Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella 1

Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella  1
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524790059
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Nicola Berry's life is turned upside down the day a man from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. He's looking for somebody to travel back to his home planet and convince their stuck-up princess not to turn Earth into her planet's giant garbage dump. When Nicola is chosen as the Earthling Ambassador, she's not sure that she's up to the task. Can Nicola and her friends save the planet in time? Or will the nasty Princess Petronella cover Earth in a galactic ton of garbage?

Nicola Berry 1

Nicola Berry 1
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1760554731
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Release: 2017-12-27
Editor: Pan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When an incredibly tall man interrupts Nicola Berry's incredibly boring geography lesson, she's sure that something fantastic and unexpected and unusual is about to happen . . . and she's right.The King and Queen of the planet Globagaskar have gone on holiday leaving their spoilt daughter, Princess Petronella, in charge. The bored Princess decides to turn Earth, the holiday destination of choice for the discerning Globagaskarian, into a garbage dump.Armed with ten important questions devised by the Save the Little Earthlings Committee, Georgio Gorgioskio is dispatched to find the Earthling Ambassador, the only person in the galaxy who can change Princess Petronella's mind. At Honeyville Primary School, he discovers Nicola Berry, an ordinary girl about to embark on an extraordinary mission.Will Nicola and the Space Brigade be able to change Princess Petronella's mind in time to save the world?

The Space Brigade and the Petrifyin

The Space Brigade and the Petrifyin
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1405243317
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Release: 2009-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Space Brigade and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella" is a fun and fantastic inter-galactic adventure...Nicola Berry loves eating All Day Lasagne, is great at writing stories, uses the word 'preposterous' frequently, and longs to escape Mrs Pumpkin's incredibly boring Geography lesson. When Georgio Gorgiosko from Planet Globagaskar visits her class, Nicola gets the opportunity...The King and Queen of Planet Globagaskar have gone on holiday and left their spoilt daughter, Princess Petronella in charge. The sulky princess wants to turn earth into a rubbish dump. Georgio Gorgiosko must find an Earthling Ambassador to convince the princess otherwise and save earth. Nicola is up for the challenge, but what can she do to change the princess' mind? Even with a new outfit from the wardrobewhizonic ladies, it's going to be impossible to do on her own. She'll need the help of her friends in the Space Brigade.Be whisked away to Planet Globagaskar, where there's freeze grenades to freeze someone for ten minutes, a telepathy chef where you can think of something you'd like to eat and it will appear in front of you, and you can go swimming in the clouds.

The Hypnotist s Love Story

The Hypnotist s Love Story
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101584989
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Release: 2012-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “sharp and funny romantic tale” (O, the Oprah Magazine) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers. Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her. Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.

Nicola Berry

Nicola Berry
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 800
ISBN: 1524791091
Available:
Release: 2018-06
Editor: Penguin Workshop
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The entire Nicola Berry series in one awesome box! A perfect adventure series for young readers by Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Join Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador, on her intergalactic adventures in this three-book series, now packaged together in one beautiful box set! Nicola Berry's life is turned upside down the day a man from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. He's looking for somebody to travel back to his home planet and convince their stuck-up princess not to turn Earth into her planet's giant garbage dump. When Nicola is chosen as the Earthling Ambassador, she's not sure that she's up to the task. Can Nicola and her friends save the galaxy, one adventure at a time?

The Last Anniversary

The Last Anniversary
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062008671
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Release: 2010-04-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Liane Moriarty, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty, comes an unforgettable novel defined by her signature sharp wit, page-turning storyline, and lovable and eccentric characters. Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one who got away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island—home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery. Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions. As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around—and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.

The Starspun Web

The Starspun Web
Author: Sinead O'Hart
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101935071
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Little Tiger Press in 2019."

A Problematic Paradox

A Problematic Paradox
Author: Eliot Sappingfield
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781524738464
Available:
Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in this wild, warm-hearted, and hilarious sci-fi debut about a brainy young girl who is recruited for a very special boarding school. "It's like Harry Potter, but with science instead of magic. Nikola is exactly the smart female protagonist that the sci-fi genre needs." --HelloGiggles Nikola Kross has given up on living in harmony with classmates and exasperated teachers: she prefers dabbling in experimental chemistry to fitting in. But when her life is axially inverted by a gang of extraterrestrials who kidnap her dad and attempt to recruit her into their service, she discovers he's been keeping a world of secrets from her--including the school for geniuses where she's sent for refuge, a place where classes like Practical Quantum Mechanics are the norm and where students use wormholes to commute to class. For Nikola, the hard part isn't school, it's making friends, especially when the student body isn't (entirely) human. But the most puzzling paradox of all is Nikola herself, who has certain abilities that no one understands--abilities that put her whole school in greater danger than she could have imagined. *"A glorious cacophony of wildly inventive gadgets, gags, and action." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review *"An amazing and often hilarious world that feels like a blend of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Harry Potter, but with futuristic inventions rather than magic." --School Library Connection, starred review "Smart, energetic, and original . . . Readers will willingly jump with Nikola into the nearest wormhole and next adventure." --School Library Journal

The Husband s Secret

The Husband s Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781743287736
Available:
Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The no 1. New York Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies and new novel Apples Never Fall. "A staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable." Mail on Sunday How well do you know your husband? Cecilia Fitzpatrick, devoted mother, successful Tupperware business owner and efficient P&C President, has found a letter from her husband. "For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick, to be opened only in the event of my death" But Cecilia's husband isn't dead, he's on a business trip. And when she questions him about it on the phone, Cecilia senses something she hasn't experienced before. John-Paul is lying. What happens next changes Cecilia's formerly blissful suburban existence forever, and the consequences will be life-changing for the most unexpected people. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Paula Hawkins will love Liane Moriarty. PRAISE FOR THE HUSBAND'S SECRET "So good you won't be able to keep it to yourself" USA Today "The story is cleverly plotted, full of suspense and so well-written that it pulls you in from the first page" Sunday Mirror "Dark and compelling, this is a must read" Sun "Intelligent and funny" Sydney Morning Herald Named one of Entertainment Weekly's Best Books of the Year and People magazine's Top Ten Books of the Year

Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781760780982
Available:
Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and new novel Apples Never Fall. The retreat at health and wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired bodies and minds. These nine perfect strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. With her wit, compassion and uncanny understanding of human behaviour, Liane Moriarty explores the depth of connection that can be formed when people are thrown together in... unconventional circumstances. LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2019 PRAISE FOR NINE PERFECT STRANGERS "She is...both hugely popular yet subversive...Nine Perfect Strangers shows Moriarty still taking risks with fiction...weighty issues writ with humour and a light touch. The hammer is still in the handbag, ready to smash a glass window or two." Lucy Sussex, The Australian "Welcome to Tranquillum House where those Perfect Strangers ... have come to sort out their lives ...This gives Moriarty the opportunity to do what she does best, write about the human condition and connections that bind us all, with wicked humour, empathy and compassion - and a little bit of danger thrown in." Frances Whiting, Courier Mail PRAISE FOR LIANE MORIARTY "One of the few writers I'll drop anything for. Her books are wise, honest, beautifully observed..." Jojo Moyes "Moriarty is a deft storyteller who creates believable, relatable characters." Washington Post "Moriarty is brilliant at her craft, all the time cranking up the suspense." The Age "funny and scary" Stephen King "Sharply intelligent" Entertainment Weekly "Mistress of the razor-sharp observation" Kate Morton

Shoelaces Are Impossible

Shoelaces Are Impossible
Author: Ed Allen
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1760154954
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I am NEVER going to be able to tie my shoelaces. It's IMPOSSIBLE! Caterpillar really wants to learn to tie his shoelaces so he can be a tap dancing star! Luckily, his bunny friend gives him all the steps to learn how to do it. You can learn too!

