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Kidding Around

Author : Alexander N. Howe
ISBN : 9781623560546
Genre : Social Science
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Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media is a collection of essays generated by a conference of the same title held at the University of the District of Columbia. The works gathered examine a variety of children's media, including texts produced for children (e.g., children's books, cartoons, animated films) as well as texts about children(e.g., feature-length films, literature, playground architecture, parenting guides). The primary goal of Kidding Around is to analyze and contextualize contested representations of childhood and children in various twentieth- and twenty-first-century media while accounting for the politics of these narratives. Each of the essays gathered offers a critical history of the very notion of childhood, at the same time as it analyzes exemplary children's texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These chapters depart from various methodological approaches (including psychoanalytic, sociological, ecological, and historical perspectives), offering the reader numerous productive approaches for analyzing the moments of cultural conflict and impasse found within the primary works studied. Despite the fact that today children are one of the most coveted demographics in marketing and viewership, academic work on children's media, and children in media, is just beginning. Kidding Around assembles experts from this inchoate field, opening discussion to traditional and non-traditional children's texts.

Memories Of A Depression Baby Just Kidding Around

Author : Sonja G. Farr
ISBN : 9781449746728
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Memories of a Depression Baby paints a vivid description of surviving as a kid growing up during the Great Depression. Times were hard, but kids always found a way to amuse themselves in spite of the hard reality of the times. There was very little money to spend on entertainment, so we devised our own methods of amusement. “There were no televisions, cell phones, video games, iPods, etc. Heck, we didn’t even have electric typewriters, but we thought we had it all. We just didn’t know any differently. Eventually, this generation put us on the moon and helped to invent many of the electronic wonders of today.”

A Savage Presence

Author : WL Knightly
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Genre : Fiction
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Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

No Kidding

Author : Henriette Mantel
ISBN : 9781580054591
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In No Kidding, comedy writer Henriette Mantel tackles the topic of actually not having kids. This fascinating collection features a star-studded group of contributors—including Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman, Laurie Graff, and other accomplished, funny women—writing about why they opted out of motherhood. Whether their reasons have to do with courage, apathy, monetary considerations, health issues, or something else entirely, the essays featured in the pages of No Kidding honestly (and humorously) delve into the minds of women who have chosen what they would call a more sane path. Hilarious, compelling, and inspiring, No Kidding reveals a perspective that has too long been hidden, shamed, and silenced—and celebrates an entire population of women who have decided that kids are just not right for them. Additional contributors include Janette Barber, Cheryl Bricker, Valri Bromfield, Cindy Caponera, Bonnie Datt, Jeanne Dorsey, Nora Dunn, Jane Gennaro, Julie Halston, Debbie Kasper, Sue Kolinsky, Maureen Langan, Beth Lapides, Bernadette Luckett, Merrill Markoe, Andrea Carla Michaels, Vanda Mikoloski, Judy Morgan, Judy Nielsen, Susan Norfleet, Suzanne O’Neil, Jennifer Prediger, Kathryn Rossetter, Betsy Salkind, Patricia Scanlon, Jeanette Schwaba Vigne, Nancy Shayne, Carol Siskind, Ann Slichter, Tracy Smith, Suzy Soro, Amy Stiller, and Nancy Van Iderstine.

Just Kidding

Author : Annie Bryant
ISBN : 9781416995708
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Great new adventures in the bestselling series from Aladdin M!X! Just in time for summer reading, Aladdin M!X offers two brand-new Beacon Street Girls books. In The Great Scavenger Hunt, the BSG and their classmates discover some exciting surprises during a weekend adventure on Cape Cod; and the series’ sixth special adventure, Ready! Set! Hawaii! has the BSG enjoying a glamerous cruise vacation. Plus, two more backlist favorites get makeovers: Fashion Frenzy, in which Katani and Maeve travel to New York City for a teen fashion show, and Just Kidding.

Dangerous Dana

Author : Doris Miller
ISBN : 9780966205510
Genre : Fiction
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DANGEROUS DANA is a Mystery/Suspense/Thriller about a young gorgeous Caribbean woman living in New York who gets revenge by killing people, living a secret double life as a murderer. DANGEROUS DANA involves chasings, fistfights, chokings, stalkings, arrests, jail time, prison time and a series of murders. Dana is not the kind of person who goes around looking for trouble, but if it happens to come her way or any member in her family’s way, she will become a psychopath and respond with violence. Dana fights like a boxer and is very well known for breaking people’s bones when she fights. She believes in fighting fire with fire. Is she a savior, or is she a psycho? Is she a vigilante, or is she a homicidal maniac?

