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Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by Deresiewicz, William.

Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren't—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how to find a sense of purpose. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins wit

Sep 17, 2014
Festive in Death by Robb, J. D..

Festive in Death

-- New York Times -- Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year's 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

Sep 17, 2014
Five Little Pigs by Christie, Agatha.

Five Little Pigs

Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, yet there were five other suspects: Philip Blake (the stockbroker) who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist) who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee) who had roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess) who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister) who cried 'wee wee wee' all the way home.It is sixteen years later, but Hercule Poirot just can't get that nursery rhyme out of his min

Sep 17, 2014
Flora and the Flamingo by Idle, Molly.

Flora and the Flamingo

A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more!

Sep 17, 2014
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Scieszka, Jon.

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read -- STARRED REVIEW "In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers' fires on all cylinders." -- -- " — -- School Library Journal "Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can't wait to see what he does with these fu

Sep 17, 2014
Hardcase by Simmons, Dan.

Hardcase

Once Joe Kurtz needed revenge--and revenge cost him eleven years in Attica prison. Now Kurtz needs a job, and the price is going to be higher. Out of prison, out of touch, Kurtz signs on with the Byron Farino, Don of a Mob family whose son Kurtz had been protecting on the inside. Farino enlists Kurtz's help to track down the Family's missing accountant--a man with too much knowledge of Family business to have on the loose. But someone doesn't want the accountant found--and with enemies inside t

Sep 17, 2014
Haunted by Hooper, Kay.

Haunted

How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren't ready to forgive? In -- Now Trinity, Deacon, and this odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn't certain who—or what—will be left standing when it's all over.

Sep 17, 2014
Heroes Are My Weakness A Novel by Phillips, Susan Elizabeth.

Heroes Are My Weakness A Novel

New York TimesAn isolated island off the coast of Maine. A man. A woman. Puppets. (Yes, puppets . . .) And . . . A mysterious house looming over the sea . . .It's going to be a long, hot winter.

Sep 17, 2014
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Maum, Courtney.

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, which -- Elle) creates the perfect portrait of an imperfect family—and a heartfelt exploration of marriage, love, and fidelity.

Sep 17, 2014
If You Could Be Mine- A Novel by Farizan, Sara.

If You Could Be Mine- A Novel

-- Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction One of Rolling Stone's 40 Best YA Novels A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They've shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love--Sahar and Nasrin could be beate

Sep 17, 2014
It's So Amazing! by Harris, Robie H..

It's So Amazing!

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies?—?and about sex and sexuality, too. It's So Amazing! provides the answers?—?with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It's Perfectly Normal, this forthrig

Sep 17, 2014
Little Red Writing by Holub, Joan.

Little Red Writing

Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of -- , in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.

Sep 17, 2014
Lock In by Scalzi, John.

Lock In

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Sep 17, 2014
Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age by Zeltser, David.

Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age

A hilarious middle-grade novel about a misunderstood caveboy perfect for fans of -- Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age Illustrated with black and white line art throughout. -- Kirkus Reviews  "Suspenseful and smartly humorous."—ForeWord Reviews

Sep 17, 2014
Momo by Ende, Michael.

Momo

The Neverending Story

Sep 17, 2014
Murder 101 A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Kellerman, Faye.

Murder 101 A Decker/Lazarus Novel

New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman's beloved Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York—and find themselves entangled in deception, intrigue, and murder in an elite, picturesque college townAs a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now he and his spirited wife, Rina Lazarus, are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children, grandchildren, an

Sep 17, 2014
Murder on the Orient Express by Christie, Agatha.

Murder on the Orient Express

Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A 'respectable American gentleman' lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside . . . Hercule Poirot is also aboard, having arrived in the nick of time to claim a second-class compartment -- and the most astounding case of his illustrious career.

Sep 17, 2014
National Geographic Kids Cookbook A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure by Seaver, Barton.

National Geographic Kids Cookbook A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure

Join Barton Seaver—master chef and National Geographic Explorer—on a year-round culinary adventure as he explores what it takes to create the ultimate dish. Barton provides mouthwatering recipes, the ins and outs of healthy eating, awesome crafts and activities, and food-focused challenges, proving once and for all that cooking can be a blast. Follow along as he teaches you to plant a kitchen garden, host a dinner party for your friends, and pack the perfect school lunch. Other highlights includ

Sep 17, 2014
Nightmares! by Segel, Jason; Miller, Kirsten.

Nightmares!

Jason Segel, multitalented actor, writer, and musician, teams up with New York Times  Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!   Charlie Laird has several problems.   1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch. 2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark. 3.He can't remember the last time sleeping wasn't a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.   What Charlie doesn't know is that his problems ar

Sep 17, 2014
No Limits by Foster, Lori.

No Limits

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a hous

Sep 17, 2014