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5-minute horse stories

5-minute horse stories

2022

Join Belle as she finds a friend for Philippe, go on a wild ride with Merida, compete in the Polo Games with Jasmine-- and more! Each story is the ideal length to be read aloud in five minutes, perfect for bedtime, story time or anytime!

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The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys

2022

A crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet, becoming model citizens. Never have there been five friends as infamous as these guys, dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused "muscle" Mr. Piranha and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka "Webs." But when, after years of countless heists and being the world's most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to save them all from prison: they will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, they set out to fool the world that they've been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he's always secretly longed for: acceptance. So, when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become The Good Guys?

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The catch

The catch

Harris, Lisa, 1969- author
2022

An Amber Alert meant to rescue a child puts two lives in danger, forcing Madison and Jonas into a race to find a woman who wants to stay hidden, a baby who needs to be found, and a murderer they've been tracking for years.

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Claiming her legacy

Claiming her legacy

Goodnight, Linda, author
2022

With her family's legacy on the line, a woman with everything to lose must rely on a man hiding from his past... Oklahoma, 1890 Frontier women don't ride off alone to track an outlaw--not even women as capable as tomboy spinster Willa Malone. But Willa desperately needs the bounty money offered for her father's killer if she's to keep their homestead and take care of her sisters. That means she needs an expert tracker's help. Gideon Hartley has the skill, but the handsome trail guide also has a troubling secret... Gideon has spent years trying to numb his pain with whiskey. Little by little, their quest--and Willa's belief in him--is restoring the sense of purpose he thought he'd lost. Journeying into the heart of danger, they'll have to face down the past together if they hope to protect their future...

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Daughters of the occupation : a novel

Daughters of the occupation : a novel

Sanders, Shelly, 1964- author
2022

When Miriam and her family are rounded up and forced to live in the Jewish ghetto in Riga, Miriam chooses to give up her children to the care of a Gentile friend who will hide them. A few weeks later, Miriam, along with thousands of other Jews, is marched to the execution pits in the Rumbula forest. Incredibly, she manages to escape the carnage when night falls. Consumed by guilt, she is finally reunited with her daughter. But she has lost her son. Thirty-five years later, Miriam's granddaughter, Sarah, is seeking to understand her maternal family history. Miriam does not want to revisit the past, but through persistence Sarah eventually finds out enough to impel her to travel to Riga to search for her uncle. But it is the height of the Cold War and Riga is under Soviet control. Now Sarah's quest for the truth may threaten her freedom when she comes face to face with the KGB.

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Dirt Creek : a novel

Dirt Creek : a novel

Scrivenor, Hayley, author
2022

When twelve-year-old Esther disappears on the way home from school in a small town in rural Australia, the community is thrown into a maelstrom of suspicion and grief. As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels arrives in town during the hottest spring in decades and begins her investigation, Esther's tenacious best friend, Ronnie, is determined to find Esther and bring her home. When schoolfriend Lewis tells Ronnie that he saw Esther with a strange man at the creek the afternoon she went missing, Ronnie feels she is one step closer to finding her. But why is Lewis refusing to speak to the police? And who else is lying about how much they know about what has happened to Esther?

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Double puppy trouble

Double puppy trouble

McKellar, Danica, author
2022

Told in rhyming text, Moxie Jo is a girl who always wants more and does not like sharing with her younger brother, so when she finds a magic stick that doubles whatever she points it at she is delighted--until she points it at her puppy and the button gets stuck.

