Emily Taylor - The Teenage Mum

Having just turned fourteen, Emily is finding life as the only human on Camillo a little lonely. When she decides to start a family she has no idea just what she is letting herself in for... Contains mild swear words and oblique sexual references. Suitable 13 years and up.Kara Laquin wanted nothing more than to forget. Forget the past, live in the present, and ignore the future. When a massive solar flare destroys all electronics and throws the country into chaos, Kara is nearly a whole state away from her lost love, Blaine. He can wait only three days before moving on. With access to fuel limited, she must do anything necessary to get to him before he is forced to move on, but society is crumbling around her. Looters and murderers prowl the cities during the day, and something even worse roams at night.
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Grum!

While exploring an abandoned, broken down factory, two girls stumble across a mysterious package that reads, "Grum, do not open-not ready for sale." Curiosity soon prevails (as it often does) and soon... grown ups who act like children, giant slugs, magical desert restaurants, and many other amazing adventures unravel. One reviewer- " It's like Chalie, Coroline, and Wimpy Kid all rolled into one!"Grum is a chapter book for grades 3-6. It is a story of two girls who discover magical bubble gum. The gum takes them on a series of magical and hilarious mishaps, such as sleeping with slugs, a magic pizzaria in the middle of the desert, a troll who needs help fixing his bridge. Children love this book.One reader commented about her favorite part of this book, "It is as adventurous as "Coraline", as delicious as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", and funnier than "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Enjoy!
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Samuel the Sliding Sausage - Boodles HooHa House Origins

From the original writer of the late 1970's children’s cult TV series ‘Chorlton and the Wheelies’ and ‘Jamie and the Magic Torch’. ‘Samuel the Sliding Sausage’ – a classic 70's origin of HooHa House – has been made available as a FREE download (Various distributors) in the hope and that you, or your child, likes the story enough to buy the Boodle Books ‘Origins’ box set.‘Queenie the Quivering Quilt’ also part of this box set is also being made available as a FREE download.The 'Boodle HooHa House Origins’ box set includes the following stories and costs around £1.99 ($2.99) depending in region.1. Samuel the Sliding Sausage2. Wally the Wobbling Wellington3. Percy the Peeping Pot Plant4. Maurice the Messy Mop5. Queenie the Quivering Quilt6. Terrence the Terrible TapCharming, funny and beautifully written and illustrated Boodle Books are all about imagination. The notion of inanimate things coming to life is hardly original – which is precisely why the author gave it credence – because a child’s imagination has no bounds and there simply isn’t a child who hasn’t at some point taken a spoon or a daffodil and given it a name and a story.These delightful Boodle Books belong to children, to help inspire adult imagination too.Based on these original stories, the new HooHa House series runs to 26 titles covering every letter of the alphabet.
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A Nail, a Rose

Enchanting stories of women's inner lives by the rediscovered Belgian author Madeleine BourdouxheThe seven stories in A Nail, A Rose confirm Madeleine Bourdouxhe's status as an under-appreciated master of the form. Like her critically lauded novels Marie and La Femme de Giles, these stories tunnel into the conflicted hearts of their female characters in fluid, beautiful prose. These are stories of longing and dissatisfaction, of mundane lives ruptured by strange currents of feeling. A woman, wandering alone and heartbroken, is first attacked and then romantically pursued by a stranger, who returns to her house to offer her gifts. A maid wears her mistress's expensive coat to meet her lover, but finds herself more preoccupied with fantasies of intimacy with her mistress. With piercing insight and candour, Bourdouxhe offers seven unforgettable portraits of the expansive inner lives of ordinary women.
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Emily Taylor - The Apprentice

After Abdullah's seedy penthouse in Khartoum is destroyed in a missile attack Emily finds herself in the middle of a grassy prairie in the pouring rain. Is she dead? Is she in heaven? Is the strange alien who he claims to be? Book 3 in the Emily Taylor series.Written to be an enjoyable read for ages 12 years to adult"This book was so good I couldn't put it down. It's loosely based off of Aladdin, but it focuses more on Jasmine, which I really liked." ~ Amazon Review"Keeping true to her magical worlds and characters, Miss Workman has once again given us a beautiful and magical story." ~ Amazon ReviewOnce upon a time there lived a vampire with wings and the genie who loved her...My name is Jasmine and I'm an original vampire. Created by the world's magics, I must drink the blood of the seven in order to sustain myself. On top of that I have wings. Large, black wings that make everything from dressing to sleeping more difficult. My parents tell me I'm special and that I should embrace my uniqueness, but all I want is to be normal. Attend a regular high school and have friends in the human realm, just like they did. So when I meet Laeddin and he agrees to grant me three wishes, I make the ultimate choice. But will it lead to my happily ever after or the destruction of the world? Only time will tell and there isn't much left. Books in the Blood and Snow world told from Jasmine's point of view include: Vampire LiesVampire SecretsVampire NightsVampire FateVampire PreyVampire MagicsBLOOD AND SNOW WORLD ORDER Blood and Snow 1.1 ~ 1.4Blood and Snow 2.1 ~ 2.4Blood and Snow 3.1 ~ 3.4Blood and Snow 3.5 ~ 3.8The Cindy Chronicles 4.1 ~ 4.6Vampire Lies 5A Beauty So Beastly 6Vampire Secrets 7Asha's Kisses 8.1Asha's Curse 8.2Asha's Magic 8.3Asha's Choice 8.4Vampire Nights 9The Professor's Origin 0.1Alice in DemonLand 10Vampire Fate 11Ellora's Tail 12.1Vampire Prey 13Vampire Magics 14
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Emily Taylor - Abducted

Emily Taylor is on holiday in Spain when she's abducted from a remote beach. After a harrowing ordeal in a sack, she finds herself on a camel train crossing the Sahara. She vows to escape and find her way back to Sheffield to eat fish and chips in the rain before anything nasty happens or she's sold to slavery...Book 1 in a series of 4.Suitable for readers 12 years to adultFor centuries, Gods and Creatures of the Damned have walked amongst mortals. Unbeknownst of the myth known to mortals, the Creatures of the Damned live in a realm cloaked inside their own, called Pearu. But when the dethroned Queen creates chaos in the mortal world, the Gods banish the Creatures of the Damned back to Pearu, sealing the Gates.Aristaeus is a Hell Demon from Pearu, and a Prince. An agreement between the King of Pearu and the Gods, has allowed him to roam the mortal world as a Reaper, capturing souls. The only problem is being a Reaper has left the Hell Demon with unfathomable feelings for mortals that are not fit for his kind. All Aristaeus wants is to stop the feelings and do his job, while not capturing the unwanted attention from the Gods. But when the dethroned Queen suddenly reappears, mayhem strikes.The King declares war against the Gods, the dethroned Queen just may be harboring an orb that could destroy the world of Pearu, and Aristaeus is beginning to possess powers unknown of a Hell Demon. With the help of his best friend and the Goddess Astraea, Aristaeus must put a stop to the war and the dethroned Queen, while coming to terms with the fact that he may be something far more dangerous than that of a God and Demon.
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For A Long Time, Afraid Of The Night

In the middle of the night in early April, 1994, Arsène, an eight-year old Rwandan boy, flees his village as shouts and gunshots draw near. Carrying only a battered suitcase of his father’s, hastily packed with a few essential items by his grandmother—who along with the rest of his family and the entire village will be massacred that night—he runs into the wilderness and wanders alone and afraid through unspeakable horrors. Some years later, his story and that of a young writing teacher, Suzanne, converge. As a teenager adopted by a Parisian couple and enrolled in a private school, Arsène is prompted by her assignment to bring in a cherished family object, for which he chooses the battered family suitcase, and his story unfolds—first in painful increments and then in a flood of confession he can only reveal by dictation. Suzanne in turn is reeling from the death of her father and the loss of her own childhood home. The two find a deep, emotional connection that transcends race, history, and geography.
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A Land Apart

This gripping story of adventure and courage is set in a magnificent wilderness with the French, English, Iroquois, and Wendat just starting to do battle for what would become the US and Canada. The novel begins with the English pitted against the French, both aggressively claiming the land and resources of North America for themselves. The Iroquois align with the English, the Wendat with the French. The warring conflict between Iroquois and Wendat goes back generations, but exists in an uneasy balance until the English sell guns to the Iroquois. Etienne Brulé, a historical character, has lived with the Wendat for 25 years. He knows even if he can get guns for the Wendat, the price everyone will pay in the end will be way too much.
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Muslim

Muslim: A Novel is a genre-bending, poetic reflection on what it means to be Muslim from one of France's leading writers. In this novel, the second in a trilogy, Rahmani's narrator contemplates the loss of her native language and her imprisonment and exile for being Muslim, woven together in an exploration of the political and personal relationship of language within the fraught history of Islam. Drawing inspiration from the oral histories of her native Berber language, the Koran, and French children's tales, Rahmani combines fiction and lyric essay in to tell an important story, both powerful and visionary, of identity, persecution, and violence.
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Cinch Knot

Pipeline security guard Dan Webster and pump station technician Gwen Stevens discover a nuclear device inside an ultrasonic inspection pig, and are convinced it is a part of a sinister conspiracy involving the pipeline. They discover a multinational plot, Cinch Knot, masterminded by influential oil and shipping leaders to restrict the flow of oil by nuking the pipeline and driving the price of oil upward. Thus, the fate of the Alaska oil pipeline, Valdez, pristine, Prince William sound, and economic stability of the world, as well as the lives of thousands of people are threatened unless the bomb is disarmed and the schemers are stopped. Fast moving—Cinch Knot's 200 pages takes the reader on an intriguing international chase to stop the scheme, and to the story's surprise ending.
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Parts of Speech Superhero Monsters!

Super fun way to teach your kids about the parts of speech! You can begin teaching at an early age because it is in story format!V.Campudoni's 1994 illustrated novel of darkness, and redemption, and a little lost cat.
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