless labor, and sheer fearlessness, starting from nothing, over two decades Timmie has built an international empire that has brought her enormous satisfaction and success. In a world where humility and compassion are all too rare, her humor, kindness, integrity, and creativity are inspirational. Yet as blessed as she feels by her success, Timmie harbors the private wounds of a devastating childhood and past tragedy. She is too smart, too experienced, and too hurt to want much in her personal life beyond a succession of convenient, very limited relationships. Always willing to take risks in business, she never risks her heart.
     
    But despite her well-ordered and highly controlled world, it turns out that Timmie O’Neill is not immune to magic when it strikes. And it strikes in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, when an intriguing Frenchman comes into her life when she gets sick. At first, Timmie and Jean-Charles Vernier are only patient and physician. They become confidants and friends, corresponding at a safe distance between Paris and Los Angeles once she goes home. There is every reason why they must remain apart. But neither can deny their growing friendship and the electricity that sparks whenever they meet.
     
    First Sight is as complex and compelling as modern life itself. Careers, families, histories, losses, duty, obligation, and fear of losing control and getting hurt. It is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself. When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy—or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart?

    Praise for First Sight
     
    “A novel about love, in all its heartbreaking and splendid forms.”Kirkus Reviews
     
    “Steel is one of the world’s most popular authors, and this poignant romance is sure to thrill her many loyal fans and reach many new readers, too.”Booklist
     
    “Steel deftly stages heartstring-tugging moments.”Publishers Weekly

  • Speedy Facts

    Fast, fun facts, light, informative text, and colorful images bring facts about the human body to life for kids ages 7-10.

    YOU'RE TALL IN THE MORNING, BUT SHORTER AT NIGHT is a photographic exploration into the human body. Topics include respiration, circulation, digestion, and the senses. Readers will be amazed by the fun, fast facts, while teachers and parents will appreciate the light, informative text and easy-to-follow format.

    Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Scholastic Q&A series, among many other books for children.

  • They Also Serve

    A WAR WITHIN
     
    Colonel Ray Longknife and Marine Captain Mary Rodrigo were once enemies in an interstellar war. Now they’re working together to keep the peace. But can they protect themselves from an enemy they can’t even see?
     
    When a bad space jump flings their starship thousands of light-years away from home, Longknife and Rodrigo make an amazing discovery: a planet inhabited by the descendants of a ship’s crew—lost three hundred years earlier.
     
    As acting ambassador, Longknife is eager to welcome the planet’s population back into the fold of humanity. But Rodrigo is suspicious. She senses that something is wrong under the planet’s veneer of peace and prosperity. And she’s right....

  • Living Dead in Dallas

    The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “addictively entertaining”(Locus) Sookie Stackhouse series.

    Even though Sookie has her own vampire to look out for her—her red-hot, cold-blooded boyfriend, Bill Compton—she has to admit that the bloodsuckers did save her life. So when one of the local Undead asks the cocktail waitress for a favor, she feels like she owes them.

    Soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave—and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

  • The Lost Fleet: Relentless

    Captain John “Black Jack” Geary races to save a group of Alliance POWs from certain death in this gripping novel in New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series.
     
    Alliance prisoners of war are being held at a labor camp in the Heradao star system, which also happens to be the location of the majority of the surviving Syndic warships. Determined not to leave any of his people behind, “Black Jack” Geary orders the fleet to strike hard and fast to rescue the POWs with minimal Alliance losses.
     
    The raid is successful, but victory is short-lived. Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their powerful reserve flotilla in an attempt to annihilate it once and for all—but he doesn’t know where the enemy is located. And as Geary has the fleet jump from one star system to the next, hoping to avoid the inevitable confrontation, saboteurs contribute to the chaos...

  • Mexican WhiteBoy

    Newbery Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña's Mexican WhiteBoy is a story of friendship, acceptance, and the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions.

    Danny is tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy’s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound, he loses it.

    But at his private school, they don’t expect much else from him. Danny is brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he can’t speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes, they’ve got him pegged. But it works the other way too. And Danny’s convinced it’s his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico.

    That’s why he’s spending the summer with his dad’s family. But to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see--the demons that are right in front of his face. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming.

    Matt de la Peña's critically acclaimed novel is an intimate and moving story that offers hope to those who least expect it.

    "[A] first-rate exploration of self-identity."
    --SLJ

    "Unique in its gritty realism and honest portrayal of the complexities of life for inner-city teens...de la Peña poignantly conveys the message that, despite obstacles, you must believe in yourself and shape your own future." --The Horn Book Magazine

    "The baseball scenes...sizzle like Danny's fastball. Danny's struggle to find his place will speak strongly to all teens, but especially to those of mixed race." --Booklist

    "De la Peña blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity." --Kirkus Reviews

    "Mexican WhiteBoy...shows that no matter what obstacles you face, you can still reach your dreams with a positive attitude. This is more than a book about a baseball player--this is a book about life." --Curtis Granderson, New York Mets outfielder

    An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

    A Junior Library Guild Selection

  • The Littlest Viking

    When Amber, the littlest Viking, set out from Scandinavia to seek her fortune she must have got lost on her way! Now she's in Pegwell Bay with no one but her pet squirrel for company. When Katie, Gary and Joshua find her stranded on the beach, they decide to look after her. Now there's a Viking living in their garden!

    Having a Viking in the family isn't always easy. But when the garden is threatened by a nasty neighbour, Amber has some unusual - and hilarious - solutions to their problems . . .

  • The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials-

    ***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."*****

    The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time," continues the epic adventure, catapulting readers between worlds, and toward a devastating discovery.


    Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run, a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels.

    Each is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father—but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart.

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Published in 40 Countries


    “Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.” —The Washington Post

    “Pullman’s imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.”—The Boston Globe

    “The story gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review

  • Everything You Need...science To Know About Science Homework

    With a refreshing new design and fully updated information, the Everything You Need to Know About... series is a first-rate homework reference guide for 4th- 5th- and 6th-graders and their parents!

    The newly revised and updated Everything You Need to Know About... series provides kids and parents with a quick refresher to 4th through 6th grade curriculum topics. The organization and scope of these concise homework-help guides make them an essential reference resource.

    Researched according to middle-grade curriculum and current textbooks, and created in conjunction with subject experts, these titles answer kids' most frequently asked homework questions.

    In SCIENCE, students will find everything from plant and animal kingdoms to ecology.

  • Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language

    “Richard Lederer is the true king of language comedy. Anguished English is the funniest book I have ever read.”—Sidney Sheldon

    Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed Up Metaphors . . . from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, here is an outrageous treasury of assaults upon our common language that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.

  • Hitler's Canary

    It's April 1940 and German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse is ordered by his father to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But Bamse and his daring friend Anton can't resist playing the occasional practical joke on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear that the trouble isn't just going to pass them by, the people of Denmark decide to take action and Bamse and his eccentric family are about to take part in one of history's most dramatic rescues - smuggling Denmark's Jewish population, across the water to Sweden, and safety.

    Many of the characters are based on Sandi's own family, including her father, Bamse, and the book was inspired by the stories her told to her.

  • Cook's Book of Essential Information: A Kitchen Handbook

    “This kitchen reference book is packed with all kinds of information that has never been compiled in one book before.”—Chicago Tribune

    Everything you really need to know about buying, cooking, and storing food is here in one easy-to-use volume. Packed with essential information for both the experienced and the beginning cook, this is a kitchen encyclopedia to keep handy when you need fast, accurate answers to your food questions.

    A complete compendium of:
    • Common Cookbook Terms & Abbreviations
    • Ingredient Substitutions
    • Temperatures and Cooking Times for Dozens of Foods
    • Finest Kitchen Equipment
    • Storage Life for Frozen, Refrigerated, and Shelf Foods
    • Food Additives—the Safe and the Unsafe
    • Nutritional Guidelines . . . and More!
     
    Answers to the food questions you really ask:
    How many graham crackers are needed for one pie shell?
    Can I substitute cocoa for chocolate squares in a recipe?
    Which buy on eggs is best—medium, large, or extra-large?
    How long will a jar of mayo keep in the refrigerator?
    What’s the cooking time for lobster?

  • Fade Away: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD • “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and . . . an entertaining plot.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

    In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating heroes in suspense fiction: the wisecracking, tenderhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar. In this gripping third novel in the acclaimed series, Myron must confront a past that is dead and buried—and more dangerous than ever before.

    The home is top-notch New Jersey suburban. The living room is Martha Stewart. The basement is Legos—and blood. The signs of a violent struggle. For Myron Bolitar, the disappearance of a man he once competed against is bringing back memories—of the sport he and Greg Downing had both played and the woman they both loved. Now, among the stars, the wannabes, the gamblers, and the groupies, Myron is embarking upon the strange ride of a sports hero gone wrong that just may lead to certain death. Namely, his own.

    Praise for Fade Away

    “Brilliant . . . perfect for fans of Sue Grafton, Robert B. Parker, and everyone else.”—Nancy Pickard, author of The Scent of Rain and Lightning

    “Fast action, snappy dialogue . . . [an] enjoyable read.”The Toronto Star

    “Great fun.”—Houston Chronicle


  • Ghost Circles (BONE #7)

    Natural disaster and supernatural evil collide in the seventh volume of the epic BONE series.

    A long-dormant volcano explodes, blacking out the sun, mowing down trees, and filling the land with soot and ash. The Lord of the Locusts has been released. Against this apocalyptic backdrop, the Bone cousins along with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben struggle to reach safe haven in the city of Atheia.
    Meanwhile, Lucius Downs lies severely wounded and trapped with the villagers in the camp at Old Man's Cave.

  • Stargirl

    This beloved celebration of individuality will soon be an original film on Disney+, releasing March 13!

    A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli.

    Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.

    Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

    Don’t miss the sequel, Love, Stargirl, and Jerry Spinelli’s latest novel, The Warden’s Daughter, about another girl who can't help but stand out.
     
    “Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times

  • Trucks

    Feel the power of Tonka exciting oversized and die cut books that capture the most incredible Tonka vehicles in all their glory.

    A new designed streamlined version of the popular 1997 Big Book of Trucks, now with foil on the cover!

  • The Bed and Breakfast Star

    Where do baby apes sleep? In apricots!

    I'm Elsa, and that's one of my jokes (I tell LOTS of jokes and I'm going to be a big star one day). I do my best to cheer my family up - but no one seems to laugh much any more. Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel . . .

  • Worth Dying For: A Jack Reacher Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”—Stephen King, in Entertainment Weekly
     

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child follows the electrifying 61 Hours with his latest Reacher thriller—a story that hits the ground running and then accelerates all the way to a colossal showdown.

    There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.

    The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment that’s already late—and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world.

    For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to keep on going, to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him.

    For Reacher, that was also impossible.

    Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive—a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.

  • Heroes

    Francis Joseph Cassavant is eighteen. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero.

    Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored by many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. A man who destroyed Francis's life.


    Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored by many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. A man who destroyed Francis's life. -->

  • Revelation Space

    The highly-acclaimed first novel in the Revelation Space universe—a debut that has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself...

    “[A] TOUR DE FORCE…RAVISHINGLY INVENTIVE.”—Publishers Weekly
     
    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason—and if that reason is uncovered, the universe—and reality itself—could be irrevocably altered...

  • Christmas In The Country

    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the range of your child's experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!
    Category: Holiday

    This loving celebration of Christmas is as fresh as the season's first snowfall, and as warm as a steaming mug of eggnog. A young girl growing up in the country enjoys a simple but enchanting Christmas with her family. Boxes of treasured homemade ornaments are brought out; an evergreen wreath brightens the front door; and relatives gather for a delicious meal. Captured here are the memorable holiday moments we cherish and remember-always.

  • Clear and Present Danger (Movie Tie-In)

    Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski!

    In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan gets caught in a war between the United States and a Colombian drug cartel and uncovers a shocking conspiracy.


    When Colombian drug lords assassinate both the U.S. ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI, their actions trigger a covert response from the American government--a response that goes horribly wrong...

    As the newly named Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, Jack Ryan should be privy to operations like the one in Colombia, but he's been left completely in the dark. With the help of field officer John Clark, Ryan intends to find out what's really going on. But while they expect danger from without, the greatest threat of all may come from within.

  • The Little Island

    Children’s book icon Margaret Wise Brown – writer of the cherished classic Goodnight Moon – and Caldecott Medal-winner Leonard Weisgard bring young readers an enduring picture book about the magic of nature.
     
    Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal, this beautifully moving story centers around a little island in the midst of the wide ocean, and the curious kitten who comes to visit. As the seasons pass, the island and the creatures who call it home witness an ever-changing array of sights, smells, and sounds – proving that, no matter how small, we are all an important part of the world.

  • Circle of Friends: A Novel

    “[An] irresistible invitation to share the lives of people who believe in enduring values.”—Detroit Free Press

    It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen.

    Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents. . . .
    Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns.
    Eve and Benny—they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains . . . except their own.

    It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a. . . Circle Of Friends.

    Praise for Circle of Friends

    “A rare pleasure . . . at terrific tale, told by a master storyteller.”—Susan Isaacs, The New York Times Book Review

    Circle of Friends welcomes you in.”The Washington Post

  • Child of the Wolves

    Granite, a Siberian husky puppy, is all alone in the Alaskan forest after escaping from his kennel. Each moment of his life is threatened until Snowdrift, a great white wolf, welcomes him into a wolf pack. But Granite must earn his place among the wolf tribe by facing vicious attacks from the other wolves, the human wolf hunters, and the constant challenges of the frozen forest.

  • Cooking for Life: A Guide to Nutrition and Food Safety for the HIV-Positive Community

    This groundbreaking, compassionate, and medically sound sourcebook is a food bible for the HIV community and their caregivers.

    One single factor can have life-or-death importance for someone with HIV: food. The right diet and nutrition can boost the immune system, and most important, maintain lean body mass. Cooking for Life contains all the information you need about one of the safest, most effective, yet underutilized, weapons for staying well.

    Find out why food poisoning, even a mild case, is highly dangerous . . . and what steps will protect you at home or while eating out. Discover what liquid nutritional supplements can do for the HIV-positive person . . . and how to make them taste better. Learn how to identify the fundamental components of a sound diet—including soluble and insoluble fiber, complementary and complete proteins, and much more.

    “An excellent, very readable book, full of practical information. It belongs in all collections on AIDS care.”—John S. James, editor and publisher, AIDS Treatment News

  • Beyond Bedtime Stories: A Parent's Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills from Birth to 5

    While most parents understand the importance of promoting literacy in their young children, they often aren't sure how to do it. This book provides guidance. Taking a “literacy-throughout-the-day” approach, the authors organize the book around spaces in the home-the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and so forth-and suggest fun, stimulating activities for building children's reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in those spaces. Filled with tips, photos, milestones to watch for, and great ideas to try today, Beyond Bedtime Stories is essential reading. For use with Grades PreK-K.

  • Bilingual Tales: La lechera / The Milkmaid

    La pequena lechera va a la ciudad para vender la leche y por el camino suena con todas las cosas que comprara con el dinero que gane: una gallina que pondra huevos, con los huevos saldran pollitos, vendera los pollitos y se comprara un cerdo... y asi, sigue sonando despierta hasta que se tropieza y al caerse la leche, desaparecen sus suenos. Version bilingue.

  • Reader Collection: Dinosaurs (Scholastic Reader Collection Lvl 1): 4 Favorite Stories!

    Four fun and fact-filled dinosaur-themed readers are bound in a 6 x 9 paper-over-board format. Two fiction and two nonfiction stories introduce the youngest readers to fossils and different species of dinosaurs through informative, funny, and even frightening tales!

    This bind-up includes:
    Magic Matt and the Dinosaur
    What the Dinosaurs Saw
    Dinosaur Garden
    Dinosaurs

  • Dragons of Deltora #3: Isle of the Dead

    Lief, Barda, and Jasmine face their starkest challenge yet as they must travel into the hideous Isle of the Dead in order to defeat the evil Shadow Lord's plan to return to power.

  • 20,000 Secrets of Tea: The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs

    Fight Colds and Flu
    Lower Cholesterol
    Beat Depression
    Banish Fatigue
    Enhance Memory
    Lose Weight
    And More!

    An ancient Chinese legend: Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets. When the son went to his father's grave, he found, growing on the site, the tea shrub....

    Teas are the gentle, natural, most beneficial way to absorb the healing properties of herbs--easily and inexpensively. A simple cup of tea not only has the power to soothe and relax but to deliver healing herbal agents to the bloodstream more quickly than capsules, tinctures, or infusions. Feeling tired? Rose hip tea will rev you up and beautify your skin. Need some help with your diet? Ginger tea will provide the boost you need and help aching joints too. Hot or iced, these pure and simple drinks offer delicious ways to stay healthy and revitalize you from the inside out. This unique guide offers:

    An A-Z listing of common ailments followed by the teas best used to treat them
    Instructions on how to create your own medicinal kitchen
    Advice on creating your own tea blends
    Descriptions of the top 100 herbs and their secret healing properties
    And much, much more!

  • Light His Fire: How to Keep Your Man Passionately and Hopelessly in Love With You

    Have you given up on love in a marriage gone stale? Are you seeking commitment in a world of  footloose men? Whether you're married, engaged, or  single and looking, Ellen Kreidman’s 7-step guide shows  you how to have a love affair with the man of your  choice for the rest of your life.

    Discover:

    • Why men fall in love—and how to make him fall  in love all over again . . . with you.
    • Fifty-one foolproof ways to keep his fire lit.
    • How to make your man a sex object—he’ll love  it!
    • How to put fun, growth, thrills, and communication into your relationship.
    • How to make him feel so special you’ll always be the one-and-only woman in his life.

    Join the thousands who have learned the secret of keeping  passion alive and the joy of love that lasts a  lifetime.

  • Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy: "The Universe Next Door", "The Trick Top Hat", & "The Homing Pigeons"

    The sequel to the cult classic The Illuminatus! Trilogy, this is an epic fantasy that offers a twisted look at our modern-day world--a reality that exists in another dimension of time and space that may be closer than we think.

  • Hannibal: A Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Is it as good as Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs? No . . . this one is better.”—Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

    You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he’s been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.

    But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter’s world, piercing his new identity, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter. And all three will get their wish. But only one will live long enough to savor the reward. . . . 

    Praise for Hannibal

    “Interested in getting the hell scared out of you? Buy this book on a Friday . . . lock all doors and windows. And by Monday , you might just be able to sleep without a night-light.”Newsday

    “Strap yourself in for one heck of a ride. . . . It’ll scare your socks off.”—Denver Post

    “A stunner . . . writing in language as bright and precise as a surgeon’s scalpel, Harris has created a world as mysterious as Hannibal’s memory palace and as disturbing as a Goya painting. This is one book you don’t want to read alone at night.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    “Relentless . . . endlessly terrifying . . . 486 fast-paced pages, in which every respite is but a prelude to further furious action . . . Hannibal begins with a murderous paroxysm that leaves the reader breathless. . . . Hannibal speaks to the imagination, to the feelings, to the passions, to exalted senses and to debased ones. Harris’s voice will be heard for a while.”Los Angeles Times

    “A pleasurable sense of dread.”The Wall Street Journal

    “Enormously satisfying . . . a smashing good time, turning the pages for thrills, chills, horror and finally, a bracing, deliciously wicked slap in the face . . . perhaps the very best the thriller/horror genre is capable of producing.”San Diego Union-Tribune

  • Does My Head Look Big In This?

    When sixteen-year-old Amal decides to wear the hijab full-time, her entire world changes, all because of a piece of cloth...

    Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full-time and everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else.
    Can she handle the taunts of "towel head," the prejudice of her classmates, and still attract the cutest boy in school? Brilliantly funny and poignant, Randa Abdel-Fattah's debut novel will strike a chord in all teenage readers, no matter what their beliefs.

  • 10,000 Names for Your Baby

    Bigger and better than ever, this comprehensive reference provides all the information parents need to choose the best name for their baby. Packed with thousands of new choices and the latest findings on how our names can affect our personal and professional lives, this book makes finding the perfect name easier than ever. Discover:

    Place names: Jamaica, Dakota, Sierra
    Surnames for first names: Madison, Harper, Taylor
    Names from nature: Lark, Pearl, Sage
    Names from mythology: Daphne, Thea, Gareth
    10 issues to consider before naming a baby
    Concise overview of the most popular name categories
    Completely revised horoscopes to predict a baby's talents and tendencies
    And much more!

  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

    Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease.

    With the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp?

    This edition of the beloved classic features an introduction by Aiken's daughter, Lizza, providing insight into the struggles Aiken—much like her heroines—had to endure before finally finishing this classic story a decade after she started writing it.

  • I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!: Daily Affirmations By Stuart Smalley

    The ultimate meditation book, not to be grandiose...

    Take a hilarious, healing journey with Stuart Smalley as he careens down the road to Recovery.  For one entire year Stuart recorded an affirmation a day...except when he had taken to his bed (but that's Okay)...and the result is the most entertaining and indispensable meditation book ever.

    From program wisdom (Denial Ain't Just a River in Egypt!  December 1) to survival tips (When I Go Home to Visit My Family I Will Stay in a Motel! September 26) to some good sound practical advice (I am entitled to file for an Extension on my Income Taxes!  April 15th), Stuart's affirmations will empower you!

    Work, Friendship, Love, Spirituality, Codependency, Self-Esteem, Acceptance...Stuart deals with it all.  And as you share his ups and downs, his triumphs and shame spirals, you will come to see the ultimate truth of Stuart's March 21st affirmation:  Today I Will Laugh--At Least Once!

  • More Anguished English: an Expose of Embarrassing Excruciating, and Egregious Errors in English

    All the joy of the best-selling  Anguished English is back! 2,000 all-new  side-splitting flubs, fluffs, and hilariously funny  accidental assaults on our language.

  • Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black in the Rural South

    The unforgettable memoir of a woman at the front lines of the civil rights movement—a harrowing account of black life in the rural South and a powerful affirmation of one person’s ability to affect change.
     
    “Anne Moody’s autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to her courage.”—Chicago Tribune
     
    Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till’s lynching. Before then, she had “known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was . . . the fear of being killed just because I was black.” In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life.

    A straight-A student who realized her dream of going to college when she won a basketball scholarship, she finally dared to join the NAACP in her junior year. Through the NAACP and later through CORE and SNCC, she experienced firsthand the demonstrations and sit-ins that were the mainstay of the civil rights movement—and the arrests and jailings, the shotguns, fire hoses, police dogs, billy clubs, and deadly force that were used to destroy it.

    A deeply personal story but also a portrait of a turning point in our nation’s destiny, this autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one of the footsoldiers in the civil rights movement.

    Praise for Coming of Age in Mississippi
     
    “A history of our time, seen from the bottom up, through the eyes of someone who decided for herself that things had to be changed . . . a timely reminder that we cannot now relax.”—Senator Edward Kennedy, The New York Times Book Review

    “Something is new here . . . rural southern black life begins to speak. It hits the page like a natural force, crude and undeniable and, against all principles of beauty, beautiful.”The Nation

    “Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful . . . so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down.”San Francisco Sun-Reporter

  • Drums of Autumn

    The magnificent saga continues....

    It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna....

    Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....

  • Lush

    Natasha Friend is a Judy Blume for today -- clearly evident in this remarkable new novel about a girl whose father is an alcoholic and how she and her family learn to deal with his condition.

    It's hard to be a 13-year-old girl. But it's even harder when your father's a drunk. It adds an extra layer to everything -- your family's reactions to things, the people you're willing to bring home, the way you see yourself and the world. For Samantha, it's something that's been going on for so long that she's almost used to it. Only, you never get used to it. Especially when it starts to get worse...

  • Together

    Cartwheel has partnered with Read to Feed and Heifer International to create this picture book about working together. Heifer is a nonprofit organization devoted to ending world hunger.

    The sheep bleats, "Baa, baa, baa."
    She gives us warm, soft wool.
    Giving to me, giving to you,
    Together there's a lot we can do.

    The beautifully illustrated picture book TOGETHER introduces children to farm animals and the ways they work to provide for us. 50,000 paperback editions of TOGETHER are being donated to Heifer International for distribution.

  • Childe Morgan

    New York Times bestselling author of In the King's Service

    Alaric Morgan has been pledged to the king's service. His Deryni blood makes him ideal to safeguard the Haldane kings and ensure that Prince Brion shall have the protection of his hereditary magic.

  • Starbound

    Carmen Dula and her husband spent six years travelling to the distant home of the powerful race known as "The Others," in the hopes of forging a truce. But by the time Carmen returns to Earth, fifty years have passed-and the Earthlings have built a flotilla of warships to defend Earth against The Others.

    But The Others have more power than anyone could imagine-and they will brook no insolence from the upstart human race.

  • 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 4th Grade: Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in School

    Research shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities. For use with Grade 4.

  • Scholastic Reader Level 2: Super Fly Guy

    Tedd Arnold's hilarious SUPER FLY GUY, originally published in 2006, is now available in paperback with foil on the cover!

    The second book in a humorous, award-winning series about a boy and his pet fly is now available as a Level 2 reader!

    Fly Guy loves the school lunchroom. But when the lunch ladies discover there's a fly in the cafeteria, chaos ensues!

    Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy-to-read story that is full of fun and excitement.

  • Dinosaur Dinosaur

    From the best-selling team that created CHUGGA-CHUGGA CHOO-CHOO comes a silly, read-aloud picture book based on a classic jump-rope rhyme.

    Dinosaur, dinosaur,
    run outside and play.
    Busy-whizzy dinosaur,
    all the livelong day!

    Stomping, jumping, bouncing, and pouncing . . . when you're a little dinosaur, there's so much to do before the sun goes down and it is time for bed.

  • Tara Road: A Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A tender novel of the pleasures and pitfalls of friendship Tara Road is an ultramodern love story for women, about women, between women that is sure to delight.”—Newsday

    New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy's graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide--and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation, Tara Road explores every woman's fantasy: escape, into another place, another life. "What if . . ." Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date.

    Praise for Tara Road

    “Her best work yet . . . Tara Road is like a total immersion in a colorful new world, where the last page comes too soon.”Seattle Times 

    “An irresistible tale.”Elle

    “Engrossing.”Wall Street Journal

    “Difficult to put down!”Denver Post

    “One of Binchy's best.”Kirkus Reviews

  • One False Move: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    It’s no secret that Harlan Coben’s name is synonymous with unrelenting suspense. In this compelling fifth novel in his acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, the unforgettable sports agent agrees to protect basketball star Brenda Slaughter while trying to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.

    As a big-time New York sports agent, Myron has a professional interest in Brenda. Then a personal one. But between them isn’t just the difference in their backgrounds or the color of their skin. Between them is a chasm of corruption and lies, a vicious young mafioso on the make, and one secret that some people are dying to keep–and others are killing to protect.

  • Tell No One: A Novel

    “Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist.”—Dan Brown

    For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive. 

    Everyone tells him it’s time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible—that somewhere, somehow, his wife is alive . . . and he’s been warned to tell no one.

    Praise for Tell No One

    “A thriller of runaway tension . . . masterful suspense and explosive twists of fate.”—Iris Johansen

    “A compelling and original suspense thriller.”Los Angeles Times

    “Nonstop action with plot twists galore.”—Phillip Margolin

  • Can You See What I See?: Trucks and Cars: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve

    Search-and-find fun--especially for little ones! From bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick.



    From the photographer of the bestselling I SPY books, Can You See What I See? : Trucks and Cars is a rhyming, search-and-find board book--especially written for babies and toddlers. Children can look for all sorts of fun vehicles--hot rods, fire trucks, trains, and more--hidden in the colorful photographs on each spread!

  • This Book Is A Joke

    Filled with all categories of hilarious antics, from creepy-crawly jokes to comics, it's a smarter, funnier joke book for discriminating humorists. Each page guarantees guffaws, giggles, and groans.

    This book IS a joke! It includes hundreds of the wackiest gut-busting, knee-slapping jokes around. But writer/illustrator Holly Kowitt goes beyond the classic lists and pushes the humor envelope, loading the book with comic strips, character sketches, falsified photo captions, and other elements reminiscent of MAD Magazine's heyday. Organized by joke category with sidebars and line art, it's easy to navigate or to just pick up for a surefire laughfest. Funnier and smarter than the average joke book, it guarantees to make readers funnier and smarter, too.

  • Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To 24-Month-Old

    The child from twelve to twenty-four months of age is a joy to have around—some of the time, that is. This child is growing at an incredible rate, learning to walk, learning to touch, learning to love, and learning to say “No!” for the first time. All of this can be quite a handful for the new parent.
     
    In this first book in the series from the renowned Gesell Institute, which includes Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old, the authors discuss all important questions that concern the twelve- to twenty-four-month-old child. They examine the various stages of development between infancy and toddlerhood: what new things the child can do; how the child acts with parents and other people; what the child thinks and feels.
     
    Included in this book:
    • Sleeping and feeding routines
    • A one-year-old’s view of the world—and herself
    • Accomplishments and abilities
    • The basics of toilet training
    • Stories from real life
    • A list of age-appropriate toys and books
    • A bibliography for parents
     
    “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

  • Chestnut Hill #1: The New Class

    From the author of the popular Heartland books comes a smart, sassy series set at an exclusive, all-girls boarding school in Virginia, where horses--and status--mean everything.

    Welcome to Chestnut Hill, a prestigious boarding school with a rich tradition of academics, horses, and rivalry. This year, five girls from different backgrounds will challenge the Chestnut Hill stereotype. There's witty, spunky Dylan; secretive Malory; western tomboy Lani; Honey, the soft-spoken Brit; and polished New Yorker Razina. None is prepared for the social or riding rigors, and they all doubt they will fit in -- certainly not if queen bee Lynsey and her clique have any say. But if this unlikely fivesome can band together, they may prove themselves the true stars of Chestnut Hill.

  • Maya & Miguel

    SideKicks(tm) is a line of toys based on your favorite characters from our book, video, and film library.

    Paco is the Santos family pet. A colorful parrot with a colorful personality, Paco is a bilingual bird (speaking both Spanish and English) who is never at a loss for words. He has an unerring knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Paco is more than just a pet -- Maya and Miguel consider him a part of their family, and Paco considers them a part of his flock! Watch it on PBS KIDS GO!

  • A New Doll For Baby Daisy / Un muñeco para Bebé Daisy: (Bilingual)

    Enjoy the winning combination of the bilingual Spanish-English format, adorable Disney characters, and a favorite early-childhood concept --all in a sturdy board book.

    Una gran noticia: ¡ahora los libros de los bebés de Disney son bilingües! Es más fácil y más divertido que nunca que su bebé aprenda con los adorables bebés de Disney acerca de los colores, las formas, las letras y otros conceptos importantes. Repletos de aventuras divertidas de Disney, estos coloridos libros de cartón son irresistibles. Cada uno tiene oraciones simples tanto en inglés como en español para que el aprendizaje sea muy fácil. Además, ¡las páginas de cartón y las esquinas redondeadas aseguran que los chicos no se hagan daño!

  • How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

    The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their fourth original dinosaur board book, a fun guide to friendship and playing nicely with others.

    What if a dinosaur's friends come to play?
    Does he mope, does he pout if he can't get his way?
    Does he hide all his dump trucks, refusing to share?
    Does he throw his friends' coloring books up in the air?

    Time and time again, children are told to "play nice." This brilliantly illustrated board book is packed with rhymes that will teach children how. Mark Teague's laugh-aloud illustrations, along with Jane Yolen's playful text, will show children that "playing nice" can be easy and fun. Perfect for parents to read aloud with their children, this book is as humorous as it is instructive.

  • Shark Who Was Afraid Of Everything

    This adorable book set in rhyme teaches children that sometimes a good friend can make it easier to overcome fears.

    As hard as he tries, Sharkie never seems to be able to overcome being scared of the world around him. He decides to run away. Luckily, a new friend named Lily follows Sharkie and the two play together for hours--until they find themselves lost. Can Sharkie overcome his fears, comfort Lily, and help get them home safely?

  • Bravo Two Zero: The Harrowing True Story of a Special Forces Patrol Behind the Lines in Iraq

    Their mission: To take out the scuds. Eight went out. Five came back. Their story had been closed in secrecy. Until now. They were British Special Forces, trained to be the best. In January 1991 a squad of eight men went behind the Iraqi lines on a top secret mission. It was called Bravo Two Zero. On command was Sergeant Andy McNab. "They are the true unsung heroes of the war." -- Lt. Col. Steven Turner, American F-15E commander. Dropped into "scud alley" carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work. The weather turned cold enough to freeze diesel fuel. And they had been spotted. Their only chance at survival was to fight their way to the Syrian border seventy-five miles to the northwest and swim the Euphrates river to freedom. Eight set out. Five came back. "I'll tell you who destroyed the scuds -- it was the British SAS. They were fabulous." -- John Major, British Prime Minister. This is their story. Filled with no-holds-barred detail about McNab's capture and excruciating torture, it tells of men tested beyond the limits of human endurance... and of the war you didn't see on CNN. Dirty, deadly, and fought outside the rules.

  • Bluford High #3: Secrets in the Shadows

    Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

    Roylin Bailey is living a nightmare--and it's all his fault. It started when the new student, Korie Archer, arrived in his history class. She was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen, and unlike most people at Bluford High, she seemed to like him. But when Roylin tried to impress her, he made a terrible mistake. Now one of his friends is gone, and someone is out to destroy him. Caught in a tightening web of lies and threats, Roylin is desperate for a way out.

