Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy 3

Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy  3
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524790073
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Nicola and her friends' whirlwind tour of the galaxy isn't about to stop! The Space Brigade's third adventure takes them to a strange pair of planets that couldn't be more different. On one side is a planet covered in volcanoes. On the other side, a beautiful place full of daydreamy poets. Nicola and the Space Brigade find themselves caught in the middle of a war between the two, and must find a way to make peace before it's too late!

Nicola Berry 3

Nicola Berry 3
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1760554758
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Release: 2017-12-27
Editor: Pan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's past midnight when Nicola Berry - leader of the Space Brigade - receives an urgent phone call. Her friend Shimlara from the planet Globagaskar has terrible news. Her mother, father and little brother Squid have been kidnapped! They are being held captive on the beautiful Planet of Whimsy by scaly invaders from nearby Volcomania. Now the Space Brigade must go undercover as an Earthling news crew in a daring mission that will test their courage and their imaginations. Can they rescue Shimlara's family before this wicked war is won?

Nicola Berry

Nicola Berry
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 800
ISBN: 1524791091
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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 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.

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.

Shark Girl

Shark Girl
Author: Kelly Bingham
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780763654474
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Release: 2011-04-26
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A teenager struggles through physical loss to the start of acceptance in an absorbing, artful novel at once honest and insightful, wrenching and redemptive. (Age 12 and up) On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything -- absolutely everything -- changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, "That’s her -- that’s Shark Girl," as she passes. In the meantime there are only questions: Why did this happen? Why her? What about her art? What about her life? In this striking first novel, Kelly Bingham uses poems, letters, telephone conversations, and newspaper clippings to look unflinchingly at what it’s like to lose part of yourself - and to summon the courage it takes to find yourself again.

The Shobble Secret

The Shobble Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty,Shannon Bonatakis
Pages: 233
ISBN: 0448450887
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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.

Emma Tupper s Diary

Emma Tupper s Diary
Author: Peter Dickinson
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781618730640
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Release: 2014-02-03
Editor: Small Beer Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emma is spending the summer with her Scottish cousins—who are wonderful material for her attempt to win the School Prize for most interesting holiday diary. The cousins, lofty Andy, reserved Fiona, and fierce Roddy, are experimenting with their grandfather's dilapidated old mini-submarine to see if they can find a monster in the family loch. Emma Tupper's Diary is a sometimes terrifying, sometimes broadly hilarious adventure novel in the spirit of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and I Capture the Castle. Praise for Emma Tupper's Diary: "Fish out of water Emma must spend the summer in Scotland with cousins she’s never met. They’re somewhat older and get along fine with minimal adult supervision. Even when they plot to take an old submarine out on the nearby loch for a spin, adding a Nessy-like monster head to the top for fun, there’s no one around to urge caution. It’s the sort of family where everyone is whip-smart, conversations are fast and fascinating, and statements of fact are rarely truthful. All of which makes for one extremely suspenseful and surprisingly thought-provoking adventure."—Gwenyth Swain (author of Chig and the Second Spread) "One of my favorite childhood books. . . . Its themes and plot have come around again, and a smart production company should scoop it up for a film adaptation."—Atomic Librarian "An enthralling book, with fascinating characters, told with humor and wit, and with a story that just might, barely, be possible."—Book Loons "Comedy of manners? Ecological allegory? Adventure? Farce?"—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Peter Dickinson's children's books: "One of the real masters of children's literature."—Philip Pullman "Peter Dickinson is a national treasure."—The Guardian "Magnificent. Peter Dickinson is the past-master story-teller of our day."—The Times Literary Supplement Peter Dickinson is the author of over fifty books including Eva, Earth and Air, The Dancing Bear, and the Michael L. Printz honor book The Ropemaker. He has twice received the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger as well as the Guardian Award and Whitbread Prize. He lives in England and is married to the novelist Robin McKinley.

Three Wishes

Three Wishes
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780061856914
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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.

Mr Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game

Mr  Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525646471
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Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"To win Mr. Lemoncello's new television game show, Kyle and his team have to break out of their comfort zone and walk a mile in other characters' shoes and figure out how to unlock a series of locks and break out of the game before their competition!"--

Intelligent Projects Using Python

Intelligent Projects Using Python
Author: Santanu Pattanayak
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781788994866
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Release: 2019-01-31
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book includes 9 projects on building smart and practical AI-based systems. These projects cover solutions to different domain-specific problems in healthcare, e-commerce and more. With this book, you will apply different machine learning and deep learning techniques and learn how to build your own intelligent applications for smart ...

Zainichi Cinema

Zainichi Cinema
Author: Oliver Dew
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9783319408774
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Release: 2016-11-04
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines how filmmakers, curators, and critics created a category of transnational, Korean-in-Japan (Zainichi) Cinema, focussing on the period from the 1960s onwards. An enormously diverse swathe of films have been claimed for this cinema of the Korean diaspora, ranging across major studio yakuza films and melodramas, news reels created by ethnic associations, first-person video essays, and unlikely hits that crossed over from the indie distribution circuit to have a wide impact across the media landscape. Today, Zainichi-themed works have never had a higher profile, with new works by Matsue Tetsuaki, Sai Yoichi, and Yang Yonghi frequently shown at international festivals. Zainichi Cinema argues that central to this transnational cinema is the tension between films with an authorized claim to “represent”, and ambiguous and borderline works that require an active spectator to claim them as images of the Korean diaspora.

The Road Past Altamont

The Road Past Altamont
Author: Gabrielle Roy
Pages: 146
ISBN: 0803289480
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Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather.øThe Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman at Lake Winnipeg and her clandestine one with a crude family of movers, her journey through time and space with aging Maman?all these characters and events convey Gabrielle Roy's preoccupation with childhood and old age, the passage of time and mystery of change, and the artist's relation to the world.

The Boat of a Million Years

The Boat of a Million Years
Author: Poul Anderson
Pages: 470
ISBN: 9781504053662
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Notable Book and Hugo and Nebula Award Finalist: This epic chronicle of ten immortals over the course of history “succeeds admirably” (The New York Times). The immortals are ten individuals born in antiquity from various cultures. Immune to disease, able to heal themselves from injuries, they will never die of old age—although they can fall victim to catastrophic wounds. They have walked among mortals for millennia, traveling across the world, trying to understand their special gifts while searching for one another in the hope of finding some meaning in a life that may go on forever. Following their individual stories over the course of human history and beyond into a richly imagined future, “one of science fiction’s most revered writers” (USA Today) weaves a broad tapestry that is “ambitious in scope, meticulous in detail, polished in style” (Library Journal).

50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing and True Stories

50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing  and True   Stories
Author: Saundra Mitchell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780147518132
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Release: 2016
Editor: Puffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A collection of short biographies profiling some of the most influential kids in history and today. From inventors, athletes, and musicians, to artists, actors, and even world leaders"--

Mr Lemoncello s Great Library Race

Mr  Lemoncello s Great Library Race
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780553536096
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Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Mr. Lemoncello holds a contest for his young friends where they must race to bring interesting facts back to his library"--

Swap d

Swap d
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781484798492
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After her Click'd catastrophe, Allie Navarro is determined to redeem herself. So when the class gets an assignment to create a mobile game from recycled code, Allie pairs up with Courtney, her best friend from CodeGirls camp, to create the perfect app: Swap'd. Kids buy, sell, and trade stuff at school all the time. Candy. Clothes. Video games. Slime. Why not make a fiercely competitive, totally anonymous, beat-the-clock game out of it? Once Swap'd is in full-swing, Allie is certain that it's the answer to all her problems. She's making quick cash to help Courtney buy that really expensive plane ticket to come visit her. It's giving her an excuse to have an actual conversation with her super-secret crush. And it looks like she might finally beat her archenemy-turned-friend, Nathan. She's thought of everything. Or? has she? The second book in the Click'd series by New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone weaves together middle school friendship, first crushes, and serious coding skills in another fun, fast-paced, and empowering novel that will have readers cheering Allie on from the first page to the last.

Frozen Stiff

Frozen Stiff
Author: Sherry Shahan
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780307794079
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Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What begins as a two-night camping and kayaking trek in the untamed Alaskan wilderness turns into a test of survival for Cody and her cousin Derek. While their mothers are in Juneau picking up supplies for Yakutat Lodge, the cousins sneak off in an old pickup. The taste of freedom is soon tainted when Cody's kayak is lost on the rising tide, washing away her life vest and precious supplies.

Click d

Click d
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781484798485
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Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Allie Navarro can't wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click'd pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about Click'd. Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone's making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone's secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present Click'd to the judges? New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone combines friendship, coding, and lots of popcorn in her fun and empowering middle-grade debut.

Young Thomas Edison

Young Thomas Edison
Author: Sterling North
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0142412104
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Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the life of the American inventor, discussing his childhood, first work as a telegrapher, early inventions, and his later celebrity as the creator of the lightbulb and the phonograph.