A Light In The Attic

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A Light in the Attic

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NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK! From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings—a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. This digital edition also includes twelve poems previously only available in the special edition hardcover. A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again. Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel. Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and Falling Up!

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julie Otsuka
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307700461
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • National Book Award Finalist • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award The acclaimed author of When the Emperor Was Divine tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” a century ago in this "understated masterpiece ... that unfolds with great emotional power" (San Francisco Chronicle). In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times. Don’t miss Julie Otsuka’s new novel, The Swimmers, coming in February 2022!

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Doerr
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. *Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things* Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Anastasia At Your Service

Anastasia At Your Service Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547345682
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Twelve-year-old Anastasia has a series of disastrous experiences when, expecting to get a job as a lady's companion, she is hired to be a maid.

Flour in the Attic

Flour in the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Winnie Archer
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 1496724402
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Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer Summary

Ivy Culpepper keeps the ovens hot at Yeast of Eden, a Northern California bakery that specializes in traditional breads. But now she has to deal with a stone-cold killer . . . Just as Ivy’s brother Billy is about to get engaged to his beloved, a tragedy interrupts the happy moment. The body of longtime Santa Sofia resident Marisol Ruiz washes up on the beach—and it’s even more heartbreaking since Marisol’s father also recently died. But Marisol was a strong competitive swimmer. It seems unlikely there’s even a grain of truth to the theory that she accidentally drowned. As Ivy gets to work helping her mentor, Olaya Solis, with the catering for Marisol’s funeral, she also teams up with her partners in detection—because if they want to prevent someone from getting away with murder, there’s no time for loafing . . .

The Wolf in the Attic

The Wolf in the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Kearney
Editor: Solaris
ISBN: 1849979189
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1920s OXFORD: HOME TO C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN... AND ANNA FRANCIS, A YOUNG GREEK REFUGEE LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE GRIM REALITY OF HER NEW LIFE. THE NIGHT THEY CROSS PATHS, NONE SUSPECT THE FANTASTIC WORLD AT WORK AROUND THEM. Anna Francis lives in a tall old house with her father and her doll Penelope. She is a refugee, a piece of flotsam washed up in England by the tides of the Great War and the chaos that trailed in its wake. Once upon a time, she had a mother and a brother, and they all lived together in the most beautiful city in the world, by the shores of Homer’s wine-dark sea. But that is all gone now, and only to her doll does she ever speak of it, because her father cannot bear to hear. She sits in the shadows of the tall house and watches the rain on the windows, creating worlds for herself to fill out the loneliness. The house becomes her own little kingdom, an island full of dreams and half-forgotten memories. And then one winter day, she finds an interloper in the topmost, dustiest attic of the house. A boy named Luca with yellow eyes, who is as alone in the world as she is. That day, she’ll lose everything in her life, and find the only real friend she may ever know.

The Sweetest Remedy

The Sweetest Remedy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Igharo
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593101979
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When a woman travels to Nigeria to attend the funeral of the father she never knew, she meets her extravagant family for the first time, a new and inspiring love interest, and discovers parts of herself she didn't know were missing, from Jane Igharo, the acclaimed author of Ties That Tether. Hannah Bailey has never known her father, the Nigerian entrepreneur who had a brief relationship with her white mother. Because of this, Hannah has always felt uncertain about part of her identity. When her father dies, she's invited to Nigeria for the funeral. Though she wants to hate the man who abandoned her, she’s curious about who he was and where he was from. Searching for answers, Hannah boards a plane to Lagos, Nigeria. In Banana Island, one of Nigeria's most affluent areas, Hannah meets the Jolades, her late father's prestigious family—some who accept her and some who think she doesn't belong. The days leading up to the funeral are chaotic, but Hannah is soon shaped by secrets that unfold, a culture she never thought she would understand or appreciate, and a man who steals her heart and helps her to see herself in a new light.

The Light in Hidden Places

The Light in Hidden Places Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon Cameron
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338355953
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The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgórska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron - now a Reese's Book Club YA Pick! One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make... It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemysl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish. But everything changes when the German army invades Przemysl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for Helena, her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Izio's brother Max has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army. With two Nazis below, thirteen hidden Jews above, and a little sister by her side, Stefania has one more excruciating choice to make. This remarkable tale of courage and humanity, based on a true story, is now a Reese's Book Club YA Pick!

Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex

Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Frank
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0307491641
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Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex by Anne Frank Summary

Hiding from the Nazis in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building in Amsterdam, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank became a writer. The now famous diary of her private life and thoughts reveals only part of Anne's story, however. This book completes the portrait of this remarkable and talented young author. Tales from the Secret Annex is a complete collection of Anne Frank's lesser-known writings: short stories, fables, personal reminiscences, and an unfinished novel. Here, too, are portions of the diary originally withheld from publication by her father. By turns fantastical, rebellious, touching, funny, and heartbreaking, these writings reveal the astonishing range of Anne Frank's wisdom and imagination--as well as her indomitable love of life. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex is a testaments to this determined young woman's extraordinary genius and to the persistent strength of the creative spirit.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle,General Press Summary

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

Out of the Attic

Out of the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: V.C. Andrews
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982114436
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The twisted, beloved Dollanganger legend began two generations before Corrine Foxworth locked away her children in Flowers in the Attic. The second book in a new prequel story arc, Out of the Attic explores the Dollanganger family saga by traveling back decades to when the clan’s wicked destiny first took root. Married to the handsome, wealthy Garland Foxworth following a wildfire romance and an unexpected pregnancy, young Corrine Dixon finds her life very different from how she imagined it. Often alone in the mansion of Foxworth Hall, she can practically feel the ancestors’ judgment of her as insufficient—as not a Foxworth. Stern portraits glare at her from the walls, and the servants treat her strangely. Nothing in the vast place is truly hers. Even her son, Malcolm Foxworth, born in the luxe Swan Room and instantly whisked away to a wet nurse, feels alien to her. With a husband alternately absent and possessively close, Corrine doesn’t yet realize that she’s barely scratched the surface of what lies beneath Foxworth Hall’s dark facade and the family that guards its legacies. With the fortieth anniversary celebration of Flowers in the Attic, and ten new Lifetime movies in the past five years, there has never been a better time to experience the forbidden world of V.C. Andrews.

Wayside School Is Falling Down

Wayside School Is Falling Down Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louis Sachar
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062383205
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Wayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sachar Summary

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Wayside School Is Falling Down! Yum! Miss Mush is dishing out her famous Mushroom Surprise in the Wayside School cafeteria. Ron says it tastes like hot dogs and grape jelly. Clean your plate and you’ll turn green in time for class picture day. Wear your craziest outfit and you’ll fit right in between Maurecia in her striped bikini and Calvin, who’s wearing his birthday tattoo. Say cheese! More than fifteen million readers have laughed at the clever and hilarious stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School! Kids 7 to 13 will zoom through these chapter books—laughing their way through the fast, funny, silly but relatable stories. This funny chapter book series includes: Sideways Stories from Wayside School Wayside School Is Falling Down Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger And now also Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom, the brand-new, fourth installment in the series, and the first in twenty-five years!

The Body in the Attic

The Body in the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judi Lynn
Editor: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1516108361
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The Body in the Attic by Judi Lynn Summary

USA Today-Bestselling Author:While clearing out a fixer-upper, an Indiana woman expects to find some old boxes—but not old bones… Welcome to River Bluffs, Indiana, a cozy small town populated with charming homes, close-knit families, and the occasional deadly secret . . . House-flipper Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod have found their latest project. The property, formerly owned by the late Cal Juniper, is filled with debris that must be cleared before the real renovation begins. But a trip to the attic reveals something more disturbing than forgotten garbage—a skeleton wearing a locket and rings that Jazzi recognizes . . . Tests confirm that the bones belong to Jazzi’s aunt Lynda, who everyone assumed moved to New York years ago after breaking up with Cal. Soon enough, the whole family is involved, sifting through memories and rumors as they try to piece together what really happened to Lynda—and the baby she gave up for adoption. In between investigating and remodeling, Jazzi is falling for the old house’s charms—and for her gorgeous contractor, Ansel. But with surprises lurking in every nook and cranny, a killer might be waiting to demolish her dreams for good.

The Room in the Attic

The Room in the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louise Douglas
Editor: Boldwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1800485956
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The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas Summary

Pre-order the latest chilling, unputdownable novel, from the Richard & Judy bestseller. A child who does not know her name... In 1903 fishermen find a wrecked boat containing a woman, who has been badly beaten, and a young girl. An ambulance is sent for, and the two survivors are taken to All Hallows, the imposing asylum, hidden deep on Dartmoor. The woman remains in a coma, but the little girl, Harriet, awakens and is taken to an attic room, far away from the noise of the asylum, and is put in the care of Nurse Emma Everdeen. Two motherless boys banished to boarding school... In 1993, All Hallows is now a boarding school. Following his mother’s death and his father’s hasty remarriage, Lewis Tyler is banished to Dartmoor, stripped of his fashionable clothes, shorn of his long hair, and left feeling more alone than ever. There he meets Isak, another lost soul, and whilst refurbishment of the dormitories is taking place, the boys are marooned up in the attic, in an old wing of the school. Cries and calls from the past that can no longer be ignored... All Hallows is a building full of memories, whispers, cries from the past. As Lewis and Isak learn more about the fate of Harriet, and Nurse Emma’s desperate fight to keep the little girl safe, it soon becomes clear there are ghosts who are still restless. Are they ghosts the boys hear at night in the room above, are they the unquiet souls from the asylum still caught between the walls? And can Lewis and Isak bring peace to All Hallows before the past breaks them first... Praise for Louise Douglas 'A brilliantly written, gripping, clever, compelling story, that I struggled to put down. The vivid descriptions, the evocative plot and the intrigue that Louise created, which had me constantly asking questions, made it a highly enjoyable, absolute treasure of a read.' Kim Nash on The Scarlet Dress 'A tender, heart-breaking, page-turning read' Rachel Hore on The House by the Sea 'The perfect combination of page-turning thriller and deeply emotional family story. Superb.’ Nicola Cornick on The House by the Sea ‘Kept me guessing until the last few pages and the explosive ending took my breath away.' C.L. Taylor, author of The Accident on Your Beautiful Lies ‘Beautifully written, chillingly atmospheric and utterly compelling, The Secret by the Lake is Louise Douglas at her brilliant best’ Tammy Cohen, author of The Broken ‘A master of her craft, Louise Douglas ratchets up the tension in this haunting and exquisitely written tale of buried secrets and past tragedy.’ Amanda Jennings, author of Sworn Secret ‘A clammy, atmospheric and suspenseful novel, it builds in tension all the way through to the startling final pages.’ Sunday Express, S Magazine

The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Wyndham
Editor: Modern Library
ISBN: 0593450094
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The influential masterpiece of one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant—and neglected—science fiction and horror writers, whom Stephen King called “the best writer of science fiction that England has ever produced.” “[Wyndham] avoids easy allegories and instead questions the relative values of the civilisation that has been lost, the literally blind terror of humanity in the face of dominant nature. . . . Frightening and powerful, Wyndham’s vision remains an important allegory and a gripping story.”—The Guardian What if a meteor shower left most of the world blind—and humanity at the mercy of mysterious carnivorous plants? Bill Masen undergoes eye surgery and awakes the next morning in his hospital bed to find civilization collapsing. Wandering the city, he quickly realizes that surviving in this strange new world requires evading strangers and the seven-foot-tall plants known as triffids—plants that can walk and can kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shel Silverstein
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061965103
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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

Lights in the Attic

Lights in the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ted aper
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1098040120
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Lights in the Attic by Ted aper Summary

The young girl in my story lives in a fantasy world most of the time. Her father works six days a week. She has no mother or siblings to play with, except for school she is by herself. So she created a fantasy world with playmates that she talks to. It takes up most of her time after school when her father is at work. Halloween spooks and goblins have always fascinated her. She does not understand the spirit world, but she has become involved with a friendly spirit. The experience seams so real that she becomes afraid and intrigued. Is it real or is it her imagination playing tricks? Of course, she couldn't tell anyone. The story becomes bizarre, scary, full of chuckles, and entertaining. It is the kind of story that you can't stop reading.

The Flickering Light in the Attic

The Flickering Light in the Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sukriti Bansal
Editor: Educreation Publishing
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The pain that one feel at 2 am, or the abyss that one dwells deep into , the book is here to portray it. that feeling of being far away from home, that feeling of missing someone or on something, that first monsoon rain, that first heartbreak. Poems in this book tried to make people realize that everything will be okay and you are not alone in this. as everyday life happens to everyone.

The Violence of Being

The Violence of Being Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Hood
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498241646
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In the midst of the violence of being, Jeff Hood survived 2016. This is a collection of writings to illustrate how.

The Life Journey of a Missionary's Son

The Life Journey of a Missionary's Son Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albert E. Barnes
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452552668
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This book covers a large variety of subjects, ranging from personal stories, to anecdotes of eight American presidents, to the investigation of the death of four NASA astronauts, to an encounter with a Russian Prime Minister, to inspirational subjects, to exploring why we are on this planet. There are inspiring discussions of God’s existence, dreams that forecast the future, stories of a haunted house, prayers that are answered, how we fit in the universe, a chapter on addictions, and much, much more.

Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America

Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zeke Jarvis
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440843953
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Censorship has been an ongoing phenomenon even in "the land of the free." This examination of banned books across U.S. history examines the motivations and effects of censorship, shows us how our view of right and wrong has evolved over the years, and helps readers to understand the tremendous importance of books and films in our society. • Provides readers with a broad understanding of the different levels of censorship • Puts challenges to books into historical context of societal standards and current events • Takes both historical and literary perspectives, recognizing the lasting cultural influences of texts and their literary significance • Presents biographical background of major authors who have been challenged • Identifies the source and explains the result of challenges to the most important or influential banned books • Compares challenges to controversial books against similar challenges to controversial films, television shows, and video games

The Mudville Collection

The Mudville Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cat Johnson
Editor: Cat Johnson
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The Complete Smalltown Secrets Series Welcome to Mudville. Within these stories you’ll find nosy neighbors and runaway livestock, big Victorians and a small-town coffee shop, contentious village meetings and a muddy river that tends to flood, a vintage diner and a local bar that serves the best wings around, a resale shop run by a feisty redhead where you can get anything from chainsaws to Chanel, a family-owned farm known for its corn (and the brothers who run it), and finally, one misplaced author who came for a visit and never left. And now, for the first time ever, the series is available in one volume. That's 6 full-length novels, 2 novellas, and 2 bonus short stories. ($26 USD retail value). There is mystery and humor, history and love, so get your binge on today! Titles Included: Kissing Books, Red Hot, Honey Buns, Zero Forks, Mister Naughty, Undercover Santa, Dog Days, Bad Dates, Bad Decisions, and Mabel & Mudd.

(The Dirty Secrets In) Aunt Alba’S Locked Attic

(The Dirty Secrets In) Aunt Alba’S Locked Attic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Barry
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524673374
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(The Dirty Secrets In) Aunt Alba’S Locked Attic by John Barry Summary

Jay Bonner has a hot lead. Hes close to finding answers about his biological parents. What he stumbles upon in Aunt Albas locked attic, however, is shocking.

The Faith of a Dove

The Faith of a Dove Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Mitchell
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1636308988
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As an 1840s Boston socialite, Cordelia Endicott’s life is full of dreams for a bright future. But in the twinkling of heaven’s eye, her world changes dramatically when she meets Redmond, a handsome Irishman. Eloping after a whirlwind courtship and romance, the star-crossed lovers are heartbreakingly ripped apart by unseen forces at work. Unaware of God’s plan for them, the pair travel separate pathways over a span of forty years, all the while deepening their faith in God. Through the Civil War and beyond, their stories of personal tragedies and triumphs will intertwine, leading the couple down the path God has chosen for them, unaware that two heavenly messengers are keeping close watch over them. Will they ever be reunited in their love for one another and for God? The answer to that question can be found only by having the faith of a dove.

The One Year Devotions for Kids #1

The One Year Devotions for Kids #1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414380322
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For 10 years, kids have had fun learning about Scripture with The One Year Devotions for Kids series. Now The One Year Devotions for Kids, Volume 1 is available with a great look for a new generation of readers. Each day’s lesson focuses on a key theme from a Bible story. A contemporary story, application questions, a memory verse, and an action phrase combine to reinforce the theme for each day. A great way to help kids connect with God!

Barefoot in Beaufort I

Barefoot in Beaufort I Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kay Salter
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477204377
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Barefoot in Beaufort is a trilogy containing the first three books in the Sarah Bowers series. The books are for young ladies ages eight to eighty. Girls today should find the books interesting and insightful as they learn that over half a century ago their grandmothers were taught values much like girls today. Twelfth Summer is the first in the series of eight historical novels set in the 1940s. Each of the books is fast paced-containing adventure, danger, sadness and hilarity. Fishing, a secret hideaway, a hurricane and a cousins wedding all conspire to make the summer on the coast with grandparents anything but ordinary. The Bowers children learn from parents and grandparents the importance of family ties strengthened by traditional values. Using good manners and showing respect for others is learned and maintained within the family unit. Thirteenth Summer follows. Sarah Bowers looks forward to once again spending time with her maternal grandparents in the little town by the sea. She renews friendships made the summer before, observes and is influenced by their attitudes, beliefs and diverse personalities. Sarah makes a tough choice because it is the right thing to do. She watches as her younger brother courageously brings home a stray dog and stands strong before the disapproving looks of his mother, grandmother and most of all, Clara, the cook. Sarah receives a strange request from a special someone in Canton, Ohio. Fourteenth Summer finds Sarah in Beaufort because of the threat of infantile paralysis. Characters from the first two books are reintroduced. Throughout the book Sarah, her friend Nancy and Granny Jewel embark on the daunting task of finding a suitable bride for Uncle Herb. He surprises all with a request to bring someone home to dinner. Sarah is asked secretly if she would return the following summer and be a bridesmaid.

