• The Guardians: A Novel

    John Grisham

    Hardcover (Doubleday, Oct. 15, 2019)
    In this instant #1 New York Times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist.“Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”—Associated PressIn the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.
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  • The Guardians: A Novel

    John Grisham

    eBook (Doubleday, Oct. 15, 2019)
    In this instant #1 New York Times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist.“Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”—Associated PressIn the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.
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  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

    Kelly Barnhill

    Paperback (Algonquin Young Readers, April 30, 2019)
    Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016 2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge—with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .
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  • My First Toddler Coloring Book: Fun with Numbers, Letters, Shapes, Colors, and Animals!

    Tanya Emelyanova

    Paperback (Rockridge Press, Feb. 6, 2018)
    Learn the early essentials with fun shapes, animals, and colors―for kids ages 1-3!Toddlers learn best while having fun. My First Toddler Coloring Book helps children ages 1-3 practice fundamental concepts like reading and counting while they color. Whether your child prefers to use My First Toddler Coloring Book with you or independently, they will have a blast while nurturing their earliest learning skills in this imaginative toddler coloring book, approved by teachers, parents, and children alike.In the colorful, eye-catching pages of My First Toddler Coloring Book, you’ll find:Fundamental learning concepts such as numbers, letters, shapes, colors, animals, simple words, and counting.Bold lines which help toddlers stay within the lines and reinforce the shapes found in this toddler coloring book.More than 100 familiar illustrations that are perfect for building fine motor and recognition skills.My First Toddler Coloring Book is the best toddler coloring book for fun and learning that inspires hours of enjoyment―at home or in the classroom.
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  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set

    Rick Riordan, John Rocco

    Paperback (Disney-Hyperion, June 3, 2014)
    All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, collected in a boxed set fit for demigods, complete with a bonus poster!Now with glorious new cover art and packaged with a special poster, this value-priced set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Accompany the son of the sea god Poseidon and his other demigod friends as they go on a series of quests that will have them facing monsters, gods, and conniving figures from Greek mythology. Do they have what it takes to save the Olympians from an ancient enemy?Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's funny and thrilling adventures for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by readers aged 8-80.This beloved series, read in schools across the world, has inspired two motion pictures and a Broadway musical. It is currently in development for a television series on Disney+,
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  • Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 5

    Bridget Heos, Matt Rockefeller

    Paperback (Workman Publishing Company, May 5, 2015)
    The ultimate 5th-grade workbook, with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games in every subject! It’s fun to be smart! Loved by kids, teacher approved, and parent trusted, Brain Quest Grade 5 Workbook reviews and reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom in an instantly engaging, entertaining way. Each page is jam packed with hands-on activities and games covering spelling and vocabulary, language arts, math skills and word problems, multiplication and division, fraction and decimals, social studies, and much, much more—with friendly illustrations throughout. Aligned with Common Core State Standards and expertly vetted by award-winning teachers, this workbook is designed to appeal to kids’ natural curiosity, with interactive layouts and easy-to-follow explanations that take the intimidation out of learning. Plus, it’s written to help parents follow along and explain key concepts for homework help! With colorful stickers, a fold-out poster, award certificate, and Brain Quest Mini Decks in the back.Also available: Summer Brain Quest Workbooks (Pre-K & K through Grades 5 & 6) and Brain Quest Decks (Pre-K through Grade 7).
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  • Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary

    Merriam-Webster, Inc.

    Hardcover (Merriam Webster, Jan. 1, 2019)
    This newly revised edition, 2019 copyright, is the perfect dictionary for students in grades 3-5, ages 8-11. And can help with homeschooling and remote learning. With 36,000 entries the dictionary covers the core vocabulary an elementary student will encounter in their reading and writing. It offers many new words and senses from technology and life science, such as alternative energy, friend, and STEM It can be used in Texas STAAR testing classrooms. It gives students 250 word history paragraphs so they can learn the stories behind the creation of words like: mustang, hurricane, exult, daisy, clue, asparagus, sandwich, pajamas, pioneer, quicksilver, sideburns, weird, welcome, werewolf and hundreds more. 120 synonym paragraphs and 900 colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams will fascinate young readers and help improve their understanding of concepts. Greek and Latin word root paragraphs help build vocabulary and improve spelling skills. Some of the word roots students will learn are: anim, cap, dict, locu, flu, vor, lev, pon, scrib, struct, and dozens more. Includes A Guide for Writers to help students learn when to best use things like a comma, colon, apostrophe, dash, exclamation point, hyphen semicolon and much more. Provides a list of important Geographical Names and a map of the USA and one of the World. Offers 1,300 quotes from classic and contemporary children's literature to help link vocabulary to what students are reading. Here are some of the books quoted: Alice's Adventure in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
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  • Best of Mad Libs

    Roger Price, Leonard Stern

    Paperback (Mad Libs, April 17, 2008)
    Over the last 50 years, Price Stern Sloan has published hundreds and hundreds of Mad Libs stories. Come fill out over 125 of the funniest ones in this deluxe oversize edition. This book also includes a history of the game as told by the creator Leonard Stern (complete with pictures) and stories filled out by today’s hottest stars! It’s the super-silly way to say _________ [adjective] 50th Anniversary, Mad Libs!
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  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition

    J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay

    Hardcover (Arthur A. Levine Books, Oct. 8, 2019)
    The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay. With over 150 illustrations!Harry Potter wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in this case, different can be deadly.With over 150 dazzling illustrations from Jim Kay, this new fully illustrated edition of the complete and unabridged text of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is sure to delight fans and first-time readers alike.
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  • The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike

    Dinah Bucholz

    Hardcover (Adams Media, Sept. 18, 2010)
    With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie. With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as: Treacle Tart, Harry's favorite dessert Molly's Meat Pies, Mrs. Weasley's classic dish Kreacher's French Onion Soup Pumpkin Pasties, a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you'll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure to make even Mrs. Weasley proud.
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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition

    J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay

    Hardcover (Arthur A. Levine Books, Oct. 6, 2015)
    The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley -- a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry -- and anyone who reads about him -- will find unforgettable.
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  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë

    language (The Classics, June 16, 2020)
    Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Brontë, was asked to pay some of the publication costs.Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.A fiend of a book — an incredible monster... The action is laid in hell, — only it seems places and people have English names there. —Dante Gabriel RossettiA monument of the most striking genius that nineteenth-century womanhood has given us. —Clement ShorterThe greatest work of fiction by any man or woman Europe has produced to date. —Anthony LudoviciThere is no “I” in ‘Wuthering Heights’. There are no governesses. There are no employers. There is love, but it is not the love of men and women. Emily was inspired by some more general conception. The impulse which urged her to create was not her own suffering or her own injuries. She looked out upon a world cleft into gigantic disorder and felt within her the power to unite it in a book. —Virginia Woolf
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