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Good omens [sound recording] by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. .
Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you'll find to the Appalachian Trail. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way-and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods " will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
Confessions of a shopaholic [sound recording] by Sophie Kinsella
Becky Bloomwood is bored to death writing for Successful Saving. So, with a handsome credit line from her bank, she liberates herself the best way she knows how-- by shopping! Think of it as an investment, she tells herself. But, soon she is buried in bank notices and cursed VISA bills
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Grave mercy by Robin LaFevers
Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas
Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo
Falling kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Paladin prophecy. Book 1 by Mark Frost
Finnikin of the rock by Melina Marchetta
Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his bow was good only for smaller game. He had never tried to shoot anything bigger than a foolbird or rabbit with it and doubted that the bow would push the arrow deep enough to do anything but -- again -- make the bear really made.
He bundled in his bag that night, the end of the two weeks of warm weather. He kept putting wood on the fire, half afraid the bear would come back. All the while he tried to think of a solution.
But in reality, the bear was not his primary adversary. Nor was the wolf, nor any animal. Brian had become his own worst enemy because in all the business of hunting, fishing and surviving he had forgotten the primary rule: Always, "always" pay attention to what was happening. Everything in nature means something and he had missed the warnings that summer was ending, had in many ways already ended, and what was coming would be the most dangerous thing he had faced since the plane crashed.
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr
John Adams, the writer: a treasury of letters, diaries, and public documents by compiled and edited by Carolyn P. Yoder
John & Abigail Adams: an American love story by Judith St. George
Ansel Adams: America's photographer ; a biography for young people by Beverly Gherman
Failure is impossible: the story of Susan B. Anthony by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon
Winter waits by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Greg Couch
Lynn Plourde, author of the best-selling picture book "Wild Child," reunites with acclaimed illustrator Greg Couch to continue the story of Nature's family with this exquisite book that captures the joy of a father-son relationship.
Winter lullaby by Barbara Seuling ; illustrated by Greg Newbold
As the natural world changes with winter's approach, young children worry about the creatures they see around them. Where do the ducks and other animals go? Will they find shelter from the cold? Will they be safe and warm? In Winter Lullaby, Barbara Seuling's reassuring, gentle verse and Greg Newbold's breathtaking paintings reveal what animals do to survive as winter takes hold.
Winter: an alphabet acrostic by Steven Schnur ; illustrated by Leslie Evans
Sophie's squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf — Being friends with a squash comes with some unusual problems for Sophie to overcome.
Mali under the night sky: a Lao story of home by Youme — An artist must leave her home because of war.
The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps by Jeanette Winter — Find out more about this chimpanzee-loving woman.
A Christmas carol: and other Christmas books by Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
A child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas ; illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
The Christmas train by David Baldacci
A week in December by Sebastian Faulks
A different kind of Christmas by Alex Haley
Holidays on ice by David Sedaris
Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking
Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson
Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin
How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke
For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it
The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry