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The Martian: A Novel
Andy Weir

Crown, 2014

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, ...
  
  











  



  
Stranded
Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts

Puffin, 2013

A New York Times Bestseller! As seen on  The Today Show ,  Rachael Ray,  and  Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of  Survivor , Jeff Probst, with  Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life  co-author, Chris Tebbetts, comes a brand new family adventure series! A family vacation becomes a game of survival! It was supposed to be a vacation--and a chance to get to know each other better. But when a massive storm ...
  
  











  



  
Survivors (Stranded)
Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts

Puffin, 2013

Sequel to the New York Times bestseller STRANDED and TRIAL BY FIRE! As seen on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of Survivor , Jeff Probst with Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life co-author Chris Tebbetts comes a fantastic family adventure series! Eleven days down, and no end in sight. How long could YOU survive? It’s been days since Buzz, ...
  
  











  



  
When Life Gives You O.J.
Erica S. Perl

Yearling, 2013

For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since moving there from Brooklyn. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a "practice dog" named O.J., Zelly's not so sure how far she's willing to go to win a dog of her own. Is Ace's plan so crazy it just might ...
  
  











  



  
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein

Yearling, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so ...
  
  











  



  
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand

Random House, 2010

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, ...
  
  











  



  
Hatchet
Gary Paulsen

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006

ALONE Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present -- and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair -- it will take ...
  
  











  



  
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Liesl Shurtliff

Yearling, 2014

This funny fractured fairy tale goes behind the scenes of Rumpelstiltskin. "A most magical feat," writes Newbery Honor-winner Kirby Larson, "Liesl Shurtliff spins words into gold." In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, ...
  
  











  



  
Capture the Flag
Kate Messner

Scholastic Paperbacks, 2013

A stolen flag, a secret society, and three complete strangers . . . Anna, José, and Henry have never met, but they have more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington, DC, airport, they encounter a mysterious tattooed man, a flamboyant politician, and a rambunctious poodle named for an ancient king. Even stranger, news stations everywhere have just announced that the famous flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled ...
  
  











  



  
DIY Braids: From Crowns to Fishtails, Easy, Step-by-Step Hair Braiding Instructions
Sasha Coefield

Adams Media, 2013

A modern twist on the classic hairstyle! From a Dutch Braided Headband to a Triple Fishtail Braid, DIY Braids will get you noticed! Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips from popular beauty and fashion expert Sasha Coefield, this book shows you how to create one-of-a-kind hairstyles without ever stepping inside an expensive salon. Sasha shares all her secrets for creating and wearing her braided looks, including how to prep ...
  
  











  



  
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War ...
Mitchell Zuckoff

Harper Perennial, 2012

“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams , for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic   Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes ...
  
  











  



  
Two Alone
Sandra Brown

Brilliance Audio, 2012

Beautiful and self-confident businesswoman Rusty Carlson was hurt, terrified and alone with a man she feared. But one thing was certain – she would surely die without his help. Vietnam vet Cooper Landry had a deep-rooted grudge against beautiful women like Rusty. Experience had taught him they were takers. But he’d survived far worse dangers, and this time he’d be damned if he’d let her risk his chance for survival. But there were ...
  
  











  



  
The Adventures of Beanboy
Lisa Harkrader

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012

Never underestimate the power of the bean. Tucker MacBean has been drawing comic books almost as long as he’s been reading them. When his favorite comic has a contest for kids, he hopes he has finally found a way to fix his family—all he has to do is create the winning superhero sidekick . . . Introducing “Beanboy”—the first comic book character to truly harness the power of the bean for good. He is strong, ...
  
  











  



  
Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches
Mary Thomas, Jan Eaton

Trafalgar Square Books, 1998

First published in 1934, Mary Thomas' book has long been a favorite of novice and experienced embroiderers alike. Updated by Jan Eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 embroidery stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detached-filling and pulled-fabric stitches. This is an outstanding reference book that will enable all needle-workers to master the art of embroidery.
  
  











  



  
Trial by Fire (Stranded)
Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts

Puffin, 2013

Sequel to the New York Times bestseller STRANDED , seen  The Today Show , Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the multi-Emmy Award winning host of Survivor and the New York Times bestselling co-author of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life comes a fantastic new middle grade series! They thought it couldn't get any worse. They were wrong. Being shipwrecked on a jungle island in the middle of the ...
  
  











  



  
King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige
Wes Tooke

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013

Baseball legend Satchel Paige changes a boy’s life in this coming-of-age tale from the author of Lucky . When Nick is released from the hospital after suffering from polio, he is sure that his father will never look at him in the same way again. Once the best pitcher in youth league, Nick now walks with a limp and is dependent on a heavy leg brace. He isn’t sure he will ever return to the mound, never mind be the star he once was. When ...
  
  











  



  
Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power
David Pogue, Antonio Javier Caparo

Square Fish, 2014

One day, Abby Carnelia, ordinary sixth grader, realizes she has a magical power. Okay, it’s not a fancy one: she can make a hard-boiled egg spin by tugging on her ears. But it’s the only one she has, and it’s enough to launch her into an adventure where she meets a host of kids with similarly silly powers, becomes a potential guinea pig for a drug company, and hatches a daring plan for escape. Kids will be dying to unearth their own ...
  
  











  



  
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ö 1 Dog = Chaos
Vivian Vande Velde

Holiday House, 2012

When Twitch the squirrel is chased into a school by the principalâ TMs dog, the class pets work together to rescue him. In this hilarious chapter book, a group of small animals turn an elementary school into a real zoo.
  
  











  



  
The Sasquatch Escape (The Imaginary Veterinary)
Suzanne Selfors

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014

When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon? Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian's office in town -- Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and ...
  
  











  



  
Forbidden Passage (STRANDED, SHADOW ISLAND)
Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts

Puffin, 2014

The New York Times bestselling STRANDED adventure continues in the first novel in a brand new story arc! As seen on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of Survivor , Jeff Probst with Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life co-author Chris Tebbetts comes a brand new arc in the bestselling family adventure series! It happened to them once. It could never happen again, ...
  
  











  








   



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