Letters from the Inside
Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When Tracey and Mandy first became pen pals, they never guessed that they would soon discover the darkest secrets of each other's troubled lives.
Author: Lucy Christopher
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A stunning debut novel with an intriguing literary hook: written in part as a letter from a victim to her abductor. Sensitive, sharp, captivating! Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it.
Rejoice and Be Glad
Author: Catholic Church
The full text, with commentary, of Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation Gaudate et Exsultate. In his new apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis offers an inspiring reminder of the universal call to holiness and a practical guide about how to pursue it. While we draw inspiration from the official saints of the church, it falls to each believer to "discern his or her own path . . . rather than hopelessly trying to imitate something not meant for them." This is the mission that confronts each Christian: to discover and live out "the message that God wants to speak to the world" by our lives. In his typical fashion, Pope Francis uses his theme to address dangers in the Church, particularly in those who would transform the Church "into a museum piece or the possession of a select few." The true path to holiness, he notes, was offered by Christ in the Beatitudes: a virtual "identity card" for Christians. In clear and challenging terms he applies these Gospel values to the challenges of our world. This edition includes reflections by Robert Ellsberg, Publisher of Orbis Books and author of The Saints' Guide to Happiness and James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints.
Christmas Coloring Pages
Author: Leroy Vincent
Publisher: Revival Waves of Glory Ministries
This coloring book has an assortment of coloring pages that will truly be fun to color. This will surely release the creative juices in anyone who colors these unique coloring pages. Coloring is fun for children and adults and have been proven to help people relax. Christmas Coloring Pages has a great assortments of the greatest holiday images for coloring book fun. These coloring images will be great all year long.
Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They've known each other for practically forever, sit next to each other in class, help each other with homework, and always stick up for each other. Justin never says things like, "Amber Brown is not a crayon." Amber never says, "Justin Time." They're a great team—until disaster strikes. Justin has to move away, and now the best friends are fighting. Will they be able to work it out before it's too late?
The Easter Bunny
Author: Winfried Wolf
Contradicts the doubts about the existence of the Easter Bunny with stories that give evidence to the animal's magical place in Easter tradition.
Author: Tomi Ungerer
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
The giant appetite of the ogre could only be satisfied by the flesh of children until young Zeralda tamed his taste buds with her culinary art.
Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas
Author: Paul F. J. Eagles, Stephen F. McCool, Christopher D. Haynes, World Tourism Organization, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Tourism is good business, as it produces 4.4% of the world's GDP, and employs around 200 million people globally. It can also help the sustainable management of protected areas, as a market-based alternative catering to the growing number of discriminating travelers trying to find, understand and enjoy a natural environment. This publication is designed to assist protected area managers and other stakeholders in the planning and management of protected areas, visitor recreation and the tourism industry, so that tourism can develop in a sustainable fashion, while respecting local conditions and local communities.
Author: K. V. Frolov, Igorʹ Fomich Goncharevich
Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc
Over 120 patterns adapted from authentic tribal motifs depict striking elements from Jicarilla Apache basketry, Zuni and Hopi pottery, a Nez Percé woven bag, an Arapaho shield cover, a Navajo blanket, more.
It's finally summer and Amber Brown is going to London to visit her aunt Pam and then to Paris to visit with her father. She is one excited kid before she goes. And one itchy kid when she arrives. Mosquito bites, she thinks. Chicken pox, she finds out. Is her vacation completely ruined? And now that she can't go to Paris, how will she be able to convince her dad to move back home?
By My Hand
Author: Maurizio de Giovanni
As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime, lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina beach the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife have been found. The woman has had her throat cut while the man has been stabbed over sixty times. Seemingly, the hands of two separate killers have been at work. A statuette of San Giuseppe, patron saint of workers, lies in pieces on the floor. At the scene of the crime, Ricciardi, who has the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent death, listens to the enigmatic last words of the couple. Accompanied by his faithful partner Brigadier Raffaele Maione, and once more troubled by two women who compete for his attentions, the Commissario will have to trace a wide and frenetic arc through the streets of Naples in order to uncover the truth.
A bountiful collection of gardening activities, scientific experiments, art projects, cooking ideas and magic tricks helps youngsters learn about the structure and life cycles of plants as well as offering advice on how to grow their own gardens.