♥ Book Title : EIGHT PLUS ONE: STORIES
☯ Full Synopsis : "Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother’s bedside and learns a family secret. A divorced father discovers that only love, not bribes, can keep his daughter “his” on Thursdays. A young white boy finds that friendship—and betrayal—can cross racial boundaries. Robert Cormier is one of America’s most acclaimed writers for young adults. Here are nine touching and intensely personal stories, that confirm that these accolades are deserved. Each story features a brief introduction that explains how the story came to be, or something about the writing. Perhaps not as dark as some of Cormier’s novels, these tales still have his classically haunting themes, which will be savored by readers of all ages."Article| Robert Cormier| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Eight plus one
☯ Full Synopsis : "Nine stories of relationships between friends, parents and children, age groups, and different races."Article| Robert Cormier| Statement ..."
☯ Full Synopsis : "One eternal optimist... Jess Thomas, with two jobs and two kids and never enough money, wears flip-flops in the hope of spring. And when life knocks her down she does her best to bounce right back. But there are some challenges even she can't meet on her own."Article| Jojo Moyes| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Love Released Box Set, Episodes 7-8 plus a bonus Christmas story
☯ Full Synopsis : "New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Geri Foster brings you the epic serial Love Released, Women of Courage Best if books are read in order. Episode Seven: An unexpected accident occurs in Gibbs City, leaving the town reeling in anger and confusion as a mad man does the unthinkable. While Cora Williams-Carter continues her battle at work to be accepted as a doctor and her fight against Jack’s paternal grandmother continues for custody of the child Cora loves. In the meantime, Sheriff Virgil Carter vows to serve and protect Parker County against all those determined to destroy the town and tear the citizens apart even as he searches for the culprit behind the threat. The Christmas Episode: Gibbs City’s residents prepare for the holidays as trouble at the school interferes with the Christmas play. Annual events are interrupted when Virgil makes a trip out of town to see justice done. Cora Williams-Carter defends and protects the school teacher who struggles with her past, while fighting to keep Jack out of harm’s way. She’s shocked to learn that from the grave her father has thrown her life, once again, into turmoil. Sheriff Virgil Carter learns that crime doesn’t take a holiday as a stranger enters his county to abduct a child. He must struggle to keep his youngest citizens safe. Arrest warrants in hand, Virgil heads to St. Louis. Could this be the end of a long battle? Episode Eight: Gibbs City will never be the same again. As the town deals with a robbery that leaves a resident in critical condition, and a woman pushed too far, stands trial for murder. The legal process to adopt Jack becomes complicated when his father fights for the young boy in court. Sheriff Virgil Carter hunts down two thieves, and is determined to bring justice to the town and those in his community. He has a final showdown with Jack’s father. Love often comes like sleep, softly, quietly and unexpectedly. You just have to close your eyes and dream."Article| Geri Foster| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Best in Children's Books
☯ Full Synopsis : "Provides an annotated list of fourteen hundred of the best children's books published between 1979 and 1984"Article| Zena Sutherland| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Projects for New Technologies in Education
☯ Full Synopsis : "This text integrates CD-ROMs, online databases, telecommunications, and information networks (e.g., CompuServe, America Online, 20th Century Video Encyclopedia) into resource-based instruction-cooperatively planned by the teacher-librarian and the classroom teacher-for students working in cooperative learning groups. Step-by-step procedures for planning and implementing technologies into both library and classroom curriculums help educators use technology to teach research skills. With a hands-on approach, this book complements Barron's New Technologies for Education, 3d edition (Libraries Unlimited, 1997) (p. 00), and will serve as a practical planning tool for busy school librarians and media specialists, classroom teachers, computer coordinators, and anyone involved with educational technology. A variety of subjects are covered in the units (e.g., immigration, environment), and projects are flexible enough to allow for the interchange of technologies. Provided for each are an introd"Article| Norma Heller| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Lotterys Plus One
☯ Full Synopsis : "Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets - all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long summer of fun. But when their grumpy and intolerant grandad comes to stay, everything is turned upside down. How will Sumac and her family manage with another person to add to their hectic lives? The Lotterys Plus One, internationally bestselling author Emma Donoghue's first novel for children, features black-and-white illustrations throughout, and is funny, charming and full of heart."Article| Emma Donoghue| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Haroun and the Sea of Stories
☯ Full Synopsis : "Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness."Article| Salman Rushdie| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : In Bed With Sherlock Holmes
☯ Full Synopsis : "In Bed with Sherlock Holmes provides a witty and well-researched discussion of the sexual elements in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and in Conan Doyle’s own life. An expert commentator on all things Victorian, Doyle also reflects that period’s attitudes toward sex and erotic love. This commentary will make the Sherlock Holmes stories even more interesting and intriguing since Redmond uses published and unpublished articles, books and letters, as well as quotes from speeches given at meetings, to enliven the text and give a broad out-look to this unusual assessment of Doyle’s best known stories. Each chapter opens with one of the original Sidney Paget illustrations. Bibliography. Index."Article| Christopher Redmond| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Children's Literature Review
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♥ Book Title : Five Flights Up
☯ Full Synopsis : "A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine—just a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the past eight years writer Toni Schlesinger has been bringing us these "conversation places" in her weekly column in the Village Voice. Through her incisive questioning, original writing, and comic parallel reveries, Schlesinger creates miniature documentaries on the lives, passions, hopes, and heartbreaks of many of New York City's millions"Article| Toni Schlesinger| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Plus One
☯ Full Synopsis : "‘So funny. And the sex is amazing – makes me feel like a nun!’ Jilly Cooper ‘Light, fizzy and as snort-inducing as a pint of Prosecco.’ Evening Standard Magazine ‘Hilarious and compelling.’ Daily Mail ‘Perfect summer reading for fans of Jilly Cooper and Bridget Jones.’ HELLO!"Article| Sophia Money-Coutts| Statement ..."