Fox, Candice, author
When 650 of the world's most violent human beings pour out of the Pronghorn Correctional Facility into the Nevada Desert, the biggest manhunt in US history begins. For John Kradle, this is his chance to prove his innocence, twenty-six years after the murder of his wife and child. He just needs to stay one step ahead of the law enforcement officers he knows will be chasing down the escapees. Death Row Supervisor turned fugitive-hunter Celine Osbourne is single-minded in her mission to catch Kradle. She has very personal reasons for hating him - and she knows exactly where he's heading.
Kojima, Hideo, 1963- author
"Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima's enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture"--Back cover.
Quinn, Kate, author
In the city of Kiev, Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job - but Hitler's invasion of Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper - a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. Still reeling from war wounds, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in Washington, DC. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life.
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author
Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grampa is up to no good. The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town. Everything seems dark and full of despair. But hope is not lost. Can the incredible power of love save the day?
Cranor, Eli, 1988- author
"Trent Powers relocates his family from Anaheim to Arkansas to take over as head coach of the Denton Pirates, a high school football team powered by a volatile but talented running back named Billy Lowe. Billy comes from an extremely troubled home: a trailer park where he is terrorized by his unstable mother's abusive boyfriend. Billy takes out his anger on the field, and it's not long before he crosses a line. Instead of punishing him, though, Trent takes Billy into his home, hoping to protect his star player as the Pirates begin their playoff run. But when Billy's stepfather is found murdered, nothing can stop an explosive chain of violence that could tear the town apart"-- Provided by publisher.
Kociejowski, Marius, author
A memoir of life in the antiquarian book trade, in London, England, and, in keeping with Marius Kociejowski's travel writing, a journey through people's lives. Beginning with his childhood in rural Ontario, where at the annual village jumble sale he would buy books not so much for their content as for their tactile qualities, and from there to Ottawa, where he first learned books can have a value, and from there to England, where he fell into the book trade almost by accident, this is an elegy for a floating world on the cusp of disappearance.
Mashima, Hiro, 1977- author, illustrator
King Faust finally reveals his plan-- and it's even crueler than anyone imagined! Happy, Carla and Lucy have to hurry if they're going to rescue Natsu and Wendy from the king's torturous magic extraction machine and stop a genocidal scheme that would kill the remaining Fairy Tail members. But first, they'll have to make it through-- an amusement park?!
Saft, Allison, author
Sharpshooter Margaret Welty and alchemical apprentice Weston Winters form an unlikely team competing for glory in a magical fox hunt--while she wants to lure her mother home, Wes needs the prize money to support his family and his political aspirations.
Buronson, 1947- author
"Ken, the wielder of the legendary Hokuto Shinken martial arts style, once trained with three other students of the technique. One of them, Jagi, could never accept their master's choice of Ken as the successor. Now Jagi has become a murderous wasteland warlord, terrorizing the innocent...in Ken's name! Ken must face off with Jagi to clear his reputation and restore the honor of Hokuto Shinken. But Jagi is not the only one of Ken's former brothers who may be using Hokuto Shinken for evil deeds"-- Provided by publisher.
Schwab, Victoria, author
Olivia Prior has grown up at the grim Merilance School for Girls with no no past except for her one treasure, her mother's journal, so when a letter arrives inviting her to come home to ruinous manor, Gallant, she seizes the chance to find out about her family.
Keys, Alicia, author
Lolo Wright always thought she was just a regular fourteen-year-old dealing with regular family drama: her brother, James, is struggling with his studies; her dad's business constantly teeters on the edge of trouble; and her mother... she left long ago. But then Lolo's world explodes when a cop pulls a gun on James in a dangerous case of mistaken identities. Staring down the barrel, with no one else to help, Lolo discovers powers she never knew she had. Using only her mind, she literally throws the cop out of the way. Problem is that secrets like Lolo's don't stay a secret for long.
John, Jory, author.
"The Good Egg discovers his true talent in this Level One I Can Read by the #1 New York Times bestselling duo Jory John and Pete Oswald! The talent show is today and the Good Egg is so excited. There's just one problem. He doesn't have an act! When the talent show starts, he accepts that he'll be just a regular ol' audience member. But when his friends need help on stage, the Good Egg steps up to help and discovers that being yourself and kindness deserve a standing ovation."-- Amazon.
French, Bobbi, 1968-, author
Looking back over her fifty-eight years with wit and no small amount of regret, Frances Delaney sees not the life she wanted but the one that happened. An idyllic childhood in the small Newfoundland fishing town of Safe Harbour was darkened by the loss of her father at sea, an unwanted pregnancy, and a betrayal by her closest friend, Annie Malone. Now, with the help of her young, optimistic friend Edie, Frances begins a journey toward resolution and back to Annie and Safe Harbour. Frances can at last chart her course to living on her own terms, right to the very end.
Hikawa, Hirokazu, 1967- author, illustrator
Kirby and his Dream Land friends are back with more tales--old and new--for fans of all ages! Adeleine paints herself a boyfriend. Meta Knight loses his mask. And Gordo finds his spiky invincibility has a major drawback. But don't worry! The pink star of the show and his manic antics are there through it all!
McLemore, Anna-Marie. author.
"In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake - but can they keep their worlds above water intact? Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water. But Bastián Silvano and Lore Garcia are the only ones who've been there. Bastián grew up both above the lake and in the otherworldly space beneath it. Lore's only seen the world under the lake once, but that one encounter changed their life and their fate. Then the lines between air and water begin to blur. The world under the lake drifts above the surface. If Bastián and Lore don't want it bringing their secrets to the surface with it, they have to stop it, and to do that, they have to work together. There's just one problem: Bastián and Lore haven't spoken in seven years, and working together means trusting each other with the very things they're trying to hide." -- Publisher marketing.
Meltzer, Brad, author
While working on Archie Mint's body before his funeral, mortician "Zig" Zigarowski discovers something he was never meant to see. That telling detail leads him to uncover Mint's involvement in a top-secret military unit and his connection to military artist Nola Brown. Following Nola's trail, Zig discovers an undisclosed military facility that dates back to the Cold War and holds the key to something far more sinister: a hidden group willing to compromise the very safety and security of America itself.
Yee, Lisa, author
Eleven-year-old Maizy Chen visits her estranged grandparents, who own and run a Chinese restaurant in Last Chance, Minnesota; as her visit lengthens, she makes unexpected discoveries about her family's history and herself.
Coben, Harlan, 1962- author
When a DNA match on an online ancestry database leads him to a second cousin who disappears as quickly as he resurfaces after an epic fall from grace, Wilde must figure out if his cousin is linked to a cunning conspiracy involving a ruthless killer.
Horikoshi, Kohei, 1986- author, illustrator
What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks"? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Midoriya and Tomura have finally come to blows and the battle intensifies as Tomura tries to steal One For All. The clash extends into the One For All spirit realm, where the previous users and even All For One join the struggle. While the battle for the ultimate Quirk rages, the other heroes and villains duke it out. Ochaco finds herself taking on Toga, who doesn't want a fight so much as a heart-to-heart? Then, Dabi finally arrives in Jaku City with a shocking revelation.
Serle, Rebecca, author
After Katy's mother dies, she is faced with embarking on a planned mother-daughter trip alone. But as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother's spirit. And then Carol appears - in the flesh, healthy, sun-tanned, and thirty years old. Over the course of one Italian summer, Katy gets to know Carol, not as her mother, but as the young woman before her. Soon Katy must reconcile the mother who knew everything with the young woman who does not yet have a clue.
Gomi, Machito, author, artist
Ash is back and more determined than ever to be a Pokemon Master! Now he's teamed up with a new friend, Goh, who wants to collect every Pokemon from every region! When Ash and Pikachu hitch a ride aboard the Legendary Pokemon Lugia, they discover another kid is also on board! Meet Goh, who wants to catch every Pokemon ever--including Mew! Can Ash and Goh make their lofty dreams come true?
Gomi, Machito, author, artist
Ash is back and more determined than ever to be a Pokémon Master! Now he's teamed up with a new friend, Goh, who wants to collect every Pokémon from every region! Ash takes part in the Pokémon World Coronation Series to further his plans to become a Pokémon Master! Meanwhile, Goh and his new partner Raboot continue to strengthen their bond. But will Raboot be willing to help Goh catch one of every type of Pokémon?!
White, Gary (Founder of Water.org), author
When Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon visited rural Zambia in 2006, the last thing he expected was to become a life-long champion for the battle to end the global water and sanitation crisis. He quickly realized that to make a real impact, he'd need additional expertise. Enter civil and environmental engineer Gary White. After quitting his consulting job to launch a nonprofit in 1990, he'd become an internationally recognized water and sanitation expert. A chance encounter would set these two unlikely allies on a decades-long mission to bring safe water and sanitation to the world.