Frankie Works the Night Shift

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060090952

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7541

While everyone else is busy dreaming . . . Z-z-z-z-z-z . . . Frankie is hard at work, cleaning and scheming. There's no time for rest. Clang! Splash! Eeeeeek! But here's a little secret—Frankie really seems to enjoy the night shift. Is he working hard or hardly working? Open this book and decide for yourself. Good job, Frankie!

Books That Teach Kids to Write

Author: Marianne Saccardi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844512

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 178

View: 2547

This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. * Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book * Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed * Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics * Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field

Growing Up with Literature

Author: Walter Sawyer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133386393

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 6047

GROWING UP WITH LITERATURE, Sixth Edition, provides a practical and understandable presentation of how to use children's literature/picture books to enhance literacy and language development in children ages birth to eight years. All genres of literature are addressed, including ABC/Counting books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and traditional/contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Learners will acquire an understanding of the relationship between picture books and language development, brain development, media, and the community. They will also learn effective strategies for selecting and evaluating books, planning reading experiences, sharing stories with children, and using stories to help children deal with stress and problems (bibliotherapy). Other topics include integrating stories with other subject matter, and using puppetry, theater, and storytelling to enhance literature. References to the best of children's literature over the past several decades, including 200 new children's books, are provided. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ridgerunner

Author: Rusty Barnes

Publisher: Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 8196

Investigating a deer-poaching incident that lands him in deep trouble—with a broken ankle and multiple bullet wounds—wildlife conservation officer Matt Rider finds himself at odds with members of the renegade Pittman family, including clan leader Soldier Pittman. When a large sum of Pittman’s drug money comes up missing, Soldier Pittman is convinced Rider stole it. Rider’s instincts are to call on his trusted brother Randy and his friend Dean Blackwell to help him out, but none of them imagine the lengths to which Soldier Pittman will go to get his drug money back. Praise for RIDGERUNNER: “Rusty Barnes has done it again. Ridgerunner is a well-oiled, perfectly crafted shotgun of a novel, one that delivers just as much heart as it does gunpowder. No one else working today can showcase so much humanity in such dark places. It’s a genuine thrill to see what Barnes can do with twenty-six letters and a handful of characters.” —Sheldon Lee Compton, author of The Same Terrible Storm and Brown Bottle “With Ridgerunner, Rusty Barnes has earned a place at the table with hardscrabble-noir poets like Woodrell, Wolven, and—yes—Thompson. This short novel packs a wicked punch that will leave you shaken and wanting more. Drop whatever you’re doing and get your hands on it.” —Patrick Shawn Bagley, author of Bitter Water Blues “Rusty Barnes has something special here—the narrative equivalent of a fist to the gut, followed up with a well-placed kick in the teeth. You’re going to want to get yourself a snack to go with Ridgerunner, because once you start reading this book you’ll forget to eat. It’s a non-stop thrill ride from page one as Barnes blends mayhem and heart in equal doses, giving the reader a tour into the souls of men and their vices, exposing the lengths they’ll go to protect what’s theirs.” —CS DeWildt, author of Love You to a Pulp “A guttural and unrelenting survey of a people and place that is not lawless, but, rather, governed solely by its own backcountry creed. Ridgerunner blurs the boundaries between lawmen and outlaws. Barnes has delivered the stuff of fine fiction.” —David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go “Barnes starts his story with a fast boil and wrenches up the gas on every page, never relenting until the lid pops off and scalds the hell out of you. Ridgerunner is brutal, satisfying, and left me looking forward to his next book.” —Samuel W. Gailey, author of Deep Winter “Jim Burke says he works the pages till, when you pick them up, they crackle in your hand. That’s Rusty Barnes’ Ridgerunner. From the first line it crackles: it’s alive, moving about, and won’t be still.” —James Sallis

We the Animals

Author: Justin Torres

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547576722

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9720

The Brooklyn childhoods of three brothers are marked by their parents' volatile passions and their own destructive antics, in the story of a chaotic family that explores the ways in which a youth's coming-of-age profoundly shapes his world view. 30,000 first printing.

The Poisons of Caux: The Hollow Bettle

Author: Susannah Appelbaum

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375853548

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4934

Introducing a witty and macabre new fantasy trilogy. There's little joy left in the kingdom of Caux: the evil King Nightshade rules with terrible tyranny and the law of the land is poison or be poisoned. Worse, eleven-year-old Ivy’s uncle, a famous healer, has disappeared, and Ivy sets out to find him, joined by a young taster named Rowan. But these are corrupt times, and the children—enemies of the realm—are not alone. What exactly do Ivy and Rowan’s pursuers want? Is it Ivy’s prized red bettle, which, unlike any other gemstone in Caux, appears—impossibly—to be hollow? Is it the elixir she concocted—the one with the mysterious healing powers? Or could it be Ivy herself? Told with wry humor, The Hollow Bettle is the first installment in the Poisons of Caux trilogy, an astonishing tale of herbs and magic, tasters and poisoners. From the Hardcover edition.

Original Fake

Author: Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399173269

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 352

View: 8560

"Frankie Neumann's an introvert, and he's always been the outsider in his family of performers, but all that's about to change once he finds an outlet for his artistic talents"--

The Real Policeman

N/A

Author: Ron Owens

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595604471

Category: True Crime

Page: 238

View: 6542

It's raw, profane, offensive, bizarre. It's not politically correct or warm and fuzzy. It's real. How did police officers do their jobs four decades ago during some of the nation's most turbulent and violent times? These aren't one-dimensional Hollywood characters. They're society's soldiers, real people cut from whole cloth. They try to help when they can, bristle when they're insulted, retaliate when they're attacked, bleed when they're injured, laugh when they're amused (sometimes inappropriately) and get ready for the next shift. Without bulletproof vests, portable radios and other equipment considered essential today, often riding alone, they developed a "One riot-one ranger" mentality by necessity. This book will put you beside some of them, sometimes inside their heads-om radio calls, both mundane and life-threatening, in interrogations, in hostage situations, undercover arrests, investigating burglaries, robberies, rapes and murders. These are the type of stories cops share with each other-stories of comedy, tragedy, chaos and the endless uniqueness of human behavior. These are some of the experiences that make them what they are, for better and worse. The experiences that forever change them, that set them apart from the rest of us, that make them a brotherhood closer than most brothers.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466828005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7263

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back. Fans of Valente's bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September's journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem. . . .

Sleepyhead Bear

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters,Ian Schoenherr

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060596759

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8661

Bear tries to catch a few winks in his lair, but all sorts of bugs are bugging him.

The Winter of Frankie Machine

Author: Don Winslow

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780307266071

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9268

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CARTEL. Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a pillar of his waterfront community—and a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer. Now someone from his past wants him dead, and after a botched attempt on his life, Frankie sets out to find his potential killers. However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline. With the mob on his heels and the cops on his tail, Frankie hatches a plan to protect his family, save his life, and escape the mob forever. Then things get really complicated. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Volcano Wakes Up!

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805082875

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5099

"Playful poems from five alternating viewpoints tell the story of an exciting day--from sunrise to moonrise--on a young, about-to-shout volcano."--Dust jacket flap.

No One Can Know

A Stillwater General Mystery

Author: Lucy Kerr

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1683314638

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3055

Three months. That’s how long ER nurse Frankie Stapleton has agreed to stay in her sleepy little hometown of Stillwater, helping her estranged sister save the family hardware store, working a few shifts at the local hospital, and most importantly, rebuilding the bridges she burned on her way out of town twelve years ago. When a pregnant car crash victim arrives at Stillwater General, Frankie and the team race to save both mother and child—but only the baby lives. Rumors swirl that the accident was deliberate, and Frankie’s horrified to realize that she let the driver escape. But why would anyone want to kill Kate Tibbs, a social worker and the wife of an up-and-coming local politician? Frankie’s investigation turns up plenty of motives, from revenge to dirty politics, and even more suspects. There are secrets in Stillwater, and she's determined to uncover them, even if it means involving her loved ones for help. But when the baby disappears, her search for the truth becomes a desperate, deadly race against the clock. No matter the cost, Frankie must piece together the truth to stop a killer and save a tiny life in Lucy Kerr’s riveting second Stillwater General Mystery, No One Can Know.

Earthshake

Poems from the Ground Up

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060292652

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3974

Maybe that plain old rock has gleaming jewels inside. Maybe Africa and South America used to be best friends. Maybe a clam that died 300 million years ago is in your backyard. What secrets is Earth hiding? These twenty-two poems leave no stone unturned in exploring the world’s natural wonders. Crack this book open and watch geology sparkle.

Our Family Tree

An Evolution Story

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152017729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7991

Relates the evolution of the family of mankind, from single cells in the sea to human beings with "big brains that wonder who we are."

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The Boy Who Was Always Late

Author: John Burningham

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375852206

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 885

Delayed on his way to school once by a crocodile, once by a lion, and once by a tidal wave, young John is repeatedly scolded for tardiness, but when a gorilla traps his teacher, only John can save him. Reprint.

The Biggest Job of All

Author: Harriet Ziefert,Lauren Browne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593541002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4623

Lulu talks to her mother about wanting to have an important job when she grows up.

The House on Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345807197

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7252

The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

The Magic Years

Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood

Author: Selma H. Fraiberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501122827

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9185

To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities—above all, the quality of understanding—that can provide the right answer at critical moments. To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities—above all, the quality of understanding—that can provide the right answer at critical moments.