Life in a Jar Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Life in a Jar


  • Author : Jack Mayer
  • Publisher : Long Trail Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780984111312

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Life in a Jar Excerpt :

Tells story of Irena Sendler who organized the rescue of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, and the teenagers who started the investigation into Irena's heroism.

Irena s Jars of Secrets Book

Irena s Jars of Secrets


  • Author : Marcia K. Vaughan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1600604390

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Irena s Jars of Secrets Excerpt :

"The story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped rescue nearly 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Includes afterword, author's note, sources, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Jars of Hope Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Jars of Hope


  • Author : Jennifer Roy
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491460726

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Jars of Hope Excerpt :

"Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust"--

Names in a Jar Book

Names in a Jar


  • Author : Jennifer Gold
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772602081

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Names in a Jar Excerpt :

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war. With no hope in sight and supplies dwindling, Anna finds herself taking care of an orphaned baby. With a courage she didn’t know she had, Anna and the baby leave behind all they know and go into hiding with a Catholic family, changing their names to hide their identity, but Lina is not so lucky and winds up in the infamous Treblinka Camp. Can Lina survive and find her way back to Anna? Will the two sisters even recognize each other after such a long time? A story filled with hope, courage and reconciliation.

My Life in a Jar Book

My Life in a Jar


  • Author : Jake Brown
  • Publisher : Smo-Motion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0692139990

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My Life in a Jar Excerpt :

"King of the country, boss of the stix!" Hip Hop has long made braggadocio a work requirement, often for the same "show" factor that arrives when aspiring rappers rent jewelry and nice cars to wear and drive in their music videos. With Big Smo, everything about him as a superstar is authentic: from the farm in middle Tennessee he shot the majority of his music videos, television show, and continues to live and raise his three daughters on to the family Moonshine recipe and even the head of a live chicken he personally cut off to great controversy in his now legendary Kickin' It in Tennessee video. By far the biggest star of the country rap genre he helped invent and put on the national map with the help of well over 70 million Youtube views, he remains the first and only country rapper to date to ever sign a major label record deal with Warner Bros. With a catalog of 10 albums, including highlights like American Made, Kuntry Livin, which spawned the hits Workin' and Anything Goes, We the People, and Special Reserve among other fan favorites, Smo cultivated a fervent fanbase--affectionately referred to as Kinfoke--and brought them to the mainstream as the grassroots fire was soon blazing hotly enough to capture the Wall Street Journal's attention. A natural ambassador for his listeners' lifestyle with a star personality so charismatic he wound up with his own A&E reality show--another first for his genre--more than 2 million fans made it so officially when The Big Smo Show debuted in June 2014 on A&E and ran for two seasons. Now, Smo tells all in My Life in a Jar: The Book of Smo.

Irena s Children Book

Irena s Children


  • Author : Tilar J. Mazzeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476778518

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Irena s Children Excerpt :

Presents the story of a Holocaust rescuer to reveal the formidable risks she took to her own safety to save some 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.

The Killing Jar Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Killing Jar


  • Author : Jennifer Bosworth
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374341381

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The Killing Jar Excerpt :

"I try not to think about it, what I did to that boy." Seventeen-year-old Kenna Marsden has a secret. She's haunted by a violent tragedy she can't explain. Kenna's past has kept people-even her own mother-at a distance for years. Just when she finds a friend who loves her and life begins to improve, she's plunged into a new nightmare: her mom and twin sister are attacked, and the dark powers Kenna has struggled to suppress awaken with a vengeance. On the heels of the assault, Kenna is exiled to a nearby commune, known as Eclipse, to live with a relative she never knew she had. There, she discovers an extraordinary new way of life as she learns who she really is, and the wonders she's capable of. For the first time, she starts to feel like she belongs somewhere; that her terrible secret makes her beautiful and strong, not dangerous. But the longer she stays at Eclipse, the more she senses there is something menacing lurking underneath its idyllic veneer. And she begins to suspect that her new family may have sinister plans for her...

In a Jar Book

In a Jar


  • Author : Deborah Marcero
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525514596

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In a Jar Excerpt :

Here's a marvelous picture book, charmingly written and beautifully illustrated, about the power of memory and the magic of friendship. Llewellyn, a little rabbit, is a collector. He gathers things in jars--ordinary things like buttercups, feathers, and heart-shaped stones. Then he meets another rabbit, Evelyn, and together they begin to collect extraordinary things--like rainbows, the sound of the ocean, and the wind just before snow falls. And, best of all, when they hold the jars and peer inside, they remember all the wonderful things they've seen and done. But one day, Evelyn has sad news: Her family is moving away. How can the two friends continue their magical collection--and their special friendship--from afar?

Star in the Jar Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Star in the Jar


  • Author : Sam Hay
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492695363

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Star in the Jar Excerpt :

Named a "Parents Best Children's Books 2018"! What would you do with a fallen star? When a little boy stumbles across a lost star, he decides to take care of it, putting it in a jar and carrying it with him everywhere. But when the sky calls out for its missing star, can the little boy and his sister figure out a way to return the star to its friends in the sky...even if it means saying goodbye forever? This warm-hearted and enchanting bedtime story celebrates the rewards of true friendship. Praise for Star in the Jar: "A cheery, warm-hearted tale, beautifully told." —The Guardian

The Bell Jar Book
Score: 4
From 170 Ratings

The Bell Jar


  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Autobiographical fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0571355064

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The Bell Jar Excerpt :

Liberty fabric covered editions bring classics from the Faber backlist together with important modern titles, putting them in conversation and celebrating both the history and the future of Faber & Faber. Sylvia Plath's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical novel offers an intimate, honest and often wrenching glimpse into mental illness. The Bell Jar broke the boundaries between fiction and reality and helped cement Sylvia Plath's place as an enduring feminist icon. Celebrated for its darkly humorous, razor sharp portrait of 1950s society, it continues to resonate with readers today as testament to the universal human struggle to claim one's rightful place in the world. In 2019, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar will be reissued as a special hardback edition with a Liberty fabric from the year of the novel's first publication (1963); Milkman, winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, will be reissued with a bespoke Liberty fabric cover, created uniquely for Anna Burns. ABOUT THE FABRIC Originally inspired by an impression sheet from Liberty's print works at Merton Abbey. First produced in 1961, this low-colour geometric design features abstract broken lines which almost create a subtle and wavy camouflage effect.

Cultured Food in a Jar Book

Cultured Food in a Jar


  • Author : Donna Schwenk
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401951269

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Cultured Food in a Jar Excerpt :

In her third cookbook, creator and founder of the Cultured Food Life blog and author of Cultured Food for Life and Cultured Food for Health Donna Schwenk offers over 100 probiotic recipes for the on-the-go lifestyle. These cultured food recipes are easy-to-make and all portable in jars. Schwenk covers everything from the basics like making your own kefir, kombucha, and nondairy milks, to snacks and beverages, to filling, savory meals. Complete with full-color photos and clear, thorough instructions, Cultured Food in a Jar offers an accessible, mouthwatering approach to probiotic eating and gut health.

Out of a Jar Book

Out of a Jar


  • Author : Deborah Marcero
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593326381

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Out of a Jar Excerpt :

This highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed and bestselling picture book In a Jar stars one little bunny dealing with some very big feelings. Llewellyn does not like to feel afraid or sad, angry, lonely, or embarrassed. And so he comes up with a brilliant plan: he tucks each of his feelings into jars and hides them away where they won't bother him anymore. But when he gets in trouble in class, Llewellyn finds he needs to put away excitement too. And when joy is quickly followed by disappointment, he decides to get rid of joy as well. After a while, Llewellyn walks around not feeling much of anything at all. And what happens when his emotions refuse to be bottled up any longer? In this richly illustrated and universally relatable picture book, Llewellyn soon discovers that life is more colorful when he sets his emotions free. And only then, by facing and embracing each of his feelings, is he finally able to let them go.

Idea Jar Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Idea Jar


  • Author : Adam Lehrhaupt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481451673

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Idea Jar Excerpt :

“Seems destined to help jump-start classroom writing assignments.” —Publishers Weekly "A good starting point for creativity in various forms.” —School Library Journal “This imaginative book is likely to inspire more Idea Jars in classrooms.” —Booklist From the author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book comes a lively story about a teacher’s special jar where her students keep their story ideas—but watch out when those ideas go on the loose! The idea jar is where students keep their ideas—anything from a Viking to a space robot to a giant dragon. These ideas can be combined to make new exciting stories. But watch out when the ideas escape the jar—they might get a little rowdy! Adam Lehrhaupt’s newest picture book is sure to inspire creativity, imagination, and adventure.

Irena Sendler Book

Irena Sendler


  • Author : Anna Mieszkowska
  • Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000127704025

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Irena Sendler Excerpt :

This book offers the first English translation of the compelling heroine story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who organized the rescue of more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. In the fall of 1999, four young girls from Kansas began research for a high school history project. The students were inspired by a magazine article about Irena Sendler, and after discovering that Sendler was still alive, they exchanged letters with her and eventually traveled to Poland to meet with her. The play the students wrote as a result of their research and multiple interviews spawned worldwide interest in the epic story of one person who managed to save the lives of 2,500 children in Poland under German occupation. This new translation brings the universally appealing story of Irena Sendler to an English-speaking audience for the first time. It contains moving accounts of courage and hope in the face of tremendous danger, cruelty, and terrifying uncertainty. It also portrays the unspeakable emotional distress suffered by the children's parents who chose to give them up, and communicates the decades of immense longing, loneliness, and guilt of the rescuees for having survived while their families did not. - Based on sound scholarship and research while also being easy to read and accessible to a wide readership - Provides a complete, chronological presentation of Sendler's life, from her childhood, education, and wartime humanitarian efforts to her postwar experiences, including her professional and personal life and her visit to Israel - Presents unique information from letters and interviews with the now-elderly children Sendler rescued over 60 years ago, illuminating the dramatic influence she had upon their lives - Contains several sections written in the voice of Irena Sendler, resulting in a lively, conversational first-person narrative that gives a reading experience akin to sitting with Sendler and hearing her story firsthand

The Jar of Happiness Book

The Jar of Happiness


  • Author : Ailsa Burrows
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1846437296

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The Jar of Happiness Excerpt :

How do you create happiness? In this story, one child finds a way. She mixes the smell of warm biscuits and the seaside with the taste of chocolate ice cream, apple juice and the warmth of sunshine. She fills the jar and visits her loved ones to share her invention. But one day her jar goes missing. She searches everywhere but cannot find it. As she retraces her footsteps she discovers there are many different ways to share happiness.