The acclaimed creators of CATHERINE AND LAURENCE ANHOLT’S BIG BOOK OF FAMILIES take an affectionate, amusing look at the everyday world of little (and not so little) children.What are babies like? How about big kids? And everyone in between? With signature bright colors and bouncy verse, Catherine and Laurence Anholt offer a warm tribute to children everywhere. Their charming vignettes fill five chapters:—Very Little Children
—Little Children’s Likes and Loves
—How Little Children Feel
—What Little Children Do
—Little Children’s Families
Drawing on their own considerable experience as parents, the authors of CATHERING AND LAURENCE ANHOLT’S BIG BOOK OF LITTLE CHILDREN explore children’s likes and loves, hates and hopes, feelings and friends, favorite activities, families, and more, all with heartfelt perception and an abundance of humor.DETAILS
HardcoverPublished by CandlewickAug 11, 2003 | 80 Pages | 10-1/4 x 8-1/2 | 2-5 years | ISBN 9780763622107
Frannie B. Miller already has her résumé, business cards, and mustard packets (they’re so much more grown up than ketchup). So why is it taking her eleventeen hundred years to find work?
Join Frannie as she tries her hand at radio hosting, waitressing, and even running a doggy day care. This collection of the first three books in the series includes Frankly, Frannie, Doggy Day Care, and Check, Please!
DETAILSPaperbackPublished by Grosset & DunlapAug 07, 2014 | 384 Pages | 5-1/8 x 7-5/8 | 6-8 years | ISBN 9780448484617
Babies and toddlers join in an exuberant celebration of books of all shapes and sizes in this charming picture book. For little kids, books can be anything from a chair, to a tower, to a hat. But once little ones discover the magical world that can be found inside a book, the best thing a book can be—is a book! This joy of discovery is evident on the faces of these little kids as they open up a book and find a favorite story.
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
May 27, 2014 | 32 Pages | 10 x 10-1/2 | 3-7 years | ISBN 9780385375061
A picture-book treat for the youngest dog lovers.
Dog loves books SO much he opens his very own bookstore. At first he’s short of customers. But that’s all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends—or fun. And when customers begin arriving, he knows just which books to recommend.
Louise Yates’s expressive little white dog—and his many expressive doggie customers—extend an irresistible invitation to the very youngest to try reading. It’s fun!
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Jul 27, 2010 | 32 Pages | 8-3/4 x 10-1/2 | 3-7 years | ISBN 9780375864490*Red Hen Pick
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who is new to the series.
This stunning box set features the reissued editions of books 1-4, all with gorgeous covers that hark back to the era in which the series was first published. This beautiful and deluxe set is a must-have for all collectors and is also the perfect gift for hooking new readers on the girl sleuth.
Published by Grosset & Dunlap
Oct 13, 2015 | 768 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780448490052
From zooming Cars and honking Trucks, to speeding Boats and high-flying Planes, fans of Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go will will be thrilled to zip around town with this adventurous boxed set featuring four board books. Children will love climbing behind the wheel of their favorite vehicles in these fast and fun books perfect for preschoolers on the go!
Published by Golden Books
Sep 08, 2015 | 24 Pages | 4-1/4 x 5-3/4 | Baby-3 | ISBN 9780375875229
This beautiful boxed set of five Little Golden Books includes a springy mix of titles featuring bunnies, baby animals, two gardening children, and more, at the value Golden Books is known for: Home for a Bunny, Where Do Giggles Come From?, The Little Red Hen, Two Little Gardeners, and Baby Farm Animals.
Jan 08, 2013 | 24 Pages | 6-5/8 x 8 | 2-5 years | ISBN 9780307980618
With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.”
Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!
Mar 09, 2010 | 32 Pages | 8-1/2 x 11 | 3-7 years | ISBN 9780375846823
In the far future, unbeknown to humankind, an apocalyptic war is brewing. Fearsome, vengeful Demons rage at the boundaries of the world, held at bay by a spell called the Forbidding. But now that barrier is dying. Evil is beginning to break through. And only the Chosen can banish the Demons back to their realm.
