Kingsbury, Karen, author.
Having very different feelings about going to school science camp, Ashley and Kari Baxter prepare for wild experiments and nature challenges--and for an experience they won't forget.
Kingsbury, Karen, author
Each of the Baxter children experiences trouble at school, and when Principal Bond announces a new Character Awards initiative competition breaks out between the siblings until they remember what being a Baxter really means.
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author
Holden, Angie, author
Sanders, Shelly, 1964- author
Thirty years after a Jewish widow and her children are kept safe by their loyal housekeeper after the Nazis take over Latvia in 1940, she begs her estranged granddaughter to find out what happened to her son.
Schuster, Tara, author.
This book is a guide to healing your deepest soul wounds, getting off your "good enough" plateau, developing habits that will give you lasting courage and resolve, and creating the spectacular life that you actually want. Full of practical, free baby-steps we can take today, it's for people who are ready to liberate themselves from their emotional suffering, discover their purpose, and finally sit in the driver's seat of their experience. It's for anyone who is tired, hurting, and feeling like their essential brightness is gone. It's for people who are ready to glow in the f*cking dark.
Shipman, Viola, author
Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built anew family ... of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to a garden filled with the heirloom starts that keep the memories of her loved ones alive. When Abby Peterson moves next door with her family - a husband traumatized by his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability - Iris is reluctantly yet inevitably drawn into her boisterous neighbor's life, where, united by loss and a love of flowers, she and Abby tentatively unearth their secrets, and help each other discover how much life they have yet to live.
Mathews, Dan, author
"Dan Mathews knew that his eccentric mother, Perry Lawrence, was outspoken, foul-mouthed, and, at seventy-nine years old, unable to maintain her fiercely independent lifestyle-so he flew her across the country (with a gay man as her escort) to live with him in a dilapidated Victorian townhouse in Portsmouth, Virginia. What he didn't know was that she was schizophrenic. Over the next five years, Dan and Perry built a rollicking life together fueled by costume parties, experiments in drug use, and an unshakeable sense of humor as they faced down illness, natural disasters, and Perry's steady decline. With the help of an ever-expanding circle of friends--boyfriends new and old, strippers, DJs, gun nuts, Evangelical Christians, and everyone in between--they flipped the parent-child relationship on its head, with the globe-trotting animal rights activist finally learning to slow down and care for the woman who raised him. But it wasn't until after a kicking-and-screaming trip to the emergency room that Dan discovered that his mother's lifelong tendency to go it alone wasn't just a manifestation of her free spirit but was actually the inescapable element of a serious and undiagnosed disorder. Witty, emotionally powerful, and deeply moving, Like Crazy is a warm and engrossing memoir about mental illness, reinvention, and the remarkable power of community. Lovingly told, Mathews's memoir is also a profound meditation on the joys and pitfalls of caring for an aging family member and of the remarkable growth that takes place as a child steps into the role of the parent."-- Provided by publisher.
Forsythe, Matthew, 1976- auteur, illustrateur
Mina vit dans un petit univers bien à elle, là où rien n’est jamais venu l’embêter. Mais un jour, son père ramène à la maison de bien drôles d’écureuils… Mina est un peu inquiète. Mais son papa la rassure: tout ira bien! Doit-elle le croire?
Blaze, David, author
My name is Jonah Johnson, and I'm in the 6th grade--but please call me Joe. My whole world just got turned upside down. There's a talking fox that keeps getting me into trouble at my new house in the country. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true! And there's a mean old chicken that throws rotten eggs! To top it all off, I've got to deal with the school bully and help save my mom's new house!
Deveraux, Jude, author
In the early days of the pandemic, Etta Wilmont accepts a kind stranger's offer to stay with him. As Etta settles in and falls into a deep sleep she dreams she's a mail order bride in 1870s Kansas. Soon Etta realizes what's happening is very real. She passes back and forth between the present and the past but her actions in the past are starting to change what's happening in the present. Knowing she has the power to make her own future and the lives of others better she seizes the opportunity to fall in love with her dream man in the past and to find him and fall in love with him again in the present.
Peterson, Tracie, author.
"Haunted by heartbreak and betrayal, Addie Bryant escapes her terrible circumstances with the hope she can forever hide her past and with the belief she will never have the future she's always dreamed of. When she's reunited with her lost love, Addie must decide whether to run or to face her wounds to embrace her life, her future, and her hope in God."-- Provided by publisher.
"Have fun with some sensory play in this awesome touch-and-feel board book. With amazing touches, including a mirror, a rattle, and a felt surprise!"-- Publisher's description.
Brant, Alex, author
From the most trusted name in guns and ammunition comes this ultimate reference on shotgunning. the Shooter's Bible Guide to Sporting Shotguns offers everything you need to know about the sport and its gear, from different types of sporting shotguns to helpful accessories.
Mallery, Susan, author
Finley McGowan is determined that the niece she's raising will always feel loved and wanted. Unlike how she felt after her mom left to pursue a dream of stardom, and when the grandfather who was left to raise them abandoned her and her sister, Sloane, when they needed him most. Now Sloane is back, as beautiful and as damaged as ever - and she wants a relationship with her daughter. With the help of a man who knows all too well how messy families can be, Finley will learn there's joy in surrendering and peace in letting go.
Pegler, Martin, 1954- author
Chantler, Scott, author, artist
"Squire is brainy, bookish, and terribly under-appreciated by the brawny, inept knight Sir Kelton, who somehow always gets all the glory. So when the two mismatched heroes find themselves in a cursed village plagued by a demonic dragon, Kelton rides off to slay it and Squire stays behind to catch up on some reading. But Squire starts to notice that something isn’t quite right about this town . . . Can he uncover its strange secrets?"-- Provided by publisher.
Lloyd, Megan Wagner, author
Eleven-year-old Avery Lee loves living in Hickory Valley, Maryland. She loves her neighborhood and school and the end-of-summer fair she always goes to with her two best friends. But she's tired of feeling squished by her six siblings! They're noisy and chaotic and the younger kids all love her a little too much. Avery hatches a plan to finally get her own room, all while trying to get Max to sleep at night, navigating changes in her friendships, and working on an art entry for the fair. But Avery soon learns there are worse things than not having her own room, when she finds out her family might move across the country.
Hegarty, Patricia, author
Who's tickling Tiger? And who made Elephant jump? Nothing is quite what it seems in this quirky touch-and-feel book full of busy animals.
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952-, author
Six years ago, Daniel was a Los Angeles financial analyst who was too handsome for his own good. Too smart for his anchor job on the nightly news. And too enamored with the heady addictions of the high life. That man died in a tragic accident with his fiancée. With grief and guilt battling for control, Daniel moved to the quiet California seaside town of Miramar Bay with his best friend--a rescue Labradoodle who still sees him through rough times. Daniel's a different man now. Clean, sober, and taking things one day at a time with no commitments to anyone except himself. And just as his solitude begins to chafe, two souls in need of fresh starts unexpectedly enter Daniel's life . . . Daniel's self-centered sister has dissolved several longtime relationships. Theirs included. The latest? Her restless teenage daughter, Nicole, whom she's dropped off in Miramar Bay without a backward glance. For Nicole, who's never felt at home in the world, it only confirms the disconnect she's always had with her mother. Now, left with an uncle she barely knows, Nicole is more adrift than ever. Yet to Daniel's surprise, playing surrogate father is forging a bond that he needs, too. More difficult for Daniel is the possibility of romance with lovely and fragile Stella Dalley. Struggling with a trauma of her own, the single mother is as cautious about love as Daniel is--no matter how healing it could be. But for Daniel, Stella, and Nicole there's still hope for a tomorrow they can call their own. All they have do is to learn to trust in each other, and in themselves.
Peterson, Tracie, author
"Fulfilling a promise to her dying mother, Elise Wright watches over her father as cook on his Great Lakes schooner. But the behavior of a new sailor unsettles her and first mate Nick Clark, who secretly begins investigating. When tragedy strikes, Nick and Elise must rely on their faith and each other as they confront their greatest fears."-- Provided by publisher.
Higgins, Ryan T., author
As the only T. rex in her school, Penelope is often overlooked but when she loses her confidence after signing up for the school talent show, her father and some friends help her find her courage.
Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather), author
Winston Chu saves the owner of a curiosities shop from a robbery only to be gifted a broomstick and a dustpan for his trouble--items that turn out to be more a curse than a blessing when they sweep away important stuff, like his baby sister.
Ortega, Claribel A., author
"Every year Witchlings who participate in the Black Moon Ceremony are placed into covens and come into their powers as full-fledged witches. Seven isn't placed in one of the five covens. She's a Spare. Seven invokes her only option. The three Spares will be assigned an impossible task: If they work together and succeed at it, their coven will be sealed and they'll gain their full powers. If they fail--Well, the last coven to make the attempt ended up being turned into toads"--Adapted from publisher.