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by Denise Fleming

It's time for lunch, and one little mouse is famished! In fact, he's so hungry that once he starts eating, he can't stop. He sinks his teeth into a crisp white turnip, gobbles up some orange carrots, devours an ear of yellow corn, then tosses back some tender green peas. He's full, but this mouse keeps on munching until his bulging belly won't hold another bite. Parents will see their own toddlers in this perky tale, and toddlers won't get enough of the gregarious little mouse.

Lunch at the Zoo: What Zoo Animals Eat and Why

by Joyce Altman

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what zoo animals eat, and why. How do you feed a hungry crocodile without becoming dinner yourself? What do you feed a baby porcupine? Do elephants need vitamin pills? In the wild, animals can usually find the foods they need to eat. But zoo animals can't go out and search for their own meals. Instead, nutritionists must discover what foods each animal needs to stay healthy and happy. Whether serving lunch to poisonous snakes, making dinner for a thousand animals at once, or caring for babies who have lost their mothers, life for the zoo staff is never dull. This fascinating and informative book looks behind the scenes at some of the largest zoos in the country to discover what--and how--they feed their animals.

Lunch Boxes And Snacks: Over 120 Healthy Recipes from Delicious Sandwiches and Salads to Hot Soups and Sweet Treats

by Annabel Karmel

Packing your child's lunch box doesn't have to mean another peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a bag of chips. Renowned children's cooking and nutrition expert Annabel Karmel shares more than 120 healthy, creative recipe ideas as well as time-saving hints and tips that will help you make a complete and nutritious lunch without increasing the chaos of your morning routine. Lunch Boxes and Snacks is packed with mouthwatering recipes that can boost your child's brainpower, increase energy, and strengthen the immune system. You'll find a wide range of delicious and easy lunch ideas, from Oriental Turkey Wraps, Individual Focaccia Pizzas, and Chicken Superfood Salad to Trail Mix Bars and Fruit on a Stick, that guarantee that your child will be the envy of the cafeteria. In Lunch Boxes and Snacks you will find: Inspirations for hot meals that can be packed in a thermos for winter days; Quick recipes that can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge or freezer; Tips to get your child involved in the lunch-making process; Helpful hints on packing your child's lunch box so that food stays safe to eat. With Annabel's help, even the busiest parents can easily pack a healthy and tasty lunch that their child will look forward to eating.

Lunch Bunnies

by Kathryn Lasky

Clyde, the rabbit, is ready to start school, but after talking with his brother, he is worried about what will happen at lunchtime.

Lunch Walks Among Us

by Jim Benton

Franny K. Stein is not your average girl--she's a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny's class think she's weird, wacky, and just plain creepy. Tired of being stared at, Franny decides to attempt her most dangerous experiment yet--she's going to fit in. But when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks the class, everyone knows only a true mad scientist can save the day. But has Franny lost her creepy, crawly ways?

Luncheon of the Boating Party

by Susan Vreeland

Bestselling author Susan Vreeland returns with a vivid exploration of one of the most beloved Renoir paintings in the worldInstantly recognizable, Auguste Renoir's masterpiece depicts a gathering of his real friends enjoying a summer Sunday on a café terrace along the Seine near Paris. A wealthy painter, an art collector, an Italian journalist, a war hero, a celebrated actress, and Renoir's future wife, among others, share this moment of la vie moderne, a time when social constraints were loosening and Paris was healing after the Franco-Prussian War. Parisians were bursting with a desire for pleasure and a yearning to create something extraordinary out of life. Renoir shared these urges and took on this most challenging project at a time of personal crises in art and love, all the while facing issues of loyalty and the diverging styles that were tearing apart the Impressionist group. Narrated by Renoir and seven of the models and using settings in Paris and on the Seine, Vreeland illuminates the gusto, hedonism, and art of the era. With a gorgeous palette of vibrant, captivating characters, she paints their lives, loves, losses, and triumphs in a brilliant portrait of her own.

Lupita's First Dance

by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Lupe Ruiz-Flores Gabhor Utomo

Lupita is excited about dancing la raspa, a Mexican folk dance, with her first-grade class at a celebration of Childrens Day. But she's devastated when she learns right before the show that her partner Ernesto sprained his right ankle. She had been practicing for weeks. And now her family won't get to see her, swishing and swaying in her beautiful dress full of colorful ribbons.

Lupus The Facts

by Graham Hughes

This easy-to-read book explains Lupus. How does Lupus affect people? What can be done if someone develops lupus?

Lupus Q&A Revised and Updated, 3rd edition

by Robert H. Phillips Robert G. Lahita

A revised and updated edition of the bestselling resource for lupus patients, their families, and medical professionals A perennial bestseller, Lupus Q&A is the go-to guide for sufferers of a chronic autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.4 million people in the United States alone. Characterized by achy joints and skin rashes, lupus often mimics other diseases, making it tricky to diagnose and treat. In this completely revised and updated edition, Dr. Robert Lahita and Dr. Robert Phillips--leading experts on lupus--discuss topics in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow Q&A format. Lahita and Phillips review the newest drugs and explore beneficial complementary and alternative treatments, including new data on hormone use. Demystifying everything from diagnosis to the disease's psychological impact, Lupus Q&A prepares readers to face the challenges ahead--and to restore their health and their lives.

The Lure

by Lynne Ewing

From Lynne Ewing, bestselling author of Drive-By and the Daughters of the Moon series, comes a gritty, sexy novel about a teen who is forced to become a "lure"--a beautiful girl used by her street gang to seduce and entrap rival gang members.The Lure tells the story of fifteen-year-old Blaise Montgomery, who lives on the dangerous outskirts of Washington, DC, where a stray bullet can steal a life on the way to school and death lurks around every corner. Drugs and violence are the only way to survive, so Blaise and her friends turn to gangs for safety, money, and love. And when Blaise is accepted into one of the toughest gangs in the city, she's finally part of a crew. A family.But as Blaise is put in increasingly dangerous situations--particularly as her gang's newest lure--she begins to see that there's more to lose than she ever realized. Should Blaise continue to follow the only path she's ever known, or cut and run?

The Lure and Legacy of Music at Versailles

by John Hajdu Heyer

Louis XIV and his court at Versailles had a profound influence on music in France and throughout Europe. In 1660 Louis visited Aix-en-Provence, a trip that resulted in political and cultural transformations throughout the region. Soon thereafter Aix became an important center of sacred music composition, eventually rivaling Paris for the quality of the composers it produced. John Hajdu Heyer documents the young king's visit and examines how he and his court deployed sacred music to enhance the royal image and secure the loyalty of the populace. Exploring the circle of composers at Aix, Heyer provides the most up-to-date and complete biographies in English of nine key figures, including Guillaume Poitevin, André Campra, Jean Gilles, François Estienne, and Antoine Blanchard. The book goes on to reveal how the history of political power in the region was reflected through church music, and how musicians were affected by contemporary events.

The Lure of Long Distances

by Robin Harvie

Robin Harvie was a fairly ordinary runner. He ran his first marathon after a bet. Then he found that although he couldn't run fast, he could run long distances--very long. A casual hobby turned into a 120-miles-a-week obsession, and a training route along the River Thames morphed into a promise to himself that he would tackle the oldest and toughest footrace on earth: the Spartathlon from Athens to Sparta. This race, a recreation of Pheidippides's legendary journey, is 150 miles long, crosses two mountain ranges, and is the toughest race on the ultradistance runner's calendar. It isn't at all ordinary. Harvie's experience--from the mundanity of daily training routes to the extreme tests of the desert's scorching heat and the darkest hours of the night--reveals the profoundly intoxicating experience of running, and the ways in which every mile taken is both a step further into the unknown and a pace deeper into the self.

The Lure of the Moonflower

by Lauren Willig

In the final Pink Carnation novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, Napoleon has occupied Lisbon, and Jane Wooliston, aka the Pink Carnation, teams up with a rogue agent to protect the escaped Queen of Portugal. Portugal, December 1807. Jack Reid, the British agent known as the Moonflower (formerly the French agent known as the Moonflower), has been stationed in Portugal and is awaiting his new contact. He does not expect to be paired with a woman--especially not the legendary Pink Carnation. All of Portugal believes that the royal family departed for Brazil just before the French troops marched into Lisbon. Only the English government knows that mad seventy-three-year-old Queen Maria was spirited away by a group of loyalists determined to rally a resistance. But as the French garrison scours the countryside, it's only a matter of time before she's found and taken. It's up to Jane to find her first and ensure her safety. But she has no knowledge of Portugal or the language. Though she is loath to admit it, she needs the Moonflower. Operating alone has taught her to respect her own limitations. But she knows better than to show weakness around the Moonflower--an agent with a reputation for brilliance, a tendency toward insubordination, and a history of going rogue.READERS GUIDE INCLUDEDFrom the Trade Paperback edition.


