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Binky the Space Cat

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          Binky the Space Cat Binky, a beloved house cat, tries to prepare a rocket ship so that he can explore outer space, but he has second thoughts about taking off as he wonders how his owners would protect themselves against aliens if he weren’t there to help them.   Read More »

Lincoln’s Boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln’s image by Joshua Zeitz.

Lincoln's Boys

Lincoln’s Boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln’s image  by Joshua Zeitz. Anyone with more than a passing interest in the Civil War will recognize the names of John Hay and John Nicolay. Dubbed “my boys” by their boss, Hay and Nicolay were President Lincoln’s private secretaries. As historian Joshua Zeitz explains in this multifaceted book, ... Read More »

Journey

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          Journey by Aaron Becker Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor. A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book. Read More »

From Texas With Love

From Texas With Love

        From Texas With Love by Dan Gutman “The wackiest road trip in history continues as the McDonald twins travel the Southwest dodging nefarious villains and visiting weird but true American landmarks”– Provided by publisher. Book 4 in The Genius Files series. Need to read other books in the series first? Find them here. Read More »

Ten Years in the Tub by Nick Hornby

Ten Years in the Tub by Nick Hornby

Ten Years in the Tub : a decade soaking in great books by Nick Hornby At the end of 2003, as the first issue of The Believer was rising from the primordial ooze, Nick Hornby turned in the inaugural installment of a monthly column that immediately became a reader favorite. For the next ten years, Hornby’s incandescently funny “Stuff I’ve Been ... Read More »

Divergent

Divergent

Movie adaptation in theaters March 21st!              Divergent by Veronica Roth In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, ... Read More »

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises ... Read More »

Missing You by Harlan Coben

Missing You by Harlan Coben

Missing You by Harlan Coben From #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past…and the lies that bind us together. It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, ... Read More »