New Arrivals 8/26/14

New books on our shelves this week.

 

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The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250022066
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 26th, 2014

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Louise Penny's The Long Way Home is an intriguing Chief Inspector Gamache Novel.


The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062335944
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Harper - August 26th, 2014

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.


The Miniaturist: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062306814
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Published: Ecco - August 26th, 2014

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery, in the tradition of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant.

”There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . .“


Summer of the Dead: A Novel (Bell Elkins Novels #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250044730
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: Minotaur Books - August 26th, 2014

High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia—but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain.


Lisette's List Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781400068173
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Published: Random House - August 26th, 2014

From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as "Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, "and" Clara and Mr. Tiffany, "comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war.


F Cover Image
By Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Janeway (Translator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780307911810
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Published: Pantheon Books - August 26th, 2014

"F is for family. F is for fortune. F is for fraud. F is for fate."
From the internationally acclaimed author of "Measuring the World, " here is a dazzling tragicomedy about three brothers whose father takes on the occult and both wins and loses.


Diary of the Fall Cover Image
By Michel Laub, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
ISBN: 9781590516515
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Other Press (NY) - August 26th, 2014

From one ofGranta's Best Young Brazilian Novelists, a literary masterpiece that will break your heart


The Minotaur's Head: An Inspector Mock Investigation Cover Image
By Marek Krajewski, Danusia Stok (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781612193427
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Published: Melville International Crime - August 26th, 2014

The fourth volume in the Inspector Eberhard Mock Quintet, the series called "As Noir as it gets" by the The Independent.


The Shadow of the Wind (Penguin Drop Caps) Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by), Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780143126393
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2014

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische 


Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612194158
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Published: Melville House - August 26th, 2014

A New York Times Best Seller

“Powerful...an important read."Publishers Weekly

New York Times
bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football


Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780809058372
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 26th, 2014

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it


Bolano: A Biography in Conversations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612193472
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Published: Melville House - September 30th, 2014

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, the author of the international bestsellers The Savage Detectives and 2666


Bleeding Edge: A Novel Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780143125754
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

A New York Times besteller!


Silver Bay: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780143126485
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change.


Kind of Cruel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143124627
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

Brilliantly executed psychological suspense (Booklist, starred review) from the bestselling author of The Wrong Mother
When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change.
She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia.


Sister Mother Husband Dog: (Etc.) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142181096
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Published: Plume - August 26th, 2014

Bestselling author Delia Ephron shares a deeply personal collection of stories and essays, anchored by a loving remembrance of her sister Nora.
 


The Humanity Project: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142180907
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Published: Plume - August 26th, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Year We Left Home and A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl, this dazzling novel is hailed as an “instantly addictive...tale of yearning, paradox, and hope.” (Booklist)
 


The Impersonator: A Mystery (A Roaring Twenties Mystery #1) Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9781250054302
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 26th, 2014

In 1917, Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and sole heiress to her family's vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Beckett thinks he's found her: a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse is a dead ringer for his missing niece. But when Oliver confronts the girl, he learns he's wrong. Orphaned young, Leah Randall has been acting since she was a toddler.


Babayaga: A Novel of Witches in Paris Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250050298
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Published: Picador - August 26th, 2014

The year is 1959, and strange events are brewing in Paris, a city where nothing (and no one) is as it seems.

We meet Will, who hails from Detroit and works at an international advertising agency, which is also a front for the CIA. Then there's the enchanting Zoya, who could cast a spell with her looks—and, as a witch, she often does (she also recently impaled her ex on a spike).


Private Down Under Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781455529780
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 26th, 2014

The world's most exclusive detective agency opens a new office-in Australia!

With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors.


Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125792
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York’s underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transactions between rich and poor that secretly weaves together the whole city.


Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780345806352
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Published: Vintage - August 26th, 2014

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.


Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125785
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

The Oscar-shortlisted documentary Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, finds its origins in Eric Schlosser's book and continues to explore the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America's nuclear aresenal.

A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weapons


An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062225801
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Published: Ecco - August 26th, 2014

An Appetite for Wonder is a disarming account of world-famous evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins's early life, from his childhood in colonial East Africa to the writing of one of the twentieth century's seminal works, The Selfish Gene.


Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780143125822
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

A revelatory and timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever


Silence: A Christian History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125815
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

A provocative meditation on the role of silence in Christian tradition by the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity


The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143126089
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

In the page-turning tradition of Black Hawk Down, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai


Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062283085
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Published: Ecco - August 26th, 2014

Noise explores the human dramas that have revolved around sound at various points in the last 100,000 years, allowing us to think in fresh ways about the meaning of our collective past.


Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781568589534
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Published: Bold Type Books - September 2nd, 2014

Foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders

Fresh from the first 10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy.

Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media an


The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780345803030
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Published: Anchor - August 26th, 2014

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 


Collision 2012: The Future of Election Politics in a Divided America Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780143125686
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

From the bestselling author of "The Battle for America" "2008" and longtime "Washington Post "correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race


Sisters Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780545540605
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Published: Graphix - August 26th, 2014

Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile!


Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 (Captain Underpants #11) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780545504904
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

Laugh out loud with Captain Underpants, the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Dog Man!


Escape From Lucien (Amulet #6) Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9780545433150
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Published: Graphix - August 26th, 2014

Kazu Kibuishi's #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!

Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets.


Nuts to You Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780060092757
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 26th, 2014

How far would you go for a friend? In Nuts to You, the funny and moving illustrated novel by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, two squirrels go very far indeed to save a friend who has been snatched up by a hawk. Nuts to You “begs to be read aloud . . . another completely original and exceptional package from Perkins,” said the Horn Book.


Uni the Unicorn Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780385375559
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Amy Krouse Rosenthal's New York Times bestselling picture book about a unicorn who believes that little girls are REAL is perfect for anyone interested in stories of friendship, unicorns, and the power of believing!
 


Take Away the a Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781592701568
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 9th, 2014

Take Away the A is a fun, imaginative romp through the alphabet. The idea behind the book is that within every language there are words that change and become a different word through the simple subtraction of a single letter. In other words, without the "A," the Beast is Best.


The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies #5) Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062194725
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Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2014

The fifth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series!

The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.


The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine, Book Two) Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780385741415
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 26th, 2014

From James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling MAZE RUNNER series, comes the second book in the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Eye of Minds and The Game of Lives


A Little Something Different: Fourteen Viewpoints, One Love Story Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250061454
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Published: Swoon Reads - August 26th, 2014

14 viewpoints, one love story. Sandy Hall’s debut novel is an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from multiple perspectives.


yolo (Internet Girls, The) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419708718
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Published: Amulet Books - August 26th, 2014

Through texts and messages, the mega-bestselling, beloved Internet Girls series followed the ups and downs of school for three very different, very close friends. Now it’s freshman year of college for the winsome threesome, and *everything* is different. For one, the best friends are facing their first semester apart. Way, way apart.


Positive: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780062342515
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Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2014

An astonishing memoir for the untold number of children whose lives have been touched by bullying. Positive is a must-read for teens, their parents, educators, and administrators—a brave, visceral work that will save lives and resonate deeply.


Asylum Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780062220974
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Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2014

Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place."


Sanctum (Asylum #2) Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062220998
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Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2014

In the chilling second book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, three teens must return to the asylum that still haunts their dreams to end the nightmare once and for all.


Not a Drop to Drink Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062198518
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 26th, 2014

Fans of classic frontier survival stories, as well as readers of dystopian literature, will enjoy this futuristic story where water is worth more than gold.


The Fourteenth Goldfish Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780375870644
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather!
 
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?
 


The Zero Degree Zombie Zone Cover Image
By Patrik Henry Bass, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545132114
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014






The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 4: Flashpoint Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9780545521475
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

FINAL HOURS.

Tick tock. Fifteen-year-old Amy Cahill has only a few days to live. There’s a poison coursing through her, and her only chance is to collect ingredients for an antidote. Too bad the antidote’s ingredients are scattered around the world.


Kinda Like Brothers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545224963
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 26th, 2014

Jarrett doesn't trust Kevon.But he's got to share a room with him anyway.


Ghost Hawk Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9781442481428
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 26th, 2014

A friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler endangers them both in this “simply unforgettable” (Booklist, starred review) adventure story from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper.