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Girls of flight city : inspired by true events, a novel of WWII, the Royal Air Force, and Texas

Girls of flight city : inspired by true events, a novel of WWII, the Royal Air Force, and Texas

Heath, Lorraine, author
2022

"1941. A talented flier, Jessie Lovelace yearns for a career in aviation. When the civilian flight school in her small Texas town begins to clandestinely train British pilots for the RAF, she fights to become an instructor. But the task isn't without its perils of near-misses and death. Faced with the weight of her responsibilities, she finds solace with a British officer who knows firsthand the heavy price paid in war ... until he returns to the battles he never truly left behind. Rhonda Monroe might not be skilled in the air but can give a trainee a wild ride in a flight simulator. Fearing little, she dares to jeopardize everything for a forbidden relationship with a charismatic airman ... Innocent and fun-loving Kitty Lovelace, Jessie's younger sister, adores dancing with these charming newcomers, realizing too late the risks they pose to her heart. As the war intensifies and America becomes involved, the Girls of Flight City do their part to bring a victorious end to the conflict, pouring all their energy into preparing the young cadets to take to the skies and defeat the dangers that await. And lives from both sides of the Atlantic will be forever changed by love and loss ..." -- Back cover.

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In the beautiful country

In the beautiful country

Kuo, Jane, author
2022

Arriving in America, the so-called beautiful country, Anna, a young Taiwanese girl, finds it anything but beautiful as she and her family struggle to make a place for themselves in this world and learn the true meaning of home.

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Judy Moody and the missing mood ring

Judy Moody and the missing mood ring

McDonald, Megan, author
2022

"Judy Moody is freaky for Nancy Drew, the famous girl detective from the book series. Nancy Drew is an ace at solving mysteries with brains, bravery, and bobby pins, and Judy is determined to solve mysteries too. So when Judy bumps into Mighty Fantaskey, she is excited to meet another Nancy Drew fan and to make a new friend. Excited, that is, until she visits Mighty's house: it's big and old and creaky and definitely haunted. It even turns Judy's mood ring the color of fear! On Judy's first visit, she hightails it out of there, leaving Mighty in the dust. But where is Judy's favorite ring? Jeepers! Can Judy pluck up enough courage to go back and find it-and solve the real-life mystery waiting in Mighty's attic?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Memphis : a novel

Memphis : a novel

Stringfellow, Tara M., author
2022

"In the summer of 1995, ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father's violence to the only place they have left: her mother's ancestral home in Memphis. Half a century ago, Joan's grandfather built this majestic house for her grandmother--only to be lynched, days after becoming the first Black detective in Memphis, by his all-white police squad. This wasn't the first time violence altered the course of Joan's family's trajectory, and given who lives inside this house now, she knows it won't be the last. When her aunt opens the door, Joan sees the cousin who once brutally assaulted her. Over the next few years, she is determined not just to survive, but to find something to dream for. Longing to become an artist, she pours her rage and grief into sketching portraits of the women in her life--including old Miss Dawn from down the street, who seems to know something about curses."-- Provided by publisher.

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Montana story

Montana story

2022

Follows the story of an estranged brother and sister who confront their family's traumatic past after returning home to a ranch in Montana.

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Mothers and daughters

Mothers and daughters

James, Erica, 1960-, author
2022

Her eldest daughter, Martha, is sensible and determined and just like her father was and very much in control of where her life is going. If she could just get pregnant with her husband, life would be perfect. Willow, the youngest, was always more sunny and easy-going, yet drifted through life, much to her father's frustration. But now, with charming new boyfriend, Rick, she has a very good reason to settle down. The three women are as close as can be. But there are things Naomi has kept from her daughters. Like the arrival of Ellis, a long-lost friend from way back, now bringing the fun and spark back into her life. And she's certainly never told them that her marriage to their father wasn't quite what it seemed...

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Mr. Perfect on paper : a novel

Mr. Perfect on paper : a novel

Meltzer, Jean, author
2022

As the creator and CEO of the popular Jewish dating app J-Mate, matchmaker Dara Rabinowitz knows the formula for lasting love. When it comes to her own love life, she's been idling indefinitely. Until charming news anchor Chris Steadfast proposes they turn Dara's search into must-see TV. As a non-Jewish single dad, Chris doesn't check any of Dara's boxes. If only Chris could ignore his own pesky attraction to Dara - a task much easier said than done when Dara starts questioning if "perfect on paper" can compete with how hard she's falling for Chris.

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Our crooked hearts : a novel

Our crooked hearts : a novel

Albert, Melissa, author
2022

Told in alternating voices, years after it began, seventeen-year-old Ivy and her mom Dana's shared story comes down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should have messed with.

