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Find Momo coast to coast : my dog is taking a road trip : can you find him? : another hide-and-seek photography book

Knapp, Andrew, 1982- photographer, author.

793.73 KNAPP

Travel across the United States and Canada, visiting iconic landmarks and unique off-the-map marvels. Look for Momo hiding in Grand Central Station, in front of the White House, and in the French Quarter of New Orleans . . . as well as at diners, bookstores, museums, and other locales that only a seasoned road-tripper like Andrew could find. It's part game, part photography book, and a whole lot of fun.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Black : a celebration of a culture

770.8996 BLACK

Willis (photography, Tisch School of the Arts, New York U.) has assembled an exhilarating collection of black & white photographs in this handsome oversize volume that celebrates Black culture.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Nocturne : creatures of the night

Scott, Traer.

591.518 SCOTT

Whether fierce, cuddly, startling, mysterious, or some indefinable combination of all of the above, nocturnal animals never fail to fascinate. Bats, big cats, flying squirrels, tarantula, owls, kangaroo mice, giant moths, sloth, several species of snakes, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are only a few of the animals illuminated in these lushly detailed portraits.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Rutabaga, the adventure chef. 1

Colossal, Eric, author, illustrator.


In a world where there are dragons, wyverns, and haunted squash, you'd figure someone would have recipes for them, right? Rutabaga and his magic cooking pot, Pot, join young adventurers Winnifred, Manny, and Beef on a quest to defeat a dragon, discover new ingredients, find monsters to have for and/or to dinner, and to save the day through cooking. Rutabaga will dare any danger to uncover new tastes, and there's a whole world full of food to try--from roasted mud leech to spider soup to peanut butter on crackers.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Metal cats

Crockett, Alexandra, photographer.


Headbanging felines and their best friends!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Finding bigfoot : everything you need to know

Brockenbrough, Martha.


Presents information about Bigfoot, covering details about sightings and evidence for the existence of the controversial animal, as well viewpoints of skeptics and scientists on the subject.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

How to speak cat : a guide to decoding cat language

Newman, Aline Alexander, author.

J 636.8 NEWMAN

A guide on how to understand a cat's body language and behavior; illustrates 55 different feline poses with detailed explanations of their meanings.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Barbarian lord

Smith, Matt (Illustrator), author, artist.


Cheated of his lands and banished through the trickery of his enemies, Barbarian Lord recruits allies and battles monsters, ghouls, and bad poets in his quest for justice.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Afterlife with Archie. Book one, Escape from Riverdale

Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto, author.


All hell breaks loose when a fateful accident sets in motion a series of terrifying events that will threaten the town of Riverdale like never before! When the dead begin to rise, craving human flesh, it's up to Archie, Betty & Veronica, and the Gang to fight for their lives against the zombie hordes led by their former pal, Jughead.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Chernobyl's wild kingdom : life in the dead zone

Johnson, Rebecca L. author.


Looks at the events of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in the Ukraine, describing how scientists are monitoring the effects of radiation on the wildlife that continue to live there and what this means for the human population surrounding the area.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

No-where but here

McGarry, Katie, author.


When a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives Emily never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.


Arnold, David, 1981- author.


After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Will & Whit

Gulledge, Laura Lee.


Wilhelmina "Will" Huxstep is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. As she wraps up another summer in her mountain town, she longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends, Autumn, Noel, and Reese. Little does she know that she will get her wish in the form of an arts carnival and a blackout, courtesy of a hurricane named Whitney, which forces Will to face her fear of darkness.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Cryer's Cross

McMann, Lisa.


Seventeen-year-old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each other, with no explanation.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Monsters! : & other stories

Duarte, Gustavo, 1977-


Newcomer Gustavo Duarte spins wordless tales brimming with humor, charm, and delightfully twisted horror! In Monsters!, oversized beasts wreak havoc on a coastal city in the tradition of Godzilla and King Kong. In Có!, an alien abduction disarms a gentle farmer, and in Birds, two business partners run from fate, only to find themselves hopelessly unable to change the future.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

Hoose, Phillip M., 1947- author.

TEEN 940.5348 HOOSE

The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The Legend of Zelda : a link to the past

Ishinomori, Shōtarō, 1938-1998, author.


Loosely follows the plot of the Super Entertainment System game The Legends of Zelda : a Link to the past, some new twists and characters were added to preserve the element of surprise and add to the dramatic flow.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The sacred lies of Minnow Bly

Oakes, Stephanie (Young adult author)


A handless teen escapes from a cult, only to find herself in juvenile detention and suspected of knowing who murdered her cult leader.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Hold me like a breath : once upon a crime family

Schmidt, Tiffany, author.


Penny Landlow, seventeen, the overprotected daughter of a powerful crime family, has rarely left the family estate due to a blood disorder, but when tragedy strikes and she's left alone in New York City, she must prove she's not as fragile as everyone believes.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

I am Princess X

Priest, Cherie, author.


Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The witch hunter

Boecker, Virginia, author.


Set in an alternative 16th-century England, Elizabeth Grey is the only girl in the king's elite group of witch hunters. When she's framed for being a witch herself, Elizabeth finds freedom at the hands of the world's most wanted wizard and her loyalties are tested.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Deception's pawn

Friesner, Esther M., author.


Maeve begins her royal fosterage but her new companions are full of secrets and jealousy, her only friends are an elderly lady-in-waiting and Kian, the prince who rescued her kestrel, Ea, and her future promises only household management and childbearing until someone from her past brings a message about her true love.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library.

In the hand of the goddess

Pierce, Tamora.


Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer with whom she knows she will one day have to deal.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

Amazing feats

J 031.02 AMAZING

Read about the most astounding achievements. Meet the brave volcano chaser, the professional camel jumpers, and the man who skydived from the edge of space to Earth!

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

Sea of shadows

Armstrong, Kelley, author.


Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead. But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong; it seems that the mythical shadow stalkers are not only real; they have been unleashed in the forest, massacring all who enter. Moria and Asyhn are separated, and strike out to solve the mystery of the shadow stalkers.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library

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