The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Feiwel & Friends

ISBN:9781429995467

Total Pages:192

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On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It's not just the first day of school; it's the worst day of school. On the second day of school, Artie falls out of bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." Huh? Today is just like the day before. Can Artie find a way to change it, before it's the first day of school...forever? "A fast and goofy romp" (Booklist) that "delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love" (School Library Journal), from the master of children's horror, R.L. Stine.

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Atomic Habits

Author:James Clear

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0735211302

Total Pages:320

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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 2 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; • design your environment to make success easier; • get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

The Edge

Author:Roland Smith

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0544636538

Total Pages:266

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* “A winner at every level.” —Booklist, starred review of Peak The International Peace Ascent is the brainchild of billionaire Sebastian Plank: Recruit a global team of young climbers and film an inspiring, world-uniting documentary. The adventure begins when fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello and his mountaineer mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. When the camp is attacked and his mother taken, Peak has no choice but to track down the perpetrators to try to save her. Fans of the bestselling Peak will be thrilled with this gripping, high-stakes sequel.

The Heiress Effect

Author:Courtney Milan

Publisher:Courtney Milan

ISBN:1937248151

Total Pages:300

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Miss Jane Fairfield has made a career of social disaster. She wears outrageous gowns and says even more outrageous things. The only reason she's invited anywhere is because of her immense dowry--which is all part of her plan to avoid marriage and keep the fortune-hunters at bay. Mr. Oliver Marshall is the illegitimate son of a duke. His acceptance in society is tenuous as it is. If he wants any kind of career at all, he must do everything right. He doesn't need to come to the rescue of the wrong woman. He certainly doesn't need to fall in love with her. But there's something about the lovely, courageous Jane that he can't resist...even though it could mean the ruin of them both. The books in the Brothers Sinister series: ½. The Governess Affair (free prequel novella) 1. The Duchess War 1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War) 2. The Heiress Effect 3. The Countess Conspiracy 4. The Suffragette Scandal 4½. Talk Sweetly to Me

The Explorers: The Door in the Alley

Author:Adrienne Kress

Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN:1101940077

Total Pages:320

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Featuring a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat, The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a new series for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Knock once if you can find it—but only members are allowed inside. This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It’s not the one you’re thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.) This pig-in-a-teeny-hat story starts when a very uninquisitive boy stumbles upon a very mysterious society. After that, there is danger and adventure; there are missing persons, hired thugs, a hidden box, a lost map, and famous explorers; and there is a girl looking for help that only uninquisitive boys can offer. The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a series that is sure to hit young readers right in the funny bone. "[A] wildly funny adventure....Animals in teeny hats, Wonderland-style logic, and loads of wordplay and sarcasm will keep readers giggling all the way through."-Kirkus Reviews "Exhilarating....Fans of a Series of Unfortunate Events will be drawn to this."—Booklist “A rollicking read, full of derring-do and old-fashioned villainy.”—School Library Journal "Funny, offbeat, and subversive...occasional footnotes and other humorous asides from the omniscient narrator break the fourth wall and ramp up the playfulness."—The Horn Book "Narrated with a smart, brisk tone and plenty of snark...The Door in the Alley packs plenty of twists, turns and danger."—Shelf Awareness "The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is a rollicking and clever adventure! Chock full of brilliant plot twists, pitch-perfect humor, and non-stop action. Kress has kicked off this series with a bang!"—Arthur Slade, author of The Hunchback Assignments

The Arctic Fury

Author:Greer Macallister

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1728215706

Total Pages:432

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A dozen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition—and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don't come back. Eccentric Lady Jane Franklin makes an outlandish offer to adventurer Virginia Reeve: take a dozen women, trek into the Arctic, and find her husband's lost expedition. Four parties have failed to find him, and Lady Franklin wants a radical new approach: put the women in charge. A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Survivors of the expedition willing to publicly support her sit in the front row. There are only five. What happened out there on the ice? Set against the unforgiving backdrop of one of the world's most inhospitable locations, USA Today bestselling author Greer Macallister uses the true story of Lady Jane Franklin's tireless attempts to find her husband's lost expedition as a jumping-off point to spin a tale of bravery, intrigue, perseverance and hope.

