Trying to Float
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Trying to Float

  • Author : Nicolaia Rips
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501133008

Trying to Float Book Description :

“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, warmhearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Meet the family Rips: father Michael, a lawyer turned writer with a penchant for fine tailoring; mother Sheila, a former model and renowned sculptor who matches her welding outfits with couture; and daughter Nicolaia, a precocious and wry high school student at work on a highly unusual extracurricular activity, an official record of her peculiar childhood. Nicolaia is a perpetual outsider who has struggled to find her place in schools populated by cliquish girls and loudmouthed boys. But at the Chelsea, Nicolaia she has found her tribe. There’s her neighbor Stormé, a tall albino woman who keeps a pink handgun strapped to her ankle; her babysitter, Jade, who may or may not have a second career as an escort; her friend Artie, former proprietor of New York’s most famous nightclubs. The kids at school might never understand her, but as Nicolaia endeavors to fit in, she realizes that the Chelsea’s motley crew could hold the key to surviving the perils of her adolescence. “Nicolaia Rips is an old-soul sophisticate. Trying to Float is like Eloise meets Wes Anderson” (Elle), and not since Holden Caulfield has there been such a fabulously compelling teen guide to New York City. Rips’s debut is “charmingly self-deprecating and very funny…at once highly insightful and deeply familiar” (W Magazine), a triumphant parable for the power of embracing difference in all its forms. Her “engaging story with a big heart…will appeal to adults and teens alike” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

The One Year Devos for Girls
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The One Year Devos for Girls

  • Author : Childrens Bible Hour
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2002-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0842360158

The One Year Devos for Girls Book Description :

Provides a Scripture-based story for each calendar date, and incorporates themes relevant to the daily life of young females.

Sink  Float  or Swim

Sink Float or Swim

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Tignum
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Corporate power
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9783868811919

Sink Float or Swim Book Description :

In this book, authors Scott Peltin and Jogi Rippel offer the reader high performance strategies that will strengthen their foundation of personal energy and resilience, and then teach them how to aim this newfound power, with laser-like precision, to create positive and successful results with their team, their customers, and their bottom line.

How It Feels to Float
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

How It Feels to Float

  • Author : Helena Fox
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525554356

How It Feels to Float Book Description :

A deeply hopeful YA novel about living with mental illness that's perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces "Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in the sand--the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe--maybe maybe maybe--there's a third way Biz just can't see yet. Debut author Helena Fox tells a story about love and grief, about inter-generational mental illness, and how living with it is both a bridge to someone loved and lost and, also, a chasm. She explores the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honors those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea. * "Lyrical and profoundly affecting." --Kirkus (starred review) * "Masterful...Just beautiful." --Booklist (starred review) * "Exquisite." --PW (starred review) "This book will explode you into atoms." --Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels "Mesmerizing and timely." --Bustle "Helena Fox's novel delivers. Read it." --Cath Crowley, author of Words in Deep Blue "This is not a book; it is a work of art." --Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned



  • Author :
  • Publisher : Kendall Hunt
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Activity programs in education
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0787265357

Insights Book Description :

Students explore the unique characteristics of liquids, compare different liquids, and examine how solids and liquids interact with each other. They discover how three liquids--corn syrup, oil, and water--behave when mixed. Students then investigate floating and sinking and some of the variables that affect how solid objects behave in liquids of different densities. Each Teacher Guide includes: Specific teaching and management strategies Detailed teaching sequences for teaching the first three phases of the Learning Experience (Getting Started; Exploring and Discovering; and Processing For Meaning) Reproducible masters for Student Science Notebook pages, Group Recording Sheets, and Home-School Worksheets Extension activities in science, language arts and social studies Assessment materials (an introductory questionnaire, embedded assessments, and a final questionnaire consisting of performance and written components) Science Background (provides general science concepts as they are introduced and developed in the module) to help prepare teacher Teacher and Student Resources section (annotated lists of children's books, teacher reference books, and technological aids)

Science Mysteries Explained

Science Mysteries Explained

  • Author : Anthony Fordham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615645190

Science Mysteries Explained Book Description :

BRAND NEW TOPIC AND TITLE IN FULL-COLOR Many people find science fascinating and there never seems to be an end to facts and figures that can be learned. Idiot's Guides: Science Mysteries Explained takes a question/answer-based approach to teach readers a variety of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Cosmology. Using helpful four-color illustrations and expert information, this book features 130 fascinating questions and answers to satisfy any armchair scientist.



  • Author : James R. Curwood
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496961037

Lucy Book Description :

Lucy pulled on the brakes as hard as she could; the bike skidded sideways and the wheels slipped into the groove between the planks. Shrieking, she lunged forward leaving the bike falling from under her. Jack reached out, catching the full weight of her falling body in his outstretched arms . . . Lucy had planted herself firmly on top of him, and they both lay sprawled out on the planking. Set in The Western edge of the Cotswolds four teenagers find themselves embroiled in sabotage, conspiracy, and murder. Dangerous thugs threaten when they uncover clandestine activities; friendship turns to romance, their destinys become forever changed. The first book of a series that begins in the spring of 1932 when the chance meeting of two brothers and Lucy introduce the characters and the book ends leaving you wanting more.

Tail Twisters

Tail Twisters

  • Author : Pearson Education
  • Publisher : Rigby
  • Release Date : 2002-01-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN 10 : 9780433076988

Tail Twisters Book Description :

Navigator is a KS2 reading scheme which covers fiction and non-fiction. It provides material to give pupils a 20-minute guided reading sesson per week during each school year.

The Fire Lord s Lover
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Fire Lord s Lover

  • Author : Kathryne Kennedy
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1402255624

The Fire Lord s Lover Book Description :

Reviewer Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews! An Outstanding Book from Merrimon Book Reviews! Nominated for Book of the Week from LASR Reviews!"A Tolkien-esque world combined with an eighteenth-century historical romance produces a satisfying tale with twists you'll never expect. Excellent!"-Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of Pride Mates In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord's son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father-until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever. Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married. But beneath the gilded castles lies an unspeakable evil, greater than either Dominic or Cassandra had ever fathomed, and without each other they may not survive. A unique combination of historical and fantasy romance, The Fire Lord's Lover will fascinate readers of Karen Monin, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, and Diane Duval who will adore this imaginative unexpected love story between the son of a tyrant and the woman sent to take them both down. The Elven Lords Historical Fantasy Romance Trilogy: The Fire Lord's Lover (Book 1) The Lady of the Storm (Book 2): Giles Beaumont is reluctantly assigned to protect an Elven Lord's daughter...until he falls under her enchanting spell The Lord of Illusion (Book 3): Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. But first he must find the beautiful slave girl who holds the secret to his quest. What readers are saying about The Fire Lord's Lover "It was so good that I read it in one day...and then I read it again!!" "It was different; keeping me entranced trying to figure out what was going to happen next." "...e