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Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul--the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews--now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material. <P><P> The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; it's about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination, and triumphs. <P> Told through the unique point of view and intimate voice of a one-hundred-year-old African-American female narrator, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice--the true heart and soul of our nation. <P> Supports the Common Core State Standards
Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he's forced to find his own personal strength--on and off the field. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Book of the Year
Make mathematics fun and satisfying for everyone Math can be a living source of powerful ideas that transcend mathematics; a window into mind-opening philosophical concepts such as infinity, fourth dimensions, chaos, and fractals; and a practical training ground for developing skills in analysis, reasoning, and thought if you have the right approach and the right guide. The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking, now in its third edition, transforms mathematics into an engaging, relevant experience even for the most math-phobic student. Infusing this book with humor and enthusiasm, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird both recipients of the Mathematical Association of America's foremost national teaching award and countless state, regional, and campus-wide teaching honors introduce students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking. Richer and more rewarding than ever, this new edition features: An emphasis on mathematical methods of investigation Visualization techniques that make key concepts easier to understand Accessible, friendly writing style that encourages critical thinking "Life Lessons"-effective methods of thinking that students will retain and apply beyond the classroom End of section Mindscape activities for the development of application, problem-solving, and argumentation skills.
Can Maddie follow her heart this Valentine's Day?Far Hills Junior High is having its Valentine's dance, and Valentine's Day fever has taken over the seventh grade! Madison can't stop thinking about what to wear and whether she'll go to the dance with a date. Her two BFFs seem to have this dance thing all wrapped up--they know exactly whom they're going with. Madison's crush, Hart, is giving her mixed signals and an anonymous secret admirer is sending her emails and putting sweet notes in her locker. Could her admirer be Hart, as she secretly hopes? When her good friend Drew asks her to the dance, Madison panics. There is so much Maddie doesn't know about boys, Valentine's Day, secret admirers, and everything in between. Why can't the signs be easier to read?
This is a fresh, fun, relatable novel, perfect for anyone who's ever had their heart broken...or broken a heart themselves! Now in paperback! Best friends Sydney, Kelly, Alexia, and Raven have seen each other through everything...until three of the girls are dumped by their respective boyfriends...on the same night! Reeling from this, the girls decide to create a list of rules to help them avoid future heartache. But soon they find that while breaking up is hard to do, sometimes staying broken up is even harder!
PCl (Pure Condensed Light) = FTL (Faster Than Light travel)<P> A butterfly's wing, a silicon chip, and a new equation for light hold the key to humankind's boldest dream--faster than light travel.<P> A distinguished astronomer and a sensitive young woman are hurled into a dazzling cross-galactic adventure when an unexpected discover links the explosive uncertainties of quantum physics with the still-untapped psychic powers of human kind.<P> PCL is a bold theoretical synthesis, launching a voyage through awesome wonders--and into unimaginable terrors. For Dr. Miles Prancer, at the end of his career, has made a discovery too horrifying to share with humanity. He has found a black hole in the center of the Sun, a spreading cancer that gives our solar system less than three years to live!
When her father goes off to join the Yankee troops, fourteen-year-old Hannah fears her family will be torn apart by the Civil War. But nothing prepares her for her mother's sudden death. Hannah now finds herself responsible for keeping the young family together in a world where even her best friend, Ben, sympathizes with the Confederacy. On a long and dangerous journey from Cumberland Mountain to Nashville, Tennessee, in search of their only living relative, Hannah and her brother and sisters come to realize the true meaning of family and hope. This is a beautifully crafted novel about the tragedy of war and the power of love even in the toughest of times.
A highly acclaimed writer and editor, Bill Buford left his job at The New Yorker for a most unlikely destination: the kitchen at Babbo, the revolutionary Italian restaurant created and ruled by superstar chef Mario Batali. Finally realizing a long-held desire to learn first-hand the experience of restaurant cooking, Buford soon finds himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water on his quest to learn the tricks of the trade. His love of Italian food then propels him on journeys further afield: to Italy, to discover the secrets of pasta-making and, finally, how to properly slaughter a pig. Throughout, Buford stunningly details the complex aspects of Italian cooking and its long history, creating an engrossing and visceral narrative stuffed with insight and humor.
