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The frog prince

The frog prince

Kammer, Gina, author
2023

Rebuffed by the princess after retrieving her golden ball, a noble frog sets out to find a more suitable mate. Includes factual sidebars, discussion of fairy tale traits, and glossary

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Goldilocks and the three bears

Goldilocks and the three bears

Olson, Gillia M., author
2023

A little girl walking in the woods finds the house of three bears and helps herself to their belongings. Includes factual sidebars, discussion of fairy tale traits, and glossary

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The misfit soldier

The misfit soldier

Mammay, Michael, author.
2022

Ocean's Eleven meets John Scalzi in this funny, action-filled, stand-alone sci-fi adventure from the author of Planetside, in which a small team of misfit soldiers takes on a mission that could change the entire galaxy.

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My hero academia. Volume 37, Those who defend, those who violate

My hero academia. Volume 37, Those who defend, those who violate

Horikoshi, KoĢ„hei, 1986- author, artist.
2024

"The terrifying fusion of Tomura and All For One now seems unstoppable. Since the villains have the upper hand, even the president of the United States is considering the unthinkable--capitulating to Tomura. But Mirko, Edgeshot, and Jeanist are still on the scene, holding on for dear life. The heroes' big plan was always to pit Midoriya against Tomura, and when the young hero finally arrives and sees what's happened, all bets are off--Midoriya's ready to face his deadly rival!"--Back cover.

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Never let them see you bleed

Never let them see you bleed

Johnstone, William W., author
2024

"Flint Moran was fourteen years old when the Civil War ended. He was fifteen when his family bought a plot of land near Tinhorn, Texas. He was barely nineteen when he caught a pair of rustlers stealing cattle - and singlehandedly brought them to justice. How did a teenaged boy track down and capture two hardcase thieves without any help? That's what Tinhorn sheriff Buck Jackson wants to know. He can't help but be impressed by Flint's sharp eye and natural talent with a Henry rifle. So he offers to deputize the boy - tin badge, Colt Frontier Six-Shooter, and all - and Flint happily accepts. But there are things the young deputy doesn't know. And what he doesn't know could kill him. . . . There's a gunman coming to town. A showdown is brewing that could prove to be Flint's first - and possibly last - test. But either way, there will be blood"-- Provided by publisher.

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Never too late

Never too late

Steel, Danielle, author
2024

Recently widowed Kezia Cooper Hobson is determined to make a fresh start. As Kezia settles into her New York apartment, she meets her movie-star next-door neighbour, Sam Stewart. Just a couple of weeks after she arrives, however, a devastating crisis strikes New York City. Kezia and Sam find themselves connecting over their strong impulse to help those in need. As they share a life-changing experience of volunteering, a bond is sparked and a friendship is formed. Kezia is learning that the changes she's making are just what she needs to open new horizons.

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The orchid throne

The orchid throne

Kennedy, Jeffe, 1966- author
2019


Our nipa hut : a story in the philippines

Our nipa hut : a story in the philippines

Abalos, Rachell, author.
2024

Yelena and Papa take care of their traditional Filipino dwelling - their nipa hut -and it takes care of them. But when a typhoon roars towards the Philippines, their preparation will be put to the test.

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Owly. Volume 5, Tiny tales

Owly. Volume 5, Tiny tales

Runton, Andy, author, illustrator
2024

Owly is a wonderful friend! He's honest, trustworthy, and kind. And whenever any of his pals are in trouble, he always finds a way to help.

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Pretty please do not open this book : with sugar on top!

Pretty please do not open this book : with sugar on top!

Lee, Andy, 1981- author
2023

Whether 'pretty please' is a polite request or a desperate plea is for you to decide! This time, Wizz is reunited with his delightful friend Nessie, in some more highly relatable and hilarious situations. Anyone who occasionally (or not so occasionally) is nervous or unsure of themselves will delight in Wizz's escapades. Trying new things and letting go of fears about being good enough are important lessons and who could be better to teach a spoonful of confidence than Andy Lee?

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Realm of flames & steel

Realm of flames & steel

Sipe, Allison, author
2022

When Kara, Valkyrie of the nine realms, falls in love with Sigurd, the unstoppable Viking of Midgard, she never expects to betray him and end his mortal life. But his death is just the beginning. After one hundred years of exile, Kara returns to Folkvang, setting in motion the battle for the soul of the nine realms. She will have to come face to face with the man she betrayed and the truth about why she killed him. Gaining her freedom from the past and winning over Sigurd will prove to be more difficult than ever as the bodies start to pile up around them.

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The secret keeper

The secret keeper

Graham, Genevieve, author
2024

Twin sisters Dot and Dash Wilson share many things, and while they are practically inseparable, they are nothing alike. Determined to do their duty, Dash jumps at the opportunity to train as a pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary. Meanwhile, Dot is drawn into the Allies' preparations for D-Day. But Dot's loyalties are put to the test once more when someone close to her goes missing in Nazi-occupied territory. With everyone's eyes on Operation Overlord, Dot must use every skill at her disposal to save those she loves before it's too late.

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Seriously, do not open this book

Seriously, do not open this book

Lee, Andy, 1981- author
2023

He's back... AGAIN! This cheeky blue character is willing to forgive you for what happened last time... but he SERIOUSLY does not want you to open this book or turn its pages. What reason does he have this time?

