Sleep is the last thing on the minds of this sister and brother who are about to meet some strange, beautiful and quite questionable characters! Follow them and the clues as they look for Annie the Amazing Angelfish while weathering winds, summoning superpowers, forging friendships and fending off foes fathoms below the foamy surface of the surging seas. "The Zealous Zebecs from the Midnight Ocean's Zenith" joins an imaginative story with intense alliteration, and engages children in a seek-and-find to celebrate the spoken sound of the written word. Each letter of the alphabet creates a humorous symphony of sounds and encourages the child and their loved ones to experience language together. Zebecs.com
Author: Martin Lindstrom
Publisher: Crown Business
How much do we know about why we buy? What truly influences our decisions in today‚Äôs message-cluttered world? An eye-grabbing advertisement, a catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? Or do our buying decisions take place below the surface, so deep within our subconscious minds, we‚Äôre barely aware of them? In BUYOLOGY, Lindstrom presents the astonishing findings from his groundbreaking, three-year, seven-million-dollar neuromarketing study, a cutting-edge experiment that peered inside the brains of 2,000 volunteers from all around the world as they encountered various ads, logos, commercials, brands, and products. His startling results shatter much of what we have long believed about what seduces our interest and drives us to buy. Among the questions he explores: Does sex actually sell? To what extent do people in skimpy clothing and suggestive poses persuade us to buy products? Despite government bans, does subliminal advertising still surround us ‚Äď from bars to highway billboards to supermarket shelves? Can ‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ brands, like iPods, trigger our mating instincts? Can other senses ‚Äď smell, touch, and sound - be so powerful as to physically arouse us when we see a product? Do companies copy from the world of religion and create rituals ‚Äď like drinking a Corona with a lime ‚Äď to capture our hard-earned dollars? Filled with entertaining inside stories about how we respond to such well-known brands as Marlboro, Nokia, Calvin Klein, Ford, and American Idol, BUYOLOGY is a fascinating and shocking journey into the mind of today‚Äôs consumer that will captivate anyone who‚Äôs been seduced ‚Äď or turned off ‚Äď by marketers‚Äô relentless attempts to win our loyalty, our money, and our minds.
Author: Siobhan Malany
Publisher: Morgan James Fiction
An American teen finds her identity in the Muslim community; finding love threatens friendship and faith.
Author: William Joyce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the team who brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore comes an alphabet tale extraordinaire! Once upon a time there was no alphabet, only numbers‚Ä¶ Life was‚Ä¶fine. Orderly. Dull as gray paint. Very‚Ä¶numberly. But our five jaunty heroes weren‚Äôt willing to accept that this was all there could be. They knew there had to be more. So they broke out hard hats and welders, hammers and glue guns, and they started knocking some numbers together. Removing a piece here. Adding a piece there. At first, it was awful. But the five kept at it, and soon it was‚Ä¶artful! One letter after another emerged, until there were twenty-six. Twenty-six letters‚ÄĒand they were beautiful. All colorful, shiny, and new. Exactly what our heroes didn‚Äôt even know they were missing. And when the letters entered the world, something truly wondrous began to happen‚Ä¶Pizza! Jelly beans! Color! Books! Based on the award-winning app, this is William Joyce and Moonbot‚Äôs Metropolis-inspired homage to everyone who knows there is more to life than shades of black and gray.
Author: David Ward
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
"This book is an in-depth analysis of three of the most crucial years in twentieth-century Italian history, the years 1943-46. After more than two decades of a Fascist regime and a disastrous war experience during which Italy changed sides, these years saw the laying of the political and cultural foundations for what has since become known as Italy's First Republic. Drawing on texts from the literature, film, journalism, and political debate of the period, Antifascisms offers a thorough survey of the personalities and positions that informed the decisions taken in this crucial phase of modern Italian history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Provides terms for common phrases, concepts, and definitions, and includes related terms and synonyms.
Throw out the phrase, "Just a teacher's aide" Improve paraprofessional/teacher relationships, define roles, manage behavior proactively, and effectively collaborate to increase student academic success. This book enables paraprofessionals and teachers to find solutions that work and it will show you the way, too! - Forms and checklists to assist paraprofessionals and teachers with defining roles, collecting data, collaborating on critical issues, and working effectively together. - Keys to success for teachers; including the paraprofessional and ensuring that students respect all adults in the classroom. - Keys to success for paraprofessionals; encouraging student independence, ownership, peer relationships and academic success. - Communication tips to enhance collaboration with parents and staff. - Proactive ways for paraprofessionals to prevent discipline problems and use positive techniques to handle problem behavior. - Scripts for managing behavior through planned response rather than reaction. - Concrete strategies for dealing with a lack of focus, fidgeting, back talk, and re-direction without disturbing the rest of the class. - Proven strategies to effectively and efficiently adapt and manage content area curricula adaptations to meet student learning styles and IEP requirements in the regular classroom.
Early Reader Non Fiction
Author: Martin Brown
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
A Personal Education Coach in a book! How to "nurture student learning" and "foster success." This book shows you how to identify, face, and solve the teaching challenges you may experience in an inclusive classroom. From co-teaching issues to collaboration between educators, parents and students, this book empowers educators and students to maximize learning potential and help each person succeed in the classroom. This is a book you cannot afford NOT to have. Learn twelve brain-based learning principles and how to apply each one in your classroom. Gain access to valuable templates and guidelines that offer effective classroom management techniques. Learn proven strategies that enhance memorization and recall for any student at any learning level. Give your students the priceless gifts of empowerment, accountability, and motivation to tackle any learning challenge. Learn practical strategies today and implement them in your curriculum tomorrow. Discover effective ways to use technology to supplement instruction. Gain precious insight and tips on how to help students with attention and distraction issues. Acquire useful learning techniques for students in the autistic spectrum. Become skilled at differentiating for multiple intelligences and enhancing the learning experience for ALL students. Learn how culture and language bias become barriers to learning and how to overcome these challenges. Find the best methods and techniques to maximize learning for all personality types. This book demonstrates proven solutions! The effective tools outlined in this book will guide you to motivate students to learn, harness their desire and potential, and empower each individual to overcome any challenge. As a comprehensive guide to successful learning, this book is a must-have for educators, parents, and students. Get your copy today!
Author: Roger Hobbs
Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent and thoroughly addictive, Ghostman announces the arrival of an exciting and highly distinctive novelist. When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who‚Äôs occasionally called Jack. While it‚Äôs doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he‚Äôs still alive, he‚Äôs in his mid-thirties and lives completely off the grid, a criminal‚Äôs criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with. But within hours a private jet is flying this exceptionally experienced fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess: one heister dead in the parking lot, another winged but on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, the $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport, to be joined shortly by other extremely interested and elusive parties. He has only forty-eight hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes, taking with it the wider, byzantine ambitions behind the theft. To contend with all this will require every gram of his skill, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, especially when offense and defense soon become meaningless terms. And as he maneuvers these exceedingly slippery slopes, he relives the botched bank robbery in Kuala Lumpur five years earlier that has now landed him this unwanted new assignment. From its riveting opening pages, Ghostman effortlessly pulls the reader into Jack‚Äôs refined and peculiar world‚ÄĒand the sophisticated shadowboxing grows ever more intense as he moves, hour by hour, toward a constantly reimprovised solution. With a quicksilver plot, gripping prose and masterly expertise, Roger Hobbs has given us a novel that will immediately place him in the company of our most esteemed crime writers. Exclusively for the eBook: Autobiography of a Ghostman.
A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake
Author: Joseph Campbell, Henry Morton Robinson, Edmund L. Epstein
Publisher: New World Library
Since its publication in 1939, countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake - James Joyce's masterwork, which consumed a third of his life - have given up after a few pages, dismissing it as a "perverse triumph of the unintelligible." In 1944, a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell, working with Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first "key" or guide to entering the fascinating, disturbing, marvelously rich world of Finnegans Wake. The authors break down Joyce's "unintelligible" book page by page, stripping the text of much of its obscurity and serving up thoughtful interpretations via footnotes and bracketed commentary. They outline the book's basic action, and then simplify ? and clarify ? its complex web of images and allusions. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake is the latest addition to the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series.
Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In When I Was a Child I Read Books she returns to and expands upon the themes which have preoccupied her work with renewed vigor. In "Austerity as Ideology," she tackles the global debt crisis, and the charged political and social political climate in this country that makes finding a solution to our financial troubles so challenging. In "Open Thy Hand Wide" she searches out the deeply embedded role of generosity in Christian faith. And in "When I Was a Child," one of her most personal essays to date, an account of her childhood in Idaho becomes an exploration of individualism and the myth of the American West. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our essential writers.
This edition contains two of Frances Burney's comedies: "The Witlings", (1778-80) which satirizes the bluestockings; and "The Woman Hater" (1800-02), which explores social pretension and gender conflict.
Author: Patricia J. MacDonald
Publisher: Thomas t Beeler
Laura Reed has success, love, and happiness, until her husband is murdered, but she eventually rebuilds her life and falls in love again--only to be accused of killing her late husband