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Teach & Learn Spanish™ in January: Become An Overnight Success ...
by Theresa Gunderson

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English

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Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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Teach & Learn Spanish™ in January is part of a series which features 12 full-color lesson books and CDs, one for each month of the year. Teach & Learn Spanish breaks the barrier of having to know Spanish in order to teach it. In fact, no prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary! If you don’t know any Spanish, or you feel rusty, you get to learn or brush up while you teach it. If you already know Spanish, this will become your favorite curriculum because it’s so organized, easy to use and fun! <br /><br />How does Teach & Learn Spanish make it possible for anyone to have fun teaching Spanish to children ages 3-8? The secret is in the lesson plan, the CDs, the vocabulary and pronunciation tables and the bilingual visuals.The step-by-step lesson plans explain how to make the activities fun and engage your students! The CDs walk you through many of the activities with detailed directions, sassy songs, charming chants and, silly sounds. The vocabulary is organized in English, Spanish and pronunciation tables and nearly half of each book is filled with beautiful visuals and flashcards that you will to bring the activities to life and which you can use to create colorful bulletin boards for your classroom and home. <br /><br />The Teach & Learn Spanish in January book and CD provide you with 19 activities that combine role-playing, songs, chants, art, games and vocabulary practical to everyday life. You can teach at your own pace, but beware; your students will ask to you to repeat activities over and over because they enjoy them so much! In the January lesson your students will learn to follow simple rules, talk with a “Spanish-speaking” puppet, give compliment to friends, name parts of the head and face, put a snowman together, play several games, describe the weather, count the days in January, sing the “Happy Birthday Song,” and more! <br /><br />Who Is Using and Loving Teach & Learn Spanish?<br />-Childcare Centers<br />-Elementary Schools<br />-Homeschool Families<br />-Spanish Immersion Families<br /><br />Teachers and parents love that Teach & Learn Spanish focuses on speaking Spanish together as a classroom or family. The Spanish immersion strategies make it easy to create a bilingual classroom and home environment. The year round curriculum plus the training videos offer structure and support so teachers and parents feel organized and confident while teaching Spanish throughout the year! <br /><br /><br />As a bonus, Teach & Learn Spanish includes newsletters on our website so students who are learning Spanish at school can also practice as a family at home. You can see the newsletter, learn more and order the rest of the Teach & Learn Spanish lesson at: www.oneilllanguage.com <br />
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
by , Elliot Kirschner

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<DIV><B>AN INSTANT <I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> BESTSELLER<BR /><BR /> “I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do.” —Dan Rather</B><BR /><BR /> At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.<BR /><BR /> With a fundamental sense of hope, <I>What Unites Us</I> is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one.</DIV>
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by , Ella Morton

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English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<DIV>It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.<BR /><BR /> Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.<BR /><BR /> Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.<BR /><BR /> Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.</DIV>
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><BR> <BR> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><BR> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.<BR><BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.<BR> <BR>The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<BR> <BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<DIV>“<B>Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—<I>The New York Times Book Review, </I>Editor's Choice</B><BR /><BR /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and <I>a lot</I> of sex.<BR /><BR /> But those stories have always been locked away—until now.<BR /><BR /> Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.<BR /><BR /><I>A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived</I> will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas—one that’s still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced.<BR /><BR /> Rutherford closes with “A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind,” filled with provocative questions that we’re on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And . . . where do we go from here?</DIV>
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
by Ray Bradbury

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English

Pages

119

Publication Date

November 29, 2011

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<B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel <I>Fahrenheit 451</I> is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR><B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR>Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. <BR><BR>Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. <BR><BR>When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological ...
by , Angela Ackerman

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English

Pages

326

Publication Date

October 18, 2017

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Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story.<br /><br />Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find:<br /><br />•A database of traumatic situations common to the human experience<br />•An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events<br />•An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it<br />•Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling<br />•A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, leading to very specific story goals<br />•A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects <br /><br />Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers. <br />
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018
by World Almanac

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English

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1008

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips.<BR><BR><i>The World Almanac® and Book of Facts </i>is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been <i>the</i> authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>The World Almanac and Book of Facts </i>will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.<BR> <BR> <b>Features include:</b><BR>  <BR> <BR>  <BR> <BR> <BR> <ul> <li><b>150 Years of <i>The World Almanac</i>: </b>A special feature celebrating <i>The World Almanac</i>'s historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times.</li> <li><b>Historical Anniversaries:</b> <i>The World Almanac</i>'s recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of <i>Little Women</i>.</li> <li><b><i>World Almanac</i></b><b> Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: </b>In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, <i>The World Almanac </i>takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs.</li> <li><b>Statistical Spotlight: </b>A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues.</li> <li><b>The Obama Presidency:</b> A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, <i>The World Almanac </i>reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president.</li> <li><b>The World at a Glance:</b> This annual feature of <i>The World Almanac</i> provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.</li> <li><b>Other New Highlights: </b>A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more.</li> <li><b>The Year in Review: </b><i>The World Almanac </i>takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. <ul> <li><b>2017—</b><b>Top 10 News Topics: </b>The editors of <i>The World Almanac</i> list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017.</li> <li><b>2017—Year in Sports:</b> Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more.</li> <li><b>2017—Year in Pictures: </b>Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.</li> <li><b>2017—Offbeat News Stories:</b> <i>The World Almanac</i> editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion.</li> <li><b><i>World Almanac</i></b><b> Editors' Picks: Time Capsule:</b><i> The World Almanac </i>lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <BR>  <BR>  <BR> 
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Ris...
by Jane Mayer

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English

Pages

464

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January 19, 2016

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<b><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br />ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR<br /></b><br /><b>Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of <i>The Dark Side</i>, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group.<br /><br /></b>In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system.<br /><br />Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. <i>Dark Money</i> is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.<br /><br />National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist<i><br />LA Times</i> Book Prize Finalist<br />PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist<br />Shortlisted for the Lukas Prize
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
by Amy Tan

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>In <em>Where the Past Begins</em>, bestselling author of <em>The Joy Luck Club</em> and <em>The Valley of Amazement</em> Amy Tan reveals herself in a way she never has before, delving into her childhood, adolescence, family history, beginnings as a writer and professional life to explore the answers to questions of purpose and meaning that we all ask ourselves as we get older. </p><p>Moving from her childhood in Oakland and growing up with her Chinese parents through her success as a novelist, Amy Tan delves into her creative interests in music, the paralysis of beginning a new project, journal-writing and travelling. <em>Where the Past Begins</em> chronicles the making of a writer. With characteristic humor and poignant observation, Tan weaves a nontraditional introspective narrative that is as complex and vibrant as this beloved American novelist’s fiction. Interspersed with direct correspondence between the author and her editor, the book will give fans and critics unparalleled insight into the author’s process, her thoughts on the literary enterprise, and her singularly warm, intelligent mind. </p>

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