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Author : Nick Cohen
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2012-01-19
Page : 352
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 0007436459
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The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the reality behind the freedoms we enjoy in the book that won Polemic of the Year at the 2013 Political Book Awards.


Author : Val Ross
Publisher : Tundra Books
Release : 2009-07-10
Page : 160
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1770490868
Description :


Wherever people can read, there are stories about the magic, mystery, and power of what they read. Val Ross presents a history of reading that is, in fact, the story of the monumental, on-going struggle to read. From Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon the Great, the world’s oldest signed author to Empress Shotoku of Japan who in 764 ordered the printing of one million Buddhist prayers; from the story of Hulagu, Ghengis Khan’s nasty brother who destroyed the library of Baghdad to Bowdler and the censorship of Shakespeare, there have been barriers to reading ranging from the physical to the economical, social, and political. Written for children ages ten and up, You Can’t Read This explores the development of alphabets, the decoding of ancient languages, and censorship in Ancient Rome and modern America. It's about secret writing, trashed libraries, writers on the run, writers in hiding, books that are thought to have magical powers and mistranslations that started wars. It's about people: from the American slave Frederick Douglass to girls in Afghanistan in the year 2001 who defied laws that prevented them from learning to read. What do all these stories have in common? They’re all about how texts contain power – and how people everywhere throughout history have devoted their wills and their brains to reading and unleashing the power of the word. With lavish illustrations and an index, this is history at its finest.


Author : Cece Meng
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2011-09-06
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 054775714X
Description :


This is the story of how the ultimate reluctant reader became a book lover. The little boy in I Will Not Read This Book has a lot of excuses, because if there is one thing he doesn’t want to do, it’s read this book. He won’t read it even if you hang him upside down by one toe, over a cliff, with sharks down below. And you know what? You. Can’t. Make. Him. In this book illustrated with wit and whimsy by Joy Ang, Cece Meng delivers once again with a pitch-perfect reluctant reader who is finally convinced to read the book if—and only if—someone he loves will read it with him.


Author : Pamela Dell
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2010-01-01
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 0756542421
Description :


Throughout history writers have rebelled against authority and the status quo--real revolutionaries! They are the source of new ideas or old ideas expressed in new ways. But not everyone is happy with this freedom of expression, and some try to keep it from you. Could your favorite book be next?


Author : Mortimer J. Adler
Charles Van Doren
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-10
Page : 426
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9781439144831
Description :


With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.


Author : Mary Hershey
Publisher : Yearling
Release : 2008-12-18
Page : 176
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307538702
Description :


Something of great importance entrusted to fourth-grader Effi Maloney has disappeared and she’s sure her big sister, Maxey, had something to do with it. Effi’s no pushover, but trying to stand up to Maxey is like trying to stop an earthquake. It would be easier to deal with Maxey if Effi had a buddy. She hasn’t had a best friend since Lola Jo moved, and she has so many secrets saved to tell a best friend—including the most amazing idea in the world for a winning science project—she’s about to explode. Effi’s got to win that science prize, find a best friend, and get back at Maxey—in just one week!


Author : Donald Roos
Publisher : BIS Publishers
Release : 2016-10-06
Page : 516
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9789063694234
Description :


When times are particularly difficult, and you are likely to slip into despair, some of the greatest pop songs can provide true comfort to make it through the pain. The problem with advice in general is that we often don't take it. The great thing about advice songs is that you can kick back and listen to someone else coach you through a tough situation while rocking out at the same time. This wonderful book lists 250 of the best pop songs for those times that solid life advice is needed. The songs represent all popular music styles from the last fifty years, from rock to folk, and from punk to hip hop. There are for example many times in which the three words "let it be" are words of wisdom. Although the lyrics may have originally been written in reference to interpersonal difficulties within the Beatles, the song does possess a universality that makes "Let It Be" one of the great advice pop songs of all time. Other famous pop music advice to live by: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free" by Sting "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by Eric Idle Don't Eat the Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) is a collection of all the famous advice songs and many surprises as well. It gives the reader the song titles, painted by hand by the designer, and a striking quote from the song lyrics as well as indices on artist and themes. This well produced, iconic looking album of words of wisdom from pop music is the perfect gift for music lovers of all ages.


