Out Into the Big Wide Lake Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Out Into the Big Wide Lake

  • Author : Paul Harbridge
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735265592

Out Into the Big Wide Lake Excerpt :

"A picture book about a girl who spends the summer with her family at a lake and learns to become more self-reliant."--

Wilde Lake Book
Score: 3.5
From 33 Ratings

Wilde Lake

  • Author : Laura Lippman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062083470

Wilde Lake Excerpt :

An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl. A vengeful father. A courageous attorney. A worshipful daughter. Think you know this story? Think again. Laura Lippman, the “extravagantly gifted” (Chicago Tribune) New York Times bestselling author, delivers “one of her best novels ” (Washington Post)—a modern twist on To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, “Wilde Lake is a real success.” Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected state’s attorney representing suburban Maryland—including the famous planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality. Prosecuting a controversial case involving a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, the fiercely ambitious Lu is determined to avoid the traps that have destroyed other competitive, successful women. She’s going to play it smart to win this case—and win big—cementing her political future. But her intensive preparation for trial unexpectedly dredges up painful recollections of another crime—the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Justice was done. Or was it? Did the events of 1980 happen as she remembers them? She was only a child then. What details didn’t she know? As she plunges deeper into the past, Lu is forced to face a troubling reality. The legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. But what happens when she realizes that, for the first time, she doesn’t want to know the whole truth?

Go Show the World Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Go Show the World

  • Author : Wab Kinew
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735262935

Go Show the World Excerpt :

"We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington. Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada, both the more well known and the not- so-widely recognized. Individually, their stories, though briefly touched on, are inspiring; collectively, they empower the reader with this message: "We are people who matter, yes, it's true; now let's show the world what people who matter can do."

Chirp   Pollito Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Chirp Pollito

  • Author : Dolores Costello
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681957456

Chirp Pollito Excerpt :

When a little chick leaves the flock, he stumbles on to an adventure that will change him forever. This charming bilingual Spanish-English picture book is a cute read for little explorers.

Web Games Book

Web Games

  • Author : Lior Samson
  • Publisher : Homeland Connection
  • Release Date : 2020-08-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 1732609179

Web Games Excerpt :

Destiny Allen, a Web designer for software giant Scenaria Security Systems, finds herself involved in a deadly puzzle that blurs the boundaries between the virtual and the real. At stake: the infrastructure of modern America. Her resources: Dina Gustafson, a college friend, and Karl Lustig, an Israeli technology journalist with friends in dark places. The challenge: sort the good guys from the bad before the lights go out. A fast-paced technology thriller, Web Games is about real risks and virtual worlds, about Internet threats as close as tomorrow's nightly news, and about the ever-escalating warfare between black-hat hackers and modern society.

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1091199411

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains Excerpt :

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains is adapted from Marty Chan’s successful radio series The Dim Sum Diaries. Set in a French Canadian town in rural Alberta, the novel develops the coming to awareness of a Chinese boy in a community under the myriad of ethnic influences including French, English and Ukrainian and the ever present “red neck” attitude. As serious as the novel’s thematic dispatch is, Chan’s buoyant, gifted humour overrides the tone. After all, Marty thinks he is an alien. This is his secret, Remi Sasseville finds out, and as boys do, he forms a unique friendship with Marty. The alien invasion romp that follows is as entertaining as it is unique. "Highly Recommended" — Canadian Materials.

