Lily's Victory Garden

Author: Helen L. Wilbur

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1585365726

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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When Lily learns about a lottery for land plots to grow Victory Gardens, she tries to apply. But when the garden club president tells her she's too young to participate, Lily refuses to give up. She knows where there's a house with a big yard. The Bishops live in the largest house in town. It also has the largest yard. But the Bishops' son was the first soldier from the town to die in the war. Now Mrs. Bishop has hidden herself away in their house. When Lily asks Mr. Bishop for the use of a small plot within his yard, his grudging approval comes with the stern warning, "No bothering Mrs. Bishop." As Lily nurtures her garden, she discovers that the human heart is its own garden, with the same needs for attention and love. A former librarian, Helen L. Wilbur now works on the electronic side of the publishing world. Lily's Victory Garden was inspired by family stories of life on the home front during WWII. Helen also authored M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet. She lives in New York City. Robert Gantt Steele has illustrated many projects and books about the American experience. He is particularly interested in military and WWII history. Robert lives in northern California.

Lily's Crossing

Author: Patricia Reilly Giff

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385729932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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This “brilliantly told” (New York Times) Newbery Honor Book gives readers a sense of what it was like to be on the American home front while our soldiers were away fighting in World War II. As in past years, Lily will spend the summer in Rockaway, in her family’s summer house by the Atlantic Ocean. But this summer of 1944, World War II has changed everyone’s life. Lily’s best friend, Margaret, has moved to a wartime factory town, and, much worse, Lily’s father is going overseas to the war. There’s no one Lily’s age in Rockaway until the arrival of Albert, a refugee from Hungary with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he’s been through things Lily can’t imagine. But soon they form a special friendship. Now Lily and Albert have secrets to share: They both have told lies, and Lily has told one that may cost Albert his life. From the Hardcover edition.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Author: Rachel Cohn,David Levithan

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375896686

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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A whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist! “I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.” 16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges. What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own. From the Hardcover edition.

Fire and Smoke

A Pitmaster's Secrets

Author: Chris Lilly

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 077043438X

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Collects recipes that combine barbecuing and grilling techniques, using only basic equipment to infuse smoke flavors into meats, fruits and vegetables, cocktails, and desserts.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Author: Kevin Henkes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688128971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends. Lilly, the star of Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, is back. And this time she has her name in the title - something she's wanted all along. If you thought Lilly was funny before, you are in for a treat. So hurry up and start reading. Lilly can't wait for you to find out more about her.

The Cruise

Author: Lise Gold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995748194

Category:

Page: 328

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When Cara is made redundant and unable to find another job in journalism, she takes on a seasonal position on a cruise ship with Billie, her best friend's girlfriend. Billie isn't her type at all, but as the two grow closer during their time at sea, Cara finds herself torn between loyalty towards her friend Dan, and her growing feelings for the beautiful and flirtatious Billie, who might very well be the best thing that's ever happened to her. What do you do when the only thing you want is the one thing you can't have? Keeping a distance is hard when opposites attract. And running away is pointless when desire can cross oceans...

Witch's Pyre

Author: Josephine Angelini

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250105315

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers—to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay? Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.

Trial By Fire: The Worldwalker Trilogy 1

Author: Josephine Angelini

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1743533950

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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A sensational, page-turning adventure from the bestselling author of Starcrossed "Readers will be swept into the inner workings of crucibles and witches and left eager for more .. a richly drawn world of keenly devised magic." Kirkus "Combines the best elements of a magical fantasy with hints of sci-fi, history, and romance." School Library Journal Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns. This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted ... which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily's life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear. Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian ... Lily's identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn't understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected. But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

The Secret Life of Bees

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101010967

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Funky Lily?s MIND CANDY & SOUL FOOD

Author: Lilian Marton

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490730249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

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Born and raised in Switzerland, Lilian Marton immigrated to Canada as a teenager and later graduated cum laude from Concordia University in Montreal with a degree in journalism and minor in cinematography. Now living in Toronto with her husband, in her middle years, she created her exuberant clown persona Funky Lily but always kept the written words flowing. After years of writing for the university or the Ontario government or corporations, she now specializes in short stories and essays, even free verse.

The Fire Lily

Author: Kristin Zambucka

Publisher: KRISTIN ZAMBUCKA BOOKS

ISBN: 9780931897078

Category: History

Page: 46

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Little Fires Everywhere

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735224293

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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"Traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives"--

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408821621

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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In the vein of Memoirs of a Geisha and Empress Orchid, this mesmerizing novel about two young girls growing up in feudal China is now a major motion picture.

Reawakened

Author: Colleen Houck

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0385376588

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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A New York Times Bestseller! From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes an epic Egyptian-inspired adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself! When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe. But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world. And don't miss new adventures with Lily in the rest of the Reawakened series: Recreated and Reunited! Praise for the Reawakened Series: "[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds."—RT Book Reviews "Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy."—SLJ "Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance."—The Deseret News "A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!"—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, on Reawakened, book one in the series

Lily's Cat Mask

Author: Julie Fortenberry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425287998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Lily likes to wear the cat mask that her father bought for her, but she isn't allowed to wear it in school until her class has a costume party, where she makes a new friend.

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

Author: Monica Hesse

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631490524

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Recommended Summer reading by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and Elle. A breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time. The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate—there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning. The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America. Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse first drove down to the reeling county to cover a hearing for Charlie Smith, a struggling mechanic who upon his capture had promptly pleaded guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But as Charlie’s confession unspooled, it got deeper and weirder. He wasn’t lighting fires alone; his crimes were galvanized by a surprising love story. Over a year of investigating, Hesse uncovered the motives of Charlie and his accomplice, girlfriend Tonya Bundick, a woman of steel-like strength and an inscrutable past. Theirs was a love built on impossibly tight budgets and simple pleasures. They were each other’s inspiration and escape…until they weren’t. Though it’s hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it’s been drained of its industry—agriculture—as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America—a land half gutted before the fires even began.

Lily Alone

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448193648

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility. When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But taking care of 6-year-old twins, her 3-year-old sister and the family's flat feels overwhelming and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there . . .