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The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book "A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams." —Booklist, starred review As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! • Author Sherri Duskey Rinker's sweet rhyming text soothes little ones into a peaceful rest • Full of irresistible artwork by illustrator Tom Lichtenheld • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is the perfect read-aloud This popular, timeless nighttime story continues to delight families everywhere! • Ideal for children ages 3 to 5 years old • Great for young construction fans • This adorable hardcover bedtime book is a go-to gift for any occasion
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Chronicle Books, Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781452136592
Fans of Thomas & Friends will have a special reading experience when they open the pages of this sturdy board with glow-in-the-dark illustrations. Train-loving boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will be intrigued to see the moon, stars, Thomas' headlight, and more brighten the night with a soft glow in this sleepy Thomas the Tank Engine bedtime story.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers, Pages: 12 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780307976970
Join Thomas and friends for some bedtime nursery rhymes, perfect for getting little ones ready for sleep. Includes Down at the Station, Star Light, Star Bright, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and more! The book finishes with a simple Thomas pop, so sleepy fans can say goodnight to their favourite engine friend. Also look out for: A Day at the Football for Thomas the Tank Engine Thomas Potty Book Thomas & Friends is a great way to pass on the tradition of Thomas to early readers. Children aged 2 and up will love meeting classic characters such as Percy, James, Gordon, and Toby down on The Fat Controller's railway. Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.
Genre: Bedtime, Editor: , Pages: 10 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1405290854
The Knowing of Thomas James In May of 1906 a telegram was delivered to the Methodist Manse, home of the Reverend Thomas Albert James, in Albany on the Southern tip of Western Australia. Mr James has been accidentally drowned. Body not recovered. Particulars posted today. Deep regret. Robert Hunter. These few words were to alter forever the lives of the James family. They were to unleash such a scandal that Thomas’s family fled the town in shame and his church ex communicated him. The true story behind these events ran in newspapers across the country throughout 1906. This truth was deliberately buried by Mrs James and the family; a taboo not to be mentioned; a mystery that remained hidden from successive generations for nearly a century. The Reverend Thomas James was no ordinary rural parson. He had risen to the pinnacle of leadership of the church in Western Australia but was a controversial character at loggerheads with the hierarchy of his church. In the aftermath of the events of 1906, the church records too were embargoed until the year 2000 such was the magnitude of his indiscretion. In 1906 Thomas James disappeared in circumstances that scandalized the church and shocked the family and society to the core. None of thirteen grandchildren ever knew their grandfather. All were denied the truth until this story was written. The Knowing of Thomas James has come as a revelation to his descendants. For one branch of the family knew who he had been but knew nothing of what became him and another branch of the family had absolutely no knowing of their grandfather at all. The impact and implications of this story are being felt to this day. The story was written as the result of more than two decades of research. It was a story that needed to be told for the sake of the families. It was told to honour a promise made to one of Thomas James’s grandchildren. A promise to my own father for Thomas Albert James is my great-grandfather. Essentially this is a family history and that was its design, however, it was my opinion that many family histories have limited appeal to any but those connected. It was always my intention to take the factual bones of research and imbue them with the flesh and blood of feelings and emotions. I have tried to enter the hearts and minds of the many characters touched by these tumultuous events in a story that has appeal to all. Each of the characters in this drama is introduced as the family moves across the years toward the fateful point in time when the shocking events unfold. For the family, the facts are presented in detail for all to find. I make no apology for the creative licence taken in interpreting these events and attributing motives to those involved in this story. I have created my own explanation of the actual events portrayed in a way that I hope is attractive for readers who have no personal connection to this story. I have liberally included actual material as and when I felt it appropriate to do so with the generous support of the newspapers of the day. This is a fiction built on the truth of a very real story. Were this story to be played out today it would surely make the headlines and be fed upon by our salacious modern media. However these events were set in a time long passed, in the strict moral world of Victorian Australia at the opening of the twentieth century. My great grandmother and her children sought refuge from the humiliation of these events by moving to a farm on the beautiful Kalgan River twenty miles east of Albany. My grandfather and then my father, in his turn, farmed this property. Today my brother is the farmer and I too live on the property within sight of the original farmhouse and of the river. I am by profession a teacher of History and have worked for more than twenty five years at the main High School in Albany. I knew nothing of the story until 1988 when I encountered reference to Thomas James in the history of his sister’s family. Not
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Xlibris Corporation, Pages: 462 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781465358806
