The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Candlewick Press

ISBN:1536214906

Total Pages:40

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From the celebrated creator of Red and Lulu comes the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever. Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life — one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It’s not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh — a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same.

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Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Author:Judith Viorst

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1416999639

Total Pages:128

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Now in paperback, an illustrated chapter book from industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith! I’m gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet! Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a brontosaurus, she throws a four-day temper tantrum and then storms off into the forest in search of the dinosaur she clearly deserves. Lulu isn’t particularly impressed with the snake, tiger, and bear she encounters, but then she finds him—a beautiful, long-necked, graceful brontosaurus. Mr. B completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, and Lulu thinks she’s gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him! How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much too tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich? Beloved children’s author Judith Viorst and Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith offer a fresh and funny tale with several surprise endings!

Little Santa

Author:Jon Agee

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698142489

Total Pages:40

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Ever wonder what Santa was like as a child? Award-winning author/illustrator Jon Agee brings us the funny, playful answer in this Christmas picture book destined to become a classic. Little Santa loves the North Pole. The rest of his family? Not so much. So, when they decide to move to Florida, Santa is miserable. Lucky for him, a blizzard foils their plans. The only way out of the house is up the chimney. Up goes Santa, to look for help, and along the way, he meets a reindeer and a large group of elves, who are more than eager to join in the rescue! With the sly humor of Jon Klassen and the read-aloud pleasure of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this tale of Santa’s beginnings is perfect for every kid’s holiday library.

Little Red Sleigh

Author:Erin Guendelsberger

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1728223563

Total Pages:40

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Believe in the magic of Christmas with this heartwarming Christmas picture book about the little red sleigh that could! The Little Red Sleigh has one big dream—to one day become Santa's big red sleigh! But all her life, she's been told she's too small, she's too young, she can't fly, and she certainly can't meet Santa. Well, this Christmas, with the help of some friends, she's determined to do the impossible. Little Red Sleigh is a heartwarming children's Christmas book you'll want to read again and again. Full of winter joy and Christmas magic, this Christmas book for kids will remind you that no dream is out of reach if you believe. Why readers love Little Red Sleigh: Parents, grandparents, and teachers will have fun reading this inspirational, growth-mindset book to kids Screen-free fun for children during the winter season Ideal holiday gift and novelty stocking stuffer for kids

Why Fish Don't Exist

Author:Lulu Miller

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501160370

Total Pages:240

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A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.​ “At one point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fish…comes up for air, and realizes she’s in love. That’s how I felt: Her book took me to strange depths I never imagined, and I was smitten.” —The New York Times Book Review David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. But the more of the hidden blueprint of life he uncovered, the harder the universe seemed to try to thwart him. His specimen collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake—which sent more than a thousand discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered. Many might have given up, given in to despair. But Jordan? He surveyed the wreckage at his feet, found the first fish that he recognized, and confidently began to rebuild his collection. And this time, he introduced one clever innovation that he believed would at last protect his work against the chaos of the world. When NPR reporter Lulu Miller first heard this anecdote in passing, she took Jordan for a fool—a cautionary tale in hubris, or denial. But as her own life slowly unraveled, she began to wonder about him. Perhaps instead he was a model for how to go on when all seemed lost. What she would unearth about his life would transform her understanding of history, morality, and the world beneath her feet. Part biography, part memoir, part scientific adventure, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a wondrous fable about how to persevere in a world where chaos will always prevail.

Four Days of You and Me

Author:Miranda Kenneally

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1492684147

Total Pages:352

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Are they meant to be, or better apart? Every May 7th, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu's relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It's been hard for Lulu to quit Alex ever since. Through break-ups, make-ups, and dating other people, each year's trip class brings the pair back together and forces them to confront their undeniable connection. From the science museum to Six Flags; New York City to London, Lulu learns one thing is for sure: love is the biggest trip of all.

