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Death of an Eye
Death of an Eye By Dana Stabenow

A historical series debut from the author of the Edgar-award winning Kate Shugak novels. Alexandria, 47BCE: Cleopatra shares the throne with her brother Ptolemy under the auspices of Julius Caesar, by whom Cleopatra is heavily pregnant with child. A shipment of new coin meant to reset the shaky Egyptian economy has been stolen, the Queen's Eye has been murdered and Queen Cleopatra turns to childhood friend Tetisheri to find the missing shipment and bring the murderer to justice.

A historical series debut from the author of the Edgar-award winning Kate Shugak novels

Alexandria, 47BCE: Cleopatra shares the throne with her brother Ptolemy under the auspices of Julius Caesar, by whom Cleopatra is heavily pregnant with child. A shipment of new coin meant to reset the shaky Egyptian economy has been stolen, the Queen's Eye has been murdered and Queen Cleopatra turns to childhood friend Tetisheri to find the missing shipment and bring the murderer to justice.A historical series debut from the author of the Edgar-award winning Kate Shugak novels
Alexandria, 47BCE: Cleopatra shares the throne with her brother Ptolemy under the auspices of Julius Caesar, by whom Cleopatra is heavily pregnant with child. A shipment of new coin meant to reset the shaky Egyptian economy has been stolen, the Queen's Eye has been murdered and Queen Cleopatra turns to childhood friend Tetisheri to find the missing shipment and bring the murderer to justice.
Elevated
Elevated By Harvey Araton, Foreword by Jeff Van Gundy

Howard Beck. Marc Stein. Jonathan Abrams. Chris Broussard. Ira Berkow. George Vecsey. Mike Wise. Selena Roberts. Lee Jenkins. All have graced the pages of The New York Times, entertaining readers with their probing coverage of the N.B.A.: a stage on which spectacular athletes perform against a backdrop of continuous social change. Now, their work and more is collected in a new volume, edited and annotated by Hall of Fame honoree Harvey Araton, tracing basketball's sustained boom from Magic and Bird to the present.Elevated provides a courtside seat to four decades of professional basketball. Both the iconic moments and those quieter, but no less meaningful times in between are here, from Wise riding around Los Angeles with a young Kobe Bryant on the eve of his first All-Star Game, to Stein declaring Giannis Antetokounmpo's "unspeakable greatness" to the world in a riveting profile. Rather than simply preserving the past, Elevated reexamines and further illuminates hoops history. This expertly curated collection features exclusive new writing by Araton and postscripts from the original journalists, revealing candid exchanges with NBA greats that didn't make the original newspaper edit and tracing the rise of a worldwide phenomenon from a contemporary vantage point.
Trap
Trap By Lilja Sigurdardottir, Translated by Quentin Bates

High stakes jeopardy presides when young mother is forced into smuggling cocaine, in a dark and original, nail-bitingly fast-paced thriller from one of the queens of Icelandic Noir… 'Tough, uncompromising and unsettling' Val McDermid 'Tense and pacey, this intriguing mix of white-collar and white-powder crime could certainly be enjoyed as a standalone, but I would suggest reading its excellent predecessor, Snare, first' Laura Wilson, Guardian Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she's finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she's back to square one … and Iceland. Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after the banking crash, and Sonja refuses to see her. And that's not all … Agla owes money to some extremely powerful men, and they'll stop at nothing to get it back. With her former nemesis, customs officer Bragi, on her side, Sonja puts her own plan into motion, to bring down the drug barons and her scheming ex-husband, and get Tomas back safely. But things aren't as straightforward as they seem, and Sonja finds herself caught in the centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk… Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Trap is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction. 'A tense thriller with a highly unusual plot and interesting characters' Marcel Berlins, The Times 'With characters you can't help sympathising with against your better judgement, Sigurdardottir takes the reader on a breathtaking ride … 'Stylish, taut and compelling' Jon Coates, Daily Express 'Pacy and tense, Trap is full of delicious carnage that could translate well to the screen' New Zealand Listener 'This is a searing portrait of the less salubrious parts of the Icelandic psyche as well as a riveting thriller' Sunday Express 'Tense, edgy and delivering more than a few unexpected twists and turns' The Times Crime Club 'Sharp shocks of chapters hit with increasing energy ... a towering powerhouse of read and I gobbled it up in one intense sitting' Liz Robinson, LoveReading 'The intricate plot is breathtakingly original, with many twists and turns you never see coming. Thriller of the year' New York Journal of Books 'Sigurdardottir provides a skillful combination of Nordic noir, hardboiled financial thriller and high-octane narco drama, filled with sympathetic characters that you can't help identifying with even as they break the law' Crime Fiction Lover 'Smart, ambitious and hugely satisfying' Eva Dolan 'An enthralling tale of love and crime' Michael Ridpath 'Zips along with tension building and building' James Oswald 'An emotional suspense rollercoaster on a par with The Firm' Alexandra Sokoloff
Space Infographics
Space Infographics By Harriet Brundle

Journey into space and learn about the different parts of the solar system with this explorative title. Focused on image-led, fun, and factual information, readers will be captivated from start to finish.
The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times
The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times By Sarina Prabasi

Part coming-to-America story, part lyrical memoir, and yet another part activist’s call to action, The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times is timely, funny, and poignant. Writing as a mother, immigrant, new American, coffeehouse owner, and international nonprofit leader, Prabasi’s story weaves between Nepal, Ethiopia, and the United States. When Prabasi and her husband move from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to New York City with their young daughter in 2011, they start a thriving coffee business, grow their family, and are living their American Dream. After the 2016 election, they are suddenly unsure about their new home. Reclaiming the tradition of coffee houses throughout history, their coffeehouses become a hub for local organizing and action. Moving from despair to hope, this story is ultimately about building community, claiming home, and fighting for our dreams.
Shortcuts
Shortcuts By Amy Bearce

Parker Mills has it all. She's the two-time winner of the Miss Divine Pecan Pageant, head of the eighth grade dance committee, and a secret psychic empath. Since she absorbs any strong emotion around her, Parker has committed herself to finding shortcuts to happiness. Whether acting as a tutor, a coach, or a matchmaker, Parker knows that when others are happy, she's happy. Granted, all that fixing other people's drama means her own crush has no idea how she feels, but it's still a win-win as long as her psychic methods remain a secret. At least, that was how it always worked before Mia came to town. With her mysterious past and dark cloud of depression, Mia's moods threaten to rain on Parker's happiness parade. After Parker's usual shortcuts fail—even after bringing gorgeous Josh on the scene—she is forced to kick things up a notch, or two. But when Parker's psychic powers go haywire, dangerous secrets begin to unrave …starting with her own.
Pickle's Progress
Pickle's Progress By Marcia Butler

Marcia Butler's debut novel, Pickle's Progress, is a fierce, mordant New York story about the twisted path to love. Over the course of five weeks, identical twin brothers, one wife, a dog, and a bereaved young woman collide against each other to comical and sometimes horrifying effect. Everything is questioned and tested as they jockey for position and try to maintain the status quo. Love is the poison, the antidote, the devil and, ultimately, the hero.
Animals Infographics
Animals Infographics By Harriet Brundle

Focusing on the five main animal groups and the process of reproduction, birth, and growth, this book combines accessible, factual text with modern graphics.
Touch the Sun
Touch the Sun By Emily Conolan

To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known. It is 2011. You want nothing more than to be a journalist in Somalia like your aunty. But the truth can be dangerous—and when you and your little sister are left alone, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn. Can you escape a terrorist organization and find a safe place to call home? You'll be asked to cross a desert on foot, hide below deck in a leaky boat, and put your life in the hands of people smugglers. At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?
My Mama Is a Mechanic
My Mama Is a Mechanic By Doug Cenko

Snuggle with Mom for this sweet book about a mother as seen through her son's eyes. To him, she is a surgeon when she repairs his favorite stuffed animal, a chemist when in the kitchen, and an architect when they play with toy blocks. But no matter what happens, she is always his mama, and that's the most important thing of all!
Palm Beach, Finland
Palm Beach, Finland By Antti Tuomainen, Translated by David Hackston