With One More Look at You Book

With One More Look at You

  • Author : Mary J Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0997616172

With One More Look at You Excerpt :

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE, SOMETIMES IT TAKES THE HEAD YEARS TO DISCOVER WHAT THE HEART HAS ALWAYS KNOWN When Forbes Branson was a young man ready for something new. A senior in high school, he was the golden boy. Heir to a fortune, he knew what his life was going to be. But he wanted adventure first. A year to do what he wanted, where he wanted before college. An unexpected betrayal would change everything. Sophie Lipton was fifteen the first time she set foot on the Branson ranch. Dragged from one place to another, never having more than one pair of shoes or enough to eat, the moment she saw the wide open spaces, she felt she could breathe for the first time in her life. It was the home she always dreamed of. But her happiness came at a price. To stay in her new home, Sophie had to keep somebody else's lies. Lies that would eventually tear apart a family. And tear apart her friendship with Forbes. Coming home is never easy-especially after twelve years. Forbes isn't the same young man. He found his adventure-and more. Weary, he's ready to settle into a slower, calmer life. Working on his family's ranch and taking the job as Chief of Police sounds like a piece of cake after the things he had seen and done. Sophie isn't the quiet girl Forbes remembers. She's grown into a strong, confident woman. A woman used to being in charge. The Branson ranch is her territory now. If Forbes thinks he's going to waltz back in and take over, he's going to find out fast that Sophie is no pushover. Twelve years ago, they shared one goodbye kiss. More sweet than passionate. Now, as adults it's a whole new game. The attraction between them is undeniable. Just as they begin to move forward, the past has other ideas. Secrets rarely stay buried forever. Lies. Betrayal. Maybe even murder. Before Forbes and Sophie can think about the future, they will need to deal with the past. Together.

Elements of Life Book

Elements of Life

  • Author : Inderjit Kaur
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-12-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9384391689

Elements of Life Excerpt :

How much do we know ourselves is critically very important and perhaps very essential. Life we do face many curves up and down while in course of life. Marriage, becoming parent, life traumas and recoveries, retiring from jobs, empty nest, loss of relations, death of beloved. So yes various experiences... We get tired sometimes and immediately ask a question "why me?," but do remember the universe is not short of any wakeup calls we are just very quick in reactions. The four elements of life Air, Water, Earth, Fire are the only truth which than render the whole meaning of being as a human. Are we authentic? Are we living in courage? Are we kind and in patience? Are we grateful? How we face life and respond to life is all that matters. Elements of Life explores the options and choices which will help you to live more in tune with what you want from life. Motivational chapters simple questions based on elements of life - air, fire, water and earth providing simple strategies of life help you to live in harmony with yourself, others and the world, enhancing you to be true to your values and to interact with others while being In more patience. To do otherwise is to foster discontentment and unhappiness, but everyone wants to be in peace and lead a happy life in the end of the day. Living in moderation balancing all the elements of being authentic, being in peace, being grateful, being a little more compassionate can improve the very purpose of being in this awesome life.

And I Thought    Book

And I Thought

  • Author : Wilnona Marie
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-06-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 153271386X

And I Thought Excerpt :

Getting money,paying bills,finding your prince charming, finding your happiness it looked so easy when you were young.You thought you had it all figured out. Little did you know life throws you curve balls. And you thought grownups had it easy so did these ladies. Follow their journies while getting lost in the grownup world.

The Wind and the Trees Book

The Wind and the Trees

  • Author : Todd Stewart
  • Publisher : Owlkids
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1771474335

The Wind and the Trees Excerpt :

A gentle meditation on the cycle of life, told by two trees One day, a tiny pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby tree. As the seedling grows larger, the older pine shares what it has learned about the strong wind that blows through the forest. Wind stretches trees and dries them out, but it also scatters seeds, spreads messages across the forest, and helps trees grow strong as it pushes against their trunks. As time passes, the wind takes its toll on the older tree. It loses needles and starts to droop as the young tree grows fuller and stronger. When a fierce storm rolls in, the heavy winds take down the older tree, leaving the younger one all alone. Or so it thinks. Soon after, a new seedling blown in by the wind lands on the spot where the old tree fell, and the cycle begins again. This moving picture book poignantly honors intergenerational relationships and the exchange of wisdom, while also opening up conversations about loss and environmental stewardship.

Helena s Voyage Book

Helena s Voyage

  • Author : Paul Harbridge
  • Publisher : Our Street Books
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1846941148

Helena s Voyage Excerpt :

Helena travels with an angel at night to three cities that show her the unity and generosity of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Many Shapes of Clay Book

Many Shapes of Clay

  • Author : Kenesha Sneed
  • Publisher : Prestel Junior
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 3791374680

Many Shapes of Clay Excerpt :

"Eisha spends her day making clay shapes in her Mama's art studio. One shape in particular gives her a sense of joy and nostalgia-it reminds her of the time she picked lemons with her Papa. But when her clay turns to stone and breaks into pieces, Eisha feels a great sadness. Together with her Mama, she finds a unique way of moving forward and seeing her sadness in new light"--

Dumpster Dying Book

Dumpster Dying

  • Author : Lesley A. Diehl
  • Publisher : Oak Tree Press of Taylorville, IL
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1610090063

Dumpster Dying Excerpt :

Emily Rhodes came to rural Florida for the cowboys, the cattle, and to do a little country two-step, not to fall head first onto a dead body in a dumpster. Ah, the golden years of retirement in the sunshine state. They're more like pot metal to Emily Rhodes, who discovers the body of the county's wealthiest rancher in the Big Lake Country Club dumpster. With her close friend accused of the murder, Emily sets aside her grief at her life partner's death to find the real killer. She underestimates the obstacles rural Florida can set up for a winter visitor and runs afoul of a local judge with his own version of justice, hires a lawyer who works out of a retirement home, and flees wild fires -- hand-in-hand with the man she believes to be the killer. About the Author: Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida-cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office. In her words, "I come to the "Big Lake" to write, hang out in cowboy bars, and immerse myself in the Florida that used to be. No beaches, no bikinis, no sand. Just cows, horses, and gators."

Me and Mr  Mephistopheles Book

Me and Mr Mephistopheles

  • Author : D. D. Cross
  • Publisher : Mma Publishing Group International
  • Release Date : 2014-01-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0615856209

Me and Mr Mephistopheles Excerpt :

THE AMERICAN EDITION Satan is being outsourced. According to the Powers That Be, Hell isn't hellish enough, and Satan is given seven days to figure out how to bring back the fire and brimstone days of Hell's fury. The Devil takes on human form-a ramshackle, disease ridden body-and sets out on a road trip exploring new and novel miseries of the human condition to save his job. From L.A. to Miami, Satan, accompanied by Eustice Seeney, the only man who managed to escape Hell twice (and live to never shut up about it), some bent doctors, an average medium femme fatale with a Tarot tattoo, and an angelic escort service hit the road. Satan manages to finagle his way into one mess of life's affairs after another culminating in an explosive finale revealing who or what puts the lighting in our dreams, and begs the question of who would rid the world of the Devil they know?

The Applicants Book

The Applicants

  • Author : Ari Morgan
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1500459984

The Applicants Excerpt :

Groomed for a place at a Big Name School since their obsessed, status-conscious helicopter parents passed out cigars at the Stockstill General Hospital Neonatal Unit, the privileged students of Pembrocton College Preparatory are ratcheting up the stakes in the race to get into the nation's most prestigious colleges.The PCP juniors are gloating, jubilant at the rumor that the valedictorian presumptive has received a B on her report card, a grade that will relegate her to in-state hell. Her heir apparent, a three-generation Yale legacy, is the sole mourner at the demise of her future—if only because her thoughtless academic lapse is going to derail his plans to attend MIT.Across town, in the graffiti-covered halls of Stockstill High School, the students slink to class, praying that they arrive without a knife wound—and dream of ivy-covered walls. And with the help of a take-no-prisoners principal and an enterprising parent, the students at SHS dare to encroach shamelessly on territory normally reserved for their wealthy private school rivals.?Join the fray as a memorable cast of characters engages in the latest rage in extracurricular activities: college admissions as a blood sport. ??Laugh out loud funny, The Applicants lampoons the heights we scale—and the depths to which we sink—to get into the “right” college. ?