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This upbeat, authoritative, and reassuring guide shows how a boy's inner life progresses through infancy, childhood, and adolescence, providing expert advice on his developmental, psychological, social, and academic life.
From bestselling author Jacquelin Thomas comes the first novel in a spin-off of her inspirational teen fiction series featuring Divine Matthews-Hardison and her friends. Senior prom is only one day away and Divine's friend, Rhyann Hamilton, is having a really bad day. She is in desperate need of major hair repair after her cousin's attempt at styling has wreaked havoc on Rhyann's tresses. In tears, Rhyann schedules an emergency appointment at an unknown salon only to end up with most of her hair chopped off, and not enough money to pay for the expensive appointment. Luckily, the owner is sympathetic and offers Rhyann a chance to work off the money she owes. Through this arrangement she meets a very special person who will challenge her, inspire her, and change Rhyann's life forever... Fast-paced, fun, and inspirational, It's a Curl Thing features wonderfully engaging characters facing everyday challenges, as they try to find a balance between personal success and maintaining their Christian principles.
Thomas & McGrowl are back for more canine capers! A suspicious mayoral candidate has his eye on the quiet town of Cedar Springs. It's up to Thomas & McGrowl to use their powers and McGrowl's bionic-doggie strengths to sniff out the truth.
Upset with her parents for arguing on what she hoped would be a perfect day, Amber gets lost at a county fair when she tries to follow her best friend Justin and his family through the crowd.
THE WRONG SUITE...When Cassie Carmichael planned a night of seduction, all she wanted was to put some life into a dull relationship. Instead, she finds herself unexpectedly between the sheets with the man she's dreamed about-Guy Walters. One night with this guy is more than she could ask for, and she'll have the hot memories long afterward. But he's not walking away!BUT THE RIGHT GUY!Opening the door to Cassie that night sparks Guy's fantasies and results in the wildest romp he's ever had. He has a thing for her...and now that he knows she has a thing for him, he's going to show her that his bed is always the right bed.
Batter up! This season Charlie Brown hopes his team will finally win a game. But it's not easy being the manager! Can Charlie Brown score the winning home run and save his team?
For all of you humming "I Will Survive" while watching the political debacles gracing the evening news, when getting an earful from your Limbaugh-loving brother-in-law, or as you're ducking into the bathroom to avoid the date espousing the wisdom of those Mars versus Venus books, this book is for you.It's a Jungle Out There gives all you smart, independent women out there the funny pranks, witty comebacks, and stalwart sources of strength you need in these trying times. With her tongue firmly in cheek and her middle finger stuck straight up in the air, Amanda Marcotte (of Pandagon.net) takes you on a tour through the perils that await any feminist who must navigate day-to-day life in the U.S., from the abstinence-only classrooms to the glass-ceiling of the office world.Drawing on her personal experiences of dealing with anti-feminists-from her years of blogging about feminism and living in the woman-unfriendly state of Texas-Marcotte brings her wit and distinct lack of patience to the topic of surviving while feminist. She doles out priceless advice along the way on how not only survive but also thrive, and even how to carve out a space for your feminist self in these oft-times hostile environments.
STITCH by STITCH, Scottie's life is changing, and not for the better. She feels like she's losing her best friend Amanda, and her mom has morphed into the new It girl of Chicago's art world. It feels just like the bottom is about to drop out of her world completely, and then she's thrown a cashmerino lifeline when she discovers KnitWit, her local yarn store. There she and Amanda meet new friends Bella and Tay, and before long all four girls are bound together by their yen for yarn and their hunger for friendship. Soon the stitches and the friendships become so intertwined, it's hard to remember which came first--the girls or the purls. Check the Bookshare collection for book 2, Chicks with Sticks Knit Two Together and book 3, Chicks With Sticks Knitwise.
Sydney, Gina, and Rick are siblings who have always shared a special bond, and yet their lives are as different as can be. Responsible eldest sister Sydney has everything she's ever wanted-a sexy husband, an adorable daughter, and fulfilling work. But, little by little, the demands of her writing career have mounted, leaving her little time or energy for family life. Meanwhile proud middle sister Gina is struggling to raise her eight-year-old twins-and protect them from the increasing fury of their volatile father. Impulsive brother Rick, the baby of the family, is living the high life-dodging commitment with his longtime girlfriend and wondering if the grass is greener somewhere else. When their beloved mother Delores suffers a debilitating stroke, all three suddenly find the tenuous threads of their individual lives at a breaking point. A dark childhood secret threatens Sydney's secure world; Gina is swept into a maelstrom of domestic violence; and Rick comes to a dramatic crossroads in his relationship with his girlfriend. Worst of all, the burden of caring for a parent is tearing the siblings apart, shattering their faith in one another. Now, as Sydney, Gina, and Rick struggle to overcome daunting obstacles and rebuild their lives, they will discover something they've never let themselves believe: that their most stable-and most cherished-relationships have always been with each other.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Spellbound Falls novels comes a delightful new romance set on the coast of Maine...Jesse Sinclair and his two brothers spent years dodging the women his grandfather threw in their path. But then the matchmaking old wolf died, and his brothers did the unthinkable: they ran off to Maine to get married.Now Jesse wants to join them. Convinced the Pine Tree State must have another eligible woman to spare, he buys a small island just off Bear Harbor to build a home for his future family. But as he discovers, finding the woman of your dreams isn't as easy as his brothers made it seem. First of all, the only woman capable of filling those wedding shoes is Cadi Glace--and unfortunately, she's already engaged...So imagine Jesse's surprise when he finds the aforementioned Miss Glace hiding out in his camper, charmingly, adorably drunk. And apparently single....
Who'd Been Sleeping in Her Bed?When Tory Caswell attended her sister's wedding in a magical old Victorian resort, her mind was filled with images of bouquets and garters. But when she awakened the next morning, she thought she was still dreaming. Because a gray-eyed hunk was sharing her pillow!Rand Trent had drunk some brandy the previous night, but not that much. He could never have forgotten sleeping in the arms of such a gorgeous woman. But was Tory Caswell sane? After all, the instant she got a second look at Rand, she started proclaiming that it was 1995-when he knew good and well that it was the 1800s....
Counterculture icon and best-selling author of the anti-authoritarian novels One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey said he was "too young to be a beatnik and too old to be a hippie. " It's All a Kind of Magic is the first biography of Kesey. It reveals a youthful life of brilliance and eccentricity that encompassed wrestling, writing, farming, magic and ventriloquism, CIA-funded experiments with hallucinatory drugs, and a notable cast of characters that would come to include Wallace Stegner, Larry McMurtry, Tom Wolfe, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, the Grateful Dead, and Hunter S. Thompson. Based on meticulous research and many interviews with friends and family, Rick Dodgson's biography documents Kesey's early life, from his time growing up in Oregon through his college years, his first drug experiences, and the writing of his most famous books. While a graduate student in creative writing at Stanford University in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Kesey worked the night shift at the Menlo Park Veterans Administration hospital, where he earned extra money taking LSD and other psychedelic drugs for medical studies. Soon he and his bohemian crowd of friends were using the same substances to conduct their own experiments, exploring the frontiers of their minds and testing the boundaries of their society. With the success of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey moved to La Honda, California, in the foothills of San Mateo County, creating a scene that Hunter S. Thompson remembered as the "world capital of madness. " There, Kesey and his growing band of Merry Prankster friends began hosting psychedelic parties and living a "hippie" lifestyle before anyone knew what that meant. Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test mythologized Kesey's adventures in the 1960s. Illustrated with rarely seen photographs, It's All a Kind of Magic depicts a precocious young man brimming with self-confidence and ambition who-through talent, instinct, and fearless spectacle-made his life into a performance, a wild magic act that electrified American and world culture.
Debbie Matenopoulos, the first member of her family born in America, grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations.By the time Debbie had started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. But despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and lacking energy. As Debbie's career as an entertainment news reporter and television host on BS, MTV, E!, and other networks had her constantly on the go, she was grabbing whatever food was readily available. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily-and healthily-realizing her natural weight and regaining her natural energy, stamina, and physique.Now, in It's All Greek to Me, Debbie shares 120 of her family's traditional Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare.After tasting Debbie's dishes, such as her mouthwatering version of Spanakopita (Spinach Feta Pie), Kalamaria Kaftera (Spicy Calamari), her family's secret recipe for Baklava, and, of course, Arni kai Patates (Classic Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes)-you'll be amazed these delicious foods are good for you. With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation's leading cardiologists, the recipes in It's All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven't been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives.Let It's All Greek to Me bring your friends and family together to share in the experience of a Greek meal and way of life. Opa!A portion of all proceeds will benefit the ALS Association.
Mercury is one of the world's most poisonous substances, and yet dentists routinely use it in amalgams to fill our teeth. Forty years ago, Dr. Hal Huggins questioned this practice, and now legions of dentists, researchers, and citizens are adding their voices of concern. It's All in Your Head looks at past research on mercury toxicity and dental amalgams as well as current scientific findings that can no longer be ignored. It describes the possible effects of mercury toxicity, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Hodgkin's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and virtually all autoimmune disorders. Written in easy-to-understand language, It's All in Your Head explodes the claim that mercury amalgams are safe. If you think your worries are all in your head, you may be right.
From It's All PoliticsLike business in general, politics is not a spectator sport. You cannot afford to be apolitical at work if you have any aspirations for advancement. The only way to avoid politics is to avoid people--by finding an out-of-the-way corner where you can do your job. Of course, it's the same job you'll likely be doing for the rest of your career.In any job, when you reach a certain level of technical competence, politics is what makes all the difference with regard to success. At that point, it is indeed all politics. Everyday brilliant people take a backseat to their politically adept colleagues by failing to win crucial support for their ideas. Sometimes politics involves going around or bending rules, but more typically it's about positioning your ideas in a favorable light, and knowing what to say, and how and when to say it....Keep in mind that people benefit from perpetuating the image of politics as something you either know or you don't. Ignore them. Political acumen is largely learned from observation. And then it's a matter of practice, practice, practice. When a journalist suggested that golfing great Gary Player was very lucky, he replied: "It's funny, but the more I practice, the luckier I get." The same is true of politics.An indispensable guide to mastering the ins and outs of office politics--the single most important factor in getting ahead in your careerAs management professor and consultant Kathleen Reardon explains in her new book, It's All Politics, talent and hard work alone will not get you to the top. What separates the winners from the losers in corporate life is politics.As Reardon explains, the most talented and accomplished employees often take a backseat to their politically adept coworkers, losing ground in the race to get ahead--sometimes even losing their jobs. Why? Because they've failed to manage the important relationships with the people who can best reward their creativity and intelligence. To determine whether you need a crash course in Office Politics 101, ask yourself the following questions:Do I get credit for my ideas?Do I know how to deal with a difficult colleague?Do I get the plum assignments?Do I have a mentor?Do I say no gracefully and pick my battles wisely?Am I in the loop?Reardon has interviewed hundreds of employees, from successful veterans to aspiring hopefuls, examining why some people who work hard and effectively at their jobs fall behind, while those who are adept at "reading the office tea leaves" forge ahead. Being politically savvy doesn't mean being unethical or devious. At heart, it's about listening to and relating to others, and making choices that advance everyone's goals. Like it or not, when it comes to work, it's all politics. And politics is all about knowing what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to.
In his bestselling book,It's All Too Much, Peter Walsh helped tens of thousands of people clear the clutter from their homes and lives. Now, due to many of those same readers' requests, Peter has put together theIt's All Too Much Workbook. Designed with clear strategies and proven techniques for clearing out each room in your house and a plan for keeping your home clutter-free and organized, this workbook is the perfect next step in a lifetime commitment to creating your ideal life. Starting from the outside of your home and then working through it room -- by room, Peter asks hard questions and presents challenging exercises that will help you to understand why you live the way you do and how to move from the clutter to an organized space that reflects the life you imagine for yourself. From an assessment of your living spaces, a quick purge of each room, and the creation of your "dream spaces" to effective decluttering techniques, great organizational tips, and clear maintenance plans, Peter provides the step-by-step help to make your home work for you, now. With quizzes, detailed step-by-step plans, a room-by-room assessment tool, and a special area for journaling, this workbook will help you break free of the clutter once and for all.
Perfect for parents and teachers looking to explore the first day back at school with kids -- a cross-cultural look at a universal experience.
CHECKERBOARD SCIENCE LIBRARY WHAT'S IT LIKE OUT? Is tomorrow a snow day? Will rain delay your baseball game? Does that green sky mean a tornado is on its way? Are you wondering What's It Like Out? In this exciting series, discover how clouds and snowflakes form, why flash floods are dangerous, and how funnel clouds become tornadoes. Find out how forecasters predict what's coming next. Learn all about the science of weather so you can answer the question, What's It Like Out?
The "Modern Day Matchmaker" presents a refreshingly optimistic and plainspoken dating guide to finding romance--both on- and off-line. Finding and keeping a mate has never been harder. New rules are needed to navigate the complicated and changing modern-love landscape. If someone wants to find "the one," what are the guidelines he or she needs to know, now that online dating and Google-searching a prospective love interest are the norm? Happily married for ten years, Paul Carrick Brunson is a husband, a father, and a rising star in the matchmaking world. In It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have to Be), Brunson tackles relevant questions such as: Is marriage right for my personality type? Do the rules of chivalry still apply? How can I date more than one person without hurt feelings? What is the best mode of communication (text messages, phone, e-mail, etc. ) for asking someone out? With an appealing mix of humor, candor, and real-world examples, It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have to Be) is a breath of fresh air in the dating guide category, offering a message of eternal optimism from a man who believes in true love--and practices what he preaches. .
From the Book jacket: Ages 5-10 Dry-roasted crickets for breakfast? Rattlesnake salad for lunch? Raw squid for dinner? That's disgusting! Or is it? You wouldn't believe what we eat. Tadpole soup, for instance. Or baked bats. Or dough with curdled milk and sliced up fungus on top-some people would call that a mushroom pizza! In this book you will find out what witchetty grubs taste like, what Columbus's sailors ate on their long voyages, and even what's hiding in your ice cream. You can discover amazing facts, travel the edible world through riddles, jokes and poetry, and even try out recipes. Best of all, everything is 100% true! Dig in! What you'll find inside this book? Spiders that taste like peanut butter The truth about hot dogs A recipe for Chocolate Honey Banana Smash Ice Cream 19 poems And a lot of jokes
Surveys find that over 80 percent of Americans agree with the goals of the environmental movement. Sadly, most Americans admit to doing little more than basic recycling when it comes to acting on that disposition. What is the reason for this great divide between environmental sentiment in this country and individual actions? Author and environmental consultant Crissy Trask seeks to answer this question--and solve the disparity--with a new book that makes it easy to be an environmentalist, no matter how busy or hectic your lifestyle. This is a day to day guide with simple, practical suggestions that anyone can put into action.
From the author of "Dating for Dads" and "Mom, There's a Man in the Kitchen and He's Wearing Your Robe" comes a new advice book covering the stickiest of relationships--that between a mother and her son's significant other.