When George Goodnight, a lawyer on the staff of a London newspaper, finds his marriage has gone sour, his family holiday is cancelled and his car, broken down on the motorway, has been stolen, he walks through a gate in a fence on a summer's day in the middle of England. What he doesn't know, as he takes his first light steps across the sunlit meadows near the tiny village of Somerbourne Magna, is that he is embarking on a course that will take him far away from the country, the surroundings and the way of life he has always known. He is embarking on a journey that will eventually take him to the other side of the world. As in his earlier books, Arthur McCann and All His Women, Bare Nell and Ormerod's Landing, Leslie Thomas shows himself to be a master of the sustained narrative novel of adventure and romance as he evokes his hero's fitful progress round the world. Along the way George has close encounters with storms at sea and in the air; with poverty and despair; with true love and exotic passion. He spends Christmas in prison, encounters a substitute for the son he never had and tracks down a girl who was swopped at birth for some rare stamps. Always he moves on. Sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming, the adventures of George Goodnight and his shadowy alter ego, Oliver Loving, represent stages in what is both a quest for excitement and love and a haunting evocation of what happens when a man starts running away from life and can't stop. The descriptions of the cities and villages George travels to and the extraordinary cast of people he encounters are sparkling and authentic. This long, swirling novel, with comedy in its buttonhole and pathos at its heart, is a tour de force and wonderfully enthralling read.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Random House, Pages: 500 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781446472149
SPECIAL ENHANCED EDITION From New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros comes a heartwarming and unforgettable novel sure to be enjoyed by readers who love Nicholas Sparks, Emily Giffin, and Jennifer Weiner. Bestselling author Abigail Donovan almost won the Pulitzer Prize and did win Oprah's stamp of approval. So why is she spending her days—and nights—hiding in her expensive New York City condo with only her two cats for company? When her publicist drags her into the world of social media, Abby figures she'll meet some 14-year-old living in his mom's basement. But instead she finds Mark Baynard, a quick-witted English professor traveling the world in search of adventure. Although she tries to resist his charms, Mark begins to shatter Abby's writer's block one funny and tender encounter at a time. But just when she begins to write—and live—again, Abby discovers Mark is hiding a secret that could change both of their lives forever. In the tradition of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and YOU'VE GOT MAIL, two lonely people discover it doesn't take a status update or 140 characters to find true love—it just takes three little words... This SPECIAL ENHANCED EDITION contains Bonus Epilogue and Photos ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION "Cleverly crafted...timeless."—BookPage "Delightfully inventive."—Chicago Tribune “Tender, funny, and poignant…will make you laugh out loud one minute and reach for the tissues the next.”—Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author "Measures out equal amounts of lightning-fast wit, wry intelligence, and haunting tenderness. Medeiros shows that in any era, by any means of communication, love will find a way.”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author Women's fiction, Contemporary romance
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Amber House Books, Pages: 350 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781939541000
Puffin Classics: the definitive collection of timeless stories, for every child. Tom tucked a blanket round him, drew up a chair by the fire and watched Willie fall asleep. The tales he had heard about evacuees didn't seem to fit Willie. 'Ungrateful' and 'wild' were the adjectives he had heard used, or just plain 'homesick'. He was quite unprepared for this timid, sickly little specimen. Britain, 1940. With World War Two raging all around, young children are being sent from their homes in the city to the countryside for safety. When eight-year-old Willie Beech first arrives on Tom Oakley's doorstep, neither are quite sure what to make of each another. Brought up in terrible poverty, Willie is terribly shy, and totally unprepared for village life - but the gruff-but-gentle 'Mister Tom' quickly takes him under his wing. Neither he nor Willie could ever have predicted the journey they will go on together - nor the unbreakable bond that will be formed. Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and rightly hailed as a true classic of children's literature, Goodnight Mister Tom is a beautifully told, deeply moving story about the power of friendship, kindness, hope - and love. 'Everyone's idea of a smash-hit novel: full-blown characters to love and hate, moments of grief and joy, and a marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions' - Guardian
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Penguin UK, Pages: 323 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780141964522
Thomas lives by a lake with his parents and his best friend, a one eyed teddy bear called P.Nut. Their home is Fern Cottage, a pretty country house with a stepping stone path leading down to the lake where Thomas’s boat lays upturned on the bank. It’s a strange little boat, yellow in colour with an orange band around the middle and some strange looking Chinese symbols on the front. Thomas was given the boat by a great-uncle who told him it was a “special” boat. Thomas didn’t know why it was a “special” boat, although he knew that strange things happened whenever he took it out onto the lake, and today was to be no exception. Our story begins on the first day of May when Thomas decided to take his boat out on to the lake again. It was a nice sunny day just as Thomas had hoped, but who were the strange children that they met? Who were Rebecca, Lucy and Edward and their friendly bouncy dog called Scruff? And where was that beautiful old house called Millberry Manor?
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Lulu Press, Inc, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781326565220
A fun, new bedtime story to read to your kids! Join Zoey the zebra as she searches across Africa for the best way to say good night. She sees the bedtime routine of lions, warthogs, monkeys, and more—but which one is the very best? Teaching little ones to celebrate differences while appreciating the blessing of their own unique family, How Do You Say Good Night? is a great way to introduce the concept of diversity in a fun and respectful way while also fostering an attitude of gratitude. Watch your little ones reach for this book night after night!
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Thomas Nelson, Pages: 20 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781400209125