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Gulliver in Lilliput

by Lisa Findlay Antonio Caparo

This simple retelling of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels focuses on the first voyage--Gulliver's time on the island of Lilliput. It is a great way to introduce newly independent readers to this classic adventure. Gulliver loves the life he's leading. As a doctor on a ship he travels to some very interesting places. But life at sea can be dangerous, too. Gulliver's ship is destroyed in a storm, and it takes every bit of his strength to swim to shore, where he falls asleep all alone. But he is not alone for long! Gulliver awakens to find himself being held captive on an island called Lilliput by people who are only six inches tall! Although they don't trust him at first, soon enough the Lilliputians see how handy it can be to have Gulliver around--at least some of the time. And Gulliver adds another exotic, exciting, and very funny adventure to his life experiences!From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gumdrop Ghost

by Carolyn Keene

Now you see her, now you don't...She does headstands, she does cartwheels, she can even do a split! Lizzie Benson gives such an amazing performance in a River Heights talent show that she wins a shopping spree at Tremendous Toys.But is Lizzie for real? She looks an awful lot like the actress in a very old movie poster whose name was Elizabeth Benson. And Lizzie says she lives at 10 Tide Street -- a haunted house. Nancy's friends are convinced that Lizzie is a ghost. Nancy says she'll prove them wrong -- but does she have a ghost of a chance?

Gus, the Duck-Billed Platypus

by Valerie Tripp Claudine Gévry

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Hacking Work

by Bill Jensen Josh Klein

Why work harder than you have to? One manager kept his senior execs happy by secretly hacking into the company's database, providing them the reports they needed in one-third the time. Hacking is a powerful solution to every stupid procedure, tool, rule, and process we are forced to endure. Benevolent hackers are saving business from itself. It would be so much easier to do great work if not for lingering bureaucracies, outdated technologies, and deeply irrational rules and procedures. These things are killing us. Frustrating? Hell, yes. But take heart-there's an army of heroes coming to the rescue. Today's top performers are taking matters into their own hands: bypassing sacred structures, using forbidden tools, and ignoring silly corporate edicts. In other words, they are hacking work to increase their efficiency and job satisfaction. Consultant Bill Jensen teamed up with hacker Josh Klein to expose the cheat codes that enable people to work smarter instead of harder. Once employees learn how to hack their work, they accomplish more in less time. They cut through red tape and circumvent stupid rules. It's about making the system work for you, so you can take control of your workload, increase your productivity, and help your company succeed-in spite of itself.

Haiku

by Patricia Donegan

Haiku introduces five styles of haiku to readers and includes projects on:* Your first haiku--how to get started with the classic form of poetry* Your favorite season--exploring nature, a traditional element in haiku* Your own personal haiku--writing in haibun, a form of haiku that uses personal narrative* Haiku with pictures--creating haiga, an illustrated haiku* Haiku with a friend--developing renga, linked-verse haikuThe Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art--engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.

Haiku

by Patricia Donegan

Haiku introduces five styles of haiku to readers and includes projects on:* Your first haiku--how to get started with the classic form of poetry* Your favorite season--exploring nature, a traditional element in haiku* Your own personal haiku--writing in haibun, a form of haiku that uses personal narrative* Haiku with pictures--creating haiga, an illustrated haiku* Haiku with a friend--developing renga, linked-verse haikuThe Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art--engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.

Hairy Maclary Scattercat

by Lynley Dodd

Feeling very frisky, a little black dog enjoys chasing all the cats he meets until he comes across Scarface Claw. In SCATTERCAT, Hairy encounters the ferocious Scarface Claw, who "bothered and bustled him, rustled and hustled him, raced him and chased him all the way home. "

Hairy Maclary, Sit

by Lynley Dodd

Mischievous Hairy Maclary finds that he is not in the mood for the Kennel Club's obedience class. Lynley Dodd, winner of numerous awards for her hugely popular series featuring Hairy Maclary and his many canine and feline friends, continues to entertain us with delightful rhyming text. Enjoy the entire Hairy Maclary collection as he and his mischevious companions explore their neighborhood. Gold Star First Readers are for children learning basic reading skills. The simple text incorporates repetition and rhyme to encourage and build confident readers.

