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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Author: ,

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0061965103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 1962

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As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!


Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Author: Mike Mullin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1939100275

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 424

Number of Views: 341

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After witnessing an act of domestic terrorism while training on his bike, Jake is found near death, with a serious head injury and unable to remember the plane crash or the aftermath that landed him in the hospital. A terrorist leader’s teenage daughter, Betsy, is sent to kill Jake and eliminate him as a possible witness. When Jake’s mother blames his head injury for his tales of attempted murder, he has to rely on his girlfriend, Laurissa, to help him escape the killers and the law enforcement agents convinced that Jake himself had a role in the crash. Mike Mullin, author of the Ashfall series, delivers a gripping story with memorable characters and all-too-real scenarios.


A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes

Author: David Shannon

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Isbn 10: 1338113151

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 438

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"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!


Transcending Boundaries

Transcending Boundaries

Transcending Boundaries

Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1135685932

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 381

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Transcending Boundaries: Writing for a Dual Audience of Children and Adults is a collection of essays on twentieth-century authors who cross the borders between adult and children's literature and appeal to both audiences. This collection of fourteen essays by scholars from eight countries constitutes the first book devoted to the art of crosswriting the child and adult in twentieth-century international literature. Sandra Beckett explores the multifaceted nature of crossover literature and the diverse ways in which writers cross the borders to address a dual readership of children and adults. It considers classics such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Pinocchio, with particular emphasis on post-World War II literature. The essays in Transcending Boundaries clearly suggest that crossover literature is a major, widespread trend that appears to be sharply on the rise.


The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece

Author: Carol McCormick

Publisher: Celestial Press

Isbn 10: 0967536812

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 270

Number of Views: 1108

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2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER: Reader's Favorite International Book Award for Christian Romance. The Missing Piece by international bestselling author Carol McCormick. "Fresh dialogue, realistic characters, a powerful message. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they endure," The Romance Readers Connection How does a man pick up the pieces when his world crashes around him? Misplaced priorities shattered his marriage. Problems almost crushed him. Love motivated him to mend the damage, once he found all the pieces. After only a few months of marriage, Lorraine left Dylan on a wintry night after he'd spent one too many nights out with the guys. Unable to cope with the loss, Dylan escapes the painful feelings by drinking them away. This decision costs him a year-and-a-half of his life after he stops in a little mountain town and ends up in the local jail. When he's released, he returns home in search of a job to get his life...and his wife back. The Missing Piece is not only a love story about a man who loves a woman, but is also a love story about a merciful God who loves mankind, even when he falls. The novel is an emotionally-charged journey of hope and redemption with a touch of spunk, a hint of humor, and a few twists along the way.


Creepy Carrots!

Creepy Carrots!

Creepy Carrots!

Author: Aaron Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1442453095

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 40

Number of Views: 475

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In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Includes audio! Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they? Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.


Be Kind

Be Kind

Be Kind

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Isbn 10: 1250304601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 981

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A New York Times bestseller! “These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend. With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world. One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"


The Year of the Witching

The Year of the Witching

The Year of the Witching

Author: Alexis Henderson

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0593099621

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 361

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A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement. But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood. Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.


Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0593204328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 585

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The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire.


The Three Bears

The Three Bears

The Three Bears

Author: Paul Galdone

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 0547531389

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1202

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This familiar nursery tale features a warmly appealing bear family and a naughty, gap-toothed Goldilocks.


A Boy Named Shel

A Boy Named Shel

A Boy Named Shel

Author: Lisa Rogak

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Isbn 10: 1429980567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1607

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Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets. In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between---and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women with his unstoppable energy and never-ending wit. His boundless creativity brought him fame and fortune---neither of which changed his down-to-earth way of life---and his children's books sold millions of copies. But he was much more than "just" a children's writer. He collaborated with anyone who crossed his path, and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists could ever hope to master. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death, in 1999. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth research, Rogak gives fans a warm, enlightening portrait of an artist whose imaginative spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that have touched the lives of so many children---and adults.


The Amazing Giving Tree Secret

The Amazing Giving Tree Secret

The Amazing Giving Tree Secret

Author: Mary Ellen Fimbel

Publisher: WestBow Press

Isbn 10: 1512710695

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 694

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Can twins Luke and Brayden discover The Amazing Giving Tree Secret and bring Christmas joy to their friend, Elena, who will be staying in the hospital for the holidays? Experience the kindness and love that lead them to the true meaning of Christmas. Join them as they embark on this journey of compassion and generosity. Discover the gift of joy for both those giving and receiving when the virtues of love and kindness are shared. Learn the value of reaching out to others to make the world a better and brighter place. Challenge yourself to the excitement and amazing rewards of creating your own personal giving tree.


The Giving Hearts

The Giving Hearts

The Giving Hearts

Author: Sinclair Jayne

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Isbn 10: 1948342243

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1837

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Marietta native Miranda Evans has yet to find her niche...until a small legacy allows her to open a gift boutique featuring local artists in the historic Graff hotel. As Valentine’s approaches, Miranda, who’s always left romance to the pages of a book, reaches out to involve the community in random acts of kindness to celebrate the month of love. Miranda has no need for hearts and flowers until the boy next door she dreamed about in high school arrives back in town more handsome, brooding, and out of reach than ever. Orthopedic surgeon Whitman Telford blew out of his small, Montana hometown at eighteen without looking back. When he's told to fill in for a month at Marietta’s hospital before obtaining his dream job in LA, no is not an option. After getting sucked into the Valentine project along with half the town, Witt starts to wonder if he'll still be eager to see Marietta in his rearview mirror. Opposites attract or so Miranda’s heard, but will she have the courage to test this theory and take a chance on romance when so much more than her heart is at stake? Previously titled Valentine's at the Graff


Besides the Bible

Besides the Bible

Besides the Bible

Author: Dan Gibson,Jordan Green,John Pattison

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Isbn 10: 083085858X

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 261

Number of Views: 852

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How do you decide what to read? Dan Gibson, Jordan Green and John Pattison have created this tool to make your choices easier. Besides the Bible is a guide to the wide array of great books that they believe every Christian should read—the ones that matter to the church and the world.


