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  • The girl who lives in the skyThe girl who lives in the sky

    Kalson, Jodi.

    "Two girls were born on the same day, but one goes to live in the sky while the other remains on earth. And even though the girls are not together anymore in life, they're certainly together in their dreams: from the zoo, to a birthday party, to the candy store, there's no telling where the girls will go!".

  • BeowulfBeowulf : an illustrated edition

    "More than one hundred glorious images, many of objects dating from the time of the story, enhance Seamus Heaney's masterful best-selling translation. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. Drawn to its immense emotional credibility, Seamus Heaney gives the great epic convincing reality for the reader. But how to visualize the poet's story has always been a challenge for modern-day readers. In Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition, John D. Niles, a scholar of old English, brings Heaney's remarkable, best-selling translation to life. More than one hundred full-page illustrations-Viking warships, chain mail, lyres, spearheads, even a reconstruction of the Great Hall-make visible Beowulf's world and the elemental themes of his story: death, divine power, horror, heroism, disgrace, devotion, and fame. Now this mysterious world is transformed into one that only becomes more amazing after viewing its elegant goblets, dragon images, finely crafted gold jewelry, and the Danish landscape of its origins."--Publisher's website

  • The power of mythThe power of myth

    Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987.

    Conversations between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, a television journalist, discussing mythology and our ties to the past.

  • Crisis on infinite EarthsCrisis on infinite Earths

    Wolfman, Marv.

  • The U.S. Army War College guide to the Battle of AntietamThe U.S. Army War College guide to the Battle of Antietam : the Maryland campaign of 1862

  • Already deadAlready dead : a California gothic

    Johnson, Denis, 1949-

  • The glass castleThe glass castle : a memoir

    Walls, Jeannette.

    Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life.--From publisher description.

  • Fahrenheit 451Fahrenheit 451

    Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.

  • Tears of a tigerTears of a tiger

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school.

  • Of mice and menOf mice and men

    Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.

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  • Ada Twist, scientistAda Twist, scientist

    Beatty, Andrea.

    Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Inspired by real life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this champions girl power and women scientists.

  • The helpThe help

    Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.

  • Far from HomeFar from Home : The Adventures of Yellow Dog

    When their boat capsizes in turbulent waters off the Pacific Northwest coast, John McCormick is rescued, but his 14-year-old son Angus, and recently adopted stray Golden Labrador, are washed ashore where they fight to survive in the rugged wilderness.

  • Squirrel Seeks ChipmunkSquirrel Seeks Chipmunk : A Modest Bestiary

    Sedaris, David.

  • More scary stories to tell in the darkMore scary stories to tell in the dark

    Schwartz, Alvin; Brett Helquist.

    More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, witches, vampires, "jump" stories, and scary songs.

  • School of FearSchool of Fear

    Daneshvari, Gitty.

    Twelve-year-olds Madeleine, Theo, and Lulu, and thirteen-year-old Garrison, are sent to a remote Massachusetts school to overcome their phobias, but tragedy strikes and the quartet must work together--with no adult assistance--to face their fears.

  • Big and Busy Where Things Come FromBig and Busy Where Things Come From

    Edwards, Hermione.

    From chocolate and cheese to gold and diamonds, discover where things come from and how they are made with this fantastic interactive book. Perfect for helping out with school projects, it is a fund and enduring learing aid for your child.

  • My First Encyclopedia of AnimalsMy First Encyclopedia of Animals

    Ryan, Denise.

  • Shrek the thirdShrek the third

    When Shrek married Fiona the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next King of Far Far Away. But when Shrek's father-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, that is exactly what he faces. Recruiting Donkey and Puss in Boots for a new quest, Shrek sets out to bring back the rightful heir to the throne. Meanwhile back in the kingdom, Fiona's jilted Prince Charming storms the city with an army of fairy tale villains to seize the throne. Fiona and a band of princesses must stop him to ensure there will be a kingdom left to rule.

  • ShrekShrek

    A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical lord.

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