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The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher

The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher
Author : Jessica Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2015-06-02
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :256
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In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher, new to St. Petersburg, Missouri, joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas in hopes of meeting a promise to have adventures that she made her brother, Jon, before he died.

Waiting for Augusta

Waiting for Augusta
Author : Jessica Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2016-05-10
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :336
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From the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher and Nooks & Crannies comes a “whimsical, heartwarming,” (Kirkus Reviews) and profound tale of love, loss, and family. Eleven-year-old Benjamin Putter has a lump in his throat, and he’s certain it’s a golf ball. He knows it sounds crazy, but everything’s been topsy-turvy since his father died last month. And he doesn’t know how to fix it. Then, one day, something starts tugging at Ben, telling him to hurry to Augusta, Georgia—home of the most famous golf course in the world. Ben might be going a little crazy, but escaping Hilltop, Alabama, sounds like a darn good idea. (And just maybe it will make that lump go away.) As he makes his way to Augusta, Ben partners up with a mysterious runaway named Noni, and they embark on a journey full of strange and wonderful surprises—and possibly magic—at every turn.

Nooks & Crannies

Nooks & Crannies
Author : Jessica Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2016-05-10
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :352
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Eleven-year-old Tabitha Crum, whose parents were just about to abandon her, is invited to the country estate of a wealthy countess along with five other children and told that one of them will become her heir.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date : 2008-12-11
Category :
Total pages :384
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Under the Bottle Bridge

Under the Bottle Bridge
Author : Jessica Lawson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-09-05
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :352
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In the tradition of Counting by 7s and Three Times Lucky, critically acclaimed author Jessica Lawson returns with her fourth whimsical, lyrical, and heartfelt middle grade novel about a girl who’s desperately trying to keep her life together, when everything seems to be falling apart. In the weeks leading up to Gilbreth, New York’s annual AutumnFest, twelve-year-old woodcraft legacy Minna Treat is struggling with looming deadlines, an uncle trying to hide Very Bad News, and a secret personal quest. When she discovers mysterious bottle messages under one of the village’s 300-year-old bridges, she can’t help but wonder who’s leaving them, what they mean, and, most importantly…could the messages be for her? Along with best friend Crash and a mystery-loving newcomer full of suspicious theories, Minna is determined to discover whether the bottles are miraculously leading her toward the long-lost answers she’s been looking for, or drawing her into a disaster of historic proportions.

Cozy Hotels

Cozy Hotels
Author : Jessica Lawson
Publisher : Atrium Arto Editorial
Release Date : 2004
Category : Architecture
Total pages :174
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Hotels tend to be thought of as cold places. Maybe it is because they are often made up of characterless impersonal atmospheres. In Cozy Hotels, we present 18 hotels that have been decorated with a great deal of care with the intention of transmitting a hospitable atmosphere. Of course, the warmth of this is not only measured by the size of the installations. It all depends on the interrelationship of a series of elements which are difficult to break down such as, for example, the philosophy of the landlord or the treatment received by the guests from individual employees. This book takes us to different countries on a tour of the rooms and gardens of hotels which, for their charm, stand out. These hotels have succeeded in the difficult task of having their guests feel at home, but with the great difference of them being in an exceptional place. We will see atmospheres of a diversity of idiosyncrasies. Some are full of magic, as it they were scenes from fairytales, inhabited by elves and paper butterflies. There are those impregnated with poetry or flooded with color, with dreamy corners. Others are an accomplishment in refinement and luxury, exquisitely and elegantly decorated. Fingering through the pages of these chapters will be like traveling in time, back to the origins of humanity, to the warmth of the fire reflected on the stone walls of prehistory, to the mysterious feudal period or to the palaces of hundreds and hundreds of years ago, a source of history and heritage, music for our eyes. Book jacket.

The Ends of Life

The Ends of Life
Author : Keith Thomas
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2010-02-25
Category : History
Total pages :416
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How should we live? That question was no less urgent for English men and women who lived between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries than for this book's readers. Keith Thomas's masterly exploration of the ways in which people sought to lead fulfilling lives in those centuries between the beginning of the Reformation and the heyday of the Enlightenment illuminates the central values of the period, while casting incidental light on some of the perennial problems of human existence. Consideration of the origins of the modern ideal of human fulfilment and of obstacles to its realization in the early modern period frames an investigation that ranges from work, wealth, and possessions to the pleasures of friendship, family, and sociability. The cult of military prowess, the pursuit of honour and reputation, the nature of religious belief and scepticism, and the desire to be posthumously remembered are all drawn into the discussion, and the views and practices of ordinary people are measured against the opinions of the leading philosophers and theologians of the time. The Ends of Life offers a fresh approach to the history of early modern England, by one of the foremost historians of our time. It also provides modern readers with much food for thought on the problem of how we should live and what goals in life we should pursue.

The Detective's Assistant

The Detective's Assistant
Author : Kate Hannigan
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2015-04-07
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :368
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Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln! Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's the miserable Home for the Friendless. Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Kate Warne is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.

The Ability

The Ability
Author : M.M. Vaughan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2014-03-11
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :352
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While Chris and five other twelve-year-olds learn to make the most of their mental abilities in a secret, government-run school last used in 1977, twins Ernest and Mort are studying under someone with much more sinister motives.

The Troubles of Johnny Cannon

The Troubles of Johnny Cannon
Author : Isaiah Campbell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2014-10-14
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :304
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“A boy with a highly original voice winces his way into the bewildering world of adults during a neglected moment in American history” (Newbery Medalist Richard Peck) in this heroic coming-of-age novel. Johnny Cannon’s got problems. Money is scarce. Martha Macker, the girl he likes, barely knows he’s alive. His best friend Willie is pretty great, but he also happens to be a black kid—which is not exactly acceptable in Cullman, Alabama. His big brother Tommy went to war and vanished. His Pa may be committing treason in their backyard. And just when it seems like things couldn’t get worse, an old family friend—or maybe enemy—appears and shakes everything up. How’s a kid like Johnny supposed to get himself and his family out of a mess that’s stickier than molasses and twice as tangled as a spiderweb?

Buddy

Buddy
Author : M.H. Herlong
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2012-09-13
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :320
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A classic boy-and-dog tale in the tradition of Old Yeller Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts meets Buddy when his family's car accidentally hits the stray dog on their way to church. Buddy turns out to be the dog Li'l T's always wished for--until Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans and he must leave Buddy behind. After the storm, Li'l T and his father return home to find a community struggling to rebuild their lives--and Buddy gone. But Li'l T refuses to give up his quest to find his best friend. From the author of the BBYA Top Ten selection The Great Wide Sea comes a powerful story of hope, courage, and knowing when to let go.

How to Save a Queendom

How to Save a Queendom
Author : Jessica Lawson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2021-04-20
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :368
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From critically acclaimed author Jessica Lawson comes a whimsical fantasy about an orphaned twelve-year-old girl who is called upon to save her queendom when she finds a tiny wizard in her pocket. Life’s never been kind to twelve-year-old Stub. Orphaned and left in the care of the cruel Matron Tratte, Stub’s learned that the best way to keep the peace is to do as she’s told. No matter that she’s bullied and that her only friend is her pet chicken, Peck, Stub’s accepted the fact that her life just isn’t made for adventure. Then she finds a tiny wizard in her pocket. Orlen, the royal wizard to Maradon’s queen, is magically bound to Stub. And it’s up to her to ferry Orlen back to Maradon Cross, the country’s capital, or else the delicate peace of the queendom will crumble under the power of an evil wizard queen. Suddenly Stub’s unexciting life is chock-full of adventure. But how can one orphan girl possibly save the entire queendom?

Searching for Normal

Searching for Normal
Author : Karen Meadows
Publisher : She Writes Press
Release Date : 2016-11-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :329
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Karen Meadows had a normal, happy family until depression consumed her daughter, Sadie—a struggle that ended with Sadie’s suicide at age eighteen. In Searching for Normal, Meadows shares her family’s journey as she tries to help her daughter Sadie cope with her mental illness, expertly intertwining her own storyline with excerpts from her daughter’s diaries. The years Meadows chronicles are characterized by Sadie’s heartbreaking bouts of running away, cutting, and living with Portland street families while Karen and her husband desperately search for solutions—trying medication, hospitals, therapy, wilderness and residential treatment programs, and more. Ultimately, however, they find themselves confronted with the devastating shortcomings of the US’s mental health system. Including hindsight advice from Meadows, along with an extensive list of resources that she wishes someone had provided her when she was trying to help Sadie, this book will help parents of struggling teens feel less isolated and better equipped to navigate their teenager’s mental illness. : Meadows also describes recent developments that are paving the way for better diagnoses and treatment options.

The Misadventures of Maude March

The Misadventures of Maude March
Author : Audrey Couloumbis
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2008-12-18
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :320
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Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western adventure novels. When she and her sister Maude escape their self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier, they begin an adventure the likes of which Sallie has only read about. This time however, the "wanted woman" isn't a dime-novel villian, it's Sallie's very own sister! What follows is not the lies the papers printed, but the honest-to-goodness truth of how two sisters went from being orphans to being outlaws—and lived to tell the tale!

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue
Author : Christine Gilbert
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2016-05-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :240
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One woman’s quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride. Imagine negotiating for a replacement carburetor in rural Mexico with words you’re secretly pulling from a pocket dictionary. Imagine your two-year-old asking for more niunai at dinner—a Mandarin word for milk that even you don’t know yet. Imagine finding out that you’re unexpectedly pregnant while living in war-torn Beirut. With vivid and evocative language, Christine Gilbert takes us along with her into foreign lands, showing us what it’s like to make a life in an unfamiliar world—and in an unfamiliar tongue. Gilbert was a young mother when she boldly uprooted her family to move around the world, studying Mandarin in China, Arabic in Lebanon, and Spanish in Mexico, with her toddler son and all-American husband along for the ride.Their story takes us from Beijing to Beirut, from Cyprus to Chiang Mai—and also explores recent breakthroughs in bilingual brain mapping and the controversial debates happening in linguistics right now. Gilbert’s adventures abroad prove just how much language influences culture (and vice versa), and lead her to results she never expected. Mother Tongue is a fascinating and uplifting story about taking big risks for bigger rewards and trying to find meaning and happiness through tireless pursuit—no matter what hurdles may arise. It’s a treat for language enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike. From the Hardcover edition.

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