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If a black hole is not a hole, then what is it? Find out what black holes are, what causes them, and how scientists first discovered them. Learn how astronomers find black holes, get to know our nearest black-hole neighbor, and take a journey that will literally s-t-r-e-t-c-h the mind. **Please contact Member Services for additional documents.**Show more
Delaine Talbot has a secret. When a matter of life and death threatens to tear apart her family, Delaine makes the ultimate sacrifice. She auctions herself off at Chicago's most exclusive erotic club. Now she belongs to Noah Crawford, a wealthy mogul who introduces her to a seductive feast of the senses, awakening desires she only dreamed about. Noah doesn't know why Delaine sold her body for a cool two mil. But it's the perfect business arrangement. The inexperienced beauty will learn to satisfy his every sensual need, yet never touch his heart. Almost immediately their relationship generates heat-in more ways than one. When they fight, they take no prisoners. When they love, they show no mercy. When they're together, they never want to leave each other's arms. But soon, their intense, physical bond will take an unexpected turn-evolving into something neither has bargained for: the promise of a lasting love. Praise for A Million Dirty Secrets "Super-sexy with snappy dialogue, this wonderful Cinderella tale begins the search for Lanie and Noah's happily-ever-after. . . . The sequel cannot arrive fast enough."-RT Book Reviews (4-1/2 stars) "Smoldering sex scenes and a cliffhanger ending will have [romance] fans panting for more."-Publishers Weekly "This book has some yummy scenes. The chemistry is absolutely there, the back and forth bantering, the punishments, and the tender moments. . . . I am looking forward to the next one for sure as we are left with a bit of a cliffhanger . . . man I hate (love love love) that!"-The Reading Cafe "Explosive . . . If I had to sum this story up in three words, they would be thrilling, dangerous and addictive."-23 Review Street A Million Dirty Secrets is intended for mature audiences. From the Trade Paperback edition.Show more
Summer camp turns sinister in Camp Murderface, a spooky middle grade read perfect for fans of scare masters like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike. The year: 1983. The place: Ohio. The camp: Scary as heck. Camp Sweetwater is finally reopening, three decades after it mysteriously shut down. Campers Corryn Quinn and Tez Jones have each had more than enough of their regular lives—they’re so ready to take their summer at Sweetwater by storm. But before they can so much as toast one marshmallow, strange happenings start…happening. Can they survive the summer? Or will Camp Sweetwater shut down for good this time—with them inside?Show more
A long-abandoned—and long-haunted—summer camp sets the stage for the sequel to Camp Murderface, perfect for fans of old school scare masters like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike. There’s no such thing as an uneventful summer at Camp Sweetwater. Now that the Vampire Devils beneath the lake have been awakened, the camp is in big trouble. The first victims? Tez and Corryn’s counselors, Gavin and Scary Mary. The Camp Director insists that the missing counselors are just quitting and going home, but Tez and Corryn don’t believe it. They know something much more eeeeeeevil is afoot. With the help of their cabinmates, Tez and Corryn set out to investigate the disappearances. But what they find is a horror closer than the bottom of the lake... and it might just spell the end for all of them.Show more
Tuckered out from a journey across the Wild West, cat brothers Anton and Cecil are ready to head east for home--until a minor stop to change trains in Chicago turns into a major escapade. The brothers are recruited by a police bloodhound to help solve a case: puppies are disappearing right off their leashes! Anton and Cecil's search takes them deep into the heart of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where they befriend exotic animals, ride the newly invented Ferris Wheel, and look for clues amid the crowds of fairgoers. Fans of classic animal adventures such as The Wind in the Willows and Avi's Poppy will love Anton and Cecil's world, brimming with action and rich, true-to-life detail.Show more
A rip-roaring sequel to the adventure the New York Times called "engrossing and unpredictable, with likable heroes and charming accomplices." Terrible news has reached cat brothers Anton and Cecil: their rodent friend Hieronymus has been captured. Anton and Cecil must try to rescue the mouse who once saved Anton's life. Boarding one of the monstrous machines the mice call "landships," the brothers travel to the Wild West. Along the way Cecil is tossed out onto the prairie by the train's conductor, only to face bison, prairie dogs, and a boy who would make him a pet. Meanwhile, Anton meets a ferret friend who warns of stampeding herds, rattlesnakes, and fierce, enormous cats. Facing such danger, can Anton and Cecil find the courage and wit to save Hieronymus? Praise for Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea: "The plot is carefully woven, the vocabulary rich and distinctive, and the characters engaging." -Kirkus Reviews "Enchanting . . . [Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin] effortlessly submerge readers in the setting." -Shelf Awareness for Readers "Children who like animal fantasies such as Avi's Poppy will find much to enjoy here." -School Library JournalShow more
Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best selling classic. Now with bonus materials! Two pink flamingos. A whole family of plaster skunks. Joe Burton's dad loves those tacky lawn ornaments. But then he brings home two ugly lawn gnomes. And that's when the trouble starts. Late at night, When everyone's asleep. Someone's creeping in the garden. Whispering nasty things. Smashing melons. Squashing tomatoes. No way two dumb old lawn ornaments could be causing all the trouble? Is there?Show more
In the second book of this new, highly illustrated middle grade series by the nationally syndicated cartoonist of "In the Bleachers," Steve reprises his role as perpetual bench-warmer. Perfect for fans of Timmy Failure and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates, underdogs, and bench-warmers everywhere. Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. That's just a fact. And this season, Steve and his friends are ready to sit on the sidelines of the Spiro T. Agnew Middle school football field. But then they stumble upon an old-school video game controller, and they become convinced it can control sports plays. With it, Steve might become King of Football too! Oh, and if you're wondering why Steve would write a book and tell complete strangers about a mysterious magic device that pretty much controlled his first season on the football team, too bad! It's a strict rule when writing a book that you have to build suspense first.Show more
"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."-James Patterson The second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman. The clones of Project Osiris are free-but they're being hunted. . . . After their narrow escape from their "perfect" hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars-are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be? What they discover will change everything, leading them straight into the Plastic Works and the heart of the experiment, in order to uncover the deadly criminals they're cloned from-and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth. But the outside world isn't exactly what they expected-strangers aren't just unfriendly, they're dangerous. And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom-and trapped in Serenity for good. On a breakneck journey from Jackson Hole to a maximum security prison-Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik will stop at nothing to take Project Osiris down.Show more
A long time ago, when everything was still perfect.... Adam and Eve lived harmoniously with the fruits and vegetables in the Garden of Eden. Until one day, a serpent tempted them to eat the forbidden fruit, which made God angry. As a punishment for their sin, they were banished from the magnificent garden. And they brought along some seeds of the fruits and vegetables from God's paradise. That's when all the adventures began. In 1937, Christel Decker Bresko was born in Germany. She's the eldest among three children. Her father served in the German Army until 1945, the year he became a prisoner of war after being captured in Moscow, Russia. Her mother took care of the family as they experience sickness, hunger, and growing pains. Christel came to England in 1957. She studied the English language by herself while working as a nursemaid for an old lady with MS. After a year, she enrolled in a nursing program and received her degree in 1962. After everything she's been through, her passion to see the world never ceased. And that's one of the reasons why she came to the USA in 1968. When she found a home in the states, she created her own family with her husband, Bill.Show more
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