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Mythbusting for Trainee Teachers

by Jonathan Glazzard Samuel Stones

Teaching and education are awash with myths. This book explores some of them for trainee teachers and asks: - Where does this myth come from? - How do we know that it isn&’t true? - Why does it matter that we challenge it? Every chapter poses a few common myths within that area and explores what the research actually says. Using research as a basis to explore what it true and what is false, it gives trainee teachers a much more informed understanding and encourages important discussions about teaching and learning.

The Crossroads (Only Road Ser.)

by Alexandra Diaz

Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road. After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can’t be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Ángela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place “home.” His real home is with his parents, abuela, and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself—a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can’t return home, but he’s not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you’re sin papeles—undocumented—like Jaime. <P><P>When things look bleak, hope arrives from unexpected places: a quiet boy on the bus, a music teacher, an old ranch hand. With his sketchbook always close by, Jaime uses his drawings to show what it means to be a true citizen. Powerful and moving, this touching sequel to The Only Road explores overcoming homesickness, finding ways to connect despite a language barrier, and discovering what it means to start over in a new place that alternates between being wonderful and completely unwelcoming.

Dragon Ghosts: Dragon Captives; Dragon Bones; Dragon Ghosts (The Unwanteds Quests #3)

by Lisa McMann

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the third novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and continue the search for her twin. Meanwhile Thisbe, pounded by images of Grimere’s dark history, contemplates her abandonment and considers leaving Rohan behind in a risky move that could take her home…or to her death.

The Last Tree Town

by Beth Turley

&“A sensitive story of family, friendship, and personal growth.&” —Kirkus Reviews From the author of If This Were a Story comes a heartfelt, coming-of-age novel about sisterhood, friendship, and the stories behind our journeys that connect us to one another.Cassi has always been proud to be Puerto Rican, but when others comment on her appearance, telling her she doesn&’t look like the rest of her family, Cassi begins to question everything. At school, Cassi finds a distraction in the Math Olympics, where she is able to do what she loves and soon befriends Aaron, the new boy who tells her stories about all the tree towns he&’s lived in. Just when everything seems to be getting better, a painful video goes viral and Cassi wonders if Mapleton is just another stop on Aaron&’s list. As the seasons change, Cassi must learn to solve the pieces of her life that are varied and emotional and at times, beautiful. And even when they don&’t equate, reveal a rewarding answer.

Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers)

by Nicki Pau Preto

An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle.I had a sister, once… In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart. I promised her the throne would not come between us. Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks. But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled. Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all. Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken. Crown of Feathers is an epic fantasy about love’s incredible power to save—or to destroy. Interspersed throughout is the story of Avalkyra Ashfire, the last Rider queen, who would rather see her empire burn than fall into her sister’s hands.

The Weight of Our Sky

by Hanna Alkaf

A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. <p><p> Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die. On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope.

Girls with Sharp Sticks (Girls with Sharp Sticks #1)

by Suzanne Young

Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this start to a thrilling, subversive near future series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young about a girls-only private high school that is far more than it appears to be.Some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns. The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests. But the girls’ carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back. Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made The Program a bestselling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today’s most pressing ethical questions.

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows (Charlie Hernandez #1)

by Ryan Calejo

<p><p> The Lightning Thief meets the Story Thieves series in this middle grade fantasy inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America. <p><p>Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela’s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie’s always been a pragmatist. <p><p>Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe—nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving. But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations—ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend—he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he’s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself. <p><p>Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (a.k.a. the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. <p><p>With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what’s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world). No pressure, muchacho.

Charlie Hernández & the Castle of Bones (Charlie Hernandez #2)

by Ryan Calejo

Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this bold sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, which Booklist called &“a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan&” in a starred review, follows Charlie as he continues on his quest to embrace his morphling identity. Charlie Hernandez still likes to think of himself as a normal kid. But what&’s normal about being a demon-slaying preteen with an encyclopedic knowledge of Hispanic and Latino mythology who can partially manifest nearly any animal trait found in nature? Well, not much. But, Charlie believes he can get used to this new &“normal,&” because being able to sprout wings or morph fins is pretty cool. But there is a downside: it means having to constantly watch his back for La Mano Peluda&’s sinister schemes. And when the leader of La Liga, the Witch Queen Jo herself, is suddenly kidnapped, Charlie&’s sure they&’re at it again. Determined to save the queen and keep La Liga&’s alliances intact, Charlie and his good friend Violet Rey embark on a perilous journey to track down her captors. As Charlie and Violet are drawn deeper into a world of monstruos and magia they are soon left with more questions than answers—like, why do they keep hearing rumors of dead men walking, and why is Charlie suddenly having visions of an ancient evil: a necromancer priest who&’s been dead for more than five centuries? Charlie&’s abuela once told him that when dead men walk, the living run in fear. And Charlie&’s about to learn the truth of that—the hard way.