The planet is enduring the newest judgement from God... a true scorcher. Will they survive? Will Judd and Lional finally make it to Wesconsin? Join Judd, Vicki, Lional and the others cfor a new adventure.
This textbook is comprised of a lot of enjoyable reading materials in the genres of Autobiography, Nonfiction, Poem, Short Story, etc.
Fourteen-year-old Sarah Zorn intends to spend the Wisconsin summer with her "boyfriend" Curtis, waiting for a dead calf named Boris to decompose in time for the science fair. Her plans upend, however, when her fake-boyfriend strategy goes seriously awry just as her hippie Grandma Z invites her on a last-minute Roman holiday. As Sarah explores Italy's ancient wonders, she can't stop "boy-liking" Curtis . . . or puzzling over her grandmother's odd behavior. Written as Sarah's journal, this satisfying middle grade novel navigates the murky waters of first love, friendship, and family with heart and good humor.
Heaven to Betsy: Betsy Ray is loving every minute of freshman year at Deep Valley High--with new and old friends all around her . . . not to mention boys! But most intriguing of all is the one she and her best friend, Tacy, dub "the Tall Dark Stranger."Betsy in Spite of Herself: Betsy is at the center of every activity as a Deep Valley High sophomore--and suddenly, thanks to her old friend Tib, she's offered a golden opportunity for glorious transformation. But will she impress the special boy by becoming dramatic, mysterious Betsye--or would she be better off just being Betsy in spite of herself?
Betsy is a Sophomore. She dreams of the boy with the red auto and scheems to catch him. But Betsy can't be anything but herself.
From the back of the book: Alpine ambush! Frank and Joe are working security at the World Snowboarding Championships in Austria, and they're learning fast that the Alps can be as dangerous as they are beautiful-the perfect setting for sabotage. Ken Gibson is the number-one competitor and the number-one target. Reason: He's been leading a secret life! The race is on, and the stakes are as steep as they get. Frank and Joe discover that both the Network and an underworld gang have gotten into the game. The Hardys are standing on top of a mountain of trouble- and it's about to explode under their feet! ================ From inside the book: SNOW JOB Joe looked beyond the helicopter pilot at the snow blowing off the peak. "Fly into that plume of snow and go down low," he ordered the pilot. "We're going to jump out." "Are you nuts?" Frank yelled. Just then the man in the other copter brought his Uzi up and snapped off a couple of shots into the air. "If we jump out with our snowboards on," Joe said, "we can be moving as soon as we hit the ground." "That just might work!" Frank exclaimed. "And if we hug the tree line on our way down the mountain, he won't have a clear shot at us." As the helicopter took a steep dive, Joe put his boots into his snowboard bindings, then opened the copter door. He felt a blast of icy wind tearing at him as he hung his legs out. He paused only long enough to fit his goggles over his eyes. "Geronimo!" Joe shouted. Then he leaped into the whiteness.
Rise back up to the floating city of Internment in this original enovella, a dark look at life in the royal family after the events of Perfect Ruin.When King Furlow begins to treat Prince Azure as the heir apparent that he is, he takes him to see the "re-education camps" for wrong-thinkers. But as he enters the camps ,Azure discovers the dark underbelly of the kingdom--and the king himself. His view of his father can never be the same, but what about his view of himself?
Tells the inspirational tale of this spirited crusader. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.
A stylish tween read!Mickey is ready to take the next step on her way to being a superstellar stylist. She and her friends set up a temporary beauty blog, where they can provide readers with Do It Yourself tips for at-home beauty treatments. Suddenly, Hello, Gorgeous! starts getting a steady stream of clients pouring into the salon with hair disasters in need of fixing at the same time the blog starts getting a lot of hits. Are Mickey and her friends actually generating business? By giving bad styling advice? Things at Hello, Gorgeous! have never been more hairy. .
When Madison McGee is orphaned and forced to live with her wacky grandmother in boring old Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, she's pretty sure nothing will ever be right again. Her grandmother is addicted to TV shopping shows. Her only neighbors are a crazy lady and a vicious junkyard mutt. And she misses her old life something fierce. Could it get any worse?A jeans and T-shirt kind of girl, Madison refuses to be seen in the "cupcake dresses" her grandmother tries to get her to wear. Everything changes when a MegaPix 6000 TV mysteriously shows up on her doorstep. With the accidental push of a button on the remote control, Madison teleports into a dizzying world of lights, cameras, action, and peril. But with the help of a little magic, she discovers that things aren't always what they appear to be, and that life can actually get better in a brand new way.
Earl Hipp addresses loss from the perspective of the heart. He discusses young people's experiences with loss and helps them figure out ways to continue functioning after loss. You will provide students with tools to grieve and ways to keep their losses from becoming too overwhelming.This book, along with the Caring Circle: A Facilitator's Guide to Support Groups and Thirty-Eight Great Handouts are all part of a complete curriculum to use in developing broad-based support groups for young people ages 12 and older. Other books that can be purchased that are part of this program to help teens in specific areas are:-Feed Your Head (Self-Esteem) -Fighting Invisible Tigers (Stress) -Understanding the Human Volcano (Violence)
This is another book in Strasser's series: Help! I'm Trapped. (Others are available from Bookshare.) Santa is testing a cloud runner to see if it will save him any time on Christmas Eve. When it crashes into Jake's backyard, strange things begin to happen! A delightful fantasy for older children.
It's time for the end of year parent-teacher conference, and Hank's in a panic. He's afraid that his teacher is going to tell his parents that he has to repeat the fourth grade. So Hank creates an elaborate scheme to have his parents win an out-of-town trip so they're gone during the conference days. Of course, the plan backfires. Will Hank have to stay in fourth grade forever?
A job in a manor-house library gives Robin more than she bargained forAll Robin wants is a part-time job. A friend has invited her on a Florida vacation that promises to be the trip of a lifetime, and Robin needs money for airfare. The ad on the school bulletin board is irresistible: "Get Rich Quick," it promises, and Robin can't say no. Her new employer is the patriarch of the Swanson family, a wealthy bunch of weirdos who recently moved into Manorwood, a stately mansion that has been empty for as long as Robin can remember. Now its libraries are full of books that Robin must organize--books that belonged to a woman named Lilith who died in a gruesome suicide. Robin doesn't think she can trust the Swansons, including Parker Swanson, heir to the family fortune and most popular boy in school. And when Robin finds a clump of bloody hair in the backyard, she begins to fear that the Swansons' evil past is not past at all. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
For middle-grade readers looking for a uniquely funny, illustrated exposé on one boy's troubles in school and at home. Hand this to those searching for a book like Just Jake and Timmy Failure. Meet Henry Hubble. He's in a world of trouble. From class-trip bathroom breaks to Halloween-costume catastrophes to lunchroom-table love drama, Henry is always in the middle of a debacle. That is . . . until this journal (yes, the very journal you hold in your hands) makes Henry a media mogul and one of the most popular sixth graders in the world. But you're just going to have to start reading to find out why."Readers [will] giggle at and commiserate with [Henry's] comically chaotic existence."--Publisher's Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
This biography introduces young readers to the life of Englishman Henry Hudson. Readers learn that Hudson's grandfather helped form the Muscovy Company and that Hudson himself later sailed for the Muscovy Company, trying to find a passage to Asia through the North Pole. Hudson's family life and work as a cabin boy are also discussed, as well as his voyage with John Davis to the Canadian Arctic. Through engaging text, readers learn that Hudson's goal was to find a shorter route from Europe to Asia through the Arctic Ocean. His attempts to find a northwest passage to Asia while working for the Dutch East India Company and the British East India Company are explained. Readers also discover that on his final voyage, Hudson was the victim of a mutiny and left to die in the Hudson Bay. The book explains that Hudson's discoveries led to Dutch and English colonization of North America and that today a strait, a bay, and a river are named after Hudson. The book also introduces the idea that Hudson's North American discoveries led other explorers to discover a Northwest Passage.
Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So when a story like Henry Huggins comes along, it comes to stay. In this irresistible boy's adventures, children everywhere see themselves.During one unforgettable year that begins when Henry discovers a lost, hungry dog he calls Ribsy, readers will have a grand time. Before the suspenseful conclusion, they'll meet Henry's friends on Klickitat Street--including Beezus and her little sister, Ramona--and enjoy lots of funny happenings. No wonder this continuously engaging and heartwarming book is a classic!