A Boy Made of Blocks

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ISBN: 9780751563269
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Number of pages: 400
Author: Keith Stuart
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online A Boy Made of Blocks in PDF and EPUB ***THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 BESTSELLER*** The number one Amazon bestseller A Boy Made of Blocks is a moving, funny and heartwarming story of family and love inspired by the author's own experiences with his son, the perfect latest obsession for fans of The Rosie Project, David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes. 'Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart. Readers who enjoyed The Rosie Project will love A Boy Made of Blocks - I did' Graeme Simsion A father who rediscovers love Alex loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. He needs a reason to grab his future with both hands. A son who shows him how to live Meet eight-year-old Sam: beautiful, surprising - and different. To him the world is a frightening mystery. But as his imagination comes to life, his family will be changed . . . for good. 'One of those wonderful books that makes you laugh and cry at the same time' Good Housekeeping 'Very funny, incredibly poignant and full of insight. Awesome.' Jenny Colgan 'Heartwarming' The Unmumsy Mum 'A wonderful, warm, insightful novel about family, friendship and love' Daily Mail 'A great plot, with a rare sense of honesty' Guardian 'A truly beautiful story' Heat 'A heartwarming and wise story' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love


A Boy Made of Blocks

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ISBN: 9781250111609
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 400
Author: Keith Stuart
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online A Boy Made of Blocks in PDF and EPUB Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point. So Alex moves in with his merrily irresponsible best friend on the world’s most uncomfortable blow-up bed. As Alex navigates single life, long-buried family secrets, and part-time fatherhood, his son begins playing Minecraft. Sam’s imagination blossoms and the game opens up a whole new world for father and son to share. Together, they discover that sometimes life must fall apart before you can build a better one. Inspired by Keith Stuart’s own relationship with his autistic son, A Boy Made of Blocks is a tear-jerking, funny, and, most of all, true-to-life novel about the power of difference and one very special little boy.


A Boy Made of Blocks

Filename: a-boy-made-of-blocks.pdf
ISBN: 9781250111593
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 400
Author: Keith Stuart
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online A Boy Made of Blocks in PDF and EPUB Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point. So Alex moves in with his merrily irresponsible best friend on the world’s most uncomfortable blow-up bed. As Alex navigates single life, long-buried family secrets, and part-time fatherhood, his son begins playing Minecraft. Sam’s imagination blossoms and the game opens up a whole new world for father and son to share. Together, they discover that sometimes life must fall apart before you can build a better one. Inspired by Keith Stuart’s own relationship with his autistic son, A Boy Made of Blocks is a tear-jerking, funny, and, most of all, true-to-life novel about the power of difference and one very special little boy.


Shtum

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ISBN: 9781409162995
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jem Lester
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Shtum in PDF and EPUB 'WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, MAKE YOU CRY, AND MAKE YOU THINK' Graeme Simsion Inspired by the author's experiences with his own son, SHTUM is a novel about three generations of a family learning to get along. Not to be missed by readers who loved JoJo Moyes and David Nicholls. 'Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking' Woman & Home Ten-year-old Jonah lives in a world of his own. He likes colours and feathers and the feel of fresh air on his skin. He dislikes sudden loud noises and any change to his daily routine. Jonah has never spoken, yet somehow he communicates better than all of the adults in his life. 'Fiercely funny ... an unforgettable first novel' The Times 'A book with true heart and soul' Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP What readers are saying about this heartwarming book from Jem Lester: 'This book has gone onto my all-time favourite list' 'This is a book that will stay with me for a very long time.' 'I cried my heart out.' 'A gripping and emotional story.' 'Brilliant humour.'


365 Foundation Quilt Blocks

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ISBN: 1402723156
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 352
Author: Linda Causee
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Download and read online 365 Foundation Quilt Blocks in PDF and EPUB Contains patterns for 365 foundation-pieced blocks for quilting, covering a variety of themes, including seasonal motifs, holidays, special occasions, and classic designs.


The Forgetting Time

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ISBN: 9781250076434
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Number of pages: 304
Author: Sharon Guskin
Publisher: Flatiron Books

Download and read online The Forgetting Time in PDF and EPUB “What if what you did mattered more because life happened again and again, consequences unfolding across decades and continents?...A relentlessly paced page-turner and a profound meditation on the meaning of life.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Train What happens to us after we die? What happens before we are born? At once a riveting mystery and a testament to the profound connection between a child and parent, The Forgetting Time will lead you to reevaluate everything you believe... What would you do if your four-year-old son claimed he had lived another life and that he wants to go back to it? That he wants his other mother? Single mom Janie is trying to figure out what is going on with her beloved son Noah. Noah has never been ordinary. He loves to make up stories, and he is constantly surprising her with random trivia someone his age has no right knowing. She always chalked it up to the fact that Noah was precocious—mature beyond his years. But Noah’s eccentricities are starting to become worrisome. One afternoon, Noah’s preschool teacher calls Janie: Noah has been talking about shooting guns and being held under water until he can’t breathe. Suddenly, Janie can’t pretend anymore. The school orders him to get a psychiatric evaluation. And life as she knows it stops for herself and her darling boy. For Jerome Anderson, life as he knows it has already stopped. Diagnosed with aphasia, his first thought as he approaches the end of his life is, I’m not finished yet. Once an academic star, a graduate of Yale and Harvard, a professor of psychology, he threw everything away to pursue an obsession: the stories of children who remembered past lives. Anderson became the laughing stock of his peers, but he never stopped believing that there was something beyond what anyone could see or comprehend. He spent his life searching for a case that would finally prove it. And with Noah, he thinks he may have found it. Soon, Noah, Janie, and Anderson will find themselves knocking on the door of a mother whose son has been missing for eight years. When that door opens, all of their questions will be answered. Gorgeously written and fearlessly provocative, Sharon Guskin’s debut explores the lengths we will go for our children. It examines what we regret in the end of our lives and hope for in the beginning, and everything in between.


Calling Major Tom

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ISBN: 9781409168140
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Number of pages: 304
Author: David M. Barnett
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Calling Major Tom in PDF and EPUB 'I adored this book!' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things. A gorgeous, laugh-out-loud story of friendship, family and forgiveness. The perfect book club read for fans of A Man Called Ove, A Boy Made of Blocks and The Rosie Project. A man who has given up on the world. A family who show him how to live. Forty-something Thomas is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems. But beneath his grumpy exterior lies a story and a sadness that is familiar to us all. And he's about to encounter a family who will change his view of the world... for good. 'An unashamedly feel-good story.' Miranda Dickinson 'Sheer joy.' Lucy Diamond 'A much-needed antidote for these worrying times.' Julie Cohen 'A moving, funny, absorbing hot chocolate of a story.' Daniela Sacerdoti 'Exactly what everyone needs right now.' Rachael Lucas WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CALLING MAJOR TOM 'A delightfully quirky book!' 'Brilliant!' 'Wonderful and life affirming' 'Totally unforgettable'


The Reason I Jump one boy s voice from the silence of autism

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ISBN: 9781444776768
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Naoki Higashida
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Reason I Jump one boy s voice from the silence of autism in PDF and EPUB The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding. David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective. The book also features eleven original illustrations, inspired by Naoki's words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny.


Some Day I ll Find You

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ISBN: 9781471112645
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Number of pages: 416
Author: Richard Madeley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Some Day I ll Find You in PDF and EPUB Richard Madeley's first novel plays beautifully into the heart of commercial fiction, a love story with intrigue and betrayal at its core James Blackwell is sexy and handsome and a fighter pilot - every girl's dream partner. At least that is what Diana Arnold thinks when her brother first introduces them. Before long they are in love and marry hastily just as war is declared. Then fate delivers what is the first of its cruel twists: James, the day of their wedding, is shot down over Northern France and killed. Diana is left not only a widow but pregnant with their child. Ten years later, contentedly remarried, Diana finds herself in the south of France, sitting one morning in a sunny village square. A taxi draws up and she hears the voice of a man speaking English - the unmistakable voice of someone who will set out to torment her and blackmail her and from whom there can be only one means of escape... 'Immaculate storytelling, pacy and beautifully written' Sadie Jones 'A beautifully told tale... Madeley is a lively and engaging storyteller. We can't praise this novel highly enough' Bella


Block Play

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ISBN: 0876592531
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 176
Author: Sharon MacDonald
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

Download and read online Block Play in PDF and EPUB Experience the joy of learning math, science, language skills and more with blocks.


Building Faith Block By Block

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ISBN: 9780736970853
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Michael Ross
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Download and read online Building Faith Block By Block in PDF and EPUB Improve Your Game, Build Your Faith Decisions, decisions. In both the virtual world and the real world, you have to make a bunch of choices. Mess up in the virtual world of Minecraft and you can always start over. But in the real world, where the decisions you make have real consequences, both good and bad, it's not that simple. Where can you go for help? Is there a gamer's guide for living? Yes, it's called the Bible—and God created it to help you win! Join gamer Dragee90 as he shares daily devotions packed with secrets to success in two key areas of your life: Gameplay—Learn A-to-Z tips and tricks for virtual world-building and secrets and online survival in the game of Minecraft. Real Life—Dragee90 reveals some of his own daily struggles and gives you powerful Scripture verses from the Bible you can use to overcome life's biggest obstacles. Building faith block by block is easy when you start with the right foundation!


We Are All Made of Stars

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ISBN: 9781448175130
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Number of pages: 432
Author: Rowan Coleman
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online We Are All Made of Stars in PDF and EPUB From the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOOK, WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS is 'tender, poignant, hopeful' Sunday Mirror. 'A bittersweet story about love and letting go, you'll remember these wonderfully affecting and very human characters long after you''ve turned the last page' Sunday Express Stella Carey exists in a world of night. Married to an ex-soldier, she leaves the house every evening as Vincent locks himself away, along with the scars and the secrets he carries. During her nursing shifts, Stella writes letters for her patients to their loved ones - some full of humour, love and practical advice, others steeped in regret or pain – and promises to post these messages after their deaths. Until one night Stella writes the letter that could give her patient one last chance at redemption, if she delivers it in time...


Mad Girl

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ISBN: 9781472232076
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Number of pages: 320
Author: Bryony Gordon
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Mad Girl in PDF and EPUB THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK A new Sunday Times bestseller from Bryony Gordon, Telegraph columnist and author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers. For readers who enjoyed Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive and Ruby Wax's Sane New World, Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness. 'I loved it. A brilliant fast and funny and frank look at something that absolutely needs to be talked about in this way' Matt Haig Bryony Gordon has OCD. It's the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn't repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It's caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty. A hugely successful columnist for the Telegraph, a bestselling author, and a happily married mother of an adorable daughter, Bryony has managed to laugh and live well while simultaneously grappling with her illness. Now it's time for her to speak out. Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can. Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness.


An Invisible Thread

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ISBN: 145164292X
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Laura Schroff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online An Invisible Thread in PDF and EPUB An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be. An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.


The Kicking the Bucket List

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ISBN: 000820067X
Release Date: 2017-03
Number of pages: 400
Author: Cathy Hopkins
Publisher: Harper

Download and read online The Kicking the Bucket List in PDF and EPUB Mum always knows best... The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French. Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's 'bucket list'. But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris's bucket list was about so much more than money...