Honk Honk! Hold Tight!

Author: Jessica Souhami

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9781847805416


Page: 32

View: 1633

This very funny folktale tells about the princess who will not laugh. Her father says he will give her hand in marriage to the man who can make her laugh – and one boy plus a golden goose set off to the palace to try their luck… As they go along, the animals and people they meet all try to steal one of the golden goose’s feathers – and they stick fast to the goose. “Honk Honk Hold Tight!” says the boy, and the whole parade soon ends up at the palace. What will the princess do? A fabulous read-aloud, laugh-out-loud story that has its origins in Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK, with variants discovered in Russia and Egypt.

The Night, and the Rain, and the River

22 Stories

Author: Scott Sparling,Joanna Rose

Publisher: Forest Avenue Press

ISBN: 1942436068

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 1103

A current of longing runs through twenty-two short stories by Oregon writers. As the characters strive for connection, they make mistakes, reach out to the wrong people, and recalibrate their lives based on what they desire, whether or not it’s attainable—or even a good idea. Editor Liz Prato has curated a powerful collection of smart, funny, sad, and exquisite stories about the losses that shape our lives.

Please, Mr Magic Fish

Author: Jessica Souhami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910959183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4084

A beautifully told folk-tale exploring the theme of greediness.

Hold Tight

A Novel

Author: Christopher Bram

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480424544

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 7981

During World War II, a gay navy sailor works undercover to catch Nazi spies, in this “fast-moving” novel from the author of Gods and Monsters (Publishers Weekly). During shore leave in New York, Seaman Second Class Hank Fayette, a Texas country boy in the big city, finds himself visiting a gay brothel, where he is swiftly arrested during a raid. Facing the prospect of a dishonorable discharge—or worse—he is given another option: Return to the brothel, near Manhattan’s West Side piers, and work undercover as a prostitute. Nazi agents are rumored to haunt the area, and Hank is a perfect lure to trap them. This military man is about to risk his life for his country in a way he never expected in “a spy thriller that breaks new ground” from the author of Eminent Outlaws and The Notorious Dr. August (Kirkus Reviews).

Hold Tight

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440632294

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3383

Harlan Coben delivers a #1 New York Times bestseller that asks how well parents really know their children—and puts them on a technological roller coaster of their worst fears. “We’re losing him.” With those words, Mike and Tia Baye decide to spy on their sixteen-year-old son Adam, who has become increasingly moody and withdrawn since the suicide of his best friend. The software they install on his computer shows them every Web site visited, every e-mail sent or received, every instant message. And each keystroke draws them deeper and deeper into a maze of mayhem and violence that could destroy them all...

Gerald the Lion

Author: Jessica Souhami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910959817

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4214

Is Gerald really a lion? Or is he just an everyday cat with a big imagination? Children will love following Gerald through the 'jungle' - watch out for aliens, hungry crocodiles and a fire-breathing dragon!


Author: Ken Chowder

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 373

Meek "Egg" Lambert's erratic wife, Jadis, leaves him, then returns, but in the interim, one of his old flames has taken Jadis' place in the Lambert household

Where Peace Walks in a Tight Rope

Author: Francis Brainfloss

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479741477

Category: Music

Page: 251

View: 5138

The next night, she went to another bar that has live bands. She had no luck but didn't want to give-up yet. She can't get him off her mind. That gaunt face, dark hair and the dreamy eyes that was shadowed by his eyebrows. Oh, that handsome face, Deborah thought with desire. She did not care that she was looking for him everywhere and she was a woman, the guy was a hero and he saved her life; There's something poetic about him. Deborah bet he is a very good and romantic man. Deborah moves on her chair. "Are you okay honey?" asked her father William Cunningham. "Yes dad," came her reply, still with a faraway." "You must be thinking of Clide huh?" William leaned closer from across the table. "He really sounded sincere. I think he was close to tears when he talked to me." "I don't know dad," Deborah said with a dismissive sight. "But . . ." "Listen dad," Deborah said more firmly. "I need time to think. I hope you understand." "Okay," said William with resignation. "I understand. You're mad at him. It takes time to get over what he'd done. I'm just worried that you won't get married. I mean, you're past the marrying age already. Three years from now, you're going to be thirty." " I know that dad," said Deborah burdened by having to say it again. "And I thought that Clide was the one-but, he just betrayed my trust. You know how Iam about trust." Deborah wished she could leave now and be somewhere where she would be left with her thoughts and fantasize about that mysterious man. She felt a stirring in her groin every time she thinks of him. God, when am I going to find him? Deborah desperately wanted some hope just so she could go on. Then she'd find him and thank him or something. Don't joke yourself Deborah, you want more than that. Deborah smiled. "What's that smile all about?" William asked. Deborah felt herself blush. "Nothing dad . . ." she said quickly. "Listen, I have a lot to do in the office." "Honey, are you even listening to what I said?"

Baggage Claim

A Novel

Author: David E. Talbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743253612

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9772

In this national bestseller and basis for the smash hit movie starring Paula Patton, Baggage Claim is the story of one woman who decides that she’s done flying solo. When her baby sister announces she’s getting married in thirty days, sexy but single flight attendant Montana Moore realizes that she’s soon to be the oldest—and only—unwed woman in her family. With the help of fellow flight attendants and a zany network of airline employees, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé. Acclaimed author and director David E. Talbert welcomes you aboard a hilarious, witty, and charming tale where the final destination is the altar.

Best books for children

preschool through grade 6

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1002

View: 8062

Provides an annotated list of over eleven thousand of the best children's books published

The Auto

The Motorist's Pictorial

Author: Stanley Spooner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

View: 7298


Folk Tale Plays from Around the World That Kids Will Love

Author: Marci Appelbaum,Jeff Catanese

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439222570

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 3603

"Eight short read-aloud plays with engaging activities that build reading skills, add spark to social studies lessons, and explore diverse cultures"--Cover.

Melody's Gifts

An Inspirational Story of a Family's Determination That Neither Cerebral Palsy nor Mental Retardation Would Silence Melody's Song

Author: Louise Wade

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469120046

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 235

View: 2424

Melodys Gifts: An Inspirational Story Of A Familys Determination That Neither Cerebral Palsy Nor Mental Retardation Would Silence Melodys Song This is the kind of book that will be hard for a reader, whether parent or special education professional, to put down. Melodys mother, Louise Wade, tells the story with intense emotions. She is not a writer but a mother with a story to tell, and she tells the story from her heart and soul. At times the reader may feel on top of the world, laughing and cheering at the adventures and victories of the family. At other times, the reader may cry softly as Louise expresses the depth of her grief that can only be found in a mothers heart. This is a true story, heartwarming, inspiring, and encouraging, about the authors daughter, Melody Marie, who was diagnosed at fourteen months of age to be profoundly brain damaged. Fortunately, the family was living in Pennsylvania at the time. They learned of the Doman-Delacato intensive patterning therapy program, which had a center just outside Philadelphia, and they were off and running. Louise moved with lightning speed to convince Jack, Melodys dad, and Mike, her seven year old brother, that the time had come to get little Melody crawling, creeping, walking and talking. A determined, driven mother with a bountiful supply of energy, Louise had soon organized small teams of patterners, all of which moved as little brigades to meet the enormous challenge. The familys energies were great and were rewarded with Melodys achievements. Their lives changed as Louise felt that the Lord was calling her into a lifelong career in special education. The career of Melodys dad, Jack, later changed to recreational therapy. Her older brother, Mike, majored in special education in college, and was President of the student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. Melody became an inspiration for each member of her family. The book reveals the inner-most feelings from her mothers heart about Melodys life from 1962 through 2008. She did her writing the old-fashioned way with pencil, paper, and lots of erasers. Louise, now in her seventies, has been relentless in her motivation. She applied great pressure on herself to get the story told before her health limited her physical activity. She drove sixty miles to enroll in a course called Writing Your Life Story. A small writing group emerged from the course and Louise never missed their meetings. She plodded along for months and years, then began to feel discouraged that perhaps she would not be able to see this project through to publication. She met Sheila Nelson by happenstance. Sheila began by proof-reading Louises work, then a series of events and circumstances changed her role to that of re-writing Melodys story. Sheila recognized that the load seemed to be getting too heavy for Louise to carry alone to the finish line (publication). Louise describes Sheila as an answer to my prayers! She worked tirelessly with the greatest dedication to complete the work. Her devotion, talent and abilities were paramount in the publishing of this work. Emily Gabrysch and Daniel Burdess, students at New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia, designed the book cover. They took hundreds of pictures of Melody happily playing her spoons, tambourine, and bells. The family selected one picture and had it framed for Melodys bedroom door. From that day on, Melody repeatedly encouraged her mother to write in the book. The illustrations are from Melodys personal photo album and pictures in her bedroom especially designed for her enjoyment. Before she could talk, the family bombarded her with meaningful pictures. Each created much happiness for all. They proved to be valuable in her early language development. A picture is worth a thousand words actually may be critical in stimulating communication. Louise wants Melodys story to make a positive impact in as many liv

Bye-Bye Time

Author: Elizabeth Verdick

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575427850

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3291

An award-winning author/illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation. Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by a baby-sitter means saying good-bye to Mom or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a big deal. This gentle book helps ease the transition with simple rituals: hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children. Toddlers learn that good-bye isn’t forever, it’s just for a while. Part of the Toddler Tools series, Bye-Bye Time can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

The Latitudes of Silence

A Voyage Across the Pacific Ocean

Author: Christian Tirtirau

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426913230

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 3875

This memoir recounts the author's cathartic eight-month, 10,000-mile voyage across the Pacific Ocean in a thirty-two foot boat.

Der Junge, der mit den Piranhas schwamm

Author: David Almond

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473474959

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1643

Das Leben ist kein Goldfischteich... ... sondern ein Piranha-Becken. Doch einen Jungen wie Stan kann das nicht schrecken. Auf der Suche nach dem großen Abenteuer läuft er von zu Hause weg und wird Schüler des weltberühmten Magiers Pancho Pirelli. Von ihm lernt Stan, was keiner außer Pancho je wagte: in ein Becken voller hungriger Piranhas zu springen. Wer sich von Meistererzähler David Almond in den Strom des Abenteuers locken lässt, taucht verzaubert wieder auf. Hans-Christian-Andersen-Preis 2010 für das Gesamtwerk