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Dora and Boots need to find the perfect pumpkin to make a pie with Abuela! Read along with your favorite explorer, Dora!
Weaving in and out among members of the opposing team, Dora dribbled the soccer ball and kicked it to Daisy. Daisy moved it closer to the goal and then, with one smooth kick, passed it back to Dora, who sent it sailing into the net. The Tornadoes' fans were especially excited because their team was playing a great game in the city tournament, in which all the schools in the area gathered to play against each other. The players left the field just long enough to catch their breath and position themselves for the kickoff.
Anne Perry's acclaimed Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels have made London's exclusive world of wealth and power an addictive literary destination for readers everywhere. This new masterpiece, a haunting story of love and treason, invites us not only into the secret places of Britain's power but also into the innermost sanctums of the fin de siècle Austro-Hungarian Empire.Thomas Pitt, once a lowly policeman, is now the powerful head of Britain's Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. He, too, feels painful moments of self-doubt, especially as rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line--on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin.Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal, or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot? He must resolve this riddle at once, before the damage is done.Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman--at the end of a romantic career as a revolutionary spy--is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets that can kill. And a beautiful young Croatian woman, married to a British power broker, hoards her own mysteries. Apparently all roads lead to the Continent, and Pitt suspects that between them these two fascinating women could tell him things he desperately needs to know. But as the hours tick by, it seems that the only woman Pitt can count on is his clever wife, Charlotte.No one sustains mesmerizing suspense better than Anne Perry. In Pitt's trial by fire, his wrenching moral dilemma, and his electrifying moment of decision, the beloved bestselling author gives us a climax never to be forgotten.From the Hardcover edition.
From the creator of the popular A. Word. A. Day e-mail newsletter A collection of some of the most interesting stories and fascinating origins behind more than 300 words, names, and terms by the founder of WordSmith. org. Did you know:There's a word for the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell? Petrichor, combining petros (Greek for stone) and ichor (the fluid that flows in the veins of Greek gods). An illeist is one who refers to oneself in the third person. There's a word for feigning lack of interest in something while actually desiring it: accismus. For any aspiring deipnosophist (a good conversationalist at meals) or devoted Philomath (a lover of learning), this anthology of entertaining etymology is an ideal way to have fun while getting smarter.
Available for the first time digitally, this sizzling short story from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries features the dashing Doctor Worth, who appeared in What the Duke Desires from "The Duke's Men" Regency romance series.Dr. Percy Worth finds young widow Dorinda Nunley ravishing every time he sees her at her cousins', the Duke and Duchess of Lyons. But he figures that a society hothouse flower would make a terrible doctor's wife. Still, when she lets herself into his residence one morning to find him half-dressed, he's as fascinated as he is surprised by the intrusion. Though Dorinda's angry when she realizes they're victims of the duchess's matchmaking, Percy suggests that they teach the duchess a lesson by pretending to court, then break off spectacularly at the duke's dinner that night. But after a day together--and a very hot tumble in bed--they realize they suit each other far better than they ever dreamed. So do they go forward with their plan? Or embrace the pretense that has become all too real?
After living most of her life in foster care, Dorinda knows she should be happy when her sister Tiffany is adopted by a rich family. But no matter how hard she tries, she can't help but feel jealous of Tiff's new clothes, new apartment, and fancy new keyboard. But when they start playing music together, they find they have the kind of musical connection Dorinda never thought possible.Their chemistry is so natural that Tiffany doesn't think twice before asking to join up with Dorinda's superfabulous girl group, the Cheetah Girls. But will adding a new member upset the balance of the band? Dorinda must choose between her fellow Cheetahs and the sister she thought she had lost forever.
Dorinda thinks that she and her sister, Tiffany, are totally different, but they actually have something in common - a love for music! Dorinda can dance and sing, and Tiffany can jam on the keyboard.
In this latest book of a contemporary series for black teens, featuring a five-member singing group, Dorinda tries to hide the fact that her sister is white, which presents a problem when her sister decides to show up at the Cheetah Girls' concert.