by Lori Devoti

Theo Malone was an alpha, not a lone rogue who needed to fight for a female. Still, something about Annie Cartwell called to him. Unclaimed and unaware that she had been turned into a werewolf, she was vulnerable to other wolves. . . and irresistibly attractive to Theo. His wolf had never reacted so strongly to a woman before--and Annie's new inner wolf had the same hunger for him. His scent made her feel safe, his touch soothed her. . . and the thought of Theo awoke fantasies of being claimed by him like she's never had before. But while they both longed to fully give in to their desire, Theo and Annie must struggle to control these new feelings. For someone set up Annie as bait, and no wolf was safe until he was caught. . . .

Lured by the Rich Rancher

by Kathie Denosky

If you want to truly know a cowboy...saddle up real close Chance Lassiter is comfortable on a horse, not in front of a camera. But public relations expert Felicity Sinclair thinks he'd be the perfect spokesman to restore the Lassiters' tarnished image. There isn't much the wealthy rancher wouldn't do for his family, so he welcomes the sexy consultant to his ranch, wondering if she'll sink or swim on his territory. Soon he's the one drowning-in passion. This city girl sure knows how to handle herself. But when it comes to handling him? It's time for Chance to show Felicity what a real cowboy is all about.

Luring a Lady

by Nora Roberts

Nothing in Sydney Hayward's background of wealth and privilege had prepared her to take the helm of her family's corporation. Her overflowing new responsibilities left no room for complications--and Mikhail Stanislaski was definitely a complication. Sydney had learned the hard way that she could never love anyone--least of all, this earthy, disturbingly masculine stranger who came from a world so different from her own.Still, the way she felt when he put his hands on her--strong, work-hardened hands--made her doubt her resolve to remain alone. This gifted man seemed to have a rare talent for luring a lady, even a very reluctant lady, into his arms....

Luscious Chocolate Desserts

by Lori Longbotham William Meppen

Sexy, rich, and good in bed--chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. And Luscious Chocolate Desserts is the ultimate chocolate cookbook. Lori Longbotham, author of the best-selling Luscious Lemon Desserts, delivers more than 70 of the best recipes for tantalizing cakes, sumptuous tarts and pies, velvety puddings and soufflés, plus melt-in-your-mouth cookies, ice cream, and candy--all with enough chocolate to satisfy even the deepest craving. Recipes run from simple-to-prepare chocolate pound cake and chocolate mousse pie to more elaborate desserts such as chocolate profiteroles with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce and the decadent mocha tiramisu. For those who don't know their cocoa from their cacao, this compendium for chocoholics educates readers from bean to bar, including how to choose from the many forms of chocolate available in today's markets, plus the basics of storing, chopping, melting, and--the best part--tasting them. Luscious Chocolate Desserts is pure chocolate satisfaction for proud chocolate lovers everywhere.

Luscious Coconut Desserts

by Lori Longbotham Lucy Schaeffer

When you think of coconuts, what comes to mind? Paradise, of course! Toasted, sugared, creamy, or crunchy, nothing compares to the flavor of coconut. Lori Longbotham, beloved author of the popular Luscious series--including Luscious Lemon Desserts and Luscious Chocolate Desserts offers a taste of paradise with over 60 recipes for coconut-based cakes, tarts, cookies, custards, sauces, and candies. From classic coconut cream pie to Coconut Pistachio Baklava, Lori's recipes are proof that sweets can be nutritious! Coconut is high in fiber, rich with vitamins and minerals, and utterly indulgent. This is a great resource for those who are delighted by coconuts!