Author : Dov Baron
Publisher : Baron Mastery Institute
Release : 2009-09
Page : 440
Category : Ego (Psychology)
ISBN 13 : 9780981031316
Description :


Don't Read This...unless you're looking for a practical guide for applying the art and science of manifestation that your ego won't like¿but you will love!While our ego minds can be tempted by the rich promises of the 'Law of Attraction' movement, it is the very conditioning of the ego-mind that prevents so many of us from realizing true abundance. Is there a flaw in the science of it? Is the ego-mind sabotaging our best efforts? Or are we missing a piece of the puzzle when it comes to applying the theory to our daily lives?Mind master and manifestation expert Dov Baron delivers the key that unlocks the mystery once and for all: The Equation For Manifestation¿. This easy, practical, step-by-step process will help you get past the ego-mind so that you can align yourself completely with your desired outcomes. You will discover the "X factor" that will help you bridge the gap between wishful thinking and practical results. You will finally be able to apply the art and science of conscious manifestation in your life.Applying the techniques in this book, you will realize the true root of any limited beliefs still holding you back from attaining the levels of success that may be eluding you and eradicate them!Whether you're looking to attract vibrant health, abundant wealth or empowering relationships, you will find a treasure trove of practical wisdom within¿but beware: Your Ego Won't like It!


Author : Diane McGuinness
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997
Page : 384
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9780684831619
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A neuropsychologist shows how outmoded methods for teaching reading have resulted in plummeting literacy levels and offers a new program, based on careful research, that teaches any child--including those with attention deficits--to read well. 35,000 first printing. Tour.


Author : Richard Phillips
Eric Zelz
Publisher : Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Release : 2019-09-03
Page : 36
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0884487075
Description :


Mr. Book With No Story wants his pages uncluttered by pictures and plot lines, but images, questions, and ideas keep invading the unruly pages he is trying to police, ignoring his efforts to chase them away. Mr. Book is determined to share nothing with readers, but his pages have other ideas. It turns out that Mr. Book’s big fear is having nothing worthwhile to say, but in this fun, zany tribute to the creative process, he needn’t have worried. The bumbling blowhard of the first page inspires empathy and affection by the time the last page chimes in. The messages are simple: Stories are fun, and all of us can tell them.


Author : Jill Lewis
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781589250949
Description :


When the King frantically gallops through Storyland attempting to piece together the fragments of his story that has somehow disappeared, some very unlikely interventions occur and some very familiar faces doing very unfamiliar things appear--and look out for the pea: he's the real star of this show!


Author : Kalli Dakos
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-06-23
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781439107829
Description :


In this delicious companion volume to If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand, thirty-seven poems and miniplays celebrate elementary school life and the funny, poignant, wondrous, and telling moments that can happen only in a classroom.


Author : Mary Adkins
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-02-05
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062834703
Description :


For fans of Maria Semple and Rainbow Rowell, a comedy-drama for the digital age: an epistolary debut novel about the ties that bind and break our hearts. Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her last six months, Iris created a blog filled with sharp and often funny musings on the end of a life not quite fulfilled. She also made one final request: for Smith to get her posts published as a book. With the help of his charmingly eager, if overbearingly forthright, new intern Carl, Smith tackles the task of fulfilling Iris’s last wish. Before he can do so, though, he must get the approval of Iris’ big sister Jade, an haute cuisine chef who’s been knocked sideways by her loss. Each carrying their own baggage, Smith and Jade end up on a collision course with their own unresolved pasts and with each other. Told in a series of e-mails, blog posts, online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondence, home-rental bookings, and other snippets of our virtual lives, When You Read This is a deft, captivating romantic comedy—funny, tragic, surprising, and bittersweet—that candidly reveals how we find new beginnings after loss.


Author : Ron McLarty
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-12-27
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101201029
Description :


"Smithy is an American original, worthy of a place on the shelf just below your Hucks, your Holdens, your Yossarians." —Stephen King Every so often, a novel comes along that captures the public’s imagination with a story that sweeps readers up and takes them on a thrilling, unforgettable ride. Ron McLarty’s The Memory of Running is this decade’s novel. By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson "Smithy" Ide is a loser. An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithy’s life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week. Rolling down the driveway of his parents’ house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption.


