#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face—who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Author ,
Isbn 037589988X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-14
Pages 320
Language English
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#1 New York Times bestselling author! In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Best Seller!

Author Rainbow Rowell
Isbn 125003096X
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 448
Language English
File format PDF

Celebrate the one-year-olds in your life with this perfect first-birthday gift! You're one! You are one of a kind. Great things come in ones. Which ones will we find? In this lively and fun-filled board book celebrating the number one, babies and their favorite grown-ups will enjoy finding all the ways in which number one is special: one tummy to tickle, one mouth for eating birthday cake, one moon, one sun... and one YOU! Children will love having their special age celebrated in such a personal way, and parents will appreciate the easy introduction to counting and super-simple math as baby gets comfortable with the idea of one as a number. It's a perfect gift for first birthdays and baby's first Christmas--or anytime your little ONE is celebrated! And look for the companion book, You're Two!, for all the two-year-olds in your life!

Author Shelly Unwin
Isbn 1984892460
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-09-10
Pages 26
Language English
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On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be the same." On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced. On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years. This debut picture book by Nancy Tillman has touched the hearts of readers of all ages, from the youngest readers, to new mothers, to grandparents. A New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling book, On the Night You Were Born is sure to be a beloved addition to family libraries.

Author Nancy Tillman
Isbn 1429995491
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2006-10-17
Pages 32
Language English
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DANICA SHARDAE IS an avian shapeshifter, and the golden hawk’s form in which she takes to the sky is as natural to her as the human one that graces her on land. The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how the fighting began. As heir to the avian throne, she’ll do anything in her power to stop this war—even accept Zane Cobriana, the terrifying leader of her kind’s greatest enemy, as her pair bond and make the two royal families one. Trust. It is all Zane asks of Danica—and all they ask of their people—but it may be more than she can give. A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year A VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List selection

Author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Isbn 0375891897
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2008-12-23
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Author Bill Gates
Isbn 0735280452
Genre Science
Year 2021-02-16
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, considered one of the finest novels ever written, chronicles Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 19th century. A linked table of contents is included to navigate this massive epic. ”War and Peace” is not just a classic novel, but a real heroic epic, the literary value of which is not comparable to any other work. The writer himself considered it a poem, where the private life of a person is inseparable from the history of the whole country. Events and impressions from a peaceful life do not leave characters during the war, on the contrary, they come to life more strongly in their souls. War for them is a test of the importance and significance of man. The bearers of true heroism in Tolstoy’s novel were ordinary people. War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, published serially, then in its entirety in 1869. It is regarded as one of Tolstoy's finest literary achievements.

Author Leo Tolstoy
Isbn 171614258X
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-04-01
Pages N.A
Language English
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A compact, comprehensive, and very silly field guide featuring more than 200 of the rudest birds on earth. Effin' Birds is the most eagerly anticipated new volume in the grand and noble profession of nature writing and bird identification. Sitting proudly alongside Sibley, Kaufman, and Peterson, this book contains more than 150 pages crammed full of classic, monochrome plumage art paired with the delightful but dirty aphorisms (think "I'm going to need more booze to deal with this week") that made the Effin' Birds Twitter feed a household name. Also included in its full, Technicolor glory is John James Audubon's most beautiful work matched with modern life advice. Including never-before-seen birds, insults, and field notes, this guide is a must-have for any effin' fan or birder.

Author Aaron Reynolds
Isbn 1984856294
Genre Humor
Year 2019-10-15
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

First published in 1927, "The Baby Bird and Its Problems" is a vintage treatise on young birds with a special focus on their early development and common ailments. The author combined the simple observations of the naturalist with contemporary scientific understanding, making for fascinating and informative reading. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in ornithology, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage bird watching literature. Contents include: "The Call Of Spring", "The Homes In Which The Baby Birds Are Born", "The Eggs From Which The Nesting Birds Are Hatched", "The Baby Bird Within The Egg", "How Young Birds are Protected Against Their Enemies", " How And On What Young Birds Are Fed", " How And On What Young Birds Are Fed (continued)", "How The Nursery In Some Cases Is Kept Clean", "How Young Birds Are Affected By The Heat", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on ornithology.

Author W. Bickerton
Isbn 1473344093
Genre Nature
Year 2017-09-29
Pages 198
Language English
File format PDF

Are you ready to fully connect with your own creatively unfolding inner truths? That challenge -- and opportunity -- confronts readers of Journey to the Inner Circle, and Beyond: One Man's Search for His True Self, a true story by noted trainer/coach/movement specialist Blaise Eagleheart. In exploring the depths of Blaise's mid-1980s experiences, readers will be creatively moving through their own personal life journey. "These freeing inner worlds are the one common thread all Mankind has that will allow anyone to ascend to the higher aspects within the God Consciousness that they are," Blaise explains. Be prepared to enter into a world of illusion, of feeling, of question, of sensitivity, of awareness, and of truth. Be open enough to seriously question the realities that exist and circulate within your current life concept and belief structure. Blaise writes, "As I peeled the layers away, I knew that to find the answers I would have to give up my life to the intelligence that first consummated my life journey at the moment of my conception. The evolution of the journey from the outer world in Chapter 1 to the experience of my death in Chapter 11 -- my ideas, my questions, my insights and my knowledge -- all was transcribed to paper in the event I did not survive the journey. To find the truth I had to be willing to give up my existence, not intellectually, but emotionally, and through experience, not through words." Author Blaise Eagleheart lives in Victoria, B.C., where he is the owner and operator of Natural Movement Centre. He is an Integrated Movement Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer. As someone who has always 'walked his own creative path, ' Blaise became passionately aware of how the mind, body and emotions are functionally integrated and how they operate individually and collectively. He has openly shared his awareness with others to make the world a better place. Blaise has always been a warrior, consciously confronting illusionary beliefs to find his own experiential truths. He physically trained as a fanatic throughout his twenties, challenging his self-imposed beliefs in order to find the endless possibilities of his creative movements through unorthodox training methods. He played and coached rugby at club, Island and Provincial levels, before immersing himself in the martial art of Chien Lung. He also studied Eastern healing arts and other energy-based disciplines. He then opened a dojo with his Teacher, where he taught biomechanics of movement and life skills, as well as martial art classes for children and adults. Blaise continues to incorporate this martial art philosophy in his work at Natural Movement Centre. Contact Blaise Eagleheart through www.NaturalMovementCentre.com.

