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Bernie Bridges is the luckiest kid at Rotten School. He wins every game he plays, doesn't get into any trouble, and even finds money! So what's the catch?
Thomas and the Really Useful Engines are working hard getting the new airport ready for the grand opening. Then a terrible storm slows them down, and soon it is clear that all the engines are going to have to work together. The steamies and the diesels have never gotten along very well, but Lady appears in Thomas' dream and tells him it will be all right. But can they count on help from the biggest diesel of them all--Diesel 10?
A dark and edgy first-person cautionary tale about how one girl's seemingly minor choices quickly spiraled into a life as a sex worker in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky.She had a normal life, until one small decision changed everything. Suddenly, there were new possibilities and new experiences.But not all of those experiences were good.Read her shocking story in the diary she left behind.
Calloustown, the seventh collection from master raconteur George Singleton, who's been praised by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the "unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story," finds the author at the absolute top of his game as he traces the unlikely inhabitants of the titular Calloustown in all their humanity. Whether exploring family, religion, politics or the true meaning of home, these stories range from deeply affecting to wildly absurd and back again, all in the blink of an eye.
In the first ever short story by Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor, the stakes couldn't be higher as operator Pike Logan goes after the first Taskforce target leading a team he can't fully trust. Includes an exclusive preview of Brad Taylor's hotly anticipated third Pike Logan novel, Enemy of Mine, coming January 15, 2013. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government, and designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law, a new counter-terrorist unit known as the Taskforce has just been formed, but not fully tested. Until now. Pike Logan has been given a team of operators drawn from the CIA's National Clandestine Service and the military's Special Operations Forces without any say in selecting the men on which he must depend. While executing a full mission profile exercise on U.S. soil, a target of opportunity appears before the Taskforce is deemed mission capable. Forced to execute, Pike and his team are sent to Yemen to track their first real target. The future of the Taskforce depends on their success, but when Pike is challenged by one of his own, their clear-cut mission teeters on the brink of disaster. The price of failure will reverberate much deeper than the loss of the target - straight into the presidency itself. Propulsive, compelling, and told with unparalleled realism, The Callsign brings readers new insight into the origins of the Taskforce as they execute the first Omega operation in a relentless and action-packed short story.
How can individuals live a life of forgiveness in a world so full of injustice and indifference? This haunting question spurred author Kent Nerburn to write Calm Surrender. As he recounts the experiences of people who have suffered much and asked for little, he takes readers on a moving journey, urging them to remember that "forgiveness cannot be a disengaged, pastel emotion."
A simple yet revolutionary alternative to helicopter parenting and tiger moms Tired of nagging, pleading, negotiating, or yelling just to get your kids to do the simple things you ask? There is a better way. The best English import since Supernanny and an instant bestseller in the U.K., Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting brings the joy back into family life. Based on her forty-plus years of experience, behavioral specialist Noël Janis-Norton outlines a clear, step-by-step plan that will help any parent raise a child who is cooperative and considerate, confident and self-reliant. Transform your family life with these five strategies: Descriptive Praise, Preparing for Success, Reflective Listening, Never Ask Twice and Rewards and Consequences. You'll begin to see results almost immediately: * Kids start cooperating the first time * Mornings, bedtimes, mealtimes and homework all become easier * Even very resistant kids start saying" yes" instead of "no" Full of examples and real stories from parents, this book gives you the complete tool-kit to achieve Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting. "The instruction manual every parent should read" --Helena Bonham Carter
Jackie Scott and her daughter Diane had tried just about every diet under the sun, from low-carb to low-fat, sometimes losing weight but always gaining it back. Frustrated, they decided to figure out why popular diets failed them and came up with Eucalorics - a practical eating plan based on taking in the number of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight. This is not a starvation diet, nor is it a fad. In fact, it's not really a diet at all. It's about learning how to eat well for a lifetime from two real women who have been there and are making it work.
Available for the first time as an ebook pairing, these two short stories by John Norman show off the verbal flair and philosophical complexity that go into the author's famous Gor Saga.THE CALPA attempts to describe the indescribable and paints an image of a thing unseen and ancient along the beach of a tiny village.NOTES PERTAINING TO A PANEL IN SALON D presents a lively SF convention panel exploring what life would be like if prehistory and evolution had skipped a beat.
