The Book of Bright Ideas

The Book of Bright Ideas Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 9780440336143
Release 2006-05-30
Pages 320
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sandra Kring's A Life of Bright Ideas. Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn “Button” Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from the moment she sees them, Button knows this will be a summer unlike any other. Much to her mother’s dismay, Button is fascinated by the Malone sisters, especially Winnalee, a feisty scrap of a thing who carries around a shiny silver urn containing her mother’s ashes and a tome she calls “The Book of Bright Ideas.” It is here, Winnalee tells Button, that she records everything she learns: her answers to the mysteries of life. But sometimes those mysteries conceal a truth better left buried. And when a devastating secret is suddenly revealed, dividing loyalties and uprooting lives, no one–from Winnalee and her sister to Button and her family–will ever be the same.



The Book of Bright Ideas

The Book of Bright Ideas Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 9780385338165
Release 2009
Pages 370
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A powerful, poignant novel of family, friendship, and a summer that will change lives forever.-- book cover.



The Book of Bright Ideas

The Book of Bright Ideas Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 0385338147
Release 2006
Pages 310
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Over the course of the summer of 1961, nine-year-old Evelyn "Button" Peters finds her life transformed by the arrival of Winnalee Malone, an imaginative young girl, and her free-spirited, fiery sister, Freeda. By the author of Carry Me Home. Original. 17,500 first printing.



A Life of Bright Ideas

A Life of Bright Ideas Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 9780553908022
Release 2012-02-07
Pages 448
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A secret tore best friends Evelyn “Button” Peters and Winnalee Malone apart. Now, nearly a decade later, a secret brings them back together. Nine years ago Button and Winnalee began recording observations in their Book of Bright Ideas, a tome they believed would solve the mystery of how to live a mistake-free life. Now it’s 1970, a time of peace, love, war, and personal heartbreak. Button’s mother is dead and her grieving father has all but abandoned his children. Quiet, thoughtful Button has traded college for a sewing job in her mother’s bridal shop to help her Aunt Verdella raise her whirlwind six-year-old brother. In Button’s free time, she writes letters to the boy she loved from afar through high school, hoping he will come to love her as more than a friend. Then, like that magical Wisconsin summer of ’61, Button is greeted with the wild, gusty arrival of Winnalee. Now a beautiful flower child, Winnalee is everything Button is not. She’s been to Woodstock and enjoys “free love,” but their steadfast bond of friendship is tested as Button begins to notice the cracks in Winnalee’s carefree façade. And then Winnalee’s mother arrives with a surprise that Button never sees coming, and the fiery determination to put things right in both families once and for all. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com From the Trade Paperback edition.



Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Author Matthew Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781501116865
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 336
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Goodreads Debut Author of the Month and an Indie Next Pick! “Sullivan’s debut is a page-turner featuring a heroine bookseller who solves a cold case with clues from books—what is not to love?” —Nina George, author of The Little French Bistro, and the New York Times bestselling The Little Paris Bookshop When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore’s upper room, Lydia’s life comes unglued. Always Joey’s favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey’s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia’s life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left. Bedazzling, addictive, and wildly clever, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu and will keep you guessing until the very last page.​



101 Bright Ideas

101 Bright Ideas Author
ISBN-10 0201895293
Release 1996-10-01
Pages 146
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Beginning - Advanced. Bright Ideas is a compilation of 101 motivating activities for upper elementary and secondary ESL/Bilingual students. Each useful activity is classified according to skill level, objective, function/grammar, and ESL theme to allow for flexibility in selecting activities to accommodate students' needs. Activities are grouped into five units and include detailed instructions to teachers.



The Day Glo Brothers

The Day Glo Brothers Author Chris Barton
ISBN-10 9781607343707
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 44
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A discovery that made the world a brighter place! Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving. When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity?Day-Glo. This cover reproduction is not printed with Day-Glo colors. The actual book, however, is printed using three Day-Glo colors: Saturn Yellow, Fire Orange, and Signal Green.



Running for Water and Sky

Running for Water and Sky Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 9781940716923
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 288
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They say that right before you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. But what they don’t say is that the same thing can happen when your soul mate is dying. After spending most of her 17 years being shuffled between families that don’t want her, Bless Adler has no intention of opening her heart to anyone. And then she falls in love with Liam Reid. The closer Bless lets Liam get, the more fearful she becomes. Then her new friend, Maylee, convinces her to go see a local psychic—and the woman’s glimpse into the future is anything but reassuring: Bless’s absent father, drunk and bitter. A frantic crowd gathered at the beach. Liam lying in a pool of blood, a gun at his side. Now Bless has 14 blocks to reach Liam on the shores of Lake Michigan. If he’s still alive, she’ll beg for him to fight for his life. If he’s not, she’ll say good-bye to the first person who made her want to fight for her own. Edgy, intense, and emotional, Running for Water and Sky is a story of the elation and angst that comes with love, and the challenge of learning to trust when betrayal is all you’ve ever known.



