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Boy's Life
Robert R. McCammon

Pocket Books, 1991

Cory Mackenson is helping his father on his morning milk round when a car plunges into a lake. Cory's father makes an attempt to save the driver, but on reaching the sinking car comes face-to-face with a man handcuffed to the steering wheel. The author also wrote "Swan Song" and "Stinger".


Lyn Rossiter McFarland

Square Fish, 2006

A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order to get a home When Widget, a little stray dog, stumbles through a flap door into the home of Mrs. Diggs, he sees six cats, six bowls of food, and six warm beds. There's clearly only one thing to do. Confronted by the cats' intense scrutiny, Widget meows, purrs, plays with a toy mouse, and uses the litter box. Having eventually convinced his new family of his felinity, Widget is soon living so happily he ...


Faux Paw: A Bear's Story

Xist Publishing, 2013

Waldon Bear is a little boy who wants to be a bear. “That’s impossible,” says his teacher, Mrs. Hunter.  “Human children grow up to be human adults, not animals!”  But Waldon refuses to listen. Can Waldon make it as a bear in school?  Will Waldon convince the other children and Mrs. Hunter that he’s truly meant to be a bear?  This humorous look at childhood will charm parents and delight young readers.  At its heart, this ...


Penelope the Purple Pirate

Polka Dots Publishing, 2011

"Penelope the Purple Pirate is an enjoyable story of a charming little girl who thinks she's too old for a nap. She decides to go on an adventure with her quirky friends: a dolphin, a sea turtle and an octopus. Penelope's hunt for treasure is full of fun and adventure, and the wonder of exploration. This cute story for young readers touches on independence in an imaginary setting, as the bright illustrations bring the seashore to life." Marilee ...


Pleasure Extraordinaire 3 (PURSUIT), 2014

The dream I thought I was living in turns out to be the worst nightmare of my life. What Michael wants from me is more than posing as his girlfriend but he won’t tell me why he hired me in the first place. I witness ugliness and abuse everywhere I turn. There is only one person who can rescue me from this hell. Zane. But he won’t do it for free. Just like his father, he’s out to take revenge and inflict pain. He holds the key to my ...


Pretending to Love: How to Bluff Your Way to Relationship Bliss!

Ashton Cartwright, 2012

Have YOU Read Pretending to Love? A ridiculously tongue-in-cheek guide to navigating the perils and pitfalls of a modern relationship, Pretending to Love will teach you how to attract the right sort of partner, trick them into liking you, manipulate their feelings to suit your own needs, and then dump them in an appropriate fashion when you get bored and/or hungry. Relationship Advice For Women And Men Q: Is it my parents’ ...


Dick and Jane: We Play and Pretend

Grosset & Dunlap, 2005

These are the real classic readers with cloth-like covers and original illustrations from the 1960s Dick and Jane basic readers. Filled with over 30 stories, these books are for beginning readers, parents, and grandparents alike! Dick, Jane, and Sally are dressed up for a game of make-believe. Spot and Puff are there too. Where will they go after they take a ride in their pretend car?


Benny and Penny in Just Pretend
Geoffrey Hayes

Toon Books, 2008

“[S]weet, delicately colored illustrations have an old-fashioned feel that gives the familiar sibling story a timeless quality…A charmer that will invite repeated readings.” – Booklist (starred review)   How can Benny pretend to be a brave pirate when his pesky little sister, Penny, wants to tag along and is always asking for a hug? He tries to lose her, but when he does, he starts to feel a little lost himself. Penny proves her ...


The Secret of Ages
Robert Collier

Wildside Press, 2008

Robert Collier (1885-1950) was an author of self-help and metaphysical books. "The Secret of the Ages" sold over 300,000 copies during his life. He wrote about the practical psychology of abundance, desire, faith, visualization, confident action, and becoming your best.


Pleasure Extraordinaire 2 (PURSUIT), 2014

I'm pursued by two brothers. Two beautiful, powerful men with dreadful secrets and gloomy pasts. One sets me free, the other tries to trap me. One is the light in the darkness; the other is the darkness itself. Yet they have one common wish in their hearts. Seeing their father destroyed. But, I might be the one getting burned in the end.


Dark Pretense

Theresa Sonoda, 2013

What would happen if a child’s pretend games never ended? Katy played games with her pretend friends when she was a little girl. However, those friends did not disappear as she grew older. Instead, she maintained and nurtured them and her unique world. She also made new imaginary friends with which to act out her maturing games. The imaginary games changed as Katy grew older, becoming darker, sensuous and sometimes lethal. She would go to ...


You Can't Pretend the Truth Away: One woman's story of love, loss & ultimately finding safety in the arms of ...

Outskirts Press, Inc., 2013

There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit inspired this book. The book is an honest account of love gained, love lost, and self-renewal. Honesty was displayed through the writer sharing the good, bad and ugly of a marriage relationship. She shares her tears and her joys. The writer's relationship with God provided an incentive to renew a deeper bond with the Savior. The reader's attention is captured from the opening sentence and held to the very ...


Let's Pretend Al's Auto Workshop
Roger Priddy

Priddy Books, 2009

Ideal for ages 3 and up New series of creative, imaginative play books Press-out characters and play accessories Stickers


Regards To The Man In The Moon (Reading Rainbow Book)
Ezra Jack Keats

Aladdin, 1987

Louie's unhappy because the other kids call his father "the junkman." But his father knows that it's not just junk: "All a person needs is some imagination! And a little of that stuff can take you right out of this world!" So Louie builds the "Imagination I," A spaceship fueled entirely by imagination - and blasts off into an adventure that will dazzle children and adults alike.


Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes
Jenny Clark Brack

Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2004

Jam-packed with creative theme-based group lessons, this resource follows a sensory integrated developmental sequence consisting of seven activities related to the theme. For maximum flexibility, suggestions for adaptation and modification for individual students are included, along with instructions for how to develop additional lessons. The companion DVD, Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Dinosaurs, gives a first-hand view of real children engaged ...


World Leader Pretend
J. Frost

San Val, 2007

With over 100 million players world wide, virtual games are more than just a niche community, it's phenomenon. Now comes the first novel set in the world of virtual gaming World Leader Pretend . Xeres Meticula is a failure.  A casualty of the bust, he now lives in his parents' basement and spends all day on one pursuit, winning The Realm.  Fortunately he's not alone. Joining him in his world is; Gek-Lin, an orphan in Thailand who ...


Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers
Cynthia Rylant

Simon Spotlight, 1999

With his new spy kit and his faithful sidekick Mudge, Henry is ready to look for clues, steal secrets, and flirt with danger. One of the first things Henry and Mudge find is a coded message -- could there be another spy in the neighborhood?


Laurel the Woodfairy
Cassie Kendall

Just Pretend Inc., 1997


You're Mean, Lily Jean!
Frieda Wishinsky

Albert Whitman & Company, 2011

Carly always played with her big sister, Sandy. They played dragons adn knights. They played explorers and pirates. They played mountain climbers and astronauts. Then Lily Jean moved in next door. Carly and Sandy are happy to have a new friend join their games. But Lily Jean changes everything. She decides they'll play house and orders Carly to be the baby. When they play king and queen, she tells Carly to bark--King Lily Jean demands a royal ...



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