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The lion king 2 : Simba's pride / writers, Jonathan Cuba [and six others] ; director, Darrell Rooney.

The lion king 2 : Simba's pride / writers, Jonathan Cuba [and six others] ; director, Darrell Rooney.
The king of animated films reigns in this final chapter of the Lion King trilogy! Experience the power of 'Upendi,' which means 'love,' as Kiara, Simba's strong-willed daughter, seeks adventure away from her father's watchful gaze. Timon and Pumbaa can do only so much to protect her, especially when she encounters an intriguing rival, Kovu, a cub who is being groomed to lead Scar's pride. Bonus features included.


Mr. Tweed and the band in need / written & illustrated by Jim Stoten.

Mr. Tweed and the band in need /  written & illustrated by Jim Stoten.
Mr. Tweed is back with a brand new adventure, and he needs your help once more! He's come to the zoo to see his favorite ten-piece band perform, but they can't find each other--can you spot them amongst all the other animals? A beautifully illustrated search-and-find book from the wacky imagination of Jim Stoten. Children are encouraged to participate in the hunt for the missing band members, who are cleverly hidden within Stoten's wonderfully whimsical and brightly colored drawings.


Refocus and recharge! : 50 brain breaks for middle schoolers / Responsive Classroom.

Refocus and recharge! : 50 brain breaks for middle schoolers / Responsive Classroom.
This book presents fifty classroom activities, which give students much-needed mental and physical breaks, plus safe, structured ways to interact with peers.


Hollywood Café : coffee with the stars / Steven Rea.

Hollywood Café : coffee with the stars / Steven Rea.
Enjoy nostalgic black and white photos that celebrate screen icons making and drinking their own cups of coffee.


The deepest wound : a Jack Murphy thriller / Rick Reed.

The body parts of a young woman have shown up in the town landfill and homicide detective Jack Murphy is on the case. But when the victim's identity is revealed, the horrific crime takes an even darker and far more personal turn. Nina Parsons was not only a deputy prosecutor, but the rumored lover of the man Jack's ex-wife is about to marry: the Chief Deputy Prosecutor. Now Jack must battle not just his own fears and demons, but the political interference that ensues as he fights to expose the greed and power that can drive even good men to commit evil acts.--Back cover.


The highest stakes / Rick Reed.

Detective Jack Murphy Is back--on the trail of a criminal mastermind who kills for profit and tortures for pleasure. In Jack Murphy's experience, the killers who blend in are the hardest to catch. But none are as elusive-or efficient-as Mr. Smith. A man of average height, weight and build, Mr. Smith is as ordinary as his name. Which makes it easy for him to get close to his targets. To kill without conscience. To use every weapon at his disposal to raise the stakes in a global game of terror and death. Mr. Smith is no ordinary killer. But Jack Murphy is no ordinary cop . . .


Stand : rising up against darkness, temptation, and persecution / Marian Jordan Ellis.

Stand : rising up against darkness, temptation, and persecution / Marian Jordan Ellis.


A negro and an ofay : the tales of Elliot Caprice / Danny Gardner.

In 1952, after a year on the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His friends from his hometown secure his release and he returns to find the family farm in foreclosure and the man who raised him dying in a flophouse. Desperate for money, he accepts a straight job as a process server and eventually crosses paths with a powerful family from Chicago's North Shore. A captain of industry is dead, the key to his estate disappeared with the chauffeur, and soon Elliot is in up to his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm country must return to the Windy City with the Chicago Police on his heels and the Syndicate at his throat--Provided by publisher.


The official ACT prep guide : the only official Prep Guide from the Makers of the ACT / ACT, Inc.

The official ACT prep guide : the only official Prep Guide from the Makers of the ACT / ACT, Inc.
This book is the comprehensive guide to this year's ACT test, with reall full-length practice tests. [This book] is the bestselling resource for students getting ready to take the ACT® test. Step by step, it walks you through the entire test experience, from registration to your Score Report, and provides you with effective test-taking strategies. The guide includes three actual ACT tests-- all of which contain the optional writing test-- that you can use to practice at your own pace. To help you better review test subjects and improve your understanding, the guide provides clear explanations for every answer and ideas for boosting your score on the English, math, reading, and science tests as well as the optional writing test. Filled with expert advice from the test's creators on preparing both mentally and physically, the guide also helps you: Review the entire content of the ACT so you'll know what to expect; Understand the procedures you'll follow when you're taking the ACT; Be ready for the types of questions you can expect to find on the test; Adopt test-taking strategies that are right for you. By using the strategies outlined in [this book], you can feel comfortable and confident that you're prepared to do your best on test day. - Back cover.


