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Fresh, innovative, and loaded with laugh-out-loud wit and humor, Just Grace is a seriesthat stands out from the pack, just like Grace herself. Author Charise Harper weavestogether distinctive, quirky illustrations and vibrant characters in fast-paced stories thatcapture familiar school and family situations that every young girl can relate to in a trulyauthentic voice. Artist, comedian, animal-lover, environmentalist, cook, sister, good friend--Grace is the quintessential 3rd grader... just a little bit... different.In this eighth addition to the series--Grace has major problems. Her neighbor isgetting married and she has to get over her disappointment at not being chosen for aflower girl, not to mention figure out what to give as a wedding present! But with a touchof girl power, Grace musters up a fantastic idea that takes a lot of planning and a littlehelp from all of her friends; her dog, Mr. Scruffers; and Crinkles the cat. Will her plan gooff without a hitch on wedding day?
In this sixth installment in the Just Grace series, Grace and Mimi have a secret . . . Mimi is going to be a big sister. Then when Lily, a visiting four year old, turns into the Terrible Tutu, Grace can't escape her, and Mimi can't wait to be with her. Using all her empathy powers Grace shows Lily and Mimi the creative path towards a new friendship.
Grace can do a lot of things...but can she save the planet???? Or at the very least, can she help her best friend Mimi get her favorite stuffed animal back?Lots of exciting things are happening to Grace and her friends. Most exciting of all, Mimi's older cousin Gwen is coming to stay with Mimi, and Miss Lois's class is GOING GREEN! For their "green" project, Grace and Mimi aim to inspire their friends and classmates to conserve plastic bottles. But a far more important issue is that Gwen has taken a strong liking to Mimi's favorite stuffed toy, Willoughby. Just Grace uses her empathy superpower to figure out ways to make her best friend feel better, and she makes a difference for the environment too. Yard sales, toy owls, decorated plastic water bottles, flaming onion rings, and a very entrepreneurial Sammy Stringer make this another winning entry in the JUST GRACE series.
Things you learn in this book: 1). Sometimes it is o.k. to be sneaky if you don't get caught.2). How to do flashlight morse code.3). What happened at school that was exciting: nothing.4) How it feels to walk into your class after going to the principal's office!5) Many other things, most importantly, how to convince your parents to MAYBE let you get a dog. A real one, not one made of cardboard.
An account that will profoundly move you and, like Oliver Sacks's An Anthropologist on Mars, forever change the way you look at medicine, Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives introduces a passionate, eloquent new voice. Author and emergency room physician Pamela Grim not only takes you into her dramatic life-and-death world but, in unforgettable prose, shows us the almost unbearable decisions and the heartbreaking conflicts of a woman who just might someday save your life.Here is life on the front lines of medicine, from modern, well-stocked American ERs to third-world clinics devoid of even the most basic equipment. Here a newborn fights for his life, a would-be suicide arrives with a dozen prescription bottles, a teenager lies bleeding with gunshot wounds to the chest, a hundred needy children wait for treatment in a makeshift hospital in Bosnia, and a thousand more people, desperate and dying, hope for some relief in sub-Sahara Africa. Here sleep-deprived doctors perform heroic procedures only to see patients die ... yet they still manage to pull off miracles. As she opens the doors to this adrenaline-fueled environment, Dr. Grim also bares her soul and describes her own personal journey ... including her struggle with burnout and the crisis of faith that drove her to practice medicine in countries ravaged by infectious diseases, poverty, and war.More relentlessly compelling than any medical thriller, Just Here Trying to Save a few Lives has the power to leave you richer. It will lead you to appreciate the resilience of the human body and human spirit as never before, and will make you forever grateful that there are doctors like Pamela Grim. More relentlessly compelling than any medical thriller, Just Here Trying to Save a few Lives has the power to leave you richer. It will lead you to appreciate the resilience of the human body and human spirit as never before, and will make you forever grateful that there are doctors like Pamela Grim.
Momentum is a completely new publishing philosophy that revolves around one thing: you.In print and online, it's the force behind your personal development, your talent, your skills, your career, your effectiveness, your work and your life.
The Ghostwriter goes back to 1928 to help a twelve-year-old orphan mistakenly accused of stealing, as the Ghostwriter team tries to lend a hand.
Yippee! It's almost New Year's Eve. On the big night, kittens Harry and Emily are going to stay up until midnight. But how will they stay awake?
She was perhaps the most famous, most scrutinized, most talked about woman of our century. From the moment Jacqueline Kennedy stepped into the White House, she inspired a generation of Americans and changed the face of a nation. But underneath the glitter and the hype, just who was Jackie? Now, in this carefully detailed chronicle, Edward Klein, the former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, bestselling author of All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy, and friend of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for many years, tells the story of Jackie's best years as it has never been told before, shedding an entire new light on her enduring legacy. Edward Klein has amassed a wealth of exclusive information from private documents and correspondence, FBI files, and hundreds of interviews with Jackie's friends, the associates of her second husband, Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, and her longtime lover, the mysterious diamond merchant Maurice Templesman. In this extraordinary, myth-shattering book, many people break their silence for the first time, answering dozens of provocative questions: * Why did Jackie marry Onassis? Was it only for the money? * How did she react when Onassis resumed his affair with Maria Callas? * What was the real reason their marriage fell apart? * When Jackie returned to New York, how did she rebuild her future on a tarnished and clouded past? * When did Maurice Templesman enter her life, and what role did he play in helping Jackie build her fortune? * How did Jackie spend her time during those very private New York years? Much more than a portrait of a famous celebrity, Edward Klein's work captures the essence of a captivating woman whose passion for wealth was matched only by her deep need for privacy. In Just Jackie, Klein reveals for the first time how Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis finally found the love and contentment she was searching for all her life.
Ever convinced a friend that they're invisible? Ever been stuck in a gorilla suit and nearly put in a zoo? Readers can join Andy as he attempts some of the best--and worst--practical jokes in history. Illustrations.
In 1824 New Mexico, nine-year-old Josefina is happy when her grandparents and aunt come to visit, but she thinks she must choose between meeting her grandmother's expectations and being true to herself. Includes historical notes on women's rights in New Mexico in 1824 as well as a recipe for empanaditas. In order for this file to make an excellent embossed braille copy, attention must be paid to the Spanish symbols used throughout.
Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous- the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.
Hannah Frost is used to being surrounded by cute, sweet, troublemakers. After all, she's the principle of Indiana's upper class private elementary school, a popular repository for kids who "don't fit in" at public school. But even though she's been single since dinosaurs roamed the earth, what is interesting Hannah these days isn't her worst student㟩t's his father, What she can put her fingers on? Michael Sawyer, aka Raptor, former FBI computer specialist, has a few good ideas. Trouble is, he's too busy trying to save the world--or at least the world's internet connections--from certain doom at the hands of an old enemy, and trying to get his imaginative son back on course at school. But there's always time for a gorgeous, oh-so-prim, slightly mysterious headmistress, isn't there? Michael plans to make time, and do whatever it takes to convince Hannah to do the same.
The entry of more and more women into science, writes Dianne Hales, has started a quiet revolution, a reassessment of accepted notions of what it is to be a woman. "Women are not the second sex but a separate sex, female to the bone and to the very cells that make up those bones.... In affirming our femaleness, we are not diminishing or discrediting our mental ability or essential equality. Rather, we are recognizing a fundamental source of strength and sustenance." This "equal but different" stance is crucial to modern gender studies--heretofore, Hales says, most if not all medical and psychological research was done on men, and the conclusions recklessly applied to women. Now, science is finding out that females have their own unique strengths that equip them both for the biological roles they may choose to embrace as well as the societal roles they have often been denied. Hales explodes stereotypical notions of physiology and psychology in this well-researched and liberating book. --Therese Littleton
THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION... Davis Strong has no business lusting after the new director of the Youth Center his aunt has hired. But who can resist a woman named Candy? He wants to make love to her luscious lips, caress her smooth and creamy skin, and savor her mocha-colored body. Only then will he get the dessert he's been waiting for--a taste of her sweet, hot center... SINFULLY DELICIOUS... It isn't fair that one man should consume her thoughts the way Davis Strong does. But no man does it for her like this one. At night, alone in her bed, Candy dreams about her lover, lying beneath his rock hard body, naked and exposed, begging him to touch her, to taste her, to fill her. It's the ultimate sexual fantasy and Candy's ready for the real thing...
She's not the kid she used to be...not by a long shot! She had a crush on him when she was a teen and Roger was in college...and made his life miserable as only the friend of a guy's kid sister can. Years later, Emmy Lou returns to Phoenix, divorced, with an asthmatic little boy at the center of her world. Grieving the death of his wife, Roger reluctantly asks her for help with his young twins and teen daughter who's proving as difficult to handle as Em used to be. Just as they finally begin to find happiness together, a career move comes between them-because it affects Em's child, whose welfare means more to her than...anything.
One decision changes everything in this "Sliding Doors" meets "Anna and the French Kiss" novel that explores split realities of romance and family loyalties. Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick and, like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's beside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party for a few hours. The consequences of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she is about to live them both. Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she's ever wanted. Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending...
What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet; particularly when she's surprised that you can even see her -- and she can disappear and reappear at a whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? Should you have her see a psychiatrist or should you consult one yourself? Or do you take a chance and believe in her, and allow yourself to be swept up in an extraordinary adventure? This is the beginning of the dilemma that Arthur, a young San Francisco architect, is faced with when he discovers Lauren in his apartment. Arthur is the only man who can share Lauren's secret, the only one who can see her, hear her, and talk to her when no one else so much as senses her presence. So when doctors prepare to end Lauren's physical care -- which would destroy the magical bond she and Arthur cherish-- he must find a way to save her. For, after all, it is only her love that can save him. If Only It Were True is a heartwarming love story impossible to forget, an adventure that is by turns breathtaking and hilarious-- a captivating tale that evokes the essence of romance and our boundless capacity to believe.
In Just Like Jesus the author talks about our relationship with Christ and how God longs for us to be more and more just like Jesus.
Sweet Little Knits for Kids and Their DollsLittle ones love to dress just like their favorite dolls or stuffed animals. In Just Like Me Knits, Brandy Fortune shows you how to create nineteen modern projects for children, with nineteen matching projects for 15-to-18-inch toy figures, perfect for Bamboletta and other popular dolls. Knit everyday favorites such as a striped raglan sweater for an adventurous boy to run around in; fancy dress-up clothes, including a princess ballerina wrap; and accessories like the irresistible lace socks that can be made to fit mom, child, or doll. As the parent of two young, energetic girls and cofounder of the popular children's magazine Petit Purls, Brandy Fortune is a practical knitter. She keeps the projects in this book simple and fast, making them accessible for busy beginners yet interesting enough for more experienced knitters. You'll find everything you need to start knitting right away, including: * sizing, measuring, and customization help for creating children's clothes* nineteen easy-to-follow patterns for garments and accessories for girls and boys age 3 through 10* a short guide to hand-sewing basic doll clothes, with five original patterns to create complete outfits for any doll or toy* a quick primer on knitting techniques and resources The only thing that can make a handknit garment for a child even more special is a matching one for his or her huggable friend. You'll love making these adorable projects for the children in your life, and they'll love to help choose what they and their favorite dolls will wear.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Alicia Richards loved her daughter from her very first breath. Days later, when tests confirmed what Alicia already knew--that Chloe had Down syndrome--she didn't falter. Her ex-husband wanted a child who would grow to be a scholar. For Alicia, it's enough that Chloe just is. Now twenty-five, Chloe is sweet, funny, and content. Alicia brings her to adult daycare while she teaches at a local college. One day Chloe arrives home thrumming with excitement, and says the words Alicia never anticipated. She has met someone--a young man named Thomas. Within days, Chloe and Thomas, also mentally challenged, declare themselves in love. Alicia strives to see past her misgivings to the new possibilities opening up for her daughter. Shouldn't Chloe have the same right to love as anyone else? But there is no way to prepare for the relationship unfolding, or for the moments of heartbreak and joy ahead. With grace and warmth, Colleen Faulkner tells an unflinching yet heartrending story of mothers and daughters, and of the risks we all take, both in loving and in letting go. Advance Praise For Colleen Faulkner's Just Like Other Daughters"This deeply moving story of maternal love and renewal will touch your heart. It's a celebration of the capacity of the human heart to heal itself and embrace change, beautifully written with rare insight. " --Susan Wiggs, # 1 "New York Times "bestselling author"Be prepared to weep tears of sorrow as well as tears of joy. This is a novel you won't soon forget. " --Holly Chamberlin, author of "Last Summer"""Just Like Other Daughters" was so real, so honest. . . I laughed, I hoped, I cried. It's that good. " --Cathy Lamb, author of "Henry's Sisters"
A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just Like Us is their story. A stunning work of in-depth journalism in the tradition of Random Family, Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us takes us deep into an American subculture -- that of Mexican immigrants -- largely hidden from the mainstream. We meet four girls on the eve of their senior prom, in Denver, Colorado. Each is bright and ambitious and an excellent student. Their leader, Marisela, dazzles teachers during the day and spends her evenings checking groceries to help pay the bills. She dreams of college and a professional career -- but she doesn't have a green card or a Social Security number because her parents brought her across the border illegally. Marisela's best friend, Yadira, shares her predicament. But they spend all of their time with two girls who are legal -- Elissa, who was born in the United States, and Clara, who has a green card. Each of the girls views the others as her equals, yet the world does not treat them that way. Their situation becomes increasingly painful and complex as the four young women approach adulthood, and Marisela and Yadira watch their two legal friends gain opportunities that are not available to them. All four hold American aspirations, but only Clara and Elissa have the documents necessary to realize those hopes. Their friendship starts to divide along lines of immigration status. Then a political firestorm begins. An illegal immigrant commits a horrendous crime in Denver, and a local congressman seizes on the act as proof of all that is wrong with American society. Arguments over immigration rage fiercely, and the girls' lives play out against a backdrop of intense debate over whether they have any right to live in the country where they have grown up. This brilliant, fast-paced work of narrative journalism is a vivid coming-of-age story about girlhood, friendship, and, most of all, identity -- what it means to fake an identity, steal an identity, or inherit an identity from one's parents and country. No matter what one's opinions are about immigration, Just Like Us offers fascinating insight into one of our most complicated social issues today. The girls, their families, those who welcome them, and those who object to their presence all must grapple with the same deep dilemma: Who is an American? Who gets to live in America? And what happens when we don't agree?
In this wise and inspiring book, Nancy O'Hara will help you discover what you really want from life and find the courage to pursue your dreams. Adapting Zen principles and practices to modern day life, O'Hara takes you step-by-step through an entire process of meditation and simple exercises to clear your busy mind and make you more aware and active in living a satisfying life. An insightful guide that will teach you to release negativity, understand and face your fears, reach out to others, and rediscover your true self, Just Listen will take you on an enlightening and empowering journey.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can't break through emotional barricades. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, author Mark Goulston shares simple but power ful techniques readers can use to really get through to people--whether they're coworkers, friends, strangers, or enemies. Getting through is a fine art but a critical one. With the help of this groundbreaking book readers will be able to turn the "impossible" and "unreachable" people in their lives into allies, devoted customers, loyal colleagues, and lifetime friends.
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