Being a classroom hamster means having to be ready for anything?but suddenly there are a lot of big surprises in Humphrey's world. Some are exciting, like seeing the playground during a fire drill and getting to roll around in a hamster ball. But some aren't so good, like a cat creeping around, a different janitor who might be from another planet, and the most shocking thing of all?the possibility of Mrs. Brisbane retiring. Even with all that's going on, Humphrey makes time to help a few classmates with their problems. But could Mrs. Brisbane leaving school be one problem that's just too big for this little guy to solve?"Friendship According to Humphrey" received a Christopher Award, and kids voted "The World According to Humphrey" the winner of children's choice awards in six states. Plus, it's been nominated for ten others.
It's back to school time for the kids of Camden Falls. and for Flora, Olivia, and Nikki, that means a new school - and new challenges. It's September in Camden Falls. and it's time for Flora, Nikki, and Olivia to move up to the Central School from their old elementary school. As seventh graders, they'll be sharing the halls with kids from other towns - and from grades as high as twelfth. Flora and Nikki are excited. but Olivia isn't at all. She's always been the youngest girl in her class. Now she's the youngest girl in the whole school - and plenty of kids, both friends and bullies, are noticing. When Olivia runs afoul of a popular girl, she realizes she has to grow up fast. or get left behind.
Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating on his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are-nice and peaceful. From acclaimed children's writer Eve Bunting comes a beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon, and Squirrel. In Outdoor Surprises Frog eagerly joins a singing group, helps Squirrel rescue a baby bird, and provides a voice of reason when his woodland friends are scared by a nighttime story.
Share these magically changing pictures and sparkling Easter goodies with your special Easter bunny In this charming Easter story, alternating spreads of this unique, interactive format features a window with moving panels that shift to change the picture with the pull of a tab. From pastel plastic eggs, out spill your favorite toys An empty easter basket fills up with bright, colorful jellybeans and holiday chocolates Those pages not featuring a pull-tab window sparkle with dazzling foil. With clever rhymes hopping through the book, children learn that the best Easter suprise of all is having fun with your family and friends
The Cupcake Club comes to Katie's defense when a surprise at school leads to unfair gossip. When Katie's mom says it's time for Katie to meet her new boyfriend, Katie is excited and nervous. She thinks she's prepared, but she's shocked instead. Her mom's boyfriend is Jeff Green-as in Mr. Green, a math teacher in her grade Katie tries to act as normal as possible, but when mean girl Olivia finds out, she tells everyone that Katie is getting special treatment because her mom is dating a teacher. How can Katie stop Olivia and deal with all the new events in her life? It's the Cupcake Club to the rescue, as Katie's friends come to her defense, including an unexpected ally.
Meet Tugg and Teeny. Best friends since - well, forever Tugg (a gorilla) and Teeny (a monkey) live together in their jungle neighborhood, Sidekick Thicket. As opposite as night and day, the two friends work and play together, each helping the other face life's challenges. Lively, impulsive Teeny always wants to try new things. Sure and steady Tugg is always there to lend a hand or give a word of encouragement. In this beginning chapter book series, Book One's trio of stories has Teeny learning to become a musician, developing her talents as an artist, and fine-tuning her skills as a poet. Book Two has her pondering strange and quirky situations in the jungle. All with the help of her best friend Tugg.
Contains Count Me In! and Shapes & Surprises. We invite your child to join Jibberboosh and friends in a world of imagination - where learning is and adventure! Jibberboosh teaches basic skills with songs, riddles, and guessing games. these delightful programs will build self-confidence, increase school readiness and reinforce positive character traits. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Simple Math, Dinosaurs.
Today the very ideas that made America great imperil its future. Our plans go awry and policies fail. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to improve lives, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions made to stem a financial crisis guarantee its worsening. Environmental strategies to protect species lead to their extinction. The traditional physics of power has been replaced by something radically different. In The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo puts forth a revelatory new model for understanding our dangerously unpredictable world. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology, and the science of networks, he describes a new landscape of inherent unpredictability-and remarkable, wonderful possibility.
MAGENTA-Magenta Cling Rubber Stamps. These stamps feature high- density cushion with a smooth layer that clings to your acrylic blocks. The images are crisp and precise so your projects turn out great every time! This package contains one small cling rubber stamp. Imported.
A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London. A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about London. It includes: A Museum of Magical Curiosities; The City's Lost Tunnels and Citadels; The Ghost of a She-Wolf; The Bawdy House Riots; The Story of "Jack the Stripper"; The Atmospheric Railway; The Thames Ringway Bicycle Race; A Banker Hanged at Newgate; The Crossdressing Highwayman; Bluebottles, Rozzers and Woodentops; The Hidden Statue of a Beaver; The "Belgravia of Death"; Whitehall's Licensed Brothel; Pin-Makers, Mole-Takers and Rat Catchers; Drinking in "The Bucket of Blood"; London's Most Haunted House. All of London is here
Surprises was reproduced on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original. The overall paper size is 21.00 x 9.00 inches and the image size is 21.00 x 9.00 inches. This print is ready for hanging or framing. Brand New and Rolled and ready for display or framingPrint Title: SurprisesPaper Size: 21.00 x 9.00 inchesPublisher: Haddads Fine ArtArtist: Ralph Burch
This unique collection of short stories celebrates the creative power of imagination. At Hurwitz's invitation 10 well-known children's authors have written pieces based on a single premise: a young person finds an empty box among his or her birthday gifts. The enormously varied responses range in tone from amusing to heartwarmingly sad; all provide food for thought. An excellent surprise package."-School Library Journal.
Our culture is experiencing an exploding population of seniors who are living longer and better. They're getting plenty of how-to advice about battling the aging process eat like a bird, exercise like an athlete, nip and tuck like a starlet, stay busy and don't stop. This book is different; it says stop Slow down to reflect on the desire for meaning that is a natural part of later life. Have the courage and curiosity to focus on the inner changes in the aging process that fuel the outer experience so that you can make wise choices about how you want to live this part of life. Based on dozens of interviews in this age demographic, this engaging guide to later life provides information, inspiration and humor shared by thoughtful elders to help you greet these years as the grand adventure they can be. Contributors speak honestly about the challenges of coping with losses, as well as the delight of becoming comfortable in one's own skin. From dealing with "body betrayal" to clarifying what really matters, they explore transformative questions that can help you acknowledge and appreciate a deepening spirituality that comes in your advancing years: What has surprised you most about getting older? What have you discovered about yourself that you didn't already know? How has your faith journey affected the process? How have your beliefs in God and the afterlife changed?
Made you look Kids will uncover their inner guerrilla artist as they sneak funny art projects into surprising places to make people smile For young artists, tricksters, and crafters, here is a hip, friendly how-to manual for creating removable and shareable art projects from easily found materials. The sneaky part is in the installation Each work of art is custom-created for display in public places - a tiny cork-bottomed boat in a public fountain, a plate of tiny paper cupcakes on your teacher's desk, a penny left on the ground for a stranger, a funny message left on your mother's bathroom mirror, and more. This utterly unique guide - part craft book, part art-philosophy - offers a stylish and sweet "made-you-look-twice" spirit of fun meant to put a smile on the faces of strangers and loved ones alike.
If you've been waiting for a book that will evoke the delight and intrigue that mathematics has to offer, this is the book for you. What are the odds of finding two people who share the same birth date in a room of thirty-five? Most people would guess they're pretty low. In actuality, the probability is better than 80 percent. This is just one of many entertaining examples of mathematical curiosities presented. Two veteran math educators have created the perfect introduction to the wonders of mathematics for the general reader, requiring only a high school background in the subject. Among the entertaining and useful tricks they teach are shortcuts in arithmetic, such as ways to determine at a glance the exact divisors of any given number. They also demonstrate how the properties of certain numbers can lead to infinite loops. What is particularly exciting is how many correct answers turn out to be counterintuitive. Exploring all these features will instill insights into the nature of numbers, improve your ability to manipulate them, and give you an appreciation for the inherent elegance of mathematics. As you marvel at the many unusual relationships and novelties revealed in this ingenious and delightful presentation, you'll be learning more math than you ever thought possible - and will be relishing every moment of it
Journey back in time to the heartland of Iowa, where three women find healing and hope through the loves God brings to their lives. Tessa feels completely abandoned in Willow Creek, Iowa. until a kind man named Gideon begins healing her shattered heart. Pearl has no hopes for romantic love again. until Hubert comes to town and convinces her to dream once more. And Tillie knows Everett will never heal emotionally from the scars he sustained in a fire. until she can convince him his scars represent something beautiful to her.
Jibber! Jibber! Jibber! Boosh! Boosh! Boosh! Do you remember when a big box could be a race car, imaginary creatures made great playmates and learning was fun? Jibberboosh does! All kids make forts in their living rooms out of sofa cushions and cardboard boxes. We invite your child to enter the magical sofa fort and join Jibberboosh's friends in a world of imagination - where learning is an adventure! Jibberboosh teaches basic skills with songs, riddles, and guessing games. Along with Jibberboosh, your child will laugh and play with Six String Sally, Rhymin' Simon, Nikki Knock Knock, and Jumping Jack and Jackie. These delightful characters will build self-confidence, increase school readiness and reinforce positive character traits. "Shapes & Surprises": The children visit Jibberboosh for a sleep-over! Rhymin' Simon tells Jibberboosh and the children why they don't need to be afraid of the dark. The children and Six String Sally also learn to recognize basic shapes in the world around us. Bonus Educational Material.
Ready or not, here comes baby Talk about a bump in the road. Whether you were waiting until "the right time" to have kids or hoped and pleaded the day wouldn't come, you'll breathe a sigh of relief when you flip through "Oops " In this collection of humorous essays, Jezebel.com blogger Tracy Moore shares her personal experiences with jumping headfirst into motherhood-without a clue what she was doing. Unexpectedly pregnant at thirty-three, Moore's life completely changed when she had to give up her beloved cigarettes and cold deli meats and quickly learn how to care for the little bundle of (ahem) joy growing inside her. Her honest advice will help you cope with all the changes and feelings that will occur on your way to parenthood. From stockpiling baby supplies in just a few months to being the lone sober one at a party, this book answers all your questions and braces you for the unexpected.
What can brighten the day more than an unexpected happy message? Instant Happy Notes provides 101 sticky notes designed to share the smiles. Self-adhesive and perforated, these notes can be peeled off one at a time and posted anywhere a grateful recipient will see them mirror, door, TV, car window, desk. Packaged in an innovative sticky note format unlike any other happiness book, Instant Happy Notes offers 101 mini-messages of joy and has the power to instantly boost anyone's happiness. Packed full of quotes, doodles, coupons, and thoughts, it's a small book of stickies that creates a big impact on happiness.
Take off to Alaska and Canada, where rugged, untouched wilderness is awash in beauty and grandeur. Encounter mighty humpback whales working as a team to capture food as you kayak through Alaska's Inside Passage. Another wildlife wonder awaits at Admiralty Island, also known as "Bear Central," where Alaskan Grizzly Bears roam. Drive through the breathtaking forests, mountains and streams that adorn the Alaska Highway, and bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Denali National Park. Accept the challenge to climb Mt. McKinley, where the temperature at the summit can dip to ninety-five degrees below zero. Celebrate Native-American and Russian cultures linked by ritual in Eklunta Vollage Historical Park, and learn the fascinating origins of the "spirit houses" the Athabaskan Indians construct for their dead. For a golf outing that is anything but par for the course, tee up at Weeping Trout, the world's most remote golf course. In Canada, witness how the world's most extreme tides cause Bay of Fundy to empty itself twice a day. Meet hundreds of polar bears that make annual visits to the town of Churchill, Manitoba. Marvel at the Columbia Icefield, the source of eight major glaciers, and take a dip in the soothing waters of the Banff Hot Springs. After heart-racing dogsled and bobsled rides, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Princess Louisa Inlet.
Through this small group Bible study, Between a Rock and Grace Place, bestselling author Carol Kent gives proof that you can experience grace and joy during even the lowest moments of your life. Designed for use with the Between a Rock and a Grace Place DVD, this Participant's Guide helps you decide where you stand when you are caught between a rock and a hard place: Will you place yourself in a posture of humility and complete dependence on God, or will you just 'try harder' and stumble over what could be a transforming encounter with grace? Carol Kent and her husband, Gene, are living what some would call a heartbreaking life-their son, Jason, a young man who initially had so much promise, is now living out a life sentence for murder in a maximum security prison. All their appeals have been exhausted. But despite their hopeless situation, the Kent's live a life full of grace. With hope, joy, and a sense of humor, Carol helps you find God's 'grace places' in the midst of your worst moments. This Participant Guide provides individual and group activities, additional background material, and between-session personal studies that will enhance your experience of the video sessions. Sessions include: 1. Grace in the Hardest of Places - Surprised by Faith 2. Angels in Disguise - Surprised by Mercy 3. Longing for a Better Me - Surprised by Contentment4. The Secret Power of Gratitude - Surprised by Thanksgiving 5. Why Do You Weep? - Surprised by Joy6. Dwelling in the Great Place - Surprised by Freedom
Here are the saints and sinners, popes and kings that God used to shape his Church and change the world. You'll meet Clovis and Charlemagne, Luther and Pope Leo, Suleiman and St. Francis, the Arians, the Franks, the Huguenots, and others whose sins or sacrifices altered the course of history. Here, too, are the wars and plagues, the ideas and institutions - and, yes, the miracles - that gave birth to our Christian civilization and often threatened to doom it. Experience the battles of Tours and Lepanto, the Crusades, the Russian Revolution, and Fatima, the miracle that foretold (and offered a way to prevent) the conflicts that killed millions in the twentieth century. Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know also shows that from the first days of the Christian era, at key moments when civilization hung in the balance, God has intervened - sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically - but ever and always he has come forward himself or given strength to those who were faithful to him.
A practical introduction to the necessity of competitive intelligence for smarter business decisions-from a leading CI expert and speakerIn" Competitive Intelligence Advantage, "Seena Sharp, founder of one of the first Competitive Intelligence firms in the US, provides her expert analysis on the issues and benefits of CI for today's businesses. CI is critical for making smarter business decisions and reducing risks when formulating strategies, leading to more profits and fewer mistakes. This is a practical guide that explains what CI is, why data is not intelligence, why competitor intelligence is a weak sibling to competitive intelligence, when to use it, how to find the most useful information and turn it into actual intelligence, and how to present findings in the most convincing manner. Importantly, Sharp argues that businesses would benefit from shifting their perspective on CI from viewing it as a cost to viewing it as an investment that saves money and provides immediate value. Author Seena Sharp is a noted CI expert who established Sharp Market Intelligence in 1979Addresses all the most common myths and misconceptions about CIIncludes more than sixty examples of when to use CICompletely explains the ins and outs of CI, and why your company will act faster and more aggressively with CICompetitive intelligence is a management tool that is misunderstood and underestimated, yet results in numerous benefits. If you are a senior level executive or operate a business-and you aren't tapping the power of CI to improve your decision making-you are missing a potent advantage.
Questioning is the first step to knowledge. The word "fundamental" means basic, essential, deep-rooted, the foundation of a structure. In "131 FUN-damental Facts for Catholic Kids" popular children's author Bernadette McCarver Snyder answers questions about basic things kids might see in a Catholic Church. and in a fun, yet reverent way. They may be surprised to see a lion or a lily, a banner or a boat, a fish or a fountain in a church. But just wait till they hear about monstrances and aspergillums, epistles and apostles, pulpits and pyxes This book is for all children who have questions about the Church and the adults who are looking for answers.
The only thing more fun than listening to a story is actually being part of it. So just say the magical words, "Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse" - and let the enchantment begin! When Donald Duck turns into a frog after drinking Professor Von Drake's new potion, only a kiss from Princess Daisy can change him back. But she's locked away in the Tallest Tower! Will you help Mickey choose the right Mouseketools to rescue Daisy and de-frog Donald? There's nonstop fun, excitement and new challenges around every corner as you help solve a Goldilocks-style mystery, wake Sleeping Minnie from a hundred-year nap, outsmart pesky Pete on a race through the woods and more! Let your imagination soar as you join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and the whole Clubhouse gang of classic characters as they set off on amazing music-filled storybook adventures inspired by your favorite fairy tales. No matter what your age, "Mickey's Storybook Surprises" will make you believe in Mouskemagic. Game. "Tales From Toodels" Game: Help Toodels create a silly story.
Dr. Marty Becker has become known as "America's Veterinarian" because of his educational and entertaining shows and columns. For more than ten years, Dr. Becker has been the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America and is now a member of Core Team Oz on Dr. Mehmet Oz's show. Dr. Becker will help owners solve problems and enhance their bond with their cats through a tip-filled book on everything from finding the right cat to preventing health problems and bad behavior. He will start owners off on the right foot, whether they buy a kitten or adopt an older cat, showing them how to solve the most annoying behavior and cat-care problems-from scratching furniture to not using the litter-box. (Surprising fact: did you know that black cats shed more than light-colored cats?) And he advises owners how to make their own cat toys, and how to save money on medication, both traditional and alternative.
Through surprising facts, moving stories and tested solutions, the veterinary expert from "Good Morning America" and "The Dr. Oz Show" will give every dog owner the secrets to raising a healthy, well-behaved dog. For anyone who owns a dog or is thinking about getting one, Dr. Marty Becker's manual is a must-have guide to anything and everything canine. In YOUR DOG: THE OWNER'S MANUAL, the "best-loved family doctor for pets" shares insider secrets on how to keep puppy problems from becoming doggy disasters and how to best bond with your dog through helpful, easily accessible tips and tricks on how to: . Find the right dog for your family's lifestyle. Solve the most annoying behavioral problems. Make sure your dog gets the exercise he needs. Use food puzzles to prevent weight gain. Prevent dog health problems. Save money on medication, both traditional and alternative For seasoned dog owners as well as those looking to adopt a new friend, Dr. Becker provides all the insight that makes for both happy owners and happy dogs.
Summer love abounds in the "New York Times" bestselling The Summer I Turned Pretty series, now available in a paperback boxed set. Belly has always lived for the summertime, because summer means all her favorite things: swimming, the beach, and the Fischer boys, Conrad and Jeremiah. For as long as she can remember, she's shared her summers with the brothers at Cousins Beach. And for as long as she can remember, she's been in love with Conrad. Then one summer it seems like he might have feelings for her too-but so does Jeremiah. As the summer seasons pass, Belly has to choose between two brothers who love her. and she'll have to break one of their hearts. This paperback collection of the complete series includes "The Summer I Turned Pretty," "It's Not Summer Without You," " "and" We'll Always Have Summer.
Dad's Expecting Too is a witty, wise, and considerate guide for expectant fathers on everything they need to know as they prepare for a new member of the family to arrive. Harlan Cohen, New York Times bestselling author and America's only male syndicated advice columnist, presents the best advice from dads and moms on how to make pregnancy a joyous time, while minimizing the discomforts. Each entry contains a tip with supporting stories and quotes from real expectant dads and moms, paired with advice from the author. Medically reviewed, and containing pictures of the baby's development throughout the 40 weeks, this innovative guidebook is a must-have resource for expecting parents.