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How to Write a Children’s Picture Book Volume III: Figures of Speech

by Eve Heidi Bine-Stock

Recommended by writing instructors and award-winning authors.

Many of us think of children’s picture books as being written mostly with simple declarative sentences. What an eye-opener to learn that they are actually filled with delightful figures of speech.

I am not talking here about the common figures of speech we learn about in grade school: simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole and personification. I am talking about more subtle and sophisticated figures of speech which we may not even recognize as figures at all (until they are pointed out to us), but their use gives stories a charm and freshness that stands up to repeated readings.

These figures have names which are eminently forgettable but the figures themselves make the stories in which they appear eminently memorable. In this volume, I point out many figures which appear in masterworks of children’s picture storybooks, so that they may be appreciated and savored, and their patterns emulated in your own work.

This ebook is a print replica.

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Worlds FIRST

by Peter Delbridge

Find out who was the worlds first drink driver. where was worlds first fire department.
This book has a list of the worlds first inventions and events.
The first computer, the first Zoo. Who invented lipstick.
Who hit a golf ball on the moon.
All this and more, the worlds first.



The Power of Games: How Playing Online can Change your Children

by Benjamin Kahne

The only book about video games that you need.

  • You are unsure whether your kid is addicted to computer/console games?

  • You don’t know how much time in front of the computer is healthy for your children?

  • You have no clue what kind of video games actually exist and how they can impact your child?

  • You only want the very best for your children?

Parenting is hard enough already, but to gain the proper knowledge about media and video game consumption takes it to another level. Playing online was not possible 20 years ago and we have to adapt to these new circumstances. The Internet changes continuously and we are about to change alongside it. The web offers constant access to new, better and more action loaded games, which your kids want to play. But how are you supposed to stay up to date and on top of all this never ending drama? This book is helping you to stay calm and confident, so you can challenge your children to become the best “versions of themselves”.

What this book offers:

  • A categorization of video games in 5 main categories
  • Each category will be evaluated and potential risks and benefits will clearly be displayed
  • Examples will be given to help you find the best or least harmful games for your children. (This list will be updated regularly so you can always check for the currently popular games.)
  • Tips and tricks that may help you to judge whether your kid is addicted to gaming or not
  • A list of regular video game consumption with potential advantages and risks
  • General advice on the usage of media and video games
  • A new perspective on video games and how they may improve social and soft skills
  • An overview of the video game industry and its development

Are you going to stand there and only watch or are you going to become one of the few parents that actually know one or two things about video games?
This book helps solving the mystery of games, and it helps you through the ever increasing amount of false information about video games. 

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HISTÃ?RIAS INTERROMPIDAS (Portuguese Edition)

by Adenilson Lemos Pelozi

Judimara é uma jovem que foi vítima de estupro e para seu desespero acaba engravidando, vendo seu futuro na faculdade indo por água abaixo, ela procura com ajuda de sua amiga Talita saber quais são os vários meios de fazer aborto.
Jonatas e Israeli querem ter um filho, porém ambos apresentam problemas para concretizarem a gravidez comprometendo o sonho de serem pais.
Lorena perde um filho por aborto espontâneo e Hilda está grávida de uma criança com anencefalia cuja recomendação do médico é fazer o aborto.
Em meio a todas essas histórias, somente Deus pode dar a resposta certa.



No Place to Hide

by Mary Inderlied

When beautiful Alice Rankin, a rebellious and free-spirited teenager declares her intention to be a missionary it comes as a shock to her familyâ??which was Alice’s desire. Once decided, Alice is unwavering in her decision to pursue her proclaimed passion. The surprise outcome, though, is that it is not really Alice making the callâ??rather it is God’s Call for her. In No Place to Hide, the reader joins Alice in her pilgrimage to discover that the “called” will accomplish God’s purpose despite themselves. After a long and, at times, painful journey Alice comes to accept the reality of who is in control, bringing her, and the reader, to the deep realization that when one is living a life directed by God, death has no victory and the grave has no sting.



Sisters and Rivals

by Margaret Lynette Sharp

It’s the mid nineteen fifties, and the nascent romance of two young Sydneysiders is about to be challenged. The heroine, Linda, is being courted by an ambitious young carpenter named Harry. Seemingly without effort, he passes the scrutiny of her parents and they encourage her alliance with him. Trouble brews, though, when her sister Tessa lays eyes on him and, despite her engagement to a young accountant, makes her feelings abundantly clear. Will Tessa’s overtures ruin the fledgling love between Harry and Linda?



Love-Jacked!: Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Dollars

by Bonnie Sewell

For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping people figure out 1) how they’ll pay their bills after divorce and 2) on what financial foundation they will go forward. Some people assume our family transition work is depressing. In fact, once a family has accepted that the marriage will not go forward, we believe our work helps them build a healthy, secure financial foundation for the new life they seek and perhaps were meant to live. We will be your financial guide through this time as we seek to change the way we divorce for the benefit of real families going through this transition.

Think long and hard about signing up for the combative divorce process that asks that you have a non-financial professional (usually your attorney) work out your finances. You have to live with the results, not your attorney. Ask for a financial professional trained in dividing a marital estate, trained in deep financial calculations, and trained in working with stressed clients who want to transparently understand their finances at a critical fork in the road.

This book is not about how to invest after your settlement, this book is the divorce financial planning that should happen in the divorce process. Learn what you can do and what you should expect of the professionals you hire so that you can create a life you love and can afford on the other side of one of life’s toughest transitions.



Toxic Relationships: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Handling Difficult People

by Mandy Whomack

Avoid the wrong kinds of relationship by learning to recognize them.

In toxic relationships, it’s all about control. There are many people who find themselves in a toxic relationship, but they don’t realize that they are in one, or they don’t know how to get out of it. This book gives solutions for those who are eager, curious, or simply desperate. Help yourself or another who struggles with an unhealthy relationship or manipulative person in his or her life. In short, this book includes thoughts and notes on the following topics:

What a toxic relationship is and how to recognize and acknowledge it.

Insights in the ways of bullies, manipulators, and abusers.

Reasons why people tend to stay in an unhealthy relationship and reflections on the soul.

The real truth about the people you are with and the reality of your self-worth.

Effective ways to get out of a toxic relationship or avoid one altogether by recognizing the cycle.

An elaborate analysis about the link between toxic people and personality disorders.

Different types of dysfunctional relationships, categorized in a comprehensive overview.

Curious yet? Then don’t wait and start reading, so you don’t have to remain in the dark. Save yourself the misery of common mistakes and learn from what I have learned.



Crappy to Happy: Shake Off Stress and Rediscover Your Mama Mojo

by Julie Schooler

-Do you have everything you have always dreamed ofâ??healthy children, a nice home, a loving partnerâ?¦ and still feel crappy?
-Do you bicker with your significant other, snap at the kids and reach for the wine more than you would like?
-Do you feel anxious, rushed and overwhelmed every single day?

This book is full of wisdom from top personal development gurus, positive psychology researchers and families who use these tools. It shows how a few simple tweaks to your mindset, language and physiology have the power to take your daily life from crappy to happy.

It also cuts through the confusion around meditation, provides compelling reasons why a gratitude practice is a game changer and explains the three tiers to ultimate happiness and fulfillment.

This is a clear, gimmick-free guide just for mamas who should be feeling on the top of the world but are not.

In less than a couple of hours this book gives you dozens of no- or low-cost, easy and practical tips for feeling less stressed, less irritated and less worried. You may not believe it now, but you will start to feel more calm, positive and full of joy.

I am a wife, a mama of two young kids and a lifelong learner of personal development. And I am sick of feeling crappy! So I distilled an avalanche of advice from books, articles and seminars into simple and practical tips to help mamas just like you and me rediscover our inner wisdom and remember how to love our lives.

Follow the short, chunked down chapters in Crappy to Happy to:
-find out how to control your thoughts so they work for you, not against you
-learn a simple three-step process for handling your emotions better
-discover how breathing the right way can change your life (yes, really!)
-bust myths around meditation and learn how to do it easily every day
-grab some great gratitude practice ideas, suitable for the whole family
-create happiness in day-to-day life without changing a thing on the outside
-upgrade your joy to a level that most people cannot fathom

Read this book and you won’t need to spend hours searching for information all over the Internet. If you use even a couple of the tools in this book, you will feel better, family times will be enjoyable again, and you will give your children the best gift of allâ??a happy mama.

What’s stopping you from feeling more relaxed and cheerful today?

Scroll to the top and click the â??BUY NOW’ button and you WILL transform from crappy to happy.



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