Yell Less, Love More
Author: Sheila McCraith
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
The Rhino: A naturally calm animal that charges when provoked. The Orange Rhino: A person that parents with warmth and determination and who doesn't charge with words when angry, impatient, or simply in a bad mood. Do you often find yourself losing your cool and yelling at your kids? It happens to us all, but it doesn't have to. With Yell Less, Love More you'll learn practical, simple solutions to keep you focused on loving more and yelling less, no matter what the circumstance. It is possible to change and enjoy a calmer life because of it! Take the Orange Rhino 30-day challenge to yell less. In this guidebook to happier parenting, author Sheila McCraith shares daily thoughts, tips, and motivational personal stories to help you toss out the screams and welcome in the peace. Whether you have one child or twenty (or one you still yell at who is twenty), strengthen your relationships and maybe even laugh a little more--by taking the challenge today.
This volume presents the proceedings of the 9th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, held on the World Wide Web in 2004. It includes lectures, original papers and tutorials presented during the conference. The book brings together outstanding research and developments in soft computing, including evolutionary computation, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and their fusion, and its applications in science and technology.
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. "A phenomenon." —Entertainment Weekly “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton “The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony “One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen Vogue This title has Common Core connections. #1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018
"Traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives"--
The Little Vampire
Author: Angela Sommer-Bodenburg
Publisher: Random House
Nine-year-old Tony loves ghosts and horror stories, but when he's left home alone one night, he gets quite the fright as Rudolph the little vampire flies in! Soon the two are firm friends (when Rudolph isn't trying to bite Tony). Tony even visits the little vampire's Family Vault in the graveyard where he narrowly escapes the clutches of Rudolph's fearsome Great-Aunt Dorothy. But what will happen when Tony's parents try to invite his new friend for dinner...?
When It's Real
Author: Erin Watt
Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary. Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley’s image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She’ll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little. Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there’s no telling what your heart will do…
This popular volume contains 48 articles including road test reports on 1000, 1100, 1200, 1500/6, Interstate and SE, from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning.
When Grandpa Elephant tells his grandchildren that he is going to the elephant graveyard to die, the children have many questions for him about death and what comes next.
Author: Narrelle Gilchrist
The Exzophians and the Ruhige have been at war for nearly five years and still neither side has come close to victory, until now. The Exzophians have come up with a plan that could end the war, but would obliterate all life on a planet called Earth. It is up to Pasnic Gitral, a Ruhige, to go under-cover on Earth and foil their deadly plan. At first, the mission is all routine for Pasnic. But everything changes when a few adolescent humans find out the truth of Pasnic's alien identity.The Ruhige: Book One is the beginning of a science fiction series that follows humanity's interaction with alien species from across the universe. It is a story of courage, friendship, perseverance, and peace.
Author: Tawny Taylor
Publisher: Kensington Books
In order to carry on the family legacy, Talen, a Black Gryffon and the last line of defense against the Chimera, must find a wife who will be his partner in love and his slave for sex, and will submit to him completely. Original.
Here are 35 quirky woodland animals for you to make in no time. Using simple slotting techniques, you can make a whole menagerie using just cardboard, found paper, and scissors or a craft knife. From the crafty fox to the elegant stags, from the cute koala and her baby to the mischievous squirrels, every animal is specially designed by Clare Youngs to require a minimum of effort to put together. The projects are inexpensive, too, as cardboard is so readily available and easy to find, so anyone can have a go at creating a cute critter. You can then use them as highly individual decorations for your home or give them as gifts. Once you start creating, there really is a world of possibility to what you can make for yourself or your friends. The projects are accompanied by clear diagrams and there is a comprehensive tips and techniques section that explains all the skills you will need.