The irrepressible Isabelle is back, teaching new friends old tricks No one warned the new kid on the block, third grader Guy Gibbs, to watch out for a spirited, newspaper-delivering fifth grader named Isabelle. But as he helps the movers get his family’s piano through the front door, there she is: the original itch herself. Before long, Isabelle makes Guy her protégé. Suddenly she’s introducing him to the thrills of fighting with your best friend and wearing your mother’s pantyhose while robbing a bank. Isabelle’s energy is infectious, and Guy is having fun. But soon, stirring up trouble starts to feel like more effort than it’s worth, and Guy must decide between being a tough kid and being himself. Isabelle Shows Her Stuff, the second in Constance C. Greene’s boisterous Isabelle series, is an entertaining and lively follow-up tale for the itch’s young fans.
Just before her high school graduation, Isabelle Colter, lost her best friend, Fallon Hollister, in a car accident. She wanted to give up and die, too. With God's help and the love of her family and friends, she knew she had to go on living. After graduation she left her boyfriend, Tracy Kelley, in Laurel, Montana, to pursue her dream of modeling, not knowing where it would take her or the challenges she would have to face. Sophia took her under her wing and treated her like the daughter she lost several years ago. Not only did she give Isabelle a job, but gave her a safe place to live. Isabelle fell deeply in love, only to be left alone with heartache and tears. She needed her family, but they were so far away. She wondered if she made the right choice when she decided to accept the job in Italy. Is there happiness in Isabelle's future? Can she let herself fall in love again or can she get past all the heartache she has been through? Only time will tell...
The short stories in this assured first collection range in place and time: from a young man's uncertain return to the rural world of his childhood at the end of the First World War (In the Merry Month of May), to a contemporary London pub meeting about the recovery of a debt (Getting It Sorted); from the world of knocker-boys and antiques runners in eighties Brighton (The Bibliophiles), to a Scottish farmer's romantic decision during a day's hedging (The Hechle). But what they have in common is the same assured mastery of language and of ordinary speech, and the same powerful evocation of place and time. These are stories about sudden moments of change in ordinary people's lives; moments of hope and struggle and transformation. They are also narratives which deftly explore the hidden intricacies of the human heart: tales of unconventional love and illicit love, tales of uxorious love and infidelity, of love triangles and of long-lost love. The stories gathered here share a common sensibility, too: one which seeks to uncover the profound within the minutiae of everyday life and work, and which reveals with insight and compassion the tightrope we all walk between the debilitating threat of loss and the hope which sustains us...
It’s up to Isabelle, Guy, and Herbie to show Little “Norphan” Frannie why reading is so much fun Meet Frannie, a “norphan.” It’s what Frannie says you call a kid who lost her daddy and then her mommy (when mom left to go find a new dad). Frannie is staying with her “aunt,” a waitress at the local café who brings home leftover pancakes for dinner. When Isabelle the irrepressible itch discovers that Frannie can’t read, she gets right to work. Reading is her favorite thing in the world, and she’s pulling out all the stops to help her new friend learn how to do it. With familiar characters like Guy and Herbie as well as the perennial antagonist Mary Eliza along for Isabelle’s continued adventures, Isabelle and Little Orphan Frannie, the third book in Constance C. Greene’s Isabelle series, offers a fun, engaging read for Isabelle’s young fans.
Discover How to Pray God's Purpose for Their Lives
Author: Jodie Berndt
It’s never been tougher to be a teenager—or the parent of one. Thankfully, from your teen’s first date to the next time he or she borrows the car keys, you can take your concerns to God through prayer. Drawing on God’s Word, Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenager offers palpable help to pray about the stormy issues your teen faces: Relationships Depression Rejection Sexuality Eating disorders ... and much more. This book also guides you in praying about everything from your teen’s character and safety to the purposes and plans that God has for his or her life. Filled with historical, biblical, and contemporary illustrations, Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenager shows how to make the Bible your source for prayers that can powerfully influence your teen’s life. With humor and a warm, personal style, author Jodie Berndt encourages you that, in this sometimes daunting new world, “when you pray the Scriptures, you tap into the same power that has kept teenagers safe for generations.”
It is said that everyone has a story to tell, a voice that deserves to be heard. There are many thousands of children with special needs who have long been ignored, rejected and excluded from our schools, our communities, and, sadly, from our Bible classes. We believe that these children are loved deeply and completely by our Lord and that they too are called to come unto Him. This book speaks to the heart and to the head. Teachers and pastors will find inspiration and information, reminding them that God calls us to include all children, no matter the challenge. In addition, the book includes wonderfully practical elements with many ideas that can be easily integrated into any classroom. By combining philosophy and strategies, this book will equip the typical church volunteer teacher to meet the needs of all the children in her classroom.
Lively, poignant, and utterly winning, The Diary of Latoya Hunter is a timely portrait of adolescence--about the universal challenges of youth and about the ways it is shaped by the inner city. It is also a lively introduction to a delightful girl whose humor and idealism are inspirational. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation. With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year Praise for The Nightingale: "Haunting, action-packed, and compelling." —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Absolutely riveting!...Read this book." —Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute "Beautifully written and richly evocative." —Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author “A hauntingly rich WWII novel about courage, brutality, love, survival—and the essence of what makes us human.” —Family Circle “A heart-pounding story.” —USA Today "An enormous story. Richly satisfying. I loved it." —Anne Rice "A respectful and absorbing page-turner." —Kirkus Reviews "Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." —Jewish Book Council “Expect to devour The Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” —Shelf Awareness "I loved The Nightingale." —Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war." —People