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Simon Burns is unemployed and on the verge of divorce. And he's never felt better. Simon Burns' strained marriage gets pushed to the limit when he loses his job and reluctantly takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son. Then he meets a tight-knit trio of other dads whose strength and confidence lure him into their mix. Now, after a crazy night out with the guys, Simon has an insatiable appetite for life--for running through the woods of Central Park, making love to his wife, and downing meal after meal of rich, tender meat. It seems that when Michael welcomed him to "the pack," he was talking about more than male bonding...
A brand new e-only standalone story from New York Times bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow. When the world falls apart, Lydia knows all you need is a gun and a dog. Unfortunately, she's going to find out that's not quite enough...Word Count: ~ 7,100
From the book: Pack 109 has 5 funny forest scouts. Each time they meet, these bungling but lovable troopers try their best to turn failures into fun and mishaps into merit badges--leaving a trail of laughs along the way for beginning readers. With its humor and high jinks, this book deserves its own merit badge for sure fire easy-reading fun. This book contains picture descriptions. Other books by Mike thaler are available from Bookshare.
Primal and untamed, three shape-shifters risk everything for love. . . including their lives. But can their love survive once their secret is revealed?Passion, suspense, and the paranormal await in The Pack Collection by Karen Whiddon. Includes One Eye Open, One Eye Closed, and Secrets of the Wolf.
Harry Smith is a lone wolf, and he likes it that way. When he's targeted to be co-alpha of the local pack, there is only one thing he can do to maintain his freedom: flee. But it'll take a miracle to stay a step ahead of shifters in their own territory.June Travis has been in love with Harry for years, but he doesn't know her real identity. He sees her as the sweet owner of the local tearoom-the facade June presents to humans and werewolves to keep them from finding out she's a witch. She may not be able to offer Harry a miracle, but she can help him escape.Harry is drawn to this new side of June, and not just because he's grateful for her help. With her magic temporarily hiding Harry from his pursuers, the witch and the wolf explore their mutual attraction. But there are consequences for witches who bed down with wolves...81,000 words
Lucy knows that kissing Tom Lemmings behind the ball shed will make her a legend. But she doesn't count on that quick clap of lips propelling her from coolest to lamest fourth grader overnight. Suddenly Lucy finds herself trapped in Dorkdom, where a diamond ring turns your finger green, where the boy you kiss hates you three days later, where your best friend laughs as you cry, where parents seem to stop liking you, and where baby sisters are born different.Now Lucy has a choice: she can be like her former best friend Becky, who would do anything to claim her seat at the cool table in the cafeteria, or Lucy can pull up a chair among the solo eaters-also known as the dorks. Still unsure, Lucy partners with super quiet Sam Righter on a research project about wolves. Lucy connects her own school hierarchy with what she learns about animal pack life-where some wolves pin down weaker ones just because they can, and others risk everything to fight their given place in the pack. Soon Lucy finds her third option: creating a pack of her own, even if it is simply a pack of dorks.Weaving tough issues, including bullying, loyalty, and disability, with a thread of snarky humor, family bonds, and fresh perspective, Pack of Dorks paints characters coming-of-age and coming-to-terms. Beth Vrabel's stellar debut contemporary middle grade novel is sure to please fans of Jack Gantos, Elizabeth Atkinson, and Judy Blume.
Pen pals are a gift, meant to open new horizons for kids. But what would happen if the stack of pen pal letters were merely a scheme by a modern-day Robin Hood to collect the goods of the rich and redistribute them to the needy?
Pack Up Your Gloomies is filled with bittersweet stories of Barbara's journey through the minefields of life, and her wise and encouraging responses to letters from hurting parents. Each chapter ends with a laughter-packed collection of Gloomie Busters.
What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? When you can't have sex? Or smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles an hour? Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh veg, privacy, beer. To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations, and as Mary Roach discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. Packing for Mars takes us on a surreally entertaining voyage into the science of life in space and space on Earth.
Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.
Tyler E. Boudreau is a twelve-year veteran of the Marine Corps infantry. He trained and committed himself physically and intellectually to the military life. Then his intense devotion began to disintegrate, bit by bit, during his final mission in Iraq. After returning home, he discovered a turmoil developing in his mind, estranging him from his loved ones and the bill of goods he eagerly purchased as a marine officer. Packing Inferno is the spectacularly written story of the ordeal of a marine officer in battle and then coming home. It is the struggle with a society resistant to understand the true nature of war. It is the fight with combat stress and an exploration into the process of recovery. It is the search for conscience, family, and ultimately for one's essential self. Here are the reflections of a man built by the Marine Corps, disassembled by war, and left with no guidance to rebuild himself. This is Tyler E. Boudreau's first book. He currently lives in western Massachusetts, where he works with other veterans on many projects related to war.
Homer Hickam, author of the memoir Rocket Boys (made into the movie October Sky), recalls his first years as a NASA engineer while also telling the story of his fluffy black and white cat Paco who had the magic ability to make people smile and give them hope. But when Paco was struck down by a disease that left him unable to walk, Hickam was faced with a terrible decision, let his beloved cat live in misery or put him to sleep. Before that decision could be made, the space mission Hickam was working on needed to be rescued and there was only one sure way to save it: Paco's magic meow! This is a true story of the space age that is also a delightful tale of the love between an engineer and his cat.
From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.
There'll always be an England, but the old place has never been quite the same since the Browns came across a small lost bear in London's Paddington Station. When the neighbor's lawn mower disappears into the branches of a tree; when a small furry face peers frantically out of the screen of the new TV set; when the spotless kitchen at 32 Windsor Gardens becomes a chaos of steam and spilled syrup; when a riot suddenly breaks out in the bargain basement; when a Christmas play imperceptibly takes leave of the script and soars off completely on its own, is it a part of a plot or a National Disaster? No. It's just Paddington at Large. That well-meaning bear with a talent for trouble continues to fill the lives of the Brown family with unexpected adventures, and this book about him--perfect for family reading--will delight the multitude of Paddington fans.
One Christmas Paddington announced he was taking the Brown family to Barkridges store to see Santa Claus. It's very good value," he explained. "Apart from meeting Mr. Claus, there's a sleigh ride through Winter Wonderland and you get to visit his workshop at the North Pole. We might even see where he makes his marmalade." But Santa only has gifts for boys and girls...none for bears and Paddington thinks the North Pole is Broken. He's going home disappointed, but there's still a Merry Christmas in store for Paddington Bear. You can read lots about Paddington Bear because Bookshare has at least eight more books about him.
From the book: That bear is back again, and his attraction for near disaster is as magnetic as ever. It is remarkable how much havoc one gently bred, well-meaning young bear from darkest Peru can cause when an English family adopts him, and in this new book Paddington will not disappoint his host of admirers who share his taste for excitement. Who but Paddington would set out to make a few dumplings for the stew and find himself chased from the kitchen by a something so nasty that only his friend Mr. Gruber could rescue him? Who but Paddington could do so many things wrong so fast with the washing machine and end up with chaos in the laundry? But then, who else could turn so many mistakes into triumphs and so completely captivate the hearts of young and old? Here he is again with another riotous series of adventures, as "highly diverting" (in the words of the Library Journal) as those in A Bear Called Paddington. This book includes picture descriptions. Other book about Paddington are available from Bookshare.
When Paddington arrives in London, he's excited to explore the city that he's heard so much about. Thanks to a stroke of luck, he meets Mr. and Mrs. Brown at the train station. They welcome him into their home and agree to help him find the explorer who visited his family in Peru. As Paddington sets out to search for the explorer and discover the many wonders in the city, he catches the eye of an evil taxidermist who would love nothing more than to come between the bear and the Browns. It will take every member of the Brown household to help Paddington learn that finding a home and a family is the greatest adventure of all.Paddington, the first-ever live-action film with CGI animation based on the classic book series by Michael Bond, lights up theaters on Christmas Day 2014. With Harry Potter producer David Heyman and an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, and Sally Hawkins, Paddington is a film that is sure to capture your heart.
A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region.
Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman-who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking-he runs his own woodshop-Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois-"I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield"-to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes. .
Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman; who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking; he runs his own woodshop; Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois. "I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield"; to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.
Just when you thought you read all about Julie, A Little Girl From Texas, there is more. Julie went swimming and her Grandfather said she looked like a duck paddling in the water. He called her, "Paddleduck." Paddleduck Julie also loved to jump off the diving board. Her friend Tama did belly busters. Paddleduck talks about Ashley and Kendall's mom, when she cooked her roast it looked like a log and when she fried her chicken, it looked boiled. Paddleduck tells about her summer in San Antonio, Uncle Albert's smelly feet, the family picnic and she remembers the, "Alamo." Her cousin Allison and Jean visit from New York and Ginnye, their driver, gets a speeding ticket on the way to the beach. Paddleduck sees Ms. Kandy with two men in white space suits. Honey Bees? A bird named, Ronnie, knocked on the window and said, "yee-ha". At Vicki's birthday party, someone hid onions in Kelly's hot dog and Paddleducks cupcake had a bite taken out, Rhonda had chocolate on her face. The Girl Scouts went on a trip to Busch Gardens and they rode a sweet elephant named, Alma. At the YMCA, Peggy told Darlene not to go near the alligators. See what happens when she does. Aron and Andie feed the goats they named, Dougy and Holdy. Did they see a ghost? Jessica and her dog, Baby, eating hamburgers, a snoopy cat named Little Debbie, and more. Enjoy as Paddleduck Julie shares her lively childhood stories.
In an adventure of a lifetime, Jennifer Kingsley and her five companions canoe through one of the planet's most rugged settings. They battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing sores and blisters while contending with rising tensions among the group. But they also experience the lasting joy of grizzly sightings, icy swims, and the caribou's summer migration. Woven through this spellbinding narrative are often-harrowing accounts of the journeys of earlier explorers, some of whom never made it back home. Paddlenorth paints an indelible portrait of the spectacular Arctic landscape, rendered with a naturalist's eye and an artist's sensibility, and offers an eloquent exploration of how wilderness changes us.
Paddy Clarke, a ten-year-old boy who longs to be a missionary, experiences life's joys and setbacks--specifically his ma and da's fights--as he grows up in Liffey, Ireland, in the late 1960s.
This collection of inspiring, astonishing, and humorous anecdotes offers glimpses into the life and miracles of Padre Pio. Countless conversions were inspired through his gifts of bilocation, psychic ability, curative power, and multilingualism. Written by Pascal Cataneo, a fellow priest and contemporary of Padre Pio, readers are given a unique window into the humility, directness, and humor of this Capuchin friar.