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And everything nice Cover
Kim Moritsugu
Stephanie manages a clothing store and lives with her mother in the townhouse where she grew up. Her life isn't in a rut exactly, but it's not headed where she'd like it to be. Things begin to look up when she joins a community rock choir and Anna Raj, a local TV personality. When Anna's personal journal goes missing and ends up in the hands of a blackmailer the two women lay a trap to snare the crook
FIC Mor
Book
Sep 19, 2012
Chocolat : a novel Cover
Joanne Harris
Vianne Rocher opens a luxuriant chocolate shop in a small French town, which upsets the local priest Francis Reynaud.
FIC Har
Sep 18, 2010
Consumer spending Cover
Nan Bostick
Susan M. Freese
Provides information about shopping, consumer spending, and consumer protection, including bargain hunting, return policies, and warranties
YA 640.73 Bos
Book
Sep 24, 2012
Danger in the dark Cover
Peter Lancett
Jan Pedroietta
The Shadow Masters are looking for the girl to exploit her secret powers. The Dark Man will protect her and lead her to the Old Man
FIC Lan
Book
Sep 24, 2012
Fair-weather friend Cover
Patricia Scanlan
"Melissa and Sophie have been friends all of their lives. Or that's what Sophie likes to think. Sophie is a giver; Melissa is a taker. Their friendship is put to the test on vacation in Spain. When the gorgeous Paulo appears on the scene, Melissa drops Sophie like a hot potato. Hurt and furious, Sophie thinks the trip is a disaster. But things change for Sophie when she lends a little help to an old man and a small girl. Melissa can only watch in a jealous rage as her quiet friend finally comes into her own" -- from publisher's web site
ER FIC Sca
Book
Sep 19, 2012
Favorite African folktales Cover
A collection of some of the oldest African tales, selected by Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, which presents such themes as cunning animals, magic spells, and people who change forms
ER 398.2 Fav
Sep 18, 2010
Fit to kill Cover
James Heneghan
A brutal serial killer is murdering women in Vancouver's West End, leaving their headless bodies to be found in public places. It soon becomes apparent that all his victims are members of the neighborhood fitness center. Sebastian Casey, a reporter with the weekly community newspaper, has just begun to work out at the center. As he gets to know some of the others who use the facility, Casey finds himself drawn into the search for the killer
FIC Hen
Book
Sep 19, 2012
From sea to shining sea : a treasury of American folklore and folk songs Cover
Amy L Cohn
Molly Bang
A compilation of more than 140 folk songs, tales, poems, and stories telling the history of America and reflecting its multicultural society. Illustrated by award-winning artists.
J 810.8 Fro
Jul 28, 2011
Getting ahead at work Cover
Carol Staudacher
Susan M. Freese
Provides instruction on succeeding at work, including fitting in with co-workers, taking the initiative, and handling criticism
YA 650.1 Sta
Book
Sep 24, 2012
Girl, interrupted Cover
Susanna Kaysen
Tells the story of the author's stay in a psychiatric hospital in the 1970s.
616.89 Kay
Sep 18, 2010
Grand mothers : poems, reminiscences, and short stories about the keepers of our traditions Cover
Nikki Giovanni
Women, such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Mary Elizabeth King, Gloria Naylor, and Kyoko Mori, celebrate the unique roles of grandmothers
810.8 Gra
Sep 18, 2010
Health and safety Cover
Joanne Suter
Susan M. Freese
Provides tips and information about health and accident prevention topics, including symptoms, drugs, and mental health
ER 613 Sut
Book
Sep 24, 2012
Holes Cover
Louis Sachar
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
J FIC Sac
Sep 18, 2010
How the Garcia girls lost their accents Cover
Julia Alvarez
Captures the vivid lives of the GarcĂ­a sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America
FIC
Sep 18, 2010
Island of the Blue Dolphins Cover
Scott O'Dell
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life
J FIC ODe
Sep 18, 2010
Life doesn't frighten me Cover
Maya Angelou
Jean Michel Basquiat
Sara Jane Boyers
Presents Maya Angelou's poem illustrated by paintings and drawings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Features biographies of both the author and artist.
J 811 Ang
Jul 28, 2011
Out of the dust Cover
Karen Hesse
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression
J FIC Hes
Sep 18, 2010
Paul Revere's ride Cover
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ted Rand
The famous narrative poem recreating Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775 to warn the people of the Boston countryside that the British were coming.
J 811.3 Lon
Jul 28, 2011
Sein language Cover
Jerry Seinfeld
A collection of the comedians funny stories, anecdotes, and jokes.
814 Sei
Sep 18, 2010
Skeleton man Cover
Tony Hillerman
Retired Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn investigates a fifty-year-old plane crash when a small-time thief tries to pawn a diamond that he claims to have found on the floor of the Grand Canyon
FIC Hil
Sep 18, 2010
Something noble Cover
William Kowalski
When Linda lears that her son Dre needs a kidney transplant, her family's already shaky financial situation takes a turn for the worse. But when she discovers that the only one who can realy help Dre is his half brother LeVon, a drug dealing gang-banger, money is suddenly the least of her problems
FIC Kow
Book
Sep 19, 2012
Somewhere in the darkness Cover
Walter Dean Myers
A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be a time of, often painful, discovery for them both.
YA FIC
Sep 18, 2010
Stray dog Cover
Gareth O'Callaghan
Jo and John's marriage has been stalled for years. When John is dignosed with a terminal illness, Jo is overcome with sadness and regret. But then a mysterious stray dog enters their lives. And he brings with him the most wonderful and rare gift: a second chance
ER FIC OCa
Book
Sep 19, 2012
Tell them we remember : the story of the Holocaust Cover
Susan D. Bachrach
Produced with the help of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this book is a collection of photographs and other items from museums around the world.
J 940.53 Bac
Sep 18, 2010
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn [kit] Cover
Mark Twain
Joanne Suter
Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft, adapted for easier reading by Joanne Suter.
ER KIT FIC Twa
Sep 21, 2010
The boy in the striped pajamas : a fable Cover
John Boyne
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence
YA FIC Boy
Sep 18, 2010
The Canterville ghost Cover
John Escott
Summer Durantz
Oscar Wilde
A celebrated and feared English ghost is outraged when the new American owners of his haunting place refuse to take him seriously and actually fight back against him
ER FIC Esc
Book
Sep 19, 2012
The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural Cover
Pat McKissack
A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.
J FIC McK
Sep 18, 2010
The diary of a young girl Cover
Anne Frank
Diary kept by Anne Frank when she was hiding with her family and other Jews from the Nazi's during World War II.
JB Fra
Sep 18, 2010
The girls' guide to hunting and fishing Cover
Melissa Bank
Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, and relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace.
FIC Ban
Jul 27, 2011
The giving tree Cover
Shel Silverstein
A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
E Sil
Jul 28, 2011
The hockey sweater and other stories Cover
Roch Carrier
Stories of childhood in a Quebec village.
FIC Car
Sep 18, 2010
The house on Mango Street Cover
Sandra Cisneros
A novel of a young girl, Esperanza Cordero, growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Her neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her.
YA FIC Cis
Sep 18, 2010
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Cover
Alexander McCall Smith
In contemporary Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe decides to go against tradition and start her own business--a detective agency. Soon she is in the thick of several perplexing cases
FIC McC
Sep 18, 2010
The notebook Cover
Nicholas Sparks
Scenes from the past and a collection of intensely personal letters tell the story of a long married couple now confined to a nursing home
FIC Spa
Sep 18, 2010
The old man and the sea Cover
Ernest Hemingway
Classic story of an aging Cuban fisherman struggling with a giant marlin far out at sea.
FIC
Sep 18, 2010
The second wife Cover
Brenda Chapman
A cop with a tedious desk job tries to solve a murder case involving her ex-husband and the death of his new wife
FIC Cha
Book
Sep 19, 2012
A day's work Cover
Eve Bunting
Ronald Himler
When Francisco, a young Mexican American boy, tries to help his grandfather find work, he discovers that even though the old man cannot speak English, he has something even more valuable to teach Francisco.
E Bun
Jul 28, 2011
America the beautiful : written by Katharine Lee Bates ; edited by Ann Owen ; illustrated by Todd Ouren Cover
Katharine Lee Bates
Ann Owen
Todd Ouren
Provides a history and words to four verses of the song, "America the Beautiful," as well as simple instructions for making a patriotic garden.
E Bat
Jul 28, 2011
Syndicate content
Kim Moritsugu
FIC Mor
William Kowalski
FIC Kow
Joanne Harris
FIC Har
Walter Dean Myers
YA FIC
Nan Bostick
Susan M. Freese
YA 640.73 Bos
Gareth O'Callaghan
ER FIC OCa
Peter Lancett
Jan Pedroietta
FIC Lan
Susan D. Bachrach
J 940.53 Bac
Patricia Scanlan
ER FIC Sca
Mark Twain
Joanne Suter
ER KIT FIC Twa
ER 398.2 Fav
John Boyne
YA FIC Boy
James Heneghan
FIC Hen
John Escott
Summer Durantz
Oscar Wilde
ER FIC Esc
Amy L Cohn
Molly Bang
J 810.8 Fro
Pat McKissack
J FIC McK
Carol Staudacher
Susan M. Freese
YA 650.1 Sta
Anne Frank
JB Fra
Susanna Kaysen
616.89 Kay
Melissa Bank
FIC Ban
Nikki Giovanni
810.8 Gra
Shel Silverstein
E Sil
Joanne Suter
Susan M. Freese
ER 613 Sut
Roch Carrier
FIC Car
Louis Sachar
J FIC Sac
Sandra Cisneros
YA FIC Cis
Julia Alvarez
FIC
Alexander McCall Smith
FIC McC
Scott O'Dell
J FIC ODe
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
Maya Angelou
Jean Michel Basquiat
Sara Jane Boyers
J 811 Ang
Ernest Hemingway
FIC
Karen Hesse
J FIC Hes
Brenda Chapman
FIC Cha
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ted Rand
J 811.3 Lon
Eve Bunting
Ronald Himler
E Bun
Jerry Seinfeld
814 Sei
Katharine Lee Bates
Ann Owen
Todd Ouren
E Bat
Tony Hillerman
FIC Hil