The Attic Saint

The Attic Saint Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Drake
Editor: Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN: 164585017X
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Leo and his family have just moved to a strange home in a new city. The house has stained glass windows, steaming radiators, and a cavernous basement. But it also has an attic. In the attic, where the veil between heaven and earth becomes very thin, Leo will form a friendship that transcends both time and space. In The Attic Saint, a heartening tale for children of all ages, the wisdom and beauty of the Catholic faith shine brilliantly. Author Tim Drake’s inspired story is brought to life through Theodore Schluenderfritz’s vivid illustrations.

The War with Grandpa

The War with Grandpa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Editor: Yearling
ISBN: 030754902X
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Don't miss the laugh-out-loud classic about a boy who leaps into battle when he's forced to share a room with his grandfather--now a major motion picture starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, and Oakes Fegley! Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs. Peter loves his grandpa but wants his room back. He has no choice but to declare war! With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even. They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far? WINNER OF TEN STATE READING AWARDS AN IRA-CBC CHILDREN'S CHOICE "Peter tells this story with honesty and humor....By the story's end, Peter has learned much about the causes and effects of war--and human dignity."-School Library Journal "The humor of the story derives from Peter's first-person account and from the reader's recognition of Peter's valiant effort to maintain two mutually exclusive emotions."-The Horn Book Magazine

Ghostly Tales of Iowa

Ghostly Tales of Iowa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth D Hein,Vicky L Hinsenbrock
Editor: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591933277
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Iowa's folklore is rich in stories of the uncanny and spine-tingling. Since pioneer days, there have been tales of unexplained hovering lights, footsteps that no one visible made and shadows haunting forests and caves. In Ghostly Tales of Iowa, you'll encounter benevolent spirits who enjoy company and sometimes tease the flesh-and-bone residents who share their homes. There are also stories of spirits that prefer solitary existence or have business to finish before they will have rest. Some stories will make you laugh; others will make you wonder. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this collection of ghost stories is sure to entertain.

Beloved Darkness

Beloved Darkness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ambrose Grim
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365371344
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The only thing Freddy Gordon ever wanted was to be a journalist. When he hired in at J. Carrol Grady publishing, he expected to rise to the top - not quickly, necessarily - but eventually. This of course never happened. When publisher J. Carrol Grady gave him his big break, Freddy took the job without a second thought... but when he arrives in Hope Valley, Freddy finds he may have bitten more than he can chew. Join Freddy Gordon in his adventure, as he pursues destiny through Hope Valley, chasing ambition, advancement, and the unknown, and always his Beloved Darkness.

Haunted Ontario 3

Haunted Ontario 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Boyle
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459717678
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Gripping descriptions of paranormal experiences will leave the reader in awe. Interested in discovering more about haunted Ontario? Join Terry Boyle as he explores the shadowlands beyond the grave. Revel in the outstanding evidence of spirit habitation in museums, historic homes, inns, jails, and graveyards. Witness the full apparition of the innkeeper’s wife at Greystones Inn in Orangeville. Encounter the misty form of a civil war veteran in the graveyard of the old St. Thomas church. Experience the incredible slamming-of-doors at the Keefer Mansion in Thorold. Visit a whole village of spirits who share the buildings at Black Creek Pioneer Village. You can even spend the entire night in the Orillia Opera House with Terry and his friends. Prepare to be scared out of your wits with the stories behind these and other hauntings. After providing you with a list of addresses, phone numbers, and websites for each location, Terry invites you and all other ghost enthusiasts along for the adventure. Feeling brave? Watch for Haunted Ontario 4 arriving May 2015.

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Émile Zola
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192593218
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The Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist from the provinces who has come to conquer Paris and is conquered by the flaws in his own genius. While his boyhood friend Pierre Sandoz becomes a successful novelist, Claude's originality is mocked at the Salon and turns gradually into a doomed obsession with one great canvas. Life - in the form of his model and wife Christine and their deformed child Jacques - is sacrificed on the altar of Art. The Masterpiece is the most autobiographical of the twenty novels in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. Set in the 1860s and 1870s, it provides a unique insight into his career as a writer and his relationship with Cézanne, a friend since their schooldays in Aix-en-Provence. It also presents a well-documented account of the turbulent Bohemia world in which the Impressionists came to prominence despit the conservatism of the Academy and the ridicule of the general public. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Come My Love

Come My Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claudette T. Bourque
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1636612539
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Come My Love By: Claudette T. Bourque Kathleen’s life seems perfect: She is running a very successful business in Austin, Texas, and her boyfriend is crazy about her. But when Kathleen starts having a recurring nightmare in which she is the dying wife of a mysterious man, she begins to wonder if her life is really all that fulfilling. This dissatisfaction leads Kathleen back to her childhood roots, Elm Bluff, Alabama, where she purchases a stately, and slightly rundown, Victorian mansion built by the handsome Dr. Matthew Stone in 1868—shortly before the death of his wife. One night during a rainstorm, Kathleen is shocked to see Dr. Stone walk into her bedroom. Could it really be him, or is he just a figment of her imagination? Kathleen will soon come to find that her new home is so much more than just a house—it’s a pathway to her future.

Mennyms Alive

Mennyms Alive Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sylvia Waugh
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448195411
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Final chapter in the MENNYMS saga about a life-size family of rag-dolls which has captured the imagination and hearts of readers all over the world. The Mennyms have always lived in danger, ever since their maker, Kate Henshaw, has instilled in them an indomitable life force, a life force that has carried them through many perils. But now with shocking suddeness, that life force has abandoned them all except for Soobie - the sole survivor. As the blue Mennym he's always been a bit special and it's amazing he's come this far when others have perished. . . . . but are his problems just beginning? Includes extra content detailing the story behind how the Mennyms came to be. Previously unpublished and exclusive to the ebook editions, the author hopes her readers, new and old, will enjoy discovering the back story to this mysterious family of life-sized rag dolls.

The Secret Country

The Secret Country Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pamela Dean
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440684448
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What happens when your fantasy world turns real...? Each vacation for the past nine years, cousins Patrick, Ruth, Ellen, Ted, and Laura have played a game they call the “Secret”—and invented, scripted world full of witches, unicorns, a magic ring, court intrigue, and the Dragon King. In the Secret, they can imagine anything into reality, and shape destiny. Then the unbelievable happens: by trick or by chance, they actually find themselves in the Secret Country, their made-up identities now real. The five have arrived at the start of their games, with the Country on the edge of war. What was once exciting and wonderful now looms threateningly before them, and no one is sure how to stop it… or if they will ever get back home. "An intricate sparkling web of intrigue and magic. One of me very favorites.”—Patricia C. Wrede, author of Dealing with Dragons

A Change in Course

A Change in Course Pdf/ePub eBook Author: JD Cline
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ISBN: 1637641516
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A Change in Course By: JD Cline Tragedy strikes two individuals on opposite sides of the country. At the pinnacle of his career in New York City, Matt seems to have it all. With a promotion on the horizon, Matt’s world suddenly comes crashing down when he learns his personal life and career have irrevocably collided. Meanwhile, Alexandra is in a loveless marriage in California until one day her life of luxury and passivity implodes, forcing her to face the reality she’s been avoiding. With nowhere to turn, Matt and Alexandra each venture into their pasts to rebuild their futures. None of it is easy, and they will be tested along the way, but fate has a way of leading us where we need to go, if we only listen to our hearts.

Broken Harbour

Broken Harbour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tana French
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1444720996
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In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk . . .

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Coats
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472575563
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From Maria Edgeworth, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Sherman Alexie, Sharon Flake, and Gene Luen Yang, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature includes: - Chapters covering key genres and forms from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to picture books, graphic novels and fairy tales - A history of changing ideas of childhood and adolescence - Coverage of psychological, educational and literary theoretical approaches - Practical guidance on researching, reading and writing about children's and young adult literature - Explorations of children's and young adult film, TV and new media In addition, “Extending Your Study” sections at the end of each chapter provide advice on further reading, writing, discussion and online resources as well as case study responses from writers and teachers in the field. Accessibly written for both students new to the subject and experienced teachers, this is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the study of writing for young people.

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