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Freya and the Magic Jewel Book by ,

Freya and the Magic Jewel Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1481496417
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Summary: From the authors of the Goddess Girls series comes the first book in a brand-new series steeped in Norse mythology, magic, adventure, and friendship. “Gold and Gullveig I cannot see. But here is a vision that comes to me; Adventure for you is about to start. Near Asgard you must find the heart. A Secret world there hides away, which holds the power to stop doomsday!” When eleven-year-old Freya hears that prophecy from her magical jewel, she isn’t sure what to make of it. Doomsday? She will find the key? Mere seconds after that prediction, she receives a mysterious invitation to Asgard Academy from the powerful Odin, who commands her to “bring her magic” to Asgard. With encouragement from her twin, Frey, Freya reluctantly heads out on their new adventure. And Freya’s first challenge begins before she even steps foot in Asgard. While trying to navigate the treacherous Bifrost Bridge, she drops her magical jewel off the bridge, and a sneaky pair of dwarves take her jewel down to the world of Midgard! Without that jewel, Freya thinks she is powerless. But with the help of her pod-mates at Asgard, Freya discovers a world that is bigger and more mysterious that she ever imagined! There, she learns the true terror that Ragnarok—the doomsday her jewel warned her about—could mean for Asgard Academy if she and her new friends, the Thunder Girls, don’t stop it!

Attic Ladies: Gloamin's Gateway Book by D.J. Yates

Attic Ladies: Gloamin's Gateway Book
  • Author : D.J. Yates
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2014-07-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1291943455
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Summary: A peaceful alternative mystical land called Ledremain is attacked by creatures known as 'Gloamins'. Two young girls escape to earth and hide in a magical attic for their protection. A young girl called Freya, who lives downstairs, discovers their secret. The three teenage girls and their magical sketch book travel through a painting on the attic wall. They embark on an adventure to rescue a group of children. They must also prevent the Gloamins from finding a key. This key would unlock the attic window and allow the Gloamins to gain direct access to earth.

Saturn's Children Book by Charles Stross

Saturn's Children Book
  • Author : Charles Stross
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 144063484X
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Summary: Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity went extinct, leaving only androids behind to fulfill humanity’s dreams. And, having learned well from their long-dead masters, they’ve established a hierarchical society—one with humanoid aristo rulers at the top and slave-chipped workers at the bottom, performing the lowly tasks all androids were originally created to do. Designed as a concubine for a species that hasn’t existed for two hundred years, femmebot Freya Nakamichi-47—one of the last of her kind still functioning—accepts a job from a stranger to deliver a package from mercury to Mars. Unfortunately, she’s just made herself a moving target for some very powerful, very determined humanoids desperate to retrieve the package’s contents…

Economics of Child Care Book by David M. Blau

Economics of Child Care Book
  • Author : David M. Blau
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 1991-09-19
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1610440609
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Summary: "David Blau has chosen seven economists to write chapters that review the emerging economic literature on the supply of child care, parental demand for care, child care cost and quality, and to discuss the implications of these analyses for public policy. The book succeeds in presenting that research in understandable terms to policy makers and serves economists as a useful review of the child care literature....provides an excellent case study of the value of economic analysis of public policy issues." —Arleen Leibowitz, Journal of Economic Literature "There is no doubt this is a timely book....The authors of this volume have succeeded in presenting the economic material in a nontechnical manner that makes this book an excellent introduction to the role of economics in public policy analysis, and specifically child care policy....the most comprehensive introduction currently available." —Cori Rattelman, Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Putting Children First Book by Ajay Chaudry

