Fairy tales often survive for many years. This collection of tales, written by some of today's top writers, are designed to provoke thought and wonder. Sally Grindley is the winner of the Best Books for Babies Award and runner-up on three occasions for the Smarties Prize.
Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.
"Another home run for Drew"
The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.
In It's About Time, best-selling author Mark Matteson gets right to the point with tested, effective methods to help you find more time each and every day, prioritize your tasks for maximum efficiency, accomplish your short- and long-term goals, and achieve your lifelong ambitions and dreams.
Jesper Jinx is 11, and probably the unluckiest person in all of Puffington Hill. Everything he touches seems to end up in sweet disaster. Hence his nickname "Jinx". Every great hero needs a sidekick who's ready to laugh at his silly antics. And Oliver has been just that for Jesper on countless pranks since the day they were born. But now Jesper's sister Melinda has set her sights on Oliver and even worse, he doesn't seem to mind. Add to this horrible dilemma the fact that there is a heatwave in Puffington Hill.
Nothing has gone right for Charlie since her family moved. The house is creepy, school makes her nervous, and the village seems odd, spooky - almost...magical. Charlie is drawn into a tale of the unexpected, in which good must do battle with evil over an ancient curse. A tale in which Charlie will play a much bigger part than she ever imagined.
Sean Walsh is waiting for the air to clear after a nuclear war. As a gritty ex-cop with a military background, he knows he's got what it takes to find his two missing sons in a post-apocalyptic world. When all his leads turn up dead ends, he's got no choice but to join the new government as an agent. He hopes to leverage the position to get one step closer to his children. In exchange for the latest in spy technology, Walsh must return to the violent life he thought he'd left behind.
The Blood of the Sun now sits locked to Frendyl Krune's heart, and learning to control the awesome power of the relic isn't the only thing on Frendyl's mind. His father and cousin have both vanished within the pitch-dark prison maze known as the Catacombs. The only being alive who might know where they are is Vilboyen, ruler of the underworld, but there's no guarantee he's anything but a story used to scare amüli children. And that's not the worst of Frendyl's problems.
Hank's wife dies in a tragic car accident and he's left to raise his handicapped son alone. His in-laws invite him to move from San Francisco back to Cleveland, Ohio, where an abandoned observatory pulses with a mysterious energy that can bring the dead back to life. When Hank discovers the ancient secret of resurrection, he faces the most critical decision of his life - one with consequences for all of humanity.
At 32, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane, her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiancé is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state).
Before we can give the perfect speech, we have to get ready to give the perfect speech. Just saying the words of our speech over and over again is a good first step, but it's nota
Before we can give the perfect speech, we have to get ready to give the perfect speech. Just saying the words of our speech over and over again is a good first step, but it's not enough. We need to know what else we have to do prior to giving a speech in order to be ready when the big day comes.
Thinkers of the East is a collection of anecdotes and "parables in action" illustrating the eminently practical and lucid approach of Eastern Dervish teachers. Distilled from the teachings of more than 100 sages in three continents, this material stresses the experimental rather than the theoretical - and it is that characteristic of Sufi study which provides its impact and vitality.
You Only Live Once is the guide to achieving your best life through smart money moves. Before you even begin making a budget, you need to think about why. Where do you see yourself financially in 10 years? Five years? This time next year? What does money do for you? Once you know your destination, you can begin charting your course. Step-by-step guidance walks you through the budgeting process, and shows you how to plan your financial path to point toward your goals.
The yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell. Less than 10 minutes after the arrival of the mysterious letter, Henry is on the run with his Auntie Pearl, possibly never to return home. Henry has a secret.
The Psalms are among the best-known and most-loved books of the Bible. But as Dr. W. Robert Godfrey writes, there is more to this book than we usually see. In Learning to Love the Psalms, Dr. Godfrey explores the depths of this beloved book, unveiling its truths and helping listeners gain new understanding, encouragement, and wonder for the Bible's songbook.
As a child, writer Maggie Wadey was aware her mother was different from her father and his family, and that the difference was do with her Irishness, but she knew nothing of her Tipperary background. Then, before she died, Agnes Kavanagh began to talk about the past. Gradually, Maggie began to piece together her mother’s early life. But it was only after Agnes's death that she discovered another story - a life and a secret hidden in layers of silence.
Body language - You need to know whether people care about what you do and say. Without this knowledge, you may be wasting your time convincing the wrong people. Psychologists praise the power of body language. Using it, you can decode the inner thoughts and emotions of others even without listening to the words they're saying.
In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization's computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0. In the weeks that followed, the nation's top computer security experts discovered that the cyber thieves had helped themselves to everything: sensitive documents, emails, donor information, even voice mails.
Although you may not be speaking right now, there is so much that you are saying without even utilizing the spoken word. Your eyebrows may be raised, your fingers tips could be dancing along the seam of your pants, or your feet could be tapping rapidly on the floor. These random, unconscious, yet perfectly normal bouts of action are commonly known as body language. This is the way that our body speaks without us having to verbally speak a single word. Isn't that amazing?
Join Mr. Bee as his ordinary day takes an unexpected twist full of danger and discovery, and how a simple blue button changes his life forever. A book for kids of all ages.