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The Badass Body Diet

by Christmas Abbott

Are you ready for the Badass Body of your dreams?Christmas Abbott is living proof that fitness is sexy, and a badass body is a birthright for one and all. A CrossFit star, professional athlete, former NASCAR pit crew member, Olympic weightlifter, and former unhealthy "skinny fat" woman herself, Christmas knows what real women need in order to get the butts and bodies of their dreams. In The Badass Body Diet, Christmas provides a quick and simple workout plan that tones everything--from booty to total body--and teaches you how to spot-reduce excess fat with targeted meal plans and recipes.Your glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in your body, not to mention one of the most beautiful. But they often go dormant, flat, and flabby due to poor lifestyle choices. The Badass Body Diet is the solution, packed with information on how to: Select the right proteins, fats, and carbs--otherwise known as "booty foods." Learn how to eat for your body type and fitness goals. Get targeted, powerful, total body workouts in just a few minutes a day. Improve your posture and functional mobility and enhance your overall health. Clear up cellulite with dietary advice, workout strategies, and other proven tips.Based on her work with hundreds of clients at her CrossFit gyms and nationwide fitness boot camps, Christmas offers specific, detailed plans for every goal, whether it's losing weight, taking an already fit frame to the next level, or building luscious curves on a "skinny fat" body. She'll give you the tools and motivation you need to build a healthy, vital body--with the tight, firm tush you've always wanted!

Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions

by D. Wade Abbott Alicia Lammerts van Bueren

This volume is a wide-ranging tool for studying protein-carbohydrate interactions that extend from traditional biochemical methods to state-of-the-art techniques. This book focuses on four different research themes: Part I describes methods for screening and quantifying CAZyme activity; Part II contains methods for investigating the interactions between proteins and carbohydrate ligands; Part III discusses methods for the visualization of carbohydrates and protein-carbohydrate complexes; and Part IV focuses on structural and "omic" approaches for studying systems of CAZymes. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and thorough, Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource to the glycomics research community. In this continuously advancing field, the methods in this book highlight the biology of glycomics, thus driving biotechnological innovation and solutions for human health and sustainable resources within the emerging green community.

Girls in Love: A Summer Girls Novel

by Hailey Abbott

It's not summer without Hailey Abbott! The New York Times bestselling author of SUMMER BOYS returns with the follow-up to SUMMER GIRLS: a seaside tale of love, secrets, heartache, and betrayal. Hot days. Hotter nights. The girls are back. JESSICA: Connor and I are in love, and we're both ready to take the next step. So then why is he spending all his time with another girl? LARA: I thought Andrew and I were through, and I met an awesome new guy. But now Andrew's back, and I don't want to choose. Can I pull off dating two boys at once? GREER: The guys here are gorgeous, but they're all players -- including Hunter. He says he's done playing games, but can I trust him? Laying out, hooking up, falling in love. It's going to be one sizzling summer.

Central European Distribution Corporation: Hostile Takeover, Bankruptcy Makeover

by Sarah L. Abbott Stuart C. Gilson

In early 2013, CEDC, a large publicly-traded producer and distributer of vodka and spirits in Eastern and Central Europe, has suffered significant declines in its financial performance, is at risk of defaulting on its debt, and is under pressure from its largest shareholders to give them control of the board and to restructure its debt to avoid bankruptcy. The largest shareholder, billionaire Russian investor Roustam Tariko, has proposed an out of court exchange offer for CEDC's publicly traded bonds and investment in CEDC's stock that would give him full ownership of the company. If the exchange offer fails, the company will file for prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States.

The Chariot of Queen Zara (Secrets of Droon #27)

by Tony Abbott

Eric and his friends must use Queen Zara's chariot to rescue a wizard who is trapped on Droon's moon.

Final Quest (The Secrets of Droon: Special Edition #8)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out--DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are more than 9 million DROON books in print. An immortal dragon. A long hidden secret. The kingdom of Droon is at the brink of war. . . The situation in Droon has never been more desperate. The wizard Galen is missing. Eric has been forced undercover with Gethwing, the all-powerful Moon Dragon. And millions of beasts are assembling outside Jaffa City, ready to attack Droon's capital. Eric, Keeah, Neal, and Julie will do whatever it takes to save their beloved kingdom. But to defeat the Moon Dragon, they'll need to uncover the greatest secret in all of Droon. . . .

In the Shadow of Goll (The Secrets of Droon # 28)

by Tony Abbott

It's a dangerous time in Droon. A mysterious ancient sorcerer has arrived, waking the infamous Warriors of the Skorth and wreaking havoc. He seems to be an expert in the most evil, long-ago magic, and leads Eric and his friends on a treacherous journey to the Dark Lands. But what awaits them there? And what is the mysterious sorcerer really after? Eric hopes that it's not too late to find out -- and stop him.

The Isle of Mists (Secrets of Droon #22)

by Tony Abbott

Three out of three! Sparr has found all of his Three Powers, and that adds up to big trouble for Droon. Armed with the Red Eye of Dawn, the Coiled Viper, and the Golden Wasp, Sparr is more powerful than ever. And once he reaches the Isle of Mists, he is going to try an amazing new magic trick. A trick to take over all of Droon. Eric, Keeah, and the others are hot on his trail. But they are worried. The Isle of Mists is where Sparr's stepfather, Emperor Ko, mysteriously disappeared. Some even say that the evil ruler is still alive there. Sparr plus the Three Powers plus Emperor Ko? For Eric and his friends, that's not a good equation.

The Moon Dragon (Secrets of Droon #26)

by Tony Abbott

There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Pirates of the Purple Dawn (The Secrets of Droon #29)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! And with an eye-catching new design, this favorite series is more exciting than ever. Everything in Droon is changing. Lord Sparr has disappeared. Ko and Gethwing have fled to the Dark Lands. And an old villain is back -- Ving, leader of the Hawk Bandits! This time, he has his twin sister in tow, along with her band of wicked pirates. Arrrg! They're snatching magical stones from all over Droon, and using them to build an enchanted passageway that will transport nasty dragons from the past into the present. Can Eric and his friends put a stop to the pirates? Or will they be lost at sea?

Queen of Shadowthorn (The Secrets of Droon #31)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! And with an eye-catching new design, this favorite series is more exciting than ever. A visitor from the future has returned to Droon. Her name is Salamandra, and she is a sorceress -- and an old foe. But Salamandra really seems to want to help Eric and his friends. She shows them a terrifying vision of the future in which Droon's capital has burnt to the ground. The kids will do anything to prevent this vision from becoming a reality. But can Salamandra be trusted? Or are Eric, Julie, Neal, and Keeah playing right into the sorceress's hands?

Underworlds #4: The Ice Dragon

by Tony Abbott Antonio Javier Caparo

The epic conclusion to the action-packed arc! It all comes down to this. Owen, Dana, Jon, and Sydney have to prevent Loki from finding the powerful Crystal Rune. That means they need to find it first, no matter what. But tracking down the rune is only the beginning. . . . Loki is taking his battle for power to the world of the Norse gods -- and he's bringing an army of Underworldly creatures with him, including a fierce ice dragon. The stakes are high: Dana's parents are missing, and Pinewood Bluffs is under attack. Loki is threatening to destroy our world - for good. Owen and his friends can't let that happen. But do they stand a chance of stopping him?

The Genie King (The Secrets of Droon: Special Edition #7)

by Tony Abbott Royce Fitzgerald

The secret is out--DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are now over 9 million DROON books in print. Neal, Julie, and Keeah are on a quest to find the wizard Galen and his all-powerful Moon Medallion. But this is no ordinary mission, for the Moon Medallion is hidden in no ordinary place. It's somewhere in Ut, a magical city in a bottle that only appears once every one hundred years. Fortunately, as a genie, Neal can travel through time. But he'll need a little help from his fellow genies to find the Medallion. To prove himself, he must complete seven difficult trials. Will he pass the genies' test in time to save Galen?

The Coiled Viper (The Secrets of Droon #19)

by Tony Abbott Tim Jessell

Hailed as the perfect series for kids not quite ready for Harry Potter, THE SECRETS OF DROON series is enchanting young readers everywhere! Lord Sparr is back... and meaner than ever! This time, he is in search of the Coiled Viper, an ancient magical object of unknown, incredible power. Princess Keeah and her Upper World friends - Eric, Neal, and Julie - know they have to stop Sparr from uncovering the Viper. But there's one little catch. The Viper can't be found in Droon... because it's hidden somewhere in the Upper World!

The Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom (The Secrets of Droon #11)

by Tony Abbott Tim Jessell

Tony Abbott is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including THE SECRETS OF DROON series; middle-grade novel KRINGLE; and THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE series. He was the recipient of the 2006 Golden Kite Award, as well as the 2009 Edgar Award. Tony was born in Ohio, and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Trumbull, Connecticut. Visit him online at www.tonyabbottbooks.com.

Into the Land of the Lost (Secrets of Droon #7)

by Tony Abbott Tim Jessell

A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon! Aha! Lord Sparr has put Princess Keeah under a magic spell. Eric, Julie, and Neal can help her if they go to the Land of the Lost. But only ghosts live there. And if they don't get out soon, the kids will turn into ghosts themselves!

The Mask of Maliban (The Secrets of Droon #13)

by Tony Abbott Tim Jessell

Tony Abbott is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including THE SECRETS OF DROON series; middle-grade novel KRINGLE; and THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE series. He was the recipient of the 2006 Golden Kite Award, as well as the 2009 Edgar Award. Tony was born in Ohio, and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Trumbull, Connecticut. Visit him online at www.tonyabbottbooks.com.

Quest for the Queen (Secrets of Droon #10)

by Tony Abbott Tim Jessell

A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon! Zoom! It seems like all of Droon is competing in the Quest! And Princess Keah wants to win the prize, since it might break the magic spell on her mother. But some people aren't playing fair. Can Eric, Neal, and Julie stop the other racers from stealing a victory?

The Sleeping Giant of Goll (Secrets of Droon #6)

by Tony Abbott Tim Jessell

A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon! Lord Sparr has found a new weapon to use against the city of Droon. He's woken up a mean old giant that will now obey his every command! It's a good thing Eric, Julie, and Neal are around to help their friends try to stop Lord Sparr. It's a giant job, but somebody's got to do it!

Dream Thief (The Secrets of Droon #17)

by Tony Abbott David Merrell

Hailed as the perfect series for kids not quite ready for Harry Potter, THE SECRETS OF DROON series is enchanting young readers everywhere! Eric is tossing and turning in his sleep! And his wild dream can only mean one thing - he is being called back to the land of Droon. But when Eric, Julie, and Neal step off the rainbow stairs, they find that something is very wrong in their magical world. Someone has been stealing people's dreams! And the kingdom of Droon is getting awfully tired of it. So now it's up to our friends to stop this dream thief, before he becomes a serious nightmare...

The Race to Doobesh (The Secrets of Droon #24)

by Tony Abbott David Merrell

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! Ko's beasts have taken over Doobesh, a dangerous city full of thieves and pirates. Now they're hard at work at the magical forge in the nearby Dark Lands, creating powerful armor that will make them unstoppable. That is, unless Eric and his friends destroy the armor first. The race is on! Can the kids beat the beasts, flatten the forge, and dash out of the Dark Lands in time? On your mark . . . get set . . . GO!

The Riddle of Zorfendorf Castle (The Secrets of Droon #25)

by Tony Abbott David Merrell

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's only one passage between the Upper World and Droon -- the magical rainbow staircase. At least, that's what Eric and his friends have always believed. But now Ko and his beasts are attacking Zorfendorf Castle, a magical fortress that's hiding a huge secret: the Fifth River, another passage to the Upper World. Ko will do anything to get to the river -- and to the Upper World. And Eric, Julie, Neal, and Keeah will do anything to stop him!

Sorcerer (The Secrets of Droon: Special Edition #4)

by Tony Abbott David Merrell

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! And with an eye-catching new design and cover effects, this is the book fans have been waiting for. Eric and his friends have faced off against Lord Sparr time and time again. They've befriended him as Kid Sparr and battled him as an ancient sorcerer. Now the Lord Sparr they know so well is back at the height of his power. And this time, he's telling his own story.

Voyage of the Jaffa Wind (The Secrets of Droon #14)

by Tony Abbott David Merrell

THE SECRETS OF DROON by Tony Abbott has been hailed as the perfect series for kids not quite ready for HARRY POTTER. When the Turtle City of Droon vanished, all that remained was the Ruby Orb of Doobesh. Spar's powerful, magical red orb. Nobody knew then what evil the mysterious object held-but they are about to find out. Soon after Eric, Neal and Julie return to Droon, Max becomes a prisoner of the evil charm, and is whisked far away. Galen and Keeah are intent on finding him, and of course the kids want to help their friends. But to find the Ruby Orb, they must first locate its companion, the blue Sapphire Star. And that search will take them far out onto the wild sea in a epic voyage aboard the Jappa Wind. A voyage that could only happen in the magical world of Droon.

Ten Things I Hate About Me

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa Abdel-Fattah's new novel about about finding your place in life . . . and learning to accept yourself and your culture. "At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie -- one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah -- driven mad by my Stone Age dad. I should win an Oscar for my acting skills. But I can't keep it up for much longer..." Jamie just wants to fit in. She doesn't want to be seen as a stereotypical Muslim girl, so she does everything possible to hide that part of herself. Even if it means pushing her friends away because she's afraid to let them know her dad forbids her from hanging out with boys or that she secretly loves to play the darabuka (Arabic drums).

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