Upcoming Events

Heidi Sprouse will be visiting us on Saturday September 13, 2014 from 1-3PM
She will be signing and discussing her new title

"Lightning Can Strike Twice" and "All the Little Things"



ISBN-13: 9780062224071
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers, 9/2013

The Publisher says: Newbery Medalist Gaiman teams with artist Young for a hilarious story of time travel. While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space. Illustrations.

Patty says: I knew this book is targeted to 8-12 year olds when I picked it up. I am a big believer that adults can and should read everything that catches their eye. There is a Stregasaurus flying a hot air balloon on the cover. How could I not read it? It is about this father who goes out to buy milk for his kids (because they have nothing to eat their cereal with) and runs into some interesting obsticles along the way. It is a really wonderful story with fantastic illustrations and I believe every kid (no matter what age) should read this book to their father (or vice versa). 

New Releases

ISBN-13: 9780525426363
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers, 1/2014

A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther's story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel "The Fault in Our Stars "to her.


Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the non-profit organization This Star Won't Go Out (tswgo.org), whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child living with cancer. Together Wayne and Lori have created a financial and emotional support system for more than 50 families struggling with childhood cancer, giving out nearly $100,000, from purchases of TSWGO bracelets, through donations given individually, at LeakyCon, and Project for Awesome; and by fabulous fundraisers planned and implemented by individuals and groups. TSWGO also funds occasional projects that fit their mission statement, such as sponsoring events for children with cancer, giving financial support to pediatric cancer research, and other related projects.


ISBN-13: 9780670024780
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Published: Viking, 1/2014
From the celebrated author of "The Secret Life of Bees," a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world--and it is now the newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke's daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.
Kidd's sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women's rights movements.
Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful's cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.
This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

Carthage (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780062208125
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Published: Ecco Press, 1/2014

A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice, and the atrocities of war from Joyce Carol Oates, "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation)

Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects--a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever.

Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance.

Dark and riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human capacity for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if it's ever truly possible to come home again.

ISBN-13: 9781250018656
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 1/2014
In the intrigue-filled follow up to "Weather Witch, " Jordan Astraea, once a young Philadelphia lady of good social standing, is now in the final stages of her brutal training to become a Conductor--the Weather Witch who serves as a living battery to keep the massive airliner Artemesia aloft. Meanwhile, Rowen, determined to rescue her after losing his only other true friend and being wanted for murder, has found himself forced aboard a much different air vessel, this one manned by a dangerous crew and carrying a cargo so treasonous, that, if finding its destination, will herald a storm of revolution for the still young United States.
With a spirit for adventure, romance, fantastic world building and cunning imagination, Shannon Delany delivers the sensational follow up to "Weather Witch" in "Stormbringer," the second book of the trilogy.

ISBN-13: 9780670012091
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers, 1/2014
For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.
Will being back home help Andy's PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? "The Impossible Knife of Memory" is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

The Almost Girl (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781908844804
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Strange Chemistry, 1/2014
Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. But coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There's no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.
Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows. Riven isn't prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn't sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.
Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren't always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?

Big Girl Panties (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780062224859
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Published: William Morrow & Company, 1/2014
Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich is a rollicking and poignant romantic comedy about a young widow who decides to get in shape...and winds up getting her groove back--and a whole lot more! Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband's illness and death. Now she's alone at age thirty-two. And she weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Much as she dreads the thought of working out, Holly knows she needs to put on her big girl panties and see if she can sweat out some of her grief. Soon, the easy intimacy and playful banter of their training sessions lead Logan and Holly to most intense and steamy workouts. But can Holly and Logan go the distance as a couple now that she's met her goals--and other men are noticing?

ISBN-13: 9780143121558
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Published: Penguin Books, 10/2013
The English translation of Pancol's runaway French bestseller is a satisfying Cinderella story. Middle-aged Josephine has hit bottom: she's thrown out her husband for cheating with a younger woman and now must support their daughters on a researcher's salary while the rest of her wealthy family take jabs at her choices. Her teenage daughter, Hortense, emerges as a confident and driven sexual powerhouse who treats her dowdy mother with angry contempt. But Josephine's socialite sister, Iris, has connections in the publishing world and proposes a bargain: Josephine will use her knowledge of the 12th century to write a novel; the money will go to her and the credit to Iris. Pancol is at her most interesting when she writes about Josephine's financial worries and the anxiety that hangs over the family; the giddy relief when money comes her way is delicious. Other elements are more formulaic the highlighted hair, the gorgeous new lover, the best friend with secret reserves of wealth and a great deal of influence. The too-literal translation often doesn't make sense of French idioms (one likens Josephine's stepfather to an "old toad on a matchbox"). But nevermind the toads; the stars are aligned in Josephine's favor, and readers will stay with her until the glass slipper is firmly back on her foot. (Jan.) Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.

Shannon Delany Signed Copies

We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Shannon Delany to  offer signed copies of the 13 to Life series. Each copy is actually signed (not stamped) by Shannon so there will be slight variations from the photos below. If you want a copy personalized to a specific person you can email us at momsbook@citlink.net or call (518) 736-2665. Please note that specialized copies might take a little longer to ship but you will be updated when they do. 

Model: 9780312609146S
Jessica's life seemed difficult enough since the sudden loss of her mother, but meeting Pietr Rusakova turns her world upside down again. Pietr is far more than good looks and an interesting accent; he has secrets.

Model: 9780312609153S
The supernatural stakes are higher than ever now that more than just werewolves prowl the town of Junction--friendships will be formed, choices will be made, and allies may become enemies.

Model: 9780312609160S
Locked away at Pecan Place, Jessie struggles to stay safe and sane while Pietr, although fighting to keep their relationship alive, makes a deal he dare not tell Jessie about in hopes of saving his mother.

Model: 9780312624460S
In the fourth novel of Delany's acclaimed series, Jessica and Rusakovas are fighting to overcome one of their biggest challenges yet--the possibility of a cure for lycanthropy.

Model: 9780312625184S
In this final volume in the series, Pietr and Jessie find themselves caught in a pack war with a new breed of werewolf.

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