The Little One (Quick Read 2012)

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Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857209213

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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An exclusive short story for World Book Day from bestselling author Lynda La Plante. This spooky tale will make you want to sleep with the light on. Barbara needs a story. A struggling journalist, she tricks her way into the home of former soap star Margaret Reynolds. Desperate for a scoop on the actress and her return to stardom, she finds instead a terrified woman living alone in a creepy manor house. A piano plays in the night, footsteps run overhead, doors slam in dark corners. The nights are full of strange noises. Barbara thinks there may be a child living upstairs, unseen. Who looks after her? And why is she kept out of sight? Little by little, actress Margaret's haunting story of broken promises is revealed, and Barbara is left with a chilling discovery.

A Very Distant Shore

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Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751566187

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Wanted: doctor for small island. Must like boats, the seaside and having no hope of keeping a secret... Lorna lives on the tiny Scottish island of Mure, a peaceful place where everyone helps their neighbour. But the local GP is retiring, and nobody wants his job. Mure is too small and too remote. Far away, in a crowded camp, Saif is treating a little boy with a badly-cut hand. Saif is a refugee, but he's also a doctor: exactly what Mure needs. Saif is welcome in Mure, but can he forget his past? Over one summer, Saif will find a place to call home, and Lorna's life will change forever.

The Cleverness Of Ladies

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Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132627

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, keeps her wits about her as she looks into why the country's star goalkeeper isn't saving goals. Georgina turns her rudeness into a virtue when she opens a successful hotel. Italian shop-keeper Fabrizia shows her bravery when her husband betrays her. And in Suffolk during the Second World War, gentle La proves that music really can make a difference. With his trademark gift for storytelling, international bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith brings us five tales of love, heartbreak, hope and the cleverness of ladies.

Reading the World's Stories

An Annotated Bibliography of International Youth Literature

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Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith,Theo Heras,Susan Corapi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442270861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

Full House

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Author: Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409137082

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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A fantastic Maeve Binchy - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion. Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn't they leave home? Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn't work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn't earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the day when someone will pay him for them. Until then, all three are happy at home. It doesn't cost them anything, and surely their parents like having a full house? When a crisis occurs, Dee decides things have to change for the whole family...whether they like it or not.

Amy's Diary

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Author: Maureen Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409137392

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Set during the Second World War in Liverpool, this is a wonderful Maureen Lee tale - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion. On 3 September 1939, Amy Browning decided to start writing a diary. It was a momentous day for so many reasons: it was Amy's eighteenth birthday; her sister had just given birth to a baby boy; and on the radio it was announced that Great Britain was now at war with Germany. For a while, life didn't change very much for Amy. Living with her family in Opal Street, Liverpool, Amy and her friend both got jobs at a factory and spent their free time looking round the shops, or watching the ships being loaded at the docks. But as the months went by, things began to change. The bombing started, and Amy's fears grew for her brother, fighting in France, and her boyfriend Ian, in the RAF...

Get the Life You Really Want (Quick Reads)

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Author: James Caan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241958784

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

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It is possible to get the life you really want? You just need to change the way you think. ln the thirty years I've spent in business I've learned how to build a very successful company. Using the same business methods, you can build a successful life. Do you want to get back into work after a break? Perhaps you've always dreamed of setting up your own café? Or maybe you just need more time for yourself? I've come up with a ten-point plan to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. I'll show you how to manage your time and money. You'll find out how to set your priorities and communicate well with other people. You'll learn to change how you think so you can use my business sense in everyday life. Get the Life You Really Want by James Caan, the business guru and Dragons' Den star, shows you how to work towards your own goals to shape the future that you really want

General Education and the Development of Global Citizenship in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China

Not Merely Icing on the Cake

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Author: Jun Xing,Pak-Sheung Ng,Chloe Cheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136183280

Category: Education

Page: 240

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General Education has taken center stage in the greater China area (Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China) because of a number of important developments. First, globalization has created both opportunities and challenges for college students. When they graduate and enter the real world, they must have the cultural sensitivities and social skills, in addition to their professional training, to compete in a knowledge-based global economy. Equally significant for institutions of higher education, pressing global problems challenge traditional disciplines and demand new forms of learning that reshapes the boundaries of knowledge. In response to those rapidly changing dynamics, general education has taken an increasingly important role in undergraduate education. As the first English publication on the subject, this anthology brings together a distinguished group of General Education scholars and teachers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China.

The Truth About Managing People

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Author: Stephen P. Robbins

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133090469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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In the Third Edition of the bestselling book, The Truth About Managing People, bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares even more proven principles for handling virtually every management challenge. Robbins delivers 61 real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. Readers will learn how to overcome the true obstacles to teamwork; why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little; how to improve your hiring and employee evaluations; how to heal "layoff survivor sickness"; how to manage a diverse culture; and ways to lead effectively in a digital world. New truths include: how to nurture friendly employees, forget about age stereotypes, first impressions count, be a good citizen, techniques for managing a diverse age group, and ethical leadership among others.

Doctor Who: Book 6: Step Back in Time

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Author: Richard Dungworth,Jacqueline Rayner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405908157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Exciting action-packed new original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams. Step Back in Time contains two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures! The Doctor, Rory and Amy take a trip to the 1966 World Cup in Extra Time. Rory ends up playing a crucial part in this historic football match, while the Doctor and Amy discover that the Doctor isn't the only alien visiting Wembley... The Water Thief sees the Doctor, Amy and Rory visiting an archaeological site in ancient Egypt. They soon realise there's something unearthly being dug up and it wants all the water it can find...!