On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take only a bow and arrows, his handcrafted tomahawk, and the amazing metal knife his father tra


Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385371032
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - August 26th, 2014

“A first-rate fantasy for middle-grade readers,” declares Booklist in a starred review, comparing Gabriel Finley to Harry Potter, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, and The Mysterious Benedict Society.
 


Will in Scarlet Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375872921
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Published: Yearling - August 26th, 2014

This reimagining of the Robin Hood legend tells the story of the young boy behind the bandit hero's rise to fame.
 
Will Shackley is the son of a lord, and though just thirteen, he’s led a charmed, protected life and is the heir to Shackley House, while his father is away on the Third Crusade with King Richard the Lionheart.
 


Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442490611
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a glorious adventure.”

Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden.


The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Cover Image
By L Pichon, L Pichon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763674724
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Published: Candlewick - August 26th, 2014

The top-selling U.K. series for middle-grade readers now crosses the pond!


Warriors Super Edition: Tallstar's Revenge Cover Image
By Erin Hunter, James L. Barry (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780062218063
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Published: HarperCollins - May 12th, 2020

Warriors Super Edition: Tallstar's Revenge is an epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series!


Warriors Super Edition: Bramblestar's Storm Cover Image
By Erin Hunter, James L. Barry (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062291431
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Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2014

An epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series!

In this Super Edition, return to ThunderClan after the events of the fourth Warriors arc, Omen of the Stars.


The Zoo at the Edge of the World Cover Image
By Eric Kahn Gale, Sam Nielson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062125163
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 26th, 2014

From the author of The Bully Book comes a timeless story about a young boy, his father, and the world that comes between them, which New York Times–bestselling author Peter Lerangis called "magical, mysterious, fresh, original, and full of heart."


The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9781423186922
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes.


The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma Cover Image
By Diane Fox, Christyan Fox (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780545694810
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 26th, 2014

A comical twist on "Little Red Riding Hood" told by Cat and Dog!

Cat starts reading "Little Red Riding Hood" and explains, "It's a story about a little girl who always wears a red cape with a hood."

Dog says, "COOL! I love stories about superheroes. What's her special power?"

Cat says, "She doesn't have any special powers.


Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks (Fly Guy #14) Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780545493291
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Published: Cartwheel Books - August 26th, 2014

In the latest installment of Tedd Arnold's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Fly Guy series, Fly Guy puts on a show with all the new tricks that Buzz taught him. But when Fly Guy shows off The Backstroke, The Dizzy Doozie, and The Big Booger at dinner-time, Buzz tells Fly Guy only to do the tricks on command.


Amelia Bedelia Chalks One Up (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By Herman Parish, Lynne Avril (Illustrator)
$4.49
ISBN: 9780062334213
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 26th, 2014

Learn to read with young Amelia Bedelia! Amelia Bedelia has been loved by readers for more than fifty years, and it turns out that her childhood is full of silly mix-ups, too!


Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #5: Amelia Bedelia Shapes Up Cover Image
By Herman Parish, Lynne Avril (Illustrator)
$5.39
ISBN: 9780062333964
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 26th, 2014

In the fifth book in the New York Times?best-selling chapter book series about the childhood of America's favorite housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia takes to the field, the yoga mat, and the track, with hilarious results. Includes a guide to the idioms used in the book and features black-and-white art throughout.


Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780385376709
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be comes this companion to Dream Animals -- a celebration of the imagination of children dreaming both day and night!
 


If Kids Ran the World Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780545441964
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - August 26th, 2014

Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children playfully creating a more generous, peaceful world where everyone shares with others.

All roads lead to kindness in this powerful final collaboration between Leo and Diane Dillon.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! Cover Image
By Lucille Colandro, Jared Lee (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780545682923
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Published: Cartwheel Books - August 26th, 2014

It's the Old Lady as you've never seen her before! Now she's swallowing animals from the classic story...to create a home full of lovable pets!

With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this is the original song young readers know and love with a wacky twist. The perfect story to read all year long!


Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever Cover Image
By Judith Viorst, Isidre Mones (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781481423533
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Alexander tries his hand at behaving in this hilarious companion to the bestselling classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts.


13 Words Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780061664670
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Published: HarperCollins - September 9th, 2014

From bestselling author Lemony Snicket and celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman comes an uproarious, whimsical word book like no other.


