Rose Blanche (Paperback)


Author: Roberto Innocenti,Christophe Gallaz
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9780898123852
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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During World War II, a young German girl's curiosity leads her to discover something far more terrible than the day-to-day hardships and privations that she and her neighbors have experienced.

ROSE BLANCHE & VIOLET


Author: George Henry 1817-1878 Lewes
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781371844486
Category: History
Page: 318
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Erika's Story


Author: Ruth Vander Zee
Publisher: Creative Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780898128918
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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It is the winter of 1944. In Nazi-occupied Europe, a Jewish couple realize their fate is sealed and make a heart-rending decision so that their infant daughter might live. Ruth Vander Zee's elegant narration and Roberto Innocenti's searing and beautiful illustrations combine to capture the fear, love, and sadness of a Holocaust survivor's story.

The Boy Who Loved to Draw

Benjamin West
Author: Barbara Brenner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547562247
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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When Benjamin was seven years old, the only thing in the world he wanted to do was draw pictures. Sometimes it got him into trouble—when he “borrowed” Papa’s best quill pen, when he drew the cows instead of milking them for Mama, when he used the cat’s fur for brushes—but it also led him to some surprising adventures. Here, in lively words and vivid pictures, is the engaging true story of Benjamin West, the farm boy from colonial Pennsylvania who grew up to become the first world-famous American artist.

La Rose Blanche


Author: Anthony W. Harvey
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475990235
Category: Fiction
Page: 526
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Beverly Hills resident and world-renowned antiques dealer Morris Maximilian DeLane III is still haunted by his dying mother’s last words: I should have killed your father when I had the chance. Now days later, his mother is gone, and he is the sole inheritor of her estate, La Rose Blanche. Even though he is wealthy in his own right, a vast fortune awaits him—or so he thinks. As Morris arrives at La Rose Blanche, he has no idea that James Hunt, the administrator of his mother’s affairs, has disappeared, leaving Morris with unimaginable debt. As Morris sets out to track down Hunt without the help of the authorities, suspicion grows around the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death. Morris delves into her past and unwittingly uncovers a secret from her childhood that changes the fate of everyone involved. In this spine-tingling tale, an antiques dealer caught up in the mysterious manner of his mother’s death and the dangerous hunt for her missing fortune is about to discover that things are rarely as simple as they seem. “Rollicking, entertaining and fun …. An edgy (and, yes, sometimes even bizarre) novel that leaves the reader musing on any number of issues: family, sexuality, friends and the aftermath of lies.” —Michael Vincent, social worker

The Days of Summer


Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152018405
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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As summer ends and they get ready to go back to school, two young girls try to deal with the news that the grandparents they love are getting a divorce. 10,000 first printing.

The Book of Bad Ideas


Author: Laura Huliska-Beith
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316055883
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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This text is a compilation of bad ideas, such as rollerblading with your dog even though he was kicked out of obedience school and giving everyone a closer look at your ant farm by taking the lid off.

Snow White and Rose Red


Author: Patricia Wrede
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110115943X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 288
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Snow White and Rose Red live on the edge of the forest that conceals the elusive border of Faerie. They know enough about Faerie lands and mortal magic to be concerned when they find two human sorcerers setting spells near the border. And when the kindly, intelligent black bear wanders into their cottage some months later, they realize the connection between his plight and the sorcery they saw in the forest. This romantic version of the classic fairy tale features an updated introduction by its editor, Terri Windling.

The Peddler's Gift


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dial
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A young boy in turn-of-the-century rural Russia learns that appearances are often deceiving after he steals and then tries to return a dreidel to the traveling peddler Shnook.

The Talking Eggs

A Folktale from the American South
Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0803706197
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

The Best Place


Author: Susan Meddaugh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618448821
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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After traveling around the world to make sure that the view from his screen porch is the best, an old wolf tries drastic measures to get his house back from the rabbit family that had bought it.

Golden Girls Forever

An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai
Author: Jim Colucci
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062422928
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 368
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Includes 30 pages of bonus material! The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more. They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof in Miami—smart and strong Dorothy, airhead Rose, man-hungry belle Blanche, and smart-mouthed matriarch Sophia. They were the Golden Girls, and for seven seasons, this hilarious quartet enchanted millions of viewers with their witty banter, verve, sass, and love, and reaffirmed the power of friendship and family. Over thirty years after it first aired, The Golden Girls has become a cult classic, thanks to fan fiction, arts and crafts, podcasts, hundreds of fan blogs and websites, and syndication. Now, Golden Girls Forever pays homage to this wildly popular, acclaimed, and award-winning sitcom. Drawing on interviews with the show’s creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members, Jim Colucci paints a comprehensive portrait of the Girls both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Illustrated with hundreds of photos, including stills from the show and a treasure trove of never-before-seen and newly rediscovered photos, Golden Girls Forever includes: • Girls and Their Guests: short profiles of the show’s most famous guest stars • Why I Love the Girls: Lance Bass, Laverne Cox, Ross Mathews, Perez Hilton, Zachary Quinto, Chris Colfer, Jason Collins, and many, many other celebrities share their love of the Girls • Exclusive interviews with ninety-four-year-old Betty White; the famously private Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan, before their deaths; and fan-favorite actors who appeared on the show • Harvey Fierstein's tribute to his close friend, Estelle Getty The ebook also feautures 30 pages of material not inlcuded in the print edition, such as 17 Golden Episodes, a piece on Estelle Getty's make-up, the Rue LaRue Cafe, and additional fan art. Bursting with fun facts, anecdotes, reminiscences, and insights, Golden Girls Forever is the ultimate companion to the show for fans old and new.

The Feet in the Gym


Author: Teri Daniels
Publisher: Winslowhouse International
ISBN: 9781588370235
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Handy Bob, the school custodian, takes his job seriously, but seems to be fighting a losing battle for a sparkling gym floor, until the students help him.

Art Dog


Author: Thacher Hurd
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064434893
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Oh, no! Someone has stolen the Mona Woofa from the Dogopolis Museum of Art and the police don't even realize that they are barking up the wrong tree when they collar their number one suspect. So it's up to Art Dog, the mysterious, masked painter who roams the streets of Dogopolis, to find the missing masterpiece. Zip! Splash! Smoosh! He paints himself a Brushmobile, and he's off––on a wild and funny chase to capture the dastardly crooks. With the same deft touches of high-spirited fun and adventure that have made Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don't Allow (both Reading Rainbow Featured Selections) such perennially popular stories, Thacher Hurd serves up a new action-packed tale that will delight young readers. 1996 ‘Pick of the Lists' (ABA) Children's Choices for 1997 (IRA/CBC) 1998 Red Clover Book Award (VT)

7 Keys to Comprehension

How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
Author: Susan Zimmermann,Chryse Hutchins
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307453189
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children. 7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers—those who aren't already using this valuable program—practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use: • Connecting reading to their background knowledge • Creating sensory images • Asking questions • Drawing inferences • Determining what's important • Synthesizing ideas • Solving problems Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In Between the Sheets


Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795301693
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Whether these are the written transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of our psyche, all seven stories in this collection implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. In one, a two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. In another, a jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. In another, over the course of a weekend, a guilt-ridden father with his teenage daughter discovers the depths of his own blundering innocence.

Twinnies


Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606214971
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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A little girl gradually becomes reconciled to her new twin sisters.

The Merbaby


Author: Teresa Bateman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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When he and his brother Josh find a mer-baby caught in their fishing net, Tarron, rejecting his brother's plan to sell the baby and make a profit, discovers that there are greater treasures than gold.