It's a Little Baby is a beautiful and engaging book for little ones from Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, the creators of the bestselling The Paper Dolls - with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide.Somebody's hiding. I wonder who.It's five little babies, doing all the things that babies do - waving, clapping, pointing ... and more. Featuring satisfyingly simple rhyming text and charming illustrations on fresh white backgrounds, this gorgeous board book is a perfect gift. With big flaps to lift and irresistible actions throughout, children are sure to delight in joining in. And that's not all, because there's an online song to enjoy too! Written and recorded by Julia Donaldson, the wonderful It's a Little Baby song is the perfect accompaniment to the book and sure to become a favourite sing-along tune.
New York Times Bestseller Winner of the World Fantasy Award One of New York magazine’s 10 Best Books of the Year One of NPR’s 5 Best Works of Foreign Fiction The celebrated scary fairy tales of Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer—the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia—or anywhere else in the world—today.
A Matter of Life and Death tells fascinating stories of mysterious illnesses and miraculous scientific breakthroughs. But it is also crammed full of extraordinary characters from the forensic anthropologist with his own Body Farm in Tennessee to the doctor who had a heart-and-lung transplant and ended up using her own lungs for research.
Need a last-minute Bible study? It's a snap with these Easy-Prep Lessons for PreK-K. Thirteen high-energy, age-appropriate activities to keep little ones learning about God in small or large groups or at home.
The gentle-hearted Flavio Montoya returns, now as the aged scion of his family, still tending his sister Ramona’s fields and wondering how all of his family could have died before him. When the mountains surrounding Guadalupe erupt in flames, the history of the village seems to be set loose in the smoke. The dead arrive and the silent speak. When Flavio is accused of starting the fire that quickly threatens to consume the village, the disaster becomes one more mystery that he must fold into his own memory, though he cannot quite understand any of it. A Santo in the Image of Cristóbal García is a beautiful, funny, even epic tale of how all history is finally personal.
Employment Desperation When the bill collectors are after you, you have to do what you have to do. Pumpkin Pie The apple is not the only forbidden fruit. Can't Call in Dead You better get to work whether you are dead or alive. The High Jump Go deep into this Brooklyn neighborhood and find out the task you must complete to qualify for the leap into manhood. The Pimp With A Limp The story of a cheating husband with nine lives. Limo He is no Mickey Mouse, but he brought so much joy to so many families. The End Bread Revolution You can't push a man around who is willing to die for what he believes in. Triple Crossed When you are a gangster you can't be trusted and you can't trust anyone. Mudslinging It can really get dirty in the political arena. When The Weird Meets The Wicked Enter into the twisted mind of Alex Bushnik and you won't know whether to laugh or cry.
Few, if any, of us can say we knew ourselves before being born or give details of where we were and how we got to come to earth. But such is the true story of Don Lucado, otherwise known as Donnie Lee. Despite being sent with an auspicious assignment by Jesus Himself, the road of Don's life took turns down alleyways of violence and addiction, meeting with blockades of rape, alcohol, and death--all the while being conversely buffeted and policed by angelic beings from both sides of the unseen. It seems that life's rapid twists, turns, and near misses needs divine intervention and the miraculous to avoid all out failure. Will this life that poses a challenge even for Don's guardian angel be redeemed enough for Don to accomplish what he was sent to earth to do, or will he crash and burn? This true story that often defies credibility is a testimony of the ultimate triumph of good over evil and makes one believe that at some point each of us was once God's baby from Heaven.
Romantic Border Crossings participates in the important movement towards 'otherness' in Romanticism, by uncovering the intellectual and disciplinary anxieties that surround comparative studies of British, American, and European literature and culture. As this diverse group of essays demonstrates, we can now speak of a global Romanticism that encompasses emerging critical categories such as Romantic pedagogy, transatlantic studies, and transnationalism, with the result that 'new' works by writers marginalized by class, gender, race, or geography are invited into the canon at the same time that fresh readings of traditional texts emerge. Exemplifying these developments, the authors and topics examined include Elizabeth Inchbald, Lord Byron, Gérard de Nerval, English Jacobinism, Goethe, the Gothic, Orientalism, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Anglo-American conflicts, manifest destiny, and teaching romanticism. The collection constitutes a powerful rethinking of the divisions that continue to haunt Romantic studies.
Trevor's Island Having to leave his home and family far behind to go to school on the mainland Trevor is very unhappy and homesick. Then one night something magical happens and he is taken to an enchanted place. Here he finds happiness and amazing new friends. Tracy's Wish This story tells how a jealous girl makes a foolish wish to have her baby brother disappear, but is overheard by a witch who snaches him away. Finding a fairy friend she sets out to rescue him and faces grave danger. Tales of the Woods This book contains a warning to take notice of our surroundings and follow the country code. The story tells how a thoughtless action can bring terrible suffering to the creatures of the woods. Pip to the Rescue This book tells of the courage of a wood sprit to save his lake dwelling friends .Pip and his river bank friends are happy in their home, until cruel boys take away the toad to make sport with him. Pip uses his magic flute to save him and teaches these children how to treat others. Henry's Plight A farm gate not secured allows an inquisitive calf out to explore the world beyond the safety of the farm and into the hands of ruthless men who mean to sell him so he can never return home.