Cat Castles, by Carin Oliver -
Shoeboxes and paper bags are fine for other cats, but you favorite felines deserve
luxurious living spaces. This DIY construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for
making cardboard trains, ships, food trucks, rockets, and other hideouts. Also included
are tips for climbing towers and scratching pads that they can use to stay sharp.
Word By Word, by Kory Stamper -
Do you have strong feelings about the word "irregardless"? Have you ever tried to
define the word "is"/ Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining
account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson -
What is the nature of time and space? How do we fit within the universe? Today, few of
us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth
succinctly and clearly, in chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
The American Spirit, by David McCullough -
At a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left
the country divided, David McCullough has collected some of his most important
speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics
that are particularly American.
The American Spirit reminds us of core American values
to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we
identify with, or our ethnic background.
Incendiary, by Michael Cannell -
Long before the specter of terrorism
haunted the public imagination, a serial
bomber staled the streets of 1950's New
York. The race to catch him would give
birth to a new science called criminal
Apollo 8, by Jeffrey Kluger -
In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States
would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three
astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program
had suffered one setback after another. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill
Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they
instantly signed on. Written with all the verve of the best narrative non-fiction,
Apollo 8
takes us from Mission Control to the astronauts' homes, from the test labs to the lunch
pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the
was for a hair-raising adventure.