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1. Twice Tempted by a Rogue - Tessa Dare

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Luck is a double-edged sword for brooding war hero Rhys St Maur. His deathwish went unanswered on the battlefield and now his best friend has been murdered. But he is offered a chance at redemption in the arms of innkeeper Meredith Maddox.

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2. The Old Romantic - Louise Dean

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Obsessed with death and planning his own funeral, Ken is determined to die in the bosom of his family. But it isn't that easy - his family don't want to know him.

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3. Shifting Calder Wind - Janet Dailey

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Chase has no idea who he is, why he came to Fort Worth, or who tried to put a bullet in his head the night a cowboy named Laredo Smith saved his life. Laredo seems sure that the big burly man is Chase Calder, owner of the Triple C Ranch in Montana. According to the local papers, Chase Calder had been declared dead -- a victim of a fiery car crash...

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4. Gone Fishing (Large Print 16pt) - Susan Duncan

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Gone Fishing, the sequel to the bestselling The Briny Café, is a heart - warming, inspirational novel about taking a stand against all the odds. For bargeman Sam Scully, life in Cook's Basin is nothing short of paradise. A wonderland of golden sand and turquoise waters, battered old tinnies and wonky pontoons, it's a realm unspoilt by the modern world. But then a notice goes up in the Square that screams 'EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT!' Paradise is about to be ripped apart. With plans underway to build a flash resort in the heart of their community, the residents leap into action - with Sam as their leader, and a twelve - foot papier - mache cockatoo as their mascot . . . But it's never going to be easy to turn the tide of 'progress'. Meanwhile there's trouble brewing at the Briny Café. Kate Jackson is struggling to come to terms with the dreadful secret spilled on her mother's deathbed. And as for Kate's co - owner, Ettie Brookbank... Well, what is happening to Ettie?

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5. Where Is Lucy? - Penelope Dyan

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Sometimes when you think something is lost (like your cat) it isn't really lost at all! You might say that (in that case) something never really lost is found. Since finding good things is also generally a very good thing, you will smile when you find out where our young protagonist thought her Lucy might be, and where she also found her sweet Lucy. This is another Penelope Dyan learn to read book. Use this book to practice your reading skills through the use of word recognition, word repetition and rhyme. Enjoy the kid-friendly drawings of Penelope Dyan and try using the some of the words you have learned to make a book of your very own. Penelope Dyan is an award winning author, an attorney and a former early childhood educator, who has used everything in these learn to read books (that she has created) in tried and true classroom situations. Finally, there is a fun music video on the Bellissimavideo You Tube channel that goes with this book to further enhance your learning fun!

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6. The Christmas Flamingo - Penelope Dyan

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It is time to move over Mr. Santa Claus, because the Christmas Flamingo is coming to town! No more reindeer's paws and sleighs, because this Christmas Flamingo works all on his own! Have fun reading all about a funny and very different kind of Christmas, as you again practice reading skillls with yet another Penelope Dyan 'learn to read book.' Word recognition, rhyme, and familiar phrases and words help you to guess what is coming next and to build reading vocabulary. The book's size, and kid-friendly illustrations, along with its large print, are perfect for little hands and eyes, and it can be easily carried in a child's backpack. Written by Penelope Dyan, an award winning author, attorney and former teacher, these tried and true classroom techniques are sure to delight the young reader, and/or the 'read to' child. There is a free music video that goes along with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel that will further enhance the fun of the learning process. So celebrate and rejoice, because the Christmas Flamingo is coming! Share the love, because God is love, and so is Christmas! Most of all, have a very Merry Flamingo Christmas!

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7. It's Magic! A Kid's Guide to Monterey, California - Penelope Dyan

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This isn’t a book about Magic, although there’s a wonderful magic shop in Monterey, California, as you can see by this book’s cover. What is magical about Monterey is actually the city of Monterey, where kids can have fun just experiencing this place! And a kid’s parents don’t have to spend a lot of money just to have a fun family time. There are sea otters, seals and sea lions that you can see in the wild, and sea gulls, pelicans and all sorts of birds! There is so much to see that you can’t believe your eyes, because Monterey is a magical place! You can visit the Monterey Aquarium as well. Written by the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with photographs by John D. Weigand, this book is meant to awaken the senses and the imagination. See if you can imagine you are a bird sitting on a rock, and then pretend you are a bird flying through an orange sky. And while you are busy looking at the photographs and imagining these things, practice your reading skills, because this is a learn to read book with word repetition, word recognition and rhyme. Shout out what you think is coming next in this book, laugh and enjoy everything you see. Then watch the free, fun music video that goes along with this book on YouTube on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel for even more learning fun!

