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Katie can't wait for the holidays. There are so many things to look forward to! Her motorcycle-riding grandma is coming to visit, class 4A is having a Secret Santa grab bag, and it's almost time for Cherrydale's annual holiday lights display contest. But even the busy holiday season doesn't stop the magic wind! Join Katie in these three separate holiday stories and find out how she handles the holiday hijinks! .
Katie can't wait for the holidays. There are so many things to look forward to! But even the busy holiday season doesn't stop the magic wind! Join Katie in these three separate holiday stories and find out how she handles the holiday hijinks!
Oh, what sweet little kittens, Katie thought. I would love to smell them. Katie is just so excited when Sara Ann brings home three little kittens that she can't stop herself from howling "AROOOOOO!" She loves them so much! But Katie's enthusiasm frightens the kitties, and she's sad when they run away from her. Don't they know that she just wants to play?
The Cupcake Club comes to Katie's defense when a surprise at school leads to unfair gossip. When Katie's mom says it's time for Katie to meet her new boyfriend, Katie is excited and nervous. She thinks she's prepared, but she's shocked instead. Her mom's boyfriend is Jeff Green-as in Mr. Green, a math teacher in her grade! Katie tries to act as normal as possible, but when mean girl Olivia finds out, she tells everyone that Katie is getting special treatment because her mom is dating a teacher. How can Katie stop Olivia and deal with all the new events in her life? It's the Cupcake Club to the rescue, as Katie's friends come to her defense, including an unexpected ally.
A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIE is a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie's charms. All of their lives are profoundly changed as they are transformed from neighbors to friends to family, with Pearl as matriarch. The motherless boy finds a "Granny"; his Dad inherits a mother, Glenn discovers a confidante. Set in New York City, we witness nearly sixteen years of antics and family adventures spanning Hollywood high times, bad health, accidents, blustery winters, even the terrors of 9/11. Through it all, the family clings to each other, sharing a deep bond that give each comfort, support and security. Based upon a widely-read article in Family Circle, here is an unforgettable story about the love that makes a family-one that transcends the hard realities of time, tragedy, and inevitable loss.
[From the back cover:] "Best friends stay friends forever, right? Katie's very excited when her friend Erica Dunn, who now lives in Beverly Hills, comes back to Acorn Falls to visit. Before Erica moved away, she and Katie were best friends who did everything together. Now that Erica's back, she seems like a completely different person. She only seems interested in impressing obnoxious Stacy the Great--or is it just Katie's imagination?" Once you get to know Sabrina, Allison, Katie and Randy you'll want to get in on all of their girl talk. There are over 30 more books in the Girl Talk series in the Bookshare Collection so you can start from the beginning with book #1, Welcome to Junior High, and continue with: #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, #18 Keeping The Beat, #19 Family Affair, #20 Rockin' Class Trip, #21 Baby Talk, #22 Problem Dad, #23 House Party, #24 Cousins, #25 Horse Fever, #26 Beauty Queens, #27 Perfect Match, #28 Center Stage, #29 Family Rules, #30 The Bookshop Mystery, #31 It's A Scream!, #32 Katie's Close Call, #33 Randy and the Perfect Boy, #34 Shape Up, Allison, #35 Katie and Sabrina's Big Competition, # 36 Sabrina and the Calf-Raising Disaster, #37 Randy's Big Dream. #38, Allison To the Rescue, #39 Katie and the Impossible Cousins. #40 Sabrina Wins Big, #41 Randy and the Great Canoe Race, and Allison's Baby-sitting Adventure. More Girl Talk books are on the way.
WILL KATIE'S TIPS FOR DATING BACKFIRE? Jana Morgan, Melanie Edwards, Beth Barry, Christie Winchell, Katie Shannon... they're The Fabulous Five. They started out as a club whose secret purpose was to keep up with snobby Taffy Sinclair. Now these five best friends are in the seventh grade--are they ready for the ups and downs of junior high? When Katie Shannon notices that her mother has been spending more and more time at home alone, she's determined to put some excitement into her mother's life. And when Mrs. Shannon begins teaching a course at Wakeman Junior High, Katie gets her chance. She gives her mother all kinds of tips about dating, and soon Mrs. Shannon has a date with an English teacher from school. But will he turn out to be Mr. Right...or all wrong?
They return from the festivities in Dearing, Illinois, to find Samuel's brother Edward, out of prison and on their doorstep. Surprise turns to shock and confusion as Edward introduces a young girl named Katie and declares that Samuel is her father. Samuel maintains his innocence and cannot understand why his brother would make up such a story, Julia struggles to believe Samuel's declarations of faithfulness, and Edward delights in antagonizing his brother. Katie just dreams of finding a home. This page-turner will keep Kelly fans and new readers alike on the edge of their seats until the very end.
