Friday, July 23, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Imagined Life: A speculative Journey Among the Exoplanets in Search of Intelligent Aliens, Ice Creatures, and Supergravity Animals
By Kim and Penn Holderness
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
You Have a Match
by Emma Lord
Wednesday Books, 2021. 305 pages. Young Adult
When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it's mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie...although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front. But she didn't know she's a younger sister. When the DNA service reveals Abby has a secret sister, shimmery-haired Instagram star Savannah Tully, it’s hard to believe they’re from the same planet, never mind the same parents. The logical course of action? Meet up at summer camp (obviously) and figure out why Abby’s parents gave Savvy up for adoption. But there are complications: Savvy is a rigid rule-follower and total narc. Leo is the camp’s co-chef, putting Abby's growing feelings for him on blast. And her parents have a secret that threatens to unravel everything.
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by Sarah Dessen
HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. 440 pages. Young Adult
Unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her late mother's estranged relatives at scenic North Lake, a teen finds herself torn between her mother's working-class relatives and her father's wealthier associates.
Say Yes to Summer
by Lindsey Roth Culli
Delacorte Press, 2020. 256 pages. Young Adult
Graduating at the top of her class after years of following the rules, Rachel makes plans for a summer of saying yes to new experiences before big mistakes, rekindled friendships and romance take her in unexpected directions.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han
Simon and Shuster, 2014. 355 pages. Young Adult
Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Por Claudia Ramírez Lomelí
Planeta, 2018. 341 páginas. Ficción Juvenil
La nación del sol y el reino de la luna han logrado mantener la paz durante un milenio, pero hoy todo parece estar perdido: la reina Virian ha desaparecido y los vientos de guerra amenazan ambos territorios. Emil es el príncipe heredero a la corona del sol y en ausencia de su madre deberá asumir el trono a pesar de su juventud. Elyon, su mejor amiga, lo convence de emprender un arriesgado viaje por Fenrai para dar con el paradero de la reina. Pero la travesía se torna cada vez más peligrosa y desconcertante cuando descubren la verdad detrás de algunos secretos que era mejor no revelar.
La Ladrona de la Luna (El Príncipe del Sol, #2)
Por Claudia Ramírez Lomelí
Planeta, 2019. 387 páginas. Ficción Juvenil
Ha pasado un año desde que Emil fue coronado como el rey de la nación del sol. A pesar de que no ha logrado olvidar los terribles sucesos ocurridos en la Isla de las Sombras, ha intentado ser el soberano que Alariel necesita en tiempos oscuros. Emil y el resto de la corte están preocupados por el extraño comportamiento del sol, que no ha salido a la hora habitual y con frecuencia aparece más tarde, señal de un peligro inminente. Es muy probable que los antiguos rencores del reno de la luna tengas algo que ver con el desconcierto y el temor que se han propagado en Alariel. Una vez más, Emil tendrá que recurrir a sus amigos para encontrar una respuesta que no solo ayudara a la nación del sol, sino que también les permitirá sanar viejas heridas. Gianna hará todo lo posible por estar a la altura de su nuevo cargo. Ezra y Bastian viajaran a Ilardya para desenmascarar una misteriosa secta que adora a Avalon. Mientras, Mila y Gavril tendrá que preocuparse por proteger al rey contras los atentados que han estado ocurriendo y que van en aumento. Sin embargo, hay algo que todos están pasando por alto y tal vez ahí este la respuesta que cada uno desea encontrar.
Por Laura Sebastian
Penguin Random House, 2019. 446 páginas. Ficción Juvenil
Princesa. Prisionera. Huérfana. Rebelde. Un trono arrebatado. Ella deberá luchar para devolvérselo a su pueblo. Llega la segunda parte de «Princesa de cenizas». Theo ya no lleva la corona de cenizas, ha recuperado su título y con él, un rehén: Prinz Soren. El pueblo sigue bajo la terrible dictadura del Kaiser, y ella está a miles de kilómetros de distancia de su trono. Theo sabe que la libertad tiene un precio, pero está decidida a encontrar un camino para salvar al pueblo sin perderse a sí misma.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
By V. E. Schwab
Tor Books, 2020. 442 pages. Fiction
As a young woman, Addie makes a deal with the devil to save herself from the tedium of an arranged marriage, asking to not belong to anyone. The devil grants her immortality but curses her to a life of horrible isolation because no one she meets is able to remember her. After 300 years of moving through the world like a shadow, Addie hears the words she thought she never would: "I remember you."How to Stop Time
By Matt Haig
Penguin Group, 2019. 352 pgs. Sci-Fi
Tom Hazard looks like an ordinary 41-year-old man, but due to a rare genetic condition, he's actually over 400 years old. He has recently moved back to London to begin teaching history, but London hides memories around every corner, some centuries old. Tom keeps his condition a secret, which isolates him from everyone except the Albatross Society, a small and secretive group of people who, like Tom, age slowly over centuries. The Society has one rule: never fall in love, as forming attachments leads to trouble. But for the first time in centuries, Tom is captivated by a woman, the school's French teacher. The only way to keep her safe is to stay away from her, but Tom is finding that more and more difficult.
