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The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)

By Jeanne DuPrau

A modern day vintage. This hugely acclaimed event sequence approximately pals desirous to keep their doomed urban has captivated little ones and academics alike for nearly fifteen years and has bought over 3.5 MILLION copies!

town of Ember was once equipped as a final shelter for the human race. 2 hundred years later, the good lamps that gentle town are starting to flicker. while Lina unearths a part of an historical message, she’s definite it holds a mystery that would retailer the town. She and her buddy Doon needs to race to determine the clues sooner than the lighting fixtures exit on Ember forever!

Nominated to twenty-eight kingdom Award Lists!
An American Library organization outstanding Children’s Book
A manhattan Public Library a hundred Titles for interpreting and Sharing Selection
A Kirkus reports Editors’ Choice
A baby journal top Children’s Book
A Mark Twain Award Winner
A William Allen White Children’s ebook Award Winner

“A real looking post-apocalyptic global. DuPrau’s publication leaves Doon and Lina at the verge of undiscovered state and readers short of more.” —USA Today

“An electrical debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

“While Ember is colorless and darkish, the publication itself is wealthy with description.” —VOYA, Starred

“A harrowing trip into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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The Ramal Extraction: Cutter's Wars

By Steve Perry

At the shut of the twenty fourth Century, a sequence of revolutions has brought on the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union’s military stretched skinny, mercenary devices have arisen if you happen to have the need—and the means—to rent them…

Captained by means of former indifferent Guerrilla Forces Colonel R.A. “Rags” Cutter, the Cutter strength Initiative is without doubt one of the top. A really expert staff along with either extraterrestrial beings and people, the Cutters provide providers starting from struggle education and defense to extraction and assassination—as lengthy because the aim merits it and their business enterprise makes stable on payday.

When they’re employed to discover and rescue Indira, the soon-to-be-married daughter of the Rajah Ramal of recent Mumbai, the groups’ first activity is to spot the kidnapper. the most obvious suspects are insurgents who are looking to overthrow the rajanate, yet as different forces input the sport and an assassination test is made on Ramal, the Cutters become aware of that their in-and-out extraction task is set to get much more interesting—and much more deadly…

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Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics)

Introduction by way of Terry Tempest Williams
Afterword through T. H. Watkins

Called a “magnificently crafted tale . . . brimming with knowledge” by means of Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington publish publication international, Crossing to Safety has, for the reason that its book in 1987, tested itself as one of many maximum and such a lot loved American novels of the 20th century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of 2 who movement among Vermont and Wisconsin, it's a paintings of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and strong perception into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

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Death in Venice and Other Tales

By Thomas Mann

That includes his world-famous masterpiece, "Death in Venice," this new choice of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann's tales and novellas finds his inventive evolution. during this new, extensively acclaimed translation that restores the debatable passages that have been lower out of the unique English model, "Death in Venice" tells a few ruinous quest for romance and sweetness amid degenerating elegance. Gustav von Aschenbach, a profitable yet lonely writer, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic looking for an elusive religious success that becomes his erotic doom. Spellbound via a gorgeous Polish boy, he reveals himself fettered to this hypnotic urban of sun-drenched sensuality and eerie actual decay.

additionally integrated during this quantity are 11 different tales by way of Mann: "Tonio Kroger," "Gladius Dei," "The Blood of the Walsungs," "The Will for Happiness," "Little Herr Friedmann," "Tobias Mindernickel," "Little Lizzy," "Tristan," "The Starvelings," "The Wunderkind," and "Harsh Hour." all the tales gathered right here reveal Mann's inimitable use of irony, his refined characterizations, and marvelous, advanced plots.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes by way of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

By Chris Grabenstein

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A evening within the Museum in this action-packed manhattan Times bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and different bestselling sequence with James Patterson!

Kyle Keeley is the category clown and an enormous fan of all games—board video games, observe video games, and especially games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the main infamous and inventive gamemaker on the earth, simply so occurs to be the genius at the back of the development of the hot city library. fortunate Kyle wins a coveted spot as one among twelve children invited for an in a single day sleepover within the library, hosted by means of Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with plenty and many video games. but if morning comes, the doorways remain locked. Kyle and the opposite little ones needs to resolve each clue and determine each mystery puzzle to discover the hidden get away route!

Don't omit bonus content material at the back of the book—extra puzzles, an writer Q&A, and extra! And search for the subsequent puzzle-packed adventure—Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics!

"Discover the best library within the world." —James Patterson, number 1 New York Times bestselling author


36 country AWARDS AND COUNTING -- together with the light kingdom AWARD!

Starred Review, Booklist
* “An ode to libraries and literature that may be a beneficial successor to the unique madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

*"Full of puzzles to contemplate, puns to groan at . . . this sturdy, tightly plotted learn is a winner for readers and game-players alike."

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The Seven Veils of Seth (Modern Arabic Literature)

By Ibrahim al-Koni

From the award-winning writer of Anubis and Gold dirt

In the traditional Egyptian faith, Seth is the evil god who out of jealousy slays his brother Osiris, the nice god of agriculture, to grab the throne. Seth is, in spite of the fact that, additionally the god of the barren region and as a result a benevolent champion of wasteland dwellers just like the ordinarily nomadic Tuareg. within the Seven Veils of Seth, al-Koni attracts at the rigidity among those opposing visions of Seth to create a unique that still presents a vibrant account of way of life in a Tuareg oasis. Isan—either Seth himself or a latter-day avatar— is a desert-wandering seer and proponent of wasteland lifestyles. while he settles for a longer remain in a fertile oasis, the implications are disastrous, and we come across infanticide, betrayal, metamorphosis, and homicide. Tuareg folklore, Egyptian mythology, Russian literature, and medieval eu suggestion are all a part of this existential mirrored image on lifestyles within which in point of fact elusive, a mirage pulsing on the horizon.

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El lago

By Banana Yoshimoto, Lourdes Porta Fuentes

Chihiro, una joven que vive en Tokio, tarda en superar el dolor que le ha producido l. a. muerte de su madre. Mientras recuerda a los angeles extraordinary pareja que formaban sus padres, pasa largos ratos mirando por los angeles ventana... hasta que descubre a un muchacho que también pasa mucho tiempo mirando por su ventana. Lo que al principio period sólo un saludo, acaba convirtiéndose en amistad. Casualmente, también el chico, Nakajima, ha perdido a su madre, pero todavía se siente tan abrumado que ni siquiera puede hablar de ello. Nakajima parece herido irremisiblemente por los angeles vida. El intento de Chihiro por ensamblar todas las piezas de ese rompecabezas que es Nakajima l. a. conduce hasta dos amigos de él que llevan una vida monástica cerca de un hermoso lago.

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

By Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole's past love, Pandora, has left him; a neighbor, Mr. Lucas, seems to be seducing his mom (and what does that suggest for his father?); the BBC refuses to put up his poetry; and his puppy swallowed the tree off the Christmas cake. "Why" indeed.

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Welcome To Mars

Moonlight And Ashes

By Rosie Goodwin

Warfare has been declared, and in Coventry the terrifying bombings ultimately convince Maggie brilliant to evacuate her eight-year-old twins to North Wales the place the youngsters are separated.

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