Rumple Buttercup  A Story of Bananas  Belonging  and Being Yourself Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Rumple Buttercup A Story of Bananas Belonging and Being Yourself


  • Author : Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525707622

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Rumple Buttercup A Story of Bananas Belonging and Being Yourself Excerpt :

The #1 New York Times bestseller written and illustrated by Matthew Gray Gubler. This charming and inspiring story is the perfect gift for kids (and grown-up kids) alike! Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right. He is weird. Join him and Candy Corn Carl (his imaginary friend made of trash) as they learn the joy of individuality as well as the magic of belonging.

Rumple Buttercup Book

Rumple Buttercup


  • Author : Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525648444

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Rumple Buttercup Excerpt :

Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right. He and his imaginary friend made of trash learn the joy of individuality as well as the magic of belonging in this charming, inspiring story from actor/director Gubler ("Criminal Minds"). Full color.

Gork  the Teenage Dragon Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Gork the Teenage Dragon


  • Author : Gabe Hudson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524732479

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Gork the Teenage Dragon Excerpt :

A TODAY Show Summer Pick An Amazon Summer Beach Reads Pick A Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction of the Month Pick “Hilarious. . . . Gork is less Game of Thrones and more The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” —Rolling Stone “Delightful. . . . Gork satirically plumbs some of the same supervillain territory that forms the basis of recent films like Despicable Me.” —Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review “No good human won't love this dragon named Gork.” —Dave Eggers “Outrageous storytelling and soulful humor in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut."—Gary Shteyngart Gork isn’t like the other dragons at WarWings Military Academy. He has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns, and an occasional problem with fainting. His nickname is Weak Sauce and his Will to Power ranking is Snacklicious—the lowest in his class. But he is determined not to let any of this hold him back as he embarks on the most important mission of his life: tonight, on the eve of his high school graduation, he must ask a female dragon to be his queen. If she says yes, they'll go off to conquer a foreign planet together. If she says no, Gork becomes a slave. Vying with Jocks, Nerds, Mutants, and Multi-Dimensioners to find his mate, Gork encounters an unforgettable cast of friends and foes, including Dr. Terrible, the mad scientist; Fribby, a robot dragon obsessed with death; and Metheldra, a healer specializing in acupuncture with swords. But finally it is Gork's biggest perceived weakness, his huge heart, that will guide him through his epic quest and help him reach his ultimate destination: planet Earth. A love story, a fantasy, and a coming-of-age story, Gork the Teenage Dragon is a wildly comic, beautifully imagined, and deeply heartfelt debut novel that shows us just how human a dragon can be.

Criminal Minds Book

Criminal Minds


  • Author : Jeff Mariotte
  • Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 1620456079

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Criminal Minds Excerpt :

An authorized tie-in to the popular TV show Criminal Minds Most episodes of Criminal Minds feature a briefing where the show's team of FBI profilers defines the type of criminal they're looking for and provides some real-life examples. This book tells the story of those examples. Published to coincide with the release of season five of Criminal Minds on DVD Organized by type of criminal, including solo serial killers, sexual predators, and killers with famous victims; and tells the stories of many famous murderers, including David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, Mark David Chapman, and the Zodiac killer Features photographs from the show Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants is a fascinating, terrifying book about the criminal minds who live among us.

Greta and the Giants Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Greta and the Giants


  • Author : Zoë Tucker
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780711253773

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Greta and the Giants Excerpt :

This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg—the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world’s climate crisis—using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children. Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea… A section at the back explains that, in reality, the fight against the “giants” isn’t over and explains how you can help Greta in her fight. This book has been printed sustainably in the US on 100% recycled paper. By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to 350.org.

The Afterwards Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Afterwards


  • Author : A.F. Harrold
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781547600489

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The Afterwards Excerpt :

From the acclaimed team behind The Imaginary comes another powerful, poignant, and darkly fantastical story about friendship, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl. Ember and Ness are best friends, completely inseparable. Ember can't imagine what life would be without Ness. Until Ness dies, in a most sudden and unexpected way. Ember feels completely empty. How can this even be real? Then Ember finds a way into the afterworld-a place where the recently dead reside. She knows there must be a way to bring Ness back, so she decides to find it. Because that's what friends do: rescue each other. But the afterworld holds its own dangers. How far will Ember go to make things the way they were again? Paired with enchanting illustrations from Emily Gravett, A. F. Harrold's powerfully woven tale explores the lengths we go to for the people we love.

Brain Games   Criminal Mind Puzzles Book

Brain Games Criminal Mind Puzzles


  • Author : Publications International Ltd.
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-12-15
  • Genre: Criminal investigation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1640306730

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Brain Games Criminal Mind Puzzles Excerpt :

Use your verbal, visual, and logic skills to investigate an array of puzzles! This puzzle collection contains a mix of verbal and visual puzzles themed around crimes and investigation. Read about true crimes and see how you much you can remember Play detective as you find witnesses, use logic to track down criminals, and see what details you can decipher in crime scenes Spiral bound 192 pages

Exposed Book

Exposed


  • Author : R. Stephanie Good
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2008-09-28
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418567804

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Exposed Excerpt :

Think your child is safe surfing the Web? Think again, says R. Stephanie Good in this chilling expose and personal memoir about her efforts with the FBI to bust child sex predators. Posing as a young girl, Stephanie has helped the federal government catch everyone from common perverts to Fortune 1000 executives, even an executive from a children's cable television channel. Stephanie reveals the near-tragic personal story that compelled her into this harrowing career and takes readers on the hunt.

