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Top Choices This Week At The Parker Library

Dec 06, 2016 02:48PM ● By Bill Gilman

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Parker Library - This Week's Top Choices


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down More Info  Borrow
By Jeff Kinney. From Amulet Books.
 (311 reviews)   Amazon rank #1  
The latest book in the phenomenally successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by bestselling author Jeff Kinney will go on sale on November 1, 2016. One of the most anticipated books of the year, tens of millions of fans all over the world eagerly await this newest installment—the eleventh book in the series. There are now more than 165 million copies of the books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in print globally.
Finding Dory More Info  Borrow
From Walt Disney Studios.
Amazon rank #8  
Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.
Hell Or High Water More Info  Borrow
From Lionsgate.
Amazon rank #183  
Toby is a divorced father who's trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that's about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who's only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who's not ready to ride off into the sunset.
Alice Through the Looking Glass More Info  Borrow
From Walt Disney Studios.
Amazon rank #209  
After slipping through a mirror, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself back in Underland with the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Her friends tell her that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is in a funk over the loss of his family. Hoping to save his loved ones, Alice steals the Chronosphere from Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) to travel into the past. While there, she encounters the younger Hatter and the evil Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter).
Mechanic: Resurrection More Info  Borrow
From Lionsgate.
Amazon rank #282  
Living under cover in Brazil, master assassin Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) springs back into action after an old enemy (Sam Hazeldine) kidnaps the woman (Jessica Alba) he loves. To save her life, Bishop must kill an imprisoned African warlord, a human trafficker (Toby Eddington) and an arms dealer (Tommy Lee Jones), all while making the deaths look like accidents. When things don't go exactly as planned, Bishop turns the tables on the people who forced him out of retirement.
War Dogs More Info  Borrow
From Warner Home Video.
Amazon rank #718  
Three young stoners from Florida win a lucrative Department of Defense contract through which they supply poor-grade ammunition to Afghanistan's military before being caught by Pentagon investigators.
Warm Hearts Day: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #5) More Info  Borrow
By Rebecca Elliott. From Scholastic Inc..
 (3 reviews)   Amazon rank #575  
Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #5, it's almost Warm Hearts Day! Everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva LOVES crafting, so she creates all sorts of fun gifts and treats for her friends.
Sugar and Spice (Whatever After #10)More Info  Borrow
By Sarah Mlynowski. From Scholastic Press.
 (2 reviews)   Amazon rank #966  
That's the way the cookie crumbles!

Yum! Our magic mirror has dropped me and my brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If we're lucky, we may even get to taste the cake-house...

But we didn't count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, and Jonah and I have taken their place. And the witch is making a kid casserole for dinner...
The Durrells in Corfu More Info  Borrow
By Masterpiece: Durrells in Corfu. From Pbs (Direct).
Amazon rank #1,505  
Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs) stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21, on this six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Second Season Uncut More Info  Borrow
From Buena Vista Home Entertainment.
Amazon rank #1,846  
The medical drama's second season could be diagnosed as bipolar; in other words, it got much worse and much better at the same time. Whiny, self-involved surgical intern Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), arguably the weakest spot in the otherwise likeable ensemble, had already left viewers annoyed. But season two, in which Meredith coped with being dumped by her married McDreamy (a.k.a. neurosurgeon Derek, a.k.a. Patrick Dempsey) by excessive drinking, sleeping around, gazing like a sad puppy and--unforgivable!--breaking the heart of longtime admirer/friend George (the cuddly T. R. Knight), could have alienated audiences for good.
A Woodland Wedding (Owl Diaries #3): A Branches Book More Info  Borrow
By Rebecca Elliott. From Scholastic Inc..
 (31 reviews)   Amazon rank #2,765  
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Eva's teacher, Miss Featherbottom, is getting married. All of her students have been invited to the wedding. And Eva starts a Secret Wedding Planners Club! But before Miss Featherbottom walks down the aisle, her necklace goes missing. Eva wants to help! She quickly turns her Wedding Planners Club into a Detectives Club.
A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five More Info  Borrow
By George R.R. Martin. From Bantam.
 (19,411 reviews)   Amazon rank #3,199  


In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way east—with new allies who may not be the ragtag band they seem.
Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle More Info  Borrow
By Dana Simpson. From Andrews McMeel Publishing.
 (353 reviews)   Amazon rank #3,351  
A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn?

It all started when Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection? Indeed they can, and that's how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds.
Genie in a Bottle (Whatever After)More Info  Borrow
By Sarah Mlynowski. From Scholastic Press.
 (22 reviews)   Amazon rank #5,439  
The next installment of this New York Times bestselling series takes Abby and Jonah into the story of Aladdin!

Abby and her little brother, Jonah, have a magic mirror in their basement that takes them to different fairy tales ― which they always wind up messing up. But sometimes, it's for the better: Snow White doesn't eat the apple, Cinderella gets a job she loves. In this enchanting ninth installment, the siblings fall into the story of Aladdin. They're excited to be in this world of magic carpets and genies . . .
Unicorn vs. Goblins: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure More Info  Borrow
By Dana Simpson. From Andrews McMeel Publishing.
 (103 reviews)   Amazon rank #7,527  
Not every kid skips a rock across a pond and winds up with a unicorn best friend, right? The popular friendship of Phoebe and Her Unicorn is back for a third collection of adventures so heavenly they had to be shared.

School’s out! That means no more teachers, no more books, and lots of time to compliment Marigold Heavenly Nostrils on her good looks. In this third volume, Phoebe and her obligational best friend, Marigold, learn that summer still has plenty of surprises for the both of them.
Ghosts More Info  Borrow
By Raina Telgemeier. From GRAPHIX.
 (1,323 reviews)   Amazon rank #14,639  
Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them.
The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld) More Info  Borrow
By Gena Showalter. From HQN Books.
 (389 reviews)   Amazon rank #16,081  
Can Beauty tame her Beast?

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of another…and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.
A Royal Invitation: The Playboy Prince / Cordina's Crown Jewel (The Royals of Cordina)More Info  Borrow
By Nora Roberts. From Silhouette.
 (55 reviews)   Amazon rank #36,728  
In a glittering palace on a sun-drenched coast, secrets run deep and passions run hot

The Playboy Prince

When it comes to women, Prince Bennett has always enjoyed a challenge. So after meeting the quiet and beautiful Lady Hannah Rothchild, the dashing prince cannot rest until he breaks through her careful reserve.
No Man's Land (John Puller Series) More Info  Borrow
By David Baldacci. From Grand Central Publishing.
 (183 reviews)   Amazon rank #59,616  
#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.
Curriculum Planning for Young ChildrenMore Info  Borrow
By Janet F. Brown and National Association for the Education of Young Children. From Natl Assn for the Education.
Amazon rank #10,321,403  
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