Among the most self-assured and sharply crafted debuts in recent years, Calumet City detonates a Molotov cocktail of character-driven suspense and ghetto-Chicago intrigue. Meet Patti Black, the most decorated cop in Chicago. On her ghetto beat, Patti Black redefines the word badass. But her steel-plated exterior -- solitary, stoic, loveless -- belies the wrenching legacy of her orphan childhood. Haunted by the horrifying abuse she suffered at the hands of her foster parents, Patti Black sublimates past torments into a meticulously maintained tough-gal persona. When a series of unrelated cases -- a drug bust gone bad, a mayoral assassination attempt, the murder of a state attorney, the exhumation of a long-concealed body from a tenement basement wall -- all point in Patti Black's direction, she finds herself facing the dark truth: You can't hide from your history, no matter how far into the fog you run. For Patti Black, that history didn't die in the tenement wall; it's alive -- and riding her down. In researching this electrifying thriller, Charlie Newton rode in the squad car with real-life street cop Patti Black. The result is a powerful fiction debut that captures the precise emotional landscape of one cop's hard-bitten life in the trenches. This first-time author joins that rare breed whose fiction is suffused with profound authenticity
Hawaii boy Calvin Coconut has come up with the best idea ever for his sister Darci's birthday party. But a huge tropical storm hits the islands and threatens everything. It rains and rains. And rains.The river next to Calvin's house rises high. When Calvin's friend Willy falls into the raging water, Calvin grabs his skiff to save him. As Willy is swept into the bay, Calvin struggles in the wild waves. What happens next shows Calvin what heroes are made of.From the Hardcover edition.
Nine-year-old Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.
Calvin Coconut's fourth grade class meets Benni Obi, a weird and likable new kid. Benny brags about knowing kung fu, wears mirrored sunglasses, eats worms, crickets, and chocolate-covered scorpions, and says all the wrong things to bully Tito. Uh-oh. Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids and pets clear the road--Calvin's babysitter Stella is learning how to drive. She's got a lead foot. Readers will enjoy the humor in Kung Fooey as Calvin's smarts and courage help him learn something new about standing up for friends, and facing a bully.From the Hardcover edition.
This is an easy-to-read book that follows the main development of Calvin's theology, accentuating Calvin's positive convictions without lingering over matters of only dated importance, for persons who desire authentic texts of a religious tradition.
J. Todd Billings and I. John Hesselink have compiled an essential collection of essays for the study of John Calvin's theology. Leading Calvin scholars examine the early and late reception-history of Calvin's fundamental teachings, including reflections on the contemporary possibilities and limitations in developing Calvin's thought. Contributors include Timothy Hessel-Robinson, Michael S. Horton, Mark Husbands, David Little, Suzanne McDonald, Jeannine E. Olson, Sue A. Rozeboom, and Carl R. Trueman.
While visiting London, a beautiful young woman becomes homesick for the West Indies. Unfortunately, her only available chaperone for the perilous journey is her rakish hot-tempered cousin...
Can Cam catch a jewel thief? Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes... even to a charity event. Cam and Eric are at a benefit with their mothers to raise money for local firefighters. When the host's pearl necklace goes missing, the luncheon turns into a whodunit, and all the guests are suspects. Can Cam use her photographic memory to identify the culprit before the thief gets away?
Cam Jansen and her best friend Eric are spending three weeks at Camp Eagle Lake, and they couldn't be more excited. But mysteries seem to follow supersleuth Cam everywhere, and it isn't long before she's using her photographic memory to "Click, Click" and save the day! <P><P> In The First Day of Camp Mystery, Cam's and Eric's parents have just brought them to camp when the lockbox with everyone's spending money goes missing. Can Cam find the thief? <P> Then, in It's a Raid!, Cam's bunk is raided. She and her new friends search out the culprit, and might even raid them back! <P> In The Basketball Mystery, Cam and Eric discover that all the sports equipment has been stolen, along with the prizes for the end-of-season banquet. Can Cam solve the case in time? <P> These three Cam Jansen mysteries are super special indeed, and make for perfect summer reading! .
Cam Jansen and her friend Eric are having fun at a local basketball game. They watch the teamÕs retiring coach receive a basketball signed by his former players, including the governor. But after the game, the ball is gone. Was it stolen? In this latest addition to the bestselling chapter book series, Cam uses her photographic memory to solve the sporty mystery!
The beloved elementary school sleuth Cam Jansen is back in her 31st mystery!Eric's father is finally graduating from college. But before the celebration can begin, a very special present from Grandpa Shelton disappears. Was it lost--or stolen? There's no way Cam will let a thief ruin the graduation celebration! She must use her photographic memory to track down the gift. .
It is a big day at Cam's school. The governor, who is running for president, is visiting for the dedication of a new library. Police officers, Secret Service agents, photographers, and news reporters are all there to hear the governor speak when . . . bang! A loud sound like a gunshot startles everyone during the ceremony. Was it really a gun, or a noisy cover for a crime? Click along with Cam as she teams up with the Secret Service to solve the mystery.
When Cam the fifth-grade sleuth and her friend Eric go to the airport to meet Cam's aunt, just arrived from France, it's all systems go. But before you can say "bonjour," a young French girl has disappeared. Will Cam be able to find her?
A baseball autographed by Babe Ruth is stolen from the community hobby show, and Cam thinks she knows who took it. Is she right, or has the thief thrown a curve ball?
Is the popular Dime Toss game rigged at the school carnival? It's up to Cam Jansen to investigate.
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