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Nelson delivers a novel that is all at once heartwarming, heartbreaking, and heart-wrenchingly funny. Most of all, it's a story that proves that when a good dog is by one's side, life can be full of surprises.
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one father to give his daughter a typewriter...she knows it's a bribe....
"I unpacked my Grandmother's trunk and out of it I took ..." objects beginning with the letters from A to Z. A delightful book for young children, who will love the repetition. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Just because I have to use a wheelchair to get about, does not mean that I am stupid or silly. My legs may not wrk, but my brain works just as well as anyone else's of my age. it makes me mad when people ignore me and tal about me as if I wasn't there. I am there. me and my wheelchair.
As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaches, the fascination with all things Civil War continues ever more strongly. With I Used to Know That: Civil War, snippets of history class will come rushing back as you recall that: The mere election of Abraham Lincoln pushed seven Southern states to secede. Distinguished soldier and military strategist Robert E. Lee was offered command of the U.S. Army two days before he was chosen to lead the rebel army of Northern Virginia. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy spinster who lived in the Confederate capital, feigned craziness to mask her activities as one of the Union's most effective spies. Robert Smalls, a slave, absconded with a Confederate ship, went on to pilot ships for the Union Navy, and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives after the war. Author Fred DuBose takes you beyond the history book and in a lively style brings to life colorful stories that include heroes, brilliant military strategists, blunderers, spies, wives on the home front, Underground Railroad facilitators, surgeons, and journalists who took the highs and lows of the war to the public.
Do you know why we are able to see light and hear sound? What is the Earth made of? How does the body produce energy? And, most important, does any of this matter? In I Used to Know That: Science, Marianne Taylor will answer those questions and more and will tell you why the answers are vital to us and to the scientists working on the cutting edge of scientific research. In this book, you will learn about: Physics-Energy and Electricity: How electricity is generated; how heat moves from one place to another; the relationship between electricity and magnetismForces: The four fundamental forces; the origins of the universe; the composition and behavior of planets, stars and galaxies; the basic laws of mechanical physicsWaves, Radiation and Space: How waves behave and how they affect us; the electromagnetic spectrum; radioactivity Chemistry-The Periodic Table: How to read the table; how atoms work; chemical bonds and reactionsFuels, Air and Pollution: Chemicals, both helpful and dangerous, in the air; crude oil and its useful chemicals; live cycle assessmentsMetals: The Earth's structure; metals and alloys; construction materialsOrganic Chemistry: Natural polymers and their usefulness; nutrition; which chemicals are harmful Biology-Human (and Other) Bodies: The body's systems-circulatory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, reproductive, respiratory and sensoryCell Biology: The structure of a cell; how photosynthesis works; what hormones doEvolution and Environment Ecology: The origins of life; how the eukaryotic cell evolved; mutation and natural selection; population, predation and extinctionGenetics: what chromosomes are; how you inherit genetic traits
It can be difficult to keep different historical events and figures straight in your head, which is why I Used to Know That: World History presents major episodes in history with short, easily understood sections. Among the people, movements, and events covered are: · Ancient Greece and Rome-Learn about the birth of democracy and the death of the Roman Republic· The Middle Ages-From the Crusades to the Hundred Years War and the signing of the Magna Carta to the Black Plague· The Renaissance-A cultural revival that changed art, poetry, learning, and religion forever· The Revolutionary War-How America became independent; George Washington, the "father of the nation"· The Age of Empire-European colonialism in Africa and Asia; American expansion and the Civil War· Wars of the 20th Century-World War I and World War II; Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt; the Cold War; the rise and fall of fascism and communism Packed with important facts and sweeping overviews of historical events, I Used to Know That: World History is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of civilization and the geopolitical situation of today.
With its sassy tips, sarcastic stories and hilarious ways to heal after a breakup, this fun guide supports a girl's right to be angry with her ex, while helping her to rebuild her spunk and confidence after he's gone.
From yesterday to a hundred years ago, he lives in the world and walks among us. He enjoys the finest things in life, including beautfiul women, well-aged wine, and the finest classical composers. He has no guilt -- he has no need of it. Neither good, nor bad, neither angel nor devil, he is a man, he is a vampire. And this is his story....From the Paperback edition.
A child's cat takes the reader along on its adventures, transforming itself from a household pet to a prowling creature of the night. But when morning comes, the cat returns to its familiar, cuddly self. Award-winning author Lois Duncan, known for suspenseful young adult novels like I Know What You Did Last Summer, brings her talent for drama to much younger readers.
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials (Dear America)by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
Deliverance Trembley lives in Salem Village, Massachusetts, in 1691. When four young girls from the village accuse some of the local women of being witches, Deliverance finds herself caught up in the ensuing drama of the trials.
