A Little Bit Different

A Little Bit Different

A Little Bit Different is a light and fun story depicting the journey from ignorance to acceptance and celebration. Meet the ploofers. The ploofers have been practicing something special that they all want to do at the exact same time--but wait! What's that? One of them does something different! When one little ploofer goes against the usual flow of things, the rest of them turn their backs on him. But all it takes is for one person to recognize the beauty in being different to spark a change in attitude of everyone. With simple, yet striking, illustrations and a cutaway cover design that adds tactile interest, A Little Bit Different is a joyful reading experience for both you and your child, providing the opportunity to spark more meaningful discussions about people's differences and how we accept and value them.

My Little Brother Is a Little Different

An Autism Story

My Little Brother Is a Little Different

My Little Brother Is A Little Different is a short and real life story about the loving interaction between a big sister and her little brother who has autism. Whether you know someone who has autism or not, this book will surely charm you!

Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora

Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora

This book brings together a number of empirical studies that use corpora to study discourse patterns in speech and writing. It explores new trends in the area of text and discourse characterized by the alliance between text linguistics and areas such as corpus linguistics, genre analysis, literary stylistics and cross-linguistic studies. The contributions to the volume show how established corpora can be used to ask a number of new questions about the interface between speech and writing, the relation between grammar and discourse, academic discourse, cohesive markers, stylistic devices such as metaphor, deixis and non-verbal communication. The corpora used for text-analysis can also be tailor-made for the study of particular genres such as journal article abstracts, lectures, e-mailing list messages, headlines and titles. A recent development is to bring in contrastive data from bilingual corpora to show what is language-specific in the organization of the text.

Something a Little Different

Something a Little Different

Something a Little Different is a story about differences, values and courage. Jonnie is a teenager who is offbeat and lives life on his own terms, but some don’t like that. At school he finds a young boy being bullied and must make a difficult choice. The story follows Jonnie at home and school where he deals with bullying, and helping someone who is being bullied. This book is suitable for primary and secondary school students. It contains a positive message of hope and acceptance, in a world of diversity.

A Little Something Different, Chapter Sampler

A Little Something Different, Chapter Sampler

Download sample chapters of A Little Something Different, from the distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads. The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!

A Bit Different

Disability in Ireland

A Bit Different

A historical novel focused on Handel during his exile to Dublin, in the run-up to the first performance of Messiah, as failure and loss becomes transformed into sacred music by the genius of Handel's musical imagination.

A Little Death

A Journey to Awakening Through Meditation and Magick

A Little Death

A series of traumatic accidents and losses is the starting-point for this unique memoir of a woman's journey to spiritual awakening. Confronted by her mortality, and seeking a way to accept both death and living with death, Ona Kiser presents this deep exploration of modern spiritual practices, narrated with equal measures of humor and passion. Re-visiting the lessons of her years as an initiate of Santeria, she discovers and puts to work techniques from Buddhist meditation and Western Magick, enlisting - along the way - the guidance of a maverick guru. The result is a richly detailed map of the joys and pitfalls of the quest for enlightenment. Like a modern-day St. Teresa of Avila, Ona skilfully navigates the waves of agony and ecstasy, the heights of mystical insight and visions, as well as the depths of confusion and despair, always in undaunted pursuit of her goal. "It was an end, but also a beginning, a rebirth into a new world that had always existed, hidden in plain sight."

Comics Above Ground

How Sequential Art Affects Mainstream Media

Comics Above Ground

Comics have had a tremendous effect on popular culture and are now being felt in other storytelling mediums. Assembled in Comics Above Ground are top comics professionals talking about their inspirations and training from the comics profession and its effects in -Mainstream Media, - including: Conceptual Illustration, Video Game Development, Children's Books, Novels, Design, Illustration, Video Game Animation, Motion Pictures and other media. Bruce Timm, Bernie Wrightson, Adam Hughes, Louise Simonson, Dave Dorman, Greg Rucka and other creators share their perspectives and their work in both comics and their -other professions.- This book also boasts career overviews, never before seen art, and interviews, as well as featuring the creators' favorite works in comics.

A Little More Luck

A Little More Luck

A Little More Luck-and a lot more laughs-continues the wonderful globetrotting lifestyle of Frank and Maria Nelson. Three years after leaving their adopted home in New Zealand, and armed now with freshly-minted American green cards, the pair settle down for a year in Colorado. In the city of Boulder, the newly arrived journalists and nurses find themselves grappling with such slippery customers as political correctness, prairie dogs, the tax man, the effects of altitude and more trashy television channels than can possibly be good for you. Next the nomadic Nelsons return to England for 10 more months of hilarious house and pet-sitting with Animal Aunts-plenty long enough to appreciate that when it comes to the British and their animals, it's not just the dogs that are barking. Frank and Maria also find time to explore France and Spain besides taking trips to New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Mexico. Finally it's back to the States, this time to check out those crazy Californians in sunny San Diego. World travel as a way of life is a hell of a job, but somebody's got to do it "This very funny sequel to All You Need is Luck crackles with dry British humour and will delight travellers the world over." (Visit the Web site www.allyouneedisluck.com)

A Different Light

The Hanukkah Book of Celebration : a How-to Guide to a Creative Candle Lighting Ceremony : Blessings, Songs, Stories, Readings, Games, and Cartoons ...

A Different Light

Pluralistic perspectives on the Festival of lights and profiles in modern Jewish courage.