Series: The Girl I Used to BeHardcoverApril Henry9781627793322$24.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18May 03, 2016
Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery NovelWhen Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?This title has Common Core connections.
Series: The Milk-Free KitchenLiving Well Without Dairy ProductsPaperbackBeth Kidder9780805018363$36.50COOKING Sep 15, 1991
Here is the only all-purpose, appetizers-to-candy cookbook for the millions of Americans who must avoid having milk and milk products in their diets. Included here are many easy-to-follow recipes for baked goods (which are usually laden with dairy products) for the lactose intolerant or milk-allergic sufferer who must either learn to bake milk-free or go without cakes, cookies, pies, muffins, biscuits, and puddings. The appendix also lists recipes for baked goods that are egg-free."Most people who deal with food intolerances day in and day out ... + Read More
Series: Sticker GirlSticker GirlHardcoverJanet Tashjian9781627793353$19.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Oct 11, 2016
Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Life soon takes an exciting turn when Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious talking cupcake; Nora, a karaoke-singing ladybug; and Lucinda, a very sleepy fairy. Will her new sticker friends help her overcome her shyness? Or will they get Martina in lots of trouble? Or both?! It’s tim... + Read More
Series: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet MysteriesH is for HomicideA Kinsey Millhone NovelFirst EditionHardcoverSue Grafton9780805010848$45.50FICTION May 15, 1991
His name was Parnell Perkins, and until shortly after midnight, he'd been a claims adjustor for California Fidelity. Then someone came along and put paid to that line of work. And to any other. Parnell Perkins had been shot at close range and left for dead in the parking lot outside California Fidelity's offices.To the cops, it looked like a robbery gone sour. To Kinsey Millhone, it looked like the cops were walking away from the case. She didn't like the idea that a colleague and sometime drinking companion had been murdered. Or the idea that ... + Read More
Series: Arab of the FutureThe Arab of the FutureA Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984: A Graphic MemoirPaperbackRiad Sattouf9781627793445$29.99COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 20, 2015
The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators—Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his fatherIn striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria--but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for t... + Read More
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?andPolar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?beginning readers:These beloved children's stories are now available in beginning reader format.With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. Now, with a 6" x 9" trim and a classic beginning reader layout, children will have a more "grown up" version to read by themselves.Complete with an introduction by master educator Laura Robb, and with fun reading activities added, the... + Read More
Series: Keep CalmA ThrillerHardcoverMike Binder9781627793476$52.00FICTION Feb 02, 2016
"Starts with a bang and never slows down--a very superior high-stakes thriller." --#1New York Times bestselling author Lee ChildWhen a bombing at 10 Downing Street wounds the Prime Minister and tests Great Britain's resolve, American ex-cop Adam Tatum must confront a conspiracy in the highest halls of powerFormer Michigan detective Adam Tatum receives an unexpected offer, a golden opportunity that seems almost too good to be true. He travels to 10 Downing Street to participate in a high-stakes conference. Immediately after his visit, a bomb d... + Read More
Series: Beyond the WallEssays from the OutsidePaperbackEdward Abbey9780805008203$21.99NATURE Apr 15, 1984
In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.
Series: Arab of the FutureThe Arab of the Future 2A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985: A Graphic MemoirPaperbackRiad Sattouf9781627793513$37.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Sep 20, 2016
The highly anticipated continuation of Riad Sattouf’s internationally acclaimed, #1 French bestseller, which was hailed byThe New York Times as “a disquieting yet essential read”InThe Arab of the Future: Volume 1, cartoonist Riad Sattouf tells of the first years of his childhood as his family shuttles back and forth between France and the Middle East. In Libya and Syria, young Riad is exposed to the dismal reality of a life where food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and his cousins, virulently anti-Semitic and convinced he is Jewish be... + Read More
Series: American Empire ProjectEmpire's WorkshopLatin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New ImperialismFirst EditionPaperbackGreg Grandin9780805083231$31.50HISTORY May 01, 2007
"Grandin has always been a brilliant historian; now he uses his detective skills in a book that is absolutely crucial to understanding our present."—Naomi Klein, author ofNo LogoThe British and Roman empires are often invoked as precedents to the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. But America's imperial identity was actually shaped much closer to home. In a brilliant excavation of long-obscured history,Empire's Workshop shows how Latin America has functioned as a proving ground for American strategies and tactics overseas. Histori... + Read More
Series: Bossy FlossyHardcoverPaulette Bogan9781627793582$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jul 19, 2016
Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She's bossy at home and she's bossy in school. She's bossy with her friends, and sometimes she's even bossy to her teacher! Well-meaning Flossy doesn't understand why no one will listen to her.Then Flossy meets Edward, a boy who is just as bossy as Flossy. But the collision of these two strong-willed forces has a surprising result: they learn how to be a friend.
