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Off the Map

by Peter Roop Connie Roop Tim Tanner

A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People: The tale of the famous expedition of Lewis and Clark, condensed from their own eight-volume journals for young historians Lewis and Clark's famous 1804 expedition was told with great detail by the explorers themselves in an eight-volume account. Now young historians have the opportunity to learn the thrills, challenges, and adventures in a version accessible for them. Two years' worth of entries are condensed into a flowing account that maintains the historical essence of the original. With a fact-filled prologue and epilogue, young readers can relive the adventurous eight-thousand-mile journey across uncharted wilderness.

Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #7)

by Victoria Thompson

In this Gaslight Mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder in Murray Hill, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate foul play in the secretive high-society world of nineteenth-century New York City...<P><P> In the midst of Sarah and Frank's wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. It is a tragic and all too common story--or so it seems. Charles's father asks to speak with Sarah privately. He believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion. <P> Putting their own personal affairs on hold, Sarah and Frank soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles's death, particularly if he was murdered. As they unravel secrets that reach back to the War Between the States, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger...

At the Corner of King Street

by Mary Ellen Taylor

The author of The Union Street Bakery presents a new novel about a woman searching for a fresh start--while unable to forget the past... Adele "Addie" Morgan grew up in a house filled with pain and loss. Determined to live life on her own terms, Addie moves to the country and finds a job at a vineyard where she discovers stability, happiness, and--best of all--love with the kind owner, Scott. But an unexpected call abruptly pulls Addie out of her new and improved life. Her sister has just given birth and Addie's Aunt Grace wants her to return home to help the family--even if it means confronting things she's tried so hard to forget.When Addie arrives, she quickly realizes that she hasn't truly let go of her former life, at least not completely. After making a surprising connection with her sister's baby--and her sister's ex-husband, Zeb--Addie must choose between her picture-perfect future with Scott and the family roots she thought she'd left behind for good...

The Confession

by Sierra Kincade

The hot and thrilling conclusion to the Body Work Trilogy, following The Masseuse and The DistractionAnna Rossi walked away from Alec Flynn to keep her family and friends safe. But she can't protect her heart from him, no matter how hard she tries... Time has done nothing to quell Anna's need for Alec. She knows that she did the right thing walking away; the constant media attention that Alec's been getting for testifying against Maxim Stein and Force Enterprises is evidence enough of that. But no matter how many times she warns herself that Alec is dangerous, she just can't stay away--even after her connection to him once again threatens her life... Alec knows the evidence he has against Max could stop him from hurting anyone ever again. But when it's revealed that Alec stands to inherit everything from Max's loss, his testimony is called into question--and Max could walk free putting Anna in harms' ways once again. Now he's beginning to wonder if any of this is even worth it--and if he and Anna will ever have a chance at true happiness...

Cat's Lair

by Christine Feehan

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leopard's Prey returns to the feral underworld of her astonishing Leopard novels in an arousing new romance of forbidden animal instincts... Cat Benoit has finally escaped the past--and the man who was the source of her nightmares. She's off the grid, underground but watchful, and creating a new life for herself in Texas, far from the torrid dangers of her native New Orleans. She's safe. He'll never find her this time. Cat has to believe that. It's the only thing keeping her sane.Yet she can't escape the attention of Ridley Cromer, the instructor at the martial arts dojo where Cat takes lessons. She arouses the animal in Ridley--and something feral comes to life when their body heat rises. Cat is in no position to let her guard down with anyone, especially someone who could be endangered by her past. But Ridley has secrets of his own--secrets only Cat would understand. If she dares to trust him.From the Paperback edition.

Humphrey's Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure

by Betty G. Birney Priscilla Burris

Everyone's favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books!Humphrey has had lots of adventures as the classroom pet of Room 26, but never one like this. He is going on a campout in the backyard with Heidi and her friends! There's stargazing, roasting marshmallows, searching for creepy-crawlies--and then there are the prank-loving boys next door, who want to prove that the girls are scaredy-cats. Humphrey doesn't think girls are scaredy-cats. He doesn't think girls are like cats at all. Can this VERY-VERY-VERY small hamster show them with a hairy-scary trick of his own? With sweet illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphrey's Tiny Tales are hamster-iffic for emerging readers.