Second Chance Ryan Lock

Author : Sean Black
ISBN : 9781508057246
Genre : Fiction
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All Ryan Lock books and box sets on sale until September 10th! Over the years, former military bodyguard Ryan Lock has made more than his fair share of enemies. It was only a matter of time before one of them came looking for payback . . . A serial rapist brutally murdered inside California’s highest-security prison for women. A frantic gun battle in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. A beautiful, young defense attorney violently abducted from her office. A series of apparently random events that are anything but. Someone is hell bent on revenge, and their target’s name is Ryan Lock. Praise for the Ryan Lock series: “Readers, meet Ryan Lock – a tough-guy hero for the new age.” Gregg Hurwitz “This series is ace!” The Bookseller “This is a writer, and a hero, to watch.” - Geoffrey Wansell, The Daily Mail “Black’s style is supremely slick.” - Jeremy Jehu, The Daily Telegraph

No Kidding About Bullying

Author : Naomi Drew
ISBN : 9781631981814
Genre : Education
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Practical, research-based activities for educators to teach students positive skills and attitudes to increase kindness and prevent bullying. With new lessons, an added foreword, and a revised introduction, this updated edition of No Kidding About Bullying gives educators and youth leaders hands-on activities to prevent bullying in schools and help kids in grades 3–6 cope with the effects of bullying when it does occur. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 students and teachers, this flexible resource can be used alone or as a complement to anti-bullying and character education programs already in place. Each of the 126 lessons may be completed in 20 minutes or less and include games, role-plays, group discussions, art projects, and language arts exercises that build respect, empathy, and kindness. Digital content includes student handouts from the book and bonus materials.

The Worst Night Ever

Author : Dave Barry
ISBN : 9781484785980
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School -- home of the Fighting Conchs -- and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest. When Wyatt and Matt try to get Frank back, they concoct a plan to attend a party for the cool clique at the Bevin's waterfront mansion and stumble onto the Bevin family's dark and deadly secret. That's when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse.

The Zilpha Keatley Snyder Treasury Volume One

Author : Zilpha Keatley Snyder
ISBN : 9781504050760
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Nine novels from a three-time Newbery Honor author whose “tales of wonder, mystery, and suspense beguiled two generations of children and young adults” (The New York Times). Blending realism and fantasy, Zilpha Keatley Snyder was a master at drawing young readers into mesmerizing worlds. Collected in one volume, here are some of her most memorable and beloved novels. TheVelvet Room explores ranch life for a child of a former migrant worker. Cat Running offers a unique glimpse into one girl’s experience when her family takes in a malnourished, barefooted “Okie” during the Depression In Song of the Gargoyle, thirteen-year-old Tymmon befriends a strange and enchanted forest creature. In The Trespassers, a boy and his sister discover a secret hideaway in a deserted mansion—and maybe a ghost. And in Fool’s Gold, a group of teens discover a map that leads them through dangerous, abandoned gold mines. This treasury is a perfect introduction to the novels of one of the most revered figures in children’s literature.

Decisions And Orders Of The National Labor Relations Board V 352

Author : National Labor Relations Board (U.S.) Staff
ISBN : 0160817277
Genre : Business & Economics
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Includes the decisions and orders of the Board, a table of cases, and a cross reference index from the advance sheet numbers to the volume page numbers.

Life After Genius

Author : M. Ann Jacoby
ISBN : 9780446543033
Genre : Fiction
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Part Good Will Hunting, part Anne Tyler, and part Six Feet Under, LIFE AFTER GENIUS is the story of a young math prodigy who leaves college on the brink of graduation, and returns home to confront the ghosts of his past and learn some surprising truths about the nature of failure and success. Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obession. At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don't understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life's journey -- learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead--that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as "the young Fegley genius." Equal parts academic thriller and poignant coming-of-age story, LIFE AFTER GENIUS follows the remarkable journey of a young man who must discover that the heart may know what the head hasn't yet learned.

The Gnostic Luciferian New Age Babylon Revisited

Author : Gregory Lessing Garrett
ISBN : 9780359888764
Genre : Religion
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The Gnostic Luciferian New Age "Utopia" will be based upon a Mystery Babylon re-visitation of tolerance for all behaviors narcissistically self-indulgent, sexually perverse, psychoactively induced, and sinfully decadent, with self-worship and self-adulation as the highest pinnacle of religious zeal. Additionally, utilizing the trickery and artifice of an Alien Antichrist Messiah Deception, the Luciferian Elite seek to obliterate Christianity and replace it with a Gnostic Pantheistic Cosmogenesis narrative, where Ancient Aliens are our true genetic origins, and Cosmic Evolution, with Mankind in tow, is the Grand Design of the Universe. Since this is a very real situation which effects all the world in the direst sort of way, the contents of this book are relevant to all citizens of the world. This book bravely explores the various guises that this repackaged Babylonian Gnostic Luciferianism has taken and how it got to this point, as well as offers answers to this nefarious situation.

Harlequin Western Romance January 2017 Box Set

Author : Patricia Thayer
ISBN : 9781488013485
Genre : Fiction
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Romance—the Western way! Harlequin Western Romance brings you a collection of four new heartwarming contemporary romances of everyday women finding love. Available now! This box set includes: HER COLORADO SHERIFF Newly hired as interim sheriff of Hidden Springs, Colorado, Cullen Brannigan plans to move into a house on the family ranch…except he finds it’s already occupied by Shelby Townsend and her five-year-old nephew! A VALENTINE FOR THE COWBOY Sapphire Mountain Cowboys • by Marie Ferrarella Rancher Eli Clayton is raising his little fourteen-month-old daughter, Libby. When he sees her happily ensconced in the arms of a beautiful stranger, he begins to wonder if his daughter needs a mommy…and if he needs a wife! THE BULL RIDER'S COWGIRL Men of Raintree Ranch • by April Arrington When easy-living bull rider Colt Mead becomes his young sister’s guardian, he needs Jen Taylor’s help. But it will take more than friendship to convince the determined barrel racer to give up her race for glory. RODEO FATHER by Mary Sullivan Cowboy Travis Read has always been a loner. But when he meets Rachel McGuire, the pregnant widow and her daughter make him believe being part of a family might be possible after all!

During The Reign Of The Queen Of Persia

Author : Joan Chase
ISBN : 9781590177396
Genre : Fiction
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Joan Chase’s subtle story of three generations of women negotiating lifetimes of “joy and ruin” deserves its place alongside such achievements as Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women. The Queen of Persia is not an exotic figure but a fierce Ohio farmwife who presides over a household of daughters and granddaughters. The novel tells their stories through the eyes of the youngest members of the family, four cousins who spend summers on the farm, for them both a life-giving Eden and the source of terrible discoveries about desire and loss. The girls bicker and scrap, they whisper secrets at bedtime, and above all, they observe the kinds of women their mothers are and wonder what kind of women they will become. But always present is the family’s great trauma, the decline and eventual death from cancer of Gram’s daughter Grace. A powerful story about family ties and tensions, During the Reign of the Queen of Persia is also a book about place, charting the transformation of the old hardscrabble Midwest into the commercial wilderness of modern America.

Webster S New World American Idioms Handbook

Author : Gail Brenner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111887977
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A guide to American idioms provides explanations of each idiom, grammar and usage notes, and examples of how to use idioms effectively.

The Temple Of Gold

Author : William Goldman
ISBN : 9781453291993
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times–bestselling author’s phenomenal debut novel about growing up in midwestern, midcentury America. Raymond Euripides Trevitt grows up virtually alone in the small town of Athens, Illinois, until a new boy moves in next door. His name is Zachary Crowe, but he goes by Zock. They’re as different as two midwestern boys can be, but their friendship will go on to shape—if not define—both of their lives. In the early days, Ray takes Zock hiking and Zock teaches Ray about poetry. They run away to Chicago, hide out in movie theaters, and watch Gunga Din over and over. By high school, it’s clear that Ray is no student while Zock is destined for Harvard. Still, they grow up side-by-side, through adolescence, double-dating, and first love. But during a summer visit home, a tragic accident leaves Ray racked with guilt. Alone once again, Ray discovers that in the depths of despair, resilience and hope are waiting to be found. The Temple of Gold launched the career of bestselling novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter William Goldman, best known for Marathon Man and The Princess Bride. This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

Art Does Not Exist

Author : Rosalyn Drexler
ISBN : 0932511988
Genre : Fiction
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Does she receive an NEA grant? How much hipper can hip be than Art Does (Not!) Exist?

Arkansas County Moonshine Wars

Author : T. Leon Doyle
ISBN : 9781475951738
Genre : Fiction
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Larry Jack arrives home from the Korean War with a divorce and no prospects for a future he now assumes will be lonely. As luck would have it, however, with his discharge paper still in hand, Larry Jack is offered the job of a lifetime as a revenuer in his homeland of Arkansas County, Arkansas. He is placed in charge of investigating bootleggers and possible drug dealers in the region—and even though he’s a native, he does not receive the warmest of welcomes. Larry Jack’s Arkansas is a bit wild; there are vicious feuds, rough-and-tumble fighting in the honky-tonks, and shootouts on the town square. Despite their personal differences, though, the people of the bayou have one thing in common: distaste for authority figures, which makes his job difficult. His life gets even more interesting when he encounters an old flame by the name of Mary Ann. Meanwhile, it soon becomes apparent in his investigation that Larry Jack isn’t just dealing with local crooks. A crime syndicate is behind the drug-dealing, and in order to convict Larry Jack will have to risk his own life against not only guns but also water moccasins, alligators, and bears. With Mary Ann at his side, he might be able to navigate the bayou, but how will he bring these criminals to justice without ending up with a bullet in the back?

Robin Brooks

Author : Derrick Wallen Jr
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Robin Brooks’s life was normal until he began suffering from a strange condition causing him to arise to the calling of the rumored ancestral gods. His enemies learn of his calling and knows the threat he poses and will stop at nothing until his soul is claimed for their version of justice. Will time aid the young Robin escape his enemies wrath? Join me on this thrilling time adventure as this debut novel spins a fresh take on fantasy and science fiction.

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