Series: Chronicles of PrydainThe Castle of LlyrThe Chronicles of Prydain, Book 3 (50th Anniversary Edition)HardcoverLloyd Alexander9781627794305$36.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Nov 15, 2016
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classicThe Castle of Llyr, the third book in the Chronicles of Prydain. Whether readers are already familiar with the series or new to it, they won't be able to resist this beautiful special edition filled with bonus material and a new introduction by Origami Yoda author Tom Angleberger.Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran and her beloved home, but she must go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady. Eilonwy soon face... + Read More
Perhaps the most important aspect of the therapeutic process is the relationship between therapist and client. For years, two major schools of thought have strongly disagreed about what the nature of that relationship should be. The humanists emphasized warmth and empathy. The psychoanalysts kept a neutral, cool distance. Recently, however, the beginnings of a reconciliation between these traditions have opened new possibilities for the way therapists relate to clients.InBetween Therapist and Client, Michael Kahn shows why this new consensus is... + Read More
Series: Hand in HandHardcoverRosemary Wells9781627794343$24.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 6Sep 06, 2016
Be my teacher from day one.Be my sky, my moon, my sun.The bond a parent and child share is special. In this sweet and heartfelt picture book, renowned author-illustrator Rosemary Wells celebrates all that parents do with and for their children from the very beginning: talking and walking, feeding and reading, playing and dreaming, and more. Spectacular art and a powerful message make this a perfect gift.
Bestsellers by America's favorite humorist:-A Fine And Pleasant MiseryThey Shoot Canoes, Don't They?Never Sniff A Gift FishThe Grasshopper TrapRubber Legs And White Tail-hairsThe Night The Bear Ate GoombawWhatchagot Stew (with Patricia "The Troll" McManus Gass)Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!The Good Samaritan Strikes AgainHow I Got This WayThese titles are available from Henry Hold and Company.
Series: The Complete Alicewith the Original Illustrations by Sir John Tenniel in Full ColourHardcoverLewis Carroll9781627794350$70.00JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 14Sep 15, 2015
There are many editions ofAlice's Adventures in Wonderland, but none to rivalThe Complete Alice, a gorgeous new gift book celebrating one hundred and fifty years of Alice.In 1865, Macmillan published the first edition of Lewis Carroll'sAlice's Adventures in Wonderland, widely acknowledged as one of the most influential children's books of all time. Its equally famous sequel,Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.The Complete Alicebrings together Lewis Carroll's two extraordinary stories in a single glorious ... + Read More
Series: Fall BallHardcoverPeter McCarty9780805092530$18.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Sep 03, 2013
Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors, and crisp air make the perfect setting for a game of football with Sparky the dog.The kids are surprised by how quickly it gets dark, and even more surprised when it begins to snow. But there's no need to worry—the chilly nights ahead will mean watching football on the couch with family, tucked under a cozy blanket.
Series: Digger ManBoard bookAndrea Zimmerman9781627794442$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Jan 12, 2016
A picture book for the very young that celebrates a child's excitement for construction vehicles"Honk the horn!Flash the lights!Scoop the rocks!Push the mud!"A little boy imagines driving a great big digger-scooping and pushing mud to make a playground for his baby brother.Children are fascinated with bulldozers, backhoes, payloaders-diggers of all shapes and sizes. In this playful picture book, simple alliterative language and bold, colorful images capture a child's love of building and creating.
Series: Brown Bear and FriendsBaby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?Illus. by Eric CarleFirst EditionHardcoverBill Martin Jr.9780805083361$24.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Aug 21, 2007
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?is the final collaboration from this bestselling author-illustrator team. Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear's quest to find Mama, and they'll revel in identifying each of the native North American animals that appear along the way. The central focus on the special bond between mother and child makes a fitting finale to a beloved series.These groundbreaking picture books have been teaching children to read for over forty years, and their consistently strong sales prove their staying power and continued appl... + Read More
Series: Kissinger's ShadowThe Long Reach of America's Most Controversial StatesmanFirst EditionHardcoverGreg Grandin9781627794497$32.50BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 25, 2015
A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stanceIn his fascinating new bookKissinger's Shadow, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin argues that to understand the crisis of contemporary America—its never-ending wars abroad and political polarization at home—we have to understand Henry Kissinger.Examining Kissinger's own writings, as well as a wealth of newly declassified documents, Grandin reveals how Richard Nixon's top foreign p... + Read More
Series: Honk, Honk, Goose!Canada Geese Start a FamilyFirst EditionHardcoverApril Pulley Sayre9780805071030$18.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Apr 14, 2009
Apair of Canada geese is starting a family. The female builds a nest, lays her eggs, and keeps the chicks warm until they're ready to hatch. Her mate protects their nesting site. Soon they will have six wobbly-legged chicks.Through the waiting, the hatching, the first stroll, and the first swim, the father goose stands guard over his family, always ready to chase away danger with a loudHonk!
Series: We're in the wrong book!HardcoverRichard Byrne9781627794510$19.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Sep 29, 2015
When a potato sack race goes awry, Bella and Ben find themselves bumped from their familiar page into uncharted territory. It's a brave new world of lollipops and sphinxes—and Bella and Ben are on one page-turning adventure. How will they find their way back into their very own book?
Series: John MarshallDefiner of a NationPaperbackJean Edward Smith9780805055108$38.99BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 15, 1998
A New York Times Notable Book of 1996It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as theWall Street Journalnoted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed."Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith has drawn an elegant portrait o... + Read More
Series: Daddies Are AwesomeHardcoverMeredith Costain9781627794527$23.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8May 17, 2016
Daddies are awesome! They're warm and delicious.They tickle and hug you and shower you with kisses.Loving and thoughtful, playful and daring, cuddly and caring--daddies are awesome. This gentle rhyming text celebrates the special bond between father and child. Adorable doggy daddy and pup illustrations make this perfect for sharing!
Series: Frog SongFirst EditionHardcoverBrenda Z. Guiberson9780805092547$19.99 Age (years) from 4 - 8Feb 05, 2013
Since the time of the dinosaurs, frogs have added their birrups and bellows to the music of the earth. Frogs are astonishing in their variety and crucial to ecosystems. Onomatopoeic text and stunning illustrations introduce young readers to these fascinating and important creatures, from Chile to Nepal to Australia, inFrog Songby Brenda Z. Guiberson.An NPR Best Book of 2013
A spellbinding debut about half sisters, one black and one white, on a 1950s road trip through the American SouthSelf-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother’s laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for “colored music” and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father’s inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what’s rightly theirs. In an old junk car, with... + Read More
Series: Book by BookNotes on Reading and LifeFirst EditionPaperbackMichael Dirda9780805083385$21.99LITERARY CRITICISM May 01, 2007
"As warm and stimulating as a library to which one returns again and again."—Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice)While books contain insights into our selves and the world, it takes a conversation—between the author and the reader, or between two readers—to bring them fully to life. Drawing on sources as diverse as Dr. Seuss and Simone Weil, P. G. Wodehouse and Isaiah Berlin, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Michael Dirda shows how the wit, wisdom, and enchantment of the written word informs and enriches nearly every aspect of life, from education an... + Read More
Book 2 in the Marty Frye young chapter book mystery series by bestselling author-illustrator team Janet Tashjian and Laurie Keller!In this new collection of mysteries from bestselling author-illustrator team Janet Tashjian and Laurie Keller, everyone’s favorite poet detective is back in action. When the school nurse’s equipment is stolen, Marty tracks it down. When special candy disappears from the store, Marty finds the culprit. And most importantly, when a friend's poodle goes missing, Marty comes to the rescue. But can he still manage to mak... + Read More
Series: RosaFirst EditionHardcoverNikki Giovanni9780805071061$24.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Oct 01, 2005
She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No."An inspiring account of an event that shaped American historyFifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture- book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action an... + Read More
A heartfelt, vital collection; the debut of an exciting new talent already hailed as one of George Saunders' "favorite young American writers"In Patrick Dacey's stunning debut, we meet longtime neighbors and friends--citizens of working-class Wequaquet--right when the ground beneath their feet has shifted in ways they don't yet understand. Here, after more than a decade of boom and bust, love and pride are closely twinned and dangerously deployed: a lonely woman attacks a memorial to a neighbor's veteran son; a dissatisfied housewife goes ... + Read More
Series: The Best-Loved DollPaperbackRebecca Caudill9780805054675$13.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8Oct 15, 1997
Newbery and Caldecott Honor-winning children’s author Rebecca Caudill tells the timeless and charming story of the special relationship between a girl and her doll inThe Best-Loved Doll, featuring illustrations by Elliott Gilbert.Betsy receives an invitation to a party requiring her to bring a guest—one of her dolls—for a chance to win a prize or two in several “best of” categories.But while many of her dolls are prettier to look at, wear fancier clothes, and are capable of doing things, Betsy cherishes Jennifer most of all. Her hair may be a b... + Read More
Series: The Outer CapeA NovelHardcoverPatrick Dacey9781627794671$38.00FICTION Jun 27, 2017
“The Outer Capeis a wonderful book from a remarkably talented author...” —NPR.orgAn Amazon Editor's PickRobert and Irene Kelly were a golden couple of the late ‘70s—she an artist, he a businessman, each possessed by dynamism and vibrancy. But with two young boys to care for, Irene finds herself confined by the very things she’d dreamed of having. And Robert, pressured by Irene’s demands and haunted by the possibility of failure, risks the family business to pursue a fail-safe real estate opportunity.Twenty years later, their now-grown sons, Nat... + Read More
Series: Finding Mr. BrightsideFirst EditionHardcoverJay Clark9780805092578$19.50YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 14 - 18Mar 24, 2015
Abram and Juliette know each other. They've lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don't really know each other—at least, not until Juliette's mom and Abram's dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don't speak.Fast-forward to the neighborhood pharmacy, a year later. Abram decides to say hello. Then he decides to invite Juliette to Taco Bell.To her surprise as well as his, she agrees. And the real love story begins.
Series: Words on the MoveWhy English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally)HardcoverJohn McWhorter9781627794718$39.00LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES Sep 06, 2016
A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight itLanguage is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use ofliterally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people useLOL andlike, or business jargon likeWhat’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the l... + Read More
Series: Emotions Revealed, Second EditionRecognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional LifeSecond EditionPaperbackPaul Ekman Ph.D.9780805083392$24.99PSYCHOLOGY Mar 20, 2007
"A tour de force. If you read this book, you'll never look at other people in quite the same way again."—Malcolm GladwellRenowned psychologist Paul Ekman explains the roots of our emotions—anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and happiness—and shows how they cascade across our faces, providing clear signals to those who can identify the clues. As featured in Malcolm Gladwell's bestsellerBlink, Ekman's Facial Action Coding System offers intense training in recognizing feelings in spouses, children, colleagues, even strangers on the street.InEmotions R... + Read More
Series: Some Rise by SinA NovelHardcoverPhilip Caputo9781627794749$39.00FICTION May 09, 2017
New York Times bestselling author Philip Caputo tells the story of a Franciscan priest struggling to walk a moral path through the shifting and fatal realities of an isolated Mexican villageThe Mexican village of San Patricio is being menaced by a bizarre, cultish drug cartel infamous for its brutality. As the townspeople try to defend themselves by forming a vigilante group, the Mexican army and police have their own ways of fighting back. Into this volatile mix of forces for good and evil (and sometimes both) steps an unlikely broker for peac... + Read More
A powerful look at the effects of one girl's suicide on her high school"I can feelThe whispering of the hallway wallsGrowing louder as the groups gather.Each clique adding to its morning input."Did you hear?""Who told you?""Do you think it's really true?"New at this school,I stand alone.Watching . . ."Brutally honest and authentic in tone, this collection of voices centers on the suicide of high school freshman Anna Gonzales. Each piece, read alone, portrays a classmate's or teacher's personal reaction to the loss, taken hard by some, by others... + Read More
Series: What Is Baby Gorilla Doing?Board bookChristena Nippert-Eng9781627794794$11.50JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 2 - 6Jun 13, 2017
Baby gorilla plays, looks, sits, smells, tastes, climbs, claps, smiles, and sleeps—just like the young readers of this book. Beautiful photographs capture an adorable baby gorilla in action. A gentle bedtime ending rounds out this action-word concept book.