Fargo meets Baywatch in a dark, poignant comedy thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir 'A roller-coaster read and extraordinarily poignant' Guardian 'Tuomainen is the funniest writer in Europe' Marcel Berlins, The TimesSex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear … Sun Protection Factor 100 Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village – the 'hottest beach in Finland'. The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown. The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary. With a nod to Fargo, and dark noir, Palm Beach, Finland is both a page-turning thriller and a black comedy about lust for money, fleeing dreams and people struggling at turning points in their lives – chasing their fantasies regardless of reason. Right up there with the best' TLS 'Deftly plotted, poignant and perceptive in its wry reflections on mortality and very funny' Irish Times 'Like the death cap mushroom, Tuomainen's dark story manages to be as delicious as it is toxic' Sunday Express 'A winner right from the first sentence … an offbeat jewel' Publishers Weekly 'A tightly paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humour' Foreword Reviews
Dazzling Travis
Dazzling Travis By Hannah Carmona Dias, Illustrated by Brenda Figueroa

Travis loves football. But he also loves glitter, dance, and fashion. His classmates belittle him for defying social norms. Will Travis remain confident and brave when others tease him for being different? Travis sets no limits to what he enjoys doing. Shopping and football, ballet and dress-up make Travis a one of a kind boy! But when some of the kids on the playground begin to pick on him, Travis truly dazzles. This empowering story encourages kids of any gender to challenge the social norm, revealing their true selves.
Descendant of the Crane
Descendant of the Crane By Joan He

Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she's thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father's killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death… because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago. Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant and alluring investigator who's also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high? In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception.
I Used to Be Famous
I Used to Be Famous By Becky Cattie, By Tara Luebbe, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Kiely's been famous her entire life, but when a baby sister appears on the scene, she feels like a has-been. Now Kiely has to figure out how to gain back the attention of her adoring fans (her family), even if it means sharing the spotlight.
The Wind Plays Tricks
The Wind Plays Tricks By Virginia Howard, Illustrated by Charlene Chua

The wind swirls through the farmyard one dark night. It tears around the farmyard, over the meadows, past the pond. It blows so hard and so long that all the animals howl, too. And in the sunny morning, the animals learn that the wind has played tricks on them. Pig goes, "Cluck!" Little Chicks go, "Neigh!" Hens go, "Moo!" Horse goes "Cock-a-Doodle-Dooo!" Cow goes "Quack!" And Rooster—well, Rooster goes, "Cheep!" Can the animals work together to find a solution and get their right voices back?
The Van Gogh Activity Book
The Van Gogh Activity Book Illustrated by Grace Helmer

The Van Gogh Activity Book is an entertaining and accessible introduction to one of the most famous artists in history. Readers will discover the key features and themes that define Van Gogh as an artist as well as mastering mark making, experimenting with complementary colors, practicing perspective, and much more with 14 fun, arty exercises. With an illustrated fold-out timeline featuring seven of Van Gogh's most famous works, The Van Gogh Activity Book is a useful reference tool as well as an engaging activity book.
Paintings included: Café terrace at night, Postman Joseph Roulin, Wheatfield with Cypresse,s The Yellow House Irises, Self-portrait, Road with Cypress and Star, Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass, The Church at Auvers-sur-Oise, The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, Self-portrait with bandaged ear, The Red Vineyard at Arles, Tree Roots and The Starry Night.
The Lion Tamer Who Lost
The Lion Tamer Who Lost By Louise Beech

A heartbreaking, breathtakingly beautiful love story with a tragedy at its heart, from the critically acclaimed author of Maria in the Moon

'Beech eloquently conveys their feelings and longings and sets atmospheric, vividly drawn scenes that transport the reader from grey and damp England to the searing heat of the lion reserve …The Lion Tamer Who Lost will touch the most hardhearted of readers with its persuasive, well-drawn and memorable characters' Daily Express

'A devastating, tender and powerful story love story, beautifully and bravely told. You will lose your heart to this book. I adored it' Miranda Dickinson

Be careful what you wish for…
Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes he hadn't…

Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally makes it, it isn't for the reasons he imagined…

Ben and Andrew keep meeting in unexpected places, and the intense relationship that develops seems to be guided by fate. Or is it? What if the very thing that draws them together is tainted by past secrets that threaten everything?

A dark, consuming drama that shifts from Zimbabwe to England, and then back into the past, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is also a devastatingly beautiful love story, with a tragic heart…

'A stirring novel, beautifully written, reminiscent of the early work of Maggie O'Farrell' Irish Times

'Fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine will love it' Red Magazine

'An incredible, poignant piece of work. Louise Beech had cemented her place as one of Britain's finest modern storytellers' John Marrs

'A beautiful, honest and tender love story that I won't forget for a long time …Their love had me trapped in its spell, their tragic moments had me sobbing like a baby' Fionnuala Kearney

'A beautifully crafted book' Carol Lovekin

'Louise Beech has totally blown me away with her storytelling' Madeleine Black

'I adored this beautiful and inspiring book' Kate Furnivall

'Already one of my favourites of 2018' LoveReading

'Digs deep emotionally, but is funny and feel-good, too' Fiona Mitchell

'A stunning and very brave book' Gill Paul

'The setting alone makes this book worth a read' S. E. Lynes

'Heartfelt and wry' Ruth Dugdall

'Louise Beech is a natural-born storyteller with an elegance about her writing that never fails to move me' Michael J. Malone

'There are times when you finish reading a book and know that part of it will stay with you always. This will be one of those books' Claire Allen

'It put me in mind of John Irving. It's that feeling of being in the hands of a master storyteller and just trusting him or her so completely' Laura Pearson

'A beautiful, poignant, stand-out book of 2018. I urge you to read it' Live and Deadly

'A love story, a tale of secrets, guilt, confusion, bigotry and shame, beautifully woven together' Tracy Fenton

'One of the very best books I've read this – or any other – year' Being Anne

'So beautifully written I'm not convinced anything I write will convey how truly wonderful this book was' Book Review Café

Blowfish's Oceanopedia
Blowfish's Oceanopedia By Tom 'The Blowfish' Hird

A beautifully designed, one-stop guide to all we know about our oceans and the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit them.

The seas of our planet cover more than 70 per cent of the Earth, yet we know less about the ocean depths than the surface of the moon. Join marine biologist and fish-fanatic Tom "The Blowfish" Hird as he lifts the lid on a treasure chest of fascinating facts, to reveal just what we do know about what lurks beneath the waves. You'll discover how the unassuming jellyfish can cause an ocean-wide apocalypse, why walruses turn bright pink after a sunbathe, how a shoal of herring breaks wind to escape the jaws of predators, and why an archer fish spits missiles at its prey. From the invisible world of meiofauna living in the sands of our beaches to a cephalopod called the 'Vampire Squid from Hell," Blowfish takes us on an incredible journey as he follows the currents from shoreline to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep sea.
How to Wear Glitter
How to Wear Glitter By Naomi Pike

Live life with a little more sparkle. This is your one-stop guide to glitter and how to wear it, and it includes only the best biodegradable and ethical brands. Features 30 gorgeous step-by-step looks from all-sparkle lips to intricate eye make-up, glitter braids and beards, to full-on body art or a perfectly simple glitter lash line. Halloween, Christmas or festival season just isn't the same without a little sparkle and shimmer. Also includes glitter inspiration from the runway to Instagram, your basic eco-glitter beauty kit, fashion and accessories to complete the look, sparkling stockists and top tips from the experts, including make-up artists, drag queens, celebs, stylists and fashion designers. Grab your glitter, because you deserve to shine!
Sasha and Puck and the Potion of Luck
Sasha and Puck and the Potion of Luck By Daniel Nayeri, Illustrated by Anneliese Mak

When local chocolate maker Ms. Kozlow comes to the Juicy Gizzard potion shop asking for luck, Sasha needs to find out why. Does Ms. Kozlow need luck because she has a matchmaking appointment with Granny Yenta this afternoon? Can Sasha and her new friend Puck make it Ms. Kozlow's lucky day?
Alphabeasts
Alphabeasts By Maree Coote

A brand new collection of typographic delights from this award-winning illustrator. Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated by an animal starting with the letter, and made entirely of the letters that spell its name. Bright colors are used to help beginners find the basic alphabet, while older readers can unscramble the whole image by finding all the letters. The exact fonts used are provided in a key on each page to make it easier to hunt and find all the letters that spell each animal portrait. A great way to learn the alphabet, improve spelling, letter-recognition, and observation, and discover typography and design.