Otto lives in a book and is happiest when his story is being read. Otto is no ordinary storybook character: when no one is looking, he comes to life! Otto loves to walk off of his book's pages, but when his book is taken away while Otto is off exploring, the book bear sets off on a grand adventure to find a new home. Except...it's an awfully big world for such a small bear and Otto misses his warm book. Will Otto ever find the perfect home? With sweet, timeless illustrations and a story that will have young readers watching their bookshelves in hopes of spotting wandering book creatures, this charming story is sure to delight book lovers everywhere.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Folsom has a knack for meeting the needs of others. Jackie works as the head front desk clerk at the Lazy Daisy Inn. She is a woman that will give her soul to see others succeed. She lives in New Mexico and is disconnected from her family due to a shaded past. Her life is simple, no children, at work all day, and coming home to a man who enjoys video games, dry sex, and smoking. When Eni H. Kendall, a true gentleman, smooth with his words, and mysterious enters the scene, Jackie is feeling him. But there is just one problem, he solicits her to help him find a wife. Now Jackie finds herself in a dilemma; stuck with Mr. Open Relationship, considering Mr. Right, and meanwhile longing for Mr. Perfect.
With all the tumultuous events of her life, would she be able to help Eni before the agreed upon deadline? Does she choose the man who would do anything for her or the man who is everything to her? Can an imperfect woman help the perfect man get what he really needs?
We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there’s nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure—until, of course, they don’t. But What If We’re Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.”
In cut-paper artist Nikki McClure’s latest picture book, a kitten practices the basics of feline behavior over the course of a day.
A single word of text per spread teaches readers “how to be a cat”—how to stretch, clean, pounce, feast—while the striking paper cuts illustrate the kitten’s attempts to imitate an adult cat’s mastery of each skill. At times the kitten triumphantly succeeds, and at other times the kitten struggles, in vignettes that range from whimsical to profound. A celebration of all things feline, How to Be a Cat also tells a universal story of mastering life skills, and of the sometimes tender, sometimes stern relationship between parent and child, teacher and pupil. Cat lovers of all ages will connect to this loving portrayal of a mentor-student relationship. Praise for How to Be a Cat STARRED REVIEWS "Purrrrfect for beginning readers and little artists with an eye for fine cut-paper compositions and craftsmanship." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A delightful picture book in every way. Beginning with the paw-print endpapers, youngsters will know that they are in for an adventure. The simplicity and flow of page design are beautifully done as viewers follow a kitten and his mother as she teaches him basic feline behavior." —School Library Journal, starred review "McClure's cut-paper spreads can be mesmerizing." —Publishers Weekly "McClure wonderfully captures the shape and movement of the feline form, and kids will also enjoy pointing out the blue and white butterflies and the black-capped chickadee that also appear on several pages." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Perfect for cat lovers of all ages, the book helps us reconnect with memories of our own jouney of growth and learning." —Cat Fancy
Amanda She hated being on Mars, even before the dragons woke up. Now that the alien shifters dominate the red planet, Amanda Cain can’t wait to get home. Even her sister coming out to scavenge alien technology from the Martian ruins, doesn’t give her enough of a reason to stay! When Amanda meets Markath, all of that changes. The tall, brooding alien is different from the rest, and the way he looks at her makes her shiver with desire. As much as she wants to keep away from him, Amanda can't keep the warrior out of her thoughts - or her dreams... Is his presence in her life, enough to overcome her fears and make her stay with him? Markath A warrior haunted by the fall of his civilisation, Markath doesn’t think much of humans - until he meets Amanda. Something about the beautiful doctor speaks to him, and it can’t just be chance. Fate has brought them together! But will it also snatch her away? Amanda wants to go back to Earth, and Markath can’t abandon what’s left of his people on Mars... When Amanda’s sister is trapped while investigating an alien ruin, she and Markath rush to the rescue. Trapped together in an abandoned settlement, will their feelings for each other win out… or will their fears tear them apart? No cheating, no cliffhanger - just a steamy dragon shifter science fiction romance with a happy ever after! DRAGON GUARDIAN'S MATCH is BOOK 3 of the DRAGONS OF MARS. You don't have to read them in order to understand the plot, but it will be a richer experience if you do!
Why everyone LOVES Katie Ellison She's top of the class, she parties with the A-list she's bursting with talent - and she's got the kind of boyfriend any girl would kill to get their hands on. Why everyone HATES Tommy Sullivan Four years ago he exposed the football team as cheats - and had to leave town, along with his family. But the graffiti branding him a freak still scares the gymnasium wall and no one has EVER forgotten. Now Tommy's back in town But he's very far from being a freak. In fact, Tom's hot - TOTALLY hot. And if Katie's not very careful he could ruin everything.
“Prepare to be disturbed and blown away. The stuff is remarkable, amazing.”—Los Angeles Times Good-Bye is the third in a series of collected short stories from Drawn & Quarterly by the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, whose previous work has been selected for several annual “top 10” lists, including those compiled by Amazon and Time.com. Drawn in 1971 and 1972, these stories expand the prolific artist’s vocabulary for characters contextualized by themes of depravity and disorientation in twentieth-century Japan. Some of the tales focus on the devastation the country felt directly as a result of World War II: a prostitute loses all hope when American GIs go home to their wives; a man devotes twenty years of his life to preserving the memory of those killed at Hiroshima, only to discover a horrible misconception at the heart of his tribute. Yet, while American influence does play a role in the disturbing and bizarre stories contained within this volume, it is hardly the overriding theme. A philanthropic foot fetishist, a rash-ridden retiree, and a lonely public onanist are but a few of the characters etching out darkly nuanced lives in the midst of isolated despair and fleeting pleasure.