Populate Or Perish

Populate Or Perish
Author: Victoria Macleay
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0864271506
Available:
Release: 2014-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Immediately after World War II Australia embarked on the greatest immigration program in history. Over the following decades immigrants flowed into the country changing it forever. They came from Europe and later from Asia and other parts of the world. At first they filled a huge gap in the labour force, providing the economic strength for national expansion in manufacturing and infrastructure development. This is the story of how the program was planned, where the people came from, and how they became Australians with their own distinct identities.

What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781741985016
Available:
Release: 2009-05-01
Editor: Pan Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and new novel Apples Never Fall. When Alice Love surfaces from a strange dream to find she's been injured in a gym, her first concern is for her unborn baby. She's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her. But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't rushing to her bedside. She is a mother of three going through a bitter divorce. Alice has lost ten years of her life - and she wants them back. PRAISE FOR WHAT ALICE FORGOT "What [Moriarty] writes are acute social comedies of the feminine, where the domestic is more political than cosy... Technically this premise is a challenge, which Moriarty makes appear effortless... Great stuff" The Age "A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer, whose light touch doesn't stop her exploring darker themes, such as infertility and the sad erosion of a once radiant love." Women's Weekly "An intruiging exploration of how people change... Alice's amnesia is skilfully usd and like a detective, she must piece together the details of a life she cannot remember." Sun Herald

The Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella

The Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0330423002
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Pan Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When an incredibly tall man interrupts Nicola Berry's incredibly boring geography lesson, she's sure that something fantastic and unexpected and unusual is about to happen... and she's right.The king and queen of the planet Globagaskar have gone on holiday leaving their spoilt daughter, Princess Petronella, in charge. The bored princess decides to turn Earth, the holiday destination of choice for the discerning Globagaskarian, into a rubbish dump. Armed with ten important questions devised by the Save the Little Earthlings Committee, Georgio Gorgioskio is dispatched to find the Earthling Ambassador, the only person in the galaxy who can change Princess Petronella's mind. At Honeyville Primary School, he discovers Nicola Berry, an ordinary girl about to embark on an extraordinary mission. Will Nicola and the Space Brigade be able to change Princess Petronella's mind in time to save the world? Or will Nicola Berry be left with egg on her face - literally?

Three Wishes

Three Wishes
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780061856914
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The funny, heartwarming, and completely charming first novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Nine Perfect Strangers and Big Little Lies. Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem follow them, but apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.

Lucy and the Rocket Dog

Lucy and the Rocket Dog
Author: Will Buckingham
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780399554346
Available:
Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The unforgettable story of the bond between a budding scientist and her beloved dog, perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and See You In the Cosmos. Lucy loves space. She loves to gaze up at the stars and bask in space’s bigness and its here, there, and everywhereness. She loves it so much that she built a rocket ship in her backyard, hoping that one day she can use it to explore space herself. The ship is just Prototype I, though, so it’s not ready to carry anyone into orbit yet. Or so she thinks. Laika doesn’t give much thought to space—she is a dog, after all. The thing that Laika loves the most is Lucy. She loves Lucy so much that, one evening, she wanders into Prototype I looking for her—and is promptly launched into space. While Laika takes off on an intergalactic adventure, Lucy begins a lifelong scientific quest to bring her dog home. Told from the two friends’ alternating perspectives and, in turns, heartbreaking and hilarious, this tale will win over anyone who has ever loved a pet, or who has looked at the stars and wondered just what might be going on in the here, there, and everywhereness. A Library Information Technology Association Excellence in Children’s & Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Book “I wish I had this book when I was a kid! It brings you on a fun adventure through the universe and sneaks in some fascinating science along the way.”—Emily Calandrelli, Correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World "Reminiscent of Roald Dahl's style . . . . For those who might enjoy a dog book, a science book, or just a good story."--Kirkus "Readers who have ever loved a dog and tinkerers who dream of leaving the prototype stage of design will enjoy this tale of friendship and improbable interstellar canine time-bending."--SLJ

The Hypnotist s Love Story

The Hypnotist s Love Story
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781742628530
Available:
Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and new novel Apples Never Fall. TO BE ADAPTED INTO A TELEVISION SERIES STARRING HEATHER GRAHAM As a hypnotherapist, Ellen O'Farrell is fascinated by what makes people tick. So when she falls in love with Patrick, the fact that he has a stalker doesn't faze her in the slightest. If anything it intruiges her, and the more she hears about Saskia, the more she wants to meet this woman. But what Ellen doesn't know is that they've already met... Saskia has been posing as one of Ellen's clients. Unable to let go of the life she so abruptly lost, she wants to know everything about the woman who took her place. But it's not only Saskia who doesn't know when to stop: Ellen also has to ask herself what lines she's prepared to cross to get the happy ending she's always wanted. PRAISE FOR THE HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY "Love is not black and white ... fascinating and compassionate fiction" Daily Telegraph "A sharp and funny romantic tale." O Magazine "A compelling love triangle ... romance with an edge ... the latest triumph... What lifts this tale to another plane is the level of empathy that runs through the narrative." Australian Women's Weekly Book of the Month "Supurb in technique... All of her novels set themselves extremely difficult tasks...The novel blends elements of crime, horror and love story..." Sunday Age "A warmly humourous, gently poignany, ultimately comforting tale of frustration and redemption..." USA Today

Crash Course 1

Crash Course  1
Author: Landry Q. Walker
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780515157932
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guardians of the Galaxy meets Minecraft in this hilarious new sci-fi series. TERRAFORMING 101 - An introduction to the sciences and technologies of extraterrestrial world-building. Open to first year students. Elara Adele Vaughn has everything it takes to become a top planetary designer: skills, talent, and a one-way ticket to the Seven Systems School of Terraforming Sciences and Arts. But for all her excitement, life at her new school is a lot tougher--and stranger--than she ever thought possible. Her roommate, Clare, is a mute, intergalactic sponge. A field trip almost ended in the belly of a monster. And no one at her new school knows what it's like to grow up on a planet so far away it's called "Nowhere." But if the galaxy's greatest terraformers made it through their first year, then so can Elara. Based on the real science behind terraforming, this action-packed story mixes world-building adventures with side-splitting humor, plus a dash of deep-space madness.

Three Wishes

Three Wishes
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781742623979
Available:
Release: 2007-11-10
Editor: Pan Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and new novel Apples Never Fall. "I adored Three Wishes ... fresh, very, very funny ... also intelligent and unsentimental about family dynamics" Marian Keyes Three sisters, one birthday, one little problem ... It happens sometimes that you accidentally star in a little public performance, your very own comedy, tragedy or melodrama. The three Kettle sisters have been accidentally starring in public performances all their lives, affecting their audiences in more ways than they'll ever know. This time, however, they give a particularly spectacular show when a raucous, champagne-soaked birthday dinner ends in a violent argument and an emergency dash to the hospital. So who started it this time? Was it Cat: full of angry, hurt passion dating back to the 'Night of the Spaghetti'? Was it Lynn: serenely successful, at least on the outside? Or was it Gemma: quirky, dreamy and unable to keep a secret, except for the most important one of all? Whoever the culprit, their lives will have all changed dramatically before the next inevitable clash of shared genes and shared childhoods. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Paula Hawkins will love Liane Moriarty. PRAISE FOR THREE WISHES "Written with wisdom, humor, and sincerity" Booklist

The Shobble Secret

The Shobble Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty,Shannon Bonatakis
Pages: 233
ISBN: 0448450887
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nicola and her Space Brigade friends go on a mission to save the planet Shobble from a sinister plot that threatens all but an elite few of its citizens.