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This is the ninth book in this excellent reading series. It is a product of Scholastic. These books are excellent in introducing the joy of reading to very young readers. This book focuses on the letter R and words that rhyme with hop. There are certain sight words that each book focuses on. Other books in this series are also available from Bookshare.
Laura Bennett is not a soccer mom or a PTA mom or a helicopter mom--and she's certainly not mother of the year. Another breed of mother entirely, Laura is surely more Auntie Mame than June Cleaver. As a busy mother of six, Laura is on an impossible mission: raising a brood of fast-moving, messy, wild sons in the jungles of Manhattan. So what other choice does she have than to sit back, grab a martini, and let the boys be, er, boys?In Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?, Laura gives her irreverent take on modern motherhood and proves that a strong sense of humor and an even stronger sense of self are the mother's milk of sanity. In a series of refreshingly candid and hilarious anecdotes, she unapologetically breaks every rule in the Brady Bunch playbook: She gives her kids junk food, plays favorites, and openly admits to having "a genetic predisposition to laissez-faire parenting." Children, she observes, don't need constant supervision from neurotic, perfectionist parents. Allow kids to make mistakes and entertain themselves and they'll turn out just fine--even if you do sometimes forget to pick them up from school.Beyond the mayhem of a life among males, Laura celebrates the glories of womanhood with a generous helping of wit and style. She gives thanks to the fashion gods for the essentials--red lipstick, Manolo Blahniks, and Lycra shapewear--but reminds us that true style comes from an inner compass that points directly at oneself. In every aspect of life, Laura gives one simple, powerful piece of advice: "Dress like you want it or stay home." Brutally honest, outrageous, and sure to raise a few eyebrows, Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? is a riotously funny read--and it'll go fabulously well with your new handbag. From the Hardcover edition.
Readers who have followed Dido Twite's escapades in Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket will welcome her return in another wild adventure. Now back in print, Dido and Pa continues the Wolves Chronicles, the exhilarating and imaginative series that stemmed from Joan Aiken's classic The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Dido Twite is finally back home in London and reunited with her old friend Simon, now the Duke of Battersea and a favorite of King Richard. But no sooner does Dido start to settle in than her rascally father, Abednago, appears and drags her off into the night. Soon Dido finds herself caught up in the midst of another dastardly Hanoverian conspiracy: a plot involving a mysterious double for the king, the miraculous healing powers of music, and a spy network made up of abandoned street children called lollpoops. Meanwhile, out in the forest, starving wolves are closing in on the city . . .
Just five days after they meet, Julie Hanrahan and Dr. Thomas Larkin exchange vows on a moonlit Caribbean beach, the whirlwind conclusion to a romance that's swept her off her feet. Tom is sexy, witty and charming and Julie's sure she's found her Prince Charming.But not every fairy tale ends happily ever after.With a workaholic husband, a hostile mother-inlaw and a resentful stepdaughter, the honeymoon doesn't last long. Especially after Julie finds out that Tom's first wife didn't die in an accident after all. The cops called her death a suicide, but Julie is convinced that somebody helped Beth over the side of the Swift River Bridge.Every marriage has its secrets. Julie is starting to wonder if she'll survive discovering the truth about hers...or die before she wakes.
Raven Stevenson was in Lakeview barely twenty-four hours when she heard those ominous words. She'd come to the small Virginie town to reconcile with her brother and forget the haunting memories of her past. She didn't expect to find friends, community--or a thirty-five-year-old mystery of tragic love. Nor did she expect to meet Shane Montgomery, whose love for his ailing aunt Abby breaks through Raven's carefully built defenses. When Abby unwittingly shares some of the secrets behind that long-buried mustery, she and Raven are targeted by someone who wants those secrets silenced--and who's willing to kill both of them to do it.
From America's most trusted financial advisor comes a comprehensive guide to a new and utterly sane financial choice. In Die Broke, you'll learn that life is a game where the loser gives his money to Uncle Sam at the end. There are four steps to the process: Quit TodayNo, don't tell your boss to shove it...at least not out loud. But in your head accept that from this day on you're a free agent whose number one workplace priority is your personal bottom line.Pay Cash You should be as conscious of spending as you are of saving. Credit should be a rarely used tool for those few times (buying homes and cars) when paying cash is impossible.Don't Retire Your work life should be a journey up and down hills, rather than a climb up a sheer cliff that ends with a jump into the abyss.Die Broke It sounds terrifying, the one intolerable outcome to your financial life. And yet, in truth, dying broke might be your best option for a life without fear: fear of failure and privation now, fear of impoverishment in the long run.
