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2014 Ready Common Core: Reading Instruction (Grade 4)

by Curriculum Associates

This book uses the best-practice teaching strategies and routines to help students in early grades develop reading comprehension skills assessed by the Common Core.

21-Day Tummy

by Liz Vaccariello Rd Scarlata Kate

Based on the latest science, the 21-Day Tummy diet targets excess weight and belly fat while addressing the most common digestive disorders.Relieve digestive issues and shrink your waistline with the new, sensitive stomach meal plan from Liz Vaccariello, the New York Times® best-selling author of The Digest Diet and Flat Belly Diet Series. Lose the Belly Bloat and feel better fast 21-Day Tummy is designed specifically for people with temperamental tummies. You'll whittle your middle and discover which foods protect you from the main causes of digestive discomfort.Say good-bye to your grumbling belly and start feeling good again. Let the 21-Day Tummy show you how!Inside you'll find: An easy-to-follow 21-day eating plan that minimizes shocking Belly Bully foods that cause discomfort and weight gain, while piling on soothing Belly Buddy foods. more than 50 scrumptious recipes such as Tomato-Ginger Flank Steak, Chunky Chicken Couscous, Twice-Baked Potato with Pepper Hash, and Almost-Pumpkin Mini Pies. inspirational stories and advice from real readers who tried the plan--one lost 19 pounds, another 4 ½ belly inches, and everyone improved their digestive symptoms in just 3 weeks! an optional equipment-free workout plan that helps to both sculpt and sooth your stomach with a mix of core strengthening, walking, and yoga.21-Day Tummy is a fun, easy guide to healthy eating that will have a smaller, healthier you feeling better than, well, possibly ever!

22 Things a Woman Must Know: If She Loves a Man With Asperger's Syndrome

by Rudy Simone Maxine Aston

Although having Asperger's Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behavior hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner. From an unwillingness to show affection in public or even sleep in the same bed, to problems holding down a job, this book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone explores the complications of Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. She offers helpful tips for improving the relationship and finding fulfillment both individually and as a couple. This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mind and, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from their partner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counselors working with couples where the male partner has Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone is a writer and Asperger's Syndrome educator who lives in Western New York.

23 Years on Fire

by Joel Shepherd

Cassandra Kresnov--a highly advanced hunter-killer android--returns to face down a rogue government's plot to eliminate free will. Commander Cassandra Kresnov has her hands full. She must lead an assault against the Federation world of Pyeongwha, where a terrible sociological phenomenon has unleashed hell against the civilian population. Then she faces the threat from a portion of League space known as New Torah, in which a ruthless regime of surviving corporations are building new synthetic soldiers but taking the technology in alarming directions. On the Torahn world of Pantala, Sandy encounters betrayal, crisis, and conspiracy on a scale previously unimaginable. Most challenging of all, she also meets three young street kids who stir emotions in her she didn't think she was capable of. Can the Federation's most lethal killer afford unexpected sentiment? What will be the cost if she is forced to choose between them and her mission, not only to her cause, but to her soul?

25,000+ Baby Names

by Bruce Lansky

Select the perfect name for your new baby!Not sure what to name your child? Torn between a traditional family name and an up-and-coming name? Or maybe you don't even know where to start? Let 25,000+ Baby Names be your guide to finding the right name! This book lets you easily scan boys' and girls' names and includes features like: guidelines for naming your baby, popular names from around the world, origins, meanings, famous namesakes, and interesting name trivia.Sample Girl's Name (including: name, origin, meaning, cross-referencing, and variations/nicknames): "Katherine * (Greek) pure. See also Carey, Catherine, Ekaterina, Kara, Karen, Kari, Kasia, Katerina, Yekaterina. Ekatrinna, Kasienka, Kasin, Kat, Katchen, Kathann, Kathanne, Kathereen, Katheren, Katheren, Katherenne, Katherin, Katherina, Katheryn, Katheryne, Kathyrine, Katina, Katlaina, Katoka, Katreeka." Sample Boy's Name (including: name, origin, meaning, famous namesake, and variations/nicknames): "Noah * (Hebrew) peaceful, restful. Bible: the patriarch who built the ark to survive the Flood. Noak, Noi."