  • Gingerbread Man Activity Developmental Toy

    Introducing SideKicks™ Baby a new infant product line which features plush toys, rattles, musical toys, developmental learning toys and security blankets!

    These products will allow parents to see their babies begin to explore the world around them with characters that they themselves grew up with and loved as children.
    The Gingerbread Man has been a classic storybook character for over 30 years. Now it comes to life for your child to treasure for years to come.
    "Run, run
    as fast as you can.
    You can't catch me.
    I'm the Gingerbread Man."

  • Sapphire Battersea

    Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her beautiful new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But things don't always go as planned...

    Follow the twists and turns of Hetty's adventure as she goes out to work as a maid for a wealthy man. She longs to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jem - but also finds a new sweetheart, Bertie the butcher's boy, who whisks her away from her chores to experience the delights of the funfair!

    But Hetty's life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?

  • Bionicle Encyclopedia

    The ultimate guide to BIONICLE ® and a must-have for all fans. New and Updated!

    An encyclopedic look at the entire Bionicle story line, featuring new and updated entries. Want to know more about the Piraka? They're all here. And what about Nidhiki or Makuta? The Toa? The Toa Inika? The city of Metru Nui? And the watery world of Mahri Nui? It's all here: everything you ever wanted to know - and some things you may never have asked. The answers to your questions are inside this book.

    A must-have for fans of all ages whether they are new to the property or think they know it all.

  • The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

    Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a mission.

    After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
    Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.

  • Anastasia Krupnik

    To Anastasia Krupnik, being ten is very confusing. For one thing, she has this awful teacher who can't understand why Anastasia doesn't capitalize or punctuate her poems. Then, there's Washburn Cummings, a very interesting sixth-grade boy who doesn't even know she is alive. Even her parents have become difficult. They insist she visit her 92-year-old grandmother who can never remember Anastasia's name. On top of that, they're going to have a baby -- at their age! It's enough to make a kid want to do something terrible. Anastasia knows that if she didn't have her secret green notebook to write in, she would never make it to her eleventh birthday.

  • Scholastic Pocket Dictionary

    The Scholastic Pocket Dictionary is perfect for 9- to 12-year-olds who have advanced beyond the Scholastic Children's Dictionary but aren't quite ready for an adult dictionary.

    The Scholastic Pocket Dictionary was created from the database used for the best-selling Scholastic Children's Dictionary. Its important features include:

    Design. The three-color design was created to appeal to middle graders. The generously spaced two-column format makes it easy for students to locate the words they need.

    Pronunciation key. An easy-to-use phonetic pronunciation system is used so kids don't have to decipher confusing symbols. We also provide pronunciations for all words, unlike our competitors.

  • How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

    This inspiring and inventive guide teaches readers how to develop their full potential by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci.

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as:

    •Problem solving
    •Creative thinking
    •Self-expression
    •Enjoying the world around you 
    •Goal setting and life balance 
    •Harmonizing body and mind

    Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. 

    Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind.

  • A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume Two

    The second volume in a four-part full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark A Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

    As chaos grips Westeros, a flaming red comet continues to burn a crimson path across the sky. Some see this fiery herald as a sign of their impending victory. Others see it as a mark of the blood and terror that will soon engulf this divided kingdom. But one thing is certain: None of the six contenders who seek either the Iron Throne, or the lands their ancestors once held as kings, are willing to back down. And as factions scatter or come together, there are many witnesses to the unrest that is to come.

    Arya Stark finds herself in the heart of enemy territory at Harrenhal, while her mother is trapped between two brothers battling each other for their dead brother’s throne. In the heart of King’s Landing, Tyrion is busy ferreting out traitors as the Hand of the King, while Jon is beginning to comprehend the lawlessness of life beyond the Wall. New friends arrive in Winterfell for Bran, a forgotten son finds life in the Iron Islands quite different than he remembered, and the Mother of Dragons at last arrives in the fabled city of Qarth.

    But even as these would-be kings draw their lines of battle, it is the people of Westeros who will most suffer for their ambitions. For when kings clash, it is the commoners who bear the greatest cost.

  • The Atrocity Archives

    The first novel in Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross's witty Laundry Files series.


    Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. His world was dull and safe - but then he went and got Noticed.

    Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, parallel universes, dimension-hopping terrorists, monstrous elder gods and the end of the world. Only one thing is certain: it will take more than a full system reboot to sort this mess out . . .

  • Rice: Utilization

    During the 10 years that have passed since the first edition of Rice: Production and Utilization was published in 1980, much new information on processing and utilization of rice cereal has apeared in the liter ature. The 15 chapters of Volume 2 cover rice flours in baking, rice e nrichment, parboiled rice, rice quality and grades, quick-cooking rice, canning, freezing and freeze-drying rice breakfast cereals and baby foods, fermented rice products, rice snack foods, rice vinegar, rice h ulls, rice oil, and rice bran. A chapter on the nutritional quality of rice endosperm is also presented.

  • Orange Is The New Pink

    Summer in the city has never been so hot!

    New York City, here she comes! Babylon Edison is headed for a summer gig at Orange, the most fabulous magazine around. She and her fellow editors will be planning stories, running photo shoots, interviewing the hottest stars, and scoping out the coolest trends. Babyl is ready for anything...but she doesn't expect the intense rivalries, or the added drama of a simmering crush. With the entire city at their feet, and plenty of hot boys within reach, the girls are in for the most exciting and scandalous summer of their lives.

  • Real Moments for Lovers: The Enlightened Guide for Discovering Total Passion and True Intimacy

    Here is a liberating vision of love that offers couples powerful new ways of using words and touch to create levels of intimacy they have never reached before. Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., reveals how partners can experience deeper sexual and emotional connections as she helps them become better lovers in--and out of--the bedroom.



    Interweaving the sensual and the spiritual, Real Moments for Lovers offers inspiration for finding profound meaning in our most intimate relationships. It shows couples how to make their relationship a sanctuary from stress and distress, and how lovemaking can not only satisfy the body but nourish the spirit. Combining wisdom, clarity, and exciting new insights, it is the unique and essential guide for all those seeking true spiritual and sexual fulfillment.

  • The Loop

    From the author of The Horse Whisperer comes the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, an extraordinary new novel of love, family, and man's struggle with the wild.

    A pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century earlier they were slaughtered by the thousands. Biologist Helen Ross has come to Hope from the East, fleeing a life in shambles, determined to save the wolves from those who seek to destroy them. But an ancient hatred awaits her in Hope, a hatred that will tear a family and ultimately the community apart. And soon Helen is at the center of the storm, by loving the wrong man, by defying the wrong man . . . by daring to lead a town out of the violent darkness of its past. . . .

    Visit the Nicholas Evans Web site at http://www.nicholasevans.com

  • Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor

    John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of  Investment Companies, has built a $100 billion  mutual fund company on principles of candor, fairness,  and low cost. The most outspoken critic of the  mutual fund industry, Bogle speaks to the serious  mutual fund investor, both novice and seasoned, in  this straightforward assessment of an industry Bogle  himself helped revolutionize. Here he offers the  essential principles of canny mutual fund  investing, as well as caveats to protect the investor.  Readers will learn how to: Ask three critical  questions before investing. Evaluate risk tolerance and  design a portfolio to meet current financial  objectives. Develop a diversified portfolio of equity  funds, bonds, and money market funds that will  weather the market's short term variations. Apply  Bogle's eight model portfolios to achieve their own  financial goals. Always find themselves in a winning  money market fund. Protect themselves from  inflation Use index funds to effectively balance  risk/return. Anyone who is serious about mutual funds can  apply the dynamic investment principles of  Bogle On Mutual Funds to establish a  winning, long-term investment portfolio.

  • Duel Masters: Chapter Book #5: Coin Toss

    Don't miss these thrilling stories based on episodes from the Duel Masters TV show!

    Shobu finally gets invited to compete in the Temple! In order to reach the next level and battle the famous Hakuoh, he has to earn 50 winner's tokens.

    No problem -- until the other duelists memorize Shobu's favorite deck. If Shobu can't let go of the past, his opponents will toss a coin to decide who gets to defeat him -- permanently!

  • He's With Me

    Just in time for summer comes the perfect beach read! Humor and romance abound in this fresh, fun take on summer love.

    Lexie has always had a crush on Jake, her brother Colin's best friend. But she knows Jake thinks of her like a sister, and has never made a move. But when beautiful alpha girl Bree McKennis sets her sights on Jake, he has to come up with a plan to turn her down...without incurring the wrath of the most popular girl in school. That's when Colin comes up with the plan: Lexie can pretend to be Jake's girlfriend. But Lexie has never had a real boyfriend, let alone a pretend one! Can she manage to convince Jake that they're meant to be...and avoid getting killed by Bree McKennis?

  • Sins & Shadows

    Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual, in a world where magic is real-and where death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you.

    But when an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she's closing up shop-until a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover.

    And he won't take no for an answer.

  • Rolling Thunder

    Lieutenant Patricia Kelly Elizabeth Strickland?otherwise known as Podkayne?has joined the Music, Arts, and Drama Division of the Martian Navy, passing the audition with a little help from some higher-ups. And now she?s going to Europa, one of Jupiter?s many moons, to be an entertainer. But she?s about to learn that there can be plenty of danger to go around in the Martian Navy, even if you?ve just signed on to sing.

  • Is My Child OK?: When Behavior is a Problem, When It's Not, and When to Seek Help

    My kindergartner insists on wearing the same dress day after day.  What should I do?
    My twelve-year-old is a target of the class bully.  Should I intervene?  
    My four-year-old is coming home with other kids' toys in his pocket.  Should I be concerned?

    Is my child normal? Every parent has asked the question at one time or another. Now this wise and compassionate guide, written by an expert in children's mental health, offers reassuring words for worried parents--plus concrete ways to spot the difference between a normal stage of development...and a true problem. In most cases, childhood problems will clear up with a healthy dose of common sense and loving parental attention. But sometimes professional help or medication is needed. This one-stop reference book--organized by symptom and covering everything from tantrums to learning disorders--tells parents what's "normal," what's not, how best to help your child through a rocky period, and when to get an expert's help.
    Discover:
    How much fighting between siblings is "normal" (page 94)
    What to do if your child is the class bully--or the victim of a bully (page 89)
    How to determine if your child has ADD--or if he's just a little more active and a little less patient (page 106)
    Tough questions parents must ask themselves when they're dealing with chronic separation anxiety (page 37)
    How to help a child who suddenly refuses to go to school (page 124)
    The growing concern surrounding childhood eating disorders (page 172)
    And much more

  • Bionicle Adventures #1: Mystery of Metru Nui

    New heroes. New villians. A new mission.
    Share in the legend with books based on LEGO's BIONICLE action figures.

    The city of Metru Nui is divided into six parts. Each part has a guardian--a Toa--who watches over the Matoran who live there. However, something strange is happening: Matoran are vanishing and it's up to the Toa to find them and to discover what is causing the disappearances. Do the Toa have the skills to solve this mystery? Or will they finally meet their match?

  • The Name Jar

    The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?

    Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.

  • The Magic School Bus Science Reader: The Magic School Bus Has a Heart (Level 2)

    Based upon the award-winning TV series, Magic School Bus Scholastic Readers make learning an adventure!

    Ms. Frizzle's class is learning about the heart. They get in the Magic School Bus because they are going to see a movie. But they find themselves on a heart-pounding adventure!

    The bus ends up going through Keesha's circulatory system. The class travels through the bloodstream and learns about the heart's job and how it works with the lungs.

    Hop on the Magic School Bus and find out what's at the heart of it all!

  • Deerskin

    “A fierce and beautiful story of rage and compassion, betrayal and loyalty, damage and love...A fairy tale for adults, one you'll never forget.”—Alice Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic

    The only daughter of a beloved king and queen, Princess Lissar has grown up in the shadow of her parent’s infinite adoration for each other—an infatuation so great that it could only be broken by the queen’s unexpected passing. As Lissar reaches womanhood, it becomes clear to everyone in the kingdom that she has inherited her late mother’s breathtaking beauty. But on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Lissar's exquisite looks become a curse...

    Betrayed and abused, Lissar is forced to flee her home to escape her father's madness. With her loyal dog Ash at her side, Lissar finds refuge in the mountains where she has the chance to heal and start anew. And as she unlocks a door to a world of magic, Lissar finds the key to her survival and begins an adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

  • MythOS

    Computer savvy sorcerer Ravirn learns that not every world is user friendly in this WebMage novel from Kelly McCullough.

    In the 21st century, magic has advanced with the times and gone digital. Ravirn—umpteenth great-grandson of one of the three Fates—is a talented sorcerer, a computer hacker extraordinaire, and in the process of becoming a minor demi-god. His best friend and familiar is both a goblin and a laptop, changing shape from one to the other as needed.
     
    While repairing Necessity (the badly-broken sentient computer that runs the multiverse), Ravirn is thrown into a very different place, a parallel world where the Greek gods are only myths. This strange realm is ruled by the Norse pantheon of gods—Odin, Thor, and other fun-loving brutes—and their magic uses a completely different operating system. A system that Ravirn will have to hack if he ever wants to get out of Asgard alive…

  • The Fiery Cross

    The dazzling fifth volume of Diana Gabaldon’s extraordinary Outlander saga, featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

    The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge.

    Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleftstone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time—1743—when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George’s army.

    Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchor—Jamie Fraser. Her unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes....

    Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgettable, The Fiery Cross is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama.

  • UFO Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence

    From Government secret files...The report that shocked the Congress!

    The shattering report that stunned the world's top leaders now available to the public!

    Are UFOs in our midst?   The evidence mounts....

    1952. UFO squadrons over Washington, D.C. Tracked on radar. Visual sightings by military. Verdict: "Unexplainable."

    1976. UFO dogfight with F-4 Phantom II jets over Tehran. Weapons "jammed." Radar/visual confirmation. Verdict: "Unavailable: Top Secret."

    1981. UFO lands in Trans-en-Provence. Investigated by French police. Soil samples analyzed. Verdict: "UFO. No hoax."

    Compiled here are the most compelling and authenticated UFO cases ever recorded. Fresh from the government's secret files, spanning over a half century of eyewitness testimony, documented sightings, and unexplained phenomena, this groundbreaking compilation presents the chilling evidence that UFOs are real--and that a government cover-up has long suppressed the stunning truth.

    Complete with excerpts from official transcripts, diagrams, and photos, UFO Briefing Document, funded by Laurance Rockefeller and presented to Congress, contains critical information the public has a right to know....now, before it is too late.

  • Rainbow Magic #7: Heather the Violet Fairy

    The seven Rainbow Fairies are missing! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each RAINBOW MAGIC book. Read all seven books to help rescue the fairies and bring the sparkle back to Fairyland!

    Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. If they don't return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

    The merry-go-round whisks Rachel and Kirsty away to a magical world. Could Heather the Violet Fairy have something to do with it?

    Help the girls find the last Rainbow Fairy, and bring the color back to Fairyland!

  • Beyond the Rhine: A Screaming Eagle in Germany

    "I was nineteen years old and now had three major campaigns under my belt. I had been wounded three different times, and, in seniority, was one of the oldest of the old men..."

    In 1945 the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne came staggering out of the frozen killing fields of Bastogne. Tired, ragged, and hungry, the Screaming Eagles had proven their valor from D-day through horrendous battles in France, Holland, and Belgium. Now it was time for a lethal strike against the Nazis, and an all-out assault on Germany itself.

    This powerful memoir chronicles the death throes of World War II in Europe as witnessed by a young soldier grown old before his time. From daring night raids behind enemy lines to river crossings and assaults on die-hard pockets of resistance, Burgett recounts acts of courage, cowardice, and anger in the face of a splintered but still dangerous enemy. Most of all, Beyond the Rhine is an unforgettable portrait of war’s aftermath. For as the Screaming Eagles fought on through sniper-infested towns, through the Black Forest in Bavaria to Hitler’s famous mountaintop retreat, they would come face-to-face with the unspeakable horrors the Nazis left behind...Beyond the Rhine.

  • First Truth

    Before she wrote as New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison, Dawn Cook wrote the Truth...

    This is the first novel of Dawn Cook's extraordinary coming-of-age fantasy featuring Alissa, a young novice in the art of magic, who embarks on an epic journey of discovery and danger.

  • The Story of Benjamin Franklin: Amazing American

    Ben Franklin was an amazing American because he  was:

    * a printer and businessman who created Poor Richard's  Almanac

    * the inventor of the lightning rod and the Franklin stove

    * a community leader who started the first public library in  America

    * a statesman who helped to gain our country's freedom from the British

    These are only a few ways in which Ben was amazing. This book tells you much more about him.

  • Cliffhanger

    From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a Crazy Bucket Race, the adventure holiday promises to be full of action. There's just one problem as far as Tim is concerned: he is hopeless at sports of any kind.

    Can Tim survive the horrors of a week absolutely packed with activity? Can his team - the Tigers - be the overall champions? There are some surprises in store for everyone!

  • Hell to Pay

    The name’s John Taylor. I’m a PI, though what I really do is find things that are lost. I work the Nightside, the city within the city of London, where the sun never rises and where the human and inhuman go to get their kicks, provided they’re willing to pay the price in whatever currency the seller demands.
               
    In the wake of the war that almost brought the Nightside to total ruin, there’s a power vacuum begging to be filled—and some think I should take charge. I don’t agree. Neither does the immortal known as the Griffin. Wealthy beyond reason, he has his own ideas about who should be running things. Still, when his granddaughter—and designated heir—is kidnapped, he calls on me to find her.
               
    But someone—or some Thing—is blocking my special gift. So this time, I’m going to have to do my job the hard way. And quickly, or the Griffin will have to choose a new heir…

  • Magic School Bus Science Reader

    Ms. Frizzle's fantastic science fun is now available for younger fans of the television show. The new Magic School Bus Scholastic Readers make learning an adventure!

    Ms. Frizzle's class is learning about leaves. The students are playing a game called Leaf Hunt, but they can't find one of the leaves. Ms. Frizzle says it's time for a field trip, and the kids get on the Magic School Bus. They are going to track down the missing leaf. As always, Ms. Frizzle's class finds all kinds of excitement on their search for science facts. Hop on the Magic School Bus!

  • Movie Novelization

    Enter the magical world of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium!

    Read all about the world of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium in this novelization retelling of the entire movie.

  • Practical Sedimentology

    Sedimentology has neither been adequately popularized nor This book begins with a consideration of the complex end commonly taught as an interdisciplinary subject, and many product of processes and materials, the sedimentary environ- workers in the areas of modem environment studies have very ment. It then proceeds to discuss the processes and materials limited knowledge of sedimentology. Practical Sedimentol- themselves. The emphasis is on geological interpretations of ogy (henceforth PS) is designed to provide an introduction and ancient deposits, but most discussions are also relevant to review of principles and interpretations related to sedimentary modem sediments and can be used to predict environmental processes, environments, and deposits. Its companion volume, changes. A basic knowledge of geological jargon is antici- Analytical Sedimentology (henceforth AS), provides "cook- pated for users of this book; we try to define most of the more book recipes" for common analytical procedures dealing with esoteric terms in context, but if there are additional incom- sediments, and an introduction to the principles and reference prehensible terms, refer to Bates and Jackson's Glossary of sources for procedures that generally would be performed by Geology (AGI, 1987). specialist consultants or commercial laboratories. Specialist sedimentologists will find in them useful reviews, whereas sci- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS entists from other disciplines will find in them concepts and procedures that may contribute to an expanded knowledge of Many chapter drafts ofPS were critically reviewed by Dr. M.

  • The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan

    Filled with sex and violence--in and out of time and space--the three books of The Illuminatus are only partly works of the imagination. They tackle all the coverups of our time--from who really shot the Kennedys to why there's a pyramid on a one-dollar bill.

  • The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby

    George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two amazing kids. Not only did they create Captain Underpants, but they've saved the world five times! Now George and Harold bring you an all new superhero who's faster than a speeding stroller, more powerful than diaper rash, and able to leap tall buildings without making poopy stinkers. Meet Super Diaper Baby - the most powerful peewee to ever pack a punch. George and Harold's brand new superhero is sure to make kids laugh until drink comes out of their noses.

  • Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children

    The best-selling picture book is now available as a board book.

    I am Black / I am Unique / I am the creamy white frost in vanilla ice cream / and the milky smooth brown in a chocolate bar...
    Using simple poetic language and stunning photographs, Sandra and Myles Pinkney have created a remarkable book of affirmation for African-American children. Photographic portraits and striking descriptions of varied skin tones, hair texture, and eye color convey a strong sense of pride in a unique heritage. A joyous celebration of the rich diversity among African-Americans.

  • Starship Troopers

    In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial Hugo Award-winning bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy...

    Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up—and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids.

    Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job...

    “A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi

  • Gets Crabby

    Based upon the award-winning TV show and bestselling book series, Magic School Bus Scholastic Readers make learning an adventure!

    Ms. Frizzle's class is on its way to a pool - a tide pool. The kids spot everything from seaweed to seashells. But then they run into some real crabs. It's time for a crash lesson in tide pool life, and the kids find out quick that it can be a real rush.

    Climb on the Magic School Bus and learn about the tides and hermit crabs and much, much more.

  • Super Stylish Pets

    How big is your Littlest Pet Shop?

    This 8x8 is full of fashion tips, quizzes, crafts, and recipes, and it even comes with adorable stickers of everyone's favorite littlest pets!

  • Genetics for Fish Hatchery Managers

    This straightforward, easily understandable primer details the principles and practices of genetics as they relate to fish farming.
    After reviewing basic genetic principles and the genetics of sex determination, this book focuses on the genetics of qualitative traits and profiles selection programs that produce true breeding populations. It also considers quantitative issues, broodstock management, genetic engineering, chromosomal manipulation and electrophoresis.

  • The Human Comedy

    The inspiration for the major motion picture Ithaca, directed by and starring Meg Ryan—with a cast that includes Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Jack Quaid, and Tom Hanks

    The place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauley's—a mother, sister, and three brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of America's second-generation immigrants. . . . In particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to become one of the fastest telegraph messengers in the West, finds himself caught between reality and illusion as delivering his messages of wartime death, love, and money brings him face-to-face with human emotion at its most naked and raw.

    Gentle, poignant and richly autobiographical, this delightful novel shows us the boy becoming the man in a world that even in the midst of war, appears sweeter, safer and more livable than out own.

  • Riddle-Master

    For over twenty years, World Fantasy Award winner Patricia A. McKillip has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of readers. Now at last her renowned Riddle-Master trilogy–The Riddle-Master of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, and Harpist in the Wind–long out of print, is collected in one volume.

    It is considered her most enduring and beloved work. Now it is collected in one volume for the first time–the epic journeys of a young prince in a strange land, where wizards have long since vanished...but where magic is waiting to be reborn.

  • Elephants In The Bathtub And Other Silly Riddles

    This unique lift-the-flap format is full of silly elephants doing silly things and having colorful, wonderful, laugh-out-loud fun!

    This unique lift-the-flap joke book features zany elephant jokes and bright, bold, and hysterical illustrations by Brenda Sexton.

    Each spread has three flaps with jokes on them. Lift each flap to find the answer to silly questions and see what those crazy elephants will do next!

    Just try to contain your giggles--bet you can't!

  • Cliffhanger

    From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a Crazy Bucket Race, Tim's adventure holiday promises to be full of action. There's just one problem: he is hopeless at sports of any kind.

    Can Tim survive the horrors of a week absolutely packed with activity? Can his team - the Tigers - be the overall champions? There are some surprises in store for everyone!

  • Clifford's Puppy Days (daffodil Beanbag)

    SideKicks is a line of Scholastic plush toys based on your favorite characters from our book, video and film library.

    Clifford board books have over 1.7 million copies in print. Our Clifford The Big Red Dog publishing program has over 110 million books in print.
    He began as a very small puppy; but he grew to be a very, very Big Red Dog. And, coming in Fall ’03, Clifford's Puppy Days will air on PBS KIDS! This teeny tiny bright red bundle of energy has a lot of exploring to do, and a big city to do it in. Clifford has lots of adventures, with both his human and animal friends including Jorge, Norville, and Daffodil. He learns a little more about life each day and that means a lot of fun for everyone!

  • The Magic School Bus Science Reader: The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth

    Ms. Frizzle's fantastic science fun is now available for younger fans of the bestselling science series ever! The new Magic School Bus Scholastic Readers make learning an adventure!

    Wanda finds a tooth in the back of Ms. Frizzle's classroom. It is small and very sharp. It doesn't look like a human tooth. Who lost it? The Friz thinks a field trip is in order to explore what teeth do and why they have different shapes.

    Take off on the Magic School Bus for an adventure with lots of bite, and find out all about teeth!

  • How Do Dinosaurs Count To Ten?

    The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their beloved dinosaurs in a new format with this fun, read-aloud board book that teaches young children to count from one to ten!

    Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics. How do dinosaurs count to ten? Over and over and over again!
    This brand new board book format brings the gigantic humor of bestselling, award-winning team Jane Yolen and Mark Teague to the youngest readers, helping them learn to count from one to ten with a simple, rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations! A perfect companion book to the other HOW DO DINOSAURS tales, and a great baby gift as well.

  • Bionicle Adventures #9: Web Of Shadows



    The Toa Hordika must fight to resist the effects of the Visorak poison that's slowly destroying and mutating them. But they cannot ignore external enemies--who inlcude one of their own number--who seek to destroy them and rule Metru Nui forever.

    Based on the 3rd Bionicle movie this is the ultimate showdown between the Toa Hordika and the Visorak hordes.

  • Scholastic Reader Level 1: I Spy Lightning in the Sky

    A Level 1 reader with picture clue riddles and search-and-find fun!

    I spy a brand-new reader all about a treasure hunt!

    All-new, easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with fun photographs culled from the bestselling I SPY TREASURE HUNT to create the fifth I Spy reader in the Scholastic Reader series. With rhythm, rhyme, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader.

    The first three I Spy Readers have combined sales of more than 200,000 copies!!

  • Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies

    Remote Viewers is a tale of the Pentagon's attempts to develop the perfect tool for espionage: psychic spies. These psychic spies, or "remote viewers," were able to infiltrate any target, elude any form of security, and never risk scratch. For twenty years, the government selected civilian and military personnel for psychic ability, trained them, and put them to work, full-time, at taxpayers' expense, against real intelligence targets. The results were so astonishing that the program soon involved more than a dozen separate agencies, including the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Secret Service, the Navy, the Army, the Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the US Customs Service, the US Special Forces Command, and at least one Pentagon drug-interaction task force. Most of this material is still officially classified.



    After three years of research, with access to numerous sources in the intelligence community--including the remote viewers themselves--science writer Jim Schnabel reveals for the first time the secret details of the strangest chapter in the history of espionage.

  • Basher Five-Two

    U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia while helping to keep the peace. The plane exploded, and Captain O'Grady fell 5 miles to the ground below. In exciting detail, Captain O'Grady tells how he evaded capture and how, with little water and no food, he was able to survive on his own in enemy territory.

  • The Pelican Brief: A Novel

    In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief.

    To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it’s political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder–a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds that there is only one person–an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate–she can trust to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House’s inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby’s brief–someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.

  • Goosebumps

    They're baa-ck! Just when you thought it was safe…the top-selling titles in the series that revolutionized horro are back with a fresh new look.

  • The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2009

    America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. His mission is to make sure you never fall prey to unscrupulous buyers or sellers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins, advice on collecting trends, and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you to be the expert with information on:

    *Understanding coin grades and what they mean in dollars and cents for collectors
    *The advantages of a “certified coin” from a grading service
    *Essential specifications—diameter, weight, composition, edge, and designers—for popular U.S. coins
    *Comprehensive listings of coin periodicals

  • The Vile Victorians.

    They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villainous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and about stag hunting in Paddington Station. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

  • Neuromancer

    Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

    Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

    Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

  • One Day at a Time: A Novel

    Danielle Steel celebrates families of every stripe in her compelling novel—a tale of three very different couples who struggle and survive, love, laugh, and learn to take life . . .
     
     
    Coco Barrington was born into a legendary Hollywood family. Her mother, Florence, is a mega-bestselling author. Her sister, Jane, is one of Hollywood’s top producers and has lived with her partner, Liz, for ten years in a solid, loving relationship. Florence, widowed but still radiant, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty-four years her junior. But Coco, a law-school dropout and the family black sheep, works as a dog walker, having fled life in the spotlight for an artsy Northern California beach town.

    When Coco reluctantly agrees to house-sit for Jane, she discovers an unexpected houseguest: Leslie Baxter, a dashing but down-to-earth British actor who’s fleeing a psycho ex-girlfriend. Their worlds couldn’t be more different. The attraction couldn’t be more immediate. And as Coco contemplates a future with one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, as her mother and sister settle into their lives, old wounds are healed and new families are formed—some traditional, some not so traditional, but all bonded by love.

    With wit and intelligence, Danielle Steel’s novel explores love in all its guises, taking us into the lives of three unusual but wonderfully real couples. Funny, sexy, and wise, One Day at a Time is at once moving, thought-provoking, and utterly impossible to put down.

  • Coping with Difficult People: The Proven-Effective Battle Plan That Has Helped Millions Deal with the Troublemakers in Their Lives at Home and at Work

    Bosses, friends, family members, they've made  your life hell -- until now! Based on fourteen years  of research and observation, Dr. Robert Bramson's  proven-effective techniques are guaranteed to help  you right the balance and take charge of your  life. Learn how to:

    Stand up to anyone --  without fighting.

    Blunt a sniper's  attack.

    Get a clam to talk.

    Cut off a  Sherman tank at the pass.

    Manage  bulldozers.

    Get stallers off the dime.

      Move a complainer into a problem-solving  mode.

    Learn the six basic steps that allow you to  cope with just about anyone. Reclaim the power  the rightfully belongs to you in any relationship!

  • Solace Island

    A contemporary novel with a strong suspense element from Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly set on a peaceful island village in the Pacific Northwest.

    Dumped on the eve of her wedding and looking for a quiet place to lick her emotional wounds, Maggie Harris joins her sister on Solace Island, where she hopes to recover from the stunning betrayal. At first, Maggie resists Eve's impassioned argument about relocating permanently so the sisters can open their own local bakery. What she definitely doesn't need on her road to recovery are Eve's efforts to fix her up with their mysterious and alluring neighbor, Luke Benson--even if he is incredibly handsome and desirable.

    Just as Maggie starts to get comfortable in her new surroundings, a car tries to run her down in the middle of the street. If it weren't for Luke's extremely quick reflexes, Maggie could have been killed, leading her to wonder just who exactly Luke Benson really is...

    Luke thought he'd left the violence of the high risk security world behind. But he can't stand by while Maggie's life is threatened. Luke will do anything to keep her safe--even moving Maggie and her sister into his house with its state-of-the-art security features. But with the secrets between them and an unknown threat stalking her heels, Luke will have to think fast to prove to Maggie that she can trust him with her life--and with her heart.

  • Dizzy Dinos

    Five fun-loving dinos get into silly accidents. Count along as they all fall down--with help from a colorful abacus!

    They're busy and they're zippy
    They're happy, bright, and dippy.
    They're friends who play and laugh all day--
    Why are these dinos dizzy?

    This sturdy board book has a plastic carrying handle and colorful dinosaur-shaped beads on a built-in abacus. As the bouncy rhyming story progresses, kids can move the dinos one at a time along the abacus. This book introduces the concept of addition, spread by spread. The final spread introduces subtraction as the dinos move back to their starting points.

  • Deadtown

    First in a brand new urban fantasy series that's "fresh and funny, with a great new take on zombies" (Karen Chance) and "full of dangerous magic and populated with characters so realistic, they almost jump off the page" (Ilona Andrews).

    If you were undead, you'd be home by now...

    They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders-but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human.

  • Accelerando

    The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day.

    Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber’s son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity.

    For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...

  • Lord John and the Private Matter

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon weaves a dazzling tale of history, intrigue, and suspense in this first novel featuring one of her most popular characters from the Outlander saga: Lord John Grey.
     
    The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: The Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms who may have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society—and threatens all he holds dear.

    Praise for Lord John and the Private Matter

    “[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.”Booklist
     
    “Packed with vivid description and detail. Gabaldon aptly transports readers to eighteenth-century London, with all its reeking humanity and glitteringly elegant excess.”BookPage

  • Weather Fairies #1: Crystal the Snow Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book

    The Weather Fairies have lost their magical feathers! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each Weather Fairies book. Read all seven books to help bring the weather back to Fairyland!

    Fairyland is home to the seven Weather Fairies! They use magical feathers to bring all of the weather to Fairyland. But when the feathers disappear, the weather turns wacky. The Weather Fairies must fix it -- fast!

    In this book, Crystal the Snow Fairy has lost her magic feather. Now it's snowing in summer!

    Find one feather in each book and fix the weather in Fairyland!

  • Horrible Science: Blood, Bones and Body Bits: Shuffle Puzzle

    This work contains puzzles with the squishy bits left in. Dare you discover: How much your brain weighs? What makes your body's cells explode? Why your tummy rumbles? Move the tiles and discover gory and gruesome body facts hidden underneath the five fantastically foul shuffle-puzzles.

  • The Arrival

    "Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus

    "An absolute wonder." -- Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis

    "A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets

    "A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone

    "Shaun Tan's artwork creates a fantastical, hauntingly familiar atmosphere... Strange, moving, and beautiful." -- Jon J. Muth, Caldecott Medal-winning author of Zen Shorts

    "Bravo." -- Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    "Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist

  • The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2008

    America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. His mission is to make sure you never fall prey to unscrupulous buyers or sellers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins, advice on collecting trends, and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you to be the expert with information on:

    • Understanding coin grades and what they mean in dollars and cents for collectors
    • The advantages of a “certified coin” from a grading service
    • Essential specifications—diameter, weight, composition, edge, and designers—for popular U.S. coins
    • Comprehensive listings of coin periodicals

    THE MOST COMPLETE AND CURRENT PRICE GUIDE ON THE MARKET TODAY!

  • Scholastic First Picture Dictionary

    A charmingly illustrated thematic First Dictionary with more than 800 words and illustrations. Transparent overlays throughout give an innovative and interactive spin to the project

    The SCHOLASTIC FIRST PICTURE DICTIONARY contains more than 800 words and pictures carefully chosen and organized by specialists in order to facilitate first-time readers.

    Five characters take the reader through a variety of beautiful, realistic, thematic settings. Furthermore, the magic of transparent pages animates each world, including a home, school, downtown, supermarket, farm, beach, and mountainside. The Dictionary is made interactive by frequent riddles whose answers relate to words found on the same page.

  • ¿Se puede escuchar un grito en el espacio?



    Con este libro te convertirás en un experto en la exploración espacial y sorprenderás a tu familia y amigos con datos fascinantes. Cientos de datos e ilustraciones impresionantes que describen el interesante pasado, el presente y el futuro de la exploración espacial. Descubre las respuestas de 80 preguntas sobre el espacio.

  • Galactic North

    A collection of eight short stories and novellas—including three never before seen—in the dark and turbulent world of Alastair Reynolds’ Revelation Space universe.
     
    Centuries from now, solidarity stretches thin as humanity spreads past the solar system and to the nearest stars. Technology has produced powerful new tools—but lethal risk will always accompany great advancement.
     
    And without foresight, opposing groups may fracture multiple worlds. Between the Demarchists and the Conjoiners, the basic right to expand human intelligence—beyond its natural limits—has become a war-worthy cause. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down.
     
    The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space…because who’s to say that humanity won’t be next?

  • the Mediterranean Diets in Health and Disease

    It is difficult to find the moment when the idea for a book is first born. For this book, the basic concept was probably born during conversations I had in Parma, Italy, with Dr. Riccardi of the University of Naples and Dr. Jenkins of the University of Toronto (Canada). Later, in a conference room at the University of Verona (Italy) School of Medicine, I had a day-long meeting with Drs. Bosello and Cominacini of the University of Verona, and Drs. Jenkins and Riccardi and their co-workers. After an intense working day, the general plan of this book was completed. The title Mediterranean diets rather than diet was appropriately cho sen as there is more than one Mediterranean diet, a point discussed in chapter 1. This chapter focuses on the definition of a Mediterranean diet and no matter what the reader's interest may be, it is imperative that this first chapter be carefully read. We should always remember that there are-from a preventive medi cine point of view-good and poor Mediterranean diets. The best exam ple is probably the difference between the high olive oil, high carbohy drate, low meat diet of southern Italy and the high saturated fat, higher meat diets of the northern Italians. Prevalence of disease parallels these differences. Chapter 2 covers some ancient history in an easy-to-read manner that is instructional as well as fascinating even for the nonmedical scientist or the nonhistorian."

  • The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization



    CAN ARCHAEOLOGY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES
    BE TRACED BACK TO THE LOST
    CIVILIZATION OF ATLANTIS?

    The Great Pyramid. Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. For centuries, these and other sacred sites have attracted pilgrims, scholars, and adventurers drawn by the possibility that their true spiritual and technological secrets remain hidden. Who could have built these elaborate monuments? How did they do it? And what were their incomprehensible efforts and sacrifices designed to accomplish?

    Now comes a revolutionary theory that connects these mysteries to reveal a hidden global pattern--the ancient work of an advanced civilization whose warnings of planetary cataclysm now reverberate across one hundred millennia. Here is startling evidence of an intelligent society dating back as much as 100,000 years--one that sailed the oceans of the world, building monuments to preserve and communicate its remarkable wisdom.

    The Atlantis Blueprint is the authors’ term for a complex network of connections between these sacred sites that trace back to Atlantis: a sophisticated maritime society that charted the globe from its home base in Antarctica...until it was obliterated by devastating global changes it anticipated but could not escape. Opening up a Pandora’s box of ancient mysteries, lost worlds, and millennial riddles, The Atlantis Blueprint is a story as controversial, fascinating, dangerous--and inspiring--as any ever told.

  • Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi #2: Dark Warning

    After the events of Episode III, Obi-Wan Kenobi is alone in the galaxy . . . and on the run from Darth Vader and the Empire.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi faces another threat in the time after Episode III.

  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    A spellbinding tale of survival and self-discovery from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, who is poised for breakthrough U.S. success.

    When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

  • Elegant and Easy Hallways, Foyers and Stairs: 100 Trade Secrets for Designing with Style

    People spend just brief moments of time in foyers, halls, or on stairways, and that's exactly why these mini-rooms are the perfect place for decorating with passion, fantasy, and virtually no fear of commitment. In ELEGANT AND EASY FOYERS, HALLS, AND STAIRS readers will discover how to make a long, narrow hallway feel like a room (not a tunnel); tips for turning a doorway into a beautifully framed portal; how foyers can double as dining areas, or halls as libraries, and much more.

  • Shackleton's Stowaway

    On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one.

    Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a locker. But the thrill of stowing away with the legendary explorer would soon turn to fear. Within months, the Endurance, trapped and crushed by ice, sank. And even Perce, the youngest member of the stranded crew, knew there was no hope of rescue. If the men were to survive in the most hostile place on earth, they would have to do it on their own.

    Victoria McKernan deftly weaves the hard-to-fathom facts of this famous voyage into an epic, edge-of-your-seat survival novel.


    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Paths Not Taken

    I’m John Taylor. I was born in the Nightside, that square mile in the hidden center of London where it is always the hour of the wolf, where gods and monsters walk side by side and where every dark question ever asked can be answered—for a price.
               
    I left for a while, but I did come back, to make my living doing what I do better than anyone else: finding things—lost or stolen, real or imaginary.
               
    Recently, I found the most dangerous thing of all: the true identity of my long-gone mother. Turns out she’s a being who’s been around since before the dawn of history. Then, she created the Nightside—and now, for her own warped reasons, she intends to destroy it.
               
    To stop her before she even gets started, I’ve got to do some hard traveling—back in Time, through endless eons, into the very distant—and probably deadly—past…

  • The Book of Merlyn

    T.H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.

  • The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

    Featuring over 250 contributions from more than 100 earth scientists from 18 countries, The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology deals with the nature and genesis of igneous rocks that have crystallized from molten magma, and of metamorphic rocks that are the products of re-crystallization associated with increases in temperature and pressure, mainly at considerable depths in the Earth's crust. Entries range from alkaline rocks to zeolite facies - providing information on the mineralogical, chemical and textural characters of rock types, the development of concepts and the present state of knowledge across the spectrum of igneous and metamorphic petrology, together with extensive lists of both commonly used and little used terms and bibliographies.

  • The Cay

    For fans of Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins comes Theodore Taylor’s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner, The Cay.
       Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he’s eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed.
       When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people: “They are different, and they live differently.”
        But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip’s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.

    “Mr. Taylor has provided an exciting story…The idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole book…The result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.”—New York Times Book Review
     
    “A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelation…At once barbed and tender, tense and fragile—as Timothy would say, ‘outrageous good.’”—Kirkus Reviews
     
    * “Fully realized setting…artful, unobtrusive use of dialect…the representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in children’s literature.”—School Library Journal, Starred
     
    “Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling.”—Saturday Review
     
    “A tense and moving experience in reading.”—Publishers Weekly
     
    “Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man.”—Booklist
     
    "This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."—The Washington Star

    · A New York Times Best Book of the Year
    · A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
    · A Horn Book Honor Book
    · An American Library Association Notable Book
    · A Publishers Weekly Children’s Book to Remember
    · A Child Study Association’s Pick of Children’s Books of the Year
    · Jane Addams Book Award
    · Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
    · Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award
    · Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award
    · Woodward School Annual Book Award
    · Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine

  • The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition

    50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS

    Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

    A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing culture he encounters...

    Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

  • High Frequency Measurements and Noise in Electronic Circuits

    This ready reference provides electrical engineers with practical information on accurate methods for measuring signals and noise in electronic circuits as well as methods for locating and reducing high frequency noise generated by circuits or external interference. Engineers often find that measuring and mitigating high frequency noise signals in electronic circuits can be problematic when utilizing common measurement methods. Demonstrating the innovative solutions he developed as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T/Bell Laboratories, solutions which earned him numerous U.S. and foreign patents, Douglas Smith has written the most definitive work on this subject.
    Smith explains design problems related to the new high frequency electronic standards, and then systematically provides laboratory proven methods for making accurate noise measurements, while demonstrating how these results should be interpreted. The technical background needed to conduct these experiments is provided as an aid to the novice, and as a reference for the professional. Smith also discusses theoretical concepts as they relate to practical applications. Many of the techniques Smith details in this book have been previously unpublished, and have been proven to solve problems in hours rather than in the days or weeks of effort it would take conventional techniques to yield results.
    Comprehensive and informative, this volume provides detailed coverage of such areas as:

    • scope probe impedance, grounding, and effective bandwidth,
    • differential measurement techniques,
    • noise source location and identification,
    • current probe characteristics, operation, and applications,
    • characteristics of sources of interference to measurements and the minimization of their effects,
    • minimizing coupling of external noise into the equipment under test by measurements,
    • estimating the effect of a measurement on equipment operation,
    • using digital scopes for single shot noise measurements,
    • prediction of equipment electromagnetic interference (EMI) emission and susceptibility of performance,
    • null experiments for validating measurement data,
    • the relationship between high frequency noise and final product reliability.
    With governmental regulations and MIL standards now governing the emission of high frequency electronic noise and the susceptibility to pulsed EMI, the information presented in this guide is extremely pertinent. Electrical engineers will find High Frequency Measurements and Noise in Electronic Circuits an essential desktop reference for information and solutions, and engineering students will rely on it as a virtual source book for deciphering the "mysteries" unique to high frequency electronic circuits.

  • Teenick: So You Want to Be…Unfabulous

    It's all about girl angst . . . Unfabulous rocks the TeeNick block.

    Hey! You! Yeah, you! The one holding this book!

    If you're looking for advice on how to make your life nice, neat, and perfect, you've got the wrong book! I can't tell you much about how to be perfect. (Ask anyone.) But I can tell you what it's like to be me. And I asked my best friends, Zach Carter-Schwartz and Geena Fabiano, to help me out. And together, we're going to help you out. By the time you finish this book, you'll know everything there is to know about being fun, fashionable, and completely unfabulous!
    --Addie

  • Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow #1)

    World War III becomes an unstoppable reality in the action-packed first installment of the Tomorrow series--an international bestseller in an eye-catching new paperback.

    When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong--horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends.
    Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight.

  • Drying and Storage of Grains and Oilseeds

    This text and reference discusses the drying of grains, in particular the staple cereals, maize, rice, and wheat, and the oilseeds, soybeans and canola. The basic physical and thermodynamic properties of grain and air are examined, and the theory of the drying process is developed. Design of the optimum operating conditions for on-farm and off-farm dryers are presented. The book is written as an engineering text, but should also prove beneficial to all who are interested in the proper drying and storage of grains. Examples and problems are given in both S.I. and Imperial units.

  • Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

    My name is John Taylor. I’m a PI for hire in the Nightside, the dark and corrupt city within the city of London. Where the sun never shines and where pleasure and horror are always on sale—for the right price.

    Not a nice place to visit or a nice place to live. So you wouldn’t think I would care that it was about to be destroyed, by none other than my very own long-missing, not-quite-human mom.

    But I do. I was born here, I live here, and I got friends here. They might not all be acceptable in polite company, but they’re my friends, nonetheless.

    I know that I’m the only one who can stop her. The trick is, how to do it without fulfilling this prophecy that says whatever action I take, not only is the Nightside doomed, but the rest of the world will soon follow…

  • Physiology of the Joints: The Trunk and the Vertebral Column

    This book utilizes the visual approach and illustrates the anatomy, physiology and mechanics of the joints by means of clear and simple diagrams and a minimum of text.

  • Bluford High #4: Someone to Love Me

    Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.

    At first, Bobby Wallace was everything Cindy Gibson hoped for. He was friendly, seemingly mature, and hansome--the perfect escape from her problems in school and even bigger troubles at home. But then, bobby starts behaving strangely, and Cindy gets scared. Hiding her concerns from her friends and her distracted mother, Cindy soon finds herself in the worst trouble of her life.

  • Dream Dictionary: An A-to-Z Guide to Understanding Your Unconscious Mind

    THE NOW-CLASSIC DREAM REFERENCE

    Jam-packed with all-new material, including astonishing new scientific discoveries, Internet dreamsites, new categories, and new links, the bestselling Dream Dictionary is bigger and better than ever before.

    Let dream therapist Tony Crisp be your guide on one of the most enlightening journeys you will ever take: into the world of your unconscious mind. From Abandoned to Zoo, based on material from thousands of dreams gathered during three decades of research, this essential reference is alphabetically organized, providing instant access to a wealth of fascinating information about:

    • RECURRING DREAMS and their significance

    • NIGHTMARES–what they reveal and how to banish them

    • RELATIONSHIPS–what your dreams are telling you

    • WORK–are you following the right career path? Your dreams will tell.

    • FAMILY–how to resolve old hurts and gain new perspectives

    • PROBLEM SOLVING in your dreams–how to carry the solutions into real life

    • GAINING INSIGHT into your own behavior and that of others

    • MAXIMIZING HEALTH–recognize healing foods, danger signs, and more

    See what is happening in your body, in your mind, and in your most guarded self and intuitions. . . . Discover what your style of dreaming (color, smell, setting, and other key elements) says about you. It’s all here, and more, in the ultimate guide to your world of dreams!

  • Real Moments: Discover the Secret for True Happiness

    To many of us, the experiences that we grew up taking for granted leave become distant dreams in our adult lives: marriages that last a lifetime; safe neighborhoods to call home; the certainty that our children will have a better life than we did; and most of all, lots of time to spend as we wish, living for the moment.  Instead, we find our time and energy spent recovering from the past or protecting ourselves from the future.  The result is a desperate, sometimes dangerous, and often unsuccessful, search for meaning in our lives. In Real Moments, Barbara De Angelis defines happiness not as an acquisition, but as a skill--the skill of capturing every moment and living it completely.  With insight, wisdom, and vision, she teaches us how to rediscover real moments with our mates and our children, with our work and our play, in sex and intimacy, and real moments with ourselves.  It is an examination of our relationship with the process of living itself, offering inspiration as well as practical tools for creating more of one of the most precious moments of all--moments of true meaning in our lives.

  • Carlos Is Gonna Get It

    Your friends on one side. This weird kid on the other. A great plan in the making. A new friendship growing.
    What would *you* do?

    How strange is Carlos? REALLY strange. He scratches himself all the time, and he talks about aliens in this weird shaky voice, and he breaks up the class and gets everyone else in trouble when it's *his* fault he's such a freak.
    So Trina, Donte, Thea, Sara, and Frankie decide to use the upcoming 7th-grade class trip to "get" Carlos and scare him into acting normal. But when Trina has to work with Carlos on a class project, she discovers both his sweetness and the full extent of his troubles. Will she pull out of the plan or go through with it? And what will happen if--when--Carlos gets it?

  • In or Out #1

    Are you IN or are you OUT? Find out in the launch of this exciting new YA series that explores the drama of high school friendship -- the ups & downs, the scandals & secrets, the romance & rivalries.

    Bubbly Marnie and shy Nola are best friends forever...but everything changes when ninth grade starts. Marnie has set her sights on the IN crowd, led by beautiful hipster-girl Lizette, and she also falls hard for charismatic hottie Dane. Nola wants her friendship with Marnie to remain as it was, and, despite her crush on a geeky-cute boy, isn't ready to date yet. Marnie doesn't get why Nola seems content to remain OUT. Nola doesn't get why Marnie is so desperate to get IN. Before long, their friendship is over, and all-out war has been declared! Are you prepared to pick a side?

  • Clinical Anaesthetic Pharmacology

    The principles on which this book was conceived is that is should be an authoritative text on the pharmacology of drugs used by anaesthetists, having a strong scientific foundation while also relating to everyday practice. The book includes coverage of clinical usages, adverse effects and relevant drug interactions. Anaesthetists do not confine their activities to the operating theatre, and the scope of this book is intended to be wide enough to include areas of pre- and post-operative care as well as the intensive therapy unit. It is aimed at trainee anaesthetists, especially those preparing for FCA part II and part III, or its equivalent and also at pharmacologists.

  • Scat

    From Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen comes this New York Times bestseller set in Florida's Everglades in which an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off panther can’t stop two kids on a mission to find their missing teacher!
     
    Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.
     
    But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance.
     
    And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. It’s all about to hit the fan, and when it does, the bad guys better scat. 
     
    “Ingenious . . . Scat won’t disappoint Hiaasenphiles of any age.” —The New York Times
     
    “Woohoo! It’s time for another trip to Florida—screwy, gorgeous Florida, with its swamps and scammers and strange creatures (two- and four-legged). Our guide, of course, is Carl Hiaasen.” —DenverPost.com

  • The Book of Atrix Wolfe

    Twenty years ago, the powerful mage Atrix Wolfe unleashed an uncontrollable force that killed his beloved king. Now, the Queen of the Wood has offered him one last chance for redemption. She asks him to find her daughter, who vanished into the human world during the massacre he caused. No one has seen the princess-but deep in the kitchens of the Castle of Pelucir, there is a scullery maid who appeared out of nowhere one night long ago. She cannot speak and her eyes are full of sadness. But there are those who call her beautiful.

  • Emily

    From Michael Bedard and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Barbara Cooney comes a story about American poet Emily Dickinson and the young girl who befriends her.

    What if your neighbor were the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson? And what if one day she sent a letter inviting your mother to pay her a visit? A little girl who lives across the street from the mysterious Emily gets a chance to meet the poet when her mother goes to play the piano for her. There, the girl sneaks a gift up to Emily, who listens from the landing, and in return, Emily gives the girl a precious gift of her own—the gift of poetry.
     
    “This fictionalized encounter . . . is, like a Dickinson sonnet, a quiet gem: unassuming upon first glance, it is in fact deeply lustrous, with new facets becoming apparent the longer one looks..”—Publishers Weekly

    “In this imaginative and unusual picture book . . . the language of the text is lyrical . . . The illustrations convey a sense of place and time long ago, from drawing rooms to clothing. This is a picture book to read aloud and share…[Readers] will find that Bedard's charming story demystifies the person and offers some understanding of her odd behavior.”—School Library Journal

    "Two time Caldecott award winning illustrator Barbara Cooney's richly detailed oil paintings enhance the moving story of Dickinson's extraordinary private life.”—Children’s Literature

  • Jpeg: Still Image Data Compression Standard

    Created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), the JPEG is the first colour still image data compression international standard. It consists of 20 explicitly defined processes to encode or decode continuous tone still images.

  • Nate the Great Goes Undercover

    Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

    Somebody has been raiding Oliver's garbage can each night. How can Nate narrow the long list of suspects down to one? Nate the Great might just have to go under cover . . . under cover of the garbage can lid, that is!

    Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

    Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!
    NatetheGreatBooks.com

    *“Marc Simont’s charcoal and pastel illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for this clever case.” —School Library Journal, Starred
     
    “First graders’ favorite private eye solves the case of Oliver’s scattered garbage in those short, easy sentences that Sharmat transforms into crisp, tough-guy humor.” —Kirkus Reviews (A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice)

  • Pork Production Systems: Efficient Use of Swine and Feed Resources

    Pork continues to occupy an important position as a food source in affluent societies as well as in developing countries with slower economic growth. The growth of the world swine population continues at a faster rate than that of the human population, a reflection of the sustained demand for pork in all parts of the world. The technical basis for commercial production of swine was presented in our two earlier textbooks-Swine Production in Temperate and Tropical Environ- ments, by Pond and Maner, 1974, and Swine Production and Nutrition, by Pond and Maner, 1984. In view of rapidly advancing technology and an appreciation for the systems approach in industry and agriculture, this third book has been restructured to provide the student and practitioner with an integrated concept of pork production. We have attempted to blend the fundamental principles from genetics, physiology, nutrition, and biotechnology into the modern concepts of systems analysis and simulation modeling. The objective is to create a teaching approach which empha- sizes the integrated synthesis of biological with physical and environmental sci- ences and economics. This approach is expected to provide an overall pork pro- duction systems view that individual producers can adapt to their specific resources, needs, and goals. Our new co-author, Dr. Dewey Harris, has used his expertise and perspective on interacting systems to change the complexion of the book to fulfill this objective. In addition, Dr.

  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

    As the Harry Potter series draws to a close, Harry's greatest adventure yet is just beginning . . . and it arrives in paperback July 25, 2006.

    The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
    And yet . . . As with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort -- and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability.

  • The Tower and the Hive

    A LEGENDARY FAMILY

    For generations, the descendants of the powerful telepath known as The Rowan have used their talents to benefit humanity. As human civilization reached out to colonize the stars, the family led Earth to ally itself with the peaceful alien Mrdini. Together, the two races have held back the predatory Hivers, who once decimated entire worlds.

    THE NEW ORDER

    But there are factions on Earth who resent the power the family has accumulated. Now, with their goals of peace and prosperity so close at hand, The Rowan’s descendants face the looming destruction of all they have suffered to achieve…

  • Geronimo Stilton #27: The Christmas Toy Factory

    Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

    Ho, ho, ho! I love Christmas in New Mouse City. But this year, Grandfather William wanted me to research a new story. He asked me to dress up like Santa Claus and let lots of little mouselets sit on my lap. Cheese niblets! If only I had my own team of reindeer and could fly far, far away. . . .

  • Beach

    "Away to the beach! Away to sand and salt water, to rolling dunes and pounding waves."

    A day at the beach supplies any child with a lifetime of memories. In this new picture book by award-winning author Elisha Cooper, the simple magic of building sand castles, collecting seashells, and running from the waves is brought to life through poetic text and lively illustrations. Together, readers will be able to visit the beach year-round as they share this delightful book.

  • Scholastic Children's Thesaurus

    The revised SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN'S THESAURUS contains over 500 headwords and 2,500 synonyms specifically chosen for young writers, and an all-new design makes this book more user-friendly than ever.

    For this revised thesaurus, more than 500 alphabetical headword entries and 2,500 synonyms have been specifically designed to best help beginning writers. Each headword has been carefully selected and includes the part of speech, definition, and example sentence. Synonyms following each headword are also defined and followed by a sample sentence. These sentences help the reader see how the word is normally used, and also illustrate the grammatical constructions that they are often used in.

  • Darkfever: Fever Series Book 1

    MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks . . . until something extraordinary happens.

    When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone—Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed—a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae. . . .

    As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane—an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book—because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands. . . .

    Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:
    DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

  • Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know: Find Out How They Really Feel About Women, Relationships, Love, and Sex

    Here's the book you'll wish you read before your very first date. Renowned relationship expert Barbara de Angelis, Ph.d  reveals:

    -Secrets about sex that men will never tell you

    -Which men spell trouble from the start

    -How to get the man you love to open up

    -The six biggest mistakes women make with men

    -The five biggest mysteries about men

    -What men say versus what they really mean

    -Why men always want to be right

    -Men's top twenty sexual turn-offs

    -How to get as much as you give

    How much do you really know about men and sex? Take the quizzes and see. Here are exercises, checklists, dos, dont's, and proven-effective tools and techniques that can turn you into a more powerful woman and absolutely transform your relationships with men.

  • Caught by the Sea

    Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.

    But what?


    Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that have owned him—good, bad, and beloved—and how they got him through terrifying storms that he survived by sheer luck. His spare prose conjures up shark surprises and killer waves as well as moonlight on the sea, and makes readers feel what it’s like to sail under the stars or to lie at anchor in a tropical lagoon where dolphins leap, bathed in silver. Falling in love with the ocean set Gary Paulsen on a lifelong learning curve and readers will understand why his passion has lasted to this day.

  • Bathtime

    Push the "faucet" to hear running water, and get ready to wash your hands, brush your teeth, use the potty, and take a bath as you read this fun sequel to the best-selling title FLUSH THE POTTY!

    This is the way we take a bath,
    Take a bath, take a bath.
    This is the way we take a bath,
    Splashy, splashy, splashy.

    Lively, colorful illustrations by best-selling illustrator Ken Wilson-Max and simple, rhyming text take children through each step of their bedtime routine. And kids can push the "faucet" to hear running water as they get ready to take a bath, brush their teeth, use the potty, and more! This is the perfect companion title to FLUSH THE POTTY!

  • Eyes of the Storm (BONE #3)

    In "Eyes of the Storm," book three in the epic BONE series, Gran'ma Ben reveals long-kept secrets about Thorn's royal heritage and the ancient enmities that may lead to war.

    In "Eyes of the Storm," volume three of the nine-book BONE saga, Lucius, Smiley, and Phoney survive an attack by the rat creatures and return safely to Lucius' tavern in Barrelhaven. Phoney, desperate to win a bet with Lucius, stokes the townspeople's fear of dragons and boasts that he is a professional dragonslayer.

    Back at the farm, Fone Bone and Thorn are troubled by strange dreams, and Gran'ma Ben's reaction to them is stranger still: She reveals long-kept secrets and warns of great danger. Thorn, Fone Bone, and Gran'ma Ben may have to leave the farm forever.

  • Feliz Navidad: Un libro de cartón con títeres: A Hand Puppet Board Book

    Fourth in the bestselling series of Hand-Puppet Board Books, Merry Christmas features a velour glove with finger puppets of Christmas figures and a small board book attached to the palm!

    Los padres pueden cantar esta clásica canción navideña mientras mueven los animales con los dedos: un reno, un árbol de Navidad, un elfo, Santa Claus y un muñeco de nieve. El librón de cartón, pegado a la palma del guante, hace que esta combinación de libro y títeres sea perfecta para leer a los más pequeños.

  • The King of Torts: A Novel

    The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week.

    As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life—that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession’s newest king of torts...

  • Horrible Histories: Wicked History of the World

    History with the nasty bits left in! 'The Wicked History of the World' presents the foul but fascinating story of humans from brain-nibbling Neanderthals to terrified teenage soldiers in the twentieth cantury - all in glorious and goriest colour. Want to know: * why Alexander the Great banned beards? * what smelly sport was played by samurai warriors? * who tried to bump off her enemies with a cake made with poisoned bath-water? Find out the truth about foul fighting in the Horrible Histories Rules of War, dare to visit the hideous homes in our Slum Street game and then brace yourself before you meet fifty of the most Vicious Villains of all time in our frightful fold-out feature. History has never been so horrible!

  • The Cruisers: Book 1

    Eighth grade is hard enough, but when you're a Cruiser, you're really put to the test. The launch of a new middle-grade series from bestselling award-winner Walter Dean Myers.

    Zander and his friends, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi start their own newspaper, The Cruiser, as a means for speaking out, keeping the peace, and expressing what they believe. When the school launches a mock Civil War, Zander and his friends are forced to consider the true meaning of democracy and what it costs to stand up for a cause. The result is nothing they could have expected, and everything they could have hoped for.

  • Gobble It Up! A Fun Song About Eating!

    Clap your hands and tap your feet to renowned wildlife artist Jim Arnosky's adorable and catchy new song/picture book that celebrates animals engaged in everyone's favorite daily activity -- eating!

    If you were a wild raccoon,
    You'd hunt at night by the light of the moon.
    You'd catch some crawdads where they crawl,
    And gobble them up -- shells and all!

    From a hungry crocodile's attempt at a meal of wild ducklings, to a shark cruising for schools of fish, to a whale wrestling a wild giant squid; to a panda eating rare bamboo...... While some animals become food -- and some get away, readers will delight in seeing what and how different animals eat.

    That's the way we all survive
    We have to eat to stay alive.
    We eat the food we have, and then --
    We have to hunt for food again!

  • The Fuller Memorandum

    Computational demonologist Bob Howard is taking a much-needed break from the field to catch up on his filing in the Laundry archives when a top secret dossier known as the Fuller Memorandum vanishes—along with his boss, who the agency’s executives believe stole the file.
               
    Determined to discover exactly what the memorandum contained (and perhaps clear his boss), Bob runs afoul of Russian agents, ancient demons, and the apostles if a hideous faith who have plans to raise a very unpleasant undead entity known as the Eater of Souls.
              
    Now Bob must use all of his skills to learn the secret of the Fuller Memorandum in order to save the world—and avoid becoming an item on the Eater of Souls’s dinner menu…

  • How Weird Is It?

    A freaky book all about weirdness!

    Ben Hillman, author of the dynamic and eye-catching How Big Is It series, now explores HOW WEIRD IS IT? Just how weird is a mushroom, a toad, or a Neanderthal? With full-color photographs that make you say, "Wow!" Ben Hillman is king of comparison making.

  • Beowulf: A New Telling

    He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his  victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail  of blood is all that remains. He is a monster,  Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear.

      Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something  must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard  the great hall he has built, where so many men have  lost their lives to the monster while keeping  watch?

    Only one man dares to stand up to  Grendel's fury --Beowulf.

  • The Partner: A Novel

    They hired him.  They trusted him.  Now they don't want justice--they want revenge....

    For four years, Patrick had often wondered how it would feel if they caught him.

    Now he was terror-stricken.  Practically naked and strapped down like an animal, he knew the next few hours would be insufferable....

    Once he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm.  Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm--and ran for his life.  For four years, he evaded men who were rich, powerful, and would stop at nothing to find him.  Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down.

    Now Patrick is coming home.  And in the Mississippi city where it all began, an extraordinary trial is about to begin.  As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick's lawyer prepares his defense, as Patrick's lover prays for his deliverance and his former partners wait for their revenge, another story is about to emerge.  Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows.

    He knows the truth....

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

    The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.

    Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."

    When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.

    AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK
    AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
    AN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICE
    A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOK
    NAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS

    "Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963."  —NPR

  • Against All Things Ending: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

    The long-awaited sequel to The Runes of the Earth and Fatal Revenant returns readers to the Land-and unravels some of the mysteries haunting Covenant and Linden Avery.

    Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by the unimaginable combined force of his own white gold ring, Linden Avery's Staff of Law, and the ancient dagger called High Loric's krill. His resurrection is Linden's defiant act of love, despite warnings from mortals and immortals that unleashing this much power would destroy the world. She brought his spirit back from its prison in the Arch of Time, and revived his slain body, so that Covenant lies whole on the cool grass, and the world seems at peace. But the truth is inescapable: The thunderclap of power has awakened the Worm of the World's End, and all of them, and the Land itself, are forfeit to its devouring. If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources—including the mysterious boy Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.

  • Revisiting the Writing Workshop: Management, Assessment, and Mini-Lessons

    Experts agree that writing workshop is a powerful way to teach students to write. But managing it and creating mini-lessons that work are a challenge. In this comprehensive resource, two mentor teachers share their classroom-tested procedures and successful mini-lessons on writing craft, genre, and revision. They show you how to encourage meaningful dialogue, meet the needs of diverse learners, and immerse students in authentic writing. Includes rubrics, checklists, and assessment ideas. For use with Grades 1–5.

  • Johnny Hazzard

    Take one Texan adolescent. Move him to suspicious London for a summer. Mix in a quest for experience and a mysterious older girl. The result? This fantastic hardcover debut from Eddie de Oliveira.

    Johnny Hazzard's an American boy living in London for the summer. He's not used to being a foreigner, and even less used to fending for himself. Then he meets an older girl named January and suddenly his quest for experience is taking some unexpected turns.
    This is a novel about growing up American, growing up in the world, and growing up in the face of love. Eddie de Oliveira writes with vim, vigor, and verve about coming of age in our very uncertain, complicated age.

  • Chindi

    On a routine survey mission studying a neutron star, an Academy starship receives a transmission in an unknown language. Before leaving the area, the starship launches a series of satellites to find the signal—and perhaps discover its origins.
     
    Five years later, a satellite finally encounters the signal—which is believed to be of extraterrestrial origin by the Contact Society, a wealthy group of enthusiasts who fund research into the existence of alien life. Providing a starship to the Academy to be piloted by Captain Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins, the Contact Society embarks on a mission to find the source of the transmission.
     
    Across a myriad of stars, from world to world, Hutch and her crew follow the signal, but find only puzzles and lethal surprises.
     
    Then, in a planetary system far beyond the bounds of previous exploration, they discover an object. It is immense, ominous, and mysterious. And it may hold the answer not only to the questions of the Contact Society, but to those of every person who has ever looked to the sky and wondered if we were alone...

  • Beast



    Stephen hasn't had it easy. He's now in foster care because his mom is crazy and his dad is an ex-con. He's always in trouble or on his way to trouble. But none of these problems compare to the problem of The Beast.
    Stephen has been taking care of The Beast for years. It is his biggest secret -- and also his biggest challenge. If it could, The Beast would eat Stephen alive. The only thing separating them is a rusty cage. And the bars are about to break. . . .

  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat!

    This spooky twist on the wildly popular "There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly" is perfect for fun Halloween reading!

    What won't this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic "little old lady" books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!

  • The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2005

    Written by America's #1 consumer advocate and coin dealer Scott Travers, this price guide is completely updated for 2004 with the latest, most accurate data. It provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins, advice on collecting trends, and a complete listing of the fair market value of your coins today.

