Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - eBooks
As an old building is demolished, the reader is invited to push buttons on the attached panel to experience the sounds of an excavator, a track loader, and an articulated truck at work.
" Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession-and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system-in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment-and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care"-- Provided by publisher.
Join Louise and the rest of the zoo crew as they eagerly await the arrival of a new baby panda. Get to know the zoo's current pandas and find out what they eat and how they grow. With longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes, and a simple index, readers beginning to read alone will enjoy reading The Great Panda Tale.Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Classic Malley?to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard?he knows his cousin?s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink?he?s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.
"Illustrations and techniques cover everything from the head and facial expressions to hands in assorted positions to various action poses."--from publisher description.
"A cookbook from the author of the popular website Nourished Kitchen, featuring 175 recipes based on the 'traditional foods' philosophy of eating, which emphasizes whole grains, dairy, red meat, organ meats, and fermented foods. A traditional foods diet celebrates unrefined, whole, and natural foods while avoiding modern, refined ones; it also seeks to prepare them in the same manner as our ancestors, prior to the industrialization of food. The traditional foods diet, based on the findings of Dr. Weston A. Price's anthropological data from the 1930s, suggests that cultures who subsist on native, unrefined, traditionally-prepared foods enjoy better health (with lower rates of infertility, heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease) than those who consume a diet of processed foods. This cookbook offers a beautifully illustrated treatment of this nutrient-dense cooking style, with wholesome time-tested recipes including restorative bone broths, revitalizing kombuchas and tonics, and hearty and economical bean and lentil dishes. Contrary to nearly all of today's trendy diets, the traditional foods diet is not a restrictive eating style--it focuses on eating diversely and seasonally. It is more inclusive than the paleo diet and shares the environmental and ethical principles of the farm-to-table movement. Practical sidebars include tutorials on infusing honey, making homemade almond flour, preparing a sourdough starter, and rendering poultry fat. Beyond recipes, The Nourished Kitchen also addresses the larger issues of how modern convenience food bypasses traditional culinary wisdom and the critical importance of how food is sourced and prepared for optimal nutrition"-- Provided by publisher.
Look at real machines at work digging, hauling, dumping, and lifting.
With Audrey Hepburn as her inspiration, nineteen-year-old Lisbeth strives to rise above her broken home, alcohol-abusing sister and friends, the culture of "the shore," and her mother's meager dreams for her but when she secretly tries on Audrey's iconic Givenchy dress, she gets a chance to become who she longs to be.
Come to the construction site and read about the eight construction vehicles that rumble and boom their way through this book.
Covers the day a gentle Triceratops has when he forgets to stay with the herd and has to use his sharp horns to fight a Tyrannosaurus.
A biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian political and spiritual leader who led his country to freedom from British rule through his policy of nonviolent resistance.
Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
Looks at the machines that play a role in the construction of a new school, from bulldozers and front loaders to concrete mixers and cranes.
"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder" -- Provided by publisher.
Describes a truck driver's rig and some of the problems he encounters as he picks up and delivers his cargo.
Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.
Bounty hunter Rachel Morgan will risk everything to save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires and to keep the demons of Hell from destroying humankind.
Describes, in easy-to-read text, the disastrous 1912 sinking of the world's largest ocean liner after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage.
Full-color illustrations and photographs introduce readers to the great scientists and their discoveries from ancient history to modern times. Includes clip-art CD-ROM and wall chart.
The letter E has fallen and injured herself-- which letters will replace her and how will words be spelled without her?
Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian?a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail?Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted...
"In this ten-page board book, young readers learn their baby animals. The up-close-and-personal images of everyone's favorite animals makes this a perfect gift for any child learning his or her colors as well as mini works of art that can be enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages."-- Provided by publisher.
Examines crystals and gems in various shapes, sizes and colors. Also explores how crystals are used in everything from industrial tools and electronics to items in the household.