The 3-D Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore

Covered in charming symbols of the season, this beautiful artwork brings the Christmas spirit to life with sixteen new mesmerizing 3-D images! Tips from Santa's elves help children catch the scenes. Images removed.

The 3-Day Reset

by Pooja Mottl

Eating healthy can be a struggle. It's hard to choose broccoli and brown rice instead of hot, cheesy pizza. And diets often ask you to cut out different foods all at once, leaving you feeling deprived.In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja Mottl outlines 10 simple ways you can change your cravings and start eating whole, healthy, delicious foods-three days at a time. Each reset takes only 72 hours to complete, which means you'll be able to stay focused on healthy eating from start to finish.Resets include: sugar, wheat, salt, chocolate, yogurt, chicken, beverages, breakfast, salad, and takeout.Packed with delicious recipes and nutritional information to support why you should eat whole foods like quinoa instead of processed, frozen, or packaged foods, The 3-Day Reset will set you on the path to healthy eating... and help you stay there for good.

30 Days of No Gossip

by Stephanie Faris

Can a middle school gossip queen change her ways, or will she lose her BFF for good? Find out in this M!X original novel.Maddie Evans prides herself on being the gossip queen of Troy Middle School. She is the first person her classmates go to when they need the latest news on the ins-and-outs of TMS--and Maddie never disappoints. Her best friend since birth, Vi, isn't crazy about Maddie's penchant for passing on rumors, but it's never been an issue in their friendship. Until the day Maddie lets slip who Vi is crushing on--in front of her crush. Vi is furious, and she confronts Maddie with an ultimatum: no gossip for 30 days, or twelve years of sisterhood goes down the drain. Maddie agrees, but only a week into the challenge, she gets one of the juiciest pieces of gossip EVER--something that could affect the future of the school. Will she be able to keep her mouth shut and tame her ways? Or will she be left standing alone with no one to hear her stories?

30 Days to a More Spiritual Life

by Shana Aborn

These days it seems that more and more people seek a satisfaction in their lives that goes beyond having a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and access to the latest high-tech gadgets and conveniences. For the answers they can't find anywhere else, they look to the spiritual world. But most have never been touched by an angel, and few have the patience for sweat lodges, the stamina to climb the Himalayas, or the fashion sense to wear crystals. It's one thing to draw inspiration from the books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, but quite another to become a spiritual person through one's own deeds. For these interested yet wary people comes the perfectly accessible program of 30 Days to a More Spiritual Life. This simple guidebook is designed to help readers find personal, comprehensible ways to tap into their spirituality in every aspect of daily life. Growing closer to God (or whatever Higher Power) means communicating not only through prayer and meditation but also through understanding and appreciating one's self and one's world. 30 Days to a More Spiritual Life guides readers toward creating holy moments in the day and discovering their spiritual sides in interactions with others, in conducting business, and even in expressing love. Based on Shana Aborn's very popular article on the same subject for Ladies' Home Journal, 30 Days will incorporate personal anecdotes from the men and women who have benefited from the 30 Day program. This plan will have people of all faiths, backgrounds, and experiences on the road to serenity, greater well-being, and renewed sense of purpose right from the first page.

The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones

by Rick Riordan

The first book in this groundbreaking multimedia series sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues. Written by #1 NYT bestseller Rick Riordan, and backed by $100,000 in prizes! Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue." Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Silent Night

by Clifford Riley

A brand new holiday adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! The year is 1914 and war is raging in Europe. Eager to win glory for the Lucian branch, sixteen-year-old Rupert Davenport (Ian Kabra's ancestor) sneaks off to France to join the fighting. But the reality of battle is unlike anything Rupert imagined. Even if he survives the bullets and explosions, he'll have to face an even deadlier threat: the Vespers-the Cahill family's rivals who are plotting a dangerous scheme behind enemy lines. Yet just when Rupert's about to lose hope, Christmas Eve arrives and Rupert witnesses something that changes everything he thought he knew about war . . . and his own family. Is it a holiday miracle? Or a twisted game designed to destroy the Cahills?

The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #2: The Submarine Job

by Clifford Riley

A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . . Fourteen-year-old Fiske Cahill thinks he's safe when he hides away on the world's first nuclear submarine . . . until he realizes there's a Vesper on board. Does he have what it takes to stand up to a ruthless enemy?

The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #3: The Redcoat Chase

by Clifford Riley

A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . . With the British marching on Washington under the command of a Vesper General, it's up to a young Madrigal in 1812 to save a treasure hidden in the White House. However, the enemy will stop at nothing to seize the artifact, even if it means burning the city to the ground.

The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #4: The Houdini Escape

by Clifford Riley

A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . . Young Harry Houdini's family is eager for a fresh start in America, but secrets from their past have followed them to New York. When the aspiring magician is kidnapped by a dangerous enemy, the Vespers, Houdini discovers a secret talent: death-defying escapes. Will his rare talent allow him to survive the attack? Or will it get him into deeper trouble than he ever imagined?

4 Ingredients Chocolate, Cakes & Cute Things

by Kim Mccosker

The internationally bestselling author of the sensational 4 Ingredients series is back with super easy sweets and treats that look and taste like four-star creations, all using 1-2-3 . . . 4 ingredients! Wish you could prepare lavish, mouthwatering desserts and small bites with little money and time, but don't know where to start? This lively, resourceful, fully illustrated cookbook is your answer. You'll wow your friends and family with these fabulous low-budget, stress-free recipes, and fun little delicacies like: Brie & Quince Tarts Choc Mint Leaves Iced Bailey's Latte Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie In these pages, Kim McCosker shares eighty recipes and clever tips for scrumptious, homemade treats-- both sweet and savory. You'll also learn simple methods for baking with chocolate and getting the results you want. The ideal gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, or bridal and baby showers, this cookbook yields only the best--easy, delicious, and affordable treats, all with four ingredients or less!ous, and affordable treats, all with four ingredients or less!

40 Years of Evolution

by Peter R. Grant B. Rosemary Grant

Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments.

The 5:2 Diet Book

by Kate Harrison

The 5:2 Diet will transform your body, your mind and your health. It's the revolutionary part-time weight loss diet with lifelong health and anti-ageing results. This is the simplest, most flexible and most health enhancing weight loss programme you'll ever follow - and with this book to guide you, you can start today. You'll still get to eat all the foods you love but enjoy incredible health benefits, with positive effects on cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and more.Intermittent fasting is revolutionising the weight loss world. Simply by eating significantly less for one or two days a week you can trigger incredible physical and mental changes that protect your body and brain from damage and help it repair itself.And The 5:2 Diet Book - packed with tips, science, recipes, inspiration and case studies from over thirty dieters - will help you join the revolution to lose weight, boost your brain and transform your body.And it'll even save you money, with no specialist diet foods or supplements required. No wonder it's as popular with men as it is with women - and with first-time dieters as with weight loss veterans.Journalist and former yoyo dieter Kate Harrison has finally won the battle with her weight - now she shares the secrets that are helping thousands of men and women transform their bodies. The 5:2 Diet Book is your comprehensive guide to the wonderful world of intermittent fasting.It includes:? All you need to trigger the 'healing' mode that happens when you restrict your diet for as little as one day a week? The incredible effects on your brain cells? The transformation in the way you view hunger and food? The cost savings you can make - saving pounds from your food bill as you lose them from your body!? 5:2 your way - how to personalise the diet to your exact requirements and preferences? Detailed meal plans, and simple but healthy recipes...? Or ready-made suggestions for when you don't feel like cooking? Hundreds of real-life tips and success stories from men and women like youThis is more than another diet craze - it's anything but crazy and it's a lifestyle you'll want to adopt for the rest of your life.

5 Unsung Tools of DevOps

by Jonathan Thurman

The tools we use play a critical role in how effective we are. In today's ever-changing world of technology, we tend to focus on the latest and greatest solutions and overlook the simple tools that are available. Constant improvement of tools is an important aspect of the DevOps movement, but improvement doesn't always warrant replacement. The tools presented in 5 Unsung Tools of DevOps provide insight into or control over a DevOps environment--and they require minimal installation and configuration. They're not the flashiest tools, but they're time tested and just work.

50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers

by Steven H. Begleiter

This cookbook-style guide to portrait lighting contains all the ingredients necessary for a successful photo shoot. With 60 two-page spreads highlighting the techniques used to create stunning portraits alongside the portraits themselves, aspiring photographers will have a clear sense of both the "how" and the "why" of good lighting. Difficult questions such as How can I downplay a double chin and dark shadows under the eyes? and How can I produce a soft, romantic feel in a woman's portrait? Are addressed and resolved in this no-nonsense guide to good lighting.

500 Poses for Photographing Brides

by Michelle Perkins

Containing numerous contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual concerning wedding portraits explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph--one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, legs, or torso--in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.

500 Poses for Photographing Women

by Michelle Perkins

Next to lighting, posing is the most challenging aspect of photography#151;with so many body parts to capture, the possibilities are endless, and it's all too easy to make a wrong turn. This illustrated reference provides both amateur shutterbugs and seasoned pros with the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. Containing 500 contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph#151;one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, torso, or feet#151;in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.

52 Weekend Decorating Projects

by The Editors of Woman's Day

A wide range of easy, creative and inexpensive decorating projects that will add personality and style to your rooms at very little cost.

60,000+ Baby Names

by Bruce Lansky

Discover a name you and your baby will love! This book has everything you need to select a great name for your baby! -- A list of 60,000 popular and unusual names from around the world--complete with origins, meanings, and the latest variations -- 200 fascinating lists of names-to-consider--to help you discover names with special meaning for you -- The most recently available lists of the top 100 girls' and boys' names -- Lists of popular names over the last one hundred years -- Bruce Lansky's trend analysis to learn what's hot and what's not -- Over 7,000 American names, many of which African-American familes choose for their children -- Over 5,000 names that Hispanic families commonly use -- Over 4,000 French names; 9,000 English names; 6,000 Latin names; 4,000 Irish names; and 6,000 Greek names -- Nearly 6,000 Hebrew names; 2,500 Arabic names; and 4,000 German names -- Thousands of Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, African, and Hindi names

617

by Tim Bouquet

In May 1943, 617 Squadron RAF executed one of the most daring operations in military history. Flying barely 50 feet above black marble waters, Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his bombers mounted a raid against hydro-electric dams in Germany. Bold, courageous and precise - 617 Squadron became a World War II legend. Nearly seventy years later in April 2011, a new generation of elite flyers followed their Dambuster heroes into the theatre of war. Now flying supersonic Tornado GR4 bombers, 617 Squadron was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan - their mission, to provide close air support to troops engaged in brutal conflict on the ground. Commanding 617 is new boss Keith Taylor. An operational veteran with seven tours over Iraq, he knew that even with the latest cutting-edge weapons and sensors, only rigorous flying standards and watertight tactics would keep his young pilots safe. A full-throttle account of daring feats in modern fast attack jets, this is also a very personal story of a closely-knit band of men and women working under immense pressure, where every decision could affect the lives of NATO troops and an entire country's hopes for a better future. Tim Bouquet was given unprecedented access to 617's pre-deployment training at RAF Lossiemouth and blistering tour in Afghanistan. From dramatic air strikes to the life-and-death search for IEDs and low-flying shows of force designed to spook and drive insurgents from civilian cover, he tracks every mission - and the skill, resilience, banter and exceptional airmanship that see 617 through. 617 is the richest, most insightful and gripping account of the Royal Air Force at war for a generation.

7 Days and 7 Nights

by Wendy Wax

It's Him vs. Her when romance collides with reality--and everyone is watching....He says...he'll have his way with her inside a week. Radio personality Matt Ransom of Atlanta's raucous, testosterone-fueled Guy Talk is counting on a sure thing when he agrees to be locked up in a tiny apartment for seven days with the competition: the earnest Dr. Olivia Moore. It's an on-camera publicity stunt and Matt's determined to come out on top. She says...she'll never make the same mistake twice. Though their long-ago affair is a secret, Olivia feels as if her broken heart is on display whenever she crosses paths with her infuriatingly cocky--and undeniably charismatic--nemesis. Now she's stuck with him in the reality show from hell...or is it heaven? All she has to do is keep a level head, even while every other part of her is spinning dizzily out of control.From the Paperback edition.

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