The Book of Phoenix

by Nnedi Okorafor

A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell.... The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor's powerful, memorable, superhuman women.Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York's Tower 7. She is an "accelerated woman"--only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix's abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading e-books, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7.Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7's refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape.But Phoenix's escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity's future.

The Sound of Life and Everything

by Krista Van Dolzer

A fascinating speculative historical fiction debut set in 1950s California--perfect for fans of When You Reach Me. Twelve-year-old Ella Mae Higbee is a sensible girl. She eats her vegetables and wants to be just like Sergeant Friday, her favorite character on Dragnet. So when her auntie Mildred starts spouting nonsense about a scientist who can bring her cousin back to life from blood on his dog tags, Ella Mae is skeptical--until he steps out of a bio-pod right before her eyes.But the boy is not her cousin--he's Japanese. And in California in the wake of World War II, the Japanese are still feared and despised. When her aunt refuses to take responsibility, Ella Mae and her Mama take him home instead. Determined to do what's right by her new friend, Ella Mae teaches Takuma English and defends him from the reverend's talk of H-E-double-toothpicks. But when his memories start to resurface, Ella Mae learns some shocking truths about her own family and more importantly, what it means to love.

The Stars of Summer

by Tara Dairman

"A scrumptious gem of a story!"--Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince for All Four StarsIn this charming sequel to All Four Stars, eleven-year-old foodie Gladys Gatsby now has her first published review under her belt and is looking forward to a quiet summer of cooking and reviewing. But her plans quickly go awry when her friend Charissa Bentley delivers Gladys's birthday gift: a free summer at Camp Bentley. As Gladys feared, camp life is not easy: she struggles to pass her swim test and can't keep the other campers happy while planning lunches. The worst part is she can't seem to get away from the annoying new "celebrity" camper and sneak away for her latest assignment--finding the best hot dog in New York City. But when it turns out her hot dog assignment was a dirty trick by a jealous reviewer, Gladys's reviewing career may be over forever.

Jimmie Lee & James

by Steve Fiffer Ardar Cohen

In the early months of 1965, the killings of two civil rights activists inspired the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, which became the driving force behind the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This is their story."Bloody Sunday"--March 7, 1965--was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. The national outrage generated by scenes of Alabama state troopers attacking peaceful demonstrators fueled the drive toward the passage of the Voting Rights Acts later that year. But why were hundreds of activists marching from Selma to Montgomery that afternoon? Days earlier, during the crackdown on another protest in nearby Marion, a state trooper, claiming self-defense, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26-year-old unarmed deacon and civil rights protester. Jackson's subsequent death spurred local civil rights leaders to make the march to Montgomery; when that day also ended in violence, the call went out to activists across the nation to join in the next attempt. One of the many who came down was a minister from Boston named James Reeb. Shortly after his arrival, he was attacked in the street by racist vigilantes, eventually dying of his injuries. Lyndon Johnson evoked Reeb's memory when he brought his voting rights legislation to Congress, and the national outcry over the brutal killings ensured its passage. Most histories of the civil rights movement note these two deaths briefly, before moving on to the more famous moments. Jimmie Lee and James is the first book to give readers a deeper understanding of the events that galvanized an already-strong civil rights movement to one of its greatest successes, along with the herculean efforts to bring the killers of these two men to justice--a quest that would last more than four decades.he historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. A well-written, well-reported page-turner about our collective struggle for equality and justice . . . hopefully the last chapter in the American Revolution."--Morris Dees, Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center "Jimmie Lee and James does an excellent job of chronicling a truly American movement. As the book so clearly explains, this was a struggle led by African Americans, but white Americans played a major role. Jews and other denominations added institutional support from every part of America. We suffered and sometimes died together." --Civil rights activist, Rev. C. T. Vivian