Author : Eric Smith
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2020-01-28
Page : 304
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488056560
Description :


We all need a place to escape from the real world. For Divya and Aaron, it’s the world of online gaming. While Divya trades her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay rent, Aaron plays as a way to fuel his own dreams of becoming a game developer – and as a way to disappear when his mom starts talking about medical school. After a chance online meeting, the pair decides to team up – but soon find themselves the targets of a group of internet trolls who begin launching a real-world doxxing campaign, threatening Aaron’s dream and Divya’s actual life. They think can drive her out of the game, but Divya’s whole world is on the line... And she isn’t going down without a fight. “Wonderfully geeky and deeply compassionate.” —Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author


Author : Jack Bowen
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-03-23
Page : 240
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1588369501
Description :


A PICTURE MAY BE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS— BUT A FEW CHOICE WORDS CAN SPEAK VOLUMES! • If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren’t More People Happy? • Bottled Water Is for Suckers • Clones Are People Too • At Least the War on the Environment Is Going Well • Don’t Believe Everything You Think • The Revolution Will Be Tweeted Long before blogs, tweets, and sound bites, people were telling the world how they felt in brief, blunt bursts of information plastered on the backs of their cars. Whether they’re political or religious, passionate or proud, controversial or corny, these brightly colored, boldly lettered mini manifestos are declarations of who we are, where we stand, and what we’d rather be doing. But as bestselling author and noted philosopher Jack Bowen reveals, there’s much more to the pop-culture phenomenon of bumper stickers than rolling one-liners and drive-by propaganda—no less, in fact, than a wise, funny, poignant, contentious, and truthful discourse on the human condition. Mixing pop culture with the ideas of historically prominent philosophers and scientists, If You Can Read This exposes the deeper wisdom couched behind these slogans—or, as need be, exposes where they have gone wrong. If you brake for big ideas, now’s the time.


Author : Benjamin Gorman
Publisher :
Release : 2019-03-26
Page : 502
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781948120203
Description :


Who is more dangerous than vampires, werewolves, and necromancers? The world's best writer, Magdalena Wallace! "...a whimsical, fast-paced delight; snappily written, deliciously funny and smart, and full of affection for its characters. ... Just reading this book taught me how to write better dialogue." - New York Times bestseller Chelsea Cain


Author : Val Ross
Publisher : Tundra Books
Release : 2009-06-05
Page : 152
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1770490620
Description :


Winner of the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children’s non-fiction Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12 Shortlisted for the Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year 2003 winner of the Mr. Christie’s Book Award Seal Shortlisted for the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-fiction Included on VOYA’s ninth annual Nonfiction Honor List Selected for inclusion in CCBC Choices 2004: the best-of-the-year list published by the Cooperative Children’s Book center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Named Notable Book by the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award in the intermediate nonfiction category Road maps; sailor’s charts; quilts; songlines; gilded parchment covered with jewel-like colors; computer printouts – to guide us through the strange, vast, beautiful, and mysterious frontiers of the world of maps, Val Ross presents the men and women who made them. Here are some of the unexpected stories of history’s great mapmakers: the fraud artists who deliberately distorted maps for political gain, Captain Cook, the slaves on the run who found their way thanks to specially-pieced quilts, the woman who mapped London’s streets, princes, doctors, and warriors. These are the people who helped us chart our way in the world, under the sea, and on to the stars. With reproductions of some of the most important maps in history, this extraordinary book, packed with information, is as fascinating and suspenseful as a novel.


Author : Ryan T. Higgins
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Release : 2018-06-19
Page :
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1368041809
Description :


It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . . Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.


Author : Lindsey D. Handley
Stephen R. Foster
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-04-09
Page : 288
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 1119602637
Description :


The definitive resource for understanding what coding is, designed for educators and parents Even though the vast majority of teachers, parents, and students understand the importance of computer science in the 21st century, many struggle to find appropriate educational resources. Don't Teach Coding: Until You Read This Book fills a gap in current knowledge by explaining exactly what coding is and addressing why and how to teach the subject. Providing a historically grounded, philosophically sensitive description of computer coding, this book helps readers understand the best practices for teaching computer science to their students and their children. The authors, experts in teaching computer sciences to students of all ages, offer practical insights on whether coding is a field for everyone, as opposed to a field reserved for specialists. This innovative book provides an overview of recent scientific research on how the brain learns coding, and features practical exercises that strengthen coding skills. Clear, straightforward chapters discuss a broad range of questions using principles of computer science, such as why we should teach students to code and is coding a science, engineering, technology, mathematics, or language? Helping readers understand the principles and issues of coding education, this book: Helps those with no previous background in computer science education understand the questions and debates within the field Explores the history of computer science education and its influence on the present Views teaching practices through a computational lens Addresses why many schools fail to teach computer science adequately Explains contemporary issues in computer science such as the language wars and trends that equate coding with essential life skills like reading and writing Don't Teach Coding: Until You Read This Book is a valuable resource for K-12 educators in computer science education and parents wishing to understand the field to help chart their children’s education path.