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Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades

by 826 National Staff

Creative strategies for getting young students excited about writing Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the lessons range from goofy fun (like "The Other Toy Story: Make Your Toys Come to Life") to practical, from sports to science, music to mysteries. These lessons are written by experts, and favorite novelists, actors, and other celebrities pitched in too. Lessons are linked to the Common Core State Standards. A treasure trove of proven, field-tested lessons to teach writing skills Inventive and unique lessons will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students 826 National has locations in eight cities: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and Washington DC 826 National is a nonprofit organization, founded by Dave Eggers, and committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.

Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades

by 826 National Staff

Fantastic strategies for getting high school students excited about writing This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as "Literary Facebooks," where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the "College Application Essay Boot Camp." These writing lessons are written by experts--and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards 826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.

Escaping Home

by A. American

Book 3 of The Survivalist SeriesWhen society ceases to exist, who can you trust?After the collapse of the nation's power grid, America is under martial law--and safety is an illusion. As violence erupts around him, Morgan Carter faces one of his most difficult decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, away from the prying eyes of the government. He and his family are hesitant to leave their beloved Lake County, but with increasingly suspicious activities happening in a nearby refugee camp, all signs point towards defecting. Morgan and his friends aren't going to leave without a fight, though--and they'll do anything to protect their freedoms.From the author of the hit survivalist novels Going Home and Surviving Home, Escaping Home describes the struggle to live in a world with no rules, and how, sometimes, the strength of family is the only thing that can pull you through.

Truffled to Death

by Kathy Aarons

Two best friends sell books and bonbons--and solve crimes--in this mystery from the author of Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates...Hoping to sweeten sales for their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, Michelle and Erica host a reception highlighting a new museum display of ancient Mayan pottery curated by Erica's former mentor, Professor Addison Moody. The evening has a few hiccups, but the ladies soon smooth things over with ample servings of wine and chocolate.Yet with the sweet comes the bitter. The very next day, the antiquities from the reception are discovered missing. The professor accuses Erica of having sticky fingers, claiming she wants revenge on him. And she's only in more trouble after he's found stabbed to death with one of the artifacts. Now Michelle must help Erica track down the real killer before someone else finds themselves in less than mint condition...From the Paperback edition.

The Cowboy's Homecoming

by Carolyne Aarsen

The Cowboy's Reunion Seeking redemption from his troubled past, cowboy Lee Bannister returns to his Montana hometown. He's not looking for love-just to prove he's not the same reckless guy who broke Abby Newton's heart and destroyed her family. But when Abby, a magazine photographer, is assigned to cover the story of his family ranch's 150th anniversary, old feelings start to resurface. He knows Abby will never forgive him. But as they spend more time together, they begin to discover the lies that kept them apart...and that some reunions are meant to last forever.rgive him. But as they spend more time together, they begin to discover the lies that kept them apart...and that some reunions are meant to last forever.

Love Inspired June 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2

by Carolyne Aarsen Tina Radcliffe Cheryl Williford

Love Inspired brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. THE COWBOY'S HOMECOMING Refuge Ranch by Carolyne ArsenAbby Newton knows she should stay away from the charming cowboy blamed for her family's downfall, but when she's roped into working with Lee Bannister on his ranch, will they rediscover the romance they've never forgotten? THE AMISH WIDOW'S SECRET by Cheryl WillifordDesperate for help with his children, widowed dad Mose Fischer proposes marriage to widow Sarah Nolt. Could this be their chance for true love, or will Sarah's secrets rock the foundation they've built? SAFE IN THE FIREMAN'S ARMS by Tina RadcliffeComing to the rescue of Maggie Jones is no hardship for hunky fire chief Jake MacLaughlin, but when the shy girl suddenly has a line of suitors, Jake will have to prove he's her perfect match!

Oxford Modern English Grammar

by Bas Aarts

Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language,undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how it is used.

From Rags to Riches: People Who Started Businesses from Scratch

by Nathan Aaseng

Presents brief biographies of the enterprising individuals who started such companies as HP, Apple computers, Sears, The Wall Street Journal, J.C. Penney, Hershey's chocolate, Marriott and Procter & Gamble.

Greater Portland

by Carl Abbott

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one's home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the "Portland style" that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good.Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland--its people, politics, and public life--and the region's history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm.In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development.Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region's expansive green space and on the community's culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning.

Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest

by Carl Abbott

The author examines the character of contemporary Portland--its people, politics, and public life--and the region's history and geography.

Concrete Angel

by Patricia Abbott

An atmospheric and eagerly-awaited debut novel from acclaimed crime writer Patricia Abbott, set in Philadelphia in the 1970's about a family torn apart by a mother straight out of "Mommy Dearest", and her children who are at first victims but soon learn they must fight back to survive.Eve Moran has always wanted "things" and has proven both inventive and tenacious in getting and keeping them. Eve lies, steals, cheats, swindles, and finally commits murder, paying little heed to the cost of her actions on those who love her. Her daughter, Christine, compelled by love, dependency, and circumstance, is caught up in her mother's deceptions, unwilling to accept the viciousness that runs in her mother's blood. Eve's powers of seduction are hard to resist for those who come in contact with her toxic allure. It's only when Christine's three-year old brother, Ryan begins to prove useful to her mother, and she sees a pattern repeating itself, that Christine finds the courage and means to bring an end to Eve's tyranny.An unflinching novel about love, lust and greed that runs deep within our bones, Patricia Abbott cements herself as one of our very best writers of domestic suspense.

Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology

by Zainul Abedin

This concise collection of electrophysiological facts prepares you to face the clinical questions surrounding arrhythmia and conduction disorders with confidence. Clear and direct, the book offers: succinct factual information supported by illustrations, tables, and references self-assessment questions for each chapter, to test your knowledge of the area"Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology" summarizes the fundamental information that forms the basis of the modern approach to cardiac arrhythmias, from an explanation of the electrophysiologic effects of cardiac ion channel activity to the latest information on available implantable defibrillators. All members of the cardiac care team will benefit from keeping this valuable guide close at hand.

White Plague (Joe Rush Series #1)

by James Abel

In the frozen waters of the Arctic, Marine bioterror expert Joe Rush races to save a submarine crew from a lethal threat. . . "The pleas for help stopped coming just after five in the morning, Washington time. The Pentagon staffers cleared for handling sensitive messages sat in horror for a moment and then tried other ways to reach the victims. Nothing worked so they called the Director, who phoned me. " In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine U. S. S. Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat-and the entire crew-could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led by Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush. With only thirty-six hours before the surviving crew perish, Joe and his team must race to rescue the Montana and ensure that the boat doesn't fall into enemy hands. Because a fast-approaching foreign submarine is already en route, and tensions may explode. But that's the least of their troubles. For the surviving sailors are not alone on the sub. Something is trapped with them. Something deadly lethal. Something that plagued mankind long ago, when it devastated the entire world. And the crew of the Montana has unknowingly set it free. Now, Joe and his team must not only find a way to save the Montana and her crew, but stop a lethal horror of apocalyptic consequence from being unleashed on all humanity.

Thank You, Goodnight

by Andy Abramowitz

Nick Hornby meets Almost Famous in this side-splittingly funny coming-of-middle-age debut novel about the lead singer of a one-hit wonder 90s band who tries for one more swing at the fences.Teddy Tremble is nearing forty and has settled into a comfortable groove, working at a stuffy law firm and living in a downtown apartment with a woman he thinks he might love. Sure, his days aren't as exciting as the time he spent as the lead singer of Tremble, the rock band known for its mega-hit "It Feels Like a Lie," but that life has long since passed its sell-by date. But when Teddy gets a cryptic call from an old friend, he's catapulted into contemplating the unthinkable: reuniting Tremble for one last shot at rewriting history. Never mind that the band members haven't spoken in ten years, that they left the music scene in a blazing cloud of indifference, and that the only fans who seem to miss them reside in an obscure little town in Switzerland. If Teddy manages to snooker his band mates out of their adult lives, can a once immature, self-involved fallen idol find his way back to the top--and possibly back to the one who got away? Thank You, Goodnight is debut novelist Andy Abramowitz's hilarious, honest, and heartwarming story about love, lyrics, and finding one's legacy in the unlikeliest of places.

Mostly Harmless (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #5)

by Douglas Adams

It's easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished due to a misunderstanding about space/time, the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob-fearing planet, and all you have to fall back on are a few simple sandwich-making skills. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit-and immediately all hell breaks loose.Hell takes a number of forms: there's the standard Ford Prefect version, in the shape of an all-new edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and a totally unexpected manifestation in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn't even know he had one.Can Arthur save the Earth from total multidimensional obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter, Random, from herself? Of course not. He never works out exactly what is going on. Will you?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Last Chance to See

by Douglas Adams Mark Carwardine

"Very funny and moving...The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams'] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live."THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDJoin bestselling author Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. Hilarious and poignant--as only Douglas Adams can be--LAST CHANCE TO SEE is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth's magnificent wildlife galaxy.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Forbidden

by Lori Adams

Lori Adams puts a twist on paranormal romance with the first novel of The Soulkeepers, a series that blends ancient legends and new myths with an enchanting mix of thrills, humor, and high drama. When Sophia St. James learns that she'll be moving from Los Angeles to a podunk town somewhere in Connecticut for her senior year of high school, she isn't expecting an otherworldly encounter. But there is more to Haven Hurst than meets the eye: it's home to a family of Guardian Angels, and she is the only one who can see them in spirit form. Sophia soon realizes she wants to see much more of Michael, an irresistible yet volatile Guardian who seems drawn to her too. As Michael battles his forbidden desire for the beautiful young newcomer, one of Hell's most notorious Demon Knights arrives. Handsome and charismatic, Dante has come to claim the reincarnated soul of his lost lover trapped in Sophia. Cursed with the demon of Persuasion living inside him, Dante will use his seductive charms to lure Sophia into a dangerous game that ends with the kiss of death--unless Michael, who has captured Sophia's heart, can now capture her soul.Advance praise for Forbidden "A perfect blend of fantasy, humor, romance, and thrills, Forbidden had me laughing, biting my nails, and swooning all over the place."--Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing

Shih Tzu For Dummies

by Eve Adamson

To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they're irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even "big dog" lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies answers all of your questions, like:What is a Shih Tzu really like?Can I get a Shih Tzu if I have children or other pets?How difficult is grooming? Can I do it myself or should I get a professional?How do I find a good breeder? What about a good vet?What should my Shih Tzu eat?Do small dogs really need that much training?How can I teach my Shih Tzu some basic commands?The Shih Tzu is built for one job and one job alone: to be your close personal friend for life. A dog bred for companionship must be allowed to do its job, and its job is to be with you. So, if you have the time (for grooming), dedication (for training), and room (on your lap and in your heart), the Shih Tzu is a small dog with a lot of love just waiting for a new best friend.

How to Prove There Is a God

by Mortimer Adler Ken Dzugan

One of the great tasks of Mortimer Adler's illustrious life was his search for a watertight proof of the existence of God. Adler believed that his search had been successful.Adler spent years studying the classic proofs of God's existence, especially Aquinas's Five Ways, and found shortcomings in all of them, as conventionally understood. But he thought that some of them contained ideas which, if properly developed, could be improved, and he continued to search for a satisfying and logically unassailable proof. Toward the end of the 1970s, he believed he had arrived at such a proof, which he presented in his historic work, How to Think about God (1980). In the writings assembled in How to Prove There Is a God, Adler gives us his approach to the question of God's existence in fresh and popular form. He defends his position against critics, both believers and skeptics. The book includes a transcript of one of Adler's appearances on William Buckley's Firing Line, Adler's revealing interview with Edward Wakin, the exchange of views on natural theology between Adler and Owen Gingerich, and John Cramer's eloquent argument that the trend of modern cosmology supports Adler's early struggles with the question of God's existence.

Like It Never Happened

by Emily Adrian

Stereotypes, sexuality, and destructive rumors collide in this smart YA novel for fans of Sara Zarr's Story of a Girl, Siobhan Vivian's The List, and E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school's production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too. She casts off her old reputation, grows close with her four rowdy cast-mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage. Even Mr. McFadden, the play's critical director, can find no fault with Rebecca.Though "The Essential Five" vow never to date each other, Rebecca can't help her feelings for Charlie, leaving her both conflicted and lovestruck. But the on and off-stage drama of the cast is eclipsed by a life-altering accusation that threatens to destroy everything...even if some of it is just make believe.

Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria

by Omolade Adunbi

Omolade Adunbi investigates the myths behind competing claims to oil wealth in Nigeria's Niger Delta. Looking at ownership of natural resources, oil extraction practices, government control over oil resources, and discourse about oil, Adunbi shows how symbolic claims have created an "oil citizenship." He explores the ways NGOs, militant groups, and community organizers invoke an ancestral promise to defend land disputes, justify disruptive actions, or organize against oil corporations. Policies to control the abundant resources have increased contestations over wealth, transformed the relationship of people to their environment, and produced unique forms of power, governance, and belonging.

Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life

by Giorgio Agamben

The author in this book aims to connect the problem of pure possibility, potentiality, and power with the problem of political and social ethics in a context where the latter has lost its previous religious, metaphysical, and cultural grounding.

Easy Songs for Smooth Transitions in the Classroom

by Carol Aghayan Nina Araújo

Sing your way through difficult times of the day and watch your job get easier!Young children in school go through many transitions throughout the day. What can make ten children settle down, clean up, and move from room to room without protest?Even if you're uncomfortable singing in public, the simple songs in this book will help you glide smoothly through tough transitions such as greetings and good-byes, calling attention, cleaning up, moving, waiting, and slowing down. Children will feel more powerful and in control, reducing stress levels during the more difficult times in your day. You will learn songs that everyone will love singing, including:"Get On Board, Little Children" and "We're On Our Way," which move toe-tapping children in and out of the classroom"Go to Sleep, My Little Pumpkins," which helps kids wind down for naptime"Cleaning Spirit," which acknowledges children as they clean up the classroomMultiple songs for each transition area, a transition planning guide, and lyrics to all 69 songs-formatted so you can easily create your own song cards-are included.

Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

by Anurag K. Agrawal Caroline A. Hastings Joseph C. Torkildson

This new edition of Handbook of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland features practical guidance on how to handle common inpatient and outpatient challenges seen in pediatric hematology and oncology. Designed as a rapid reference to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic protocols, the text is short and didactic and supplemented with practical algorithms and case studies throughout. Completely revised and updated, there are brand-new chapters on subjects including bone marrow transplantation, pain management and palliative care. Comprehensive, yet concise, the handbook presents essential guidelines on the diagnosis and management of the most common pediatric blood disorders and malignancies, in addition to chemotherapeutic drug information and transfusion protocols. Designed for medical students, residents, and fellows, this user-friendly portable reference is also the perfect companion on the ward for pediatric hematology and oncology nurses.

Enclave

by Ann Aguirre

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.

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