Young Adult Fiction

Pants on Fire | ,

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Katie Ellison is not a liar. It's just that telling the truth is so . . . tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football-player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the junior high school gymnasium—in neon orange, which still hasn't been sandblasted off. After all, everyone knows that's what drove Tommy out of town four years ago. But now Tommy Sullivan has come back. Katie is sure he's out for revenge, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect (if slightly dishonest) existence. Even if it means telling more lies than ever. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually—no lie—having the time of her life..

Juvenile Fiction

Pants on Fire | Victoria Lloyd

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Humour for younger readers from a first-time children’s author. They looked like ordinary, innocent pants, but those pants had just hypnotised the headteacher!.

Young Adult Fiction

The Liar Society | Lisa Roecker,Laura Roecker

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"A page-turning, pearl-clutching mystery!" -Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead "One killer novel." -Lee Nichols, author of the Haunting Emma series "The moment you finish, you'll start writing your fan letter, begging for more." -Adele Griffin, National Book Award Finalist and author of The Julian Game and Picture the Dead Since when do the dead send emails? Kate Lowry's best friend Grace died a year ago. So when she gets an email from her, Kate's more than a little confused. To: [email protected] From: [email protected] Subject: (no subject) Kate, I'm here... sort of. Find Cameron. He knows. I shouldn't be writing. Don't tell. They'll hurt you. Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace's death was more than just a tragic accident. She teams up with a couple of knights-in-(not-so)-shining armor-the dangerously hot bad boy, Liam, and her lovestruck neighbor, Seth. But at their elite private school, there are secrets so big people will do anything to protect them-even if it means getting rid of anyone trying to solve a murder....

Fiction

Leaving Lucy Pear | Anna Solomon

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“From the first page, I was under Anna Solomon’s spell.” —Sue Monk Kidd From the author of The Book of V., a novel chosen as a must-read book by TIME Magazine, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, The Millions, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and BookPage Set in 1920s New England, the story of two women who are both mothers to the same unforgettable girl—a big, heartrending novel from award-winning writer Anna Solomon One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle's house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea's hopes for her future remain unfulfilled. She returns to her uncle’s house, seeking a refuge from her unhappiness. But she discovers far more when the rum-running manager of the local quarry inadvertently reunites her with Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising Bea's abandoned child—now a bright, bold, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear, with secrets of her own. In mesmerizing prose, award-winning author Anna Solomon weaves together an unforgettable group of characters as their lives collide on the New England coast. Set against one of America's most turbulent decades, Leaving Lucy Pear delves into questions of class, freedom, and the meaning of family, establishing Anna Solomon as one of our most captivating storytellers. “Anna Solomon writes with a poet’s reverence for language and a novelist's ability to keep us turning the page. A gorgeous and engrossing meditation on motherhood, womanhood, and the sacrifices we make for love.” —J. Courtney Sullivan.

Young Adult Fiction

Pants on Fire | Sue Limb

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Jess and Fred are finally an 'item'. They have spent the remainder of their summer holidays just as they planned to - creating fabulous comedy routines together. Until one fateful morning in the park just before term starts, when Fred casually mentions that he's not sure he wants to go out with Jess any more . . . Jess is OUTRAGED! Sue Limb's narrative is fresh, funny and effervescent, simultaneously capturing the agonies, the indecisions, the wrong moves and the misunderstandings that are all part of a first-ever relationship . . ..

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OMG ! ฉลาด ! อัจฉริยะ ! | Jan Payne

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เหลือเชื่อ! หมึกยักษ์ออคโตปุสเล่นฮอคกี้น้ำเป็นด้วยนะ! อ้าว! นครปอมเปอี ไม่ได้ถูกลาวาถล่มเมืองแบบในหนัง! ทุกสิ่งที่คุณคิดว่ารู้ อาจเป็นแค่เรื่องล้อกันเล่น! หนังสือ OMG ! ฉลาด ! อัจฉริยะ ! เล่มนี้ รวบรวมข้อเท็จจริง เรื่องที่ไม่น่าจะเป็นไปได้ เกี่ยวกับสัตว์โลกที่น่าฉงนจนถึงสิ่งประดิษฐ์และการค้นพบอันน่าเหลือเชื่อ พร้อมให้ ท้าทายสติปัญญา.

