My Explosive Diary

My Explosive Diary Author Emily Gale
ISBN-10 9781481406482
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 128
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Eliza Boom is the daughter of a spy gadget inventor who hopes to create a great invention like her father, but first she needs to get a roll of her father's top-secret film back from the class bully Zoe Wakefield.



Eliza Boom

Eliza Boom Author Emily Gale
ISBN-10 1780551703
Release 2014
Pages 128
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Eliza Boom is having a blast. With her best friend (well, dog) Einstein, she's on a mission to catch a spy - and banish the class bully while she's at it. All in a day's work for Eliza Boom, assistant inventor... and wanna-be junior spy. With silliness and mayhem, doodles and disasters - this book is perfect for engaging younger readers.



My Super Spy Diary

My Super Spy Diary Author Emily Gale
ISBN-10 9781481406543
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 128
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Eliza Boom—assistant inventor, junior spy, and full-on fantastic—investigates a case of puppy love in this second book of a chapter book series packed with jokes, doodles, and dear-diary secrets! When Einstein, Eliza’s faithful (and furry) lab assistant and best friend (and dog), falls in love with the next door neighbor’s dog, Eliza only wants to help smooth the path to happiness for the canine pair. Unfortunately, the new neighbor, Mrs. McNice, seems to have other ideas. In fact, Eliza is convinced that Mrs. McNice isn’t as nice as she seems. But no one will believe her. Can Eliza invent the perfect gadget to help her reveal the truth? Or is Einstein’s budding romance doomed to failed puppy love?



My Explosive Adventure

My Explosive Adventure Author Emily Gale
ISBN-10 9781780552644
Release 2014-02-06
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Eliza Boom is having a blast. With her best friend (well, dog) Einstein, she's on a mission to catch a spy - and banish the class bully while she's at it. All in a day's work for Eliza Boom, assistant inventor ... and wanna-be junior spy. With silliness and mayhem, doodles and disasters - this book is perfect for engaging younger readers.



The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation Author Judy Apps
ISBN-10 9780857085399
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 248
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Good conversation is at the heart of networking, meetings, interviews, negotiations and raising your profile. It can ease your way in work, enabling you to build alliances, create strong relationships with staff, bosses and clients, succeed at interviews, motivate and inspire. But conversation is something most of us were never taught! We learn to speak as babies, but how conversation actually works is something most of us pick up only haphazardly, and many have yet to learn. Why is it some of us are stuck for words, but others blabber or can’t stop? What is it that some people have naturally which enables them to converse comfortably and easily, to engage people and build better relationships? The Art of Conversation will show you step by step how to converse skillfully and enjoyably with other people, at home, at work, on the phone and in the street- even if you’re daunted now, discover the difference good conversation can make in every aspect of your life. Learn to: -Overcome the most common block to good conversation- fear; find out how to break the silence and keep the conversation going - Understand the different types of conversation and how they work- which topics and language are suitable for the occasion - Learn simple methods for being heard and understood, including speaking clearly and audibly, listening well and using non-verbal communication - Find out how to hold a conversation in tricky situations, including how to disagree, how to speak to those in authority and people you find difficult -Use conversation to form relationships, improve friendships, make the sale, chat people up, to learn, influence and persuade.



The Other Side of Summer

The Other Side of Summer Author Emily Gale
ISBN-10 9780062656766
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 336
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A heartfelt and voice-driven novel with just a touch of magic, Emily Gale's The Other Side of Summer is perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead. Ever since her brother Floyd died, Summer’s world has been falling apart. Her mom is a ghost of her former self, her older sister is angry all the time, and her dad wants to move the family to Australia. It seems like the only thing unchanged in their lives is Floyd’s guitar, which was returned to the family perfectly unharmed by the bombing that killed him. Once Summer arrives in Australia, she feels even further away from Floyd than before. Until she works up the courage to play his guitar. When she plays, something amazing—perhaps even magical—happens. Summer starts to feel less alone. But even with a little magic on her side, only Summer will be able to find her way through her grief to whatever the other side may bring. “This pitch-perfect story is full of hope and magic. Exquisite and unforgettable.”—Fiona Wood, author of Six Impossible Things, Wildlife, and Cloudwish



The Silver Six

The Silver Six Author AJ Lieberman
ISBN-10 9780545600170
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 192
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A group of orphans on the run search for a new home among the stars. When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back!



Dead Mountain

Dead Mountain Author Donnie Eichar
ISBN-10 9781452129563
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 288
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In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. This New York Times bestseller is a gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter. A fascinating portrait of the young hikers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations, here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.



