The Orphans of Normandy
Relates how 100 young schoolgirls, many of them orphans, and their teachers managed to escape the chaos of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, l944, by taking shelter in an iron mine for thirty-eight days and, after being forced out by the Germans, walking for twenty-nine days to reach safety behind Allied lines.
Dreamworks Rise of the Guardians Worlds of Wonder
Inspired by the upcoming 3-D fantasy-adventure film, DreamWorks Rise of the Guardians Worlds of Wonder captures the excitement of this screen saga with dramatic dimensional scenes and press-out play characters. Open this deluxe, free-standing pop-up playset to display four beautifully illustrated and interactive scenes that showcase the wondrous worlds from the film The Rise of the Guardians: North's busy workshop, Tooth's magnificent palace, Bunny's lively warren, and the snow-covered town of Burgess. The book brings to light the legendary heroes who protect the hopes, dreams, and beliefs of children everywhere. The books opens into a playset, and kids can play with the press-out characters and pop-out scenes, and read about all the characters from the movie in the included paperback book.
The award-winning supernatural thriller from the acclaimed author of Ghost Story, Koko, The Throat and The Talisman.
Doom 3 Worlds on Fire
The year is 2144...and the battle over Earth's precious resources has raged for a century. With global economies in ruins and all-out world war more than a possibility, the U.S government turned to the Union Aerospace Corporation, giving it carte blanche on the legendary red planet of Mars in a desperate bid to construct an off-world outpost that might provide resources, a military advantage...as well as something so secret that even members of government don't have a clue about it.... Special Ops Marine Lieutenant John Kane was once a careerist simply glad to have a job, and couldn't care less about politics just as long as Uncle Sam's check cleared. But that was before he listened to his conscience and disobeyed a direct order. Busted down to private, Kane has been reassigned to the "U.S. Space Marines" -- the private army of the UAC -- with the prospect of becoming little more than a glorified security guard on Mars.... Now Lt. Kane's fate leads him to Mars City -- part environmental community, part lab center, and all owned and protected by the UAC. It's a strange world with a fatal environment, and the thousands who live and work within the city have already begun to think of themselves as Martians. And away from Mars City, at the strange ancient sites uncovered on the planet, a small squad of marines stand guard while scientists uncover wall glyphs and search for artifacts, having already found something that is so far amazing and inexplicable -- including the relic called "U1," nicknamed "the Soul Cube" -- and unknown to all, the bringer of destructive chaos and unspeakable horror....
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead
“Delicious and addictive.”—Salon.com “Reads . . . as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel.”—CNN “What would you get if that punkish dragon girl Lisbeth Salander met up with Jim Sallis’s Lew Griffin walking the back streets of New Orleans? Or Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone transformed herself into a tattooed magnolia driving a 4x4? Clare DeWitt, that’s what you’d get . . . DeWitt’s mesmerizing character and memorable voice take your breath away.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune This knock-out start to a bracingly original new series features Claire DeWitt, the world’s greatest PI—at least, that's what she calls herself. A one-time teen detective in Brooklyn, she is a follower of the esoteric French detective Jacques Silette, whose mysterious handbook Détection inspired Claire’s unusual practices. Claire also has deep roots in New Orleans, where she was mentored by Silette’s student the brilliant Constance Darling—until Darling was murdered. When a respected DA goes missing she returns to the hurricane-ravaged city to find out why. “The hard-living, wisecracking titular detective bounces around post-Katrina New Orleans trying to track down a missing prosecutor in this auspicious debut of a new mystery series—and the Big Easy is every bit her equal in sass and flavor.”—Elle “Reminds me why I fell in love with the genre.”—Laura Lippman "I love this book!" -- Sue Grafton
Piper Morgan to the Rescue
When Piper volunteers at a local animal shelter, she falls in love with Taffy the puppy, and comes up with a plan to convince her mother she can take care of a dog.
Contributed articles worked and developed by ICID Working Group on History of Irrigation, Drainage, and Flood Control established in 1980.
The Velveteen Rabbit Coloring Book
Bring the Velveteen Rabbit to life in vibrant color in the enchanting new coloring book edition of The Velveteen Rabbit, featuring the award-winning artwork of Charles Santore! Originally published in 1922, the Velveteen Rabbit is a treasured classic that has warmed many hearts for decades. Now, the same magnificent artwork that has turned the hardcover classic edition into a beloved bestseller has been transformed into a charming new coloring book. Children and adults alike will be swept up in this uplifting story as they color in the brilliant black-and-white illustrations by Charles Santore!
Angel Wings 3 Books in 1
Join guardian angel-in-training Ella Brown and her friends as they experience magical adventures up in the clouds with this glittering paperback bind-up that includes the first three Angel Wings books! This sparkling paperback edition of the first three Angel Wings books includes New Friends, Birthday Surprise, and Secrets and Sapphires. In New Friends, Ella sets off on an adventure to Rainbow’s End, a magical place and home to the Forgotten Flower. Will Ella’s flair for trouble prevent her from earning her wings? In Birthday Surprise, Ella tries to cheer up homesick Jess with a magical glitter bomb. But her plan backfires, and Ella ends up destroying a priceless statue at school instead. Will Ella’s surprise get her expelled from Angel Academy? And in Secrets and Sapphires, an injured magical bunny shows up at school, and it's up to Ella to take responsibility for it. But could caring for the bunny give her the halo points she needs to join her friends in gaining a sapphire halo?