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Why, Fly Guy?: Answers to Kids' BIG Questions (Fly Guy Presents)

by Tedd Arnold

Come along with Fly Guy as he asks (and answers!) over fifty "why?" questions! Why do I have to brush my teeth? Why do cats climb trees if they can't get down? Why do elephants have trunks? And more! There are also science projects and fun activities -- so kids can use what they've learned in a hands-on way! With engaging full-color photographs on every page, content appropriate for a young audience, humorous artwork, and colorful comic strips starring their favorite character Fly Guy, this book is perfect for kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten! *This 128-page paper-over-board book even has eye-catching holographic foil on the front cover and spine!*

Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3)

by Thomas Flintham

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Welcome to the Super Cup Grand Prix! Eight racers must compete in four races to win the Super Cup Power Up, which gives the winner super speed powers. Super Rabbit Boy is ready to win, but meanie King Viking is racing this year, too! And he has racers who are helping him cheat. Super Rabbit Boy needs to beat King Viking, but with tricks, traps, and brand-new racers to race, winning won't be easy. Can Super Rabbit Boy outpace and outrace the competition, or will he spin out of control before he crosses the finish line? With full-color art on every page by Thomas Flintham!

Ninja in the Kitchen (Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Moby Shinobi)

by Luke Flowers

In this Level 1 reader series, Moby Shinobi is a very helpful ninja! In this book, Moby Shinobi is making pizza at Papa Peppy's Pizza Shop. Moby tries to toss dough, slice pies, and serve hungry customers, but each attempt to help out just ends in a funny mess. Moby wants to help Papa Peppy, but what if his ninja skills aren't right for the job? When the key to Papa Peppy's secret sauce is lost, it's Moby's time to shine! Rhyming text and bright, full-color artwork make this the perfect book for young readers!

Welcome to Camp Woggle (The Oodlethunks, Book 3)

by Adele Griffin Mike Wu

Who says kids are the only ones who can have fun during the summer? Oona Oodlethunk and her brother Bonk are ready to change all that. When they hatch a plan to create a "Collected Animals Meeting Place," Camp Woggle is born! But hold onto your sunhat, this isn't your typical "boondoggle-lanyard" camp. And none of the campers arrive with bug repellent or sunscreen. This happy "All Pets Allowed" place is strictly for prehistoric pets. Dinosaurs, fruitafossors, lemurs, turtles, and even pet rocks are welcome, as long as they stick to Camp Woggle's rules:1. No Chewing or Biting (Unless It's Your Food)2. Be Kind and Thoughtful 3. Older Pets Get First Turn4. No Dangerous Predators Allowed5. When Nature Calls, Wash Your Paws This wacky West Woggle adventure stars some pretty impressive critters and lots of action-packed Stone-Age facts!

Tool School

by Joan Holub James Dean

Get ready young builders to twist and turn with laughter!Join a hammer, screwdriver, tape measure, saw, and pair of pliers on their first day of school. Together, they make puzzles and play games, but when it's time to build something it's suddenly every tool for itself. Working alone, each tool soon realizes that to make something great all need to cooperate!Young children will love the irresistible bold artwork and fun rhyming text as they learn that a little teamwork can make a big difference. Tool School introduces some of the most basic household tools, and cool tips explain how to successfully use them with the help of a grown-up!

We'll Bite Your Tail, Geronimo! (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #11)

by Geronimo Stilton

Professor Greenfur, the onboard scientist on spaceship MouseStar 1, has changed color from green to... orange! What's going on? To find out, the spacemice travel to his home planet of Photosyntheson. There, they learn that all of Professor Greenfur's relatives are being threatened by the nibblix, tiny aliens with very sharp teeth! Can the spacemice help in time?

Bear on the Loose!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #2)

by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff Matthew Lysiak Hilde Lysiak

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is back for the second book in this early chapter book mystery series! This time, there's a bear on the loose in Selinsgrove! Hilde knows a BIG story when she hears one, and she's determined to get the scoop. So she and her sister/photographer, Izzy, set out to track the bear and find out where he came from. But how will they find the bear? And can Hilde crack this case before someone gets hurt? Joanne Lew-Vriethoff's personality-filled black-and-white illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde's adventures to life for young readers!