America's favorite outdoor humorist is back with an outrageously fresh collection of stories. He introduces a variety of friends old and new, and takes readers to many exotic locales outdoors and indoors.
Series: If at Birth You Don't SucceedMy Adventures with Disaster and DestinyHardcoverZach Anner9781627793643$31.50BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 08, 2016
“Hilarious and inspiring, Anner has made a life filled with fans, love, and Internet fame—reminding us that disability is no match for dreams.”—People (Book of the Week)“Zach Anner is way more than an inspirational figure for anyone who has ever felt impossibly different: he’s also a great f**king writer.”—Lena DunhamComedian Zach Anner opens his frank and devilishly funny book,If at Birth You Don't Succeed, with an admission: he botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebra... + Read More
Series: How Race Is Lived in AmericaPulling Together, Pulling ApartFirst EditionPaperbackCorrespondents of The New York Times9780805070842$31.50SOCIAL SCIENCE May 01, 2002
Whether it's the merger of a white church with a black church in the South, the hip-hop dreams of a suburban white teenager, or the struggles of a biracial partnership in a high-tech start-up, race relations continue to permeate American lives. Powerful yet intimate, the stories in this volume present the real voices of America speaking out on the impact of race in their daily lives.The result of a virtually unprecedented commitment of talent and resources, theNew York Times landmark series "How Race Is Lived in America" captured the cultural l... + Read More
Series: Enter a Glossy WebHardcoverMcKenna Ruebush9781627793704$23.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 14Sep 27, 2016
Twelve-year-old George has no idea what to expect when she’s sent to stay with eccentric relatives following the disappearance of her brother. Soon after her arrival, she learns that Uncle Constantine has been kidnapped. George sets off to recover him and is joined by two orphaned boys along the way and Cavendish, a talking map. Together they visit magical worlds full of monsters, witches, and dragons as they attempt to find Constantine--the Timekeeper--a man of great significance. If he’s not rescued, events will cease to happen at their desig... + Read More
Series: Man for HimselfAn Inquiry Into the Psychology of EthicsPaperbackErich Fromm9780805014037$25.00PSYCHOLOGY Nov 15, 1990
InMan for Himself, Erich Fromm examines the confusion of modern women and men who, because they lack faith in any principle by which life ought to be guided, become the helpless prey forces both within and without. From the broad, interdisciplinary perspective that marks Fromm's distinguished oeuvre, he shows that psychology cannot divorce itself from the problems of philosophy and ethics, and that human nature cannot be understood without understanding the values and moral conflicts that confront us all. Heshows that an ethical system can be b... + Read More
The true story of a series of bold killings which took place in a shadowy American ex-pat community in Panama--a tale of greed, political history, and murderIn the remote Bocas del Toro, Panama, William Dathan Holbert, aka "Wild Bill," is awaiting trial for the murder of five fellow American ex-patriots. Holbert's first victims were the Brown family, who lived on a remote island in the area's Darklands. There, Holbert turned their home into the "Jolly Roger Social Club," using drink- and drug-fueled parties to get to know other ex-pats. The clu... + Read More
The new standard in fitness books, featuring hundreds of at-home stretches and exercises. At last, the first complete, fully illustrated compendium of stretching and exercises for every part of the body, backed by the experience and medical and scientific authority of the American Physical Therapy Association. Each exercise in the book has been prepared and reviewed by a special editorial board, chaired by Dr. Marilyn Moffat, president emeritus of the APTA, and widely considered to be the preeminent expert in the field.Broken down into three ma... + Read More
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2015NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR byTime Out,Bustle,The Atlantic,Electric Literature,Kobo,Kirkus and more..."Riveting... thrillerlike...drolly surreal...Ultimately,The Beautiful Bureaucrat succeeds because it isn't afraid to ask the deepest questions."The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice"A joyride..." -Karen RussellNAMED A MUST READ OF THE SUMMER by theChicago Tribune,Los Angeles Times,Bustle, The Huffington Post,Buzzfeed,HelloGiggles and more...A young wife's new job pits her against the unfeeling ma... + Read More
Series: The Sane SocietyPaperbackErich Fromm9780805014020$32.50PSYCHOLOGY Oct 15, 1990
The Sane Societyis a continuation and extension of the brilliant psychiatric concepts Erich Fromm first formulated inEscape from Freedom; it is also, in many ways, an answer to Freud'sCivilization and its Discontents. Fromm examines man's escape into overconformity and the danger of robotism in contemporary industrial society: modern humanity has, he maintains, been alienated from the world of their own creation. Here Fromm offers a complete and systematic exploration of his "humanistic psychoanalysis." In so doing, he counters the profound pes... + Read More
Series: The Cow Said MeowHardcoverJohn Himmelman9781627793780$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 7Nov 15, 2016
No one likes getting caught out in the rain! One drizzly day on the farm, a cow overhears a cat meowing to be let into the house. When the kind old lady inside opens the door, the cow gets an idea--one that spirals out of control!Minimal text and maximum hilarity make for a zany, fun-filled tale as we find out what happens when the cow saysmeow.
