The Rembrandt Affair
Best selling author Daniel Silva has written another in his popular series of thrillers about Israeli spy Gabriel Allon. This is a tale of greed, passion, and murder spanning more than half a century, centered on an object of haunting beauty.
A Maine restaurant owner tells high school teacher Jake Epping that there is a time portal to the year 1958. Dying of cancer, he has only one wish: He wants Jake to go back in time and prevent the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. According to author Stephen King, the idea for this novel has been percolating in his mind for decades.
90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
As Baptist minister Don Piper drove home from a conference, his car collided with a semi-truck that had crossed into his lane. Piper was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven, where he was greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually, and he experienced true peace. This is his story.
A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children Caroline Kennedy has included a rich variety of Kennedy family favorite poems in this collection with thoughtful personal introductions written by Caroline herself and beautiful new original artwork by award-winning artist, Jon J Muth. This priceless collection is sure to become a family favorite. For Ages 4-12
A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set (A Song of Ice and Fire Series)
This is the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Author George R. R. Martin, dubbed the “American Tolkien” by Time magazine - has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom.
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
The host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey has written this book that is sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful. It the book to read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships with the opposite sex..
Over 100 creatures and plants from A to Z hilariously demonstrate action words, synonyms, opposites, in this multiconcept book by Matthew Van Fleet. Young readers are challenged to spot four plants or animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Twenty-three textures plus foils, flaps, pull tabs, and even a scratch-and-sniff scent add to the interactive surprises.
For infants or children in preschool.
Always Looking Up : The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
A memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of the life, work, politics, faith, and family of Michael J. Fox (Lucky Man). The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson’s.
America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book Robert Sabuda again dazzles audiences with his brilliant paper engineering, this time honoring the USA - From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Big Apple, Sabuda delivers dynamic spreads that combine his trademark white pop-ups against brilliantly colored backgrounds.
Recommended for ages 4-8
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek and the author of several bestselling political histories, was given access to troves of letters in the possession of the president's descendants and has fashioned from them a view of Jackson and his times that illuminates the culture and manners of the Washington community and the importance of it for presidential policymaking.
Audition : A Memoir
Author Barbara Walters, the first woman ever to cohost a network news program, has had an amazingly full life. In the bestselling Audition, she describes her extraordinary public and private journey.
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction David Sheff writes of his family's sense of isolation and horror that accompanied his realization that his teenage son was a drug addict. It will undoubtedly help many addicted and their families, providing not only a wealth of factual data but also the assurance that they are not alone in their grief.
Big Words for Little People
This is the eighth collaboration by the #1 national bestelling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell and the latest addition to the Books to Grow By series.
(Picture book. recommended for ages 3-6)
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking
The former science and business reporter at The Washington Post, Malcolm Gladwell has written a book about how we make instantaneous judgments and why are some people so much better at it than others. Readers familiar with his New Yorker articles and his bestseller "The Tipping Point" will enjoy his latest work.
Born Standing Up
The actor, comic, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, essayist, magician, musician, and composer Steve Martin is master of the catchphrase and the balloon animal and now he has written a memoir that is also an illuminating guidebook to stand-up from one of our two or three greatest living comedians.
Bridge of Sighs
After a lifetime in the same small upstate New York town, Lou C. Lynch, a deeply cautious and conventional man, is headed for a vacation in Italy. It's an improbable leap for this most improbable hero of the latest novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo (Empire Falls).
Bridge to Terabithia
This superb Newbery Medal-winning novel by Katherine Paterson tells the story of the blossoming of an unlikely friendship between Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke and its tragic aftermath. Katherine Patterson's graceful intertwining of fantasy and realistic psychology has touched readers ever since the book's 1977 publication and it's also been made into a major motion picture.
Recommended for ages 9 + up.
This irresisibly pettable, brillantly innovative and fun multi-concept book by Matthew Van Fleet, introduces twenty-three breeds of frolicking felines as they pounce, prance and parade through concepts, pull-tabs, textures and interactive surprises. And you'll never believe what cat dragged in! Pleasingly purr-fect fun from start to finish! Meow...meow...meow...WOW!
recommended For infants or children in preschool
When London graffiti artists in the '60s; wrote that "Clapton Is God," the guitar playing narrator Eric Clapton confesses to some youthful ambivalence about the praise that has been heaped on him, before allowing that he thought it was "really quite nice."
Deceptively Delicious : Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food Jessica Seinfeld, mother of three and wife of comedian Jerry, devised an elegant plan: puree fruits and vegetables and incorporate them into kid friendly dishes like Mac & Cheese (cauliflower or beans); Chicken Nuggets (broccoli); Chocolate Cake (beets). It seems to work!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney has worked as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, and at a number of other occupations. His popular Web comic, which began in 2004, has now made its way to print as a laugh-out-loud "novel in cartoons," adapted from the series.
Recommended for Ages 8-13.
Einstein: His Life and Universe
This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available Written by Walter Isaacson the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, the book explores this imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate and reminds us why Einstein remains one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th century.
Two-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner has written a story about a bright, science-minded boy who goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets.
Recommended for Ages 5-8
For One More Day
This is the first novel from Mitch Albom ("Tuesdays with Morrie"). This slender fable about a family poses a simple yet infinitely resonant question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? Charley Benetto's miraculous reunion with his deceased mother offers him, and Albom's readers a glimpse at the possibilities.
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship Jon Meacham, the managing editor of Newsweek has used several previously unavailable sources to eloquently tell the story of the epic friendship between Roosevelt and Churchill, focusing on the elements that bonded these two leaders in their dramatic struggle between good and evil.
While drug dealers, violent criminals, and the Ku Klux Klan may be outside the purview of most economists, they fit quite well into the world of Steven D. Levitt the University of Chicago professor and Clark Medal winner (awarded to promising economists under 40) who focuses on the real world and examines it very closely.
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
A stylish, convincing and delightful "diet" book that celebrates wine, bread and pastry, as well as three-course meals. Author Mireille Guiliano observes the different lifestyles of French and American women, that could radically change the way you think and live.
Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book
There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker. Age Range: 4 to 8
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens, one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time makes the ultimate case against religion. After studying all of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made concept, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins. He spares no targets, criticizing both Western and Eastern faiths.
Harry Potter Boxed Set (Books 1-7)
The exciting tales of Harry Potter, the young wizard-in-training, have taken the world by storm, and fans just can't get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts and beyond. If you buy one of the Harry Potter books written by J. K. Rowling, you're going to want to read more. Here are the first 7, in one boxed set.
Have a Little Faith : A True Story
Author Mitch Albom brings two clergymen: an elderly rabbi from Albom's home synagogue and an African-American pastor leading a ministry to Detroit's homeless population - to vivid life and conveys their messages of faith with both sensitivity and respect.
Healthy Aging Healthy: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being
This book about aging is unlike any other in the breadth and depth of its information and understanding. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, it is infused with the engaging candor and common sense of Dr. Andrew Weil also author of "Spontaneous Healing" and "The Healthy Kitchen."
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
This is the true story by Todd Burpo of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
His Excellency: George Washington
The author of seven highly acclaimed biographies, Joseph J. Ellis has brought to life the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention to detail and his lyrical prose, Eliis has written an incisive portrait of our first president.
Horse Soldiers : The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
This dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban was written by Doug Stanton, former contributing editor at Esquire and Outside.
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Occasionally blunt, often educational, but never boring, Thomas L. Friedman is among the best known and respected analysts of the Middle East. A three-time Pulitzer winner, his books and column for the New York Times take a no-nonsense, authoritative approach to complex global issues.
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman Nora Ephron The woman who brought us "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," and " You've Got Mail" and the author of the best seller "Heartburn" discusses everything-from how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends attempting to stop the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions and creams that promise to slow the aging process but never do, has written a wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving new book.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, contributing writer for The New York Times, and a bestselling author examines various aspects of the agricultural industry, the food chain, and man's place in the natural world. This is a witty, offbeat follow-up to his widely praised "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals."