Fighting for the Forest: How FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America

by P. O’Connell Pearson

In an inspiring middle grade nonfiction work, P. O’Connell Pearson tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps—one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal projects that helped save a generation of Americans. <P><P>When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in March 1933, the United States was on the brink of economic collapse and environmental disaster. Thirty-four days later, the first of over three million impoverished young men were building parks and reclaiming the nation’s forests and farmlands. The Civilian Conservation Corps—FDR’s favorite program and “miracle of inter-agency cooperation”—resulted in the building and/or improvement of hundreds of state and national parks, the restoration of nearly 120 million acre of land, and the planting of some three billion trees—more than half of all the trees ever planted in the United States. <P><P>Fighting for the Forest tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corp through a close look at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (the CCC’s first project) and through the personal stories and work of young men around the nation who came of age and changed their country for the better working in Roosevelt’s Tree Army.

Bo-Bo's Cave of Gold (At the Heels of History)

by Dorothy Hearst Pam Berkman

To save their family, Bo-Bo, a golden mutt, and her human brother Sheng must find a legendary treasure during the California Gold Rush in this second book of the At the Heels of History series, inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.California, 1852. Sage, a golden, big-hearted mutt, is abandoned by her pack. She is about to give up hope when a silly bird squawks her out of her sadness and leads her to Sheng, a young gold prospector. Sheng renames her Bo-Bo, the Chinese word for treasure, and they soon become inseparable. When Bo-Bo frees a caged bear, the bear’s owner—who is also a cruel tax collector—demands a huge price from Sheng for losing the bear. But where can Bo-Bo and Sheng find that much gold? Their only chance is a fabled cave rumored to be filled with treasure. But the cave is supposedly located across the foothills, on a path loaded with danger. Will Bo-Bo and Sheng find it in time?

The Kingdom of Liars: A Novel (The Legacy of the Mercenary King #1)

by Nick Martell

In this brilliant debut fantasy, a story of secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use, and only the son of the kingdom&’s despised traitor holds the truth. Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king&’s nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family. In a world where memory is the coin that pays for magic, Michael knows something is there in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom&’s royal council, Michael takes it, desperate to find a way back to his past. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia. What the truth holds is a set of shocking revelations that will completely change the Hollows, if Michael and his friends and family can survive long enough to see it.

Santiago's Road Home

by Alexandra Diaz

&“With every chapter, readers will be further immersed in Santiago&’s story as they root for his triumph over injustice.&” —Booklist (starred review) &“With unflinching conviction, Diaz sketches a frank, brief account of refugee youth in an uncaring bureaucratic system.&” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) &“Harrowing but deeply illuminating.&” —School Library Journal A young boy gets detained by ICE while crossing the border from Mexico to the United States in this timely and unflinching novel by award-winning author Alexandra Diaz.The bed creaks under Santiago&’s shivering body. They say a person&’s life flashes by before dying. But it&’s not his whole life. Just the events that led to this. The important ones, and the ones Santiago would rather forget. The coins in Santiago&’s hand are meant for the bus fare back to his abusive abuela&’s house. Except he refuses to return; he won&’t be missed. His future is uncertain until he meets the kind, maternal María Dolores and her young daughter, Alegría, who help Santiago decide what comes next: He will accompany them to el otro lado, the United States of America. They embark with little, just backpacks with water and a bit of food. To travel together will require trust from all parties, and Santiago is used to going it alone. None of the three travelers realizes that the journey through Mexico to the border is just the beginning of their story.

Katarina Ballerina (Katarina Ballerina #1)

by Tiler Peck Kyle Harris

A young girl lives out her big ballerina dreams in this graceful start to a new series from New York City Ballet principal dancer and international prima ballerina Tiler Peck and Broadway and television actor Kyle Harris. Ten-year-old Katarina is a New York City girl through and through, but the buzz of the city drives her to feel that she is meant for more than her ordinary day to day routine. Her big dream? To become a prima ballerina. With the help of a few new friends, Katarina finally puts on her first pair of ballet shoes and she&’s more than determined to make it work. But her feet don&’t quite move the way she would like them to, the twirls and spins make her dizzy, and her classmates aren&’t exactly welcoming. When the head of the dance studio announces that there will be a competition to earn a spot in an upcoming international dance camp, Katarina knows this could be her big chance to make her dancer dreams come true. Does this tiny dancer have what it takes to stand out in the ballet world of blending in?

Casi alcanzar todo (Barely Missing Everything)

by Matt Mendez

Now available in Spanish! &“There are moments when a story shakes you...Barely Missing Everything is one of those stories, and Mendez, a gifted storyteller with a distinct voice, is sure to bring a quake to the literary landscape.&” —Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down In the tradition of Jason Reynolds and Matt de la Peña, this heartbreaking, no-holds-barred debut novel told from three points of view explores how difficult it is to make it in life when you—your life, brown lives—don&’t matter.Juan tiene grandes planes. Va a ser el muchacho de El Paso que salió adelante, va a conseguir esa beca de basquetbol para ir a la universidad y va hacer algo de su vida… algo mejor que la sarta de novios nefastos de Fabi, su mamá. Sólo necesita hacerlo realidad. El mejor amigo de Juan, JD, también tiene planes. Algún día va a ser cineasta, como Tarantino o Del Toro (no Spielberg). Tiene una cámara y tiene pasión. ¿Qué más se necesita? Fabi ya no tiene planes. Cuando te embarazas a los dieciséis, descubres que los planes no siempre salen y que hay algunas cosas que no puedes anticipar… Como un altercado con la policía. Como la implosión de tu familia. Como un pasado que regresa a perseguirte. Como el temor de que tú, tu hijo y todos los que amas no van a alcanzar todo…no van a alcanzar nada.

Little Women: Little Women; Good Wives (The Little Women Collection #1)

by Louisa May Alcott

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, and Meryl Streep! Discover Louisa May Alcott&’s enchanting tale of the March sisters for yourself with this beautiful keepsake edition of Little Women!The quintessential American story, Little Women captured readers&’ hearts right from the start. A bestseller from the time it was originally published in 1868, it is the tale of the March sisters: Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy. The four girls couldn&’t be more different, but with their father fighting in the Civil War and their mother supporting the family, the sisters will have to rely on each other as they grow up and grow together, experiencing love, loss, and the importance of family. Louisa May Alcott recreates her own family&’s dramatic, comic, and sometimes tragic experiences in this heartfelt novel that has been celebrated and shared for generations—and this unabridged edition will continue to be shared for years to come.

The Puppy Prince (Itty Bitty Princess Kitty #3)

by Melody Mews

Will Itty get along with Prince Puppy of Wagmire? Find out in this third adorable book in the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter book series!The royal family of Wagmire is visiting Lollyland! Itty is excited to meet Prince Puppy for the first time. So why doesn&’t Prince Puppy seem very excited to meet her? Itty tries to show him all the fun things to do in Lollyland—Starfish Falls! Riding on clouds!—but he turns up his little dog nose at everything. Can the prince and princess ever become friends, or are cats and dogs just too different? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on every page, the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

Katie Cupcakes and Wedding Bells (Cupcake Diaries #33)

by Coco Simon

Katie is unpleasantly surprised to find out her family is moving into a new house after her mom&’s wedding in the latest addition to the Cupcake Diaries series.Katie&’s mom is getting married! Katie and her three best friends couldn&’t be happier and have so much fun pitching in with getting ready for the big day—especially with cake testing! But when Katie finds out her mom&’s marriage means her family has to move, suddenly the wedding isn&’t as joyous an occasion. What will life be like in a new home with a new family?

Family Recipe: Can Katie Find The Perfect Mix For A Happy Family? (Donut Dreams #3)

by Coco Simon

Molly learns the true meaning of family in the third delicious book in the Donut Dreams series from the author of the Cupcake Diaries and Sprinkle Sundays series!Everything&’s better with a donut. Molly has always considered her adopted family her real family. She&’s never had reason to question where she fits until she has to do a report on her family tree for school. Suddenly, she has nothing but questions. If the point of a family tree is to show where she comes from, is it okay to include people that aren&’t her birth family? Being mixed up with doubt may not be a recipe for success, but when Molly reaches out to the people she depends on, they are ready to support her, as always. Molly is soon ready to serve up a perfectly sweet look at what family really is—because the main ingredient in any real family is love.

