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Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler
Description: When Francisco, a young Mexican American boy, tries to help his grandfather find work, he discovers that even though the old man cannot speak English, he has something even more valuable to teach Francisco.
Call Number: E Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2011
Katharine Lee Bates, Ann Owen, Todd Ouren
Description: Provides a history and words to four verses of the song, "America the Beautiful," as well as simple instructions for making a patriotic garden.
Call Number: E Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2011
Kim Moritsugu
Description: Stephanie manages a clothing store and lives with her mother in the townhouse where she grew up. Her life isn't in a rut exactly, but it's not headed where she'd like it to be. Things begin to look up when she joins a community rock choir and Anna Raj, a local TV personality. When Anna's personal journal goes missing and ends up in the hands of a blackmailer the two women lay a trap to snare the crook
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2012
Joanne Harris
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Nan Bostick, Susan M. Freese
Description: Provides information about shopping, consumer spending, and consumer protection, including bargain hunting, return policies, and warranties
Call Number: YA 640.73 Bos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 24, 2012
Peter Lancett, Jan Pedroietta
Description: The Shadow Masters are looking for the girl to exploit her secret powers. The Dark Man will protect her and lead her to the Old Man
Call Number: FIC Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 24, 2012
Patricia Scanlan
Description: "Melissa and Sophie have been friends all of their lives. Or that's what Sophie likes to think. Sophie is a giver; Melissa is a taker. Their friendship is put to the test on vacation in Spain. When the gorgeous Paulo appears on the scene, Melissa drops Sophie like a hot potato. Hurt and furious, Sophie thinks the trip is a disaster. But things change for Sophie when she lends a little help to an old man and a small girl. Melissa can only watch in a jealous rage as her quiet friend finally comes into her own" -- from publisher's web site
Call Number: ER FIC Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2012
Nelson Mandela
Description: A collection of some of the oldest African tales, selected by Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, which presents such themes as cunning animals, magic spells, and people who change forms.
Call Number: ER 398.2 Fav
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
James Heneghan
Description: A brutal serial killer is murdering women in Vancouver's West End, leaving their headless bodies to be found in public places. It soon becomes apparent that all his victims are members of the neighborhood fitness center. Sebastian Casey, a reporter with the weekly community newspaper, has just begun to work out at the center. As he gets to know some of the others who use the facility, Casey finds himself drawn into the search for the killer
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2012
Amy L Cohn, Molly Bang
Description: A compilation of more than 140 folk songs, tales, poems, and stories telling the history of America and reflecting its multicultural society. Illustrated by award-winning artists
Call Number: J 810.8 Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2011
Carol Staudacher, Susan M. Freese
Description: Provides instruction on succeeding at work, including fitting in with co-workers, taking the initiative, and handling criticism.
Call Number: YA 650.1 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 24, 2012
Susanna Kaysen
Description: In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.
Call Number: 616.89 Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Nikki Giovanni
Description: Women, such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Mary Elizabeth King, Gloria Naylor, and Kyoko Mori, celebrate the unique roles of grandmothers.
Call Number: 810.8 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Joanne Suter, Susan M. Freese
Description: Provides tips and information about health and accident prevention topics, including symptoms, drugs, and mental health.
Call Number: ER 613 Sut
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 24, 2012
Louis Sachar
Description: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Call Number: J FIC Sac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Scott O'Dell
Description: Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
Call Number: J FIC ODe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Maya Angelou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Jane Boyers
Description: Presents Maya Angelou's poem illustrated by paintings and drawings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Features biographies of both the author and artist.
Call Number: J 811 Ang
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2011
Karen Hesse
Description: In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.
Call Number: J FIC Hes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ted Rand
Description: The famous narrative poem recreating Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775 to warn the people of the Boston countryside that the British were coming.
Call Number: J 811.3 Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2011
Jerry Seinfeld
Description: A collection of the comedians funny stories, anecdotes, and jokes.
Call Number: 814 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Tony Hillerman
Description: Retired Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn investigates a fifty-year-old plane crash when a small-time thief tries to pawn a diamond that he claims to have found on the floor of the Grand Canyon.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
William Kowalski
Description: When Linda lears that her son Dre needs a kidney transplant, her family's already shaky financial situation takes a turn for the worse. But when she discovers that the only one who can realy help Dre is his half brother LeVon, a drug dealing gang-banger, money is suddenly the least of her problems.
Call Number: FIC Kow
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2012
Walter Dean Myers
Description: A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be a time of, often painful, discovery for them both.
Call Number: YA FIC Mye
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Gareth O'Callaghan
Description: Jo and John's marriage has been stalled for years. When John is dignosed with a terminal illness, Jo is overcome with sadness and regret. But then a mysterious stray dog enters their lives. And he brings with him the most wonderful and rare gift: a second chance.
Call Number: ER FIC OCa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2012
Susan D. Bachrach
Description: Produced with the help of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this book is a collection of photographs and other items from museums around the world.
Call Number: J 940.53 Bac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Mark Twain, Joanne Suter
Description: Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft, adapted for easier reading by Joanne Suter.
Call Number: ER KIT FIC Twa
Format: Kit
Date Added: Sep 21, 2010
John Boyne
Description: Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence
Call Number: YA FIC Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2016
John Escott, Summer Durantz, Oscar Wilde
Description: A celebrated and feared English ghost is outraged when the new American owners of his haunting place refuse to take him seriously and actually fight back against him.
Call Number: ER FIC Esc
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2012
Pat McKissack
Description: A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.
Call Number: J FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Anne Frank
Description: Diary kept by Anne Frank when she was hiding with her family and other Jews from the Nazi's during World War II.
Call Number: B Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Melissa Bank
Description: Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, and relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace.
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 27, 2011
Shel Silverstein
Description: A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
Call Number: E Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2011
Roch Carrier
Description: Stories of childhood in a Quebec village.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Sandra Cisneros
Description: A novel of a young girl, Esperanza Cordero, growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Her neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her.
Call Number: YA FIC Cis
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Alexander McCall Smith
Description: In contemporary Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe decides to go against tradition and start her own business--a detective agency. Soon she is in the thick of several perplexing cases.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Nicholas Sparks
Description: Scenes from the past and a collection of intensely personal letters tell the story of a long married couple now confined to a nursing home.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Ernest Hemingway
Description: Classic story of an aging Cuban fisherman struggling with a giant marlin far out at sea.
Call Number: FIC Hem
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Brenda Chapman
Description: A cop with a tedious desk job tries to solve a murder case involving her ex-husband and the death of his new wife.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2012
A Day's Work
Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler
E Bun
Sein Language
Jerry Seinfeld
814 Sei
America The Beautiful
Katharine Lee Bates, Ann Owen, Todd Ouren
E Bat
Skeleton Man
Tony Hillerman
FIC Hil
And Everything Nice
Kim Moritsugu
FIC Mor
Something Noble
William Kowalski
FIC Kow
Chocolat : A Novel
Joanne Harris
FIC Har
Somewhere In The Darkness
Walter Dean Myers
YA FIC Mye
Consumer Spending
Nan Bostick, Susan M. Freese
YA 640.73 Bos
Stray Dog
Gareth O'Callaghan
ER FIC OCa
Danger In The Dark
Peter Lancett, Jan Pedroietta
FIC Lan
Tell Them We Remember : The Story Of The Holocaust
Susan D. Bachrach
J 940.53 Bac
Fair-Weather Friend
Patricia Scanlan
ER FIC Sca
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn [kit]
Mark Twain, Joanne Suter
ER KIT FIC Twa
Favorite African Folktales
Nelson Mandela
ER 398.2 Fav
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable
John Boyne
YA FIC Boy
Fit To Kill
James Heneghan
FIC Hen
The Canterville Ghost
John Escott, Summer Durantz, Oscar Wilde
ER FIC Esc
From Sea To Shining Sea : A Treasury Of American Folklore And Folk Songs
Amy L Cohn, Molly Bang
J 810.8 Fro
The Dark-Thirty : Southern Tales Of The Supernatural
Pat McKissack
J FIC McK
Getting Ahead At Work
Carol Staudacher, Susan M. Freese
YA 650.1 Sta
The Diary Of A Young Girl
Anne Frank
B Fra
Girl, Interrupted
Susanna Kaysen
616.89 Kay
The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing
Melissa Bank
FIC Ban
Grand Mothers
Nikki Giovanni
810.8 Gra
The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein
E Sil
Health And Safety
Joanne Suter, Susan M. Freese
ER 613 Sut
The Hockey Sweater And Other Stories
Roch Carrier
FIC Car
Holes
Louis Sachar
J FIC Sac
The House On Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
YA FIC Cis
Island Of The Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell
J FIC ODe
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith
FIC McC
Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Maya Angelou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Jane Boyers
J 811 Ang
The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
Out Of The Dust
Karen Hesse
J FIC Hes
The Old Man And The Sea
Ernest Hemingway
FIC Hem
Paul Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ted Rand
J 811.3 Lon
The Second Wife
Brenda Chapman
FIC Cha