The enduring appeal of Rachel Well's delightful illustrations and the opportunity to touch a variety of textures make these books pre-school classics.
Author: Fiona Watt
A new edition of this touchy-feely book in the best-selling, award-winning THAT'S NOT MY.... series, which boasts sales of over 10 million worldwide. 6 months + the enduring appeal of Rachel Well's delightful illustrations and the opportunity to touch a variety of textures make these books pre-school classics. the touchy-feely patches and the descriptive words help to develop babies' and toddlers' sensory and language development. Ages: 6 months+
Preschoolers of all ages will enjoy feeling the various textures as they turn each
page. Other notable “touchy-feely” books by Watt include That's Not My Fairy . . .,
That's Not My Truck. . ., and That's Not My Mermaid. . . (Ages 0–5) Watt, Fiona.
Author: Alan R. Bailey
Publisher: American Library Association
Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers’ literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which in turn improves later reading skills and helps foster lifelong literacy. Highlighting more than 300 birth-kindergarten titles, Bailey offers A hand-picked selection of quality books adeptly chosen to help develop crucial literacy skills such as expressive and receptive language, expanded vocabularies, narrative skills, print awareness, the ability to understand written language, awareness of story structure, alphabetic knowledge, and phonological sensitivity Thorough annotation of each title, including a full bibliographic record, a short summary, and journal reviews Chapters organized by type of book, from primary skills books, wordless picture books, and rhyming books to toy and movable books A list of additional resources helpful for building a core collection Valuable for regular use by caregivers as well as for collection development, this book spotlights hundreds of titles that are engaging and fun for reader and preschooler alike.
That's Mermaid's Wineglass . ... Cory always says that my imagination makes
things more valuable than they are , so if I told him the lights looked like
diamonds , he would say that if they closed the road I would ... I live a life that's not my own .
Author: Kathryn Born
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
"'A dystopian drug-fantasy--brimming with a labyrinth plot and indelible characters--that unfold in the apocalyptic debris of an all but unrecognizable American city."--
'That's not my mum's name.' 'Of course not,' the woman said. She gestured
towards the wheelchair. 'This is Pearl. That's not her real name either.' Up close,
Stella could see that Pearl was a good deal older than she first seemed, although
Author: Tania Unsworth
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Even though she's terrified of the sea, a girl who believes her mum might have been a mermaid runs away to the ocean to solve the mystery of who she really is. Stella is the odd one out. She sleepwalks, is terrified of water, yet obsessed by the ocean. Her mum who died when Stella was eight remains the biggest mystery of all. Who was she and why did she give Stella a necklace called 'the word of the sea' before she died? Nobody can give her any answers. Her father is consumed by grief and her grandmother's memories are fading with dementia. When Stella's only friend in the world, Cam, moves house, Stella runs away. She's determined to find out who her mum was and who she is too. She ends up in the Crystal Cove, a run-down aquarium with a mermaid show. There she meets Pearl who reveals disturbing secrets. It's only by facing her fear of the ocean that Stella will truly uncover the truth. This is an exquisitely imagined story about a girl on an adventure above and below the waves.
She paused, “but not just any potion. I've been working on it all night. I hold in my
hand a potion that will give you exactly what your heart desires . . .” Well, I
thought, the witch certainly ... That's not what I asked for.. .” “Oh” Hortensia
Author: Hannah Sue Wellman
Publisher: Author House
My Best Friend is the Little Mermaid Sixteen year old Calandine Undercurrent thinks she has her life figured out. With her supportive family and her bright future she’s one lucky mermaid. Calandine thinks she has it all under control, that is until her reckless best friend, Abatina Jetstream gets them both into trouble when she convinces Calandine to help her save a shipwrecked young human who just happens to be a prince! It’s love at first sight for Abatina and nothing but trouble for Calandine, especially once Abatina decides to become human and go in search of her prince, thus triggering the eMERgency of the century! Now it’s up to Calandine and Abatina’s charming twin brother, Cereus Jetstream to set things right again, even if it means becoming humans themselves. But can Calandine operate with her world turned upside down and her plans in shambles? Can she function with everything out of control, even her own feelings?...
That's one reason that I've worked so hard all of my life to do so well in school. I'
ve always wanted an exciting career. I had no idea what exciting career is
actually in store for me though." "Exciting it is going to be. Your parents are so
Author: Christine Pope
Publisher: Frostbite Publishing
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That's not what Catholics do. Question. No. Not my kind, anyway. Is that what we'
re paying all this tuition for? Questions? If those Jesuits are so smart, why don't
they have answers?” By the conclusion of her hourlong monologue, Mom's hair ...
Author: Eileen Cronin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.
Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical - this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted.
Author: Laura Dockrill
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical - this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted. Looking after a naked girl he found washed up under Hastings pier isn't exactly how Rory had imagined spending his sixteenth birthday. But more surprising than finding her in the first place is discovering where she has come from. Lorali is running not just from the sea, not just from her position as princess, but her entire destiny. Lorali has rejected life as a mermaid, and become human. But along with Lorali's arrival, and the freak weather suddenly battering the coast, more strange visitors begin appearing in Rory's bemused Sussex town. With beautifully coiffed hair, sharp-collared shirts and a pirate ship shaped like a Tudor house, the Abelgare boys are a mystery all of their own. What are they really up to? Can Rory protect Lorali? And who from? And where does she really belong, anyway?
“Did he not say he would be waiting for you?” “He thinks I won't be here until I
need to change back to my mermaid form, and that's not for two more nights.” CC
brushed a hand through her heavy hair. “Can I even change tonight?” She felt the
Author: P. C. Cast
New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series... Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work? When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic—and in the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the waters, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns her into a damsel, that she might seek shelter on land. But when a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue—a dream-come-true she should be falling for—she instead aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart…
“This is a trap,” he hissed at me, his face twisted into an inhumanly furious mask
as he wriggled uselessly, the long flared trousers that normally enabled him to ...
“Oh that's not good,” he whispered as we both watched my blood mix with his.
Author: Natasha Hardy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In order to save the one she loves, she will have to start a war... Just when Alexandra was getting used to the fact that she is half-mermaid, her beloved Merrick is captured by ruthless Oceanid Neith.
I do not think that my present supplier would be pleased with that sort of
competition." "One will never advance unless one is prepared to take a chance." " That's true." Under the table Irene Palm pushed the black briefcase over to
Author: K. Harder
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
The year is 2116 and Denmark stands in agony - or rather in the wet. Everything that can melt has already melted and all low-lying areas in the United States of Europe are under water. In addition, wars and environmental disasters have put an unmistakable stamp on the population. In this short story, we follow the brave inhabitants of New Copenhagen, which by all means try to maintain the illusion of a normal life - while they pay the price to come after us. Keywords: Global Warming, Overpopulation, Top, Genetic Modification, Regimentation, Brainwashing, Centralism, Escapism, Technology
A shuddering cry that alarmed Whit at first, but I kept smiling at him with my wet
face, saying, 'No, no, it's all right, it's because I feel so happy.' I hadn't said ... '
Yeah, but that's not the interesting part,' he said, though to be honest, I wasn't so
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Hachette UK
Don't miss the extraordinary new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings - published on 21st April 2020, and available to pre-order now The Mermaid Chair: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller and award-winning novel, from the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings. A beautiful and haunting exploration of human relationships, personal fulfilment and spirituality. 'Highly charged... full of sexual and spiritual desire. Every bit as moving and convincing as The Secret Life of Bees' Mirror 'Beautiful writing...Kidd's characters cherish storytelling' USA Today 'It's hard to put this book down for little things like sleeping and eating' Elle In her forties, and married for half her life, Jessie Sullivan honestly believes that she is happy. She has a lovely home, a dependable husband and an accomplished and adored teenage daughter. But when shocking news about her mother compels Jessie to visit the island where she grew up, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a Benedictine monk on the verge of taking his final vows. Amidst the seductive beauty of the South Carolina salt marshes, Jessie is torn between powerful new longings and her enduring marriage. After all these years she is finally beginning to understand who she really is and where she belongs. But she has still to discover how much of her old life has a place in the new one. What readers are saying about The Mermaid Chair: 'I was drawn in from the first sentence and felt emotionally attached to each and every one of the characters. Couldn't put it down; loved it' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The telling of the tale was thoughtful and very beautiful and I felt that I'd shared Jessie's journey' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This is a wonderful novel, spellbinding with characters that you can wholly visualise and want to know. The writing is very strong and not for a long time have I remembered the style, flavour and feeling of a novelist's writing long after I've finished it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This book spoke right to my heart, right to the pull and tug of what it is to be a woman, a wife, a mother. This book is beautifully written and has become my favourite amongst the Sue Monk Kidd novels that I have devoured' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
