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Pleasantville by Locke, Attica.

Pleasantville

Jay Porter, the hero of the critically acclaimed bestseller Black Water RisingNew York Times).Fifteen years after his career-defining case against Cole Oil, Jay Porter is broke and tired. That victory might have won the environmental lawyer fame, but thanks to a string of appeals, he hasn't seen a dime. His latest case—representing Pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire—is dragging on, shaking his confidence and raising doubts about him within this upwardly mobile black community on Housto

Apr 30, 2015
Poached by Gibbs, Stuart.

Poached

Teddy Fitzroy's back for another zoo mystery—this time it's a koala caper—in this action-packed follow-up to Belly Up School troublemaker Vance Jessup thinks Teddy Fitzroy's home at FunJungle, a state-of-the-art zoo and theme park, is the perfect place for a cruel prank. Vance bullies Teddy into his scheme, but the plan goes terribly awry. Teddy sneaks into the koala exhibit to hide out until the chaos dies down. But when the koala goes missing, Teddy is the only person caught on camera enteri

Apr 30, 2015
Queen of the waves by Thompson, Janice A.

Queen of the waves

When pampered Jacqueline Abington secretly elopes with the family gardener, she asks another woman to take her place on the much-anticipated maiden voyage of the Titanic.Tessa Bowen hails from a poor corner of London but has been granted the opportunity of a lifetime--a ticket to sail to America aboard a famed vessel. But there's a catch; she must assume Jacqueline's identity. For the first time in her life, Tessa stays in luxurious quarters, dresses in elegant gowns, and dines with prestigious

May 3, 2015
Real-life X-files investigating the paranormal by Nickell, Joe.

Real-life X-files investigating the paranormal

As a former private investigator and forensic writer, Joe Nickell has spent much of his career identifying forged documents, working undercover to infiltrate theft rings, and investigating questioned deaths. Now he turns his considerable investigative skill toward the paranormal, researching the most well-known and mysterious phenomena all over the world-spontaneous human combustion, UFO visitations, auras, electronic poltergeists, and many, many more-with an eye toward solving these mysteries r

Apr 27, 2015
Rise of the balloon goons by Cummings, Troy.

Rise of the balloon goons

Alexander has just moved into Stermont, but the elementary school is being torn down, his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue, a notebook he finds is full of information about monsters--and everywhere he turns there are spooky balloon men determined to attack him.

May 3, 2015
Seeds, bees, and pollen by Lundgren, Julie K.

Seeds, bees, and pollen

Intermediate readers discover the different ways plants reproduce.

May 3, 2015
ShutterBox. Book 2, First school quarter by Simons, Tavisha.

ShutterBox. Book 2, First school quarter

Megan awakens from a dream to find that she's back in Merridiah University and now attending the afterlife school as a full-time, living exchange student. But she'd better be careful--there are certain rules here that must never be broken. When Megan starts her first-quarter classes to become a living muse, she soon discovers that Dane is out to get her expelled--and in the afterlife, expulsion carries a frightfully high price.

Apr 27, 2015
Skim by Tamaki, Mariko, author.

Skim

Skim is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth stuck in a private girls' school in Toronto. When a classmate's boyfriend kills himself because he was rumoured to be gay, the school goes into mourning overdrive, each clique trying to find something to hold on to and something to believe in. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's high school, and that's what happens to Skim when she starts to meet in secret with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But when Ms. Arch

Apr 27, 2015
Snow melts in spring by Vogts, Deborah, 1965-

Snow melts in spring

Harboring affection for a gruff rancher, Mattie Evans faces a painful dilemma when the rancher's estranged son, Gil, plans to sell the ranch and move to California, a situation that is further complicated by difficult family secrets.

May 3, 2015
Stephanie's ponytail by Munsch, Robert N., 1945-

Stephanie's ponytail

None of the kids in her class wear a ponytail, so Stephanie decides she must have one. The loud, unanimous comment from her classmates is: “Ugly, ugly, very ugly.” Steadfast, when all the girls have copied her ponytail, she resolves to try a new style. With true Munsch flair, each of Stephanie’s ponytails is more outrageous than the last, while the cast of copycats grows and grows.

May 3, 2015
Stolen Magic by Levine, Gail Carson.

Stolen Magic

The Newbery Honor author of Ella EnchantedA Tale of Two Castles as well as those meeting Elodie, Meenore, and Count Jonty Um for the first time.

Apr 30, 2015
Stuart Little by White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985.

Stuart Little

The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.

May 3, 2015
The book of Joan - tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation by Rivers, Melissa, 1969- author.

The book of Joan - tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation

Joan Rivers was known all over the world--from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Jo an and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said som

May 3, 2015
The Bookseller A Novel by Swanson, Cynthia.

The Bookseller A Novel

A mesmerizingly powerful debut novel about the ways in which past choices can irrevocably define the present—and the bittersweet confrontation of what might have been1962: It may be the Swinging Sixties in New York, but in Denver it's different: being a single gal over thirty in this city is almost bohemian. Still, thirty-eight-year-old Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She was involved, once—with a doctor named Kevin—but when things didn't work out the way she

Apr 30, 2015
The buried giant - a novel by Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-

The buried giant - a novel

"An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay. . ." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about l

May 3, 2015
The China Mirage The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia by Bradley, James.

The China Mirage The Hidden History of  American Disaster in Asia

-- Flags of our FathersIn each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they---good Christians all---profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways. And that was just the beginning. From drug dealer Warren Del

Apr 30, 2015
The day the crayons quit by Daywalt, Drew.

The day the crayons quit

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

May 3, 2015
The Dead I Know by Gardner, Scot.

The Dead I Know

Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep and haunted by dreams he can't explain and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him—his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up. In this dark and witty psychological drama about survival, Aaron finds that making peace with the dead may be easier than coming to terms with the living."I have never read a book more gripping, nor a

Apr 30, 2015
The doctor's lady by Hedlund, Jody.

The doctor's lady

Priscilla knew God wanted her to be a missionary, not a wife. The missionary board declares the only way she can serve is to be married, and so she embarks on a marriage in name only... a marriage that will test her spirit... and the new longings of her heart...

May 3, 2015
The Dorito effect - the surprising new truth about food and flavor by Schatzker, Mark.

The Dorito effect - the surprising new truth about food and flavor

May 3, 2015