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The Hidden Village: A Story of Survival in WW2 Holland
by Imogen Matthews

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

May 18, 2017

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<b>Wartime Holland. Who can you trust?</b> <br /><br />Deep in the Veluwe woods lies a secret that frustrates the Germans. Convinced that Jews are hiding close by they can find no proof.<br /><br />The secret is Berkenhout, a purpose-built village of huts sheltering dozens of persecuted people. <br />Young tearaway Jan roams the woods looking for adventure and fallen pilots. His dream comes true when he stumbles across an American airman, Donald C. McDonald. But keeping him hidden sets off a disastrous chain of events. <br /><br />Sofie, a Jewish Dutch girl, struggles to adapt to living in Berkenhout, away from her family and friends. As weeks turn to months, she’s worried they’ll abandon her altogether. <br /><br />Henk Hauer, head woodman, is in charge of building the underground huts and ensuring the Berkenhout inhabitants stay safe. <br />But many grow suspicious of his liaisons with the Germans. Is he passing on secret information that could endanger lives?<br /><br />All it takes is one small fatal slip to change the course of all their lives for ever.
A Beautiful Mind, A Beautiful Life: The Bubz Guide to Being Unsto...
by Lindy Tsang

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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<p>From humble beginnings as an outsider, growing up one of the few Chinese students at her primary school in Ireland, to YouTube stardom and her own line of beauty products, Lindy Tsang, aka Bubzbeauty, has earned a unique perspective that she’s shared with her nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers.<br /></p><p><br />Now, for the first time ever, Lindy’s experiences and insights have been put into a brand-new book, <I>A Beautiful Mind, a Beautiful Life: The Bubz Guide to Being Unstoppable</I>.<br /></p><p><br />In <I>A Beautiful Mind, a Beautiful Life</I>, Lindy details her childhood, her family, the ups, downs, and most importantly, the lessons that she’s learned along the way.
The Freddy Files (Five Nights At Freddy's)
by Scholastic Inc.

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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In the first official guidebook to Five Night at Freddy's, fans and gamers alike can immerse themselves in the series' mythology, gameplay, and secrets as we unwind the twisted mysteries hidden at the heart of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Delving into each game, players can map the animatronics' paths, learn how timed elements of the games work, and discover how to trigger unique events. <br /> <br />Special sections throughout highlight Freddy's fans' most talked-about theories, from The Bite of '87 vs. The Bite of '83 to the identity of Purple Guy to the recurring hallucinations of "it's me." All the evidence, along with every detail of the games and novels, is laid out for fans to explore in this one-of-a-kind guide to the warped world of Five Nights at Freddy's.
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
A Little History of the World (Little Histories)
by E. H. Gombrich

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

October 07, 2008

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<div><div>E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.</p><BR><BR></p></div></div>
The Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War ...
by Matthew Rozell

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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<h2> Dying for freedom isn’t the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is. </h2><br /><hr /><b><i> —"After the first mission Colonel Davis told us, ‘From now on you are going to go with the bombers all the way through the mission to the target.’ It didn’t always work, but that was our mission—we kept the Germans off the bombers. At first they didn’t want us, but toward the end, they started asking for us as an escort, because we protected them to and from the missions."-Clarence Dart, Tuskegee Airman, WWII</i></b><hr /><br /><h2> ~ANOTHER BOOK IN THE BEST SELLING ‘The Things Our Fathers Saw’ SERIES~</h2><br />How soon we forget. Or perhaps, we were never told. That is understandable, given what they saw.<br /><hr /><b><i> — [Someone in the PoW camp] said, ‘Look down there at the main gate!’, and the American flag was flying! We went berserk, we just went berserk! We were looking at the goon tower and there’s no goons there, there are Americans up there! And we saw the American flag, I mean—to this day I start to well up when I see the flag." -Sam Lisica, former prisoner of war, WWII</i></b><hr /><br />By the end of 2018, fewer than 400,000 WW II veterans will still be with us, out of the over 16 million who put on a uniform. But why is it that today, nobody seems to know these stories? <br />Maybe our veterans did not volunteer to tell us; maybe we were too busy with our own lives to ask. But they opened up to the younger generation, when a history teacher told their grandchildren to ask.<br />This book brings you the previously untold firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed.<br />As we forge ahead as a nation, we owe it to ourselves to become reacquainted with a generation that is fast leaving us, who asked for nothing but gave everything, to attune ourselves as Americans to a broader appreciation of what we stand for.<br /><i>~This book should be a must-read in every high school in America. It is a very poignant look back at our greatest generation; maybe it will inspire the next one.~ Reviewer, Vol. Ii><br />This book picks up where the previous ‘War in the Air’ volume left off, in the air war over Europe. This collection includes portions previously published as ‘A Tuskegee Airman Over Europe’ and ‘B-17 Crew Prisoner of War Reunion’.<br /></i>
Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Editio...
by Simon Monk

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

June 29, 2016

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<p><strong>A fully updated guide to quickly and easily programming Arduino</strong></p> <p>Thoroughly revised for the new Arduino Uno R3, this bestselling guide explains how to write well-crafted sketches using Arduino’s modified C language. You will learn how to configure hardware and software, develop your own sketches, work with built-in and custom Arduino libraries, and explore the Internet of Things—all with no prior programming experience required!</p> <p>Electronics guru Simon Monk gets you up to speed quickly, teaching all concepts and syntax through simple language and clear instruction designed for absolute beginners. <em>Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches</em>, Second Edition, features dozens of easy-to-follow examples and high-quality illustrations. All of the sample sketches featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your needs.</p> <ul><li>An all-new chapter teaches programming Arduino for Internet of Things projects</li> <li>Screenshots, diagrams, and source code illustrate each technique</li> <li>All sample programs in the book are available for download</li> </ul>
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</I> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<BR><BR>An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <div><br /></div><div>Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it. </div>
The Way Things Work Now
by David Macaulay

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

October 04, 2016

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<b>*DESIGNED FOR KINDLE FIRE TABLETS*</b><br /><br /><b>*NOT FOR KINDLE E-READERS OR KINDLE APPS*</b><br /><br />Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller <i>The New Way Things Work</i> to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth. <br /><br />An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all.<br /><br /><b>This Print Replica Kindle ebook maintains the rich formatting and layout of the print edition while enabling readers to zoom and pan on the highly detailed images. This advanced format is designed for Kindle Fire tablets and cannot be read on Kindle e-readers (including the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Voyage) or with most Kindle apps (including Kindle for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch). See the "Available on these devices" link below for a full list of supported devices and apps.</b>

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