But Peggy suddenly broke off as the café door opened and a girl with curly hair and glasses came in with a big, shaggy, white dog. It was the ghost dog!
Author: Bella Swift
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A perfectly sweet Halloween treat! Peggy the pug is back for a spooky adventure. But can she conquer her fear of the dark before Halloween night? Peggy the pug's family are getting ready for Halloween, but Peggy's friend Chloe is too scared of monsters to look forward to trick-or-treating. Peggy can't let her best friend miss out on all the Halloween fun. She'll just have to conquer her own fears and go trick-or-treating with Chloe, to keep her safe. But first she needs the perfect costume . . . Peggy's bravery helps Chloe realise that monsters aren't real in this heartwarming Halloween story about overcoming fears and anxiety.
“ I am that little girl who wants a jack - o ' - lantern more than anything . ' The idea for Pumpkin Man from Piney Creek came while Beard was researching ...
Author: Desiree Webber
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Instill a love of books and reading in children even before they have entirely mastered reading skills. Everything you need to start a fun-packed weekly book club at your school or library is included; detailed instructions for planning and conducting the meetings, book summaries, lists of discussion questions, reproducible activity sheets, even snack suggestions. Sixteen ready-to-use book club sessions are right at your fingertips. It's never too early to get kids hooked on reading. This guide makes it easy-for you and the children. An invaluable resource for children's librarians, media specialists, teachers, day care providers, and parents.
PUMPKIN-FLAVORED SHIT I just got back from a Starbucks and the girl behind the counter asked me if I wanted a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Nope.
Author: Jim Florentine
Publisher: Hachette UK
A rant-ish memoir by the veteran stand-up comedian and former cohost of That Metal Show, with a foreword by Jim Norton. Twitter Trolls. Facebook Freaks. Instagram Exhibitionists. These are just a few of the creatures our technology-obsessed culture has spawned in its quest to simplify our lives. The madness is so universal now that everyone has dealt with it. You log in to Facebook, read a stupid post, and immediately want to tell your "friend" to go have relations with himself. Sure, social media may keep us connected, but it is a breeding ground for idiots, and these idiots have crowd-sourced a storm of useless information, corny jokes, and douchebag drama that's wasting our time and screwing with our peace of mind. Thankfully, popular comedian and television host Jim Florentine has a solution for those of us on the verge of bashing our iPhones to bits. In Everybody Is Awful, Florentine attacks awful people and awful situations with the same biting satire and cringe-worthy humor that made him famous on television shows like Crank Yankers, Meet the Creeps, and That Metal Show. Along the way, Everybody Is Awful takes readers through the author's formative years, a time filled with rebellion and horrible behavior, to the crazy early days of his career as a stand-up comedian. Florentine also recounts how he developed an obsession with pranks that morphed into his uniquely vigilante style of comedy and made him one of the most legendary prank callers of all time. Florentine excels at channeling the core rage we all feel at the seemingly small annoyances of life, and his fans love the cathartic experience of his hilarious ranting and raving, a tradition continued in Everybody Is Awful. Acting as a de facto therapist, Florentine diagnoses awful behavior, shames awful people, and offers comedic takes on how to reclaim our lives from it all.
woman, who kept rolling down that stupid hill with her bucket of water. Peter scoffed now. ... And all because he wanted the best girl; a firstrate dame.
Author: Kasey Eriksen
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater, had a wife but couldn’t keep her. Put her in a pumpkin shell, and there he kept her...very well? Well, we’re not so sure about that. In fact, Martha has a feeling that the horrible Peter Pumpkin is up to something. The dark-eyed, dark-haired handsomely wretched young lad, is behaving just a little bit stranger than usual these days, and when Martha’s friends slowly start to disappear from the forest, that is when things really start to get scary down in that pumpkin field.
She resisted the urge to hug the little girl. She wanted to, she did. But Nadia was so shy—she didn't want to scare the little girl off.
Author: Sasha Summers
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Can a fun-filled activity list from the past help to create a new future? Art teacher Harley Welsh is charmed by her newest student—a little girl whose shyness disappears the second her hands are covered in clay or paint. Moving wasn’t easy for Nadia so to help her, Harley resurrects the countdown to the Great Pumpkin Patch—a must-do fall activity list from her childhood. She’s determined to show Nadia and her family how wonderful life in Crossvine Creek is. But Harley didn’t plan for Nadia’s father to be single, distractingly handsome and everything she’s running from. New high school football coach Josh McBride is hoping a smaller town will give him more time to focus on his children. While his son is adjusting to the move, his daughter is struggling. Harley’s offer to help via a fun, seasonal-themed activity list is a welcome gift. Her love for the town is infectious, and soon his kids aren’t the only ones falling under her spell. But Josh can’t help but wonder…what happens when they reach the end of the list?
I never wanted to be that woman, the woman Yag sees me as, but I had to be ... I've heard the pumpkin story at least five times, but I'm about to hear Yagla ...
Author: Anna Bruno
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"For fans of Celeste Ng and Claire Messud comes an impeccably paced and transfixing debut novel about how life's little decisions can ultimately yield the most powerful consequences. It is 5pm and Emma has settled into her hometown bar for the evening, nine months after her divorce from Lucas, a man she met in this very room on a blind date orchestrated by the very locals who now surround her. As she observes their banter and reminisces, key facts about her history begin to emerge, and the past comes bearing down on her like a freight train"--
... the girl had been on a coffee run for Rene. With the coffee being kept down here, it made for easy access for anyone who wanted to tamper with it.
Author: Jenn McKinlay
In the twelfth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay, the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew follows the clever crumb trail of a killer who's anything but cookie-cutter. Life is all sugar and spice for the Fairy Tale Cupcake bakers--Melanie Cooper is engaged to the delectable Joe DeLaura, Angie Harper and her husband Tate are savoring married life, and the bakery is bustling with happy customers. Until one of their most valued cupcake connoisseurs ends up dead. Local glass artist and cupcake lover Rene Fischer-Klein has always suffered from a wide variety of health issues. In an effort to cheer her up, her doting husband, Peter, brings her a four-pack of her favorite cupcakes every week. But when the police discover that Rene has been poisoned, there's no sugarcoating the fact that the last things she ate were the bakery's signature pumpkin spice cupcakes! With their lives and bakery at stake, it's up to Mel and Angie to find out who poisoned their artist friend and why, before their future is frosted for good.
Author: Catherynne M. ValentePublish On: 2014-01-16
She wanted to eat pumpkin pie in the Autumn Provinces again. She wanted to skip to the easy part, the part that sparkled and sang. She didn't want to be a ...
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home, and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers. Here is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous and passionately layered book from New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente. Praise for the FAIRYLAND series: 'One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.' Time Magazine (A Time Best Book of 2012) 'A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy-tale, done with heart and wisdom.' Neil Gaiman 'A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy-tale - full of oddments, whimsy and joy.' Holly Black, author of Zombies vs. Unicorns and the Spiderwick Chronicles 'September is a clever, fun, stronghearted addition to the ranks of bold, adventurous girls. Valente's subversive storytelling is sheer magic.' Tamora Pierce, author of The Immortals series 'Valente is making new myths right now, before our eyes. Don't miss the show.' Lev Grossman 'One of the strongest fantasy novels for young readers I've had the pleasure of getting lost in...There's as much Phantom Tollbooth here as there is Narnia...Shot through with menace and heroism, you never know what's coming next.' Cory Doctorow
She looked at the girl in the mirror with the corset and nice shoes. Then her eyes slipped off ... A balance between who she was and who she wanted to be?
Author: Ines Johnson
Publisher: Those Johnson Girls
Single mother Malika “Pumpkin” Tavares lost faith in fairytales after she fell for a toad. Now she believes she’s not cut from the storybook, heroine cloth and searches for Mr. Good Enough amongst the sidekicks and supporting men of the town. Love at first sight isn’t a cliche for town royalty Armand “Manny” Charmayne. For generations the Charmaynes have spotted their soulmates by seeing a golden aura the first time they laid eyes on The One. When Manny meets Pumpkin he sees…nothing, but sparks fly off the richter scale. The more he gets to know her the more he considers defying fate, if only he can convince her to take a chance on love again.
Her mind raced as she desperately tried to think up some excuse. “It's my parents. Yes, that's right. I think my parents wanted us all to go out to dinner ...
Author: Cynthia Blair
Publisher: Belgrave House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Is the decaying Victorian mansion on Crabtree Hill really haunted? Identical twins Chris and Susan Pratt decide there’s no time like Halloween to find out. Then another mystery arises: what to do when they both fall for the same boy. A third mystery: how to make the annual Halloween Dance special. The girls encounter unexpected tricks and treats as they cleverly solve all three mysteries. Young Adult Fiction by Cynthia Blair; originally published by Fawcett Juniper
He nodded. “They both wanted the person they couldn't really have,” he said, shaking his head. “You see, ever since she was a little girl, Olivia Ramsbottom ...
