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A brand new collection of stories that exhibit important values and virtues.
Each story is accompanied by beautiful illustrations with the focus on character building in the following areas:
Sy is Helena Bosman van ’n piepklein dorpie doer ver in die Noord-Kaap, maar Oupa en Oumie noem haar sommer Vaselinetjie. Sy is hulle veldbosengeltjie, hulle hart se punt. Tot Vaselinetjie tien jaar oud is en die Welsyn haar laat wegstuur na die kosskool in Gauteng – die weeshuis waar Madiba se weggooikinders bly.
Dis ’n vreemde, harde, gevaarlike węreld van skomgatkinders, kwaai huistannies en ’n hardvogtige, onregverdige koshuisvader; van entjies rook, hare laat afskeer en planne maak om te whallap. Waar niemand oor jou traak nie, en waar jy ook leer om oor niemand te traak nie.
Maar soos die maande jare word, kruis een naam telkens Vaselinetjie se pad: Texan Kirby. En daardie naam loop reguit na haar hart.
**Film weergawe van boek in teaters 22 September 2017
Dewald se ouers stuur hom na 'n nuwe skool na sy lewe omvergegooi is. Elke skool het nuwe uitdagings en elke skool het sy boelies, en dis nie maklik om 'n tiener te wees met 'n skielike hakkelprobleem nie. Dewald probeer weer sy balans vind, om sin te maak van hoekom sy beste vriendin hom nooit ingesluit het in haar grootste besluit nie. Dit terwyl een van die grootste boelies in die skool sy lewe hel maak. En hy besluit: genoeg is genoeg. 'n Hartroerende verhaal oor relevante tienerkwessies.
Zinzi's school marks are dropping and her mother insists she stops training and does extra lessons with creepy Mr Mase, but she's terrified that she'll be dropped from from the soccer team.
There's something else wrong too. . . she keeping a terrible secret from her family and friends.
Klein Elvis se grootste begeerte is om in iemand se arms toegevou te word. Maar helaas - niemand wil vir die stekelrige klein krimpvarkie 'n drukkie gee nie! Elvis dwaal deur die stad, die park en die hospitaal op soek na 'n drukkie. Hy is byna moedeloos toe hy iemand hoor se: "Wil niemand vir my 'n soentjie gee nie?" Dalk is hierdie nuwe vriend die antwoord op Elvis se eie wens: "Gee my 'n drukkie, asseblief".
Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat's new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena's orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blonde hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts - first drink, first cigarette, first kiss - while Marlena's habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past. Alive with an urgent, unshakeable tenderness, Julie Buntin's Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.
Belle dreams of adventures like the ones she reads about in her books - until she becomes the prisoner of a fearsome Beast in a mysterious, enchanted castle. But life in the castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines, and soon she realizes there is more to the Beast than first meets the eye. Experience this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us. Disney Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film is based on the live-action film starring Emma Watson.
Little Peach meets We Were Liars in this haunting YA debut about a troubled teen searching for her birth mom who uncovers disturbing family secrets along the way.
After her father passes away, seventeen-year-old Rosie is forced to live with her abusive stepmom Lucy and her deadbeat boyfriend, Judd, who gives Rosie the sort of looks you shouldn't give your girlfriend's step-daughter. Desperate for a way out, Rosie would do just about anything to escape the life she's been handed. Then she finds a letter her dad wrote years ago, a letter confessing that Rosie's birth mother isn't dead, as she believed, but alive somewhere--having left them when Rosie was a little girl for reasons he won't reveal.
Rosie resolves to find her birth mom, and she'll put everything on the line to make that happen. She hires a PI paid for by her best friend, Mary, who turns tricks for money. Unlike Rosie, Mary's no delicate flower and when she sees the opportunity to make some cash and help out her closest friend, she takes it. Romance blooms when the PI Rosie hires hands the case off to his handsome nephew Mac, but Rosie struggles to keep her illicit activities with Mary a secret. Things begin to unravel when Rosie starts getting creepy anonymous texts from johns looking for Mary. And then there's Mary, the one person Rosie can count on, who's been acting strangely all of a sudden. As Rosie and Mary get closer to finally uncovering the truth about Rosie's mom, Rosie comes face to face with a secret she never saw coming. A visceral, poignant tale of friendship, sacrifice and identity, Rosie Girl is an unforgettable debut that will leave you guessing till the very last page.
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.
**Contains strong language.
"An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." --"Booklist," starred review
The star of her school's running team, Sadako is lively and athletic...until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life--the race against time. Based on a true story, "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan.
" The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world." --"The Horn Book ""The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching." --"BCCB"
Fans of More Happy Than Not, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and It's Kind of a Funny Story will cheer for Adam as he struggles with schizophrenia in this brilliantly honest and unexpectedly funny debut.
Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren't there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who's unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't.
Still, there's hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.
Something weird is going on!Mrs. Cooney, the school nurse, is a knockout-and A.J. has a crush on her! But are her charms just a cover for her secret identity as an international spy? Will A.J.'s love for Mrs. Cooney win out over his love for the good old USA?
Rogerson Biscoe, with his green eyes and dark curly hair, is
absolutely seductive. Before long, sixteen-year-old Caitlin finds
herself under his spell. And when he starts to abuse her, she finds
she's in too deep to get herself out...
"You can come back when you're done being gay." Jason is a 13-year-old who comes out to his religious and conservative mother, only to be cast out of their home. Homeless, he learns how to survive, eventually turning to hustling as a way to live. Doug is a 17-year-old with an abusive father and a chip on his shoulder. Energized and empowered by violence, he gets mixed up with a group of Neo-Nazis. The lives of these two flawed teens spiral towards each other, and one fateful night their paths cross at a fast-food restaurant in Los Angeles, and a horrendous hate crime is committed. Freaks and Revelations is a raw and gripping novel based on the haunting true story of Timothy Zaal and Matthew Boger. Told in alternating perspectives by Jason (Matthew Boger) and Doug (Timothy Zaal), author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a fictional narrative that traces the tragic - but ultimately inspirational - journeys of two very polarized teens.
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . .
Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle--aka the Wee Free Men--a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .
A Story of Discworld
It's the night before Christmas and everyone is sick in bed. All except brave Madeline, who is up and about and feeling just fine. Taking care of eleven little girls and Miss Clavel is hard work, but Madeline finds help from a magical merchant peddling flying carpets door-to-door. Now the girls are going on a Christmas journey that will surely make them forget their sniffles and sneezes. Great for gift-giving and group sharing, Madeline's Christmas now joins the five other books about Madeline as a deluxe, full-sized paperback.
In 1923, Mary Breckinridge (who had been a nurse in WWI) learned about the nonexistent medical facilities in Appalachian Kentucky, and founded the Frontier Nursing Service -- a group of women who traveled by horseback to isolated mountain residents to provide medical care. These three compelling, poignant stories, each with a different narrator - a boy whose father almost loses his leg; a nurse in training; a mute young girl who realizes she might have a career in medicine - show Mary's effect on the people and world around her, brought to vivid life by master storyteller Rosemary Wells.
Do you believe in fairies? Protected and hidden by a society of Fairy lovers for over 80 years the secret fairy journal of Cicely Mary Barker is available for the first time ever to the public. Learn what really happened during that magical Summer of 1920 when Cicely Mary Barker discovered the secret world of the Flower Fairies.
Written by an experienced special needs teacher and designed along guidelines provided by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, this story is part of a series which deals with the issues which involve young people.
A biography of the pilot who was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic and who was later lost at sea, attempting to fly around the world.
Uthi ubuwazi ukuthi izinkinga eziningi ezikhungethe izwe zibangelwa wukungalaleli nokungabi nantshisekelo ngenqubekela phambili empilweni yakho? Uthi ubuwazi ukuthi ukungabi nambono nezifiso ezinkulu ngempilo yakho kungaholela ekucekeleni phansi kwekusasa lakho unomphela? Ungahlakanipha, uphile kahle, kodwa uma ungalaleli futhi kungekho nemigomo ekulawulayo, ungangena nenhlakanipho yakho ejele noma ethuneni kungafanele. UMugqa uhlakaniphile, uphila kahle, kodwa indlela aziphatha ngayo imfaka ezinkingeni ezinkulu. Uzithola esehlala emigwaqeni yedolobha nasemahlathini ngezizathu ezithile. Ake uphenqe la makhasi ale ncwadi uzifundele ukuthi lo mfana uhlangabezana naziphi izinkinga futhi uphuma kanjani kuzona.
UNtando ude wayibeka inqawa, kodwa ke zifundele mfundi uzivele. Kuluncuthu mazangwa!
Darren, u hlanana na mitlhontlho yo hambanahambana ku suka evutsongwanini bya yena. Hi ku tinyiketela ka yena eka dyondzo no seketeriwa hi vatswari va yena u tikuma a nghena eswikolweni swa le henhla na ku kuma dyondzo ya le henhla. Endzhaku ko hlangana na vanghana va yena eyunivheti, u lahla hinkwawo nkateko lowu vo tala va wu pfumalaka. Makwanga ya endla leswaku a tinghenisa eka manyana; vutlhari lebyi a byi mameke ku suka a ha ri lontsongo u byi tirhisa eka swilo swo homboloka. Eku heteleleni, u tisola timhaka se ti onhakile laha a lahleke hinkwaswo leswi vatswari va yena va n’wi dyondziseke swona. Tsalwa ra Vutlhari bya lunya byi tsundzuxa muntswa un’wana na un’wana leswaku dyondzo yi nga hlula swo tala, yi nga ku sula mihloti yi ku yisa lomu a wu nga ehleketi leswaku u nga fika kona- ntsena loko munhu a tirhisa vutlhari bya dyondzo hi ndlela ya kahle.
Grandma Concetta heals everyone with her remedies and advice, and when she retires, she leaves Nona her magic pasta pot with its secret ingredient.
This ALA Best Book for Young Readers is now available in paperback. When Imogene and her family move to Newford, she quickly gets to know two very different people. Maxine is a "good girl" following a strict life plan. Adrian is a bit more unusual--he's a ghost who has a huge crush on Imogene.
"By the time WWII ended in Europe, the Blumenthal family--Marion, her brother Albert, and their parents--had lived in a succession of refugee, transit, and prison camps for more than six years, not only surviving but staying together....This gripping memoir is written in spare, powerful prose that vividly depicts the endless degradation and humiliation suffered by the Holocaust's innocent victims, as well as the unending horror of life in the camps. It's also an ennobling account of the triumph of the human spirit, as seen through a child's eyes."--Kirkus Reviews. Bibliography.
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