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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery #1)

by Joanne Fluke

Discover The Delicious Mystery That Started It All!No one cooks up a delectable, suspense-filled mystery quite like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke's dessert-baking, red-haired heroine whose gingersnaps are as tart as her comebacks, and whose penchant for solving crimes--one delicious clue at a time--has made her a bestselling favorite. And it all began on these pages, with a bakery, a murder, and some suddenly scandalous chocolate-chip crunchies. Featuring a bonus short story and brand new, mouthwatering recipes, this new edition of the very first Hannah Swensen mystery is sure to have readers coming back for seconds. . .Hannah already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah's famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, her life just can't get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer. But if she doesn't watch her back, Hannah's sweet life may get burned to a crisp. "A cleverly plotted cozy full of appealing characters and delicious cookie recipes." --Publishers Weekly

And Then She Was Gone

by Rosalind Noonan

Eleven-year-old Lauren O'Neil vanished one sunny afternoon as she walked home from school. Six years later, her parents Rachel and Dan still tirelessly scour their Oregon hometown and beyond, always believing Lauren will be found. Then one day, the call comes.Lauren has been rescued from a secluded farm mere miles away, and her abductor has confessed. Yet her return is nothing like Rachel imagined. Though the revelations about what Lauren endured are shocking, most heartbreaking of all is to see the bright-eyed, assertive daughter she knew transformed into a wary, polite stranger. Lauren's first instinct is to flee. For years she's been told her parents forgot her; now she doubts the pieces of her life can ever fit together again. But Rachel refuses to lose her a second time. Little by little they must relearn what it means to be a family, trusting that their bond is strong enough to guide them back to each other. Intensely moving and absorbing, this is an extraordinary story told with sensitivity and grace, and filled with the depth and breadth of a mother's love. Praise for Rosalind Noonan"Noonan has a knack for page-turners and doesn't disappoint." --Publishers Weekly on All She Ever Wanted "The author once again takes on an emotional topic with great sensitivity." --Booklist on The Daughter She Used to Be"Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult's kind of tale. . .it's a keeper!" --New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson on One September Morning

Unexpected Eden

by Rhenna Morgan

Eden, #1 Paradise, love and power. . .and a prophecy with a price. Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill's about to learn they're wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance. Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn't want to resist. The question is, is she Myren, or human - which makes her forbidden fruit? When Eryx's nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea "home" would mean the one-and-only land of creation. . .or that she'd trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.81,411 Words

Marked

by Rebecca Zanetti

Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life. . .Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he's worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice. . .Love is about to start conquering. . . "Paranormal romance at its best!" --Cynthia Eden "Hot and fast from beginning to end." --Kate Douglas on Fated "Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast." --Publishers Weekly on Claimed87,300 Words

Gunfire At Timberline

by C. E. Parker

They were two brothers, riding together for the first time in years. Heading west on the prairie, the two ace gunmen ran across a lone, pursued woman with a story to tell -- a story of ruthless murder on the trail and her desperate race to reach her father's ranch. The two gunmen were soon involved in a deadly struggle with a rancher who would stop at nothing to get the land -- and the woman -- he wanted!

The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

by Robertson Davies

The book that marked the first appearance in the United States of Robertson Davies' mischievous alter ego, Samuel Marchbanks, is now available as an eBook for the first time.In 1942, two years after returning to Canada from Britain, Robertson Davies took up the role of editor of the Peterborough Examiner. During his tenure as editor at the Examiner, a post he held until 1955, and later as publisher of the newspaper (1955-65), Davies published witty, curmudgeonly, mischievous, and fiercely individualistic editorials under the name of his alter ego, Samuel Marchbanks, "one of the choice and master spirits of his age." In this single volume, first published in 1985, the "gentle headwaiter to Marchbanks' splendid banquet" has edited and selected from his alter ego's observations to bring together previous titles in the Marchbanks bibliography: The Diary (1947), The Table Talk (1949), and Samuel Marchbanks' Almanack (1967). Here is treasure! Marchbanks on politics, on his furnace, on theatre, on the taxman, on trains, on Christmas, on book-banners, on manners, indeed on everything under the sun! Not only this, but Davies' copious and quite delectable Notes are "calculated to remove all Difficulties caused by the passage of Time and to offer the Wisdom, not to speak of Whimsicality, of this astonishing man to the Modern Public, in the most convenient form." Reviewing the first edition of Papers for the New York Times in 1986, Davies' longtime friend John Kenneth Galbraith said: "Not many journalists would wish to risk having their daily efflux dug out and published after a lapse of 40 years. . . . This writing of four decades ago is consistently incisive, insulting, funny, relevant and altogether interesting." The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks, best savoured at leisure, and returned to time and again, "offers a humourous and insightful picture of postwar Canadian life as seen through the eyes of a delightful eccentric who reminds . . . of a boozeless W.C. Fields." Charles Bishop, English Dept., University of New Orleans.

Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-Siberian & Silk Road

by Bijan Omrani

The story of travel through the centuries along Eurasia's great land routes, told through the observations and accounts of many of the world's great travelers, and enhanced by wonderful illustrations both old and new. What was it really like to travel the iron rails of the Trans-Siberian Railway in its early years, the dusty, parched tracks of the Silk Road in its heyday, or the rugged, dangerous mountain passes into and out of the Indian subcontinent? Eurasia's great land routes, offspring of the ambition of Russian tsars, Chinese emperors and Mughal khans, have served human history well, acting as conduits for trade, religion and cultural conventions, and as avenues down which conquering armies and commercial pioneers swarmed in the forging of empires. With wit and humor, Omrani weaves a tapestry of tales and reports by a panoply of travelers down the centuries, taking the reader on an exciting journey that crosses continents and spans epochs. Richly embellished with stunning photography, detailed maps and fascinating archival illustrations, Asia Overland is a compelling piece of travel literature that will appeal to both modern-day explorers and armchair travelers alike. Travel companion and historical travelogue Resourced from travel luminaries: from George Kennan to Anton Chekhov, Fa Xian and Xuanzang to Marco Polo and Matteo Ricci, Sir Clarmont Skrine and Francis Younghusband to Peter Fleming and Mildred Cable, Lord Curzon and Sir Alexander Burnes to Yakut al-Hamawi and Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo Fascinating archival images Lavish, broad-ranging photography

Iran: Persia: Ancient and Modern (Fourth Edition) (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)

by Bruce Wannell Bijan Omrani Helen Loveday Christoph Baumer

"A stunning guide, packed with history, that no visitor to Iran should be without."--Christina Lamb, foreign affairs correspondent, Sunday Times [London] Iran, or Persia as it was formerly known, has been a melting pot of civilizations for centuries. The Islamic revolution in 1979 and the subsequent Iran-Iraq war reduced tourism to a trickle, but in the last decade the country's global significance within the modern world has resulted in increasing interest from travelers and business people. This is an essential book both for visitors to Iran and for those simply with a thirst to learn about and understand this diverse and beautiful land. Travel facts and tips combine with chapters on each of the country's provinces and sections on Islamic art, architecture, and religion.

Study and Teaching Guide: The History of the Ancient World

by Julia Kaziewicz

A curriculum guide to accompany The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome, by Susan Wise Bauer. Susan Wise Bauer's narrative world history series is widely used in advanced high school history classes, as well as by home educating parents. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed for use by both parents and teachers, provides a full curriculum with study questions and answers, critical thinking assignments, essay topics, instructor rubrics, and test forms. Explanations for answers and teaching tips are also included. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed by historian and teacher Julia Kaziewicz in cooperation with Susan Wise Bauer, makes The History of the Ancient World (recommended for high school study in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home) even more accessible to educators and parents alike.

Telling God's Story, Year Three: The Unexpected Way: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Vol. 3) (Telling God's Story)

by Rachel Marie Stone

Weekly religion lessons for upper elementary students, drawn from the New Testament, are free from political and sectarian agendas. The lessons are scripted to make preparation and instruction straightforward and simple for parents and teachers. The third in a series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story, Year 3 provides scripted weekly lessons for third graders and the adults who teach them. Each weekly lesson provides content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage from one of the four Gospels to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for children to grasp with ease. Together with the accompanying Activity Guide, Telling God's Story, Year 3 provides a full year of religious instruction.