Wil Ohmsford is a healer, not a fighter; a man of duty, not great deeds. But this epic battle seeks him out, for he holds the Elfstones: mysterious protective talismans passed down by his grandfather. Wil is recruited to act as guardian to the Elf girl Amberle, who must venture far to deliver a seed that will help the Forbidding to grow again. The fate of civilization rests upon her shoulders—and the completion of her mission rests upon Wil’s. Now, as the forces of darkness descend, Wil and Amberle embark on a perilous journey, placing their faith in each other to survive the bloodthirsty terrors that await.
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Del Rey
Dec 12, 1983 | 576 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-7/8 | ISBN 9780345285546
An ancient evil is stirring, intent on the complete destruction of all life. The Druid Allanon sets out on a dangerous journey to save the world, reluctantly aided by Brin Ohmsford, daughter of Wil Ohmsford—for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. But a prophecy foretells doom, as evil nurses its plan to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.
Jul 12, 1988 | 512 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-7/8 | ISBN 9780345356369
A dark and twisted Victorian melodrama, like Alice in Wonderland goes to Hell, from the author of The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath.
Two orphans, Pedrock and Boo Boo, are sent to live in the sinister village of Darkwound. There they meet and befriend the magical and dangerous Mr Loveheart and his neighbour, Professor Hummingbird, a recluse who collects rare butterflies. Little do they know that Professor Hummingbird has attracted the wrath of a demon named Mr Angelcakes.
One night, Mr Angelcakes visits Boo Boo and carves a butterfly onto her back. Boo Boo starts to metamorphose into a butterfly/human hybrid, and is kidnapped by Professor Hummingbird. When Mr Loveheart attempts to rescue her with the aid of Detective White and Constable Walnut, they too are turned into butterflies.
Caught between Professor Hummingbird and the demon Angelcakes, Loveheart finds himself entangled in a web much wider and darker than he could have imagined, and a plot that leads him right to the Prime Minister and even Queen Victoria herself …
Published by Angry Robot
Aug 04, 2015 | 336 Pages | 5-1/8 x 7-3/4 | ISBN 9780857664457
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
DRUMS OF AUTUMN
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743. Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.
Published by Dell
Apr 28, 2015 | ISBN 9781101887486
Published by BBC Books
Apr 23, 2013 | 320 Pages | 5 x 7-3/4 | ISBN 9781849905169
Apr 23, 2013 | 320 Pages | 5 x 7-3/4 | ISBN 9781849905244
Brad Thor meets Avatar in this timely thriller for the drone age as award-winning author Christopher Golden spins the troubles of today into the apocalypse of tomorrow.
After political upheaval, economic collapse, and environmental disaster, the world has become a hotspot, boiling over into chaos of near apocalyptic proportions. In this perpetual state of emergency, all that separates order from anarchy is the military might of a United States determined to keep peace among nations waging a free-for-all battle for survival and supremacy.
But a conflict unlike any before demands an equally unprecedented fighting force on its front lines. Enter the Remote Infantry Corps: robot soldiers deployed in war zones around the world, controlled by human operators thousands of miles from the action. PFC Danny Kelso is one of these “Tin Men,” stationed with his fellow platoon members at a subterranean base in Germany, steering their cybernetic avatars through combat in the civil-war-ravaged streets of Syria. Immune to injury and death, this brave new breed of American warrior has a battlefield edge that’s all but unstoppable—until a flesh-and-blood enemy targets the Tin Men’s high-tech advantage in a dangerously game-changing counter strike.
When anarchists unleash a massive electromagnetic pulse, short-circuiting the world’s technology, Kelso and his comrades-in-arms find themselves trapped—their minds tethered within their robot bodies and, for the first time, their lives at risk.
Now, with rocket-wielding “Bot Killers” gunning for them, and desperate members of the unit threatening to go rogue, it’s the worst possible time for the Tin Men to face their most crucial mission. But an economic summit is under terrorist attack, the U.S. president is running for his life, and the men and women of the 1st Remote Infantry Division must take the fight to the next level—if they want to be the last combatants standing, not the first of their kind to fall forever.
Published by Ballantine Books
Jun 23, 2015 | 352 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780345548856
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.
An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.
For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.
The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
Apr 05, 2016 | 496 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9781101883075
Jack Brennan is a Marine Corps sergeant whose infantry squad has been cleared to return home from a grueling deployment to Afghanistan. A few years prior, Sergeant Brennan lost one of his closest friends—a young combat veteran—to suicide and has vowed to do everything in his power to keep his Marines from a similar fate. On their last night in-country, Brennan, who has long kept a tattered copy of the Odyssey with him on deployment, shares his version of Homer’s classic with his fellow soldiers to help prepare them for the transition back home.
