Everything is . . . MAMA! Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's Tonight Show host, was on a mission with his first children's book to have every baby's first word be DADA. And it worked! A lot of babies' first words were DADA. However, everything after that was MAMA. So take a lighthearted look at the world from your baby's point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities.

Author Jimmy Fallon
Isbn 1250193141
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-10-10
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA and Everything Is Mama, returns with a book that teaches new babies the words for the various parts of their body--This is Baby. Let’s meet... Baby! From Baby’s HEAD to Baby’s TOES, there are so many parts of Baby you should know. But what’s the most important part of Baby? Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world gives you the facts.

Author Jimmy Fallon
Isbn 1250761921
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-10-08
Pages 40
Language English
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#1 New York Times Bestseller! Your baby's first word will be . . . "Dada!" Right? Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work? One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.

Author Jimmy Fallon
Isbn 1466885637
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-06-09
Pages 40
Language English
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Host of NBC's The Tonight Show and three-time #1 New York Times-bestselling author Jimmy Fallon returns with this sweet and spirited Christmas picture book. Just 5 more sleeps 'til Christmas! Can you believe it's here? I know that Santa's coming soon 'cause I've been good all year. Everyone who grew up celebrating Christmas remembers the excitement that built up to the most magical day of the year. But why not make the last week until Christmas more fun by counting how many sleeps until the arrival of Santa and his reindeer? Accompanied by the beautiful and energetic artwork of Rich Deas, enjoy the humor of Jimmy Fallon as he prepares readers for the most exciting week of the year in this new holiday tradition for your family—5 More Sleeps 'til Christmas.

Author Jimmy Fallon
Isbn 1250810930
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-27
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

Jimmy Fallon is very thankful. And in this first book to come from his TV show, he expresses his gratitude for everything from the light bulb he's too lazy to replace to the F12 button on his computer's keyboard. He thanks microbreweries for making his alcoholism seem like a neat hobby. He thanks the name "Lloyd" for having two L's. Otherwise it would just sound like "Loyd." He thanks the slow-moving family walking in front of him on the sidewalk. Without this "barricade of idiots," he might never have been forced to walk in the street and risk getting hit by a car in order to get around them. He's thankful to you, the person reading this right now. It means you're considering buying this book. You should do it. You will be thankful that you did.

Author Jimmy Fallon,the Writers of Late Night
Isbn 0892967374
Genre Humor
Year 2011-05-23
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

A Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Mama’s love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with little ones! On a rainy day when the house smells like cinnamon and Papa and Luca are still asleep, when the clouds are wearing shadows and the wind paints the window with beads of water, I want to be everywhere Mama is. With lyrical prose and a tender touch, the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Mama and Me is an ode to the strength of the bond between a mother and a daughter as they spend a rainy day together.

Author Cozbi A. Cabrera
Isbn 1534454225
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-08-25
Pages 40
Language English
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Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY! Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again! Kimmel’s proceeds from sales of THE SERIOUS GOOSE will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and children’s hospitals around the country.

Author Jimmy Kimmel
Isbn 052570776X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-12-03
Pages 40
Language English
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In the wide, shining world there is so much to see, and Twiga is curious. But Twiga's tall, tall Mama wants her baby to stay close, stay safe from the dangers that lurk near each irresistible sweet smell and sparkling sight that Twiga finds. With lyrical text and enchanting illustrations, this story of a mother's love will soothe and delight readers of all ages.

Author Toni Buzzeo
Isbn 142317173X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

In this beautifully illustrated children’s book, a heartwarming tale of motherly love unfolds in the Arctic north. In a timeless and universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place. The story is complemented by graphically stunning illustrations featuring whales, wolves, puffins, and sled dogs. This tender and reassuring book is one that both parents and children will turn to again and again.

Author Barbara M. Joosse
Isbn 1452172013
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-11-28
Pages 32
Language English
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“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.

Author Rachel Macy Stafford
Isbn 031033814X
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 240
Language English
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Snow day! School’s closed! And somewhere out there, a snowball fight is waiting to happen! Comedian and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon brings the high action and high comedy of winter’s most riotous kid rite of passage to life in brisk, uproarious verse. Snow bunnies and Fallon fans of all ages will recognize the runny noses, snowball assaults, toboggan shields, and hand-me-down snowsuits that are essential ingredients of cold-weather fun.

