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The Beast Who Couldn't Say Boo

by Amanda Agee

Scaring stuffed animals and the family pet is easy for Boris, but when people are around, this beast gets too nervous to say boo! Can he get over his stage fright in time for Halloween? Limited picture descriptions added.

The Beast Within

by Suzanne Mcminn

The thing he feared most lived inside him...PAX superagent Kieran Holt never wanted to leave his wife, Paige, but when a lab explosion turned him from scientist to experiment, he hid himself on a secret island to effect a reversal. Believing Kieran a traitor, Paige had spent the past two years searching for him--but now she wasn't the only one who'd found him. Pursued by a government agency, Kieran and Paige had one last chance to uncover the truth and save their marriage...But only if they could tame the beast within.

The Beasties

by William Sleator

The master of suspense delivers a hard-core horror story to thrill and chill. Fans will get more than goosebumps from this terrifying tour de force by William Sleator. The nightmare begins when Doug's family moves to the desolate northern woods; soon he and his little sister, Colette, become caught up in a war between the area's loggers and a dying race of woodland creatures who depend on human body parts for their survival. Tunnels, tunnels, leading everywhere... even right into Doug and Colette's basement. But who built them? Could the rumors about the mysterious, bloodthirsty kidnappers called the Beasties possibly be true? Skeptical Doug doesn't buy it at first, even if an unusual number of the local inhabitants seem to be missing important pieces of their anatomies. But once he and his sister stumble into a cavernous opening and meet the Beastie scout named Fingers, Doug is forced to become a believer. Colette soon is indoctrinated into the society of the Family, an underground civilization of slimy, pale beings with crudely stitched-together body parts. Doug desperately hopes to remain an outsider, but it seems he has no choice. In fact, the Family needs him to make the biggest sacrifice of all. If he tries to escape, he faces an awful truth (one that readers, too, will learn): Once you have met the Beasties, you will never be safe again.

Beastly: Lindy's Diary

by Alex Flinn

See the #1 New York Times bestselling story Beastly through Lindy's eyes! This is her diary, kept while living in captivity with the beast. Lindy's Diary captures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original! Diary, I am locked away . . . with no one to confide in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws--they caught me off guard at first, but now I'm noticing something else about him--something deeper. It's the look in his eye. It tells me he's got a secret to keep. That's okay--I've got one, too. I think I'm falling in love with him. . . . Lindy

Beastly Things (Guido Brunetti #21)

by Donna Leon

When the body of a man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Commissario Guido Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. Where was the crime scene? And how can he identify the man when he can't show pictures of his face? The autopsy shows a way forward: it turns out the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease. With Inspector Vianello, Brunetti canvasses shoe stores, and winds up on the mainland in Mestre, outside his usual sphere. From a shopkeeper, they learn that the man had a kindly way with animals. At the same time, animal rights and meat consumption are quickly becoming preoccupying issues at the Venice Questura, and in Brunetti's home, where conversation at family meals offers a window into the joys and conflicts of Italian life. Perhaps with the help of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Vianello can identify the man and understand why someone wanted him dead. As subtle and engrossing as the other Commissario Brunetti tales, Leon's Beastly Things is immensely enjoyable, intriguing, and ultimately moving.

The Beasts of Barakhai

by Mickey Zucker Reichert

This is the first book in a new series by a veteran fantasy writer. Ben Collins finds himself stranded and hungry in a strange world and kills a very tame rabbit for survival. He is then arrested and accused of cannibalism for the rabbit was a guman at night. Rescued by dissidents from the very hangman's noose, Ben must help those who would change things in Barakhai. But will it save his life? Will he ever return to his own world?

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

by Eva Ibbotson

When their parents go to America for the summer, Madlyn and Rollo are sent to their great-aunt Emily and great-uncle George at Clawstone Castle, home of the legendary and mysterious Wild White Cattle of Clawstone Park. But times are hard at Clawstone, as the fancier castle down the road attracts all the tourist traffic. Determined to save the castle and the herd, Madlyn and Rollo audition a cast of ghosts to add some thrills to the Clawstone tours, and soon visitors are pouring through the gates. But just when things are looking up, the ghosts and children find themselves facing a great mystery, and some very sinister enemies. Will Madlyn, Rollo, and their ghostly friends find a way to save the day?

