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Spider-Gwen, Vol. 2: Weapon of Choice ( Spider-Gwen Vol. 2)

 

Gwen’s life is turned upside down after the SPIDER-WOMAN event at the worst time ever as Captain Frank Castle is bearing down on her. Does she stand a chance against Castle’s punishment?

 

Learn more about Gwendolyn Stacey and the marvel franchise here: http://marvel.com/comics/collection/55677/spider-gwen_vol_2_weapon_of_choice_trade_paperback

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Anthologies You Should Checkout!

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

By by Kelly Link (Editor, Contributor), Gavin J. Grant (Goodreads Author) (Editor), M.T. Anderson, Holly Black (Goodreads Author), Libba Bray (Goodreads Author), Shawn Cheng, Cassandra Clare (Goodreads Author), Cory Doctorow , Dylan Horrocks (Goodreads Author), Kathleen Jennings(Goodreads Author), Elizabeth Knox (Goodreads Author), Garth Nix (Goodreads Author), Christopher Rowe, Delia Sherman (Goodreads Author), Ysabeau S. Wilce

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Fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, from Appalachia, ancient Rome, future Australia, and alternate California, create alternate universes where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers craft and re-craft a world of automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, Utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans solve crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships.

 

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

By By Stephanie Perkins (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Leigh Bardugo (Goodreads Author), Francesca Lia Block (Goodreads Author), Libba Bray (Goodreads Author), Cassandra Clare (Goodreads Author), Brandy Colbert (Goodreads Author), Tim Federle (Goodreads Author), Lev Grossman (Goodreads Author) ,Nina LaCour (Goodreads Author), Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author), Jon Skovron (Goodreads Author), Jennifer E. Smith (Goodreads Author)

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Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

 

Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom

By John Joseph Adams (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Tamora Pierce(Goodreads Author) (Foreword), Joe R. Lansdale, Gregory Manchess(Illustrator), David Barr Kirtley (Goodreads Author), Robin Wasserman(Goodreads Author), Misako Rocks! (Illustrator), Theodora Goss (Goodreads Author) , Joe Sutphin (Illustrator), Austin Grossman (Goodreads Author), Meinert Hansen (Illustrator), Tom Daly (Illustrator), Genevieve Valentine, Molly Crabapple (Goodreads Author) (Illustrator), Garth Nix (Goodreads Author), Mike Cavallaro (Illustrator), Chris Claremont, John Picacio(Illustrator), S.M. Stirling, Jeff Carlisle (Illustrator), Catherynne M. Valente(Goodreads Author), Michael Wm. Kaluta (Illustrator), Daren Bader(Illustrator), L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Goodreads Author), Charles Vess (Illustrator), Peter S. Beagle (Goodreads Author), Jeremy Bashian (Illustrator), Tobias S. Buckell (Goodreads Author), Chrissie Zulls (Illustrator), Richard A. Lupoff, Jonathan Maberry (Goodreads Author)
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Readers of all ages have read and loved Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series since the first book, A Princess of Mars, was published in 1912. Now, in time for the 100th anniversary of that seminal work, comes an anthology of original stories featuring John Carter of Mars in brand-new adventures. Collected by veteran anthology editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features stories from titans of literature such as Peter S. Beagle and Garth Nix and original art from Mark Zug, Charles Vess, and many more—plus an introduction by Tamora Pierce and a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff.

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Women in Comics

March is Women’s history Month and what better way to kick off the month than with some comics! Enjoy this article provided by The Hub about women in comics!

“Comics may not necessarily seem like a natural fit for music fans, but in reality there are a number of great (and in some cases, even iconic) bands in comics. Best of all, many of these comics feature female musicians and are written or illustrated by women. This list collects a few of the best…”

via Women in Comics: Let The Music Play — The Hub

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27883214Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Learn more about the author and her projects here:http://stephaniegarberauthor.com/author/

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe

By North Henderson

roof that we’re living in the best of all possible worlds: THERE’S GONNA BE A SQUIRREL GIRL GRAPHIC NOVEL! It’s a stand-alone adventure that’s both great for new Squirrel Girl readers, and also for people who ALREADY know about how she can talk to squirrels and also punch really well! Behold: a story so HUGE it demanded a graphic novel! A story so NUTS that it incorporates BOTH senses of that word (insanity AND the weird hard fruit thingies) (they’re fruits, did you know that?) (I didn’t until I looked them up just now, so looks like we’re all learning science from this solicit text for a comic book!) Squirrel Girl has defeated Thanos, Galactus, and Doctor Doom. TWICE. But in this all-new graphic novel, she’ll encounter her most dangerous, most powerful, most unbeatable enemy yet: HERSELF. Specifically, an evil duplicate made possible through mad science (both computer and regular) as well as some Bad Decisions. In other words, SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! YES. I CAN’T WAIT, AND I’M THE GUY WRITING IT.

Check out a preview of the book here: https://news.marvel.com/comics/26532/go_nuts_for_a_preview_of_squirrel_girls_first_graphic_novel/

 

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The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

By Natasha Farrant

Lydia is the youngest of the five Bennet girls. She’s stubborn, never listens, and can’t seem to keep her mouth shut–not that she would want to anyway. She’s bored with her country life and wishes her older sisters would pay her attention . . . for once!

Luckily, the handsome Wickham arrives at Longbourn to sweep her off her feet. Lydia’s not going to let him know THAT, of course, especially since he only seems to be interested in friendship. But when they both decide to summer in the fasionable seaside town of Brighton, their paths become entangled again.

At the seaside, Lydia also finds exciting new ways of life and a pair of friends who offer her a future she never dreamed of. Lydia finally understands what she really wants. But can she get it?

Not quite sure if you want to read this? Check out teenreads review of the book! http://www.teenreads.com/reviews/the-secret-diary-of-lydia-bennet

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Check out Discover’s Article “Finding Michelle Kwan:A Black Boy’s Childhood on Ice”

By Dennis Norris II Long before it actually happened, I tried to tell the world that I was a figure skater. I tried on Saturday afternoons, back in the nineties when skating was on TV every weekend. I tried by pushing all the furniture to the edges of the living room. I tried by learning […]

via Finding Michelle Kwan: A Black Boy’s Childhood on Ice — Awesome Sports Project

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Kids of Appetite

By David Arnold

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.
It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.

This is a story about:

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling in love with a painting.
12. Falling in love with a song.
13. Falling in love.

If you’d like to hear about the author’s view on this book as well as his other book Mosquitoland  go here:https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aWQbX_2Zbc

 

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange Prelude

By Corona Pilgrim, Jorge Fornes

The Doctor will see you now! Ahead of the Master of the Mystic Arts’ major motion picture, meet the cinematic Stephen Strange -the man who will one day be Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme – in this prelude adventure! Plus, magical stories from Doctor Strange’s comic book history, from his sensational origin to his entry into the modern Marvel era! The mysterious Ancient One may have much to teach the wounded surgeon Strange – unless the malevolent Mordo has his way! The Doctor faces the nefarious Nightmare and takes an incredible journey back to the very dawn of time. But when he gets shot, can the Night Nurse save his life?

Learn more about Doctor Strange at Marvel’s website: https://marvel.com/doctorstrange#hands-of-god-section

 

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! (So let’s read some books about them!)

It’s raining, it’s pouring but you’re not snoring! Try out some of these books during this rainy day in support of animals! We’re focusing on helping animals this month with accepting donations of pet food and pet supplies as well as holding a charity event called Puppy Love! We’ll have all sorts of fun activities planned as well as some fluffy guests! We even have a cupcake decorating competition where the winner will decide which local animal shelter get’s a money donation from the Junior Friends!

If you would like to share some love this month then please register!

https://docs.google.com/a/glencarbonlibrary.org/forms/d/1UskJ1HAkgRN919AucSR3q5iYKY16FvSBj5yvPOyDb2A/viewform?edit_requested=true

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The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey

One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy has sold nearly 15 million copies since 1942, making it one of the most popular children’s books of all time. Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.

 

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Dewey:There’s a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter

The story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure.

When Librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey loves his new home, but once he discovers the littlest library visitors-who like to chase him, pull his tail, and squeeze him extra tight-Dewey begins to wonder if he’s truly cut out for the demands of his new job. In the end, he is triumphant as he realizes that helping people big and small is what he is meant to do, and that by sharing his special brand of Dewey love, he can be the best library cat of all.

 

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A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

 

 

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here?

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

 

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Into the Wild (Warriors #1) by Erin Hunter

 

For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying– and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty . . . who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.

 

3153910 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Darth Stein

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life…as only a dog could tell it.