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[from the back cover] "No more midnight snacks ... no more morning regrets. Just about every diet expert will tell you to stop eating after the dinner dishes are washed and put away. The problem is they don't tell you how. How, exactly, do you resist those overwhelming urges for desserts, snacks, and midnight munchies? There are at least 101 ways--and you'll find them in this simple, practical no-nonsense guide to healthy eating and weight-loss success. You'll find everything from quick tricks (like brushing your teeth) to surprising projects (like starting that novel you've been thinking about writing)--plus a special section on what to do "If You Have to Have It," filled with advice on the smartest low-calorie late-night treats. You can change your habits ...and change your life. All you have to do is shut that fridge--and open this book! ALSO INCLUDES SPECIAL IDEAS FOR LESS-FATTENING, MORE-FILLING EVENING MEALS."
Ana is nothing like her glamorous mother, Queen Veda, whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses. Alas, Queen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own--including her only daughter. And despite Ana's attempts to be plain and earn her mother's affection, she's sent away to the kingdom's exclusive boarding school. At the Academy, Ana is devastated when her only friend abandons her for the popular girls. Isolated and alone, Ana resolves to look like a true princess to earn the acceptance she desires. But when she uncovers the dangerous secret that makes all of the girls at the Academy so gorgeous, just how far will Ana go to fit in?
Chloe and Riley are in a battle against their best friends to win top grade on their business class project. It starts as a friendly competition, but soon turns into a bitter and ugly rivalry. Will it ruin their friendships forever?Meanwhile, Chloe and Riley's mom gets doctor's orders to stay at home and rest. That means no meetings, no business calls, no working! It's tough keeping their mom stress-free, but at the same time they develop a greater bond with her.
When Hector disappears shortly after his arrival in the Catskill Mountains, his camp counselor believes that everyone is just playing a joke, and the gang enlists the help of the Ghostwriter to stop a kidnapper.
From the book Jacket: Joe Talbot's neighbor, Wanda Gilmore, meets the man of her dreams. But Joe, Ellen Talbot, and Wishbone are puzzled by the change in Wanda's personality-she's just not herself. Wanda invites the Talbots to attend her mystery man's amateur-talent-night show, and everyone is in for a hair-raising surprise! This intrigue reminds Wishbone of the book Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Wishbone imagines himself as John Utterson, a lawyer who follows the trail of a strange and evil man who is terrorizing nineteenth-century London. As Utterson unravels this mystery, he will face dark secrets, witness a frightening scientific experiment gone wrong, and have a fur-raising encounter with a monster! The Wishbone series brings great literature to life, and explains it in simple language for younger and older readers alike.
Mary-Kate and Ashley are all set for an exciting summer with their friends. Their adventures begin with a Survivor-like competition. But the game turns sour when they realizes it's much more fun to lounge around the pool sipping humid fruit drinks.
Hans Jensen is tall, blond, and gorgeous -- and thinks he's the best at everything. When he signs up for every ski race in the White Oak/Harrington Winter Festival, Mary-Kate does too. Hans isn't the only super-athlete around -- and she's going to prove it!But then Mary-Kate gets into major trouble -- and is thrown off all the teams! Can Ashley help her sister get back on -- or is Mary-Kate out of the race for good?
Cory put her hands to her face. She was covered with layers of gauze, and she tore at it, layer after layer shedding in her hands as she hurried onward. The rocks in the path were bones and grinning skulls. This was what she had been stumbling over, and what her dress had been catching on. Panicked, she looked up. Five years after a deadly plague killed all the Grown-ups, the world's population has nearly vanished. Civilization is gone, and the children who outlived their parents have mostly perished of hunger or disease. But ten children survived, and have forged a new family, a new life, and together traveled up the coast of Florida, searching for answers. To their shock, they've found a group of adults, the only Grown-ups they've seen for years, living in an abandoned shopping mall. The Grown-ups seem delighted to see the children, and welcome them to the brave new world they've made for themselves -- a place with comforts the family had forgotten: cupcakes, clean clothes, adults to depend on. But something is terribly wrong. This friendly community is not what it appears. Can they find out the truth -- before it's too late? In this second book of the "Fire-us Trilogy", Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher return to the post-apocalyptic world they created in "The Kindling", as the family searches for the dark truth at the heart of the Fire-us.
After a virus destroys most of the world's adult population, a band of children travels in search of an explanation for the dark mystery that forms the heart of their existence.
It is the year 2007. The world has been wiped out by a deadly plague that killed all the adults. Without them, children perished of hunger and disease. No more people, no more electricity, no more civilization -- just mildewed houses, overgrown yards, and abandoned cars. Yet on a highway strip outside a small town in Florida, the words "We're Still Here" are painted in letters big enough to be seen from an airplane -- although no planes ever cross the empty sky. Miraculously, seven children have survived among the ruins. They cannot remember their names, their families, or much else from the Before Time. But they have forged a new family, with new names: Mommy, Hunter, Teacher, Action Figure, Teddy Bear, Baby, and Doll. They must face each day with enough hope to endure and the strength to realize that there may be nothing out there worth living for. Then one day, a new kid shows up on their doorstep and changes everything. He invites them to join him on a dangerous journey to Washington, to find a man called President if he's still alive -- and seek the answers to the mystery at the heart of the Fire-us. In this first book of the Fire-us Trilogy, Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher weave a compelling post-apocalyptic tale, luring readers into a world that is inventive enough to intrigue, yet true enough to believe.
The Wishbone "TM" Mysteries are a clever, engaging series that will immediately catch the eyes and the attention of young readers everywhere!
"A Girl's Guide to Guys". Don't accept a date on less than three days' notice. Make sure you're busy the second time he asks you out. No kissing until the fourth date -- at least. Never ever tell him how you feel before he does!
Riley and Chloe are spending Christmas this year with their father in his trailer on the beach. That means no ski trip with Mom, who must go to help her ailing aunt. That's when the girls decide on the best present of all: to get their parents back together for good.
Dear Diary, So far this school trip to sunny Florida has been a blast. I've even been made captain of our triathalon sports team! But now Dana Woletsky has shown up and she wants to take the team away from me. She wants to take my boyfriend, Ross, away, too! How can I keep her from ruining my summer? I wish Mary-Kate could help, but she can't. She's spending all her time frantically looking for her lost diary. She says there's something in it no one should read, but she won't tell me what it is. I mean, what could be so bad? -- Ashley
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