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The Toddler's Busy Book is a must-read for anyone raising or teaching toddlers! This book contains over 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for kids ages 18 months to 3 years, using items found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather; stimulate a child's natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor-skills activities; encourage a child's physical, mental, and emotional growth; celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities; and keep toddlers occupied during long car trips or while running errands. The Toddler's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight.
Max Jamison had been a good cop, and now he was a good P. I. Still, it shook him to be faced with what seemed to be a replay of his past-a baby depending on him for rescue! and his only ally was "The Black Widow," Chelsea Markum. Chelsea Markum, relentless reporter for Tattle Today TV, knew a hot story when she saw one-and a trapped toddler was it! Yet here she was with no camcorder, thanks to Max Jamison, And The strangest urge to help!In her wildest dreams, Chelsea wouldn't have seen herself singing at the scene of a disaster, but if that's what it took to comfort the child. . . Neither would she ever have imagined teaming up with Max Jamison, or their falling in love. . . . But she was beginning to believe the old saying that "truth is stranger than fiction. "
Toestomper can't believe it when his cute, fuzzy little caterpillars turn into butterflies with attitude. Suddenly taking care of them all has become a whole lot harder. And once they learn to fly and zoom, trouble is always just a wing's width away. How is Toestomper going to keep his wayward brood safe, especially when the dreaded Big Tooth comes crashing into town? With this second story about Toestomper and his charges, Sharleen Collicott has created and brilliantly illustrated another fantastic and funny tale of an unusual friendship
When the Toff's Aunt Mattie bought a shortcut to death from her friendly neighborhood crook, Rollison found himself mixed in with retail profiteering -- and wholesale murder.
The Toff is on a 2-week furlough from the war. He goes back to the East Side of London to see the damage.
The Game of Blackmail: Take two beautiful girls who look enough alike to pass for twin sisters; add one very large fortune about to be inherited in a ne'er-do-well; stir in a generous amount of uncontrolled greed, and you have the recipe for murder. And while Richard Rollison - the Toff to the police and the underworlds of a dozen countries - was in the mood for a weekend of games and fun, he was not prepared to be a stand-in for a murder victim!
The Western World has struck it rich! Tofu--a natural foods protein staple in the Orient for centuries--has arrived. Tofu--the easily digested essence of the earth-enriching soybean--offers a low calorie, high nutrition, inexpensive way to eat lower on the food chain. True to Western tradition, TOFU GOES WEST combines this subtly-flavored gift from the East with our own best-loved foods and seasonings to create unique, Western-style main dishes, breads and desserts. Tofu in Western trappings--perfect fixin's for our time.
Growing up in 1960s Hong Kong, a young girl dreams of becoming a writer in spite of conventional limits placed on her by society and family.
"... by reconstructing the history/experience of Brzezany in Jewish, Ukrainian, and Polish memories [Redlich] has produced a beautiful parallel narrative of a world that was lost three times over.... a truly wonderful achievement." --Jan T. Gross, author of NeighborsShimon Redlich draws on the historical record, his own childhood memories, and interviews with Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians who lived in the small eastern Polish town of Brzezany to construct this account of the changing relationships among the town's three ethnic groups before, during, and after World War II. He details the history of Brzezany from the prewar decades (when it was part of independent Poland and members of the three communities remember living relatively amicably "together and apart"), through the tensions of Soviet rule, the trauma of the Nazi occupation, and the recapture of the town by the Red Army in 1945. Historical and contemporary photographs of Brzezany and its inhabitants add immediacy to this fascinating excursion into history brought to life, from differing perspectives, by those who lived through it.
In a hilarious and heartwarming novel from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, a down-home diner owner meets a sexy Scrooge--but will it be a match made in holiday heaven?Casey Jackson doesn't do Christmas. Mistletoe, eggnog, pitchy carolers--it all leaves the L. A. based talent agent colder than a winter sleigh ride. Nonetheless, Casey's been called to Kismet, Michigan, to help get a pop star's holiday special back on track. But it's the diva's sister who's proving the biggest obstacle. Kristen Miller is funny, sassy--and crazy about Christmas. And suddenly, Casey has all kinds of visions dancing in his head. . . Kristen can't believe that Casey is anti-Christmas. To her, the season is as magical as the thrill she feels whenever they touch. Because even though Kristen set out to teach the charismatic hotshot a thing or two, she's learning some lessons of her own. About letting herself stand in the spotlight for once, about holiday flings that can turn into much more--and about how all you really need for the perfect Christmas is the right person to share it with. . . "Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" --Rachel GibsonRaves for Lisa Plumley's Holiday Affair"A deliciously satisfying, cocoa-worthy holiday read. " --Library Journal"A delightful story with utterly charming characters. " -Romantic Times Book Reviews
Kwanzaa is Kayla's favorite time of year. But this year, it looks as if a heavy snowstorm will keep her big brother, Khari, from getting home in time for the festivities! Will Khari miss the celebration completely? Or will Kayla and her brother somehow find a way to be together for Kwanzaa? A perfect introduction to Kwanzaa, this book will teach children all about the traditions and practices that make it a special winter holiday.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A single mother with a traumatic past, Lisa Morgan only wants to raise her son with love and values. But lately the boy is struggling. When his basketball coach becomes a reluctant role model, Lisa is relieved. Until she learns that David Russell is also a cop. She's not ready to share her past--or her heart. And neither is the world-weary detective. Yet as Christmas comes closer, the true meaning of the holiday brings them together in ways they never dared dream.
A summer camp dream romance turns into a nightmare in this frighteningly fun addition to Spotlight's popular horror series.All the girls in Bunk 9 at Camp Minnehaha wake up one morning having had the same terrible nightmare about a sinister boy in an abandoned cabin in the woods. All the girls, that is, except goody-goody Samantha Harmon. The boy in Sam's dream was handsome, enchanting, and just so real. Even though Sam knows it's against the rules to venture into the woods without a counselor, she sets off in search of her dream boy--and finds him! Dennis Shaw is just like the boy from Sam's dream, and he seems really into her. The only problem is that Sam's twin sister Ali is jealous of Sam's new boyfriend, and she'll stop at nothing to make him her own. But when Dennis gets a little intense and says he wants to be together forever with his dream girl, neither Sam nor Ali realizes just how long forever might be.... The tale of this nightmare summer romance is ranked a Level 3 on the Creep-o-Meter.
In a kid-friendly, accessible way, this book explores the ways that people can choose to come together to make a family. It's about sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family that belongs together.
How can we find God? How can we pray? What can we learn about Jesus from the New Testament stories about his ministry around the Sea of Galilee? In this innovative e-book, Rev. James Martin, S.J. invites us on an actual retreat to answer those questions and to encounter God's presence in prayer and meditation. Martin, an experienced spiritual guide, teaches you how to pray with Scriptures and answers your questions about prayer in ways that are accessible to both doubtful seekers and devout believers. This fresh, insightful and personal retreat experience is a must for anyone looking to explore this ancient practice in a contemporary way. This enhanced digital edition includes reflection questions for personal study or reading groups, plus additional photos and video shot by Rev. James Martin during his trip to the Sea of Galilee for a full retreat experience.
It's bad enough that the team uniforms have pictures of toilet paper on them--thanks to their sponsor. But with a catcher who's afraid of the ball, a right fielder who falls asleep during the games, and a coach who knows zero about baseball, it looks like the Tigers are going right down the toilet!
A classic is back in print! One of the favorite books of 1970s back-to-the-landers, The Toilet Papers is an informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the centuries. In a historical survey, Van der Ryn provides the basic facts concerning human wastes, and describes safe designs for toilets that reduce water consumption and avert the necessity for expensive and unreliable treatment systems. The Toilet Papers provides do-it-yourself plans for a basic compost privy and a variety of graywater systems.
Child development expert Penny Warner and pediatrician Dr. Paula Kelly have developed a simple, easy-to-use method for helping ensure a stress-free toilet-training experience for parents and children. This book provides up-to-date information based on the latest research, including Dr. Kelly's answers to the most commonly asked questions. You'll find "Quick Tips" from experienced parents, information about the latest equipment on the market, and ideas for evaluating your child's readiness. Toilet Training without Tears or Trauma covers all the important topics including: * Understanding your child's development * Developing your child's physical skills * Using doll play to enhance the process * Promoting overnight dryness * Troubleshooting problems * Knowing when to call the doctor
Cooper Blake has everything going for him until he wakes from a car accident with his football career in ruins and a mysterious, attractive girl by his side. Cooper doesn't know how Samantha got there or why he can see her; all he knows is that she's a ghost, and the shadows that surround her seem intent on destroying her. No one from Cooper's old life would understand what he can barely grasp himself. . . . But Delilah, the captain of the cheerleading squad, has secrets of her own, like her ability to see beyond the physical world, and her tangled history with Brent, a loner from a neighboring school who can hear strangers most intimate thoughts. Delilah and Brent know that Cooper is in more trouble than he realizes, and that Samantha may not be as innocent as she has led Cooper to believe. But the only way to figure out where Samantha came from will put them all in more danger than they ever dreamed possible.
Increased use of mass transportation in the early twentieth century enabled men and women of different social classes to interact in ways they had not before. Using a cultural studies approach that combines historical research and literary analysis, author Alisa Freedman investigates fictional, journalistic, and popular culture depictions of how mass transportation changed prewar Tokyo's social fabric and artistic movements, giving rise to gender roles that have come to characterize modern Japan. Freedman persuasively argues that, through descriptions of trains and buses, stations, transport workers, and passengers, Japanese authors responded to contradictions in Tokyo's urban modernity and exposed the effects of rapid change on the individual. She shines a light on how prewar transport culture anticipates what is fascinating and frustrating about Tokyo today, providing insight into how people make themselves at home in the city. An approachable and enjoyable book, Tokyo in Transit offers an exciting ride through modern Japanese literature and culture, and includes the first English translation of Kawabata Yasunari's The Corpse Introducer, a 1929 crime novella that presents an important new side of its Nobel Prizewinning author.
She found Tokyo intoxicating. . . but lonely. So when Steve, the object of her super-hot sexual fantasies, offers to introduce her to the Japan tourists never see--the erotic hideaways known as love hotels--she's willing and eager. Designed to discretely accommodate the wildest fantasies of their patrons, these ports of pleasure offer very specialized accomodations, where she soon discovers levels of sensuality and pleasure like none she's ever known. . .
Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However, repeated destruction and rapid redevelopment left the city with little building stock of recognized historical value. Late twentieth-century Tokyo thus presents an illuminating case of the emergence of a new sense of history in the city's physical environment, since it required both a shift in perceptions of value and a search for history in the margins and interstices of a rapidly modernizing cityscape. Scholarship to date has tended to view historicism in the postindustrial context as either a genuine response to loss, or as a cynical commodification of the past. The historical process of Tokyo's historicization suggests other interpretations. Moving from the politics of the public square to the invention of neighborhood community, to oddities found and appropriated in the streets, to the consecration of everyday scenes and artifacts as heritage in museums, Tokyo Vernacular traces the rediscovery of the past--sometimes in unlikely forms--in a city with few traditional landmarks. Tokyo's rediscovered past was mobilized as part of a new politics of the everyday after the failure of mass politics in the 1960s. Rather than conceiving the city as national center and claiming public space as national citizens, the post-1960s generation came to value the local places and things that embodied the vernacular language of the city, and to seek what could be claimed as common property outside the spaces of corporate capitalism and the state.
"What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action."--The New York Times The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen's advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. The Big Book of Ralph Nader Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader's columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties. Nader also offers concrete suggestions to spark citizen action and achieve social change.
The concept of toleration plays a central role in pluralistic societies. It designates a stance which permits conflicts over beliefs and practices to persist while at the same time defusing them, because it is based on reasons for coexistence in conflict - that is, in continuing dissension. A critical examination of the concept makes clear, however, that its content and evaluation are profoundly contested matters and thus that the concept itself stands in conflict. For some, toleration was and is an expression of mutual respect in spite of far-reaching differences, for others, a condescending, potentially repressive attitude and practice. Rainer Forst analyses these conflicts by reconstructing the philosophical and political discourse of toleration since antiquity. He demonstrates the diversity of the justifications and practices of toleration from the Stoics and early Christians to the present day and develops a systematic theory which he tests in discussions of contemporary conflicts over toleration.
Political disputes over toleration are endemic, while toleration as a political value seems opposed to those of civic equality, neutrality and sometimes democracy. Toleration in Political Conflict sets out to understand toleration as both politically awkward and indispensable. The book exposes the incoherence of Rawlsian reasonable pluralist justifications of toleration, and shows that toleration cannot be fully reconciled with liberal political values. While raison d'tat concerns very often overshadow debates over toleration, these debates - for example about terrorism - need not be framed as a conflict between toleration and security. Framing them in this way tends to obscure objectionable behaviour by tolerators themselves, and their reliance on asymmetric power. Glen Newey concludes by sketching a picture of politics as dependent on free speech which, he argues, is entailed by the demands of free association. That in turn suggests that questions of toleration are inescapable within the conditions of politics itself.
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