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Skye, old Mr. Bradshaw's beautiful collie, needs a new home. Neil and Emily are sure she would fit in perfectly at King Street Kennels. But then a farmer accuses Skye of killing his sheep, and Neil and Emily have only a few days to prove her innocence.
Queen Elizabeth has just settled onto the throne of England, and the CIA is baffled at the breaks in security that are taking place. Worst of all, the leaks have been traced directly to the queen's chambers. Blackford Oakes is called upon to penetrate the Royal Circle, win the Queen's confidence, and plug the leak.
From star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan comes the New York Times bestselling first book in an empowering, fun-filled middle grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team.Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn't just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team. But now that Devin is starting seventh grade in Kentville, California, all bets are off. After all, some of the best players on the US national team come from California. She's sure to have stiff competition. Or so she thinks. When Devin shows up for tryouts, she discovers that the Kentville Kangaroos--otherwise known as the Kicks--are an absolute mess. Their coach couldn't care less whether the girls win or lose. And Devin is easily one of the most talented players. The good news is, Devin quickly makes friends with funny, outgoing Jessi; shy but sweet Zoe; and klutzy Emma. Can Devin and her newfound friends pull together and save the team from itself?
From star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan comes the first book in an empowering, fun-filled middle grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team.Devon moves to Berryvale, California, just in time to start seventh grade. She wants to try out for the middle school soccer team, but she's afraid she won't make the cut. After all, Californians are notoriously crazy for soccer. There's sure to be stiff competition. But at tryouts, Devon quickly discovers that the Berryvale Bobcats are terrible. She easily makes the team, but the Bobcats get pulverized in their first match against their biggest rival, the Pinewood Panthers, and they quickly become the school laughingstock. Not even their coach cares whether they win or lose. At least Devon becomes part of a group of friends--Jessi, Zoe, and Emma--who call themselves the Kicks. When the team's rematch against Pinewood rolls around, Devon decides she's sick of their team being treated like a joke. She convinces the coach to get behind them and, with the Kicks' help, rallies the team together. Do the Berryvale Bobcats have a shot at winning after all?
In MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS, the time has arrived for Max and her winged "Flock" to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of "Re-evolution", a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race...and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them--but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?
In Alyson Noël's newest teen novel, one sister's secrets save the other's life in more ways than one. Meet fifteen-year-old Echo, a typical teen trying to survive high school without being totally traumatized by boy trouble, friend drama, and school issues. As if she didn't have enough on her plate, Echo is also still dealing with the murder of her sister Zoë. Although it's been over a year, Echo is still reeling from tragedy that changed everything. Beautiful and full of life, Zoë was the glue that held her family together, and although the two sisters were as different as night and day, they still had a bond that Echo can't let go of. When Zoë's old boyfriend Marc shows up one day with Zoë's diary, Echo doesn't think there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But as she gives in to curiosity and starts reading, she learns that her sister led a secret life that no one could have guessed not even Echo.
Those who insist on seeing the horrific violence in Darfur as a conflict between "Arabs" and "Africans" and as a genocide are failing to look at the historical and political context of the violence and are serving to delay political reconciliation with their calls for military intervention and their emphasis on retributive justice. So argues Mamdani (anthropology and politics, Columbia U. ), who urges us to rethink key assumptions about traditions, race, tribe, and locality in Darfur in order to better understand the conflict and how to move towards political reconciliation and peace. He sets his discussion of these issues within the context of colonial and nationalist historiographies of Sudan and Darfur, seeking to debunk the simplistic understanding of the violence as a conflict between Arab settler rulers and African natives. He argues instead that the violence should be seen as product of a land tenure system that set different tribes interests' against one another, sometimes along an Arab/non-Arab axis and sometimes along an Arab/Arab axis. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
As a writer and philosopher, Nikos Kazantzakis struggled all his life with existential questions, once spending several months in a monastery in an attempt to attain a closer relationship with God. His relentless quest to understand the nature of life through travel, extensive reading, and constant conversation with a diverse array of compatriots ultimately led Kazantzakis to compose this book of "spiritual exercises" meant to help the reader achieve harmony between the countervailing human impulses toward an immortality-seeking asceticism and toward a more nihilistic and materialist view of death. As with all Kazantzakis's philosophical works, The Saviors of God sheds light on a mind uniquely suited to a nuanced examination of what it means to be human, and establishes a hopeful vision for a dazzlingly syncretic approach to spiritual life.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac -- the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies. Laurel McBane has always relied on her friends for support, especially when her dream of attending culinary school was almost ruined by her parents' financial problems. Now Laurel is repaying the kindness of her friends by creating extravagantly luscious tiers of cakes and other confectionary delights that add the perfect touch to their clients' weddings. As for romance, Laurel believes in it -- in theory. But she's too low-key to appreciate all the luxuries that other women seem to long for. What she does appreciate is a strong, intelligent man, a man just like Parker's older brother, Delaney Brown, on whom Laurel has had a mega crush since childhood. But some infatuations last longer than others, and Laurel is convinced that the Ivy League lawyer is still out of her reach. Plus, Del is too protective of Laurel to ever cross the line with her, or so she thinks. When Laurel's quick- silver moods get the better of her -- leading to an angry, hot, altogether mind-blowing kiss with Del -- she'll have to quiet the doubts in her mind to turn a moment of passion into forever. . .
In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval age to the pre-Revolutionary era. Using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries, Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table.
Finally, a baking book focused entirely on savory baking! Developed by one of America's top pastry chefs, Savory Baking collects 75 inviting recipes for bakers of every skill level. Popovers, scones, and crackers pair perfectly with wine, while galettes, souffles, and strudels work equally well for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Fresh herbs, nuts, mushrooms, meats, and cheeses produce such savory delights as Peppered Pear and Goat Cheese Scones, Canadian Bacon Bread Pudding, and a show stopping New York-Style Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheesecake. Savory Baking is both an ideal guide for adventurous bakers and the ultimate sourcebook for those who prefer savory eats to sweet treats.
The creator of the acclaimed SweetSavoryLife.com food blog, a wife, and a mother of three, Alice Currah knows that the food we share with the people we love is more than just what we eat--it's an extension of who we are. Whether it's a leisurely weekend morning coffee cake, a birthday banana cream pie, chocolate chip cookies after a well-played soccer game, or a refreshing strawberry lemonade at a summer backyard barbecue, life's simplest moments can create the most meaningful family memories. Savory Sweet Life helps you create your own delicious memories all through the year with 100 easy-to-make--and many all-new--recipes, organized by occasion and captured in full-color photographs to celebrate your own "life happenings." From a Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed to a Tween Birthday Bash, an Afternoon Tea Party to a Welcome Home gathering, a Valentine's Day to a Christmas Morning, here are dozens of simple and flavorful recipes, using basic supermarket ingredients, that are quick and easy to prepare: Sunday Mornings-Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins, Spinach Ricotta Quiche, Breakfast Pizza Lunch Between Friends-White Chicken Chili, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Tomato Pesto Olive Tart, Crab Lemon Basil Pasta Summer Fun in the Sun--Mango Frozen Yogurt Pops, Parmesan Ranch Popcorn, Oven Baked S'mores Potlucks--Spicy Bacon Spinach Artichoke Dip, Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad, Heavenly Almond Pound Cake Family Game Night--Baked Kale Chips, Red Cabbage Pico de Gallo Salad, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos, The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever In the warm, down-to-earth voice that has charmed fans of her blog, Alice shares personal stories, practical advice, time-saving tips, and delicious, easy-to-make real-life food everyone will love. "It's my sincere desire that the recipes in this book will become new family favorites to celebrate both everyday and special occasions. Whether you're warming up to a hot cup of cocoa on a blustery December day or are in need of a refreshing treat to keep you cool during the summer, the food from this book will help you benchmark the good stuff in life for years to come."
Savvy shoppers can get the very best for the lowest possible price - all from reputable dealers who stand behind their merchandise. This comprehensive book is packed with how-to advice, entertaining stories, and tips to guide readers through the entire shopping experience-from what you need to know before stepping into a shop to what you should do after the sale. With hundreds of ingenious money-saving ideas, this is the perfect guide for every aspiring smart shopper.
The insider's guide to the corporate hiring process- Savvy Interviewing-features interview Dos and Don'ts that could make or break you in two minutes flat. Think you already know? Read on and find out from two Human Resource experts: What you can (and can't) negotiate, What to ask (and not ask) when it's your turn for questions, What to bring (and not bring) to an interview, How to dress and (not to dress) for an interview, What personal information to divulge (and not divulge), What to do (and not do) when you're waiting in the lobby, What to order (and not order) during a restaurant interview, When to shake hands and when to keep them at your side, What words to use on a resume and how to send it electronically (Think you know? Guess again ...), How to handle a group interview, phone interview, behavioral (stress!) interview, and more....
From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling indie author Nicole Edwards comes the seventh book in her Alluring Indulgence series, erotic romances featuring the Walker brothers from Coyote Ridge, Texas, and their sizzling-hot love interests.Sawyer Walker has never run into problems with women. The female population tends to swarm toward him, in fact, and he's never had a complaint. But there's one woman Sawyer has always had his eye on. A woman who won't give him the time of day. In recent months, it would seem that Kennedy Endsley is opening up to Sawyer, but she's got a few surprises in store for him. Because, as hard as she finds it to resist the handsome Walker brother, she won't give in easily. Not when her heart is on the line.
Addition is the combining of two groups into one group. For addition example, when we count the dots on the top faces of a pair of dot cubes (dice), we are adding.
This book was written to help you learn mathematics and to learn it well. For this to happen, you must use the book properly. As you work through the pages, you will see that similar problems are presented over and over again. Solving each problem day after day is the secret to success. This book is made up of daily lessons and investigations. Each lesson has four parts. The first part is a Warm-Up that includes practice of basic facts and mental math.
Saxon Math Course 3 is unlike any math book you have used! It doesn't have colorful photos to distract you from learning. The Saxon approach lets you see the beauty and structure within math itself.
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