The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness


  • Author : Colin Thompson
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 2012-03-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742748047

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The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness Excerpt :

The funny, touching story of an unlikely friendship from master storyteller Colin Thompson George lives with his grandmother and a big empty space where his mother and father should be. One Friday on his way home from school, George visits the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, is Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lost and lonely as George feels. When Jeremy comes home to live with George and his granny, their whole lives change, and they learn that when it comes to love, it's quality not quantity that counts . . .

Wake Up  Sir  Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Wake Up Sir


  • Author : Jonathan Ames
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416590408

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Wake Up Sir Excerpt :

From the creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, the story of a young alcoholic writer and his personal valet, a hilarious homage to the Bertie and Jeeves novels of P.G. Wodehouse. Alan Blair, the hero of Wake Up, Sir!, is a young, loony writer with numerous problems of the mental, emotional, sexual, spiritual, and physical variety. He's very good at problems. But luckily for Alan, he has a personal valet named Jeeves, who does his best to sort things out for his troubled master. And Alan does find trouble wherever he goes. He embarks on a perilous and bizarre road journey, his destination being an artists colony in Saratoga Springs. There Alan encounters a gorgeous femme fatale who is in possession of the most spectacular nose in the history of noses. Such a nose can only lead to a wild disaster for someone like Alan, and Jeeves tries to help him, but...well, read the book and find out!

Cat Book for Kids Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Cat Book for Kids


  • Author : Jeff Child
  • Publisher : Vincent Noot
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9788832507416

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Cat Book for Kids Excerpt :

When Casper finds out that his cat girlfriend becomes a little more demanding than she was at first, he starts having doubts, but when she sends him on a dangerous mission, he really doesn’t know anymore. This story involves explosive monsters and strange objects, and a bunch of cats trying to argue over what’s best to do. The alleycats in this story are friends, but one of them is constantly lying. Find out who and read more!

Family Wakes Us Up Book

Family Wakes Us Up


  • Author : Michael Stone
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 1502474964

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Family Wakes Us Up Excerpt :

How do a teacher of yoga and buddhism and an ayurvedic practitioner prepare for parenting? How do they understand themselves as men, and fathers? How can love, separation, grief, acceptance, and falling in love again be spiritual practices? This is a serious book about family as the first site of our evolution. It's intimate, existentially honest and strangely funny.Michael Stone and Matthew Remski share thirty years of yoga practice and teaching experience between them. They've each traveled far and wideto study and practice their contemplative arts—living in campervans in the dead of winter, dusty monasteries in South India, frigid temples in Japanand ashrams in rural America.As they both became expectant fathers, Michael and Matthew began an exchange of deeply personal letters that explore the interweaving themesof their lives amidst teachings from Zen, anecdotes from the yoga mat, observations from meditation and Ayurvedic recipes for postpartum broth.How does yoga inform their kitchen, laundry room and their love? How will they find help and take responsibility within a culture of manhoodstruggling to redefine itself? How can they use presence to integrate their past? How will supporting their partners through pregnancy, labour, and birth enrich their commitment to a spirituality rooted in intimacy and interdependence?Advance Praise for Family Wakes Us Up“'Isn't it amazing that amidst whatever we think about, the sky still holds us up.'Like the unequivocal love that conscious parenting, and friendships are held within, this line beautifully captured for me the insightful and intimate tone of this book.Deeply personal and yet quintessentially universal, Michael and Matthew invite us into the innermost chambers of their being, revealing how they have allowed their hearts to open, to close, to break, to heal. They both care deeply about the complexdynamics of relationships and the genuine aspiration to be loving fathers . . . a book for all fathers to be . . .

Where Is Broadway  Book

Where Is Broadway


  • Author : Douglas Yacka
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524786526

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Where Is Broadway Excerpt :

Take your seats, because Where Is Broadway? is ready to take center stage! In a lively and engaging style, authors Douglas Yacka and Francesco Sedita cover the development of the first theaters and the birth of the American musical, as well as the shows and stars that have become Broadway legends. Readers will get the inside story on their favorite shows and may even discover some new ones.

Coronavirus  A Book for Children Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Coronavirus A Book for Children


  • Author : Kate Wilson
  • Publisher : Nosy Crow
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839941467

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Coronavirus A Book for Children Excerpt :

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life. With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. The book is free to read and download, but Nosy Crow would like to encourage readers, should they feel in a position to, to make a donation to: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

The Christmas Dragon Book

The Christmas Dragon


  • Author : Ruthanne Reid
  • Publisher : Ruthanne Reid
  • Release Date : 2014-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : 9780985260033

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The Christmas Dragon Excerpt :

The box jumped. Boxes are not supposed to jump. It’s a law somewhere, I think. Maybe Guyana. Apparently not in New Hampshire, because the box kept jumping. All Katie Lin wants is to get away from the magic, mayhem, and the never-ending war of her family. Unfortunately, someone has other ideas, and sends her a box. A box that jumps. The tiny fire hazard inside sends her right into the path of a dragon war, the Crow King, and a reluctant elf prince, forcing her to admit that sometimes, running away doesn’t work as planned.