    This is the one guide you need! Don't be overcharged when you buy, don't be shortchanged when you sell.

  • Polaris

    Jack McDevitt brings back the daring Alex Benedict from A Talent for War, thrusting him into a far-future tale of mystery and suspense that will lead the prominent antiquities dealer to the truth about an abandoned space yacht called the Polaris.

  • Again Calls the Owl

    “A rich memoir . . . a woman of sensitivity, forthrightness, warmth, and talent.”—Booklist

    To become a writer, she chose loneliness. To write a bestseller, she embraced a rugged land.

    Deceptively simple in style, stunning in its implications, this gem of an autobiography carries readers back to the beginning of the century when Margaret Craven—one a handful of women at Stanford and a groundbreaking woman journalist—made the audacious decision not to work for a living, but to work as a writer.

    Here Margaret Craven brings vividly to life an idyllic childhood which suddenly vanishes; advice from a red-robed Gertrude Stein propped up in bed; a nearly tragic battle with blindness; and a fateful trip to a magnificently wild Pacific Northwest, a town called Kingcome . . . and her emergence, at sixty-nine, as a women who realized a dream.

    Praise for Again Calls the Owl

    “A writer of compassion, humor, spirit, and persistence.”St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    “Readers will find in this small memoir courage, joy, inspiration.”Library Journal

    “An unabashed joy for living.”Santa Barbara News-Press

  • One: A Novel

    I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

    Would we change if we knew what waits beyond space and time?

    “With One, the ninth novel from the ever spiritual and imaginative author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, [Richard] Bach continues his quest for a deeper understanding of human nature. . . . Although the elements of a great science fiction novel are present, the plot is secondary to the novel's theme of humanity's ability to control destiny”The Boston Herald

    “If you have ever tried to judge a book by its cover . . . One lives up to this question [in the headline] . . . and more . . . Bach gives the reader much to ponder, so much so in some chapters that the thoughtful may be tempted to read no more than a page at a sitting. Not because it's cumbersome reading, but because the ideas are worth savoring.”USA Today

    One is a provocative book . . . it gives beautiful, hope-filled answers.”Indianapolis News

    “Uplifting . . . Each of the inspirational set pieces preaches the same message: of the power of each individual to choose the ways of peace, brotherhood and love, to live with a reverence for nature and at harmony with the universe. Back again displays an inventive imagination and inspirational zeal.”Publishers Weekly

    One presents a number of provocative speculations: What would it be like to meet yourself when you were older or younger? How would your life turn out if you had made different choices, split up with your spouse, been born in a different time and place? . . . With love and hope as their guides and ‘what matters most’ as their destination, the Bachs touch down in different times and places, where they commune with some of their alternative selves.”The New York Times Book Review

    “This is a strange and though-provoking fantasy from the man who gave us Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, one that is imaginative, playful, and, in places, startling in concept.”The Anniston Star

    “Instead of soaring and diving through space, passengers on this flight must be prepared to cruise slowly, making several stops to look at their motivation and lifestyles as the Bachs look at their own.”Detroit Free Press

  • In or Out #2: Loves Me, Loves Me Not

    Are you IN or are you OUT? Find out in the launch of this exciting new YA series that explores the drama of high school friendship -- the ups & downs, the scandals & secrets, the romance & rivalries.

    Nola and Marnie were BFFs for years. But their friendship ended at the start of 9th grade, when Marnie tried to join Lizette Levin and her IN crowd, while Nola chose to stay OUT. Now, Nola and Marnie are worst enemies (WEFs) and determined to bring each other down. The friendship is over, but the drama has just begun!
    In this second book, each girl faces her own boy drama--alone. Can Marnie handle her first boyfriend? Can Nola deal with an unrequited crush? Will the girls turn to each other for help?

  • Big Red Tub

    It's bathtime for Stan and Stella, but too many friends want to join them in the big, red bathtub.

    Stan and Stella are having lots of fun in the big, red bathtub. And soon all of the animals want to join them. First Dog, then Lion, and soon Kangaroo wants to come in, too. But when Hippopotamus tries to fit, the bathtime adventure begins.

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

    The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.

    Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."

    When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.

    AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK
    AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
    AN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICE
    A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOK
    NAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS

    "Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963."  —NPR

  • The Mum-Minder

    I'm Sadie and I'm nearly nine. Mum's a childminder, but she doesn't have to mind me. I can mind myself, easy-peasy. Lucky for Mum, because now she's got the flu, so I've got to mind her - and help with all the babies!

  • God Emperor of Dune

    Book Four in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time

    Millennia have passed on Arrakis, and the once-desert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world’s savior, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity’s future, he sacrificed his own by merging with a sandworm, granting him near immortality as God Emperor of Dune for the past thirty-five hundred years.

    Leto’s rule is not a benevolent one. His transformation has made not only his appearance but his morality inhuman. A rebellion, led by Siona, a member of the Atreides family, has risen to oppose the despot’s rule. But Siona is unaware that Leto’s vision of a Golden Path for humanity requires her to fulfill a destiny she never wanted—or could possibly conceive....

  • Lost Truth

    Fourth in the sensational series featuring Alissa, a young student of magic whose rebellious nature puts her life in danger.

  • The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook: Your Personal Companion to How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

    In the bestselling tradition of The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

    Created to structure and motivate the reader's development of the seven da Vincian principles introduced in How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook represents the natural extension of Gelb's da Vinci line. As any modern da Vinci student knows, Leonardo's notebook both served as the incubator and repository of his unique genius and provides the foundation of any modern-day student's attempt to emulate that genius on his own. From the very first exercise in the original How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Gelb encourages readers to keep their own personal notebooks in which to hone their da Vincian skills; now he provides that notebook for them, with the added bonus of tips on exercises they'll recognize and new suggestions and assignments that will build on the work they've already done.

    Designed to echo the inviting look of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and structured to help readers focus on each of the seven genius principles, The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook is a companion volume that truly complements and enhances the reader's experience of the original book on which it's based.

  • Lily Alone

    Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.

    When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But taking care of 6-year-old twins, her 3-year-old sister and the family's flat feels overwhelming and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there . . .

  • Horrible Geography: Violent Volcanoes/Earth-Shattering

    Geography with twice the gritty bits! "Violent Volcanoes" is as hot as it gets. Read the diaries of volcano survivors and get cluedup with the spotter's guide to eruptions. "Earth-Shattering Earthquakes" reveals how to stay alive if an earthquake strikes and find out if you've got what it takes to become an earthquake expert. Geography has never been so horrible!

  • The World's Best Simple Bar Tricks

    Have a blast with bar tricks that can keep the party going for hours!

    Join in the fun by learning the secret of the "healed" broken matchstick...the mysteriously moving cigarette...the miraculous liquid handcuffs...and the "can-you-line-them-up?" three-glass challenge.  Here are 50 entertaining and exceptionally easy illusions, brain benders, games, gimmicks, and unnatural phenomena that require little or no physical skill to perform.

    Whenever conversation fizzles, the food runs out, or boredom threatens to set in, you can get the good times rolling.  All you need are items at hand like coins, glasses, and a napkin...Plus the exciting insider information you'll find in this, the biggest, most entertaining guide to bar tricks anywhere...for great fun anytime!

    Each and every bar trick is...
    Fully illustrated
    Risk-free and safe
    Great entertainment for club nights, parties, outings, sporting events

  • The Complete Rhyming Dictionary: Updated and Expanded

    The essential handbook for songwriters, poets, students, teachers, speechmakers, and members of the performing arts

    This simple-to-use, exceptionally complete reference work has been updated, expanded and redesigned to meet the needs of today's most demanding wordsmiths. Included here are:

    • Over 10,000 new entries—over 60,000 in all
    • More rhymes than any other book
    • Sight, vowel, consonant, and one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes
    • Proper names, slang, and scientific words
    • Guide to techniques and forms of poetry

  • Anne of Green Gables

    When Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, with its shower of apple blossoms and fields of buttercups, she hopes it will be the place she can call home. It's everything she's ever dreamed of! So when Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert tell her they were expecting a boy orphan -- someone strong enough to help around their farm -- Anne despairs. Is it her flaming red hair they don't like? Or her matching temper? Or her nonstop chatter? If only they'd give her a chance to mend her ways. But spunky Anne has a knack for getting into mischief -- as much as she has for spreading happiness all around her. She's a unique girl. She's Anne of Green Gables.

  • The Word-Conscious Classroom: Building the Vocabulary Readers and Writers Need

    Want to guarantee that students are learning rich vocabulary all day, everyday—and, by doing this, improving their reading and writing? In this lively, research-based book, based on successful classroom practice, the authors offer dozens of strategies, mini-lessons, units , and activities that increase students' exposure to and appreciation of sophisticated language.

    A sampling of the vocabulary-focused strategies and tools include:

    • Using daily read alouds and think alouds during shared reading to gather powerful language from literature

    • Organizing literature circles with one student serving as the “word hunter”

    • Engaging in whole class and small group lively games such as gift of words bingo and ricochet

    • Using mentor texts as models for writing class books

    • Appointing all students to be “word catchers” and “word coaches” for each other

    • Establishing a classroom community where it is considered normal to ask about word meanings and experimenting with language

    • Collecting and displaying words in the “Bank of Powerful Language”

    • Offering rubrics for word learning assessment

    In addition, the authors offer lively ways to enhance word consciousness by linking reading and writing through step-by-step units on poetry, memoir, stories, and research writing. For use with Grades 4-8.

  • Great Cow Race (BONE #2)

    The cornerstone of GRAPHIX, our new graphic novel imprint, BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.

    In THE GREAT COW RACE, volume 2 of this 9-book epic, Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben. But Phoney risks everything on one last get-rich-quick scheme for the town's annual Great Cow Race. As usual, Phoney's plans go disastrously awry, and Boneville seems further away than ever. Meanwhile, ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing, and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy.

  • Cloud Busting

    Despite his Mum's insistence, Sam doesn't want to be friends with Davey, he thinks Davey's a first class, grade A, top of the dung heap moron. But one day Davey saves Sam's life and a bond is formed between them. Sam is still embarrassed to be seen with Davey, but little by little he has to admit, when it's just the two of them, Davey is a lot of fun. But then something terrible happens to Davey. . . Told in verse, in first person, this is the touching story of an extraordinary friendship, that changes two boys lives for ever. An uplifting tale that truly sings out.

  • Scholastic Reader Level 1: Can You See What I See? Animals: Read-and-Seek

    Bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick creates a new Level 1 reader series with lots of photographic search-and-find fun--especially for beginning readers!

    From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books and creator of the Can You See What I See? series is a new rhyming, search-and-find reader series--especially for the newest reader! Readers can use the picture clues to search for dozens of hidden trinkets and toys!

    This book builds confidence in new readers and provides hours of fun as well!

  • Just Another Judgement Day

    I’m John Taylor. I work as a PI out of the Nightside, that secret centre of London where clocks always read three A.M., where terrible things happen with predictable regularity, and where the always-dark streets are full of people partying like Judgement Day will never come.

               
    Now it may have arrived. God’s own enforcer, the righteous engine of destruction known as the Walking Man, has come to the Nightside. He’s a being whose sole purpose is the elimination of the wicked and the guilty—and given the nature of the Nightside, there’s a good chance that once he gets started, he’ll just keep on until there’s no-one left.
               
    So the Authorities have hired me to stop him. Legend has it that he can’t be killed. I’m very much hoping that the legend isn’t true…

  • Survey Of Advanced Microprocessor Architectures

    System design using advanced 32-bit microprocessors differs significantly from that used for earlier 8-bit devices. Here are practical, qualitative explanations of the architectures and uses of these processors, including RISC systems, dedicated AI processors, and parallel processing systems.

  • Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition

    Combining scholarly authority with an awareness of today’s communication demands, Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the user’s process of association and leading to scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phrases with each entry(from sophisticated choices to completely new vocabulary in the language(brings users an exceptional number of alternatives to fit any variation of style and tone.

    •Created by the highly respected Princeton Language Institute
    •More word choices than any other thesaurus (OVER 1 MILLION WORDS!)
    •Concise definitions for each main entry
    •A revolutionary Concept Index (arranged by idea, it mirrors the way we actually think!)
    •No obsolete terms (all synonyms and antonyms reflect modern usage)

  • Tell Me What You See

    Teen gothic horror from a new German author: sexy-scary!

    Lost in a cemetery, Alissa stumbles into a crypt, where she finds a veinous purple plant growing up through the lid of a casket. Weirdly compelled, she opens the coffin and cuts off the growth, which had wormed its roots into the corpse's rotting heart. Soon, the hypnotic plant has taken hold of Alissa, too. Seduced by visions, she starts to lose sight of reality. And her kiss now carries a terrible power. Can her best friend, Evelin, save her from her strange, consuming passions--and from Simon, her crazed stalker ex?

  • The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex: A Medical Handbook for Men

    Finally--the book for every gay man's bedside table.

    At last! Answers to the questions you're too embarrassed to ask--but always wanted to know!

    Why does it hurt down there?  Is it really safe to do that?    What does it mean when something looks like this--and how do I make it go away?

    Chances are you never learned anything about gay intimacy from your parents, your school, or your family physician.  Here, at last, is reliable, comprehensive information on a wide spectrum of gay medical concerns, written by an eminent surgeon and recognized authority on gay health issues.

    With up-to-date facts, interviews, and case studies from the author's practice, The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex goes far beyond HIV concerns, combining a complete education about the safe and pleasurable practices of male-male sexuality with a comprehensive medical volume.

    Here are the facts about what you need to know to keep your sex life hot and healthy, including:

    The rules of safe anorectal stimulation.

    Symptoms to send you running to the doctor.

    Foreplay, sex toys, and other accessories.

    Viral and nonviral STDs-don't wake up with an unpleasant surprise!

    Treatments for impotence and other sexual dysfunctions.

    Diseases that can be spread without penetration.

    Drugs...relationships...doctors (how to find the right one for you), and much more.

  • Red-eyed Tree Frog

    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences: laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!
    Sixteen bestselling titles available now!


    Category: Nature
    In a tropical rain forest in Central America, a red-eyed tree frog spends the night looking for food while avoiding potential predators. Award-winning photographer Nic Bishop's larger-than-life, gorgeous images document the hunt, which ends happily with the frog settling down in the leaves to spend his daylight hours sleeping! Joy Cowley's simple, readable text makes the frog's story fun, interesting, and accessible to young readers. This is a nature tale like you've never seen before!

  • Double Act

    Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever?

  • Owls in the Family

    Every child needs to have a pet. No one could argue with that.
     
    But what happens when your pet is an owl, and your owl is terrorizing the neighbourhood?
     
    In Farley Mowat’s exciting children’s story, a young boy’s pet menagerie—which includes crows, magpies, gophers and a dog—grows out of control with the addition of two cantankerous pet owls. The story of how Wol and Weeps turn the whole town upside down s warm, funny, and bursting with adventure and suspense.

  • Clikits Guide to Life



    Pop quiz, hotshot: How is life like a Clikit?
    #1: Your life's got a ton of different parts - friends, family, school, a million other things. And it's up to you to fit them all together.

    #2: All those pieces jumbled together can get a little complicated . . . sometimes, you just wish life came with an instruction book.

    Well, your wish is our command! The team at Clikits has put together a super-duper, handy-dandy guide to building a better life from the ground up.

  • Noah's Ark

    "the book is a triumph, the definitive Noah's Ark."—Publishers Weekly

    Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Peter Spier's Noah's Ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for over 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.

    In Spier's imaginative retelling, readers witness the danger and the grandeur of the terrifying flood but also the lighter moments: Noah's wife jumping on a crate to avoid the rats; Noah shooing all but two bees from a busy hive; and all the animal babies being born in the spring. It's an illustration feat that's both majestic and tender.

  • BOB Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners: 8 Books for young readers

    Bob Books are back, now with a bright, unique box display and colored illustrations throughout that make learning to read even more fun!

    Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners

    Bob Books Set 2 continues to build reading skills. Use of three-letter words and consistent vowel sounds in slightly longer stories build confidence. Children love the hilarious (and sometimes mischievous) stories and pictures. These twelve books, filled with fun, drama, and surprise keep interest high for even the youngest readers.

  • Crackback

    In his gripping debut novel, acclaimed picture book author John Coy presents the high stakes world of high school football, where doing what it takes to win doesn't always mean doing the right thing.

    When Miles Manning, a successful high school football player, discovers his teammates are using steroids--and one of them is his best friend--he's faced with a tough decision: Is he willing to do what it takes to win? Football is his life, and his family, especially his dad, is pinning its hopes on him. It's a lot of pressure for a high school junior to bear. This gripping look into the world of high school boys and athletes--and their struggle to be the best--is provocative and searingly honest.

  • The Small Book: A Revolutionary Alternative for Overcoming Alcohol and Drug Dependence

    Offering an alternative to twelve-step programs, a supportive guide explains how to identify the impulse to use intoxicants, learn self-control, value sobriety, and replace addiction with self-supportive behaviors.

  • The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2007

    America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. His mission is to make sure you never fall prey to unscrupulous buyers or sellers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins, advice on collecting trends, and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you to be the expert with information on:

    • Understanding coin grades and what they mean in dollars and cents for collectors
    • The advantages of a “certified coin” from a grading service
    • Essential specifications—diameter, weight, composition, edge, and designers—for popular U.S. coins
    • Comprehensive listings of coin periodicals

    THE MOST COMPLETE AND CURRENT PRICE GUIDE ON THE MARKET TODAY!

  • I Was a Third Grade Science Project

    It sure is handy having Brian the Brain for a best friend—how else would Josh have a shot at first prize in the science fair and winning tickets to Wonderland Lake? But when Brian plans to hypnotize his dog, Arfie, into thinking he’s a cat, Josh knows he can say goodbye to Wonderland Lake—this scheme will never work. The next thing he knows, Josh is climbing trees and craving raw fish sandwiches. What’s going on? Will the real science project please meow?

  • Contemporary American Jewelry Design

    The Phenomenon of Studio Goldsmithing When the history of art in the 1980s is written, much of it will be etched in gold. This is the time of the contemporary goldsmith, an artist who chooses to work in precious metals rather than oils or marble. The contemporary jeweler-as-artist has only recently become a re- cognized force. With rare exceptions, the whole field is little more than thirty years old. But it is only within the past fifteen years that these jewelers have entered the jewelry mainstream. The phenomenon of contemporary goldsmithing embraces an eclectic group of artists, each with a unique vision, each taking a per- sonal path to jewelry producing. They have as little relationship to the typical, mass-produced jewelry as a champagne maker has to a bottler of orange soda. They approach a piece of art, not a piece of metal. The work is personal and a perfect expression of the "back to the land" movement that spawned it. Many of these goldsmiths were looking not merely for a way to make a living but for a way to make a life that was worthy of living. Running a business while trying to remain a creative metalsmith at the same time is the ongoing challenge. The jeweler-artists have solved or resolved these often conflicting needs in slightly different ways and in a beautiful variety of techniques and styles. Their meth- ods, their growth, and their work are discussed here.

  • Burn Marks: A V. I. Warshawski Novel

    Someone knocking on the door at 3 A.M. is never  good news. For V.I. Warshawski, the bad news  arrives in the form of her wacky, unwelcome aunt Elena.  The fire that has just burned down a sleazy  SRO hotel has brought Elena to  V.I.'s doorstep. Uncovering an arsonist  -- and the secrets hidden behind Elena's boozy  smile -- will send V.I. into the  seedy world of Chicago's homeless... into the Windy  City's backroom deals and bedroom politics, where  new schemers and old cronies team up to get V.I.  off the case -- by hook, by crook, or by  homocide.

  • The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2)

    Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi returns with his mysterious world full of new allies . . . and old enemies!

    Emily and Navin's mother is still in a coma from the arachnopod's poison, and there's only one place to find help: Kanalis, the bustling, beautiful city of waterfalls. But when Em, her brother, and Miskit and the rest of the robotic crew aboard the walking house reach the city, they quickly realize that seeking help is looking for trouble, dangerous trouble.

  • The Complete Book of Food Counts, 7th edition

    Featuring thousands of new listings—and thousands more choices—than ever before, this completely revised seventh edition of The Complete Book of Food Counts is the most up-to-date reference you can buy. Featuring all-new information on a wide variety of new products, here are essential counts for generic and brand-name foods PLUS the latest gourmet and health foods, including hundreds of ethnic foods. From fast-food salads to gourmet pizza, from Mexican to Japanese to Indian cuisines, this authoritative reference gives you all the nutritional information you need, whether you’re walking the supermarket aisles or checking out your local natural food and gourmet shops!

  • Private Peaceful

    From the Children's Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered. Includes After Words bonus features.

    As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas will be forced to confront an even greater horror.
    As the minutes tick by, Thomas remembers his childhood spent deep in the countryside with his mother, his brothers, and Molly, the love of his life. But each minute that passes brings Thomas closer to something he can't bear to to think about--the moment when the war and its horrific consequences will change his life forever.

  • The Magus: A Novel

    A man trapped in a millionare's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal

    Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused by staged deaths, sensual encounters, and terrifying violence, Urfe becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his life.

    A work rich with symbols, conundrums and labrinthine twists of event, The Magus is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining, a work that ranks with the best novels of modern times.

  • Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key

    Your Seven-Year-Old is devoted to the delightful but often anxious and withdrawn child of Seven. Although any seven-year-old will have moments of exuberance, security, and happiness, in general this is an age of introspection. As it begins, parents and teachers may welcome the quiet after the tussles and tangles of Six. But once the child of Seven starts to withdraw it’s almost as though he doesn't know where or when to stop. Seven-year-olds feel picked on by family, friends, and teachers alike; they worry that no one likes them; they expect every little task to prove too difficult to handle; tears come easily at this age.
     
    With wit and wisdom, Dr. Ames of the highly respected Gesell Institute and Carol Chase Haber offer insights into what children this age are feeling and thinking, and how parents can best deal with these moody, serious Sevens.
     
    Included in this book:
    • New body awareness
    • Sulking
    • Concerns about fairness
    • Stories from real life
    • Fascination with horror, gore
    • Threats of running away from home
    • Life in the second grade
    • Books for Sevens and the parents of Sevens
     
    “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

  • The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2010

    DON’T BE OVERCHARGED WHEN YOU BUY. DON’T BE SHORTCHANGED WHEN YOU SELL.


    America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. His mission is to make sure you never fall prey to unscrupulous buyers or sellers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins, advice on collecting trends, and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you to be the expert with information on

    •Understanding coin grades and what they mean in dollars and cents for collectors
    •The advantages of a “certified coin” from a grading service
    •Essential specifications–diameter, weight, composition, edge, and designers–for popular U.S. coins
    •Comprehensive listings of coin periodicals

    THE MOST COMPLETE AND CURRENT PRICE GUIDE ON THE MARKET TODAY!

  • Boss of Bosses: The FBI and Paul Castellano

    “At least as good as Mario Puzo, with shades of David Mamet or even Arthur Miller.”—New York Daily News

    Paul Castellano headed New York’s immensely powerful Gambino crime family for more than ten years. On December 16, 1985, he was gunned down in a spectacular shooting on Manhattan's fashionable East Side.

    At the time of his death, Paul Castellano was under indictment. So were most of the major Mafia figures in New York. Why? Because in 1983 the FBI had hidden a microphone in the kitchen of Castellano's Staten Island mansion. The 600 hours of recorndings led to eight criminal trials. And this book.

    Agents Joe O’Brien and Andris Kurins planted that mike. They listened to the voices. Now they bring you the most revealing look inside the Mafia ever . . . in the Mafia’s own words.

    “Beautifully done, not only strange and fascinating but even touching.”—Robert Daley, author of Prince of the City

  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left on earth after the great flood. The Native Americans who still live there call it Quee, a place of such incredible natural richness that hunting and fishing remain primary food sources.

    But the old culture of totems and potlatch is being replaces by a new culture of prefab housing and alcoholism. Kingcome's younger generation is disenchanted and alienated from its heritage. And now, coming upriver is a young vicar, Mark Brian, on a journey of discovery that can teach him—and us—about life, death, and the transforming power of love.

  • Eating Things on Sticks

    Harry is in trouble. He's burned down the family kitchen so now has to spend a week of his summer hols with his uncle Tristram - who's heading off to stay with a new girlfriend - Morning Glory - on a tiny British island.

    Harry doesn't expect it to be a lot of fun - with just a wacky competition at the end of the week to look forward to.
    He certainly didn't expect to discover all the beards.
    Or the angel on the mountain.
    Or the helicopters circling overhead all week.
    And he definitely didn't think it would be so wet . . .

  • Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys

    HE STARTED LEARNING to play the piano when he was three years old in Shenyang, China. Today he is one of the world’s most outstanding pianists. In this engrossing life story, adapted by Michael French, Lang Lang not only recounts the difficult, often thrilling, events of his early days, but also shares his perspective on his rapidly changing homeland. He thoughtfully explores the differences between East and West, especially in the realm of classical music and cultural life. Shining through his rags-to-riches story of a child prodigy who came of age as a renowned musician, Lang Lang’s positive spirit, his dynamic personality, and his enduring passion for music will inspire readers of all ages. Includes a 16-page photo insert.

  • Cash Flow Accounting U.K.

    This text attempts to draw together the ideas of cash flow accounting and exit value accounting in a unified system of reporting that is explained in simple terms. Providing a focus, it offers a model of reporting which can be used for further study, discussion and development. Many of the conventional ideas of financial reporting theory and practice are challenged, and order to reinforce the argument, the author makes continuous use of simple numerical examples. The text identifies the type of financial reporting relevant to the needs of various report users who are concerned with matters relating to entity liquidity and profitability. In the past more attention has been paid to the problems of financial reporters and auditors than to the needs of report users. This text aims to redress this imbalance. The book has been constructed as a series of related chapters, with the reader encouraged to build a complete understanding by following the progression of ideas set out by the author. This text should be of interest to advanced undergraduate students in accounting and finance, as well as professional accountants.

  • Incredible Incas

    History with the nasty bits left in! 'The Incredible Incas' gives you the gory details about the Incan Empire, which ruled 12 million people but was smashed by 260 Spanish invaders ... and a few germs. What to know why llamas wore earrings and drank beer? How a bucket of stewed pee can make you beautiful? Why servants ate the emperor's hair? History has never been so horrible!

  • Song Of The Sparrow

    This eloquent and gripping addition to the Camelot canon -- written in beautiful verse -- has received glowing, starred reviews and early awards buzz!

    Since the days of King Arthur, there have been poems and paintings created in her name. She is Elaine of Ascolat, the Lady of Shalott, and now there is a book all her own. The year is 490 A.D. and 16-year-old Elaine has a temperament to match her fiery red hair. Living on a military base with her father, brothers, and the rest of Arthur's army, Elaine pines for the handsome Lancelot, and longs for a female friend. But when the cruel, beautiful Gwynivere arrives, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. Can Elaine find the strength to survive the birth of a kingdom?

  • How to Make Love All the Time: Make Love Last a Lifetime

    “One of the best guides to enjoying a great love relationship that I have ever read.”—Harold Bloomfield, M.D., co-author of How to Survive the Loss of a Love

    Who taught you how to love and have a fulfilling, lasting relationship? The answer is probably “no one.” Well, finally, here is the missing information you need to create the love life you deserve! Bestselling author and renowned relationship expert Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., teaches you the secret ingredients for building a successful and exciting relationship—and making love last a lifetime. You will discover:

    • How to rekindle and keep the passion alive year after year
    • The real reasons love stops working and how to prevent it
    • Communication secrets for getting through to your mate
    • How to turn sex into real lovemaking
    • The four key ingredients you need to stay in love
    • Invaluable exercises, quizzes, self-tests, and more

    Whether you’re single and searing for love, or in a relationship and want to make it even better, How to Make Love All the Time will give you the answers you’ve been looking for!

    “Good advice . . . help[s] you recognize that love works when you work at it.”—Dr. Sonya Friedman, author of Smart Cookies Don’t Crumble

  • Help! We Have Strange Powers! (Goosebumps Horrorland #10)

    It's a whole new ride from master of fright and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained in just one book!

    Twelve-year-old twins Jillian and Jackson are startled when they discover they can read each other's thoughts. But that's not all. They can read other people's thoughts, too!
    The strange new powers are exciting...at first. But soon they discover that somebody else knows their secret. Somebody who will stop at nothing to control their powers....
    They can't start trusting people in HorrorLand, either. One of the kids might be a traitor. Every time is looks as if they are getting away, the bad guys are waiting for them. Who's too blame?

  • Magic Strikes

    When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it’s a job for mercenary Kate Daniels in this thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

    Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that’s saying a lot.

    But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games—an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament—she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community...

  • Horrible Histories: Incredible Incas: Activity Book

    Terry Deary's foul facts and Martin Brown's crafty cartoons combine to bring all those cunning conquistadors and terrific temples to life. With an Incan initiation game to play and a push-out lofty lord to dress.

  • Camouflage

    Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it.

    Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home—but the Chameleon has decided there's only room for one.

  • The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

    Here's a chapter book of contemporary fables about a rambunctious group of fourth graders and their amazing teacher—the globe-trotting, Mayan-ceremonial-robe-wearing Mr. Jupiter—that is sure to delight students and teachers alike. Kids will laugh out loud as they learn tried-and-true lessons in this funny, fast-paced book.

    The fourth graders at Aesop Elementary are, well, unusual. There's Calvin Tallywong, who wants to go back to kindergarten. But when he actually gets the chance, he's forced to do the squirrel dance and wear a school bus name tag. The moral of his story? Be careful what you wish for. Then there's Amisha Spelwadi, who can spell wildebeest, no problem. But when Mr. Jupiter asks the class to spell cat, all Amisha can come up with is kat. The moral: Don't count your chickens before they hatch. 

    And don't miss the class's continued adventures in The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School by Candace Fleming.

  • Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time

    Stanford Wong is in big trouble--or as he would spell it, "trubble"--in this laugh-out-loud companion to the award-winning MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS and this season's HC, EMILY EBERS.



    Stanford Wong is having a bad summer. If he flunks his summer-school English class, he won't pass sixth grade. If that happens, he won't start on the A-team. If *that* happens, his friends will abandon him and Emily Ebers won't like him anymore. And if THAT happens, his life will be over. Soon his parents are fighting, his grandmother Yin-Yin hates her new nursing home, he's being "tutored" by the world's biggest nerdball Millicent Min--and he's not sure his ballpoint "Emily" tattoo is ever going to wash off.

  • Scholastic Reader Collection Level 1: I Spy: 4 Picture Riddle Books

    Introducing the I Spy Reader Collection! Four bestselling I Spy readers in one collection, paper-over-board, 6 x 9, and priced and $6.99!

    Four amazing I Spy readers, bound in a 6 x 9 paper-over-board format, featuring the picture riddles of Jean Marzollo and the stunning photography of Walter Wick!

    This bind-up includes:

    I Spy Funny Teeth
    I Spy a Dinosaur's Eye
    I Spy a School Bus
    I Spy a Scary Monster

  • Hollywood Babylon: The Legendary Underground Classic of Hollywood's Darkest and Best Kept Secrets

    “Kenneth Anger has fashioned a delicious . . . box of poisoned bonbons. Picking through the slag heap of the Hollywood dream factory, [he] has put together a truly prodigious anthology of star-studded scandal.”—The New York Times

    Kenneth Anger is a former child movie actor who grew up to become one of America’s leading underground filmmakers. Hollywood Babylon was originally published in Paris, and quickly became an underground legend. Not a word has been changed. Not a story omitted. Here is the hot, luscious plum of sizzling scandal that continues to shock the world.

  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary #1)

    Read the hilarious, candid (& sometimes mean) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be. In this book, Jamie contends with Angeline, the school's prettiest, most popular girl (who Jamie thinks is a goon!) and the impending visit of her troll-like little cousin. Will Jamie survive? Will she go mad? Will she send her mom's nasty casserole to starving children in Wheretheheckistan? You'll just have to read the first installment of Dear Dumb Diary to find out!

  • D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

    "I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder.

    Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive.

    In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers.

    Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. 

    No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. 

    “For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.”—The Horn Book

    “The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative.”—The New York Times

    A New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books|100 Years selection

    An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection

  • Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck

    A stunning look at World War II from the other side...

    From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front--von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers.

    Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman. Told with the vivid detail of an impassioned eyewitness, his rare and moving memoir has become a classic in the literature of World War II, a first-person chronicle of the glory--and the inevitable tragedy--of a superb soldier fighting Hitler's war.

  • Geronimo Stilton Special Edition: A Christmas Tale

    Celebrate the holidays in style -- mouse-style, that is! Join Geronimo for his first-ever special edition.

    It was Christmastime on Mouse Island, and I couldn't wait to celebrate with my friends and family. But then I discovered that they were all traveling out of town for the holidays, and I'd be spending Christmas alone! I was starting to feel like a real grinch. Would this be my loneliest Christmas ever?

  • Rice: Production

    This volume discusses the many advances in technology during the past decade in rice production. There is a strong emphasis on rice plant growth and development, genetics and breeding, rice culture, rice plant diseases, insect pests of the rice plant, insect pests of stored rice, weed management, harvest drying and storage of rough rice, miling and properties of rice cryopsis.

  • Animals in the House: A History of Pets and People

    Everything you've ever wanted to know and more about our favorite companions. ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE scampers through the history of pets and people and takes a closer look at today's most popular pets.

    There are approximately 377,800,000 pets purring, slithering, or swimming in the United States! ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE combines hilarious illustrations and a fun, youthful text to tell the story of pets through the ages and the people who kept them, including famous pets and pet owners. Each chapter touches on the history of the animal in the wild, its domestication, and the high points of its popularity as a pet. Kids will also discover historical attitudes and superstitions about pets.

  • Don't Say Yes When You Want to Say No: Making Life Right When It Feels All Wrong

    Yes, you can learn to say what you mean and mean what you say.

    This bestselling guide has already transformed thousands of lives—and can change  your as well. The authors’ pioneering Assertiveness Training Technique can help you gain recognition and promotion on the job, renew your marriage, put  more zing in your sex life, deal with your  children more effectively, and make new friends. Change your life as you learn how to:

    • Target your own assertiveness difficulties and set  your own goals.
    • Follow your progress with a workshop that gives you step-by-step reinforcement.
    • Visualize and  actualize through exercises designed to perfect new behavior patterns.
    • Develop self-control that comes from within.
    • Change habits that keep you from getting what you want in every area of your life.

  • Crown of Horns (BONE #9)

    BONE is more thrilling, adventurous, and hilarious than ever in this conclusion to Jeff Smith's bestselling comic book saga!

    It's full-fledged war as Briar, the rat creatures, and the Pawan army storm the city of Atheia. The Bone cousins, Thorn, and Gran'ma Ben are all there to defend the Valley and stop the return of the Lord of the Locusts. When Thorn goes inside a ghost circle, she hears a voice urging her to seek the Crown of Horns. What follows is another dangerous journey for Thorn and loyal Fone Bone as they race to the sacred grounds of the dragons, searching for the one thing that may save them all. This is the breathtaking conclusion to Jeff Smith's nine-book graphic novel series.

  • The Sun Down Motel

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.


    Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

    Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

  • Magic Bites

    Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring the intriguing fantasy world of mercenary Kate Daniels…

    When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.
     
    Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles.
     
    The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate’s guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t have it any other way...

  • Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi #10: Reckoning

    The shocking conclusion to The Last of the Jedi series!

    Former Jedi apprentice Ferus Olin must choose -- the way of the Jedi... or the dark side? The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.

  • Reading & Math Jumbo Workbook: Grade 3

    300 skill-building pages that give kids practice with vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, multiplication, fractions, and everything they'll need to succeed as students. For use with Grade 3.

  • Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

    If you think idioms are a "tough nut to crack," pick up the revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS. Fun new design and more than 700 common American phrases, sayings, and expressions.

    Cat got your tongue? Penny for your thoughts? Come again? Every day, idioms bring color to our speech. Since they don't really mean what they say, idioms can stump even the native English-speaker. Marvin Terban makes understanding idioms "as easy as pie" with the revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS. Explanations for, and origins of, more than 700 everyday American idioms, complete with kid-friendly sample sentences. The entries are amusing as well as educational. Alphabetical listing and cross-referencing index makes finding idioms a "piece of cake."

  • Darkness Unbound: A Dark Angels Novel

    The fight against darkness rages on for the next generation—in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur’s exciting new series set in the world of the Guardians.
     
    Being half werewolf and half Aedh, Risa Jones can enter the twilight realms between life and death and see the reapers, supernatural beings that collect the souls of the dead. But she soon makes a terrifying discovery: Some sinister force is stealing souls, preventing the dead from ever knowing the afterlife.

    Reapers escort souls—not snatch them—but Risa is still unnerved when a reaper shadows her in search of someone Risa has never met: her own father, an Aedh priest, who is rumored to be tampering with the gates of hell for a dark purpose. With the help of her “aunt”—half-werewolf, half-vampire Riley Jenson—and an Aedh named Lucian who may have lost his wings but none of his sex appeal, Risa must pursue whatever shadowy practitioner of blood magic is seizing souls, and somehow stop her father . . . before all hell breaks loose.

  • Ready, Freddy! #15: Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble

    With more than two million copies sold, READY, FREDDY! is a huge success with first-grade readers!

    It's a Thanksgiving disaster for Freddy Thresher! When his first-grade class begins planning the annual Thanksgiving play, everyone will have a role. Freddy's friends are all happy to be Pilgrims and Indians, but there is one part that nobody wants to be-the turkey! Freddy hopes he won't get the part, but-you guessed it-he gets the unlucky role. Now Freddy has to find a way to play the turkey while everyone is laughing at him.

  • The Smoke Jumper: A Novel

    In a searing novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Horse Whisperer gives his millions of readers another hero...

    The Smoke Jumper

    His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have. For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow “smoke jumper,” Ed Tully. Julia loves them both--until a fiery tragedy on Montana’s Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them, and burns a brand on all their hearts.

    In the wake of the fire, Connor embarks on a harrowing journey to the edge of human experience, traveling the world’s worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but never happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, again and again he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, he must walk through fire once more...

  • Me Counting Time: From Seconds to Centuries

    How long is a second? Can you count a minute? What is a decade? How many years are in a century?

    Me Counting Time can show you! From a second to a minute to an hour to a day — and all the way to a millennium — this playful introduction to time helps children understand the many measurements of time and how they’re used in everyday life.

    Easy to read and easy to understand, Me Counting Time makes learning a fun time for every child.

  • The Prophet of Yonwood

    Before there was Ember…there was Yonwood. Discover the prophecy that started it all in this prequel to the The City of Ember—a modern-day classic with over 4 MILLION copies sold!

    Nickie will grow up to be one of the first citizens of the city of Ember. But for now, she is a girl who has just moved to the town of Yonwood. There, she discovers a place full of suspicion, where one citizen’s visions of fire and destruction have turned everyone against each other. Eager to take her mind off her father’s absence as he works on a mysterious government project, Nickie reads her great-grandfather’s peculiar journals, spies on a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, and meets a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes— all while keeping an eye out for trouble. But is it already too late to avoid a devastating war?
    Praise for the City of Ember books:

    Nominated to 28 State Award Lists!
    An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
    A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
    A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice
    A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book
    A Mark Twain Award Winner
    A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner
     
    “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today
     
    “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
     
    “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred
     
    “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

  • Horrible Histories: Edinburgh

    In the first of the "New City" titles Terry Deary reveals the foul and fierce history of Edinburgh. Featuring tales of the cursed castle and details of a whole host of historical horrors that happened on the High Street, "Edinburgh" comes complete with a fold-out map of the city's horrible highlights.

  • The Last Wolf

    Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations.

    Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats. There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too . . .

  • How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Room?

    The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their second original dinosaur board book, a playful "how-to" tale about making a mess and then cleaning it up.

    Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs learn to pick up and put away their toys. How do dinosaurs clean their rooms? With trash cans and dusters and brooms!
    Now Jane Yolen's playful, read-aloud text and Mark Teague's hilarious illustrations show your own little dinosaurs just how fun and easy it can be. Brimming with the same infectious humor as the other HOW DO DINOSAURS tales, this new board book is a perfect companion to the immensely popular picture books and a great baby gift as well.

  • I Will Fear No Evil

    The brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant from New York Times bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein.

    As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman.

  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy (Fly Guy #4)

    The fourth book in a humorous, easy-to-read series about a boy and his pet fly! Each book in the series has a fun foil cover!

    Buzz is visiting Grandma, and Fly Guy comes along for the ride. Oops! Grandma swallows Fly Guy, then a spider, then a bird, then a cat, then a dog. . . .

    She's about to swallow a horse, when Fly Guy shouts: "BUZZZ!" Buzz is starting to worry, but there is nothing Fly Guy can't handle! He flies out, and all the critters follow. And everybody parties!

  • Guinness World Records To The Extreme

    The tallest, the smallest, the longest, and the oddest--these are the most extreme Guinness World Records of all time!

    With the records theme of "extreme," it's all in there--from skateboarding to space, diets to dogs, and much, much more. Now, you can get in-depth with your favorite outrageous records like never before!

    Zoom along at extreme speeds by foot, wing, or furniture. Grab a snack at the world's largest food fight, or maybe you'd prefer a bite of the fastest sandwich made by human feet? Marvel at the smelliest flower, the loudest burp, and a special elephant's artistic talent.

    Discover amazing all-new facts, photos, and much, much more. It's extreme!

  • Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize

    These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

    Nate the Great is about to enter his dog, Sludge, in the smartest pet contest. But when the prize disappears, it looks as if the contest will flop.

    It's a tough case for Nate and Sludge as they search for clues leading to the missing prize. In more ways than one, it's a very fishy business. Can Nate and Sludge find the prize in time?

  • Horrible Histories: Witches

    The nasty bits at your fingertips! Discover the truth behind the pointy hats and black cats, and other idiotic ideas about witchcraft, and brace yourself for foul facts about the evil executions the poor people suffered. Want to know: \* which magic word was used to zap zits?

  • Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

    A collection of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card.

    Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov • Arthur C. Clarke • Robert A. Heinlein • Ursula K. Le Guin • Ray Bradbury • Frederik Pohl • Harlan Ellison • George Alec Effinger • Brian W. Aldiss • William Gibson & Michael Swanwick • Theodore Sturgeon • Larry Niven • Robert Silverberg • Harry Turtledove • James Blish • George R. R. Martin • James Patrick Kelly • Karen Joy Fowler • Lloyd Biggle, Jr. • Terry Bisson • Poul Anderson • John Kessel • R.A. Lafferty • C.J. Cherryh • Lisa Goldstein • Edmond Hamilton

    In much of the science fiction of the past, the twenty-first century existed only in the writers’ imaginations. Now that it’s here, it’s time to take a look back at the last one hundred years in science fiction through the works of the most celebrated and acclaimed authors of the century—to see where we’ve been and just how far we’ve come.
     
    Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today...and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity’s place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and breathtaking stories, this definitive collection will stand the test of time in both this century and those to come.

  • Tonka Power Reading: Christmas Trucks

    All your favorite Tonka vehicles in action!

    All about the trucks that work hard at the Christmas tree farm! Spot art throughout the text illustrates key words to help young readers.

  • Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    While on vacation, Raymond incessantly checked the carpets of Disney World looking for poison he had seen spilled there--in his mind.... Sherry was terrified of her thoughts about stabbing her baby daughter.... Jeff couldn't silence a mental voice urging him to have sex with men and animals....

    Howard Hughes had it. So did historical figures Martin Luther and Ignatius of Loyola. They all suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)--as do over five million Americans who need to know that there is now hope and help. Ian Osborn, M.D., a specialist in OCD and a sufferer himself, has written the first comprehensive book on the experience, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD. He reveals recent discoveries about the disease as a biological disorder--a physical, not a psychological abnormality--and the exciting new therapies that have dramatically changed the future for OCD sufferers.

    His wise, compassionate book includes:

    Pencil-and-paper tests for self-diagnosis
    Six steps to conquering OCD
    Medication that works
    Early signs that show OCD in children
    Guidelines for family members
    A comprehensive listing of where to find organizations and support groups--and more

  • Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search For John Wilkes Booth

    NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

    Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

  • Elegant and Easy Bedrooms: 100 Trade Secrets for Designing with Style

    The perfect bedroom is more than just a place to sleep, it's a haven for reading, relaxing, or even working at a desk or laptop. Above all, it's a sanctuary--a room that should replenish and restore, and ELEGANT AND EASY BEDROOMS will help readers create a personal oasis, whatever their budget. Ideas within include how to give inexpensive sheer curtains an elegant upgrade; how designer-tested colors can make a cramped bedroom feel airy and open; and bright new ideas for "catching" and maximizing sunlight.

  • Coyote Horizon

    View our feature on Allen Steele’s Coyote Horizon.The colonial world of Coyote has become the last, best hope of humankind. But Hawk Thompson has learned something about the aliens who also call Coyote home-and his knowledge will change human history.

  • Dreamfever: Fever Series Book 4

    In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest adventure of her life.

    MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.

    He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

    As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.

    It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons . . . and about the world she thought she knew.

    Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:
    DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

  • Freedom's Landing

    Kristin Bjornsen lived a normal life, right up until the day the spaceships floated into view above Denver. As human slaves were herded into the maw of a massive vessel, Kristin realized her normal life was over and her fight for freedom was just beginning…

    The alien Catteni value strength and intelligence in their slaves—and Kristin has managed to survive her enslavement while hundreds of other humans have not. But her trial has just begun, for now she finds herself part of a massive experiment. The aliens have discovered a new world, and they have a simple way of finding out if it’s habitable: drop hundreds of slaves on the surface and see what happens.

    If they survive, colonization can begin. If not, there are always more slaves.

  • The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.
     
    NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES
     
    “Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—Entertainment Weekly
     
    In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.
     
    Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, The Innocent Man reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss.
     
    Praise for The Innocent Man
     
    “Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.”The Boston Globe
     
    “A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.”Time
     
    “A triumph.”—The Seattle Times

  • He's Scared, She's Scared: Understanding the Hidden Fears That Sabotage Your Relationships

    Available for the first time in paperback, this  follow-up to the phenomenally successful  Men Who Can't Love tackles the issue of  commitmentphobia, that persistent obstacle to truly  satisfying contemporary relationships. Authors  Stephen Carter and Julia Sokol explore why modern men  and women are torn between the desire for intimacy  and the equally intense need for independence.  Drawing on numerous interviews and real-life  scenarios, and written with humor, insight, and the kind  of wisdom gained by personal experience,  He's Scared, She's Scared offes guidance  for all of us who want genuine, sustained intimacy  with our romantic partners.

  • One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue

    The inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.

    Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her illness inspired her classmates. After her death, they started a national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue to remember Sadako and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. On top of the statue is a girl holding a large crane in her outstretched arms. Today in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this statue of Sadako is beautifully decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people throughout the world.

  • Dear Dumb Diary #4: Never Do Anything, Ever

    Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be.

    Her best friend's a backstabber. Her worst enemy is a sweetheart. And her dog is just waiting for the right moment to seek his revenge. Why should Jamie even bother going to school? Why not? After a run-in with Mega-Popular Angeline, aka Pure Evil, Jamie reforms her selfish ways & becomes the decent human being she never thought she could be. But she quickly realizes that helping others kind of stinks. Is someone trying to thwart her attempts at irresistible inner beauty? Or will Jamie finally achieve the "I'm an angel" glow she knows will make Hudson Rivers fall madly in love w/ her?

  • Everything You Need...wor Hist To Know About World History

    With a refreshing new design and fully updated information, the Everything You Need to Know About... series is a first-rate homework reference guide for 4th- 5th- and 6th-graders and their parents!

    The newly revised and updated Everything You Need to Know About...series provide kids and parents with a quick refresher to 4th through 6th grade curriculum topics. The organization and scope of these concise homework-help guides make them an essential reference resource.

    Researched according to middle-grade curriculum and current textbooks, and created in conjunction with subject experts, these titles answer kids' most frequently asked homework questions.

    In WORLD HISTORY, students will find everything from Ancient Egypt to Buddha, from Operation Enduring Freedom to the Olympic Games.

  • Driving Force

    Feel the power of pure DRIVING FORCE in beautifully illustrated 8x8 storybooks that capture the most incredible Tonka vehicles in all their glory.

    All about the STRONGEST vehicles, from excavators to wreckers!

  • Solder Joint Reliability: Theory and Applications

    Solders have given the designer of modern consumer, commercial, and military electronic systems a remarkable flexibility to interconnect electronic components. The properties of solder have facilitated broad assembly choices that have fueled creative applications to advance technology. Solder is the electrical and me- chanical "glue" of electronic assemblies. This pervasive dependency on solder has stimulated new interest in applica- tions as well as a more concerted effort to better understand materials properties. We need not look far to see solder being used to interconnect ever finer geo- metries. Assembly of micropassive discrete devices that are hardly visible to the unaided eye, of silicon chips directly to ceramic and plastic substrates, and of very fine peripheral leaded packages constitute a few of solder's uses. There has been a marked increase in university research related to solder. New electronic packaging centers stimulate applications, and materials engineering and science departments have demonstrated a new vigor to improve both the materials and our understanding of them. Industrial research and development continues to stimulate new application, and refreshing new packaging ideas are emerging. New handbooks have been published to help both the neophyte and seasoned packaging engineer.

  • 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade: Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in School

    Research shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities. For use with Grades 3 & Up.

  • Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail

    Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

    Nate the Great has his work cut out for him. Rosamond has lost his birthday present! But how can Nate find his missing present when Rosamond won't tell him what it is?

    Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

    Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!
    NatetheGreatBooks.com

    Brisk and bright as always, with pictures of a lovably scowling Nate and a voguishly strange Rosamond . . . for added appeal.”—Kirkus Reviews
     
    “Readers will have a dandy time following the case and will sympathize with Nate’s wish that he had failed to solve it when he finds the dismaying ‘present’.”—Publishers Weekly
     
    “The tongue-in-cheek mystery unfolds briskly. Simont's . . . cartoons are in tune with Sharmat’s comic touch.”—Booklist

  • Are You the One for Me?: Knowing Who's Right and Avoiding Who's Wrong

    Finally--the book you've been waiting for to help you find and keep the right partner and make love last. Best-selling author and renowned relationship expert Barbara De Angelis reveals everything you need to know about compatibility and shows you how to create the fulfilling relationship you deserve whether you are-

    Married, and wondering if you could be happier.

    Single, and wondering how to avoid another wrong partner.

    In love, and wondering whether your partner is the right one for you.

    with powerful advice and groundbreaking techniques that have helped thousands of people transform their lives, Dr. De Angelis will show you the formula for creating love that lasts, and help you to understand yourself and the one you love as you never have before. Discover:

    How to avoid making the biggest mistakes in love.

    The six essential qualities to look for in a mate.

    How to spot fatal flaws in a partner.

    How to create the sexual chemistry you want.

    The compatibility formula to make your relationship work.

  • When Duty Calls

    As the war with the Ramanthian continues, Captain Antonio Santana and his force of biobods and cyborgs find themselves surrounded by enemy forces, faced with annihilation at every turn. On the home front, diplomat Christine Vanderveen finds herself torn between her love for Santana and her new loyalty towards the charismatic, recently elected president of the Clone Republic. As Christine fights her own divided heart, light years away, Santana is in a battle for his life. And this battle may be his last.

  • Capitaine Bobette Et l'Attaque Des Toilettes Parlantes (Tome 2)

    See below for English description.

    Georges et Harold ?taient d'habitude des enfants ? responsables ?. C'est-?-dire que, presque chaque fois qu'il y avait une b?tise, George et Harold en ?taient responsables! Et il semble bien qu'ils aient recommenc? ? faire des b?tises. En effet, ils ont compl?tement g?ch? l'expo-science de l'?cole par leurs farces, puis ils ont cr une arm?e d'horribles toilettes parlantes parties ? la conqu?te du monde. Mais qui arr?tera donc ces monstres carnivores Nul autre que le seul et unique capitaine Bobette!

    After George and Harold tamper with their classmates' science projects, they create the most horrible, life-threatening monsters ever: the terrible Talking Toilets and their evil boss, the tyrannical Turbo Toilet 2000. Can anyone save the school from these crazed carnivorous commodes? This looks like a job for Captain Underpants!

    Original Title: Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

  • Medical Waste Incineration and Pollution Prevention

    The annual cost of medical care in the U niled States is rapidly approaching a trillion dollars. Without doubt, much of the rise in costs is due to our health industry's concentration on high technology remediation and risk avoidance measures. From recent public discussions it is becoming in- creasingly evident that to contain the costs and at the same time extend the benefits of health care without national bankruptcy will necessitate much greater attention to preventative medicine. The total cost of waste disposal by our health industry is well over a billion dollars. It is rising rapidly as we increasingly rely on high technol- ogy remediation measures. Here, too, in the opinion of the authors of this work, it would be prudent to give much greater attention to preventative approaches. Incineration technology has largely been developed for disposing mu- nicipal solid waste (MSW) and hazardous waste (HW). As a result of the multibillion dollar funding for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), most experts believe that pollution control is the key to minimizing toxic emissions from incinerators. This view is now beginning to take hold in medical waste (MW) incineration as well. However, the authors contributing to this book have concluded that precombustion measures can be most effective in reducing the toxic products of medical waste incineration.

  • Horrible Histories Handbooks: Pirates

    An exciting addition to the Horrible Histories series, these titles will tackle all the hot historical topics in a new full-colour format with durable cover. Beginning with the perennial favourite Pirates, they're all the Horrible History a reader needs in one handy little handbook. Terry Deary reveals the terrible truth behind the lousy pirate legends and lies so forget the brave heroes swinging from masts and the handsome young men sailing the seven seas for this is history as it's most horrible! Readers can decide who was the baddest of the bunch in the top ten of putrid pirates, discover why the women pirates were just as wicked as the men and learn to talk the patter of a Pirate. Plus there are foul facts on the ships they sailed, the punishments they suffered and the rules they lived by. Now the nasty bits are at your fingertips!

  • My Life in Dog Years

    Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells of one special dog, among them Cookie, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Dirk, the grim protector; and his true friend Josh, a brilliant border collie.

  • 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

    A chilling compilation of some of Edgar Allen  Poe's best-loved stories, edited by Vincent Price and  Chandler Brossard and with an introduction by  Vincent Price, including:

    The Black  Cat - The Fall of the House of Usher - The Masque  of the Red Death - The Facts in the Case of M.  Valdemar - The Premature Burial - Ms. Found in a Bottle  - A Tale of the Ragged Mountains - The Sphinx -  The Murders in the Rue Morgue - The Tell-Tale Heart  - The Gold-Bug - The System of Dr. Tarr and  Prof. Fether - The Man That Was Used Up - The Balloon  Hoax - A Descent Into the Maelstrom - The  Purloined Letter - The Pit and The Pendulum - The Cask of  Amontillado

  • The Wave

    The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.



    The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action, " sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.

  • The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money because Edward Lane, the man who paid it, would do anything to get his family back.

    Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And Jack Reacher is the best manhunter in the world.

    On the trail of vicious kidnappers, Reacher learns the chilling secrets of his employer’s past . . . and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He knows that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: He’s already in way too deep to stop now. And if he has to do it the hard way, he will.

  • It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now: HOW TO CREATE YOUR SECOND LIFE AT ANY AGE

    It’s never too late—to reclaim your creativity, recapture long-lost dreams, and embark on an exciting new life!
     
    New York Times bestselling author Barbara Sher has transformed the lives of millions with her phenomenally successful books, workshops, and television appearances. Now, in a provocative new book, she offers a bold new strategy for creating a “second life”—no matter what your age!

    Combining step-by-step exercise with motivational techniques, she reminds you of the dreams you abandoned along the path to adulthood, providing all the tools you need to weave those aspirations into a richly textured, rewarding new life. According to Sher, it’s never too late to start over. In fact, life’s “second half” is the perfect time to do so, when dreams for the future and experiences of the past finally come together. So don’t wait. Discover:
     
    • How to make life’s built-in “time limit” work for you
    • How to identify—and overcome—the illusions that stand between you and your dreams
    • Which of your “regrets” can point the way to a more rewarding life
    • How to rediscover the inspired, enthusiastic adventurer you wanted to be before you became the responsible adult you had to be
    • Dozens of ways to recapture your freedom, reclaim a sense of wonder, and embark on an amazing new beginning

  • The Long Road Home: A Novel

    Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.

    From her secret perch at the top of the stairs, Gabriella Harrison watches the guests arrive at her parents' lavish Manhattan townhouse.  At seven, she knows she is an intruder in her parents' party, in her parents' life.  But she can't resist the magic.  Later, she waits for the click, click, click of her mother's high heels, the angry words, and the pain that will follow.  Gabriella already knows to hide her bruises, certain she is to blame for her mother's rage--and her father's failure to protect her.  Her world is a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain.  Her parents' aristocratic world is no safeguard against the abuse that knows no boundaries, respects no person, no economic lines.  Gabriella knows that, try as she might, there is no safe place for her to hide.

    Even as a child, her only escape is through the stories she writes.  Only writing can dull the pain of her lonely world.  And when her parents' marriage collapses, Gabriella is given her first reprieve, as her father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to a convent.  There, Gabriella's battered body and soul begin to mend.  Amid the quiet safety and hushed rituals of the nuns, Gabriella grows into womanhood in a safe, peaceful world.  Then a young priest comes into her life.  

    Father Joe Connors never questioned his vocation until Gabriella entered the confessional and shared her soul.  Confession leads to friendship.  And friendship grows dangerously into love.  Like Gabriella, Joe is haunted by the pain of his childhood, consumed by guilt over a family tragedy, for which he blames himself.  With Gabriella, Joe takes the first steps toward healing.  But their relationship leads to tragedy as Joe must choose between the priesthood and Gabriella, and life in the real world where he fears he does not belong, and cannot cope.

    Exiled and disgraced, and nearly destroyed, Gabriella struggles to survive on her own in New York.  There she seeks healing and escape through her writing again, this time as an adult, and her life as a writer begins.  But just when she thinks she is beyond hurt, Gabriella is once again betrayed by someone she trusts.  Brought to the edge of despair, physically attacked beyond recognition and belief, haunted by abuse in her present and her past, she nonetheless manages to find hope again, and the courage to face the past.  On a pilgrimage destined to bring her face-to-face with those who sought to destroy her in her early life, she finds forgiveness, freedom from guilt, and healing from abuse.  When Gabriella faces what was done to her, and why, she herself is free at last.  

    With profound insight, Danielle Steel has created a vivid portrait of an abused child's broken world, and the courage necessary to face it and free herself from the past.  A work of daring and compassion, a tale of healing that will shock and touch and move you to your very soul, it exposes the terror of child abuse, and opens the doors on a subject that affects us all.  The Long Road Home is more than riveting fiction.  It is an inspiration to us all.  A work of courage, hope, and love.

  • Villainous Victorians

    Terry revisits one of the best-selling subjects on the list, and gives us more of the grim truth about the nasty nineteenth century.

  • La Mar?e de Cr?me Glac?e

    Le casse-cro?te de son p?re est ferm?, mais Charlie, l'ami d'?milie, offre tout de m?me des cornets ? des touristes. Pour comble de malheur, la machine se d?traque et une mar?e de cr?me glac?e se r?pand rapidement. Les enfants n'en finissent plus de nettoyer. Charlie aurait mieux fait de demander l'aide de son p?re pour limiter les d?g?ts...

  • Hidden Cove

    Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly strikes again with the third gripping contemporary romantic suspense novel set on the idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest.

    When Solace Island gallery owner Zelia Thompson's close friend Alexus Feinstein of the prestigious art gallery Feinstein & Co. dies of a "drug overdose," Zelia's intuition sounds an alarm. The Alexus she knew didn't do drugs and had everything to live for.

    As Zelia begins looking into the circumstances of her friend's death, what she uncovers will put her life in imminent danger. Will Zelia--with the help of the reclusive crime fiction novelist Gabe Conaghan--be able to unravel the mysterious happenings surrounding Alexus's untimely death? Or will she become the bloodthirsty artist's next victim?

  • Science Photocopiables Ages 7-11

    No fuss, no filler, no waffle - hundreds of photocopiables with great ideas at a price you'll love! * Tried and tested and chosen by the people who know best - teachers! * The finest activities from some of our best-selling series. * Use in lessons, for homework, to extend gifted and talented children or as further work for early finishers. * Levelled and linked to the curriculum so it's easy to find the right activity. * Whatever you're teaching, there's a ready-made resource for you.

  • Crocodile Safari

    An exciting crocodile safari in the wilds of Florida!

    Jim Arnosky shares his adventures seeking and finding the elusive, once endangered North American crocodile. From the author's green canoe, young readers will travel on an exciting water safari and learn amazing facts about crocodiles, their habitat, and their behavior. And they will also discover how this threatened animal is being successfully protected. Maps showing the North American crocodile range are included.

  • Magic Burns

    Mercenary Kate Daniels tries to save her city from divine intervention in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.

    As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. Now Kate’s going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.

    When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack—Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shape shifters—she quickly realizes much more is at stake. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, Atlanta may not survive...

  • Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel

    Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in—no phone, no address, no commitments–ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything—about a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot–and by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.…

    The gunman worked from a parking structure just thirty yards away–point-blank range for a trained military sniper like James Barr. His victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time. But why does Barr want Reacher at his side? There are good reasons why Reacher is the last person Barr would want to see. But when Reacher hears Barr’s own words, he understands. And a slam-dunk case explodes. Soon Reacher is teamed with a young defense lawyer who is working against her D.A. father and dueling with a prosecution team that has an explosive secret of its own. Like most things Reacher has known in life, this case is a complex battlefield. But, as always, in battle, Reacher is at his best.

    Moving in the shadows, picking his spots, Reacher gets closer and closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. And for Reacher, the only way to take him down is to know his ruthlessness and respect his cunning–and then match him shot for shot….

  • Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

    Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over a hundred years of living side by side.

    Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem's Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation's heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.

  • Dear Dumb Diary #2: My Pants Are Haunted

    Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be.


    They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans with an embarrassing haunting problem. Do the pants have the power to soothe a vengeful beagle, vanquish The Prettiest Girl in the World, or make the wearer irresistible to the eighth cutest guy in the grade? Are the haunted pants so dazzling they can hurt and maybe permanently damage the eyes of onlookers? Or are the haunted pants just, well, haunted (which is kind of gross when you think about it)?

  • Stealing Freedom

    Inspired by a true story, the riveting novel of a young slave girl's harrowing escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

    The moment Ann Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her family and the other slaves on the farm, Ann works from sunup to sundown and obeys the orders of her master. Then one day, Ann's family -- the only joy she knows -- is gone. Just 12 years old, Ann is overcome by grief, struggling to get through each day. And her only hope of stealing back her freedom and finding her family lies in a perilous journey: the Underground Railroad.

    Ann Maria Weems was an actual slave who lived in the mid-1800s near the author's home in Maryland.

  • Peter Spier's Circus

    Come join the circus as Caldecott Medal-winner Peter Spier takes you for a look under the big top!

    The circus is coming to town! Take your front row seat to see how a circus runs—from setting up the tent to performing center ring. Go soaring through the air on the flying trapeze and see how performers from all over the world come together to put on a show. With showbiz excitement that only the circus can create—and Peter Spier's signature humorous details waiting to be discovered on every page—this book is a guaranteed ticket to fun and adventure.

    "A treat!"—Kirkus

    "This premier illustrator offers a glorious new treat. . . . Children will undoubtedly want to pore over it."—School Library Journal

  • Dark Road Rising

    View our feature on P.N. Elrod’s Dark Road Rising.The first new Vampire Files novel in four years!

    Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming is playing babysitter to Gabriel “Whitey” Kroun, a dangerously unstable mobster—and newly-created vampire—with deadly secrets to hide.

    As Jack tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Kroun’s undead state, he gets caught between his charge’s violent outbursts and some syndicate torpedoes looking to rub them both out, leaving him vulnerable to an even deadlier threat— the return of an old enemy desperate to unlock the secrets of Jack’s vampire immortality.

  • Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender

    Are two-year-olds really so terrible, or does the world have a slightly skewed view of this sometimes difficult, sometimes adorable lot? Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized worldwide as authorities on child behavior and development, offer parents practical advice and enlightening psychological insights on children this age.
     
    What are two-year-old girls and boys thinking and feeling? How do they see others around them? With humor and compassion, the authors describe the general characteristics of these complex toddlers: their physical growth trends, their emotional and psychological maturation. Also included are insights into how two-year-olds behave with family and other children, and advice on how to handle them, as well as tings to avoid.
     
    Included in this book:
    • A two-year-old’s view of the world—and himself
    • Bath and dressing routines
    • Sex differences
    • Stories from real life
    • A list of age-appropriate toys and books
    • A bibliography for parents
     
    “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

  • The Rowan

    The Rowan was destined to become the greatest Prime Talent in human history, facing a lonely existence of servitude. Until she receives a telepathic plea from across the stars from a Prime named Jeff Raven-and falls in love with him.

  • Harriet the Spy

    Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?

  • The Summons

    Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi--a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, who redefines the notion of a family’s black sheep.

    The summons is typed by the judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place where he grew up and now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray.

    And perhaps someone else.

  • Miracle On D-Roc's Street

    Shawn, Marlon, and Keenan Ivory Wayans have created a new character-based series that features the humorous trials and tribulations of nine kids growing up in the inner city called The Thugaboo Crew.

    Christmas time in Boo York and the Boo Crew finds the entire city bursting with decorations, snow-white streets, and Holiday cheer!

    D-Roc and the Boo Crew discover the true meaning of Christmas, that it is better to give than to receive.

  • The Appeal: A Novel

    Politics has always been a dirty game. Now justice is, too. In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice.

  • Physical Properties of Materials

    Materials Science has now become established as a discipline in its own right as well as being of increasing importance in the fields of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. To the student meeting this subject for the first time the combination of disciplines which it embraces represents a formidable challenge. He will require to understand the lan- guage of the physicist and chemist as well as appreciate the practical uses and limita- tions of solid materials. This book has been written as an introduction to the Physical Properties of Materials with these thoughts in mind. The mathematical content has been limited deliberately and emphasis is placed on providing a sound basis using simplified models. Once these are understood we feel that a mathematical approach is more readily assimilated and for this purpose supplementary reading is suggested. While the authors are deeply aware of the pitfalls in attempting such a treatment this is meant to be an essentially simple book to point the many avenues to be explored. We anticipate that the book will appeal to first and second year degree students in a variety of disciplines and may not prove too difficult for those studying appropriate Higher National Certificate and Diploma courses. Electrical engineers working in the field of materials applications may well find it useful as a guide to modern thinking about materials and their properties. The book begins with an introduction to some basic ideas of modern physics.

  • Modern Prestressed Concrete: Design Principles and Construction Methods

    This book was written with a dual purpose, as a reference book for practicing engineers and as a textbook for students of prestressed concrete. It represents the fifth generation of books on this subject written by its author. Significant additions and revisions have been made in this edition. Chapters 2 and 3 contain new material intended to assist the engineer in understanding factors affecting the time-dependent properties of the reinforcement and concrete used in prestressing concrete, as well as to facilitate the evaluation of their effects on prestress loss and deflection. Flexural strength, shear strength, and bond of prestressed concrete members were treated in a single chapter in the of flexural strength has third edition. Now, in the fourth edition, the treatment been expanded, with more emphasis on strain compatibility, and placed in Chapter 5 which is devoted to this subject alone. Chapter 6 of this edition, on flexural-shear strength, torsional strength, and bond of prestressed reinforce- ment, was expanded to include discussions of Compression Field Theory and torsion that were not treated in the earlier editions. In similar fashion, expanded discussions of loss of prestress, deflection, and partial prestressing now are presented separately, in Chapter 7. Minor additions and revisions have been made to the material contained in the remaining chapters with the exception of xv xvi I PREFACE Chapter 17. This chapter, which is devoted to construction considerations, has important new material on constructibility and tolerances as related to prestressed concrete.

  • Phonics Box Set

    Learn to read with Diego and his friends as they rescue animals in this phonics box set!

    Based on the best research on how children develop reading skills, these twelve books introduce a carefully selected progression of letter sounds, starting with the easiest and most common. Each book helps build a young reader's confidence with repeated examples of the letter sounds being focused on, as well as "words to learn" and "words to sound out."

    These books will readily appeal to Diego's audience of beginning readers as they capture all of the familiar elements from Diego's hit TV show, including his fantastic exotic animal rescues.

  • Sally Lockhart Quartet: Ruby in the Smoke

    Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives a strange anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lie a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

  • At Last Comes Love

    Step into a world of scandal, intrigue, and enthralling passion as New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us into the lives of an extraordinary family: the Huxtables. Margaret, the eldest, embarks on the most risqué adventure of her life and agrees to marry the most notorious man in London.

    Only desperation could bring Duncan Pennethorne, the infamous Earl of Sheringford, back home after the spectacular scandal that had shocked even the jaded ton. Forced to wed in fifteen days or be cut off without a penny, Duncan chooses the one woman in London in frantic need of a husband. A lie to an old flame forces Margaret Huxtable to accept the irresistible stranger’s offer. But once she discovers who he really is, it’s too late—she’s already betrothed to the wickedly sensual rakehell. Quickly she issues an ultimatum: If Duncan wants her, he must woo her. And as passion slowly ignites, two people marrying for all the wrong reasons are discovering the joys of seduction—and awaiting the exquisite pleasure of what comes after….

  • Odyssey

    To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon. They are very, very dangerous-in a way that no one could possibly have imagined.

  • Treasure Hunters (BONE #8)

    Tensions come to a head in the eighth epic volume of the BONE series.

    The Bone cousins, Gran'ma Ben, and Thorn finally reach the city of Atheia, where they reunite with old friends and plan to thwart The Lord of the Locusts. The Pawan army has joined forces with Briar and the rat creatures, and danger increases as Thorn's visions get stronger. Meanwhile, Phoney Bone is convinced Atheia is a city rich in gold, and he is determined to find it!

  • Shoo, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #3)

    The third book in a humorous, easy-to-read series about a boy and his fly! Each book in the series has a different fun foil cover!

    Fly Guy returns home to discover that Buzz has gone on a picnic without him! Sad and hungry, Fly Guy takes off in search of his favorite food. He gets shooed away from a hamburger, a pizza, a dog's bones, and even roadkill--leaving readers to guess what Fly Guy's favorite oozy, lumpy, smelly, and brown food could possibly be! Why, it's shoo-fly pie, of course!

    Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. With an eye-catching holographic foil cover, this is the third in a series of four books.

  • Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children

    “Anyone who had a troubled childhood ought to read this book.”—Anne H. Cohn, D.P.H., Executive Director, National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse

    Do you have trouble finding friends, lovers, acquaintances?
    Once you find them, do they dump on you, take advantage of you, or leave?
    Are you in a relationship you know isn't good for you?
    Are you still trying to figure out what you want to do when you grow up?
    Are you drinking too much, eating too much or trying to numb your pain with drugs of any kind?

    These are just a few of the problems abused children experience when they become adults.

    You may not realize you were abused. You may think your parents didn't mean it, didn't know better, or that others had it much worse. You may not even have made the connection between the past and your current problems.

    Outgrowing the Pain is an important book for any adult who was abused or neglected in childhood. It's an important book for professionals who help others. It's a book of questions that can pinpoint and illuminate destructive patterns. The answers you discover can lead to a life filled with new insight, hope, and love.

    “The best book available to help survivors cope and understand.”—Dan Sexton, Director, Childhelp's National Abuse Hotline

    “An invaluable aid for adult survivors of child abuse.”—Suzanne M. Sgroi, M.D., Executive Director, New England Clinical Associates

  • Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

    From a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night…. In Chicago, a woman learns that an elite team of ex–army investigators is being hunted down one by one.... And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher—soldier, cop, hero—is pulled out of his wandering life by a code that few other people could understand. From the first shocking scenes in Lee Child’s explosive new novel, Jack Reacher is plunged like a knife into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends…and is on its way to something even worse.

    A decade postmilitary, Reacher has an ATM card and the clothes on his back—no phone, no ties, and no address. But now a woman from his old unit has done the impossible. From Chicago, Frances Neagley finds Reacher, using a signal only the eight members of their elite team of army investigators would know. She tells him a terrifying story—about the brutal death of a man they both served with. Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his old team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. The deeper they dig, the more they don’ t know: about two other comrades who have suddenly gone missing—and a trail that leads into the neon of Vegas and the darkness of international terrorism.

    For now, Reacher can only react. To every sound. Every suspicion. Every scent and every moment. Then Reacher will trust the people he once trusted with his life—and take this thing all the way to the end. Because in a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they’d better be ready for what comes right back at them…

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Blue Moon.

  • Dirty Liar

    The "powerful, compelling" (Booklist) new novel from Brian James, now in paperback.

    Benji has to escape his home. His mother's boyfriend has crossed the line, and Benji can't deal with it anymore. So he leaves behind everything he knows to go live with his father and stepmother in Portland. His stepmother is nice, but he doesn't trust her. His father is testy, refusing to trust Benji. And Benji ... he's just trying not to self-destruct.

    In this spellbinding novel, Brian James surpasses his previous work to take his place among Adam Rapp, Melvin Burgess, and Kevin Brooks on the razor's edge of teen literature.

  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    For fans of Artemis—the visionary tour de force from “one of the grand masters of science fiction” (The Wall Street Journal).

    Widely acknowledged as one of Robert A. Heinlein's greatest works, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic—and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony—aided by a self-aware supercomputer—provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will—themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published.

    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, “shows us where the future is” (Tom Clancy).

  • Scholastic Atlas Of Space

    The SCHOLASTIC ATLAS OF SPACE illuminates the mysteries of the universe by providing children with a wealth of information about the structure of the universe, astral bodies, space travel, and more.

    In the SCHOLASTIC ATLAS OF SPACE, budding astronomers will marvel at detailed, full-color illustrations of the universe. Concise captions provide middle-grade readers with valuable information to help them understand this vast and distant environment.

    The SCHOLASTIC ATLAS OF SPACE covers an array of topics, beginning with the birth and evolution of the universe. It delves into the structure of the universe, the solar system, space exploration, astral bodies, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

    Star maps and astronomy-related activities will encourage kids to gain

  • Magic Bleeds

    The fourth Kate Daniels novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who “defines urban fantasy” (Fresh Fiction).

    Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community.
     
    When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father.
     
    This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family...

  • Humpty Dumpty Ring Rattle (12 Count)

    Introducing SideKicks™ Baby a new infant product line which features plush toys, rattles, musical toys, developmental learning toys and security blankets!
    (Packed 12 units - $6.99 each)
    $6.99 each

    These products will allow parents to see their babies begin to explore the world around them with characters that they themselves grew up with and loved as children.
    And now SIDEKICKS BABY introduces Humpty Dumpty infant products based on Scholastic's The Real Mother Goose. For over 80 years, The Real Mother Goose has been delighting millions of children. Parents who loved this book during childhood are now sharing it with their children, with over 5 million copies sold in the United States.

  • BOB Books Set 3: Word Families

    Bob Books are back, now with a bright, unique box display and colored illustrations throughout that make learning to read even more fun!

    Bob Books Set 3: Word Families

    In Bob Books Set 3, children progress gently into the next steps of reading. Consonant blends, endings, and a few sight words advance reading skills and create more complex stories. Use of word families make longer stories more manageable. Children love the eight books and hilarious pictures. They delight in two fun-to-do activity books.

  • The Golden Goose

    Farmer Skint and his family have fallen on hard times at Woebegone Farm until their goose lays a golden egg. With the birth of Joy the Golden Goose, the fortune of the Skint family begins to change. But what will happen when people find out about their golden-feathered friend? How long can they keep Joy a secret?

    From beloved author Dick King-Smith comes the heartwarming story of a magical golden goose perfect for beginning readers.


    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Iron Kissed

    “Expect to be spellbound”* by Patricia Briggs’s #1 New York Times bestselling series starring Mercy Thompson. Being a lowly “walker” in a world of vampires, werewolves, and fae once kept her safe. But Mercy’s bark—and bite—are not so harmless any more…
     
    Though Mercy can shift her shape into that of a coyote, her loyalty never wavers. So when her former boss and mentor, Zee, asks for her help, she’s there for him. A series of murders has rocked a fae reservation, and Zee needs her unique gifts, namely her coyote sense of smell, to sniff out the killer.
     
    But when Zee is accused of murdering the suspect Mercy outed, he’s left to rot behind bars by his own kind. Now it’s up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.
     
    Mercy’s loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can’t decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her...


     
    *Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author

  • Chasm City

    Alastair Reynolds redefines Hell in this award-winning novel that confirms him as “the most exciting space opera writer working today”(Locus).

    The once-utopian Chasm City—a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet—has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted—from the people to the very buildings they inhabit—only the most wretched sort of existence remains. For security operative Tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmare through which he searches for a low-life post-mortal killer. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

  • Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy

    A three-year-old is a real puzzle to parents, sometimes anxious to please and befriend, sometimes strong-willed and difficult to get along with. At the heart of the three-year-old’s personality is often an emotional insecurity—and this causes a host of problems for parents! Drs. Ames and Ilg, recognized authorities on child behavior and development, help parents understand what’s going on inside that three-year-old head, what problems children have, and how to cope with the toddler who is sometimes friend, sometimes enemy.
     
    Included in this book:
    • Jealousy of a new sibling
    • Toilet training
    • How to improve a child’s eating habits
    • Friendships with peers
    • Common fears
    • Developing language skills
    • Nursery school
    • Books for parents and three-year-olds
     
    “Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood.”—Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine

  • On the Edge

    Step into a whole new world in the first Novel of the Edge from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series.

    The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny...

    Rose Drayton thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out the way she’d planned, and now she works an off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have Rose (and her power).
     
    But when a flood of creatures hungry for magic invade the Edge, Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them—or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it...

  • I Am A Fire Truck

    A board book shaped like a fire truck!

    I am a fire engine.
    I have an engine to pump water.

    The ladder truck reaches high in the sky, the rescue truck carries special tools, and the fire boat fights fires along the shore! Little firefighters will love learning the names of their favorite vehicles and seeing them in action!

    A book and toy in one!

  • The Emotional Energy Factor: The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue

    Do you wish you had more energy?
    Do you often feel drained, even after a good night’s sleep?
    Are there days when you can’t get going...when you just feel blah?

    If so, you’re not alone. You’re suffering from emotional fatigue--an all too common outgrowth of our frenetic modern-day lives. But you can regain your emotional energy forever with this groundbreaking book from psychotherapist and bestselling author Mira Kirshenbaum that includes many helpful hints and informative real-life stories.

    This book shows you how to tap into the sources of emotional energy that already lie within you. In these remarkable pages, you’ll discover 25 practical, no-nonsense secrets to living the vital, happy, hope-filled life you deserve by building the kind of energy no pills, push-ups, or power bars can provide...the kind of energy that comes to the rescue when your body has reached its limits. It’s called emotional energy. Successful, high-energy people have learned to harness it--and now you can too with their secrets in this powerful, life-enhancing book.

    Drawing on nearly three decades of professional experience as a psychotherapist and researcher, Mira Kirshenbaum has developed a bold new program to help you raise your inner energy quotient and keep it high for life. The results are astounding: an aliveness of mind, happiness of heart, and a spirit filled with hope--the fuel that makes all things possible. Now you can reclaim the energy within, the energy that drives and sustains you, as you discover:

    • How to diagnose your own emotional fatigue
    • The power of active prayer
    • Two simple things you can do to turn a pressure situation into one that gives you emotional energy
    • Positive Negatives: how to say no to the things you don’t want to do
    • How to live your life your way--a giant step to emotional well-being
    • The Appointment Book Cure to free up time and get things done
    • How to stop buying into someone else’s expectations of you
    • The Emotional Energy Diet: how to lose those extra pounds and keep them off
    • PLUS many more tips, tools, and techniques for you to get more emotional energy today!

    “The single biggest difference between people who get what they want and people who don’t is energy,” states author Mira Kirshenbaum. With energy, everything is possible. This book shows you how to harness it in order to accomplish more, struggle less, feel more energetic, and find the zest--and courage--you need to live the life of your dreams.

  • What Buttosaur Is That?

    The internationally bestselling butts-gone-bad are back!

    Tyrannosore-arse Rex versus Tricerabutt: Who kicked more butt?
    Stenchtiles and Farthropods: Which smelled most foul?
    Exstinktion: How did the buttosaurs get wiped?

    This book will tell you everything you need to know but were too grossed out to ask about prehistoric butt-related life forms and the complex stenchology of their environment. Never again will you look like a fool when somebody asks, "What buttosaur is that?"

    A must-have for every kid with a butt!

  • Taming the Feast Beast: How to Recognize the Voice of Fatness and End Your Struggle with Food Forever

    Past experiences, emotional trauma, and “predisposition” don’t put on pounds . . . incorrect eating does. Based upon the overwhelmingly successful principles of Rational Recovery Systems, a program that has totally revolutionized the field of addiction care, Taming the Feast Beast shows you how to stop gaining weight by gaining insight into the erroneous beliefs that compel you to eat.

    Whatever your present weight, whatever the “reason” for your tendency to gain, you can lose pounds permanently . . . without expensive programs, sponsors, or even the approval of others! Taming the Feast Beast will change the way you think about food forever. It is a bold and transformational guide that gives you the tools to:

    • Identify and defeat the inner voice that compels you to overeat
    • Maintain your self-esteem, even when you don’t maintain your diet
    • Dispel the myths of “codependency,” “comfort food,” and other fallacies that keep you fat
    • Lose all the weight you want—without support groups and restrictive diet programs

  • Ready, Freddy! #8: Halloween Fraidy Cat

    Join Freddy and his friends for another 1st grade adventure! The eighth in the popular series by an elementary school teacher who's seen it all.

    Meet Freddy Thresher, a boy who has a nose for trouble and a last name that's made him an expert on sharks. You can learn more about sharks, too, in Freddy's Shark Journal at the back of the book. And see if you can find the word "fin" hidden in every picture!
    With content, humor, characters, and vocabulary that are perfect for the chapter-book reader--it's time to get ready for Freddy!

  • Schismatrix Plus

    Schismatrix Plus, is Bruce Sterling's new trade paperback. For the first time in one volume: every word Bruce Sterling has ever written on the Shapers-Mechanists Universe.

    In the last decade, Sterling has emerged a pioneer of crucial, cutting-edge science fiction. Now Ace Books is proud to offer Sterling's stunning world of the Schismatrix--where Shaper revolutionaries struggle against aristocratic Mechanists for ultimate control of man's destiny. This volume includes the classic full-length novel, Schismatrix, plus thousands of words of mind-bending short fiction.

  • The Boy Who Dared

    A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler.

    Susan Campbell Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, Hitler Youth, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times , to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.

  • An Introduction to the Properties of Engineering Materials

    The engineering designer is always limited by the properties of available materials. Some properties are critically affected by variations in com- position, in state or in testing conditions, while others are much less so. The engineer must know this if he is to make intelligent use of the data on properties of materials that he finds in handbooks and tables, and if he is to exploit successfully new materials as they become available. He can only be aware of these limitations if he understands how pro- perties depend on structure at the atomic, molecular, microscopic and macroscopic levels. Inculcating this awareness is one of the chief aims of the book, which is based on a successful course designed to give university engineering students the necessary basic knowledge of these various levels. The material is equivalent to a course of about eighty to a hundred lectures. In the first part of the book the topics covered are mainly fundamental physics. The structure of the atom, considered in non-wave-mechanical terms, leads to the nature of interatomic forces and aggregations of atoms in the three forms-gases, liquids and solids. Sufficient crystallography is discussed to facilitate an understanding of the mechanical behaviour of the crystals. The band theory of solids is not included, but the basic concepts which form a preliminary to the theory-energy levels of electrons in an atom, Pauli's exclusion principle, and so on-are dealt with.

  • Forever Peace

    2043 A.D.: The Ngumi War rages. A burned-out soldier and his scientist lover discover a secret that could put the universe back to square one. And it is not terrifying. It is tempting...

  • Old Macdonald Had A Farm

    Turn the wheel, sing the song, and take a visit to Old MacDonald's farm!

    With adorable illustrations and a sturdy wheel manipulative, this novelty book puts kids in the driver's seat. They can sing along with the lively lyrics while turning each page.

    A die cut in the cover reveals a tractor on the upper half of the book. When a child turns the wheel, the tractor appears to move forward through the farm!

  • Everything You Need...english To Know About English Homework

    With a refreshing new design and fully updated information, the Everything You Need to Know About...series is a first-rate homework reference guide for 4th- 5th- and 6th-graders and their parents!

    The newly revised and updated Everything You Need to Know About...Homework series provides kids and parents with a quick refresher to 4th through 6th grade curriculum topics. The organization and scope of these concise homework-help guides make them an essential reference resource.

    Researched according to middle-grade curriculum and current textbooks, and created in conjunction with subject experts, these titles answer kids' most frequently asked homework questions.
    In ENGLISH, students will find everything from how to use an apostrophe to how to write a book report.



  • Academ's Fury

    In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos…

    For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal—to protect their land from aggressors. But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within. A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord. Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable. The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord’s circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call...

  • Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

    Two perennial classics--William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the Broadway musical West Side Story--in a single volume!

    The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers.  In the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world's great plays: Romeo And Juliet. In our own time, Shakespeare's drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play West Side Story. Though one of these works is set among the nobility of Verona, and the other among immigrant families of New York's West Side, both tell the story of the plight of young star-crossed lovers.

  • Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Astro-Activity Book O' Fun

    Join Ricky and his Robot for some MIGHTY BIG fun in this collection of puzzles, games, jokes, and more. Perfect for kids who aren't quite ready for CU, this activity book is truly out of this world!

    Join Ricky and his Mighty Robot as they take a break from saving the solar system from certain destruction. With cool crossword puzzles, witty word finds, perplexing puzzles, and just-hilarious jokes, this activity book is a whole galaxy of fun. It will also include fun facts about the solar system and other super-duper space-related stuff. As an added bonus, it will also include a free bound-in sticker sheet featuring Ricky, his Robot, and the bad guys from each planet.

  • The Giver

    Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

    Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

  • The Incredible Journey

    Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. The Incredible Journey is one of the great children's stories of all time--and has been popular ever since its debut in 1961.

  • The Tin Princess

    Sixteen-year-old Becky is about to have her life changed. A dramatic explosion is only the start of her incredible adventure. As maid to the cockney Crown Princess of a tiny kingdom in Europe, she is plunged in a turmoil of murder and intrigue.

  • Stand-Up Comedy: The Book

    All the world loves a clown and whether you want to clown around at parties or make a living as a standup comic, comedian Judy Carter can show you how to "do" comedy.

  • Fireworks: Four Summer Stories

    Four of today's bestselling, most beloved authors for teens come together to deliver a sassy, sexy collection of summertime love stories!

    Hot sun. Soft white sand. Bejewled flip-flops. Crashing surf. That shirtless blond lifeguard...Summertime is the essence of sexiness, sass, and fun. In this juicy collection, four fabulous, bestselling teen authors each show us a different side of summer romance, from the first flush of a seaside crush to the sting of a breakup on a traveling teen tour. Get out your sunscreen, slip on your shades, and prepare to be dazzled by these sizzling stories.

  • The Corinne T. Netzer 2003 Calorie Counter

    Freshly revised and updated for 2003, Corinne T. Netzer’s bestselling classic is chock-full of up-to-date calorie counts for brand-name and common foods.

    The Corinne T. Netzer 2003 Calorie Counter is everything you need to make this the year you really stick to that New Year’s resolution! Let Corinne T. Netzer be your guide at home or on the go as you make healthy eating a delicious habit.

    Whether you’re cooking up a storm, painting the town red, sampling one of the latest brand-name foods, or popping into the supermarket, here’s the handy, portable reference that gives you the knowledge you need to do it your way. Whatever your goals may be--weight loss, maintenance, good health--they’re easier than ever to achieve with the authoritative calorie counter that leaves the choices to you. Take charge of your diet and your life--beginning today!

  • War Horse (Scholastic Gold)

    In 1914, Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of World War I on the Western Front. When Joey is dragged away, his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he is forced to leave behind. In the army the beautiful red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off the battlefields. Amongst the clamoring of guns, and while plodding through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end. And if it does, will he ever find Albert again?

    War Horse joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

  • Horrible Histories Handbooks: Knights

    An exciting addition to the "Horrible Histories" series, these titles will tackle all the hot historical topics in a new full-colour format with durable cover. In the second title of the series, Tery Deary reveals the horrible history of knights - all the gore and more! Readers should forget the fairy tales from days of old when knights were supposed to be bold and damsels were always in distress, and brace themselves for the terrible truth about the cold-blooded killers. From Arthur and his mythical knights to warrior kings and cruel crusades, there are foul facts on a whole host of nasty knights plus dire details of the weapons they used and the rotten rules of knight fights.

  • Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood

    No More Monday Morning Blues...

    You're about to be liberated! Here is the book you've been waiting for-a-step-by-step guide to finding the "work" that expresses and fulfills your needs, talents, and passions. Using dozens of real-life examples, Marsha Sinetar shows you how to overcome your fears, take the little risks that make big risks possible, and become a person whose work means self-expression, growth, and love!

    Discover how to:

    Tune into your inner world and your unique talents

    Evaluate and build your self-esteem--the three key questions to ask yourself

    Banish your outmoded network of "shoulds "

    Deal with the Big R--resistance

    Liberate yourself from an unfulfilling job...and much more!



    Discover how to tune in to your inner world and your unique talents; evaluate and build your self-esteem, banish your out-moded network of "shoulds" and liberate yourself from an unfulfilling job with this step-by-step guide to finding work that satisfies your passions. -->

  • Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling

    The revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF SPELLING has been updated with 1,000 new words and an all-new design that will make it the choice for young writers to turn to for an instant spell-check.

    With a brand new design, 1,000 additional words, and new fun sections like "The Four Longest Words in the English Language" and "The Spelling Words That Made Kids Champions," this is the perfect spelling resource for students. The introduction gives instructions for looking up a word the reader does not necessarily know how to spell, offers more than 150 memory tricks to correct commonly misspelled words, and clearly explains general spelling rules (and their exceptions). Furthermore, to aid pronunciation, each word is divided into syllables with the accented syllable in boldface.

  • Scooby-Doo Reader #20: Haunted Halloween Party (Level 2)

    Scooby-Dooby-Boo! Celebrate Halloween with the Mystery, Inc. gang.


    It's Halloween in Coolsville and Scooby and Shaggy are off to meet the gang at a groovy costume party! But when Scooby and Shaggy show up at the party, it's YIKES! in a haunted house! Turns out it's not really haunted, just for sale, and that Scooby and Shaggy have gotten the address wrong!

  • Clifford Goes To Washington

    Walk around Washington, D.C., and explore its sights and sounds with Clifford The Big Red Dog as your travel-mate!

  • The Killer Cat Runs Away

    Tuffy doesn't feel wanted at home any more. His owners just don't appreciate him. So what if he broke the new TV? Got fur on all Dad's clean clothes? Ate Tinkerbell the kitten's special kitten-food? All accidents! But they're making such a fuss!

    So Tuffy decides to make a break for it. He bids farewell to the gang - Snowball, Tiger and Bella - and runs away. But starting a new life isn't easy, and soon Tuffy starts to wonder if he's made a terrible mistake . . .

  • Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus

    The successful Scholastic Student Thesaurus is now available in convenient pocket-sized paperback and is now called the Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus. Perfect for students on the go!

    The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus is an innovative, easy-to-use title created for the many kids who get frustrated when they try to use a thesaurus. If they look up a word and "it's not there," many students will give up rather than turn to the indexes in the back of their books to redirect their searches. The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus's innovative same-page index solves this problem.

  • Omega

    A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previously unexplored planetary system--and its alien society. And suddenly, a handful of brave humans must try to save an entire world--without revealing their existence.

  • Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays

    Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays is the perfect summer read for any fan!

    Don't just spend your summer holiday with just one pal from Jacqueline Wilson's world, hang out with a whole bunch of them!
    As well as puzzles, fun facts and activities this bumper book also features short stories from:

    Tracy Beaker
    Hetty Feather
    Beauty (from Cookie)
    Gemma (from Best Friends)
    Lily (from Lily Alone)
    Plus a holiday adventure with Tim and Biscuits from Cliffhanger!

    Whether you're spending the day making sandcastles on the beach, or spending all your pocket money in the seafront arcades, it's going to be an amazing summer with Jacqueline Wilson!

  • The Roar

    A futuristic eco-thriller about Ellie, a kidnapped child warrior determined to free herself--and free the planet. Listen: Can you hear THE ROAR? Answer the call of the wild!

    Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague. At least that's what Ellie, who was kidnapped as a child, has always been taught. But when she comes to suspect the truth behind her captivity, she's ready to risk exposure to the elements and answer the call of the wild. Listen. Can you hear it? She's strapping on her headset, jumpstarting her Pod Fighter, and--with her capuchin monkey at her back--she's breaking out!

  • Drawing Blood: A Novel

    Escaping from his North Carolina home after his father murders their family and commits suicide, Trevor McGee returns to confront the past, and finds himself haunted by the same demons that drove his father to insanity.

  • Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth/25th Anniversary

    Even though you are just one person who may have never done anything extraordinary before, you can change the world.

    Did you know:

    • Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to heat every home in the world for one year—free.
    • It takes twenty trees to keep one baby in disposable diapers for two years.
    • Of the billion pounds of pesticides used each year in the U.S., less than one percent reaches a pest.
    • The average American throws out their own weight in packaging every month.
    • If your office recycled one ton of the paper it uses, you'd be saving seventeen trees and keeping sixty pounds of air pollution out of the sky.

    There are hundreds of tips in this book, but don't let the numbers throw you. Even if you follow just one or two of the suggestions provided, tangible progress will be made towards restoring vitality to the Earth.

  • Tiddler

    The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... "Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me." "Oh, no, he didn't." "OH, YES, HE DID." Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next?

  • Cauldron

    Chosen as One of the Five Best SF Novels of the Year by Library Journal.

    When a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, veteran star pilot Priscilla ?Hutch? Hutchins finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly omega clouds that continue to haunt her.

  • Poster Book

    Three times the scares, three times the tears, third time's the charm - HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, the third installment of the classic series, apparates into multiplexes this summer.

    Thirty full-size portraits of the actors we've come to love, including Daniel Radcliffe [Harry], Rupert Grint [Ron], Emma Watson [Hermoine], and Robbie Coltrane [Hagrid]. Acclaimed British actor Michael Gambon steps into Dumbledore's robes, and Gary Oldman makes a properly sinister Sirius Black.

    ***New! Quotes from the beloved novel on each poster. ***

  • A Talent for War

    The acclaimed classic novel and fan favorite—the far-future story of one man's quest to discover the truth behind a galactic war hero.

  • The Secret Life of the Unborn Child: How You Can Prepare Your Baby for a Happy, Healthy Life

    YOU CAN GIVE YOUR BABY A GREATER CHANCE FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS—MONTHS BEFORE BIRTH!
     
    A pioneering physician, Dr. Thomas Verny, gives startling new evidence based on two decades of medical research.
     
    Your unborn baby is:
    • Capable of learning
    • Able to warn you of medical problems you and your doctor may not be aware of
    • Able to hear and respond to voices and sounds—including music
    • Sensitive to his parents’ feelings about him
    • Capable of responding to love
    • An active, feeling human being.
     
    The ways in which you respond to and care for your unborn child may affect his physical and emotional well-being for the rest of his life. The choices you make today about your child’s birth may make a vital difference for years to come. You can prepare your unborn baby for a happy, healthy life. This remarkable book will show you how!
     
    A gift to every loving, caring parent. A book that will change the experience of pregnancy and childbirth forever!

  • Go, Go America: 50 States of Fun

    From the always original Dan Yaccarino, this is no ordinary book of state facts--it’s wacky, it’s bizarre, it’s a rip-roaring family road trip!

    What state’s official cookie is the chocolate chip cookie?
    What state hosts the International Rotten Sneaker Contest?
    Which state is it illegal to enter with a chicken on your head?

    To find the answers to these questions and hundreds more, just hitch a ride with the fabulous Farley family--Mom, Dad, Freddie, Fran, and Fido--as they travel state to state and discover far-out festivals, kooky contests, ludicrous laws, peculiar people, and oodles of oddities across America. So fasten your seat belt and get ready to go, go through fifty states of fun!

  • Scholastic Reader Level 1: Can You See What I See? Nature: Read-and-Seek

    Bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick presents a Level 1 reader series with lots of photographic search-and-find fun--especially for beginning readers!

    From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books and creator of the Can You See What I See? series is a new rhyming, search-and-find reader series--especially for the newest reader! Readers can use the picture clues to search for dozens of hidden trinkets and toys!

    This book builds confidence in new readers and provides hours of fun as well!

  • This is PUSH: New Stories from the Edge

    An anthology of new writing from the authors published over the first five years of PUSH, timed for the fifth anniversary in February 2007.

    contributing authors:
    Patricia McCormick, Kevin Brooks, Chris Wooding, Markus Zusak, Brian James, Kristen Kemp,Eireann Corrigan, Christopher Krovatin, Billy Merrell, Matthue Roth, Kevin Waltman, Samantha Schutz, Coe Booth

  • Outlander (20th Anniversary Collector's Edition): A Novel

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES

    Twenty years ago, Diana Gabaldon swept readers into her mesmerizing world brimming with history, romance, and adventure. In celebration of the series that has captured the heart of millions, here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the novel that started it all—including a new essay, a new map, a CD with Outlander the musical, and more.
     
    Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

    The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.
     
    Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
     
    Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels
     
    “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander
     
    “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander
     
    “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber
     
    “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”Publishers Weekly, on Voyager
     
    “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn
     
    “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross
     
    “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes
     
    “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

  • Vocabulary Games & Activities That Boost Reading and Writing Skills: 20 Super-Fun Activities to Make Your Students' Vocabularies Soar!

    Research shows that explicit vocabulary instruction and a variety of repeated opportunities to use words leads to a deeper understanding of their meanings-and plays a significant role in student achievement. The engaging games, activities, and manipulatives in this resource provide a hands-on way for students to explore how words are formed, examine word origins, meanings, and uses, and learn strategies for recalling and strengthening vocabulary. Topics include prefixes, suffixes, and root words, multiple meaning words, analogies, content area words, and much more. For use with Grades 2-3.

  • Horrible Histories Handbooks: Warriors

    Terry Deary tells the terrible truth about fighting men from around the world, including Roman soldiers, Greek soldiers, Vikings, Samurai and native American warriors.

  • The Portable Therapist: Wise and Inspiring Answers to the Questions People in Therapy Ask the Most...

    “An inspiring book that can give guidance and comfort to the reader.”—Barbara De Angelis, Ph. D., author of Real Moments

    The Journey to Self-Love, Self-Discovery, and Finding Life’s True Meaning Begins with . . . You
     
    Each of us has the power to find true happiness, and to discover a sense of purpose in our lives. This remarkable book will help you find your own answers to life’s most difficult questions and guide you on your quest to change and grow, to live in the moment, and to feel the pure unadulterated joy of being alive.
     
    Drawing from questions her patients ask most, psychologist Susanna McMahon teaches you how to deal with the issues you care about—from self-love to destructive behavior to loving relationships.
     
    The Portable Therapist is more than a practical guide to emotional healing and wellness. It is effective medicine for the troubled soul. With compassion, wisdom, and enlightening ideas, it encourages you to be true to yourself, develop social interests, and discover the positive, capable, confident human being you are meant to be.
     
    Discover the Answers to These and Other Essential Questions:

    • Why don’t self-help books work for me?

    • I have everything I need; why am I so miserable?
     
    • How can I stop abusing alcohol? Drugs? Food? Sex? Others? Myself?

    • Why can’t I have a good relationship?

  • Migraine: The Complete Guide

    This ground-breaking resource for people with migraines contains the most up-to-date information on breakthrough drug therapies and specific techniques to help control migraines.

  • Reading & Math Jumbo Workbook: Grade 1

    300 skill-building pages that give kids practice with sight words, handwriting, phonics, addition, subtraction and everything they'll need to succeed as students. For use with Grade 1.

  • Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy: From Pregnancy Through Labor and Delivery . . . A Doctor's Step-by-Step Guide for Parents for Twins, Triplets, Quads, and More!

    Twins...triplets...quads...finally! The book that answers all your questions about multiple birth--written by a doctor who is a mother of twins herself

    Over ten years ago when Dr. Gila Leiter, herself an OB/GYN,was pregnant with twins, the book she desperately needed wasn'tavailable. Now it is: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy. Taking you step-by-step through the processes of pregnancy and birth, Dr. Leiter shares her professional and personal expertise, providing answers to all your questions, plus practical know-how, psychological support, and extensive resources for this most joyous--and overwhelming--experience, whether you're having two babies...or four! Learn:

    The latest in fertility treatments and reproductive technology,and the probable outcome
    What to expect, trimester by trimester
    Concrete suggestions for working through your hopes, fears, and fantasies
    Who should seek genetic counseling
    How to avoid preterm labor and premature delivery--and what to do if it's unavoidable
    Recommended vitamins and minerals--plus do's and don'ts
    All about medications: what you can take, can't take, must take
    What you should know if you're going to have a C-section
    Specific ideas for nurturing yourself and reducing stress
    The birthing process and what to expect in the delivery room
    Twelve questions to ask the doctor you're considering choosing for your pediatrician
    What it's like to bring babies home--and what you'll needto manage your new family
    And much more

  • The Day Diana Died

    The final days. The startling revelations. The untold story.


    What were Diana's true intentions regarding marriage to Dodi Fayed?
    What was the secret history of the Mercedes death car that almost guaranteed a fatal accident?
    What was the truth about Diana's rumored pregnancy?
    How did William and Harry cope with their shock and grief?
    What was the Queen's curious behavior when notified of Diana's death?


    You are there the day Diana died....

    New material for paperback edition!

    Where were you the day Diana died? For most, the shock is still a clear and present memory. But the truth behind the tragedy has been something less than clear. Until now.

    Bestselling author Christopher Andersen draws on important sources, including hospital workers, palace insiders, emergency workers, eyewitnesses, friends, and family to recreate in vivid, often startling detail, the events leading up to that fateful night in Paris. Here is the story behind the headlines, the last days of Diana, the princess who changed the course of British history. Learn:

    What intimate matter preoccupied the princess the night she died.
    What other passenger in the car had a record for hit-and-run drunk driving.
    Why the most fashionable woman in history lay in her coffin in a borrowed dress.
    How Mohamed Al Fayed engineered the romance between a vulnerable Diana and his son Dodi.
    Charles's role in forcing the Queen to publicly acknowledge Diana's death.
    What mysterious car was also seen in the tunnel that night and played a role in the crash.

  • Clover Moon

    Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage - and the chance - to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?

    Introducing a brilliant and brave heroine from the wonderful world of the bestselling and award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

  • Encyclopedia of Field and General Geology

    Field work, supplemented by laboratory studies, is a cornerstone for the geological sciences. This volume provides an introduction to general field work through selected topics that illustrate specific techniques and methodologies. One hundred and twenty-three main entries prepared by leading authorities from around the world deal with aspects of exploration surveys, geotechnical engineering, environmental management. field techniques, mapping, prospecting, and mining.
    Special efforts were made to include topics that consider aspects of environmental geology in particular those subjects that involve field inspections related to, for example, the placement of artificial fills, sediment control in canals and waterways, the geologic effects of cities, or the importance of expansive soils to environmental management and engineering. In addition, some widely ranging topics dealing with legal affairs, geological methodology, the scope and organization of geology, report writing, and other concepts, such as those related to plate tectonics and continental drift, provide a necessary perspective to the arena of field geology.

  • Superhero

    Every kid wants to be a SUPERHERO!

    Maleek may be a small boy in a big city, but he's no ordinary kid. He's a scientist and a superhero! So when his beloved city's parks and playgrounds mysteriously disappear, it's up to Maleek and his robot Marvyn to save the day.

    Marc Tauss's mesmerizing black-and-white photo-illustrations bring every young superhero's fantasy to life.

  • ¿Tienen puntas las estrellas?



    Encuentra las respuestas a 70 preguntas sobre el espacio. ¿En qué se diferencian los planetas de las estrellas? ¿Por qué no sentimos que la Tierra se mueve? ¿Qué origina las estaciones en la Tierra? ¿Hay vida en otras partes del universo? Puedes convertirte en un experto del espacio y sorprender a tu familia y a tus amigos con datos fascinantes. Cientos de datos e ilustraciones impresionantes que describen la belleza de nuestro universo con detalles espectaculares.

  • The Final Detail: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    In this sixth novel in the award-winning Myron Bolitar series, Harlan Coben delivers a riveting powerhouse thriller—a twisting mystery of betrayal, family secrets, and murder.

    Myron Bolitar’s colleague at MB SportsReps, Esperanza, has been arrested for the murder of a client, a fallen baseball star attempting a comeback. Myron is determined to prove Esperanza’s innocence—even if she won’t speak to him on the advice of her lawyer, who warns Myron to keep away from both the case and his client. But Myron is already too close, too involved, and has too much at stake. And the closer Myron gets to the truth, the more the evidence points to the only viable suspect besides Esperanza: Myron himself.

  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

    Gotta get through school? Ned's your guy!

    Welcome to Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Book of Top Ten Lists! This book contains all the information you'd ever want to know (or NEVER want to know) about Ned Bigby and his friends. Ned knows just how insane school can be. (He lost student council elections to a weasel!) Where you need some fresh excuses for getting out of gym class or just a couple of laughs, this is the book for you!

  • Bilingual Tales: El patito feo / The Ugly Duckling

    Una version bilingue del cuento clasico del patito feo que se convierte en un bello cisne.

  • Barney: Let's Go to the Farm and the Zoo

    It's everyone's favorite purple dinosaur!

    This 48-page 8x8 combines two of toddlers' favorite things--Barney and animals. This book includes two fun stories in one--Barney and BJ Go to the Zoo and Barney Goes to the Farm.

  • Moon Called

    THE FIRST MERCY THOMPSON NOVEL!

    Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon... 

    Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

    But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance. 

    But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her...

    “In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”—Locus

  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

    Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun.

    Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it.

    Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.

    With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.

  • Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, Book 1)

    The first novel in the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series!

    The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century—and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who's emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he has been heroically idealized beyond belief....

    Captain John “Black Jack” Geary’s exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic “last stand” in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance Fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance’s one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic “Black Jack” legend....

  • Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

    The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo and 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world.

    The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee (Mm-ZAY). When Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.

  • Century Rain

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust.

    Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose.

    Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Somewhere on this alternate planet is a device capable of destroying both worlds at either end of the wormhole. And Verity must find the device, and the man who plans to activate it, before it is too late—for the past and the future of two worlds…

  • The Mighty Miss Malone

    "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But it's 1936 and the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother, Jimmie, go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone.

  • Back Spin: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    Kidnappers have snatched the teenage son of super-star golfer Linda Coldren and her husband, Jack, an aging pro, at the height of the U.S. Open. To help get the boy back, sports agent Myron Bolitar goes charging after clues and suspects from the Main Line mansions to a downtown cheaters' motel—and back in time to a U.S. Open twenty-three years ago, when Jack Coldren should have won, but didn't. Suddenly Myron finds him self surrounded by blue bloods, criminals, and liars. And as one family's darkest secrets explode into murder, Myron finds out just how rough this game can get.

    In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction—Myron Bolitar—a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.

  • Ten Stars Twinkle

    The coloured stars in Ten Stars Twinkle are the perfect tools to help toddlers learn about numbers and counting. While reading about the stars, children can touch each of them as the parents or carer counts out loud. Repeat the activity, and invite your child to count along with you. With bold, colourful illustrations that children will love.

  • Winter Rose

    Sorrow and trouble and bitterness will hound you and yours and the children of yours…

    Some said the dying words of Nial Lynn, murdered by his own son, were a wicked curse. To others, it was a winter’s tale spun by firelight on cold, dark nights. But when Corbet Lynn came to rebuild his family estate, memories of his grandfather’s curse were rekindled by young and old--and rumors filled the heavy air of summer. In the woods that border Lynn Hall, free-spirited Rois Melior roams wild and barefooted. And as autumn gold fades, she is consumed with Corbet Lynn, obsessed with his secret past…

  • Buried Alive!

    Tim can't wait to go on holiday - especially as he gets to bring his friend Biscuits along. But their trip unexpectedly becomes truly, terribly adventurous when an encounter with two local bully-boys threatens to disrupt the fun.

    Narrated by Tim and interspersed with revealing, illustrated extracts from Tim and Biscuits's holiday diaries, this is a wondefully enjoyable story from one of the most popular writers around that both girls and boys will love.

  • The Lizard and the Sun / La Lagartija y el Sol

    A long, long time ago in ancient Mexico, the sun disappeared. Everything was dark, and the people were afraid. The animals decided to search for the sun through the fields and forests, rivers and lakes. But the sun was nowhere to be found. At last the animals stopped looking - all except the lizard. This is the story of a brave little lizard who would not give up until she had brought back light and warmth to everyone.

    Hace mucho, muchísimo tiempo, en el México antiguo, el sol despareció. Todo la tierra se obscureció y la gente tenía miedo. Los animales salieron en busca de sol por los campos y bosques, los ríos y los lagos. Pero el sol no estaba en ninguna parte. Al no encontrarlo, todos los animales abandonaron la búsqueda, excepto la lagartija. Ésta es le historia de una lagartija valiente que no quiso darse por vencida hasta poder restaurarles a todos la luz y el calor.

  • Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936-1949

    Paris. The Somme. The Italian Campaign. The Russian Front. And inside Hitler’s bunker during The Battle of Berlin . . . World War II through the eyes of a solider of the Reich.

    Siegfried Knappe fought, was wounded, and survived battles in nearly every major Wehrmacht campaign. His astonishing career begins with Hitler’s rise to power—and ends with a five-year term in a Russian prison camp, after the Allies rolled victoriously into the smoking rubble of Berlin. The enormous range of Knappe’s fighting experiences provides an unrivaled combat history of World War II, and a great deal more besides.

    Based on Knappe’s wartime diaries, filled with 16 pages of photos he smuggled into the West at war’s end, Soldat delivers a rare opportunity for the reader to understand how a ruthless psychopath motivated an entire generation of ordinary Germans to carry out his monstrous schemes . . . and offers stunning insight into the life of a soldier in Hitler’s army.

    “Remarkable! World War II from inside the Wehrmacht.”—Kirkus Reviews

  • Fresh Takes on Centers: Reading Comprehension: A Mentor Teacher Shares Easy and Engaging Centers for Comprehension Strategies, Vocabulary, and Fluency ... Students Become Confident and Capable Readers

    In this comprehensive resource, veteran teacher, reading specialist, and staff developer Mary Beth Allen shares her time-tested organizational tips and tools for easy-to-implement, research-based reading centers. Reproducible activity packets come complete with student directions, templates, record sheets, and graphic organizers to facilitate independent learning. Mary Beth also offers ideas for differentiation, assessment suggestions and rubrics, record-keeping forms for tracking student progress, and much more. For use with Grades 3–5.

  • I Spy Santa Claus (Scholastic Reader, Level 1)

    A Level 1 reader, based upon the bestselling I Spy series, with picture riddles and search-and-find fun!

    All new, easy-to read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with fun photographs culled from previously published I Spy books to create a festive I Spy easy reader. With rhythm, rhyme, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader!

  • The Book of Jhereg

    The first three fantastical adventures of assassin Vlad Taltos—now in one volume.

    A welcome addition to any fantasy fan's library, The Book of Jhereg follows the antics of the wise-cracking Vlad Taltos and his dragon-like companion through their first three adventures—Jhereg, Yendi, and Teckla.

    There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of assassin. From his rookie days to his selfless feats of heroism, the dauntless Vlad will hold readers spellbound—and The Book of Jhereg will take its place among the classic compilations in fantasy.

  • Frost Burned.

    Patricia Briggs “has reached perfection”* in this #1 New York Times bestseller, as Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter’s biggest fear...
     
    Mercy’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Alpha werewolf Adam Hauptman has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more...
     
    After a traffic accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack. They’ve all been abducted. Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related to the political battle the werewolves have been fighting to gain acceptance from the public—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outmatched and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.


    *The Nocturnal Library

  • Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories

    Snuggle up beside the fire with this juicy collection of four different, but equally sizzling, winter romances.


    Glittering white snowflakes. The handsome blond ski instructor. The sparkle on a cashmere skirt. Hot cocoa and kisses in front of a crackling fire. The holiday season is the ESSENCE of magic...and romance. Four of today's bestselling teen authors -- Melissa de la Cruz (THE AU PAIRS), Aimee Friedman (SOUTH BEACH), Hailey Abbott (SUMMER BOYS), and Nina Malkin (6X) -- bring us delectable tales of love and lust and holiday cheers (and tears) in this one-of-a-kind collection that teens will devour faster than a plate of Christmas cookies.

  • Rainbow Magic #2: Amber The Orange Fairy

    The seven Rainbow Fairies are missing! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each RAINBOW MAGIC book. Read all seven books to help rescue the fairies and bring the sparkle back to Fairyland!

    Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. If they don't return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

    Rachel and Kirsty have already found one Rainbow Fairy, but now Amber the Orange Fairy is trapped in a seashell! Can they rescue her, too?

  • Kris Longknife: Deserter

    A search for her lost friend leads the female space warrior into a galactic hellhole with no way out.

  • Follow Your Heart: The Trouble With Twins

    This follow-your-own-destiny romance series lets the reader choose her fate. Will her decisions lead to terminal embarrassment...or a delicious first kiss?

    Identical twin brothers Jeremy and Jason are both totally gorgeous...and totally into you. Two boys sounds like twice the fun, but Jeremy and Jason want you to choose between them. What's a girl to do?
    In this follow-your-own-destiny romance, your fate is in your hands. Choose carefully--you could end up in double trouble, with your heart broken in two. Or maybe you'll land the boy of your dreams...and find your happily-ever-after.

  • Our Dumb Diary

    Contemplate life's deepest questions with Jamie Kelly in your own Dear Dumb Diary pass book! Fill in your answers, then pass the book on and see what your friends have to say.

    ONLY A SUPER GROSS PERSON READS ANOTHER PERSON'S DIARY -- unless absolutely necessary.
    *What are some ways in which you've really grossed yourself out?
    *If you could give Angeline a makeover, what would she look like? Draw it!
    *If your crush sent you a love note, what would it say?

    Contemplate life's deepest questions with Jamie Kelly. Fill in your answers to these questions and more, then pass the book on to your friends. Your Dumb Diary is a journal to share with your BFFs! BONUS FUN: Jamie's top-secret tips for surviving middle school and Isabella's metric system of Dorkology!

  • My First Book Of Sign Language

    This beginner's guide to fingerspelling and sign language contains the sign for each letter of the alphabet along with signs for words that begin with each letter.

    This beginner's guide to fingerspelling and sign language contains the sign for each letter of the alphabet along with signs for words that begin with each letter.;
    Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated more than 130 children's books. With Suzanne Williams she is the author of the popular Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series. She lives in Raleigh, N.C. and can be found at www.joanholub.com.

  • Fairies: Real Encounters With Little People

    Hordes of tiny people playing at a spot in Wales called "Fairies Bog"...an impossibly tiny shoe found in Ireland...fairy dust discovered on Mount Shasta, California...the wondrous sighting of a winged woman inside a rose.

    These and many more astounding accounts offer tangible evidence about the existence of fairies, dwarves, gnomes, pixies, brownies, and elves. Amazing facts include information on the healing powers of fairies, the connection between the little people and UFOs, fairy sites to visit in the British Isles, and much more!

  • To Sail beyond the Sunset

    Bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein's autobiographical masterpiece—a wondrous return to the alternate universes that all Heinlein fans have come to know and love.

    Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to readers of the New York Times bestseller The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. The man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead...

    Filled with the master’s most beloved characters, To Sail Beyond the Sunset broadens and enriches Heinlein's epic visions of time and space, life and death, love and desire...

  • Never Mind The Goldbergs

    Matthue Roth's inspired and insightful tale of a punk-rock Orthodox Jew who goes to Hollywood to find her place.

    Don't think for a second that you know Hava or her place in the world. Yes, she's an Orthodox Jew. But that doesn't mean she can't rock out. And yes, she has opinions about everything around her. But her opinions about herself can be twice as harsh.
    Now Hava's just been asked to be the token Jew on a TV show about a Jewish family, trading one insular community for another. As in Tanuja Desai Hidier's BORN CONFUSED, there is soon a collision of both cultures and desires -- with one headstrong heroine caught in the middle.

  • Your Nine Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious

    What happened to that sunny outgoing child of eight?  As parents of nine-year-olds often discover, nine is a tricky age.  Children are more distant from Mother and Father; they're more independant and rely on friends for companionship, or they have a tendency to spend time alone.  Some nines are boisterous and wild, others thoughtful and withdrawn.  Helping parents learn how to cope with the unpredictable nine-year-old is the aim of this practical guide from the Gesell Institute.



    Nine-year-olds are hovering on the brink of adolescence, and this in part contributes to their up-and-down nature.  Dr. Louis Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber paint a vivid picture of the child at this age and offer useful advice to make life easier for parents and children alike.

  • Fatal Revenant: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

    The instant New York Times bestseller, and the return of the Thomas Covenant series? ?a landmark fantasy saga.?(Entertainment Weekly)

    In the most eagerly-awaited literary sequel in years, Linden Avery, who loved Thomas Covenant and watched him die at the end of Book Six, has returned to the Land in search of her kidnapped son, Jeremiah. As Fatal Revenant begins, Linden watches from the battlements of Revelstone while the impossible happens?riding ahead of the hordes attacking Revelstone are Jeremiah and Covenant himself, apparently very much alive. But Covenant is strangely changed?

  • ¿Cómo juegan los dinosaurios con sus amigos?

    The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their fourth original dinosaur board book, a fun guide to friendship and playing nicely with others

    "¿Qué hace un dinosaurio
    cuando vienen sus amigos?
    Si no hacen lo que él quiere,
    ¿se enoja y lanza gemidos?"

    Con los dinosaurios de ejemplo, los niños aprenderán cómo deben comportarse con sus amigos. Perfecto para que los padres se lo lean a sus hijos.

  • BOB Books Set 1: Beginning Readers

    Bob Books are back, now with a bright, unique box display and colored illustrations throughout that make learning to read even more fun!

    Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers

    Teach a child letter sounds with Bob Books Set 1! With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young readers have read books with all letters of the alphabet (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences make Bob Books Set 1 a fun confidence builder. With little books, come big success. (TM)

  • Messenger

    Messenger is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now a major motion picture.
     
    Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.




    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • The Magic School Bus Science Reader: The Magic School Bus Takes a Moonwalk (Level 2)

    Based upon the award-winning TV series, Magic School Bus Scholastic Readers make learning an adventure!

    Ms. Frizzle's class is taking a special nighttime hayride to learn about the moon.

    But when a cloudy sky spoils the trip, everyone piles onto the Magic School Bus for a better view. You can bet this adventure will be anything but ordinary!

  • Skating Shoes

    A skating champion. An unlikely friendship. A fateful pair of white boots. Read the classic that has captivated generations! 

    It's a stroke of great luck when Harriet Johnson’s doctor prescribes skating after an illness that has left her feeling frail and listless. For on her very first day at the rink, Harriet meets orphaned Lalla Moore, who is being brought up by her wealthy aunt Claudia to be a skating champion. Although they have little in common, the girls form a fast friendship. Harriet is energized by talented, funny Lalla, and Lalla in turn blossoms under the affection of openhearted Harriet. The girls skate together more and more. But just as Lalla’s interest in skating starts to fade, Harriet’s natural talent begins to emerge. Suddenly Lalla and Harriet seem headed in two very different directions. Can their friendship survive?

    This beloved children's classic is the perfect gift for girls who dream of spending days at the ice rink and becoming a figure skating champion. Adult readers may remember the "Shoes" books from You've Got Mail!

  • Man and His Symbols

    Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader.

    Praise for Man and His Symbols

    “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”Guardian

    “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate

    “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”Galveston News-Tribune

    “A magnificent achievement.”Main Currents

    “Factual and revealing.”Atlanta Times

  • Encyclopedia of Applied Geology

    The Encyclopedia of Applied Geology is an international compendium of engineering geology topics prepared by experts from many countries. The volume contains more than eighty main entries in alphabetical order, dealing with hydrology, rock structure monitoring and soil mechanics in addition to engineering geology. Special topics focus on earth science information and sources, electrokinetics, forensic geology, geocryology, nuclear plant siting, photogrammetry, tunnels and tunnelling, urban geomorphology and well data systems.

  • The Devil's Playground

    Morgan Kingsley, a kick-ass exorcist, can deal with Lugh, the supersexy demon living inside her, but does he have to moan softly during her intimate moments with her mortal lover? Understandably, Brian is reluctant to share the pleasures of Morgan’s flesh with a gorgeous rogue from the Demon Realm.

    But personal matters will have to wait when the opportunistic owner of the Seven Deadlies demon club in Philadelphia enlists Morgan’s help in heading off a crisis: It seems that demons have started showing up at the hot spot in alarming numbers and in the unwilling bodies of rough trade club-goers. Morgan is sure that Dougal, Lugh’s sworn enemy, is behind this, but why? To find out, Morgan must summon every ounce of power at her command—or risk becoming just another casualty in an all-out demon war.

  • Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys

    In the ten years since this book was first published there have been many new developments in the metallurgical field. Rapidly solidified metals and glasses have come of age; new Al-Li alloys are now used in modern aircraft; microalloyed (structural) and high purity (pipeline) steels have become more sophisticated; radically new oxide-dispersed steels have ap- peared; a number of new memory metals have been developed; the list could go on. In spite of this, the underlying principles governing all of these developments have obviously not changed over the years. This is really the strength of the present text book. From the beginning we aimed to speil out these principles in a nice, readable way, and one in which undergraduates could appreciate and be capable of developing for themselves. The present text is thus deliberately little changed from the original. We have, however, hopefully corrected any errors, expanded the lists of further reading, and perhaps, most importantly, included a complete set of solutions to exercises. We hope that the revised edition continues to be enjoyed and appreciated in the many Schools of Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering Materials we know to be using our text throughout the world. In completing this revised edition we are grateful to the many people, students and professors alike, who have written to us over the last decade.

  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

    "Birthdays may be difficult for me."

    "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family."

    "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me."

    "I am afraid you will abandon me."

    The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame.

    With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents.

    Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.

  • Money: Theory, Policy and Institutions

    This text aims to give students a deeper understanding of the connection between monetary theory and the factors that influence the framing of monetary policy.

  • Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective

    Nate, the great detective, and his dog, Sludge, are off to San Francisco! They're going to visit Nate's cousin Olivia Sharp. She's a detective, too, and a very busy one.

    Olivia isn't around to solve her case number 22. Her client, Duncan, has lost his joke book. He tells Nate that if the book isn't found--and soon--the world will come to an end. Nate takes the case. He and Sludge cruise up and down and around San Francisco in the limo, tracking down clues. Sticky, icky clues, big and small clues, all-around-the-town clues that take them to a pancake house, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and finally to a place that seems wrong but could be right. Can Nate the Great keep the world from coming to an end? Can he solve his first out-of-town case?

  • Dictionary of Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Gods, Demigods, Quests, and Legends

    From the ancient past come the myths that color our present.  

    Like the symbols that haunt our dreams and guide our inner journeys, the myths of the Western world touch something deep within us, awakening old nightmares and new yearnings.  

    Some of the gods, tales, and mythic creatures in Bergen Evan's Dictionary Of Mythology are as familiar as the disturbing tale of Oedipus. Others may seem strange, wonderful, or chillingly macabre:  Lycaon, the murderer, who is transformed into a wolf by an angry god; Cronus (Time) who devours his won children; Pan, the god of the animal in man, who fills us with overmastering fears that sweep courage and prudence aside; the hero Sigurd, who seeks a magic ring and finds a maiden . . . in a ring of fire.  

    These tantalizing stories and dozens more make this book a perfect addition to any library, as delightful for browsing as it is essential for reference.

  • King Suckerman

    The time is 1976.  Captain Beefheart's on the eight-track.  The hot new superfly flick King Suckerman is coming to neighborhood theaters.  And Washington, D.C., is a hotbed of drugs and racial tension--an easy place to turn a wrong corner and land in a whole lot of trouble.  

    That's what happens to Marcus Clay and Dimitri Karras when they cross paths with an ex-con and his gang of natural born killers.  Walking into a drug deal gone south, Clay and Karras end up with a pile of money that isn't theirs...the sexy teenage girlfriend of the Italian dealer...and major trouble.  The ex-con is soon spilling blood to get to the cash.  The dealer is scheming to get his girl back.  And two knockaround guys named Clay and Karras are reaching a pivotal moment--the time to take a stand, go straight, and get justice.  Or maybe just sweet revenge.

    In this sizzling thriller, George Pelecanos writes with a firecracker in his prose, shooting sparks on every page and earning his place among the stars of crime fiction.

  • Vegetable Growing Handbook: Organic and Traditional Methods

    This manual is designed for home gardeners and small commercial vegetable growers. The author provides information on the scientific concepts upon which vegetable growing is based and on practical methods for growing vegetables. Features include a chapter on the nutritional value of vegetables and sections on hydroponics, the economics of gardening, the Delaney clause, food additives, natural toxicants and organic vegetables. The author covers soil propagation and composition, identification of pests and the use of pesticides, plant growth, planting schedules, vegetable classification and the preservation of vegetables.

  • The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It

    IN MY FAMILY, when anyone rides the wave of their emotions, we say they're chucking a birkett. When the emotion drives out all common sense, we say they're chucking a big one. The telltale signs are: flaming cheeks, shortness of breath, bulging eyes, and a prolonged illogical outburst.

    Gemma Stone is convinced that it's always unseemly to chuck a birkett and that it's actually insane to chuck one in front of a complete stranger. But that was before she fell for a boy who barely knows she exists, before she auditioned for the school play, before she met the family of freaks her sister Debbie is marrying into, before the unpredictable Raven De Head took an interest in her, and before she realized that at the right time and for the right reason, a birkett could be a beautiful thing.


    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Capitaine Bobette Et l'Invasion Des M?chantes Bonnes Femmes de la Caf?t?ria Venues de l'Espace (Tome 3)

    See below for English description.

    Il a vaincu le diabolique Dr Couche... Il a d?barrass? le monde de la menace des toilettes parlantes... Et maintenant, il doit faire face ? un ennemi plus terrible encore: trois gros extraterrestres d?guis?s, avec des tentacules vertes, qui ont pour mission de r?duire les Terriens ? l'esclavage. Tu as d?j? l'eau ? la bouche?...Tu n'as qu'? ouvrir ce livre pour en savoir plus long sur les derni?res aventures du capitaine, plus bobette que jamais.

    25 ? CHAPTERS . . . 100% More Wedgie Power! He defeated the diabolical Dr. Diaper . . . He terminated the terrible talking toilets . . . Now he's in for the fight of his life. Can Captain Underpants and his drawers hold up under the pressure from three massive, tentacled space aliens (in disguise) who are on a mission to enslave the whole planet? It's time to probe a little further and find out in this all-new, wedgier alien adventure of Captain Underpants!

    Original title: Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies

  • Nightingale's Lament

    The name’s John Taylor. I work the garish streets of the Nightside—the hidden heart of London where it’s always three A.M., where in human creatures and otherworldly gods walk side by side in the endless darkness of the soul.

    I have a talent for finding things. People…property…no problem. But now I’m after something different.

    A local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends, and I’ve been hired to find out the reason. I’m also wondering why her suicide—prone fans think she has a voice to die for. Literally.
               
    To get the truth, I’ll have to lend an ear to the most enticingly beautiful and deadly voice in all of the Nightside—and survive.

  • Managing from the Heart

    From the brain trust at The Atlanta Consulting Group comes a simple method hailed as a revolution in management practice: learning to care.
     
    Caring isn’t a frill. It delivers results. And for some unenlightened managers, learning to care can be a matter of corporate life or death.

    Managing from the Heart is the story of Harry Hartwell, a composite character drawn from decades of the authors’ field experience on the front lines of management reform. Known by his staffers as “the Abominable No Man,” Harry’s remarkable transformation into a caring and compassionate manage offers an easy-to-apply business parable—and an absolutely painless, one-of-a-kind learning experience. Acquire the five principles of caring management. Your people will be glad you did. And so will everyone who keeps an eye on your bottom line.
     
    Praise for Managing from the Heart
     
    “Outstanding! Delivers the right message at a critical time.”—Lee A. Robbins, VP and CFO, Puritan Bennett
     
    “Five powerful principles, so simple they are arresting. Their application by every manager can catapult a company to new heights of greatness.”—Don M. Schrello, chairman, Schrello Direct Marketing, Inc.
     
    “Much needed!”—Norman Vincent Peale
     
    Managing from the Heart is a gift you should give to yourself and your people. It outlines a beautiful philosophy that if applied will not only impact human satisfaction in your organization, but bottom line results.”—Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D., co-author of The One Minute Manager

  • What's Going On In There?

    Can you guess what's going on behind the scenes in the topsy-turvy town of Grahnville? Turn the pages of Grahn's picture book and see how much fun it is to be fooled by his clever silhouettes.

    Grahnville looks like a perfectly ordinary town. There's a school, a candy store, a barbershop, a pizzeria, and nice, neat homes. But wait until you look behind the scenes.
    Grahnville is also the kind of town where candymakers build a rocket ship, a circus performs in a barbershop, and the pizzeria is closed on Thursday because of a dinosaur.
    Come along on Geoffrey Grahn's morning-to-nighttime tour of this topsy-turvy town and nothing will ever seem ordinary again.

  • Super Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #2)

    The second book in a humorous, easy-to-read series about a boy and his fly! Books have foil covers!

    Fly Guy loves the school lunchroom. He loves the dirty dishes, the smelly mop, and the garbage cans. But when the lunch ladies discover there's a fly in the cafeteria, chaos ensues! Though Fly Guy makes a mess of things, he also shows his powers as a Super Fly Guy!

    Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. With an eye-catching holographic foil cover, this is the second in a series of four books.

  • Damia's Children

    They inherited their mother's legendary powers of telepathy. But Damia's children will need more than psionic Talent to face the enemy's children--an alien race more insect than human...

  • Dead Until Dark

    Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood.

    Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life...

    But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.

  • Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist

    This "lively, beautifully written biography" (Kirkus Reviews) of the famous Post-Impressionist artist who painted Starry Night and many other masterpieces is "fascinating reading" (School Library Journal, Starred Review).

    Vincent Van Gogh—one of the nineteenth century's most brilliant artist—will forever be remembered as the Dutchman who pioneered new techniques and styles and who, in a fit of passion, cut off his own ear.

    Whether painting a portrait, landscape, or still life, van Gogh sought to capture the vibrant spirit of his subject. Still, fame eluded him. This lack of recognition over a career spanning a mere decade (from ages twenty-seven to thirty-seven) fueled his lifelong self-doubt and bitter disappointments. Today, however, van Gogh's paintings are recognized as masterpieces, and the tormented Dutchman stands as a giant among artists. 

    Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of An Artist has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6–8, Historical/Social Studies) in Appendix B. It features a sixteen-page insert with family photographs and full-color painting reproductions and includes a glossary of artists and terms, a biographical time line, notes, a bibliography, and locations of museums that display Van Gogh’s work. 

    A ROBERT F. SILBERT HONOR BOOK
    AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK
    AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS
    A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
    A BOOKLIST CHILDREN'S EDITOR'S CHOICE 

  • Honor Thyself: A Novel

    Carole Barber has come to Paris to work on her novel and to find herself. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. But one fiery instant of terror shatters hundreds of lives—and leaves Carole alone, unconscious and unidentified.

    In the days that follow, as the truth emerges, the paparazzi swarm. A mysterious stranger quietly visits the hospital to see the woman he once loved and never forgot. Carole’s grown children rush to her bedside, waiting and praying—until the miraculous begins to happen. But as a woman whom the whole world knows slowly awakens, she knows nothing of herself. Every detail must be pieced back together—from a childhood in rural Mississippi to the early days of her career, from the unintentional hurt inflicted on her daughter to a fifteen-year-old secret love affair that went tragically wrong. Carole has been given a second chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love...and to live a life that will truly honor others—beginning with herself.

    A tale of survival and dignity, of small miracles and big surprises, Honor Thyself creates an unforgettable portrait of a public figure whose hopes, fears, and heartbreaks are as real as our own. Her courageous journey inspires us all.

  • Furies of Calderon

    In this extraordinary fantasy epic, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files leads readers into a world where the fate of the realm rests on the shoulders of a boy with no power to call his own...
     
    For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal. But in the remote Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans’ most savage enemy—the Marat horde—return to the Valley, Tavi’s courage and resourcefulness will be a power greater than any fury, one that could turn the tides of war...

  • I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It

    If you suspect there could be more to life than what you're getting...if you always knew you could do anything if you only knew what it was, this extraordinary book is about to prove you right!

    A life without direction is a life without passion.  The dynamic follow-up to the phenomenal best-seller Wishcraft, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (the New York Times Bestseller) guides you, not to another unsatisfying job, but to a richly rewarding career rooted in your heart's desire.  And in a work of true emancipation, this life-changing sourcebook reveals how you can recapture "long lost" goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams forever!