The Little Book of Lunch

by David Loftus Caroline Craig Sophie Missing

The beautiful, internationally acclaimed guide to turning your midday meal into a masterpiece--featuring 100 easy, inexpensive, delicious recipes designed to be made ahead of time with just a few ingredients.There's something depressing about "running out" to "grab lunch." Sandwiches, soups, salads, sushi: the choices are overwhelming. But when's the last time you really enjoyed eating lunch while hunched over your keyboard? That's why Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing have reclaimed the noon hour for all those who love a tasty bite. Dining "al desko" doesn't have to mean another weary forkful of a sad salad. Instead, lunch can be one of life's great simple pleasures--especially when it's made at home in just a few minutes, from ingredients you have on hand.Craig and Missing know firsthand the challenges of busy schedules, tiny salaries, and no spare time. They share their hard-won wisdom in 100 recipes littered with time-saving techniques and tips to make each meal special--plus weekly menus and Sunday shopping lists to make it all that much easier.The Little Book of Lunch features clever approaches to classics, making them easy for transportation; delicious at room temperature; and quickly assembled for when you barely have five minutes, or for when the cupboards are bare. It includes:* Wholesome, healthy salads like tabouleh and the miracle "rainbow rescue" bowl* Make-ahead meals like grilled halloumi, vegetable and avocado couscous* Inspired twists on tuna salad and the BLT from the Sandwich Hall of Fame* Quick soups like "faux pho" and spicy lentil and coconut* Sweet treats to bribe colleagues, like salted caramel brownies

Immunity

by Taylor Antrim

In the very near future, a devastating Ebola-like pandemic has struck the world, but for the 1% in New York City it's an excuse for even more twisted behavior.Taylor Antrim delivers a thrilling new novel that combines the best of dystopian fiction with a sharp-eyed exploration of class and wealth in the world's capital. In this fast-paced paranoid, near-future New York City, we meet Catherine, a broke socialite who is getting sick. Desperate, she takes a job with a luxury concierge service that fulfills the most outlandish desires of the ultra-rich--even if that means hunting down the 99%. As the hidden agendas of her employer and his shadowy clients emerge, Catherine realizes things are not remotely as they appear and she finds herself a pawn of mega-corporations and government agents all eager to profit from the cure embedded inside of her."--Joseph O'Neill, author of Netherland

Louisiana Purchase

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

The big purchase that led to fundamental questions about what America would become In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from the French for $15 million, extending the United States beyond the Mississippi River for the first time. Now the United States had big questions to answer: How would Louisiana be governed? How would it be divided? Would it be comprised of free states or slave states? What would happen to the Native Americans? With biographical sketches of the people who helped forge the answers to these questions, such as Lewis and Clark, Napoleon Bonaparte, and of course, Thomas Jefferson, this is the tale of the expansion of the United States into a new territory as well as a new era.

I, Columbus

by Peter Roop Connie Roop Peter E. Hanson

A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People: A firsthand account of Christopher Columbus's famous voyage to the East, taken directly from his journal entries Christopher Columbus had a dream--to reach the fabled lands of the East, rich with spices, jewels, silver, and especially gold. Having studied the travels of other explorers, Columbus was convinced he could reach his destination by traveling west across the seas. After convincing Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to fund his expedition, he set sail in August of 1492. In this account, the voyage Columbus undertook is told in his own voice through his journal entries of that year. He tells of excitement, drama, and terror on the high seas, as well as the doubts he faces from his own crew, as together, they weather the path to victory.

Grace's Letter to Lincoln

by Peter Roop Connie Roop Stacey Schuett

Can the advice of an eleven-year-old girl help get Abraham Lincoln elected president? As the election of 1860 nears, eleven-year-old Grace and her family are working hard to help Abraham Lincoln win. After seeing his image on a poster, Grace decides to write to him and suggest that growing a beard might win him more votes. Much to her surprise, Lincoln answers her letter, and she becomes a neighborhood celebrity. When the president-elect's victory train passes through on its way to Washington, DC, Mr. Lincoln singles Grace out as the girl who gave him good advice. Based on true events, this story will charm young readers of historical fiction.

Sacagawea

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark on their famed expedition, tells her life story When Sacagawea's son asks her about her life, she isn't sure where to begin. Does she start with her birth as a Shoshoni? Her kidnapping by an enemy tribe at age eleven? Or her role as the famous guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition? She's seen and experienced more in her young life than most people ever will. Told from Sacagawea's point of view, this historical novel shares the ordeals of her youth along with the memory of her long, arduous journey west with Lewis and Clark. She shares her love of nature and explains how her loyalties have changed over time. This story of Sacagawea goes beyond the legend to reveal the flesh-and-blood woman who she really was.

An Eye for an Eye

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

A teenage girl questions her principles after her brother is captured during the Revolutionary War Fourteen-year-old Samantha Byrd is an excellent shot--she's even better than her brother at providing food for her family. Although the winds of war are blowing in Virginia, she knows that she could only ever use her skill for hunting--not for hurting another person. When the Revolutionary War finally begins, her brother is captured, and Samantha sets off to rescue him. But when she comes face to face with the enemy, will she still stand by her principles, or will she pull the trigger?

The Declaration of Independence

by Peter Roop Connie Roop

A young reader's history of the famous document that set America on the course to freedom Many kids have heard of the Declaration of Independence, but few know the story behind the people and events that helped forge it. They may know about Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, but do they know the roles that Patrick Henry and Thomas Gage played in setting fire to a revolution? This is the story of how the men and women of thirteen British colonies came to declare their independence on July 4, 1776. Covering major events such as the the Boston Massacre and Paul Revere's midnight ride, The Declaration of Independence brings the rich and exciting history of the Revolutionary War to young readers who want to know more about America's beginnings.

Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves

by Peter Roop Connie Roop Yoshi Miyake

A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and recipient of the Florida Sunshine Award: In this absorbing chapter book, Ahyoka helps her father, Sequoyah, unlock the mystery of "talking leaves" to create the Cherokee alphabet Ahyoka is the daughter of Sequoyah, a silversmith who has given up most of his trade to focus on his true passion. He longs for the day when the Cherokee people can communicate to one another from afar and document the history of their lives. He wants his people--the Real People--to have a written language like the white men do. When he is ostracized from his community for the "magic" he is creating, he leaves his home to pursue his quest. His young daughter, who shares his dream, joins him on his journey. They work together to create a syllabic alphabet that will tell the story of the Cherokee people.

Secrets

by Heather Cullman

Following on the heels of Heather Cullman's acclaimed Regency romance Scandal, the saga continues as an Englishman with amnesia struggles to uncover his true identity--and falls in love with a woman harboring secrets of her own Ever since Gideon Harwood rescued Christian English from brutal captivity in India, Christian can remember nothing of his former life. Indeed, the only thing he knows for certain is that he loves Gideon's sister, Bethany. But before they can wed, he must find out who he really is. Bethany can't hide from her past forever--and she knows that any future with Christian is an impossible dream. She can't risk the scandal of her shameful secret coming out, and the sooner she leaves Critchley Manor, the better. Everything changes when a chance encounter reveals Christian's true heritage. But reclaiming his rightful place in London society will have consequences neither he nor Bethany could have imagined. With Christian facing danger from an unexpected adversary--and Bethany forced to confront her own unresolved history--can she find the courage to choose love?

Scandal

by Heather Cullman

When a man searching for his brother uncovers a secret that could destroy a powerful nobleman's life, he is offered the man's daughter in exchange for his silence--but could their marriage of convenience turn into a love more powerful than the secrets keeping them apart? When Gideon Harwood returns to his home in Regency-era England after a trip to India makes him an immensely rich man, he is driven by two unrelenting quests: to raise his station in life for the sake of his young sisters and to find his missing brother. What he uncovers is a damning secret about Lord Stanwell, one of London's most powerful noblemen. Desperate to avoid a ruinous scandal, Lord Stanwell buys Gideon's silence by offering the one thing that will guarantee Gideon's entry into the beau monde's inner sanctum: his daughter, Julia. Now in her third insufferable social season, beautiful Lady Julia Barham has yet to meet a man deserving of her devotion. Rumors swirl about the towering, immensely wealthy Gideon Harwood, but he is a commoner, beneath her consideration--and yet, as she learns, he is to be her husband. Julia comes to find that Gideon awakens passion in her that she didn't know she had. But dangerous secrets lie between them. Can they overcome the sins of the past and surrender to a once-in-a-lifetime love?

Bewitched

by Heather Cullman

Only the most desperate woman in Londonwould wed a nobleman everyone believes to be mad . . . Once upon a time, Michael Vane, Earl of Sherrington, was the most sought-after bachelor in London. Now he languishes in an isolated abbey on the English moors, shunned by society and rumored to be crazy. But the melancholy aristocrat has just been given an ultimatum by his scheming grandmother: Marry and produce an heir or be locked away forever in an insane asylum. All he has to do is find a woman willing to wed him. Three times engaged, her fiancés barely escaping with their lives, Emily Merriman has the best reason of all for agreeing to an arranged marriage with society's most notorious noble. Cursed by a malicious witch, the Boston beauty brings bad luck to any man unfortunate enough to win her heart. Since the Sherrington heir is a total stranger, he will be safe from harm. All Emily has to do is make sure she doesn't fall in love with her husband. Featuring a pair of unconventional matchmakers, Bewitched is the incandescent story of a man and a woman who marry for all the wrong reasons . . . and discover a love worth fighting for.

Atlantis in Peril

by T. A. Barron

The second in the Atlantis trilogy by New York Times bestselling author T. A. BarronIn Atlantis Rising, Promi and Atlanta saved their homeland by transforming it into the magical island of Atlantis. They had hoped that would keep it out of the clutches of the evil spirit warlord Narkazan. But Narkazan has returned, more determined than ever to conquer the spirit realm and Atlantis as well. Will the destiny of the mystical isle lie in the boat of Greek sailors who wash up on shore? The powers of the ethereal oceanglass? Or will the growing bond between Promi and Atlanta cause the strongest magic?With his trademark action, adventure and suspense, master of fantasy T.A. Barron explores the magical world of Atlantis and how its inhabitants' actions sow the seeds of its destruction. Praise for T. A. Barron's novels: "Brilliant, significant, and illuminating . . . an intense and profoundly spiritual adventure."--Lloyd Alexander "A crescendo of miracles."--Madeleine L'Engle "Interesting and august . . . compelling."--The New York Times "In the best tradition . . . classic."--Parents Magazine

A Finely Knit Murder

by Sally Goldenbaum

In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder in Merino, the sleuthing skills of Izzy Chambers Perry and the Seaside Knitters are tested as death mars the beginning of the school year... Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza is thrilled that her granddaughter Gabby will be visiting for the fall and attending the Sea Harbor Community Day School. Gabby loves the school, with its newly-adopted progressive curriculum, and she loves that the Seaside Knitters are teaching knitting as part of the enrichment program. It's a huge success, and on crisp autumn days, girls camp out on the terraces, knitting up hats for charity.But not everyone is happy with the direction the school is taking. Outspoken board member Blythe Westerland has sparked tempers with her determination to unravel the current administration. Then, on the evening of an elegant school event, Blythe's body is found near the school boathouse.With a killer on the loose, Birdie is determined to keep Gabby safe. Working together, the Seaside Knitters carefully unravel the layers of Blythe's complicated life, bringing faculty members and town residents under scrutiny. Before the cast-off rows are made on the students' projects, the knitters will need to stitch together the evidence to see if a murderer has been walking beside them all along.

Don't Go Home

by Carolyn Hart

Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon--and former Broward's Rock resident--Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don't Go Home. But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review.As Annie attempts damage control, her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith. It's a fight Annie won't soon forget--especially after the author turns up dead.Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith's cast of characters--and a promise to her husband, Max, to steer clear of sleuthing--Annie's not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large...

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