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
A mesmerizing portrait of the Nazi capital by Erik Larson that surveys Berlin, circa 1933–1934, from the perspective of two American naïfs: Roosevelt's ambassador to Germany, William Dodd, an academic historian and Jeffersonian liberal who hoped Nazism would de-fang itself, and Dodd's daughter Martha, a sexual free spirit who loved Nazism's vigor and ebullience.
Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich
The champion of the middle-class investor, Jim Cramer (Jim Cramer's Real Money) shows investors how to take the advice he dispenses on his television program and put it into action. He walks investors through the key decisions they have to make: understanding their tolerance for risk and defining their goals, doing the essential homework on a stock, and knowing how to buy and sell stocks.
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
veting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from the bestselling author Bill O'Reilly.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, Mo Willems has created this stunning book that tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
Recommended for Ages 4-8.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
In his fourth outing, Llama Llama learns what many children know: waiting for Christmas is tough. The author/illustrator Anna Dewdney delivers a familiar holiday message with grace, as Mama and Llama Llama snuggle on a tranquil spread, next to their undecorated tree.
Recommended for ages 3-5
Llama Llama Home with Mama
Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama's nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! These fun-to-read rhymes by Anna Dewdney are sure to help children and their parents get through those under-the-weather days.
Recommended for ages 3 to 5
Subtitled: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 Marcus Luttrell tells the story of four US Navy SEALS who departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive.
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10
In early July, 2005, four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of that survivor of Operation Redwing Marcus Luttrell.
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28
When they are in the tree house, Jack and Annie only have to say those simple words and the tree house starts to spin, faster and faster. . . . And then, poof!—the kids find themselves flying on the backs of dinosaurs, exploring the surface of the moon, and slipping down the deck of the Titanic.
The 28 adventures are now together in a collectible box that looks just like the magic tree house.
Recommended for ages 5-10.
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick (In the Heart of the Sea) tells the heartbreaking story of both the misery and driving determination of the Pilgrims on their historic journey from Europe and their difficuties in establishing the Plymouth Colony as they faced the threat of starvation, illness, and savage winters (half ultimately died) and, 50 years later, bloody wars against the Indians.
Spanning across eight decades--and one unusually awkward adolescence Jeffrey Eugenides' long-awaited second novel is a glorious, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire.
My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir
Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words.
My Sister's Keeper
Known for expertly blending provocative themes with family conflicts and difficult moral choices, author Jodi Picoult always keeps her readers riveted with heartfelt yet impeccably researched novels, like this poignant and controversial family drama.
Oh, The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss, pseudonym for Theodor Seuss Geisel, is world renowned for his inventiveness and wit. He offers a magnificent flight of fancy into the future of a generic "you" who is venturing out into the world for the first time. [Ages 5-50]
This powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout is about the kind of woman you would run across the street to avoid meeting. She's abrasive and unapologetically rude. Now retired, she taught seventh-grade math in the small Maine town of Crosby for years, earning a reputation as the mean teacher who leaves her students flustered and trembling. She is loud, unnerving, tart-tongued, and completely unforgettable.
Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals
Bestselling nonfiction author Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) has written a witty, offbeat book that examines various aspects of the agricultural industry, the food chain, and man's place in the natural world.
On the Night You Were Born
"On the night you were born, the moon smiles with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, 'Life will never be the same.' " With a clear poetic text and soothing pictures, On the Night You Were Born written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman celebrates the birth and worth of every wondrous child. A superb parent-and-child bedtime read-aloud.
Recommended for ages 3-8
Outliers: The Story of Success
Author Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a bestselling author of narrative nonfiction that examines the intersection of science and culture. He's written an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful and reveals what makes high-achievers different.
Peter and the Starcatchers
An orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to save the world from evil. Award-winning authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson tell a wonderful story that precedes J. M. Barrie's classic "Peter Pan."
Recommended for ages 10+up
This sparkling picture book by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann is filled with such favorites as pink bubble gum, pink peonies, pink cotton candy, and pink fairy princess dresses, celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all.
Recommended for ages 5 to 8
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Puff, Jackie Paper, and the land of Honalee finally live on the page. This handsome package includes a cloth case with a tipped-in illustration and an embossed jacket with foil touches, as well as a CD featuring not only Puff, but several other songs performed by Peter Yarrow, his daughter Bethany, and cellist Rufus Cappadocia.
Ages 3 - 7.
Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life
In the pages of this fascinating memoir, Tony Dungy reveals the secrets to his success—principles, practices, and priorities that have kept him on track despite overwhelming personal and professional obstacles, including firings, stereotypes, and the tragic loss of a child.
With a forward by Denzel Washington.
Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners
This 30-Minute Meal Cookbook by Food Network star Rachael Ray uses her 30-minute magic to create an entire year of delicious meals without one repeat. With easy-to-understand instructions, she explains how simple variations in ingredients or preparation methods can vastly extend your repertoire as a cook.
Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities Elizabeth Edwards the bestselling author of "Saving Graces" shares her inspirational story about the challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
In his explosive financial manuals, Robert T. Kiyosaki suggests that perhaps you shouldn't have taken Dad's advice, encouraging a new look at an old financial mind-set. The subtitle of Rich Dad, Poor Dad says it all: "What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money — That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!" Contending that the wealthy have learned to make money work for them, Kiyosaki reveals his secrets to success.
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
The legendary creator of "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "The Giving Tree" Shel Silverstein, has come up some unforgettable new characters: Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others in this delightfully "Billy Sook" (silly book). Recommended for ages 7-12
Author Tatiana de Rosnay, sets her exciting novel during the summer of 1942 when the French police arrested thousands of Jewish families and held them outside of Paris before shipping them off to Auschwitz. On the 60th anniversary of the roundups, an expatriate American journalist covering the atrocities discovers a personal connection. Her apartment was formerly occupied by one such family.
Saving Fish from Drowning
Loosely based on fact and purportedly communicated by a deceased San Francisco woman to a medium via "automatic writing," it's the story of 11 Americans who depart their Myanmar resort on a Christmas morning to boat across a misty lake; and vanish. This provocative new novel is by Amy Tan the author of The Joy Luck Club.
Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous
The frank, "get real" approach of this diet book by Kim Barnouin, a former model who has a Master of Science degree in holistic nutrition and Rory Freedman, a former agent for Ford Models, may be just right for those who have tried and tried without success to lose weight and keep it off.
Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy Matthew Reinhart has designed a thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features -- pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies. This beautiful book will impress all fans of STAR WARS and gives a whole new perspective to the films.
Recommended for 8 to 12 years
Stieg Larsson Trilogy : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
These best-selling novels by Sweden's Stieg Larsson are set in Sweden and feature Lisbeth Salander - “one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller” (The New York Times). The trilogy is an international sensation that will grab you and keep you “reading with eyes wide open” (San Francisco Chronicle). “[It] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve” (The Independent, U.K.), but “be warned: the trilogy is seriously addictive.” (The Guardian, U.K.).
Swing! by Rufus Butler Seder does for kids what Gallop! does for animals. A boy rides a bike, a girl kicks her soccer ball, a swimmer cuts through the water, and a skater pirouettes on ice. The effect is joyous, magical, mesmerizing, and taps into the the endless fascination that children find in watching other children..
Recommended for ages 3 and up
Tales of a Broadway Flack
All the excitement of Broadway during the glory days of the Great White Way comes to life this biography of Sol Jacobson press agent for some of Broadway’s most memorable shows including "West Side Story," "Look Back in Anger," Teahouse of the August Moon," "Fiddler on the Roof" and so many others during the 1940's 50's and 60's. It was written by David A. Long.
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin beautifully dramatizes crucial moments in Lincoln's life such as as his nomination as the Republican Party's presidential candidate, his delivery of the Gettysburg address, his shepherding of the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery) through Congress, and finally his assassination.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie ("Resevoir Blues") has based his book on his own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art. It tells the story of the adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
This espionage novel by Frederick Forsyth, the grandmaster of international intrigue is based on real events connected with the July 2005 London subway bombings. The Afghan is a pulse-raising tale of plots and counter-plots as leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom uncover the outlines of a massive al Qaeda attack plan, and attempt a risky substitution.