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8. It's Hot, Hot, Hot! A Kid's Guide to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park - Penelope Dyan

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The island of Hawai'i, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, was formed by a total of six volcanoes, including the submerged Mahukona Volcano off the northwest shore of the 'Big Island of Hawaii,' and five more volcanoes above sea level: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kohala, Hualālai and Kilauea. Kilauea Volcano is currently the most active volcano on earth, and Kilauea has covered more than 500 square miles of Hawaii with lava in the last 1,100 years, and we are still counting those square miles, because Kilauea has been actively erupting e since 1983. The Kīlauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes are considered active, The Mauna Kea, Hualālai and Haleakalā volcanoes are dormant, but not extinct. The other volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands are believed to be completely extinct. Take a look at some of what award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, and photographer John D. Weigand saw as they went in search of the Kilauea Volcano, from their stop at the Kilauea Visitor Center to the mist, the rainbow and the fiery volcanic night! Watch a music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel, and make your very own volcano! And remember this is also a learn to read book, filled with repetition, word recognition and rhyme!

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9. The Road to Hilo! a Kid's Guide to Hilo, Hawaii - Penelope Dyan

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Hilo, Hawaii is a city on the 'Big Island of Hawaii,' and the 'The Big Island' is still growing due to all the volcanic eruptions on the island, and if you go there you will see lots and lots of volcanic rock, but more than that you will see long roads and lots of bridges, if you know where to look for them. This book by the award winning author, attorney, vocalist and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with photographs by John D. Weigand, is a kid's guide to Hilo, Hawaii; but like the other Dyan/Weigand travel books for kids, it isn't about things and places as much as it's about the feel of a place, and it is meant to help children develop reading skills though word recognition, repetition and rhyme, and to give kids something for them to contemplate. It is about seeing with the eyes, what most adults miss, and about asking the questions most adults never bother to ask. This book is the second of three books about 'The Big Island.' And these three books have extra large print for little eyes and are perfectly sized to be held by little hands, with just enough information in them so as not overwhelm a young child. There is also a music video that goes along with this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel that will further enhance the learning process as well as the fun; because if you don't have fun learning, you won't love to learn!

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10. Kona Forevermore--A Kid's Guide to Kona Hawaii - Penelope Dyan

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The Island of Hawaii is still growing, and although it is known as the youngest of all the Hawaiian Islands, there is a lot to see and do! The Island of Hawaii s is the home of one of the world's most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). This book looks at one small part of this island, Kona, Hawaii. Written by the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan. this is a book for kids intended to help them to not only see a part of the world, but to also help them practice some basic reading skills, through word repetition, word recognition, and simple rhyme. Two of Penelope Dyan's books are in the Saison Poetry Library at Southbank Centre, London, UK, chosen by the UK Art Council, proving a book by this author is always special. Learning should be fun, and if kids have fun learning, then they will love to learn. Dyan believes travel is about the senses, about seeing with the eyes and feeling with the heart; and there is no better place to experience this than in Kona, Hawaii! Look for the music video that complements this book on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel to further enhance the learning process.

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11. The Day An Elephant Flies! - Penelope Dyan

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If you were a mouse, what would you do? What adventures would lie ahead? Use your imagination to follow along with one little mouse as he makes his merry way though one very happy day. This little mouse was promised something very special, but only on the day that his mother saw an elephant fly! Do you think elephants could ever fly? This fun to read book, written by the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, is perfect for practicing early reading skills. Kid friendly illustrations, rhyme and word repetition increase word recognition; and this makes learning fun! There is also a video that goes along with this book that you can watch on YouTube on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel. Penelope Dyan believes learning should be fun, and she also believes that when kids have fun learning, they will love to learn. This is why all her 'learn to read' books are kid-sized for little hands and have extra large print for little eyes. And this is also why she fills them full of fun!