It's the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn't want to go with her? Or worse - what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!!In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series-now with more than 8 million copies in print-join Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style!
Last year, Jerry Flack was a dork. So this year, at a new school in a new town, he's decided to start a new life altogether -- as a Cool Kid. He's been preparing all summer: studying teen magazines, acquiring hair gel, and distressing his jeans. Things get off to a good start, and before you know it, Jerry's in, Rollerblading with the pros. But soon, Jerry finds himself tangled up in a complicated web of lies; and what's more, he's battling a terrible urge to put his glasses back on, join the science team, build a hovercraft, and, worst of all, date Brenda, a 100% geek. Does he really want to be a dork in disguise forever? Carol Gorman perfectly captures the horror and hilarity of the middle-school social scene in this fast-paced and funny take on what it really means to be yourself.
At his new school, Jerry Flack is determined to stop being a dork and start being a cool guy--but does this science nerd really have what it takes to be popular? Jerry Flack is starting middle school in a new town where no one knows him and he can be anybody he wants. Jerry has a plan: He is finally going to be cool. But that turns out to be easier said than done. As his lies begin to pile up, Jerry knows he's going to slip up soon, and everyone will see him for who he really is.Can Jerry keep the act going? Or is it possible that a dork can actually be . . . well, cool?
Jerry Flack can't forget that last year he was a dork. But this year, in a new town, at a new school, things have gotten better. His social life isn't quite as embarrassing as it once was. In fact, he feels almost normal. That is, until he thinks about running for class president. At first it seems like a great idea -- being in the Student government might even be cool. But before Jerry can even decide to run, he discovers that he already has an opponent: someone willing to do almost anything to get Jerry not to run -- someone who wants to convince the whole class that no one wants a dork for president. Is it worth the risk of running for class president if it means a return to the depths of dorkdom?
Can geeky Jerry Flack win the election for class president, running against the most popular boy around? For the first time in his life, Jerry Flack is OK with being a dork. He has fun new friends, he's on the school science team, and he even has a girlfriend. Everything is going great--until his friends convince him to run for class president against Gabe Marshall, the most popular guy in school. How can Jerry compete, especially when Gabe is doing all he can to embarrass him and show the whole school what a dork Jerry really is?He is determined to ignore Gabe's pranks and focus on the upcoming election. But as Gabe's tricks get more dangerous--and more humiliating--Jerry has a choice to make: He can get even with Gabe, or he can prove to the school that being a dork doesn't mean he isn't cool.
Figuring out how to eat right and stay healthy on your own is hard! Here is help from someone who's been there. Like many girls, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight as a teenager and couldn't stick with the extreme restrictions of fad diets. She was able to seize control over her health and her weight only when she recognized the golden opportunity offered by the transition to college life. With the help of her father and grandfather, both cardiac surgeons, and her grandmother, a nutritional adviser, she figured out a whole new approach to managing her weight. How well did it work? You be the judge: In her first semester of college, she not only skipped the proverbial Freshman 15--she lost 10 pounds and became healthier than she had ever been. Now the secrets of her success are available to you. The Dorm Room Diet will keep you looking good, feeling great, and staying fit! Daphne's 8-step program shows you how to: stop eating out of emotional need navigate the most common danger zones at school for unhealthy eating get the exercise you need, even in your small dorm room choose vitamins and supplements wisely relax and rejuvenate amid the stress of college life The Dorm Room Diet will empower you to use your new found independence to create a healthy lifestyle while you're in college--and for the rest of your life.
A fascinating and well-written portrait of a woman whose photography captured the struggles of depression-era American workers.