    You will learn:

    *       What to do if you never chose to be what you are.
    *       How to get off the fast track--and on to the right track.
    *       First aid techniques for paralyzing chronic negativity.
    *       How to regroup when you've lost your big dream.
    *       To stop waiting for luck--and start creating it.

  • Golf: The Mind Game

    Whether you're a world-class palyer or a weekend  enthusiast, improving your golf game begins with  your mind. You may be amazed to discover what  happens when you free yourself from overthinking you  shots and let your unconcious mind play the  game.



    Now acclaimed sports counselor Dr.  Marlin Mackenzie provides more than 30  situation-specific exercises to help you deepen your  awareness of your emotional and intellectual barriers.  You'll learn to capitalize on your inner resources  to play up to your potential.

  • Clean Break

    Em adores her funny, glamorous dad - who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em.

    Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store - he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break - just like Em's arm?

  • Your Body's Red Light Warning Signals

    This essential reference book, with over 400 warning signs of more than 250 life-threatening diseases, puts an E.R. doctor in your home!

    Heed the signs. Find out when your body is crying out for help.

    When is a headache just an annoyance...and when is it a symptom of a life-threatening condition?  When is it crucial to get to a doctor within the next few days, hours, or even minutes? This potentially lifesaving guide pinpoints more than 400 symptoms and gives you the information you need to spot a serious medical problem before it's too late.

    Utilizing the expertise of three physicians, it highlights your body's red light warning signals: Injuries, fever, pain, and rashes may all require immediate medical attention. Even a nosebleed can become deadly. What are the signs of trouble? You can get the answers fast with a book that is the next best thing to having a doctor in the house.

    Find out:
    When an allergy is life threatening  
    Why "night sweats" could be the sign of a serious infection
    What potentially fatal illness causes the fingertips to swell
    What symptom nearly always warns of meningitis
    The one problem during pregnancy that ALWAYS needs a doctor's immediate attention

    Plus  essential pregnancy and pediatric tips... Special information for the elderly and chronically ill... And much more!

  • Smoke Bitten

    Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

    I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.
    My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them.

    Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill—until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.

    Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything—even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.

    It won't, can't, remain.

    Not if I have anything to say about it.

  • Maya Soft Doll (maya & Miguel)

    SideKicks(tm) is a line of toys based on your favorite characters from our book, video, and film library.

    Maya Santos, age 10, is quite simply a force of nature. Like her twin brother Miguel, she is bilingual (speaking both English and Spanish) as well as bright, creative, curious, ambitious, well intentioned, and a romantic at heart. She isn't happy unless she is dreaming up, or executing, one of her "Big Ideas" to improve the lives of those around her. Maya's family is especially important to her, and she's the kind of girl everyone would want as a friend! Watch on PBS KIDS GO!

  • Skellig

    Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage and encounters a strange being who changes his world forever.

  • Alphabet of Thorn

    Fantasy author Patricia A. McKillip, the 21st century's response to Hans Christian Andersen, has mastered the art of writing fairy tales -- as evidenced by previous works like The Tower at Stony Wood, Ombria in Shadow, and In the Forests of Serre. Alphabet of Thorn is yet another timeless fable suitable for children and adults alike.

    In the kingdom of Raine, a vast realm at the edge of the world, an orphaned baby girl is found by a palace librarian and raised to become a translator. Years later, the girl -- named Nepenthe -- comes in contact with a mysterious book written in a language of thorns that no one, not even the wizards at Raine's famous Floating School for mages, can decipher. The book calls out to Nepenthe's very soul, and she is soon privately translating its contents. As she works tirelessly transcribing the book -- which turns out to be about the historical figures of Axis, the Emperor of Night, and Kane, his masked sorcerer -- the kingdom of Raine is teetering on the brink of chaos. The newly crowned queen, a mousy 14-year old girl named Tessera who wants nothing to do with matters of state, hides in the woods as regents plot revolution. The queen's destiny, however, is intertwined with Nepenthe's ability to unravel the mystery of the thorns.

  • Darkest Fear: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    In his seventh Myron Bolitar thriller, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben brings us his most astonishing—and deeply personal—novel yet. And it all begins when Myron’s ex tells him he’s a father . . . of a dying thirteen-year-old boy.
     
    A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough. But Emily Downing’s news brings Myron to his knees. Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant from a donor who has vanished without a trace. Then comes the real shocker: Jeremy is Myron’s son, conceived the night before Emily’s wedding to another man. Myron is determined to help him. But finding the missing donor means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy’s true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.
     
    Praise for Darkest Fear
     
    “Suspenseful . . . a slam dunk . . . You race to turn pages.”—People
     
    “Fast-paced . . . layered with both tenderness and fun . . . Coben [is] a gifted storyteller.”—The Denver Post
     
    “A terrific novel . . . Coben’s professionalism is clear from every paragraph in the book.”—The Boston Globe
     
    “With its pretzel of a plot and page-turning pace, Darkest Fear is a winner.”—The Orlando Sentinel

  • Scholastic Reader Level 1: Noodles: I Hate Bullies!

    An easy-to-read story featuring Noodles the little white dog!

    Noodles loves chewing on his bone--until a bully takes it away from him. Bullies aren't very nice. But Noodles always has a plan! With help from a water hose, Noodles gets his bone back and teaches the bully a lesson he won't soon forget.

    This funny Level 1 story is perfect for beginning readers.

  • Ripley's Special Edition 2005 (pob)

    Just in time for the holidays! The 3nd annual collection of the grossest, strangest, and most unbelievable facts, acts, and oddities ever recorded--it's Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    It Can't Be . . . Can It?
    Within these pages, you'll find hundreds of outrageous BRAND-NEW oddities from the fascinating files of Robert Ripley -- fantastic facts and astonishing acts sure to awe and impress . . . .

    §A California man rides a motorcycle shaped like an electric guitar!
    §A 1989 Volkswagen Jetta now runs on used vegetable oil from fast-food restaurants instead of fuel.
    §Chuck Christensen collects spider venom for a living - and shares his home with 50,000 spiders!
    There's nothing stranger than the truth . . . Believe It Or Not!

  • A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One

    This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including
     
    • a new Preface by George R. R. Martin
    • early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels
    • a walk-through of the entire creative process, from auditioning the artists to tweaking the scripts to coloring the final pages
    • behind-the-scenes commentary from Daniel Abraham, Tommy Patterson, and series editor Anne Groell

    You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.
     
    Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
     
    Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
     
    Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

  • Rose Rivers

    A wonderful story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather.

    Rose Rivers lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings.

    She has everything money can buy - but she feels as though life isn't fair for girls and poor people.

    Why can't she be educated at school like her brother?

    Why can't she learn to become a famous artist like her father?

    Why is life so unfair for people who were not born rich?

    When a young girl, Clover Moon, joins the household as a nursemaid to Rose's troubled sister Beth, and she meets her father's bohemian protege Paris Walker, she starts to learn more about the wider world.

    Will Paris help Rose finally achieve her dreams? And will she be able to help Clover find her own dream?

    ----------------

    Beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Rose Rivers is a brilliant addition to Hetty Feather's world, by the beloved award-winning and bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

  • The Price of Peace

    THE WAR IS OVER. THE TREATY IS SIGNED.
    AND ALL IS WELL IN THE GALAXY…
     
    Izzy Umboto is a hero of the conflict between the Society of Humanity and the Unity Party. Instead of retiring and living out her days quietly, she’s wrangled command of her very own warship. Unfortunately, that ship is the less-than-state-of-the-art Patton.
     
    Lieutenant Terrence Tordon, called “Trouble” by both his enemies and his friends, and even himself, is a career marine. The word “quit” isn’t in his vocabulary.
     
    Now Lieutenant Trouble and his troops have signed on with Commander Umboto, trading a higher paycheck for the promise of action.
     
    For all is not well in the galaxy. On the scattering of planets along the rim, remnant thugs of the Unity Party still hold power. In the shipping lanes of rim space, pirates roam freely.
     
    Umboto and Tordon will soon learn that enforcing the peace can be just as expensive as fighting the war—and the cost will be counted in human lives…

  • Ripley's Special Edition 2008

    Just in time for the holidays! The 6th annual collection of the grossest, strangest, and most unbelievable facts, acts, and oddities ever recorded -- it's Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    It Can't Be . . . Can It?

    Turn the pages --- if you dare. But watch out for...

    ... gruesome ghosts that haunt your favorite hangouts!
    ... creepy spiders that can crawl all over you!
    ... a troll so huge, it can crush a car with one hand!
    ... and more mummies, crazy collections, and peculiar people than ever!

    It's all weird, and it's all inside --- Believe It or Not!

  • Medical Surgical Nursing: A Core Text

    This student textbook has been devised as the first integrated Australian study to provide a basis for the nursing management of adults with a medical or surgical condition and is designed to equip students with technical information on various nursing fields. Information is supplied to ensure that nurses are able to identify all the appropriate information when assessing a patient, recognize actual and anticipate potential patient problems, select realistic, patient-centred objectives, implement appropriate nursing actions to assist the patient to achieve a sound recovery and revise the plan of care as necessary. It is assumed that the users of this textbook will have completed an introductory year of nursing studies. The editors concentrate on medical-surgical nursing in the acute care setting and since it is intended for the generalist nurse, detailed discussion of specialist areas of nursing practice is avoided.

  • Fun Pack Crime Scene Investigator

    Kids get hands-on fun with the science of who-done-it.

    No crime will be too tough to crack once you've studied how to be a Crime Scene Investigator! You'll learn all about forensic basics, including fingerprinting and DNA testing. Kit contains plastic tweezers, evidence bags, sample pot, inkpad, chalk, fold-out magnifying glas, crime scene tape.

  • Red Thunder

    Seven suburban misfits are constructing a spaceship out of old tanker cars. The plan is to beat the Chinese to Mars--in under four days at three million miles an hour. It would be history in the making if it didn't sound so insane.

  • Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader

    The full story of Anakin Skywalker, from his birth in slavery to his death as the powerful Darth Vader ... told for the first time in its entirety by NYT bestselling Star Wars author Ryder Windham.

    The full story of Anakin Skywalker, from his birth in slavery to his death as the powerful Darth Vader ... told for the first time in its entirety by NYT bestselling Star Wars author Ryder Windham. Spanning all six Star Wars movie and including the pieces of the story that fill in the gaps, this novel will be a must-have for any Star Wars fan.

  • Using Wireless Communications in Business

    This one-of-a-kind guide offers applications from a business perspective toward a complete understanding of wireless communication systems. In clear, non-technical language, Using Wireless Communications in Business explains what technologies are available now and what will be available in the future, the capabilities of wireless communication systems, and the legal issues involved.

  • Secrets

    India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mum she can't stand and a dad she adores, though he hasn't had much time for her recently. She seeks solace in her journal, which she keeps in sincere imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank. Treasure lives on the local council estate with her loving and capable grandmother. She is devoted to her nan but lives in fear of having to go back to live with her mother and violent stepfather.

    A chance meeting sparks a great friendship between the girls. And when Treasure has to run away to avoid her stepfather, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her favourite writer. India hasn't got a real secret annexe like Anne Frank - but she has got a hidden attic . . .

  • Cliff's Edge

    Meg Tilly returns with a second gripping romantic suspense novel set on the idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest.

    Eve Harris is all set to house-sit and run the bakery she shares with her sister while Maggie goes on her honeymoon, but there's one problem—the house is already occupied. By a movie star. He claims to be her brother-in-law's friend, and not only does he insist on staying, he also offers to help. Playing house has never been so tempting...

    Rhys Thomas is looking for a place to lie low after wrapping up his latest film, so when Luke offers up his house as a safe haven, Rhys sees the perfect opportunity for a little R & R. But rest is the last thing on his mind as he and Eve grow close. 

    But Eve and Rhys are not as alone as they think. And as danger trails Eve, it will take everything Rhys has to save the woman he loves.

  • Redwall: 30th Anniversary Edition

    The book that inspired a legend—the first novel in the bestselling saga of Redwall.

    Welcome to Mossflower Wood, where the gentle mice have gathered to celebrate a year of peace and abundance. All is well…until a sinister shadow falls across the ancient stone abbey of Redwall. It is rumored that Cluny is coming—Cluny, the terrible one-eyed rat and his savage horde—Cluny, who has vowed to conquer Redwall Abbey! The only hope for the besieged mice lies in the lost sword of the legendary Martin the Warrior. And so begins the epic quest of a bumbling young apprentice—a courageous mouse who would rise up, fight back…and become a legend himself.

    “The medieval world of Redwall Abbey—where gallant mouse warriors triumph over evil invaders—has truly become the stuff of legend.” –Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • The Coming

    Astronomy professor Aurora ‘Rory’ Bell gets a message from space that seems to portend the arrival of extraterrestrial visitors. According to her calculations, whoever is coming will arrive in three months— on New Year’s Day, to be exact.

    A crowded and poisoned Earth is moving toward the brink of the last world war—and is certainly unprepared to face invasion of any kind. Rory’s continuing investigation leads her to wonder if it could be some kind of hoax, but the impending ‘visit’ takes on a media life of its own. And so the world waits. But the question still remains as to what, exactly, everyone is waiting for…

  • Candy

    Kevin Brooks, one of today's most critically acclaimed YA voices, delivers another thrilling story about a boy, a girl, and a love worth fighting for.

    When Joe meets Candy, it seems like a regular boy-meets-girl scenario. They chat over coffee, she gives him her number, and he writes her a song. But then Joe is drawn into Candy's world --- a world of drugs, violence, and desperation. As the dark truth about Candy's life emerges, Joe finds himself facing real danger at every twist and turn. Soon Joe's conflicting emotions begin to mirror Candy's, and he understands that falling in love just might be worth the struggle. This intoxicating tale of heartache, danger, and hope will enthrall teen readers.

  • Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

    Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spikey and why rich Romans needed a vomitorium. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

  • 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 5th Grade: Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in School

    Research shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities. For use with Grade 5.

  • Infinite Crisis: The Novel

    The must-have novel based on the comic event of 2006-the seven-issue story arc featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman published by DC Comics-which changed the face of the DC Universe.

  • The Devil's Eye

    Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his assistant Chase Kolpath travel to the most remote of human worlds and uncover a secret connected to a decades-old political upheaval-a secret that somebody desperately wants hidden.

  • Difference Equations, Second Edition

    In recent years, the study of difference equations has acquired a new significance, due in large part to their use in the formulation and analysis of discrete-time systems, the numerical integration of differential equations by finite-difference schemes, and the study of deterministic chaos. The second edition of Difference Equations: Theory and Applications provides a thorough listing of all major theorems along with proofs. The text treats the case of first-order difference equations in detail, using both analytical and geometrical methods. Both ordinary and partial difference equations are considered, along with a variety of special nonlinear forms for which exact solutions can be determined. Numerous worked examples and problems allow readers to fully understand the material in the text. They also give possible generalization of the theorems and application models.

    The text's expanded coverage of application helps readers appreciate the benefits of using difference equations in the modeling and analysis of "realistic" problems from a broad range of fields. The second edition presents, analyzes, and discusses a large number of applications from the mathematical, biological, physical, and social sciences. Discussions on perturbation methods and difference equation models of differential equation models of differential equations represent contributions by the author to the research literature. Reference to original literature show how the elementary models of the book can be extended to more realistic situations.

    Difference Equations, Second Edition gives readers a background in discrete mathematics that many workers in science-oriented industries need as part of their general scientific knowledge. With its minimal mathematical background requirements of general algebra and calculus, this unique volume will be used extensively by students and professional in science and technology, in areas such as applied mathematics, control theory, population science, economics, and electronic circuits, especially discrete signal processing.

  • Johnny Hazzard

    The personal meet the political in this "rare find" (Booklist) of a novel from promising author Eddie de Oliveira.

    Johnny Hazzard's an American boy living in London for the summer. He's not used to being a foreigner, and even less used to fending for himself. Then he meets an older girl named January and suddenly his quest for experience is taking some unexpected turns.
    This is a novel about growing up American, growing up in the world, and growing up in the face of love. Eddie de Oliveira writes with vim, vigor, and verve about coming of age in our very uncertain, complicated age.

  • I Don't Want To Be Crazy

    A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder.

    This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence ... but as pressures increased , she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.

  • The Dodgeball Chronicles (Knights of the Lunch Table #1)

    In this funny new series from Eisner Award nominee Frank Cammuso, the Arthurian legend is reborn--in a funny, average-joe, middle-school boy and his pals.

    Artie King just wants to ease into life at Camelot Middle School. He's got new lunch buddies, Percy and Wayne, and his science teacher, Mr. Merlyn, is pretty cool. But then there's scary Principal Dagger and big bad Joe and The Horde, a bunch of brawny bullies who rule the school.

  • His Dark Materials Yearling 3-book Boxed Set

    ***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "A stunning achievement"*****

    The Golden Compass
    The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in a collectible His Dark Materials boxed set perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York TimesWall Street JournalSan Francisco ChronicleBook Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.


    These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them.

    Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach.

    Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials:
    An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel

    A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time


    "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post
     
    "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times

    “Pullman is quite possibly a genius.” —Newsweek

  • Word Work & Spelling Graphic Organizers & Mini-Lessons: 20 Graphic Organizers With Mini-Lessons to Help Students Recognize Spelling Patterns, Analyze ... to Become Better Readers and Writers

    Help students become super spellers with 20 engaging graphic organizers! Designed for flexible use, they can be used to reinforce any words. Interactive mini-lessons introduce each organizer; then photocopy for homework, class work, group work, assessment, and more. A great way to make learning visible and memorable! For use with Grades 2-4.

  • Quantification in Science: The VNR Dictionary of Engineering Units and Measures

    This volume promotes order within the confusion of the many systems of units in existence. After establishing a clearer picture of science today, it examines the articulated language science by defining the units and their systems, and by offering a quick method to convert from one unit to another. Concise and to the point, it allows the reader to go from generalities to specifics-and vice versa-in a matter of minutes.

  • A Good Woman: A Novel

    Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life.

    But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris—now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten…until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.

    Filled with breathtaking images and historical detail, Danielle Steel’s new novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman—a good woman—who triumphs against overwhelming odds. More than compelling fiction, her story is a powerful celebration of life, dignity, and courage—and a testament to the human will to survive.

  • See and Spy Counting

    The concept of numbers and counting from 1 to 5 is demonstrated by the Baby Einstein characters in a variety of playful, amusing scenarios. Young children will delight in finding, naming, and counting a variety of objects in each illustration. The book also builds vocabulary, and teaches the names of parts of the body.

  • Engines Of God

    The first Priscilla Hutchins novel from Jack McDevitt, hailed by Stephen King as “the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.”

    Humans call them the Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues on distant planets in the galaxy. Each relic is different. Each inscription defies translation. Yet all are heartbreakingly beautiful.

    And for planet Earth, on the brink of disaster, they may hold the only key to survival for the entire human race.

  • The Vampire Files, Volume Two

    Even the dead have to work for a living. In the wake of my resurrection as a member of the bloodsucking undead, I chose to put my investigative reporting talents to good use as a PI in Chicago; I’ve got my work cut out for me.
     
    Mingling with society’s artsy crowd isn’t my favorite pastime, but someone’s got to navigate their way through the world of big money and bigger egos to find the killer of a young talent who deserved more than to be laid out on a canvas.
     
    My snooping has gotten me in occasional trouble with both sides of the law, so I’m used to cops and mobsters using me for target practice. But my thirst for the red stuff is getting out of control. I’m not sure what scares me more: the price on my head, or the darkness gnawing at my gut.
     
    And if that desire isn’t bad enough, there’s the hot-blooded daughter of a client who has big eyes for yours truly—and a jealous boyfriend.

  • True Story Of A Child In The Holocaust

    What would you do if your whole life was shattered, and you were forced into hiding? This gripping, poignant memoir about coming of age during The Holocaust explores that question.

    Pretty, carefree Aurelia Gamser (known today as Ruth Gruener) had an idyllic life in 1930s Poland -- until violent acts of anti-Semitism and the deportation of Jewish families to concentration camps changed everything in her world. Hiding out with a gentile family, her very life at risk every day, Ruth struggled to remain strong and sane. And though she was destined to live, her struggle continued after the war, when she began a new life in America, as a teenager who had been through horrors. This memoir will inspire countless readers and bestow important lessons about life, hope, and memory.

  • Scooby-Doo and the Fishy Phantom

    Scooby-Doo is an 'Ameri-canine' icon, the most beloved cartoon pooch of the past three generations. The snack-sniffing sleuth and his pals head to the Coolsville Aquarium in this colorful 8x8.

    Something fishy's going down!
    When Velma wins first place at the science fair, she and the Mystery, Inc. gang get a special after-hours tour of the Coolsville Aquarium, and a sneak peek at the new exhibit -- the super rare Rainbow Flounder! Everything is going swimmingly until yikes! A Fishy Phantom shows up and threatens to close down the exhibit. Can Scooby and the gang solve this mystery before they're all wet?

  • The Butterfly Lion Teacher Resource

    NEW Read and Respond is back by popular demand and ready for the 21st Century. The completely new text provides teachers with everything they need to teach these classic children's books. Notes and activities reflect the way that teachers teach now and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. Over a third of each book is filled with invaluable photocopiables - all illustrated by the original children's book illustrators.

  • Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Legends of Charlemagne, The Age of Chivalry

    For almost 150 years, Bulfinch’s Mythology has been the text by which the great tales from classical antiquity, the Norse and Asian traditions, and the age of chivalry have been known.

    Here are lively versions of the myths of Zeus, Hera, and their cohorts on Mt. Olympus; the legends of the Trojan War and the epic wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas; the tales of the joys of Valhalla and the furies of Thor; the adventures of King Arthur and his knights; and the sagas of Beowulf and Robin Hood.

    As Thomas Bulfinch himself wrote, “Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.” With stories that are eminently readable, Bulfinch’s Mythology gives us just that knowledge.

  • Prostaglandins: Biology and Chemistry of Prostaglandins and Related Eicosanoids

    This volume provides in a single source an extensive collection of information on prostaglandins and related eicosanoids. The 57 chapters presented here are divided into ten sections, each devoted to a specialized area of interest, and are the work of a total of 75 authors from over a dozen countries, distributed among four of the world's continents. Prostaglandins are of increasing importance in biomedical science, implicated in every cell, tissue and organ system as regards their cellular biochemistry, physiology and pathophysiolgy. This work is intended to be a valuable source of reference for clinical pharmacologists and those interested in the subject. The significance of the demonstration of the essentiality of dietary linoleic acid, and the coining of the term "essential fatty acid (EFA)" by Burr and Burr (1930), plus the work of Kurzrok and Lieb (1930), Goldblatt (1935) and von Euler (1935), set the scene for the developments charted in this work.

  • 21st Century Robert's Rules of Order

    An up-to-date handbook outlines official parliamentary procedures for business meetings, consultations, task forces, seminars, sales conferences, and more, and provides new information on electronic communications.

  • The Scholastic Teacher Plan Book (Updated)

    A teacher-created, deluxe planner with teaching tips on each planning page, helpful resources, reproducible forms, student planning pages, national standards, Bloom's Taxonomy, and much more! For use with Grades K-6.

  • Nate the Great and the Monster Mess

    Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

    Nate the Great loves his mother’s Monster Cookies. But now her Monster Cookie recipe is missing! Nate and his dog, Sludge, get to work. They find lots of clues. But which ones count? Will Nate ever eat those wonderful cookies again?

    Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

    Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!
    NatetheGreatBooks.com

    "The short chapters and quick resolution of the mystery will be appreciated by beginning readers. Nate's many fans will eagerly sink their teeth into this treat."--School Library Journal 

  • Rocking Horse Christmas (bkshelf)

    Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them! Twelve classic, best-selling titles are available now.

    Category: Holiday
    One Christmas morning, a boy finds a rocking horse under his tree. When he climbs on his back, they ride off on the most wondrous adventures--jousting with knights and capturing outlaws. But as the years go by & the boy outgrows his favorite childhood friend, the rocking horse is stowed in the attic with other old toys. Faithfully the rocking horse waits, hoping his boy will return. Years later, on another Christmas, another little boy (whose father had ridden the rocking horse) discovers the enchanted horse, and off they ride on adventures beyond imagination.

  • Speed Cleaning

    Clean your entire house in 42 minutes with the Clean Team's unbeatable system that makes every move count.

  • Men Like Women Who Like Themselves: (And Other Secrets That the Smartest Women Know)

    Even the smartest women play dumb when it comes to relationships. They make the same mistakes over and over again; they fall for the same kind of guys; and they cry to the same friends when, inevitably, the relationship goes sour. Bestselling authors Steven Carter and Julia Sokol have written the book for every woman who would like to be smarter when it comes to affairs of the heart--Men Like Women Who Like Themselves.



    With the candor, compassion, and expert advice that marked their bestseller What Smart Women Know, Carter and Sokol provide the essential insights all women need to know in order to forge healthy, committed relationships. Based on the simple but powerful notion that a lasting relationship means putting yourself first, that true love can only spring from self-love, Men Like Women Who Like Themselves is a trove of relationship wisdom for today's woman.

  • Wireless

    “Stross’s work offers a potent reminder of why short stories used to be the preferred delivery method for science fiction.” – The A.V. Club               

    This selection of speculative fiction runs the gamut—from “Palimpsest,” a decidedly nontraditional time-travel novella, to “Dawn on the Farm,” an adventure of hapless secret agent Bob Howard (star of the Laundry novels: The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue, and The Fuller Memorandum). Also included are “MAXOS,” a stunning example of the new flash-fiction form; his Locus Award-winning novella, “Missile Gap”; and “Unwirer,” a collaboration with Cory Doctorow. Rounding out the contents are “A Colder War,” “Rogue Farm,” “Trunk and Disorderly,” and “Snowball’s Chance,” four unique, genre-bending tales that could only come from the limitless imagination of one of the twenty-first century’s most daring visionaries, Charles Stross.

  • Littlest Pet Shop: Official Collector's Sticker Book (volume Two)

    How big is your Littlest Pet Shop?

    This follow-up to the OFFICIAL COLLECTOR'S STICKER BOOK (VOLUME ONE) features the second round of pets. Girls will love keeping track of which pets they've already collected by placing the stickers in the scrapbook-style book and recording each pet's name, date of adoption, talents, likes, and dislikes.

  • Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down?: Understanding Bipolar Disorder

    Violent mood swings...suicidal feelings...unpredictable behavior...

    Is your life a roller coaster of highs and lows? Do your moods vacillate between profound sadness and euphoria?

    If so, you may be suffering from bipolar disorder, a complex illness that involves the mood centers of the brain and affects as many as two million Americans. Since bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed as major depression, an accurate diagnosis is crucial to understanding and managing this often chronic condition. Now this sensitive, authoritative guide explains the challenging nature of bipolar disorder and how to get the right kind of treatment to minimize or prevent future episodes of this devastating illness. Find out:

    What causes bipolar disorder and who is at risk
    The symptoms of both manic and depressive episodes and their common triggers
    How to get the very specific kind of help you need and why early diagnosis is your best bet for successful treatment
    The latest facts on successfully managing bipolar disorder...why alternative therapies such as meditation and hypnotherapy can actually be dangerous to bipolar sufferers...plus news from the front lines of research

  • Persuader: A Jack Reacher Novel

    “Gripping and suspenseful . . . Child ratchets up the suspense to new heights.”—The Denver Post
     
    Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. And with a burning desire to right wrongs—and rewrite his own agonizing past. DEA Susan Duffy is living for the future, knowing that she has made a terrible mistake by putting one of her own female agents into a death trap within a heavily guarded Maine mansion.
     
    Staging a brilliant ruse, Reacher hurtles into the dark heart of a vast criminal enterprise. Trying to rescue an agent whose time is running out, Reacher enters a crime lord’s waterfront fortress. There he will find a world of secrecy and violence—and confront some unfinished business from his own past.
     
    Praise for Persuader
     
    “A page-turner . . . [Lee] Child’s tale drives hard and fast.”Los Angeles Times Book Review
     
    “Wickedly addictive . . . so fast-paced it makes the eyeballs spin.”Orlando Sentinel
     
    “A story that will sweep you along as fast as some of the riptides Reacher survives.”St. Petersburg Times

  • Inkheart

    From internationally acclaimed storyteller Cornelia Funke, this bestselling, magical epic is now out in paperback!

    One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART-- and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.
    This is INKHEART--a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.


  • Sexual Astrology: A Sign-by-Sign Guide to Your Sensual Stars

    The love you’ve been searching for is written in the stars

    Now you can discover the true happiness meant for you and you alone. This personal sign-by-sign guide shows you how to:

    • Chart Your Compatibility—Month-by-Month Matchmaking for Every Sign
    • Meet Your Mate—The Right Timing and Approach
    • Understand Your Own Needs and Desires
    • Please Your Partner—And Yourself
    • Fulfill Your Romantic Destiny

    Sun signs are fine, but love signs light the way to happiness. The stars show you the way to navigate the romantic zodiac, liberate your sensual self, and achieve lasting love.

  • The A-Z Guide to Healing Herbal Remedies: Over 100 Herbs and Common Ailments

    Herbalism Is a wonderful alternative medicine that can treat both symptoms and the underlying causes of disease. For hundreds of years, the Infusions and decoctions of roots, leaves, barks, and flowers of common plants have helped the body to heal itself.

  • Dune

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.

    Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.


    Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....

    When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. 

    A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

  • Passion

    She showed you the secrets of loving.  Now discover the secrets of living.

    Use the power of passion to live the life you've always wanted.

    Every day holds the promise to be wonderful. Every life has the potential to be great. Every person has the power to live each moment to the fullest. The secret is in living life with passion.

    In this wise and uplifting book, bestselling author and renowned relationships expert Barbara De Angelis shows you how to reclaim the passion within you--and how to use it to transform your career, your relationships, even the lives of those you love. Drawing on her years of experience helping men and women learn new ways of living and loving, Barbara De Angelis has written an inspirational classic, a book to touch the heart and nourish the soul. In it she shows you how to:

    Tap into your own source of passion
    Renew the fire of intimate relationships
    Break down the walls of indifference around your heart
    Attract a partner to truly share your passion--in and out of the bedroom
    Learn the secrets for developing true charisma
    Discover how to unleash your full potential
    Become fulfilled and excited by your daily life . . . at work, home, or in a lover's arms

  • Atlas of Hematology

    This revised edition of the illustrated reference work for laboratory haematologists has been updated to reflect the expansion of knowledge and techniques in this field. In particular, it includes a new chapter on lymphoma and additional illustrations. The book aims to cover the whole field of haematology and enables haematologists to match slides with illustrations and captions, so finding the diagnosis. With captions written by a haematologist and a pathologist, it is designed for daily use and to be an invaluable asset on the bench.

  • Red Dragon

    MEET HANNIBAL LECTER FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    In the realm of psychological suspense, Thomas Harris stands alone. Exploring both the nature of human evil and the nerve-racking anatomy of a forensic investigation, Harris unleashes a frightening vision of the dark side of our well-lighted world. In this extraordinary novel, which preceded The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, Harris introduced the unforgettable character Dr. Hannibal Lecter. And in it, Will Graham—the FBI man who hunted Lecter down—risks his sanity and his life to duel a killer called the...Red Dragon

  • Building Vocabulary With Familiar Songs: A Unique and Fun Way to Motivate Students to Play With Language and Enrich Their Vocabulary

    Introduce students to new words and their meanings using favorite childhood songs and rhymes. First, students sing or recite a familiar song or rhyme and discuss what it means. Then, they replace some of its words with synonyms. Students can learn 10 to 20 new vocabulary words per song or rhyme. A fun yet meaningful way to build vocabulary! For use with Grades 3–6.

  • Rent a Bridesmaid

    Tilly can't believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly's favourite daydream, she's wearing the most beautiful bridesmaid dress and walking down the aisle behind a bride. The one wedding she'd really love to attend is her own mum and dad's - but it seems like that's never going to happen. So Tilly decides to make her own dream come true, and puts a notice in the local shop, advertising her services as a bridesmaid. And to her amazement, she gets a reply . . .

    A fabulous, funny and moving story about finding family and friendship in all sorts of places, from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Katy.

  • Never Mind The Goldbergs

    The greatest Hollywood punk rock Orthodox Jewgirl story EVER TOLD!

    Don't think for a second that you know Hava or her place in the world. Yes, she's an Orthodox Jew. But that doesn't mean she can't rock out. And yes, she has opinions about everything around her. But her opinions about herself can be twice as harsh.
    Now Hava's just been asked to be the token Jew on a TV show about a Jewish family, trading one insular community for another. As in Tanuja Desai Hidier's BORN CONFUSED, there is soon a collision of both cultures and desires -- with one headstrong heroine caught in the middle.

  • Holes

    Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.

    Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

    It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

    Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud.

    "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times 

    WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD
    A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
    SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS 

  • A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Two

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson are not merely turning George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy A Game of Thrones into a graphic novel: They are meticulously translating one art form into another, and capturing the intricate nuances of Martin’s novels just as HBO is doing with the blockbuster series. The Abraham/Patterson collaboration is more than just a faithful adaptation. It is a labor of love—and a thrilling masterwork in its own right.

    Now, in the second volume, the sweeping action moves from the icy north, where the bastard Jon Snow seeks to carve out a place for himself among bitter outcasts and hardened criminals sworn to service upon the Wall . . . to the decadent south and the capital city of King’s Landing, where Jon’s father, Lord Eddard Stark, serves as the Hand of King Robert Baratheon amid a nest of courtly vipers . . . to the