Look

Author:Zan Romanoff

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0525554289

Total Pages:368

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"[For] readers of Nina LaCour . . . Sharply incisive [and] deeply romantic." --Booklist "Part coming-of-age story, part slow-burn romance, part feminist-manifesto." --SLJ "[One of] the LGBTQ books that will change the literary landscape." --O Magazine What Lulu Shapiro's 5,000 Flash followers don't know: • The video of her with another girl was never supposed to go public. • Owen definitely wasn't supposed to break up with her because of it. • Behind the online persona Lulu painstakingly curates, her life feels like a terrible, uncertain mess. Then Lulu meets Cass. Cass isn't interested in looking at Lulu's life, only in living in it for real. And The Hotel--a gorgeous space with an intriguing, Old Hollywood history--seems like the perfect hideaway for their deepening romance. But just because Lulu has stepped out of the spotlight doesn't mean it'll stop following her every move. Look is about what you present vs. who you really are, about real and manufactured intimacy and the blurring of that line. It's a deceptively glamorous, utterly compelling, beautifully written, queer coming-of-age novel about falling in love and taking ownership of your own self--your whole self--in the age of social media. "Romantic and deeply resonant...Everything I hoped for and more." --Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything "Witty, sensual, well-observed." --Francesca Lia Block, author of Weetzie Bat "I loved this book." --Mary H. K. Choi, author of Emergency Contact "A beautifully rendered...feminist coming-of-age story." --Jessica Morgan of Go Fug Yourself "Gorgeous." --Robin Benway, author of Far From the Tree "A complex, empathic examination of identity." --Amy Spalding, author of The Summer of Jordi Perez "A beautiful, intimate novel. I loved it so much." --Maurene Goo, author of The Way You Make Me Feel "Immediate...Deft...Astute...Compelling...Gripping and credible." --BCCB "[Zan Romanoff] is one of the best YA writers working today."--Brandy Colbert, author of Little & Lion

Samurai Santa

Author:Rubin Pingk

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1481430580

Total Pages:40

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A young ninja wants a snowball fight for Christmas, and he just might get his holiday wish in this picture book with graphic novel–inspired illustrations that celebrate the spirit of giving, Samurai style. It’s snowing on Christmas Eve! Yukio loves snowball fights, but none of the other ninjas will play with him for fear of landing on Santa’s naughty list. Can Yukio chase Santa away from Ninja Village, or will a Samurai Santa thwart Yukio’s plan? An epic snowball fight later, one thing’s for sure: this is going to be Yukio’s best Christmas ever.

Ladybug Girl

Author:Jacky Davis

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101654422

Total Pages:40

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The first hardcover picture book in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series, which encourages independence and creative play, and celebrates imagination for every preschool child! When Lulu puts on her ladybug costume, she becomes Ladybug Girl, a superhero who uses her imagination to have adventures right in her own backyard. Her dog, Bingo the basset hound, is always by her side and the two prove that they are not too little to explore nature, build forts, and make their own big fun. For fans of Fancy Nancy and Toot and Puddle, the Ladybug Girl series honors individuality, creativity, and a love of the outdoors!

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

Author:Maureen Fergus

Publisher:Tundra Books

ISBN:1770498257

Total Pages:32

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Santa has a problem. This kid? Harold? Santa doesn't think he's real. He WANTS to believe in Harold--after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas. Getting Harold's letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer... what would Christmas be without that? But Santa's just not sure. Some of his friends are telling him they think Harold's not real. And the Harold that sat on his knee last Christmas looked AWFULLY different. Santa comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold really exists... with hilarious consequences.

Lulu Walks the Dogs

Author:Judith Viorst

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:144243581X

Total Pages:160

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Feisty Lulu sets out to make some dough in this illustrated chapter book with “plenty of appeal” (Kirkus Reviews) from children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith. The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it’s time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she is ALWAYS and FOREVER going to want? After some failed attempts at lucrative gigs (baking cookies, spying, reading to old people), dog walking seems like a sensible choice. But Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia are not interested in making the job easy, and the infuriatingly helpful neighborhood goody-goody, Fleischman, has Lulu at the end of her rope. And with three wild dogs at the other end, Lulu’s patience is severely tested. Will she ever make a friend—or the money she needs? In this standalone sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus, children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith once again prove that even the loudest, rudest, and most obstinate of girls can win us over.

Lulu Is Getting a Sister

Author:Judith Viorst

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1481471929

Total Pages:192

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Lulu is getting the sister she never asked for in this oh-so-funny illustrated chapter book filled with hilarious hijinks and fiesty twists from Judith Viorst. Lulu has received the worst. News. EVER. She’s getting…a baby sister. No one ever asked HER opinion on this debacle. But she’ll tell you anyway, because she no how, no way, no thank you wants a sibling. Undeterred, and to prepare Lulu for big sisterhood, her parents bribe—AHEM, ask—Lulu to attend Camp Sisterhood, a.k.a. big sister training camp. As a Sister-in-Training (SIT), Lulu is assigned a variety of temporary little “siblings” who are supposed to be so much fun Lulu will become excited to have a permanent sibling of her own. Well, no one ever said Camp Sisterhood was supposed to teach Lulu how to be a good big sister, so Lulu resolves to be a bad big sister. She insults her little siblings. She taunts them with secrets. She even tricks one of them into carrying both of their backpacks up a mountain! Then some BITs (brothers-in-training) from the neighboring Camp Brotherhood start picking on Lulu’s siblings, and Lulu responds by doing her red-faced, steam-coming-out-of-her-ears thing and showing those BITs who’s boss! After all, Lulu’s siblings may be duds, but they’re her duds, and sisters have to stick together.

The Lost Christmas

Author:B. B. Cronin

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0451479068

Total Pages:40

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A Christmas confection from the brilliant creator of The Lost House and The Lost Picnic! It's time to decorate the tree for Christmas--but Grandad can't find any of his ornaments! The hunt for the missing decorations takes the children up and down in Grandad's bric-a-brac-filled house and out into a winter wonderland. And when every ornament is on the tree at last, Grandad has a wonderful holiday surprise in store. This seek-and-find book from the award-winning author of The Lost House and The Lost Picnic will delight readers of any age and belongs under a Christmas tree.

Snow Birds

Author:Kirsten Hall

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1647001609

Total Pages:40

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Discover birds who survive winter against all odds in this poetic, gorgeously illustrated picture book Snowflakes whirling, snow-flocks swirling, streaks of white twirl through the night . . . You’ve heard of birds who migrate to warmer climates in the wintertime—but what about those who persevere through snowy weather and freezing temperatures? With elegant verse and striking illustrations, Snow Birds salutes the brave and resourceful birds who adapt to survive the coldest months.

The Glass Castle

Author:Jeannette Walls

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1416550607

Total Pages:304

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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Turning Pages

Author:Sonia Sotomayor

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0525514090

Total Pages:40

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time! As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's death, to uncover the secrets of the world, and to dream of a future for herself in which anything was possible. In Turning Pages, Justice Sotomayor shares that love of books with a new generation of readers, and inspires them to read and puzzle and dream for themselves. Accompanied by Lulu Delacre's vibrant art, this story of the Justice's life shows readers that the world is full of promise and possibility--all they need to do is turn the page. Praise for Turning Pages: * "A sincere and insightful autobiography that also demonstrates the power of the written word. A winning addition to libraries that serve young readers." --School Library Journal, starred review "A personal and appealing book made to inspire." --Booklist "A thoughtful introduction to both the power of reading and an inspiring role model." --Kirkus Reviews "This book would be great as a read-aloud for class discussions of the Supreme Court, or United States government, or of important people in public service. It would also be good for independent reading by students interested in biographies or political figures." --School Library Connection

Merry Christmas, Anne

Author:Kallie George

Publisher:Tundra Books

ISBN:0735267197

Total Pages:40

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A heartwarming holiday picture book inspired by L.M. Montgomery's beloved classic Anne of Green Gables. It's Christmas in Avonlea, and Anne is thankful for so many things: feathery frosts and silvery seas, and wreaths as round as the moon. But most of all, she's thankful for her kindred spirits, including Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, who adopted her, and her bosom friend Diana. But Anne is distracted this holiday by having to recite at the upcoming Christmas concert. And she feels bad that her kindred spirits give her so much during the year when she has very little to give in return. Can Anne overcome her jitters and make her kindred spirits proud -- and also think of a way to show her appreciation for the people she loves? With magical illustrations and a heartfelt message, this festive picture book is the perfect holiday read for Anne fans old and new and a joyous way to celebrate the season.

The Animals' Santa

Author:Jan Brett

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0399546146

Total Pages:32

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This modern Christmas classic highlights how animals are just as curious as kids about their own Santa. When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animals’ Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him. Maybe he’s a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him. On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe finds a way to see the animals' Santa and a Snowy Owl in a red cap swoops down with a pack full of presents. Never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals' Santa. Jan Brett's love of animals, winter, and all things Christmas is on grand display in this original holiday story.

Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Author:Jeff Gottesfeld

Publisher:Candlewick Press

ISBN:1536224367

Total Pages:32

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With every step, the Tomb Guards pay homage to America’s fallen. Discover their story, and that of the unknown soldiers they honor, through resonant words and illustrations. Keeping vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Arlington National Cemetery, are the sentinel guards, whose every step, every turn, honors and remembers America’s fallen. They protect fellow soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, making sure they are never alone. To stand there—with absolute precision, in every type of weather, at every moment of the day, one in a line uninterrupted since midnight July 2, 1937—is the ultimate privilege and the most difficult post to earn in the army. Everything these men and women do is in service to the Unknowns. Their standard is perfection. Exactly how the unnamed men came to be entombed at Arlington, and exactly how their fellow soldiers have come to keep vigil over them, is a sobering and powerful tale, told by Jeff Gottesfeld and luminously illustrated by Matt Tavares—a tale that honors the soldiers who honor the fallen.

Limestone Man

Author:Robert Minhinnick

Publisher:Seren

ISBN:178172251X

Total Pages:306

Viewed:1423

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Richard Parry is a painter who cannot paint, a writer who doesn’t write. His obsession is Lulu, that ‘orphan off the street’, his aboriginal ‘green child’. But on returning from Australia to his hometown he finds it has become notorious for the suicides of young people. As Parry tries to connect past and present he is haunted by dreams of Australia and of his youth. Yet is Parry all he seems? Isn’t he frankly, ‘a bit creepy’? How trustworthy is memory? And what has happened to the vivacious Lulu? A meditation on age and opportunity by prizewinning poet, essayist and novelist Robert Minhinnick. Limestone Man is this writer’s second novel, after 2007’s Ondaatje-nominated Sea Holly.

Home Front

Author:Kristin Hannah

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1429942215

Total Pages:400

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In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . . Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family. At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.

Listen Here

Author:Sandra L. Ballard,Patricia L. Hudson

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:0813143578

Total Pages:712

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Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Janice Holt Giles, George Ella Lyon, Sharyn McCrumb, and Lee Smith. Editors Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson offer a diverse sampling of time periods and genres, established authors and emerging voices. From regional favorites to national bestsellers, this unprecedented gathering of Appalachian voices displays the remarkable talent of the region's women writers who've made their mark at home and across the globe.

Rubi Red and the Ocean Blue

Author:Ariel Perez

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1312264969

Total Pages:16

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This is a small collection of haikus inspired by family tragedy and loss, but formed in to something beautiful. While working through my own personal pain, I ended up creating this for the person who it's about. It brought me to realize that no one is truly lost forever.

I Love Birds!

Author:Jennifer Ward

Publisher:Shambhala Publications

ISBN:0834842165

Total Pages:196

Viewed:1688

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Prowl for owls by ear, discover the science of feathers, and become familiar with the birds in your neighborhood and beyond—52 activities for kids ages 4 to 8 Calling all birders! It’s time to share the joy of birds with the kids in your life. I Love Birds! is chock-full of activities, information, and rich resources that will fuel discovery and inspire families. Through sensory, hands-on, and creative explorations that involve birding basics and the hows and whys of bird behavior, the activities here will engage children’s imagination and sense of wonder as they observe birds in the wild, become citizen scientists, and forge a deeper understanding, appreciation, and stewardship toward nature, our planet, and all things feathery.

Till We Meet Again...

Author:Gladys Burchell

Publisher:eBook Partnership

ISBN:1839780800

Total Pages:256

Viewed:1590

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This remarkable and engaging novel, set during the dark days of the Second World War, chronicles the lives of two families who share life and laughter, love and loss. There amongst them, to ensure that common sense prevails, is the ever-present figure of Gran, whose answer to most things lies in a hot cup of tea, or perhaps a glass of stout when the chips really are down. The richness of the portrayal of the characters in 'Till We Meet Again...' the insightful observations and down-to-earth values, draw the reader into a web of warm nostalgia in this delightful tale.

