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Simple lines. Simple story. Universal appeal. It''s happened before in the publishing world, and it''s happened again with The Peril of Magnificent Love.Author Bradley Trevor Greive walked into a rare-book shop in Sydney, Australia several years ago and felt like he was looking back in time. There before him was a creative force as raw, strong, and straightforward as himself when he was trying to launch his eventual hit The Blue Day Book. Her name was Emma Magenta.Magenta is the author-illustrator of The Peril of Magnificent Love, the first of a series published by Night Butterfly, an imprint founded by BTG. The book introduces readers to the emotional world of a young girl who seeks love with a three-eared bunny and pursues a course to win him. Much to her chagrin, the girl discovers love''s path is fraught with illusion and strewn with disappointment. Nevertheless, the young heroine overcomes her disillusions and finds new possibilities and strength in the lessons she''s learned.Magenta illustrates her seemingly simple tale with red, black, and white drawings that are filled with detail and emotion. Her keen, mischievous eye delves deeply and honestly into remote corners of the human heart. This artistic skill and the quirky text befriend readers on every page. The Peril of Magnificent Love''s emotional adventure is an empowering experience for women of all ages. The book speaks to an even broader audience through its reflection of innocent dreams, sometimes-hard reality, and discerning hope for the future.
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Can acting in love lead to the real thing? This standalone addition to the Flirt series is sweet, fresh, and clean.Abbey couldn’t be more excited. The end of the school year is coming, as is the annual sophomore class renaissance faire…and the headlining theatrical performance, where Abbey will be starring as a lead. There’s only one problem: her costar, Jason Hardy. Everyone else might think Jason is perfect, but Abbey knows the truth. She remembers what he did at the school dance, and she knows he’s a total jerk. But during the daily rehearsals, Abbey starts to see a side to Jason she hadn’t noticed before...and he might not be as bad as she thought. Each day she’s falling for him just a little bit more, and she thinks maybe Jason feels the same. Or maybe he’s a better actor than Abbey could have guessed.
Category: Friendship
In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald''s, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children—everything from cousins (celebrities for little kids) to toddlers’ communication skills (“they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news”), to the eating habits of four year olds (“there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor”). Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.
In this riveting and emotional conclusion to the thriller-romance Janie series, that started with The Face on the Milk Carton, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve''s love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.
Two teens discover the true danger of love in this gripping novel from Printz Honor–winning author Chris Lynch.Oliver loves Junie Blue. That’s true. Pretty much everything else is a lie. Both known for their deceit, Junie and O’s relationship was the only honest thing they had. But now that’s over. Oliver’s been dumped, and he’s miserable. Junie says they’re done. Unless she’s lying? Junie’s father works for One Who Knows, the head of an organized crime family. He won’t tell O where Junie is, not even after O hears a rumor that Junie’s won the lottery—and that One Who Knows expects to be given her ticket. O fears Junie’s in danger, and he’s determined to come to her rescue. But is there honestly anything he can do?
Category: Friendship
An adorable kitty helps a young girl understand the nature of friendship in this sweetly uplifting picture book.Ella and Maddy are best friends. But one day Maddy says she is moving away, and she asks Ella to look after her cat, Marmalade. Both Ella and Marmalade cry and cry when Maddy leaves. Ella tries to do fun things—like pick apples, stomp through puddles, and ice skate on the pond—but somehow nothing is fun without her friend Maddy. Then one morning Ella finds Marmalade curled up by her feet, and as they spend more and more time together, a unique friendship begins to grow. A Year with Marmalade is a charming book about about losing friends and making new ones. Set against a beautiful backdrop of the turning seasons, this story of transition reminds us that change, while constant, is not always a bad thing.
Category: Friendship
The power of love compels us to be together, across coordinates near and far. Take a journey with this tiny book and travel to the heart of what matters between two people—love. Through die-cut dot-by-dot imagery, heartwarming greetings reveal themselves on every other page. Pass this precious gift on to a special someone and there is no doubt he or she will connect to you, heart-to-heart.
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Meet Aoki! She may be the smallest Kokeshi, but Aoki''s infectious enthusiasm can make anyone laugh. On her whirlwind trip to Tokyo, she will ride a high-speed train, dance under cherry blossom trees, and visit a zen garden. With sneak-peek flaps, fun die-cuts, and lavish gatefolds, this interactive exploration will enchant Kokeshi fans of all sizes! Smart, clever and irresistibly precious (in a good way) - The New York TimesThese adorable stories are just as sweet as a shelf full of dolls - CoolMomPicks.com
Category: Friendship
There''s a first for everything. When you build up something in your mind -- really imagine it, wish for it -- sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn''t live up to your expectations. True love is nothing like that. Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can''t get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven''t been together all that long, they know it''s serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom. But it''s senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big first: a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?
Category: Relationships
Can honesty lead to heartbreak if the truth is subjective? A compelling novel in verse from Sonya Sones.Her friends have a joke about her:How can you tell if Colette is lying? Her mouth is open. Fifteen-year-old Colette is addicted to lying. Her shrink says this is because she’s got a very bad case of Daughter-of-a-famous-movie-star Disorder—so she lies to escape out from under her mother’s massive shadow. But Colette doesn’t see it that way. She says she lies because it’s the most fun she can have with her clothes on. Not that she’s had that much fun with her clothes off. At least not yet, anyway… When her mother drags her away from Hollywood to spend the entire summer on location in a boring little town in the middle of nowhere, Colette is less than thrilled. But then she meets a sexy biker named Connor. He’s older, gorgeous, funny, and totally into her. So what if she lies to him about her age, and about who her mother is? I mean, she has to keep her mother’s identity a secret from him. If he finds out who she really is, he’ll forget all about Colette, and start panting and drooling and asking her for her mother’s autograph. Just like everyone always does. But what Colette doesn’t know is that Connor is keeping a secret of his own…
Category: Relationships
What if you lost the thing that made you who you are? Lexi has always been stunning. Her butter-colored hair and perfect features have helped her attract friends, a boyfriend, and the attention of a modeling scout. But everything changes the night Lexi''s face goes through a windshield. Now she''s not sure what''s worse: the scars she''ll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she''s much more than just a pretty face.
Category: Friendship
A clever, interactive book that offers six things to try when baby starts to cry!Why, oh, why does baby cry?Children will love helping Mommy find out why the new baby is crying. Fun flaps and sturdy tabs let children check Baby’s diaper, offer her a bottle of milk, take her temperature, and give the little one what she needs most—a loving cuddle!
Vintage Furniture is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated guide to the most iconic and groundbreaking designs since the turn of the century. This fascinating story is accompanied by photographs of classic furniture in period settings as well as in specially commissioned illustrations. More than 250 colour photographs demonstrate the materials, technical accomplishments and exquisite workmanship that make vintage furniture designs so enduring, both in condition and in popularity.
Winner of the Children''s Choice Book Awards'' Teen Choice Debut Author AwardEveryone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody. Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It''s written all over the slut stall in the girls'' bathroom: Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers and Alice got an abortion last semester. After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they know about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there''s only one person to ask: Alice herself.This title has Common Core connections.
Category: Relationships
Sweet, rhyming text from Ellen Weiss and charming illustrations from Sam Williams bring Little Monster to life in this sweet and humorous story about the special bond between parents and their own little monsters.
In middle school, nothing is more important than friendship.When Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table with the group she has dreamed of joining, she can hardly believe her luck. Everyone seems so nice, so kind to one another. But all is not as it seems with her new friends, and soon she''s caught in a maelstrom of lies, misunderstandings, accusations and counter-accusations, all happening very publicly in the relentless, hyperconnected social media world from which there is no escape.Six eighth-graders, four girls and two boys, struggle to understand and process their fractured glimples into one another''s lives as they find new ways to disconnect, but also to connect, in Rachel Vail''s richest and most searching book.
Category: Friendship
Join Mercer Mayer’s classic and beloved character, Little Critter®, as he heads to the science museum with his classmates. They play with a tornado machine, build a potato battery, experiment with a giant magnifying glass, and much more! Whether he’s in the classroom or out, Little Critter knows that learning is out of this world!This brand-new 8x8 storybook about Little Critter’s fun-filled day of learning is an exciting adventure for fans old and new.
Category: Friendship
Charlie Brown makes a new friend—Franklin—in this 8x8 Peanuts storybook!After Charlie Brown and Franklin meet at the beach, Charlie Brown introduces his new friend to everyone in the neighborhood. Everyone in the Peanuts gang thinks he’s great, but what does Franklin think of a girl who has an advice booth and a dog who thinks he’s an airplane pilot? These new friends are interesting to say the least! © 2018 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
Category: Friendship
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