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Even though her dad calls her Unsinkable Molly McClain, eight-year-old Molly knows he worries about her all the time. In her opinion, he needs someone else to think about. And Molly's found the perfect candidate-Miss Rachel, the arts and crafts instructor at Camp Firefly Wishes. Now all Molly has to do is get them together.Rachel Thompson isn't sure she's ready for this camp or these kids. For one thing, the campers and their parents talk openly about their experiences, something Rachel's not prepared to do. Her secret is too painful. But little Molly-and her father-are hard to resist. Slowly they're teaching Rachel to value the past, deal with the present...and believe in the future.
"We owe kids explanations, its part of our responsibility as parents and educators." says Nikki Sian-Leigh Aksamit, author of "Mommy, What is Dead?" "Children can comprehend and understand a lot more than most people give them credit for, especially preschoolers. Kids need answers when they are confused and grieving over the loss of a loved one." "Mommy, What is Dead?" (copyright June 2007) is a fifteen page illustrated book explaining death and dying, aimed at preschoolers and young children. It explains the difference between body and soul, and the various ways people and animals die. Taking no religious stance, it offers two of the most common beliefs as to what happens to the soul after death ("heaven" and reincarnation). "Mommy, What is Dead?" offers comfort by telling children that our memories are the way love continues on. With gentle text, and simple illustrations, young children instantly understand its message. "Mommy, What is Dead?" was written in the hopes of becoming a tool for parents, care givers, teachers and educators to use to provide clarity and comfort to young children who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, pet or to help answer some of the difficult questions they have about death.
The author of "Mommy, What is Dead?", Nikki Sian-Leigh Aksamit, has added "Mommy, What is Deaf?" as the next book in her "Mommy, What is...?" series. Aimed at preschool age children, "Mommy, What is Deaf?" explains sound, the definition of "deaf", and all the reasons why some people can not hear. With straight forward text, and uncomplicated drawings, young children easily understand how the ears work, and why in some people they do not. Kids are also challenged to "feel" the sounds around them, as deaf people do.
This book explains the impact on the family of someone getting a successor dog guide, and also many of the tools that blind people use.
Busy chef and mom, Lauren Chaltman's, collection of easy and flexible recipes for baking.
Years ago, the death of her soldier fiancé left pregnant Maggie Sommerfield devastated and angry. Now she needs help with her troubled preteen son. Enter counselor Cody Weston, who is in town to help the community deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Naomi. He also happens to bring just the comfort and support Maggie needs. But it turns out he has a few secrets of his own.Will Cody and Maggie be able to open their guarded hearts to find a new beginning?
She's all alone - and pregnant! Things have not gone well for Hayley Ryan. Her beloved grandfather is dead. Her no-good ex-husband not only abandoned her for another woman but stole Hayley's inheritance - and left her pregnant. All she has now is a piece of property to camp on - and a secret mine that may or might not produce. He's a rancher with strong family ties - and he's looking for a wife! Jake Cooper is part owner of the Tripple C Ranch in southern Arizona. Hayley Ryan's site is adjacent to the Tripple C. The first time Jake rides into her camp, she points a shotgun at his head - and without even knowing it, takes aim at his heart... Jake's determined to persuade Hayley to trust him and marry him. As for Hayley's baby-to-be - he'd love the chance to be a dad! reissued as Harlequin Heartwarming - Precious Gifts
Heartwarming and humorous, this tribute to moms of the world gathers the best things anyone ever said about motherhood. From Dolly Parton to Dear Abby to delightful mother daughter duos such as Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, women (and a few men) crack wise on the subject of the center of every family, mommie dearest! Mom's the Word celebrates all motherhood with wise and witty words from the famous (Oprah Winfrey: "Mothers are really the true spiritual leaders.") and the funny (Erma Bombeck: "In general, my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television."). Also included are as well as thoughts that are meaningful (Jewish proverb: "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.") and memorable (Nora Ephron: "If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters.").
They say kids don't come with a set of instructions--the AstroTwins beg to differ!Are you a Cancer mom trying to understand your Sagittarius daughter? Are you a Virgo mother with a Pisces son who seems to be your polar opposite? Wondering why your little Taurus was such an easy baby, but your Aquarius was anything but? Even if you've only ever read your horoscope in the back of a magazine for fun or never given astrology a second thought, you'll be amazed at the insights you'll get from Momstrology, a guide to parenting by the stars.From choosing a preschool, to picking hobbies and activities, to understanding what it means when your toddler gets clingy, or your big kid wants to quit soccer, or your tween talks back, Momstrology is a unique guide through all of the phases of your child's life. Offering charts for every astrological sign to decipher your child's good days and bad days, likes and dislikes, and how your child deals with authority, limits, separation, and siblings, the AstroTwins offer real-world advice, from a cosmic perspective, that is always supportive and never overwhelming. With a section devoted to understanding your strengths and challenges as a mom based on your sign and another section that matches you with your children to see how you all mesh together, Momstrology is a parenting guide like no other.Let Momstrology be your go-to guide in the trenches of parenthood...through tears and triumphs and meltdowns and milestones, for every age and stage.
Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time--Mona Lisa.A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, a blend of biography, history, and memoir, truly is a book of discovery--about the world's most recognized face, most revered artist, and most praised and parodied painting. Who was she, this ordinary woman who rose to such extraordinary fame? Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model? What became of her? And why does her smile enchant us still? Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542) was a quintessential woman of her times, caught in a whirl of political upheavals, family dramas, and public scandals. Her life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence--and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen. Her story creates an extraordinary tapestry of Renaissance Florence, with larger-than-legend figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli. Dianne Hales, author of La Bella Lingua, became obsessed with finding the real Mona Lisa on repeated trips to Florence. In Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, she takes readers with her to meet Lisa's descendants; uncover her family's long and colorful history; and explore the neighborhoods where she lived as a girl, a wife, and a mother. In the process, we can participate in Lisa's daily rituals; understand her personal relationships; and see, hear, smell, and taste "her" Florence. Hales brings to life a time poised between the medieval and the modern, a vibrant city bursting into fullest bloom, and a culture that redefined the possibilities of man--and of woman.
Mona Lisa was one of the children of the moon. Stronger, faster, and more beautiful than any human, the children were the origin of Earth's darkest legends, and Mona Lisa was their newest queen. Paranormal romance.
Dante, the warrior son of a healer, was cursed by a high priestess to endure a never-ending cycle of life and death. Someone shares one of his past lives. Back then, she was his victim. Today, she is his savior. Her name is Mona Lisa.
On the vernal equinox, Mona Lisa is taken against her will to NetherHell, the cursed realm of the damned. In this place, she will be torn from both within and without by desire, love, and ecstasy. And when her first love crosses the boundaries of the world to rescue her, she must choose her own destiny?before others choose it for her.
The national bestselling author returns with a new passionate, erotically charged paranormal novel. Roberto, a jaguar-shifter of mixed Monère heritage, arrives in Cozumel to kill a rival. But he finds a more valuable prize in Mona Lisa, a Monère who's lost her memory and can be manipulated into believing anything-no matter how dark or dangerous.
Enter Gibson's unique world - lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting - where multinational corporations and high-tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.
Mona Lisa's growing powers allow her to care for the warriors who serve her in unexpectedly pleasurable ways.
