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The Eternal Smile
The Eternal Smile
Paperback      ISBN: 1596431563
Three magical tales that border between the realms of reality and fantasy are brought to life in this wonderfully imaginative graphic novel for young adults. Original.
The Arrival of the Future
The Arrival of the Future
Paperback      ISBN: 1882295250
In its preface, B.H. Fairchild says: "The Arrival of the Future has been difficult to find or out of print for some time. . . . So here again, rescued from the past in order to arrive in the future, is The Arrival of the Future."
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty: Poems
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1555975496
The new poetry collection by Tony Hoagland, the award-winning author of What Narcissim Means To Me and Donkey Gospel In Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Tony Hoagland is deep inside a republic that no longer offers reliable signage, in which comfort and suffering are intimately entwined, and whose citizens gasp for oxygen without knowing why. With Hoagland’s trademark humor and social commentary, these poems are exhilarating for their fierce moral curiosity, their desire to name the truth, and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.
Black Box
Black Box
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385735421
As her older sister falls deeper into the dark hole of depression, Dora is left on her own to try to find a fix to the problem, but with her parents fighting all the time and few friends around to give her the support she needs, her important task becomes more difficult and seemingly more hopeless with each passing day.
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia
Paperback      ISBN: 0142413380
Having noticed the same man copying Rembrandt's painting in the United States and London, sleuths Lucas and Kari are certain that the mysteriously undiscovered Rembrandt painting is a forgery done by this modern-day artist and so now must find a way to convince everyone of the truth based on the clues they've collected. Reprint.
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Paperback      ISBN: 0312384602
When Emmy discovers that she and her formerly loving parents are being drugged by their evil nanny with rodent potions that can change people in frightening ways, she and some new friends must try everything possible to return things to normal. Reprint.
Box Out
Box Out
Paperback      ISBN: 0545174163
Sophomore Liam Bergstrom just joined the varsity basketball team. His teammates made varsity because they're good. Liam's here because he's tall and Coach needs a guy who can grab rebounds. It's the chance Liam's been waiting for, but already he's playing catch-up. The other guys know what Coach expects, and they're willing to do things Coach's way, no matter what. So when Liam questions the team's practice of praying together before games, he's suddenly the odd man out. Now Liam has to find the guts to stand up for what he believes in--and take his game to a whole new level. PRAISE FOR BOX OUT: "The author of Crackback (2005) crafts an equally perceptive, triumphant tale--this one centered on a high school hoops player searching for, and finding, his own road. . . . plenty of breathlessly compelling game action, too." --Booklist, starred review "The message that one must choose one's own road is certainly worthy, and the combination of basketball action, Liam's thoughtful responses to off-court issues, and the involvement--and final game--between the boys and girls will appeal to many hoops fans." -- School Library Journal "Simple, present-tense prose, lively basketball action and the moral tenor of the novel make this a solid choice for sports fans." -- Kirkus Reviews
Top of the Order
Top of the Order
Paperback      ISBN: 0312611110
Four sports-crazy 5th grade boys deal with family, school, and friendship issues against the backdrop of their baseball season.
Chrissa Stands Strong
Chrissa Stands Strong
Paperback      ISBN: 1593695675
As Chrissa and her friends practice so they can try out for the swim team in the fall, someone starts sending them mean text messages and emails, and then Chrissa's brother Tyler has a terrible accident.
One-Dog Canoe
One-Dog Canoe
Paperback      ISBN: 0312561180
A girl and her dog set out in their canoe one morning, only to be insistently joined by a series of animals, large and small, until you think the canoe just can't hold anyone else. Reprint.