Business & Economics

Pants on Fire | Paul Christopherson

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Pants on Fire explores the lies that govern America—why people go along with them and what it costs to do so. It reveals the plutocracy that benefits and examines what needs to be done to bring back a true democracy. It’s no secret: The wealthy demand—and get—what they want from the system at the expense of everyone else. Seven key lies advance their agenda: The way to grow the economy is to stimulate the people at the top. Loose money is another way to grow the economy. The stock market is the best investment and the best economic indicator. Executive compensation is tied to performance. Regulation is bad; deregulation is good. Bailing out Wall Street was necessary to preserve the system. The health care question is about who pays. These claims are driving the biggest economic crisis in modern history, and producing a society ready to explode with anger. Provocative and sometimes funny, Pants on Fire looks past the individual problems to the eventual, necessary solution..

Juvenile Fiction

Scissors, Paper and Sharing | Anastasia Suen

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The students in Miss K's class experience situations that occur in schools everywhere. When most of the paper and all of the scissors have been taken for the art project, Omar and Alex find a creative way to do their project. Omar's story teaches about sharing and cooperation with brilliant illustrations and humorous text. What Do You Think? questions, Miss K's Classroom rules, and a glossary aid teachers in classroom discussions about the character trait of sharing featured in this stunning picture book. Special thanks to content consultant Vicki F. Panaccione Ph.D..

Political Science

Pants on Fire: On Lying in Politics | Howard Burton

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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned intellectual historian Martin Jay, UC Berkeley. A thought-provoking book in dialogue format examining Martin Jay’s extensive research on lying in politics from Plato and St. Augustine to Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss which culminated in his book The Virtues of Mendacity. This carefully-edited book includes an introduction,The Varnished Truth, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter: I. A Fruitful Approach: Investigating “the political” II. The Liar’s Stage: From Machiavelli to political play-acting III. Lies, American Style: A central concern? IV. Transcending Kant: The Value of nuance V. Coming Clean: Appreciating what we know VI. Monological Dangers: Truth as the enemy of the political VII. Democracy: Its porous nature and implications VIII. Getting Worse? In search of a Golden Age of truth-telling IX. Puritanical Dangers: Fanatical truth-telling X. Politics vs. Science: Similarities and differences XI. Summing Up: Admissions and conclusions About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series: This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a relaxed and informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website (https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/)..

Fiction

My Stupid Boss 5 | [email protected]

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Jangan mencari panduan menjadi karyawan teladan apalagi Boss idaman di buku My Stupid Boss (MSB) ini. Yes, sama seperti 4 buku sebelumnya, MSB 5 akan membeberkan kisah kacau di kantor. Duel maut [email protected] ak.a mba Kerani melawan Boosman a.k.a Kloningan Lele; Gendongan Jamu; Klenengan Sapi. Yang istimewa, [email protected] menyisipkan serangkaian kisah saat ia dan Bossman travelling ke beberapa negara yang suwer enggak ada satu pun yang memberi kenangan indah apalagi romantis. Kisahnya dijamin akan membuat siapa pun makin “jatuh hati” pada Bossman yang hobi kentut, pipis di bawah pohon nangka, dan pelitnya ngalahin Paman Gober. Jadi, buat yang punya atau pengen punya Boss serupa, MSB 5 wajib dibeli dan dibaca! Enggak mau, saya jual kamu!*Eh!* #Nonfiksikomedi -Gradien Mediatama-.

Juvenile Fiction

The Capture of Rafael Ortega | Joel Edward Stein

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Rafael Ortega leads a quiet, uneventful life in the port town of Cádiz, but danger is never far from sight. The Spanish Inquisition looms over Spain with watchful eyes, waiting for any sign of heresy, and press gangs roam the coast looking for vulnerable young men to kidnap into servitude. For a Jewish boy like Rafael, whose family’s faith is itself a dangerous secret, the question is less of if, but of when. It is on one fateful morning that the clock runs out: news of religious Inquisitors at Rafael’s doorstep sends him rushing home in fear for his family. While risking a shortcut through the seedy backstreets of town, he is ambushed. The next thing he knows, he’s been bound, stuffed into a wagon, and smuggled aboard a ship. Her name is El Albatros, and Rafael is now an unwilling member of her crew. Unaware of the fate of his family, Rafael finds himself in uncharted territory—at the mercy of El Albatros and the whims of the men on board as she journeys across the ocean to the New World. It is a voyage that will take them straight into the pirate-infested waters of the Caribbean, and Rafael, headed for the far side of the known world, can only hope he will make it out alive..

Social Science

Secrets, Lies and Children’s Fiction | K. Mallan

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Many children learn from a young age to tell the truth. They also learn that some lies are necessary in order to survive in a world that paradoxically values truth-telling, but practises deception. This book examines this paradox by considering how deception is often a necessary means of survival for individuals, families, governments, and animals..

Political Science

The Despot's Apprentice | Brian Klaas

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”[A] primer on the threat to democracy posed by—and I can’t believe I’m saying this—the current president of the United States.” —David Litt, New York Times bestselling author Donald Trump isn’t a despot. But he is increasingly acting like The Despot’s Apprentice, an understudy in authoritarian tactics that threaten to erode American democracy, including: Attacking the press Threatening rule of law by firing those who investigate his alleged wrongdoings Using nepotism to staff the White House and countless other techniques Donald Trump is borrowing tactics from the world’s dictators and despots. Trump’s fascination with the military, his obsession with his own cult of personality, and his deliberate campaign to blur the line between fact and falsehood are nothing new to the world of despots. But they are new to the United States. With each authoritarian tactic or tweet, Trump poses a unique threat to democratic government in the world’s most powerful democracy. At the same time, Trump’s apprenticeship has serious consequences beyond the United States. His bizarre adoration and idolization of despotic strongmen—from Russia’s Putin, to Turkey’s Erdogan, or to the Philippines’ Duterte—has transformed American foreign policy into a powerful cheerleader for some of the world’s worst regimes. In The Despot’s Apprentice, an ex-US campaign advisor who has sat with the world’s dictators explains Donald Trump’s increasingly authoritarian tactics and how Trump uniquely threatens American democracy... and how to save it from him..

Science

Rock, Paper, Scissors | Len Fisher

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Praised by Entertainment Weekly as “the man who put the fizz into physics,” Dr. Len Fisher turns his attention to the science of cooperation in his lively and thought-provoking book. Fisher shows how the modern science of game theory has helped biologists to understand the evolution of cooperation in nature, and investigates how we might apply those lessons to our own society. In a series of experiments that take him from the polite confines of an English dinner party to crowded supermarkets, congested Indian roads, and the wilds of outback Australia, not to mention baseball strategies and the intricacies of quantum mechanics, Fisher sheds light on the problem of global cooperation. The outcomes are sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming, but always revealing. A witty romp through a serious science, Rock, Paper, Scissors will both teach and delight anyone interested in what it what it takes to get people to work together..

Education

Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses | Faye Brownlie

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With this unique approach to literature circles, our students are reading more, are writing more and are excited about talking about their books! The enthusiasm in the class is contagious with even our more reluctant readers wanting more time – and more books - to read. It is a pleasure to join a group and participate in the conversation. Our students’ ability to make deep connections to one and other and to their reading is amazing. Tanis Anderson, Literacy Programme Consultant, K-12 and a team of Burnaby teachers Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses is built upon the premise that all students can become active, independent, thoughtful readers. The structures and strategies in this book are proven to help students develop confidence and competence in their reading. Student engagement with text soars through participation in grand conversations with peers and reflecting on reading with thoughtful, written responses. This unique approach includes: student choice in books students reading at their own pace, thus creating flexible groups literature circle groups where students discuss the shared text they are reading strategies for teaching written response strategies for co-creating assessment criteria additional activities to develop and deepen comprehension book lists.

Fiction

Jesus' Toolbox | Philip Collins

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Jesus' Toolbox is about: FAITH and the leap of it BELIEF and the profit from it TABLOID JOURNALISM and the truth of it ALCOHOL and the resort to it GREED and the surfeit of it ADULTERY and the thrill of it JUSTICE and the poetry of it TELEVANGELISM and the money in it THE SOUND OF MUSIC and the mystery of it THE DREAM and the sense of it PSYCHIATRY and the elixir of it TRUTH and the consequences of it HONESTY and the beauty of it COCA-COLA and the real thing of it RELIGION and the need for it DWARF THROWING and the use of it A SMALL, OBNOXIOUS DOG and the passing of it It is also about 280 pages..

Juvenile Fiction

Cornered | Rhoda Belleza

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It does not necessarily take a fist to create a punch in the gut. This fourteen-story YA fiction anthology delves into the experience of being bullied—socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and sexually. The school hallways, walks home, and house walls are no longer the boundaries for intimidation and harassment. With the rapid-fire response time of social media and smartphones, bullying has lost all limits, and the lines among truth, lies, and real accountability have become blurred. Featuring some of the hottest voices in YA literature, both bestselling and on the rise, Cornered includes works from Kirsten Miller (New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones), Jennifer Brown (Hate List), Elizabeth Miles (Fury), Jaime Adoff (The Death of Jayson Porter), Lish McBride (Morris Award finalist Hold Me Closer, Necromancer), Matthue Roth (Losers), Sheba Karim (Skunk Girl), Kate Ellison (Butterfly Clues), Zeta Elliot (A Wish After Midnight), Josh Berk (The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin), and James Lecesne (Absolute Brightness and founder of the Trevor Project)..

Family & Relationships

Online Dating is Hell | Cassie Leigh

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Online Dating Can Be HELL Especially if you're a reasonably attractive woman. From the douchebags who think all women are interchangeable… To the nice guys who don't have a clue… To the guys who are so broken down from their last relationship they don't even know where to start… It's enough to make a woman want to join a nunnery and be done with it. This book is for the women who've been there, done that, and need a good laugh before they dive back into the utter chaos that is online dating. keywords: black humor, dating, relationships, online dating, for women.

Political Science

The Soldier Vote | Donald S. Inbody

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The Soldier Vote tells the story of how Americans in the armed forces gained the right to vote while away from home. The ability for deployed military personnel to cast a ballot was difficult and often vociferously resisted by politicians of both political parties. While progress has been made, significant challenges remain. Using newly obtained data about the military voter, The Soldier Vote challenges some widely held views about the nature of the military vote and how service personnel vote..

Fiction

MMORPG: Rebirth of the Legendary Guardian 2 Anthology | Flying Alone

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Zhang Yang was a professional gamer in the first and most fantastic game that revolutionized the world: God¡¯s Miracle. A game where traditional knowledge in RPGs did not matter anymore, players would have to manually target and evade attacks, giving rise to a significant gap in skill between a professional and an amateur gamer. Zhang Yang¡¯s downfall came a little too soon. His girlfriend was snatched, his guild was harassed and disbanded, and he was even driven to commit suicide! Jumping off the top floor of a hotel, Zhang Yang seemed as though he was soaring like a phoenix. Little did he know that the end of his life also signified his rise from the ashes!.