Conor's Caveman

The Amazing Adventures of Ogg

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847178006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Life could be better for Conor Corcoran. Class bully Damian Deegan is always teasing him about being small and having no friends – when in fact Conor has the only friend he needs in Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Finch, the toughest girl in school. But when Conor and Charlie accidentally uncover a prehistoric man who was flash-frozen in a block of ice, life suddenly gets a bit too interesting! How long can Conor keep his huge, hairy (and rather smelly) new ‘uncle’ a secret from his mum, his teachers and a gang of ruthless scientists?
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Sam Hannigan's Woof Week

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Animal lover and champion Irish dancer Samantha Hannigan is having a truly woof week. She and her best friend Ajay were messing around with the Brain Swap 3000, one of her grandad’s crackpot inventions, and now Sam is stuck inside the body of her neighbours’ dog – and it’ll be days before they can change her back! How long can they pretend Sam is just dressing up in a dog costume for charity? Are her chances of winning the big dance competition scuppered? What’s going on behind closed doors at Roger Fitzmaurice’s dog-biscuit factory? And, um, why has Sam suddenly started to chew on slippers and bark at the moon?
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The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316039925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
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Fintan's Fifteen

Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You!

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Introducing the first illustrated novel about hurling! Something has to be done...Ray is getting tired of losing every match he plays with his team, the Ballybreen Terriers. Not only are they constantly at the bottom of the league, they have to face the gloating of rival Dennis ‘Dirty Den’ Conway. Before they become the laughing stock, Ray persuades Fintan Heffernan, ex-star player of U10’s to leave his early retirement and computer games to help bring ‘Dirty Den’ down and lead the Ballybreen Terriers to the victory they deserve.
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How to Archer

The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

Author: Sterling Archer

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 192

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Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer. From the Back Cover Hi. I see you’re reading the back of my book. This tells me that you either: A) are hoping to find a brief summary of what to expect from a how-to book by Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, or B) don’t know how books work. If your answer was “A,” your best bet is probably the table of contents, which is where you’ll find the “contents” of this book listed in a convenient, easy-to-read “table” format. So maybe go check that out for a minute and then come back here. I’ll wait. . . . Pretty cool, right? What other book will teach you how to dress properly and how to drive an elephant? How to field strip an AK-47 and how to haggle with a Thai prostitute—in her native tongue? How to pilot an airboat and how to make about a million delicious cocktails, including a Molotov one? How to kill a guy and how to prepare a fabulous brunch? Plus how to do tons of other stuff that I forgot, but that is nonetheless probably in this book (which, to be honest, I really only kinda skimmed). So if you want to learn more about how to be more—or at all—like Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, quit smearing your greasy fingerprints all over this book and buy it. For one thing, I really need the royalties. For another thing, the last time I checked, this wasn’t a damn library. (Note: If your answer was “B,” this probably isn’t the book you want to start with.)
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The Big Break Detectives Casebook

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847172525

Category: Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

Page: 64

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The Big Break Detectives are three school friends who, from their secret base under the school, solve crimes, right wrongs, unravel mysteries and nab evil-doers - all on their lunch break
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Consider the Lobster

And Other Essays

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759514928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
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Sabertooth

Author: Mauricio Antón

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253010497

Category: Science

Page: 268

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With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What’s more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? In this visual and intellectual treat of a book, Mauricio Antón tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research. The book is a glorious wedding of science and art that celebrates the remarkable diversity of the life of the not-so-distant past.
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Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush

Author: Brianóg Brady Dawson

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179541

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Danny is delighted when his Mum tells him to put his toothbrush in the bin: he hates brushing his teeth! But then he discovers that his Granny has a brand new toothbrush for him! Danny sets out to destroy it through ever-more creative and inventive ideas. Danny's toothbrush, however, is a lot more durable than he would like. Illustrated in full colour throughout, this tale of Danny will have the readers crying out for more.
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Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1330

View: 1981

This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763639354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 252

