The Bench

The Bench
Author: Saskia Sarginson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780349420004
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Release: 2020-03-19
Editor: Piatkus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'With echoes of David Nicholls's One Day, this romance has just the right mix of heart-melting moments and heart-rending near misses' Good Housekeeping 'Intensely romantic' Sunday Mirror 'Wonderful, heart-tugging' Prima Perfect for fans of One Day and Me Before You, this is a heart-warming and uplifting love story spanning three decades that starts and ends on a bench, by the Richard & Judy Book Club bestselling author. It begins at the end. It begins on a bench, on a heath, where a woman waits for a man. Ten years ago, they made a pact: On this bench, on this day, they will end a love affair that's spanned three decades, or start again. They should never have met. They should never have fallen in love. But they did, until a lie separated them for a lifetime. Can they fix the mistake, forgive the lie, erase the years in-between? Can what was lost ever truly be found? Readers are falling in LOVE with The Bench . . . 'I loved this book from beginning to end' ***** Reader review 'A raw, emotional book about love in all its guises'Sun 'I cried at the end, they were happy tears!' ***** Reader review 'Heartbreaking' Bella 'What an epic love story, I loved this so much' ***** Reader review 'Powerful, timeless and moving' Holly Miller 'Irresistible' Jemma Wayne 'Beautiful, painful, heart-breaking' ***** Reader review 'Honest, tender' Emma Rous 'Poignant and heart-wrenching' Mary Chamberlain 'I absolutely loved it' ***** Reader review 'Beautiful' Cecilia Ekbäck 'I fell head over heels in love with it' Fiona Mitchell 'Wonderful storytelling' ***** Reader review 'Wonderful' Lisa Ballantyne

Governing from the Bench

Governing from the Bench
Author: Emmett Macfarlane
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780774823531
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Release: 2012-12-05
Editor: UBC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Governing from the Bench, Emmett Macfarlane demystifies the inner workings of the Supreme Court of Canada. Drawing on interviews with current and former justices, law clerks, and other staff members of the court, Macfarlane sheds light on the institution's internal environment and decision-making processes. He explores the complex role of the Supreme Court as an institution; exposes the rules, conventions, and norms that shape and constrain its justices' behaviour; and situates the court in a broader governmental and societal context. At once enlightening and engaging, Governing from the Bench is a much-needed and comprehensive exploration of an institution that touches the lives of all Canadians.

The Bench

The Bench
Author: Meghan The Duchess of Sussex
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780241542224
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Release: 2021-06-08
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex's first children's book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes. The book's storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion. This is your bench Where you'll witness great joy. From here you will rest See the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons - moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort. Working in watercolour for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father's love through a mother's eyes. With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.

Behind the Bench

Behind the Bench
Author: Craig Custance,Sidney Crosby
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781633198630
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Release: 2017-10-01
Editor: Triumph Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In Behind the Bench, ESPN's Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Dan Bylsma, Todd McLellan, Ken Hitchcock, and Claude Julien—all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans. Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake. Signature games, including Stanley Cup finals, Olympic gold medal clashes, and World Championship contests—both wins and losses—are reflected upon and broken down in detail, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, and hockey fans alike.

The Boy on the Bench

The Boy on the Bench
Author: Corrinne Averiss
Pages: 32
ISBN: 140527820X
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Release: 2018-06-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The playground is packed with children playing, but Tom is sitting on a bench with his dad. He's just not sure he's brave enough to join in. He can't see a space for himself anywhere in the playground. Not on the slide, or on the roundabout or on the swings. But when a little girl loses her teddy, will Tom have the courage to help? Gabriel Alborozo's warm, friendly illustrations perfectly bring to life this gentle, empathetic story about overcoming fears and being yourself.

Carmela Full of Wishes

Carmela Full of Wishes
Author: Matt de la Peña
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780399549052
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Instant New York Times Bestseller! In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson deliver a poignant and timely new picture book that's sure to be an instant classic. When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true--she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . . With lyrical, stirring text and stunning, evocative artwork, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.

Working the Bench

Working the Bench
Author: Justine M. Crane
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1478150211
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Release: 2013-02-19
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Working the Bench is a beginner's guide to the creation of natural and botanical perfume. Explore the world of natural scent and learn to create beautiful artisan perfume using tinctures, evulsions, enfleurage extracts, essential oils, absolutes, concretes, resins, waxes, and more. Includes an updated Table of Contents and Index. Updated (fourth revision) January 2015.

At the Bench

At the Bench
Author: Kathy Barker
Pages: 465
ISBN: 0879697083
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Release: 2005
Editor: CSHL Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A clue hidden in a toy ship leads Tintin on a dangerous treasure hunt.

