A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea's April Genevieve Tucholke. Each story draws from a classic tale or two - sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not - to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat.
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world....
"I loved it"
A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son- fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill - vanishes. His uncle, novelist Timothy Underhill, searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help unravel this horrible dual mystery. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his mother's suicide, Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge.
"ALAN ALDA WITHOUT THE SMIRK"
Gilbert saw Mary Ann first, but the second time he sees her she is dancing with his best friend, Rafe. The three of them begin hanging out all the time, driving around in the car Rafe got as a present for getting into Yale. But when Rafe goes out of town, Gilbert and Mary Ann keep the tradition going, seeing movies and going on drives...in Rafe's car no less.
Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in 10 years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have 24 million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. And gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia....
"Interesting idea but..."
After changing countless wet and dirty diapers, parents of toddlers everywhere are more than ready to potty train their child and move past the diaper stage. Potty training comes with its own headaches and frustrations, however, and you may find yourself wishing for those peaceful days of diaper-dom. Stay patient and persevere, and you will get through this. Despite what you will hear from many sources through the potty training stage, there is no one perfect potty training method.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's retelling of the story of Perseus and the Gorgon, Medusa - the lady with snakes for hair - whose gaze will turn you to stone. For all ages, not too hard for younger listeners, and not too simple for older ones.
King Midas is obsessed with gold: counting it, touching it, imagining it. But when a strange young man grants his wish for a golden touch, things don't go quite as he planned -- particularly for his daughter Marigold. In these selections from classic American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's charming retellings of Greek myths, children meet Midas and another engaging troublemaker, Pandora, and learn lessons about love and forgiveness.
Guys and girls get together, get played, and get real. Who Am I Without Him? is a Booklist Top 10 Romance Novel for Teens and is "breaking new and necessary ground" in 12 short stories about guys and girls falling in and out of love and relationships, testing out ways to communicate with one another, respect each other - and respect themselves. This is a complex, often humorous, and always on-point exploration of today's teens determined to find love and self-worth...any way they know how.
Author Yiyun Li, honored as one of Granta’s 21 Best Young American Novelists under age 35, continues her illustrious career with this insightful collection of short stories. With compelling visions of the scrapes and unpleasant situations in which people find themselves, Li’s works trigger emotional responses of all types - whether through a tale of unrequited love, an unburdening of guilt, or something else entirely.
Best-selling author Beverly Donofrio is building a growing following of fans with her honest, moving accounts of experiences from her own colorful life. Riding in Cars with Boys--the basis of the hit movie starring Drew Barrymore--is her funny and touching account of growing up too fast in the 1960s.
"Good storyline overall."
Aryn Kyle, whose first novel was hailed as "reason for readers to rejoice" (USA Today), turns her gift for storytelling to the lives of girls and women in this spectacular collection.
"Disappointing Second Effort"
A bundle of two stories involving the most mischievous bitches around. Femdom at its finest. In "Hide from the Sex Cult!", Eric wakes up in a cabin, unsure how he got there or why. He slowly comes to learn that he is a pawn in an elaborate hierarchy; a sex cult run by women who keep men in a coop like chickens. These naughty women keep guys around for their seed, feeding them the best steak and eggs every day to maximize their fertility.
In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian synthesizes current knowledge and clearly demonstrates how this distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a new way to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities.
A hip, modern, must-listen for women of any age! Dr. Lyn tells you all the "bad" traits in men and what makes a man "bad" for relationships, how to measure his severity of "badness (or goodness)," how to know if he's "manageable" and if so, how to be a "Good Jane" and get him to behave the way you want him to.
You have gone through childbirth, numerous doctors visits for immunization shots and other issues, many feedings and diaper changes, first words and first steps and now the real battle is at hand, potty training. You wonder how your parent got you through it as you have a toddler who is just not interested in getting things done anywhere else but in the diaper. The solution to all these challenges are provided in Potty Training Guide for Your Toddlers: Moms and Dads Guide.
Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she's only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild - and fast. Preferably him.
Girl or boy: For expecting parents, it’s a classic question. For scientists studying human demographics, it’s a head scratcher.
What makes a boy strong? What makes a girl pretty? It isn't how many weights you can lift or how much make-up you wear! Find out the true secret to inner strength and beauty in this two-in-one audiobook What Makes a Boy Strong? What Makes a Girl Pretty? This is the real secret to happiness and making friends!
Ever wondered why some people are just "Bad"? In this book - Bad Girls of the Bible - you will discover some well-known characters like Jezebel and other obscure ones like Athaliah that can teach you life lessons for the 21st Century. This book will educate and inspire at the same time! Plus Bad Boys of the Bible. This is the sequel to Bad Boys and Girls Of The Bible. I assure you that you are about to face some of the most horrific scenes in the Holy Book - The Bible.