After the shattering conclusion to his research into an Oregon family's fortune and treachery, professor Paul Fischer attempts a fresh start in Maine. But when his office and apartment are ransacked and he's blindsided by an assailant, Paul realizes that the saga of legendary pioneer Katie Baker is far from over. He heads back to Oregon's Rogue River valley to unearth the secrets still buried there. Forced to confide in the beautiful attorney who ruthlessly used him once before to prove her claim to the Baker millions, Paul becomes aware of someone stalking them both. Running from something dark and infinitely deadly, he relentlessly dodges a shadow figure willing to murder to claim a dead woman's secrets. Paul knows that to survive he must outsmart a brilliant and dangerous enemy long enough to find out what Katie Baker was so desperate to hide...and why. From The Critics Library Journal Double-crossed by the beautiful young attorney who hired him to research a deceased Oregon woman and her view that inherited money was a corrupting influence (Katie's Will), Paul Fischer took crucial material with him to Maine. Now divorced and forced into action by a thief, Paul's back in Oregon, where someone is systematically eliminating anyone with knowledge of the deceased old woman's estate. Did she hide some money somewhere? Soon it's just Paul and the still attractive attorney, who's the real heir.
Katie thinks she's going crazy when a baby immortal and death's personal assistant appear at her doorstep. She's drawn into a world filled with immortals like Rhyn, an outcast half-breed who claims her as his mate in a show of defiance to his brothers. Rhyn rescues her from Hell and discovers his little human has the gift of immortal immunity that will help his brothers protect the immortal and mortal worlds. But Rhyn must keep her alive from good and bad immortals determined to use her and her gift of immortal immunity to their advantage, and Katie must find a way to trust the outcast of the immortal world.
Three weeks after leaving Rhyn, Katie learns the Immortals have no intention of letting her go despite her deal with their leader. Rhyn discovers he can only protect her if he accepts his place among the Immortals. However, doing so may cost him the only thing that matters. Meanwhile, demons are closing in, and Death orders Katie killed. Death's assassin and the demons pursue them, and Katie will have to choose between Death or Hell to save Rhyn from both.
Katie plans to win the junior girls' barrel race at her Alberta town's Heritage Days Rodeo. She has a good chance on her fast, sure-footed trail horse Fudge. As the day approaches, however, her older brother John claims he needs to ride Fudge, and their parents back him up. Katie scrambles to locate another mount. When she finally finds an all-black horse named Midnight, some are convinced he's bad luck. Katie aims to prove them wrong. Katie's Midnight Ride captures all the excitement of rodeo riding in an appealing story about a girl who learns to stand up for herself.
Katie's long-lost father is finally reaching out--but is she ready for the reunion?For as long as Katie can remember, it's just been her and her mom. But that's about to change. First her mom gets a boyfriend. And then Katie gets an email from her dad, whom she's never met, saying he wants to get together. Katie's not sure she's ready for so much change in her life. With so much happening at once, Katie's counting on her friends in the Cupcake Club to help her find the sweet side of what seems like a sticky situation.
As August 2010, the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, approaches, Lifshin's volume of straightforward, exact poetry reflects a sense of loss, grief, and compassion.
"The first thing I need you to know is that becoming a teacher was the most important thing that ever happened to me." With these words, Kaycee Eckhardt begins a journey both harrowing and hopeful: the story of becoming an effective teacher, and building a new school, in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Beginning as a first year teacher, barely out of six weeks of training, the book follows her path from the New Orleans neighborhoods of Holly grove, Algiers, Treme, and the 9th Ward. She takes us through four different schools, a destroyed bicycle, a half dead pit bull, a burlesque-dancer, spit and a concussion, broken light bulbs, a phonics lesson, and planting the seeds of literacy in the most dire of circumstances. With affection and brutal honesty, she relates the hilarity and tragedy of several children, the belief in all things possible, and finally, the most difficult decision of all. Filled with heartbreaking stories, teacher survival strategies, and an excess of heart, Katrina's Sandcastles is a story of sacrifice and struggle, belief and failure, despair and ultimate redemption in the heart of the Crescent City.
A rich, reassuring, coming-of-age tale for the dreamer in us allFor every woman who has come into her own or is striving to find her way in the world, Katrina's Wings honors and explores the desire to break free from childhood constraints and soar into the future. A tale of redemption, love, and triumph set entirely in the Deep South, Patricia Hickman's novel offers an intimate, occasionally painful, and frequently humorous glimpse into the lives of two sisters who take different paths in life, yet wind up at the same discovery: Miracles show up in the most unexpected places. Praise for Patricia Hickman and Katrina's Wings from other best-selling authors:"I was captivated by Katrina's Wings, an irresistible novel with unique charm and depth. This is Ms. Hickman's absolute best!" --Robin Lee Hatcher"The pain of growing up is dramatized skillfully by Hickman, and by the time Katrina reaches her goal, the reader has identified with her. A fine treatment of the growth of an artist-and of a human being!" --Gilbert Morris"Katrina's Wings takes the reader on a journey through the introspective places of the soul to a place where love is launched and faith begins." --Karen Kingsbury"Keep some tissues handy, and be prepared to laugh as well. Beautiful language, fascinating characters moving about the pages, and a richly woven story make this a delightful read!" --Lawana BlackwellFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Darcy's mother is getting out of jail. Ten years ago she was convicted of throwing Darcy's baby sister off a fifth floor balcony. Kat survived, but Darcy has spent the last decade raising his sister, giving her the love and support she has been denied by an absent mother and an uncaring father. Now, with their mother about to be released, their father has decided he has had enough of parental responsibility and is determined to return the children to their mother's care. Darcy is horrified, and adamant that he will not subject his sister to the woman who once tried to murder her. Struggling to understand and control the anger and resentment that has consumed him, Darcy is forced to confront his feelings and engage with the outside world. With newfound friendships and the unflagging support of his teacher, Darcy is able to understand some of the pain of the past and accept that he cannot control everything.
Kat Colorado's first case, Kat finds herself on the wrong side of a relationship with a friend from her past.
Katy, a brave and untiring tractor who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs.
Katy and Amos, an Amish brother and sister, live the saying that it's better to give than to receive, bringing them both much happiness.
In a nation where our love of dogs keeps growing and dog ownership has reached an all-time high, confusion about dogs and their behavioral problems is skyrocketing. Many dogs are out of control, untrained, chewing up furniture, taking medication for anxiety, and biting millions of people a year. Now, in this groundbreaking new guide, Jon Katz, a leading authority on the human-canine bond, offers a powerful and practical philosophy for living with a dog, from the moment we decide to get one to the sad day when one dies. Conventional training methods often fail dog owners, but Katz argues that we know our dogs better than anyone else possibly could, and therefore we are well suited to train them. It is imperative, he says, that we think rationally and responsibly about how we choose, train, and live with the dogs we love, and the more we learn about ourselves, the better we can recognize their wonderful animal natures. Misinterpreting dogs is a profound obstacle to understanding them. Katz believes that both people and dogs are unique-a chow differs from a Lab just as a city dweller differs from a farmer-and he describes how such individuality isn't addressed by even the best and most popular training methods. Not every training theory is for everyone, notes Katz, but almost anyone can train a dog and live with him comfortably. Katz on Dogs is filled with no-nonsense advice and answers to such key questions as: What kind of dog should I have? Is there is a specific breed or kind of dog for my personality, family, or living situation? What is the best way to train a dog? Can I trust my vet? How often (and for how long) can a dog be left alone? Is it preferable to have only one dog, or are more better? What are the secrets to successful housebreaking? What are my dogs thinking, if anything? How can I walk my dog instead of having her walk me? Is it ever okay to give away a dog you love? When is it time to put my dog down? Katz draws from his own experience, his interactions with thousands of dog owners, vets, breeders, dog rescue workers, trainers, and behaviorists, and he has tested his approach with volunteer dog owners around the country. Their helpful and often inspiring stories illustrate how all of us can live well with our dogs. You can do it, Katz contends. You can live a loving and harmonious life with your dog.
From enchanted Hanelei Bay to the rainbows of Waimea Canyon, from Wailua Falls to the sculptured NaPali Coast, Kaua'i has an unmatchable landscape and miles of trails for hikers and backpackers. This new edition details 59 hikes: you'll walk along steep cliffs above turquoise water, relax next to immense waterfalls, drink in the sweet scent of Kaua'i hibiscus, and stroll on beaches at sunrise.
Praised as "the bible" for Kauai (Travel & Leisure) and "a must for visitors" (Honolulu Advertiser), the newest edition (the 19th) of Kauai Underground Guide remains the longtime favorite for finding Kauai's best beaches, restaurants, tours, activities, adventures, and hidden beauty spots. With "everything you need to know" to discover Kauai (Hawaii Magazine), it's packed with adventure ideas and money-saving tips. Great for explorers - essential for families.* More than 250,000 books sold - the original guidebook to Kauai* Colorful maps for easy reference* 'Don't miss' day plans for each island area, highlighting the most exciting adventures and activities* Easy-to-follow directions to the best beaches and hidden places* Handy charts for choosing restaurants, activities and adventures* Advice for navigating the island's micro-climates to find the best weather* Exclusive, free CD sampler by Hawaiian singing star Kealii Reichel - the perfect rental car companion* More detailed descriptions of where to go and what to see and do than any other guidebook* Recommendations for traveling with children* Not a franchise or part of a series, the authors write only about Kauai* Sales help non-profit agencies benefiting Kauai's children
Kawanakajima is unique in history. In the space of 12 years, between 1553 and 1564, this valley deep in the mountains of central Japan witnessed no fewer than five battles between two of Japan's greatest warlords. Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin were both descended from great families and were highly skilled tacticians. Both had taken the tonsure and risen to high rank in their respective Buddhist sects. When Shingen attempted to seize control of Shinano province they were set on a collision course. Stephen Turnbull chronicles the see-saw struggle between two men who epitomize the warrior daimyo from Japan's 'Warring States' period.
Kay Darcy and her little brother Jimmie are boarders in a house their grandfather built. After Kay an another boarder discuss a jewel theft, Kay shows him the handful of jewels her mother left her. When the boarder and Kay's jewels disappear, she must find out the truth about the boarder, retrieve her jewels, and catch a gang of thieves. Irene Ray was an early pen name for Margaret Sutton who went on to write the beloved Judy Bolton Mysteries.
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