It’s not a lie if you can’t remember the truth. “Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely, The One Memory of Flora Banks is unforgettable. One of the best YA novels I've read in a very long time.” --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So, when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world—in Svalbard, Norway—Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. But will following Drake be the key to unlocking Flora’s memory? Or will the journey reveal that nothing is quite as it seems? Already a bestselling debut in the UK, this unforgettable novel is Memento meets We Were Liars and will have you racing through the pages to unravel the truth. Praise for The One Memory of Flora Banks: An EW Most Anticipated YA Novel of 2017 ★ "[A] remarkable odyssey...an enthralling story...a deftly, compassionately written mystery.” —Booklist, starred review ★ "Barr’s tale mingles Oliver Sacks–like scientific curiosity with Arctic adventure and YA novel in a way that’s equally unsettling, winsome, and terrifying." —Horn Book, starred review "Perfect for fans of both young adult romance and psychological thrillers, The One Memory of Flora Banks is destined to become one of your favorite beach reads of 2017. Promise." —Bustle "Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely, The One Memory of Flora Banks is unforgettable. One of the best YA novels I've read in a very long time." —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places "Ultimately, this title will leave readers with a sense of hope and faith in the human spirit....A strong choice for YA shelves." —School Library Journal "Flora’s situation may be singular, but her desire for autonomy should speak loudly to teens in the midst of their own journeys into adulthood." —Publishers Weekly "An affecting portrayal of living with amnesia and discovering one's own agency." —Kirkus "[T]his is [Barr's] first YA novel and it is a good one. It will not be forgotten by readers." —VOYA "An extraordinarily moving and original novel, a story of secrecy and lie, love and loss that manages to be both heart-breaking and life-affirming...Barr’s first novel for teenagers...is as brave as Flora herself." —Daily Mail "An icily atmospheric story...captivating...[a] pacy page-turner that packs a significant emotional punch." —The Guardian
Les meilleures copines et La soirée, deux livres très appréciés des enfants, sont ici réunis en un seul volume, avec plus de 700 autocollants pour habiller et coiffer les amies qui font du shopping, organisent une soirée pyjama et sont invitées à un bal de fin d'année. Un livre de la collection à succès J'habille mes amies, dont les éditions Usborne ont fêté le 10e anniversaire en 2016. Un nouveau format : des autocollants repositionnables sur les pages plastifiées et une couverture munie d'un grand rabat pour tout ranger.
Author: Leonie Pratt, Andy Tudor
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
What makes Planet Earth so special? It’s the only planet to have anything living on it for a start... But it also has fiery volcanoes, magnificent mountains, scorching deserts and icy landscapes. Learn all about it in this easy to read book. "No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set." - The Bookseller
Press the buttons in the sound panel to hear chattering chimps, trumpeting elephants, roaring lions and other zoo sounds. An interactive, bright and exciting book which will entertain babies over and over again. Press the buttons to hear specially composed musical sound clips that incorporate animal noises. The bold and bright illustrations will appeal to both babies and adults. A QR code on the back of the book allows a sample of the sounds to be heard before purchase.
Author: Sharon E. McKay
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Portrays the remarkable story of Esther Brandeau, a young girl who lived in the eighteenth century and who was the first Jew to set foot in New France.
This adorable new series will charm babies and their parents. Can you find the little animal hiding in this book? Die-cut shapes give glimpses that turn into something altogether different when you turn the page. Children will love the surprise element of turning the pages until at the last page, little fox is finally revealed! This series provides a great opportunity to sit down and share a moment of fun. This new series will stand alongside Usborne's many baby titles in our That's not my..., Baby's Very First and Peep Inside series. Unique artwork gives this latest series a fresh new appeal.
In 'The Incredible Paper Chase', Wally travels through amazing worlds of dinosaurs, soldiers, clowns and more. He leaves a tiny piece of paper to look for in every scene, and at the end of the book there are checklists with hundreds more things to find.
Author: Martin Handford
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
The reader follows Waldo and other characters as they travel through various scenes and tries to find them and their lost objects in the illustrations.
