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Hi! Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Serpent's Kiss (Elder Races #3)

by Thea Harrison

In the latest novel of the Elder Races, a Queen on the brink of sanity has no one to rely on except the Wyr warrior whose conviction is every bit as strong as his passion ... In order to save his friend's life, Wyr sentinel Rune Ainissesthai made a bargain with Vampyre Queen Carling--without knowing what she would ask from him in return. But when Rune attempts to make good on his debt, he finds a woman on the edge. Recently, Carling's Power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee in fear. Despite the danger, Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help her find a cure for the serpent's kiss--the Vampyric disease that's killing her. With their desire for each other escalating just as quickly as Carling's instability spirals out of control, the sentinel and the Queen will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss ...

Guidelines: A Cross-Cultural Reading/Writing Text (Third Edition)

by Ruth Spack

An advanced reading and writing text designed specifically to strengthen students' academic writing. The cross-cultural readings in Guidelines offer a wide range of thought-provoking subject matter, varying in genre, viewpoint, length, and style. As students respond to the readings and work their way through the writing assignments, they are assisted by strategies laid out in 'Guidelines' boxes and by examples from other student writers. Writing assignments include research writing and essays that synthesize sources, critique arguments, and analyze fiction. A handbook is included as a reference guide in the back of the book. It contains sections on documenting sources, drafting and revising, and correcting grammatical errors. Guidelines, Third edition, is a major revision. The readings have been updated, the chapters are easier to navigate, and the 'Guidelines' now include references to the Internet as a means of research.

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.

Resorts: Management and Operation (Third Edition)

by Robert Christie Mill

The 3rd Edition of Resorts: Management and Operation is a summary of almost 30 years of thought, analysis, and research into the field of resort management written from a business viewpoint yet takes into account the unique structure of resorts. The text is divided into three sections. Each section has a philosophical basis for the inclusion of the subsequent principles and practices. The first section covers major types of resorts: those that are mountain-based, beach-based and golf/tennis based. Two chapters are devoted to each of the various resort types. The first chapters of each resort type focuses on development issues with the impact on operations noted throughout. The second chapter in each resort type deals with guest profiles and management issues. The second section highlights what makes managing a resort different from managing a 'regular' hotel. The final section features a newly expanded chapter on spas, pools, and indoor water parks along with individual chapters on specialty resorts, cruise ships and casinos, reflecting the importance of these types of properties.

Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 10: Civilization in Transition

by C. G. Jung R. F.C. Hull Gerhard Adler

Essays bearing on the contemporary scene and on the relation of the individual to society, including papers written during the 1920s and 1930s focusing on the upheaval in Germany, and two major works of Jung's last years, The Undiscovered Self and Flying Saucers.

Fare Forward

by Ann Beattie Laura Sims David Markson

In this first-ever book of letters by novelist David Markson--a quintessential "writer's writer" whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country"--readers will experience Markson at his wittiest and warmest. Poet Laura Sims shares her correspondence with him, which began with an impassioned fan letter in 2003 and ended with his death in 2010, finally allowing a glimpse into the personal world of this solitary man who found his life's solace in literature. The letters trace the growth of a genuine and moving friendship between two writers at very different stages; in them we see Markson grapple, humorously, with the indignities of old age and poor health, and reminisce about his early days as a key literary figure in the Greenwich Village scene of the 1950s and 60s. At the same time, he sincerely celebrates Sims's marriage and the first milestones of her career as a poet. The book is full of engaging commentary on life, love, and the writing life. Markson reveals himself to be casually erudite, caustically funny, lovably cantankerous, and always entertaining. This volume marks a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of Markson's indubitably important and affecting body of work and will be a delight for his longtime fans as well as those just now discovering him.From the Trade Paperback edition.