The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!
In 26 alliterative couplets, Steve Martin conjures up much more than mere apples and zebras; instead we meet Horace the Hare, whose hairdo hides hunchbacks, and Ollie the Owl, who owed Owen an oboe. Roz Chast contributes the perfect visual settings for Martin’s zany two-liners. Her instantly recognizable drawings are packed with humorous touches both broad and subtle.
Recommended for Ages 11-15
The Art of Racing in the Rain
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, a former documentary film maker, is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life, as only a dog could tell it.
The Book Thief
Australian-born Markus Zusak grew up sitting at the kitchen table, glued to his chair, listening to his mother's tales of her childhood in Nazi Germany. These tales serve as a springboard for his unique and unusual novel about the power of words to both destroy and comfort.
Recommended for Ages 12 and up
The Curious Garden
A magical story about a boy's dream and how the efforts of one small person can help change the world; written and illustrated by Peter Brown, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Recommended for infants or children in preschool
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother in this best selling novel by Mark Haddon.
The Dangerous Book for Boys
The bestselling book by brothers Conn and Hal Iggulden is written for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what is the big deal with girls.
The Daring Book for Girls
This is the manual for everything that girls need to know -- and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all.
The Darkest Evening of The Year Dean Koontz has an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear—and of enduring devotion.
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite Dr. David Kessler, the dynamic former FDA commissioner who reinvented the food label and tackled the tobacco industry, now reveals how the food industry has hijacked the brains of millions of Americans. The result? America’s number-one public health issue. Dr. Kessler cracks the code of overeating by explaining how our bodies and minds are changed when we consume foods that contain sugar, fat, and salt.
The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need
A frequent guest on The View and the diet expert on VH1's top-rated Celebrity Fit Club Ian K. Smith author or "Take-Control Diet: A Life Plan for Thinking People" provides a program to help you attempt to beat the battle of the bulge forever. It's in paperback too!
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
This may not be the first book to point out that what communicates love to you might not mean a thing to your mate. But Gary Chapman says it the most clearly, and most convincingly. His well-defined languages explain why so many well-meaning spouses find expressions of love so frustrating.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom, the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, has written a small but wonderful parable that weaves together three stories that explore unexpected connections between people and the idea that heaven might be more than just a final destination.
The God Delusion
Evolutionary theorist Richard Dawkins is not simply an atheist who refuses to regard religion as mere harmless nonsense, but he views it instead as one of humanity's most pernicious creations. He attacks arguments for the existence of God; accuses religions of fomenting divisiveness, war, and bigotry and castigates believers in intelligent design.
Southern whites' guilt for not expressing gratitude to the black maids who raised them threatens to become a familiar refrain. But don't tell Kathryn Stockett because her novel tells a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide.
Did Bram Stoker base his character Count Dracula on the historical Vlad Dracul, the cruel 15th-century prince of Wallachia? Some believe that this is true, despite scanty evidence, but in in this very suspenseful novel by Elizabeth Kostova, there can be no doubt.
After the publication of Twilight, the sensational debut novel by Stephenie Meyer, Publishers Weekly chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" - a prediction that proves ever more true with each new thriller.
The Hour I First Believed
This is a profound and heart-rending work of fiction. Wally Lamb ("I Know This Much is True") proves once again that he is a virtuoso storyteller, assembling a variety of voices and an ensemble of characters rich enough to evoke all of humanity.
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins, the author of the middle-grade fantasy series The Underland Chronicles begins anew, exploring a future landscape. Her story is about sixteen-year-old Katniss, who is smart, athletic, and fast. She can take down a rabbit with a bow and arrow, hitting it straight through the eye. Will these skills be enough to survive the Hunger Games?
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot a science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Prevention; has uncovered this story of a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today.
The Last Lecture
When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave—"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"—wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment
Behind the fancy "Finley & Figg" sign are two middle-aged lawyers just getting by. Then one day, while they're wading through yet another mundane day of paper-pushing in their modest Chicago office, everything changes forever when a fast-track attorney joins their firm. This is the latest best seller from the master of the legal thriller, John Grisham.
