The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Delacorte Press

ISBN:0385738137

Total Pages:336

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In this follow-up novel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, it's time to discover a new sisterhood. A story of growing up, friendship, and understanding yourself, about three girls enjoying one last summer before high school. summer is a time to grow seeds Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead. roots Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all. . . leaves Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products. “Brashares gets her characters’ emotions and interactions just right.” --Publishers Weekly "Like the previous Pants books, this one will travel from girl to girl." --Kirkus Reviews

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Since Last Summer

Author:Joanna Philbin

Publisher:Poppy

ISBN:0316212105

Total Pages:304

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Rory McShane should be excited to spend the summer in East Hampton with Connor Rule, her generous, smart, cute boyfriend. After all, Rory's no longer the hired help at the Rule family mansion on the beach, and she and Connor have made it through a year of long-distance dating. But now, in the months leading up to college, Rory can't help but wonder if she really belongs in Connor's world. Isabel Rule is still trying to get over Mike, the devastatingly sexy surfer who broke her heart last summer. Enter Evan, an aspiring filmmaker who's kind, funny, and crushing on Isabel. He'd be the perfect summer fling -- so why can't she seem to forget about Mike? Set against a backdrop buzzing with the rich, the famous, and the wannabe rich and famous, Since Last Summer, a companion novel to Rules of Summer, is the perfect beach read.

Suddenly Last Summer

Author:Sarah Morgan

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:1488057362

Total Pages:384

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Indulge with this irresistible summer romance by USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan! There are some summers you’ll remember forever… Fiery chef Elise is determined to make this summer one of them—but with the grand opening of her chic French café falling apart, it looks like it might for all the wrong reasons. Until Sean O’Neill comes back to town. Last summer, Elise and Sean shared one hazy whirlwind night together—and Elise is looking forward to repeating their last encounter. As long as she can stick to her one-night-only rule and listen to her head rather than her heart. After all, Sean hates life in his home town and is planning on leaving again soon as he can. But recapturing the magic of last summer could be about to change everything…. Book 2 in the O’Neill Brothers trilogy Look out for the other stories in the trilogy! Sleigh Bells in the Snow Maybe This Christmas Available now! Originally published in 2014

We Were Liars

Author:E. Lockhart

Publisher:Delacorte Press

ISBN:0375984402

Total Pages:240

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Summer of '42

Author:Herman Raucher

Publisher:Diversion Books

ISBN:1626818061

Total Pages:251

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“?SUMMER OF ‘42 is a charming and tender novel...The overall effect is one of high hilarity. Raucher is a comic-artist who is able to convey the fears and joys...of the boy and at the same time give older readers a wrench in the heart. ” —?PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A classic coming-of-age story and international bestseller. Captivating and evocative, Herman Raucher’s semi-autobiographical tale has been made into a record-breaking Academy Award nominated hit movie, adapted for the stage, and enchanted readers for generations. In the summer of 1942, Hermie is fifteen. He is wildly obsessed with sex, and passionately in love with an "older woman" of twenty-two, whose husband is overseas and at war. Ambling through Nantucket Island with his friends, Hermie’s indelible narration chronicles his frantic efforts to become a man, especially one worthy of the lovely Dorothy, as well as his glorious and heartbreaking initiation into sex.

Last Chance Summer

Author:Shannon Klare

Publisher:Swoon Reads

ISBN:1250313651

Total Pages:320

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In Shannon Klare's fun and sexy YA novel Last Chance Summer, a teen is shipped off to work as a counselor at a summer camp—only to butt heads with her co-counselor. Alex is a sheriff's daughter with a less than pristine reputation. When she's caught drinking at a party by her dad’s deputy, she’s in deep trouble. With an already incriminating incident in her past, Alex’s parents ship her off to her aunt’s summer camp to work as a counselor—lest she spend her senior year at boarding school. What's worse than spending your summer deep in the mosquito-infested woods of Texas? Being paired with an obnoxious co-counselor who wants nothing to do with you. Alex is determined to make the best of her summer, even if it means putting up with Grant, who has secrets of his own that he's determined to protect. Can Alex and Grant put their egos to the side and find the bright side of a summer that neither of them signed up for?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author:Lewis Carroll

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448155053

Total Pages:368

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CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF ALICE Oh my ears and whiskers, how late its getting! Would you be surprised to see a white rabbit take a watch out of his waistcoat pocket? It certainly seems a remarkable sight to Alice and, full of curiosity, she follows him down a rabbit-hole into a very strange world. She meets a disappearing cat, plays croquet with a bad-tempered Queen, joins a mad Hatter's tea party and becomes entangled in the case of some missing tarts. In Wonderland nothing but out-of-the-way things happen... Includes Through the Looking Glass. BACKSTORY: Learn about the author and what inspired him to create Wonderland, and try writing some nonsense verse!

