New In December
Behold! : a search and find adventure
Rae, Susie, author.
Dive into a dozen intricately illustrated Dungeons & Dragons worlds and realms, including the frozen winds of Icewind Dale, Waterdeep and the City of Splendors, Neverwinter, the Jewel of the North, and the legendary Baldur's Gate! Will you be able to discover the Dungeon Master as he guides you to the end, or will you remain lost forever within the Forgotten Realms? Get ready to explore the iconic Dungeons & Dragons franchise like never before with this 48-page search-and-find filled with magically detailed full-color illustrations, guaranteed to give hours of search-and-find fun!
The book of blast off! : 15 real-life space missions
Knapman, Timothy, author
This read aloud romp through space introduces budding astronauts to the 15 most iconic missions of all time.
Canning and preserving : the beginner's guide to preparing, canning, and storing veggies, fruits, meats, and more.
Learn how to become more self-reliant by canning and preserving your own delicious foods. From fruits and veggies to pickles, meats, and more, Canning and Preserving is your guide to jarring your own food and storing for later use.
Chaos & flame
Gratton, Tessa, author
Darling Seabreak cannot remember anything before the murder of her family at the hands of House Dragon, but she knows she owes her life to both the power of her Chaos Boon and House Kraken for liberating her from the sewers where she spent her childhood. So when her adoptive Kraken father is captured in battle, Darling vows to save him -- even if that means killing each and every last member of House Dragon. Talon Goldhoard has always been a dutiful War Prince for House Dragon, bravely leading the elite troops of his brother, the High Prince Regent. But lately his brother's erratic rule threatens to undo a hundred years of House Dragon's hard work, and factions are turning to Talon to unseat him. Talon resists, until he's ambushed by a fierce girl who looks exactly like the one his brother has painted obsessively, repeatedly, for years, and Talon knows she's the key to everything. Together, Darling and Talon must navigate the treacherous waters of House politics, caught up in the complicated game the High Prince Regent is playing against everyone. The unlikeliest of allies, they'll have to stop fighting each other long enough to learn to fight together in order to survive the fiery prophecies and ancient blood magic threatening to devastate their entire world.
Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe : a novel
Colgan, Jenny, author
Life is sweet for Issy Randall, owner of the Cupcake Café. Not only is business thriving, the icing on the cupcake is that she also happens to be head over heels in love. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to contemplate the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the café - with its increased demand for her delectable creations - begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear.
Christmas crochet for hearth, home & tree : stockings, ornaments, garlands and more
Eckman, Edie, author
Zappia, Francesca, author
Two roads lead into a dark forest. They meet at Greymist Fair, the village hidden in the trees, a place kept alive by the families that never leave. The people of Greymist Fair know the woods are a dangerous and magical place, and to set foot off the road is to invite trouble. When Heike, the village's young tailor, discovers a body on the road, she goes looking for who is responsible. But her quest only leads to more strange happenings around Greymist Fair. Inspired by the original, bloody, lesser-known fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, acclaimed author Francesca Zappia crafts an enthralling murder-mystery that will keep readers turning the pages. Told from multiple points of view, with each narrative building on the crime discovered by Heike, Greymist Fair examines the themes of childhood fears, growing into adult responsibilities, and finding a place to call home amid the trials of life and death
The Headmaster's List
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-, author
Eighteen-year-old Spencer Sandoval wishes she knew. As rumors swirl that her ex, Ethan, was the driver that fateful night, she can't bring herself to defend him. And their messy breakup has nothing to do with it - she can't remember anything from that night, not even what put her in that car with Ethan, Chris, and Tabby Hill, the new loner in school. Was it just a night out that went very wrong? And is it just a coincidence they were all part of Argyle's esteemed honor roll, the Headmaster's List? In a place ruled by pedigree and privilege, the answers can only come at a deadly price.
Lucianovic, Stephanie V. W., author
Night after night, a girl speaks to a dying star and, inspired by its resilience, follows her dream to reach the star someday.
The librarian of Auschwitz
Rubio, Salva, 1978- author
Follows the true story of Dita Kraus, a fourteen-year-old girl from Prague who after being sent to Auschwitz is chosen to protect the eight volumes prisoners have smuggled past the guards.
Lo and behold
Mass, Wendy, 1967-, author
"With her life recently turned upside down, 12-year-old Addie is uncomfortable in her own skin until the world of virtual reality sparks her imagination and leads to an exciting new project, a new friend, and to reconnecting with who she's always been"-- Provided by publisher.
Lost in Taiwan
Crilley, Mark, author, artist
When Paul becomes lost in Taiwan, he meets Pei-Jing, who teaches him about the local culture as she helps him find his way home.
Marina and the Kraken
Magaziner, Lauren, author.
It's Pairing Day in Terrafamiliar! Marina has been waiting for this moment--anxiously--for as long as she can remember. Because today's the day she gets to bond with her animal familiar for life, like every other ten-year-old in the land. Except after the ceremony ends, Marina doesn't have one. And she's not alone...four other girls also didn't get their animal companions. The leaders of Terrafamiliar realize something special is happening: Marina and the other four girls--Kit, Ember, Pippa, and Hailey--are called Mythics. In times of unrest, the Mythics must earn their Mythies--mythical beasts--in quests of courage. But danger lurks everywhere as there are others seeking this mysterious power. And only the Mythics can save Terrafamiliar!
O'Neill, Kay (Cartoonist), author, illustrator
Kit is excited to prove her worth as a Moth-Keeper, a protector of the lunar moths that allow the Night-Lily flower to bloom once a year, but she quickly finds that life as a Moth-Keeper is not what she imagined it would be.
The power of three
Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy team up with Peter Parker to fight no-good villains as an amazing group of friends who know how to save the day.
The Santa suit : a novel
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954-, author
"A novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances ... The newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love--but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it. At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit--beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold? Ivy's quest brings her into the community, at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and nurse her wounds. But the magic of Christmas makes miracles happen, and Ivy just might find more than she ever thought possible: a welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved, and a second chance at love."-- Provided by publisher.
Silver in the bone
Bracken, Alexandra, author
"Tamsin Lark goes on a quest to find the infamous ring from Arthurian legend to break her brother's curse"-- Provided by publisher.
Song of the sea : the graphic novel
Sattin, Samuel, author
"Ben, a ten-year-old Irish boy, discovers his mute sister Saoirse, whom he blames for the apparent death of his mother, is a selkie who has to free faerie creatures from the Celtic goddess Macha."-- Provided by publisher.
Stars and smoke
Lu, Marie, 1984-, author
When nineteen-year-old international pop sensation Winter Young is recruited by a covert organization to take down a criminal tycoon, he is paired with Sydney Cossette, a fierce and unpredictable secret agent, but suspicions soon turn to sparks as the two are drawn into a tangled web of secrets and deception.
Hoover, Colleen, author
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get started. Lowen uncovers an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended anyone to read, with pages of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate him. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit, if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.