"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work"--
What happens when teasing goes too far? This classic middle grade novel from Judy Blume addresses the timeless topic of bullying and has a fresh new look.
“Blubber is a good name for her,” the note from Caroline said about Linda. Jill crumpled it up and left it on the corner of her school desk. She didn’t want to think about Linda or her dumb report on whales just then. Jill wanted to think about Halloween.
But Robby grabbed the note and before Linda stopped talking it had gone halfway around the room. There was something about Linda that made a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they could go…but nobody, Jill least of all, expected the fun to end where it did.
In an honest exploration of childhood bullying, this story is told from the perspective of the bully. While she's not the worst in her class, Jill still participates in bullying Linda, and it takes a drastic turn of events for Jill to understand the consequences of her actions. Written in Judy Blume's celebrated candid style, Blubber is a story of bullying, self-discovery, and what makes a true friendship.
C++ 11 delivered strong support for multithreaded applications, and the subsequent C++14 and 17 updates have built on this baseline. C++ has better options for concurrency than ever before, which means it's an incredibly powerful option for multicore and parallel applications.
This bestseller has been updated and revised to cover all the latest changes to C++ 14 and 17! C++ Concurrency in Action, Second Edition teaches readers everything they need to write robust and elegant multithreaded applications in C++17. Along the way, they'll learn how to navigate the trickier bits of programming for concurrency while avoiding the common pitfalls.
"Ooh la la! Nikki Maxwell and her band are on their way to Paris, but they run into some roadblocks on the way--and Nikki's French skills may not be as reliable as she hoped! Can she get them moving again in time to reach their destination?"--
Named one of the Best Books of 2021 by Oprah Daily, Glamour, Shondaland, BuzzFeed, and more!
A hilarious and whip-smart collection of essays, offering an intimate look at bisexuality, gender, and, of course, sex. Perfect for fans of Lindy West, Samantha Irby, and Rebecca Solnit—and anyone who wants, and deserves, to be seen.
If Jen Winston knows one thing for sure, it’s that she’s bisexual. Or wait—maybe she isn’t? Actually, she definitely is. Unless…she’s not?
Jen’s provocative, laugh-out-loud debut takes us inside her journey of self-discovery, leading us through stories of a childhood “girl crush,” an onerous quest to have a threesome, and an enduring fear of being bad at sex. Greedy follows Jen’s attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be “queer enough,” and how to overcome bi stereotypes when you’re the posterchild for all of them: greedy, slutty, and constantly confused.
With her clever voice and clear-eyed insight, Jen draws on personal experiences with sexism and biphobia to understand how we all can and must do better. She sheds light on the reasons women, queer people, and other marginalized groups tend to make ourselves smaller, provoking the question: What would happen if we suddenly stopped?
Greedy shows us that being bisexual is about so much more than who you’re sleeping with—it’s about finding stability in a state of flux and defining yourself on your own terms. This book inspires us to rethink the world as we know it, reminding us that Greedy was a superpower all along.
Shoyo Hinata is out to prove that in volleyball you don't need to be tall to fly!
"Captain Shane Schofi eld and his elite team of marines is about to discover . . ."There is no hell like a man-made one.It is an island that doesn't appear on any maps. A secret location where the government conducts classified experiments. Experiments that have gone terribly wrong. . . . When all contact with the mysterious island is suddenly and inexplicably lost, Captain Shane Schofi eld and four crack Special Forces units parachute in. Nothing prepares them for what they fi nd--the island is a testing ground for a deadly breed of genetically enhanced supersoldiers. You could say they've just entered hell, but this place is much, much worse. . . .
If you think GÇ£ModernGÇ¥ and GÇ£CGÇ¥ donGÇÖt belong in the same sentence, think again. The C standards committee actively reviews and extends the language, with updated published C standards as recently as 2018. In Modern C, author Jens Gustedt teaches you the skills and features you need to write relevant programs in this tried-and-true language, including Linux and Windows, device drivers, web servers and browsers, smartphones, and much more!
Modern C teaches you to take your C programming skills to new heights, whether youGÇÖre just starting out with C or have more extensive experience. Organized by level, this comprehensive guide lets you jump in where it suits you best while still reaping the maximum benefits.
For more than four decades, C has proved its usefulness and staying power for everything from massive systems for mainframes, satellites, and internet browsers to tiny embedded systems in vending machines, credit card readers, and alarm clocks. Today youGÇÖll find lightning-fast, elegant C programs running in smartphone kernels, databases, 3D movies, video games, and scores of other modern applications.
For programmers comfortable writing simple programs in a language like Java, Python, Ruby, C#, C++, or C.
Jens Gustedt has been a senior scientist at the French National Institute for Computer Science and Control (INRIA) since 1998, working in areas including algorithms, scientific experimentation, models for coarse-grained parallelism, and distributed locking. Currently, heGÇÖs conducting the Modular C project, which has given rise to libraries such as arbogast and EiLck.
Create memories and embark on the journey of knot tying together. Learn how to tie knots you can use in fishing, camping, ranching, farming, and more.
What is more memorable than a child first learning to tie his shoes? Or wrapping his first Christmas presents? Knots aren't easy to learn, but they are very helpful—whether you are five years old, ten years old, or even fifty years old. Here is a children's picture book that will help parent and child learn together by simplifying the craft and bringing the reader into the world of knots through beautiful, detailed illustrations. My First Book of Knots is a landmark gift that will impact children (and craft-loving adults) with hours of fun and a lifetime of skills.
You'll learn how Santa Claus ties up his sack full of presents and how to tie a knot that will make it easy to carry heavy objects. Every step of each knot is drawn out for you and includes clearly written instructions. After you read this book, you can save the day with a square knot and wow your friends with a double figure eight bend.
Easy to read, fun to see, and filled with amazing things, kids (even reluctant readers) will love Ripley Readers! With Nitro Circus Scooter!, kids aren't only learning to read, they're learning cool facts about the sport of scootering.
Scooters are so much fun! And so is learning how the athletes at Nitro Circus ride, jump, and spin their scooters. Strap on your helmet and prepare to read about some amazing tricks, the professional gear, and the" you got this" attitude of scootering at Nitro Circus!
Ripley Level 2 Readers are perfect for kids who know their sight words and are learning to sound out new words.
From the editors of Ripley's Believe It or Not! comes Ripley Readers. Designed to help kids build their reading skills and confidence at any level, this program offers a variety of fun, entertaining, and unbelievable topics to interest even the most reluctant readers. With stories and information that will spark their curiosity, each book will motivate them to start and keep reading.
Each title is certified by and includes the Lexile measure, ensuring that the content is appropriate for each level and allowing those just beginning to read, as well as those starting to advance to chapter books, to have just the right reading content.
Level 1 Sounding It Out (Pre-K-Kindergarten)-For kids who know their alphabet and are starting to sound out words.
Level 2 Reading with Help (Pre-K-Grade 1)-For kids that know sight words and are learning to sound out new words.
Level 3 Independent Reading (Grades 1-3)-For kids that are beginning to read on their own.
Level 4 Chapters (Grades 2-4)-For confident readers who enjoy a mixture of images and story.
From the internationally bestselling author, the fourth novel in the thrilling Scarecrow series featuring ?some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thriller in a long time...and a little bit of conspiracy" (Chicago Tribune).
From the internationally bestselling author, the fourth novel in the thrilling Scarecrow series featuring ?some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thriller in a long time" (Chicago Tribune).
A Cold War doomsday device hidden deep in the Arctic.
A mysterious terrorist group about to unleash havoc upon an unsuspecting world. Only one team close enough to sabotage them.
Captain Shane Schofield, call sign ?Scarecrow,? and his ragtag band of Marines and civilians are outnumbered and outgunned. But with only a few short hours till Armageddon, Scarecrow and his soldiers bravely undertake an edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle adventure to save the Earth from total annihilation.
Featuring family-friendly "simple to make and magnificently delicious" (Mario Batali) recipes and stunning photography, a practical cookbook from New York Times bestselling author, beloved actor, and respected foodie Stanley Tucci.
Stanley Tucci's association with wonderful foods began for fans with the movie Big Night and resonated in his role as Julia Child's husband in Julie & Julia. But well before these films, he was enjoying innovative homemade Italian meals throughout his childhood, when family and food were nearly inseparable and cooking was always a familial venture.
Now, in this family-focused cookbook, Tucci captivates food lovers' imaginations with recipes from his traditional Italian roots as well as those of his British wife, Felicity Blunt, tied together with a modern American ribbon. The time-tested recipes include pasta alla bottarga, mushroom-stuffed trout, pork chops with onions and mustard sauce, barbeque chicken wings, and much, much more! Nothing will make you happier to spend time with family than the aroma of a hearty Italian dish sizzling on the stovetop.
Featuring 100 luscious, full-color photographs, The Tucci Table captures the true joys of family cooking. Buon appetito!