A collection of short pieces about everything from genius and God to socks and lentils, from one of America’s most beloved humor writers One Fell Soup brings together the reviews, diatribes, investigations, meditations, and poetry of Roy Blount Jr., a writer as insightful as he is funny. Culled from his many columns and magazine writings, this volume offers an unparalleled look at the varied interests of a writer the New York Times has compared to Mark Twain—albeit with a far greater demonstrated interest in love songs about gravy, ice cream, and mac and cheese. “Chickens” celebrates the vast cultural importance—and criminal neglect—of the most abundant domesticated fowl. “So This Is Male Sexuality” examines the unsettling specter of sex researchers like Masters and Johnson looming over one’s private thoughts. And “Merely Shot in the Head” ponders the absurd willpower of a man who finishes a full marathon after taking a bullet ten miles into the race.

Author Roy Blount
Isbn 1480457728
Genre Humor
Year 2013-12-10
Pages 278
Language English
File format PDF

Pretty ladybugs, fluttering butterflies, creepy daddy longlegs, and roly-poly bugs are some of the familiar creatures featured in this whimsically illustrated insect album. Complete with an "actual size" chart and bug-o-meter listing fun facts about each bug, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! will inform and entertain curious little bug lovers everywhere.

Author Bob Barner
Isbn 1452162581
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Maybelle is a lovely, plump cockroach. She lives in her own cozy little home under the refrigerator of Mr. and Mrs. Peabody. Maybelle knows it's best to stay hidden away, but she simply adores food. Just once she would love to taste something yummy before it hits the floor! When the Peabodys invite a Very Important Guest for dinner, Maybelle can't resist. She takes a teeny taste—and splashes into the biggest adventure of her life!

Author Katie Speck
Isbn 125011456X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 80
Language English
File format PDF

Murray the mouse likes everything to be perfect. Naturally, his perfect meal on a perfect winter day is Perfect Soup. But Murray doesn’t have a carrot, and Perfect Soup isn’t perfect without a carrot. With the snow falling around him, Murray ventures out of his little house to track down the final ingredient for his Perfect Soup. And there’s no time for playing around—Murray is in a hurry. The farmer will be happy to provide a carrot if Murray will haul some logs. The horse will gladly haul the logs for Murray if he’ll give him some fancy jingle bells in return. It looks like Murray just might get his carrot, but it only takes one grumpy person for a delicate chain of favors like this to fall apart. Can a friendly snowman help Murray make the soup perfect anyway? Author Lisa Moser and illustrator Ben Mantle have filled Murray’s little town with richly colorful winter landscapes, wonderfully detailed cozy homes, a hilarious cast of quirky characters, and the absolute cutest talking snowman you have ever seen. Parents and kids alike won’t be able to resist picking this book up again and again.

Author Lisa Moser
Isbn 0307976629
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-12-21
Pages 40
Language English
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Meet the mamas and papas of the insect world in this fresh and funny nonfiction look at how bugs are like us from popular science author and teacher Heather Montgomery. Most insects don't take care of their young, but some do--in surprising ways. Some bugs clean up after their messy little ones, cater to their picky eaters, and yes--hug their baby bugs. A fun and clever look at parenting in the insect world, perfect for backyard scientists and their own moms and dads. Back matter includes further information about the insects and a list of resources for young readers.

Author Heather L. Montgomery
Isbn 1632896699
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-09-18
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A swarm of insects introduces readers to the joy of poetry. Witty poems describe how insects capture prey, trick predators, attract mates, and have managed to survive for 400 million years. Scientifically accurate information further explains bug behavior. Eye-catching linoleum-cut illustrations practically crawl across the pages. Includes notes that explain 19 poetic forms and stylistic techniques plus a glossary of entomological terms.

Author Leslie Bulion
Isbn 1684446554
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-03-29
Pages 45
Language English
File format PDF

Two bright, well-educated misfits ended up running a Cajun hybrid restaurant on Milwaukee's working-class South Side in 1980. They were also a Canadian-American-blend couple who went beyond their "provincial" status to experience life and love in the 1980s. This book is full of escapades, foibles, and spectacular screwups, as these two nutty baby boomers write about their calamities in the restaurant business. These "cautionary tales" cover everything from crazed customers, dear and derelict employees, and culinary dreams and disasters. Original and delicious recipes that cover home cooking to authentic Cajun cuisine will keep you warm and smiling in these adventurous and hilarious tales of From Soup to Nuts.

Author ,Laurie
Isbn 1098032373
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2020-07-30
Pages 196
Language English
File format PDF

A 2018 Mathical Honor Book How many bugs can you count? From walking sticks to spittlebugs, dragonflies to katydids, discovering 10 bugs at a time, you just might see 100 bugs! Little explorers will learn 10 different ways to count to 10, using 10 different kinds of bugs, and get all the way to 100 by the end of their adventure. With Suzanne Kaufman’s bright, whimsical illustrations and Kate Narita’s clever rhyming text, 100 Bugs! is part look-and-find, part learning experience, and all kinds of fun.

Author Kate Narita
Isbn 1466898313
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-06-12
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

“A Haitian grandmother and granddaughter share a holiday, a family recipe, and a story of freedom. . . . A stunning and necessary historical picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The shake-shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes. Ti Gran’s feet tap-tap to the rhythm. Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make Freedom Soup just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle’s family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle’s family is from. In this celebration of cultural traditions passed from one generation to the next, Jacqueline Alcántara’s lush illustrations bring to life both Belle’s story and the story of the Haitian Revolution. Tami Charles’s lyrical text, as accessible as it is sensory, makes for a tale that readers will enjoy to the last drop.

Author Tami Charles
Isbn 1536221651
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-02-23
Pages 32
Language English
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In this e-book edition, Tomie dePaola retells his classic story against a charming musical score. Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden, but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, he recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

Author Tomie dePaola
Isbn 1442449446
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-10-04
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Another sweet bedtime story about Mouse, from Arnold Lobel, the beloved author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor award-winning Frog and Toad books. Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can Mouse stop Weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper? The clever mouse tells the weasel four stories to make the soup tasty—then manages to trick the weasel and get home safely. Arnold Lobel's Mouse Soup is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Author Arnold Lobel
Isbn 006197417X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-06-28
Pages 64
Language English
File format PDF

Silicon Valley wunderkind Rayona Sharpnack has been a schoolteacher, tennis champion, manager and player for a women's professional softball team, and a celebrity who coaches some of the most successful leaders in business. Trade Up! draws on Sharpnack&'s experience, as well as stories of successful leaders she has worked with, to reveal how leaders limit themselves by holding on to ideas or assumptions about ourselves—what she calls your “context” —that are no longer valid. Trade Up! outlines the 5 steps to help leaders gain awareness of these assumptions and trade up from limiting beliefs and behaviors to those that will help them change the world. The 5 steps are Reveal your context: what do you believe about yourself? What holds you back? How do you impact others? Own your context: take stock of the upside and downside of your context, and examine the intended and unintended consequences of it! Design a new context that gets you what you want: begin by asking yourself "how good are you willing to have life be?" Sustain your new context: develop new practices to get this new context to stick! Activate your context and engage with the world: move out of your own concerns and into partnership and community with others to help change the world around you!

Author Rayona Sharpnack
Isbn 9780470180624
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2007-09-10
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Tommy Riley and his friends are growing up among the men and machines of a key Air Force Base in the middle of the Cold War. One day, the boys sneak into a top-secret reconnaissance bomber, switch on the radio, and overhear a commie plan that is so diabolical . . .

Author Tom Hanley
Isbn 9781469108049
Genre Fiction
Year 1999-11-03
Pages 225
Language English
File format PDF

An artist searches for God so he can paint his portrait in Philip K. Dick’s collaboration with Roger Zelazny. After World War III, the Servants of Wrath cult deified the mysterious Carlton Lufteufel, creator of the doomsday weapon that wiped out much of humanity. But to worship the man, they need an image of him as a god, and no one has ever seen him. So the high priests send a limbless master painter named Tibor McMasters into the wilderness on a mission to find Lufteufel and capture his likeness. Unfortunately for Tibor, the nation’s remaining Christians do not want him to succeed and are willing to kill to ensure that the so-called Deus Irae remains hidden. This hallucinatory tale through a nuclear wasteland asks what price the artist must pay for art and tries to figure out just what makes a god.

Author Philip K. Dick
Isbn 0547840470
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 192
Language English
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Just 30 Minutes is the time it takes to travel on the Hong Kong MTR (Mass Transit Railway) from Central Station on Hong Kong Island to its Tsuen Wan Terminus. During a nostalgic return holiday the author meets, in person or in dream, on this crowded train, some of the many remarkable people she knew during her 15 years in Hong Kong. Recollecting their stories encourages her to appreciate the value of all people in all cultures.

Author Elizabeth Ostring
Isbn 1483606430
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-03-15
Pages 294
Language English
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Having escaped the Dusk Realm, Haruhiro and the party enter another world that is not Grimgar, one where the sun never rises. Even with no information to go on, Haruhiro still must lead his comrades. Fortunately, they discover a town where the residents of this new world live and they are able secure their safety for the time being. However, the environment is harsh and there are still a mountain of problems left to deal with. What's more, they have no leads on the all-important method for returning to Grimgar. They question whether they will they be able to go home, and if the real home that sometimes flashes through their minds is actually some other place entirely. With many feelings in their hearts, Haruhiro and the others proceed to explore the new world. As they wander through the ashes, what lies ahead for them?

Author Ao Jyumonji
Isbn 1718306121
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2018-01-28
Pages N.A
Language English
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Storied Waters chronicles the author’s six-week odyssey from Maine to Wisconsin and back to explore and fly fish America’s most storied waters and celebrate the writers and artists who made them famous. In a 5,000-mile odyssey covering over 50 locations in eight states, Van Wie follows and fishes in the footsteps of giants from Thoreau to Hemingway, Robert Traver to Corey Ford, Louise Dickinson Rich to Aldo Leopold to Winslow Homer and many more. Storied Waters provides a virtual roadmap through 200 years of fly-fishing literature and a literal roadmap—complete with local fishing tips—to the hallowed waters of our sport. In each chapter, informative sidebars detail fishing spots, best times to fish, major hatches, and other intel. Storied Waters is a grand vicarious adventure, driving the backroads for weeks at a time exploring beautiful places, and meeting fascinating people who share a common interest. With an easy, conversational writing voice enhanced with spectacular photographs, Van Wie relates an eclectic mix of travel narrative, natural history, and fishing tips and advice, as well as a deep (but sometimes humorously irreverent) appreciation for the writers who have created such a rich legacy of stories about fishing over the past 200 years.

Author David A. Van Wie
Isbn 081176821X
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2019-10-01
Pages 224
Language English
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In his previous life, Chen Chun didn't raise a peach. When she woke up again, she found that she had become a good chicken woman who could lay eggs during the coming of age ceremony ... After completing her mission as an adult female slave, she had quietly fled in accordance with the wishes of others. He had originally wanted to grow some fields, raise a few little buns, and randomly remodel some of the tribes that had fallen behind. One, two, three ... Why did men come to this door?

Author Tu JiaBaoBao
Isbn 1649489706
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-06-08
Pages N.A
Language English
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With Jedi Master Yoda as your guide, visit the incredible planets of a brick-built galaxy far, far away. Take a tour of 25 fascinating worlds, from desert planet Tatooine to remote ice world Hoth. Head off the familiar tourist track to Crait, or explore Yoda's own swamp hideout on Dagobah. Discover the must sees. Check out reviews and what to pack. Find out who you might bump into along the way! ©2021 The LEGO Group. © & TM 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Author Simon Hugo
Isbn 0744047560
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-04-13
Pages 88
Language English
File format PDF

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Author Nicole Kornher-Stace
Isbn
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2018-07-10
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF