The Wish

The Wish
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781538728611
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Release: 2021-09-28
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of The Longest Ride and The Return comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever. 1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life. By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him. As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined. With travel photos and a special letter from the Author.

The Wish

The Wish
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062253590
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Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again? From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.

Wish

Wish
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780374302757
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.

The Boy Project

The Boy Project
Author: Kami Kinard
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780545392259
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Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For anyone who's ever felt that boys were a different species.... Wildly creative seventh grader Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She's going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend? But Kara's project turns out to be a lot more complicated than she imagined. Soon there are secrets, lies, and an embarrassing incident in the boy's bathroom. Plus, Kara has to deal with mean girls, her slightly spacey BFF, and some surprising uses for duct tape. Still, if Kara's research leads her to the right boy, everything may just be worth it. . . . Full of charts and graphs, heart and humor, this hilarious debut will resonate with tweens everywhere.

The Wish Book Christmas

The Wish Book Christmas
Author: Lynn Austin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781496452542
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Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of If I Were You comes a nostalgic and endearing holiday story that reminds us that sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones we least expect and dont deserve. Best friends Audrey Barrett and Eve Dawson are looking forward to celebrating Christmas in postwar America, thrilled at the prospect of starting new traditions with their five-year-old sons. But when the 1951 Sears Christmas Wish Book arrives and the boys start obsessing over every toy in it, Audrey and Eve realize they must first teach them the true significance of the holiday. They begin by helping Bobby and Harry plan gifts of encouragement and service for those in their community, starting by walking an elderly neighbors yellow Labsince a dog topped the boys wish list for Santa. In the charming tale that follows, Audrey and Eve are surprised to find their own hearts healing from the tragedies of war and opening to the possibility of forgiveness and new love.

Wish

Wish
Author: Matthew Cordell
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781484728604
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Release: 2015-03-04
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A parent's ode to "anticipatory joy," by Caldecott Award-winner Matthew Cordell. The sweet companion to Dream and Hope. As an elephant couple embarks on their life together, thoughts of children are far away -- at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it's only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true. This "deceptively simple" story celebrates the profound joy of becoming a parent.

The Wish Book

The Wish Book
Author: Alex Lemon
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781571318435
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Release: 2014-02-17
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the pop-cultural. These poems are full of frenetic energy and images pleasantly, strangely colliding: jigsaws and bathtubs and kung-fu and X-rays. It's a distinct brand of edginess that readers of Lemon will once again applaud. A lean and muscular collection, The Wish Book marks a new high in this poet's unstoppable career.

Wish

Wish
Author: Chris Saunders
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781786033468
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Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: words & pictures
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wish is a touching story about the power of kindess and the magic of friendship with beautiful and emotive illustrations from Chris Saunders. Rabbit has never had a wish before but one day he gets not one, but three! He asks his friends what they would do if they had a wish and, being selfless and kind, Rabbit grants all three wishes to his friends.They are so grateful for his kindness and genorisity they share their wishes with him.

The Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wish
Author: Lori Evert
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780375981562
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Release: 2013-09-10
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrate the season with this New York Times bestselling wintry tale that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor all winter long! In the merry tradition of classics like The Polar Express, this special picture book captures the holiday spirit. This is a timeless classic one to reread every year and savor all winter long! Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves.So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, extraordinary photographs, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season. And don't miss the other "Wish" books: The Reindeer Wish The Tiny Wish The Brave Little Puppy The Puppy's Wish The Polar Bear Wish

The Puppy s Wish

The Puppy s Wish
Author: Lori Evert
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9780399550553
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Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The creators of the bestselling picture book The Christmas Wish bring us another original board book featuring the adorable husky puppy from The Brave Little Puppy. Here is the newest Nordic adventure by the creators of the New York Times bestseller The Christmas Wish—this one as a board book for the littlest listeners. The star of The Christmas Wish, Anja, has an adorable husky puppy named Birki. Birki wishes he were good at something . . . anything! After all, sheep give Anja wool for her clothes, goats and cows give her milk, and the reindeer pull her family’s sleigh. But what can Birki do? He has the most important job of all—he’s Anja’s best friend! Husband-and-wife duo Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen give us another breathtaking photographic adventure set in Per’s homeland, Norway. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said of The Christmas Wish, “Rosy-cheeked Anja looks like she’s stepped out of a fairy tale, and Breiehagen’s delicious photographs create the sense that magic is very real.” Praise for The Christmas Wish: “Dreams have never been so photogenic.” —The Children’s Book Review

The Tiny Wish

The Tiny Wish
Author: Lori Evert
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780385379229
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Release: 2015
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Anja makes a wish to become small during a game of hide and seek - and her wish comes true! Or does it?"--

Wish Book

Wish Book
Author: Barbel Mohr,Pierre Franckh
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1401915310
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Release: 2006-09-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This inspiration diary provides people with the daily inspiration & keys they need to bring their wishes & dreams into reality. Each day has an inspirational thought or instruction & Barbel has marked times in the diary when she will be tuning in with people & helping them bring positive transformation into their lives.