Author Blaise Eagleheart
Isbn 1897435320
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2009
Pages 472
Language English
File format PDF

Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive. . . . The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious criminals. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need. Nicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe, but to do so she’ll have to dodge hitmen, cyberbullies, and the specter of standardized testing, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina, but rather in her own past. Jake Burt's debut middle-grade novel Greetings from Witness Protection! is as funny as it is poignant.

Author Jake Burt
Isbn 1250107105
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

An unexpected alliance could turn the tide for Little Bird's people and put an end to the long war between the Canadian Resistance and Bishop's theocratic regime. But will it be enough? Find out in the epic conclusion of one of this year's hottest books!

Author Darcy Van Poelgeest
Isbn
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2019-07-17
Pages 40
Language English
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In AZTARA, A Galactic Love Story the second book in the Aztarian Series centers on two main characters and their magical creatures that they share a unique bond. The two main characters are caught up in their own personal grief. Shayla, an Earth woman, who finds life on Earth hardly worth living after being deceived by her husband, and having her only son die, is close to suicide. Ty, having lived through a plague that killed all the females on his planet, finds refuge in his work, mining a mineral instrumental to all aspect of life on Aztara, including telepathy, longevity, and levitation. Scientists from Surtees, a dying planet, relocate to Aztara to receive the benefits of phyrium. In their attempt to rebuild the Aztarian population, they import Earth women who carry a specific gene, the warrior gene, to mate with the Aztarian men. The story is about finding love, trust, and internal strength as well as romance, intrigue, and thrills while the two main characters come to grips with a situation, not of their own choosing.

Author Carole Walker Carter
Isbn 1947734105
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-08-10
Pages 276
Language English
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Fly High, Little Bird did not come easy to a woman who was afraid to fly. Maureen Craigie has faced challenges in her life, including abusive relationships, estranged children, and chronic pain. But there is bigger and more beautiful spiritual guidance available to any human who is ready to hear from the Light Beings who watch over us. This book faithfully records Maureen’s conversations with these Beings as they challenge her viewpoints and offer a vision of healing love. Funny, profound, and thoroughly enjoyable, Maureen and her guides take us on a one-of-a-kind journey by exploring heady topics with clear, concise language as she learns to transmute long-held grief, trauma, fear, and judgment, and in so doing creates a pathway through which others can do the same. The world is in chaos because humans are in chaos. The time has come to quiet the storm—one heart at a time. This book helps us to do that.

Author Maureen Craigie
Isbn 152559026X
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2021-02-23
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

Where do we go when we die? At the time of death, do we automatically get on an escalator to heaven, or do we have a choice to go forward or not? Through communicating with the spirit realm of heaven and earth, Kathleen and Virginia discover that the God-given gift of choice is infinite. Some people choose to remain here, earthbound, after their death. What happens to these lost souls? This is a true story of two women who reach out in love to touch those who are stuck in the quicksand of an existence between worlds. They are not alone. Jesus, the Mother of God, angels, and many others in spirit join them. They are guided, supported, and protected each step of the way. In A Voice Loud as Thunder, we meet two earthbound spirits (ghosts) who died in 1863. One is a Native American from the area now known as Rancho Cucamonga, California, and the other is a soldier who was sent to this state to kill Native Americans. Through their journey of forgiveness and love, we learn how to release our anger and fears that have the power to hold us in an earthbound state after we die. The conversations between these two women and those in the spiritual realm give us an insight into a world that many of us never explore. They bring love, light, and truth to a subject that has been misunderstood by many.

Author Virginia-Morning Sky
Isbn 1452583447
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2013-10-28
Pages 398
Language English
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The Doni had a triple crown, and it was by a strange circumstance indeed that he set it on Green Wing's heads.

Author Richard S. Shaver
Isbn 1612101518
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-12-19
Pages N.A
Language English
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As soon as Liu Chuan woke up, he found that he had traveled to ancient times. It took him a lot of work to figure out how this strange world works. With his game assistance system developed by him, he could quickly cultivate himself as a master by his poor talents. Having taking the advantage, Liu Chuan began to rely on this assistance system and upgrade it little by little, so that those who laughed at him were finally surprised. ☆About the Author☆ Waigua Liangzai, a new online novelist. He is goot at writing fantasy novels. He has plentiful imagnation and outstanding writing skills.His novel is still loading and it gains a lot attention.

Author Wai GuaLiangZai
Isbn 164762665X
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-03
Pages N.A
Language English
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Nita, the narrator, is a young volunteer who has been recalled from her teaching post in central Africa after a military coup. At a small airstrip she joins a group of local citizens and foreigners who have all missed a flight that may be the last one out.

Author D M Dickinson
Isbn 1800469624
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-04-28
Pages 200
Language English
File format PDF