“An outstanding book. . . . Meets the needs of those in-between or curious kids who are not ready, developmentally or emotionally, for It’s Perfectly Normal.” —Booklist (starred review) How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.
She started writing for children in the 1970s and has numerous books to her
credit. Among them are her award-winning and internationally acclaimed books
about sexual health for older children: It's So Amazing! A Book about Eggs,
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies — a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child's healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of.
His mood had darkened. "It was Sue," he said. "We're settling some of the last
financial issues of the divorce." --> "I didn't know you still had contact with Sue," I
said, making conversation. —> "I don't!" he cut in, using almost the same tone I
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
The visual edition takes the text of the Gold Medallion Award-winning original and illustrates its themes and message with provocative full-color photography and illustrations; readers can 'experience grace' as they interact with its engaging content.
He'd had a successful career in industry but, sadly, just at the point he retired, his
wife died. He was left in an empty house and for some time he rattled around,
feeling he was too old to be useful to anyone. Then he discovered the work of the
Author: Pam Rhodes
Publisher: Monarch Books
Pam Rhodes is the presenter of the world's number one religion television programme, 'Songs of Praise'. Here she brings together her meditations on 40 of her favourite hymns, reflecting on the story behind them and their meaning. Each meditation concludes with a brief prayer. Pam writes, -Hymns are prayers in our pockets, a spiritual first aid kit that has its home amongst our memories. Hymns speak to us and for us, heart to heart, soul to soul, connecting us in fellow feeling to the writer, whoever they were and whenever they wrote.- The words of the great hymns aren't always cosy and comfortable. They nudge our conscience and scrape away at our complacency. They remind us of the true demands of the Christian life. They spur us on to react and respond. Most of all, they remind us of the Almighty God who created the heavens and earth in all their vastness and complexity, but who also created us to be unique and precious through His divine and amazing love. Like the hymns it draws upon, Love So Amazing is sure to become a timeless classic that will be read time and again for hope, inspiration and life. Also available as a CD from Elevation Music
Join Nellie, Gus, baby Jake, and their parents at Funland as they go on rides, watch performers, and play games along with many other children and grown-ups.
Author: Robie H. Harris
New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris helps preschoolers understand what makes us who we are — from our height to our hair, from the shade of our skin to our eyesight. Join Nellie, Gus, baby Jake, and their parents at Funland as they go on rides, watch performers, and play games along with many other children and grown-ups. As they enjoy their excursion, they — and young readers — notice that people are the same as one another in lots of ways, and different in lots of ways too. Accessible, humorous, family-filled illustrations; conversations between Gus and Nellie; and straightforward text come together to help children realize why it’s important to treat others the way they want to be treated and the way you want to be treated — whether a person is a lot like you or different from you, a good friend or someone you have just met or seen for the first time.
For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens.
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The definitive book about puberty and sexual health for today’s kids and teens, now fully updated for its twentieth anniversary. For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Now, in honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need—now more than ever—to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.
And it's good for Melanie, too. She takes her children—they are six and five—
and they are able to have a vacation there while she works. You know, Mr.
Upshaw, it's so amazing how life works out. I mean there was Melanie— single
Author: Travis Gibson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this sequel to the novel, Southern Gospel, the residents of Truman County are forced to deal with the fallout from a sensational murder. The fact that the victim is one of the most prominent citizens of the county is shocking enough but when an arrest is made for the crime, its an even bigger surprise. As is to be expected, speculation abounds concerning motive and method. A wide variety of the county population, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens, becomes involved in the investigation and subsequent trial which is not a typical one even by Truman County standards. Against this background, Old Man Teke Thomas and Vern L. Upshaw two well-known Truman County men - are forced to deal with problems of their own, problems that in their own way will have great effects on the general welfare of Truman County. And, as was shown in Southern Gospel, Old Man Teke and Vern L. have their own unique approaches to the solutions of those problems.
Heaven has sent you an angel and the angel is me, it's just meant to be. The love
that you hit me with on a daily basis is so amazing; do you understand the hold
you have on me? Baby please come a little closer so I could let you feel what I ...
Author: Rosilia A. Albert
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Its An Apple Affair In this very moment My pen is gracing me with a smile Everything that I am Every thought that I have This beautiful Book has the pleasure of seeing, even kissing Right out of my mind Every line that I write It captures with a smile And transcribes them to paper Showing off the beauty, that I possess inside My beauty and grace, comes from a place Deep inside my beautiful yet wonderful mind My heart is at peace, my soul smiles; relaxed My Book has come to life; its no longer a figment of my imagination This is my Book This is my Baby This Book carries all of my powerful Poetry RoseApple alone, is the driving force, to all this amazing poetry Romance, Erotica and more Im so in love, with all that comes out of this Apple (YES, thats me) My powerful words of poetry, are now stored inside this Book This Book is worth more to me, Than Gold, enjoy.
Author: Barbara Taylor BradfordPublish On: 2007-10-30
“You don't know how lucky you've been, Mr. Deravenel,” Dr. Leighton said,
putting his stethoscope and other instruments ... But it's so amazing, Dr. Leighton.
... Your back in particular will be sore, and you'll be very much aware of that
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
At the age of thirty-three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It's 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction . . . but not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever-jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward's relationships with other women arise. Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before. Barbara Taylor Bradford triumphs once again with a novel about passion, treachery, marriage, and family, and the compromises we're forced to make for power and love.
A breeze vrooms from the central air conditioning panels and blows its arctic
distaste for Monday morning in scents of ... “It's so amazing. So so amazing. I
smoked a cigar last night.” Yeah, yeah, amazing. Cancer's great too. Maggie sits
on her ...
Author: Wando Wande
Publisher: Crazyfish Olefish Press
A collection of fantastical short stories for your perusal: Vignettes on love, pigeons, and death, especially death. A lady divided on an existential quandary; there's a gun somewhere. A little boy and his ghost bird friend try to find a way home and intact. A physicist and her serial killer boyfriend. Two grannies outdoing each other over a magical purse.
Though the recorded ministry of Jesus is so very short in terms of duration, his
journey was surely one which cannot be easily depicted in descriptive words.
That which was recorded was so amazing, yet that which can be speculated is
Author: Larry V. Murphy
"Life's Greatest Treasures are Found in Things to Forgive. What a Rich Man I Have Found Myself to Be." Such is the realized Joy of the author as he has chosen to look back at an often troubled life from early childhood through late adulthood. He chose to try to look at his life through Eyes of Compassion, Forgiveness and Love, believing such eyes could see his life framed only within those qualities. Secure in his sense that all persons, experiences and circumstances could and would be forgiven and embraced with love, he surrendered to letting his entire life flow into his conscious awareness, "bad" times as well as "good" ones. The author began to see Things to Forgive as treasures filling a wondrous Forgiveness Treasure Chest. Even the most severe of early life difficulties were allowed to flow into that "chest" to be embraced with forgiveness and love. The author found his own self in that Forgiveness Treasure Chest, the greatest treasure of all to be embraced with forgiveness and love.
Now Christians are much more likely to view the state as the church's antagonist,
not its friend. James Dobson captures the tone when he says, “Nothing short of a
great Civil War of Values rages today throughout North America. Two sides with ...
Author: Philip Yancey
Award-winning author Philip Yancey takes you for a soul-searching look at two of Christianity’s most important topics WHAT’S SO AMAZING ABOUT GRACE? In this critically acclaimed, bestselling book, Philip Yancey explores the church’s great distinctive—grace—at street level. If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, and if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Offering compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power, Yancey searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What’s So Amazing About Grace? WHERE IS GOD WHEN IT HURTS? If there is a loving God, then why is it that ... ? You’ve heard that question, perhaps asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain. In this award-winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and helps us understand why we suffer. Where Is God When It Hurts? will speak to those for whom life sometimes just doesn’t make sense. And it will help equip anyone who wants to reach out to someone in pain but doesn’t know what to say.
Patrick scowled, shoving his glasses against the bridge of his nose. He was huffy,
indignant. “We're not discussing my ridiculous eye,” he said, “—we're discussing
the phenomenon of eye. It's so amazing. How a mechanism so intricate and ...
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
An Oprah Book Club® selection A New York Times Notable Book "It's the novel closest to my heart…. I'm deeply moved that Oprah Winfrey has selected this novel for Oprah's Book Club, a family novel presented to Oprah's vast American family."—Joyce Carol Oates Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering.The Mulvaneys of High Point Farm in Mt. Ephraim, New York, are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma, and boundless promise. But over the twenty-five year span of this ambitious novel, the Mulvaneys will slide, almost imperceptibly at first, from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed by the vagaries of fate into a scattered collection of lost and lonely souls.It is the youngest son, Judd, now an adult, who attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys' former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that occasioned the family's tragic downfall. Each of the Mulvaneys endures some form of exile- physical or spiritual - but in the end they find a way to bridge the chasms that have opened up among them, reuniting in the spirit of love and healing.Profoundly cathartic, Oates' acclaimed novel unfolds as if, in the darkness of the human spirit, she has come upon a source of light at its core. Rarely has a writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion. From the Trade Paperback edition.
andI said, 'It's so romantic, it's so beautiful, it's so amazing that the two of us are
here together on such a special occasion,' and he said, 'Oh, pull yourself together
.' He couldn't understand the sort ofromance that had been bredinto me since ...