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of monarch butterflies
For more than fifty years, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor-- who became Elizabeth II, Queen of England on February 6, 1952-- has been loved and loathed, revered and feared, applauded and criticized by her people. till she endures as a captivating figure in the world's most durable symbol of political authority: the British monarchy. In Monarch, a meticulously detailed portrait of Elizabeth II as both a human being and an institution, bestselling author Robert Lacey brings the queen to life as never before: as baby "Lilibet" learning to wave to a crowd in the Royal Mews; as a child "ardently praying for a brother" so as to avoid her fate; as a young woman falling in love with and marrying her cousin Philip; and as the mother-in-law of the most complicated royal of all, Princess Diana. Updated with new material to reflect the 2002 Golden Jubilee and the passing of the Queen Mum -- and featuring dozens of photographs, a family tree of the Hanoverian-Windsor-Mountbatten families, and a map that charts the location of royal castles-- Monarch is an engaging, critical, and celebratory account of Elizabeth's half-century reign that no reader of popular history should be without.
Where do the largest butterflies live? Why do monarchs like milk weed? Get to know the many kinds of butterflies by reading this interesting book. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
HE'D SAVED HER LIFE<P><P> When the riptide unloosed her, Allie Carter washed ashore at the feet of Lorne de Marigny, monarch of Carramer. A prince unparalleled in handsomeness... and in having his desires fulfilled. And he demanded that Allie remain at his villa with him and his son. <P> COULD SHE RESCUE A PRINCE?<P> Acting as adorable Nori's companion silenced those who'd question Allie's relationship with the widower prince. But Allie needed to know why Lorne seemed so tortured. Why he rarely spoke of his wife, when his child so desperately wanted a mother. And if there was a place for her with Lorne and his son...<P> THE CARRAMER CROWN<P> One by one, royal siblings discover passion more powerful than any monarchy.
Her pony's accident provides Cassie with an introduction to show horses.
A riveting new Temperance Brennan forensic thriller from Kathy Reichs, the internationally acclaimed forensic anthropologist and New York Times bestselling author... Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she's digging in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die? Homicide detective Luc Claudel, never Tempe's greatest fan, believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. The pizza parlor owner found nineteenth-century buttons in the cellar with the skeletons. Claudel takes them as an indicator of the bones' antiquity. But something doesn't make sense. Tempe examines the bones in her lab and establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Further study of tooth enamel tells her where the women were born. If she's right, Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his case. Detective Andrew Ryan, meanwhile, is acting mysteriously. What are those private phone calls he takes in the other room, and why does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he might be a permanent part of her life? Looks like more lonely nights for Tempe and Birdie, her cat. As Tempe searches for answers in both her personal and professional lives, she finds herself drawn deep into a web of evil from which there may be no escape. Women have disappeared, never to return....Tempe may be next. With its powerful mix of nail-biting suspense and cutting-edge forensic science, Monday Mourning is the best yet from this superbly gifted, megastar author who, as New York Newsday says, is "the real thing."
From the experts at Woman's Day, this essential cookbook, the first in a series tackling one type of food for each night of the week, is full of quick, easy-to-follow recipes for dozens of complete chicken dinners, including variations and side dishes.
She Didn't Want to Get Pregnant!But somehow when Kelly Ronan was with the mysterious Bart Monday, her good sense flew out the window. The man was rootless, a maverick who never stayed in one place for long.But for now she had him all to herself, no matter that it wasn't by choice. They'd been shipwrecked on a small island, and she'd vowed to make the best of things-and Bart definitely topped her list of "best!"
To deal the Mafia its death blow, the Executioner plans a week in hell After more than thirty campaigns, Mack Bolan has brought the cosa nostra to its knees. The syndicate is in tatters--its soldiers dead, its bosses terrified, its money all but gone. The US government, believing that organized crime is no longer a threat, begs Bolan to join the fight against international terrorism as head of a secretive task force that answers only to the president. But before he can end his war against the mob, Bolan must be certain of total victory. In six days he will finish the Mafia once and for all--or he will finally die trying. He starts in Louisville, where some of the most powerful bosses in the country have gathered to make a last-ditch stand against the Executioner. But before he can destroy them, Bolan must rescue their prisoner: a beautiful woman named April Rose, who will change his life forever.
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