Feeling his age, as his birthday rolls round once again, Inspector Montalbano decides to cheer himself up by dealing with a young driver's road rage in his own unique way.But his joy is short-lived, as at police headquarters he receives an angry phone call from a supermarket boss; there's been a robbery at his store and Montalbano's colleague is treating him as a suspect. On arrival at the scene, Montalbano quickly agrees with Inspector Augello that this was no ordinary break-in, but with the supermarket's infamous links to the Mafia creating problems at every turn, this isn't going to be an easy case for the inspector to solve.And to add to the inspector's burden, the young driver he made an enemy of earlier has returned to police headquarters to report a shocking crime . . .
You know Jughead as Archie's loyal sidekick, but wait until you see the trouble he can get up to on his own! Cheer as Jug matches wits with Archie's rival Reggie, gasp as he tests nutty experiments with his Uncle Herman, and marvel as he eats dozens upon dozens of burgers and shakes! With twice the mischief, twice the pranks, and twenty times the food, Jughead Archives takes you to the weirder side of Riverdale, in this uproarious volume illustrated by beloved Archie artists Samm Schwartz and George Frese! Collecting Archie's Pal Jughead #1-#8!
Cara is very sad when she breaks her leg and can't join her best friends on their summer holiday. To cheer her up, Mum takes her to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where they meet Stella, the gorgeous and gentle Staffordshire bull terrier puppy. Stella goes everywhere with Cara - including to a birthday party in a park! But one day she bounds onto a bus and is carried away before Cara can join her. Will Cara ever be reunited with her runaway puppy? Contains LOADS of information about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - including how to adopt your very own dog or cat, dos and don'ts of looking after them, and fun pet-themed puzzles! Featuring a photo and fact-file of a real-life dog from Battersea!
THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest. SHORTLISTED FOR THE SMARTIES PRIZE AND THE CARNEGIE MEDAL THE BED AND BREAKFAST STAR I'm Elsa, and I'm hoping to be a big star one day. I tell jokes all the time to try and cheer my family up. Trouble is, no-one seems to laugh much any more. Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel . . . WINNER OF THE YOUNG TELEGRAPH FULLY BOOKED AWARD
Nell Sullivan has always been known as "Miss Five-Year Plan". But when she finds herself jobless and newly single on the same day Nell decides it is time to stop planning and start taking chances. Nell blows her redundancy chegue on a trip of a lifetime to a place where anything's possible - San Francisco. There she meets a host of colourful characters, including the intriguing and gorgeous Max Rossi. Very soon the city begins to feel like Nell's second home. But when it's time to return to London, will she leave the "new Nell" behind? And can the magic of San Francisco continue to sparkle thousands of miles away? Heart-warming and romantic, TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW will make you laugh, cry and cheer Nell on from start to finish.
M.J. Holliday, her boyfriend Heath and her best friend Gilley are getting back to their roots. They're visiting M.J.'s father in the small town of Valdosta, Georgia where she and Gilley grew up. It's been years since M.J.'s seen her dad--and he's a changed man. Changed for the better. She attributes his newfound cheer to his fiance, Christine. But Christine is also in a spot of trouble.... Fairly new to the small city of Valdosta, Christine has purchased an old antebellum estate and is in the process of renovating the mansion. But locals claim the place is cursed. And after multiple workmen are sent to the hospital, the current contractor quits. Now M.J. and her pals are going to need to see if spooks are roaming the halls of the old Southern mansion--or if even darker forces are at play....
Pink suit. Moustache. Helicopter. This may not be your ordinary Santa, but it's still a daunting Christmas Eve challenge! There are so many presents to deliver, and so little time. It's a good thing Santa has a plan. He'll just peek into every window and toss in a gift. Done! The trouble is, Santa is moving much too quickly to see who really lives in each house. With interactive cut-outs throughout, readers will delight in following Santa's lightning-speed Christmas antics as they discover the true (and hilarious) identities of the gifts' recipients! From the beloved and bestselling Taro Gomi, here is Christmas cheer for all!
It's a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul's College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lewis, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests arrive ... and carnage ensues. They are ex-students of Soul's College, and they are all completely demented. They demand bottle after bottle of wine, flinging their cutlery and howling like banshees until ... silence. The Dean of Soul's College has arrived, and the evening's ceremonies must begin.For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas. Each member must try to outdo the others by telling the most terrible, disgusting story they know.A spooky, shocking, bloodthirsty alternative to festive cheer that will appeal to, fascinate and delight young readers.
