New Release Books by James Riley

James Riley is the author of Story Thieves (2015), Once Upon the End (2013), Twice Upon a Time (2013), The Bad Trip (2019), Mapping Out Curriculum in Your Church (2012) and other 154 books.

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Story Thieves

release date: Jan 20, 2015
Story Thieves
This “clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) is the first in the New York Times bestselling series from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy. Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores. But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany’s half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character. Bethany can’t let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen makes her a deal: All she has to do is take him into a book in Owen’s favorite Kiel Gnomenfoot series, and he’ll never say a word. Besides, visiting the book might help Bethany find her father… …Or it might just destroy the Kiel Gnomenfoot series, reveal Bethany’s secret to the entire world, and force Owen to live out Kiel Gnomenfoot’s final (very final) adventure.

Once Upon the End

release date: May 07, 2013
Once Upon the End
Will there be happily ever after? Don’t miss the fractured-fairy tale conclusion to the action-packed and humor-filled Half Upon a Time trilogy! Jack and May have gone their separate ways, and each is now set on course to fulfill their destiny…or are they? Nothing is ever quite as it seems in the world of fairy tales, and the two friends are in for some huge surprises as they prepare to battle the Wicked Queen once and for all. Knights, fairy godmothers, giants, and beanstalks—all come together in this thrilling and hilarious conclusion to the Half Upon a Time trilogy!

Twice Upon a Time

release date: Apr 16, 2013
Twice Upon a Time
Jack, of the village of Giant's Hand, is now accompanied by a prince as he continues trying to help a reluctant princess find her family, while also attempting to save a city full of fairies from a nameless curse.

The Bad Trip

release date: Aug 08, 2019
The Bad Trip
'A history that makes perfect sense when the sky is falling down.' - The Sunday Times The Sixties, for many, was a time of new ideas, freedom, and renewed hope - from the civil rights movement to Woodstock. But towards the end of 1969 and the start of the 1970s, everything seemed to implode. The Manson murders, the tragic events of the Rolling Stones concert at Altamont and the appearance of the Zodiac Killer all called a halt to the progress of a glorious decade. At the end of the Sixties, the hippie dream died - or so the story goes. In The Bad Trip, James Riley descends into the underworld of the Sixties to reveal the dark side of the counterculture. He explores the seam of apocalyptic thinking that had lain hidden beneath the decade's psychedelic utopianism all along. Moving between Britain and America, this is a magical mystery tour that shows just how different our concept of 'the Sixties' is from the reality of the period. A brilliant and trenchant cultural history published 50 years after the action - drawing on interviews with key figures from the music, art, and film scenes of the late 1960s and early 1970s in the US and UK.

Mapping Out Curriculum in Your Church

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Mapping Out Curriculum in Your Church
Taking into account biblical, theological, and historical perspectives, leading ministry and education professionals identify the best approach to curriculum formation for the local church, using the metaphor of mapmaking throughout.

Regimental History of the First New York Dragoons (Originally the 130th N.Y. Vol. Infantry) During Three Years of Active Service in the Great Civil War

release date: Oct 31, 2018
Regimental History of the First New York Dragoons (Originally the 130th N.Y. Vol. Infantry) During Three Years of Active Service in the Great Civil War
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An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce

release date: Oct 25, 2018
An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce
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Early Travelers to Fort Wayne

Early Travelers to Fort Wayne
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Half Upon a Time

release date: Sep 07, 2010
Half Upon a Time
May, a "regular" girl, suddenly finds herself in a fantasy world where she meets Jack, who is trying to repair his family's reputation since his father stole those beans from the giant, and together they embark on a hilarious adventure.

Story Thieves Collection Books 1-3 (Bookmark inside!)

release date: Oct 24, 2017
Story Thieves Collection Books 1-3 (Bookmark inside!)
Characters from the real and fictional worlds cross paths in the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves series—now available as a collectible paperback boxed set! Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores. But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climbs out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany’s half-fictional so she can jump into any book she wants. AND she can take anyone with her! Including Owen!!! Jump into this action-packed adventure with the first three books in the series! This boxed set includes paperback editions of Story Thieves, Stolen Chapters, and Secret Origins.

