New Release Books by Alison Bell

Alison Bell is the author of A Stroke of Help (2017), Zibby Payne and the Trio Trouble (2010), Zibby Payne and the Party Problem (2010), Zibby Payne & the Party Problem (2010) and other 17 books.

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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 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 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 & 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 & 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?

Let's Party!

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Let's Party!
"A party-planning guide for tweens packed with creative theme ideas, tasty recipes, and fun quizzes."

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

Fearless Fashion

release date: Oct 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The Vital Dead

release date: Oct 08, 2021
The Vital Dead
What can a cemetery tell us about the social and cultural dynamics of a place and time? Anthropologist Alison Bell suggests that cemeteries participate in the grassroots cultural work of crafting social connections, even as they test the transcendental durability of the deceased person and provide a measure of a culture''s values. In The Vital Dead, Bell applies this framework to the communities of Virginia''s Shenandoah Valley and the cemeteries that have both claimed them and, paradoxically, sustained them. Bell surveys objects left on graves, images and epitaphs on grave markers, and other artifacts of material culture to suggest a landscape of symbols maintaining relationships across the threshold of death. She explores cemetery practice and its transformation over time and largely presents her interpretations as a struggle against alienation. Rich in evocative examples both contemporary and historical, Bell''s analysis stems from fieldwork interviews, archival sources, and recent anthropological theory. The book''s chapters range across cemetery types, focusing on African American burials, the grave sites of institutionalized individuals, and modern community memorials. Ultimately, The Vital Dead is an account of how lives, both famous and forgotten, become transformed and energized through the communities and things they leave behind to produce profound and unexpected narratives of mortality. Bell''s deft storytelling coupled with skill for scholarly analysis make for a fascinating and emotionally moving read. Groundbreaking in its approach, The Vital Dead makes important contributions to cemetery and material culture studies, as well as the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, geography, and folklore.

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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