“One day Robbie is hit by a car while running after his dog, Lucky. Unconscious, Robbie lies in hospital, unable to speak, move or eat. But he can hear; he is aware.
His friends and family try desperately to reach him – even Zola, his favourite Chelsea footballer, comes to see him. And still Robbie can’t ‘wake up’. Until one day, against hospital rules, Dad brings Lucky into the hospital. Can Lucky bring Robbie back to life?”
“Having a little sister like four-year-old Ramona isn’t always easy for Beezus Quimby. With a wild imagination, disregard for order, and an appetite for chaos, Ramona makes it hard for Beezus to be the responsible older sister she knows she ought to be…especially when Ramona threatens to ruin Beezus’s birthday party. Will Beezus find the patience to handle her little sister before Ramona turns her big day into a complete disaster?
“”An important reminder of the good that can come when you throw yourself fully into any situation and draw outside the lines,”” says Brightly in their article “”12 Girls from Fiction Who Are Their Own Heroes.”””
A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion! By the award-winning former Children’s Laureate and author of War Horse. Dresden, 1945. Elizabeth and Karli’s mother works at the zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. Then the zoo director tells her that the dangerous animals — including the elephants — must be shot before the town is bombed. Unable to give Marlene up, their mother moves her into the back garden to save her! and then the bombs start to fall. Their home destroyed, the whole family must flee the bombed-out city and through the perilous, snow-covered landscape, all the while avoiding the Russian troops who are drawing ever closer. It would be hard enough to do, without an elephant in tow!
The powerful new novel from the master storyteller – inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing. It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made – a mistake he must put right before it is too late…
“Twelve-year-old Siya has been missing for nine months. It’s a cold case, but Keshav wants to help his mother, Alia, who refuses to give up.
‘My daughter Siya was kidnapped. Nine months ago,’ Alia said. The police had given up. They called it a cold case. Even the rest of her family had stopped searching. Alia wouldn’t stop looking, though. She wanted to know if I could help her.
Hi, I am Keshav Rajpurohit and I am a disappointment to everyone around me. I live with my parents, who keep telling me how I should:
a) get married,
b) focus on my IPS exams,
c) meet more people and
d) close my detective agency.”
What can make the difference in your life today? How can two people with the same skills and abilities, in the same situation, end up with two totally different outcomes? Leadership expert John C. Maxwell says the difference maker is attitude. For those who have ever wondered what may be separating them from achieving the kind of personal and professional success they?ve always dreamt of, Dr. Maxwell has some words of insight: ?Your attitude colors every aspect of your life. It is like the mind?s paintbrush.? In The Difference Maker, Maxwell shatters common myths about attitude?what it can do for you and what it can?t. Showing you how to over come the five biggest attitude obstacles, Dr. Maxwell teaches the skills you need to make attitude your biggest asset. Most importantly, you?ll learn not only how to develop an attitude that will have a tremendous impact on career, family and daily living, but also how to maintain that attitude for the rest of your life
“X-Men meets The Handmaid’s Tale in the second instalment in an epic and romantic YA fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard’s The Red Queen, Netflix’s Stranger Things and Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. They want to find me. I will find them first. Juliette has escaped. She has found the headquarters of the rebel resistance – and people like her. People with gifts. She is free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. In this heart-racing sequel to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heartand the life of those she loves.
“The breath-taking and heart-pounding fifth instalment in the incredible New York Times and UK kindle bestselling SHATTER ME series. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard and Leigh Bardugo. She was never meant for you. She was never meant for any of this.That girl was sentenced to death the moment I named her Juliette.
Juliette Ferrars isn’t who she thinks she is. Nothing in her world is what it seemed. She thought she’d defeated The Reestablishment. She thought she’d finally taken control of her life, her power, her pain. But a lifetime of lies unravelling before her has changed all that. Stronger, braver, and more resilient than ever, Juliette must fight for life and love. But first she has to survive the war being raged against her mind.
She has to remember who she was.”
“The book that all SHATTER ME fans have been waiting for is finally here. The fourth incredible instalment of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling YA fantasy series perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard’s The Red Queen, Stranger Things and Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand.
Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her.
Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series which has been published in over 30 languages around the world. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, Ransom Riggs, fellow bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, and their young daughter.”
X-Men meets The Handmaid’s Tale in the third instalment in an epic and romantic YA fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things, Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard’s The Red Queen and Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her. PRAISE FOR THE SHATTER ME SERIES: “Dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading.” – Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series “Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I’m envious. I couldn’t put it down.” – Lauren Kate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series “Tahereh Mafi’s bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion. A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young adult literature – or any literature!” -Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children “IGNITE ME really does ignite all five of your senses. It blows your mind and makes you hungry for more of its amazing characters.
|Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy, this book collects the final two companion novellas, Shadow Me and Reveal Me, leading up to the explosive final in the series – coming next year.
Juliette is still reeling from Warner’s betrayal, and Kenji is trying to balance his friendship with her with his responsibilities as a leader of the resistance against the Reestablishment. Things get even more interesting when an unexpected person from Omega Point’s past surfaces.
Readers are brought back to the Shatter Me world one last time before the final novel installment in the series hits shelves in 2020.
|Perfect for fans of tahereh mafis new York Times bestselling shatter me trilogy, this book collects the first two companion novellas, fracture me and destroy me, for a thrilling insight into the minds of juliettes two great loves – Adam and Warner.- destroy me the mind-blowing events between shatter me and unravel me are told here from warners point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner cant stop thinking about her – and hell do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme commander of the reestablishment arrives, he has very different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow.- fracture me watch through adams eyes as he bridges the gap between unravel me and ignite me. As the Omega point rebels prepare to fight the sector 45 soldiers, Adam is more focused on the safety of Juliette, kenji, and his brother. The reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance…|
Throughout the ages, the Ocean has occasionally rescued young women from drowning. To repay their debt, these young women must serve for 100 years as Sirens, remaining young and beautiful and using their deadly voices to lure strangers into watery graves. To keep their true nature secret, Sirens must never speak to humans, and must be careful never to stay in the same place for too long. But once her century of service is over, each Siren gets a chance to start over – a chance to live the mortal life that was almost stolen from her. Kahlen became a Siren after her family died in a terrible shipwreck, decades ago. And though a single word from her can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.
Agatha Christie’s most exotic murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.
Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. When a blizzard cuts the town of De Smet off from the railroad, the community is left for weeks without food or fuel deliveries and the Ingalls family are forced to eke out the last of their supplies. As the terrible winter drags on, things begin to look desperate, until Almanzo Wilder and his friend brave the icy storms in search of help from another settlement.
Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. Laura Ingalls is hoping to gain her teaching certificate and is determined to study hard at school. The school exhibition gives Laura the perfect chance to impress and as she approaches her sixteenth birthday, she hopes to get a job teaching at a nearby settlement. But Nellie Oleson, Laura’s arch rival will do anything to make things difficult for her. The timeless stories that inspired a TV series can now be read by a new generation of children.
Legendary silicon valley visionary and one of the world’s greatest business leaders, john chambers shares the playbook and philosophy that transformed cisco into a global tech titan and now inspire a new generation of leaders. With numerous start-ups moving from zero to a billion to bankruptcy in a matter of years, it’s clear that sustaining a business in the digital age is no walk in the park.
In this inspiring, empowering book, shetty draws on his time as a monk in the vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, think like a monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us.
Employers who refuse to adapt to the expectations of younger generations are losing out on top talent, as they leave for positions at companies with more modern practices. Learn what companies need to do to fit into the new normal in the workplace. Generation y sees the world differently than any other generation in modern memory.and nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace. The astronomical shifts that this generation has seen in the economy, technology, and the world have changed what they want from life and work-which is not a 9-5 existence for forty-plus years
Drawing on the proven, simple techniques he has developed over the past 35 years – techniques that paul mckenna uses in his workshops – bandler shows you how to move beyond the limitations that are holding you back, to discover what you want more of in your life and then to make it happen.
When king jameson declares his love for lady hollis brite, hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at keresken castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.
