Written from a child's point of view, advises young readers on ways to handle a variety of problematic situations, provides an easy-to-use system to help children rehearse and remember appropriate responses to keep them safe, and includes coverage of where to go for help and how to deal with shame and guilt.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Boulden Pub, Pages: 38 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1878076493


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions "Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book—as finely paced as a novel—Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." —New York Times Book Review Jean McConville's abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish. Look for Patrick Radden Keefe's latest bestseller, Empire of Pain
Genre: True Crime, Editor: Anchor, Pages: 562 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780307279286


Sometimes it’s okay to ignore the rules or break the law. In fact, it’s essential! This thought-provoking book features people who did just that: Sophie and Hans Scholl, siblings who distributed antigovernment pamphlets in Nazi Germany; and Andrei Sakharov, who helped develop the nuclear bomb in Cold War Russia, but then spoke out against its use. Some, like Rosa Parks, were not originally in positions of political power but came out of the ranks of regular citizens to stand up for human rights. Others, like Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, used their power to change the status quo. Also included are Helen Suzman, a South African member of parliament who fought apartheid; Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent years under house arrest for protesting the dictatorship in Burma; and the people of Egypt, who recently brought down the repressive government of Hosni Mubarak. These inspirational profiles of people who followed their moral compass make for riveting stories as well as excellent starting points for discussions about ethics and morality.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Annick Press, Pages: 172 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781554515899


Learning to say "no" to cigarettes, drugs, and other dangers is one of the most important tools a child can have. In this new book by Slim Goodbody, children are taught to understand when and why they need to say "no", and how to refuse and still keep their friends.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Crabtree Publishing Company, Pages: 36 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0778747891


Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, he always runs inside just as he's asked. But one morning, instead of saying,"yes," he says, "NO!" He will NOT help his dad find his shield, his arrow or his bow, and he will certainly NOT let the butcher go past. That night, he refuses to go inside, and in doing so he confronts the dragon, making a very unlikely friend . . . A perfect picture book for toddlers just learning their first words, especially when they turns out to be - 'No!'.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Nosy Crow, Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781839941580


In the prettiest parts of the Forest of Hearts, a cute little unicorn was born. Its mane was puffy, its fur SUPER fluffy... But as adorable as it looked, it didn't behave like the other unicorns in its herd. 'NO' was its favourite word! No matter how many sweet lucky clovers or soft squishy cuddles that the other unicorns offered, the answer was always 'NO'. And so this unicorn became known as the uNOcorn. It's no surprise that one day our contrary unicorn decides to break free of its cotton-candy world and have an adventure of its own. Along the way, the uNOcorn meets a raccoon who never listens ('Huh?'), a dog who doesn't care ('So what?') and a rude princess (whose favourite word is 'YES!'). What a wonderful team they make, because being stubborn is much more fun together!
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Kings Road Publishing, Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781800780965


Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO's classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light. Simply put... HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects--acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn't turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads. HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren't all koo-koo about religion. What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said "maybe," but what we mean was "probably not." Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond!
Genre: Performing Arts, Editor: Grand Central Publishing, Pages: 288 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781455526314


She Said No is a love story that turned into rage. Neither Heather nor Josh believed in love at first sight, but when they met, their preconceived notions vanished. Almost from the beginning, the physical nature of their relationship threatened to push the couple over passion's edge to compromise and ruin. Each viewed their relationship differently, and when their ideas collided, two lives were severely damaged in the emotional wreckage of a criminal act.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Pacific PressPub Assn, Pages: 196 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 081631179X


Daddy always says ‘No’, especially when each child wants to do their own thing. However, they learn along the way that ‘No’ is not always negative, but instead one of the most protective and loving words a parent can say to their children. This book is specifically for fathers who say no to their children with the utmost affection and care. Often, even today, there are so many books about mothers that we often forget about the other parent who is just as loving and important as the other. Here is to the father that appears unfair in the child’s eyes. Through each silhouette, your child will be able to associate themselves in each pictured situation, creating a stronger bond when this book is read from father to child.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Xlibris Corporation, Pages: 24 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781483614984


As a boy Frank Mederos’ grandfather teaches him to fish, to navigate the seas, and to think for himself, much needed skills under the new Castro regime. When Frank is drafted into the army, he is soon promoted to the Special Forces, where he is privy to top military secrets. But young Frank has no sympathy for Fidel. He thirsts for freedom and longs to join his girlfriend who has left Cuba for America. Frank yearns to defect, but his timing couldn’t be worse. After two unsuccessful escape attempts, Frank learns that the departure of the next available boat conflicts with upcoming military exercises. If he stays, he will miss the boat. If he doesn’t, he will be the object of a massive manhunt. Problems abound: How will Frank escape the army base without being seen? Where will he hide until the boat comes? How can he outwit his commanding officer? And how can he elude hundreds of soldiers ordered to bring him back “dead or alive”? Frank’s true story, a tale of love, loss and courage that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page is turned.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Oceanview Publishing, Pages: 336 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781608090815