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Pete the Cat and the mysterious smell

Pete the Cat and the mysterious smell

Dean, Kim, 1969- author
2022

Pete the Cat fans will giggle along as Pete and his friends track down the source of a peculiar smell in this cool new book by New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team Kimberly and James Dean. Includes over 30 rockin' stickers! Pete and his friends are so excited because it's pizza day at school! But before they can enjoy their delicious meal, they notice a peculiar smell. Pete and his friends decide to investigate. They suspect it could be rotten radishes, stinky socks, or trash from the dumpsters. But after checking the salad bar, gym, and playground they still can't find the source of the smell. Will Pete and his friends ever track down the stink?

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Pete the cat's not so groovy day

Pete the cat's not so groovy day

Dean, Kim, 1969- author
2022

"Pete the Cat is having a bad day: his best shirt is dirty, he left his crayons at home, and he's late for school. What will it take for Pete to turn his not so groovy day into a cool one after all? Find out in this Level I Can Read book complete with original illustrations from the creators of Pete the Cat, Kimberly and James Dean. Pete the Cat's Not So Groovy Day is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own."-- Amazon.

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The road to me : a novel

The road to me : a novel

Drake, Laura, 1954- author
2022

"Jacqueline Oliver is an indie perfumer, trying to bury her ravaged childhood by shoveling ground under her own feet. Then she gets a call she dreads-the hippie grandmother she bitterly resents was apprehended when police busted a charlatan shaman's sweat lodge. Others scattered, but Nellie was slowed by her walker, and the fact that she was wearing nothing but a few Mardi-Gras beads. Jacqueline is her only kin, so, like it or not, she's responsible. Despite being late developing next year's scent, Jacqueline drops everything to travel to Arizona and pick up her free-range grandma. But the Universe conspires to set them on a Route 66 road trip together. What Jacqueline discovers out there could not only heal the scars of her childhood but open her to a brighter future"-- Provided by publisher.

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Sangeet and the missing beat

Sangeet and the missing beat

Kaur, Kiranjot, author
2022

Sangeet loves music, and she's good at composing it, too. Her favourite instrument is the tabla. One day, Sangeet hears all kinds of noises everywhere and together, they have the most incredible beat. But when she tries to play it on her tabla-- something is missing! Will Sangeet be able to find her Missing Beat?

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Score! : my first hockey game

Score! : my first hockey game

Ryan, Tanner, author
2022

This fun, informative, and action-packed illustrated sports book for toddlers features the game of the year: the Penguins vs. the Otters! Each spread introduces hockey terms, gear, players, and referees within the context of the story of a 3-period game between all-animal teams. Read along as the two teams face off, flick the puck across the ice, check each other (safely!) and even get penalties. Who's going to win? It will all be decided by a last-minute power play!

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Search : a novel

Search : a novel

Huneven, Michelle, 1953-, author
2022

"This novel, written in the form of a memoir, follows the members of a search committee as they seek a new pastor for their church congregation. The narrator is a restaurant-review writer; meals at local restaurants and in committee members' homes occur in the course of the story. Recipes for twenty-five of the dishes are included" -- Provided by publisher.

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See you someday soon

See you someday soon

Miller, Pat Zietlow, author
2022

A child imagines ways to connect with their grandmother who lives far way.

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She's up to no good : a novel

She's up to no good : a novel

Confino, Sara Goodman, author
2022

Four years into her marriage, Jenna is blindsided when her husband asks for a divorce. With time on her hands and her life in flux, she agrees to accompany her eccentric grandmother, Evelyn, on a road trip to the seaside Massachusetts town where much of their family history was shaped. As the secrets and truths of Evelyn's past unfold, Jenna discovers a new side of her grandmother, and of herself, that she never knew existed - and learns that the possibilities for healing can come at the most unexpected times in a woman's life.

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Unplugged

Unplugged

Korman, Gordon, author
2021

Relates, in multiple voices, the adventures of a group of youngsters at an electronics-free wellness camp where wealthy, spoiled Jett, leads other campers in trying to stop a criminal.

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