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In this next thrilling story from Alan Gold and Mike Jones, we meet Shalman, a freedom-fighter turned peacenik and archaeologist, and his young beautiful wife, Judit, a refugee from the horrors of Stalin's USSR.As the Second World War draws to a close, and the world begins to learn the truth about Hitler's genocide, the foundation of the State of Israel as a permanent home for what's left of the Jewish people becomes increasingly urgent. In Palestine, Arab and Jewish forces fight each other and the British for supremacy and the right to own the land, causing a nightmare environment of hatred and suspicion. But a deeply buried global conspiracy, which has its origin in Stalin's Russia, seeks to undermine Israel's future as an independent nation. A plot to fashion the fledgling nation as a puppet of the Soviet Union rests upon a handful of committed Jewish Communists, led secretly by Judit. But is she a heartless assassin, a disciple of the evils of Beria and the Kremlin, or a committed fusion of Zionist and Communist?And in the darkest recesses of ancient history, we meet Shalman's ancestors, themselves descendants of the builders of Solomon's Temple. As the family escapes the nightmare of the Roman occupation of Jerusalem, it witnesses the glories of the Islamic renaissance in Baghdad and the rampages of the Crusaders through the region. Another exciting instalment in this story of the births of nations and of the strength of their people.
When Zoey's family changes, she must find a way to stitch it together to be stronger than ever in this sweet new Sew Zoey middle grade book. Includes "Sew Zoey" blog posts and fashion illustrations.When Zoey Webber is invited to be a star contestant on Fashion Showdown Junior, it makes news headlines: She's going to travel the world competing with other young designers...and might even have her own runway show! But there's even bigger news at home: Zoey's aunt Lulu is about to have a baby, and Zoey's dad has finally announced the identity of the mystery woman he's been dating. Zoey isn't sure she's ready for anyone to fill her mom's shoes, even if she is the perfect fit! But in fashion and in life, unexpected twists can turn into something wonderful. When the fabric of her family changes forever, can Zoey make it work?
Billy Sure, kid inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., discovers a big secret about his mom in the sixth book of a hilarious middle grade series!Billy's mom has always claimed she is a scientist doing research for the government, but he's always suspected that there was more to the story. And as it turns out, he was right! His mom is a spy, and now she has enrolled him in spy school so he can create inventions for her top-secret spy unit. Billy is thrilled, especially because he gets to try out all of the awesome spy gadgets and meet three other super smart spy kids. But when Billy is offered a chance to become a spy himself, he has a big decision to make. Does he want to become the world's youngest spy...or is it enough just to be Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur?
Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., hosts a competition to find the Next Big Thing in the fifth book of a hilarious middle grade series!Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old genius and millionaire inventor whose inventions have become instant hits. From the All Ball that turns into any sports ball to the Gross-to-Good Powder that makes even the most disgusting foods taste great, Sure Things, Inc. can do no wrong! But what's next for Billy and his business partner Manny? They're looking for a new challenge, and hosting a televised special to find Sure Things, Inc.'s Next Big Thing is just the thing! Thousands of kids pile into the studio to present their invention ideas to Billy. Some are wacky, some are wild, and some have the potential to change the world as we know it. And the winner is...
Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., has come up with another zany invention that tells you what you're best at in the fourth book of a hilarious middle grade series!Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old genius and millionaire inventor whose inventions have become instant hits. Billy's lucky because in addition to being a rich and famous inventor, he already knows what he's best at: inventing, of course! He wants to help other kids figure out what they're best at too, and his latest invention--The Best Test--will do just that! But when Billy takes the test himself and the results come back saying he isn't the best at inventing, and what he's best at has nothing to do with inventing at all, he begins to wonder who is. And what that means for the future of Sure Things, Inc.
Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., invents a device that lets everyone in on what their pets are trying to say in the third book of a hilarious middle grade series!Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old genius and millionaire inventor whose inventions have become instant hits. From the All Ball and the Sibling Silencer, to the Stink Spectacular and the Disappearing Reappearing Make-Up, Billy Sure can't lose--and his latest invention, the Cat-Dog Translator, is sure to follow suit. After all, who hasn't wondered what their cat's meow or their dog's bark meant? The Cat-Dog Translator is a device that will finally let pet owners in on what their pets are really trying to say. But Billy quickly finds out, when pets start talking, there's no telling what kinds of embarrassing secrets they could reveal! Is the world ready for Billy Sure to unleash his latest invention?
Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., adds espionage to his resume in the second book of a hilarious middle grade series!Billy Sure is many things: CEO of Sure Things, Inc., a sleepwalking seventh-grader, and now he's adding spy to the list! When Billy finds out he's been exchanging emails with a corporate spy from a rival company, he's not happy. So he enlists the help of his mother and his best friend and CFO, Manny, to set a trap to catch the shady email impostor before he can reveal Sure Things, Inc.'s valuable secrets! Meanwhile, Billy and Manny are arguing about Billy's newest invention--the Stink Spectacular. Billy thinks the Stink Spectacular is the next All Ball, but Manny's not convinced. Can Billy save his company from sabotage, come up with his next big invention, and survive his dad's terrible cooking?
Meet Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and discover all of his wild and wacky inventions in this start to a hilarious middle grade series!Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old CEO of Sure Things, Inc. and genius inventor of the All Ball, a ball that turns into different sports balls with the push of a button. Now Billy wants to help other kids achieve their inventing dreams just like he has!So Billy is hosting an online contest for other kid-inventors to share their inventions, and the winning submission will be produced by his company. Ideas like the Sibling Silencer, No-Wash Socks, and a pencil that does all your work start pouring in. With so many great ideas, how is Billy supposed to pick a winner?And that's not all. Billy also has to keep the secret that could take him from hero to zero in a flash if anyone found out. Can Billy Sure find a way to stay on top of the world and help other kids achieve their dreams at the same time? Each book in this series includes Billy's drawings and doodles of inventions and more!
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and revolutionary diet program that has swept the nation, a collection of easy, delicious, and healthy recipes that will help readers lose weight fast, and keep it off.The #1 bestselling 17 Day Diet offers a lifetime plan for shedding pounds fast in a safe and lasting way. Now, The 17 Day Diet Cookbook is here to help you meet your weight loss goals in a healthy and delicious way. Packed with brand-new recipes, The 17 Day Diet Cookbook offers an easy way to prepare healthy meals at home that will appeal to the whole family. Organized to help you follow the diet's 17-day cycles, the cookbook contains easy recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts. Designed for the busy home cook, these nutritious and tasty dishes take about half an hour of active preparation and do not taste like diet food. You will be able to craft great meals that will satisfy everyone you're feeding while helping you reach your weight loss goals.
From the multimillion-copy bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People--hailed as the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century--The 3rd Alternative turns Dr. Stephen R. Covey's formidable insight to a powerful new way to resolve professional and personal difficulties and create solutions to great challenges in organizations and society.There are many methods of "conflict resolution," but most involve compromise, a low-level accommodation that stops the fight without breaking through to amazing new results. The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving, transcending traditional solutions to conflict by forging a path toward a third option, a 3rd Alternative that moves beyond your way or my way to a higher and better way--one that allows both parties to emerge from debate or even heated conflict in a far better place than either had envisioned. With the 3rd Alternative, nobody has to give up anything, and everyone wins.
The monsoon winds swirling up from the South China Sea had doubled in magnitude as Marine Staff Sergeant Mike Sullivan stood on the roof of the American Embassy, watching North Vietnamese artillery pound Saigon's airport. It was late in the afternoon of April 29, 1975, and for the past eight days the airstrip had been the busiest in the world as flight after flight of United States cargo planes ferried Vietnamese refugees, American civilians, and soldiers of both countries to safety while 150,000 North Vietnamese troops marched on the city. With Saigon now encircled and the airport bombed out, thousands were trapped.Last Men Out tells the remarkable story of the drama that unfolded over the next twenty-four hours: the final, heroic chapter of the Vietnam War as improvised by a small unit of Marines, a vast fleet of helicopter pilots flying nonstop missions beyond regulation, and a Marine general who vowed to arrest any officer who ordered his choppers grounded while his men were still on the ground. It would become the largest-scale evacuation ever carried out--what many would call an American Dunkirk.In a gripping, moment-by-moment narrative based on a wealth of recently declassified documents and indepth interviews, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin focus on the story of the eleven young Marines who were the last men to leave, rescued from the Embassy roof just moments before capture, having voted to make an Alamo-like last stand. As politicians in Washington struggled to put the best face on disaster and the American ambassador refused to acknowledge that the end had come and to evacuate, these courageous men held their ground and helped save thousands of lives. They and their fellow troops on the ground and in the air had no room for error as frenzy broke out in the streets and lashing rains and enemy fire began to pelt the city. One Marine pilot, Captain Gerry Berry, flew for eighteen straight hours and had to physically force the American ambassador onto his helicopter.Drury and Clavin gained unprecedented access to the survivors, to the declassified "After-Action reports" of the operation, and to the transmissions among helicopter pilots, their officers, and officials in Saigon secretly recorded by the National Security Agency. They deliver a taut and stirring account of a turning point in American history which unfolds with the heart-stopping urgency of the best thrillers--a riveting true story finally told, in full, by those who lived it.
Bella must go on a special quest for a magical crystal in order to save her beloved Glimmer in the fourth book in the Unicorn Magic series!After a sparkly visit with her cousin, Violet, Bella is having a fun time at a party her parents are throwing in honor of Violet's visit. But there is one unexpected guest--Bella's aunt, Queen Fire, who rules over the Dark Forest. It turns out there is a magical crystal hidden deep inside Crystal Castle, and Queen Fire wants Bella to find it and bring it to her. It holds special memories that her aunt wants to have back, and if Bella can't complete her request, Queen Fire will take Glimmer away! Can Bella figure out how to find the crystal and save Glimmer?
When Glimmer the Unicorn goes missing, Princess Bella will do anything to get her back in the second book in the Unicorn Magic series!Now that Princess Bella has officially been matched with her sparkly unicorn, Glimmer, it's time to show her off to the entire Crystal Kingdom! Bella is tickled purple that she finally has a unicorn to call her own. But when Bella goes to take Glimmer out for her very first ride, Glimmer's stall is empty! Where did Glimmer go? And why would she run away? It is up to Bella, with the help of her BFFS, Ivy, Clara, and their new friend, Ben, to find out, even if it means searching every inch of Crystal Kindom. Including the super-scary Dark Forest...
My Little Pony meets Candy Fairies in this first book in a chapter book series from Canterwood Crest author Jessica Burkhart!In the magical Crystal Kingdom, being eight years old is a big deal for a royal prince or princess--it's the birthday where you get a unicorn, who becomes your friend and guardian for life. But it looks like Princess Bella's birthday might not be so sweet. Her BFFs are fighting, her parents seem to be hiding something, and Bella is worried she won't get matched with a unicorn of her very own. Will Bella's eighth birthday be a sparkling success? Or will it end up being memorable for all the wrong reasons?
Cyberbullying puts a damper on Zoey's Spirit Week experience! Includes "Sew Zoey" blog posts and fashion illustrations.It is Spirit Week at Zoey Webber's middle school, and she is having a blast coming up with themed outfits...until her friend is the victim of a Hat Day prank. When Zoey writes about the incident on her Sew Zoey blog, she gets one nasty blog comment after another, and another, and another. At first Zoey ignores them, but soon, she can't help but feel ruffled. Will she find a way to take it one stitch at a time, or will the cyberbullies crush her spirit--and her blog--for good?
On the brink of war, the fates of both Artimé and Quill are at stake in book six of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter."Alex and Aaron Stowe are at a crossroads. Everything Aaron has worked so hard to build in Quill has crumbled. Fallen from the height of power and influence and left for dead in a foreign place, Aaron has lost everything, and now he must humbly beg for food from those who saved his life. In Artimé, Alex chooses his people over his brother and abandons his search for Aaron, closing the door on that relationship forever. The Artimeans need his focus now more than ever as they face the terrifying power of a new enemy who has taken control of Quill--the notoriously evil Gondoleery Rattrapp. Desperate to stop her, Alex embarks on a risky mission to enlist help from an unlikely ally, and along the way he's determined to rescue a lone sailor from monstrous beasts with mysterious origins--a sailor who just might show Alex a different world. As he prepares for an epic war with all of Quill and Artime hanging in the balance, Alex must place his faith in a reckless plan...and hope that he and all of his friends make it through alive.
Can Zoey dazzle at the school dance AND as a guest judge on her favorite reality show? Includes "Sew Zoey" blog posts and fashion illustrations!Zoey's school is having a dance, and everyone is talking about whom to ask (and what to wear!). Zoey gets to work sewing special dresses for her friends Kate and Priti, and the girls make a pact to ask their crushes. Things seem all zipped up...until Zoey gets a phone call from her favorite reality show, Fashion Showdown! The producer is a fan of the Sew Zoey blog and wants Zoey to be a guest judge on an upcoming episode. It's shaping up to be a fashion fairy tale, but then reality hits: the reality TV show taping is on the same day as the school dance! What will Zoey choose, the dance or the dream?
An unassuming werewolf joins forces with a teen vampire in this humorous addition to the Totally Lame Vampire series.Luke Thorpe is great at math and terrible at sports. He prefers to stay in the background when possible, but suddenly he's found himself howling at the moon and doing a lot of really hairy things! Turns out Luke is going through a phase. Or more like a transformation. He's a werewolf. How does an average kid whose biggest problems until now have been avoiding the school bully and preparing for his end-of-the-year exams cope with these changes? (He really has to study, not chase cars!) He's going to need help--a whole pack of it. But when war threatens to break out between the vampires and the werewolves, can Luke and a new pointy-toothed friend save the day?
As Zoey prepares for a sewing contest, she realizes her friendships are also in need of tailoring.In the second book in the Sew Zoey series, things are going great for Zoey on the fashion front: She meets a real designer who tells her she should enter a big sewing contest, and she finds out that her idol, Daphne Shaw, is a fan of her blog! But off the runway, Zoey's having friend trouble times two. First her best friend Kate gets her braces off--and starts getting a lot of attention from boys, including Zoey's crush, Lorenzo. Is she still the same sweet Kate on the inside? Then Zoey's newest friend, Libby, thinks Zoey is friends with her only because her aunt is one of the contest judges. Zoey thought fashion emergencies were tough...but compared to friendship emergencies, they're a cinch. How can she prove that she's friends with Libby for the right reasons and fix her relationship with Kate? In a way that is totally Zoey!
A childhood biography of the great political and social leader.Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) studied law in England, then spent 20 years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned to India and became the leader of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi urged non-violence and civil disobedience as a means to independence from Great Britain, with public acts of defiance that landed him in jail several times. In 1947 he participated in the postwar negotiations that led to Indian independence. He was shot to death by a Hindu fanatic in 1948. This childhood biography highlights the events that informed Gandhi's indomitable spirit.
Meet young men with grand goals in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.This engaging and thought-provoking collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent male role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. This updated and expanded edition of Boys Who Rocked the World encompases a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Steve Jobs to Crazy Horse and Stephen King--each with his own incredible story of how he created life-changing opportunities for himself and the world. Personal aspirations from today's young men are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now--boys like John Collinson, the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and Alec Loorz, who founded the nonprofit organization Kids vs. Global Warming. It's never too soon to start making a difference, and this empowering collection of accomplished young men makes for ideal motivation.
"Young women looking for inspiration will surely find it" (Booklist) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. Originally published in two volumes over a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of Girls Who Rocked the World spans a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Harriet Tubman and Coco Chanel to S.E. Hinton and Maya Lin--each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today's young women are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now--girls like Winter Vinecki, the creator of the nonprofit organization Team Winter, and Jazmin Whitley, the youngest designer to show at L.A. Fashion Week. It's never too soon to start making a difference, and these exhilarating examples of girl power in action make for ideal motivation.
It looks like Evaline Waters, a River Heights resident, is knee-deep in trouble. A huge corporation is suing her for her land: they want to tear down her house and put up a warehouse. And documentation of the zoning law that would protect Evaline's right to keep her land is missing. Nancy is on a quest to find that document, but it's hard to focus on the land when she's cruising at ten thousand feet. She and Ned are taking flying lessons! It's a good thing Nancy's good at juggling more than two balls at once. Too bad she's not the only one...
ATAC Briefing For Agents Frank and Joe Hardy Mission: Investigate a woman's death and other mysterious events surrounding Uncle Bernie's Fun Park. Location: Uncle Bernie's Fun Park, MA. Potential Victims: All Fun Park patrons. Suspects: Disgruntled employees. Unhappy customers. Enemies of Bernie. This Mission Requires Your Immediate Attention. This Message Will Be Erased In Five Seconds.
Introducing Heidi Heckelbeck--a brand-new young chapter-book series with witchy whimsy!Now readers between the ages of five and seven can read chapter books tailor-made for a younger level of reading comprehension. Heavily illustrated with large type, Little Simon's young chapter books let young readers feel like they are reading a "grown-up" format with subject, text, and illustrations geared specifically for their own age groups!Heidi Heckelbeck seems like any other eight-year-old, but she has a secret: She's a witch in disguise. Careful to keep her powers hidden (but excited to use them all the same), Heidi's learning to live like any other kid--who just happens to be witch. And with easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.Heidi and her brother Henry have always been homeschooled--until now. But Heidi is not happy about attending Brewster Elementary, especially not when meanie Melanie Maplethorpe turns Heidi's first day of school into a nightmare by announcing that Heidi is smelly and ruining her art project. Heidi feels horrible and never wants to go back to school--but while sulking in her room at home, she remembers her special medallion and Book of Spells. With a little bit of carefully concealed magic, Heidi might be able to give Melanie a taste of her own medicine....