No Such Thing as Ghosts (Dragonbreath, Book 5)

By Ursula Vernon

Danny Dragonbreath and his ally, Wendell, have a delicately built trick-or-treating procedure designed to maximise their Halloween sweet haul. yet this yr, regardless of Danny's notable vampire dress, their plan is flopping. First, Danny's dad makes them trick-or-treat with Christiana Vanderpool, an demanding know-it-all (and girl) who doesn't even think that dragons exist. after which the varsity bully dares them to enter a spooky outdated haunted apartment. clearly, the home is inhabited via a creepy clown and a candy-crazed ghost of yore. It's going to take greater than fire-breathing to get them out of this mess - they could also have to (horror of horrors!) practice a sacrificial sweet offering.

Perfect for enthusiasts of Wimpy child, undesirable Kitty, and large Nate, Ursula Vernon's hauntingly hilarious 5th booklet within the Dragonbreath sequence will make you payment your closets and lock up your sweet.

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Cool String Art: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids! (Cool Art with Math & Science)

By Anders Hanson

Observe mystery math and technological know-how tips to developing artwork! This identify introduces younger readers to the sciences, with an inventive twist. Math and technology academic pages are interspersed with Cool String artwork actions that provide sensible purposes of the knowledge scholars research in school. All actions contain how-to images, effortless directions, and transparent motives. strengthen universal middle criteria in analyzing, math, and technology, whereas making cool artwork tasks, from string artwork polygons to planets and constellations. Aligned to universal middle criteria and correlated to nation criteria. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing corporation.

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Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists

By Susan Schwake

A clean resource of principles for growing high quality paintings with youngsters, artwork Lab for children encourages the artist's personal voice, marks, and elegance. This enjoyable and artistic e-book positive factors fifty two tremendous artwork initiatives set into weekly classes, starting with drawing, relocating via portray and printmaking, after which development to paper university and combined media. each one lesson beneficial properties and pertains to the paintings and magnificence of a latest artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are only many of the artists incorporated. The labs can be utilized as singular tasks or to accumulate to a yr of hand-on high quality paintings reports. the teachings during this publication are open-ended to be explored over and over–with diversified effects every time! colourful photographs illustrate how various humans utilizing an identical lesson will yield assorted effects, exemplifying the way in which the lesson brings out every one artist's own sort. paintings Lab for children is the correct e-book for inventive households, buddies, and group teams and works as lesson plans for either skilled and new paintings academics. young ones of every age and adventure degrees might be guided via adults and should get pleasure from those attractive exercises.

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Made in the U.S.A.: The Sex Trafficking of America's Children

By Alisa Jordheim

The publication is a compilation of 5 precise tales of adults (4 lady & 1 guy) trafficked as little ones. each one tale is preceded by way of an summary of the kind of trafficking the tale addresses and up by means of a press release from the survivors themselves.  the aim of the ebook is to supply insights on how American kids are taken captive and sometimes coerced to stay in a life-style of business sexual exploitation.  All earnings from the publication could be allotted to nationally famous firms supplying both preventive or restorative provider for baby survivors of family Minor intercourse Trafficking.

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The American Needlewoman (April 1926)

This journal was once one of many Augusta, Maine, "mail-order magazines," so-called simply because they have been revealed affordably and bought for terribly little (or given away) that allows you to get ads for mail-order items to the capability consumers, particularly the housework girls everywhere in the kingdom. They have been geared toward rural girls and in a manner supplied a lifeline to lots of them caught in distant and lonely farms and villages.

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A Company of Swans

By Eva Ibbotson

Ballerinas and unique rogues abound during this fascinating and lyrical historic romance for lovers of Amanda Quick

For nineteen-year-old Harriet Morton, existence in 1912 Cambridge is as dry and boring as a biscuit. Her stuffy father and her opressive aunt Louisa permit her just one outlet: ballet. while a Russian ballet grasp involves category looking for dancers to fill the corps of his ballet corporation sooner than their South American journey, Harriet’s international alterations. Defying her father’s needs and narrowly escaping the clutches of the guy who needs to marry her, Harriet sneaks off to hitch the ballet on their trip to the Amazon. There, within the wild, lush jungle, they practice Swan Lake in grand opera homes for the rich and culture-deprived rubber barons, and Harriet meets Rom Verney, the good-looking and mysterious British exile who owns the main ornate opera apartment. completely enchanted by means of either the unique atmosphere and by way of Rom’s affections, Harriet is swept away by means of her new existence, thoroughly unaware that her father and would-be finacé have all started to trace her down. . . .

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Sidewalk Flowers

In this wordless photo publication, a bit lady collects wildflowers whereas her distracted father can pay her little consciousness. every one flower turns into a present, and no matter if the reward is spotted or overlooked, either giver and recipient are remodeled via their come upon. "Written" through award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and taken to existence by means of illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the significance of small issues, small humans, and small gestures.

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think

In Selfish purposes to Have extra Kids, contrarian economist Bryan Caplan argues that we’ve needlessly grew to become parenting into a nasty chore, and don’t recognize the true plusses and minuses of getting young children. mom and dad this present day spend extra time making an investment of their children than ever, yet dual and adoption study indicates that upbringing is way less significant than we think, particularly within the long-run. little ones aren’t like clay that oldsters mildew for all times; they’re extra like versatile plastic that pops again to its unique form when you sit back your grip. those revelations are terrific information for a person with young ones. Being a very good father or mother is much less paintings and extra enjoyable than you think—so rather than suffering to alter your kids, you could properly sit back and revel in your trip jointly. bring up your kids within the approach that feels best for you; they’ll nonetheless most likely end up simply fantastic. certainly, as Caplan strikingly argues, smooth mom and dad must have more young ones. mom and dad who undergo pointless toil and sacrifice are overcharging themselves for each baby. when you get away the drudgery and fear that different mom and dad take with no consideration, bringing one other baby into the area turns into a far better deal. you want to inventory up.

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The Sandy Puc' Guide to Children's Portrait Photography

Famed for her masterful children’s snap shots and leading edge tools, great Sandy Puc’ offers each feasible point of children’s portraiture during this essential guidebook. As nice portrait periods start with top-notch making plans and a operating wisdom of the gear, Puc’ first deals her insights concerning the advantages of being ready from the beginning, together with options for reinforcing the technical points of the shoot, from lighting fixtures to posing to post-capture concepts. Puc’ then makes use of her well known interpersonal talents to supply suggestion relating to operating with mom and dad in addition to eliciting enthusiasm and cooperation from youngsters of every age, together with young people. extra counsel comprise potent rules for photographing parent-and-child mixtures, incorporating the relations puppy, and dealing with teenagers who've specified wishes. Puc’ additionally relays her vast sales-savvy to help

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Hummingbird

By Kimberly Greene Angle

Twelve-year-old March Anne Tanner’s lifestyles is tied to the straightforward rhythms and cycles of the watermelon farm in Jubilee, Georgia, that she has grown up on. because of Grenna, her grandmother and surrogate mom, March Anne has realized every little thing she must find out about seeds, vine pruning, and harvesting melons and pumpkins. And even supposing Grenna has attempted to educate March Anne approximately her ancestors, March Anne has consistently been uncomfortable with the family members identify she’s been given and doesn’t like. And so, in mystery conferences deep within the woods, March Anne and her most sensible buddies shape the Pseudonymphs, whose names switch with the seasons.

When Grenna suffers a center assault, March Anne needs to face an doubtful destiny and confront her previous. in the course of all of it, a ruby-throated hummingbird comes to a decision to iciness on the Tanners’ and turns into a resource of pleasure and idea as March Anne prepares for Grenna’s passing and trips towards self-acceptance.

This candy and tangy debut introduces a memorable solid of characters who come to benefit that grace can abide inside of and past the realities of discomfort and loss.

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