Overbooked

Overbooked Author Elizabeth Becker
ISBN-10 9781439167502
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 464
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Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage. This invisible industry exploded at the end of the Cold War. In 2012 the number of tourists traveling the world reached one billion. Now everything can be packaged as a tour: with the high cost of medical care in the U.S., Americans are booking a vacation and an operation in countries like Turkey for a fraction of the cost at home. Becker travels the world to take the measure of the business: France invented the travel business and is still its leader; Venice is expiring of over-tourism. In Cambodia, tourists crawl over the temples of Angkor, jeopardizing precious cultural sites. Costa Rica rejected raising cattle for American fast-food restaurants to protect their wilderness for the more lucrative field of eco-tourism. Dubai has transformed a patch of desert in the Arabian Gulf into a mammoth shopping mall. Africa’s safaris are thriving, even as its wildlife is threatened by foreign poachers. Large cruise ships are spoiling the oceans and ruining city ports as their American-based companies reap handsome profits through tax loopholes. China, the giant, is at last inviting tourists and sending its own out in droves. The United States, which invented some of the best of tourism, has lost its edge due to political battles. Becker reveals travel as product. Seeing the tourism industry from the inside out, through her eyes and ears, we experience a dizzying range of travel options though very few quiet getaways. Her investigation is a first examination of one of the largest and potentially most destructive enterprises in the world.



Weed The User s Guide

Weed  The User s Guide Author David Schmader
ISBN-10 9781632170439
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 208
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The United States is in the midst of a new Golden Age of legal weed. Recreational marijuana is now legal in four states--Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska--and Washington, DC, while medical marijuana is legal in 25 states and counting. This definitive, hands-on, and experienced guide to the new world of decriminalized recreational marijuana, written by the lovingly blunt and unfailingly witty David Schmader, will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for gift giving.



Steal My Sunshine

Steal My Sunshine Author Emily Gale
ISBN-10 9781742758503
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 352
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'Steal my Sunshine is a gorgeous read, full of mystery, history, hope and heartbreak. I was gripped all the way to the bittersweet end.' - Simmone Howell, author of Everything Beautiful During a Melbourne heatwave, Hannah's family life begins to distort beyond her deepest fears. It's going to take more than a cool change to fix it, but how can a girl who lives in the shadows take on the task alone? Feeling powerless and invisible, Hannah seeks refuge in the two anarchists of her life: her wild best friend, Chloe, and her eccentric grandmother, Essie, who look like they know how life really works. But Hannah's loyalty to both is tested, first by her attraction to Chloe's older brother, and then by Essie's devastating secret that sheds new light on how the family has lost its way. Even if Hannah doesn't know what to believe in, she'd better start believing in herself. Combined with Hannah's contemporary story, at the heart of Steal My Sunshine is the revelation of a shameful aspect of Australia's history and how it affected thousands of girls and women - the forced adoptions that saw 'wayward girls' and single mothers forced to give up their babies by churches and hospitals. The practice endured for decades, and only now are the numbers and the heart-wrenching stories coming to light. 'As Hannah tries to sort out the present - enigmatic best friend, dream boy, fractured family - it is a long-held secret of her grandmother's that will show the way forward. A tender, heart-wrenching story.' - Fiona Wood, author of Six Impossible Things



Prisoners in the Palace

Prisoners in the Palace Author Michaela MacColl
ISBN-10 9781452111278
Release 2011-10-21
Pages 368
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London, 1838. Sixteen-year-old Liza's dreams of her society debut are dashed when her parents are killed in an accident. Penniless, she accepts the position of lady's maid to young Princess Victoria and steps unwittingly into the gossipy intrigue of the servant's world below-stairs as well as the trickery above. Is it possible that her changing circumstances may offer Liza the chance to determine her own fate, find true love, and secure the throne for her future queen? Meticulously based on newly discovered information, this riveting novel is as rich in historical detail as Catherine, Called Birdy, and as sizzling with intrigue as The Luxe. Includes bonus material! - Book Club Discussion Guide - Sneak peek chapter from Always Emily by Michaela MacColl



Flight of the Fugitives

Flight of the Fugitives Author
ISBN-10 1556614667
Release 1994
Pages 144
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After coming to China to work as a missionary in the early 1930s, Gladys Aylward adopts several orphans and tries to save nearly a hundred more during the war between China and Japan.



Wave Me Goodbye

Wave Me Goodbye Author Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN-10 9781448198061
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 289
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September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.



Xavier Ox s Xylophone Experiment

Xavier Ox s Xylophone Experiment Author Barbara DeRubertis
ISBN-10 9781575653495
Release 2011
Pages 32
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Xavier Ox loves music. But sometimes his drumming is rather EXPLOSIVE! so Alpha Betty and Xavier's classmates start an exciting experiment to build an extra-strong xylophone-just for Xavier Ox.



Ferdydurke

Ferdydurke Author Witold Gombrowicz
ISBN-10 0300181671
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 281
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"A writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness."--Jacket.



Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh s Curse

Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh s Curse Author Laura Wood
ISBN-10 1407158546
Release 2015-09-03
Pages 307
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Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children's Writing = Poppy Pym has grown up in the circus, taming lions before lunch and learning acrobatics in the afternoon. But when she turns eleven, her circus family decides she needs a more traditional education, and she is sent to boarding school. At first Poppy doesn't fit in at St Smithen's, a school that is very different from the circus. Then, an ancient Egyptian ruby arrives at school and dangerous accidents start occurring. Suddenly it's up to Poppy to save her new school and solve the mystery of the Pharaoh's curse!