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Astronaut Handbook - JNF
DO YOU HAVE what it takes to be an astronaut? Meghan McCarthy blasts readers off to astronaut school in her new, young, nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the “Vomit Comet” and learn how it feels to be weightless. Have your measurements taken—100 to be exact—for your very own space suit. Meghan McCarthy has created the perfect book to share with children who want to be astronauts when they grow up.
Beware! Space Junk! - JF
MouseStar 1 is surrounded by floating space junk! It's yucky -- and dangerous. It's coming from a nearby planet, Cleanix. Geronimo Stiltonix goes to visit, and discovers that the aliens there are very wasteful. Even worse, robots that they've thrown in the trash have started to rebel! Can the spacemice restore harmony before the robots take over?
Curious George Discovers the Stars - E
George loves summer nights in the country that's where he does his best stargazing. When his friend Bill says that nobody knows how many stars there are, George is determined to count! But how will he keep track? Come along as George learns all about stars, constellations, and the night sky.
Graceful - JF
Angelina D'Angelo has left town to see the world. It's now Grace's turn to use her magic to protect the people of Willow Falls, and she is up to the challenge. This is her destiny, after all. But destiny is a funny thing - it doesn't always behave the way you'd expect it to.
Midnight at the Electric - YA
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Adri's, Catherine's, and Lenore's lives are intertwined. Adri lives in 2065 Kansas, Catherine lives in 1930 Kansas, and Lenore lives in England in 1919. As Adri is preparing to go to Mars, she goes to Kansas for training and stays with her cousin. Upon settling in, she comes across letters written by Lenore. Through journals and letters, Catherine narrates her own story of being in Kansas during the Dust Bowl.
Red's Planet- JF (Graphic Novel)
Meet Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old who longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined—across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures. Before Red can be discovered as a stowaway, the great ship crashes on a small deserted planet, leaving her marooned with a menagerie of misfit aliens. With her newfound friend, a small gray alien named Tawee, Red must find a way to survive the hostile castaways, evade the ravenous wildlife, and contend with Goose, the planet’s grumpy, felinoid custodian.
Scavenger of Souls- YA
Querry and the members of Survival Colony 9 have defeated a whole nest of the Skaldi, who can impersonate humans even as they destroy them. But now the colony is dangerously low in numbers and supplies. Querry's mother is in command, and is definitely taking them somewhere. Some secret from her past seems to be driving her relentlessly forward. When they do finally reach their destination, Querry is amazed to discover a whole compound of humans organized, with plenty of food and equipment. But the colonists are not welcomed. Everything about them is questioned, especially by Mercy, the granddaughter of the compound s leader. Mercy is as tough a fighter as Querry has ever seen, but the more Querry learns about Mercy and the others, the more he realizes that nothing around him is as it seems.
Soldier Boy - YA
Follows Ricky from 1987-1991, and Samuel in 2006, as they are abducted to serve as child-soldiers in Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Includes historical notes and information about Friends of Orphans, an organization founded by Ricky Richard Anywar, on whose life the story is partly based.
Remnants. Season of Glory - YA
The power of the Remnants and their people are growing, threatening Pacifica's careful plans for domination. Among the Trading Union, village after village, outpost after outpost, and city after city are drawn to people of the Way and agree to stand against those who hunt them. As the Pacifica government seeks to annihilate the Remnants, the emperor Keallach finds himself focusing instead on his lost brother ... and Andriana. While her heart belongs firmly to Ronan, Andriana still feels a connection to Keallach she can't deny. But welcoming him as a Remnant may mean leading the enemy directly into their ranks.
Return of Rocket and Groot - E
Rocket and Groot were best friends long before they became Guardians of the Galaxy, and now they're on their next daring adventure. With the rest of the team, they've signed on to protect the Sovereign's vital power source--valuable batteries--from the hungry maw of a space monster. With an entire planet and their lives on the line, Rocket and Groot are raring to go!
Build It! Volume 1 - JNF
Inside you'll find a range of creative models to put together--from animals to airplanes, street scenes to seascapes and much more, created using the Lego's you already have at home. Contains 3-5 “dioramas” featuring a diverse range of models. Full color, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.
Spill Zone - YA (Graphic Novel)
Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse.