A rhyming story about a parent's unlimited love for a child--in the same format as the bestselling book I Love You Through and Through, and with pictures by the same illustrator. "How do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days . . ." In this board book with padded covers, a parent declares her love...as the bees love a flower, a duck loves a shower, a bird loves to sing, a bear loves the spring. Written by Newbery-award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer, inspired by the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and with pictures by Caroline Jayne Church, illustrator of the bestselling I Love You Through and Through.

Author Marion Dane Bauer
Isbn 1338042505
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-12-29
Pages 26
Language English
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The Team of Four continues the events in the life of Cole Webster, recently discharged from the air force. He marries Ilona Masters, a professional pianist, and earns a BBA from the University of Wisconsin. Coles goal is to be successful in the business world, and hers is in classical music. Careers clash when Ilona goes on tour and is caught up in the music world and abandons their marriage. Gabe Holberg hires Cole to manage his faltering company and has great success with the aid of three air force buddies. After a ten-year absence, Ilona returns home a crippled arthritic, but Cole dissolves the relationship, returning to his faithful air force friends.

Author William Young
Isbn 1514476630
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-03-18
Pages 152
Language English
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Everyone on this planet has a story to tell and unfortunately some people endure more than others. How much of your emotional and physical well-being would you sacrifice before you broke your silence? My first book on self-discovery is about how I have reinvented myself into the strong, independent, brave woman that I am today, after many years of abuse, social neglect, bereavement, and fractured love. From the very tender age of just 5-years-old I became witness to unimaginable horrors of which have sadly stayed with me until today. Such harrowing incidents of being made to watch your own mother 'self-harm' whilst the rest of the family were out of the house. To not know from one day to the next if I would experience and be subjected to the sharp, silver, razor blade that became one of my mum's best friend's? Throughout my adolescence I thought I would be able to come to terms with the psychological abuse that was inflicted upon me during my childhood. But unfortunately, time was to unravel that the events of my childhood was to become the very foundations upon which the rest of my life was going to be built upon.Take a step into my very personal journey into the unknown. The unknown which has become life-changing for me due to a wealth of experiences. I have endured such heartache over the year's that I even question myself as to 'how I am still standing'? But I found an 'inner voice' and 'inner strength' that has slowly guided me on to my chosen path. I feel like I am finally learning to come to terms with the shocking and despicable behaviours from people in my life. People close to me that I never thought would be capable of inflicting so much pain, anguish, hurt and abuse on to me. My story is a very sensitive, open, blunt account of my life so far. How many other people in this world are living in mental anguish, desperately trying to leave the situation they are in, and to seek refuge elsewhere? What will it take for you to finally break your silence and have your voice heard? Surely, you deserve a better life, just like everyone else?Donna Anne Pace is a contributor to an upcoming book in an internationally best selling book series, The Missing Piece, Kate Batten.

Author Donna Anne PACE
Isbn 1549817671
Genre
Year 2018-03-07
Pages 102
Language English
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What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sports teams and shrines? Perhaps the question should be: Who defines Boston? From Henry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many of America’s greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women to capture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor Andrew Blauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston area writers past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this great city by providing almost all brand-new works. From Mike Barnicle to Pico Iyer, Susan Orlean to George Plimpton, Leigh Montville to Lesley Visser, Pagan Kennedy to James Atlas, here is a collection of the best essays by our best writers on one of America’s greatest cities.

