Everybody loves unicorns! OK maybe not everybody but if you are one that does – this book has an interesting and fun story for teens and older readers plus tons of illustrations to feast your eyes on. It’s the tale of a little unicorn who is born into a tribe of magical metal horned unicorns. The poor little thing feels like an outcast because he just doesn’t fit in with the rest of them. The story is about his journey to meet his destiny to save the tribe from extinction even though he is not magical and his horn is not like the others. This is a fun adventure story for with lots of pics.
From the award-winning author, Maryann Miller, comes the first book in a critically-acclaimed mystery series. Embroiled in a serial murder case, Dallas homicide detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson come to terms with public and personal racial unrest as they track a serial killer and try to make a partnership work. Think “Lethal Weapon” set in Dallas with female leads.
“Readers will want to see more of these engaging female cops.” Publisher’s Weekly
“Try this debut mystery by a journalist for its open treatment of current urban problems, clean prose, and realistic depiction of women working together. For readers who enjoy Robin Burcell and fans of police procedurals.” Library Journal
What are the three secret ingredients to a winning team? Here’s a hint: talent isn’t one of them.
Author Daniel Coyle shares his secrets to creating a successful organizational culture. Drawing from various examples, Coyle shows that everyone–from companies to comedy troupes–can have success with three simple conditions.
What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?
– Synopsis of the original book
– A detailed overview of each section
– The 3 key components of highly successful groups
– Breakdown and analysis of each component
– Common reasons even highly skilled teams experience failure
– Editorial reivew
– Background on the original author
Daniel Coyle’s The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups asks the question, “What characteristics do successful organizational cultures share?” After conducting research of his own, Coyle finds that there are commonalities between groups as different as movie studios, jewel thieves, shoe companies, and basketball teams that make all of these groups among the best in their respective industries. It turns out that the most successful groups are not necessarily the smartest, biggest, or best equipped. A highly approachable read rich in insight, Coyle’s book is a guide that will prove valuable to any grouping seeking to create a more productive, enjoyable culture.
The Carters enjoy life on colony world, Agate. The K’Tai invade. Can the Carter’s use their secret past to save Agate from the K’Tai aggressors?
Humanity, previously dependent on the K’Tai for its Redlazore, discovers vast resources of the most valuable mineral in the galaxy on Agate and are now free to expand across the stars: Redlazore is also the key component to faster-than-light travel. The planet Agate is, however, the human colony-world which lies perilously close to the K’Tai Imperium and the K’Tai resolve to put the upstart humans back in their place.
The K’Tai Imperium invades Agate.
On the ground, in the midst of the whirlwind conflict is the Carter family: Dave a mid-level exec is working in downtown Gemini City, Sue his wife, a high school teacher and their teenage twins, Jodee and Chris are on a school trip to a Redlazore mine.
In space, the League Border Patrol face overwhelming odds as the K’Tai fleet advance.
The K’Tai soldiers of the infamous Black Legion descend on Agate, opposed by the meagre, poorly-armed militia and a sprinkling of regular marines. The planet and those upon it are engulfed in the flames of war.
The K’Tai, however, did not count on the Carters. For the Carters have a secret. A secret which will cost the K’Tai Imperium dearly.
The Carters are Agate’s only hope.
The Council is the governing Coven over the Land of Five, a region entirely inhabited—and split apart—by witches with varying powers. Lilith Lace, a witch thought to be born powerless, happily resides in Ignis, the Coven of Fire, until she suddenly develops telekinesis, an ability only seen in some witches born in Mentis, the Coven of the Mind. When The Council finds out about her odd development, she’s taken under their wing and is finally told the truth—everything she’s learned about the Land of Five, herself included, have been nothing but lies.