This XIAOMI Mouse Pad is big enough to put your keyboard and mouse on it. Big size will tidy your desk and bright color will cheer you up. Original XiaoMi XL Mouse Pad Office Daily Supplies Computer Rubber Mat XIAOMI Mouse Pad XL Mat Brighten up your workspace and for your daily use. Soft fabric surface design, offering better using experience. Made of rubber material to ensure for great elasticity and distortion-proof. Non-slip back is perfect for controlling over positioning of the mouse cursor. XL size brings you fantastic experience. Simple style with meaning words. High quality drawstring package bag. Specifications Name XIAOMI Mouse Pad XL Mat Brand XIAOMI Material Rubber Color Black, Blue Product weight 300g Product Size 80L x 40W x 0.30H cm Package Contents 1 x XIAOMI Mouse Pad
When Bonnie's dad gets a new job and they have to move to the other side of London just before Christmas, Bonnie is devastated. She must leave all her friends behind and she worries that Christmas in an unfamiliar place with just her parents for company is going to feel very strange. To bring her some festive cheer, Mum and Dad take her to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where she meets Belle, the gorgeous Dalmatian puppy. With her big eyes that twinkle brighter than the lights on a Christmas tree, Bonnie knows she's the perfect dog for her! She meets a girl in reception who has just picked a tiny white kitten called Sparkle - and discovers that they live next door to each other. A puppy AND a new best friend - have all her Christmas wishes come true?
When Mandy Helmuth hears that her best friend Kristina's heart has been broken, she decides to visit her grandparents and cheer her up. Mandy never liked Noah Mischler anyway, with his rough exterior and outspoken ways. Unfortunately, she can't avoid him--especially after he saves her life... If he weren't helping Felty with home repairs, Noah would be more than happy to stay away from uppity Mandy Helmuth. Of course, then he wouldn't have been able to rescue her--and she wouldn't have had the chance to discover the real Noah beneath the tough persona--the one she falls in love with...
Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Katie Morag is back again! Whether she is getting excited about the new pier, trying to cheer up Grannie Island in time for Granma Mainland's big day, singing naughty songs at the Grand Concert or solving riddles to get back in everyone's good books, Katie Morag is always up to something! This beautiful gift book brings together four more exciting Katie Morag adventures, and is a perfect companion volume to Katie Morag's Island Stories.
Pellegrino Artusi is the original icon of Italian cookery, whose legendary 1891 book Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well defined its national cuisine and is still a bestseller today. He was also a passionate gastronome, renowned host and brilliant raconteur, who filled his books with tasty recipes and rumbustious anecdotes. From an unfortunate incident regarding Minestrone in Livorno and a proud defence of the humble meat loaf, to digressions on the unusual history of ice-cream, the side-effects of cabbage and the Florentines? weak constitutions, these writings brim with gossip, good cheer and an inexhaustible zest for life.
Julia is infuriated by her grumpy neighbour, Cain, who can’t even be pleasant when they bump into each other.So on the suggestion of her best friend, Cammie, Julia concocts a plan. She starts a blog in order to clinch her perfect job, and now she has a subject. Over the next twelve days, she is going to kill Cain with kindness - and Christmas cheer - and document it for all to read about.But as the experiment goes on, Julia realises she underestimated the effect it would have on Cain, and on their relationship, and things take an unexpected turn…
Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents is not your typical boarding school. Students arrive in boxes, birthday cake is served for breakfast, and two multitalented corgis assist the wonderfully peculiar headmistress. Having learned to Find Their Way during the summer term, Ms. Rapscott's pupils must now make it to The Top. But the semester is not off to an auspicious start. First, one of the girls is shipped straight to The Top (without having to start at The Bottom.) Then, the headmaster of the Mount Everbest Academy for Boys of Busy Parents becomes Very Busy himself and starts misplacing students left and right! Luckily, Ms. Rapscott knows that learning to fail is the secret to Going Far in Life. This sequel to Ms. Rapscott's Girls is full of warm-hearted lessons, spirited adventure, and good cheer.