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  • Max Makes a Cake

    Max Makes a Cake

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michelle Edwards
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Random House Books for Young Readers (2014, Jan 28th).
    Pages:   

    Baby sisters can be so annoying!That's what Max thinks. Max needs his daddy's help—right now!—to bake a surprise Passover birthday cake for his mommy. But as baby Trudy fusses instead of napping, and Daddy tries to settle her down, their time to bake is slipping away. With her warm and pithy storytelling, Michelle Edwards captures the moment in a child's life when he realizes that he has the power to do things on his own. more

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  • The War within These Walls

    The War within These Walls

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Aline Sax
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   176

    It's World War II, and Misha's family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a single crowded ghetto. Conditions are appalling: every day more people die from disease, starvation, and deportations. Misha does his best to help his family survive, even crawling through the sewers to smuggle food. When conditions worsen, Misha joins a handful of other Jews who decide to make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.Heavily illustrated with sober blue-and-white drawings, this powerful novel dramatically captures the brutal reality of a tragic historical event. more

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  • I, Vivaldi

    I, Vivaldi

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Janice Shefelman ,
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2008, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   32

    On the day he was born, Antonio Vivaldi nearly died. In desperation, his mother vowed that if her son lived, he would become a priest. From an early age, Antonio showed a remarkable talent for music. But his mothers vow would cause him much trouble. As the feisty boy who only wanted to play the violin grew into a stubborn, single-minded man, his musical interests continually got in the way of his studies for the priesthood. In this lively picture book biography, told as if by Vivaldi himself, the famous musicians energetic personality and steadfast dedication to music come alive. Beautifully ornate artwork captures the spirit of the man and the splendor of his hometown, Venice. more

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  • No. 6 Volume 5

    No. 6 Volume 5

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Atsuko Asano
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Kodansha Comics (2014, Feb 18th).
    Pages:   

    “THE MANHUNT IS HERE!”   The rumors were true! Armored vehicles from No. 6 roar through the gate into West Block, massacring the helpless and arresting everyone else. Amid the chaos, Shion and Rat realize this could be their only chance to get into the Correctional Facility and save Safu. But when they do make it inside, what they find is worse than anyone could have imagined...   PRAISE FOR THE ANIME   “Sadly beautiful in places, hauntingly violent in others, No. 6 [is] worth your time.” – Anime News Network   “No. 6 is science fiction the way it’s meant to be – boundary pushing… and completely spellbinding.” —Inside AX more

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  • Hollow City

    Hollow City

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ransom Riggs
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Quirk Books (2014, Jan 14th).
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    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages. more

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  • Found

    Found

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Salina Yoon
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Walker Childrens (2014, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   

    One day, Bear found something in the forest.When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, the stuffed bunny must feel lonely and want to return safely to its owner and home! But as Bear diligently searches for the bunny’s owner, posting notices high and low, he begins to grow attached to his newfound friend. What will happen when the bunny’s owner finally comes forward? Was Bear meant to find Bunny all along? Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating love and friendship in many forms, reminding us that nothing is lost that is not meant to be found. more

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ransom Riggs
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Quirk Books (2011, Jun 7th).
    Pages:   352

    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. more

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  • Tenth Grade Bleeds #3: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

    Tenth Grade Bleeds #3: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Heather Brewer
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Speak (2010, Jan 12th).
    Pages:   304

    It’s another awful year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D’Ablo is hunting for the ritual that could steal Vlad’s powers. His best friend doesn’t want to be his drudge anymore. And it’s getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. When months go by with no word from Uncle Otis, and D’Ablo shows up demanding Vlad’s father’s journal, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns. Vlad needs to act fast, and even his status as the Pravus won’t save him this time. more

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  • Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

    Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   ~ Hannah Montana
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Disney (2007, Dec 7th).
    Pages:   

    Barnes & Noble - Seth Kaufman A doozey of a concept album, this two-CD set captures the double life of singer/actress Miley Cyrus with one disc of songs performed by her blonder pop-star TV alter ego, Hannah Montana, and a second disc, Meet Miley Cyrus, of songs sung -- and often co-written -- by the teen actress not, mind you, Miley Stewart, whom Ms. Cyrus also plays on TV. Although unified by high-energy, Radio Disney-ready pop songs, filled with candy-coated power-pop guitars, positive, tween-and-teen-friendly lyrics, and dance-happy beats, there are subtle differences between the albums. For one, Hannah Montana 2 has higher-octane songwriters, including Robbie Neville and Matthew Gerrard who ... See more details below Eligible for . more

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  • Little Fish: A Memoir

    Little Fish: A Memoir

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Natalie Nourigat
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Zest Books (2013, Sep 3rd).
    Pages:   

    Told through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student. Written in an autobiographical style with beautiful artwork, Little Fish shows the challenges of being a young person facing the world on her own for the very first time and the unease—as well as excitement—that comes along with that challenge. more

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