Carry Me Home

Carry Me Home Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 0440335248
Release 2004-12-28
Pages 288
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The love of family. The heartbreak of war. The triumph of coming home. 1940. Rural Wisconsin. Sixteen-year-old Earl “Earwig” Gunderman is not like other boys his age. Fiercely protected by his older brother, Earwig sees his town and the world around him through the prism of his own unique understanding. He sees his mother’s sadness and his father’s growing solitude. He sees his brother, Jimmy, falling in love with the most beautiful girl in town. And while Earwig is unable to make change for customers at his family’s store, he is singularly well suited to understand what other people in his town cannot: that life as they know it is about to change; the coming war will touch them all. For Jimmy will enlist in the military. And Earwig will watch his parents’ marriage buckle under the strain of a family secret. And when Jimmy returns–a fractured shadow of his former self–it is Earwig’s turn to care for him. His struggles to right the wrongs visited upon his revered older brother by war, women, and life are at once heartwarming and riotously funny. Their family and town irrevocably altered, Earwig and Jimmy fight to find their own places in a world changed forever. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Inventors and Their Bright Ideas

Inventors and Their Bright Ideas Author Mike Goldsmith
ISBN-10 1407111760
Release 2010
Pages 207
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Even though they're dead, the great inventors in this book are still full of surprises! Everybody thinks that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and that John Logie Baird's TV took the world by storm. But in this Horribly Famous title, readers will discover that Edison didn't invent the first light bulb (although he invented a thousand other things) and that Baird's TV was useless.



How High the Moon

How High the Moon Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 0553907581
Release 2010-04-06
Pages 368
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In this tender novel set in 1955 Mill Town, Wisconsin, Sandra Kring explores the complicated bond between mothers and daughters, the pressure to conform, and the meaning of friendship and family. Ten-year-old Isabella “Teaspoon” Marlene has been a handful ever since her mother, Catty, dumped her with an old boyfriend and ran off to Hollywood. Teaspoon fights, fibs, never stops singing, and is as unpredictable and fearless as a puppy off its leash. Still, Teddy Favors, a man who has taken his share of kicks, is determined to raise her right. Teaspoon wants to be better for Teddy—even if that means agreeing to take part in a do-gooder mentorship program and being paired up with Brenda Bloom, the beautiful reigning Sweetheart of Mill Town. Against all odds, as the summer passes, this unlikely duo discover a special friendship as they face personal challenges, determined to follow their hearts instead of convention. It’s while Brenda and Teaspoon are putting together the grandest show the Starlight Theater has ever seen that Catty returns to Mill Town, shattering illusions and testing loyalties. But by the final curtain call, one determined little girl shows an entire town the healing that can happen when you let your heart take center stage. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Bright Ideas for Young Women Leaders

Bright Ideas for Young Women Leaders Author Trina Boice
ISBN-10 193289859X
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 243
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Provides wonderful ideas on all aspects of the Young Women program. Includes: structuring personal progress, implementing the young women values, organizing girls camp, planning new beginnings and young women in excellence, providing leadership instruction, increasing parental support, seasonal celebrations, ideas for youth conference, etc.



All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places Author Jennifer Niven
ISBN-10 9780385755900
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 416
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"A do not miss for fans of Eleanor and Park and The Fault in Our Stars, and basically anyone who can breathe."--Justine Magazine A New York Times bestseller Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning! A 2016 Zoella Book Club Pick! Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Gayle Forman, Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven. “At the heart—a big one—of “All the Bright Places” lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers.” — New York Times Book Review “…this heartbreaking love story about two funny, fragile, and wildly damaged high school kids named Violet and Finch is worth reading. Niven is a skillful storyteller who never patronizes her characters—or her audience.” — Entertainment Weekly From the Hardcover edition.



The Bright Idea Box

The Bright Idea Box Author Jag Randhawa
ISBN-10 1938686810
Release 2014-01
Pages 276
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What do Toyota and Google have in common? An all-inclusive "culture of innovation," in which every employee is responsible for coming up with ideas to make the company more successful. Do you want your employees to be responsible for innovation as well? Do you believe that is possible? It absolutely is possible, and in The Bright Idea Box, technology executive and corporate consultant, Jag Randhawa, will show you how. The Bright Idea Box introduces a six-step formula for creating a bottom-up innovation program. By reading this book, you will discover how introducing the Bright Idea Box program to your employees will: encourage employees to generate ideas that add value to the company and customers tap into employees' inner desires to do meaningful work, be part of something bigger, and be appreciated for their efforts increase employee engagement, productivity, efficiencies, and customer satisfaction create a stunning and lasting impact on your business performance Begin to make it happen by reading The Bright Idea Box"



Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand

Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand Author James Vollbracht
ISBN-10 9781101199954
Release 2001-06-01
Pages 192
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Children's lives today are complex, stressful, and dangerous. Kids are overscheduled, come home to empty houses and neighborhoods where they don't know a soul, and in school, face violence-all too often from their peers. In Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand, James Vollbracht provides a blueprint for transforming our unstable and disconnected culture into a healthier, supportive one. Vollbracht bases his approach on six overlapping circles of community-our personal circle, families, neighborhoods, larger communities, business worlds, and elders-and outlines simple actions within each circle that will help rescue our kids. Through a rich blend of heartwarming anecdotes and creative, practical strategies, Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand affirms the age-old wisdom that the power and responsibility to heal our communities rest in our own hands.



Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures Author Martin Brookes
ISBN-10 0747566666
Release 2004
Pages 298
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A lively and unorthodox biography of one of the Victorian age's most eccentric and prolific scientific minds.



Bright Ideas Neon Colored Pencils

Bright Ideas Neon Colored Pencils Author Chronicle Books
ISBN-10 1452154783
Release 2016-04-19
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These vibrant colored pencils are sure to unleash the imagination of any coloring book fan. This set contains 10 stylishly designed pencils perfect for adding pizzazz to any creative project.