Earth Space Moon Base Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385373111
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Outer space, a moon base, and . . . bananas? Discover Ben Joel Price’s quirky extraterrestrial world and its unusual trio of guardians.
 


What There Is Before There Is Anything There: A Scary Story Cover Image
By Liniers, Elisa Amado (Translator)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781554983858
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 9th, 2014

Every night when his parents turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black space where the ceiling used to be . . . First comes one, then another, and then more and more. They stand all around him, staring, not saying a word. And then, worst of all, comes the dark, shapeless one that tells him, "I am what's there before there is anything there . .


Fiona's Lace Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781442487246
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 26th, 2014

An Irish family stays together with the help of Fiona’s talent for making one-of-a-kind lace in this heartwarming immigration story from the New York Times bestselling creator of The Keeping Quilt.

Many years ago, times were hard in all of Ireland, so when passage to America becomes available, Fiona and her family travel to Chicago.


Little Elliot, Big City Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780805098259
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 26th, 2014

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy—like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter—a friend.


Theseus and the Minotaur: A Toon Graphic (Toon Graphic Mythology) Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781935179610
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Published: Toon Graphics - September 1st, 2013

Son of both a god and a man, Theseus was destined for greatness. How did he become both the king of Athens and the creator of democracy? A must for fans of Percy Jackson and mythology-inspired video games--it will captivate young readers and nourish their imaginations.


Who Sleeps, Cat the Cat? Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780062306555
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 26th, 2014

Mo Willems's New York Times bestselling Cat the Cat series is now in board book format—the perfect baby gift.


Who Says That, Cat the Cat? Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780062306548
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 26th, 2014

Mo Willems's New York Times bestselling Cat the Cat series is now in board book format—the perfect baby gift.


Olivia's ABC Cover Image
By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9781481421928
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Everyone’s favorite pig takes on the ABCs in this adorable board book that explores the alphabet with Olivia’s—and Caldecott Honoree Ian Falconer’s—signature creativity.

A is for accessories,
B is for books,
and O is for...
OLIVIA, of course!

Come along from A to Z in this unique and raucous romp through the alphabet as only Olivia could


Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! (Annual #11) Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781609911096
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Ripley Publishing - September 9th, 2014

Reality Shock is the 2015 edition of Ripley's Believe It or Not bestselling annual series. This incredible collection is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. With amazing photography, zany stories and unbelievable facts and figures, this book is sure to be a favorite with adults and children alike.


Ripley's Special Edition 2015 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545681629
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

Another year's worth of wild and wacky information from Ripley's Believe It or Not!

144 pages of awesomely weird information and photos. Cover includes eye-catching special effects!


Scholastic Almanac for Kids 2015 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545679497
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction - August 26th, 2014

Updated for 2015 with the newest, most exciting facts and stats.

Need help with studying? Love trivia? Just want to impress your friends or teachers? The Scholastic Almanac for Kids 2015 has information about practically everything! If you have questions, this book has answers.


Information Graphics: Human Body Cover Image
By Simon Rogers, Peter Grundy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763671235
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Big Picture Press - August 26th, 2014

The second in a visually stunning series, Information Graphics: Human Body shows just how interesting and humorous scientific information can be. Complex facts about the human body are reinterpreted as stylish infographics that astonish, amuse, and inform.


Lego Ninjago: Ninja vs. Nindroid Activity Book (with Minifigure) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545685825
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 29th, 2014

Calling all ninja LEGO(R) Ninjago continues to be a blockbuster.
The action continues with all your favorite ninja This book is packed with stories, games, and activities about the Masters of Spinjitzu. Comes with a minifigure of Zane, the White Ninja.


I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel Cover Image
By Caryn Yacowitz, David Slonim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439915304
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - August 26th, 2014

A family drives through the snow to visit their beloved bubbe, who spreads out a Chanukah supper for everyone to enjoy. But one dish goes a little wrong:



"I know an old lady who swallowed a dreidel

A Chanukah dreidel she thought was a bagel...

Perhaps it's fatal."


New Arrivals 8/19/2014

New books on our shelves this week.

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Adultery: A novel Cover Image
By Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by), Zoë Perry (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101874080
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Published: Knopf - August 19th, 2014

I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself.

Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.


