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  • The Very Last Castle
    By Travis Jonker. A curious little girl watches the man who guards the last castle in town. Every time she passes by him, she tries to catch his eye. While the other townspeople fear what may be locked up inside the mysterious castle, the girl finally gets up the courage to knock on the door […]
  • Prince & Knight
    By Daniel Haack. Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them traveled the land far and wide, but the prince didn't quite find what he was […]
  • The Patchwork Bike
    By Maxine Beneba Clarke. It has a bent bucket seat, bashed tin-can handlebars, and wood-cut wheels — and riding the patchwork bike that you and your crazy brothers made is the best fun in the whole village.When you live in a village at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own […]
  • The Truly Brave Princesses (Egalité)
    By Dolores Brown. Princess Nin is a firefighter, Princess Gilda is a supermarket cashier, Princess Agnes is retired, and Princess Liang is in a wheel chair. This gallery of princesses gives visibility to lot of women who do not fit with the traditional conception of a princess. Maybe it’s time to realize that each and […]
  • Christopher Robin [Blu-ray]
    Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city […]
  • Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife (Scientists in the Field Series)
    By Amy Cherrix. North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there's a boom in the population? Can humans and bearslive compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author […]
  • Little Owl's Snow
    By Divya Srinivasan. Little Owl experiences his first snow and first winter in this perfect follow-up to Little Owl's Night and Little Owl's Day!"Winter's almost here!" says Little Owl, as he observes leaves falling, animal friends hibernating, and a chill from his feathers to his feet. And just as he and his friend raccoon are […]
  • Death Comes to Bath (A Kurland St. Mary Mystery)
    By Catherine Lloyd. On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health . . . After Sir Robert's injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of Kurland […]
  • Headlong (A Bill Slider Mystery)
    By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. Bill Slider and his team investigate the death of a prominent literary agent in this intriguing contemporary mystery.When one of London’s best-known literary agents is found dead in strange circumstances, having fallen headlong from his office window, DCI Slider is under pressure from the Borough Commander to confirm a case of accidental […]
  • Unclay
    By T. F. Powys. T. F. Powys is a forgotten genius like no other―and Unclay is his masterpieceNew Directions is proud to present one of the most spellbinding novels you will read this year, and certainly the weirdest.First published in 1931, Unclay glows with an unworldly light―Death has come to the small village of Dodder […]
  • The Day the Sun Died
    By Yan Lianke. Yan Lianke has secured his place as contemporary China’s most essential and daring novelist, “with his superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth” (New York Times Book Review). His newest novel, The Day the Sun Died―winner of the Dream of the Red Chamber Award, one of the most prestigious honors […]
  • Hazards of Time Travel: A Novel
    By Joyce Carol Oates. An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates“Time travel” — and its hazards—are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled […]
  • Untitled by Charles Krauthammer
    By Charles Krauthammer. An intimate collection of notable works and writings by beloved columnist and bestselling author of Things That Matter Charles Krauthammer.
  • The Deadly Deep: The Definitive History of Submarine Warfare
    By Iain Ballantyne. The fascinating story of the submarine’s evolution from its ancient beginnings to its culmination as the deadliest vessel ever invented.A fascinating and comprehensive account of how an initially ineffectual underwater boat―originally derided and loathed in equal measure―evolved into the most powerful and terrifying vessel ever invented―with enough destructive power to end all […]
  • Who Will Bell the Cat?
    By Patricia C. McKissack. A cat enters a barn and terrorizes a community of mice. Smart Mouse and Friend Mouse think they have solved the problem when they make a collar with a bell for the cat. But who will put the collar on the cat? Wee Mouse, Tiny Mouse, and Teeny Mouse nearly meet […]
  • Liars' Paradox (A Jack and Jill Thriller)
    By Taylor Stevens. A master of international intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Taylor Stevens introduces a pair of wild cards into the global spy game—a brother and sister who were raised to deceive—and trained to kill . . .They live in the shadows, Jack and Jill, feuding twins who can never stop running. From […]
  • Snowy Owl Invasion! Tracking an Unusual Migration
    By Sandra Markle. In late 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find themincluding Florida. What caused these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home? Sandra Markle engagingly explains the story behind this unusual behavior by snowy owls in the winter of 20132014, and she presents the science behind this […]
  • The Enemy of My Enemy (A Clandestine Operations Novel)
    By W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War.A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, […]
  • The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!)
    By Barry Wittenstein. Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval?1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier […]
  • Pandemic
    By Robin Cook. The explosive new medical thriller from New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook.After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to a virulent case of influenza. That is, until she ends up on Dr. […]