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By Gabriel Sanchez García-Pardo. 2021
¡Los tratados definitivos para domar padres, por los profesores Piedra, Papel y Tijera! Pedro, Paloma y Tiago están hartos de…que sus padres no les dejen hacer lo que quieren. Para colmo, se mudan a otra ciudad. ¡Y sin avisar ni nada! Los tres hermanos deberán poner en práctica sus mejores técnicas para intentar que todo vuelva a la normalidad. Y, de paso, ¿por qué no montan una escuela de domadores de padres clandestina? ¡Sus compañeros de clase van a flipar con sus tácticas infalibles!¿Quieres conocerlas?
By Peter Unwin. 2017
A quirky, comical and provocative novel… complete with robotic flying chickens. Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack…Vesoovian retreats to a Hamilton rooming house, where he impulsively decides to take to the road to track down his life-long colleague, Petronius Totem. Petronius Totem has disappeared following the unlikely success of his memoir, Ten Thousand Busted Chunks, praised for its searing honesty. But when it is discovered to be a pack of lies, Petronius Totem becomes universally despised. Meanwhile, Jack faces another grim truth: the world is being taken over by a sinister multi-national Fibre-Optic Catering business that has created a chicken-like food matter than can actually fly. Can he and Petronius Totem escape into a virtual future that is free of ChickLit and flying fibre-optic chickens? Or will Jack return home to his wife Elaine whom it seems, with good reason, will shoot him on sight? Searching for Petronius Totem is a love story for the age: a wild, imaginative, and utterly original novel.
By Carl Hiaasen. 2002
"¡LIBRO DE HONOR DE NEWBERY! Desafortunadamente, el primer conocido de Roy en Florida es Dana Matherson, una conocida bravucona. Por…otra parte, si Dana no hubiera estado hundiendo sus pulgares en las sienes de Roy y aplastando su cara contra la ventana del autobús escolar, Roy nunca hubiera visto al chico corriendo. Y el chico que corre es intrigante: huía del autobús escolar, no llevaba libros y, aquí está la parte extraña, no llevaba zapatos. Roy siente un misterio y se pone tras el rastro del chico. La persecución le presenta caimanes entrenados para ir al baño, un campeón de pedo falso, algunas lechuzas madrigueras, un eco-vengador renegado y varias serpientes extremadamente venenosas con colas brillantes de forma antinatural. Roy definitivamente ha llegado a la Florida de Carl Hiaasen.
By Michael Buckley. 2020
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS comes a new action-packed middle-grade series with…aliens, robots, and kids saving the world!Finn Foley has a lunchbox, and when he opens it, weird things come out . . . like a seven-foot-tall robot and a strange, blinking device that glues itself to his chest. The lunchbox also opens wormholes--shortcuts through space--that take Finn to the farthest corners of the galaxy. Sounds awesome, right? Not so much. Rocketing through the cosmos attracts the attention of the Plague, a race of gigantic bugs. The thing on Finn's chest belongs to them--it's the most dangerous weapon in the universe--and they want it back. To fight the Plague, Finn will need the lunchbox, as well as an unlikely squad of assistants: Lincoln, the bully; Julep, the coolest girl in school; Kate, Finn's unicorn-obsessed little sister; and Highbeam, a robot spy from another galaxy. If they can learn to work together, they just might have a chance, but the bugs are coming, and they'll stop at nothing to get their weapon--even if it means destroying the world.
By Dan Gutman. 2021
With more than 27 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In this seventh book…in the My Weirder-est School series, A.J. and his friends learn some very weird ways to prepare for a difficult test.Test scores are low and stress levels are high at Ella Mentry School. Wellness expert Ms. Jo-Jo has come to help A.J. and his friends relax so they can ace the upcoming Fundamental Arithmetic/Reading Test. But can turtle yoga and crystal salt lamps really help A.J. and his friends relax and focus? Or will the F.A.R.T. end up blowing them all away? Perfect for reluctant readers and all kids hungry for funny school stories, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School chapter book series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!
By Mateo Askaripour. 2021
There’s nothing like a Black salesman on a mission. <p><p> An unambitious twenty-two-year-old, Darren lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with…his mother, who wants nothing more than to see him live up to his potential as the valedictorian of Bronx Science. But Darren is content working at Starbucks in the lobby of a Midtown office building, hanging out with his girlfriend, Soraya, and eating his mother’s home-cooked meals. All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of Sumwun, NYC’s hottest tech startup, results in an exclusive invitation for Darren to join an elite sales team on the thirty-sixth floor. <p> After enduring a “hell week” of training, Darren, the only Black person in the company, reimagines himself as “Buck,” a ruthless salesman unrecognizable to his friends and family. But when things turn tragic at home and Buck feels he’s hit rock bottom, he begins to hatch a plan to help young people of color infiltrate America’s sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game. <p> Black Buck is a hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of America’s workforce; it is a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream. <p> <b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Dan Danko, Tom Mason. 2005
The latest in this hilarious series throws still more unbelievable challenges at our hero, Speedy. When Pumpkin Pete accidentally blows…up the League of Big Justice and the Sidekick Super Clubhouse, Speedy's mom volunteers their house to be the temporary headquarters. But just when the superheroes and sidekicks are starting to make themselves at home, along comes The Brotherhood of Rotten Babysitters to ruin the domestic bliss. Will Speedy be able to save the day? Will Spice Girl find hugs and peace? And where in the world is Earlobe Lad?
By Natalie Standiford. 2005
The third installment of the series that began with The Dating Game, Can True Love Survive High School? by Natalie…Standiford, continues to focus on Holly, Madison and Lina and their matchmaking Web site, as the friends wonder if love can "last all the way to graduation, and beyond." The book again features silly flourishes-the girl's horoscopes, some quizzes from their site and a new feature: Mad's online diary.
By Wibke Brueggemann. 2020
This is a laugh-out-loud exploration of sexuality, family, female friendship, grief, and community. With the heart and hilarity of Netflix's…critically-acclaimed Sex Education, Wibke Brueggemann's sex positive debut Love Is for Losers is required reading for Generation Z teens. Did you know you can marry yourself? How strange / brilliant is that? Fifteen-year-old Phoebe thinks falling in love is vile and degrading, and vows never to do it. Then, due to circumstances not entirely in her control, she finds herself volunteering at a local thrift shop. There she meets Emma . . . who might unwittingly upend her whole theory on life.
By Deborah Freedman. 2019
From the often Caldecott-buzzed Deborah Freedman, a sweet and funny story about finding your place in the world. Carl is…an earthworm. He spends his days happily tunneling in the soil until a field mouse asks him a simple question that stops him short: "Why?" Carl's quest takes him on an adventure to meet all the animals of the forest, each of whom seems to know exactly what they were put on this earth to do, unlike the curious Carl. But it's not until the world around him has changed that Carl begins to realize everyone, no matter how small, makes a big difference just by being themselves.
By Beaty Andrea. 2018
Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, she's an engineer, and engineering is…all about perseverance! But sometimes, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself. When Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her pals the Raucous Riveters—a gaggle of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need her help, it's up to Rosie to save the day. Will Rosie be able to invent a contraption to help one of the Riveters paint in the annual mural competition? After one flop... then another... and another... Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her classmates Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie creates the Paintapolooza! and, along with the Riveters, rediscovers the meaning of home
By Ann B Ross. 2014
Miss Julia masterminds a makeover in New York Times bestselling author Ann B. Ross' s latest installment in her popular…series. It' s summer in Abbotsville, and Miss Julia has visions of enjoying a life of leisure. But before she can even sip some iced tea on her front porch, a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie informs her that Elsie' s granddaughter is on a bus headed to Abbotsville that very day. Reminding Miss Julia of an old family debt, Elsie proclaims that she is sending Trixie to Miss Julia' s to learn to become a lady. The nerve of some people! When the rude and unkempt Trixie arrives, even Sam and Lloyd agree that Miss Julia faces quite a challenge. Meanwhile, Sam has decided to run for state senate. But when he has a fainting spell and has to go into the hospital for tests, who will run his campaign? Is his no-good rival going to cakewalk into office? No sir, not if Miss Julia has anything to say about it— and indeed she does, including up on the stump. In this marvelous addition to the popular series, Miss Julia is sure to have a summer that she— and Abbotsville— will never forget!
By Ann B Ross. 2012
A new Miss Julia novel from New York Times best-selling author Ann B. Ross is a special treat for her…devoted fans as well as those new to the adventures of the titular senior citizen. This time out, the proper Southern lady has a couple doozies on her plate. It seems that her friend Hazel's PI husband J.D. has gotten himself in some trouble in West Virginia—and he's one tirade away from landing in a jail cell. Meanwhile, a crew of misfits has followed wealthy Agnes Whitman back to Abbotsville, and they have all the makings of a crazy religious cult!
By Ann B Ross. 2019
In Miss Julia Throws a Wedding , we find her feeling a little wistful when Hazel Marie, once her late…husband's paramour and now her best friend, prepares to move out and live in sin with that marriage-shy Mr. Pickens. Suddenly, to Miss Julia's delight, a wedding is in the offing: Handsome Deputy Coleman Bates and attorney Binkie Enloe announce their plans to run down to the courthouse and tie the knot. But Miss Julia insists they have a real wedding ceremony and vows to make it happen. When a missing preacher, a crowd of uninvited guests, and a queasy bride threaten the happy event, Miss Julia is there to restore order, confirming her undying motto: if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!
By Ann B Ross. 2019
The delightful new installment of the beloved and New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series When Miss Julia's regular doctor…goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an opportunity to entertain—or size up—a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note Lauren's obvious lack of social skills, it's her friends Hazel Marie and Binkie that pick up on some of Dr. Crawford's less palatable qualities. Meanwhile, Lloyd has gotten his first car, and LuAnne, fresh off her divorce, has started a job at the local funeral home and is in urgent need of an occupation-appropriate makeover—Miss Julia has enough on her plate. Yet there is just something she can't place about the Crawfords, and she won't rest until she gets to the bottom of it. As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss Julia Takes the Wheel , in her bestselling Miss Julia series
By Ann B Ross. 2019
When Miss Julia burst on the scene in her fictional debut, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind , this proper lady…of a certain age found her orderly world turned upside down when Hazel Marie Puckett appeared with her nine-year-old son, Little Lloyd, who looked disturbingly similar to Miss Julia's late husband. Now, in Miss Julia Takes Over , with her sharp tongue and iron backbone intact, Miss Julia must tackle another disruption when Hazel Marie doesn't return from a dinner date with a fund-raiser who, in Miss Julia's opinion, wears his shorts too tight. Frantic and unable to persuade the local police that Hazel Marie is in danger, Miss Julia hires J. D. Pickens to investigate, despite her reservations about his taste for beer and women. She and Little Lloyd help search for Hazel Marie, running into adventures ranging from a most indelicate display of fisticuffs to a high-speed car chase on the track of a NASCAR Speedway, all the while standing strong... because if Miss Julia doesn't take care of things, who will?
By Ann B Ross. 2013
Bestselling author Ann B. Ross cooks up a batch of fun in this latest novel in her popular series With…a crisp bite in the air, Miss Julia is enjoying a well-earned respite by her new fireplace. But autumn leaves aren’t the only things falling: James, Hazel Marie’s housekeeper, has had a nasty tumble down some stairs. How can Hazel Marie feed and take care of him—not to mention a husband and two babies—when she barely knows how to boil water? Miss Julia jumps in to help by convincing the ladies of Abbotsville to put on their aprons and give cooking lessons. With success so close she can taste it, Miss Julia isn’t thrilled when an unexpected visitor shows up. Brother Vern Puckett, Hazel Marie’s no-good uncle, started life on the wrong foot and stayed there. What could he possibly want from his frazzled niece this time? With a delightful helping of madcap antics, Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble is a perfect next course in this charming series
By Jeff Kinney. 2020
Youve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this beforean entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1…international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Rolands mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jeffersons Awesome Friendly Adventure! And dont miss Rowley Jeffersons first book, the instant #1 bestseller, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jeffersons Journal!
By Gary Shteyngart. 2018
The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of…our times. Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. <P><P>Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema—a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth—has her own demons to face. <P><P>How these two flawed characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1 Percent, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.
By Clodett. 2021
Clodett la lía en librerías... ¡y en el laboratorio! ¡Hola, clodettamis! HELP: esta vez la he liado... ¡DEMASIADO! Nos hemos…colado en el laboratorio, la zona MÁS PROHIBIDA del internado de mi gemela Jannette. Parecía que lo teníamos todo controlado, pero... ¿alguien se pensaba que el experimento saldría bien a la primera? Lo habéis adivinado: ¡SUPERLÍO A LA VISTA!