Acrimony and hyperpartisanship have seeped into every part of the political process. Congress is deadlocked and its approval ratings are at record lows. America's two main political parties have given up their traditions of compromise, endangering our very system of constitutional democracy. And one of these parties has taken on the role of insurgent outlier; the Republicans have become ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, and ardently opposed to the established social and economic policy regime. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein identify two overriding problems that have led Congress--and the United States--to the brink of institutional collapse. The first is the serious mismatch between our political parties, which have become as vehemently adversarial as parliamentary parties, and a governing system that, unlike a parliamentary democracy, makes it extremely difficult for majorities to act. Second, while both parties participate in tribal warfare, both sides are not equally culpable. The political system faces what the authors call "asymmetric polarization," with the Republican Party implacably refusing to allow anything that might help the Democrats politically, no matter the cost. With dysfunction rooted in long-term political trends, a coarsened political culture and a new partisan media, the authors conclude that there is no "silver bullet" reform that can solve everything. But they offer a panoply of useful ideas and reforms, endorsing some solutions, like greater public participation and institutional restructuring of the House and Senate, while debunking others, like independent or third-party candidates. Above all, they call on the media as well as the public at large to focus on the true causes of dysfunction rather than just throwing the bums out every election cycle. Until voters learn to act strategically to reward problem solving and punish obstruction, American democracy will remain in serious danger.
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremismby Thomas E. Mann Norman J. Ornstein
Congressional scholars Mann (government studies, The Brookings Institution) and Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute) survey the roots and scope of America's dysfunctional politics. They identify several sources of dysfunction: adversarial political parties; a governing system that makes it difficult for majorities to act, due to separation of powers, separately elected institutions, and constraints on majority rule; and the Republican Party, which has become ideologically extreme. They criticize common responses to the American political situation, such as proposals for public financing of elections and the notion that "the political system will correct itself. " The authors make recommendations for fixing the party system, reforming US political institutions, and navigating the current system. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Some things in life have no earthly explanation.Miracles are not reserved for the characters in the Old and New Testaments; they happen to everyday people.Series creators Don Jacobson and K-LOVE Radio have joined together to produce one of the most remarkable collections of modern-day miracles ever compiled. From angel appearances in hospital rooms to a mother saved from a would-be assailant in Hyde Park, from a young autistic girl becoming a beautiful ballerina overnight to a young backpacker who walked away from a terrorist attack, It's a God Thing presents some of the most amazing stories of God's hand on our lives.Be motivated as never before to look for and witness the incredible ways that God is interacting in your life and the lives of those around you."With their new book, It's a God Thing, I believe K-LOVE and my friend Don Jacobson will call friends of Jesus everywhere to look for His capers around the world! Do you know why God involves Himself in our lives? Because God is love and love does!" --Bob Goff, author of the New York Times bestseller Love Does"Every day we all are faced with stress, situations we can't control and often the fear that we really are all alone. . . . These stories give us courage in times of peril and strengthen us when we feel helpless."--TobyMac, top Christian artist and Grammy Award winner"In It's a God Thing true servants of God share how their lives were transformed when their understanding became the Father's. What a blessing to be a child of the King!" --Missy Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty"There is so much going on around us that we never see. Life is all about perspective, and when that lines up with the hand of God, it is remarkable to witness. This book and collection of stories from my friends at K-LOVE will inspire and encourage you greatly!" --Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author, The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift "Sometimes I'm guilty of looking so hard for God that I miss Him right in front of me. May we all be reminded through It's a God Thing that some of the simplest moments in life can quite possibly be some of God's greatest miracles."--Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe "Nothing astonished people in the New Testament more than watching Jesus perform a miracle right before their eyes--and nothing inspires us today more than hearing He did it again! My good friend Don Jacobson, publisher of The Prayer of Jabez, has once again launched the perfect message for today--don't miss it!"--Bruce Wilkinson, author, The Prayer of Jabez "There is nothing better than hearing others talk about the ways that God has intervened in their lives. Miracles happen every day all around the world. These stories are incredible."--Robert D. Smith, author, 20,000 Days and Counting "God doesn't need for us to be aware of the miracles He's performing, but they're happening every day! It's a God Thing, a new book from K-LOVE, is a powerful vehicle to tell the story of a number of those miracles."--Brandon Heath, 2008 New Artist of the Year Dove Award winner