When an old classmate is found murdered, ex-seminarian turned seeker of lost souls Owen Keane is determined to unravel the tangle of lies that cost a man his life--and now may cost Owen his own. Martin's Press. FROM THE PUBLISHER Since the publication of his much-praised debut, Deadstick, Terence Faherty has established himself as an uncommonly original and compelling writer. In Die Dreaming, he continues to redefine the mystery, as seen through the eyes of his ever-curious hero, Owen Keane - the "metaphysical detective" whose constant wonderings and wanderings bring him up against some of life's larger questions. At his ten-year high school reunion, Owen learns that the group of friends he'd most admired all share a dark secret. But not until the next reunion, ten years later, does he uncover the sad and ugly truth about his friends, who succumbed to the temptations and expectations of their Vietnam-era age, and have been paying the price ever since. Told with the deadpan humor, keen insight, and subtle mystery that have become Terence Faherty's trademarks, Die Dreaming is a novel of rare accomplishment.
The terrifying true story of one of the most notorious serial killer teams in American history--a pair of maniacs whose orgy of sex crimes, torture, and murder took the lives of at least 16 victims. Leonard Lake committed suicide, and Charles Ng is on death row.
Isabel Raine thought she had everything-a successful career, a supportive family, and a happy marriage to the man she loved. Then one ordinary morning, her husband, Marcus, picks up his briefcase, kisses her good-bye, and simply vanishes.That day, all her calls to him go straight to voice mail; the messages she leaves at his office go unreturned, too. Panicking after finally receiving a call from his cell phone in which all she can hear is a man's terrified cry, Isabel calls the police. But they aren't interested. Men leave, they tell her. They leave all the time. Desperate to find her husband, Isabel races to his office. But instead of finding him, she finds herself in the middle of an FBI raid. Hours later, she awakens in the hospital with a severe concussion and a homicide detective by her bedside waiting to question her about Marcus Raine-the real Marcus Raine. Now the only thing Isabel knows for sure is that her husband of five years is gone. Where is he and who is he are questions no one seems able to answer. But Isabel will not rest until she discovers the truth about the man she loves, even if it means risking everything-including her own life. Bestselling author Lisa Unger takes us on a nightmarish journey from bustling, glamorous New York City to the murky, twisted streets of Prague, seeking the answer to one bone-chilling question: What if the man you love, the one sleeping beside you, is a stranger? From the Hardcover edition.
Missing BoyOn November 28, 2001, in Chester County, South Carolina, police made a grisly discovery. Joe Pittman, 66, and his wife Joy, 62, had been brutally slain with a . 410 shotgun and their house set afire with the bodies inside. Their black Nissan Pathfinder was missing. So was their 12-year-old grandson, Christopher Pittman. What had become of the boy? Was he still alive--and if so, for how long? The clock was ticking and time was running out. Bad SeedChristopher was found safe and sound in a neighboring county. But relief turned to suspicion as he told an improbable tale of a black man who'd killed his grandparents and kidnapped him. Eventually, Pittman confessed to the slayings and to fleeing in the SUV. In February 2005, he was tried as an adult. Defense lawyers claimed Pittman had been unhinged by the prescription drug Zoloft. It would be up to a jury to decide whether the boy who killed would have to face a man's punishment. . . 16 pages of shocking photosDale Hudson is the author of Dance of Death and coauthor of An Hour to Kill: Love, Murder and Justice in a Small Southern Town and A Reason to Live: The True Story of One Woman's Love, Courage and Determination to Survive. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
It all started when Anita Rogell's little dog died in convulsions after eating a plate of creamed chicken specially prepared for Henrietta Rogell, Anita's spinster sister-in-law. It was the first time Michael Shayne was ever called in to investigate the death of a dog, but there was one other deciding factor that urged him to accept the case.<P> This was the peculiar fact that Anita's aged, multi-millionaire husband had died two days previously of a 'heart attack' and was due to be cremated the following noon by orders of his young and sexy widow without the formality of an autopsy. The dog had been secretly buried with unseemly haste, and the remains of the creamed chicken had disappeared before detectives arrived to investigate the dog's death.<P> The redhead's 35th case is a close-knit absorbing puzzle with a high degree of emotional involvement between a group of intriguing human beings solidly arrayed against Michael Shayne and his unwelcome investigation.
Die Young Hilde Swensen is a beauty pageant queen with a face to die for and a body to kill for. But by the time Detective Claire Morgan finds her in a shower stall--posed like a grotesquely grinning doll--Hilde is anything but pretty. Shes the victim of a sick, deranged killer. And she wont be the last. . . Die Beautiful Brianna Swenson is the beauty queens sister--and the girlfriend of Claires partner Bud. She tells Claire that Hilde had plenty of enemies, including a creepy stalker, an abusive ex-boyfriend, and a slew of jealous competitors. But what she doesnt say is that they both shared a dark, disturbing secret. A secret that refuses to die. . . Die Smiling From the after-hours parties of a sinister funeral home to the underworld vendettas of the Miami mob, Claire follows the trail with her lover Nicholas Black, a psychiatrist with secrets of his own. But its not until she uncovers evidence of unspeakable acts of depravity that Claire realizes shes just become a diabolical killers next target. . . "One of the most creepy, crawly and compelling psychological thrillers ever. " --Fresh Fiction on Dark Places Linda Ladd is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels. Head to Head marked her exciting return to publishing with a debut thriller after almost a decades hiatus. Linda makes her home in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where she is at work on her next novel featuring Claire Morgan.
He may have photographed a murder. Herb just wanted to photograph the cheerleaders in the school showers. He planted his camera high in the corner where no one could see it, and rigged it to a special homemade timer.
InA Free Man of ColorandSold Down the River, Benjamin January guided readers through the seductive maze of New Orleans' darkest quarters. Now January joins the orchestra of the city's top opera house -- only to become enmeshed in a web of hate and greed more murderous than any drama onstage. In 1835, the cold February streets glitter with masked revelers in Carnival costumes. An even more brilliant display is promised at the American Theater, where impresario Lorenzo Belaggio has brought the first Italian opera to town. But it's pitch-black in the muddy alley outside the stage door when Benjamin January, coming from rehearsal with the orchestra, hears a slurred whisper, sees the flash of a knife, and is himself wounded as he rescues Belaggio from a vicious attack. The bombastic impresario first accuses two of his tenors, then suspects his rival, the manager of New Orleans' other opera company. Could competition for audiences really provoke such violent skulduggery? Or has Belaggio taken too many chances in the catfight between two sopranos, one superseded by the other as his mistress and his prima donna? But burning in January's mind and heart is a darker possibility. The opera Belaggio plans to present -- a magnificent version ofOthello-- strikes a shocking chord in this culture. Is the murderous tragedy of the noble Moor and his lady, the spectacle of a black man's passion for a white beauty, one that some Creole citizen -- or American parvenu -- would do anything to keep off the stage? Bloody threats and voodoo signs, poison and brutal murder seem to implicate many strange bedfellows. And Benjamin must discover who -- in rage, retribution, or an insidious new commerce in this beautiful cutthroat city -- will kill and kill . . . and who willDie Upon a Kiss.
Somewhere in London, a lonely young woman is reaching out to the wrong man. It's up to Detective Inspector Mark Tartaglia and the rest of the Barnes murder squad to find her before a killer does.
Nancy J. Cohen's Bad Hair Day mysteries shimmer with wit in the glow of the Florida sun. In her sixth hair-curling adventure, she lands stylist Marla Shore in the midst of a murder with the darkest of roots. . . There's no love lost between Marla and Carolyn Sutton since Marla left Carolyn's Hairstyle Heaven to open her own place. Still, it's a nasty shock when Marla enters the meter room behind the shopping center that houses both salons and stumbles over her rival's murdered body. Curiosity would have been enough to send Marla snooping, but then Detective Dalton Vail actually asks for her help. Marla's quest becomes even more personal when Wilda Cleaver, Carolyn's trusted psychic and new owner of her salon, insists that Carolyn's spirit is begging Marla to solve her murder. Marla's got her work cut out for her--poor Carolyn was far from popular. There's her snubbed sister, who only inherited an unspecified, valuable collection, the chiropractor whose shady dealings Carolyn had uncovered, and the immigration lawyer who had suspicious ties to Hairstyle Heaven. With no shortage of suspects and a few more surprising twists, Marla's well-coiffed head is soon spinning. It will take all her skill to untangle this snarl of clues before the murderer strikes again. . . Nancy Cohen has penned another follicle-raising frolic with a wry twist of romance. --P. J. Parrish, author of Dead of Winter and Island of Bones Cohen fashions her Bad Hair Day series with plenty of humor, snappy repartee, and even a healthy helping of current events. -- Fort Myers News-Press A likeable series with a spunky heroine. -- Mystery Lovers Bookshop Nancy J. Cohen is the author of five previous Bad Hair Day mysteries: Permed to Death, Hair Raiser, Murder by Manicure, Body Wave, and Highlights to Heaven. The mother of two grown children, she resides in Florida with her husband and their poodle, who bears a strong resemblance to Marla's dog, Spooks.
A missing member of Parliament is found dead, pressed in a bale of wool, and a year later, Inspector Roderick Alleyn receives a desperate plea...
It was a wedding no one would forget... Luke Skywalker was juggling martini glasses. Albert Einstein was dirty-dancing with Monica Lewinsky. And Zorro was arguing with Death himself. For wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid, it was just another night on the job: a coed bachelor party thrown by one of Seattle's hippest couples--the bride-to-be a hard-charging Microsoft millionaire, the groom a Seattle Sentinel news editor. But what started as the perfect evening for the young, handsome, and politically correct ended in disaster. One beautiful bridesmaid was dead, and another had thrown herself into Elliott Bay. Now Carnegie has more than a cutting-edge wedding to save. All around her, secret liaisons are unraveling, dangerous decisions are coming to light, and at least one criminal is lurking. With families to please, dresses to hem, and headlines to grab, Carnegie is discovering the dark side of love and marriage amid high and low Seattle society--and that while some passions may be forever, some are a motive for murder. . . .
This story of Diego Rivera, the greatest muralist of Mexico and of the world, is told in Spanish and English. Vibrant miniature paintings convey the sense of adventure and magic that marked Rivera's early years.
A biography in free verse of one of the 20th century's greatest artists.
Diesel, the new engine, devises a plan to get back at Duck for causing the freight cars to laugh at him. This collection also features "Pop Goes the Diesel," "A Close Shave for Duck," and "Woolly Bear".
"While this book is specifically oriented to overeating, these same principles can be used to overcome smoking, drinking, and other areas of compulsive behavior. God wants us to walk in victory in every area of our life!" The author is no stranger to dieting. After many failed attempts to maintain healthy eating habits, she turned to the Scriptures and found principles to help her. This is both her personal story as well as a how-to primer.
Eat bread and cheese, drink wine-and lose weight!The secret lies in an ancient mathematical formula now transformed into ... THE DIET CODE. As a master baker and craftsman, Stephen Lanzalotta had been applying the mathematical principles of the Golden Ratio for more than twenty years. His realization that this ancient, universal formula, used by Da Vinci and other great geniuses of the Renaissance, also held the secret to optimal nutrition and health led him to apply it to his own diet and the menu at his popular cafe. The weight loss and sense of well-being that he and his customers experienced convinced him that he had cracked the diet code, discovering a simple, natural, and nutritious approach to healthy eating that is as easy as 1, 2, 3. His revolutionary Mediterranean-style eating program uses the Golden Ratio to link the proper proportions of everyday foods to boost metabolism and spark weight loss. Combining a three-phase eating program with detailed menu plans, mouthwatering recipes, Renaissance lore, and Italian-inspired lifestyle advice, THE DIET CODE is a unique health and weight loss program from the ages for the ages. In it readers will: * Crack the diet code--discover how the Golden Ratio can work for you to boost metabolism and maximize nutrition and weight loss; * Forget about the math--it's all done for you, and the net result is deliciously simple: 1 part grain carbohydrate, 2 parts protein, 3 parts vegetables at every meal; * Enjoy bread again! It really is the staff of life--as long as you eat it along with the right amount of fat or protein; * Experience natural weight control--choose and properly prepare healthful, readily available foods as they did during the Renaissance. THE DIET CODE is a unique approach to eating well based on a mathematical phenomenon that's been around for centuries but has never before been applied to diet. Now prepare to lose weight and get healthy by asking yourself, "What would Da Vinci eat?"
From the book: AN ANCIENT FORMULA. A UNIQUE EATING PLAN. THE SECRET TO WEIGHT LOSS REVEALED. Shed pounds naturally by rediscovering a universal, age-old formula used by Da Vinci and other masters of the Renaissance. THE DIET CODE reveals how you can use the perfect proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to maximize health and weight loss through a three-phase program complete with delicious menu plans, easy-to-prepare recipes, and time-tested nutritional advice. You'll fill your table with the same whole, natural foods you like best, including bread, wine, cheese, pasta (and dessert!), combining them in ways that boost your metabolism and promote fat loss. You hold in your hands the solution you've been searching for-a simple, satisfying approach to eating for a slimmer and healthier you. You are about to crack The Diet Code.
Here again is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating-- one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the 90s. Featuring: simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more.From the Paperback edition.
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