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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sarah Putman Clegg
Publisher: Weldon Owen; Original edition (2012, Jan 31st).
From yummy recipes that make use of common ingredients, to clever ideas for packing lunches that will appeal to kids, Lunch Box is packed with inspiration. This go-to primer covers all the basics—recipes for sandwiches, healthy snacks, and more—and offers tried-and-true strategies from a chef-caterer mother of three. Learn how to make an easy and delicious lunch from in-the-fridge staples and leftovers; how to accommodate allergies; and how to make every lunch box a fun delight for kids. Colorful photography throughout provides visual inspiration. Stuck in a rut? Got a picky eater in your house? This book offers ideas and strategies that will inspire you to step up your lunch-packing game, from irresistible wraps and playful sandwiches, to salads kids will actually eat, to versatile snacks that satisfy the fussiest palates and much more! . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Dutton Adult (2012, Mar 20th).
Harlan Coben follows four consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers with a stand-alone thriller in the vein of his beloved breakout novels Caught and Hold Tight. Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead- end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Jack is a detective who can't let go of a cold case-a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: ASL Tales and Games for Kids - Leash Lane (2000, Jan 1st).
The ASL Tales and Games for Kids CD series follows Paws, the signing dog, and his friends as they explore their neighborhood, Pawstown, USA. Each piece of software contains 3 community-focused stories and 10 games. Neighborhood children are deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, or multiply disabled, and represent different ethnic groups. Signing video and/or audio are options for accessing information. Recommended for ages 3-8. Leash Lane focuses on events that take place on one street in Pawstown. The stories are original and written to promote good English literacy, while simultaneously teaching important aspects of ASL. Each story can be viewed continuously, without the child needing to manipulate the mouse, or the child can control the story himself. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (2009, May 12th).
The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean--but so can their secrets.For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. But on one of those bonding nights, one of their trio swims out from the shore and doesn't return. After the surviving friends emerge from their grief, they realize that the repercussions of their loss go far beyond their little circle, and they begin to uncover layers of secrets--and their connections to each other--that were never revealed on the beach. What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy--their marriages, families, even themselves. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Dorsi
Publisher: Saturn Resource Management; 5th edition (2009, May 1st).
Residential Energy is the best book available on home energy conservation. This book introduces readers to a home's parts, before explaining all the important possibilities for energy conservation. Readers will learn that effective energy conservation requires an integrated approach that identifies the biggest sources of energy waste. Residential Energy is the perfect reference manual for: building inspectors, energy auditors, weatherization technicians, carpenters, heating and air-conditioning specialists, insulation contractors, plumbers, electricians, libraries, and home improvement enthusiasts. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tracy Barrett
Publisher: Square Fish (2010, Mar 30th).
Go to The Dancing Men and ask for a saucer of milk for your snake. Then all will be revealed.Xena and Xander Holmes think living in London will be boring. But one afternoon they're handed a cryptic note that leads them to a hidden room-and a secret society. When they discover they're related to Sherlock Holmes and inherit his unsolved casebook, life becomes so much more exciting. The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn't, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago. Can two smart twenty-first century kids succeed where Sherlock Holmes could not? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Olen Steinhauer
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (2012, Mar 13th).
In Olen Steinhauer’s bestseller The Tourist, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver uncovered a conspiracy linking the Chinese government to the highest reaches of the American intelligence community, including his own Department of Tourism---the most clandestine department in the Company. The shocking blowback arrived in the Hammett Award--winning The Nearest Exit when the Department of Tourism was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot.Following on the heels of these two spectacular novels comes An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer’s most stunning thriller yet. With only a handful of “tourists”—CIA-trained assassins—left, Weaver would like to move on and use this as an opportunity to regain a normal life, a life focused on his family. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Iris Schreier
Publisher: Lark Crafts (2012, Mar 6th).
One + One = Two skeins! That's all it takes to make any of these 25 breathtaking knitted accessories. Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs is the first in a new series by renowned designer Iris Schreier that showcases the many possibilities of working with just two skeins of yarn. Mixing yarn types, weights, and colors, she presents a dazzling array of stylish and sophisticated wraps. Schreier created about half the projects herself, while other prominent designers provided the rest. The projects range from easy to unique and offer new ideas for blending yarns and creating pieces with high appeal, beautiful drape, and practical functionality. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jonny Duddle
Publisher: Templar (2012, Feb 28th).
The Jolley-Rogers have traded in the high seas for suburban life.Meet the Jolley-Rogers — a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda becomes friends with young pirate Jim Lad. When the JolleyRogers return to sea, the town realizes that they were wrong to assume the worst when it is discovered that the pirates have buried treasure in everyone's yard. The neighbors are thrilled, but Matilda is sad to have lost her new friend, until she discovers her own treasure — a pen pal! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: C. J. Box
Publisher: Putnam Adult (2012, Mar 20th).
A Library Journal Best Mystery of 2012 He never wanted to tell Joe Pickett about it, but Nate Romanowski always knew trouble was coming out of his past. Now it's here, and it may not only be the battle of his life-but of Joe's. In 1995, Nate was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad when a colleague did something terrible. Now high up in the government, the man is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate knows exactly how he'll do it-by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out. The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend-and all their lives could depend on it. . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability