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Next Time You See a Cloud
Next Time You See a Cloud By Emily Morgan

Eighth in Emily Morgan's award-winning Next Time You See series. Next Time You See a Cloud's engaging text and eye-catching photography will inspire elementary-aged children to experience the wonder of an everyday phenomenon in the natural world—clouds.
Cages
Cages By Sylvia Torti

Two neurologists are engaged in divergent quests: one to locate the source of memory and the other to study speech patterns in humans by analyzing and manipulating bird vocalization. Both men use experiments on live songbirds in a laboratory on a university campus, and both become romantically intertwined with a woman lab assistant who takes issue with their methods. Overshadowing this trio are significant figures from their individual pasts—a distant mother, a former girlfriend, a best friend and ornithological expert who dies tragically while conducting field research in the Amazon, and a mentor turned lover and nemesis. This is a subtly layered novel rich in natural description and sense of place that grapples with serious philosophical and moral themes, peopled by characters who must confront the emotional truths in their lives in order to be released from their own, individual cages.
Go, Green Gecko!
Go, Green Gecko! By Gay Hay, Illustrated by Margaret Tolland

Follow a green gecko as it scavenges for food in this entertaining and educational story. The green gecko faces many predators as it explores the bush for something to eat. This book includes factual information about green geckos, their behavior and their life cycle. The different textures on the illustrations capture the cheeky character of the gecko and the rich life of the native bush. This book is easy to read aloud, with great vocabulary, and can be acted out during story time.
Cowboy Song
Cowboy Song By Graeme Thomson

Philip Lynott packed a vast amount into his 36 years. An instantly identifiable singer, charismatic stage performer and supremely gifted songwriter, the guiding spirit of Thin Lizzy combined the instincts of a wild man with the soul of a poet.  The first biography written with the cooperation of the Lynott Estate, Cowboy Song explores the fascinating contradictions between Lynott's unbridled rock star excesses and the shy, sensitive "orphan" raised in working-class Dublin. The mixed-race child of a Catholic teenager and a Guyanese stowaway, Lynott rose above daunting obstacles and wounding abandonments. Cowboy Song analyzes his unsettled childhood; musical apprenticeship; key alliances with the poets, painters and folkies of 1960s Dublin; stardom with Thin Lizzy and drug-induced decline. It examines the unique blend of cultural influences which informed Lynott's writing, connecting Ireland's rich reserves of music, myth and poetry to hard rock, progressive folk, punk, soul and new wave. The results—including the hits "Whiskey in the Jar," "The Boys Are Back in Town," and "Dancing in the Moonlight," and classic albums Jailbreak and Live and Dangerous—are now part of the rock canon. Including an afterword by Lynott's former wife Caroline Taraskevics, Cowboy Song is the definitive authorized account of an extraordinary life and career. Drawing on scores of exclusive interviews with family, friends, bandmates and collaborators, it is both the ultimate depiction of a multifaceted rock icon and an intimate portrait of a much-loved father, son and husband.
The Old Lion and the Little Rabbit
The Old Lion and the Little Rabbit By Keiko Kaichi

A hungry lion starts to see his dinner as a companion in this sweet story of friendship. The old lion lives alone, far away from the herd. His nose tells him prey is nearby. To his surprise, he finds a tiny baby rabbit has fallen asleep in his golden mane. Since it is too small to fill his belly, he decides to let it grow into a meal. As the time passes, he finds grasses to fatten up his meal, but he also shares his stories with the little creature. Rabbit grows, but Lion has become attached. Even Hyena cannot persuade him to make a meal of his companion, and he sacrifices a tasty meal to let rabbit run free. Here is a quietly joyful picture book, illustrated with luminous art by Keiko Kaichi. This endearing story about loneliness and friendship will resonate with young and old alike.
Tell on You
Tell on You By Freda Hansburg

Tell On You, the story of a married teacher's fatal infatuation with his beautiful 16-year-old student, best fits into the emerging niche genre of "Grip Lit." These novels, usually authored by women and inspired by the wildly successful Gone Girl, are thrillers with psychological nuances and frequently unreliable narrators. Readers love the must-turn-the-page suspense, even while they may dislike the characters. The author of Tell On You is a psychologist, well-acquainted with the dark corners of the heart.
Aristotle Tote Bag
Aristotle Tote Bag By PublikumArt

Hand made from natural material bags with great size. Whether you are looking for style, statement, the perfect gift item, or a little bit of everything - explore the fresh design. “All paid jobs absorb & degrade the mind” from the Aristotle. Fashionable, practical and trendy accessories.
Patagonian Road
Patagonian Road By Kate McCahill

Spanning four seasons, 10 countries, three teaching jobs, and countless buses, Patagonian Road chronicles Kate McCahill's solo journey from Guatemala to Argentina. In her struggles with language, romance, culture, service, and homesickness, she personifies a growing culture of women for whom travel is not a path to love but to meaningful work, rare inspiration, and profound self-discovery. Following Paul Theroux's route from his 1979 travelogue, McCahill transports the reader from a classroom in a Quito barrio to a dingy room in an El Salvadorian brothel, and from the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to the heights of the Peruvian Andes. A testament to courage, solitude, and the rewards of taking risks, Patagonian Road proves that discovery, clarity, and simplicity remain possible in the 21st century, and that travel holds an enduring capacity to transform.
Hooper's War
Hooper's War By Peter Van Buren

There's no prosthetic for a soul that's dying faster than its body. You have to heal it. And to do that, you're going to have to fight Hooper's War. In this powerful anti-war novel set in WWII Japan, Lieutenant Nate Hooper isn't sure he'll survive the fight. And if he does make it home, he isn't sure he can survive the peace. He's done a terrible thing, and struggles to resolve the mistake alongside an unrepentant Japanese soldier, and a Japanese woman trying to save both men.War can be about a lot of things but it is always about what happens to people. The characters face a decision that will forever define them not by their war against each other, but by their war against themselves. This is a tale of moral complexity, of decisions that last longer than people do.With allegorical connections to America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the reverse chronology telling of Hooper's War turns a loss-of-innocence narrative into a tale of why that loss is inevitable. Think Matterhorn and The Things They Carried, crossed with Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse Five, some parts funny, some deadly serious .Author Peter Van Buren (We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People and Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the 99 Percent) returns with this deeply-researched, lyrically written, novel
Jovienne
Jovienne By Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson, author of the Persephone Alcmedi urban fantasy series, now brings you The Immanence series .A horrific car accident put Jovienne in a coma. When she awakened months later, she was told that her family had died. And Jovienne? She felt different...irreversibly changed.Years passed, and she was raised by a stranger who trained her to use the quintanumin. She excelled at every lesson, and she longed for her mentor to become much more. When the time came for her final test, a death-match against a demon, she uncovered a terrible truth: the man she had trusted to teach her had a dreadful secret, and Jovienne had become a monster's monster.The traumatized Jovienne becomes desperate for a way out of this new life, working on a way to rescind her immortality. But this only brings the demons ever closer, one of which claims to know a secret of its own about Jovienne-a secret she doesn't even know herself. "Linda Robertson's Jovienne is a unique and twisted journey of action, horror, and urban fantasy, packed with cool ideas. In a genre where so much feels the same, it's a pleasure to encounter a writer who has found a different muse." —Christopher Golden, NYT Bestselling Author
How to Draw Comics
How to Draw Comics By Ilya

With step-by-step instructions, drawings to complete, and space to experiment, How to Draw Comics is for anyone interested in creating your own cartoon, graphic novel, or manga. Ilya helps you develop your own style as you learn about the principles and practice the techniques involved. Fun and interactive, with captions, speech balloons, and sound effects bursting out of every page, the book looks just like a comic book, but with the widest variety of styles imaginable. Ilya covers the basics of drawing faces, figures, and motion; using color; comic timing; creating cliffhangers and suspense; and how to create action in the blank space between panels—and therefore in the reader's mind. Perfect for comics enthusiasts and artists from ages 8 to 80, How to Draw Comics is the ultimate guide to cultivating your talent and mastering the art.With step-by-step instructions, drawings to complete, and space to experiment, How to Draw Comics is for anyone interested in creating your own cartoon, graphic novel, or manga. Ilya helps you develop your own style as you learn about the principles and practice the techniques involved. Fun and interactive, with captions, speech balloons, and sound effects bursting out of every page, the book looks just like a comic book, but with the widest variety of styles imaginable. Ilya covers the basics of drawing faces, figures, and motion; using color; comic timing; creating cliffhangers and suspense; and how to create action in the blank space between panels—and therefore in the reader's mind. Perfect for comics enthusiasts and artists from ages 8 to 80, How to Draw Comics is the ultimate guide to cultivating your talent and mastering the art.
Ugly Prey
Ugly Prey By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to scrape together a living on her primitive family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago. Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers through Sabella's sensational case, showing how, with no evidence and no witnesses, she was the target of an obsessed deputy sheriff and the victim of a faulty legal system. She was also—to the men who convicted her and the reporters fixated on her—ugly. For that unforgiveable crime, the media painted her as a hideous, dirty, and unpredictable immigrant, almost an animal.Lucchesi brings to life the sights and sounds of 1920s Chicago—its then-rural outskirts, downtown halls of power, and headline-making crimes and trials, including those of two other women (who would inspire the musical and film Chicago) also accused of killing the men in their lives. But Sabella's fellow inmates Beulah and Belva were beautiful, charmed the all-male juries, and were quickly acquitted, raising doubts among many Chicagoans about the fairness of the "poor ugly immigrant's" conviction.Featuring an ambitious and ruthless journalist who helped demonize Sabella through her reports, and the brilliant, beautiful, twenty-three-year-old lawyer who helped humanize her with a jailhouse makeover, Ugly Prey is not just a page-turning courtroom drama but also a thought-provoking look at the intersection of gender, ethnicity, class, and the American justice system. 
Made For Baby
Made For Baby By Ayda Algin

If you have been invited to a baby shower, want to show your support for new parents, or want to make something pretty for your own lovely baby, then Made For Baby is just the book you're looking for! The arrival of a new baby is not only cause for celebration, it's also an opportunity to make handmade gifts. Sewing personalized presents for babies is more popular than everhere, and there's nothing more heart-warming than an exquisite handmade keepsake for a little one. You will find 20 beautiful projects including bibs, blankets, diaper bags, cute stuffed toys, and much more to transform your child's room into a joyful playground. Many of the projects are fat-quarter friendly, so it can be a great way to use up scraps of fabrics you have! The projects are presented with beautiful photography and charmingly illustrated step-by-step instructions. It is perfect for beginners while also giving the more experienced crafter inspirational ideas and patterns.
Junk Drawer Engineering
Junk Drawer Engineering By Bobby Mercer

Kids of all ages can use household items to complete exciting design challenges. There's no need for expensive, high-tech materials to test your engineering skills—you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Each hands-on project in this book will challenge you to come up with a unique solution to a specific design problem. Construct a Pasta Bridge strong enough to support a heavy load, using only dry linguini and glue. Build a Marble Roller Coaster from recycled cardboard tubes, in which the marble "car" jumps a track to land safely at its final destination. Or design an Egg Catch device to safely capture a free-falling egg. Test yourself or use them for friendly competitions—who can come up with the best solution? These 25 open-ended design challenges can be performed for just pennies . . . or less. Each project has a suggested materials list, step-by-step instructions with illustrations for one possible solution, and suggestions on how to adapt each challenge for different ages and skill levels. Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children problem-solving skills and applied physics, all while having a lot of fun.
The Plan
The Plan By David Kaplan, Foreword by Anthony Rizzo, Introduction by Bud Selig

On October 12, 2011, Theo Epstein became the new Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, flipping a switch on the lovable-loser franchise and initiating a plan to accomplish in Chicago what he'd succeeded in as general manager of the Boston Red Sox: ending a World Series drought. It would require a complete team tear-down and turnover, a new farm system foundation of young talent which Epstein and Cubs GM Jed Hoyer gradually added to with gutsy trades and timely signings. After years of rebuilding, Epstein's crystalline vision has been unquestionably realized in the form of one of the most exciting and talented teams in baseball, led by heavyweights like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant as well as visionaries like manager Joe Maddon. In The Plan, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago and ESPN Radio goes behind the scenes with the Cubs and their front office, walking the steps of their captivating rise to becoming 2016 World Series champions. Featuring exclusive interviews with Epstein, owner Tom Ricketts, and other team insiders, this is the definitive account of a new era on the North Side.
Mr. Tanner
Mr. Tanner By Harry Chapin, Illustrated by Bryan Langdo

Mr. Tanner runs a dry cleaning shop in Dayton, Ohio, where he spends his days greeting his customers with his beautiful baritone voice. His friends and neighbors encourage him to sing professionally instead of cleaning clothes. He eventually takes a chance and travels to New York City to be heard by a concert agent and critics, only to find they weren't hearing what he was feeling. The song Mr. Tanner was released in 1973 off Harry Chapin's Short Stories album. The song was inspired by a mediocre review about a baritone singer in The New York Times. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to help support WhyHunger, a charity championed by Harry Chapin himself.
Framework: 10 Architectural Knits
Framework: 10 Architectural Knits By Norah Gaughan, By Quince & Company

Inspired by the Sparrow and Kestrel linen yarns made by Quince & Company, this collection uses geometric shapes and unusual construction to provide adventurous knitters with 10 new designs that are perfect for wearing in the warmer months. True to form, the author makes use of her masterful understanding of the knitted stitch and characteristics unique to plant fiber types like linen to create unconventional designs. The book includes patterns for three tees, two short-sleeved open cardigans, a shrug, a poncho, a tank top, a scarflet, and a shawlet. The pieces feature eyelets, dropped stitches, cables, and mesh to be used alone or in combination. These projects are far from basic, garden-variety pieces—each one a bold statement of modern style.
White and Black
White and Black Illustrated by Mohammad Sabaaneh, Foreword by Seth Tobocman

Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh has gained renown worldwide for his stark black-and-white drawings that express the numerous abuses and losses that his countrymen suffer under Israel's occupation and celebrate their popular resistance. This collection includes 180 of Sabaaneh's best cartoons, including some depicting the privations he and other Palestinian political prisoners have suffered in Israel's many prisons. This book offers profound insights into the political and social struggles facing the Palestinian people and a pointed critique of the inaction or complicity of the "international community." Veteran graphic artist Seth Tobocman contributes a foreword.
Dolly on Dolly
Dolly on Dolly By Randy Schmidt

"Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly," declares Dolly Parton. Dolly's is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar. The undisputed "Queen of Country Music," Dolly has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has conquered just about every facet of the entertainment industry: music, film, television, publishing, theater, and even theme parks. It has been more than fifty years since Dolly Parton arrived in Nashville with just her guitar and a dream. Her story has been told many times and in many ways, but never like this. Dolly on Dolly is a collection of interviews spanning five decades of her career and featuring material gathered from celebrated publications including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. Also included are interviews which have not been previously available in print. Dolly's feisty and irresistible brand of humor, combined with her playful, pull-up-a-chair-and-stay-awhile delivery, makes for a fascinating and inviting experience in down-home philosophy and storytelling. Much like her patchwork "Coat of Many Colors," this book harkens back to the legendary entertainer's roots and traces her evolution, stitching it all together one piece at a time.
Dream Sweet Dreams
Dream Sweet Dreams By Kristy Kurjan, Illustrated by Tyler Parker

Bright illustrations and sweet, rhyming text are paired in this adorable bedtime story that celebrates the joy of creativity through dreams. From penguins eating ice cream to cute cuddle bugs, this board book is sure to bring a smile to both young and old. There are endless possibilities for what children can imagine.
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday By Carlos Sampayo, Illustrated by Jose Munoz

Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence...), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie. Through this investigation, Muñoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz. By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Muñoz' strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.