Spectacular You: An IVF Love Story is a wonderfully crafted book that lovingly explains in vitro fertilization (IVF) to children through the eyes of the parents. It explains to children the magic of their unconventional conception and the overall desire the parents had to bring that child into their lives. Beautifully illustrated and tenderly written, this story is a must for any child who was conceived through IVF.
A 32-page illustrated picture/comic book for young children which gently introduces us to the idea that whatever your race or gender and whichever challenges you face, you are indeed one of us; together we are sharing this fabulous life. Life was good as an only child but then a little sister came along and stole all the attention. Soon, however, the two siblings go on an imaginary adventure as the older brother tries to swap her for a bike or ball or even a box of bricks. They nearly had fun but on the second day they embarked on another adventure on Tilly their favorite pony and he tried to exchange her for a penguin or puppy or even a funny parrot. He is again unsuccessful and they almost, sort of had fun. On the third day they splish, splashed over the lake to the ice cream shop and this time they definitely had fun! He is asked to describe her to the people of all races and genders and those with disabilities that they encounter on their three-day escapade and discover that whilst looking at the world anew, life is more spectacular when we live it together. A funny story of love and acceptance.
Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls. Growing up as a girl in today’s world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests and school…sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information. Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test? Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically. And as an added bonus, Girling Up is chock-full of charts, graphs and illustrations -- all designed in a soft gray to set them apart from the main text and make them easy to find and read. Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by reading this book. Praise for Girling Up: "Bialik is encouraging without being preachy . . . many teens will be drawn to this engaging and useful book." --Booklist "Ultimately, the author stresses that 'Girling Up' does not end with adulthood—it is a lifelong journey. Thanks to Bialik, readers have a road map to make this trip memorable." --School Library Journal "Written in conversational style . . . the tone remains understanding, supportive, and respectful of the reader’s individuality throughout the text." --VOYA
Simpsons comics #6. Be-bop-a-Lisa ; The end of El Barto -- Simpsons comics #7. The greatest d'oh! on earth ; Dead to the last drop -- Simpsons comics #8. I shrink, therefore I'm small ; Jungle bungle --Simpsons comics #9. The purple prose of Springfield ; Asleep at the well.
This book entertains, inspires and motivates. What I liked most about it: Wooldridge offers other adventure writers in each chapter to give you new ideas on living a spectacular life. If that means you enjoy a greater affinity to another writer, he gives you plenty of choices. He offers 12 concepts and practices that provide you with personal courage, self-confidence and empowerment. He offers you dozens of ordinary men and women living spectacular lives in various pursuits from world travel to growing a garden. He kept me reading through every chapter. Jake Hodges You learn and you grow from reading this book. The author grabs you by the seat of your pants. He takes you on a ride into self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-motivation. He shows you ordinary people breaking into spectacular lives through the principles he offers in his book. Effective, eloquent writing! Marie Jackson There must be a ga-zillion books showing you how to live a dynamic life. There are also thousands of therapists charging $100 an hour to move you into a productive life. Wooldridge takes you where you want to go much easier and more inspiringly than any therapist. He gives you the courage to get off your butt and discover what you truly loveand pursue it. Charles Hamilton This book gives you a better idea of who you are and where youre headed. Spectacular may not be a big enough term for this book. Stupendous may work better. By plugging into Wooldridges 12 points, you may lift off to Saturn if you are so inclined. All those people he writes about are just like you and me. If they can live spectacular lives, I can live a spectacular life. Jonathan Franks
YOU CHOOSE . . . Athlete of the century or phenomenal sporting failure! You are ready for a day of fun-filled physical activity. There are so many cool sports to try, but you notice that the competitors look a little unnatural. The basketball players are way too tall and some kids look strangely perfect. Are they human or could they be robots in disguise? Will you become a sporting star or a victim of the weirdest world domination plan ever?
The BakerMama is back! In this follow-up to her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Maegan Brown takes her super-popular snack boards to the next level—filling a table or kitchen counter—with 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-put-together food spreads and DIY bars for all occasions. Not just a cookbook, but an entertaining resource,Spectacular Spreads features over 250 recipes, gorgeous photography, and endless ideas that you can follow to a tee or mix and match. The BakerMama shares even more of her tips and tricks for effortless, stress-free, and foolproof entertaining that will impress your guests and feed a hungry crowd, all while allowing you to relax and enjoy the occasion. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, the spreads and bars are comprised of a combination of yummy recipes and easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods. In this stunning book, you will find spreads for special occasions, holidays, breakfast and brunch, lunch and dinner, dessert, and drinks, including: Build Your Own Breakfast Tacos Top Your Own Pizza Top Your Own Mac ’n’ Cheese Fill Your Own Chili Bowl Father’s Day Dinner Cinco de Mayo Halloween Snacks Holiday Cookie Exchange Slumber Party Tailgate Brunch The Big Game Luau Birthday Party Make Your Own Ice Cream Sandwich Caramel Apple Bar Blend Your Own Smoothies Mix Your Own Margarita and much more! Once again, the BakerMama has innovated the world of entertaining, guaranteeing fun and memorable gatherings with your family and friends.
A fabulous fantasy adventure, this trilogy is based on Chinese mythology, and is set in modern-day Hong Kong, where an ancient god falls in love with a young Australian woman ... MARtIAL ARtS, MAGIC, DEMONS and SCIENCEthe forces of Hell are poised to strike ...When Emma's relatives come to visit her, they are totally freaked out by what they learn ... Emma's beloved, John Chen, is a 3000 year old Chinese god. Not only that, John is becoming weaker by the day. Demons pursue him relentlessly, hoping to use Emma, and his child, Simone, as bargaining tools against him. Emma battles to defend Simone as John's energy is drained by the effort of both living in the mortal world and protecting them. While Emma is nagged by doubts about her own nature, she must find the courage to go on ...Praise for WHItE tIGER and RED PHOENIX'addictive ... you won't want to put it down' femail.com.au'hitch up ya britches, put on some good running shoes and get into the pace' AUREALIS XPRESS'packed with Chinese mythology, kick-ass action and sexual tension' ASLF
An authentic coming-of-age story about finding magic in the every day—perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Joan Bauer, and Wendy Mass. Olivia and her mom have just moved in with her grandmother, and Olivia has exactly zero friends at her new school. But after a strange message on the bathroom wall of a café catches her eye, Olivia decides that Birmingham, Alabama, may be a little more interesting than it seems. So begins a search for answers that takes her all over the city. Luckily, her mission isn’t solitary for long, thanks to her newfound friendship with Amelia, a girl just odd enough to be intriguing. What the girls discover isn’t the earth-shattering revelation they were hoping for, but it may be just as compelling. After all, sometimes the journey really is more important than the destination. Especially when it leads you back home.