Badger's Parting Gifts

Author: Susan Varley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688026990

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8910

Badger's friends are sad when he dies but treasure the memories he left them. "The gentle message holds particular validity for children and is conveyed in a tenderhearted. ..manner."-- Book1ist.

Badger's Bring Something Party

Author: Hiawyn Oram

Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard

ISBN: 9780688140823

Category: Animals

Page: 32

View: 5625

When Badger throws a party, Squirrel brings fairycakes, Owl brings streamers, Rat brings funny hats, and Bat brings an accordion, but Mole brings only himself and feels badly until his friends reassure him.

Mayfly Day

Author: Jeanne Willis,Tony Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842706060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5628

A beautiful life-affirming picture book by award-winning team Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross Mayfly might have only one day to live, but she enjoys every moment by observing all the wonderful life teeming around her and rejoicing in her own. As she soars over the sky at dawn she bathes in the golden light, and she dances to the music of the universe. Throughout the day she sees a multitude of glorious things, including flowers blooming, a summer's rain, children playing on a lawn, and a sky filled with rainbows. With illustrations that are whimsicle and bright, Mayfly teaches children and adults alike to cherish the gift of being alive each day.

Badger's Bad Mood

Author: Hiawyn Oram

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780590189200

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6547

When Badger is in such a bad mood that he will not see any of his friends, Mole devises a plan to remind him that he is loved regardless of his mood.

I'll Always Love You

Author: Hans Wilhelm

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307792838

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 311

Illus. in full color. "In this gentle, moving story, Elfie, a dachshund, and her special boy progress happily through life together. One morning Elfie does not wake up. The family grieves and buries her. The watercolor illustrations, tender and warm in color and mood, suit the simple text perfectly."--School Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bear's Last Journey

Author: Udo Weigelt,Cristina Kadmon

Publisher: North South Books

ISBN: 9780735821552

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

View: 9528

All the animals in the forest must deal with the death of their old friend, the bear, when he goes to sleep and never wakes up, in a moving story about death, grieving, and the solace to be found in memory. Reprint.

Lovely Old Lion

Author: Julia Jarman

Publisher: Andersen Press

ISBN: 1467793108

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4205

A ground-breaking title about a young lion and his grandpa that helps young children understand the difficult issue of dementia.

Sacred Clowns

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061801933

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3772

During a kachina ceremony at the Tano Pueblo, the antics of a dancing koshare fill the air with tension. Moments later, the clown is found bludgeoned to death, in the same manner a reservation schoolteacher was killed only days before. Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believe that answers lie in the sacred clown's final cryptic message to the Tano people. But to decipher it, the two Navajo policemen may have to delve into closely guarded tribal secrets—on a sinister trail of blood that links a runaway, a holy artifact, corrupt Indian traders, and a pair of dead bodies.

Two Shy Pandas

Author: Julia Jarman

Publisher: Andersen Press USA

ISBN: 1467744395

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3553

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Pandora longs to say "Hello, Panda!" but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

The Goodbye Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316404950

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4300

From bestselling author Todd Parr, a poignant and reassuring story about loss. Features Read-Aloud/Read-to-Me functionality, where available. Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it's okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them. An invaluable resource for life's toughest moments.

Curl To Win

Expert Advice to Improve Your Game

Author: Russ Howard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 144343762X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 787

The ultimate guide to improving your game—from Canada's most celebrated curler Whether you're stepping into the hack for the first time, looking to improve your delivery or trying to better understand strategy, Curl to Win will help you take your game to the next level. Renowned for his ability to blend the mental and physical aspects of curling as well as his innovative and effective strategies, Russ Howard has written a practical handbook that no curler should be without. Russ draws on his more than three decades of experience as a winning player and coach to explain: Basics—start off on the right foot by picking the right equipment and really understanding how to play the game Delivery—improve your accuracy and consistency with gold-medal techniques and tips Sweeping—sweep effectively by avoiding common mistakes Strategy—form a winning game plan through strategies like making the most of the free guard zone Drills—practise like a pro with Russ's own drills for sweeping, delivery and ice reading Tips and tricks—learn how to match rocks, have a winning mindset, yell "Hurry hard!" and much more Fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams, Curl to Win will help you get more out of your game.

Pet Loss

Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children, A

Author: Herbert A. Nieburg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060926783

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 676

Thoroughly researched and expertly written, this comprehensive guide is a must for animal lovers dealing with the loss of a pet. The death of a pet can cause enormous feelings of sorrow, guilt, and loneliness for children and adults alike, whether the end comes through old age, illness, sudden death, or euthanasia. Yet pet owners are often inhibited in their very real grief, even if the animal was considered a full-fledged family member, a child's favored playmate, or an elderly person's faithful companion. In Pet Loss, the authors acknowledge and encourage such grief, and assert that pet owners must learn to cope with the death of an animal as they would with any significant loss--by expressing their feelings and coming to terms with their grief. At once a practical guide and an emotional support, Pet Loss offers unique advice for owners faced with an animal's passing, from the difficult decision to put a pet to sleep to dealing with a veterinarian or making funeral or cremation arrangements. Other questions answered in this book include: Do animals go off by themselves to die? How can children be helped with their grief over the death of a family pet? When an animal has to be put to sleep, what is the best method? How and when should one take in a new pet? How much can a vet be expected to do?

Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto

Author: Eric Luper

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061998427

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7152

Seth Baumgartner just had the worst day of his life. His girlfriend dumped him (at Applebee's), he spied his father on a date with a woman who is not his mother (also at Applebee's!), and he lost his fourth job of the year. It's like every relationship he cares about is imploding, and he can't figure out what's going on. To find answers, Seth decides to start an anonymous podcast called The Love Manifesto, exploring "what love is, why love is, and why we're stupid enough to keep going back for more." Things start looking up when Seth gets a job at a golf club with his hilarious and smut-minded best friend, Dimitri, and Dimitri's sister, Audrey. With their help, Seth tracks down his father's mystery date, hits the most infamous bogey in the history of golf, and discovers that sometimes love means eating the worst chicken-salad sandwich you can ever imagine.

Why Is the Sky Blue?

Author: Sally Grindley,Susan Varley

Publisher: Andersen PressLtd

ISBN: 9781842705896

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5153

Although he wants to learn all that wise old Donkey knows, Rabbit cannot sit still to listen to the answers to his questions, but in the end he teaches Donkey some new things.

Rabbityness

Author: Jo Empson

Publisher: Child's Play International

ISBN: 9781846434822

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 6692

Rabbit enjoys doing rabbity things, but he also loves un-rabbity things! When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows where he has gone. His friends are desolate. But, as it turns out, Rabbit has left behind some very special gifts for them, to help them discover their own unrabbity talents! Rabbityness celebrates individuality, encourages the creativity in everyone and positively introduces children to dealing with loss of any kind.

Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference

500 Recipes 275 Photographs

Author: Elizabeth Schneider

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688152600

Category: Cooking

Page: 804

View: 636

Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference is at once an encyclopedia, a produce market manual, and a treasure trove of recipes. With produce specialist Elizabeth Schneider as your guide, take a seed-to-table voyage with more than 350 vegetables, both exotic and common. Discover lively newcomers to the North American cornucopia and rediscover classic favorites in surprising new guises. In this timely reference, Elizabeth Schneider divulges the secrets of the vegetable kingdom, sharing a lifetime of scholarly sleuthing and culinary experience. In her capable hands, unfamiliar vegetables such as amaranth become as familiar as zucchini -- while zucchini turns out to be more intriguing than you ever imagined. Each encyclopedic entry includes a full-color identification photo, common and botanical names, and an engaging vegetable "biography" that distills the knowledge of hundreds of authorities in dozens of fields -- scientists, growers, produce distributors, and chefs among them. Practical sections describe availability, selection, storage, preparation, and basic general use. Finally, the author's fresh contemporary recipes reveal the essence of each vegetable and a culinary sensibility that food magazine and cookbook readers have trusted for thirty years. Each entry concludes with a special "Pros Propose" section -- spectacularly innovative recipes suggested by professional chefs. Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference is an indispensable resource for home cooks, food professionals, gardeners, information seekers, and anyone who simply enjoys good reading.

A Place in My Heart (Bereavement)

Author: Annette Aubrey,Patrice Barton

Publisher: QED Books

ISBN: 9781848350045

Category: Bereavement

Page: 24

View: 4544

“My heart feels so sad and empty, And my tummy is churning inside. Things won’t ever be the same again. I want Grandad by my side.” Andrew’s grandad has died, and Andrew is feeling very sad and confused. Explore with your child the difficult issue of bereavement as Andrew talks about his feelings with his mum and dad. These charming illustrated storybooks allow small children to get to grips with upsetting and bewildering situations that might be affecting them or people around them.

The Cabinet of Curiosities

36 Tales Brief & Sinister

Author: Stefan Bachmann,Katherine Catmull,Claire Legrand,Emma Trevayne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062313150

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3190

A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school! The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

A History of the American People

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061952133

Category: History

Page: 1104

View: 9766

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements to the Clinton administration. It covers every aspect of U.S. history--politics; business and economics; art, literature and science; society and customs; complex traditions and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Wherever possible, letters, diaries, and recorded conversations are used to ensure a sense of actuality. "The book has new and often trenchant things to say about every aspect and period of America's past," says Johnson, "and I do not seek, as some historians do, to conceal my opinions." Johnson's history presents John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Cotton Mather, Franklin, Tom Paine, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison from a fresh perspective. It emphasizes the role of religion in American history and how early America was linked to England's history and culture and includes incisive portraits of Andrew Jackson, Chief Justice Marshall, Clay, Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis. Johnson shows how Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt ushered in the age of big business and industry and how Woodrow Wilson revolutionized the government's role. He offers new views of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover and of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and his role as commander in chief during World War II. An examination of the unforeseen greatness of Harry Truman and reassessments of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush follow. "Compulsively readable," said Foreign Affairs of Johnson's unique narrative skills and sharp profiles of people. This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins through their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the `organic sin' of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power and its sole superpower. Johnson discusses such contemporary topics as the politics of racism, education, Vietnam, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the rising influence of women. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of America as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence...Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." This challenging narrative and interpretation of American history by the author of many distinguished historical works is sometimes controversial and always provocative. Johnson's views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.