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Blueberries for Sal (Picture Puffins)
Caldecott Honor Book What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother ...
Halls of Fame: Essays
Graywolf Press, 2013
“John D’Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold.” —Guy Davenport, Harper’s John D’Agata journeys the endless corridors of America’s myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist ...
FATE IS THE HUNTER
Ernest K. Gann
Simon & Schuster
Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.
Make Way for Ducklings (Picture Puffin)
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard search throughout the busy city of Boston for the perfect place to raise their ducklings.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A narrative of conflicting cultures, loyalties, motivations, and traditions in early 17th-century Japan, involving the power-hungry Lord Toranaga, the Lady Mariko, and the ambitious Englishman, Blackthorne.
Hodder Children's Books
Bridge of Birds
The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)
Naval Institute Press
A maritime adventure originally published in 1951. Set in the Second World War, two ships and their crews of about a hundred and fifty men are involved in defending Atlantic convoys against impossible odds. In the CLASSICS OF NAVAL LITERATURE series.
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
From flamboyant prankster Pete Conrad to scientist Jack Schmitt, who had to prove he was made of the "right stuff" to go to the moon, memorable characters abound in this brilliant chronicle of the Apollo missions. Chaikin makes technological details accessible to the lay person and gives each aspect of a moon voyage a minute-by-minute breathlessness. 16 photos.
Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Carroll / Graf
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and ...
The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life (Random House Large Print Biography)
Knopf Group E-Books, 2009
America’s favorite storyteller, Pat Conroy, is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive. Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people, places, and great meals he has experienced, Conroy mixes them together with mouthwatering recipes from the Deep South and the world beyond. It all started thirty years ago with a chance purchase of The Escoffier Cookbook, an unlikely and daunting ...
Dancing the Dream
Pfeifer - Hamilton
This enchanting book for children and adults, promotes a deeper understanding of the earth and our relationship with all the beings who inhabit it. The Old Turrtle.
Every Living Thing
Continuing the story of the veterinary practice in Darrowby in the Yorkshire Dales, this book contains the familiar characters of James Herriot and his family, Siegfried Farnon and his brother Tristan as well as Mrs Pumphrey and Tricki Woo.
Nora Roberts The Irish Born Trilogy (Penguin Classics)
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
The Silver Crown
Robert C. O'Brien
The Coalwood Way: A Memoir
From the #1 bestselling author of October Sky comes this rich, unforgettable tale. With the same dazzling storytelling that distinguished his first memoir, Homer Hickam takes us deeper into the soul of his West Virginia hometown at a moment when its unique way of life is buffeted by forces of time and change. It is fall 1959. Homer “Sonny” Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, and the town of ...
Annie and the Wild Animals
Hodder Children's Books
Material World: A Global Family Portrait
Charles C. Mann
Sierra Club Books
In an unprecedented effort, sixteen of the world’s foremost photographers traveled to thirty nations around the globe to live for a week with families that were statistically average for that nation. At the end of each visit, photographer and family collaborated on a remarkable portrait of the family members outside their home, surrounded by all of their possessionsa few jars and jugs for some, an explosion of electronic gadgetry for others. ...
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