In addition to being a writer and technology journalist, he is an illustrator, a photographer, an educator, and an explorer. Account Options Connexion. Outside in the Snow with Buster and Friends. A Sight Words Easy Reader. William Robert Stanek. It's a special, snowy day in Bugville and Buster and all his friends have fun playing outside in the snow.
This book is optimized for 3" and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. Bugville Jr. Ultimately, she must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real. Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first.
I am next. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires — the ones who never die.
Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them. When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders?
Best SIGHT WORD Ideas images in | Reading activities, Language, Sight Words
The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal—including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors?
As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive.
Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle?
Worse yet: Is Alison back? My disease is as rare as it is famous. I have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.
So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. Then the body disappears into thin air. Or was he a boy? Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender.
But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Luke is the perfect boyfriend, he and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby. But now, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough. Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?
So Riley swears off romance and throws herself into solving the shocking murder of her favorite teacher, Ms. Riley turns to her best friend, budding filmmaker Desmond. When her mysterious aunt Maggie, a TV producer, recruits Winnie to spend a summer working as a production assistant on her current reality hit, she suddenly finds herself in the one place her mother would never go: New Jersey. Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery.
Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia, but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives. But someone needed to look out for her sister, Frida, whose crush, British heartthrob Gabriel Luna, would be singing and signing autographs, along with the newly appointed Face of Stark, teen supermodel sensation Nikki Howard.
How was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her life forever? One bizarre accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston , the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.
One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—a hot one—and falls hard. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. Tiny finally gets to tell his story—from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex-boyfriends—the way he always intended: as a musical!
I hope I can shed new light on what really happened the night of July While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food…and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. This essential handbook offers detailed, step-by-step instructions that cover the basics of sewing costumes to help even the most novice sewists create the costumes of their dreams.
A skilled crafter and avid cosplayer, Gillian Conahan walks readers through finding inspiration online and through their fandom; shares insight into translating character art into real-world garments; and offers advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics, and embellishment techniques. Our bodies are our primary interface for the world. Interactive systems designed to be worn can be intimate, upfront, and sometimes in your face literally.
Bringing wearable electronics from concept to prototype to product can be both inspiring and challenging. This book gives you what you need to start working with these new materials, tools, and techniques. Curious about the growing new trend of cosplay? Then this guide is for you! Learn all the basics of cosplay here straight from experts in the heart of Tokyo. Japanese cosplayers have taken the art of cosplay to a new level and now you can learn their secrets! Cosplay Basics has collected all you need to know in an easy to follow how-to book on the making and engaging in the art of cosplay.
With original designs and patterns included, you can learn how to make your own! Learn how to: Buy costumes! Make your own! Wigs and make-up! Attend events! Photography tips! And more! As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game.
- Examples of Clichés in Everyday Language.
- Rückstände von Pestiziden und anderen Fremdstoffen in Nahrungs- und Futtermitteln (Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology)!
- The Awkward Spaces of Fathering!
- Publisher Description.
- Forgotten Memories?
- Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture).
- See a Problem?.
But her last project literally went up in flames. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida town called Cypress Key. Eben wants the town to be revitalized, not commercialized, and Eb has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town. But Greer has a way of making things happen. And Greer and Eb are way too attracted to each other for either of them to see reason. When she opens the doors of The Venice to those in need, this ticket-taking, fun-time girl becomes the beating heart of the Lower East Side, and in defining one neighborhood helps define the city.
Who was Mazie Phillips, really? A chorus of voices from the past and present fill in some of the mysterious blanks of her adventurous life. As the clock chimes the turn of the twentieth century, Lilly Nelly Aphrodite takes her first breath. The illegitimate, orphaned daughter of a cabaret performer, she finds early refuge at a Berlin Catholic orphanage. From there follows a lifetime of reinventions, from orphan to maid, war bride, tingle-tangle nightclub girl, and script typist. But as soon as Lucy Armstrong arrives on set, she discovers that the staff is in chaos, the stunt director just happens to be her ex-husband, and the temperamental lead actor has just acquired as an advisor a Green Beret who has the aggravating habit of always being right.
Deidre McIntosh became famous teaching women to live simply, and simply live -ironic for a woman who thrives on the chaos of a television career. Seizing on a chance encounter with an attractive stranger, Deidre accepts his offer to use his country home. She hopes to get away for a while and learn to gain the courage to start again, and take the first slow, cautious steps toward a new kind of success-and maybe even love.
Wollie Shelley is a greeting card artist struggling to keep afloat financially and to pursue the search for the love of her life. She reluctantly agrees to be a contestant on the reality television show Biological Clock. As her own biological clock ticks away, Wollie gets caught up in a much more pressing demand on her time. On the big screen, Mia plays a woman in love. Paul is an American author hoping to recapture the fame of his first novel. Keeping a spoiled movie princess under wraps may be more than she can handle.
A young girl awakens in a hastily dug grave—vague memories of blood and fever, her mother performing a mysterious ceremony before the world went away. Germany has lost the first great war and Europe has lost millions more to the Spanish Flu epidemic. But Maddy has not only survived, she has changed. No longer does she eat, sleep, or age. No longer can she die. After taking up with a pair of street performers, she shocks and fascinates the crowds with her ability to survive outrageous traumas.
But at a studio in Berlin, Maddy discovers her true calling: film. When he accidentally gets caught up in insider trading with a handsome stockbroker named Chad, only the help of his crew can rescue him from a stretch in Club Fed. Untimely Death by Elizabeth J.
Who would extinguish the life of such a beautiful young thespian? Seems like just about everyone had a motive to pull the ropes on her final curtain call. The crime scene is most unusual, even for Bryant and May. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying on the floor. Everyone at the party is a suspect, including the corrupt producer, the rakish male lead, and the assistant stage manager, who is the wild daughter of a prominent government official.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear.
- Inspired by Your Shopping History.
- Follow us:?
Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. The Illusionists by Rosie Thomas. As a turbulent and change-filled century draws to a close. Drawn into his circle, Eliza becomes the catalyst of change for his colleagues. And as Eliza embarks on a dangerous adventure, she must decide which path to choose, and how far she should go. From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride , comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
Bossypants by Tina Fey. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live ; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon—from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Chris Hardwick has learned all there is to know about Nerds.
The Internet's Best List of Clichés
Developing a system, blog, and podcasts, Hardwick shares hard-earned wisdom about turning seeming weakness into world-dominating strengths in the hilarious self-help book. From keeping their heart rate below hummingbird levels to managing the avalanche of sadness that is their in-boxes; from becoming evil geniuses to attracting wealth by turning down work, Hardwick reveals the secrets that can help readers achieve their goals by tapping into their true nerdtastic selves.
In this revolutionary, experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born in New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life, you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. It begins in North Philadelphia.
Unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict. The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media. With his brand of keenly intelligent humor, that ranges from world history to pop culture, politics and philosophy, he has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race.
Writing with the same candor and razor-sharp insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by unutterable loss, sexuality and coming out, as well as a life in show business, politics, and philanthropy. And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.
Offerman focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He combines both serious history with light-hearted humor. The subject matter also allows Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler. In a fun and folksy way of addressing readers, Keep Moving serves as an instruction book on how to embrace old age with a positive attitude. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood.
What Is a Cliché?
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. Modelland by Tyra Banks. But someone has plans for Tookie. Before she can blink her mismatched eyes, Tookie finds herself in the very place every girl in the world obsesses about. Postcards From the Edge by Carrie Fisher. Fisher beautifully brings readers the inside of Hollywood through a web of humor, drugs, relationships, Hollywood Party Terror, and much more.
The plot centers on a year-old actress named Suzanne Vale, and follows her challenges as she overcomes her drug addiction, gets back into the swing of things, and falls in love, sort of. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three-year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates — Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material — and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.
Offered a bundle to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead — a good deed that soon takes a bad turn. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights—and, at times, the dark lows—of the art world and the country from the late s through today. Tales of love, loss, and betrayal are at the heart of When It Happens to You , the debut story collection from actress and author Molly Ringwald.
Ringwald brings that same compelling candor she displayed in her film roles to the unforgettable characters she has created in this series of linked stories about the particular challenges, joys, and disappointments of adult relationships. Here are stories that grapple with infertility and infidelity, fame and familial discord, in a magnificent collection that will resonate broadly with readers.
In a foxhole in Bastogne, Belgium, the innocent yet charmingly clever protagonist, Corporal Tom Cole, is injured. Wilder moves the action to a romantic wartime London where Cole convalesces and falls in love for the first time. But is the mysterious Danish girl he meets on the up and up? Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead.
She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now. The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world and recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the undead.
World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. Scott Fitzgerald. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. Melanie is a very special girl. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class.
When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. Melanie loves school. The year is Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction — at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful — and completely unforgettable. What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. Now Goldman does Dad one better. Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king and take fate into her own hands. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city.
Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine.
Finding himself in Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful. The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior — to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim.
The details of the crime are laid out in the first few pages: from her vantage point in heaven, Susie Salmon describes how she was confronted by the murderer one December afternoon on her way home from school. Lured into an underground hiding place, she was raped and killed. But what the reader knows, her family does not. Anxiously, we keep vigil with Susie, aching for her grieving family, desperate for the killer to be found and punished. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills, and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit — he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.
Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways.
Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism. They were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical Cats. Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. Anna Leonowens, a proper Englishwoman, was an unlikley candidate to change the course of Siamese Thai history.
One of her pupils, the young prince Chulalongkorn, was particularly influenced by Leonowens and her Western ideals. He learned about Abraham Lincoln and the tenets of democracy. Her father, a famous musician, dies, and she is raised in the Paris Opera House with his dying promise of a protective angel of music to guide her. After a time at the opera house, she begins hearing a voice, who eventually teaches her how to sing beautifully.
The voice, however grows jealous, then Christine suddenly disappears. The phantom is in love, but it can only spell disaster. Sign up at your local Kern County Library branch or on Beanstack. His deep voice is instantly recognizable, and his heartfelt songs resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Duke Ellington. As a child, he said piano made an umpy-dump sound that was headed nowhere worth following. But, years later, he heard the piano played a whole new way. While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, and the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story. What emerges most profoundly from their shared vision is a role model of courage. When he waved his hand or lifted his eyebrow he was able to speak volumes without ever saying a word.
But few know the story of the man behind those gestures. Distinguished author Leda Schubert and award-winning artist Gerard DuBois bring their own artistry to this gorgeously written and illustrated picture book biography. With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin combined various kinds of music to create his masterpiece. Eleven-year-old Stevland Judkins Morris Hardaway hit the big time when he signed a Motown recording contract.
At the age of thirteen, Little Stevie Wonder had millions of fans dancing to the number-one song in the nation. Singer, dancer, actress, and independent dame, Josephine Baker felt life was a performance. She even had a pet leopard in Paris! Rising from a poor, segregated upbringing, Josephine was able to break through racial barriers with her own sense of flair and astonishing dance abilities. Maybe Sunday, a pretty new nanny with a knack for getting to the bottom of household mysteries, can crack the case.
Harville T. Even Mrs. They refuse to lay eggs as long as Annabelle keeps dancing. It seems Annabelle has turned the entire town topsy-turvy with her terpsichore. Now the citizens have banded together to stop Annabelle once and for all! Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. Tommy clomps, and he bulldozes. But then his sister has an idea: could tap class be just right for Tommy?
This exuberant picture book, written by Broadway dancer Tim Federle, with illustrations by Mark Fearing, stars one very energetic kid who finally finds his place in the spotlight. In the early years of the twentieth century, a Swedish family encounters separation and other hardships upon immigrating to New York City until the son is cast in a silent movie, in a picture book that evokes an actual silent movie. Black-and-white images follow one after another. The story of an immigrant family alone in a big city.
Close-ups of a mother, a son — faces filled with heartache and joy. Plenty of action.
Related Outside in the Snow with Buster and Friends: A Sight Words Reader
Copyright 2019 - All Right Reserved