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The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain Standard Ebooks (August 09, 2018)

The Prince and the Pauper remains one of Twain’s more popular novels, having been adapted many times for the stage, screen, and elsewhere. When Tom Clancy, a young pauper in London, meets Prince Edward, the...


The Crystal Stopper

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (August 07, 2018)

The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in serial form in the French newspaper Le Journal from September to...


Tales of Space and Time

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Tales of Space and Time is a collection of science fiction short stories and novellas that explore accounts from the distant past to the distant future: from the first human to ride a horse who becomes the leader...


Kipps

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Kipps is the story of Arthur “Artie” Kipps, an illegitimate orphan raised by his aunt and uncle on the southern coast of England in the town of New Romney. Kipps falls in love with neighbor friend Ann Pornick...


The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The House of Mirth is Edith Wharton’s biting critique of New York’s upper classes around the end of the 19th century. The novel follows socialite Lily Bart as she struggles to maintain a precarious position...


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes...


The Black Tulip

by Alexandre Dumas Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Cornelius van Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win the magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle.


The Woodlanders

by Thomas Hardy Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Grace Melbury, daughter of a rich local wood-trader, has been raised beyond her family through years of expensive education. Coming home, she finds herself pulled between her love for her childhood friend Giles...


The Crocodile That Stole The Sun

by Fleming, Eileen Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Do you know how the crocodile got his flat back? It all began when he tried to steal the sun!

Reading Level 2

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: crocodiles; myths and legends; humour; natural world.


I Can Count From 1 To 10

by Robyn Cain Library For All (June 23, 2018)

One bird of paradise, two smiling crocodiles - I can count from 1 to 10. Can you?

Reading Level 2

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: counting; numeracy; school; growth and development.


Weimin’s Traditional Bilas

by John Kaupa Gonapa Library For All (June 23, 2018)

At last, little Weimin is old enough to join a pig ceremony! She wears her colourful bilas and sways to the beat of the kundu drums. Reading Level 3 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: clothing; traditions;...


Poppa Says

by Delma Venudi-Geary Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Poppa tells his grandsons that he will soon go on a very special journey. When he goes, it will be at first light, on the back of a white turtle. Reading Level 3 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords:.family;...


Night Shadows

by Delma Venudi-Geary Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Sometimes things look scary at night! I don't like to look at shadows when I'm trying to get to sleep. Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: growth and development; fear; dreams; family.


My Nanna

by Delma Venudi-Geary Library For All (June 23, 2018)

My Nanna knows so many things! She sees what I am doing, even when she isn’t looking. Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: grandparents; disability; wisdom; vision impairment.


Gega Goes To The Market

by Delma Venudi-Geary Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Gega visits the market with her mum. Into the bilum go lots of vegetables to cook a tasty dinner for her hungry family. Reading Level 1 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: shopping; food; cooking; family.


What’s That Noise?

by Cain, Robyn Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Have you ever heard a strange noise in the night? Noises can be scary, but sometimes they are just tricking us. Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: growth and development; fear; dreams; family....


The Feast

by Stella Rumbam Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Two friends gather a feast to share with their village, but their lives are soon threatened by invaders!

Reading Level 3

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: food; cooperation; traditions; family.


Barbie And The Little Birdie

by Molly Sevaru Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Barbie loves her little bird friend. They play together and look after each other like good friends should. Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: birds; friendship; growth and development; girls....


Hisssssssssss

by Marylyn Siune Library For All (June 23, 2018)

I am a snake! I am a very interesting creature, but I can be dangerous, too.

Reading Level 2

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: snakes; danger; natural world; wildlife.


Snow White

by Marylyn Siune Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Snow White is a soft, friendly kitten. Her fur is soft and she loves to cuddle.

Reading Level 1

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: pets; animals; cats; friendship.


The Baby In The Bilum

by Pat Spaulding Library For All (June 23, 2018)

The baby in the billum won’t stop crying! It’s harder to look after a baby than you might think.

Reading Level 2

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: family; babies; siblings; childcare.


Dad's Hunt

by John Fred Takuna Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Big fish. Little fish. There are fish all around us! My daddy likes to catch fish. He can hunt with a spear or a fishing line and we will have tasty fish for dinner.

Reading Level 3

Papua New Guinea Collection...


Turtle In The Sky

by Alex Tanabi Library For All (June 23, 2018)

High in the sky is a big red kite. On the kite is a big blue turtle! Everyone smiles as they watch the kite fly by.

Reading Level 1

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: games; outdoor play; landscapes; weather....


I Love My Papa

by Tommy Maima Library For All (June 23, 2018)

My Papa is strong, brave and funny. I want to be just like him!

Reading Level 2

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: family; fathers; role models; daily life.


Samson The Baby Elephant

by Lynn May Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Serah the elephant is so happy. Her baby Samson has just arrived. He weighs as much as 700 bananas! Learn more about how elephants grow with Serah and Samson.

Reading Level 3

Global Book Collection

Keywords:...


Nemy, Honey and Friends

by Bridgette Mirio Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Nemy loves to eat sweet things. His favourite food is honey! But to find the best honey, straight from the hive, he needs some help from his insect friends.

Reading Level 3

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords:...


What Time Is It?

by Bridgette Mirio Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Learn to tell the time as we watch the clock from breakfast time to bed time.

Reading Level 3

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: education; growth and development; telling the time; numeracy.


Bubu?s Garden

by Stanley Oluwond Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Bubu grows fruit in her garden. She sells it at the market and saves some to cook for our dinner. Yum!

Reading Level 3

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: family; farming; markets; fruit and vegetables.


Benny the Bug and Cubby the Caterpillar

by Nathasha Ovoi Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Benny and Cubby are good friends until one day Cubby seems different and Benny doesn’t understand why.

Reading Level 3

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: insects; natural world; friendship; growth and development....


20 Busy Little Ants

by Cain, Robyn Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Finding food is tricky for one ant on his own. He needs to find some friends! But can 20 busy little ants learn to work as a team? Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: counting; numeracy; school;...


Thomas Carlyle and the Idea of Influence

by Megan Dent, Albert D. Pionke, Paul E. Kerry & Elizabeth J. Deis et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (June 20, 2018)

That Thomas Carlyle was influential in his own lifetime and continues to be so over 130 years after his death is a proposition with which few will disagree. His role as his generation’s foremost interpreter...


Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters

by Tom Santopietro St. Martin's Press (June 19, 2018)

Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before....


Light without Heat

by David Carroll Simon Cornell University Press (June 15, 2018)

In Light without Heat, David Carroll Simon argues for the importance of carelessness to the literary and scientific experiments of the seventeenth century. While scholars have often looked to this period in...


Paul Auster's Ghosts

by María Laura Arce Álvarez Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

The following book explores the intertextual relationship between Paul Auster’s first and most remarkable work, The New York Trilogy (1987), and the works of certain American and European writers who shaped...


Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature

by Roger McNamara Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature examines how writers from religious and ethnic minority communities (Anglo-Indians, Burghers, Dalits, Muslims, and Parsis) in India and...


The Heroes of Tolkien

by David Day Thunder Bay Press (June 05, 2018)

J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with great heroes who rose in the face of crisis to shape the course of that world's history. This volume examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's...


Eating My Heroes

by Rick Bass Little, Brown and Company (June 05, 2018)

On the Road meets Tuesdays with Morrie in this pilgrimage by "an American classic" (Newsweek) to thank his most important mentors through memorable meals and conversations

"Some years later, George Plimpton offered...


Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples

by Kerry Driscoll University of California Press (June 01, 2018)

Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer’s evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere and...


Washington Irving and Islam

by Zubeda Jalalzai, Ray Lacina, Tracy Hoffman & Jeffrey Einboden et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

Washington Irving and Islam contributes to understanding the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world, valuable not only for studies of Washington Irving, American Literature, or Islam, but...


Andrey Platonov

by Tora Lane Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book traces the originality of Andrey Platonov’s vision of the Revolution in readings of his works. It has been common in Platonov scholarship to measure him within the parameters of a political pro et...


Iago

by Harold Bloom Scribner (May 22, 2018)

From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello’s Iago, perhaps the Bard’s most compelling villain—the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright’s...


John Banville

by Neil Murphy Bucknell University Press (May 18, 2018)

John Banville offers a close analysis of most of Banville’s major novels, as well as the ‘Quirke’ crime novels he has written under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black and his dramatic adaptations of Heinrich...


Art of the Ordinary

by Richard Deming Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is...


The Shorter Writings

by Xenophon & Gregory A. McBrayer Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

This book contains new, annotated, and literal yet accessible translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings, accompanied by interpretive essays that reveal these works to be masterful achievements by a...


History Is a Contemporary Literature

by Ivan Jablonka & Nathan J. Bracher Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Ivan Jablonka’s  History Is a Contemporary Literature offers highly innovative perspectives on the writing of history, the relationship between literature and the social sciences, and the way that both social-scientific...


Atticus Finch

by Joseph Crespino Basic Books (May 08, 2018)

Who was the real Atticus Finch?

The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are...


Writing for Engagement

by Drew Holladay, Megan Faver Hartline, Megan J. Bardolph & Mary P. Sheridan et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

Engagement is trendy. Although paired most often with community, diverse invocations of engagement have gained cache, capturing longstanding shifts toward new practices of knowledge making that both reflect...


Where’s My Hat

From Enlightenment to Rebellion

by James G. Buickerood, Kurt Edward Milberger, Carole Fabricant & Declan Kiberd et al. Bucknell University Press (May 04, 2018)

This book is a collection of essays and a short story written to honor Christopher Fox of Notre Dame, arguably the most influential figure in Irish Studies for the past quarter century. The essays address topics...