Sookie Stackhouse, Bill Compton, and Eric Northman move to your shelf. The True Blood: Bill Compton Bust measures approximately 6.75" high, and comes packaged in a 4-color box. Limited edition.Features include: -True Blood is the high-rated HBO vampire series based on the novels of Charlaine Harris-Stephen Moyer stars as the vampire loved by Sookie Stackhouse-The bust features an authentic likeness of the actor-Cold-cast porcelain-Stands 6.75" high
Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash money. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true cult status, this is an American classic through and through. This new edition, with a smart new package and an afterword by acclaimed author Donna Tartt, will bring this masterpiece to an even broader audience.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/5/2010Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove's seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she's a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure-thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive. Now all those after-school activities-gymnastics, judo, survival training-she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure-dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he's never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom's last words of advice: Trust no one. That's a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan's not ordinary at all.
True: Delly Pattison likes surpresents (presents that are a surprise). The day the Boyds come to town, Delly's sure a special surpresent is on its way. But lately, everything that she thinks will be good and fun turns into trouble. She's never needed a surpresent more than now. True: Brud Kinney wants to play basketball like nothing anybody's ever seen. When the Boyds arrive, though, Brud meets someone who plays like nothing he's ever seen. True: Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly or Brud have ever met. Ferris is a real mysturiosity (an extremely curious mystery). True: Katherine Hannigan's first novel since her acclaimed Ida B is a compelling look at the ways friendships and truths are discovered. It's all true ( . . . sort of). Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/26/2011Pages: 368Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001.But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life. It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet. It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster. And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today.With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of America's defining tragedies.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/8/2011Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires. To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/2/2013Pages: 432Reading Level: Age 17 and Up
The riveting conclusion to a thrilling trilogy from New York Times bestselling master of suspense D. J. MacHale.From Marshall’s mysterious experiences in The Light to Cooper’s haunting perspective in The Black, the questions have intensified along with the action. And now it is time for answers: A final showdown is in order between best friends Marshall and Cooper and the terrifying villain Damon, who’s more determined than ever to break down the walls between the worlds of the living and the dead.Marshall is forced to make a brave and shocking choice when the battle is on the line, and he and Cooper might be rewarded with help from someone quite unexpected….As the gripping trilogy heads toward resolution, shocks and surprises await at the end of the long and winding Morpheous Road. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/27/2012Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
The first edition of Ultimate Weird But True was an instant hit in Fall 2011. Now the second edition has even more zany fun! Ultimate Weird But True 2 has a fun cover with lots of sparkle, is packed with cool photos, and features the same dynamic design that made the first book such a hit. Content is all-new, with new chapter titles and even more too-strange-to-believe stories, such as: the world's most expensive hamburger, which breaks the bank at $295; the world's largest chocolate sculpture; duck fashion models; and many more oddities.
Hound Dog True '?Do not let a mop sit overnight in water. Fix things before they get too big for fixing.'? Fifth-grader Mattie Breen writes it all down. She has just one week to convince Uncle Potluck to take her on as his custodial apprentice before school starts.
At last, all those weird but true facts that kids love so much are collected in this fun-tastic set of three compact, easy to handle and fun to browse books. Wacky facts, fascinating information, and lively art combine to make these books irresistible brain candy for young readers. Kids will have so much fun that they won't even realize they're learning!Did you know that peanut butter can be converted into a diamond, that a sneeze travels 100 miles an hour, or that a sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers on a hot-air balloon? The creators of National Geographic Kids, the nation's most popular kids' magazine present Weird but True, 300 wacky, wild, mind-bending facts about everything on Earth and beyond. Animals, food, science, pop culture, outer space, geography, weather,and more! Trivia that will so wow your family and friends that you won't be able to stop turning the pages of this brainteasing treat.Did you know that you have the same number of neck bones as a giraffe, that Mount Everest is 27 times taller than the Eiffel Tower, or that rats can burp? Find wilder and wacker trivia about everything above, plus amazing feats, pets, toys, money, and more in Weird but True 2!Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open, or that meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth about once a month? Find even wilder and wackier trivia about everything above, plus crazy inventions, the human body, and more in Weird but True 3!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/9/2012Pages: 624Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
True Colors - What do your friends Really think of you? Players secretly vote on which player fits the descriptions on the card. It's the game that mixes up fun and surprises.Features include: -Includes game cards, voting box, voting cards-What do your friends really think of you-Mixes up fn and surprises-For 3 to 6 Adult Players-Fun for the whole familyRecommended Ages:10 and up
True Green Kids is the one book every home should have for the next generation. This vital children’s title is an innovative collection of fun and practical ways to help kids become agents for environmental change in their world.With fresh, new strategies and a bright, friendly design, True Green Kids invites the whole family to embark on an eco-adventure through a series of fun ideas that can be applied everywhere from the living room to the local park. Underscoring its message of individual awareness and action with beautiful color illustrations and lively text, the book puts an energetic spin on conservation, making environmental stewardship exciting and empowering for young kids. With a foreword by Clean Up the World Ambassador and National Geographic Emerging Explorer David de Rothschild, this volume brings the core message that you can make a difference to a younger audience in an engaging, educational way. While primarily aimed at kids, the book also encourages the active involvement of parents, teachers, and other members of the community, making it a vital addition to every library, home, and classroom.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/9/2008Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? is a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions, and everything changes. He realizes that all his problems are not caused by things, but by his thoughts about things; and that when he questions his thoughts, life becomes wonderful again. This is a heartwarming story with a powerful message that can transform the lives of even very young children. Byron Katie’s wisdom-filled words and Hans Wilhelm’s vivid, magical illustrations combine to make a book that will become one of the classics of children’s literature.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/15/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Kids are crazy about animals...and they crave collector cards...so what better introduction to wildlife than these bold, exciting animal cards from National Geographic! The stunning photography will grab kids' attention, and the true or false facts on the back will teach youngsters about creatures around the world. A popular offering in National Geographic Kids magazine and successfully tested with its discerning young audience, these cards-in-a-box are easy to handle and fun to use. The set includes 44 action-packed animal photo cards printed on sturdy 3 1Ú2-by-5-inch stock...plus a colorful foldout brochure. Everything comes in a bright storage box, so it's kept tidy and easy to grab from the home bookshelf or classroom resource cabinet. Equally fun for independent use by older kids or read-aloud with little animal lovers, this portable reading and learning tool is a versatile addition to the National Geographic children's list.Book Details:Format: CardsPublication Date: 8/9/2011Pages: 44Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back. Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/7/2011Pages: 464Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Illus. in full color. Filled with suspense, romance, and historical details, here's a very young biography of the Powhatan Indian princess who played a vital role in early Colonial and Native American relations. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/1994Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box." Helen Lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/26/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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