... muse-consulting sessions by an open window in my home office and which
was pounded out in frantic stolen hours in noisy coffee shops. It worked out,
though—this book is quicker and leaner and more direct, I think. That's not to say
Author: Amy Shearn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Hailed by The Washington Post as “tantalizing” and “mesmerizing,” The Mermaid of Brooklyn is a whip-smart, heartfelt exploration of what happens when modern day motherhood meets with a little touch of magic. Sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes—and a little help from a mermaid Formerly an up-and-coming magazine editor, Jenny Lipkin is now your average, stretched-too-thin Brooklyn mom, tackling the challenges of raising two children in a cramped Park Slope walk-up. All she really wants is to survive the sweltering New York summer with a shred of sanity intact. But when her husband, Harry, vanishes one evening, Jenny reaches her breaking point. And in a moment of despair, a split-second decision changes her life forever. Pulled from the brink by an unexpected ally, Jenny is forced to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood, romance, and relationships. But confronting her inner demons is no easy task…
Author: William Makepeace ThackerayPublish On: 1850
... she sings like a — whatdyecallum — you know what I mean — like a mermaid,
you know, but that's not their name. ... And nobody ever said it of you, my boy," Mr
. Poyntz remarked, and Foker striking spurs into his pony, cantered away down ...
Author: William Makepeace ThackerayPublish On: 1856
... Poyntz , she sings like awhatdyecallum -- you know what I mean - like a mermaid , you know , but that's not their name ... And nobody ever said it of you , my boy , ” Mr. Poyntz remarked ; and Foker striking spurs into his pony , cantered
I had originally planned on a Key West location, but my husband and I stopped
off in Islamorada on the drive down to visit ... I still don't know how someone who
belongs to a family that's not allowed to own tools because they require medical ...
Author: Wendy Wax
In this new novel from the author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness . . . Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies—although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once . . . Rock-and-roll legend “William the Wild” Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he’s still worshiped by fans—which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He’s not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool. But whether it’s an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom . . .
Mermaid. I came up with this story at the gym. Not my favourite place. Every
Tuesday's freak day at the Body in Question. ... or compost mentis, as my old
granddad used to say, though whether that's a blessing or a curse I wouldn't
Author: Joanne Harris
Publisher: Random House
In 'Last Train to Dogtown', Neil K. is a bestselling author, feted and acclaimed wherever he goes. Until the evening his train maroons him in the middle of nowhere, and after wandering into a bar, he is confronted by a group of characters who are all strangely familiar... In 'The Little Mermaid', every Tuesday is reserved for Freak Day at the pool, when the disabled, the impaired and the elderly come to bathe without disturbing the able-bodied. Sad Flipper, so deformed and ungainly in her wheelchair, is as agile and graceful as a dolphin in the water. But will she be tempted to sacrifice her uniqueness for love? Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Jigs & Reels.
I still can't find her I'm beginning to think she's deliberately hiding from me” “I can't
believe that If she knows the same man I do, she should be going crazy trying to
get back to you” “Thanks for those kind words but that's just not happening, is it ...
Author: Bernard Veale
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Dr Alan Brand sailed his late father’s yacht, the Naiad on a Sabbatical after four years of working sixteen hour days in the emergency ward of a hospital in Los Angeles. He had never even dated a girl since he spent all of his school vacations sailing with his father and in college he studied avidly and worked in his spare time to cover the cost of his education. He encounters the Mer-folk in the south Pacific and falls for a mermaid and that is when his troubles began.
Author: William Makepeace ThackerayPublish On: 1851
Not one word did Harry, he so fluent of conversation ordinarily, change with his
charmer on that day. ... “I tell you what, Poyntz, she sings like a —whatdyecallum
– you know what I mean—like a mermaid, you know, but that's not their name. ... “
And nobody ever said it of you, my boy,” Mr. Poyntz remarked, and Foker striking
spurs into his pony, cantered away down Rotten Row, his mind agitated with ...
At length she said— “ Now , my good man , you need not waste your time waiting
. ... About fifty years ago the authentic rumour went out that a mermaid was to be
seen at Carrickfergus , and people in ... with an asseveration more forcible than
polite , exclaimed , “ Well , if that's not my brother , the D doctor , on the stage !