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The Orchard by Davidson, Catherine Temma The Orchard

Jan 18, 2018
The peasants and the mariners by Bouldrey, Brian. The peasants and the mariners

"Storytellers, said Walter Benjamin, are descended from one of two tribes: the mariners or the peasants. We revel in the stories of the sailors, with their lure of exotic places and the treasures a mariner brings home. We hearken to the stories of the peasants for a glimmer of the past, best revealed to natives and landed people. Brian Bouldrey, professional vagabond, and his very organized friend Garth, two unlikely mariners, hit dry land with backpacks and point their hiking boots down the Uls

Jan 18, 2018
The possibility of lions by Maretich, Marta. The possibility of lions

"Forced to flee their home in Nigeria by the violence of the Biafran War, the McCall family washes up in a small California town with just one suitcase between them. Everyone assumes they must be delighted to be safe in their own country, but America has become a foreign land to these unlikely refugees; they dream of the Africa they left behind."--Page 4 of cover.

Jan 18, 2018
The presidents visual encyclopedia by Parker, Philip, 1965- author. The presidents visual encyclopedia

Shares information about each of the forty-five presidents of the United States, from George Washington's role in the American Revolution to Barack Obama's comic book collection.

Jan 18, 2018
The Second Reader by Treadwell, Harriette Taylor/ Free, Margaret/ Richardson, Frederick (ILT) The Second Reader

Jan 18, 2018
The sorrow of the elves by Bouldrey, Brian. The sorrow of the elves

"Walace Weiss, a once-famous fantasy novelist, now troubled by drug addiction, sets himself on a final two-fold quest: to finish his first novel in over a decade, and, like the immortal elves of his stories, to try and remember what, in his long life, he should not have forgotten."--P.[4] of cover.

Jan 18, 2018
The tiger's back by Elliott, David, 1947- The tiger's back

What do you do when Fate shows up in your rose bed with three-inch canines and retractable claws? Robert -not Bob! -Stevenson wakes up one morning in his Vermont home to find a Bengal tiger sitting in his rose garden. Is the tiger real? Or has the illness that has invaded every other part of Robert's body finally and quite literally gone to his head?

Jan 18, 2018
The transcriber by Witucki, Kristen. The transcriber

Louis's sister, Emily, is blind. She's also in the marching band, gets great grades, sculpts in clay, and has the biggest bedroom in the house to accommodate her Braille maching. Everyone thinks Emily's accomplishments are extraordinary, and most think that she can do no wrong. The single person who doesn't feel awe--or pity--for her is Louis. He wishes people would just stop comparing the two of them. Louis wants his own life. Then, a family tragedy begins tthe widening gap between brother and

Jan 18, 2018
The varieties of erotic experience by Reidinger, Paul. The varieties of erotic experience

As death carries off a longtime citizen of a pagan city, her politically ambitious son sees the eulogy as a chance to make a splash. A funeral becomes a party, a son inherits a home, at least one iron lady is in the house, and they need more burger patties down at the Weber kettle. Each mourner makes the acquaintance of a figure -- strange yet thrillingly familiar, impeccably dressed and ever so slightly flirtatious -- whose queries and musings stir the pot of memory and revelation.

Jan 18, 2018
Thinking on your feet by Thinking on your feet

Jan 19, 2018
Utterly amazing science. by Parish, Peggy (EDT) Utterly amazing science.

Using pop-ups, pull-outs, and flaps, illustrates such key concepts of science as force and motion, light and color, elements and matter, and magnets and electricity.

Jan 18, 2018
What's your dream job? by Rowe, Brooke. What's your dream job?

"Readers will enjoy exploring hidden aspects of their personality as they discover their dream job in this engaging quiz book. Written in the high-low format, this book has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity and clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Best Quiz Ever: What's Your Dream Job includes fun questions to share with friends as well as trivia throughout the book. A perfect read for the classroom, library, sleepovers,

Jan 18, 2018
Will Rogers by Will Rogers

Jan 19, 2018
Women who inspire series (4 books) by Women who inspire series (4 books)

Jan 19, 2018
Working as a team by Working as a team

Jan 19, 2018
Workwise series- choosing a job by Workwise series- choosing a job

Jan 19, 2018
Workwise series- getting a job by Workwise series- getting a job

Jan 19, 2018
Workwise series- math at work by Workwise series- math at work

Jan 19, 2018
Workwise series- reading at work by Workwise series- reading at work

Jan 19, 2018
Workwise series- starting a job by Workwise series- starting a job

Jan 19, 2018

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