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Hannah Montana might seem like a regular girl next door But she's got a big secret. When the lights go down. Miley is the pop star Hannah Montana! But keeping that secret--and balancing school and homework with her newfound fame and fortune--is harder than Miley ever thought it would be. And when her friend Oliver becomes totally obsessed with Hannah Montana, Miley doesn't know what to do. How can she possibly keep her super star identity hidden with Oliver constantly in her face in her limo, everywhere?!
Flora, Ruby, Olivia, and Nikki are sad that the Willets have moved out of the Row Houses -- but they're excited when they hear the new neighbors will have kids nearly their age. One of them, Willow, seems like a natural fit for their group of friends. The only problem? Willow doesn't seem eager to be a part of life on Main Street. Eventually, Flora discovers that Willow has a secret -- a secret tied to the often erratic behavior of her mother. What's a good neighbor -- and a new friend -- to do?
The whole school is full of gossip and rumors when some of the boys start a secret chat room about the girls! It's funny at first, but when the boys start to rate the girls, and false rumors get started, Mary-Kate and Ashley decide enough is enough! Can they find these gossip guys before the rumors get out of hand? Ages 8-12
The soldier quickly glanced inside the buggy. "You haven't got traveling bags with you, so I take it you don't plan to stay long." "That's right. Just today." "I'd caution you not to return after dark. There's no telling who you might run into on these back roads." From the corner of her eye Peg shot a quick glance at the soldier with the beard, who was still looking at the reticule. Union Army or not, I'd hate to run into this one anywhere! Peg thought. "You may proceed," the sergeant said. Miss Hennessey smiled again, picked up the reins, and clucked to the horse. The soldiers rode past them with a great clatter, stirring up clouds of dust that caused Peg to cough. The moment they were out of hearing Peg asked, "Why did you say that I was your daughter?" "Not now." Miss Hennessey's voice was low and quick. "What do you mean, not now? I-" "Hush!" To Peg's amazement Miss Hennessey pulled a small handgun from her reticule and tucked it on the seat under her skirt. In a low voice she said, "Whatever may happen next, don't be afraid." It's the autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet Hennessey seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Eleven-year-old Peg Kelly is thrilled because Violet treats her like a young woman, not a child. On the run from Confederate raiders, Violet has information that may save the Union. But she can't deliver her message unless she undertakes a dangerous journey, and she needs Peg's help. Peg and her brother Danny are determined to be courageous for the sake of the Union, but what price will they pay for their heroism? "The tension and danger are palpable... readers won't be able to put this one down, as the suspense builds steadily to a dramatic but startling conclusion that may require a hanky or two."-Booklist
A very entertaining and intriguing story. --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author Some secrets set you free. Some destroy your world. After six years of marriage, Victoria and Ted are the ultimate power couple. She's a beautiful, business savvy sister who owns one of Atlanta's hottest event planning companies. He's a blue-eyed CEO who knows how to take care of business in and out of the boardroom. But their happy life quickly unravels when long held desires and decades-old secrets come back to haunt them. It starts when Parker Brightwood re-enters Victoria's life. She thought she'd gotten over the handsome surgeon who once stole her heart, but unusual circumstances bring the ebony prince back on the scene--and now he's determined to win her at any cost. Ted's undoing begins with his mother's sudden death and a shocking revelation that threatens the life and marriage he treasures. Facing a road filled with uncertainty, can Victoria and Ted repair the damage done by secrets and lies before it's too late? "Hickman hits all the high notes in this charming modern romance where love and loyalty trump race. " -Publishers Weekly(starred review) on Unexpected Interruptions
Are Randy and her band ready to go to the top of the charts? Randy and her band, Iron Wombat, are on top of the world after they win the battle of the bands contest. But when a slick record agent hires them to play at a surprise birthday party, Randy's not so sure Iron Wombat is ready for stardom. Read the other books about life in seventh grade with the friends Sabrina, Katie, Allison and Randy in the Girl Talk series including #1 Welcome to Junior High, #2 Face off!, #3 The New You, #4 Rebel, Rebel, #5 It's all in the Stars, #6 The Ghost of Eagle Mountain, #7 Odd Couple, #8 Stealing the Show, #9 Peer Pressure, #10 Falling in Like, #11 Mixed Feelings, #12 Drummer Girl, #13 The Winning Team, #14 Earth Alert!, #15 On The Air, #16 Here Comes The Bride, #17 Star Quality, and #19 Family Affair.
Dust off your clarinet! You can express yourself and improve your health through music. Ada Kahn's Keeping the Beat encourages older amateur musicians who play violins, cellos, flutes, and recorders to make joyful sounds with others.
Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans . . . This witty take on the classic Regency--Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade--is like literary champagne!"If you're a fan of I Capture the Castle you will love this sharply funny tale of courtship. A delicious confection. " -- Polly Shulman, author of Enthusiasm "Take one Austenian heroine in desperate financial straits. Put her in a crumbling castle, give her two evil stepsisters and some very unsuitable suitors. Make it funny! Patrice Kindl's Keeping the Castle is an absolute charmer!" -- Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club .
So many unanswered questions weigh down thirteen-year-old C.J. As he struggles to understand why his father walked out. His father is back now, though C.J. Is not as quick to forgive as the other members of his family. He still feels the weight of responsibility that fell on his shoulders when Daddy was gone, and he's not prepared to give that up. But C.J.'S anger is making him a stranger in his own home, and instead of life seeming better now that Daddy has returned, it feels worse. Through powerful poems, Hope Anita Smith chronicles the nuanced emotions of a family that is slowly learning to heal and put the pieces back together.
America's most respected governor from Indiana explains just how close America has come to losing the republic and how the country can restore it to greatness.
Drawing from contemporary journalism, reviews, program notes, memoirs, interviews, and other sources, Keeping Time lets you experience, first hand, the controversies and critical issues that have accompanied jazz from its very birth. Edited by Robert Walser, these sixty-two thought provoking pieces offer a wealth of insight into jazz.
Describes the care requirements, habits and beauty of several types of exotic pets from amphibians, to reptiles and invertebrates.
Acclaimed as one of the most original talents to emerge in the last decade, award-winning author Laurie R. King returns to Folly Island to deliver her most stunning achievement yet--a breathtaking novel of suspense that explores the very essence of good and evil.Allen Carmichael came back from Vietnam a lifetime ago--but only now was he ready to return home. For years, he's lived on the fringes of the law, using a soldier's skills to keep watch over those too young to defend themselves. Some consider him nothing but a kidnapper for hire--the best in the business; others call him a hero. His specialty has been rescuing children from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. But after twenty-five years, he is ready to take on his final case--a case that could destroy him. The boy's name is Jamie: He believes his father is going to kill him. Allen is convinced that the twelve-year-old is right and devises a strategy to save him. His last job done, Allen heads back to Folly Island, where he plans to settle into a quiet life. But not long after his return, a small plane piloted by the boy's father's crashes, leaving behind debris--but no body. Now it is up to Allen to resolve whether Jamie's father is dead or alive--and to make sure Jamie himself stays out of harm's way. But a series of ominous events leads Allen to question whether Jamie's father is really the enemy after all. Or if the real threat is far more unspeakable...and the killer unimaginable.Riveting, harrowing, and unforgettable, Keeping Watch takes psychological suspense to its most dizzying heights and proves again why Laurie R. King has been called by both readers and critics an undisputed master of suspense.From the Hardcover edition.
Gayle WilsonHeart of the NightJudge Thorne Barrington had survived a mail bombing, but the relentless hounding of the press changed him from Atlanta's golden boy to a recluse. So when reporter Kate August tried to warn him the bomber was about to try again, he didn't trust her. Not until the killer targeted Kate, too.And a new novel by Julie MillerAccidental BodyguardFaith Monroe had been framed for murder and now the killer was after her. She fled into the Wyoming mountains...and found herself at Jonas Beck's remote cabin. Jonas's gruff honesty and raw passion touched her soul. But had Faith found refuge...or a man more dangerous than the one she was fleeing?
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parentshow to bewith a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves. Dr. Gold's insightful guide uses new research in developmental psychology and vivid stories from her practice to show parents how to keep a child in mind and deepen this central relationship in their lives.
Filled with warmth, humor, and honesty, Keeping Your Smile is a resource for anyone who cares for children and who wants to manage their own stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an overarching obstacle in their daily interactions with children. Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote about his own burnout in Finding Your Smile Again, offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools help caregivers and educators work with children with passion and maintain a satisfying career in the field. Included are profiles of several professionals who have experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers.
A repeat offender freshly sprung from prison tries to do the impossible: Stay out troublePeter Frangello hasn't spent three straight years out of jail since he was sixteen. Now past thirty, he's nearing parole when his prison block neighbor is burned alive in his cell, a vicious attack that was intended for Frangello himself. He spends his last week in protective custody, and when he is released back into the world he makes a resolution to stay clean--not for morality's sake, but because if he goes back inside, the next hit won't miss. But for a man whose only skills are stealing and doing time, staying out of trouble is not easy. As old associates and an army of crooked cops put pressure on him, Frangello will find that, inside or out, he's doomed to remain a prisoner for life.
New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand delights her customers with the sophisticated looks she achieves with their scrapbooks. But among her client's keepsakes she finds a tip of her own-about a murder...
New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers. For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum. Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention-grabbing mystery. Dubbed "Madam X," the mummy-to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact-seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse-horrifying proof that this "centuries-old" relic is instead a modern-day murder victim.To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large-and is now taunting them.Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo's blood runs cold when the killer's cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering-or perhaps a ghastly promise of what's to come.The twisted killer's familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried.Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.From the Hardcover edition.
Tawny-haired Laura Bellamy grew up feeling like Cinderella, in the shadow of her beautiful, pampered older sister Eliza. Laura longed for the day she would escape the drab, hardscrabble life of Manhattan in the Depression-the day she would marry the man she loved ... Until the night she found him with Eliza. But what might have been the end of a dream was the beginning of a triumph for Laura Bellamy. Determined never to feel like Cinderella again, she made her way upward in the glittering world of advertising, rising through the ranks to a level of power no woman had ever before attained. Envied, admired, adored, able to have whatever she wanted, playing by nobody's rules but her own, she achieved success beyond her wildest imaginings. Now only one man could make her remember who she really was: a woman made for loving.
An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just can't make it on their own. They are Stephie - pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason - Stephie's boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay - in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen - arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris - disowned by his father after disclosing that he's gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie - angry at her mother's loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school. Stretching the boundaries of traditional poetic forms - sestinas and sonnets - Helen Frost's extraordinary debut novel for young adults weaves together the stories of these seven teenagers as they courageously struggle to hold their lives together and overcome their difficulties.
Your writer, in conjuring this tale of murder, adultery, incest, ghosts, redemption and remorse, takes you first to a daffodil-filled garden in Highgate, North London, where, just outside the kitchen window, something startling shimmers on the very edges of perception. Fluttering and chattering, these are our kehua - a whole multiplying flock of Maori spirits (all will be explained) goaded into wakefulness by the conversation within. Scarlet - a long-legged, skinny young woman of the new world order - has announced to Beverley - her aged grandmother - that she intends to leave home and husband for the glamorous actor, Jackson Wright - he of the vampire films. Beverley may be well on her way to her ninth decade, but she's not beyond using this intelligence to stir up a little trouble. Quite how they became attached to a three-year-old white girl is the origin of your writer's tale. Suffice to say that murder is at the root of it all, that Beverley and her female bloodline carry a weighty spiritual burden and that this is the story of how they learn to live with their ghosts, or maybe how their ghosts learn to live with them. .
Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done--a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet. Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. With an extensive introduction and headnotes, photographs, and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published, including the essays "Cheerfulness" and "What We Have Learned So Far." Keillor is the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Tapping the vein in the screwball comedy genius of Keith Laumer, the most popular science fiction writer and creator of the Retief series, this volume contains two complete novels of hapless heroes caught in out-of-kilter spacetime clockwork. (May)
In Kellogg on Advertising and Media, members of the world's leading marketing faculty explain the revolutionized world of advertising. The star faculty of the Kellogg School of Management reveal the biggest challenges facing marketers today- including the loss of mass audiences, the decline of broadcast television advertising, and the role of online advertising- and show you how to advertise successfully in this new reality. Based on the latest research and case studies, this book shows you how to find and engage audiences in a chaotic media climate.
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