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12. The Boy Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, the Youngest Battalion Commander in the Aif (Large Print 16pt) - Will Davies

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Known as The Boy Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks, was the youngest battalion commander in the AIF and highly regarded not only as a future military commander, but as a business and community leader. It was a blustery day on the 25th January 1920 at Palm Beach to the north of Sydney and the surf was wild. Two attempts had already been made to save a young woman caught in an undertow and dragged out when a young man; skinny, gangly and frail and known to be a poor swimmer, threw off his coat and shoes and raced into the surf. As his fianc e and young nephew watched, the sea closed over him and he disappeared. His body was never recovered. This was the sad and tragic fate of a gallant, highly decorated and promising young man named Douglas Gray Marks. And it was a great loss to a nation whose manhood had been decimated and where the pain of the war remained evident and raw. Douglas Marks was born in 1895 and educated at Fort Street High School. He had, like so many enthusiastic and patriotic young men, basic military training when he turned up at the drill hall in Rozelle two days after the declaration of war. Before embarking in November 1914, he had received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the AIF. After a period of training in Egypt, he embarked for the Gallipoli peninsula and landed on the second day. Spending a great deal of time in the dangerous frontline trenches at Quinn's Post where he was wounded, he remained on Gallipoli until the evacuation in December of that year. Just twenty years old, he was seen as an inspirational young officer, promoted to captain and given acting command of his battalion. Marks then travelled back to Egypt, saw the re-organisation of his beloved 13th battalion and the raising of its sister battalion, the 45th. Sailing from Alexandria, he crossed the Mediterranean to Marseilles and took the train to the north of France and the nursery areas around Armentieres and Bois Grenier. From here, Douglas Marks found himself in the worst battles that the AIF were to fight in: Pozieres and Moquet Farm, Flers, Gueudecourt, Stormy Trench and Bullecourt on the Somme. He then travelled north and was part of the horrendous battles around Ypres in Flanders in 1917: Messines, Polygon Wood, Hollebeke and Passchendaele. Back on the Somme in early 1918, he fought at Villers Bretonneux, Le Hamel, the Battle of Amiens from the 8th August and in the fighting through to the withdrawal of his battalion in September 1918. By this time he had been wounded a number of times, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, was the commander of his battalion and had been decorated with a Military Cross, a Distinguished Service Order, the Serbian Order of the White Eagle and had been mentioned in despatches. He returned to Australia and to civilian life in late 1918. In 1919 he became engaged to ''Queenie'' and in January 1920, took that fateful journey to Palm Beach. Though we do not know what happened to ''Queenie'', his distraught mother never came out of her house again.

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13. This Old House! a Kid's Guide to Shakespeare's Birthplace - Penelope Dyan

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When Penelope Dyan saw the actual house where playwright William Shakespeare was born and grew up, she was nothing short of giddy. To see and hear docents dressed in costume take her through the house where Shakespeare was born, to walk where he walked, and to see where he played and where his father made leather gloves (as was his trade) and to look at the fireplaces and hearths where food was cooked and where William Shakespeare warmed his hands and feet, was an amazing experience for author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan . . . not to mention the excitement she experienced when she saw the bedroom where William Shakespeare was born and the likeness of his cradle! And to make things even more interesting, the lens of photographer John D. Weigand carefully captured this place, restored for posterity, right there in the quaint city of Stratford-upon Avon, a place with a magical past sure to inspire even the youngest of travelers! So have loads of fun practicing your reading skills through word recognition, repetition and rhyme, and see some of what what Dyan and Weigand saw as you read. Then go to the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel to have even more learning fun watching the free music video that goes with this book!

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14. The Big Book of Family Eye Care (Large Print 16pt) - Joe Di Girolamo

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Our eyes are a well-designed optical system, a complicated and highly developed organ. And we rely on them for just about everything we do in our lives, both personal and work-related. That's why it is so important to take good care of our eyes. The Big Book of Family Eye Care outlines measures we can take to help enhance and protect our eyes in order to preserve their function throughout life. The book is a reader-friendly guide to how eyes function, common and serious eye problems, the best options for vision maintenance, and easy ways to preserve eye health. Basic vision problems (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) are covered along with eye infections and emergency care. Solutions for family eye problems-specific to children, adults, and seniors- are presented in detail. There are also helpful insider tips on picking an eye care professional and on getting the best glasses and contacts, laser surgery, and other optical needs. The Big Book of Family Eye Care is not meant to replace your eye doctor but to clarify your understanding of eye health issues. It will help you keep seeing 20/20 into 2020 and beyond.

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15. Rudolph's at Grandma's! - Penelope Dyan

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Whenever little Jadzia comes to visit, she has a story in mind; and even though she is only five years old, she is ready to make a book, with a little help from Penelope Dyan, who is also ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work! Everyone has a story in them, and Jadzia Fisher seems to have lots of stories she is ready and willing to tell and share. Penelope Dyan is an award winning author, attorney and former teacher who loves kids and writes books in order to encourage children to read, write, learn and create. She doesn't mind in which order these things occur, because she believes all good things come in their own time and that learning to think and to reason is the most important thing of all. This is probably why two of Dyan's earlier books for children are on display at the Saison Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre in London, UK, chosen by the UK Arts Council, and why her award winning book, 'Surfer Girl' is listed in the Girl's Voices In Literature Database, Miami University, Florida. Dyan uses tried and true classroom techniques in her books to inspire; and if Jadzia Fischer is an example of this, then it would seem her methods are still working!