Sweetness #9: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316278751
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 19th, 2014

It's 1973, and David Leveraux has landed his dream job as a Flavorist-in-Training, working in the secretive industry where chemists create the flavors for everything from the cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn.


The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525954187
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Dutton - August 19th, 2014

New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details.


The Language of Houses Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781883285609
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Delphinium - August 19th, 2014

In 1981 Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized.


The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300187373
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: Yale University Press - September 2nd, 2014

One of our finest critics gives us an altogether original history of rock ’n’ roll

Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows.


Augustus: First Emperor of Rome Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300178722
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: Yale University Press - August 26th, 2014

The dramatic story of Rome’s first emperor, who plunged into Rome’s violent power struggles at the age of nineteen, proceeded to destroy all rivals, and more than anyone else created the Roman Empire
 
Caesar Augustus’ story, one of the most riveting in Western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected succes


International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes* Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781620400272
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 7th, 2014

From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical.


The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of Modern China Cover Image
ISBN: 9781468308952
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Abrams Press - August 14th, 2014

The conflict turned out to be rich in tragicomedy: in bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration.


Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780670026036
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Viking - August 14th, 2014

The astonishing story of Benny Binion a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas
Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker.


I'll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312564377
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - August 19th, 2014

A New York Times Best seller!

Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned his future as the household name he would soon become, dramatically changed his life.


Alien Landscapes?: Interpreting Disordered Minds Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780674368361
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Belknap Press - September 2nd, 2014

We have made huge progress in understanding the biology of mental illnesses, but comparatively little in interpreting them at the psychological level. The eminent philosopher Jonathan Glover believes that there is real hope of progress in the human interpretation of disordered minds.


Six Drawing Lessons (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures #55) Cover Image
$26.55
ISBN: 9780674365803
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Published: Harvard University Press - September 1st, 2014

Over the last three decades, the visual artist William Kentridge has garnered international acclaim for his work across media including drawing, film, sculpture, printmaking, and theater. Rendered in stark contrasts of black and white, his images reflect his native South Africa and, like endlessly suggestive shadows, point to something more elemental as well.


The World Atlas of Street Photography Cover Image
By Jackie Higgins, Max Kozloff (Foreword by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780300207163
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Yale University Press - September 16th, 2014

An ambitious, stunning compendium assembling vibrant, varied expressions of street photography, both staged and improvised, from around the globe

The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture—often candidly—the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century


Sycamore Row: A Jake Brigance Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780553393613
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Published: Bantam - August 19th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham returns to the iconic setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension.


Augustus Cover Image
By John Williams, Daniel Mendelsohn (Introduction by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781590178218
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 19th, 2014

WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 
By the Author of Stoner


Confessions Cover Image
By Stephen Snyder (Translated by), Kanae Minato
$15.29
ISBN: 9780316200929
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Mulholland Books - August 19th, 2014

Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge.

After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.


Prison Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Joyce Carol Oates (Editor)
$14.36
ISBN: 9781617752391
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Akashic Books - September 2nd, 2014

"Reading the fifteen stories in Prison Noir is a sobering experience. Unlike most claimants to that much-abused term, this is the real thing...The power of this collection comes from the voices of these authors, voices suffused with rage ("3 Block From Hell," by Bryan K. Palmer), despair ("There Will Be Seeds for Next Year," by Zeke Caligiuri), and madness ("Shuffle," by Christopher M.


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The Last Detective (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #1) Cover Image
By Peter Lovesey, Louise Penny (Introduction by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781616955304
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Soho Crime - August 19th, 2014

"I am so excited for you to be at the very beginning of this trend-setting, beautifully written, vivid series."—from the introduction by LOUISE PENNY

In the first entry to the series and winner of the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel, Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen to solve the murder of the "Lady in the Lake."


Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History Cover Image
$35.94
ISBN: 9780821420843
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Published: Ohio University Press - July 1st, 2014

The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland.


Twitter: The Comic (The Book): Comics Based on the Greatest Tweets of Our Generation Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452135137
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 19th, 2014

From a simple, brilliant premise—to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around—artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos and all.


The Little Book of Yoga Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9781452129204
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 19th, 2014

Yoga, the ancient mind-body practice, is booming in popularity, but there's no attractively packaged overview for the mainstream enthusiast. Introducing The Little Book of Yoga. This petite hardcover presents all the basics for yoga lovers of every interest and skill level—beginner or advanced, committed or just curious.


Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Julio Cortázar, David Kurnick (Translator), David Kurnick (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781584351344
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Published: Semiotext(e) - August 1st, 2014

The first translation of Julio Cort zar's genre-jumping meta-comic/novella, featuring Cort zar himself, Susan Sontag, and Octavio Paz in a race to prevent international bibliocide.

Octavio Paz: "If you love art, do something, Fantomas "
Fantomas: "I will, you can depend on it."


Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
$12.56
ISBN: 9781419712180
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Amulet Books - August 19th, 2014

New York Times Bestseller

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein.


Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Cover Image
By David Soman (Illustrator), Jacky Davis
$16.19
ISBN: 9780803735842
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Published: Dial Books - August 19th, 2014

Ladybug Girl gets dressed up for Halloween in the newest hardcover addition to the New York Times bestselling series.
 


Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442499003
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Beach Lane Books - August 19th, 2014

Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of this illustrated nonfiction tale about artist Joseph Cornell, from celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter.

Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes—wonderlands covered in glass.


Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Cover Image
By Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$22.49
ISBN: 9781423183648
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 19th, 2014

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again.


All the Truth That's in Me Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142427309
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Published: Speak - August 19th, 2014

From the Printz honor winning author of The Passion of Dolssa, a mesmerizing story about fear, love, and the power of a young woman's voice.

"All the Truth That’s In Me is that rare magical thing—a beautiful love story told in spare, riveting prose.”—The New York Journal of Books
 


Isla and the Happily Ever After Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525425632
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2014

“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” —Rainbow Rowell, Award-winning, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl

A New York Times Bestseller 


Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?


Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590177297
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: NYR Children's Collection - August 19th, 2014

Bob, Son of Battle, is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock, so deeply devoted to his master, James Moore, and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the rugged mountains of England’s North Country, that young though he is, he is already known as Owd Bob.


The League of Seven Cover Image
By Alan Gratz, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780765338228
Availability: Not Available - Out of Print
Published: Starscape - August 19th, 2014

The League of Seven is the first book in an action-packed, steampunk series by the acclaimed author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz.


Sink or Swim Cover Image
By Bob Balaban, Andy Rash (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780142426722
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Puffin Books - August 14th, 2014

Charlie's problems have gotten monstrously big


Wednesday Cover Image
By Anne Bertier (Created by)
ISBN: 9781592701520
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 2nd, 2014

Wednesday is a sweet story about two best friends, Little Round and Big Square. But it's also about what it is to really play imaginatively with another. Every Wednesday, our two friends get together to play.


Homer Henry Hudson's Curio Museum Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781568462608
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Creative Editions - August 19th, 2014

With a nose for adventure and an eye on history, Homer Henry Hudson travels the world for pieces to add to his exhibits at the Curio Museum.


Three Little Peas Cover Image
By Marine Rivoal (Created by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781592701551
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 2nd, 2014

The story of Three Little Peas is playful and surprising and provides a tender description of life itself. From discovery to discovery, our pea protagonists wonder at the world and brave its dangers, until they end up just where they need to be. And then--beautifully, inevitably--a new pea escapes, and this little pea makes three


Bad Apple's Perfect Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399160363
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2014

When the day doesn't go as planned, two friends use positive thinking and creative ideas to make it great anyway.

What can you do if your swimming hole dries out? Or a thunderstorm crashes your afternoon?
 


Catch That Cookie! Cover Image
By Hallie Durand, David Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428350
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2014

Solve the riddles to find the runaway gingerbread men in this funny and magical cookie hunt!


Backseat A-B-See Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452137322
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 19th, 2014

Vroom! Vroom! Whether on a cross-country road trip or a quick jaunt across town, there's no end to what a child can see from the backseat of a car. Using familiar road signs, this striking book introduces little ones to the alphabet as well as the world around them.


Llama Llama Trick or Treat Cover Image
By Anna Dewdney, Anna Dewdney (Illustrator)
$5.39
ISBN: 9780451469786
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 19th, 2014

With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.


I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780316327930
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 19th, 2014

The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

I Am Malala. This is my story.

Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.


Harlem Hellfighters Cover Image
By J. Patrick Lewis, Gary Kelley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568462462
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Creative Editions - August 19th, 2014

"Lewis's poetics are perfectly complemented by Kelley's evocative pastel illustrations, which both inspire and unsettle." –New York Times


Ultimate Sticker Collection: Disney Princess: More Than 1,000 Reusable Full-Color Stickers Cover Image
By DK
ISBN: 9781465424747
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: DK Children - August 18th, 2014

Join Jasmine, Belle, Rapunzel and all of your favorite Disney Princesses and their friends in DK's new Ultimate Sticker Collection: Disney Princess.


Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Spooky!: More Than 1,000 Reusable Full-Color Stickers Cover Image
By DK
$11.69
ISBN: 9781465424686
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: DK Children - August 18th, 2014

Before the candy and the costumes, get kids excited for Halloween with the all-new Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Spooky! Young LEGO fans can now learn more about the monsters, ghouls, and other ghostly minifigure from the LEGO universe, including the LEGO Monster Fighters.


Lego Ninjago Brickmaster: Updated and Expanded Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465420794
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - August 18th, 2014

Little ninjas everywhere will get in the action building 15 exclusive models while following the adventure of the Masters of Spinjitzu in DK's "LEGO Ninjago Brickmaster," now newly updated and expanded With an additional 32 pages of expanded and exciting story and reference information, young readers will learn to master the art of building with the 140 bricks and 2 minifigures included.


New Arrivals 8/12/14

New books on our shelves this week.

 

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$23.36
ISBN: 9780385352109
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Knopf - August 12th, 2014

New York Times #1 Bestseller
A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year


An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford Mysteries #6) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062237194
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: William Morrow - August 12th, 2014

World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd.


In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot Cover Image
$23.36
ISBN: 9780385353472
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 12th, 2014

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.


Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393081596
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2014

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?


The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat (Grumpy Cat Book, Cat Gifts for Cat Lovers, Crazy Cat Lady Gifts) Cover Image
$11.66
ISBN: 9781452134239
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 5th, 2014

In a world filled with inspirational know-it-alls and quotable blowhards, only one figure is indifferent enough to tell the cranky truth: Grumpy Cat. Following the success of her New York Times bestselling debut, everyone's favorite disgruntled feline is back with this demotivational guide to everyday life, love, friendship, and more.


I Knead My Mommy: And Other Poems by Kittens (Funny Book About Cats, Cat Poems, Animal Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452132914
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Chronicle Books - August 5th, 2014

Just when we all thought things couldn't get any cuter, from the author of the New York Times bestselling I Could Pee on This comes I Knead My Mommy, a book of confessional poems about the triumphs, trials, and daily discoveries of being a kitten.


Home Brewer's Labels Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452125299
Availability: Unavailable.
Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

Beer lovers will toast the arrival of these perfectly sized home brewer's labels. The 160 stickers (enough to cover 40 bottles) include space for the name, beer type, and date brewed for an easily customizable look that allows for optimal organization.


Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes Cover Image
By Juan Felipe Herrera, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803738096
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Dial Books - August 7th, 2014

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world


The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393089615
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2014

An essential reconsideration of one of the most far-reaching theories in modern neuroscience and psychology.


My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062293039
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Dey Street Books - August 12th, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


We Are Water: A Novel Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780061941030
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Harper Perennial - August 12th, 2014

A disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed and I Know This Much Is True.


MaddAddam (The MaddAddam Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780307455482
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Anchor - August 12th, 2014

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale


Eva's Eye (Inspector Sejer Mysteries) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544227811
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Mariner Books - August 12th, 2014

“No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can.” —Los Angeles Times

Eva Magnus and her daughter are out walking by the river when a man’s body floats to the water’s surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.

The police find the body anyway.


The Resurrectionist: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393348811
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2014

"A fine gothic novel…Be warned: Corpses abound." —Washington Post

At South Carolina Medical College, Dr. Jacob Thacker is on probation for Xanax abuse. His interim career—working university public relations—takes an unnerving detour into the past when the bones of African American slaves are unearthed on campus.


An Event in Autumn (Kurt Wallander Series #12) Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9780804170642
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - August 12th, 2014

After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave.


