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ISBN: 9780553507539
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 18th, 2015

A special Story Time with local author Sarah Frances Hardy who will be launching her new picture book, DRESS ME!

By Sarah Frances Hardy (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781632204233
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Published: Sky Pony Press - May 5th, 2015

Identical twins, Kathy and Maggie, yearned to camp out in their backyard with their older brother, Billy, one long, hot summer night. Only thing is, it's Billy's tenth birthday and the campout is part of his birthday wish. Kathy grouses until she gets her wish granted-and, as the saying goes, you better watch what you wish for! Let the adventures begin! The twins invite a guest over for the campout and outnumber the boys 3-2.

$9.95
ISBN: 9781938230981
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Published: Vabella Publishing - April 7th, 2015

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Have you ever taught an octopus to roll over? It's harder than it looks. Discover why octopuses make the best pets in this charming picture book about friendship and embracing individuality

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ISBN: 9781492601500
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 7th, 2015

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From the author of the acclaimed GLORY BE, a novel that celebrates baseball, fast piano, and small-town living in the wake of the Vietnam War.

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ISBN: 9780545538244
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 6th, 2015

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Jon Voelkel grew up in Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia, all the while dreaming of a boring life in suburbia. Eventually, having survived monkey stew, an attack by giant rats, and a plane crash in the jungle, he rolled up his hammock and decamped to Europe.

Meanwhile, growing up in a sedate seaside town in northern England, Pamela Craik Voelkel was dreaming of travel and adventure. The pair met in London, where they both worked in advertising. They went on to help found an award-winning agency, for which Jon was named one of the fifty most creative minds in Britain by the Financial Times. The authors' first book in the Jaguar Stones series, Middleworld, was an Al Roker Book Club pick.

The Voelkels now live in Vermont with their three children. You can visit them online at www.jaguarstones.com.

 

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The epic conclusion to the exciting Jaguar Stones series and a rip-roaring adventure into the heart of America!

With his parents in jail and the Maya Death Lords in possession of all five Jaguar Stones, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is pretty sure that he'll never get to leave the rainforest.

But the Lords of Death have a problem--a new king calling himself Great Sun claims to have the Jaguar Stones, too. And they want Max to prove the guy's a fraud. Or else.

Now, Max, and Lola, the mysterious girl who befriends him, are off on another wild adventure that will take them from Central America to New Orleans and up the Mississippi to the lost city at the heart of America's past.

But one thing Max should have learned after all of this dealings with the Death Lords -- they never keep their promises.

 

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ISBN: 9781606843765
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Published: Egmontusa - February 10th, 2015

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From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, comes a poignant story of one hamster's struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isn't much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he'll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg's expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster's-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.

*Chris Van Allsburg will also join us on Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, Elyria hurtles into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers, and sleeping in fields, forests, and public parks.
Her risky and often surreal encounters with the people and wildlife of New Zealand propel Elyria deeper into her deteriorating mind. Haunted by her sister’s death and consumed by an inner violence, her growing rage remains so expertly concealed that those who meet her sense nothing unwell. This discord between her inner and outer reality leads her to another obsession: If her truest self is invisible and unknowable to others, is she even alive?
The risks Elyria takes on her journey are paralleled by the risks Catherine Lacey takes on the page. In urgent, spiraling prose she whittles away at the rage within Elyria and exposes the very real, very knowable anxiety of the human condition. And yet somehow Lacey manages to poke fun at her unrelenting self-consciousness, her high-stakes search for the dark heart of the self. In the spirit of Haruki Murakami and Amelia Gray, Nobody Is Ever Missing is full of mordant humor and uncanny insights, as Elyria waffles between obsession and numbness in the face of love, loss, danger, and self-knowledge.
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ISBN: 9780547315829
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - November 4th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780374534493
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - July 8th, 2014

 
 

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In true southern style, Goodnight Ole Miss introduces readers of all ages to this historic University, which opened its doors to students in 1848. Colorful illustrations and rhymes give a glimpse of the intangible spirit and love of tradition at Ole Miss. Notable alumni include William Faulkner, Archie and Eli Manning and Michael Oher of The Blind Side.

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ISBN: 9781467545259
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Published: Ampersand, Inc. - February 14th, 2014

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