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The bad weather friend

The bad weather friend

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-, author
2024

Benny Catspaw's perpetually sunny disposition is tested when he loses his job, his reputation, his fianceĢe, and his favourite chair. Then Benny receives an inheritance from an uncle he's never heard of: a giant crate and a video message. Stranger yet is what's inside the crate. He's a seven-foot-tall self-described "bad weather friend" named Spike whose mission is to help people who are just too good for this world. In the company of Spike and a young PI-in-training named Harper, Benny plunges into a perilous high-speed adventure, the likes of which never would have crossed the mind of a decent guy like him.

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Big Bub, small car

Big Bub, small car

Heim, Alastair, author
2023

"A monster who is too big for a taxi tries to get where he needs to go ... Big Bub the monster needs to take a taxi, but the car is too small. What will he do? It's time to get creative!"-- Provided by publisher.

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The book of doors : a novel

The book of doors : a novel

Brown, Gareth, author
2024

Cassie Andrews works in a bookshop living an unassuming, ordinary life. When one of her favourite customers dies right in front of her, she is left with the last book he was reading. But this is no ordinary book. It's a book that promises Cassie that "any door is every door." You just need to know how to open them. The tome, now in Cassie's possession, is not the only book with great power, but it is the one most coveted by those who collect them. There are those willing to kill to obtain those secrets. And a dark force - in the form of a shadowy, sadistic woman - is at the very top of that list

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The boy who cried bear

The boy who cried bear

Armstrong, Kelley, author
2024

When Max, Haven's Rock's youngest resident - taught to track animals by Sheriff Eric Dalton - fears a bear is stalking a hiking party, alarms are raised. Even stranger, the ten-year-old swears the bear had human eyes. Detective Casey Duncan and Eric know the dangers a bear can present, so they're taking it seriously. But odd occurrences are happening all around them, and when a dead body turns up, they're not sure what they're up against.

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The bright spot : a novel

The bright spot : a novel

Shalvis, Jill, author
2024


Dream town

Dream town

Goldberg, Lee, 1962-, author
2024

Hidden Hills is a private celebrity enclave of white picket fences and horse trails that seems to exist in a dreamworld. But when reality superstar Kitty Winslow is killed within their gates and corpses are found in the vast state park outside them, LASD detective Eve Ronin realizes there is a deadly, razor-thin line between what's real and what's imagined. Eve's grip on reality and the case is strained to the breaking point as the slayings continue, the media frenzy reaches a fever pitch, and the only inescapable truth she can see is death - and it's coming for her.

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Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Isaacson, Walter, author
2023


Fourteen days : a literary project of the Authors Guild of America

Fourteen days : a literary project of the Authors Guild of America

2024

One week into the COVID-19 shutdown, tenants of a Lower East Side apartment building in Manhattan have begun to gather on the rooftop and tell stories. With each passing night, more and more neighbors gather, bringing chairs and milk crates and overturned pails. Gradually the tenants, some of whom have barely spoken to each other, become real neighbors. In this Decameron-like serial novel, general editor Margaret Atwood, Authors Guild president Douglas Preston, and a star-studded list of contributors create a beautiful ode to the people who couldn't get away from the city when the pandemic hit.

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Frog can hop

Frog can hop

Gehl, Laura, author
2023

"Frog can hop. Pig likes to flop. When Frog makes a big drop, will Pig help?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Good wish gone bad

Good wish gone bad

Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author
2016

The Star Darlings have just saved Starland, but now the evil Rancora is more determined than ever to destroy their world--at any cost. Desperate to understand what lies behind Rancora's hatred, the girls take a risky journey to find answers about her mysterious past. What they discover is a wish gone wrong, a long-lost friendship, and a betrayal that shocks them. But will their quest for the truth lead them to Rancora's trap?

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Heirloom rooms : soulful stories of home

Heirloom rooms : soulful stories of home

Napier, Erin, author
2023

Our homes are more than an assemblage of bricks and glass, wood and nails. They are the keepers of our childhood memories, our milestones, and heartaches. They evolve as we do. From Erin Napier comes a collection of essays walking us through every room in her home, telling the story of a family's life, of the days that made their home the place she longs for when she's away. With essays that evoke her Southern home, photos of the beautifully imperfect, lived-in spaces of her family and friends, and prompts for us to document our own homemade memories.

