The Ladybug Prequel
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|Author||: Todd B. Hepburn|
|Editor||: Kollectiv Publishing|
"Ty Hillman" is an accomplished, 30-something, middleclass, business traveler and devoted family man, who finds himself temporarily relocated to California on an unexpected extended business trip, without his family. Separation anxiety, long-standing relationship issues and the lure of Californian sun and fun compel Ty to bestow some of his deepest hopes and many of his greatest fears in a sultry Californian co-worker, "McKenzee Rivers".After nearly eight months, of his temporary assignment, corporate praise and a job well-done, leads this ambivalent Afro-centric journeymen's, into a locating temporary residence in to complete his assignment.McKenzee's southern hospitalities and tranquil demeanor inspired a customary and effective work relationship, as well as a familiar fascination with her new boss. Corporate loyalties turned into mutual admiration; admiration evolved into individual respect; respect swiftly brought on personal affection. Within a short period of time, their similarities bonded them in ways they had never anticipated in a union of commonalities.Lust, passion and devotion accompany him on an international and emotional search for redemption from the throws of lies unspoken.
|Author||: Roald Dahl|
From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine
|Author||: Amanda Noll|
|Editor||: Flashlight Press|
One night, when Ethan reaches under his bed for a toy truck, he finds this note instead: "Monsters! Meet here for final test." Ethan is sure his parents are trying to trick him into staying under the covers, until he sees five colorful sets of eyes blinking at him from beneath the bed. Soon, a colorful parade of quirky, squeaky little monsters compete to become Ethan's monster. But only the little green monster, Gabe, has the perfect blend of stomach-rumbling and snorting needed to get Ethan into bed and keep him there so he falls asleep—which as everyone knows, is the real reason for monsters under beds. With its perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this silly-spooky prequel to the award-winning I Need My Monster and Hey, That's MY Monster! will keep young readers entertained.
|Author||: Shelley Stagg Peterson,Larry Swartz|
|Editor||: Pembroke Publishers Limited|
Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres -- traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts -- that will inspire young readers. Throughout the book, teachers will find suggestions for using literature to implement shared reading, reading aloud, and response strategies with emergent, developing, and independent readers.
|Author||: Barry Keith Grant|
|Editor||: Schirmer Books|
This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.
|Author||: Z. A. G. Entertainment|
Every story has a beginning. Discover how Marinette and Adrien, two high school students practically like everyone else, became Ladybug and Cat Noir, and why Hawk Moth is their sworn enemy. This is the PERFECT jumping on point for new readers! Based on the Animated Series by Zag Entertainment Adapted by Cheryl Black and Nicole D'Andria
|Author||: Robert Moses|
|Editor||: Hyperion Books|
Presents descriptions of five thousand films considered classics by the television network "American Movie Classics"
|Author||: Mike Mignola|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Comics|
Hellboy creator and comics superstar Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Hellboy: The Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy's secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you've ever seen! Comic Book Resources said, "Hellboy in Hell shows a master returning to his craft and exceeding reader expectations. This is a horror comic that reminds just how good both the genre and the medium can be."
|Author||: Jamie McGuire|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.
|Author||: Gail Carriger|
Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season in the third book of the NYT bestselling Parasol Protectorate series. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead. While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.!--EndFragment-- BLAMELESS is the third book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. The Parasol Protectorate Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Custard Protocol Prudence ImprudenceCompetenceReticence Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny
|Author||: Wu Cheng-en,Collinson Fair|
|Editor||: Disruptive Pub|
Containing chapters 51-100 of China's best-loved work, in an edited, yet complete and wholly accurate translation for the Western reader. Travel with Monkey, Pig, Friar Sand and the Tang Priest as they continue their journey to India and finally attain the scriptures. Volume 2 contains some of the most famous episodes from this classic, including Monkey's duel with the Princess Iron Fan.