Luscious Creamy Desserts

by France Ruffenach Lori Longbotham

Ready for melt-in-your-mouth goodness? These scrumptious recipes are the latest mouthwatering morsels from Lori Longbotham, author of the successful Luscious Desserts series. This volume is filled with secrets of how to make rich, creamy cakes, puddings, frozen desserts, and more. The recipes celebrate that wonderful soft texture, but also contrast it with crisp additions of pralines, cookies, and nuts. For beginning bakers, Custard and Caramel 101 offers a basic guide laden with tips and techniques, making preparation as simple and quick as possible. Better-than-Classic Butterscotch Pudding, Lemon and Ginger Brioche Bread Pudding, and Grand Marnier Pots de Crème are just a few of the inventive goodies that are guaranteed to become the new comfort foods.


by Lauren Dane

USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe... Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted--or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend's engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering--and she isn't about to deny herself. Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school--then they hit the big time and stayed there. He's also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good. What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can't figure out why Mary doesn't want more from him. And before long, it's Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he's got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he's worth more than a one-night stand...

Lush Life

by Richard Price

A tale of 2 Lower East sides: one a high-priced Bohemia, the other a home to hardship, its residents pushed to the edges of their time-honored turf.

The Lusitania

by Colin Simpson

An historical account of the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania.

Lusitania: Saga and Myth

by David Ramsay

An objective and enthralling account of the sinking of the Lusitania, which unravels many of the myths and, for the first time, explains the true significance of that terrible disaster. The saga of the Lusitania is one of the most remarkable in the annals of maritime history. State-of-the-art when she went into service and the first express liner to be equipped with steam turbines, she outclassed all her rivals. She triumphantly restored British supremacy on the North Atlantic passenger routes and became an acknowledged commercial success; she was highly popular with her regular passengers. Her sinking in May 1915 by a German U-boat, with heavy loss of life, was at that time the most savage attack on civilians in the course of war, and was widely denounced in allied and neutral countries. From that day her loss has become encrusted with legends (including conspiracy theories), many of them created by German propaganda. In this new book David Ramsay has unraveled those myths and legends and tells a clear and compelling saga of terrible maritime disaster and clashes among three powerful nations. It is a story of potentates and presidents, ambassadors and ministers of state, bankers, shipping magnates, spies, and, not least, Captain William Turner, who had to defend himself against charges of incompetence and fight for his reputation. Based on detailed research, this new book almost certainly contains the most objective account of the history of the liner and the circumstances surrounding her sinking. The sinking of Lusitania, which took a mere eighteen minutes, led to a loss of life comparable with the Titanic disaster, and the ramifications were felt across Europe and America; this masterly telling of the story will intrigue the general reader as much as it does the historian and enthusiast.

Lust for Leaf

by Alex Brown Evan George

Isa Moskowitz's Vegan With a Vengeance and Sarah Kramer's How It All Vegan! showed the world that plant-based cookbooks don't have to be full of sanctimonious text and wilted sprouts recipes. But why should vegans have all the fun? Food-blogging duo Alex Brown and Evan George--better known as Hot Knives--have shown their 60,000 monthly readers that vegetarians are "cheeky [and] over-the-top" too and "don't much care for established notions of propriety" (LA Weekly). This is the only cookbook you'll find with chapters called "Bro-tein" and "BBQ Mosh Pit," or filled with recipes for DIY Wieners and Patties, Sauce-y Explosions, Salsas that Hurt, Deep Sea Mushrooms, and Nachos that Cook Themselves. And don't forget dessert: try Hand-Cranked Cream Dreams and Booze You Can Eat.Hot Knives bring you vegetarianism with a new set of rules: "Enjoy your food, but party harder. Eat everything with your hands. Drink booze and fruit, not water. Make all of your junk food yourself. Cook at least half of everything you eat on an open fire. Switch to uppers, if possible."

Lust for Life

by Jeri Smith-Ready

EVERYONE'S OUT FOR BLOOD--HERS Ciara's con-artist parents taught her three keys to survival: keep low, keep quiet, and most of all, keep moving. But managing WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll--not to mention becoming a vampire herself--has kept her in one place long enough to fall madly in love, adopt an undead dog . . . . . . and make more enemies than she can shake a stake at. A psychotic DJ, a wanna-be necromancer, and a posse of vengeful hippies would all love to see Ciara get her day in the sun--literally. To protect Ciara, her fiancé, Shane, has traded his flannel shirt and guitar for a flak jacket and crossbow. If she survives to walk down the aisle, will she recognize the man waiting at the altar? In this final chapter of the award-winning WVMP RADIO series, Ciara must decide who to trust, whom to love--and whom to kill.

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