Young Maja discovers, befriends, and learns to respect the sock monster responsible for all the missing socks in her house.
Hens for Friends
Author: Sandy De Lisle
Can a hen be a boy's best friend? Aaron thinks so!
The Jigsaw Man
Author: Paul Britton
Publisher: Random House
Forensic psychologist Paul Britton asks himself four questions when he is faced with a crime scene: what happened: who is the victim: how was it done, and why? Only when he has the answers to these questions can he address the fifth: who is responsible? An intensely private and unassuming man, Britton has an almost mythic status in the field of crime deduction because of his ability to 'walk through the minds' of those who stalk, abduct, torture, rape and kill other human beings. What he searches for at the scene of a crime are not fingerprints, fibres or blood stains - he looks for the 'mind trace' left behind by those responsible; the psychological characteristics that can help police to identify and understand the nature of the perpetrator. Over the past dozen years he has been at the centre of more than 100 headline-making investigations, from the murder of Jamie Bulger to the abduction of baby Abbie Humphries, the slaying of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common, the pursuit of the Green Chain rapist and the Heinz baby food extortionist, the notorious Gloucester House of Horror and most recently, the murder of Naomi Smith. Told with humanity and insight, The Jigsaw Man is Paul Britton's absorbing first-hand account of those cases, and of his groundbreaking analysis and treatment of the criminal mind. It combines the heart-stopping tension of the best detective thriller with his unique and profound understanding of the dark side of the human condition.
A Murder In Passing
Author: Mark De Castrique
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
The Blackman & Robertson Detective Agency faces a disturbing reality: no clients. So when Nakayla Robertson suggests a mushroom hunt at the historic, freed-slave commune The Kingdom of the Happy Land, Sam Blackman reluctantly agrees. Hunting the elusive edible, he stumbles into a rotting log...with a skeleton hidden inside. As intrigued as Sam is, this isn’t his case. So the local authorities tell him to butt out. Then Marsha Montgomery comes to Asheville asking Sam and Nakayla to investigate a 45-year-old burglary at her mother’s home. Someone stole a rifle and a photograph of Marsha’s mother, grandmother, and great grandmother taken in 1932 by renowned photographer Doris Ulmann. The site of the photograph is The Kingdom of the Happy Land. Marsha’s visit is no coincidence. Sam’s being played. But why? When Marsha’s 85-year-old mother Lucille is arrested for murder, Sam knows there is something amiss. Is the skeleton that of Jimmy Lang, Lucille’s lover and Martha’s father, a white man who disappeared in 1967? It appears that Jimmy had been willing to walk away from a budding family empire to marry Lucille. So why had Lucille, who is black, refused to marry him? Did others stand to benefit from Jimmy’s disappearance? A veil of betrayal and deceit hides a killer desperate to protect a dark secret, and no one, not even Sam, is safe from the deadly consequences of a murder in passing.
How I Became a Pirate
Author: Melinda Long, David Shannon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
This second volume in the popular Zoomigurumi series brings together another delightful collection of 15 cute and cuddly amigurumi animal patterns - Otto the turtle, Lola the cow, Febo the raccoon, Benny the beaver, Evie the kitten, Brownie the dog, Vladimir the fox, Humphrey the elephant, Louise the bunny, Briella the skunk, Lulu and Lollo lamb, Arthur the lion, Tom the tiger, Manfred the mouse and Penny the piglet. With stunning full-color photography, clear and easy-to-follow instructions, you'll make all these amazing designs in a jiffy. If you're not familiar with the techniques featured, don't worry, Zoomigurumi 2 explains everything you need to know.
Just when you thought amigurumi couldn't get any cuter, along comes Zoomigurumi 3! This volume features collection of 15 new amigurumi animal patterns from 12 top designers. Inside you'll find Henry the hippo, Flora the fawn, Wilbur the penguin, Nanook the husky, Puddles the duckling, Boba the giant panda, Clementine the cow, Hedley the hedgehog, Jean the fox, Cuddles the lamb, Orion the turtle, Katy and Kelvin kangaroo, Rusty the red panda, Eugenio the bird and Rudy the Reindeer. Projects cover a variety of skill levels, from beginner-friendly to those suitable for advanced crocheters, all of which are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and explanations of all stitches used.
Making an Impression
Author: Geninne Zlatkis
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Presents projects, including cards, an embellished journal and tote, and decorative wall pieces; offers step-by-step photographs of the essentials; and showcases the author's signature designs that readers can use.
Making Stuffed Toys
Author: Jane Gisby
Publisher: Crescent Books
Demonstrating tips and techniques with step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs, a guide to making stuffed animals and dolls offers special advice for beginners.
The Beetle Book
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities—what’s not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.
The Quiet Place
Author: Sarah Stewart
A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.
Provides projects for crafting cute creatures out of handmade pompoms, including a bluebird, elephant, seal, squirrel, and fox.
All Is Not Forgotten
Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"An assured, powerful novel that blends suspense and rich family drama...it is, in a word, unforgettable." --William Landay, author of DEFENDING JACOB It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world. As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
Broken Blue Willow
Author: Jana Krause
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Black cats and broken mirrors. Crossed fingers and crows of three. Stepped-on cracks and spilled salt. Four-year-old Margaret was already well versed in superstitions when she broke one of Granny's prized Blue Willow dishes and was banished to Great-grandmother Hazel's upstairs apartment. The old witch told young Margaret the story of the Blue Willow curse. "Whoever breaks the last Blue Willow dish will suffer the death of the one she loves the most." Warned to tell no one or the curse would come true, Margaret dedicated her life to the practice of superstitious rituals, hoping to prevent herself from committing disaster. Now married and with a baby on the way, Margaret discovers the last three Blue Willow dishes in Granny's set hidden among a box of heirloom linens. Fate, or perhaps something more sinister, has placed them in her charge, and Margaret must protect them to save the life of her unborn child.