Author Andrew Blauner
Isbn 054426388X
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 368
Language English
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From the bestselling author of THE STARTER MARRIAGE and BROWN OWL'S GUIDE TO LIFE - a brilliantly entertaining novel about one woman's mission to go from cowardly to courageous... Staying alive in the 21st century is a full-time job - one which self-confessed scaredycat Jo Morgan takes very seriously indeed. As a little girl growing up near Greenham Common Air Base, she stockpiled baked beans in case of nuclear holocaust; now she works in accident prevention, trying to protect the rest of us from conker injuries, killer tea-cosies and death by chocolate. But she's happy - well, as happy as anyone can be in these dangerous times. Fortunately her boyfriend shares her outlook on life, so everything they do together involves the minimum possible risk. From their social lives to their sex lives, spontaneity is not in their vocabulary. Yet when Jo survives a hit and run accident, she realises she's beaten the odds. Maybe a bit of living dangerously is just what Jo needs. But un-learning a lifetime of fears and phobias won't be easy. Jo has a choice: she can carry on living half a life, or leave behind the people she loves. It's the scariest decision she'll ever have to make...

Author Kate Harrison
Isbn 1409133532
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-11-18
Pages 384
Language English
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In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities. For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better. The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact. That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of…my final test. I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you’ve heard the whole story. And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

Author Emma Chase
Isbn 1476785899
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Author Rebecca L. Thomas
Isbn 1440834350
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2018-06-21
Pages 1636
Language English
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This novel is based on the character named J.D or John Dough, who decides to come up with some cash by robbing a bank with his partner and lover Sunshine. Well this decision puts in play a chain of events that began to engulf love ones and friends who he’d had no intention of ever having be involved. Murder and betrayal is the epoch of J.D life after that one bad decision. Hidden truths about people he’d once trusted began to resurrect on his path of trying to get out of going to prison and taking his friends with him. While attempting to keep a straight head to figure out his next chess move with out being checkmated. He began to realize the love he’d suppressed for Dimmie Davis who was his fiancé, which he abandoned but now needed to aid him in figuring out this complex paradox he’s now stuck in. His nemesis is Detective Gonzales and a slew of others he creates on his path to redemption. So I hope you enjoy this roller coaster ride of sex, money and murder with J.D and God, who is constantly revealing revelations with hindsight knowledge and prophetic wisdom on his race to survive!

Author Jesse Davidson
Isbn 1499008732
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-09-04
Pages 250
Language English
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The co-author of the New York Times bestselling House of Night series returns with the mesmerizing second book in The Escaped series. In Amber Smoke, Kristin Cast introduced her legions of readers to Alek and Eva. Alek, immortal son of the Furies, has been charged to save his home and recapture the souls of the damned, evil creatures who escaped Tartarus into the Mortal Realm. He can't, however, do it alone... Eva has discovered that she has been both blessed and cursed with powers beyond her comprehension. With a destiny to fulfill, she cannot escape the beings who will stop at nothing to destroy her. Now, in Scarlet Rain, the Nosoi—spirits of plague—have been unleashed on the Mortal Realm, releasing a pandemic as clever and adaptable as it is insidious. Alek and Eva must capture and banish the Nosoi back to their Underworld prison—but Eva has yet to harness the abilities needed to defeat such a powerful enemy, and Alek sustains catastrophic wounds in the attempt. They must rely on detective James Graham, and Eva’s best friend Bridget, if they are to even slow down the plague. But can mere mortals come through in the face of such overwhelming peril? Praise for SCARLET RAIN: "One of the greatest paranormal books in a while, Scarlet Rain’s characters are incredibly well developed and its plot is explosive. You’ll be up all night reading this thrilling story."—RT Book Reviews Praise for AMBER SMOKE: “With a unique twist on Greek mythology and heart-stopping action, AMBER SMOKE keeps you riveted to the very last page.” —#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout “With the perfect mix of thrills and chills, along with characters who pop off the page and a gripping plot, this explosive new series is perfect for any Hunger Games and Divergent fans.” —RT BOOK REVIEWS “AMBER SMOKE is thrilling and funny with just the right amount of magic. Brilliant!” —Kresley Cole, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author “In AMBER SMOKE, Cast’s wit, creativity and talent shine! I turned the pages at lightning speed, ready for more! What a tasty treat!” —Gena Showalter, NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author

Author Kristin Cast
Isbn 1626818940
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 210
Language English
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So you've made it through nine months of pregnancy and the birth itself. You're mum to a new baby. Congratulations! But while the first year of your baby's life brings much joy, it can also be a testing time. Chances are you'll have lots of questions about your new baby. With peer-to-peer guidance and tips from the members of Netmums plus key medical and developmental information from the experts, BABY'S FIRST YEAR has all the answers. Structured as a month-by-month guide, BABY'S FIRST YEAR offers advice on subjects from breastfeeding to sleep routines, from teething to baby-proofing your home. It tells you what you can expect at each stage of your child's development and how best to deal with any concerns you might have along the way. Helping you to make the most of what is both a challenging and wonderful time, BABY'S FIRST YEAR is an indispensable bible for the first crucial months of your baby's life.

Author Netmums,Hollie Smith
Isbn 0755363299
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2012-04-26
Pages 313
Language English
File format PDF

Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls, The Weekend Dad is a warmhearted novel about parenthood, family and new beginnings. 'Would you like to see some pictures?' 'I'd love to.' After all, what father wouldn't want to see pictures of his daughter? A father who was scared, that's who. I'm not a grown-up. I'm really not. I don't have a job, or savings, or a pension. I don't have a wife or a dog, a car or a house. But I do, suddenly, have a daughter. Six weeks ago, Emmett became a father - to seven-year-old girl Misty. Leaving Dublin for London to bond with the daughter he never knew existed seems like the right thing to do, though he's not quite sure how he fits into Misty's life, or her mother's. When Emmett knew Amanda they were both students. Today, she's a successful career woman with proper plans for her future - and he's a struggling poet, trying to connect with his daughter during their awkward weekend visits. But then Amanda surprises Emmett with an unexpected proposition, and he finds himself with some big decisions to make . . .

Author Alison Walsh
Isbn 1473660769
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-01-04
Pages 320
Language English
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Sue Miller’s critically acclaimed bestseller about a woman torn between motherhood and sexuality "A tour de force. Sue Miller goes straight to the dark heart of the matter of modern sexual morality." --Russell Banks Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful—and sexual—for the first time. Swept away by happiness and passion, Anna feels she has everything she's ever wanted. Then come the shocking charges that would threaten her new love, her new "family". . . that force her to prove she is a good mother.

Author Sue Miller
Isbn 0062463500
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 336
Language English
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In 2001, fans of the internet were introduced to scanned pages from spoof local newspaper The Framley Examiner. Packed with humdrum and preposterous news stories, classified ads, local business features and headlines that seemed to have been typed while asleep, it skewered the banal madness of small-town existence, perfectly encapsulating the British national character. Framley’s strange yet familiar community – stuffed with its own cast, insane geography and rich local history – struck a chord with those who recognised their own home towns in its reflection. The website was loved and shared by an eager public as well as famous fans from Little Britain, The Simpsons and the Cambridge Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (Professor Stephen Hawking was Framley enthusiast). Marking the twentieth anniversary of the website's first appearance The Incomplete Framley Examiner combines the pages of the original book, published in 2002, with all the pages published online in the years since and brand new material for a bigger, more luxurious, toilet-proof compendium for the annals of history.

Author The Editors
Isbn 1800180837
Genre Humor
Year 2021-10-14
Pages N.A
Language English
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop "Entertaining Race is a splendid way to spend quality time reading one of the most remarkable thinkers in America today." —Speaker Nancy Pelosi "To read Entertaining Race is to encounter the life-long vocation of a teacher who preaches, a preacher who teaches and an activist who cannot rest until all are set free." —Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic pursuits. Entertaining Race is a testament to Dyson’s consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dyson’s career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these pages, ranging from 1991 to the present, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body, and occasionally, alongside luminaries like Cornel West, David Blight, Ibram X. Kendi, Master P, MC Lyte, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, John McWhorter, and Jordan Peterson. Most of this work will be new to readers, a fresh light for many of his long-time fans and an inspiring introduction for newcomers. Entertaining Race offers a compelling vision from the mind and heart of one of America’s most important and enduring voices.

Author Michael Eric Dyson
Isbn 1250135982
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2021-11-02
Pages 256
Language English
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Accessible, authoritative advice from the creators of the award-winning KidsHealth website Now the pediatricians behind the celebrated KidsHealth.org website which averages one million hits a day have created an exciting general children's health reference. Packed with solid advice from medical experts and seasoned parents, The KidsHealth Guide helps new parents master the basics of keeping their children healthy and gives veterans a chance to conveniently review the essentials. User-friendly and fun, this comprehensive guide offers authoritative answers without intimidating length. Lists, tip boxes, decision trees, and bite-size segments with clear headings allow parents--especially the newer, frazzled kind--to find what they need fast. Covers everything from prenatal care, and to common illnesses, emergencies, safety, growth and development, chronic conditions, special needs, medications, nutrition, and invaluable suggestions on making effective and affordable use of the health care system.

Author Steven Dowshen,Neil Izenberg,Elizabeth Bass
Isbn 0071403205
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2002-01-05
Pages 700
Language English
File format PDF

William Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasenose College, Oxford. He published a volume of poems in 1934 and during the war served in the Royal Navy. Afterwards he returned to being a schoolmaster in Salisbury. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was an immediate success, and was followed by a series of remarkable novels, including The Inheritors, Pincher Martin and The Spire. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and was knighted in 1988. He died in 1993.

Author John Carey
Isbn 0571265081
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-10-18
Pages 592
Language English
File format PDF

Studies in the 1950s revealed that young children hospitalized without their parents respond first by crying for them, then by showing signs of despair, and finally by emotionally detaching from the parents and acting indifferent to their absence. This detachment is hard to repair and highly detrimental to a child's development-most children who feel they cannot rely on their parents grow up to become more emotionally insecure and less self-assured than their peers. The Attachment Connection sorts out the facts from the fiction about parent-child attachment and shows how paying attention to the emotional needs of your child, particularly during the first five years of development, can help him or her grow up happy, secure, and confident. You'll discover how your child's brain is developing at each stage of growth and learn to use reasonable, easy-to-implement guidelines based on sound science to foster secure attachment, healthy social skills, and emotional regulation in your child.

Author Ruth Newton
Isbn 1608827399
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2008-06-01
Pages 240
Language English
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In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, Karen Auvinen, an award-winning poet, ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions with “candor [and] admirable courage” (Christian Science Monitor). Determined to live an independent life on her own terms, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions—except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts—Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community. In the evocative spirit of works by Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, and Terry Tempest Williams, Karen’s “beautiful, contemplative…breathtaking [debut] memoir honors the wildness of the Rockies” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). “Rough Beauty offers a glimpse into a life that’s pared down to its essentials, open to unexpected, even profound, change” (Brevity Magazine), and Karen’s pursuit of solace and salvation through shedding trivial ties and living in close harmony with nature, along with her account of finding community and even love, is sure to resonate with all of us who long for meaning and deeper connection. An “outstanding…beautiful story of resilience” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Rough Beauty is a luminous, lyric exploration, “a narrative that reads like a captivating novel...a voice not found often enough in literature—a woman who eschews the prescribed role outlined for her by her family and discovers her own path” (Christian Science Monitor) to embrace the unpredictability and grace of living intimately with the forces of nature.

Author Karen Auvinen
Isbn 1501152300
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2018-06-05
Pages 320
Language English
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The Baby Book celebrates the joy of being pregnant and being a parent. The book presents interesting facts alongside practical advice on all aspects of being a modern parent - from pregnancy and birth through to baby and childcare for the first three years, plus a specific chapter on having baby number two.

Author DK
Isbn 1465412484
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2013-02-04
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF