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Evil Is a Matter of Perspective
Evil Is a Matter of Perspective By Adrian Tchaikovsky, By Courtney Schafer, By Michael R. Fletcher, By Mazarkis Williams, By Alex Marshall, By Jeff Salyards, By Shawn Speakman, By Brian Staveley, By Teresa Frohock, By Marc Turner, By R. Scott Bakker, Edited by Adrian Collins, Edited by Mike Myers

Villains take center stage in this collection of 19 dark and magical stories. Readers will be cheering for all the wrong heroes as some of the most fearsome, devious, and brutal antagonists perform savage deeds towards wicked ends. And why not? These characters are the champions of their own stories—evil is a matter of perspective. Contributors also include Mark Adler, Bradley P. Beaulieu, E.V. Morrigan, Peter Orullian, Matthew Ward, Kaaron Warren, Deborah A. Wolf, and Janny Wurts.
Need You Dead
Need You Dead By Peter James

The 13th entry in the New York Times-bestselling series. Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her.When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.
The Little Book of Inspiration
The Little Book of Inspiration By Lucy Lane

Use the inspiration found within these pages to help overcome any challenge. Whatever dream you’re working towards, a few wise words can help make any challenge easier. This uplifting little book is packed with inspiring quotations and simple but effective tips to help you get the most out of every day.
Trespasser
Trespasser By Justin M. Ryan, Illustrated by Kristian Rossi, Illustrated by D.C. Hopkins

Alone and afraid, how far will one man go to protect his child from the unknown? As the world crumbled around him, Hector Ramos retreated into a life of solitude to keep his young daughter, Maria, out of the worst of it. They lived a hard but simple life until the day Hector stumbled across a strange intruder on their property. Whether the trespasser is a threat or simply a lost wanderer, one thing is obvious—maintaining their simple existence will come with a sacrifice, perhaps even the ultimate one. Writer Justin M. Ryan and artist Kristian Rossi craft a powerful and emotional high-tension thriller.
Historic Landmarks of Old New York
Historic Landmarks of Old New York By Museyon

Discover Manhattan's historic landmarks through beautiful photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt and more; quirky quotes by celebrities, from George Washington to Lenny Bruce; and informative anecdotes, including the last public execution in Washington Square, the ghost of Aaron Burr's lost daughter, Alva Vanderbilt's costume ball, The Beatles' "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance and more
Father Ted Hesburgh
Father Ted Hesburgh By Tim Bourret, By Digger Phelps

The University of Notre Dame is a special place, regarded by many as the world's top Catholic institution of higher learning. Yet its modern reputation for excellence and service is only part of the legacy of Father Theodore Hesburgh, the university's president from 1952 to 1987. Father Ted's influence extended beyond Notre Dame's campus in Northern Indiana. He worked with presidents, Popes, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and his guidance resulted in nuclear nonproliferation, immigration reform, and civil rights legislation. One of the many Domers influenced by Father Ted was Richard "Digger" Phelps, Notre Dame's men's basketball coach from 1971 to 1991. Phelps gives readers a seat at the table with Father Ted, from the basketball locker room in the 1970s to Father Ted's final Mass before he passed away in 2015. This account is an intimate portrait of an unlikely friendship and a rare look at the private moments of a man Digger often describes as "a living saint."
Beekeeping
Beekeeping By Andrew T Davies

There's no sting in this tale: bees are a source of delight for honey lovers, hay-fever sufferers and gardeners alike. This charming and practical guide is intended for both the beginner and experienced beekeeper. It covers everything from setting up hives and maximizing bees in the garden, to optimum honey production and a fascinating troubleshooting section. With charming illustrations throughout, you will find all you need to catch the bee buzz. 
Lincoln's Pathfinder
Lincoln's Pathfinder By John Bicknell

The 1856 presidential race was the most violent peacetime election in American history. War between proslavery and antislavery settlers raged in Kansas; a congressman shot an Irish immigrant at a Washington hotel; and another congressman beat a US senator senseless on the floor of the Senate. But amid all the violence, the campaign of the new Republican Party, headed by famed explorer John C. Frémont, offered a ray of hope: a major party dedicated to limiting the spread of slavery. For the first time, women and African Americans actively engaged in a presidential contest, and the candidate's wife, Jessie Benton Frémont, played a central role in both planning and executing strategy, and was a public face of the campaign. Even enslaved blacks in the South took hope from Frémont's crusade.The 1856 campaign was also run against the backdrop of a country on the move, with settlers continuing to spread westward facing unimagined horrors, a terrible natural disaster that took hundreds of lives in the South, and one of the most famous Supreme Court cases in history, which set the stage for the Civil War. Frémont lost, but his strong showing in the North proved that a sectional party could win a national election, blazing the trail for Abraham Lincoln's victory four years later.
100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die By Mark Ginocchio, Foreword by Tom DeFalco

Every Spider-Man fan knows Peter Parker's origin story, knows about his clashes with the Green Goblin, and is eager to see actor Tom Holland don the red and blue suit on the big screen. But do you know the genesis of Venom or the Sinister Six? Have you ever tried Aunt May's famous wheatcakes? 100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the character. Whether you're a die-hard comic book reader from the Silver Age or a new follower of the popular movies, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Writer and podcaster Mark Ginocchio has collected every essential piece of Spider-Man knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
Putuguq & Kublu
Putuguq & Kublu By Danny Christopher, Illustrated by Astrid Arijanto

A pair of wound-up siblings slow down to learn a bit about their heritage from their grandfather. Putuguq and Kublu are a sister and brother who cannot get along. They love to pull pranks and one-up each other every chance they get! When one of Putuguq's pranks does not go as planned, the feuding siblings find themselves on the land with their grandfather, learning a bit about Inuit history, between throwing snowballs, that is.
I Will Love You Forever
I Will Love You Forever By Tatsuya Miyanishi

With combined sales in excess of three million copies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and France, the Tyrannosauras series continues with this story about identity, adoption and dinosaurs. A female Maiasaura finds a lost egg in the forest and decides to look after it with her own egg. Surprisingly, a baby Tyrannosaurus hatches from the egg. The greathearted mother accepts and raises him as her own son, Heart. One day, Heart goes to pick berries and comes across another Tyrannosaurus. The foster son of the Maiasaura discovers his real identity. The fourth title in this acclaimed Tyrannosaurus series, I Will Love You Forever delivers a heartwarming story about adoption with vivid, brightly colored illustrations and endearingly drawn characters.
Dreamopedia
Dreamopedia By Lizzie Cornwall

From Accordions to Zombies, decipher your dreams while picking up fun sleep facts with this handy bedside book. What did you last dream of? Was it soaring above city skyscrapers? Or, perhaps it was dancing with hippopotamuses wearing hula skirts? This handy bedside book, packed with dream descriptions and their meanings, as well as fascinating facts about the brain and sleep, will help you pinpoint what your subconscious is trying to tell you quicker than waking up from a dream where you are butt naked!
The Dog Walker
The Dog Walker By Lesley Thomson

Fifth in The Detective's Daughter series. January, 1987: in the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Helen Honeysett, a young newlywed, sets off for an evening run from her riverside cottage. Only her dog returns. Twenty-nine years later, her husband has asked Stella Darnell, a private detective, and her sidekick Jack Harmon, to find out what happened all those years ago. But when the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting a killer whose trail has long gone cold.
The General's Niece
The General's Niece By Paige Bowers

"My dear Uncle Charles," twenty-two-year-old Genevieve de Gaulle wrote on May 6, 1943. "Maybe you have already heard about the different events affecting the family." The general's brother Pierre had been taken by the Gestapo; his brother Xavier, Genevieve's father, had escaped to Switzerland. Genevieve asked her uncle where she could be most useful—France? England? A French territory? When no response came immediately, she decided to stay in France to help carry out his call to resist the Nazis.Based on interviews with family members, former associates, prominent historians, and never-before-seen papers written by Genevieve de Gaulle, The General's Niece is the first English-language biography of Charles de Gaulle's niece, confidante, and daughter figure, Genevieve, to whom the legendary French general and president dedicated his war memoirs.Journalist Paige Bowers leads readers through the remarkable life of this young woman who risked death to become one of the most devoted foot soldiers of the French resistance. Beginning with small acts of defiance such as tearing down swastikas and pro-Vichy posters, she eventually ferried arms and false letters of transit to fellow resistants and edited and distributed the nation's largest underground newspaper, until she was arrested and sent to the infamous Ravensbuck concentration camp. The General's Niece reveals the horrors the young de Gaulle witnessed and endured there that could have broken her spirit but instead inspired her many remaining years of activism on behalf of former prisoners and of France's neediest citizens.Finally emerging from the shadow of her famous uncle, the life of this little-known de Gaulle adds a fascinating layer to the history of the second world war, including the French resistance, the horrors of and unshakeable bonds formed at Ravensbruck, and the issues facing postwar France and its leaders.
Scratch and Draw Horses and Unicorns
Scratch and Draw Horses and Unicorns By Joshua George, Illustrated by Barry Green

This interactive art activity book takes coloring and drawing to another dimension! Scratch and draw pictures are simple to complete, but the results look amazing as the rainbow and foil effects are revealed by scratching away the surface of the special cards. Scratch and Draw Horses and Unicorns includes step-by-step instructions to learn how to draw all kinds of great horses and unicorns, a scratch and draw unicorn story for you to complete and a cool writing and drawing tool especially for using on the scratch and draw pages. Creative art activity fun for children age 5 and up.

This interactive art activity book takes coloring and drawing to another dimension!  

Scratch and draw pictures are simple to complete, but the results look amazing as the rainbow and foil effects are revealed by scratching away the surface of the special cards. Scratch and Draw Horses and Unicorns includes step-by-step instructions to learn how to draw all kinds of great horses and unicorns, a scratch and draw unicorn story for you to complete and a cool writing and drawing tool especially for using on the scratch and draw pages. Creative art activity fun for children age 5 and up.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
The Detour of the Elephants
The Detour of the Elephants Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Illustrated by Anthony VanArsdale

In this all-new very special miniseries, the Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations—all around the world! The Aldens follow a clue to Beijing, China, where they uncover their next mission—to return a mysterious clay artifact to its rightful owner. Their journey leads them to a scenic section of the Great Wall, but a thief threatens to ruin their trip and endanger their precious cargo. The Aldens' next clue brings them to an elephant reserve in Thailand, but when their contact acts suspiciously, they worry someone close to them may be working for the other side. Who can the Aldens trust to help them return the remaining artifacts to their rightful owners?
Marine Science for Kids
Marine Science for Kids By Bethanie Hestermann, By Josh Hestermann, Foreword by Stephanie Arne

A colorful, comprehensive, friendly guide to exploring the underwater worldDo you ever dream of being a marine explorer or adventurer? Are you a fan of cool, cute, or creepy creatures? Then here's some good news: some of the coolest, cutest, and creepiest creatures live in Earth's oceans and other watery places.Marine Science for Kids is a colorful, fun, photo-filled guide to exploring our underwater world. In these pages, you'll delve deep into the science of aquatic study, including geology, chemistry, and biology in both salt- and freshwater environments, and gain insight into the real-world practice of aquatic science. You'll discover how and why oceans move, and learn the answers to questions such as "Why is the ocean blue?" You'll meet cool creatures, including sharks and rays, penguins and other seabirds, whales and dolphins, squids and octopuses, and many more. You'll uncover some of the most pressing challenges facing marine environments and find out how you can use your talents to make a difference. Real-life marine scientists share what inspires them every day and provide insights into their exciting careers. Hands-on activities in each chapter make learning fun.Kids can: make an edible coral reef; explore marine camouflage; construct a water-propelled squid; test methods of cleaning up an oil spill; experiment with ocean acidification; and much more.
2017 Official Rules of Major League Baseball
2017 Official Rules of Major League Baseball By Triumph Books

An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.
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.