The Game Master: Summer Schooled

Author:Rebecca Zamolo,Matt Slays

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0063025108

Total Pages:176

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From Matt and Rebecca Zamolo, creators of the mega-popular YouTube series Game Master Network, comes a new thrilling novel about everyone’s favorite mystery-solving team as they go toe-to-toe with the mysterious and menacing Game Master. Rebecca Zamolo is on a mission to save her summer. Instead of going to camp like she’d planned, she’s been stuck in summer school. But today is the day! She’s going to present her final science assignment—using her Nana’s borrowed vintage zoetrope—and then she’ll be free to have fun. But as Becca and her classmates wait for her teacher to arrive, a menacing voice comes over the intercom claiming to be the Game Master! The kids quickly discover that the Game Master has locked the doors, scared off the teachers, and made it clear that if Becca and her friends don’t solve the clues that have been left behind, they’ll never get back Becca’s irreplaceable zoetrope, never finish summer school, and never get to enjoy what’s left of their summer vacations. Becca doesn’t know who is behind this, but she won’t let the Game Master win. But will she and her classmates be able to work together to solve the puzzles and escape their school before time runs out? Join YouTube’s favorite mystery solving team as they go toe-to-toe with the Game Master in the first book of this action-packed series from beloved YouTube creators Rebecca Zamolo and Matt Yoakum aka MattySlays, stars of the hugely popular Game Master Network. Fans of StacyPlays’s Wild Rescuers series and Pat & Jen’s PopularMMOs Presents graphic novels will love this thrilling and engaging YouTube-inspired adventure.

Think and Grow Rich

Author:Napoleon Hill

Publisher:Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN:3985943753

Total Pages:399

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Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill - The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these spiritual values.

Charlotte's Web

Author:E. B. White

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062406787

Total Pages:192

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This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.

Good and Cheap

Author:Leanne Brown

Publisher:Workman Publishing

ISBN:0761184171

Total Pages:208

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By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well—really well—on the strictest of budgets. Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragù to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals—and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully. And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food. An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.

Summer of Fear

Author:Lois Duncan

Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0316175641

Total Pages:256

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From the moment Rachel's family takes in her orphaned cousin Julia, strange things start to happen. Rachel grows suspicious but soon finds herself alienated from her own life. Julia seems to have enchanted everyone to turn against her, leaving Rachel on her own to try and prove that Julia is a witch. One thing about Julia is certain-she is not who she says she is, and Rachel's family is in grave danger.

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

Author:Mary Scannell

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071743669

Total Pages:240

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Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

Sylvan Summer Smart Workbook: Between Grades 4 & 5

Author:Sylvan Learning

Publisher:Sylvan Learning Publishing

ISBN:0525571159

Total Pages:160

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Stop "summer slide" and get ready to return to the classroom for 5th grade with Sylvan's SUMMER SMART Workbooks! Research shows that kids can lose up to 2.5 months' worth of hard-earned knowledge from the previous grade over the summer vacation break. That's why we at Sylvan Learning—America's #1 tutoring brand—created the SUMMER SMART workbook series! Packed with fun exercises and teacher-created activities, this book reinforces math and reading concepts your child learned in 4th grade, including: • Addition and subtraction • Multiplication and division • Fractions and decimals • Time and money • Facts and opinions • Comparing and contrasting • Story-planning • Reading between the lines Inside each Summer Smart book, you'll also find: • Teacher tips for staying sharp over the summer • Special “Vacation Challenge!” activities and games section • Cut-out flashcard sheets and recommended reading lists • A “Summer Smart!” Achievement Certificate Let the experts at America's #1 tutoring brand help get your child ready for 5th grade! ***** Why Sylvan Products Work ***** Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. NAPPA is the nation’s most comprehensive awards program for children’s products and parenting resources and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents. Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research. Sylvan’s line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools. Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential. Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning.