Sunshine on Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street Series (8) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804402
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Anchor - August 12th, 2014

44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 8

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  


The Aftermath Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780307948571
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

Set in post-war Germany, the international bestseller The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook is a stunning emotional thriller about our fiercest loyalties and our deepest desires. In the bitter winter of 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives with her only remaining son Edmund in the ruins of Hamburg.


Brainquake Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781781168196
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Hard Case Crime - August 12th, 2014

The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women…and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder. But that ended the day he saw a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow.


Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World (The Hinges of History) Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780385495585
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Published: Anchor - August 12th, 2014

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through a time so full of innovation that the Western world would not again experience its like until the twentieth century: the new humanism of the Renaissance and the radical religious alterations of the Reformation.


Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780307743756
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World

Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.


Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780307743756
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World

Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.


The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780804171557
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired courtesans of the 1840s—the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas filsThe Lady of the Camellias and Verdi’s La Traviata.


What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781607745556
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 12th, 2014

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2015 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.


Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust--Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062246837
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 12th, 2014

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.


The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780812972634
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBE


Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307739742
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.


Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616149314
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Published: Prometheus Books - August 12th, 2014

An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying it


Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda #6) Cover Image
$12.56
ISBN: 9781419709333
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Published: Amulet Books - August 12th, 2014

The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series from Tom Angleberger!
 
A field trip without origami? What the Hutt?
 
The Origami Rebel Alliance is off to Washington, D.C.! But there's a hitch. Principal Rabbski has banned origami.


Fleabrain Loves Franny Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419710681
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Published: Amulet Books - August 12th, 2014

This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog’s tail.


Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear Cover Image
By Mônica Carnesi, Mônica Carnesi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399256677
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 7th, 2014

This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.
 


Planes Go: (Airplane Books for Kids 2-4, Transporation Books for Kids) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781452128993
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

The helicopter goes, "PITTATATATA PITTATATATA PITTATATATA." The jumbo jet goes, "Wheeeeeeeee VRRRRRRRRRRUUUHHHHHHHHHMMM." The propeller plane goes, "HUK HUK HUK WHIRRRRRRR WHIRRRRRR." Prepare for liftoff with 8 exciting aircraft and the noises they make in this irresistible board book!


Random Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442499560
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Published: Simon Pulse - August 12th, 2014

Who’s the real victim here? This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is perfect for fans of Before I Fall and Thirteen Reasons Why.

Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It’s a wrong number.


Summer and Bird Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142425053
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Published: Puffin Books - August 7th, 2014

An enchanting--and twisted--tale of two sisters' quest to find their parents


The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616953607
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Published: Soho Teen - August 12th, 2014

For fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Girl, Interrupted, and A.S. King, National Book Award-finalist Adele Griffin tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won't let her go.


The Infinite Moment of Us Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419713583
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much.


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9780316213097
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 2014

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

Coldtown was dangerous, Tana knew. A glamorous cage, a prison for the damned and anyone who wanted to party with them.


Blind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670785223
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2014

When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her.


Fractured: A Slated novel, Book 2 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142425046
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Published: Speak - August 7th, 2014

Perfect for fans of the dystopian settings of The Hunger Games and Divergent, the gripping second installment of the Slated trilogy is a riveting psychological thriller set in a future where violent teens have their memory erased as an alternative to jail.

When Kyla was slated, her memory was erased for good.
Except it wasn’t.
Not completely.


Attack of the BULLIES (NERDS Book Five) Cover Image
$7.16
ISBN: 9781419712227
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014

Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.39
ISBN: 9781452128719
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 12th, 2014

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!


The Bear's Sea Escape Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781452127439
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 5th, 2014

More adventures await The Bear's Song's Little Bear and Papa Bear. When the bears seek warmth from their chilly perch atop the Paris Opera House, Little Bear is mistaken for a toy bear and whisked away . . . to a tropical island!


Mad Scientist Mad Libs Cover Image
$4.49
ISBN: 9780843180572
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Published: Mad Libs - August 7th, 2014

Mad Scientist Mad Libs features 21 original stories all about mad scientists! Topics include science experiments gone wrong, real life mad scientists, Frankenstein, and much much more! This makes a great Halloween--or anytime!--buy.


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