Hanukkah Around the World

By Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Make a journey to Italy, Uzbekistan, Tunisia and past to work out how Hanukkah is widely known all over the world. sign up for the torch relay in Modiin, Israel, the Ladino live performance in Istanbul, Turkey, and the candle lighting fixtures at the seashore in Sydney, Australia. test the scrumptious and weird recipes for fried burmelos, latkes, and precipizi that bear in mind the miracle of the little jug of oil within the Hanukkah tale.

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Coot Club (Swallows and Amazons)

By Arthur Ransome

A undying vintage, fantastically rejacketed.
BACKSTORY: try out your wisdom of Coot membership boats and research extra approximately recognizing birds.
Tom Dudgeon has get rid of a motor cruiser from its moorings to guard a coot's nest, yet now the cruiser is looking low and high for him -- even supplying a gift. Tom accepts a call for participation for a week's cruise to coach his new associates, Dick and Dorothea how one can sail. you could not get a greater sailor than Tom yet can he quite remain one leap sooner than his pursuers lengthy adequate to accomplish the voyage?"

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Flight of the Phoenix (Nathanial Fludd, Beastologist)

By R. L. LaFevers, Kelly Murphy

Nathaniel Fludd’s existence has taken a flip for the worst. along with his mom and dad misplaced at sea, he lands at the doorstep of a far off cousin—the world’s final last beastologist. quickly Nate is whisked off on his first excursion, to Arabia, the place the world’s purely phoenix prepares to put its new egg. whilst catastrophe moves, Nate quick reveals himself on their lonesome.
       Will he be capable of see the phoenix properly hatched, continue his unintended puppy gremlin out of hassle, and rescue his mum or dad from the Bedouin? If he fails, not anything will stand among the world’s legendary creatures and extinction.
Too undesirable Nate’s now not one of these boy who enjoys experience . . .yet.

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Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

By Christine Carter

What can we want such a lot for our kids? subsequent to being fit, we need them to be at liberty, after all! thankfully, a big selection of clinical reports express that happiness is a realized habit, a muscle we will aid our youngsters construct and continue.

Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have confirmed approximately self belief, gratefulness, and optimism, and utilizing her personal chaotic and infrequently hilarious real-world adventures as a mother to illustrate do’s and don’ts in motion, Christine Carter, Ph.D, government director of UC Berkeley’s higher stable technology heart, boils the method all the way down to 10 easy happiness-inducing steps.

With nice wit, knowledge, and compassion, Carter covers the daily strain issues of parenting—how most sensible to self-discipline, get young ones to college and actions on time, and get dinner at the table—as good because the extra elusive problems with aiding teenagers construct fit friendships and enhance emotional intelligence. In those 10 key steps, she is helping you have interaction with a bit of luck and regularly along with your children to foster the abilities, behavior, and mindsets that may set the level for optimistic feelings now and into their formative years and past. within you are going to discover
 
• the way steer clear of elevating a brat—changing undesirable conduct into sturdy ones
• the way to swap your children’ perspective into gratitude
• the seize of attempting to be perfect—and the way to stay away from its pitfalls 
• how you can compliment kids—and why an excessive amount of of the inaccurate type should be simply as undesirable as now not enough
• the spirit of kindness—how to elevate variety, compassionate, and loving children
• options for uplifting children to do dull (but helpful) tasks—and develop into extra self-motivated within the process
 
Complete with a sequence of “try this” advice, secrets and techniques, and strategies, Raising Happiness is a one of a kind source to help you instill pleasure on your kids—and, within the procedure, turn into extra pleased yourself.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Fire Chronicle (Books of Beginning)

By John Stephens

After the tumultuous occasions of final wintry weather, Kate, Michael, and Emma lengthy to proceed the quest for his or her lacking mom and dad. yet they themselves are actually in nice probability, and so the wizard Stanislaus Pym hides the youngsters on the Edgar Allan Poe domestic for Hopeless and Incorrigible Orphans. There, he says, they are going to be safe. How mistaken he is. 

the youngsters are quickly came upon via their enemies, and a frantic chase sends Kate 100 years into the earlier, to a dangerous, enchanted manhattan urban. trying to find a fashion again to her brother and sister, she meets a mysterious boy whose destiny is intricately—and dangerously—tied to her own.

in the meantime, Michael and Emma have trigger to discover the second one of the Books of starting. a chain of clues leads them right into a hidden international the place they need to courageous harsh polar storms, music down an historical order of warriors, and confront negative monsters. Will Michael and Emma locate the mythical booklet of fire—and grasp its powers—before Kate is misplaced to them forever? 

intriguing, suspenseful, and brimming with humor and center, the following installment of the bestselling Books of starting trilogy will lead Kate, Michael, and Emma in the direction of their family—and to the magic that can retailer, or spoil, all of them.

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Winter Holiday (Swallows & Amazons)

By Arthur Ransome

For somebody who loves crusing and event, Arthur Ransome's vintage Swallows and Amazons sequence stands by myself. initially released within the united kingdom over a part century in the past, those books are nonetheless eagerly learn by way of childrens, regardless of their size and their decidedly British protagonists. We characteristic their luck to 2 proof: first, Ransome is a brilliant storyteller and, moment, he essentially writes from first-hand adventure. Independence and initiative are traits any baby can comprehend and each quantity during this assortment celebrates those virtues.

The fourth ebook in Arthur Ransome's vintage sequence for kids, wintry weather vacation, takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by way of budding novelist Dorethes Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the kids plan an "Arctic" day trip. yet unforseen occasions seperate the tourists and catastrophe approximately moves within the interesting climax in their race to the Pole.

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Agatha Parrot and the Mushroom Boy

By Poskitt Kjartan

Helloooo! This tale is ready the time i used to be gazing SING, WIGGLE, AND SHINE on television (the worst expertise express ever WAHOO like it like it) yet my evil brother James stole the television distant so he may well watch activities as an alternative. Don't fear, I obtained my very own again! All it took used to be a huge yellow cake, a few fairies, a faculty fete, and an incredible couch cushion. Oh, and pa ended up together with his toenails painted, so does that each one make feel to you? it's going to whilst you've learn this ebook!

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Pregnancy for Men: The Whole Nine Months

By Mark Woods

She's pregnant, this means that you are pregnant. now not actually in fact, yet you may be slap bang in the midst of 9 months of flying hormones, again rubs, and an excessive amount of speak of childbirth - you are in for the trip of your existence. and you are going to be a dad. Fatherhood is simply round the nook - are you prepared? such a lot being pregnant books are for the mum yet this one is simply for you, the recent father. We consultant you thru 9 months of pleasure, pleasure, worry, plenty of large phrases, and an increasing bump, so you emerge from this emotional rollercoaster prepared for something your infant child will throw at you (which will both be ailing, poo or regurgitated milk). From how your child grows month through month to how one can aid your associate (it's the little issues that count number, we inform ourselves), foreign bestseller being pregnant for males is your survival advisor to the complete 9 months. And while the baby arrives (and you cannot positioned the automobile seat in) Mark's to be had with the subsequent instalment, abies and tots for males, full of humorous anecdotes and recommendation from an array of recent dads. Or in case you are brief on time - being pregnant for males one zero one counsel and infants and tots for males one zero one Tips.

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Mo Said She Was Quirky

By James Kelman

James Kelman, the fellow Booker Prize–winning writer of How past due It used to be, How Late, tells the tale of Helen—a sister, a mom, a daughter—a very usual younger lady. Her boyfriend stated she used to be quirky yet she is far greater than that. belief, love, relationships; mom and dad, childrens, enthusiasts; demise, wealth, domestic: those are the standard elements of the typical that turn into awesome if you consider them as Helen does, every one waking hour. Mo stated She was once Quirky starts off on Helen’s method domestic from paintings, with the strangest of moments while a thin, down-at-heel guy crosses the line in entrance of her and looks to be her misplaced brother. What follows is an encouraged and soaking up tale of twenty-four hours within the lifetime of a tender girl.

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