A Tale of the Other Kind

A Tale of the Other Kind
Author: Leandi Cameron
Publisher: House of Leavik
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-09
ISBN: 9780620525992

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Kai's plagued by blackouts and nightmares, and a struggle with his excruciatingly painful, shapeshifting body and sudden unexplainable abilities, making his world spiral out of control. But when a girl enters his life, does he dare allow her into this world he, himself, still don't even understand? An unpredictable vampire shows him a path that soon reveals his destiny, and introduces him to an underworld, filled with magic and terrifying darkness. When he finds himself in danger for disobeying a curse bestowed upon his kind, he has to fight for survival, and protect everyone that he loves.

Another Kind

Another Kind
Author: Trevor Bream
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2021-10-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0063043556

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Six kids search for a new place to call home in this middle grade graphic novel debut by comic creators Cait May and Trevor Bream, for fans of Marvel’s Runaways and The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag. Another Kind is not your average monster story. Tucked away in a government facility nicknamed the Playroom, six not-quite-human kids learn to control their strange and unpredictable abilities. Life is good—or safe, at least—hidden from the prying eyes of a judgmental world. That is, until a security breach forces them out of their home and into the path of the Collector, a mysterious being with leech-like powers. Can the group band together to thwart the Collector’s devious plan, or will they wind up the newest addition to his collection? An ALSC Graphic Novel Reading List Title

Be Kind

Be Kind
Author: Pat Zietlow Miller
Publisher: Be Kind
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2018-02-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1626723214

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When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference--or at least help a friend.With award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller's gentle text and Jen Hill's irresistible art, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.

A Tale Dark & Grimm

A Tale Dark & Grimm
Author: Adam Gidwitz
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1101445289

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In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches. Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

The Other

The Other
Author: Thomas Tryon
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1590175980

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Holland and Niles Perry are identical thirteen-year-old twins. They are close, close enough, almost, to read each other’s thoughts, but they couldn’t be more different. Holland is bold and mischievous, a bad influence, while Niles is kind and eager to please, the sort of boy who makes parents proud. The Perrys live in the bucolic New England town their family settled centuries ago, and as it happens, the extended clan has gathered at its ancestral farm this summer to mourn the death of the twins’ father in a most unfortunate accident. Mrs. Perry still hasn’t recovered from the shock of her husband’s gruesome end and stays sequestered in her room, leaving her sons to roam free. As the summer goes on, though, and Holland’s pranks become increasingly sinister, Niles finds he can no longer make excuses for his brother’s actions. Thomas Tryon’s best-selling novel about a homegrown monster is an eerie examination of the darkness that dwells within everyone. It is a landmark of psychological horror that is a worthy descendent of the books of James Hogg, Robert Louis Stevenson, Shirley Jackson, and Patricia Highsmith.

Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Some Kind of Fairy Tale
Author: Graham Joyce
Publisher: Anchor
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-07-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0385535848

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Acclaimed author Graham Joyce's mesmerizing new novel centers around the disappearance of a young girl from a small town in the heart of England. Her sudden return twenty years later, and the mind-bending tale of where she's been, will challenge our very perception of truth. For twenty years after Tara Martin disappeared from her small English town, her parents and her brother, Peter, have lived in denial of the grim fact that she was gone for good. And then suddenly, on Christmas Day, the doorbell rings at her parents' home and there, disheveled and slightly peculiar looking, Tara stands. It's a miracle, but alarm bells are ringing for Peter. Tara's story just does not add up. And, incredibly, she barely looks a day older than when she vanished. Award-winning author Graham Joyce is a master of exploring new realms of understanding that exist between dreams and reality, between the known and unknown. Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a unique journey every bit as magical as its title implies, and as real and unsentimental as the world around us.

The Other Mother

The Other Mother
Author: Jen Brister
Publisher: Square Peg
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019-09-05
Genre: Lesbian couples as parents
ISBN: 9781910931967

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I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum I'm the other one. Confused? Lets back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman -- we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. Already theres a lot to take in here: gay mums, twins, solicitors (I know! Believe me, I'm still reeling myself.) Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add gay and non-biological to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately Googling, 'Will my babies love me?' at 3 a.m.

A Tale of Two Brothers

A Tale of Two Brothers
Author: Eveline Hasler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2022-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0735844801

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In this version of the Swiss folktale, two humpback brothers, one good and friendly, the other bad-tempered and lazy, have their lives changed by a trip to their old hut in the mountains.

The Second Kind of Impossible

The Second Kind of Impossible
Author: Paul Steinhardt
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-01-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 147672993X

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*Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize* One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. “A riveting tale of derring-do” (Nature), this book reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure. When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter—one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter “quasicrystal.” The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible. The Second Kind of Impossible captures Steinhardt’s scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture—that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system. Steinhardt’s discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful—and Steinhardt’s firsthand account is “packed with discovery, disappointment, exhilaration, and persistence...This book is a front-row seat to history as it is made” (Nature).

The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy
Author: Janette Sebring Lowrey
Publisher: Golden Books
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0375861297

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One night a puppy,who is always late coming home finds there is no dessert for him. On board pages.