Shannon

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Learning to Let Go

<i>"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it." -- Ann Landers</i><p>Anyone who witnessed the 10-1 ratio of Elsa vs. Everything Else this Halloween is probably somewhat …

Prodigy

• <b>Author:</b> Marie Lu<p>Featured on <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>'s MUST-LIST!<p>The highly anticipated second book in Marie Lu's <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, LEGEND—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!<p>June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden …

Requiem

• <b>Author:</b> Lauren Oliver<p>The third and final book in Lauren Oliver’s powerful New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. Now with a brand-new cover and an exclusive-to-this-book sneak peek at her next novel for teens: the ambitious, wholly original …

Independent Study

• <b>Author:</b> Joelle Charbonneau<p>In the series debut <i>The Testing</i>, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In <i>Independent Study</i>, Cia is …

Because of a book... | On Our Minds

Because of a book, more people are flocking to The Frick—a gem of a museum on Manhattan's upper east side—than ever. Why? The Frick Collection houses …

The Book Thief

• <b>Author:</b> Markus Zusak<p><b>DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.</b> <b><br>The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b> <i><br>When Death has a story to tell, you</i> …

Fate and Fury, Book 6 The Grey Wolves Series

• <b>Author:</b> Quinn Loftis<p>The last few days have been the darkest of Sally’s life. After experiencing the joy of finding her mate, she now suffers the pain of losing everything she holds dear. Both the Romanian and Serbian packs have been captured, ripping Sally’s soul mate away from her almost as soon …

Defy

• <b>Author:</b> Sara B. Larson<p>A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.<p>Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite …

Champion

• <b>Author:</b> Marie Lu<p>The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s <i>New York Time</i>s bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!<p>He is a Legend.<br>She is a Prodigy.<br>Who will be Champion?<p>June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their …

The Death Cure

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p>The third book in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Maze Runner series—<i>The Death Cure</i> is a modern classic for fans of <i>The Hunger Games</i> and <i>Divergent</i>.<p>Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials …

Fairest

• <b>Author:</b> Chanda Hahn<p>Mirror, Mirror, on the wall,<br>Who is the Fairest of them all?<br>In the sequel to UnEnchanted, Mina Grime discovers that all is not fair when it comes to the Fae and their tales, especially when they don’t all play by the rules. Barely surviving the Story’s first fairy tale quest, Mina …

The Awakening

• <b>Author:</b> L. J. Smith<p>A deadly love triangle<p>Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants.<p>Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good.<p>Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the …

The Academy - Friends vs. Family

• <b>Author:</b> C. L. Stone<p>Sang Sorenson is forced to suffer through another of her mother’s extreme punishments. It almost kills her. The Academy boys vow it will be the last. They're determined to keep Sang safe, especially from her own family.<p>Their solution: complete invasion of her life.<p>Kota, Luke, …

Allegiant

• <b>Author:</b> Veronica Roth<p>The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that captivated millions of readers and film fans in Divergent and Insurgent.<p>One choice will define you. What if your whole world was a lie? …

Meltzer dives into kids' books with historical gusto

Tomes about Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln kick off series by the best-selling author.<p>Brad Meltzer's three children have never been impressed with any of his thrillers. But now he's writing some books that even his kids like.<p>The best-selling author (<i>The Book of Lies</i>, <i>The Fifth Assassin</i>) dives …

Four: The Traitor

• <b>Author:</b> Veronica Roth<p>Complete your Divergent library with the Four stories!<p>Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be excited by "Four: The Traitor," the fourth of four stories, each between fifty and seventy-five pages long, set in the world of …

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

Do You See What I See? Kids' Visual Memory Works In Mysterious Ways

When kids look around, how much are they taking in about the objects that surround them? Scientists have recently devised new ways to peer inside little kid brains and figure out how their visual working memory works. They found that although young kids use the same parts of the brain to record …

You Can Buy Property on the Moon, But Can You Keep It?

In 1997, three Yemenis sued NASA for trespassing with its Mars Rover, claiming they had inherited Mars from their ancestors 3,000 years ago. In 2004, …

Harry Connick, Jr. Steals the 'American Idol' Spotlight

Harry Connick who? That was the general sentiment as jazz singer/actor Harry Connick, Jr. made his debut as an <i>American Idol</i> judge last night, …

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