1997-05-19

The Art Lesson

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  • Full Title : The Art Lesson
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 110165452X
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules", he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the "rules" makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one's individuality. Tomie dePaola is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona. Fans of all ages will be pleased to hear that The Art Lesson is, in fact, based on the artist's own experiences growing up, and offers a welcome glimpse into his past. This bright picture book is as covered with drawings as the walls of Tommy's parents' and grandparents' houses, and sends an inspirational message to budding artists and individualists. Break out the crayons!


2018-08-28

I'm Fun, Too! (A Classic LEGO Picture Book)

By Jonathan Fenske
  • Full Title : I'm Fun, Too! (A Classic LEGO Picture Book)
  • Author : Jonathan Fenske
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1338290983
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The first-ever LEGO(R) picture book! From the creator of Barnacle Is Bored and Plankton Is Pushy.


2016-03-08

Adulthood Is a Myth

By Sarah Andersen
  • Full Title : Adulthood Is a Myth
  • Author : Sarah Andersen
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1449478964
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS! These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious, showcasing how she became one of the most influential voices in web cartoonists.


2010-03-09

Out of My Mind

By Sharon M. Draper
  • Full Title : Out of My Mind
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416980458
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.


2006-04-25

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

By Kate Kelly,Peggy Ramundo
  • Full Title : You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!
  • Author : Kate Kelly,Peggy Ramundo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0743288947
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An updated edition of the classic self-help book for people with Attention Deficit Disorder! With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference—the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD—focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new: -The new medications and their effectiveness -The effects of ADD on human sexuality -The differences between male and female ADD—including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function -The power of meditation -How to move forward with coaching And the book still includes advice about: -Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses -Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships—including how to decrease discord and chaos -Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory -Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication


2020-09-08

Think Like a Monk

By Jay Shetty
  • Full Title : Think Like a Monk
  • Author : Jay Shetty
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 198213450X
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.


2019-01-29

Perfect

By Max Amato
  • Full Title : Perfect
  • Author : Max Amato
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 0545829321
  • Pages : 48
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A fussy eraser and a mischievous pencil spar in a picture book adventure.


2013-03-26

If You Find Me

By Emily Murdoch
  • Full Title : If You Find Me
  • Author : Emily Murdoch
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • ISBN Code : 1250021537
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NOW INCLUDING A BRAND-NEW EPILOGUE! There are some things you can't leave behind... In If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, a broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence; the one bright spot is Carey's younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys. Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won't let her go... a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.


2017-12-20

One Hundred Thousand Some-Things

By Ryan Forbes
  • Full Title : One Hundred Thousand Some-Things
  • Author : Ryan Forbes
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • ISBN Code : 1525518968
  • Pages : 36
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Some-Things are all around us—hiding in our walls, beds, and underwear drawers, waiting to come out and throw a huge party! When Sebastian comes home to find his bedroom full of some One Hundred Thousand Some-Things, he demands they leave—but these tiny, mischievous creatures never leave a party without having cake! In this hilarious yet sweet story, young children everywhere will discover the thrill of imaginary worlds that are different from their own and infused with colour and magic.


2011-11-15

Shatter Me (Enhanced Edition)

By Tahereh Mafi
  • Full Title : Shatter Me (Enhanced Edition)
  • Author : Tahereh Mafi
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062184784
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus this exclusive content: Juliette’s police case file Juliette’s medical file Reestablishment “persons of interest” profiles An entry from Warner’s log Reestablishment propaganda posters


2012-01-10

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By Sherman Alexie
  • Full Title : The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 0316219304
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.


2019-02-05

A Danger to Herself and Others

By Alyssa Sheinmel
  • Full Title : A Danger to Herself and Others
  • Author : Alyssa Sheinmel
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1492667250
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A compelling and beautifully told story." —Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She doesn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. Those college applications aren't going to write themselves. Until then, she's determined to win over the staff and earn some privileges so she doesn't lose her mind to boredom. Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she's the perfect project to keep Hannah's focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she's avoiding—and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place. Packed with intrigue and suspense, A Danger to Herself and Others is great for readers who loved Suicide Notes for Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten and Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus!


2013-10-08

The Invisible Boy

By Trudy Ludwig
  • Full Title : The Invisible Boy
  • Author : Trudy Ludwig
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 0449818209
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A gentle story that teaches how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish, from esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton. A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend... Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody in class ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find The Invisible Boy a valuable and important resource. Includes a discussion guide and resources for further reading.


2019-10-29

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

By Charlie Mackesy
  • Full Title : The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  • Author : Charlie Mackesy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062976567
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER · USA TODAY BESTSELLER “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- The New York Times From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of characters. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse explores their unlikely friendship and the poignant, universal lessons they learn together. Radiant with Mackesy’s warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings, including some of his best-loved illustrations (including “Help,” which has been shared over one million times) and new, never-before-seen material. A modern classic in the vein of The Tao of Pooh, The Alchemist, and The Giving Tree, this charmingly designed keepsake will be treasured for generations to come.


2020-05-28

THE BOOK OF POWERFUL & EXCEPTIONAL QUOTES

By Abhishek Mishra
  • Full Title : THE BOOK OF POWERFUL & EXCEPTIONAL QUOTES
  • Author : Abhishek Mishra
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • ISBN Code : 1648993028
  • Pages : 83
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Quintessence of the quotes is the way they are expressed through words in a shorten and jocular fashion. The Quotes have always conveyed the truth and insight with a feel and emotion. Thus, it touches the soul, heart, and mind of the readers. The Powerful & Exceptional book of Quotes is a collection of original quotes written by the Author in a way it can able to touch all the readers to a deeper level. This is a book that can be read at any point in time. Readers can just pick it up and read from wherever they wanted to. Readers can always carry on with, from where they left off last time. This book for those who wanted to pep up a speech, a presentation, or an email and for those who are looking out for affirmations and motivations in life through amusing quotes. Thoughts expressed concisely will have immense power. They can motivate, inspire, they can provide insight and can pass on your thoughts and messages across. I hope this book will prove useful, amusing and my quotes will reverberate with you.


1993-10-22

Against Ethics

By John D. Caputo
  • Full Title : Against Ethics
  • Author : John D. Caputo
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253114877
  • Pages : 292
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Against Ethics is beautifully written, clever, learned, thought-provoking, and even inspiring." —Theological Studies "Writing in the form of his ideas, Caputo offers the reader a truly exquisite reading experience. . . . his iconic style mirrors a truly refreshing honesty that draws the reader in to play." —Quarterly Journal of Speech "Against Ethics is, in my judgment, one of the most important works on philosophical ethics that has been written in recent years. . . . Caputo speaks with a passion and a concern that are rare in academic philosophy. His profound sense of humor deepens the passion of the viewpoints he develops." —Mark C. Taylor "Obligation happens!" declares Caputo in this brilliant and witty postmodern critique of ethics, framed as a contemporary restaging of Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling.


2015-02-21

Down Life’s Trail

By D. Russell Walker
  • Full Title : Down Life’s Trail
  • Author : D. Russell Walker
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 150354124X
  • Pages : 498
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For more years than most of today’s population could possibly recall, I had been writing poems about my family, my own true adventure stories, and just about anything of interest to me, which has been just about anything! I had catalogued, shelved, boxed, and stored material throughout the years all the while that I had been experiencing the many facets of my more varied than some life. From the time that I was a little farm kid, the workings of nature and its wild faces had held intrigue to my mind. Consequently, by the time that I became old and bold enough to begin my own quest of adventure, I just plainly let it happen. Any opportunity to explore life and of things not yet known to me became open season for my whims. In those early years, I had managed to scribble down numerous discoveries that evolved as I waded through life’s happenings. Eventually, I had accumulated many written utterances and at first kept them in piles and eventually files. Through the urgings of family and friends, it has come to the point of sharing my writings of adventurous ramblings with others. But where should I start? The grab bag of writings that I have dealt from for this first widely published volume of mine, which I had decided to name Down Life’s Trail, for in many ways, it does reflect selections written by myself along the bumpy road of life. At the age of twenty-two, I had started out on my own after schooling for the profession as a photographer. This required traveling many miles, first within Maine then to other locations across the country, and involving aerial photos along with all others. I had recorded and kept records of many of the special locations that I had flown over or photographed, both in writings and photos. Now has come the time for me to pursue the publishing of some of my collections. I had promised to my local audience that had been reading my work over the years that I would indeed take a shot at publishing a book of poetry. My decision (right or wrong) is now to begin my offerings with this aptly named volume of Down Life’s Trail, for the following has been derived from short story poems written as I was tripping along life’s trail. Hopefully, you will read and enjoy the enclosed pages that have been randomly selected from the far reaching trail of my life.


2020-01-21

Murder Your Darlings

By Roy Peter Clark
  • Full Title : Murder Your Darlings
  • Author : Roy Peter Clark
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • ISBN Code : 0316481866
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From one of America's most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from fifty language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Stephen King would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics -- Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself? Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer Prize winners alike for more than thirty years, has compiled a remarkable collection of more than 100 of the best writing tips from fifty of the best writing books of all time. With a chapter devoted to each key strategy, Clark expands and contextualizes the original author's suggestions and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for writers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.


2013-07-02

The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

By Mac Griswold
  • Full Title : The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island
  • Author : Mac Griswold
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 1466837012
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mac Griswold's The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister—and of the family that has lived there since its founding as a Colonial New England slave plantation three and a half centuries ago. In 1984, the landscape historian Mac Griswold was rowing along a Long Island creek when she came upon a stately yellow house and a garden guarded by looming boxwoods. She instantly knew that boxwoods that large—twelve feet tall, fifteen feet wide—had to be hundreds of years old. So, as it happened, was the house: Sylvester Manor had been held in the same family for eleven generations. Formerly encompassing all of Shelter Island, New York, a pearl of 8,000 acres caught between the North and South Forks of Long Island, the manor had dwindled to 243 acres. Still, its hidden vault proved to be full of revelations and treasures, including the 1666 charter for the land, and correspondence from Thomas Jefferson. Most notable was the short and steep flight of steps the family had called the "slave staircase," which would provide clues to the extensive but little-known story of Northern slavery. Alongside a team of archaeologists, Griswold began a dig that would uncover a landscape bursting with stories. Based on years of archival and field research, as well as voyages to Africa, the West Indies, and Europe, The Manor is at once an investigation into forgotten lives and a sweeping drama that captures our history in all its richness and suffering. It is a monumental achievement.


2020-08-28

The Enticing Scribbles

By Rupsa Das
  • Full Title : The Enticing Scribbles
  • Author : Rupsa Das
  • Publisher : True Dreamster
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 107
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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We are presenting you an anthology where overwhelming words of different genres will be captivating you and the impending looming writers will give you a ride to the roller-coaster of poetries, micro tales, snippets, tales, and quotes. The Indian Writers present The Enticing Scribbles, compiled by Rupsa Das. These artistic wordings are enriched with the emotions of their souls and it'll lure your heart and make you connect with each one of them ultimately.