That s Not My Mermaid

The enduring appeal of Rachel Well's delightful illustrations and the opportunity to touch a variety of textures make these books pre-school classics.

Author: Fiona Watt


ISBN: 9781474964579


Page: 10

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A new edition of this touchy-feely book in the best-selling, award-winning THAT'S NOT MY.... series, which boasts sales of over 10 million worldwide. 6 months + the enduring appeal of Rachel Well's delightful illustrations and the opportunity to touch a variety of textures make these books pre-school classics. the touchy-feely patches and the descriptive words help to develop babies' and toddlers' sensory and language development. Ages: 6 months+

That s Not My Mermaid

This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young childen.

Author: Fiona Watt


ISBN: 9780794546472

Category: Board books

Page: 10

View: 665

This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young childen. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.

Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers

He is so fascinated by fire trucks that he dreams he became one. Youngsters will
enjoy ... Other notable “touchy-feely” books by Watt include That's Not My Fairy . .
., That's Not My Truck. . ., and That's Not My Mermaid. . . (Ages 0–5) Watt, Fiona.

Author: Alan R. Bailey

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912192

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 502

Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers’ literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which in turn improves later reading skills and helps foster lifelong literacy. Highlighting more than 300 birth-kindergarten titles, Bailey offers A hand-picked selection of quality books adeptly chosen to help develop crucial literacy skills such as expressive and receptive language, expanded vocabularies, narrative skills, print awareness, the ability to understand written language, awareness of story structure, alphabetic knowledge, and phonological sensitivity Thorough annotation of each title, including a full bibliographic record, a short summary, and journal reviews Chapters organized by type of book, from primary skills books, wordless picture books, and rhyming books to toy and movable books A list of additional resources helpful for building a core collection Valuable for regular use by caregivers as well as for collection development, this book spotlights hundreds of titles that are engaging and fun for reader and preschooler alike.

Cry of the Sea

I hoped the unwelcome attention to their company might make them give up my
mermaid in the short term and in the long term stop them from sending out leaky
vessels. That's not what happened. All I did was create chaos. Every whacko in ...

Author: D. G. Driver


ISBN: 1612357865

Category: Conspiracy

Page: 208

View: 906

Juniper Sawfeather is choosing which college to attend after graduation from West Olympia High School next year. She wants to go to San Diego to be far away from her environmental activist parents. They expect her to think the way they do, but having to be constantly fighting causes makes it difficult to be an average 17 year old high school student. Why do her parents have to be so out there? Everything changes when she and her father rush to the beach after a reported oil spill. As they document the damage, June discovers three humans washed up on the beach, struggling to breathe through the oil coating their skin. At first she thinks they must be surfers, but as she gets closer, she realizes these aren't human at all. They're mermaids Now begins a complex story of intrigue, conspiracy and manipulation as June, her parents, a marine biologist and his handsome young intern, her best friend, the popular clique at school and the oil company fight over the fate of the mermaids.

Mermaid A Memoir of Resilience

In the salon I waited for Mom under a broken hair dryer and checked my own
JoanofArc haircut in the mirror. ... They certainly don't question God. That's not
what Catholics do. Question. No. Not my kind, anyway. Is that what we're paying
all ...

Author: Eileen Cronin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393242730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 433

“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.

What Shall We Do Next

Feedback from Amazon customers suggests that younger children, and boys as
well as girls, find the story entertaining. It starts in a castle and ends in a cave.
Mermaid tales to encourage storying and drama Fiona Watt That's Not My
Mermaid ...

Author: Anna Mallett

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477239480

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 439

If you find yourself looking after a preschool child for the first time, or after a gap of some years, you will welcome this book. It explains how to encourage children's sense of wonder by adopting a creative approach to a variety of activities both in and out of doors. Some need little or no preparation, and there is help with simple preparations for others. What Shall We Do Next? shows how sharing books can enrich many practical activities. A special feature is the inclusion of early fact books as well as stories. There are suggestions for the following: Music and water play for babies and for making dens, secret drawers and "cafes" for preschoolers Organizing exciting visits to beaches, parks and gardens Preparing for interesting visits to museums, train stations and zoos Developing the inner world of the imagination-reading and listening to stories and poems, engaging in role play Cooking, drawing, painting and dressing up Choosing early fact books, stories and rhymes and guidance on audio resources, television programmes and DVDs ''The ideal resource for those times when children are bouncing with energy or becoming bored. They'll soon be absorbed in these exciting activities." -Hannah Edmunds, former teacher and chair of school governors, now organizer of story times for groups of young children

The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was a Mermaid

'That's not my mum's name.' 'Of course not,' the woman said. She gestured
towards the wheelchair. 'This is Pearl. That's not her real name either.' Up close,
Stella could see that Pearl was a good deal older than she first seemed, although
her ...

Author: Tania Unsworth

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541669

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 705

Even though she's terrified of the sea, a girl who believes her mum might have been a mermaid runs away to the ocean to solve the mystery of who she really is. Stella is the odd one out. She sleepwalks, is terrified of water, yet obsessed by the ocean. Her mum who died when Stella was eight remains the biggest mystery of all. Who was she and why did she give Stella a necklace called 'the word of the sea' before she died? Nobody can give her any answers. Her father is consumed by grief and her grandmother's memories are fading with dementia. When Stella's only friend in the world, Cam, moves house, Stella runs away. She's determined to find out who her mum was and who she is too. She ends up in the Crystal Cove, a run-down aquarium with a mermaid show. There she meets Pearl who reveals disturbing secrets. It's only by facing her fear of the ocean that Stella will truly uncover the truth. This is an exquisitely imagined story about a girl on an adventure above and below the waves.

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The only problem was that I could not focus on what she was talking about. I was
looking at her, saw her mouth moving, ... That's one reason that I've worked so
hard all of my life to do so well in school. I've always wanted an exciting career.

Author: Christine Pope

Publisher: Frostbite Publishing


Category: Fiction


View: 971

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Goddess of the Sea

“Did he not say he would be waiting for you?” “He thinks I won't be here until I
need to change back to my mermaid form, and that's not for two more nights.” CC
brushed a hand through her heavy hair. “Can I even change tonight?” She felt the

Author: P. C. Cast

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440632006

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 808

New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series... Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work? When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic—and in the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the waters, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns her into a damsel, that she might seek shelter on land. But when a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue—a dream-come-true she should be falling for—she instead aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart… From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mermaid Days

She hurried to put it on the coffee table so that her fingers didn't get too cold. "It's
not mine" he said. "I have never seen it before." "Well, we know that it is not yours
" Grethe said. "But it's a lie that you have never seen it before." Then Anders ...

Author: K. Harder

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622878175

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 927

The year is 2116 and Denmark stands in agony - or rather in the wet. Everything that can melt has already melted and all low-lying areas in the United States of Europe are under water. In addition, wars and environmental disasters have put an unmistakable stamp on the population. In this short story, we follow the brave inhabitants of New Copenhagen, which by all means try to maintain the illusion of a normal life - while they pay the price to come after us. Keywords: Global Warming, Overpopulation, Top, Genetic Modification, Regimentation, Brainwashing, Centralism, Escapism, Technology

Last Train to Dogtown The Little Mermaid Storycuts

Mermaid. I came up with this story at the gym. Not my favourite place. Every
Tuesday's freak day at the Body in Question. ... Kawasaki with the hairdryer
engine, from which I had to be separated with a pair of industrial pliers, if you can
dig that ...

Author: Joanne Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448125650

Category: Fiction

Page: 33

View: 200

In 'Last Train to Dogtown', Neil K. is a bestselling author, feted and acclaimed wherever he goes. Until the evening his train maroons him in the middle of nowhere, and after wandering into a bar, he is confronted by a group of characters who are all strangely familiar... In 'The Little Mermaid', every Tuesday is reserved for Freak Day at the pool, when the disabled, the impaired and the elderly come to bathe without disturbing the able-bodied. Sad Flipper, so deformed and ungainly in her wheelchair, is as agile and graceful as a dolphin in the water. But will she be tempted to sacrifice her uniqueness for love? Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Jigs & Reels.

The Mermaid of Brooklyn

with an outline, had the end in mind, tried to write toward that end. I'm sure ifyou
... That's not to say there weren't lots of revisions. There were. ... to by the rusalka.
Also, as my own daughter reached the age of two, I thought, There is no way a ...

Author: Amy Shearn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451678290

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 484

Hailed by The Washington Post as “tantalizing” and “mesmerizing,” The Mermaid of Brooklyn is a whip-smart, heartfelt exploration of what happens when modern day motherhood meets with a little touch of magic. Sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes—and a little help from a mermaid Formerly an up-and-coming magazine editor, Jenny Lipkin is now your average, stretched-too-thin Brooklyn mom, tackling the challenges of raising two children in a cramped Park Slope walk-up. All she really wants is to survive the sweltering New York summer with a shred of sanity intact. But when her husband, Harry, vanishes one evening, Jenny reaches her breaking point. And in a moment of despair, a split-second decision changes her life forever. Pulled from the brink by an unexpected ally, Jenny is forced to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood, romance, and relationships. But confronting her inner demons is no easy task…

Mermaid in my Bunk

I still can't find her I'm beginning to think she's deliberately hiding from me” “I can't
believe that If she knows the same man I do, she should be going crazy trying to
get back to you” “Thanks for those kind words but that's just not happening, is it ...

Author: Bernard Veale

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1785381466

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 100

Dr Alan Brand sailed his late father’s yacht, the Naiad on a Sabbatical after four years of working sixteen hour days in the emergency ward of a hospital in Los Angeles. He had never even dated a girl since he spent all of his school vacations sailing with his father and in college he studied avidly and worked in his spare time to cover the cost of his education. He encounters the Mer-folk in the south Pacific and falls for a mermaid and that is when his troubles began.


Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical - this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted.

Author: Laura Dockrill

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 1471404234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 193

Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical - this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted. Looking after a naked girl he found washed up under Hastings pier isn't exactly how Rory had imagined spending his sixteenth birthday. But more surprising than finding her in the first place is discovering where she has come from. Lorali is running not just from the sea, not just from her position as princess, but her entire destiny. Lorali has rejected life as a mermaid, and become human. But along with Lorali's arrival, and the freak weather suddenly battering the coast, more strange visitors begin appearing in Rory's bemused Sussex town. With beautifully coiffed hair, sharp-collared shirts and a pirate ship shaped like a Tudor house, the Abelgare boys are a mystery all of their own. What are they really up to? Can Rory protect Lorali? And who from? And where does she really belong, anyway?

The Mermaid Chair

A shuddering cry that alarmed Whit at first, but I kept smiling at him with my wet
face, saying, 'No, no, it's all right, it's because I feel so happy.' I hadn't said, so
complete, though I'd wanted to. We got dressed, and he arranged the blanket ...

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755385187

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 632

Don't miss the extraordinary new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings - published on 21st April 2020, and available to pre-order now The Mermaid Chair: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller and award-winning novel, from the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings. A beautiful and haunting exploration of human relationships, personal fulfilment and spirituality. 'Highly charged... full of sexual and spiritual desire. Every bit as moving and convincing as The Secret Life of Bees' Mirror 'Beautiful writing...Kidd's characters cherish storytelling' USA Today 'It's hard to put this book down for little things like sleeping and eating' Elle In her forties, and married for half her life, Jessie Sullivan honestly believes that she is happy. She has a lovely home, a dependable husband and an accomplished and adored teenage daughter. But when shocking news about her mother compels Jessie to visit the island where she grew up, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a Benedictine monk on the verge of taking his final vows. Amidst the seductive beauty of the South Carolina salt marshes, Jessie is torn between powerful new longings and her enduring marriage. After all these years she is finally beginning to understand who she really is and where she belongs. But she has still to discover how much of her old life has a place in the new one. What readers are saying about The Mermaid Chair: 'I was drawn in from the first sentence and felt emotionally attached to each and every one of the characters. Couldn't put it down; loved it' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The telling of the tale was thoughtful and very beautiful and I felt that I'd shared Jessie's journey' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This is a wonderful novel, spellbinding with characters that you can wholly visualise and want to know. The writing is very strong and not for a long time have I remembered the style, flavour and feeling of a novelist's writing long after I've finished it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This book spoke right to my heart, right to the pull and tug of what it is to be a woman, a wife, a mother. This book is beautifully written and has become my favourite amongst the Sue Monk Kidd novels that I have devoured' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The Historical Magazine

