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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

December 08, 2015

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<p><em>"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'" </em><br /><br />Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.</p>
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
by J.K. Rowling

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English

Pages

0

Publication Date

January 25, 2016

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All seven eBooks in the multi-award winning, internationally bestselling Harry Potter series, available as one download with stunning cover art by Olly Moss. Enjoy the stories that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling

Language

English

Pages

815

Publication Date

December 08, 2015

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<p><em>"'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'"</em><br /><br />Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time...</p>
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by J.K. Rowling

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English

Pages

652

Publication Date

December 08, 2015

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<p><em>"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building… wherever they had murdered…"</em><br /><br />When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny...</p>
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

December 08, 2015

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<p><em>"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."</em><br /><br />Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!</p><p><em>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is also available as an Illustrated Kindle-in-Motion edition.</em><p>
The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, ...
by , Jon Chase

Language

English

Pages

271

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<B>Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!</B><BR><BR>Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, <I>Star Wars</I> is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. <B><I>The Science of Star Wars</I></B> addresses 50 topics that span the movies’ universe such as battle technology, alien life, space travel, etc. You’ll find fascinating explorations of the physics of <I>Star Wars</I>, its plausibility, and more. The perfect <I>Star Wars</I> gift for fans of the saga, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including:<BR><BR><li> How long before we get a <I>Star Wars</I> speeder off the ground?<BR><li> What exactly <I>is</I> the Force?<BR><li> How could Kylo Ren stop a blaster shot in mid-air?<BR><li> How could we live on a gas giant like Bespin, or a desert planet like Tatooine?<BR><li> Nature versus nurture: How does it play out in the making of Jedi?<BR><li> How much would it cost to build the Death Star?<BR><li> And much more!<BR><BR>We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the <I>Star Wars</I> world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world? This uncomplicated, entertaining read makes it easy to understand how advanced physics concepts, such as wormholes and Einstein’s theory of relativity, apply to the <I>Star Wars</I> universe.<BR><BR><B><I>The Science of Star Wars</I></B> explains to non-technical readers how physics and fantasy might merge to allow for the possibility of interstellar travel; communication with foreign but intelligent lifeforms; human-like robots; alien planets fit for human life; weapons and spacecraft such as laser guns, light sabers, and the Millennium Falcon; and Force-like psychokinetic powers.<BR><BR>In the 21st Century, we’re on the edge of developing much of the technology from “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”… These fantasies aren’t as impossible as you might think! Written for every fan of George Lucas’s films, you don’t need to be a Jedi or an astrophysicist at NASA to appreciate all of Mark Brake and Jon Chase’s fun and informative analysis of this classic series in <B><I>The Science of Star Wars</B></I>. Prepare your mind to make the jump to light speed and find out about the facts behind one of our favorite modern epics!
Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse
by Shane Burcaw

Language

English

Pages

203

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<p>With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace. </p><p>On the surface, these essays are about day-to-day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease, but they are actually about family, love, and coming of age.</p>
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie

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English

Pages

251

Publication Date

January 10, 2012

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.<br /><br />Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.<br /><br />With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. <br />
Skink--No Surrender (Skink Series)
by Carl Hiaasen

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 23, 2014

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<b>Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<i> Skink—No Surrender</i>.</b><br />  <br /> A National Book Award Longlist Selection<br /> <i> </i><br /> When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators. There are a million places cousin Malley could be, a million unpleasant fates that might have befallen her, but one thing is certain: in the Florida swamp, justice is best served wild.<br /><br />SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!
Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 10, 2002

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<b>This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b>!<br /><br />Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?<br /><br />“A wonderful tour de-force.” —<i>The Boston Globe</i><br />  <br /> “A rollicking, righteous story.” —<i>The Miami Herald</i><br />  <br /> “Yes, it <i>is</i> a hoot.”—<i>The Washington Post</i>

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