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Par Caroline Fernandez. 2022
A CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens pick! Asha and Baz have a paper rocket to launch! Whoever builds…the rocket that travels the farthest will get to meet astronaut Chris Hadfield. The only problem is Asha and Baz don’t know how to power their rocket. Stuck and unsure, the kids brainstorm by drawing a rocket in the sand using a stick. But this is a very unusual stick. In fact, it’s a magic stick! And it transports them back in time to meet a person who might be able to help them with their rocket problem: scientist Mary Sherman Morgan.
Par Rebecca Zanetti. 2017
A witch shakes up the world of a shapeshifting biker in this paranormal romance by the New York Times–bestselling author of…the Dark Protectors series. If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you! As she hunts for a drug lord killing her fellow witches, all Nessa Lansa&’s instincts point to the Grizzly motorcycle club. That might be because their leader, Bear, is the strong, silent shifter type: warm brown eyes and more muscle and alpha male than any woman can ignore. Which makes Nessa&’s plan to seduce and betray him all the more dangerous… Bear doesn&’t trust the curvy, blue-eyed witch. But Nessa can heal the injuries that sap his strength. And since he can&’t stop thinking of her lush body and teasing smile, her plan to mate him to reclaim her own power is highly tempting. Just one problem. Once a desire this wild is loose, no one will ever control it…. &“Zanetti hits a home run with this one. The steam level will appeal to fans of Christine Feehan and Nalini Singh.&”—Library Journal &“I think you will love this roller coaster ride with this seemingly mismatched couple, who are in truth exactly what the other needs.&”—Fresh Fiction—Kate Douglas on Fated &“Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast.&”—Publishers Weekly on Claimed &“A fast-paced, excitement-filled explosion of action… Zanetti keeps getting better.&”–RT Book Reviews on Marked, 4.5 Stars Top Pick
Par Rebecca Zanetti. 2017
A woman in search of answers gets kidnapped by a sexy witch enforcer in this paranormal romance by the New York Times–bestselling…author of Fated.If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!Working as an informant for the DEA, Victoria Monzelle is used to living on the edge. But she&’s not a big fan of getting kidnapped. And definitely not by a bunch of bad boy witches with fancy-colored fire to shoot at people. So when Adam Dunne shows up and claims to be a witch enforcer, she&’s not going to put her life in his hands based on his word, no matter how smooth and smart and beautifully Irish his words sound. But on the run from a tribunal of witches, she isn&’t going to make it far… Before she knows it, Adam&’s word is all that stands between her and execution. Sophisticated, just-gotta-ruffle-him Adam has vowed to make her his one eternal mate, wild and unpredictable as she is—to save her from a sentence of certain death. But Tori isn&’t interested in being anyone&’s pity date. And if they think she&’s unpredictable now, they should see what&’s coming next….Praise for the Realm Enforcers series&“Zanetti gives paranormal a sexy MC twist!&”—Joanna Wylde, New York Times–bestselling author on Wicked Burn&“The steam level will appeal to fans of Christine Feehan and Nalini Singh.&”—Library Journal on Wicked Bite
Par Adam Ellis. 2018
Adam&’s comics deal with weightier topics like seasonal affective disorder and struggles with self-esteem, while also touching on the silly…and absurd—like his brief, but intense obsession with crystals. With a bright, positive outlook and a sense of humor, Super Chill tells a story that is both highly relatable and intensely personal.
Par Gayle Brandeis. 2000
“Lyrical, imaginative, beautifully crafted, and deeply intelligent. Before anything else, its characters take you by the heart.” — Barbara Kingsolver“[It]…has an edgy beauty that enhances perfectly the seriousness of its contents.” — Toni Morrison“THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS is a story of healing--a skillful, textured weaving of dark and light.” — Donna M. Gershten, author of KISSING THE VIRGIN'S MOUTH“The plight of the mother and daughter is … heartbreaking.” — Kirkus Reviews“A moving and perceptive first novel.” — O magazine“Brandeis’s writing is sensitive, lyrical and diverse.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel“A uniquely inventive novel.” — Rocky Mountain News“Intricate and elegant ... a novel that illustrates a compelling search for meaning that is ultimately familiar.” — Denver Post“Moving … powerful and strangely interesting.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch“An emotional story forged in crystalline prose.” — Bust Magazine“[A] vivid tale of a woman learning to save and cherish life.” — San Francisco Chronicle
Par Jake Thompson. 2018
Ranging from the relatable to the utterly nonsensical and bizarre, The Book of Onions focuses on themes of loneliness, desperation, and…failure. And misplaced optimism. And perverted talking fruit. Sort of like Gary Larson&’s &“The Far Side,&” if Gary were way less accomplished and suffered from depression.
Par Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott. 2020
BB3X is a special Baby Blues treasury that celebrates three decades of one of the most heartwarming, funny, and true-to-life…depictions of raising children ever seen in the funny pages. In addition to a year's worth of Baby Blues comics, this special collection sheds light on the unique collaborative process of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, whose cartooning magic has helped transform some of the most stressful moments in life into some of the most hilarious. The book includes a forward from Rick, a reflection by Jerry, and a special "scrapbook" section of archival photographs, memorabilia, and illustrations from the duo's three decades of Baby Blues collaboration.
Par Andrés J. Colmenares. 2021
This hardcover collection features the cute, uplifting and ingenious aquatic cartoons of Andrés Colmenares, the creator of Wawawiwa Comics, followed…by millions of fans around the globe. While sharks are one of the ocean&’s deadliest predators, these sharks can smell insecurity, doubt, and gloom, and are quick to strike — with kindness, cuteness, and positivity!When Sharks Attack With Kindness includes a QR code linking to a special instrumental soundtrack for audiences to enjoy while reading the book.
Par Carrie Adams. 2009
“A refreshingly honest, realistic, and clever look at family, love, and the tangling up of several lives. You will laugh…and nod your head in recognition, all while racing through the pages to see how it comes together. I absolutely adored this book!” — Kate Jacobs, bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two“Alternating between Tessa’s and Bea’s viewpoints, this fun sequel to The Godmother is a well- written, punchy fairy tale of a story. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal“[A] terrific novel...In The Stepmother, by Carrie Adams, Bea has to learn how to accept her ex’s soon-to-be second wife while she struggles to get over him, deal with her daughters, and get a life.” — Parenting Magazine“Adams follows up 2006’s The Godmother with a perceptive chick noir... Particularly refreshing...Fans of Marian Keyes and Emily Giffin will enjoy Adam’s engrossing second outing.” — Publishers Weekly“Adams injects her romantic soap opera with large dollops of pathos, culminating in a fairy-tale ending to this enjoyable and uplifting read.” — Booklist
Par Jennifer Finney Boylan. 2010
Thirteen-year-old Falcon Quinn and his neighbors, Max and Megan, board bus number 13 for school on an ordinary day in…Cold River, Maine. Only the bus doesn't take its ordinary route, and Falcon and his friends soon find themselves in an extraordinary place—on Shadow Island, at the Academy for Monsters.With a student body stranger than the cast of any monster movie Falcon has ever seen, the academy is home to creatures and oddities of all kinds. In the academy's atmosphere, Falcon's friends begin to unleash and enjoy their monster natures, from flying with Pearl, La Chupakabra, to decaying with the "Zombie Snap." Falcon has always felt different, with his one bright blue eye and one shadow-black eye, but is he really a monster? Will he discover the other thing that makes him different when he finds himself in the Black Mirror? And when he learns that the school's mission is to teach students to hide their aberrant natures, Falcon and his friends need to find a way to fight back for their monster selves.Bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan introduces Falcon, Max, Megan, and their band of monster friends in this first installment of a hair-raising and sidesplitting adventure of monstrous proportions.
Par Katherine Mosby. 2005
“...finely wrought prose and unexpectedly moving portrait of a woman who loses her privileges and finds herself.” — Kirkus Reviews“Captivating...Lovely…language and lively characters.” — Salon.com“Intensely romantic. . . . Beautiful, full of rich, carefully chosen metaphors.” — Washington Post Book World“Lyrical . . . moody, atmospheric . . . rich with a sense of longing . . . dark, seductive and worth visiting.” — People (Three stars)“A deceptively simple and tender novel...the story of a young American woman who (risks) everything for illicit love.” — Seattle Times“Readers who appreciate poetic language and psychologically complex portraits…will savor this.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch“Impeccably rendered...Elegant, perceptive prose...Eloquence is paired with incisive content.” — The Economist“Mosby has a true storyteller’s voice.” — Boston Globe“Mosby writes with fluid grace…her images are magical.” — People“Tremendously ambitious...and impressive.” — The New Yorker
Par Bill Scheft. 1973
“Bill Scheft’s novel produces the kind of explosive laughs that can create an unsanitary condition.” — Jeffrey Toobin“A moving story…about love between wounded souls that will linger in the mind far longer than the laughs.” — Bruce McCall“Bill Scheft has written a delightful first novel....The Ringer is a funny, big-hearted book.” — Tom Perrotta“Funny, insightful, and profound....I’m outraged.” — Larry David“Damn funny, and ultimately moving. Four stars.” — Maxim“Has to be the summer’s funniest novel....Fast moving fiction at its swiftest.” — Trenton NJ Times“Scheft keeps the material coming at machine-gun pace....the jokes are plentiful and very high in quality.” — New York Times Book Review
Par Nicholas Shakespeare. 2008
“Shakespeare, a master craftsman, pulls the narrative string and his beguiling story is complete, as intricate and miraculous as a…ship in a bottle.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review“His mastery shines through his characters...” — Time Out Chicago“…quiet and moving…trouble, as ever, is in the offing, and when it arrives, Shakespeare allows it to run its natural course without dipping into melodrama. Expertly crafted, the novel illuminates love’s craggy depths.” — Publishers Weekly“I read it with complete absorption, wholly immersed in its world. It has a palpability and veracity which is quite mesmerising. A tremendous piece of work.” — William Boyd, award-winning author of The Blue Afternoon and Restless“Masterful...The delicate account of [two lovers’] coming together and drifting apart...A work of rare beauty. ” — Financial Times“Gripping...subtle but arresting.” — The Times (London)
Par Daniel Alarcon. 2007
For ten years, Norma has been the on-air voice of consolation and hope for the Indians in the mountains and…the poor from the barrios—a people broken by war's violence. As the host of Lost City Radio, she reads the names of those who have disappeared—those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Through her efforts lovers are reunited and the lost are found. But in the aftermath of the decadelong bloody civil conflict, her own life is about to forever change—thanks to the arrival of a young boy from the jungle who provides a cryptic clue to the fate of Norma's vanished husband.
Par Jennifer Finney Boylan. 2011
Falcon Quinn survived the first term at the Academy for Monsters along with his monstrous friends Max, Pearl, Mortia, and…the rest. He has finally discovered his monster nature and is working hard to embrace it. But what does it mean to be an Angel, exactly? Having wings is great, when Falcon can remember to use them, but with parents who are the leaders of two warring groups—the monsters and the guardians—Falcon still feels torn in half. When his monster friends begin to doubt his loyalty to the monster world and his only option is flight to Guardian Island, where his mother rules and he is a prince, he'll see the guardians as well as his monster friends in a whole new light. He will also have to decide if Jonny Frankenstein can be trusted and find a way to save his friend Megan from her imprisonment on Guardian Island, not to mention find a way to stop the monsters and guardians from fighting, once and for all.Bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan continues the heroic and often hilarious tale of Falcon Quinn and his band of monster friends in this second installment of the hair-raising and sidesplitting adventure of monstrous proportions.
Par Bill Scheft. 2005
“A riotous novel. More fun than a night on the town with Keith Richards, without the ambulance ride.” — Carl…Hiaasen“If only my high school band’s album fetched as much on EBay these days, I wouldn’t need to have fundraisers.” — Senator John Kerry“The funniest, saddest, most wonderful book I’ve read in a long time. Bill Scheft is a genius, a comic God.” — Molly Jong-Fast, author of Normal Girl and Girl [Maladjusted]“Time Won’t Let Me is for anybody with as warped a sense of humor as mine.” — Paul Shaffer“A laugh-out-loud story of aging rock stars reclaiming their musical ids . . . hits all the right notes.” — Publishers Weekly
Par Bryan Camp. 2019
A Publishers Weekly Book of the Week, May 20 — “The magic and mythological heft of Bryan Camp’s debut doesn’t lose…any momentum in Gather the Fortunes. He captures the essence and resilience of a still healing New Orleans by digging into the parts of a city too often ignored by the well-to-do and powerful. If The City of Lost Fortunes was a love letter to New Orleans then its next installment is an Earl King blue’s song.” — Brent Lambert, editor at FIYAH Magazine
Par Christopher Golden. 2014
Charlaine Harris and Rachel Caine enter a shadowy world of demons and angels in "Dark Witness" while Sarah Rees Brennan,…Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black look at three weird sisters who face challenges beyond magic in "Sisters Before Misters." Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan explore the exquisite agony of eternal love in "She, Doomed Girl," and "Welded" by Tom Piccirilli and T. M. Wright offers an unsettling vision of an evil that infects and destroys lives. Mixing the ordinary—parents, teenagers, lovers—with the extraordinary—angels, demons, serial killers—these captivating and vivid tales delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.
Par Teresa Edgerton. 2001
The ensorceled gems that once held all humans in sway now power a hundred small kingdoms, but the monarchy of…Mountfalcon is suddenly in dire peril. For the Queen has unwittingly lost the realm-sustaining, jeweled Chaos Machine—a castastrophe that could tear the kingdom apart. Captain of the Queen's Guard, Wilrowan Blackheart has been entrusted with the Machine's recovery—an undertaking that slowly reveals a horrific conspiracy spreading far beyond Mountfalcon's borders, as the deposed Maglore plot to reduce the unsuspecting human world to rubble and flames. But unbeknownst to him, another has also embarked on the same mission: a determined crusader of strength and substance...the only woman Blackheart has ever loved, but can never possess.
Par Bryan Camp. 2018
“Anne Rice fans will enjoy this fresh view of supernatural life in New Orleans, while fans of Kim Harrison’s urban…fantasy will have a new author to watch.” — Booklist, starred reviewThe fate of New Orleans rests in the hands of a wayward grifter in this novel of gods, games, and monstersHaunted by its history and by the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is hoping to survive the rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it has a future. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known—a father who is more than human.When the Fortune god is murdered, Jude is drawn into a world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune god’s death, uncover the plot that threatens the city’s soul, and discover what his talent for lost things has always been trying to show him: what it means to be his father’s son.