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  • Every breathEvery breath

    Sparks, Nicholas, author.

    Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable...but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

  • Ice ageIce age

    Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

  • Resisting HappinessResisting Happiness

    Kelly, Matthew.

    Most of us think we are happy-- but could be happier. Kelly takes a look at why we sabotage our own happiness-- and what to do about it. If you hold back from God because you want to be in control, what are you gaining in life? If you make yourself available to God, incredible things will happen.

  • Calling all carsCalling all cars

    Fliess, Sue, author.

    "This bouncy text explores the wonderful world of cars zipping up, down, fast, and slow. And at the end of the day it's bedtime for these busy cars"--

  • AwkwardAwkward

    Chmakova, Svetlana, 1979-, author, illustrator.

    After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.

  • Public School SuperheroPublic School Superhero

    Patterson, James, 1947-, author.

    "In Kenny Wright's active imagination he's a world famous superhero, but in the real world he's a sixth grade "Grandma's Boy" whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put his grades and family loyalty to the test"--

  • I love you to the moon and backI love you to the moon and back

    Hepworth, Amelia, author.

    A joyful celebtration of the love between a parent and the special little person in his or her life. On board pages.

  • The SandlotThe Sandlot

    A mismatched group of kids try to make themselves into a respectable baseball team.

  • Middle School Get Me Out of Here!Middle School Get Me Out of Here!

    Patterson, James.

    After surviving sixth grade, Rafe expects seventh grade to be a fun zone because he has been accepted to art school in the big city, but when he discovers it is more competitive than he expected, he sets out to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art.

  • Big Nate Out LoudBig Nate Out Loud

    Peirce, Lincoln.

    Eleven-year Nate Wright is living Out Loud and he wouln't have it any other way! Even though his friends won't let him be the lead singer in their band, Nate continues to rock. He's a superstar of the comics pages, and thanks to the best-selling series of Big Nate books, he's a big hit with kids everywhere.

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