Series: MetroA Story of CairoFirst EditionPaperbackMagdy El Shafee9780805094886$35.25COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Jun 05, 2012
When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak's corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible without connections, and Shehab's uncle abroad wants nothing to do with his troubles. A powerful businessman offers assistance, but the next day Shehab sees him being stabbed in an alley—and the man's dying words suggest a conspiracy extending to the upper reaches of the regime.Angry and broke, Shehab enlists his friend Mustafa in a bank heist—and falls i... + Read More
In a spine-tingling new collection, the “unique”(NPR) and “wickedly funny” (New York Times) Helen Phillips offers an idiosyncratic series of “what-ifs” about our fragile human condition.Some Possible Solutions offers an idiosyncratic series of "What ifs": What if your perfect hermaphrodite match existed on another planet? What if you could suddenly see through everybody's skin to their organs? What if you knew the exact date of your death? What if your city was filled with doppelgangers of you? Forced to navigate these bizarre scenarios, Philli... + Read More
Series: 5001 Nights at the MoviesExpanded For The '90s With 800 New ReviewsPaperbackPauline Kael9780805013672$40.00PERFORMING ARTS May 15, 1991
The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviewsLook up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive.These brief, informative reviews, written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings---a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you'll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it.
Series: American Empire ProjectWho Rules the World?HardcoverNoam Chomsky9781627793810$42.00POLITICAL SCIENCE May 10, 2016
ANew York Times BestsellerThe world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rightsIn an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from th... + Read More
Series: The White CascadeThe Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest AvalancheFirst EditionPaperbackGary Krist9780805083293$29.00HISTORY Jan 22, 2008
"Krist does wonders . . . [He] describes the frantic rescue efforts . . . and the malevolent, unending storm. In a thrilling, climactic chapter, he conjures forth the avalanche."—The New York TimesIn February 1910, a monstrous, record-breaking blizzard hit the Northwest. Nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned. For days, an army of the Great Northe... + Read More
Series: Lucky StrikesHardcoverLouis Bayard9781627793902$23.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18Jul 05, 2016
With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister—and of the family gas station. Harley Blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. To keep him at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father—and fast. And so when a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she hold off the hounds till shecomes of age?
America’s “most gifted outdoor humorist” (Detroit Free Press) regales readers with this collection of gut-busting, man vs. nature tales originally published in such magazines asField & Stream andOutdoor Living.Patrick F. McManus’s hilarious and comic stories of camping and other nature-oriented activities reach ridiculous proportions inThe Night the Bear Ate Goombaw. From teaching his stepfather the methods of madness behind farm work through his best friend’s grandmother’s fear of bears, McManus reveals that human behavior is even wilder than ... + Read More
Series: Spring HareHardcoverEugene Yelchin9781627793926$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Jan 17, 2017
An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in this flight of fancy. He follows his friend ever higher, flying through fluffy white clouds, chasing a red airplane through a flock of geese, and soaring into space on a rocket ship, before catching a ride on a shooting star back down to earth—and into his friend’s waiting arms. With bright, kid-friendly collage, this is a beautiful and accessible celebration of Spring and the imagination!
Series: Writers on WritingCollected Essays from The New York TimesFirst EditionPaperbackJohn Darnton9780805070859$23.50LITERARY CRITICISM May 01, 2002
Now in paperback, today's most celebrated writers explore literature and the literary life in an inspirational collection of original essays.By turns poignant, hilarious, and practical,Writers on Writing brings together more than forty of contemporary literature's finest voices.Pieces range from reflections on the daily craft of writing to the intersection of art's and life's consequential moments. Authors discuss what impels them to write: creating a sense of control in a turbulent universe; bearing witness to events that would otherwise be lo... + Read More
Series: Hitler's Last DaysThe Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious DictatorHardcoverBill O'Reilly9781627793964$22.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 10 - 14Jun 09, 2015
By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history.Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of t... + Read More
Series: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet MysteriesJ is for JudgmentA Kinsey Millhone NovelFirst EditionHardcoverSue Grafton9780805019353$45.50FICTION May 15, 1993
The next in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series from bestselling author Sue Grafton."J" is for Jaffe: Wendell Jaffe, dead these past five years. Or so it seemed until his former insurance agent spotted him in the bar of a dusty little resort halfway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz."In truth, the facts about Wendell Jaffe had nothing to do with my family history, but murder is seldom tidy and no one ever said revelations operate in a straight line. It was my investigation into the dead man's past that triggered the inquiry into my own,... + Read More
Series: Never a Dull Moment1971 The Year That Rock ExplodedHardcoverDavid Hepworth9781627793995$42.00MUSIC Jun 07, 2016
**One of Amazon's Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks**A rollicking look at 1971, rock’s golden year, the year that saw the release of the indelible recordings of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Who, Rod Stewart, Carole King, the Rolling Stones, and others and produced more classics than any other year in rock historyThe Sixties ended a year late. On New Year’s Eve 1970 Paul McCartney instructed his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court in London that effectively ended the Beatles. You might say this was the last day of the pop era.... + Read More
Series: Barnyard RescueCows to the RescueFirst EditionHardcoverJohn Himmelman9780805092493$26.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Sep 13, 2011
It's the day of the county fair!Three-legged races, a "Smartest Pig" contest, the Ferris wheel—what could be more fun? But the Greenstalks' car won't start, so they'll need some help getting there. . . .Cows to the Rescueis the fabulous new book in John Himmelman's hilarious barnyard saga. It followsChickens to the RescueandPigs to the Rescue, bringing back the fun with brand new mishaps and brand moo—er, new—problem-solvers.
“Sharp, convincing.”—The New York Times Book ReviewAn unforgettable debut about a young woman's choice between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come to love.Charlotte, a gifted and superbly trained young musician, has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her promising career when she takes a babysitting job with the McLeans, a glamorous Upper East Side Manhattan family. At first, the nanny gig is just a way of tiding herself over until she has licked her wounds and figured out her next move as a composer in New York. B... + Read More
Series: The Thirtymile FireA Chronicle of Bravery and BetrayalFirst EditionPaperbackJohn N. Maclean9780805083309$23.50NATURE May 27, 2008
"Pitilessly compelling, the sort of saga devoured in one horrified sitting."—National Geographic AdventureThe Thirtymile Fire in the North Cascade Range near the Canadian border of Washington began as a simple mop-up operation; in a few hours, a series of catastrophic errors led to the entrapment and deaths of four members of the fire crew—two teenage girls and two young men. Each had brought order and meaning to their lives by joining the firefighting world. Then the very flames they pursued turned on them, extinguishing their lives.Weaving to... + Read More
Series: The ExtinctsHardcoverVeronica Cossanteli9781627794039$19.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Feb 09, 2016
George is looking for a job in order to raise money for a new bike, so when he sees a help wanted ad for Wormestall Farm, he goes for it. Before long, he's embroiled in a madcap adventure involving creatures both (supposedly) extinct and (previously thought to be) mythological, a new friend (agirl!), and a maniacal taxidermist who wants the animals of Wormestall Farm in her own private collection . . . stuffed, of course.
Series: To Hell and BackThe Classic Memoir of World War II by America's Most Decorated SoldierPaperbackAudie Murphy9780805070866$23.50BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 01, 2002
The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II, back in print in a trade paperbackOriginally published in 1949,To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then.Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because he was too short, Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry. He fought through cam... + Read More
Series: HedgehugsHedgehugsHardcoverSteve Wilson9781627794046$19.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Dec 15, 2015
Horace and Hattie are hedgehogs, and the very best of friends. Together, they make daisy chains, splash in puddles, and have tea parties. But there is one thing they can't do—hug! They are just too spiky. Throughout the seasons, these two hedgehogs will try many different ways of hugging. But will Horace and Hattie find a hug that feels just right?