What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?Lots of noise!Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend tobe the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classicBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their bes... + Read More
Series: FlashfallFlashfallHardcoverJenny Moyer9781627794817$24.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 18Nov 15, 2016
Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew abo... + Read More
Series: Wonder of WondersA Cultural History of Fiddler on the RoofFirst EditionHardcoverAlisa Solomon9780805092608$37.00PERFORMING ARTS Oct 22, 2013
A sparkling and eye-opening history of the Broadway musical that changed the worldIn the half-century since its premiere,Fiddler on the Roof has had an astonishing global impact. Beloved by audiences the world over, performed from rural high schools to grand state theaters,Fiddler is a supremely potent cultural landmark.In a history as captivating as its subject, award-winning drama critic Alisa Solomon traces how and why the story of Tevye the milkman, the creation of the great Yiddish writer Sholem-Aleichem, was reborn as blockbuster entertai... + Read More
Series: The Song PoetA Memoir of My FatherHardcoverKao Kalia Yang9781627794947$38.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 10, 2016
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AND THE MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDIn the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses. He keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes.Following her award-winning memoirThe Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father, Bee Yang, the song poet—a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by America’s Secret War. Bee sings the life ... + Read More
Series: American PresidentsAbraham LincolnThe American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865HardcoverGeorge S. McGovern9780805083453$46.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Dec 23, 2008
America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil WarAbraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has be... + Read More
Hello!Â¡Hola! Some people speak Spanish. Some people speak English. Although we may not speak the same language, some things, like friendship, are universal!Follow two young giraffes as they meet, celebrate, and become friends. This bilingual tale will have readers eager to meet new friends andamigos.
Series: The Lady Tasting TeaHow Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth CenturyPaperbackDavid Salsburg9780805071344$28.99MATHEMATICS May 01, 2002
An insightful, revealing history of the magical mathematics that transformed our world.At a summer tea party in Cambridge, England, a guest states that tea poured into milk tastes different from milk poured into tea. Her notion is shouted down by the scientific minds of the group. But one man, Ronald Fisher, proposes to scientifically test the hypothesis. There is no better person to conduct such an experiment, for Fisher is a pioneer in the field of statistics.The Lady Tasting Tea spotlights not only Fisher's theories but also the revolutionar... + Read More
Series: The Most Wanted Man in ChinaMy Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the StateHardcoverFang Lizhi9781627794992$36.99BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 09, 2016
The long-awaited memoir by Fang Lizhi, the celebrated physicist whose clashes with the Chinese regime helped inspire the Tiananmen Square protestsFang Lizhi was one of the most prominent scientists of the People's Republic of China; he worked on the country's first nuclear program and later became one of the world's leading astrophysicists. His devotion to science and the pursuit of truth led him to question the authority of the Communist regime. That got him in trouble. In 1957, after advocating reforms in the Communist Party, Fang -- just twe... + Read More
Series: The Dalai Lamawith a Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai LamaHardcoverDemi9780805054439$28.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 10Mar 15, 1998
Included is a foreword written by The Dalai Lama.When the thirteenth Dalai Lama died in 1933, the highest holy men in Tibet searched throughout the land for his successor. They were spiritually guided to the humble dwelling of a loving family high in the Himalayas. When the search party greeted the youngest son, the child told them, "Now I am going home!" At last the fourteenth Dalai Lama had been found, and at the age of two, the young boy was taken to the capital city, Lhasa, where he began his training to become the spiritual leader of Tibet... + Read More
Series: CloudetteBoard bookTom Lichtenheld9781627795012$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 7Apr 12, 2016
Sometimes being small can have its advantages. If you're a little cloud like Cloudette, people call you cute nicknames, and you can always find a good spot to watch the fireworks. But what about when you want to do something big, like help a giant garden grow, or make a brook babble?This charming book gets at the heart of what it means to make a difference no matter your size. Young children will find much to relate to inCloudette as they follow her on her pursuit for greatness.
Series: The Night She DisappearedFirst EditionHardcoverApril Henry9780805092622$21.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18Mar 13, 2012
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead—and to find her before she is.This title has Common Core conn... + Read More
Series: SingBoard bookJoe Raposo9781627795029$10.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Mar 01, 2016
"Sing! Sing a song. Sing out loud, sing out strong."So begins a song first made popular onSesame Street, then interpreted by singers of every style, from Gloria Estefan to the Dixie Chicks to R.E.M., as well as famous personalities such as Conan O'Brien, Katie Couric, Nathan Lane, and Liam Neeson.Now, bestselling children's book illustrator Tom Lichtenheld has put a visual story to this timeless and universal song that celebrates perseverance, self-expression, and the power of music to help each of us find our voice.