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

Author:Xio Axelrod

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1492698776

Total Pages:464

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Her name's Antonia "Toni" Bennette (yeah, she's heard all the jokes before) and she's not a rock star. Neither are the Lillys—not yet. But the difference between being famous and being almost famous can be a single wrong note...or the start of something that'll change your life forever. Growing up in dive bars up and down the East Coast, Toni Bennette's guitar was her only companion...until she met Sebastian Quick. Seb was a little older, a lot wiser, and before long he was Toni's way out, promising they'd escape their stifling small town together. Then Seb turned eighteen and split without looking back. Now, Toni's all grown up and making a name for herself in Philadelphia's indie scene. When a friend suggests she try out for a hot new up-and-coming band, Toni decides to take a chance. Strong, feminist, and fierce as fire, Toni B. and the Lillys are the perfect match...except Seb's now moonlighting as their manager. Whatever. Toni can handle it. No problem. Or it wouldn't be if Seb didn't still hold a piece of her heart...not to mention the key to her future.

Never Again

Author:Martin Gilbert

Publisher:Rosetta Books

ISBN:0795346743

Total Pages:185

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A work forty years in the making—Sir Martin Gilbert’s illustrated survey of the pre- and post-war history of the Jewish people in Europe. Masterfully covering such topics as pre-war Jewish life, the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, and the reflections of Holocaust survivors, Gilbert interweaves firsthand accounts with unforgettable photographs and documents, which come together to form a three-dimensional portrait of the lives of the Jewish people during one of Europe’s darkest times. “This volume introduces the crime to a new generation, so that it knows of the atrocities and the seemingly futile acts of defiance taken, in the words of Judah Tenenbaum, ‘for three lines in the history books.’” —Booklist

The Wives

Author:Tarryn Fisher

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1488054355

Total Pages:320

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An Instant Bestseller! The New York Times USA Today The Globe and Mail The Toronto Star What happens behind closed doors never stays hidden for long. It was supposed to be easy. Thursday would share her husband, Seth, with his other two wives, Monday and Tuesday—two women she’s never met and knows nothing about. No questions asked, no hurt feelings. And for a while, the arrangement works…until Thursday finds a scrap of paper with a name—Monday’s real name—and an address. Now Thursday can’t stop herself. She wants to know more about this woman: who she is, what she’s like…what Seth sees in her that Thursday doesn’t have. She orchestrates a fraudulent friendship with Tuesday to get to the truth, what she really signed up for when she agreed to this marriage. But the more she learns about this other wife—and his mysterious first wife, Tuesday—the more she sees that Seth is not the man she thought he was. As more disturbing details come to light, it becomes clear that there’s a reason why he didn’t want the women to meet after all. A very good reason. One that Thursday never saw coming. “Nail-biting, heart-clenchingly good.”—New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Torre “[A] lightning-fast plot.”—Kirkus “Suspense fans will be rewarded.”—Publishers Weekly “Some sharp twists.”—Booklist Don’t miss The Wrong Family, the next gripping, unputdownable, twist-filled thriller from Tarryn Fisher!

Diablo III: Storm of Light

Author:Nate Kenyon

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476739846

Total Pages:352

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The High Heavens are healing after the fall of the Prime Evil. The Angiris Council has recovered the Black Soulstone and now stands vigil over the cursed artifact deep within the glimmering Silver City. Amid these momentous events, Tyrael struggles with his position as the new Aspect of Wisdom, feeling out of place as a mortal among his angelic brethren and doubting his ability to fully embody his role. As he searches within himself and the Heavens for reassurance, he senses the Black Soulstone's grim influence on his home. Where harmony of light and sound once reigned, a mounting discord is threatening to shroud the realm in darkness. Imperius and the other archangels vehemently oppose moving or destroying the crystal, leading Tyrael to put Heaven’s fate in the hands of humankind... Drawing powerful humans to his side from the far ends of Sanctuary, Tyrael reforges the ancient Horadrim and charges the order with an impossible task: to steal the Soulstone from the heart of Heaven. Among the champions entrustedwith this burden are Jacob of Staalbreak, former avatar of Justice and guardian of the angelic blade El'druin; Shanar, a wizard with phenomenal powers; Mikulov, a lithe and reverent monk; Gynvir, a fearless and battle-hardened barbarian; and Zayl, a mysterious necromancer. With time and the forces of both good and evil against them, can these heroes unite as one and complete their perilous mission before Heaven falls to ruin?

PRACTICAL HYPNOTISM (Hindi)

Author:DR. NARAYAN DUTT SHRIMALI

Publisher:V&S Publishers

ISBN:9350573725

Total Pages:266

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This book is a complete study of practical hypnotism. It seeks to explain the science of hypnotism in a simple, straightforward and unambiguous language. The book makes an integral study of the acclaimed ideas and theories of the East. The western thinkers have heavily drawn upon the valuable contemplations of the Indian seers of yore. Having achieved a fine blending of the two strains of scholarship, the book has become a very reliable guide for all types of readership.Dr Shrimali is a widely acknowledged author and his expertise in these fields is beyond any doubt. The readers can immensely benefit from his wide experiences and deep insights. This study is not just academic, but it is equally relevant to all interested sections. The book is enriched with rare discussion of the Indian sadhans and siddhis. In many ways, it brings out the metaphysical findings of ancient Indian seers, and mendicants with firm authority. The study motivates scholars, young and old, to delve deeper into this science for greater accomplishments in life.

Constant Fear

Author:Daniel Palmer

Publisher:Pinnacle Books

ISBN:0786033843

Total Pages:416

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A prep school janitor springs into action when terrorists invade his school and kidnap his son in this thriller by the acclaimed author of Desperate. Jake Dent's dreams of baseball glory fell apart in a drunk-driving incident, along with his marriage. But a popular survivalist blog helped restore his sense of control. Now Jake is an avid Doomsday Prepper, raising his diabetic son, Andy, to be ready for anything. But Andy has a secret even his father never saw coming. A student at the prestigious Pepperell Academy where Jake works as a custodian, Andy is part of a computer club that redistributes money from the obscenely wealthy to the needy. But this time, they've stolen from the wrong people: a vicious drug cartel that is coming to get its money back. Staging a distraction, the cartel infiltrates the school, taking Andy and his friends hostage one by one. But hidden inside the school's tunnels is Jake, with his stockpile of weapons and supplies. He knows that soon the killing will start, and his training will be put to the ultimate test. Because in the brutal, lawless struggle that is about to ensue, he's the last best chance these students—including his son—have of getting out alive. Praise for Constant Fear “An electrifying thriller with action that keeps you on the edge of your seat!” —Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author “Fans of Harlan Coben or Linwood Barclay will especially enjoy this one.” —Booklist “[A] breakneck edge-of-your-seat thrill ride . . . . Extraordinary character development and more than a few bombshell plot twists will keep readers turning the pages.” —Publishers Weekly

The Human Cosmos

Author:Jo Marchant

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0593183029

Total Pages:400

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"A tour de force on par with Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari"—Booklist (starred review) "One to savor"—Publishers Weekly (starred review) An historically unprecedented disconnect between humanity and the heavens has opened. Jo Marchant's book can begin to heal it. For at least 20,000 years, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship with the stars shaped who we are--our art, religious beliefs, social status, scientific advances, and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. It's a disconnect with a dire cost. Our relationship to the stars and planets has moved from one of awe, wonder and superstition to one where technology is king--the cosmos is now explored through data on our screens, not by the naked eye observing the natural world. Indeed, in most countries modern light pollution obscures much of the night sky from view. Jo Marchant's spellbinding parade of the ways different cultures celebrated the majesty and mysteries of the night sky is a journey to the most awe inspiring view you can ever see--looking up on a clear dark night. That experience and the thoughts it has engendered have radically shaped human civilization across millennia. The cosmos is the source of our greatest creativity in art, in science, in life. To show us how, Jo Marchant takes us to the Hall of the Bulls in the caves at Lascaux in France, and to the summer solstice at a 5,000-year-old tomb at New Grange in Ireland. We discover Chumash cosmology and visit medieval monks grappling with the nature of time and Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars. We discover how light reveals the chemical composition of the sun, and we are with Einstein as he works out that space and time are one and the same. A four-billion-year-old meteor inspires a search for extraterrestrial life. The cosmically liberating, summary revelation is that star-gazing made us human.

The Girl Next Door

Author:Chelsea M. Cameron

Publisher:Carina Press

ISBN:1488076286

Total Pages:N.A

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The opposites-attract, sweet-and-sexy small-town romance you’ve been waiting for. Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown—in her childhood bedroom, no less—has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door. No one knows why Jude Wicks is back in Salty Cove, and that’s just how she likes it. Jude never imagined she’d be once again living in her parents’ house, never mind hauling lobster like a local. But the solitude is just what she needs—until Iris tempts her to open up. A no-strings summer fling seems like the perfect distraction for both women. Jude rides a motorcycle, kisses hard and gives Iris the perfect distraction from her tangled mess of a life. But come September, Iris is still determined to get out of this zero-stoplight town. That is, unless Jude can give her a reason to stay… Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters. A new Carina Adores title is available each month: The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover Just Like That by Cole McCade Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters Better Than People by Roan Parrish Full Moon in Leo by Brooklyn Ray If You Can’t Stand the Heat by KD Fisher Just Like This by Cole McCade