The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

by Samuel Arbesman

New insights from the science of science Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that Pluto was a planet. For decades, we were convinced that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing. But it turns out there's an order to the state of knowledge, an explanation for how we know what we know. Samuel Arbesman is an expert in the field of scientometrics-literally the science of science. Knowl­edge in most fields evolves systematically and predict­ably, and this evolution unfolds in a fascinating way that can have a powerful impact on our lives. Doctors with a rough idea of when their knowl­edge is likely to expire can be better equipped to keep up with the latest research. Companies and govern­ments that understand how long new discoveries take to develop can improve decisions about allocating resources. And by tracing how and when language changes, each of us can better bridge gen­erational gaps in slang and dialect. Just as we know that a chunk of uranium can break down in a measurable amount of time-a radioactive half-life-so too any given field's change in knowledge can be measured concretely. We can know when facts in aggregate are obsolete, the rate at which new facts are created, and even how facts spread. Arbesman takes us through a wide variety of fields, including those that change quickly, over the course of a few years, or over the span of centuries. He shows that much of what we know consists of "mesofacts"-facts that change at a middle timescale, often over a single human lifetime. Throughout, he of­fers intriguing examples about the face of knowledge: what English majors can learn from a statistical analysis of The Canterbury Tales, why it's so hard to measure a mountain, and why so many parents still tell kids to eat their spinach because it's rich in iron. The Half-life of Facts is a riveting journey into the counterintuitive fabric of knowledge. It can help us find new ways to measure the world while accepting the limits of how much we can know with certainty. .

The Hallelujah Flight

by Phil Bildner

Bildner tells the extraordinary story of James Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across the country.

Halloween

by Jerry Seinfeld James Bennett

So the first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain can't even understand it. "What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!" In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld captures on the page his hilarious views on Halloween, from Superman costumes that look like pajamas to the agony of getting bad trick-or-treat candy. Seinfeld's tale resonates with vivid experiences of a night every kid loves. Both kids and adults will eat up Jerry's distinct and unwritten rules of Halloween. Hamilton King award-winning illustrator, James Bennett's outlandish illustrations perfectly depict these unique observations, reminding us why Jerry Seinfeld is still the funniest man alive.

Handwriting 1

by Clinton S. Hackney

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Handwriting, [Grade] 1

by Inc. Zaner-Bloser

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Happy Birthday, Cookie Monster (Sesame Street)

by Felice Haus

Cookie Monster plans a party to celebrate his birthday, but before the guests arrive, he can't resist a tiny taste of the cake. It isn't long before the cake disappears. Fortunately, Cookie's friends help him solve his party dilemma in a story that makes learning to read a piece of cake.

Happy Birthday, Sam! [Grade 1]

by Ronnie Rooney Sophie Karen English

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Happy Birthday to You!

by Dr Seuss

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Since 1959, Happy Birthday to You!--Dr. Seuss's joyous ode to individuality--has allowed readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in Katroo. Awakened by the Birthday Bird, you (the reader) are swept out of town on a Smorgasbord's back to begin a day and night of feasting and feting in such Seussian splendor that it will take 20 days to sweep up the mess!

Happy Maths 2: Shapes and Data

by Mala Kumar Angie Upesh

Sankhya and Ganith learn that different shapes have different properties.

Harcourt Horizons: About My World (Grade 1, Texas edition)

by Harcourt School Publishers

Some ways of learning are the same today as they were long ago. Some ways are different. Today there are many more kinds of schools.

Harcourt Language

by Roger C. Farr Dorothy S. Strickland

English grammar textbook.

Harcourt School Publishers Trophies (Grade I, Volume One)

by Harcourt School Publishers Staff

This book has mini-books containing stories and comprehension questions.

Harcourt Science: Arctic Fox (Grade 1)

by Harcourt School Publishers

Scientists use tools to find out about things. You can use tools to find out about things, too. Help people find information they need.

Harcourt Science (Grade 1, Texas edition)

by Harcourt School Publishers Staff

The oldest living thing on Earth is the bristle-cone pine tree in the United States.

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