|Author||: Jacqueline Sheehan|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Jacqueline Sheehan made serious waves with her much beloved runaway bestseller, Lost and Found (“The best book I’ve read in a long time” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips). Now she treats readers to a sequel, Picture This—a story of rebirth and personal redemption that is as moving, funny, and heart-soaring as its predecessor. Whip-smart contemporary women’s fiction with heart and soul, in Picture This, Rocky Pelligrino is back on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine, along with Cooper the dog, the beautiful black Labrador retriever who gave her a new “leash” on life. But this time a new wrinkle warps the fabric of her world when a young girl shows up on Rocky’s doorstep claiming to be the long-lost daughter of her late husband.
|Author||: Mike Mignola,John Arcudi|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Books|
The Crimson Lotus, Lobster Johnson's greatest adversary, has her origins revealed in this heart-pounding story of intrigue and magic! The Crimson Lotus began life as a young girl whose family was caught up in the Russo-Japanese war. Thirty years later, she exacts her revenge against those who wronged her with terrifying results! Two spies in China must try to chase her down before they become just another pair of flies in her web.
|Author||: Gail Carriger|
From NYT bestselling author Gail Carriger comes a witty adventure about a young woman with rare supernatural abilities travels to India for a spot of tea and adventure and finds she's bitten off more than she can chew. When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do -- she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India. Soon, she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis (and an embarrassing lack of bloomers), Rue must rely on her good breeding -- and her metanatural abilities -- to get to the bottom of it all... The Custard Protocol Prudence ImprudenceCompetenceReticence For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Parasol Protectorate SoullessChangelessBlamelessHeartlessTimeless Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny
|Author||: Editors Of Chase'S|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
Covering events from August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004, this unique reference helps educators in grades K-8 enhance their lesson plans in ways they never thought of before. Teachers will find a wealth of innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page.
|Author||: Jenny McLachlan|
|Editor||: Feiwel & Friends|
Betty Plum has never been in love. She's never even kissed a boy. But when Toby starts school it's like Betty has been hit with a thousand of Cupid's arrows. A bomb has exploded-a love bomb. More than ever Betty wishes her mom didn't die when Betty was a baby. She really needs her mom here to ask her advice. And just when she misses her most, that's when she finds hidden letters for just these moments. Letters about what your first kiss should feel like and what real love truly is. Although her mom isn't really there, Betty feels closer to her more than ever. Jenny McLachlan's follow-up to FLIRTY DANCING will have you in both fits of laughter and tears.
|Author||: Adrianne Simeone|
Empowering children to understand that they have a right to be treated appropriately, especially their private parts, is an important step toward reducing the risk of prolonged sexual abuse. Experts promote, in addition to parental education, educating children to know when a body safety rule is broken and that it is always right to tell are essential to protecting children.
|Author||: Soman Chainani|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning! With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?
|Author||: Potter Potter Gift|
|Editor||: Clarkson Potter|
Losing someone is one of the most difficult parts of life, but during times of sorrow is when love feels most abundant. In Memoriamis a meaningful keepsake for those in mourning featuring quotations from famous people and authors that encourage guests to say goodbye, express sympathy, and celebrate memories and moments shared as well as bring them hope for happier days.
|Author||: Tessa Bailey|
|Editor||: Entangled: Select|
She's gone rogue. Seraphina Newsom isn't looking for vengeance...she wants justice. Three years ago, Sera's brother was ruthlessly gunned down by one of Brooklyn's most dangerous mob kingpins. The investigation has stalled out, deemed "too dangerous" by the police commissioner. So to track down the evidence she needs to take down her brother's killer, Sera turns in her hospital scrubs, joins the NYPD, and goes undercover. Unsanctioned. Alone. He'll live to keep her safe. With his father behind bars, Bowen Driscol has reluctantly taken over his family's sprawling South Brooklyn crime operation. New York's finest have other plans. By threatening the safety of his sister, they "convince" Bowen to extricate a rogue cop who's in over her head. But when he meets Sera and feels that deep, damning shiver of desire course through him, Bowen knows there's only one way to keep her safe without blowing either of their covers...by claiming her as his own. Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Prequel Novella: His Risk to Take Book .5: Riskier Business Book 1: Risking it All Book 2: Up In Smoke Book 3: Boiling Point Book 4: Raw Redemption