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New Releases for November 2017!

Happy November! This month we are releasing some wonderful new books for you to sit down with by the fireplace (hopefully after a big Thanksgiving dinner too!). We have a variety of titles coming out this month, ranging from a nonfiction, to cookbooks, to a diverse range of children’s books.

Fiction

The Closer By Peggy Depuydt After a shooting in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, leaves 5 dead, the community reels to make sense of it. In this slice-of-life thriller, Peggy DePuydt explores how a few moments can change an entire community and be felt for years to come.

Nonfiction

Who Am I If You’re Not You? By Lynn Thorne
Real-life couple Marika and Jennifer seem to have an idyllic marriage with a bright future in front of them, until Marika shares a revelation that changes their lives: she was meant to be a man.
As her wife transitions, Jennifer struggles to cope, and in the process faces her own personal demons: anorexia, self-harm, and debilitating depression. But the discoveries she makes throughout her struggle will define what it means to love, what it means to be married, and what it means to be yourself.
Channeled Phil Channeled Philosophy of the Evolution of the Consciousness By Craig Bowman Here, Dr. Bowman completes the Contemporary Revealed Philosophy (CRP) by presenting expected advancements in human ability and institutions, as the century unfolds. Optimistic forecasts do not fail to address societal pathologies that require action. This little accepted and understood perspective on evolution is then entered into important academic discussions in comparative religion, transpersonal psychology, and the new worldview debate, at a time when the materialistic paradigm in the West is crumbling. As a result, the reading gains a much clearer notion of what a new age really means.

Cookbooks

Hoos in the Kitchen By Melissa Palombi Featuring recipes from staff, alumni, and other members of the Wahoo community, Hoos in the Kitchen is a celebration of the pride, culture, and passion for food that the University of Virginia community shares. From mouthwatering Ribollita, to crispy, pan-fired soft shell crabs, to Mr. Jefferson’s drinking chocolate, each recipe shares not only a taste of Charlottesville but a glimpse of the people who are the soul of the community.

Children’s

By Evan Loomis & Levi Bethune
Rockets are awesome! Elon Musk thinks so too. Elon Musk has helped to revolutionize banking, transportation, energy, and of course space travel. But how did he get to where he is? And what fuels him to reach for the next big thing? This book is about rockets, but maybe it’s about something bigger, too.
Kinsey’s Kidney Adventure By Nadine Morsi Kinsey’s Kidney Adventure is an educational children’s book based on the real-life journey of a brave little girl who must confront the realities of organ donation after being diagnosed with a rare medical condition. Kinsey’s story teaches children the value of compassion, courage, and resilience in the face of hardship. Mallory Brown at Super Fun Town By David Disspain Come on in and hear the tale of Mallory Brown, and about her adventures in Super Fun Town. This intrepid young girl who had so much fun during her day at the park, she and her family decided to hide inside the gates after dark. But she soon finds Super Fun Town isn’t all that it seems, can plucky Mal save it from the clutches of a fiendish Queen?
By Chip Huddleston
Ahoy, Dread Naughties! Join the formidable Captain Snowbeard for the holidays this year in this swashbuckling Christmas adventure! Enlisted in Santa’s mission to deliver rotten fruitcake to all the children on the Naughty List, Captain Snowbeard sets sail with his eight flying sharks and most-trusted angler fish to light the way in this imaginative twist on a classic. Written with wit, humor, and lyrical mastery, Snowbeard the Pirate and the Naughty List is sure to be the smash hit of the season!Each book comes with a musical CD of the story, as told by an accordion-playing, salty old sea dog named Billy Bosun and his singing pirate crew. My Scientist Friends By Ravin Singh Every child is a scientist! Inspire a lifelong love of science and guide little ones on a whimsical journey to learn about scientists who changed our world. From Newton’s gravity insights to Einstein’s famous equation, help young minds discover the wonders of science and meet their scientist friends! Native American ABC By Lisa and Colten Lechowicz Created as a way for children to connect to the heritage and history of Native American culture, this vibrantly illustrated book provides a fun and educational glimpse into some of the many customs, trends, and ideologies that make it so incredible. A must-read for all ages, Native American ABC is a journey of aesthetics that delves into the origins of civilization, itself.
The Playground By Madeline Bodoh Follow along with Madison, an energetic two-year-old who loves the outdoors. Her days at the playground always tell a story, and today, she’s practicing her numbers while she plays! Keep up with Madison in future Dr. Bee Book Collection stories as Dr. Bodoh captures her new experiences, learning adventures, and personal growth. Penny the Pink Nose Poodle By Dana DiSante Join Penny on a journey to find her perfect forever home! Richly illustrated, the beloved tale of Penny the Pink Nose Poodle is a warm reminder to all that what makes us different from one another is also what makes us uniquely wonderful. Nittany Lion and Earth Day By Denise Kaminsky Nittany Lion wants to remind us that Earth Day is every day!

The Mouse in the House By Joseph and Courtney Duquette Three of nature’s rivals all live in a house. Natural born enemies, a dog and a cat and a mouse. They all fight and argue, but for how long? Don’t they know there are benefits of getting along? Join our trio of troubled friends to see if they can discover how working together helps everyone in the end! Stop bullying, work together, friends forever! The Book Report By Madeline Bodoh This story follows Tess, a third grader who is taking on her first big-girl school book report. She is excited about the opportunity to research the topic and share all of her new knowledge with her classmates and family. Follow along with Tess in future Dr. Bee Books to find out more about her learning experiences and personal growth! The Mystery of the Missing Chocolate Chips By Marie Pfeifer
Four friends who love hot fudge sundaes topped with chocolate chips at their favorite ice cream store, The Creamery, discover that the chocolate chips have gone missing. Despite warnings not to do any detective work, they plot and plan to find out who has been taking them.
What a surprise when they discover who the culprit is!
By Judi Haws Coburn & Sunee Haws Eardley
Cosmo™ is a baby cougar living on Y™ Mountain. One day, he hears a noise he has never heard before. What was that noise? It was BYU® Football! Join Cosmo™ on his journey down Y™ Mountain and into Lavell Edwards Stadium as this baby cougar becomes the mascot of BYU®!
By Kristin Dwyer
Lila is a curious little ladybug with dreams of making it to the big city. But in order to get there, she will need to earn her spots. Join her on a journey of self-discovery as she encounters creatures of all shapes and sizes along the way. Imaginative, profound, and beautifully illustrated, Lila the Ladybug Earns Her Spots is an empowering tale that reminds readers of all ages to never give up on their dreams.
By Michele Hilgart
“Super Jack” Murphy is a five-year-old superhero—at least in the magical world of his own imagination—who also plays soccer and doesn’t like to eat things that are green. When one of Super Jack’s real-life heroes, Coach Kevin, teaches him that superfoods like broccoli actually make you strong and healthy, his world is turned upside-down. Will Super Jack be brave enough to give it a try? Super Jack Eats His Broccoli is a fun, all-too-familiar story of courage in the face of new experiences. Encourage the superhero in your life to try something new in this fun and educational tale of heroism.
By Robert George
Being a Cubs fan sure can be hard, loss after loss keeps you on your guard. After 108 years, the misery is done. We now know winning is way more fun. So read along from A to Z as the Cubs (finally) make history!
By Nicole Diaz, Lisa Olmstead, & Kerey Olmstead
Scarlett Marie and her binky are as close as close can be! But then Stinky Binky disappears! What should Scarlett do? It’s a tragedy!
Panta Mimi: The Circus Girl By Kara Hofstede Standing out can be a challenge… Especially when you’re not yet sure what you’re good at. And most especially when your whole family is a circus… literally. Being unique can seem almost impossible, but everyone is born with a special talent—sometimes finding yours can be an adventure. Mr. C. Takes Manhattan By John Contratti Join Mr. C’s class as they go on a sightseeing adventure in New York City! Scottie, Cynthia, and the rest of the gang are back to learn about famous and exciting landmarks in the Big Apple. B.A.L.D.: Lillie’s First Day of School By Tijuana Collier & Khaila Ramey-Collier
Beauty Always Looks Different
It’s Lillie’s first day of school and she is very excited to start the new year. Throughout her day, she meets new friends who help her appreciate what makes everyone special and what it truly means to be B.A.L.D. Join Lillie on the first installment of her many adventures!
By Mike Resh
After a difficult morning, Otto struggles with having positive interactions with his friends at school. He learns that his friendship struggles are due to him doing things backwards compared to what a true friend would do, or being a “Dneirf.”
With the help of his peers and school counselor, Otto is able to turn his day around and move in the right direction toward becoming a true, or forward friend to himself and others.
By Karolyn Szot
What if your breakfast had already gone on an adventure before you even got out of bed? Join the Breakfast Buddies as they travel to the Wild Waffle West to put an end to the Junksters’ nefarious schemes. Can this super squad of healthy foods restore nutrition to the kitchen, or will the Junksters taste sweet, sticky victory?
By David Olson
A book for children and adults alike, don’t be like Trump teaches readers of all ages a valuable lesson: how not to be like the President of the United States.
Filled with vibrant illustrations, playful rhymes, and a positive message about kindness and integrity, don’t be like Trump is on a mission to make children’s books great again.
By Sweet Charity Smith
Clementine just wants to make the perfect cookie, but it’s not as easy as it looks. With the help of the Cookie Queen, she’ll have to learn why doing things a certain way is important when following directions. And when she learns the why, it’ll make the howmuch easier!
By Baron Hall
Braces can be daunting, but they’re nothing scary! Join Emma as she learns all there is to know about getting braces and how exciting they can be.
By Debi Novotny
Improve your reading skills as you follow a magic hat on a whimsical adventure!
Learning new reading skills becomes fun and delightful as you discover how to make and use new words, and even maybe learn how to use your own magic hat…
By Dawn Thompson Follow along with two playful and mischievous Labrador puppies as they discover who and what makes a family. They might just discover that families can be quite different than they had imagined!
Lurucha By Joaquín Randall Told only through evocative illustrations, Lurucha is the story of a parrot and boy living in the Andes Mountains. All proceeds of the book go to the Kuska School Scholarship Fund, a sustainable farm school located on the Inca terraces in Ollantaytambo, Peru, near Machu Picchu. Santa’s Puppies! By Sherry Ann Brescia What happens when Rosy, a pregnant rescue dog, gets trapped in Santa’s sled. Come join Rosy and Santa on a magical ride to find Rosy’s forever home and start a new Christmas tradition with Santa’s Puppies!

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New Releases for October 2017!

It’s officially fall! Kick off the season by sitting down with a warm latte and a good book. We have great new releases this month, including inspiring memoirs, riveting fiction, and even some Halloween-themed books.

Nonfiction

Up All Night: From Hollywood Bombshell to Lingerie Mogul, Life Lessons from an Accidental Feminist by Rhonda Shear

Slip on your satin pajamas, pull back the covers, and slide into bed with everyone’s favorite late-night bedtime buddy, Rhonda Shear! You know her as the smart-sexy hostess of USA: Up All Night, but did you know Rhonda was a New Orleans beauty queen? A candidate for office? A standup comic? An award-winning “bimbopreneur”? A rule-breaking feminist?

She’s been all that and more, and in this funny, naughty, candid book, Rhonda finally shares the unforgettable story of a woman who was always “too something”—too pretty, too funny, too ethnic, too blonde—to achieve anything, but who ended up achieving everything. Packed with vivid characters, hilarious stories, and wisdom for women of all ages, Up All Night proves that when it comes to achieving your dreams, the only voice that matters is your own.

Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo by Kara Arundel When Arthur “Nick” Arundel returned to Washington, D.C. from a safari in the Belgian Congo with two baby gorillas in tow, he and the animals brought change with them to the National Zoo. The wild apes came to an antiquated zoo, which had wanted to showcase gorillas for decades but knew very little about how to raise them. The journey from Africa to America was just the beginning of the huge changes in store for the gorillas and for the zoo that would evolve from a mere animal park to an internationally respected center focused on conservation of species—a zoo that would become “America’s zoo.” Raising America’s Zoo shares the triumphs and heartbreaks of this first generation of gorillas and the caretakers who worked tirelessly to make the National Zoo home for the apes. Witness Nick Arundel’s story, a tale of a man who at first celebrated the gorillas’ capture, then grew to regret his reputation as a “gorilla hunter” and spent the rest of his days as an animal conservation advocate. Experience the National Zoo’s struggle to preserve the western lowland gorilla, a species that is moving closer to becoming extinct in the wild due to habitat destruction, disease, and poaching. The zoo community’s mission to save the gorillas may be more important now than ever before. Our Last Seder by Arnie “Tokyo” Rosenthal
Tragedies hit us when we least expect them. It’s always someone else experiencing the horrific, the unthinkable. But when Arnie “Tokyo” Rosenthal is faced with disaster, the unthinkable becomes real.
Our Last Seder is the true story of ten-year- old Arnie’s introduction to mortality and the consequences that follow.
Ten Generations of Byrds in America: From Virginia to Alabama and Back by Manuel H. Johnson Jr. In this book, Manuel H. Johnson Jr. traces his direct line of Byrd ancestors from a common grandfather with the Westover Byrds who lived in England. He points out that the first Byrd to occupy Virginia, possibly as early as 1635, was this man’s son and uncle of the original Westover Byrd. In a fascinating account, he follows these Byrd ancestors for ten generations as they first settle in Virginia, then migrate to North Carolina, and finally relocate to Alabama. Along this family journey, Johnson takes us through the Byrds’ survival of Bacon’s Rebellion, battles during the American Revolution, and tragedy during the American Civil War. The author also paints an engrossing picture of Byrd family struggles throughout the reconstruction era in Alabama and then brings us into the 20th century with this extraordinary story. In the final chapter, we are provided a firsthand account of the author’s return to Virginia and the almost eerie reconnection with his Westover Byrd relatives.

Fiction

West of Hell by Whiskey Emerson
In 1874, New York looked like a much different city. It was a hellish, machine-fueled metropolis controlled by violence and corruption. New York City was a place where no life was sacred… a place not fit for the faint of heart.
It is, however, home for Thomas, a seventeen-year-old blacksmith who is grappling with the disappearance of his mother, Mary. His distant guardian is known as the Madame, an intriguing brothel owner who gives Thomas guidance as he navigates the city. While trying to find his mother, Thomas uncovers letters from his long-lost father, Edward, and when the two reunite, Thomas decides to go to England with him in search of a new life.
Back in New York, Madame and her right-hand man Louis find themselves at the mercy of Tammany Hall, an infamous organizaiton run by the most powerful men in the city, including the notorious Richard Croker. When the two discover that Mary’s disappearance was not accident, Madame strikes a deal with Croker, bargaining for both Thomas’s life and her own.
When Thomas returns to New York eight years later, he reunites with old friends and thrives as a partner in Edward’s shipping company. But after his father makes a terrible mistake while investigating Mary’s death, tragedy strikes. Thomas loses what matters most to him and, as a result, gains a thirst for vengeance against Croker and Tammany Hall. And with the help of his Edward’s old Master, Thomas intends to bring hell to anyone who stands in his way.

Seasonal

The Haunted Pumpkin Patch by Lazaro Garcia Little Leanne doesn’t know what’s in store for her yet, but her curiosity leads her on a dark and sinister journey into the hidden world of the Haunted Pumpkin Patch. She meets interesting characters and one true friend, who tries to help her escape from that terrifying place and the clutches of its ruler. Come join Little Leanne on her Halloween adventure and see if she ever gets out of the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! Trick or Treat! The Witch’s New Britches by Tracy Watland
Delores DeBoris McCackler Pout has her witchy eyes on a new pair of underwear this Halloween! Will she be able to get her hands on the last pair, or will another witch be the lucky one? Find out in this Halloween tale from Tracy Watland!

Coffee Table Books

Fences in the Landscape Talk: Are We Listening? Written by Lawrence S. Hamilton, Edited by Linda S. Hamilton, Poetry by Marie Riley This book will change the way you look at the landscape. You will start noticing fences more. And you will wonder about why they are there, who built them, and why. You will notice how they are built and from what materials. In other words, you will pause and listen for the interesting stories fences can tell. You may be quite surprised at what you learn. Larry Hamilton’s charming photographs from around the world highlight both familiar and unfamiliar types of fences. With historic background information and commentary that is sometimes whimsical and sometimes provocative, he invites you to observe and reflect. As you think about the stories embedded in fences, you may see parallels between the physical fences we build and the psychological and cultural barriers we erect between ourselves. Realistically, the effectiveness of both is limited and temporary—because no fences are permanent. With time, all fences do break down. And understanding this may influence the fences you yourself build or do not build in your own life.

Children’s Books

Violet and Beaumont by Abby Rupert Baus What happens when a Shetland pony meets a Monarch butterfly? They become best friends! Get caught up in the beauty of nature with Violet and Beaumont as their unlikely friendship grows. They’ll find out what true friendship means when Beaumont migrates for the winter, and Violet learns that even small ponies can do big things for their friends! So come along with Violet and Beaumont and you’ll be sure to smile as you learn all about their inspiring story. And who knows, maybe if you look around and listen, you’ll find a new friend waiting for you too! The United Forest of Kind by Anne Grall Reichel When Squirrel senses that things have changed in the once kind and gentle forest where she raised her family, she endeavors to get to the root of the problem. Beautifully illustrated and passionately written, The United Forest of Kind reminds us that compassion can be found in even the smallest of actions. Candy Land is in Trouble by Leila O’Brien Candy Land is a wonderful place until an unexpected visitor shows up and turns the world upside down. Can the citizens of Candy Land protect the home they love so dearly? Can Candy Land be saved?
Hanuman Moves a Mountain by Amy Maranville
HARINI AND HANUMAN ARE BACK!
In this retelling of a well-loved Hindu story,
Hanuman will use all his power to save the life of a friend, and Harini will learn a valuable lesson about loyalty,
devotion, and using your strength for good.
Harini and Padmini Say Namaste by Amy Maranville Join Harini and Padmini for yoga! Miss Janani will teach the class about the ancient spiritual history of yoga, along with some asanas (poses). It’s Padmini’s first yoga class, and she doesn’t know most of the poses, but she cannot wait to learn. Come learn with her! Big Boy Nate Adventures: First Football Roadtrip by Nate Livings and Christopher Roberson Big Boy Nate and his dad are headed out on their first road trip together! They can’t wait for a day filled with fun, football, and family. Come along with Nate on this first of many adventures in the Big Boy Nate Adventures series. Sue’s Sunrise Surprise by Susan Broesche For Sue, a little girl from Texas, a love for her horses comes naturally. So when she sees something mysterious in the pasture, she has to discover what is out there with the animals that she loves so much. What do You Believe, Mama? by Ann Bilodeau A child’s curiosity and honesty of thought are truly a joy to behold! But the traditions of religion can be difficult for children to understand. Parents with a freethought philosophy look for books to help support their views. This is that book—a story with a positive message that encourages children to think for themselves, accentuated by the playful drawings of artist Stanley Burford. Mason the Bull by Crystal Day Bullied his whole life for his white face, Mason starts Valedor Academy determined to become The Valedor. But when things don’t go as planned and he meets Daring Dolly, a traveling and carefree cow, he must decide whether to leave with her or continue following his dream at the Academy. Peg the Pie Lady Comes to Town by Peggy Goodman When Peg’s pie truck rolls into Our Little Town, excitement and good cheer fill the warm spring air. The delicious aroma of freshly baked pies brings everyone together–even grumpy Mr. Johnson! What kind of pie would you order from Peg’s pie truck? ‘Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic: A Tiger’s Tale by Andrea Brew Take a look from the other side of the field in Andrea Brew’s follow-up to her debut children’s book, ‘Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic. On the eve of the legendary game, a family of Grambling State University fans are preparing to cheer on the Tigers when a surprise visitor knocks at their door. Smartly written and beautifully illustrated, ‘Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic: A Tiger’s Tale is a must-read for fans of the Bayou Classic and beyond. What is a Musical Note, Do You Know?
by Mizzi Layne Hello friend! Did you know we can both hear and see musical notes? If we listen to someone sing, we are hearing a lot of notes. If we look in a music book, we are seeing a lot of notes. But music is more than just hearing or seeing notes; In between notes we hear and see silence too! We can see silence with a symbol called a rest. If we form different patterns of sound and silence, notes and rests, We can create all kinds of wonderful music!
Campfire Stu and the Backwoods Jamboree by Mike Struwin Meet Campfire Stu, a creative, adventurous boy who loves music and playing outside. Running away from home to avoid his chores, Stu sets out into the woods to meet new friends and start a band, but his travels are beset by moral dilemmas and challenges that Stu is forced to solve. With vibrant hand-drawn illustrations The Backwoods Jamboree is a must read and a must listen with the accompanying music and audiobook. Come along on a musical walkabout with Campfire Stu and friends. I Wish I Was Big by Kelly Jean Lietaert Have you ever wanted to do something and were told that you couldn’t because you were too small? Lizzie has some big plans, but her mommy inspires her to enjoy her life as it is today. As her eyes open to all of the fun things she can do right now, you will be encouraged too! There’s Something Pokey in my Shoe by Kelly Jean Lietaert Lizzie has a full day of fun planned, but then things start going downhill! Will she be able to remain patient, ask for help, and keep a positive attitude? There’s Something Pokey in My Shoe is a great reminder for all ages that if we remain calm and make the right choices instead of stomping our feet in frustration, there’s nothing we can’t overcome! Suzie Sunshine: The Adventures of a Sweet and Sassy Ladybug by Danelle Matlack
Suzie Sunshine: The Adventures of a Sweet & Sassy Ladybug tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Suzie, a sweet and sassy ladybug who is seeking adventure, and Ella, a friendly young girl from Philadelphia. This story encourages young readers to have confidence and try new things. Suzie demonstrates how unlikely friendships often lead to the best adventures!
A portion of this book’s proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

Children’s Board Books

Ben’s New Hat by Paola Curley Encourage the little ones in your life to embrace new experiences with the wide-eyed Ben as he embarks on an exploration of the world with his new cranial band. Written with unfeigned purpose and vividly illustrated, Ben’s New Hat helps children discover that change can be fun!
by Robert Barnhart Lull your children to sleep through the wonders of five fantastic fairies and their tale that practices the important values of love and positivity. Phoebe’s Five Little Fairies is a perfect bedtime read, richly illustrated and accompanied by its soothing lullaby.

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New Releases for June 2017!

There’s nothing better than lounging by the pool with an ice cold lemonade and a good book! Kick off your summer the right way with our new releases, which include a variety of genres for all ages! 

Non-Fiction

FIND YOUR WHISTLE By Christopher Ullman “Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman presents Find Your Whistle, the heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change lives. In this sweet and authentic memoir, world whistling champion Christopher Chris Ullman a managing director at one of the world s most powerful private equity firms tells readers how he found, developed, and shares his whistle with big-wig politicians, special needs children, Wall Street billionaires, and more than 400 people on their birthdays every year. Chris inspires readers to find their simple gift – their whistle – and make the world a better place.“ I first met Chris in 1994 when he whistled on the Today Show. I was smiling then and he’s made me smile again with this sweet and heartwarming memoir. –Katie Couric Chris’ book is well worth reading. his main point, so gracefully and humorously told, is that by having the skill to whistle in a way that creates joy in the world, he is doing what others can and should do: find their own whistle and use that skill or talent to bring happiness and pleasure to others. –David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group With Find Your Whistle, Chris Ullman has penned a memoir that hits all the right notes. Told in a warm and witty style, Chris writes a compelling tale of his lifelong journey to become a world champion whistler and how he’s used that skill to make the world a little brighter and happier. –Daniel F. Akerson, former Chairman and CEO, General Motors HOUSE CALL: A DOCTOR’S TIME IN MEDICINE AND GOVERNMENT By J. Roy Rowland and Selby McCash Former Congressman for Georgia and longtime family physician J. Roy Rowland’s account of the health care reform efforts initiated by President Clinton reveals in candid detail how the nation’s most prominent political leaders turned the promise of historic progress into tragic failure. The downfall of health care reform back then still influences politics today. Dr. Rowland’s story spans more than 90 years from his days growing up in a small Georgia town during the Great Depression to his career as a primary care doctor and then a maverick political figure during a period of turbulent change. In this extraordinary and timely memoir, he continues to urge Americans to learn from the past so history won’t repeat itself. GENEROUS FRUITS: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HOMESTEADING By Barbara Bamberger Scott “In this—the first comprehensive chronicle of American homesteading from earliest settlement to the current day—author Barbara Bamberger Scott quickly establishes her voice as a passionate urban homesteader and accomplished writer. Scott’s personal, ‘I’ve-been-there’ approach to the subject—its roots and branches, its past and future—targets both the avid practitioner and the armchair philosopher. Highly recommended for anyone who has walked this path, or is considering it.” —Wanda Urbanska, simplicity advocate and author of The Heart of Simple Living: 7 Paths to a Better Life 30 DAYS TO STOP SUCKING, START THRIVING: GET YOUR MINDSET IN CHECK By Jessica Lewis No one just stumbles upon success. It’s something that is pre-determined, pre-measured, pre-calculated, and planned. To find success, you have to go after it day after day, week after week, and never give up. Your mindsets and habits must set you up to live your life with purpose and passion. Many of us have moments of inspiration, but we let it fade, putting a longer hold on our dreams. If you’re tired of waiting to make your dreams a reality, or if you’re surrounded my mediocre and are looking for something better, look no further than this journal, which invites you to answer questions and present yourself with challenges that will help you develop motivation that lasts. 30 Days to Stop Sucking, Start Thriving is a life-changing journal. If you go through all 30 days of this book, you will find inspiration to achieve your goals and clarity on what your goals are, as well as tried and true mindsets that you must adopt to achieve your goals.

Fiction

THE EYE OF THE STORM (BOOK TWO OF THE TRIPLE CROWN TRILOGY) By Kimberly Campbell When Lilly Garrett came out of retirement to ride Genuine Storm in the Kentucky Derby, no one expected them to win. Now, the Preakness is coming up and while Storm gets ready for his next big race, Lilly is confronted with a past that no longer wants to stay hidden. Lost love, heartbreak, betrayal—everything comes to light in the two weeks leading up to the big race. With the help of Charlie, Doug, and the rest of the team, Lilly must confront the reasons she left racing in the first place. Does she want to be a jockey again, or will she leave the sport behind forever? Time is running out, and the team is desperate. Will Lilly make her decision in time to help the people who count on her? Most importantly, will Genuine Storm stand a chance at the Triple Crown if Lilly Garrett isn’t the one riding him?

Children’s Chapter Books

ATTILA THE HUMMER By Maggie Smith It looks like Beaky Broadbill’s time at Rowdy Rufus’s Flight School won’t be as easy as he hoped. He’s had the misfortune of being placed in the group belonging to Attila the Hummer, the nastiest, toughest hummingbird commander at the school. Will Beaky be able to survive his torturous training and maybe find out what his mean group leader doesn’t want them to know?

Children’s Books

POSITIVE PETE PENGUIN’S FIRST BUS RIDE By James Davis It’s the first day of school, and Pete Penguin is nervous. He’s never ridden a bus before! What if he can’t find a seat? What if he doesn’t make any friends? Pete can’t help but worry, so it’s up to Momma Penguin to save the day. Will Pete Penguin learn to be positive after all? THE FIRST SONG By Lisa Batch Imagine living in a time with no music. Who wrote the first song? People grunted and animals howled, then someone created a melody allowing all of the jungles’ people and animals to communicate peacefully. A PRINCE AFTER ALL  By Heather Crick Even though Charlie and Sarah are the best of friends, Sarah has a secret. When Charlie find out, he changes Sarah’s life! SASSY By Poppy Hall
When Sassy the pig ends up somewhere new,
He has to figure out who to talk to and what to do!
Sassy was inspired by real life events in the author’s childhood. When she was a little girl, she used to drive by the same pig on a farm every single day. Her brother named him Sassy and it stuck!
One day while they were driving by, all these cars were stopped along the side of the road. A horse was lying down in the field with Sassy sprawled across his back taking a nap! Thus Sassy the book was born from the unlikely friendship between a pig and a horse.
SCIENCESTRATIONS: GAMEDAY WEATHER By Kyle Dunn Fletcher keeps checking the weather to see if it is a good day to play baseball. Will it ever be a nice day? Activities and investigations are included to test your knowledge! BAKU & ISTANBUL: MAXWELL’S ABC ADVENTURES! By George Kingsley Hewan Jr., Ed.D, and Tara Paige Hewan
Join Maxwell on an alphabet journey through Azerbaijan and Istanbul! Learn about the importance of tradition, culture, and innovation with Maxwell by your side.
MOMMY BREASTFEEDS ME By Amanda Porter This book provides a delightful way to promote breastfeeding and provide support for mothers facing challenging cultural views. THE ADVENTURES OF CITY FROG by Steven Zanetis Come journey with City Frog as he leaves the comfort of his farm pond for the big city. Along the way he’ll meet a whole host of new friends–a caged rabbit, a lost Labradoodle, a hapless raccoon, and many more. Can City Frog put his wits and skills to use to help his new friends out? And when his adventure is over, can he make it back home? PRINCESS LIBUŠE OF PRAGUE AND HER PRAGUEMATIC INSIGHTS By Susan M. Cox A whimsical telling of the legendary princess who founded Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Princess Libuše governed her kingdom when women were not generally permitted to rule, but legend says she had magical powers that allowed her to see into the future. Princess Libuše of Prague celebrates the Czech culture and embodies the timeless lesson that girls rule! THE NICE MONSTER UNDER MY BED By Jaxon Glover
Jaxon wants to be brave and strong, but it can be so hard. The world is so big and he’s just a kid. But when a visitor comes to town, Jaxon might just find a new best friend and the courage he never knew he had.
The Nice Monster Under My Bed is a children’s book that is sure to delight readers of all ages.
ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW WITH TUCKEY THE NANTUCKET WHALE By Robert Cameron All of the Colors of the Rainbow with Tuckey the Nantucket Whale is a children’s board designed to help even the earliest readers learn their colors. Follow along with Tuckey as he swims around Nantucket, sharing all of the beautiful colors he sees along the way. SCRIBBLES by Theresa Mackiewicz Scribbles struggles in school and would much rather be drawing frogs all day. Mrs. Sunshine recognizes that Scribbles needs some guidance in order to feel successful. Come along with Scribbles and watch how she conquers school and drawing! THE ADVENTURES OF BUGABOO AND LADYBUG: UP, UP, & AWAY
By Jewel Sweeney
Join Bugaboo and Ladybug on the first of many adventures! See where they go and what they do as they explore the world around them. Let’s hope that everyone makes it back safe and sound!
ONCE UPON A GRADUATION By Katie Henry Follow a little girl from her first day of school to her Once Upon a Graduation. Join in her imagination and congratulating her classmates! THE LOOSE TOOTH FAIRY KIT By Jennifer Silvestri Tooth Fairy Land is a beautiful, magical place where the Tooth Fairy and her helpers use donated teeth from children around the world to build upon their special land. The Tooth Fairy seeks out teeth in “the finest condition” so her buildings can be strong and last forever! It’s time to prepare your teeth for Tooth Fairy Land! The Tooth Fairy has sent out her special helpers, the Loose Tooth Fairies, to help you take good care of your teeth. Your very own fairy is here and she brought a toothbrush with magical fairy dust in it just for you! Kit Includes:
  • Beautifully illustrated Children’s Book
  • Your very own Loose Tooth Fairy
  • Your very own Magical Toothbrush
FREEDA THE FROG & HER NEW BLUE FAMILY By Nadine Haruni Freeda and her family get used to life after the divorce. They have a new routine in place, but things change when Freeda meets a new blue frog. This change brings new topics into the family discussion such as, “How do you handle a parent remarrying?” and “Does the color on the outside of a frog matter?”  

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