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Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0425185508
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper examines the fault lines of a troubled marriage in this “unfailingly intelligent…undeniably literary psychological drama”(Booklist). To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781848946187
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Picoult is a master manipulator, weaving gripping, dramatic plotlines. We defy you not to be gripped.' Glamour A woman is found in a graveyard in Los Angeles, unable to remember anything about herself or her life. No one is more surprised than she when her husband comes to the police station to take her home - and turns out to be Hollywood's leading film star. Bewildered by the perfect life that has been suddenly thrust upon her, Cassie finds herself living a dream. But there is something dark and disturbing behind this glamorous façade - and it is only as her memory gradually returns that it will all come crumbling down . . . THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS, Jodi's stunning new novel about life, death and missed opportunities is available to pre-order now.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1741142458
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Abused wives
  • There is something dark and disturbing behind the picture perfect marriage of anthropologist Cassie Barrett and her movie star husband, Alex Rivers. A study in spousal abuse that will touch your heart from the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0340897961
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Abused wives
  • A woman wakes to find herself in a graveyard, hurt and bleeding, her memory wiped clean. She doesn't know what she's doing there - or even who she is. She is rescued by a police officer, himself a newcomer to Los Angeles. After days of waiting, she is taken by complete surprise when she is finally identified by Alex Rivers, Hollywood's biggest movie star - and her husband. Cassie is dazzled and bewildered by the fairytale in which she suddenly finds herself. But everything is not quite right, and there is something dark and disturbing behind this glamorous facade. It is only as her memory gradually returns that her picture perfect life comes crumbling down, and Cassie is faced with choices she never dreamed she would have to make.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jacqueline Jules
  • Publisher : Capstone Classroom
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9781479557776
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sofia feels that because she looks so much like her older sisters, nobody notices her--so when school picture day comes around she comes up with a way to stand out.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : David R. Mellor
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 1575041510
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • "Some artists use canvas to create a work of art. David Mellor uses a baseball field. His patterns are so precise and imaginative, I call him the Rembrandt of groundskeeping."--Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brewers Broadcaster. Now you can transform your sports field or clubhouse lawn into an envy-grabbing work of optic art. In this book, David Mellor, currently the director of grounds for the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club, shares the turf mowing and maintenance secrets that have made him one of the leading creators of elaborate patterns used on athletic turf nationwide. He gives you the benefit of his years of experience along with simple-to-use techniques for creating playing fields that are a cut above the rest.--From publisher description.

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    Picture-Perfect Science Lessons
  • Author : Karen Rohrich Ansberry,Emily Rachel Morgan
  • Publisher : NSTA Press
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9781936137725
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  • Genre : Education
  • In this newly revised and expanded 2nd edition of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, classroom veterans Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, who also coach teachers through nationwide workshops, offer time-crunched elementary educators comprehensive background notes to each chapter, new reading strategies, and show how to combine science and reading in a natural way with classroom-tested lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science.

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    Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story
  • Author : Shanna Hogan
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9781250049452
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : True Crime
  • "In June 2008, in Mesa, Arizona, the body of 30-year-old Travis Alexander was discovered brutally murdered in his home. He had been shot in the face, slashed across the throat, and stabbed in the heart. Alexander had been a devout Mormon, handsome and hard-working, beloved by all, and his death came as an enormous shock. Suspicion pointed to one woman : Jodi Arias. Travis had met Jodi at a conference 18 months prior, and he was instantly taken with the beautiful aspiring photographer. Separated by 400 miles, they began a long distance relationship. It became clear to Travis's friends, however, that Jodi was a lot more invested in the relationship than he was. Travis was seeing multiple women, and his relationship with Jodi eventually came to end. But rather than move on, Jodi moved from her home in Palm Desert, California to within just miles of Travis's home, where she continued to insert herself into his life"--

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    Picture Perfect Practice
  • Author : Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher : New Riders
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780132852906
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Photography
  • Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation. Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day–just like you would practice a musical instrument–in order to master the art of making great images. With chapters that offer practice exercises to strengthen your photographic abilities, you’ll learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see your way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover symmetry, balance, framing, color elements, textures, and much more. The Posing section includes the Five Key Posing Techniques that Valenzuela uses every time he’s shooting people, as well as a complete list of poses and how to achieve, customize, and perfect them. The Execution portion, with sections like “Lighting through Direction” and “Simplicity through Subtraction,” reveals Valenzuela’s overall approach to getting the shot. The book also includes an inspiring and helpful chapter on deliberate practice techniques, where Valenzuela describes his system for practicing and analyzing his work, which leads to constant improvement as a photographer. If you’ve been frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of real-world locations, posing your subjects, or executing a great image–or if you simply want to become a better shooter but don’t know where to start–Picture Perfect Practice gives you the tools and information you need to finally become the kind of photographer you’ve always wanted to be: the kind who can confidently walk into any location, under any lighting condition, with any subject, and know that you can create astonishing photographs that have a timeless impact.

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    Picture Perfect?
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : 0439611725
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  • Genre : Children's writings
  • Text and student's drawings explain why their school pictures did not turn out very well.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Kathy Schmitz
  • Publisher : Martingale
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781683560708
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Starting and completing these sweet little framed stitcheries is a breeze! With 16 charming projects that all measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2", it's easy to mix and match their uses. Display finished embroideries: * Framed with beautiful watercolor mats (mats included!) * On sachets and note cards * As bowl fillers or on pillows The choice is yours! Instructions for creating each type of pretty project are included. Themes include redwork houses, bluework birds, garden decor, and more, all shown in alternate colorways so you can choose your favorite look. Also included are a trio of decorative mats (three of each) featuring Kathy's original watercolor designs. Everything you need is inside! Cut out or photocopy the mats to use behind your framed embroidery pieces. Together, they'll be picture perfect.

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    My Picture Perfect Family
  • Author : Marguerite Elisofon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1938595041
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  • Genre : Books
  • On December 26th, 1990 Marguerite Elisofon gave birth to premature twins: Samantha and Matthew. Marguerite and her husband soon noticed their daughter lagged behind her brother in ways that scared them. Samantha, they learned, was on the autistic spectrum. Most "experts" weren't optimistic about her chances for leading a normal life and prepared the Elisofons for the worst. But Marguerite and her family refused to accept these limitations. Twenty-three challenging years later, Samantha graduated from Pace University . . . cum laude! In My Picture Perfect Family, Marguerite tells her family's courageous story. At the end of the twentieth century, when the current supports for children on the autistic spectrum did not exist, Marguerite and her family pioneered their own path. They encountered "special" schools with questionable methods, naysayers telling them to lower their expectations, as well as their own worst fears of what Samantha --and their family--might become. But nothing could shake Marguerite's determination to hold her family together, and nothing could deter Samantha's tremendous persistence, boundless energy and drive to succeed. Addressing not only her disabilities but also her talents, the Elisofons discovered Samantha was a lyrical soprano with perfect pitch. They encouraged Samantha to take singing lessons at age ten, and she gradually developed a strong enough voice to perform the national anthem at Pace University's 2014 freshman convocation. When you hear about autism, it's often the extreme cases. But the vast majority of individuals lie somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Marguerite's memoir is an inspiring account of how an "ordinary" family faced the challenges of raising a child with disabilities and achieved extraordinary results. My Picture Perfect Family is a universal story about the struggles and successes of a family determined to leave no child behind. It's a tale of unconditional love, a portrait of authentic parenthood, and a message of hope to all families. Most of all, it's a true story about never giving up on your child, or your famil.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Catherine Clark
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780061957406
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Order # 081582 Name: Emily Matthias Phone: Call me anytime! Date: I’d love one! Print Quantity: Um, a billion? I need pictures of everyone and everything. It’s the Outer Banks—everything is photogenic here. Especially Blake. And Spencer. Size: 3 x 5 4 x 6 5 x 7 8 x 10 They’re tall. And handsome. Oh, you mean the photos? Film: Color B & W Actually, yes, this summer would make an excellent movie. Single/Double: Starting the vacation single. But maybe I’ll find Prints Charming!