They Call Him Skinner

release date: Oct 17, 2017
They Call Him Skinner
Fifteen-year-old James "Skinner" O'Brien has one dream in life. He wants a farm of his own in the lush San Joaquin Valley of California. He hopes his best friend, Sordi, will be his neighbor and that the amazing Sarah Jane will be something more. Before Skinner can come close to reaching his dream, he'll have to survive his adolescence! The year is 1920, and the streets of the rough town of Butte, Montana, are no place for the weak. Skinner, determined to help his impoverished family make a little more money and save up for a down payment on a farm, begins to sell newspapers. Plenty of other boys are doing the same thing, and Skinner will soon realize that the newspaper business is a lot more dangerous than people might think. As the wily young man dodges rival newsboys, gang members, and a sadistic sixteen-year-old, he will discover the truth about his abilities and find a new dream worth cherishing. At his side are the loyal Sordi, the beautiful Sarah Jane, the kindly Mrs. Camp, and bona fide Cherokee spirits willing to help in any way they can. Will Skinner rise above Butte before the town can beat him down?

Practicing Christian Education

release date: Jul 18, 2017
Practicing Christian Education
This accessible introduction to the broad scope of Christian education focuses on its practice in the local church. Two leading experts argue that Christian education encompasses all of the intentional practices of the local church, including worship, mission, sacraments, and teaching. They explore Christian education not only as a field of study but as a vital congregational ministry, showing how congregations can engage in discipleship and formation for spiritual growth. The book features exercises and other pedagogical devices and includes reflection questions and suggestions for further reading.

The Moral World of James

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Moral World of James
In The Moral World of James, James Riley Strange compares the moral system in the Epistle of James with other Greco-Roman and Judaic texts. The author of the epistle prescribed moral practices in a world in which other people, both pagan and Jewish, had long been expressing similar concerns, and more would continue to take up the task centuries after Christianity was well established in the Roman Empire. In this fresh and thick analysis, Strange's systemic comparison of texts (among them works of Plato, Plutarch, Epictetus, and Aelius Aristides, as well as Greek Magical Papyri, tractates of the Mishnah, and the Community Rule of the Dead Sea Scrolls) reveals how James's vision of a distinctive way of community life was both part of and distinct from the moral and religious systems among which it emerged.

Process Engineering Economics

release date: Aug 26, 2003
Process Engineering Economics
This reference outlines the fundamental concepts and strategies for economic assessments for informed management decisions in industry. The book illustrates how to prepare capital cost and operating expense estimates, profitability analyses, and feasibility studies, and how to execute sensitivity and uncertainty assessments. From financial reports to opportunity costs and engineering trade-offs, Process Engineering Economics considers a wide range of alternatives for profitable investing and for projecting outcomes in various chemical and engineering fields. It also explains how to monitor costs, finances, and economic limitations at every stage of chemical project design, preparation, and evaluation.

A Theology for Christian Education

release date: Jan 01, 2008
A Theology for Christian Education
What is “Christian” about Christian education; how is it different from on-Christian education? A Theology for Christian Education examines this question in depth and argues that the doctrines of systematic theology should drive the content, purpose, and methods of the educational program of the c hurch. The book states: “Christian education is distinct from other kinds of education in that its aim is the transformation of the whole person into the likeness of Christ (Col. 1 :28). Christian education is the process of accomplishing this aim.” A Theology for Christian Education dedicates chapters to examining particular doctrines and their implications for Christian education. It is the only serious academic text to offer a systematic presentation of the intersection of theology and Christian education from a conservative evangelical perspective.

Math Challenge

release date: May 01, 2004
Math Challenge
Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Super Large Sudoku

release date: Feb 01, 2006
Super Large Sudoku
The next book in Good Year's Sudoku series

Sufferings in Africa

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Sufferings in Africa
Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered their beached belongings. They would be captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, herded across the Sahara Desert, beaten, forced to witness astounding brutalities, sold into slavery, and starved. Riley watched most of his crew die one by one, killed off by cruelty or caprice, as his own weight dropped from 240 pounds to a mere 90 at his rescue. First published in 1817, this dramatic saga soon became a national bestseller with over a million copies sold. Even today, it is rare to find a narrative that illuminates the degradations of slave existence with such brutal honesty.

Analytical Model of Metal-plate-connected Wood Truss Joint Stiffness

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Analytical Model of Metal-plate-connected Wood Truss Joint Stiffness
To validate the results of the analytical joint model, thirty-three metal-plate-connected joints were tested. Tension splices and heel joints, constructed out of Spruce-Pine-Fir and Southern Yellow Pine, were subjected to concentric loading and combined axial and bending loads. The experimental axial and rotational stiffness values, calculated from the test data, were compared to the theoretical stiffness values predicted by the model. The theoretical results were within 10% of the experimental values.

