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I Am Still Not a Loser

Author : Jim Smith
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Barry Loser tries to get his best friend Bunky back from Gordon Smugly, who has made him his own best friend, while trying to avoid seeing his teacher kiss his grandmother.

The Losers Club

Author : Andrew Clements
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The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love! Sixth grader Alec can’t put a good book down. So when Principal Vance lays down the law—pay attention in class, or else—Alec takes action. He can’t lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn’t a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec’s club—including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like—Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it’s just as interesting. With The Losers Club, Andrew Clements brings us a new school story that’s a love letter to books and to reading and that reminds us that sometimes the best stories are the ones that happen off the page—our own! Winner of the Rhode Island Children's Book Award (2019) Winner of the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council: Children's Choices List (2018) Winner of the Garden State Children's Book Award (2020) 2021 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee A Kansas William White Master List Selection (2018 & 2019) An Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Nominee (2019) A California Young Reader Medal Nominee (2019) A Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee (2019) A Virginia Young Readers Program Award Nominee (2019) A Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award Nominee (2019) A Missouri Mark Twain Award Nominee (2019) An Oregon Reader’s Choice Award Nominee (2019) Praise for The Losers Club! * "Clements’s latest is engaging and funny. A laugh-out-loud first purchase for all middle grade collections, and a solid read-aloud choice for classrooms."—School Library Journal, Starred Review "Clements is out to celebrate reading in all its obsessiveness, and...tosses in shout-outs to a passel of other writers. [The Losers Club] gives fried bookworms everywhere the satisfaction of knowing that friends may desert them (if only temporarily) but books never will. "—The New York Times Praise for Andrew Clements! “Clements is a genius.” —The New York Times “We have never read an Andrew Clements book that we haven’t loved.” —The Washington Post

Clinical Assessment and Management of Severe Personality Disorders

Author : Paul S. Links
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Clinical Assessment and Management of Severe Personality Disorders (Clinical Practice 35) offers the clinician working in the community a practicable approach to the treatment of patients with personality disorders. Clearly written, with minimal use of jargon, this book focuses on issues relevant to the clinician in private practice, including the diagnosis of a wide range of personality disorders and alternative management approaches. Recognizing patients with a personality disorder, differentiating one disorder from another, and using psychological tests in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders are among the clinical assessment issues covered. Two commonly encountered issues -- the assessment and management of patients using a neuropsychiatric approach and treatment of patients with comorbid symptoms and personality disorders -- are discussed. This book takes a broad approach to the management of personality disorders, moving beyond individual dynamic psychotherapy as the only treatment option. Pharmacological management of patients with personality disorders and differential management for patients in various settings are described. A discussion of the etiological impact and implications of early life experiences on the patient offers valuable insight for psychotherapeutic management. Clinicians are also provided with a useful framework for interacting and intervening with the families of patients with personality disorders.

Miss Lydia Fairbanks and the Losers Club

Author : Duane L. Ostler
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Miss Lydia Fairbanks is the newest teacher at Inner City Junior High School, the deadliest school in the state. While the school principal believes she won't last a day, Miss Fairbanks quickly surprises everyone by not only surviving in the midst of her killer students, but actually thriving in the classroom. But even someone as weak and small as Miss Fairbanks can harbor secrets from the past ...

Where Is My Happiness

Author : Nikki Yang
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Life is like an airplane that goes really fast. We are only allowed to go forward; we can never turn back. Time makes us old, and love make us sore. Theres a lot of happiness in our lives, but theres also much sorrow. That is life! That is what makes life so wonderful: happiness sometimes, and sadness other times! Some people might think sadness is not a wonderful thing to keep, and thats true. But if we only had happiness without any sadness, our lives wouldnt be that fun anymore. I know sadness feels really bad. It hurts us a lot. Some people even lose their life because of tears, but everybody has to have some sadness throughout life. We just hope sad times go away faster, and happy moments last longer! Remember, always smile while facing any emotional issues. Itll make life a lot better! Accept the truth, and always trust yourself.

Study Gods

Author : Yi-Lin Chiang
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How privileged adolescents in China acquire status and why this helps them succeed Study Gods offers a rare look at the ways privileged youth in China prepare themselves to join the ranks of the global elite. Yi-Lin Chiang shows how these competitive Chinese high schoolers first become “study gods” (xueshen), a term describing academically high-performing students. Constant studying, however, is not what explains their success, for these young people appear god-like in their effortless abilities to excel. Instead, Chiang explores how elite adolescents achieve by absorbing and implementing the rules surrounding status. Drawing from eight years of fieldwork and extensive interviews, Chiang reveals the important lessons that Chinese youth learn in their pursuit of elite status. They understand the hierarchy of the status system, recognizing and acquiring the characteristics that are prized, while avoiding those that are not. They maintain status by expecting differential treatment and performing status-based behaviors, which guide their daily interactions with peers, teachers, and parents. Lastly, with the help of resourceful parents, they rely on external assistance in the face of potential obstacles and failures. Chiang looks at how students hone these skills, applying them as they head to colleges and careers around the world, and in their relationships with colleagues and supervisors. Highlighting another facet of China’s rising power, Study Gods announces the arrival of a new generation to the realm of global competition.

Leader of the Losers

Author : Duane Gundrum
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In the distant future, mankind has finally solved the problems of wealth, poverty and class.... Rem Schlock is a new Exterminator tasked with hunting, finding and eliminating elusive Losers, those of society branded as "failures". During his search, he discovers the rumor of a mysterious "leader" of the Losers. Facing a future darkened by random death, decayed cities and hidden loyalties, Rem hunts this phantom criminal, discovering an underworld he never imagined yet once revealed can never be covered up again. Keywords: science fiction, dystopian, future, police, hard science, politics

Amberlin Awakening

Author : W. Bradford Swift
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Amberlin is on the run, but is it away from disaster or towards her destiny? After Amberlin's mother is framed for the murder of Papa Herb, they flee their conservative, Christian community, finding a temporary haven on a friend's homestead where Amberlin discovers a love for folk music. When her mother's freedom is threatened again, Amberlin's old friend, Ben Stover, suddenly appears with a plan to travel from town to town playing gigs to pay their way and stay one step ahead of the law. Meanwhile, Amberlin still feels she has a date with destiny, a great purpose to her life that she needs to figure out. The feeling only grows stronger as she is mysteriously drawn to a young, charismatic President Kennedy even though she's never been politically inclined. Yet his stand for peace throughout the world resonates strongly with her, but what difference could a young girl like herself have to do with such a powerful world leader? Her life is further disrupted by a haunting song that keeps creeping into her dreams. Who are these men referred to in the lyrics who freed a lot of people but then died young? Amberlin: Awakening is the second book in the coming-of-age paranormal Amberlin series that will keep you reading late into the night and hungrily awaiting the next book.


Author : Linda Rosenkrantz
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Talk is a hilariously irreverent and racy testament to dialogue: the gossip, questioning, analysis, arguments, and revelations that make up our closest friendships. It’s the summer of 1965 and Emily, Vincent, and Marsha are at the beach. All three are ambitious and artistic; all are hovering around thirty; and all are deeply and mercilessly invested in analyzing themselves and everyone around them. The friends discuss sex, shrinks, psychedelics, sculpture, and S and M in an ongoing dialogue where anything goes and no topic is off limits. Talk is the result of these conversations, recorded by Linda Rosenkrantz and transformed into a novel whose form and content put it well ahead of its time. Controversial upon its first publication in 1968, Talk remains fresh, lascivious, and laugh-out-loud funny nearly fifty years later.

The Odd Thomas Series 7 Book Bundle

Author : Dean Koontz
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His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now catch up with the first seven novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series in one convenient eBook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE DEEPLY ODD Also includes an excerpt from Dean Koontz’s riveting, soul-stirring novel, The City. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times