Putting Children First Book
  • Author : Ajay Chaudry
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2004-07-22
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1610441192
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Summary: In the five years following the passage of federal welfare reform law, the labor force participation of low-income, single mothers with young children climbed by more than 25 percent. With significantly more hours spent outside the home, single working mothers face a serious childcare crunch—how can they provide quality care for their children? In Putting Children First, Ajay Chaudry follows 42 low-income families in New York City over three years to illuminate the plight of these mothers and the ways in which they respond to the difficult challenge of providing for their children’s material and developmental needs with limited resources. Using the words of the women themselves, Chaudry tells a startling story. Scarce subsidies, complicated bureaucracies, inflexible work schedules, and limited choices force families to piece together care arrangements that are often unstable, unreliable, inconvenient, and of limited quality. Because their wages are so low, these women are forced to rely on inexpensive caregivers who are often under-qualified to serve the developmental needs of their children. Even when these mothers find good, affordable care, it rarely lasts long because their volatile employment situations throw their needs into constant flux. The average woman in Chaudry’s sample had to find five different primary caregivers in her child’s first four years, while over a quarter of them needed seven or more in that time. This book lets single, low-income mothers describe the childcare arrangements they desire and the ways that options available to them fail to meet even their most basic needs. As Chaudry tracks these women through erratic childcare spells, he reveals the strategies they employ, the tremendous costs they incur and the anxiety they face when trying to ensure that their children are given proper care. Honest, powerful, and alarming, Putting Children First gives a fresh perspective on work and family for the disadvantaged. It infuses a human voice into the ongoing debate about the effectiveness of welfare reform, showing the flaws of a social policy based solely on personal responsibility without concurrent societal responsibility, and suggesting a better path for the future.

Freya & Zoose Book by Emily Butler

Freya & Zoose Book
  • Author : Emily Butler
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1524717738
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Summary: Fans of Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan will treasure this timeless tale about a magnificent adventure to the North Pole and the even more astounding feat of true friendship. A perfect purchase for animal and adventure lovers alike. Freya has always craved--and feared--adventure. Traipsing all over the world is simply not what dignified rockhopper penguins do. But when she hears about Captain Salomon August Andrée's hot-air balloon expedition to the North Pole, Freya packs her copy of Hints to Lady Travellers and hops on board. Only moments after leaving land, Freya discovers a fellow stowaway! Meet Zoose, the scrappy, uncouth mouse whose endless wisecracks and despicable manners make him a less-than-ideal travel companion. When the hot-air balloon is forced to land in the Arctic, these polar opposites must learn how to get along. Their very survival depends on it. Debut author Emily Butler spins wonder and whimsy and Jennifer Thermes contributes over fifty black-and-white illustrations to bring this enchanting friendship tale to life.

Valkyrie: 1: Valkyrie Book by Kate O'Hearn

Valkyrie: 1: Valkyrie Book
  • Author : Kate O'Hearn
  • Publisher : Hachette Children\'s
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1444907565
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Summary: Freya is dreading turning fourteen - that marks the official end of her childhood and when she takes up full duties of a Valkyrie - a collector of souls from humanity's battlefields. But Freya is unlike any other Valkyrie. She doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her. As she observes from Asgard, she tries to understand what it is to be human: to make friends with girls her own age and laugh with boys, without the fear of causing their death with one touch. Little does she know that her dreams will soon be realized: on her first battlefield mission, Freya reaps the soul of a soldier with unfinished business that will send her to the human world on a deadly quest. And there she must battle both ordinary and extraordinary enemies to create a new VALKYRIE legend. 'Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson

My Two Blankets Book by Irena Kobald

My Two Blankets Book
  • Author : Irena Kobald
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 0544764854
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Summary: Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange: the animals, the plants—even the wind. An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she’s sad—and a new blanket just might change her world. This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend. It's a story for all who have experienced change. Irena Kobald’s poetic text, paired with Kate Greenaway medalist Freya Blackwood's powerful paintings, renders an emotional and heart-warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.

Freyas Land Book by Claudius Crönert

Freyas Land Book
  • Author : Claudius Crönert
  • Publisher : Gmeiner-Verlag
  • Release Date : 2015-03-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN Code: 3839245702
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Summary: 715 n.Chr.: Die friesischen Stämme rüsten zum Feldzug gegen die christlichen Franken, um ihre Handelsstadt Dorestad von deren Besatzung zu befreien. Auf einem Festbankett verlangt einer der friesischen Fürsten von Herzog Radbod, er möge ihm seine Tochter zur Frau geben. Das Mädchen ist aber erst 15 Jahre alt und der Herzog will sich um keinen Preis von ihr trennen. Es droht ein Streit zur Unzeit, denn nur wenn die Friesen zusammenhalten, haben sie eine Chance gegen den übermächtigen Gegner. Und Radbod hat viele Gefahren auf sich genommen, um die Stämme seines Landes zu einen ...