Series: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet MysteriesK is for KillerA Kinsey Millhone NovelFirst EditionHardcoverSue Grafton9780805019360$38.00FICTION May 15, 1994
Lorna Kepler was beautiful and willful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. Maybe that's what killed her.Her death had raised a host of tough questions. The cops suspected homicide, but they could find neither motive nor suspect. Even the means were mysterious: Lorna's body was so badly decomposed when it was discovered that they couldn't be certain she hadn't died of natural causes. In the way of overworked cops everywhere, the case was gradually shifted to the back burner and became another unsolved file.Only Lorna's mother kept... + Read More
Series: Dawn of the New EverythingEncounters with Reality and Virtual RealityFirst EditionHardcoverJaron Lanier9781627794091$39.00COMPUTERS Nov 21, 2017
Named one of the best books of 2017 byThe Economist, The Wall Street Journal,&VoxThe father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technologyBridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility.Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term “vir... + Read More
A remarkable history of thetwo-centuries-old relationshipbetween the United States andChina, from the RevolutionaryWar to the present dayFrom the clipper ships that ventured to Canton hauling cargos of American ginseng to swap Chinese tea, to the US warships facing off against China's growing navy in the South China Sea, from the Yankee missionaries who brought Christianity and education to China, to the Chinese who built the American West, the United States and China have always been dramatically intertwined. For more than two centuries, Ameri... + Read More
Series: Pablo in the SnowHardcoverTeri Sloat9781627794121$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Jan 10, 2017
What is soft, fluffy, and white? Pablo’s wool, of course. But this little lamb soon discovers that there’s something else as well: SNOW! From making trails to sledding with friends, having snowball fights and crafting snowmen, there’s tons of fun to be had in the snow. But winter days grow dark very fast, and Pablo finds himself lost on his way home. Not to worry—Mama and Papa help Pablo get back to the cozy barn so he can talk about his adventures.A Christy Ottaviano Book
Series: The Trouble with DiversityHow We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore InequalityFirst EditionPaperbackWalter Benn Michaels9780805083316$19.50SOCIAL SCIENCE Jul 24, 2007
"A withering examination of how the celebration of cultural and ethnic difference obscures our yawning economic divide . . . This is a refreshing, angry, and important book." —The Atlantic MonthlyAcclaimed as "eloquent" (Chicago Tribune), "cogent" (The New Yorker), and "impossible to disagree with" (The Washington Post); excoriated as a "wildly implausible" product of "the ‘shock and awe' school of political argument" (Slate),The Trouble with Diversity argues that our enthusiastic celebration of "difference" masks our neglect of the differenc... + Read More
Series: HedgehugsHedgehugsBoard bookSteve Wilson9781627794138$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Dec 15, 2015
Horace and Hattie are hedgehogs, and the very best of friends. Together, they make daisy chains, splash in puddles, and have tea parties. But there is one thing they can't do—hug! They are just too spiky. Throughout the seasons, these two hedgehogs will try many different ways of hugging. But will Horace and Hattie find a hug that feels just right?
Series: Why People Believe Weird ThingsPseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our TimeRevised and ExpandedPaperbackMichael Shermer9780805070897$27.99SCIENCE Sep 01, 2002
Revised and Expanded Edition.In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print,Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing. In an entirely new chapter, "WhySmart People Believe in Weird Things," Micha... + Read More
In this sequel toHedgehugs, Horace and Hattie return for another sweet story of friendship.It's spring! And everything is colorful—rainbows in the sky and flowers blossoming on trees. When Horace and Hattie Hedgehog see a caterpillar become a butterfly and take flight, they decide to try a transformation of their own. When these two best friends put their minds to solving a problem, nothing can stand in their way!
Series: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet MysteriesL is for LawlessA Kinsey Millhone NovelFirst EditionHardcoverSue Grafton9780805019377$45.50FICTION Sep 15, 1995
Get ready for one of Kinsey Millhone's "wildest adventures yet" (San Francisco Examiner) from #1New York Times bestselling author Sue GraftonKinsey's skills are about to be sorely tested. She is about to meet her duplicitous match in a couple of world-class prevaricators who quite literally take her for the ride of her life."L" Is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives. Call it the return of Kinsey as bad girl-- quick-witte... + Read More
As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows--autumn is on its way!Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.
Squirrels wrestle.Squirrels leap.Squirrels climb.Squirrels sleep.If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see? Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying! Acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre's lyrical text, paired with Steve Jenkins's stunning art, offers a glimpse into this fascinating world.Discover different kinds of squirrels as the scamper, eat, and—finally—sleep.
Series: The Senator Next DoorA Memoir from the HeartlandHardcoverAmy Klobuchar9781627794176$34.50BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 25, 2015
One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracyMinnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington's gridlock--with honesty, humor and pluck. Now, inThe Senator Next Door, she chronicles her remarkable heartland journey, from her immigrant grandparents to her middle-class suburban upbringing to her rise in American politics.After being ... + Read More
Series: I Am ScoutThe Biography of Harper LeeFirst EditionHardcoverCharles J. Shields9780805083347$22.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Apr 01, 2008
To Kill a Mockingbirdis one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that made her a household name. Lee's life is as rich as her fiction, from her girlhood as a rebellious tomboy to her days at the University of Alabama and early years as a struggling writer in New York City.... + Read More
Series: Accidental PiratesThe Voyage to Magical NorthHardcoverClaire Fayers9781627794206$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Jul 05, 2016
Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past--if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent the past years keeping house for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter.When Brine and Peter get themselves into a load of trouble and flee, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship theOnion. Before you can say "pieces of eight," they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place... + Read More
Series: Nobody Left to HateTeaching Compassion after ColumbinePaperbackElliot Aronson9780805070996$21.99PSYCHOLOGY Jul 01, 2001
On April 20, 1999, the halls of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, reverberated with the sound of gunshots as two students, highly armed and consumed with rage, killed thirteen students and seriously injured twenty-three before turning the guns on themselves. It was the worst school massacre in out nation's history. Can we prevent a tragedy like this from happening again?In Elliot Aronson'sNobody Left to Hate, on of our nation's leading social psychologists argues that the negative atmosphere in our schools--the exclusion, taunting... + Read More
Series: Accidental PiratesThe Journey to Dragon IslandHardcoverClaire Fayers9781627794213$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12May 16, 2017
In this sequel toThe Voyage to Magical North, Brine, Peter, Cassie and crew return for another swashbuckling adventure on the high seas.Reaching the edge of the world can't stop the crew of theOnion! It's westward ho in search of dragons, no matter the obstacles. And there are obstacles. Flesh-eating vines, violent locals, and mischievous magi—not to mention Marfak West's ghost—meet the pirates when they land on the Western Island, where a volcano threatens to end them all. Together, Brine and Peter might just be able to save the crew, the isla... + Read More
Series: Selling Your ServicesProven Strategies For Getting Clients To Hire You (Or Your Firm)PaperbackRobert W. Bly9780805020410$26.50BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Jun 15, 1992
If you sell any kind of service, whether professional, personal, or technical, this book will give you the information you need to bring in large numbers of sales at the fees you want.
Series: I Will Send RainA NovelHardcoverRae Meadows9781627794268$37.00FICTION Aug 09, 2016
A luminous, tenderly rendered novel of a woman fighting for her family's survival in the early years of the Dust Bowl; from the acclaimed and award-winning Rae Meadows.Annie Bell can't escape the dust. It's in her hair, covering the windowsills, coating the animals in the barn, in the corners of her children's dry, cracked lips. It's 1934 and the Bell farm in Mulehead, Oklahoma is struggling as the earliest storms of The Dust Bowl descend. All around them the wheat harvests are drying out and people are packing up their belongings as storms lay... + Read More
Series: Ruby Red TrilogyRuby RedFirst EditionHardcoverKerstin Gier9780805092523$21.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18May 10, 2011
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon—the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more... + Read More
Series: HolacracyThe New Management System for a Rapidly Changing WorldHardcoverBrian J. Robertson9781627794282$29.99BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Jun 02, 2015
Holacracy is a revolutionary management system that redefines management and turns everyone into a leader.Holacracy distributes authority and decision-making throughout an organization, and defines people not by hierarchy and titles, but by roles. Holacracy creates organizations that are fast, agile, and that succeed by pursuing their purpose, not following a dated and artificial plan.This isn't anarchy – it's quite the opposite. When you start to follow Holacracy, you learn to create new structures and ways of making decisions that empower the... + Read More
Series: Waiting 'Til the Midnight HourA Narrative History of Black Power in AmericaFirst EditionPaperbackPeniel E. Joseph9780805083354$22.99HISTORY Jul 10, 2007
"Once in a while a book comes along that projects the spirit of an era; this is one of them . . . Vibrant and expressive . . . A well-researched and well-written work." —The Philadelphia InquirerWith the rallying cry of "Black Power!" in 1966, a group of black activists, including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P. Newton, turned their backs on Martin Luther King's pacifism and, building on Malcolm X's legacy, pioneered a radical new approach to the fight for equality. Drawing on original archival research and more than sixty original oral historie... + Read More