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1776
by David McCullough

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

May 24, 2005

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<b>America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.</b><BR><BR>In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.<BR> <BR> Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, <i>1776</i> is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King’s men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.<BR> <BR> Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s <i>1776</i> is another landmark in the literature of American history.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>—</b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p> </p><p> “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.”<br /> <b>—<i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Publi...
by , Patrick Barrett

Language

English

Pages

577

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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<h1>This listing is for the Kindle e-book version of the SAT Prep Black Book, Second Edition. For the physical paperback version of the book, please choose the "paperback" format above.</h1><br /><br /><i>Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the SAT Prep Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the SAT!</i> <br />The fully up-to-date <i>SAT Prep Black Book, Second Edition</i> gives you unique, effective SAT strategies from Mike Barrett, an SAT tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. In addition to extensive and effective training on every aspect of the SAT, this Black Book gives you detailed, systematic, easy-to-follow walkthroughs for every question in 4 of the College Board's official SAT Practice Tests.<br /><br />The Black Book is a must-have in your SAT preparation, whether you need to<br /><ul><li>make a perfect 1600 to be competitive at an Ivy,</li><br /><li>score a 450 in each section to claim a sports scholarship,</li><br /><li>or anything in between.</li></ul><br />You can find the first 4 Practice SAT tests from the College Board for free on the College Board’s website, or in the "Blue Book," which is the College Board's <i>Official SAT Study Guide,</i> 2016 Edition or 2018 Edition---both editions contain the first 4 official SAT practice tests. (The SAT Prep Black Book has no affiliation with the College Board.)<br /><br />The Black Book and the real practice SAT tests from the College Board are all you need to get your best possible SAT score.<br /><br />The Black Book is the ideal SAT book for 3 major reasons:<br /><ol><li>It covers every aspect of the test with advice that actually works, making it unique in the SAT prep field. It doesn't just review material from your high school classes! Instead, you'll learn to exploit design flaws in the SAT, using its own "SAT tricks" against it.</li><br /><li>The Black Book contains 600+ detailed, systematic, easy-to-follow walkthroughs for <i>real</i> SAT questions from the College Board, so you know that what you're learning actually works. You'll see every question from the first 4 official SAT Practice Tests attacked in a way that clearly demonstrates the ideal thought process on the SAT. (You'll need your own copies of those real SAT practice tests, which you can get for free from the College Board’s website. You can also find them in the College Board’s 2016 or 2018 “Blue Book.”)</li><br /><li>The Black Book is a clear, concise roadmap to the SAT. (See the selected highlights below). It explains exactly how every SAT question works, and how to beat it in the least time possible.</li></ol><br /><br /><h2>Selected Highlights from the SAT Prep Black Book:</h2><br /><ul><li>Why the SAT isn’t designed like a high school test, and how this fact influences every aspect of the proper approach to SAT preparation…</li><br /><li>Why every SAT question can only have one valid answer, no matter how much it might seem otherwise sometimes…</li><br /><li>How to look at SAT questions the same way the College Board does when it writes them…</li><br /><li>Why it’s so important to work with real SAT questions from the College Board…and why you shouldn’t pay much attention to the College Board’s written explanations for those questions!</li><br /><li>The simple formula that allows you to crank out a top-scoring essay (that is, if you even need to take the SAT Essay in the first place)…</li><br /><li>The special grammatical rules that are followed by the SAT Writing and Language section…and how they sometimes differ from common usage in school…</li><br /><li>The unwritten rules for every kind of SAT question…</li><br /><li>And much more than we can fit in this space…</li><br /></ul>
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Rise and Shine)
by Eric Carle

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<b>The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in <i>your</i> life?</b><br /><br />For the first time, Eric Carle’s <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. This classic story of a famished caterpillar who eats his way through a week of various foods makes the perfect addition to your child's digital library, easily available to read again and again.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<DIV><P>Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.</P><P>Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.</P><P>More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.</P><P>In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of <I>The Giver </I>and <I>Number the Stars.</I></P></DIV>
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

February 18, 2014

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<p><strong>As <em>The Giving Tree</em> turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover.</strong></p><p>Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.</p><p>Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with <em>Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back</em>. He is also the creator of picture books including <em>A Giraffe and a Half</em>, <em>Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?</em>, <em>The Missing Piece</em>, <em>The Missing Piece Meets the Big O</em>, and the perennial favorite <em>The Giving Tree</em>, and of classic poetry collections such as <em>Where the Sidewalk Ends</em>, <em>A Light in the Attic</em>, <em>Falling Up</em>, <em>Every Thing On It</em>, <em>Don't Bump the Glump!</em>, and <em>Runny Babbit</em>.</p><p>And don't miss <em>Runny Babbit Returns</em>, the new book from Shel Silverstein!</p>
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American ...
by Dee Brown

Language

English

Pages

482

Publication Date

October 23, 2012

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<DIV><B>The “fascinating” #1 <I>New York Times</I> bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (<I>The Wall Street Journal</I>).</B></DIV><DIV><BR /> First published in 1970, <I>Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee</I> generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Forcefully written and meticulously researched, <I>Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee</I> inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</DIV>
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss)
by Dr. Seuss

Language

English

Pages

56

Publication Date

September 24, 2013

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<p><b>Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise <i>Oh, the Places You’ll Go! i</i>s the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! <br /></b><br />From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, <i>Booklist</i> notes, “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!</p>
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms: American English Idio...
by Christine Ammer

Language

English

Pages

515

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<DIV><P><B>From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English.</B><BR />  <BR /> The <I>American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms</I> explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—including phrasal verbs such as <I>kick back</I>, proverbs such as <I>too many cooks spoil the broth</I>, interjections such as <I>tough beans</I>, and figures of speech such as <I>elephant in the room</I>.<BR />  <BR /> With extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language, this second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today—a remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions.<BR />  <BR /> “Invaluable as a teaching tool.” —<I>School Library Journal</I></P></DIV>
The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize B...
by , Hans Bluedorn

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

September 20, 2009

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<p><b>The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years.</b></p><p><i>"Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his reasoning skills."</i>--Tim Challies, curriculum reviewer</p><p><i>"Cartoon and comic illustrations, humorous examples, and a very reader-friendly writing style make this the sort of course students will enjoy."</i>--Cathy Duffy, homeschool curriculum reviewer</p><p><i>"I really like The Fallacy Detective because it has funny cartoons, silly stories, and teaches you a lot!"</i>--11 Year Old</p><p>What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking. This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning.</p><p>- For ages twelve through adult.</p><p>- Fun to use -- learn skills you can use right away.</p><p>- Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.</p><p>- Includes The Fallacy Detective Game.</p><p>- Exercises with answer key.</p>

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