Author: Vera Brosgol
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls “both classic and ultracontemporary,” Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting. One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal—knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter. Vera Brosgol's slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts. A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book A New York Times Notable Children's Book A National Public Radio Best Book of 2016 A Horn Book Best Book of 2016 A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016
Author: Kes Gray
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue comes an important story to help raise awareness at home or at school about stopping bullying. A little boy is feeling sad because every day he has to face a bully. But this story's little boy also has friends. A frog, a cat, a rabbit, a cow, and other animal friends insist on helping him, even after he tells them: "There's nothing you can do for me/ There's nothing you can say." Fortunately, he is mistaken, because the next time the bully approaches, they all join with him and shout, "LEAVE HIM ALONE!" And it works! The bully turns around and goes away. The gently clever use of rhyming verse gives a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child who has to deal with bullies. 'An empowering story.' - Books for Keeps
Author: Cipe Pineles
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The newly discovered illustrated recipes of wildly influential yet unsung designer Cipe Pineles, introducing her delectable work in food and art to a new generation. Not long ago, Sarah Rich and Wendy MacNaughton discovered a painted manuscript at an antiquarian book fair that drew them in like magnets: it displayed a vibrant painting of hot pink beets and a hand-lettered recipe for borscht written in script so full of life, it was hard to believe it was more than sixty-five years old. It was the work of one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century--Cipe (pronounced "C. P.†?) Pineles, the first female art director at Condé Nast, whose impact lives on in the work of Maira Kalman, Julia Rothman, and many others. Completed in 1945, it was a keepsake of her connection to her childhood's Eastern European food--she called it Leave Me Alone with the Recipes. For Wendy and Sarah, it was a talisman of a woman they had not known was their idol: a strong, independent spirit whose rich archive--of drawings, recipes, diaries, and letters to family and friends--led them into a dazzling history of mid-century design, art, food, New York City society, and culture. They teamed up with Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and Debbie Millman of Design Matters, along with contributors Mimi Sheraton, Steven Heller, Paula Scher, and Maira Kalman, to present Cipe Pineles's life and work as it should be presented--in glorious color. With Pineles's illustrated cookbook and a section of updated recipes as its centerpiece, this gorgeous volume will delight foodies and design devotees alike.
Author: Ann de Bode
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Leave me alone! - Peter is excited about moving to a new house, although he has to leave his best friend behind. But at his new school he soon comes up against Jack, The class bully, who makes Peter's life a misery. When Peter's mother eventually finds out, she decides they must speak To The teacher...
Author: Maureen Corrigan
A lifelong book lover and NPR book critic speaks out on the authors and the books that have played a key role in her life, exploring how the magic of reading has helped her understand herself and reflecting on how a love of literature can help transform our lives. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Author: Frieda Wishinsky
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
A young boy is annoyed by the adoration of a girl in his class, but when she goes away, he misses her.
Author: Xuecun Murong
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
An unflinching and darkly funny look at the pressures of life in modern China, where riches and sex abound but not for all.
Author: Carol Snyder
Desperately unhappy and angry because her parents are constantly involved with their jobs, leaving her alone in their New York apartment with her grandmother, fourteen-year-old Jaimie longs for the opportunity to tell everyone how she really feels.
Author: Robert Cory
Self-confrontation, Self-discovery, Self-authenticity, and Leadership, is a book that challenges, encourages, and guides one in a twofold journey of self and self leadership transformation and transcendence. Through a gradual expose of common sense classical and modern leadership theories, the motivational theories and insights from spiritual psychology, it takes one into a deep journey of self, involving the physical, the rational, the psychological and the spiritual. Then, layer by layer the book accompanies the reader in a holistic and integrative personal leadership journey of self-transformation and self-authenticity. At the end, the reader is empowered as the self-liberator. With a description personal enneagram profile of past exemplary leaders, Self-cofrontation, self-discovery, self-authenticity, and leadership presents the pathway to integrative and authentic discovery of self and good leadership as those which are subsistent in their processes. Good leaders become by holistically, consistently and authentically striving to be.
Author: L. A. Aaron
What is the key to the truth and power of science? Would a theory of everything disprove the soul? Is matter all there is? Can I keep science and my common sense? Can we travel back in time? Is it evolution or creation or ? Will scientists ever make a man? Will we ever create artificial intelligence? If so, what does that say about my worth? What is the ultimate source of our intellectual malaise? Anthony Rizzi, a distinguished physicist, answers these questions and more. "What a terrific book!!...The time is now. Philosophers, scientists, and the educated reader will profit enormously from this book." Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame philosophy professor, Gifford Lecturer "There is a pressing need for Anthony Rizzi's book, which reveals the link between science and man's deepest questions in a bold, clear and truthful way. His book is full of insights that readers will relish and want to read again and again to plumb their depths." Marcus Grodi, host of The Journey Home, EWTN "The Science Before Science provides much needed perspective." Joseph Martin, Chief Scientist, Planetary Science Lab (retired), Lockheed Martin
Author: Barth Stoner
In today's society the government seems to have control over our lives no matter which way we turn. The rules and reglations regarding what we can or cannot do seem to have no end. It wasn't that many years ago that a person could live a life free to do pretty much whatever they wanted as long as they didn't hurt anyone or interfere with someone else's freedoms. The courts are out of control and put people in jail for minor infractions. Prosecutors want convictions and don't care whether you are guilty or not, they just want a high conviction rate because they think it looks good on their record. People are tired of the endless laws and want a simpler life free of all the restrictions making us a slave to our government, the courts and the police who watch over us constantly. Occasionally in all government offices, in the courts and in the police departments you will encounter an individual without scruples, or common sense who is not qualified to hold his/her position. The end result is, that person is going to perpetrate unjustifiable actions against innocent individuals or deny them access to their rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness according to what our country was founded upon. Money seems to be the law of the land now. You've got it – they want it!
Author: Belinda Terro Mooney
Publisher: Human Services Inst
Describes the normal parent-child problems that develop during adolescence, discussses chemical dependency, psychiatric problems, and codependency, and looks at recovery programs
Author: Nakesha Lowe
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Just Leave Me Alone is for all of you smothering parents out there that worry about every little thing when it comes to your children. Many parents don’t realize that being too strict has its disadvantages. We all want to protect our children, but there is such a thing as overprotection. The best thing to do as your children get older is to give them room to make their own mistakes. It won’t be easy, but I feel like it’s necessary. If you don’t trust your children, then they will never feel comfortable coming to you about anything, and they are more likely to keep secrets and even lie to you, especially if you’re that parent that overreacts about everything. Nobody’s perfect. Your children will make bad decisions in their lives, but you still have to trust them to make the right decisions. This is something that every parent will have to face at some point, even if you don’t want to.
Author: Pat Thomas
Publisher: A First Look At
This wonderful picture book helps children who become worried in social situations to overcome their fear of new places and people. It encourages confidence whilst also reassuring introverted children that it is fine to spend time alone too. It explores ways your child can practice social interactions to help build confidence and explains to more confident children the importance of being kind and patient to their more introverted peers. Part of a superb series of information books that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They make excellent tools for classroom discussions or parent and child discussion at home.