New Low-Carb Diet

by Laura Lamont

Low-carb diets work - if the international success of the Dukan and Atkins diets has taught us anything, it's that. But they're usually hard to stick to and often unhealthy. Here Laura Lamont, a qualified nutritional therapist who introduced us to the revolutionary "Zero Noodles", brings us a healthy new take on low-carb dieting. Laura explains how eating a nutritionally sound combination of controlled amounts of complex carbohydrates, protein and "good" fats (in foods such as avocados, salmon and flaxseed) at the right times of day can bring about healthy, long-lasting weight loss. Now there's no need to deprive yourself of any food group - and you don't even have to give up bread! Working with clients at her weight-loss clinic, Laura discovered that including protein and healthy fats in every meal helps to boost metabolism, stabilize blood sugar levels and curb cravings, leading to effective weight loss that could see you shedding at least a kilo a week. The book includes information on the nutritional science behind the diet, as well as practical charts to help you identify which foods you should be eating, and meal plans. There are more than 75 mouth-watering recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners - and even desserts! And each recipe comes with a nutritional analysis. Successfully tried and tested and drawing on the latest scientific research, The New Low-Carb Diet is the 21st-century way to eat well, lose weight and feel healthier than ever.

Juice Boost

by Chris Fung

Crussh's brand philosophy is simple - they're about making healthier, tastier food and drinks for you to enjoy! There's no doubt about it, juicing is one of the easiest ways to make your life a whole lot better. While it can't promise instant beauty or eternal life, regularly drinking fresh juices and smoothies can enhance your health and give you a happier lifestyle. You're bound to feel full of energy and be revitalised, have a smoother, brighter, clearer complexion and a smile to match, and even find you lose a bit of excess weight. The Crussh chain is passionate about health. Avoiding additives, preservatives, GM foods, salt and sugar, they use the best natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. They have worked hard to perfect their recipes and now, for the first time, they are ready to share them. You'll find recipes for many of the drinks you can buy in their juice bars, such as their Green Goddess and Crusshberry Blast, as well as a whole range of newly developed drinks, including Lean Green and Energy Explosion. This book is divided into three chapters - 'Juices', 'Smoothies' and 'Boosters'. Fresh juices and smoothies are packed with vital vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and enzymes - and when you add a booster, you're mixing in an extra shot of goodness. Try these delicious recipes and discover an easy way to achieve a total health makeover.

Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences

by Penny Sartori Dr Pim Van Lommel

Penny Sartori is a registered nurse who began researching Near Death Experiences (NDEs) in 1995 after one of her long-term intensive care patients begged her to let him die in peace. The event shook her deeply and eventually led her to enroll in a PhD program to research NDEs. The findings, along with the profound spiritual lessons that she has gleaned from her work, are published here. During her academic work, Sartori studied three samples of ICU patients during a five year period. The first consisted of 243 patients from the first year of data collection who survived their ICU experience. Of those, two experienced an NDE, and two an out-of-body experience (OBE). The second cohort consisted of survivors of cardiac arrest during the five year period. Of those, 39 patients (or 18%) experienced an NDE. The third cohort consisted of all the patients who experienced an NDE during the five year period. Their stories are captured in her new book. One patient in particular, patient number 10, stands out for Sartori. "He was in bad condition," she says. "When we put him into bed he was unconscious and unresponsive. Later he reported an OBE. He was accurately able to tell us which doctor was in the room and what he had said while he was unconscious. He claimed to have met his deceased father and a Jesus-like figure. But the most extraordinary part was that afterwards he was able to use his hand, which had been paralyzed since birth. There is no medical explanation for how that healing occurred. " When asked about the biggest takeaway from her research, Sartori says, "In medicine, we're trained to believe that the brain gives rise to consciousness. My research into NDEs has made me question this prevailing paradigm, which admittedly is very widespread. The most important lesson for me has been a deeper appreciation for death and a whole lot less fear and anxiety about it. " In addition to detailing dozens of case studies, the book also discusses childhood NDEs, differences in NDEs among different cultures, and the after-effects of NDEs--one of which is the inability, in some patients, to wear a wrist-watch

My Name Is Not Easy

by Debby Dahl Edwardson

Luke knows his Iñupiaq name is full of sounds white people can't say. He knows he'll have to leave it behind when he and his brothers are sent to boarding school hundreds of miles from their Arctic village. At Sacred Heart School things are different. Instead of family, there are students -- Eskimo,Indian, White -- who line up on different sides of the cafeteria like there's some kind of war going on. And instead of comforting words like tutu and maktak, there's English. Speaking Iñupiaq -- or any native language -- is forbidden. And Father Mullen, whose fury is like a force of nature, is ready to slap down those who disobey. Luke struggles to survive at Sacred Heart. But he's not the only one. There's smart-aleck Amiq, a daring leader -- if he doesn't self destruct; Chickie, blond and freckled, a different kind of outsider; and small quiet Junior, noticing everything and writing it all down. Each has their own story to tell. But once their separate stories come together, things at Sacred Heart School -- and in the wider world -- will never be the same. Mainly based on true events, this story tells of Alaska of the mid-60's.

So Much Closer

by Susane Colasanti

Another contemporary thought-provoking romance from Susane Colasanti! When Brooke discovers that the love of her life, Scott Abrams, is moving from their New Jersey suburb to New York City for senior year, she decides to follow him there. Living with her estranged father and adjusting to a whole new school are challenging--and things get even worse when she finds out that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she learns to navigate the big city, she starts to discover a whole new side of herself, and realizes that sometimes love can find you even when you're not looking for it. Book includes an interview with the author, a playlist of songs she suggests to complement the story, and a preview of her next book, Keep Holding On.

Unravel

by Calia Read

Calia Read breaks the mold in this explosive novel that grabs hold and doesn't let go until the shocking truth is revealed.Six months ago, I was happy. I was simply Naomi Carradine. One month ago, I was admitted into a psych ward. Yesterday, Lachlan visited me. Kissed me. And told me that I'm starting to lose my mind. Hours later, Max haunted my thoughts, reminding me I'm not crazy and that he needs my help. A few minutes ago, I drifted further from reality, trying to unravel the past. And now . . . everyone thinks I'm insane. But I know he's real, and I know he needs me. Do you believe me? Unravel is intended for mature audiences.

Classifying Psychopathology

by Harold Kincaid Jacqueline A. Sullivan

Scholars question the extent to which current psychiatric classification systems are inadequate for diagnosis, treatment, and research of mental disorders and offer suggestions for improvement.

Algebra 2

by Day Carter Cuevas

THE PROGRAM STUDENTS NEED; THE FOCUS TEACHERS WANT! Glencoe Algebra 2 is a key program in our vertically aligned high school mathematics series developed to help all students achieve a better understanding of mathematics and improve their mathematics scores on today's high-stakes assessments.

The Shoal of Time (Micky Knight Mysteries #8)

by J. M. Redmann

Michele "Micky" Knight, a New Orleans PI, meets an out-of-town team of investigators who are working a human trafficking case. They want someone local to show them around. It sounds easy, and a woman with smiling green eyes is asking. But it stays easy only if Micky stops asking questions-and she's never been good at that. What starts out as a tourist tour of the underside of New Orleans turns into a risky game of cat and mouse, and twists even further as Micky is caught between the good guys and the bad guys, each willing to do whatever it takes-including getting rid of an inconvenient PI-to achieve their ends. Who can she trust? And who's trying to kill her?

The Flame (Sons of Destiny #7)

by Jean Johnson

Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day--they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now that it's his turn to look for a bride, the seventhborn brother burns with curiosity and anticipation... Koranen or Nightfall is tired of the Curse--in his case, a destructive flame that courses beneath his flesh. His brothers have wives and lovers, but all Koranen has are blistering reminders of a touch that burns.. unless he can find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then the Aquamancers arrive, at last affording Koranen the chance to find his Destined bride. Ostracized for being too good at her job, Danau is resigned to her punishment: never knowing love. But fire and water always create steam, and things do get steamy as Danau and Koranen gradually realize they were meant for each other--even as Nightfall's future becomes flooded with more trouble than either of them could have imagined.

The Clown of God

by Tomie Depaola

In this retelling of the old French legend, a juggler offers to the Christ Child the only Christmas gift he has. Other books by this author are available in this library.

The Caesar Clue

by M. K. Shuman

[From the inside book flap:] When a mysterious young woman places an urgent call to Micah Dunn, the New Orleans private eye dutifully agrees to meet her incoming flight at the airport. Though a bit puzzled by Julia Morvant's cryptic telephone message, Dunn has no reason to suspect a case out of the ordinary--until his prospective client's plane is blown from the sky on its final approach to New Orleans International Airport. When the authorities confirm that foul play is responsible for the tragic explosion, Dunn knows that Julia Morvant must somehow be connected. But was she an unwitting accomplice to the heinous act or an innocent victim? Micah Dunn resolves to find out as much as he can about Julia Morvant--who she was, where she came from, and why she so desperately needed to meet him. He soon finds himself sniffing out a corrupt trail that winds from the dingiest alleys of New Orleans' underworld to much higher--and even more dangerous--places. M.K. Shuman's first Micah Dunn mystery, The Maya Stone Murders, was praised for its haunting, atmospheric portrayal of New Orleans' gritty streets and textured people. The Caesar Clue offers an even more revealing glimpse of the Crescent City and its subtle intrigues.

The Boston Italians

by Steve Puleo

In this lively and engaging history, Stephen Puleo tells the story of the Boston Italians from their earliest years, when a largely illiterate and impoverished people in a strange land recreated the bonds of village and region in the cramped quarters of the North End. Focusing on this first and crucial Italian enclave in Boston, Puleo describes the experience of Italian immigrants as they battled poverty, illiteracy, and prejudice; explains their transformation into Italian Americans during the Depression and World War II; and chronicles their rich history in Boston up to the present day.

Boss Talk

by Wall Street Journal

Timeless and effective business lessons from twenty-one top CEOsEvery business leader--from manager to entrepreneur--wants to know the ideas that motivate and inspire the world's most successful CEOs. Boss Talk presents twenty-one CEOs who give expert advice on issues important to today's businessperson. The topics include:*Motivating Your Employees*Managing Growth*Building a Brand*Learning from the New Economy*Trendspotting*Beating the Competition*Leading a Successful Turnaround or TransitionHere's what some bosses are talking about:"You have to get rewarded in the soul and in the wallet. The money isn't enough, but a plaque isn't enough either."--Jack Welch, General Electric Co."Lead by example. If you do that as CEO, your style will filter down through your team."--John Chambers, Cisco Systems"We do a lot of quantitative stuff. But coupled with that is having an employee staff and culture that is inherently interested in what we do."--Tom Freston, MTV Networks"Surround yourself with people you trust. You can't run a business over a certain size and sign off on everything."--Emily Woods, J.CrewFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book of the Courtesans

by Susan Griffin

From Pulitzer-Prize-nominated author Susan Griffin comes an unprecedented, provocative look at the dazzling world of the West's first independent women, whose lively liaisons brought them unspoken influence, wealth, and freedom.While they charmed some of Europe's most illustrious men honing their social skills as well as their sexual ones, the great courtesans gained riches, power, education, and sexual freedom in a time when other women were denied all of these. From Imperia of sixteenth-century Rome, who personified the Renaissance ideal of beauty; Mme. de Pompadour, the arbiter of all things fashionable in eighteenth-century Paris and Versailles; Liane de Pougy, known in France during the Belle Epoque as "Our National Courtesan"; to Sarah Bernhardt, who, following in her mother's footsteps, supported herself in her early career with a second profession, The Book of the Courtesans tells the life stories and intricacies of the lavish lifestyles of these women. Unlike their geisha counterparts, courtesans neither lived in brothels nor bent their wills to suit their suitors. They were strong- willed, autonomous, and plucky.An open secret, their presence can be felt throughout our culture. The muses who enflamed the hearts and imaginations of our most celebrated artists, they were also artists in their own right. They wrote poetry and novels, invented the cancan at the Moulin Rouge, and presented celebrated acts at the Folies Bergères. They helped to influence and shape the sensibility of modern literature, painting, and fashion. When Greek sculptor Praxiteles wanted to depict Venus he used a famous courtesan as a model, as in later centuries Titian, Veronese, Raphael, Giorgione, and Boucher did when they painted goddesses. When Marcel Proust was a young man it was the courtesan Laure Hayman who took him under her wing, introducing him to the right people, and providing inspiration for one of literature's greatest masterpieces. And they often had considerable political influence too. When King Louis XV needed advice on foreign affairs or appointments of state he turned to Jeanne du Barry as well as Pompadour.In her witty and insightful prose, as Griffin celebrates these alluring and fascinating women, she restores a lost legacy of women's history. She gives us the stories of these amazing women who, starting from impoverished or unimpressive beginnings, garnered chateaux, fine coaches, fabulous collections of jewelry, and even aristocratic titles along the way. And through a brilliant exploration of their extraordinary abilities, skills, and talents which Griffin playfully categorizes as their virtues "Timing, Beauty, Cheek, Brilliance, Gaiety, Grace, and Charm" her book explains how, while helping themselves, through their often outrageous, always entertaining examples, the great courtesans not only enriched our cultural heritage but helped to liberate women from the social, sexual, and economic strictures that confined them.Intensively researched and beautifully crafted, The Book of the Courtesans delves into scintillating but often hidden worlds, telling stories gleaned from many sources, including courtesans' memoirs, presented along with stunning rare photographs to create memorable portraits of some of the most pivotal figures in women's history.

Behind Enemy Lines

by Wendy Holden Marthe Cohn

Marthe Cohn was in her late teens when Hitler was rising to power. Living across the German border in Alsace-Lorraine, her family began taking in Jews who were fleeing the Nazis, as well as the Jewish children being sent away by terrified parents. Soon her own homeland was under Nazi rule, and she and her parents, brothers, and sisters were forced to live the restricted lives of all Jews. As the Nazi occupation of France escalated along with the war, Marthe's sister was arrested and eventually sent to Auschwitz, and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France. Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army.Behind Enemy Lines is Marthe Cohn's memoir of a time and place that has mesmerized the world for more than half a century. But at its heart it is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.Recently, at the age of eighty, Marthe Cohn was awarded France's highest military honor, the Medaille Militaire, a relatively rare medal awarded for outstanding military service and given, in the past, to the likes of Winston Churchill. With this award came official acknowledgment of the heroic exploits of a beautiful young Jewish woman who faced death every day as she sought to help defeat the Nazi empire.When the spotlight was turned on Marthe Cohn, not even her children or grandchildren knew to what extent this modest woman had been involved with the Allies in fighting the evils of the greatest war of the twentieth century. She had fought valiantly to retrieve needed inside information about Nazi troop movements by slipping behind enemy lines, utilizing her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word about a fictional fiancé. In traveling about the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight, she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders.From the Hardcover edition.

Arthur Murray's Popularity Book

by Arthur Murray

First published in 1944, The Popularity Book is a vintage guidebook full of wise and wonderful advice on living well, building poise and maintaining fulfilling relationships. Drawn from books, testimonials and magazines from the World War II era, this book shows the forthright common sense and romanticism of the "Greatest Generation", a generation inspired by debonair role models such as Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. As relevant today as it was in the 1940s, The Popularity Book offers counsel on being an unforgettably great date, devising a game-plan for making a man propose marriage, and pointers how to be charming. Compiled and originally published by Arthur Murray, who famously said he could teach anyone who could walk how to dance, it also features his iconic step-by-step footprint instructions on how to Samba, Fox Trot and Rumba divinely!

The Americas

by Felipe Fernández-Armesto 

From food to the spread of political ideas, the landmass from northern Canada to the southern tip of Argentina is complexly bound together, yet these connections are generally ignored. In this groundbreaking and vividly rendered work, leading historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells, for the first time, the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation, and looking instead to the intricate and common forces that continue to shape the region.With his trademark erudition, imagination, and thematic breadth, Fernández-Armesto ranges over commerce, religion, agriculture, the environment, the slave trade, culture, and politics. He takes us from man's arrival in North America to the Colonial and Independence periods, to the "American Century" and beyond. For most of human history, the south dominated the north: as Fernández-Armesto argues in his provocative conclusion, it might well again. A panoramic yet richly textured story that embodies fresh ways of looking at cross-cultural exchange, conflict, and interaction, The Americas demolishes our traditional ways of looking at the hemisphere, putting in place a compelling and fruitful new vision.From the Hardcover edition.

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