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When her best friend announces that she is moving away, Clarice Bean has a new entry for her "Worry" journal and hopes that something will happen to change things back to the way they were.
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Bowl of Cherries

A Novel

Author: Millard Kaufman

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555848934

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The brilliant creation of ninety-year-old debut novelist Millard Kaufman, co-creator of Mr. Magoo and twice-nominated for Academy Awards for screenwriting, Bowl of Cherries rivals the liveliest comic epics for giddy wordplay and gleeful invention. Kicked out of Yale at the age of fourteen, Judd Breslau falls in with Phillips Chatterton, a bathrobe-wearing Egyptologist working out of a dilapidated home laboratory. Entranced by Chatterton's daughter, Valerie, Breslau abandons his studies and decides to move in with the eccentric scientist and assist with research. But the work is not what Judd had thought and, mesmerized by Valerie, Breslau follows her to a number of strange locales—a secret attic in her father's home, a Colorado equestrian ranch, and a porn studio beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Judd ultimately makes his way to the forlorn Iraqi province of Assama, ending up in a jail cell from which he narrates the novel, awaiting his execution while war rages on around him.Kaufman's debut is a book of astounding breadth and sharp consequences, containing all the joy, madness, terror, and doubt of adolescence and everything after.
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Wonton Soup

Author: James Stokoe

Publisher: Oni Press

ISBN: 9781932664607

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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Johnny Boyo could have had it all. Women. Money. Fame. As one of the premiere chefs in the galaxy, Johnny's culinary skills could have made him a star. So with everything he ever dreamed of his for the taking, why would Johnny leave it all behind to become a space trucker? Not even Citrus Watts, the girl he left behind, knows for sure. With the sizzle of life in the kitchen behind him, things were going okay for Johnny. Now after years out of the catering scene, Johnny and his pal Deacon are about to find themselves in water hotter than anything they've ever seen before! Johnny will once again have to pick up the whisk and skillet, but will his eroded skills be enough to get them out of the craziest cook-off in the Universe? And what good is a spatula against space ninjas?
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Cardboard

Author: Doug TenNapel

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545512379

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it's the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!
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Astral Weeks

A Secret History of 1968

Author: Ryan H. Walsh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735221359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with the untold secrets of the time and place that birthed it: Boston 1968. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, Walsh's book follows a criss-crossing cast of musicians and visionaries, artists and hippie entrepreneurs, from a young Tufts English professor who walks into a job as a host for TV's wildest show (one episode required two sets, each tuned to a different channel) to the mystically inclined owner of radio station WBCN, who believed he was the reincarnation of a scientist from Atlantis. Most penetratingly powerful of all is Mel Lyman, the folk-music star who decided he was God, then controlled the lives of his many followers via acid, astrology, and an underground newspaper called Avatar. A mesmerizing group of boldface names pops to life in Astral Weeks: James Brown quells tensions the night after Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated; the real-life crimes of the Boston Strangler come to the movie screen via Tony Curtis; Howard Zinn testifies for Avatar in the courtroom. From life-changing concerts and chilling crimes, to acid experiments and film shoots, Astral Weeks is the secret, wild history of a unique time and place. One of LitHub's 15 Books You Should Read This March
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Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

Radical Approaches to Prevention, Protection and Support

Author: Sarah Nelson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447313879

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book will inspire policy makers, practitioners, academics and journalists to rediscover courage in tackling child sexual abuse. Sarah Nelson proposes new models for child-centred, perpetrator-focussed child protection, for community prevention, and for work with survivor-offenders.
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Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth

Author: Brianóg Brady Dawson

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 184717955X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Danny is very excited to have his Granny over to visit. When she takes her teeth out and puts them in a glass before bed Danny is puzzled. It's not long before Danny is wearing his Granny's teeth and bringing them to school! Danny is up to mischief as usual: with full colour illustrations throughout this exciting tale will have the reader laughing out loud!
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