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She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538750674
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 22nd, 2022

Take action and shatter the glass ceiling with this empowering and optimistic feminist guide from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Dear Madam President.
In an era marked by a frustrating sense of stagnation for women, Jennifer Palmieri has found a way to move beyond the bounds of
patriarchy. Building on the lessons shared in Dear Madam President, Palmieri argues that women have gone as far as they can in a world made for men, and it is time to break from it.

Praise for She Proclaims:

She Proclaims reminds us that we, the people, are powerful. And while we stand on the shoulders of those who have come before, as an intersectional ceiling shattering movement we're just getting started.
-- Congressional Representative Ayanna Pressley

She Proclaims skillfully and movingly uses the stories of women who fought for our right to vote more than a hundred years ago to inspire women in America today to believe in the righteousness of our cause, break from the constraints that have traditionally held women back, and make our own path that improves the world.-- Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and New York Times bestselling author of Finding My Voice


The Coast-to-Coast Murders Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538753187
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 4th, 2022

Biographical Note:

James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.

 

J. D. Barker is the international bestselling author of numerous books, including Dracul and The Fourth Monkey. His novels have been translated into two dozen languages and optioned for both film and television. Barker resides in coastal New Hampshire with his wife, Dayna, and their daughter, Ember.



Publisher Marketing:

A detective and an FBI agent join forces on what seems like an open-and-shut case--but a new rash of killings sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time in this intense thriller.

Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted, and now grown--Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology--they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. Their parents are public intellectuals, an Ivy League clinical psychologist and a renowned psychiatrist, and they brought up their adopted children in a rarefied, experimental environment. It sheltered them from the world's harsh realities, but it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs.


Cornbread & Poppy (Cornbread and Poppy #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780759554863
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

Booklist (12/15/2021):

Preschool-Grade 2 *Starred Review* As winter's first snowflakes fall, a well--organized mouse named Cornbread feels content that he has enough food to last through the season. His friend Poppy, who always chooses play over work, has gathered very little. She proposes a scary solution: foraging on Holler Mountain. Thinking about its slippery rocks and predatory owls, they both shiver, but with no alternative, they pull a wagon up the mountainside. Along the way, they meet a vegetarian owl, who offers a lift to a friend's cabin. There Ms. Ruthie, a former neighbor, welcomes the mice, talks with them, and turns their wagon into a sled filled with her surplus foods. The grateful friends ski back home and restock Poppy's shelves. Readers expecting a predictable moral similar to that in Aesop's "The Grasshopper and the Ant" will particularly enjoy the unexpected twist at the story's end. While tales about "two good friends" are a long tradition in beginning-reader books, Cordell takes the convention and makes it his own. The well-differentiated main characters are equally likeable, and both are able to shift their views, based on their experiences. The text flows well, while the lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations deftly create settings and clearly reveal characters' emotions. A rewarding choice for young readers. COPYRIGHT(2021) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 


Tiger Honor (A Thousand Worlds Novel) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368055543
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 4th, 2022

Kirkus Reviews (11/01/2021):

The question of honor versus family loyalty plays out in a thrilling Korean-inspired space opera. In this stand-alone companion novel to Dragon Pearl (2019), readers are introduced to a new family of characters, the Juhwang Clan of tiger spirits. Juhwang Sebin, a nonbinary 13-year-old who can shift between their human and orange tiger spirit forms, is accepted into Space Forces Command as a cadet on the same day their uncle, Capt. Hwan, is accused of high treason. The young cadet is called into action and then into question, as clan loyalty and professional duty collide. Their assigned battle cruiser, the Haetae, is sabotaged before Cadet Sebin can even be sworn in. Under the watchful eye of Special Investigator Yi and their assistant, Kim Min, a teenage girl, Sebin and three other cadets who are survivors of the blast must determine who has incapacitated the ship and crew. The tension mounts as Sebin struggles with the accusation that their admired Uncle Hwan is leading the insurrection and they hope to prove them innocent. Throughout, Lee develops an important thread that examines hard decisions when family tradition and personal integrity clash, an emotional dilemma that will resonate with many readers. The Thousand Worlds universe continues to thrill with the lure of Korean mythology, the action of space battle, and the personal struggle to act with honor. Fans will demand more. Weaves together science fiction and cultural elements with tremendous appeal. (pronunciation guide) (Science fantasy. 8-12) COPYRIGHT(2021) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Run, Rose, Run: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780759554344
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 7th, 2022

Publishers Weekly (02/28/2022):

Country music legend Parton's strong debut, an exhilarating rags-to-riches story coauthored with bestseller Patterson (The President Is Missing with Bill Clinton), revolves around the troubled past of plucky singer/songwriter AnnieLee Keyes. AnnieLee's plan is to "get the hell out of Texas" and hitchhike to Nashville, Tenn., where she hopes to start her career as a performer. In Nashville, AnnieLee encounters ruthless, predatory agents and managers, but she also meets positive role models, notably Ruthanna Ryder, "one of country music's grandest queens," who takes AnnieLee under her wing. "If you want to make it in this town," Ruthanna tells her, "being talented is just one little tiny part of the battle. Fearlessness is mandatory. And shamelessness sure as hell don't hurt." Her other ally is guitarist Ethan Blake, who brings her to Ruthanna's attention. When AnnieLee's life is threatened, she needs the help of her new friends to survive. Never mind that the mystery element runs a distant second to the story of AnnieLee making good in Nashville. Parton fans will relish this timeless fairy tale, which displays the singer's lively way with words and draws liberally from her experience in the music business. Agent: Robert Barnett, Williams & Connolly. (Mar.)

Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.



Library Journal Prepub Alert (10/01/2021):

Yes, that's the Dolly Parton, contributing plot points to this story of a talented young singer-songwriter who has followed her dream to Nashville but remains terrified of the seething troubles she left behind. Will shadowy figures from her past come get her? Parton wrote 12 songs especially for the book. With a one-million-copy first printing.

Copyright 2021 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.


Rule Your Day: 6 Keys to Maximizing Your Success and Accelerating Your Dreams Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781546041856
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Published: FaithWords - March 8th, 2022

Publisher Marketing:

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen teaches readers to keep their days full of faith, praise, and victory.

You would like to savor each moment, grow into your best life, engage in productive relationships, and see your dreams come to pass. But distractions, delays, and disappointments relentlessly hijack your plans and undermine your good intentions. While you can't control everything that comes your way, you can control how life's unexpected setbacks affect your attitude, emotions, thoughts, and actions.

 

In his latest work, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen shows you how to be intentional and Rule Your Day. With his trademark wisdom and unwavering positivity, Joel reveals six keys for claiming control over each new day. He teaches you how to identify faulty thinking, recast your vision for the future, rise above your circumstances, guard your heart and mind against negativity, and transcend distractions to focus on what matters most.

When you work with the tools God has given you and take control of your time, you can bounce back from disappointments, prevent poisonous thoughts from entering your atmosphere, and fully enjoy the bright future that's ahead of you. Don't settle for surviving when you could be thriving-- Rule Your Day!


Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook (Rick Steves Travel Guide) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781641714099
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Published: Rick Steves - March 8th, 2022

Biographical Note:

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.


The Camel Club Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538709573
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 11th, 2022

Review Quotes:

Features Baldacci's trademark plot twists and cat-and-mouse chases, as well as a superbly tense grand finale.-- Richmond Times-Dispatch

Baldacci is a master at building suspense . . . will leave readers breathless.-- Booklist

Fascinating . . . Baldacci is an author who promises a good story and then delivers it.-- Publishers Weekly


Baloney and Friends: Going Up! (Baloney & Friends #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316337656
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2022

 

Greg Pizzoli does it again! These delightfully funny friends will inspire young readers to write and draw their own stories.--- Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series
Kids will gobble up Baloney! --- Ben Clanton, creator of the Narwhal and Jelly series
Porcine-ly-perfect!--- Laurie Keller, Geisel Award-winning author of We Are Growing!
Wild exuberance...will draw young readers right in. The breathlessness of the stories is given form in brightly colored, big-eyed characters, who...exude clear, accessible personalities. Pizzoli has managed to bring his picture book energy into comics form with a zing...making this the rare comic that serves as a fun and easy read-aloud. A sure bet for Elephant and Piggie fans who are ready for the next step up or want to make the move to comics.--- Booklist
An amiable new graphic novel series...Pizzoli's approachable art style communicates emotions and personalities through exaggerated facial expressions that should be clear to readers moving into chapter books.--- Publishers Weekly
The warmth, goofiness, and accessibility make this an easy pick for transitioning readers. --- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Smoke (An IQ Novel #5) Cover Image
By Joe Ide
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316531078
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 11th, 2022

"Mr. Ide, always a generous plotter, weaves several storylines into this kaleidoscopic chronicle....Dozens of other wonderfully sketched minor characters--science-fair whiz kids, pimps and prostitutes, working-class heroes, vengeance-bent relatives, sorrowful junkies and idealistic strivers--flesh out this richly imagined and sharply written saga. Smoke, which concludes with a cliffhanging crisis, positively demands a follow-up, and fast."

-- Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

"Fiery-hot...shows no signs of sequel fatigue, and Smoke can be read as a standalone, but new readers will become even bigger fans by diving into the previous books. The author has an innate ability to find the humor and humanity in both the evil and the innocent characters, and shows that rediscovering one's mojo can come only after confronting obstacles."
-- Shelf Awareness


City of the Plague God Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368067324
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 11th, 2022

Sik has the trademark snark and humor of all heroes from Riordan's imprint, which makes this venture into one of the world's oldest mythologies more fun--and is especially appreciated given that this villain is a plague god making his literary debut during a pandemic.-- Booklist

 

Combining fast-paced action and heavy does of humor, this Gilgamesh-inspired novel benefits from a well-developed secondary cast. The touching exploration of adolescent grief, and the strong connections between Sik and his parents, provide additional nuance and depth.-- Publishers Weekly

The unusual characters, well-developed plot, and perfect balance of witty humor and rapid-fire adventure will keep even those entirely unfamiliar with the mythology or cultural and religious content fully engaged, with Chadda wisely trusting his readers to figure it out while on the run with Sik.-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


The Eye Test: A Case for Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538730676
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Published: Twelve - January 11th, 2022

Chris Jones, a former writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, has won two National Magazine Awards. He is the author of Out of Orbit and Falling Hard: A Rookie's Year in Boxing. His work has also appeared in The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Sports Writing anthologies. He lives in Port Hope, Canada.

 

"This is the rare book that will alter the way you perceive the world. It's a story, an argument, a manifesto even: a prayer for a more kind, more creative, more empathetic world. Chris Jones is writing about the human race paused at a fork in the road, and he puts us at that fork with our brothers and sisters. And so, finally, and perhaps most of all, THE EYE TEST serves as a map, out of this artificial mechanical wilderness and back to the flickering light of ourselves."-- Wright Thompson, New York Times bestselling author of PAPPYLAND and THE COST OF THESE DREAMS

"Extremes are rarely a good thing--in politics, sports, or our culture. Chris Jones knows that, offering a nuanced argument that while analytics are all the rage, there isn't any sort of mathematical equation to ensure success."

-- Chris Cillizza, host of CNN's "The Point"


Middle School: It's a Zoo in Here! Cover Image
By James Patterson, Jomike Tejido (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780316430081
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Published: jimmy patterson - January 24th, 2022

Rafe Khatchadorian is days away from sweet, sweet summer freedom until bad grades threaten to land him in . . . SUMMER SCHOOL.

 

It's impossible to fail out of a summer job, right? Wrong. He strikes out at the zoo then grosses out at a billionaire's country club:

  • Digging a pit for the annual clambake
  • Scrubbing chewed bubblegum, sooty fireplaces, and . . . toilets
  • Polishing the chrome on his boss's ATV

Rafe is destined for the Failed Jobs Hall of Fame until an encounter with an endangered lion puts his wildlife knowledge to the test . . . and it's more than his grade on the line this time.


The Power of Thank You: Discover the Joy of Gratitude Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781546016120
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Published: FaithWords - January 25th, 2022

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her daily broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written over 100 inspirational books. Her bestsellers include Power ThoughtsThe Confident WomanLook Great, Feel GreatStarting Your Day RightEnding Your Day RightApproval AddictionHow to Hear from GodBeauty for Ashes; and Battlefield of the Mind. Joyce travels extensively, holding conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world. She lives in St. Louis, MO.

"Adopt a lifestyle of thanksgiving and discover that no matter how messy life gets, God will make it good. Each moment that you're given is a precious gift from God. You can choose to have a thankful attitude and live each moment full of joy, simply because God is good. In The Power of Thank You, renowned Bible teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer encourages us to take a look at ourselves and the importance of being thankful. Living life with a heart of gratitude for who God is and what He has done lifts your burdens and allows you to see everything in a different light. Regularly giving thanks to God not only helps you fully realize how He's working in your life, it gives you a new perspective-your mind is renewed, your attitude is improved, and you're filled with joy. Things will certainly happen to you that don't seem fair, and it's much easier to make excuses and feel sorry for yourself. Keep saying, "I trust You, God, and I believe You will work it all out for my good." If you find The Power of Thank You in every situation, truly believing that God is working everything out for your good, you will end up with the victory every single time"--


Get Ready for School: Second Grade Wipe-Off Workbook Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780762475858
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - January 4th, 2022

Help the young student in your life prepare for second grade with this friendly, colorful, and re-useable activity book that introduces and reinforces basic skills through hands-on activities like tracing, coloring, fill-in-the blank prompts, and more. Get Ready for School: Second Grade Wipe Off Workbook offers a wide variety of curriculum-based topics that will help your child:

  • Understand and use basic punctuation like periods, question marks, commas, and apostrophes
  • Use different parts of speech and compound words, and tell the difference between synonyms and antonyms
  • Master addition and subtraction, as well as learning place values, and the difference between odd and even numbers
  • Grasp scientific concepts such as warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals, temperature, seasons, and the solar system
  • Learn to tell time by the half hour and the quarter hour, and how to measure in feet, yards, inches, centimeters, cups, pints, and quarts
  • Differentiate between 2-D and 3-D shapes, as well as symmetrical and non-symmetrical shapes

Time-tested and teacher-approved, Get Ready for School: Second Grade Wipe Off Workbook will help your child develop a love for learning while enhancing their essential motor and problem-solving skills. Colorful workbook pages combine a sense of fun with a feeling of accomplishment, and parents will love that this spiral-bound workbook reflects current academic standards and aligns with the Common Core.


Get Ready for School: First Grade Wipe-Off Workbook Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780762475841
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - January 4th, 2022

Help the young student in your life prepare for first grade with this friendly, colorful, and re-useable activity book that introduces and reinforces basic skills through hands-on activities like tracing, coloring, fill-in-the blank prompts, and more. Get Ready for School: First Grade Wipe Off Workbook offers a wide variety of curriculum-based topics that will help your child:

  • Spell more difficult words by teaching familiarity with the alphabet, vowels, and consonants
  • Recognize different types of words like nouns, action words, and describing words
  • Master addition and subtraction
  • Understand scientific concepts such as where animals live and what they eat, states of matter, and the five senses
  • Learn to tell time and to recognize and count money
  • Differentiate between common shapes and colors

Time-tested and teacher-approved, Get Ready for School: First Grade Wipe Off Workbook will help your child develop a love for learning while enhancing their essential motor and problem-solving skills. Colorful workbook pages combine a sense of fun with a feeling of accomplishment, and parents will love that this spiral-bound workbook reflects current academic standards and aligns with the Common Core.


In Every Generation (Buffy: The Next Generation, Book 1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368075022
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 4th, 2022

 

Grades 8-10 *Starred Review* ""In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer."" Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer know this refrain well, and they will not be disappointed with horror writer Blake's take on the Slayer mythos. The next generation of Scoobies--Frankie Rosenberg and Jake Osbourne--are the focus here, and they all know what really happens in Sunnydale after dark. Joining them is Hailey, the sister of another Slayer, and they're all hoping to find their missing "Aunt Buffy" alive; if she's not, that means Frankie is the next Slayer, which is not a responsibility she wants. Lurking in the background is a mysterious vampire called the Countess, who seeks to reopen Sunnydale's Hellmouth and restore it to its former glory. If that's not enough, there's an Instagram challenge that's actually feeding off of the students at New Sunnydale High. No matter who the Slayer is, she's got a lot to deal with. This is a worthy successor to the Slayer stories, and succeeds both as a love letter to existing fans and as a welcoming entry point for new readers. Blake has a great handle on the original characters and on the new Scoobies, too. COPYRIGHT(2021) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


The Horsewoman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316499774
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 10th, 2022

ames Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.

 

Mike Lupica is a veteran sports columnist--spending most of his career with the New York Daily News--who is now a member of the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame. For three decades, he was a panelist on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. As a novelist, he has written sixteen New York Times bestsellers. His daughter has been a competitive rider since the age of ten.



Review Quotes:

The Horsewoman is more than a thriller--it's an eye-opening ride through the high-stakes world of equestrian show-jumping. Patterson and Lupica make a great team, writing at a full gallop and with faultless timing of the lives of three fearless women connected by blood, competition, and a passion for fast horses."
-- Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author of Squeeze Me


Anthem Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538711514
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 4th, 2022

Booklist (11/01/2021):

*Starred Review* It begins with the suicide of 15-year-old Simon's older sister, Claire, an act that presages a global wave of children's suicides, numbering 1,000 per day. Devastated by his sister's death, Simon is sent to Float, an adolescent center for anxiety. There he meets Louise, who is 15 and Black, and a strange boy named Paul, who is 14 and calls himself the Prophet, claiming he receives messages from God, one of which asserts that He has a mission for Simon--the boy will be instrumental in building a new utopia. With that purpose, the three teens escape from Float. En route to their destiny, they rescue a teenage girl, Bathsheba, from the so-called Wizard, billionaire E. I. Mobley, the sixth richest man in the world, who has a penchant for violating pubescent girls. Meanwhile, hordes of insurrectionists rise up to overthrow the government, launching a violent, epic Manichean war between good and evil. The apocalypse, it seems, is just around the corner. Yes, Hawley has written some of the most savage satire since Jonathan Swift, creating a ridiculous world in which only the young are viable. The plot-rich, cinematic story moves swiftly and compellingly, exciting reader interest and empathy. Anthem is truly an epic adventure. COPYRIGHT(2021) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.