I Am Not A Gangster

I Am Not A Gangster


  • Author: Bobby Cummines
  • Release Date : 2014-05-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1285275 Bytes


'I am not a gangster,' I spat. 'I'm a businessman trying to make a hard-earned crust. Understood?'I didn't give him time to reply. I took the barrel out of his mouth and smashed him in the face with the butt. His lip split, but he wasn't a dead man. He seemed to appreciate that his life had been spared.He spluttered his thanks: 'Ok, you’re not a gangster. You are not a gangster.'This is the gripping true story of how one man ruled his north London manor with an iron fist – and a sawn-off shotgun called Kennedy. It’s a shocking insight into a society where the rules are made by gangland leaders and if anybody dare break them, they have to deal with the consequences. Bobby was sent to prison for the first time in 1967, aged 16, and over the next ...

Mad Frank's Diary

Mad Frank's Diary


  • Author: Frankie Fraser & James Morton
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 2616322 Bytes


‘They say I’ve killed 40 people and who am I to disagree? I’ve always liked even numbers.’Branded the dentist for using pliers to extract the teeth of those who owed money to his boss Charlie Richardson, Frankie Fraser was labelled the most dangerous man in Britain by two Home Secretaries. He is famous for his crimes, many of which have entered gangster folklore. In these diaries, however, originally published when he was 78, Mad Frank delved into areas he had never chosen, or dared, to talk about before. His day-by-day entries record unsolved murders, shoot-outs, crooked coppers, bribery, extortion, wrongful convictions, and even sex in prison. And by contrast, he also opens up with personal memories of growing up in poverty, in London's Ea...

Thunder Cake
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Thunder Cake


  • Author : Patricia Polacco
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399222313


Thunder Cake Book Description :

Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms....

Thunder Cake
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

Thunder Cake


  • Author : Patricia Polacco
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698115811


Thunder Cake Book Description :

Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms....

More Science Through Children s Literature

More Science Through Children s Literature


  • Author : Carol M. Butzow
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1563082667


More Science Through Children s Literature Book Description :

Due to popular demand, the Butzows have created more fascinating thematic units of instruction to help make science understandable and enjoyable to young learners. Based on 21 outstanding children's literature titles, these chapters provide you with a wide variety of ideas and activities to engage students in learning about life, earth, space, and physical science and technology. Hands-on and inquiry-based topics, games, puzzles, and word searches are just some of the fascinating projects you'll find. Vocabulary lists, concepts and applications, and other valuable background information are also provided. This exciting approach allows you to build on the appeal of stories, connecting them to real-life experiences to build skills and understanding in ...

Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook

Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook


  • Author : Jack Canfield
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453280027


Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook Book Description :

The kitchen is the heart of the home. So much of life is lived around the family table: we tell stories, review the day, pass on traditions, grieve our losses, resolve differences, introduce new loves and celebrate holidays. In the preparing and sharing of meals we create deep memories that we carry with us forever. In the flavor of Chicken Soup for the Soul, here is a joyful collection of heartwarming stories accompanied by mouthwatering recipes. Seasoned with heartfelt blessings, this marvelous book will help you revisit time-honored values and foster the sharing of meaningful conversation—and new recipes—at mealtime....

Babushka s Doll
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Babushka s Doll


  • Author : Patricia Polacco
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442498662


Babushka s Doll Book Description :

Babushka's doll was special. She had played with it only once, when she was a little girl like her high-spirited granddaughter, Natasha. Now Babushka is going to the store and it's Natasha's turn to take the little doll down from the high shelf. When the naughty doll comes to life -- and is even more rambunctious than the little girl herself -- Natasha finds out why playing once with Babushka's doll is enough! Patricia Polacco's beautiful illustrations capture the warmth, humor, and timeless spirit of her magical tale....

Doctor De Soto
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Doctor De Soto


  • Author : William Steig
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466808539


Doctor De Soto Book Description :

"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way. William Steig's Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year,...

The Essential Cake Decorating Guide

The Essential Cake Decorating Guide


  • Author : Wendy Stephen
  • Publisher : Thunder Bay Press (CA)
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1592230008


The Essential Cake Decorating Guide Book Description :

The Cake Decorating Guide offers hints and notes on unusual ingredients, while step-by-step photographs guide the reader through many tricky techniques. Included is a comprehensive pictorial guide to essential equipment with detailed instructions on the best ways to use and maintain them. Preparation pages with step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions explain different methods that make this book perfect for bakers of all ages and abilities. Beautifully photographed glossaries show unusual ingredients and food varieties with their common and not-so-common names. Snippets of related history add interest while colorful double-page features provide a wealth of information on buying, storing and preparing some of the more unusual ingredie...

Just Plain Fancy
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Just Plain Fancy


  • Author : Patricia Polacco
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014-09-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307974716


Just Plain Fancy Book Description :

Naomi Vlecke lives with her farming family in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. The Amish first came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, and to this day preserve a religious and "plain" life-style. As part of her household chores, Naomi looks after the chickens with her little sister, Ruth. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Wacky Wednesday
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Wacky Wednesday


  • Author : Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780394829128


Wacky Wednesday Book Description :

Drawings and verse point out the many things that are wrong one wacky Wednesday....

The Mermaid s Purse
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Mermaid s Purse


  • Author : Patricia Polacco
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698174160


The Mermaid s Purse Book Description :

Based on the life of beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s own amazing grandmother, this wonderful celebration of reading and community is as exhilarating as it is heartwarming. Young Stella loves books so much, her books begin to take over the farmhouse. “Why, Stell, you need your own library to hold those books,” her pa tells her, so he and the neighbors build her one! She calls it “the Mermaid’s Purse,” since the midwife said Stella was born in one. Stella opens the Purse to her neighbors and travels around the countryside, sharing her books door-to-door. Not everyone gives them a chance at first, like grouchy Pig Ears Lonsberry. But farmer Dunkle sure changes his mind when information in a book saves his sick sheep. Eventually...