Super Variety Sudoku

release date: Feb 01, 2006
Super Variety Sudoku
The next book in Good Year's Sudoku series

The Half Upon a Time Trilogy

release date: Jan 28, 2014
The Half Upon a Time Trilogy
It’s a fantasy come true: all three books in the hilarious fractured fairy tale trilogy by James Riley, available together in a box set! This complete boxed set of the Half Upon a Time trilogy tells the story of Jack, as in, son of the infamous Jack who stole the magic beans from the giant. He is working hard to restore his family’s reputation and finds the perfect opportunity when a “princess” lands in front of him, apparently from the land of Punk (as her sweatshirt implies). May is actually from our world and confused to find herself in the midst of the fairy tale characters she has read about. It soon turns out that May and Jack have more in common than they could have known—and together, they'll embark on a hilarious and wild adventure involving knights, fairy godmothers, giants, and—of course—beanstalks!

Helping Children with Mathematics

release date: Aug 01, 1995
Helping Children with Mathematics
Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

REGIMENTAL HIST OF THE 1ST NEW

release date: Aug 27, 2016
REGIMENTAL HIST OF THE 1ST NEW
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Once Upon Another Time

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Once Upon Another Time
Storybook characters collide in this first book in a new trilogy of twisted fairy tales from New York Times bestselling author James Riley, set in the world of his popular Half Upon a Time series—perfect for fans of Fablehaven and Chris Colfer’s A Tale of Magic series! Five and a half feet might seem pretty tall for a twelve-year-old, but it’s not when your parents are giants. Lena has kept the fact that she’s a tiny giant secret, using magic to grow when out in the giant village. But hiding who she is has always felt wrong, even though she knows the other giants might not accept her. Fortunately, Lena has friends down in the Cursed City who understand that looking different doesn’t make her less of a giant. Someone who knows not to judge by appearances is Jin, a young genie currently serving one thousand and thirty-eight years of genie training that requires him to fulfill the wish of whoever holds his magical ring. In Jin’s case, it’s the power-hungry Golden King. At least the king only has two wishes left, one of which is for Jin to go to the Cursed City and capture its protector, the Last Knight—one of Lena’s closest friends. What Lena and Jin don’t know is how close the Golden King’s plans are to coming together, between his dark magic and his horrible Faceless knights. If Jin does find the Last Knight and bring him to the Golden King, why, that could doom the entire fairy-tale world. …This sounds like it’ll end badly, doesn’t it?

Physical Characteristics of the Snow Cover, Fort Greely, Alaska, 1966-67

Physical Characteristics of the Snow Cover, Fort Greely, Alaska, 1966-67
Observations were made at 19 sites in and around the Fort Greely Military Reservation in Alaska during the winter of 1966-67 to obtain data on the depth and physical properties of the snow cover. Snowfall in 1966-67 totaled 245 cm, which was more than 2-1/2 times the seasonal normal. Maximum snow depths of 80 to 100 cm were observed in a major portion of the reservation. Measurements at nine sites showed that the snow density at Fort Greely was generally light; e.g., the average density in the forest did not exceed 0.24 g/cu cm. However, exceptions such as at Jarvis Creek, where the density averaged 0.33 g/cu cm, could be expected. On the average, less snow falls at Fort Greely than at other interior Alaskan locations; but the average density of the snow cover at all interior Alaska sites is quite light. Relationships between snow-cover properties and climate were tested using data collected at Fort Greely. The results substantiated the relationships between (1) snow hardness and snow density measurements and (2) average snow densities with average windspeed and air temperatures. Snow temperature measurements at Fort Greely showed that the snow in the forest was colder than at exposed sites, primarily because the average air temperature within the forest canopy was lower than that in the open area. (Author).

Muttock

release date: Aug 07, 2015
Muttock
In 1774 and 1775 the Loyalist Oliver family fled patriotic Middleborough mobs for the safety of Boston, leaving behind an industrial complex at Muttock that was one of the most productive in Massachusetts. Confiscated by the state, the former Oliver Iron Works were revitalized and expanded during the first half of the 19th century bringing prosperity to the surrounding village and its residents. The abandonment of shovel-making in the 1850s, however, led to the rapid decline of Muttock which remained forgotten for a century until the 1960s when Oliver Mill Park was created.An anthology of the best historical writings about Muttock as well as a guidebook to the history and architecture of the district, Muttock: Middleborough's Revolutionary Village tells the fascinating story of a colonial New England village wracked by Revolutionary turmoil and 19th century industrial decline and how it was rediscovered a century later.
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