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All Over the Place

By Geraldine DeRuiter
Authors:
Geraldine DeRuiter
Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of the container (like a normal person), instead decides to travel the world, inevitably falling for some chiseled stranger with bulging pectoral muscles and a disdain for wearing clothing above the waist.This is not that kind of book.Geraldine met the love of her life long before this story began, on a bus in Seattle surrounded by drunk college kids. She gets lost constantly, wherever she goes. And her nose would never, ever be considered "button-like."Hilarious, irreverent and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the five-year period that kicked off when Geraldine got laid off from a job she loved and took off to travel the world. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she understands her Russian father now better than ever before. She learned that at least half of what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned about unemployment and brain tumors and lost luggage and lost opportunities and just getting lost, in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love. How that person can help you make sense of things, and can, by some sort of alchemy, make foreign cities and far-off places feel like home. In All Over the Place, Geraldine imparts the insight she gained while being far from home-wry, surprising, but always sincere, advice about marriage, family, health, and happiness that come from getting lost and finding the unexpected.

Andy Steves' Europe

By Andy Steves
Authors:
Andy Steves
Pick a Weekend, Pick a City, and Go!This book picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the flashpacker skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe's top destinations. Follow three-day plans to explore each city. Learn which cities match your interests and which can be easily combined for a longer trip, including itineraries for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Venice. See iconic sights. Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list,and use Andy's tips to save time and skip lines. Hit the local hot spots. Chill at Amsterdam's coffee shops, study mixology at London's speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona's beach clubs. Enjoy the best,and cheapest,local cuisine. Graze at crêperies in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivo in Rome. Become a temporary local. Adapt to the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences. Master digital travel. Discover how tools like AirBnB and Uber can help you make the most of your money in Europe. Connect with other travellers. Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network.Whether you're looking to study abroad or just explore Europe without breaking the bank, Andy Steves Europe is the guide for you.
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Atlas of Lost Cities

By Aude de Tocqueville
Authors:
Aude de Tocqueville
Like humans, cities are mortal. They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die. In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuacán, and Angkor. She also details the less well known, including Centralia, an abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable underground fire; Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, where housing, schools, and stores were built for 500,000 people that never came; and Epecuen, a tourist town in Argentina now swallowed up by water. Original artwork shows the location of the lost cities, as well as a depiction of how they looked when they thrived.
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Awesome Dawson

By Chris Gall
Authors:
Chris Gall
Dawson is a boy with a motto: 'EVERYTHING can be used again!' He takes apart junk and uses the parts to create anything from aeroplanes to fish tanks to robot friends like Mooey, his faithful (but long-suffering) sidekick. Dawson sneaks into his secret hideout to recycle his neighbors' trash, but also to escape his daily chores - until the day he realizes he has everything he needs to create a robot that will do his chores for him!The only problem is that Dawson makes the robot a little too... awesome. The 'Vacu-Maniac' starts sucking up everything in sight, destroying the town and terrorizing its citizens. It'll take all Dawson's ingenuity to bring his creation down, and when he finally does, he learns an important lesson about using his creativity and skills to figure out how to make life better for others - not just himself.In this high-energy adventure, Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse and recycle with a fantastical twist that will have them laughing and cheering for this totally awesome new hero.
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All the Awake Animals are Almost Asleep

By Crescent Dragonwagon, David McPhail
Authors:
Crescent Dragonwagon
Illustrated by:
David McPhail
My little one, lay down your head.It's time to doze, it's time for bed.You tell me, "I'm not sleepy now.""Just try," I say. You ask me, "How?"As a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night, she tells him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.
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Arthur's Mystery Envelope

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
It looks like trouble when the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL. His friends try to guess what's inside. It might just be information on...summer school! Will Arthur face the consequences or pretend to lose the envelope? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this mysterious adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur fans.
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Arthur's Thanksgiving

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
Arthur has been picked to direct his school's Thanksgiving play. His most important job is assigning the parts. Francine demands she be the narrator, her voice is the loudest, and Buster, Brain and Muffy have already picked their roles. What will Arthur do when he realizes everyone wants to be star, but no one wants to play the Turkey? He places an ad, hangs posters, he even asks his family to pitch in. Then, with a little help, Arthur remembers an old saying: If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Arthur saves the day.
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Along A Long Road

By Frank Viva
Authors:
Frank Viva
Follow that road! Speed off on an eventful bicycle ride along the bold yellow road that cuts through town, by the sea, and through the country. Ride up and around, along and through, out and down. Frank's striking graphic style is executed in just five joyous colors, and his spare, rhythmic language is infectious. Hit a bump? Get back on track! Reach the end? Start again
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Arthur And The Baby

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
Arthur's family is expecting a baby. Everyone is excited, but Arthur wonders, will the new baby change everything? Will he still be able to play with his friends? What if he has to change diapers? When the baby comes home, and his Mother needs some help, D.W. takes charge until the baby starts to cry. Good thing Arthur figures out what his new baby sister needs.
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Arthur Turns Green

