New Release Books by Alison Bell

Alison Bell is the author of The Vital Dead (2022), A Stroke of Help (2017), Zibby Payne and the Party Problem (2010), Zibby Payne and the Trio Trouble (2010) and other 19 books.

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The Vital Dead

release date: Jan 01, 2022
The Vital Dead
"This book builds on recent anthropological work to explore the social and cultural dynamics of cemetery practice and its transformation over generations in Virginia''s Shenandoah Valley. Anthropologist Alison Bell finds that people are using material culture-images and epitaphs on grave markers, as well as objects they leave on graves-to assert and maintain relationships and fight against alienation. She draws on fieldwork, interviews, archival sources, and disciplinary insights to show how cemeteries both reveal and participate in the grassroots cultural work of crafting social connections, assessing the transcendental durability of the deceased person, and asserting particular cultural values. The book''s chapters range across cemetery types, focusing on African American burials, grave sites of institutionalized individuals, and modern community memorials"--

A Stroke of Help

release date: Mar 10, 2017
A Stroke of Help
Phillip Bell takes you through his experience of recovery after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke and several complications the stroke caused. His faith and belief in God''s healing power is illustrated as he survived a ruptured artery in his brain, brain surgery, the stroke, concussion and three grand mal seizures.

Zibby Payne and the Party Problem

release date: Jun 11, 2010
Zibby Payne and the Party Problem
Zibby can''t believe her "friends" are turning their birthday bashes into exclusive events by handing out special party privileges to a select few. Zibby decides to have her own party with an open invitation policy, which lands her in one tricky predicament.

Zibby Payne and the Trio Trouble

release date: Jun 11, 2010
Zibby Payne and the Trio Trouble
Zibby''s new best friend Gertrude and old best friend Sarah can''t stand each other, so Zibby swings into action with Operation Friendship.

Zibby Payne & the Trio Trouble

release date: Apr 22, 2008
Zibby Payne & the Trio Trouble
Zibby befriends Gertrude, the new girl in school, but when Gertrude and Zibby''s best friend Sarah fight, Zibby must choose whom she wants to remain friends with.

Zibby Payne and the Drama Trauma

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Zibby Payne and the Drama Trauma
Total Tomboy Zibby Payne stars in the sixth grade musical but will she ruin the show to avoid an on-stage kiss?

Zibby Payne & the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Zibby Payne & the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment
Can Total Tomboy Zibby Payne stay true to herself and still keep her best friend?

Fearless Fashion

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Fearless Fashion
Examines seven of today''s popular looks, including the punk rock look and skater style, and includes short histories of when the looks went into style.

Reality Check

release date: Jan 01, 2001

How to Analyze Handwriting to Reveal the Innermost Secrets of Personality!

release date: Jan 01, 1995
How to Analyze Handwriting to Reveal the Innermost Secrets of Personality!
An introduction to graphology explains what the differences in handwriting styles can say about people and provides handwriting examples by popular celebrities

Zibby Payne & the Party Problem

release date: Jun 01, 2010
Zibby Payne & the Party Problem
Everyone''s favorite Total Tomboy, Zibby Payne, is back, with more of her precarious, and hilarious, navigation of the ups and downs of sixth grade. Zibby can''t believe ''''friends'''' like Amber and Savannah are turning their birthday bashes into exclusive events, handing out special invitations to a select few. It''s not that Zibby actually wants any dumb party privileges but this is just plain rude! Zibby decides to have her own shindig - which will of course be The Best Party Ever - and comes up with a new mantra; ''''A party for all, and all for the party!'''' But can Zibby really invite everyone? Even the boys? Even classmates that she''s not really friends with? Zibby''s open invitation policy lands her in one tricky party predicament!

Zibby Payne and the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment

release date: Dec 01, 2009
Zibby Payne and the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment
When Zibby Payne meets her friends on the first day of school, she can''t believe her friends have changed into skirts and wearing makeup. Zibby decides to become a tomboy.

50 Nifty Super Scary Crafts and Things to Do

release date: Jan 01, 1996
50 Nifty Super Scary Crafts and Things to Do
Gives instructions for making fifty scary crafts, such as shrunken head pen decorators and blood spattered gift wrap, that would be appropriate for Halloween.

Your Body, Yourself

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Your Body, Yourself
Discusses the various physical changes that come with adolescence in girls

Zibby Payne & The Red Carpet Revolt

release date: Dec 01, 2009
Zibby Payne & The Red Carpet Revolt
ZIBBY PAYNE & RED CARPET REVOLT: The fifth book in the Zibby Payne series..... Sixth-grade sensation Zibby Payne is back! This time, Zibby''s sometimes-friend - but more often rival - Amber volunteers to lead etiquette classes to make the sixth graders behave properly in public. But Amber''s idea of ''''proper'''' is Zibby''s idea of snooty! The girls learn how to do things like use a fish fork and curtsy like royalty. Ugh - Amber is turning them all into a bunch of mindless princesses! Don''t get her wrong, it''s not that Zibby''s a fan of bad manners. It''s just that she knows Amber''s ''''Etiquette Uprising'''' is based on the wrong things: appearances and material objects. Ready to show off her prodigies, Amber decides to throw a glitzy gala that would put the Academy Awards to shame. Will Zibby have to follow the red carpet rules?

The Dream Scene

release date: Jan 01, 1994
The Dream Scene
An in-depth look at dream interpretation; also discusses nightmares, famous dreams throughout history, and daydreaming.

50 Nifty Frightening Things to Do and Make

release date: Jan 01, 1993
50 Nifty Frightening Things to Do and Make
Gives instructions for making fifty scary crafts, such as shrunken head pen decorators and blood spattered gift wrap, that would be appropriate for Halloween.

Zibby Payne and the Red Carpet Revolt

release date: Sep 01, 2008
Zibby Payne and the Red Carpet Revolt
Zibby''s rival, Amber, volunteers to teach etiquette classes to her fellow sixth graders and throws a gala to show off what her classmates have learned, but Zibby thinks Amber is just being snooty and doesn''t want to participate.

Supporting the Curriculum: an Investigation Into the Provision of Learning Resources in Secondary School Libraries, with an Examination of the Potential of Free Resources (with Particular Reference to the Five Local Education

release date: Jan 01, 1994

The Issues for Young People Post 16 with Additional Needs in College

release date: Jan 01, 2015

An Ergonomic Analysis of Vacuum Cleaning Tasks Using Observational Risk Assessment Tools

release date: Jan 01, 2008

Traces of Negotiation

release date: Jan 01, 2005
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