Series: Brown Bear and FriendsOso panda, oso panda, que ves ahi?Spanish Language EditionHardcoverBill Martin Jr.9780805083484$26.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Apr 01, 2008
Series: Fire Engine ManBoard bookAndrea Zimmerman9781627795036$11.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Nov 22, 2016
Calling all preschoolers! Grab a hose and ladder—it's time to put out fires!Alarm rings. Lights flash. Sirens sound—FIRE!Here comes the fire engine man. Dressed from head to toe in special gear, he drives his trusty fire truck to the scene and puts the fire out. It's all in a day's work for this brave firefighter.Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this action-packed picture book celebrates a child's world of adventure.
Series: The Myth of MonogamyFidelity and Infidelity in Animals and PeoplePaperbackDavid P. Barash9780805071368$28.50SCIENCE May 01, 2002
Applying new research to sex in the animal world, esteemed scientists David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton dispel the notion that monogamy comes naturally. In fact, asThe Myth of Monogamy reveals, biologists have discovered that for nearly every species, cheating is the rule -- for both sexes.Reviewing findings from the same DNA fingerprinting science employed in the courtroom, Barash and Lipton take readers from chickadee nests to chimpanzee packs to explain why animals cheat. (Some prostitute themselves for food or protection, while others s... + Read More
Series: Train ManBoard bookAndrea Zimmerman9781627795043$12.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Jan 31, 2017
Now in board book! A young boy pretends to drive a train and takes his little brother along for an adventure in the mountains.There are bridges to cross, tunnels to travel through, and mountains to climb so kids can hop on board before the whistle blows.Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this spot-on board book celebrates a child's world of adventure and love of transportation vehicles.A Christy Ottaviano Book
This comprehensive collection of Native American folklore draws on a unique oral tradition, illuminating for students the very roots of Native American culture. Gathered from numerous tribes—Seneca, Hopi, Navaho, Creek, Cheyenne, Cherokee, and Blackfoot—these thirty-six stories, passed down through generations, are narrated by Dee Brown as they might be told around a campfire today. Updated for the modern reader, these tales capture the true spirit and flavor of Native American Mythology.With a new preface written by the author especially for t... + Read More
The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic seriesLegends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we knowHow did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bul... + Read More
Series: Ninety Percent of EverythingInside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your PlateFirst EditionHardcoverRose George9780805092639$32.00SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 13, 2013
Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilizationOn ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work.Freight shipping has been no less revolutionary than the printing press or the Internet, yet it... + Read More
A juicy, sprawling comedy of manners about a group of thirtysomethings navigating friendship, love, and their fledgling careers among Houston’s high-powered, oil-money eliteThirty-year-old Vivienne Cally is wealthy in name only. Orphaned as a child and raised by a cold but regal aunt,Vivienne was taught to rely on her beauty and Texas tradition, and is expected to marry a wealthy and respectable man who will honor the Cally name. Friends with Houston's richest and most prominent families, she's a beloved fixture at the social events big and sma... + Read More
Series: American PresidentsJohn F. KennedyThe American Presidents Series: The 35th President, 1961-1963First EditionHardcoverAlan Brinkley9780805083491$46.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 08, 2012
The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at homeJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961—the youngest man ever elected to the office—and he personified what he called the "New Frontier" as the United States entered the 1960s.But as Alan Brinkley shows in this incisive and lively assessment, the reality of Kennedy's ac... + Read More
Series: Dig Dig Digging ABCHardcoverMargaret Mayo9781627795166$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Aug 22, 2017
Race through the alphabet in this action-packed A to Z of things that go.From ambulances and diggers to yachts and zooming rockets,Dig Dig Digging ABC is a bright and busy book packed with all the vehicles that children love!
Series: The EvolutionistsThe Struggle for Darwin's SoulPaperbackRichard Morris9780805071375$24.99SCIENCE May 01, 2002
Introduced in 1859, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution generated hot debate and controversy. Today nearly all reputable scientists agree: evolution did happen and natural selection was its main driving force. Yet a century and a half after Darwin, the theory of evolution is still being fought over with a ferocity that has rarely been equaled in the annals of science. What are scientists arguing about? And why are their exchanges sometimes so bitter?InThe Evolutionists, Richard Morris vividly portrays the controversies that rage today in the f... + Read More
Series: Wolf on a StringA NovelHardcoverBenjamin Black9781627795173$39.00FICTION Jun 06, 2017
Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary powerChristian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf’s great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold m... + Read More
Series: 213 ValentinesPaperbackBarbara Cohen9780805026276$15.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8Mar 15, 1993
Wade has trouble adjusting when he is transferred to a special fourth grade class for the gifted and talented, so he plans to send himself 213 valentines signed by celebrities.
Series: In the Country We LoveMy Family DividedHardcoverDiane Guerrero9781627795272$36.50BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 03, 2016
The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virginpresents her personal storyof the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahitOrange is the New Black andJane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting car... + Read More
Series: ScarcityWhy Having Too Little Means So MuchHardcoverSendhil Mullainathan9780805092646$32.00BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Sep 03, 2013
A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity—and our flawed responses to it—shapes our lives, our society, and our cultureWhy do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that they are all examples of a mind-set produced by scarcity.Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafi... + Read More
Series: My WorldA Book of First WordsHardcoverFrann Preston-Gannon9781627795302$23.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 6Feb 28, 2017
A beautiful and entertaining visual catalog for toddlers—including things that go, cute fruits and veggies, undersea creatures, and more!There's no end to the fun in finding and naming each object in these chockablock spreads! Beautiful birds, adorable mommy and baby animals, colorful clothing, musical instruments, and more fill each page, with objects labeled and grouped by theme. A fun, gorgeous visual dictionary for the very youngest of readers.
Series: DisasterHurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland SecurityFirst EditionPaperbackChristopher Cooper9780805086508$26.99HISTORY May 29, 2007
"[A] tightly crafted, very readable book . . . the best in-depth contemporary analysis we are going to get."—Stephen Flynn, The Washington PostWhen Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on August 29, 2005, federal and state officials were not prepared for the devastation it would bring. In this searing indictment of what went wrong, Christopher Cooper and Robert Block take readers inside FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to reveal the inexcusable mismanagement during the crisis—the bad decisions that were made, the facts that were ignored,... + Read More
Series: We Believe YouSurvivors of Campus Sexual Violence Speak OutPaperbackAnnie E. Clark9781627795333$24.00SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 12, 2016
"Me too. It happened to me too."More than one in five women and 5 percent of men are sexually assaulted while at college. Some survivors are coming forward; others are not. InWe Believe You, students from every kind of college and university—large and small, public and private, highly selective and less so—share experiences of trauma, healing, and everyday activism, representing a diversity of races, economic and family backgrounds, gender identities, immigration statuses, interests, capacities, and loves. Theirs is a bold, irrefutable sampling... + Read More
Series: A Primer of Drug ActionA Concise Nontechnical Guide to the Actions, Uses, and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, Revised and UpdatedPaperbackRobert M. Julien9780805071580$43.50HEALTH & FITNESS Apr 01, 2001
Since 1975, Robert Julien's A Primer of Drug Action has been the definitive guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and on behavior. Now fully updated, this popular guide continues to lead the way through a rapidly changing field, providing readers with a clear, contemporary, and objective look at every drug and medication that either positively or adversely affects brain function. This edition includes important new information on -Herbal medications -Drug therapy for behavioral and anxiety disorders -Clinical practice guidel... + Read More
Mark Binelli turns his sharp, forceful prose to fiction, in an inventive retelling of the outrageous life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a bluesman with one hit and a string of inflammatory guisesHe came on stage in a coffin, carried by pallbearers, drunk enough to climb into his casket every night. Onstage he wore a cape, clamped a bone to his nose, and carried a staff topped with a human skull. Offstage, he insisted he'd been raised by a tribe of Blackfoot Indians, that he'd joined the army at fourteen, that he'd defeated the middleweight boxing c... + Read More
This classic captures the endearing relationship between a man and his grandson as they fish and hunt the lakes and woods of North Carolina. All the while the Old Man acts as teacher and guide, passing on his wisdom and life experiences to the boy, who listens in rapt fascination.