New Releases

 A selection of children’s and adult NEW RELEASES!

North Woods Girl

North Woods Girl

Whether hearing wood frogs peep, choosing the finest skipping stone, observing squirrels gathering nuts, or inhaling crisp, cold air, a hike through Grandma s woods engages all the senses. Author: Aimee M. Bissonette Illustrator: Claudia McGehee Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press US SRP: $16.95 Binding: Hardcover Pub Date: October 2015

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Polar: A Photicular Book

Polar: A Photicular Book

Take a stunning journey to the ends of the earth through the colorful, fluid motion of Photicular(r) technology. A phenomenon first seen in the bestsellers “Safari” and “Ocean,” Photicular technology uses sliding lenses and video imagery to display realistic living motion in the pages of a book. It’s like a movie in your hand. Penguins waddle in their irresistibly happy way. A walrus lumbers across the snowy landscape. There’s a polar bear with her lively cubs. A beluga whale, breaching. A team of sled dogs sprinting directly at the viewer. And the miracle of the Northern Lights, shimmering like a silk rainbow through the star-filled night.”National Geographic” writer Carol Kaufmann brings...

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School

Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going old school just too hard for a kid like Greg? Author: Jeff Kinney Publisher: Harry N. Abrams US SRP: $13.95 Binding: Hardcover Pub Date: November 3, 2015

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This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom. His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in [this memoir], which has taken a lifetime to write, he proves the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person. Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers US SRP: $16.99 Binding: Hardcover Pub Date: September 29, 2015

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of...

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Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Minnesota

Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Minnesota

If you didn t experience rock and roll in Minnesota in the 1960s, this book will make you wish you had. This behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal account relates how a handful of Minnesota rock bands erupted out of a small Midwest market and made it big. It was a brief, heady moment for the musicians who found themselves on a national stage, enjoying a level of success most bands only dream of. In “Everybody’s Heard about the Bird,” Rick Shefchik writes of that time in vivid detail. Interviews with many of the key musicians, combined with extensive research and a phenomenal cache of rare photographs, reveal how this monumental era of Minnesota rock music evolved. The chronicle begins with musicians from the 1950s and...

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Warrior Nation: A History of Red Lake Ojibwe

Warrior Nation: A History of Red Lake Ojibwe

The Red Lake Nation has a unique and deeply important history. Unlike every other reservation in Minnesota, Red Lake holds its land in common and, consequently, the tribe retains its entire reservation land base. The people of Red Lake developed the first modern indigenous democratic governance system in the United States, decades before any other tribe, but they also maintained their system of hereditary chiefs. The tribe never surrendered to state jurisdiction over crimes committed on its reservation. The reservation is also home to the highest number of Ojibwe-speaking people in the state.Warrior Nation covers four centuries of the Red Lake Nation’s forceful and assertive tenure on its land. Ojibwe historian and linguist Anton...

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Minnesota: State of Wonders

Minnesota: State of Wonders

Photographer Brian Peterson and writer Kerri Westenberg team up to document the four corners of Minnesota each in a different season. Springtime awakes in the northwest with prairie chicken dances and unfurling, delicate plants. Tallgrass prairies and historic American Indian lands trumpet the full glory of summer. Autumn colors dazzle the Mississippi River Valley, and winter in the Arrowhead region holds both harsh cold and exquisite beauty. Author: Brian Peterson Publisher: State of Wonders US SRP: $39.95 Binding: Hardcover Pub Date: December 2015

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Come, You Taste: Family Recipes from the Iron Range

Come, You Taste: Family Recipes from the Iron Range

Potica or kolache, sarma or braciole, lutefisk or baccala, fattigman or lefse—Minnesota’s Iron Range has a culinary language all its own. The pursuit of rich iron ore in the early twentieth century drew workers who hailed from Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Italy, and many other places, and as the men went to work in the mines, their families adjusted together to this new land. The immigrants’ children, that first generation, grew up in multiethnic communities where grandmothers shared the bounty of their gardens and the products of their kitchens—and everyone savored a new mix of food traditions. Come, You Taste celebrates the cuisine of these numerous groups and features fond memories of neighborhoods now gone, of flavors and scents...

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Tricky Twenty-Two

Tricky Twenty-Two

Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute. Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper” “of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren t adding up, and Stephanie can t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks. As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down...

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Rogue Lawyer

Rogue Lawyer

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who’s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little...

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The Survivor

The Survivor

A blistering novel that picks up where “The Last Man” left off, “The Survivor” is a no-holds-barred race to save America and Mitch Rapp’s finest battle. When Joe Rick Rickman, a former golden boy of the CIA, steals a massive amount of the Agency’s most classified documents in an elaborately masterminded betrayal of his country, CIA director Irene Kennedy has no choice but to send her most dangerous weapon after him: elite covert operative Mitch Rapp. Rapp quickly dispatches the traitor, but Rickman proves to be a deadly threat to America even from beyond the grave. Eliminating Rickman didn t solve all of the CIA’s problems in fact, mysterious tip-offs are appearing all over the world, linking to...

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