Lange's famous </Migrant Mother/> (1936) graces the cover of this biography (1895-1965) originally published in 1978 (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), which includes her photo retrospective of the US Depression and a new foreword. Meltzer has some 90 biographies and histories to his credit. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In April 1915, Dorothea Crewdson, a newly trained Red Cross nurse, and her best friend Christie, received instructions to leave for Le Tréport in northern France. Filled with excitement at the prospect of this great adventure, she began writing a diary. Over the next four years Dorothea would witness and record some of the worst horror of the Great War, yet somehow she maintained her optimism, curiosity and high spirits throughout. The pages of her diary sparkle with warmth and humour whether she is describing the frustrations of life on the ward, the pleasure of a beautiful sunset, flirtations with the doctors, or a trip 'joyriding' in the countryside on one of her precious days off. By turns intimate, gossipy, charming and moving, these extraordinarily evocative diaries offer a rare glimpse of the heroic work of a nurse in the First World War.
If theology is about more than books and libraries, lecture halls and dusty debates; if theology is instead about lived experience, especially the experiences of those living at the margins of society's care and concern; if, in short, theology is about the real needs of real people, then Dorothy Day was one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century. In spite of having no formal training in theology, Day's work and writing on behalf of the poor and oppressed bears eloquent testimony to the creativity and courage of her theological vision. Her journalism for the Catholic Worker and her advocacy for the poor, women, ethnic minorities, and others come together to form a consistent theology of the church and its ministry to the world. In this contribution to the Armchair Theologians series, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty demonstrates how Day's tireless work on behalf of the marginalized arose from and articulates a deeply theological commitment to the Reign of God and the dignity of all God's children. This book is the perfect introduction to the Day's remarkable life and powerful vision.
Written for teens, this biography recounts the life of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), crusader for justice and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. Day's work combined political activism with spiritual purpose. In New York City soup kitchens and on communal farms she sought to create communities that made all comers welcome. She also founded and edited a radical Catholic newspaper, the Catholic Worker, which has sold for a penny a copy since 1933.
Dorothy Dunnett has earned worldwide acclaim for the masterful blending of historical fact and imagination in her two series of novels set in brilliantly reconstructed fifteenth- and sixteenth-century landscapes.The Dorothy Dunnett Companion II is an encyclopedic resource that completes and expands the reach of the first Companion in documenting the historical and literary riches of Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles and House of Niccol novels. In this second guide, Elspeth Morrison not only covers the final three Niccol novels for the first time, but also provides a wealth of additional information about all of the earlier novels and highlights the links between the two now-completed series. Once again, she illuminates the real figures and events and the cultural and literary allusions Dunnett weaves into her works, translating foreign phrases and offering up fascinating background details, from the history of golf and the argot of galley slaves to the uses of puffins and polar bears. Together with the first Companion, The Dorothy Dunnett Companion II provides a complete and essential guide to the world of Lymond and Niccolo.From the Trade Paperback edition.
THE purpose of this Companion is to enhance the reader's appreciation and enjoyment of the novels of Dorothy Dunnett. Arranged alphabetically, it aims to provide an easily accessible but solidly researched background to the historical characters, allusions and references which underpin the fiction of the Lymond Chronicles and the House of Niccolò series. As with Volume I, the Companion does not attempt to analyse aspects of the Renaissance which are out with the novels.
Skating in circles doesn't exactly make you Miss Popular...or does it?Dorothy Moore has never been outgoing. In fact, she's downright shy. So when she and her sister Sam are forced to move in with their pink-haired, hearse-driving grandma, Dorothy's not sure she can survive as the new kid in school. When she reaches into her gym bag to find her sweats replaced with a sequined spandex body suit courtesy of Grandma Sally, she's sure she won't. Dorothy just wants to fit in at school, and learning how to skate from Grandma Sally seems like the wrong way to go. But meeting new friends Jade and Gigi--who save Dorothy from super embarrassment--makes all the difference, and Dorothy finds that skating in circles might be the path to happiness and adventure.
Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality--and an imagination to match!As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she's too much of a baby for them, so she's left to her own devices--including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister's favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for.With plenty of pictures bursting with charm and character, this hilarious book about an irresistible rascal is the new must-read for the chapter book set.
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