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Overheard in New York UPDATED: Conversations from the Streets, Stores, and Subways by S. Morgan Friedman
Pedro The Ugliest Dog In The World
Papa G. - 2011
But from the mountains, the lizard king and his gang raid the town of precious supplies. In their hour of need the town will turn to a hero, a hero whose name will strike fear in to all that hear it.Will Pedro save Santa Maria?Or will the truth be told?
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader WISE UP!: An Elevating Collection of Quick Facts and Incredible Curiosities
Bathroom Readers' Institute - 2009
This follow-up to the bestselling "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts" is organized into hundreds of topics from sports and entertainment to word origins and science, making the book equally useful for short stays or extended visits.
Jamie Scallion - 2013
The RockAteers are born. It must work, and not just for Burt’s sake. Egg has spent his life on the outside looking in, Tea needs to evade a tough future and Clipper wants more than a fast track to football academy. When Egg reveals his song-writing genius, the only way is up… But can they function as a band?Who will win the race to sign them? And who will win the girl?
Contrary to Popular Belief: More than 250 False Facts Revealed
Joey Green - 2005
Isn’t it time you knew the honest-to-goodness truth? We’ve all come to believe hundreds of “false facts”—myths that we’ve blindly accepted as truth, misconceptions that we’ve ignorantly retold to others—Contrary to Popular Belief provides an instant remedy for your pounding head full of misinformation, giving you quick relief with enlightening and entertaining facts.Inside you’ll learn:George Washington was not the first president of the United States.Leap year does not occur every four years.The ostrich does not bury its head in the sand.Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb.Ship captains cannot perform marriages at sea.Sound does not travel at the speed of sound.The needle on a compass does not point to the North Pole.Leonardo da Vinci did not paint the Mona Lisa.And more than two hundred other bits of conventional “wisdom” that are completely bunk.
The World of RWBY
Daniel Wallace - 2019
Go behind the scenes with exclusive commentary from Rooster Teeth and explore the show’s creation through in-depth interviews with the writers, animators and voice artists. With comprehensive analysis of key characters and iconic episodes, and showcasing stunning visuals from the series, this is the must-have book for RWBY fans around the world.
Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 1: Forest, Lake, and Sky Creatures
Jody Revenson - 2019
Harry Potter: Film Vault: Volume 1: Forest, Lake, and Sky Creatures features illustrations and behind-the-scenes photography that give fans an in-depth look at the development and creation of the magnificent creatures seen throughout the movies. The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes. Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen. Included in each book is a collectible art print, making this series a must-have for all Harry Potter fans and collectors everywhere.
A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial
Allison Blais - 2011
With photographs and architectural plans never before published, paired with comments in the very voices of those who witnessed the event, those who struggled in its shadow for days and months after, and those who have dedicated the years since to rebuilding a place of hope and meditation at Ground Zero, this book will stand apart from all the rest on the tenth anniversary of that world-changing event. Heavily illustrated and elegantly designed, the book recalls the excitement and symbolism of the Twin Towers, the horror and chaos of the attack of 9/11, the fierce devotion and exhaustion as rescue of living victims became recovery of remains. But it also carries on from that date in history to tell the inside story of the long, complex, and sometimes contentious efforts to turn eight acres of Downtown Manhattan into a lasting memorial to those lost in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. A solemn reminder, a historic keepsake, and a fascinating read, this is the official book published by and about the National September 11 Memorial, created by those who have been working for years to honor those who died that day. A special fold-out lists all the names of the victims, making the book itself an enduring memorial to those who died on September 11.
Reverend Jen - 2011
Patron saint of the uncool. Cheerleader for nonconformists, geeks, and oddballs the world over. From her tiny rent-controlled apartment on Manhattan’s hip Lower East Side, she holds court over a wacky cast of friends and lovers with an unchecked candor that makes her impossible not to love. Zany and wry, Rev Jen will charm readers with these fun and irreverent true stories of her meteoric rise from art school misfit to neighborhood celebrity and all-around good-time gal. Whether she is dressing up as Doo-Doo, the hard-drinking Teletubby who’s been expelled from Teletubbyland, or starring in her one-woman musical Rats, the shortest running show on Broadway, Jen’s quirky humor and genuine heart make Elf Girl an anthem for misfits everywhere.
The Barmy British Empire And The Blitzed Brits
Terry Deary - 2002
"The Blitzed Brits" describes what life was like for the people who stayed at home in World War Two, including foul food facts about rotten rationing and awful evacuation tales. Both books are crammed full of curious quizzes, rotten recipes, gruesome games and terrible tests ...for teachers!
Girl Vs. Superstar
Robin Palmer - 2010
Parker, but it gets so much worse when her mom announces that she's going to marry Laurel Moses's dad. Yes, that Laurel Moses - the TV-movie-music star who makes Hannah Montana look like some random kid from the sticks. Suddenly, Lucy's life is turned upside down and sideways. All Lucy wants to do is get through the day without totally embarrassing herself too much, but that's hard to do when you're the less-pretty, less-talented not-quite sister of a mega superstar.
Did You Read That Review?: A Compilation of Amazon's Funniest Reviews
Amazon Reviewers - 2014
Witty and unexpected, this collection of customer reviews is sure to show you a new, hilarious, and completely candid side of Amazon products and reviews you never knew existed.
The Ducks In The Bathroom Are Not Mine: A decade of procrastination 2007 - 2017
David Thorne - 2017
Includes Overdue Account, Walter's Cargo Shorts, Simon's Piecharts, Missing Missy, Obviously a Foggot, Formal Complaints, Justin’s Floodlight, Matthew’s Party, Permission Slip and many more.
The Big Book of BTS: The Deluxe Unofficial Bangtan Book
Katy Sprinkel - 2019
Including more than 100 fullcolor photographs, you’ll get an in-depth look at the lives of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook. It also explores their meteoric rise, musical influences, unbeatable style, far-reaching activism, and bond with fans.The Big Book of BTS is a must-have for ARMYs as well as new K-pop fans everywhere!
Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining, and Enduring Allure
Tish Jett - 2018
Frenchwomen--particularly those 40 and over--are role models for stylish and gracious living, what the French call l'art de vivre.American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners of les bonnes mani�res as well as everyday elegance, savoir-faire, and as a result, la joie de vivre. Jett explains how to entertain like a Frenchwoman, including a glimpse into the typical French larder from which a delicious meal can be thrown together with ease, to detailed instruction on laying a beautiful table and crafting a perfect cheese plate (did you know that when cutting from a wedge of cheese, slice from the back to the point, which is the heart of the cheese, and as such considered the best part and not to be lopped off so others cannot enjoy it). She explores everyday style and elegance, disclosing how to create that special bien dans sa peau (to feel good about oneself) sensation so coveted by Frenchwomen. Jett also shares the importance of discipline, which goes hand in hand with beauty--a well-ordered closet, be it for clothes or linens, translates to easy everyday elegance. With tips on adjusting your beauty and style regimes seasonally, charmingly packaged with color illustrations, Living Forever Chic is a delightful gift for the Francophile in your life.
100 Scariest Things on the Planet
Anna Claybourne - 2011
If you've ever wondered about alien encounters, deadly creatures, and real-life monsters, then you'll love this compendium of all things scary! With interesting facts, side panels, and scariness ratings, children will enjoy reading about all the things that keep them up at night and learning the truth behind their favorite fears. And, best of all, they're sure to find new things to scream about!