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Amy Baker
  • Publisher : New Growth Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781939946386
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  • Genre : Religion
  • As a culture, we have a love-hate relationship with perfectionism. We reward perfectionists for their insistence on setting high standards and their tireless efforts to achieve them. But psychologists link perfectionism with a host of problematic behaviors ranging from eating disorders to risk aversion to workaholism. Perfectionism is a crushing burden that can leave us angry, anxious, and paralyzed. Is the solution just to “lighten up”? In Picture Perfect, counselor and author Amy Baker challenges the popular notion that perfectionists need to lower their standards. After carefully examining Scripture and drawing from 25 years of counseling experience, Baker concludes, “The problem is not that our standards are too high and we just need to lighten up. The problem is that God’s instruction to be perfect in Matthew 5:48 doesn’t lead us to see how desperately we need him and drive us to our perfect Savior.” Helping readers to dig beneath the frustration of perfectionism, Baker exposes what drives our perfectionism and shows how Christ’s perfection changes our motives, beliefs, desires, fears, anxieties, and goals. Readers will discover that only God’s grace can transform the aching “not enough” of perfectionism into the overflowing abundance of faith.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Alessandra Thomas
  • Publisher : Leigh Ann Kopans
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9781483918433
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fashion design major Cat Mitchell has a closet full of gorgeous clothes - and not a single thing fits. After two years of runway modeling for easy cash, an accident shattered her lower leg bone and her self-esteem in just one swift fall. Ten months of no exercise, prescription steroids, comfort eating and yoga pants meant returning to campus as a size twelve instead of her former size two. When her gorgeous long-time friend with benefits sees her for the first time after her accident and snubs her in front of all her friends, Cat’s self-image hits rock bottom. Her sorority sisters all insist that she looks gorgeous, but all Cat sees is the roll of her stomach when she sits down, or the dimpling at the back of her thighs that wasn't there last year. Cat’s therapist prescribes something radical to stop the downward spiral - nude modeling for a nearby college's human form drawing classes. When Cat faces her fears and bares it all for the class, she realizes that she's posing naked in front the most gorgeous, buffest guy she's ever seen in her life. He asks her out after the class, and after one steamy night and six weeks of perfect dates together, Cat's absolutely smitten. But when Cat goes home with Nate for Thanksgiving, she discovers something shocking from his recent past that proves that he hasn’t always been so encouraging of women of all shapes and sizes. Cat has no idea what to think, but she does know one thing - this might destroy their relationship before it's even had a chance to get off the ground. Before Cat can figure out whether the real Nate is the sensitive, adoring guy she fell in love with, or an undercover asshole, she'll have to finally feel comfortable in her own skin - even if it means leaving him forever. (This book contains sex and adult language.)

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    More Picture-perfect Science Lessons
  • Author : Karen Rohrich Ansberry,Emily Rachel Morgan
  • Publisher : NSTA Press
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9781933531120
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Education
  • Using a common format for teaching inquiry-based science, offers fifteen lessons for students in grades K-4 that use picture books to increase understanding of scientific subjects.

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    Picture-perfect STEM Lessons, K-2
  • Author : Emily Rachel Morgan,Karen Rohrich Ansberry
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1681403285
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  • Genre : Picture books for children
  • Read and download full book Picture-perfect STEM Lessons, K-2

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    Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story
  • Author : Shanna Hogan
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250011008
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : True Crime
  • The New York Times Bestseller by Shanna Hogan, Picture Perfect is the true crime chronicle of Jodi Arias. A DEVOTED BACHELOR Travis Alexander was a handsome, hard-working, practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona. His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone, especially the ladies. So when he was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community. Who could have done something so sinister? A DEADLY OBSESSION But soon a suspect was singled out—Jodi Arias. A beautiful, aspiring photographer, Jodi had been in a long-distance relationship with Travis the year before. But Travis wasn't interested in a serious commitment; he was seeing several women during that time. When he broke up with her, that didn't stop Jodi from leaving California, moving to just a few miles away from Travis's home, and inserting herself into his daily life. Investigators found one piece of startling evidence in Travis's home that implicated Jodi. But in a bizarre turn of events, Jodi would claim self-defense. Was she a victim—or a devious femme fatale? With 8 pages of chilling photos

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Fern Michaels
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781420136586
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Fans of romantic suspense will fall hard for this story” from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Sisterhood novels (A Love So True). Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to camping with her seven-year-old nephew, Davey. It’s a chance to let the fragile, sheltered boy spend time away from his nervous, overprotective parents, and have the adventure he’s always wanted. But in the lush woods, Lorrie never imagines they are not alone—or that their idyllic trip will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival . . . In one terrifying moment, Davey disappears. The local police find no trace of him, and a desperate Lorrie turns to the one man who can help: FBI agent Stuart Sanders. Now, the hunt is on for a child growing weaker by the minute—and a cruel predator whose twisted game of cat-and-mouse has only just begun . . . “A heart-pounding romantic thriller . . . as fast paced and exciting as always.”—Booklist Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels “Prose so natural that it seems you are witnessing a story rather than reading about it.”—Los Angeles Sunday Times “Michaels just keeps getting better and better with each book . . . She never disappoints.”—RT Book Reviews “A knockout story.”—Publishers Weekly

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Elaine Marie Alphin
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781467766029
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Ian Slater's best friend, Teddy, suddenly vanishes, it's up to Ian to find out what happened. He and Teddy were supposed to take photographs together on the day Teddy disappeared—but Teddy never showed up. Rumors are flying, and everyone looks to Ian for answers. Has Teddy run away, searching for the father he's never met? Or has something more sinister happened? Ian doesn't know, and he can't quite remember everything that happened the day Teddy vanished. On top of that, he keeps having terrifying dreams and hearing strange voices. People are starting to say he's acting strangely, and the sheriff keeps questioning him. As Ian tries to hold it all together and search for clues to Teddy's disappearance, he strives to present those around him with the picture of a normal kid. But the more he finds out, the less he understands. How well does he really know Teddy? How well does he even know himself?

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    Picture Perfect Food
  • Author : Joanie Simon
  • Publisher : Page Street Publishing
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781645672562
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Photography
  • Shoot Stunning, Professional Food Photography that Looks Good Enough to Eat! Snapping unbelievably gorgeous food photos has never been simpler than with Picture Perfect Food, your all-in-one guide to delicious-looking images from prolific photographer and educator, Joanie Simon. Whether you’re an up-and-coming food blogger, looking to break into commercial photography or capturing food just for fun (and your Instagram account), this approachable collection of tutorials will have you taking tantalizing and tasty shots with every snap of the shutter. No matter if you’re using your phone, your fanciest DSLR or any camera in between, you’ll gain complete confidence as you expand your technical knowledge and grow your artistic eye, creating awe-inspiring images that dazzle the senses. With her cheerful teaching style, Joanie walks you through each element of a masterful food photo in chapters devoted to Camera Settings, Light and Shadow, Story, Props Styling, Composition, Food Styling and Finding Inspiration. Learn how to find the best light in your house for standout shots and to delve into the shadows to create a moody and mesmerizing atmosphere; discover how to compose the elements in your scenes through color theory and visual weight for unforgettable images that capture and hold the eye; and uncover the secrets of styling sensational salads and stunning soups and keeping your cool when shooting frozen foods, among other essential tricks of the trade. With camera in hand and Joanie’s expert guidance at your fingertips, tackle every photography challenge with confidence and take your food photos from meh to mouthwatering in no time.

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    Picture Perfect Lighting
  • Author : Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher : Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781681981062
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  • Genre : Photography
  • Read and download full book Picture Perfect Lighting

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    Picture Perfect Posing
  • Author : Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher : New Riders
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780133742305
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Photography
  • Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their newfound knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, Picture Perfect Practice, a breakout success. In Picture Perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. For many photographers, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, a portrait can still easily be a failure if the pose is not natural, elegant, and serving the needs of both the subject and the photographer. Instead of just showing page after page of poses–like most posing books on the market–Roberto actually breaks down the concept of posing by examining the anatomy, starting with the core foundation: the spinal chord and neck. Building from there, Roberto discusses every component of what makes poses work, as well as fail. How should the model hold her hands? Bend her elbows? Position her fingers? Should the model look toward or away from the camera, and why? It all depends on what the photographer wants for the shot, and Roberto discusses the entire process, from the intent of the photographer through the execution of the pose. For those who have been discouraged by an inability to pose their subjects, or who have simply not known where to start in order to "figure it out," Picture Perfect Posing is the essential resource they need to learn how posing truly works, and how they can learn to direct the exact pose they need for the shot they want.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Kathy Schmitz
  • Publisher : That Patchwork Place
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 168356040X
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  • Genre : Decoration and ornament
  • "The 16 little sewing and embroidery designs in this book were created to stitch up quickly and easily for immediate results! Also included are several examples of ways these tiny stitcheries can be used"--

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    Picture Perfect?
  • Author : Kordale Lewis
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1311745165
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Gay parents
  • It was just a selfie. At least, that's what Kordale Lewis thought when he snapped a picture of him and his partner caught in their morning ritual of brushing their daughters' hair. But when he followed the precedent of his straight-couple friends and posted the family photo on his social media accounts, he did not anticipate the response. The image0́4two gay, black dads parenting their young daughters like, God forbid, any other couple0́4went viral. Kordale and Kaleb were instantly overwhelmed with the overnight backlash of negativity and the warmth of support that came with their worldwide Internet recognition.If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the viral buzz that surrounded the photo only scratches the surface. Picture Perfect? is an honest, soul-bearing memoir that pulls back the curtain on the story behind a family picture that went viral. With inspiring candor, Kordale Lewis describes his struggles with childhood sexual abuse, a drug-addicted mother, suicide, the trials teen fatherhood, and more. His story provides a bold challenge for readers to redefine their own meaning of a perfect family.

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    Picture Perfect Frame
  • Author : Lynn Cahoon
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781516103065
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the newest cozy caper in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Tourist Trap series, a new art studio has opened in the coastal California town of South Cove—but it’s about to turn into a crime scene. . . As the owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner likes to support other Main Street businesses, so she attends a paint-and-sip event where, sadly, her brushstrokes look more like blobs. It’s still a fun night of DIY crafts and full glasses of wine though—except for a disruption by a couple doing more sipping than painting. Jill’s police-detective boyfriend is on alert, but when a designated driver volunteers to take the drunken pair back to their bed and breakfast, everything seems resolved. Until the wife’s body turns up the next morning back in the studio. The victim, Nan, is from out of town, so it’s hard to imagine who’d have a motive aside from her spouse. Now, in between puzzling over her fortuneteller neighbor’s strange behavior, preparing for her best friend’s wedding, and pouring cups of java at the bookstore, Jill must uncover the secrets of Nan’s life and find out who wanted her out of the picture . . . Praise for Lynn Cahoon “I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.” —Dru’s Book Musings on the Tourist Trap Mysteries “Well-crafted . . . Cat and crew prove to be engaging characters and Cahoon does a stellar job of keeping them—and the reader—guessing.” —Mystery Scene on A Story to Kill

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Kiku Adatto
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781400824557
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • We say the camera doesn't lie, but we also know that pictures distort and deceive. In Picture Perfect, Kiku Adatto brilliantly examines the use and abuse of images today. Ranging from family albums to Facebook, political campaigns to popular movies, images of war to pictures of protest. Adatto reveals how the line between the person and the pose, the real and the fake, news and entertainment is increasingly blurred. New technologies make it easier than ever to capture, manipulate, and spread images. But even in the age of the Internet, we still seek authentic pictures and believe in the camera's promise to document, witness, and interpret our lives.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jen Renzi,Scott Sanders
  • Publisher : Pointed Leaf Press
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0982358512
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Architecture
  • With fun and flourish, Scott Sanders walks us through the step-by-step process of furnishing the new American family house-top to bottom, start to finish.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : D. Anne Love
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781442407251
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • So far, life for fourteen-year-old Phoebe Trask has been picture perfect. Her parents are successful; her older sister, Shyla, is on track to becoming the youngest lawyer in Texas; and her sixteen-year-old brother, Zane, the all-American best brother ever, is a star on the high school swim team. Then Phoebe's mother, Beth, becomes the traveling spokeswoman for Bee Beautiful Cosmetics, a job that keeps her away from home indefinitely, and Phoebe's father, a respected judge, finds himself embroiled in a trial that has the whole town choosing sides. What's more, the new next-door neighbor is a gorgeous widow who seems to want to take Beth's place in the family. All of a sudden Phoebe's once-solid family is on very shaky ground. In the year that follows, Phoebe is pushed to her limit as she struggles to cope with the changes in her life that just keep coming, ready or not -- and as she learns what it really means to love...and to forgive.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Evangeline Anderson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1623003067
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Punishment of Nicollet Jack Kemp, owner of the Lazy Z Ranch, is a man of strong passions. Dark passions, that he keeps firmly under wraps. He longs for a woman to understand his needs. A woman who won't mind being completely dominated, possessed...punished. From the moment she first set eyes on Jack, Nicollet knew she wanted to be his. Not his precious darlin', no matter that he's always been there for her. Not his friend, no matter that their love of horses and the Ranch gives them plenty in common. But his "woman." Nicky's been saving herself for Jack, and now, home from college, she's going to get him. But first she'll have to convince him she's not too young for him. Even if it means taking her punishment like a woman. Picture Perfect Ever since Melanie's mom married Kurt's dad she's had the hots for her gorgeous, off-limits stepbrother. Knowing that Kurt feels the same way doesn't help her lust but through an unspoken agreement they ignore their forbidden feelings. Then Kurt drives her to a modeling shoot for an exercise book and winds up volunteering to model as her partner. What neither of them know is that the exercises in the book are all sexual--a modern Kama Sutra. Melanie tries to ignore the sparks flying between her and Kurt, even when they have to get naked and pose for pictures that are both explicit and erotic. But how can she resist her sexy stepbrother? Will she and Kurt be able to keep from breaking the most forbidden taboo of all or will they give in to temptation in order to get every shot "Picture Perfect?" Best Kept Secrets Cassandra and Josh are xenobiologists. Traveling around the universe searching for new forms of life is exciting and Cass is never lonely because Josh is there. He is sweet, funny, kind and handsome...everything Cass has ever wanted in a man. But he's also her stepbrother. There's never been anything but normal affection between the two of them...until they encounter the truth plant of Svortza 6. The truth plant is said to have strange properties--it forces all who come in contact with it to act on their deepest emotions. Cass is skeptical of the rumors until Josh is sprayed with the plant's secretions and begins having fugue states where he is a mindless creature bent only on satisfying his sexual hunger. Now, trapped on an alien world, Cassandra is learning a lesson in submission and forbidden lust. She knows she must keep Josh's actions secret from him or he will hate himself forever. But some secrets are just too big to keep...

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    Perfect
  • Author : Max Amato
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780545829328
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A fussy eraser and a mischievous pencil spar in a picture book adventure.

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    Picture Perfect #13
  • Author : Sue Bentley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780698171763
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Orla is very excited about entering the local photo competition - especially since it's her chance to show that she can be as good at something as her sister. When she forgets to even take the lens cap off the camera, though, it isn't a good sign! But when little chocolate-brown kitten Flame comes into the picture, it looks like Orla's dreams of winning the competition might just come true . . .

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Debra White Smith
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0736916679
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • To escape a mysterious secret admirer, supermodel Kim Lan joins a mission outreach to Asia, but coordinator Mick O'Donnell's vision for a quiet, sincere offer of aid is threatened by Kim's celebrity. When Kim's "secret admirer" reveals he's close by, Kim desperately searches for someone she can trust.

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    Wild, Beautiful Places
  • Author : National Geographic
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781426217524
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Travel
  • National Geographic photography captures the world's most remote, exotic places in this visually stunning travel book full of scenic wonders to experience. Highlighting 50 of Earth’s most pristine, scenic locales, this beautiful book is illustrated with stunning images, coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel information. The book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic photographers share some of their favorite shots from around the world and explain how they got them, and historical photos culled from National Geographic’s hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places.

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    Picture-perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5
  • Author : Emily Rachel Morgan,Karen Rohrich Ansberry
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 1681403315
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Picture books for children
  • For teachers eager to integrate STEM into their school day, Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons is an exciting development. This book's 15 kid-friendly lessons convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world. They embed reading-comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects and English language arts through high-quality picture books. You'll help your 3-5 students engage in STEM activities while learning to read and reading to learn. This volume of Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons for the upper-elementary grades uses a remarkable variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension strategies. For example, you can pique students' interest with The Inventor's Secret; An Ambush of Tigers; and Trash to Treasure: A Kid's Upcycling Guide to Trash. Then, through the accompanying lessons, you can teach ways to plan and carry out investigations; analyze and interpret data; and construct explanations and design solutions. Along the way, your students will invent toy cars, learn how scientists use technology to track individual animals within larger groups, figure out how to reduce plastic pollution, and tackle other real-world projects. Engaging fiction and nonfiction books plus 15 hands-on lessons add up to perfect ways to learn about the interdependence of the STEM areas. Along with these new lessons come the easy-to-use features that have made Picture-Perfect a bestselling series for more than a dozen years: Fiction and nonfiction book pairs Background reading, materials lists, student pages, and assessments for each lesson Connections to science standards and the Common Core State Standards for both English language arts and mathematics. Picture-Perfect STEM is a powerful tool for guiding instruction. You'll love how effective this book is, and your students will love learning about STEM.

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    Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Shopper's Guide
  • Author : Howard M. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1579544169
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Explains how to read and interpret food labels, how to stock a pantry, and how to make the best food selections in the grocery story in a guide that includes helpful charts, brand-name recommendations, and informative sidebars.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : P.G. Kain
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781416997900
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A teen actress has to wonder: In the cutthroat world of commercial modeling and acting, can a happy family be reality? On camera, it’s easy to be part of a perfect family: A director has hand-picked your parents after a week of callbacks, and the right things to say are printed on cue cards. Off camera, reality is a bit more complicated. Cassie Herold knows her parents are having problems. Her dad basically lives on the road and sees her more on TV than he does in real life. Her mom, a math professor who would rather balance an equation than get a manicure, is nothing like the energetic, perfectly groomed f.m.’s (fake moms) she sees at auditions for everything from snack cakes to energy water. If only Cassie could get her real life to be a bit more like her commercial life, then maybe she could get a date with Rory Roberts—the cutest boy in both the commercial and the real world. But will her family ever get back on track and be picture perfect?

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    Not So Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jan Eliot
  • Publisher : Syndicated Cartoon Stone Soup
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 0967410258
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Humor
  • A collection of the popular syndicated cartoon highlights the hazards of being a single parent.

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jill Zimmerman Rutledge
  • Publisher : Health Communications, Inc.
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780757306075
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Discusses how to deal with negative feelings about body image, sharing tips and uplifting stories about girls struggling with self-esteem who have gone on to feel better about who they are.