Once upon a time, American children couldn't borrow library books. Reading wasn't all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library, a bright, war..
The definitive record of the twentieth century's preeminent car builder and racer is now available in an updated paperback edition. It was motoring author Rinsey Mills' passion for AC cars and motorsports history that led to his first meeting with Carroll Shelby. His suggestion that they should coll..
'Another heart-warming read from Faith Hogan' Trisha Ashley. 'Heart-warming, poignant and uplifting' Lucy Coleman, author of Snowflakes Over Holly Cove. Two women. Two very different lives. One unexpected friendship. Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but the..
`A beautiful, heart wrenching love story' Sinead Moriarty `Tender and wise' Liz Nugent `Utterly beautiful' Claudia Carroll One love. Two people. Twenty Years. From the moment they met, Erin and Dom loved each other too much, too quickly. Everyone said it wouldn't last. But they knew differen..
Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles ..
Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance He Said, She Said is perfect for fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rachel Vail alike. The paperback edition includes a Q&A with author Kwame Alexander.He says: Omar "T-Diddy" Smalls has got it made--a full..
Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father's killer through multiple dimensions. Marguerite Caine's physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astoni..
Who ever heard of a shoeshine girl?The last thing Sarah Ida wants to do is spend the summer with her Aunt Claudia. But when her parents send her away because of problems at home, that is exactly what she has to do. With no allowance and no fun to be had, Sarah Ida decides to look for a job. But who ..
A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom--an island where humans live happily with mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible when the door opens for nine days every nine years. When the..
Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books "A modern voyage of discovery." --Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of "The Lightness of Being " The Higgs boson is one of our era's most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. Th..
The Myth: Alice was an ordinary girl who stepped through the looking glass and entered a fairy-tale world invented by Lewis Carroll in his famous storybook. The Truth: Wonderland is real. Alyss Heart is the heir to the throne, until her murderous aunt Redd steals the crown and kills Alyssa parents. ..
Finn has escaped Incarceron, but Keiro and Attia are still Inside. Outside, things are not at all what Finn expected - and both Finn's and Claudia's very lives hang on Finn convincing the Court that he is the lost prince. Back Inside, Keiro and Attia are on the hunt for Sapphique's glove, which lege..
In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends 20 illustrations by Sis with Borges' 1957 compilation of 116 strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination, from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine...
The Borrowers--the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise--are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are "borrow..
"I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway."--Syd Barrett's last interview, "Rolling Stone, "1971 Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (1946-2006) was, by all accounts, the very definition of a golden boy. Blessed with good looks and a..
An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from "Black Mask "magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. "Black Mask" was the apotheosis of noir. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Dal..
To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience. These sensory distortions range from the shimmering zigzags of a visual migraine to powerful visions brought on by fever, injuries, drugs, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, or even grief. Halluci..
A novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love?Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she's also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she's never wanted to become a mother--which she discovers..
Oliver Olson's teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world. But how is Oliver supposed to change the world when his parents won't let him do anything on his own--not his class projects or even attending activities such as the space sleepover at school. Afraid he wil..
""An invaluable collection for anyone researching or teaching cult cinema ... "The Cult Film Reader" is an authoritative text that should be of value to any student or researcher interested in challenging and transgressive cinema that pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema and film studies." S..
Originally published by Image Comics in 2004, "Flight, Volume One" launched this graphic novel series with a resounding bang. Since then the "Flight" series has steadily increased in popularity-and now all of the "Flight" backlist will be coming to Villard "Flight, Volume One" received a great boos..
Wilson Williams worries about passing his times-table tests Wilson has a hard time with math, especially with Mrs. Porter's timed multiplication tests. If only he were as quick as Laura Vicks, the smartest kid in third grade, or as quick as his brother, Kipper -- a kindergartner. Wilson's mother and..
Alice can't believe her eyes when a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and carrying a pocket watch dashes by her. She chases after him, down a rabbit hole to a strange land full of exotic creatures, like the Mad Hatter and March Hare, a smiling Cheshire cat, a philosophical caterpillar, and a temperme..
"It's a Snark " for whatever else can it be?" Published on April Fools' Day in 1876, Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse. Carroll, who completed this classic poem eleven years after the publication of "Alice in Wonderland," inv..
For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo Evolutionary Developmental Biology is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Sean B. Carroll explains how we are discovering that..
The time is now. We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. . . He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently . . . carrying us back to the..
Read Theodore Taylor's classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner "The Cay." Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curacao. War has always been a game to him, and he's eager to glimpse it firsthand-until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the Unite..
"The beloved Noel Streatfeild classic back in print "It's a stroke of great luck when Harriet Johnson's doctor prescribes skating after an illness that has left her feeling frail and listless. For on her very first day at the rink, Harriet meets orphaned Lalla Moore, who is being brought up by her ..
"An accessible and engaging exploration of the mysteries of time." -Brian Greene, author of "The Elegant Universe" Twenty years ago, Stephen Hawking tried to explain time by understanding the Big Bang. Now, Sean Carroll says we need to be more ambitious. One of the leading theoretical physicists of..
Supervised by Carroll himself, here is the first foreign language translation of the children's book classic after its original 1865 publication. While the humor, verses, songs, and puns made many consider the work untranslatable, translator Antonie Zimmermann solved that problem by substituting com..