A Rule is to Break
Author: John Seven, Jana Christy
Publisher: Manic D Press
"A Rule Is To Break says: Go ahead and throw your best self a party! So glad it exists."—Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses "After encountering the lively little anarchist in John and Jana's delightful A Rule is To Break, I will always remember the playful little devil with a mind of her own. A children's book on anarchy seems somehow just right: an instinctive, intuitive sense of fairness, community, and interdependence sits naturally enough with a desire for participatory democracy, self-determination, and peace and global justice."—Bill Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey in Comics and Fugitive Days Simply celebrating childhood: the joy, the wonder of discovery, the spontaneity, and strong emotions. . . . Wild Child is free to do as she pleases. A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy follows Wild Child as she learns about just being herself and how that translates into kid autonomy. It presents the ideas of challenging societal expectations and tradition and expressing yourself freely in kid-terms that are both funny and thought provoking—it even functions as a guidebook for adults to understand what it is to be a critically thinking, creative individual. Wild Child is the role model for disobedience that is sometimes civil. John Seven and Jana Christy's previous collaboration The Ocean Story won Creative Child magazine's 2011 Creative Child Award Seal of Excellence and was shortlisted for the 2012 Green Earth Book Award.
The much-anticipated new work from the author of The Golden Compass is coming at last! Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play a part. The Book of Dust will be a work in three parts, like His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass). The book is set ten years before The Golden Compass and centers on the much-loved character Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon. Philip Pullman offers these tantalizing details: "I've always wanted to tell the story of how Lyra came to be living at Jordan College, and in thinking about it, I discovered a long story that began when she was a baby and will end when she's grown up. This volume and the next will cover two parts of Lyra's life: starting at the beginning of her story and returning to her twenty years later. As for the third and final part, my lips are sealed. "So, second: is it a prequel? Is it a sequel? It's neither. In fact, The Book of Dust is . . . an 'equel.' It doesn't stand before or after His Dark Materials, but beside it. It's a different story, but there are settings that readers of His Dark Materials will recognize, and characters they've met before. Also, of course, there are some characters who are new to us, including an ordinary boy (a boy we have glimpsed in an earlier part of Lyra's story, if we were paying attention) who, with Lyra, is caught up in a terrifying adventure that takes him into a new world. "Third: why return to Lyra's world? Dust. Questions about that mysterious and troubling substance were already causing strife ten years before His Dark Materials, and at the center of The Book of Dust is the struggle between a despotic and totalitarian organization, which wants to stifle speculation and inquiry, and those who believe thought and speech should be free. The idea of Dust suffused His Dark Materials. Little by little through that story the idea of what Dust was became clearer and clearer, but I always wanted to return to it and discover more." The books of the His Dark Materials trilogy were showered with praise, and the Cincinnati Enquirer proclaimed, "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century." With The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman embarks on an equally grand adventure, sure to be hailed as the first great fantasy masterpiece of the twenty-first century.
What's Happening to Ellie?
Author: Kate E. Reynolds
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mum helps her understand that she has started growing into a woman. Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.
Things Ellie Likes
Author: Kate E. Reynolds
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Ellie likes lots of different things. She likes listening to music and making pizza. There are also things that Ellie enjoys doing in private, like touching her vagina. This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism or related conditions about masturbation. It covers when and where it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations, this book provides the perfect platform to talk about sexuality with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.
Author: Jacques Goldstyn
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
A charming, touching story about an imaginative, introverted boy whose best friend is an old oak named Bertolt.
1001 Animals to Spot
Author: Ruth Brocklehurst, Susanna Davidson
From elephants in the Serengeti to sloths in the Amazon and bullfrogs in the Florida swamps, this book is teeming with animals to find and habitats to explore. Designed to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification this wonderful puzzle back also includes a world map and fascinating facts. Part of a bestselling series of picture puzzle books. Helps readers and pre-readers learn to count, match and identify. Includes an information section with facts about sea creatures, habitats and food webs.
Hammerhead Ranch Motel
Author: Tim Dorsey
Publisher: Harper Collins
There's a different schemer or slimeball behind every door: cocaine duckpins who have survived only by the dumbest fortune, hard-luck gigolos desperate to score, undercover cops busting undercover cops who are running sting operations on undercover cops. And just down the row, local historian and spree killer Serge A. Storms -- who has stopped keeping up with his meds -- is still looking for a briefcase stuffed with five million dollars...and is now capable of wreaking more havoc than hurricane Rolando-berto, the big wind gathering force offshore, just waiting for the opportunity to blow everything straight to hell. Pack up your bags and head south to sunny Florida. Leave your rational mind at home and come well armed. There's a room with your number on it at the Hammerhead Ranch Motel.