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16. It's Monday! - Penelope Dyan

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This book started out as a day of the week book, but then it ended up just being a book about Monday. Now some people think Sunday is the first day of the week, but any kid would disagree. You see Monday is the first day of the week that a kid has to go to school, unless that kid happens to be sick. Find out what one kid thinks about getting up on Monday morning to head off to school as you practice your reading skills and enjoy the kid-friendly, oh so funny drawings of Penelope Dyan. Use the word repetition and rhyme, as well as the drawings, to guess what is coming next. You can even try making your own book about Monday, or about another day of the week. Written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher. Penelope Dyan, this is a great book to have when you are learning to read or to just practice your reading skills. There is also a fun video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel to further enhance the learning process.

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17. A Rose Is A Rose! A Kid's Guide To Stratford-upon-Avon, UK - Penelope Dyan

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It may have been Gertrude Stein who said, "A rose is a rose," as she sat around contemplating life with Ernest Hemingway and other greats, but it was William Shakespeare who gave her the idea by first saying, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." In fact, when you think of everything that Shakespeare has contributed to not only literature, but to the development of the English language, itself, it is mind boggling! As dead as a doornail, as good luck would have it, as pure as the driven snow, and even the phrase 'fancy free,' are all said to originate from the works of the great William Shakespeare. This is what Penelope Dyan had in mind as she traveled through the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon, to see (not so much a place) as to get a feel of this place that inspired the life and times of William Shakespeare. Written in verse, so kids can also practice reading skills by shouting what comes next in the text, and conveying a very positive message, this book is also accompanied by the photography of John D. Weigand, making this book a travel guide of a very different kind that entertains as it encourages kids to think. There is also a music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube Channel that goes along with this book to further enhance the learning experience.

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18. Tupaia The Remarkable Story Of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator (Large Print 16pt) - Joan Druett

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The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non - fiction Book Award. Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary genius', sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician, could aptly be called the Machiavelli of Tahiti. Being highly skilled in astronomy, navigation, and meteorology, and an expert in the geography of the Pacific, he was able to name directional stars and predict landfalls and weather throughout the voyage from Tahiti to Java. Though he had no previous knowledge of writing or mapmaking, Tupaia drew a chart of the Pacific that encompassed every major group in Polynesia and extended more than 4,000 kilometres from the Marquesas to Rotuma and Fiji. He was also the ship's translator, able to communicate with all the Polynesian people they met. As a man of high social ranking, Tupaia performed as an able intermediary, interpreting local rituals and ceremonies. Joseph Banks is famous for his detailed, perceptive descriptions of the manners and customs of the Polynesian people. Much of the credit for this belongs to Tupaia. Not only did Tupaia become one of the ship's important artists, drawing lively pictures to illustrate what he described, but he could justly be called the Pacific's first anthropologist. Despite all this, Tupaia has never been part of the popular Captain Cook legend. This is largely because he died of complications from scurvy seven months before the ship arrived home. Once he was gone, his accomplishments were easily forgotten - indeed, by removing Tupaia from the story, what the Europeans had achieved seemed all the greater. This fascinating, handsome book also won the 2012 PANZ Book Design Award for best cover.

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19. Szabad (Large Print 16pt) - Alan Duff

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A gripping novel set in 1950s Hungary about a fight for freedom and a fight for love. 'She screams one word: Szabad! Free. Again: Szabad!' It is the 1950s. The Soviets and the Secret Police have a choking grip on Hungary and the lives of its citizens. Attila Szabo is one of them, just a teenager, but he's been forced to grow up quickly, with his father in prison. In the top - floor flat, a new couple has just moved in, clearly different in class, so why have they been sent here and can they be trusted? But it's the beautiful wife who is of interest to Attila. His coming fight for his country's freedom is also to become one of passion.

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20. Salt Story Of Sea-Dogs and Fisherwomen (Large Print 16pt) - Sarah Drummond, Carolann Dowding

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In this warm, lively, salty account of living on and by the sea, Drummond writes of fishing and feuds, of life as an apprentice fisherwoman, and of her secret desire to snare a handsome Fisheries officer. Salt Story pays homage to sea-dogs, fisherwomen, oystermen and storytellers everywhere.

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