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  • Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America

    Millions of people fantasize about leaving their old lives behind, enrolling in cooking school, and training to become a chef. But for those who make the decision, the difference between the dream and reality can be gigantic—especially at the top cooking school in the country. For the first time in the Culinary Institute of America’s history, a book will give readers the firsthand experience of being a full-time student facing all of the challenges of the legendary course in its entirety.


    On the eve of his thirty-eighth birthday and after shuffling through a series of unsatisfying jobs, Jonathan Dixon enrolled in the CIA (on a scholarship) to pursue his passion for cooking. In Beaten, Seared, and Sauced he tells hilarious and harrowing stories of life at the CIA as he and his classmates navigate the institution’s many rules and customs under the watchful and critical eyes of their instructors. Each part of the curriculum is covered, from knife skills and stock making to the high-pressure cooking tests and the daunting wine course (the undoing of many a student). Dixon also details his externship in the kitchen of Danny Meyer’s Tabla, giving readers a look into the inner workings of a celebrated New York City restaurant.


    With the benefit of his age to give perspective to his experience, Dixon delivers a gripping day-to-day chronicle of his transformation from amateur to professional. From the daily tongue-lashings in class to learning the ropes—fast—at a top NYC kitchen, Beaten, Seared, and Sauced is a fascinating and intimate first-person view of one of America’s most famous culinary institutions and one of the world’s most coveted jobs.

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  • Batman: Legacy Vol. 2

    Now, for the first time ever, get the complete BATMAN: LEGACY, the sequel to the BATMAN: CONTAGION storyline, along with never-before-collected chapters that conclude the international thriller in BATMAN: LEGACY VOL. 2!

    Ra's al Ghul and Bane have formed an unholy alliance to wipe out 90 percent of the world's population with an ancient plague. Now Batman and his allies--Nightwing, Robin, Huntress, Oracle and Catwoman--must travel the globe to stop al Ghul's plan of releasing the deadly disease in key strategic locations. But will they find a cure before the Earth's population succumbs to the Demon's nefarious plans? Also, the rematch of the century takes place as Bruce Wayne faces down the man who broke the Bat...Bane! 

    Collects BATMAN #534, BATMAN: BANE #1, BATMAN: BANE OF THE DEMON #1-4, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #54, CATWOMAN #36, DETECTIVE COMICS #701-702 and ROBIN #32-33.

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  • Lockwood & Co., Book Four The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co. #4)

    After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .

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  • Batman: Contagion
    This collection features two classic Batman tales about what happens when Gotham City falls victim to a deadly virus.

    The complete BATMAN: CONTAGION storyline is available for the first time ever, along with chapters that lead into the thrilling confrontation with the mastermind behind the outbreak in BATMAN: LEGACY. 

    A mysterious and lethal virus is unleashed on the unknowing inhabitants of Gotham City, causing excruciating pain—and ultimately death—within 48 hours of contact. Batman, Robin and Nightwing must race to contain the chaos while finding a cure—with the help of unlikely allies Azrael, Huntress, Catwoman and Poison Ivy.

    But can the Dark Knight and his team of vigilantes stop an invisible enemy? And what happens when one of them is infected? 

    Collects AZRAEL 15-16, BATMAN 529, BATMAN CHRONICLES 4, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT 48-49, CATWOMAN 31-35, DETECTIVE COMICS 695-696 and ROBIN 27-30.

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  • Batman: Legacy Vol. 1
    The major crossover story arc is collected in this new, modern edition of BATMAN: LEGACY.

    It begins with the return of the Apocalypse Plague—a deadly disease that infected Gotham City and almost killed Robin—now in an even more virulent form. Batman, Robin, Nightwing and even Catwoman must find out the origin of this ancient virus before it is released worldwide. Their travels take them from the heart of Gotham halfway around the world to Sudan, where two of their greatest enemies are revealed to be the masterminds of this wicked plot. The stakes have never been this high and the question remains: Will Batman and his allies stop a relic of the past from dooming mankind’s future?
     
    Now, for the first time ever, get the complete BATMAN: LEGACY storyline along with never-before-collected chapters that reveal the architects of the outbreak in BATMAN: LEGACY! Collects BATMAN #533, BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #53, CATWOMAN #33-35, DETECTIVE COMICS #697-700 and ROBIN #31.

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  • Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

    The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies!

    Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won’t want to miss! In The Tower Treasure, the first book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy work together to solve a high-stakes jewel heist. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who’s new to the series!

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  • Hardy Boys 03: The Secret of the Old Mill

    The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies! 

    Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won’t want to miss! In The Secret of the Old Mill, the third book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy are on the case to bust a counterfeit money ring. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who’s new to the series.

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  • Hardy Boys 04: The Missing Chums

    The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies!

    Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won’t want to miss! In The Missing Chums, the fourth book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy must save their friends from a rogue group of kidnappers. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who’s new to the series.

