The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Catch the wave! That's what Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to a Hawaiian island of long ago. They learn how to surf and have a great time—until strange things start happening. Jack and Annie soon discover the cause: A tidal wave is headed their way! Can they help save their new friends in time? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world. Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. 'Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent and concise humour. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.' New York Times Book Review
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations. When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found. Praise for The Weekenders: “This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder.” —Bustle “Andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat—and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good... Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag,so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Andrews’ novels...are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception.” —Booklist
Adam Malfitan still has nightmares about the night his girlfriend, Mitzi, died. He sees the blood. He sees her in the water. He is a lifeguard, and he can’t save her. He wakes up screaming, but the terror is just beginning.
Fiona is the creator of fashion doll sensation Kimberley, and is quite satisfied with her career-focused life. Yet when her boss informs her that she must win over a new account by going camping with the creator of a hit children's TV show, she is extremely reluctant. Nevertheless, she goes to Florida to meet Roy and his Guide Ace Montgomery. When Roy is found dead with Fiona holding the bloody knife, she becomes the prime suspect - though she has no recollection of what happened. Things get worse when she learns that Roy, until now a stranger to her, left her all the proceeds from his new TV show, giving her a strong motive for murder. Suddenly, she and Ace find themselves on the run, and being condemned by the press for murder. They must prove their innocence by discovering the true motive and murderer of Roy. Fiona and Ace figure out they are linked through her father, and it is then that Fiona learns the secrets of her family's past, turning her world upside down.
Dive into another exciting magical adventure for girls – will you answer the call of Silver Dolphins?
For one young boy, it s a perfect summer day to spend at the beach with his family. He scours the high tide line for treasures, listens to the swizzling sound of barnacles, and practices walking the plank. But mostly he waits for high tide. Then he ll be able to swim and dive off the log raft his family is building. While he waits, sea birds and other creatures mirror the family s behaviors: building and hunting, wading and eating. At long last the tide arrives, and human and animal alike savor the water. Another beautiful ode to life lived in harmony with nature, and by the labor of one s own hands, from an artist of great warmth and clarity.
Grace was trying to recover from being left at the altar by the man who had been her best friend since grade school. The fact that Corey had ditched her for some bimbo he’d met during his bachelor party wasn’t even the worst thing that had happened to her. No, the worst part was that she’d gone on her honeymoon alone, had a one-night stand with a sexy bartender, and nine months later had ended up with the surprise of her life. Alan was right where he wanted to be—in the thick of singlehood. He loved his job as a bartender at The Boardwalk Bar and Grill, and he finally had money to spare. He enjoyed spending his days on the gulf and his nights with a new lady. Life was great. That is, until Grace returns. He’d had a fling with her over a year ago and had fallen hard and fast for the blonde. But she’d returned home and had taken the last shred of hope for a better life along with her.
These essays examine the policies and programs of LBJ's Great Society, and the ideological and political shifts that changed the nature of liberalism. Some essays focus on Lyndon Johnson himself and the institution of the modern presidency, others on specific reform measures, and others on the impact of these initiatives in the following decades.
The No Logo of climate change – a book that shows how global warming is not a theory we should still debate, but something that has already happened on a global scale.
'High Tide' shows how global warming is not something whose existence we should still debate, but something that has already happened. The author takes us round the world to explain how climatic change has had a tangible effect on people's lives.
By early 1951, American forces and their UN allies had been driven more than 100 miles down the Korean peninsula by the Chinese. The situation was bleak when Gen. Matthew Ridgway ordered a last stand at the village of Chipyong-ni. There a single regiment (the 23rd Infantry) of fewer than 5,000 U.S. soldiers defeated a Chinese division of 25,000 men in what has been called the Gettysburg of the Korean War. • Page-turning history of one of the most important battles of the Korean War • From-the-foxhole account of a do-or-die defense • Draws from memoirs, interviews, unit reports, intelligence summaries, and personal research in South Korea
How Can You Be a Good Friend, When Your Friend Lives with Mental Illness? We all want to be there for our friends, but when your friend lives with mental illness it can be hard to know what to do, especially if you live far apart. Transatlantic best friends Martin Baker and Fran Houston share what they've learned about growing a supportive, mutually rewarding friendship between a "well one" and an "ill one." "High Tide, Low Tide: The Caring Friend's Guide to Bipolar Disorder" offers no-nonsense advice from the caring friend's point of view, original approaches and practical tips, illustrated with real-life conversations and examples. No One Is Too Far Away to Be Cared for, or to Care Support your friend and celebrate each other, whether you live on the same street or oceans apart. Learn the key skills and attitudes you need for a successful caring friendship, and strategies to support your friend through episodes of mania, depression, and suicidal thinking, whilst also taking care of yourself.
When James Graham, carpenter, enlisted, it was with the assurance that if he lost his life his grateful country would provide for his widow. He did lose it, and Mrs. Graham received, in exchange for a husband and his small earnings, the sum of $12 a month. But when you own your own very little house, with a dooryard for chickens (and such stray dogs and cats as quarter themselves upon you), and enough grass for a cow, and a friendly neighbor to remember your potato-barrel, why, you can get along-somehow. In Lizzie Graham's case nobody knew just how, because she was not one of the confidential kind. But certainly there were days in winter when the house was chilly, and months when fresh meat was unknown, and years when a new dress was not thought of.
Morwenna had grown tired of living with her family, so she left home. With nowhere to go, she decides to go to Trevennon, where her mother used to live. There she meets the owner of a manor, a beautiful young man named Dominic. He tells her stories about her mother, and Morwenna falls head over heels in love. But is Morwenna really ready to dig up the past?
High Tide of Intrigue is both a racy thriller and a foray into the world of drugs, corruption, and the triumph of good sense and integrity over weakness and self-interest.