These magical birthday books are a superb gift to read with any child or for them to share with close friends and family.
Author: Lucy Tapper
Being one is a big deal . . . so give them a book that tells them all about why this age is so wonderful. With 28 pages full of fun facts and quirky information, Numbear and his pet bird are the main characters who, along with other unique animals and sea creatures, bring these creative, colourful books to life. This delightful hard backed book helps every child to be even more excited about their birthday by getting them reading and involved in this story - discovering everything that is awesome about their age.Did you know that in their first year a child has spent 275 days asleep, or that one is 'uno' in Spanish; that a unicorn can cycle on a unicycle and the moon had gone around the sun 13 times . . .Each 'Now You Are . . . ' book reminds someone that their birthday matters and shows that you care about them and their special day. These magical birthday books are a superb gift to read with any child or for them to share with close friends and family.
Give a birthday book instead of a birthday card! Under the cover flap, write a personal note about this special day. Adorable illustrations and a read-aloud story will be a favorite with toddlers. Embellished cover includes lift-a-flap for personalization Includes envelope and seal Trade your greeting card for a board book keepsake!
If I have had a good week as far as eating right and exercising, I will reward
myself with having a cheat meal or two on Sunday. This is my day to work for,
because I love things like pizza, tacos, and chocolate. Now, this one day of
veering off ...
Author: Jeff Hauswirth
Category: Health & Fitness
Ever wanted to start a fitness program but not invest a fortune in a gym membership, equipment, or a set of DVDs? This book has it all! A complete routine that can be done at home with no equipment necessary! A program designed to grow with you and challenge you, whatever your current level of fitness is. Each exercise is thoroughly explained and includes graphics to help you understand. Getting fit isn't easy, but this book will help you get started. Along with a thoroughly explained exercise routine, some tips on proper nutrition are also included. This is a great starter book for those new to exercise and will provide a great challenge to experienced athletes. Fitness truly is for everyone, including you! "I believe this program can help anyone find his or her inner champion. The simplicity and ability to perform all these exercises in the comfort of your own home gives you the upperhand. The knowledge and programming in this book is top quality. I support this program along with AdvoCare products." - Rustie Aguilar (AdvoCare Advisor) ISSA Certified Elite Trainer Level 1 "The No Excuses workout is one of the best full body workouts I have ever done! Whenever I have any fitness questions, Jeff is always there to answer, help, and support me. Thanks for another awesome book!" - Susan Mohler Sales Specialist for Eileen Fisher
Word Discrimination I'm going to say two words, and I want you to tell me whether
they are the same or different. For example, if I say “star, star,” you would say “
same.” If I say “horse, rock” you would say “different.” Now you try one: dog-tree.
Author: Nancy Mather
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition
The tag now clung to the cuff of Devon's pajama bottoms. Devon had never
bothered taking them back to the store and asking someone to remove it. Marcy
had once remarked that it looked like one of those electronic ankle bracelets the
Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'A cross between Margaret Atwood and Patricia Highsmith ... Fielding is a master of anticipation and knows how to create a labyrinth of tension, never providing an exit until the very last page' Toronto Globe & Mail Marcy Taggert lost her 21-year-old daughter, Devon, in a canoeing accident the year before. But because Devon's body was never recovered from the waters, Marcy has found it difficult to come to terms with her death and keeps seeing her daughter in the faces of strangers. Now, on a holiday to Ireland - which should have been a celebration of her 25th wedding anniversary until her husband left her for another woman - Marcy is convinced she has just seen Devon walk past the table where she is sitting outside a café in Cork. Desperate to appease her paranoia and lay her daughter's ghost to rest once and for all, Marcy begins a search to find Devon. But the truth, although her only salvation, is even more disturbing than she could ever have imagined... 'Those familiar with Patricia Highsmith's particular brand of sinister storytelling will recognize the mayhem Fielding so cunningly unleashes' Publishers Weekly
Ask them to pick one and not tell you which one they have chosen. Put the cards
in your pocket, close your eyes and concentrate, and then pull out two cards and
place them facedown on the table. Ask your victim to tell which card he or she ...
Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Toby and his brother team up to protect a magician from disappearing for good. In the six years since he lost his job working security at the Warner Brothers' lot, private investigator Toby Peters has taken cases from oddballs ranging from Peter Lorre to W. C. Fields. But none of them had the stage presence of Harry Blackstone, the greatest magician in the world. When an anonymous rival demands the illusionist reveal his secrets on stage or suffer the consequences, Blackstone hires Toby and his brother, ex-cop Phil, to run security at the show. What starts as a simple protection job turns dicey when Toby finds himself onstage, with a possibly unsafe magic saw about to slice through his midsection. Bodies pile up around the act, and the two detectives begin to think that the killer isn't a jealous member of the Los Angeles Friends of Magic, but rather the great magician himself. About the Author. Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema - two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life's work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe." In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009. Review quote. "Kaminsky stands out as a subtle historian, unobtrusively but entertainingly weaving into the story itself what people were wearing, eating, driving, and listening to on the radio. A page-turning romp." - Booklist. "If you like your mysteries Sam Spade tough, with tongue-in-cheek and a touch of the theatrical, then the Toby Peters series is just your ticket." - Houston Chronicle. "For anyone with a taste for old Hollywood B-movie mysteries, Edgar winner Kaminsky offers plenty of nostalgic fun . . . The tone is light, the pace brisk, the tongue firmly in cheek." - Publishers Weekly. "Marvelously entertaining." - Newsday. "Makes the totally wacky possible . . . Peters [is] an unblemished delight." - Washington Post. "The Ed McBain of Mother Russia." - Kirkus Reviews.
THE BIBLE WILL BECOME A NEW BOOK TO YOU NOW . If you do not have a
Bible of your own , ask your parents to buy you a nice , new one . If they cannot
do this ( or if they are not Christians and don't think you need one ) , ask your ...
One function of play in our lives is to learn how to enjoy working with others, and
he is passionate about creating immersive virtual environments that renew our
spirit of enjoyable, engaged learning. He believes virtual environments
Author: Cathy N. Davidson
A digital innovator shows how we can thrive in the new technological age. When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light-as an innovative way to turn learning on its head. This radical experiment is at the heart of Davidson's inspiring new book. Using cutting-edge research on the brain, she shows how "attention blindness" has produced one of our society's greatest challenges: while we've all acknowledged the great changes of the digital age, most of us still toil in schools and workplaces designed for the last century. Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from schools with curriculums built around video games to companies that train workers using virtual environments-will open the doors to new ways of working and learning. A lively hybrid of Thomas Friedman and Norman Doidge, Now You See It is a refreshingly optimistic argument for a bold embrace of our connected, collaborative future.
So Jacqui's right – he was meeting a girl, the crafty bugger, and it's not
what'shername, the regular one, the barrister. How do I know? Because this one's never a barrister – I'll give you ten to one on that. I don't know what she is.
Local Sunday ...
Author: Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Bit of a wide boy, Terry. Got a spot of form, eye for the ladies, a real rough diamond some might say. Not without his virtues, though, as his campaign for open government shows. No secrets, that's Terry's secret. Allied to charm, that is, of course. Only one person finds it easy to resist his charm and counter his arguments and that's Hilary - one of the serious and dedicated young Civil Servants working in the Home Office in Westminster, who just happens to know the truth about the case in which Terry is currently interested. She despises him and everything he stands for. But then why is she to be found one evening walking through the back streets behind the Strand, to the run-down block where Terry's pressure group has its headquarters? Now You Know takes on government campaigns, ambitious civil servants and determined pressure groups with Frayn's trade-mark wit. Michael Frayn's other novels include Headlong, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Spies, which won the Whitbread Best Novel Award.
“And I found a T-shirt in the bottom of one of the boxes. Now, I'd much rather wear
it. For one thing, it's getting cooler, and I'd just as soon keep you wearing as little
as possible, but as we've already ascertained, I'm a perfect gentleman. So the ...