The Lost Symbol
This is another brilliant tapestry of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes by bestselling writer Dan Brown author of numerous thrillers, including The Da Vinci Code, one of the biggest literary bestsellers of all time.
The Love Dare
The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick is a 40-day guided devotional designed to strengthen marriages in trouble, and is the same rustically bound book that plays a pivotal role in the new movie Fireproof.
The Lucky One
Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of the heart-tugging novel by Nicholas Sparks believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
Author E. L. Doctorow (Ragtime), powerfully recounts the saga of Sherman's march, and manages to meld personal stories with the myths in this thrilling and poignant novel. He not only conveys the consequences of that campaign for soldiers and civilians in harrowingly intimate detail, but also creates a portrait of war as a mindless mass rage severed from any cause, ideal, or moral principle.
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
This novel by Kim Edwards, begins on a winter night in 1964. Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret.
The Mill River Recluse
A story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places. Author Darcie Chan was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the small towns of Brandon, Wisconsin, La Junta and Cheraw, Colorado, and Paoli, Indiana.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Recommended for ages 8-12.
The Nine : Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Based on exclusive interviews with the Supreme Court Justices themselves and other insiders, The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin is a timely and provocative “state of the union” about America’s most elite legal institution.
The Paris Wife
This compelling, spellbinding portrait of a marriage from author Paula McLain who takes her readers on a voyeuristic journey into the dispair that haunted the bestselling novelist Ernest Hemingway. Through the voice of his first wife, Hadley,she shares the dark side of the much glorified bohemian lifestyle of American expatriates in Paris during the 1920s.
McLain's writing has a beautiful simplicity. She creates for her reader a sense that she is Hadley and The Paris Wife is her memoir.
The Post-American World
Newsweek editor and popular television pundit Fareed Zakaria (The Future of Freedom) has written a stimulating, largely optimistic forecast of where the 21st century is heading.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Author Eckhart Tolle is a renowned contemporary spiritual counselor and bestselling self-help author. At the core of his simple yet profound teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. Profound insights are gained --we are not our mind; we can find our way out of psychological pain; authentic power is found in surrendering to the now.
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
Author Rick Warren offers fresh insights on worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism by answering questions like: Why am I here? What is my purpose? He also explains how we can achieve fulfillment through hope and challenge.
You'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life and in every interaction you have. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you in this new best-seller by Rhonda Byrne, Australian TV producer with this self-help book promising wealth, love, happiness and even weight loss through a simple application of the laws of attraction.
This exciting novel was written by William P. Young, a Canadian who was raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. His intriguing crime mystery story is about a man whose daughter was abducted. He then receives an invitation to an isolated shack which apparently came from God.
The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life
Five years after publication of The South Beach Diet by renowned Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston comes a "supercharged" version of the plan which guides readers into a healthy lifestyle for the long haul and introduces a 20-minute-a-day fitness regimen.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
In his first novel David Wroblewski, a 48-year-old software developer in Colorado, has written an enormous but effortless read, that is simply a captivating story about a mute boy and his dogs.
The Tale of Despereaux
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. This popular best seller, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering has also been made into a colorful animated movie.
Recommended for ages 7 - 12
The Three Snow Bears
Author Jan Brett traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Her dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic where these people live. Her attention to detail shows throughout her story and lovely illustrations.
Recommended for Ages 4-up.
The Tiger's Wife
In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife. Author Téa Obreht has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-'90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a bestselling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning? Malcolm Gladwell has all the answers and then some more.
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, author Dave Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.
The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide
Some sound but not new advice on how to lose weight and keep it off. Eat sensibly and exercise for the rest of your life (or for however long you wish to maintain a healthy weight) He says "If you are overweight, you are out of control. That's not a natural place to be." 710 pages
The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About
Bestselling author Kevin Trudeau introduces you to the last diet you will ever need. Imagine, you will lose at least 30 pounds in 30 days...with no hunger...no exercise...and no surgery!