Making ADHD a Gift Book by Robert Evert Cimera

Making ADHD a Gift Book
  • Author : Robert Evert Cimera
  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Release Date : 2002-09-24
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN Code: 1461649846
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Summary: Explains, in everyday language, what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is, how it is diagnosed, and how this condition affects people throughout their lifetime. It outlines methods of developing and assessing teaching strategies that can help individuals with ADHD both at home and at school. Unlike other texts, this book takes a positive look at the disorder. Rather than trying to repress the characteristics of ADHD, the author advocates that ADHD individuals use their disorder to maximize attention span, improve social skills, harness impulsivity, and turn hyperactivity into periods of extreme productivity.

Isle of Misfits 1: First Class Book by Jamie Mae

Isle of Misfits 1: First Class Book
  • Author : Jamie Mae
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 1499808232
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Summary: In the first book of the Isle of Misfits series, a gargoyle that can't sit still at his post is invited to live on an island full of other restless magical creatures! Gibbon is a gargoyle who has been unable to sit still for hundreds of years. One day, he leaves his post from the castle he was meant to be guarding, and a person sees Gibbon, he panics and runs away. As Gibbon is sadly walking back, he meets three gargoyles who bring him to an island filled with other legendary creatures. There, he goes to a special academy that will train him to go on missions to protect all sorts of mythical creatures who are in trouble. Excited to go and happy that he won't be lonely anymore, Gibbon is also nervous to go some place where he doesn't know anyone. Will he be able to make friends in this new place? Find out in this new and exciting creature-filled series, complete with a hilarious cast of characters such as a clumsy dragon, an ill-tempered fairy, a griffin with poor flying skills, and a yeti with a manbun!

A Court of Mist and Fury Book by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury Book
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1619634473
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Summary: The seductive and stunning #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas's spellbinding A Court of Thorns and Roses. Feyre has undergone more trials than one human woman can carry in her heart. Though she's now been granted the powers and lifespan of the High Fae, she is haunted by her time Under the Mountain and the terrible deeds she performed to save the lives of Tamlin and his people. As her marriage to Tamlin approaches, Feyre's hollowness and nightmares consume her. She finds herself split into two different people: one who upholds her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court, and one who lives out her life in the Spring Court with Tamlin. While Feyre navigates a dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms. She might just be the key to stopping it, but only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future-and the future of a world in turmoil. Bestselling author Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her dazzling, sexy, action-packed series to new heights.

Freya Book by Anthony Quinn

Freya Book
  • Author : Anthony Quinn
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN Code: 1609454162
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Summary: “[A] double bildungsroman” of two British women “set against a background of political and cultural upheavals” in the direct aftermath of WWII (The New Yorker). It begins on May 8, 1945. The streets of London are alive with VE-Day celebrations. In the crowd, twenty-year-old Freya Wyley meets eighteen-year-old Nancy Holdaway. Freya’s acerbic wit and free-wheeling politics complement Nancy’s gentle, cautious nature, and what begins on that eventful day in history is the story of a transformative friendship that spans two decades. As Freya chooses journalism and Nancy realizes her ambitions as a novelist, their friendship takes on the nuances of sexual, emotional, and professional rivalries. Beneath the relentless thrum of changing times are the eternal battles fought by women in pursuit of independence and the search for love. Stretching from the war haunted halls of Oxford and Nuremburg to the cultural shifts of the early 1960s, Freya brings to life two extraordinary women facing down an era of political and personal tumult. “With this three-dimensional portrait of his headstrong heroine, whose hard-gloss shell conceals a hard-fought vulnerability, Quinn achieves a distinct and unusual creation.” —The New York Times

