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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts
The Lord of the Rings
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Life, the Universe and Everything
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When Carley Sutherland receives a frantic call for help, she races to a desolate park to meet her best friend. On a dimly-lit park bench, Carley's friend fumbles in her handbag for her phone. She has a picture of a couple arguing, a picture of a woman who was later found dead in a ditch. Before Carley can examine the picture her friend took of the secretive encounter, a dark SUV stops near the bench. The window rolls down. A gunshot rips the silence. Carley's friend tumbles from the bench, dead.No need to wait for the second shot. Carley's on the run, now, with a target on her back.Wounded Army vet, Blake Richards, recuperates stateside while awaiting new orders. He doesn't want to jeopardize his recovery or risk further injury, but at the sound of gunshots, his training kicks in. Blake ducks behind a tree and drops to one knee, scanning the area around him. A shadowy figure darts down a path. A woman nervously looks back over her shoulder. Hunkered down, he waits until the last second and then grabs her by the waist. With his hand clasped over her mouth, he pulls her to safety.Blake doesn't need to get involved with any woman, particularly one as beautiful and intriguing as Carley Sutherland. But he may be Carley's only hope of staying alive. And she may his only hope of finding peace and healing amidst hidden dangers.
One Perfect Love
A new adult story about breaking out, moving on, and learning that some loves never die…It’s been almost a year since that night in the attic, since something inside me died, and a new Caitlin Cooney was born from the wreckage. The months that followed nearly killed me, but I survived and fought for the happiness Gabe was determined to give my little brothers, my baby niece, and me. Now, my family has everything I ever wanted to give them, and I have a new boyfriend. He’s the last person I imagined I’d end up with, but we’re good together. Life is good. If only good was good enough, and I wasn’t still consumed by a love so fierce nothing can put what I feel for Gabe to rest.Still, I believe the worst is over, until I’m forced back to my hometown and realize how many lies have been told to snuff out the wicked rush I found in Gabe’s arms.ONE PERFECT LOVE is an edgy, sexy, boundary-pushing read intended for readers over the age of seventeen. The book features graphic love scenes, violence, strong language, liars, and heartbreak. Read at your own risk.
The Space Mission Adventure
The Black Dinosaurs have always explored the past in their adventures, but now they're going into the future - to Space Camp! They'll learn what weightlessness feels like, what astronauts eat, even how they go to the bathroom! Ziggy, of course, really wants to meet up with aliens - purple, three-headed, fire-spitting Martians like the ones in his Mega Mighty Martian Blaster game.Ziggy soon discovers that real-life space travel is just as exciting as anything even his active imagination can cook up. Still, he can't help wondering where the mysterious shiny stone he finds might have come from...
Star on the rise: a pulse-racing new novel from the award-winning author of Stand Your Ground and StarsGordon (a.k.a. Gordo) Stevens is at a new school, trying to make friends and struggling to come to terms with his parents' divorce -- and his father's new girlfriend. (Her name is Amie and she's a lot younger than Gord's dad.) It's not surprising that Gord is in no mood for a week-long school trip to a remote island marine teaching station, especially when his new "friends" plot to catch him in the old "hand-in-warm-water-pee-the-bed" trick and his mom packs his old teddy bear. But there are bigger problems on the horizon for Gord -- like the fact that the marine biologist who runs the school suddenly has to leave the island. Or the fact that their radio, the only link to the mainland, expires. Or that a pod of pilot whales is beached on the island and about to die -- unless someone can help them get back to sea.In a story that weaves action, adventure, an environmental mystery, a ghost tale, and a budding romance into one terrific read, Eric Walters also addresses with subtlety and savvy the important pre-teen issues of belonging and self-confidence, friendship and change. With its natural, realistic dialogue, believably drawn characters and exciting -- and plausible -- climax, Stranded is another kid-pleasing story from an author whose career is on a dizzying ascent.
\ “Closer, mortal. You are here, finally, to feed the Aching God…”\ The days of adventure are passed for Auric Manteo. Retired to the countryside and isolated with his scars and riches, he no longer delves into forbidden ruins seeking dark wisdom and treasure. But just as old nightmares begin plaguing his sleep, he receives an urgent summons back to that old life.To save his only daughter, he must return to the place of his greatest trauma: the haunted Barrowlands. Along with a group of inexperienced companions and an old soldier, he must confront the dangers of the ancient and wicked Djao civilization. He has survived fell beasts, insidious traps, and deadly hazards before. But how can he contend with the malice of a bloodthirsty living god?First volume in the planned epic fantasy trilogy \ Iconoclasts\ , Aching God is the debut novel by RPG adventure designer Mike Shel.This volume also includes an advanced preview of Iconoclasts - Book II: Sin Eater.
To Dream Anew
Though the Diamond V ranch is flourishing and their own family growing, Dianne and Cole Selby find their hard-earned success threatened as a band of Indians on the warpath inch closer to the valley they call home. When a new family settles in the area with ambitions to establish an empire in Montana, it quickly becomes apparent that they will stop at nothing to uproot Dianne's family from the land they've nourished and come to love. Peterson's vivid writing enlivens this pioneer saga of the Chadwicks and Selbys as they endure devastating losses and find unexpected joys.
"Black Cat" by Christopher Myers narrates the whereabouts of a stray cat in a big city repeatedly asking, "black cat, black cat...where's your home?" Finally, after a montage of poetic lines the cat responds "anywhere I roam." The narration is poetic and utilizes metaphors that can only be understood with aid from the illustrations, which combine photography, collage, ink, and gouache. "Black Cat" is a unique poem that highlights the harsh reality of the life of a stray cat. For this reason, I think it could be best used with slightly older students (fourth and fifth grade) as an introduction to an art lesson; it's an excellent example of collages and how different styles of art can be combined to create unique images. Meyers’ unique picture book proves that art comes in a variety of styles and can even be found “over yellow subway seats.”
Obsesja doskonałości. Zostań legendą sportu
Jest to pierwsza na świecie książka poświęcona rozwojowi osobistemu sportowców, ich rodziców i trenerów, oparta na fundamencie duchowym.Autor odkrywa w niej nieopisane dotąd tajniki i sekrety umysłu, które mają bezpośredni wpływ na efektywność treningów i osiągane wyniki w sporcie. Sukces zależy bezpośrednio od umysłu zawodnika – samokontroli myśli, emocji, nawyków i charakteru. Udowadnia, że najważniejszym aspektem wybitnych sportowców jest ciężka praca, silna wola, serce do walki i pragnienie napędzane wyższym celem – spełnienia marzeń. Tylko na takim fundamencie można tworzyć najlepszych sportowców świata.Książka ta, pokazuje jak w prosty sposób zmienić osobowość zawodnika, by osiągał niemożliwe dotąd rezultaty. Czego się nauczysz i co możesz osiągnąć, przejmując kontrolę nad swoim umysłem?- stwórz nową osobowość – możesz dosłownie wybrać cechy swojego charakteru- zapanuj nad emocjami – koniec z autodestrukcyjnymi myślami, emocjami i nawykami- stan doskonałości – intuicyjny stan umysłu, w którym jesteś najefektywniejszy- strefa komfortu – jak pokonać próg bólu na treningu fizycznym, by efekty były po miesiącu, a nie po roku- intencja – szybka nauka doskonalenia umiejętności technicznych i fizycznych- ciężkiej pracy – niezachwianej motywacji i determinacji do spartańskich treningów- potężnej pewności siebie – charakterystycznej dla wybitnych sportowców
Deceived - Part 1 New York
Deceived Part 1 - New York The steamy first installment of the Deceived romance trilogy by Eve Carter, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James and The Blackstone Affair by Raine Miller. When Chloe Swanson, an innocent mid-western college graduate, lands her dream job in New York City, she doesn't realize what kind of a ride she's in for. It doesn't take long before her boss, the charming and sharp businessman Patrick Collins, deceives her into being part of his plan to land the biggest account of his life. However, he never expected that he would fall for her. Suddenly, he finds himself trapped between a ruthless billionaire client, who has her own eyes set on Patrick, and his deep affection for the beautiful Chloe. What follows is a sensual and passionate journey of self-discovery, as Chloe faces the harsh reality of jealousy, love and money in the big city. Stimulating, amusing and highly arousing, Deceived is a romance that will excite and titillate your senses.
Vilnius: City of Strangers
Presents the history of Lithuania's capital, from legendary beginnings in the 14th century up to 2009, when Vilnius holds the distinction of being European Capital of Culture. A historical investigation with references to a wealth of sources, this book also features remarkable quotes from travelers passing through. A list of these includes artistic giants (such as writers Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Ostrovsky, Doblin, and Brodsky), political and cultural icons (like the German general Ludendorff and Emperors Napoleon as well as Alexander), and compelling European personas going back to the 14th century, who, though forgotten, are representative of their generation. The subtitle refers to the fact that until quite recently, ethnic Lithuanians rarely made up a majority among the inhabitants of Vilnius. Published by Baltos Iankos, Vilnius, distributed by CEU Press.
Acid for the Children
The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ride as the renowned bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was in a far and distant future. Little Michael from Oz moved with his very conservative, very normal family to Westchester, New York, where life as he knew it was soon turned upside down. His parents split up and he and his sister moved into the home of his mother's free-wheeling, jazz musician boyfriend, Walt--trading in rules, stability, and barbecues for bohemian values, wildness, and Sunday afternoon jazz parties where booze, weed, and music flowed in equal measure. Michael was frightened by the lack of order in his new reality and his volatile new stepfather, but found his salvation in the world of passionate musicians the Walt exposed him to. There began his life-long journey to channel all the frustration, loneliness, love, and joy he felt into incredible rhythm.When Michael's family moved to Los Angeles in 1972, his home situation was rockier than ever. He sought out a sense of belonging elsewhere, spending most of his days partying, playing basketball, and committing petty crimes. At Fairfax High School, he met another social outcast, Anthony Kiedis, who quickly became his soul brother, the yin to his yang, his partner in mischief. Michael joined some bands, fell in love with performing, and honed his skills. But it wasn't until the night when Anthony, excited after catching a Grandmaster Flash concert, suggested they start their own band that he is handed the magic key to the cosmic kingdom.Acid for the Children is as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author. It's both a tenderly evocative coming of age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity.
It Came Upon a Midnight Crime
Someone is intent on destroying the true meaning of Christmas—at least, destroying anything that hints of it. All around crime-scene cleaner Gabby St. Claire’s hometown, anything pointing to Jesus as the “reason for the season” is being sabotaged. The crimes become more twisted as dismembered body parts are found at the vandalisms. Who would go to such great lengths to dampen the joy and hope of Christ’s birthday? Someone’s determined to destroy Christmas . . . but Gabby St. Claire is just as determined to find the Grinch and let peace on earth and goodwill to men prevail.
The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton And The Discovery Of Earth's Antiquity
There are three men whose contributions helped free science from the straitjacket of theology. Two of the three-Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin-are widely known and heralded for their breakthroughs. The third, James Hutton, never received the same recognition, yet he profoundly changed our understanding of the earth and its dynamic forces. Hutton proved that the earth was likely millions of years old rather than the biblically determined six thousand, and that it was continuously being shaped and re-shaped by myriad everyday forces rather than one cataclysmic event. In this expertly crafted narrative, Jack Repcheck tells the remarkable story of this Scottish gentleman farmer and how his simple observations on his small tract of land led him to a theory that was in direct confrontation with the Bible and that also provided the scientific proof that would spark Darwin's theory of evolution. It is also the story of Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment, which brought together some of the greatest thinkers of the age, from David Hume and Adam Smith to James Watt and Erasmus Darwin. Finally, it is a story about the power of the written word. Repcheck argues that Hutton's work was lost to history because he could not describe his findings in graceful and readable prose. (Unlike Darwin's Origin of the Species, Hutton's one and only book was impenetrable.) A marvelous narrative about a little-known man and the science he founded, The Man Who Found Time is also a parable about the power of books to shape the history of ideas.
The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady
Squire Terence and Sir Gawain are off questing again, but this time their journey is overshadowed by their ultimate destination: Gawain is to meet up with the Green Knight in a contest that could easily lead to Gawain's death. Along the way the two have a slew of hair-raising adventures and encounter the usual odd assortment of characters, including the plucky Lady Eileen. Sparks instantly fly between Terence and Eileen as she joins the squire and his knight on their travels. As they weave their way between the world of men and the Other World, Gawain and Terence discover much about themselves. The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady is the sequel to Gerald Morris's debut book, The Squire's Tale, about which the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books raved, "This Arthurian road trip will have readers wondering why there aren't more books like this one and hoping that Morris will do it again." And so he has.
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