Beasts of Gor (Chronicles of Counter-Earth #12)

by John Norman

On Gor, the other world in Earth's orbit, the term beast can mean any of three things: First, there are the Kurii, the monsters from space who are about to invade that world. Second, there are the Gorean warriors, men whose fighting ferocity is incomparable. Third, there are the slave girls, who are both beasts of burden and objects of desire. All three kinds of beasts come into action in this thrilling novel as the Kurii establish their first beachhead on Gor's polar cap. Here is a John Norman epic that takes Tarl Cabot from the canals of Port Kar to the taverns of Lydius, the tents of the Sardar Fair, and to a grand climax among the red hunters of the Arctic ice pack.

Beasts of No Nation

by Uzodinma Iweala

In this stunning debut novel, Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his father's own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started -- a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience. In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu's youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, deeply affecting novel. Both a searing take on coming-of-age and a vivid document of the dark face of war, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extaordinary new writer.

A Beasty Story

by Bill Martin Jr.

In a dark, dark house, in a dark, dark wood lurks a creepy, beasty . . . BEAST! But fear not--this beast may not be so beastly after all. The talents of Bill Martin Jr and Steven Kellogg come together for the first time to create a ghoulish story thats both scary and snug. Cuddle up but beware--youre in for a big, beasty surprise!

Beat Poets

by Carmela Ciuraru

This rousing anthology features the work of more than twenty-five writers from the great twentieth-century countercultural literary movement. Writing with an audacious swagger and an iconoclastic zeal, and declaiming their verse with dramatic flourish in smoke-filled cafés, the Beats gave birth to a literature of previously unimaginable expressive range. The defining work of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac provides the foundation for this collection, which also features the improvisational verse of such Beat legends as Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, and Michael McClure and the work of such women writers as Diane DiPrima and Denise Levertov. LeRoi Jones's plaintive "Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note" and Bob Kaufman's stirring "Abomunist Manifesto" appear here alongside statements on poetics and the alternately incendiary and earnest correspondence of Beat Generation writers. Visceral and powerful, infused with an unmediated spiritual and social awareness, this is a rich and varied tribute and, in the populist spirit of the Beats, a vital addition to the libraries of readers everywhere.

Beat Sales Burnout: Maximize Sales, Minimize Stress

by Stephan Schiffman

Beat Sales Burnout is the perfect antidote for salespeople who need a boost. The time-tested strategies in this book help readers overcome job burnout, turn destructive stress into creative stress, increase productivity and make sales slumps a thing of the past. Salespeople have to be on their game 100 percent of the time. The proven strategies for self-renewal in this book provide today's sales professionals with quick fixes for getting through the day, the week, the quarter and the year with their attitudes - and their incomes - on the upswing. The author shows readers how to: Take control of the day; Use the LBE Formula - live, breathe and enjoy your job; Focus on strengths, not weaknesses; Make realistic income forecasts; Improve relationships with sales managers; Also includes a special section for managers on hiring, managing and retaining burnout-free sales teams.

Beat Sales Burnout: Maximize Sales, Minimize Stress

by Stephan Schiffman

The proven strategies for self-renewal in this book provide today's sales professionals with quick fixes for getting through the day, The week, The quarter and the year with their attitudes - and their incomes - on the upswing.

Beat Texas Hold'em

by Tom Mcevoy Shane Smith

This book covers the hot games right now seen on TV and played by millions nationwide: limit, no-limit, online and tournament hold'em. In each of the four sections games, the authors cover the basics of play, the top 10 tips for winning, 10 essential practice hands, frequently asked questions, review questions and "Dear Tom" stories from readers about actual situations with 1983 World Champion, Tom McEvoy's answers. Light yet serious, with wisdom and a touch of humor, and spiced with anecdotes designed to teach a lesson.