Author: Auralee Wallace
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
When murder strikes in the Tunnel of Love, Erica Bloom has to rock the boat to catch a killer... For a small town like Otter Lake, New Hampshire, the annual Fall Festival is a big deal: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, caramel apples and pumpkin pies—even a Tunnel of Love. Back in her hometown, Erica Bloom is trying to enjoy herself, which includes getting better acquainted with Sheriff Grady Forrester. But when a swan boat sails out of the heart-shaped exit of the tunnel with a dead man slumped over a wing, her own romance will have to take a backseat. PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER Speaking of love affairs, the other passenger in the boat—and only witness to the elderly Mr. Masterson’s swan song—is not his wife. It’s Erica’s beloved and feisty “aunt,” Tweety, who quickly becomes the prime suspect. Vowing to clear Tweety, Erica teams up with her sassy BFF and self-appointed security expert Freddie Ng to solve the murder—despite the objections of Grady, who’s convinced the amateurs are going overboard in their investigation. And he just may be right. But as Erica and Freddie start to dredge up long-kept small-town secrets, will they heading straight into troubled waters? Pumpkin Picking with Murder is the second book in Auralee Wallace's Otter Lake Mystery series!
'Charlie, why did you want to call him Pumpkin?' Naomi had been incredulous when Charlie suggested they call the tiny kitten by the rather cruel nickname ...
Author: J.G. Roberts
How can a little girl vanish into thin air? Five-year-old Cassie Bailey’s mother tucked her into bed and kissed her goodnight. This morning she’s missing, her unicorn bedcovers are empty, and her parents are frantic. Detective Rachel Hart knows that the first few hours after a child goes missing are the most crucial, and that the Baileys are living every parent’s worst nightmare. Rachel knows, because as a child her family lived through it too, when her sister was taken. The days are ticking by with no sign of Cassie, and the cracks in the Baileys’ marriage are beginning to show. But are the holes in their stories because they’re out of their minds with panic – or because they’re lying? Rachel’s convinced that Cassie knew the person who took her, but can she find the little girl before she’s lost forever? A gripping and unputdownable thriller for fans of Close to Home, The Couple Next Door and Behind Closed Doors. What people are saying about Little Girl Missing: ‘OMG this book kept me hooked… Wasn't expecting that twist on who did it. So looking forward to reading more from this author!! Amazing from start to finish!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Kept me up reading way late into the night! If you like books that keep you guessing with all the twists and turns, this one is definitely for you!… I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery… Read this book!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘What a brilliant book… it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. A brilliant page-turner with plenty of twists and turns and I just enjoyed the way this author writes… I didn't guess the twist at the end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A fast-paced thriller that will leave you breathless!’ Donna’s Book Addiction, 5 stars ‘What an amazing thriller! Loved every second of it. The writer spins a great yarn, and draws you in every step of the way. Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow what a great book. Tons of suspense and twists and turns. Held my attention from the first page to the last. Can't wait to read more from this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I am very tired today because this book was so good it kept me up reading way late into the night! If you like books that keep you guessing with all the twists and turns, this one is definitely for you!...Read this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘In places I was literally holding my breath…A real page turner and I can't wait to read more about DCI Rachel Hart and read how this series evolves, another MUST READ author to add to my list’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely loved this book about DCI Rachel Hart! A cracking start to a new series. Can't wait to read more from the author.’ Kim The Bookworm, 5 stars ‘Will keep you on the edge of your seat!’ Goodreads Reviewer Dropped from RD as of 11 June ‘Compelling… kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A fast-paced domestic thriller that will have you hooked. Full of twists, an emotional read. Really looking forward to the next in the series.’ Goodreads review ‘A gripping domestic thriller that had me engaged from the word go.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Very well written and I was hooked from the start.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
And I don't want your preserved stuff, Cane, if I can have fresh.” “You shall,” said the girl calmly. She turned to Cane. “Here is where I can help.
Author: Niels W. Erickson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Whether you're an old horror movie fan, or just a fan of old horror movies, "Thriller Theatre" host Margali has a treat for you: a potent brew of vintage tales distilled from many a fine old author. It's a stimulating collection of stories from which many a classic -- and even not-so-classic -- fright film has drawn inspiration, including such rarities as a terror tale reprinted here for the first time in over seventy years!
The scent of the cookies frlled his nostrils the moment he walked into the apartment, and oh, how he wanted to taste one. Emily was a nice, friendly girl ...
Author: PA Cadaver
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When Peter's family moves into the city, everything is different for Peter. Now they are living in an apartment instead of a house, but at last he meets Emily, who lives in the same building. Emily has a magical garden on the rooftop but Peter has no idea how that garden is about to change his life!
Indeed, the girl who could give that scream, instantly muffled, ... Eve wanted the masses of jasmine cut away that darkened the diningroom window, ...
Author: Niels W. Erickson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Digging up old acquaintances for an evening's entertainment is a favorite pastime for your THRILLER THEATRE host Margali, so you're certain to enjoy the splendid company you'll find unearthed here, Couch Pumpkin. There are werewolves, mummies and vampires, to be sure -- and a charmingly international cast, from Russian tales that inspired Italian terrors, to a French fright-fable of madness and possession, to proper British chillers that unleash Egyptian curses -- or inspire Japanese monsters! There's even a positively "ripping" yarn in the original short story which preceded its later novelization. (We're strictly old-school when it comes to slashers, brave heart.) So if the only good thing on the telly tonight is your cat, just turn down the lights and enter your own private THRILLER THEATRE. It's showtime for those lovely NIGHTMARES THAT LEFT A FILM.
