Just a Drop of Water

Author: Kerry O'Malley Cerra
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632202115
Format: PDF
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Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmart—and outrun—the rival cross country team, the Palmetto Bugs. But then the tragedy of September 11 happens. It’s quickly discovered that one of the hijackers lived nearby, making Jake’s Florida town an FBI hot spot. Two days later, the tragedy becomes even more personal when Jake’s best friend, Sam Madina, is pummeled for being an Arab Muslim by their bully classmate, Bobby. According to Jake’s personal code of conduct, anyone who beats up your best friend is due for a butt kicking, and so Jake goes after Bobby. But soon after, Sam’s father is detained by the FBI and Jake’s mom doubts the innocence of Sam’s family, forcing Jake to choose between his best friend and his parents. When Jake finds out that Sam’s been keeping secrets, too, he doesn’t know who his allies are anymore. But the final blow comes when his grandpa’s real past is revealed to Jake. Suddenly, everything he ever knew to be true feels like one big lie. In the end, he must decide: either walk away from Sam and the revenge that Bobby has planned, or become the hero he’s always aspired to be. A gripping and intensely touching debut middle grade novel by Kerry O’Malley Cerra, Just a Drop of Water brings the events of September 11, which shook the world, into the lens of a young boy who is desperately trying to understand the ramifications of this life-altering event. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

A World in a Drop of Water

Author: Alvin Silverstein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486320162
Format: PDF
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Fascinating introduction to the world of single-celled organisms recounts the feeding, reproductive, and defensive strategies employed by an array of curious creatures: amoeba, paramecium, suctorian, hydra, others. Easy-to-understand language, 37 illustrations.

A Drop of Water

Author: Gordon Morrison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547529333
Format: PDF
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A child crouches beside a meadow brook, and a drop of water collects and falls from the child’s fingertip to continue on its journey. Where does that journey begin? High in the sky, rain clouds are parting. Water trickles and flows down the mountain, collecting in an upland bog, seeping through a beaver’s dam, rushing over rocks, passing many plants and animals along its winding way—each dependent on water and the different environments it shapes to live. Author and illustrator Gordon Morrison has captured a single moment in time, revealing the course and influence of water, and inviting readers to pause and consider the world around them in this beautiful and lyrical appreciation of nature and the resource that makes it all possible—a drop of water.

Im Just a Fork Lift Operator After All What Do I Know

Author: Joseph Traver
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456846604
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of the key teachings in all of the Bible is that of Matthew Chapter 7 verse 14. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, spoke about a/the way to eternal life (heaven) as being one of great difficulty. In other words, Jesus was saying that if someone wants eternal life it won't be easy and there must be a searching and an uncovering in finding the way. In this book God uses the life and words of an ordinary man's changed life as a compass in/to helping you/people find that/the narrow path to eternal life.

A Drop of Rain

Author: Berni Homan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456806699
Format: PDF
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A long overdue return look at the personal experiences of hard done by Coast residents, this book reminds us of the tragedy of the 2009 floods, the devastation, and the heroic acts that received shant recognition in the national media. But nevertheless happened in the lives of many and varied individuals. From classic rescue dramas, to interesting and comedic tales, this collection of stories gives the reader the opportunity to understand how the human spirit survives through natural disaster. Thanks go to all who braved the emotions of reminescence to provide honest accounts for us to enjoy.

Lord Make Me Just a Drop of Oil

Author: Twila Christner
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449740790
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Surely God has a sense of humor or why would He have made us with the ability to laugh? Why, too, has He made it so that a little laughter eases a lot of tension? No, it may not change the situation. But it can refresh and give a new perspective. The daily grind of life can get pretty rough at times and we find ourselves needing a drop of oil in our machinery. "A Drop of Oil" is meant to lighten another's load and provide encouragement thru humor to sooth the friction that comes from the daily grind. Seeing humor in some of these events that I clearly didn't plan, has proven to be just that drop of oil.

Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup

Author: I. P. Aspinall
Publisher: LULU
ISBN: 1483410773
Format: PDF, Docs
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Luke knows his country is at war when the sirens sound during school. Moments after Luke heads for a shelter along with his teachers and friends, his home and school are destroyed. His parents take him to what they think will be the safety of their summer home, Dragonfly House. Luke's friend, Jack, and his family join them at the house, and they fish and play with a tame bear. But they soon realize danger has followed them and must turn to the magic of the dragonfly queen and a big fish to stay safe. Five years later, severe drought, caused by a vanishing river, ravages the land. After Jack discovers a giant hiding in a magic teacup, the families head for the Dragonfly House once again. But as the drought, a forest fire, and a wolf threaten their happy existence, they must turn to the giant to save them. In two charming tales, a young boy and his friends summon assistance from magical creatures to survive in a dangerous world.

Arcangel 808

Author: Darnell L. Sherman
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449724248
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Despite a humanistic education and the lure of a society lauding hedonism and rationalism as a panacea for humanity’s problems; Darnell realized the only cure for what ails humanity is Jesus Christ. This is Darnell’s personal testimony to the world, of how pride, peer-pressure and the paganistic zeitgeist of our times tempts him to follow a path of immediate gratification instead of the more holy and healthy strait and narrow path Jesus Christ spoke of. Darnell displays his flaws as a Christian, and how repentance plays a role in his everyday life. Darnell wants illicit sex with many women. Darnell wants to be violent and inflict pain on his perceived enemies. Darnell wants to enjoy the pride of life. Darnell wants to live for himself; forgetting the pain of others. Darnell wants to embrace nihilism in his approach to life. The burden of truth exists. Darnell learned through the Word of God and from painful experiences that his desires would lead to eternal condemnation and separation from God; above all Darnell did not want that. Instead of following his will and sinful desires, Darnell decided to follow God’s will. Darnell accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at age seven, and not much later the Lord visited the Holy Spirit upon Darnell. A war exists between good and evil in the world; Darnell observed various battles in the war. “Arcangel 808: My Struggle to Know and Serve Jesus Christ” is Darnell’s testimony to the world of his struggle to overcome sin, himself, the devil and the world through the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Darnell is not perfect; he is simply forgiven through the grace Jesus Christ. Darnell is reaching out to the world to share the truth of Jesus Christ in his life. Darnell will one day leave this material realm, as shall we all. Enjoy.

Astel Chosen

Author: J. R. Murdock
Publisher: J.R. Murdock
ISBN: 1460960068
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Princess Astel believes she's flying in her dreams. Until the morning when a dragon shows up and tells her she's the Chosen One to be taught magic by the dragons. The castle wizard, Sangdanee, sees things differently. He's been telling the young princess that dragons no longer exist and she must be protected. He locks her in the castle to begin her training in the sciences. Not knowing who is right, she does what she thinks best instead. She gathers her handmaidens and an unwilling suitor and flees the castle. Can the runaway princess save herself before a choice she doesn't want is pushed on her?