A Sprinkle of Friendship (Sprinkle Sundays #10)

by Coco Simon

Allie and Sierra struggle to run the ice cream shop on their own in this tenth delicious book in the Sprinkle Sundays series from the author of the Cupcake Diaries series and Donut Dreams series!It&’s summertime and everyone wants ice cream! That&’s great for business, but with Tamiko on vacation with her family in Japan, that leaves just Allie and Sierra to handle the insanely busy ice cream shop. Trying to cover Tamiko&’s job on top of their own is harder than they thought it would be, and they soon start to feel overwhelmed. Tempers get short and some mean words are spoken. Soon, Allie and Sierra can barely talk to one another without fighting, much less run a business together. Can the girls make up in time to sweeten up their summer rush? Or will Tamiko return to find her business partners have banana-split?

My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children (Denene Millner Bks.)

by Denene Millner

From noted parenting expert and New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner comes the definitive book about parenting African American children.For over a decade, national parenting expert and bestselling author Denene Millner has published thought-provoking, insightful, and wickedly funny commentary about motherhood on her critically acclaimed website, MyBrownBaby.com. The site, hailed a &“must-read&” by The New York Times, speaks to the experiences, joys, fears, and triumphs of African American motherhood. After publishing almost 2,000 posts aimed at lifting the voices of parents of color, Millner has now curated a collection of the website&’s most important and insightful essays offering perspectives on issues from birthing while Black to negotiating discipline to preparing children for racism. Full of essays that readers of all backgrounds will find provocative, My Brown Baby acknowledges that there absolutely are issues that Black parents must deal with that white parents never have to confront if they&’re not raising brown children. This book chronicles these differences with open arms, a lot of love, and the deep belief that though we may come from separate places and have different backgrounds, all parents want the same things for our families—and especially for our children.

The Mortal Instruments, the Complete Collection: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels; City of Lost Souls; City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)

by Cassandra Clare

All six books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, now available in a collectible hardcover boxed set.Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this handsomely packaged boxed set that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this collectible set of six hardcover volumes is a perfect gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.

The Dark Artifices, the Complete Collection: Lady Midnight; Lord of Shadows; Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices)

by Cassandra Clare

All three books in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Dark Artifices trilogy are now available together in a collectible hardcover boxed set. The Dark Artifices is a sequel series to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter—the best in her generation. Together with her best friend and parabatai Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. But when bodies of murdered humans and faeries continue to turn up, Emma and Julian must strike an uneasy alliance with their supposed enemies in order to find the killer. Meanwhile, an extremist faction of Shadowhunters called the Cohort will do anything to seize power and turn Shadowhunters against Downworlders once and for all. Emma, Julian, and their friends must embark on a series of quests from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica, and deep into the realms of Faerie and beyond in order to save the Shadow World as they know it—even as a deadly and ancient curse threatens to destroy them and everyone they love. This beautifully packaged boxed set includes: Lady Midnight Lord of Shadows Queen of Air and Darkness

Media Planning And Buying in the 21st Century: Integrating Traditional And Digital Media

by Ronald Geskey

UPDATED (4th) EDITION of the most up to date and comprehensive book on media panning and buying in the 21st century. In addition to extensive updating, includes brand new chapters on Internet and programmatic buying.

The Book of Second Chances

by Katherine Slee

A charming, uplifting novel about love, loss, and finding your way in the world, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things.Emily can't remember the last time she left the house. Or spoke to anyone besides her grandmother, beloved children's author Catriona Robinson. After Catriona's death, Emily is at a complete loss . . . until she gets an unexpected letter from the woman she loved most.Catriona has revealed there might be one last, lost unpublished manuscript in her wildly popular book series. And she's left a secret diary and trail of clues that only Emily can follow. From London to Paris to Verona, Emily traces her grandmother's past, finding out more about her family -- and herself -- than she ever imagined possible. Hopeful and adventurous, The Book of Second Chances celebrates books and bookstores, the power of imagination, and having the courage to shape our own destinies.

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