Tom Gates: Big Book of Fun Stuff

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Tom Gates: Big Book of Fun Stuff

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Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 0702306584

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Book Summary: Don't get bored - get busy! The must-have activity book for fans of Tom Gates: packed with drawing guides, fun games, brilliant puzzles and perfect pranks to play on older sisters - there's hours of fun ahead! Previously published in hardback in 2014 as The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Annual: now with added brand new pages from Liz.


Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do and Stories Too!

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Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do and Stories Too!

Author: Liz Pichon

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407198033

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Book Summary: When Mum and Dad forget it's half term, what's Tom going to do to keep busy over the break! A weeks' worth of drawing, doodling, games, stories and activities in this fantastic new illustrated offering from bestselling author of the Tom Gates series, Liz Pichon!


Tom Gates 6 Book Bundle

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Tom Gates 6 Book Bundle

Author: Liz Pichon

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407156357

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Book Summary: The first six Tom Gates books -- now in one brilliant, excellent, amazing, genuis, fantastic and extra special bundle!


All the Light We Cannot See

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All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746605

Genre: Fiction

Page: 544

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Book Summary: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. *Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things* Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).


Sophie's World

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Sophie's World

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466804270

Genre: Fiction

Page: 544

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Book Summary: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.


Good and Cheap

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Good and Cheap

Author: Leanne Brown

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761184171

Genre: Cooking

Page: 208

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Book Summary: By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well—really well—on the strictest of budgets. Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragù to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals—and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully. And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food. An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.


Outliers

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Outliers

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316040347

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Book Summary: From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, learn what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatles—in this seminal work from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review). In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"—the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.


The Circle

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The Circle

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0345808606

Genre: Fiction

Page: 528

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Book Summary: LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.


The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things to Do

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The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things to Do

Author: Andy Seed

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510754946

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Book Summary: Have fun and stay busy anytime and anywhere with loads of games, quizzes, challenges, and activities. Even though real life is filled with plenty of action, sometimes you find yourself sitting through a never-ending car ride, waiting on a long line, or with a couple hours with nothing planned. This book is perfect for those times when you don't have anything to do. It’s jam packed with witty jokes, mind-boggling puzzles and challenges, wacky ideas, silly questions, fun quizzes, and interesting lists. With more than a hundred different activities, it's guaranteed to keep you amused for ages! The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things to Do is divided into various themes with lots of different things to do for each one. There are creative activities, items to choose and score, riddles to solve, games, and loads of funny stuff! Some of those things include: Design an awesome, one-of-a-kind sandwich "Would you rather?" sports questions Create some crazy names for an imaginary friend Learn some cool slang for "money" List the craziest pets you can imagine Rate popular music genres Trivia about classic movies and TV shows Write your own school report Quiz to choose your dream job How to say "cell phone" in eleven different languages And more! So, sharpen up your imagination, prepare to have a laugh, gather your friends and family, and get ready to never be bored again!


Think Again

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Think Again

Author: Adam Grant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1984878115

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Book Summary: #1 New York Times Bestseller “THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I’ve never felt so hopeful about what I don’t know.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval--and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds--and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Robert M. Pirsig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061907995

Genre: Psychology

Page: 560

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Book Summary: Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.