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
Celebrated author/illustrator Marc Brown revisits his beloved bestselling character in the first new Arthur picture book in almost ten years! Arthur comes home from school and begins sneaking around the house, taking notes and talking about a Big Green Machine. D.W. is suspicious of her brother's weird behavior, but when Arthur shows up late for dinner with green hands, she really gets the creeps! Will the Big Green Machine get her too? Just in time for Earth Day, this heartwarming story will be printed on recycled paper.
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Arthur Goes To Camp

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
Join Arthur and celebrate trips away from home with two favourite Arthur Adventures! In Arthur Goes To Camp, Arthur has had enough of Camp Meadowbrook's rotten food, poison ivy and barking counselors, but picks the wrong night for an easy escape. In Arthur's Family Vacation, Arthur's vacation with his family starts out as a real disaster, but soon turn into a lot more fun than he could have imagined. Now with a full page of special edition stickers featuring Arthur, D.W., and all their pals, Arthur fans can collect them, share with friends, or create their own Arthur Adventures.
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Arthur's Family Vacation

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
In this classic Arthur Adventure, everyone's favorite aardvark is unhappy about going on vacation with his family. But when their trip is rained out and the family ends up stuck in a motel, he shows them how to make the best of a bad situation.Kids will love listening along as Marc Brown reads this classic Arthur story.
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And Did Those Feet

By Charlie Connelly
Authors:
Charlie Connelly
The landscape of the British Isles is filled with history, much of which we miss as it flashes past the car window. Do we even realise that we're following the same path as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, or that we're driving past the exact spot where King Harold was killed, shot through the eye with an arrow? As a lover of both history and the British countryside, Charlie Connelly decided to rectify this, and set out on a series of walks that recreate famous historical journeys. En route he retells the story of the original trip while discovering who and what now inhabit these iconic routes. Walking in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Charlie journeys alongside Boudicca's ghost in Norfolk, relives Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight to Skye disguised as Flora MacDonald's maid and takes the same 32-mile round trip as the starving Louisburgh famine walkers. He suffers broken toes, becomes trapped in the Scottish Parliament and encounters dead poets and a surprisingly high number of mad old women in woolly hats. Told with Charlie's customary charm and wit, And Did Those Feet will reveal the historical secrets hidden in the much-loved coastal, country and urban landscapes of Britain.
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Arthur Babysits

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
Arthur's experience babysitting for the terrible Tibble twins is more challenging than he expected! The feisty little ones almost get the best of the adorable aardvark, but he is finally able to settle them down with an imaginative story. Kids will love listening along as beloved author/illustrator, Marc Brown reads this exciting story
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Arthur's Tooth

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
Even though it happens to everyone, losing a tooth for the first time can make kids a little nervous or apprehensive. 'Arthur's Tooth' offers a funny story that helps make the loss of baby teeth less scary. It shows kids that they are not alone in losing their teeth, while also telling a story that is silly enough to keep kids engaged.
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Arthur Meets The President

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
When Arthur wins the "How I Can Help Make America Great'' contest, he and his classmates are excited about attending the special ceremony at the White House. But when Arthur learns he has to recite his winning essay on TV, he is terrified! When his notes are blown away by the helicopter's wind, it is his irrepressible sister, D.W., who saves the day and underscores Brown's message that, "We can all help to make America great by helping others.''Kids will love reading along as Marc Brown reads this favorite Arthur Adventure.
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Arthur Helps Out

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
It's Saturday, and Arthur wants to play, but Mom and Dad have other ideas. Arthur has a long list of chores to do, and the sooner he finishes, the sooner he can play. When Arthur's room is clean, the trash is taken out, dishes are unloaded, the dog is washed and the boxes stored away, Mom and Dad announce that the chores are done, but Arthur is so worn out they find him asleep on the couch.
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Arthur's Valentine

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
Arthur's wrong guess about the identity of the secret admirer sending him valentine messages leads to teasing by the other children. However, clues in additional messages allow him to get his due.
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Arthur And The Big Snow

By Marc Brown
Authors:
Marc Brown
It's snowing, and that means no school! Arthur wants to join his friends at the hill for sledding and fun, but he has to wait with D.W. until the roads are ploughed. By the time Dad says they can go, all of Arthur's friends are back home sipping hot chocolate. Arthur is disappointed, until his Dad produces a brand new sled. Arthur, Dad, and D.W. have a blast on the hill and Arthur realizes some things are worth waiting for.
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Another Long Day On The Piste

By Will Randall
Authors:
Will Randall
Writer, adventurer, ex-teacher and veteran of umpteen travel disasters, Will Randall has fallen off donkeys in Spain and out of canoes in the Solomon Islands, but none of this has prepared him for a disastrous season as a ski-bum with a posse of raucous, hard-drinking ex-students.Dismally unfashionable and hopeless at skiing, Randal finds that his stay in the charming Alpine backwater of mont St Bernard brings a whole host of new opportunities for domestic catastrophe, romantic rejection and public humiliation, including a stint as a chalet girl and an encounter with a Russian oligarch and his hair-raising entourage.Wry, self-deprecating and deliriously funny, ANOTHER LONG DAY ON THE PISTE is a rollercoaster of a travel adventure and essential apres-ski reading.
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