Chocolate Fever

Chocolate Fever
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2006-04
ISBN 10: 9780756967840
ISBN 13: 0756967848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chocolate Fever Book Review:

Because of his unusual love for chocolate in any form, Henry Green makes medical history with the only case of chocolate fever.

The War with Grandpa

The War with Grandpa
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Publsiher: Pushkin Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 1782692126
ISBN 13: 9781782692126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War with Grandpa Book Review:

The award-winning children’s classic - now a major film Peter was so excited that Grandpa was coming to live with his family - but he hadn’t expected Grandpa to take his room... Peter loves his Grandpa, but now he feels he has only one choice: to declare war! With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even. They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far?

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Wonder

Wonder
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1524720194
ISBN 13: 9781524720193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Book Review:

"Now a major motion picture! Includes full-color movie photos and exclusive content!"--Dust jacket.

Bobby Baseball

Bobby Baseball
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 0307803147
ISBN 13: 9780307803146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bobby Baseball Book Review:

Ten-year-old Bobby Ellis loves everything about baseball, from the hits to the hot dogs. That's why he calls himself Bobby Baseball! Every day he dreams of becoming a major league pitcher and joining the stars in the Baseball Hall of Fame. And what better place to start his career than right here on his own Kids Club team, the Hawks? But the hawks' coach happens to be Bobby's father, who has other ideas. "You're a natural second baseman," he says, expecting Bobby to be a model player who never makes a single mistake. Get real, Dad! When Bobby pitches three winning games in a row, the Hawks rule. Suddenly Bobby's life seems like one big basball game--games on the field, games on TV, and games in his mind. Can Bobby keep on winning? Can he count on Dad?

Ulysses

Ulysses
Author: James Joyce
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 0486821552
ISBN 13: 9780486821559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ulysses Book Review:

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners through an entire day in 1904. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay and earthy humor.

Freckle Juice

Freckle Juice
Author: Judy Blume
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 1481411020
ISBN 13: 9781481411028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freckle Juice Book Review:

Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.

The Solace of Leaving Early

The Solace of Leaving Early
Author: Haven Kimmel
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1400033349
ISBN 13: 9781400033348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Solace of Leaving Early Book Review:

Langston Braverman abandons her academic career to retreat to her parents' attic, until the murder of her childhood friend Alice and an encounter with Amos Townsend, a local preacher, transforms her life.

Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-02-18
ISBN 10: 0307533093
ISBN 13: 9780307533098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jelly Belly Book Review:

It's tough for eleven-year-old Ned—or Jelly Belly, as he’s known at school—to stop eating. At four feet eight inches tall, he weighs 109 pounds, and he keeps growing—wider! When his parents send him to a sleepaway diet camp, he and his bunkmates can't quite give up their old habits. Nightly "cheating" adventures keep the boys plump, betraying their secret trips. When Ned finally realizes there’s only one way to lose weight for good, his whole family is glad to help—except Grandma. Grandma loves to cook for Ned and is hurt when he rejects her treats. Can he resist temptation without hurting his grandma and himself?

1984

1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1983-10-17
ISBN 10: 0547249640
ISBN 13: 9780547249643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1984 Book Review:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

Mouse Soup

Mouse Soup
Author: Arnold Lobel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 006197417X
ISBN 13: 9780061974175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mouse Soup Book Review:

Another sweet bedtime story about Mouse, from Arnold Lobel, the beloved author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor award-winning Frog and Toad books. Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can Mouse stop Weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper? The clever mouse tells the weasel four stories to make the soup tasty—then manages to trick the weasel and get home safely. Arnold Lobel's Mouse Soup is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Life of Pi Illustrated

Life of Pi  Illustrated
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780156035811
ISBN 13: 0156035812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Illustrated Book Review:

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

She Got Up Off the Couch

She Got Up Off the Couch
Author: Haven Kimmel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-02-13
ISBN 10: 074328500X
ISBN 13: 9780743285001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Got Up Off the Couch Book Review:

A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

The Used World

The Used World
Author: Haven Kimmel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN 10: 0743247795
ISBN 13: 9780743247795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Used World Book Review:

Spending their days at a sprawling Indiana antique mart surrounded by dusty furniture and cast-off clothing, Hazel, Claudia, and Rebekah find their circumstances revitalized by three romances and the unexpected arrival of two babies. By the author of A Girl Named Zippy. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Natural History of Chocolate

The Natural History of Chocolate
Author: D. de Quelus
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2021-04-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4064066317034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural History of Chocolate Book Review:

"The Natural History of Chocolate" by D. de Quelus (translated by Richard Brookes). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit
Author: Charles Duhigg
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 0385669755
ISBN 13: 9780385669757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Habit Book Review:

Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." On the most basic level, a habit is a simple neurological loop: there is a cue (my mouth feels gross), a routine (hello, Crest), and a reward (ahhh, minty fresh). Understanding this loop is the key to exercising regularly or becoming more productive at work or tapping into reserves of creativity. Marketers, too, are learning how to exploit these loops to boost sales; CEOs and coaches are using them to change how employees work and athletes compete. As this book shows, tweaking even one habit, as long as it's the right one, can have staggering effects. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges. Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.

Horrible Harry and the Dragon War

Horrible Harry and the Dragon War
Author: Suzy Kline
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2003-12-01
ISBN 10: 110107681X
ISBN 13: 9781101076811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horrible Harry and the Dragon War Book Review:

There's a war in Room 3B! Horrible Harry and Song Lee are in a fight, and nobody in Room 3B is happy. Harry and Song Lee have been best friends since kindergarten. Song Lee always laughs at Harry's jokes, they both love gross things, and they even got married on the playground in second grade. But ever since Miss Mackle let them work together on a project about dragons, Song Lee hasn't spoken to Harry! Will someone wave the white flag soon and end this war over . . . dragons?

Speak The Graphic Novel

Speak  The Graphic Novel
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1466897872
ISBN 13: 9781466897878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak The Graphic Novel Book Review:

The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780716600763
ISBN 13: 0716600765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Book Encyclopedia Book Review:

An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and high school students.