The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Author: Lindsey Joiner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Isbn 10: 1784501964

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 264

Number of Views: 1338

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Following on from The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens, this book provides EVEN MORE imaginative and fun activity ideas, lessons, and projects for use with difficult and challenging children and teens aged 5+. From ice breakers and group starters to bibliotherapy and monthly character education activities, there are over 90 ideas designed to unleash the creativity of children and teens, and teach social skills, strategies to control anger and anxiety, conflict resolution, positive thinking skills, and more. They make use of art, scientific experiments, expressive arts and books, and many come with photocopiable handouts. The activities can be used in a variety of settings, and they are adaptable for use with both individuals and groups. This is a practical resource bursting with ideas, and it will be invaluable for anyone working with children and teens, including school counselors, teachers, social workers, youth workers, arts therapists, and psychologists.


Eli,Ely

Eli,Ely

Eli,Ely

Author: Ezekiel Tyrus

Publisher: hardheadpress, inc

Isbn 10: 0986042927

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 274

Number of Views: 1628

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Eli,Ely - a San Francisco dramedy of sex, tears, and a life lived in not-so-quiet desperation Unstable, struggling writer, Eli Trocchi is in a relationship with serious grad student, Jennifer Ely. Friends speculate they hooked-up to say their own names during sex. In this tragicomedy, Miss Ely breaks up with Eli the same week he is fired from a sales job. Humiliated, the writer proceeds to have a meltdown both hilarious and sad, reflecting upon a lifetime of bad decisions, abject failure and vivid experiences. Through Eli, we discover another San Francisco, one as eccentric and deeply flawed as the character himself.


Spirituality in the Mother Zone

Spirituality in the Mother Zone

Spirituality in the Mother Zone

Author: Trudelle Thomas

Publisher: Paulist Press

Isbn 10: 9780809142989

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Number of Pages: 236

Number of Views: 1571

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A blend of personal stories, theological reflection, and practical wisdom, this book will help struggling mothers find comfort, courage, and an imaginative vision for the future.


Teaching K-8 Reading

Teaching K-8 Reading

Teaching K-8 Reading

Author: Christine H. Leland,Mitzi Lewison,Jerome C. Harste

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 100009376X

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 198

Number of Views: 979

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Accessible and engaging, this methods textbook provides a roadmap for improving reading instruction. Leland, Lewison, and Harste explain why certain ineffective or debunked literacy techniques prevail in the classroom, identify the problematic assumptions that underly these popular myths, and offer better alternatives for literacy teaching. Grounded in a mantra that promotes critical thinking and agency—Enjoy! Dig Deeply! Take Action!—this book presents a clear framework, methods, and easy applications for designing and implementing effective literacy instruction. Numerous teaching strategies, classroom examples, teacher vignettes, and recommendations for using children’s and adolescent literature found in this book make it an ideal text for preservice teachers in elementary and middle school reading, and English language arts methods courses as well as a practical resource for professional in-service workshops and teachers. Key features include: Instructional engagements for supporting students as they read picture books, chapter books, and news articles, and interact with social media and participate in the arts and everyday life; Voices from the field that challenge mythical thinking and offer realworld examples of what effective reading and language arts instruction looks like in practice; Owl statements that alert readers to key ideas for use when planning reading and language arts instruction.


Hey, Boy

Hey, Boy

Hey, Boy

Author: Benjamin Strouse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1481471023

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 48

Number of Views: 1029

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In the classic style of The Giving Tree comes a touching debut picture book about the unfaltering love between a boy and his pet. One day a boy finds a dog. He takes him home, already dreaming of the adventures they will have and the games they will play. But when the boy gets hurt, he and his new best friend are separated. Will the boy be able to grow up quickly enough to get his furry companion back, or will life keep getting in the way? With dreamily spare text and sweeping yet simple illustrations, Hey, Boy is a reminder that true friends always find their way home to each other.


Herlands

Herlands

Herlands

Author: Keridwen N. Luis

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Isbn 10: 1452957851

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 963

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How women-only communities provide spaces for new forms of culture, sociality, gender, and sexuality Women’s lands are intentional, collective communities composed entirely of women. Rooted in 1970s feminist politics, they continue to thrive in a range of ways, from urban households to isolated rural communes, providing spaces where ideas about gender, sexuality, and sociality are challenged in both deliberate and accidental ways. Herlands, a compelling ethnography of women’s land networks in the United States, highlights the ongoing relevance of these communities as vibrant cultural enclaves that also have an impact on broader ideas about gender, women’s bodies, lesbian identity, and right ways of living. As a participant-observer, Keridwen N. Luis brings unique insights to the lives and stories of the women living in these communities. While documenting the experiences of specific spaces in Massachusetts, Tennessee, New Mexico, and Ohio, Herlands also explores the history of women’s lands and breaks new ground exploring culture theory, gender theory, and how lesbian identity is conceived and constructed in North America. Luis also discusses how issues of race and class are addressed, the ways in which nudity and public hygiene challenge dominant constructions of the healthy or aging body, and the pervasive influence of hegemonic thinking on debates about transgender women. Luis finds that although changing dominant thinking can be difficult and incremental, women’s lands provide exciting possibilities for revolutionary transformation in society.