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The Night Before My Birthday

Author : Natasha Wing
ISBN : 9780698152052
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Night Before My Birthday captures all the excitement and anticipation that every child experiences in the lead-up to their special day. The decorations are up, the table is set, and the food is ready - but what happens when there is an ice cream emergency? Once again Natasha Wing has written a story that is sure to appeal to every child getting ready for a birthday. The book is told by and seen through the eyes of the birthday child, so it is gender neutral and a fun gift for any birthday girl or boy.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

My Parents Cancelled My Birthday

Author : Jo Simmons
ISBN : 9781526606600
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Baddiel's Birthday Boy – a hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to Tom can't wait for his LUCKY BIRTHDAY. It's an EPIC family tradition and he's dreamed up an UNFORGETTABLE party! Only, after several disasters involving a flattened Chihuahua and a curse from the tooth fairy, it's been CANCELLED. But Tom won't give up. With the help of his friends (and a pig painted like a zebra), Tom decides to throw himself the party he deserves. What could possibly go wrong?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Exploring Confidence

Author : John Kennedy
ISBN : 9781546289364
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Independence shall always reach each with support in and throughout success to each signalled one with all involvement along involving each live around. Extraordinary times and lives revolve around each and all in some way this though is one to which really brings eyes open into new stories around the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rains From A Smoky Sky

Author : Pritam Mandal
ISBN : 9781946436481
Genre : Fiction
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Do you want to work, walk, relax, breathe, smile and cherish your wonderful life under a clear bright blue sky?..Then, under the smoky sky, say a little prayer for the rains of love to wash away the smoke… Strap yourself for an emotional roller coaster ride as you experience Anurita’s world through the pages of her diary. Laugh with Anurita, wipe away her tears, revel in her wisdom and be a part of her life’s conversations. A bold and daring young woman from a little village in India, Anurita chooses to tread the untrodden path, against the dictates of a judgmental society. But she is determined to seek the true meaning of her life at any cost. As she follows her heart all the way to the city and beyond, she is met with turbulences of all kinds. A stunningly handsome middle-aged man stirs in her feelings of love and passion; but her romantic fantasy meets with an abrupt end. And then, in a faraway country, she loses her friends to an unexpected tragedy. Just when everything seems to be going awry and she is about to give up on humanity, it rains. As rains from the smoky sky fall on the Earth, Anurita discovers fireflies in the darkness, dancing on the rain-bathed petals of lovely carnations, the flowers of god.
Category: Fiction

Tomorrow Is My Birthday

Author : Cambridge Bilingual
ISBN : 1792604793
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Discover a little girl's wishes for a magical birthday in this charming English-French bilingual bedtime story book. Share in the anticipation and excitement as a little girl tries to get to sleep the night before her birthday - a struggle familiar to many parents of young children! Discover her hopes and dreams for a very special birthday in this enchanting English-French bilingual book as she imagines a birthday of fairies, dragons, unicorns and birthday cake of course! Full of beautiful, color illustrations that will delight your kids and featuring dual language text in English and in French, Tomorrow is my Birthday is an engaging English-French bilingual bedtime story. Discover the full range of English-French Cambridge Bilingual Books and bonus free learning resources online. Learning another language is fun and easy with Cambridge Bilingual Books, whether you are studying at home, in a classroom or at college or university.

Gravionics And A Spiritual Life

Author : μmike
ISBN : 1467098914
Genre : Science
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Gravionics is the study of the individual connections of gravity that bind all mass together and through which all energy transfers are made in the real world. For years, scientists have thought that gravity was just a big sheet of something that acted on mass. Now we know that gravity is made of individual connections, called gravions, and that these connections arise from the mass. As different physical systems move through an infinite cosmos, they come into contact with each other, making and breaking gravionic connections. Human beings have very complex gravitational interactions and the study of these interactions can help mankind in its quest to better understand science and to obtain a spiritual life. Spirituality is defined as the actions between sentient beings where all energy transfers are positive and loving. Love is defined as the actions of sentient beings whereby they give more energy than they take and where they make more connections of gravity than they break, recognizing that all real events are first and foremost gravitational events. By learning a simple set of rules, human beings can become spiritual in a way that is measurable by science and good for our planet and the individuals that live here. Human beings must become more aware of our position in the cosmos. We must rise to a gravionic awareness of our universe. This means that we must develop our communal energies and work together as a species to save ourselves and our delicate planet. We must apply gravionics to all of science and begin teaching its spiritual aspects to children when they first enter their formal schooling. If gravionics were learned by all, humanity could save our precious planet and take our place as citizens of the cosmos.
Category: Science

My Brother And I

Author : Andreas Steinhöfel
ISBN : 9783646922905
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Wo die Brüder Andreas und Dirk auftauchen, ist bald nichts mehr, wie es war: Ob als Nikoläuse im Altenheim, als Spaghettimonster im eigenen Kinderzimmer oder als Hobbydetektive im Keller des Nachbarn - das Chaos ist vorprogrammiert. Und als Andreas und Dirk eines Tages auch noch einen kleinen Bruder namens Björn bekommen, müssen sie natürlich sofort testen, was der alles kann. Wenn das mal gutgeht!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Amish Groom

Author : Mindy Starns Clark
ISBN : 9780736957359
Genre : Fiction
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New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Groom (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime. Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler’s proposal. She senses that though he loves her and wishes to make a commitment to her and his Amish beliefs, part of him still wonders whether an Amish lifestyle is truly for him. When an opportunity to connect with his father unexpectedly arises, a visit to California causes Tyler to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will the new girl in his life, Lark, cause him to remain in the Englisch world? Or will he choose to be an Amish groom after all? A poignant novel of hoping for romance and searching for identity, set in a beloved Amish community.
Category: Fiction

Falling From Grace

Author : Ann Eriksson
ISBN : 9781897142844
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference, like chromosomes, sperm, bugs or an endangered seabird that nests in old-growth forests. But, what’s big or what’s little depends entirely on your perspective. Faye Pearson is a three-and-a-half-foot tall female scientist doing entomological research in the tallest trees on Vancouver Island, who is pit with a ragtag group of protesters against the might of a multinational logging corporation. The story of Faye and her struggle to function in a world not made for people her size is poignant and heart-warming. Whether she is lusting after her climbing partner, standing up to a conflicted logging boss, dressing down an insulting interviewee, nurturing a wayward child in the midst of an environmental standoff, or being carted off under the arm of a Mountie, you’ll be unable to resist this amazing woman. There is a fall in Eriksson’s novel, but also incredible moments of grace. Falling from Grace is a novel of no small achievement.
Category: Fiction

The Night Before The Fourth Of July

Author : Natasha Wing
ISBN : 9780698413016
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The twentieth title in the bestselling Night Before series is the perfect summer treat! It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

We Be Family You And I

Author : William J. Webbe Sr.
ISBN : 9781465394972
Genre : Fiction
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This story is fictional. It is about a sixteen year old boy Nicholas and his long time fifteen year old girlfriend Jennifer. It is about their awakening to their sexual feelings. It is about a mythical deer, the Lord Prince of the Forest. This deer has appeared in the forest of Nicks Grandparents for more than fifty years. Hunters throughout the years have at close range shot at it but no one can hit it. Nick is living with his grandparents until his parents divorce is finalized and the battle for him is settled in court. On Nicks sixteenth birthday both his parents come in separate cars to the grandparents for his birthday celebration. He receives a 35 cal. Marlin for his first hunt. Alone in the woods on his first hunt, he dozes off. He meets face to face with the Lord Prince of the Forest. Nick does not take the shot as everyone use had done. The Lord Prince of the Forest looks at Nick motionless eye to eye and by telepathy says We be Family you and I. Nick not knowing how or why, answers the same way, And let it be that all creators that walk, run, swim, crawl or fly, be your family as you and I. This starts a series of encounters and with angry attacking animals, and because of the Lord Prince of the Forrest, Nick is able to bring these animals under his control
Category: Fiction

Missing Justice

Author : Alafair Burke
ISBN : 1429902485
Genre : Fiction
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In the second entry in this "sharp, new crime series," the search for a missing judge leads Samantha Kincaid into Portland politics and a labyrinth of crime, corruption, and cover-ups (Publishers Weekly) Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid is back at work after an attempt on her life and a promotion into the Major Crimes Unit. When the husband of Portland, Oregon, city judge Clarissa Easterbrook reports her missing and Samantha is called out on the case, she assumes her only job is to make the district attorney look good until the judge turns up. When the police discover evidence of foul play, however, Samantha finds herself unearthing secrets that Clarissa had wanted to stay hidden, the lingering personal tolls of a crime that occurred decades ago. And when those secrets lead to the discovery of corruption at the highest levels of the city's power structure, Samantha realizes that her quest for justice could cost her not only her job but her life. In the skillfully plotted, highly suspenseful follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Judgment Calls, Alafair Burke once again demonstrates that "she's got what it takes" (Michael Connelly). With its irreverent heroine and seamless blend of squad rooms, street scenes, and courtroom drama, Missing Justice confirms Burke's place among the genre's most talented and exciting newcomers.
Category: Fiction

Krystal Ball Dream Birthday

Author : Ruby Ann Phillips
ISBN : 9781479559756
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Krystal Ball is hoping for a dream birthday, but her fortune-telling talents are giving her nightmares.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

My Lemon Orchard

Author : Susan Hanf
ISBN : 9780595899203
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Susan Hanf was dumped by her boyfriend, clobbered by the flu, and fired from her job all in one week. When the phrase, "When life hands you lemons " passed through her mind, she skipped right over making lemonade and planted a whole lemon orchard. Susan sold her house, kissed her cat goodbye, and visited sixteen countries and the magnificent isles of Hawaii all in one year. Her unexpected and amazing journeys include floating amongst jellyfish and sharks in Palau, swimming with wild dolphins in New Zealand, and meditating with monks in South Korea. My Lemon Orchard chronicles Susan's personal growth as she strolls the streets of the world. Along the way, she shares international travel lessons, laugh-out-loud humor, and advice on how to handle "interesting" locals. Come away with Susan on her journey to Vienna for Christmas, to Ireland for a kiss on the Blarney Stone, and to Turkey to snorkel with exotic sea creatures. You will adore her honesty and courage as she blazes her trail across the world. Who knows? Perhaps you too will be inspired to plant your own orchard!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hippies And Bolsheviks And Other Plays

Author : Amiel Gladstone
ISBN : 9781770560970
Genre : Drama
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Hippies and Bolsheviks and Other Plays collects three works by Amiel Gladstone, introducing a wide range of fascinating characters and a formidable new voice in Canadian drama. In The Wedding Pool, three single friends in unsatisfactory jobs decide to place a bet on who will marry first. The friends – waitress and wannabe dancer Sylvia, rock critic Miles and inventory manager Dave – open a joint account to which they each contribute $50 a month, the final sum to be collected by the first to tie the knot. But when Miles starts dating the bank teller who opens their account, the friends realize much more is at stake and are forced to consider their individual fears and failings. In Lena’s Car, a woman whose marriage has stalled reflects on how it got to that point, harkening back to her youth, when she was just a Young Girl in a Small Town Looking for Trouble. Picking over the memories of her adolescence, she attempts to figure out why she ended up in a disintegrating relationship and just when her life became like everyone else's. Hippies and Bolsheviks set in 1970s British Columbia, a hotbed of hippie idealism, is a comedy based on the big ideas of the long-haired revolution. Star stumbles home from a Led Zeppelin concert with a draft dodger. A bizarre love triangle develops the next morning as Allan (Green Tree), a defector from the same commune Star fled, shows up on her doorstep. As The Establishment gains more ground, three dropouts struggle to hold on to their ideals.
Category: Drama

Where We Have To Go

Author : Lauren Kirshner
ISBN : 1551993902
Genre : Fiction
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Named NOW Magazine’s Best Emerging Local Author Where We Have to Go is a luminous and sassy first novel about the last days of childhood in a family coming apart at the seams. At once wryly humorous and deeply affecting, this sparkling novel follows the irresistible Lucy Bloom as she searches for her place in the world. When we first meet Lucy, she’s an imaginative eleven-year-old dreaming of a taste of freedom — and only beginning to grasp that all is not well between her parents. In the years that follow, Lucy’s journey to adulthood will see her question the limits of unconditional love, grow “criminally thin” as she stops eating, and discover complicated truths about what it means to be a young woman. Through it all, the central figure in Lucy’s life remains her mother, Joy, whose larger-than-life stories and boisterous voice belie a deep disappointment. As their relationship is tested again and again, Lucy comes to understand the resilience of the bonds that tie us to the ones we love. Among the characters we meet are Lucy’ s father, Frank, a failed glamour photographer turned travel agent who’s never been out of the country; her best friend, Erin, an artist whose outspoken iconoclasm will inspire and challenge Lucy; and Crashing Wave, Frank’s lover, a former exotic dancer and the woman Lucy comes to imagine as the ideal of all that is feminine. Set in Toronto throughout the 1990s, Where We Have to Go is a novel of self-discovery, family, and love. It introduces Lauren Kirshner as one of our most striking new voices, and reminds us that sometimes the most difficult journey is the one that takes us home. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Second Sister

Author : Marie Bostwick
ISBN : 9781617736568
Genre : Fiction
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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE HALLMARK HALL OF FAME FILM CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING! From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes an emotionally rich, inspiring novel about family, second chances—and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing... Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson’s Bay, her small, close-knit Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson’s Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice’s eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister’s cottage—and begins to see the town, and Alice’s life, anew. Alice’s diverse group of friends appears to have little in common besides an interest in quilting. Yet deep affection for Alice united them and soon Lucy, too, is brought into the fold as they share problems and stories. And as she finds warmth and support in this new circle, Lucy begins to understand this will be her sister’s enduring gift—a chance to move beyond her difficult past, and find what she has long been missing... “Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.” —USAToday “Fans of Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr will enjoy this warm, witty novel of rediscovery and personal growth.” —Booklist
Category: Fiction


Author : Amanda Hocking
ISBN : 9781447205784
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Switched is the first novel in Amanda Hocking's bestselling trilogy, Trylle. Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she's not the monster her mother claimed she is, she does feel that she doesn't quite fit in. She's bored and frustrated by her small-town life - and then there's the secret she can't tell anyone. Her mysterious ability - she can influence people's decisions, without knowing how, or why . . . When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night, her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist: Förening, the home of the Trylle. Finally everything makes sense. Among the Trylle she is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger. With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring - not only to separate them, but to see the downfall of everything that Wendy cares about. The fate of Förening rests in Wendy's hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever . . .
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Trylle The Complete Trilogy

Author : Amanda Hocking
ISBN : 9781447283720
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Discover the magical world of the Trylle, with the complete New York Times bestselling Trylle trilogy - with Switched, Torn and Ascend together in one volume. She must dare to be different to unlock the key to her past . . . When Wendy Everly was six, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother was almost right. She's not the person she's always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel - all because of Finn Holmes. Finn is a darkly handsome newcomer and every encounter with him leaves her deeply shaken . . . though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she'd ever admit. He's also here to tell her the shocking truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth - and he's come to take her home. Now Wendy's about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that's both beautiful and frightening. And she must leave her old life behind to discover who she's meant to become . . .
Category: Young Adult Fiction