Hey, Wall

Author:Susan Verde

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1481453149

Total Pages:40

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“Verde’s unique style and simple yet increasingly important messages of peace, mindfulness, and community make her stories a must-share...A must-purchase.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Walls do not just create barriers and divide spaces. They can be canvases for artmaking; opportunities to shape a community.” —The Horn Book “This story of urban renewal sends a welcome double message by Verde: neighbors and neighborhoods are more than the way they look, and ordinary people can band together to transform big things.” —Publishers Weekly A boy takes on a community art project in order to make his neighborhood more beautiful in this empowering and inspiring picture book by Susan Verde, stunningly illustrated by award-winning artist John Parra. One creative boy. One bare, abandoned wall. One BIG idea. There is a wall in Ángel’s neighborhood. Around it, the community bustles with life: music, dancing, laughing. Not the wall. It is bleak. One boy decides to change that. But he can’t do it alone. Told in elegant verse by Susan Verde and vibrantly illustrated by John Parra, this inspiring picture book celebrates the power of art to tell a story and bring a community together.

Bang!

Author:Sharon Flake

Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN:1423132459

Total Pages:304

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Mann is only thirteen, yet he has already had to deal with more than most go through in a lifetime. His family is still reeling from the tragic shooting death of his little brother, Jason, each person coping with grief in his or her own way. Mann's mother has stopped eating and is obsessed with preserving Jason's memory, while his father is certain that presenting a hard edge is the only way to keep his remaining son from becoming a statistic. Mann used to paint and ride horseback, but now he's doing everything he can to escape his emotions: getting involved in fights at school, joyriding at midnight, and much worse. His father, at his wit's end, does the only thing he thinks will teach his son how to be a man he abandons him and his friend Kee Lee in the woods, leaving them to navigate their way home, alone.

I, Lucifer

Author:Glen Duncan

Publisher:Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN:0802199224

Total Pages:272

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“A fiendishly sharp, intelligent examination of modern human life that is as funny as hell” (The Times, London). The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternity—if he can live out a well-behaved life in a human body on earth. It’s the ultimate case of trying without buying and, despite the limitations of the human body in question (previous owner one suicidally unsuccessful writer, Deelan Gunn), Luce seizes the opportunity to run riot through the realm of the senses. This is his chance to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it’s hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (everything from the Inquisition to Elton John), and, most important, to get Julia Roberts attached to his screenplay. But the experience of walking among us isn’t what His Majesty expected: instead of teaching us what it’s like to be him, Lucifer finds himself understanding what it’s like to be us. By an author hailed by the The Times Literary Supplement as one of Britain’s top twenty young novelists, I, Lucifer is “a masterpiece . . . Startlingly witty, original and beautifully written” (Good Book Guide). “Duncan’s witty and perverse, yet somehow life-affirming, Lucifer is powerful indeed.” —Booklist

The Dragon's Secret

Author:Augusta Huiell Seaman

Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN:872655352X

Total Pages:92

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Sixteen-year-old Leslie has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to her ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for some quiet rest and recuperation. While the beach is lovely in October, Leslie quickly finds herself getting lonely with no one her own age to talk to. But one day, her dog digs up a metal box with an engraved dragon on it. This will lead Leslie not only to a mystery but also to a new friend. Augusta Huiell Seaman (1879-1950) was a prolific American author of children's literature from New York City, and wrote "The Sapphire Signet," "The Boarded-Up House," "The Slipper-Point Mystery," "The Girl Next Door," writing over 40 historical fiction and mystery novels for older children.

Loose Ends

Author:Susan Moody

Publisher:Severn House/ORIM

ISBN:1780103557

Total Pages:272

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The pasts of two London strangers converge in this “addictive, ironic, darkly suspenseful combination of mystery and romance” (Kirkus Reviews). It’s been ten years since Kate Fullerton survived a suspicious car accident in Ecuador that took the lives of her father, stepmother and younger sister. Haunted by the tragedy, and with her inheritance lost to a con artist husband, Kate’s been adrift ever since. When she secures a job at a travel agency, and agrees to share a comfortable apartment with her accommodating new boss, Kate finally feels on relatively solid ground. If only she could shake the feeling that she’s being followed. Then, a decomposed body is found floating in a nearby canal. And a handsome amateur detective solicits her help in booking passage for a vacation getaway—in South America. Kate may have thought she was pulling her life together. Instead, it’s her past that’s slowly coming into focus. For Kate, that’s a very dangerous thing. Loose Ends “is Moody at her best. An outstanding psychological thriller” about the secrets that bind us, and those that can kill (Booklist, starred review).