This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all – aunt greta greed!
This collection of twenty reviews, essays and pieces of memoir from the next three decades, tells the story of what happened next. Her subjects range far and wide: robespierre and danton, the hite report, saudi arabia where she lived for four years in the 1980s, the bulger case, john osborne, the virgin mary as well as the pop icon madonna, a brilliant examination of helen duncan, britain’s last witch. There are essays about jane boleyn, charles brandon, christopher marlowe and margaret pole, which display the astonishing insight into the tudor mind we are familiar with from the bestselling wolf hall trilogy.
The story begins in may 1536: anne boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired french executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, henry viii, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, jane seymour.
Sorrel fallowfield is so good at being good that teachers come to her when they need help remembering the school rules – and there are lots. Luckily, sorrel doesn’t have any trouble following them, until the day she discovers a faded packet of surprising seeds buried under a tree in her backyard.
Princess alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future. But powerful men have powerful enemies – and now so does alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she’s never met.
In an isolated village in the mountains of andalusia, a mysterious frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the beirut of old and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the kgb inserted a mole into the heart of the west– a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.
Hercule poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from london to the exclusive kingfisher hill estate, where richard devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancée, helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, frank. But there is a strange condition attached to this request: poirot must conceal his true reason for being there.
Francess parents were not prepared for her birth: they had a blanket and an easel and some paint, but not anything useful, like a car or a phone. So it’s no wonder frankie has always had a temper. She was born on a beach, in a storm.what frances was not prepared for was dying in a freak natural disaster that wiped out her whole town.
For readers of gillian flynn and tana french comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from fox: a twisty, powerful hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
For fans of what you did and the dilemma comes a nail-biting suspense thriller that asks: how far would you go to save a child that isn’t yours? You don’t know who they are. You don’t know why they’re hunting her. But you know she’s in danger. What do you do? When teacher jenni wales sees 15-year-old destiny’s black eye, she’s immediately worried. Destiny isn’t your average student: she’s smart, genius iq smart, and she’s in care. But concern turns to fear when jenni witnesses an attempt to abduct destiny from school.
Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, ivan and ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
A woman; a war; a child that changed everything. Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, we must be brave is a luminous and profoundly moving novel about the people we rescue and the ways in which they rescue us back. She was fast asleep on the back seat of the bus. Curled up, thumb in mouth. Four, maybe five years old. I turned around. The last few passengers were shuffling away from me down the aisle to the doors. ‘whose is this child?’ i called. Nobody looked back.
A mother of ten, was abducted from her home in belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of the brutal crime and a whole society in northern ireland for decades. Through the unsolved case of jean mcconville’s abduction, patrick radden keefe tells the larger story of the troubles, investigating dolours price, the first woman to join the ira, who bombed the old bailey; gerry adams, the politician who helped end the fighting but denied his ira past; and brendan hughes, an ira commander who broke their code of silence.
Business leaders often take actions that from up earnings in the short term, but compromise their companies’ long-term health. David cote, the much-respected former leader of honeywell international and one of the most successful ceo of his generation, shares a simple, paradigm-shifting method of achieving both short- and long-term goals. Short-termism is rampant among executives and managers today, causing many companies to under perform and even go out of business.
Based on building a story brand by new york times bestselling author don miller, this checklist is a strategic and actionable guide to applying the storybrand framework to any brand and an essential part of any marketing professional’s tool kit. Every day, brands lose millions of dollars simply because they do not have a clear message that tells consumers who they are and what value they will add to their customers’ lives. To solve this dilemma, don miller wrote building a storybrand, which has become the quintessential guide for anyone looking to craft or strengthen their brand’s message.
What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known? That is the question john brockman, publisher of the acclaimed science salon edge.org (“the world’s smartest website”—the guardian), presented to 205 of the world’s most influential thinkers from across the intellectual spectrum—award-winning physicists, economists, psychologists, philosophers, novelists, artists, and more. From the origins of the universe to the order of everyday life, this idea is brilliant takes readers on a tour of the bold, exciting, and underappreciated scientific concepts that will enrich every mind.