Macomber, Debbie, author
McArdle, Sean, author
This workbook includes 10-minute activities that cover adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimal numbers, helping your child with schoolwork and day-to-day problem solving. The parents' notes section gives the answers, explains common pitfalls, and gives guidance on how to avoid them.
Miller, Kayla, author, illustrator
When Olive learns that a school policy is keeping some kids from going on a field trip to the city, she decides to run against Trent and Sawyer, two of her closest friends, in the student council election.
Nancy is furious when she cannot go to her friend Bree's butterfly-themed birthday party, but her family's outing might just be extraordinary enough to make her feel better. Includes facts about butterflies.
Salati, Giorgio, 1978- author
"On a vacation in the countryside, Brina got a taste of her innate feline freedom when she briefly escaped her owners and joined a band of wild cats who left (or were left by) their owners. Now, Brina and her human owners, Samuel and Margret, return to life in the city. Brina must re-adapt to being a closed up indoor cat in an apartment and finding her own sense of freedom. Join Brina as she takes on would be car thieves, an army of street rats, pesky pigeons, and the hustle and bustle of city life."--Provided by publisher.
Balson, Ronald H., author
"A "fixer" in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later-by the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Eli's Promise is a masterful work of historical fiction spanning three eras-Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the Vietnam War. Award-winning author Ronald H. Balson explores the human cost of war, the mixed blessings of survival, and the enduring strength of family bonds. 1939: EliRosen lives with his wife Esther and their young son in the Polish town of Lublin, where his family owns a construction company. As a consequence of the Nazi occupation, Eli's company is Aryanized, appropriated and transferred to Maximilian Poleski-an unprincipled profiteer who peddles favors to Lublin's subjugated residents. An uneasy alliance is formed; Poleski will keep the Rosen family safe if Eli will manage the business. Will Poleski honor his promise or will their relationship end in betrayal and tragedy? 1946: Eli resides with his son in a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany hoping for a visa to America. His wife has been missing since the war. One man is sneaking around the camps selling illegal visas; might he know what has happened to her? 1965: Eli rents a room in Albany Park, Chicago. He is on a mission. With patience, cunning, and relentless focus, he navigates unfamiliar streets and dangerous political backrooms, searching for the truth. Powerful and emotional, Ronald H. Balson's Eli's Promise is a rich, rewarding novel of World War II and a husband's quest for justice"-- Provided by publisher.
Hollis, Rachel (Event planner), author
Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don't have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that's a lie. If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . . Something else will make me happy. I'm not a good mom. I will never get past this. I am defined by my weight. I should be further along by now. . . . then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we've told ourselves so often we don't even hear them anymore. Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.
Gildiner, Catherine, 1948- author
""Catherine Gildiner is nothing short of masterful-as both a therapist and writer. In these pages, she has gorgeously captured both the privilege of being given access to the inner chambers of people's lives, and the meaning that comes from watching themgrow into the selves they were meant to be." -Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone In this fascinating narrative, therapist Catherine Gildiner's presents five of what she calls her most heroic and memorablepatients. Among them: a successful, first generation Chinese immigrant musician suffering sexual dysfunction; a young woman whose father abandoned her at age nine with her younger siblings in an isolated cottage in the depth of winter; and a glamorous workaholic whose narcissistic, negligent mother greeted her each morning of her childhood with "Good morning, Monster." Each patient presents a mystery, one that will only be unpacked over years. They seek Gildiner's help to overcome an immediate challenge in their lives, but discover that the source of their suffering has been long buried. As in such recent classics as The Glass Castle and Educated, each patient embodies self-reflection, stoicism, perseverance, and forgiveness as they work unflinchingly toface the truth. Gildiner's account of her journeys with them is moving, insightful, and sometimes very funny. Good Morning Monster offers an almost novelistic, behind-the-scenes look into the therapist's office, illustrating how the process can heal eventhe most unimaginable wounds"-- Provided by publisher.
Krosoczka, Jarrett, author, illustrator
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery--Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents--two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.
Puffinton, Brick, author
Follow along on Avocado's big adventure.
Patterson, James, 1947- author
When two kidnappings and a stabbing occur on her watch in a Manhattan university hospital, a fearless senior midwife teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to investigate rumors that shift from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network.
Patterson, James, 1947- author
As seen on ID, these two true-crime thrillers follow a neighbors' quarrel that turns violent and cyber-bullying that explodes in a double murder. Murder Thy Neighbor : Ann Hoover is a nice woman but she's come to hate her neighbor. Roy Kirk moved in next door with plans to renovate. But as the weeks go by, his DIY construction turns to shambles. When Ann takes him to court, Kirk's retaliation will be shockingly gruesome. Murder IRL : Jenelle Potter has always been better at connecting with people through social media. With overprotective parents, she hasn't had very many options to meet people, until she links up with Billy. But her feelings for Billy are unreciprocated, causing Jenelle to start a virtual war -- a war enters the real world.
Gravel, Elise, auteur, illustrateur
L’auteure adorée des enfants Elise Gravel pose l’éternelle question : Qui a fait tout ce désordre? Quand leur papa demande qui a laissé traîner des chaussettes partout, Nico et sa soeur répondent tous les deux : « Pas moi! » Leur père est sûr qu’ils ne disent pas la vérité, jusqu’à ce que ceux-ci lui présentent Pas Moi, qui accuse Pas Vrai, qui dévoile le vrai coupable : Pas Juste. Les monstres, qui personnifient les réponses typiques des enfants, permettent à l’auteure d’aborder brillamment et avec humour le fait de blâmer les autres et d’inventer des excuses. Les parents et les éducateurs vont adorer cette histoire dans laquelle ils se reconnaîtront autant que les enfants.
Paolini, Christopher, author
Exploring new worlds is all Kira Navarez ever dreamed of doing. But now she has found her nightmare. On a distant planet ripe for a colony, she has discovered a relic previously unseen by human eyes. It will transform her entirely and forever. Humanity will face annihilation. She is alone. We are not. There is no going back.