Home


booksamillion.com: books, toys, tech, & more.

Little Blue Truck's Valentine
Little Blue Truck's Valentine

"Beep " said Blue. "Happy Valentine's Day " Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine's Day cards to all his farm animal friends. But as Blue beeps along, he starts to wonder: will he get any cards of his own? With brightly colored foil accents throughout and a large gatefold at the end, this book is the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

- - - - -

Just a bit of friendship is needed and giving a Valentine Gift is a good idea. >>

Junie B. Jones #14 : Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime
Junie B. Jones #14 : Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime

Hurray! February 14 -- Valentime's Day, Junie B. calls it -- is just around the corner. Junie B. can't wait to see all the valentimes she'll get. But she never expected a big, mushy card from a secret admirer! Who is this secret mystery guy, anyway? Junie B. is determined to find out!

- - - - -

Read more Junie B. Jones stories and discover even more adventures. >>

Very Valentine
Very Valentine

Poignant, funny, warm, and red hot, Very Valentine is a wonderful treat for Adriana Trigiani fans--a "delightful" (Boston Globe), "romance-soaked novel" (Marie Claire) from much adored playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, All the Stars in the Heavens and The Supreme Macaroni Company. The adventures of an extraordinary and unforgettable woman as she attempts to rescue her family's struggling shoe business and find love at the same time, Very Valentine sweeps the reader from the streets of Manhattan to the picturesque hills of Italy. Here is yet another novel from the incomparable Trigiani that will steal your heart.

Women and Valentine are always more important! »

First Valentine's as Husband & Wife
First Valentine's as Husband & Wife

This lined notebook is great for keeping things just the way you want them to be The glossy cover features a cute romantic slogan "First Valentine's as Husband & Wife" with pink love hearts against a blue background. Perfect for taking notes at work, collage class, drawing, sketching, brainstorming, goal planning and writing essays.

- - - - -

Love is in the air with more good Valentine gifts. >>

Criss Cross
Criss Cross

A killer with all the skills of a master detective has made Alex Cross the subject of his deranged "investigation." In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. "You messed up big time, Dr. Cross." Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as "M" lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details -- details that conjure up decades-old cases. Details that conjure up Cross family secrets. Details that make clear that M is after a prize so dear that -- were the killer to attain it -- Alex's heart would no longer have reason to beat.

- - - - -

More Thrillers full of suspense that will make the hair on your arm stand up.

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set --a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development. The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room.

- - - - -

Catch up on all the Downton Abbey books.

Late Checkout by Carol J. Perry

Field reporter Lee Barrett is not happy that her hours are being cut back at WICH-TV, although it is nice to spend more time volunteering with Aunt Ibby, a research librarian at Salem's main branch. But Lee's least favorite task is going up to the stacks, a spooky, seldom-frequented upper section of the library. On this day she has good reason to be afraid—she finds a dead man, surrounded by hundreds of scattered books and torn-out pages.

Her police detective beau, Pete Mondello, is soon on the scene, and the deceased is identified as a former minor league baseball player—and ex-con—named Wee Willie Wallace, who hasn't been seen in Salem for twenty years. With help from her friend River's Tarot reading, her clairvoyant cat O'Ryan, and Lee's own psychic gifts, she steps up to the plate to catch the killer who took the old ballplayer out of the game

- - - - -

When looking for a great Mystery, you will need to see all your choices.

Find More Mysteries here »

Portrait of a Past-Life Skeptic : The True Story of a Police Detective's Reincarnation by Robert L. Snow

A veteran police detective, Robert Snow was devoted to evidence and hard facts--he had never given any thought to reincarnation. But during a hypnotic regression, he experiences a vivid awareness of being alive in three separate historical scenes. Remaining skeptical, Snow begins to investigate with the intention of disproving reincarnation. Instead, diligent research and corroboration from multiple sources reveal solid evidence that he lived a former life as Carroll Beckwith, a nineteenth-century American artist. Portrait of a Past Life Skeptic tells the fascinating story of Robert Snow's transformation from skeptic to believer.

- - - - -

Does a good Detective Story keep you reading past your bed time and you like it! Then we can help you with some more Mysteries!

Find More Detective Stories here »

The Tree of Penance : Society Lost, Volume Three (a Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller) by Steven Bird

The Tree of Penance: Society Lost - Volume Three. From the author of the award-winning apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel, Erebus: An Apocalyptic Thriller, The New Homefront Series, and the Society Lost Series. The Three of Penance is the third installment of the post-apocalyptic and dystopian thrill ride of the Society Lost Series If you like SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, vigilante justice, prepper, dystopian, post-apocalyptic tales filled with action, adventure, tragedy, and triumph, join former sheriff Jessie Townsend as his journey takes him across a nation that is a mere shell of its former self after suffering numerous devastating blows from an orchestrated collapse and the attacks that followed. Along the way, Jessie encounters both friend and foe in a world that has become as lawless as the old-west frontier.

- - - - -

Dystopia

Find more Dystopia here »

Duty : Memoirs of a Secretary at War by Robert M. Gates

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he'd left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty. Now, in this unsparing memoir, meticulously fair in its assessments, he takes us behind the scenes of his nearly five years as a secretary at war: the battles with Congress, the two presidents he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy; his efforts to help Bush turn the tide in Iraq; his role as a guiding, and often dissenting, voice for Obama; the ardent devotion to and love for American soldiers--his "heroes"--he developed on the job.

- - - - -

Reading a Memoir can be exciting and give us insight on what really happen?

Find another Memoir to read »

Heavier Than Heaven : A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross

It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994; it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. Based on more than four hundred interviews; four years of research; exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos; and a wealth of documentation, Heavier Than Heaven traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation. Charles Cross has written a preface for this new edition, in which he recounts some of the events regarding Kurt Cobain and this book in the past two decades since his death.

- - - - -

Just the fact please when I'm ready your Biography.

More Biographies to read »

Our Town : A Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder

This beautiful new edition features an eyeopening Afterword written by Tappan Wilder that includes Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and other illuminating photographs and documentary material.

Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.

- - - - -

Plays of William Shakespeare always make me smile

More Plays to see »

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Joey Miyashima and Corbin Bleu

The first HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL movie to be released straight to the silver screen, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 finds the cast of the beloved earlier installments, all students at East High, dealing with the ups and downs of senior year. While all the characters have their own dilemmas, the central issue, as in past films, is the relationship between sweethearts Troy (Zac Efron), the captain of East High's Wildcats basketball team, and the bookish Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), who face the possibility of imminent separation when Gabriella gets a chance to attend college early. With this third outing in the wildly popular Disney series, director Kenny Ortega takes full advantage of HSM3's big-screen leap, staging musical numbers that go far beyond the scope of the movie's predecessors (see the lavish "I Want It All" by resident East High diva Sharpay, played by Ashley Tisdale). While the series regulars are in fine form and a few new characters are introduced, the film really belongs to Efron, who gets the most screen time and is clearly on a trajectory for stardom beyond HSM. Rather than hold back their budding leading man, the creators and producers of HSM3 let Efron take the spotlight, much to the movie's advantage. Designed to welcome the few viewers who might be unfamiliar with HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, SENIOR YEAR certainly offers plenty of valedictory excitement, and will leave fans giddy with delight.

- - - - -

A good Musical will always motivate you!

Find another Musical Now »

America According to Colbert : Satire as Public Pedagogy by S. McClennen

America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy post 9/11 argues that, in contrast to the anti-intellectualism, the sensationalism, and the punditry that tend to govern most mass media today, Stephen Colbert's program offers his audience the opportunity to understand the context through which most news is reported and to be critical of it.

- - - - -

Satire is always better with a bit of helmlock?

More Satire statements to follow »

Haikyu!!, Vol. 1 by Haruichi Furudate

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to-and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else? After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, "the King of the Court," Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?

- - - - -

Haiku - Japanese poems of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. Short reads, but enticing the imagination.

More Haiku »

The Five Masks of Dr. Screem by R. L. Stine

Welcome to the Hall of Horrors, HorrorLand's Hall of Fame for the truly terrifying. It's Halloween and Monica Anderson is out Trick-or-Treating with her younger brother. They knock on the door of an old, creepy house and are met by a strange woman who pleads for their help. Every year she must battle for the control of five sacred masks with the evil Dr. Screem. These artifacts have the power to manipulate the world around them. Monica doesn't want to help at first but then Screem bursts in and steals the masks. This sets her and her brother off on a Halloween mission that will change their lives forever.

- - - - -

Horror stories that will make your hair stand on end can be what I would suggest to my friends.

Horror be more here »

The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy by W. Daniel Quillen

The essential companion guide from the author of our classic "Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors," this book shows advanced do-it-yourselfers how to tackle common genealogy research problems Leading genealogy author W. Daniel Quillen picks up where he left off in "Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors" in this newly revised fourth edition. He shows do-it yourself genealogists who have progressed past the beginning steps exactly how to find their ancestors with more advanced methods of researching those hard-to-find ancestors. Quillen shows readers how to overcome those difficult roadblocks that frequently crop up. Investigative techniques, research insights, and new websites are highlighted to assist with more advanced genealogical research. Areas covered include in-depth census research; mortality schedules; extensive section on military records; US region-by-region research assistance; global research tips; and when to engage the services of a professional genealogist and what you can expect if you do.

- - - - -

Do It Yourself and save some money? Maybe a good idea to ask a few friends to help you too! Just to make sure it gets done right. Good luck!

More Do It Yourself books »

Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary, Second Edition by The Editors of the Webster's New World D

This large print book carries the seal of approval of N.A.V.H. No more struggling with the fine print, thanks to Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary, which has all the outstanding features of other Webster's New World dictionaries, including clear, precise definitions.

- - - - -

A Dictionary is a required book to have in any home, buisness or school. I even keep one in the car!

More Dictionary Choices >

Ninth Grade Slays #2 : The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

Freshman year stinks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A trip to Siberia gives ?study abroad? a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one? In this thrilling sequel to Eighth Grade Bites, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past and battle forces that once again threaten his life.

- - - - -

Young Adult Fiction tries to handle the imaginations of the readers with some great stories.

More Young Adult Fiction »

The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (Books #1-12) [With Activity Poster and Bookmark] by Gertrude Chandler Warner

A deluxe Boxcar bookcase that contains 12 titles--The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1 through #12. Also included are Boxcar activities, poster, and accordion bookmark with title checklist. The bookcase can expand to hold up to 32 books.

- - - - -

Children's Books are for every age when we read them aloud to all who listen.

More Children's Books »

Young Adult Literature : Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation by Katherine T. Bucher and Kaavonia M. Hinton

Pre- and in-service teachers get what they need to connect with adolescent students--and to help them connect with good literature--in this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature. Here readers get foundational knowledge combined with a look at the pathways leading to the literature itself, to begin to open the door to exploring young adult literature. Brief enough to give readers the opportunity to read the books themselves, yet comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers truly understand adolescents, their literature, and how to connect the two, Young Adult Literature by Bucher and Hinton provides what's needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.

- - - - -

Adult Literature that is mainly for the grown-ups in us.

More Adult Literature »

  • “Audio Preservation Recovers Old Classics in the Heart of Chicago”

    From Medill Reports Chicago: When Joe Tessone first opened the Mystery Street Recording Company in Lakeview in 2007, he envisioned a typical studio where bands would record music. But now, the nondescript building at 2827 N. Lincoln Ave. houses one of the nation’s premiere facilities for audio preservation and restoration, a place recommended by the…

  • A Conversation with the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, on “The Takeout with Major Garrett” From CBS News

    Audio (podcast) and video versions are available. From CBS News: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Ph.D, talks about transitioning from serving Baltimore to serving as Librarian of Congress on this week’s episode of “The Takeout with Major Garrett.” Listen to the Podcast From a Text Summary of the Program Carla Hayden on being the first…

  • Arizona State University to Host National Conference on Preserving Social-Justice History

    From Arizona State University: For Taylor Notah, a trip to the Arizona State University archives brought the past immediately into the present. Notah, who was searching the archives for material to use in the latest issue of Turning Points magazine, found a photograph of several students, including her father, protesting on campus more than 40…

  • An Interview with Natella Boltyanskaya, Scholar in Residence

    Today’s interview is with Natella Boltyanskaya, a scholar in residence working with Peter Roudik, Assistant Law Librarian of Congress for Legal Research, at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Photo by Geraldine Davila Gonzalez. Describe your background I am a journalist. I have always been interested in the history of the Soviet human…

  • Case Study: “Open Access+ Service: Reframing Library Support to Take Research Outputs to Non-Academic Audiences”

    The case study linked to below was recently published by Insights. Title Open Access+ Service: Reframing Library Support to Take Research Outputs to Non-Academic Audiences Author Scott Taylor The University of Manchester Library Source Insights 33 (1): 7. Abstract The University of Manchester Library has established a key role in facilitating scholarly discourse through its…

  • Ready for Research: Anne Mergen’s Editorial Cartoons

    The following is a guest post by Martha H. Kennedy, Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art, Prints & Photographs Division. It’s another in our blog series “Ready for Research,” which highlights collections moving out of the backlog. Never underestimate the power of a woman. Women in the Mother’s March on Polio chasing “The Dread…

  • Peter Parley and his Pictures: the First Illustration of Dinosaurs for American Children

    Today’s guest post is by Jacqueline Coleburn and Anthony Mullan. Jackie is a rare book cataloger at the Library of Congress and is cataloging the Library’s rare children’s books.  Peter Parley books are a particular interest of hers. These books, which were very popular in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s, offer insight into the evolution…

  • The Lifecycle of Copyright: 1924 Works Enter the Public Domain

    You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. The Lifecycle of Copyright: 1924 Works Enter the Public Domain 02/20/2020 02:44 PM EST On January 1, thousands of 1924 works entered the public domain. An important part of the copyright lifecycle, you…

  • Braille Music Formats: Advice from Bettye Krolick

    This blog post is an excerpt of an article written by Bettye Krolick for the Music Section’s quarterly magazine, Musical Mainstream. The magazine is still produced by the NLS Music Section and is available to NLS patrons in braille, large print, and audio formats. Bettye Krolick was a musician, author, educator, and braille music transcriber.…

  • Exploring Census-Taking Processes Through the Years with Primary Sources

    This post is written by Michael Apfeldorf of the Library of Congress. Take a moment to observe this early 20th century photograph depicting a room full of women working. Speculate about what the women are doing. What questions do you have about the photograph? What do you think is happening in this photograph? Think for…

  • “Audio Preservation Recovers Old Classics in the Heart of Chicago”

    From Medill Reports Chicago: When Joe Tessone first opened the Mystery Street Recording Company in Lakeview in 2007, he envisioned a typical studio where bands would record music. But now, the nondescript building at 2827 N. Lincoln Ave. houses one of the nation’s premiere facilities for audio preservation and restoration, a place recommended by the…

  • A Conversation with the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, on “The Takeout with Major Garrett” From CBS News

    Audio (podcast) and video versions are available. From CBS News: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Ph.D, talks about transitioning from serving Baltimore to serving as Librarian of Congress on this week’s episode of “The Takeout with Major Garrett.” Listen to the Podcast From a Text Summary of the Program Carla Hayden on being the first…

  • Arizona State University to Host National Conference on Preserving Social-Justice History

    From Arizona State University: For Taylor Notah, a trip to the Arizona State University archives brought the past immediately into the present. Notah, who was searching the archives for material to use in the latest issue of Turning Points magazine, found a photograph of several students, including her father, protesting on campus more than 40…

  • An Interview with Natella Boltyanskaya, Scholar in Residence

    Today’s interview is with Natella Boltyanskaya, a scholar in residence working with Peter Roudik, Assistant Law Librarian of Congress for Legal Research, at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Photo by Geraldine Davila Gonzalez. Describe your background I am a journalist. I have always been interested in the history of the Soviet human…

  • Case Study: “Open Access+ Service: Reframing Library Support to Take Research Outputs to Non-Academic Audiences”

    The case study linked to below was recently published by Insights. Title Open Access+ Service: Reframing Library Support to Take Research Outputs to Non-Academic Audiences Author Scott Taylor The University of Manchester Library Source Insights 33 (1): 7. Abstract The University of Manchester Library has established a key role in facilitating scholarly discourse through its…

  • Ready for Research: Anne Mergen’s Editorial Cartoons

    The following is a guest post by Martha H. Kennedy, Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art, Prints & Photographs Division. It’s another in our blog series “Ready for Research,” which highlights collections moving out of the backlog. Never underestimate the power of a woman. Women in the Mother’s March on Polio chasing “The Dread…

  • Peter Parley and his Pictures: the First Illustration of Dinosaurs for American Children

    Today’s guest post is by Jacqueline Coleburn and Anthony Mullan. Jackie is a rare book cataloger at the Library of Congress and is cataloging the Library’s rare children’s books.  Peter Parley books are a particular interest of hers. These books, which were very popular in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s, offer insight into the evolution…

  • The Lifecycle of Copyright: 1924 Works Enter the Public Domain

    You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. The Lifecycle of Copyright: 1924 Works Enter the Public Domain 02/20/2020 02:44 PM EST On January 1, thousands of 1924 works entered the public domain. An important part of the copyright lifecycle, you…

  • Braille Music Formats: Advice from Bettye Krolick

    This blog post is an excerpt of an article written by Bettye Krolick for the Music Section’s quarterly magazine, Musical Mainstream. The magazine is still produced by the NLS Music Section and is available to NLS patrons in braille, large print, and audio formats. Bettye Krolick was a musician, author, educator, and braille music transcriber.…

  • Exploring Census-Taking Processes Through the Years with Primary Sources

    This post is written by Michael Apfeldorf of the Library of Congress. Take a moment to observe this early 20th century photograph depicting a room full of women working. Speculate about what the women are doing. What questions do you have about the photograph? What do you think is happening in this photograph? Think for…

Learn on Skillshare