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12 days of princess

12 days of princess

Rice, Holly, author
2021

"Inspired by the famous song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," a new holiday tradition is here: the twelve days of princess! Countdown to Christmas with Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, Snow White, and Ariel. Each day brings a new magical gift, like two glass slippers or seven singing dwarfs, from one of your favorite Disney Princesses to help get you into the holiday spirit"-- Provided by publisher.

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Afterparties : stories

Afterparties : stories

So, Anthony, author
2021

"A debut story collection about Cambodian-American life-immersive and comic, yet unsparing-that marks the arrival of an indisputable new talent in American fiction."-- Provided by publisher.

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The art of Super Mario Odyssey.

The art of Super Mario Odyssey.

2019

In October of 2017, Super Mario Odyssey took the gaming world by storm. Now, discover the art and expertise that went into creating one of Nintendo's best-loved games. This full-color hardcover volume and features concept art, preliminary sketches, and notes from the development team, plus insight into some early ideas that didn't make it into the game itself. Explore the world of Super Mario Odyssey from every angle, including screen shots, marketing material, and more, to fully appreciate this captivating adventure.

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Be strong

Be strong

Miller, Pat Zietlow, author.
2021

No strong enough to ascend the climbing wall at school, a discouraged child returns home and learns that there are other ways to be strong, from not giving up when working for a good cause or learning a new skill to making sure that no one sits alone in the lunchroom.

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Black holes in action : an augmented reality experience

Black holes in action : an augmented reality experience

Kurtz, Kevin, author
2020

Provides a high-interest, interactive exploration of black holes using cutting-edge AR technology.

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Blind tiger : a novel

Blind tiger : a novel

Brown, Sandra, 1948- author
2021

Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble...and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners ... and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will. What was supposed to be a fresh start for Laurel Plummer turns to tragedy. Left destitute but determined to dictate her own future, Laurel plunges into the lucrative regional industry, much to the dislike of the good ol' boys, who have ruled supreme. Her success quickly makes her a target for cutthroat competitors, whose only code of law is reprisal. As violence erupts, Laurel and-now deputy-Thatcher find themselves on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey.

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Brayden speaks up : how one boy inspired the nation

Brayden speaks up : how one boy inspired the nation

Harrington, Brayden, author
2021

Brayden Harrington, a thirteen-year-old boy who stutters, gives an incredible speech that electrifies the nation in this timely and extraordinary nonfiction picture book that celebrates the importance of speaking up and using your voice--for everyone deserves to be heard. When Brayden talks, his words get caught in his mouth. He has bumpy speech--and that's okay! Sometimes, though, he doesn't feel anyone really understands what it feels like to be a person who stutters. Then Brayden meets Joe Biden, who knows exactly how he feels and inspires him to be more confident. But when Mr. Biden asks Brayden to give a big speech in front of the whole nation, will Brayden be brave enough to speak up and speak out? Brayden Speaks Up is the incredible true story of one extraordinary boy's perseverance and the importance of celebrating yourself just as you are. For after all, your biggest challenge just might be your greatest gift.

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Cat problems

Cat problems

John, Jory, author
2021

"A pampered house cat complains about the daily struggles he faces"-- Provided by publisher.

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Catastrophe! : a story of patterns

Catastrophe! : a story of patterns

Stephens, Ann Marie, author
2021

Nine kittens go on an exciting boating adventure that's a (funny) catastrophe in this playful picture book that demonstrates the key math concept of patterns. A crew of hungry kittens and their captain head to the lake to catch some dinner, but the fish have surprises in store for them. Even before the cats encounter the fish, they run into trouble. What happens when confused kitties paddle every which way? Or when they all lean in the same direction? A pattern is needed to avoid a catastrophe! Patterns are the foundation on which math is built. Using strong rhythm, clever wordplay, and countable characters, CATastrophe! is a fun read-aloud that also shows what patterns can do. Helpful backmatter will deepen readers' understanding and challenge them to find more patterns in this book and in our world. There's also much to find in the illustrations--including a dragonfly and worm that each appear twenty times.

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Chicken clicking

Chicken clicking

Willis, Jeanne, author.
2015


Christmas is coming : traditions from around the world

Christmas is coming : traditions from around the world

Utnik-Strugała, Monika, 1981- author
2021

Why do we decorate Christmas trees? Do all children receive gifts on the same day? Come find out as Monika Utnik-Strugala captures the smells, tastes, and unforgettable traditions about the most popular, exciting, contemplative, and unqiue Christmas customs and legends from around the world. Find out why celebrate Christmas on December 25th, who invented the first glass ornament, why people build nativity scenes, and more! A truly international collection of legends and traditions are included in the volume such as - Glögg, Kutia, Lutefisk, Jansson's Temptation, Julskinka, Bûche de Noël, Hallaca, Kourabiedes, Christmas Pudding, Panettone, Christmas carols, talking animals, and The Nutcracker!