By Clare B. Dunkle
Henry Holt & Company, 2006. 230 pages. Young Adult Fiction
In nineteenth-century England, a powerful sorcerer and King of the Goblins chooses Kate, the elder of two orphan girls recently arrived at their ancestral home, Hallow Hill, to become his bride and queen...
Friday, July 2, 2021
The Cost of Knowing
By Brittney Morris
Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2021. 327 pages. Young Adult Fiction
After a tragic accident that killed their parents, 16-year-old Alex Rufus lives with his younger brother, Isaiah, in a quiet neighborhood in Chicago with their aunt. The accident triggered a power in Alex, allowing him to experience visions of the future whenever he touches objects or the people around him. When he picks up a family photo, he has a vision that his younger brother, Isaiah, is going to die - he can't tell how, but he knows it will be soon. All Alex wants is to protect Isaiah, but how can he protect him in the present, when he knows the dangers of the future? A compelling story that speaks to hard truths about race, prejudice, and the inherent injustice that permeates the world we live in.
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One of the Good Ones
By Maika Moulite
Inkyard Press, 2021. 335 pages. Young Adult Fiction
When Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there's a twist to Kezi's story that no one could've ever expected, one that will change everything all over again.
They Both Die at the End
By Adam Silvera
HarperTeen, 2017. 373 pages. Young Adult Sci-Fi
In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Sleeping Bags to S'mores: Camping Basics
by Heather Rochfort
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020. 224 Pages. Nonfiction
Ever wanted to go camping, but had no idea where to start? Need to unplug, but not sure what to do? Do you have childhood memories of camping bliss, but no idea how to do it on your own? Sleeping Bags to S'mores has you covered!
From two expert writers on camping and backpacking, this book covers everything you need to know about how to go camping. From picking a destination and what to pack to how to deal with wildlife (including kids), sporty guides Heather and Will Rochfort will show you the way. Sleeping Bags to S'mores is everything you need to know to have the relaxing, fun-filled camping experience you're looking for, and it includes 100 entertaining full-color illustrations.
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See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors
by Stephanie Puglisi
Sourcebooks 2020. 301 Pages. Nonfiction
Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi were stressed out, sleep-deprived, and near the end of their rope with infant twins. They had no clear idea of how they could continue to travel with a growing family and full-time jobs. Then they bought a pop-up camper, and their lives changed forever.In See You at the Campground , Stephanie and Jeremy show readers how the open road could be the ticket to a happier, healthier family. From cabin camping to RVs to tents, and from national parks to private campgrounds, Stephanie and Jeremy explore the ins and outs of road trips, camping, and enjoying adventurous, exciting family trips that don't break the budget but leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.Perfect for families who have never camped before, those thinking of exploring a new type of camping experience, and seasoned campers seeking high-level hacks and tips, See You at the Campground is the ultimate guide to fostering a sense of adventure and exploration in your family each time you hit the road.
The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature
by Helen Olsson
Roost Books 2012. 254 pages. Nonfiction
Outlines economical options for family camping vacations, sharing irreverent, anecdotal, and practical guidelines for families with young children while explaining how to select gear and address needs with a minimum of stress.
Think a win-win solution is the best way to make the deal? Think again. For years now, win-win has been the paradigm for business negotiation. But today, win-win is just the seductive mantra used by the toughest negotiators to get the other side to compromise unnecessarily, early, and often. Win-win negotiations play to your emotions and take advantage of your instinct and desire to make the deal. Start with No introduces a system of decision-based negotiation that teaches you how to understand and control these emotions. It teaches you how to ignore the siren call of the final result, which you can’t really control, and how to focus instead on the activities and behavior that you can and must control in order to successfully negotiate with the pros.
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Travels with Charley
by John Steinbeck 1986, Penguin Books. 277 pages. Nonfiction
With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. Along the way he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.
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In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma, and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance, and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself, and to him.Travel through small-town America with Kerry Shale's popular BBC Radio 4 reading of Bill Bryson's comic travelogue.
Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto.