Author: Maddie Ziegler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over—including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video “Chandelier.” The rest, as they say, was history. In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way—starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans’ burning questions with wise advice she’s learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.
This book explores seriousness in practice in the unique sports context of contemporary women's flat track roller derby. The author presents a stimulating argument for a sociology of seriousness as a productive contribution to understandings of gender, organization and the mid-ranges of agency between dichotomies of voluntarism and determinism.
Maddie the coonhound has captured the hearts and imaginations of dog lovers all around the world. Maddie Lounging On Things follows Maddie’s adventures at play and at rest as she accompanies her owner, Theron, from Utah to Illinois to Mexico and everywhere in between. From cross-country trips sleeping in cars and cheap motels to visiting family near and far, Maddie finds a way to settle in for a nap in any set of circumstances. This collection highlights Maddie’s snuggly, cuddly side, as she curls up in unexpected places, belly flops onto sofas all over the country, and nestles herself into the lap of her much-loved owner. These sweet, touching, and oftentimes silly photos will be absolutely irresistible to Maddie’s fans and dog lovers just getting to know her.
Author: Candice Ransom
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Kindergarten has never been funnier with the launch of this new, strong-willed character, in the style of Ladybug Girl, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Bread and Jam for Frances. Amanda Panda has BIG ideas for her first day of school. But when things don’t go according to plan, and when a pesky girl in a pink bow decides to be her best friend, she walks out on kindergarten and joins her brother in second grade. It takes an unlikely partner to fix Amanda’s terrible day—and to teach her about friendship, tolerance, and how to cope with life’s ups and downs. Amanda Panda perfectly captures the spirit, motivations, and humor of a headstrong five-year-old girl—and will be sure to soothe back-to-school jitters. "a sweet story about the power of kindness and getting past first impressions."—The Washington Post "Empathy and kindness are just as important as ABCs and 123s, and Amanda gives readers a good lesson."—Kirkus "Filled with droll humor that begs to be read aloud, this is an excellent back-to-school purchase and a great fit for storytime."—School Library Journal "With strong dialogue and well-imagined details of wardrobe and play, Ransom writes an original story around the familiar situation: the beginning of school. . . . This wryly amusing picture book offers a fresh take on an old theme."—Booklist "The lesson makes an impact without preaching, and kids are likely to want to revisit this one, especially as the first day of school approaches."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Bright, fresh illustrations fill the pages of this adorable book about disappointment, friendship, and kindness."—ReadBrightly.com
Author: Vincent Terrace
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Performing Arts
"Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit"--ARBA This is a supplement to the author's Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925-2010. It covers 1,612 series broadcast between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. Major networks--ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC--are covered along with many cable channels, such as AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History Channel. Alphabetical entries provide storylines, casts, networks and running dates. A performer index is included.
A Sal Kilkenny Mystery - An abandoned infant on her doorstep is the last thing Manchester private eye Sal Kilkenny needs. Sal's client Libby Hill is trying to put her life back together after the brutal killing of her lover and the conviction of petty criminal Damien Beswick, who confessed to the murder. But now Beswick has retracted his confession - exactly what game is he playing? As Sal investigates, things get up close and personal, and there are further bombshells to come, which threaten everything Sal holds dear.
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-01-22
In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with the primary witness--the daughter of the judge assigned to the case.
Featuring concept art as well as exclusive interviews with the movie’s cast and crew, The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 offers a behind-the-scenes look at DreamWorks Animation’s third installment in the popular Kung Fu Panda film series. Legendary warrior Po the giant panda returns to the big screen in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3, the third installment of the film series that has charmed viewers and critics worldwide. The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 will provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie, with concept art, character designs, interviews with key animation talent, and more. Offering insight into the incredible skill and effort that has gone into the film from start to finish, this comprehensive book will be a must-have for fans everywhere.
Author: Emma Marques
Release Date: 2015-07-29
Emma Marques is "Emma the Brave." Emma was diagnosed with DIPG, an aggressive and inoperable brain tumor, and she is notorious with her doctors for being a "Warrior Princess" during her extensive treatment regimen. Emma can go through radiation treatments, sometimes close to two hours long, without needing any anesthesia. Emma truly is as brave as brave can be, and she wants to tell her story and be an inspiration to children who are facing similar situations.
Dog Years is a heartwarming look at the lives and stories of 30 dogs. By presenting portraits of each dog as a puppy and again as an older dog, photographer Amanda Jones reveals the unique spark of personality that lasts a lifetime. These beautiful images of breeds ranging from golden retrievers and Great Danes to pugs and French bulldogs are accompanied by reflections from loved ones on the lives they share with their furry companions. The result is a celebration of each dog and a tribute to the relationships we share with our four-legged friends.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Filled with startling new information and shocking revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism as followers of Marcus Garvey through his own work with the Nation of Islam and rise in the world of black nationalism, and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X is a stunning achievement, the definitive work on one of our greatest advocates for social change.
Author: Roland Smith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Born the runt of his litter and gambled away to a rusty old riverman, the Newfoundland pup Seaman doesn’t imagine his life will be marked by any kind of glory--beyond chasing down rats. But when he meets Captain Meriwether Lewis, Seaman finds himself on a path that will make history. Lewis is just setting off on his landmark search for the Northwest Passage, and he takes Seaman along. Sharing the curiosity and strength of spirit of his new master, Seaman proves himself a valuable companion at every turn. Part history, part science--and adventure through and through--The Captain’s Dog is the carefully researched, thrilling tale of America’s greatest journey of discovery, as seen through the keen, compassionate eyes of a remarkable dog.