I Walked the Line is a chronicle of first love, long-kept secrets, betrayal, forgiveness, and the truth--told at last by Johnny Cash's first wife, the mother of his four daughters. It is a book that had the full support of Johnny Cash, who insisted it was time for their story to be told, despite any painful revelations that might come to light as a result. Many myths and contradictions regarding the life of Johnny and his family have been perpetuated for decades in film and literature. Vivian exposes previously untold stories involving Johnny's drug addiction, his fraught family life, and their divorce in 1968, as well as the truth behind the writing of two of Johnny's most famous songs, "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire. " Supplemented by a never-before-published archive of love letters and family photos, I Walked the Line offers a deeper look at one of the most sig- nificant artists in music history. Here, fans and readers can experience the extraordinary account of love and heartbreak between Johnny and Vivian, and come to understand Vivian's dignified silence over the years. Through this elegant, revealing, and powerful memoir, Vivian Cash's voice is finally heard.
Composer of more than 100 jazz pieces, three-time Grammy nominee, and performer on more than 125 albums, Jimmy Heath has earned a place of honor in the history of jazz. Over his long career, Heath knew many jazz giants such as Charlie Parker and played with other innovators including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and especially Dizzy Gillespie. Heath also won their respect and friendship. In this extraordinary autobiography, the legendary Heath creates a "dialogue" with musicians and family members. As in jazz, where improvisation by one performer prompts another to riff on the same theme, I Walked with Giants juxtaposes Heath's account of his life and career with recollections from jazz giants about life on the road and making music on the world's stages. His memories of playing with his equally legendary brothers Percy and Albert (aka "Tootie") dovetail with their recollections. Heath reminisces about a South Philadelphia home filled with music and a close-knit family that hosted musicians performing in the city's then thriving jazz scene. Milt Jackson recalls, "I went to their house for dinner...Jimmy's father put Charlie Parker records on and told everybody that we had to be quiet till dinner because he had Bird on.... When I [went] to Philly, I'd always go to their house. " Today Heath performs, composes, and works as a music educator and arranger. By turns funny, poignant, and extremely candid, Heath's story captures the rhythms of a life in jazz.
A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell. The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones. Punk rock is in Emily Black's blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back. Now Emily's all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn't it lead her right back to Emily?
The only thing better than getting gifts is giving them, especially when they're homemade. In this book Clea Hantman creates objets d'art that scream "Give me to someone you love!" We're talking Lovely Luggage Tags, Happy Little Hand Warmers, Pet First-Aid Kits, and oh-so-much more. Azadeh Houshyar, Clea's trusty artistic sidekick, adds a hearty dose of color and spice and everything nice to make this book more irresistible than a warm mug of frothy cocoa on a chilly day. (Speaking of, did we mention the Haute Hot Choco Kit?) You know, even the book itself makes a fab gift! *Warning: Gratuitous hugging and kissing might follow.
What does a couple do when one partner wants a child and the other partner does not? This is a guide for couples who face that challenge.
Carly wants to break the record for the longest Webcast. Can she keep the show going more than 24 hours? "iCarly", seen weekly on Nickelodeon, is all about friends, family, building a Web site, and life.
Fourteen-year-old Candace Ong is wasting away in wonderland--Eggroll Wonderland, the restaurant where her under-Americanized family toils in San Francisco. She loves rock candy and rock music, jelly beans and jelly shoes--and hangs with her best friend Ruby, whose wild life she envies. Candace wants more than another stifling summer stuck in the kitchen. So when a new opportunity arises, she leaps at the chance--even though it means leaving home to experience a tantalizing, dangerous life far beyond the dim sum ho hum. But the waiting world may be a lot more than one brainiac Chinese Lolita can safely handle.
A 2011 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back.
The I Want to Be. . . series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us. These books are perfect for reading alone or in group story times. They are certain to spark questions and encourage dialogue and prompt children to learn more about these occupations.
From picture-book master Byron Barton, this is the perfect story for young readers who love outer space and want to know more about how NASA astronauts do their job. Up into the sky goes the space shuttle!
If you didn't plan for them -- or even if you did -- having kids may threaten to spoil the fun of marriage. Henry Brandt and Kerry Skinner's book shows how to make parenting a fascinating, pleasant journey, wherever it may lead. This biblical, practical guide is based on the truth that parents need help from a resource outside themselves -- God. Two popular authors of discipleship books (Skinner writes curriculum for Henry Blackaby Ministries) demonstrate, with anecdotes, examples, and meaningful Bible references, how to develop an inner peace with God to navigate the twists and turns of family life -- and make it enjoyable!
Fourteen-year-old Dawn Rochelle has had a busy year. She's been to summer camp and she's helped her brother make plans for his wedding. And Dawn has been in remission from the leukemia that threatened her life. Now she's sick again and waiting to hear the news. Has the cancer come back? Will she live to celebrate her fifteenth birthday?
When Agusta visits her cousins for the summer at Treetops Farm, she finds them rude, but figures they must be right that she's "queer." They all ride horses, and Augusta has no horse. They are not willing to lend her a horse, or allow her to ride one of their bikes, so she reads about horse-riding. The summer seems lost, until Augusta finds a way out of a day-trip to buy her cousin a horse, and sneaks into town to buy a horse of her own.
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