The Polar Bear Wish

The Polar Bear Wish
Author: Lori Evert
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781524765682
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Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the creators of the bestselling THE CHRISTMAS WISH comes a new wintry tale, in which brave Anja rescues a baby polar bear! Another winter has come for Anja! She, her cousin Erik, and her new puppy, Birki, are excited to explore the snow on their dogsled and make their way to the Christmas party. But on their journey, a great blizzard strands the travelers, and a lost baby polar bear comes to their tent looking for help! Can Anja and her friends help the little bear find his mother? Husband-and-wife team Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen bring us back to their classic Nordic world in a story illustrated with extraordinary photographs and starring their daughter, Anja.

The Reindeer Wish

The Reindeer Wish
Author: Lori Evert
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780385379212
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Release: 2015
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After Anja discovers an abandoned reindeer baby in the woods, she raises him, but as the reindeer grows he wishes to rejoin his own kind and Anja leads him to join the greatest reindeer of allthose of Santas sled team.

Brave Little Puppy

Brave Little Puppy
Author: Lori Evert
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9780399549465
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A board book adventure set in the wintry world of the New York Times bestseller The Christmas Wish! The star of The Christmas Wish, Anja, has a very curious puppy that's lost in the woods! Luckily, his many kind forest friends—a polar bear, lynx, reindeer, squirrel, fox, and more—help guide him back to Anja’s arms. Husband-and-wife duo Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen have brought us another breathtakingly beautiful photographic adventure about their daughter, Anja, and her woodland friends, and introduce readers to her brave puppy, Birki. Don't miss the other "Wish" books: The Christmas Wish The Reindeer Wish The Tiny Wish The Puppy's Wish The Polar Bear Wish

Revenge of the Flower Girls

Revenge of the Flower Girls
Author: Jennifer Ziegler
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780545561433
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Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this middle-grade Bridesmaids, hilarity ensues as triplets have to stop a wedding! One bride. Two boys. Three flower girls who won't forever hold their peace. What could go wrong with this wedding? Everything! The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, would usually spend their summer eating ice cream, playing with their dog, and reading about the US Presidents. But this year they're stuck planning their big sister Lily's wedding. Lily used to date Alex, who was fun and nice and played trivia games with the triplets, and no one's quite sure why they broke up. Burton, Lily's groom-to-be, is not nice or fun, and he looks like an armadillo. The triplets can't stand to see Lily marry someone who's completely wrong for her, so it's up to them to stop the wedding before anyone says "I do!" The flower girls will stop at nothing to delay Lily's big day, but will sprinklers, a photo slideshow, a muddy dog, and some unexpected allies be enough to prevent their big sister - and the whole Brewster family - from living unhappily ever after?

Wishwork

Wishwork
Author: Alexa Fischer
Pages: 109
ISBN: 9781642500240
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Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New Release in Miracles and New Thought - Make Your Greatest Wish Come True Readers of The Miracle Morning, The Untethered Soul and The Universe Has Your Back will love Wishwork. What is your greatest wish? Do you want a new job? An influx of new clients? Zero credit card debt? A strong, healthy body? A passionate, exciting marriage? More free-time to relax in your backyard with a great book? You don't need a miracle to make your wish a reality. With Wishwork, you will visualize your #1 wish, write it down, focus on it, and take action for 21 days in a row to make your wish come true. Work for your wish: Alexa Fischer (TV and film actress, entrepreneur, and founder of Wishbeads, a fast-growing jewelry company) is your guide on this 21-day journey. You’ll complete simple daily action steps and record your experiences, feeling your positivity and optimism grow with each passing day. Wishwork gently reminds readers that wishes don’t just magically come true without any effort whatsoever—you’ve got to put in some work! Wishwork will motivate you to get off the couch, turn off Netflix, get moving, cultivate a positive mindset, and make your #1 wish come true—while keeping the process fun and uplifting, not daunting. Life's too short to wait on the universe to grant your wishes. Alexa will walk you through simple but life changing steps to grant them yourself! Make a wish Do the work Watch it come true To learn more, check out https://wishbeads.com!

The Wish Master

The Wish Master
Author: Betty Ren Wright
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781504013307
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Release: 2015-07-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for . . . “An adventure story with a hint of the supernatural . . . full of action and suspense” (School Library Journal). Most years Corby likes summer vacation, but not now. He’s stuck at his grandparents’ house in Wisconsin, where his grandfather constantly reminds him how timid he is and how different his father was at his age. And his new friend Buck seems to think he’s chicken, too, just because he’d rather be sensible than risk getting hurt. To prove he’s tough, Corby joins Buck for a nighttime journey into the woods to find the Wish Master, a fierce, giant statue that is rumored to grant wishes. Soon it seems as if the Wish Master does have special powers—though it doesn’t always get things exactly right. When Corby wishes for a puppy, a mangy stray comes into his life. He soon grows attached to the loyal mutt. Then the dog gets Corby in big trouble, and Corby decides it’s time to wish for what he really wants: to go home. But will this wish bring more harm than good?

A Secret Wish Wish Series 1

A Secret Wish  Wish Series  1
Author: Barbara Freethy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780983651789
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Release: 2012-12-27
Editor: Fog City Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever. One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she's alone, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. Then she meets a handsome stranger. Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles. Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday, and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose heart she once broke.

How to Wish

How to Wish
Author: Ruben Papian
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9780989527125
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Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this gripping book by worldly famous esotericist Ruben Papian you will find the means to fulfill your wishes and improve the quality of your life. While the book is thought provoking and intended as the essential piece in your self-improvement, Ruben Papian defines it as spiritual education with exercises anyone can do and benefit from.