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Moon Travel

Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills (Fourth Edition)

Laural A. Bidwell
Authors:
Laural A. Bidwell
Little, Brown Young Readers US

If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don't!

Elise Parsley
Authors:
Elise Parsley
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Neck & Neck

Elise Parsley
Authors:
Elise Parsley
Moon Travel

Moon Florida (Second Edition)

Jason Ferguson
Authors:
Jason Ferguson

From Pensacola and the Panhandle, to Miami beaches and mingling with Mickey, Moon Florida reveals the best of the Sunshine State. Inside you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries, from the two-week best of Florida to a quick Gulf Coast getaway, designed for history buffs, outdoor adventurers, beach bums, and moreTop experiences and activities: Relax on miles of white-sand beaches and watch the sunrise over the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, or indulge in hours of roller-coaster fun at Orlando's famous theme parks. Make your way through "Alligator Alley," or go canoeing through the lush Everglades. Snorkel in freshwater springs, or take a surfing lesson from a pro wave-catcher. Live it up in Miami's stylish South Beach, wander the free-wheeling and colourful Key West, or go dancing in Little HavanaLocal insight from born-and-raised Floridian Jason Ferguson on when to go, where to stay, and how to get aroundFull-colour photos and detailed maps throughoutFocused coverage of Miami, South Florida, the Florida Keys, the South Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay Area, Disney World and Orlando, Central Florida, the North Atlantic Coast, and Northern Florida and the PanhandleThorough information including background on Florida's landscape, climate, wildlife, and cultureWith Moon Florida's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Exploring more of the American South? Check out Moon Georgia, Moon Coastal Carolinas, or Moon Tennessee.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

If You Ever Want To Bring A Circus To The Library, Don't!

Elise Parsley
Authors:
Elise Parsley

If you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!", it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own big top. She's got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won't fit between bookshelves? Elise Parsley's boldly expressive illustrations perfectly complement this mostly-librarian-approved guide on how to be everything BUT quiet in the library!

Little, Brown Young Readers US

If You Ever Want To Bring A Piano To the Beach, Don't!

Elise Parsley
Authors:
Elise Parsley

Elise Parsley's tale of the charismatic and willful Magnolia's disastrous trip to the beach follows up her New York Times bestselling debut, If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a Frisbee, or a shovel. She is NOT talking about the piano. But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination, and one very heavy upright piano that, she insists, she needs to take with her. What's the worst that can happen? In a riotous series of mishaps, Magnolia quickly learns that--not surprisingly--a piano doesn't mix well with sand, sun, and seagulls!

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Be Glad Your Dad...(Is Not An Octopus!)

Matthew Logelin, Sara Jensen, Jared Chapman
Contributors:
Matthew Logelin, Sara Jensen, Jared Chapman
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Fingers For Lunch

Brandt Lewis, Cori Doerrfeld
Contributors:
Brandt Lewis, Cori Doerrfeld

For lunch today I have a fine treat: five little fingers for Monster to eat!In this silly playtime rhyme, young readers will burst into giggles as they fit their fingers through die-cut holes and make them wiggle and squirm while a hungry little monster tries to gobble up every last bite! Parents play the part of the monster and "eat up" their laughing little ones fingers, turning the pages to make the finger holes disappear one by one until there are no wigglers left! There likely isn't a mom or dad on the planet who hasn't pretended to eat their toddler's fingers and toes, and Fingers for Lunch makes good, clean, but devilish fun of this favorite game. Little readers will be drawn to the bold, colorful illustrations and kid-friendly rhyming text, each page ending with fun sound words like "nibble" or "chomp" or "burp." And once all the fingers are gone, it's easy to start back at the beginning, this time with mom or dad's fingers in the holes--if they're willing to risk it!

Moon Travel

Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills (Third Edition)

Laural A. Bidwell
Authors:
Laural A. Bidwell

South Dakota resident Laural A. Bidwell offers her firsthand experience and advice on Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills-including the Southern Hills, the Badlands, and Keystone. Bidwell provides unique travel strategies such as Best Hiking Trails, Viewing Wildlife, and Fossil Collecting in the Parks, Grasslands, & National Forest. With expert tips on the best dining, shopping, accommodations, and camping, Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don't!

Elise Parsley
Authors:
Elise Parsley

Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who's determined to have the best show-and-tell of all--until her reptilian rapscallion starts getting her into some major trouble. Now it's up to Magnolia to find a way to send this troublemaker home--but what could possibly scare an alligator away?

Robinson

The Mammoth Book Of Southern Gothic Romance

Trisha Telep
Authors:
Trisha Telep
PublicAffairs

Latino America

Gary M. Segura, Matt Barreto
Authors:
Gary M. Segura, Matt Barreto

Sometime in April 2014, somewhere in a hospital in California, a Latino child tipped the demographic scales as Latinos displaced non-Hispanic whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. So, one-hundred-sixty-six years after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican province of Alta California into the United States, Latinos once again became the largest population in the state. Surprised? Texas will make the same transition sometime before 2020.When that happens, America's two most populous states, carrying the largest number of Electoral College votes, will be Latino. New Mexico is already there. New York, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada are shifting rapidly. Latino populations since 2000 have doubled in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Dakota. The US is undergoing a substantial and irreversible shift in its identity.So, too, are the Latinos who make up these populations. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura are the country's preeminent experts in the shape, disposition, and mood of Latino America. They show the extent to which Latinos have already transformed the US politically and socially, and how Latino Americans are the most buoyant and dynamic ethnic and racial group, often in quite counterintuitive ways. Latinos' optimism, strength of family, belief in the constructive role of government, and resilience have the imminent potential to reshape the political and partisan landscape for a generation and drive the outcome of elections as soon as 2016.

Piatkus

The Scoundrel's Seduction

Jennifer Haymore
Authors:
Jennifer Haymore
Little, Brown Young Readers US

Springtime Baby

Elise Broach, Cori Doerrfeld
Contributors:
Elise Broach, Cori Doerrfeld

Springtime baby Drizzly dayRainboot babyLet's go play!Little ones will love to join baby on a fun-filled spring day. The adventure begins with some mudpie-making and puddle-stomping, followed by sunshine, a rainbow and gorgeous, sweet smelling blossoms. All the favorite springtime creatures, from ducklings to butterflies, share a splendid day with our springtime baby! This interactive novelty board book features large lift-the-flaps on each spread, hiding charming surprises underneath. With acclaimed author Elise Broach's delightful rhyming text and playful illustrations by Cori Doerrfeld, this is the perfect read-aloud to share on a perfect spring afternoon.

Grand Central Publishing

The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book

Emily Elsen, Melissa Elsen
Authors:
Emily Elsen, Melissa Elsen

FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE BOOK is by Melissa and Emily Elsen, the sisters who are third generation pie bakers from South Dakota and proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn Pie Shop and Cafe, Four & Twenty Blackbirds. The cookbook contains over sixty delectable pie recipes organized by season, with groundbreaking and mouthwatering pie combinations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and stunning techniques section. The book will have 90-120 photos and illustrations of the Elsen sisters' beautiful creations. And the photographers are Gentl & Hyer, two of the best food photographers in the country today.Pie may be the ultimate comfort food in these recessionary homemade times. This may not be your mother's pie book, but it's one you'll want to bake from and share with loved ones again and again.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Barnyard Baby

