Ten Beautiful Things

Ten Beautiful Things


  • Release: 2021-01-12
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781632897909
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A heartfelt story of changing perspectives, set in the Midwest. Ten Beautiful Things gently explores loss, a new home, and finding beauty wherever you are. Lily and her grandmother search for ten beautiful things as they take a long car ride to Iowa and Lily's new home with Gran. At first, Lily sees nothing beautiful in the April slush and cloudy sky. Soon though, Lily can see beauty in unexpected places, from the smell of spring mud to a cloud shaped like a swan to a dilapitated barn. A furious rainstorm mirrors Lily's anxiety, but as it clears Lily discovers the tenth beautiful thing: Lily and Gran and their love for each other. Ten Beautiful Things leaves the exact cause of Lily's move ambiguous, making it perfect for anyone helping a child navigate change, whether it be the loss of a parent, entering or leaving a foster home, or moving.

Ten Beautiful Things

Ten Beautiful Things


  • Release: 2021-01-12
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781580899369
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Lily is moving into her grandmother's farm in Iowa, and she is sad about all the changes necessary in her life--but on the long drive her grandmother challenges her to find ten beautiful things that they can share together.

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears


  • Release: 2007-03-01
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781101217566
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Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again. Watch a QuickTime interview with Dinaw Mengestu about this book.

The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2020-10-06
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781728404806
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A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother—a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth—who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.

Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things


  • Release: 2015-10-01
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 1782398171
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Rich with humour, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautiful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the international bestselling memoir, Wild.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things

The Treachery of Beautiful Things


  • Release: 2012-08-16
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9781101575567
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A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

A Most Beautiful Thing

A Most Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2020-06-30
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781250754752
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Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-Black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago’s Westside in the 90’s, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted by drug addicts he calls “zombies” with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he’s walking out of school he notices a boat in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads “Join the Crew Team”. Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racism, gang violence, and a sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things


  • Release: 2019-11-17
  • Publisher: Booktopia Editions
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9781925995435
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As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself. About the Author Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned a MA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Reckless Oath We Made, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Industry Reviews New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller

Silhouette of a Sparrow

Silhouette of a Sparrow


  • Release: 2012-09-04
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781571318619
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WINNER OF THE MILKWEED PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WINNER OF THE 2013 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ALA RAINBOW LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK AMELIA BLOOMER PROJECT LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOREWARD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians--her father’s wealthy cousin and the matron’s stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.

Create Beautiful Things Notebook

Create Beautiful Things Notebook


  • Release: 2017-04-11
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 1545329753
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A Thing of Beauty Is A Joy Forever Do you enjoy writing in old fashion notebooks and journals? Then you need the Create Beautiful Things Notebook. 100 Notebook Pages & 4 Adult Coloring Pages Plenty of pages for note taking or journaling. In addition, enjoy gorgeous adult coloring pages for relaxation and mindefulness. Laptop Or Paper Notebook? Technology promises to make our lives more productive. Indeed, some things are faster and easier than ever. Unfortunately, a lot of technology is designed for the task, not for the user. As a result, people are able to take more notes, yet understand less. Have you ever taken copious notes in a class or meeting using your computer only to realize afterwards you still didn't understand? Taking notes on paper forces you to synthesize rather than merely transcribe. Because you desire comprehension and understanding rather than simple transcription, the Create Beautiful Things Notebook is a must. Studies About Benefits of Paper Notebooks Don't just take my word, based on a study conducted at UCLA, the Association for Psychological Science indicated that "taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering". Will you take advantage of this knowledge to gain an edge on your competition at school, work, or business? How will better understanding make things help you achieve your goals? Organize Your Life Get rid of little scraps of paper you use to capture inspirations and ideas, daily tasks, notes, and phone numbers. Use the Create Beautiful Things Notebook to neatly organize your life. Feel Better By Logging Your Progress In my corporate days, I'd instruct employees to write down accomplishments as they happened. During annual reviews, we are bogged down with current issues and activities and it's hard to remember the great things we did 9, 6, or even 3 months ago. Write down your accomplishments with your hobbies, weight loss, and other life goals. Use the Create Beautiful Things Notebook notebook to look