Telling God's Story, Year Two: The Kingdom of Heaven: Student Guide & Activity Pages (Telling God's Story)

by Justin Moore

Host a feast like ones Jesus and his disciples might have eaten. Defend a flock from wolves. Learn about compassion by playing the Good Samaritan Game, and re-create Jesus' final days with the Passion Week comic strip. These lesson plans, designed to accompany the weekly lessons laid out in Telling God's Story: Instructor Text and Teaching Guide, Year Two (sold separately), provide enough additional activities to fill out an entire week of home school or private school study. A core set of activities is also provided for the use of Sunday School teachers. Coloring pages accompany each lesson and accurately reflect the historical setting of the original stories, while a full range of crafts, games, and activities help young students understand and remember.

Telling God's Story, Year Two: The Kingdom of Heaven: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Telling God's Story)

by Peter Enns

Weekly religion lessons for second-graders, scripted for parents and teachers to make preparation and instruction straightforward and simple. The second in a twelve-year series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story, Year Two provides scripted weekly lessons for second graders and the adults who teach them. Each weekly lesson provides pithy, content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage from one of the four Gospels to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for children to grasp with ease.

Telling God's Story, Year One: Meeting Jesus: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Telling God's Story)

by Peter Enns

A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World. The first level in a twelve-level series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story: Year One provides weekly lessons for elementary-grade students, based on the parables and the Gospels. The Instructor Text and Teaching Guide contains pithy, content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for young children to grasp with ease. This Year One curriculum provides a full year of religious instruction.

Telling God's Story: A Parents' Guide to Teaching the Bible (Telling God's Story)

by Peter Enns

A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World. In this accessible and engaging book, Peter Enns (author of the controversial and best-selling Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament) provides parents and teachers with a straightforward and intelligent twelve-year plan for teaching the Bible. Written for lay readers but incorporating the best scholarly insights, Telling God's Story avoids sectarian agendas. Instead, Enns suggests beginning with the parables of the Gospels for the youngest students; continuing on with the more complex stories of the Old and New Testaments for middle grade students; and guiding high school students into an understanding of the history and culture of biblical times.

The Parables of Jesus

by Earnest Graham

A hurricane howls towards a house built on sand. A nighttime intruder creeps onto enemy land. A boy leaves home to seek adventure. Robbers menace a lonely traveler. And the unexpected happens. This new and innovative graphic novel translation puts a modern twist on an ancient art form. The parables of Jesus begin with mundane events and end with a glimpse of a deeper reality; Earnest Graham's illustrations, ranging in style from West African kente and Japanese prints to vivid modern realism, interpret these well-loved stories for the next generation of readers.

James: A Letter to the Scattered

by Earnest Graham

An ancient letter that inspired deeds bravery and compassion in millions of lives. In James: A Letter to the Scattered, Earnest Graham's dramatic illustrations follow women and men around the globe and through time. Follow hunted Christians into Roman catacombs, accompany errands of mercy in modern hospital corridors, see courage and kindness amidst the carnage of the Thirty Years' War, witness the fight for justice in 19th-century Mexico, and march beside protestors in 1960s Alabama. A Letter to the Scattered, the first in a series of graphic novels from Olive Branch Books, brings the ancient wisdom of the Epistle of James to a new audience.

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading--no experts need apply! Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills--and don't know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading--from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This one book supplies parents with all the tools they need. Over the years of her teaching career, Jessie Wise has seen good reading instruction fall prey to trendy philosophies and political infighting. Now she has teamed with dynamic coauthor Sara Buffington to supply parents with a clear, direct phonics program--a program that gives them the know-how and confidence to take matters into their own hands.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 4 Student Workbook (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A simple-to-use, scripted workbook to grammar and composition that accompanies the First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 4 textbook and makes successful teaching easy--for both parents and students. This workbook, accompanying the Level 4 Instructor Guide (available separately) in the First Language Lessons complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. This Level 4 Student Workbook provides complete worksheets for the student, making it possible for busy parents and teachers to spend more time teaching and less time preparing. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 4 Instructor Guide (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching easy--for both parents and students. This volume, the Level 4 Instructor Guide in the complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. The text covers a full range of grammar topics, including parts of speech, punctuation, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing and storytelling. Optional end units provide practice in dictionary use and letter writing. Designed to follow Levels 1-3, the Level 4 Instructor Guide can also be used as a first grammar text for older students. A Level 4 Student Workbook is available separately with worksheet and activities. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 3 Student Workbook (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

First Language Lessons is a simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching simple--for both parents and teachers. The Level 3 Student Workbook (Grades 2-4) for First Language Lessons, used alongside the teacher's Level 3 Instructor Guide, gives teachers everything they need to spend more time teaching their students--and less time preparing lessons, making copies, or gathering supplies. It's all right here: inside this book, you'll find poems for memorization, empty sentence diagram frames, and blank lines perfectly sized for young students' copywork, dictation, and narration. First Language Lessons, Level 3 is a complete grammar and writing text that covers a wide range of topics--including parts of speech, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing, storytelling, and narration. This Level 3 Student Workbook is the perfect complement to the lessons. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 3 Instructor Guide (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

The third volume in the First Language Lessons series, this scripted guide uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the formative first years of study. The Level 3 Instructor Guide for First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind reinforces the grammar and writing concepts introduced in the previous levels. It also introduces new material, including sentence diagramming. This instructor book has the same simple-to-use, scripted format as the previous levels. (The Level 3 Student Workbook is available separately; the workbook makes it easier for busy parents to spend more time teaching, and less time preparing--you don't have to hand-draw any diagram frames!) First Language Lessons Level 3 is designed to follow Levels 1 and 2, but can be used as a first grammar text for older students. The optional end-units on writing letters, dictionary skills, and oral usage allow you to tailor the instruction to the needs of your child. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 2 (Second Edition) (First Language Lessons)

by Jessie Wise

A complete beginning grammar text that uses copywork, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability. Scripted lessons give the teacher direction and confidence, while exquisite pencil reproductions of great paintings are used to encourage children in oral composition. Originally published as a single two-year volume, Level 2 (Grade 2, this book) and Level 1 (Grade 1, available separately) have been redesigned as two separate simple-to-use one-year programs. Grade Recommendation: Grade 2.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 1 (Second Edition) (First Language Lessons)

by Jessie Wise

A complete beginning grammar text that uses copywork, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability. Scripted lessons give the teacher direction and confidence, while exquisite pencil reproductions of great paintings are used to encourage children in oral composition. Originally published as a single two-year volume, Level 1 (Grade 1, this book) and Level 2 (Grade 2, available separately) have been redesigned as two separate simple-to-use one-year programs. Grade Recommendation: Grade 1.

The Creative Writer, Level Four (The Creative Writer)

by Boris Fishman

The culminating volume in the four-book series that guides students into the creation of sophisticated short fiction and mature poetry. Building on the skills taught in the first three levels, The Creative Writer, Level Four: Becoming a Writer guides young writers from idea to polished short story or poem in a single volume. Becoming a Writer also walks students through the transition from study to practice, broadening the series' focus by discussing the writing life -- how to find and submit to literary journals, how to develop discipline, and how to persevere in the face of rejection. Reviews and strengthens the writer's grasp on the five essentials of fiction: plot, character, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Guides the writer into the effective, sophisticated use of the essentials of poetry: sound, rhythm, word choice, and structure. All exercises build toward the production of mature, finished creative piece Can be used as a complement to Writing With Skill or on its own.

The Creative Writer, Level Three: Building Your Craft (The Creative Writer)

by Boris Fishman

The third volume of the four-book series that guides students into the creation of sophisticated short fiction and mature poetry. * Complements Peace Hill Press's expository series Writing With Skill by providing the imaginative element that many students want. * Unlike most "how to write" books, these are designed to be used in a mentor/student relationship, with teaching, guidance, and evaluation tips provided for the mentor or teacher. * All exercises build towards the production of finished creative pieces * Sequential, logical, step-by-step instruction * The third level builds on the introductory volume, The Creative Writer: Five Finger Exercises, but can be started directly by older students. * Instruction in the five essentials of fiction: plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Level Three leads students into the construction of more complex plots, evocative settings, and three-dimensional characters * Guidance in the essential art of poetry: sound, rhythm, word choice, and poem construction. Level Three draws students into even more sophisticated use of words and themes.

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