The gay man's guide to open and monogamous marriage / Michael Dale Kimmel.

The gay man's guide to open and monogamous marriage /  Michael Dale Kimmel.
There are currently no 'rule books' for how a marriage between two men could or should work. While there are lots of books about how to plan your gay wedding, there are virtually none that address what to do after the honeymoon is over (literally and figuratively). This book fills that void. It offers married gay couples (and gay men considering marriage) an easy-to-follow, practical framework that they can use to help create, adjust and structure their marriages. Using helpful examples and first-hand quotes throughout, Openly-gay psychotherapist Michael Dale Kimmel offers a roadmap for gay men who want to be married but have questions and concerns about monogamy and monotony. -- From book jacket.


Enlightened aging : building resilience for a long, active life / Eric B. Larson, MD, and Joan DeClaire.

Enlightened aging : building resilience for a long, active life / Eric B. Larson, MD, and Joan DeClaire.
Larson and DeClaire offer practical advice for growing old with resilience and foresight. They examine the scientific evidence behind new perspectives on aging, and offer ideas for building better communities for our aging population.


"Can we all get along?" : racial and ethnic minorities in American politics / Paula D. McClain, Duke University, and Jessica D. Johnson Carew, Elon University.


In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, how do we, as Americans, reconcile a commitment to equality and freedom with persistent inequality and discrimination? And what can we do about it? This widely acclaimed text by Paula D. McClain provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the historical and contemporary political experience of the major groups-African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians-in the United States. It explores the similarities and differences in these groups' representation and participation in law, politics, and policymaking, discusses the enduring issues and concerns that they face, and examines intra- and inter-group competition and coalition-building in the face of enduring conflict and inequality. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include coverage of President Barack Obama's final term, the 2016 election, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, environmental racism and the Flint water crisis, and the increasing racialization of Muslim Americans in the US post-9/11. With a brand-new chapter on the intersections of race and gender, Can We All Get Along? remains unparalleled in its comparative coverage of the current landscape of minority politics in the United States--


The effortless experience : conquering the new battleground for customer loyalty / Matthew Dixon, Nick Toman, and Rick DeLisi.

The effortless experience : conquering the new battleground for customer loyalty / Matthew Dixon, Nick Toman, and Rick DeLisi.
This book turns the conventional wisdom about customer loyalty on its head. The idea that companies must delight customers by exceeding service expectations is so entrenched that managers rarely question it. But CEB's research proves that the dazzle factor simply doesn't predict repeat sales or positive word-of-mouth. The reality: loyalty is driven by how well a company delivers on its basic promises and solves day-to-day problems, not on how spectacular its service experience might be. Most customers don't want to be wowed; they want an effortless experience. And they are far more likely to punish you for bad service than to reward you for good service. After all, what do you really want from your cable company--a free month of HBO when it screws up, or a fast, painless restoration of your connection? This book lays out the four key pillars of a low-effort customer experience, including tools and templates you can start applying right away.--From publisher description.


Girl with a sewing machine : the no-fuss guide to making and adapting your own clothes / Jenniffer Taylor.

Girl with a sewing machine : the no-fuss guide to making and adapting your own clothes / Jenniffer Taylor.
Create your own unique clothes to fit your personality and your shape. This stylish, instructive book from The Great British Sewing Bee 's Jenniffer Taylor shows you how to make and adapt your own clothes in a simple, no-fuss way. Using Jenniffer's fun and imaginative ideas, this book will teach you how to get started transforming unloved items of clothing into new and exciting outfits; how to customize clothes with doilies, tassels, tie-dyeing and block printing; and finally how to measure yourself, create patterns and make clothes from scratch, including dresses, skirts, tops, trousers and a coat.


 

 

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