The Red and the Black

Author:Robert Miklitsch

Publisher:University of Illinois Press

ISBN:0252099125

Total Pages:312

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Critical wisdom has it that we said a long goodbye to film noir in the 1950s. Robert Miklitsch begs to differ. Pursuing leads down the back streets and alleyways of cultural history, The Red and the Black proposes that the received rise-and-fall narrative about the genre radically undervalues the formal and thematic complexity of '50s noir and the dynamic segue it effected between the spectacular expressionism of '40s noir and early, modernist neo-noir. Mixing scholarship with a fan's devotion to the crooked roads of critique, Miklitsch autopsies marquee films like D.O.A., Niagara, and Kiss Me Deadly plus a number of lesser-known classics. Throughout, he addresses the social and technological factors that dealt deuce after deuce to the genre--its celebrated style threatened by new media and technologies such as TV and 3-D, color and widescreen, its born losers replaced like zombies by All-American heroes, the nation rocked by the red menace and nightmares of nuclear annihilation. But against all odds, the author argues, inventive filmmakers continued to make formally daring and socially compelling pictures that remain surprisingly, startlingly alive. Cutting-edge and entertaining, The Red and the Black reconsiders a lost period in the history of American movies.

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 11 (light novel)

Author:Hiro Ainana

Publisher:Yen Press LLC

ISBN:1975301641

Total Pages:192

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No good deed goes unpunished! Though Satou's stay in Labyrinth City got off to a rocky start, he's determined to put Celivera on the road to redemption! Acts of charity, such as founding an orphanage and putting the Plunderer King behind bars, are no big deal for him. But despite his best efforts, mysterious drugs continue to circulate. Incidentally, the noble in green, Sir Poputema, has been acting rather suspicious lately. Could he be linked to the spike in demonic activity...?

13 Shots of Noir

Author:Paul D. Brazill

Publisher:Untreed Reads

ISBN:1611871808

Total Pages:46

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English writer Paul D Brazill's 13 Shots Of Noir is a collection of short stories in the vein of Roald Dahl, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.The first story, "The Tut," was nominated for a 2010 Spinetingler Award, while the story "Anger Management" was chosen as one of the Predators and Editors top twenty crime stories. Crime, horror and dark fiction are contained within the pages of 13 Shots Of Noir.

Lulu

Author:Vanessa Georgiana

Publisher:Abbott Press

ISBN:1458209350

Total Pages:104

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Lulu is a tiny, unique spider who sees the beauty within everyone. Determined to never judge others by their looks but instead by their hearts and souls, Lulu goes about his days playing hide-and-seek with his sisters and brothers. With a white stripe down his blue back, only five black eyes, and eight legs, Lulu knows he looks different than the rest of his family, but that is okay. Lulu loves himself from the inside out. As Lulu begins his first day of school, he is very excited to make new friends. But when he arrives at school, everyone ignores him, including his teacher. All the excitement about school begins to fade away. Day after day, Lulu is bullied, called names, and overlooked by everyone. But even as Lulu battles prejudice at school, there is even more tension at home. After Lulu’s father abandons them and his mother falls ill, Lulu must face the reality that those who do not understand, judge. Lulu is the poignant tale of a positively unique spider who, despite all of life’s hardships, holds onto the faith that everyone will one day see that we are all exceptional—on Earth and beyond.

LULU'S LIBRARY: Complete Collection (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Louisa May Alcott

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8075839501

Total Pages:215

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This unique collection of "LULU'S LIBRARY: Complete Collection (Illustrated Edition)” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Henry James called her "The novelist of children... the Thackeray, the Trollope, of the nursery and the schoolroom." Content: A Christmas Dream The Candy Country Naughty Jocko The Skipping Shoes Cockyloo Rosy's Journey How They Ran Away The Fairy Box A Hole in The Wall The Piggy Girl The Three Frogs Baa! Baa! The Frost King and How The Fairies Conquered Him Lilybell and Thistledown Ripple, the Water Sprite Eva's Visit to Fairyland Sunshine, and Her Brothers and Sisters The Fairy Spring Queen Aster The Brownie and the Princess Mermaids Little Bud The Flower's Story Recollections of My Childhood A Christmas Turkey, And How It Came The Silver Party The Blind Lark Music and Macaroni The Little Red Purse Sophie's Secret Dolly's Bedstead Trudel's Siege "All of these stories were told to my little niece during our quiet hour before bedtime. They became such favorites with her and her friends that I wrote them down in several small blue books, and called them LULU'S LIBRARY. Having nothing else to offer this year, I have collected them in one volume as a Christmas gift to my boys and girls from their old friend.” - L. M. Alcott

Still the One

Author:Robin Wells

Publisher:Forever

ISBN:0446569690

Total Pages:432

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Robin Wells takes us back to Chartreuse, Louisiana, for a deeply moving story of forgiveness and second chances. STILL THE ONE After Katie Charmaine's husband is killed in Iraq, all she has left is a closet full of his clothes, a few pictures, and fond memories. She not only lost her love, but her last chance to have the children she's always wanted. Until Zack Ferguson shows up in town . . . with the daughter Katie gave up for adoption nearly seventeen years ago. Zack Ferguson has never forgotten Katie, or the one magical night they spent together. Seeing her again brings up a tidal wave of emotions: regret over the way he left her, anger at the secret she kept, and desire he hasn't felt in years. But he's in town for Gracie. Their daughter is sixteen, angry at the world, and-worst of all-pregnant. She needs the love of her two parents now more than ever. Can these three forgive the hurts of the past and open their hearts to each other?

Finding the King of the Corporate Jungle

Author:Karri T. Perez,Richard S. Colfax

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1664145281

Total Pages:48

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Adam the lion in charge of Rainbow needs to find a leader for Red, one of his regional operations. Following traditional models, he brings in various leaders from outside the community. After they each fail, he looks inside the Red community for local talent. There he learns that the usual models may not work and other options can be successful.

A Face in the Moon

Author:Mitchell Waldman

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781469741123

Total Pages:528

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A FACE IN THE MOON is available through iUniverse, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, numerous other online book sites, and may be ordered through any bookstore. A FACE IN THE MOON is a look back at those lost days when colors seemed more vivid and when being in love seemed the only thing that mattered. The narrator, Jack Lohman, is an inexperienced twenty-two-year old, who was recently dumped by his first real girlfriend, and is soon to leave graduate school for who knows what. Enter Loni, a bright-eyed, free-spirited seventeen-year old who has had more than her share of experience -- she lost her virginity on her fourteenth birthday, has had more boyfriends and drugs than she cares to remember, as well as a mental breakdown that she's trying her best to forget. From the moment Jack meets Loni, his life begins to change. She teaches him how to laugh, and makes him feel, for perhaps the first time in his life, that he can be loved without judgment. Yet, ironically, it is Loni's harsh self-evaluation that paralyzes her at times, turning the carefree, uninhibited woman/child into a speechless, listless teenager who laments the days when life used to be more fun. She promises to tell Jack some day about her breakdown of the summer before but for now it's still too painful for her. Meanwhile, Jack loves her, but wonders if she'll ever fully let him into her life. A FACE IN THE MOON is a story about two young lovers struggling to find each other and their ways in the world. And when a series of events keeps them apart longer than expected, it becomes the story of whether their new love can survive the pressures of separation and emotional disturbance.

Lulu's Library

Author:Louisa May Alcott

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1528788435

Total Pages:155

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First published in 1889, this book contains volume III of “Lulu's Library”, a collection of over thirty fantastic stories for children written by Louisa May Alcott's. This wonderful collection is perfect for children and would make for ideal bedtime reading material. Contents include: “Recollections Of My Childhood”, “A Christmas Turkey, And How It Came”, “The Silver Party”, “The Blind Lark”, “Music And Macaroni”, “The Little Red Purse”, “Sophie's Secret”, “Dolly's Bedstead”, “Trudel's Siege”, “Boston”, and “Roberts Brothers”. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet most famous for writing the novel “Little Women”, as well as its sequels “Little Men” and “Jo's Boys”. She grew up in New England and became associated with numerous notable intellectuals of her time, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henry David Thoreau. Other notable works by this author include: "An Old-Fashioned Girl" (1886), "Eight Cousins" (1869), and "A Long Fatal Love Chase" (1875). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Love Forbidden

Author:Barbara Cartland

Publisher:Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd

ISBN:1782134786

Total Pages:345

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Having watched her dissolute father squander the family’s fortune on his disreputable and extravagant lifestyle, young flame-haired beauty Aria Milborne despises the empty glamour of Society.So she is dismayed when she is forced take a job with an American millionaire in order to save the beloved family home, Queen’s Folly, where her brother, Charles, works night and day to make ends meet.Appalled by Dart Huron’s arrogance and the behaviour of his spoilt film star floozy Lulu Carlo, who is desperately trying to marry him, Aria finds herself at loggerheads with her new employer while being pursued relentlessly by his amorous aristocratic friend, Lord BAuckleigh.When Dart offers Aria a fortune to agree to a pretend engagement designed to free him from the grasping Lulu, she finds herself emblazoned across the Press throughout the land to her shame and humiliation.Her heart fills with hate for the dashing Dart Huron until the news that he has been shot almost stops her own heart and she understands that this is not hate at all –This is love.

Bike & Trike

Author:Elizabeth Verdick

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534415181

Total Pages:48

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“An amusing friendship story that's just right for reading aloud.” —Publishers Weekly “Everyone’s indeed a winner here.” —Kirkus Reviews “A sure bet for read-aloud fun.” —Booklist Toy Story meets Cars in this sweet and relatable story that explores universal themes of friendship and growing up. Look out, world! There’s a shiny, new Bike in town. But what does this mean for rusty, old Trike? Trike is a rusty little fellow, a trusty little fellow, on three worn-down wheels. Now that Lulu has outgrown him, he’s lonely in the garage. But then a newcomer shows up. He’s shiny and big and has FOUR wheels. It’s BIKE! Gulp. Trike worries that Bike won’t know how to take care of Lulu. Bike won’t listen, and challenges Trike to a race. It’s ON! Who will win?

Lulu's Library Series, Volume 3

Author:Louisa May Alcott

Publisher:Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:3849659275

Total Pages:216

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This is a collection of stories by Louisa May Alcott, the famous authoress of classics like 'Little Women.' Included are 'Recollections Of My Childhood', 'A Christmas Turkey, And How It Came', 'The Silver Party', 'The Blind Lark', 'Music And Macaroni', 'The Little Red Purse' and many more.

R.E.D.

Author:J03

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1468551639

Total Pages:204

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After leaving the R.E.D agency, Joe, Erica, Lulu and Max travel to Alta Palma city, to live in the house they inherited from their mother. Upon arriving things appear as a peaceful town of tranquility but the first catch is the wolf bane. As the story progresses Joe is called to investigate the city, R.E.D is willing to pay him to find lost detectives that have ventured in and disappeared. He meets a whacky but beautiful and smart girl Vanessa Greene who is also there for the same case. Both team up to take on unexpected dangers and try to discover who or what is behind the grizzly murders that begin to take place.

Sinful Words

Author:Hesenê Metê

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1524682535

Total Pages:160

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Behram is the mysterious narrator of this strange tale of one mans search for divine understanding. He tells about the truth of sinand the sin of the truthin his life while discussing not only Islam but also God as an all-powerful entity. Behram travels and meets others on the path to enlightenment, but he might not find what he seeks. He continues to search, although he does not know exactly what he searches foror what pursues him. He chases and looks, knowing that the day he discovers what he seeks will be the day he becomes a poet, a madman, or a prophet, but a prophet without God. Behram grows to hate God as much as he hates Satan but also loves God as he loves Satan. What horrible, beautiful realization awaits the seeker when truth is ultimately revealed?

Hunted

Author:Tristen Jessen,Dawn Hitchcock

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1546228527

Total Pages:214

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Uncle Malaki is hunting for his niece, LuLu, after killing her parents when she was three years old. He needs her to become king of Starlite Island. Uncle Malakis men have been searching the nearby towns and the forest where FinFin and LuLu are hiding. The men are getting close. Staying one step ahead of them becomes harder now that one of them can sense LuLu. Will FinFin be able to keep LuLu hidden until she can return home, or will Uncle Malaki get his revenge?