Ruby and the Magic Garden (Scholastic Reader, Level 1: Fairy Hill #1)

by Cari Meister Erika Meza

Fairy Hill is a magic forest where fairies live, play, and have lots of sparkly adventures in this Level 1 reader series! Ruby, Luna, and May are best friends. These young fairies are all looking forward to earning their big wings from the Fairy Queen. But first they each have to do something extra kind or brave. In book #1, Ruby, May, and Luna discover that Fairy Hill's magic garden has lost its sparkle! The fairies try everything to make the garden shine again, but nothing works. Then, a lost baby deer comes to the garden for help. The only way to help it find its way home is to feed it magic clover. Then Ruby has an idea! Will she be able to fix the garden and help the baby deer? Will the Fairy Queen visit the fairy friends?

The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4)

by Aaron Blabey

It's a zombie kitten apocalypse!Can the Bad Guys save the world from evil Dr. Marmalade's meowing monsters?!? They'll need help from foxy Agent Fox, a swampy secret zombie antidote, and the feistiest, toothiest, hungriest granny around. Get ready to watch the fur fly!

I Am Slappy's Evil Twin (Goosebumps SlappyWorld #3)

by R. L. Stine

Luke Harrison's dad makes horror movies. It's very fun to be around such scary stuff-especially when you have your own monster museum at home. But when two ventriloquist dummies join the collection, things get real creepy. Real-life creepy! Slappy and Snappy can walk and talk on their own. And they can make you scream on their own. They have a plan to make everyone's lives miserable. Will Luke be able to stop this terrible twin twosome?

Louie in a Spin! (Unicorn in New York #3)

by Rachel Hamilton

Louie the Unicorn is a star! At least, he will be once he polishes his act at performing arts school. With a song in his heart, a spring in his step, and an unwaveringly sunny outlook, he's about to take the big city by storm. It's time for this unicorn to shine!Louie's school has dance fever! But Louie's moves aren't exactly graceful. His dance teacher doesn't know how she'll ever train a unicorn with two left feet. Lucky for her, Louie has hooves! But when Louie mistakenly gets entered into a HUGE state-wide dance contest, everyone at school worries he'll make them lose for sure. Louie's going to have to give it his all and shake what his mama gave him if they are going to stand a chance!

Tristeza de la verdad: André Gide regresa de Rusia

by Alberto Ruy Sánchez

El viaje de Gide es un recorrido por la accidentada geografía de la intolerancia: más allá de Rusia, por las patrias presentes y futuras de la utopía total. "Con este libro Ruy Sánchez se ha revelado como uno de nuestros mejores ensayistas. Su escritura es nerviosa y ágil, su inteligencia aguda sin ser cruel, su ánimo compasivo sin condescencia ni complicidad [...] "Tiene la riqueza de detalles de una crónica histórica y la penetración psicológica de una novela. [...] En una prosa nítida y rápida Alberto Ruy Sánchez nos relata una historia compleja en la que la psicología individual se mezcla a la política colectiva, la literatura a la pasión por la justicia, la introspección del solitario a la sed de fraternidad, la duda a la creencia [...] "Un libro escrito con letras claras sobre una superficie obscura. Entristece, pero también ilumina". Octavio Paz

Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield

by Kenneth D. Ackerman

In post-Civil War America, politics was a brutal sport played with blunt rules. Yet the era produced wide public excitement and high voter participation, as well as our last log cabin-born president. James Garfield's 1880 dark horse campaign after the longest-ever Republican nominating process (thirty-six convention ballots), his victory in the closest-ever popular vote for president (by a margin of only 7,018 votes out of more than nine million cast), his struggle against bitterly feuding factions once elected, and the public's response to its violent climax produce the most dramatic presidential odyssey of the Gilded Age--and among the most momentous in our nation's history. Capitol Hill veteran Kenneth D. Ackerman re-creates an American political landscape where fierce battles for power unfolded against a chivalrous code of honor in a country struggling to emerge from the long shadow of recent war. He casts familiar Civil War figures like Ulysses S. Grant and Winfield Scott Hancock in unfamiliar roles as politicos alongside feuding machine bosses like senators Roscoe Conkling and James G. Blaine and backroom string-puller Chester A. Arthur, Garfield's unlikely vice-presidential running mate. The journey through political backrooms, dazzling convention floors, and intrigue-filled congressional and White House chambers, reveals the era's decency and humanity as well as the sharp partisanship that exploded in the pistol shots of assassin Charles Guiteau, the weak-minded political camp follower and patronage seeker eager to replace the elected commander-in-chief with one of his own choosing. Garfield's path from a seat in the House of Representatives to White House to martyred hero changed the tone of politics for generations to come. His assassination prompted leaders to recoil at their excesses and brought shocked Americans together with a dignity and grace that have long held the nation together in crisis. Kenneth D. Ackerman tells this overlooked story in a historical page-turner that will enthrall aficionados of presidential lives and all lovers of American history. Kenneth D. Ackerman has served for more than twenty-five years in senior posts on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch, including as counsel to two U.S. Senate committees and as administrator of the Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency during the Clinton-Gore administration. He is the author of "The Gold Ring: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday 1869" and currently practices law in Washington, D.C.

Chiral Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties and Applications

by Zhiyong Tang

Thorough and up-to-date, this book presents recent developments in this exciting research field. To begin with, the text covers the fabrication of chiral nanomaterials via various synthesis methods, including electron beam lithography, ion beam etching, chemical synthesis and biological DNA directed assembly. This is followed by the relevant theory and reaction mechanisms, with a discussion of the characterization of chiral nanomaterials according to the optical properties of metal nanoparticles, semiconductor nanocrystals, and nanoclusters. The whole is rounded off by a summary of applications in the field of catalysis, sensors, and biomedicine. With its comprehensive yet concise coverage of the whole spectrum of research, this is invaluable reading for senior researchers and entrants to the field of nanoscience and materials science.

Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics: Windows of Developmental Susceptibility in Reproduction and Cancer

by Claude L. Hughes Michael D. Waters

Written by leading research scientists, this book integrates current knowledge of toxicology and human health through coverage of environmental toxicants, genetic / epigenetic mechanisms, and carcinogenicity. Provides information on lifestyle choices that can reduce cancer risk Offers a systematic approach to identify mutagenic, developmental and reproductive toxicants Helps readers develop new animal models and tests to assess toxic impacts of mutation and cancer on human health Explains specific cellular and molecular targets of known toxicants operating through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms

Recording Village Life: A Coptic Scribe in Early Islamic Egypt

by Jennifer Cromwell

Recording Village Life presents a close study of over 140 Coptic texts written between 724–756 CE by a single scribe, Aristophanes son of Johannes, of the village Djeme in western Thebes. These texts, which focus primarily on taxation and property concerns, yield a wealth of knowledge about social and economic changes happening at both the community and country-wide levels during the early years of Islamic rule in Egypt. Additionally, they offer a fascinating picture of the scribe’s role within this world, illuminating both the practical aspects of his work and the social and professional connections with clients for whom he wrote legal documents. Papyrological analysis of Aristophanes’ documents, within the context of the textual record of the village, shows a new and divergent scribal practice that reflects broader trends among his contemporaries: Aristophanes was part of a larger, national system of administrative changes, enacted by the country’s Arab rulers in order to better control administrative practices and fiscal policies within the country. Yet Aristophanes’ dossier shows him not just as an administrator, revealing details about his life, his role in the community, and the elite networks within which he operated. This unique perspective provides new insights into both the micro-history of an individual’s experience of eighth-century Theban village life, and its reflection in the macro social, economic, and political trends in Egypt at this time. This book will prove valuable to scholars of late antique studies, papyrology, philology, early Islamic history, social and economic history, and Egyptology.

Rhythm of My Heart

by Jess Dee

He rocks every woman’s world, but his heart beats only for her!Rhythm of My Heart, Book 3 in the bestselling Rhythm of the Night series from multi-award winning, bestselling, contemporary erotic romance author Jess Dee is an exciting tale of rock music, backstage sizzle, and secrets. Discover if makeup artist Eve Andrews and Jonah Speed can find a path to true love in the wild world of rock and roll!

Full House

by Jess Dee

A full house beats a pair any day.Passion burns out of control when one woman and two men discovers they share the same fantasy! Full House from multi-award winning, bestselling, contemporary erotic romance author Jess Dee is Book 3 in her bestselling Three of a Kind series. This erotic ménage romance will keep you turning the pages.It’s been six weeks since Trev Greenfield’s casual lover, Max Ashberg left on his business trip. In that time Trev’s realized two things. He’s head-over-heels in love with Max, and he’s falling for his new housemate, Grace Miles.Max has missed Trev like crazy. It’s time to lay his cards on the table and convince Trev they’d make a top pair. Trev’s looking for a housemate, and Max has the perfect candidate - himself. But Max’s game plan is shattered when he discovers a woman living in the room he’d tagged as his own.Grace never meant to fall for her new roomie, but the chemistry between them is too powerful to ignore. When the chemistry turns to live electricity in the midst of a power failure, there’s no denying the spark that flares between the two of them. There’s also no denying the shock when Grace walks in on Trev in bed…with a man.Now Trev has to up the ante. If he can introduce Max and Grace up to all the delicious possibilities that lie before them, there’ll be no limit to what the three of them can accomplish together.This contemporary erotic romance contains a ménage, dating & relationships, gambling & poker, adult themes, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2011) Samhain Publishing

Colors of Love

by Jess Dee

Their true colors are hidden…until one woman turns everything upside down.Rhythm of the Night, Book 2 from international multi-award winning, contemporary erotic romance author Jess Deeis an exciting tale of rock music, love, and a ménage romance you won’t forget. Colors of Love will have you reaching for the ice as Seth, Luke, and Kaz discover if their true colors will shine with love.Seth Pace, guitarist of the rock band Speed, is a born dreamer, and nothing stands in his way to making those dreams a reality. Except when it comes to band manager Luke Struthers. He’s everything Seth wants in a partner, but after five years of perfectly explosive sex, Luke still refuses to commit.After a childhood ravaged by abuse, Luke knows he’s a potential danger to anyone foolish enough to love him. Seth is safer without him, but Luke has no idea how to cut him loose painlessly. Until he spots Seth’s kind of woman—pretty, smart, friendly.The plan: seduce her into a sexy threesome, then leave the two alone to fall in love. Problem solved.A night of excitement with the two hottest men on the planet? Yeah, baby! Yet Kaz’s inborn ability to read auras tells her something isn’t right. It’s obvious Seth and Luke are madly in love, but subtle clues in Luke’s aura signal he’s up to something. She’s not sure what, but if she doesn’t do something quick, the two men she’s quickly come to adore will wind up without the happily ever after they both deserve.This contemporary erotic romance contains a sexy rock star, singer musician, ménage and adult themes. Colors of Love is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2011) Samhain Publishing

Raising the Stakes

by Jess Dee

Play out the hand her way…or fold?He need to think long and hard about the rules of this game, and it’s not poker rules he’s worried about. Raising the Stakes, Book 2 of the Three of a Kind series from multi-award winning, bestselling, contemporary erotic romance author Jess Dee is a passion filled ménage romance that will leave you breathless.It's taken Desmond Reed four years to finally see what's been right in front of him all this time: his best friend, Megan Loxley. But he's waited too long. Megan’s fallen for his poker buddy, Alex Truman. Des wants to grab hold of Megan and haul her as far away from Alex as he can get her. Only Alex isn’t letting Megan go for all the chips on the table. Des can play his hand and reveal his true feelings, but the wager is huge. He stands to lose his best friend…or win the biggest jackpot of his life.Then Megan raises the stakes. She loves Alex, but she loves Des too. Rather than give one of them up, she’s betting on both men. Now Des has a choice: stick around and play by Megan’s rules, or forfeit his hand—the woman he loves—to another man. This contemporary erotic romance contains a ménage, dating & relationships, gambling & poker, adult themes, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Previously Published: (2010) Samhain Publishing

Dare Me

by Lexxie Couper

Defying death is the ultimate dare. Defying love? Well, that's just stupid!Award winning erotic romance author Lexxie Couper presents a thrilling international romance between an English doctor and a devil may care Australian cancer survivor. Between her patient’s cocky attitude and her duty as a doctor, Emily Knox is faced with a decision that may change her life forever! Dare Me, Book 2 in the bestselling Dare series will keep you spellbound from beginning to end!

Hidden Fire

by Jess Dee

Dirty desires, dark secrets…deepest love!Hidden Fire explodes with fiery passion as Garreth Halt and Jenna Brooks are reunited in Book 2 of the Fire series by multi-award winning, contemporary erotic romance author Jess Dee. This stunning tale of second chances will keep you on the edge of your seat as Garreth struggles to knocks down the barriers Jenna has built over the years. The prize if he is successful...the happily-ever-after he's been denied for too many years.Well, this is an unexpected twist. Jenna Brooks is all set to spend the weekend wallowing in misery, repairing the cracks in the façade she’s maintained for twelve years. Instead…she's tied to a chair. Kidnapped by her own twin brother and her so-called best friend.It’s for her own good, they say. She’ll thank them later, they say. But when they reveal her partner in captivity, she shores up her emotional barriers. It’s Garreth Halt. The one man for whom she let her guard down. What a fool she was.For one electrifying moment, Garreth had Jenna naked in his arms, on the edge of losing her legendary control. Could have kept her there forever, too, if he hadn’t felt honor-bound to tell her the truth. Before she’d heard the whole truth, though, she’d retreated behind the fortress around her heart.Now they’re knee to knee, with no escape. With one final chance to show her his love is real, Garreth methodically, wickedly, sets out to dismantle her defenses. One dirty word at a time.This contemporary erotic ménage romance contains comedy, dating, friendship and is a passion filled romance. Hidden Fire is not intended for readers under the age of 18.Previously Published: (2010) Samhain Publishing


by Lila Dubois

Maybe secretly experimenting with aphrodisiacs isn't the best way to get the man of your deepest desires into your bed ... but it's a darn good place to start! Ann Cory's sense of humor shines through in her hot, romantic comedy, Saucy Minx. The warriors of Den are unparalleled in their ferocity in battle and relentless pride, but their warrior-heart, nephew of the King, fiercest of all, was lost to Den when he disappeared into the ranks of the Temple army.Anleeh spent five long years working to forget from where he'd come. No one would imagine that the calm and debonair Lord Justice was once a barbarian warrior who bathed in the blood of his enemies. Terrified of ever losing the control he fought so hard to gain, Anleeh vows never to return to his homeland of Den.Sheltered all her life in the Temple, Siara longs for adventure. Saddled with grave responsibility due to her studious and steady nature, Siara wants to leave it all behind for a life of great adventure and purpose. When the newly crowned king and queen recruit her as an ambassador to the far off land of Den, she leaps at the opportunity. Her companion, Lord Anleeh, is not so eager.If they are to succeed Anleeh must not only strip Siara of the trappings of civility, but demand her submission. Anything less than her complete obedience and loyalty will make them vulnerable to attack in a world where fighting and sex are considered close kin. Siara surprises him with not only her strength, but her passion and spirit. They discover exquisite pleasure and unexpected understanding in each other's arms. Yet, Anleeh hides the truth of what he was from Siara, even as he feels his beast crawling beneath his skin.But Siara has a secret of her own.When Anleeh loses all control, succumbing to the unrestrained battle madness of his people, Siara must chose between saving herself and risking it all to save the man she loves.Content Notes: D/s, Spanking, public sex


by Lila Dubois

Lord Moregon needs a wife but not just any wife will do.Aketa is a farm girl, raised on the outskirts of the magnificent Great City. When a proclamation is issued, inviting all eligible females to attend a ball at the Palace for a chance to be Lord Moregon's bride, Aketa dismisses it. She would never win the hand of a noble Lord. Her haunting past and scarred face are enough to drive any man away, never mind one who has his pick of any woman in the city.But Moregon's requirements in a wife are far from normal. She must be a woman of exceptional spirit and strength. Most importantly she must be brave enough to face the whips and chains of Moregon's world.When Aketa meets and falls in love with the handsome and kind Moregon she resolves to do anything, endure anything, to win him.Content Notes: Bondage, Spanking, Caning, Suspension, Clamps, D/s, light cbt

Sunset Knight

by Sami Lee

Good things come to those who dare!Chasing Knight, Book 2 in the Sunset series from award winning Australian erotic romance author Sami Lee is a sizzling romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Discover what happens when the bad boy meets the good girl and sparks fly.Lana Green is looking for a lover. At twenty-three, she's more than ready to shed her shyness and shake up the status quo. Lucky her, the aloof bad boy she's always wanted to shake it with, Brody Nash, is back in town. Too bad he barely knows she's alive. Then an unexpected kiss makes her think her days of lusting from a distance are over. Despite the fact she's no femme fatale and has zero clue how to seduce a man, she sets out to do exactly that. Brody hardly recognizes the alluring woman as the same gawky computer geek he left in Graceville six months ago. Lana has him spellbound, but his temporary stay in town is strictly business--running his friend's restaurant while the man's on his honeymoon. Brody doesn't do relationships, and he doesn't do permanent. But when he finds her asleep on his boat, he can't keep his hands, or any other part of his anatomy, to himself. Things get complicated when he discovers what he thought was a casual sexual encounter has just cured her of the one thing she wanted to get rid of--her virginity. This contemporary erotic romance contains light bondage, small town friendships, beaches, and adult content and situations, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Previously Published: (2010) Samhain PublishingSunset1. Chasing Sunset2. Sunset KnightAshton Heights Fire1. Burning Up2. Giving Off Sparks3. Hot In Here

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