Author Jimmy Fallon
Isbn 0698165381
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-01-02
Pages 32
Language English
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Owen the baby hippo and his mama were best friends. They loved to play hide-and-seek on the banks of the Sabaki River in Africa. That was all before the tsunami came and washed Owen's world away. But after the rain stops, Owen befriends Mzee, a grayish brown tortoise. He plays with him, snuggles with him, and decides he just might turn out to be his best friend and a brand-new mama. Inspired by the tsunami of 2004, acclaimed storyteller Marion Dane Bauer and celebrated illustrator John Butler depict this heartwarming true tale of healing, adoption, and rebirth -- with splendid illustrations and oodles of love.

Author Marion Dane Bauer
Isbn 144242625X
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2010-11-16
Pages 32
Language English
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Babies can be a joy—and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit! This fascinating and hands-on guide shows you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development—using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new skills—everything from recognizing faces, voices, and shapes to understanding new words, learning to walk, and even distinguishing between right and wrong. Whether your little research subject is a newborn, a few months old, or a toddler, these simple, surprising projects will help you see the world through your baby’s eyes—and discover ways to strengthen newly acquired skills during your everyday interactions.

Author Shaun Gallagher
Isbn 1101599693
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 224
Language English
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Celebrate the heart connection between adopted children and the forever families who welcome them with kindness, care, and unconditional love in this powerful picture book from the author of Honey Baby Sugar Child. Carol Olivia Clementine lives with Mama Rose. Mama Rose is everything—tender and sweet. She is also as stern and demanding as any good parent should be. In the midst of their happy home, Carol misses her mother and father. She longs to be with them. But until that time comes around, she learns to surrender to the love that is present. Mama Rose becomes her “home.” And Carol Olivia Clementine concludes that she loves Miss Rose, “just like a mama.” This sweet read-aloud is, on the surface, all about the everyday home life a caregiver creates for a young child: she teachers Clementine how to ride a bike, clean her room, tell time. A deeper look reveals the patience, intention, and care little ones receives in the arms of a mother whose blood is not her blood, but whose bond is so deep—and so unconditional—that it creates the most perfect condition for a child to feel safe, successful, and deeply loved.

Author Alice Faye Duncan
Isbn 1534461841
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-01-14
Pages 40
Language English
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Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back? Of course she will. But before she does, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be! Activities for Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney Watch a Video

Author Anna Dewdney
Isbn 110164754X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2009-03-19
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

With more than 1.3 million video views each month and over fifty-two million total views on her YouTube channel, Howland’s (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week natural pregnancy book for soon-to-be moms. For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guidebooks are conventional, fear-based, and written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the old-school medical model of birth. But change is underway. A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve Howland, the woman behind the enormously popular Mama Natural blog and YouTube channel, has created an inspiring, fun, and informative guide that demystifies natural pregnancy and walks mom through the process one week at a time. The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. “Natural” recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage—not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Howland details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions. Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant. Encouraging, well-researched, and fun, The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth will be an essential companion for women everywhere to embrace natural pregnancy and reap all the benefits for both baby and mama.

Author Genevieve Howland
Isbn 1501146688
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 528
Language English
File format PDF

An inclusive, holistic, evidence-based guide for pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum journey—created for modern moms by the experts at the Motherly online community. Pregnancy isn’t just about creating a baby. It’s also about the powerful transformation we go through on the journey to becoming “mama.” We created The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama to coach and inspire you each step of the way. This is the pregnancy book we wish we’d had when we first became mothers—a mama-centered guide that doesn’t just focus on your baby’s needs, but honors and coaches you through this profound life change. Here’s the most important thing to remember: you are a phenom, and you are going to rock this. And you don’t have to do this alone. At your highest highs and your lowest lows, there is a village of professionals and peers to traverse this path with you. This book won’t bog you down with demands, give you more to be worried about, or tell you what to do. It’s impossible to know exactly what to expect during your pregnancy—after all, you are your own amazing woman with unique dreams, experiences, and needs. Instead, we’ve filled this illustrated guide with the best knowledge, wisdom, and support we have to offer, including: • Getting pregnant—planning, conception, fertility challenges, and finding the right care provider and birth strategy for you • Pregnancy month by month—how to understand, nourish, and support your own body and your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy • Giving birth—everything you need to feel empowered and prepared through the four stages of labor • The “fourth trimester”—helping you heal, process your experience, and thrive in the super-important and often ignored postpartum period • Tests and complications—no scare tactics, no intimidation; just good, well-researched information about the ways you can best prevent and prepare for challenges • Partners, friends, and family—our best tips for your whole support team • The many faces of mama—adoption, surrogacy, fostering, and the beautiful variety of motherhood experiences • Answers to the most common questions mamas have about finances, maternity leave, baby gear, relationships with family, nutrition, fitness, and much more Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, whether you’re still deciding about pregnancy or have an unplanned baby on the way, becoming mama involves your body, mind, emotions, lifestyle, relationships, schedule, spirituality, worldview—and most of all, your heart. This is an unprecedented time to embark on the journey of motherhood. You are part of a new generation of women elevating empowerment in all its forms. The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama was made for you—a loving and supportive embrace of your unique motherhood journey in all its power, complexity, and beauty.

Author Jill Koziol,Liz Tenety,Diana Spalding
Isbn 168364428X
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2020-04-14
Pages 576
Language English
File format PDF

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo?s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that?s as timely as ever. ?A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.?--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

Author Dalton Trumbo
Isbn 0806537604
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-11-15
Pages 288
Language English
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MUST HATE DOGS Do you hate dogs? Only want to talk about yourself? Is having a sense of humor something you’ve never been accused of? Think eating for pleasure is a complete waste of time? Agree that tipping is for suckers? Then you’re the date for me. Dixon Beckett is the kind of guy who loves his mama, treats women right, and never ever wants to fall in love again. That’s why he’ll do anything to win a bet to be the last single man standing by Christmas. He’s got a plan, too. Create the most no-good, horrible, very bad dating profile in existence. Only someone actually responds to his ad... The rules say he has to go on six dates with the first (or in his case, only) person who answers—even if that person is Fiona Hartigan: Hater of dogs, non-lover of any delicious food, and zero sense of humor. But something feels off about this pariah. In fact, Dixon is almost positive Fiona is just pretending to be awful. Pretending to be the most horrible date in existence. And she’s most definitely pretending to not be as interested in him as he is in her. The more Dixon Beckett starts to unravel the mystery of why Fiona answered his ad in the first place, the more he starts considering the most vile, awful, terrible idea ever...falling in love. Each book in the Last Man Standing series is STANDALONE: * Mama's Boy * Neanderthal * Mansplainer

Author Avery Flynn
Isbn 1649370156
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-09-27
Pages 356
Language English
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You’ve Got This, Mama: A Mother’s Guide To Embracing The Chaos And Living An Empowered Life is a beautiful collection of heartwarming and inspiring stories told by the real mamas who experienced them. Let’s face it, motherhood is the hardest job you’ll ever love, and it is not meant to be braved alone. It takes a village, right? There is no greater comfort than knowing you’re not alone. One, if not many, of these gorgeous souls will provide you with that. We can be your village, and lucky for you, we fit in your diaper bag. This book, much like motherhood, is full of emotion, joy, sadness, excitement, hardships, love, and beautiful chaos. Our authors share their most intimate journeys and reflections with you in hopes to empower and provide you the judgment-free support we all deserve. We will help you up when you’ve fallen, shine a light during those dark times, and fan out your cape for you, Supermom. The mama tribe is here to help you take motherhood by the horns and if nothing else, prove to you, yes indeed, you’ve got this!

Author Sabrina Greer
Isbn 1988736390
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2018-05-14
Pages N.A
Language English
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A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she’s in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own—one that just might bring her mother home for good. With stirring illustrations, this tender tale shows the human side of immigration and imprisonment—and shows how every child has the power to make a difference.

Author Edwidge Danticat
Isbn 0399185887
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 32
Language English
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Mama of ten Abbie Halberstadt helps women humbly and gracefully rise to the high calling of motherhood without settling for mediocrity or losing their minds in the process. Motherhood is a challenge. Unfortunately, our worldly culture offers moms little in the way of real help. Mamas only connect to celebrate surviving another day and to share in their misery rather than rejoice in what God has done and to build each other up in hard times. There has a be a better way, a biblical way, for mamas to grow and thrive. As a daughter of Christ, you have been called to be more than an average mama. Attaining excellence doesn’t have to be unsettling but it will take committed focus and a desire to parent well according to God’s grace and for His glory. M is for Mama offers advice, encouragement, and scripturally sound strategies seasoned with a little bit of humor to help you embrace the challenge of biblical motherhood and raise your children with love and wisdom. Mama, you are worthy of the awesome responsibility God has given you. Now it’s time to start believing you can live up to it.

Author Abbie Halberstadt
Isbn 0736983783
Genre Religion
Year 2022-02-01
Pages 240
Language English
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If you’re a mom (or mom-to-be) who wants to raise decent human beings, maintain your pre-baby identity and not lose your sh*t along the way, congrats: you’ve just found the parenting book of your dreams. The Rebel Mama's Handbook for (Cool) Moms is a girlfriend’s guide to early motherhood. It’s the Coles Notes for all those boring baby books you never get through. It’s the instruction manual you wish your kid(s) came with—complete with cocktail list. Welcome to motherhood. Let’s do this . . .

Author Aleks Jassem,Nikita Stanley
Isbn 1443461407
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2020-03-31
Pages 224
Language English
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Sometimes, Mama needs a minute—and that's OK! From Nicole Sloan, founder of the Weird Mom Club—an inclusive Internet space for nonconforming moms—Mama Needs a Minute is an affirming, entertaining book for moms and toddlers to share. All about balancing a mama's needs with those of her kiddos, this sweet story teaches that love can look a lot of different ways. For kids, the book is a gentle introduction to concepts of self-respect and setting boundaries, and for moms, it’s a reminder to practice self-care.

Author Nicole Sloan
Isbn 1524860840
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-02-04
Pages 16
Language English
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In this charming book, one little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive. He keeps asking, “Mama, is it summer yet?” Mama responds saying, ”Not yet,” but there are plenty of signs that indicate spring is changing into summer: The earth is soft and there are seeds to plant, birds singing, ducklings in the pond, and pink blossoms blooming. The young boy even wears his bathing suit and carries a beach pail in preparation, but will it ever be summer? The text is a wonderful celebration of the change of seasons and showcases Nikki’s images of nature and the joys of family and community.

Author Nikki McClure
Isbn 161312354X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-04-03
Pages 32
Language English
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A delightful word book illustrated with familiar and comforting art from the world of Goodnight Moon. Sturdy board pages with 100 words organized into categories such as Animals, Colors, Toys, and Bedtime makes this word book just right for helping babies and toddlers identify words they’re beginning to learn. There’s no better way to get kids pointing, naming, and talking than with the iconic words and illustrations readers will recognize from Margaret Wise Brown’s and Clement Hurd’s beloved classics Goodnight Moon and My World. Perfect for tiny hands and growing minds, this word book is a great addition to every child’s first bookshelf.

Author Margaret Wise Brown
Isbn 0063017431
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-09-01
Pages 16
Language English
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RAIN ALREADY KNOWS HOW HARD LIFE CAN BE. BUT SHE IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER A SHATTERING SECRET FROM THE PAST THAT WILL CHANGE HER FUTURE FOREVER.... Growing up in the ghettos of Washington, D.C., the cards are stacked against a hardworking dreamer like Rain Arnold. Rain has fought to be the best daughter she can: she studies hard and gets good grades; she helps her mother cook and clean. And unlike her defiant younger sister, she avoids the dangers of the city streets as if her life depends on it...and it does. But Rain can't suppress the feeling that she has never truly fit in, that she is a stranger in her own world. Then one fateful night, Rain overhears something she shouldn't: a heartbreaking revelation from the past, a long-buried secret that is about to change her life in ways she never could have imagined. In the blink of an eye, everything Rain has ever known -- the family she has loved and the familiar place she has called home is left behind, and Rain is sent to live with total strangers, the wealthy Hudson family. But just as she did not belong to the troubled world she was raised in, Rain is also out of place in this realm of luxury and privilege. With nowhere to turn, Rain finds an escape in the theater, inside the walls of an exclusive private school. But will it be enough to fulfill her heart's deepest wish -- and give her a place to call home?

Author V.C. Andrews
Isbn 1451637047
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-02-08
Pages 448
Language English
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Many stories have been told about the famous Lost Boys, but now for the first time, a Lost Girl shares her hauntingly beautiful and inspiring story. One of the first unaccompanied refugee children to enter the United States in 2000, after South Sudan's second civil war took the lives of most of her family, Rebecca's story begins in the late 1980s when, at the age of four, her village was attacked and she had to escape. WHAT THEY MEANT FOR EVIL is the account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and purity of a child, Rebecca recalls how she endured fleeing from gunfire, suffering through hunger and strength-sapping illnesses, dodging life-threatening predators-lions, snakes, crocodiles, and soldiers alike-that dogged her footsteps, and grappling with a war that stole her childhood. Her story is a lyrical, captivating portrait of a child hurled into wartime, and how through divine intervention, she came to America and found a new life full of joy, hope, and redemption.

Author Rebecca Deng
Isbn 1546013210
Genre Religion
Year 2019-09-10
Pages 304
Language English
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Award-winning author Carolyn Meyer's ANASTASIA is back in print with a gorgeous new package! Thirteen-year-old Anastasia is the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia. Anastasia is used to a life of luxury; her major concerns are how to get out of her detested schoolwork to play in the snow, go ice-skating, or have picnics. She wears diamonds and rubies, and every morning her mother tells her which matching outfit she and her three sisters shall wear that day. It's a fairy tale life -- until everything changes with the outbreak of war between Russia and Germany. As Russia enters WWI, hunger and poverty grows among the peasants, and soon they are not pleased with their ruler. While the czar is trying win a war and save their country, the country is turning on the royal family. When her father and the rest of the family are imprisoned by the Bolsheviks, suddenly Anastasia understands what this war is costing the people. In the pages of her diary, Anastasia chronicles the wealth and luxury of her royal days, as well as the fall from power, and her uncertain fate.

Author Carolyn Meyer
Isbn 0545576342
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 224
Language English
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A look inside of what truly goes on in the Projects once the Streetlights come on. The story takes place in a St. Louis city Projects that’s known for drugs, money, & murder. The story is about three lifelong friends who experience both tragedy and triumph as they try to escape the only life they’ve ever known for a lifestyle they know nothing about. The main character, Tyrell Biggs, a young up and coming rapper/producer and known hustler attempts to overcome the many stresses of life, family, and friends. As he attempts to balance his time & energy with the music, drug dealing, and family, he soon finds that the three are a deadly combination. He then embraces his passion for the music and tries to erase his addiction for the money, only finding himself thrust in a paradox of stress, death, and tears. Shortly after losing his mom and best friend his girlfriend leaves him to raise a child on his own. Now forced with many difficult decisions Tyrell’s writings and music becomes his only outlet of expression. As visions of his past haunt his memories his writing and music becomes more personal yet more accepted by his peers. Eventually reaching him to the stratosphere of stardom….

Author Larry Nunn
Isbn 1453727760
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-01-01
Pages 237
Language English
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When two college roommates reconnect after twenty years and find themselves both pregnant with baby girls, nothing could seem more blissful. That is, until they actually have the babies. Cue Momlandia: a strange universe that looks nothing like moms of Instagram. Braless, sleepless, and covered with milk, these friends fight for their pre-baby sanity the best way modern moms know how—one text message at a time. Together, they wade through the strange vortex of momlife, navigating GMO-sized body parts, tangled breast pumps, and sudden-onset husband hatred. Where is the glitter-filled Momtopia they were marketed? Strapping on their belly bands and pulling up their postpartum panties, these BFFs guzzle coffee and kale in search of organic motherhood. Hand-churning flax muffins while fighting their own muffintops, surely they can become the selfless, maternal saints they’d envisioned themselves to be. Or can they? To all those “natural” moms in search of perfection, we hail you, one momguilt, mombod, momfail at a time.

Author Jennifer Strube,Samantha Lemos
Isbn 1725291258
Genre Self-Help
Year 2021-02-25
Pages 152
Language English
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Announcing the first edition of Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022. Designed to help authors, editors, agents, publicists, and anyone else working in book publishing understand the changing landscape of book publishing, it is an essential reference for anyone who works in the industry. Written by industry veterans and co-published with Publishers Weekly magazine, here is the first-ever book to offer a comprehensive view of how modern book publishing works. It offers history and context, as well as up-to-the-minute information for anyone interested in working in the field and for authors looking to succeed with a publisher or by self-publishing. You’ll find here information on: Finding an agent Self-publishing Amazon Barnes & Noble and other book chains Independent bookstores Special sales (non-traditional book markets) Distribution Foreign markets Publicity, Marketing, Advertising Subsidiary rights Book production E-books and audiobooks Diversity, equity, and inclusion across the industry And more! Whether you’re a seasoned publishing professional, just starting out in the business, or simply interested in how book publishing works, the Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac will be an annual go-to reference guide and an essential, authoritative resource that will make that knowledge accessible to a broad audience. Featuring original essays from and interviews with some of the industry's most insightful and innovative voices along with highlights of PW's news coverage over the last year, the Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac is an indispensable guide for publishers, editors, agents, publicists, authors and anyone who wants better to understand this business, its history, and its mysteries.

Author Publishers Weekly
Isbn 1510768904
Genre Reference
Year 2021-11-30
Pages 768
Language English
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Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what’s right It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade—no matter how many times she’s told no. This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking up.

Author Marilyn Hilton
Isbn 0698191277
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 400
Language English
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Make words the core of classroom instruction and engagement; day by day, word by word. This practical resource is designed to help students discover why word choice and language matter as they build vocabulary across subject areas, gain confidence in word usage, and increase their understanding of word patterns. This practical book shows you how to motivate students to become passionate about words and develop strategies to help them grow in language and learning skills. Ideal for new and experienced teachers, Word by Word is committed to helping students develop innovative ways to explore and make meaning with words.

Author Larry Swartz
Isbn 155138938X
Genre Education
Year 2019-01-14
Pages 168
Language English
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This story revolves around a young girl's unending passion for and ultimate marriage to a man more interested in the miner's union then in the one he has consummated with her. Both Characters, strong in totally different ways compel the reader to sympathize alternately with each, creating a desire to discover the final culmination of this love/hate relationship and the many lives affected by it. The Pennsylvania coal miners who despite their hazardous lives, both physical and financial, their bigotry and ultimate betrayal by John L. Lewis were the true heroes of this county, through the beginning of it's growth to the end of World War II.

Author Elaine Sharshon
Isbn 1456744704
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-04-27
Pages 256
Language English
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'From the mind of a fresh new author, comes new life to the vampire legend. In a tale cross between Interview with the vampire and the Harry Potter series, comes this new vampire saga. Full of vampires, werewolves, giants, elves, dwarves and even a foul mouthed pixie. This story will show you historical fiction that will have you questioning your own beliefs. And maybe even scare you out of your seat. – Welcome to Malikperse.' A strange ship docks in the supernatural world of Malikperse. With it the sun dies and the moon rises full and bright. Werewolves lead the attack followed by Hades and his army of followers. Everyone must come together to protect Vampire Island and their world from the forces of Hell. Wolfmen, Witches, Vampires and even Lucifer himself join in the fight against Hades. But for Hades, all that matters is to kill the man that turned his back on him. The man created before Adam, Banished to the underworld by God. Tortured and then betrayed by another. The mortal made vampire. First of his kind, the most feared in all the underworld. Returns to the mortal world in search of revenge.

Author Keith Armstrong
Isbn 1716330823
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-12-14
Pages N.A
Language English
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Appearing at the foot of the bed where the beautiful woman is giving birth to a daughter, the huge cougar sits quietly because he knows all that is to be and sees all that is. Yet this is only the beginning of the long trek for the mystical giant cat and the girl as she grows into womanhood. You will be taken on a journey through love, the supernatural, mystery, intrigue and murder. Traveling from the Ohio River Valley in the 1800's to the majestic Rocky Mountains and Spirit Lake, the mysterious lake where Winter Woman waits patiently. Winter Woman who is Legend, as is her son, the handsome, sensuous Chief, both knowing without knowing and sharing the mystic power of the Cougar of Spirit Lake.

Author Linnette Eller
Isbn 1456606018
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-02-21
Pages 471
Language English
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Mama Jones: My Guide to Love and Romance. Just when you thought it was safe, Mama Jones, the Reality TV Star, strikes with her self-styled brand of realness in Mama Jones: Her Guide to Love & Romance. She skillfully blends humor and old school wisdom to teach the masses how to love. The self-proclaimed Realest Bitch holds back no punches when expressing her views, which are non-traditional, to say the least. Her insight on male/female relationships rivals those who claim to be experts in the field. Because she is so real, she cuts straight to the chase when giving advice on Love & Romance. That is what makes her guidance so powerful. She compels you to see life through her lenses. Her goal is to inject the world with Mama Jones dose of reality, restoring the balance in how people interact with one another. She addresses the young men and women of this generation profoundly, challenging them to embrace each other in a more affectionate manner. Mama Jones: Her Guide to Love & Romance is not just about relationships, its also a spiritual and a motivational manual. She is a God-fearing woman, and her chief philosophy is God is Love. This book will make you laugh and cry while enlightening the mind, body, heart, and soul. www.wclarkpublishing.com

Author Mama Jones,Alah Adams
Isbn 1936649519
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-10-16
Pages 267
Language English
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Natalie and Joseph Reyes have everything any young interracial couple could desire - a loving marriage, children together, wealth, and enterprise. But the demands of a controlling mother-in-law and her husband's unaccounted hours spent in places unknown to Natalie threaten to drive a wedge between them. With dwindling trust in her beloved accompanied by mysterious symptoms within her body, Natalie agonizes as a single mother within her marriage. Relatives who witness Natalie's faith can only wish for her problems. An adulterous past and scandalous tendencies threaten to shatter the love between Shasta and Javier Reyes. Unknown to their family, a violent face-off occurs when Natalie's psychotic cousin, Emma Jean, torments the men who attempted to kidnap her. Cousin Tiphany Taylor hopes to marry the wealthy father of her children until reality forces her to make a heart-wrenching decision. Alicia Reyes goes on a manhunt for her meddling widowed mother and finds a homeless man to groom for the mission. The shattering worlds of the prominent Reyes and Taylor families blend as a distractive force against the couple, who married from each family. Surrounded by everyone elsea s drama, Natalie and Joseph rarely find time to strengthen what she sees as a starving marriage. Marriage Vows Under Fire Mega Series 1 is an extensive version of Wedding Vows Under Fire Launch Series.

Author Lanette Zavala
Isbn 1456617966
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-07-15
Pages 275
Language English
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No one said adulthood was easy; no one said growing up rich in a poor, Southern town was easy, either. Joseph Thompson is a young, handsome black man--the son of a billionaire, born to privilege. He lives in the affluent neighborhood aptly titled The Bridge, sandwiched on one end by housing projects and by a trailer park on the other. Despite his father’s scorn, while in college, he falls for Tonya, a common black woman as his father described her. When Joseph’s mother is murdered, dating below his class seems to be the least of his worries. He strikes up an unlikely friendship with a beautiful blonde named Karen. Their friendship soon blossoms into something more, and Joseph, Tonya and Karen find themselves trapped in a vicious love triangle of their own making--a triangle their youth lacks the maturity to handle. Joseph finds himself pulled between the mystery of his mother’s death and the possibility of lifelong love with two different women. Tonya must rise above poverty to prove that life is more than loss, while Karen struggles to battle her addictive demons. Can such troubled young people truly love one another? Or will they learn that you can’t love someone else without first learning to love and accept yourself?

Author Lindor Joelle
Isbn 1462024920
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-11-21
Pages 354
Language English
File format PDF