Sylvan Summer Smart Workbook: Between Grades 1 & 2

Author:Sylvan Learning

Publisher:Sylvan Learning Publishing

ISBN:0525571124

Total Pages:160

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Stop "summer slide" and get ready to return to the classroom for 2nd grade with Sylvan's SUMMER SMART Workbooks! Research shows that kids can lose up to 2.5 months' worth of hard-earned knowledge from the previous grade over the summer vacation break. That's why we at Sylvan Learning—America's #1 tutoring brand—created the SUMMER SMART workbook series! Packed with fun exercises and teacher-created activities, this book reinforces math and reading concepts your child learned in 1st grade, including: • Numbers and counting • Addition and subtraction • Basic measurements • Short and long vowels • Words to know • Reading comprehension Inside each Summer Smart book, you'll also find: • Teacher tips for staying sharp over the summer • Special “Vacation Challenge!” activities and games section • Cut-out flashcard sheets and recommended reading lists • A “Summer Smart!” Achievement Certificate Let the experts at America's #1 tutoring brand help get your child ready for 2nd grade! ***** Why Sylvan Products Work ***** Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. NAPPA is the nation’s most comprehensive awards program for children’s products and parenting resources and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents. Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research. Sylvan’s line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools. Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential. Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning.

Sylvan Summer Smart Workbook: Between Grades 3 & 4

Author:Sylvan Learning

Publisher:Sylvan Learning Publishing

ISBN:0525571140

Total Pages:160

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Stop "summer slide" and get ready to return to the classroom for 4th grade with Sylvan's SUMMER SMART Workbooks! Research shows that kids can lose up to 2.5 months' worth of hard-earned knowledge from the previous grade over the summer vacation break. That's why we at Sylvan Learning—America's #1 tutoring brand—created the SUMMER SMART workbook series! Packed with fun exercises and teacher-created activities, this book reinforces math and reading concepts your child learned in 3rd grade, including: • Addition and subtraction • Multiplication and division • Fractions, weights and measurements • Context clues and predicting what happens • Main ideas and details • Story comprehension Inside each Summer Smart book, you'll also find: • Teacher tips for staying sharp over the summer • Special “Vacation Challenge!” activities and games section • Cut-out flashcard sheets and recommended reading lists • A “Summer Smart!” Achievement Certificate Let the experts at America's #1 tutoring brand help get your child ready for 4th grade! ***** Why Sylvan Products Work ***** Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. NAPPA is the nation’s most comprehensive awards program for children’s products and parenting resources and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents. Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research. Sylvan’s line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools. Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential. Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning.

New England Law Review: Volume 49, Number 4 - Summer 2015

Author:New England Law Review

Publisher:Quid Pro Books

ISBN:1610278186

Total Pages:152

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The New England Law Review offers its issues in convenient digital formats for e-reader devices, apps, pads, and phones. This 4th issue of Volume 49 (Sum. 2015) features an extensive and important Symposium entitled "What Stays in Vegas," presented by leading scholars on the subject of privacy and big data. Contents include: "Legal Questions Raised by the Widespread Aggregation of Personal Data," by Adam Tanner "What Stays in Vegas: The Road to 'Zero Privacy,'" by David Abrams "Privacy and Predictive Analytics in E-Commerce," by Shaun B. Spencer "Privacy and Innovation: Information as Property and the Impact on Data Subjects," by Rita S. Heimes In addition, Issue 4 includes these extensive student contributions: Note, "Reforming Civil Asset Forfeiture: Ensuring Fairness and Due Process for Property Owners in Massachusetts," by Charles Basler Note, "'Mature Person Preferred': The Circuit Split on the 'Ordinary Reader' Standard for Advertisements in Violation of the Fair Housing Act," by Heather G. Reid Comment, "Ultramercial III: The Federal Circuit's Long Lesson," by Tiffany Marie Knapp Quality digital formatting includes linked notes, active table of contents, active URLs in notes, and proper Bluebook citations.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Author:Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN:8726587033

Total Pages:16

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Often claimed to be among the first modern detective stories written, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" exemplifies Poe’s interest in the workings of the mind when facing cases that need to be solved. C. Auguste Dupin, the protagonist, is the forefather of all great detectives such as Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Philip Marlowe. Different from Poe’s terror or horror-laden tales, the story nonetheless abounds in strange occurrences and horrific depictions. It has been made into several movie and TV adaptations, as well as radio programmes. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, author, and literary critic. Most famous for his poetry, short stories, and tales of the supernatural, mysterious, and macabre, he is also regarded as the inventor of the detective genre and a contributor to the emergence of science fiction, dark romanticism, and weird fiction. His most famous works include "The Raven" (1945), "The Black Cat" (1943), and "The Gold-Bug" (1843).

The Count of Monte Cristo

Author:Alexander Dumas

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736801378

Total Pages:1837

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The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815–1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood."

A Son of the Gods, and A Horseman in the Sky

Author:Ambrose Bierce

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:113

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"A Son of the Gods, and A Horseman in the Sky" by Ambrose Bierce. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.