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Perfect Strangers

By Roseann Sdoia
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Roseann Sdoia
As Roseann Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about to change-that in a matter of minutes she would look up from the sidewalk, burned and deaf, staring at her detached foot, screaming for help amid the smoke and blood.In the chaos of the minutes that followed, three people would enter Roseann's life and change it forever. The first was Shores Salter, a college student who, when the bomb went off, instinctively ran into the smoke while his friends ran away. He found Roseann lying on the sidewalk and, using a belt as a tourniquet, literally saved her life that day. Then, Boston police officer Shana Cottone arrived on the scene and began screaming desperately at passing ambulances, all full, before finally commandeering an empty paddy wagon. Just then a giant appeared, in the form of Boston firefighter Mike Materia, who carefully lifted her into the fetid paddy wagon. He climbed in and held her burned hand all the way to the hospital. Since that day, he hasn't left her side, and today they are planning their life together.Perfect Strangers is about recovery, about choosing joy and human connection over anger and resentment, and most of all, it's about an unlikely but enduring friendship that grew out of the tragedy of Boston's worst day.

The Power of Advertising

By Ruth Thomson
Authors:
Ruth Thomson
This eye-catching book looks at the complex world of advertising from adverts of the past to the modern day. It examines how adverts work and how they affect our daily lives. Chapters explore the techiques of the industry, the power of pictures and when and why words matter. The book is a great primer on the world of advertising for children studying the form aged 10+. It also helps children develop critical thinking and debating skills and is a fantastic resource for art and design, business studies and those studying persuasive writing.

Playing with Fire

By Renee Graziano
Authors:
Renee Graziano
A sexy thriller written by Renee Graziano, star of Mob Wives - this is your chance to read a mafia story by someone who lives the lifestyle, not just writes about it. She knows the truth: some men make the rules . . . others break themReign Grazi is no stranger to dangerous men. Her whole life, they've been there. Grandfathers, uncles, cousins . . But she has no idea why someone might want her dead.Nick Fattelli is handsome, sophisticated - and an assassin. He doesn't know who hired him to take out Reign, but after they meet and sparks fly, he vows to protect her. Unless it's really him they are after . . . Renee Graziano, star of VH1's hit show Mob Wives knows this lifestyle firsthand: She is the daughter of one of the most famous mobsters of our day, with an ex-husband now in witness protection, and a trail of "connected" boyfriends a mile long.'Take a mental vacation with this super fun book!' - OK Magazine'Kudos to Renee Graziano - if this is your life, I envy you. If it's in your mind, don't stop - we need another book STAT' - Elizabeth Bailey, Fresh Fiction

Proof

By Martina Reilly
Authors:
Martina Reilly
Sash Donnelly has done her best to move on - from Applegate, the small town where nothing ever seems out of the ordinary, and from that night, fifteen years ago.Then it happens - the vicious murder that stuns Applegate's tight-knit community. And Sash receives a phone call from Marcus, her childhood sweetheart. He's facing a life behind bars and needs her to tell everyone the truth.Lana, Sash's sister, knows that something happened that night, something that changed Sash, but she has no idea what. And she has a secret too, one that could save Marcus's life. Someone just needs to ask her the right question.
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  • Painting and Drawing

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    I love Craft: Painting and Drawing features instructions for 13 fantastic beginner craft projects, from a fabric wall hanging and pop art poster to bubble painting and bunting. The projects cover a wide range of different painting and drawing techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Why not get out your paintbrushes and pencils and have a go? The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Poverty and Hunger

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what poverty and hunger are, how they affect people in countries all over the world and how readers can help those affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winnning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise the people and situations impacted by poverty and hunger with images that are suited to their age and disposition.The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism, and this book is ideal for tying into discussions on food, wealth and current affairs.

    Pinot, Pasta, and Parties

    By Dee Dee Sorvino, Paul Sorvino
    Authors:
    Dee Dee Sorvino, Paul Sorvino
    Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino believe that the best way to solve the problems of the world is with a nice glass of wine and bountiful meal. Everything from the most glorious to the most prickly of subjects are palatable at the dinner table--especially if cocktails are served. In Pinot, Pasta, and Politics, the couple explores their "founding flavors." Paul brings the Pasta; a collection of traditional italian family recipes, while Dee Dee brings the Politics; anecdotes and stories sure to inspire debate. The Pinot comes in handy to balance the two. Filled with American history, personal author photos, and tales and quotes from Hollywood stars and American politicos, this light and fun cookbook offers 60 recipes that appeal to all political persuasions during the 2016 election year.
  • Peter Powers and the Itchy Insect Invasion!

    By Kent Clark, Brandon T. Snider, Dave Bardin
    Authors:
    Kent Clark, Brandon T. Snider
    Illustrated by:
    Dave Bardin
    Everyone in Peter Powers' family has super awesome superpowers - except Peter. All he can do is make ice cubes and flash freeze little stuff. At least his brother and sister have finally stopped picking on him - mostly. But at school, an even more menacing bully has it out for Peter and his friends. As if that wasn't enough, Boulder City is being raided by robots!When his parents are captured, will Peter and his siblings be able to work together and save the day? Or will the town--and possibly the world--be iced? Join Peter Powers and his fantastic family for their second action-packed and fun-filled adventure to find out!This is the second in a new chapter book series of exciting stories about a young boy who has the worst superpower ever. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun, but the charm can be found in the heartfelt message about the power of family, friends, and having confidence.
  • Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers

    By Kent Clark
    Authors:
    Kent Clark
    Everyone in Peter Powers' family has super awesome superpowers. His dad controls fire with his mind, and his mom can fly. His big brother makes copies of himself, and his little sister is super-strong. And his baby brother even turns invisible! But all Peter can do is - this is really embarrassing - make ice cubes with his fingertips. When Captain Tornado comes to town and begins robbing banks, will Peter Powers and his totally lame abilities step up to save the day - or will he get coldfeet? Join Peter Powers and his fantastic family for their first action-packed and fun-filled adventure to find out!
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    Process-Based CBT

    By Stefan G. Hofmann, Steven C. Hayes
    Authors:
    Stefan G. Hofmann, Steven C. Hayes
    CBT is one of the most proven-effective and widely used forms of psychotherapy today. But while there are plenty of books that provide an overview of CBT, this is the first to present the newest recommendations set forth by a special task force of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies-and that focuses on the application of these interventions based on a variety of approaches for doctoral-level education and training. Starting with an exploration of the science and theoretical foundations of CBT, then moving into a thorough presentation of the clinical processes, this book constitutes an accessible, comprehensive guide to grasping and using even the most difficult competencies.Each chapter of Core Processes of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies is written by a leading authority in that field, and their combined expertise presents the best of behavior therapy and analysis, cognitive therapy, and the acceptance and mindfulness therapies. Most importantly, in addition to gaining an up-to-date understanding of the core processes, with this premiere text you'll learn exactly how to put them into practice for maximum efficacy. For practitioners, researchers, students, instructors, and other professionals working with CBT, this breakthrough textbook-poised to set the standard in coursework and training-provides the guidance you need to fully comprehend and utilize the core competencies of CBT in a way that honors the behavioral, cognitive, and acceptance and mindfulness wings of the tradition.
  • The President's Gardens

    By Muhsin Al-Ramli
    Authors:
    Muhsin Al-Ramli
    One Hundred Years of Solitude meets The Kite Runner in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. "A contemporary tragedy of epic proportions. No author is better placed than Muhsin Al-Ramli, already a star in the Arabic literary scene, to tell this story. I read it in one sitting". Hassan Blasim, winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Iraqi Christ. On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop.One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated.How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death?The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell.It lies on the scarred, irradiated battlefields of the Gulf War and in the ashes of a revolution strangled in its cradle.It lies in the steadfast love of his wife and the festering scorn of his daughter.And, above all, it lies behind the locked gates of The President's Gardens, buried alongside the countless victims of a pitiless reign of terror.Translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren

    Parting Shot

    By Linwood Barclay
    Authors:
    Linwood Barclay
    A gripping thriller packed with scandal in a small town, from the master of the twist you never saw coming - international bestseller, Linwood Barclay.When a young girl from Promise Falls is killed by a drunk driver, the community wants answers.It doesn't matter that the accused is a kid himself: all they see is that he took a life and got an easy sentence. As pack mentality kicks in and social media outrage builds, vicious threats are made against the boy and his family.When Cal Weaver is called in to investigate, he finds himself caught up in a cold-blooded revenge plot. Someone in the town is threatening to put right some wrongs...And in Cal's experience, it's only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action.
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    Preaching

    By Timothy Keller
    Authors:
    Timothy Keller
    'It is an unexpected delight to read a book on preaching that makes you want to preach. Tim Keller has given us such a book... Here is an extremely readable book founded on sound scholarship... buy it. This is the most practical and inspirational book on preaching that I have read for years!' - The Methodist Recorder'In Preaching, Keller has made an invaluable contribution to the homiletic task. I would recommend that this book be placed in the hand of the preaching veteran and novice, and should be found in the homiletic section of all theological colleges.' - Christianity magazineNew York pastor and acclaimed author Timothy Keller is widely known and respected for his compelling preaching, described by The New York Times as what has 'helped turn Dr Keller... into the pastor many call Manhattan's leading evangelist'. In this book he shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop. Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate and compassionate way.
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  • Pets

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite pets with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make cats, guinea pigs, lizards, dogs and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Includes QR codes that link to step-by-step videos, showing how some of the crafts are made.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
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    Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses

    Katie Fforde calls Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses 'A gorgeous novel that will delight' A heart-warming and poignant novel of romance, family and second chances, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses is Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews at her outstanding best. Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It's not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking.Christie can see a future full of hope and possibility for her and Finn - and if the handsome Max is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, her world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but can she really give up her dreams and the chance of real love? Will Christie find her happy ending in . . . Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.
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    Past Mortems

    By Carla Valentine
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    Carla Valentine
    A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list.Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investigating the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out. Fascinating and insightful, Past Mortems reveals the truth about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes . . .
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    Playfair Cricket Annual 2017

    By Ian Marshall
    Authors:
    Ian Marshall
    The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season.The Playfair Cricket Annual 2017 includes coverage of the 2016 season, including the Specsavers County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires; county records and 2016 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; Test match scores and averages (May 2016-February 2017); women's International records, plus England players' register; register of probable touring teams and series records; 2017 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties.
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    The Patchwork Bike

    By Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van T Rudd
    Authors:
    Maxine Beneba Clarke
    Illustrated by:
    Van T Rudd
    SELECTED AS A CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) NOTABLE PICTURE BOOK 2017'..beautifully written and incredibly powerful..' BOOKS AND PUBLISHINGWhen you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.A delightful story from multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd.

    The Plague Charmer

    By Karen Maitland
    Authors:
    Karen Maitland
    'If you like dark, atmospheric, historical fantasy, then this is definitely one for you' Daily MailThe Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages and bestselling author of Company of Liars, will chill and delight fans of The Essex Serpent and The Witchfinder's Sister in equal measure.1361. An unlucky thirteen years after the Black Death, plague returns to England.When the sickness spreads from city to village, who stands to lose the most? And who will seize this moment for their own dark ends? The dwarf who talks in riddles? The mother who fears for her children? The wild woman from the sea? Or two lost boys, far away from home? Pestilence is in the air. But something much darker lurks in the depths.
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  • Prisoner of the Black Hawk

    By A. L. Tait
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    A. L. Tait
    Tomas laughed. 'You think that's terrifying? Wait till you meet the pescarn . . . they will eat the flesh off your bones in minutes.'In the second book in this thrilling series, Mapmaker Quinn is far from home in an exotic land filled with dangerous creatures and ruthless enemies. When he is betrayed by someone close to him and comes face-to-face with blood-thirsty pirates, he has to decide once and for all who is a friend and who is a foe . . . Is this the end of the race for Quinn - or just the beginning of another incredible adventure in THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES?Praise for PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK:"a really good read for both boys and girls of 9-14 years." 103.1 FM Grafton"The story unfolds in such a gripping way that I found this second book in the series almost impossible to put down and read 95% at one sitting. This series is a great read by an Australian author and children will be transported to a world of action and human endeavour in a most exciting and satisfying way ... Book Three will be eagerly awaited." Buzzwords"The story is filled with a wonderful sense of old-fashioned adventure with sword fights, narrow escapes, daring plans, betrayed trust and the exciting discovery of new people, ideas, animals and places. The work of Australian author A L Tait, The Mapmaker Chronicles is a fantastic series for readers who love stories filled with adventure and suspense. The story has a slight edge of danger that is just enough to thrill the reader and keep pages turning." Kids' Book Review"THE PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK is an exciting book filled with sword fights, strange creatures and pirates. If you're a buccaneer who thirsts for adventure, this thrilling book is for you. Buy this book, batten down the hatches, weigh anchor and let the author take you on a swashbuckling adventure!" William, 9, and James, 8, for The West Australian