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  • Liz Prince

    Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty Princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and Tomboy is the story of her struggle to find the place where she belonged. Tomboy is a graphic novel about refusing gender boundaries, yet unwittingly embracing gender stereotypes at the same time, and realizing later in life that you can be just as much of a girl in jeans and a T-shirt as you can in a pink tutu. Tomboy...read more

  • Steven Thomas Oney

    "The Queen is in the Counting House" is a timely tale about up-and-coming Boston Red Sox catcher Zachary Devlin who could perhaps take the team to a World Championship, but only if he can survive-literally-the annual Cape Cod exhibition game. A child's prank goes horribly wrong, trapping a young boy in a cast iron safe in "Don't Touch That Dial!" The listener follows in real time as Captain Underhill must use his wits to defeat an enemy he can't out-think or out-maneuver-the locked safe-in time to open the door before the boy runs out of...read more

  • Guy Vanderhaeghe

    This epic tale sweeps across continents and time, hovers over a key area in American History, and deftly realizes the humanity of a whole cast of...read more

  • Chris Van Allsburg

    The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives. Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal and a National Book Award nomination, and, in 1996, the surreal story was adapted for the big screen, followed by a 2017...read more

  • Adam Wallace

    This just in?breaking news from the North Pole! Santa Claus can't deliver presents on Christmas Eve, and he needs backup. But not just anybody can help him?he needs the Holiday Heroes! This Christmas, it's up to the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, a witch, and a leprechaun to fill in for Santa and save Christmas. Can the Holiday Heroes deliver presents without being spotted? Will they be able to pull off Christmas in the...read more

  • Chris Van Allsburg

    On the last page of the Caldecott-winning book Jumanji, young Danny Budwing is seen running after his brother, Walter, with a game tucked under his arm. Now twenty years later, Chris Van Allsburg is ready to reveal what happened when Danny and Walter rolled the dice. This time the name of the game is Zathura, and the battling Budwing boys are in for the ride of their lives. Soon Zathura unleashes intergalactic challenges that require the quarreling brothers to learn how to work together as a...read more

  • Michael Cove

    Often the story of World War II is told as if it began September 1, 1939, with Germany's invasion of Poland. But the empires involved in the war had been in conflict since Japan's invasion of China in 1937. When the Japanese attacked the American airbase at Pearl Harbor in 1941, the war encompassed the world, only to end with a new weapon for a new age. In this historic account of the war, interviews with eyewitnesses from all the major theatres of the war, captured in the British Movietone Archive, interlace memories of events, providing living testimony to those moments in...read more

  • Jacob Sager Weinstein

    When an evil genius has a diabolical plan to destroy every book on the planet, who has the tome-toting page power to thwart his dastardly scheme? Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian! She's got the gadgets. She's got the disguises. And she's always got the right book at the right time. It's a good thing, too, because Lyric McKerrigan is the world's last hope! This new smart and crafty heroine is part comic-book hero, part reader extraordinaire, and wholly...read more

  • Edward Hart

    Using original archives from the Western Front, this historic account uncovers the stories of seven men whose remarkable bravery in 1916 won them the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prized military medal. Interviews with modern-day family members reveal the personal stories of each man, exploring the differing fortunes they experienced and the variety of reasons for which they...read more

  • Various

    An anthology every poetry lover should have: 100 carefully selected and beautifully read...read more

  • Caroline Kennedy

    Just in time for the holidays: a collection of beloved Christmas stories and writings that every family will cherish. One of the many joys of Christmas comes from the traditions associated with it. Bestselling author Caroline Kennedy drew on her own family's traditions to create this charming collection of favorite stories, poems, and writings that celebrate the holiday spirit. In addition to excerpts and full texts of contemporary and classic writings, Family Christmas features a letter Caroline Kennedy herself wrote to Santa Claus as well as a letter written to President Kennedy from a little girl concerned about Santa Claus. The introduction, written and read by Caroline, relates the...read more

  • NPR

    Funny, comforting, and nostalgic-kind of like Dad-DRIVEWAY MOMENTS FOR DADS is over 100 minutes of NPR at its finest. You’ll want it for your father and yourself, and for those you know who frequently finds themselves in their driveways, tuned to NPR, listening to the end of a...read more

  • Dan Gediman

    Broadcast weekly on Bob Edwards’ SiriusXM Satellite Radio and public radio shows, This I Believe features the voices, personal experiences, and profound insights of students, educators, politicians, artists, executives, the struggling and the successful. These diverse, engaging essays are valuable lessons for those just starting out or anyone dealing with life’s challenges. Whether penned by the famous or the previously unknown, they reveal the American spirit at its best.Includes: “Our Vulnerability Is Our Strength” by Colin Bates, who cares for people with disabilities“The Art of Being a Neighbor” by Eve Birch, who was once homeless“A Taste of...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Hear the world's best loved classic tales of horror and suspense, complete with sound effects and music. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and...read more

  • NPR

    Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope-and cookies.Every NPR listener has had at least one “driveway moment” and probably more. You’re so captivated by a story on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, News & Notes, or another NPR program that you stay in the car to hear it through-even if you've arrived at your own driveway. This eclectic collection gathers all-time favorites, including some suggested by listeners themselves.These literate, intelligent, profoundly touching stories are worth hearing over and over again, and now you don’t have to stay in your...read more

  • Various

    Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by the narrator for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their 'utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m.' Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon...read more

  • Steven Thomas Oney

    In "The Legacy of Euriah Pillar," retired Cape Cod Police Captain Waverly Underhill reveals how the bizarre will of an eccentric millionaire leads to treachery, deceit, and a triple homicide. In the sequel, Dr. Alexander Scofield joins Underhill as they uncover clues beginning with Euriah Pillar's long-forgotten strong-box and ending up at the West Barnstable Burial Ground crypt of the mysterious Jabez...read more

  • Steven Thomas Oney

    A treasure-trove of Edgar Allan Poe memorabilia found in a hundred and fifty-year-old credenza-an early book of Poe poetry, Poe's obituary, a stuffed Raven, a desiccated cat, a lock of hair, and a Tiffany gold bug broach-may turn out to be the stuff that dreams are made of at The Antiques Roadshow, but only if retired Cape Cod Police Captain Waverly Underhill and Dr. Alexander Scofield can thwart the rogue trying to make off with it...read more

  • Steven Thomas Oney

    In "The Whirlpool," retired Cape Cod Police Captain Waverly Underhill and Dr. Alexander Scofield try to take a vacation but instead find themselves kidnapped by an escaped convict before being swept into the spiral maw of a monstrous tidal whirlpool, fourteen hundred feet across. Can even their wits save them from one of nature's rarest and most awesome displays of raw power?In "The Cobra in the Kindergarten," Underhill and Scofield must find a deadly Egyptian cobra escaped in the vicinity of the Robin Hood Elementary School before it kills a child-unless, of course, it finds them...read more

  • Tom Shales

    Live from New York does what no other book about the show has ever done: It lets the people who were there tell the story in their own words, blunt and loving and...read more