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a young woman with short brunette hair. she's wearing eyeliner and smilingElla is a junior majoring in environmental science at John Carroll University. She has two cats named Muki and Keebler whom she loves very much. Her favorite genres include Science, Nature, and Fantasy. In her free time, Ella enjoys drawing, collecting bugs and stones from the CVNP, and watching Marvel movies. In the future Ella hopes to work with the National Park Service. At the store, Ella manages the art on the signs and is part of the merchandising team.



Jurassic Park: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345538987
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439064866
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 1st, 1999

The summer after his first year at Hogwarts is worse than ever for Harry Potter. The Dursleys of Privet Drive are more horrible to him than ever before. And just when he thinks the endless summer vacation is over, a creature named Dobby the house-elf shows up issuing a grave warning to Harry not to go back to school or disaster will happen!

The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142001745
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

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 and The Book of Longings

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553573404
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Published: Bantam - August 4th, 1997


A Thousand Splendid Suns Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594483851
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 25th, 2008

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. 

The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545349246
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 24th, 2013

The Wings of Fire saga continues with a thrilling underwater adventure--and a mystery that will change everything!

The lost heir to the SeaWing throne is going home at last.She can't believe it's finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom.

The Witches Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781101996997
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Published: Puffin Books - August 18th, 2015

From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, The Witches is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations.

Now a major motion picture!

A Secret History of Witches: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316508582
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Published: Redhook - May 1st, 2018

A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters -- witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift.

Brittany, 1821.

After Grand-Mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her.

Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways aliv

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451697728
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Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541699533
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Published: Basic Books - September 3rd, 2019

As seen on PBS's American Spring LIVE, the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers presents a natural and cultural history of bees: the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.

Make Way for Ducklings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670451494
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston.  But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.

The Swiss Family Robinson (Abridged edition): Abridged Edition (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Johann D. Wyss, Jon Scieszka (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780141325309
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Published: Puffin Books - March 5th, 2009

Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . .

Endangered (Ape Quartet) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545165778
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos -- and herself -- from a violent coup.

Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there.

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ISBN: 9780545730488
Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 27th, 2015

What would you do to save someone you love?

Time is slipping away. . . .Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air.

Dragon Teeth: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062473363
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Published: Harper - November 28th, 2017

Not since Jurassic Park has digging up the past been so dangerous

The legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel. . . .

Rose Madder Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501143687
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pocket Books - March 29th, 2016

The #1 national bestseller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is “one of Stephen King’s most engrossing horror novels.