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Class act

Class act

Woods, Stuart, author
2021

"After a rocky jaunt in Maine, Stone Barrington is settling back in New York City when an old client reaches out for help with a delicate matter. A feud they thought was put to rest long ago has reemerged with a vengeance, and reputations--and money--are now on the line." -- Book flap.

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Frankie gets a doggie

Frankie gets a doggie

Huntington, Amy, author, illustrator
2021

There's love for everyone in this sweet, rhyming story about a toddler and father who share an outing to the animal shelter, where they find a dog that's the perfect addition to their family!

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Hello, Biscuit! Hello, friends!

Hello, Biscuit! Hello, friends!

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author.
2021

Published to coincide with Biscuit's 25th anniversary, this tabbed board book celebrates everyone's favorite little yellow puppy.

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In the country of others

In the country of others

Slimani, Leïla, 1981- author
2021

After World War II, Mathilde goes from being reduced to a farmer's wife to defying the country's chauvinism and repressive social codes by offering medical services to the rural population. As tensions mount between the Moroccans and the French colonists, Amine finds himself caught in the crossfire: in solidarity with his Moroccan workers yet also a landowner, despised by the French yet married to a Frenchwoman, and proud of his wife's resolve but ashamed by her refusal to be subjugated.

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King Bullet

King Bullet

Kadrey, Richard.
2021

It's been three months since Stark stopped a death cult and a potential ghost apocalypse, and he's at loose ends. L.A. is gripped by a viral epidemic that has everyone wearing masks and keeping their distance from each other. But what's even more frightening is the Shoggot gang and their leader, King Bullet, who revels in the city's collapse. Who is King Bullet? No one knows. He seemingly came from nowhere with nothing but a taste for mayhem and an army of crazed killers who follow his every command. What king wants seems simple on it face: Chaos. Destruction. A city in flames. But there's more to the king and his plans for L.A. and what Stark discovers will change Heaven, Earth, and Stark himself forever.

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Larry gets lost in the library

Larry gets lost in the library

Skewes, John, author, illustrator
2021

"This is a new edition to the Larry Gets Lost series - a non-regional edition that celebrates libraries"-- Provided by publisher.

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Lightning strike : a novel

Lightning strike : a novel

Krueger, William Kent, author
2021

A prequel to the Cork O'Connor series. It follows Cork in his adolescence, shortly before he turns thirteen, the year before his father is killed in the line of duty.

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The little wooden robot and the log princess

The little wooden robot and the log princess

Gauld, Tom, author, illustrator
2021

When a wooden robot prince forgets to say the magic words that turn his sister from a log into a princess she is thrown away, so he goes on an epic journey to find her and bring her back.

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My hero academia. Vigilantes. 10

My hero academia. Vigilantes. 10

Furuhashi, Hideyuki, 1971- author
2021

Pop has emerged as the new Queen Bee, her transformation forced upon her by the villainous Nomura, a.k.a. Number 6. At his direction, Pop begins to rain destruction down on Naruhata. With a villain on the loose, it's only natural for heroes to be called in to deal with the situation, but Koichi knows his friend's life and soul are at stake. Will inspiration from his old master and training with past foes help him find the hero within?

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RWBY : official manga anthology. Vol. 5, Shine.

RWBY : official manga anthology. Vol. 5, Shine.

2021

Team JNPR stars in this short story collection based on Rooster Teeth's hit animation series! The world of Remnant is filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of the world have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training. New short stories featuring Team JNPR! Team RWBY is not the only group of Hunters and Huntresses in the world of Remnant! Get to know Jaune Arc, Nora Valkyrie, Pyrrha Nikos and Lie Ren, one of the strongest--and most fun--teams of Grimm Hunters in the hit series RWBY! From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the fifth volume in a series of short story collections, this time showcasing Team JNPR!

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School of Rock

School of Rock

Gyllenhaal, Rebecca, author
2021

It's just another ordinary day at Horace Green Prep School, and the students think they're getting just another ordinary substitute teacher. Instead, Dewey Finn, a washed-up musician with dreams of greatness, whisks them away on a totally rocking adventure. After Dewey hears the kids practicing in music class, he discovers how talented they are and realizes he has another chance at his greatest dream- winning the Battle of the Bands. But when the parents discover what Dewey has been teaching their kids, will the School of Rock even be able to compete? With all the iconic moments and laugh-out-loud lines from the film included, the book's charm and spirit shines on every page. This delightful story of a diverse and passionate group of children coming into their own is a must-have for fans of the film, parents of musical kids, and anyone who's ever stuck it to the man!

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True or false : a CIA analyst's guide to spotting fake news

True or false : a CIA analyst's guide to spotting fake news

Otis, Cindy L., author
2020

"A YA Nonfiction book about the history of Fake News and tips for how to spot it"-- Provided by publisher.

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