Author: Anne Stuart
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Francey Neeley's life has been torn to pieces. Her handsome and charming Irish boyfriend turned out to be a terrorist who was only after her fortune and planned to kill her once he got it. His "sister" forced Francey to help her attempt a rescue when his cover was blown during a mission to assassinate a world leader. Francey barely escaped with her life in the shoot-out. Now Francey's secluded herself amidst the beautiful, healing atmosphere of Belle Reste, her cousin's resort on a Jamaican island. She's emotionally shattered and remains under a cloud of suspicion even after being interrogated by every major law enforcement agency. Warning bells go off from the moment British school teacher Michael Dowd arrives to recuperate from a car accident. Though he's obviously recovering from serious injuries, she sees glimpses of a coldly efficient predator that make her wary of her intense attraction to him. She made one horrible mistake already . . . Michael Dowd is there to find out the truth about her involvement; he'll seduce her if that's what it takes. And if he learns she was one of the terrorists, he'll kill her. But someone on the island is trying to kill them both. How will Francey know who to trust when Michael disappears and reappears as a perfect stranger? Who is the villain, and who is the savior? The wrong answer means death. Anne Stuart is currently celebrating forty years as a published novelist. She has won every major award in the romance field and appeared on the NYT Bestseller List, Publisher's Weekly, and USA Today. Anne Stuart currently lives in northern Vermont.
So I ran regularly and by the first of May, I finally ran a mile without stopping. As
excited as I was about that, I kept thinking, “How am I going to be ready in two
months to do six miles? It has taken me two months to do one mile!” I sincerely ...
Author: Pat Montgomery
Publisher: Author House
Join us around the kitchen table with the author of "Now You Know What I Know" as she discusses parenting with her children. Punctuating her advice with real-life examples, Pat offers a conversational glimpse into one woman''s experiences and lessons in child rearing. "Now You Know What I Know" is an essential handbook for all parents and parents-to-be on how to raise the next generation with love and common sense. For anyone who has already raised children, this soulful, often comical, book will compel them to reflect on and fondly remember their own parenting experiences
First we'll start with the easiest number and that is the number 1 One or 1 stands
for my little baby sister, who just turned 12 months old. In months 12 = 1 year, so
my baby sister is a 1 year old. The Roman numeral for the number 1 is the capital
Author: Don Swann II
Publisher: Fatt Wallet/Pen of Tales Publications
Learn Roman Numerals using cognitive & deductive reasoning in child development A book designed to make it easier for a child to learn his/her Roman numerals, with positive reinforcement and multiple examples of numbers in numeric, word and Roman numeral form. Instilling confidence in cognitive and deductive reasoning for child development. I hope that you might write a positive review. Thank you
It had been only three days since we'd been away, but the lawn was already
ankle deep in dry, dead leaves no one had raked. The curtains in the upstairs
windows were pulled tight. On the porch, I jiggled the front door handle, but it was
Author: Liesel Litzenburger
Her father is gone for good—not on a business trip like her mother said—and Annie knows it. Her little brother, Gus, might believe that he’ll come back, but Annie is too sharp, too observant, to believe this comforting lie. In their little house by the shore of Lake Michigan, where everything is the same and yet not, Annie, Gus, and their dreamy, beautiful mother, Paige, are on their own. Then, to add to Annie’s confusion, her mother starts to date Shepherd, a well-meaning and steadfast man who isn’t deterred by Paige’s frequent refusals of his affections. His devotion to her mother and kindhearted interest in her and Gus aside, Annie can’t tell if letting this man into their small, odd family will be the solution to their problems or the start of new ones. Revealing the intricacies of the adult world through the simple eyes of a child, Now You Love Me is a heartbreaking yet genuinely funny story about the joys and pitfalls of growing up and growing older. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: James Wilson NicholsPublish On: 2010-07-05
I discovered one Indian som distance in the rear of the main force of the enemy
and I urged my horse on and was soon up with the Indian. I raised my pistol and
fired and the Indian fell from the horse, rolled over displaying a pair of larg flabby
Author: James Wilson Nichols
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Jim Nichols was a lively, vigorous frontiersman who came to Texas about the time of its Revolution. As with many men of that day, Nichols' formal education was lacking, but he was a born writer with a vivid way of saying things. He had an abundance of exciting events to write about: fighting against Mexicans and Indians, Ranger activities, an attack by wolves, a buffalo stampede, and many other colorful episodes. Nichols' account is fast-moving, fascinating frontier history by a man who was really there.
Twice he crossed the street to avoid groups of kids who reminded him of the
three he had followed that night during the week of Jessica's disappearance.
Then he scolded himself: Look at me. Hipster street kids couldn't care less about one ...
Author: Allison Lynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
David and Jessica have almost everything they could want: he is an accomplished journalist, she teaches at an elite private school, and they travel in a circle of alluring friends. Theirs is an enviable life -- until one night when David returns from a business trip. Jessica's wallet and keys are in their usual place, but she is gone. As months pass without her, David's certainty "that she is going to walk in that door tonight" slowly diminishes. At the heart of this unnerving story is David's search for his wife -- which takes him far from his Manhattan neighborhood and deep inside himself. At once heartbreaking and wry, Now You See It is a remarkable debut novel about the impossibility of fully knowing someone -- and what happens to the past when we have a second chance at the future. Now You See It presages a thrilling career for a fresh and gifted author.
"See what you've done!" Shelley told them. I held up my maimed glasses. The
lenses were all right, but the arms of the frame were both broken—one cracked
but still dangling, the other snapped entirely off—and one of those little ...
Author: Vivian Vande Velde
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
With Wendy's new glasses, she begins to see cheerful corpses, old crones disguised as teeny-boppers, and portals to another world--a place where everyone knows of the glasses' powers and will do anything they can to get them.
That white boygotshot by a whiteman ina running suit. Henry told me true. He
wouldn't touch agun, no, ma'am. That's how Iknow he didn't shoot nobody.” “What
about the stopwatch?” “Watches, now,if you wanted Rolex,he get you one.
Author: Cecelia Tishy
Publisher: Hachette UK
A suddenly psychic 40-something divorcée uses her newly acquired ability in this thrilling new series debut. Regina Cutter is the mother of two grown children and the victim of her husband's midlife crisis. Out of a marriage, an income, and a place to live, she has relocated to Boston's Back Bay where her psychic aunt bequeathed her a townhouse...and paranormal ability. Adjusting to her new middle-class life and taking on a new job as a police psychic, Reggie is called upon to help prove the false imprisonment of a drug felon, and end the possible haunting of a recently renovated townhouse. It's quite a long way from bemoaning a broken marriage, and newly minted psychic Regina Cutter is just getting started.
In the face of those who might say, “You can't save them all,” he said, “But we
might be able to save one.” Janet's first thought was, “Now, how in the heck are we going to do it?” He was asking her to be the point person in Nashville. Then,
Author: Judy Chartrand
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
If you can change the way you think, you can change the world. That’s the theme of Now You’re Thinking! as it tells the story of how a 2-year old Iraqi girl’s life was saved through determination, courage, and critical thinking. The book begins with the heroic story of how a Marine battalion beat the odds to save this little girl, and ends with a model of critical thinking that will help you STOP and THINK to recognize your emotions, evaluate arguments, and draw conclusions to make better life decisions. This book also provides the opportunity for you to take the My Thinking Styles assessment for free to learn your natural thinking preferences, strengths, and biases. This short read will give you a real-life example of great thinking plus tons of resources to guide your further interest in effective thinking.
A third room's got an easel and paintings and stacks of doityourselfery, and
thefourth's so small itwould have putmein mind of anun's cell ifI'dever seen one, I
can't imagine anything goingonthere.” “Judith's room,” Jennysaid. “Yep. And
Author: Eileen Dewhurst
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Phyllida Moon’s contract with the Independent Theatre Company and her marriage to its stage manager come to an end together, and when the Company moves on she stays behind in the seaside town where they played their last engagement of the summer season. To help her feel at home in her role as a private eye in a forthcoming TV series, Phyllida finds a job with a real-life detective agency where she sleuths in character, entering the life of the unhappy Brian Fletcher as two very different women. Fletcher is under suspicion from a neighbour of abusing his adoptive daughter, the cool and enigmatic schoolgirl Judith, and displays the tension of a guilty man. . .
The successful trader is one who has mastered himself, his emotions and
weaknesses, has found a successful trading plan which fits his personality, and
religiously follows his plan in every single trade. I will now break the statement
down into ...