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Hippos remain calm

Hippos remain calm

Boynton, Sandra, author
2023

Follows two hippos as they calmly and mindfully go about an ordinary day.

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The little liar : a novel

The little liar : a novel

Albom, Mitch, 1958-, author
2023

When the Nazis invade his home in Salonika, Greece, eleven-year-old Nico Crispi is discovered by a German officer, who offers him a chance to save his family. All Nico has to do is convince his fellow Jewish residents to board trains heading towards "the north" where they are promised jobs and safety. Mitch Albom interweaves the stories of Nico, his brother Sebastian, and their schoolmate Fanni, and the Nazi officer who radically changed their lives. As the decades pass, their stories reveal the consequences of what they said, did, and endured.

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Live, laugh, laundry : a calming guide to keeping your clothes clean - and you happy

Live, laugh, laundry : a calming guide to keeping your clothes clean - and you happy

Mountford, Laura, author.
2023

In this essential guide to all things laundry, much-loved online cleaning expert Laura Mountford shows us how we can all do our laundry better, so that we feel happier and calmer every day. With self-care tips to incorporate into your routine and beautiful line drawings throughout, in this book you'll find a guide to must-have products and laundry symbols, instructions on how to wash any clothing/fabric, tips for being more eco-friendly and saving money, and much more.

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Malala : my story of standing up for girls' rights

Malala : my story of standing up for girls' rights

Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-, author
2018

Malala retells her story of speaking out for girls' education rights for chapter book readers

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Ooo, baby baby! : a little book of love

Ooo, baby baby! : a little book of love

Boynton, Sandra, author, illustrator
2023

Welcoming a baby transforms life in many ways, including the wondrous opportunity to see the world through a child's eyes. In Ooo Baby, Baby! the precious baby bunny marvels at the changing seasons, happily watches the clouds, and plays with everyday objects in unexpected ways--all while the adoring big bunny looks on with delight.

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PAW patrol : the mighty movie

PAW patrol : the mighty movie

2023

When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into the Mighty Pups! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups' archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with Victoria Vance, a meteor-obsessed mad scientist, to steal the superpowers and turn themselves into supervillains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it's too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.

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The secret

The secret

Child, Lee, author
2023

1992. Eight respectable, upstanding people have been found dead across the US. These deaths look like accidents and don't appear to be connected. Until one body generates some unexpected attention - from the Secretary of Defense, who promptly calls for an inter-agency task force to investigate. As Jack Reacher races to discover the link between these victims, and who killed them, he must navigate around the ulterior motives of his new "partners." And all while moving into the sight line of some of the most dangerous people he has ever encountered.

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Shadow

Shadow

Hunter, Erin, author
2023

"With RiverClan in crisis, ShadowClan and its leader Tigerstar step in to offer their help-whether RiverClan wants it or not"-- Provided by publisher.

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A very prairie Christmas bakebook : cookies, candies, cakes & more : vintage baking to celebrate the festive season

A very prairie Christmas bakebook : cookies, candies, cakes & more : vintage baking to celebrate the festive season

Johnston, Karlynn, author
2023

The quintessential vintage holiday baking book, with over 120 festive and classic recipes to celebrate the Christmas baker in all of us! A Very Prairie Christmas Bakebook is the only cookbook you will need this festive season. Take it from Karlynn Johnston, the queen of vintage Prairie baking (and someone who owns SIX Christmas trees), these goodies are sure to keep your Christmas spirit going all season long. Inside, you'll find over 120 of the best of the best recipes for filling your family's homes and bellies with festive cheer.

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The watchmaker's hand

The watchmaker's hand

Deaver, Jeffery, author
2023

When a New York City construction crane mysteriously collapses, causing mass destruction and killing several people, Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the case. A political group claims to be behind the sabotage and threatens another crane collapse in twenty-four hours, unless their demands are met. The clock is ticking. With New York in a panic, the stakes are higher than ever for Rhyme and his team to unravel the plot before the timer runs out and more cranes crash down, reducing the city and its people to rubble. Then Rhyme realizes that the mastermind behind the terror is his own nemesis the Watchmaker.

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Weather

Weather

Anderson, Airlie, author, illustrator.
2023


The women

The women

Hannah, Kristin, author
2024

"Women can be heroes." When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances "Frankie" McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America.

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