Beat the Gym

by Tom Holland Megan Mcmorris

Are you: Fed up with all the mixed messages on how to be fit and lose weight? Intimidated by the gym's machines, weights, or classes? Discouraged, as you've worked out in the past but have seen no results? Frustrated that you can't afford a personal trainer to help motivate and guide you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Beat the Gym is the book for you. I know what works, and I want you to love the gym and finally achieve the body and level of fitness that YOU want. I have spent decades sculpting bodies in the top gyms of New York City-those of celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, weekend warriors, and "real people," and now I am ready to share all my personal training secrets. Beat the Gym demystifies fitness and diet, and, best of all, includes more than fifty of my best and most proven workouts. Together, we can beat the gym and get you the body you deserve.

Beat the Players: Casinos, Cops, and the Game Inside the Game

by Bob Nersesian

This book should be read by everyone who sets foot in a casino -- average casino patrons, skilled players, casino employees, and anyone else. It should be required reading for police officers, regulators, other public officials, and attorneys who may represent any of the aforementioned. Bob Nersesian is an attorney who represents victims of casino wrongdoing against patrons. In an enjoyable writing style, he takes a look at the often too-cozy relationship between casinos, police, and regulators. He discusses specific cases and dispenses sound, practical advice that patrons, casinos and public officials would be wise to heed. Cases discussed include Nevada and other jurisdictions.

Beat the Reaper

by Josh Bazell

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient--and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program--and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it takes to keep his patient alive so he can buy some time...and beat the reaper.

Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

by Ashley Bryan

Five traditional Nigerian tales including "Hen and Frog," "Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends," "The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls," "Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together," and "How Animals Got Their Tails."

Beat the Turtle Drum

by Constance C. Greene

In May Joss was saving up to rent a horse for a week, planning on using her birthday money and a lot of persuasion. Her older sister, Kate, observed it all: how they tried to build a barn in the backyard and how a storm blew it down a few minutes later; how Joss polished her riding boots every day and worried about colic; how Miss Pemberthy, the unfriendly elderly lady across the street, told Kate about her own childhood as if she were in a dream. In June, on Joss's eleventh birthday, she and Kate rode their bikes to Mr. Essig's to pay for Prince. Kate recalled smiling, buxom Mrs. Essig standing in the doorway, offering them coffee, the sunlight dazzling on her newly bleached hair. She remembered the neighborhood Kids begging for rides. She thought of Tootie, not the brightest eight-year-old on the block, giving Joss an almost heart-shaped rock for her birthday as a token of his devotion. Kate remembered climbing the tree in the backyard with Joss and looking down at Prince, munching the grass below them-- And then in a few irrevocable seconds, Kate's world changed forever. In this touching story Constance C. Greene shows us a close and loving family and the way they try to cope with unexpected tragedy, giving readers no easy answers.

Beat to Quarters (The Hornblower Saga, Book 1)

by C. S. Forester

Captain Hornblower and the 36 gun frigate HMS Lydia are off the coast of Nicaragua searching for a route across Central America.

Beat Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome in 7 Simple Steps: Teach Yourself

by Paul Jenner

If you suffer from, or think you might be suffering from, IBS, this book will give you the solutions you need to regain your life. Not only does it explain all the worthwhile therapies, it helps you to identify which one will work for you. By showing you how to work with your doctor, and what the first steps are to beating this distressing condition, it will work through all the areas of your lifestyle which might be contributing, including diet and stress management, as well as making sure you have exactly the right clinical support. It will give you strategies for immediate relief, along with showing how the latest research findings can offer long-term solutions, and explains the benefits of both well-known and less well-known therapies, including: * Exercise * Relaxation and hypnotherapy * Understanding the importance of balance in the gut

Beat Your Ticket

by David Brown Attorney

Everything you need to fight an unfair ticket! We've all received one -- a traffic ticket that seems completely unfair, the result of an officer's evening quota rather than a serious moving violation. But do you have to pay the penalty and watch your driving record crash and burn? Not if you choose to fight back with Beat Your Ticket. Beat Your Ticket simply and clearly lays out the best strategies for beating tickets in court. The book explains in plain English how to: use the law to fight an unwarranted ticket find out what the police officer plans to say at your trial attack radar and other detection methods pick a jury present your case cross-examine the ticketing officer The 6th edition is extensively updated to reflect your state's current traffic laws and court procedures.

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