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Somebody needs to do something about that monster

Somebody needs to do something about that monster

Cenko, Doug, author, illustrator
2024

Merv, a kind-hearted monster, is labeled a nuisance by the villagers, leading him on a comical journey to seek help from various magical beings who all have unexpected demands that Merv may not be able to meet.

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Starling house

Starling house

Harrow, Alix E., author
2023

Opal has been obsessed with The Underland since she was a child. When she gets the chance to step inside Starling House, and make some extra cash for her brother's escape fund, she can't resist. But sinister forces are digging deeper into the buried secrets of Starling House, and Arthur's own nightmares have become far too real. As Eden itself seems to be drowning in its own ghosts, Opal realizes that she might finally have found a reason to stick around. And now she'll have to fight.

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Storm watch

Storm watch

Box, C. J., author
2024

When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries while hunting down a wounded elk on his district as an epic spring storm descends upon him. First, he finds the professor's vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor's frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and Governor Colter Allen.

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Sunbringer

Sunbringer

Kaner, Hannah, author
2024

Having plunged into the sea's depths to save Elo, Inara, and Skedi from the fire god Hestra, her only chance of survival is to put her life in the hands of yet another god: Osidisen, god of the sea, for whom she is named. As they search for answers to their bond, Elo searches for people to take up his call of rebellion and join his cause to destroy the man he once called friend and still calls king. A king whom once devoted himself to destroying all gods throughout the land, but has now entered into an unholy pact with the most dangerous of them all. And where once his heart beat, a god now burns.

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Sunny makes her case

Sunny makes her case

Holm, Jennifer L., author
2024

Searching for an extracurricular activity, Sunny joins her friend Arun's debate club and learns the value of teamwork, research and public speaking as she realizes she won't just be able to talk her way into winning-she'll have to make her case.

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Three kinds of lucky

Three kinds of lucky

Harrison, Kim, 1966-, author
2024

Petra Grady has known since adolescence that she has no talent for magic. Except Grady's relatively predictable life is about to be upended. The oblivious Benedict Strom needs someone with Grady's abilities for a research project. After an unthinkable accident, Grady and Benedict are forced to go on the run to seek out the one person who might be able to help. Now Grady must decide whether to stick with the magical status quo or embrace her own hidden talents.

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Unfortunately yours : a novel

Unfortunately yours : a novel

Bailey, Tessa, author
2023

To access her trust fund, Natalie Vos must get married, and with no prospects, proposes to a man she wants to kill and kiss in equal measure, failing vineyard owner August Cates, but their sham wedding turns into something more due to their unfortunate, unbearable, undeniable attraction.

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Vanished from Budapest

Vanished from Budapest

Maughan, D. J., author
2022

Peter Andrassy, a native Hungarian and retired NYC detective, is racked with guilt over the murder of his wife. He's moved home to Budapest seeking a fresh start as a private investigator, believing it will allow him a chance to focus on routine cases as he mends his broken heart. Stephen, an American graduate student in Budapest, finds Peter and works to persuade him to locate his British girlfriend, Samantha. Peter is hesitant, worrying it may reveal skeletons from his past.

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Water confidential : witnessing justice denied -- the fight for safe drinking water in Indigenous and rural communities in Canada

Water confidential : witnessing justice denied -- the fight for safe drinking water in Indigenous and rural communities in Canada

Blacklin, Susan, author
2024

Susan Blacklin revisits the important work of her late ex-husband, Dr. Hans Peterson. Beginning in 1996, Peterson brought attention to the desperate need for equal access to safe drinking water after a health inspector encouraged him to visit the Yellow Quill First Nation. Thirty years later, the majority of First Nations communities in Canada continue to face atrocious health issues as a result of unsafe drinking water. Blacklin reveals the complexities of negotiating between cultures, communities, and the provincial and federal government.

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Wildfire : a novel

Wildfire : a novel

Grace, Hannah, author
2023

Maple Hills students Russ Callaghan and Aurora Roberts cross paths at a party celebrating the end of the academic year, where a drinking game results in them having a passionate one-night stand. Never one to overstay her welcome (or expect much from a man), Aurora slips away before Russ even has the chance to ask for her full name. Imagine their surprise when they bump into each other on the first day of the summer camp where they are both counselors, hoping to escape their complicated home lives by spending the summer working. Russ knows breaking the camp's strict "no staff fraternizing" rule will have him heading back to Maple Hills before the summer is over, but unfortunately for him, Aurora has never been very good at caring about the rules. Will the two learn to peacefully coexist? Or did their one night together start a fire they can't put out?

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Wrong place wrong time : a novel

Wrong place wrong time : a novel

McAllister, Gillian, author
2022

Late October. After midnight. You're waiting up for your seventeen-year-old son. He's late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn't alone: he's walking toward a man, and he's armed. You can't believe it when you see him do it: your funny, happy teenage son, he kills a stranger, right there on the street outside your house. You don't know who. You don't know why. You only know your son is now in custody. His future shattered. That night you fall asleep in despair. All is lost. Until you wake...and it is yesterday.

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