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Old Tin Sorrows

by Glen Cook

Someone--or something--is murdering the employees of retired General Stantor. Now, this growing legion of the dead wants to add the general to their ranks. And it's up to Garrett and the half-elf Morley Dotes to protect Stantor and find the killer. . .

Then Came Heaven

by Lavyrle Spencer

Can love survive a shattering loss? A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in LaVyrle Spencer's touching and emotionally charged new novel. <P> Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 1950: Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A devoted husband and father, a man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built with his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their two daughters, and is the dedicated handyman for St. Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville life. But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna's life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever. Krystyna was everything to him'his true companion. As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days and weeks that follow, there is one person who is unable to express what the loss of Krystyna means to her. Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St. Joseph's school, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. In the past, Sister Regina had bristled under the constraints of the order, but always reaffirmed her commitment through prayer and contemplation. Now the strict rules of the Benedictine sisterhood, which once gave her life a sense of meaning, chafe at her more insistently. Time passes, and Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths. Deep inside, they realize there is something between them'more than a kinship, a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. Thrilled - and secretly frightened - they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices. Powerful, moving, and deeply affecting, Then Came Heaven is a celebration of love and tenderness, a book LaVyrle Spencer's fans are sure to cherish long after the last page is turned.

Travis & Freddy's Adventures in Vegas

by Paul Hoppe Henry Johnson

Thirteen-year-old best friends Travis and Freddy fly to Las Vegas with a plan to save Travis's family from bankruptcy, but not everything goes as they had hoped and soon they are running from the mob.

Harold's Tail

by John Bemelmans Marciano

Harold is a squirrel living a happy if sheltered life in his park on New York City's Upper West Side. But when a streetwise rat persuades him to take part in an experiment, Harold suddenly finds himself without his tail fur-and without a home. Mistaken for a rat and forced out on the unfamiliar streets of New York, Harold encounters a cast of unforgettable characters, including a neurotic pigeon, a vain cat, and a tribe of hostile squirrels. But it's not until Harold discovers allies in an unusual trio of rodents that his adventures really begin. . . . By turns funny, poignant, and suspenseful, Harold's Tail will appeal to fans of Stuart Little and The Cricket in Times Square as it celebrates the courage of an unexpected hero and the resilient power of friendship .

Incarceron (Incarceron #1)

by Catherine Fisher

A thrilling, high-concept fantasy for fans of Garth Nix and Nancy Farmer. <P> Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible. And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside- she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison, and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don't realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know...

Extra Lean

by Mario Lopez Jimmy Pena

Facing the reality that a third of the nation's children are overweight, Mario Lopez developed a plan with one simple understanding: what you eat affects those closest to you. As a proud new father, Mario is committed to helping his family start on the right foot when it comes to what they eat by applying the principles of Extra Lean to the household. In Extra Lean Family, Mario shows you how to use rules from his New York Times bestseller Extra Lean to broaden the spectrum of foods your family eats and maintain your best health by cooking nourishing, quick, and delicious meals. Take charge of your food, control the quality and preparation of your meals, and consistently achieve lean results with: Simple, delicious recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less Double-duty options, offering two quick meal variations with the same ingredients Metabolism boosting and nutritious snacks to combat hunger between meals Weekly grocery lists and easy tips for efficient meal preparation Practical steps to control your metabolism and maintain target weight Extra Lean Family is full of delectable, healthy recipes that can be served for quick meals the entire household will love.

Extra Lean Family

by Jimmy Peña Mario Lopez

Facing the reality that a third of the nation's children are overweight, Mario Lopez developed a plan with one simple understanding: what you eat affects those closest to you. As a proud new father, Mario is committed to helping his family start on the right foot when it comes to what they eat by applying the principles of Extra Lean to the household. In Extra Lean Family, Mario shows you how to use rules from his New York Times bestseller Extra Lean to broaden the spectrum of foods your family eats and maintain your best health by cooking nourishing, quick, and delicious meals. Take charge of your food, control the quality and preparation of your meals, and consistently achieve lean results with: Simple, delicious recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less Double-duty options, offering two quick meal variations with the same ingredients Metabolism boosting and nutritious snacks to combat hunger between meals Weekly grocery lists and easy tips for efficient meal preparation Practical steps to control your metabolism and maintain target weight Extra Lean Family is full of delectable, healthy recipes that can be served for quick meals the entire household will love.

Sapphique (Incarceron #2)

by Catherine Fisher

Finn has escaped Incarceron, but Keiro and Attia are still Inside. Outside, things are not at all what Finn expected - and both Finn's and Claudia's very lives hang on Finn convincing the Court that he is the lost prince. Back Inside, Keiro and Attia are on the hunt for Sapphique's glove, which legend says he used to escape. In order to find it, they must battle the prison itself. Incarceron has built itself a body and it wants to go Outside - just like Sapphique, the only prisoner Incarceron ever loved.

Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Girl vs. Superstar

by Robin Palmer

Sixth grade is hard enough for Lucy B. Parker, but it gets so much worse when her mom announces that she's going to marry Laurel Moses's dad. Yes, that Laurel Moses-the TV-movie-music star who makes Hannah Montana look like some random kid from the sticks. Suddenly, Lucy's life is turned upside down and sideways. All Lucy wants to do is get through the day without totally embarrassing herself too much, but that's hard to do when you're the less-pretty, less-talented not-quite-sister of a mega superstar.

Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs

by Ursula Vernon

Danny Dragonbreath knew girls were trouble. But the new foreign exchange student, Suki the Salamander, is beyond trouble. Not only has she reduced his best friend, Wendell, to a blithering, lovesick tadpole, but she?s apparently the object of an elaborate ninja frog kidnapping plot. Danny is never one to pass up an adventure (especially one involving ninja frogs), and so he and Wendell and Suki set out on a dangerous quest through the mythical Japanese bamboo forests to find out what these fearsome frogs want. Danny may not be able to breathe fire like a normal dragon, but he and Wendell have watched lots of kung fu movies and can totally take on a bunch of ninja frogs. Or, um, so he hopes . . . Using her trademark hybrid style of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon has packed this second book in the hilarious Dragonbreath series with lots of kung fu, a little bit of loooove, and plenty of everyday school drama. A perfect fit for fans of Wimpy Kid and Bad Kitty.

Dragonbreath

by Ursula Vernon

It's not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians?especially because he can't breathe fire like other dragons (as the school bully loves to remind him). But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes, like when his sea-serpent cousin takes Danny and his best iguana friend on a mindboggling underwater tour, complete with vomiting sea cucumbers and giant squid. It sure beats reading the encyclopedia to research his ocean report . . . Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters with a penchant for getting themselves into sticky situations. It's perfect for both the classroom and fans of Wimpy Kid and Bad Kitty.

Astrid and Veronika

by Linda Olsson

With extraordinary emotional power, Linda Olsson's stunningly well-crafted debut novel recounts the unusual and unexpected friendship that develops between two women. Veronika, a young writer from New Zealand, rents a house in a small Swedish village as she tries to come to terms with a recent tragedy while also finishing a novel. Her arrival is silently observed by Astrid, an older, reclusive neighbor who slowly becomes a presence in Veronika's life, offering comfort in the form of companionship and lovingly prepared home-cooked meals. Set against a haunting Swedish landscape, Astrid & Veronika is a lyrical and meditative novel of love and loss, and a story that will remain with readers long after the characters' secrets are revealed. .

Users, Not Customers

by Aaron Shapiro

If you're still chasing customers online, you're looking at the challenge backward. Aaron Shapiro helps companies build thriving digitally driven businesses. In his firm's extensive study of the Fortune 1000, a clear pattern emerged: the most successful companies drive sales by focusing on users instead of just customers. This is a fundamental strategic shift. Rather than trying to get people to buy stuff online, these companies home in on the user experience. They've realized that building relationships between people and their brand has huge value, even if those users aren't spending a dime on their products (yet). It's no secret that Internet-based companies like Google and Facebook thrive by building their user base before turning to monetization. Shapiro's big insight is that offline companies can successfully do the same, integrating offline products with an online presence and building platforms that create a lasting relationship between their brand and their users. Shapiro provides a strategic approach to refocusing your business in every way, from technology infrastructure and management to product design and marketing. .

Tapped Out

by Matthew Polly

When he was younger, Matthew Polly travelled to the Shaolin Temple in China and spent two years training with the order of monks who had invented the ancient art of kung fu. Fifteen years later, his weakness for Chinese takeout and Jack Daniel's had taken its toll. Now firmly into middle age and far removed from his past athletic triumphs, Polly decided to risk it all one last time. Out of shape and over the hill, he jumped headlong into the world of MMA. Polly chronicles his gruelling yet redeeming two-year journey through an oft misunderstood sport.

The Rare Find: How Great Talent Stands Out

by George Anders

The Rare Find by George Anders - the definitive work on winning the war for talent - now in paperback. How do venture capitalists pick winners like Apple? How do the FBI's hostage rescue team find agents for the world's toughest job? How do Hollywood casting agents and major sports scouts size up the best talent? There's a huge difference between the very best performers and everyone else; in terms of productivity there's a five-to-one gap. No one can afford to settle for mediocrity. So how do talent scouts in every field identify genius and put it to work? Talking to the world's best, most secretive talent scouts, George Anders found that they all share an intense belief in finding high achievers who can create big successes. These are the arenas where brilliant recruiting is most vital - and in The Rare Find Anders reveals how the rest of us can learn the hidden 'tells' that really matter. Pairing these frontline observations with cutting-edge research from psychiatrists, economists, recruiters and business strategists, Anders shows how anyone can hone the ability to recognize future greatness and discover tomorrow's stars. 'Anders brings piercing intellect and persistent curiosity to examine the single most important leadership skill: finding and picking the right people' Jim Collins, author of Good to GreatGeorge Anders spent two decades as a top feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has also written for The New York Times, Parade, Fast Company, Smart Money and Harvard Business Review. He is the author of three previous books, including the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough, a biography of Carly Fiorina. He lives in northern California.

Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Take My Advice

by Robin Palmer

A brand-new look for Lucy B. Parker!Lucy B. Parker has a problem. Actually, she has a LOT of problems--specifically, everyone else's problems. Lucy's not really quite sure how all of that happened, considering she's usually the one going to other people for advice, but when the advice columnist for her school paper has a little meltdown, Lucy's frister (that's friend + sister), teen superstar Laurel Moses, suggests that Lucy become the new go-to girl for advice! Lucy's not quite sure how that's going to work, considering she's usually the one asking for advice, but with the Sadie Hawkins dance coming up, it seems like everyone in her class needs some help. .

Secrets at Sea

by Richard Peck

In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Desperaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story of the tiny individuals who secretly live among us humans. Helena is the oldest of four mouse siblings who live in the walls of the Cranston estate. It is 1887 when the nouveau riche Cranstons decide to take a cruise ship to England in search of a husband for their awkward older daughter. The Cranston mice stow away in the luggage . . . and so begins the time of their lives, as they meet intriguing, cosmopolitan mice onboard and take it upon themselves to help the human Cranston daughters find love. They might just find perfect futures for themselves as well!Full of laughs, near-misses, and surprise, this is Richard Peck at his best and most playful. .

Help! I'm Stuck in a Giant Nostril!

by Nancy Krulik Aaron Blecha

Despite George Brown's best efforts to rid himself of the curse of the burps, those magical and pesky belches are still following him everywhere he goes - even on his class trip to the science museum. If circulating through a human heart or sliding down t

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime

by Donald J. Sobol

Ten exciting new adventures for the famous boy detective! Everyone's favorite fifth-grade gumshoe is back on the case! Following the classic Encyclopedia Brown formula, this installment presents ten mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the boy detective. Join Encyclopedia Brown as he takes on cases of giant diamonds, lazy lions, a country singer, and of course a trip to the carnival. #147;I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid. "#151;Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Little Lion

by Ann Hood

Now that the twins have begun to settle into their new lives at Elm Medona, they delve deeper into The Treasure Chest and uncover more about the Pickworth family, including the disappearance of their great-uncle Thorne and the theft of priceless family artifacts. In this adventure, The Treasure Chest transports Felix and Maisie to tropical St. Croix in 1772. There they meet a young man named Alexander Hamilton who is about to embark on a journey to New York. Felix and Maisie aren't sure why The Treasure Chest has brought them to meet Alexander, but they are determined to not let him out of their sights . . . even if that means stowing away on the very ship he is sailing off on! .

How to Win a Fight

by Lawrence Kane Kris Wilder

Two veteran martial arts instructors and a renowned comic book illustrator deliver the ultimate course in self-defense More than three million Americans are involved in a violent physical encounter every year. In these situations, knowledge is power, and few teachers are better equipped to deliver that knowledge than Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder. Veteran martial arts instructors and masters in their field, Kane and Wilder have teamed up with DC Comics artist Matt Haley to produce a step-by-step guide revealing the secrets of surviving-and preventing-violent encounters. The defense begins by scanning the environment for dangerous situations and using verbal de-escalation to defuse tense situations. If a fight is unavoidable, the authors offer clear guidance for being the victor, along with advice on legal implications, including how to handle a police interview after the attack. .

Angel of the Battlefield

by Ann Hood

While exploring The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie are transported to a Massachusetts farm in 1836. Disappointed that they have not landed in their beloved New York City, they wonder why they were brought to Massachusetts to meet a young girl named Clara Barton. Perhaps Clara has a message for the twins? Or maybe they have one for her? .

The Name of the Star

by Maureen Johnson

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police now believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities. .

The Underdogs

by Mike Lupica

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica tackles football! Will Tyler can fly on a football field. He may not be the biggest running back around, but no one can touch him when it comes to hitting the hole and finding the end zone. And no one can match his love of the game. When Will has a football in hand, he may as well be flying for real because life can't touch him - his dad isn't so defeated, his town isn't so poor, and everyone has something to cheer for. All of which does him no good if the football season is canceled. With no funding for things like uniforms and a cared-for playing field, with seemingly every other family moving to find jobs, there simply isn't enough money or players for a season. Unless one kid can rally an entire town and give everyone a reason to believe . . . For fans of his bestselling novels Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw, Mike Lupica delivers a feel-good sports story that will have readers cheering where they sit. #147;There's plenty of action for sports fans, and readers will root for Will and his teammates till the very last page. " #150;School Library Journal #147;[F]ootball fans will#133;respond to the detailed and exciting game action once the season gets rolling and find inspiration in Will and his teammates' tenacity. " #150;Publisher's Weekly #147;Will's ingenuity and loyalty are encouraging, causing readers to want to cheer him on as he makes his dream come true. " #150;VOYA

The Downside of Being Up

by Sitomer Alan Lawrence

Thirteen-year-old Bobby Connor is a normal adolescent boy--at least he hopes he is--just trying to survive middle school. But it seems he's being foiled at every turn, and even his own body is conspiring against him. And when his math teacher is seriously injured from the shock and fright of witnessing just how out of control Bobby's changing adolescent body is getting, he starts to worry he's anything but normal. Faced with expulsion from school for violating the student handbook code, Bobby opts for therapy--Correctional Erectional Therapy. It's official: Bobby Connor is not normal. But in this uproarious and heartfelt novel, he's going to do his darndest to make it seem that he is . . . or maybe just try to make it through middle school. .

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