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As Brave As You

Author : Jason Reynolds
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"When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally"--

Study Guide Student Workbook for As Brave As You

Author : David Lee
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The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character IdentificationEventsLocationVocabularyMain IdeaConflictAnd more as appropriate to the text.

The Dean Koontz Collection

Author : Dean Koontz
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The Dean Koontz Collection is an unmissable omnibus of three of his most spine-tingling thrillers, By the Light of the Moon, One Door Away From Heaven and Seize the Night. A terrifying treat perfect for Stephen King fans... By the Light of the Moon: When Dylan O'Conner pulls into a motel, all he wants is sleep. But he soon finds himself bound, gagged and being injected with a mysterious fluid by a lunatic doctor, who claims Dylan will be the carrier of his 'life's work'. He warns Dylan and fellow victim Jillian that he's being pursued and that they too are now targets. They're sceptical. But soon they realise that perhaps he isn't so mad after all... One Door Away From Heaven: Leilani Maddoc's tenth birthday is nine months away. Micky Bellsong is convinced that in nine months and one day, the girl will be dead. Micky's decision to save the child's life - and pit herself against an adversary as fearsome as he is cunning - takes her on a journey of incredible peril and stunning discoveries, a journey that will change her for ever... Seize the Night: One by one, the children of Moonlight Bay are disappearing. No one knows if they are dead or alive. Christopher Snow has glimpsed the dark and torrid secrets of the small-town community where he has spent his life. And only he has the key to the truth - a truth that could only exist in the genetic chaos of Moonlight Bay.

The Ambiance of Victoria

Author : Doug Eiderzen Ph.D.
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A man. A woman. An eternal love. A war. A lifetime commitment to an oath. Though a fictional novel, The Ambiance of Victoria approaches situations of life given, within the realm or domain of World War Two, from the perspectives of two people. The book is a struggle for victory surrounded by an environment of defeat. There is the aftermath reality of war that not only must be accepted, but risen above, surmounted, and overcome. The Ambiance of Victory revolves around two people resolved to survive for their history, their philosophy, and their religion. They endure and exist and continue to exist for each other. In a world of hate; they love. Not only do they greatly care for and love each other, they live for their one common denominator. They live for their disciplines of life and only their love for their God trumps all else. Within The Ambiance of Victoria there is the achievement to worth. For two people, greatly in love, the eventual quality of triumph and achievement becomes reality. The above aspects are told from a unique perspective. The lives of two individuals are shaped by the times in which they live and the commitments adhered to and moved toward. There will be the views of many individuals which shape the two main personalities of character. And the two main characters certainly shape each other as they themselves shape others. As the years come and go, they continue to greatly love one another.


Author : Jason Reynolds
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Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

Making Comparisons in English Similarities Dissimilarities Degrees

Author : Manik Joshi
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This Book Covers The Following Topics: Structure (1a) ---- Comparison of Actions - I Structure (1b) ---- Comparison of Actions - II Structure (2a) ---- Comparison of Qualities - I Structure (2b) ---- Comparison of Qualities - II Structure (3a) ---- Specific Similarity – Quality Adjectives Structure (3b) ---- Specific Similarity – Quality Nouns Structure (4) ---- Comparison of Number/Quantity Structure (5a) ---- As + Much/Many, etc. + Word/Words + As Structure (5b) ---- Comparative Estimates – Multiple Numbers Structure (6) ---- Parallel Increase or Decrease / Gradual Increase Structure (7) ---- Illogical Comparatives Structure (8) ---- General Similarity and Difference Structure (9) ---- Using Word ‘Compare’ or ‘Comparison’ Structure (10) ---- Comparison Degrees 10a. Regular and Irregular Forms of Adjectives 10b. Interchange of Positive and Comparative Degrees 10c. Interchange of Positive and Superlative Degrees 10d. Interchange of Comparative and Superlative Degrees 10e. Interchange of Positive, Comparative and Superlative Degrees EXERCISE – 1 EXERCISE – 2 Sample This: Structure (1a) ---- Comparison of Actions - I PATTERN 1: AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCE -ING form of Verb + Verb ‘Be’ + As + Adjective + As + -ING form of Verb Or It + Verb ‘Be’ + As + Adjective + To + Ordinary Verb + As + Ordinary Verb Writing is as easy as thinking. Jogging is as easy as exercising. Closing is as easy as opening. Designing is as easy as publishing. It is as easy to write as think. It is as easy to jog as exercise. It is as easy to close as open. It is as easy to design as publish. PATTERN 2: NEGATIVE SENTENCE -ING form of Verb + Verb ‘To Be’ + Not + As + Adjective + As + -ING form of Verb Or It + Verb ‘To Be’ + Not + As + Adjective + To + Ordinary Verb + As + Ordinary Verb Studying is not as easy as playing. Swimming is not as easy as running. Singing is not as easy as talking. Reading is not as easy as listening. It is not as easy to study as play. It is not as easy to swim as run. It is not as easy to sing as talk. It is not as easy to read as listen. Structure (1b) ---- Comparison of Actions - II PATTERN (A). Prefer/Would Prefer + -ING form of Verb + To + -ING form of Verb, OR (B). Prefer/Would Prefer + To + Ordinary Verb + Rather Than + Ordinary Verb, OR (C). Had Better/Had Rather/Had Sooner/Would Rather/Would Sooner + Ordinary Verb + Than + Ordinary Verb Example 1: I prefer studying to playing. I would prefer studying to playing. I prefer to study rather than play. I would prefer to study rather than play. I had better study than play. I had rather study than play. I had sooner study than play. I would rather study than play. I would sooner study than play. Example 2: You prefer writing to talking. You would prefer writing to talking. You prefer to write rather than talk. You would prefer to write rather than talk. You had better write than talk. You had rather write than talk. You had sooner write than talk. You would rather write than talk. You would sooner write than talk.

The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition

Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
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(Fake Book). This super collection features 366 more well-known songs arranged for ukulele from the 1950s through today, by artists such as Carole King, Elton John, the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and others, plus favorites from movies, Broadway, Motown and more! Just like the first Daily Ukulele book, all arrangements feature melody, lyrics and ukulele chord grids in uke-friendly keys. A special "Ukulele 101" section, a chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos round out the fun. Tunes include: Ain't No Sunshine * Anticipation * Bubbly * Calendar Girl * Come Monday * Falling Slowly * Hallelujah * I Got You Babe * Lean on Me * Moondance * Route 66 * Sweet Caroline * We Are the World * Y.M.C.A. and scores more! The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition offers ukulele fun all year long even on February 29th!

Secrets to the Grave

Author : Tami Hoag
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A second violent crime shocks the small town of Oak Knoll in this “chilling” (USA Today) thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag. California, 1986—A 911 call from a small child sends the idyllic town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Then a brutal crime scene is discovered: the body of Marissa Fordham with her young daughter, Haley, injured but alive. Sheriff’s detective Tony Mendez faces a puzzle with nothing but pieces that won’t fit. To assist with his witness, Haley, he calls teacher-turned-child advocate Anne Leone, who’s already the star witness in a sensational murder trial. As Tony and Anne begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham’s life, they find a clue fragment here, another there. And just when it seems Marissa has taken her secrets to the grave, they uncover a fact that puts Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer: Marissa Fordham never existed.

Be Your Best a Roadmap to Living a Healthy Balanced and Fulfilling Life

Author : Jeff Thibodeau
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Everyone wants to be their best at all times. You do. I do. We all do. But most of us don't always know how. If only there was a roadmap to help point the way. Well now there is one! Be Your Best-A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life provides discussion, inspiration and practical guidance to help you become the best that you can be in every daily life experience, with particular attention given to the major issues that most people grapple with. It is the first book of its kind to offer 12 books within a book- chapters that can stand on their own but together comprise a truly comprehensive and comprehensible, practical and spiritual guide to being your best in life's most universally challenging situations. Be Your Best is useful as a quick reference when time is short and the need is specific and also as a more comprehensive guidebook for life. Be Your Best - A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life, is based on the Author's study, experience, introspection and teaching related to spirituality, nature, creativity and healing. His passionate interest and experience in these disciplines led him to create Helios Cape Cod, LLC, a center for personal and planetary healing, which has two branches. Helios Natural Therapeutics offers services and classes in natural therapeutics, hands on healing therapies, and lifestyle counseling/coaching. Helios Land Design provides landscape design and planning services including sacred space design. Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and Certification as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cranial-Sacral/Core Synchronism Therapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He also earned a Black Belt and Instructor Certification in Kung Fu from the U.S.A. Kung Fu Academy, and is an accomplished singer-songwriter. He lives and works on Cape Cod. Please visit his website at for more information or to contact him about speaking engagements and consultations.

The Summer House

Author : Santa Montefiore
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THE STUNNING NOVEL, PERFECT FOR A SUMMER HOLIDAY, FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR A life-changing secret. An unforgettable summer. Arriving at the familiar old stone church nestled in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire, Antoinette prepares to say goodbye to her husband; the man she has loved for as long as she can remember. Little does she know, the arrival of the beautiful and mysterious Phaedra will make her question everything about the man she shared her life with. Phaedra loved George too, and couldn’t bear to stay away from his funeral. But Phaedra is hiding a deeply buried secret. One that will change the lives of Antoinette and her family forever, and one that she can no longer keep hidden . . . Bestselling author Santa Montefiore delivers a captivating novel about love, family and secrets that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. A beautiful summer read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Victoria Hislop and Joanna Trollope. ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

Learning to Laugh

Author : Gary McGuire
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The attitude of a person measures the altitude of his or her success and happiness. Success, and as a resultant happiness, is not determined by how much you earn or what is your status in society. It is determined by whether or not you achieve your chosen goals in life and how you view them. Each person's goals are different. Therefore it is essential for every individual to crystallize his or her vision in order to develop his/her own paradigm and path to success. And this book presents a practical guide to achieve success and happiness in life. Much of what is written is based on the author's own experiences and the philosophy which he has developed by active interaction with others as well as the study of the writings and experiences of great personalities across the world.

A Slice of Murder

Author : Chris Cavender
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Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina--which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she's in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debut, featuring pizza as the prima character . . . "Pizza lovers will relish Cavender's delightful first in a new cozy series." –Publishers Weekly "Cavender introduces a promising cast of characters." –Booklist "The camaraderie of the Timber Ridge, NC, sisters is reminiscent of Nancy Martin's Blackbird siblings." –Library Journal "A delightful mystery--as filling as a big slice of warm pizza." –Armchair Interviews "As warm and satisfying as a pizza straight from the oven. I can't wait for seconds!" --Laura Levine

Her Best Friend s Wedding

Author : Abby Gaines
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When did Sadie Beecham get those curves? She'd always been the geek next door, his baby sister Meg's brainy best friend. Smart, sure. But hot? He never would have imagined it…before. Now, Trey Kincaid's imagining all sorts of things. And none of them has to do with Sadie's gifted mind. A mind, he discovers, she's clearly lost. Because she thinks she's in love with Meg's fiancé. And that's an obsession he's determined to put an end to—one way or the other.

How to Afford Time Off with your Baby

Author : Becky Goddard-Hill
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A new baby brings a great deal of excitement to a household, but managing on a reduced income can be a daunting prospect. Full of top tips and creative ideas, this practical guide will help you make the right financial decisions during your pregnancy and throughout your maternity leave - whether this is 6 weeks or 6 years! How to Afford Time Off with Your Baby will: * help you to budget at each and every stage, from pregnancy to starting school * offer guidance on the essential pieces of baby kit so you don't overbuy * propose creative ways to generate a little extra cash and achieve more with less * advise you on how to release and save money during this critical time With an extensive resource section full of up-to-date websites, activity groups and key advisors, How to Afford Time off with Your Baby is an indispensable guide that will help you worry less so you can enjoy those precious moments with your new baby much more.

Gracie s Girl

Author : Ellen Wittlinger
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As she starts middle school, Bess volunteers to work on the school musical in hopes of fitting in, but when she and a friend get to know an elderly homeless woman, Bess changes her mind about what is really important.

Field of Flowers

Author : D.S. Peterson
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Anselmo is a proud man who has been bred for violence in the Colombian drug world of the 1950s. He knows that everything comes at a price-and the same culture that gave him everything has just stolen his father's life. Anselmo suspects that Carlos, his powerful uncle, is responsible and struggles to convince Fernando, his childhood friend, to join him in the quest for the truth-and revenge. But Carlos, an elderly war hero, is now a conflicted man, torn between blood-soaked loyalty and an old man's desire to do the right thing. He's ready to retire and give back to the country he loves, but it may be too late. Field of Flowers is a historically accurate tale of two men in search of truth in the corrupt, violent, drug-riddled world of Colombia in the 1950s. Anselmo and Fernando race desperately into-and away from-a life of intrigue, dangerous women, and powerful enemies. In a story of brutal truth, tender bravery, and love, two men pursue revenge, honour, and destiny.

A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A two-book compilation by noted American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, this compilation is a re-writing of well-known Greek myths in a volume for children. The book includes the myths of: Theseus and the Minotaur, Antaeus and the Pygmies, Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto and the Pomegranate Seed, and Jason and the Golden Fleece.

Tyrant Funeral Games

Author : Christian Cameron
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An action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge set amid the war between Alexander the Great's generals and climaxing in the most spectacular battle of the ancient world. Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But Diodorus is caught up in the tangled web of alliances, betrayals and intrigue that followed Alexander the Great's death, as his generals fought over the huge empire he had created - and soon the twins will have their first taste of real battle as two Macedonian warlords clash. In this violent and unstable world, they must choose sides carefully, as Antigonus One-Eye, and his brilliant son Demetrius, prepare to take on the might of Ptolemy's Egypt, and the forces gather for the biggest and most spectacular battle the world had ever seen - Gaza.

Released to the Angels

Author : Marilynn Garzione
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A Caregiver’s Journey Alzheimer’s is devastating. It can erase memory, change lives, and destroy dreams. When Marilynn Garzione accepts the role of primary caregiver for her husband, Patrick, she faces a world that is slowly being taken away. While living with the numerous challenges of this disease, she discovers that humor can still exist in sadness and acceptance in the face of loss. Marilynn shares her personal thoughts and insights as she and Patrick continue to cope with this progressive disease. She reveals memories of their early relationship and the reality of how even ordinary trips to the grocery store can become an adventure. By realizing the value of living in the now, she discovers that music can continue to touch a soul and that loss of memory cannot erase the meaning of love. Released to the Angels is a celebration of life that will give hope and strength to anyone facing a personal hardship and give comfort to those who may be affected by Alzheimer’s disease. It offers a clear message that no matter how fragile, life holds joys to be discovered and strengths to be learned.

Psalms for Everyone

Author : John Goldingay
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Using personal anecdote, a witty and lively style, and drawing on his considerable theological knowledge, John Goldingay takes us deep into the unfolding story of the Old Testament.