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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Matthew Reinhart
Publisher: LB Kids; Pop edition (2013, Oct 29th).
TRANSFORMERS shift, change, and rise to battle in this spectacular interactive pop-up adventure by bestselling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart. Open each page to explore a different part of the vast Transformers universe-then pull the tabs to watch the pop-ups change into entirely new paper creations!Watch as the planet Cybertron changes into an epic battle on Earth. Then look out for the mighty Autobot Omega Supreme -- Reinhart's tallest pop-up ever -- as he rises off the page to smash Decepticon foes. In this epic pop-up experience unlike any seen before, only you hold the power to make the Autobots and Decepticons turn from vehicles to robots, and back again.Starring more than 35 iconic Transformers characters, including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream, and more, Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe offers fans new and old a pop-up experience they won't ever forget. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rosalind Noonan
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Zebra (2013, Nov 26th).
Twenty years ago, a fire ravaged the Dillinger family's old homestead, killing Judd Dillinger and crippling his girlfriend. Most people blamed a serial arsonist who'd been around town. But strange things are happening in Prairie Creek, Wyoming, again. Ira Dillinger, the family's wealthy patriarch, has summoned his children home for his upcoming wedding. Eldest son, Colton, and his siblings don't approve of their father's gold-digging bride-to-be. But someone is making his displeasure felt in terrifying ways, setting fires just like in the past. Only this time, there will be no survivors. I As fear and distrust spread through Prairie Creek, soon all the Dillingers, and those closest to them, are targets - and suspects. A killer has been honing his skill, feeding his fury, and waiting for the moment when the Dillingers come home - to die. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Joshilyn Jackson
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: William Morrow (2013, Nov 19th).
Someone Else's Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem—or what we hope they will be.Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She's got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.Shandi doesn't know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Emilie Richards
Publisher: Harlequin (2013, Nov 5th).
A FAMILY'S GIFT When they were young, cousins Ella, Rachel and Jo were always together at their family's lake house. As they grew up, though, they grew apart until now, as the three must band together to grant a beloved aunt's dying wish: to finish the quilt she began as a gift for her daughter's Christmas wedding. Let It Snow by USA TODAY bestselling author Emilie Richards Searching for vintage quilting fabric, independent Jo is reunited with the man she thought she'd marryand proves that sometimes the second time's the charm . You Better Watch Out by Janice Kay JohnsoN Ella is desperate when the unfinished quilt goes missing in her care. But a cocky lawyer might just help her find it and find love. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ronald Frame
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Picador (2013, Nov 5th).
Publishers WeeklyThis stylish but dour "prelude" to Charles Dickens's classic Great Expectations comes from Glaswegian dramatist and author Frame (The Lantern Bearers). Catherine Havisham grows up in privilege and leisure at the imposing Satis House, courtesy of her affluent father, Joseph, who runs the most prosperous brewery in North Kent and ships her off to the aristocratic Chadwyck family to polish her social graces. Joseph, a widower, sparks his teenage daughter's resentment by disclosing he has remarried, though his second wife has since died, and Catherine also comes to loathe her ne'er-do-well half-brother, Arthur, after he begins living with them. She falls in love with the dashing racetrack gambler Charles Compeyson, and Joseph dies, leaving her the brewery. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Donna Andrews
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (2013, Oct 22nd).
'Tis the season to be jolly - and for Meg Langslow to round up stray animals of all sorts as well as a killer. Duck the Halls! The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers boughs of holly and barrels of laughs with Meg's latest adventure in her award-winning, New York Times bestselling series. A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when volunteer fireman Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, where Mother insists the show must go on, despite the budget-related protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman. Meanwhile, when Meg helps her grandfather take the skunks to the zoo, they discover that his boa has been stolen - only to turn up later during the concert, slithering out from the ribbon-bedecked evergreens. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Charles Finch
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (2013, Nov 12th).
In An Old Betrayal, the seventh book of Charles Finch’s bestselling series of Victorian mysteries, a case of mistaken identity has Charles Lenox playing for his highest stakes yet: the safety of Queen Victoria herself.On a spring morning in London, 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old protégé’s client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an innocuous country squire, this fast favor draws Lenox inexorably back into his old profession. Soon he realizes that, far from concluding the murderer’s business, this body is only the first step in a cruel plan, many years in the plotting. Where will he strike next? The answer, Lenox learns with slowly dawning horror, may be at the very heart of England’s monarchy. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Charles Palliser
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (2013, Nov 4th).
One of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly “Endlessly fascinating…one of the strongest novels of the year. ” - School Library Journal “Readers will have as much grisly fun just sorting out the facts as they will solving the mysteries.” -The Daily Beast A vertiginous gothic masterpiece from the best-selling author of The Quincunx.Charles Palliser’s work has been hailed as “so compulsively absorbing that reality disappears” (New York Times). Since his extraordinary debut, The Quincunx, his works have sold over one million copies worldwide. With his new novel, Rustication, he returns to the town of Thurchester, which he evoked so hauntingly in The Unburied. It is winter 1863, and Richard Shenstone, aged seventeen, has been sent down—“rusticated”—from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Fern Michaels
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Zebra (2013, Oct 29th).
"Mister Christmas" (by Fern Michaels) - A week before Christmas, attorney Claire O'Brien is summoned to Ireland to change her wealthy client's will--only to encounter resistance from his handsome nephew. Will Claire be forced to spend the holidays up close and personal with her irresistible Irish nemesis? "The Yellow Rose of Christmas" (by Marie Bostwick) - Though Miss Velvet Tudmore wrote off romance years ago, rumour has it she has a secret admirer. And when her surprise suitor promises to reveal himself at the annual Christmas ball in Too Much, Texas, Velvet starts to wonder: is it ever too late to find love? "Nightmare on Elf Street" (by Laura Levine) - Aside from the mortifying costume, how bad can a gig as a mall Santa's elf be? Jaine Austen finds out when she's teamed up with the Santa from Hell. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor (2013, Oct 8th).
44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 7The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring seven-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother. If you haven’t met the residents of 44 Scotland Street yet, there is no better time, since everyone seems to be in the midst of new beginnings. New parents Matthew and Elspeth must muddle through the difficulties of raising their triplets Rognvald, Tobermory and Fegus—there's normal sleep deprivation, and then there's trying to tell the children apart from one another. Angus and Domenica are newly engaged, and now they must negotiate the complex merger of two households. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability