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From the book: It's Jesse Bear's birthday and everyone's invited to the party! Bouncy, rhyming text and cheerful illustrations show all the child- pleasing details that surround this happy event. There are colorful decorations, lots of balloons, gaily wrapped presents, new toys to play with, exciting games, a big cake with candles to blow out, goodies to eat, and a special gift from Mama and Papa. Three cheers for Jesse Bear! Children will be thrilled to join in the fun once again with the hero of Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?; Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear; Ho Do You Say It Today, Jesse Bear?; and It's About Time, Jesse Bear.
Little Witch worries that her birthday party will be a failure unless she can get her friends to come.
An eloquent and powerful introduction to the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. This simplified summation leaves out most of the details, while bringing the essence of his life and work to young readers. A foreword offers options for softening the facts surrounding his murder for preschoolers.
From the book: An English girl is coming to stay at the McIntires', and just in time for Molly's birthday! Molly and her friends are very excited, until Emily Bennett turns out to be quite different from the glamorous girl they pictured. Emily is shy, and she seems unfriendly. Then Molly discovers that Emily is worried about her family in war-torn London, just as Molly is worried about her father, and the girls become good friends. They even plan to turn Molly's tenth birthday celebration into a real English tea party. But the friendship starts to fall apart when they can't agree about what's important, and it takes a special birthday surprise to help them patch up their hurt feelings.
IT'S PARTY TIME FOR A KILLER Suburban sleuth Christine Bennett is moved and intrigued by two poignant mementos treasured by her late Aunt May. The first is a sad little note mourning the death of a young man lost in a Connecticut wood; the other, an obituary honoring a wealthy local manufacturer who committed suicide just after his splendid fiftieth birthday celebration. Why did her aunt never mention these virtually simultaneous tragedies? Chris's investigative instincts are irresistibly whetted-especially by the bizarre discovery that the victims, though strangers, were found wearing each other's sneakers. And as she slices through the layers of the past, she uncovers the horrible truth that murder was just the icing on the cake. Once Christine has discovered her talent for investigation in #1 The Good Friday murder, her crime solving has just begun. In addition to taking on complex mysteries, including many cold cases, and meeting interesting characters, Christine confronts moral and legal issues, and matters of the human heart. Follow her further adventures in the rest of the books in this series, all in the Bookshare collection, including: #2 The Yom Kippur Murder, #3 The Christening Day Murder, #4 The St. Patrick's Day Murder, #5 The Christmas Night Murder, #6 The Thanksgiving Day Murder, #7 The Passover Murder, #8 The Valentine's Day Murder, #9 The New Year's Day Murder, #10 The Labor Day Murder, #11 The Father's Day Murder, #12 The Mother's Day Murder, #13 The April Fool's Day Murder, #15 The Bar Mitzvah Murder, #16 The Silver Anniversary Murder and #17 The Cinco de Mayo Murder.
Two amateur sleuths track down Mrs. Pickett's missing birthday cake.
Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living. Since her long-ago divorce, she's created a successful TV show and reached the pinnacle of her profession, with a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? Because all the hours with her personal trainer, hairdressers, and cosmetic surgeons can't fudge the truth: Valerie is turning sixty. Valerie's daughter, April, spends every last ounce of her energy on her popular one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown New York. She has no love life and no prospects. Ready or not, though, April's life is about to change, in a tumultuous transformation that begins the morning it hits her: She's thirty. And what does she have to show for it? Jack Adams is the most charismatic sports analyst on TV. Twelve years after retiring from the NFL, he still has his pick of the most desirable twentysomething women. But Jack wakes up on his fiftieth birthday, his back thrown out of whack, feeling every year his age. In a novel brimming with warmth and insight, beginning on one birthday and ending on another, Valerie, April, and Jack discover that life itself can be a celebration--and that its greatest gifts are always a surprise.
Meet Annie Choi. She fears cable cars and refuses to eat anything that casts a shadow. Her brother thinks chicken is a vegetable. Her father occasionally starts fires at work. Her mother collects Jesus trading cards and wears plaid like it's a job. No matter how hard Annie and her family try to understand one another, they often come up hilariously short. But in the midst of a family crisis, Annie comes to realize that the only way to survive one another is to stick together . . . as difficult as that might be. Annie Choi's Happy Birthday or Whatever is a sidesplitting, eye-opening, and transcendent tale of coping with an infuriating, demanding, but ultimately loving Korean family.
Sophie Hartley is almost sure that her dad said okay when she asked for a baby gorilla for her birthday. Soon the kids at school want to know every detail about the gorilla, and dealing with her enthusiastic classmates gets harder as the big day approaches. When teenage sister Nora leaves their shared bedroom for her own space in the attic, and close friend Jenna shows signs of becoming a shrieker, Sophie finds it hard to remain optimistic. Maybe painting her windowsills purple will help. And maybe she'll get the perfect present! Funny and believable, the story of a big birthday will please old and new Sophie fans.
It's Thomas' birthday, but where are all the presents, balloons, and silly hats? Thomas thinks his friends have forgotten, but they may have a surprise for him.
Happy Birthday to You! To all who have enjoyed a piece of birthday cake, the strains of "Happy Birthday to You" are as familiar to our ears as our own names. Yet how many people know the origin of the tune and its place in American history? In 1889 Patty and Mildred Hill, two Kentucky sisters, wrote the words and composed the melody of "Good Morning to All" for their kindergarten students. Initially written as a simple greeting to start the day, the words were changed to suit other occasions: "Happy Journey to You," "Happy Christmas to You," and finally, "Happy Birthday to You." But it wasn't until 1935 that the sisters' song was fully copyrighted and their names duly credited. Here is the true story behind the most famous and oft-sung song in the world.
From the book jacket: Bailey City is full of some pretty weird grown-ups. It is the perfect place for the spooky Hauntly Manor Inn. Could Kilmer's great-grandfather Franklin really be a ghost? Check out who's visiting the Hauntly Manor Inn. "I have a strange feeling about Kilmer's great-grandfather," Jane said. She paused to make sure no one else was around. Jane took a deep breath and told them, "I think Franklin is a ghost." Ben laughed. "You're nuts," he said. Jane stomped her foot. "I am not. You're the one that said he was on the Titanic. I think he died on the Titanic and became a ghost. That's what he meant when he said his life began the day the Titanic sank." Annie patted Jane on the back. "Kilmer's great-grandfather is old," Annie said, "but that doesn't make him a ghost."
It's Nina's birthday and she's going to have the best birthday party ever. But someone or something is trying to scare Nina and her party guests. Did one of the classroom ghosts follow her home? Or is Nina's birthday party being haunted by something much scarier than a Ghostville ghost? Nina and her friends can't be sure. But they know one thing: It's time to bust these birthday bashers - once and for all!
Come celebrate Christmas with a black family and their traditions. Every moment of the holiday is a brand new adventure--and Gemma enthusiastically helps out as her older brother, Mom, Dad, and Grandma prepare for their traditional family celebration. Includes picture descriptions. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life.After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks and condo towers an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl?The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a "sexy" bus to ease status anxiety in Bogotá; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have hacked the design of their own streets and neighborhoods.Rich with new insights from psychology, neuroscience and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City reveals how our cities can shape our thoughts as well as our behavior. The message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting cities and our own lives for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city can save the world--and all of us can help build it.
Camus's first novel, written when he was in his 20s, foreshadows his brilliant work, The Stranger.
is it possible to die a happy death? This is the central question of Camus's astonishing early novel, published posthumously and greeted as a major literary event. it tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man. in many ways A Happy Death is a fascinating first sketch for The Outsider, but it can also be seen as a candid self-portrait, drawing on Camus's memories of his youth, travels and early relationships. it is infused with lyrical descriptions of the sun-drenched Algiers of his childhood - the place where, eventually, Mersault is able to find peace and die 'without anger, without hatred, without regret'.
Happy Dog, Happy You: Tips, Tricks, Treats, and Other Quick Ways to Build a Bond with Your Furry Friendby Arden Moore
A wagging tail means unconditional loyalty and love. Most dog owners want to return that affection in every way possible. But some of the common ways humans show love can be downright confusing to our pets - dogs are not furry little people. Even worse, the well-meaning affection that humans shower on their pets can actually reinforce bad dog and cat behaviors. Fortunately, there are plenty of fast, low-fuss rewards that make both pets and people happy while reinforcing proper training and good behavior. In her latest releases, Arden Moore, a best-selling author and one of America's top pet experts, provides busy owners with simple ways to build healthy, harmonious relationships with their beloved dogs. Small adjustments in diet, exercise, and environment can make all the difference in creating better-adjusted pets. Moore offers quick solutions that are simple to execute but often deliver big results. And her suggestions for games and playful training sessions will help owners improve time spent with their furry friends. Happy Dog, Happy You is presented in an easy-to-read, accessible format, and is enhanced with facts, quotes, and colorful call-out boxes, making it the must-have guide for on-the-go owners. With Moore's help, even the busiest dog owner can create a happier hound and enjoy the benefits of a secure, healthy, well-behaved pup.
[from the book jacket] "One beautiful spring day, Davy's big brother Dan comes running up to the burrow with exciting news. He has just heard about the Easter Bunny who brings human children presents and colored eggs. The Rabbit children immediately decide to go find the Easter Bunny and ask him to bring them gifts too. They search high and low, but the Easter Bunny is nowhere to be found. Disappointed, Davy's brothers and sisters head for home, but not Davy. He has an idea. Will Davy's secret plan to make a happy Easter for his family succeed, or has he forgotten something? Children will empathize with Davy when his well-meaning plans go awry, and will share his surprise and delight at the unexpected outcome of this sunny story."
Reduced workforces, hiring freezes, productivity pressures--it's clear that now, more than ever, every employee counts. With 101 practical, easy-to-implement tips,The Happy Employeewill help you identify and attract the most talented employees, retain them, and make sure they're happy and productive. Real-life examples from actual situations show you how to identify the best prospects for a job and land the top candidate. Once the candidate is hired, you'll learn how to integrate your new employee into the workplace and encourage top performance. Based on research as well as years of professional experience,The Happy Employeecontains tips on leadership, building trust, and earning respect. You'll learn how to develop and maintain high-performance teams through proper communication techniques and effective rewards. The Happy Employeeis a practical and indispensable guide to retaining the best workers - which makes for a happy manager, as well! Julia McGovern, SPHR (Randolph, NJ) has been VP of human resources at Chilton Memorial Hospital at Pompton Plains, New Jersey, since 2001. Before that, she was corporate director of organization development and recruitment for Atlantic Health System in Florham Park, New Jersey. Susan Shelly (Shillington, PA) has written, coauthored, or contributed to more than thirty books, including ones dealing with starting a business and handling finances.
This is a story of Peggy and Jaret, two high school girls madly in love but unsure of their sexuality, who find themselves the target of a violent plot to punish them for their relationship.
Dreams are realized in the eagerly-awaited fourth novel in Nora Roberts's Bride Quartet. As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride's vision. She just can't see where her own life is headed. Mechanic Malcomb Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker is no exception. Both know that moving from minor flirtation to major hook-up is a serious step. Parker's business risks have always paid off, but now she'll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart. . .
A choral novel on the hopes, disillusionments and betrayals of family life in Mexico. A rich Catholic rancher wants his four sons to become priests, while the boys themselves have other plans; a bereaved mother explains her daughter's life to the man who killed her; three daughters meet up around their father's coffin for the first time in ten years; a middle-aged couple meet by chance on a cruise-ship and wonder if they were once young lovers. The result is a picture of contemporary Mexico seen through a violently fragmented narrative, not unlike the internationally successful film Amores Perros. The stories are punctuated by a chorus, commenting as if in a Greek tragedy, crudely and unsentimentally on the underbelly of modern Mexican life, offering a raw but richly textured glimpse of the inequalities of that society - street children, junkies, dead rock icons, the ideal wife, a honeymoon gone wrong, a child suicide, a man faking his death and beginning a new life - that throw the middle-class dramas of the linked stories into harsh relief. Happy Families is a dramatic polyphony of the many conflicting strands of Latin America and the modern urban world.
On March 12, 1926, the doors of the Savoy Ballroom swung open in Harlem. It was a night to remember, when blacks and whites, rich and poor, all came together todance! This inspiring story of the world-famous dancing palace and home of the Lindy Hoppers is told from a father to his son, Happy Feet. It's Happy Feet's favorite story--after all, he was born on the very night the Savoy opened. And he hopes that one day he'll make his own dancing debut at the legendary ballroom . . . because with a lot of hard work and a little Savoy magic,anythingis possible. Includes an author's note with biographies of Swing-Era dancers.
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