The Buddy Bench

The Buddy Bench
Author: Patty Brozo
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9780884486992
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Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Having seen what being left out is like, children become agents of change, convincing their teacher to let them build a buddy bench. A school playground can be a solitary place for a kid without playmates; in one survey, 80 percent of 8- to 10-year-old respondents described being lonely at some point during a school day. Patty Brozo’s cast of kids brings a playground to raucous life, and Mike Deas’s illustrations invest their games with imaginary planes to fly, dragons to tame, and elephants to ride. And these kids match their imaginations with empathy, identifying and swooping up the lonely among them. Buddy benches are appearing in schoolyards around the country. Introduced from Germany in 2014, the concept is simple: When a child sits on the bench, it’s a signal to other kids to ask him or her to play.

Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World
Author: Matt de la Peña
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780399549090
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street and the award-winning New York Times bestseller Carmela Full of Wishes once again delivers a poignant and timely picture book that's sure to become an instant classic. Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies the faces around him and makes pictures of their lives. There's the whiskered man with the crossword puzzle; Milo imagines him playing solitaire in a cluttered apartment full of pets. There's the wedding-dressed woman with a little dog peeking out of her handbag; Milo imagines her in a grand cathedral ceremony. And then there's the boy in the suit with the bright white sneakers; Milo imagines him arriving home to a castle with a drawbridge and a butler. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo--walking the same path, going to the exact same place--Milo realizes that you can't really know anyone just by looking at them.

The Fundies

The Fundies
Author: Olly Postanin,Jacob Ardown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780735236998
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER Putting the old-school grease back in hockey, in the first ever written eppie! Do you have trouble sniping top corns or landing a big conny? Keep missing the net in praccy or losing all your tillys? Well boys, you might need the fundies. Canadian beauties Olly Postanin and Jacob Ardown are natural athletes, and are here to show you how to be a weapon on the ice. All the big-leaguers (like Connor McDavid and Drew Doughty, not a big deal) come to Olly and Jacob for help on hockey fundamentals (the fundies); now you can get the insider tips and tricks to become a legend yourself. With their crucie knowledge of what makes hockey the best game in the world and all the greatest chirps, there is no other book like The Fundies. This guide to dominating the sport covers everything: history, skills development, throwing folded fives, training and choosing equipment, coaching, and all the ways to get respect on and off the ice. The boys will grease you through all you need to know and, if you stay focused, you’ll learn the essential skills necessary to dominate in the game. Throw on a bucket: you’re about to be hit with some grade A knowledge. From blocking biscuits and tickling twine to the perfect post-goal celly to impress the scouties, The Fundies is here to teach you how hockey is supposed to be played.

Dissenter on the Bench

Dissenter on the Bench
Author: Victoria Ortiz
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781328639905
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 2020 Sydney Taylor Honor Book The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs. Dramatically narrated case histories from Justice Ginsburg's stellar career are interwoven with an account of RBG’s life—childhood, family, beliefs, education, marriage, legal and judicial career, children, and achievements—and her many-faceted personality is captured. The cases described, many involving young people, demonstrate her passionate concern for gender equality, fairness, and our constitutional rights. Notes, bibliography, index.

The Bench

The Bench
Author: Joel Elston
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781504342407
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Release: 2015-10-21
Editor: Balboa Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bench chronicles the life of a compulsive gambler that takes his addiction to depths most cannot imagine, only to discover that the horrors of addiction would be necessary for the amazing transformation that happened in his recovery. Author Joel Elston recounts his journey through addiction, depression, and eventual recovery and how an old bench on a beach plays a pivotal role over a twenty year span. This brutally honest account of his life is a roller coaster of emotion with an unforeseen twist that even the Author didn’t see coming, will leave you speechless.

The Bench

The Bench
Author: Joel Elston
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1504342410
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Release: 2015-10-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bench chronicles the life of a compulsive gambler that takes his addiction to depths most cannot imagine, only to discover that the horrors of addiction would be necessary for the amazing transformation that happened in his recovery. Author Joel Elston recounts his journey through addiction, depression, and eventual recovery and how an old bench on a beach plays a pivotal role over a twenty year span. This brutally honest account of his life is a roller coaster of emotion with an unforeseen twist that even the Author didn't see coming, will leave you speechless.

From the Ashes

From the Ashes
Author: Jesse Thistle
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781982101237
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Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction *Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards *Winner, High Plains Book Awards *Finalist, CBC Canada Reads *A Globe and Mail Book of the Year *An Indigo Book of the Year *A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heartwarming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education—and newfound love—he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.

Park Bench

Park Bench
Author: Christophe Chabouté
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781501154034
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With his masterful illustration style, bestselling French creator-storyteller Chabouté (Alone, Moby-Dick) explores community through a common, often ignored object: the park bench. From its creation, to its witness to the fresh ardor of lovers, the drudgery of businessmen, the various hopes of the many who enter its orbit, the park bench weathers all seasons. Strangers meet at it for the first time. Paramours carve their initials into it. Old friends sit and chat upon it for hours. Others ignore the bench, or (attempt to) sleep on it at night, or simply anchor themselves on it and absorb the ebb and flow of the area and its people. Christophe Chabouté’s mastery of the visual medium turns this simple object into a thought-provoking and gorgeously wrought meditation on time, desire, and the life of communities all across the planet. This could be a bench in my hometown or yours—the people in this little drama are very much those we already recognize.

Welcome

Welcome
Author: Mo Willems
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1406383589
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Release: 2018-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mo Willems As a child Mo grew up during the 1970s, so he always looked kind of goofy. One time in his school's art class, Mo's teacher told him to stop drawing cartoons all the time. She said big, boring drawings of fruit in a bowl that made people's eyes glaze over were A-R-T, but funny cartoons that made people laugh weren't. She was wrong. Mo had great truble speling when he was a kidd. As an adult Mo once met a man in Egypt who had built a huge sand temple about his life (which mostly consisted of images of him constructing a huge sand temple about his life). He dreamt of creating a one-to-one scale model of the desert. Mo drove a motorcyle in New York for about five years without a single accident. Then he realized he was lucky not to have an accident, so he bought a used Volvo. If Mo had known how cool having a wife and daughter was, he would have got them sooner. As an artist At age eighteen, Mo moved temporarily to London to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up comic. He quickly established himself and somehow managed to get a spot in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before returning to America to become a film student. At New York University he discovered animation and quickly became entranced by the ability to make movies without having to beg a crew to help him. Here he discovered the work of Ronald Searle and the UPA animation studio, both of which influenced his deceptively simple, graphic drawing style. After graduating from college, he travelled around the world for a year, returning with ridiculous sideburns. A quick shave later, he returned to New York and became an animator and writer for TV, most notably for Sesame Street (where he won six Emmys for his writing). He then wrote for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Mo's first foray into children's books was the innovative Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, which appeared on many "best book" lists and won a prestigious American Prize, the Caldecott Honor, in 2004. He has encouraged thousands of children to yell "NOOOOOO!" in libraries. Mo hopes to devote an increasing percentage of his time writing and illustrating children's books. Things you didn't know about Mo Willems His shoe size. Mo once walked all the way across France with his dad (don't ask him why). Mo used to record a weekly Postcard from Brooklyn for BBC radio (kind of like Alistair Cooke's Letters From America only less good). Mo finds rain depressing. It's always raining when Mo goes on vacation. Mo's arch-enemy is PRINT-TOR, the evil spirit of vengeance that makes printing on any computer a near impossibility. Mo doesn't like sweets, but eats bags and bags of candy when he takes long drives. Mo reads really long, really boring books about history and everybody laughs at him, but he doesn't care what they say (much). Did you ever see that really great movie about a pig called Babe? Mo wasn't in that movie. Mo gets very bored very..

The Bench and Bar of Cleveland

The Bench and Bar of Cleveland
Author: James Harrison Kennedy,Wilson Miles Day
Pages: 358
ISBN: UOM:35112103925188
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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King of the Bench No Fear

King of the Bench  No Fear
Author: Steve Moore
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062203311
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Release: 2017-03-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the nationally syndicated cartoonist of “In the Bleachers” comes a new, highly illustrated middle grade series about Steve, who plays the same position in every sport: bench-warmer. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates, underdogs, and bench-warmers everywhere. Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It’s just a fact. But this year, Steve and his friends are excited to try out for the Spiro T. Agnew Middle School baseball team. The only problem is, after watching another player get beaned by a fastball, Steve has developed a serious case of bean-o-phobia—the fear of getting hit by a pitch. If Steve ever wants to get off the bench and get in the game, he’s going to have to muster up some courage, and fast. Oh, and if you’re wondering why Steve would write a book and tell total strangers all about the humiliating phobia that almost ruined his first year on the baseball team? Duh. It’s pretty much a rule that you spill your guts when you write a book about yourself.

Reworking the Bench

Reworking the Bench
Author: F.L. Holmes,J. Renn,Hans-Jorg Rheinberger,Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781402010392
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Release: 2003-05-31
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Research records composed of notes and protocols have long played a role in the efforts to understand the origins of what have come to be seen as the established milestones in the development of modern science. The use of research records to probe the nature of scientific investigation itself however is a recent development in the history of science. With Eduard Dijksterhuis, we could address them as a veritable "epistemologiCal laboratory". The purpose of a workshop entitled "Reworking the Bench: Laboratory Notebooks in the History of Science", held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin was to bring together historians who have been exploiting such resources, to compare the similarities and differences in the materials they had used and and to measure the potential and scope for future explorations of "science in the making" based on such forms of documentation. The contributions which form this volume are based on papers presented at this workshop or written afterward by participants in the discussions. This is the first book that addresses the issue of research notes for writing history of science in a comprehensive manner. Its case studies range from the early modern period to present and cover a broad range of different disciplines.