Author: Rula Lenska
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Rula Lenska's is an extraordinary life. Born in Britain to Polish aristocrats, refugees from the Nazis and then the Soviets, Rula found fame in the 1970s as 'Q' in the TV series Rock Follies. Shortly afterwards, she accidentally conquered America with the infamous VO5 hair advert, prompting Johnny Carson to ask 'Who the hell is Rula Lenska?' The world soon found out exactly who she was, as her career went on a rollercoaster ride through classic British television series such as Minder, To the Manor Born, The Detectives, Doctor Who, Casualty, Space: 1999 and, of course, Coronation Street. This came alongside a distinguished stage career, with stellar performances in The Vagina Monologues and Calendar Girls. But her success has often been tempered with heartache. The fanfare surrounding her celebrity marriage to Dennis Waterman quickly faded amid accusations of alcoholism and spousal abuse. And then there was her surreal stint on Celebrity Big Brother, which she calls 'sixteen days of madness'... Now older and wiser, and elevated to the status of national treasure, Rula Lenska is ready to share her unbelievable story in full. And while we've all watched her life from the outside, no one has heard or seen Rula like this - unabashed, honest and thrilling.
The key was being firm and not being afraid to ask for what I wanted and needed
—something very hard for me to do. The whole VBAC experi- ence was
incredible. It's so amazing to me that Ifound I could stand up for myself, my body,
and my ...
Author: Diana Korte
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Family & Relationships
The expectant mother's guide to vaginal birth after cesarean.
I hope that my babies are allright; the poor things must be so scared. Did you
hearwhat I said? BABIES! That's right, I'm having twins. AH! AH! It's so scary and
yet so exciting. I think it changes everything, in fact I know it does. I wasn't sure
Author: Bronwen E. Johnston
Category: Authors, Canadian
Natalie's world spins out of control when she learns that she is pregnant. Everyone around her seems to easily offer advice about what she should do. Should she listen and have an abortion or give the baby up for adoption? Tired of fighting with everyone, Natalie runs away to live with her old sister. Her pregnancy can only be kept from her sister for so long. Eventually, her sister reaches out and offers Natalie support. Natalie realizes what she must do. However, at a doctor's appointment she hears about something that makes her question her decision. Through laughter and tears, follow Natalie as she struggles to take control.
But it was all so totally amazing, like being on the weirdest roller coaster ever!'
Then I remembered. ... It's so obvious, I don't know why we didn't think of it before.
' 'So tell me!' I said. 'It's his collar.' 'His collar?' She nodded. 'I was watching Prima
Author: Judi Curtin
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Hi! I'm Lauren and lately I've discovered something strange about my cat Saturn. Something very strange indeed . . . And this time it wasn't just me, but also my best friend Tilly who magically travelled back in time with him. Imagine our surprise to find ourselves in Ancient Rome, where no one spoke our language - and they wanted to sell us as slaves! But that wasn't the scariest bit. Because when the tremors started, and the smoke appeared, we knew our adventure was about to explode . . .
Some of them were so weird and had horrendous table manners, my god they
were awful. People like Janet and Brian, Janet would slurp her soup and Brian
chewed his food like a camel. His mouth went into the most amazing contortions
Author: SARAH RUTH SCOTT
ULTIMATE PURPOSE This book is a collection of stories, which are fictitious, however like stories Beyond Belief book one, some of the characters are real and some situations can be believable. I will leave it to your own imagination which parts are factual and where I got most of the characters for my books, needless to say a lot of people I have either worked with or met over the years. The idea of ‘Blood Trail’ is to follow the life of a vampire who desires to be human again, after years of taking blood to survive she asks God to help her become a human and live a normal life once more. To achieve this she has to accomplish tasks and defeat the vampire that made her a vampire. The next story called Cracked Porcelain – Broken Wing and Lost Souls’ follows the career and life of a psychiatric nurse called Ruth, her journey of life involves being involved with a murderous psychopath and finding her own comfort zone after childhood abuse. She is also discovering her own sexuality in an ever changing world where same sex relationships are just being excepted, with this and the shock of her friend Kathy discovering that she has cancer. Amidst all the dilemma her dead girl friend Pamela lurks in the shadows as a ghost watching over Ruth. The third story is about a guardian angel called Faith who in her efforts, helps a number of people in their life to survive many problems. Faith has to learn to understand humans in order to help them and so she lives amongst them for a while. But her adversary Dawn attempts to prevent from helping people and causes her harm, she eventually destroys Dawn and her wicked demons and is attacked by her sister Sonia in a desperate attempt to take over the earth. Now after the failed efforts to invade the earth, the demons try a more subtle approach to conquering the earth with a more intense style of evil warfare. Fiona is the latest demon to be sent to a prison to capture souls and recruit an army of demons that will rule the earth. A girl called Jodie has been chosen as the main target, she is in prison for murder and considered ideal to join Satan’s army. Faith has to enter the prison in order to save her and prove that she can be a true guardian angel.