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  • Hardy Boys 02: The House on the Cliff

    The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies! 

    Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won’t want to miss! In The House on the Cliff, the second book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy face off against a dangerous group of smugglers. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who’s new to the series.

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  • Gulliver’s Travels (Puffin Classics)

     

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  • Mickey Mouse: The Mysterious Crystal Ball

    The adventures of Mickey Mouse return in these kid-friendly-sized collections of classic stories such as “The Lost Explorers’ Trail,” “Mickey Mouse vs. The Phantom Blot,” “The Mysterious Crystal Ball,” and more!

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  • Lockwood & Co. Book Three: The Hollow Boy (Lockwood & Co. #3)

    As a massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines. There is a new spirit of openness in the team now that Lockwood has shared some of his childhood secrets, and Lucy is feeling more and more as if her true home is at Portland Row. It comes as a great shock, then, when Lockwood and George introduce her to an annoyingly perky and hyper-efficient new assistant, Holly Munro.

    Meanwhile, there are reports of many new hauntings, including a house where bloody footprints are appearing, and a department store full of strange sounds and shadowy figures. But ghosts seem to be the least of Lockwood & Co.'s concerns when assassins attack during a carnival in the center of the city. Can the team get past their personal issues to save the day on all fronts, or will bad feelings attract yet more trouble?

    Danger abounds, tensions escalate, and new loyalties form in this third delightfully terrifying adventure in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

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  • The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2)

    In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.

    Things look up when a new client, Mr. Saunders, hires Lockwood & Co. to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead. Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble. All goes well-until George's curiosity attracts a horrible phantom. 

    Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes. Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar. Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters. Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood's annoyance. Bickerstaff's coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished. Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found. 

    The author of the blockbuster Bartimaeus series delivers another amusing, chilling, and ingeniously plotted entry in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

    Praise for The Screaming Staircase
    "This story will keep you reading late into the night, but you'll want to leave the lights on. Stroud is a genius at inventing an utterly believable world which is very much like ours, but so creepily different. Put The Screaming Staircase on your 'need to read' list!" -Rick Riordan

    "A pleasure from tip to tail, this is the book you hand the advanced readers that claim they'd rather read Paradise Lost than Harry Potter. Smart as a whip, funny, witty, and honestly frightening at times, Stroud lets loose and gives readers exactly what they want. Ghosts, kids on their own without adult supervision, and loads of delicious cookies." -Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal 

    "Stroud shows his customary flair for blending deadpan humor with thrilling action, and the fiery interplay among the three agents of Lockwood & Co. invigorates the story (along with no shortage of creepy moments)." -Publishers Weekly



    Praise for The Whispering Skull

    *"An occult portal and its spectral guardian nearly cut short the careers of three rising young ghost hunters in this madcap sequel to The Screaming Staircase (2013). For all their internecine squabbling, the three protagonists make a redoubtable team-and their supporting cast, led by the sneering titular skull in a jar, adds color and complications aplenty. Rousing adventures for young tomb robbers and delvers into realms better left to the dead." 
    -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

    *"Stroud writes with a fine ear for dialog, a wry sense of humor, and a knack for describing haunted places. Creating tension that ebbs and flows, he slowly builds the dramatic narrative to a resounding crescendo, and he makes the quieter scenes that follow just as compelling."

    -Booklist (starred review)

     

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  • Mickey Mouse: Gift of the Sun Lord (Mickey Mouse IDW #2)

    “Omigosh!” Mickey, Goofy, and Eurasia Toft jump from one epic quest to another—battling ghastly ghosts, putrid Pete, and an awesome planet-size parasite! Follow the thrills and laughs in “Gift of the Sun Lord,” “Ghost of Man-Eater Mountain,” “Plan Dine From Outer Space,” and more!

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  • Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1)

     A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. 

    In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall's legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? 

    Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud's internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

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  • How Google Works (International Edition)

    Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently contrarian--principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business. 

    Today, Google is a global icon that regularly pushes the boundaries of innovation in a variety of fields. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company. The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers, and that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub "smart creatives." Covering topics including corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption, the authors illustrate management maxims ("Consensus requires dissension," "Exile knaves but fight for divas," "Think 10X, not 10%") with numerous insider anecdotes from Google's history, many of which are shared here for the first time.

    In an era when everything is speeding up, the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale. HOW GOOGLE WORKS explains how to do just that.

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  • Jerk, California

    Read Jonathan Friesen’s posts on the Penguin Blog. 

    This Schneider Family Book Award winner changed the face of Tourette’s Syndrome for modern teens. Wrought with tension, romance, and hope, Jerk, California tells the story of Sam, who sets out on a cross-country quest to learn the truth about his family and his inherited Tourette’s Syndrome, along the way finding both love and acceptance.

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  • Entwined

    Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.


    The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.


    Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.


    But there is a cost.


    The Keeper likes to keep things.


    Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

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