Brennan plunges into a rich retelling of Odysseus’s long journey home from the battlefield at Troy, during which Odysseus and his men confront numerous obstacles—from the lure of a psychedelic lotus plant to ghoulish shades in the Land of the Dead to the seductive songs of the deadly Sirens—as they try to make it back to Greece. Along the way, Brennan and his fellow Marines map the struggles faced by Odysseus and his men onto their own—isolation, addiction, guilt, depression, and loss. Through his retelling, Brennan reminds his squad that the gulf separating the battlefield from the home front is deep, wide, and sometimes hard to cross—that it is possible to travel all the way home and, like the characters in the Odyssey, still feel lost at sea.
Tragic, poignant, and at times funny and hopeful, The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan brilliantly conveys the profound challenges that many of today’s veterans face upon returning to civilian life, even as it tells “the oldest war story of all time.”
Published by Pantheon
Apr 05, 2016 | 160 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780375715167
The New York Times bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London.
The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest young women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end—and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.
Bent on justice, Ursula hatches a plan: take Anne’s place as stenographer to the reclusive poet Valerie, Lady Fulbrook. There are dark rumors about Lord Fulbrook, and his gloomy mansion in Mapstone Square seems the logical starting point for an undercover investigation.
Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. But if this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the darker side of polite society and a den of iniquity called the Olympus Club. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer—and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well…
Published by Jove
Mar 29, 2016 | 432 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-3/4 | ISBN 9780515156065Steam Rating: Steady Rolling Boil
For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.
After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him.
Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else’s property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.
Published by Razorbill
Apr 05, 2016 | 416 Pages | 6 x 9 | Young Adult | ISBN 9781595148414*Red Hen PickSteam Rating: Intermittent BoilAQ Rating: Don't Go Alone
PaperbackPublished by Knopf Books for Young ReadersOct 15, 2013 | 576 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | Young Adult| ISBN 9780385754729
PaperbackPublished by G.P. Putnam’s SonsApr 05, 2016 | 336 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | Young Adult| ISBN 9780425278109ETL Rating: Moderate Sobbing
HardcoverPublished by BerkleyApr 05, 2016 | 384 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780425281215
PaperbackPublished by Prometheus BooksNov 01, 2002 | 256 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781591020288
With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.
HardcoverPublished by VikingFeb 02, 2016 | 336 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780525429562
Includes an Introduction by Anne Perry and a New Afterword by Regina Barreca. Indisputably the greatest fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes lives on—in films, on television, and of course through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s inimitable craft. These twenty-two stories show Holmes at his brilliant best.THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BANDA SCANDAL IN BOHEMIATHE RED-HEADED LEAGUETHE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLETHE NAVAL TREATYTHE FINAL PROBLEMTHE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MENTHE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHESTHE CROOKED MANTHE RESIDENT PATIENTTHE GREEK INTERPRETERTHE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDERTHE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLISTTHE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSETHE FIVE ORANGE PIPSTHE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERYTHE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONSTHE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOLTHE MUSGRAVE RITUALTHE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIPTHE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAINTHE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
Mass Market PaperbackPublished by SignetApr 01, 2014 | 544 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-3/4 | ISBN 9780451467652
PaperbackPublished by Puffin BooksMar 06, 2014 | 160 Pages | 5 x 7 | Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780147510983
My favorite out of this inventory thus far-fairy tale re-tellings are among my absolute favorite types of books. I highly recommend this book for lovers of Neil Gaiman or fairy tale retellings.
In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories.
This story was originally published (without illustrations) in Rags & Bones (Little, Brown, 2013). This is the first time it is being published as an illustrated, stand-alone edition, and the book is a beautiful work of art.
Jane Cabrera's signature animals celebrate Christmas with joy and love in this adaptation of the beloved holiday song. Her cheerful illustrations show magic mice, drumming dogs, skiing squirrels, and a whole crowd of festive creatures. Accompanying the colorful art and jolly text is sheet music set to Cabrera's lyrics.
A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! When you've returned home, the journey's still not over—M. E. Furman provides recipes for children to bake some of Santa's cookies for themselves.
A World of Cookies for Santa is a multicultural celebration that families will return to year after year.