Barbara Park--Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake
Title: Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake Author: Barbara Park File Type: Mobi Subject:Children's Books Description:FromGr. 2^-4. Junie B. Jones is back, as intense, vulnerable, and funny as ever, in this chapter book that's part of the First Stepping Stone Book series. Always, she wants to be the bestest winner of anyone, but in her school carnival, she loses and loses, and when the kids laugh (especially that boy Jim that she HATES), it ruins her self-steam. The innocent first-person narrative of this kindergarten kid will make lower-school readers laugh out loud at her mispronunciations as they recognize their own confusion and failure, then and now. Hazel RochmanReviewThe innocent first-person narrative will make lower-school readers laugh out loud at her mispronunciations as they recognize their own confusion and failure. -- Booklist -- Review
Title: Black Wind
Author: Clive Cussler
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Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure. Clive the Mighty! hailed Kirkus Reviews about Cussler's last Dirk Pitt(r) novel, *Trojan Odyssey*. Hurricane Clive at his most tumultuous. Nobody has been able to match Cussler yet for the intricate plotting and sheer audacity of his work, and *Black Wind* sets the bar even higher. In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure-a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the West Coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target. But that does not mean they were lost. Someone knows about the subs and what they bore, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store for the prize inside-a scheme that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA. Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, and has even teamed up with his children to track them down. But never has he looked upon the face of pure evil . . . until now. Filled with dazzling suspense and breathtaking action, *Black Wind* is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.
Title: The Ring of Earth
Author: Chris Bradford
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Description:Jack Fletcher is on the run. With no sensei to guide him, he has just his wits and his swords against many new and unknown enemies, as he journeys along the treacherous road to the port of Nagasaki and perhaps home...But the Shogun's samurai are hot on his trail. Barely escaping their clutches, Jack runs headlong into a trap. Kidnapped by ninja and led to their village deep in the mountains, Jack has no means of escape. The only question is who will kill him first - the ninja or samurai? About the AuthorChris Bradford has trained in karate, kickboxing and samurai swordsmanship. He earned his black belt in Zen Kyo Shin Taijutsu, the secret fighting art of the ninja. Before writing the Young Samurai series, he was a professional musician and songwriter and has performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II. You can learn more about Chris Bradford and his books at www.youngsamurai.com.
Author: Dick Francis
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Description:Review“Gripping.”br —_New York Times_ “One of his best.”br —_Philadelphia Inquirer_strongA smash hit novel now in trade—from “a rare and magical talent… who never writes the same story twice.”(_San Diego Union-Tribune_)strong In Decider, inheriting a small share in a successful racetrack means trouble for architect Lee Morris, especially when he finds himself in the middle of a family feud—and the target of a ruthless killer…
Author: V.E. Mitchell
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Description:span Apple-style-span serif (34, 34, 34) 12px line-height 18px p line-height 18px 1em margin-right 1em text-align left The Jarada are a mysterious race of insectoid beings with an extreme devotion to protocol. When this usually reclusive race offer to open diplomatic relations with the Federation, Captain Picard and the U.S.S. EnterprisesuspanTMspansu are quickly ordered to Jarada to negotiate the exchange of Ambassadors.p line-height 18px 1em margin-right 1em text-align left The Jaradan ship arrives and the Jarada seen uncharacteristically friendly. They invite Picard to send down members of his crew and negotiations proceed both quickly and smoothly. Suddenly, however, the Jarada change. They cut off Commander Riker and his away team from the U.S.S. Enterprise and initiate an unprovoked attack on the ship. Picard must unravel the aliens’ mystery before it’s too late for the away team, and theU.S.S. Enterprise.span
Title: Great House_ A Novel
Author: Nicole Krauss
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Description:Amazon.com ReviewGreat House looms a tremendous desk. It may have belonged to Federico García Lorca, the great poet and dramatist who was one of thousands executed by Fascists in 1936, when the Spanish Civil War began. We know that the desk stood in Weiszs fathers study in Budapest on a night in 1944, when the first stone shattered their window. After the war, Weisz hunts furniture looted from Jewish homes by the Nazis. He scours the world for the fragments to reassemble that studys every element, but the desk eludes him, and he and his children live at the edges of its absence. Meanwhile, it spends a few decades in an attic in England, where a woman exhumes the memories she cant speak except through violent stories. She gives the desk to the young Chilean-Jewish poet Daniel Varsky, who takes it to New York and passes it on (before he returns to Chile and disappears under Pinochet) to Nadia, who writes seven novels on it before Varskys daughter calls to claim it. Crossing decades and continents, the stories of Great House narrate feeling more than fact. Krausss characters inhabit a state of perpetual regret and longing for a place we only know existed because we remember a keyhole, a tile, the way the threshold was worn under an open door, and a desk whose multitude of drawers becomes a mausoleum of memory. --Mari Malcolm From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. This stunning work showcases Krausss consistent talent. The novel consists of four stories divided among eight chapters, all touching on themes of loss and recovery, and anchored to a massive writing desk that resurfaces among numerous households, much to the bewilderment and existential tension of those in its orbit, among them a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis. Much like in Krausss The History of Love, the sharply etched characters seem at first arbitrarily linked across time and space, but Krauss pulls together the disparate elements, settings, characters, and fragile connective tissue to form a formidable and haunting mosaic of loss and profound sorrow. br Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
Title: Song of Solomon
Author: Toni Morrison
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Description:Amazon.com ReviewMorrisons earthy, poetic voice compliments perfectly the fantastical and mythical elements of Song Of Soloman. A world where fathers fly in clouds of rose petals, and women can cast spells. The text is perfectly suited for an audio rendition - as poetry, songs and the spoken word feature so heavily in the book.Morrison narrates for three hours and lays out before us the complex lives and backgrounds of four generations of black family life in the south. Central is the character Milkman--an unfortunate nickname owed to his lengthy nursing period and delayed coming of age. Although a late starter, Milkman develops into a fundamentally strong person, who eventually learns to cherish his family and the importance of his roots.The narrator breathes life into an intriguing and diverse set of characters--from violent criminals to devout parents. Through them Morrison explores complex social and racial issues using luscious lyrical language This text refers to the audiobook edition of this title.Review“A rich, full novel. . . . It lifts us up [and] impresses itself upon us like a love affair.” —_The New York Times Book Review _“Exuberant. . . . An artistic vision that encompasses both a private and national heritage.” “A rhapsodic work. . . . Intricate and inventive.” —_The New Yorker “Stunningly beautiful. . . . Full of magnificent people. . . . They are still haunting my house. I suspect they will be with me forever.” —Anne Tyler, The Washington Post _“If Ralph Ellison’sstrong Invisible Manstrong went underground, Toni Morrison’s Milkman flies.” —John Leonard, _The New York Times Book Review “It places Toni Morrison in the front rank of contemporary American writers. She has written a novel that will endure.” —The Washington Post “Lovely. . . . A delight, full of lyrical variety and allusiveness. . . . [An] exceptionally diverse novel.” —The Atlantic Monthly “Morrison is a terrific storyteller. . . . Her writing evokes the joyful richness of life.” —Newsday “Morrison dazzles. . . . She creates a black community strangely unto itself yet never out of touch with the white world. . . . With an ear as sharp as glass she has listened to the music of black talk and uses it as a palette knife to create black lives and to provide some of the best fictional dialogue around today.” —The Nation “A marvelous novel, the most moving I have read in ten years of reviewing.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Toni Morrison has created a fanciful world here. . . . She has an impeccable sense of emotional detail. She’s the most sensible lyrical writer around today.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “A fine novel exuberantly constructed. . . . So rich in its use of common speech, so sophisticated in its use of literary traditions and language from the Bible to Faulkner . . . it is also extremely funny.” —The Hudson Review “Toni Morrison is an extraordinarily good writer. Two pages into anything she writes one feels the power of her language and the emotional authority behind that language. . . . One closes the book warmed through by the richness of its sympathy, and by its breathtaking feel for the nature of sexual sorrow.” —The Village Voice “Morrison moves easily in and out of the lives and thoughts of her characters, luxuriating in the diversity of circumstances and personality, and revelling in the sound of their voices and of her own, which echoes and elaborates theirs.” —The New Yorkerbr _
Title: Practical Packet Analysis
Author: Chris Sanders; Chris Sanders
File Type: Mobi
Description:Wireshark (formerly called Ethereal) is the world's most powerful packet sniffer, allowing its users to uncover valuable information about computer networks (whether theirs or others'). Rather than simply take readers through Wireshark's tools Practical Packet Analysis shows how to use the software to monitor their own networks. The book is aimed at network engineers and system administrators, but it's clear enough for even Wireshark newbies. Includes a bonus CD with trace file examples as well as videos that show packet analysis in action.