The Tricking of Freya Book by Christina Sunley

The Tricking of Freya Book
  • Author : Christina Sunley
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9781429953542
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Summary: A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical history, language and landscape of Iceland. Freya Morris grows up in a typical American suburb – but every summer, she enters another realm entirely when she visits her relatives in Gimli, a tiny village in Canada settled by Icelandic immigrants. Here she falls under the spell of her troubled but charming aunt Birdie, who thrills her with stories of exotic Norse goddesses, moody Viking bards, and the life of her late grandfather, the most famous poet of "New Iceland." But when Birdie tricks Freya into a terrifying scandal, Freya turns her back on everything Icelandic and anything that reminds her of the past. She is living an anonymous, bleak existence in Manhattan when she finally returns to Gimli for the first time in two decades – and stumbles upon a long concealed family secret. As Freya becomes increasingly obsessed with unraveling her family's tangled story, she finds herself delving into the very memories she has worked so hard to forget. When the clues dry up in Gimli, Freya journeys to Iceland itself. On this rugged island of vast lava fields and immense glaciers, Freya's quest comes to its unsettling conclusion. A beautifully-written debut novel that deftly weaves together Iceland's distinctive history, ancient mythology, reverence for language, and passion for genealogy, The Tricking of Freya is a powerful exploration of kinship, loss and redemption.

Oh Boy! Book by Freya Jarman-Ivens

Oh Boy! Book
  • Author : Freya Jarman-Ivens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-27
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1135866619
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Summary: From Muddy Waters to Mick Jagger, Elvis to Freddie Mercury, Jeff Buckley to Justin Timberlake, masculinity in popular music has been an issue explored by performers, critics, and audiences. From the dominance of the blues singer over his "woman" to the sensitive singer/songwriter, popular music artists have adopted various gendered personae in a search for new forms of expression. Sometimes these roles shift as the singer ages, attitudes change, or new challenges on the pop scene arise; other times, the persona hardens into a shell-like mask that the performer struggles to escape. Oh Boy! Masculinities and Popular Music is the first serious study of how forms of masculinity are negotiated, constructed, represented and addressed across a range of popular music texts and practices. Written by a group of internationally recognized popular music scholars—including Sheila Whiteley, Richard Middleton, and Judith Halberstam—these essays study the concept of masculinity in performance and appearance, and how both male and female artists have engaged with notions of masculinity in popular music.

Isle of Misfits 3: Prank Wars! Book by Jamie Mae

Isle of Misfits 3: Prank Wars! Book
  • Author : Jamie Mae
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 1499808542
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Summary: The team is tapped for another mission! This time, can they find a way to end a prank war between the cyclops and the trolls? After the success of their last mission helping a leprechaun, the team is ready for another challenge! But when the latest mission is given to their arrogant classmates Lissa, Gashsnarl, Jori, and Trom, they're stuck waiting for an assignment of their own. Just when it seems as though all hope is lost, the head of the isle gives them an urgent mission. There's a cyclops who lives in a cave on the island, and he's being pranked by some trolls! Can the misfits find a way to work together with their rivals to solve the case?

I Have Lost My Way Book by Gayle Forman

I Have Lost My Way Book
  • Author : Gayle Forman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0425290794
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Summary: The New York Times bestseller from the author of If I Stay “Heartwrenching…If you are ready to be emotionally wrecked yet again, you are in luck.” – Hypable A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day: Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album. Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved. Nathaniel who has just arrived in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. As the day progresses, their secrets start to unravel and they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs. An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and dis­covering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest. “A beautifully written love song to every young person who has ever moved through fear and found themselves on the other side.” – Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming

Give Me the Child Book by Mel McGrath

Give Me the Child Book
  • Author : Mel McGrath
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2017-07-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0008215618
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Summary: THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER ’Dark, clever, terrifying’ Paula Hawkins ‘Gripping and moving’ Erin Kelly ‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’ Tammy Cohen

The Girl on the Beach Book by Morton S. Gray

The Girl on the Beach Book
  • Author : Morton S. Gray
  • Publisher : Choc Lit
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1781893144
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Summary: An award-winning novel of romantic suspense: Is she going mad? Or is she really falling in love with a dead man? Ellie Golden has fled to an English coastal village to pursue her artistic ambitions and leave her troubling past behind. Yet memories are stirred when she meets Harry Dixon, the handsome headmaster of her son’s new school. Ellie knows in her heart and soul that he’s her former lover, Ben Rivers. What they shared on the beach that night is unforgettable. But Ben has been dead for years. For a woman trying to start over, Harry’s presence is deeply disturbing. Even more disturbing is his insistence that he’s never met Ellie before in his life. At least that’s what he says . . . Ellie has other reasons to be unsettled. Someone else from her past lurks in the shadows of her new life, waiting to strike. Now the only man Ellie can trust is the mysterious Harry Dixon—unless his secrets prove to be just as threatening.