... chief informer added , that ; kept a order , from which j am not yet quite
recovered , strict intimacy , with one mermaid , if į not ... my the hands , and desire
of him to follow me to the liberty , and to compleat that load of distress , said
mermaid's ...

Author: John Ward Dean



Category: United States


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The House on Mermaid Point

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am embarrassed to admit that although I was born and
raised in Florida, I didn't make it to the ... my undying friendship and gratitude go
to Karen White and Susan Crandall, without whom the act of writing would not be

Author: Wendy Wax

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101599405

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 648

In this new novel from the author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness . . . Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies—although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once . . . Rock-and-roll legend “William the Wild” Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he’s still worshiped by fans—which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He’s not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool. But whether it’s an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom . . .

Milkshakes Mermaids and Murder

He remembered my name? That was inconvenient. Not only could he describe
me to the police, he could give them my name, too. I felt my breathing shorten
and a dampness breaking out at my armpits and across my forehead. I didn't
think ...

Author: Sara Rosett

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758291515

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 741

This series is a winner. --Denise Swanson Ellie Avery planned a perfect family getaway: fun in the sun on Florida's Gulf Coast, with a side visit to the eBay vendor who'd mistakenly sent her the wrong handbag. But what should have been a simple exchange turns into a fatal transaction when Ellie discovers Angela495 floating face-down in her pool. With some savvy snooping, Ellie learns that Angela's dangerous double life included blackmail, compromising photos, and a scandalous secret that threatens a local celeb. When a kidnapping shatters her family's safety, Ellie leaves the white sands behind to face down a killer whose warm Southern charm masks a cold, cold heart. Includes great tips for super family vacations! Praise for Sara Rosett's Ellie Avery Mysteries "No mystery is a match for the likable, efficient Ellie." --RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "Charm, Southern sass, and suspense abound . . . delightful." --Fresh Fiction "Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett's Ellie Avery titles are among the best." --Library Journal

If You Believe in Mermaids Don t Tell

Brad is watching every move, ready to expose all that's different about Todd. Then there's the doll thing. And Dad finds out. How will Todd survive now? PRAISE FOR IF YOU BELIEVE IN MERMAIDS.DON'T TELL .

Author: A. A. Philips

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 159858359X

Category: Boys

Page: 150

View: 163

Some things you just can't say, even to your parents. "Dad, did you ever want to be a mermaid?" Nope. Don't say it. Not if you're a boy. You gotta keep it inside. Maybe thirteen-year-old Todd Winslow is the best diver at summer camp. If only diving could save him. Underwater is a much kinder world, a secret mermaid world that no one else can know about - not Dad, and definitely not Brad, the camp's numero uno bad boy. Todd tries to fit in, playing nice with flirty model-wannabe Sylvie and shunning nature-nerd Olivia - but you can only fool people for so long. Brad is watching every move, ready to expose all that's different about Todd. Then there's the doll thing. And Dad finds out. How will Todd survive now? PRAISE FOR IF YOU BELIEVE IN MERMAIDS.DON'T TELL ."A welcome and courageous book that speaks out for young people to be true to who they are." -Alex Sanchez, author of Rainbow Boys and So Hard to Say "Finally-a kid-friendly middle-grade novel that disputes the myth that there is just one way of being a boy." -Catherine Tuerk, M.A., R.N., C.S., Nurse Psychotherapist " ... A refreshing look into the heart of a great kid who views the world through a slightly different lens." -Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, author of Target, The Parallel Universe of Liars, and Gone After winning the kindergarten jumping-rope contest, A. A. Philips grew up to become a writer, therapist, and teacher of literature with degrees from Middlebury, Harvard, and the University of Southern Maine.