I want you to lie in wait for this pumpkin. I have been told that the pumpkin has been cutting up a child at her home. If it comes here, you must kill it, ...
Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Social Science
In the years between the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the Soweto Uprising of 1976—a period that was both the height of the apartheid system in South Africa and, in retrospect, the beginning of its end—Harold Scheub went to Africa to collect stories. With tape-recorder and camera in hand, Scheub registered the testaments of Swati, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu storytellers, farming people who lived in the remote reaches of rural South Africa. While young people fought in the streets of Soweto and South African writers made the world aware of apartheid’s evils, the rural storytellers resisted apartheid in their own way, using myth and metaphor to preserve their traditions and confront their oppressors. For more than 20 years, Scheub kept the promise he made to the storytellers to publish his translations of their stories only when freedom came to South Africa. The Tongue Is Fire presents these voices of South African oral tradition—the historians, the poets, the epic-performers, the myth-makers—documenting their enduring faith in the power of the word to sustain tradition in the face of determined efforts to distort or eliminate it. These texts are a tribute to the storytellers who have always, in periods of crisis, exercised their art to inspire their own people.
This is the story of a drop-dead gorgeous girl called Pumpkin, who has long blonde hair and a figure to die for.
Author: Jean Ure
Category: Children's stories
This is the story of a drop-dead gorgeous girl called Pumpkin, who has long blonde hair and a figure to die for. I wish! It's my sister Petal who has the figure to die for. I'm the one in the middle... the plump one. I never wanted to turn food into my enemy, but when Dad started calling me Pumpkin I didn't feel I had any choice...
The girl had a builtin luminosity that sent light shadows over Jean, ... Jean couldn't think of an occasionwhere someone she knew wanted to hear her story.
Author: Elaine Tassy
One night in August when the bar exam was two weeks off, he invited Pam to meet his sister Imani Hardway-Lee and her husband Anthony for dinner at Bombay Royale. He suggested that he stop by her apartment first, intent to find out what went on inside. He rang her buzzer five minutes before he was due, but instead of asking him up, Pam told him through the intercom that she was on her way down, making a mystery of how her bedroom was decorated, whether the apartment was neat or sloppy, whether she had a cat. He watched her come down the stairs with strappy sandals and muscular, shapely legs. Leaning against the banister with one foot on a limestone step and the other on the sidewalk, Kofi knew he’d lost all restraint and was about to become her bitch. “You know what?” she said once she pulled the outer door closed and looked down the steps at Kofi. “I forgot to shave my legs. I took a bath with skin softener and everything.” She frowned. “I’ve got at least a half inch of hair here . . . can we go back up? I’ll be really fast.” Imani’s husband, Accountant Anthony as Kofi called him, was the most uptight black man he knew, and if that night was like the others, he would have a few choice words for them if they showed up at Bombay Royale more than five minutes late. But Kofi was weakened by Pam’s light coating of plum lipstick, her short blue-green tie-dyed dress and the unshaven hair on her calves. Plus, going upstairs and waiting while she shaved would get him inside. As they walked four flights up a winding staircase to her apartment, the want to touch her calf overtook him like the need to use the bathroom. She unlocked the apartment door, which opened onto a living room/kitchen with wall hangings, furniture and posters in hues of gypsy red. Across her crimson couch were pillows that looked Southeast Asian, some with tiny circular mirrors sewn in. In the kitchen he saw a clean porcelain sink, half a dozen walnut cabinets smudged with flour fingerprints, a green plastic garbage pail with a foot pedal and a bag folded over the edges, a microwave with the revolving plate. Pam sat down on the couch, her amused eyes watching him looking around. He sat beside her and asked: “You want me to shave your legs for you?” Kofi could gauge her hesitation by the way her jaws struggled to spread apart before she said yes. He rustled in the bathroom for razors and lotion and poked around her kitchen for an empty yogurt container he filled with warm water. Then he set everything on the coffee table and sank onto the couch beside her. She extended her hairy leg, taut yet buoyant with flesh, and he draped it onto his lap. Her shin rippled as he slid a finger from her knee to her sandal strings. He wanted to bend over and taste her skin, but instead he pumped lotion in his hand and spread it in swirls, reminded of when he’d stepped on her foot at the Indian restaurant and seen her nipples harden. He wet the razor and shook it off, then dragged it down her calf, his lips parted in concentration. He was systematic about it, working in curving lines. “There you go, Pam.” He liked using her name in conversation. When he switched legs, her lips parted as she looked up at him.