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New in Library
- Real Simple : October 2014
- New Yorker : Sept. 22, 2014
- Mix it up!
Using no special effects other than the readers imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.
- Im brave!
"Hes a big red engine with a siren, a horn, a tank full of water, and whole lotta hose! Hes a good-lookin fire truck, and hes brave, too. When the alarm sounds, hes gotta drive through smoke and heat straight to a blazing fire!!"--Front jacket flap.
- Seven wonders : a novel
"Jack Grady, a field anthropologist and 21st century Indiana Jones, lives for the thrill of adventure and the joy of discovery. When his estranged brother, the introverted mathematician Jeremy Grady, is murdered, Jack is determined to find out what happened. His first clue: his brother was stabbed in the chest with an ancient ivory spear. It reminds him of the weapons of the Amazons, a fierce tribe of female warriors dating all the way back to the beginnings of mythology and history and the subject of Jacks research for nearly half a decade. Jack embarks on a far-flung journey around the globe - from China to Peru; Egypt to Brazil - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, represented by seven divided segments of a golden snake. With the help of the beautiful and brilliant botanist Sloane Costa and Jacks intrepid grad students, the team discovers a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden - and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture" --
"A ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission. There may be obstacles! But have no fear--a true ninja can overcome all challenges"--
- The book thief
Based upon the best-selling novel. The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the familys home, escape from the events unfolding around them.
- Saving Mr. Banks
When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disneys desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresarios concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.
- The goldfinch
"The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friends family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"--
- Star Wars, the clone wars: Masters of the force
Who are the Masters of the Force? The Jedi, of course! In this exciting Level 1 Reader, harness the power of the Force as you learn all about the Jedi and their amazing abilities. With eye-catching images and simple sentences, this Reader is sure to capture the imagination of young Padawans everywhere!.