The White Tiger
What makes this much trumpeted debut novel by Aravind Adiga such a triumph is the strikingly contemporary voice with which it skewers its subject: a beguiling mix of pitch-black humor and devastating cynicism that feels both refreshingly modern and bracingly direct.
The World Is Flat The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century is a timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, written by one of our most respected journalists, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
This artful narrative by Diane Ackerman is about a Warsaw animal keeper who saves hundreds of Jews from Nazi gas chambers. It engages us in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors and details how Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages, refusing to give in to the fear of discovery, and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence for her "guests" as Europe crumbled around her.
In his second novel, Charles Frazier ("Cold Mountain") sends a 12-year-old orphan named Will into the wilderness with only a horse, a key, and a map, into Indian country to run a trading post. Thrust into a frontier society where everything is uncertain, Will places his allegiance on the side of the embattled Cherokees and accumulates money and property but unsuccessfully represents them when the federal government decides to remove them from their lands. Finally, some mysterious strangers ride into town to collect their debts, and Will's empire comes tumbling down.
Thirteen Reasons Why
This brilliant first novel by Jay Asher is a moving, highly original story that focuses on a set of audiotapes made by a girl before she committed suicide, and which explain to 13 people the reasons why she decided to end her life.
Recommended for Frade 7 and up
Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished players in college football history. A two-time winner of the NCAA National Football Championship with the University of Florida, Tim is also the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player, while also winning the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s best college quarterback and the James E. Sullivan Award for the most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day
From the bestselling author Jamie Lee Curtis with illustrations by Laura Cornell (Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born) comes a whimsical picture book with tickling verses, expressing the 13-moods of a saucy little redheaded girl. Her playful rhymes encourage us to express our feelings -- from excited to grumpy, cranky to joyful.
Recommended for ages 3 - 8
True Compass : A Memoir Edward M. Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate for 47 years. In 2004, he began interviews at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia for an oral history project about his life. He has worked closely on this book with Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, co-author of the #1 bestseller "Flags of Our Fathers."
UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
An easy-to-follow 8-week plan to help you lose weight based on your own unique genetic needs. Since each of our bodies is different and may require more or less of certain nutrients to awaken our fat-burning DNA, Dr. Mark Hyman shows you exactly how to customize the program for your own particular needs.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
From the 1936 Olympics to WWII Japan's most brutal POW camps, this heart-wrenching new book by Laura Hillenbrand is thousands of miles and a world away from the racing circuit of her bestselling Seabiscuit. But it's just as much a page-turner, and its hero, Louie Zamperini, is just as loveable.
This is the latest suspense thriller from Dean Koontz. A bartender finds a note under his windshield wiper saying "If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work". Great opening.....
Waddle: A Scanimation Picture Book
Waddle!, an animals-in-motion Scanimation book, will inspire prancing, hopping, stomping, and scampering. And did we mention color? Created by the optical genius behind the phenomenal #1 and #2 New York Times bestselling children's books, Gallop! and Swing!, Waddle! adds touches of color to the images and integrates it into the text. Author Rufus Butler Seder is the inventor of Lifetiles, glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by
Recommended for Ages 3-8.
What to Expect When You're Expecting
This classic guide about pregnancy and childbirth has been updated to reflect the most recent information, as well as the latest nutritional guidance for expectant mothers. It's a comprehensive and comforting source of advice for parents-to-be.
World Without End
Best selling author Ken Follett has written a sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth" (1989). It takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth.
You on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management
Scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting -- and why so many of us struggle with our weight and the size of our waists. Now Doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, authors of the bestselling YOU series, are taking this cutting-edge information and translating it, in order to help you attempt to shave inches off your waist.
You, The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger
A "from the inside out" guide to total body health presenting the human body as you have never seen it before, with simple yet memorable analogies written by doctors Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen which describe each integral part of the body in terms that readers can understand. There is also information about common diseases and conditions, advice about prevention and treatment, and suggestions for diet and exercise.
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
Televangelist Joel Osteen presents a message of hope and encouragement that has won him praise from actor Chuck Norris and author Joyce Meyer. In Your Best Life Now, he encourages believers to discover their innate, God-given strengths and abilities to overcome obstacles and achieve authentic success.