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The American Vision

by James M. Mcpherson and Joyce Appleby and Alan Brinkley and Donald A. Ritchie and Albert S. Broussard

The compelling story of American history since reconstruction The American Vision Modern Timespresents the rich saga of American history after the Civil War. Adapted from the modern history portion ofThe American Vision, this program features the same exceptional scholarship, accurate maps, peerless resources, and unique strategies found inThe American Vision.

Date Added: 08/30/2017


Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker -- his classmate and crush -- who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

A New York Times Bestseller

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Date Added: 08/30/2017


HTML 5

by Preston Prescott and Eleonora Baron

Scoprite le novità di HTML Grazie a questo libro scoprirete le basi di HTML 5 e come utilizzarlo. Se conoscete già le precedenti versioni di HTML, in special modo HTML 4, imparare a usare HTML 5 sarà un gioco da ragazzi. HTML 5 è la versione più recente dell' Hypertext Markup Language, tuttavia ha mantenuto svariate caratteristiche di HTML 4 e persino di XHTML. Cosa scoprirete leggendo questo volume? *Le differenze tra HTML 4 e 5 *La struttura dei documenti HTML 5 *Come gestire titoli, paragrafi, elenchi, tabelle e form *Come gestire i link e le immagini *Come incorporare contenuti complessi, citazioni, video e audio *Come formattare le vostre pagine web nel modo più accattivante ed efficace Volete saperne di più? Scaricate subito la vostra copia!

Date Added: 08/21/2017


Spelling and Vocabulary

by Shane Templeton and Donald R. Bear and Brenda Sabey and Sylvia Linan-Thompson

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 08/21/2017


Glencoe Health

by Mary H. Bronson

GlencoeHealthis a comprehensive health program, provided in a flexible format, designed to improve health and wellness among high school students. Real-life application of health skills helps students apply what they learn in health class toward practicing good health behavior in the real world. Hands-on features are integrated with technology, assessment, and up-to-date health content. Features Hands-on activities-based programfocuses on health skills, avoiding risk behaviors, and promoting health literacy. Academic integration throughout the program includesresearch-based reading and writing strategiesin every lesson, as well asReal-World Connectionsemphasizing math concepts and activities, andStandardized Test Practicefocusing on Math and Reading/Writing. Fitness is emphasized through the program with theFitness Zone. The Fitness Zone includes tips in the Student Edition for incorporating fitness into everyday life, activities in the Teacher Edition, a special section of the Online Learning Center, and a heart-rate activity workbook with CD-ROM. The latest technology includesvideos,podcasts,activities for handheld devices, theonline student edition,PowerPoint DVD,StudentWorks Plus, andTeacherWorks Plus.

Date Added: 08/30/2017


Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.

One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

Date Added: 05/02/2019


Writing Today

by Donald Pharr and Santi Buscemi

Writing Today begins with a chapter helping students learn the skills they will need to thrive throughout college and continues to promote reading and writing as practical tools both in college and in the work world. Full chapters on Group Projects and Oral Presentations teach students how to not only be successful in the classroom, but in the world of work as well. Students are sure to be engaged as they focus on the both the academic and professional contexts of writing.

Date Added: 08/21/2017


Mr. Palomar

by Italo Calvino

Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman's breasts, or a gorilla's behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Date Added: 08/21/2017


Plant Genetics

by Nancy White and Ken Cameron

Find out about the importance in DNA in the study of plants and investigate the work of Gregor Mendel.

Date Added: 09/21/2017


Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Joe Cepeda

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

Date Added: 08/30/2017


The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

Now in paperback, the book no one can stop talking about . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.

The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before -- and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

Date Added: 08/30/2017


Mari Bariethi-01 Mari Bariethi

by Suresh Dalal

શરીરમાં જે સ્થાન આંખનું છે એ સ્થાન ઘરમાં બારીનું છે. કહેવું હોય તો એમ કહેવાય કે બારી એ ઘરની આંખ છે. આપણે તો સલામતીથી જીવવામાં માનનારા માનવીઓ; એટલે તો ઘરની ચાર દીવાલો ચણી લીધી. પણ ચાર દીવાલમાં ગૂંગળાઈ રહેવું કેમ પોસાય? આપણે એથી બારીઓ મૂકી. પ્રતીક્ષાના પર્યાય જેવા ઝરૂખાઓ સજાવ્યા, ગૌરવ આપે એવા ગવાક્ષો રખાવ્યા. ઘરની અને બહારની દુનિયા વચ્ચેના સેતુનું કામ બારી જ કરે છે. Essays by Suresh Dalal on various subjects, originally published in a popular series: Mari Bariethi in Janmabhoomi Pravasi

Date Added: 08/21/2017


Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate Dicamillo

Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers, here is a funny, poignant, and utterly genuine first novel from a major new talent.

The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship--and forgiveness--can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 08/30/2017


Are You My Mother?

by P. D. Eastman

A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird's egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she's gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? A must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother's Day.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

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Date Added: 09/06/2019


How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays

by Umberto Eco

In these "impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent" essays (Atlantic Monthly), "the Andy Rooney of academia" (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Date Added: 08/21/2017


My Math [Grade 5, Volume 1]

by Mcgraw-Hill Education

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 08/30/2017


The Gate of Angels

by Penelope Fitzgerald

In 1912, rational Fred Fairly, one of Cambridge's best and brightest, crashes his bike and wakes up in bed with a stranger - fellow casualty Daisy Saunders, a charming, pretty, generous working-class nurse. So begins a series of complications - not only of the heart but also of the head - as Fred and Daisy take up each other's education and turn each other's philosophies upside down.

Date Added: 08/21/2017


Wired

by Julie Garwood

A beautiful computer hacker and a bad-boy FBI agent must collaborate—in more ways than one—in the sizzling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.Allison Trent doesn’t look like a hacker.

In fact, when she’s not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing—and hacking—code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.

Hotshot FBI agent Liam Scott has a problem: a leak deep within his own department. He needs the skills of a top-notch hacker to work on a highly sensitive project: to secretly break into the FBI servers and find out who the traitor is. But he can’t use one of his own. He finds the perfect candidate in Allison.

Only, there’s one problem—she wants nothing to do with his job and turns him down flat. What Liam doesn’t know is that Allison is hiding secrets that she doesn’t want the FBI to uncover. But Liam will do nearly anything to persuade her to join his team, even break a few rules if that’s what it takes. A temptation that could put his job—and both of their futures—on the line...

A New York Times Bestseller

Date Added: 08/29/2017


Among the Hidden

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix.Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Date Added: 09/21/2017


Practice Book Grade 4

by Harcourt School Publishers

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 08/21/2017


The Outsiders

by S. E. Hinton

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.

The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

"The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times

"Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune

"[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News

A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Date Added: 08/30/2017


Most Evil II

by Steve Hodel

Most Evil II is Steve Hodel's follow-up investigation (2009-2015) into his father's potential murders and introduces new evidence and additional linkage obtained by him over the past six years.

Included in that evidence, is the solving of the Zodiac's forty-five year cryptic cipher, which gives us the answer to the question asked in Most Evil, "Were Black Dahlia Avenger and Zodiac the same serial killer?"

The solution of that cipher provides us with the name of San Francisco's most infamous serial killer. However, it is not presented as just another "theory" from some armchair detective, or even from the author himself, a highly respected, veteran LAPD homicide detective. Rather, the solution comes from the killer's own mouth, written in his own hand--it is Zodiac's personally signed confession!

Date Added: 08/21/2017



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