Elise Broach, Cori Doerrfeld
Contributors:
Elise Broach, Cori Doerrfeld
Robinson

Love Alters

Emma Donoghue
Authors:
Emma Donoghue

With this anthology, honoured on first publication as a Lambda Literary Award finalist, Emma Donoghue offers an eloquent and timely definition of the modern lesbian short story. Breaking out beyond North American writer, she assembles an impressively broad array of twenty-nine writers from South Africa to Trinidad, from Australia to Ireland, and from Jamaica to New Zealand. The greater international range is evident not just in subject matter, but in style, too: the writers have little in common other than that they have written on lesbian themes. The intention was not to compile a 'Best of' collection; the focus is very much on new stories rather than those already much-anthologised. Well-known authors are represented, but not by their best-known work, and widely anthologised authors make way for less familiar names.Chronologically, the focus is on the modern side of the watershed marked by the June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York and the ensuing Gay Liberation and Women's Liberation movements. Importantly though, these are stories that read like stories. The first section, 'Child's Play' deals with the taboo topic of the sexuality of young girls; 'Present Tense' is concerned with contemporary adult life; while 'Family Values' reclaims that term from right-wing fundamentalists by embracing very different angles on family life. 'Past Times' reflects the burgeoning cultural confidence evident in the growing genre of lesbian historical fiction, while the final, very eclectic 'Possibilities' points to new tendencies in lesbian fiction at the millennium, exploring beyond the boundaries of naturalism.The anthology includes stories by Dorothy Allison, Madelyn Arnold, Rebecca Brown, Anne Cameron, Christine Crow, Jane DeLynn, Elise D'Haene, Emma Donoghue, Mary Dorcey, Marion Douglas, Patricia Duncker, Dale Gunthorp, Susan Hampton, Jane Harris, Annamarie Jagose, Aileen La Tourette, Tanith Lee, Jenifer Levin, Anna Livia, Elizabeth A. Lynn, Ingrid Macdonald, Sara Maitland, Shani Mootoo, Sigrid Nielsen, Jane Rule, Ali Smith, Michelene Wandor, Marnie Woodrow and Shay Youngblood.

Basic Books

Wounded Knee

Heather Cox Richardson
Authors:
Heather Cox Richardson

On December 29, 1890, five hundred American troops massed around hundreds of unarmed Lakota Sioux men, women, and children near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Outnumbered and demoralized, the Sioux posed no threat to the soldiers and put up no resistance. But in a chaotic scene, the Americans opened fire with howitzers, killing nearly three hundred Sioux in what would become known as the Wounded Knee Massacre. In this definitive account, acclaimed historian Heather Cox Richardson shows that the origins of this quintessential American tragedy lay not in the West but in Washington, where would-be lawmakers, locked in a desperate midterm-election battle, sought to drum up votes through an age-old political tool: fear.

Piatkus

Black Hills

Nora Roberts
Authors:
Nora Roberts

Cooper Sullivan and Lil Chance were unlikely childhood friends - thrown together each summer when Coop visited his grandparents' South Dakota ranch. But with every year, their friendship deepened from innocent games to stolen kisses and the promise of something special... until fate, and a terrible tragedy, pulled them apart. Twelve years later Coop - now a private investigator in New York - returns to the ranch to care for his grandparents. Though the memory of Coop's touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening a Wildlife Refuge on her family's land. But someone else has been keeping a close watch on Lil Chance, and Coop's return has unleashed more than just old passions. There's a hunter lurking out in the Black Hills, and Lil and Coop have been singled out as prey...

PublicAffairs

Great White Fathers

John Taliaferro
Authors:
John Taliaferro

Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hoped that ten thousand years from now, when archaeologists came upon the four sixty-foot presidential heads carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota, they would have a clear and graphic understanding of American civilization. Borglum, the child of Mormon polygamists, had an almost Ahab-like obsession with Colossalism- a scale that matched his ego and the era. He learned how to be a celebrity from Auguste Rodin how to be a political bully from Teddy Roosevelt. He ran with the Ku Klux Klan and mingled with the rich and famous from Wall Street to Washington. Mount Rushmore was to be his crowning achievement, the newest wonder of the world, the greatest piece of public art since Phidias carved the Parthenon. But like so many episodes in the saga of the American West, what began as a personal dream had to be bailed out by the federal government, a compromise that nearly drove Borglum mad. Nor in the end could he control how his masterpiece would be received. Nor its devastating impact on the Lakota Sioux and the remote Black Hills of South Dakota. Great White Fathers is at once the biography of a man and the biography of a place, told through travelogue, interviews, and investigation of the unusual records that one odd American visionary left behind. It proves that the best American stories are not simple they are complex and contradictory, at times humorous, at other times tragic.