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One Last Child

Author : Anni Taylor
Publisher : Tallman's Valley Detectives
Release : 2020-01-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0648438015

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Book One Last Child Description/Summary:

It was summer in the mountains when five small children vanished from their nursery school picnic. The heat was stifling that day, the tinkle of an ice-cream van in the air.Three and a half years later, in the dead of winter, the children are returned by their abductor... one by one.All except for Ivy - the granddaughter of homicide detective Kate Wakeland. The other four children say Ivy is dead.Speculation grows that the kidnappings were revenge for an offender that Detective Wakeland put in jail years before.She engages in a battle of wits between herself, the kidnapper and the cold, vast expanse of mountains in between.

The Last Child

Author : John Hart
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2009-05-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781429961936

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Book The Last Child Description/Summary:

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain. Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing . . . Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

Last Child in the Woods

Author : Richard Louv
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2008-04-22
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9781565125865

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Book Last Child in the Woods Description/Summary:

The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

The Lullaby Man

Author : Anni Taylor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-09-20
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0648438023

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Book The Lullaby Man Description/Summary:

A decade ago, The Lullaby Man preyed upon young girls in Tallman's Valley. He stole into their lives, whispered in their ears, spoke of love. Abby Wakeland was fourteen then. Now twenty-four, she's found the courage to tell her mother--Senior Detective Kate Wakeland--about what happened. The Lullaby Man was her teacher.What Abby reveals next will lead Kate down dark, twisting tunnels of discoveries that will blow this small town apart.

The Hush

Author : John Hart
Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
Release : 2018-02-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250012302

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Book The Hush Description/Summary:

"A new novel from John Hart"--

The Children of Men

Author : P. D. James
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-10-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307773449

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Book The Children of Men Description/Summary:

Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing. Then he is approached by Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants him to help get her an audience with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of unlikely revolutionaries may just awaken his desire to live . . . and they may also hold the key to survival for the human race.

Last Child

Author : Michael Spooner
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2005-10-01
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781429937092

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Book Last Child Description/Summary:

A mixed-race girl must grow up quickly when danger threatens her world Rosalie's biggest problem used to be her own divided feelings. The constant tug-of-war between her white half and her Native American half is hard. She even has two names: Rosalie when she's at the fort with her father and Last Child when she's in the village with her mother. But now a steamboat has carried smallpox into Rosalie's world—and the Mandans have no resistance to the disease. Suddenly the name Last Child is all too real. Set during the smallpox epidemic of 1837, this is the powerful story of a mixed-race girl fighting her way into adulthood against all odds.

Invisible Child

Author : Andrea Elliott
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2021-10-05
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780812986969

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Book Invisible Child Description/Summary:

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott “From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its Dickensian depths.”—Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Atlantic, The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, Library Journal In Invisible Child, Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott follows eight dramatic years in the life of Dasani, a girl whose imagination is as soaring as the skyscrapers near her Brooklyn shelter. In this sweeping narrative, Elliott weaves the story of Dasani’s childhood with the history of her ancestors, tracing their passage from slavery to the Great Migration north. As Dasani comes of age, New York City’s homeless crisis has exploded, deepening the chasm between rich and poor. She must guide her siblings through a world riddled by hunger, violence, racism, drug addiction, and the threat of foster care. Out on the street, Dasani becomes a fierce fighter “to protect those who I love.” When she finally escapes city life to enroll in a boarding school, she faces an impossible question: What if leaving poverty means abandoning your family, and yourself? A work of luminous and riveting prose, Elliott’s Invisible Child reads like a page-turning novel. It is an astonishing story about the power of resilience, the importance of family and the cost of inequality—told through the crucible of one remarkable girl. Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize • Finalist for the Bernstein Award and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award

Paradox Child

Author : J. Yates,Kim Kim Biddulph,Julia Collins,George Slater,Mike Peckett
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-06-05
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1490523901

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Book Paradox Child Description/Summary:

Copyright June 2013 J Yates. Re-edited version by the marvellous Mr Chris Keppie. June 2014 This version March 2015 Set in the 1980's most of the drama for this time traveling adventure is set in the Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford UK. Lilly's family has an extraordinary secret, one they have kept for four generations. Lilly's proud to be different and special. At Halloween she's happy to stay at home and cast spells with her mum and her Grandmother rather than go out trick or treating like the other kids. At 12 years old, she thinks she knows it all. But then Lilly becomes unsettled by odd events, like seeing the sinister man in the white shoes staring at her while she walks the dogs, and then local children start to go missing. When her mum doesn't come back from one of her regular night-time jaunts, Lilly's grandmother thinks it's time to tell her the whole story. Lilly has second thoughts about whether her family's secret is a blessing, or a curse...

The Last Children of Tokyo

Author : Yoko Tawada
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-06
Category : Ethics
ISBN : 1846276705

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Book The Last Children of Tokyo Description/Summary:

In a near-future when the old live almost-forever and the young are swept away by strange new ailments, an elderly man fights to keep his beloved great-grandson alive.

The Last Children of Mill Creek

Author : Vivian Gibson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1948742640

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Book The Last Children of Mill Creek Description/Summary:

A moving memoir of a lost African American community in St. Louis

Karl's Story

Author : Trudy Cutrone
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003-01-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1403331677

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Book Karl's Story Description/Summary:

Three friends, Karl the Bear, the young girl Karin, and Mimi the Cat, experience the upheaval of war. Through the eyes of a toy bear we witness the gradual dissolution of Karin's world, her survival, and courageous rebuilding of her life.

The Last Child Born on Earth

Author : Dan Neel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-05-04
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1484841786

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Book The Last Child Born on Earth Description/Summary:

"The Last Child Born on Earth is a fantastically entertaining read that surprised and shocked me, when I didn't think that was possible any longer. The characters jump off the page and burrow into your brain."- Tom Patterson, award-winning editor for HBO, PBS, A&E, Bravo, and NBC."The Last Child Born on Earth illustrates the battle between art and science for dominance in how we view our lives and our world. The book shows how a scientific perspective based in the material world has harmed our world and our lives and how adopting an artistic (esthetic) perspective based in the spiritual world can bring new meaning and new hope to our crumbling world." - Dr. Jane Branham, Literature Professor, author of Samuel R. Delany."I thought it sucked. What the fuck?"- Owen McMahon, former bass player for the Butthole Surfers.

Dreaming Dangerously

Author : Kathleen Harsch
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2012-06-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1477632395

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Book Dreaming Dangerously Description/Summary:

Praise for DREAMING DANGEROUSLY 5 out of 5 star reviews: Once I read the first page, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would recommend to anyone to read... the Author is skilled. -Dominique,Goodreads.com It really just blew me away how much I loved reading this book. Chani, Goodreads.com I loved Dreaming Dangerously. Mind reading is one of those things not all authors can write about. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would highly recommend. - Kris Spor, Amazon customer Overview of DREAMING DANGEROUSLY:A teen mind-reader tries to keep her secret from the gossips at her high school. A popular boy who finds out. Her nightmares start to come true. She must learn to trust him before it's too late to stop the tragedy that awaits. FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY and can't get enough of Hunger Games, and Evermore, then you must read DREAMING DANGEROUSLY as your next YA thriller!! Other works by Kathleen Suzette Harsch:DARKNESS DESCENDS, book 2 of the Children of the Psi series is out now!

The Game You Played

Author : Anni Taylor
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-06-30
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1534888829

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Book The Game You Played Description/Summary:

For readers of The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins and After Anna by Alex Lake. Little Boy Blue, where did you go? Who led you away? Only I know . . . . Two-year-old Tommy Basko goes missing from a popular inner-city playground. Six months later, his parents begin receiving cryptic messages in rhyme about Tommy. The police don't believe the messages are from the abductor, but Tommy's mother Phoebe is certain they're a game meant for her. Against the advice of the police, Phoebe decides to play the game. She begins a frantic search for the writer of the rhymes, at the cost of causing her marriage to shatter. When the shocking identity of the message-writer is discovered, Phoebe's desperate race for the truth has only just begun. Who took Tommy? And why?

Children Books

Author : Liz Doolittle
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-05
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1514352001

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Book Children Books Description/Summary:

These are the magic stories of RUMPLESTILTSKIN, THE FROG PRINCE, and THE UNGRATEFUL SON told in rhymes and beautiful illustrations for your delight. The Grimm stories are a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob, and Wilhelm. These stories have certainly endured the test of time and keep delighting our children. For more than 200 years, millions of children have enjoyed and learned with these tales. Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. In this edition, your children will enjoy three classic tales now told in catchy rhymes and beautiful modern illustrations. Enjoy the reading! Each story has a moral for educating your children with entertainment.

Kids Vs. Mazes

Author : Jupiter Kids
Publisher : Jupiter Kids (Childrens & Kids Fiction)
Release : 2015-09-16
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1682602575

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Book Kids Vs. Mazes Description/Summary:

In the battle between mazes and kids, who will win? Your child might, if he/she has the patience and right strategy to get out of all these mazes. Answering mazes is a fun learning experience that will help improve your child's ability to think of strategies quite fast. Start your child's training with one book of mazes at a time.

Little Blue Planet

Author : Michele Downs
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-03-19
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1530217180

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Book Little Blue Planet Description/Summary:

Lucky child - what a wondrous world you live in! This is the theme of Little Blue Planet - a book meant to be read aloud to very young children. As you and the child explore the pages of this book, you will encounter the natural wonders of our world: forests, jungles, volcanoes, swamps, coral reefs and many more. Each of these wonders is captured in a two-page spread, with a scenic watercolor on the left and an imaginative view featuring a child on the right. This book is a first travelogue for the tiny set. It is primarily a picture book, but has just enough text to provide context and encourage the child to imagine what it would be like to visit this place. This book makes for a beautiful and quick read.

The Last Child on St Kilda

Author : Beth Waters
Publisher : Child's Play Library
Release : 2019-02-05
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1786281872

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Book The Last Child on St Kilda Description/Summary:

Norman John Gillies was one of the last children ever born on St Kilda, five years before the whole population was evacuated forever. People had lived on these islands for over 4000 years, developing a thriving, tightly-knit society. Why and how did this ancient way of life suddenly cease in 1930?

The Monster on Top of the Bed

Author : Alan H. Jordan
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-07-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1500679682

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Book The Monster on Top of the Bed Description/Summary:

"Blimp, blop, blimp, bloop. Suzy gripped her sheets tightly. Was that noise coming from under her bed?" Helps Children Banish Bedtime FearsSo begins Suzy's adventure where she meets Karrit, another child, and one that lives far under her bed. The two children banish their bedtime fears and become best friends by treating each other the way that they want to be treated.A Fear of Monsters is CommonA fear of monsters under the bed is common with children of all ages, starting with a vague sense of the unknown with younger toddlers and graduating to perhaps a more solid image in the minds of older children.The Monster on Top of the Bed flips the idea around, like the famous Disney Movie Monsters Inc., and bases the story on the concept that it's the monsters that are actually afraid of the children.The Children Model The Golden RuleIn this beautifully illustrated book we meet two children--Suzy and Karrit, and we discover that sometimes things are not always what they seem and when the monster fears the child, we come to see a different perspective on misunderstandings and ignorance.We also discover that it is easy to misinterpret the meanings of words and actions, when Karrit explains to Suzy that certain things she says and does, frightens him.Although the words, "The Golden Rule" never appear in the book, the way the two children treat each other as though they would like to be treated enable the two of them to work together to work out their differences. A friendship forms, and a new light is shed upon them both when they realize that maybe they aren't so different from each other after all.A Mantra that Banishes Nighttime FearsWhen things get scary, both children use Grandmom's mantra, which is highly effective in banishing monsters, "“You're welcome to stay until I say, 'Nay!' Then it's time to go, and you can't say, 'no.'”This is an empowering bedtime story. The multimedia edition contains a link to an .mp4 file that features the same audio tracks in the CD version. Children can listen to the story being read by four narrators who read the story in English, Spanish and Italian. There are page turning sounds to let the child know when to turn the page. There are slight differences between the words in CD version and the Kindle version. Children like the challenge of finding the differences.In addition to reading the story, the multimedia kindle edition also contains bonus material, including an interview with the illustrator, and other stories and poems written by the author.Order Copies For Yourself and Your Friends...It's perfect for three to six-year olds, and six-to-twelve year olds (who are sometimes still afraid of monsters) find the story charming and enjoy reading it to their younger siblings.