Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist Natalie Portman retells three classic fables and imbues them with wit and wisdom. From realizing that there is no “right” way to live to respecting our planet and learning what really makes someone a winner, the messages at the heart of Natalie Portman’s Fables are modern takes on timeless life lessons. Told with a playful, kid-friendly voice and perfectly paired with Janna Mattia’s charming artwork, Portman’s insightful retellings of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, and Country Mouse and City Mouse are ideal for reading aloud and are sure to become beloved additions to family libraries. An instant New York Times bestseller!

Author Natalie Portman
Isbn 1250804620
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-20
Pages 64
Language English
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#1 New York Times bestseller! Actress, producer, and parent Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars, Frozen) and creative director and parent Benjamin Hart have a new challenge for you and your kids: become a purple person by embracing what makes YOU special while finding common ground with those around you. What is a purple person? Great question. I mean, really great! Because purple people always ask really great questions. They bring their family, friends, and communities together, and they speak up for what’s right. They are kind and hardworking, and they love to laugh (especially at Grandpa’s funny noises)! A purple person is an everyday superhero! How do you become one? That’s the fun part! Penny Purple will lead you through the steps. Get ready to be silly, exercise your curiosity, use your voice, and be inspired. Looking to reach beyond the political divide of red and blue, Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart have created a hilarious and joyous read-aloud that offers a wonderful message about embracing the things that bring us together as humans. This book will inspire a whole generation to paint the world purple!

Author Kristen Bell,Benjamin Hart
Isbn 0593121988
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-06-02
Pages 40
Language English
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Missy Franklin is one of the most talented swimmers in the world. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. She was Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year and was awarded the American Swimmer of the Year award in 2012. Swimming with Faith: The Missy Franklin Story details her rise in fame as a swimmer and humbleness in the sport and in her personal life.

Author Natalie Davis Miller
Isbn 0310748542
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 144
Language English
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One tiny act of kindness can have a huge impact. And in this heartwarming, hopeful, absolutely true story, a simple letter does just that. A true story that quickly went viral, this is now a timely, extraordinary picture book. Sincerely, Emerson follows eleven-year-old Emerson Weber as she writes a letter of thanks to her postal carrier, Doug, and creates a nationwide outpouring of love. This is a story of gratitude, hope, and recognition: for all the essential helpers we see everyday, and all those who go unseen. Perfect for sharing alongside such favorites as Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Hill's Be Kind and Matt de la Peña and Loren Long's Love. There are lots of ways to help the world go round: Some people collect the trash. Some stock grocery shelves. Some drive buses and trains. Some help people who are sick. Some deliver our mail. And some people write letters.

Author Emerson Weber
Isbn 0063089599
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-12-08
Pages 32
Language English
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Natalie Andrewson brings E.T.A. Hoffmann’s surreal and fantastical story to life like never before in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Of all the gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve, only one captures Marie Stahlbaum’s heart: a humble nutcracker. He’s a curious little man, with kind eyes, sweet red cheeks, and a friendly appearance. And as midnight nears, he comes to life, revealing a fairy-tale world of magic and wonder, wicked princesses and fierce battles . . . and an ancient curse that can only be broken with the help of a true friend. With the evil Mouse King looming and her dream world threatened, Marie will have to find the strength to stand up for her nutcracker—no matter what it takes.

Author E.T.A. Hoffmann
Isbn 1250805074
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-09-08
Pages 144
Language English
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Whether your Thanksgiving is more sweatpants on the couch or turkey with all the trimmings, everyone loves a good tradition. From competitive yearly football matches (hello, Monica and Ross) to family arguments (again, hello, Monica and Ross) to repeating movies - or books. Louisa May Alcott’s "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" is like a warming cup of cocoa for the soul. In this holiday treat we follow a family preparing for their own Thanksgiving. There is of course, drama, spirited arguments and narrowly missed arguments, but at the end of it all a spectacular turkey with all the trimmings is ready and waiting. A heartwarming treat to get you into the holiday spirit. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) discovered writing at an early age, where she often thought up stories about villains, ghosts, or damsels in distress. Driven by economic misfortunes, she worked several jobs but later chose writing as her sole purpose. She was a devout feminist and did not marry throughout her life. Her most famous works include the novel "Little Women", its sequel "Little Men", as well as "Good Wives" and "An Old-Fashioned Girl". Her masterpiece "Little Women" was made into a highly successful 2019 movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet.

Author Louisa May Alcott
Isbn 8726645971
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-09-06
Pages 82
Language English
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Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s first children’s book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes. The book’s storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion. This is your bench Where you’ll witness great joy. From here you will rest See the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort. Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father’s love through a mother’s eyes. With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.

Author Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
Isbn 0735272174
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-06-08
Pages 40
Language English
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A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Isbn 1442408944
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2012-02-21
Pages 368
Language English
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What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle. In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium, PLAY. Like generation-defining albums before it, PLAY was ubiquitous, and catapulted Moby to superstardom. Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most days), drinking litres of vodka (every day), and sleeping with super models (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn't last. And then it fell apart. The second volume of Moby's memoir is a classic about the banality of fame. It is shocking, riotously entertaining, extreme, and unforgiving. It is unedifying, but you can never tear your eyes away from the page.

Author Moby
Isbn 0571339425
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2019-04-30
Pages 320
Language English
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Instagram superstar and New York Times bestselling author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Eva Chen embarks on an all-new picture book venture of jurassic proportions, vibrantly brought to life by Matthew Rivera's rainbow watercolors. Dinosaurs are awesome. Unicorns are, too. So what happens when you combine the best parts of each? Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex! Join Roxy in all her sassy, steak-loving, glittery glory as she learns about the importance of staying true to yourself, celebrating your differences, and finding friends who love you for who you are.

Author Eva Chen
Isbn 1250780691
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 32
Language English
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Learn how to say “I love you” in ten different languages with this heartwarming board book. “I love you” may sound different around the world, but the meaning is the same. From China, to France, to Russia, to Brazil, and beyond, this charming board book features “I love you” in ten different languages. Tapping into the emotions that parents feel for their children, the rhyming text is accompanied by sweet artwork that depicts different cultures around the world.

Author Hannah Eliot
Isbn 1534400133
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-12-05
Pages 26
Language English
File format PDF

From former BuzzFeed personality Ashly Perez comes a funny, honest, and unabashedly feminist book of inspiration and wisdom to help you plant some roots, live in the process, and accept you for you. Take a break from mindless phone scrolling and empower yourself to live intentionally and find meaning all around you every single day. Read This for Inspiration, filled with short bursts of encouragement and enlightenment, is your staring place. Look inward and also way beyond your arm’s length—these entries are inspiring not only for the wisdom they impart but also for the way they lift you up. Virtual BuzzFeed start turned television writer Ashley Perez has compiled all of the inspirations that have enriched her own life—influenced by history, literature, music, and her mom—to help you discover what motivates you. We all have to start somewhere.

Author Ashly Perez
Isbn 0593135342
Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-12-01
Pages 256
Language English
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Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family. “Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of cooking with the women in my family. It is the foundation for all I have spent my life working on.” –Padma Lakshmi Neela loves cooking with her amma and writing down the recipes in her notebook. It makes her feel closer to her paati who lives far away in India. On Saturdays, Neela and Amma go to the green market and today they are buying tomatoes to make Paati's famous sauce. But first, Neela needs to learn about all the different kinds of tomatoes they can pick from. And as Neela and Amma cook together, they find a way for Paati to share in both the love and the flavors of the day. Bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation Padma Lakshmi takes young readers on an intergenerational journey full of delicious flavors and fun food facts that celebrates a family's treasured recipes. And Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal brings this circle of women to life with vivid detail and warmth. Tomatoes for Neela lovingly affirms how we can connect to other cultures, as well as to our own, through food.

Author Padma Lakshmi
Isbn 0593202716
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-08-31
Pages 40
Language English
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Encourage kids to live out loud and be their truest selves with this picture book from host of So You Think You Can Dance and mom Cat Deeley. Dream big, as big as the night sky full of stars. When you discover the things you love, you’ll find true joy. Journey through a magical world, filled with a colorful cast of animals, where readers have endless opportunities to be themselves and find freedom in expression. They will delight in the silly humor and undeniable spirit of this rhythmic picture book—and take to heart the message that they are enough exactly as they are! Cat Deeley’s debut is the perfect gift for baby showers, birthday parties, and moving-up ceremonies. Its cozy illustrations also make it an ideal bedtime book that you can read to your little one.

Author Cat Deeley
Isbn 0593181433
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-09-15
Pages 32
Language English
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La Vie est belle. Il arrive pourtant que nous en doutions. Toute la création est soumise à des lois universelles dont l’une d’entre elles est la dualité : rien n’existe sans son contraire. Tout comme la lumière ne peut exister sans l’ombre, les humains en perpétuelle quête de bonheur doivent aussi faire face à des épreuves, aucune vie n’en est exempte. Les sensations liées à la souffrance nous poussent à l’éviter... inconsciemment. Et si la souffrance avait un sens ? Comment l’accueillir au lieu de la fuir ? Comment transformer les zones d’ombre et faire rayonner notre lumière pour attirer plus de Paix, d’Amour, de Joie. Dès lors que nous nous opposons aux lois qui régissent « le grand orchestre de la Vie » nous devons en assumer les conséquences. Stress, anxiété, maladie, sont le reflet d’un déséquilibre. Notre société est avide de bien-être mais ses « musiciens » créent souvent l’inverse ! À partir d’un vécu personnel et professionnel l’auteur apporte un éclairage sur les mémoires inconscientes qui paralysent, sur les schémas répétitifs qui bloquent la libre circulation de l’énergie la plus précieuse qui soit, celle de l’énergie vitale ! Étonnantes, mystérieuses, ludiques, les Fables de la Source relatent des synchronicités, ces coïncidences qui jalonnent notre existence. Les remarquons-nous ? Leur accordons-nous une quelconque importance ? Jocelyne Tessier Lesage nous invite à découvrir comment elles ont transformé sa vie et comment elles peuvent aussi changer la vôtre !

Author Jocelyne Tessier Lesage
Isbn
Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-12-02T00:00:00Z
Pages N.A
Language English
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The TLA Video and DVD Guide 2005 is the absolutely indispensable guide to worthwhile cinema. It includes over 10,000 entries on the best of film and video that a real film lover might actually want to see. Unlike some of the other mass market guides that tend to be clogged with unenlightening entries on even more unenlightening films, TLA focuses on independent, foreign, and the best of Hollywood to bring the cineaste an opinionated guide that is both fun and useful. The guide includes: -Reviews of more than 10,000 films -Four detailed indexes--by star, directory, country of origin, and theme -More than 300 photos throughout -A listing of all the major film awards of the past quarter-century, as well as TLA Bests and recommended films -A comprehensive selection of cinema from more than 50 countries Now published annually, the TLA Video and DVD Guide is one of the most respected guides from one of the finest names in video retailing, perfect for anyone with an eclectic taste in cinema.

Author David Bleiler
Isbn 1466867825
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 816
Language English
File format PDF

The TLA Film, Video and DVD Guide 2004 is the absolutely indispensable guide to worthwhile cinema. It includes over 10,000 entries on the best of film and video that a real film lover might actually want to see. Unlike some of the other mass market guides that tend to be clogged with unenlightening entries on even more unenlightening films, TLA focuses on independent, foreign as well as the best of Hollywood to bring the cineaste an opinionated guide that is both fun to read and easy to use. The guide includes: * Reviews of more than 10,000 entries * Four detailed indexes--by star, director, country of origin, and theme. * More than 300 photos throughout * A listing of all the major film awards of the past quarter century, as well as TLA Bests and recommended films *A comprehensive selection of cinema from over 50 countries. From one of the finest names in video retailing and a growing rental chain comes the latest edition of one of the most respected film, video, and DVD guides. The TLA Film, Video and DVD Guide is perfect for anyone with an eclectic taste in cinema.

Author David Bleiler
Isbn 1466867817
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 800
Language English
File format PDF

“Young women looking for inspiration will surely find it” (Booklist) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty. This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. Originally published in two volumes over a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of Girls Who Rocked the World spans a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Harriet Tubman and Coco Chanel to S.E. Hinton and Maya Lin—each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today’s young women are interspersed throughout the book, which also includes profiles of teenagers who are rocking the world right now—girls like Winter Vinecki, the creator of the nonprofit organization Team Winter, and Jazmin Whitley, the youngest designer to show at L.A. Fashion Week. It’s never too soon to start making a difference, and these exhilarating examples of girl power in action make for ideal motivation.

Author Michelle Roehm McCann,Amelie Welden
Isbn 1442451823
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2012-10-30
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF